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Ford Technology Development Efforts Recognized on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators List

Ford Technology Development Efforts Recognized on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators List

Ford’s recent enhancements to spur employee innovation have resulted in a 60% increase in invention submissions The Employee Patent Incentive Awards program’s recent inclusion of earned memberships to TechShop Detroit showcase Ford’s unique ways to spur innovation Ford has earned nearly 500 patents on hybrid electric vehicle technology DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 4, 2012 – Technological innovation has been at the heart of Ford Motor Company for more than a century and this year Thomson Reuters has recognized that with a place on its Top 100 Global Innovators list. The full list can be found at http://www.top100innovators.com. “Developing creative solutions to real problems in mobility and manufacturing has always been a core of the Ford philosophy and today we are encouraging […]

Posted in: Motorsports
Fantasy Outlook – Gordon and Melo Peak Performers

Fantasy Outlook – Gordon and Melo Peak Performers

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com December 4, 2012 Charlotte, NC – In the past few weeks I’ve used the fantasy outlook section to take a look at some players on the Cats and their opponents who might not be what most owners would call fantasy studs, but could be key pieces to earning you a victory from week to week. Now let us take a look at two players who should be on someone’s roster in any fantasy league and are peaking right now. Ben Gordon has been on an absolute tear for the Bobcats as of late. He set a franchise high with eight 3-pointers, including a franchise-best seven treys in the second half and scored a game-high 29 points […]

Hall, Dorton Earn CofC Student-Athlete Of The Week Honors

Hall, Dorton Earn CofC Student-Athlete Of The Week Honors

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Redshirt junior men’s basketball player Willis Hall (Charlotte, N.C.) and redshirt junior volleyball player Darcy Dorton (Muncie, Ind.) earned College of Charleston Student-Athlete of the Week honors sponsored by Piggly Wiggly for the week of Dec. 3. Hall led College of Charleston to a 2-0 week with wins at Charleston Southern and Elon. He registered his third career double-double with a game- and season-high 19 points and 12 rebounds at Elon in the team’s lea¬gue opener on Dec. 1. It also marked his fifth career double-figure rebounding game. He averaged a team-leading 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in the two road wins. Dorton tallied a career-high 27 kills in CofC’s NCAA Tournament first round win […]

Sandra Adeleye Earns AVCA All-Region Honors for Fourth Consecutive Year

Sandra Adeleye Earns AVCA All-Region Honors for Fourth Consecutive Year

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 4, 2012 – Sandra Adeleye was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-East region team on Tuesday. Adeleye made it a clean sweep for her career, becoming the second Clemson volleyball player ever to earn the honor in all four of her seasons. Jodi Steffes Welp, now an assistant with the team, was the other, when she was All-Region from 1998-2001. Adeleye is one of just four players in the 2012 class nationally who can claim four consecutive All-Region selections. This comes weeks after she became the first player in school history and 13th player in conference history to be named All-ACC four times. Adeleye, in addition to being selected to the All-Region team as […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Volleyball
Pirates Host St. Andrews In Final Game Before Exams

Pirates Host St. Andrews In Final Game Before Exams

East Carolina vs. St. Andrews Dec. 4, 2012 | 7:30 p.m. EST Greenville, N.C. TV: None Watch | Game Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central Things To Know About The Game •ECU is coming off its first loss of the season Saturday night at Charlotte, 76-64. The Pirates opened the year with five consecutive wins before suffering their first setback. •East Carolina is a perfect 4-0 at home this season with an average margin of victory of 17.8 points. The last time the Pirates opened their home schedule with five consecutive wins was during coach Jeff Lebo’s first season when they won their first six home games. •Tuesday night’s game will be the Pirates’ last contest before final exams. ECU […]

Charlotte Bobcats vs Portland Trail Blazers – 12/3/12

Charlotte Bobcats vs Portland Trail Blazers – 12/3/12

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com December 3, 2012 THE RESULT Ben Gordon set a franchise-high with eight 3-pointers including a franchise-best seven treys in the second half and scored 27 of his game-high 29 points in the second half and overtime but the Bobcats fell to the Portland Trail Blazers, 118-112, in the extra session on December 3 at Time Warner Cable Arena®. TURNING POINTS Charlotte entered the fourth quarter up 75-70 thanks to 10 points, including three treys from Ben Gordon in the third. Gordon stayed hot to start the fourth, connecting on three more 3-pointers as the Cats opened the stanza on a 17-4 run to take a 92-74 lead… Charlotte’s defense kept the Blazers offense in check early […]

Lorri Shealy Unumb Captures 2nd Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

Lorri Shealy Unumb Captures 2nd Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 1, 2012) – During Friday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at the Wynn Las Vegas – the official coronation of 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski – Lesa France Kennedy, daughter of Betty Jane France and vice chair and executive vice president of NASCAR, named Lorri Shealy Unumb, creator of “Ryan’s Law”, the official winner of the second annual, Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. As a mother of three, Unumb was deeply impacted when her oldest son, Ryan, was diagnosed with severe autism at a young age; she then learned that insurance would not cover the cost of treatment for children with autism. As a result, the 44-year-old drafted a bill – now […]

Lady Pirates Set to Host NC Central in Midweek Contest

Lady Pirates Set to Host NC Central in Midweek Contest

ECU welcomes the Eagles to Minges Coliseum on Tuesday, Dec. 4 for a 5:30 p.m. game Game 9: NC Central at East Carolina Date Tuesday, Dec. 4 Time 5:30 p.m. (ET) Location Greenville, N.C. | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum Tickets Game Tickets Live Game Coverage Gametracker (Live Stats) | Live Video Game Notes East Carolina 2012-13 Women’s Basketball Statistics East Carolina | NC Central ECU Women’s Basketball Central Gameday Central | Roster | Fact Book Conference USA Women’s Basketball | NCAA Women’s Basketball GREENVILLE, N.C. Dec. 3, 2012 – The East Carolina women’s basketball team is set to host N.C. Central in a Tuesday evening contest at Minges Coliseum. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m. as the Lady Pirates play in the first game […]

Cougars Cruise Past UNCG 88-61

Cougars Cruise Past UNCG 88-61

GREENSBORO, N.C. –  Led by 23 points from senior Latisha Harris, the College of Charleston women’s basketball team ran by UNCG 88-61 at Fleming Gym on Monday. Senior Cathryn Hardy and junior Alyssa Frye added 16 points apiece for the Cougars (4-4, 2-0) and junior Jillian Brown had 10 assists. The Cougars finished the game with 32 fast break points and 26 points off the bench, in what tied the 10th spot in program history for most points scored. Neither team could get much going early on as they Cougars led 4-3 at the first media timeout over the Spartans (1-5, 0-2).  CofC then pushed the ball and converted some fast break baskets, which turned into a 16-6 run and […]

GEICO “15 Minutes Or Less” Podcast With Coach Wojcik

GEICO “15 Minutes Or Less” Podcast With Coach Wojcik

CHARLESTON, S.C. – In a new edition of the GEICO “15 Minutes or Less” Podcast with head coach Doug Wojcik, host Jeff McCarragher and Coach Wojcik break down the last week in CofC men’s basketball. The Cougars went on the road and came away with two big road wins at Charleston Southern and Elon, playing in difficult environments. Coach Wojcik talks about the two wins and the strong play of Willis Hall and Adjehi Baru. Coach Wojcik also previews Tuesday night’s huge home game against No. 5 Louisville, a participant in last season’s Final Four. Remember to check out this week’s podcast as well as all the other podcasts here at this central location.  

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