One of Trump’s top evangelical supporters says it is time to recognize ‘president-elect Joe Biden’

first_imgJeffress has a long career of being everything one has come to expect from an American evangelical leader. For example, you can watch Jeffress, below, explain that “you can’t be saved, being a Jew,” and other awesome things. But Jeffress has been consistent in his support of elections and their outcomes. Back before Trump won the 2016 election, he was asked whether or not he would support a Hillary Clinton presidency, to which he responded: “Absolutely. I – absolutely. And I’ll go one step further. I’ll certainly be praying for her, too.”I don’t agree with Jeffress on much of anything, but I do agree that Joe Biden has won the election and we should all support Biden’s peaceful transition into the presidency and hold him to the same level of scrutiny that we hold not only Donald Trump, but every elected official.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Dunsford headhunted by Hamptons to set up new City office

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Melinda S. McCool

first_imgMelinda S. McCool, 49, of Aurora, IN, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, IN.She was born Tuesday, July 26, 1966 in Dearborn County, Indiana, Daughter of the late Steve Valentine and the late Geraldine L. Schonegge ValentineMelinda enjoyed being on social media and playing Facebook games, especially Candy Crush. She also loved to spend time with her family. Her grandchildren were her treasures.Surviving are Son, Jeffrey McCool of Aurora, IN; Daughter, Reyna Pope of Moores Hill, IN; Sister, Cindy Schonegge of Union City, IN; Grandchildren, Lukas Pope and Gracee Pope; Niece, Janelle Betts of Muskegon, MI and ex Husband, James McCool of Lawrenceburg, INFriends will be received 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Thursday, at 7:00 pm with Pastor Charlie Hill officiating.Private graveside services will follow at the River View Cemetery, Aurora, IN 47001.Contributions may be made to the Funeral Home to Defray Funeral Expenses. If unable to attend, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Toffees held in Baggies stalemate

first_img Press Association The midfielder, subject of an approach from Manchester United this week, struck the post late on as Everton created the better chances of a tight Barclays Premier League contest at Goodison Park. A Seamus Coleman cross-cum-shot also rattled the woodwork as the game entered injury time but the Baggies held on for a point in a lively finish. Marouane Fellaini went the closest to scoring as new Everton boss Roberto Martinez was kept waiting for his first win as they were held to a goalless draw by dogged West Brom. The game became niggly as both sides felt they were harshly penalised for fouls by referee Roger East, who began to attract the ire of supporters. The visitors had another chance when James Morrison shot wide but they finished the first half on the back foot, scrambling clear again after a Nikica Jelavic header. Everton began the second half determined to make their superiority count but Jelavic was unable to turn in a low cross from Leighton Baines, who was also subject of a failed bid by United this week. West Brom breathed again when Coleman drove a similarly dangerous ball through the area from the opposite side. Barkley stuck a sweet left-foot shot from the edge of the area but Foster saved low to his right and Fellaini miscued the rebound. Everton maintained the tempo with Mirallas shooting straight at Foster after turning inside the area. The hosts began to grow frustrated and were almost caught out on the counter-attack when Morrison connected well from distance but Tim Howard made his first significant save. Everton almost paid the price for some sloppiness 15 minutes from time when substitute Steven Naismith was robbed by Morrison, who quickly set up Long, but again Howard saved well. West Brom boss Steve Clarke was forced to change his goalkeeper 12 minutes from time as Foster limped off. Luke Daniels took his place and was beaten all ends up as Fellaini brilliantly took a Phil Jagielka cross on his chest and dabbed past, only for the ball to rebound off the post. Arouna Kone, sent on to add fresh impetus to the Everton attack, almost stole in as West Brom struggled to clear but Daniels recovered to smother his attempt. West Brom had a scare with 90 minutes on the clock when Coleman’s cross dipped over Daniels and struck the bar, while Everton also appealed unsuccessfully for a penalty after a Barkley shot struck Billy Jones. Martinez will again feel frustrated after his side were held at Norwich in their season opener but there were plenty of encouraging signs for the Spaniard. For West Brom, who also remain winless, there are more concerns with Steve Clarke’s team looking toothless in the absence of striker Nicolas Anelka, who is on indefinite compassionate leave. Everton always looked confident and only their lack of a killer touch in front of goal let them down. The hosts pieced together their first promising move after six minutes when Steven Pienaar got a header on target from a Kevin Mirallas cross, although Ben Foster’s save looked over-flamboyant. Pienaar tested Foster again with a low shot from outside the area soon after and Ross Barkley, confidence no doubt swelled after last week’s fine performance and goal against Norwich, drove across goal. It took 25 minutes for West Brom to create a chance but Youssouf Mulumbu curled well wide from a Graham Dorrans cut-back. Everton threatened again from a free-kick but Mirallas blasted into the wall and Barkley blazed well over. Mirallas showed great skill to take a touch and then shoot from the edge of the area after a good run by Coleman but Foster tipped over. last_img read more

Carroll raises festive cheer

first_img It looked as though Allardyce’s comments would backfire on him and his player when Bony put the Swans in front, but Carroll’s brace – plus a third from returning substitute Diafra Sakho – sealed a come-from-behind victory to leave just Chelsea and Manchester City above the Hammers. Swansea ended the match a man down, with goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski dismissed for attempting to impede Sakho as he bore down on goal. West Ham were quick out of the blocks and skipper Kevin Nolan had two good chances to open the scoring for the Hammers but he could not connect fully with Carl Jenkinson’s cross down the right as his volley squirmed wide. His second chance came moments later after a disguised Stewart Downing free-kick allowed him to get a shot away, with Fabianski making a smart stop and James Tomkins’ follow-up effort blocked. The visitors had been second-best up until that point but were ahead from their first chance as Jefferson Montero and Gylfi Sigurdsson exchanged passes before the former fed Bony, who coolly slotted home past Adrian for his 19th league goal of 2014 and his seventh in nine games. Swansea were having less of the ball but looked more incisive and could have doubled their lead on 26 minutes as Sigurdsson’s driven effort was pushed away by the West Ham stopper. Bony then came close to a second after Cheikhou Kouyate was robbed of possession on the edge of his own area and the Ivory Coast international arrowed a shot inches wide. Both sides were looking dangerous in possession and Aaron Cresswell came close to his second goal in a week but he could only head Downing’s pinpoint ball straight at Fabianski. Carroll may not be enjoying a similar goalscoring record as counterpart Bony, but the England international showed just what he is capable of as he rose to head home a Jenkinson cross five minutes before the break. It was Bony who once again came close on the hour-mark as he collected Montero’s pass and flashed an effort past Adrian, only to see it clip the crossbar and go behind for a goal-kick. West Ham were presented with a good opportunity to take the lead as Leon Britton was caught dawdling by Nolan, who fed substitute Sakho – with the Senegal international’s cross poked behind for a corner. And Carroll was on hand to leap highest and head home Downing’s corner – with the former Newcastle man running over to embrace Allardyce and the rest of West Ham’s bench. Things went from bad to worse for the Swans as Fabianski was shown a straight red card seconds later as he was adjudged to have fouled Sakho as he raced through on goal. Sakho came close to wrapping up the points but could only hit the post when one on one with substitute goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel before Swansea looked to hit back despite their numerical disadvantage. But West Ham added a third courtesy of a thunderous finish from Sakho, his seventh league goal, to wrap up an eighth win of the season. Two-goal Andy Carroll helped West Ham climb to third in the Barclays Premier League with a 3-1 victory over 10-man Swansea at Upton Park. Press Association Hammers boss Sam Allardyce put his neck on the line leading into the game after revealing he opted to sign Carroll rather than Wilfried Bony in the summer of 2013, insisting his decision would be vindicated in time. Bony has since lit up the league and is in a rich vein of form, while Carroll has struggled for both fitness and form since his club-record move to east London. last_img read more

Runners rock Bucksport, Verona Island, Prospect for Bridge the Gap Race

first_imgBUCKSPORT — One of Maine’s biggest road races was held over the weekend as runners traversed the Waldo County-Hancock County line for this year’s running of the Bridge the Gap Race.Two races were held as part of the event, which drew 511 people to Bucksport, Verona Island and Prospect. Runners in the 3-mile and 10-mile races began on the Prospect side before crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge into Verona Island and finishing in downtown Bucksport.Darren Winchenbach of Saco won the 3-mile race for the second straight year with a time of 18 minutes, 35 seconds. His time was 42 seconds ahead of runner-up Chris Jones of Bucksport and and 54 seconds ahead of third-place finisher Nick Brown of Ellsworth.Elsewhere in the top five, Ellsworth’s Haley Jaye Facciolo was the top female finisher in the 3-miler with a time of 19:38, and Anthoney Smith of Bucksport crossed the finish line in 19:45 to place fifth. Edward Fontaine of Bangor, Geoff Reid of Winterport, Joe Hermans of Blue Hill, Lindsey Gordon of South Portland and Bailey Bishoff of Ellsworth rounded out the top 10.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the 10-mile race, Erik McCarthy of Old Town finished in 53:45 to place first overall. Robbie Hollis of Farmington, Judson Cake of Bar Harbor, Richard Sukiennik of Bangor and Eric Mauricette of Baileyville rounded out the top five.On the women’s side, Bangor’s Andrea Oldenburg was the top finisher with a time of 1:14:25 and overall place of 28th. Jaylee Fox of Mapleton (29th), Sara Lamback of Cambridge, Mass. (34th), Deedra Dapice of Brewer (36th), Ava Dowling of Newburgh (48th) and Tia Parady of Portland (49th) also finished in the 222-runner field’s top 50.last_img read more

Russell’s sudden-death goal leads Syracuse into ACC tournament final against Wake Forest

first_imgAfter receiving word from the officials that Emma Russell’s game-winning overtime goal would count, head coach Ange Bradley leapt into the air and sprinted over to celebrate with her players.Russell’s goal was her sixth in her last two games, and gave sixth-seeded Syracuse’s (15-4, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) a spot in the ACC Championship with a 3-2 overtime win against second-seeded North Carolina (17-3, 4-3) on Friday. The Orange will take on fourth-seeded Wake Forest (13-6, 3-3) in the championship game on Sunday at 1 pm.Looking to avenge it’s 3-0 loss to the Tar Heels on Sept. 12, the Orange got the scoring started when Russell netted her 18th goal of the season 15:08 into the first half.UNC responded 13 minutes later when junior forward Casey Di Nardo fired a shot past SU goalkeeper Jess Jecko to even the score at 1-1.They kept the momentum going as senior forward Charlotte Craddock put the Tar Heels on top, scoring with about a minute and a half remaining in the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNorth Carolina would hold that lead for almost 15 minutes into the second half, until SU freshman midfielder Lieke Visser brought home the equalizer. It was her ninth goal of the season, knotting the score again at 2-2.The back-and-forth affair fittingly went on to a seven-on-seven overtime. It took less than eight minutes into the sudden-death overtime for Russell to convert on a reverse shot to the top-shelf of the net. She fired her stick on the ground as the Syracuse bench flooded onto the field to congratulate her.The play was reviewed and confirmed by officials.Syracuse has a day off on Saturday before the ball drops on Sunday with the ACC Championship on the line. The game will be streamed live on EPSN3. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 7, 2014 at 7:12 pmlast_img read more

BHA postpones UK racing until the end of April

first_img UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Share Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Share Submit Issuing a statement, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that all British horseracing will be suspended until the end of April.The BHA stated that after taking into account the government’s recent advice regarding the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the only option was to suspend all racing in order to ensure that safety measures are secured.Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the BHA, commented: “This is a national emergency the likes of which most of us have never seen before. We’re a sport that is proud of its connection to rural communities and to the local businesses that support our industry. “But our first duty is to the health of the public, our customers and to racing industry participants and staff so we have decided to suspend racing following the government’s latest advice.“Racing is a family and I know we will pull together over the coming days, weeks and months and support each other. By stopping racing, we can free up medical resources, doctors and ambulances, be they private sector or NHS, to assist in the national effort to fight this virus. And we can support racing industry participants and staff as they face up to the personal challenges ahead and care for their own families.”The government’s recent press conference regarding COVID-19 stated that it would no longer support all major mass gatherings, whilst also urging people to avoid unnecessary social contact.Racecourses and racing have obligations to ensure the safety of participants and provide medical cover which as per the new guidelines cannot be fulfilled in these circumstances, resulting in the BHA’s decision. The suspension will begin as of 18 March, meaning that the two closed-door races at Wetherby and Taunton will be the last horseracing events in Britain for over a month. Rust continued: “There will be difficult months ahead for many of us. We need to focus now on ensuring that we can continue to look after our horses as the virus affects the thousands of participants and staff who dedicate their lives to caring for animals. We need to do what we can to support businesses inside and outside racing and the many people whose livelihoods depend upon this £4 billion industry.“We are in constant contact with the government which understands the very significant consequences of this decision for jobs and businesses. We will work with them to do our best to manage the impact.“Racing leaders will keep today’s decision under constant review and endeavour to keep all customers, participants, staff and dependent businesses informed as the situation progresses.”Reacting to the BHA’s suspension, FTSE250 GVC Holdings issued a market note underlining an ‘estimated incremental impact’ on 2020 EBITDA guidance of approximately £20m – £25m per month before mitigating actions.A postponement of UK racing had been underlined as one-of-three ‘COVID-19 scenarios‘ assessed by GVC in a statement to investors published yesterday. Facing a number of potential COVID-19 disruptions, it underlined that the group maintains access to a £550 million revolving credit facility, which ‘remains undrawn’ as the company still has access to a £260 million cash reserve.last_img read more

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy player profile

first_imgMade first relief appearance of the season on Sept. 23, allowed two hits in 3 innings with two strikeouts.Went 3-0 as a starter in April with a 3.10 ERA, 25 strikeouts and just nine walks.Made his last appearance on Oct. 1 against the Rockies, allowing three runs on five hits over two innings.Career path:Attended Cheyenne Mountain High in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Attended Lamar Community College.Drafted in the 7th round of the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the White Sox.Made Major League debut on May 22, 2005 for the White Sox.Traded to the Rangers on Dec. 23, 2006 for a package that included John Danks.Signed as a free agent with the Oakland A’s on Dec. 14, 2010.Signed as a free agent with the Diamondbacks on Dec. 7, 2012.Traded to the Yankees on July 6, 2014. Signed with the Dodgers on Dec. 16, 2014. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (38) delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) ORG XMIT: CXC117Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy in the 2nd inning in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, April 17, 2017. Dodgers vs Diamondbacks. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy, right, has a mound meeting with catcher Yasmani Grandal in the first inning in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, April 17, 2017. Dodgers vs Diamondbacks. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers Brandon McCarthyin throws a pitch in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, April 17, 2017. Dodgers vs Diamondbacks. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy allowed six runs on nine hits in four innings Thursday night against the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who missed a significant part of the season, has been added to the World Series roster. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brandon McCarthy delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ORG XMIT: FLMP105Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy throws toward the plate against the New York Mets in the second inning of a Major League baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy throws toward the plate against the New York Mets in the first inning of a Major League baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy delivers in the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) ORG XMIT: OHTD108Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ORG XMIT: LAD104Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Brandon McCarthy as Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero looks on during the fifth inning in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy takes a 5-3 record into Wednesday’s start against the Indians in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Dodgers will start right-hander Brandon McCarthy in Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 15, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) ORG XMIT: CABM104Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (38) delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) ORG XMIT: CXC117NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (38) delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) ORG XMIT: CXC117ExpandPos.: P | Height: 6-7, Weight: 235 | Age: 34 | Bats/Throws: R/RContract status: Signed through 2019| On Twitter:@BMcCarthy32Dodgers team page | More Dodgers player profiles2017:last_img read more