first_imgWith some major shows on the horizon, Modern Measure is gearing up to go big. The livetronica ensemble put together a killer remix of “White Lies,” from the acclaimed Odesza album In Return. Their version breaths fire into the exciting dance track; one listen and you’ll be hooked. Stream it below:Modern Measure is throwing it down at Terminal West in Atlanta, GA tonight, ahead of a major run with Manic Focus this weekend. Be sure to head to MM’s website for all the details.last_img

first_imgThe Adris Group’s annual report has gained the status of anticipation over the years, as do the commercials that will be broadcast as part of the Super Bowl, all thanks to the Adris Group’s openness to innovation and ingenious creatives from Bruketa & Žinić & Gray who manage to surprise and delight with creative solutions.This year, the Adris Group’s Annual Report for 2017 was eagerly awaited by shareholders, investors and the business community, as well as the general public and the creative industry, who recognize and appreciate the creativity and production innovation of each new edition.Only companies that continuously adapt to the circumstances can develop, grow and be resilient to challenges – this is the message that the Adris Group, one of the most successful companies in the region, wanted to convey on the occasion of the publication of the new annual report. And it is a clear and strong message, argued by the excellent business results in the past business year, which, despite the extremely unfavorable environment and numerous challenges, was successful for the Adris Group. Thus, the growth of all business indicators was achieved, and after the completion of the transformation of the system, strategic moves at the Group level continued.Their publication with business results is literally resistant to challenges, it is not possible to tear, crumple, wet or burn, which is faithfully shown in the pictures below. No matter what test they undergone, the book remains intact, illustrating how the Adris Group’s results are stable and solid, and the company is up to the task.Adris, instead of mediocrity, chooses excellence! – pointed out the President of the Management Board of the Adris Group, mr. sc. Ante Vlahović two weeks ago at the session of the General Assembly of Adris Group, presenting business results from last year. The thoughtful creative concept of this year’s report, which literally and symbolically shows how Adris’ business success is resistant to all challenges and how faithfully follows its philosophy of excellence, follows the slogan Tested for challenges Adris group, which was designed and realized by the Bruketa & Žinić & Gray agency.And the main symbolism of the challenges they face in Adris was clearly pointed out by Vlahušić himself, who pointed out that although we live in times unfavorable to entrepreneurship, in which only ideological topics seem to be important and, in this connection, irrational disputes and loss of social energy , Adris is extremely focused on its business. “We are constantly investing, strengthening our competitiveness, thus creating new jobs, value to our employees, shareholders and the community. The results we achieve are a confirmation of the successful transformation of our company, persistent implementation of the growth and development strategy and long-term sustainability of our business. In addition to organic growth, we will insist on acquisitions that add value to our business, especially in the tourism part of the Group. We have serious work ahead of us in integrating new knowledge and new technologies and strengthening the company with the necessary organizational changes. ”In order for the book to be truly almost indestructible, following the slogan Tested for Challenges, special materials, resistant to fire, water and mechanical damage, were used in the production. In order to prove this, we have designed a number of characteristic challenges in the companies that make up the Adris Group. For example, in the kitchen of the Lone Hotel, the book was flambéed without any consequences and then flooded with red wine. After a challenge at the Croatia osiguranje technical inspection station, the book was found in the sea near the Cromaris farm. A difficult challenge was also posed by the cheerful children in the Amarin hotel as well as the liquid nitrogen from the laboratory Dinko Mitrečić.”We subjected the book to flambéing in the kitchen of the Lone Hotel, Cromaris fishermen immersed it in the sea and thus glided it through the farm, we froze it with liquid nitrogen at -195.79 degrees Celsius, with the help of Adris Foundation scholarship holders Dinko Mitrečić, the children crowded him in the game at the Amarin Hotel and tried to tear him apart, even a 2-ton SUV passed over her at the Croatia osiguranje technical inspection station. The book remained undamaged.“Points out the creative director of the Bruketa & Žinić & Gray agency, Zrinka Horvat Goodman.Croatian design is recognized worldwide, but in Croatia we too often see in practice as if we are ashamed of the success of Croatian products, including our designers. The question is Do we respect and use enough domestic design? Do local designers manage to break into the tourism sector at all? Ultimately, are we promoting design as a Croatian tourism product?We have everything again, but we have too little respect for ours. Let us respect ourselves, so that others may respect us. Finally, this is another proof of how design and tourism can and must go together.In 2017, the Adris Group generated total revenue in the amount of HRK 5,54 billion. Operating revenue amounted to HRK 4,99 billion, while revenue from the sale of goods and services amounted to HRK 4,37 billion. The key event that, as he pointed out, will contribute to the further growth and development of Adris is the decision to purchase and sign a contract on the purchase and sale of shares and a strategic partnership with HUP Zagreb.The Adris Group has also announced a new investment cycle, so that by 2021 an additional two billion kuna will be invested in the tourist part of the Group, which will put 95 percent of hotel capacities at the highest level of supply.The project team that realized the whole story Adris group / Predrag Grubić (Director of Corporate Communications), Kristina Miljavac (Corporate Communications Specialist), M.Sc. sc. Hrvoje Patajac (Controlling Director) Bruketa & Žinić & Gray / Davor Bruketa and Zrinka Horvat Goodman (Creative Directors), Maša Ivanov (Project Director), Andrea Knapić (Artistic Director), Zrinka Požar (Project Manager), Vesna Đurašin (Production Manager), Radovan Radičević Head of DTP Department), Ante Kantor (Executive Project Manager) Cerovski Print Boutique (Print) Domagoj Kunić (Photographer) RELATED NEWS:ADRIS WILL INVEST TWO BILLION HRK IN THE TOURIST PART OF THE GROUP BY 2021last_img read more

first_imgDELTA, Utah – Millard County Raceway adds two more IMCA divisions to Friday and Saturday race programs in 2018.Both the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are new this season and join sanctioned Modifieds and SportMods on May 4-5, June 15-16, Aug. 3-4 and 24-25, and Sept. 21-22 cards.“When I was named the new promoter here in January, I said I wanted to go IMCA across the board,” explained Russell Wolfe. “It’s one way we can get drivers from other states racing here for IMCA national and regional points.”“IMCA’s rules are right there in black and white,” he continued. “If there’s a question about them, you’ve always got somebody you can call at any time to get an answer. IMCA’s rules make it so much easier for us.”Modifieds and SportMods have run at Delta since 2012. The Modifieds are part of IMCA’s Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region.Stock Cars will be new to the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region, Hobby Stocks to the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region.Wolfe had family members who raced IMCA Modifieds in Oklahoma. The long-time announcer at Thunder Mountain Speedway did double-duty as pit steward and track announcer at Montezuma County Fairgrounds last year.He’ll drive 350 miles one-way from his home in Delta, Colo., to promote the Delta, Utah race track.“This track is only seven years old. It wasn’t that long ago that the racing surface was reshaped and the BMX track in the infield was moved to a different area of the fairgrounds,” Wolfe said. “I think it’s the nicest facility within 300 miles.”last_img read more

first_imgSide by side, Delone Carter and Antwon Bailey identified their victim. Two running backs with antithetical compositions shared the same mantra day in and day out. It was the game within the practice. The former — an elephantine 220-pound wrecking ball. The latter — a 5-foot-7, 192-pound change of pace. Though they were physical opposites, Syracuse’s one-two punch for the 2010 season worked together to prey on over-exuberant defenders in practice. ‘We went for somebody every day,’ said Carter, who is now with the Indianapolis Colts. ‘Whoever is howling the most on defense. Whoever kind of gets excited and messes up the huddle, we go for them. We kill the head and let the body die.’ The pair took turns taking shots at the defense. ‘Handing ‘em out,’ as Bailey put it, sparing no one.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text On the field, Carter assumed the starting role for the Orange, with Bailey playing the part of backup and little brother. Carter bludgeoned his way to an impressive 1,233 yards rushing, nine touchdowns and a Pinstripe Bowl MVP award. ‘With Delone you knew right where it was going,’ SU offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. ‘He was going to get you five (yards), and I can’t ask for anything more.’ He carried the offense his final two years at Syracuse, personifying the smash-mouth disposition of new head coach Doug Marrone, a former offensive lineman for the Orange. But with Carter’s graduation in May, the role of the starter fell onto Bailey. It is his first chance to be the guy for the Orange. Naturally, questions pour in as the team readies itself to compete for the Big East title. Can a running back this small possibly carry an offense? Can he stay healthy and endure the pounding of a full 12-game season? Can he be productive enough to lead a Carter-less rushing attack? ‘I know I can play with these guys, for one,’ Bailey said. ‘But just proving everybody wrong and being in the underdog role, it’s something I’ve been in my whole life.’ For Bailey, the 2011 season represents the chance every running back hopes for. He has spent the last three years studying the game and packing on muscle. He enters the season at 5-foot-7, 198 pounds. Short but not small. With a lot to prove. ‘A lot of people are not going to expect him to come up the middle and hit you in the mouth,’ Carter said. ‘And Antwon will definitely do that.’ ••• Five days a week the alarm went off at 3 a.m. Antwon, his brother, his two cousins and his uncle, James Johnson, got out of bed and headed to the Prince George’s County Police Department. Monday through Friday, Johnson, a police officer, took the four boys to the basketball gym at the station. And every morning from 3:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. they worked out before school. The boys were all within three years in age — between 14 and 17. Workouts began the summer before Antwon entered high school. His brother, Gregory, was already the starting tailback at Fairmont Heights High School. Johnson’s two sons played football at St. John’s College High School — where Antwon became a star — and Johnson himself was an assistant coach with the team. ‘I wanted to find a way to get more work with them during the day before school,’ Johnson said. ‘And the only way I could it was to get into that police gym.’ He designed workouts to incorporate track and field elements — resistance running, conditioning drills and footwork exercises, all before the crack of dawn and almost always in an empty gym. ‘They would hear little creaks in the floor and they would get scared,’ Johnson said. ‘They feared somebody else was in the building, one of the other officers. … We were alone 90 percent of the time.’ The workouts supplemented the weight training the boys received during high school practice. So by the time they finally passed out each night, they had hit every muscle group in the body. Antwon was both the youngest and the smallest. That made him the most competitive. ‘I had to try my hardest,’ Bailey said. ‘I had to be better conditioned than those guys. I had to do everything else better because I was the smallest and youngest.’ Eventually, the boys got so into it that they became the ones to wake Johnson each day. He never begged them to work out. They dragged him out of bed, craving the early-morning exercise that jumpstarted their day. ‘It became a part of who I was,’ Bailey said. ‘When you’re not working, someone else is.’ Still, 3 a.m. was brutal. ‘The worst,’ he called it. But through it all, the police gym was the birthplace of Bailey’s affinity for working out. It transferred on to his career at SJC, where he became one of the strongest players on the team. Now at Syracuse, he’s pound for pound one of the strongest as well. The clock hit 5 a.m., and Johnson shuttled the boys back home — just enough time to shower and eat before heading to school and football practice. A few hours of downtime for homework, but by 9 p.m. Bailey was asleep. Just six hours remaining before he would be back in the gym. ‘If I had to do it all over again I think I would, man,’ Bailey said. ‘Because it pushed me. I felt so invested.’ ••• The disagreement spilled over onto the football field. Bailey and his teammate DeAngelo Williams, a linebacker for St. John’s College, ‘had some differences.’ Truth be told, it was more of a similarity that created the tension: an interest in the same girl. So when Bailey and Williams lined up across from each other in an Oklahoma drill, it was, in essence, a standoff. The two offensive linemen blocking for Bailey and the two defensive linemen in front of Williams were irrelevant. It came down to two guys. ‘The first time I didn’t really get a good shot on him,’ Bailey said. They lined up again. This time, Bailey’s lineman opened the perfect hole and set the stage for impact. ‘It was a clear shot, just Antwon and DeAngelo, one-on-one,’ said Korey Neal, one of the linemen blocking for Bailey. ‘To tell you the truth, I didn’t even see the hit until we watched the film because I was blocking. But I heard the hit.’ By the time Neal spun his head around, SJC head coach Joe Patterson was blowing his whistle to stop the drill. Williams lay flat on his back after Bailey ran him straight into the ground. The surprising power packed into Bailey’s frame compliments his toughness. He has never avoided a hit, and in high school, Neal said Bailey was the player seeking contact. As a three-year starter for SJC, Bailey ran for 2,878 yards and 45 touchdowns. He ran for 1,356 yards and 23 touchdowns in his senior year alone. He also returned punts at an insane clip — 33.4 yard per attempt. ‘There were a couple where he broke five or six tackles on one play, and even if they weren’t touchdowns they were just exciting,’ Patterson said. ‘I charted his yardage while he was here, and more than half of his yards came after first contact.’ Most prominent in Patterson’s mind was a game against Our Lady of Good Counsel. SJC came out on top 14-11, courtesy of two Bailey touchdowns. The lasting image was a 54-yard fake punt on which Bailey took the direct snap and broke a slew of tackles on his way to the end zone. He earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors in Washington, D.C., following his senior year as nothing short of a durable, power running back. ‘That’s probably one of the toughest guys out on the field,’ C.J. Hammond, Bailey’s high school teammate said. ‘I wouldn’t take the size into any consideration.’ ••• Lying on the bench, Joe Morris looked up at 135 pounds on the bar. He had never really used free weights before. They were not readily available in the 1970s. Morris, a freshman at SU, set his hands and tried his first repetition. ‘I tried to do one, and it dropped right on my chest,’ he said. ‘I thought to myself, ‘Oh, my word. This is going to be a long process.” Four years later, Morris would leave Syracuse as the all-time leading rusher. He holds the records for most career yards (4,299), most rushing yards in one game (252) and most rushing yards in one season (1,372). But as a 17-year-old kid who weighed a mere 165 pounds, he could hardly bench press when he arrived on campus. Morris transformed from a gangly teenager into a brawny man by the time he graduated. In four years, he put on 30 pounds of solid muscle. He left Syracuse able to bench 400 pounds, hang clean roughly 400 pounds and squat 700 pounds. At 5-foot-7, 195 pounds, Morris played his senior season at an identical height and within three pounds of where Bailey stands now. Both short but certainly not small. But unlike Morris, Bailey has had to wait three years for his chance to be the starter. And it is during those three years that he has fine-tuned his body into ideal condition. William Hicks, assistant athletics director for athletic performance, said Bailey is hang cleaning 325 pounds and able to do 19 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press — equivalent to a 400-pound maximum ability. It is his stocky build that allows him to put on muscle so easily. In fact, Hicks said he has to monitor a guy like Bailey closely so that he does not turn into a ‘bowling ball. ‘Antwon is a pretty good mix right now in the fact that he’s stout, he’s powerful, but he carries it well and moves well,’ Hicks said. The ability to move well is crucial for Bailey this year. Morris explained how it will be imperative for Bailey to avoid getting hit flush by defenders. Cutting just a few inches left or right before impact means he can avoid the bulk of the punishment and keep going forward. Staying healthy is the top priority, but Bailey maintains that his running style will not change. He never shied away from contact in high school or during his first three years with the Orange. ‘I think that most of the time when you pull back, that’s when you get hurt,’ he said. ‘I only know one way to go and that’s hard.’ ••• Bailey hates wearing Under Armour, but 10 plays would not be enough to stay warm in a wind chill of minus 3. He wasn’t expecting much playing time on the road at Notre Dame in 2008. Curtis Brinkley, the starting running back for the Orange, and Bailey agreed that a handful of plays would likely be all the freshman would get. But as the third quarter wound down, Brinkley was struggling. He could not get into a groove carrying the ball. He fumbled with the Orange trailing by 10 points, and Notre Dame extended its lead to 23-10 with a field goal on the ensuing drive. ‘I had scored a touchdown, but I wasn’t playing too well,’ Brinkley said. ‘Antwon came in for a series, and he was just electrifying out there.’ On SU’s next drive, Bailey carried the ball seven times for 63 yards and broke a 26-yard touchdown run up the middle to inject life into the team. Later in the game, running back coach Randy Trivers told Brinkley to return to the field. Brinkley instead told his coach to ride the shoulders of the unknown 5-foot-7 freshman. He was ‘in a zone,’ as Brinkley put it. So with 4:58 on the clock, Bailey returned to the huddle with Syracuse trailing 23-17. Six of the next seven plays were carries by Bailey for 43 yards. He’d moved the ball all the way down to the Notre Dame 10-yard line. ‘They couldn’t stop him,’ SU assistant coach Chris White said. Three plays later, quarterback Cameron Dantley found Donte Davis in the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. It was arguably Syracuse’s biggest win in the past decade. White, who recruited Bailey himself, said the breakout performance by the running back was a moment he will cherish — a game he would never forget. Bailey finished with 126 yards on 16 carries. On NBC, the world found out who Antwon Bailey was. ‘It was crazy,’ Bailey said. ‘I don’t think I’ll ever be able to experience that again.’ ••• The out-of-nowhere performance was followed by more waiting. More time as a backup. Brinkley rushed for over 1,000 yards that season, and Carter won the starting job over Bailey in 2009. But during the time he waited, he learned. Everywhere Carter went, Bailey followed in an attempt to prepare for his chance as the starter. ‘Antwon would get with me and we would stretch after the games, cold tub throughout the week and get a little extra lifting in or stretching,’ Carter said. ‘We did a lot.’ Looking back, Bailey said the biggest thing he learned from Carter was how to take care of his body. But when Carter’s body failed him against then-No. 20 West Virginia in 2010 and he left the game in the second quarter with a hip injury, Bailey was there. He carried the load, rushing for 94 yards on 19 carries. He kept the offense alive on the road in a hostile environment while Ryan Nassib completed just five passes. Bailey was the offense in that game — a 19-14 Syracuse win. Now, in 2011, he gets a chance to be the offense in every game. It is a role he has waited for his entire life. ‘I’m finally a senior, and I take on a different role than the first day I got here on campus,’ Bailey said. ‘I’m excited for this senior year.’ [email protected] Comments Published on August 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more