By Shane Farley, Newscow.net â€” Numbers from canvassing in Sumner and Cowley Counties show that incumbent Democrat Ed Trimmer has pulled ahead in the race for Kansas House of Rep. in the 79th Dist.Ed TrimmerTrimmer, a Winfield Democrat, trailed by 6 votes when counting was finished on Election Day.A final tally showed Trimmer with 3,341 votes to 3,324 for Larry Alley, his Republican challenger. Alley also is from Winfield. No word yet on possible recount issues regarding this race.Vote totals were finalized Monday in both counties. Provisional ballots in Sumner County added 11 votes to Trimmer’s total and 9 to Alley’s. In Cowley, Trimmer added 48 votes to 27 for Alley.Because of the Veteran’s Day Holiday, Alley will have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to request a recount.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -9 Vote up Vote down Not Surprised · 300 weeks ago Demorats are always good at “finding” more votes. Chicago has nothing on us! Report Reply 0 replies · active 300 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 300 weeks ago Good grief. They will stop at nothing to get “elected.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 300 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Wow · 300 weeks ago Bahahahahahahahahahaha both of you realize you live in a state dominated by Republican’s right? In a county dominated by republicans. Actually both are, Cowley and Sumner. So exactly how are democrats going to fix an election in this district? Report Reply 0 replies · active 300 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
MORE: Watch 49ers vs. Seahawks live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Due in part to the injuries impacting the Seahawks heading into Sunday night’s game, Seattle is a three-point home underdog. If the Seahawks upset the 49ers and win the NFC West, chances are quarterback Russell Wilson will be a big reason. With a win over San Francisco, Wilson would earn his 87th regular-season win, surpassing Tom Brady (86) for the most regular-season wins by a QB through his first eight seasons in NFL history.Wilson’s QB counterpart enters Sunday night’s game on a bit of a hot streak, as well. The 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo needs 307 passing yards against the Seahawks to become the third San Francisco QB (Jeff Garcia and Steve Young) with 4,000 or more passing yards in a single season.Below is all the info you need to watch 49ers vs. Seahawks on Sunday night, including the TV channels and kickoff time.MORE: Full betting preview for 49ers vs. SeahawksWhat channel is 49ers vs. Seahawks on today?TV channel (national): NBCTV channel (San Francisco): KNTVTV channel (Seattle): KINGLive stream: fubo TVAs is the case for all “Sunday Night Football” games on NBC this season, Al Michaels will call the 49ers vs. Seahawks play-by-play action, and Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines, and NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay will explain penalties and other officiating rulings throughout the game.For those who can’t watch 49ers vs. Seahawks on TV and wish to find the game on the radio, the San Francisco call can be heard on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 225, and the Seattle call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 226.MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only) 49ers vs. Seahawks: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Dec. 29Start time: 8:20 p.m. ETThe 8:20 p.m. ET start time for 49ers vs. Seahawks marks a league-high sixth prime-time game for San Francisco this season. Like this game against the Seahawks, the 49ers’ game against the Rams last week was flexed into a prime-time slot.The Seahawks also are making their sixth prime-time appearance this season.MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 1749ers scheduleWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8at Buccaneers4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 2Sept. 15at Bengals1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Steelers4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4BYE—Week 5Oct. 7 (Monday)vs. Browns8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 6Oct. 13at Rams4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 7Oct. 20at Redskins1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Panthers4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 9Oct. 31 (Thursday)at Cardinals8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLNWeek 10Nov. 11 (Monday)vs. Seahawks8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 11Nov. 17vs. Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Packers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 13Dec. 1at Ravens1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 14Dec. 8at Saints1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Falcons4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 16Dec. 21vs. Rams8:15 p.m. ETNFLNWeek 17Dec. 29at Seahawks 8:20 p.m. ETNBCSeahawks scheduleWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8vs. Bengals4:05 p.m. ETCBSWeek 2Sept. 15at Steelers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Saints4:24 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 29at Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 5Oct. 3 (Thursday)vs. Rams8:20 p.m. ETFoxWeek 6Oct. 13at Browns1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 7Oct. 20vs. Ravens4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27at Falcons1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 9Nov. 3vs. Buccaneers4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 10Nov. 11 (Monday)at 49ers8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 11BYE—Week 12Nov. 24at Eagles8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 13Dec. 2 (Monday)vs. Vikings8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 14Dec. 8at Rams8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 15Dec. 15at Panthers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 16Dec. 22vs. Cardinals4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 17Dec. 29vs. 49ers8:20 p.m. ETNBC Good news for those looking to find the TV channel for 49ers vs. Seahawks on “Sunday Night Football”: This game, scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET, is being nationally televised by NBC in Week 17. So yes, you get the game on TV.The NFL made the easy call to flex this matchup into the “Sunday Night Football” window and tee it up as the last regular-season game of the year. The scenario is simple: This is the NFC West championship game, and while the winner will get a top three seed in the playoffs (potentially the No. 1 overall seed and/or a first-round bye), the loser will be forced to hit the road for the wild-card round.
Not the good kind like when Nathaniel Rateliff cranks up the Danocaster and the Night Sweats horn section behind him starts to play, and not the bad kind like a thunderstorm that wakes you up from a good night’s sleep. We’re talking about the fake kind.MORE: What to know about Premier League’s returnWith sports around the world gradually returning to competition without crowds permitted in the stands to watch, those televising have had to decide whether to show the games with only the ambient sounds of players communicating, equipment colliding and maybe even the odd bit of trash talk — or with artificial noise that is designed by sound engineers to follow the flow of action.NBC Sports announced Thursday that when the Premier League returns June 17 with a game between Aston Villa and Sheffield United, it will use artificial crowd noise to enhance the telecast. It will be produced by EA Sports. Those who prefer to avoid the artificial sound will have the option of watching online on the NBC Sports Gold platform.Using artificial sound became the course taken by Fox Sports with its telecasts of the Bundesliga. It aired early games without the sweetened audio, then made the decision to switch. When ESPN showed the DFB Pokal semifinals this week — that’s the German cup competition — it did not use enhanced sound.That appears to be what the public wants, at least from an unscientific Twitter poll I conducted Thursday afternoon. Out of 122 votes, 56.6 percent preferred the games that were televised with artificial crowd noise, 43.4 percent prefer games with ambient sound.With the NWSL Challenge Cup commencing June 27, Major League Soccer’s MLS is Back Tournament kicking of July 8, the NHL and NBA set to return to action sometime in late July — and Major League Baseball possibly who-knows-when? — this is a decision that will face U.S. broadcasters in all our major team sports.Though artificial crowd noise may be the preference, support is not nearly unanimous. Avi Creditor of Sports Illustrated praised the work of the sound engineers who were so accurate and timely with their insertions of cheers, jeers and chants.“But it’s all disingenuous,” he wrote. “There’s no need to paper over what’s happening. Clubs are playing in empty stadiums because of a pandemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and impacted millions of others.”German fan Marcus Sotereanos told NPR that if games are to be played, they should be televised as they are and not adjusted to make them more palatable for television viewers. Earl Lalone of Clayton, N.Y., told Sporting News on Twitter, “I prefer the ambient sound but must admit the crowd noise hasn’t been as bad as I thought and has been done well.”I’ve seen games televised both ways and it hasn’t impacted my viewing experience either way. In fact, the first time I watched a game that did have artificial crowd sound, I didn’t even notice. My wife had to point out that it was happening.One thing we all know: It will be spectacular when spectators safely can return to attending games and making that racket for real. In a sports world in which there have been no big-league baseball games played for three months, no hockey games, no basketball games and no soccer games from Foxborough to Los Angeles, we occasionally have been reduced to debating the most curious matters.All sports arguments may be noise, in a sense, but this one actually is about noise.
LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital will no longer treat Medi-Cal patients covered by Blue Cross of California after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on a new contract, officials said Monday. Negotiators had extended the contract after it expired in January, but were unable to agree on a new pact, officials said. “They wanted to change the contract to where they shifted the risk from them to us. We are saying we are not interested in taking the risk,” said Les Wong, CEO of the 399-bed hospital. “If costs went up for some reason, they wanted us to pay for it. In the past, it was not a risk to us. We just got paid for the services.” Blue Cross officials disputed Antelope Valley Hospital’s characterization that Blue Cross was exiting the Antelope Valley market in terms of Medi-Cal, which pays for medical services for low-income adults and children. Negotiators for both sides did reach an agreement two weeks ago on Blue Cross’ commercial contract, which includes health-maintenance organizations and preferred-provider organizations. The agreement is for one year, and hospital officials were hopeful an agreement would be reached for an additional two years. Both contracts were set to expire around January but both entities agreed to extend them while talks continued, hospital officials said. Blue Cross of California is a subsidiary of WellPoint Inc., the largest publicly traded commercial health benefits company in terms of membership in the country. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Blue Cross officials said negotiations had gone on with several extensions but the Medi-Cal contract had expired by February because no agreement had been reached. “This is not Blue Cross exiting the market. The contract expired,” Blue Cross spokeswoman Leslie Porras said. “Antelope Valley did not agree on the terms.” Porras said Blue Cross members can continue to receive coverage with the assistance of LA Care, the Los Angeles County administrator for Medi-Cal contracts in the county, which will help people make the transition to a new plan. “Members will not lose coverage automatically, and in some instances will keep their primary care physicians,” Porras said. Porras added that negotiations with Antelope Valley Hospital for the Healthy Families contract, a Medi-Cal contract for children, was continuing.