Marks of distinction

first_imgIt’s no easy feat to turn one of the most iconic Harvard buildings into a Halloween weekend destination, but that’s precisely what a group of Harvard staffers did last October.The event — dubbed Haunted Hall — lured more than 1,600 students to Memorial Hall with a costume parade, live music, candy buffet, mocktails, and pub food.To pull it off, members of the Office for the Arts, Harvard College Office of Student Life, Harvard University Dining Services, and the Freshman Dean’s Office worked with students to organize vendors and other campus partners to ensure the event fit with the College’s philosophy of student-led, staff-supported programming.Those efforts — along with the work of dozens of other Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) staff members — were honored last month at the annual Dean’s Distinction Awards ceremony.“You have been called a superstar, an invaluable asset, the heart of our undergraduate program … and an outstanding University citizen,” Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith told the honorees during the ceremony. “You’ve demonstrated outstanding citizenship and remarkable dedication through the many winter storms of 2015, trekking through 100-plus inches of snow to direct clean-up efforts and ensure that lab facilities continued to run smoothly so critical research continued uninterrupted in the face of Boston’s worst winter on record.“To all of our honorees today, you are a fantastic portrait of the best of our staff. Our faculty and students are incredibly fortunate to have your ideas, your engagement, and your partnership. You make Harvard stronger. On behalf of the faculty, I extend my sincere thanks to you.”In all, 65 FAS employees from 45 departments were recognized at the award ceremony. In addition to the Haunted Hall team, three other teams were honored for their work in the past year:The Title IX Coordination team worked with various FAS Title IX Committees and Harvard’s Central Office of Dispute Resolution to help finalize the University-wide Sexual and Gender-based Harassment Policy, contributed to the implementation of procedures for students, staff and faculty, and helped develop local Title IX processes that were effective for the FAS community. The ABET team gathered and analyzed large quantities of data and worked with faculty and staff to organize a team visit by faculty and professionals from other institutions. The end result was virtually unheard-of: Harvard was granted continued ABET accreditation with no findings.Among those recognized was Marlon Cummings, a lab administrator in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.“For me, having been in higher education all my career, to be recognized by my peers is a wonderful honor, and I’m very grateful for that,” Cummings said. “This is not really a job, because I love to work with the students here. This is a great acknowledgement.”Michaela Kapp, a faculty administrator at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, called the award a surprise and an honor.“I was actually on vacation when I learned about the award, so it was a very nice surprise,” she said. “It’s absolutely very special to get this recognition … it means so much, so I’m very honored.”The 2016 Dean’s Distinction recipients are: Derek Barton, SEAS Faculty and Lab AdministrationThomas Batchelder, Department of History of Art and ArchitectureMegan Baugh, Division of Continuing EducationSusan Berstler, Cabot Science Library, Harvard College LibraryFranklin Brown, HUIT Unified CommunicationsSabinna Cappo, Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesLaurie Chiasson, Harvard ForestSarah Colgan, Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesKirsten Colton, Division of Social ScienceLenia Constantinou, Department of Human Evolutionary BiologyMarlon Cummings, Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyMaureen Daniels, Center for Nanoscale SystemsJody Fanto, Division of Continuing EducationKelly Haigh, FAS Donor RelationsRobert Hart, Department of PhysicsRudy Hypolite, Instructional Media ServicesRamona Islam, Widener Library, Harvard College LibraryMichaela Kapp, SEAS Faculty and Lab AdministrationRandy Kiessig, Institute for Quantitative Social ScienceOfrit Liviatan, Harvard College Freshman Seminar ProgramMary McConnell, Department of HistoryChristina McFadden, FAS Dean’s OfficeElizabeth Moss Levine, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesElizabeth Musser, Cabot House, Harvard CollegeWendy Peiper, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureBrenda Piquet, Department of EconomicsKeleigh Quinn, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary BiologyDuane Reeves, Department of AthleticsJoan Rouse, Harvard College Dean’s OfficeKaitlyn Santa Lucia, FAS Registrar’s OfficeKathy Santoro, FAS Human ResourcesPaula Soares, Department of Visual and Environmental StudiesClaudia Stearns, SEAS Faculty and Lab AdministrationThomas Tribble, Office of Physical Resources and PlanningAlexandra Vacroux, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian StudiesAbby Wolf, Hutchins Center for African and African American ResearchEric Wong, Harvard College Admissions and Financial AidShao-Liang Zheng, Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyHaunted Hall TeamPilar Fitzgerald, Harvard College Office of Student LifeMary Lou Kearns, Harvard University Dining ServicesTina Bowen, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall ComplexTorey Martin, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s OfficeShelby Raglan, Harvard College Office of Student LifeMichael Ranen, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s OfficeKatherine Steele, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s OfficeAmy Vest, Harvard College Office of Student LifeTitle IX Coordination TeamAnna Anctil, FAS Human ResourcesMary Higgins, Division of Continuing EducationGarth McCavana, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesEmily Miller, Harvard College Academic ProgramsRobert Neugeboren, Division of Continuing EducationJohannah Park, Office for Faculty AffairsSandra Stergiou, FAS Human ResourcesKwok Yu, Office for Faculty AffairsJacqueline Yun, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesHarvard Museums of Science and Culture Exhibit DepartmentJennifer Berglund, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureDonald Bissex, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureAnthony Greaney, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureSylvie Laborde, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureWilliam McCann, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureTristan Rocher, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureSamuel Tager, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureABET TeamAnna Dunavin, SEAS Deans and Related StaffDavid Hwang, SEAS Office of Academic ProgramsPatrick Ulrich, SEAS Office of Academic Programs The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture Exhibition team worked across disciplines and departments to launch four major exhibitions, and generated broad collaboration across departments outside the museums to create exhibitions.last_img read more

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Weekly unemployment claims fall, 4,000 fewer than last year

first_imgFor the week of May 29, 2010, there were 839 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, a decrease of 133 from the week before. Altogether 10,898 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 391 from a week ago and 4,122 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 3,586 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 135 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 2,266 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 100 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

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Clips of the Week: March 15, 2013

first_imgWelcome to another edition of Clips of the Week! We’ve got some heady videos for you today from around the net, including trippy skiing, cringe-worthy riding, and slippery ice.1. Color Me ImpressedAmazing idea and cinematography from the Falquet brothers, Huck and Chuck. This one is a mind ‘sploder and doesn’t get old.2. Renan ReelShort clips from the reel of Camp 4 Collective partner and cinematographer Renan Ozturk. Gorgeous stuff from a one of the great talents out there today. Also has Devotchka on the soundtrack, so I can dig that. HD and full screen mode a must for this one.RENAN OZTURK // DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY // REEL 2013 from Camp 4 Collective on Vimeo.3. March of the PenguinsEven though it’s their native habitat, ice is still slippery. Even humans fall on the sidewalk sometimes.4. Crash Test DummiesGo Pro crash footage from three years of filming around the U.S.? Yes, please.5. Spring is in the AirFrom Smith Optics and Colorblind Media, comes some pretty bomber tarpon footage. Spring is in the air, can you feel it?Spring is in the Air from Colorblind Media on Vimeo.These videos were our favorite from this week, but I’m sure we missed some good ones. If you have a video you would like featured in Clips of the Week, please leave a comment below!last_img read more

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Daily Dirt: Beer City to Gear City, Snakeheads, and Fish Photos

first_imgYour outdoor news bulletin for June 12, the day Bryan Allen flew the human-powered Gossamer Albatross aircraft across the English Channel, proving that human-powered aircraft can, indeed, have silly names:Asheville, N.C.: Beer City to Gear City?That’s the goal of the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina, a newly formed organization of WNC gear manufacturers led by SylvanSport and Eagles Nest Outfitters, and they have a plan to do it. SylvanSport worked with Prestige Subaru of Asheville to convert their former Suzuki building into the Prestige Adventure Center, a showroom for local outdoor companies to display their wares and services. Over 30 outdoor companies have signed and the Adventure Center will be the exclusive downtown showroom for OGBWNC brands including Navitat, Bellyak, Outrider, USA, and more. Of course, SylvanSport and their GO tow-behind pop-up camper will take center stage as both the lead organizer and the largest physical piece of gear being showcased. Having such a large space will allow for more robust community events like live music, special presentations, and promotions. SylvanSport Director of Marketing and New Product Development: “The Prestige Adventure Center will be a lot like a community center. This will be a place where local outdoor gear builders, retailers like Diamond Brand, REI, and Black Dome, and adventure companies like NOC, Navitat, and others, can all get together, have their products on display, and help promote each other.” The Prestige Adventure Center is slated to open mid-July.Cool idea. Check out more details here.World Record Snakehead Caught…maybeA couple of fishing buddies may have set a world record over the weekend…and this ain’t no fish story (HA!). Caleb Newton held the rod while Phil Wilcox held the net as they landed the possible world recored Northern Snakehead out of Aquia Creek in Stafford, Virginia Saturday. The (ugly-as-sin) fish weighed in at 17.6 pounds, topping the previous record – caught in Japan in 2004 – by a couple of ounces. The northern snake head is, in a word, gross: they can live for days out of the water, can move on land, excrete mucus, smell terrible, have sharp teeth, are as hard to kill as the Terminator (T-850, not the T-1000) and are just plain ugly. They are also an invasive species, and if caught in Virginia are required by law to be, well, terminated. Newton has submitted paperwork to the International Fish Game Association and expects to hear back about the world record by August.Underwater Film Crew in Southern AppalachiansSpeaking of invasive species, a crew from the Oregon-based Freshwaters Illustrated spent last week in the waters of the Southern Appalachians taking photos and video of the underwater lives of the fish that reside there. Jeremy Monroe and David Herasimtschuk explored the underwater world of Abrams Creek, the Little River, the Conasauga River, and the Hiwassee River among others filming brook trout, mussels, hellbenders, chubs, and darters. Founded by Monroe in 2003, the purpose of Freshwaters Illustrated is to bring attention to the beauty and fragility of freshwater ecosystems through the U.S. through underwater still photography and video. They are currently working on a full-length film project focused on the rivers and conservation efforts in the Southeast.Get the full story, and some beautiful underwater photos, here.last_img read more

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Long Island Voters Decide Key Races On Election Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Voters in Nassau and Suffolk counties are hitting the polls to cast their ballots in local races across Long Island this Election Day, with unseasonably mild temperatures and sunny skies in the forecast for this first Tuesday in November.Voter turnout, which has reportedly been steady throughout the morning in scattered precincts, is expected to be pivotal in several key match-ups.The most-watched race on LI is for the Nassau County District Attorney post. At the top of the ticket on the other side of the county line is the Suffolk County Executive race. And scattered across the Island are county legislative seats, judicial and town-level contests—some of which could tip the balance of power.“With so much at stake in this election… we will do everything we can to make sure that every eligible person who wishes to vote—no matter what their party—gets that opportunity,” said Nassau Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs.Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, who is running as a Democrat to keep her job for the next for years, is up against Republican Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, who leads Singas by one percentage point, according to a recent Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll that has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.On eastern LI, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, a Democrat who is seeking re-election to his second term, is facing off against James O’Connor, a Republican former Town of North Hempstead councilman trying to unseat him—although he has an uphill battle, polls show.A key race in Bellone’s backyard is between Suffolk County Legis. Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst), the legislature’s GOP minority leader, and the Democratic challenger, Deputy Suffolk County Executive Tim Sini. A Republican winning the district in which the Democratic county exec lives proved an upset two years ago. But on top of seeking a second legislative term, McCaffrey is also up for re-election as president of Teamsters Local 707, the union that represents workers in various industries in the New York Metro area.Meanwhile, Suffolk Republicans hope to pick up at least one more seat in the 12-6 majority held by the Democrats and their third-party allies. That’s because under legislative rules, Democrats can currently vote to borrow funds without Republican support. But, if the GOP picks up at least one seat, the majority will have to negotiate with the minority to pass borrowing measures.That puts all eyes on the race to replace term-limited Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk). Bridget Fleming, a Democratic Southampton town councilwoman, is vying to keep that seat in the majority’s hands. She’s running against Amos Goodman, a financial consultant and political newcomer from Springs—also the first openly gay GOP candidate for county office on LI.Republicans also hope Steven Tricarico, deputy superintendent of highways for the Town of Brookhaven, can unseat two-term Legis. Sarah Anker (D-Mt. Sinai), where registered GOP voters outnumber Democrats. But if none of those seats change hands, some say the consolation prize for Republicans could come in a race where there’s no GOP candidate.First-term Legis. Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood), a Bellone ally who two years ago unseated wildcard lawmaker Rick Montano—a Democrat who didn’t caucus with his own party—conceded an elections lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of her nominating petitions, effectively handing her Democratic line to her primary opponent, Giovanni Mata, a Montano ally also from Brentwood. Martinez may be running on the third-party line, but she’s still got the backing of Suffolk County Democratic Chair Richard Schaffer, who accused Mata and Montano of working with Republicans—an assertion Suffolk Republican Chair John Jay LaValle has denied. Apparently the only way to know for sure will be if Mata wins.On the town level on the East End, Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter lost the local Republican party’s nomination and a GOP primary challenge to Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio. Walter, who’s now running on the Conservative Party line, hopes voters will re-elect him following a recent announcement that he helped lure an aerospace company to Enterprise Park at Calverton, aka EPCAL. Giglio maintains that it’s time for a new town leader.Back in Nassau, one legislative race without the advantage of an incumbent is in district six, where Legis. Francis X. Becker (R-Lynbrook) is retiring. The candidate running to keep the seat in the hands of the legislature’s Republican majority is C. William Gaylor, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, attorney and former judge also from Lynbrook. His opponent is Democrat James Paymar of Rockville Centre, a former TV news anchor and ex-corporate spokesman-turned media consultant.Republicans hope to bolster their 12-7 majority—one seat shy of a supermajority that would Democratic support to pass borrowing. Their best bet may be the race in which freshman Legis. Ellen Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) seeks re-election and her GOP challenger, Lisa Benjamin, tries to capitalize on a controversy surrounding Birnbaum making insensitive remarks that resulted in her temporarily being barred from her own caucus. Cassandra Lems, a Green Party candidate from Herricks, is also running in that race.Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. 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CNTB released four new videos as part of the #CroatiaLongDistanceLove communication concept

first_imgAnd the same content would be good for all tourists to share through their channels, because that way the campaign as well as the message spreads, which enhances the positioning as well as the chances of creating motives for the trip. Communication is always, let alone now in this crisis situation, crucial. But I must also ask the question: Is a mosaic video campaign enough? Promotional activities in the next period will take place in the four mentioned segments, and the first one was published on social networks. video on the topic of Croatian natural beauties.  The whole campaign #CroatiaLongDistanceLove it is based on mosaic video frames, which again have no or no narrative and story. Ok, we are beautiful and beautiful, like many other destinations, but that is not enough in today’s 21st century, let alone now, when we talk about the promotion of tourist destinations. If we all share content – the message and campaign is stronger and more effective The video was shared by numerous county and local tourist boards, agencies and hotel houses, as well as private renters, and well-known Croatian athletes, foreign bloggers and journalists and the European Travel Commission, who shared the video on its website, also took part in sharing the messages. The Croatian National Tourist Board has prepared four new videos for activities on social networks on the topic gastronomy, natural beauty, active tourism and culture through which he continues to implement the new communication concept #CroatiaLongDistanceLove.  More, much much more is expected from the CNTB as the main promotional platform. Especially in this crisis situation, where in addition to the promotion itself, it is necessary to further activate the “internal” communication with the entire tourism system. People are confused, waiting for information, they do not know how and in which direction to go, how to communicate, what to expect, both from the tourist boards and from all entrepreneurs in the tourist mosaic. The video launching the #CroatiaLongDistanceLove concept has so far been viewed by over 500 million users, according to the CNTB, and most views and comments have been made in nearby markets such as Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovenia.  Publishing a video and inviting people to share photos is a long-outdated concept of promotion, (only in the case of only one segment of the broader concept) a concept that has no head and no tail, nor is it a complete story. Not to mention a campaign that stands out from the crowd, that is different from the long ones, that is unique, that requires real interaction and that attracts attention.last_img read more

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Bali records spike in COVID-19 deaths in past two weeks: Task force

first_imgThe COVID-19 death toll in Bali has increased in the past two weeks, raising concerns over the coronavirus transmission on the world-renowned resort island.The death rate in Bali rose to 3.17 percent on Sunday, national COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said in a virtual press conference on Thursday.On Sept. 27, the death rate in Bali had been 2.97 percent; then it increased to 3.11 percent on Oct. 4, before reaching the current 3.17 percent, he further said, expressing concern over the matter. To lower the death rate, Wiku urged the provincial administration to increase the quality of referral hospitals and emergency hospitals assigned to treat COVID-19 patients as well as self-isolation facilities for residents.“We must do it to reduce the fatality rate,” he said.Read also: Indonesia gives free Bali staycations to test tourism readinessWiku also asked Bali residents to immediately get a check-up at local health facilities whenever they experience coronavirus-like symptoms. “To the Balinese people, we urge you to immediately get yourself a medical check-up if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, so that you can get treatment as soon as possible,” Wiku said.Bali reported cumulative figures of 10,513 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 340 fatalities on Thursday, according to data from the Health Ministry.Indonesia in general also continued to record a high COVID-19 death rate, Wiku further said, noting that the rate was higher than the global average.As of Thursday, Indonesia’s nationwide death toll has reached 12,268 cases, or an average mortality rate of 3.5 percent, with 349,160 positive cases.“The rate is higher than the global mortality rate, which stands at 2.82 percent,” he said.Read also: Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figuresWiku also said that, despite the number of COVID-19 infections still increasing nationwide, the 10 prioritized provinces’ share of total cases showed a declining trend.The 10 prioritized provinces include Aceh, Bali, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi and Papua.He explained that, on Sept. 27, the 10 provinces made up 67.62 percent of the national active cases. By Oct. 4 that figure had declined to 66.38 percent, and it dropped again to 65.64 percent by Oct. 11.Topics :last_img read more

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fails to agree Man Utd transfer budget with Ed Woodward

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fails to agree Man Utd transfer budget with Ed Woodward Sean KearnsThursday 4 Apr 2019 6:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link902Shares Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his squad in four areas (Picture: Getty)Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unsure how much he’ll have to spend this summer after failing to agree on a transfer budget with the club’s board.The Norwegian was appointed on a three-year deal last week after resurrecting the club’s top four hopes following Jose Mourinho’s departure in December.United are keen to hire a technical director to assist their recruitment process, which has been heavily criticised in recent years as executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has handed almost sole responsiblity of signings to David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Mourinho.Solskjaer will work under a similar structure, albeit with the eventual addition of a technial director and he has already identified the four areas of his squad that he wants to strengthen this summer.ADVERTISEMENT Sancho is a £100m target for United (Picture: Getty)However, after a sensational unbeaten run in his first three months, United’s top four hopes have taken a dent in the last fortnight with defeats against Arsenal and Wolves.AdvertisementAdvertisementQualifying for the Champions League would boost Solskjaer’s budget by around £60m and with such uncertainty over the club’s position the Norwegian was unable to finalise a budget during discussions with the club last month, Metro.co.uk understands.A failure to qualify for the Champions League would make it even harder to attract the likes of Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford, as well as pushing the club into the undesirable Europa League.United will, of course, back Solskjaer significantly whether the club qualify for the Champions League or not but it’s far from the only issue hanging over the Norwegian.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe 46-year-old inherited a squad with question marks over several first-team players and the club have failed to resolve contract issues with Juan Mata and Ander Herrera in recent months.As it stands, the pair will leave the club on a free at the end of the season but United remain intent on keeping both players at Old Trafford.Should they decline new offers, both will need to be replaced and United will feel inclined to allocate more financial help to Solskjaer.It means that United’s plans, ahead of what will be a crucial summer for the club, will be delayed until the end of the season.MORE: Arsenal consider Marseille boss for technical director rolelast_img read more

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang refusing Arsenal offer due to Unai Emery uncertainty

first_imgAdvertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is unwilling to commit his future to Arsenal (Getty Images)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is refusing to commit his future to Arsenal while uncertainty looms over Unai Emery’s position at the club, according to reports.The striker has less than two years remaining on his current deal with the Gunners, which is worth around £200,000 a week.Arsenal are keen for Aubameyang to agree to a new contract and have already attempted to press on with negotiations.But according to The Times, the 30-year-old is not willing to extend his deal while pressure continues to mount on Emery.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Nov 2019 10:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang refusing Arsenal offer due to Unai Emery uncertainty Aubameyang has less than two years left on his contract with Arsenal (Getty Images)Arsenal’s supporters are calling for Emery to be sacked as the Spaniard has guided his side to just one win in their last eight matches in all competitions.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners are already eight points behind fourth place in the Premier League and face the prospect of missing out on Champions League football for a fourth consecutive season.Aubameyang, meanwhile, will enter the final year of his contract next season and Arsenal are set to be faced with a decision to make over the striker’s future in the summer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gabon international has scored 50 goals in 78 appearances for the Gunners but the club could be forced to sell if he refuses to sign a new contract, or risk losing him on a free transfer in 2021.Barcelona are already interested in signing Aubameyang as the Spanish club want to bolster their attacking options.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

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IMCA Empire State Series at Black Rock, Skyline this weekend

first_imgDUNDEE, N.Y. – Two Memorial Weekend events are on tap for the IMCA Empire State Series.Traveling IMCA Xtreme Motorsports Modifieds are at Black Rock Speedway in Dundee on Friday, May 22 and at Skyline Raceway in Cortland on Sunday, May 24.The Black Rock feature pays $500 to win plus lap money. The Skyline show pays $400 to win. A  minimum of $75 will be paid to start each night.Black Rock opens the pit gates at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand at 5 p.m. on Friday. Hot laps are at 6:25 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m.Grandstand admission is $12. Pit passes are $27 for members or $32 for non-members. There is a $20 entry fee and more information is available at the www.blackrockspeedway.com website.Pit gates and the grandstand at Skyline open at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. and racing is at 6:30 p.m.Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and over and students ages 10-14, and free for kids nine and under. Pit passes are $35 or $30 with a Saturday wristband. Additional infor­mation is available by calling 607 657-8222 or 607 849-6600 on race day.Skyline has hosted 15 previous Empire State Series events; feature winners there last year were Chris Fleming and Gary Smith. Eight tour events have been held at Dundee with the checkers flying in 2014 for Matt Cole and Rich Karlnoski.Two events have been held the same weekend just twice before in the series’ 13-plus year his­tory, also during the Memorial Day holiday and most recently in 2008.Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Eddie Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 79; 2. K.C. Cole, Conklin, 66; 3. Chris Fleming, Union Springs, 65; 4. Brad Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 64; 5. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 63; 6. Matt Cole, Binghamton, 62; 7. Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa., 56; 8. Ja­son R. Benjamin, Towanda, Pa., and Michael Stoddard, Binghamton, both 55; 10. Brad Smith, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., 53; 11. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 51; 12. Gary Smith, Harpursville, 50; 13. Gary Roberts, Afton, 43; 14. Craig Ward, Owego, 42; 15. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 40; 16. James Cornell, Port Crane, 38; 17. Glen Erwin, Pennellville, 37; 18. Robert Maynard, Towanda, Pa., 35; 19. Will Ward, Cobleskill, 34; 20. Harry Ely Jr., Wyalusing, Pa., 33.last_img read more

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