South Dakota authorities say the Sioux Falls man who caused a crash that killed himself and four other people had convictions for motor vehicle offenses dating back more than a decade.Court documents show 29-year-old Michael Worlie had 10 convictions between February of 2010 and this past May for driving with no license, an invalid license or a suspended license.Worlie also had convictions beginning in April, 2007 for speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence, motor vehicle burglary and grand theft.The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Worlie fled from a Yankton police officer last Wednesday, turned his headlights off and crossed into the oncoming lanes of state Highway 50.His vehicle collided with another car, resulting in the deaths of Worlie and his passenger, 27-year-old Joshua Odens of Sioux Falls.Neither were wearing a seatbelt.Three Yankton residents in the other car also died.They were identified as the driver, 40-year-old Tawna Lichty-Reineke, along with 43-year-old Chad Reineke and 10-year-old Janicka Luschen.A 12-year-old unidentified Yankton girl suffered life-threatening injuries in that crash.
Gyasi Akem is Alex Elkins.It’s nice to have backups who look and run like Gyasi Akem. pic.twitter.com/b2YXMXBbm3— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 16, 2017Both are about 6-foot-2, 230 pounds. Both played linebacker at Oklahoma State and played well. The only difference is one started and one has been fighting for playing time since he got on campus.The Cowboys’ linebacker situation historically has been floppier than Mike Gundy’s bobbing mullet in the Pittsburgh air. However as backups have come in to support those lost to injury, suspension or short-term exhaustion, they have proven to be more like a second set of starters rather than the second platoon.Week 3 was a great example of that. Here are where the other positional groups fell on defense in the Cowboys’ 59-24 dub.5. Defensive Tackles (Previously: 2)Darrion Daniels wasn’t injured but didn’t record a tackle Saturday. DeQuinton Osborne picked up another sack, but outside of him and Enoch Smith Jr. at times, the depth at DT has to be a mild concern as Big 12 play starts.Maybe I’m delusional, but production seems like a big part of a defensive front. DQ and Daniels take up more than 600 pounds of space, and do a fine job of that. But one tackle from an entire position group isn’t fantastic. Yards2713074114 Targets442111 Solo Tkl10001 QBH01001 TFL0000000 StatOgbongbemigaAkemPhillipsWhitenerBundageTuckerTotal Week 1OffensiveDefensive StatRichardsFlowersTotal 3. Cornerbacks (Previously: 5)Credit to Glenn Spencer. The Cowboys have used a lot more zone coverage than they would have liked, but it has been needed with the youth on the corners. For the most part, their inexperience hasn’t been shown yet.Whether OSU is hiding its young corners or they’re actually improving, A.J. Green and the company looked sharper than they had this season. In fact, outside of a screen play that went for 74 yards, they were just about perfect.So perfect that they haven’t allowed a touchdown on their behalf in since the Alamo Bowl. Total Tkl321107 StatBrailfordWebberWalterscheidLeveniOwensTotal TDs101 Previous RankingsWeek 2OffensiveDefensive QBH010012 2. Safeties (Previously: 4)I think we are starting to understand the roles between Ramon Richards and Tre Flowers more clearly after Week 3.They don’t so much work side-by-side but rather in complement. Because of the zone coverage I mentioned, the Cowboys are using a lot of cover 3. Richards drops down, almost like a nickel corner, and Flowers drops deep to cover the home run balls.Like this one.Another one. pic.twitter.com/8SstbhqjIi— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 16, 2017With that, Richards has had to cover a lot of balls underneath. He has missed a few but defended more. People will glare at Richards and say he isn’t doing well enough, that he needs to stop play like he did when he was wearing No. 18 as a freshman.The fact is that he is taking the brunt of the pass attack so that the corners don’t have to and so that Flowers can play his game. TDs00000 QBH0001102 StatGreenBakerWilliamsKearseTotal StatOsborneCarterDanielsSmith Jr.Total Solo Tkl311106 TFL100001 Completions21014 4. Defensive Ends (Previously: 1)This defense seems to have a different star group every week. The numbers next to “previously” seem to change more than the seasons. Gundy enjoyed what he saw out of Jordan Brailford, but the pass rush wasn’t anything like it was a week ago.Jalen McCleskey and Jordan Brailford are the week 3 Players of the Game. #GoPokes #okstate pic.twitter.com/EGtERygF5g— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) September 17, 2017 There is no reason to doubt the edge men, not now, but their performance against Pitt was a step back in just about every way. That was probably expected though against an ACC team and not a Sun Belt one. Also, both the D-line and ends created a lot of disruption which can’t be measured in the box score. Yards45045 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Preseason Total Tkl10001 Total Tkl55542223 Solo Tkl34441218 Sacks100001 Sacks0000000 Sacks10001 1. Linebackers (Previously: 3)And to think we were started to get worried about the depth.Kevin Henry suffered a season-ending injury. Kenneth Edison-McGruder has already missed two of three games. Calvin Bundage was ejected and suspended for a half after a targeting penalty.Akem, Kirk Tucker and Amen Ogbongbemiga have gone from guys you considered might play to guys you consider must play and do play and do play well.When you throw in the actual starters — Chad Whitener, KEM/Bundage and Justin Phillips, who has two more touchdowns than Chris Lacy this season — dare I say it, this might be OSU’s best group of linebackers in the school’s history. Spencer said he has had numbers like this in the past but maybe not the “quality” of that depth.My favorite moment from yesterday — Here’s @Phillips_Era19 on his ‘pick six’ & shaking hands with #OKState AD Mike Holder afterwards. pic.twitter.com/oDzhMmVgxq— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) September 17, 2017 TFL10001 Targets617 Completions404
The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations Next Previous 1 of 3 Previous 1 of 3 1 of 3 1 of 4 Few brands nail the posh, swanky vibe like Thompson Hotels. So, it’s no surprise that Thompson Seattle is home to one of the city’s newest and chicest rooftop bars. The Nest ticks all the must-have boxes for a well-done rooftop bar: comfortable couches, fire pits, and lush greenery. The cocktails here are all named after birds from around the world. Most notable: the simply-named Eagle (with a coffee-infused bourbon base) and the Juniper Titmouse (Beefeater and Sichuan pepper-infused Dolin Blanc). The menu of small plates is just as inspired. Think gourmet charcuterie boards, confit boar ribs, and salmon collar with Korean wing sauce. Oh, and the views of the Seattle skyline — including Pike Place Market, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic Mountain Range — aren’t too shabby either.Boleo at Kimpton Gray HotelChicago, Illinois Drumbar is the obvious choice. But, why not try a little something different? Perched on the 15th floor of Kimpton Gray Hotel, Boleo brings a legit taste of South America to Chicago. The retractable roof and rows of lush palms put you squarely in downtown Buenos Aires. The vibe is lively and sophisticated with plenty of well-dressed guests coming for the creative beverages and Latin-inspired fare. South American staples like Fernet and Coke and Pisco-based cocktails are on offer. But, acclaimed bartender Jess Lambert knows how to craft an inspired cocktail, so sometimes it’s best to order off-menu. For snacks, expect anticuchos, empanadas, and croquettes — all with a healthy dose of Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese influences.For a more global view, explore the best rooftop bars in the world. Previous Next There’s no shortage of rooftop bars in downtown Boston. But, for our money, just one rises above the rest (get it?): The Rooftop Lookout at The Envoy Hotel. The atmosphere is everything you’d want in a picture-perfect rooftop bar: chic, but not stuffy; sophisticated, though unpretentious. Thanks to the bar’s location along Boston Harbor, the views are arguably the best of any restaurant in the city. Be warned though: you can expect a wait to get in almost any night of the week and, like the hotel it’s attached to, nothing here is cheap. Reservations are encouraged.The Nest at Thompson SeattleSeattle, Washington The competition among D.C.’s cocktail scene is fierce. So, when a noteworthy bar pops up that everyone seems to be talking about, it’s hard not to notice. After a $200-million renovation of the iconic Watergate Hotel, Top of the Gate emerged as one of the city’s freshest and swankiest rooftop bars. The outdoor lounge boasts panoramic views of the city skyline and the Potomac River — both best viewed at sunset. Almost as good: the 70s-inspired whiskey lounge downstairs with a 2,500-bottle-deep selection.The Rooftop Lookout at The Envoy HotelBoston, Massachusetts Next Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Summer is upon us. That means it’s time for flip-flops, road trips, and rooftop bar hopping. Is there anything better than sipping a well-made Old Fashioned while watching the sun set over the city skyline from 20 stories up? With that in mind, here are the best rooftop bars in the U.S.Top of the Gate at The Watergate HotelWashington, D.C. World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Next Previous
Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter Whistler has just increased its uniqueness quotient.In addition to having a luxury alpine village built on a garbage dump and so many Australians that it seems like a suburb of Sydney, it now can call itself home to an original artwork by English street artist Banksy.The work is called Bombing Middle England. The graffiti-style work isn’t in a traditional art gallery. It’s in a street-fashion clothing store called Jonathan+Olivia in Whistler Village. Advertisement The art went up just before Christmas, said Nic Jones, who co-runs the store with his wife, Jackie O’Brien Jones. He wouldn’t say how much it’s worth.“I don’t know,” he said. “It’s a great piece. We’re not selling it. It’s to stay in the space and be on display in Whistler for a long time.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Bombing Middle England by Banksy in Jonathan+Olivia, a street clothing store in Whistler. PNG
(Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy gets ready to go onstage during a recent outdoor festival in Grand Pre, N.S. Credit: Angel Moore/APTN)Angel MooreAPTN NewsAlan Syliboy knows his Mi’kmaq culture needs to be protected. He has been sharing it for the past 40 years, hoping it will be carried on by future generations.He has spent his life producing art and researching culture. He is a musician, a painter and an author. He uses film, music, canvas, and multi-media to share stories.“There are a lot of important things that we need to rediscover, and a lot of positive things that we can gain from our culture and we should be proud of it,” said Syliboy.And he thinks people are starting to listen.His most recent performance was at an outdoor festival at Grand Pre, N.S., where he drummed as his colorful art was projected on the side of a church.(The artwork of Alan Syliboy is projected onto a church during an outdoor festival in Grand Pre, N.S. Credit: Alan Syliboy’s Facebook page)It was a storytelling piece, a collaboration of music and paintings. His band has been using art projections for almost a year.Syliboy has many ways of reaching people.“My children books in Mi’kmaq language, they learn a few words in Mi’kmaq and that is something new,” he said.Syliboy is from Millbrook First Nation. He said the loss of his culture started with first contact with Europeans over 400 years ago and colonization. His personal mission was to study his culture and bring it back through storytelling.Many children are familiar with Syliboy’s character Little Thunder, who teaches Mi’kmaq tradition. Syliboy hopes Little Thunder inspires children to tell their own stories.“I wanted to be an Indigenous writer, but I want to be the continuation of storytelling. We always were that and now this is something I am just continuing, and I hope to see more and more storytelling.”Syliboy said when he started his career in his teens, there was very little information about his culture. But since, there have been many people working a long time to bring back his culture.He is excited about new artists carrying the torch. He believes Indigenous artists are starting to break down barriers to teach culture, values, and how to relate.“I have heard (the Polaris-nominated musician) Jeremy Dutcher, and he is amazing. You have tremendous talent like that, and it is only good for all of us,” said Syliboy.You can catch Syliboy and his band, the Thundermakers, along with his art projections at Nocturne Oct. 13 in Halifax.
The following further outlines the details of how the Budget and the government say will make life more affordable, deliver better services to families and invest in a strong economy.Making life more affordableIntroducing the new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit – starting in October 2020 – that will provide families with one child up to $1,600 per year, two children up to $2,600 and three children up to $3,400. Over the course of a child’s upbringing, families with one child will receive as much as $28,800. For families with two children, that number can exceed $40,000 in support.Eliminating interest on British Columbia student loans. As of Feb. 19, 2019, all B.C. student loans will stop accumulating interest; saving someone with $28,000 in combined provincial and federal student loans $2,300 over the 10-year repayment period.Fully eliminating MSP premiums on Jan. 1, 2020, saving families as much as $1,800 per year.Increasing income and disability assistance rates by an additional $50 per month, meaning a total increase of $150 per month, or $1,800 per year since Budget Update 2017.Investing $26 million in income and disability assistance enhancements to the B.C. Employment Assistance program to help remove barriers to accessing support, such as removing requirements that make it harder for older adults, youth and persons with mental health issues to access the program; helping people get identification so they can access income assistance; and extending the shelter rate for those paying room and board to a family member.Investing $6 million annually to provide respite services for parents who provide care for children with disabilities. This will significantly reduce the waitlist for respite services and increase the respite benefit by 10%.Investing $85 million to support children in care by increasing support payments for foster parents, adoptive parents and extended family members caring for children and by ensuring children in care benefit from provincial tax benefits. This includes a 75% increase to support payments for the Extended Family Program and responds to recommendations from Indigenous communities and Grand Chief Ed John’s report.Providing funding to community organizations to operate rent banks by providing short-term loans with little to no interest to low-income tenants who can’t pay their rent due to a financial crisis.Introducing a homelessness action plan with a $76-million investment that will support land acquisition and services to bring the number of modular homes for people who need them to 2,200.Delivering better services for familiesInvesting $4.4 billion over three years to expand and upgrade hospitals, medical and diagnostic equipment and health information management systems to ensure patients have the quality care they deserve.Providing $105 million over three years to support life-saving cancer care services delivered by the BC Cancer Agency, including increasing the number of cancer-related surgeries, diagnostic imaging, PET and CT scans.Improving mental health care for British Columbians with a $74-million investment that funds new initiatives focused on prevention and early intervention for children, youth and young adults.Increasing support by an additional $30 million, for a total of $608 million since Budget 2017 Update, to help tackle B.C.’s drug overdose crisis. This will help expand access to life-saving naloxone kits and fund pilot programs to help meet increased demand for paramedics in rural and remote areas of B.C.Expanding B.C.’s Fair PharmaCare program with an additional $42 million, providing coverage for more drug options that will improve the health outcomes of British Columbians. That includes people living with diabetes, asthma and hypertension.Providing over $550 million in additional supports for B.C.’s public education system, including $58 million over three years for the Classroom Enhancement Fund to support better classrooms for kids. This is in addition to the over 4,000 new teachers, including 1,000 special education assistants, hired to support students in B.C. classrooms.Moving forward with an annual investment to pilot legal clinics to help people access the legal services they need.Adding $111 million over three years to continue strengthening the Province’s efforts to combat and prevent wildfires.Investing in a strong, sustainable economy that works for peopleMaking more than $20 billion in capital investments primarily in the health, transportation and education sectors-the largest infrastructure investment in B.C.’s history. This will create tens of thousands of jobs in communities around B.C.Providing over $902 million for CleanBC, putting B.C. on the path to a cleaner, brighter, low-carbon future. This will reduce air pollution and save families money through the Clean Energy Vehicle Program, incentives for energy-saving home improvements, a net-zero building code and programs to help communities transition to cleaner energy sources.Diversifying forest tenures and manufacturing, increasing timber processing in B.C. and supporting collaboration with stakeholders, including Indigenous governments with a $10-million investment.Investing $18 million to continue making Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning free and accessible for people looking to upgrade their skills and get ahead.Adding $21 million to expand BC Transit and handyDART services to help people safely commute in over 30 urban and rural communities in the province.Providing over $39 million in new funds over three years to ensure B.C.’s bridges and roads keep people and goods moving, and an additional $4 million to improve commercial-vehicle safety by increasing inspection station hours and targeted enforcement.Investing $9 million over three years to implement government’s commitment to modernize the taxi industry and enable ride-hailing in B.C. This includes funding for enhanced vehicle compliance and enforcement activities, and supports the new provincial regulator, the Passenger Transportation Board.Providing an additional $15 million for the BC Arts Council to open doors for B.C. artists, writers and creators.Making a historic $20-million investment to fund a fair, independent oversight body in the mining sector.Providing nearly $14 million over three years to transform B.C.’s employment standards for protections and enforcement, keeping people safe at work.To help connect communities and businesses, the government is committing $50 million to expand high-speed internet in rural and remote communities throughout B.C.To read more on the 2019 Budget; CLICK HERE To support British Columbia’s long-term economic growth, the government is investing $20 billion over three years to build the infrastructure B.C. needs to thrive, creating and supporting tens of thousands of good-paying jobs.The Province is moving forward with more than $800 million in business tax reductions over the course of the fiscal plan to support investment in new plants, machinery and equipment, joining with the Government of Canada to boost B.C.’s competitiveness.Budget 2019 continues to invest in better services for people, including improved health care, quality education and affordable, accessible child care. As priorities, the government is delivering more hospitals and shorter wait times, funding schools and thousands of new teachers, and continuing the path towards a universal, made-in-B.C. child care program. Budget 2019 introduces the B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit, returning nearly $400 million to British Columbian families raising children, starting October 2020. For a family’s first child, the benefit is as high as $1,600 a year, increasing to $2,600 for two children and $3,400 for three children. Families will receive the B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit from the day their child is born until reaching 18 years of age.The Government shares, with the benefit, and the full elimination of Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums, will give middle-class families the largest reduction in their taxes in a generation:A family of four earning $60,000 will have its provincial taxes reduced by up to 60%, compared to 2016, putting more than $2,500 back into this family’s pocket.A family of four earning $80,000 will have its provincial taxes reduced by up to 43%, compared to 2016, putting almost $2,400 back into this family’s pocket.A family of four earning $100,000 will have its provincial taxes reduced by up to 22%, compared to 2016, putting almost $1,600 back into this family’s pocket.To help make sure young people are able to start their careers without being held down with debt, Budget 2019 eliminates interest from all new and existing British Columbia student loans. The government shared as of February 19th, 2019, all B.C. student loans will stop accumulating interest. Meaning an average graduate would save $2,300 in interest, based on a $28,000 combined federal and provincial loan with a 10-year repayment period.According to the Province, they are committed to achieving true and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, committing an estimated $3 billion over the next 25 years for the largest revenue-sharing agreement with First Nations in B.C.’s history.The government goes on to share this year’s budget moves forward with CleanBC by investing $902 million to make sure B.C. can meet its climate commitments and to protect the province’s clean air, land and water. This initiative was developed in consultation with the B.C. Green Party caucus as committed to in the Confidence and Supply Agreement.“British Columbia’s economy is thriving with the strongest GDP and wage growth in Canada. It’s clear that sharing the benefits of growth with all British Columbians results in a stronger economy,” said James. “Together we are doing our part to fight climate change and build a British Columbia where everyone can enjoy a good life and secure future in the community they call home.” VICTORIA, B.C. – The 2019 Budget has been created to work for all British Columbians by creating opportunities while maintaining a Budget surplus shares the BC government.The government shared the 2019 Budget will make life easier on people and they will balance the budget in all three years of the fiscal plan with surpluses of $274 million in 2019-20, $287 million in 2020-21, and $585 million in 2021-22.“People in B.C. struggled for too long because the old government made choices that helped the few at the top while everyone else fell further and further behind,” said Carole James, Minister of Finance. “Budget 2019 opens doors for you and your family by putting thousands of dollars back into your pocket. We’re helping hard-working British Columbians get ahead at every stage of their life, no matter where they’re starting from.”
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Saturday informed the Election Commission of India (ECI) delegation that the BJP’s demand of declaring all booths in Bengal ‘super sensitive’ is an insult to the people of the state where previous elections have been held peacefully.A delegation of the ECI led by Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain held a meeting with all the political parties on Saturday. “Bengal has seen all-round development and the law and order situation in the state is peaceful. The BJP lacks organisation in the state and so are resorting to tricks and constantly pressing with the Election Commission that the law and order situation is a problem here,” Chatterjee told reporters after a TMC delegation led by party’s All India general secretary Subrata Bakshi met Jain at Bengal Chamber. Reiterating that the TMC wants free and fair election in the state, Chatterjee said the Opposition, particularly BJP, is trying to present a false and fabricated picture of the law and order situation in the state. He challenged the BJP to furnish documentary evidence of the Panchayat polls in which the latter had claimed there were incidents of violence. It may be mentioned that the Trinamool Mahila Congress has organised a two-day dharna on Rani Rashmoni Avenue that started from Friday on the same issue, stating that BJP has insulted Bengal by demanding declaration of all 77,000 odd booths in the state as ‘super sensitive’. “The Left Front has fielded candidates in only 25 seats while the Congress is still struggling. The BJP is luring those leaders who have become insignificant for the TMC,” Chatterjee said. The BJP delegation again pressed to declare all booths in the state ‘super sensitive’ while Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharjee urged to assign media observers ahead of the elections. Left Front leader Rabin Deb said the Election Commission has already implemented their demand and have made it clear that no civic volunteers in the state will be deployed on poll duties.
Ohio State’s junior-forward Mason Jobst (26) steals the puck away from Notre Dame’s sophomore forward Mike O’Leary (19) during a Big Ten conference matchup at the Schottenstein Center on November 3, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. OSU lost 1-4. Credit: Alex Hulvalchick | For the LanternThe No. 11 Ohio State men’s hockey team (8-3-3, 3-3-0-0 Big Ten) will play a home game for the first time in nearly a month this weekend, with a two-game series against conference foe Penn State (8-7-1, 3-4-1-0 in Big Ten).The Nittany Lions come into this home series winning three of their past four games, including decisive 7-0 and 7-2 victories against Arizona State and Michigan State, respectively. Penn State is the latest high-powered offense Ohio State faces, ranking third in the nation with 3.81 goals per game.Penn State’s potent offense tallies an NCAA-leading 41.7 shots per game.“They’re going to get their shots,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We just have to continue to play solid defense, and the shot column is not the one that really means the most to me, it’s obviously the goals. And for us we want to defend as best we can and, when we get our opportunities, try to get some rushes going the other way.”Junior forward Andrew Sturtz leads Penn State with eight goals and 19 points, but a key player in the matchup will be sophomore forward Denis Smirnov. Smirnov returns to the Nittany Lions after missing the previous eight games with an undisclosed illness.The forward from Moscow, Russia, dominated during his freshman campaign, leading the nation’s freshmen with 47 points on 19 goals and 28 assists, all of which are Penn State freshman records. Smirnov has registered 11 points this season with five goals and six assists in eight games, and Rohlik knows how much of a threat he can be on the ice.“He’s one of the best players in the country. He’s proven that last year, and we understand what he brings,” Rohlik said. “He’s a catalyst to their offense, but again, for us it’s not about one guy, we have to defend their five guys on the ice, and that’s the way we go about it each week.”In the past four seasons, Ohio State has won 11 of its 16 matchups against Penn State, including two wins on the road — one in a shootout — last season while the Nittany Lions were ranked No. 1 in the country.“We got their number, I can tell you that,” senior forward Christian Lampasso said.Lampasso scored two of his four goals last weekend in Game 2 of the weekend sweep against then-No. 17 Michigan. He said the series was one of the highlight moments of his Ohio State career.“It was really cool getting those two goals, in Michigan, sealing the game, and it meant a lot for the school, for the team, a big win for the Buckeyes altogether,” Lampasso said.Penn State remains two points ahead of the Buckeyes in the Big Ten, but Ohio State has two games in hand and could move up to second in the conference behind Notre Dame with a pair of wins over the weekend.The Buckeyes will need to rely on their team defense, which has allowed the second-least goals in the NCAA, as well as their nation-leading penalty kill to slow down the Nittany Lions’ high-flying offense.“We’ve always tried to be defensive first, even last year, even though it maybe didn’t seem like that at times, but this year we’ve definitely bought all-in to the system, and, as you’ve seen it’s been working out pretty well for us,” junior forward Mason Jobst said.Puck drop for the Penn State series is set for 7:00 p.m. Friday and 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center.
In the first head-to-head exhibition between the two biggest names in golf, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, McIlroy managed to shoot a 5-under 67 to defeat Woods by one stroke in an 18-hole match on Monday in Zhengzhou, China.The match labeled as “Duel at Jinsha Lake,” McIlroy jumped out to an early lead with two birdies on the first three holes, which proved to be clutch down the stretch to hold off Woods, who finished with a 68.Despite McIlroy taking an early lead, Woods made the competition interesting for the fans in China coming down the front nine after falling two strokes behind. The 14-time major winner hit a flawless chip shot from the fairway on the par-3 12th hole that hit the pin and dropped in for birdie, drawing him within one stroke of the current No. 1 player in the world.But on the next hole Woods had to settle for a bogey after missing a long put, while McIlroy nailed a 7-footer for par.Woods would go on to birdie on the 14th hole to pull within one, but missed his chance to even the score on the 18th when he landed his approach shot in the bunker. Woods finished with the duel with six birdies and two bogeys.For both player this was a different experience.“This is certainly not like most Mondays,” Woods said. “To have this many people come out and watch us play golf in an exhibition was something special. This doesn’t happen.”McIlroy and Woods had to make the long travel to Zhengzhou after competing elsewhere on Sunday. McIlroy traveled from Shanghai, where he competed in the European Tour’s BMW Masters and finished second behind Peter Hanson. Woods traveled from Malaysia after finishing fourth in the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic.The win for McIlroy was a nice consolation prize after being defeated on Sunday.“It’s been a nice distraction to not dwell on what happened yesterday,” he said. “I let a great chance to win a golf tournament slip through my fingers. Coming to do something like this today has definitely made it a little easier to deal with.”Woods even hinted at the idea of having matches with McIlroy more often to create a rivalry at the game such as the ones between Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant that have made the NBA more exciting in recent years.“If you look at the history of the game, it’s not like other sports where the guys play against each other all the time. Jack (Nicklaus) and Arnold (Palmer) didn’t go at it that often,” Woods said. “But you know what, if we can do this for the next 10, 15 years, then certainly we can have that type of rivalry.”The rivalry is what 14-year-old Ji Tianxin, who is student and golfer on occasion, came to witness, as she watched her favorite player McIlroy beat Woods.“I don’t usually get this chance to watch the best players,” she said, watching the players putt on the fourth hole. “I think the two are both stars, so I really wanted to see them.”Woods does not see this being his last match against McIlroy or any other competitor because matches like these intensify and promote the game of golf.“I think having matches like this to promote the game of golf is what it’s all about,” Woods said. “We’re trying to promote the game of golf in this region, and it’s come a long way since my first time here 11 years ago.”
Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Ratings are in for December 24, 2018 this week.This week’s Christmas Eve edition drew an average audience of 1.78 million viewers on Monday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is a drop from last week’s show that averaged 2.55 million viewers. The show, which was pre-taped last week in Sacramento after the live RAW taping, came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 for the night on cable this past Monday night.Last week’s show had been the biggest audience for RAW since October. Given that the show fell on a Christmas Eve, the drop in viewers (30% drop) was expected.It was noted by F4WOnline that the last edition of RAW to fall on Christmas Eve back in 2012 averaged 3.15 million viewers overall.Monday Night Football on ESPN won the night on cable with 8.597 million viewers.Hourly Breakdowns and Demographics for WWE RAWHour 1: 1.752 (down from 2.717 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 1.789 (down from 2.558 million viewers)Hour 3: 1.784 (down from 2.367 million viewers)This week’s RAW, headlined by Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin, averaged 0.55 rating among adults 18-49. This is down from last week’s 0.86 rating. WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Google+
Kelli Rowe tried Bikram yoga one time a few years ago. It wasn’t an enjoyable experience, thanks largely to the man on a nearby mat whose stomach wasn’t agreeing with exercise in a 105-degree room.Little did Rowe know that just a few years later, Bikram yoga would give the Hazel Dell woman her life back.“It’s saved me,” Rowe said.Rowe, 53, has a birth defect, called Arnold-Chiari malformation that caused her to have seizures, migraines and balance issues. When Rowe was 32 years old, she had surgery that stopped the seizures. The other issues, however, persisted. Rowe has daily migraines and has always struggled with her balance.Still, Rowe was always physically active. She ran every morning, usually 2 to 5 miles, then would pop in a workout DVD or lift weights. She worked as a massage therapist, tended her garden and ran her house.“I was quite busy,” she said.Then, one sunny morning in January 2014, that all changed.Rowe’s Nissan Sentra was struck twice as she waited to turn at a red light. Rowe was left with a concussion and a totaled car. She was given medication to manage the persistent pain.A few months later, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and was prescribed psychotropic medication. She was also on sleeping pills to help her fall asleep at night and was taking additional medications to balance the side effects of the other drugs.
Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter January 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, USPS stamp dedicated to first responders in our communities Posted: January 25, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Today was the dedication and stamp unveiling of the forever stamp which honors first responders. The stamp pays tribute to firefighters, emergency medical professionals, and law enforcement officers who serve our communities. KUSI Newsroom
Click to enlarge SEATTLE — Only about 1 in 10 people who need treatment for substance abuse in Washington state are getting that help, but officials believe that could increase dramatically next January when tens of thousands more become eligible for insurance because of the new federal health care law.Lack of insurance and the cost of private care get a lot of the blame for nearly half a million Washington residents not getting the addiction help they need.The health care overhaul and the expansion of Medicaid it calls for are expected to change that picture for as many as 166,000 people in Washington, according to state and federal health officials.That would nearly triple the number of people seeking treatment in the state, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data. The analysis compared federal data on the addiction rates in the 50 states among the uninsured, the capacity of treatment programs and provisions of the new health law.In Washington state, about 59,000 people are currently receiving treatment, according to the federal government. Another 47,000 people with substance abuse issues would be newly eligible for insurance in 2014. And another 119,000 would become eligible if the state expands Medicaid coverage, as expected.
Nearly 39 Indian drug companies, including Aurobindo Pharma, Cadila and Mcleods Pharmaceuticals have been blacklisted by Vietnam for quality standard violations.Antibiotics made by Aurobindo and Mcleod, and Cadila’s anti-rabies vaccine Lyssavac have been banned. Along with the Indian companies, the Vietnamese drug regulator has also banned companies from Bangladesh and South Korea on its website, but has not specified the reason for the ban.Lyssavac, Cadila’s anti-rabies vaccine was also banned by World Health Organisation in January this year. A representative of a banned company casted doubt on the samples collected and said that problem is with the retail stores who do not follow proper storage methods.”Certain storage conditions need to be maintained for some products. Our control samples are absolutely fine. The products were banned on the basis of one sample. We will approach the Vietnamese regulator soon,” a senior executive of a blacklisted company was quoted saying to Economic Times.An investor relation spokesperson for Aurobindo Pharma was said “Our sales to Vietnam is just around $1 million in a year and hence does not matter much. Regulatory authorities have introduced additional steps for testing before the release of the batch.”However, industry estimates peg the overall market size at over $2.6 billion and expected to hit $8 billion by 2020. But a similar ban imposed by Vietnam imposed on 45 Indian companies in 2014 caused a significant dip in Indian pharmaceutical products to Vietnamese market. According to livemint, who relied on official commerce ministry data, exports fell 12% to $146 million in 2015-16 from $165 million in the previous fiscal year.The companies included in the Drug Regulatory Authority of Vietnam’s black list for regulatory non-compliance in 2014 included companies such as Strides Arcolab Ltd, Medley Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Marck Biosciences Ltd, Marksans Pharma Ltd and Umedica Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.Since the first ban, there have been some official attempts to investigate and verify the claims that led the companies to get black listed. In 2015, the CDSCO and Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) had held a strategic meeting with their Vietnamese counterparts to address the issue. Earlier, last month as well, it was announced that the ministry of commerce and industries is planning to set up a committee, along with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).It is suggested that if the claims of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Vietnam is validated and verified, then the commerce ministry may resort to cancelling or suspending the Import Export (IE) code of the companies.The IE code is a registration issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and is required for importing or exporting goods and services from India.Suspension and cancellation of the IE code could be done, as per the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act if “the Director General has reason to believe that any person has made an export or import in a manner gravely prejudicial to the trade relations of India with any foreign country or to the interests of other persons engaged in imports or exports or has brought disrepute to the credit or the goods of the country,” according to dgft.com
Share APProtesters gather outside the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017, in San Antonio, where a redistricting trial is taking place. Federal courts earlier this year found that Texas passed election laws to purposefully discriminate against Hispanic and black voters and the trial starting today could redraw Texas voting maps before 2018 and bolster Democratic efforts to reclaim Congress. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)A federal judge who has compared Texas’ voter ID requirements to a “poll tax” on minorities once again blocked the law Wednesday, rejecting a weakened version backed by the Trump administration and dealing Texas Republicans another court defeat over voting rights.U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected changes signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott this summer as not only lacking but also potentially chilling to voters because of new criminal penalties. The new version didn’t expand the list of acceptable photo identifications — meaning gun licenses remained sufficient proof to vote, but not college student IDs.Instead, the changes would allow people who lack a required ID to cast a ballot if they signed an affidavit and brought paperwork that showed their name and address, such as a bank statement or utility bill. Those revisions were supported by the U.S. Justice Department, which under President Barack Obama had joined Democrats and minority rights groups in suing over the law.But that position has changed with President Donald Trump in charge, who has established a commission to investigate allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 elections. In February, the Justice Department abandoned the argument Texas passed voter ID rules with discrimination in mind and said changes signed by Abbott should satisfy the courts.Texas first passed the voter ID law in 2011, the same year the GOP-controlled Legislature adopted voting maps that were also struck down as discriminatory.Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called the latest ruling “outrageous” and said an appeals court should void the decision.“The U.S. Department of Justice is satisfied that the amended voter ID law has no discriminatory purpose or effect. Safeguarding the integrity of elections in Texas is essential to preserving our democracy,” Paxton said in a statement.But Gonazles Ramos, who first struck down the law in 2014, said Texas didn’t go far enough with its changes and said that criminal penalties Texas attached to lying on the affidavit could have a chilling effect on voters who, fearful of making an innocent mistake on the form, simply won’t cast a ballot.Nor was she swayed by Texas clarifying under the revised law, known as Senate Bill 5, that both U.S. passport books and cards would be accepted. “This feature remains discriminatory because SB 5 perpetuates the selection of types of ID most likely to be possessed by Anglo voters and, disproportionately, not possessed by Hispanics and African-Americans,” she wrote.It was another major ruling over voter ID laws this year. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court shut the door on efforts by North Carolina to revive a state law that mandated voter identification. The Texas voter ID law could now be the high court’s next opportunity to weigh in.The decision also leaves open the potential of Texas becoming the first state dragged back under federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 gutted the federal Voting Rights Act, which had required states with troubled racial histories to submit election changes for approval. Gonzales Ramos left that question open for consideration later.Texas has spent years fighting to preserve both the voter ID law — which was among the strictest in the U.S. — and its voting maps. Earlier this month, a separate federal court found racial gerrymandering in Texas’ congressional maps and ordered voting districts to be partially redrawn before the 2018 elections.“From discriminatory gerrymandering to discriminatory voter ID laws, it has become entirely clear that Texas Republicans are rigging our election system,” said Gilberto Hinojosa, chairman of the Texas Democratic Party.
Your Lego Steve and Alex minifigs are great, but you’re pretty limited when it comes to faithful Lego clothing options. Fortunately the new Minecraft Skin Packs have arrived to address that little problem.Sure, you could easily just pop Steve’s head onto one of the numerous extra torsos you have laying around, but that wouldn’t look very Minecraft-y, would it? There’s just too much non-pixelated printing on most minifigs… though Steve could probably get away with slipping on the video gamer’s or DJ’s t-shirts.AdChoices广告Now, though, Lego’s got some authentic options for you. They’ve put together a pair of skin packs, and they’re pretty much the minifig equivalent of the ones you’ve been buying for your digital Minecraft characters for years.Each Lego Minecraft Skin Pack comes with four complete(ly pixelated) minifigs. They’re skinned head to toe, and Lego throws in an accessory for each, including shovels, picks, swords, axes, and bows. These are regular minifigs, too, so you’re free to take them apart and reassemble them as you please. They aren’t frustratingly fused like Lego’s magnets are.The Skin Packs are on sale over on Lego’s official online shop, and you’ll probably be able to find them at your favorite brick(no pun intended)-and-mortar stores soon, too. They go for $14.99 each, which makes them the cheapest way you can pick up a handful of Minecraft minifigs to add to your collection by five bucks.Minecraft and Lego have proved to be a perfect fit, so you can probably count on additional skin packs launching in the future. You know, until the franchise stops printing money.
Country’s largest power producer NTPC on Saturday said it has commissioned another 200 megawatt (MW) capacity at its Koldam Hydro Power Project in Himachal Pradesh. “Unit no. 4 of 200 MW of Koldam Hydro Power Project was commissioned on June 12, 2015, at 1950 hours,” NTPC said in a regulatory filing. The total installed capacity of the Koldam project now stands at 800 MW, with that of the Group rising to 44,798 MW, the filing said. The construction of the Koldam project, which started in 2003, was held up because of various environmental and geological issues, leading to a cost overrun of about 20 per cent against the approved investment of Rs 4,527 cr.
They say if it is Christmas, it has to be cakes and that too from Flury’s, the iconic tea room on Park Street. A favourite confectionery amongst Britishers and Indians alike, Christmas revelers in search of moist fruit cakes, plum puddings, rumballs, cookies and chocolates are making a beeline for these delicacies and more in the season of mists and endless partying. The vintage tea room has a distinct colonial hangover and its a wonder that it is now 90 years old. “Fruitcakes and plum cakes are the most popular buys. However, the plum pudding with a Also Read – Add new books to your shelfdash of alcohol is the richest in flavour. There is a rich cake full of candied fruits and almonds and figs, black currant and cranberry, it costs Rs 1000 for a 700 gms and is doing quite well”, says Vikas Kumar, Executive Chef of Flury’s. On any given day, 10,000 to 15000 customers are queuing up for their favourite cakes at Flury’s.In 1965, Flury’s was taken over by the Apeejay Surrendra Group. The organization’s patriarch Jit Paul, who is known to be a great fan of Flury’s, heard rumours that Mr Flury was going to sell his tea-room and leave the country. Paul immediately brought Flurys under the Apeejay Surrendra Group umbrella. Shirin Paul was given the charge of building the iconic brand. “Flurys is perhaps the only brand in Kolkata which evokes some kind of nostalgia among people, irrespective of age. Flurys is timeless and everyone has a Flurys memory or a favourite cake to share,” said Shirin Paul, Chairperson Emeritus, Apeejay Surrendra Group. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Flurys has entered into a strategic expansion drive, with 22 outlets (including Airport, Howrah Station, South City Mall, Acropolis and Salt Lake) across Kolkata and one each in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.If its baklava cake you are longing for, try Nahoum’s, a heritage Jewish confectionery in New Market, that has a distinguished old world charm about it. Rumballs, honey light plum cake and rich fruit cakes are flying off the shelves this time of the year. Prices are reasonable, ingredients remain the same over the years and the current owner Isaac Nahoum takes pride that the quality has not been compromised on over the years. The popular rich fruit cake comes for Rs 300 (for 400 grams), the light plum cake comes for Rs 250 (for 400 grams) and a slice of the chocolate walnut brownie comes for Rs 40. Cakes, another popular city chain, has over 30 varieties of cakes to please your tastebuds in the season of holly. Dundee cakes, fruit cakes, Yule log cake, tree cake, Santa cake are popular numbers. The walnut cherry fruitcake is priced at Rs 1100 and the hampers are also similarly priced.The bakery at the Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata has introduced a rainbow cake this year for Christmas and New Year. A 500 gm cake is priced at Rs 1150. The standard fruit cake (350 gm at Rs 400) and plum cake (350 gm at Rs 450) is doing well. Dundee cakes, plum pudding, cinnamon star cookies, crackle top cookies, chocolate Brunsley cookie, vanilla cookies are popular items at this heritage bakery which reopened in 2013.
Tags: Alitalia, Italy Italian government to loan Alitalia $973 million as the airline seeks buyer Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Share Source: The Associated Press MILAN — Struggling Italian air carrier Alitalia entered its second period of bankruptcy protection in a decade on Tuesday with the government approving a 600 million-euro (Cdn $773 million) bridge loan to keep the airline operating as it seeks a new buyer.The move came after the Alitalia board acknowledged the failure of a government-brokered relaunch plan, which workers overwhelmingly rejected despite softened job and salary cuts, out of concern it lacked a realistic strategy to revive revenue.The plan’s failure blocked a planned 2 billion-euro investment from both managing shareholder Etihad Airways, with a 49% share, and a consortium of Italian investors that controls a 51-per cent stake.Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda said the goal in the short term is to seek buyers while protecting service, routes and workers and “spending as little government money as possible.”The Italian government named three administrators – Luigi Gubitosi, Enrico Laghi and Stefan Paleari – to see Alitalia through a six-month period of reorganization.Alitalia has lost competitiveness as the European aviation market has been liberalized, suffering in particular under competition from low-cost carriers. Its failure has previously been staved off by government interventions.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyAnalysts, however, say it may be difficult to find another suitor, making the prospect of liquidation more likely than in past crises as the government may lack the political will to ensure the carrier’s survival as a stand-alone entity.“There is an air of inevitable disaster,” said airline analyst Gregory Alegi, who teaches at Rome’s LUISS University. “We could see something like Austria Air or Swissair, which ended up in the Lufthansa world but much slimmer and trimmer.”Milan Polytechnic University Finance Professor Marco Giorgino said any potential buyer “needs to understand the reality of managing a company with high debt that has lost market share and with high operating costs.”In lieu of a buyer to take over the company, the government-appointed administrators could consider selling off pieces of Alitalia.Alitalia has emphasized that its flights are operating on schedule heading into the summer tourist season. Alegi said the airline was unlikely to suffer an immediate loss of bookings since much summer travel was already scheduled.However, the company may run into trouble booking longer-term travel and with group operators, which could cost it cash.More news: Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?“Would you buy a ticket now for an operator that may not exist in six months?” Alegi asked.Alitalia filed for bankruptcy protection in 2008 when it was still state-owned, but avoided liquidation when then-Premier Silvio Berlusconi organized a group of Italian investors to step in during a privatization process. Etihad took a 49-per cent stake in 2014.Etihad Aviation Group CEO James Hogan said in a statement that Alitalia needs “fundamental and far-reaching restructuring to survive” and made clear the Abu Dhabi-based airline is not prepared to continue pumping money into the Italian company.Hogan said Etihad’s involvement delivered “significant improvements” early on. He blamed “marketplace challenges,” including competition from budget airlines and the effect of terror attacks on tourism, for Alitalia’s continued struggles.Hogan said Italy remains an important market for Etihad and the airline will continue to partner with Alitalia within its alliance that includes Air Berlin, Air Serbia and Air Seychelles.Alitalia’s latest woes come as Qatar Airways has closed a deal to buy a 49% stake in Italy’s second-largest carrier, Meridiana. << Previous PostNext Post >>
When you have a hole on the roster, there seems to be a trend ongoing in the NFL of doubling up on that weakness in the draft.We saw the Cardinals do this with one of the weakest positions on the roster in offensive guard, getting the uber-talented Jonathan Cooper and the equally intriguing small school prospect Earl Watford from James Madison University.Then it happened again later in the draft, and it was a much more… puzzling development. Against Virginia Tech in the 2011 ACC Championship game we see Ellington follow the down blocks and he has the responsibility of making one man miss in the hole. Well he’s successful there, but then we see what makes Ellington a unique talent, in that he’s able to break arm tackles and then use a one cut move and get to daylight.When I talk about Ellington lacking creativity in his runs it means he’ll often miss cutback lanes, and doesn’t bounce runs out effectively when there is an opportunity. The Cardinals had what I liked to call a “prove it” backfield coming into the draft. Rashard Mendenhall looked to be the man, but only has a one-year deal. The new regime has no attachment to the perennially injured Ryan Williams and both William Powell and Alfonso Smith are interesting prospects, but they never really got the chance to be the answer, and with a new coaching staff change typically takes place.I had been vocal about spending early picks on a running back, as I was comfortable with where they sat in terms of in-house talent, even taking into account Williams’ injury-plagued past. If they did take a running back I wanted to see it on day three, and they did that with one of my favorite prospects in the draft, and a guy I had a third round grade on in Stepfan Taylor.To say I was shocked at the Cardinals second pick in the sixth round would be a total understatement, but when you take into account total value, and the reality that the Cardinals are doing business the right way finally, taking a prospect that was universally graded as a second round type of guy in Andre Ellington makes all the sense in the world.What does Ellington bring to the table? He shows an excellent blend of quickness to the hole and balance through it in this run here against Auburn.What you see from Ellington is a back that will work through the garbage with power and balance, even if he isn’t a bigger back.Ellington isn’t necessarily a creative runner, meaning he isn’t going to be able to create something out of nothing or see small creases and expose them, but he follows his blockers and takes what the defense gives him.That often can lead to 1-2 yard gains, but he isn’t the type to get frustrated, and when the play is blocked correctly, you will see Ellington take advantage. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Ellington at times follows his blockers too much, as he’ll run up their backs in the hole, and gain minimal yardage. Top Stories While not a burner, he is fast enough, posting a 4.51 despite a troublesome hamstring at his pro day, and he shows an ability to make defenders miss with some wiggle to his runs. – / 48 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo One of the biggest plusses for Ellington in the Arians offense is that he’s a true three down back. When you watch him run the ball it’s obvious that he understands following the schemes and assignments and he often does a very good job of catching the ball out of the backfield, even if that isn’t a huge necessity in Arians offense.What makes him even more intriguing, though, is his willingness as a pass blocker.While he isn’t nearly as clean and effective right now as Taylor, he tries hard. 0 Comments Share That may sound a little Pop Warnerish, but the reality is getting a back that’s happy to stick their nose into an oncoming rusher’s chest is something that isn’t always a priority to some running backs, and Ellington does it.Ellington is a different kind of runner than Taylor. He isn’t nearly as instinctive or powerful, but he understands how to follow his blocks, has exceptional balance and does a great job of taking what is there with each and every run.While he may not be as rugged a back as Taylor, he offers the Cardinals a more pure runner and he is definitely a weapon that can be used on special teams and on kick returns. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling