Chargers’ Kiel pleads guilty

first_imgIf he does that before his Aug. 7 sentencing and doesn’t break any laws, the felony conviction will be dismissed and he’ll be placed on probation, said San Diego County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sontag. “We’re mindful of the fact that it looks like he’s just getting a slap on the wrist because he’s an athlete,” Deputy District Attorney James Fontaine said after the settlement conference. “But we’re expecting things from him. Ultimately, what happens is up to Mr. Kiel.” San Diego Chargers safety Terrence Kiel pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony and misdemeanor drug charges for shipping codeine-based cough syrup to Texas, part of a plea bargain that could allow him to avoid jail time. One of six Chargers involved in eight run-ins with police since April, Kiel was ordered to do 100hours of volunteer work, including talking to young people about the dangers of drugs, and undergo counseling for gambling. A decision could come as early as today. Turner and Phillips remained in their respective cities Wednesday night waiting on the Cowboys to make a decision. Earlier Wednesday, Indianapolis assistant coach/quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell became the 10th man to interview for the position vacated by Bill Parcells on Jan. 22. “It will be in short order,” Caldwell said of a potential timetable. “It won’t be long.” England goes crazy over game: The NFL’s first regular-season game outside North America already looks like a big hit. More than 500,000 tickets were requested by about 160,000 fans in the three days following Friday’s official announcement, the NFL said. The ticket request process ends Feb. 18, two months before tickets go on sale for the Oct. 28 game between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium, which is expecting to seat between 85,000-90,000 for the game. “Nearly all these requests have come from UK-based fans,” said Alistair Kirkwood, the managing director of NFL UK. “These figures do not take into account the allocation of tickets for Dolphins and Giants fans from the United States, so we anticipate a very quick sellout when tickets go on sale in early March.” Stadium plan for 49ers: The San Francisco 49ers said they will have a comprehensive stadium plan for Santa Clara officials by early April. Larry MacNeil, the 49ers chief financial officer, and Jed York, son of team owners John York and Debbie DeBartolo York, told city leaders the proposal should be ready in the next few weeks. It will include a plan to jointly finance the structure, estimated at $600 million to $800 million. Coaching moves: Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer hired Clancy Barone as tight ends coach and Matt Simon as running backs coach … The Oakland Raiders hired Kelly Skipper as assistant offensive line coach and Mark Jackson as director of football development. Skipper spent the past four years coaching running backs and special teams at Washington State. He previously worked at UCLA, where he was offensive coordinator, and Fresno State. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Kiel was in court, but didn’t speak. He also didn’t comment afterward. “I think it was a fair resolution,” said Kiel’s attorney, Bob Grimes. Kiel still has a Feb. 20 court appearance after being cited for urinating outside a nightclub Dec.18 in downtown San Diego, several hours after the Chargers’ home victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. Report: Cowboys’ search down to two: The Dallas Cowboys’ coaching search has been narrowed to two candidates, according to a report in today’s Dallas Morning News. San Francisco offensive coordinator Norv Turner and San Diego defensive coordinator Wade Phillips are the two finalists for the vacant head coaching job, a source close to the search said. last_img read more

Almost 2,200 Donegal students receiving Leaving Cert results

first_imgUpdated: 9.10amToday is set to be a day of mixed emotions for the students across Donegal as they receive their Leaving Cert results.Approximately 2,179 students and adult learners in Donegal sat their final exams in June this year, with 2,097 doing the traditional Leaving Cert and 82 sitting the Leaving Cert Applied exams. Results will be handed out in schools today from 9am onwards. Students can also access results online through the Candidate Self-Service Portal on examinations.ie from 10am on Tuesday.Do you have photos from your school’s Leaving Cert results morning? Send them in to [email protected] for our Picture Special.From the results, students will be able to calculate their points to find out what they have achieved.College applicants will then be looking ahead to Thursday the 15th of August for the first round of CAO offers. For students who want to review their marks, the applications for viewing scripts can be made online via the Leaving Cert Self-Service Portal.The service will be available from 9am on Wednesday 14th August and will close at 5pm on Friday 16th of August. Viewing of scripts will take place earlier this year between Tuesday 20th August and Wednesday 21st August.A Leaving Certificate Exam Helpline, run by the National Parents Council Post Primary, will open at 10am today and will provide advice to students and parents regarding the examination results. The Helpline can be contacted at 1800 265 165. It will remain open until Saturday 17th August.Minister for Education Joe McHugh congratulated all Leaving Cert candidates on their results and commended the teachers involved in the operation of the State Exams.Minister McHugh said: “I want to congratulate everyone who sat the Leaving Certificate this year. It is another step through life but there are many more days and changes that will define your future. You should be very proud of your achievements. “There are many paths open to you, with a wide range of opportunities available in higher education, further education, post Leaving Certificate courses and apprenticeship and traineeship routes.“There are also an increasing number of options and opportunities for students regionally. More lead-in courses, more choice at institutes of technology and colleges planning for technological university status.“Principals, teachers and other school and education staff deserve huge credit for their work to support students in reaching their potential, as do the 23,000 teachers directly involved in the operation of the state examinations, without whom the exams would not happen. The dedication and professionalism shown by all in preparing students and then undertaking key roles in the operation of the state examinations is a great tribute to the quality of the Irish education system and the overriding commitment to have students’ interests at the heart of the system.“Parents and guardians also deserve our thanks. I am sure many felt that they themselves were sitting the exams. Your role in supporting students through the senior cycle cannot be underestimated.” Minister McHugh added: “Today is a time for celebration with your families and friends. Enjoy it and take care of each other.”Almost 2,200 Donegal students receiving Leaving Cert results was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:educationexamsLeaving CertificateResultslast_img read more

Trevor Davis, Josh Jacobs keep Raiders on the run in win over Colts

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. INDIANAPOLIS — Jon Gruden has been known to exaggerate to make a point, and wasn’t above doing so in the wake of a 31-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts.One of the Raiders’ key plays was a 60-yard touchdown on a fly sweep by Trevor Davis, the wide receiver acquired less than two weeks ago from the Green Bay Packers. Gruden said the play was supposed to go to J.J. Nelson, the wide receiver who had tightness in his …last_img read more

A CANADIAN VERSION OF RUPAULS DRAG RACE IS COMING TO CRAVE AND

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement All past seasons of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE and RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS will be available on Crave and OUTtv.Produced by World of Wonder, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE has become a world-wide movement since its premiere in 2009. After 11 Seasons and more than 100 competitors, the series has garnered nine-Emmy Awards; critical praise; a legion of fans including mega-celebrities from Katy Perry to Anne Hathaway to HenryRollins; and a world-renowned drag and pop culture convention, RuPaul’s DragCon, in Los Angeles and New York City .Now, DRAG RACE is sashaying to the North and producers are on the look-out for the country’s most sick’ning artists to slay the competition, and be crowned Canada’s first Drag Superstar. Produced by Blue Ant Studios, DRAG RACE CANADA combines elements of the classic fan-favourite, with a healthy serving of Canadian maple shade, and likely, some Canadian bacon. Casting begins this summer on the 10-episode, one-hour original series, with production to begin this fall in Ontario. The DRAG RACE CANADA host and judges will be announced at a later date.“As Canada’s only homegrown major streaming service, Crave strives to represent all Canadians and we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on the Canadian drag community and their contribution to LGBTQ2+ culture,” said Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Premium SVOD and OTT, Bell Media. “This is an important franchise that has brought drag from niche to mainstream, and we can’t wait to extend the DRAG RACE runway all the way into Canada. Through our partnership with Brad Danks at OUTtv and World of Wonder, along with a passionate and growing Canadian fan base, the time is right to lip-sync for our lives, and crown Canada’s first drag superstar.”“RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE has brought charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to OUTtv for almost 10 years,” said Brad Danks, CEO OUTtv Network.  “We are thrilled to partner with Crave and World of Wonder to give Canadian drag artists the chance to compete for the crown on DRAG RACE CANADA and bring future seasons, including RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK, to OUTtv and Crave.”“Canadian drag is world class and we could not be more excited to bring these artists and their stories to Crave,” said Sam Sniderman, EVP Global Productions, Blue Ant Studios. “We are thrilled to be working with WOW on this legendary and game-changing global format.”“We are excited to be working with Crave and OUTtv to grow the drag experience for Canadian audiences, and shine the spotlight on Canadian queens,” said Executive Producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder.In association with Crave, DRAG RACE CANADA is produced by Blue Ant Studios. World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell serve as Executive Producers. RuPaul serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers for Blue Ant Studios include Betty Orr, Michael Kot and Laura Michalchyshyn with Mike Bickerton acting as Showrunner. Robin Johnston is Director, Original Production, Factual, Bell Media. Production Executive for Bell Media is Danielle Pearson. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, SVOD and OTT, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. TORONTO – O Canada! As Pride Month winds down, and Canada Day approaches, Canadians have another reason to celebrate this weekend as Crave and OUTtv announced today an unprecedented partnership that extends the reach of international television phenomenon, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE in Canada. This partnership includes the new Crave Original Series, DRAG RACE CANADA, the first-ever Canadian adaptation of the show.“I am proud to announce that the Drag Race family is expanding as Crave is about to begin production on DRAG RACE CANADA,” said RuPaul. “The panel and judges will be from the Great White North, representing Canada’s very best. This new franchise has my whole-hearted blessing. Good luck…and don’t puck it up!”Crave and OUTtv are set to become the leading Canadian broadcast and streaming homes of:Future seasons of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, airing day and date with the U.S. broadcastThe all-new series RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK, available day and date with BBC ThreeThe all-new Crave Original Series, DRAG RACE CANADA Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Crystal Palace v Arsenal

first_imgBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]A[/dropcap]rsenal are short and getting shorter for their trip to Selhurst Park tonight – despite their recent abject away form.It’s not confidence in the Gunners however (how could it be at present?) but a weakness in Crystal Palace that is causing the price contractions.Palace may be without a staggering 11 players for the 8pm Premier League clash and that’s bad news for Sam Allardyce with his side hovering just three points off the relegation zone – although in fairness Palace will still have a game in hand on both Hull and Swansea after tonight.Allardyce said: “I can see it going right to the wire, in the end it will be about who can hold their nerve and that is the big key to success when the pressure is on you at this level.“When the bell starts ringing you know the time is running out. You’ve got to be very brave and stand up and be counted in those situations if you want to survive and be in the Premier League next year.”Arsenal will leapfrog Man U on goal difference and move into fifth if securing all three points and it’s a match that is likely to see goals with the temporary Palace starting XI combining with a leaky Arsenal defence which have conceded 14 goals in their last five matches on the road in all competitions.Crystal Palace have just two wins in 33 top-flight matches against Arsenal (D9, L22) and may struggle again tonight with their injury woes and against a side that desperately have a point (or three) to prove at the moment.Crystal Palace v ArsenalPremier League20:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Jan 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 2-0 C PalaceApr 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 1-1 C PalaceAug 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE C Palace 1-2 ArsenalFeb 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE C Palace 1-2 ArsenalAug 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 2-1 C PalaceFeb 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 2-0 C PalaceOct 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE C Palace 0-2 ArsenalFeb 2005 PREMIERSHIP Arsenal 5-1 C PalaceNov 2004 PREMIERSHIP C Palace 1-1 ArsenalFeb 1998 ENGLISH FA CUP C Palace 1-2 ArsenalGoals though is the angle for me and I’m backing over 3.5 at 11/8 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)OVER 3.5 GOALS at around 11/8 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: -50.27 pointslast_img read more