Honda Sweeps Opening Race in Detroit
With the win, Rahal scored his first IndyCar victory since Texas, in August of last season, and joined his father, team co-owner Bobby Rahal, as a Detroit winner. The senior Rahal won here in 1992. Dixon, less than a week removed from his massive crash during the Indianapolis 500, overcame pain from a left ankle injury sustained in the accident to finish second. Dixon started sixth and, like Rahal, matched a two-stop strategy and superior pace to take over the drivers’ championship points lead heading into Sunday’s second race of the weekend. Despite an opening-lap spin, James Hinchcliffe also had the pace to make a three-stop strategy work well, recovering from that early drama to finish third for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and completing the podium sweep for Honda. Behind the lead trio, Alexander Rossi took the checkers in fifth for Andretti Autosports, with Mikhail Aleshin completing a positive day for Schmidt Peterson with a sixth-place result. Indy...
U.S. spelling bee champs find success after sting of defeat
Three past winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee say losing was the secret to their success. Early defeats spurred an inner competitive streak that they used to eventually seize the title, said champions from 1985, 1999 and 2010. The 2017 national spelling bee winner will be crowned on Thursday. “Those were tough losses but they also made me dig deeper and work harder,” said Balu Natarajan, 45, who flamed out on the national stage in 1983 and 1984. He won the next year at age 13 and is now a sports medicine doctor in Chicago. Nupur Lala, 32, still remembers the word that tripped her up in 1998: commination, which ironically means the act of threatening divine vengeance. She took the title in 1999 at 14. “It was one of the really healthy moments in my life. Any hubris that I had was eliminated at that point,” said Lala, headed for a 2018 medical school degree with a focus in neurology after conducting research at University of Texas MD...
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. FORMER PANAMA DICTATOR MANUEL NORIEGA DIES AT 83 The onetime U.S. ally, ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion in 1989, ruled with an iron fist, ordering the deaths of those who opposed him and maintaining a murky relationship with the United States. 2. ‘WORDS CANNOT MEASURE THE DEPTH OF THEIR DEVOTION’
Greater Gainesville Region Advances as Florida’s Leading Location for Biotech Incubation and Technology Transfer
Gainesville, Florida May 29, 2017 — The Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute was recently named the 2017 Biotech Incubator of the Year by the International Business Innovation Association and the Milken Institute has ranked the University of Florida third nationally for tech transfer. “These accolades underscore what business leaders in and out of Greater Gainesville already know: assets such as the Sid Martin Biotech Institute and the University of Florida are major, vital forces in advancing Greater Gainesville as Florida’s premier hub for biotechnology, research and entrepreneurship,” said Thomas Clemens, Vice President of Economic Development, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The new ranking by the Santa Monica, California-based Milken Institute places UF two spots ahead of its 2006 #5 ranking,...
Floodtide Releases Top Quality Dry Bags Just in Time for Summer
From Seoul to Seattle, from Hanama to Havana, Tokyo to Texas, Venice, Italy to Venice Beach… Minot, North Dakota May 15, 2017 — INTRODUCING Floodtide Worldwide a sports recreation company specializing in waterproof backpacks and dry bags. The company announced today that it will be sailing its maiden voyage in mid-May with release of its LCV1 line of lightweight waterproof backpacks. Floodtide prides itself on its ability to evolve its products and mindset alongside modern travelers and thrill seekers, and focuses on adaptability and practicality in the field. Floodtide dry bags will soon be making a splash world wide. The company’s state-of-the-art dry bags are currently being...
Construction begins on Allen's new 90,000-sq.-ft. Delta Hotels and Convention Center
ALLEN, Texas, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Construction has begun on the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen and Watters Creek Convention Center, in the southeast corner of U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive in Allen. The project is expected to take 18 months and will be the largest conference center along the U.S. 75 corridor between Dallas and Oklahoma. “This hotel and convention center will make Allen a true destination in the state of Texas and the nation,” said the city’s mayor, Stephen Terrell, at the groundbreaking celebration on Tuesday. “You have the shopping and dining at Watters Creek across the street, but there’s also many more options for shopping, dining and entertainment that are easily accessible throughout the city. This will allow people to have somewhere unique to come stay and enjoy Allen.”
The United States Tennis Association Again Selects ACTIVE Network as Tournament and League Registration Provider
DALLAS, May 12, 2017 — ACTIVE Network®, the premier global marketplace for activities and events and an industry-leading provider of data solutions, today announced it has been selected to continue as the exclusive tournament and league registration provider for the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the recognized leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis on every level in the United States. Since 2007, ACTIVE has managed and hosted USTA’s TennisLink software platform, which is the registration and match-results system of record for all sanctioned USTA Leagues, USTA...
First surgical implant of FENIX® Continence Restoration System at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
HOUSTON, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. Diego C. Marines, colon and rectal surgeon at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital performed the hospital’s first implant of the FENIX® Continence Restoration System for the treatment of Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) this year. Watch a video about Texas’ first FENIX continence restoration procedure performed by Dr. Diego Marines at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
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