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Peter Thiel: We live in an anti-tech world

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:04
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Ferguson police chief expected to step down, officials say

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:53
The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, according to government officials familiar with the discussions ongoing between local, state and federal officials.
Categories: National News

Football No. 1 in Inaugural Playoff Rankings

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:00
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State, boasting a 7-0 overall record and three wins over top-10 ranked teams, was tabbed No. 1 in the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings announced Tuesday night on ESPN.

Dick Ties For Fifth At The Intercollegiate At The Grove

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:57
COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn. – Jackson Dick tied for fifth, a new personal-best finish, to lead the Mississippi State men's golf team to an eighth-place showing at The Intercollegiate At The Grove.

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is free of Ebola, Emory says

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:49
A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released from the Atlanta hospital where she's been treated, the hospital said Tuesday.
Categories: Health

Dallas nurse Ebola-free

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:49
A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is being released Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital and is free of the virus, according to Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce Ribner.
Categories: National News

Judge dismisses Manuel Noriega's 'Call of Duty' lawsuit

CNN World - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:38
A California judge has dismissed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit against the creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise.
Categories: International News

NASA: Unmanned rocket explodes

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:35
An unmanned NASA rocket exploded early Tuesday evening.
Categories: National News

Unmanned NASA rocket explodes

CNN World - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:16
An unmanned NASA rocket exploded early Tuesday evening.
Categories: International News

Facebook spending spree irks investors

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:26
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GM's new Volt to be faster, more efficient

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:32
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Watch Wednesday's show!

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:08
October 29, 2014
Categories: National News

100-year-old notebook found frozen in ice

CNN World - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:56
The Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered a photographer's notebook frozen in ice in Antarctica. It's over a century old.
Categories: International News

Dad claims sons bullied over Ebola fear

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:51
Ousmane Drame tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin his two sons were attacked and bullied because of a fear of Ebola.
Categories: National News

What 10 hours of NYC catcalls looks like

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:50
One woman filmed the incessant harassment she received on the streets of New York City over a ten-hour period.
Categories: National News

Bucking horse finals set for Rapid City

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:41

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Much has happened in the inaugural season of the United Bucking Horse Association.

“We had 11 events this year all across the country and in Canada,” said Guy French, the UBHA’s executive director. “It’s been an amazing year for us, and it’s just getting better.”

UBHA-logo1That’s true.

In fact, now members of the organization are gearing up for the UBHA World Finals, set for 5 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) Friday, Nov. 14, at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City.

“Having this world finals in our first year of existence is huge for the UBHA,” French said. “The UBHA grew faster than we anticipated, but this is a great thing for us.”

The UBHA was created as a way to showcase younger bucking horses and to allow for anyone who is interested to be a horse owner. The colts do not have riders but are bucked with a mechanical dummy to allow the horses the opportunity to develop with age. The idea is catching on quite well.

“I feel the UBHA is the right director for breeders, especially the small breeders, because they can get their horses out there and compete against each other,” said Darcy Hollingsworth, a UBHA shareholder and board member who has raised several top horses that have performed at some of the top events in the country, including the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

“We’re not relying on anybody else to show our animals.”

Now those owners will get to showcase their horses during an event specifically designed to be the marquee event in the association. At each event, the 2- and 3-year-old horses accumulate points by how well they placed. The top 25 in each age division who have earned the right through the season-long qualifying will buck during the UBHA World Finals.

“To be in the first year and to be able to have that kind of money to compete for is incredible,” said Kenny Andrews, a former rodeo cowboy who owns several horses with his wife, Keri. “Can you imagine what the next couple of years are going to be like? To have that much interest in the first year is pretty exciting.

“I’m glad we got in on the ground floor. I hope this isn’t the last year we get to qualify. You know that each year the competition is just going to keep getting tougher.”

That’s OK for the Andrewses. With a bit of interest, they took in the Simon Bucking Stock Sale in Guthrie, Okla., this past January and quickly found a passion for raising bucking horses.

“It’s addicting,” said Kenny Andrews, who raised his colts near Vernal, Utah. “I was going to start with two horses. It hasn’t even been a year since Simon’s Sale, and I’ve got probably 20 head.”

It’s that type of momentum that has helped the UBHA grow.

“The whole thing is due to Guy French’s vision,” said Hollingsworth of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. “Guy has worked very hard for this, and there have been a lot of good things happen. That’s how the finals came about. The board of directors is an upbeat, positive bunch of guys. Everybody’s working in the same direction, so it makes it easy to have a finals.”

The proof comes to Rapid City in just a few weeks.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Surprise! Twitter is not Facebook

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:12
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Time Magazine schooled for 'bad teacher' cover

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:10
Teachers are outraged with the new cover of Time, and they're taking the magazine to school for it.

Google searching for cancer cure

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:37
Google is searching for a cancer cure.
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