Stars and Stripes Across MLB, Patriotic Uniforms for July 2-3-4

first_img Forums Home Favourite Logos:Rays Stingray logo 0 seasaltvanilla Share on other sites Do you know what’s patriotic? Baseball itself. No need to hit me over the head with it. 457 Share this post Link to post Share this post Share on other sites No, it’s a no politics- period- allowed.  SportsLogos.Net 2 22,644 Share on other sites 14 Because some things should be above a shameless cash grab.  It’s just so scummy.  Favourite Logos:Way too many to list! 817 Share on other sites Share this post Share this post Share on other sites Stars and Stripes Across MLB, Patriotic Uniforms for July 2-3-4 July 2, 2018 – 14:29 PMStarting Monday and continuing for Tuesday and Wednesday, all Major League Baseball teams will be wearing commemorative stars and stripes patterned caps, jerseys, and socks in celebration of the Fourth of July / Independence Day holiday in the United States. […] Read More… 1 DouglasQuaid Forums Home Link to post Share on other sites seasaltvanilla Followers 0 IceCap 7,283 posts If you want to continue making an issue out of it? Well we can deal with that too.  five boroughs, one City. IceCap 22,644 1,128 0 2 Share this post Members 4 hours ago, C-Squared said: 6,156 By SportsLogos.Net News, July 2, 2018 in Sports Logo News Share this post Posted July 3, 2018 Share this post Sports Logos 817 21,575 Posted July 3, 2018 Gothamite Link to post Share on other sites Members I apologize for any decorum Share on other sites 182 Share on other sites 817 2,848 C-Squared NewsBot 22,644 Share this post Members 457 Members Share on other sites Members I agree that the symbols of US freedom are often overemphasized vs. the freedoms they represent, but, in my opinion, the stars and stripes are an historical, efficient, and acceptable symbol for patriotism in the United States. It is bad that I am more offended by sports teams whitewashing their identities for these gimmick merch grabs? 2 Share this post Members Matito Members 21,575 6,156 21,575 Sports Logo News 817 730 Gothamite Share this post Posted July 3, 2018 1,128 Share this post 2 1,128 817 And an almost religious fervor of what behavior is “patriotic.” I’m never a fan of these special day jerseys or holiday uniforms but why are people being harsh on these? 182 You know you’re the moderator of a small Internet forum about sports logos right? This isn’t the Godfather. Just post “no politics allowed” instead of doing the whole “overlord” shtick. And all holiday and special day uniforms are bad enough.  Sign in to follow this   If you want to continue making an issue out of it? Well we can deal with that too.  We the North! Share on other sites C-Squared Share this post Location:Indio, CA 14 Patriotic Uniforms for July 2-3-4 five boroughs, one City. Ben in LA Members IceCap 2 hours ago, Ice_Cap said: I love them and I’ve been buying the caps the last six years. I’d buy the jerseys as well but they’re way overpriced IMHO. GFB Share on other sites 45,948 posts Link to post Link to post 26,192 Moderators Posted July 3, 2018 Link to post Oh you’d have found a way to complain about that too if had I done that. Your posting history makes it quite clear.  817 the admiral 521 Members 10 Sports Logos Posted July 3, 2018 I’m just glad the design on the lettering is exactly the same as last year because I’ve already created the pattern but have not finished applying it to all the teams. So I kind of get a break this summer.  632 posts IceCap Sign in to follow this   521 1 53,283 posts 334 posts Share this post Members 817 Noir 6,156 Members Link to post Posted July 2, 2018 Prev 17 minutes ago, seasaltvanilla said: Many of the ills in our country spring from an environment when “patriotic” has become a synonym for “has stripes and stars on it.”  Members 38 minutes ago, DouglasQuaid said: 69 posts Posted July 3, 2018 48 minutes ago, Gothamite said: 817 2 21,575 1 Location:Los Angeles, CA 318 posts Posted July 3, 2018 Cosmic No, it’s a no politics- period- allowed.  Members We the North! All Activity 730 Link to post Stars and Stripes Across MLB, Patriotic Uniforms for July 2-3-4 GFB I’m never a fan of these special day jerseys or holiday uniforms but why are people being harsh on these? 3 Also I believe MLB is violating the flag code…There’s that. 782 posts The Invisible 1 1 We can be disgusted by both of those at the same time. Baseball! Share this post Posted July 3, 2018 21,575 seasaltvanilla 22,644 3 hours ago, seasaltvanilla said: Location:St Petersburg, FL 1,233 posts 0 You know you’re the moderator of a small Internet forum about sports logos right? This isn’t the Godfather. Just post “no politics allowed” instead of doing the whole “overlord” shtick. 7,847 posts 53,283 posts 22,644 Share on other sites Matito Link to post I agree that the symbols of US freedom are often overemphasized vs. the freedoms they represent, but, in my opinion, the stars and stripes are an historical, efficient, and acceptable symbol for patriotism in the United States. It is bad that I am more offended by sports teams whitewashing their identities for these gimmick merch grabs? 1 21,575 No criticism of Empire allowed! Bone, bone, bone… Link to post Share this post Members 182 seasaltvanilla 3 Link to post 2,848 12,186 posts party like it’s 2003 Posted July 3, 2018 the admiral Link to post Posted July 3, 2018 Share on other sites 284 Favourite Logos:North Stars Sports Logo News Recommended Posts 45,948 posts Share on other sites Posted July 3, 2018 Location:Buffalo, NY 21,575 What’s so patriotic about having wordmarks look like the bottoms of kids’ slippers? Link to post This year’s cap is closer to being okay, but it’s still way overdone. I’ve long said that, if MLB insists on doing something patriotic to sell more caps, just do them in team colors like they’d wear every day, but with a flag pattern in the logo, and put the American flag in place of the New Era logo. No gold trim, no league logos, no sublimated designs. 334 posts Prev 14 817 Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. Location:Tampa, FL seasaltvanilla It took one post Ban stars and stripes! Location:Tampa, FL IceCap 53,283 posts Moderators Stars and Stripes Across MLB, Patriotic Uniforms for July 2-3-4 Link to post IceCap Location:Tampa, FL Members Gothamite 21,575 22,644 22,644 We the North! Moderators 334 posts 1 22,644 Share on other sites seasaltvanilla Next 26,192 Posted July 3, 2018 Posted July 3, 2018 Link to post Many of the ills in our country spring from an environment when “patriotic” has become a synonym for “has stripes and stars on it.” tigers Members tigers 45,948 posts Quote 284 22,644 Posted July 3, 2018 Damn I missed the hate already. 1 Share this post 521 2,000 Page 1 of 2   Share this post The weird polka dot thing is one of the worst July 4th iterations in modern memory. Just do the flag patch and leave it at that ffs. Next Posted July 3, 2018 1,728 posts 730 21,575 Noir 57,915 posts 2,000 JayJaxon JayJaxon Share this post Gothamite 2 1 Share this post Gothamite Posted July 3, 2018 748 posts half horse, half mountain lion, half grizzly bear Gothamite Share on other sites Link to post Link to post Stars and Stripes Across MLB, Patriotic Uniforms for July 2-3-4 five boroughs, one City. 8 457 Posted July 3, 2018 Share on other sites Muh-TEE-Toh 2,848 Share on other sites 2,000 Thank you all in advance. Link to post SL.N News No criticism of Empire allowed! Hello. Mod here. Let’s not get into a political discussion of what qualifies as “positive” vs “negative” patriotism. SportsLogos.Net DouglasQuaid 284 SportsLogos.Net News Cosmic Posted July 3, 2018 Followers 0 5 26,192 Page 1 of 2   SportsLogos.Net News Link to post All Activity Go To Topic Listing Posted July 3, 2018 Members Share this post Ben in LA 3 Link to postlast_img read more

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“Designated Survivor” star Kal Penn, others, resign from presidential arts committee amid Charlottesville backlash

first_img Related ABC/Bob D’Amico(WASHINGTON D.C.) — Actor Kal Penn has resigned from the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities following President Trump’s response to the deadly Charlottesville attack.The actor tweeted the announcement, attaching a formal statement from himself and the other members of the committee, who had been appointed by President Obama. A few hours later, he tweeted an update, declaring, “All members have now resigned. Per @politico, PCAH is an official agency, that makes this the 1st White House department to resign.”First lady Melania Trump is the honorary chair of the PCAH.“The Administration’s refusal to quickly and unequivocally condemn the cancer of hatred only further emboldens those who wish America ill,” the statement reads in part, adding, “We cannot sit idly by…without speaking out against your words and actions…. “Elevating any group that threatens and discriminates on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, orientation, background, or identity is un-American.”President Trump has been widely criticized for his response after white supremacists and counter-protesters clashed in Virginia last Saturday. Thirty-two-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer [HIGH-yer] was killed when James Alex Fields Jr., allegedly allied with the white supremacists, drove his car into a crowd.While Trump called Fields “disgrace” and condemned “those who cause violence…including the [Ku Klux Klan], neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups,” as, “repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” he caught flak for blaming “both sides” for the violence that took place.Penn starred on TV’s House when Barack Obama took office.  His character was killed off so he could take a job in Obama’s White House, where he worked for a year in the Office of Public Engagement.  He remained a member of the PCAH after he returned to acting.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Survivors, carers, loved ones in relay

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Casey Relay for Life 2017 proved there is strength in numbers. The annual Cancer Council fund-raiser, held…[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.last_img

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Galway Footballers Beat Kerry For First Time In Fifteen Years

first_imgGalway’s Senior Football Team are joint top of the Allianz National Football League Division One after they beat Kerry in Austin Stack Park by 1-14 to 0-14. Kevin also spoke to Galway goalscorer and Man of the Match Eamon BranniganAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/EAMON%20BRANNIGAN%20POST%20KERRY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/GALWAY%20V%20KERRY%20FT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. After the game, Kevin Dwyer spoke to Galway manager Kevin WalshAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/KEVIN%20WALSH%20POST%20KERRY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Match report from Ollie Turner. Scorers for Kerry: David Clifford 0-6 (3f), S O’Shea 0-3 (2f), Paul Murphy 0-1, Peter Crowley 0-1, Stephen O’Brien 0-1, Tom O’Sullivan 0-1, Daithi Casey 0-1Scorers for Galway: Barry McHugh 0-9 (5f, 2 ’45’), Eamonn Brannigan 1-3, Patrick Sweeney 0-1, Shane Walsh 0-1fKERRY: Brian Kelly, Shane Enright, Jason Foley, Ronan Shanahan, Paul Murphy, Peter Crowley, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Jack Barry, Barry O’Sullivan, Micheál Burns, Sean O’Shea, Stephen O’Brien, David Clifford, Paul Geaney, Barry John Keane: Subs: Matthew Flaherty for R Shanahan, Tom O’Sullivan for B O Beaglaoich, Éanna Ó Conchúir for BJ Keane, Daithi Casey for M Burns, Killian Spillane for P Geaney, Brian Ó Seanacháin for B O’Sullivan.GALWAY: Ruairi Lavelle, Declan Kyne, Sean Andy O Ceallaigh, Eoghan Kerin, Cathal Sweeney, Gareth Bradshaw, Johnny Heaney, Paul Conroy, Peter Cooke, Sean Kelly, Shane Walsh, Eamonn Brannigan, Patrick Sweeney, Damien Comer, Barry McHugh. Subs: Gary O’Donnell for C Sweeney, Sean Armstrong for P Sweeney, David Wynne for SA O Ceallaigh, Johnny Duane for J Heaney, Ciaran Duggan for P Cooke, Thomas Flynn for E Brannigan.Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Fires tear through East Java park, threatening leopard habitat

first_imgAuthorities in East Java, Indonesia, are trying to stop a wildfire from spreading into core zone of the Coban Wisula forest, home to Javan leopards.The fire is burning within Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, a major tourist attraction. An iconic landscape in the park, known as Teletubbies Hill, has already gone up in flames.A local NGO is monitoring the situation to make sure none of the leopards are flushed out of their habitat and into contact with humans, which could turn violent. MALANG, Indonesia — Wildfires are sweeping across a savanna and protected rainforest in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in Java, home to one of the world’s rarest leopard subspecies and other threatened wildlife.Thirty hectares (74 acres) have burned since Sept. 1. Most of the burned land is savanna, while the rest is cypress and acacia forest.“Initially, we observed eight [fire] hotspots,” said Jhon Kennedie, the head of the park management. “Then it increased to 274.”Authorities are doing what they can to control the blaze. Patrol cars were being used to transport water to the site, before a fire truck arrived on site.Firefighters are trying to prevent the blaze from spreading into the heart of the Coban Trisula rainforest, home to the Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas), a critically endangered species, as well as the endangered Javan hawk-eagle (Nisaetus bartelsi), the national bird of Indonesia.“Leopards and eagles breed in there,” Jhon said of Coban Trisula. “We’ve seen them on camera traps.”A Javan leopard. Image by Cloudtail the Snow Leopard/Flickr.Jhon said he suspected the fires stemmed from a campfire set by local people. The location where it started is typically frequented by locals to collect firewood, look for medicinal plants and hunt birds. “The location is not a tourist attraction, the perpetrators are not tourists,” Jhon said.He said the perpetrators may have come at night and made a fire to stay warm. The fire then likely spread out of control and into the nearby savanna.The park authority has issued a directive warning residents not to start campfires. There are a number of signs to this effect as well.Starting a campfire in the national park is a crime, Jhon said, and the perpetrators face jail time. The park authority is collaborating with the district police to hunt down the perpetrators. “So that it doesn’t happen again,” Jhon said.The fires have even extended to the so-called Teletubbies Hill, an iconic spot in the national park that resembles the setting of the popular children’s TV show. The hilly area typically stays green throughout the year.A wall of fire in the park savanna this week. Image courtesy of the park authority.Rosek Nursahid, the head of protection at Forest & Fauna (ProFauna), an NGO, said he was concerned about the ecological impact of the fires. Rising temperatures and smoke would affect wildlife. The area is also home to Javan langurs (Trachypithecus auratus), a type of Old World monkey, and a deer species known as the red muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak). Bird migratory routes will also be disturbed, he said.The Javan leopard, Rosek said, is very sensitive. If the fire is not resolved immediately, the animal might be forced out of its forest habitat and into contact with humans. This hasn’t happened yet, he said. Moreover, their habitat is already narrowing because of the tourism development.“So far there haven’t been any serious incidents,” Rosek said. “We’re keeping an eye on the situation.”Authorities are struggling to extinguish the fires on steep terrain.“The fire is spreading, it’s hard to put out,” said Yhogi Hadi Setiawan, deputy chief of the local police. “The wind is strong.”Mount Bromo, the centerpiece of the national park, is still open to visitors; only one of the four gateways to the mountain is closed.This story was reported by Mongabay’s Indonesia team and was first published on our Indonesian site on Sept. 4, 2018.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by mongabayauthorcenter_img Animals, Biodiversity, Disasters, Endangered, Environment, Environmental Crime, Fires, Forest Fires, Forestry, Forests, Law Enforcement, Leopards, Mammals, Mountains, National Parks, Protected Areas, Rainforests, Savannas, Threats To Rainforests, Tropical Forests, Wildlife last_img read more

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7 Ways to Thank a Disney World Cast Member

first_imgShare This!With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, we thought it would be the perfect time to reflect on how thankful we are for Disney Cast Members. While most of us will pass the holiday with our family and friends, gorging on food and watching too much television, many of them will spend their day at work, keeping thousands of guests safe and happy. And it’s not just during the holidays. Whether it’s a beautifully sunny day or the day a hurricane is forecasted to arrive, Cast Members are always there to keep the magic alive. I’m sure anyone who has vacationed at Disney World had at least one memorable experience with a Cast Member, if not more. So for the next time you’re at Walt Disney World, here are seven ways to thank a Walt Disney World Cast Member.Visit Guest RelationsIf you want to thank a Cast Member in the most meaningful way possible, the best approach is to leave comments with Guest Relations. Disney prides itself on customer service, so feedback left with Guest Relations is a big deal in the Disney universe.  Not only do the comments get back to the Cast Member, but they also go to their manager and to their employee file. Comments can even be used for internal contests or in performance reviews for things like promotions. The only down side is that this is one of the most time-consuming methods. Depending on how long the line is for Guest Relations, you could be waiting a while on top of the time it takes to give the feedback. And before you say anything, don’t worry. I know what you’re thinking – ‘Yay, another line!’ Sadly, we haven’t optimized the wait times on that. Yet.E-mail Guest Communications  If the line for Guest Relations is too long or you forget to stop on your way out of the park, you can also e-mail your experience to the Disney World Guest Communications account ([email protected]). An automated reply will be sent, and then sometimes an actual human will reply days or weeks later. This e-mail is used for all forms of communication and comments, including complaints or questions, so they have a lot to filter through. Although I have given thanks to a Cast Member this way, I feel like the odds of it reaching the Cast Member are much better directly through Guest Relations rather than an e-mail.Tweet @WDWTodayYou can send thank you messages through Walt Disney World Resort’s Twitter account using #CastCompliment. They even Tweet back pictures of Cast Members holding the original Tweets. I love this idea because you get a glimpse into the magic that Cast Members create every day.Tip ExtraUnfortunately, most of the Cast Members you’ll run into on vacation can’t accept tips or gifts, even small ones. However, some positions, like servers or Mousekeeping, depend heavily on tips to make a living. If you want to thank one of these Cast Members for going above and beyond their normal duties, an extra tip is a great way to show some appreciation for their hard work. Based on our Ask It survey from a couple weeks ago, it sounds like many of our readers do this already!Give Thank You Notes You can bring business card or post card sized thank you notes to hand out to Cast Members who are particularly helpful. A simple google search will bring up tons of options for cute Disney themed ones or some people create their own. If you leave a portion of blank space, you can even write a personalized thank you note to the Cast Member based on your specific experience. These are probably the least practical (who really wants to carry even more stuff with them around the parks all day), but it’s not too hard to leave these in the room with your tip for Mousekeeping, for example.Talk to a SupervisorI wouldn’t recommend this approach in every situation. However, I have given positive feedback directly to managers or supervisors when I saw them nearby. If they don’t look too busy with something else or you’re already talking to them about something unrelated, it doesn’t hurt to ask if they have a couple seconds to chat about the Cast Member. They’re usually pleased to hear the positive feedback and grateful that you let them know.Be on Your Best BehaviorBelieve it or not, one of the easiest things you can do to thank a Cast Member for all that they do to make your trip wonderful won’t cost you any extra time or money. It just requires is a little bit of effort on your part to be kind to them and listen to their instructions. Their jobs aren’t easy, and it can make a world of difference to have guests who understand that the Cast Members are simply there to help. Hopefully that gives you some ideas for your next trip! If you try any of them, be sure to let us know how it goes in the comments below. And to all those Cast Members who make our vacation dreams a reality, thank you for all your hard work!last_img read more

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Episode 27: Walt Disney World Hotels with Mike Rahlmann

first_imgShare This!Today’s guest is someone I have wanted on the show for such a long time! When I think of Disney podcasts, he’s one of the FIRST people I think of.Who am I talking about? Mike Rahlmann from the Be Our Guest podcast of course!In this episode, Mike, Brian and I discuss our favorite Walt Disney World resort hotels. Feel free to share your favorites using #TPPod and tag us on Twitter!We apologize for the audio quality in this episode. Brian had technical issues right before we started recording, but we’ll improve things for next time!Take a listen!– iTunes– FeedBurner (RSS Feed)– TuneInTwitter Handles:TouringPlans – @TouringPlansAngela – @AngelaDahlgrenBrian – @YesThatBrianMike Rahlmann – @BeOurGuestMikeMake sure you subscribe to our podcast so you never miss a future episode!last_img read more

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One win away from Madison

first_imgAfter beating Stratford, Spencer/Columbus faces Shoreland Lutheran with a trip to the state championship on the lineBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — The Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team had its struggles in the first half against a Stratford defense that was ready to fight.Two turnovers did not hurt the Rockets as their defense rose to the occasion, and when they forced two turnovers and blocked a punt in the second half, Spencer/Columbus pulled away for a 30-15 win in a WIAA Division 5 Level 3 playoff game on Nov. 6 at Spencer High School.Three plays in the third quarter defined the Rockets’ victory.A 39-yard run by Noah Zastrow set up a touchdown on Spencer/Columbus’ first drive of the second half, Dakota Andreae blocked a punt that Ryan Busse recovered in the end zone for a score, and Hunter Luepke recovered a fumble that was followed by an Elijah Welsh touchdown run to push an 8-0 halftime lead to a 30-0 advantage.Next up for the Rockets (12-0) is Shoreland Lutheran in a D-5 Level 4 state semifinal on Friday night at Ingalls Field in Ripon. The game will be broadcast on WOSQ-FM 92.3 and wdlbwosq.com.Spencer/Columbus has never made it this far in the postseason in the 14 years of the co-op program. Shoreland Lutheran’s three playoff wins are its first since winning a Level 1 game in 2005.The winner moves on to the Division 5 state championship game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m.against either defending D-5 runner-up Amherst or Arcadia, who play Friday night in Eau Claire.Shoreland Lutheran (10-2) placed third in the Metro Classic Conference standings this season, losing to conference champion Burlington Catholic Central 49-30 and second-place Kenosha St. Joseph 28-22. Since the Kenosha St. Joseph loss on Oct. 2, the Pacers have won five in a row, including a 35-21 victory over Marshall last week in a Level 3 playoff.“The focus has been great,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “I have not noticed any difference in the way guys are preparing for our next opponent. We have really taken a week-by-week approach this season, so this is the first time that we can actually say it is a team goal to get to Madison.”The Pacers have a diversified offense, with quarterback Nik Lange throwing for 1,331 yards and 22 touchdowns with just five interceptions. Keenan Robinson leads the running game with 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns. Receiver Trey Johnson has 42 catches for 660 yards and 12 touchdowns, including eight for 124 yards and a pair of scores against Marshall.“Any team that makes it to Level 4 is very deserving to be there,” Gorst said. “They are a good team, and we are excited to play them. They have a good mix of run and pass on offense and some good linebackers that make plays on defense. At the end of the day, it will come down to how well we execute, block, and tackle.”The Rockets should be well-prepared after having to grind it out for much of their game against Stratford.Spencer/Columbus drove 69 yards on 13 plays for a touchdown on its first possession, a 10-yard touchdown run by Hunter Hildebrandt.The Rockets went 81 yards in nine plays the first time they had the ball in the second half. Zastrow’s 39-yard run, the longest offensive play of the game for Spencer/Columbus, helped set up a Luepke 2-yard touchdown.“Our guys knew to expect a very good and well-prepared Stratford defense,” Gorst said. “We knew we would have to grind out some drives and not rely on big plays as they are a very sound tackling team. We hurt ourselves in the first half with turnovers. We knew we had to stay focused in the second half and limit mistakes to pull off double-digit play drives.”Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at [email protected]last_img read more

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Pingle Brings Ping.fm to the iPhone

first_imgCurious Squid has released Pingle, an application for the iPhone which lets you update your status across a selection of social networks at once. Using Ping.fm, Pingle will update Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Flickr, FriendFeed, Delicious, Tumblr, and more including many blogging platforms.The app works on both the original 1G iPhone and the 3G iPhone, and is available in the iPhone App Store for $1.99Pingle FeaturesSimple, comfortable user interfaceCamera and photo library integrationAll features supported in portrait or landscape orientation (for wide keyboard fans)View and repost from a history of your previous pingsEasy location integration with location privacy controls (“fuzzing”)Google Maps based viewer to see and modify your posted location Pingle LimitationsAs Zee points out on the The Next Web, the only problem with Pingle is if you’re in an area that has no reception, there is no way to save an update for posting until you do get reception.“I’m likely stick to using Mail until Pingle integrate one feature “Outbox”. Using Mail, should I not have access to the web, the app will automatically save any emails (updates) in the outbox until there’s sufficient a connection for the email to be sent.”Perhaps that will be in the next version. Until then, if you give it a try, let us know what you think. Tags:#Lifestreaming#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… lidija davis Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Liveblog: Roma-Gladbach, Celtic-Lazio

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Europa League, as Roma host Borussia Monchengladbach and Lazio visit Celtic. If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE. We begin at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT) at the Stadio Olimpico, where Roma push through an epic injury crisis to take on Borussia Monchengladbach. The Germans might be joint top of the Bundesliga, but they are struggling so far in Europe this season. At 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), Lazio pay a visit to Glasgow’s iconic Celtic Park and need a good result to keep their Europa League ambitions alive. Celtic dropped down into this tournament after losing the Champions League preliminary round.last_img read more

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