Television Override

first_imgDo you get upset when your favorite night time shows are delayed, or in some cases cancelled, because a sporting event goes long past its allotted time?  I noticed that 60 Minutes on Sunday is now scheduled one half hour later so that NFL Football can have extra time.  They still don’t seem to get the game in even with the extra half hour.Why is it so difficult to have games scheduled in time slots that they CAN stay within?  If you know the average game lasts 3 hours and 45 minutes, then schedule that amount of time.  We know why the sporting events get preference.  They generate the most advertisement money.  However, not everyone is a sports fan.  They should have the same right to their television shows as the football fans do.I certainly don’t advocate cutting the game off with 2 minutes to go like the famous “Heidi” game, but give them a time slot that they can fit into and keep the other programs on schedule as well.  Not many people want to watch their show at midnight because the network is that far behind.last_img read more

Fast trip to Iowa helps put Ward in victory lane at Michigan’s I-96

first_imgA.J. Ward was the $1,500 IMCA Modified feature winner Friday night at I-96 Speedway. (Photo by Becky Herrington)LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 12) – A fast trip to Iowa earlier in the week helped put A.J. Ward in victory lane Friday back in his home state of Michigan.After a wreck left his car totaled, the defending Dirt Works Eastern Region champion went on line to find a new IMCA Modified ride. Adam Larson’s 2015 BMS caught his eye, the deal went down Tuesday and Ward picked the up the car on Wednesday.After a long day and a half in the shop, Ward was off to I-96 Speedway, where he got the best of Gary VanderMark in a back-and-forth battle for the $1,500 checkers Friday night.“We had half an hour to scale the car. We loaded up at 7 p.m. and missed hot laps, but we won the heat by a straightaway. That was our hot laps,” he said. “We made a couple adjustments, then drove the heck out of the car and ended up in victory lane.”Ward started the 20-lapper from fourth and was in the lead by lap six.VanderMark wouldn’t let Ward get away after a late caution. They’d swap the front spot numerous times over the final five circuits before Ward was able to get a three car-length advantage at the end.Mitchell Hunt, Shannon Fisk and Johnny DeYoung completed the top five.The victory was Ward’s career 66th in the division and second this season. Five of his 24 wins last season came at Lake Odessa.Feature results – 1. A.J. Ward; 2. Gary VanderMark; 3. Mitchell Hunt; 4. Shannon Fisk; 5. Johnny DeYoung; 6. Brenton DeYoung; 7. Cody Johnson; 8. Calvin Stemler; 9. Chad May; 10. Nick Stormzand; 11. Austin Wonch; 12. Chad Maurer; 13. Mark Davis; 14. Myron DeYoung; 15. Lucas Krick; 16. Timmy Near; 17. Mickey Carman Jr.; 18. Aaron Atkinson; 19. Troy Ziegler.last_img read more

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly To Be BCCI Chief For Six Years? AGM May Dilute Cooling-Off Period

first_imgNew Delhi: October 23 was a historic day in the annals of Indian cricket administration as a cricketer came to head the richest cricket board in the world. Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team who is credited with turning the fortunes of the team at the start of the millennium, became the first cricketer to become president of the BCCI. However, the euphoria soon turned to sadness when it was revealed that Ganguly will be at the helm of the BCCI for only nine months as he had already served two consecutive terms in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) before being nominated to the BCCI. The tenure cap was on the recommendations of the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha Panel which stated a mandatory three-year cooling off period after two consecutive terms.However, all that could change on December 1 when the BCCI conducts their Annual General Meeting (AGM). In a report by Times of India, it has been revealed that the cooling off period might be diluted. The Lodha Panel report on tenure cap had stated, “An office bearer who has held any post for two consecutive terms either in a state association or in the BCCI (or a combination of both) shall not be eligible to contest any further election without completing a cooling off period of three years. During the cooling off period, such an office bearer shall not be a member of the Governing Council or of any committee whatsoever of the BCCI or of a state association.”According to the new amendment accessed by Times of India, it is stated that, “A president and secretary who has served in such position for two consecutive terms in BCCI (not state association) shall not be eligible to contest without completion of cooling off.”This amendment effectively means that Ganguly’s period in Cricket Association of Bengal since 2014 when he was the joint-secretary and then elected unopposed as head of the CAB will not be counted in the cooling off period and that two consecutive terms ONLY IN BCCI will merit a cooling off period. This means that Ganguly could be at the helm of the BCCI until 2025. However, since this was framed by the Supreme Court, any changes or amendments will have to get approval from them.Also Read | This Is How Much Time Virat Kohli Took To Give Nod For Day-Night TestsHowever, the BCCI AGM agenda has said a three-fourth’s majority of the members at an AGM will be enough for amendments in rules and regulations to go through. The loophole will be that the recommendation of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that changes cannot be given effect without the leave of the Supreme Court is “not practical at all times”. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Petra Organisation supports WDFA U-17 Tournament

first_imgPETRA Organisation, as part of its stated mission to assist in the development of football within communities, listed the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) as the latest recipient of its goodwill when member Mark Alleyne made a presentation of balls and the winning trophy, during a simple ceremony that was conducted at the Ministry of Education ground on Wednesday.The items were presented to WDFA secretary Adrian Giddings in the presence of Petra Organisation co-Director Troy Mendonca and Women’s Football Association president Charmine Wade, during the staging of the semifinals of this year’s Milo 18-and-Under Schools football tournament.Mendonca, speaking at the occasion, said that the gesture represents what the organisation stands for: which is to help further the development of the sport and to foster better camaraderie among the various communities.Giddings, in his response, thanked the organisation for its support which, according to him, will be used for the staging of the Association’s Under-17 tournament, due to commence shortly.last_img read more

Commission releases terms for master lease

first_imgUSC took another step on Wednesday toward obtaining day-to-day control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.The university, along with the Coliseum Commission, the stadium’s nine-member governing body, released a list of terms outlining modifications to the existing lease, which was enacted in 2008.Agreement · According to the term sheet, the university would be allowed to sell naming rights for the Coliseum as long as the name includes “Memorial Coliseum.” – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThe 16-page terms sheet outlines major provisions that would be included in an amended lease. If agreed upon, the term sheet would be transferred into an amended lease document subject to the commission’s vote.“We are moving toward entering into a long-term master lease with USC, where USC would be the master tenant at the Coliseum and be responsible for operating and maintaining the stadium,” said L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a member of the commission. “In exchange for this long- term lease, USC will be obligated to undertake several tens of millions of dollars in improvements to the stadium that the Coliseum desperately needs.”Under the proposed list of terms, USC will have the exclusive right to manage the Coliseum, the adjacent Los Angeles Sports Arena, as well as other facilities around Exposition Park. It will also hold first refusal rights to lease the 88-year-old facility and be afforded the opportunity to extend the deal as far as 2054.In 2007, the university lobbied for control of the publicly-owned venue before eventually agreeing upon the current 25-year lease that stipulates that the university annually gives eight percent of ticket sales and $1.8 million to the commission provided the commission supports upgrades to the stadium.The commission, however, acknowledged in June it would be unable to make nearly $60 million in necessary renovations, breaking the terms of the original lease, which has led USC to seek day-to-day operational control of the facility.“Primarily, we believe this facility needs to be improved,” said Tom Sayles, USC’s senior vice president for university relations. “The Coliseum currently has the obligation to make those improvements. We are willing to invest the money to make those improvements.”Under the released terms, USC will be responsible for completing a list of renovations by the end of 2021. The exact cost is unknown.“The Coliseum is at a crossroads,” Yaroslavsky said. “We can either make it a functioning, viable venue for athletic events, or we can make it a museum piece. We don’t want this to become like the Roman Colosseum. We want this to be the 21st century Los Angeles Coliseum.”To help pay for the renovations, the school would be given the option to sell the naming rights of the stadium to a corporate sponsorship provided “Memorial Coliseum” is included in the name.Under the terms of the master lease, USC can also make the Coliseum available to no more than one NFL team for up to four seasons, and outside of football season, the commission can reserve eight days to hold public events such as graduations or Fourth of July celebrations.“What we want to make sure is that the public can continue to have access to this venue,” Sayles said. “They would have the right to come in and utilize the facility for a period of time.”Coliseum Commission Vice President Don Knabe said he was optimistic about successful negotiations between the university and the commission.“At the end of the day, hopefully we can negotiate the terms that are fair to both, fair to the public and preserve this wonderful facility for many years to come,” Knabe said.last_img read more

Lincoln Riley may wait until after camp to name Sooners’ starting quarterback

first_imgFormer Alabama starter and graduate transfer Jalen Hurts remains the favorite to get the starting nod before the season begins in early September. But he enters camp with young talent in redshirt freshman Tanner Mordecai and true freshman Spencer Rattler.Riley wants to see one of the signal-callers take command of the offense and the entire team, for that matter.He has already spoken highly of Hurts but is sticking to an age-old proverb when it comes to replacing former Sooner starters in Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield.”We’ve got an interesting dynamic in there with Jalen as an older, more experienced guy that’s been through a lot of battles, and we’ve got some very young, talented players in there with a chance to make a name for themselves,” Riley said previously. “It’s really, truly, ‘May the best man win.'”The coach definitely knows his stuff and has produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners (Mayfield, 2017; Murray, 2018). So, Riley will consider “feel” as well as how the players perform at camp. Lincoln Riley on Jalen Hurts starting at Oklahoma: ‘If he wins the job, then we’ll talk about that’ Lincoln Riley will take his time when it comes to naming the Sooners’ starting quarterback.In fact, Riley will even wait until after camp — even if he’d prefer to have it set in stone before then. Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks cleared in Title IX investigation, rejoins team, report says “It’s one of those things that when you know, you know,” Riley said Friday. “We evaluate stats, but it’s off a feel. It’s more than just the numbers. It’s the feel of the guy that’s gonna not only produce and play the best but also lead the best as well.”I’m not super experienced, but I’m experienced enough to know I’m darn sure not nailing it down right now. We’ll see how it unfolds.” “You get a lot more accurate snapshot of where these guys are really at, as camp unfolds,” Riley said during the school’s media day Friday. “I would prefer to (name a starter during camp) because then you’re able to get it out of the way, you’re able to start to focus your reps in on the starter and the team knows — everybody knows — and you can move on.”The third-year coach doesn’t want to rush the process, and has quite the competition playing for a spot under center. Related News NCAA changes transfer guidelines after increase in immediate eligibility waiverslast_img read more

‘The Last Dance’: Twitter joins Michael Jordan in roasting Jerry Krause

first_imgIt likely has served as many people’s introduction to former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, both the architect of Chicago’s dynasty and the cause of its destruction. “The Last Dance” pulls no punches with the two-time NBA Executive of the Year, who died in 2017, six months after being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.He’s presented — not entirely unfairly — as someone whose inexplicable destruction of one of the sport’s great dynasties is credited at least in part to his need for validation and credit in building it. Jackson is even quoted as saying Krause told him he could win 82 games and still be gone after the season. MORE: Best Michael Jordan moments, quotes and more from ‘The Last Dance’Needless to say, Krause’s relationship with players was tenuous at best and outright hostile at worst, as evidenced by a verbal confrontation he had with Pippen on the team bus. The first two episodes show Jordan in particular making fun of Krause to his face:Michael Jordan clowning former Bulls GM Jerry Krause throughout #TheLastDance.”Jerry, you want to do some layups with us? They gotta lower the rim.”— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) April 20, 2020“Are those short pills or diet pills??”Jerry Krause definitely cried himself to sleep that night… 😂😂 #MichaelJordan #Bulls— A2D Radio (@a2dradio_com) April 20, 2020In that vein, the first two episodes did little to validate Krause or his intentions. And so Twitter joined Jordan in roasting the man Chicago not-so-lovingly called “Crumbs:”We’ve always known that Jerry Krause was the villain in the Bulls story and his philosophy on that particular team was highly questionable. But while we magnify his shortcomings and make jokes, let’s not forget that man is deceased and isn’t here to defend himself.— Julius Peppers (@juliuspeppers_) April 20, 2020Biggest Ls of #TheLastDance Night 1:1. Jerry Krause2. Scottie Pippen’s agent3. Rick Carlisle4. Every player on the 1984 Bulls protecting that secret5. French audio producer guy who tried to sneak an autograph from MJ in the tunnel6. Jerry Krause— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) April 20, 2020*Someone refers to Jerry Krause*Michael Jordan:— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) April 20, 2020jerry krause after every bulls championship— alex (@steven_lebron) April 20, 2020Yo. Was Mr. Swackhammer — owner of Moron Mountain — based off of Jerry Krause? #TheLastDance— Dennis Chambers (@DennisChambers_) April 20, 2020Thank you, Jerry Krause. – Lakers fans— ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) April 20, 2020“Idc if you win 82 games. This is your last year w the Bulls” – Jerry Krause— 🏁TheHatersBallShow🇹🇹 (@_WordSmiff_) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause is about to quickly reach the Carole Baskin level of internet shenanigans. 😭— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) April 20, 2020Everything said about Jerry Krause on #TheLastDance was 💯accurate.Dude gave me my shot in the NBA but screwed me every chance he got. I remained professional until he lied about me to Coach Smith & I never forgave him for that because he never apologized to me.— Scott Williams NBA (@scottwill42) April 20, 2020Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, Ron Harper, Toni Kukoč, & Phil Jackson on the same roster and winning five chips in seven years*No one:Absolutely no one:Literally no one ever:Jerry Krause: Welp, time to rebuild.🤷🏻‍♂️ 🤔 🤯 #TheLastDance 💃🏼— Erik T Jones (@Joan_Zee) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause is the Donald Trump of the NBA: jealous of superior men, and who, because of his narcissism, ego and bitterness, would rather destroy an institution rather than see it thrive despite his ugly behavior. #TheLastDance— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) April 20, 2020MJ: “When you see the footage, you’re gonna think I’m a horrible guy”Jerry Krause: hold my beer #TheLastDance— Michael Rust (@MikeRust18) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause is the epitome of the uncle you try to avoid at thanksgiving— Joey (@JoeyMulinaro) April 20, 2020I’d watch a 10 part documentary of nothing but MJ teasing Jerry Krause about his height— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause=Dave Gettleman 🤷🏾‍♂️🤣🤣— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) April 20, 2020 The Sunday premiere of “The Last Dance” has already proven to be both a cultural phenomenon and an illuminating experience for those too young to have firsthand experience of Michael Jordan’s dominance or the Bulls’ ’90s dynasty.The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary delves into the Bull’s final season of that dynasty, with Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman winning the team’s sixth and last championship under coach Phil Jackson. It provides never-before-seen footage of that team and commentary from those who were associated with it, already doing a fantastic job of contextualizing just how great those teams were.last_img read more

49ers draft picks 2020: Who did San Francisco take? Full list of NFL Draft selections

first_imgThe 49ers also used one of their picks to the Redskins in exchange for left tackle Trent Williams, who will replace Joe Staley, who announced his retirement on Saturday.San Francisco used its late-round picks to add Georgia TE Charlie Woerner and Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings.Here’s a look at the 49ers’ 2020 NFL Draft:MORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Full results | Team-by-team grades | Winners & losers The 49ers were pretty quiet in the 2020 NFL Draft, but when you’re coming off a Super Bowl appearance and retain a large bulk of your roster, there aren’t too many moves to make.San Francisco got a near-perfect replacement for DeForest Buckner, whom they traded to add an extra first-round pick, with South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw. They then used that extra first-rounder to pick up Arizona State WR Brand Aiyuk, an explosive slot receiver who should complement Deebo Samuel and George Kittle very nicely. 49ers draft picks 2020: Who did San Francisco pick?Round 1, Pick No. 14: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South CarolinaRound 1, Pick No. 25:  Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona StateRound 6, Pick No. 190:  Charlie Woerner, TE, GeorgiaRound 7, Pick No. 217:  Jauan Jennings, WR, TennesseeWhen do the 49ers pick next?The 49ers are done in the 2020 NFL Draft, barring any trades to move back into the draft.RoundPick No.114 (from Buccaneers)125 (from Vikings)61907217 (from Lions)MORE:  Read the latest NFL Draft news at SN’s draft HQRecent 49ers Round 1 picks2019: DE Nick Bosa2018: OT Mike McGlinchey2017: DE Solomon Thomas; LB Reuben Foster2016: DT DeForest Buckner; G Joshua Garnett2015: DT Arik Armstead49ers mock draft 2020 Here are the latest 2020 NFL Draft projections for the 49ers, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft :RoundPick No.PlayerPositionCollege113 (from Colts)Jerry JeudyWRAlabama131Ross BlacklockDTTCU5156 (from Broncos)Kenny WillekesDEMichigan State5176Colby ParkinsonTEStanford6210Jamycal HastyRBBaylor7217 (from Lions)Javelin GuidryCBUtah7245Jalen ElliottSNotre Damelast_img read more

Study: Net farm income rises in Iowa as net farm worth falls

first_imgAMES — A report from the Iowa State University Extension shows a slight increase in net farm income but a decrease in total farm assets and net farm worth.ISU Extension economist Alejandro Plastina says the Iowa Farm Costs and Returns Analysis shows net farm income rose by six-percent last year, while the average net farm worth fell by seven-percent.  Plastina says, “We learned that profitability went slightly up in 2018 compared to 2017, but overall, asset values and net worth actually declined, compared to the previous year.”He says the rate of return for Iowa farmers hasn’t budged in six years.  “Since 2013, the rate of return has not gone above 2.5%,” Plastina says, “where if we go back to 2009, ’10, ’11 and ’12, the rate of return was between eight and ten-percent, so a big drop.” He notes, the rate of return hasn’t changed much since 2013, unfortunately.Plastina says one of the surprises from the report is that the size of the average Iowa farm declined by 21 acres, the lowest since 2013. He says a combination of factors likely led to that. “Some farms might have dropped some of the rented acres where they were less profitable,” Plastina says. “Some farms might have dropped from the database, especially those larger farms.”The report was limited to farms with sales of $100,000 or more. The analysis did not contain 2019 information. This year saw severe flooding and planting delays that could delay harvest and reduce yields.last_img read more

Broward School District to Vote on Week-long Thanksgiving Break

first_imgThe Broward School District is considering a schedule change for the next academic year, and it is allowing people to vote on it.An online poll asks parents and staff to choose their favorite school calendar for next year.The options for 2020-21 are:School starts August 19 and ends June 7 with a three-day Thanksgiving break. First semester would end after winter break, on January 6.School starts August 19 with a last day of June 9 and a week-long Thanksgiving break. First semester would end January 7.School opens on August 24 and finishes on June 10 with a three-day Thanksgiving break. First semester would end January 11.In terms of the second option, which includes a longer Thanksgiving break, Broward teachers’ union president Anna Fusco says that many students end up skipping the first two days of that week anyway due to visiting family, thereby increasing the number of absences and lesson that have to be retaught.Two years ago, Palm Beach County schools introduced a week-long Thanksgiving break which has proven to be popular.Online voting will be available until the school board meets to select a calendar, most likely in December or January.last_img read more