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ANOTHER CHANCE FOR ANIMALS, INC TO HOST 2nd ANNUAL “PAWS FOR A CAUSE…

ANOTHER CHANCE FOR ANIMALS, INC TO HOST 2nd ANNUAL “PAWS FOR A CAUSE…

first_imgAnother Chance for Animals, Inc. will host “Paws for a Cause Big Show Extravaganza” on Saturday, March 12, 2015 beginning at 5:00PM to raise funds for the rescue.  Another Chance for Animals is dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of homeless animals in the area, working diligently to find forever homes and loving families for these animals.  This year’s event will be held at the Tropicana Evansville Executive Conference Center in Walnut A & B.  The fundraising event will feature musical entertainment by the Allen Tate & Chuck Gee Duo, Tom Small, Nick Hamilton, Tony Henning and Jenny’s Bad Hair Day.  Comedian Gavin Eddings will entertain the crowd with the performance of a solo improv act.  In addition, there will be a cocktail hour, silent auction and a delicious meal.Purchase your tickets online at  paws-for-a-cause2016.eventbrite.com.  $40 per person or $375 for a reserved table of 10.  Ticket sales will only be available through March 4, 2016.For more information contact:Kim Henning,  Event Chairperson, at 503-453-3626 or [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Dier finds his way back home

Dier finds his way back home

first_img “It has always been my ambition and my dream to come back to England and play in the Premier League. “The reason I moved to Portugal was nothing to do with football – it was because of my family. “We moved there when I was six, I got picked up by Sporting when I was eight and I went through their youth system, all the way to the first team. “It is kind of a strange background and everyone seems surprised by it. But it just happened that way really. “At the beginning it was hard because I didn’t really speak the language. I was seen as a bit of an outsider. “But after I picked up the language when I was 12 or 13, it was really easy. I don’t think they saw me as English – they pretty much saw me like one of their own. “The Premier League was still the only league I watched really. It is on television in Portugal and it is the biggest league in the world in my opinion. “Obviously I’ve watched a lot of Tottenham, and I’ve always enjoyed the way they play, their attacking football. “I think, coming from Portugal, that suits me and this season I just want to adapt really quickly to the Premier League and do the best I can.” Dier, who had a spell on loan with Everton in 2011 to further his experience, made 26 league appearances overall for Sporting after making his debut in November 2012. Eric Dier admits it has been something of a “strange” journey that has taken him to signing for Tottenham – and he feels he is fulfilling a dream now the transfer is complete. The 20-year-old Cheltenham-born player, who can operate as a defender or holding midfielder, has joined the Barclays Premier League side from Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon, where he came through the youth ranks. Having finalised his switch on a five-year deal for around £4million, the England Under-21 international told Spurs TV: “I am really excited to be joining such a big club. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Verdict on new QPR training ground could arrive soon

Verdict on new QPR training ground could arrive soon

first_imgQPR could discover within a fortnight whether they will be able to turn the Warren Farm Sports Centre near Osterley Park into their new training ground.Rangers have submitted plans to Ealing Council – and it is believed they may receive a verdict by the middle of this month.QPR want to leave Harlington.A number of other parties have also expressed a keen interest in redeveloping the site, including the wealthy owners of Southall FC.AdChoices广告But QPR chief executive Philip Beard recently told West London Sport he was “quietly confident” the club would get the green light.Their current training base in Harlington is well below usual Premier League standards and moving to a new headquarters has been a priority for some time.Click here for the QPR quizSee also:Plans for QPR training ground submittedQPR want Warren Farm training groundSouthall eye QPR’s proposed training groundBeard: QPR’s plan would benefit communityMaking it happenFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

When red corner vs. blue corner is unfair

When red corner vs. blue corner is unfair

first_imgAlieen Eaton promoted fights at The Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles for four decades during the mid-20th century, first with her husband and later with Don Chargin. There was an informal “gamblers section” at The Olympic where bets were placed on one corner or the other before the fighters entered the ring. Ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Sr., holding a wooden disk in his hand, would meet the fighters as they climbed through the ropes. One side of the disk was black, the other white. Lennon instructed the fighter who entered the ring first to “call it.” The fighter would call “black” or “white.” Lennon would flip the disk. And whichever fighter won the toss had choice of corner.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearOctogenarian boxing publicist Bill Caplan recalls, “A lot of gamblers held their breath on that one.”Then television dictated a change. ESPN, USA Network and HBO began demanding that favored fighters sit in certain corners to be more easily seen on camera between rounds. And things went from there.Now most fight cards have a “winners” corner and a “losers” corner. For major bouts, the televising network often tells the promoter which fighter it wants in which corner. For undercard bouts, it’s the promoter’s call. But almost always, fighters who are expected to win are assigned to the same corner.”And it’s not just the pros,” trainer Pat Burns says. “You see the same winners-corner losers-corner set-up at big amateur tournaments too.”Moreover, this delineation often extends to dressing rooms with all of the favored undercard fighters in one big room and the designated losers in another.Fighters in the underdog corner know why they’re there. They understand their role going in. Some of them are motivated by their B-side status. Others fight down to expectations. On occasion, a B-side fighter returns to the losers dressing room with a victory, and his brethren erupt in cheers.If he did it, I can too.But these moments are few and far between. Most of the time, underdog dressing rooms are dreary places.Trainer Don Turner objects to the winners-corner losers-corner dichotomy.”Most fights today aren’t competitive,” Turner says. “But why would you announce that to everyone in the arena by putting all the guys you know are going to win in one corner and all the guys you know are going to lose in the other?”The answer is simple. The playing field has always been tilted more toward the house favorite in boxing than in other sports. Promoters do it to give the fighter they expect and want to win an additional advantage.”As long as the present system is in use,” promoter Lou DiBella says, “I’ll do what I can within the rules to benefit my fighter. But let’s be honest about it. The present system isn’t fair. It makes the point to the judges who the favored fighter is and who’s supposed to win. And in a close round that a judge has trouble deciding, that can be a factor.””I’d love to say that, once the bell rings, the corners don’t matter,” trainer-commentator Teddy Atlas adds. “But that’s not true. Consciously or subconsciously, some judges are influenced by which corners the fighters are in. The whole situation makes it easier for some judges to do the wrong thing. It greases the skids a little bit more than they’re already greased and gives another advantage to the fighter who’s already protected by the house money.”And there’s more.”You talk about the judges being influenced,” longtime promoter Don Elbaum observes. “And they are. But the ring doctors are influenced too. They’re much more likely to stop a fight in the corner when they know a certain guy is expected to lose. And it can affect the referee’s rulings too.”MORE: Who deserves fighter of the decade honors?What should be done to remedy situation?David Berlin, who served with distinction as executive director of the New York State Athletic Commission several years ago, says, “I don’t like the practice. I think it sends the wrong message. But I don’t think it’s a proper subject for regulation. It’s the commission’s job to appoint competent officials who aren’t influenced by which corner a fighter is in. Beyond that, it’s the promoter’s show, and the promoter should be able to present it the way he or she wants to.”Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission executive director Greg Sirb is in accord and notes, “We talked about it with some of the promoters last year. I’d like to see them mix the corners up a bit, but it’s not enough of an issue for us to mandate it.”That said; fights would be a bit more equitable if corners were assigned at random by a coin toss. In the early years of boxing in the United States, fighters flipped a coin to determine which fighter sat in which corner. Or alternatively, the fighter who entered the ring first had choice of corner. That was important for outdoor fights since it was often the difference between a fighter facing the sun between rounds or sitting with his back to it.Over time, traditions evolved. “I don’t have a problem with which fighter walks to the ring first and which fighter is introduced first,” Turner says. “But once the bell rings, the fighting should speak for itself.”So let’s give the final word to Atlas, who declares, “For most of the fights I’ve been involved with as a trainer, my guys have been in the favorite corner. But that doesn’t keep me from seeing how unfair the situation can be. You’re putting up a sign that tells the judges that the person who’s paying them to judge wants a certain fighter to win. And you’re announcing to the world, ‘This guy is just an opponent. We brought him here so our guy can get another win.’ It doesn’t seem right to me. Most B-side guys are trying to win whether they have a realistic chance of winning or not and whether the people running the show want them to have a chance or not. They’re telling themselves, ‘This could be my big moment. This could be the night I turn my life around.’ They’re putting their future, they’re putting their life on the line. Don’t tilt the playing field more than it’s already tilted.”Thomas Hauser’s new email address is [email protected] His most recent book — Protect Yourself at All Times — was published by the University of Arkansas Press. In 2004, the Boxing Writers Association of America honored Hauser with the Nat Fleischer Award for career excellence in boxing journalism.last_img read more

Gopal Challenges Beck for Senate Seat

Gopal Challenges Beck for Senate Seat

first_img“It’s time for a change,” he said.Beck this week released a statement where she was quick to counterpunch against the prospective opponent.She called Gopal “Camden County’s hand-picked candidate,” looking to link the Monmouth County Democrat to the Norcross South Jersey Democratic machine, which has provided financial support for some Monmouth County races in the past.Beck continued by alleging Gopal had “decided that the only path to victory is to try and discredit his opponent rather than speaking about his accomplishments.”Gopal was planning to resign as county chair effective Thursday at noon. Vice Chair woman Mary Forster, Middletown, will step up and serve as acting county chair until a county convention can be convened to name Gopal’s replacement, he said. The 11th District has Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough and Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough and Township, Tinton Falls and West Long Branch.Monmouth County has largely remained solidly Republican for its state legislators for years, with an occasional Democratic victory. With the most redistricting completed in 2011, the district skews more Democratic with such strongholds as Red Bank, Long Branch and Asbury Park, but Republicans had been able to continue to secure the two Assembly seats and Senate seat in Trenton. That is until November 2015, when an influx of cash and an indifferent GOP campaign caught the Republicans flat-footed, with Democratic challengers Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey ousting Assembly-women Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande. After years of building, his business ventures have reached a point where he can step back and concentrate on his own political campaign, Gopal said.Gopal made an unsuccessful run for the Assembly in 2011.Gopal criticized Beck for lack of progress, even with eight years of a Republican governor. He also chided the incumbent for flip-flopping on a variety of issues during her legislative tenure. “I think she’s been on both sides of nearly every issue,” he charged, pointing to Beck’s views on different property tax relief proposals and gay marriage. With the end of Republican Chris Christie’s increasingly unpopular gubernatorial term this year and a wide-open Governor’s race, Democrats suspect there is opportunity to increase their legislative majority and take additional seats in deeply red Monmouth County.And while he is an entrenched party voice (but is genuinely liked by many Republicans) Gopal said this week “I’ll tell you I’ll go there (Trenton) and be an independent voice of the people of the 11th District.”center_img Gopal said there have been a handful of candidates who’ve expressed an interest in taking the reins, though he declined to name them.There were two other Democrats who were considering seeking the 11th District nomination, who Gopal said, now voice support for his campaign.Gopal has been critical of Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden for holding the party position as well as serving as county sheriff, an elected position. Gopal charged that Golden holding both jobs opens the door to ethical conflicts of interest. “And I’m not going to be hypocritical,” leading to his stepping down as the county party head. By John BurtonTwo days into the new year and political attention is turning toward the coming political races, with county Democratic chair Vin Gopal announcing his intention to take on Republican Senator Jennifer Beck.Gopal on Monday fired the first salvo in the race for the 11th Legislative District with his announcement to run for the party’s nomination for the Senate seat.“I really think I bring a different set of eyes to some of the problems we’re facing in Trenton,” Gopal said this week.He hopes to challenge Beck, 50, a Red Bank resident who has been in the Senate since 2008, having served one two-year term in the Assembly.Gopal is a 31-year-old Long Branch resident who has been the county Democratic chair since 2012. He owns and operates Direct Development, a Hazlet-based marketing, public relations and business development firm. In addition, Gopal publishes Community Magazine, a free publication which is distributed to approximately 30,000 homes around Monmouth County. He has been a board of director’s member for the Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce. He also has established a not-for-profit organization that assists local charities.last_img read more

Portland State freshman Taylor shoots for Big Sky Monday

Portland State freshman Taylor shoots for Big Sky Monday

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsNelson’s Lauren Taylor hopes to build on what has already been an amazing season on the links at Portland State when the Vikings begin play Monday in the Big Sky Conference at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ.Taylor joins Viking teammates junior Tiffany Schoning, sophomore Britney Yada, senior Kalyn Dodge and senior Alexia Brown at the 54-hole championship tournament.The winner of the tournament advances to an NCAA Regional on May 5-7, likely the West Regional at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, WA.”We have a game plan for the golf course and must commit to that and play one shot at a time,” said Portland State head Coach Kathleen Takaishi on the university website.”The team is confident going into the week, but knows it has to execute once again.”Taylor, 19, already won two tournaments this season on the Big Sky circuit in California — Cal State Fullerton Folino Invitational and UC Irvine Anteater Invitational.Those accomplishments did not go unnoticed as the Granite Pointe golfer last week earned Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year accolades — the first freshman from Portland State to claim the honour.Taylor, a graduate of L.V. Rogers High School, also was named to the All- Big Sky Conference Team with Schoning and Yada. Dodge was named to the second team.All-Conference honors are based on Golfstat.com national player rankings.Taylor’s scoring average of 75.80 is the best ever by a PSU freshman. She also tied a school scoring record for a 36-hole tournament with an even par 144 at the Folino. Taylor, a former star on the West Kootenay and B.C. Junior Golf circuit, is a two-time Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Week.The Big Sky Conference tournament starts Monday and runs through Wednesday with 18 holes of play each day at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ, a par-72, 6,162-yard course. Portland State won the 2010 Big Sky Conference Championship by two strokes over Sacramento [email protected]last_img read more

TNT halts Kia to climb to third seed

TNT halts Kia to climb to third seed

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES It took the final minute for TNT to shake off persistent Kia, 90-85, to secure the third seed in the PBA Philippine Cup after a close contest Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT RR Garcia came up big in the clutch and scored on back-to-back layups that gave the KaTropa an 89-83 lead and put the game away with 44 seconds left .The KaTropa, who improved to 4-3, could not establish a notable margin for much of the game and even trailed the Picanto, 62-58, late in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTNT kicked it into overdrive early in the fourth quarter after Jayson Castro capped off a 23-8 run with a three-pointer that put them up 81-70 with 6:35 left in the game.“I was saying to my team that Kia is unpredictable and dangerous, I don’t think our players got that message for today’s game,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “We were cruising along and Kia really played well.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NCAA volleyball: Alvarez scores season-high as JRU bolsters Final 4 bid Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Racela added he wanted his players to show that they are the better team, and not just think of the idea.“I told the team that ‘obviously we’re the better team, I’d like you all to think that you are the better team than Kia but at the same time it’s not just in your minds, you have to show it on the floor.’”After Kelly Williams gave TNT an 85-77 lead, Jackson Corpuz capped off the Picanto’s 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 85-83 with 1:35 remaining but that proved to be Kia’s last hoorah.Williams put up a game-high 23 points with eight rebounds to lead TNT wile Castro added 22 points and nine boards.Rashawn McCarthy led Kia, which is at the bottom of the standings with a 1-6 card, with 21 points and seven assists while Corpuz added 17 points and eight rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith PLAY LIST 00:51Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith03:02From UAAP to PBA, Austria and Racela renew coaching battle in finals02:19PBA Season 43 Preview: TNT Katropa01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

A big feat

A big feat

first_imgMOST READ He took the record away from Alvin Patromonio, who, ironically, was on the opposite side of the Big Dome floor that boisterous night as the Magnolia team manager.Patrimonio watched as his Hotshots lost in overtime, 97-93, after Scottie Thompson played his way through cramps to help make it Tenorio’s night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The way my teammates stepped up for me that game showed that it was truly a big deal,” Tenorio, who scored 10 points and had eight assists, went on over the phone. “(Days before) I never thought it was that big considering that I just wanted to play (all those years). I never had that record in my mind.”Like June Mar Fajardo’s five straight MVP’s, it’s hard to even think that someone could be playing that well for that long. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving “I consider this a miracle,” said the 34-year-old Tenorio after the game. “For the past 17 years, I’ve been playing competitive basketball, so I think it’s really God’s gift. He chose me—among the millions of basketball players from the PBA, NBA, international [leagues] etc.—to do this.”Tenorio was drafted as the fourth choice overall by San Miguel Beer in 2006, and he has never missed a game throughout his pro career—this despite several call-ups for national duty and the accompanying rest that he foregoes after each international tournament.Tenorio has been injury-free since the 2003 UAAP while with Ateneo, and that is why he says that this record is a miracle.“I am not religious, but I told him that he cannot thank anybody except God,” Arben Santos, the businessman who is Tenorio’s adviser, said in a separate interview. “I told him to give whatever bonus he gets from this record to the church, because this will never be repeated by anyone.”Not counting the eight games that Tenorio has played this season—the Gin Kings have a 5-3 record and are chasing a twice-to-beat advantage in the Philippine Cup playoffs—the No. 4 pick in the 2006 Draft is averaging 45.3 games per season in his first 13 years.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIEScenter_img Alab can’t wait to be healthy with playoffs nearing And with his current pact to expire at the end of next year, if another 90 games are added until his contract ends, he could wind up playing 679 straight games.And he won’t be done after next season.“I think I still have another three to four years left in me,” Tenorio went on. “As long as I can do what coach Tim (Cone) wants me to do, as long as I feel that I can play in this league, I’ll keep on playing.”For Cone, Tenorio and Patrimonio are a class of their own. “That’s why only the two of them have done it. It’s really a lot harder than people think it is. No one has come close.”“I hope this becomes the legacy I’ll leave in the PBA,” Tenorio closed.It will.And it will stand the test of time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Barangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio plays in his 597th consecutive game in the PBA. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDays before last Sunday, Barangay Ginebra spitfire LA Tenorio really couldn’t fathom what being the “Ironman” meant in the PBA.“I was asking my friends: Is that such a big deal? Why are all the news reports making a fuss out of it?” Tenorio told the Inquirer, a day after playing his 597th consecutive game to become the league’s most durable player.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img read more

10 months agoSpurs matchwinner Kane: A clear penalty

10 months agoSpurs matchwinner Kane: A clear penalty

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs matchwinner Kane: A clear penaltyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham striker Harry Kane insists they deserved their winning penalty for the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semi against Chelsea.Kane converted the first-half spot-kick after a VAR delay.He said, “I played to the whistle and nicked it round the keeper, it was a clear penalty. VAR is there for a reason and they got it right.”I’ll have to watch it back and see. I’m used to it after the World Cup, it’s a big part of football going forwards. From our point of view it doesn’t change much [waiting to hear if it was a penalty.]”Chelsea had a point to prove, they didn’t play well last time they were here. It was important we won the game going into the second leg.” last_img read more

Michigan Fan Gets Bicep Signed By Jim Harbaugh, Heads To Tattoo Parlor To Make It Permanent

Michigan Fan Gets Bicep Signed By Jim Harbaugh, Heads To Tattoo Parlor To Make It Permanent

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks on from the sidelines.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)Most fans – even crazy college football fans – get autographs from their favorite players and coaches on jerseys, footballs, pennants, or even just plain paper. But one Michigan supporter went a different route this week at Big Ten Media Days.A Michigan fan named Gerald got his bicep signed by Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh – and he’s looking to make it a permanent fixture. According to Michigan, the fan headed to the tattoo parlor to get the autograph inked on. Check it out:Our man Gerald with the bicep autograph from @CoachJim4UM… Next stop, the tattoo parlor!#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/FSR3oVc1oA— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) July 26, 2016 Considering he already has the school’s ‘M’ logo on his bicep, this isn’t a huge deal – just a nice addition. It looks like he’s ready for the 2016 season to start.last_img read more