Sprint Cup champion shows off new NASCAR app Brad Keselowski introduces a new NASCAR app with Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. NASCAR’s participation in the world’s largest electronic show is evidence of the leadership role it continues to play in the sports world. After successful partnership announcements last year with Twitter, Google and HP, NASCAR last week launched a new digital platform. The new NASCAR.com will capture the excitement of NASCAR through dynamic video, bold imagery, interactive graphics and the latest news and in-depth analysis. An interactive live leaderboard will provide fans with in-depth information in real-time for each driver on race days, and NASCAR FANTASY LIVE, the official NASCAR fantasy game, will have a new look and feel. Finally, a pair of mobile apps, which will be released before the start of the season, will give fans an unprecedented second screen experience on their tablets and mobile devices.The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the leading international trade show for companies that make consumer electronics. On an annual basis, more than 150,000 people attend CES and more than 20,000 new products have been launched at the show, including the VCR, HDTV, DVD and the tablet computer. CES also attracts some of the biggest names in Hollywood. At last year’s show alone, celebrity attendees included Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Jillian Michaels, Ryan Seacrest, and Kelly Clarkson.See more photos of Keselowski at CES below. Brad Keselowski (C) on stage with NASCAR Vice President of Digital Media Marc Jenkins (L) and Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs (R). Brad Keselowski, 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, and Marc Jenkins, NASCAR’s VP of digital media, joined Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs on stage Monday night in Las Vegas during Jacobs’ keynote address to kick off the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. The trio unveiled a conceptual app that NASCAR and Qualcomm are currently working on which will allow fans at home to watch NASCAR races like never before.
Ivy Tech will hold a job fair at the Madison campus on Tuesday, April 22.Veterans are invited from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. and the general public is invited from 2:00 until 5:00.It is an opportunity to discuss qualifications and share your resume with representatives from more than 15 companies. Dress to impress, bring your resume, and be prepared for filling out applications and for on-site interviews.For more information, call Rachel Cooper at 812-537-4010, extension 5303.
The first time the Americans disrupted the Iroquois Nationals’ momentum was when players from both teams swarmed midfield bodying each other up on the brink of a brawl before halftime.But seconds later, Lyle Thompson put the Iroquois back in control, and up 8-4, with a 15-yard sidearm rip at the buzzer.After Team USA cut the lead to one at the end of the third, Thompson kicked off the fourth quarter with another goal. For the second time, he added to the Iroquois’ cushion and ended the Americans’ comeback while sparking a four-goal fourth-quarter run.“When it’s a one-goal game, two goals are real important,” Iroquois head coach Rick Kilgour said of Lyle Thompson. “Big players make big plays in big games. He’s proven over and over again he’s a big-time player and he came up big when the team needed him.”On the first day of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, Lyle Thompson’s three timely goals helped the host nation Iroquois defeat the United States 13-9 in front of a sold-out crowd at the War Memorial Arena on Friday night.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Iroquois benefitted from three power-play opportunities early on and got out to a 4-1 lead in the first quarter. The U.S.’s defense struggled matching up with Miles Thompson and Randy Staats, who set the tempo with off-ball movement and slick passes in tight spaces.Late in the second quarter, Team USA’s Jeff Ratcliffe ran to midfield and shoved Sid Smith to the ground several seconds after the referee’s whistle blew. Players from both teams clustered in the middle and the Americans had one of their best chances to change the game’s momentum, in need of something to spark a potential comeback.But just the opposite happened as Thompson, a two-time Tewaaraton Award winner, scored his first goal of the tournament.“Especially at the end of the half, those are back breakers,” U.S. head coach Tony Resch said.Logan Reidsma | Photo EditorThe U.S. kept it close in the third quarter making it a one-goal game, but it was Thompson who made the most of the fourth as the Nationals’ halftime adjustments finally took effect.“Every time we passed the ball three or four times, we usually got a good shot on net,” the Iroquois’ Jeff Shattler said. “So, our game plan worked.”Early on, Thompson was more of a facilitator. He helped distribute the ball as his brother, Miles Thompson, scored three first-half goals. But Kilgour wanted Lyle Thompson to use his speed and once he started getting the ball in his stick, the Iroquois put the game away in the fourth quarter.Slashing from the top left of the offensive zone, blowing by multiple defenders and easily picking his spot to slip the ball into the net, Lyle Thompson scored his second goal.With the game already out of reach and just minutes remaining, he did it again by cutting in front of the net and picking up a rebound, tiptoeing the crease and sliding the ball in to pad the Iroquois’ lead.Lyle Thompson’s three goals weren’t a team high, but they came at crucial moments.“Carrying into halftime obviously it got us going,” Lyle Thompson said. “… we came out a little slow in the third, but once it came to the fourth, we definitely got it going (again).” Comments Published on September 19, 2015 at 7:47 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+