With one day to go before E-Day, conventional wisdom is that those in the top six in the pre-election surveys of credible pollsters are assured of new Senate seats. There will be changes in the bottom six as those in the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and even 15th will exhaust all energy and resources to make it to the Magic 12. Of the 62 senatorial candidates,only about a third rank consistently high in the electorate’s minds. And only the same 15 to 20 people - many of whom are former and current public officials, or are political scions - place in the first page of senatorial preference surveys of polling bodies Pulse Asia and Social Weather Station. The rest continue to battle it out in the remaining two to five pages of results. VERA Files checked in with two Senatorial aspirants about how their campaign runs have been, despite the odds seemingly stacked against them. Ernesto Arellano Lawyer Ernesto Arellano, founding secretary of workers' group Kilusang Mayo Uno, has been … [Read more...] about Hope springs eternal for ‘page 2’ candidates in the Senate race
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Jenna Fryer Associated Press Published 7:38 PM EDT Apr 8, 2019 Charlotte, N.C. — Joe Gibbs has too many winning drivers in his organization. It is a good problem to have, but one that has led to increased speculation about his plans to juggle all his talent. The Gibbs organization swept Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend as Christopher Bell won the Xfinity Series race Saturday followed by yet another Kyle Busch victory in the Cup race on Sunday. Gibbs drivers have won five of eight Cup races — including the Daytona 500 — and five of seven Xfinity Series races. It’s problematic because Gibbs can’t keep Bell stashed away in the Xfinity Series forever and he simply doesn’t have available seats for everyone. Denny Hamlin, a two-time Daytona 500 winner and two-time winner already this season, is signed beyond 2020 and so are Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Erik Jones said at Bristol he is in active conversations on a contract extension with JGR. … [Read more...] about Joe Gibbs needs Christopher Bell in the big leagues; could Mich. driver Erik Jones be at risk?
ARE, Sweden — One last comeback complete. One last medal. Five days after crashing in super-G, Lindsey Vonn bounced back to win the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in the final race of her career. “I laid it all on the line. That’s all I wanted to do today,” Vonn said. “I have to admit I was a little bit nervous, probably the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life. I wanted to finish strong so badly.” It’s a medal that brings Vonn full circle: the American’s two silvers at the 2007 worlds on the same course in Are were the first two major championship medals of her career. “She has been business as usual this whole week, saying I’m racing to win,” said Karin Kildow, Vonn’s sister. “I was like, ‘Just maybe make it down and maybe stand up.’ But she was like, ‘No, I’m going full out’. She was definitely in the mindset to push it and she really … [Read more...] about Vonn wins bronze medal in the final race of her career
By Brian Steinberg | PUBLISHED: January 28, 2019 at 3:32 pm | UPDATED: January 28, 2019 at 4:19 pm The secret of the Super Bowl: It’s far easier to score a touchdown in the Big Game than it is for advertisers to do the same in the commercial time that surrounds it. With the event about to debut its 53rd edition, longtime viewers might just think they can devise a Super Bowl ad as easily as any creative toiling away at one of the nation’s big ad agencies. Sign an A-list or D-list celebrity. Come up with kooky joke or jaw-dropping surprise. Licence bubbly pop song. Figure out a way to get people talking about all of it on social media ten days to two weeks before kickoff. Et voila! Making a truly memorable Super Bowl ad, as it turns out, means clearing a higher bar. We’ve come here today to celebrate advertisers who have done just that. What follows below isn’ t a list of the best Super Bowl ads ever made. Curating that roster is a task best delegated to people … [Read more...] about 15 Super Bowl commercials that shook the Big Game
When the fourth-quarter office leasing numbers for North Texas were finished, the big surprise wasn't just a surge in leasing. The really eye-popping result in the new data was that downtown Dallas topped the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area for net office leasing.Expanding and relocating business tenants net leased more than 354,000 square feet of space downtown in the fourth quarter. That's more office leasing that West Plano and Frisco and more than in the Telecom Corridor, according to the latest office survey from commercial property firm CBRE.What more proof do you need that the downtown real estate market has its mojo back?For years, downtown was the net loser in the competition for office tenants as companies exited the central business district for the 'burbs.Sure, Las Colinas, Legacy business park and the Telecom Corridor still get most of the big office deals.But in the final months of 2018, it was time for downtown Dallas to run up the score with new business moves. "We are … [Read more...] about Downtown Dallas emerges as the big winner in 2018’s office rental race