Pelkey, Haydon, Brand, Lujan venture to Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament

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Governor Reynolds confirms she’ll sign executive order later this year on felon voting rights

first_imgOSAGE — Governor Reynolds confirmed today that she will later this summer sign an executive order to automatically restore felon voting rights in time for the general election.Black Lives Matter leaders met with Reynolds on Monday to discuss the possibility of an executive order since the legislature failed to pass a proposed constitutional amendment during the just concluded session.Reynolds says her goal is still to get that constitutional amendment on the ballot for voters to approve.  “I still am not going to give up on a permanent solution. I believe that’s the right thing to do, then it doesn’t matter who is sitting in the governor’s chair. It’s a permanent solution and I think that’s really important. I’m not going to give up on that, I’m going to continue to work on that.”Reynolds says her staff is working on the language of that executive order.  “We’re working on the language to see what that looks like, but hopefully it would mirror what we would put in a constitutional amendment so that we could be consistent in what we were trying to do. We’re working on that right now, sitting down with various groups, listening to what they think is important that is contained in that executive order. Then I have my legal team working on it.”Reynolds says the discussions have been good with Black Lives Matter leaders on the felon voting rights issue. “A little bumpy in the beginning but the discussions are getting better. That’s ok, it’s a process, and sometimes we have people that are new to the process so they don’t…and I don’t mean this in a bad way…but just not familiar with who can do what, how it’s implemented, how important it is to get it done right.”The Iowa House took bipartisan action last year on the proposed constitutional amendment but Senate Republicans balked at supporting it, saying there’s been concern about the message it would send to victims.last_img read more

Blacks still left outside the ropes in golf

first_imgTiger Woods (AP Photo/File)Jupiter, Fla – Recently I attended a PGA event called the Honda Classic. It is considered one of the top events on the tour that is not a “Major.” This year the tournament had a field that featured eight of the top 10 golfers in the world, including Tiger Woods. The great Jack Nicklaus was even in attendance, not to mention the estimated 250,000 fans who showed up for the four-day event. Perfect weather, great crowds and good golf until the final nine holes was what they came to see.There was one thing missing … no African Americans. Oh, there were the ones you normally see at Forest Park or Norwood Hills Country Club, who dress the part as they keep up with whatever Tiger is wearing this week. I learned long ago, no matter what you think and wear and how much you pay for it, golf is a sport where you cannot buy a game to go with your nice outfit, even Tiger’s.It has been 18 years since Tiger Woods came onto the scene for the game of golf. The sport was struggling with its identity, image and lack of a face for the game – until Tiger hit town. He opened the doors for a younger, less affluent audience, as well as people of color. Not just for people from the inner city, but for people all around the world, Tiger Woods was here to save the game.TV ratings went up, revenue went up, courses were being built at a rapid pace to accommodate the new participants and, yes, Black people were starting to pick up clubs and take up the sport. Some made the mistake of not taking lessons, but that is a story for another day. Millions of dollars have been poured into youth and minority golf programs, and never was there a greater race than to see who the next Tiger Woods would be.Well, after 18 years of searching, the results are in: absolutely no one.No other African American has won a PGA event since Tiger Woods made his debut. We have seen players from places like the Fiji Islands win, people who come from places that are hard to find on a big map; people from around the globe who have been inspired by Tiger Woods to play golf are winning tournaments. But there has not been an African American who has even made the cut in a PGA event. Surely you would think that after all the time, money and energy invested in such a project, there would be at least one, but that is not the case.To make matters even more concerning, it is hard to find a Black caddie on the tour. This was a job that Whites would have had nothing to do with years ago, as this was a way many Blacks learned how to play the game when the course was closed to patrons and members. That job is no longer to be had.Considering the fact that the money is so much better for the players, some caddies now make at least 10 percent of the winnings that week. Russell Henley won just over a million dollars for winning the Honda Classic last week. Simple math tells me that his caddie could have pocketed $100,000 dollars. Now you know why the Black caddie has almost gone the way of the dinosaur in some tour events.One thing is for sure, golf is a very challenging sport to play when it comes to making money. There are only 125 players on the tour who have qualified to play. Others are sent to what some would consider a golfer’s Devil’s Island, which is called “Q” school – a grueling series of golf rounds, where last man standing is the winner. Winning at “Q” school only affords you the opportunity to go out and play on the tour if there is a spot open. Making the cut to play for money on the weekend is the next near mission impossible.Cashing a check is next, provided you cash enough checks during the year where you are one of the top 125 money winners. If not, see you at “Q” school again. One can only compete at this for so long before other career options are considered.The fact that there are not enough African Americans inside the ropes at PGA events is concerning. While the game has grown among those who do not make a living at it, we are still short on names of who may be the next Tiger Woods. I say that only in color terms and not in skill, as there may not ever be a golfer who dominated the game like he has.I am not sure what the next step to remedy this problem should be. I am out of answers, as I have seen African Americans excel at virtually every other sport they have been introduced to on a fair basis.The golf industry has made millions off of African Americans since Tiger’s arrival, when it comes to merchandise and participation. The sport has also reinvested into that same community, and yet the wait continues to have more professional participation, be it as player, caddy or administrator. read more

Federer, wanting to “save break points” after the break

first_imgA statistic by which Federer is the third finest tennis participant on the circuit in the final calendar 12 months, as ATP statistics present. Federer has saved 70.7% of the break factors that he has had towards and solely two gunboats like the Canadian Milos Raonic, with 74.2% and the American John Isner, with 73.8% enhance him. Some percentages that Federer desires to exceed when the ATP circuit returns to regular subsequent July except there are new setbacks. Roger Federer continues to quarantine in Switzerland for the period of the tennis season’s halt due to the coronavirus. The Swiss, who already appears recovered from the knee operation he underwent in February, has already proven his good humor on these dates on social networks.The ATP launched the following query: “Immediately we ask you … What’s the truth of tennis that you’re trying ahead to the most when the season of the ATP Tour returns? “, to which Federer responded with an ironic “Save break factors”, subsequent to a disgust emoji.last_img read more

Murray’s double puts Dinthill in daCosta Cup final

first_img Murray, who came into the match on 25 goals on the season, showed his class and dragged his team back into the contest in the 43rd minute with a spectacular free kick. In the second half, it was end-to-end action. Manchester’s Duhaney Williams along with Ajay Chin and Jevaughn Bailey troubled the Dinthill defenders with their hard running all afternoon, but to no avail. Neither team was able to break the 1-1 tie even after the first period of extra time, but with two minutes remaining in the second period Murray, shrugged off his marker to slide the ball just under the advancing Manchester goalkeeper for the 2-1 victory. It was yet another sad end to an otherwise promising season for Donovan Duckie and his Manchester side, following their 4-1 drubbing in the Ben Francis KO final last week by St Elizabeth Technical. Western Bureau: Rodave Murray proved how devastatingly good he can be with a clinical double to fire Dinthill Technical into a first ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup final in more than three decades. Murray inspired the Anthony Patrick-coached Dinthill to a come-from-behind 2-1 win in yesterday’s semi-final at the Juici Field in Clarendon. They will meet either Ben Francis KO winners St Elizabeth Technical or Lennon High who meet today in the second semi-final set for 2:30 p.m. at the same venue. There were wild celebrations in muddy conditions for the Dinthill supporters after the final whistle was blown to signal the end of an enthralling match that swung back and forth between two evenly matched teams. In addition to his two goals Murray missed an eighth minute penalty. His effort from the penalty spot struck the upright and went out of play, with Manchester High’s goalkeeper Nicholas King well beaten. Dinthill appeared destined to pay for the miss when Manchester grabbed a 28th minute lead. Central midfielder Jarvis Mattis sent them in front with a well-taken free kick. The goal appeared to have stung Dinthill into lifting their level of play with Murray, Anthony Hewitt, Ramone Brown and Antone Rhule leading the charge with several dangerous attacks. Crucial goallast_img read more

Ben Simmons triple-double leads 76ers past Bulls

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sixers fans rose to their feet, erupted in cheers and chanted “Fultz! Fultz! Fultz!”Yes, a simple jumpshot from the top pick of the 2017 draft in the second game of the season was enough to get a rise out of the fans — and a sigh of relief from Fultz.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 Chriss“It makes me feel better for the whole crowd to feel as good as I want to,” Fultz said.The curious case of Fultz’s missing jumper continued against the Bulls when one of the more scrutinized players in the NBA managed to steal the spotlight from his more accomplished teammates with routine — yet highlight-reel worthy — baskets. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Fultz was 1 of 6 in 15 minutes in the first half and didn’t play again until late in the third and the Sixers leading by 88-68.“The challenge is to grow him and help us win the game,” Brown said. “There’s no book that tells you how to do that, so you’re going to have to figure some stuff out. There will be some pain along the way and some positives.”With or without Fultz, the 76ers had plenty of positives after an opening-night disaster in Boston.Simmons reached a triple-double with 2:34 left in the third, the 13th of his career and the first Sixer to ever get one in the home opener. Sixers fans chanted “Trust the Process!” when Embiid ended the third with free throws.Fultz proved a long-range ace again in the fourth — this time with a 3! He drained his first career 3-pointer for a 108-88 lead and the Philly fans that are firmly perched in his corner went wild and again chanted his name.The Sixers know that if they want to become legitimate Eastern Conference contenders, Fultz will have to become the star they envisioned when they drafted him.“I’m never afraid,” Fultz said. “I worked hard this summer. Tonight, I didn’t make a lot of them, but I’m going to keep shooting them. If I see an open shot, I’m going to go shoot it.”He didn’t even mind when Chicago’s defense sagged off him, daring him to take shots. The Bulls, not expected to win much in the East, scored a combined 35 points in the second and third quarters. Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 30 points in their season opener.“When we started missing shots, we stopped guarding and rebounding,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said.TIP-INS Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Bulls: G Kris Dunn missed the game for the birth of his son. … Bobby Portis had 20 points and 11 rebounds.76ers: Rapper Meek Mill sat courtside and rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell to start the game. … Embiid thanked the fans for coming and told them to “Trust the Process.”1ST Q & NO DEmbiid scored 12 points in the first 5 minutes of the game and neither team missed many looks in the first quarter. The Sixers made 11 of their first 14 shots and the Bulls started 14 of 19. The 76ers shot a whopping 70 percent in the quarter and still trailed the Bulls 41-38.UP NEXTBulls: Play home opener Saturday against Detroit.76ers: Host Orlando on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Until he gets his shot right, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will continue to lead the Sixers.Simmons had a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists and Embiid had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Chicago Bulls 127-108 on Thursday night.Fultz scored 12 points on 5 of 15 shooting, the most shots taken by a Sixer.“He shot it to mean it,” coach Brett Brown said. “He didn’t look afraid of anything. He missed the shots but they looked good.”Fultz is coming off a miserable rookie season that was shortened because of a right shoulder injury, a broken shot and busted confidence. Even his personal shooting coach said Fultz suffered from the “yips,” an assertion shot down on media day by the second-year guard. Fultz simply blamed his lost season on the injury. Brown tried to give Fultz a confidence boost by putting him in the starting lineup — yet has benched him for the start of the second half.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Blazers spoil James’ debut with 128-119 win over Lakers 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 Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, right of Australia, goes up for the shot with Chicago Bulls Zach LaVine, left, defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 127-108. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Markelle Fultz heard 20,000 Philadelphia 76ers fans exhort him to shoot each time he touched the ball, a roaring confidence boost for a No. 1 pick closer to a bust than brilliance.Fultz had the look he wanted in the second quarter. He dribbled to the foul line without a defender in his path, pulled up and uncorked a jumper. The ball rattled around the rim before it fluttered through the net.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

SHEA Charity benifits from Miss World Guyana contestant donation

first_imgDivya Yabindranauth is a “beauty with a purpose”. She represented Region One (Barima-Waini) in the 2016 Miss World Guyana competition; however, long after the pageant has ended, she continues to bring aid and attention to the people of this region.Divya Yabindranauth is a “beauty with a purpose”0808On September 16, 2016, Yabindranauth donated US$3800 to the SHEA Charity. The money was raised as part of her Beauty with a Purpose platform though an online crowd funding campaign, where she asked friends and family to donate. Yabindranauth also sold personal items such as clothes, shoes, accessories, games, etc. Additionally, she hosted a bake sales and fundraising dinner.SHEA’s Treasurer, Kemraj Narine, was present with the cheque at their annual fundraising dinner which was attended by Director of Miss World Guyana, Natasha Martindale. Upon receiving the cheque, the charity announced that part of the funds collected were allocated to the treatment and care of Carlos Domingo, a release from the Charity stated.Carlos Domingo of Whitewater Village, Barima-Waini, broke his arm when he was seven years old. Shortly after the incident, he received treatment for his injury and a metal rod was placed in his arm as part of the treatment; however, just days later, the rod became dislodged, puncturing his flesh and skin and caused an infection and severe pain. Because of the isolated location in which Carlos lives and limited financial resources, his family was unable to provide further care. So, he was left untreated for three years.Upon hearing of his plight, Yabindranauth visited Carlos and immediately alerted the charity about his condition. And, within a matter of days, arrangements were made for Carlos to be transported to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated to repair the damages to his arm. The charity covered all expenses.During her week-long visit to the region, Divya also met with families in crisis and she reported that some of the stories brought her to tears; she vowed to continue to work independently, as well as with the charity to continue to serve the people of Region One.Yabindranauth is a natural humanitarian and she is highly regarded by the SHEA Charity for her dedicated hard work. The charity also mentioned that Yabindranauth’s parents are vital members of the charity through volunteerisms.last_img read more

Congo hitman linked with West Brom and Stoke wants Premier League move

first_img West Brom and Stoke City target Dieumerci Mbokani 1 Lokomotiv Moscow are in pursuit of West Brom and Stoke City target Dieumerci Mbokani, who has his heart set on a move to England.The Russian capital club want a new striker and have identified DR Congo international Mbokani, who is on the books at Dynamo Kiev, as their primary transfer priority.Lokomotiv have already made preliminary enquiries and reports in Russia claim officials from the club will head to Ukraine soon to try to thrash out a deal with their Dynamo counterparts.Mbokani joined Dynamo from Anderlecht last summer and ended his maiden season in Kiev with 13 goals from 25 league matchesThe 28-year-old, who has previously spent time at Standard Liege, Monaco and Anderlecht, is keen on a move to the Premier League but admits he is more likely to end up in Turkey, Russia or Spain.“I really want to leave Kiev because it will be better for my family,” he is quoted as saying in Russian newspaper Izvestia.“This is due to political problems, as well as my desire to play in a stronger league. I think I’m ready to play in the Premier League, but now I only have contacts in Turkey, Russia and Spain.”last_img read more


first_imgToyota Corollas prepared by Paul Reid that will take part in this year Donegal Rally on show at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidANYONE who was in Letterkenny over the weekend couldn’t have missed them – as Toyotas of all vintages descended on the town for Toyota Fest.Enthusiasts from all over Donegal, Ireland and beyond were in town – many of them driving their own beloved Toyotas.Toyota Fest Ireland is a static Toyota Car Show displaying all things Toyota, Lexus & Daihatsu. Motors Columnist Brian McDaid is a man who loves cars – and went along with his camera for Donegal Daily.A beautiful rear wheel drive Starlet on show at the Toyota Fest this week.There is your bus. Guests at the Toyata Fest enjoying the view from the Showroom of Kelly’s at the Toyota Fest this week. Photo Brian McDaidThe beautiful “Works”Toyota Celica on show at the Toyota Fest this week. Photo Brian McDaidThe beautiful “Works” Toyota Celica on show at the Toyota Fest this week. Photo Brian McDaidDan Kelly one of the organisers at the Toyota Fest which was held at Kelly’s Toyota Garage in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidMelvyn, Luke and Graham Russell from Drumkeen with this 1982 Toyota Liteace pictured at the Toyota Fest. Photo Brian McDaidA original 1882 Toyota Liteace Van on show which belongs to Russell’s from Drumkeen. Photo Brian McDaidClassic Toyota’s from the sixties at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny.Frank , John, James and Fr. Eamon Kelly and Danny Burke at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidOriginal Toyota Corolla’s K30 on show at the Toyota Fest. Photo Brian McDaidMarkku Alén’s light-weight “Works” Toyota on show at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidMarkku Alén’s light-weight “Works” Toyota on show at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidThe beautiful “Works” Celica on show at the Toyota Fest this week. Photo Brian McDaidPICTURE SPECIAL: TOYOTA FEST AT KELLY’S TOYOTA was last modified: June 6th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Kelly’s Toyotaletterkennytoyota festlast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps have announce that following a positive response from supporters, the club will be continuing the Kids for a Quid promotion for the whole season.All Children u-12, who are accompanied by an Adult, can come along to the clubs home games at Finn Park this season for just €1 each!Harps Chairman Joey O’Leary said “We have had a great response from supporters to the family promotion so we are delighted to extend the offer for the whole season. The team are playing some very exciting football at the moment, so we are looking forward to seeing a lot of younger fans come to Finn Park to cheer on their local side.“ The Club would request that, if possible, supporters could arrive early for Friday nights game v Wexford Youths to avoid a bottleneck situation at turnstiles approaching kick-off time. KIDS ARE ‘QUIDS IN’ AT HARPS FOR REST OF SEASON was last modified: April 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsquidseasonlast_img read more