first_imgLoad remaining images A full gallery of hundreds of images can be seen below! Returning for its third straight year, the Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World festival brought a number of top-tier performers and thousands of fans to the beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY. With a headlining set from New Orleans piano wizard Dr. John, funky jams from Kermit Ruffins, Soulive and more, family friendly activities including a showcase from the Big Apple Circus and more, this was truly a festival to remember!Thanks to LAWW, we have a stunning gallery of photos to share from the event. Check it out below!last_img

first_imgStory Links Buy Tickets Live Video DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team hosts nearby Simpson College on Saturday, Nov. 19, afternoon for the third meeting in as many seasons between the two programs. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at the Knapp Center.The game will be broadcast via The Valley on ESPN3 and on radio on Praise 940-AM.The first 1,500 fans in attendance at Saturday’s game will receive a 2016-17 basketball schedule magnet courtesy of Golden Rule. Additionally, fans can purchase a general admission ticket for $5 by bringing five non-perishable food items to donate at the Knapp Center as part of Hoops 4 Soups.Drake has won four-straight games against the Storm dating back to 1946 and leads the all-time series by a 26-13 margin. In his two games against Simpson, Drake junior Reed Timmer has scored 38 total points while shooting 12-of-15 (.800).Timmer has been Drake’s top scorer in both games this season with 17 points in the season opener against South Dakota and 15 points in the loss at UMKC. In the loss at UMKC, Timmer surpassed 900 career points and currently has 907 career points as he closes in on 1,000 career points in his junior season.Simpson will be playing the second of three games in four days when its visits the Bulldogs. The Storm host Augsburg on Friday evening and Waldorf on Monday. The Storm opened the season with a 75-65 win over Monmouth (Ill.). Sam Amsbaugh led Simpson in that win with 25 points on 8-of-9 shooting.Following Saturday’s contest, the Bulldogs travel to Alaska for the GCI Great Alaska Shootout Nov. 24-26. The Bulldogs open play in the three-game event on Nov. 24 against Iona at 8:30 p.m. CST on CBS Sports Network. Live Audio center_img Live Stats Print Friendly Version Drake Game Notes last_img read more

first_imgNAPA — After steadfastly declining to talk about issues relating to wide receiver Antonio Brown, Raiders coach Jon Gruden sounded like a man Saturday night who had a pretty good idea his most valuable offensive player along with quarterback Derek Carr would soon be back in the fold.“I support this guy,” Gruden said. “I think that’s what needs to be said.”Brown was not with the Raiders during Saturday night’s 14 … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)last_img

first_imgDespite a spectacular opening ceremony of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, complaints over operational lapses continue to plague the Games.During the first joint press conference of the CWG Organising Committee and the Games federation, the officials were bombarded with complaints over faulty weighing machines, lack of information on CWG website and the even the travails of the Australian contingent during the opening ceremony.But CGF chief Mike Fennell said that no matter how well organised a multi-discipline Games are, problems occur on a daily basis and they are tackled as and when they occur.”We witnessed a spectacular opening ceremony. It was a success. There were a few operational issues when the events began but we are meeting on a daily basis to sort out the issues. They will be corrected,” Fennell said here on Tuesday.”I have seen international events like the Beijing Olympics and the Pan American Games and there were issues there as well.”There were complaints that the Australian contingent were made to wait close to an hour in the tunnel at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on Sunday and ‘were treated like cattle’. CWG OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi, on his part, said the incident was unfortunate.”If they (Australians) had problems during the ceremony, I apologise to them,” he said.”There were a few issues, but we have sorted most of them out. Such issues crop up regularly, which is normal. That is why we meet every day to sort them out. Tomorrow is the deadline and all issues would be sorted out,” Kalmadi said.advertisementOne of the biggest concerns on the opening day of events was the faulty weighing machines in boxing which gave inconsistent reading. OC secretary general Lalit Bhanot, however, brushed it off as a minor issue and said it had been taken care of. He also said that all information on athletes and events would be uploaded within 24 hours.last_img read more

first_imgA closeup of Joey Bosa leaving the field.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after being ejected for targeting during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program won the 2016 NFL Draft, having 12 former Buckeyes taken during the draft’s seven rounds (including five in the first round). Two more former OSU stars – Tyvis Powell and Jalin Marshall – have already agreed to unsigned free agent deals. 12 Buckeyes off to new places in this record-setting draft. Congrats guys and best of luck! #NFLDraft2016 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/WOA2bcREwI— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 30, 2016What numbers will OSU’s rookies wear in the NFL? Here’s what we’ve found. Joey Bosa – 99New Chargers DE Joey Bosa on his new number: “97 was taken. Not too many choices. But I like 99.” Was either 90, 96 or 99.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) April 29, 2016Ezekiel Elliott – 21. @OhioStateFB RB Ezekiel Elliott @EzekielElliott to wear No. 21 for Dallas Cowboys. Other 21s: Joseph Randle, Julius Jones, Deion Sanders.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) May 2, 2016Eli Apple – not yet known.Taylor Decker – not yet known. Darron Lee – not yet known. Michael Thomas – 13. Vonn Bell – not yet known. Adolphus Washington – not yet known. Braxton Miller – 13. Nick Vannett – not yet known. Joshua Perry – not yet known. Cardale Jones – No. 7 (this hasn’t been officially announced, but it looks like Jones hinted at it on Twitter.)~7~— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2016Jalin Marshall – not yet known. Tyvis Powell – not yet known.last_img read more

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,776.30, up 55.30 points):Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up 21 cents, 7.24 per cent, to $3.11 on 8.3 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Up 80 cents, or 6.74 per cent, to $12.67 on 5.9 million shares.Hydro One Ltd. Instalment Receipts (TSX:H.IR). Utilities. Up 10 cents, or 0.27 per cent, to $37.00 on 4.6 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up nine cents, or 0.36 per cent, to $25.43 on 4.5 million shares.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Down 72 cents, or 1.01 per cent, to $70.68 on 3.9 million shares.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TECK.B). Miner. Up $1.18, or 4.26 per cent, to $28.91 on 3.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Shopify Inc. (TSX:SHOP). E-Commerce. Down $2.76, or 2.14 per cent, to $126.19 on 1.9 million shares. Stock prices fell for a second day, following a prominent short-seller’s claim that it’s running an overvalued get-rich-quick scheme. The Canadian technology company issued a defence of its business early Thursday but didn’t specifically refer to allegations published by Andrew Left of Citron Research.TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Up 66 cents, or 1.08 per cent, to $61.55 on 1.3 million shares. TransCanada has cancelled its $15.7-billion proposed Energy East pipeline, cutting off a potential conduit to bring more western Canadian oil to eastern refineries and overseas export markets. CEO Russ Girling cited non-specific “changed circumstances” for the decision in a brief news release Thursday morning. The Calgary-based company refused to give further explanation. TransCanada said it will record a non-cash charge of about $1 billion in its fourth-quarter financial results, reflecting the reduced carrying value of the projects. It said there would be no costs recovered from third parties.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – As NAFTA talks enter their most sensitive phase, a fever of speculation has broken out about whether Donald Trump might soon announce his intention to withdraw from NAFTA — and it’s likely to last a while.With only couple of months left in the currently scheduled rounds of talks, Canada will be keeping an ever-closer eye on the U.S. president, who has repeatedly said it might be necessary to start the withdrawal process in order to gain leverage and win concessions.Here’s a brief guide to what such a pullout announcement would likely mean.— NAFTA survives, at least for a while: The agreement’s withdrawal clause is not an automatic-exit trigger. It isn’t like Brexit and the European Union’s Article 50. NAFTA’s Article 2205 requires six months’ notice before anyone can actually pull out.— Loonie drops: Goldman Sachs projects a six-cent drop in the Canadian dollar if Trump announces a pullout, and a more dramatic effect on the peso. Mere speculation about a withdrawal in news reports this week caused a momentary dip. Currency markets can act as shock absorbers in the event of trade jolts, softening the impact of tariffs.— Lawsuit watch: A debate is already raging within the American legal community about the constitutionality of a president pulling out of a trade agreement without an act of Congress. Some insist Trump has the authority; others disagree. What everyone does seem to agree on is the likelihood of lawsuits. Behind the confusion lies a few historical contradictions: A U.S. Constitution that gives the president power over international relations, but the Congress power over trade; court cases that uphold the president’s power over international agreements, versus others that say he can’t contradict established law. This area of law hasn’t been tested much — it’s pretty rare for a U.S. president to be more hostile to trade deals than Congress, which is traditionally more protectionist. It’s unclear what would happen to the 1994 U.S. law passed by Congress implementing NAFTA, which remains on the books.— Mexico probably walks: Insiders familiar with the Mexican negotiators’ strategy are adamant: they will leave the negotiating table if Trump triggers Article 2205. The Mexicans have said this publicly, and sources there have been even more explicit in private conversations.— Canada probably stays: The Canadian government has been far cagier when asked what it would do next. But people familiar with its intentions say it would likely stay at the table and keep talking.— Trump’s next decision: Does he choose to pause negotiations during elections in Mexico and the U.S., and resume talks after a new Mexican government is sworn in this December? Stay at the table with whichever party chooses to keep talking? Turn the trilateral negotiation into a bilateral, if it’s only the U.S. and Canada? Or does he proceed to killing NAFTA after the six-month grace period?— Zombie NAFTA: The countries keep trading without tariffs, the agreement’s dispute mechanisms keep working, cross-border companies can keep investing and hiring anywhere, but all with the knowledge that the deal is half-dead and could be buried any time after six months. Without free trade, the countries would be free to apply their international tariffs — they average 3.5 per cent for U.S. imported products, 4.1 per cent in Canada, and 7 per cent in Mexico, though some products would face much higher tariffs.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday paid tribute to Kanshi Ram on his birth anniversary.Paying floral tributes to BSP founder Kanshi Ram, Mayawati said that the biggest tribute to him would be to get “good results” in the Lok Sabha elections. “Different political parties are paying tribute to Kanshi Ram on his birth anniversary despite the model code of conduct,” the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister told reporters. She thanked the other political parties for saluting Kanshi Ram. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”I also want to tell the people of our party that this time his birth anniversary has fallen at a time when the schedule of the Lok Sabha elections has been announced,” she said. “If the workers of our party across the country work cautiously against the nefarious design of the opposition parties and bring a good result, then it would be the real rich tribute to Kanshi Ramji,” she said. Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, “A tribute to the leader Kanshi Ramji, a great thinker, who raised the political and social consciousness, on his birth anniversary. On this occasion, we shall fulfill his dreams of social justice.” The BSP, the SP and the Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal will fight the April-May Lok Sabha elections as allies.last_img read more

first_imgBengaluru: The ruling alliance in Karnataka will launch their joint Lok Sabha polls campaign Sunday with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda addressing a mega rally on the outskirts of the city.Titled ‘Parivartana Samavesha’, this will be the first rally jointly organised by the Congress and JD(S) after the combine came to power. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who visited BIEC ground near Nelamanagala to inspect the arrangements being made, said the event would be “historic.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”This will be the first joint campaign by Congress and JD(S)…tomorrow’s meeting is historic as it will send a clear message to people of the country from Karnataka for Lok Sabha polls,” Kumaraswamy told reporters here. Congress and JD(S) ministers, MLAs and leaders will be part of the event. Sunday evening’s rally will also be attended by lakhs of workers of both parties from Tumkur, Ramanagara, Bengaluru Rural and Bengaluru urban districts, Congress and JDS sources said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KFollowing this, state leaders of both parties would organise similar joint meetings at several places across Karnataka, they said. According to seat sharing arrangements, the Congress and JD(S) have decided to contest in 21 and 7 seats respectively. For the coalition to emerge as a formidable opposition to BJP and win more number of seats, it is crucial for the Congress to transfer its votes to the JD(S) and vice-versa. However, dissidence over seat sharing among workers of both parties, who have been arch rivals for decades, has caused worry to coalition leaders. According to the sources, organising the joint campaign is aimed at addressing this disgruntlement and send out a message that both the alliance partners are together. Both parties that had fought against each other ahead of May 2018 assembly polls joined hands to form an alliance as the election threw up a hung verdict. Karnataka will go to the polls in two phases, 14 constituencies each, on April 18 and 23.last_img read more