A cyclist in Oxford has been seriously injured having been hit by a tangerine thrown from a passing car. The incident took place just past Cherwell Bridge on Monday.The fruit was travelling at high speed and left the cyclist with serious bruising to his left eye alongside swelling and bleeding from the iris. PC Chris Reilly said, “This may have been unintentional, but I am concerned it was not. The rider was wearing a reflective jacket and lights and would have been easy to see.” Anyone with information is urged to contact PC Reilly on 08458 505505 or Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.
Authorities in Chisago County, Minnesota are reporting that they have reunited a curious 2-year-old boy with his family after the child snuck out of his house and drove his battery powered tractor all the way to a county fair.The incident occurred on Thursday around 6:51 pm.The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office the child, who lives close to the fairgrounds saw the rides from his home and decided to hop onto his battery powered John Deere tracker and drive down a sidewalk to get a closer look without first notifying his parents.The parents then contacted authorities to report their child missing. Thankfully within moments a state representative at the fair noticed the child next to a ride and reported it back to the sheriff’s office. The child was then returned to his father.After being reunited, the father “promptly suspended his son’s license by removing the battery from” the toy truck.
Unlike most of the new Pirate band “Waggoner’s,” including a significant number of the media, in April 2012 just hours before opening day I wrote, “the day is coming.” I have been accused of being, rabid, crazed and delusional in regards to my annual so-called rose colored predictions regarding the soon to be successful Pittsburgh Pirates. When I was in my early 20s I attended a church service featuring a prominent “prophet” and faith healer. After the service concluded, my father who was a devout Christian and a man of God for his entire life asked me a question, “Peanut, what did you think of the service?” I replied that, “I thought it was great but one thing puzzled me. The ‘prophet’ promised every sick person there that they were healed. How could he promise that?” Dad said, “If he bats one percent everyone wins.” That leads me to say, Pittsburgh has heard all of the lofty promises before but if the Pirates top .500 or get a wild card playoff slot in 2012, we all win. The Pirates 2012 squad is not smoke and mirrors. These boys are for real.Prince used to say that some of the Pirates pitchers of the past were throwing so hard that the baseball looked as tiny as “aspirin tablets.” To compliment the pierogis we have to get some more “babushka power” onto the heads of women that fill the seats at PNC Park. If that doesn’t work I am positive that there are a few “Green Weenies’” in the Pirates museum waiting to be dusted off with a curse still strong enough to be unleashed on the Pirates unsuspecting opponents.The Pirates had great players but what really caused people to want to come to the ballpark every day and listen to the game on the radio every night was Bob Prince. Prince was the Daniel Webster of a new vocabulary that can only be described as, “Piratesspeak.”If the Pirates perform the exact same way that they did before the All-Star break they will be 22 games over .500 and a lock to win a NL wildcard spot and “by a gnats eyelash” may win the National League Central Division crown. They might even start to raise live, “chickens on the hill” if and when the Bucs win another World Series.Prince used to say that the law of “hidden vigorish” was on a player’s side if that player was in a slump or just wasn’t performing too well. In the Pirates case they have over seventeen years of “hidden vigorish” working in their favor.“How sweet it is” is not a reference to one of the Motown legends Jr. Walker and the All-Stars greatest hits. It was Prince savoring every victory of the Pirates. Prince also used to say that “the bases are F.O.B.” (full of Bucs).“Kiss it goodbye” was not Mr. Prince heading to divorce court. It was him bidding adieu to one of the many homeruns launched by the Pirates out of Forbes Field and Three Rivers Stadium.“We had ’em all the way.” That’s what all the fly by nighters will be saying when the Pirates begin breaking out the champagne. Now it is time to get serious. Since the Pirates last won a division, I have battled and overcome cancer. I have buried my mother and three brothers and a sister. I have seen many of my friends go on to join the ancestors. I become saddened that a few folks are no longer on the planet just to feel the vibe now soaking Pittsburgh sports fans. One of the things that makes my blood boil is people now coming up to me asking, no almost pleading with me to get them some Pirate tickets. Yet only three, yes three short years ago, Chaz Kellum from the Pirates gave me a block of five hundred tickets for Jackie Robinson week. Only 60 some odd people choose to redeem them.The Pirates needed folks to cheer them on when they were playing atrociously and even feeling worse than that. There were Wednesday and Thursday nights at PNC Park that if 8,000 fans showed up that was considered a blessing.It is true that some of the past management of the Pirates went south, but you know what? The fans went to Brazil with them. The players gave up, the fans gave up. The fans gave up, the players gave up. Which came first? The chicken or the egg. Who knows because an entire city gave up on the spirit of baseball. The Pirates are going to win. They are going to shake a stick and the “Green Weenie” at their not so recent past of mediocrity. The Bucs gonna beat em all the way. Beat em Bucs.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.) I feel like reminiscing on this night, boys and girls. First I want to hit the rewind button to transport us back to the land of the late legendary Pirates broadcaster Bob “The Gunner” Prince, but before we put the cart before the donkey, I have a bottle of crow feather removal solvent for anyone who needs it in regards to the “new found” success of the Pittsburgh Pirates. There are truly a few “bugs loose on the rug” as the “Gunner” would proclaim in his gravely sometimes “Jack Daniels” laced voice.
Facebook39Tweet0Pin0Financial services firm Edward Jones was named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the wealth management industry, according to Brent Conklin, a financial advisor in Yelm, WA.The award was presented at the Institute’s annual Gateway to Leadership Awards Dinner held recently in Chicago. The Money Management Institute is the national association for the managed investment solutions and the wealth management industry. This award recognizes the features and benefits of both of the firm’s advisory platforms.Edward Jones Advisory Solutions® is an asset allocation and advisory program that allows investors to select from research or custom models with an initial minimum investment of $50,000. The models use a combination of mutual funds, exchange traded funds and separately managed accounts in the construction of the portfolio and allow clients to delegate asset allocation, investment selection and portfolio rebalancing to Edward Jones.This program now offers 62 fully discretionary research models, in addition to custom models, which allow investors to design a model to match their unique investment needs. With the program’s custom models, clients retain discretion over the investment selection from the list of funds available in the program.Advisory Solutions has proved popular with Edward Jones clients. The program has grown to more than $75 billion in assets under management since its introduction in August 2008. Advisory Solutions now ranks as the country’s 4th largest mutual fund advisory program, according to MMI/Dover Research.In addition, Edward Jones offers a dual contract separately managed account program with more than $2 billion in assets under management.Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals — from college savings to retirement — and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.In January 2012, for the 13th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall and No. 3 in Large Size Companies. These 13 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for nine years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones.Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com.Member SIPC.
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of TumwaterOn Friday, September 12, 2014, road crews will be painting new center lines, edge lines and bike lanes on streets throughout the City of Tumwater. Work will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue to approximately 5:30 p.m. Some traffic delays are expected. Please do not pass painting equipment or travel over freshly painted lines.Please avoid driving over wet paint. The paint striping vehicle will be equipped with flashing lights, followed by at least two other vehicles with advisory signs. To avoid getting paint on your vehicle, do not pass the paint striping equipment and do not drive across painted lines if you see striping activity in the area. If you get paint on your vehicle, wash it off immediately.This work will be completed by the City of Tumwater Public Works Department with assistance from the Lewis County Public Works road crew. The application of striping and pavement markings requires dry weather conditions. If inclement weather prohibits work, the schedule will be extended to the following weekend.Contact the City of Tumwater Public Works Operations and Maintenance Division at (360) 754-4150 for more information.
Leonardo Jewelers of Red Bank celebrated the expansion and renovation of its 35 E. Front St. store on Friday, March 15. The centerpiece of the work is the store’s new Rolex corner. Celebrating the completion of work are, from left: Sue Shearer, Leo Zeik, Joyce White, Marissa Conforti and Ann Leonard.
The league is in full swing now that Mother Nature has decided to move into more friendly spring weather.Jackson’s Hole is once again a favourite to win it all. Jackson’s waltzed through the playoffs last season before defeating Louie’s in the final.The Competition won the B event while Cait’s Crew took the C title.The league runs most nights at the Lakeside Diamonds through May and June before culminating with post season play in July. Sixteen teams are back on the diamond attempting to dethrone 2011 champion Jackson’s Hole as the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League begins its 2012 campaign.
If you want to get into the festive spirit then Churchill is the place to be this Sunday (Dec 1st). The village is having its second ‘Christmas in the Village’ event and it promises to be a special day once again.It’s the second year that it’s being held after success of last year. A whole afternoon of events and fun culminating in the official launch of the Churchill Christmas lights as well as Santa in the park.If there wasn’t enough there’s a Christmas Market and even a lovely carol service.See the poster below for all the details. Churchill kicks off the Christmas season with a special Sunday was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by StephenShare 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) Tags:carolsCHristmasChurchillLIGHTSSinging
Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat, Shane Bieber and Aroldis Chapman each struck out the side and the American League slowed a loaded … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceBy BEN WALKER | AP Baseball WriterCLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the pitchers took back the power.Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field on Tuesday.
You’re hang gliding over a lake, and you spot a fish below. From your hovering position, you drop into a rapid, steep dive headfirst into the water. Whoops; your eyes just went out of focus, and you lost your fish in the murky depths. Too bad you’re not a cormorant. Cormorants (a kind of waterfowl) are able to adjust the lenses of their eyes from air-focus to water-focus in a split second, according to an article in Current Biology May 25.1 Four Israeli scientists bedazzle us:Cormorants (Aves; Phalacrocoracidae) are active fliers, yet they forage by pursuit diving and capture of fish with the bill. In air, the cormorant’s cornea provides most of the total refractive power of the eye. Underwater, however, corneal power is lost, as the cornea is now bathed in liquids of similar refractive index. The retention of a sharp image, while performing precise visual tasks underwater, requires that the cormorant’s optical system compensates for the loss of refractive power of the cornea. In addition, the underwater photic environment differs markedly from the aerial one, with the image quality undergoing a rapid deterioration through scatter and absorption. Upon submergence, cormorants compensate for the loss of corneal power (>55 dioptres, D) and rapidly (>1000D/sec) attain a state of emmetropia, i.e. they are well focussed, by marked changes in the shape of their very flexible lens.The scientists somehow acquired accurate measurements of the birds’ optical acuity in air and in murky water. The birds’ vision is as good as that of fish, seals and whales who spend most of their time underwater. Cormorants, however, need outstanding vision in water as well as air. “The requirements to perform precise visuo-motor tasks in two optically different media, and the uniqueness of the lenticular system of these birds,” they note with some admiration, ”make the vision of pursuit-diving birds a model of vertebrate capacities at the extreme.”1Strod, Arad, Izhaki and Katzir, “Cormorants keep their power: visual resolution in a pursuit-diving bird under amphibious and turbid conditions,” Current Biology, Vol 14, R376-R377, 25 May 2004.Strod and Arad work at the Hula Valley Nature Preserve in northern Israel; perhaps that is where they made some of the observations. TV nature programs sometimes show these birds in action. Next time you see one, you’ll have reason to appreciate even more the elegance of their fishing expertise. Once again, this excellent intelligent-design paper was marred by a worthless insertion of the E word, probably because Current Darwin-Worship wouldn’t print it otherwise: they conclude, “Low turbidity levels are commonly encountered in natural water bodies and thus are of crucial importance in our understanding of the evolution, sensory ecology, and micro-habitat selection in aquatic organisms.” This, as usual, means that nobody understands how these optical marvels evolved, but the Darwin Party hopes to some day. I wonder if the authors really buy that promissory note. So how many billion cormorants died of starvation till they got their optics right? Sorry, 990 dioptres per second isn’t good enough; let’s bump it up to 1000 and make sure all the less fit go extinct. For sure. We don’t need such evolutionary whistling in the dark. Cormorants knew the tune from the top, and in the right key, too; see sharp or be flat.(Visited 158 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0