first_img5 6 14 24% Win% 1st $793,508 Richard Mandella29 57% Richard Baltas76 12 Flavien Prat129 29 5 2 6 11 4 42% 14 8 Steve Knapp3 Doug O’Neill105 Assael Espinoza76 $1,538,658 15 15 46% Agapito Delgadillo39 16% 17 $727,145 5 1 8 Jerry Hollendorfer63 Aaron Gryder36 $791,067 40% 45% 39% $141,198 $751,699 15 Drayden Van Dyke92 $833,819 6 11 Money Won 7 17% 25 5 William E. Morey42 9 19% $227,305 30% $766,950 (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 9) 11 2nd 24 $1,063,834 56% 42% $121,378 9 ‘PARADISE’ NOT LOST, RETURNS FOR SHIRREFFSFIRSTS ALL AROUND AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAYSINGLE TICKET JACKPOT IS STILL UP FOR GRABSPARADISE WOODS DEBUTS FOR SHIRREFFS IN SANTA MONICAMultiple Grade I winner Paradise Woods is scheduled to make her first start under the direction of trainer John Shirreffs in this Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs.It would mark the first race in seven months for the five-year-old daughter of Union Rags formerly trained by Richard Mandella.“She’s been breezing very nicely,” Shirreffs said, alluding to two of her most recent drills being the fastest of the day at the distance of six furlongs, a 1:11.60 move from the gate on Jan. 26 followed by a 1:10.80 recorded on Friday.“I’m just hoping for good weather,” added Shirreffs, who has had Paradise Woods in his care since December. Joel Rosario, who has expressed keen satisfaction working her, rides her for the first time competitively.Flavien Prat, who had ridden Paradise Woods in all of her previous 11 races, will be at Laurel Park Saturday to ride Spiced Perfection for Peter Miller in the Barbara Fritchie Stakes.“Getting a horse like Paradise Woods certainly picks your head up a little bit,” Shirreffs said, laughing. “It puts a little bounce in your step. At the barn she’s very well behaved, but like a lot of good race horses, when they see the track, they take it up a notch.”As the trainer of super mare Zenyatta, John Shirreffs would know.Working on a fast main track Sunday for possible Santa Monica starts were a trio of Bob Baffert runners–Dream Tree, Emboldened and Marley’s Freedom. The latter two went five furlongs in company and were clocked in identical bullet times of 58.80. Dream Tree, working solo, also received a bullet for a six furlong move in 1:11.60.FIRSTS ALL AROUND AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAYMulti-cultural firsts were the order of the day Saturday at Santa Anita. Posting their first victories at The Great Race Place were jockeys Andrea Atzeni, Jean Diaz Jr. and Shane Foley.The 27-year-old Atzeni, a native of the Mediterranean island Sardinia, won the Grade III Thunder Road Stakes for trainer Simon Callaghan on True Valour at a $25 win payoff; 18-year-old apprentice Diaz from Puerto Rico took the sixth race aboard Hero For Hire ($26) trained by Jeff Bonde; and the 30-year-old Foley, a native of Ireland, posted a $34.40 upset with John Sadler trainee Platinum Warrior in the Grade III San Marcos Stakes.“It felt so good to win here, especially this soon,” said Diaz, whose father, 41-year-old Puerto Rican riding great Juan, and mother, Amarilis, were on hand to see Jean record his landmark triumph on only his third mount here.“They both took the redeye back to Puerto Rico last night,” said Jean (pronounced John). “My father rides in six races at Hipodromo Camarero Race Track there today.”Saturday was a first for Callaghan as well. In addition to True Valour, the native of England who turns 39 on March 7, also saddled odds-on favorite Bellafina to win the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes. “That’s the first time I won two stakes on the same day,” Callaghan said.SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT REMAINS UNSOLVEDWith just one exception, double digit payoffs were the order of the day Saturday in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot, with the result being there were two consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $56,382.As has been the case now for three consecutive days, there were three “live” horses in the 11th and final race, but all three, #8 Lucky Lately (8-1), #1 Lucky Stepper (33-1) and #4 Tip Top Gal (64-1) fell far short, finishing fourth, ninth and 12th, respectively.With $211,098 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Jackpot pool was $275,617, which has helped to create a Rainbow Pick Six carryover into Sunday of $112,846.50.Approximate post time for race four, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is 2:02 p.m. PT. 15 8 Mike Smith51 $341,082 $751,699 13% ITM% 5 17% 46% 32% 5 $262,365 17 Heriberto Figueroa126 14 10 49% 9 3 Peter Miller72 8 26 8 7 1 13 7 TrainerMts 8 19 Rafael Bejarano98 40% 16 36% 35% 19 31% 17% 2 57% 4 45% 13% 5 7 $163,974 16 4 10% 19% 9 6 19% Martin Pedroza46 Mark Glatt42 4 7 11% 3rd 48% 6 60% 2nd 26% 49% Simon Callaghan23center_img Bob Baffert50 14% 19 19 $400,359 28% 55% $868,249 8 4 $580,420 3 14 41% LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Today’s workers include two horses possible for the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 16 and three Triple Crown nominated horses:Royal Insider (Outside) & Union Station (Possible El Camino Real Derby)-Harty Kingly (Outside) in company with Green Fleet (Both Triple Crown Nominated)-Baffert Roadster works 5 furlongs(Triple Crown Nominated)-BaffertEmboldened (Outside) in company with Marley’s Freedom-BaffertDream Tree working 6 furlongs-BaffertShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and OhioShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and VibranceShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and AxelrodQuick Questions With Trainer Mathew ChewA Day in the Life With Farrier Wes ChampagneSonneteer (outside) in company with Knight’s Cross (3yo) – Desormeaux 2/09/2019American Camp (3yo – outside) in company with Surfside Sunset – Hess, Jr. 2/09/2019FINISH LINES: Mario Gutierrez has been the go-to rider for owner J. Paul Reddam ever since he won the 2012 Kentucky Derby on Reddam’s I’ll Have Another trained by Doug O’Neill, so when the jockey recently changed agents from Tom Knust to Matt Nakatani, Reddam’s blessing understandably was in order. “The first person Mario contacted was Paul,” Nakatani said. “Paul is Mario’s number one man and been a loyal supporter of Mario for quite some time now. Without Paul’s backing Mario wouldn’t be where he is today. The change was kind of slow developing but Paul supported Mario. Mario wants to be a top flight rider here and has certain goals he wants to achieve. Sometimes a change is good and we’ll work very hard to get back into the top 10.” . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, presenting live racing again Thursday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. The track will be open for simulcast racing Wednesday with free general admission and parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. 56% 12 12 13 10 Win% 10% John Sadler52 14 Tyler Baze139 16% 43% 62% $151,924 11 5 Geovanni Franco122 9 $984,443 $812,435 4 5 12 $618,842 7 18% 16 16 J Keith Desormeaux37 13% $475,164 9 24% 10 5 Joseph Talamo91 12 13% $422,894 13% Jeff Mullins35 $617,074 61% 42% Ruben Fuentes62 16% 19% 1st 2 $286,921 48% 31% $168,542 17% 10 42% 20% $299,932 Philip D’ Amato61 Vladimir Cerin31 21% $806,008 57% $251,358 Joel Rosario140 25 Tiago Pereira92 65% 7 48% Edwin Maldonado44 $371,622 1 Brian Koriner21 14% 1 $236,944 $830,396 9 3 28% 9 3rd ITM% Peter Eurton31 7 5 Eric Kruljac13 18 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS $344,624 6 47% William Spawr16 Money Won 17% 13% 2 4 38% 27 5 22% Kent Desormeaux62 $135,878 24% 5 1 8 $1,962,641 16% 9 8 15% 0 JockeyMts 38% 11 20last_img read more

Creamline tabs title berth; Motolite alive

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alyssa Valdez spearheaded the Cool Smashers attack with a series of hits and Jema Galanza, Michelle Gumabao, Pau Soriano, Risa Sato and playmaker Jia Morado also chipped in to help finish off the Angels, 2-0, and put the team on track for another crown.Valdez, the leading MVP candidate, and the rest of Creamline take a break today as BanKo-Perlas and Ateneo-Motolite slug it out in sudden death for the other championship seat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGame time is at 2 p.m.Earlier, Motolite-Ateneo finally beat BanKo-Perlas, 25-21, 25-20, 26-24, to force sudden death. Creamline put away PetroGazz, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-13, to nail the first finals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img 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 Strong start needed as Azkals open semis vs Vietnamese Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In a game they could not afford to lose, the young Lady Eagles blew two match points but pulled through on a BanKo miscue and Bea de Leon’s resounding block off Dzi Gervacio as they finally put one over their veteran rivals, who swept them in three meetings this conference.“It’s time for mental toughness and you have to be perfectly brave,” said coach Oliver Almadro reminded his wards after BanKo forced a tie at 24 in the third frame.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Man United transfer news: Hummels, Strootman, Schneiderlin to arrive in £150m spree?

first_img 5 5 Morgan Schneiderlin: France international the perfect long-term heir to Michael Carrick? – The Frenchman is strongly linked with a move to North London with Arsenal and Tottenham interested in the midfielder. However, following Southampton’s 1-0 victory at Old Trafford last week and Schneiderlin’s impressive performance in that game – as well as throughout the season – Van Gaal is thought to be a keen admirer. Schneiderlin has previously stated he is willing to see out the season at St Mary’s and break into the top four with the Saints, but the advances of Van Gaal and United could prove too much if an offer did materialise. Mats Hummels: German star to resolve United’s defensive problems? Click the arrow above, right, for more players linked with a move to Manchester United… – The German World Cup winner was linked with a move away from the Bundesliga club in the summer prompting Jurgen Klopp to name the centre-back as his club captain. However, Hummels is thought to be Van Gaal’s top defensive target and he recently came out and admitted he does not see himself staying at Dortmund for the rest of his career and could be open to a move abroad at some stage. A fee in the region of £40m has been mooted but given United’s defensive frailties, the Red Devils would be willing to pursue the German and shore up at the back. 5 Nathaniel Clyne: England international to blossom in Manchester? – The England international has been one of the most impressive players for Southampton in their phenomenal start to the season. United are in the market for a right-back/wing-back with Rafael blighted by injury, while Antonio Valencia is considered more a squad player then regular starter. The Saints would be reluctant to sell as they challenge for Champions League qualification but a big offer and move to Old Trafford could be too hard to turn down for Clyne. Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is set to be given the go-ahead to launch another spending spree to consolidate a place in the top four and challenge for the title next season.The Dutchmen spent over £150m during last summer’s transfer window – including the British transfer signing of Angel Di Maria – and is set to be given a similar amount to spent this calender year to complete his Old Trafford overhaul.Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman and Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels are thought to be top of Van Gaal’s targets, while Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne and Everton’s Seamus Coleman have been earmarked at right-back.Who will United sign? talkSPORT takes a look…This is how Manchester United could line-up 3-5-2 for the 2015/16 season:This is how Manchester United could line-up 4-4-2 diamond for the 2015/16 season:Click the arrow on the right to see the players in the frame for a move to Manchester and let us know who you would like to see arrive at Old Trafford by leaving a comment below… 5 5 Kevin Strootman: Dutch midfielder to bring ‘total football’ to Old Trafford? – The Dutchman has been linked with a move to United since last summer’s transfer window, and reports earlier this season suggested a deal had already been agreed to sign the midfielder. Strootman is known to be a favoured player of Louis Van Gaal and having played under him with the Dutch national squad, he’s accustomed to his tactics and methods of working. Roma are reluctant to sell but their chief executive was recently quoted as saying that if a club offered an astronomical sum, then the Italian side would consider selling. And given United’s financial muscle, there could be a bid either in January or at the end of the current campaign. Seamus Coleman: Irish full-back to make switch to Red Devils? – Alternatively, the Red Devils could move for the Everton’s Irish full-back if he becomes available in January. Everton have dismissed speculation linking Coleman with a move, but the 20-time champions could be tempted with a £20m bid. Coleman impressed last season, and was arguably the best right-back in the Premier League. He has stuttered this season as the Toffees struggle domestically, but at just 26, the Irishman still has his best years ahead of him.last_img read more

Chelsea and Real Madrid target proves his worth with this stunning goal

first_img1 Fredy Guarin is a wanted man according to his agent According to his agent, Fredy Guarin is a wanted man, with Chelsea and Real Madrid named as just two of the teams to miss out on the Colombian over the past year.In a recent interview Marcelo Ferreyra revealed that Inter Milan had rejected moves from the European duo for his client, although it will be increasingly hard for them to hold onto him when he scored goals like this.In a 4-1 victory over Atalanta on Sunday, Guarin played a huge role, earning a penalty for his side and scoring twice – including this beauty – to ease the pressure on boss Roberto Mancini.Guarin has been criticised in recent seasons as a player with bags of potential, but little in the way of a final product, but he looks like he may be finally blossoming into some player.last_img read more

A ‘House’ comes to life

first_img Tales of dolls made from corn cobs, bears in the woods and life on the frontier would hardly have anything in common with Saturday’s suburban crowd of miniskirts and Ugg boots, except that they are all young girls finding their way through life like Laura Ingalls Wilder did in her books. And there lies the connection. Eight-year-old Kristy Ewing said she could relate to the pioneer girl because they both played outside and ran around barefoot. She’s read all five books in the series. The Santa Clarita girl came to the event with her grandmother Venita Ewing, who was a fan of the TV show that first aired in the 1970s and starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls Wilder. The day brought many pairings like that. Mothers, grandmothers, aunts and older cousins, all who knew of Half-Pint and then passed on their love for her to others in the family. When Kerri McGuff’s niece Hailey Yacovone was old enough, she shared Wilder’s books with her, and together they watched the TV series on DVD. The stories are still dear to the 24-year-old McGuff. “Life was harder then but more simple at the same time,” she said. Sue Doyle, (6610257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The elementary school girls had many questions for the writer, re-enacted by living history actress Judith Helton at the Valencia Library. What happened in the second book when they made a well and detected gas? What did money look like then? Did Mr. Edwards really spit? Dressed in a pale, calico bonnet and matching sundress, Helton replied, adding stories to each of her answers that the girls, most of whom have read the entire series, pondered closely for accuracy. “They know everything,” Helton said. “Often they’re reading the books in school, and sometimes they mouth the words as I speak.” Black-and-white photos of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family were displayed on both sides of Helton as she brought the room of about 75 back in time by recounting stories from the series. VALENCIA – It was five minutes until the show began and there wasn’t an empty seat. And still they came. Young girls with books in hand standing at the back of the room, squeezing onto benches filled with others, anywhere there was room. It could have been a peculiar sight for any library on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon, but then again this was no ordinary crowd filing in. They were fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder – the pioneer woman from the Midwest who wrote a series of books about growing up on the frontier in the late 1800s and was portrayed in the TV show “Little House on the Prairie.” last_img read more

Toyota ads tout influence in U.S.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Our intent is to raise awareness of our growing U.S. presence,” said Patricia Pineda, group vice president for corporate communications of Toyota Motor North America. “Our research tells us that consumers want to learn more about Toyota’s U.S. presence.” She said Toyota highlights its U.S. investments and “level of commitment” to the country in a campaign that began last month and also includes local radio spots and airport advertising. Toyota has led the way for Asian automakers that have steadily increased U.S. sales, and Toyota now has about 13 percent of U.S. vehicle sales. While GM and Ford Motor Co. are facing major restructuring with plant closings and job cuts, Toyota says it wants to expand car production in the United States, such as recently announced plans to make up to 100,000 Camrys a year at a Subaru plant in Lafayette, Ind. Toyota’s message is generally warmly received in Kentucky, where it’s provided a major economic boost to the state and employs 7,000 workers at its Georgetown plant alone. “I think most people, particularly in this area, like Toyota a lot,” said Kenneth Troske, who heads the University of Kentucky’s Center for Business and Economic Research. “They bring a lot of things to the community.” CINCINNATI – For years the saying went, what’s good for General Motors is good for America. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. has a new promotional campaign that says it’s good for America, too. Billboards along highways in areas of the country such as the Cincinnati-northern Kentucky region, where Toyota employs some 8,800 people, tout the U.S. economic impacts of the company, which is on its way to passing GM as the world’s largest automaker. The messages highlight numbers, such as 13 – “Donuts in a baker’s dozen; Toyota’s U.S. investment, in billions,” and 386,000 – “Kilometers to the moon; U.S. jobs created by Toyota.” The billboards are in some two dozen U.S. markets where Toyota has factories or supplier operations, from Fremont, Calif., where Toyota partners with GM at an auto-makingHuntsville, Ala., where Toyota makes engines. But the billboards can be irritating to U.S. workers with an uncertain future. “We’re not real happy about it,” said Tony Currington, vice president of United Auto Workers Local 696, with members facing possible closure of a Dayton brake plant by Delphi Corp., largest auto parts supplier for GM, its former parent. “As a result of us losing market share to the foreign imports, we’re losing American jobs. It just hurts our economy here,” Currington said, adding that the UAW has been weakened by Toyota’s mostly nonunion operations. “It’s not the Japanese who are causing the market share decline,” said Bruce Belzowski, an auto analyst at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. “It’s Americans buying the Japanese vehicles.” GM was the U.S. market share leader in March sales with about 24 percent, according to Ward’s AutoInfoBank. Ford was second at about 19 percent, but Toyota and Chrysler each had about 14 percent. For all of 2005, GM lost 1.3 percent and Ford lost 1.1 percent of market share, compared with the previous year, while Chrysler gained one-half percent and Toyota jumped to 13.3 percent from 12.2 percent in 2004.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Tuesday, July 4

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy for the best bits of Tuesday’s Sports Bar show.On today’s show, the boys react to reports Wayne Rooney is set to return to  Everton, reflect on Rangers’ humiliating Europa League exit at the hands of the fourth best team in Luxembourg, and there’s another Love Love Love feature!Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img

Getting tough on immigration, Bush offers to build a wall

first_imgBorder wars: Not only has President George W. Bush promised to strengthen our Mexican borders, but he’s considering placing a wall around Washington. “Yeah, sure, Mexicans are sneaking into California and Texas,” acknowledged a White House spokesman. “But we’re far more concerned with debate on the Iraqi war sneaking into Washington.” McARF’S: This past week, pet-food spokesman Dick Van Patten introduced Eatables, human-quality meals adjusted for doggie digestive tracts. “Someone finally tasted the pet food that many of the poor and elderly are forced to eat and it wasn’t bad,” said the actor turned high-end pet-food huckster. “Not only will dog food be a tastier staple for the poor and elderly, but now they’ll have to pay more for it.” Pilfering history: The star of Gregory Peck was stolen from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where it had honored the legendary actor for more than four decades. “We’re going to have to start posting guards around these stars,” said honorary Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant, “except, of course, for David Spade’s.” Tsk-tsk: In his first week in court, Saddam Hussein objected to his horrid treatment in prison and being forced to climb four floors. “I never asked one of the Iraqi citizens, whose legs I had ordered cut off, to walk that far,” complained the accused torturer and murderer of thousands. “Where’s the fairness here?” In other legal indignity news, Ramsey Clark announced he will join the Hussein defense team. “I haven’t humiliated myself lately,” said the former U.S. attorney general, who last served as counsel to mass murderer and war criminal Slobodan Milosevic. “And that bin Laden fella has been refusing my calls.” What’s next, no more Jewish nuns? The Vatican released its directives against ordaining gays to the priesthood. “We’re not anti-gay,” said a non-gay cardinal. “It’s just the playing of all those Judy Garland CDs at the Vatican was driving the pope crazy.” No surprise here: Barbara Walters’ “Most Fascinating Person” of 2005 turned out to be the one we all figured … the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles. Right. When asked why she chose someone who would have been hard to place in the top 1,000 on most everyone else’s list, Walters admitted that, “with all the publicity surrounding my ridiculous fluff interviews, I wanted to see if anyone noticed that I really don’t care anymore.” Super old: The Rolling Stones have been announced as the entertainment for the 2006 Super Bowl. To prevent any potential embarrassment, the National Football League has asked for a 20-second TV delay in case one of the Stones passes away of old age during the performance. Say it ain’t so, Mike: The mother of two of Michael Jackson’s children has reportedly said that Jackson is not the biological father of their children, that the babies were conceived in a test tube. Jackson attorneys say that the tubes just stayed in the King of Pop’s bed overnight. “It wasn’t about sex,” said Jackson lawyer Will Billyamuch. The children’s mom agrees. “Nothing about making those babies had to do with sex.” Sharp fly plan: A new plan by the Transportation Security Administration would allow airline passengers to bring sharp objects in their carry-on bags because the items no longer pose the greatest threat to airline security. The ban on Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie continues. “Neither are sharp enough to fly,” said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. “Yet their threat to the public remains real.” Tree wars: The fight to kill or defend Christmas has grown serious as House Speaker Dennis Hastert presented legislation to rename the annual White House holiday tree a “Christmas tree.” Hastert turned down an attempted compromise by arbitrators who came up with “The Little After Thanksgiving Through Early January, When Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and We’re Sure a Couple More Holidays Fall Tree.” Until an agreement is reached, the White House will use “Tree-ee,” which, presidential spokesman Scott McClellan explained, “is both cute and makes it easier for the tree to come when it’s called.” Gay marriage hurting divorce rate: George Michael and Elton John announced plans to marry their longtime companions, while Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears are on the outs with their short-term hubbies. Straight as well as gay lawyers have joined legislators who are fighting to stop homosexual marriage bills from becoming federal law. “These same-sex nuptials threaten the very traditions that make America great,” said divorce attorney Johnnie McOvercharge. “Like divorce court.” Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Cheek’s Career High Leads Volleyball Over Indiana State

first_img Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Watch Live Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – It was a career-setting night for three Bulldogs who lead the Drake University volleyball team (15-6, 4-3 MVC) to its 15th victory of the season over visiting Indiana State (8-12, 1-7 MVC) Monday evening at the Knapp Center.Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) recorded her third straight double-double, racking up a career-high 23 kills and 14 digs on the night. Callan Holmes (Lorena, Texas) also recorded a double-double with a career-high 16 kills and 12 digs. Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) impressed again in Drake’s 5-1 rotation, gathering a career-high 53 assists in the four sets.The Bulldogs picked up a 25-13 first set win but fell to the Sycamores in the second set, 25-14. Drake bounced back for the victory with set scores of 25-18 and 25-19 in the final two sets.The Bulldogs registered 17 kills with a .457 hitting percentage in the first set for a 25-13 victory. Cheek and Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) lead the way with seven and five kills, respectively. Tubbs did so on just five attempts. The Bulldogs also had a 100 percent sideout percentage in that set.The Sycamores jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the second set, but the Bulldogs chipped away to pull within two, forcing Indiana State to take a timeout hanging on to a 12-10 lead over Drake. A 6-0 Sycamore run forced the Bulldogs to take another timeout trailing, 19-12. The Bulldogs would only score two more points in the set as they fell to the Sycamores, 25-14. Drake had 12 attacking errors to only 11 kills in the set.The Bulldogs came out swinging to take a 9-2 lead in the third set and never trailed in winning the set, 25-18. The Bulldogs bounced back from their hitting woes and registered 19 kills with a .278 hitting percentage in the third set.In the final set, the Sycamores got out to a 9-7 lead before Coach Darrin McBroom called a timeout. With the score knotted at 12, a kill from Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) gave Drake its first lead as the Bulldogs pulled away for the 25-19 set victory.Indiana State (8-12, 1-7 MVC) was led by senior Laura Gross who had 14 kills and 20 digs.The Bulldogs begin a stretch of three-straight road games as they head to Missouri State this Friday, Oct. 12 to take on the Lady Bears at 7 p.m. and follow that with a game at SIU on Saturday evening. Box Score (HTML) Preview at Missouri State 10/12/2018 – 7 p.m. Full Schedule Roster The Valley on ESPN3 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Haryana Minister yields to demands of girl students to upgrade school

first_imgRewari schoolgirls end week-long hunger strike after upgradation of their school Girls ‘harassed’ on way to school resort to hunger strike Accepting the demand of girl students to upgrade the high school in Gothra Tappa Dahina village in Rewari, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Wednesday announced that the admission process for the new classes would be initiated on Thursday.At a press conference in Chandigarh, Mr. Sharma said that the admission process for classes 11 and 12 to the school for the current session would be started with the appointment of a principal on Thursday. He, however, said that notification formalities might take a few more days.The Education Department Joint Secretary has also conveyed to Director, Secondary Education, in writing saying that the Haryana Governor has accorded the upgradation of the high school to senior secondary level with effect from session 2017-18. Mr. Chauhan said he was yet to receive any official communication on the announcement made by the Education Minister. He, however, added that the agitation would be called off if the admission process was initiated.  Thirteen girls from the village were on indefinite hunger strike for the past eight days seeking to upgrade their village school to senior secondary level. The girls alleged that the boys passed lewd comments at them and harassed them on their way to school in the neighbouring Kanwali village. Village Sarpanch Suresh Chauhan and sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav are also holding the hunger strike in support of the protesting girl students.Deputy Commissioner, Rewari, Yash Garg said that he would the government decision and was hopeful that the agitation would be called off.Also Readlast_img read more