Granite City Sports Podcast- Thursday, June 23rd

first_img About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD About Connatix V56892 360p Auto (360p) Granite City Sports airs Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on AM 1390 The Fan with Jay Caldwell, John Holler, Lee Voss and Dave Overlund. The podcast is also available on iTunes. 1080p HD 1/1last_img

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Stars Edge Wild 3-2 In Overtime

first_imgThe Minnesota Wild lost 3-2 at Dallas in overtime last night.  Jamie Benn scored the game winner for the Stars.Minnesota got goals from Nino Niederreiter and Erik Haula and Darcy Kuemper had 29 saves for the Wild.  Minnesota was outshot 32-29.The Wild are 9-7-2 and will host Winnipeg Wednesday at 6pm, pregame on AM 1390 at 5:45. About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 360p 1080p HD 720p HD About Connatix V56892 1/1last_img

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Transfer gossip: Fulham linked with Arsenal youngster

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Fulham…Fulham are keen on Serge Gnabry and wanted to take the Arsenal youngster on loan until the end of the season, according to the Daily Mirror.The Whites reportedly asked Arsenal about a potential deal for the 20-year-old, whose season-long loan at West Brom was cut short.AdChoices广告Charlton are also said to be interested in Gnabry. With the transfer window now closed, League clubs will still be able to sign players on loan from top-flight sides.Arsenal are reported to have responded to Fulham’s enquiry by making a bid to land the Whites’ highly-rated 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon.Fulham apparently refused to sell. The Gunners have been tipped to make another bid in the summer. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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EnergyCasino player redeems reward points for Maltese holiday

first_imgShare Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit A loyal player based in the Czech Republic enjoyed one of the best winning streaks ever seen on EnergyCasino, and became the first player to redeem EnergyPoints on a Maltese holiday.After collecting €45,884 on slot game ‘Roaring Forties’ at the start of July and end of August, Jaroslav landed an impressive €22,974 on ‘Stunning Hot and Elements: The Awakening’.By playing at EnergyCasino, he also racked up enough EnergyPoints to earn a holiday to Malta. EnergyCasino representatives met Jaroslav when he flew into Malta, and made sure that he had an amazing time in the beautiful Mediterranean paradise. From jet boat rides in the perfect azure waters, to living the good life at the hotel poolside, Jaroslav certainly enjoyed the winner’s lifestyle.Marcin Sapinski, EnergyCasino CEO, explained: “At Energy, we see our players as more than just statistics, they are our friends. Without them we wouldn’t be here, so it’s really fulfilling when we have the chance to personally meet winners and make their experiences something truly special.”EnergyPoints can be used to buy a whole range of gifts, from T-shirts and hoodies to iPad’s, Swiss watches and holidays, all available via the EnergyShop. To get a better idea of what it’s like to be an EnergyCasino winner, see the video below: Related Articles Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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“The Voice” recap: The knockouts continue with Adam Levine stealing an artist away from Blake Shelton

first_imgNBC(LOS ANGELES) — The knockout rounds continued on Tuesday’s one-hour edition of The Voice, a night that saw Adam Levine steal one of Blake Shelton’s artists.Artists from Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and Blake’s teams squared off on Tuesday, each of them enlisting the help of key adviser Mariah Carey.Team Jennifer’s “singing warriors,” Franc West, covering The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name,” and Tyshawn Colquitt, singing Zayn’s “Pillowtalk,” faced off against each other to open the show. Both, said JHud, were “old school” and “sing with a vengeance.” Hudson, addressing the camera during rehearsals, predicted it would be “the hardest decision for me to make.” Following the knockout, she praised both artists for being “extremely talented,” but picked Franc for his “distinctive, unique sound.” He moves on to the live rounds, while Tyshawn heads home.Next up, were Team Kelly’s soulful pop artists: 17-year-old Abby Cates, tackling Clarkson’s achy ballad “Because of You,” facing off against Claire DeJean, 18, singing “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” by Shawn Mendes –- an equally daring choice according to Kelly, because “It’s so wordy.” Mariah’s suggestions for the two: Abby needed “to be herself with the song”; Claire had to “focus on the dynamic of her voice.” After agonizing over her decision, Clarkson declared Abby the winner. She advances to the live rounds; Claire’s run on The Voice is over.Finally, Blake paired country artists Dave Fenley, singing Lionel Richie’s “Stuck on You,” against Kameron Marlowe, covering Bob Marley & the Wailers’ “I Shot the Sheriff,” popularized by Eric Clapton. Carey was impressed with Dave’s ability to “take the song to a different place in spots,” while still staying true to the original, and urged Kameron to do the same with his song. Blake, speaking to the camera, said the contest would come down to which artist made him feel like he’s “at a concert having a great time.” Shelton gave the round to Dave, for delivering a “dead-on” vocal performance. He moves on to the live rounds. However, Levine stole Marlowe, who advances as well, now as a member of Team Adam.The Voice knockout rounds continue Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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REVIEW: Throwing the ‘Book’ at all of them

first_imgBook of Mormon Tour I’m still trying to figure out how “The Book of Mormon” ended up feeling so endearing and sentimental.More often than not, the jokes are lewd and raunchy – there’s a gleeful string of f-bombs, graphic descriptions of bodily functions and raised middle fingers through both acts. What’s more, the barbs aimed squarely at the heart of the Mormon theology are consistent and sharp. The plausibility behind the religion gets torn apart again and again; the writers revel in pointing out the sheer silliness of magic underpants, Jesus’ trip to America before his resurrection and mysterious golden plates dug up by Joseph Smith in a New York backyard.But by the time the curtains close on the musical penned by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and “Avenue Q” scribe Robert Lopez, there’s no sense of nastiness or excess. In the end, the story of two Mormon missionaries’ ill-fated trip to Uganda to convert the locals is more charming than shocking, despite all the gags about AIDs and spooky Mormon hell dreams. Rounds of graphic gags and bawdy lyrics are the groundwork for an underlying theme that’s even more shocking: Despite the underlying silliness of organized religion, the power and comfort of mythology and stories is something that’s undeniably human.It’s an impressive theatrical feat, one that merits the media frenzy that’s surrounded the Denver premiere of a show that debuted only last year. Parker and Stone’s trademark brand of subversive humor finds a perfect complement in Lopez’s writing style and a laugh-out-loud score arranged by Stephen Oremus.Part of that success stems from the skilled combination of classic Broadway conventions and shocking humor. The score boasts a refined knowledge of classic musical theater. Tunes like “Sal Tlay Ka Siti,” “Baptize Me” and “I Believe” echo the sounds of well-worn Broadway chestnuts from “The Lion King” and “The King and I.”The gags and the narrative offer a similar combination of old and new: References to Joseph Smith and the Church of Latter Day Saints meld seamless with pop culture references to “Star Wars” and the “Lord of the Rings.”The show kicks off with some background on the Mormon religion. Behind the veil of a scrim, we see Joseph Smith digging up the golden plates that bear the words of the Book of Mormon, we see an illuminated Jesus visiting the Americas shortly before his crucifixion half a world away.From there, the story centers on the journey of Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, two fresh missionaries ready to set off on their two-year mission. Elder Price (Gavin Creel) is the good-looking do-gooder, the Mormon who’s won the highest praise and best expectations. Meanwhile, Elder Cunningham (Jared Gertner), is a socially awkward follower, a habitual liar looking for a best friend and a chance to excel.Those roles get upturned after the pair is assigned to a mission in Uganda, despite Elder Cunningham’s most fervent wishes to travel to Orlando. The duo find that pestilence, disease and deprivation are the norm; their ideals of converting a spiritually thirsty populace get derailed by the harsh realities of constant war and poverty.After befriending natives like Nabulungi (played with an impressive amount of spirit by Samantha Marie Ware) and her father Mafala Hatimbi (Kevin Mambo), the pair run afoul of the local warlord played by Derrick Williams.From there, the duo’s roles begin to reverse. Elder Cunningham becomes disillusioned and unsure, doubt that leads to what may be the funniest dream sequence in the history of the theater (a vision of the underworld that unrolls to the strains of “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream”). In his absence, Elder Cunningham is forced to win converts through his own imaginative brand of the gospel, an approach that incorporates mythology from “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings.”The resulting hilarious fallout includes a theatrical production by the villagers, a skewed version of the Mormon mythology that’s just as side-splittingly funny as it is uncomfortable. Again, the writers find their way to the basic theme of the power of storytelling through ridiculous situations and shocking humor. It’s a voyage that includes plenty of winces and mutterings of “I can’t believe they just went there,” but one that pays off in the form of big laughs and a surprising amount of heart.THREE AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FOUR “The Book of Mormon” will play at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts until Sept. 2. The show will return for an additional run at the Buell Theatre in October. While the majority of tickets for the upcoming run have been sold, the theater will conduct a lottery for $25 tickets for every show of the run. Information: denvercenter.org or bookofmormonthemusical.com.last_img read more

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Ken gets makeover: Cornrows, beefy bod and new skin tones

first_imgKen will be sold in three body shapes: “slim,” ”broad” and “original.” He’ll have modern hairdos, such as cornrows and man buns, and come in seven different skin tones. He’ll also be sporting new fashions: think skinny ties, plaid shirts and graphic tees. Ken hasn’t changed much since he was first introduced 56 years ago as Barbie’s blue-eyed, chiseled boyfriend.“We are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation,” said Mattel’s Lisa McKnight, who oversees the Barbie line.Mattel Inc., based in El Segundo, California, says some of the new Ken dolls will be available for sale on its website Tuesday. All of them will be on store shelves by the holidays. This photo provided by Mattel shows an African-American, original-style Ken doll, with cornrows. Mattel announced Tuesday, June 20, 2017, that the company is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. The makeover is part of the toy company’s plan to make its dolls more diverse and try to appeal to today’s kids, many of whom would rather pick up an iPad than a doll. Barbie received a similar overhaul more than a year earlier. (Courtesy of Mattel via AP) This photo provided by Mattel shows a slim body-style Ken doll. Mattel announced Tuesday, June 20, 2017, that the company is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. The makeover is part of the toy company’s plan to make its dolls more diverse and try to appeal to today’s kids, many of whom would rather pick up an iPad than a doll. Barbie received a similar overhaul more than a year earlier. (Courtesy of Mattel via AP) NEW YORK | He’s been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention.Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him different skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. The makeover is part of the toy company’s plan to make its dolls more diverse and appeal to today’s kids. Barbie received a similar overhaul more than a year ago. This photo provided by Mattel shows a broad body-style Ken doll, wearing eyeglasses. Mattel announced Tuesday, June 20, 2017, that the company is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. The makeover is part of the toy company’s plan to make its dolls more diverse and try to appeal to today’s kids, many of whom would rather pick up an iPad than a doll. Barbie received a similar overhaul more than a year earlier. (Courtesy of Mattel via AP)last_img read more

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Tiger Woods called an ‘amazing father’ by Lindsey Vonn

first_imgTiger Woods and family(NNPA)–Lindsey Vonn says she feels lucky to be part of the lives of Tiger Woods’ two children, and says that both the golfer and his kids are “amazing.”Vonn made the comments praising the parenting skills of Woods and how impressed she is with daughter Sam, 7, and son Charlie, 6, while attending the New York premiere of “The Age of Adaline” Sunday night.“They’re great. They’re amazing kids, and he’s an amazing father,” Vonn told PEOPLE. “You know, I feel privileged to be along for the ride, and I help as much as I can. They’re great kids. I love them.”Vonn has become a significant person in the children’s lives, and it has been that way for some time, going all the way back to when she and Woods took them to school at the onset of their relationship and later escorting the kids around the course at the 2013 Tour Championship.The Olympic hero also was present when Sam and Charlie joined their father on the course during practice at Augusta National as well as took part in the Masters Par-3 Contest, the first time he has participated in that event in years, a further indication that Woods is tremendously dedicated to his kids.Vonn, who has been a near-constant presence at tournaments, to which Woods has responded in kind by supporting her at her events, has called Woods a “teddy bear” and once revealed he doesn’t even leave the seat up after after using the bathroom. She has also been known to vehemently defend her beau in the media.Vonn and Woods remarkably have forged what by all appearances seems to be a very close, surprisingly private relationship. When whispers of the sports supercouple’s relationship first emerged, rumors the two publicly confirmed with joint announcements in March 2013, many suspected it was nothing more than a fling of sorts, or alternatively something of a PR stunt, given how Woods was attempting to rehabilitate his image in the wake of his infidelity scandal and Vonn was coming off a divorce.But now, over two years later, their relationship seems as strong as ever. And it appears Woods’ children may be the two biggest benefactors.Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Timeslast_img read more

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Cops hot on trail of station firebomber

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS POLICE have released a digitised image of the unique style of track pants worn by the man…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Baseball: May 13 Scoreboard

first_imgSam Houston State, Oral Roberts, Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State wrapped up non-conference action Tuesday evening with tough losses. The Bearkats fell short against Texas A&M, 3-1, while the Golden Eagles fell to No. 6 Oklahoma State. The Lumberjacks traveled to Omaha, Neb., and dropped a pair to Creighton and Nebraska-Omaha and the Demons were silenced by No. 8 LSU.Texas A&M 3, No. 25 Sam Houston State 1COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Dylan Ebbs had the longest outing of his career, tossing 7 1/3 innings, but picked up the tough-luck loss as Texas   A&M upset No. 25 Sam Houston State, 3-1. The Bearkats will be playing for a third straight Southland Championship this weekend against A&M-Corpus Christi at Don Sanders Stadium.  |  Read MoreNo. 6 Oklahoma State 8, Oral Roberts 3STILLWATER, Okla. – Free passes doomed the Oral Roberts University baseball team on Tuesday night as the Golden Eagles dropped their final non-conference game of the season at No. 6 Oklahoma State, 8-3.  |  Read MoreCreighton 10, Stephen F. Austin 8OMAHA, Neb. – Brothers Brett Thornell and Kyle Thornell combined for five hits, five RBI, three runs scored, two doubles and a triple for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack baseball team in a 10-8 loss to Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park on Tuesday afternoon.  |  Read MoreNebraska-Omaha 10, Stephen F. Austin 4PAPILLION, Neb. – The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack baseball team closed their non-conference schedule with a 10-4 loss to Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday night at Fricke Field.  |  Read MoreNo. 8 LSU 27, Northwestern State 0BATON ROUGE, La. – Tyler Moore and Alex Bregman’s eight runs knocked in apiece led an offensive outburst from No. 8 LSU in a 27-0 weather-shortened win over the Northwestern State baseball team on a rainy Tuesday night  at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in the Demons’ final mid-week game of the 2014 season.  |  Read Morelast_img read more

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