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America Picks Its President as it Faces Joblessness, Coronavirus and Anxiety

first_imgThat, rather than the pandemic’s economic toll, is more present in the minds of some Nebraska voters — along with, for Republicans, the creep of socialism, and for Democrats, improvements to health care.In the state’s Second Congressional District race in Omaha’s metropolitan area, the Democratic candidate, Kara Eastman, is being painted by her opponent as a radical socialist. Her Republican rival, Don Bacon, whom she has framed as heartless for not supporting Covid relief funds, had planned for an in-person election night hotel party, but switched it to a scaled-back event for staff and family as new coronavirus cases surged.Across the country, the virus outlook is bleak and getting bleaker. Infection numbers are trending upward in 41 states, and more than 20 states have set weekly case records in recent days. The nation has averaged more than 82,000 cases per day over the last week, the most yet. Deaths, which tend to lag cases, have climbed more slowly to about 800 daily, still well below the spring peak.- Advertisement – Much of the recent increase has been driven by explosive growth in the same Northern battleground states that could decide the presidential race.The situation is especially dire in Wisconsin and Iowa, which are third and fifth nationally in recent cases per capita. Ten of the country’s 17 metro areas with the highest rates of new cases over the past two weeks are in Wisconsin. More than 14,000 cases were announced in Iowa in the seven-day period ending Sunday, the most in any weeklong stretch of the pandemic. On top of economic and election worries, America is facing a pandemic with a growing number of victims; 9.3 million Americans have been infected.Nebraska, which splits its Electoral College votes and has been a focal point for Mr. Trump, has averaged more than 1,100 coronavirus cases per day over the last week, the most of any point in the pandemic.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

‘Unexpected Miracle’: Lindsay Eastwood overcomes a rare autoimmune disorder to come back on the ice

first_img Published on December 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Comments David and Kathryn Eastwood walked into the Tennity Ice Pavilion more than an hour before the puck dropped for the Syracuse against Rochester Institute of Technology game.Neither team was on the ice yet. The Eastwoods took their seats in the bleachers on Dec. 2, right near center ice. Then they waited for their daughter, Lindsay, to take the ice with rest of the SU squad.“I tell everybody that I talk to, ‘Don’t ever miss your kids stuff,’” David Eastwood said. “Your kids’ sports, that’s gonna happen … and some day, it’s no longer going to be there. And you’re going to miss it.”He knew that empty feeling too well.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLindsay, a redshirt freshman who was on the Canada U-18 team while in high school and had Olympic aspirations, missed all of last season. A medical condition discovered just weeks before the school year started prevented her from playing contact sports. There was no reason as to why it happened, but after multiple tests, it appeared like her future hockey career was over.Her parents tried to help her find other ways to still compete. They encouraged her to try rowing, and Lindsay showed potential in that sport, too. But she still preferred the sport she’d been playing she was six years old.In August, Lindsay’s rare autoimmune disease unexpectedly reversed itself, even though there was less than a 5 percent chance of that happening. She was cleared to play contact sports again, and is back on the ice with a second chance.“Oh, it’s pretty cool, man, it’s pretty cool,” David said as he saw his daughter skate on for a line change. “It’s exciting to see her playing again.”“I never thought we’d be doing this again.”,When the doctor in the emergency room said “blood clots,” after numerous tests in August 2015, it didn’t mean anything to her. But she knew something was wrong when she saw that her mother, a nurse, had a blank expression on her face.“She’s always so strong and she doesn’t freak out or panic or anything in situations when I’m sick or injured,” Lindsay said. “… When I could see the fear in her eyes, I knew I should start to worry, too.”Lindsay felt pain in her side and chest. Twice, she went to a physiotherapist, assuming that the discomfort was coming from some sort of pulled muscle or potential back spasms. She even had a professional massage lined up.With each passing physical test, though, Lindsay’s condition didn’t improve. She felt weak, like she was unable to move. Then she started getting a fever. By the time she was in the ER, she struggled breathing, her parents said.The original diagnosis was pulmonary emboli: blood clots that travel to the lung. The condition can be life threatening. Syracuse team physician Dr. James Tucker said Eastwood’s youth and fitness contributed to it not being life threatening.He added the reason he imagines it took so long to diagnose Lindsay with the blood clot was because it wasn’t something doctors looked for. She doesn’t smoke, isn’t overweight and isn’t sedentary for long periods, such as being on airplanes.“When you see a Canadian Junior Olympic player,” Tucker said, “… (who) says, ‘Well my side hurts,’ well 99 times out of 100, it’s going to be because she does have a pulled muscle.”Lindsay was given anticoagulants, blood-thinning medication that stops the clots, right away. She felt immediately better when she got the first.Doctors thought she’d have to be on that medication for about three to six months. She’d be risking her health playing contact sports on blood thinners because it could cause significant internal bleeding, Tucker said. And if she wanted to be taken off the medication, there’d be about an 11 percent chance she’d get another blood clot in her lung and about a 50 percent chance that, if she did, it would be fatal, he added.By October, the blood clot in her lung had dissolved and by late November, Lindsay prepared for another blood test. Lindsay said she felt normal. Her parents thought about the fastest way to get her back into her practices.Her parents had packed bags with all her equipment, ready to bring it to Syracuse. The bags stayed home.The test revealed Lindsay had antiphospholipid syndrome, an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakenly attacks normal proteins in the blood and makes a patient more prone to blood clots in the future.It’s a rare condition, estimated to affect just 40 to 50 out of 100,000 people each year, according to Medscape.com. It’s considered incurable. It meant blood thinners for life and no hockey.The Eastwoods were “blindsided.” They had only envisioned the episode in August would keep their daughter out for three months. Now, she wasn’t going to be able to play again. When Dr. Philip Wells, Lindsay’s Canadian thrombosis specialist, gave Lindsay the news, he hugged her and started crying, Kathryn Eastwood said.… When I could see the fear in her eyes, I knew I should start to worry, too.Lindsay EastwoodAs the year progressed, Lindsay would have her blood tested about every three months to monitor the condition.“From our point of view, losing hockey at first was nothing, because we could have lost our daughter,” Kathryn said. “But as she got well, and as time went by and she regained her fitness, then we started missing hockey again.”Watching SU play Boston College in 2015, the last game before a nearly month-long break for the ice hockey team, Lindsay cried realizing she couldn’t be on the ice. When she trained at home over winter break, she remembers going through workouts and thinking to herself, “What am I working toward now?”SU honored her scholarship, despite the fact that she wouldn’t play.Lindsay experienced sorrow stronger than she had ever felt. But in the back of her mind she was considering what other sport she could try.“I’m not ready to not be an athlete yet,” Lindsay remembers thinking. “It’s weird to think you’re upset about one thing, but you have to move forward.”,At an indoor rowing center at Brock University (Ontario), Lindsay pushed herself physically on a bike, where both the arms and the legs have to move, as part of an endurance step test.Paul Beedling, a talent identification and development coach for Row to Podium, watched Lindsay. Row to Podium is an organization that tests athletes to find ones who can be molded into Olympic-level rowers. David Eastwood had gone online, found the group and arranged the testing after Lindsay briefly mentioned rowing as an interest.“It goes right until exhaustion, so they can’t maintain the rpm (revolutions per minute),” Beedling said about the step test. “When they get into that territory and they begin to suffer, that’s our first chance to kind of see their mental toughness.”For female athletes, the test starts off at 50 rpm and every minute the rpm increases by five. The goal is to be able to get to the 80-rpm mark, which would take six full minutes. Coaches look to see who pushes past that mark.Lindsay rode for seven or eight minutes, Beedling said. Among the roughly 275 kids that he tested that year on the bike test and other exercises, she was one of the 10 best, he said.They sent results to the Syracuse rowing team. She practiced with the team all spring, but never competed. When she got back home for the summer, she was assigned a one-on-one rowing coach, Laryssa Biesenthal, a bronze medalist in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.Playing in team sports her whole life, Lindsay wasn’t used to training alone, and rowing focused on different muscles from those used in hockey.“I remember the first few weeks with the rowing team I couldn’t believe I made it through it,” Lindsay said.Getting into a boat was tricky for her, too. It was wobblier than she thought it’d be. But she kept at it and by mid-July, she felt comfortable rowing.Biesenthal thinks Lindsay has potential to be Olympian. And Lindsay was ready to use rowing as her path to the Olympics.“I wouldn’t say I’d gotten over hockey at that point,” Lindsay said. “But I had moved on.”,When David Eastwood returned home one day in mid-August, he saw Kathryn and Lindsay walking toward the door to greet him, both crying.“I’m walking and I’m going ‘What the hell just happened,’” David said. “‘Did somebody die in our family?’”They were celebrating that Lindsay’s last blood test had come back negative. Almost a year to the day after her diagnosis, her antiphospholipid syndrome had disappeared.That specific blood test only happened because SU asked for it. Wells, the doctor, stressed to them not to get their hopes up.“All the other blood tests that we ever did, and there were many, we were holding our breaths and really hoping that it would change,” Kathryn said. “And this was the first time we weren’t even thinking about it because we didn’t think there was any possibility of it changing at this stage.”Eventually, Kathryn, who works at the same hospital where the tests were conducted, received the rest results.She came home, gave Lindsay the news and the two hugged. Then Kathryn watched her daughter run around the house in joy. A few minutes later, Lindsay called SU ice hockey head coach Paul Flanagan. She told him she was eligible to return.“It was like disbelief with happiness, but you’re still guarded,” Kathryn said. “You still think, ‘Really? Is this for real?’”Then, to double check and confirm the first test wasn’t a fluke, Lindsay had a second test done several weeks later at SU. Negative, again.It was like disbelief with happiness, but you’re still guarded.You still think, ‘Really? Is this for real?’Kathryn EastwoodAfter the ecstasy of the moment subdued, Lindsay felt overwhelmed. She wasn’t prepared to play hockey. She thought she’d never play again.“I haven’t been sprinting, and here I’m thinking I’ll never have to sprint again because I’m not a fan of that,” Lindsay said.She ended up going on the ice to practice every day for the next two weeks to catch up before returning to campus.Before Lindsay’s first preseason game, Kathryn bought her daughter an Alex and Ani brand bracelet with a charm hanging on it. The various bracelets and charms that Alex and Ani sell have different names for different things they represent. The one Kathryn bought represented “unexpected miracles.”Now she feels back to her level of play before the illness. She’s put rowing to the side as she focuses on hockey, but she might pick up rowing again later in life.The game against RIT went into overtime. With three seconds left, Lindsay fired a shot from in front of the net. It was deflected and hit the boards as the buzzer sounded.David jumped up and yelled “Ah Lindsay, so close,” let down that Syracuse, and Lindsay, didn’t win the game.But the disappointment didn’t last long. She had a chance to score a game-winning goal. She’d be able to play again the following day. And she had her parents there, watching her.That all seemed impossible five months ago.“I think she’s getting sick of us,” Kathryn joked about their attendance at all the games. “Because we’re not missing anything.”Banner photo by Bryan Cereijolast_img read more

AEW Fyter Fest results: Jon Moxley beats Joey Janela in an extraordinarily violent unsanctioned match and furthers feud with Kenny Omega

first_imgJoin DAZN to watch 100-plus fight nights a yearAfter Moxley won a gritty showdown with Janela that featured barbed wire chairs, barbed wire boards and two bags of thumbtacks, the former Dean Ambrose was met outside the ring by a Kenny Omega V-Trigger. Omega, whom Moxley attacked when he made his first post-WWE appearance at Double or Nothing, hit Moxley with a piledriver onto the broken tables. The former IWGP heavyweight champion jumped off the top turnbuckle and connected on a double foot stomp through the tables. .@JonMoxley got a surprise tonight at #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/l6PVxGttsg— TNT Drama (@tntdrama) June 30, 2019Moxley and Omega, who will face off at All Out on Aug. 31 in Chicago, brawled into the crowd, with Omega having the advantage. Just when it appeared things had calmed down, Omega attacked Moxley on the entrance ramp to close the show. In the co-main event, Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) beat The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and The Laredo Kid in an excellent six-man tag team match. Also on the show, Cody and Darby Allin went to a draw that ended up with Shawn Spears attacking Cody after the match concluded with a violent and uncalled-for chair shot to the back of the head, which left Cody bleeding profusely.Here is what happened at All Elite Wrestling’s Fyter Fest (all times Eastern):AEW Fyter Fest live updates, resultsJon Moxley wins a brutal war over Joey Janela11:05 p.m.: Couldn’t ask for a better ending to the show. Moxley and Janela put it all on the line and the former Dean Ambrose proved to the world that he’s still one of the best in wrestling. After a vicious 20-minute hardcore match, Moxley brought in a bag full of thumbtacks. Moxley hit another Paradigm Shift to weaken Janela. Moxley took Janela’s boots and socks off. With the crowd chanting “You sick f–k”, Moxley did a front spinning suplex to send Janela to the thumbtacks and screaming in agony. Moxley wasn’t done as he hit an atomic drop to send Janela feet first onto the thumbtacks and a series of tacks were ingrained in Janela’s foot. Moxley dumped another bag of tacks onto the mat and hit another Paradigm Shift for the victory.Jon Moxley came for blood in his @AEWrestling debut 🤯 #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/J1vvnA7eiP— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 2019Wrestling fans were expecting mayhem and that is exactly what happened. We literally saw everything except the kitchen sink. If you are a fan of pure violence, this was for you.10:56 p.m.: A barbed wire board is hung from the apron to the guardrail when Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift and proceeds to dump Janela, who lands butt first onto the barbed wire. I can feel the pain from here. 10:55 p.m.: With Moxley spread out across two tables, Janela climbs about a 20-foot ladder and drops an elbow onto Moxley. WOW!”HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND JOEY?” 😵 #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/5YYV1KrtaO— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 201910:51 p.m.: Moxley brings in a sheet full of barbed wire with the intention of putting Janela through it. Janela reversed, picked Moxley up and did a fireman’s carry through the barbed wire. What a breathtaking war and it seems like they are just getting started.10:49 p.m.: A Russian leg sweep by Janela from the ringside apron to the outside through a table. Quite amazing action so far.10:44 p.m.: In the something you never see anymore, Moxley brought out the barbed wire wrapped around the chair. He proceeded to put the chair on Janela and stomp the chair and squeeze as hard as he can. Moments later, Janela showed a ton of guts and did a hurricanrana to send Moxley on to the barbed wire chair. 10:38 p.m.: It is time for the main event of Fyter Fest as Jon Moxley battles Joey Janela in an unsanctioned match. Expect a ton of mayhem, violence and everything in between. A big time match for Moxley as it is his first televised match in the United States since he left WWE in April. He wants to prove a point and this is his opportunity to prove some things to the wrestling world.The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) def. The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and Laredo Kid in show stealer10:30 p.m.: The expectations were high and all six guys delivered and then some. With Matt Jackson having Fenix on the outside in position for the Meltzer Driver, Nick Jackson missed a step on the top rope and Fenix caught and executed a Spanish Fly onto Nick and Pentagon. It came down to Omega and Laredo Kid in the ring.Omega hit a vicious V-Trigger on Laredo Kid and then a Tiger Driver ’98 for a near two-fall. Sensing he had the match ripe for the taking, Omega connected another bone-shaking V-Trigger followed by a One-Winged Angel for the one, two, three. If you wanted to see high-flying action mixed in with a tad of psychology, this was it for you. Can’t wait to see all six go at it one more time.10:25 p.m.: Unbelievable sequence of events. With Omega at the top turnbuckle, Pentagon back body dropped Fenix on top of Nick Jackson. Pentagon lifted Laredo Kid into Omega to hit an inverted Spanish Fly followed by Pentagon hitting a Canadian Destroyer that had Nick Jackson hit his head.10:22 p.m.: The frantic pace we are seeing from all six guys is breathtaking. Such a joy to watch. 10:16 p.m.: The red hair of Omega is an interesting look, to say the least. He’s paying homage to Street Fighter’s Akuma. 10:12 p.m.: Amazing spot when the Lucha Bros did Swanton’s over the top rope and Laredo Kid did a moonsault from the middle rope onto the floor. They’ve only gotten started.10:07 p.m.: It is time for the co-main event of Fyter Fest as The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) vs. The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and Laredo Kid. Very surprised this isn’t closing the show. Expect a ton of fireworks. Cody and Darby Allin go to a time-limit draw9:59 p.m.: An unusual finish for a company who has preached wins and losses and then an unnecessary spot to end things.Allin tried to go to the top rope. Cody stopped him and executed an inverted suplex from the top rope. Delayed cover for a two count. Both guys are on the ring apron and Allin bit Cody’s left arm.Cody zips up the body, hits the disaster kick. He stupidly unzips the bag and gets a two count. Ring announcer Justin Roberts says there is a minute left in the mat.Cross Rhodes was blocked by Allin, who tried for a Stunner but is blocked and Cody finally hits a Cross Rhodes. The crowd is counting down but Cody only gets a count of two before time runs out.The crowd and Cody wanted five more minutes. It looked like it was going to happen until Shawn Spears came from behind and hit Rhodes in the back of the head with a chair. Spears had a death stare as he looked at Cody and left the ring and the arena through the crowd.MJF and SCU came out to look after Cody. I’m one who didn’t have a problem 15-20 years ago with chair shots to the head, but what we now know about CTE and concussions, the conclusion was not needed. There are different ways to do it and that wasn’t it even though Cody and Spears sold it like a million bucks.9:49 p.m.: Unique sequence in which Cody tried a vertical suplex and Allin grabbed the wrist to get out of the hold and then connected on a spinning tornado splash off the middle rope.9:44 p.m.: Great to see a female referee in a men’s match. Something you NEVER see.9:42 p.m.: Slow, methodical match now in the favor of Cody after Allin tried to kick into high gear to begin the festivities.9:35 p.m.: Coming up at Fyter Fest is Cody (with Brandi Rhodes) squaring off with Darby Allin. This is a make or break match for the 22-year-old Allin to make a lasting impression in the United States. Adam Page def. Jimmy Havoc, Jungle Boy and MJF in spot fest9:30 p.m.: Pretty good match that could have used another five to 10 minutes as they were getting into a groove and appeared to rush through the last few minutes. Havoc threw Jungle Boy onto the outside. MJF attempted another Heat Seeker but Havoc blocked it and went to the top rope to hit a double foot stomp for a near fall. MJF hits an Eye Poker to Havoc. Page threw MJF of the ring and hit a thunderous clothesline to Havoc. Page picks up Havoc for the Rite of Passage for the pin.The best match of the main card thus far. Wish they could have had a few more minutes. Jungle Boy really looked good and MJF was fantastic. Smart booking by AEW to not have Jungle Boy or MJF take the fall so they can continue to be built up. Page was the right guy to win since he’s facing Chris Jericho to crown the first AEW heavyweight champion at All Out on Aug. 31 in Chicago. 9:26 p.m.: A big reaction for when Page and MJF stood face-to-face in the middle of the ring. A future world title program if both guys continue their natural progression.9:23 p.m.: Very impactful Tower of Doom spot that ended with MJF getting kicked in the head.9:20 p.m.: The crowd firmly behind Jungle Boy, who exudes a ton of charisma in his short time in the business.9:15 p.m.: Right now at Fyter Fest, Adam Page takes on Jimmy Havoc, Jungle Boy and MJF. MJF cut a promo before the match began running the down the crowd about their love of video games. In a short amount of time, MJF has quickly become one of the best promos in wrestling.Riho def. Nyla Rose and Yuka Sakazaki9:11 p.m.: The match started out clunky but picked up in the final five minutes when Rose had Sakazaki dangling over the top rope and jumped off the top rope and halfway across the ring to land a knee onto Sakazaki’s back to a thunderous reaction from the crowd. Rose hit a huge German Suplex on Sakazaki for a close two count. The Rose hit a DVDR for another two count. Rose went to finish Riho off but the Japanese star executed a pinning combination for the victory.The match would have been served to be cut in half as it was clunky and slow paced due to Rose. 9:02 p.m.: Witnessing Rose doing a standing vertical suplex is a sight to see.8:55 p.m.: Up next at Fyter Fest is a triple threat match between Yuka Sakazaki, Riho and Nyla Rose. This is going to be interesting considering the sizable advantage in height and weight Rose has over Sakazaki and Riho.Cima beats Christopher Daniels in action-packed opener8:51 p.m.: Quite a way to begin Fyter Fest, with two friends putting on a solid affair. Cima executed perfect driver but Daniels kicked out at two. Immediately, Cima sends Daniels to the mat and went on to make his way to the top rope. He hit the Meteroa, which is double knees to the uppercut of the body for the pinfall lands.The right finish considering Cima will take on Kenny Omega at Fight for the Fallen. 8:47 p.m.: A running Liger Bomb by Cima. Both guys bringing out the heavy artillery.8:46 p.m.: Great intensity by Daniels in hitting Angles Wings that Cima somehow kicked out of at two. 8:38 p.m.: The main card of Fyter Fest begins with Christopher Daniels facing off with Cima. Daniels, part of SCU, helped beat Cima’s Strong Hearts at Double or Nothing in May. Daniels and Cima are nearly 25-year veterans of the sport. Should be some good action between two of the better all-around talents in the wrestling business.We are jammed packed in #Daytona for #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/Xf7PNn3Z5X— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 30, 20198:29 p.m.: Nakazawa def. Jebailey in a slightly entertaining bout that was lacking a bit of the usual hardcore activity. We saw a bodyslam into a pool, a back bodydrop onto buttons and a thong used as a sock to mock Mick Foley’s Mr. Socko. The finish occurred when the referee was on the ground and Jebailey gave Nakazawa a low blow and went for rollup, but the referee counted late and received a two-count. Nakazawa quickly garnered a rollup of his own for the one, two, three and the victory. Can see Nakazawa becoming a star if he given the platform.8:19 p.m.: I can do without the baby oil spot by Nakazawa pouring it on Jebailey.8:17 p.m.: The final contest at “Buy-In” is Michael Nakazawa and Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match. Nakazawa is slowly becoming an interesting character.8:13 p.m.: Allie def. Bates. A below-average affair that picked up in the final two minutes. Bates hit a Pedigree and Allie kicked out. Yes, let the comments roll in on that one. Avalon attempted to toss a book to Bates, but Allie nabbed it, threw it to Bates, connects on a superkick and scores the pinfall. The finish made sense because Allie faces Brandi Rhodes at Fight for the Fallen in two weeks. 8:03 p.m.: Up next, Allie will take on Leva Bates. It was supposed to be Kylie Rae and Bates, but no word on what happened. The librarian gimmick of Bates and Avalon has some potential. Interested to see how the storyline progresses.7:55 p.m.: Best Friends def. SCU and Private Party to net an opportunity to get a first-round bye in the tag team tournament. Better than expected but something just seemed off for one reason or another. The stakes made little sense as the winner should have received the bye. All Elite Wrestling shook the wrestling world to its core with an exceptional debut outing, Double or Nothing, last month in Las Vegas.Its second event. Fyter Fest, occurred Saturday at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. While the one-hour preshow “Buy-In” felt like the third hour of WWE “Monday Night Raw” (and not in a good way), the last two matches delivered, highlighted by Jon Moxley making his AEW debut and defeating Joey Janela in a bloody, violent unsanctioned match in the main event. The Dark Order came out afterward like they did at Double or Nothing. This time though, they just surrounded the ring and stared down Barreta and Taylor. Hard to dig The Dark Order at this point. Need to see them in action sooner rather than later.7:38 p.m.: The preshow of AEW Fyter Fest, “Buy-In”, features Best Friends (Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) with the winner getting a shot at a first-round bye in the AEW tag team title tournament. Best Friends wrestled at May’s Double or Nothing and beat Angelico and Jack Evans in a better than expected matchup. On the same show, SCU defeated Strong Hearts in an exciting opener. Couldn’t ask for a better opener. 7:30 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of All Elite Wrestling’s Fyter Fest. We have an exciting night of wrestling action ahead, so grab the refreshments, kick back and relax as SN takes you on the journey of AEW’s second event.AEW Fyter Fest cardKenny Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix) and Laredo KidJon Moxley vs. Joey Janela in a non-sanctioned matchCody vs. Darby AllinAdam Page vs. Jimmy Havoc vs. Jungle Boy vs. MJFChristopher Daniels vs. CimaYuka Sakazaki vs. Riho vs. Nyla RoseBest Friends (Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) (pre-show)Michael Nakazawa vs. Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match (pre-show)Allie vs. Leva Bates (with Peter Avalon) (pre-show)last_img read more

Iowa Courts website adds multi-pay option

first_imgThere’s a new feature that will help those using the state’s busiest website complete transactions faster. Iowa Judicial System spokesman, Steve Davis, says there’s now a shopping cart feature on the pay site for Iowa Courts Online that allows you to bundle court fees.“You can pay multiple fines at one time instead of jumping back and forth between sites and having to do them one at a time,” Davis says. He says you still start by searching for any fines you owe at Iowa Courts Online site.“And then you can click on the individual case numbers and dig a little deeper and find the financials, and you can just then go through and find one case and say you’ll pay that and add it to your shopping cart. And then go back to the list of cases if there is more and find another case and pay for that,”Davis explains. Davis says the site allows for payments from all 99 counties — which makes it a heavily used site.“Iowa Courts Online is the most frequently visited website in state government,” according to Davis. Every year we have more than 538-million page views.” Davis says there is still the option to pay the old fashioned way.“Some people still go into the courthouse and pay their fines and restitution — but most people do it online — and that’s one of the reasons why the shopping cart was added, for more convenience for those people who do pay it online,” Davis says. Davis says the shopping cart is similar to what is used on most other online sites.last_img read more