Kyle Busch clinches regular-season championship at Indianapolis

first_imgKyle Busch is the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season Champion, claiming the distinction at the end of Stage 2 in Monday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Clinching the regular-season title hands Busch a 15-point bonus heading into the 10-race playoffs, which begin Sept. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.With six victories and five stage wins, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver already had 35 playoff points entering the regular-season finale and will enter the final, championship-hunting stretch of the season with 50 playoff points to his name — barring a win at Indy, which would give him 55.RELATED: Kyle Busch career highlightsMartin Truex Jr. clinched the regular-season championship in 2017, its first year of inception. He went on to win the title months later at Homestead-Miami Speedway.Busch and Kevin Harvick battled for regular-season supremacy throughout the year, along with Truex Jr. Together, they formed the sport’s “Big 3.” Busch and Harvick pulled ahead of Truex over the last several weeks, though.Monday’s clinch completed a stellar performance throughout the season’s first 26 races. Busch claimed the points lead following the sixth race of the season at Martinsville and never lost it. He entered Monday’s race 39 points ahead of Harvick.last_img read more

Steve Parish, Longtime Grateful Dead Roadie, Announces Cannabis Products

first_imgAnother member of the Grateful Dead family is celebrating the launch of their own line of cannabis products as the gradual legalization of the plant across the country continues to flourish heading into the new decade.Steve Parish, the longtime roadie and equipment manager for the Dead and the Jerry Garcia Band from 1969 until 1995, announced on Tuesday morning that he has teamed up with California-based cannabis growers Grizzly Peak to launch his own line of “Big Steve” pre-rolls and multi-packs. The products can be purchased by those of legal age at dispensaries around California.Related: World’s First Cannabis Pop Up Book Features Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Willie Nelson, MoreParish’s announcement comes just a week after the estate of his longtime boss and friend (Jerry Garcia) revealed their own forthcoming line of cannabis branded around the famous guitarist, which will arrive in 2020. Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart also celebrated the launch of his own “Mind Your Head” cannabis brand earlier this year, which included 1/3-gram joints sold at select dispensaries throughout the Northern California region.The “Big Steve” products are the latest from the California growers which already have a strain called, “Grateful Dave’s.”Watch Parish talk about “Pot” at the 2017 Emerald Cup via the video below.Steve Parish At The Emerald Cup[Video: Emerald Cup]Parish will be on hand at the Skull & Roses Festival in Ventura, CA in April, where he and Grateful Dead publicist/biographer Dennis McNally will take part in the event’s “Franklin’s Tower” experience.last_img read more

Instead of Using Birthday Money for Disney World Vacation, 6-Year-old Uses It to Feed Hurricane Evacuees

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreRather than using his birthday vacation money to go to Disney World, this little boy chose to feed Hurricane Dorian evacuees instead.Jermaine Bell will be turning 7 years old on September 8th. His parents had originally saved up some money so they could celebrate the youngster’s big day at ‘the happiest place on Earth’—but since the hurricane hit the east coast, Jermaine wanted to make sure those in the midst of it had something eat.He and his family from Allentown, South Carolina then used their savings to buy sandwiches, snacks, and waters for families headed inland from the coast. Together, they stood on the side of the road with signs advertising how they were giving away free meals to evacuees. “The people that are traveling to go to other places, I wanted them to have some food to eat, so they can enjoy the ride to the place that they’re going to stay at,” Jermaine told local reporters in the interview below.RELATED: After Bullied Boy Has Terrible First Day of School, Upperclassmen Take Him Under Their WingOver the course of just one day, Jermaine fed more than 100 evacuees—and he hopes to feed many more.His mother Lauren Bell says that she has been incredibly touched by her son’s compassion—which is why she still hopes to take her son to Disney World, even if it means they simply have to put it off for a while.(WATCH the news coverage below) – Photo by WJBFSave Your Friends From Negativity By Sharing The Sweet Story To Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

City League High School Hall of Fame

first_imgTHE GREATEST TEAM EVER?—The Fifth Avenue team of 1976 went undefeated on their way to winning the City League and the state championships. (Photo by Devin Dandridge)The Pittsburgh City League High School All-Sports Hall of Fame inducted 29 athletes, two coaches and one team on Sunday Nov. 6, at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Senator John Heinz History Center.Former NFL players Ray Zellers, Michael Booth, Bobby Howard, Bryant Salter, Sam Clancy and Michael Barnes headlined one of the nation’s most impressive hall of fame classes.The undefeated 1976 Fifth Avenue State Championship Basketball team is considered by many to be the greatest team in Pennsylvania history.  Sam Clancy, Warnie Macklin, Puffy Kennedy, Edwin Peoples and William Clarke were ranked #2 in the nation.‘“The Great Hall,’ as it is now recognized, was the initial idea of former South Hills School basketball star and lifetime basketball coach Larry Anderson.  Since passing the ball to me three years ago, the dedicated and committed executive board was formed.  This unprecedented and historic event has grown in enormous proportions and has quickly become one of the most important community based so social, athletic and educational events in city history,”  said Bill Neal, CEO of Achieving Greatness Inc,.  “It is also important to be reminded that this is, in fact, a first time ever presentation in the city’s illustrious 200 year history as well as the 176 year history of the Board of Education.  With that being said, the national recognized rich tradition of Pittsburgh’s City League Sports and its great athletes are now enshrined in ‘The Great Hall’ they can call their own.”last_img read more

Watch: Newcastle manager Steve Bruce asks his assistants: ‘Do you want to f**k off…

first_imgAdvertisement 6vzpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs47rWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E25cos( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4fh36Would you ever consider trying this?😱8inxqCan your students do this? 🌚7rbttRoller skating! Powered by Firework Steve Bruce was appointed the new Newcastle manager after the departure of Rafa Benitez. The Newcastle loyals were fuming as they loved Benitez who gave them 3 progressive seasons with the amount of success increasing season after season. #BruceOUT was trending after the appointment but the new gaffer was emotional about his new job.Advertisement “My mum would have burst into tears,” he said.Advertisement “She would have been so proud. My dad would have said, ‘Are you sure you know what you’re doing, Son?’“For all the family I’ve still got in the North East, I am sure they will be as proud as punch. For any Geordie, if you can’t play for Newcastle, then to get back and manage them is really something special.Advertisement “No matter how difficult, no matter how much s*** I’m going to have to deal with, I had to have a crack at it.”After taking charge and winning his first game for Newcastle which was in the third place match of the PL Asia trophy, viewers witnessed something bizarre and hilarious. Bruce said to his assistant manager ” Shall we f*ck off now?” after the game was over.  Watch it below :  Advertisementlast_img read more

Harm at their hands: when love fails

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS AN overwhelming majority of women subjected to violence in Cardinia Shire are in a relationship with their…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Bunjil hosts top concert

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie A unique performance by internationally acclaimed local musicians is coming to Bunjil Place. The Casey Chamber Musicians…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Weekend Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgFriday March 8th Killimor v Killimordaly, at Killimor 7pmDivision 1 football League: St Michael’s V Annaghdown, at Westside 11am Saturday March 9thChalloner Trophies U21 A1 HurlingChampionshipSt Mary’sGAA Athenry v Castlegar, at Ballindereen, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 A1 HurlingChampionship Group 2Turloughmorev Liam Mellows, at Carnmore, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B HurlingChampionshipPortumnav Ballygar, at Portumna, 3.30pmPadraigPearses v Ballindereen, at Padraig Pearses GAA Grounds, 3.30pmMoycullenv Annaghdown, at Baile Doite Pitch & Clubhouse, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B HurlingChampionship Group 2Salthill/Knocknacarrav Skehana- Mountbellew/Moylough, at Salthill-Knocknacarra, 3.30pmBallinasloev Rahoon-Newcastle, at Ballinasloe, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B1 HurlingChampionship Group 1CoisFharraige v Gort, at An Spideal, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B1 HurlingChampionship Group 3Abbeyknockmoyv Sylane, at Abbeyknockmoy, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 A1 HurlingChampionship Oranmore/Mareev Michael Cusacks, at Oranmore/Maree, 3.30pmSunday March 10thChalloner Trophies U21 A HurlingChampionship Group 1Kilnadeema/Leitrimv Clarinbridge, at Kinvara, 11amIntermediate Hurling League Final2018Sylane vMeelick/Eyrecourt, Venue TBC, 12pmTuesday March 12thChalloner Trophies U21 B HurlingChampionship Sarsfieldsv Mullagh/Kiltormer, at Duggan Park, 7.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B HurlingChampionship Group 1 Kinvarav Ahascragh/Fohenagh, at Killimor, 7.30pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Challoner Trophies U21 A1 HurlingChampionshiplast_img read more

130 People to swim across Galway Bay this July in aid of Cancer Care…

first_imgNow in its 14th year, the Frances Thornton Memorial GalwayBay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West returns to the waters of Galway Bay thisJuly. This year there will be 69 solo swimmers and 65 relay swimmerstaking part in teams of 2,3 and 4 swimmers. Since the swim began 14 years ago, 740people have swam the Bay and this year again it will be a mixture of swimmerswho have completed the swim every year and complete novices.Last year’s swim raised over €100,000 for Cancer Care Westand we are hoping to beat that this year. The monies raised will help fund theexpansion of our support services for cancer patients including a counsellingservice for children and a dedicated gym rehabilitation space for cancerpatients.Safety is a priority for the swim, each year the eventreaches out to the maritime community in the west to support the swim throughboat support. Ciaran Oliver of Galway Bay Boat Tours and Oranmore Maree CoastalRescue are helping out again this year.“Each swimmer needs a boat to follow and track their swim, organisers are again this year asking any boat owner to get in contact with the hope they can volunteer their services on the day. The most suitable boat is a 5.0m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) with a 50HP engine or equivalent and we are again asking people to help support the swimmers in this year’s swim across the Bay,” explained Ciaran Oliver of Galway Bay Tours.Ciaran went onto say, “Ideally we are looking for motorboats, pleasure crafts between 5 and 7 metres, however we are urging people toget in touch and we can then pull together resources from what we have andensure that this swim is again a safety success.”The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim will takeplace on Saturday July 20th. People are invited to go down to Blackrock divingtower, Salthill to welcome the swimmers home from 12 Noon. To volunteer or for more details check out, or contact Dave O’Donnell on 087-9088587print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The swim which is now sold out will see close to 130swimmers taking part this year it is now one of Ireland’s biggest and longestone day swims. Starting from Aughinish in Co. Clare and finishing at BlackrockDiving Tower in Salthill, the swim is a distance of roughly 13 kilometres….ifyou swim straight. last_img read more