Katie Crabb, a freshman at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, was the winner of a separate contest by General Motors Corp. and had her idea for an ad made into reality by Chevrolet’s marketing division. Despite being made by a newcomer, that ad was true to the tradition of using oddball humor in Super Bowl ads, showing a number of men stripping off their shirts – and some other articles of clothing – at the sight of a new Chevy HHR rolling down the street. Bud Light, which often swings for the fences with wacky jabs at humor, scored better with Greyser with a different spot showing an auctioneer saying wedding vows at hyper-fast speed. Greyser said that spot had a much broader appeal. The job-search company CareerBuilder ditched its longtime office-monkey pitchmen of years past in favor of a jungle combat scene among office workers, where office supplies become weapons. Think of “Dilbert” meets “Lord of the Flies.” Tim Calkins, a marketing professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, called this year’s batch a “mixed bag,” saying advertisers were “being safe,” with no one “pushing the edge of either creativity or taste.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sight gags were back, including one from Bud Light early in the game showing a rather unusual tactic for winning at rock-paper-scissors – throwing an actual rock at the head of your opponent. The gag wasn’t completely new, however, since last year Sprint Nextel Corp. featured a phone with a “crime deterrent” – which turned out to be throwing the phone at someone’s head. FedEx Corp. combined a sight gag with another trademark of big-ticket Super Bowl spots, fancy computer graphics, in an other-worldy ad showing an office worker drifting off into space from the world’s first office on the moon, only to be clobbered by a passing meteor. A lot is riding on the ads, and not just because CBS Corp. charged as much as $2.6 million for a 30-second spot during the game. With some 90 million people watching, it’s the most-viewed program all year on television. Coca-Cola Co. was back in the game after a long absence, taking on its rival Pepsi with a number of creative ads, including an homage to Black History Month with an understated ad showing the changing shapes of Coke bottles over time as milestones in black history appeared alongside. Other ads also highlighted Black History Month and highlighted the fact that, for the first time, both coaches in the game are black. Some of the uses of humor didn’t resonate well with experts. Stephen Greyser, a professor at Harvard Business School specializing in communications and the business of sports, said the rock-throwing spot by Anheuser-Busch Cos.’ Bud Light was “attention-getting” but also “had a nasty character to it.” NEW YORK – Along with the trademark Clydesdales, talking animals and high-end computer graphics, there was a new entry this year in the annual showdown of advertisers in the Super Bowl: amateurs. Starting in the first quarter, a goofy spot for Doritos showing a hapless driver distracted by a pretty woman passing by marked the first time a purely amateur-created ad aired during the Super Bowl. Frito-Lay, the PepsiCo Inc. division that makes Doritos, ran an Online competition to pick the winning spot.
By Paul Davenport THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX – Anti-war T-shirts displaying the names of slain American service members are political speech protected by the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a new state law that makes it a misdemeanor to sell items that use names of slain troops without permission of their families. Flagstaff resident Dan Frazier, who sells the T-shirts with the names of nearly 3,500 troops who died in Iraq and the words “Bush Lied – They Died,” had sought the preliminary injunction. The requirement of getting permission from families amounts to a flat prohibition “given the difficulty and cost of finding, contacting and obtaining consent from the soldiers’ numerous representatives,” U.S. District Judge Neil Wake wrote. Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas have enacted similar laws. Arizona’s law was enacted last May with little debate by the Republican-led Legislature and signed in short order by Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano. Frazier, who continues to sell the shirts, welcomed Wake’s decision but acknowledged that the outcome of his legal challenge remains undecided. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 UEFA president Michel Platini Michel Platini has formally announced he will stand for the FIFA presidency, saying he wants to restore dignity to the world governing body.The decision has long been expected from the 60-year-old UEFA president, who has spoken out about reforming FIFA and called for Sepp Blatter to resign following their recent corruption crisis.Platini has written to all 209 member associations of FIFA to inform them of his intentions to succeed disgraced chief Sepp Blatter, with the Frenchman pledging to work tirelessly “in the interests of football”.The Frenchman said in the letter: “There are times in life when you have to take your destiny into your own hands. I am at one of those decisive moments, at a juncture in my life and in events that are shaping the future of FIFA.”Current president Blatter has announced he is to step down on February 26 due to the corruption claims which have engulfed the organisation.Platini said he wants to “to give FIFA back the dignity and the position it deserves”.He added: “This was a very personal, carefully considered decision, one in which I weighed up the future of football alongside my own future. I was also guided by the esteem, support and encouragement that many of you have shown me.“During this last half-century or so, FIFA has only had two presidents. This extreme stability is something of a paradox in a world that has experienced radical upheavals and in a sport that has undergone considerable economic change. However, recent events force the supreme governing body of world football to turn over a new leaf and rethink its governance.”Platini has been UEFA president since 2007 and was a supporter of Blatter in the past, but fell out with him when the 79-year-old back-tracked on his 2011 promise to step down at the end of his fourth term in office.Blatter was re-elected in May, but within four days had announced he would quit after FIFA’s involvement in payments to officials was uncovered.Platini has been promised the support of the four of the six FIFA confederations, including the powerful Asian bloc, which makes him the clear favourite to succeed Blatter.The Football Association is expected to back him along with most, if not all, countries in Europe.Platini said he was standing as a candidate “with enthusiasm and conviction, but also with the humility of someone who knows that he cannot succeed on his own”.He added: “I am counting on your support and our common love of football so that, together, we can give the tens of millions of football fans the FIFA that they want: a FIFA that is exemplary, united and shows solidarity, a FIFA that is respected, liked and of the people.”All nominations for the February 26 election have to be submitted by October 26.
Our busy lives make it hard to put our health first.Without knowing it, by the time we reach middle age many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life.‘One You’ has teamed up with talkSPORT and Southampton FC to help start the fight back to a healthier you.talkSPORT pundit Danny Higginbotham travelled to his old club Southampton FC to get all the insider knowledge from the club’s health and fitness specialists in order to provide adults with simple ways they can improve their health in a series of videos.Check out the third film above and in case you missed the previous two instalments, see the links below.• Week 1: The ‘How Are You’ quiz with Danny Higginbotham • Week 2: Top tips on eating well with Danny Higginbotham and Southampton FC’s Club Nutritionist, Mike Naylor• Week 3: Top tips on moving more and an aerobic exercise demonstration with Danny Higginbotham and Southampton FC’s Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tom HensonOne You is a new campaign that’s here to support you to make simple changes that can help you lead a healthier, happier life both now and in the future. One You provides tools, support and encouragement every step of the way, whether you want to make small changes yourself, or with friends and family.Take the FREE ‘How Are You?’ quiz at www.nhs.uk/oneyou/hay to see how you score and start the fight back to a healthier you.And click here to see the talkSPORT competition page where you have the chance to win a A UP3 Fitness Tracker by Jawbone, thanks to One You.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The California Department of Social Services has ordered the temporary suspension of the Sarria Family Child Care Home, the agency announced Monday. The CDSS ordered the suspension after an investigation into a complaint that a young child in Sarria’s care suffered a severe cut, and Sarria did not provide an explanation for the injury, according to a news release. The child needed several sutures for the cut, and Sarria did not seek medical attention and also did not report the injury to CDSS’ Community Care Licensing Division, according to the release. The center is operated by Yamile Sarria and provides child-care services for up to eight children. Library group wants donations WHITTIER – Friends of the Sorensen Library is seeking donations for its upcoming book sale. The Friends also accepts donations of CDs, DVDs, books on tape, books in Spanish and has a great need for children’s books. Donations can be made to the Sorensen Library, 11405E. Rosehedge Drive. For more information, call (562) 400-3561. Cheerleader sign-ups begin WHITTIER – Sign-ups for cheerleading are being accepted at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. Practice is from 4 p.m. to 6p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $25 for the year. Children must be 5 to 17 years old. Registration forms are available at the park. Only money orders are accepted for payment. For more information, call Kenya Lucas, (562) 698-7645. Share favorite vacation photos WHITTIER – Going on a trip? Take your Daily News with you. Just get a photo of the Daily News in front of a landmark and we’ll print it in the newspaper. Mail it to: Vacation photo, c/o Josie Nu ez, Whittier Daily News, 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. Be sure to identify the people and location and include a telephone number for confirmation. We’re sorry, no team photos. We can’t return photos so be sure to send us a copy. For more information, call (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3000. Course combats online dangers LA MIRADA – An informational class regarding the dangers of “cyber stalkers” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. Cyber stalkers are serious predators who repeatedly attempt to contact another person on the Internet through e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging and bulletin boards. Parents are invited to attend this event. Space is limited. To register for the class, call (562) 902-2960. Lenten fish dinner benefits school WHITTIER – St. Gregory the Great School, 13935 Telegraph Road, will hold its annual fish fry fundraising dinners from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday through the Lenten season, until April 7. The menu will include a generous portion of grilled fish, a large baked potato, homemade coleslaw, sweet corn and a roll. The cost is $7; $6 for seniors. A shrimp dinner is also available for $8 and cheese pizza for $3. All proceeds benefit the school. For more information, call (562) 941-0750. Pageants need young participants WHITTIER – Young Whittier women are invited to participate in the 23rd annual Miss Whittier Pageant, for ages 17 to 25, and the Miss Teen Whittier Pageant, for ages 13 to 16. The events will be held May 7 at the Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave. For more information, call pageant director Teta Smart, (562) 698-3272. Race to raise funds for shelter WHITTIER – Registrations are under way for the Shelter’s Right Hand’s 10th annual “Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence” 5K Fitness Walk, set for April 29 in Central Park in Uptown Whittier. An early entry fee of $20 should be paid by April 19; entry fees thereafter are $25. Registration for students is $15. Same-day registration sign-in begins at 6:30 a.m. The 5K Walk through Uptown Whittier begins at 8a.m. All money raised for the event will benefit the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter. For more information, call (562) 696-6382, or visit www. sheltersrighthand.org. Anyone wishing to volunteer at the event can call (562) 695-8888. City seeking event volunteers PICO RIVERA – The city is seeking volunteers to assist with two events next month – Family Arts Day and the Bunny Hop Celebration. Volunteer assignments will include helping with set-up, take-down and the operation of the ticket, game and food booths. Anyone interested can pick up an application from 7:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Parks and Recreation Building, 6767 Passons Blvd. For more information, call (562) 801-4430. Library provides computer training SANTA FE SPRINGS – The City Library will offer computer classes from 9 to 10a.m. Wednesday at the library’s Technology Center, 11700 Telegraph Road. Basics of Microsoft Word will be featured in the upcoming session. Register for the free class at the library’s information desk. A Santa Fe Springs/Downey library card is required to enroll. For more information, call (562) 868-7738. Series of book reviews scheduled WHITTIER – Assistance League of Whittier is sponsoring a series of three book reviews featuring Bonnie Weber, Whittier Library’s children’s librarian, who will review and critique a variety of books during the series. The events will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, and on April 24 and May 22 at Assistance League of Whittier, 6339Greenleaf Ave. The cost for the series is $25, or $10 for one presentation. Checks should be mailed to Assistance League of Whittier, PO Box 386, Whittier, CA 90608. For more information, call (562) 696-0408. – From staff reports
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsTwelve out of 40 members are being termed out this year in the Senate, and 29 out of 80 in the Assembly. That is the highest figure since voters enacted term limits in 1990. Additionally, some members are leaving before they are forced out in order to run for other offices. While some lawmakers are swapping legislative houses, analysts said loss of experience in the Legislature will give those with institutional memory in Sacramento – namely lobbyists and bureaucrats – more influence than ever. “Committee chairs turn over so quickly that you don’t have time to develop the same expertise as the bureaucrats sitting across from you at a budget hearing,” said Hodson. Based on projections of current races, the demographics of the Legislature also are expected to change. For instance, the Legislature will lose at least one – and probably three – women members in the San Gabriel Valley alone. The California Legislature faces the highest turnover in at least a decade this November as more than a third of lawmakers are being forced out by term limits and others plan to leave. The number could soar even higher if some incumbents are unseated, resulting in a Legislature that will be one of the least experienced in years. “The Legislature that meets in December will have over one-third of its members having never served a day in state government,” said Tim Hodson, director of the Center for California Studies at Cal State Sacramento. “Therefore, no matter how good they are, they do not have the knowledge – the experience – that’s needed to be able to tell the good bill proposals from the lousy bill proposals.” The seats held by Democratic Assemblywomen Carol Liu and Judy Chu and state Sen. Martha Escutia of Whittier are all expected to go to men in November. All three women are being termed out. Overall, 17 women will be leaving the Legislature. Most are expected to be replaced either by women running in the same district or for a seat being vacated by a male legislator. Currently, there are 25 women in the Assembly and 12 in the Senate. Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Santa Rosa, the incoming leader of the women’s caucus, said the Legislature still feels like a “good-old-boys network.” She noted that there are no female statewide officers and only one woman running for major statewide office in November: Sen. Debra Bowen, D-Redondo Beach, who is seeking California’s secretary of state post. “My feeling is we have to get more women not only registered to vote but voting – and more women in elected office,” Berg said. “My hope is with the women’s legislative caucus next year, we develop the first legislative platform for the women’s caucus in history that will focus on working families and specifically target working moms, which is a group that is terribly discriminated against.” Conversely, there could be more African-American members, potentially making the Legislative Black Caucus the largest in its history. The caucus currently has six members, all from Los Angeles County. But the three to five new members could hail from the Bay Area, the Inland Empire and San Diego. Such growth would make it larger than the caucuses for Asian and gay/lesbian legislators. “Just at the point that pundits were suggesting that African-American political influence was waning, here we have a scenario where it is increasing some 50 percent in the state Legislature,” said Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas, D-Los Angeles, a member of the Black Caucus. “In a worst-case scenario, there will be as many African Americans in the Legislature as there have been in history, and potentially more.” When voters enacted term limits in 1990, supporters argued that it would increase the diversity of officeholders in Sacramento and reduce the corrupting influence of those who have held power for decades. But some critics now maintain it has resulted in a less knowledgable Legislature. And a side effect has become a game of musical chairs played by legislators who are forced out of one office – and then simply seek another. There are about 10 Assembly members running for Senate, and two senators are running for Assembly in November. State lawmakers this year had worked toward a deal to place a measure on the November ballot to ease term limits. One suggestion was to combine the limits for both houses, so that rather than have three two-year terms in the Assembly and two four-year terms in the Senate, a lawmaker could serve 12 years in any combination. That would stabilize the movement between Assembly and Senate and allow some expertise to develop in each house, supporters said. A deal was not struck but the effort could be resumed in the next session. Sacramento’s most experienced legislator, Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, D-Compton, said term limits have resulted in a Legislature that feels much more partisan than it was decades ago. Dymally served in the Assembly and Senate in the 1960s, then was lieutenant governor and a congressman before returning to the Legislature in 2002. In the past, he said, he could have ideological differences with conservative legislators and lobbyists, but still end up having a pleasant dinner with them at the end of the day. Now, he said, legislators are focused on partisan differences and on angling for their next job. email@example.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman appointed Mesut Ozil has heaped praised on Arsenal team-mate Sead Kolasinac for the bravery he showed when the Gunners pair were victims of an attempted carjacking in Hampstead earlier this year.Ozil, the midfielder, also revealed his wife was left mentally scarred by the incident and struggled to deal with staying in London in the weeks following the attack.On the eve of the 2019/20 Premier League season, Ozil and Kolasinac were targeted by knife-wielding carjackers, who approached the German’s Mercedes G-Class SUV on mopeds. PEP TALK “I returned to training and my football was fine, but my mind was always at home with my wife. She was alone in our house and you never know what happens. So I was thinking, ‘OK, just train and go back to your wife’.”Ozil and Kolasinac were not involved in Arsenal’s opening weekend defeat of Newcastle due to the incident, though they have since returned to Unai Emery’s first-team.However, Ozil remains a relative outcast from the Gunners squad, making only two appearances in all competitions this season amid doubts over his future in north London. on target stalemate Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Ozil has endured a tough season, dealing with issues off the pitch as well as a lack of game time on it LIVE on talkSPORT targets Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week “They told him directly, ‘Give us your watch!’“Sead’s reaction was really, really brave because he attacked one of the attackers. The second one was in front of my car on his moped so I couldn’t drive.“We were newly wed and I was scared about my wife. I was scared about Sead. I wasn’t thinking about myself. I was worried they were going to open my wife’s door and they tried, so I reached across her to keep it closed.“I saw one chance to drive. If they got to my wife, something terrible might have happened to her. It was going so quickly that you can’t think properly.“I drove a little bit forwards and backwards to try and get the moped away. I told Sead, “Jump in! Jump in!”, and thankfully he did. The second guy tried again to get in. Sead closed the door and I made a U-turn. There was a construction site there and they took bricks and stones to throw at us.“I started driving but they followed. I was driving very fast but they kept coming close on the moped. I tried to move the car, block them, escape, but each time they would be there. My wife was extremely scared. update latest Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future “Nothing happened to us, that’s the most important thing. We were worried these guys had been targeting us, but the police said they found them and a few hours earlier, they tried to rob other people nearby in a similar way.”No one was physically hurt in the incident, though Ozil’s wife was left shaken and her struggles mentally affected the German playmaker as well.He continues: “My wife wanted to get away immediately. She didn’t feel safe. Even if I let our dogs into the garden and went out with them she would say, ‘Come in, come in, stay in the house!’. She was very concerned.“Something like this has never happened to us before. She told me – and Sead’s wife told him – let’s go back to our families, to be safe and let everything calm down. It was a bad couple of weeks but never made me want to leave London permanently. Now, even for my wife, everything is OK. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son LATEST Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ statement rookie error Mesut Ozil’s car got jumped, Kolasinac jumped out and backed the beef. #YaGunnersYa pic.twitter.com/CxsJeiCvxw— James (@smhjaames) July 25, 2019They attempted to steal the Arsenal duo’s watches but were chased off by Kolasinac, who stood up to the thugs and was filmed attacking one of the individuals.Earlier this month, a 30-year-old male pleaded guilty to the attempted robbery of Ozil and Kolasinac, while a second individual, Jordan Northover, has also been charged over the incident.And Ozil has finally opened up about the incident in a wide-ranging interview with The Athletic.“I drove from my house to Sead’s,” Ozil said. “He was outside and we spoke. My wife was sitting next to me. Then these guys came. We were looking at each other for 10-15 seconds. We were thinking maybe they want to take a picture or something — that’s happened before. Then we noticed that they had a weapon and something was going wrong. They obviously saw the big car and because Sead had just handed me something, they must have noticed he was wearing an expensive watch. Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 Getty Images – Getty
Morelos has certainly caught the eye of one Celtic player, with Leigh Griffiths saying the player has had a good start to the season but pointing out that his side have attacking players who can make headlines as well.We really need a football match to decide this rivalry.Elsewhere, Motherwell are on cloud nine after firing their way into the League Cup semi-finals and Craig Levein has said that he’s returned to the front line of management as a more mellow character who is letting his coaches take on their share of the workload.Outside of Scottish football, Eden Hazard has addressed rumours of a big money move to PSG by saying there’s no way his next move will be to Paris. And French superstar Antoine Griezmann will reject Manchester United’s advances now he has Diego Costa joining him at the Wanda Metropolitano. If there’s one thing a clash between Rangers and Celtic always delivers it’s a pre-match verbal back and forth.Pedro Caixinha has accused Brendan Rodgers of playing mind games by talking about how much money the Ibrox club has spent on players. The Rangers boss says mind games only work if you think that what you say is going to affect someone else’s decision.Caixinha also spoke about striker Alfredo Morelos yesterday, saying Celtic would seek to provoke the player, which absolutely isn’t playing mind games in any way whatsoever.Rodgers denies any such plan, saying Morelos doesn’t need any help in getting himself into trouble.
A missing Greene County teen girl has been located safe in Frankfort, Kentucky.According to Greene County Police 17-year-old Tawny Michell Ramsey was found Thursday by Frankfort Kentucky Police.Ramsey was last seen at her grandmother’s residence in Bloomington at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday where she made contact with her father Michael Ramsey by telephone. Michael Ramsey, reported his daughter missing Wednesday at 8:52 p.m.He advised the investigating officer that he had heard from a family member that his daughter had posted on her Facebook account that she was enroute to Kentucky.Circumstances of how she was located were not released.Police says she has not committed a crime. Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the incident.