Florida Ends ‘Gator Bait’ cheer at the Swamp due to “racist history”

first_imgThe University of Florida is banning its “Gator Bait” cheer at sporting events because of “historic racist imagery associated with the phrase,” school president Kent Fuchs announced Thursday.As part of a university-wide review to help the school take steps against racism, Fuchs highlighted the cheer as an action that will be taken immediately.“While I know of no evidence of racism associated with our ‘Gator Bait’ cheer at UF sporting events, there is horrific historic racist imagery associated with the phrase,” Fuchs said. “Accordingly, University Athletics and the Gator Band will discontinue the use of the cheer.”the band plays familiar tune prompts fans to make the gator chomp motion with their arms and shout “Gator Bait!”African American babies were used as alligator bait, according to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, citing newspaper articles and imagery from the late 1800s and early 20th century. The term “alligator bait” was also used as a racial slur against African Americans.According to ESPN: Lawrence Wright, who popularized the phrase, “If you ain’t a Gator, ya Gator bait, baby,” after saying it following a win over Florida State in 1995, told The Gainesville Sun he was upset with the decision to remove the cheer and wants to talk to Fuchs.“I’m not going for it,” the former safety told the Sun. “I created something for us. It’s a college football thing. It’s not a racist thing, It’s about us, the Gator Nation. And I’m black. What about our history as the Gator Nation? We took a program from the top five to No. 1 in the country. I think I’ve done enough, put in the sweat and tears, to get to offer my opinion about something like this.”last_img read more


first_imgTHE CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 4 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 2 p.m. PST BOOZER–Second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in the second division of the Eddie D., this 6-year-old Unusual Heat gelding was mid-pack early in a field of 11 and moved to third, just a length off the lead turning for home en route to garnering a California Flag best last-out Beyer Speed figure of 98. Owned by Al and Sandee Kirkwood, he has a sparkling 9-4-3-2 record over the course and will be ridden for the fourth time in a row by Gary Stevens. Boozer is 27-7-6-6 overall with earnings of $602,096. Richard’s Boy–Victor Espinoza–123McHeat–Tyler Baze–121Boozer–Gary Stevens–124Somethings Unusual–Drayden Van Dyke–118Mana Strike–Tiago Pereira–116Acceptance–Stewart Elliott–116Big Bane Theory–Joe Talamo–120First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. RICHARD’S BOY–Attentive to the pace throughout, he finished second, beaten 1 ¾ lengths in the first division of the Eddie D. and earned a 91 Beyer in the process. Blessed with tremendous early speed, he figures to be sent from his rail post position by regular rider Victor Espinoza as he seeks his third win from six hillside starts. Owned by Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch, the 4-year-old Idiot Proof gelding is 15-6-4-1 overall with earnings of $368,060.center_img ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2016)–Hillside specialists Boozer and Richard’s Boy head a field of seven California-bred or sired three year olds and up in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.Second in their respective divisions of the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes over the course on Sept. 30, Richard’s Boy, who is trained by Peter Miller and Boozer, conditioned by Mark Glatt, have similar styles and will hope to “hold their form” as they each take a significant drop in class. –30–last_img read more

Give cat for hare and other expressions with historical explanation

first_imgThe phrases made, popularly known sayings that express a truth based on common sense or experience, are often used to give advice or qualify a situation. However, and although we use them regularly, we do not know the origin of these sayings. In this article we explain the most commonly used phrases:Be two candlesWe can use this phrase made in several ways, but in any of them it refers to the lack of something. It is believed that it can come from the timbas of cards in which the bank had a candle on each side of the table to be able to count the money. Therefore, “leaving it with two candles” would mean being bankrupt and having nothing. Throw the house out the windowIt is said that someone “throws the house out of the window” when succumbing to large expenses, higher than what they used to. The expression stems from the custom that existed in the nineteenth century to literally throw furniture out of the window when someone touched the National Lottery in Spain. Go punchingWhen dismissing someone with some disregard or sentencing a discussion that we do not fully agree with, we use “go to hell.” A phrase made dating back to ancient times, where the “freaks” were the embroideries of the nearest part of the sleeve. These ornaments were made by hand with thread; a very delicate work that implies a lot of patience and money. Like Pedro for his houseWhen we talk about “walking like Pedro through his house” we mean a person who moves comfortably and not always well received in a place that is not his own. Its origin could go back to the old forgotten sayings that say: “Something goes from Peter to Peter” or “Well Peter is in Rome, even if he doesn’t eat”. All of them to indicate that “Pedro” is the name given to any individual to personalize phrases or popular sayings. Peter, in his figurative sense, seems to represent the master of a house, as if it were the relation of the Christian words according to which Saint Peter was the cornerstone or the first stone of the house of God.Take for a rideLiterature is full of allusions, many of them ironic, about the value of the food offered at the inns and inns. It was so much the discredit of this type of resting places that a kind of “exorcism” became habitual among diners that recited: “If you are a kid, keep fried; if you are a cat, jump to the plate”. And although this never served to demonstrate the true fame of the inn, it gave rise to the expression “give cat for a hare” that we know today.The third time luckyWhat is meant by this proverbial phrase is that the desired end is reached on the third attempt. But its origin is not so clear: some experts find in the criminal law of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in which the death penalty was imposed on the third theft. Others point out that the expression has been taken from “the melee fight” that goes to three falls. Known for expressing a truth based on common sense or experienceThey are used to give advice or sentence in their figurative or metaphorical senselast_img read more

Love scores 38, LeBron ejected as Cavs beat Heat

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Heat: Spoelstra didn’t get too nostalgic when was asked about his time coaching Wade and James in Miami. “When you see these guys in different uniforms it’s always like, ’Really, that looks strange,’” he said. “When I see them, it’s always nice to have that split-second going back memory lane. But my focus is what these guys in here right now.” … Spoelstra isn’t surprised that Wade has embraced his role coming off the bench for Cleveland. “Any role that has to do with winning suits him,” Spoelstra said. “That’s what he’s been about his whole career.”Cavaliers: Coach Tyronn Lue said the next step for G Isaiah Thomas in his comeback from a serious hip injury is to play 2-on-2 and 3-on-3. That hasn’t happened yet, and Lue does not know if Thomas will make his debut earlier than the team’s original projection of the end of December. … G Iman Shumpert was not available after playing seven minutes in Monday’s win at Philadelphia. Shumpert has been sidelined with a swollen left knee. … J.R. Smith wrote “RIP Petey” on his sneakers to honor a cousin who died last weekend in a fire.UP NEXTHeat: Finish four-game trip on Wednesday in New York.Cavaliers: At Atlanta on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James added 21 points before he was slapped with two technical fouls by referee Ken Fitzgerald and tossed with 1:59 left in the third quarter and the Cavs leading by 23. It was the first time James was thrown out in 1,082 career games.Dwyane Wade added 17 points for Cleveland, which has shaken off a slow start and is again playing like the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDion Waiters scored 21 and Bam Adebayo had 19 for the Heat, who had won three in a row. Goran Dragic finished with just seven points — 12 below his team-leading scoring average.With the Cavs leading 93-70, James drove to the basket and missed a layup while getting bumped by James Johnson and Waiters. James felt there should have been a foul called and he stormed after Fitzgerald and screamed at the official, who quickly blew his whistle twice and pointed for the superstar to leave the floor. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Heat closed to 93-76 early in the fourth, but Wade scored Cleveland’s first six points in the quarter and fed Kyle Korver for a 3-pointer to give Cleveland a 102-79 lead.At the end of the first quarter, Miami had 24 points to Love’s 22 and there didn’t seem to be anything Heat coach Erik Spoelstra could do to stop Cleveland’s All-Star center. Love was able to pull Heat shot-swatter Hassan Whiteside away from the basket, and he was too physical for Kelly Olynyk, who went to the bench with early foul trouble.Love also overpowered Josh Richardson and tied the record for the most points allowed by the Heat in one half. Tracy McGrady and Lafayette Lever also dropped 32 on Miami. It was also the most points any player scored on Miami — in a game — all season, topping the 31 by San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge on Oct. 25.Love, who set an NBA record for points in a first quarter with 34 last season against Portland, made three 3-pointers in the opening 12 minutes as the Cavs built an 18-point lead.Love also forced one-time playoff nemesis Olynyk to commit three fouls in four minutes. It was Olynyk who dislocated Love’s shoulder during the 2015 postseason, an injury that knocked him out for the remainder of Cleveland’s run to the Finals.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Injured Romeo goes into fan mode cheering for Castro, Gilas Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (0) drives against Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night.Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Race issue divides neighbors

first_img“Consider the source,” said Henry of the allegations as he waited outside the courtroom Monday. “They don’t know my heritage. They don’t know my family. I’ll let the paperwork speak for itself.” The neighbors have had mutual restraining orders against each other for several years, said Hamilton. Henry offered no further comment on the matter. The Hamiltons hoped to add more conditions, such as requiring Henry to not possess firearms and adding his wife, Sharon Henry, to the current restraining order at a hearing set for March 14, she said. A Board of Rights panel at the Los Angeles Police Department said Henry was no longer employed there as of October 2006, said Hamilton. mary.gurton@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4461160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The charge arose from a Dec. 2 incident in which Henry is accused of pepper-spraying his neighbor, a white man married to an African-American woman. Henry is black. John Hamilton and Henry, next-door neighbors on Laurel Avenue, both acknowledge a prolonged dispute, said Hernandez. Mellanie Hamilton, who has been married to John Hamilton for 22 years, said the couple have been continually harassed by Henry since 2001 due to their inter-racial marriage. PASADENA – A former LAPD officer accused of pepper spraying his Altadena neighbor out of anger over the neighbor’s interracial marriage showed up in court for arraignment without an attorney Monday, officials said. Because he lacked representation, the scheduled arraignment of Irsie Henry was continued. Henry was arrested Jan. 11 at the Pasadena Superior Courthouse on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray late last year, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Detective Deputy Ron Hernandez. On that day, Henry was at the courthouse for a hearing regarding a restraining order filed by the same man he is accused of spraying, Hernandez said. last_img read more

‘He’d be our Mourinho’, claims celebrity Arsenal fan

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger meet in the Champions League Piers Morgan has taken to Twitter to plead with Arsenal to sign up Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.Klopp announced on Wednesday that he will be leaving the Bundesliga club at the end of the season.And, despite Arsenal winning eight Premier League games in a row, sitting second in the table and with an FA Cup semi-final to come, Morgan and other Arsenal fans seem desperate for Arsene Wenger to pass the baton over to the highly rated German.last_img read more

Bayern Munich to hijack Chelsea move for midfielder Amadou Diawara

first_img1 Amadou Diawara Bayern Munich are preparing to hijack Chelsea’s plans to sign Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara.The highly-rated midfielder has received widespread praise for his performances for the Italian side this season and is being tracked by some of Europe’s elite clubs.The 18-year-old has made 20 appearances for the Serie A club in his maiden senior season and now, according to Tuttosport, Bayern Munich are eyeing his signature.Bayern could make a late swoop today and then loan him back to Bologna but a summer deal appears more likely.Chelsea have scouted the player regularly this season, but their precarious league position makes Bayern a more attractive destination for Diawara.last_img read more


first_imgKelly’s Centra have been awarded with a SILVER MEDAL at the National Convenience Store awards ceremony which was held earlier this week.It’s yet more recognition for a business that has established itself as one of the best convenience stores not only locally but also nationally.With over 500 entrants, a rigorous elimination process was used to narrow down those nominated for the best convenience store in Ireland. Martin Kelly admitted that the fact they placed 2nd in the entire country is unbelievable acknowledgment and recognition for all the staff and management for their effortsMartin Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We are regular industry award winners and it’s our goal to be the very best we can every single day.“We strive for that because we pride ourselves on our customer service excellence.KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP NAMED SECOND BEST CONVENIENCE STORE IN IRELAND was last modified: November 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardbusinessesFeaturesKelly’s CentraMountain Topnewslast_img read more

Exclusive: ‘Confident’ Harry Kane says the title is Leicester’s to lose

first_imgHarry Kane has heaped further pressure on Leicester City by saying the Premier League title is now theirs to lose after Tottenham cut the gap to five points.The Englishman was again in fine form as Spurs thrashed Stoke 4-0 at the Britannia on Monday night to take advantage of the Foxes’ draw at home to West Ham on Sunday.And Kane admits that all his side can do is keep winning with Leicester in control of their own destiny with four games of the season remaining.“I think so,” said Kane when asked if the title was Leicester’s to lose.“All we can do it keep doing what we’re doing and keep winning games like we did tonight.“They’re in the driving seat, they’re five points clear, but like I said there are four games left and all we can do is go out there and put in performances like we did and win the games.”Kane scored two more goals on Monday night to take his Premier League goal tally to 24 for the season, meaning he has now scored more than the whole of the Aston Villa squad combined.The 22-year-old’s form is great news for England ahead of the European Championships this summer and Kane confesses that he believes he will score in every game he plays now.“Yeah, I have that confidence,” he added on Andy Goldstein’s Sports Bar.“If I can get my shots off and find some space then hopefully I’ll score a couple of goals.“I feel confident and as a striker I think you need that and you need that belief that when you go out on the pitch you’re ready to score goals for your team.”last_img read more

Manchester United transfer news: £65m battle, defender news, and more gossip

first_img 7 7 Juan Mata – With Jose Mourinho arriving at Old Trafford this summer, it’s not a daft thing to assume the Spaniard will be leaving the Red Devils in the near future. He’ll have plenty of suitors and West Ham are reportedly after the playmaker, according to El Confidencial, although the Hammers may face competition from La Liga sides. As the days pass by, it seems more and more players are being linked with moves to Manchester United.Interest in the Red Devils is high after confirmation of Jose Mourinho as their new manager – replacing Louis van Gaal.And a new boss means new players, so it’s no surprise to see them linked with a whole host of talented stars.But what is the latest news surrounding their summer business?Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Manchester United transfer news… 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger – The German midfielder’s time at Old Trafford may be over already if reports in the Daily Mirror are to be believed. They claim the player will be sold following an injury hit spell with the club, which saw him start just 13 Premier League games. Ashley Fletcher – It could have been a different story for Marcus Rashford had Fletcher still been at Manchester United and not on loan at Barnsley for the second half of the season. Fletcher will have no regrets though, winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and promotion to the Champions with Barnsley, via the play-offs. The Tykes want the 20-year-old back again next year but, so do rivals Leeds United with owner Massimo Cellino keen on the player after watching him in Barnsley’s triumph over Millwall at Wembley. 7 7 7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic – A move to the Red Devils is edging ever closer with several outlets running stories about the striker’s transfer. The Daily Mail believe the player will be allowed to leave Sweden’s Euro 2016 training camp to complete a deal, while The Guardian reveal agent Mino Raiola has concluded talks over Ibrahimovic’s salary, which means the move can be completed once Jose Mourinho ratifies the transfer. Eric Bailly (Villarreal) – Click the right arrow above to find out all the latest Manchester United transfer news… – According to AS in Spain, Manchester United are making a £31m move for the Ivory Coast centre-back, which could be completed in the coming days. He will bolster a backline that could lose Daley Blind in the summer, if reports about Jose Mourinho’s transfer plans are to be believed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – An exclusive report from the Daily Star suggests Manchester United and rivals Man City will battle for the £65m-rated striker this summer. Pep Guardiola knows all about the player from his time in the Bundesliga, but Jose Mourinho will want to trump his rival in the chase. 7 Andre Gomes (Valencia) – You can expect to hear the name Jorge Mendes a lot this summer. The agent, who represents Jose Mourinho, also looks after Gomes and could unite his clients at Old Trafford. The Red Devils, according to reports in Italy, have bid around £35.2m, plus £11.7m in bonuses for the player as they look to get business done ahead of Euro 2016.last_img read more