Keselowski was sent to the back of the field earlier in the race after being penalized for having too many men over the wall on a pit stop following a wreck. He led just 12 of the 194 laps, but soared to the front late.
Matt Kenseth finished second behind Keselowski, and also advanced to the Eliminator Round in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
For the eight drivers advancing to the Eliminator Round, their point totals will be reset to 4,000. For the four drivers that are eliminated from the Chase field, they will see their point totals reset to the Chase-start base of 2,000 plus any bonus points for regular-season wins and the additional points they have earned in the Chase.
My stint as an amateur archaeologist began one morning on the southern slope of Mount Scopus, a hill on the northern outskirts of Jerusalem. Inside a large hothouse covered in plastic sheets and marked “Temple Mount Salvage Operation,” a woman from Boston named Frankie Snyder—a volunteer turned staffer—led me to three rows of black plastic buckets, each half-filled with stones and pebbles, then pointed out a dozen wood-framed screens mounted on plastic stands. My job, she said, was to dump each bucket onto a screen, rinse off any soil with water from a garden hose, then pluck out anything of potential importance.
It wasn’t as easy as it sounded. A chunk of what looked like conglomerate rock turned out to be plaster used to line cisterns during the time of Herod the Great, some 2,000 years ago. When I tossed aside a shard of green glass I thought was from a soft-drink bottle, Snyder snatched it up. “Notice the bubbles,” she told me, holding it up to the light. “That indicates it’s ancient glass, because during that time, oven temperatures didn’t reach as high as they do now.”
Gradually, I got the hang of it. I spotted the handle of an ancient piece of pottery, complete with an indentation for thumb support. I retrieved a rough-edged coin minted more than 1,500 years ago and bearing the profile of a Byzantine emperor. I also found a shard of glass from what could only have been a Heineken bottle—a reminder that the Temple Mount has also been the scene of less historic activities.
The odds and ends I was gathering are the fruits of one of Israel’s most intriguing archaeological undertakings: a grain-by-grain analysis of debris trucked out of the Temple Mount, the magnificent edifice that has served the faithful as a symbol of God’s glory for 3,000 years and remains the crossroads of the three great monotheistic religions.
First off, Clark — whose airline is the largest operator of 777s, Flight Club noted — has said Flight 370 might not be in the Indian Ocean at all.
In a recent interview with German newspaper Der Speigel, Clark said the flight “theoretically, ended up in the Indian Ocean” yet searchers “still haven’t found a trace, not even a seat cushion.”
Map for search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. (Image source: AP/The Australian Transport Safety Bureau)
Clark added: “Our experience tells us that in water incidents, where the aircraft has gone down, there is always something. We have not seen a single thing that suggests categorically that this aircraft is where they say it is…”
As for why Flight 370 veered off course and disappeared, Clark told Der Speigel that “probably control was taken of that airplane.”
Dr Gary Weinstein (left) worked alongside 26-year-old Nina Pham (right and, inset, in hospital after her diagnosis)to treat Thomas Eric Duncan, who was rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital with Ebola symptoms on September 28. He said his colleague was petrified when she realised she had been infected with the deadly virus, saying: 'She risked her life to care for a patient, and now she was afraid for her life.' But he added: 'I think once she got over the initial fear and concern and was surrounded by her friends and colleagues, that was comforting. She did remarkably well, emotionally.' According to the latest figures, the Ebola death toll has now struck 4,546.
A key metric of wealth inequality in the United States has reached levels unknown since the Great Depression, a new study into global finances has found.
It was also revealed that almost half of the assets in the world are owned by just 0.7 per cent of the world's population, as the world's economy powers ahead.
The new data has raised the specter of a new catastrophic economic failure, of a parallel with the banking crashes of 2008 or the dot-com bubble in 2000.
As a sign of wealth concentration, the number of dollar millionaires globally has shot up 164 per cent since 2000 to 34.8million individuals today - with 41 per cent of them living in the United States.
Danger sign: The ratio of wealth to income in the U.S. - a significant measure of inequality - can be seen peaking in the Great Depression, and approaching the same level again in 2014
Authors of the report, by investment bank Credit Suisse, described the results as 'a worrying signal' which could lead to a new recession.
The report, by three international economic experts, presented data comparing levels of wealth in the country with its disposable income.
High levels of wealth - associated with millionaires, company owners and major shareholders - tend to be a sign the rich are doing well. High levels of income, meanwhile, are associated with wage earners and more even gains.
English: Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. White on blue background with white rays but no white "burst". No detailed wording. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The administration’s Ebola evasions reveal its disdain for the American people.
The administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis continues to be marked by double talk, runaround and gobbledygook. And its logic is worse than its language. In many of its actions, especially its public pronouncements, the government is functioning not as a soother of public anxiety but the cause of it.
An example this week came in the dialogue between Megyn Kelly of Fox News andThomas Frieden , director of the Centers for Disease Control.
Their conversation focused largely on the government’s refusal to stop travel into the United States by citizens of plague nations. “Why not put a travel ban in place,” Ms. Kelly asked, while we shore up the U.S. public-health system?
Forward: I will have a commentary on this exact issue topmorrow morning. Check back!
We see what the Muslims are doing in our nation and around the world. We see the Muslim sympathizer in the White House (who has allowed Muslim Brotherhood operatives into his administration) downplay Islamic terror in our nation, mislabeling the jihadi terror attack at Fort Hood as “workplace violence.” We have seen Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) arm and finance Islamists in the Middle East. We have seen him leave our southern border wide open to illegal aliens and Muslim terrorists. We have seen him allow our Ambassador and others to be murdered by Islamists in Benghazi. We have seen him purge our military and intelligence communities of rational reference to Islamic dangers and forbid them from monitoring mosques – all this while he decimates our military and floods it with “out and proud” homosexual deviants.
Reverend Billy Graham, arguably the most well-known and respected evangelical preacher of the last 50 years, said in a recently published commentary that America was “founded by men who believed in prayer” and that prayer can turn “the tide of history,” adding that while “America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah” and deserves “the judgment of God,” this judgment can be lessened through prayer.
“Even though America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah ever were, and as deserving of the judgment of God, God would spare us if we were earnestly praying, with hearts that had been cleansed and washed by the blood of Christ,” said Rev. Graham in his commentary for Decisionmagazine, published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
“The problems of the world will never be settled unless our national leaders go to God in prayer,” he said. “If only they would discover the power and wisdom that there is in reliance upon God, we could soon see the solution to the grave problems that face the world!” MORE>>>>>>>>>