Legislative update with Sumner County representatives will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.

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Monday September 23rd Local Sports

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, Miguel Sanó connected twice and the Minnesota Twins powered past the Kansas City Royals 12-8. Minnesota piled up six runs in the first inning and rolled from there after starting the day with a four-game lead over Cleveland for first place in the AL Central. Cruz became the 57th player with 400 homers. His fourth-inning solo shot was also his 40th homer of the season. The Twins retained their four-game lead over the Indians after Cleveland’s 10-1 win over Philadelphia. Minnesota has today off and finishes the regular season on the road with three games in Detroit and three games in Kansas City. 5:40 is the first pitch in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday nights with the pre-game starting at 5 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO, with Thursday’s game being a 12:10 first pitch with an 11:30 pre-game show. GALENA, Ill. – NIACC sophomore Zach Martin shot a 76-70 – 146 to win the Clarke University Fall Invitational on Saturday at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Galena, Illinois.Martin was in fifth place after Friday’s opening round 76 and then responded with a career-low 70 to earn individual medalist honors. Martin’s previous career low was a 74, twice.NIACC, which shot a 325 on Friday, shot a 310 on Saturday, which was the lowest team round of day for its 635 total, to place third in the tournament.St. Ambrose won the tournament with a 299-316 – 615 and the University of Dubuque placed second with a 315-316 – 631. Iowa Central was fourth with a 315-326 – 641.Also for NIACC on Saturday, Austin Eckenrod shot 77, Matthew Heinemann shot 81, Beau Thompson shot 82 and Jackson Hamlin shot 84.Eckenrod finished with a 80-77 – 157, Hamlin shot 82-84 – 166, Heinemann shot 87-81 – 168 and Thompson shot 88-82 – 170.NIACC continues its fall season Thursday at the Hawkeye Community College Redtail Shootout. AMES — Iowa State prepares for the start of Big 12 play after rolling to a 72-20 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Quarterback Brock Purdy set a school record with 510 yards of offense and accounted for six touchdowns.Cyclone coach Matt Campbell. Purdy passed for three touchdowns and rushed for three as ISU improved to 2-1 on the season.Purdy and the Cyclones overcame turnovers on their first two possessions and would blow it open by scoring 45 points in the second half.Iowa State opens the league race with a visit to Baylor. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook cruised past the 100-yard mark for the third straight game, Kirk Cousins rebounded from a rattled performance the week before with a turnover-free afternoon, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Oakland Raiders 34-14. The defense had plenty to do with the victory, too, with an interception by Harrison Smith to set up one of two touchdowns by Adam Thielen and two of the team’s four sacks by sub Eric Wilson. The Vikings improved to 2-1, and the Raiders fell to 1-2.center_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Will McElvain passed 17 yards to Isaiah Weston for the game’s only touchdown early in the fourth quarter and lifted Northern Iowa to a 13-6 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.McElvain scrambled to his right then back across the field before finding Weston in the left end of the end zone with 14:14 remaining.Austin Evans and Bryce Flater picked off passes later in the quarter to thwart the Bengals (1-2). Omar Brown also had an interception for the FCS No. 8 Panthers (2-1) and Elerson Smith collected three sacks including one on Idaho State’s final possession.Kevin Ryan kicked two field goals for the Bengals before Matthew Cook hit one for the Panthers to cut Idaho State’s lead to 6-3 at halftime. Cook added a 20-yarder with 2:11 remaining in the game. He is perfect on eight attempts this season. NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The No. 10 (NJCAA Division I) NIACC men’s cross country team placed fourth at the St. Olaf College Invitational on Saturday with 72 points.Host St. Olaf was the team champion with 25 points and Wisconsin-Eau Claire was second with 44 points.NIACC was led by freshman Jorge Ruiz, who was 20th in a time of 27 minutes, 54 seconds on the 8-kilometer course. Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Connor Dolan was the individual champion in 26:24.NIACC’s Janvier Irakoze was 23rd in 28:11. Other counting scores for the Trojans were Evan Wilson (26th in 28:22), Aidan Bauermeister (30th in 28:25) and Dawson Schmidt (32nd in 28:33).Also for the Trojans, Ben Ellis (40th in 29:06), Jalen Peterson was 56th (29:48), Ellis Regan (58th in 29:51), Stephen Ringo (64th in 30:02), Matthew Dibbern (68th in 30:13), Sam Pedelty (80th in 30:43) and Alexander Levad (118th in 35:23).NIACC returns to action Oct. 5 at the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark.last_img read more

1400 young golfers take on Skills Challenge

first_img Over 1400 young golfers across the country have taken part in the first official round of the 2013 National Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy. Their names are featured on online leaderboards and if they complete the second round – which is now underway – they could qualify for England Golf’s regional and national finals. For the fourth year, FootJoy is supporting the Challenge with prizes and gifts for competitors at the regional and national finals. The National Skills Challenge is one of a host of England Golf initiatives which support junior golf. It aims to make practice fun for young golfers and help them improve their putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the long game. Over 830 clubs and 7075 juniors are registered for the Challenge. Clubs receive a variety of free resources to support the initiative, including manuals, certificates and scorecards, and they can also take the opportunity to hold two official Challenge events. This year, the first event finished on May 5 and was undertaken by 1400-plus youngsters from 102 clubs. The second Challenge event can be played until Sunday, 7 July. The leading competitors will be eligible for one of four regional finals, held in August, and the qualifiers from those will go forward to the national final at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa in September. Richard Flint, England Golf Development Manager, commented “The National Skills Challenge supports golf clubs in offering a structured junior coaching programme, with a variety of free resources available. England Golf are delighted that FootJoy continue to support this initiative and provide some fantastic gifts and prizes for those juniors involved in the regional and national finals.” Russell Lawes, European Marketing Manager – FootJoy, commented: “We are once again delighted to be supporting The National Skills Challenge programme. “The future of the game of golf lies with the next generation of golfers and we are keen to help these juniors through their golf development as well as enhancing their enjoyment of the game. The National Skills Challenge is a fantastic programme and we look forward to seeing everyone’s progress this year.” England Golf has a wide-ranging package of support for junior golf. This includes the GolfMark award which recognises junior and beginner-friendly clubs, the Junior Organisers’ Handbook, which is a complete guide to running a junior section; and the Junior Development Grant, which can be used to offer structured coaching sessions with PGA professionals and for activities to attract boys and girls and encourage them to progress and stay in the sport. To find out more about the National Skills Challenge please visit www.getintogolf.org/skills Clubs may register at any time of year and have the option to take part in the events or simply use the resources to support their junior coaching programmes. Our picture (image © John Thomson) shows the winners of the 2012 National Skills Challenge. 30 May 2013 1400 young golfers take on Skills Challenge last_img read more

SINGLE WINNING TICKET IN SANTA ANITA SUNDAY PICK SIX WORTH $148,205.80; ‘SINGLETON’ PURCHASED FOR $256.00 IN LAUGHLIN, NV.

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2017)–There was just one winning ticket in Sunday’s Pick Six at Santa Anita and it was worth $148,205.80. The “singleton” was purchased for $256.00 in Laughlin, NV.Sunday’s total Pick Six pool, comprised of $176,099 in “new money” and $33,967 from the track’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot, totaled $210,066.There were 137 tickets with five winners, each worth $147.20.Santa Anita will embark upon a five day week on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 12:30 p.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img

HOLLENDORFER’S GALILEAN & DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE LOOM LARGE IN MONDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgLoud Mouth–Joel Rosario–120Whooping Jay–Mario Gutierrez–120Irish Heatwave–Kent Desormeaux–122Galilean–Flavien Prat–124Feeling Strong–Tiago Pereira–120First post time for a nine-race card on Monday is at 12:30p.m. please visitsanttaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. HOLLENDORFER’S GALILEAN & DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE LOOM LARGE IN MONDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILESRACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2019)–A neck shy of being unbeaten in three starts, Jerry Hollendorfer’s two-time stakes winner Galilean, along with trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Irish Heatwave, head a field of five sophomores in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles.Restricted to 3-year-olds bred or sired in California, the Cal Cup Derby is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA.GALILEANOwner: West Point Thoroughbreds, Denise Barker & William SandbrookTrainer: Jerry HollendorferA California-bred colt by Uncle Mo, out of the Indian Charlie mare Fresia, Galilean fetched $600,000 at the 2018 Barretts 2-year-old in Training Sale this past April. A first-out winner of the restricted Barretts Juvenile going 6 ½ furlongs at Los Alamitos Sept. 22, he was then second, beaten a neck by Bob Baffert’s Cruel Intention going seven furlongs here in the Golden State Juvenile on Nov. 3. A rousing nine length winner of the one mile King Glorious Stakes at Los Al Dec. 16, Galilean is Triple Crown nominated and should he win on Monday, will attempt to follow in the footsteps of 2014 Cal Cup Derby winner California Chrome.IRISH HEATWAVEOwner: Calumet FarmTrainer: Keith DesormeauxA winner of two out of his last three starts, all on turf, this colt by Unusual Heat, out of the Broken Vow mare Irish Winnie, kept to his task to finish fourth, beaten two lengths in the Cal Cup Turf Sprint here on Jan. 26. A one mile turf maiden winner versus statebreds three starts back on Nov. 3, Irish Heatwave has two wins from five starts and is winless in two dirt tries, both sprints.THE CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 4 of 9 Approximate post time 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

Alexis does not budge and United ‘loses’ € 12m

first_imgDespite the lack of United troops in attack, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not want Alexis to return to United, according to Evening Standard, and will continue working on the departure of the Chilean, who could go on loan next season if they do not find a definitive transfer that satisfies both the club and the player. At Manchester United, Alexis experienced one of the worst stages of his career. The Tocopila player played 45 games in which he only scored five goals and gave nine assists. Alexis Sánchez continues to cost Manchester United a lot of money. The Chilean winger has rejected the salary cuts proposed by the Carrington clubs to continue to be a burden on the English club’s budget and for it to continue working actively in search of a transfer.This strategy is revealed by the Evening Standard, which assumes that Inter will not go for Alexis even if he wants to stay and that United will have to find a new outlet for the Wonder Boy. The problem, once again, is his salary.Alexis has a contract until 2022 at a rate of 12 million euros per year. Even on loan, United is taking over a large part of his salary, which if it is already a problem in the budgets, could become even greater after the expected reduction in income due to the stoppage of football due to the coronavirus.last_img read more

Alfredo Matilla and Patricia Cazón prescribe memoirs about Albacete and Cultural Leonesa

first_imgAlfredo Matilla Y Patricia Cazón, journalists from the newspaper As, have recreated their sentimental memories of Albacete Balompié and Cultural Leonesa in both books of the collection Illustrated Hooligans published by Libros del K.O.Both volumes have been put on sale this Wednesday in ebook format, since the publisher has canceled the paper sale due to the coronavirus. Matilla writes about his relationship with Albacete Balompié in ‘Por si acaso’, “a very original sentimental memory in which the author he uses football to do a psychological therapy exercise with which to overcome their phobias and collect happiness “, according to the editorial.Patricia Cazón signs ‘The Long Winter’, “a pleasant, nostalgic and funny narration in which the author links episodes of her life with the recent history of her soccer team, the modest but historical Cultural Leonesa “.last_img read more

Draymond Green’s intensity, leadership pushes Durant, others

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Messi receives 4th Golden Shoe as Europe’s top scorer Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Green raised his right arm in the air on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter of a Nov. 13 win against the Magic, knocking down a 3-pointer from the top of the arc before a layup moments later.“He’s unique from the standpoint of Steph, Klay and KD are guys that can go for 60. But Draymond just impacts the game in so many ways that you’ve just got to compete against him. You’ve got to understand that he can do it all,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said.Green and Durant spent time together as 2016 Olympians in Rio. KD couldn’t wait to play with Green regularly — even if they went at it back on Feb. 4 in Sacramento.“It’s just two teammates in the heat of the moment, both needed, at that point, that game, we were all bad,” Durant said. “We needed energy somehow. We kind of both sensed that. We came back to the huddle and got after it.”Still, that fire is what Durant loves about his intense teammate. Not to mention the work he puts in shooting from every spot on the floor.“It means a lot,” Green said. “You have to have those guys’ trust. If somebody sees you working, they have more trust in that. Obviously as one of the leaders of this team, you should be one of the hardest workers.”In the past three seasons, Green has notched five games with at least five points, five rebounds, five assists and five blocks.“You understand how impactful he can be without really scoring a lot of points or having any ooh or aah moments on the offensive end,” Stephen Curry said. “He has a lot of ooh and aah moments with the hustle plays and defensively. It seems like he’s always kind of in the play somehow. We appreciate every little bit of that effort and the results he prides himself in every single time he’s out there on the floor. His stat lines sometimes look like this where he’s so well-rounded across the board — points, rebounds, assists, blocked shots and whatnot — and he’ll bang down three, four 3s every once in a while. You appreciate what he brings to the squad every single night and his energy and his passion.” Draymond Green. AFP FILE PHOTOOAKLAND, California — Draymond Green and Kevin Durant bet on just about anything.“Life,” Green explained, “who drives home faster from the practice facility, who gets to the game earlier. You want us to tell you our whole life?”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Green, part of the Warriors contingent in the Hamptons to meet with Durant before the big July 4 decision announcement last year, lit into Durant during a loss to Memphis back in January. Then they got into it again in a three-point defeat at Sacramento on Feb. 4.“Hollered at me? Ha! We’re grown men, ain’t nobody hollering at me,” Durant said good-naturedly after a recent practice when asked about the animated back-and-forth, as surrounding media members erupted into laughter at his response.He then chose far more colorful language — and expletives — to describe their heated exchange during a timeout.Green acknowledges being mad that night. He and Durant are thriving now.“It just shows the trust that we have in each other, the relationship we have that we can go at each other,” Green said. “No one takes it personal. You say what you got to say, I say what I got to say. We figure it out and then we move on. That’s kind of what that was. You want to grow from moments like that if you’re a strong team, if your chemistry’s strong, you grow from moments like that. Chemistry’s not so strong, you’re not much of a together team, you can crumble from situations like that. But our chemistry is one of the things that makes us special.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES KD and Dray have formed quite a bond since way back, when Green was part of the strategic recruiting process to bring Durant to the Bay Area from Oklahoma City before last season.They’ve had a few heated moments, too, and both say they are better for it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAnd there’s no official count — that has been shared, anyway — on who owes who what for losing those friendly wagers.“Yeah, I’m not in those bets,” teammate Shaun Livingston said. “It could be a shot to start the practice, in the corner, anything. It doesn’t matter. Wherever. They just walk up to each other all the time, ‘Bet, bet it, bet it.’” MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Golden State seemed to build from those moments, and the defending NBA champs withstood Durant’s absence for 19 games shortly thereafter because of a knee injury.Livingston is the guy who stood between them that night in the Golden 1 Center, and notes, “They’re cut from the same cloth in a sense.”“It’s good to have that type of relationship, honestly, because when adversity strikes and things hit, they’re not afraid to say anything to each other,” Livingston said, “and you need that.”The Warriors’ emotional leader has been doing a bit of everything.After a recent outing, Green stole a look at his stat line and grinned.He certainly appreciated that performance: 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, a season-best five blocked shots, two steals and just one turnover in 31 impressive minutes.“I like a line like that,” he said. “It kind of shows that you did everything on the floor and not just one thing. I definitely enjoy having a stat line like that if it means anything.”It means plenty to the Warriors, who are still working to find a consistent flow this season. They have struggled at times to take care of the ball and handle the basic fundamentals.That’s also typical Green, who lately is also having games in which he catches defenses off guard by knocking down 3-pointers. His teammates love it all.“I knew he would make my job way easier and I knew I could help him,” Durant said. “I knew that his intensity was going to up the level of everybody on the floor, the way he approaches the game, his passion and love for the game. That stuff stood out more than anything. Obviously he’s quick for his position, he’s got long arms, he can shoot the 3, he can pass, he can rebound, but just his passion and love for the game that kind of shines bright, and it’s contagious.” View commentslast_img read more

‘Liberia Still Under Cyber Attack’

first_imgThe recent wave of cyber intrusion that hit Liberia in a bid to keep it disconnected from the global network is still continuing with hackers still sending massive volumes of artificial data to block internet links, a press statement from Lonestar Cell MTN said yesterday.As a result of these cyber activities internet connectivity is slow and in most cases intermittent. This has left many frustrated internet users in Liberia complaining about the services of telecommunications companies.Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has denied that the country’s internet access was interrupted by malicious cyber activities. “Monitoring systems on the nation’s internet exchange point, where domestic traffic joins the global network, showed no evidence that the link had been overwhelmed,” Jarsea Burphy, LTA spokesperson said in a statement.According to its statement, Lonestar Cell MTN, one of the country’s leading providers, is reporting repeated cyber-attacks in the form of Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) from hackers. It may be recalled that the company in a statement recently called on the government to investigate the cause of the attacks. “We are calling on the Government through its security apparatus to institute immediate investigation into the matter as these DDOS attacks amount to economic sabotage. We also call on the LTA to ensure that Liberia urgently joins Africa CERT, an organization that protects countries around Africa against cyber threats,” the release said.These DDOS attacks, the statement added, are undermining government’s revenue intake and denying Lonestar Cell MTN subscribers adequate services. The Government of Liberia needs to take the call made by Lonestar Cell MTN seriously as these attackers have the ability to spread their activities to businesses, including banks, and other government entities. Cyber-attacks are fast becoming a global issue, and must not be taken lightly in Liberia. The attacks on Liberia captured the pages of many anti-cyber sites and multiple international wires. The BBC reported recently that “Liberia has been repeatedly cut off from the internet by hackers targeting its only link to the global network. The attacks were the first to send overwhelming amounts of data from weakly protected devices, such as webcams and digital video recorders that had been enrolled into what is known as a botnet. A botnet variant called Mirai was identified by security firms as being the tool used to find and compromise the insecure devices. The source code for Mirai has been widely shared and many malicious hacker groups have used it to seek out vulnerable devices they can take over and use to mount what are known as Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks,” according to the press statement.The government needs to go beyond denial and ensure that these activities are curtailed as service providers and Liberians are still complaining of intermittent denial of internet services, the statement noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former GCCI President lashes back at Minister Gaskin

first_img– for telling Private Sector to stay out of politicsBusiness Minister Dominic Gaskin’s advice that the Private Sector should stay out of politics until elections time has been rebuffed, with a former Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President reminding him that politics is very much the Private Sector’s business.Addressing the second day of the Business Development Forum, former GCCI President Vishnu Doerga pointed out that the business community is, by virtue of paying its taxes, already involved in politics. At the same time, he noted the importance of the Private Sector ensuring it is in compliance with the laws.“We (the business community) understand that we’re all in politics,” he related. “Who funds all of this? It’s your taxpayers’ money that funds all of this, so that actually means that we’re all involved in politics…,” he contended.“Make sure that you comply; pay everything that you need to pay, so that you can actually open your mouth. If you don’t, that’s why the Minister said to stay quiet. Because if you’re not paying the levels, you shouldn’t be talking. But if you are, and you meet all your obligations, it is your responsibility to (have a) say,” Doerga charged.Business Minister Dominic GaskinHe cited an example wherein businesses would have to interact with regulatory agencies such as the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) due to the importance of ensuring they are selling and consuming products safely.“And is that politics? If it is where the money is coming from, and how we’re being taxed, and how it’s being used, then I’ll say yes, do get involved!” Doerga related.Stay outAt the opening of the forum on Friday, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin had advised the Private Sector to stay clear of politics until the time comes to fund the elections, and to place their focus on business.He was addressing the inaugural Business Development Forum hosted by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) at the Pegasus Hotel.The Minister managed to raise eyebrows at the launching with his pronouncement that he believes the business sector ought to stay out of politics until the election period, and should rather concentrate on what it does best.“I believe that the Private Sector should concentrate on business, and stay out of politics, at least until the election season comes around, when you can decide which parties you want to support or which candidates you want to fund, because funding is of course a very key component of the election campaigning process. But certainly, in the off season, you need to concentrate on business, and Government is supportive of that… let the Private Sector do what it does best: compete, comply and get compensated,” he said.He went on to say that, for far too long, Guyanese have been blaming bad politics in Guyana for bad business practices, as he compared Guyana to other countries.last_img read more