What matters in today’s NASCAR Cup Series race and how might a dynamic with heavy tire wear but minimal lap-time degradation affect pit strategy? Let’s dive into the analytics and trends shaping the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN). What we know and what we think we know about Nashville’s tire wear NASCAR returns to Nashville Superspeedway after a 10-year hiatus, and for the Cup Series specifically, this is an inaugural event. In the preparation has come uncertainty over tire wear. From teams, there are mixed thoughts about how Goodyear’s hard tire combination — the left sides last used at Charlotte, the right sides last used at Dover — will handle loads heavier than in 2011, a chief reason why the compounds for today’s race err on the side of safety. From NASCAR, there was reason to believe the track wouldn’t take rubber. Lap times from tire tests at Nashville saw little degradation over long runs. If tires physically wear without significant lap-time … [Read more...] about Ally 400 Preview: Nashville’s tire wear, Logano focal points – NBC Sports
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This story about classroom design was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter . MIAMI — There are no walls between the seven classrooms on the third floor of the Medical Academy for Science and Technology, a former hospital that houses a magnet high school for would-be doctors, nurses, physical therapists and pharmacists. On a recent morning, the students in Isha Brown’s literature class were huddled in groups, analyzing the symbolism in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” At the other end of the basketball-court-size room, far enough to be out of earshot, students from another class took turns reciting speeches. A boy stood in front of a whiteboard in a corner, rehearsing his presentation on family planning. And on leather couches in the middle of the room, a cluster of students in scrubs chatted quietly, their IDs dangling from lanyards. The space, … [Read more...] about Wobbly chairs and rolling desks: Schools are rethinking classroom design to encourage creativity
LONDON — Amid efforts to revive the tattered 2015 Iran nuclear agreement , relatives of Europeans held in Iran say their governments are kowtowing to Tehran. In recent interviews, relatives of five dual nationals and one French citizen described the efforts of European governments to end their loved ones' detention as ineffective. Most said they felt officials had been too soft on Iran and implored them to take more assertive action to secure their relatives' release. "I don't know why they don't want to call out Iran. I don't know why their attitude towards Iran is one of appeasement rather than confrontation, because it hasn't worked," Sherry Izadi, the wife of Anoosheh Ashoori , a British Iranian prisoner, said recently by phone from London, referring to the British government. "Why not call this hostage-taking?" Izadi has not seen her husband, a retired engineer, for nearly four years after he was arrested while on a trip to Iran in August 2017. A year and … [Read more...] about Families of Europeans imprisoned in Iran accuse governments of kowtowing to Tehran
This essay is part of T’s Book Club , a series of articles and events dedicated to classic works of American literature. Click here to R.S.V.P. to a virtual conversation about “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” to be led by Edmund White and held on April 22. Patricia Highsmith was Tom Ripley without the charm. She was unhappy if an affair was going well, and stirred up trouble with her multiple women lovers — she could only write in a state of high tension. She collected snails and loved observing them, liked their passionless, unconscious way of breeding, thought the French were practically cannibals for eating them. When she was the most in love, oddly enough, she thought of strangling her partner; luckily, she expressed her combination of desire and violence in her writing, not her life. She identified with Ripley, her most famous creation , and would speak of him and his comings and goings as if he were a real person, claiming, “I am a man and I love women.” A vicious … [Read more...] about In ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley,’ a Shape-Shifting Protagonist Who’s Up to No Good
MILAN — The last days of Milan Fashion Week took place as cases of the coronavirus crept closer and news reports came that at least two people had died in nearby cities . Though there were temperature checks at the airport — a uniformed man with an electronic thermometer greeted people disembarking from London — apparently it wasn’t enough. Schools and public spaces were ordered closed . But not the shows! Though a cough nearby could often pause conversation, the shows would (and did) go on. At least until the very end. Then Giorgio Armani , given the theoretic honor of being the closer, announced he would unveil his collection “behind closed doors. The decision was taken to safeguard the well-being of all his invited guests by not having them attend crowded spaces.” Instead, it would be held in his empty theater, and streamed live. Through a screen (or phone), it was possible to see the empty Armani theater, a facsimile of a reflecting pool with nodding lotus … [Read more...] about The Techlash Comes to Milan. So Does the Coronavirus Fear.