People In Vermont Actually Voted For Jerry Garcia & Les Claypool For The President

first_imgLast week, the nation looked on as Donald J. Trump was elected to the office of the President of the United States of America. Many supporters of Hillary Clinton were beyond surprised that their candidate did not win, but it seems some Vermont voters were hoping for a different presidential option. A new report published in the Washington Post shows a list of the write-in votes from Vermont, and some of our favorite musicians happen to be on it.Check out this list of musicians who people actually voted for in Vermont.Willie Nelson (7 votes)Alice Cooper (2 votes)Jerry Garcia (2 votes)Bruce Springsteen (1 vote)Les Claypool (1 vote)Henry Rollins (1 vote)Eddie Van Halen (1 vote)Jim Morrison (1 vote)Neil Young (1 vote)Ted Nugent (1 vote)Jimmy “Buffet” (1 vote)Unfortunately, none of those musicians were elected to the office, probably because they weren’t running, or, in some instances, are no longer alive. Of course, this lighthearted article may take a more serious tone in four years if Kanye West makes good on his promise to run for the office in 2020…last_img read more

Western New York Takes One Step Closer To Reopening

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now Stock Graphic.BUFFALO – Western New York is one step closer to reopening after meeting 6 of the 7 guidelines on Sunday.Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the region is one step closer to phase one of the process after meeting all hospitalization metrics.The governor says more contact tracers are needed to reopen and he is working with local leaders to meet that goal.Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the names of 291 employees have been provided to New York State to be trained as contact tracers. “Per the 30 contact tracers for every 100,000 residents we would need 276 contact tracers for Erie County,” explained Poloncarz  in a tweet. “So our 291 identified employees is greater than our allotment, but if we have to do more to meet all of WNY’s counties requirements we will. I guarantee it.”On Friday, officials in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany County announced they are seeking to reopen as a sub-region, separate from the Buffalo Metro area.Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel says Chautauqua County meets all seven of the state’s reopening requirement metrics, when judged independently.last_img read more

Children young as 3 in Auckland modelling competition

first_imgNewsHub 3 December 2017Family First Comment: We also said that research shows that young children involved in this can have depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders. Let kids be kids. Competing with others based on looks and appeal is harmful.Kids as young as three were on Sunday preparing for a children’s modelling competition in Auckland.The winners will travel to China and take part in an international fashion show, which could involve a swimsuit component. Organisers say it’s the first competition of its kind in the country.The qualities they are looking for include photogenic, well-mannered and adorable.Parents say it’s an opportunity for their kids to gain skills, but critics say such events sexualise the children and can lead to body image issues.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie says, “I don’t think we should have those competitions at all, especially as young as four and five years old and especially when some of the international competitors that these kids may graduate to involve swimsuits”.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Squash: 12-year-old wins two categories, defeats number one seeded player

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: Winter Olympics star gives palliative to Nigerians Oyo Unity Cup ends in grand style, Ogo Oluwa/Surelere emerge champions Three feared killed in police, Keke Marwa operators clash in Lagos Mistura Durosinlorun, a 12-year-old, defeated the number one seeded player, Favour Utukpe, in the U-16 category at the final of the 2019 edition of the Ex-Squash Pros Diaspora,.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the third edition of the Ex-Squash Pros Diaspora served off at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on November 14 and will end on November 16.Durosinlorun told NAN that defeating the number seeded player would further boost her confidence during tournaments.She said: “I’m so excited I won; last month, when we met at a tournament, Favour won, then I made up my mind to keep pushing.“I know I need to sustain this so I need to train harder to remain consistent, and I intend to give it all it takes.”NAN reports that 14-year Utukpe lost 3-1 to Durosinlorun.Temitope Olusoji, a player who came to watch the finals, attributed Utukpe’s loss to her new found love for social media.Olusoji said: “Since she got her phone, she began to cut down on the number of hours she trains for.“That phone distracted her.“If she probably didn’t have the phone she would have won.”In her defence, Utukpe told NAN that she feels miserable losing to Durosinlorun at the finals.She said: “Words cannot describe how I feel right now; it’s even more painful because I don’t know where these assumptions are coming from.“My mum bought the phone for me and she only gave it to me recently, so it’s not true.“If I had won, they won’t be saying all these.“I will just train hard for a comeback.“This is a temporary setback.“The better player won today.”In the finals of the U-13 category for boys, Dominion Utukpe of Lagos State defeated Daniel Nzei of Akwa Ibom 3-1.For U-13 girls, Durosinlorun of Kwara State defeated Jennifer Madukaozor of Abia 3-1.For U-16 category for boys, Wisdom Nzei of Akwa Ibom defeated Joseph Eniafoghe of Head Waters Academy 3-2.In the first edition of the above 45 category, in the women’s category, Osarumwense Ogbemi defeated Sadia Akande 2-0 .In the over 45 men, Daniel Enaholo defeated Yusuf Durosinlorun 2-0, father of Mistura and the Tournament Director.Tags: SrueleeSurulerelast_img read more

Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine emerging as reliable playmaker

first_imgFor Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine, 2018-19 was a season to forget, as his production dipped toward the end of the year as he played through a lingering back injury. Followed by an offseason of uncertainty given his restricted-free-agent tag, Laine came out swinging to kick off 2019-20 in the way some may not have expected.The 21-year-old is known for his wicked shot, one that has defined his role as a goal-scorer and has made him comparable to the likes of Alex Ovechkin. However, this season, he’s using a different route to emerge as a playmaker. Through 28 games with Winnipeg this season, Laine has accumulated 28 points but 20 of those were assists. At his current scoring rate, he’s on pace for a career-high 80-point season (he missed the first two games toward the end of October) which would also be a 30-point increase from his lackluster showing last season.RELATED: Is Mikko Koskinen emerging as the Oilers starter?Not only that but he has hit the 20-assist mark already which was the exact number of helpers he ended with last year in 54 more games.Looking at his overall play this season, the Finnish forward has been more confident on the forecheck and has also transitioned to more of a pass-first mentality. He’s utilizing his vision and craftiness to not only make creative plays on-the-fly but also by finding his teammates on the ice and giving them the time and space they need to score. Beautiful drop pass by Laine and a sweet finish by KC! #GoJetsGo— Daley (@Daley_17) November 3, 2019Over the last two seasons, it’s been Blake Wheeler who’s led the way in assists, all while putting up back-to-back 91-point campaigns in 2018 and 2019. However, this season, the captain is seeing his production take a bit of a toll with just seven goals and 14 assists through 30 games, putting him on pace for 57 points this season.Given that drop, it’s been Laine who has filled the gap, and it’s paying off big-time for Winnipeg. He’s one point behind Mark Scheifele for the team lead in scoring and has helped the Jets go 7-2-1 in their last two games, moving them four points out of the Central Division lead.Winnipeg next faces the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET.last_img read more