Election filings: Abrams withdraw; Alley emerges as State Senate candidate; contested elections in 80th, 116th, and 79th house districts…

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down taxpayer · 219 weeks ago Too bad Abrams dropped out. I was looking forward to voting against a Republican for the first time in my life. Guess I’ll let that idea slide by now. Larry Alley is a good person. Kasha Kelley is one of the best Representatives we have ever had. They deserve our vote. Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down sore loser · 219 weeks ago If you consider “the best representative we’ve ever had” one of the representatives who helped Brown back administer his disastrous experiment …. Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 219 weeks ago Alley would become a Koch puppet just like Abrams. Proceed with caution. Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue and Shane Farley, Sumner Newscow — All but one of the Sumner County State Races appear to be contested in what looks like an interesting election in 2016. The election filing deadline for state races was at noon today. The biggest election news in Sumner County is State Senator Steve Abrams, a Republican from Ark City, withdrew his name from consideration for the 32nd District at the last moment. Larry Alley, a Winfield Republican, will instead be running in his place. His name had appeared on the list, but it had been removed at the last moment. Abrams has been a state senator since 2008. Alley,who filed today after Abram’s withdrawal, was a candidate in 2012 and 2014 against Representative Ed Trimmer of Winfield in the 79th District. He lost by a narrow margin of fewer than 50 votes each time.Don Shimkus, an Oxford Democrat, has also filed for the 32nd District seat.In a press release sent out today, Shimkus stated: Today my opponent withdrew from the Senate race, but recruited a stand-in to continue the devastating Brownback experiment. I am running to change an unfair tax policy, enact policies that promote job growth and economic development, and ensure Kansas children have access to a quality education. We cannot continue to elect politicians who support the failed Brownback policies.Kasha Kelley, an Ark City Republican, has filed for reelection in the 80th Dist. Kansas House of Representatives.The Kansas Secretary of State’s Office shows that Kelley filed this morning just ahead of today’s noon filing deadline. Republican Anita Judd-Jenkins, Ark City and Democrat Michelle Schiltz, Caldwell have filed to challenge Kelley. Kelley, who has represented the southeastern part of Sumner County, is a businesswoman, who has held the seat since 2005.Kyle Hoffman, 116th state representative representing the western half of Sumner County, has filed for reelection. He will be challenged by Democrat Jolene Roitman of Wellington. Hoffman was unopposed in 2014.Pete DeGraaf, a Republican of the 82nd District that represents a small section in the north part of Sumner County, has filed for reelection and has an opponent. Danette Harris of Mulvane will be running as an 82nd District candidate. The only uncontested race is the 79th District where incumbent Ed Trimmer is running unopposed. The Kansas State Primary election is set for Tuesday, August 2. The general election is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 8. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Suarez, Messi maintain Barca’s La Liga lead

first_imgVillarreal had to survive the final half hour a man light when Raba was dismissed for connecting with his studs on Busquets’ ankle as the Spanish international cleared.Another Alba cross was turned onto the post by Suarez on the stretch.However, the Uruguayan finally broke Villarreal’s resistance after exchanging a neat one-two with Alcacer to round Asenjo and net his seventh goal of the season.And Messi secured all three points seven minutes from time as he was played in by Busquets to smash past the helpless Asenjo.– Atletico bounce back –Earlier, Atletico bounced back from the disappointment of being dumped out of the Champions League in midweek to keep their title challenge afloat at Betis.The hosts dominated possession throughout but were made to pay for their lack of cutting edge, as well as some fine goalkeeping by Jan Oblak.HIGHLIGHTS ?Check out the best plays from our win in Seville. ??? #AúpaAtleti #RealBetisAtleti https://t.co/voarEVWhAe— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) December 10, 2017By contrast, Atletico were clinical even in the absence of the injured Antoine Griezmann as Saul Niguez slid in at the back post to turn home Sime Vrsaljko’s cross with their first serious attack on the half-hour mark.“They played some spectacular football today, but we took advantage of the chance we had,” Atletico midfielder Koke told BeIN Sports Spain.Betis posed more of a goal threat after the break but were denied by Oblak, who produced a wonder save to turn Cristian Tello’s sweetly struck half-volley behind for a corner.? | PHOTOSTake a look at the best pictures from #RealBetisAtleti https://t.co/MZCU1DTT6l#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/1jYE0wAgUV— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) December 10, 2017“One team had the ball, which was Betis, and they tried many different ways to damage us, but the team was very strong defensively,” said Atletico boss Diego Simeone.At the other end of the table, Malaga and Athletic Bilbao secured big away wins to ease their relegation fears.Malaga remain in the drop zone but moved off the foot of the table with a 2-0 victory at Real Sociedad.Athletic, meanwhile, bagged their first league win in nearly two months 2-1 at Levante to move up to 13th.Share on: WhatsApp ? The table still looks good after 15 games in @LaLigaEN #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/BWA8xWC2Sw— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2017 Madrid, Spain | AFP | Barcelona restored their lead at the top of La Liga to five points as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi struck in the final 20 minutes to edge out 10-man Villarreal 2-0 on Sunday.Daniel Raba’s red card on the hour mark for a wild lunge on Sergio Busquets handed Barca the initiative.And their pressure told when Suarez rounded off a fine team move before Messi blasted home a second to get the Catalans back to winning ways after successive draws with Valencia and Celta Vigo in La Liga. Final whistle!Villarreal 0-2 FC Barcelona Suárez and Messi?? #ForçaBarça? #VillarrealBarça pic.twitter.com/PimFrBIoLK— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2017Valencia remain Barca’s closest challengers five points back, but Atletico Madrid also maintained their title charge with a 1-0 win at Real Betis to stay six points off the top.Real Madrid are eight points back in fourth and Barca will have the chance to go into El Clasico away at Real in two weeks’ time with an 11-point lead over their rivals.Barca host Deportivo la Coruna next weekend, whilst Madrid are in action at the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.Gerard Pique nearly gave Barca the perfect start at the Ceramic Stadium, where they have struggled in recent seasons, as his header came back off the crossbar from Messi’s corner just four minutes in.However, Barca dominance of possession was largely stale before the break as Villarreal posed the greater threat on the counter-attack.Nicola Sansone had the hosts’ best effort that forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a stunning one-handed stop high to his left.Messi orchestrated the visitors’ attacking threat after the break as he constantly freed Jordi Alba down Barca’s left.Paco Alcacer was denied by Sergio Asenjo from Alba’s low cross before the left-back teed up Messi for a cushioned effort that drifted inches wide. With that goal, Leo #Messi equals Gerd Müller as the top scorer in Europe’s major league with one club. Well done, Leo! ?? #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/30vNDzu4zx— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2017last_img read more

See why Michael Vaughan says India still isn’t a ‘great team’ in Tests

first_imgAdvertisement tndNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsinwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Er( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3w9Would you ever consider trying this?😱yb5hCan your students do this? 🌚5sg32zRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former England skipper Michael Vaughan, heavily criticised Team India for their dismal performance against New Zealand in the ongoing test series – saying that the No.1 Test team needs to win games in England and New Zealand to be considered great! The first day of the second Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday, saw the guests suffer yet again through the hands of speedster Kyle Jamieson, who picked up a five-for as India were bundled out for 242. Even though Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari fought valiantly with their half-centuries, the hosts dominated the day with some fine display of fast-bowling. Advertisement Picture Credit: Getty ImagesAfter the end of the day’s play, the former England captain took to social media to dispraise the ‘Men in Blues’.  The 45-year-old claimed that the guests were taught a lesson by the Kiwis on how to play on such conditions.“NZ giving India a lesson in how to play in conditions where the ball moves through the air … They can’t be regarded as a great team till they start winning in places like NZ & England ..” he tweeted.Advertisement Asked to bat once again, India had to be patient while dealing with the swing bowlers, as rain played its part early in the morning. But Mayank Agawal, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja, were all dismissed in single digits while wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant could only manage 12 runs.Virat Kohli’s rough-patch continued, this time with just 3 runs to his account; the skipper once again fell victim to Tim Southee who has now dismissed Kohli for a record 10th time in international cricket. Meanwhile, his deputy, Ajinkya Rahane looked poised to score big today, but it was Southee once again. This time a fantastic outswinger caught the Indian vice-captain by surprise as he was caught at the first slip with only seven runs to his name.The three half centurions Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari helped their side cross the 200-run mark, however, the team lost their last six wickets for just 48 runs adding more salt to the injury.At stumps New Zealand remain in a commanding position with 63/0 on board as openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell easily managed the Indian pace attack in the final session. The hosts will look forward to pile on the misery from the first ball tomorrow morning while India must come up with something really special. You may also like:NZ vs Ind 2nd Test Day 1 Review: Kiwis edge out India with early honours at Hagley OvalWhat India needs to do to win the 2nd Test match against New Zealand Advertisementlast_img read more

DOWNHILL SPECIALIST VELVET MESQUITE HEADS A FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN CAMINO REAL TURF COURSE

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015) – Stakes winner Velvet Mesquite returns once again to the surface she has clearly excelled over on Saturday. Velvet Mesquite will take on 13 rivals in the Sunshine Millions Cal Cup Day’s edition of the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course.Owned and bred by Harris Farms and trained by Blake Heap, the 5 year-old mare was a strong third in the Gr. II Monrovia down the hillside in her last out Jan. 4. A staggering five for seven when running over the course, Velvet Mesquite will seek her second stakes win Saturday. By In Excess out of the Huddle Up mare Mesquite, Velvet Mesquite is 11-5-2-1 overall with earnings of $284,606.A hillside professional in her own right, Carla Gaines’ Heat Trap comes off a second place finish in the Gr. II Monrovia. Owned and bred by Mark Devereaux and Scott Gross, the 6- year-old will break from the far outside with regular rider Victor Espinoza in an attempt to win her first-ever stakes race.By Unusual Heat, Heat Trap has two wins, two seconds and a third from five tries down the hill. She is 12-4-5-1- overall with earnings of $291,956.Current leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will send out Doinghardtimeagain in only her second-ever attempt down the hill. Owned and bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC, the 5-year-old has run in 15 straight stakes races.In her latest turf try, the mare by Ministers Wild Cat was pulled up and vanned off in the one mile Solana Beach Handicap at Del Mar Aug. 17. Jockey Mike Smith said it was purely precautionary and that “I knew she had a foot issue before and I felt her feet were stinging her so I didn’t want to take any chances.”Third in the 6 ½ furlong Kalookan Queen Dec. 28, Doinghardtimeagain will again be reunited with Elvis Trujillo, who when paired with Hollendorfer has been in the money 55% of the time this meet.The complete field for Saturday’s Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes, to be run as the seventh race on a ten-race card, with jockeys and weights in post position order: More Complexity, Mario Gutierrez, 123; Air of Royalty, Edwin Maldonado, 118; Home Journey, Tyler Baze, 120; Velvet Mesquite, Mike Smith, 123; Tribal Gal, Rafael Bejarano, 123; Heavens Stairway, Corey Nakatani, 120; Go West Marie, Gary Stevens, 123; Doinghardtimeagain, Elvis Trujillo, 123; Kathleen Rose, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Shakeitupbetty, Alex Solis, 118; My Monet, Martin Garcia, 120; Marks Mine, Frank Alvarado, 118; Magic Spot, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Heat Trap, Victor Espinoza, 120.                 There is a specialfirst post time on Saturday of 12:00 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:00 a.m.last_img read more

Forget the draft, Shanahan and the Niners need to win some games

first_imgI fully understand that in a lost season — like the one the 49ers are currently playing — nothing seems to matter but draft pick position.One win, two wins, six wins — who cares?There’s no obvious added value to being mediocre with your backup quarterback at the helm, so a team might as well go all the way in on securing the No. 1 overall pick in April’s draft, right?If that is indeed the prudent decision, the 49ers turned in an outstanding performance Sunday in Arizona. Going up against the …last_img read more

Africa has huge growth potential for e-commerce

first_imgThe growth of Africa’s digital market place is likel better than the mature markets of the developed world, making Africa desirable to companies looking to grow. (Image credit: Tim Reckman) Sulaiman PhilipThe future is here. It has taken 20 years for the active internet population to reach 2.9 billion; the next billion users will connect within a decade. For 40% of the world’s population, the web is at the heart of all commercial interactions.Understanding how people connect to their world helps business leaders and policy makers allocate resources and decide strategy. But the world – more so online – does not have one homogenous identity. Mastercard, along with the Fletcher School at Tufts, has been researching the growth of the digital economy since 2008. The Digital Evolution Index tracked the digital footprint of 50 countries and analysed the key drivers of and barriers to the countries’ evolution to a digital economy:–          Demand (consumer demographics, income and internet access)–          Supply (technology and infrastructure)–          Institutional environment (governmental policy)–          Innovation (environment for creating start-ups and the overall competitive landscape)South Africa ranked 33rd in the list of 50, the highest African country and second only to China in the Brics group of trade partners. Factors in South Africa’s favour, as identified in the index, included an 86% cellphone market saturation and the most developed telecommunications network in Africa, which is almost 100% digital. In terms of government regulations, plans to give broadband access to all citizens within the next five years helped to push the country’s score in the Break Out category higher. South Africa was also the fourth fastest growing digital economy behind China, Malaysia and Thailand.Ted Iacobuzio, the vice-president of global insights at Mastercard, explained that Africa’s greatest strength was that it had not followed the same path to a digital economy as other more established economies. “What is significant is that all four of the African countries measured (South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt) share a common trait of moving at a high rate of speed towards digital evolution, demonstrating huge growth potential for e-commerce.”All the measured African countries – the other three are holding up the table – scored very low in comparison but they all have one thing in common – room for growth. Over the next 10 years there will be a billion new internet users, the majority of whom will be African. Africa, Iacobuzio explained, represented potential to businesses.Africa’s internet penetration stood at 16 percent (167 million people) in 2013, and is forecast to reach 50 percent (600 million people) by 2025, indicating that the online consumer market will quadruple over this time. The speed of digital growth in Africa points to the continent evolving a huge online market. Where established online users started off using the web to send mail and surf (maturing along with the digital space), users in the developing world are already e-consumers. They are used to interacting and transacting on their mobile devices; buying and selling goods online is the next logical step for this market.But what does this mean for businesses?Art Peck is the incoming chief executive of Gap Inc. The biggest challenge he will face is dealing with the collision of the digital experience with the shopping experience in one of the company’s 3 076 stores. He does not see the future as the death of bricks and mortar stores, but agrees that technology has redefined the whole customer experience. Technology, he explained to Buzzfeed News, “is really going to be the expression of the brand that most people engage with most significantly. How do you bring everything this device can bring into a store?”Understanding how his customers use the digital world is the biggest challenge facing Peck and other business leaders. It has changed the power dynamic in retail. “Visits to good malls are not down, but the number of store visits inside a mall are down, which says to me that people are planning their store visits as a function of their engagement with the brand.”Even in a mature economy like the US, businesses are still trying to figure out how to use the online space to sell. Peck understands that for consumers, the online experience is more democratic than visiting a store. Technology elevates the shopping experience; it’s the difference between visiting an outlet store and browsing the racks at a flagship big city store.Gap is a global brand and it is possible to dress in one of its labels from birth through to maturity. For a company like this, the Digital Evolution Index allows it to plan and devise ways to sell more to those customers by tailoring digital strategies to fit the digital footprint of each market.Not so long ago retailers measured traffic in terms of feet through the door. Things are changing, quickly. “The numbers are going in a way where, very quickly, the majority of traffic will be digital as opposed to people walking into our stores.”Companies will still struggle to understand the aspirations of a global audience but studies like the Digital Evolution Index does give them the ability to finesse the tools needed to speak directly to the audience.last_img read more

South Africa moves ahead with nuclear new build plans

first_img24 March 2015The government is making progress on its nuclear new build programme, and is in discussions with various prospective nuclear vendor countries to expand the programme.It had held consultations with a number of nuclear vendor countries recently, namely the United States, Republic of Korea, Russia, France, Japan and China, the Department of Energy said on 23 March. They all make use of pressurised water reactor nuclear technology, similar to that used at the Koeberg nuclear power plant in the Western Cape. South Africa has been safely using this technology for the past 30 years.“The National Development Plan enjoins us to do thorough investigations on various aspects of the nuclear power generation programme before a procurement decision is taken,” said the department. “Nuclear vendor parade workshops form part of the government technical investigation in preparation for a procurement decision.”As part of the pre-procurement phase and preparation for the roll out of the nuclear new build programme, the government has entered into several negotiations with vendor countries and has signed inter-governmental framework agreements (IGFAs) with Russia, France and China. An IGFA is a requirement for countries to participate in nuclear vendor parade workshops.The nuclear new build programme is part of a sustainable energy mix that South Africa is pursuing to ensure energy security. The government aims to add 9 600 megawatts of nuclear energy to the national electricity grid.In its statement yesterday, the Department of Energy said that IGFAs with Canada and Japan were at an advanced stage of completion and were expected to be concluded soon. It had also signed similar agreements with the US and South Korea.Parallel to this work and as part of the preparatory phase, the department has been conducting nuclear vendor parade workshops with all the vendor countries that are ready and have accepted the invitation to participate. The workshops, where vendor countries present their nuclear technology offerings, are set up for those nations to showcase and demonstrate their capabilities on how, if chosen, they plan to meet South Africa’s needs.In essence, they help South Africa to make its procurement decisions.The first workshop was held during the week of 20 October 2014 with the Russian Federation. The second was held with France, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea and United States from 16 to 25 November 2014.“[The] government has scheduled the third and final workshop with Canada and Japan to take place during the last week of March 2015,” said the department.As with the first two workshops, officials from various state departments will attend. They will include representatives from state-owned enterprises that are engaged in energy matters as well as academics involved in nuclear and engineering programmes.“[The] government remains committed to ensuring energy security for the country through the roll out of the nuclear new build programme as an integral part of the energy mix. [It] remains committed to ensuring the provision of reliable and sustainable electricity supply, as part of mitigating the risk of carbon emissions,” the department said.The nuclear new build programme would enable the country to create jobs, develop skills, create industries and catapult South Africa into a knowledge economy. In addition, the government was committed to a procurement process that was “in line with the country’s legislation and policies”.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Revisiting Heat-Pump Water Heaters

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members About six years ago, I wrote an article for GBA called “Heat-Pump Water Heaters Come of Age.” Since then, manufacturers’ offerings have changed significantly, so it’s time for a fresh look at available equipment.My 2012 article mentioned five manufacturers of heat-pump water heaters: AirGenerate, General Electric, Stiebel Eltron, A. O. Smith, and Rheem. Two of these manufacturers have left the market. The first manufacturer to drop out was AirGenerate. (For more on AirGenerate’s trials and tribulations, see “AirGenerate and Electrolux Tier 2 Heat Pump Water Heater Units Removal.”)Toward the end of 2016, General Electric announced that it would stop making its GeoSpring heat-pump water heaters. A few months later, however, a rival manufacturer, Bradford White, purchased GE’s manufacturing equipment and began producing GeoSpring lookalikes under the Aerotherm brand. (For more information on GE’s exit from the heat-pump water heater market, see “Bradford White Buys GeoSpring Rights and Equipment.”)Bradford White sells the Aerotherm in two sizes. The 50-gallon model has a first-hour delivery rating of 65 gallons, while the 80-gallon model has a first-hour delivery rating of 87 gallons.Stiebel Eltron, the well-known German manufacturer of heat-pump water heaters, is still going strong, as are two American manufacturers, A.O. Smith and Rheem.Stiebel Eltron’s heat-pump water heaters are branded as Accelera heaters. They are available in two sizes. The 58-gallon model has a first-hour rating of 50 gallons, while the 80-gallon model has a first-hour rating of 74 gallons.For any consumers trying to make sense of the heat-pump manufacturing market, there’s a perplexing wrinkle to the story. The two best-known American manufacturers, A.O. Smith and Rheem, allow a very large number of appliance distributors to slap their own labels on the water heaters that they manufacture. The result is confusion.A.O. Smith sells Voltex heat-pump water… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

WBC orders rematch of Yamanaka-Nery bout over drug test

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Caguioa, Helterbrand close ‘Fast and Furious’ chapter of their careers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows Mexican challenger Luis Nery (L) fighting against Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka (R) during their WBC bantamweight title match at the Shimadzu Arena in Kyoto.Nery won with a fourth-round knockout. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUTTOKYO — The World Boxing Council has ordered a rematch between Japanese boxer Shinsuke Yamanaka and Luis Nery for the bantamweight title three months after the Mexican failed a drug test.Nery denied Yamanaka a 13th straight title defense on Aug. 15 in Kyoto.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH A week after the bout, the WBC announced that Nery failed a drug test performed in the lead-up to the fight with an amount of the banned substance and stimulant Zilpaterol detected. The findings were from Nery’s“A” sample taken July 27, but additional tests taken in Japan gave negative results.The WBC issued a statement Wednesday saying “Based on the evidence the WBC examined concerning this matter, the WBC cannot make a determination with sufficient certainty as to whether Mr. Nery’s adverse finding was the result of intentional ingestion of a banned substance to improve performance. All information and facts lead to conclude that the adverse finding was due to consumption of contaminated food products.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Read Next View commentslast_img read more

20 days agoDyche hails Burnley players and staff as they reach fourth

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Dyche hails Burnley players and staff as they reach fourthby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche hailed his players and staff as Jeff Hendrick’s winner sent them fourth in the Premier League.A set play from the training ground worked a treat as Hendrick, back in his favoured central midfield role, smashed home a deep Ashley Westwood corner at the far post to win a tight Turf Moor tussle against the 10-man Toffees.Seamus Coleman saw red for the visitors early in the second half following a barge on Dwight McNeil, which followed an accidental, but reckless first half challenge that ultimately forced Erik Pieters out of the game.“I don’t get too carried away with league table. I’m more interested in the one at the end of the season,” laughed Dyche.“Don’t get me wrong, it’s to be enjoyed for Burnley Football Club and the fans, but for me it’s about focusing on every game and on where we are at the end of the season.“But within that, there are still moments to be enjoyed and you take in these performances and where we are now, compared to a year ago.“We are in a good place because the players have earned the right. They have come back with a real edge to them and I’ll remind you, I was just as proud of them this time last season, when we didn’t have as many points behind us.”Dyche, who celebrates seven years at Turf Moor later this month, added: “One of my many obsessions is finding different ways to win and today was a really tight, tough game.“They are a really good side and I know they’ve had a tough run, but they have quality all over the pitch.“But I thought we contained them well and the red card probably changes the feel of it.” last_img read more

TIFF16s top five most tweeted films

first_img Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: “(Teller and Eckhart) were very candid about why they thought it was an important story,” Lynch says. “Their conversations really helped drive (Twitter mentions).” It doesn’t hurt that Teller has a fanatical fanbase from his work in the Divergent series and The Fault In Our Stars.Snowden Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Part of the biopic’s appeal was driven by its imminent Sept. 16 release (even though it went on to bomb at the box office). But director Oliver Stone’s politically charged statements about the U.S. election and government surveillance drove Twitter conversation as well. Stone was also the fifth most tweeted about celebrity of the festival, beating out his young actors Joseph Gordon Levitt and Shailene Woodley for mentions. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Natalie Portman dazzled as Jackie, tears were shed at Lion and the Sing soundtrack might finally get Frozen dropped from the family playlist. But while critics and filmmakers applauded the quality work onscreen at TIFF 2016, the internet’s town square, Twitter, had its own list of favourites. The social app’s Canadian entertainment lead Lindsay Lynch explains why these five movies were the most-mentioned on Twitter during the festival.Bleed for ThisAnd the Matthew McConaughey Award for Film with the Most Shocking Physical Transformations goes to … Bleed For This! The biopic of boxer Vinny Pazienza’s comeback following a near fatal car crash fuelled chatter around star Miles Teller’s super fit look as the boxer and co-star Aaron Eckhart’s all-natural paunch as his coach.last_img read more

CIBC to rebrand The PrivateBank as CIBC Bank USA at dozens of

first_imgThe Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is extending its brand across the U.S. by renaming dozens of recently-purchased locations south of the border as CIBC Bank USA.The Canadian lender closed its acquisition of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp in June.Today, the bank announced it is replacing the U.S. company’s brand called The PrivateBank with the CIBC name on 36 branches and commercial banking offices.A soccer field and a theatre in Chicago have also been renamed as the CIBC Fire Pitch and the CIBC Theatre.CIBC bought the U.S. bank for approximately $5 billion US in a bid to secure its foothold in the country.The Canadian bank has said it hopes to one day generate a quarter of its earnings in the U.S.last_img read more

Is There Much Hope For The Colts With Jacoby Brissett As QB

The only person who appeared unmoved by the announcement was — unsurprisingly — Bill Belichick.When the rest of the football world recovered, the consensus outlook for the Colts under Brissett wasn’t particularly good. On Sunday, Las Vegas dropped the line on the Colts win total from 9.5 to 6.5 wins. Our FiveThirtyEight Elo system dropped the Colts from a 9.2 win team to 7.5 wins. And as seen on Sunday Night Football, the model developed by Pro Football Focus put the new Colts win total at 7.1, down from nine wins.Looking at Brissett’s performance over his career, it’s easy to see why the math and the markets are bearish on the Colts’ prospects. Indianapolis has a 4-11 record in games Brissett started, and the quarterback has averaged 6.6 yards per attempt over his career, below the league average of 7.2 for the years Brissett has been active. Brissett averaged just more than 200 yards passing per game in his only full season as a starter — a season in which he compiled a QBR of 41.5 — and his career completion percentage is just 59.1 percent. These numbers are not good.We can try to find a silver lining. Completion percentage can sometimes be misleading. Quarterbacks who attempt deeper passes at a higher rate than their peers will see their stat line punished despite the fact that they are helping their team by attempting more valuable throws. If we account for how deep Brissett’s passing attempts have been over his career, however, we find that there aren’t many depths where he’s above league average — although the sample sizes at some depths aren’t large enough for us to conclude this with certainty. It surprised everyone. The news that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was retiring Saturday night set Twitter on tilt and was met with skepticism from grizzled beat reporters, boos from the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd and even disbelief from new starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett: Among active QBs, Brisset ranks in the bottom 10 percent in completion percentage over expected. His poor performance is exacerbated by the fact that Brissett also doesn’t attack downfield as often as Luck did. Brissett’s average depth of target — a measure of the distance downfield a quarterback throws — is just 7.2 yards, 1.4 less than Luck’s 8.6. The Colts will need Brissett to target star wideout T.Y. Hilton often to compete offensively, and Hilton’s average depth of target is located well downfield at 12.4 yards. This is a legitimate cause for concern. In 2017 — the only full season Hilton and Brissett have played together — Hilton saw his targets drop to just 109 after 155 in 2016.1With 15 games of Luck.There’s really no sugar-coating the Colts’ 2019 prospects. Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard has been widely praised for the work he’s done since taking over from Ryan Grigson in 2017. But losing a franchise quarterback when you’ve built a team around the idea that you’re currently in a championship window will stress the skills of even the most competent GMs. Ballard’s options are unpalatable but clear: Try to win now with the team he’s assembled and risk being trapped in a purgatory of mediocrity while the cheap talent ages out of their early contracts, or front-load the pain and tank this season in an attempt to secure a high pick in what looks to be a promising quarterback draft class.In a league where having a franchise quarterback is damn near everything, Brissett’s value to the Colts might be highest as air cover for a front office and coaching staff trying to lose as many games as possible. read more

Wrestling Ohio State dominates Missouri in top5 dual

OSU freshman Luke Fletcher celebrates his first varsity victory over Missouri’s Zach Synon. Credit: Sam Janicki. Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe dual-meet between Ohio State and Missouri, featuring two 2016 Olympians and recognizing last season’s championships won by sophomore Myles Martin and junior Kyle Snyder, the No. 4 Buckeyes dominated the No. 5 Tigers 30-9.Redshirt juniors Nathan Tomasello and Bo Jordan, Snyder and Martin all won in landslide decisions.“You see these four guys, four of the 10 were a critical part of our first national championship,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said.At 133 pounds, Tomasello faced off against Missouri’s Jaydin Eierman, in a match that turned controversial after Tomasello finished a slam out of bounds after a blown whistle.“I didn’t hear any whistle and then as the whistle blew, I already had him in the air,” Tomasello said.  “I wanted to finish my tag.  I think it was kind of good to get the crowd more involved after that.”Tomasello won the match 11-2. Since beginning the season with an injury, he has lived up to the hype of a championship contender in the few weeks of competition.“Patience, patience is important,” Tomasello said.  “Having support from the training staff and from coach Ryan and all the guys like Kyle (Snyder) has helped me to continue to push hard and come back even better than I was last year.”A point of anticipation in Thursday’s match was the debut of OSU freshman Luke Pletcher at 141 pounds, who had his redshirt pulled earlier this week.  Down early in the first period, Pletcher rebounded by scoring a late takedown, ultimately prevailing 6-3.“I remember him staying in the fight,” Ryan said.  “I remember him scoring late in the periods.  You want to be the guy that scores the last points in the period.”Coach Ryan praised Pletcher’s ability to handle the stress and pressure that comes with short turnarounds and tough competition.  “We felt pretty good about Luke going in. On a daily basis, he does the things necessary to have a performance like that.”OSU’s Kollin Moore, redshirt freshman at 197 lbs., wrestled the tightest match of the night, taking on Olympic bronze medalist and top-ranked J’den Cox of Missouri.  Moore fell behind 0-2 early, but kept close the entire match.  Two crucial takedowns in the third period brought Moore within a point of Cox, but his effort fell short, as Cox prevailed 6-4.Bo Jordan and brother Micah won their matches by a combined score of 37-13. Martin scored six takedowns, winning 21-5. Snyder pinned his opponent in the heavyweight division. read more

Seamus Coleman defended Declan Rice

first_imgThe captain of the Ireland national team was not afraid to say that the 19-year-old can feel both English and Irish if he desiresDeclan Rice has been in the spotlight for the last days after he decided to rest from international football with Ireland.The London-born footballer might be thinking of switching jerseys and defending the English national team colors instead of the Irish ones.But for Ireland national team captain Seamus Coleman, there is no reason why Declan Rice cannot be proud of his heritage.“In an ideal world, we’d have all the players here playing for us,” Coleman said at today’s press conference as quoted by RTÉ Sports.“Some people back home might not like to hear it. He’s a 19-year-old boy that was born in England but that’s no reason he can’t be a proud Irishman.”“I saw him after the Turkey game when he got Man of the Match and I saw him embrace his father in the tunnel. That’s not for show, that’s genuine. He was genuinely proud to play in the games that he did,” he added.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“In an ideal world, we’ll get him back. But it’s not as straightforward as ‘you know what you are’, which I’ve heard a few people say.”“The young lad was born in England. There’s no reason why he can’t feel some part English and also be very proud to play for Ireland, which I know he is,” he explained.“So, on that situation, and fingers crossed, we’ll welcome back Declan with open arms whatever he decides.”Coleman on Rice: “There’s no reason why he can’t feel some part English and also be very proud to play for Ireland” pic.twitter.com/hfVjqnIPF6— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) September 5, 2018last_img read more

Neville understands Kanes battle with fatigue

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Gary Neville insists he understands Harry Kane’s battle with fatigue after playing at the World Cup this summer.The England captain has had his physical and mental fitness questioned recently after featuring in a lot of games last season and Neville has revealed he understands what the striker is going through.“It’s not one tournament, it’s the accumulation of the physical demands where you haven’t had any breaks. It usually hits you at three years without a real break and I did struggle in the 2000/01 season at the age of around 25.” Neville told Sky Sports.“I hit a wall after I’d played in Euro 1996, the Tournoi in 1997, World Cup 1998, won the 1999 treble and then we went on a summer tour and all of that took it out of me.”Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…“I think with Harry and other players who play week in week out, Saturday-Wednesday and all summer, what you would say is they continue to soldier on and maybe do dip in sharpness, but their level is still high enough to play.”“There’s no doubt that they need that month or two break. However, they will naturally pick up injuries which will give them that break and allow their whole body to recover.”“So it is very difficult for a manager to give them a break because they look tired. Harry is playing at a high level, perhaps not at his peak, but there’s no way you can rest your captain for a competitive fixture.”last_img read more

Hypertension Week activities begin in North Middle Caicos Tuesday

first_img PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Agriculture Police consultation meeting announced Related Items:hypertension week, middle caicos, North caicos Recommended for you New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 May 2015 – North and Middle Caicos the activities begin with you tomorrow when it comes to Hypertension awareness from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. There will be a presentation, diet and nutrition ideas including low sodium recipes. Brochures will be handed out by the Ministry of Health team and there will be free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screening. These sessions will take place in the morning at the Conch Bar Clinic and the afternoon at the Community Center in Kew. As is the trend in North Caicos; a separate and second educational and free testing session is planned for Bottle Creek at 10am at the clinic there on Wednesday. By Thursday the hypertension mobile team moves into Providenciales, at the Smart Grocery store from 10am to 2pm; this will include free screenings and free dietary advice as well. See the full schedule when you follow Magnetic Media. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Obama Nominates Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing January 10, 2013 438 Views Four years after inheriting an economy on the brink, Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner is stepping down. The nominee to replace him: Jack Lew, former director of the Office of Management and Budget during both the Clinton and Obama administrations and current “”White House””:https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2032/IMG6955.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more

Rep Eisen named Vice Chair of Transportation Committee in Michigan House

first_img22Jan Rep. Eisen named Vice Chair of Transportation Committee in Michigan House Lawmaker will serve on three other committeesState Rep. Gary Eisen was recently appointed as Vice Chair of the Michigan House Transportation Committee for the 2019-20 legislative session, an important position to help improve the conditions of Michigan roads and bridges.Committee assignments were announced by Speaker Lee Chatfield.“As Transportation Vice Chair I will work with my House colleagues to prioritize roads and ensure families can travel safely across the state,” Eisen said. “We must work together to ensure road projects are done on time and on budget, so our investments are of the best possible value to Michigan residents.”Eisen also will also serve as a member of the Agriculture, Local Government and Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committees.Eisen represents the residents of the 81st  District, which includes the communities of Lynn, Berlin, Emmett, Brockway, Greenwood, Gant, Clay, Clyde, Port Huron, St. Clair, East China, China, Cottreville and Mussey Townships, as  well the cities of Yale, St. Clair, Marine, Marysville and Algonac in St. Clair County.### Categories: Eisen News,Newslast_img read more

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