Drive for Diversity Combine roster unveiled

first_imgWATCH: Chase Chat: Kyle Busch Thonotosassa, Fla. The 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine participants include:  Vancouver, Wash. Nicole Behar, 15 Megan Creech, 20 Rio Rancho, N.M. Paige Decker, 20 Newport News, Va. Sergio Pena, 20 Sam Wright, 18 Kylin Hammer, 11 WATCH: Kansas Preview Show Hollister, Calif. San Clemente, Calif. Ashley Rogero, 15 Carson, Calif. Alhambra, Calif. Las Vegas, Nev. Name & Age Austin Geer, 11 Name & Age City & State Jairo Avila, 17 Claire Decker, 18 Dylan Smith, 21 Blake Kisner, 18 Eagle River, Wis. City & State Twin Falls, Idaho Indianapolis, Ind. Annabeth Barnes, 18 Naples, Fla. Jack Madrid, 18 Eagle River, Wis.center_img Chanute, Kan. Walter Thomas, 15 Randolph, Vt. Kenny Stewart II, 16 Katlynn Leer, 14 Mooresville, N.C. Ryan Bernal, 19 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (#NASCARD4D) program approaches its 10-year anniversary, NASCAR and Rev Racing have selected the participants for the 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. The drivers will participate in a rigorous on- and off-track evaluation process for the opportunity to join the NASCAR D4D program and compete for Rev Racing during the 2014 season. The combine will be held at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., from Oct. 21-23.The annual Combine is the first step in identifying and developing the future stars of the sport. Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr. are among the drivers who have graduated from the NASCAR D4D program after attending the annual combine and driving for Rev Racing.Ryan Gifford, who currently drives for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut driving for Richard Childress Racing on Aug. 3.“The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program has contributed to the success of some of the most promising young drivers and crew members in our sport,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president, public affairs and multicultural development.“The drivers announced today will have an opportunity to compete at the 2013 D4D Combine and earn a place on the 2014 NASCAR Drive for Diversity/Rev Racing roster.”NASCAR officials and Rev Racing representatives chose the 20 up-and-coming drivers from 95 applicants representing the United States, Canada and Latin America. “We are excited about this year’s group of Combine participants,” said Max Siegel, owner/CEO of Rev Racing.“They represent a great cross-section of talent and experience, and any one of them would make a great addition to the 2014 Drive for Diversity team.” All of the drivers attending the Combine will be mentored and coached by the Rev Racing staff, along with the team’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East drivers Mackena Bell, Ryan Gifford, Bryan Ortiz and Daniel Suarez. The Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau and Langley Speedway have partnered with Rev Racing and NASCAR to support the 2013 NASCAR D4D Combine. Langley Speedway will host the Combine for the third consecutive year. The paved 0.395-mile short track is one of the flattest tracks in the region with six-degree banked corners and four degrees of banking on the straightaway. Langley Speedway is an ideal track to test the abilities of NASCAR’s up-and-coming talent. The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race – Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race No. 4 – will take place at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, with additional coverage on An additional eight young drivers will join these 20 drivers on Oct. 23 and compete for the opportunity to drive for Rev Racing during the 2014 Summer Shootout Series in INEX Legends and Bandoleros.   Ruben Garcia, Jr., 17 Devon Amos, 22 Jaiden Reyna, 7 Fremont, Calif. Twenty drivers slated to compete for 2014 seat with Rev Racing Johns Creek, Ga. Otis Orchards, Wash. Mexico City, Mexico St. Moulton, Iowa Meadowview, Va. Enrique Limon, 15 Yorktown, Va. Eagle River, Wis. READ: Paint Scheme Preview for Kansas Ashland, Va. George Beasley, 21 Mexico City, Mexico Hannah Newhouse, 16 Collin Cabre, 19 READ: Tires change along with technology MORE: Catharpin, Va. Cody Thompson, 20 Natalie Decker, 16 Ryleigh Lemonds, 10last_img read more

Yonder Mountain String Band Announces 2019 Summer Tour

first_imgJamgrass quintet Yonder Mountain String Band has announced their upcoming 2019 summer tour dates, which will feature support from Southern rockers Great Peacock for an extensive portion of the tour.Yonder Mountain String Band will open up their tour with a performance at Charlotte, NC’s Sound Of The Summer on May 3rd, followed by festival appearances at Rochester, NY’s Lilac Festival (5/10); Cumerland, MD’s DelFest (5/23 & 24); and Chillicothe, IL’s Summer Camp Music Festival (5/26).The band will then head to Wichita, KS’s Wave on May 29th, followed by stops at Ozark, AK’s Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain (5/30); Huntsville, AL’s SideTracks Music Hall (5/31); Canton, NC’s Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan (6/1); Isle Of Palms, SC’s Windjammer (6/2); Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head On Stage (6/4); Newport News, VA’s Boathouse Live (6/5); Rocky Mount, VA’s Harvester Performance Center (6/6); Wilmington, NC’s Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews (6/7); Greenville, NC’s The State Theatre (6/8); Telluride, CO’s Sheridan Opera House (6/21); and a final stop at the 46th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, June 22nd.Head to Yonder Mountain String Band’s website for ticketing and more information.Yonder Mountain String Band 2019 Summer Tour:5/03 Charlotte, NC Sounds Of The Summer5/10 Rochester, NY Rochester Lilac Festival5/23 & 24 Cumberland, MD DelFest5/26 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival5/29 Wichita, KS Wave5/30 Ozark, AR Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain5/31 Huntsville, AL SideTracks Music Hall #6/01 Canton, NC Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan6/02 Isle Of Palms, SC The Windjammer6/04 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage #6/05 Newport News, VA Boathouse Live #6/06 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester Performance Center #6/07 Wilmington, NC Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews #6/08 Greenville, NC The State Theatre #6/21 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House6/22 Telluride, CO 46th Telluride Bluegrass Festival# with Great PeacockView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Vermont Law School launches nation’s first online master’s degree in environmental law

first_imgVermont Law School,Vermont Law School, the nation’s premier environmental law and policy school, will launch two online degree programs on May 16, including the first online master’s degree program in environmental law in the United States.The online format is designed to deliver a robust educational experience that is flexible and accessible for professionals who need to continue working while completing their degree. Students enrolled in the inaugural online Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) and the online LLM in Environmental Law, for post-JD attorneys, will develop the expertise to address the world’s increasingly complex environmental issues.After several years of research that included online pilot courses, VLS decided to embrace distance learning to serve the fastest-growing population of graduate students in the United States. Professor Marc Mihaly, director of the VLS Environmental Law Center (ELC), said distance learning provides the best avenue for the nation’s top-ranked environmental law school to reach individuals who want expertise and resources in environmental law and policy but who can’t venture to South Royalton to take classes or participate in degree programs.  ‘By providing a platform for students to explore environmental law and policy with our world-class faculty at their own pace and within their own constraints, we will extend Vermont Law School’s unique brand of excellent environmental legal training and commitment to public well-being to a vast array of communities and to the world,’ Mihaly said. Vermont Law School, which has been at the forefront of environmental law and policy since 1978, has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report 14 times since their specialty rankings began in 1991.  VLS’s bold venture will lead nonprofit, mission-driven law schools in the development of the appropriate standards for distance education, according to Associate Professor Rebecca Purdom, director of distance learning.  ‘Other institutions are watching us, looking to our example as the way to offer responsible, effective and valued legal education in the 21st century,’ she said. ‘VLS will set the standard for a new kind of distance education.’last_img read more

In Norristown, Governor Wolf Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid Epidemic

first_img August 10, 2016 Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas visited Resources for Human Development’s Montgomery County Recovery Center, a Center of Excellence in Norristown, to discuss the significant strides made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania. The Wolf Administration successfully secured the necessary funding for DHS to open 20 Centers of Excellence (COEs) statewide by October 1, 2016.“I am thrilled that by working with Republicans and Democrats, we have achieved this level of funding for our fight against this public health crisis,” said Governor Wolf. “Now that this year’s budget is complete, it is imperative that we all continue working together to focus on Pennsylvania’s opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. While the budget allows us to expand treatment for individuals suffering from addiction, we can and should do more to address this matter that is plaguing all of our communities. My administration will keep its focus on this issue and I will continue preparing for the upcoming special session.”“We are honored to join a community of providers fighting the national opioid epidemic,” said Linda Donovan-Magdamo, Executive Vice President of RHD’s Pennsylvania Behavioral Health & Housing Division. “RHD’s Montgomery County Recovery Center is committed to participating actively in the learning network collaborative that arises out of this initiative. RHD has long been at the forefront of innovative, person-centered programs for people in addiction recovery and we’re thrilled to see MCMC recognized for its excellence of service and dedication to the people of Pennsylvania.”“This is a wonderful opportunity implement a holistic approach to service, and enhance MCRC’s commitment to care for the whole person,” Montgomery County Recovery Center director Marie McCartney said. “This award from DHS will double the capacity of our program, expanding the essential services we offer to people in our community who are in dire need of support.”The current path of treatment for people who have opioid-related substance use disorders can be confusing and difficult to navigate. The links between behavioral health treatment and physical health treatment are often broken or not made at all. This means people may drop out of treatment after they receive care for their physical symptoms, bypassing critical components of care such as behavioral therapies and connection to community supports that can lead to meaningful recovery from substance use disorder.The Centers of Excellence are a central, efficient hub around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders though the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.The use of medication (like buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone), coupled with wrap-around supportive services, can prevent people from relapsing and improve their chances for recovery, ultimately driving the aforementioned statistics in the opposite direction.The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will license the COEs as drug and alcohol providers that provide one of the three FDA-approved medications.DHS is currently working with its actuaries to determine whether additional COEs can be funded by analyzing the impact they will have on the physical and behavioral health Medicaid managed care rates.For more information about the Centers of Excellence, visit Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: In Norristown, Governor Wolf Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid Epidemiccenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Players won’t back planned revamp of All Ireland Senior Football Championship

first_imgUnder Paraic Duffy’s scheme, the quarter finals would be replaced by a group stage, with eight matches added to the Championship overall. The CPA claim the proposals will have a detrimental effect on hurling, in particular. They’re also renewing calls for official recognition at next month’s GAA Congress, and for the creation of a Fixtures Think Tank.last_img