LSU announces 2015 football schedule

first_imgBATON ROUGE — LSU will not have back-to-back road games in the Southeastern Conference in 2015 as it just did in 2014 with trips to Auburn and Florida, and the Tigers will play no more than four straight SEC opponents in 2015 after having to play seven in a row this season.The SEC office released all 14 member schools’ football schedules on Tuesday night. Here is the week-by-week schedule for the league for 2015 – http://www.secsports.com/article/11701342/2015-football-schedule-announced.After a Sept. 5 season opener against McNeese State in Tiger Stadium next year, LSU opens the SEC season at Mississippi State on Sept. 12 before hosting Auburn on Sept. 19. Following a trip to Syracuse on Sept. 26 and a home game against Eastern Michigan on Oct. 3, LSU returns to SEC play at South Carolina on Oct. 10. A home game against Florida follows on Oct. 17 before a non-conference interruption on Oct. 24 against Western Kentucky at home.After an open date on Halloween, LSU travels to Alabama for a Nov. 7 game. Then it hosts Arkansas on Nov. 14, travels to Ole Miss on Nov. 21 and closes the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 28 against Texas A&M at home. The Nov. 28 game could, however, be moved to Nov. 27 for television.MILES THIRD QUICKEST TO 100: Only two other football coaches in SEC history have reached 100 wins in fewer games than LSU coach Les Miles, who won his 100th on Saturday at Florida with a 30-27 victory in his 126th game and 10th season as LSU’s coach. The two SEC coaches who did it faster were South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier when he was Florida’s coach in 120 games starting in 1990 and into 1998 and Robert Neyland at Tennessee starting in 1926 and into 1939 when fewer games were played.Miles got to 100 quicker than Alabama coach Nick Saban, who needed 128 games through five seasons at LSU from 2000-04 and parts of five more at Alabama from 2007 and into 2011. Miles will try for victory No. 101 at LSU on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. when the Tigers (5-2, 1-2 SEC) host Kentucky (5-1, 2-1 SEC) in Tiger Stadium.STOOPS NO. 3 NEXT UP: Miles will bring in a 3-2 record against the Stoops family entering Saturday’s game against Kentucky and Coach Mark Stoops. Miles was 2-2 against Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops when he was Oklahoma State’s coach from 2001-04, and he has a 1-0 record against Mike Stoops, who was the head coach at Arizona from 2004-11. Miles beat Arizona 45-3 in the 2006 season.last_img read more

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Ole Miss increasingly optimistic Freeze will stay

first_imgOXFORD — Ole Miss and Hugh Freeze remain in contract negotiations Monday afternoon.The sides are making progress, a source told the Clarion-Ledger, and there seems to be increased optimism that Freeze will stay at the school.There is not a signed contract, though, contrary to a Memphis radio report.SBNation.com reported Sunday night that Freeze was considering a job offer from Florida that would pay him $4.2 to 4.3 million yearly. Ole Miss is expected to be able to get within the range of $4 million to retain Freeze on a new four-year contract, the maximum under state law.Report: Ole Miss’ Freeze has been offered Florida jobFreeze currently makes $3 million. In three seasons at Ole Miss he is 24-14 with two Egg Bowl wins, three victories against teams ranked in the top-10 at the time and had Ole Miss has high as No. 3 nationally this season. The Rebels are No. 13 with a 9-3 record (5-3 SEC West).There’s little doubt that Florida’s interest in Freeze was legitimate and there may have been mutual interest. But the Gators search does not seem to have ended on Freeze, and Florida released a statement Monday morning specifically saying no offer had been made.Florida denies job offer to Hugh FreezeYahoo reported Sunday that Colorado State’s Jim McElwain is a person of interest, and McElwain spoke with Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley late Saturday. FootballScoop.com reported Monday that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel is also a candidate, and CBS Philly reported that Foley will want to speak with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.last_img read more

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Point is ‘huge’ for QPR, says McClaren

first_imgSteve McClaren described QPR’s point at Hull as “huge” after they came back from two down to snatch a 2-2 draw.Struggling Rangers, beaten in nine of their previous 11 league matches, were staring at another defeat after Jarrod Bowen scored twice for the Tigers in the first half.But they found a way back, with Josh Scowen’s fortuitous goal giving them hope before Tomer Hemed’s late equaliser.AdChoices广告It extended the gap between Rangers and the relegation zone to eight points and manager McClaren is hopeful they have now turned a corner.He said: “That was huge. We beat Leeds two weeks ago and I thought that was the turning point but we’ve been disappointing in the last three games.Hemed scored with five minutes left to earn Rangers a point“Today was big. Getting beat with the last header of the game (against Rotherham) on Wednesday, on Thursday it was very hard to lift the players. But on Friday they were excellent – good response, lots of energy, and took that into the game.“The key for me was the character. We’ve not always shown that when we’ve been down.“It’s a result now that we need to take advantage of for the next eight games, not like we did after the great result and performance against Leeds.”McClaren brought on Bright Osayi-Samuel at half-time for Luke Freeman, who picked up a knock.The winger caused Hull problems and McClaren’s other substitutes, Scowen and Hemed, hauled Rangers back into the game.After his ball in towards Nahki Wells caught out keeper David Marshall and ended up in the net, Scowen set up the equaliser by chasing a lost cause and finding Hemed in the box.“You do it (make substitutions) every week – sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t,” McClaren said.“When it doesn’t, a lot of fans say ‘Why did you bring him on and why did you bring him off?’.“I always said that in this management game, with fans and the media you’re either a hero or a bum. But I always think you’re somewhere in between.“The subs have worked this week. Let’s hope they keep working for the last eight games.”Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel Embed from Getty Images See also:Late Hemed goal snatches point for QPRMassey among wingers on QPR’s radarcenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Seeing red in Washington…

first_img HE GONE! Prev Forums Home #Grateful 283 posts SouthSidePride Share on other sites 61 Seeing red in Washington… Members Next 8 Posted April 14, 2006 53,174 posts Link to post Posted April 14, 2006 Posted April 14, 2006 LOVE that “W” hat. The team should actually be wearing those. And enough with the red already! Recommended Posts 2 8 Link to post Members 0 22,645 cupie I think we’re done. This is awkward now. 0 61 Posted April 14, 2006 Share this post Share this post Followers 0 Share on other sites Eye Members Posted April 14, 2006 Members 0 Those number have to go. Leave the DC as is. It’s plenty.Not too much red either, IMO. 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 totc Share on other sites NY Jay Link to post Members 61 12,401 posts wman 4,697 posts Location:Long Island, NY 1,129 0 BallWonk 1,129 Eye Share on other sites Share this post cappital92 Share on other sites 997 posts 1,292 0 0 0 Members griffelh 8 Members NY Jay 4 Link to post 0 Link to post Posted April 14, 2006 0 pflava Members Being a Mets fan is like being water boarded on a nightly basis Sports Logo News I don’t have a picture, but I noticed that Frank Robinson was wearing a jersey. Whenever I’ve seen him manage, he’s always worn a jacket. Anyone know why he’s just wearing a jersey? Sports Logos 141 posts 0 Share this post Link to post 0 0 46 Share this post Link to post Location:The DMV. By NDwas, April 14, 2006 in Sports Logo News TheOldRoman totc Jerseys and Caps Fill My Closets Location:Ontario, Guelph and Ottawa Gothamite Share this post 0 1 five boroughs, one City. Share on other sites sacker12 2,258 posts I also noticed a photographer wearing an awesome hat – sort of a different take on the ‘DC’ hats……..a ‘W. Ooooh. ‘ (sorry for the big head)I love that cap. Very cool, and much better than the mismatched Walgreens W. That is an old Senators hat. Love it. Share on other sites Share this post 5 Link to post 46 Also, Terry Francona has to wear a fleece pullover jacket because of his circulation problems. Banned Wearin’ the C 46 NDwas 53,285 posts slapshot 8 Share this post 5,241 posts Location:Central PA Assuming he’s breaking some manager-in-uniform rule, who exactly is going to be the umpire who tells Frank Robinson to change his shirt? Even if you put aside the whole living legend, Hall of Famer, black sporting pioneer, one of the greatest ballplayers of all time thing, and even if you also put aside the fact that he’s like 103 years old and you’re supposed to cut old folks a little slack, and even if you further put aside his Presidential Medal of Freedom, there’s the fact that until a couple of years ago he was boss of the umpires. That’s a lot of stuff to put aside just to tell an old man to change his shirt. Every umpire should tell him to change his shirt, if it violates the rules. It doesn’t matter if he runs the league, umpires, bat boys, peanut vendors, whatever. He is not above the game, nor should he use his position to intimidate or influence any umpires. And I think that was proven by his many ejections last season.That’s not to say that Robinson does any of those things, it’s just a list of examples. I haven’t read anything or seen anything to warrant feelings of Robinson being above the game. 5 22,645 SportsLogos.Net 1,358 posts 5 Favourite Logos:90’s Devil RaysLate 50’s Senators70-91 Trail BlazersCurrent Wizards alt95-01 SonicsVancouver Grizzlies95-03 RocketsFt. Wayne Pistons Share on other sites Seeing red in Washington… Members 0 Posted April 14, 2006 Location:Columbia, MIZ / South Chicago, IL philly97flyer Share on other sites Link to post All Activity Share on other sites Share this post 0 SouthSidePride NDwas Share this post 1,583 posts Posted April 14, 2006 TheOldRoman 3,302 posts Posted April 14, 2006 0 1,292 Members 2,258 posts Share this post slapshot Share this post Link to post Favourite Logos:New York MetsDetroit Red WingsBoston Celticscenter_img Link to post 4 cappital92 Share on other sites Razzle Dazzle! Members 449 posts 1,292 Location:Confirmed. Sending supplies. Link to post 8 We [are all] some A-T-L Thrashers Gothamite 8 Link to post 721 Members SportsLogos.Net Sign in to follow this   Share this post 2 Sports Logos Share on other sites I don’t have a picture, but I noticed that Frank Robinson was wearing a jersey. Whenever I’ve seen him manage, he’s always worn a jacket. Anyone know why he’s just wearing a jersey?What are you talking about? Every manager of every team in every league wears a uniform. And almost every other manager in baseball wears a jacket over their jersey.And besides, it’s too hot to be wearing a jacket – it’s almost 85 degrees on the field today. And the Nats’ lost 13-4. Nah, Frank often wears a short-sleeved windshirt (looks like the official pull-over windbreaker with the arms cut off) instead of the team’s official jersey. Assuming he’s breaking some manager-in-uniform rule, who exactly is going to be the umpire who tells Frank Robinson to change his shirt? Even if you put aside the whole living legend, Hall of Famer, black sporting pioneer, one of the greatest ballplayers of all time thing, and even if you also put aside the fact that he’s like 103 years old and you’re supposed to cut old folks a little slack, and even if you further put aside his Presidential Medal of Freedom, there’s the fact that until a couple of years ago he was boss of the umpires. That’s a lot of stuff to put aside just to tell an old man to change his shirt.So Frank wears his little short-sleeved jacket thingy instead of his uniform jersey just about all the time.But to the point: That W is suh-wee-heet. Is it some kind of sample? A prototype? An accidental preview, or a glimpse of what might have been? The mere glimpse of that W cap has erased 18 months of the pretzel-W growing on me to the point that I almost like it. One glimpse of that photo and I’m back to my raging, Guillen-like hatred of the pretzel-W. All Activity 0 Share this post Location:Woodbridge, VA 0 sacker12 Share on other sites Share on other sites 0 0 701 posts 0 Page 1 of 5   Posted April 14, 2006 Scioscia, the manager of the Halos also only wears the pullover short sleeve windbreaker. I think the only time he is wearing his jersey is for picture day. Members Link to post Posted April 14, 2006 griffelh 5 Link to post Moderators 0 Adam Link to post Followers 0 pflava 0 0 Forums Home 1,583 posts I also noticed a photographer wearing an awesome hat – sort of a different take on the ‘DC’ hats……..a ‘W. Ooooh. ‘ (sorry for the big head) I love that cap. Very cool, and much better than the mismatched Walgreens W. I don’t have a picture, but I noticed that Frank Robinson was wearing a jersey. Whenever I’ve seen him manage, he’s always worn a jacket. Anyone know why he’s just wearing a jersey?What are you talking about? Every manager of every team in every league wears a uniform. And almost every other manager in baseball wears a jacket over their jersey.And besides, it’s too hot to be wearing a jacket – it’s almost 85 degrees on the field today. And the Nats’ lost 13-4. Not true. John Gibbons never wears a Jays jersey he wears a workout thing…I saw in a article on TSN or Sportsnet that its called a “shell.” Looks like a pullover type of thing. 0 Posted April 14, 2006 philly97flyer 4 I think we’re done. This is awkward now. Share on other sites Prev 110 Those alternates are awesome, but like someone mentioned, there is too much red. A navy blue hat would look sweet with those uniforms. Location:The DMV. I really like the hat, and then the jersey…just not together. It seems beyond me why they would not change any of them to blue, the red is so overbearing. I also do not like the patch on them, as it seems to be a bit of a DC logo overload, and it seems pointless to put the script W in the center of the patch.If the Nats really wanted a cool alternate they would have made either the hat or the jersey blue. That would look fresh.On another note, I think that the Nats should just drop the script W all together, they are not the Senators, and the DC logo is one of the best in baseball for both its blend of traditionalism and moderness. 110 I’m not so sure it is a Cooperstown Collection one. Perhaps one of those Nike caps with the cobbled-together logos (such as the Arizona cap with the flowing A as is found on the road jersey, or the DB made from the snakes)? wman Share on other sites 1 I also noticed a photographer wearing an awesome hat – sort of a different take on the ‘DC’ hats……..a ‘W. Ooooh. ‘ (sorry for the big head)I love that cap. Very cool, and much better than the mismatched Walgreens W. That is an old Senators hat. Love it. That is NOT an old Senators hat. The W is gold, white and red, the National’s colors. It appears to be a custom job. Members 0 Posted April 14, 2006 Sports Logo News Next Share on other sites 4 0 Link to post NDwas NJTank 1,129 NJTank 0 2 I dont like that patch on those jerseys. I agree. I love that patch on the home and road jerseys, but it sucks on this one.Hat – DCChest – DCSleeve – DCWait, where do they play agian?They should put a patch from last year, or a W inside the circle patch. As it is now, it doesn’t look good. Share on other sites 3 4 Members Posted April 14, 2006 I dont like that patch on those jerseys. 721 Posted April 14, 2006 Medical Crab The Mets pounded them into a bloody mess they needed red to cover it up Lest we not forget, they’re still the Mets, and no matter how good they look now, come September, they will still be the same old Mets. 110 I don’t have a picture, but I noticed that Frank Robinson was wearing a jersey. Whenever I’ve seen him manage, he’s always worn a jacket. Anyone know why he’s just wearing a jersey?What are you talking about? Every manager of every team in every league wears a uniform. And almost every other manager in baseball wears a jacket over their jersey.And besides, it’s too hot to be wearing a jacket – it’s almost 85 degrees on the field today. And the Nats’ lost 13-4. 721 110 0 Location:Belleville, NJ 0 Wearin’ the C Adam 110 198 posts cupie 0 Share on other sites philly97flyer The Mets pounded them into a bloody mess they needed red to cover it up 106 posts Members Members Share this post 0 Link to post Posted April 14, 2006 17,857 posts 110 BallWonk 0 NDwas Share this post Share this post 0 Posted April 14, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites philly97flyer Link to post 22,645 Posted April 14, 2006 2 Share this post 0 5,531 posts Posted April 14, 2006 2 3 Link to post 5 0 Page 1 of 5   0 Sign in to follow this   Posted April 14, 2006 Go To Topic Listing 0 0 The Nats’ unveiled their new red alts today against the Mets. The result? Three two-out home runs in the top of the first for the Queens Queens. And a 7-2 New York lead going into the bottom of the 5th.I also noticed a photographer wearing an awesome hat – sort of a different take on the ‘DC’ hats……..a ‘W. Ooooh. ‘ (sorry for the big head) Share this post Members Seeing red in Washington…last_img read more

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Conor McGregor arrested for a shocking crack – Fighting – MMA

first_imgThe British tabloid The Sun published the real reason why MMA star Conor McGregor was arrested last week on the island of Corsica.The 32-year-old Irishman was detained, interrogated and released after he was charged with indecent behavior and sexual assault.It was now clear that McGregor had taken off his pants and was left naked in front of a young married woman as she went to the bathroom of a Corsican bar.The incident happened on September 6 in the port city of Calvi. The MMA star was intoxicated when he behaved indecently.However, the complaint against him was filed only on September 10. The Irishman was released on Sunday and no charges have been filed against him. However, the case is still open and may continue in the coming days. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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The Head Game

first_imgI have often wondered why some athletes with great potential often disappoint, and why others with less physical ability and potential often exceed expectations and play really well. In the Sixties, when I was a medical student playing county cricket for Warwickshire, I spent a lot of time listening to the wise words of a former England player Tiger Smith who represented his country from 1911 to 1914. He often told me that there are two games of cricket. One is played on a large outfield and is visible to everyone and a second that is more important but less visible is played on a small area inside the head. Harmony is important and both games must be played well in order to get success on the field. He also said that in the Sixties, most of the players focused exclusively on the outer game. Consequently, little or no attention was paid to the more important head game. Six decades later, that observation still stands.VVS Laxman In the late Seventies and early Eighties, I was asked to work with Australian Rules football players and I got an opportunity to examine Tiger’s hypothesis. Australian Rules football is a rough, tough and extremely physical game that encompasses certain aspects of rugby, basketball and boxing. I informed the coaches that I knew absolutely nothing about the physical aspects, technical skills or the tactical and strategic requirements of the game, and that I had no desire to learn about them. My main aim was to seehow improving the players’ mental game would impact their performance on the field.The request from the football clubs came soon after the West Indies team’s outstanding performance in World Series Cricket. Then, many of my friends referred to me as the “witch doctor” because they believed that I could get into people’s heads and influence their thinking and behaviour. I never attempted to correct that belief. Instead, I used it to my advantage in my dealings with the footballers. To make my case about the importance of the head games I quoted basketball player Bill Russell who said: “The main difference between great teams and good teams is not physical skill, but mental toughness. That is, how well a team can keep its collective wits under pressure. Teams that can do this under the maximum pressure will win most of the time. Heart in champions has to do with the depth of their motivation and persistence, how well their minds and bodies react to pressure. It is concentration – that is being able to do the best under maximum stress, pain and fatigue.”That is a general outline of what the inner game is about. It is a game that is constantly played in our heads but most of the time we are not aware of it. It is an interaction between our thoughts and feelings, our goals and fears. Without a good inner game it is very difficult to play a good outer game.Rahul DravidImproving the footballers’ head game by enhancing self-image and self-belief worked wonders on the football field. Getting rid of negative forces like self-doubts, mental and physical tension, lapses in concentration, anxiety, fear, indiscipline, low motivation, limiting beliefs and poor management of pressure also produced great results. Every aspect of the teams’ performance improved. In fact, during the last seven years that I spent in Australia the football teams with whom I worked won five of seven grand finals, the equivalent of the American Super Bowls. The footballers soon learnt that they played many different head games depending on the challenges they faced. They also found out that those games were controlled by diverse motives and stimuli. Peter Thompson, five-time winner of the British Open golf championship often referred to the different head games that golfers play and the diverse motives that initiate and control them. He once told me: “High achievers in sport are sometimes desperate people crying out for love, recognition and public acclamation and it is at times sad to see them doing anything and everything to succeed. However, there are other motives such as winning or trying to make a living. I suppose the purest motive is to win for yourself and experience that quiet inner feeling of satisfaction and sense of achievement. That is the noble end. This motive seems to be the most powerful and keeps yougoing longer but there comes a time when that too loses its power.”Good concentration is one of the most important components of the head game. Although coaches and players talk a lot about the importance of concentration they hardly ever teach or control it adequately. During the execution of a task, concentration is most productive when it is focused in the present on the right cues, for example the batsman watching the ball out of the bowler’s hand and judging its line and length. In competition, most mistakes in concentration are made when attention is focused in the past on previous mistakes and failures or in the future on the result or imaginary disappointments and failures. The present is the point of power. Most good players will tell you that they play best when they stay in the present and focus on the basics.In truth and in fact, we become what we concentrate on, and in a real sense we are where our concentration is.VVS Laxman the former Indian Test batsman summed up his understanding of concentration when he said: “In any sport you will at times lose concentration and be distracted by the opposition, the crowd, the way you are batting, the score, and negative thoughts in your mind. As soon as you recognize these distractions you should immediately bring your attention back to the present and focus on the process.”Laxman’s colleague, Rahul Dravid, reinforced his message: “Concentration in batting is the ability to play one ball at a time and not get too far ahead of yourself or get caught up in the past.”Attention control is best achieved when the mind and body are calm, relaxed and alert; it is most inadequate when the mind and body are tense and tight. This is why the practice of meditation is so important.Players and coaches must now rethink their methods and try to understand that they will inhibit potential and diminish performance if they continue to ignore the most important game in sport, the head game. That advice is equally important to sports administrators.last_img read more

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Jones out of Thursday’s lineup with “rib area” soreness

first_imgBALTIMORE — After showing clear discomfort in his final at-bat of Wednesday’s win over Minnesota, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was out of the lineup for the final game of the series on Thursday.Manager Buck Showalter said Jones is dealing with “discomfort in the rib cage area,” but no further testing had been ordered as of a few hours before Thursday’s game.“Adam was a little sore in his rib area yesterday. He wants to play,” Showalter said. “He said he’s fine and is probably not happy with the old manager right now. I thought it’d be smart to give him a day. The only time it was a challenge for him was the last at-bat, because I asked him if he’s felt it before and was something nagging him [the last few days].”According to FOX Sports, Jones is dealing with discomfort in his oblique, a problem that can often result in a trip to the disabled list for many players. The Orioles hope they’ve caught the problem in time, however.Jones, 30, missed 25 games last year while dealing with shoulder, back, and ankle ailments at various points in the season. The five-time All-Star selection had missed a total of just five games in the previous three seasons.“We’re not going to mention the [oblique] word,” Showalter said. “I’m hoping that it’s a one-day thing and we’re there tomorrow, but we’re not going to take a chance with it on April 7.”Taking Jones’ place in center field on Thursday was Rule 5 pick Joey Rickard, who was also leading off for the first time in his major league career. Nolan Reimold was making his first start of the season in left.Below are Thursday night’s lineups:MINNESOTA2B Brian DozierRF Danny Santana1B Joe MauerDH Miguel Sano3B Trevor PlouffeLF Eddie RosarioSS Eduardo EscobarC John Ryan MurphyCF Byron BuxtonSP Phil Hughes (2015 stats: 11-9, 4.40 ERA)BALTIMORECF Joey RickardLF Nolan Reimold3B Manny Machado1B Chris DavisRF Mark TrumboSS J.J. HardyDH Pedro Alvarez2B Jonathan SchoopC Caleb JosephSP Ubaldo Jimenez (2015 stats: 12-10, 4.11 ERA)last_img read more

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F1 Spanish Grand Prix practice: Start time, TV channel, live stream, and full race schedule for Barcelona

first_img 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uk F1 is in Spain as Lewis Hamilton looks to get back to winning ways following the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone.The Brit has won three of the five races which have been held so far but was beaten by Max Verstappen on home turf last weekend.Max Verstappen took the chequered flag at Silverstone last weekCredit: ReutersWhat time does the F1 Spanish Grand Prix practice start?The F1 Spanish Grand Prix is being held from Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16.Practice one commences at 10am on Friday.Practice two follows at 2pm the same day.Practice three will be held at 11am on Saturday.What TV channel is the F1 Spanish Grand Prix on and can I live stream it?The full F1 Spanish Grand Prix weekend is live on Sky Sports F1.To stream live, head to the Sky Go app.Non-Sky Sports subscribers can stream the race live by purchasing a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.F1 Spanish Grand Prix scheduleFriday, August 14 10am: Free Practice One2pm: Free Practice TwoSaturday, August 1511am: Free Practice Three2pm: QualifyingSunday, August 162.10pm: Race Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.last_img read more

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Mark Kope of Tonkawa was winner of the 2017 Kansas Wheat Festival logo/button design contest

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 185 weeks ago Awesome job!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 185 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Mark Cope of Tonkawa named winner of the 2017 Kansas Wheat Festival button design contest.Sumner Newscow report — Mark Kope of Tonkawa, an employee of KanOkla, was named the 2017 Kansas Wheat Festival logo/button design winner. The new design which was revealed at a Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce coffee earlier this month incorporates two events: the annual Kansas Wheat Festival with the 105th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail.Kope said he didn’t know much about the Chisholm Trail, so he did what most all of us do when we know nothing about a subject – he Wikipedia it. He saw the map, made in 1873, and he used it for the background. He then integrated the silhouette cowboy.“I wanted to depict the challenges of the cowboy back in the day with the map that symbolized the Chisholm Trail,” Kope said. “Of course, I needed to include the wheat heads.”The Kansas Wheat Festival will be held July 12-16.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Super kitchens: Stove, sink, fridge … and wifi countertop?

first_img This photo provided by Home Depot shows an oversized island with ample seating in a super kitchen. The era of the “super kitchen” has arrived, say interior designers and trend-watchers: People are building or remodeling kitchens that include work and entertainment space, too. (Home Depot via AP) This photo provided by Home Depot shows two islands, instead of one, offering plenty of space in a super kitchen. The era of the “super kitchen” has arrived, say interior designers and trend-watchers: People are building or remodeling kitchens that include work and entertainment space, too. (Home Depot via AP) This photo provided by Home Depot shows a built-in desk in the kitchen, designed to match the rest of the kitchen. The era of the “super kitchen” has arrived, say interior designers and trend-watchers: People are building or remodeling kitchens that include work and entertainment space, too. (Home Depot via AP) American kitchens have always served as more than cooking and eating spaces. Generations of kids have done homework at kitchen tables. Parents claim counter space to organize family miscellany, tap out work emails on laptops or install a television.But now those work and entertainment uses are part of kitchen design from the get-go.The era of the “super kitchen” has arrived.“Our findings show that homeowners expect kitchen renovations to go far beyond improving flow, storage or aesthetics,” said Nino Sitchinava, principal economist at Houzz.com, in announcing the site’s 2016 Kitchen Trends Survey. “The ‘super kitchen’ has literally become a living room, family room and office, with finishes, layouts and decor that challenge us to define where the kitchen ends and the rest of the home begins.” Interior designer Mikel Welch calls the kitchen “the new epicenter of the house.”“Everybody’s working from home,” and they often prefer doing that in an open kitchen rather than a sequestered home office.What are the features of a true “super kitchen”?HIGH-TECH STATIONSDesigner Tiffany Brooks, host of HGTV’s “Most Embarrassing Rooms in America,” says homeowners want technology within easy reach, but protected from food and drink spills. Some add a built-in iPad docking area or laptop station on a counter, while others choose the less expensive option of adding a tablet dock mounted under a cabinet, with an arm that swings out.People also want power. Pop-up outlets are being installed directly into countertops, says Sarah Fishburne, director of trend and design for the Home Depot. Wireless “charging countertops” are also available, including LG’s Tech Top and Dupont Corian. And homeowners are adding extra power outlets throughout the kitchen, and designing dedicated charging areas with power strips.The goal, says Fishburne, is to have “many outlets readily available for anything you might need to plug in, from computer to glue gun.”Another tech choice: Dishwashers that run almost silently, so they won’t distract you while you’re working in the kitchen. And full-size televisions are being added to the main cooking area so you can do your binge-watching in the same place where you try to avoid binge-eating.The traditional focus of kitchen planning — a stove-sink-refrigerator triangle — has become a square, Welch says, with the TV added as a core necessity.Occasionally, new kitchen technology does involve food: “Warming drawers are huge,” Brooks says. Because many people work nontraditional hours, “somebody is cooking at 2,” she says, “but then somebody is eating at 5, and somebody is coming home at 9.”And some people, Welch says, “want to essentially bring Starbucks to them.” Restaurant-quality drink facilities are being added to home kitchens, including elaborate built-in tea and coffee stations, built-in soda systems, faucets with a sparkling water spigot and temperature-controlled wine refrigerators.MORE SURFACES, MORE SEATING, MORE STORAGE“An emerging trend is two islands being incorporated into a kitchen, if there is space,” says Fishburne. “This allows for a prep island and an island to accommodate other family functions like work or homework while you are preparing dinner.”Several of Welch’s design clients have requested oversize countertops that “allow six to eight people to comfortably sit with barstools,” he says.Lounging-friendly seating is a priority, whether or not guests will be eating. If a kitchen doesn’t have space for a sectional sofa or other large seating, some homeowners are knocking down walls to merge the kitchen with other rooms. Houzz says half of its survey respondents reported making their kitchens more open to other indoor spaces.And along with opening up the kitchen to the rest of the house, many homeowners are decorating the kitchen to match other rooms.“The kitchen is becoming a lot prettier,” Brooks says. “It is what the living room was” years ago.The kitchen backsplash area can be a creative showcase, the designers say, using custom-made tiles or even antique mirrored glass.Kitchen storage, too, is becoming more stylish and more organized. Closet-design systems originally conceived for bedroom closets are now being used to organize kitchen cabinets and pantries, Brooks says.And rather than cramming work papers or family files into a cabinet designed for dishes, designers are building office and crafts storage into the kitchen. Many kitchens now have desks or computer workstations, and the days of bringing in “horrible, chunky rolling cabinets” to store files is over, says Welch. Non-kitchen items are stored in “built-ins that match the rest of the kitchen.”Whether they’re asking for the most flattering lighting or details like high-end brass cabinet pulls, clients want everything to be beautiful, Welch says. More than ever, they want “that visual ‘wow’ factor.”last_img read more

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