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September 16, 2020

Racing action in two venues

first_imgRacing today at the Curragh and Downpatrick with Curragh off at 2.20 and Downpatrick off at 2.35.last_img

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August 17, 2020

Lakers ticket prices skyrocket after LeBron James commits

first_img VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie This type of price inflation accompanies LeBron wherever he goes. When he was drafted in 2003 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, when he went to the Miami Heat in 2010, then back to Cleveland in 2014.The American Enterprise Institute documented the real-life economic impact of LeBron James in May of 2017. The study found that James’ impact raised business within a one-mile radius of the arena (both in Cleveland and Miami) by 13 percent, and raised employment by a staggering 23.5 percent.With the rise of LeBron’s arrival comes the decimation of his departure.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Follow the money, and the money will lead you to the best in the world – LeBron James.Sunday afternoon the NBA’s most coveted free agent reached a four-year, $153.3 million agreement with the Lakers.The economic boom James creates wherever he plays includes sold-out arenas, fully booked restaurants, and sky-rocketing ticket prices.How does James’ now calling Staples Center home affect ticket prices? Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever center_img ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell spoke to Cleveland ticket broker Mark Klang of Amazing Tickets, who anticipated that the tickets he held for next season would lose 60 percent of their value. Klang saw the same deflation the first time James left Cleveland for Miami.“I can’t see it being any different,” Klang told Rovell. “Basketball in the short term here will be worthless.”If a fan is looking to catch a glimpse of James in preseason form, those ticket prices have jumped too. According to Marissa Miller, SEO Coordinator of Vivid Seats, tickets for the preseason game, taking place Sept. 30 against the Denver Nuggets in San Diego tripled from $61 to $188.The NBA season schedule is expected to be released in mid-August. The 2018-19 season will begin in late October. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWithin 20 minutes of LeBron’s agreement, the lowest Lakers season ticket prices on StubHub went from $3,499 to $5,800 per seat.Without knowing the opponent on the Lakers’ opening night at home, StubHub has listed the game as “2018 Home Opener” with tickets starting at $450. By 8 p.m. Sunday night, StubHub’s minimum season ticket price moved again from $5,800 to $6,500. Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it last_img read more

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January 14, 2020

Zoegar, Quamie Appointed Minister and Deputy Minister at MYS

first_imgNewly appointed Minister of Youth and Sports Zoegar Wilson (L) and Deputy Minister for Sports G. Andy Quamie. Former Mighty Barrolle and national team goalkeeper Zoegar Wilson and G. Andy Quamie have been appointed Minister and Deputy Minister respectively at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.The two were appointed over the weekend by President George Weah.Wilson once served as Assistant Minister for Administration at the ministry during the administration of former President Charles Taylor.He had also served as Vice President for Technical Affairs for Mighty Barrolle Sports Association, President of the Trenton Chapter of Mighty Barrolle Sports Association in the United States, and currently serves as Vice President for International Affairs of Mighty Barrolle Sports Association.Wilson replaced former Minister Saah N’Tow. He will be assisted by newly appointed Deputy Minister of Sports Andy Quamie, who is replacing former Deputy Minister Henry Yonton.Quamie, among other positions, served as Match Commissioner and Inspector of the Confederation of African Football.He currently serves as an executive member of the Liberia Football Association. Since his appointment as match commissioner for CAF in 2012, he has commissioned several FIFA and CAF international matches.Others appointed at the Ministry of Youth and Sports included: Audrain R. Forbes-Smith, Deputy Minister for Administration; Famatta Brewer, Assistant Minister for Administration; and Millias Z. Sheriff, Assistant Minister for Technical and Vocational Education Training.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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January 11, 2020

House panel approves subpoenas for top Bush aides

first_img“The question they’ve got to ask themselves is, are you more interested in a political spectacle than getting the truth?” Snow said of the overture Tuesday that was relayed to Capitol Hill by White House counsel Fred Fielding. “There must be accountability,” countered subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sanchez, D-Calif. The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a vote Thursday on its own set of subpoenas, with Democrats complaining that the threat of force is the only way to get a straight answer from the White House. “The White House is in a bunker mentality – won’t listen, won’t change,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. “I believe there is even more to come out, and I think it’s our duty to bring it out.” WASHINGTON – A House panel approved today subpoenas for President Bush’s political adviser, Karl Rove and other top White House aides, setting up a constitutional showdown over the firings of eight federal prosecutors. By voice vote, the House Judiciary subcommittee on commercial and administrative law decided to compel the president’s top aides to testify publicly and under oath about their roles in the firings. The White House has refused to budge in the controversy, standing by embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and insisting that the firings were appropriate. White House spokesman Tony Snow said that in offering aides to talk to the committees privately, Bush had sought to avoid the “media spectacle” that would result from public hearings with Rove and others at the witness table. The House subcommittee Wednesday approved, but has not issued, subpoenas for Rove, former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, their deputies and Kyle Sampson, Gonzales’ chief of staff, who resigned over the uproar last week. The panel also voted to compel the production of documents related to the firings from those officials and Gonzales, Fielding and White House chief of staff Joshua Bolton. Fielding a day earlier refused to provide Congress internal White House communications on the subject. The full Judiciary Committee would authorize the subpoenas if Chairman John Conyers of Michigan chose to do so. Authorizing the subpoenas “does provide this body the leverage needed to negotiate from a position of strength,” said Rep. William Delahunt, D-Mass. Republicans called the authorization premature, though some GOP members said they would consider voting to approve the subpoenas if Conyers promises to issue them only if he has evidence of wrongdoing. Conyers agreed. “This (authority) will not be used in a way that will make you regret your vote.” Several Republicans said, “No” during the voice vote, but no roll call was taken. For his part, Bush remained resolute. Would he fight Democrats in court to protect his aides against congressional subpoenas? “Absolutely,” Bush declared. Bush said Tuesday he worried that allowing testimony under oath would set a precedent on the separation of powers that would harm the presidency as an institution. If neither side blinks, the dispute could end up in court – ultimately the Supreme Court – in a politically messy development that would prolong what Bush called the “public spectacle” of the Justice Department’s firings, and public trashings, of the eight U.S. attorneys. Bush defended Gonzales against demands from congressional Democrats and a handful of Republicans that Gonzales resign. “He’s got support with me,” Bush said. “I support the attorney general.” Democrats say the prosecutors’ dismissals were politically motivated. Gonzales initially had asserted the firings were performance-related, not based on political considerations. But e-mails released earlier this month between the Justice Department and the White House contradicted that assertion and led to a public apology from Gonzales over the handling of the matter. The e-mails showed that Rove, as early as Jan. 6, 2005, questioned whether the U.S. attorneys should all be replaced at the start of Bush’s second term, and to some degree worked with Miers and Sampson to get some prosecutors dismissed.last_img read more

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December 24, 2019

Fischer Wins MVC 5,000m Title In Dominating Fashion

first_imgMVC ChampionshipCedar Falls, Iowa – UNI DomeFeb. 25, 2017 Mile (Prelim)13. Chris Kaminski, 4:27.69 400 Meters (Prelims)6. Bas Van Leersum, 49.2418. Malik Metiver, 50.3620. Blair Barrow, 51.6221. Dominic Lombardi, 51.7123. Hudson Priebe, 52.55  Print Friendly Version Saturday Results (PDF) Story Links Distance Medley Relay7. Cozine, Priebe, Lechleitner, Yeager, 10:33.63 #MVCTF CHAMPION! @reedfisch wins the title in the men’s 5k pic.twitter.com/AUo3sTcCgE— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 26, 2017 The 5,000 meters was one of just a handful of final events on Saturday with the bulk of the competition being preliminary heats. Five Bulldogs advanced through those preliminary rounds to Sunday’s finals. 200 Meters (Prelims)10. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.2112. Mary Young, 25.3114. Mariah Crawford, 25.4622. Ebele Okoye, 26.07 800 Meters (Prelims)13. George Webb, 1:56.8214. Cory Erickson, 1:58.1215. Alec Bognar, 1:58.31 “Last year I had to take it out myself and paid for it and finished second. We were trying to mix that up and take it out hard and see if I could hang on,” Fischer said. “It feels good. Getting that first title in cross country was a weight off the shoulders, but at the same time puts a heavier burden on you because everyone is aiming for you.” Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) finished sixth in the qualifying heats of the 400 meters in 49.24 to move on to Sunday’s final. Saturday Results (HTML) 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)11. Hudson Priebe, 8.3413. Dominic Lombardi, 8.42 Distance Medley Relay4. Cole, Coombe, Giuliano, Garcia, 12:17.98 Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)5. Caulin Graves, 6.908. Demetrius Shelton, 6.94 200 Meters (Prelims)10. Caulin Graves, 22.1813. Bas Van Leersum, 22.3220. Demetrius Shelton, 22.82center_img 5,000 Meters (Final)1. Reed Fischer, 14:21.4512. Kyle Brandt, 15:00.01 Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) was one of those to move through to Sunday as she posted the third-fastest 60-meter hurdle qualifying time of the day in 8.38, just one-hundreth of a second off of her personal best. However, the times ahead of her, set by Wichita State’s Nikki and Taylor Larch-Miller both bested the previous fastest times run by an MVC runner. Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) also advanced for the women’s team with the seventh-fastest time in the 400 meters at 56.86. The Bulldogs return to the UNI Dome oval for the final day of the MVC Championship at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Fischer, who earlier this season set the school record in the event, bested the field by nearly five seconds to win in 14:21.45 without being challenged at any point during the race. The title is the first for Fischer on the track after claiming the MVC cross country title in the fall. Fischer’s teammate, Chris Kaminski (New Lenox, Ill.) set a blistering pace to open up the race for Fischer. Pole Vault13. Erik Olson, 14-8 The men’s team had two competitors advance in the 60 meters with freshman Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) dropping a huge personal best with a time of 6.90, beating his previous personal best time by more than one-tenth of a second, to finish fifth in the qualifying heats. Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) was eighth in 6.94. Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)15. Mariah Crawford, 7.7923. Ebele Okoye, 8.00 Long Jump9. Taryn Rolle, 18-4.59. Brittani Griesbaum, 18-4.5 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)3. Mary Young, 8.3813. Victoria Coombe, 8.84 800 Meters (Prelims)10. Meghan Kearney, 2:18.5716. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:22.37 The 5,000-meter title is the fourth for the Bulldogs in the past six seasons and Fischer will try to add to his title haul on Saturday in the 3,000 meters. Long Jump15. Johnathan Osifuye, 22-7.25 400 Meters (Prelims)7. Rai Ahmed-Green, 56.8620. Ebele Okoye, 59.81 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Drake University senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) added another laurel to his decorated career with a Missouri Valley Conference championship in the men’s 5,000 meters during the first day of the MVC Championship Saturday, Feb. 25.last_img read more

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PENSIONERS TRAUMATISED IN ANOTHER SICKENING CRIME SPREE

first_imgTWO pensioners have been targeted in the latest sickening crime spree.Both were threatened with knives in the separate incidents last Monday evening in Drumoghill and Knockbrack areas.The first victim, the woman, had personal possessions and a handbag taken. The empty bag was later found dumped in Lismonaghan. The elderly man had a knife waved at him.Gardaí say that although neither victim was physically injured, they were left absolutely traumatised by the attacks.The raids come after a break-in at Royal and Prior school in which classrooms were ransacked.Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information on any of the incidents to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100.  PENSIONERS TRAUMATISED IN ANOTHER SICKENING CRIME SPREE was last modified: January 31st, 2014 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:break-insdletterkennyRaphoerobberieslast_img read more

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