Man with ALS who received tickets to Super Bowl through Team Gleason dies the day before the game

first_imgFebruary 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Man with ALS who received tickets to Super Bowl through Team Gleason dies the day before the game Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailtfoxfoto/iStock(SHELBY, N.C.) — A man with ALS who received tickets to the Super Bowl through the Team Gleason Foundation was killed in a fatal car fire before the game.The Georgia Department of Public Safety said that Ed Cushman, 39, of Shelby, North Carolina, was killed on Saturday when the 2007 Dodge Caravan he was riding in caught fire on I-85 in Franklin County, Georgia, on Feb. 2. Ed’s brother, Robert Cushman, was driving the vehicle.The Department of Public Safety said Robert pulled over when smoke started coming out of the vehicle. Robert said that smoke began pouring out and flames erupted on both sides of the vehicle after he exited, and he was unable to get Ed out when the flames became too intense, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.“Eventually, I just knew that this was his time, and I just felt the presence of God saying, ‘Get out while you can. Save yourself,’” Robert told ABC affiliate WSOC-TV.Ed received tickets to the game through Team Gleason, a foundation which helps people with ALS and other related neuromuscular diseases. The group was founded by Steve Gleason, a former New Orleans Saints player who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, and his wife, Michel.“All of us at Team Gleason are deeply saddened after learning about the tragedy that resulted in the loss of Ed Cushman’s life,” Team Gleason said in a statement. “Our brief relationship with Eds family was filled with excitement, as Team Gleason secured the ADA Super Bowl tickets he requested. Like so many with ALS, Ed was passionate about living and he dreamed of going to the Super Bowl. We were honored to have played a small role in helping make that possible for such an amazing man.The organization told ABC News that it has given ADA Super Bowl tickets to people with ALS every year since Gleason was diagnosed. Cushman was one of three people who, along with their families, received tickets for this year’s Super Bowl.“Words cannot express how shocked we are for Ed and his entire family. We remain committed to our ALS community and Ed’s family in this time of incredible sadness,” Team Gleason said in the statement.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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In Brief

first_imgOUAFC President David Robinson has been announced as the coach for this year’s Colleges XI Varsity side to face the Cambridge Kestrels on Saturday 1st March 2008. Robinson, of Worcester College, is currently racing through his FA coaching badges, and has extensive knowlegde of college football going back to his appearance in the Cuppers final as a fresher in 1998.The sqaud will be selected over the next fortnight, and then will have two weeks to prepare to take on a Kestrels side that has been together for the entire season. The match also provides a great opportunity to get noticed by next year’s Blues captain – as this year’s strikeforce of Tom Howell and Alex Toogood have proved.by Nik Bakerlast_img

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Herbie Hancock Announces 2017 Summer Tour

first_imgHerbie Hancock has just announced a 12-date summer tour! Starting at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank on August 6, the keyboardist will head on to the Beacon Theatre in NYC, the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in DC, and so many more legendary venues across North America.Check out the announcement video below:08/06 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre08/07 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre08/08 – Washington, D.C. – Kennedy Center Concert Hall08/10 – St. Louis, MO – Powell Symphony Hall08/12 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Helberg Hall08/14 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens08/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium08/17 – Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center08/19 – Stateline, NV – Montbleu Resort Casino08/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre08/23 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl09/15 – 09/17 – Monterey, CA – Monterey Jazz Festivallast_img read more

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JRAD Debuts Charlie Monroe’s “Rosa Lee Mcfall” To Kick Off Cap Run [Video/Photo]

first_img“Rosa Lee Mcfall”Moving on through the set, the group performed another classic cover, this time of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City”—marking the first time “Atlantic City” had been performed since April of last year during their show at Denver’s Ogden Theatre ahead of the band’s arena debut at 1st Bank Center. From there, JRAD accelerated to the finish of the show, showing off what they do best by weaving “Slipknot!” across the second half of the second set. Jamming through “Franklin’s Tower” and “Help On The Way” before playing “Slipknot!” in full, the group ended the set with renditions of “Feel Like A Stranger” and “Let It Grow” ahead of an encore of “Touch Of Grey”.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/12/2018Set One: Jam -> Brown Eyed Women -> Jack Straw > Jam -> The Wheel @ -> Estimated Prophet -> The Other One # > Shakedown St $ -> Here Comes Sunshine JamSet Two: Rosa Lee Mcfall % (TH), Throwing Stones ^, Atlantic City & -> Slipknot! * -> Franklin’s Tower > Slipknot! * -> Help On The Way -> Slipknot! + -> Feel Like A Stranger @@ > Jam ->Let It GrowEncore:  Touch of [email protected] – With “Girl From Ipanema” (music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. English lyrics by Norman Gimbel) and “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) teases (MB)# – With a Purple Haze Tease (SM) & a variation (a really fast variation) on a Love Supreme (John Coltrane) jam (Band)$ – With a Brown Eyed Women Tease (SM), and The Wheel, China Cat Sunflower and Here Comes Sunshine Teases (TH)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Charlie Monroe cover^ – By Request for Joe’s sister on her birthday, with a Brown Eyed Women Tease and a Cats Under the Stars Tease (TH)& – Not played since Ogden Theater, Denver, CO 2017.04.28, a gap of 29 shows / 8.5 ish months* – Short snippets…+ – Full [email protected]@ – With a “Your Kiss Is On My List” (Hall & Oates) Tease (MB/Band) (I think. Will try to confirm when I speak with MB) On Friday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kicked off a three-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, marking the group’s first shows of 2018. Though it’s been nearly a month since JRAD last convened—the group’s last shows were in Boston in early December, as they forwent a New Year’s Eve run this year—the band wasted no time showing off their improvisational abilities, opening the show with a laidback and winding jam led in by a steady beat offered by bandleader Joe Russo. As the opening jam built, it eventually segued into “Brown Eyed Women”, kicking off the transition-heavy first set in full.“Jam” > “Brown Eyed Women”JRAD’s first set saw the group perform inspired renditions of “Jack Straw” and “The Wheel”, with the latter featuring teases of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and the Portuguese classic “Girl From Ipanema”. After a slow build through “Estimated Prophet” and “The Other One”, the set climaxed with a crowd-energizing cover of the beloved disco-tinged tune “Shakedown Street”. Mirroring the start of the show, the band ended set one with a jam, this time built around 1973’s “Here Comes Sunshine”.While set one saw the band settling into the space and the performance, set two saw JRAD expanding and taking more of the musical risks the group is known for. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened the set with the group’s debut cover of Charlie Monroe’s “Rosa Lee Mcfall”, a number the Grateful Dead recorded and released on 1981’s Reckoning. Following this set-opening debut, the group played a soulful rendition of “Throwing Stones”. Ahead of the tune, Joe Russo took a minute to shout out his sister on her birthday, expressing his love for her before noting that the song was a request from her. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/12/2018 | Photos: Andrew Scott Blacksteincenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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2001: Science.

first_imgResearchers, Unique Facility Fight Toxin in Peanuts (March 22, 2001) – Researchers at the Georgia Envirotron in Griffin, Ga., say the unique facility is helping them fight a costly foe of the peanut industry.Knowing a Little Biology Helps Fight Ants (March 28, 2001) – When you make your spring chore list, don’t forget to “feed” the ants. To fight ants properly, University of Georgia experts say you have to know a little ant biology.The GMO Controversy and the Ivory Tower (April 3, 2001) – In the age of the Internet and laser eye surgery, most people would agree with scientists that basic research and resulting technologies help society. But when technology has fallen short — from Three Mile Island to mad cow disease – the public has come face-to-face with science’s fallibility.One Wood Chip or Two? New ‘Sugar’ Source (April 4, 2001) – Would you like one or two wood chips to sweeten your coffee? How about sweetening your cereal with a few cottonseed hulls?Brave New Herd: UGA Unveils Cloned Calves (June 26, 2001) – After almost two years of research, University of Georgia scientists have successfully cloned eight healthy calves.Farm-crop Fuel May Become Industrial Cleanser (August 1, 2001) – Fuel made from farm crops has been around for years, but a University of Georgia agricultural engineer has found they make great industrial strength cleansers, too.Researcher Uses DNA to Track Termites (September 18, 2001) – Knowing which termites are kin and where they’ve been may be the key to more effectively controlling the pests. And scientists are closing in. They’re using DNA technology to track their travels and find their family trees.Scientists Getting to Point of Pollution (September 24, 2001) – Walk along the banks of the Savannah River. Fish the Chattahoochee. Swim in the Flint. Chances are you’ll see a sign warning of the potential risk due to pollution. But often, it’s not easy to determine exactly where that pollution is coming from.Electric Water Kills Plant, Food Pathogens (September 28, 2001) – A University of Georgia scientist has found an environmentally friendly product nurserymen can use to kill plant diseases. What is it? Water.Scientist Searching Genes in Self-cloning Plants (November 13, 2001) – A tool that could potentially improve the efficiency, yields and quality of agriculture around the world has remained elusive to commercial farming. But a University of Georgia researcher in Tifton, Ga., is trying to change that.Newfound Protein May Help Control Fire Ants (November 16, 2001) – University of Georgia scientists have discovered a protein in fire ants that may lead to a new way of using their own biology against them. The protein is linked to red imported fire ants’ senses of smell and taste.Scientists Complete Peanut Molecular Map (November 26, 2001) – University of Georgia researchers have completed the first comprehensive molecular map of the peanut plant. Like a roadmap, it will give scientists the directions they need to develop better varieties for farmers and better products for consumers.Study Paves Way to Water-efficient Cotton (December 18, 2001) – A six-year study by University of Georgia and Israeli scientists has paved the way to cotton varieties that can brave the weather’s whims by using water better.last_img read more

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U.S. Offers Fifty Million Dollars for Information on Ten Mexican Drug Traffickers

first_img The statement also indicates that “The Zetas” “evolved from a small group of deserters from the Mexican Special Forces into a ruthless security force for the entire Gulf Cartel and have become a significant drug trafficking organization in their own right.” The State Department recalls in a press release that the Gulf cartel “controls most of the cocaine and marijuana trafficking through the Matamoros, through the Mexican corridor,” on Mexico’s eastern border with the United States. The wanted members of the cartel are Heriberto Lazcano-Lazcano, Antonio Ezequiel Cárdenas-Guillén, Miguel Treviño Morales, Mario Ramírez-Treviño, Gilberto Barragán-Balderas, Juan Reyes Mejía-González, Alejandro Treviño Morales, and Samuel Flores Borrego. Since the creation of the Narcotics Rewards Program in the 1980s, the State Department has paid more than forty-four million dollars in rewards to individuals whose information has helped to bring some of the main Mexican drug traffickers to justice. With this action the State Department, in coordination with the Justice Department, is offering rewards of up to five million dollars for information leading to the arrest of each individual on the list, by virtue of the Narcotics Rewards Program. Among them are Juan García Abrego, Óscar Malherbe de León, and Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, three of the original leaders of the Gulf cartel. The members of “The Zetas” are Jesús Enrique Rejon-Aguilar and Aurelio Cano Flores. By Dialogo July 22, 2009 Washington, July 20 (EFE).- The United States is offering a total of fifty million dollars as a reward for information leading to the capture of ten members of the Mexican Gulf cartel and its armed wing, known as “The Zetas,” the State Department announced today. last_img read more

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3 marketing obstacles facing credit unions

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Financial institutions need to re-evaluate their marketing strategies to better position themselves for growth. In this highly fluid, ever-changing environment, marketers must constantly be considering new opportunities, strategies and technologies. To maintain brand awareness, increase acquisition efforts and improve retention, here are three key questions that financial institutions should be asking themselves.by: Carie Schelfhaudt1. Do You Know Your Member?Your clients are expecting, nay, requiring the ultimate member experience. Because of this, your members must be at the center of everything you do. This means investing in better technology, evaluating a better online experience, and creating better products that focus on the needs of your customers. You will need to provide adequate banking whenever and wherever a member wants it by anticipating their needs. This can be started by revamping your CRM system and integrating social media feedback into your member service strategy. Know why your members use your products and when they need your services in order to better anticipate when and where they need assistance from you.By understanding the triggers that assist members in making purchase decisions, you can create targeted advertising based on those specific triggers. Smart marketing plans for 2015 include the development of custom audiences for target marketing programs that can be used for additional, incentive-based advertising. Start by creating custom retargeting lists from custom groups of people that have interacted with your website. These custom lists can be uploaded to ad platforms such as Google, Facebook and Twitter for highly-targeted, customizable ads for these specific groups of people who took certain actions on your credit union’s website. This tailored content has proven to resonate significantly more than general content, and can be the foundation for an incentive-based marketing strategy. continue reading »last_img read more

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Golf Range opened in ACI marina Dubrovnik

first_imgIn the ACI marina Dubrovnik, a beautiful green area has sprung up on the surface of a tennis court, created for enjoyment and relaxation during golf practice and a break from cruising, ie a new Golf Range practice area.With this innovative project, ACI Marina Dubrovnik has become the first marina on the Adriatic to offer such unique content to its guests. On the occasion of the opening of the Golf Range, the director of ACI, Kristijan Pavić, pointed out: “We thought that this was a nice opportunity, above all to raise the tourist attraction of Dubrovnik and for visitors who love golf clubs. This project complements the nautical offer of the ACI marina Dubrovnik, but is also open to all citizens and tourists who come to our city.”The project of building “GOLF RANGE CONCEPT” is the latest idea to build a golf practice area on the size of a tennis court. With its innovation and well-developed concept, the Golf Range Concept promotes golf and makes it accessible to all, and consists of a golf driving range and a mini golf course that includes all elements of a professional golf course where all shots from real golf courses can be practiced. “This is my first time in this part of Croatia and I must say that I am very glad, I came here for golf. I am glad that golf has descended a little lower than Stubreč in Croatia, and I hope that one day real golf will spring up in this part of Croatia as well.”Said professional golf coach Bogdan Palovšnik.The Golf Range Concept project was built on the surface of a tennis court, ie on approximately 600-800 m2. In the construction of the golf practice, the most modern materials and artificial grass intended for golf were used, which gives the possibility for the golf practice to be open all year round.last_img read more

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Planning: Project Vauxhall is the driving force in Kennington

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USS: Mark-to-market to blame for pension funds’ failure on infrastructure

first_imgShe highlighted the different method Canadian pension schemes take to mark to market, and the Australian perpetual structures approach, as a reason why they can accommodate allocations above 60%. Graham, who worked at the £40.2bn BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) before joining USS, said: “We cannot take advantage of this. I explained this to the UK government, which could not understand why we weren’t buying more like the Canadian [pension funds]. It is a balancing act, and we’re forced into this position.”USS allocates around 5.1% of its assets to infrastructure, but this is less than half the allocation to private capital markets and lower than its allocation to Japanese equities.The scheme has made several high-profile UK infrastructure purchases, including a stake in the UK’s air traffic control service and an airport in south-west England.It was reportedly in line to purchase the government’s stake in Eurostar, the UK/Continental train operator, before being pipped to the company by Canadian fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).However, Hermes Infrastructure did acquire a 10% stake on behalf of several UK schemes including the BTPS.Defending mark-to-market accounting, Ian McKinlay, investment director for the nearly £15bn (€20.4bn) Aviva Staff Pension Scheme, said closed defined benefit (DB) schemes should adhere to the system to ensure pension payments are met.He did, however, suggest that open schemes, such as USS, should be regulated more as endowments are.“The reality for me, with a closed scheme, is that I have to get the last cash flow, and the clock is ticking,” he said.“In that environment, mark-to-market makes more sense because I have fiduciary obligation to make sure the probability of paying the pensions is as high as possible.”Stefan Dunatov, CIO at Coal Pension Trustees, which manages £20bn in assets for the UK’s formerly nationalised coal industry pension funds, said mark-to-market was forcing pension funds to buy UK Gilts, instead of other assets, unnecessarily.He said the regulatory standards meant schemes always preferred buying Gilts, in order to be hedged.“You get into a situation where everyone might say they are liability-matched, but they’re not because it cannot possibly be,” he said. “We need to rebalance the regulatory culture.” The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has cited the requirement to use mark-to-market accounting for scheme assets and liabilities as a major barrier to increasing UK pension funds’ allocation to infrastructure.The £41.6bn (€50.3bn) pension fund for the UK’s higher-education sector invests in infrastructure but said mark-to-market regulations prevented the scheme from investing in more long-term projects.Speaking at the London conference, The Investment Agenda, Kathryn Graham, USS’s head of strategy coordination, said she resented pension schemes being “constantly berated” for not being more long term in light of the circumstances.Graham said she was always surprised at the level of infrastructure in Canadian and Australian pension funds, but that their accounting structures explained why allocations significantly outstripped those of the USS.last_img read more

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