LA Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw might limit his own chance at historic 300th strikeout

first_img“We’ll probably back off Clayton a little bit his next start,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, though neither he nor Kershaw elaborated on the thought.Kershaw and Zack Greinke are the Dodgers’ probable starters in Games 1 and 2 of the National League Division Series. Each pitcher will get one more regular season tune-up this weekend against the San Diego Padres. Greinke will be making his 32nd start of the season Saturday; Kershaw will be making his 33rd on Sunday.Greinke, who skipped a start last week to rest a sore right calf muscle, won’t be held back. “He wants more of a full start,” Mattingly said.Other than the Dodgers’ quest for home-field advantage over the New York Mets, Kershaw’s individual achievement is one of few compelling storylines that will play out on the field this weekend. The Dodgers wrapped up the National League West title on Tuesday by beating the Giants. For Kershaw, 300 strikeouts are not his focus.“It’s not going to affect my start on Sunday,” he said. “If I come out with one strikeout I’m not going to fight to go back in. It’s cool, but it’s not that important to me.”Lineup decisionsAdrian Gonzalez’s bad back, Howie Kendrick’s strained hamstring, and Justin Turner’s sore left knee will keep three of the Dodgers’ starting infielders out of the lineup Wednesday.For the most part, Mattingly said, he won’t shy away from playing his regulars down the stretch.He might not even let a player manage the final game of the regular season, a tradition Joe Torre started and Mattingly continued. Juan Uribe managed the final game of last season.“I guess if we have a game that dictates home-field … we’ll see,” Mattingly said. “I shouldn’t say we’re going to do it if we’re in a situation that game is one you have to win.”The Dodgers’ coaches were scheduled to meet with today’s starting pitcher, Brett Anderson, to determine his limit for the series finale in San Francisco.AlsoYasiel Puig faced live pitching in an instructional league game setting again, but continues to refrain from running bases or playing the field. The outfielder has made minimal progress in his recovery from a hamstring strain this month and isn’t expected to be ready for the National League Division Series. … Mattingly said that there is no plan for Puig to rejoin the Dodgers when they return home Friday for the final series of the regular season. … Greinke was named the 2015 recipient of the Roy Campanella Award, awarded every year since 2006 to “the Dodger player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher.” The award, which was voted on by Dodger uniformed personnel, will be presented to Greinke by Campanella’s daughter, Joni Campanella Roan, during pregame ceremonies Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO >> Clayton Kershaw is on the verge of history.No pitcher has struck out 300 batters in a single season since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2002. Kershaw is sitting on 294 after his masterful 13-strikeout performance Tuesday night in San Francisco. How much do those last six Ks mean to Kershaw?“Not enough for me to try to get it,” he said Wednesday.In fact, Kershaw will actively limit his quest for 300 in his final start of the regular season Sunday. He is averaging slightly more than seven innings and 100 pitches per start this season, but will be held somewhere below those numbers Sunday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Fair Haven Cop Recovering After Swimming Accident

first_imgBy Jay Cook |BELFORD – By all accounts, Dwayne Reevey is the kind of cop any police department would be lucky to have.He’s in the schools creating relationships with the youth, allows the kids in town to call him by his first name and has been known to play pickup basketball after school while still in uniform.That’s exactly why the greater Fair Haven community has rallied to support Reevey, 32, who grew up in town, during his recovery from a tragic July 4 swimming accident that left him with a broken neck.“Deep down, I was scared,” Reevey told The Two River Times from his Belford home this week. “For a second I thought I was going to die.”He and his family were celebrating Independence Day on Long Beach Island; they had a condominium there and were on the beaches all day. It was 5:30 p.m. and Reevey headed to the ocean after a sandy game of frisbee. He might have jumped into the water about 15 times that day, but this time he didn’t realize the tide had receded.Reevey, who stands at 6 feet 4 inches, jumped into a breaking wave in water that only reached his shins.“Immediately my eyes opened and I could see the water and sand,” he recalled. “My ears were ringing like that scene on the beach in ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ That’s when my fingers went numb. I kept telling myself, ‘get up, get up, get up.’ ”After a few moments of lying in the surf, Reevey mustered up the strength to stand and walk out of the ocean. He alerted his wife, Christina, that something wasn’t right. A first aid squad arrived in short order and Reevey was at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin in under an hour.Thinking he only suffered a stinger or a muscular injury, Reevey was blindsided when a physician’s assistant informed him of the serious prognosis.He had fractured his C1 vertebrae in four places. He said every doctor told him he should be either paralyzed or dead. But remarkably, he wasn’t.“God gave me another chance,” Reevey said. “I definitely had angels looking after me that day.”Surgery soon followed. He was transferred to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and was admitted for seven days. Doctors installed a halo, a device where four screws are drilled into the first layer of the skull and connected to support beams for stabilization. Reevey was then moved to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank to undergo five days of rehabilitation.Nearly two weeks after that life-altering leap, Reevey is back in the comfort of his own home with his wife, mother and 1-year-old son, albeit with some changes. His vigorous workout routine has come to a standstill as he can’t lift more than five pounds, meaning he can’t even pick up his son. Sleeping isn’t easy either, but Reevey has begun to find a groove. Soon after returning home July 16, Reevey started taking walks, brewed coffee and cooked his own eggs. He knows he’s lucky to be alive.“Now I just have a new perspective on life and how short it really is,” he said.Efforts to support the Reevey family after the accident quickly blossomed. He’s a Fair Haven native with roots dating back to the 1880s in the borough. A graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, he went on to major in criminal justice at Rowan University, where he played soccer and basketball. Reevey joined the Fair Haven Police Department in 2010 as a 26-year-old and quickly became a friendly presence for the police in the local school district.Reevey’s closest friends dating back to his middle school days set up a GoFundMe account to provide financial help to his family. Remarkably, in only six days, 676 people donated $71,781 to help pay for the impending hospital bills.“It was one thing to just ‘like’ the post,” said his wife, Christina, “but for people to actually put themselves out there and do that was amazing.”Seventh-grade students from Knollwood School held a bake sale July 12 to fundraise for Dwayne Reevey, who teaches the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) program to students in Fair Haven’s public schools. Photo by Jay CookHis impact on school-aged children is evident. Three young girls set up a lemonade stand fundraiser July 9 at the corner of River Road and Lexington Avenue. Later in the week, eight seventh-grade girls from Knollwood School held a homemade bake sale outside the ACME on River Road to raise money for his recovery.“We had him in fifth grade and we felt really bad because he’s one of our favorite police officers in town,” said 12-year-old Reilly Sullivan. “We just really wanted to do something.”Reevey said he’s been touched by all the personal sentiments and support from his small hometown.“I don’t know what to do to show all of my appreciation and gratitude,” he said. “I just feel like screaming to everybody about how happy I am and how much of an impact their support had on my mentality.”That mentality has kept Reevey focused on an eventual return to work. He’ll wear the halo for two months and, with no setbacks in his rehab, he hopes to return to light duty in mid-September.“He’s like a brother to us,” said Fair Haven police chief Joseph McGovern. “I’m pretty optimistic that he’s going to have a full recovery. It may take some time but he’s making progress.”That sense of normalcy will be welcomed with open arms, Reevey said. He’s eager to get back in the schools, protect the community and also fully recover to be there for his family.“I don’t know what they would do if I didn’t get out of the ocean that day,” Reevey said about his wife, son and mother. “Yeah, it’s scary, but it just means that I have to live my life to the fullest and keep doing what I’m doing.”This article was first published in the July 19-26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

UNDEFEATED DORTMUND HEADS FIELD IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY; PROSPECT PARK, BOLO & ONE LUCKY DANE ALL FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN 78TH RUNNING OF PREMIER 3-YEAR-OLD SHOWCASE AT 1 1/8 MILES

first_img170 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS UP FOR GRABS AS ‘RUN FOR THE ROSES’ LOOMS MAY 2 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2015)–Kaleem Shah’s undefeated Dortmund heads a field of six in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, to be run at 1 1/8 miles. Trained by Bob Baffert, Dortmund comes off a 1 ¼ length win in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Felipe Stakes on March 7, thus stamping himself as one of America’s elite Kentucky Derby candidates.A chestnut colt by 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, Dortmund showed tremendous courage in winning head photos in both the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20 and the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 7 and has many racing observers believing that his best is yet to come.Favored in all five starts, Dortmund has been the odds-on choice in his last four races and has been ridden throughout by Martin Garcia. An imposing sight at 17 hands, Dortmund took the San Felipe in gate to wire fashion and appears on the improve for Baffert, who seeks a record seventh win in the West Coast’s premier Kentucky Derby prep.With 170 Kentucky Derby qualifying points at stake (100 to the winner, 40 to second, 20 to third and 10 to the fourth place finisher), here’s a snapshot look at the field for Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby:–DORTMUND Along with stablemate, American Pharoah, Dortmund is considered the number one or two seed in the run-up to this year’s Kentucky Derby. A runaway first-out maiden winner going 6 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita Nov. 2, he made his next start going a one turn mile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 29, where he demolished a 12-horse allowance field by 7 ¾ lengths, covering the distance in 1:35.60.Owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., Dortmund was purchased out of a 2-year-old in training sale last May for $140,000. A Kentucky-bred colt by Big Brown out of the Tale of the Cat mare Our Josephina, he has been perfect in all five starts and has banked $689,400.–PROSPECT PARK Although he didn’t break his maiden until his fourth start, on Dec. 27 at Santa Anita, this Kentucky-bred colt by Tapit is making up for lost time, as he followed a 5 ¼ length one mile allowance score on Jan. 30 with a huge second, beaten just 1 ¼ lengths, by Dortmund in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes March 7.“They won the battle, but we’ll win the war,” is how jockey Kent Desormeaux described Prospect Park’s San Felipe. Owned and bred by Pam and Martin Wygod and trained by Clifford Sise, Prospect Park earned a career-best 102 Beyer Speed figure in the San Felipe and has left many observers feeling there could be even better things to come in the Santa Anita Derby. Out of the Bertrando mare, Quiet Romance, Prospect Park is 6-2-2-1, with earnings of $166,570.—BOLO–Trained by Carla Gaines, this Kentucky-bred colt by the Dynaformer stallion, Temple City, ran a huge third in the San Felipe, which was his first-ever try on dirt. Beaten just 1 ¾ lengths by Dortmund, Bolo, who had won two consecutive races on grass leading into the San Felipe, appears to have thrust himself into the Derby conversation as a legitimate contender who may continue to improve with added distance.“Every time I’ve ridden him, he’s galloped out like a monster,” said Mike Smith, who regains the mount after opting for Ocho Ocho Ocho in the San Felipe.Out of the Chief Seattle mare Aspen Mountain, Bolo is owned by Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc. and Earle Mack. With a vastly improved 101 Beyer Speed figure in the San Felipe, Bolo, who like so many in the Derby field likes to run close to the pace, will hope to ration his speed at a mile and one eighth. He has two wins and a third from four starts, with earnings of $129,700.–ONE LUCKY DANE The “Other Baffert” in the Derby field, this bay colt by 2010 Preakness Stakes winner Lookin At Lucky overcame a 4 ½ month layoff to win a one mile allowance by 9 ¾ lengths on March 19, a race that established him as a Derby contender. A 9 ½ length one mile maiden winner at Santa Anita three starts back on Oct. 4, One Lucky Dane was well beaten when splitting the field two starts back in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Nov. 1.Owned by Michael Lund Petersen, One Lucky Dane won in gate to wire fashion on March 19 and will no doubt show plenty of speed on Saturday under regular rider Rafael Bejarano. Out of the Boston Harbor mare Echo Harbor, One Lucky Dane sold for $490,000 as a Keeneland September yearling in 2013. He is 5-2-1-1 with earnings of $92,400.–CROSS THE LINE A troubled second, beaten 2 ½ lengths in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles El Camino Real Derby on Feb. 14 at Golden Gate Fields, this colt by Line of David will try natural dirt for the first time in his initial foray at a track other than Golden Gate. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Cross the Line rallied from off the pace to win the one mile California Derby Jan. 17 and will likely try to employ similar tactics on Saturday.The only horse in the field to have run a mile and one eighth, Cross the Line, who is owned by Hollendorfer, George Todaro, Live Your Dream Racing Stable, LLC and partners, will again get the services of Bay Area-based Juan Hernandez, who has ridden him in his three previous races–two of them wins. Out of the Mr. Greeley mare Beer Baroness, Cross the Line is 5-2-2-1, with earnings of $123,920.–BAD READ SANCHEZ A 10 length first-out maiden winner going five furlongs at Santa Anita on June 20, “Sanchez” has been idle since running third in the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar and will try two turns for the first time. A longshot who could make the early lead, this Kentucky-bred colt by Warrior’s Reward is trained by Doug O’Neill, who won the Santa Anita Derby in 2012 with I’ll Have Another and in 2013 with Goldencents.Owned by J. Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing, LLC, Bad Read Sanchez will be ridden by Mario Gutierrez, who rode Reddam’s I’ll Have Another to victories in the 2012 Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Out of the Pulpit mare Past Twilight, Bad Read Sanchez is 3-1-1-1 with earnings of $77,600.With all horses assigned 122 pounds, here is the field for Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Derby, to be run as the eighth race on an 11-race card, with jockeys and morning line in post position order: Dortmund, Martin Garcia, 3-5; One Lucky Dane, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Cross the Line, Juan Hernandez, 15-1; Bolo, Mike Smith, 4-1; Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2, and Bad Read Sanchez, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1.                 Special early first post time on Saturday is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. In addition to the Santa Anita Derby, five other stakes will be offered: The Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks, the Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes, the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes, the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes and the $75,000 Thunder Road Stakes. –30–last_img read more

STAYS IN VEGAS, DECKED OUT, MOKAT & QUEEN BLOSSOM HEAD WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 13 IN GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS ON SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA

first_imgPRESTIGIOUS OAKS, TO BE RUN AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF, IS FINAL GRADE I EVENT OF 2016 Lady Valeur–Rafael Bejarano–121Stays in Vegas–Flavien Prat–121Dreamarcher–Luis Contreras–119How Unusual–Alex Solis– ALT–119Cheekaboo–Mike Smith–121Sassy Little Lila–Luis Saez–119Decked Out–Kent Desormeaux–121Queen Blossom–Joel Rosario–121Norris–Victor Espinoza–119Sheeza Milky Way–Brice Blanc–ALT–119Dynamic Mizzes K–Corey Nakatani–119Barleysugar–Tyler Baze–119Mokat–Drayden Van Dyke–121First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For additional racing information, including scratches, changes and morning line, please visit santaanita.com. ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2016)–Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Stays in Vegas heads a wide-open field of 13 sophomore fillies Saturday in Santa Anita’s Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks, to be contested at a mile and one quarter on turf. The Oaks, which has been carded as the eighth race on a nine-race New Year’s Eve program, will serve as North America’s final Grade I event in 2016.Also prominent in Saturday’s Oaks are trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Decked Out, trainer Richard Baltas’ Mokat and Queen Blossom, an Irish-bred who will be making her U.S. debut for trainer Graham Motion. STAYS IN VEGAS: Sent from the gate in the Grade I, one mile turf Matriarch at Del Mar on Dec. 4, this Kentucky-bred filly by City Zip just missed, as she ended up third, beaten a head by multiple Grade I winner Miss Temple City. Although her lone win this year came six starts back in the one mile turf Grade III Senorita Stakes here on May 7, she’s been very consistent, amassing four third place finishes in 2016–all in graded turf stakes at a flat mile and at a mile and one eighth. While the mile and a quarter looms a question mark, Stays in Vegas looms extremely dangerous if she’s allowed to set a soft pace under Flavien Prat. Owned by Jim and Janet Rome’s Jungle Racing, LLC, KMN Racing, LLC or LNJ Foxwoods, she is 12-5-1-4 overall with earnings of $418,934. MOKAT: An emphatic 3 ¾ length winner of the Grade II, one mile turf San Clemente Handicap three starts back on July 23, she was subsequently fourth, beaten three quarters of a length in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks Aug. 20. Following that, she ran an even fifth at 11-1 in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf Queen Elizabeth Cup Oct. 15 at Keeneland. A Kentucky-bred filly by Uncle Mo, she’s owned by J K Racing Stable, LLC and will be ridden for the first time by Drayden Van Dyke, who will likely stalk the early pace. With an overall mark of 11-2-2-2, she has earnings of $318,040.center_img DECKED OUT: A dedicated deep closer, Decked Out comes into the American Oaks as a fresh horse, having been rested since running a better than looked 12th in the Grade I, 1 ¼ miles turf Rodeo Drive Stakes here on Oct. 1. Second, beaten a head two starts back in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf Del Mar Oaks on Aug. 20, this Kentucky-bred filly by Street Boss has kept good company in 10 starts this year and seems a good fit at the distance, particularly if there’s a live pace. Her only win this year came six starts back in Santa Anita’s Grade III Providencia Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf April 9. Owned by Voss, Big Chief Racing, LLC and Head of Plains Partners, LLC, Decked Out will be ridden back by Desormeaux’s Hall of Fame brother, Kent, who has guided her to both of her lifetime wins. QUEEN BLOSSOM: Lightly raced in her native Ireland, she has two wins from five starts and has been idle since well beaten in a Group III stakes at a mile and a quarter on turf May 11. Ensconced for the past several months with Motion at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, she has a late running style that should be effective at the Oaks distance of a mile and a quarter. Of great benefit is the fact that top eastern-based rider Joel Rosario will ship west to ride for owners Team Valor International, LLC and Gary Barber. THE GRADE I AMERICAN OAKS IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 8 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 4 p.m. PDTlast_img read more

Domestic double a success – Terry

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry says winning the Premier League and Capital One Cup would make this season an undoubted success.Hopes of a second Champions League title disappeared following the midweek home draw with Paris St-Germain and subsequent aggregate defeat.But Terry has said the European exit will act as an incentive for the 11-game Premier League run-in, starting with Southampton on Sunday.“It makes us hungrier,” Terry told the club website. “The manager said if we can win the Capital One Cup and the Premier League it will have been a very successful season.“We’re a few points clear and there is still an awful lot to do but it’s in our hands. There is enough experience in the squad to rally around and get everyone going again.”Chelsea are five points clear of second-placed Manchester City and have a game in hand.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Back to SA after Asian adventure

first_imgEnglish and drama graduate Claire vanden Heever used her qualifications toteach English to monks, refugees andbusinesspeople in Asian countries. India has become almost familiar territoryfor the travelling pair.Manley and Van den Heever after lunchingwith Tibetan nomads in the hillsaround Gyalthang.(Images: Old World Wandering)MEDIA CONTACTS • Iain ManleyWilma den HartighAbout eight years ago, a South African couple left their home comforts to set out on a journey of a lifetime that would be the envy of many spirited adventurers. Now they are making their way back home, and they have many stories to tell.Iain Manley and Claire van den Heever have written an absorbing travelogue based on their eight years of living abroad. Old World Wandering is a collection of stories about their explorations of the regions and cultures of Europe, Asia and Africa.Old World Wandering tells the story of two overland journeys. The first was from London to Shanghai over 18 months, covering 39 000 kilometres and passing through 18 countries.Their second journey started in January 2011, after three years in China. They are making their way home to Cape Town via India, Southeast Asia, China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and East and Southern Africa.Leaving home for LondonManley and Van den Heever, who both studied at the University of Cape Town, left for London a few months after graduating. Manley studied journalism and literature and Van den Heever has a degree in English literature and drama.Their intention was to work in London until they had saved enough money to travel.“It is a rite of passage for many young South Africans. Our move to London became the jumping-off point for a life we never expected to lead,” Van den Heever says.But as the weeks in London became months, exploring the world seemed to be slipping further from their grasp. “The city was sucking up every penny we earned,” she says.Then one day, ignoring their diminishing bank balance, Manley traced a vague line on the world map that hung, hopefully, on their bedroom wall. “We could get all the way there by land,” he said, pointing to Shanghai on the east coast of China.This was the beginning of the couple’s great adventure.“With almost no idea about logistics, costs or dangers we agreed that, as far as possible, we would try. With the idea in place, the plans formed around it,” says Van den Heever.In June 2006, armed with money saved while managing a pub in the English countryside, they left England for a journey to Shanghai.After spending 18 months on the road travelling through 18 countries, they arrived at Shanghai Train Station, wearing scruffy clothes and with dirty backpacks in hand.Manley says that overland travel is the only way to experience a slow transition between places. Travelling by train is always their first choice, but often they have to rely on buses, minibuses, rickshaws, and occasionally cars or boats.“When you go by bus or train from one country into another or between provinces you notice the differences and the similarities – between cultures, cuisines, languages and landscapes – that hold the world together,” Manley says.Working and travellingDuring their first journey, they spent two months in McLeod Ganj in northern India, home of the Tibetan government in exile, volunteering as English teachers for Tibetan monks and refugees.When the couple finally reached Shanghai, they found jobs teaching English to businesspeople. A year and a half later, both were commissioned to write separate Asia-focused books.Manley wrote Tales of Old Singapore, a book about colonial Singapore.Van den Heever’s first book, which delves into the thirty-year existence of Chinese contemporary art, will be published in September next year.After three years in China, they set off on their second overland journey.“Our experience in Shanghai made working from the road as freelance writers possible,” Van den Heever says.Seeing amazing placesBy the time they get back to Cape Town, they would have visited about 45 countries. But Manley quickly adds that he is suspicious of counting countries.“Both India and China are as linguistically and culturally diverse as the whole of Europe, for example, and visiting Shanghai to say that you have seen China is like visiting London to say that you have seen Europe,” he explains.Instead, they prefer to immerse themselves in the beauty and diversity of every town, city and region they visit.They also find it difficult to name the most memorable places they’ve seen. For Van den Heever, India comes to mind.“India manages to amaze and stun in manifold ways – some more positive than others. We have spent so much time there now that, for better or for worse, I suspect it will always have a hold on us,” she says.Many of the most unforgettable places, such as Syria, came as a surprise. “We spent a few weeks travelling through the country in 2005, drinking endless cups of tea with people who were more hospitable than anywhere we’ve ever been. Sleepy little Laos was another unexpected gem,” she says.Manley says that their journey has changed their perspective about the world. “Stumbling on a chatty stranger in a noodle bar or taking a wrong turn down a quiet street can sometimes teach you more than the best-written guidebook or any museum’s horde of treasures,” he says.Homeward boundInitially they expected to be back on home soil in December this year, but now it seems that December 2012 is a more realistic estimate.“I think neither of us knew how important travelling slowly would be when you earn a living on the road. We allowed ourselves to spend a month or longer in several countries along the way,” says Van den Heever.“We never imagined then that we would be away for so long, or that we would travel so far,” adds Manley.Although India, England and China are all places they can imagine living in again, they are ready to get to know South Africa.“Neither of us have experimented with lives lived on our own terms at home. We’ve missed out on eight exciting years in a rapidly evolving country, where there is as much room for optimism and pessimism as there is anywhere. It’s time to fix that,” he says.Manley is planning to go back to the University of Cape Town in an academic research capacity to explore the relationships between China, India and African countries.Van den Heever (who according to Manley, speaks Mandarin better than he does), is going to set up a consultancy for people in South Africa who need help doing business with China, particularly in the travel and tourism industry.She says that they are looking forward to living in the same country as their family and friends again, and enjoying everything that is uniquely South African.“I am looking also forward to getting to know the country I left as a much younger person. I often think of all the natural beauty I left behind, the good wine and delicious meat on a braai.”last_img read more

National Lampoon

first_imgWah re wah Congress, Hasan Ali ko bail aur Anna ko jailAnna Hazare, we see Gandhi in youPass the Bill, Not the BuckAugust 15 we gained freedom, August 16th, we lost itAnna Hazare succha hain, Desh ka dulara hainAnna nahi, aandhi hain,Desh ka doosra Gandhi hainSonia jiski mummy hain, woh,Wah re wah Congress, Hasan Ali ko bail aur Anna ko jailAnna Hazare, we see Gandhi in youPass the Bill, Not the BuckAugust 15 we gained freedom, August 16th, we lost itAnna Hazare succha hain, Desh ka dulara hainAnna nahi, aandhi hain,Desh ka doosra Gandhi hainSonia jiski mummy hain, woh sarkar nikammi hainJokepal nahi, Jan Lokpal chahiyeSirf hungama khada karna hamara maksad nahiHamari koshish hai ki surat badalna chahiye Hamara seene mein nahin to tumhare seene mein sahiHo kahin bhi ye aag lekin aag chalni chahiyeKarenge Yaa Marenge, Jan Lokpal LayengeLathi Goli Khayenge, Jail Me Bhi Jayengelast_img read more

BREAKFAST TELEVISION LETS TANYA KIM GO

first_imgAdvertisement On Friday August 10th, Tanya Kim posted a message on her Instagram page stating “After two years of bringing you, loyal fans, and viewers the latest in entertainment news on Entertainment City, Breakfast Television Toronto, and Your World This Week, I was officially let go of by the network due to restructuring – They deemed my position to be unnecessary.” Twitter Login/Register With: In 2003, she joined eTALK, co-hosting the show with Ben Mulroney, working on red carpets for shows such as the Juno Awards, the Academy Awards and much more.You will be missed Tanya … and you’re 100% correct … when one door closes, another one opens.  We see amazing things ahead for you.TANYA KIM LINKS:WEBSITE: http://www.tanyakim.ca/FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTanyaKim/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Tanya_KimINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tanya_kim1/WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanya_KimIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1050033/ Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Tanya Kim is a Canadian television personality who had joined the Breakfast Television Toronto team back in September 2015, she was the face of their Rogers Your World This Week and Entertainment City. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Buckeyes embrace Rose Bowl possibility

The Rose Bowl isn’t the National Championship, but playing in the oldest, most prestigious bowl is a tradition that every Big Ten and Pac-10 team dreams of.The Ohio State Buckeyes are one win away from realizing that dream, but must first knock off the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday. An OSU win will cement a record fifth consecutive conference title and the Buckeyes will certainly smell the roses.OSU Coach Jim Tressel knows just how much the game means. He said that on Saturday, both teams will know what will be on the line.“I think it would be hard if you have the opportunity to earn a chance to play in that bowl game to minimize the excitement of that,” Tressel said. “We haven’t gone in a long time. It’s an important thing to Ohio State. It’s an important thing to Iowa. I’m not sure what year was the last time they went, but it’s a big deal.”“The Granddaddy of Them All,” as the Rose Bowl has come to be known, is a spectacle filled with tradition, a parade and a fierce inter-conference rivalry.The Big Ten and Pac-10 send their best teams to play on Jan. 1, but surprisingly, the Rose Bowl always seems to escape the Buckeyes’ grasp.  Ohio State has only played in the Rose Bowl three times in the last 30 years. Their last appearance in 1997 was an instant classic with the Buckeyes winning on a late touchdown against previously undefeated Arizona State.Since the inception of the Bowl Championship Series in 1998, the Buckeyes would have sent three teams to the prestigious bowl: 2002, 2006 and 2007 would have all been Rose Bowl years, but instead, OSU played for a national championship.In 2007, OSU lost to Illinois in the penultimate game of the season. The following week, after a win over Michigan and another Big Ten title, the roses were brought out and the Buckeyes celebrated what was believed to be a bid to the big game.However, due to several upsets the Buckeyes climbed from No. 7 to No. 1 without playing another game and instead went to the National Championship against LSU.“We were real excited to win another Big Ten championship and get the chance to go to the Rose Bowl,” senior tight end Jake Ballard said about the 2007 victory. “It was thrilling, we hadn’t been to the Rose Bowl in 10, now 12 years. We were just looking forward to going.”The BCS title game might have more at stake, but as a Big Ten school, the Rose Bowl is what a team plays for. Its tradition and pageantry cannot be rivaled. Tressel even got a bit nostalgic when talking about New Year’s Day’s most sacred game.“Jan. 1 in our house, two black-and-white TVs set up side by side, that old 30-pot coffee … my dad never got off the couch, man, we were taking him coffee and switching stations. I mean, that was — shoot, you were living on Jan. 1,” Tressel said with a smile. “That was it for the year, by the way.”Recently, the Rose Bowl hasn’t been a proud event for the Big Ten. The conference representative has been blown out by USC the last three years and hasn’t won the bowl since 2000.“The Rose Bowl is everything, it is where college football is at; … what it’s all about,” Ballard said. “Everybody wants to go there, everyone wants to play in that game. Ohio State has a long history in the Rose Bowl and we haven’t been back in some time. To go out there our senior year and to take care of business and come back with a Rose Bowl victory would be something great for Ohio State.”It would also benefit the Big Ten as a whole, Ballard said, because of their lack of big bowl wins the last several years.Ohio State could kill two birds with one stone Jan. 1. Making up for its past three BCS bowl losses, but also getting a big win for a conference that has struggled recently in postseason play.To do that, the Buckeyes will have to beat Iowa first. read more

UPDATED KPD Investigating Homicide Off California Avenue That Left Two Dead

first_imgAnyone with information about this incident, we request that you call the Kenai Police Department at 283-7879 According to a press release from KPD, officers responded to the report of a shooting in the early morning hours on Sunday. Preliminary investigation revealed a suspect that reportedly fled the scene, described as a heavy set black male wearing a gray hoodie and orange cap. The identities of the deceased are:  Lisa M Rutzebeck, age 39, of Kenai and Rachelle M Armstrong, age 60, of Kenai.   Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on July 22nd, 2019 at 11:29 amUPDATE – 11AM – Monday At this time the investigation into the homicides on California Avenue are ongoing.  The deceased have been transferred to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.   The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Police are looking for any witnesses with information,including surveillance video, to help determine what happened and to identify the suspect. The victims are related.  Victim names will be released after next of kin are notified. Original Post: The Kenai Police are investigating a shooting that left two women dead Sunday morning at a residence on California Avenue, in Kenai. The names of the deceased have not been release pending notification to next of kin. UPDATE – 5:30 PM- Sunday In an updated release from KPD, at this time in the investigation, there appears to be some association between a possible suspect and the victims.  The crime occurred inside the residence.   Next of Kin notifications have been made.   Rachelle Armstrong is the mother of Lisa Rutzebeck.last_img read more