GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS BRINGS HER “KEEP IOWA MOVING” BUS TOUR INTO SIOUX CITY AND NORTHWEST IOWA ON SUNDAY.THE GOVERNOR WILL HOLD A RALLY AT THE WHEELHOUSE BAR AND GRILL ON SOUTHERN HILLS DRIVE AT 3:30 P.M.PRIOR TO THAT THERE ARE RALLIES IN EMMETSBURG AT 10AM SUNDAY AND THE STORM LAKE HY-VEE AT 12:30PM.FOLLOWING THE SIOUX CITY RALLY, REYNOLDS HEADS TO THE BOULDER’S CONFERENCE CENTER IN DENISON FOR A GATHERING AT 6PM.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lampard happy for Pulisic as he inspires Chelsea winby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard praised Christian Pulisic after he came off the bench to help them to a 1-0 win over Newcastle United.Pulisic replaced Mason Mount just after the hour mark, with the hosts struggling to find a way past a determined Toon defence, and played a key part in setting up Marcos Alonso’s 73rd minute winner.”I’m really pleased for him,” Lampard said. “He’s a hot topic because of the price tag. Because of his status in his national team, and his world status through that. And everyone has got a little bit carried away with the short term.“The long term is that he’s come here and he’s just turned 21 and to see him play like he did today, and there’s a lot more to come.“It’s not the end story. You can see his balance and awareness and you can see how he can play.“And there’s improvement to come as with all the young players, but delighted for him because he will feel good about that. And he should do because he was a big part of us winning that game.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool manager Klopp: No chance Salah could’ve faced Man Utdby Freddie Taylor5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says there was no way Mohamed Salah could have faced Manchester United on Sunday.The Reds missed Salah’s attacking spark against United’s low-block, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.”Mo was not ready, that’s how it is,” Klopp told Sky Sports.”He couldn’t train with the team; I don’t know where it came from that everybody said he will play. “There was pretty much no chance for today, maybe for Wednesday, we have to see.”
According to social media posts, Kevin and Birgit Sharman found one throne near the community on Tuesday.Bertrand shares he did not know about the Throne that is placed near a popular frozen waterfall destination which is a low strenuous hike, yet perfectly situated.It is not clear on social media if the Throne will remain on site until Sunday or Monday yet if you would like to try to see the Throne in person for yourself the following directions were posted to Brigit Sharman’s FB profile.Directions to the throne from Brigit Sharman: To get to see the throne, drive south of Tumbler Ridge on Hwy 52 for 20 km, which is 1 km past the turnoff to the Peace River Coal Mine on the Core Lodge Rd. There’s a pullout on the right side. The throne is there, beside Babcock Creek. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Mayor Keith Bertrand shared it was a fitting accomplishment for the finders of the Game of Thrones, Throne that was hidden near Babcock Creek.Bertrand goes on to share, he knows the couple that found the Throne and they are very outdoors people. He goes on to say they have been a big part in the creating and maintaining a lot of the trails in the area so its a fitting accomplishment for them.The TV show will start it’s last season this April and held a contest to find six thrones hidden all around the world.
Kolkata: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested at the Amherst Street police station for allegedly molesting a 13- year-old school student. The auto driver identified as Arun Kumar Das was arrested on Saturday night.According to sources, on April 22 night, the student was returning home in Manikatala from her tuition class at Girish park. From Girish Park she took an auto. As there were no seat vacant in the back, she sat beside the driver. It is alleged Das inappropriately touched her. He was reportedly moving towards Maniktala. But before approximately a kilometre he allegedly turned his auto in another direction and molested the student again. After few minutes when the auto slowed down, the student jumped off from the auto. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe told about the incident to her family. Her father along with the student went to Amherst Street police station and lodged a complaint against the auto driver. Sleuths examined the CCTV camera footage of the route which Das had availed. The student said that she had seen a tattoo on Das’s body. After examining the camera’s footage sleuths got hold of the auto’s registration number and traced Das on Saturday. Sources informed that the student has identified Das.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday said that they have received 337 PCR calls regarding election-related complaints on polling day.According to police, the following calls were received till 6.00 pm and they were promptly attended. “The nature of calls primarily ranged from putting more tables, canvassing inside restricted areas, quarrel among party workers and EVM glitches. However, no serious complaint was reported throughout the day,” police said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesApart from that, the law enforcement agency helped citizens to cast their vote. The city police further added that they had made elaborate security arrangements for the smooth conduct of general elections held in Delhi today. Around 63,000 personnel of Delhi Police and 47 companies of CAPFs were deployed. “Special attention was given to the area dominance, sensitive polling booths and border areas. All senior officers remained present in their respective areas to closely monitor the security arrangements on the ground,” police said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarOwing to maximum visibility of the police force, no untoward incident was reported. “As a result, polls were conducted in a peaceful manner,” an officer said. The Police Control Room Unit was alert to receive every call of any complaints being made, especially relating to the election process. Anti-terror measures were also in place and special arrangements have been made to check sabotage of polling booths, including election rigging. Extra picket teams were also deployed in border areas too. In all the 15 districts, the city police show their humanitarian face helping people especially senior citizens to reach polling booths. Also, a person was reportedly got heart attack inside polling booth in Shahadra. Some police personnel hold the hands of elderly citizens and some used wheelchair to help the voters in need to reach the concerned booths. Senior officers of Delhi Police took Twitter to update the security presence. “Supervising police deployment and arrangement of prestigious #NewDelhi constituency. #VoteFearlessly #VoteEthically #DelhiVoteKar” tweeted DCP New Delhi Madhur Verma. The tweet had his photographs where he was patrolling the area. DCP West Delhi Monika Bharadwaj tweeted “A hectic day but satisfying nonetheless as polling concludes peacefully across West District. #DeshKaMahaTyohar”. “Delhi Police extending assistance to voters during General Elections-2019” tweeted DCP Outer Seju P Kuruvilla.
Paris – Nabil Ayouch’s feature “The Horse of God” won on Monday the best Francophone film award (outside France) at the Prix Lumières 2014 Film Awards held in Paris.The story of the film, which deals with the phenomenon of terrorism, is based on a novel by Mahi Binebine, “Les Etoiles de Sidi Moumen” on the terrorist attacks in Casablanca. In this movie, the Moroccan film-maker scrutinizes closely the context and the making of this phenomenon, and follows the journey of a group of young slum boys from their childhood up to their ultimate act of destruction, tracing the factors that led to the death of young boys full of life. The film had already won several awards in several international film festivals. Prix Lumières 2014 was awarded to “the life of Adele” by Franco-Tunisian Abdellatif Kechiche, which also won three other awards: Best Director, Best Actress (Lea Seydoux), and Female Newcomer of the Year.The jury of this edition was composed of 200 representatives of the foreign press based in Paris.
Well, that was quite a game. Despite a 10-point fourth quarter comeback, the New England Patriots looked like they were headed for another gut-wrenching defeat at the hands of a circus catch (this time with the Seattle Seahawks’ Jermaine Kearse playing the role of David Tyree), before undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler stepped in front of a Russell Wilson pass and sealed the Patriots’ fourth Super Bowl crown since 2001.Much will be made of the Seahawks’ decision not to run the ball from the Patriots’ 1-yard line, instead opting for the fateful pass that Butler intercepted. During the 2014 season, 57.5 percent of all rushing plays from the opponent’s 1 yard-line ended in touchdowns — and, as Harvard Sports Analytics Collective pointed out Sunday night, you could make a strong case for Seattle’s probability of scoring being even higher against New England’s defense: But I’ll leave most of the second-guessing to others for now. In the moment, I was mainly interested in where this game ranked among all classic Super Bowls in terms of excitement. (After all, it featured an impressive comeback and some wild swings in win probability late in the game.) To quantify how thrilling the game was, we once again turn to the Excitement Index, which we wrote about in our Super Bowl preview Friday. The Excitement Index measures the sum of the absolute changes in win probability throughout a game, which theoretically captures how many extreme ups and downs there were in a given Super Bowl.Perhaps surprisingly, though, this year’s game only ranks 12th all-time if you use the data from NumberFire’s in-game Win Probability tool:(Consider this an unofficial early return; the numbers we used last week were from Pro-Football-Reference, which won’t post Super Bowl win probability until Monday. It’s worth noting that some of the NumberFire probabilities don’t completely match what Brian Burke’s model lists.)Certainly, there were some plays that moved the probability needle dramatically. According to NumberFire’s model, Wilson’s interception dropped Seattle’s chances of winning from 64 percent to essentially zero. The bobbled completion to Kearse several snaps earlier raised the Seahawks’ probability by 30.8 percentage points. But most of the changes before that sequence were more gradual. The Patriots built a modest cushion for most of the first half before the Seahawks tied the game; likewise, the Seahawks rise to 91 percent win probability early in the fourth quarter was a slow march.At the same time, models like the Excitement Index are, well, just numerical representations of football reality. No index can really capture the craziness and excitement of what just transpired on the field — and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
In an era of Ohio State athletics history defined by discounted tattoos, dishonesty and disgrace, it’s hard not to feel let down or jaded as football scandals are unearthed, one by one. But it’s times like these when the character of the majority should outshine that of a few. In my time with The Lantern, I’ve covered a variety of sporting events and talked to countless athletes and coaches. But if I’ve learned anything, it’s that the athletes worthy of recognition aren’t just the ones wearing helmets and shoulder pads. Sure, Terrelle Pryor hitting DeVier Posey over the middle for a touchdown is impressive. But it pales in comparison to synchronized swimmer Meghan Kinney fighting for her life against bone cancer as she’s forced to watch her team win a national championship without her. Watching Solomon Thomas’ Sugar Bowl-clinching interception was incredible, but it’s no more impressive than watching the men’s volleyball team defeat California-Santa Barbara for its first national championship in program history. Watching women’s lacrosse player Kirsten Donahue check opponents to the turf can be just as brutal as watching Mike Adams pancake defensive linemen. I could discuss men’s track and field All-American Michael Hartfield’s pursuit of competing at the Olympic trials in the name of his father who passed away shortly after Hartfield arrived at OSU. Or senior women’s tennis captain Paloma Escobedo fighting back from a late-season injury to compete in the sport she loves. I sat glued to my seat while softball’s Karisa Medrano pitched a complete game to clinch a 4-3 victory with runners on base against Pittsburgh. The point is, all of these athletes play with grit and determination. They win with pride and courage, and they lose with emotion and dignity. Just because they don’t enter Ohio Stadium every Saturday and play while millions watch live on television, doesn’t mean we should ignore, or worse, forget who these athletes are. They compete at every opportunity for a fraction of the recognition, and they do it with integrity and love for their sport. These are the people who represent what Buckeye athletics really are.
Fresh off a win that moved Ohio State into solo first in the Big Ten East Division, coach Urban Meyer met with the media to discuss the win against Michigan State and an upcoming matchup with Minnesota.Meyer praised the offensive performance against Michigan state, but added the Buckeyes have room to improve defensively as they prepare for a Minnesota team that gives “relentless effort.” He also addressed the play of a few particular Buckeyes and said one OSU sophomore made a big play on a broken foot during Saturday’s 49-37 win in East Lansing, Mich.He said sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson has a broken foot. “He actually caught a touchdown pass with a broken foot.”Wilson is “out for a few weeks,” Meyer said. Added he might have to have a pin put in his foot.He said the Buckeyes are “fortunate” and “blessed” to have both Barrett and injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller set to return to OSU next season.Meyer said the Buckeyes “played their best game” against Michigan State, but added there’s still a lot of room for improvement.Meyer said the players to grade as champions on defense were sophomore safety Vonn Bell, senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett and senior cornerback Doran Grant. Grant was the defensive player of the game.He said the players who graded out as champions on offense were senior wide receiver Evan Spencer, sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall, redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas, senior tight end Jeff Heuerman, redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein and redshirt-freshman offensive lineman Billy Price.Meyer on Spencer: “He’s my MVP, as far as just all around what we ask him to do.”He said the offensive players of the game were junior offensive lineman Jacoby Boren, redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, senior wide receiver Devin Smith and sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott.Meyer said Devin Smith played his best game against Michigan State.Meyer said Spencer and redshirt-junior wide receiver Corey Smith were the top special teams players. He said Corey Smith should be in the wide receiver rotation going forward.He praised Minnesota coach Jerry Kill and called him a friend. He added Minnesota gives “relentless effort” and is “very well coached.”Meyer on moving on from the win at Michigan State: “We’re done with the celebration part, now we’re learning from it. The players will receive their directive tomorrow, and now we’re moving forward.”Meyer on performance against Michigan State: “We didn’t play as well as we could on defense, and we expect to play much better.”He said Barrett has to be in the Heisman Trophy conversation statistically, but conceded he hadn’t watched many other players nationally.Meyer on the offensive performance against the Spartans: “It’s our best performance we’ve had since we’ve been here.”He said he’s “upset” that the Buckeyes haven’t found a strong rotation on the defensive line.Meyer said he’s very comfortable with redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall running the wildcat. Added the Buckeyes have “a couple passes ready for” Marshall.He said Barrett’s biggest improvement has come from his “understanding of the game.”Meyer: “Early in the season, we were not a great team.”“This is the most improved team I’ve been apart of,” he said.Meyer praised the play of OSU’s wide receivers, said he’s comfortable with that group for the first time in a long time.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Minnesota on Saturday in Minneapolis. Kickoff is set for noon.