Emily came and went, but severe weather may return today

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Tropical Storm Emily quickly strengthened from a ripple of low pressure to a tropical depression and then a tropical storm in just a matter of hours shortly before it made landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast Monday morning. The storm brought torrential downpours and strong winds to the Central Florida area, flooding roadways that were shut down as a result.The storm knocked out power to 18,000 homes and businesses, according to Governor Rick Scott. Because of expected impacts from Emily, Scott declared a state of emergency for 31 of the state’s 67 counties Monday morning including Orange.Where did Emily come from?Most landfalling tropical cyclones come with at least 24 hours advance warning, usually more. This all started with a cold front that dropped south into the northern Gulf of Mexico during the weekend of July 29-30, then stalled out.You don’t typically see cold fronts penetrate that far south this deep in the summer. The end of July is typically hazy, hot and humid in the southeast U.S., not featuring strangely comfortable air masses plunging from Canada into the Deep South. Early in the hurricane season, these old fronts are typically monitored closely for tropical development.Ripples of low pressure can form along these stationary fronts and, if thunderstorms cluster near those surface low-pressure ripples, a tropical depression or storm can quickly form. In Emily’s case, a swirl of low pressure was evident on radar and satellite imagery the morning of July 30 about 100 miles south of Pensacola, Florida.The night of July 30th, thunderstorms near the circulation became more vigorous and concentrated, with several cloud-to-ground lightning strikes documented, as it moved east-southeast.A return to wet weather today?And while Emily has left Florida, Apopka will remain under a wet weather pattern for the next 48 hours. Several weather systems will likely keep rain coverage at 70-80 percent in Apopka today and tomorrow.Later in the day, sea breeze activity will build along the I-4 corridor. Rain is expected from 2 p.m. to sunset.Typical summer time setup will return by the weekend, with highs in the low 90s and the rain coverage at 40-50 percent.Note: Several weather services contributed to this report. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here TAGSweather Previous articleSullivan having “coffee and conversation” this month at the UCF Apopka IncubatorNext articleAPD Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

Christian Aid Week promoted with “The Multiplier” machine

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Christian Aid Week promoted with “The Multiplier” machine AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The ‘You add, we multiply’ strap line which appears on all the ads embraces the idea that together we can make a big difference and that even the smallest donation can grow and achieve real change. They explain that ‘A gift is nice, but a gift that creates more gifts is brilliant’.The Multiplier shows a hen, a goat, seeds and wood going in one end of the machine and lots of chickens, goats, trees and school chairs coming out the other.It aims to demonstrate that by giving enough money to buy a pair of chickens for a family, they can be turned into eggs and more chickens to feed a whole village.Jeff Dale, head of marketing at Christian Aid explained: We wanted to take a positive, optimistic approach with our advertising for Christian Aid Week to inspire and motivate people to give their time, money and voice to help make a difference.He continued: Like all good ideas it’s incredibly simple. Whatever goes in gets multiplied. This way poor communities can grow their way out of poverty. We see it as a symbol of hope.The TV advert spoofs a news bulletin and features a journalist reporting on the invention of a fantastic new machine called ‘The Multiplier’. Filmed on location in South Africa, just outside Cape Town, the cast features locals, a documentary reporter and an array of pigs, goats and chickens.The advertisements will launch on 12 May 2006 on terrestrial and satellite TV channels. Colour press ads will appear in national, regional and church newspapers and magazines including the Big Issue, Time Out and NME and an online banner campaign will launch on 8 May. The Christian Aid website www.christianaid.org.uk will feature an online version of the television ad.Christian Aid Week started in 1957. Last year it raised £14.8 million and around 300,000 volunteers took part in the biggest door-to-door collection using the famous red envelope.The agency acts as the development and relief wing of many of Britain’s Anglican and Protestant churches. It works ecumenically, combines aid and development with justice advocacy, and operates across confessional and inter-religious boundaries. Howard Lake | 3 May 2006 | Newscenter_img Turn cash into a global future, says Christian Aid -30/04/06Christian Aid today unveiled its newest weapon in the fight against global poverty -what it calls The Multiplier. The UK-based development agency’s new advertising campaign for its annual fundraising week (14-20 May 2006) features a Monty Python-esque machine that visually turns a donation into a future. Visit www.caweek.org to see a cartoon version of Multiplier in action.The integrated TV, print and on-line campaign, developed for Christian Aid Week by creative agency SHOP and digital marketing agency POKE, aims to counter recent negative press about the way developing countries, particularly in Africa, are portrayed in the media. Advertisement  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Report shows growing interest in philanthropy

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. A report commissioned by the Community Foundation for Ireland shows wealthy people are increasingly interested in philanthropy.The research,’Trends in Irish Philanthropy,’ found that one in four professional advisors report an increase in clients enquiring about philanthropy.The research is the first ever comprehensive survey conducted on Irish professional advisors’ views on philanthropy. Taking part were wealth mangers, tax advisors, solicitors and accountants representing some 40,000 high-net worth individuals and private clients.Key findings of the report include:— 27% of professional advisors reported an increase in enquiries about philanthropy in the last 12 months— When asked how a change in the current tax would affect philanthropy in Ireland 85% said a removal of the tax cap would increase giving— When asked about their approach to the topic of philanthropy 58% of advisors had never discussed philanthropy with a client— 43% of advisors believed that clients require assets in excess of €1m, excluding one’s principal residence, to start to think about philanthropy— 56% believe the level of giving could double to €1 billion by 2013While the results of the Community Foundation report identified a growing appetite and interest in the area of philanthropy among professional advisors and their clients, it also highlighted the need for further education about philanthropy. Almost eight in ten of respondents believed that philanthropy is not yet fully understood as a concept by the majority of their clients.The report also shed some light on the drivers associated with clients becoming involved in philanthropy. The most cited reason was a desire to give something back to the community, followed closely by a belief in a specific cause. Another noteworthy reason was the respect for particular people involved in a charity, highlighting the importance of a figurehead in such organisations and in public profiling of the good work carried out.The landmark report gauged the views of 75 professional advisors including wealth managers, stockbrokers, accountants, tax advisors, insurance brokers and solicitors from across the country representing thousands of wealthy clients, on their views of philanthropy in Ireland to date. The report was conducted in cooperation with the Irish Taxation Institute and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Ireland.www.communityfoundation.ie Howard Lake | 10 August 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Research / statistics  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Report shows growing interest in philanthropylast_img read more

A month on strike, GM workers won’t back down

first_imgRank-and-file strikers and supporters picket GM World Headquarters in downtown Detroit Oct. 9. (WW Photo: Martha Grevatt)Bulletin: On Wednesday, October 16, 31 days into strike, the UAW and GM announced that a tentative agreement had been reached. On October 17 local plant union leaders will vote on whether to bring the proposed contract to the rank and file for a vote. Then members will vote whether to accept it. The local leaders are also voting on whether to continue the strike until the vote results are known. Stay tuned for more details.On Oct. 15, close to 50,000 General Motors workers will have been on strike for one month. The last time this many workers struck a single company was in 2007, also a GM strike but lasting only two days. Determination is growing, not waning with time, and the longer workers are out the less they say they will settle for when a contract is finally presented to them.For the past week the United Auto Workers and GM have traded offers. The UAW says if GM agrees to its latest contract proposal, they will bring it to the striking members for a vote. But the company has not agreed to anything; the UAW says GM is “playing games.” (uaw.org)One of GM’s “games” was sending a letter appealing to each striking employee directly. GM gave a vague description of its latest proposal and blamed the UAW for dragging out negotiations and prolonging the strike. This is an illegal Unfair Labor Practice known as “direct dealing.”GM and CEO Mary Barra apparently see themselves as above the law, as they demonstrated previously when Barra announced in 2018 that four U.S. plants would close. Three were closed before the strike, violating contract language prohibiting closing or idling plants during the life of the agreement. GM is also violating conditions mandated by the state of Michigan when it granted billions in tax breaks.But the unwritten caveat under capitalist law is that the exploiting class is not bound to respect laws or legal contracts when their class interest is impinged upon.Strikers are not so fortunate, even though they are engaged in what’s known as “protected concerted activity” under the National Labor Relations Act. Police in several locations have been forcing strikers to let management and delivery drivers through the gates. Some supervisors have even brought in non-union workers to work on the lines during the strike. Pickets have been arrested at plants in Tennessee, Texas, and Kansas.When GM sent its letter to individual workers, the company also released it to the media. This was a shallow ploy designed to leverage public opinion against the UAW, as was GM’s opportunistic decision to restore health benefits initially cut at the strike’s onset. Spend a few minutes on any picket line and listen to the cacophony of honking horns, and you will witness the effectiveness of GM’s public relations gimmicks! Donations of food, water, coffee and now firewood to help strikers keep warm arrive regularly at the lines and local union halls. Other unions are joining strikers and raising money.  Businesses are offering everything from free haircuts and pet food to $1 hamburgers at a bar and grill.Backbone of the strikeThe rank and file, holding down the line and making huge financial sacrifices, are the backbone of the strike. From social media comments and memes to hip-hop videos made on the strike lines, they are showing class awareness, thoughtfulness, humor, creativity and above all militancy.Two members of UAW Local 163 in Romulus, Mich., have been holding regular pickets of GM world headquarters in downtown Detroit. On Oct. 9, they built a “red flu” protest via social media. Strikers and supporters traveled from Flint, Toledo and Cleveland to attend the action, which was not sanctioned by the UAW.Opinion on the lines varies when it comes to trusting the top leadership. The head negotiator, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, has thus far not been linked to the corruption scandal that erupted after a federal investigation made embezzlement and bribe-taking public. Many strikers see the federal government’s ulterior motives in going after the union right before the strike began.Some union members feel Dittes is genuinely fighting in their interest, but others are leery of anyone at the International. Either way, the red flu action raised a serious question: Why don’t the UAW and the AFL-CIO mobilize their members and vast numbers of supporters for a mass strike rally in front of GM? Or how about mass picketing to defy — and defeat — court injunctions that limit pickets and enable line-crossers? Much more could be done to win this strike. GM is still resisting union demands to make temporary workers full time with seniority and other rights. Reports on the latest company proposal indicate they would have to work three years without interruption to upgrade. In other words, they would have to start over after an unplanned “interruption” such as a layoff or medical leave.Given the preponderance of low-wage, part-time and precarious work in today’s gig economy, strikers will tell you they are fighting for the whole working class.Grevatt is a UAW activist who retired from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after 31 years. She continues to serve on the board of UAW Local 869. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Weather will Continue to Drive Grain Markets

first_img SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Weather will Continue to Drive Grain Markets Facebook Twitter Weather will Continue to Drive Grain Markets Weather and marketsIt didn’t take long after the USDA reports Tuesday for the grain market focus to once again lock in on weather. Since the report the markets have worked higher. HAT meteorologist Ryan Martin says that’s more about temperature than moisture.“We’ve had good rains over most of the Corn Belt,” he said. “We continue to see decent rains over most of the Corn Belt as we go through most of the next 10 days to 2 weeks, but temperatures are being talked up and I do see some warmer air trying to push in over the western part of the Corn Belt. I think its effects farther east will be mitigated just a little bit, but temperatures are the focal point at this point, not rains.”Ryan MartinMartin is both a grain marketer and meteorologist. Is there anything at all that could supplant weather as the market focal point?“Well we are at the time of year where weather is at its most important for the crop. We’re working through corn pollination right now, and in about 4-5 weeks we’re going to be talking about a key developmental stage for soybeans, going into bloom and pod set as we go into the month of August. So I think it’s going to be difficult to draw talk away from weather much, unless we just see the weather talk go away because of lack of weather.”Martin added, “It’s fine to talk about temperatures being above normal or even the lack of rain, but if we continue to see the crop conditions numbers on a weekly basis stay close to 70-75 percent good to excellent, if we don’t see any drop in the crop conditions, then it’s going to be very hard to argue weather at this point.”He says short of some sort of wild swing in demand, up or down, there isn’t much that can take the weather focus out of the market from now through the first couple of weeks in August. Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm Credit Mid-America and Hoosier Ag Today launch Financial Informational ProgramNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Jul 13, 2016 last_img read more

Women’s, men’s basketball dominate in first Australian matches

first_imgMen’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter “It’s a blessing,” said Noi, whose mother got to see him play basketball for the first time in six years. “I haven’t been home in a while. Just to have this crowd and some of the kids looking up to me, it’s humbling.” Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleNew season brings new players, high expectations from PattersonNext articleFrogs continue to progress at fall camp as season approaches Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Garrett Podell printThe TCU women’s and men’s basketball team won the first game of each’s Australian tour Tuesday night. The women cruised past the Hornsby Spiders, 80-46, while the men doubled the score of the Savannah Pride 108-54.The Women: Forward Dakota Vann drives to the basket for two of 10 points in an 80-46 rout of the Hornsby Spiders. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com)The Horned Frogs and Spiders squared off in front of a capacity crowd inside Kevin Betts Stadium, approximately 30 miles west of Sydney.TCU took control on the strength of a 27-point second quarter, including a 16-2 run to close the period, which gave them a 24-point cushion, 46-22, at halftime. TCU’s defense swarmed the Spiders, limiting Hornsby to 25 percent (14-of-57) shooting, including 2-of-21 from deep.Junior forward Amy Okonkwo led the team in scoring with a game-high 15 points. Two other Horned Frogs hit double-digits in scoring as senior guard Toree Thompson added 11, while junior forward Dakota Vann added in 10. Junior center Jordan Moore grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots to go along with six points. All 13 TCU players scored in the contest.The Horned Frogs will continue sightseeing the Sydney area on Wednesday before returning to the court on Thursday night. TCU will take on the Australian Institute of Sport’s Centre of Excellence at 6 p.m. AES/3 a.m. CST at the Minto Indoor Sport Centre.The Men: The Horned Frogs picked up right where they left off last season in Australia, doubling the score of the Savannah Pride 108-54 in Mount Druitt, similar to their blowout victory in the NIT championship game.TCU forward Kouat Noi throws down a slam dunk in TCU’s first game in Australia. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com)Senior guard Kenrich Williams, who finished as last season’s Big 12 leader in double-doubles, had another one against the Pride and finished three assists away from a triple-double, totaling 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.TCU out-rebounded Savannah 49-32, had 31 assists, and took better care of the basketball, turning it over only eight times while the Pride lost the ball 24 times.The Horned Frogs pulled away from the Pride early leading 57-25 by the half.Senior forward Vladimir Brodziansky scored a game-high 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field and 10-of-12 from the free throw line.Sophomore guard Desmond Bane was not effected by a wrist injury that plagued him in the offseason. He put together a complete performance with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and junior guard Alex Robinson had a game-high 10 assists to go with eight points.As a team, TCU outshot Savannah from the field, 49 percent (39-of-79) to 27 percent (19-of-71). The Frogs were 9-of-26 (35 percent) from 3-point range with seven different players connecting from deep.  All 11 TCU players that made the trip to Australia saw action in the game.The Savannah Pride is from about an hour outside of Sydney, and the roster is comprised of players of South Sudanese decent. Most of the team grew up playing alongside TCU’s Kouat Noi, a native of Newcastle, Australia. Noi, played in front of his family, including his mother and father, and he scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. The crowd inside Kevin Betts Stadium exploded early in the third quarter when Noi slammed a humongous one-handed dunk. He gave the Frogs a 67-27 lead.It was the Horned Frogs first of five exhibition games during their 12-day foreign tour of Australia.The men are back in action Thursday at 8 PM AES/5 AM CT against COE at Minto Indoor Sports Centre. Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Amy Okonkwo finishes at the rim for two of her game-high 15 points in an 80-46 victory over the Hornsby Spiders. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com) The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Baseball Reliquary Announces Candidates for 2015 Election of the Shrine of the Eternals

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Baseball Reliquary, Inc. has announced its list of fifty eligible candidates for the 2015 election of the Shrine of the Eternals, the membership organization’s equivalent to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This year marks the seventeenth annual election of the Shrine, a major national component of the Baseball Reliquary, a Southern California-based organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of baseball history. The forty-eight individuals previously elected to the Shrine of the Eternals are, in alphabetical order: Jim Abbott, Dick Allen, Roger Angell, Emmett Ashford, Moe Berg, Yogi Berra, Ila Borders, Jim Bouton, Jim Brosnan, Bill Buckner, Roberto Clemente, Steve Dalkowski, Dizzy Dean, Rod Dedeaux, Jim Eisenreich, Dock Ellis, Eddie Feigner, Mark Fidrych, Curt Flood, Ted Giannoulas, Josh Gibson, Jim “Mudcat” Grant, Pete Gray, William “Dummy” Hoy, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Bill James, Dr. Frank Jobe, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Roger Maris, Marvin Miller, Minnie Minoso, Manny Mota, Lefty O’Doul, Buck O’Neil, Satchel Paige, Jimmy Piersall, Pam Postema, Jackie Robinson, Rachel Robinson, Lester Rodney, Pete Rose, Casey Stengel, Luis Tiant, Fernando Valenzuela, Bill Veeck, Jr., Maury Wills, Kenichi Zenimura, and Don Zimmer.The Shrine of the Eternals is similar in concept to the annual elections held at the Baseball Hall of Fame, but differs philosophically in that statistical accomplishment is not a criterion for election. Rather, the Shrine’s annual ballot is comprised of individuals – from the obscure to the well-known – who have altered the baseball world in ways that supersede statistics.On a procedural level, the Shrine of the Eternals differs significantly from the Baseball Hall of Fame in the manner by which electees are chosen. While the Baseball Hall of Fame’s electees are chosen in voting conducted by a select group of sportswriters or committees, the Baseball Reliquary chooses its enshrinees by a vote open to the public. A screening committee appointed by the Reliquary’s Board of Directors prepares a ballot consisting of fifty candidates, on which the membership votes annually. The three candidates receiving the highest percentage of votes gain automatic election.Among the fifty eligible candidates for 2015, twelve individuals appear on the Shrine of the Eternals ballot for the first time. The newcomers, in alphabetical order, are:Billy Earle (1867-1946) – Recognized as one of the better catchers of the 1890s, Earle was dubbed “The Little Globetrotter” as much for his habit of jumping contracts as for freaking out his teammates with weird behavior, making him persona non grata in the clubhouse. A student of hypnosis, whom the Reach Guide claimed also to be a spiritualist and spiritual healer, Earle had piercing, mesmeric eyes which were said to make all who looked into them feel creepy and helpless. This superstitious belief in the “evil eye” put an early end to Earle’s baseball career.Luke Easter (1915-1979) – A slugger of legendary size, strength, and ability, Easter didn’t make his debut in MLB until the age of 34, having played and excelled in semipro and Negro League ball since his early twenties. Known for his titanic home runs – called “Easter Eggs” – he was signed to a contract as a first baseman with the Cleveland Indians by maverick owner Bill Veeck in 1949. Although named AL Player of the Year for 1952 by The Sporting News, Easter’s age and injuries swiftly curtailed what could have been a Hall of Fame career if not for racial prejudice and historical circumstance. He was shot and killed outside a Cleveland-area bank in 1979.Nancy Faust (b. 1947) – Stadium organist for the Chicago White Sox from 1970 through 2010, Faust received a measure of popularity usually reserved for more visible cultural lights when she augmented the standard organ repertoire with renditions of pop and rock tunes, including a version of the 1969 recording “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” which shortly became one of the most popular crowd mantras in the history of sport.Daniel Okrent (b. 1948) – A writer and editor of great perspicacity and a baseball maven of the highest order, Okrent is known to most fans as a talking head in baseball documentaries, but his greatest contribution to baseball culture is his invention in 1979 of Rotisserie League Baseball (named after La Rôtisserie Française, a New York restaurant where he would gather with colleagues). Now known simply as fantasy league baseball (and football, basketball, etc.), an annual multi-million dollar industry for which he receives no compensation, Okrent created the greatest game for baseball nerds since the creation of the game itself.Ray Oyler (1938-1981) – Classic “good field, no hit” shortstop of the 1968 champion Detroit Tigers who was so inept at the plate (.175 career batting average) that he was replaced during the World Series by a player with no previous experience at the position, Oyler nonetheless gained a huge cult following in the Pacific Northwest after being drafted by the fledgling Seattle Pilots in 1969. After noticing Oyler’s feeble average, Seattle radio personality Bob Hardwick created the endearing Ray Oyler Fan Club as a way to provide moral support for the struggling player. Oyler never did hit, but was so touched by his fan club that he moved permanently to Seattle after retirement from baseball.Jorge Pasquel (1907-1955) – An ostentatiously wealthy shipping magnate, Pasquel, with his four brothers, invested an estimated $50 million of their own money into the Mexican League during the 1940s, luring Negro League and MLB players with large contracts in an attempt to compete directly with professional baseball in the U.S. Fearing that the rosters of American teams would be decimated by contract-jumping, Commissioner Happy Chandler decreed that all players who signed with Pasquel would thereafter be banned from playing at home for a period of five years. The flurry of suits and counter-suits in the wake of Pasquel’s signings scarred professional baseball in both countries into the 1950s.Jim Paul (b. 1943) – Locally revered as the man who saved baseball in El Paso, Texas and since recognized as an innovative genius responsible for re-energizing minor league franchises nationwide, Paul assumed ownership of the ailing El Paso entry in the Class AA Texas League in 1974. Rechristened the Diablos, Paul rescued his team from the brink of obsolescence by implementing a variety of novel debt-reduction plans and creative marketing techniques that would soon be emulated by other struggling franchises. When he sold the team in 1996 – “my biggest mistake” – the El Paso Diablos had reinvigorated minor league baseball to such a degree that it’s impossible to think of the success of Bull Durham (1988) without invoking Paul’s name.Charley Pride (b. 1938) – A giant of American country music, and one of the few African-Americans to succeed in that industry, Pride dreamed first of becoming a professional ballplayer. He pitched for a number of Negro League teams and in the low minors during the 1950s, reaching a career low in 1953 when he and a teammate were traded to the Birmingham Black Barons for a team bus, perhaps “the only players in history to be traded for a used motor vehicle.”Peter Seitz (1905-1983) – Attorney hired by baseball owners to arbitrate labor disputes, Seitz ruled that the reserve clause – part of every standard player contract since the 1880s – did not entitle owners to “reserve” players in perpetuity, as had long been supposed and practiced. The Seitz decision of December 23, 1975 in regard to grievances submitted by pitchers Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally declared that players could indeed terminate their contracts and thereafter seek employment as free agents. In one fell swoop the reserve clause was abolished, the Free Agent Era begun, and Peter Seitz had to find a new job: he was instantly fired by his employers.Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) – the father of modern Japanese haiku and a pioneer of baseball in Japan, Shiki is cited as the creator of the world’s first baseball haiku in 1890 (spring breeze/this grassy field makes me/want to play catch). He was elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his achievements in both baseball literature and baseball advocacy.Chris von der Ahe (1851-1913) – Colorful, mercurial owner of the St. Louis Browns in the American Association, von der Ahe was cut from the same cloth as Charlie Finley and George Steinbrenner. A German immigrant who knew almost nothing about baseball, von der Ahe was a born entrepreneur with a sharp eye: these baseball-mad Americans sure loved their beer! The relationship between baseball, beer, and St. Louis was cemented when in 1885 the Browns won the first of four straight Association championships. Wealth and success made von der Ahe more impetuous, egomaniacal, and reckless. Legal problems, ill-advised investments, and marital woes piled up, forcing “der Boss President” to divest himself of the Browns in 1898. He succumbed to dire straits and a long illness from cirrhosis of the liver.Gale Wade (b. 1929) – A brief Chicago Cub but a career stalwart of the Pacific Coast League and American Association, Wade – who was once included in a deal for Ralph Kiner – enjoyed his best season with the legendary 1956 Los Angeles Angels. He is better remembered, however, for his candid, homespun reporting on in-season ballgames for the Los Angeles Mirror-News and the Dallas Times-Herald. Invited to write about baseball after he complained that Los Angeles sportswriters didn’t pay enough attention to the Pacific Coast League, Wade sounded off on everything from his teammates to the judgment of circuit umpires. Gale Wade: “bats left, throws right, types one finger.”A complete list of all fifty candidates for the 2015 election of the Shrine of the Eternals follows. Election packets, containing ballots and biographical profiles of all candidates, will be mailed to Baseball Reliquary members on April 1, 2015. To be eligible to vote, all persons must have their minimum $25.00 annual membership dues paid as of March 31, 2015.The three new inductees will be announced in May, with the Induction Day ceremony scheduled for Sunday, July 19, 2015. In addition to the presentation of plaques to the 2015 inductees, this year’s ceremony will honor the recipients of the 2015 Hilda Award (named in memory of Hilda Chester and acknowledging a baseball fan’s exceptional devotion to the game) and the 2015 Tony Salin Memorial Award (presented annually to an individual dedicated to the preservation of baseball history).For additional information on the Shrine of the Eternals, contact Terry Cannon, Executive Director of the Baseball Reliquary, at P.O. Box 1850, Monrovia, CA 91017; by phone at (626) 791-7647; or by e-mail at [email protected] SHRINE OF THE ETERNALSCANDIDATES FOR THE 2015 ELECTIONThe number to the right of candidates’ names indicates the number of years on the Shrine of the Eternals ballot.THE SHRINE OF THE ETERNALSCANDIDATES FOR THE 2015 ELECTIONThe number to the right of candidates’ names indicates the number of years on the Shrine of the Eternals ballot.1. Eliot Asinof (12)2. Sy Berger (5)3. Steve Bilko (4)4. Chet Brewer (16)5. Charlie Brown (8)6. Glenn Burke (8)7. Bert Campaneris (4)8. Jose Canseco (4)9. Octavius V. Catto (3)10. Rocky Colavito (3)11. Charles M. Conlon (14)12. Bob Costas (2)13. Margaret Donahue (2)14. Billy Earle (New!)15. Luke Easter (New!)16. Nancy Faust (New!)17. Lisa Fernandez (15)18. Charlie Finley (5)19. Rube Foster (17)20. Ernie Harwell (12)21. Bo Jackson (3)22. Mamie Johnson (2)23. Effa Manley (17)24. Dr. Mike Marshall (10)25. Tug McGraw (12)26. Denny McLain (2)27. Fred Merkle (9)28. David N. Mullany (3)29. Hideo Nomo (4)30. Daniel Okrent (New!)31. Ray Oyler (New!)32. Dave Parker (2)33. Jorge Pasquel (New!)34. Jim Paul (New!)35. Joe Pepitone (5)36. Phil Pote (13)37. Vic Power (7)38. Charley Pride (New!)39. Dan Quisenberry (9)40. Pete Reiser (3)41. J.R. Richard (16)42. Annie Savoy (5)43. Peter Seitz (New!)44. Masaoka Shiki (New!)45. Rusty Staub (10)46. Chris von der Ahe (New!)47. Rube Waddell (17)48. Gale Wade (New!)49. John Montgomery Ward (9)50. John Young Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Sports Baseball Reliquary Announces Candidates for 2015 Election of the Shrine of the Eternals From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | 10:14 pm Business News Subscribelast_img read more

Row over accident rumbles on

first_imgFirst directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021 Fine Gael’s Cllr Michael Sheahan elected as new Mayor of Limerick The Right Stuff for Mayor? Facebook Mayor Gerry O Dea and Helen O Donnell – Limerick City Business Association pictured at the Launch of Limerick e-Parking in City Hall, by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE ROW about Limerick City Mayor Jerry O’Dea’s silence over an incident in which his car was involved in a single-car accident continued in the council chamber this week.Having being refused permission to table a motion for last Monday’s metropolitan district meeting of Limerick City and County Council asking the Mayor to make a statement on the issue, Cllr Cian Prendeville (AAA) says he is taking the matter to the Garda Commissioner.“I will move at the next meeting that Limerick City and  County Council write to the Garda Commissioner asking her to publish the results of the recent inquiry into why there was no prosecution in relation to the high-profile car crash in Limerick on December 11 2014,” he told the Limerick Post.Earlier at the meeting, the AAA councillor was voted down when he tried to have a similar motion that he proposed at a previous meeting read into the minutes.Members voted to accept the accuracy of the record by 13 votes to two with six abstentions. Claim that directly elected mayor could turn Limerick into ‘another Venezuela’ WhatsApp Twitter Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick votes in favour of directly elected mayor To be or not to be directly elected? Print Linkedin Previous article15 horses seized as owners given five days to claim ownershipNext articleJorg Widmann to perform with Irish Chamber Orchestra Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsRow over accident rumbles onBy Bernie English – November 20, 2015 663 TAGSaaaCian PrendergastGarda commissionerGerry O’DeaMayor Advertisementlast_img read more

Paediatric Consumer Health in South Africa Analysis and Forecasts to 2025, Featuring Benylin, Panado,…

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Facebook Previous articleGlobal Dental Imaging Equipment Market Analysis (2020 Edition): Market Insights, COVID-19 Impact, and Competition 2019-2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleGlobal NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast 2020-2030: NXP Semiconductors, Broadcom, Texas Instruments and Qualcomm Dominate – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 center_img Key Topics Covered:HeadlinesProspectsSelf-Medication Trend Offers Few Benefits For Paediatric Consumer HealthParents Are More Willing To Opt For Paediatric Cough/Cold Remedies Due To Safe ImageReassurance Of Pharmacist Advice Often Sought When Buying Paediatric Consumer HealthCompetitive LandscapeAdcock Ingram Offers Wide Range But Suffers Due To Limited Presence In Paediatric Cough, Cold And Allergy RemediesJohnson & Johnson Benefits From Safe Appeal Of BenylinPrivate Label Could Emerge Further In Forecast PeriodCategory DataTable 1 Sales Of Paediatric Consumer Health By Category: Value 2014-2019Table 2 Sales Of Paediatric Consumer Health By Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019Table 3 Sales Of Paediatric Vitamins And Dietary Supplements By Type: % Value 2016-2019Table 4 NBO Company Shares Of Paediatric Consumer Health: % Value 2015-2019Table 5 LBN Brand Shares Of Paediatric Consumer Health: % Value 2016-2019Table 6 Forecast Sales Of Paediatric Consumer Health By Category: Value 2019-2024Table 7 Forecast Sales Of Paediatric Consumer Health By Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024Executive SummaryEconomic Uncertainty And Increasing Internet Use Encourage Self-MedicationDeclining Disposable Income Levels Result In Higher Price-SensitivityAdcock Ingram Maintains Lead While GSK Leaps To Second PlaceDrugstores/Parapharmacies Benefit From Offering Value For MoneySlower Growth Ahead Due To Ongoing Price-SensitivityMarket IndicatorsTable 8 Consumer Expenditure On Health Goods And Medical Services: Value 2014-2019Table 9 Life Expectancy At Birth 2014-2019Market DataTable 10 Sales Of Consumer Health By Category: Value 2014-2019Table 11 Sales Of Consumer Health By Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019Table 12 NBO Company Shares Of Consumer Health: % Value 2015-2019Table 13 LBN Brand Shares Of Consumer Health: % Value 2016-2019Table 14 Penetration Of Private Label In Consumer Health By Category: % Value 2014-2019Table 15 Distribution Of Consumer Health By Format: % Value 2014-2019Table 16 Distribution Of Consumer Health By Format And Category: % Value 2019Table 17 Forecast Sales Of Consumer Health By Category: Value 2019-2024Table 18 Forecast Sales Of Consumer Health By Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024AppendixOTC Registration And ClassificationVitamins And Dietary Supplements Registration And ClassificationSelf-Medication/Self-Care And Preventive MedicineSwitchesSummary 1 OTC: Switches 2018-2019DefinitionsSourcesSummary 2 Research Sources For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/x3ft2z About ResearchAndMarkets.com ResearchAndMarkets.com is the world’s leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005326/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 05:10 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 05:10 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005326/en Twitter Twitter Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The “Paediatric Consumer Health in South Africa” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Children often suffer from mild pain caused by issues such as teething and growing pains, as well pain and fever created by mild infections and coughs and colds. For minor ailments parents in South Africa will typically administer paediatric analgesics or cough/cold remedies rather than visiting a doctor, with brands such as Benylin, Panado, and Calpol being well-known and trusted by consumers. The Paediatric Consumer Health in South Africa report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2016-2020, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. Forecasts to 2025 illustrate how the market is set to change. Product coverage: Nappy (Diaper) Rash Treatments, Paediatric Analgesics, Paediatric Cough, Cold and Allergy Remedies, Paediatric Dermatologicals, Paediatric Digestive Remedies, Paediatric Vitamins and Dietary Supplements. Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data. Key report benefits:Get a detailed picture of the Paediatric Consumer Health market;Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands;Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop. Paediatric Consumer Health in South Africa Analysis and Forecasts to 2025, Featuring Benylin, Panado, and Calpol – ResearchAndMarkets.comlast_img read more

Mc Nulty controversy may impact on future of coalition

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – September 28, 2014 Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Google+ Fine Gael’s John McNultyTaoiseach Enda Kenny is being accused of alienating Fine Gael’s core vote with his handling of the John McNulty debacle.Mr McNulty was nominated as Fine Gael’s candidate for the Seanad by election, having cited his appointment as a board member of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.The Kilcar man had been appointed to that role, which he resigned after 13 days, by Arts Minister Heather Humphreys.Sunday Independent political editor John Drennan says Mr Kenny’s handling of the issue is not resolving matters. He believes there are tensions within his own party, as well as with Labour…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/drennanmcnulty.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, the Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin is seeking a special debate in the Dáil on Tuesday over the Taoiseach’s handling of the John McNulty controversy.Deputy Martin claims Enda Kenny’s comments on Friday have not cleared up the matter. Facebook Twitter Previous articleLYIT ranked 16th in the Sunday Times University GuideNext articleDonegal Senior Football Championship Results News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Mc Nulty controversy may impact on future of coalition Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more