James Franco View Comments Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Sutton Foster’s Pilot Younger Picked Up for Series OrderTwo-time Tony winner Sutton Foster’s pilot, Younger, has been picked up by TV Land for a 12-episodes. According to Deadline, the show, from Sex and the City creator Darren Star will premiere this fall and also star Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor. The comedy features the Violet headliner as a New Jersey divorced single mother in her early 40s who kickstarts her career by passing herself off as a 20-something, landing a hot job at a New York City publishing company. Younger is based on the novel of the same name by Pamela Redmond Satran.Helen Mirren Eyeing Role Alongside All The Way’s Bryan CranstonOscar winner Helen Mirren may be teaming up with All the Way’s Bryan Cranston in the biopic Trumbo. According to Variety, Jay Roach is on board to helm the movie, which follows the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Tumbo.James Franco Lines Up First Post Broadway GigLooks like James Franco has his first job lined up after he’s finished his run in Of Mice and Men on Broadway. Deadline reports that the Oscar nominee will start filming the titular role in the movie Michael this summer, directed by Justin Kelly. Sutton Foster Bryan Cranston
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby’s life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady, both on-stage and off. In addition to Pergande (Billy Elliot tour) and Mueller (Flashdance—The Musical), the cast of Dirty Dancing will feature Doug Carpenter as Billy Kostecki, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman as Tito Suarez, Caralyn Kozlowski as Marjorie Houseman, Jesse Liebman as Neil Kellerman, Gary Lynch as Max Kellerman, Herman Petras as Mr. Schumacher, Emily Rice as Lisa Houseman, Mark Elliot Wilson as Dr. Jake Houseman and Jenny Winton as Penny Johnson. The creative team for Dirty Dancing includes scenic design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, costume design by Jennifer Irwin, sound design by Bobby Aitken, video and projection design by Jon Driscoll, hair design by Bernie Ardia, orchestrations by Conrad Helfrich and music direction by Alan Plado. The company also includes John Antony, Rachel Boone, Amanda Brantley, Jon Drake, Josh Drake, Sam Edgerly, Rashaan James, II, Joshua Keith, Alexandra Matteo, Kevin Munhall, Phoebe Pearl, Virginia Preston, Michael Thomas Pugliese, Jennlee Shallow and Nicole Spencer. You’re going to love them! Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller have been cast as Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman, respectively, in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage. The stage musical of the worldwide smash-hit film is set to begin performances August 26 in Washington, D.C. before continuing to cities across the country. Based on the 1987 film of the same name, Dirty Dancing features a book by Eleanor Bergstein, who also penned the screenplay for the film. The production will be directed by James Powell with choreography by Michele Lynch, based on the original choreography by Kate Champion. With unforgettable songs like “Hungry Eyes,” the Academy Award-winning “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life,” and classics like “Do You Love Me?,” Dirty Dancing is a pop culture icon. View Comments
Source: Office of the Speaker The House has passed the Renewable Energy and Green Jobs Bill, H.446, to promote in-state renewable energy development and create well-paying green jobs for Vermonters around the state. The bill will encourage community-scale renewable energy developments and expedite the delivery of $21 million in stimulus funds for green energy projects. It is estimated that 15-20 jobs will be created per megawatt of installation every year. The bill passed third reading by a 2-to-1 margin, 88-44. This bill is a great step in the right direction to building a clean, renewable, Vermont-based energy future and to bring well-paying jobs in the emerging green economy to our communities, said House Speaker Shap Smith. On the first day of the session, I said our focus would be on creating new and lasting economic opportunities for Vermonters now and laying the groundwork for a stronger, more vibrant state in the future. This bill accomplishes both of those goals. The House worked hard to craft a thoughtful bill that will deliver on new renewable energy development and green jobs for Vermonters, said House Natural Resources and Energy Chair Tony Klein, D-East Montpelier. Our bill not only talks the talk on renewable energy and green jobs, it walks the walk.The Renewable Energy and Green Jobs Bill will:Encourage community-scale renewable energy development like solar, methane, wind and hydroelectric generation, by giving developers certainty in the return they ll receive on their projects so they will invest in small Vermont projectsCreate 15 20 jobs in engineering, manufacturing, distribution, and installation per megawatt of installation every yearExpedite the delivery of $21 million in stimulus funds for green energy projects through the Clean Energy Development FundAligns state building codes with federal standards so we can receive stimulus funding for weatherizationCreates a pilot program that will allow Vermont s biggest businesses like IBM to invest in their own energy-saving measures
Sgt. Ríos: We talked, but there was not time for socialization. With 1st Cpl. Roblero I was coordinating the work in the “hot zone,” talking in combat terms. We would monitor the readings of the capsule in a computer: pressure, air and so forth. Additionally, we were constantly checking the other miners because they were somewhere else. See, the area where the Fénix 2 landed was the workshop space, so the miners where 250 meters (820 feet) below. We had to control them down there, going up and down. By Dialogo October 18, 2010 Everyone did a great job, but all that was done due to the presence of God because only He can allow such great work with humans. Many congratulations to all who participated but especially the Almighty our Lord Jesus for giving them the opportunity to all those miners and protect them until rescued. God bless you always! This is a real and true testament. All uniformed troops and especially I believe, like my Lieutenant Rios, that the mission has been carried out when the last man has been rescued, and the rescuer has fulfilled his duty.Bravo Zulu Navy rescue team, always on the front lines. Sgt. Ríos: Personally, I learned that there is nothing impossible for God. Professionally, learning that you can do this type of work 700 meters (2,296 feet) below the surface is priceless. Infosurhoy.com: While one miner was going up, what did you do? Sgt. Ríos: I had to check [each miner’s] pulse, blood pressure, heart rate, eardrums, lungs and breathing frequency. If one miner was not physically ready to make the lift, I was there to stabilize him and send another one up. But fortunately, nobody needed to be stabilized. All of them were in good health, some had some pre-existing conditions but they were not severe. It was very easy to work with them. Infosurhoy.com: What went through your mind when the door of the Fénix 2 was locked before sending you beneath the earth’s surface? Sgt. Ríos: I am a Christian man. I thanked God for all I had lived, for having the opportunity of being part [of the rescue]. I put my faith in God: I was praying as I descended. I thought about many things, including my family and the  miners’ families. But I was very focused, because while I was inside the Fénix we had to stop it twice, once because the door was jammed and also because of another glitch. The third time, they asked me if I was ready and I told them that I had been ready for a long time. Sgt. Ríos: Tremendous happiness. When all the miners were out and the rescue members were the only ones left inside the mine, we made jokes that they had turned off the lights and all that was left was the crane operator. Besides, being greeted by the President of your country is an honor. Infosurhoy.com: What was your task? Sgt. Ríos: I saw many faces, really. I don’t remember who I saw first, but I do remember that all were very effusive. Lots of hugs, lots of “Viva Chile,” lots of “Welcome, Sergeant.” There were also a lot of smiles. When I got down there, we were all very happy, we all hugged. Infosurhoy.com: What did you learn from this experience? Sgt. Ríos: About three weeks ago. I got a message asking me if I was willing to be part of the rescue team. I immediately said “yes.” I had no doubts that I had to be part of this, and from then on, all has been happiness. You become happy for participating in these kinds of assignments. Infosurhoy.com: Did you cry? Sgt. Ríos: No. Do you know when I felt very emotional? When the first miner, Florencio Ávalos, went up and his little boy and his wife were waiting for him at the surface. But I was there to work. I introduced myself to the miners, I told them what I was there for and said “Let’s get to work.” Infosurhoy.com: What did your wife say to you before you went down? Infosurhoy.com: When did you get to the mine? COPIAPÓ, Chile – Army Sgt. Roberto Ríos Seguel was watching the news with his wife Ivette in their hometown of Quilpué, in central Chile, when he learned about the 33 miners trapped inside the San José copper and gold mine in Copiapó. But little did he know he was going to be one of the rescue workers who would spend 25 hours beneath the surface helping lift each of the 33 workers to safety. Ríos, a 34-year-old who has experience as a military nurse, received training overseas on how to escape from confined places, tactical diving, and surviving in extreme conditions. Ríos, however, said he saw the culmination of his entire professional training when Florencio Ávalos emerged from the Fénix 2 capsule. “Now, I know about mines,” he said. In an exclusive interview with Infosurhoy.com, the father of Roberto Jr., 3, and 7-year-old twins Paz Alexandra and Elizabeth de los Ángeles, talks about his work, his life and his role in the unprecedented Oct.13 rescue. Sgt. Ríos: Ten days ago. From then on, we have been working on a special casing, similar to the one used on the first 50 meters (164 feet) of the shaft. With this casing, we tested the Fénix 1, we went up and down several times and we practiced. Even though we had headlights, my rescue partner 1st Cpl. Patricio Roblero and I trained in absolute darkness, thinking in the worst case scenario. If the lights went out, we were going to be ready. Infosurhoy.com: When did you know you were going to participate in the rescue? Sgt. Ríos: I told her to trust in God, to be calm and to make me calm. My daughters blessed me. When we spoke again, my wife told me she was very proud of me. “I was worried all this time,” she said. The girls were asking “At what time does daddy get out?” Infosurhoy.com: How did you feel while ascending inside the capsule after the rescue? Sgt. Ríos: It was 1st Cpl. Roblero’s idea. He suggested demonstrating the objective had been completed with something – and nothing is better than a flag. We wanted the world to see that with Luis Urzúa up there, the mission was indeed accomplished. If we got stuck down there, it didn’t matter. Infosurhoy.com: Who’s idea was having a flag with the words “Mission Accomplished, Chile”? Infosurhoy.com: Which miner did you see first?
Unai Emery still wants to sign another defender before the transfer window closes (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery admits Arsenal’s first choice defensive transfer targets were out of the club’s price range as he targets a move for David Luiz before the deadline passes.The Gunners missed out on Champions League qualification last season, largely as a consequence of their error-prone defence which shipped 51 goals in the Premier League and capitulated in the Europa League final gainst Chelsea.Emery sanctioned the club-record purchase of Nicolas Pepe earlier this month and has also added the likes of Dani Ceballos and Gabriel Martinelli to an already impressive array of attacking options.The Spaniard, however, has been frustrated in his attempts to add to Arsenal’s rearguard with Kieran Tierney, Daniele Rugani and Dayot Upamecano proving too expensive.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal are considering a deadline day move for Chelsea’s David Luiz (Picture: Getty)William Saliba has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne for the whole of the upcoming season, while Rob Holding is still unavailable as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury.Laurent Koscielny’s acrimonious departure was confirmed on Tuesday, leaving Emery short of numbers and scrambling to secure a cut-price move for Luiz who reportedly boycotted Chelsea’s training session on Wednesday.‘We want our supporters to be happy, to be the best team with the best players,’ Emery told Sky Sports.‘We tried to sign some important and expensive players for our defence, but we cannot do that and other second line players don’t make us really, really convinced to sign them.‘We have centre-backs, we also have one young one in Dino Mavropanos, with everyone speaking about him and how he can improve, and Rob Holding, but if we can in the last day we are going to try to sign another centre-back with the capacity to help us, so we can have a good balance with attacking and defending players.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Unai Emery speaks out on Arsenal’s defensive transfer targets amid David Luiz speculation Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Aug 2019 4:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement
NZ Herald 12 April 2017• Bob McCoskrie is national director of Family First NZ which is presenting a 20,000-signature petition against pornography to Parliament today.We need to look into pornography.That’s correct, you read it right. We need to look in to pornography not as consumers but as watchdogs for our children and our families. It’s time we examined the health effects and societal harms to both children and adults.But beware.Yesterday’s pornography is today’s mainstream media. Today’s pornography is much more graphic and often disturbing.In a symposium two years ago, Dr Gail Dines, professor of sociology from Wheelock College, Boston, said, “The porn you see within 15 seconds of typing “porn” into Google is cruel, abusive, violent and free. No credit card is needed to enter this world of sexual abuse ….“In porn, sex is not about making love. The feelings and emotions we normally associate with such an act – connection, empathy, tenderness, caring, affection – are missing. Now commonplace and pervasive throughout the Internet, these images are shaping the way a whole generation of boys thinks about and relates to sex, relationships, and intimacy.”Today’s pornography teaches boys to be users and it tries to persuade girls that they are to be used. It is contributing to what is termed as the hyper-sexualisation of teens. But we’ve been here before.It wasn’t that long ago smoking was considered harmless. When society finally started catching up with science the initial approach was to educate the individual and encourage them to stop smoking.As the evidence poured in that smoking was addictive and that significant harm was being done to both the smoker and non-smokers who sat nearby or lived in the same home or in the womb, we realised there was a public cost and looked to societal and governmental responses – taxes, health warnings, public awareness campaigns. non-smoking areas, education.As with those who promoted cigarette smoking, it’s always wise to “follow the money”. Most supporters of unfettered access to pornography have a vested interest. It’s a multi-billion-dollar industry.Dr Mary Anne Layden, director of the sexual trauma and psychopathology program at the University of Pennsylvania says, “The sexual exploitation industry is making money from pornographic websites on the Internet that hurt men, women and children. They make money by teaching our boys to think and act like psychopaths. They make money by turning our girls into victims. They are serving sexual junk food. They will not easily be convinced to stop. This Internet contamination cannot be neutralised on the individual level. This is a problem that must be confronted on the societal level.”Why is pornography use a public health issue? It’s so that the responsibility shifts from that of individuals alone to the public as a whole, to address social causes or influences, and to hold those who benefit from supplying pornography accountable for their impact on individuals and society.Youth with greater pornography exposure have been found more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour at a young ageWe’ve done the same with the obesity epidemic, treating it as a health issue. Just as many people consider food addiction and over consumption needing a societal response, it is time we looked at the research around the harms of pornography with the same objective eye.The most convincing argument against pornography is science. Society is catching up to the science that shows how harmful pornography consumption can be.Neuroscientist William Struthers wrote in 2009, “With repeated sexual acting out in the absence of a partner, a man will be bound and attached to the image and not a person.” In other words, men start preferring pixels to people.Parents on their own cannot protect their children. Even with the greatest intention and willpower, no longer can we hide pornographic magazines and images behind plastic wrap and out of sight of young minds. Thanks to the availability, affordability and anonymity of the internet and smartphones, young children are exposed to what used to be referred to as hard-core – but now mainstream – pornography at an alarming rate.Parents are crying out for help.Youth with greater pornography exposure have been found more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour at a young age, view women as sex objects and develop attitudes that support violence against women, believe “rape myths” – beliefs that justify or defend rape, have increasingly aggressive behavioural tendencies including increased interest in coercing partners into unwanted sex acts, and experience increased difficulty in developing intimate relationships with partners and decreased erectile function.Not exactly a picture of health, is it.Sex should never be allowed to be defined by people with commercial interests whose primary focus is to exploit such a significant human interaction for their own financial gain.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11836192
They were engaged in 2001 before getting married six months later. They had four daughters together. The oldest Natalia is 17 while Bianka is 3 years old and Capri just seven months. Kobe’s parents didn’t attend the wedding, partly because Kobe’s father was uncomfortable with Vanessa being Latino instead of African-American. In 2003, Kobe was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a Colorado hotel. Vanessa attended a news conference at Staples Center arena in Los Angeles and sat next to Kobe as he professed his love to her. “I love my wife with all my heart. She’s my backbone,” Kobe said from the podium. Kobe admitted in front of her to being unfaithful but denied sexual assault. The case was eventually dismissed after the accuser dropped the charges. – ‘Millions of people’ – Vanessa also thanked the millions of fans who have shown their support for the families involved. Vanessa Bryant spoke out Wednesday for the first time since her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna were killed in a horrific helicopter crash, saying the family is “completely devastated” by the tragedy. Vanessa, who married Kobe in 2001 when she was still a teenager, took to Instagram to communicate her grief but said she was at a loss for words. Vanessa Bryant, shown here in 2018 with Kobe Bryant, broke her silence, sharing her grief over losing her husband and 13-year-old daughter in a helicopter crash “We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri,” she wrote on her account. Her comments come three days after Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter died when the Sikorsky S-76 they were riding in slammed into a rugged hillside in thick fog in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles. The crash also killed seven others. The helicopter was headed to Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, where Gianna was scheduled to play a basketball tournament. – Not ‘enough words’ – “There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now,” said Vanessa, who also changed her Instagram picture to one of Kobe and Gianna embracing. “I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. “We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon.” In the wake of the tragedy, Vanessa said they are still trying to come to grips with the fact that they are gone. “I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them,” she added. “But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. “Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever.” Vanessa and Kobe Bryant met on the set of a video shoot for which she was modelling. She was 17 and a senior in high school at the time. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role Models7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Loading… Read Also: LeBron James posts another emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant “My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them,” she said. Vanessa signed off by expressing more thanks “for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me.” “We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality,” she added. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
*no passengers are allowed to occupy the portion above the machinery space up tothe aft most part ILOILOCity – The Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 33 here restrained the MaritimeIndustry Authority (MARINA) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) from enforcing anorder to roll up or remove the tarpaulin covers used by motorboats crossing theIloilo Strait. Anadvisory from MARINA officer in charge Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr. listedthe following conditions: “Allowingthe motor bancas to operate without the tarpaulin/canvass is prejudicial to thehealth of passengers,” stated Presiding Judge Ma. Therese Enriquez-Gaspar in anorder dated Nov. 4, 2019. *the tarpaulin / canvass shall be elevated to a maximum height of 1.80 metersfrom the uppermost part of the side shell and spread as much as possiblestraight horizontally Butthe prohibition did not sit well with motorboat passengers and operators. Itexposed them to the elements while crossing the Iloilo Strait such as thescorching heat of the sun and rain when there’s a downpour. *for motorboats with fixed shed, it shall be elevated to a height of 1.80 metersfrom the uppermost part of the side shell and spread up to the moulded breadth. At the Iloilo Ferry Terminal, a Guimaras-bound motorboat is preparing to leave the wharf. The rolled tarpaulin cover of this boat may now be unfurled again to protect passengers from the elements, following a court order. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN However,according to MARINA Western Visayas director Jose Venancio Vero Jr., theinstallation of canvas awnings / tarpaulins is subject of severalspecifications and conditions. *both sides (port and starboard) of the motorboat should have a minimum spacingin between post of 1.50 meters and minimum size of opening which is 1 meter x 1meter RTCBranch 33 issued the order 10 days after MARINA, on Oct. 25, decided to liftits prohibition on the use of canvas awnings / tarpaulins by motorboats. *the maximum allowable length of tarpaulin / canvass shall be 50 percent of theoverall length of the motorboat RTCBranch 33 issued the order in Civil Case No. 19-34392 for declaratory relief,mandatory injunction and prohibitory injunction with prayer for a temporaryrestraining order filed a several Guimaras residents led by Atty. Vicente DeAsis against MARINA and PCG. Followingthe tragic capsizing of three motorboats at the Iloilo Strait on Aug. 3 thatkilled 31 people, MARINA imposed several safety conditions contained in an Aug.13 memorandum, including the prohibition on the use of canvas awnings /tarpaulins that it said could cause motorboats to capsize if blown by strongwinds. Shethen set the preliminary conference for the pre-marking of exhibits on Dec. 6,2019 and the pre-trial conference on Jan. 23, 2020./PN *the angle of inclination should not be more than 15 degrees from the horizontalline *the maximum allowable width of tarpaulin / canvass shall be 80 percent of thebreadth of the motorboat Inordering MARINA and PCG to stop from enforcing the tarpaulin rollup/removalorder, RTC Branch 33 stated: “The trip from Iloilo (City) to Guimaras and viceversa takes 15 minutes to navigate in open sea. Without the canvass to coverthe motor bancas, the passengers are exposed to extreme heat and strong rain.” Inher Nov. 4 order, Judge Enriquez-Gaspar also denied for lack of merit MARINAand PCG’s motion for her inhibition from the case. The charge of partiality hadno factual support and mere suspicion was not enough, she stressed. “ThePresiding Judge is not even a resident of Guimaras nor is she a regularcommuter of Iloilo-Guimaras. She has absolutely no personal interest in theissues at hand. This Court can rightfully claim without a tinge of doubt andwithout fear or favor, that its order is based on a rational and logicalassessment of the circumstances prevailing in the case at bar,” JudgeEnriquez-Gaspar stressed. “Itis not highly improbable that when the motor bancas leaves the port, theweather is fine and sunny, but that in the middle of the trip rain may suddenlypour. It does not require much to understand that exposing the passengers tothis kind of condition will definitely imperil their health and consequentlycause undue financial burden on them if and when they are compelled to seekmedical treatment as a result thereof,” the order further read.
Mrs. Mary Elaine “Kay” (Reid) Rook, age 80, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on June 21, 1936, in West Ines (Kingston), Jamaica, the daughter of the late, Dennis James Reid and Olive Isabell (McLennan) Reid-Barnes. She was raised in Jamaica where she attended school. Kay was united in marriage on June 19, 1955, in White Plains, New York, to James Raymond “Jake” Rook. Kay and Jake shared nearly 59 years of marriage together until Jake passed away on January 29, 2014. Kay sold tupperware for several years and was later employed as a trimmer for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, from 1977 to November of 1999. She was employed on the assembly line for Richardson’s Industry in November of 1999. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana, the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary. Kay resided in New York from 1951 to 1958 and later moved to the Vevay community where she resided for several years. Kay enjoyed talking and socializing with her family and friends and making macrame chairs. Kay passed away at 10:30 am, Monday, June 19, 2017, at her daughters residence in Milton, Kentucky. Kay will be deeply missed by her sons: Dennis James Rook of Vevay, IN and Matthew Noel Rook and his wife: Kathy of Vevay, IN; her daughters: Wanda Marie Bickers and her husband: Charlie of Warsaw, KY, Angela May Graves and her husband: Larry of Milton, KY, Mary Elaine Rowlett and her husband: Robert of Milton, KY and Paula Jo Shields of Campbellburg, KY; her grandchildren: Jason, Christopher, Tyler, Aireal, Michael, Andrew and Joseph; her great-grandchildren: Adrianna, Kenneth and Sebastian; her several step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; her brother: Paul Anthony Reid of Summerfield, FL; her sister: Dorothy Esther Angela Williams of Miami, FL; her sisters-in-law: Helen Marie Nelson of Roswell, New Mexico and Betty Jo Gullion of Carrollton, GA and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Dennis James Reid and Olive Isabell (McLennan) Reid-Barnes; her husband: James Raymond “Jake” Rook, died January 29, 2014 and her sister: Beverly Jennifer Joy Hein.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 23, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Ron Lee and Rev. Howard Wade at the Switzerland Baptist Church, 307 Main Cross, Vevay, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Switzerland Baptist Church, 307 Main Cross, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.
However, earlier this week it had been suggested Solskjaer had reservations about taking the Cardiff job following controversial owner Tan’s numerous disputes with Mackay over recent months. Nevertheless, Dalman remained confident he could convince the 40-year-old to take over the reins with the promise of money to spend in the January transfer window and reassurances over the working structure at the club. Tan had not been scheduled to attend Wednesday’s game at the Emirates, but flew into London especially to try to push through the deal. And Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson hopes Solskjaer can bring a buzz to the club. He said: “We are working ever so hard to prove our point on the pitch and get respected in the Premier League as we want to be in this league. “I have heard he has done well with Molde in Norway. Hopefully he will bring something new, different and exciting into this club.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arrived at Cardiff City Stadium ahead of his expected presentation as Cardiff’s new manager. The former Manchester United striker and current Molde manager attended Wednesday’s defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the company of owner Vincent Tan and chairman Mehmet Dalman, and his appointment now appears to be imminent. Solskjaer has been Dalman’s number one choice to succeed Malky Mackay in the wake of the Scot’s sacking last Friday. Press Association
In contrast Snedeker had birdied the first, fifth, seventh and eighth to reach four under par, only to then bogey the 10th and double-bogey the 11th, where he three-putted from long range after his third shot came up just short of the green. That left compatriot Matt Kuchar in the lead on three under, the world number five having birdied the first, fifth and ninth to be out in 32. Former champion Graeme McDowell was one under par after recovering from a bogey on the fourth with an eagle on the fifth, the 2010 winner holing from 10 feet after a three-wood approach from 248 yards. The tee on the fifth had been brought forward by 48 yards and the course as a whole was playing 202 yards shorter than the maximum, although it still took nine holes for Rory McIlroy to find his first birdie of the day. Playing alongside his fellow Northern Irishman McDowell, McIlroy had missed from four feet on the second, a “turtleback” green which he had predicted would only be hit 20 per cent of the time this week. The former world number one then dropped shots on the sixth and seventh after failing to get up and down from sand, before holing from eight feet on the ninth. After almost four hours of play, a total of 17 players were under par, including teenage amateur Matt Fitzpatrick and Open champion Phil Mickelson, who were playing alongside Rose. Fitzpatrick, who won the US Amateur last year but will make his professional debut in the Irish Open next week, had carded three birdies and two bogeys on the back nine, while Mickelson collected two birdies and one bogey to also be out in 34. Mickelson has finished runner-up in the event six times, including to Rose 12 months ago, and needs to win to become just the sixth player in history to win all four major titles. While Brandt Snedeker raced to the turn in 31 – which could have been 30 had he not missed from five feet on the ninth – Rose covered the back nine in four over par to lie seven shots off the lead. Curtis Strange was the last man to successfully defend the title in 1989 and the former Ryder Cup captain’s place in the history books looked increasingly secure as Rose dropped shots on the 13th, 14th, 17th and 18th. Justin Rose discovered just why it has been 25 years since anyone won back-to-back US Open titles on Thursday, despite Pinehurst playing easier than expected for the early starters. Press Association
Joe Biden is scheduled to make his first visit to Florida as the Democratic nominee on Tuesday.He is set to speak at the roundtable discussion with veterans at 1:30 p.m. in Tampa before heading to Kissimmee for a Hispanic Heritage Month event at 6:30 p.m.Last week Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ visited Miami-Dade County.
— The NFL Players Association says 95 players are known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. That number is up from 72 in the union’s last report on July 10. On Monday, the NFLPA and the NFL reached agreement on COVID-19 testing as rookies begin reporting to training camps. Most veterans come in next week, though some players rehabbing injuries could report this week.— The International Tennis Federation plans to resume its lower-level World Tennis Tour the week of Aug. 17 and its junior and beach tennis tours two weeks later when the U.S. Open is scheduled to begin. All ITF tours have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body says it has not decided on return dates for the senior or wheelchair tours but neither will have tournaments take place before Aug. 31. The ITF also announced its COVID-19 protocols for its tournaments and players.— The PGA Tour Series-China season has been canceled. The China-based tour’s executive director says attempts to move the qualifying tournaments to other sites in Asia were not practical and restricted access into mainland China made it too difficult to stage tournaments in 2020. Greg Carlson says “staging a tour based in China with players from five different continents is just not feasible at this time.” The tour is owned by the PGA Tour and operates in partnership with the Chinese Golf Association. It started in 2014 and is open to all nationalities and attracts players mainly from Asia and the Pacific Rim.— The head of the Tokyo Olympics says the delayed games could not be held next year if conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic remain as they are. But Yoshiro Mori says he expects conditions to improve and is hopeful a COVID-19 vaccine will be developed soon. The postponed Olympics open a year from now on July 23, 2021. Organizers and the International Olympic Committee say they want to simplify the games to help reduce soaring costs. Officials cannot say now if fans will be permitted next year. Plans call for the full contingent of 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes to be competing.NHL-ISLANDERS-ARENA NAME July 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA returns with a new lookUNDATED (AP) — The NBA comes back Wednesday with a very different look. There’s no bench. The courtside broadcasters will not be courtside. Update on the latest sports The R&A announced Wednesday that AIG, a New York-based finance and insurance group, has extended its title sponsorship of the women’s major by two years through 2025.And now that the R&A is charge on running the event, it said its official title will be the AIG Women’s Open. It previously was called the Women’s British Open.The R&A began to pay closer attention to the branding of golf’s oldest championship several years ago with more prominent use of “The Open Championship,” while Americans such as Jack Nicklaus and players from a few other countries refer to it as the British Open to distinguish it from other national opens. The Open was first played in 1860.By any name, the sponsorship strengthens one of the LPGA Tour’s five majors. The Women’s Open is scheduled for next month at Royal Troon and will be the first women’s major held this year because the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down the LPGA Tour since February. It is to resume next week in Ohio.The Women’s British Open dates to 1976, but it did not become part of the LPGA Tour schedule until 1994, and it was not given status as a major until 2001. UBS Arena’s exterior and interior will pay homage to iconic New York landmarks, including Grand Central Terminal, Prospect Park Boathouse and the Park Avenue Armory.The Islanders have been splitting their games between Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. GOLF-WOMEN’S BRITISH OPENWomen’s British gets sponsorship extension, new brandingST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Women’s British Open is keeping its title sponsor and getting a slightly different name. Seating in the bench areas will be assigned, with folding chairs set up on three rows instead of the customary two and spaced out several feet from one another — instead of players sitting shoulder-to-shoulder as they have in the past. And across the center stripe, the words “Black Lives Matter” are painted onto the surface.The league’s marketing motto for the restart of the season at Walt Disney World is “Whole New Game,” and in many respects, that’s very true. The arenas that will be used for the exhibitions, the seeding games that start July 30 and then the playoffs that are scheduled for mid-August through mid-October set up much differently than usual — all with safety during a pandemic very much in mind.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— The Toronto Blue Jays will play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh if the state of Pennsylvania approves it. That’s according to two officials familiar with the matter, who tell The Associated Press that the agreement to share the stadium with the Pirates is pending state approval. Canada denied the Blue Jays’ request to play in Toronto because the regular-season schedule would require frequent travel back and forth from the United States, where COVID-19 cases are surging. Canada has flattened the epidemic curve.— Freddie Freeman is back and ready to anchor the Braves’ lineup after a scary battle with COVID-19 earlier in summer camp. The 30-year-old Freeman had career highs last season with 38 homers and 121 RBIs. The four-time All-Star hopes to lead Atlanta back to the top of the NL East for the third straight season. The Braves are just happy Freeman is healthy after he had a fever that got as high as 104.5 degrees early in his illness. His recovery will be closely watched because he had one of MLB’s more serious bouts with the virus. He’s one of several players to watch in the NL and AL East Divisions this season. UBS reaches 20-year deal for Islanders’ arena naming rightsNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have reached a 20-year naming rights deal for their new arena with wealth management service UBS.The facility on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack will be called UBS Arena at Belmont Park, and it is projected to open in time for the 2021-22 NHL season.A $1.5 billion project, it will also include surrounding redevelopment expected to generate some $25 billion in economic activity. The Islanders and UBS said Wednesday that 30% of construction contracting dollars are earmarked for state-certified minority- and female-owned businesses, with an additional 6% to service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses.UBS and Oak View Group, which is leading the arena project, plan for 30% of its permanent jobs to go to workers who live in the area at the eastern border of Long Island and the western border of the New York City borough of Queens. There also are plans for an additional $100 million investment in transit and infrastructure enhancements, including a newly constructed Long Island Rail Road station. Associated Press
The NFL draft is this weekend? I couldn’t care less.Nothing annoys me more in this world than hype. If it were up to me, the Super Bowl would be played the day after the AFC and NFC championship games. That would leave Sean Salisbury, Ron Jaworski and the gang only one night to over-hype one of the most consistent letdowns in American sports. Yet, they would still probably beat it into the ground.The discussion about the NFL draft begins as soon as the college football season ends, but it begins in earnest during the sports vacuum that is the month of February, when the cheese dip stains from Super Bowl parties have barely faded and Mel Kiper Jr. comes out of hiding to break down every possible draft-day scenario. Seriously. Every one of them. Twice.The hype the NFL draft receives every year is just another part of the invasiveness of the NFL into Americans’ daily lives. The NFL Network offers 24/7 coverage of the sport, while ESPN devotes large chunks of SportsCenter to NFL stories all year round — even at times when the players are thinking more about foosball then they are about football. NFL Live’s season is year-round, while the football season lasts only five months.Then comes draft day itself. This year, ESPN and ESPN2 will offer 11 hours of draft coverage on Saturday and seven hours on Sunday. That’s 18 hours of trying not to figure out the over-under on the number of tins of pomade in Kiper’s hair.To be fair, the draft offers sports fans ample material for debate. Online forums light up with talk of who teams should pick, who are the most overrated and underrated players in the draft, and who this year’s sleeper pick will be. The draft can affect a team for years to come. That could be a good thing (1986 49ers) or a bad thing (1998 Chargers). The draft debate can start as early as midseason in the year before, and it lasts until every player taken in the draft has either proven his worth or has left the league. It’s endless.But the NFL draft and its blanket coverage are for sports geeks. The kinds of guys who log 20,000 posts in twelve different NFL forums are the ones who catch every pick of the draft so they can be the first to comment. Casual fans may have the draft on in the background while they do their Saturday chores, but they will only do so to find out who their team picked in the first few rounds.But watching the NFL draft or any of the coverage is pointless. To most fans, it only matters who their teams pick, and they can find that out in the Sunday paper or by quickly checking online. Analyses be damned. The fans will see how the picks pan out in September.Besides being pointless, the NFL draft is also tremendously boring. Waiting to see if Matt Millen will draft another wide receiver in the first round is only slightly more exciting than waiting to see if your lunch date is going to go with the Italian sub again or shake it up and opt for roast beef and ham. In the end, it doesn’t really matter. You won’t even get to eat the sandwich.How many times have you flipped on ESPN Classic to see slow motion replays of Paul Tagliabue handing a Dolphins hat to a draftee with the NFL films voiceover guy talking in the background about Tagliabue’s mastery of his trade? None. That kind of DVD is only available at flea markets in Gary, Ind.With the NHL and NBA playoffs heating up, and baseball season in full swing, few things could really matter less right now than the NFL draft. Yes, a team’s future hangs in the balance. Yes, it could be the difference between watching your team in the Super Bowl and giving up on your team before Week 7. But if I have to hear someone talk about a player’s “upside” or about the Cleveland Browns’ “war room,” one more time, I will go Tonya Harding all over that person.Do you remember Ryan Leaf or Akili Smith? Of course you do, because sports commentators and columnists can’t wait to break out their Top 10 Draft Busts the week before the actual draft, saving them enough time and effort from doing a real news story to get in an extra round of golf that day. Their only hope is that they won’t have to change the list, making next year’s story that much easier to write.NFL draft coverage is the epitome of the National Football League’s delusion of self-importance. Pretending people actually care enough about the draft to mindlessly watch it for 18 hours assumes the worst about Americans. It also assumes NFL football is worthy of exhaustive year-round coverage.No sport is worth that. Not even football.So get outside this weekend. Get updates from your loser friend who is actually watching the draft at home. Fly a kite. Play football with friends.Or better yet, go fishing like Joe Thomas.Robert Panger is a senior majoring in journalism. If you would like to make plans to do anything other than watch the NFL draft with him for Saturday, he can be reached at email@example.com.
Black Meteors defender, Gideon Mensah, has joined Belgian side, Zulte Waregem, on loan from Red Bull Salzburg.The deal was announced on Thursday after the two clubs worked out all the necessary details.The loan move is the second for Mensah as he spent part of last season at Sturm Graz where he made 15 appearances.Waregem held off purported interest from Celtic who have been on the market for left back after they lost Kieran Tierney to Arsenal.Graz’s next game in the Austrian Bundesliga is against Rheindorf Altach but it unclear if Mensah will be part of the team for that tie.