Your browser does not support the video tag.Neuroimaging typically helps researchers identify which regions of the brain activate when a person carries out a task, such as the simple task of starting a car. In order to turn on your car, you first have to look, then find, where to insert the key, as your brain takes visual cues and stimulates different parts of your arm to complete the action. Each part of your arm activates a different part of the brain in the act of inserting the key. If there’s any interruption in the connections, those functions don’t happen. Those interrupted connections play a role in neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, CTE and autism. With any of these disorders, the RBC collaborators can now model a 360-degree view of which parts of the brain are no longer talking to each other and which centers in the brain are being reactivated and reconnected.“What this new model allows, and has never been done before,” West said, “is for researchers to ask more refined questions about how the brain talks to itself, functions and coordinates action.”“We tend to say that the brain is a black box and we don’t know how it works,” he said. “This study is a game changer. It gives us a light to shine inside the box.”In addition to those listed above, the study’s co-authors include Gregory Simchick and Alice Shen, both from the MRI physics lab, led by Zhao.The study publication, “Pig Brains Have Homologous Resting State Networks with Human Brains,” is available online at www.liebertpub.com. For the first time, researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally reserved for humans to analyze brain activity in live agricultural swine models, and they have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.One immediate potential application is in the study and diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive brain disease caused by a series of blunt trauma usually seen in military veterans and NFL football players. Currently CTE can be diagnosed only through an autopsy. The new study strongly suggests that a translational swine model for mapping functional brain connectivity is a promising approach to determine biomarkers or brain signatures that lead to CTE. Using this type of data, doctors would have the opportunity to diagnose CTE while a veteran or athlete is still alive.By using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), the UGA researchers demonstrated functional connectivity in sensorimotor regions of the swine brain that parallels to that of the human brain. These regions include those where perceptions, feelings, movements and memories are encoded. The similarities of these functional networks, as published in the journal Brain Connectivity, set the stage for targeted clinical applications in the treatment and prevention of neurological disorders. Franklin West, associate professor of animal and dairy science in College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and his RBC collaborator, Qun Zhao, drew comparisons between sensory and cognitive relevance found in swine and those previously established in humans.“Most of the models to-date deal with structural comparisons,” said Zhao, associate professor of physics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. “Our model goes beyond brain mass and allows us to address questions related to brain connectivity and memory function. Without a functional map of the brain it’s hard to tell what parts of the brain are talking to each other.”Previous research has shown that the shape and exact location of brain regions interact strongly with the modeling of brain connectivity. For years, researchers have assumed the shape and size of a swine brain bears physiological and anatomical similarities to the human brain, and therefore swine are considered a good animal model for neurological disease. However, according to the RBC team, scientists have not yet developed a unique model that captures functional connectivity or details the wiring diagram of the brain.
Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association Open House at GE Aviation Rutland August 28On Thursday, August 28, the Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association (VAAA), a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, will host an open house at the GE Aviation Rutland facility in North Clarendon. The VAAA is an association of businesses within Vermonts aviation sector that generates almost two billion dollars a year for the Vermont economy.The event will be held from 3:00 PM 5:00 PM. Please join members of the VAAA for informative presentations and a networking reception with your industry peers. Dan Ferman of GE Aviation Rutland will be a presenter. Dan Wolfe of Cape Air and Guy Rouelle of the Agency of Transportation will also provide exciting updates about the aviation industry. Facility tours and a networking reception will complete this can’t miss event for anyone interested in aviation and aerospace in Vermont.This event is sponsored by GE Aviation Rutland.For more details on the event, contact Antonia Opitz at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). To register for this free event, please visit: www.vtchamber.com(link is external). ###
Source: Welch’s office. 3.29.2010 Representative Peter Welch wrote Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack late last week urging the US Department of Agriculture to increase support prices for cheese and non-fat dried milk products.Welch, founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus, rallied 26 other members of Congress to sign the letter, which comes as dairy prices are starting to dip again after a short period of recovery. When the USDA increased the rate it paid for dairy products last year, market prices rose with little cost to the taxpayer.“These continue to be devastating times for Vermont’s dairy farmers. Those who weathered last year’s price crisis simply cannot survive another drop in prices,” Welch said. “The USDA provided critical support last year to Vermont farmers. I hope Sec. Vilsack will act swiftly to address this latest development.”The bipartisan group of co-signers hailing from every region of the country included: Reps. Tim Walz, Joe Courtney, Chris Carney, Brian Higgins, David Obey, Maurice Hinchey, Carol Shea-Porter, Tammy Baldwin, Lynn Woolsey, Scott Murphy, Bill Owens, Paul Hodes, Thomas Petri, Daniel Maffei, Devin Nunes, Roscoe Bartlett, James Oberstar, Joe Sestak, Dennis Cardoza, Chellie Pingree, Mike Michaud, Chris Lee, Rosa DeLauro, Harry Teague, Michael Arcuri and Paul Tonko.The letter is copied below:Dear Secretary Vilsack,We write you in response to the recent financial challenges facing the dairy industry. As you know, during 2009, dairy farms throughout the country experienced one of the worst price crises of the last 40 years. At the end of the year it appeared prices were finally climbing back to meet the cost of production, however, recent declines threaten the industry once again.We appreciate all of the actions taken by the USDA in responding to the 2009 prices crisis. The restoration of DEIP, expedition of DELAP payments to farmers and removal of NFDM from storage were all necessary to aid the industry last year. As a direct response to the recent collapse in cheese prices, we ask that the USDA use the Dairy Product Price Support Program (DPPSP) to increase support prices for cheddar block, barrel cheese and non-fat dried milk (NFDM). Any new drop in prices could deal a death blow to an industry on its way to recovery.When the USDA raised the support price from August 1, 2009 through October 31, 2009, the “market” responded with an increase in prices. During the period of increased support prices the Commodity Credit Corporation was never called upon to purchase cheese at the increased prices. We believe the USDA could take the same action today, without incurring the costs of a purchase, while increasing market prices to aid dairy farms. We appreciate your consideration of this request. An increase in the DPPSP could mean the difference between survival and bankruptcy for farms across the country this year. Sincerely,Peter WelchMember of Congress
Year-to-year, community financial institutions have become more conservative about consumer lending. So as to not open themselves up to additional risks, many of these institutions tend to only service consumers with prime and super prime credit. However, consumers with non-prime credit make up a solid portion of the consumer lending market, so this desire to stick with “safer” loans leaves quite a few loan opportunities on the table. And when many community financial institutions are dropping their rates to as low as 0% in order to compete with large national lenders for prime and super prime consumers, missing additional revenue opportunities for your loan portfolio is not a small matter.To compound the challenge, Millennials – who present a massive lending opportunity for financial institutions – are often considered non-prime (due to having little-to-no established credit or having outstanding student loan debt.). So while fear of unwarranted risks keeps community financial institutions from supplying loans to these “risky” consumers, new non-traditional lenders are stepping in to swoop up these untapped loan opportunities. Market disruptors like retail lenders (i.e. Costco), mobile lenders (i.e. AutoGravity), and peer-to-peer lenders (i.e. Lending Club) are finding ways to bypass the existing banking system, credit bureaus and financing requirements to lend to this highly sought after demographic.If your community financial institution is avoiding non-prime consumers you are likely creating three major problems for your business:You are missing out on an opportunity to vastly expand your loan portfolioYou are isolating some of your key demographicsYou are losing out on new streams of revenueThe best way to drive loan yield is to expand and diversify your loan portfolio, so you are not missing out on any major opportunities. A whole host of solutions have surfaced in the consumer lending marketplace over the past decade that offer to help community financial institutions adjust their lending policies and criteria so they may begin servicing a greater portion of the borrowing population. These offerings primarily consist of collateral risk protection programs, expanded loan channels, add-on consumer offerings and digital engagement tools.Once you’ve adopted a number of these solutions, you can begin to experiment with various packaging and marketing strategies to differentiate you from your competition, attract new borrowers and generate much sought after non-interest income. The options to take advantage of are ever-evolving, and the opportunities offered through these solutions are endless. If you want to attract new loan customers, you have to set yourself apart from a growing list of competitors. The only way to do that is to offer the entire marketplace something other competitors cannot: end-to- end service, at the low cost only a community financial institution can offer.Contact Brian Timson to learn more about how you can expand and protect your consumer lending portfolio: email@example.com.Interested in learning more strategies for competing with traditional and non-traditional lenders? Read our white paper on “Stop Handing Over Auto Loans to Your Competitors”.Interested in learning more about effective marketing strategies? Read our white paper on “Consumer Engagement Channels: How and Where to Get the Most Out of Your Communications”. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Timson Brian has held senior management positions in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. Focused on leveraging technology to improve the way that companies do business, he has … Web: www.alliedsolutions.net Details
According to the respondents, the average costs of their last tourist trip abroad amounted to HRK 5.153, which is significantly less than the average in 2018 (HRK 5.929) or 2017 (HRK 5.999). In addition, half of the trip cost less than 3.500 kn. The results show that older respondents, the highly educated and those with higher incomes spend a bit more on travel. In addition, those from Istria, Primorje, Gorski Kotar, Dalmatia and Zagreb spend more. Travel expenses are mostly paid in cash In the last 12 months, respondents traveled on average four (4,2) times as tourists, of which two to three (2,6) times within Croatia, once within the euro area and even less frequently (0,6) outside the euro area. In the same period, as many as 40% of respondents did not travel abroad as tourists. We mostly travel within Croatia The Internet is the main source of destination information The majority (54%) of plans for foreign trips this winter relate to Advent trips to one of the European capitals, and to a lesser extent to other trips (23%), New Year’s trips within Europe (17%), ski trips (14%) and New Year’s trips to other continents (5%). At least 90% of Advent, ski and New Year’s trips within Europe will take up to a week, which means that only a few will travel longer. Moreover, trips of up to four days are generally planned – for example, almost half (47%) of Advent trips to a European destination will last up to two days, and another third (37%) three or four days. It is interesting that young people aged 18 to 29 are above average interested in Advent and New Year’s trips within Europe, and those a little older are interested in skiing. Unlike almost half of the respondents (48%) who plan to travel abroad in the winter, a quarter (25%) are undecided and approximately the same number (27%) of those who do not plan to do so. Almost identical results were also recorded during last year’s survey in November. Advent trips: Half of the respondents (48%) plan a trip or trip abroad during the winter We spend less on travel than in previous years According to a MasterIndex survey, almost half of respondents (48%) plan a trip or trip abroad during the winter. As last year, most are planning a shorter Advent trip, and only a few are preparing for long-distance destinations and longer trips. Most intend to book accommodation online On the other hand, in the past year, the average respondent has been on two to three (2,6) business trips, of which the most refers to those within Croatia (1,6), and to a much lesser extent to those within (0,7) ) or outside the euro area (0,3). “Approximately 60% of passengers flying abroad pay for airline tickets with cards, and the remaining 40% use cash for this. Another segment in which card payments are quite common is accommodation that respondents pay equally with cards and cash. In addition, the significant majority (94%) of cardholders carry their cards with them outside Croatia, and on average they pay 41% of their travel expenses.”, Said the director of Mastercard in Croatia Sanja Žigić. We mostly buy foreign currency before going abroad When paying for the last trip abroad, the respondents primarily used cash. As many as 80 or more percent of those who use local public transport on a trip abroad and go to small local restaurants (including fast food ones), sightseeing and nightlife all use cash for all this. When it comes to wellness, spas, prestigious restaurants or shopping, there are not such big differences in the method of payment, but even in these cases, respondents mostly use cash. Practically the only exception is airline tickets, which are most often paid for with cards. More than half of us plan Advent trips For those who are preparing to travel this winter, the most commonly planned way of booking accommodation is through the booking website or travel agency website (61%), then directly on the website of the destination or accommodation provider (19%), in person at the travel agency (10 %) and by phone call or e-mail to a travel agency (9%) or accommodation provider (6%). On the other hand, to a much lesser extent (15%) respondents do not see the need to book accommodation, while only a few (2%) plan to find accommodation on the spot. Cover photo: VisionPic .net from Pexels Over a third of respondents (35%) buy foreign currency at an exchange office before leaving the country, while another third (33%) do the same at a bank, also before the trip. The results showed that a smaller number (33%) of people than in 2017 (45%) or 2018 (36%) buy foreign currency in the bank before going abroad, while in the exchange office they do it more often than in the past two years – 2017. that share was 27%, and in 2018 32%. On the other hand, according to the latest results, only a few (9%) do not need foreign currency because they pay everything with cards, while an even smaller number (7%) withdraw part of the money at an ATM abroad and use cards for the other part. Furthermore, respondents are even less likely to buy foreign currency at exchange offices (5%) or banks abroad (1%), and also few (4%) rely solely on withdrawing foreign currency at ATMs in a foreign country. Although respondents are still less likely to travel on business than tourism, there has been a trend of more frequent business travel – on average, in 2018, respondents traveled on business only two (1,9) times. On the other hand, the average number of tourist trips decreased slightly. Furthermore, in terms of foreign travel, in the last twelve months, respondents mostly visited closer destinations such as Ljubljana (28%), Budapest (19%), Vienna (18%), Sarajevo (17%), Belgrade (16%). and Munich (15%). Whether it is a tourist or business trip, the main source of information about the destination is the Internet (93%). He is followed by friends and family members (40%) and travel agencies (12%). The Internet is used for this purpose to an even greater extent (97%) by those with a monthly income above HRK 9.000, and to a lesser extent by those with or without lower incomes. Compared to the survey from May this year, slightly more people are informed in travel agencies. Moreover, above-average people over the age of 50, those without income or with a monthly income of HRK 9.000 to 12.000 and those from the northern part of the country do so. On the other hand, young people aged 18 to 29 (47%), those without income (48%) and the citizens of Zagreb (46%) and Slavonians (44%) are somewhat more informed by friends and family members. The results show that almost half (48%) of cardholders pay up to 40% of the cost of travel abroad with their cards, approximately one fifth from 41 to 60% of costs, almost the same number from 61 to 80%, and only a tenth over 80% of costs. Cards abroad are used to a somewhat greater extent by men, Slavonians, those with higher socio-economic status, those aged 40 to 49 and credit card users. In October this year, Mastercard, in cooperation with the market research agency Improve, conducted another online survey MasterIndex on the habits of using financial services on a sample of 1.000 users among bank clients in Croatia aged 18 to 55.
Asian Pacific American Affairs, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the appointment of seven civic, labor, and community leaders to serve on the Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. The new commissioners, along with 16 commissioners reappointed to a second term, were sworn in by Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres in the Capitol Reception Room.“The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community today still faces remarkable challenges in accessing equitable education, language access for government services, civil rights protections, and capital to create and expand small businesses, which is why it’s so important to have a strong statewide advocacy arm in my Commission for Asian Pacific American Affairs,” Gov. Wolf said.“This Commission has worked tirelessly over the past two years to represent the best interests of our diverse AAPI communities, and with the addition of these five new members who are equally as passionate and dedicated, we will work together to ensure that AAPIs have access to state resources and that their rights are protected.“Now more than ever, it is critically important for our diverse AAPI communities to be active and engaged, to tell our stories to policymakers so they have a better understanding of the incredible diversity within our community in addition to the needs of our AAPI communities as they write policy that will affect us,” said Commission Chair Bibhuti Aryal.“The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs looks forward to continuing to work with Governor Wolf and other policymakers on behalf of the diverse AAPI communities of Pennsylvania.”The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, which was created by Executive Order and consists of volunteer members, is responsible for advising the governor on policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations that affect the AAPI communities; develop, review and recommend to the governor policies in the area of health and human services, housing, education, employment, business formation and other relevant areas; provide appropriate assistance and advice to state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority, and work with the Bureau of Workforce Planning, Development, and Equal Employment Opportunity within the Office of Human Resources and Management in the Governor’s Office of Administration to strengthen the enforcement of the commonwealth’s anti-discriminatory hiring, retention and promotion policies; serves as a liaison to federal, state, and local agencies to ensure that programs affecting AAPIs are effectively utilized and promoted; serve as a resource for community groups and provide forums for developing strategies and programs that will expand and enhance the civic, social, educational, cultural, and economic status of AAPI communities; identify programs, scholarships, mentoring programs, sources of funding or other resources for the benefit and advancement of AAPIs; and promote the cultural arts of the AAPI communities throughout the commonwealth.Below is a full list of the newly appointed members of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs:New AppointeesAbbas Badani (Centre County)Niken Astari Carpenter (Erie County)Dr. Anupama Jain (Allegheny County)Wasiullah Mohamed (Allegheny County)Alka Patel (Allegheny County)Padam Rizal (Dauphin County)Dr. Anjali Sahay (Erie County)Commissioners Bibhuti Aryal (Allegheny County)Brad Baldia (Philadelphia County)Rob Buscher (Philadelphia County)Dr. A. Suresh Canagarajah (Centre County)Antonia Domingo, Esq. (Allegheny County)Dr. Shuhua Fan (Lackawanna County)Anuj Gupta, Esq. (Philadelphia County)Naimah Hares (Philadelphia County)Amy J. Hever (Chester County)Dr. Fariha I. Khan (Delaware County)Pearl Kim, Esq. (Delaware County)Rep. Patty Kim (Dauphin County)Dr. Helene K. Lee (Cumberland County)Thomas S. Lee, Esq. (Dauphin County)Marian M. Lien (Allegheny County)Dr. Sue Mukherjee (Cumberland County)Richard Tsai Ting (Allegheny County)Hani White (Philadelphia County)Carol Wong (Philadelphia County)Kay Kyungsun Yu, Esq. (Philadelphia County)Wen Qin Zhang (Cumberland County)For more information on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, contact RA-AsianAM@pa.gov or 717.787.5825 December 13, 2017 Governor Wolf Names Seven New Members to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Balltec has recently completed offshore pipeline recovery work on behalf of TechnipFMC Norway.Balltec provided a 10-inch PipeLOK pipeline recovery tool, which was deployed to a water depth of 314 metres.The subsea pipeline recovery tool was used to recover a 10 inch gas pipeline on Equinor’s Åsgard field, located in the Norwegian Sea.The work, which was overseen by a Balltec offshore technician, was required to re-lay the pipe in an installation area to allow the replacement of a previously damaged section of pipe.
Eric Dier is facing a lengthy ban after being hit with an FA misconduct charge. Tottenham midfielder Dier climbed into the stand to confront a fan who was having a row with his brother after their FA Cup exit to Norwich last month. Eric Dier confronted a fan after Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat Dier has until May 8 to respond and it is understood he will put forward his mitigating circumstances and Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has already put forward a robust defence of his player. However, if Dier is found guilty or he accepts the charge then his punishment will be decided by an independent panel and, even though there is no set sanction or tariff in the law book, it would most likely result in a hefty suspension. The Football Association has now pressed ahead with the case after the Metropolitan Police did not press charges despite launching an investigation into the incident. Dier spotted a row taking place in the family section, climbed up several rows of seats to intervene and had to be separated by stewards and other fans.Advertisement Mourinho said at the time: “I think Eric Dier did something that we professionals cannot do but in these circumstances every one of us would do. “Because when somebody insults you, and your family is there, and you get involved with the person that is insulting you, in this case a younger brother, I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do.” A statement from the FA read: “Eric Dier has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3. Jose Mourinho has sided with his player Read Also: Arsenal to miss CL spot as UEFA opt for points system if season cut short “It is alleged that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s actions at the conclusion of the Emirates FA Cup fixture against Norwich City FC on Wednesday, March 4 2020 were improper and/or threatening. Eric Dier has until Friday, May 8 2020 to provide a response.” Dier’s team-mate Dele Alli is still waiting for the outcome of another charge. Alli was charged by the FA on February 26 for misconduct after he posted an ill-advised video on Snapchat about coronavirus a fortnight earlier and the case is still ongoing. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely See10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonders7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee
Loading… The Manchester United legend fell ill in 2015 after contracting a virus while on tour in Vietnam as a club ambassador. Cole’s body and face began to swell and he suffered severe fatigue as a result of the Focal Segmental Glomeruloscleroisis. He shrugged off the illness until he eventually went to the doctors as his condition got considerably worse. It was then that he found out his life was at risk as his kidney function dropped to just seven per cent of the usual capacity. He underwent a transplant in 2017 after his nephew stepped forward as a donor. But the five-time Premier League winner has revealed he is still struggling daily as a result of the illness. During an interview with The Guardian, the 48-year-old said: “There are many, many times when I want to give up, period, not just on life but give up on everything. “It becomes so difficult. I was struggling last Wednesday. “It totally came out of the blue and I had to stay in bed. “I conceded defeat and accepted that today’s not going to be my day. “Previously, I would fight. But ultimately, I know I can’t beat it.” When asked if life has got harder since then, the former striker said: “It certainly did.” The ex-England international takes medication every day to stop his body from rejecting the donated kidney. Cole continued: “I’m still here, that’s the most important thing. “But people don’t understand what you go through with this illness. “They look at a transplant patient and say: ‘You’re OK. You look really well.’ “Externally that can be true. But, internally, many things are going on. “You’re dealing with the medication and your moods. I’ve been very fortunate I’m never angry about it. “Your mental wellbeing is paramount because it’s so tough to deal with a disease that one day you feel unbelievably well and the next day you feel like a bag of s***.” The 48-year-old is launching the Andy Cole Fund this week which will work with Kidney Research UK. Cole, who lives alone after going through a divorce with his wife after the transplant, admitted he is finding lockdown tough. read also:Cole’s ‘surprise’ phone calls inspired me more after I joined Man Utd“I don’t know when I will be able to do any of that again. It’s driving me insane. “Being in lockdown, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on everything I’ve been through and you realise how difficult it’s been, especially when you’re dealing with it by yourself.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 England legend, Andy Cole, revealed he has considered “giving up” as he lifted the lid on his battle against kidney failure. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMCA will be well represented at the biggest event of the 2016 trade show circuit.The 29th annual Performance Racing Industry trade show will be held Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8-10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.“PRI is the racing industry’s version of the Super Bowl,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s an excellent opportunity for us to meet with current and prospective promoters and marketing partners as well as drivers from across the country.”Copies of 2017 rules will be available at the IMCA booth (no. 3709), adjacent to the Speedway Motors booths.In addition to Root, IMCA representatives in attendance will include Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard, Competition Director Tom Gutowski, Marketing Director Kevin Yoder and French Grimes on behalf of RaceSaver.