9.Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas Racing 8.Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske STARTING POSITION DRIVER TEAM 9.Tyler Reddick*Richard Childress Racing 3.Daniel HemricRichard Childress Racing 21.Cody WareRick Ware Racing 5.Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske 13.Casey Mears*Germain Racing 13.Ryan NewmanRoush Fenway Racing 17.Bubba WallaceRichard Petty Motorsports 20.Landon CassillStarCom Racing 10.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing 11.Daniel SuarezStewart-Haas Racing 8.Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas Racing 2.Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports 5.Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing STARTING POSITION DRIVER TEAM 18.Matt TifftFront Row Motorsports 3.Joey LoganoTeam Penske PROJECTED DUEL 2 LINEUP 7.Erik JonesJoe Gibbs Racing 19.Parker Kligerman*Gaunt Brothers Racing 18.Ross ChastainPremium Motorsports 16.Matt DiBenedettoLeavine Family Racing 7.Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing Sunday’s Daytona 500 single-car qualifying set only the front row for the “Great American Race” — Hendrick Motorsports teammates William Byron (Busch Pole Award) and Alex Bowman will lead the field when the green flag drops Feb. 17 (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).The qualifying speeds, though, set the lineups for Thursday’s Gander RV Duel races at Daytona (7 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the twin 60-lap races that determine the full starting lineup for the 61st running of the Daytona 500.PHOTOS: The best of the weekendDuel 1 is typically comprised from the odd-numbered drivers on the Daytona 500 qualifying speed chart — first, third, fifth, etc. Duel 2 is then the even-finishing drivers. NASCAR officials, though, ensure an even number of Open, non-Charter teams in each duel race.The results of those two races will determine the cars that qualify for the Daytona 500, and where they line up on the grid. The winner of Duel 1 will start the Daytona 500 in third place, second place starts fifth, and so on through the inside row. The winner of Duel 2 will start the Daytona 500 in fourth place, second place starts sixth and so on through the outside row.MORE: William Byron wins Busch Pole for Daytona 500Additionally, Tyler Reddick and Casey Mears locked themselves into the Daytona 500 field by virtue of being the fastest two Open cars during qualifying.Below is the starting lineup for each Duel race.* denotes Open, non-Charter teamDUEL 1 LINEUP 1.William ByronHendrick Motorsports 4.Clint BowyerStewart-Haas Racing 1.Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports 10.Kurt BuschChip Ganassi Racing 4.Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing 16.Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing 12.Chris BuescherJTG Daugherty Racing 14.Ryan Truex*Tommy Baldwin Racing 2.Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports 20.BJ McLeodPetty Ware Racing 12.Michael McDowellFront Row Motorsports 14.Jamie McMurraySpire Motorsports 11.David RaganFront Row Motorsports 19.Corey LaJoieGO FAS Racing 17.Ty DillonGermain Racing 6.Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing 15.Brendan Gaughan*Beard Motorsports 6.Paul MenardWood Brothers Racing 15.Ryan PreeceJTG Daugherty Racing 21.Joey Gase*Motorsports Business Management
The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon and Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy, have launched a new mobile app that allows friends, family and spectators to track individual triathletes during the Sunday 25 September event. The app also provides event information related to parking, best locations to watch the race, course maps, competitor updates and results.The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon app can be downloaded free for Android and iPhones at www.bestbuymobile.com/race.“Thanks to Best Buy Mobile, after downloading the app, spectators, family and friends can track their favourite competitor’s progress throughout the competition,” said Race Director Jack Caress. “Simply by touching the ‘Tracking’ icon and entering a bib number, you’ll be able to see the location of the triathlete as of the last timing mat they passed over and their time.”Race results including the splits and transition times of participants will be available at the touch of a button, powered by the ‘RR:360 results engine’ from RaceResults 360 LLC.The app will give competitors and spectators information on key locations, such as Friday and Saturday’s Thrive! Health & Fitness Expo; the Venice Beach swim start, Olympic Blvd., Transition 2, the Disney Concert Hall and the finish line and party at L.A. LIVE! Nokia Plaza. Competitors can also review the event updates that have been sent out, as well as refresh their memory on the available shuttle service servicing the point-to-point course.Those who don’t have a smartphone or wish to follow favourite competitors online from a computer, can log on at: http://bit.ly/rtB4LR.The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon presented by Herbalife began in 2000 and has become the West Coast’s premier triathlon. Recognized as one of the top destination triathlons in the US, the event is the sixth of seven events in the Race to the Toyota Cup in the 2011 Life Time Triathlon Series.This year’s LA field, comprised of recreational, elite amateur and professional triathletes, is made up of competitors from 30 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 11 countries, and features a pro purse of US$40,000.www.LAtriathlon.com www.bestbuymobile.com Related
CONSTRUCTION work has finally started on the first line of the long-planned metro for the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing. The 16·8 km Line 1 will run north-south across the city centre, and is costed at 5·4bn yuan.Proposals for the metro were approved by the National Planning Commitee in mid-1994 (RG 9.94 p545), at which time full construction was expected to begin in 1997. However, at the end of 1995 the government imposed a planning freeze on all new metro projects because of their demand for substantial foreign exchange funding. Linking Maigaoqiao, Xinjiekuo and Xiaohang, Line 1 will have 13 stations. Of these, 8 stations and 10·2 km of route will be underground and the rest on the surface. A trial excavation at Sanshanjie began in 1992, and the first underground station is now being built here. The section from the southern terminus at Xiaohang, where the depot will be located, to Sanshanjie, including an interchange to Chinese Railways at Zhonghuamen, is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
FreightBro is India’s first freight forwarder facing platform aimed at revolutionizing the trillion-dollar forwarding industry through digitization of the manual processes in logistics. It provides a digital platform to freight forwarders that enables them to procure rates faster, reduce operational inefficiencies, boost sales, make informed decisions using data analytics and thereby provide a seamless user experience. V Anand Babu, Head of Partnerships & Co-founder, FreightBro, expressed, “We are glad to have partnered with Port of Wilhelmshaven as this will be an exciting opportunity for us to explore the waterfront terminals & ports to enhance & implement digitization and automation in the freight forwarding industry.” Neelam Choudhary, Indian Representative for Port of Wilhelmshaven stated, “We see this association as a great opportunity to reach out to a whole new customer base on the digital platform in India. The partnership comes as a welcome initiative at a juncture when the industry is experiencing a significant shift from traditional ways of shipping and logistics to modern and digitized methods.” FreightBro Logistics has partnered with Port Of Wilhelmshaven, Germany, as their official digital partner with an aim to facilitate trade and digital transformation of shipping. Port Of Wilhelmshaven is the first port to be a part of FreightBro’s official partner ecosystem that consists of all major shipping lines, transporters, insurance companies, trade, and finance entities. The partnership promises both Port of Wilhelmshaven and FreightBro access to each other’s market and connection with stakeholders in respective countries. Shipping through Port of Wilhelmshaven will prove to be lucrative for forwarders on the FreightBro platform. The partnership deal, inked in June-end, will strengthen the trade relations between India and Germany. Port Of Wilhelmshaven is Germany’s only deep-water port situated between the river Ems and Wesern. It is a significant central transshipment location for bulk commodities such as petroleum products, chemical products, coal, and crude oil. Wilhelmshaven’s significance as a port is of paramount importance as it ensures a secure energy supply in Germany. V Anand Babu, Director & Co-founder, FreightBro (2nd from right) and Neelam Choudhary, Indian Representative for Port of Wilhelmshaven (in center) (Image Courtesy: FreightBro) Sea News, July 2 Author: Baibhav Mishra
Left: Matawan High School’s Glenn Cross (l) cross-faces Lawrence’s Bruce Nahan in their 189-pound match during the East Brunswick Bear Invitational held at Churchill Junior High School on Dec. 30. Cross advanced to the final but was defeated by Governor Livingston’s Frank Colder. Above: Matawan’s Hakan Yuksel looks to escape the hold of Lacey Township’s Steven VanEerdein during their 112-pound match during the invitational. PHOTOS BY JEFF GRANIT staff