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Hendrick presents special gift for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

first_imgThe 2018 season will see Earnhardt in the broadcast booth with NBC’s NASCAR coverage as well as plans to run a NASCAR XFINITY Series race for JR Motorsports, the organization he co-owns. Alex Bowman will step into the No. 88 for Hendrick Motorsports in 2018. RELATED: Track gifts for Dale Jr. | Earnhardt through the years | All of his winsTracks presented Dale Earnhardt Jr. with gifts throughout his final full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He won the Most Popular Driver Award for a 15th straight year and was award the Bill France Award of Excellence. There has been plenty of Appreci88ion for the son of Dale Earnhardt has contributed to the sport.And there is a little bit of extra thanks from the folks at Hendrick Motorsports, the team that Earnhardt drove for from 2008 to 2017.last_img read more

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Doing Laundry for Homeless Earns Them Young Australians of the Year Award

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA pair of best friends have been named Young Australians of the Year for doing laundry for the homeless.Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett have washed, at no charge, more than 75 tons of clothes belonging to homeless people in Australian cities with their fleet of vans equipped with industrial washing machines and dryers.WANT MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT YOUTH? GET OUR APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSThe buddies from Brisbane started Orange Sky Laundry in 2014 with a single truck they converted into a mobile laundry that contained two washers and two dryers. Less than two years later, they oversee trucks in five cities and have 270 volunteers to help.Calling clean clothes “a basic human right,” the two 21-year-olds and their volunteers take the mobile laundries, which run on generators, right into parks and homeless centers—wherever people need them. They’ve also deployed their vans during disasters to help people forced out of their homes by wildfires and cyclones.RELATED:  Nonprofit Retrofits Buses as Mobile Showers for the HomelessIt’s the first time two people have shared the honor of Young Australian of the Year, one of four categories of people honored each year on Australia Day, celebrated on January 26, and marking the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in the country.Marchesi and Patchett say their Orange Sky Laundry service helps homeless citizens connect with the community. It also raises health standards, while simply letting the homeless gain respect with a clean suit of clothes.(WATCH the video from Orange Sky Laundry and READ more at the Sydney Morning Herald) — Photo: Orange Sky LaundryMULTIPLY the Good… Share the IdeaAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Teens Show True Sportsmanship After Baseball Championship Win (WATCH)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA week after losing the Indiana 4-A baseball championship, he remembers most vividly the moment when an opponent, instead of celebrating with his teammates without abandon, came over to console him, the pitcher who’d dropped to the mound, face down in defeat.WATCH: Dad Uses Cat-Like Reflexes To Save Son From Flying Baseball BatThe Roncalli high school catcher told WTHR ”I saw the heartbreak and the stress on all their players but especially him laying almost lifelessly by the mound. It just really got to me and I just wanted to go over there and tell him everything was going to be alright.”And so he did.(WATCH the moment below or READ more from WTHR) –Photos via WTHR videoAdd Some Inspiration to Your Newsfeed– Share This…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Improve service to Hispanics

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Lingering misconceptions might hamper your staff’s ability to serve this fast-growing audience.Hispanics are the largest, fastest-growing, and youngest ethnic group in the U.S.—but they’re also the most underserved by financial institutions.More than 50 million Hispanics live in the U.S., and their average age is 27. About half are unbanked or underbanked. From 2000 to 2010, the U.S. Hispanic population grew 43%, and trends suggest one of three U.S. residents will be Hispanic by 2050.“Hispanics are clearly credit unions’ largest growth opportunity,” says Miriam De Dios, CEO of Coopera, a CUNA strategic partner that helps credit unions connect with this audience.Although credit unions have worked to remove barriers that prevent or discourage Hispanics from becoming members, lingering misconceptions might hamper your front-line staff’s ability to serve these members.Coopera offers information in these areas to increase understanding and improve service:• Immigration status. A 2012 poll by the National Hispanic Media Coalition indicates nearly one-third of Americans believe half of Hispanics are in the U.S. illegally. In reality, 76% of Hispanics living in the U.S. are U.S. citizens. And by 2020, second-generation Hispanics will outnumber their parents.• Proper identification. The Customer Identification Program, outlined in Section 326 of the USA Patriot Act, specifically allows your credit union to use several forms of identification to serve these members. continue reading »last_img read more

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Which social platform should you use?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Fatemeh FakhraieYou want to get the most out of your social media efforts with the least amount of time, right? Of course you do–there’s no use trying to cram a square block into a triangle-shaped hole. So here are some strategies to make sure you’re working smarter for your social media, not harder.FacebookFacebook is a very visual platform that welcomes comments from customers. To get fans engaged, share images, hold polls, and hold contests that allow them to share with you.Keep text-only or link-only status updates sparse (those are better for Twitter, anyway).Use your Facebook Insights as a guide on when to post. Their algorithm is incredibly sensitive to time data. And don’t forget how important sponsored posts are becoming! There’s a good chance you’ll need to allocate some marketing dollars for this.Check out our blog post on using Facebook for small businesses to learn more about the best way to use Facebook.TwitterTwitter is the place to share news and information. This is the perfect place for updates about closures, exciting new products, events, and interesting links your customers might be interested in.Don’t worry about generating a ton of tweets by yourself: retweeting others (especially other local businesses’) is a great way to share relevant news and events with customers. continue reading »last_img read more

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Game & Fish Catches Of The Week

first_imgCameron Quill of Albuquerque caught a 12.5-pound catfish using chicken breast on the Rio Grande River. Courtesy/NMGF Lane Zemke, 5, of Bosque Farms caught a 3-pound white bass using Sassy Shad at Elephant Butte Lake. Courtesy/NMGFNMGF News:Catches of the weekElephant Butte Lake: Lane Zemke, age 5, of Bosque Farms caught a 3-pound white bass Sept. 6 using a Sassy Shad.Rio Grande River: Cameron Quill, of Albuquerque, caught a 12.5-pound catfish using chicken breast Sept. 3 near Albuquerque.If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at [email protected] We may include your story in our next report.For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, location, type of fish, length and weight if possible, and bait, lure or fly used.Northeast Fishing ReportCabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 14.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Clayton Lake: Fishing for catfish was fair using chicken liver.Conchas Lake: Fishing for bass was good using plastic baits such as tubes, Senkos and creature baits in 15+ feet of water.Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday morning was 8.51 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing for rainbow trout was fair trolling spinners tipped with PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.Lake Maloya: We had no reports from anglers this week.Los Pinos River: Fishing for trout was good using Woolly Buggers and bead head nymphs.Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.Monastery Lake: The lake is closed until further notice.Morphy Lake: The lake is closed for a renovation project on the dam, and no firm opening date has been set.Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 20.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 37.5 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using dry fly dropper rigs with small nymphs like zebra midges and RS2s. The water level was low and clear.Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge Monday morning was 159 cfs. Fishing for trout was good near Taos using dry fly dropper setups and nymph rigs with flies such as Poundmiesters, mayflies and caddis nymphs. Fishing for catfish was good near Albuquerque using chicken breast.Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was 11.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 3.19 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco Monday morning was 2.95 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Storrie Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Ute Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using vertical jigging blade baits and slabs in 25- to 35-feet of water. Fishing for smallmouth bass was good using Whopper Ploppers and Choppos on main lake points in 10- to 20-feet of water. Fishing for catfish was good using punch bait, nightcrawlers and cut bait. Fishing for walleye and crappie was slow. The main lake water surface temperature was 75 degrees Fahrenheit and water clarity was clear.Northwest Fishing ReportAbiquiu Lake: Fishing for bass and walleye was slow to fair using Ned rigs and bottom bouncer spinner rigs tipped with nightcrawlers. Due to low water levels, anglers are advised to use four-wheel-drive vehicles to launch boats and watch for obstructions on the water.Animas River: Water flow below Aztec Monday morning was 19.9 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.Bluewater Lake: The lake is scheduled to reopen Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m.Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.Canjilon Lakes: Fishing for trout was fair to good using hopper flies.Chama River: Monday morning flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 789 cfs and 578 cfs, respectively. Fishing for trout near the Colorado border was good using nymph flies. We had no reports from below El Vado or Abiquiu Lakes.Cochiti Lake: The lake is closed until further notice.El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Fenton Lake: The lake is scheduled to reopen Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m.Heron Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near the town of Jemez Monday morning was 3.75 cfs. Fishing on the Valles Caldera was good using Prince Nymph flies as a dropper under a dry fly.  Laguna del Campo: We had no reports from anglers this week.Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.McGaffey Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Navajo Lake: Fishing for bass was good using watermelon red flake Gitzit tubes in 15- to 20-feet of water. Fishing for kokanee salmon was fair to good using pink and purple spinners tipped with corn fished 85-feet deep.San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.San Juan River: Stream flow Monday morning was 917 cfs. Fishing for trout in the quality waters was good using size 24 and size 26 black, olive and grey midge pattern flies, size 22 Baetis nymph flies and size 20 Griffith Gnats.Seven Springs Brood Pond: The pond is closed until further notice.Tingley Beach: We had no reports from anglers this week.Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.Southwest Fishing ReportAlumni Pond: Fishing for catfish was fair to good using shad and liver baits.Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Bill Evans Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Caballo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for white bass was good using Sassy Shad and chartreuse Berkley Flicker Shad.Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Gila River: Stream flow Monday morning was 20 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week.Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,040 cfs. Fishing for bass, walleye, crappie and catfish was good at Eagle Point using worms.Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Trees Lake: Fishing for bass and catfish was slow.Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.Southeast Fishing ReportAlto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Berrendo Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 12.26 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Blue Hole Park Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.Bonito Lake: The lake is closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until 2022.Bosque Redondo Lake: The lake is closed until further notice.Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.Brantley Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Corona Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was reported as slow with a lot of water play traffic.Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Lake Van: We had no reports from anglers this week.Oasis Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 100 cfs. Fishing for catfish was good using worms and homemade dough bait.Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 3.09 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Sumner Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.Tips and TricksCameron Quill, of Albuquerque, is an avid angler who likes to target big catfish. He says that right now, big catfish are on the move during the night hours. To fish for the big cats, he uses two-inch cubes of cut chicken breast. He uses weights to keep his bait on the river bottom. Look in this week’s Catches of the Week to see the 12.5-pound catfish he recently caught in the Rio Grande River.His fishing setup is an Ugly Stik Catfish medium-heavy, 8-foot rod, a Carolina rig with a 2-ounce pyramid weight, a 50-pound braid mainline and a 40-pound mono leader about 10-inches to 1.5-feet long. For a hook, he uses an 8/0 Gamakatsu octopus circle hook. Want to catch and release fish? Here are a couple of tips to make it easy:You can practice catch and release to preserve the species. Using flies with barbless hooks is the safest way to catch and release. You can also fish with spinners and de-barb the hooks and/or cut two of the treble hooks off.Fishing with bait is going to be the most likely technique to harm the fish because the fish swallow the bait and hook. If you do decide to use bait and get a fish hooked deep where the hook cannot be easily removed, just cut the fishing line off at the trout’s mouth; the trout’s stomach enzymes will digest the hook. Here is a video on de-barbing a hook.last_img read more

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Abercrombie pays top dollar in NYC

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My Perfect Day: Springs

first_imgSprings. Those who don’t know call it “The Springs,” but they’re wrong, it’s just Springs.From the era of Jackson Pollock to today, Springs has always been a creative, unassuming East End community that includes many artists. It’s referred to as “God’s Country” by locals because it’s filled with so much natural beauty. It doesn’t have a Main Street. It doesn’t even have a post office. But what it does have is character.It’s also the area of the East End where I grew up. My family first came to Springs in the 1950s when they built a house on Gerard Drive that was used during the summer; now it’s one of the many that sits on stilts.When I was five, my family moved to Springs full-time. It’s bittersweet writing this column this week, because after selling their house later this month my parents will leave Springs. And although I haven’t technically lived there since college, Winterberry Lane has always been the place I call home. (We’ve actually lived in four different homes on the same lane!)Artists and the like have always said that the light in Springs is magic. Growing up with photographer parents, I was always very aware of that special golden hour hue. During the early days of The Independent, there were many photo shoots with friends at Maidstone beach. Springs is a great place to be when that golden sun hits.So, for “My Perfect Day: Springs” I would start with coffee at the S & S Corner Shop in the ART Bldg on Fort Pond. This café offers hot coffee and local pastries as well as Stanley & Sons Apron and Bag Co. gourmet pantry items for your home. Perfect for unique gift items.It’s a Saturday in summer so I’d stop by the Springs Farmers Market to pick up lunch. Some of the best summer days are the ones when you don’t have to leave Springs at all. No need to deal with the traffic that can cripple the rest of the East End, you won’t find that in Springs. The farmers market has wonderful vendors and live local musicians.We’d bring our purchases out on our boat and putt around Three Mile Harbor. Swim, eat lunch, and enjoy watching the other boats go by for a few hours. Another way to get on the water is to rent kayaks at the Springs General Store or take a stand-up paddleboard class from Paddle Diva. It’s also always sunny in Springs. Driving into Springs in a fog-filled ocean mist will many times clear once you arrive.Later in the day I would visit the Pollock-Krasner House. The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is located at the home and studio of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Visitors can explore the home, grounds, and studio. The studio, which is fascinating to see, is filled with evidence of Pollock’s poured painting process. Visitors can wear a pair of protective booties and walk into the studio, which is a work of art itself.Springs is known as the cradle of the abstract expressionist movement, which also included artists Willem de Kooning and John Ferren, among others. Visit Thursday to Saturday from 1 to 5 PM, from May to October.An art show at Ashawagh Hall or The Art Center at Duck Creek would be next. This weekend, Ashawagh Hall hosts the 24th annual Artists Alliance of East Hampton Members Art Exhibit and Duck Creek opens “Bonac: Letters From Home” with photographs by Tara Israel (read interview elsewhere in this issue of The Independent).Dinner would be at Harbor Bistro, one of my favorite restaurants. The family-owned waterfront location boasts a wonderful sunset view and some of the best menu options on the East End. Enjoy live music and BBCs on the lawn every Sunday from 5 to 8 PM.Drinks at Moby’s would happen after. Moby’s opened this summer in Springs at East Hampton [email protected]@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Watermill Center

first_img Robert Wilson Robert Wilson, Simon de Pury Beth Buccini, Alina Cho The 25th annual Watermill Center summer benefit and auction, “Time Bomb,” was held on Saturday, July 28. The event united the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture, and fashion. Bernt Heiberg, Kelly Shaughnessycenter_img Robert Wilson, Isabella Rossellini Jay McInerney Sharelast_img

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