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First national report on Hispanic health a mix

CNN - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:48
"Buenos dias," Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC director, said to reporters at the beginning of a media briefing Tuesday to announce results from the first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States, information directed toward the nearly 57 million Hispanics in the United States and their health care providers.
Categories: National News

The real issues in Britain's election

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:31
Britain is holding an election Thursday that could result in a new political leader. You knew that, right?
Categories: International News

Endangered cockatoos smuggled

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:30
Categories: International News

These foods will make you smarter

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:27
You don't need another degree to boost your brainpower at work. According to one author and neurologist, if you want to work smarter, you have to eat smarter.
Categories: International News

4 get death for killing woman accused of burning Quran

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:27
An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death Wednesday in the mob killing of a woman accused of burning the Quran in March.
Categories: International News

Thai police find second human trafficking camp

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:27
Thai police said Tuesday they had found a second camp used for human trafficking and had discovered three trafficking victims hiding in it.
Categories: International News

Could these plane patents become reality?

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:27
Aircraft manufacturers have some wild inventions in the works. We imagine what they would look like.
Categories: International News

Epicenter of disaster

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:25
Categories: International News

In Nepal, one daughter's search for her mother

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:24
In the stillness of night, Yasmine Habash looks upward at an almost full moon. It shines brighter than any of the bulbs on the hotel grounds.
Categories: International News

Everest avalanche caught on camera hitting climbers

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:24
A photographer captured the moment an avalanche on Mt. Everest barreled into a group of people.
Categories: International News

Officer dies after being shot during traffic stop

CNN - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:09
An Idaho police officer died Tuesday after an early morning shooting during a traffic stop.
Categories: National News

Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

CNN - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:08
Take a look at 21 selfies from April 29 through May 5.
Categories: National News

Diving for $150K of 'white gold'

CNN - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:07
Golf ball divers can make hundreds of thousands of dollars diving for 'white gold.'
Categories: National News

Did ISIS really play role in Texas shooting?

CNN - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:00
Terrorists, tweets and time lines.
Categories: National News

At least 41 dead after fleeing boat struck off Yemen

CNN World - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:53
Shells struck a boat carrying people trying to flee the Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people and many more missing, two Yemeni officials said.
Categories: International News

Bull market is 3rd longest in U.S. history

Business News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:53
Looking for some good news? Check the stock market. Every day may not be positive, but the overall trend is up, up, up.

6 top stocks to buy in May

Business News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:37
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Europe dreams of closing digital gap with the U.S.

Business News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:35
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Charro will be part of Stampede action

Twisted Rodeo - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:28
Charro Tomas Garcilazo will be one of the featured performers at the Will Rogers Stampede in Claremore, Okla. Garcilazo will bring his traditional Mexican horsemanship and put it on display for the fans in Claremore. (COURTESY TOMAS GARCILAZO)

Charro Tomas Garcilazo will be one of the featured performers at the Will Rogers Stampede in Claremore, Okla. Garcilazo will bring his traditional Mexican horsemanship and put it on display for the fans in Claremore. (COURTESY TOMAS GARCILAZO)

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Tomas Garcilazo is quite proud of who he is, from his upbringing in Mexico City to being a citizen of the United States.

He combines it all in one of the greatest acts in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. In fact, Garcilazo was recognized as the PRCA’s Dress Act of the Year in 2012 and ’13, and he will be part of the action at the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, set for 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 22-Sunday, May 24, at Will Rogers Stampede Arena.

Tomas Garcilazo

Tomas Garcilazo

Garcilazo is a charro and carries on the family heritage of La Charreria, a skill performed through the generations only by the Mexican charro. As did his elders, Garcilazo takes pride in his horsemanship and roping skills, which will be on display during each of the three Stampede performances.

“We want to celebrate rodeo with the best acts in rodeo,” said David Petty, chairman of the volunteer committee that produces the annual rodeo. “We thought this year, coming off being named the Rodeo of the Year award, that we needed to have another award-winning act at our rodeo.

“Tomas fits that very well. His act is phenomenal, and I know the people who come to our rodeo will love what they see.”

Garcilazo is one of two featured entertainers that will be a big part of this year’s Claremore rodeo, joining funnyman John Harrison who, in 2014, won the Coors Man in the Can and the Comedy Act of the Year awards.

“When you bring someone to provide a treat, it’s nice because you contribute something to the community,” Garcilazo said. “It’s going to bring more people together.”

Rodeo is more than a competition. The stampede will feature the very best in the sport, from numerous world champions in every event to the very best animal athletes in the game. But it’s also an action-packed couple of hours of entertainment. To help make a rodeo even more entertaining, specialty acts provide theatrics to the competition. Garcilazo is the best at what he does.

“It’s an honor because specialty acts are so competitive,” he said. “I’m very flattered that what I do as a charro and representing my culture and my tradition with my horses and myself has been recognized with those contractors, committees and contestants that are part of the PRCA.

“I emphasize the tradition a lot. The heritage is very strong. For me, it is big that those are being carried on in modern day and that it is a privilege for me to keep up with this way of life. Cattle, horses and roping were all involved in my childhood.”

Those lessons learned decades ago are still vibrant in his mind. That’s why he continues to entertain and show the world his talents.

“On my mother’s side, they are all churros,” Garcilazo said. “I grew up competing all my life. I picked my skill with a rope and had a vision to develop this with the horses.

“It’s a way of developing my dream. My rope, as a child, was a toy. Now I develop the artistry with a rope in such an extensive way. It takes time, effort, patience and the (willingness to) develop all the desires to succeed in horse and roping skills.”

It is Garcilazo’s passion to share his talent – and his heritage – with the world.

“Being in the entertainment business, you get to see the different traditions and different people from different personalities,” he said. “When you develop something with passion with your heart and express this on stage, it shows. When I see a performer, when they do these with their heart, it shows right away. I have a lot of passion for what I do, and I hope everyone sees that.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Sportscaster Ernie Johnson gives Emmy to Stuart Scott's daughters

Business News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:08
On Tuesday night, Turner Sports broadcaster Ernie Johnson won a Sports Emmy, but didn't take it home.
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