In September, news broke that founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts had been admitted to the hospital after suffering a freak head injury at his Florida home. According to the original report, Betts was playing with his dog when he slipped and cracked his head, causing bleeding in his brain and necessitating emergency brain surgery to save the guitarist’s life. This was not the first medical close call Dickey Betts had to fight through in recent months. A few weeks prior to his head injury, Betts was forced to postpone three August tour dates due to health concerns following a mild stroke.Following months of recovery, Betts recently told his local newspaper – the Sarasota Herald-Tribune – that he will celebrate his 75th birthday on December 12th, “surrounded by loved ones” at his Florida home.Betts’ son Duane (Betts) added, “My dad has always been a hero to me. Whether taking me on camping trips and teaching me about nature or coaching my Little League team. He has always helped guide me. He’s not too shabby a guitar teacher either. Happy 75th, Dad, and many more to come. I am so grateful your recovery is going smoothly and looking forward to the Dan Rather interview.”In the upcoming weeks, Betts will be seen on the hit AXS TV show The Big Interview With Dan Rather, set to air on December 18th at 9 p.m.Betts’ longtime manager David Spero noted, “Over the many years that Dickey and I have worked together, he has become less of a client, and more of a very dear, and treasured friend. It’s only proper that, just after his 75th birthday, Dan Rather is giving him the ‘star’ treatment that he richly deserves, and desperately hides from.”To learn more about Dickey Betts’ upcoming television interview head here.For updates on Dickey Betts’ touring schedule, you can head to his website.
It’s Throwback Thursday, so hopefully you’ll excuse me if I reflect back one week to the #DellExperience at #ces2017.Last Thursday we unveiled several innovations and some totally new products that had cameras flashing like the paparazzi. Granted, the fact that the new Spider-Man Tom Holland was sharing a peek into how our PC gaming systems play a role in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” movie might have added to that feeling. While he’s often mistaken for Spider-Man, that’s actually Sam Burd, executive vice president of Dell’s Client Product Group, speaking above at the Dell Experience.But, I won’t give Holland all the credit because our products themselves have received 57 62 awards related to CES, and the press coverage continues to come.Our XPS line has generated a lot of that buzz with the new XPS 13 2-in-1 leading the pack. The Verge used it as a key example of how “The PC is Interesting again.” Which is the same comment I heard from Cnet when I took our new Insprion 15 Gaming system over to them for their “Best of CES” segment.But according to Eric Abent of SlashGear, our 8K monitor was one of the “most impressive” introductions of the day. And the brand new Canvas elicited this response from Engadget:“It’s unlike anything we’ve seen from Dell so far, and it’s yet another reminder that there’s still plenty of room for innovation on the desktop front.”Another desktop, our XPS 27 All-in-One made waves at CES – sound waves, actually.“With a beautiful 4K touch screen, an adjustable stand, and 10 speakers, the Dell XPS 27 (7760) is a multimedia powerhouse masquerading as an all-in-one desktop,” PCMag said. “You may want to invest in some noise-canceling headphones for your family or roommates, though… Ten discrete speakers deliver full-bodied audio that will also blow your ears off.” </p><p> Grammy award-winning producer Jack Joseph Puig not only joined us at the Dell Experience, he also collaborated with Dell on the design and development of the new XPS 27 All-in-One.And while CES may have once been known as the Consumer Electronics Show, the new products we brought to the event cross from the home to the office. Our business-focused Latitude 7285 drew high praise from the venerable TIME.“After spending just a few minutes with the Latitude, I immediately noticed how durable its attached keyboard was,” wrote Lisa Eadicicco. “The key travel was also pleasantly deep, providing richer feedback than most keyboard accessories, including those made by Microsoft and Apple.”The benefit of our leveraging common design for both consumer and commercial products is something analyst Charles King noted on his Pund-IT blog:“Overall, the new and enhanced Dell offerings announced at CES 2017 underscore the efforts of a vendor intent on addressing both the immediate and emerging needs of consumers and business professionals. There are many circumstances where those discrete requirements overlap profoundly. From what I saw at CES, Dell’s offerings are likely to satisfy its customers no matter what their needs are or when they arise.”
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The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says drivers who pass a school bus with their stop lights on can face steep penalties, such as five points on your license and a heavy fine. School buses have built-in safety features normal vehicles don’t such as stop arm cameras and reinforced exteriors, but even still crashes are better avoided in the first place. Superintendent Gill said right now, about half of the district’s buses have stop arm cameras, and the district is working on increasing that number to 100 percent. Despite the increases in crashes lately, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office says you are seventy times more likely to get to school safely in a school bus than you are a car. Chenango Valley Superintendent Dr. David Gill said it always surprises him when people don’t pay enough attention to school buses. (WBNG) — Despite four crashes involving school vehicles in the last month, law enforcement and school officials want you to know they’re still the safest option. “Bus safety to me is such a simple area. It amazes me when I see something happen, again passing school buses or not paying attention,” Gill said Friday. “When you see something yellow, you need to be cautious and slow down and know what’s happening.” Police say the most common causes of school bus crashes are distracted drivers or bad weather conditions.
Next year, the sunniest island in Croatia will celebrate 150 years of organized tourism, and the title of the best European destination would be a great addition to the whole story.Namely, the Tourist Board of Stari Grad on Hvar last year was nominated for the title of European best destination organized by the European Best Destinations portal, and this year with one more experience, it decided to run again, but this time the whole island of Hvar is running.It is certainly commendable that the whole island of Hvar decided to run because the island of Hvar is one tourist destination. By the way, the island of Hvar can also be called the Island of UNESCO because the UNESCO list of cultural and intangible world heritage includes the Old Town and the Old Town Field, Agave Lace, the Procession of the Cross, Klapa singing and Mediterranean food.The title of the best European destination is as relevant as we make it relevantThe title of the best European destination is as relevant as we make it relevant. TZGZ succeeded in that and excellently branded the whole story about Advent in Zagreb, and in the end it “charged” through the increased arrival of tourists and branding of the city. On the other hand, Zadar, which was declared the best European destination last year, certainly did not make good use of this situation. It’s all about investing, and the money spent on promotion and branding is certainly not an expense, but an investment.Applying alone is not enough to achieve success, it is only the first step. After the initial application, the real work is just beginning, so it is necessary to make a good promotion plan in order to hear the vote on the nomination as far as possible and finally get a sufficient number of votes. Of course, the focus should be on our market because we are counting on local patriotism, which will bring us an initial buzz in a short time, but we should certainly communicate in English in order to “catch” the voices of foreign tourists. One of the segments, in my opinion, should target tourists from areas that are not nominated, but the most important thing is to communicate with tourists who have already visited Hvar and who are constantly returning to this beautiful island. All tourist employees of the island of Hvar, from hoteliers to hosts in family accommodation, who should voluntarily communicate via newsletter to their guest base as well as on social networks, must certainly get involved.The destination is the whole island and without synergy there is no long-term success, and also in this story everyone benefits. If Hvar doesn’t get the mentioned title, every promotion is great, including this one. Voting is coming soon, and the first step is for us, you, to support our candidate for the best European destination. The island of Hvar is certainly that, with or without the mentioned title, but it is always nice to get recognition such as EBD, which should be used later through promotion.
The Batesville High School boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Greensburg for their annual invitational. Eleven schools were in competition on a very windy and chilly evening.After a hard fought battle, Batesville boys came out on top separated from East Central by a mere 3 points. Batesville finished with 60 points to East Central’s 63. Greensburg took 3rd with 102 followed by South Dearborn’s 116 and Oldenburg Academy finishing the top 5 with 120.Scoring for Batesville were Caleb Moster, who came in 7th, Connor Bell in 8th, Clay Yeaton in 14th, Brice Keeton in 15th and Quinten Gowdy in 19th. While the top 2 runners ran an outstanding race, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th runners really stepped it up and ran hard through the finish to bring Batesville the victory. Also running on Batesville’s varsity team were Alex Batta in the 40th spot and Elliot Main in 45th. In the reserve race both Will Sittloh and Josh Nobbe ran personal bests. Will with a time of 23:39 and Josh with a time of21:10. Derek Nobbe also ran a good race with a time of 21:04.On the girls side, it was East Central that out nudged the Bulldogs by 7 points. East Central finished with 50 points to Batesville’s 57. Greensburg took the 3rd place spot at 67 points. They were followed by Connersville in 4th with 101 and again Oldenburg Academy finished out the top 5 with 117. Leading the way for Batesville was Emma Gausman in 6th running at 20:43. She was followed by teammate Mary Poltrack in 7th at 20:58. Maria Wessel was 3rd for Batesville in 13th, Audrey Weigel 17th and Kylie Lehman 20th. Also running for varsity was Sarah Poltrack in 24th place with Katie Baumer right behind her in 25th.Again, even though the JV race was not scored, the team really ran well, with 5 girls running a personal best in very windy conditions. Winning the girls race and running a personal best was freshman Carly Fitzpatrick with a time of 22:56. Batesville also captured the next 6 spots. In order they were Madeleine Robben, Audrey Maupin, Breanna Hartman, Anna Kick, Cheyenne Laker and Taylor Meyers. Heidi Shaw came in 10th followed closely by teammate Mary Catherine Barnett in 12th. Also receiving awards were Candice Roell in 16th and Kate Poltrack in 19th. Besides Carly, Anna Kick, Taylor Meyers, Kate Poltrack and Nikki Elkins ran personal bests for the night.The Bulldogs now have a week off of competition as they prepare for the tournament round. Sectionals is next Saturday, October 10th, hosted by South Dearborn at Moores Hill Elementary School. Boys run at 9:00am and the girls will follow. Good Luck Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
Also the winner of a topless special at Salina earlier this season, he took the Friday checkers following a late restart, beating Dustin Daniels and Clay Sellard to the stripe. Tim Watts and 12th starting Kurtis Pihl rounded out the top five. Taking home $750 checks were IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner Jeff Ware and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner Tyler Nerud. Brad Gallagher’s Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers paid $325. Money topped Friday’s main event for IMCA Modifieds, earning $1,500 and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Angel Munoz, Mike Petersilie, Bryan Rigsby and Colton Miller were next across the line. Win number 29 on the season for Ware came from the outside row one start. He led every lap, with Jesse Vanlaningham and Tony Slothower scored next. Tenth starting Tathan Burkhart and Mike Traskowsky were fourth and fifth, respectively. Clay Money collected a second straight Mid-America Clash IMCA Modified feature win Friday at Salina Speedway. The new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidate earned $1,500 for the victory. (Photo by Mike Pfeifer) Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeff Ware; 2. Jesse Vanlaningham; 3. Tony Slothower; 4. Tathan Burkhart; 5. Mike Traskowsky; 6. Taylor Huss; 7. Chad Borgman; 8. Eric Cross; 9. Chris Lierz; 10. Cody Green; 11. Dion Priddy; 12. Bingston Rogers; 13. Greg Szalay; 14. Kyle Thompson; 15. Skyler Wissman; 16. Duane McAnarney; 17. Mallory Stiffler; 18. Tristan Grape; 19. Elliott May; 20. Caleb Davis; 21. Michael Wade. “It’s pretty cool. I wish we could have gotten both shows in (Saturday was a rainout) and gone back-to-back racing against a lot of the best competition in Kansas,” said Money, who started outside row one and led the last 19 of 20 circuits. “Hopefully we can win it again next year.” Gallagher sped from fifth to take the lead at halfway, then hold off Shawn Hein, Toby Schwein, Drake Bohlmeyer and Brad Mayland for the Sport Compact victory. Nerud notched his fifth victory of 2019, logging a lot of practice laps on Thursday and finding the right setup for his first Salina checkers before heading home and going to work on Saturday. Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Nerud; 2. Jacob Olmstead; 3. Travis Burger; 4. Jason Caldwell; 5. Tyler Watts; 6. Seth Schroer; 7. Ernie Drown; 8. Zach Nitsch; 9. Shay Simoneau; 10. Tim Echevarria; 11. Tim Stallbaumer; 12. Billy Carreno; 13. Tony Filbert; 14. Mark Smith; 15. Tyler Wolf; 16. Joe Feyen; 17. Tristan Phillips; 18. Ron Tex Jr.; 19. Luke Stallbaumer; 20. Fred Traskowsky. Stock Cars – 1. Kyle Pfeifer; 2. Angel Munoz; 3. Mike Petersilie; 4. Bryan Rigsby; 5. Colton Miller; 6. Eric Rempel; 7. Jeremy Zorn; 8. Scott Phillips; 9. Troy Burkhart; 10. Matt Baker; 11. Kolby Stegman; 12. Mark Zorn; 13. Mike Burian; 14. Daniel King; 15. Joey Richmond; 16. Jason Rogers; 17. Gary Pesicka; 18. Dominic Thyfault; 19. A.J. Finch; 20. Tanner Portenier. Feature Results “I just tried to hold my line and be smooth after the last restart,” he said. After a number of early restarts, Kyle Pfeifer raced from seventh starting to the lead five laps into the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event. Last year’s runner-up went on to the $1,000 checkers as cars battled for position behind him and the feature stayed green after midway. Jacob Olmstead started 10th and ended as the runner-up, with Travis Burger, Jason Caldwell and Tyler Watts close behind. SALINA, Kan. (Sept. 27) – A second straight Mid-America Clash feature win had Clay Money already looking forward to the 2020 season-ending special at Salina Speedway. Modifieds – 1. Clay Money; 2. Dustin Daniels; 3. Clay Sellard; 4. Tim Watts; 5. Kurtis Pihl; 6. Tyler Sutton; 7. Derrick Brown; 8. Danny Holt; 9. Curtis Barnes; 10. Ronnie Burkhardt; 11. Derek Smith 12. Larry Sutton; 13. Jacob Schmutz; 14. Anthony Roth; 15. Kaid Calhoon; 16. Nate Ginest; 17. Steven Bowers Jr.; 18. Brad Morris; 19. Danny Morrison; 20. Corey Lagroon; 21. Jordy Nelson; 22. Brian Knoell. Sport Compacts – 1. Brad Gallagher; 2. Shawn Hein; 3. Toby Schwien; 4. Drake Bohlmeyer; 5. Brad Mayland; 6. Amber Bird; 7. Alison Bird; 8. Zach Bohlmeyer; 9. Austin Bird; 10. Ashlyn Bird; 11. Blake Holmes; 12. Josh Howard; 13. Lane Crowder.
New Delhi: Still chasing her long cherished dream of clinching an Olympic gold for the country, boxing legend M.C.Mary Kom, who on Saturday became the first woman to win six World Championship gold medals, said the hunger is still there.With the gold medal effort in the 48 kilogram light flyweight category, the 35-year-old mother of three, also qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Mary, however, rued the fact that her weight category is still isn’t in the Olympics and wants to get over from the disappointment of not being able to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.”First of all, I would like to thank all my friends. They came to see my play. Especially for me, in the contingent, to cheer for us. Today, I am a little bit emotional, since I have been feeling there is no category in the Olympic Games,” said the Manipuri pugilist, nicknamed “Magnificent” Mary.”Because of your love and support, I am able to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Four years ago I was not able to qualify. I am still suffering from making the weight,” she added.Thanking her fans for their love and support, Mary, who on Saturday matched Cuban men’s legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist (men and women) in the World Championships history, said: “Thank you for your love and support. I don’t have anything to give, except for a gold in the country.””I am still dreaming about winning the gold in 2020,” she quipped.Mary had won the bronze medal in the 51 kg weight category at the 2012 London Olypics. IANS
NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had its all-important Apex Council meeting on Friday and as expected, domestic cricket dominated the discussion as the fate of the domestic players in the country needs to be given priority with an eye on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact.Speaking to IANS, an official who was part of the meeting said that the Apex Council members were united in the thought that the domestic fixture needs to be looked at immediately and a plan was discussed to go back to the old style of each team playing games in their own zones. “We had a healthy discussion on the fate of domestic cricket and how we can go forward with an eye on the travel restrictions and the important health guidelines that have come into effect due to the pandemic. Although it is at a nascent stage, but it was discussed that we could go back to having teams playing Ranji Trophy games in their own zones rather than travelling across the country as that would be much easier in the current scenario,” the official said. Asked about the fate of the Indian Premier League, the official said that an official announcement can only be made once the ICC makes an announcement with regards to the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be played in Australia in the October-November window. “We cannot make an announcement till the ICC gives us a final call on the T20 World Cup. But we could see an official word after Monday’s ICC meeting and once that is done, we can go ahead and make the necessary announcement,” the official explained. Even though calls for postponement of the 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup have grown in the last couple of months, the ICC has preferred to play the waiting game and is yet to make an official announcement on the fate of the showpiece event. IANS Also watch: Truck Catches Fire in Nagaon; Locals Suspect Foul Play
___South Korea’s professional baseball league has decided to begin its season on May 5.The games will be played without fans until the risk of infection from the coronavirus is gone.The league plans to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule but has decided scrap its all-star game and shorten the first round of the playoffs from a best-of-five to best-of-three series.The KBO says it could shorten the regular season if infections erupt. The league will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials. ___The second edition of FIA’s Motorsport Games has been postponed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.The multi-disciple event between various nations was scheduled for Oct. 23-25 at the Circuit Paul Ricard near designated host city Marseille. The new dates are Oct. 22-24 next year at the same place.The next games are set to see the introduction of rally and historic motorsport events.Paul Ricard also hosts a Formula One race. It is scheduled for June 28 but widely expected to become the 10th of 22 races this season to be called off amid the virus outbreak. Associated Press Regular testing of players and team staff is a key element of a plan to resume German soccer in empty stadiums next month.Robert Koch Institute vice president Lars Schaade says he doesn’t “see why certain sections of the population … should be routinely screened.”Schaade says he would prefer testing to be focused on people who show symptoms or who are linked to an outbreak of the virus.Clubs are eager to resume the Bundesliga to avoid financial losses. They are negotiating a tricky political landscape and opposition from some fan groups.The governors of German states Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia have called for a restart of soccer on May 9 but not all states are on board. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The deputy head of Germany’s national disease control center has cautioned against coronavirus testing for soccer players in order to restart the league. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 21, 2020 The Latest: Concern raised in Germany about testing players