Michigan Sprint Cup Series qualifying order

first_img44 READ: All news from Michigan 42 SANY Chevrolet Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 1 Travis Kvapil 32 David Gilliland 23 Michael McDowell David Stremme Belle Tire Toyota 39 5 2 41 4 Plinker Tactical Toyota Matt Kenseth Austin Dillon(i) Kasey Kahne 1 29 83 33 5-hour Energy Toyota Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 15 No Label Ford Phil Parsons Racing Ford 35 Target Chevrolet 36 MDS Transport Ford 36 Miller Lite Ford 27 24 15 12 10 Kyle Busch 27 Scott Riggs 11 38 22 Ryan Newman GoDaddy Chevrolet 44 56 43 13 55 FedEx Express Toyota Car 14 Greg Biffle 30 6 Tony Stewart 37 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Joe Nemechek(i) 38 34 Juan Pablo Montoya * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series 31 AJ Allmendinger Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota Marcos Ambrose 47 17 GEICO Ford Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 19 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet Caterpillar Chevrolet Gordon first, Mears last in qualifying runs for the Quicken Loans 400 Widow Wax Toyota 25 Denny Hamlin 24 Taco Bell Ford 88 Jeff Burton National Guard/Man of Steel Chevrolet 20 31 Fastenal Ford Team 18 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 87 READ: Post-Pocono driver reports Brad Keselowski 40 39 Stanley Ford Farmers Insurance Chevrolet Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet Jimmie Johnson 19 3M/Give Kids a Smile Ford Budweiser Chevrolet READ MORE: M&M’s Toyota READ: Power Rankings Week 14 43 David Ragan 14 7 9 Carl Edwards Menards/CertainTeed Chevrolet Quicken Loans Chevrolet Danica Patrick # Jamie McMurray 8 51 Kurt Busch 16 American Ethanol Chevrolet 21 Eckrich Ford David Reutimann Chevrolet 32 Ken Schrader Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Clint Bowyer Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mark Martin 98 93 Trevor Bayne(i) 17 Mike Bliss(i) 9 35 Lowe’s Chevrolet 78 Martin Truex Jr. Driver Zest Ford NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Jeff Gordon 30 11 5 26 33 99 # Long John Silver’s Ford 16 3 13 2 7 29 JJ Yeley Joey Logano Casey Mears 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford 48 42 10 Dave Blaney Josh Wise(i) 20 34 18 McDonald’s Chevrolet Charter Toyota 21 Home Depot Husky Toyota Kevin Harvick Aric Almirola Federated Auto Parts Ford Paul Menard READ: Michigan Paint Scheme Preview Bobby Labonte 28last_img read more

French insurer AXA speeds coal industry exit plans

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:France’s AXA said it was strengthening its climate strategy by committing to exit coal more quickly across a greater number of countries, as policymakers seek a faster transition to a low-carbon economy.AXA said that as an investor it would exit completely from the coal industry across countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union by 2030, and the rest of the world by 2040.In other steps announced on Wednesday, the French insurer said it will put 12 billion euros ($13.23 billion) in “green investments” between 2020-2023.AXA added that as an insurer, it would restrict coal underwriting policy and stop selling insurance contracts, apart from employee benefits offers, to clients developing new coal projects that exceed 300 MW in capacity.The moves by AXA drew praise from some environmental groups. “AXA is leading the way by driving its portfolio of coal down to zero by 2030,” said Regine Richter, Energy Campaigner at Germany-based campaign group Urgewald.More: French insurer AXA to exit coal investments in OECD states by 2030 French insurer AXA speeds coal industry exit planslast_img read more

Clips of the Week: May 10, 2013

first_imgOur favorite web videos from the week that was:French Overly BroadWe got some rain in the Southeast last week. Understatement. Here are a couple of brave, rowdy boaters running the French Broad at 23,000 cfs.French Broad 23,000 from Shaneslogic on Vimeo.Asheville Guns for IronmanAsheville, N.C. is gunning to host an Ironman Triathlon in September 2014. This is the proposal video they submitted.Brookies in the Blue RidgeBrook Trout in the Blue Ridge, Gordonsville BBQ Exchange, and Tenkara. Does it get any better?Does it Get Any Better? from My Leaky Waders on Vimeo.And Now, For Something Different…Extreme.last_img

Rennes president determined not to lose Real Madrid target

first_img Loading… Rennes president, Nicolas Holveck, has said they’re determined not to lose Edourdo Camavinga this summer. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleThe Best Cars Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowGreatest Movies In History Since 1982 The 17 year-old midfielder is a target for Real Madrid. “The priority will be to keep our team, which has shown all its talent in this fantastic season,” Holveck told L’Equipe.Advertisement “We’ll have to be smart in the transfer market to improve the team and make it the best we possibly can in order to pass this qualifying round.” read also:Rennes to block Madrid move for Camavinga Rennes are owned by the Pinault family who are billionaires meaning they are under no pressure to sell their best players. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Rio Theatre to host An Evening with Kevin Smith as filmmaker keeps

first_imgKevin Smith. LEWIS JACOBS/AMC / VSUNWP Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Kevin Smith is headed to the Rio.The Hollywood filmmaker will be hosting “An Evening With Kevin Smith” at the Rio Theatre on March 30th, as he makes good on his promise to help save the popular East Vancouver venue from the threat of redevelopment.After its building was listed for sale, raising the possibility that a developer might attempt to tear it down, Smith said he would do whatever it takes to save the Rio, including “literally (holding) the doors open,” if needed. Facebook Advertisementlast_img

KARENA EVANS GOT HER BIG BREAK BY COLDTEXTING MUSIC VIDEO LEGEND DIRECTOR

first_imgFor instance “In My Feelings” features a litany of twerking dancers set against the backdrop of New Orleans local haunts. The project stars Shiggy (the creator of the viral dance that helped propel the song up the charts), Lala Anthony (as Drake’s love interest), Phylicia Rashad (as Lala’s mother), Odell Beckham Jr., and a cameo from Big Freedia (whose vocals are featured on the track). In short, it’s just the sort of high-energy romp you’d expect from a smash single.As her star only continues to rise and people continue to listen to “In My Feelings” on repeat, Teen Vogue chatted with Karena about facing your fears, chasing your dreams, and the importance of creating space and visibility for black women in the film industry.Teen Vogue: What are your earliest memories around film and acting?Karena Evans: I was the annoying child who put on plays for my family and charged them a dollar to get in. There was this program on Windows, this was before Apple, where I would edit videos every time a family birthday came around. I always really had an interest in storytelling, but it wasn’t until I got a bit older that I realized you can actually make a life out of telling stories, which was a crazy concept.TV: Director X really took you under his wing. How did you guys meet?KE: It all started in film school. I can definitely appreciate a school education, but I just think I was a bit impulsive and very impatient about the rate I was learning. I wanted to learn faster. I knew that I wanted to be a director, and I was already shooting. I just wanted to get out there. I had a mutual friend with X, his name is Boi1da, a Toronto legend and a longtime collaborator with Drake. I had a conversation with him and said, “Look, this is where I am and this is where I want to be. How do I close that gap?”He slid me Director X’s phone number; not even his office line or his assistant’s line, his personal number. It was kind of a scary moment where I had to decide to either take a step forward or stay in the same place. I texted him and said, “You don’t know who I am but my name is Karena and I really want to work for you. I want to show you what I can do.” He had me come into the office the next day. I was sitting in a boardroom with him and his manager, who is now my manager, and we were just talking. The conversation was going very well and that was all fine and dandy, then he said, “Great. Now show me your work.”At the time I had this zero dollar music video I’d done. When I say zero dollar I mean we paid for the camera package out of our pocket and we didn’t have any lighting. I had even lended the artist my clothes — it was something that I was super passionate about. Although technically it’s not where I am right now, I think you can still see my heart in it. I like to believe X liked it because we started working together that night…I literally started that evening. We worked on a TV pitch together, and from there he truly did take me under his wing. It was such a beautiful mentorship because I was writing treatments with him and going on set with him. I would be up until three or four in the morning, but the pace that I was learning was far faster than what I was learning in school. That led me to another moment of having to decide to take a risk. I dropped out of school to be fully present in the experience. About eight months later he signed me as a director to his company.TV: What are some of the biggest lessons you learned working with X?KE: X is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met. I truly learned the value of working hard at your craft and mastering it. You know, expanding your knowledge, constantly researching and just spending all of the time you can to get better because things don’t just land on your lap. The knowledge that you really do have to put in the work was one of the biggest takeaways I got from him. The other thing, which is a big lesson he taught me, and is something that his mentor Hype Williams taught him, was that you have to fight the inner thought that you can’t do it. You have to fight the idea that you’re not good at your job, and even the perception that might be projected on you by other people that you aren’t meant to be there.You have to fight those doubts because you have the responsibility as an artist to push forward and pull through. I think that in the presence of chaos, creativity starts. You need that nervous creative energy, but at the same time you have to learn to push through the negative thoughts that come with it because that’s breeds the best creations.TV: For black women, the conversation around film and directing tends to come back to the idea that there aren’t enough of us or that we aren’t as represented in the ways we should be. How, if at all, does that impact you?KE: I think that the first thing to realize is that there are in fact a lot of female directors. There are a lot of women of color who are here and present. The unfortunate part is that we were not always given a place. It took the Melina Matsoukases, the Ava DuVernays and others who have paved the way for me, and the next generation of young black female filmmakers, to help us understand that we do have a place, and to also break down those barriers so we that can be heard. It was definitely something I was aware of getting into the game, and I think it just made me want to work ten times harder to prove that there is nothing different between me and my male counterparts. If anybody knows me they know how much Melina is my hero, and how much she’s influenced not only my work, but how I look at myself as a young black filmmaker. If I can in some way inspire another young girl to also believe in herself then I’m doing a good job.TV: Being the first woman to win the Lipsett Award must have felt like one of those moments.KE: It’s an interesting feeling because I definitely don’t feel like I’m the first woman who should receive it, and I definitely don’t think that I’m the only woman who is making a mark in the music video industry, or in the industry as a whole; I won’t be the last, either. I just hope that in receiving it, I can help break down some of those walls for other women to be recognized. Again, it’s because of women like Melina that I even have it, or that I even know that I have a place here and that I’m allowed to occupy a space in this world.TV: Who or what are some of your other influences?KE: Of course I grew up on X and Hype’s music videos, but honestly, I don’t get a lot of my inspiration from any single person. Vimeo is my school. I’m always watching videos. I’m always researching because I believe you can find inspiration anywhere. The great thing about Instagram right now is that you can cultivate what’s coming towards you. I follow a lot of photography blogs, and am always searching for inspiration whether that’s on the Internet, around where I live, or even the kind of music I’m listening to. As an artist, I think I have a duty to stay inspired and search for new things to learn.TV: Every director probably approaches a project differently. What’s your process?KE: The way that I approach any project is with an entirely clean slate. I don’t have one formula for everything. I really do my best to make sure that I’m creating a custom suit for every visual. I think the process changes depending on the artist you’re working with as well. I’ve been blessed to work with some really collaborative artists, and an idea will either start from them or a conversation with them, and then we sort of build that out together. For me, the really exciting part is creating these very custom looks for every video. Now that I’m going into film and TV, I think the biggest thing is doing the research and truly defining what the vision is. I really don’t think that one strategy works for everything, so I constantly try and understand new ways to communicate and new ways to shoot.TV: What does the research project look like for you? Is it books, magazines, movies, a combination?KE: If I’m working on a specific song I listen to that song over and over and over. I will listen to that artist’s music over and over. I will research a lot about that artist (even if I already know them), just to make sure that in the moment I’m conceptualizing I’m really within the boundaries of that artist and doing justice to that person. I also look through a lot of magazines. I have a log of videos that give me inspiration too.TV: What makes someone a good director?KE: Constantly expanding your knowledge of film and storytelling. Knowing there’s a world of opportunities where you can learn — both technically and life lessons. All of that will help in your experience as a director. Some of the directors I’ve worked with as an actress have had an incredible ability to communicate, and also understand that everyone’s energy is different. Again, it’s not a matter of here’s a general strategy I’m going to use on every project. It’s really about being present and adjusting and adapting to the people you’re working with.BY STEPHANIE SMITH-STRICKLAND | TEEN VOGUE Advertisement At 22-years-old, Canadian director and actor Karena Evans is already living the creative dream. This year she became the first woman to receive Prism Prize’s prestigious Lipsett Award, which recognizes Canadian music video artistss for innovation and creativity. Her wildly well-rounded portfolio boasts brand campaigns for clients including Nike right alongside music videos for artists such as SZA, “Garden (Say It Like Dat); Belly, “Mumble Rap”; and perhaps most famously, Drake. And to think, it was all put in motion from cold-texting a pro in the industry.Karena’s journey started at film school in Toronto, where after bouncing between two institutions, she eventually grew frustrated with the slow pace of the curriculums. In response, she did something many of us — particularly those of us who have been trained to believe that traditional schooling is a guarantor of success — would be absolutely terrified to do. She cold contacted the legendary Director X, whose first feature film, Superfly, debuted in August. After landing an internship with his production company, X personally took Karena under his wing. The culmination of this process saw her dropping out of school to fully embrace the work she was already doing.Several of Drake’s most recent videos, released in support of his behemoth fifth studio album, Scorpion, have been directed by Karena. From the feel-good premise of “God’s Plan” to the playful Degrassi time warp that is “I’m Upset” to the celebrity-studded, ladies-first anthem of “Nice for What,” the young director has been instrumental in creating a tableau that feels at ease with Drake’s chameleon nature, and impactful to the larger pop culture zeitgeist. 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Satellite operator SES has teamed up with a local

first_imgSatellite operator SES has teamed up with a local partner in Senegal, Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (ESMT), to launch a satellite installer training course in the West African country.The SES Elevate satellite installer training course comes via a wider agreement between SES and ESMT to collaborate in a number of areas that was signed this week. ESMT is a leading sub-Saharan African technology institute.As part of the launch, SES has sponsored a classroom that will be rebranded, furnished with the necessary equipment, and become the dedicated training venue. SES also created an internet Hub for ESMT and will provide the institution with one year of free internet connectivity via its Astra 2G satellite. The unlimited internet connectivity across the institution will ensure students are able to undertake part of their training online and have access to the internet for additional information.At the end of each course, installers will be provided with an Elevate certificate. The first course will focus on training VSAT and DTH installers.The move is the latest in a drive by SES to train installers in the African market under the Elevate imitative. Last month the operator teamed up with Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd (CCNL) to train satellite installers as part of that country’s digital switchover process.“SES has been working with ESMT through the SES ELEVATE programme for a number of years and to have it provided as a fixed course in the curriculum is a step in the right direction, as more installers will be equipped to support satellite and digital television migration in the country. In addition to providing capacity and managed end-to-end services, SES with its Elevate installer training programme, help ensure customers receive the best service for the installation of their satellite reception equipment. To date, we have trained over 8,000 installers across Africa since the launch of the programme in 2012,” said Andy Anderson, Head of Marketing at SES in Africa.“We’re excited to introduce the programme as a fixed course in the curriculum and uplift the youth through education. This will empower our youth to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses, and in the process create employment opportunities for others. Our institution provides certifications and graduate programs within the telecommunications industry and this partnership with SES will enable us to expand our current programme offerings,” said Tahirou Ouattara, director-general of ESMT.last_img read more

Mediasets preliminary halfyear results have exce

first_imgMediaset’s preliminary half-year results have exceeded the company’s expectations, with operating profit jumping by 55% to €192 million and net profit rising by 155% to €109 million.The good news for the Italian broadcaster comes as total revenues decline, hit by the absence of ad revenues from the World Cup that boosted its 2018 figures, the sale in Italy of advertising related to football on pay TV and the anticipated drop in subscriptions for Mediaset’s Premium offering, which no longer includes top-tier football and is no longer available on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform.Mediaset benefited from a reduction in costs associated with its football offering and pay TV content.The Italian company did not divulge actual revenue numbers in is preliminary update. Mediaset’s full results from the first half will be published in September.The group did not include damages from its successful copyright case against Dailymotion in the numbers.last_img read more