Dolores Park Fridays – A Weekly Series

first_imgPhoto by Mallory Newman. Megha, visiting from Chicago, Zara, an SF native, and Jyoti, starting residency soon, are out enjoying the day ahead of their Napa trip this weekend.Photo by Mallory Newman. That’s it for our first installment of Dolores Park Fridays. You can catch us out there next Friday as well. Also check out our coverage of last week’s PRIDE celebrations on Friday and Saturday. 0% Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterEmail Address Tags: dolores park Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Mission Local kicks off our first installment of Dolores Park Fridays where we head out to Dolores Park to see what people are up to. For real time updates check out our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook on Friday afternoons. Photo by Mallory Newman.center_img A few hundred people spread out over 16 acres makes for an enjoyable 70 degree afternoon in the park. Luis and Marianela are taking the day off after dropping their son off at summer camp. They live in Outer Sunset and like to escape the fog and enjoy the Mission culture. Dolores Park Fridays – June 29, 2018 from Mallory on Vimeo.Bob comes here every day to walk his great-dog-daughter Aurora. He’s recently had a German tourist that he met here write a song about him, “So, I’m pretty much famous,” he says.Photo by Mallory Newman. Pride at Dolores Park from Mission Local on Vimeo. Dolores Park Fridays – June 29, 2018 from Mallory on Vimeo.last_img read more

SAINTS head over to Leeds this evening for what is

first_imgSAINTS head over to Leeds this evening for what is set to be a pulsating First Utility Super League clash.Last 10 meetings:Leeds 20, St Helens 13 (SLSF, 2/10/15)Leeds 18, St Helens 32 (SLS8-R4, 4/9/15)Leeds 24, St Helens 14 (CCSF, 31/7/15) (at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)Leeds 46, St Helens 18 (SLR20, 3/7/15)St Helens 16, Leeds 41 (SLR11, 17/4/15)Leeds 12, St Helens 13 (SLR25, 29/8/14)Leeds 32, St Helens 12 (CCR5, 26/4/14)St Helens 14, Leeds 10 (SLR7, 28/3/14)Leeds 11, St Helens 10 (SLPSF, 20/9/13)Leeds 22, St Helens 30 (SLR15, 20/5/13)Super League Summary:Leeds won 28 (includes wins in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 Grand Finals; 1998, 2005, 2013 and 2015 play-offs)St Helens won 31 (includes wins in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008 play-offs)Highs and Lows:Leeds highest score: 74-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 70-0, H, 2004)St Helens highest score: 62-18 (H, 1999) (Widest margin: 56-10, H, 2004)Try-Scoring Runs:Matty Dawson (1-2-1) has scored tries Saints’ last three matches.Point-Scoring Run:Luke Walsh has the longest scoring streak in the game, having registered points in St Helens’ last 18 matches.His scoring streak began with five goals and a field goal in a 35-34 home win against Huddersfield on July 10 2015.Walsh last failed to score in Saints’ 46-18 defeat at Leeds on July 3 2015.First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 102 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 93 Stefan Marsh (Widnes Vikings) 84 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 65 = Junior Sa’u (Salford Red Devils), Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves) 5Goals:1 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 282 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 213 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers), Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves), Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 19Goals Percentage: 1 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 95.00 (19/20)2 Jordan Lilley (Leeds Rhinos) 83.33 (10/12)3 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 80.95 (17/21)4 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 80.00 (12/15)5 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 79.16 (19/24)Points:1 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 722 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 503 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 434 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 425 Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 40last_img read more

This weekend is Super Leagues annual State of Min

first_imgThis weekend is Super League’s annual State of Mind round, the only round of fixtures dedicated to mental fitness awareness in UK sport.The England average suicide rate is 15.3 per 100,000 population. In St Helens, it is 27.1 while in Widnes it is 10.7The rate of suicide in the Catalans area (23.1) is higher than the France average (16.9).Dr Phil Cooper, co-founder and trustee of State of Mind, said: “The reason State of Mind was formed was to try and prevent one more person taking their own life. There is always work to do as you can see from the Super League club table of rates of recorded suicides in Super League club areas.“The State of Mind – Offload round of fixtures are one way to get the message across that it’s ok to offload safely and it can have great results in your personal life. There are plenty of opportunities to get help and support that people can access.”It is estimated that the average cost per completed suicide for those of working age only in England is £1.67m.Each suicide is estimated to impact a substantial number of people and men are three times more likely to take their own lives.Since its formation in 2010, State of Mind, along with the RFL and North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust know of 31 men who have told us that the presence of State of Mind has changed their mind about taking their own life.This equates to a potential saving of £51.7m.Rugby League Male Suicide Rates 2014-2016PositionClubEngland AverageSuicides per 100,000 Population1St. Helens15.327.12Catalan Dragons16.9 (France Average)23.13Hull FC15.320.54Hull KR15.320.55Castleford15.318.56Wakefield15.318.57Leeds15.318.38Wigan15.318.19Salford15.317.210Huddersfield15.315.211Warrington15.314.212Widnes15.310.7The information contained above comes from the Office of National Statistics (December, 2017)Note: Wakefield and Castleford come under the same local area as do Hull FC and Hull KR.For information and support on your mental health, visit www.stateofmindsport.orglast_img read more

Captain Eddy Hanemans compass donated to museum

first_imgWRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History received a special donation this afternoon.Blair Poteate and his wife donated a compass that was once owned by Captain Eddy Haneman.- Advertisement – This captain is known for establishing deep sea fishing on our coast.This compass came off of his first charter boat dating back to the 40’s and 50’s.Poteate said he bought the compass at an auction.Related Article: North Carolina’s freshwater fish record falls after 36 years“Well it’s the most awesome piece of Captain Eddy Haneman’s past that I’ve seen and it surfaced late and when I saw it, I knew I had to have it,” Poteate said.Poteate said he donated the compass because he wants everyone to enjoy it.last_img read more

North Topsail Beach Town Manager submits resignation

first_imgNorth Topsail Beach logo (Photo: NTB) NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — North Topsail Beach Town Manager Stuart Turille submitted a letter of resignation last Friday and will take effect at the start of the new year.Turille indicated he is open to staying longer “if necessary to maintain organizational continuity and equilibrium in work load.” He indicated that he has met all of the goals he made for the organization over the last year and indicated “it is time for a change.” Turille has worked for the Town since April 2013.- Advertisement – Daniel Tuman, who was elected mayor in November, was mayor at the time Turille was hired. “I found him to be a hard-working and dedicated employee. I wish him the best of luck for the future,” stated Tuman.Current Mayor Pro Tem Richard Macartney has served the Town the entire time Turille was manager. “This announcement surprised me as Turille has a great record of accomplishment in this town but I respect his desire to improve his professional development.”The North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen is expected to discuss how the Town will proceed in a closed session at its December 6 regular meeting.last_img read more

Local Diners DriveIns and Dives episodes start airing

first_imgThe “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” website features Ceviche’s recipe for Ropa Viejo. (Photo: FoodNetwork.com) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — More than two months after celebrity chef Guy Fieri came to town, one of the restaurants he visited will be featured tonight on the Food Network.The “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” episode “Lights-Out Latin” features Ceviche’s near Wrightsville Beach.- Advertisement – A description of the episode touts Ceviche’s as “a funky joint cooking up the flavors of Panama.” It airs tonight at 9 on Food Network.An episode next week will feature the Copper Penny in downtown Wilmington.The episode with Something Fishy debuts April 27.Related Article: Pizza bagels, gum and bottled water could soon be labeled ‘healthy’Fork ‘n’ Cork’s duck wings will make their Food Network debut May 4.Fieri’s visit to Sweet ‘n’ Savory hits your TV May 25.Fieri shot the segments in late January.last_img read more

Food truck rodeo at Ogden Park to rope in largest crowd yet

first_img All your local favorites will be there, as well as, new trucks coming all the way from Raleigh.The event is free to attend. All you need is an empty stomach and money to buy food and drinks. It’s happening from noon to 5 p.m.The food trucks will give a portion of their sales for the day back to the Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County.Related Article: Giant cross washes ashore along Florida beachClick here to check out all the food trucks that will be there. People order food at the Ogden Food Truck Rodeo (Photo: WWAY) OGDEN, NC (WWAY) — Get ready to get your grub on this weekend! The largest food truck rodeo in southeastern North Carolina rolls back to Ogden Park Sunday.Nearly 30 food trucks will be on site along with live music by Boba Funk.- Advertisement – last_img read more

NASCAR driver takes to the sea with Coast Guard

first_img Bowman continued the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s “Mission 600” tradition of saluting America’s military with his visit to the US Coast Guard Station at Wrightsville Beach.“It gives you a really big appreciation for what these guys do and everything they do to protect our country and to help people that need their help, so it’s really interesting to see everything that goes into it,” Bowman said.He got search and rescue training and even took the boat for a test drive alongside his pit crew. One member of the Coast Guard, Ian Callahan, said it was a fun day taking them out to sea.Related Article: Oceanic Restaurant ready to dive in on Mother’s Day“This is the first thing like this I’ve ever done, so it’s good to see people ride around in boats. Race cars are way different than boats, so it’s a good time to take people out and show them what the Coast Guard does on a daily basis,” Callahan said.Bowman also unveiled the car he will drive in the Coca-Cola 600, a race that celebrates those who serve.“It’s awesome. It’s great to know that people are out there supporting us for what we do on a day-to-day basis and it just makes us feel appreciated,” Callahan said.The race is in Charlotte on Memorial Day. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — NASCAR Driver Alex Bowman made a pit stop at Wrightsville Beach Thursday to spend some time with the US Coast Guard.“Definitely different, you know, much different driving with a joystick than with a steering wheel and pedals,” Bowman said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Holiday travel underway in the Cape Fear

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Holiday travel all across the Cape Fear is well underway.Whether it’s home for the holiday or where ever that big meal is going to be, folks are hitting the air or roads to get there.- Advertisement – A new Volvo-Harris Poll finds that 45% of Americans will travel more than five hours this holiday season.A majority of them preferring to hit the road instead of going by air.ILM is expecting another busy Thanksgiving travel week. Many people coming to see family of course.Related Article: Church prepares Thanksgiving meal for Chadbourn community“It’s cold and rainy and very cold,” said Michaeline Warmkessel who flew down from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Tuesday evening. “One day with 8 inches of snow. Got to get rid of that. Get away from it, far away. Other than that, I’m very happy to be here where it’s warm. I hope it’s warm.”This will mark the first year ILM will have United Airlines offering flights to places like Washington D.C. and Chicago.last_img read more

Uber starts rollout of ride scheduling

first_imgUber Bug Bounty Program launched on Tuesday 22, March 2016. Image Credit: TheRideShareGuy Advertisement Hello people, you can now book your ride up to 30 days in advance!However before you celebrate, know that the option is available for those with an Uber for business account and are living in Seattle.But business travelers in San Francisco will soon be able to access the new feature too. – Advertisement – The pricing for the scheduled ride is going to be exactly the same as Uber X.This is to be rolled out globally in top cities for business travel.The company this week rolled out its operations in Accra Ghana, making it the 467th city globally to have the service.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Sunday

first_imgHORSE RACING2.55 NaasClub Wexford 12/1 > 11/24.45 Market RasenFly Home Harry 7/2 > 2/14.50 TramoreFloral Fantasy 11/2 > 7/2PREMIER LEAGUEPremier League13:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Mix / Sky Sports Mix HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD8/1 Sunderland 4/11 Man Utd 4/1 DRAWPremier League16:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD3/4 Everton 7/2 Leicester City 14/5 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 9 Aprillast_img read more

SIMON NOTT The Wager and Weediniron Tiverton Races

first_imgI wrote this piece some time ago but am still fascinated by it. It’s still a mystery but thanks to the internet some facts have come to light, I’ll leave you at first with the tale as I first told it.[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y work as a bookmaker’s floorman had been drastically put on hold by the cold snap. I can’t exactly remember why I wandered into the Tiverton Library that bitter afternoon. It was hardly my normal preferred hangout, though I suppose no wages since before Christmas had made free entertainment for an afternoon a necessity. I quickly browsed the racing section for something interesting then opted to sit at the reference table and have a cheapskate glance through the day’s papers.The Chronicles of Twyford was sitting neglected next to the Telegraph. Something about its aged cover and yellow pages drew me to it. I had a cursory skim through its pages, a history of my much maligned home town of Tiverton, from the Doomsday book to modern day, though as published in the late 1800’s ‘Modern Day’ was also pretty historic. As I was flicking through the index the word ‘races’ caught my eye, as it generally did. I turned to page 281 and read halfway down to the bottom of the page and was surprised to learn that our rather dowdy, definitely non-equestrian little town had once played host to ‘One of the most attractive and best attended race meetings in the West of England’.As I continued to read I was transported from the bitter winter to the last Thursday and Friday of August back in the 1800’s. The Townspeople of Tiverton had been looking forward to the races for some weeks, the last Thursday and Friday in August were race days and also a general holiday for as long as anyone could remember. Visitors had been converging on the town since the weekend. The inns were already pretty full and getting fuller by the time the racehorses started to arrive from the nearest railway station of Bristol. Some were led by their trainers and ridden by their jockeys, other more valued animals were transported in large horseboxes drawn by four Post Horses, which were ridden by postilions. By the eve of racing the Town was overflowing with carriages and visitors, the inns were so congested the horses were removed from their shafts and put into what remaining stable space there was. The vehicles spread the length and breadth of the town, many acting as makeshift board and lodgings for their owners.The morning of the races brought even more and colour and life to the town, more carriages arrived, many contained officers and their ladies from the nearby Exeter barracks. They carried on the general tradition by entering the town with buglers sitting aloft playing the popular tunes of the day. These competed for the town’s peoples’ attention with the arrival of the many ‘Sporty buggies’ driven by ‘Toffs’ donning their ‘fashionable driving coats with pearl buttons as large as small cheese plates’. I went on to read of the half-mile double line of carriages at the course, the stands and the gallery that sat along the river. Tivertonians on foot were allowed into the races for nothing while carriage drivers were charged depending on the number of wheels on their vehicles. Local public houses had their own booths where patrons could buy food and drink and if they wished pay sixpence to sit on the covered viewing area positioned above.The course itself was sat alongside the River Exe, the atmosphere was of a picnic and funfair all rolled into one, the town band played, to which the more adventurous (and drunk) danced al fresco. Caravans containing exotic animals and freaks enthralled and shocked the crowd, swing boats and roundabouts excited them, boxing booths and shooting galleries brought out their competitive edge, ‘negro minstrels, itinerant musicians and ballad singers’ entertained them, while ‘three card trick men, pea-and-thimble sharpers and gypsies’, tried to fleece them! It sounded a wonderful place. The well-heeled were also catered for in the way of roulette tents that were ‘guarded by a brace of powerful bullies, whose office it was to prevent any attempt at robbery, to which the heaps of gold pieces presented an exceptional inducement’.There was of course betting on the races themselves, top class they were too, Lord Palmerston’s Iliona, winner of the 1841 Cesarewich, won the Tiverton Stakes the following year and collected the 120 sovereign prize. Palmerston donated the purse to the race committee to help fund the prizes for the next years racing. There was a story in the latter section on the races that particularly captured my imagination, the tale of a gentleman gambler who had a favourite horse who rather aptly went by the name of ‘Grimace’, the details were that the animal was ‘Trained by a man name Harris and ridden by a jockey who bore the singular name Weediniron’. The intrepid gentleman in question had wagered heavily on the colt and by all accounts his investment looked a wise one for most of the race until in sight of the finish Grimace and Weediniron collided with a distance marker. The author did not relate if the combination fell but the race certainly went to a rival. The Gentleman lost his entire estate that had been in his family since the conquests.The man’s name was not mentioned, though it was hinted to be common knowledge at the time of writing. I was enthralled by the story. Over the next few days I could think of nothing else but Tiverton races and more precisely the unhappy punter that was ruined by Grimace and Weediniron. Rather unfairly I had already condemned the jockey. Of course he was in cahoots with people unknown to relieve the hapless (and now potless) gentleman of his money. I even had a mental image of the man, small and knarled in his late 40’s of dubious origins, he no doubt had a hooked nose and a squint with a hunched posture and hands like claws. I visited the riverbank one mile outside of Tiverton on the Bampton Road where the races would have been held as described in Chronicles of Twyford roughly where Tiverton High now resides. I stood there and tried to visualise the hustle and bustle, the music and the horses. I also tried to imagine ‘that’ race, the presumed skulduggery and the fortune that was lost.Soon after I took pen to paper and wrote to the Racing Post’s breeding expert Tony Morris. I provided him with as many names as possible and asked if he had any record of the horse or characters mentioned. His reply was swift and positive. He had indeed tracked down Illiona in his records but had not managed to trace Grimace or Harris or any mention of the by now demonised Weediniron. He did confess to not having the time to scour his collection of Racing Calendars that covered those dates but I was welcome to visit his Newmarket home and do so myself. I was excited and sure that I was well on the way to solving the identity of the hapless punter. The next thing was to book time at the Devon records office in Exeter, they had old papers, maps and contemporary accounts of most things there. The voice on the other end of the phone suggested that if I looked hard enough I would unravel the 150 odd year old mystery. I had decided that would be my mission when not racing. The weather broke and racing resumed.The days prior to my appointment at the records office were taken up by work. The cold snap was forgotten and I soon got back into the swing of the job I love, scrambling around in the livewire atmosphere of the betting ring. The day before I was booked in, I was at Taunton Races, a group of bookmakers were in measured discussion of the old argument about gambling debts being recoverable by law. The younger element seemed to be in favour and the conversation appeared that to be swinging in agreement that they should. At an opportune moment an old sage of the ring, my first boss Jack Lynn (pictured), broke his long silence and made a point that stopped me in my tracks. He looked up, paused for breath and then spoke in the wise and deadpan manner that was his way, ‘If a man has bet with you and paid until he has lost everything what kind of person would want more, why would you want to pursue and shame him to boot?’ He paused and then added ‘He should be let be’.In an instant all my thoughts of finding the identity of the Gentleman gambler, the fateful race and even the still convicted in my mind Weediniron disappeared. I could only imagine the pain hurt and anguish that must have filled that man’s days for the rest of his life. The fact that he sold his estate proved he did the honourable thing and paid his debts regardless that he and his family would be ruined. The story of his loss would have been Tiverton Races folklore far beyond his death and he was no-doubt haunted by that afternoon every day until his last.The passage of time and the passing of living memory had finally put paid to tales of his wager and misery. He could rest in peace wherever he lay. Who was I to dredge it all up for no other reason than to amuse myself and to give anyone who was interested the chance to gloat at a long dead man’s misfortune? The very next day instead of keeping my appointment with centuries-old documents I returned to Tiverton Library and asked for The Chronicles Of Twyford. I opened it at page 285 to the account of the bet and then symbolically closed the book. The librarian returned the book to the glass cabinet where it belonged and as she turned the key to lock it, closed the mystery forever.Hopefully.Simon NottWell that wasn’t quite it, as mentioned at the head of the story, the internet is a wonderful tool. A reader contacted me to say that he’d found the race on-line, it took place on 26th August 1825 and is recorded in the wonderfully titled ‘Sporting Magazine: Or, Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the Turf, the Chase and Every Other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprize, and Spirit’ (Now who could resist subscribing to that were it published today?!) So the race happened and Grimace fell in one of the heats. Who was that punter? We still don’t know and as Jack (RIP) advised I think he should still be left be, but I just hope that, whoever he was, his surname wasn’t Nott!last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Sunday

first_imgBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 HORSE RACING2.40 PunchestownRiders Onthe Storm 5/2 > 15/84.10 ExeterPobbles Bay 9/1 > 6/14.40 AyrGibbstown 9/1 > 7/1LIVE PREMIER LEAGUEPremier League14:15 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD11/2 Newcastle United 4/7 Man Utd 16/5 DRAWPremier League16:30 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD7/2 Southampton 4/5 Liverpool 3/1 DRAW Welcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 11 Februarylast_img read more

STAR PREVIEW New Zealand v South Africa

first_imgRassie Erasmus gave hope to many South Africa fans when taking over the Springboks but this has been a tough Rugby Championship for them and things could get much more difficult against New Zealand early on Saturday.There have been signs of improvement from South Africa since he took over from Allister Coetzee and the World Cup is the big target, but flaws remain in a side that has struggled for wins and there is much to work on.New Zealand, sailing along at the top of world rugby, made a raft of changes before their match against Argentina. Many new faces played a big part in a 46-22 win that flattered New Zealand given how competitive Argentina were, but a disallowed try along with a heavy penalty count and back-wheeling scrum eventually played a big part in the winning victory margin.There will be a couple of changes again for the All Blacks -Brodie Retallick and Ngani Laumape have been ruled out for six and three weeks respectively, but Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty and Sam Cane have been passed fit for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash – but their quality will shine through at some point.It was too much for Argentina last week with two tries from promoted scrumhalf T.J. Perenara and other tries to returning winger Nehe Milner-Skudder, and the deeply impressive Shannon Frizell amongst New Zealand’s six tries.There was no shame in South Africa’s defeat to Australia in a game which went down to the wire, but Australia were missing David Pocock, Israel Folau and Adam Coleman from their number and lost their two games against New Zealand by a combined 58 points. The hosts, whatever side they name, can cover the handicap.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches, Home team on the left unless specified)OCT 2017 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP South Africa 24-25 New ZealandSEP 2017 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 57-0 South AfricaOCT 2016 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP South Africa 15-57 New ZealandSEPT 2016 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 41-13 South AfricaOCT 2015 RUGBY WORLD CUP South Africa 18=20 New ZealandJUL 2015 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP South Africa 20-27 New ZealandOCT 2014 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP South Africa 27-25 New ZealandSEP 2014 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 14-10 South AfricaOCT 2013 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP South Africa 27-38 New ZealandSEP 2013 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 29-13 South AfricaRECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK NEW ZEALAND (-22.5) 10pts at 5/6 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 134.94 points(not including Test series recommendations and Premier League ante-post)last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW PGA Valero Texas Open

first_imgIn the last stop on the PGA Tour before The Masters, The Valero Texas Open is the third oldest event on the PGA Tour calendar, having been held since 1922. The event has been hosted by TPC San Antonio since 2010. The course itself was designed by Greg Norman and is seven thousand four hundred yard par 72 tree lined monster. As well as the huge Oak trees peppered throughout the property, the famous Texas winds can bring many a round unstuck.A number of the bigger names on tour have skipped this event, choosing instead to conserve their energies for Augusta next week. That means there are real opportunities for some lesser lights on tour to make a name for themselves this week and grab that last Masters spot that the winner of this event gets. With that in mind here are three lesser known players Blue Horseshoe loves to get up at some great each way odds.Ollie Schniederjans – Currently 80-1 with starsports.betSchniederjans is easy to spot, he’s one of the few golfers on the PGA Tour who doesn’t wear a cap. He is also easy to spot by the length of his drives. The capless one is currently ranked tenth in driving distance. That means he hits it a country mile. Schniederjans has been in contention a number of times this year against some very classy fields. With many of those players missing this week if Schniederjans can be near the top of the leader board come the weekend he stands every chance of finishing the job.Sam Burns – Currently 100-1 with starsports.betThis is another rising star, playing his first year on the tour. Burns ranks in the top twenty in driving distance and in the top thirty in shots gained putting. After a slow start to the season Burns has been steadily climbing the leader boards over the last couple of events. If he can keep his long drives accurate this could be just the sort of event where the talented Mr. Burns could spring a big surprise, or at least finish at the sharp end of the leader board for a great each way result.Lucas Bjerregaard – Currently 45-1 with starsports.betAfter a quite amazing display of golf last week at the WGC Match Play Championships in Austin, the Big Dane is in excellent form and must take a huge amount of confidence to the Texas Open after rolling some of the biggest names in golf, including a guy called Tiger Woods, to finish fourth of the sixty four best players in the world. Golf is a confidence game and this guy is in the zone. Here is a great shot to carry on his form and do very well in the same state and in similar conditions.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS 1 point ew (1/5th odds top 6) at 80/1 with starsports.betBACK SAM BURNS 1 point ew (1/5th odds top 6) at 100/1 with starsports.betBACK LUCAS BJERREGAARD 1 point ew (1/5th odds top 6) at 45/1 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 265.96 points(excluding Premier League ante-post and BREXIT bet)last_img read more

Hightech peg measures palsy patients dexterity

first_imghttp://news.rice.edu/files/2014/05/0512_DEXCELLENCE-3-web.jpgA patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, moves a peg connected wirelessly to a computer to track its motion through a series of tasks. The device invented by senior engineering students at Rice University is intended to help cerebral palsy patients. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/05/0512_DEXCELLENCE-1-web.jpgRice University student Sonia Garcia works with Brandon Sierra, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, to test the DeXcellence device. Garcia is part of a team of senior engineering students that built the device to measure the dexterity of cerebral palsy patients with a Bluetooth-enabled peg that can be tracked by a computer. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduHigh-tech peg measures palsy patients’ dexterityRice University students’ Bluetooth-enabled device boosts cerebral palsy therapy HOUSTON – (May 13, 2014) – It looks like a game board and many of its users will find it fun, but there’s serious intent behind a device by Rice University students to test the abilities of cerebral palsy patients.At the heart of the DeXcellence platform is a small peg comfortable enough for a 3-year-old to hold. But packed inside are enough electronics to tell a nearby computer, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device of how the cylinder is moving in space.In tandem with a board that directs the patient’s movements, the cylinder sends a steady stream of data to the computer. That data is analyzed by the Rice team’s software to give a therapist a clear picture of a patient’s progress in occupational therapyThe DeXcellence device is the work of five Rice seniors who designed it at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen as their capstone project in collaboration with Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, and Rice advisers Gary Woods, a professor in the practice of computer technology in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Eric Richardson, a lecturer in bioengineering.It would complement the device that inspired it, a low-tech pegboard for evaluation known as a Functional Dexterity Test (FTD), in the clinic of Shriners’ doctor Gloria Gogola, who suggested the students look into a way to quantify movement.“We got to go there and watch patients use the peg board, and we could see them cheat,” said bioengineering major Sonia Garcia, a member of the team with Shaurya Agarwal (mechanical engineering), Allison Garza (mechanical engineering), Vivaswath Kumar (electrical and computer engineering) and Andrew Schober (bioengineering and computational and applied math). “Instead of turning the peg in the air, they would drop it and then move it into the hole.”The DeXcellence device doesn’t let that happen. Their portable board has two sides. One has targets and pop-up hurdles. The patient must pick the cylinder up from the center of one target and turn it 180 degrees while moving over the hurdle to the center of the next target. On the flip side is a set of paths the patient tracks with the peg.All the while, the electronics are silently sending data on where the cylinder is in space as well as its speed and orientation.“There is a big gap in technology for the evaluation of movement patterns in (patients with) cerebral palsy,” Gogola said. “At one end, we have clinical exams that are all visual. We even videotape exams so we can watch them again to catch more subtle things.”At the other end is Shriners’ high-tech motion analysis lab, which involves putting markers on patients and uses motion-sensor cameras and computers to gather information as they move, she said.“This project aims for the middle,” she said of the Rice team’s work. “We want to bring more tech to the clinic. The peg the patient moves through the test provides motion-path data therapists can’t quantify by eye. It’s like a motion analysis lab in a peg!”The students worked hard to present a polished project. “We have the motion-capture technology with the peg, we have the exam itself, we built the software in the computer and we have the charger for the peg,” Agarwal said. “That’s what we set out to do. We wanted to give them the entire solution; not one part of it, but everything they need to conduct an exam.”Their success was recognized by all who watched the DeXcellence team demonstrate it at Rice’s annual George R. Brown Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition, at which the team won the grand prize of $5,000 in April. The team also placed second in the International Student Design Showcase at the University of Minnesota’s Design of Medical Devices conference in April.Those were highlights of their final year at Rice, to be sure, but they were just as thrilled to see their device in use at Shriners. A week before graduation, the students gathered at Shriners to observe as Brandon Sierra, 15, put the device through its paces. Sierra underwent surgery on his right arm in April to help him regain motion in the arm that had been hindered by hemiplegic cerebral palsy.“I think the possibilities for this are enormous,” said occupational therapist Dorit Aaron, former president of the American Society of Hand Therapists and a Shriners volunteer. “The device is different from the original FTD in the sense that it requires both gross motor as well as fine motor movements to accomplish the task. They have to manipulate the peg and they have to move it in space. That gives us information about the shoulder and elbow motion as well as the digits, and we can track it in the computer.”“One of the realistic problems in the clinic is that we don’t have time. We need outcomes that can be substantiated, that are valid and reliable for the people we’re treating. This has the potential to be absolutely breakthrough with the cerebral palsy population whose coordinated motions are so difficult to quantify,” she said.Gogola perceives a future for the Rice invention beyond cerebral palsy therapy. “This device could be used in any situation where dexterity, or the fine motor movements of the hand, need to be tested,” she said. “For example, it could be used to evaluate patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord injuries, trauma — any situation where the ability to use their hands is affected.”-30-Watch a video about the DeXcellence project at http://youtu.be/ZSQdzfH6Ur8Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated Materials:DeXcellence team page: http://oedk.rice.edu/Content/Members/MemberPublicProfile.aspx?pageId=1063096&memberId=10927882Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen: http://oedk.rice.eduGeorge R. Brown School of Engineering: http://engr.rice.eduImages for download: http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/05/0512_DEXCELLENCE-5-web.jpgBrandon Sierra, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, is reflected in the board he’s using as part of a system to track his progress in therapy. Patients move a Bluetooth-enabled cylinder around tracks on one side of the board and over hurdles on the other. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/05/0512_DEXCELLENCE-4-web.jpgSonia Garcia, a senior at Rice University, guides Brandon Sierra, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, through tasks intended to measure his dexterity. Garcia is part of a team of Rice students that invented a device to track cerebral palsy patients’ progress through therapy. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)center_img http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/05/0512_DEXCELLENCE-2-web.jpgThe DeXcellence device invented by senior engineering students at Rice University tracks the dexterity of cerebral palsy patients through their ability to move a Bluetooth-enabled cylinder through a series of tasks. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/05/0512_DEXCELLENCE-6-web.jpgSenior engineering students at Rice University have invented a wireless device to help track the progress of cerebral palsy patients through therapy. Team members from rear left are Allison Garza, Andrew Schober, Vivaswath Kumar, Shaurya Agarwal and Sonia Garcia. Front, from left, are Dora Aticia Barrios, her son Brandon Sierra, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston, and James Northcutt, an occupational therapist at Shriners. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6.3-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

The Energy Initiatives at the McCombs School of Business

first_imgWhat are you doing to draw more students toward the energy industry? Recently, John C. Butler—the academic director of the Energy Management and Innovation Center, associate director of the Center for Energy Finance Education and Research and a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance—discussed the various energy initiatives and trends happening at McCombs in, Focus on Energy: John C. Butler on Energy Offerings at McCombs.He explained how McCombs is addressing sustainability by launching a new, yet-to-be-named initiative. The goal will be to work with that new center to provide a clear message to students and external constituents that you can’t think about sustainability without energy and vice-versa. He also commented on the new Energy and Earth Resources grad program at the Jackson School of Geosciences, as well the development of new courses including the Valuation of Energy Investments and Law, Finance and Science of Global Energy Transactions.“Classes are an iterative process largely driven by industry and then faculty who shape them as the students react,” he explained on the blog. “For example, we’ve added solar projects in class because solar is becoming cheaper and cheaper over the last four years. It’s much more viable now.”To delve more deeply into the various energy education opportunities that the McCombs School of Business offers its MBA students, we reached out to John C. Butler with some questions. regions: Houston The Energy Initiatives at the McCombs School of Business RelatedUT Austin Hosts Energy WeekFrom February 16th to 20th, University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business will be hosting the UT Energy Week. They will be examining global energy issues through seminars and lectures from experts in government, non-profit, academia and industry. UT Energy Week brings together various schools, universities and student…February 18, 2015In “Featured Home”Houston Energy Corridor: An Overview for MBAsIf you want to get into the energy industry, then you need to head to an MBA program in Houston. The Houston region is one of the most important industrial bases in the world and was recently ranked as the #1 U.S. manufacturing city by Manufactures’ News Inc. Houston is…February 16, 2016In “Advice”The Super Bowl of Investment Competitions Coming to McCombsThe Global Venture Labs Investment Competition is set to be held May 7-9 at University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. The event, which McCombs refers to as the “Super Bowl of Investment Competitions,” brings together teams from around the world to compete for cash and prizes. In…April 13, 2015In “Featured Region” One of the important things to remember about an MBA is that they are designed to be broad programs of study focusing on all aspects of business and are not typically industry specific. That said, a student interested in energy could easily take 4 – 6 classes directly focused on the industry. We offer opportunities in traditional topics like Energy Finance, Energy Law and Policy, Energy Technology and Policy, Oil and Gas Accounting and Energy Law. However, we also offer some unique experiences.One is a Global Connections trip where students spend eight weeks learning about energy and then spend ten days in China visiting various companies and facilities that are attempting to provide energy to this growing economy. One year, these students got to tour a functioning nuclear plant, which is a very rare experience.We also offer two unique interdisciplinary courses in energy that provide a realistic energy workplace experience. The first combines students from McCombs, the Law School, and the LBJ School of Public Policy and Electrical Engineering. Students serve as the business expert on a team that is developing a plan to provide greener electricity to the city of Austin. The team must work together to build a portfolio of natural gas, solar, and wind generation that passes the (hypothetical) investment committee of their private equity fund.The other class offers a similar experience in oil and gas. Business, law and geology students choose a portfolio of Kurdistan blocks to develop and present their plans to their (hypothetical) company board of directors and then negotiate with the host country.Both classes give McCombs students a chance to teach students from other disciplines about finance and business plan creation, as well as opportunities to learn how the other parts of the team approach the problem.McCombs students are also given the opportunity to serve on the organizing committee of a national energy finance case competition and a weeklong, campus-wide energy conference. Both offer great ways to network with energy professionals and other students interested in energy.  What unique energy-related opportunities are available to McCombs MBAs? What can a McCombs MBA student do to “dip their toes” into energy if they’re unsure about a career in the industry? The United States is a leader in the production and supply of energy. It’s also one of the world’s largest energy consumers. And as the world’s population grows and the industrialization of the underdeveloped world continues, energy demand is expected to surge. In fact, 50 percent of U.S. capital expenditures in the coming years are expected to be energy related: power plants, transmission, oil and gas rigs, pipelines, etc.The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business is leading the charge to prepare business leaders to navigate these challenges and energy initiatives.McCombs Energy Initiatives and ResourcesAs a global leader in energy research, the University of Texas at Austin is well positioned to cover topics like the valuation, financing and hedging of energy initiatives, particularly as they’re related to accounting, marketing and risk management. For MBA students, this energy focus is reflected in the McCombs curriculum and in a variety of energy initiatives. A few of those initiatives include: The Energy Management and Innovation Center (EMIC) promotes energy-related research and instruction. The Center offers a core energy-specific business curriculum in accounting, finance, marketing, financial and commodity risk management and economics, and geopolitical risk. It also provides students with opportunities for experiential learning through practicum projects, workshops, lectures, and conferences.The UT Austin Energy Institute provides guidance in the pursuit of a new energy paradigm that is viable and sustainable.The ATI Clean Energy Incubator is one of the longest-established clean energy incubators in the U.S. I remind students them that while people continue to debate the feasibility of various energy sources—both fossil fuels and renewables—to meet long-term future energy needs, there is no argument about the continued importance of energy to our economy, security, and standard of living.For example, there are more than a billion people on the planet without access to electricity and I suspect they would all welcome it. How we deliver that unmet demand will be one of the critical issues that we face as a society. A highly-trained cadre of business professionals from all disciplines is needed to meet the energy challenges of the future. About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo Last Updated Apr 28, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Given our proximity to Houston, a number of energy firms come to Austin to recruit students, and many of their presentations are open to any business school student. There is also a weekly energy seminar that any student at UT can attend that spans all facets of the energy space.Finally, McCombs offers students the opportunities to do a “Plus Project” where they serve as a consultant for a company on a realistic project. Students submit their resumes for the projects that they are most interested in and the companies choose the students they prefer—a bidding process makes the final matches. These projects provide a great way for a student to get to know a particular company as well as an aspect of the energy industry.last_img read more

Cal State Innovation Winners Announced and More – Los Angeles News

first_img Last Updated May 4, 2018 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Cal State Innovation Winners Announced, and More – Los Angeles News Take a look at some of the top business school stories coming out of the Los Angeles metro this week.Innovation Challenge 2018 Winners – CSULB NewsroomArtemus Labs, a team of California State University Long Beach College of Business Administration students, were recently named the winners of the 2018 CSULB Innovation Challenge. The competition, available through the CSULB Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, awarded $10,000 in seed funding to Artemus Labs, along with legal and accounting services and space worth up to $40,000.Artemus Labs is made up of Rae Jillian Rivera, Anna Maria del Mundo, Nikki Escobar, Kimberly Ventura, and Calvin Leung. The company designed a new prosthetic liner based on feedback from amputees, creating a breathable and bright liner that vastly improved on existing models. This is Calvin Leung’s third time on a finalist team, having previously been a part of 1010 Labs, LLC, a mobile app to help caregivers in looking after elderly family members. The app was a runner up in the Innovation Challenge in both 2016 and 2017. Rae Jillian Rivera, Anna Maria del Mundo, Nikki Escobar, Calvin Leung, and Kimberly Ventura of Artemus Lab / Photo via csulb.eduRead more about the CSULB Innovation Challenge and Artemus Labs here.LGBT Awareness Week at UCLA Anderson – UCLA AndersonApril 23 through the 27 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management was LGBT Awareness week, inviting the school’s LGBT community and allies to participate in a week full of events and discussion. Among the events will be the OUTx Conference on Thursday, April 26th, which will take a deep look at the LGBTQ experience in both the professional and personal sphere through workshops, panels and conversations with leaders in the industry. Jessica Kimball, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Mattel, Inc, was the keynote speaker.In addition to the conference on Thursday, the week was filled with events tailored to allies, advocates and leaders within the community. Also included in the week’s events was Happy Hours, receptions and brunch, giving members of the community the chance to both network and celebrate the work of OUT@Anderson at UCLA.You can read more about the events of LGBT Awareness week at UCLA Anderson here.Sustaining Entrepreneurship Research – USC Marshall NewsroomUSC Marshall School of Business professor Noam Wasserman is the recipient of a newly endowed chair in entrepreneurship, thanks to a generous gift from the Lemann Foundation of Brazil in 2017. The gift, which funded the new Jorge Paulo and Susanna Lemann Chair in Entrepreneurship, also supports up to six scholarships for Brazilian students working towards their Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship degree at Marshall.Noam Wasserman currently serves as professor of clinical entrepreneurship and the founding director of the Founder Central Initiative at USC Marshall’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Wasserman was honored with the endowed chair thanks to his ground-breaking research into early-decision making by founders. “[JP and Suzzane Lemann’s] support and encouragement has been invaluable for helping maximize the impact that we can have on our next generation of high-impact founders and startups,” Wasserman said, “on campus, in Southern California, in Brazil, and beyond.”Read more about the newly endowed chair here. About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer center_img regions: Los Angeles RelatedCalifornia Job Growth, and More – Los Angeles NewsWe’ve rounded up some of the biggest news coming out of Los Angeles business schools this week. California Gains 35,500 jobs, and Unemployment Falls to Record-Low 4.4% – Los Angeles Times In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management economist Dave…March 15, 2018In “Featured Home”Kobe Bryant Speaks at USC Marshall, and More – Los Angeles NewsTake a look at some of the biggest news stories of the week from our favorite Los Angeles business schools. Kobe Bryant, at USC Marshall Event, Shares His Grit and Competitive Edge – USC News Room The Performance Science Institute, a multidisciplinary center at the USC Marshall School of Business, recently hosted…April 17, 2018In “Featured Home”Art Appraisal at CGU, Entrepreneurship Thrives at Anderson and More- Los Angeles NewsWe’ve rounded up the biggest news stories coming out of business schools and MBA programs in the Los Angeles metro this week. Entrepreneurship Lives at UCLA Anderson as U-Defi Wins Top Knapp Venture Competition Prize- UCLA Anderson Blog Anderson School of Management at UCLA recently hosted the 2018 Knapp Venture Competition, which…June 11, 2018In “News”last_img read more

At Least 3 People Dead in Florida as Hurricane Irma Slams State

first_img US Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share A lone car drives down a road as Hurricane Irma strikes on September 10, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Marc Serota/Getty Images) At Least 3 People Dead in Florida as Hurricane Irma Slams State By NTD Television September 10, 2017 Updated: September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys Sunday morning as powerful winds and rain battered the state in what is believed to be one of the worst storms to hit the area in living memory.The storm has left at least three people dead as of writing, and also left over 1 million houses and businesses without power in Florida, ABC News reported.The Keys are “getting pounded,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sept. 10. “They’re going to have 130 mph winds. They’re going to have 10 to 25 inches of rain. … And then on top of that, the potential of 15 [feet] of storm surge.”When the center of Irma blew along the northern coast of Cuba Saturday morning, Irma briefly became a Category 3 hurricane. But early Sunday morning, it moved back up to a Category 4, according to Accuweather. Share this article As of 10 a.m. today, the storm’s eye was moving away from the Florida Keys to the north of Florida’s west coast where the city of Naples braced for impact, ABC News reported. “Unfortunately, there is no way the United States is going to avoid another catastrophic weather event,” Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather said.“There will be massive damage in Florida. [It will be] the worst single hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992,” he said.At the Naples Airport, wind reached 75 mph early Sunday as officials urged people to stay indoors and away from windows.The Key West National Weather Service also warned Florida residents not to be tricked if winds start to suddenly calm down.“IF winds go calm, you’re in the eye. Stay inside! Winds dramatically shift and will do so violently! STAY INSIDE!” the weather service tweeted on Sept. 10.Currently, Irma is threatening all of the Florida Keys and South Florida and will soon spread those devastating effects farther north across the Florida Peninsula.Cities most at risk of suffering from severe damage include Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and Miami, according to Accuweather.Miami’s National Weather Service tweeted 11 a.m today that the eye was heading towards the southwest Florida coast and that everyone should remain sheltered.“11:04 AM: Eye of #Irma heading towards the SW #Florida coast. Everyone needs to remain sheltered in place” the service tweeted.Miami Police are now sheltering in place and are no longer responding to calls as Hurricane Irma bears down on South Florida and the Florida Keys Sunday.“Our officers are now sheltered for their safety. We cannot respond to calls for service. Stay indoors, DO NOT venture out! #HurricaneIrma,” Miami Police tweeted at 9:10 a.m. ET on Sunday.From NTD.tv last_img read more

Fiat Chrysler to Recall 228508 Trucks Over Shifter Issue

first_img Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s (FCHA.MI) U.S. unit said on Friday it would recall 228,508 trucks in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and some other markets to prevent drivers from unintentionally shifting their vehicles out of “park.”The brake-transmission shift interlock (BTSI) may overheat on some vehicles, FCA US LLC said, adding that it would cause the shifter to be repositioned without brake pedal application, or the presence of a key in the ignition.The overheating occurs when a driver keeps a foot on the brake while the car is idling in park. The company said it is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to this recall, which is limited to vehicles equipped with gear-shifters on their steering columns.In December, the unit said it would recall about 1.8 million trucks in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and some other markets to fix a part if not operating could allow the driver to shift out of park without depressing the brake pedal.Fiat Chrysler recalled about 1.8 million 2010-2017 Ram trucks in December for the same issues, CBS reported. There were reports of at least seven injuries possibly related to the trucks shifting out of park and rolling off.The company said that the recall affects some 2017-2018 vehicles that have steering-column gear-shifter feature. They include the Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups; as well as Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cabs, the Detroit News reported. “With the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of park into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. “Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.”Reuters contributed to this report. Fiat Chrysler to Recall 228,508 Trucks Over Shifter Issue By Epoch Newsroom February 18, 2018 Updated: February 18, 2018 Recommended Video:How Doctors in China Turn into Murderers US News Share this article Sharecenter_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON    QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Show Discussionlast_img read more