May 18

Hiker falls to his death from Yosemite National Park’s famed Half Dome

first_imgGeorge Rose/Getty Images(MARIPOSA, Calif.) —  A hiker slipped and fell to his death Monday while climbing Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome trail, officials said.The man was ascending the Half Dome cables with another hiker during a thunderstorm when he slipped and fell off the rock formation Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. National Park Service. The metal cables take hikers up the last 400 feet of granite to the summit of Half Dome, which is nearly 5,000 feet above California’s Yosemite Valley.Park rangers were notified and found his body around 1 p.m. local time. The man’s identity will be released after his family is notified, according to the National Park Service.Park rangers also provided assistance to the second hiker on the Half Dome cables.The National Park Service said in a statement Tuesday that the cause of the incident remains under investigation.It’s the first death on the Half Dome cables since 2011 and the first visitor fatality of this year.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

August 16

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott says everyone can get huge contract with NFL salary cap trends

first_img NFL training camp 2019: Surprising roster cuts to watch for Along with Prescott, Cooper and Elliott are due for extensions. Prescott is sent to earn just over $2 million in base salary this season, which is the final year of his rookie contract. Elliott had the fifth year of his rookie deal picked up and Cooper is scheduled to make $13.9 million this season on the fifth-year option of his rookie contract the Raiders had already picked up.Prescott said the conversations are moving along when it comes to negotiations.“I mean, steps have to be made,” Prescott said Monday. “They’re simple steps. For the most part, obviously you want to get closure and obviously you want to get it done, but the Cowboys probably feel the same way that I do: Nobody wants to take anything that’s not fair to the other.” Hue Jackson hopes to be an NFL head coach again “For somebody to say you can only take so much because of the salary cap or you can only do this or that, I don’t know how fair that is to say,” Prescott said, via USA Today. “Because with gambling, with everything going into this league, everything is going to continue to keep going up. It’s important for all these guys to get every bit of their worth.”I want to see (running back) Zeke (Elliott) the highest paid. I want to see (receiver) Amari (Cooper) the highest paid. I want to see myself up there. And I don’t think any of that is too far-fetched. Because at the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, a year or two later, you’re not going to be the highest paid. That’s just the way the game goes.” Related News Redskins’ Josh Norman runs with bulls in Pamplona, Spain: It was ‘crazy’ The Cowboys and Prescott have been working on getting a deal signed, but Prescott said the bigger contract isn’t going to make him a different or more successful player.“Success is such a big umbrella in my eyes,” Prescott said. “I don’t even think about judging myself or taking the pros and cons, pluses and minuses of what I did to reach that until I hang up the cleats. So for me it’s about just being the best I can and making sure I’m getting better each and every year in all those aspects of life.“It’s much bigger than to say I’ve reached success or I’ve earned my money or earned what people put the dollar amount as worth. It’s bigger than that.” Dak Prescott isn’t worried about being the highest paid NFL player, or even the highest-paid quarterback.The Cowboys star said the way mega contracts and the salary cap for the NFL are trending, eventually every good player will be able to sign a lucrative deal.last_img read more

August 14

SCBL tournament update for Tuesday

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 Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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 Sumner Newscow report — Here’s an update of the South-Central Border League Tournament for Tuesday, Jan. 21.Monday scores: Girls:Caldwell 56 Udall 15Argonia 47 South Haven 45Sedan 39 West Elk 27Central 39 Cedar Vale-Dexter 37Tuesday schedule: Boys:#8 Cedar Vale vs. #1 Udall#5 Sedan at #4 Argonia#7 South Haven at #2 West Elk#6 Caldwell at #3 Oxford.Thursday semifinals:Girls at Cowley County Community College:Losers bracket –#9 Udall vs. #5 South Haven, 4 p.m.#3 Cedar Vale-Dexter vs. #2 Sedan, 5:30 p.m.Winners bracket:#1 Caldwell v. #4 Argonia, 7 p.m.#6 Central vs. #2 Sedan, 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

August 3

Swim teams flock to Heritage City for Kootenay Regional Meet

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes are ready to use home pool advantage to defend their Kootenay Regional Title this weekend at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre.The meet begins Saturday morning before concluding Sunday afternoon. The top swimmers in each event have an opportunity to represent the zone at the BC Provincial Summer Swim Association Championships August 17-20 in Kamloops.Teams from Castlegar, Trail, Grand Forks, Creston, Kimberley and Colville, Wash., are expected to attend the meet.last_img read more

August 2


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, GENDER AGENDA, WINNER: “I was afraid we were going to be too close to the lead but when I saw the slow pace I knew we were OK. Out of the gate, I let the favorite (Glory) go and tried to force her to the lead; I just put us second and followed them.“After that, it wasn’t going to be my fault because I knew we were getting a perfect trip in that spot. She was so relaxed and she got a perfect trip.“I think she wants to go a mile, or a mile and a sixteenth. I think this distance worked so well because of the slow pace. Last time, she was caught down by the rail and struggled a bit but today she was able to get out and had a beautiful trip.” KENT DESORMEAUX, STORMY LUCY, SECOND: “I got out too late. She was the best today . . . ” KEITH BRACKPOOL, PART OWNER, GENDER AGENDA: “This filly’s been unlucky. She’s had full fields in almost everything she’s gone up against. I’m thinking, ‘When are we going to get a decent shot?’ He (Rafael Bejarano) rode her beautifully today, she rated beautifully, and she’s a nice filly.” CARLA GAINES, GENDER AGENDA, WINNER: “We were trying to decide to run in this race or the6 ½ down the hill (Monrovia on Jan. 3). She’s a very good miler and we decided to attempt to get her to stretch out that extra eighth (of a mile), and it worked.”center_img MIKE SMITH, GLORY, THIRD: “She ran great. If the grass was a little firmer, maybe she would’ve hung on, but she ran great.”TRAINER QUOTES             NOTES: The winning owners are Keith Brackpool, Alon Ossip and Tim Ritvo.last_img read more

October 28

10 months agoBayern Munich chief Salhamidzic casts fresh doubt on future of Chelsea, Spurs target Hummels

first_imgBayern Munich chief Salhamidzic casts fresh doubt on future of Chelsea, Spurs target Hummelsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich sports chief Hasan Salhamidzic has cast doubt on the future of Mats Hummels.The Germany defender has been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham in the last 24 hours.And Salihamidzic was less than definitive when asked if Hummels was happy at the club.He also stopped short of saying that the ex-Dortmund defender would be staying in January.When asked about Hummels on Wednesday night, Salhamidzic said: “He wanted to talk to me and to Kalle [Karl-Heinz Rummenigge]. I told him my point and he’s got his.”But I think we’ve come to a common denominator. I’m not going to disclose the details of the conversation.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 13

BC finance minister says doubleA credit rating sign of continued stability

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia’s Finance Minister Carole James says Dominion Bond Rating Service has confirmed the province’s double-A high credit rating, maintaining the rate the province has held since May 2007.The Ministry of Finance says in a news release that the rating recognizes B.C.’s growing economy, balanced fiscal policy and affordable debt.It calls the double-A high rating “a strong affirmation of the province’s direction and fiscal position.”Dominion’s report forecasts the provincial economy will grow by 2.9 per cent this year before slowing to a “more sustainable pace” of around 2 per cent.The report comes in the wake of the new government’s budget update in September.The Finance Ministry says British Columbia remains the only province rated triple-A with all three international credit rating agencies, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch.“The AA high rating recognizes that choices to invest in British Columbians will help chart a path to continued economic stability,” James says in the release.She says the investments being made by the New Democrat government lay the foundation for a better B.C.last_img read more

October 13

Australian leader says cybersecurity laws urgently needed

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s prime minister says new Australian cybersecurity laws that force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by extremists and other criminals were urgently needed to safeguard the nation.The legislation was passed by the Senate late Thursday, the last day the Parliament sat in 2018.The opposition Labor Party agreed to support the legislation as an emergency measure because extremists are expected to target Christmas-New Year crowds. But Labor Party lawmakers have said they want amendments passed when Parliament resumes.Prime Minister Scott Morrison described Labor’s decision to support the laws as a concession.Morrison told Nine Network television on Friday: “This was very important legislation to give police and security agencies the ability to get into encrypted communications.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

October 12

AAP responds to EC directive for removing CM’s image from hoardings

first_imgNEW DELHI: Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pictures are widely in use under various pretexts, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday in its response to the Election Commission’s order said that a “level playing field” should be ensured for free and fair elections. In its order, the EC had directed removal or covering of pictures especially of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the words ‘aam aadmi’, citing deference to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsReplying to the order, AAP national spokesperson and Lok Sabha candidate Raghav Chadha has argued that Modi’s pictures are plastered all over the city under various governmental/non-governmental pretexts and must be subject to the same standards and regulations as are being imposed on the Delhi Chief Minister. In his written reply to EC, Chadha said: “It is essential that if a level playing field is ensured, the directions ought to be issued across the board, to all parties. It is pertinent to point out that directions ought to be issued only in such a manner, to ensure free and fair elections.” Earlier on March 12, hoardings and banners containing Modi’s photographs were removed from petrol pumps in the national capital following the enforcement of MCC.last_img read more