first_imgIn response to COVID-19, The NASCAR Foundation teamed up with Joey Logano Foundation and Elevation Outreach, an outreach ministry of Elevation Church based in Charlotte, North Carolina, to bring Convoy of Hope to Darlington, South Carolina.Last Sunday, as NASCAR Cup Series drivers prepared to take the green flag for the first time in 71 days, a tractor trailer with 40,000 pounds of food and supplies arrived at Darlington Raceway. As the race began, volunteers started staging for a monumental supply distribution designed to bring hope to a racing community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.RELATED: NASCAR coronavirus updates | Industry lending a handThen, on Monday, hundreds of volunteers loaded grocery bags filled with emergency food, water and hygiene supplies into a non-stop line of queued vehicles during the three-hour event. The NASCAR Foundation also provided Speedy Bears to younger guests’ delight.On hand to join the relief effort were NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France, NASCAR executive vice chair Lesa Kennedy, board chairman and president of The NASCAR Foundation Mike Helton, The NASCAR Foundation executive director Nichole Krieger, Joey Logano Foundation executive director Ali O’Connor and Darlington track president Kerry Tharp.“What an incredible effort (Monday) as we brought hope to so many Darlington area families impacted by the pandemic,” Krieger said. “We are so proud to partner with Joey Logano Foundation and together demonstrate the true power of our sport, particularly in times of need.”Serving nearly 800 guests of honor, Convoy of Hope’s contactless drive-thru ensured the safety of its staff, volunteers and deserving guests. With a long history as an early responder during natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has focused on addressing an important need during the pandemic and has surpassed its goal of 10 million meals served.“Working with Convoy of Hope on this event was an incredible gift at a time when we can all use something to smile about,” O’Connor said. “This work speaks to our core mission – to improve life outcomes for our community’s children and adults in need.” Courtesy of The NASCAR Foundationlast_img read more

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first_imgCeltic will take a healthy 2-0 advantage back to Glasgow in their Champions League second round qualifier against Linfield. Brendan Rodgers’ side eased to victory in the first leg of the tie in Belfast with first-half goals from Scott Sinclair and Tom Rogic. The Northern Irish side will now have to score a minimum of two goals if they are to have a chance of progressing in the tournament. If Celtic complete the task at Parkhead on Wednesday, July 19, they will face either Dundalk or Resenborg in the third round of qualifiers. You can follow how the game unfolded in Belfast with our live blog.last_img read more

first_imgDuring this time of having our hyper-partisan political world dominate the new cycles and hijack any remaining common sense from our elected officials, it may seem easiest to just give up and label Washington and/or your state capital as nothing more than expensive real estate occupied by idiots. While this last statement may still be true, it still matters that we reach out and let people know about issues and problems that impact the good things we do. Yes, your voice can make a difference!A former state representative from Bloomington once shared with me that if she heard from more than three or four constituents on a single issue, that it would stand out and prompt her to pay closer attention to the bill or related topic being discussed. Even if she did not agree with the positions being advocated by those she heard from, she was able to gain a deeper understanding and learn more about the reality that such laws can have on those she was elected to represent.When advocating, I have found that my most effective efforts involve me being able to personalize the issue and frame it in such a way so that it’s impact is real. It is not enough to say “I’m for/against this because it is a good/bad idea.” Talk about why an issue is important and share the impacts that happen should it be supported or defeated.My most recent reach out to a legislator was to my state senator here in Michigan. I spoke about the impact that the post Labor Day school start was having on not only my professional life (as a school administrator) but I was also able to touch on the impact this law has on my family and how the reality has come to pass. It is this personalization that has the best impact, not simply my position for or against something.Of course, while there are times we may be “preaching to the choir” there are likely to be as many times when we “talking to a brick wall”. The key, I believe, is making it personal and real. Really, that’s good advice for anything we want to be successful in achieving!last_img read more

first_imgTags:#business#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I’m just back from sunny Gold Coast, all theme-parked out, andalready I’m planning my family’s next trip. I’d love to make it to the nextWeb 2.0 conference, October 5-7 in San Francisco. It’ll be my firstever trip to America. Of course, the conference ticket price willbe an issue. Hopefully my blog whuffie will come in useful on thatcount (I’m Mr Unsubtle today…)Here’s John Battelle’sdescription of the recently announced 2005 Web 2.0conference:“Our initial thinking behind this year’s event reflects anevolution of Web 2.0’s original theme, which was “the Web asPlatform.” This year we take that as a given, and focus on what theopportunities and challenges are in this new web ecology, inparticular services and businesses which run over the platform.Hence the tagline “revving the Web” – both adding power andfeatures, as well as the idea of building the Web’s nextiteration.”And I like this precise description over at the official Web 2.0 website:“The Web 2.0 Conference explores the ongoing evolution of theWeb as a business platform…”The full skinny is in the press release:“”Revving the Web” is the theme for the 2005 Web 2.0 Conference,reflecting the conviction that the web is being transformed into anew application and business platform. […] The content of the2005 Web 2.0 Conference will focus on three major areas that arelikely to change both technology and business models: innovationsin infrastructure and interfaces for web-based applications; mediaand entertainment; and communications and mobile technology.”All I can say is: Brrrm Brrrm!!p.s. due to my holiday, the Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-Up takes a breaktill next week. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgA better way to build martech softwareYou are here: Posted on 1st March 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share In this ebook, Indusa explores a better way to build martech. Martech companies are their own unique creatures. While they do need to build software like any other SaaS or product company, martech firms also need to navigate the startup world (read: short runways, little to no room for failure, and limited resources) along with the marketing domain.This white paper explores:the intersection of technology and marketing.the digital transformation that the marketing world is undergoing.how martech firms are paying attention to the edges of their software products to move beyond product and into profit.Visit Digital Marketing Depot to download this MarTech ebook.From our sponsors: A better way to build martech software HomeDigital MarketingA better way to build martech software Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

first_imgMoyes tells Liverpool fans: Nothing deliberate over Ramos challenge on Salahby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes insists Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos didn’t set out to injure Mohamed Salah in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat last season.Moyes was a member of the elite UEFA technical study group that assessed the Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.He told the Sunday Express: “One of the big points the next morning about the Champions League Final was the Sergio Ramos foul on Mo Salah. It was the key moment of the game.“Ramos was telling Salah this is the big boys’ game now and you will have to deal with that, but he wasn’t trying to deliberately dislocate his shoulder. I certainly felt it altered the outcome of the match.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid boss Zidane defends quiet Hazard for derby stalemateby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says they deserved to beat Atletico Madrid after Saturday’s 0-0 draw.Eden Hazard was kept quiet but were it not for an impressive Jan Oblak save to deny Karim Benzema, Los Blancos would have left the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano with all three points.”It’s not just intensity, but what’s important is our strength,” Zidane said afterwards.”We saw a strong Madrid because we didn’t concede a chance.”We lacked in creativity but we’re happy with what we did.”Hazard is still some way from his best in Spain, but Zidane thinks he’s close to hitting form.”He doesn’t lack much,” the Frenchman explained, “just little things.”We have to stick with him. He’s done a good job, but we haven’t had many chances.”We have to highlight everyone’s work. We’d like him to score because it’ll release him, but there are no problems, we’re sure it’ll come.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton winger Bernard admits confidence boostby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton winger Bernard says his goal against West Ham United was down to an increase in confidence.The Brazilian received the ball from Theo Walcott on the edge of the penalty box and went on a mazy run to score the opening goal in the 2-0 victory.Asked if he was intent on firing off a shot when he controlled Walcott’s pass, Bernard told evertontv: “Definitely. I am always thinking about the team and looking for my teammates.”But perhaps with my confidence increased and the confidence of the manager, I am trying to take a few more chances.”I still want to look for my teammates and help the team but perhaps I can shoot more and take more opportunities.”The whole team had a really good attitude throughout the match.”Everyone knew we were in a difficult position and gave their all to try to get out of this situation.”Every player deserves credit for the effort they put in.” last_img read more

first_imgCollege Spun staff picks for week 12 of the 2015 college football season.college spun staff picks week 12Last week, four top ten teams – Baylor, Stanford, LSU and Utah – fell, further complicating the College Football Playoff picture. The Pac-12, which no longer features a team with less than two losses, is in trouble. The Big 12, meanwhile, is looking more likely to see one of its squads qualify for the event. And then there’s Notre Dame, which may very well finish 11-1 and find itself on the outside looking in.This week, despite most of the SEC scheduling cupcakes, we’ve got some great games. LSU takes on Ole Miss. USC and Oregon meet. Baylor and Oklahoma State will tangle. Oklahoma will look to stay hot against TCU. And of course, Michigan State heads to Columbus to take on Ohio State.Matt Hladik is still our leader, but he isn’t in the clear yet. Here’s who we have this week:week 12 picks 1week 12 picks 2week 12 picks 3Who do you have?last_img read more