Local company supports mission to raise literacy in Dominica

first_img Share Presentation of the literacy items to the Roseau Primary School’s Principal, Ms RobertsIn cooperation with the Western Union Foundation, H.H.V. Whitchurch & Company, Western Union’s Agent in Dominica, has joined forces with Hands Across the Sea to help raise literacy levels in Dominica schools. Working together, three schools—Roseau Primary School, St. John’s Academy (Portsmouth), and Castle Bruce Secondary School—will receive literacy support during the 2013/2014 school year.On Wednesday, 30th October, a donation was made to the Roseau Primary School facilitated by the Lions Club.H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. donated USD $5,000 to support Hands Across the Sea’s Caribbean Literacy and School Support (CLASS) program.The donation was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Western Union Foundation via its Agent Gift Match program for a total grant of USD$10,000. The donation will help the identified schools to get new reading books to enhance their libraries.The joint support of the Western Union Foundation and H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd. will fund a large selection of brand new books from leading education publishers, such as Scholastic and Dorling-Kindersley, and Caribbean-niche titles from Macmillan Caribbean and Campanita Books, in a renovation of Roseau Primary’s and Castle Bruce Secondary’s libraries. For St. John’s Academy, the donation is funding new books. “We appreciate the hard-work and devotion of those who have been working on this project with us,” said Gerry Aird Managing Director, H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd. The Company, established over one hundred years ago, has and continues to support education, as it is a pillar of national development. “The Western Union Foundation collaborates with Agents to give back to the people and communities we serve,” Patrick Gaston, president of Western Union Foundation said.“H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. shares our passionate commitment to improving child literacy in Dominica. This commitment shows that they share our belief that the path to a brighter future for the children of Dominica begins with a strong foundation in educational programs,” Mr Gaston continued.Since its inception in 2007, Hands Across the Sea’s Co-Founders, Harriet and Tom Linskey, have been dedicated to raising the literacy levels of eastern Caribbean children, from pre-school to high school, through its CLASS program. In total, Hands Across the Sea has shipped over 126,000 new and near-new books and 285 boxes of teaching resources to 175 schools and community libraries, reaching more than 31,000 children. Hands Across the Sea is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the literacy levels of Caribbean children. Hands Across the Sea sends great new books and works with local educators and U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers to create borrowing libraries and sustainable positive change. 73 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary Local company supports mission to raise literacy in Dominica by: – October 31, 2013last_img read more

Welfare Division to host workshop & consultation on child abuse

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Coordinator of Child Abuse Prevention Unit, Jemma Azille LewisAs part of continued efforts at creating awareness about child abuse in Dominica, the Social Welfare Division has planned a Peer Counselors Workshop targeting secondary school students and a consultation with religious officials.The consultation with religious leaders is carded for Monday 18 May 2015 while the workshop for peer counselors is scheduled for Friday 22 May.Coordinator of Child Abuse Prevention Unit, Jemma Azille Lewis told Dominica Vibes on Friday 15 May, the aim of the workshop is to sensitize peer counselors on child abuse.“Let them know the effects, the behavioral signs, the physical signs and also to discuss the role of a peer counselor or peer helper at the school in terms of child abuse,” Mrs Lewis explained.This is critical, she stated, because counselors need to know what to do if their peers reveal to them that they have been abused. “It is our expectation that at the end of the workshop that the peer counselors would be better positioned in terms of the knowledge of child abuse and they would have a clearer understanding of their roles and responsibilities as peer counselors,” Mrs Lewis said.“It is not the first time we have done this and it’s all in an effort to create a greater awareness on child abuse,” she continued.Meanwhile, the Conference with the religious leaders will focus on reviewing a truth policy on child abuse. “We will be giving an update on what have been done with this policy. We are going to be asking the religious officials how they see themselves in the community, what you can do as leaders in the protection of children in terms of child abuse,” Mrs Lewis informed.She further stated that they will discuss with the religious leaders the roles and responsibilities of the church in child protection. Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Welfare Division to host workshop & consultation on child abuse by: Dominica Vibes News – May 16, 2015 Share 131 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Ducati Multistrada 1260 recalled – kickstands may break?

first_imgThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) together with Ducati North America have issued a very unique recall regarding the Ducati Multistrada 1260 models. Close to 500 models are affected by the issue where the kickstands may break.The 2018 line-up consisting of the Ducati Multistrada 1260, 1260 S, and Pikes Peak models are potentially involved in this recall at a total of 493 units. According to the recall report submitted by the NHTSA, the side stand manufacturing process was done incorrectly due to improper welding.Due to this improper welding, the side stand may potentially break at the weld between the tube and the upper forged part. Below are the full details of the report that is currently affecting the US market.Vehicle: 2018-2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260, S and PPProduction Dates: SEP 20, 2017 – FEB 13, 2018VIN Range: Begin – ZDMAAEKWXJB000050, End – ZDMAAEKWXJB002509 Not sequentialDescription of the Defect: On certain motorcycles, the side stand may not have been manufactured correctly. An improper weld that joins the tube to the forged part on the top of the stand, could affect the reliability of the component.Description of the Safety Risk: Due to an improper weld, the side stand may be compromised and separate at the weld. If the defect occurs, the side stand could break at the weld that joins the tube to the forged part on the top. The bike could fall down increasing the risk of injury.Description of the Cause: The cause for this is that the length of the tube may have been cut out of tolerance causing an improper weld at the joint.Identification of Any Warning that can Occur: None at this time.Description of Remedy Program: Official Ducati dealers will replace the existing side stand with a new one. This rework will be carried out free of charge. A Ducati North America Recall Bulletin is scheduled to be published to the Ducati Dealer Network using the established communication process. Owner notification letters are expected to mail within 60 days from the submission of this report.CLICK HERE to read the complete report.There’s still no news regarding whether this issue affects the bikes here in Malaysia. We will update once we have any fresh information regarding the matter. In the meantime, fellow owners who are concerned may check with their dealers or service centres pertaining to the issue of the Multistrada’s side stand.Dubai Police Gets Ducati Panigale V4 R–Ads–last_img read more

English Electric Balloon, Tulang Punggung Sistem Trem di Blackpool

first_imgSumber: Blackpooltram Bagi Anda para pecinta film Harry Potter, tentu Anda akan familiar dengan bentuk dari moda ini. Di salah satu adegan di film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry menggunakan Knight Bus ketika dirinya hendak bertolak menuju Leaky Cauldron. Ya, kendaraan sihir yang ditunggangi Harry dan rombongan penyihir lainnya memiliki bentuk mirip dengan trem English Electric Balloon. Bedanya hanya terdapat pada desain bagian depan, jalur yang digunakan, dan jumlah tingkatnya saja.Baca Juga: Ternyata, Tidak Hanya Bus yang Bertingkat, Trem Juga! Walaupun tidak sama, namun desain Knight Bus di seri ketiga Harry Potter ini dan trem English Electric Balloon sangatlah mirip, terutama pada bagian lekuk dari kedua moda ini. Nah, seperti yang dihimpun KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, English Electric Balloon merupakan jenis Double-Decker Tram yang dioperasikan oleh Blackpool Tramway. Memulai operasi pertamanya pada 10 Desember 1934, moda ini menjelma menjadi tulang punggung jaringan trem di Blackpool seiring berjalannya waktu. Lambat laun, English Electric Balloon pun makin banyak diminati oleh warga Blackpool sehingga pada tahun 2012 kemarin, otoritas setempat mengkonversi moda ini menjadi light rail network yang modern. Sama seperti kehadiran sarana transportasi publik dewasa ini, di awal kemunculannya, English Electric Balloon ditujukan untuk menggantikan peran dari mobil-mobil pribadi seperti Dreadnought yang berseliweran di Blackpool kala itu.Millennium Cars. Sumber: wikimediaDari total 27 armada yang beroperasi di awal kemunculannya, 13 trem ini memiliki desain atap yang terbuka, sedangkan sisanya beratap tertutup. Hampir keseluruhan moda yang mampu menampung penumpang hingga 94 orang ini memiliki satu buah pintu masuk yang langsung terkoneksi dengan tangga menuju dek atas. Di Blackpool sendiri, rute masing-masing moda ini ditandai dengan nomor yang tertera di badan trem, semisal 226, 712, 714, dan seterusnya. Seiring berjalannya waktu, modernisasi pun terus dilakukan agar moda ini tetap mengikuti tren yang berkembang.Jubilee Cars. Sumber: istimewaSebut saja Jubilee Cars, hasil peremajaan dari English Electric Balloon pada periode 70-an. Perombakkan ini terjadi karena otoritas transportasi setempat melihat bahwa pengaplikasian One-Man Operated (OMO) dapat mempengaruhi jumlah penumpang di dalamnya. Tidak bisa dipungkiri, jumlah penumpang dari moda yang mampu melesat hingga kecepatan 69 km/jam ini terus mengalami peningkatan setiap tahunnya.Baca Juga: Ternyata, Trem Listrik di Jakarta Lebih Dulu Ketimbang di BelandaMenyusul Jubilee Cars, ada Millennium Cars yang mengalami peremajaan direntang waktu 1998 hingga 2004. Perubahan dari moda ini terlihat dari bentuknya yang lebih memanjang sehingga dapat menampun lebih banyak penumpang di dalamnya. Di balik semua peremajaan yang dilakukan oleh operator English Electric Balloon, ada beberapa armada ayng dipertahankan keasliannya untuk berperan sebagai Heritage Cars.Bagi Anda yang tertarik untuk mendalami sejarah dari berbagai jenis trem yang popular di Tanah Britania, Anda bisa mengunjungi National Tramway Museum yang terletak di Derbyshire, Inggris.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedHindari Tabrak Motor, Pengemudi Trem ini “Lempar” Beberapa Penumpang15/08/2018In “Darat”Ternyata, Tidak Hanya Bus yang Bertingkat, Trem Juga!09/03/2018In “Darat”Serba-Serbi Trem San Francisco yang Melegenda bin Ikonik16/12/2019In “Darat”last_img read more

Kirwan picks World Cup candidates

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Japan coach John Kirwan unveiled a provisional 41-man list for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Monday.Kirwan will finalize his 30-man squad by Aug. 22 after the Asian Five Nations in April and the Pacific Nations Cup in July. The Rugby World Cup opens Sept. 9, with the final set for Oct. 23. Japan has been grouped with the host, France, Tonga and Canada for the first round.“We wanted a good balance between the experienced players who understand how we play and the young players who keep the enthusiasm up,” Kirwan said on the Japan Rugby Football Union website.Included in the list were captain Takashi Kikutani, Hirotoki Onozawa from national championship winner Suntory Sungoliath and Sanyo Wild Knights’ Shota Horie, the Top League’s most valuable player.Japan starts training in Miyazaki Prefecture on April 1 before facing Hong Kong on April 30 in its Five Nations opener. center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Ragland tried to recruit Ole Miss QB Kelly to Alabama

first_imgTUSCALOOSA — When Reggie Ragland stares into the Ole Miss backfield on Saturday, he’ll be looking into the eyes of a familiar face.Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland (19) causes a fumble by Middle Tennessee's Shane Tucker (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITAlabama linebacker Reggie Ragland (19) causes a fumble by Middle Tennessee’s Shane Tucker (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITAlabama’s senior defensive captain has long had first-year Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly in his sights, including when the two were highly-recruited members of the 2012 signing class.“I met Chad when I went to The Opening going into my senior year of high school so we been cool ever since then,” the former Bob Jones High linebacker said Monday, referring to the Nike-sponsored camp held annually in Oregon.“So it’s been five or six years now probably.”In all that time, Ragland has watched the talented but troubled nephew of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly from a far.Last year, though, after Kelly was dismissed from Clemson following a well-publicized dispute with coaches, Ragland led a recruiting effort to have Kelly join what would be a crowded quarterback competition at Alabama this offseason.“I tried to get him to come here, but he’s at Ole Miss now so I got to line up against him and play my game,” Ragland said of Saturday’s Top 15 matchup with the Rebels. “It’s going to be a fun matchup.”Kelly, who put up video game-like numbers last season at East Mississippi Community College, even made several visits to Alabama during the 2014 season.“I let Chad do his own thing but I knew coach (Nick Saban) was going to do a great job of recruiting him,” Ragland said. “I tried to persuade him a little bit but I didn’t fight too hard. I had to worry about myself at the time and getting right and staying focused at the time about playing ball.”Coming out of high school, Kelly was the fifth-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2012 class and opted for Clemson and working under up-tempo offensive guru Chad Morris only to be dismissed a year ago in April after acting out during the team’s spring game.Following a year at junior college, where he threw for more than 3,900 yards and 47 touchdowns while leading East Mississippi to a second-straight NJCAA national championship, Kelly opted for Ole Miss over LSU and Virginia Tech.But, according to Ragland, Alabama was another serious option for Kelly.“It was close, but he chose a great team to go to and I can’t fault him for it,” Ragland said.While Kelly appears to have solidified his place as Ole Miss’ starter, according to statements Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze made to SunHerald.com, Alabama’s quarterback situation is still somewhat undecided.Saban again refused to make any definitive statements regarding his quarterbacks, outside of indicating that the Tide could still use both senior Jake Coker and sophomore Cooper Bateman against Ole Miss, if that’s what is best for the team.“I think both guys need to improve, and we evaluate this on a day-to-day basis,” Saban said Monday. “We’re going to make the decision based on what we think is best for our team. If it’s to play two guys, it’ll be two guys. If we think one guy is going to give us a better chance in this game we’ll certainly play that guy.”That said, Coker appears to have at least a solid grip on the starting job after opening the first two games of the season.“We started Jake two weeks in a row, I think there’s a reason to that,” Saban said after Saturday’s win over Middle Tennessee State.But while Coker has performed admirably in back-to-back starts, it’s been Kelly with the eye-popping numbers working within Ole Miss’ high-powered attack. Directing an offense that is averaging a nation’s-best 74.5 points per game, Kelly leads the nation with a 233.97 quarterback rating and nearly 14 yards per pass while completing 29-of-40 passes (72.5 percent) for 557 yards and six touchdowns through the first two weeks of the season.None of which comes as any surprise to Ragland.“Oh, man I been on Chad for a while, so I knew Chad was capable of that,” Ragland said. “He back playing ball … and from what I’ve seen he’s doing his thing and I’m happy for him.”last_img read more

Watch: Hogs fans swarm Houston

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-17:2fd036ec79a4b54fbd0627a Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-926516-3964877343001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – After shutting out two SEC opponents this season, the Razorbacks are ready to shut out the Longhorns in tonight’s Texas Bowl game.THV11’s Mary Dunleavy was live on Monday in Houston and visited with the some of the Hogs faithful..last_img read more

Houston Colt .45s jersey back….

first_img 1,555 SportsLogos.Net Link to post 1,716 450 BlueSky Sign in to follow this   Location:Michigan 5,731 posts 8,272 posts Members Link to post I know the new owner is saying the Astros name will stay and the previous post stated this was probably the MLB’s doing but maybe just maybe Jim Crane wants to test out how the Colt 45’s uniforms would look and sell. It probably isn’t the case but I don’t remember seeing him saying they would keep the Astros name forever so maybe they see how the jerseys look and sell and maybe that has some sort of impact on the permanent decision on the teams name. He might not wanted to change names and unis for this season when they get a fresh start in the AL West which would be a perfect oppurtunity to make a change if indeed they change.This whole post could be completely stupid if he said anything concrete about the Astros staying the Astros lol my medicine helps forget things alot. Share on other sites Share this post 11,800 posts Posted February 18, 2012 10,452 posts 0 Recommended Posts 7 DEAD! Share this post 868 Posted February 18, 2012 Members Location:Eugene, OR It should always be Christmas in New Jersey Share on other sites Link to post Posted February 18, 2012 Share this post Ridiculous. They should wear it as it was or forget it.This does remind me though of something funny. When the Bullets changed their name, Jay Leno said something like, “Yeah, Washington’s basketball team is changing its name to eliminate the part that tends to remind people of crime and violence. From now on they’ll just be called the Bullets.” Sign in to follow this   Houston Colt .45s jersey back…. 2,227 posts Share this post 0 Location:Tampa, FL Posted February 18, 2012 Members Location:Washington State Houston Colt .45s jersey back…. Posted February 18, 2012 0 From the article it sounds like it was MLB’s decision. OK, so MLB wants to maintain a family-friendly environment? I would buy that argument if it wasn’t for the giant Viagra ads they put behind the batter’s box all the time and all the players that still chew tobacco (and this doesn’t even consider all the beer ads and the fact that three stadiums are named after beer companies). If I were the Astros, I would have just skipped them.They finally told players no more chewing tobacco during games and in post game interviews. Tony Gwynn should be a cautionary tale for all.Didn’t know about the tobacco ban. I still imagine taking my kid to his first ballgame someday and him asking what Viagra is!It’s the grown-up version of Flintstones vitamins… Members Share this post 394 0 Prev 42 Magnum Share this post 1,665 posts Share on other sites Posted February 18, 2012 sportstar1212 Perfect Zero Didn’t they use to have this wild western shows back in the heyday of tv? I remember it was a popular thing for kids to want to renact cowboy scenes … it’s not like they were seriously going to a handgun or anything. I think it’s ridiculous to want to change the truth about history … it’s like saying that segregation didn’t exist when it did. DEAD! 3 Favourite Logos:Grizzlies claw, Titans sword alternate, Expos, Members I think they did drop the name/gun in part for that reason.I’ll steal almost verbatim what Paul Lukas said: I don’t have a gun, I am not particularly fond of guns, I would not want an expansion team today with such a name (nor would it happen, and I think dismissing that as “PC” is too simple), but this is silly. Either you bring the jersey back or you don’t (assuming the firearm company / copyright is not the reason). The “smoking C” does look odd this way…I’d like to see the uniform accurately portrayed and if MLB or the Astros don’t feel it’s right to use the gun, then just skip it. 7 447 0 Share on other sites CFL/NPB/MLB/NHL/NFL Fan 216 posts Share on other sites Link to post lahaye7 0 0 Members Share on other sites OnWis97 5 Link to post I hate how these days everything has to be PC. This is just like last year when the Rays wore Tampa Smokers unis, they had to leave out the cigar on the jerseys. I hope they sell a Colt.45s New Era 59Fifty though. If you’re going to do a throwback, you should do it right… but seeing as throwbacks are up most of the time anyways, I just shrug at the removal of the gun. (or I’m just not up in arms about it) By johnnysama, February 18, 2012 in Sports Logo News Posted February 19, 2012 14,934 posts Posted February 18, 2012 DaytonBlue walkerws Share this post 3,972 482 SportsLogos.Net 42 0 d_hav 1,665 posts Link to post 42 Members 868 3 Share on other sites 1 Share on other sites Share on other sites 0 Members Members Location:Mid-America Members 0 Share on other sites 0 21 Share on other sites Link to post Saintsfan 0 Link to post All Activity 1 Someday… Old School Fool 3,972 Go To Topic Listing 19 Page 1 of 6   All Activity Posted February 18, 2012 0 Followers 0 Share on other sites 423 Sports Logo News Magnum lahaye7 Location:Mid-America nmsuaggie Share this post DEAD! BlueSky 5,747 posts charger77 johnnysama Link to post OnWis97 Members Raider Nation 0 7 Members Share this post Forums Home Posted February 18, 2012 Members 423 Perfect Zero From the article it sounds like it was MLB’s decision. OK, so MLB wants to maintain a family-friendly environment? I would buy that argument if it wasn’t for the giant Viagra ads they put behind the batter’s box all the time and all the players that still chew tobacco (and this doesn’t even consider all the beer ads and the fact that three stadiums are named after beer companies). If I were the Astros, I would have just skipped them. Posted February 18, 2012 Location:Massillon, OH 1,555 Share this post 2,975 0 4,436 Link to post Coast2CoastAM2006 winghaz 2,975 Link to post Location:California 13,322 posts Didn’t they have to drop Colt 45’s because the gun makers had the copyright for the silhouette? If so I’ll have less of a problem than if it’s a politically correct reason. 42 I wonder if this has to do more with Colt Manufacturing than with PC (which I agree is a worthless movement). If I remember right, that’s what caused the whole mess in the 60’s. Take a look at the logos…That smoke is worth a number of lawsuits. how long before this devolves into a thread about unfunny pc jokes? Posted February 18, 2012 Share this post Favourite Logos:Kent State, Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets primary 0 19 1,716 yep, soon we will be naming teams Wind, Rain, Sun, kittens, teddy bears, frogs, clouds, crickets, any color, lakes, flowers…or naming them after corporate sponsors. Big Macs, Whoppers, Soft Tacos. Link to post My son also happens to be named Bort! Share this post 1,433 posts 27,087 posts Share on other sites 0 482 2,975 Share on other sites Link to post Sports Logos Prev 447 Posted February 18, 2012 Share this post Share on other sites It’s sad. Welcome to the world of PC.What’s next? Can we no longer refer to Pete Maravich as Pistol Pete? 1,555 28,703 posts Share this post Link to post 1 Share this post walkerws 0 1,555 2 d_hav Share this post winghaz I’ve been thinking about this, and I still don’t know how I feel. The name itself is as much a gun reference as the logo, so why allow the throwback at all if you’re going to get all prissy about the gun on the jersey? Actually I kind of like the last sentence of Lukas’ piece. Surely a reason for throwbacks is to show progress and/or change? Seriously would anyone look at a baseball jersey with a gun on it and run out and buy a gun? Any more than someone would look at the Padres uniform and feel a vocation to a holy life? sportstar1212 1,555 447 Wonders why wonder why? 0 Link to post Share this post 1 johnnysama Memories… 6 DaytonBlue Favourite Logos:Islanders Fisherman 4 DaytonBlue Link to post Flyover Country Sports Logos Link to post Posted February 18, 2012 Posted February 18, 2012 394 Memories… 0 Share on other sites Followers 0 450 DEAD! 423 Boo! Location:El Paso, Texas pianoknight 28,703 posts Share on other sites Next Share on other sites Members Flyover Country how long before this devolves into a thread about unfunny pc jokes?The inspiration for this thread is an unfunny PC joke. Share this post 21 Link to post 42 Posted February 18, 2012 Posted February 18, 2012 Next 1 Members Members Old School Fool 2 charger77 Link to post 596 posts nmsuaggie Share on other sites Share this post 394 Saintsfan Share on other sites 450 Members 482 19 From the article it sounds like it was MLB’s decision. OK, so MLB wants to maintain a family-friendly environment? I would buy that argument if it wasn’t for the giant Viagra ads they put behind the batter’s box all the time and all the players that still chew tobacco (and this doesn’t even consider all the beer ads and the fact that three stadiums are named after beer companies). If I were the Astros, I would have just skipped them.They finally told players no more chewing tobacco during games and in post game interviews. Tony Gwynn should be a cautionary tale for all.Didn’t know about the tobacco ban. I still imagine taking my kid to his first ballgame someday and him asking what Viagra is! http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7586668In their last year in the National League, and for their 50th anniversary season, the Houston Astros will, at least for six games this season, will bring back a piece of their past with them- the old Colt .45s. Unfortunately (YMMV on this, however), there will be ONE thing missing from these jerseys: The gun (or, the Colt .45) prominently displayed on the front of the jersey.My thoughts: 1) I am on the fence about firearms, but this is just ridiculous. It’s a pertinent part of the jersey, and the team’s history! 2) It sure looks weird to have the smoke like ‘C’ in Colts w/o the gun. It just removes something from the jersey itself.Your $.02, people. Posted February 18, 2012 0 Location:Somewhere in between time and space 6 pianoknight 0 1,712 posts From the article it sounds like it was MLB’s decision. OK, so MLB wants to maintain a family-friendly environment? I would buy that argument if it wasn’t for the giant Viagra ads they put behind the batter’s box all the time and all the players that still chew tobacco (and this doesn’t even consider all the beer ads and the fact that three stadiums are named after beer companies). If I were the Astros, I would have just skipped them.They finally told players no more chewing tobacco during games and in post game interviews. Tony Gwynn should be a cautionary tale for all. 1,555 DaytonBlue Posted February 18, 2012 1 Sports Logo News Members 5,561 posts 0 42 Link to post Location:Georgia 1,716 Members Favourite Logos:Grizzlies claw, Titans sword alternate, Expos, 4,436 Share this post 21 Members Washington Bullets was a much, much better name than Wizards, too.They’ll probably petition the Raiders and Bucs to remove the pirate swords from their logos. 868 Forums Home Favourite Logos:Vancouver Canucks current/1980s/90s era, LA Kings purple/gold and Gretzky era, Mariners 80s and current, BC Lions 1980s, and Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970s/80s 4 5 1 1 3,972 This topic is now closed to further replies. I know the new owner is saying the Astros name will stay and the previous post stated this was probably the MLB’s doing but maybe just maybe Jim Crane wants to test out how the Colt 45’s uniforms would look and sell. It probably isn’t the case but I don’t remember seeing him saying they would keep the Astros name forever so maybe they see how the jerseys look and sell and maybe that has some sort of impact on the permanent decision on the teams name. He might not wanted to change names and unis for this season when they get a fresh start in the AL West which would be a perfect oppurtunity to make a change if indeed they change.This whole post could be completely stupid if he said anything concrete about the Astros staying the Astros lol my medicine helps forget things alot.It’s not happening. There’s no chance in hell. Page 1 of 6   81 posts Location:Fargo, N.D. Posted February 18, 2012 11,604 posts 4,436 Coast2CoastAM2006 Houston Colt .45s jersey back….last_img read more

Anderson, Trovinger pitch Mona Shores to a doubleheader sweep over Big Reds

first_img Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN 0 Bestseller ENDS IN Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Other ENDS IN Ads by Amazon (822) Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… × Twelve Share $37.99 Bestseller (117) MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 Displayed poorly Fox Sports Go Bestseller Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive $9.99 Bestseller Not relevant FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… × Other The League DEAL OF THE DAY × (31628) × Report a problem This item is… (34271) Other Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant $15.29$17.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… (657) Inappropriate / Offensive LocalSportsJournal.comThe Mona Shores baseball team took two games from Muskegon on Tuesday night in O-K Black Conference action. The Sailors won the opener 6-4 and the nightcap 15-0.Caden Anderson got the complete-game win on the mound in the first game, striking out 11. Kolbe Trovinger had a hit and scored three runs for the Sailors.Trovinger threw a four-inning no hitter in Game 2 while striking out four. Nick Debruin had three hits, four RBIs and scored two runs for the Sailors.Mona Shores improves to 8-7 overall and 2-3 in conference play. (17612) $0.00 Report a problem This item is… Other Shop Now Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Share Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY × Mail Report a problem This item is… Other 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … Bestseller (2) Displayed poorly Displayed poorly $14.99$18.00 Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Other DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Shares NBC Sports Bestseller $49.95 ENDS IN Not relevant Report a problem This item is… × DEAL OF THE DAY × Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN (7802) Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Not relevant The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… Bestseller × Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

Jordan Pearce helps Whitecaps with monster offensive day in 6-4 victory

first_img0 Report a problem This item is… $20.00$233.61 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN Bestseller Share (35309) ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (3879) × (1445) Displayed poorly Fox Sports Go Bestseller Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY × Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Other DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Shares Share Bestseller Not relevant Not relevant Other $14.99 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (5153) Other NBC Sports $0.00 (8133) × $9.99 Ads by Amazon × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive × $0.00 Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Inappropriate / Offensive Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Displayed poorly Bestseller Other Inappropriate / Offensive Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citru… $19.29 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Mail (32825) Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Sports Illustrated Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 Shop Now ENDS IN Other × Bestseller $22.99 Bestseller Ads by Amazon Displayed poorly Other Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Other Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY × Twelve (975) Lemedy Women Padded Sports Bra Fitness Wo… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive LocalSportsJournal.comThe West Michigan Whitecaps picked up a road victory on Sunday, defeating Quad Cities 6-4. Kody Clemens gave the Whitecaps a 2-0 lead when he hit a two run home run in the first inning.In the third inning, Jordan Pearce extended the Whitecaps lead to 4-0 with a two run home run of his own.After Quad Cities tied the game 4-4, Pearce brought home Brock Deatherage and Clemens with a two run double in the seventh inning with a double, giving the Whitecaps a 6-4 lead.Pearce finished the game with four of the Whitecaps six hits on the day while also adding four RBIs.Starting pitcher Tom de Blok took a no-decision, allowing three earned runs on eight hits while also striking out five in 5 and 2/3 innings.The Whitecaps will finish their series at Quad Cities with a day game on Monday, with first pitched scheduled for 2:15 p.m.With the victory, the Whitecaps are now 49-50 on the year and 13-16 in the second half, five and a half games behind first place Bowling Green for first place I the Midwest League Eastern Division second half standings. ENDS IN (832) DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller ENDS IN last_img read more