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Mark Martin’s ‘Dumbest’ Mistake During a NASCAR Race Cost Him $18,000

Mark Martin strung together an impressive professional racing career that landed him in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Martin experienced plenty of success along the way that has cemented his legacy among the all-time greats. However, one of his blunders during a race cost him $18,000. Mark Martin’s impressive NASCAR career RELATED: Kyle Busch Says NASCAR Saved His Life After a Frightening 90-MPH Crash Mark Martin spent more than three decades as a NASCAR driver that saw accomplish much success. Martin has 40 career NASCAR Cup race wins, 453 top-ten finishes, and five second-place finishes for the NASCAR Cup Series championship. He ended his career as the all-time leader in Xfinity Race wins (49), which Kyle Busch has since passed. He also holds the all-time mark with five Inter

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Armie Hammer’s ‘Miss Cayman’ claims disputed by pageant as ‘private Instagram’ leaks

Armie Hammer’s private Instagram has allegedly been found (Picture: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)The Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee has denied that a woman featured in a provocative video allegedly posted by Armie Hammer is affiliated with the contest. Call Me By Your Name star Hammer has found himself at the centre of a scandal following the leaking of alleged disturbing graphic DMs attributed to the star. Armie Hammer’s private Instagram has allegedly been found (Picture: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)The Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee has denied that a woman featured in a provocative video allegedly posted by Armie Hammer is affiliated with the contest. Call Me By Your Name star Hammer has found himself at the centre of a scandal following the leaking of alleged disturbin...

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Sadly, Trevor Bayne Went From Young NASCAR Sensation To Out of the Sport in Just 8 Years

There is no bigger accomplishment in NASCAR than winning the Daytona 500. Trevor Bayne did that in his second race in the NASCAR Cup Series while going up against stars like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson, which should have set him up for a great career. Eight years later, Bayne was out of the sport without ever having won again in the NASCAR Cup Series, stock-car racing’s top attraction. Trevor Bayne reached the NASCAR Cup Series quickly RELATED: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Doesn’t Hate Daytona International Speedway, Despite His Father’s Tragic Death: ‘I Chose to Embrace the Track’ Former NASCAR Cup Series competitor Trevor Bayne was already racing go-karts as a 5-year-old and was just 12 when he started competing in the Allison Legacy Series, which features cars comparable to t

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My husband and I use a 2-part strategy to handle raises and bonuses, and it’s making all the difference in our retirement savings

Summary List Placement My husband and I learned a lot about what to do with raises and bonuses from reading personal-finance articles. So when our incomes started to rise, we had some strategies in mind. The first important step we took was setting my husband's 401(k) contribution as a percentage of his income rather than a fixed amount. That way, when his income rose, so too would his retirement contributions. As our incomes have gone up, we've kept our monthly spending about the same, so we're able to put more money into our savings accounts. Sign up to get Personal Finance Insider's newsletter in your inbox » Figuring out how to handle raises and increases in income has been an essential part of my husband's and my long-term financial planning. However, it wasn't something we talked...

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Prince William says seeing people die as air ambulance pilot ‘traumatised’ him

Prince William and Kate spoke to front line workers on a video call on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)Prince William has said he was left ‘traumatised for weeks’ by seeing people die during his time as an air ambulance pilot. The Duke of Cambridge felt the world was a ‘darker, blacker place’ after seeing so much death and bereavement as he worked alongside doctors and paramedics providing emergency medical assistance.  He was speaking during a video call with frontline workers about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health.  Joined by his wife Kate, the Prince, 38, said he ‘really worries’ about the impact seeing so much ‘sadness, trauma and death’ is having on those who work in the emergency services.  Drawing on his own experiences, William said: ‘Some of it I noticed

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On Edge: Veteran paramedic grapples with post-COVID toll on his lungs and his sense of self

Even now, nearly three months after COVID invaded his body, Jason McGinnis cannot stop asking himself how he contracted the virus. On its face, the answer seems clear: He’s a paramedic. But he was careful, thought himself well-protected, thought that if he did catch COVID, he’d knock it right down. “Up until the point I got sick, I felt invincible,” he says. McGinnis, 51, is a self-described Type-A guy, a don’t-show-weakness hard charger. He’s been a paramedic for 30 years, nearly all of that for the Alamosa Ambulance District. Almost no one is a paramedic for 30 years. It’s a churn-and-burn profession, the work physically and emotionally taxing, though McGinnis has developed the required survival skill of compartmentalization. He speaks matter-of-factly of drug overdoses and alcohol poiso

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More police accountability, criminal justice reform bills to come in Colorado legislative session

Colorado lawmakers are yet again preparing a slate of bills aimed at reforming the state’s criminal justice system, this year drawing ideas from a summer of racial justice protests demanding changes to policing and a deadly pandemic that forced innovations in the justice system while highlighting its failures. The protests and the pandemic have added urgency to efforts to improve how thousands of people are arrested, jailed, convicted and imprisoned every year in Colorado. The protest movement also brought heightened attention to reform efforts in Colorado that have been ongoing for years, those who work on the legislation say. The massive COVID-19 outbreaks in jails and prisons also highlighted a need for change, they say. “Our phone blew up all summer from people in the community who wan

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Teachers on TV? Schools try creative strategy to narrow digital divide

By Kellen Browning, The New York Times Company NEW YORK — Nearly every weekday morning, Valentin Vivar curls up in bed next to his older sister, Araceli, and switches on one of his favorite television shows. The hourlong program, “Let’s Learn NYC!”, isn’t typical children’s fare. Valentin, 5, watches as educators from New York City public schools teach math and science, sing songs and take viewers on virtual field trips to botanical gardens and dance performances. Araceli, 17, is there to help out. After the coronavirus pandemic shut down their schools in March, the siblings attended virtual classes from their apartment in Queens on Araceli’s iPhone. Their parents could not afford another device, and their class attendance was sporadic because sometimes both had school at the same time. Va

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Is the office really necessary anymore?

As I craft this column in my re-modeled garage office — don’t pity me, it’s an awesome space ! — my thoughts are pondering the lasting impact of the year of the Pandemic 2020 for commercial real estate. One of the questions I ponder is “how necessary is a physical office location?” And I’m referring to everything from a single-story, freestanding building – like the one my company owns and occupies in Orange – to a suite in a shiny high rise – and all destinations between – mid-rise campus, two-story garden variety and shared collaborative spaces such as executive suites and WeWork. Full disclosure: I specialize in industrial commercial real estate, which is vastly different from the office classes mentioned. Therefore, my opinions are gleaned from my own experience working remotely and th

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5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 8-0 rout over the St. Louis Blues

Two nights after playing poorly and losing its opener 4-1 to the St. Louis Blues, the Avalanche bulldozed the Blues 8-0 on Friday at Ball Arena. The game story is here. Five takeaways:  Confidence  Just two games into the season, the Avs already realize how dangerous they can be. And they proved that against one of the NHL’s best teams, the 2019 Stanley Cup champions. Colorado will still have bumps in the road, a bad loss here and there. But they’ll remember Game 2 against the St. Louis Blues and how good they can be when everyone is on their game. Scoring depth/power play Seven Avs scored goals Friday. SEVEN! And the Avs were 5-of-7 on the power play. Colorado’s eight-goal win is its second-largest margin of victory in 25 years, since they defeated the San Jose Sharks 12-2 on Dec. 5, 1995

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6 shot, 1 fatally, so far this weekend in Chicago

Six people shot, 1 fatally, so far this weekend Jan. 16, 2021 | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file photoA 32-year-old sustained multiple gunshot wounds on the chest and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. One person was killed and five others wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this weekend. Two men were shot, 1 fatally, early Saturday morning in Calumet Heights on the South Side. They were on the sidewalk about 12:25 a.m. in the 9200 block of South Blackstone Avenue when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. The men were not able to communicate details on the suspect. A 32-year-old sustained multiple gunshot wounds on the chest and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, p...

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How Silicon Valley banished Donald Trump in 48 hours

Summary List PlacementOn the morning of January 7, a group of Facebook sales reps were busily firing off notes to some of their most important clients.  Moments earlier, Mark Zuckerberg had done the unthinkable and locked US president Donald Trump out of his Facebook account until the end of his term. The move represented the most serious punishment  any tech company had dared mete out to Trump, and the potential blowback was unknown and frightening. In the notes to their clients, the Facebook staffers sought to reassure partners who might be nervous about the business implications of the move, and to explain the basis for Facebook's decision, according to two sources who received the notes.  Unlike with past big moves, Facebook had not sent out an official company memo to  advertisers ...

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Morgan Stanley MD promotion list — Wall Street bonus season — Vista’s 7Park goes dark

Summary List PlacementHello, readers! Happy Saturday, and welcome to Insider Finance. Here's a rundown of the must-know stories from the past week: Morgan Stanley just promoted 171 people to managing director — we saw all the names 5 big revelations about SoFi 7Park abruptly pulled the plug on the alt-data streams it sells to hedge funds  Roblox's jilted underwriters could still see a payday If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals. Robinhood has beefed up its legal firepower with these 11 lawyers, including SEC veterans and a Goldman Sachs in-house counsel Over the past year, red-hot trading app Robinhood has hired lawyers and some of the most well-connected law firms in the US to negotiate dea

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Warren Buffett blasted Bitcoin as a worthless delusion and ‘rat poison squared.’ Here are his 16 best quotes about crypto.

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett has repeatedly criticized Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as risky and worthless. "I can say almost with certainty that they will come to a bad ending," the billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO said. Bitcoin has skyrocketed as much as 350% in the past year to record highs. Here are Buffett's 16 best quotes about crypto. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Warren Buffett has been a vocal critic of Bitcoin in recent years, repeatedly dismissing the cryptocurrency as worthless and a risky, speculative asset. Crypto fans have brushed off the billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO's warnings, driving Bitcoin's price up as much as 350% to record highs over the past year.  Here are Buffett's 16 best quotes about Bit...

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