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Paul Warner, 79, Belle Plaine, died Monday, Nov. 11

first_imgPaul WarnerPaul Warner, age 79, died Monday, November 11, 2013. Memorial graveside service 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Belle Plaine Cemetery. There will be no visitation.Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Burleigh and Dortha Warner; siblings, Homer, Garland and Evelyn Warner.He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan Warner; children, Debra (Joel) Jurasek, Jeffrey (Carol) Warner and Steven (Leisa) Warner; 7 grandchildren; sister in-law, Margaret Warner; many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Belle Plaine United Methodist Church. Arrangements Smith Mortuary, Derby. www.smithfamilymortuaries.com.last_img read more

Florida’s Deadliest Day Could Arrive Sooner than Projected

first_img(Tallahassee, FL) — The coronavirus’ deadliest day for folks in Florida could be here sooner than previously thought. Experts from the University of Washington previously predicted the state’s deadliest day would be May 3rd, but they said yesterday it’ll arrive weeks earlier, on April 21st. The number of deaths that day could reach 569.Projections also show the state is expected to run out of ICU beds next Tuesday. The Sunshine State is already dealing with more than 13,600 cases, with over 250 deaths reported with half of the deaths reported in South Florida.The Florida Department of Health reports that more than 500 South Floridians have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Most of those new cases are in Miami-Dade County, which has the most cases in the state with almost 4700, followed by Broward County with over 2000, and Palm Beach County with almost 1100.Palm Beach still has the most deaths in the state with 51, while Broward has 47 and Miami-Dade has 41. The 139 deaths account for more than half of the state’s 254 deaths.last_img read more

Caley’s ace helps Gloucestershire to early lead

first_img22 Sep 2017 Caley’s ace helps Gloucestershire to early lead Click here for full scores Caley’s ace helps Gloucestershire to early lead  Hampshire and Buckinghamshire halved their foursomes. Alice Kozlowski and Georgina Bowers made their fourth winning outing for Bucks, while Kerry Smith and Adrian Mylrea won for Hampshire.  It helped Gloucestershire to lead Yorkshire 2-1 in the championship title decider, with six singles to be played this afternoon.  Gloucestershire’s Caley McGinty put the sparkle into this morning’s foursomes at the English Women’s County Finals when she holed in one on the 12th at Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk.  The battle for third place is being fought in the other two matches. Suffolk, who are currently third, must be favourites after winning all three morning foursomes. The first two games were very closely contested but the pairs of Victoria Inglis/Lottie Whyman and of Sharon Luckman/Fiona Edmond both won 1up. Vanessa Bell and Alice Barlow won 4/2. McGinty and partner Ebonie Lewis were one up when the 16-year-old won the 12th with a five iron shot for her first ace.  The green is outside the clubhouse and McGinty was loudly cheered as she collected her ball. The pair then built on their advantage to win 4/3.  The battle for third place is being fought in the other two matches. Suffolk, who are currently third, must be favourites after winning all three morning foursomes. The first two games were very closely contested but the pairs of Victoria Inglis/Lottie Whyman and of Sharon Luckman/Fiona Edmond both won 1up. Vanessa Bell and Alice Barlow won 4/2. Hampshire and Buckinghamshire halved their foursomes. Alice Kozlowski and Georgina Bowers made their fourth winning outing for Bucks, while Kerry Smith and Adrian Mylrea won for Hampshire.  Gloucestershire’s other point was provided by Alex Saunders and Alex Giles, who also won 4/3. They had a pair of birdies on eight and nine to get to three up and, although they lost 11, they pushed ahead with wins on 13 and 14.  Gloucestershire’s Caley McGinty put the sparkle into this morning’s foursomes at the English Women’s County Finals when she holed in one on the 12th at Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk.  It helped Gloucestershire to lead Yorkshire 2-1 in the championship title decider, with six singles to be played this afternoon.  In the other game, Yorkshire’s Hannah Holden and Charlotte Heath played birdie golf which had the spectators marvelling as they powered their way to a 7/6 win to keep the team in touch.  Click here for full scores  In the other game, Yorkshire’s Hannah Holden and Charlotte Heath played birdie golf which had the spectators marvelling as they powered their way to a 7/6 win to keep the team in touch.  McGinty and partner Ebonie Lewis were one up when the 16-year-old won the 12th with a five iron shot for her first ace. The green is outside the clubhouse and McGinty was loudly cheered as she collected her ball. The pair then built on their advantage to win 4/3.  Tags: competitions, Gloucestershire, Women’s County Finals Gloucestershire’s other point was provided by Alex Saunders and Alex Giles, who also won 4/3. They had a pair of birdies on eight and nine to get to three up and, although they lost 11, they pushed ahead with wins on 13 and 14. last_img read more

McCutcheon, first place Pirates complete sweep of Royals

first_imgMcCutchen homered and drove in three runs, A.J. Burnett won his fifth consecutive start and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished their first sweep of an AL team in more than a decade by beating the Royals 3-2 Sunday.And the win, combined with Sunday night’s loss by the Cincinnati Reds, left the Pirates tied for first place in the Central Division.Burnett had a no-hitter through 5 1-3 innings until Gordon singled with one out in the sixth.McCutchen hit an RBI double in the first inning and hit a two-run homer in the third. That gave Burnett (6-2) and three relievers enough support for the Pirates to win their fourth in a row despite having only three hits from all their other players.“The fact that McCutchen was the one who hurt us, that’s the fact I’m very concerned about,” Kansas City catcher Brayan Pena said.McCutchen has feasted on left-handers, improving his average to .463 against them after two hits in his first two at bats against Bruce Chen.This was the 50th interleague series the Pirates had played since taking three in a row from the Cleveland Indians on June 15-17, 2001.The Pirates have won four straight and are 12-3 since May 25, the best record in the major leagues in that span. Pittsburgh, which hasn’t had a winning season since 1992, also moved five games over .500 at 32-27.“This weekend was outstanding,” Burnett said. “We are playing good ball now and we are hitting on a couple of cylinders and it’s fun to watch.”McCutchen entered the game with 15 hits in his past 27 at-bats against left-handers. Despite going hitless over the first two games of the series, he made it 17 for 29 over the course of the first three innings.“I hadn’t been feeling that great the past few days, but after a few times out in the cage, I was able to put a show forth today,” McCutchen said.His first-inning double to right drove in Alex Presley, who led off the inning with a single. With Neil Walker on and two outs in the third, McCutchen lifted a 1-2 pitch from Bruce Chen into the left-field bleachers for his 11th of the season.“He’s leading everybody hitting left-handers,” Yost said. “We really tried, even in the first inning, we didn’t want to throw him a strike.”On Saturday night the Pirates made the most of a few lucky bounces and well-placed grounders Neil Walker drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout during a wacky fourth inning and Pittsburgh rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.“It wasn’t loud but balls were finding grass and spots in the infield,” Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. “It’s a tough inning if you’re playing defense because no balls are being barreled up.”Pittsburgh’s James McDonald lasted just four innings, matching his shortest start of the season. He gave up three runs and five hits with two walks and two strikeouts.“I just didn’t have any command of my pitches and it’s the type of game I want to throw away and start looking to bounce back for the next one,” McDonald said. “I put us in a hole but our bullpen did a great job of shutting them down and we found a way to win.”Attendance over the weekend was 36,069 on Friday, 39,312 on Saturday, and 25,752 on Sunday. As part of a Negro Leagues tribute on Saturday night, the Royals wore replica Kansas City Monarchs uniforms and the Pirates wore Homestead Grays throwbacks. Fans who attended were also treated to a free Boyz II Men concert. PITTSBURGH (AP)—With a left-hander on the mound, the Kansas City Royals didn’t want to throw Andrew McCutchen a strike.“We didn’t care if we walked him,” manager Ned Yost said.Sound strategy, poor execution. NEGRO LEAGUES TRIBUTE—Pirates pitcher James McDonald throws against the Royals on June 9, in Pittsburgh. As part of a Negro Leagues tribute, the Royals wore replica Kansas City Monarchs uniforms and the Pirates wore Homestead Grays throwbacks. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) last_img read more

THE BREEDERS’ CUP REVEALS THE OFFICIAL LOGO FOR THE 2016 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, TO BE HOSTED AT SANTA ANITA PARK

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. (September 22, 2015) – The Breeders’ Cup has today revealed the stunning new logo for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Following an exciting and historic 2015 horseracing season, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will return for the ninth time to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The sophisticated and sleek new logo illustrates Breeders’ Cup’s evolution as a brand and emergence as one of the world’s preeminent lifestyle and entertainment experiences. The Breeders’ Cup has partnered with Epiphany Inc., a luxury marketing and branding agency whose clients include Montage Hotels & Resorts, among other luxury hospitality brands, to create the new design. An unprecedented move by Breeders’ Cup, the partnership marks the first time that Epiphany has worked with a horseracing brand and the new logos are emblematic of Breeders’ Cup’s growth as a leading racing and lifestyle event.“The logo for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is the perfect combination of both tradition and modernity,” said Craig Fravel, President and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup. “With Santa Anita being one of the country’s most iconic tracks and the site of some of Breeders’ Cup’s most memorable moments, we couldn’t have asked for a logo that better reflects our brand and our host sites.” The logo for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita, which will be held November 4-5 next year, is inspired by the Hollywood culture and lifestyle. With an oval outline that mimics the shape of the track, a single palm tree and the lone star of California, the 2016 logo offers a distinct sense of place. The yellow light beams reinforce the close proximity to and influence of Hollywood on the 2016 event and the iconic purple of the Breeders’ Cup completes the signature design. New logo inspired by the iconic Santa Anita Park racetrack, Hollywood and the state of California. About Breeders’ CupThe Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships.  The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 grade I races and purses totaling $26 million, will be held October 30-Oct. 31 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube center_img -30- The Breeders’ Cup has also tapped Epiphany Inc. to create the logo for the 2017 World Championships, which will take place at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Media Contact:        Jim Gluckson, Breeders’ Cup, 212-230-9512, [email protected] Blue, Nike Communications, 646-654-3426, [email protected]last_img read more

Public urged to have their say on footpath and cycleway from Carrigart to Downings

first_imgThe Donegal public has been urged to have their say on the proposed footpath and cycleway project on Carrigart to Downings regional road. It is planned to extend along the western margin of the R248, from its beginning near Carrigart to its junction with a minor road close to the Rosepenna Hotel and Golf Resort in Downings. This represents a total distance of approximately 2.6km.For much of its length, the combined footpath/cycleway is proposed to be 3m in width and will occupy the existing roadside verge. At the southern end of the site, the verge is replaced by a strip of hardstand and in this location, it is proposed to create a shared pathway which is approximately 2m in width so as to fit within this area.The works will involve traffic management, excavation, kerb laying, concrete works, backfilling and any associated accommodation works.Submission and observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with:The implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development in the area concerned,The likely effects on the environment of the proposed development,The likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site, if carried out.can be made free of charge to the board at An Bord Pleanala, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 before 4:30pm on the 15th November 2019.  Public urged to have their say on footpath and cycleway from Carrigart to Downings was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

YouTube + Twitch Might Be Great, If Google Doesn’t Screw It Up

first_imgYouTube is acquiring live video-game streaming service Twitch for $1 billion, entertainment magazine Variety reports, which would make it the largest acquisition for YouTube to date. Such a Google-owned video-game streaming service could be great for gamers, viewers and advertisers—at least so long as Google+ stays far, far away from it. (Both companies declined to comment.)Non-gamers may not understand just how huge Twitch is. The service, which lets gamers watch, play, record and stream live video game play, and has more peak traffic than both Facebook and Hulu. Just how much traffic is that? In 2013, viewers watched 12 billion minutes of gaming each month.See also: Video Games As Spectator Sport—Why Twitch Is BoomingTwitch, a spinoff of online-video broadcaster Justin.tv, originally limited itself to streaming feeds from PC gaming, thanks to the closed ecosystems of consoles. But the service got a big boost when Sony and Microsoft built Twitch support into the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, the gaming startup got a boost. Xbox One streaming accounts for a significant portion of Twitch’s traffic. In the weeks following the launch of the Twitch Xbox One app, Xbox One streaming accounted for 22% of unique broadcasts, which run an average of 28 minutes. That’s about as much time as streaming one sitcom on Hulu. See also: Forget PS4 vs. Xbox One—The Console Wars Have Barely Begun“Microsoft has a put a lot of time and effort into ensuring their Twitch integration would be a robust experience, and based on the amount of Xbox One owners streaming from their living rooms, the move paid off,” Twitch COO Kevin Lin told ReadWrite in April. “This high rate of adoption for our console integrations has elevated our role in the entertainment industry. People go to Hulu to watch TV, Netflix to watch movies, and now they go to Twitch to watch and broadcast video games.”Buying Twitch makes sense for YouTube. The Google-owned video site has yet to capitalize on live video—most live streams happen elsewhere and appear on YouTube once they’re done. Assuming spectator gaming continues its meteoric rise, Google could benefit from millions of eyeballs—and millions of dollars aimed at watching other people play video games.The Googlefication of TwitchThe buy makes sense for Google, but gamers might not be so happy.Typically, players use “gamertags” or usernames not associated to any personal information that don’t tie their account to a real identity. These days, Google is all about real identity.Last year Google required anyone who wanted to comment on a YouTube video to have a Google+ account, and did away with anonymous comments. The move was not well-received by the YouTube community, and YouTube ended up creating a comments page to appease users and make it easier for video creators to moderate comments on their videos. Of course, you still need to have a Google+ account to comment in the first place.If Google goes a similar route with Twitch and forces users to login with Google credentials, it’s likely the gaming community will be just as outraged as YouTube users were. Though Twitch does have the option for Facebook Login already, so some users might already be accustomed to sharing personal information with the service.Making Money Off E-Sports TalentJust like YouTube, Twitch has its own share of homegrown stars. Some of them are so good they’ve quit their jobs to play video games professionally.See also: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pro GamingTwitch, like YouTube, has a partner program that lets them take a portion of the advertising revenue. The select group of personalities, leagues, and tournaments has some control over the commercial breaks, and are offered multiple options to engage with the fans and community.The popularity of spectator gaming has even found its way offline. Events attract thousands of people willing to pay to watch their favorite gamers pwn in real life, and the payouts can be worth millions. YouTube is hoping its own star-making talent translates into big advertising dollars for some of the top video creators, specifically lifestyle oriented channels. With Twitch, YouTube can tap into an entirely new pool of talent, and appeal to advertisers with an audience that’s glued to watching their favorite gamers—and intermittent advertisers—for hours on end. Lead image a screenshot from Ducksauce on Twitch.tv selena larson 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#advertising#gaming#Google#playstation#Pro Gaming#Spectator Gaming#twitch#xbox one#YouTube 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

23 days agoLiverpool management delighted with Curtis Jones progress

first_imgLiverpool management delighted with Curtis Jones progressby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool management is delighted with the progress of youngster Curtis Jones.The Liverpool Echo says on only his second senior outing, Jones lit up the Reds’ League Cup third round 3-0 win at MK Dons last Wednesday and was named as Sky’s official man of the match.Three days later, the 18-year-old homegrown talent stole in at the far post to net twice for the under-23s in their 2-2 Premier League 2 draw at Arsenal.“Inside the Academy we have to realise that sometimes young lads do makes mistakes and have to learn from them,” says Reds coach Barry Lewtas. “In this environment you have to learn quickly.“If the senior professionals have noticed it a change, then that’s really good. That’s part of growing up.“His form for Critch (U23s boss Neil Critchley) has been a positive. The standard of players, especially the attacking ones at Melwood, surely has to serve as motivation, not just for Curtis but for all the youngsters.“We are in a fortunate position where the group is so close knit. Curtis plays for the first team, gets man of the match, then a few days later scores twice for the U23s.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Red Stripe to Engage More Farmers in Cassava Cultivation

first_img Red Stripe is looking to replace 40 per cent of maltose syrup by 2020 and already has more than 2,000 acres of land under cassava production. Red Stripe will be engaging an additional 200 farmers to cultivate cassava under its Project Grow initiative. Red Stripe will be engaging an additional 200 farmers to cultivate cassava under its Project Grow initiative.They will add to the 103 farmers who have already been contracted by the company to grow the crop as a source of raw material to substitute for the imported high-maltose corn syrup used in the production of its world-famous Red Stripe Beer.The farmers under contract are from the parishes of St. Elizabeth, St. Catherine, St. Ann, St. Thomas, St. Mary, Clarendon and Manchester.Red Stripe is looking to replace 40 per cent of maltose syrup by 2020 and already has more than 2,000 acres of land under cassava production.“In terms of Red Stripe farms, we are at 1,000 acres, and with the farmers we have recruited, we now have arable land totalling 1,159 acres,” said Local Raw Material Business Development Manager for Red Stripe, Dr. Cavell Francis-Rhiney.She was speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAD)–funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II project (Ja REEACH II) to provide technical assistance to boost commercial cassava production.The signing ceremony was held on July 7 at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.Under the agreement, Ja REEACH II will provide support in refining research and training programmes; delivering farmer training; collaborating with local partners to implement research and field trials to identify high-yielding, drought-tolerant cassava varieties; propagate high-yielding planting materials; and identify and test complementary crops for intercropping and rotation.Ja REEACH II will mobilise its local technical-assistance-delivery team to support the training objectives. This will be complemented by international support from experts from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Delaware State University, and Tuskegee University.The United States-based institutions are partner universities of the ACDI/VOCA, which is the implementing agency for Ja REEACH.Teams from Ja REEACH II, Project Grow and the universities conducted site visits to local farms between July 4 and 7, to develop an implementation plan for the technical cooperation.“Our initiative with Ja REEACH and the universities will push forward the research activities that we have identified as important for the farmers to be successful at this venture,” said Dr. Francis-Rhiney.Meanwhile, Director of the Office of Environment and Health, USAID Jamaica, Sara Buchanan, expressed support for Project Grow.“Of particular value are the improved economic opportunities for small-scale farmers and sustainable employment for youth,” she noted.Ja REEACH II works with Jamaican public- and private-sector organisations to protect and sustain agriculture and natural-resource-based livelihoods. The farmers under contract are from the parishes of St. Elizabeth, St. Catherine, St. Ann, St. Thomas, St. Mary, Clarendon and Manchester. Story Highlightslast_img read more