A whole lot of everything on first weekend of 100th season

Posted in jetevarl on January 15th, 2020

first_imgResidents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City View comments No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study PLAY LIST 01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash Underdog Danny Kingad no fear vs Demetrious Johnson Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Two overtime games. Three ejections. Five pick-6s. Blown big leads. Major injuries (Nick Foles, Tyreek Hill, Eric Weddle).A tie. An SEC power versus an NAIA team, seemingly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4And Antonio Brown landing in New England with a potentially lucrative contract after basically forcing himself out of two cities with his often repulsive behavior.My goodness, what’s next? If fans itching for the return of America’s most popular sport weren’t entertained in Week 1 — well, the folks in Miami certainly weren’t — they need to look elsewhere for their kicks.Speaking of which, the kickers got in on the action, too.Indianapolis’ Adam Vinatieri, likely headed to the Hall of Fame, experienced something for the first time in his 24-year career: two missed field goals and a missed extra point in the same game in a 30-24 OT loss to the Chargers. The Chargers’ Ty Long became the first player since Miami’s Olindo Mare in 1997 to have an extra point, field goal and punt in his first NFL game.“They play hard and they never give up,” LA coach Anthony Lynn said of Indy, “and our locker room is very similar, so it was a hell of a contest today. It’s an exciting game. I’m just glad we came out on the winning side and trust me, it took every man in that locker room to get this done today.”Yes, there was plenty of sloppiness, too. But the fears that the Thursday night kickoff contest won 10-7 by Green Bay — you have to appreciate strong defense in such games — was a harbinger and Sunday would be mired in a morass of mistakes basically were unfounded. Sure, the Dolphins looked like a team ready to match in reverse their 1972 undefeated record after being routed by the Ravens 59-10. And the Browns, who will be accused — accurately — of falling for the offseason hype about their improvement, must be embarrassed by being manhandled by the Titans, 34-13. In Cleveland. Drawing 18 penalties for 182 yards says a lot.ADVERTISEMENT “Quite frankly, I do not give a damn what happens on the outside,” QB Baker Mayfield said. “I know how we are going to react. I know what we are going to do. We are going to bounce back.”And they might. Indeed, one of the charms of the NFL, as well as one of the most maddening characteristics, is how one week’s outcome doesn’t necessarily affect the next week. That’s true over the course of the 16-game schedule.Still, it would be tons of fun to get a repeat next week, from the highlights to the fiascos.Maybe Lions fans would take umbrage with describing the Cardinals’ comeback to tie Detroit fun. But consider the circumstances, including Arizona climbing out of an 18-point hole in the fourth quarter. With the top overall draft pick, Kyler Murray, and a certain Hall of Famer in receiver Larry Fitzgerald, leading the way.Or look at similar comebacks by Buffalo, Philadelphia and Indianapolis.The biggest bummer were the disqualifications and the injury, particularly to Foles, who is being paid to be Jacksonville’s franchise quarterback — something the Jaguars haven’t had since Mark Brunell. And the disqualifications, all warranted.Browns starting left tackle Greg Robinson was ejected for kicking Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro. Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack was sent packing after taking a swing at Chiefs linebacker Demarcus Robinson. Jack even had to be restrained by two team officials and essentially pulled off the field. San Francisco linebacker Kwon Alexander was penalized 15 yards and dismissed for lowering his helmet to initiate contact on a hit to Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston as he was sliding after a 5-yard run.As we said, a bit of everything — with two more games to go Monday night. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray reacts with wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) during the final seconds of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The Lions and Cardinals played to a 27-27 tie in overtime. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)We’ve come to expect the unusual, the unpredictable, even the unfathomable on the opening weekend of the NFL season.No one can claim we didn’t get all of that to begin the league’s 100th season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Nu ez avoids vote on governor’s health plan

Posted in uwvmwtei on January 6th, 2020

first_imgBy Laura Kurtzman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez backed away from a showdown with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over health care on Thursday and decided against putting the governor’s plan to a vote. Steve Maviglio, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Democrat, said the speaker called it off because he was “making progress” in talks with the Republican governor. Nu ez is promoting an alternative with Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, that can pass on a simple majority and therefore without GOP votes. But the governor says it asks too much of businesses. Democrats want employers to spend at least 7.5percent of their payrolls on health care or pay that amount into a state fund. In the governor’s plan, businesses would pay about half that amount. The governor’s plan also would raise the low rates California pays doctors and hospitals to treat poor people under the federal-state Medi-Cal program.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A vote almost certainly would have been a rout for the governor, who has been insisting, despite plentiful evidence to the contrary, that his approach to universal health care can win overwhelming bipartisan support in the state Legislature. But it also could have been awkward for Nu ez and other Democrats. If they cast votes for the governor’s plan, they would have been on record as endorsing features they say they cannot accept, such as making health insurance mandatory. Nu ez vowed to call the vote last week, after Schwarzenegger threatened to veto the Democrats’ health reform bill, which is making its way through the state Legislature. Nu ez said it would demonstrate that Republicans would never vote for the governor’s $12 billion plan because it calls for new charges on doctors, hospitals and employers, in part to expand coverage to millions of uninsured people. Because it involves raising taxes, the governor’s plan needs a two-thirds majority to pass. last_img read more