The judge rejected the women’s position that they ended up getting paid more than the men only because they played more games and were more successful than the men’s team. Instead, according to the ruling, the evidence showed that the women’s team not only played more games but it also made more money on average than the men’s team.A spokesperson for the women players said they will appeal.“We are shocked and disappointed with today’s decision, but we will not give up our hard work for equal pay,” Molly Levinson said in an emailed statement. “We are confident in our case and steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that girls and women who play this sport will not be valued as lesser just because of their gender.”The fact that women received smaller bonuses than the men on the national team shouldn’t be taken by itself of evidence of pay discrimination, according to Klausner.“This approach ignores other benefits received by women national team players, such as guaranteed annual salaries and severance pay, benefit that men national team players do not receive,” the judge said.The judge allowed the women players to pursue their claim of allegedly inferior travel conditions, as well as medical and training support, compared to that of the men’s team.Topics : US women soccer players’ claim that they are paid less than male counterpoints to play for the national team was thrown out by a federal judge who found that any pay discrepancy was due to differences they negotiated in their collective bargaining agreements.US District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles late Friday granted the US Soccer Federation’s request to take the women’s key pay discrimination claim out of the lawsuit that had been primed to go to a highly anticipated trial.The dispute gained widespread attention in March when Carlos Cordeiro, who was president of US Soccer, abruptly resigned amid a furor over arguments in a federation legal filing that the women’s team is paid differently than the men’s team because its play is inferior and the competition worse, and it competes in less hostile stadiums.
September 23, 2020
By Tony SteelePEORIA, Ariz. (March 10) – Jason Noll kicked off the Leading Edge IMCA Modified point season with a trip to victory lane while Speedy Madrid picked up another win in the Arizona Differential IMCA Northern SportMod season opener Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park.After finishing 1-2 in their heat race, Chaz Baca and Noll went to work during Modified feature event action. Baca started fifth and moved to the lead early after the first few circuits were paced by former track champion Guy Norton.Noll started back in the 10th position and found his way into second around the halfway mark. Noll had no yellow flags to aid his pursuit and was forced to chase down race leader Baca.With two laps to go, Noll set up Baca coming off turn four to dive to the inside of the leader in turn one. The pass was completed down the backstretch and Noll held on during the final circuit to take the win. Baca finished second with John Parmeley, Bubba Stafford and Guy Norton making up the remainder of the top five.Madrid’s opening night win didn’t come easy as Chase Alves kept pace for most of the contest.Racing in a borrowed car, Alves tried to chase down the leader but Madrid was too consistent out front. Madrid won ahead of Alves, Ed Gilbert, Chris Caldwell and Justin Thornton.
September 23, 2020
William Ahaus, 52 years old, of Yorkville, IN passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020. William was one of a kind and was known by many nicknames to his family and friends, including Big D, Eddert, Ed, and Mayo. He was a huge Nascar fan, went to several races, and loved watching his favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, closely followed by his second favorite, Dale Jr. He was such a fan of racing that along with his brother and friends built a racecar and raced it locally. William was also a big fan of Hank Williams Jr. He had every album Hank ever made, had been to at least 10 shows and was a member of his fan club. Locally he was a Bengals fan and loved East Central High School football and Friday night football games.William will be greatly missed by his brothers Francis (Kim) Ahaus, Johnny (Paula) Ahaus, Chris (Jane) Ahaus; sisters Sandy (Gary) Stenger, Mary (Rick) Clark, Tamie Ahaus (Troy Roark); and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Anna Mae & Frank Ahaus, brother Tommy Ahaus, sisters Debbie Ahaus and Nancy Ahaus, and nephews Josh Garrison, Kyle Garrison, and Andy Stenger.A celebration of life will be held on Friday, February 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Memorials for William will be used to offset funeral expenses. To offer condolences online, please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com.