Iowa’s 43rd governor to take oath for four-year term today

first_imgYou can hear coverage of the inaugural ceremonies at 9:00 AM this morning on AM-1300 KGLO as we’ll join coverage from Iowa Public Television DES MOINES — Later this morning, Governor Kim Reynolds will take the oath of office for a four-year term.“It’s very humbling,” Reynolds told Radio Iowa recently. “I’m really honored and humbled. It’s a privilege to get to do this. I’m just really excited.”When Reynolds raises her right hand, she will rest her other hand on the same Bible she used on May 24, 2017. That’s when Reynolds took over as governor in the middle of a four-year term.“It’s my Bible from confirmation, way back when,” she said during a Radio Iowa interview earlier this month.Reynolds plans to wear a bracelet with the imprint of a Bible verse, too. It’s a gift from her daughters.“The girls gave me a really, really nice, neat little inspirational bracelet the night of the election,” Reynolds said.She’s now the first woman to be elected by Iowans to be governor. Her inaugural address is scheduled to start sometime between 10:15 and 10:30. Reynolds reached today’s milestone by defeating a Democratic challenger by about three percent — the closest race for governor in 62 years.“How grateful I am to be given the opportunity to lead,” Reynolds told Radio Iowa. “It’s not something that I’m taking lightly.”Former State Senator Maggie Tinsman of Bettendorf is the co-founder of 50-50 in 2020, a group dedicated to helping elect women. And Tinsman is thrilled about today.“Women know how to bring people together and solve the problem,” Tinsman said. “That’s what politics is — problem solving.”Tinsman predicts Reynolds will set an example that will encourage other women to run for political office.“When you have the top leader be a female, it means other women will think: ‘Well, maybe I could do that,’” Tinsman said.There are a variety of events on today’s schedule. In addition to this morning’s “swearing in” ceremony, there’s an open house at the governor’s mansion starting at noon. An open house at the state capitol starts at 2 p.m.Attendance at the two inaugural balls in Des Moines this evening could be affected by the snow that’s in the forecast. That’s a “little bit” of a worry to the governor.“But we’re in Iowa, so we’re hearty,” Reynolds told reporters at the statehouse yesterday. “…I know if I bought a dress and shoes and was ready to go, I’d probably do everything I could — while being safe — to get to the ball, so hopefully it won’t be too bad and we’ll have a good turn-out.”A waiting list developed for tickets to the inaugural ball that will be held at the convention center in downtown Des Moines, so a second ball will be held in a venue nearby. Last night, a service of dedication was held at the Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, “which is, honestly, one of my favorite parts,” Reynolds said yesterday.“And then, we’ll get sworn in and go have a party. How about that? Go have a ball.”State Representative Joel Fry is from Osceola, the town Reynolds has called home since the early 1990s.“There’s a lot of excitement in Osceola…plenty of people coming up for enjoy the festivities,” Fry said yesterday. “People know her well. She was our (Clarke County) Treasurer for many years, so she’s know from the courthouse perspective, but also known as a community member. Her children went to school there, so they’re all known in the community as well.”Fry calls the weather forecast “iffy” and admits it could cause problems tonight for people from the southern Iowa community who bought tickets for one of the inaugural balls.last_img read more

Sarah-Jane snatches victory for England

first_img11 Jul 2013 Sarah-Jane snatches victory for England New international Sarah-Jane Boyd is the toast of the England team tonight after she pulled the side through to the semi-finals of the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, York, with a dramatic singles win on the 21st hole.The cheers rang out from the crowd of spectators who stayed into the evening to follow her crucial match and who watched as she holed the 2½-footer which gave England a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands.“I have never felt so much pressure,” said the 21-year-old from Truro in Cornwall, who is pictured with her celebrating team mates (image © Leaderboard Photography). “It’s for the team and you know everyone is wanting it so much. It was the best feeling I have ever had when that putt went in.”Tomorrow England will play Spain in one semi-final. The other will be contested by Finland and Austria, who caused the upset of the championship so far, when they knocked out top qualifiers Denmark.The quarter-finals started with great promise for England when the team won both the morning foursomes. The lead pairing of Georgia Hall and Hayley Davis were on stunning form, defeating their opponents by 7/5. They had four birdies and an eagle as they swept to victory on the 13th hole. Then, Bronte Law and Lauren Taylor secured the second point in a tight match which ended on the 18th and which kept a large crowd enthralled.It meant England needed just two wins from the five singles – but before long the match turned into a cliffhanger and for much of the afternoon it looked as though the team would fall just short.British champion Georgia Hall was always up in her match and duly secured her point with a 4/3 win. But behind her the rest of the team was faced with a determined charge from the Netherlands, who won three of the remaining games to level the scoreline.Sarah-Jane was also trailing for much of her match and in fact was only ever ahead once – when it counted on the 21st. She was two down after three holes but gradually pulled back, getting to one down after seven and all square after 13.Her opponent birdied the 15th to go back to one up, but Sarah-Jane came straight back with her own birdie on the 16th to square matters again. Hole after hole was then halved, with both golfers producing thrilling golf. On the 20th, for example, the Dutch player conjured up a miracle shot from an awkward stance in a fairway bunker, rifling the ball into the green. Meanwhile Sarah-Jane pitched up stone dead from a swale by the green to secure the half.The decider was the par three 21st, where Sarah-Jane’s tee shot found the green and she two-putted for par, while her opponent’s shot was just short and she failed to get up and down.Sarah-Jane is making her England debut this week, having won the British stroke play and English championships within the last year. England captain Emma Brown commented: “She did really well to hold her nerve, she’s playing in this team environment for the first time and she was very impressive. There was some great golf over the last few holes, it was fabulous.”England results:FoursomesGeorgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Hayley Davis (Ferndown) beat Charlotte Puts and Ileen Domela Nieuwenhuis 7/5Bronte Law (Bramhall) & Lauren Taylor (Woburn) beat Myrte Eikenaar and Dewi Weber 1 upSinglesHall beat Martien Schipper 4/3Law lost to Eikenaar 1 downDavis lost to Dewi Weber 3/2Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) beat Nieuwenhuis at 21stMeghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) lost to Puts 1 down.England tee off against Spain tomorrow at 9.10am. Order of play:Foursomes0910 Georgia Hall & Hayley Davis0920 Bronte Law & Meghan MacLarenSingles1430 Georgia Hall1438 Sarah-Jane Boyd1446 Hayley Davis1454 Lauren Taylor1502 Bronte Lawlast_img read more

Overtime 3-19-14…Pitt is not done, take it to the bank!

first_imgBILL NEAL:10 I am going to start you off with this information because some of you older cats doze off before you get to the end of the column…Terrence Taylor!  The first and biggest event of the New Year is coming at you and fast.  The greatest cornerback in NFL history will head up an all-star cast of other members of the greatest team in NFL history…THE – PITTSBURGH – STEELERS!!!  The rule changer, Mel Blount, and the man that held down the other side of the field when they didn’t throw to Mel’s side…J.T. Thomas (tell me again why J.T.’s not in the Hall of Fame?)  Anyway, Mel, J.T., Louis “Lou” Lipps, Randy Grossman, Robin “Big Rob” Cole, the legendary Andy Russell, Mike Wagner, and “The Judge” Dwayne Woodruff will suit up together one more time for a big time charity event to benefit Champion Enterprises’ Safe Summer Programs.  Saturday, March 29 at the magnificent Rivers Casino on the North Shore. The Red Carpet Dress to Impress extravaganza will be upstairs in the Grand Ballroom. Your $25 donation will include cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, free parking, free photograph and/or autographs with the players and autographs on your favorite Steelers item (one item per person). The evening will be highlighted by the Tim Stevens/Leonard Johnson Project, featuring international saxophone superstar Kenny Blake.  For more information, call The Champions at 412-628-4856 (be advised capacity is for the first 500 people).  Other legendary celebrity superstars include B.B. Flenory, Jennifer Bruce, Myron Brown, Master Jacquet Bazemore, and “Smokin’” Jim Frazier, just to name a few…and yes boys and girls, the Patriot Girls models will be there too…Big Smile!:09 Speaking of Jennifer Bruce…and I was, tell me again why her uniform is not retired and hanging in the Petersen Event Center’s rafters.  All she did is score more points than all the men in Pitt basketball history. I’m just saying.:08 If Pittsburgh is between Jacksonville and New England, why couldn’t we sign Darrelle Reeves instead of the Patriots.  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?:07 The greatest of all time, in this order, the Top 10, no exceptions.  Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Oscar Robinson, Larry Byrd, Jerry West and Connie Hawkins. Now shut up and watch the game will ya!:06 And for the record, I’d put Dennis “Mad Man” Rodman on LeBron and the party would be over…Didn’t I tell you to shut up.:05 Eddie, still the president of the “Know it All Club” Jefferies, you are exactly right about Pitt and “South of the Border My Bad!”:04 I don’t know where you take your child to be educated and developed, but it should be Banks Learning Center with two of Pittsburgh’s finest people, Linda Banks and Dr. Terri. They got it going on up there and them tiny tots be jammin. Go take a tour.  Call 412 -247-3922 for information.:03 Ziggy Hood is gone…who?  Yeah, I know!:02 Welcome the triple threat to “The Locker Room,” Lorraine Turner. Educator, model and the lady knows her movies.:01 Pitt is not done. Beware of the Panther…and that you can take to the bank!~ GAME OVER ~Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter us at our mobile app at read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESVICTOR ESPINOZA, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER: “It feels great to be back in the winner’s circle. It’s very encouraging to go forward in my career after what happened. This has put me on a different level, mentally as well after what happened. I thought I would never be back to ride. It was not easy not riding (during the past three week period).“I lightened up on my therapy for a week or two and then started to train hard again. I only rode two horses in coming back. This horse (St. Joe Bay) was the first horse I worked since my accident. He’s a different horse since then. He’s changed since that work.  The next time I worked him he was so positive. He built up with more weight and he was so happy. The combination changed him for the good. I never thought he would win that easy. This is fun and exciting.“I tried to jump in and open up as much as I could and he took it from there. He wanted to come out of there but really his body was not too capable so bobbled a bit, but by the second stride he picked up nicely and then I just let him cruise to the lead.”TYLER BAZE, DR. DOOR, SECOND: “I didn’t think he was going to be that lazy, but besides that he got rolling and he tried hard. I think he ran really well off the layoff. I’d like to thank Bob (Baffert) for the opportunity and would love to ride him back.TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SADLER, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER: “No, this doesn’t make up for the last one (scant nose defeat of Catapult in the Kilroe Mile). We’re really happy for Victor who’s on his comeback. He’s worked hard and it’s been tough with the calendar. He was ready to go a month ago and he had to stop, so it’s good for him to get back to the winner’s circle.“The horse got was second, got beat a head in this race last year. It’s a good distance for him, he got out, got rolling and the rest is history.”NOTES: The winning owners are Kosta and Peter Hronis.last_img read more

ONE: Joshua Pacio gets new opponent for first strawweight defense

first_imgLATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk San Miguel stint is Terrence Romeo’s shot at redemption, says Leo Austria Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacio, one of four current world champions out of Team Lakay, was initially set to face Hayato Suzuki in a rematch but he’s now scheduled to take on another Japanese challenger in Yosuke Saruta on January 19.Saruta was tapped as a replacement for reasons yet to be disclosed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 31-year-old Saruta has won eight of his last 10 fights.He is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Alex Silva earlier this month in his ONE Championship debut.center_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio will be making his first title defense against a different foe in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory next month in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT The much-younger Pacio, 22, won the gold strap after beating Yoshitaka Naito three months ago on points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View commentslast_img read more

February 21st Community Events Photos

first_imgRetro Relics/The Rabbit Hole hosted its first monthly Songwriters’ Circle. This gives musicians a chance to practice performances and to get feedback on thier songs.                         Picture: Amber Davy Ice and snow sculptures still stand tall in Centennial Park during the beautiful Sunday afternoon.                                                                                                          Pictures: Amber Davy- Advertisement – Lots of people in Fort St. John get out to enjoy their Sunday afternoon.                 Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

City applies for mediation as contract talks with union stall

first_imgCamilleri was tight lipped on what the union is seeking from the city, and what concessions the city was asking for from the union.According to a press release put out by the city, city council directed its bargaining team to apply for mediation in the hopes of reaching an agreement.The release also says city council gave the city’s bargaining committee a “mandate based on municipal settlements and agreements around the province.”We will provide more details as the come. Fort St. John and the union representing city works have applied for mediation over ongoing contract negotiations.The city announced the move in a release late today, saying negotiations have stalled following a series of five meetings between the two parties.City workers, represented under the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, have been working without a contract since the end of 2014.- Advertisement -Rashid Hasan, the city’s human resources director who is leading the city’s bargaining committee, said in an interview the city made a final offer to the union May 29.Much of that agreement was agreed upon, however, Hasan said there are a few monetary issues the parties need to work out, including wages and benefits.“Mediation will definitely resolve this, I’m very confident,” said Hasan.Advertisement “When an impasses is reached, sometimes a third party comes in and sorts it out.”The provincial labour board has already assigned the parties amediator — Christina Bains — although a date for the parties to meet has not yet been set.Union negotiator Brent Camilleri said any possible strike action rests on the outcome of mediation.“Until that process concludes, we try not to bargain in the media,” he said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Reports – Tottenham in advanced talks with Germany World Cup winner

first_img Christoph Kramer 1 Tottenham are in advanced talks to bring German World Cup winner Christoph Kramer to White Hart Lane, according to reports in Germany.The 23-year-old is currently in the second season of a two-year spell at Borussia Monchengladbach from parent club Bayer Leverkusen and has been scouted by Spurs Technical Director Franco Baldini on several occasions this term.Kramer, who can operate in a variety of midfield roles, has impressed Mauricio Pochettino and could be the man to turn around the north London club’s below-par start to the Premier League campaign.The talented defensive midfielder has impressed at Monchengladbach but it remains to be seen whether the Bundesliga outfit can find the funds to capture the Germany international on a permanent deal.That could open the door for Spurs to move for Kramer and tempt Leverkusen to cash in on the player while his stock is still high following his World Cup final appearance in Brazil.last_img read more

Parents in battle to name baby ‘Griezmann Mbappe’

first_imgBut if the name was meant as a tribute to two of the players who helped France to World Cup glory this summer, officials were less impressed.Authorities tasked with ensuring children’s names are in their interests have flagged the case to prosecutors, the local mayor’s office told the newspaper.If prosecutors share the opinion that such an eye-catching name could cause the child problems in life, a family court could order the couple to change the name.Such cases have repeatedly made headlines in France.Earlier this month authorities in the eastern city of Dijon launched a legal bid to stop a mother naming her son “Jihad”.Despite her argument that the name does not necessarily have violent connotations in Arabic — it can mean a struggle against sin within oneself — authorities worried the baby would face prejudice.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A little boy born in the central French town of Brive was bestowed with first names honouring Antoine Griezmann (R, pictured October 2018) and Kylian Mbappe, a decision which authorities flagged © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEBRIVE-LA-GAILLARDE, France, Nov 28 – French authorities are seeking to ban a couple of apparently football-obsessed parents from naming their baby “Griezmann Mbappe” after two of the national team’s heroes.The little boy was born in the central town of Brive this month and immediately bestowed with first names honouring Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, regional newspaper La Montagne reported Wednesday.last_img read more

This amazing Arsenal side didn’t cost much, but is full of world class players

first_imgGOALKEEPERDavid Seaman’s £1.3million transfer from Queens Park Rangers was a British transfer record for a goalkeeper in 1990, which was two years before the Premier League began. Lehmann, however, arrived in 2003 for similar money from Borussia Dortmund and was an ‘Invincible’ in his first season at the club. Other highlights include saving a Juan Roman Riquelme penalty in the 2006 Champions League semi-final, but Arsenal may never have seen their eccentric German play between the sticks had he joined Liverpool from Milan in 1999. In the end he decided to go to Dortmund and Gooners everywhere are glad for it. Will Bernd Leno, the £19.2m buy from Bayer Leverkusen, replace him on this list one day?DEFENCEAt £7m, Lauren is the most expensive defender in this line-up. He won five major trophies in seven seasons with Arsenal following his move from Mallorca in 2000. Sol Campbell, one of the best centre-backs of his era, was a free transfer from Spurs, much to the anger of their north London rivals. Not much got past him or Kolo Toure, who arrived from Ivory Coast side ASEC Mimosas in 2002. Clichy proved to be a more than adequate replacement for Ashley Cole despite barely playing for Cannes before joining the Gunners in 2003.MIDFIELDGilberto Silva, a £4.5m purchase from Atletico Mineiro, was the wall in Arsenal’s midfield, while Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires provided the pace and trickery on the flanks, with Patrick Vieira’s steel in the centre of the park providing a good balance. Vieira was unknown when he arrived from Milan in 1996, but became one of the best players in Europe. Pires was being tracked by Real Madrid in 2000, but Arsenal were the team he left Marseille for, while Ljungberg endeared himself to the Highbury faithful by scoring on his debut against Man United after joining from Swedish club Halmstad in 1998.ATTACKIt may have seemed a lot to some at the time, but the £11m Arsenal paid Juventus for Thierry Henry proved to be a steal. By the time he left for Barcelona in a £16m transfer in 2007, he was their top scoring player and a big reason for their utter dominance of English football in the early part of the last decade. Anelka, meanwhile, cost less than £1m in 1997 and went from gangly striker to the most coveted in European football. Before joining, the 19-year-old had scored just once for Paris Saint-Germain and then formed part of Arsenal’s double winners in 1998. He joined Real Madrid in 1999 for £23m. An honourable mention goes to Robin van Persie, the £2.75m buy from Feyenoord. 1 Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was known for his frugal ways during his 22 years in charge. If he could avoid spending huge sums of money on players then he would.And it often worked out, as you can see by this quality team full of players who turned out to be bargains.center_img put together an XI, but excluded academy graduates and kept it in the Premier League era last_img read more