Taylor Bennett reports this red-shouldered hawk above flew right over the family dachshund last week just before this picture was taken.Carol Tucker also sent in the hawk picture below. Her comment was that this is probably the reason for a lack of birds in the backyard recently.
By PAM PRICHARDLos AlamosPeople cite readily available guns and mental illnesses as the causes of mass shootings, but has anyone ever considered the effects of the violent shoot-em-up video games that our youth have been playing for years? I believe there is a direct correlation, but no one ever mentions that possibility, and no one has investigated the number of hours, days, weeks, months and years that these shooters spent killing people virtually, on the computer screen, before they went out and killed people for real.Let’s lay the cause of mass shootings where it belongs – at the feet of the designers, programmers, and marketers of these video games!And also, on the parents who allowed their sons unlimited access to them!
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of West Florida cross country teams claimed three of the four Gulf South Conference weekly awards this week, as Kelley Bahn was named women’s runner of the week while Sarah Carrion and William Kemmler earned freshman runner of the week honors.Bahn’s (Tallahassee, Fla.) runner of the week honor is her third this season and fifth in her career. She is now tied for second most in GSC history with five runner of the week awards, just one behind the all-time leader Vicky Winslow from Alabama Huntsville.Bahn won the award after placing first at the Valdosta State Cross Country Challenge with a school record time of 17:58.80. Her mark was the sub 18-minute time in the 5k in school history. Bahn now also holds four of the top 10 times in school history in the 5k.Carrion (Lake Mary, Fla.) was named freshman runner of the week for the second time this year after running a personal-best 5k at 19:02.40. Her time was the second fastest for UWF and placed her 10th in the race. Kemmler (Cocoa, Fla.) earned the freshman award on the men’s side after running a personal best time of 27:33.30 in the 8k and finishing 39th.The Argonauts will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Gulf South Conference Championships at Veterans Park in Hoover, Ala. The men’s 8k is scheduled to start at 8 a.m., and women’s 5k will follow at 9 a.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visitwww.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version
By BEN CAMERON FOR the first 20 years of her life, Pakenham’s Jacinta Heyne felt mostly scared, anxious, a little…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
The Castlegar Skateboard Park next to the Sports Complex is host site for the next stop on the 2011 Kootenay Skateboard Series.The event, dubbed the 2011 Castlegar SK8 Jam is part of the Sunfest Celebrations in the Sunflower City and kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.The Kootenay Skateboard Series started last year as an idea of Ty Smith, who wanted to give boarders an opportunity to strut their stuff.Each event on tour has its own separate format and is individually sponsored but is sanctioned as part of the series.Some of the ideas include game of skate (skateboarding version of Horse), jams format that has competitors scored on style, speed and tricks or just tricks. Helmets are mandatory.Divisions include under-14 years; 15-plus open and a women’s category.Competitors receive 50 points just for showing up.Other points are accumulated on a sliding points scale — first 10 points, second nine points, third eight points, fourth seven points, fifth six points.Castlegar is the third stop on the circuit. The 2011 Kootenay Skateboard Series opened during Trail Silver City Days before heading to Kaslo for May Days.For more information check out the series website at http://bcskateboarding.org/2010-kssSkateboarders will not want to miss a couple of upcoming events set for June 10 in Castlegar and June 11 in Nelson at Finley’s Bar and Grill.On Friday June 10 at the Black Russian SK8shop in Castlegar, Mia is presenting the Art Show “Warrior”. The show was inspired by former skateboard star Josh Evin. There are skate ramps, a barbecue and free love all day.The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. at the Black Russian SK8shop, 1335 Columbia Ave.Saturday, June 11, there is a fundraiser for the Nelson sk8 Park at Finley’s Bar and Grill.Unfortunately, this event is only open to patrons over the age of 19. For a $10 donation, there are prizes for best party [email protected]
Upcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Captain MarvelDumbo Disneynature: PenguinsAvengers: EndgameAladdin Toy Story 4 Lion KingThe Nightmare Before ChristmasFor future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationA funny thing tends to happen when you are on a cruise: you find yourself wanting, nay, needing to book another one IMMEDIATELY. Luckily, the onboard booking is there to come to your rescue! If you know exactly when you want to cruise, you can go ahead and choose your date, your stateroom, the whole nine yards and have it all squared away before you even disembark. Not sure on the details, or maybe you don’t want to spend the time onboard comparing options? This is where the placeholder comes into play! A placeholder means you put down a deposit for a future cruise, which must occur within 24 months from the time the placeholder is booked, to receive the onboard booking benefits.What are these onboard booking benefits? Well, the parameters recently changed, so let’s look at the old vs. the new:For all onboard bookings made before September 27, 2019: bookings made for categories 11C-4A will receive 10% off the cruise fare. Cruises of 7 nights or longer will only pay 10% deposit, instead of the standard 20% deposit. Additionally, cruises 6 nights or less will receive a $100 onboard credit, and cruises 7 nights or longer will receive a $200 onboard credit. Cruises booked in the concierge category will not receive the 10% discount or reduced deposit, but will receive the onboard credit.All onboard bookings made on the Disney Fantasy September 28, 2019 or later, or on the other three ships on September 30, 2019 or later will still be eligible for the 10% discount, and reduced deposit. However, onboard credit will no longer be given to categories 11C-4A. Concierge bookings will continue to receive the onboard credit.If you aren’t sure on the ins and outs of rebooking onboard? Tammy has made a fantastic list of the 10 most important things to know, so be sure to check it out!Special thanks to Scott Sanders of the Disney Cruise Line Blog for assistance on this article.Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings. Share This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world!Ports of Call Disney Cruise Line: In The NewsJust in time for National Handbag Day (hey, I don’t make these days up, I just celebrate them) – new Dooney & Bourke bag alert! Yes, there’s a new print available on board on all four ships right now! Who’s adding this one to their Disney bag collection?The Conde Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced and surprise, surprise – guess which “large cruise line” was voted tops for the 8th year in a row? Ok I know you didn’t really need any guesses. Yay, DCL! Here’s this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel. There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book. These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week:
8 January 2006AltX, Africa’s first alternative exchange for small to medium and growing companies, is riding the wave of the private sector’s bullish sentiment about the South African economy with a number of important new listings.A partnership between the JSE Limited and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), AltX gives smaller companies the opportunity to issue new shares, raise capital, widen their investor base and have their shares traded in a regulated market.On Tuesday ACC-Ross Holdings, a golf estate, residential and leisure property development company, said it would list on the exchange next week. On Wednesday industrial group PSV Holdings announced a listing planned for April. Building materials supplier WG Wearne revealed plans to list last month.With a market capitalisation of over R1-billion, ACC-Ross will be the biggest listing on AltX so far. The group may consider listing on the JSE’s main board at a later stage.“We have had huge support from AltX in our listing plans,” ACC-Ross CEO Jaco Verster told Business Day.PSV supplies pumps, valves and electromechanical systems to the mining, petrochemical and water and waste management sectors. With an expected market capitalisation of R206-million, it will become the third-largest listing on the exchange.According to Business Day, analysts believe there will be more listings in the industrial sector in the next few months as investment by government and the private sector gains momentum.Empowering small companiesLaunched in October 2003 as a parallel market to the JSE, AltX is specifically aimed at fast-growing businesses, start-ups, family-owned businesses, black economic empowerment companies and junior mining companies.DTI director-general Alistair Ruiters says the exchange complements the government’s black economic empowerment policies by creating a space for more black companies to participate in the JSE, adding that the DTI would provide financial support to firms that list on AltX.“What is also important about this initiative is that we will mentor these companies, providing support and management capacity building,” he says. “The DTI will pay for all these costs.”AltX is differentiated from the main board at the JSE in many ways, with separate listing requirements. The idea is that companies listed on AltX will be future large companies that eventually migrate to the JSE main board.The alternative exchange has reduced listing fees, but is supported by the full range of JSE services – including the trading of shares on the same system as the main board, market surveillance to eliminate irregularities, and settlement of AltX securities through the JSE’s electronic system, STRATE.Developing management skillsAltX has listing requirements appropriate for small and medium companies, placing emphasis on initial and ongoing disclosure of company information. There is also a focus on the enhancement of the skills of directors of AltX companies, with a compulsory four-day directors’ induction programme offered by the Wits Business School.Companies require no profit history to list, but a minimum share capital of R2-million is required.“We researched parallel exchanges internationally, and have incorporated best practice into AltX,” says AltX manager Noah Greenhill. “The most successful parallel market has been AIM in the UK, which has admitted more than 850 companies since it opened in 1995. Collectively, these companies have raised more than US$10-billion while on AIM.”The success of AltX, Greenhill says, is based “on a philosophy which emphasises relationship management, marketing and continuous education.”“All companies start small, and we are committed to supporting the burgeoning small and medium enterprise sector of the South African economy.”SouthAfrica.info reporter
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Tulsa head football coach Philip Montgomery discussed his upcoming game with the Oklahoma State Cowboys this week in his weekly press conference. He was quite liberal with his adulation for the Pokes.“Obviously Coach Gundy has done a marvelous job there,” said Montgomery. “What is it, five out of the last seven years, they’ve had 10-win seasons. I’ve had the opportunity to go against them in a couple different occasions.“The one thing I’ll say about their football team this year is I think it’s probably the most talented I’ve ever faced with him as the head coach there. They have a ton of weapons offensively. They have a ton of experience offensively.”He also mentioned moving Tre Flowers around and how that’s going to make the defense more successful.“We know we have our hands full,” he added. “Anytime you go to Stillwater, great environment. I know the paddles will be beating against the side, and there’s not much room on the sideline. What an exciting matchup to kick off the college football season.”I honestly think Oklahoma State could be playing the writers here at PFB and people would think it’s an exciting matchup. Such is the college football offseason.But unlike the writers here at PFB, Tulsa actually has some talent. And Gundy warned fans looking for an easy first 60 minutes that Montgomery is a stud and will have them ready to roll.“I think he has been the driving force for what they’ve had down there, when he took over and what he has done to that Tulsa program,” said Gundy last week.“They’re very good, but I would caution everybody, as I’ve done with our defense, in that there haven’t been many rollover years with him. With his calling plays and running offenses at other schools where he was at, there would be a group of guys leave and people thought, ‘OK. Now they’ll settle down,’ but that wasn’t the case and they went out and got 5,000 yards with some new guys.”Gundy went on to say that he wants Tulsa and OU to win every game they play except for the one against Oklahoma State. Last year, all three won a combined 31 games which is insane. That’s unlikely to happen again, although somebody will get win No. 1 on Thursday night.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!