With NASCAR Salutes and the annual Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend as the backdrop, Lance Cpl. Brooke Masten returned home to the delight of her stunned parents.The emotional, surprise reunion came Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the live pre-race show Trackside Live, with driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. playing a vital role.Stenhouse Jr. introduced Brooke’s parents, Doug and Irene, during the show and brought them on stage to thank them for their daughter’s service and their sacrifices. Stenhouse then asked for a group photo, setting the stage for Doug and Irene to keep their backs to where Brooke was hiding. Brooke popped out onto the stage and posed in the photo just as her parents noticed her presence and began to cry. The three then embraced in a big hug.“This is crazy,” Doug said. “We haven’t seen her in a while.”An emotional Irene added: “I’m good. I’m trackside here, and I have my daughter here, so we’re all good.”“Welcome home,” Stenhouse Jr. said. “Thank you.”We couldn’t have said it any better, Ricky.The Memorial Day weekend served as the launch of the annual NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola program, a time in which the entire NASCAR industry honor United States Armed Forces heroes and their families.The Coca-Cola 600, slated to begin at 6 p.m. ET (FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) again will honor fallen servicemembers with its “600 Miles of Remembrance,” where every car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field will display the name of a fallen servicemember across the windshield.Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting more than 5,000 active military members this weekend, and a pre-race Salute to the Troops will incorporate all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces in connection with the U.S. Department of Defense’s “This is Your Military” initiative.“Throughout our sport’s history, NASCAR has held the men and women who’ve served and continue to serve in the highest regard,” NASCAR President Brent Dewar said earlier this week. “Each year, NASCAR Salutes unites our entire industry to honor and celebrate these heroes, and to reflect on the sacrifices each has made for their country.”
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The Central Philippine University Golden Lions team that defeated Hukbong Dagat in the 2018 Hukbong Dagat Volleyball League. PHOTO COURTESY OF GIOVANNI YU CENTRAL Philippine University Golden Lions ruled the 2018 Hukbong Dagat Volleyball League after come-from-behind 21-23, 21-15, 15-11 win over Hukbong Dagat team on Sunday at the Iloilo Doctors’ College gymnasium.Led by team captain Jason Gabo, the Golden Lions bucked a shaky start to stave off the host team and complete a sweep of the one-day tournament participated by 18 teams.Also part of the Golden Lions team of head coach Giovanni Yu were Deo Ampardo, Kian Royce Andrade, Gifred Caoyonan, Jason Lloyd Dadivas, Paolo Doronila, and Francis Michael Espinosa.“I am delighted by our performance,” Coach Yu said. “Aside from our stamina for playing consecutive games, we were also able to test the chemistry of this team in preparation for other tournaments.” Completing the squad were Harry Flores, John Paul Guzman, John Reece Infante, Joven Malihan, John Peter Orbina, John Louie Sorgon, Ken Rhodmer Union, and Dan Miguel Yu.In the elimination round, the Golden Lions defeated Mutants, Micro, Hukbong Dagat Junior, Cabatuan, and Jordan. In the quarterfinal round, CPU edged Bingawan before defeating Angels in the semifinals./PN
Story as aired: The two subject parcels will be introduced in two separate resolutions at the Kenai City Council meeting on October 18, at 6pm, at Kenai City Hall. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council has authorized City Manager Paul Ostrander, to enter into negotiations with property owners who’s parcels have been identified by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers as being needed for the construction of erosion-control structures or to provide permanent access to support the bluff stabilization project. The funds proposed are available for the subject parcel purchase through a Legislative Grant given to fund the project. The total purchase price for the second subject parcel containing approximately .36 acres is $1,500, plus estimated closing costs of $510. According to the resolutions submitted by the council: “the Lower Kenai River has eroded the Kenai River Bluff through the Original Town Site of Kenai at an estimated rate of three feet per year, causing the loss of public and private infrastructure, buildings, and lands; and, the subject parcels will be included in the project to stabilize the erosion of the bluff at the mouth of Kenai River.” The total purchase price for the first subject parcel containing approximately .35 acres is $5,600, plus estimated closing costs of $510. The two subject properties are located at the East addition to the original townsite of Kenai.
The proof is often in the pudding, but sometimes it’s in the poop. That’s the case in western China, where scientists have found fossilized intestinal parasites in 2000-year-old human excrement: the first evidence of infectious diseases spreading along the Silk Road. Preserved by the arid climate and stone walls of the latrine in which they were found, the poo was deposited on “hygiene sticks,” bamboo sticks with strips of cloth used to wipe the nether regions. The sticks, excavated in 1992 from a latrine at a relay station where travelers most likely slept and ate, were kept in a museum and forgotten about until now. The sticks—and their trimmings—were transported to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where researchers examined the feces under microscopes. They discovered eggs from four different parasites, including the Chinese liver fluke—a flatworm endemic to marshy areas. People contract the parasite by eating infected fish. Because the sticks were found on the eastern edge of the Taklamakan desert—dry and arid even then—scientists concluded the parasite must have been picked up from the marshy lands of modern-day Guangdong province, about 2000 kilometers away. The findings, reported today in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, suggests two things: that infectious diseases were carried and spread along the Silk Road, and that these early travelers toted a lot more than silk.