City of Alpena working to amend marijuana legislation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich — The City of Alpena has new legislation in the works that places restrictions on the sale and use of marijuana in public places.Mayor Matt Waligora offered some insight into what the new regulations would mean for residents.One ordinance presented at the city council meeting on Monday, prohibits all forms of marijuana consumption in public places, but some city council members brought up valid points about medicinal marijuana.Councilwoman Amber Hess said in the meeting Monday, “When someone is taking medicine, that may mean in pill form. If they’re having an edible, that could mean medicinal or recreational. I don’t feel that it’s our position to say that they can’t consume that in a public place.”The council members took Hess’s point into consideration, and opted to amend the ordinance.Mayor Waligora states, “It’s the way it was written on Monday…we’re having it revised because it encompassed consuming it whatsoever, and we feel it would probably be better if we just banned the open consumption – the things that bother other people in the vicinity and things that normalize it for children, like smoking it or vaping it. But the other forms that there are for medical marijuana, we don’t really want to inhibit people from being able to do that.”Mayor Waligora says things may change in the future, but for now, the laws will stand.The amended legislation will be presented at next week’s city council meeting.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Hess, legislation, Marijuana, Waligora, weedContinue ReadingPrevious Elementary school students learn about marine debrisNext Photo of the Day for Monday, February 25last_img read more

NFL playoff picture: Steelers keep sliding; Seahawks, Vikings jump Redskins

first_imgUPDATE: NFL playoff picture for Week 14What is the NFL playoff picture looking like after the Thursday and Sunday games of Week 13? Who improved their positions and seeding with positive results, and who is headed in the wrong direction during the stretch run?Here’s the update with four more weeks left in the 2018 regular season. MORE: NFL standings | Week 13 scoreboardNFL playoff pictureAFCWho would be in:1. Chiefs (10-2), first in AFC WestThe Chiefs stay here after beating the Raiders, with a full game lead on both the Texans and Patriots. They have the tiebreaker for now over Houston, but they would lose it to New England based on a head-to-head loss. The schedule isn’t the easiest to mantain home-field advantage. What’s left: vs. BAL, vs. LAC, at SEA, vs. OAK2. Patriots (9-3), first in AFC EastThe Patriots beat the Vikings to jump back over the Texans (whom they beat earlier in the season) and keep pace with the Chiefs (whom they also beat). What’s left: at MIA, at PIT, vs. BUF, vs. NYJ3. Texans (9-3), first in AFC SouthThe Texans stayed hot by beating the Browns, and they put more pressure on the Chiefs and Patriots. They lose the tiebreakers for the moment to both the Chiefs and Patriots but have a favorable schedule ahead.  What’s left: vs. IND, at NYJ, at PHI, vs. JAX4. Steelers (7-4-1), first in AFC NorthThe Steelers will have a hard time finishing higher than the No. 4 seed after losing to the Chargers on Sunday night. They are staring at a rematch with the Chargers or the Chiefs in the playoffs, two teams, like the 2017 Jaguars, who beat them in Pittsburgh during the regular season. At the same time, the Ravens are suddenly only a half-game behind them in the division. What’s left: at OAK, vs. NE, at NO, vs. CIN5. Chargers (9-3), wild cardThe Chargers made a big AFC wild-card statement by coming back strong and beating the Steelers on Sunday night. They are a legitimate threat to steal the West from the Chiefs, whom they play again in Week 15. What’s left: vs. CIN, at KC, vs. BAL, at DEN6. Ravens (7-5), wild cardThe Ravens went into a toss-up game on the road against the Falcons and maintained this position with a strong all-around victory fueled by their defense and running game. They will take the bonus of the Colts losing behind them, as they now hold a full game lead for the wild card. It’s not crazy to think they can take the AFC North lead back from the Steelers. The remaining schedule is tough, though. What’s left: at KC, vs. TB, at LAC, vs. CLEWho’s knocking on the door:7. Titans (7-6)8. Dolphins (6-6)9. Colts (6-6)10. Broncos (6-6)11. Bengals (5-7)The Titans jumped up here after winning on Thursday night. The Colts hurt themselves with a brutal road loss to the Jaguars in which they failed to score a single point. The Dolphins beat the Bills and have the conference-record tiebreaker in that .500 group of three.Who’s just about out:12. Browns (4-7-1)13. Bills (4-8)14. Jaguars (4-9)15. Jets (3-9)16. Raiders (2-10)The Browns and Bills lost Sunday to fall further back, while the Jaguars played spoiler against the Colts. The Jets and Raiders failed do the same against their AFC opponents despite valiant efforts.NFL playoff pictureNFCWho would be in:1. Rams (11-1), NFC West championsThe Rams survived a tough game against the Lions and strengthened their chase for the No. 1 seed with the Saints and Bears being upset by NFC East teams. Los Angeles is looking very good for home-field advantage if it can win at Chicago, too, next week, with an easy slate otherwise. What’s left: at CHI, vs. PHI, at ARI, vs. SF2. Saints (10-2), first in NFC SouthThe Saints were shocked by the Cowboys on Thursday night, and they lost their control on the top seed, where they still hold the tiebreaker should they finish even with the Rams. What’s left:  at TB, at CAR, vs. PIT, vs. CAR3. Bears (8-4), first in NFC NorthThe Bears blew a chance to keep their momentum, as they couldn’t win again with Chase Daniel on the road in a frustrating loss to the lowly Giants. They fell further behind the Rams, whom they play next week, and missed a chance to get closer to the Saints. They also made the Cowboys feel like they can reach this spot. What’s left: vs. LAR, vs. GB, at SF, at MIN4. Cowboys (7-5), first in NFC EastThe Cowboys know they’ll be in first place all by themselves after Week 13, as their victory over the Saints followed their wins over the Eagles and Redskins. If they beat the Eagles again next week, they will be a near-lock to pull away in the division. The Cowboys probably are a long shot to catch the Bears and move up, though. What’s left: vs. PHI, at IND, vs. TB, at NYG5. Seahawks (7-5), wild cardThe Seahawks took care of business against the 49ers to rise two spots with both the Vikings and Panthers losing. At worst, they would fall to No. 6 should the Redskins win Monday night. They are well positioned with the Vikings next at home and a favorable schedule, save for the Chiefs at home in Week 16. What’s left: vs. MIN, at SF, vs, KC, vs. ARI6. Vikings (6-5-1), wild cardThe Vikings lost to the Patriots but stay in position thanks to that tie and the Redskins falling on Monday night. With the weaknesses of the teams behind them in the wake of tough schedule, they can probably get in by going 3-1, even if they lose to the Seahawks on the road in Week 14. What’s left: at SEA, vs. MIA, at DET, vs. CHIWho’s knocking on the door:7. Redskins (6-6)8. Panthers (6-6)9. Eagles (6-6) The Panthers lost a much-needed game against the Buccaneers, their fourth straight defeat to continue their free-fall out of once-strong playoff consideration. The Eagles pulled even with the Redskins a game behind the Cowboys on Monday night. Washington holds the slim conference-record tiebreaker here. The Panthers beat the Eagles but lost to the Redskins.Who’s just about out:10. Buccaneers (5-7)11. Packers (4-7-1)12. Falcons (4-8)13. Lions (4-8)14. Giants (4-8)15. Cardinals (3-9)16. 49ers (2-10)The Buccaneers and Cardinals scored big upset wins in Week 13 over the Panthers and Packers, respectively, to play spoilers. The Giants topped that by toppling the Bears in overtime.last_img read more

Cavaliers’ coaching situation unclear after Lue’s firing

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — After an emotional day and restless night, Larry Drew went back to work.He organized practice, met with stunned players still reeling from Tyronn Lue’s firing and put the Cleveland Cavaliers through drills as they prepared for Tuesday’s game.But after walking off the floor, Drew, the team’s top assistant coach under Lue for the past two years, wanted to make something clear.“I’m not the interim coach,” he said emphatically. “I’m the voice right now.”So much for Cleveland’s transition game.Drew added a surprising wrinkle to Lue’s dismissal on Monday by saying he’s not ready to commit to the Cavaliers in the long term until he gets a new contract. Drew said his agent, Andy Miller, has been with talks with the team about restructuring his deal. Drew is under contract through this season.“I’m sure you guys are aware that there are some talks that are going on,” Drew told reporters. “I don’t know if any type of agreement or settlement will be made. I am prepared either way. I’ll continue to do my job, but right now there’s not been any type of agreement.”Drew said he plans to coach the team Tuesday night against Atlanta, but after that, nothing is definitive.He was asked if “acting” coach was a more fitting title.“I guess that would be more accurate, more consistent,” he said.General manager Koby Altman fired Lue, who in 2016 became the only coach to win a pro sports championship in Cleveland since 1964, on Sunday because he felt the team was underachieving. The Cavaliers are 0-6 in their first season since three-time champion LeBron James left them for the second time as a free agent.They had hoped to remain competitive while developing young players like rookie guard Collin Sexton. But the plan wasn’t working with Lue, forcing Altman to make a difficult decision.“The challenge of this year was we had a mix of veterans and young guys and that’s a complex situation that’s difficult,” Altman said. “It didn’t come together the way we envisioned and we just didn’t think coach Lue was the right fit for this group. We wanted to go in a different direction, a different coach and a different voice.”Enter Drew, who went 8-1 while filling in last season when Lue was dealing with health issues.Drew understands what the Cavs are up against and he’s prepared to take it on.“It’s not a very complicated situation,” he said. “It’s obvious this team is going in a different direction with the group that we do have and with the decisions that have been made with the organization. I would like to be part of it long term, to be perfectly honest. I’ve been through the rebuilding process as a player and as a coach and I feel I know what it takes. Certainly when you talk about rebuilding, it’s not an easy thing to do. It’s usually something that takes a little time.“If it’s going to take some time, I’d like to be part of that. I made the organization pretty aware of that, that this is something that’s not going to happen overnight. In order to be a part of that, I feel that it’s going to have to be something done with a little bit more security.”Altman said the Cavaliers feel fortunate to have someone with Drew’s experience as a possibility to lead the team through the remainder of a challenging season. Altman thought the players responded well to Drew during their first practice together.Drew went 143-169 in four seasons as an NBA coach. He was fired after going 15-67 with Milwaukee in 2013-14.Lue, who played for Drew, was the first one to call his former coach after he was let go by the Bucks. Drew has never forgotten that gesture and they formed a tight friendship.Drew spent part of Sunday at Lue’s home.“I mean the job that he did here has been unbelievable,” Drew said. “I don’t think he gets enough credit for what he’s done. But before I left yesterday I told him how much I appreciated him, and I know he’s going to be OK. He’s still going to be Ty, though. Ty’s going to be Ty. But I’m going to miss him.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports In this April 1, 2018 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers interim coach Larry Drew gestures to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)last_img read more

Super Bowl stadium looks to be a standout for hungry fans

first_imgFood is prepared for a media tasting event during a tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) ATLANTA (AP) — If you’re on the lookout for Super Bowl tickets, be prepared to fork over several thousand dollars. By 43 minutes agocenter_img But if you make it through the gates, here’s a bit of good news for your wallet.A hot dog can be had for a couple of bucks. A slice of pizza will set you back a mere $3.Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which made waves in the sports industry by becoming the first facility to introduce so-called “fan first” pricing at its concession stands, is keeping those budget items on the menu for the biggest event in its short history — Sunday’s NFL title game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.“It’s what you would want if you went with your family to a sporting event,” said Scott Jenkins, the stadium’s general manager. “It’s good food, and it’s at a fair price.”So, if your stomach is growling but your bank account is light, consider a pretzel or popcorn. Like the hot dog, each of those stadium staples is just $2. For that same price, you can wash it all down with a bottle of water or a soft drink that comes with free refills. If you’re in the mood for something stronger, a domestic beer checks in at $5.“When I’ve been around, scouting out big events, the prices are high and they go higher,” Jenkins said. “We made it clear when we bid that our prices were fan first, and we’re keeping them for the Super Bowl.”The $1.5 billion stadium, which opened less than two years ago and is best known for a complex retractable roof that opens and closes like a camera lens, is also looking to make a Super splash with some of its higher-priced food items.Especially those that show off the South’s culinary heritage.A hefty order of chicken and waffles, accompanied by sorghum butter, creamy cole slaw and sweet pickles, checks in at $12. But the item likely to make the biggest splash with fans is the “C.O.S.” — the Closed On Sunday chicken sandwich. That is renowned chef Kevin Gillespie’s take on an Atlanta staple, the Chick-fil-A sandwich.While the $14 price tag might sound a bit hefty compared to some of those aforementioned budget items — and certainly to a Chick-fil-A offering — it’ll probably seem worth it when you’ve finished off a fried chicken breast (sorry, the seasoning is a closely guarded secret) lathered in spicy pickled mayonnaise and served between two honey butter buns.“We’ve taken our record-setting day, the most we’ve ever sold, and we’ve doubled that,” said Gillespie, who also runs two of metro Atlanta most acclaimed restaurants. “We’ll see if we run out again on Super Bowl Sunday.”There’s actually a Chick-fil-A stand within Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but as everyone in this part of the country certainly knows: the fast-food restaurant is closed on Sundays (hence the name of Gillespie’s creation).Yep, even on Super Bowl Sunday.That spot will be occupied by another vendor, so Gillespie has the big game’s chicken sandwich spotlight all to himself.“We feel like a lot of folks have probably read about this stuff, so we want them to have a chance to taste it,” he said. “We decided to stick with the same menu, stick with the exact same pricing, don’t turn it up just because it’s the Super Bowl. We’re pretty pumped about it. We think we’re going to have a pretty busy day on Sunday.”The Mercedes-Benz cooks also came up with several items to honor the Super Bowl teams.The “L.A. Chicharron Dog” is an homage to the team from La La Land — a hot dog covered with pinto beans, jalapenos, garlic, roasted poblano pepper strips, cotija cheese, tajin-seasoned chicharrones (essentially, fried pork rinds) and cilantro. Not exactly for the faint of heart (or anyone with heart issues).Speaking of an angioplasty waiting to happen, the offering for the AFC champion Patriots is the “N.E. Beantown Frank,” which is covered with northern beans, maple syrup, Nueske’s bacon and green onions.“This is us playing in the kitchen,” said Matt Cooper, the executive chef at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “Once we saw the teams that were playing in the Super Bowl, all us chefs got together and came up with some ideas for New England and LA.”His favorite?“I’m going to lean toward LA,” Cooper said. “That’s where I’m originally from.”On the drink side, there’s the PaLomA (yes, the “L″ and the “A″ are capitalized for obvious reasons), a libation comprised of tequila, ruby red grapefruit, soda water and a blood orange wedge. Patriot fans might prefer to opt for the New Englander — vodka, cranberry and soda water adorned with a lime wedge.Much like the teams that will be looking to claim a title on the field, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is eager to grab a prize of its own in the kitchen.The champion of Super Bowl stadium food.“We have a lot of eyes on us,” Cooper said. “It’s going to be a fun one.”___Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/paul%20newberry___For more AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Work-in-progress Leafs rally past Murdoch rival Castlegar 5-3

first_imgFor a team that just over a month ago didn’t have a coach, Leaf fans must feel pretty good after week one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.Nelson exploded for three goals in a span of 134 seconds to rally past the Castlegar Rebels 5-3 in KIJHL Murdoch Division action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win, coupled with 3-3 tie Friday against Beaver Valley, lifts Nelson into sole possession of first place in Murdoch Division standings.“Anytime you get the first win at home you’ve got to be happy,” said Leaf skipper Dave McLellan following the gritty win that saw the Leafs twice rally from two-goal deficits.“It took a lot of contributions tonight . . .. Everyone’s working hard to get this going and it’s rewarding to get the win.”The start may be something McLellan would like to focus on during the next team meeting.Castlegar opened the scoring when Jeremy McNeill scored midway through the opening frame.Then before the period ended Yannis Soukas made it 2-0 with a power play goal. It took Nelson 32 minutes to solve Patrick Zubick in the Castlegar nets. Nolan Percival, the game’s first star, managed to get Nelson on the scoreboard with an even-strength marker.But Aaron Petten restored Castlegar’s two-goal lead, beating Brett Soles in the Leaf nets by converting a rebound.However, the Leafs once again cut the lead to a single goal when Aaron Dunlap scored on the power play by tapping in a loose puck to in the final seconds of the middle period.The goal came compliments of a lapse in judgment by Mike Bhatoa who took exception to a clean hit near the Castlegar bench, which led to a roughing penalty.In the third Nelson jumped all over the Rebels.Matt MacDonald tied the game before Darnel St. Pierre ripped a point shot past Zubick.Forty seconds later Robson Cramer added some insurance with another blast from the left faceoff circle Zubick had not chance of stopping.“Tonight we had really good contribution from the whole team from the goaltender out . . .,” McLellan said.“It’s not an ideal game for my liking,” McLellan added. “We were really strong defensively overall for a while . . . (but) we got caught pinching all over the ice but it’s all stuff we can fix.“We talked to the guys after the game and a couple of the goals we’re really our mistakes and not something they did and as a coach we can make it better.”Nelson, which out shot Castlegar 40-36 in the game, returns to action next Friday when the club travels to Fruitvale to meet the Hawks.ICE CHIPS: Leafs dressed 17 players against Castlegar by design said McLellan. The Leaf coach said the club is awaiting cuts from the Junior A to fill out the balance of the roster . . . Aaron Dunlap had the “C” on his jersey with last year’s captain Darnel St. Pierre, Patrick Croome and Robson Cramer serving as assistants. . . . The last time Patrick Zubick played in the NDCC Arena he was a member of the Leafs during the Murdoch Division Finals against Beaver Valley. Zubick was called on to play goal after both Nelson netminders were hurt. . . . 100 Mile House spoiled banner night in Fruitvale as the Wranglers edged Beaver Valley 4-3. 100 Mile House rallied from a 3-1 deficit to steal the victory. . . . Friday night at the NDCC Arena during Nelson’s home-opener against Beaver Valley, the game was delayed 20 minutes after one of the pieces of glass was broked during the warm-up. Then early in the game BC Ambulance was called after Nico Sidoni was hammered into the boards. Sidoni was taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital, but was later released. . . . Nelson Leafs season tickets will be on sale during games at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

Field is set for 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship

first_img The teams that qualified in regional playdowns include Buchy and Ducharme, Team Richard, from Kelowna Curling Club, Team Longworth, from Vernon Curling Club, Team Craig, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Dangerfield, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Johnson, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Martyn, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Schneider, from Vancouver Curling Club and Team Wenzek, from Langley/Royal City Curling Clubs. The field for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship in Nelson is now set.Three teams have earned the final berths in the 16-team BC Championship field, a tournament that includes Tom Buchy of Kimberley and Creston’s Chris Ducharme, during qualifying this past weekend in Salmon Arm. Team Montgomery were the first to qualify by capturing the A event, with three straight wins. The team, of Skip Jason Montgomery, Third Miles Craig, Second Cameron De Jong, and lead Dave McGarry,  represent Victoria Curling Centre, but two of the team members (Montgomery and Craig) hail from Shawnigan Lake and also curl at Duncan Curling Club. This year’s Championship, which will be televised on Sportsnet, takes place at Nelson Curling Centre from February 10-14. For ticket information, and to find out more about the event, visit http://cdimens2016.curlbc.ca/. Ten teams had previously qualified at regional playdowns in December. In addition, Team Cotter, from Kelowna/Vernon, earned a trip back to provincials as the defending champions, along with the top two CTRS (Canadian Team Ranking System) points winners, Team Joanisse and Team Geall (both from Royal City Curling Club). The third and final team to qualify was Team House. The team of Skip Will House, Third Kelly McQuiggan, Second Greg Davis and Lead Thomas Sayer will represent Richmond Curling Club at the Nelson event.center_img Team Jackson, also from Victoria Curling Centre, grabbed the second spot with their only loss against Team Montgomery. Skipped by Glen Jackson, the team also features Third Andrew Komlodi, Second Corey Chester and Lead Joel Cave. Two Vancouver Island teams, Team Montgomery and Team Jackson, will be joined by Team House, from Richmond when the top curlers in BC flock to the Nelson Curling Club February 10-14 for a chance to represent the province at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa. Team Wenzek had qualified for the BC Men’s event as a five-player team skipped by Tyler Tardi, but Tardi and the team’s fifth, Sterling Middleton, will be travelling to Norway for the Youth Olympics during the event. The team will now be playing as a three-player team of Daniel Wenzek, Jordan Tardi and Nicholas Meister. Team Buchy consists of the skip, former Brier rep Deane Horning at third, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will while Ducharme is joined by third Josh Firman, second Jim Stewart, lead Jim Maccaulay and fifth man Brendan Stead. Visit http://www.playdowns.com to view past scores and to follow the scores and standings from the championship event.last_img read more

FAVORED DORTMUND PREVAILS IN EPIC STRETCH BATTLE WITH RIVAL FIRING LINE TO WIN GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES BY A HEAD; BAFFERT & GARCIA TEAM IN IMPORTANT SANTA ANITA DERBY PREP

first_imgCHESTNUT SON OF BIG BROWN GETS 1 1/16 MILES 1:42.20, SAN FELIPE NEXT ON MARCH 7 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2015)–Although he appeared beaten at the rail with a furlong to run, Bob Baffert’s Dortmund called upon his considerable class and courage to defeat rival Firing Line by a head in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.Undefeated in his previous three starts and ridden by Martin Garcia, the imposing chestnut colt by 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown was collared by Firing Line midway around the far turn and was a half length behind leaving the eighth pole en route to covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.20.“He’s a really good horse,” said Garcia. “He’s just a big baby, he’s still learning. I broke sharp and I put myself in a good position. When I asked him to go he started moving slowly. It looked like Firing Line (who was ridden by Gary Stevens) went by me, but in the end, when I asked him, he just started coming back. Firing Line gave us pressure, but my horse just took off again.”Heavily favored at 3-5 in a field of five Derby hopefuls, Dortmund, a Kentucky-bred colt who is out of the Tale of the Cat mare Our Josephina, paid $3.20, $2.10 and $2.10. Owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., Dortmund, who also defeated Firing Line by just a head in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 20, picked up $90,000 for the win and now has earnings of $449,400.For his part, Firing Line, who rated kindly behind longshot Tizcano and Dortmund, appeared to have gained a clear advantage in deep stretch, but couldn’t hold the winner off while finishing some 21 ½ lengths in front of third place finisher Rock Shandy.“I was disappointed,” said Stevens, who was also bidding for his 5,000th career win in North America. “I saw that Martin was asking his horse and he wasn’t getting any response and I was sitting there with a lot of horse. I thought I would never say that I moved too early at the eighth pole in a dirt race, but I moved too early.“At the three eighths pole, I saw Dortmund wasn’t responding and I was smiling. I said ‘We’ll see what he does and we were opening up and he was idling. I thought we buried the one we had to beat and then I saw the shadow coming back at me.”Trained by Simon Callaghan, Firing Line was off at 9-5 and paid $2.20 and $2.10. His overall record now stands at 4-1-3-0.Callaghan, when asked if he thought Firing Line had the race in-hand, responded “I did. Gary came back and the first thing he said is ‘I’d ride him a little differently next time.’ It was Gary’s view that he moved a little early. These things are always easy after the event and he’s still learning. I think one thing for sure is he’s a very good horse and he got beat by a very good one.”The third wagering choice at 6-1, Rock Shandy, who was ridden by Victor Espinoza, finished third, 7 ¾ lengths in front of Hero Ten All and paid $2.10 to show.Dortmund collected 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, while the second, third and fourth place finishers collected four, two and one, respectively.Fractions on the race were 23.18, 46.80, 1:10.70 and 1:35.54.last_img read more

Relief as Donegal mother is transferred after two-week wait for bed

first_imgA young Donegal mother who had an agonising two-week wait for a bed at St James’ Hospital in Dublin was finally admitted last night.Lorraine Miller from Gleneely was transferred to Dublin on Wednesday night and admitted to the oncology unit at 1am.Lorraine had been waiting for 14 days for specialist treatment at St James’, but a lack of beds prevented her from being transferred and admitted. She had been receiving care at Letterkenny University Hospital for an infection.The case was raised in Dáil Éireann yesterday by Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue, who called on the Taoiseach to intervene and sanction an immediate transfer for Lorraine.The Taoiseach said it would be illegal for him to direct the HSE on an individual case.It is hoped that the transfer will bring some relief to Lorraine and her husband Stephen after their ordeal. Relief as Donegal mother is transferred after two-week wait for bed was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

NCS Playoffs: Del Norte not overlooking John Swett as first-round opponent

first_imgCRESCENT CITY >> Welcome to the second season, where the stakes get higher and the competition stiffens that much more.After running the table and capturing an outright Big 5 title with an 8-2 overall record, and an undefeated 6-0 mark in conference play, the Del Norte Warriors were rewarded on at least one front, and if things play out the way they hope, possibly two.“We’re not going to overlook anyone by any means, but I like where we’re at,” Del Norte head coach Lewis Nova said referring …last_img

Sharks let win slip away in New York

first_imgNEW YORK — Brady Skjei completed the comeback for the New York Rangers, scoring the game-winning goal on a 2 on 1 in overtime.The Rangers clinched the 3-2 overtime win over the Sharks after they scored the tying goal with less than three minutes to play in the third period.Joonas Donskoi put the Sharks ahead 2-1 at 4:59 of the second, the first tally from the team’s all Scandinavian line trio that includes he, Antti Suomela and Marcus Sorensen. Donskoi scored on a 3-on-1, punching in a …last_img

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