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St. Louis Cardinals Announce ‘Grateful Dead Tribute Night’

first_imgHead to this MLB website for tickets, more information, and also this fun graphic: MLB team the St. Louis Cardinals are getting in on the Grateful Dead 50th anniversary celebration, as the Cards will host a “Grateful Dead Tribute Night” on September 2nd.The band will be giving out t-shirts commemorating the occasion, and local band Jake’s Leg will be performing a pre-game set. Check out the shirt design, which shows the specific dates that the Dead performed in St. Louis throughout the years.last_img read more

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Lou Holtz discusses importance of faith, purpose

first_imgKathryne Robinson | The Observer Lou Holtz delivers a speech to graduating seniors and other Notre Dame community members about the value of embracing a winning mindset.One of his lesser-known talents is that he is a magician. Before a crowd gathered in the Dahnke Ballroom in the Duncan Student Center on Sunday, Holtz performed a trick — ripping up a newspaper, folding it together and magically making it reappear to the applause of the crowd.But Holtz was not on campus just to perform magic. Instead, he returned to Notre Dame to address seniors as part of “Life Beyond the ND Bubble,” an event hosted by the Notre Dame Alumni Association which consisted of speakers and events aimed at preparing seniors for their lives post-graduation.Holtz’s speech focused mainly on the faith, attitude and decision-making skills needed to succeed.“You need four things in your life: … something to do, someone to love, something to believe in and something to hope for — I’m talking about dreams and ambitions,” Holtz said.For Holtz, having faith was crucial in ensuring a meaningful future.“Don’t lose your faith. I don’t know how people get along without faith,” he said. “I can’t begin to tell you how many times I prayed when Michigan was on our 2-yard line.”Continuing in the vein of tools for success, Holtz spoke extensively on making the right choices.“The most important word in [your] whole vocabulary is choice,” he said. “God gave you a lot of powers. You have the power to love, to think, to imagine, to play, but the greatest power you have as an individual is the power to choose.”Holtz said he was especially blessed to be instilled with good decision-making skills by his parents while growing up in depression-era West Virginia.Despite the poverty of his upbringing, Holtz said he was, in a way, raised with great privilege. “I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth because I was born in this country and I was taught by parents that if I got an education, I stopped blaming other people, I made good choices and had faith in God that great things can happen in your life,” he said. “I had a silver spoon put in my mouth not because of what I had but because of what I was taught.”Being instilled with these values and having faith, Holtz said, allowed him to gain the self-confidence necessary to succeed.“There are two types of people in this world,” he said. “Those that lift people up and those that pull people down, and the only people who lift up are those who who have good self-esteem — and I never used to have it.”Throughout his talk, Holtz continued to come back to purpose and how faith could help instill purpose.“Have faith in God, because God won’t make your life easier but he will always be there with you,” he said. “ … We are born basically to serve our Lord and help other people.”Tags: Beyond the ND Bubble, Dahnke Ballroom, duncan student center, Lou Holtz Former Notre Dame head football coach Lou Holtz is a man of many talents. He led the Irish to the 1988 National Championship, was a commentator on ESPN for many years and has given speaking engagements around the world.last_img read more

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Christy “Joanie” Boston

first_imgChristy “Joanie” Boston, 51, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Joanie was born on April 14, 1964 in Port Arthur, Texas to Jerry Curtis Dunn and Jocie Ann Autrey Dunn. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 23 years before moving to Fort Worth. She was a 1982 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and a member of the Maroon and Gold Band. Survivors include her mother, Jody Dunn of Port Arthur, TX; brother, Joey Dunn and his wife Pam of Spring, TX. Additional family members include her aunts, uncles, and cousins. Joanie was a caring wife, daughter, sister and compassionate friend. She was also a faithful member of the Baptist Church and served in Children’s Ministries.She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Barry Boston; and her father, Jerry Dunn.center_img A visitation for family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves followed by the funeral service at 4:00 p.m. with Reverend Alan Autrey officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to: First Baptist Church of Port Arthur Children’s Ministries, c/o Procter Baptist Church, 4401 Jimmy Johnson Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77642.last_img read more

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JANICE TODORA ON BOWLING: Moity rolls 32nd perfect game; Manthei hits 298

first_img Next UpSami Jo Williams led all the women bowlers this week she hammered the lanes with games of 213, 258 and 199 for a nice 670 series. Sami Jo did all this in the Monday night Valero League.Wednesday mornings Queen Tumblers provided this weeks top senior female bowler. None other that Alice Barnes led the way this week. Alice shot up games of 210, 214 and 163 for a 587 series.This past weekend I was able to make the trip to Baton Rouge with several of the ladies and watch them bowl in the Louisiana State Women’s Bowling Championships. The Chief unloaded career 300 No. 32 during the Thursday night Energy Country Ford/Allstate League.C.J. “Chief” Moity shot his first 300 at the old Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30, 1983. Chief also had games of 269 and 194 to lead all the senior men with a 763 series.While talking about the Thursday night league, Eric Manthei came close to perfection in his second game of the evening. Eric pocketed the first 11 shots then came up with an eight count on his final ball to finish with a 298 game. Eric surrounded that masterpiece with games of 268 and 215 to lead all bowlers this week with a 781 series. This group provided a lot of excitement throughout the weekend. RaeAnna Todora left Baton Rouge on Sunday in the top spot in the all events scratch division.Perhaps the most exciting time was provided to us by Cindy Pizzey. Cindy, bowling on a 98 average, is currently sitting in fourth place with all events handicapped with a 218.3. This whole group of ladies had a fun time and provided plenty of entertainment on the lanes.center_img • 700’s: Skipper Arsenault 267-192-256-715, Eric Manthei 268-298-215-781, CJ Moity 269-300-194-763.• VALERO: Kendall Terrell 216-634, Eloy Santanna 168-486, Zach Wiley 262-608, Griffin Williams 235-647, Sami Jo Williams 258-670, Steve Powell 222-578, Branden Powell 258-688, Mark Maxwell 235-579, David Allen 152-380, Richard Allen 186-462, Chad Carlson 186-510, Michael Morvant 187-515, James Pitre 212-565, Bruce Van Boskirk 191-484, Kyle Miller 235-606, Tara Candee 165-462, Chuck Mitchell 247-685, Wendy Medina 136-376, Carlos Medina 244-647, Kirwin Melo 240-699, Bryan Boldt 234-610, Gerard Fresnido 176-507, Rene Pulver 195-550, Chris Kaufmann 232-635, Kaci Leatherwood 141-395, Eric Kyles 224-579, Elaine Whitten 152-407, Mack McPhatter 223-604, Ryan Smith 221-628, Kurt Cullums 265-691, Derrick Rivers 234-605, Zachary Beckett 206-534, Mike Jacquet 241-619, JoshSchoonfield 167-414, Derrick Joyce 203, Jeremy Premeaux 235-627, Nick Smith 222-587, Debbie Schuster 176-464, Bubba Metz 256-663, Joe Duke 202-566, John Parent 221-557, Bonnie Maxwell 144-395, Austin Arsenault 221-586, Justin Cates 187-482, Gus Saba 149-389, Alan Kay 278-641, Jan Cates 153-433.• QUEEN TUMBLERS: Alice Barnes 214-587, Donna Kelly 151-417, Betty Shannon 179-513, Joyce Porter 135-399, Flo Benoit 159-449, Shelia Vaughan 151-418, Lynne Richter 173-438, Emily Davis 112-307, Frances Boudreaux 189-482, Donna Thomas 154-436, Cindy Campbell 201-487, Elsie Tweedel 143-406, Dot Font 146-415, Brenda Dodson 179-477, Chris Marze 190-506, June Badon 166-430.• GOLDEN OLDIES: Cynthia Williams 111-297, Gloria Divello 202-561, Bill Lawless 157-414, Gary Vincent 166-491, Randy Zampini 159-445, Phil Rogers 158-441, Cliff Mosley 201-541, Charlotte Banks 120-335, Beverly Wallace 126-324, James Pitre 244-629, CJ Moity 215-590, Maryana Kimball 166-468, Paul Vaughan 231-604, Mary Gravett 141-374, Bruce Powell 170-466, Hedy Zampini 182-478, Donna Clifton 129-332, Fred Clifton 149-415, VJ Willis 183-464, Venix Morris 165-463, Frankie Hall 193-518, Joel Freeman 108-282, Bill Allen 163-464.• MID-COUNTY MIXED: Bobby Abraham 160-426, Bruce VanBoskirk 174-424, Vladie Quirante 170-458, Resty Baluyot 165-430.• FUN BOWLERS: Johnny Simon 196-536, Robert Miller 181-441, Mike Free 181-513, Carla Hurst 132-369, Joe Hurst 157-439, Jeremy Jones 262-665, Diron Owens 199-518, Charles Venable 211-523, Darlene Knight 192-503, Anna Commorato 157-412,Joseph Commorato 213-552, Hope Miller 110-278, Micah Muller 204-560, Judy Lynch 173-436, James Pitre 210-580, Bill White 257-676, Joyce Cialona 184-494, Tyler Rikoff 223-602.• ENERGY COUNTRY FORD/ALLSTATE: Michael Peterson 179-425, Chuck Clark 175-430, Kody Rountree 207-509, Michael Chandler 201-579, Linda Morris 177-488, Laura Scully 193-532, Zim Morris 219-554, Kevin Gros 220-529, Sandra Windham 215-551, Buddy Sepeda 247-594, James Robinson 207-530, Houston Rideaux 218-546, Brittany Combs 139-361, Mary Jane Parsley 183-609, Jeremy Tremonte 203-515, David Bruno 258-662, Erik Postula 246-649, John May 185-462, Randy Young 188-512, Clay Mathew 278-657, Tammy Nick 178-483, John Tatroe 135-401, Shelly Moity 233-519, Bobby Clark 236-579, Ray Todora 222-614, Jake Glenn 236-666, Timmy Le 195-557, Huu Tran 208-481, Tommy Tran 192-490, Samson Pham 197-510, Kevin tran 204-564, Kayla Kay 160-463, Chris Kaufmann 204-520, Joe Duke 216-547, Georgia McElroy 130-342, Karen Bellow 191-534, Bob Bellow 222-574, Gerard Fresnido 173-455, David Pulver 213-460, rene Pulver 208-553, Andrew Pridemore 258-694, Tyler Rikoff 224-611, Richard Chichester 210-610, Blake Dugas 222-593, Trey Todora 242-674, Braden Grusecki 183-518, Chris Merritt 245-667, Bret Chipman 223-583, Rex Morris 215-507, Ryan Cooper 233-536, Rusti Girolamo 167-422, Theresa Beavens 177-466, Art Turner 268-648, Troy Girolamo 235-631, Jim Clark 160-415, Giles Broussard 162-431, Logan Cain 225-635, Mike Charles 205-578, Bill White 240-611, Jakeevan Sonnier 192-460, Gary Biegas 222-510, Georgeann Richardson 264-607, Wendy Medina 133-350, Austin Arsenault 193-543, Skipper Arsenault 228-590, Darrel Robinson 203-509, Mike Jacquet 224-603, Daryl Hughes 247-674, Charlene Wersig 187-509, Aaron Wersig 182-466, Zack Sonnier 235-620, DeanWersig 224-607, Branden Powell 237-633, John Allen 226-585, Jonathan Martin 255-652, Rick Hermsen 221-578, Trint Miguez 229-628, Chris Edwards 215-596, Joann Williams 197-470, Derek Williams 259-674.• STARS of TOMORROW: Cain Shaw 196-519, Blaine Seymour 205-570, Ryan Thomas 155-401.last_img read more

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Board to finalize no new fees budget in Tampa

first_img Board to finalize no new fees budget in Tampa A 2013-14 budget for The Florida Bar, which does not increase annual membership fees, and revisits the issue of hiring experts in personal injury and wrongful death cases to negotiate liens will be on the Board of Governors’ agenda for its April 19 meeting.The board will approve the proposed budget at its April meeting and an official notice with the proposed budget details will be published in the April 30 News. The board will consider written member objections at its May meeting in Sarasota.The proposed budget projects total revenues before investment income of nearly $37.9 million. The largest part of that comes from annual membership fees at almost $24.9 million. That compares with a budget of $37.3 million in revenues before investment income for the 2012-13 fiscal year with membership fees of $24.3 million.Projected revenues from various member services, including CLE programs, is projected at nearly $5.2 million, compared to $5.1 million budgeted for the current year. Another $1.5 million will come from advertising revenues from the Bar Journal and News, which is slightly under the current fiscal year budget.Expenses are expected to run just over $40 million for next year, up from $39.1 million budgeted for this year. The investment income is budgeted at $1.6 million for FY 2014 versus $1.4 budgeted for FY 2013.The largest expenditure for the Bar remains its regulation of the practice of law activities, which are budgeted at $17.9 million for next year, compared to $17.6 million this year. Those activities include lawyer regulation (the Bar’s largest program), the Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program, ethics (including the Ethics Hotline), legal advertising, and membership records.The Bar expects to spend $1.8 million on unlicensed practice of law operations, up slightly from this year, and $4.2 million on communications with the public and Bar members, down from $4.5 million budgeted this year. The communications programs include the Bar’s Public Information and Bar Services Department as well as the Journal and News. Also in the budget is $214,000 for the new Leadership Academy program.The lien issue comes after the Supreme Court last year rejected a proposed Bar rule addressing cases in which attorneys wanted to hire special counsel to negotiate medical liens and subrogation claims at the conclusion of a personal injury or wrongful death case. The special counsel would be paid a percentage of the amount they saved, even if that payment left the client paying both the original attorney and special counsel an amount above that allowed in Bar contingency fee rules.The Bar’s proposed rule said such an arrangement would be allowed with the client’s informed consent. However, the court rejected that rule and said it was the original attorney’s duty, when accepting the contingency contract, to also negotiate over those liens at the conclusion of the case.Information provided to the board noted that some liens, like those involving ERISA and Medicare, have become so complex that they have evolved into a separate specialty and may require separate litigation.The proposed amendment to Rule 4-1.5 requires the original, contingency fee lawyer to handle routine lien negations. But, the board has been told, “the amendments allow the lawyer in the personal injury matter to either refer the extraordinary lien resolution services to another lawyer or to hire another lawyer to handle the extraordinary lien resolution services on behalf of the client only when the referral/hiring is in the client’s best interests and with the client’s informed consent. The amendments require that any separate agreement to handle extraordinary lien resolutions separately comply with all ethical requirements of the fee rule.”That ethical requirement stipulates the lien resolution that an attorney may not share fees with the referring attorney.The amendments will be presented to the board for first reading in April and the board may vote on the changes at its May 31 meeting.On other matters, the Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics will report on its ongoing review of recommendations from the Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services. The Legislation Committee will report on ongoing activities related to the Legislature’s Regular Session.Additionally, the board will select one lawyer for a two-year term on the Supreme Court’s Bar Admissions Committee, and two lawyers for four-year terms on the Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims. April 15, 2013 Regular News Board to finalize no new fees budget in Tampa The hiring of experts in personal injury and wrongful death cases to negotiate liens is also on the agendalast_img read more

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Allowing the Mind to Wander Aids Creativity

first_imgScientific American: History is rich with ‘eureka’ moments: scientists from Archimedes to Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein are said to have had flashes of inspiration while thinking about other things. But the mechanisms behind this psychological phenomenon have remained unclear. A study now suggests that simply taking a break does not bring on inspiration — rather, creativity is fostered by tasks that allow the mind to wander.The discovery was made by a team led by Benjamin Baird and Jonathan Schooler, psychologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The researchers presented 145 undergraduate students with two ‘unusual uses’ tasks that gave them two minutes to list as many uses as possible for everyday objects such as toothpicks, clothes hangers and bricks.After the two minutes were over, participants were given a 12-minute break, during which they rested, undertook a demanding memory activity that required their full attention or engaged in an undemanding reaction-time activity known to elicit mind-wandering.Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Do animals from geographically distant areas speak the same language?

first_imgThe Washington Post:A friend recently asked me whether black bears in Appalachia have Southern accents and whether they have trouble understanding black bears raised in Canada or Alaska. Taken literally, those are notions more fit for a Disney movie than a scientist. In a more abstract sense, however, it’s a profound inquiry that fascinates zoologists and psychologists alike.Is communication learned or innate in nonhuman animals? Can geographically distant groups of the same species develop local culture: unique ways of eating, playing and talking to each other? I posed those questions to Darcy Kelley, a Columbia University professor who studies animal communications.Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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LNG Canada starts planning work for workforce accommodation centre

first_imgShell-led LNG Canada on Thursday said it is beginning engineering and planning work on its workforce accommodation centre to house workforce during construction of the proposed liquefaction and export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia.LNG Canada selected the Bird-Civeo joint venture as the contractor for the design and construction of the Centre, according to the company’s statement.However, the construction on Cedar Valley Lodge will not commence unless LNG Canada’s joint venture participants have made a positive final investment decision.LNG giant Shell said in February it is postponing final investment decision on its multi-billion LNG Canada project to late 2016 as the company is reducing costs and capital investment in a low oil price environment.LNG Canada, a joint venture company comprised of Shell, PetroChina, Korea Gas Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation is proposing to build an LNG export facility in Kitimat that initially would consist of two LNG trains each with the capacity to produce 6.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG, with an option to expand the project in the future to four trains.last_img read more

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Solicitor discrimination

first_img John Godwin , partner, Brown & Corbishley, Newcastle-under-Lyme I was unable recently to act on behalf of a client in a conveyancing transaction because my firm was already acting on behalf of her seller. The client instructed a local licensed conveyancer to act on her behalf. On speaking with her conveyancer a few days later, I was reminded that it is permissible in most cases for a licensed conveyancer to act for both buyer and seller, whereas solicitors are in general prohibited from doing so. Can anyone in authority come up with a good reason why solicitors are discriminated against in this way? I thought that with the advent of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society would now be able to fight our corner far more effectively. What exactly is it doing to end this discrimination?last_img read more

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Seroka joins LA

first_img“Gene Seroka is a dynamic, seasoned executive with all the right knowledge and skills to seize the opportunities and navigate the challenges of a fiercely competitive industry and ensure the Port of Los Angeles continues to thrive as a global leader in international trade,” said Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti. Seroka brings more than 25 years of experience in shipping, global logistics and executive management to the role. Most recently, he served as head of commercial in the Americas region for American President Lines (APL) Limited.Gene Seroka www.portoflosangeles.orglast_img read more

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