Monkey business in Danish Will 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 August 2000 | News Six chimpanzees have inherited £40,600 from the Will of an 83-year-old woman. The bequest will help fund improvements to their home in Copenhagen zoo. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has reported he could have injured strikers Christian Benteke and Libor Kozak back available in “a few weeks”. Press Association Belgium international Benteke has been sidelined since April, when he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in training with Villa that ruled him out of the World Cup and which the club said would require a minimum of six months’ recovery time. Kozak sustained his injury during training with the midlands outfit as well, the Czech Republic frontman breaking his leg in January. And asked on Thursday for an update on the pair, Lambert said: “I don’t put a time limit on it because their two injuries were really bad. “But Christian has started jogging outside, so he is doing well. Libor is doing great. “So a few weeks I think. What will help us certainly will be the international break.” Meanwhile, Lambert has made it clear he is keeping an open mind about Villa captain Ron Vlaar’s situation. The Holland defender, who impressed at the World Cup, has been linked with various clubs, including Villa’s Barclays Premier League rivals Southampton. He has a year left on his current contract, and asked on Thursday about the chances of Vlaar signing a new one at Villa Park, Lambert said: “To be fair to Ron, he has not come to us or anything. “We have had little chats here and there, but I think his main concern was getting back after the World Cup, getting fit and hopefully being ready for Saturday (Villa’s Premier League opener at Stoke). “That is where he has been. I have a good rapport with Ron, so I don’t have any problem with that whatsoever.” Then asked whether he thought Vlaar would remain loyal to Villa, Lambert replied: “I don’t know. “I’m not sure there is loyalty in football any more. So we’ll have to wait and see.”
by Aubrey BruceFor New Pittsburgh Courier I am not even going to fake that the following is an “objective” article. This is a piece about my personal experiences with Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ivan “Ike” Taylor.A few years ago I was invited by Herman Francois to come to New Orleans to cover Ike’s annual “Face Me Ike” youth football camp football camp in Greta, La. I was able to spend a week at the home of Mr. Francois, Ike Taylor’s uncle and surrogate father. During that week his other two uncles, James and Wade Francois were never far behind. This was almost an entire week dedicated to the community but it was filled first with family, then friends and last but not least the young and exuberant participants. Ike’s family and friends fulfilled almost every job from janitor to court jester in order to insure that the event was successful. This was a family event from beginning to end. For seven days, I was afforded not just a glimpse into the life of Ivan Taylor, I was given full access. I slept in the bedroom where some of his high school trophies and signed balls were kept. My bedroom had a full bath attached to it. Heck I did not want to leave after the week was up. The evening before I returned to Pittsburgh I dined at Morton’s Steakhouse in New Orleans with Ike, James Farrior, William Gay and of course “Uncle Herm.” These Steelers were just three young men out having dinner allowing me to tag along. Trust me; if I would have had to pay for my own victuals, I would have had dishpan hands for two months. My dinner was paid for not because I was special; the check was picked up because here were three young rich Black gentlemen showing an old grizzled sportswriter some respect and a good time. Trust me, they were, are and remain a select group of good hearted young men. They did not have to be concerned about me vilifying them because of a blown coverage or missed tackle. They laughed when a bit of food missed my mouth. They were exhibiting laughter that had a well, almost “schoolyard” childlike timbre to it. As the late David Ruffin of the mighty Temptations might say: “Not a sad word would their young hearts be saying [because] there’s plenty of work and the [NFL] was paying.”The Francois family is a very spiritual, hard working and close knit group. That closeness is significant and is the primary reason why Ivan Taylor has been successful in life. Taylor’s football family (who he is very close with), the Rooney’s are also a very spiritual, hardworking and loyal family. Their loyalty to Ike has been confirmed. Why? Because his recent signing with the Steelers was for an amount of money for which the final terms may not ever be fully disclosed.Ike Taylor is not perfect but in my opinion he always seems to be working toward and striving for perfection, whether it is on the football field or in his private life. He is not the sort of person with numerous warts who continuously insists that he be the one to handle the toads. He learns and grows from his own mistakes as well as the misfortunes of those who surround him. Ike is an associate of ‘Lil Wayne’ yet you don’t see him glorifying drugs and immorality or doing stints in prison. You don’t hear quotes from Ivan Taylor talking about “pissing or not pissing on the commissioner of the NFL” for any reason. Ike does not allow money to run him, he runs the money. Ike Taylor plays hard and prays harder. He refused to renegotiate his contract in the media. Trust me on this, he is the faithful, strong silent type.In the past, Ike restructured his contract for the sake of the team, allegedly more than once “taking one on the chin” for the team but he continued to deliver. Now it was the Steelers turn to restructure their fiscal “pyramid” and re-sign Ike Taylor for the sake of the team; the Steelers delivered, big time!When the Steelers signed Ike they did not just sign a player, they confirmed a sports “ideology.” Taylor is one of the heirs of the Pittsburgh Steelers legacy. He is a prince in the court of sports royalty. Am I really surprised that he was re-signed? No. Did I really think they could really re-sign him? No, because there were perverted dollars being dangled in front of him and as we all know, money talks and bull crap, walks. In the end it was Ike’s loyalty and values that kept him in the Steel City, not dead presidents. And in the end it was the Pittsburgh Steelers keeping their promise to Ike that if he did right by them, they would do right by him.“I would like to thank GOD, the ROONEY family, KEVIN COLBERT, COACH TOMLIN, and MY SUPER AGENT JOEL SEGAL for getting this deal done,” Ike posted on Twitter.All of the media “haters” who wrote that Taylor was a bum not even fit to collect an NFL paycheck because he has dropped a few interceptions along the way during his stellar career now continue to face problems of their own; their primary hardship being how to stretch limited salaries to pay the mortgage, buy food, clothing and to send their kids to college. Ike now has enough money to buy one hundred fully stocked supermarkets or to send one hundred kids to college.When Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu got paid, there were shouts of joy in hallowed press boxes across the land. When Ike Taylor received what he was due, there was an almost eerie silence. Flautist Hubert Laws released an album back in the day titled, ‘Say it With Silence’—great recording. Nuff said.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.)
National Show Hunter Hall of Famer Bernie Traurig was at Knightsbridge Farm in Middletown last Saturday and Sunday, where the renowned trainer conducted a riding clinic for local equestrians. A 2009 inductee to the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame, Traurig has competed in the upper levels of national and international competition in three disciplines: jumpers, three-day eventing, and dressage. As a junior rider, Traurig won both the AHSA (NOW USEF) Medal Finals and the ASPCA Medal Finals in 1961. His most famous mounts have been show hunters named Gozzi, Riot Free, Mink’n Pearls, Royal Blue, and Circuit Breaker, and his show jumping partners were Jet Run, Edenvale, Corsair, and The Cardinal. He won over 60 Grand Prix show jumping events and has represented the USET several times including the 1992 World Championships in Dublin. He has competed in eight World Cup Finals and has won the U.S. League four times.He is now based in California and uses his time to inform people through his website, equestrian coach.com, and teaching clinics.Training in the barn at Knightsbridge Farm
It’s official: the cloud is boring. While some of you already felt like cloud was BOA (boring on arrival), the reality is that it’s been causing all sorts of headaches within the enterprise. Until now.As Forrester analyst James Staten suggests, new product announcements from both OpenStack and Microsoft Azure got a muted yawn this past week, which is a Very Good Thing, as he explains:“[H]o-hum releases like these are signs of maturity that signal to enterprises that it’s now okay to invest. Let’s face it. Most enterprises are conservative. We don’t like to be first with any new, risky technology. That’s why we wait for the 2.1 release before trying something new… We’d like other companies to work all the kinks out of the system, live through all the stability issues and fix all the bugs so we can get a solid release to work with.” As much as people have tried to hype the cloud over the years, hype is precisely the opposite of what was needed to make cloud mainstream. As such, it’s arguably a great sign that cloud is about to surrender the hype crown to Big Data, at least as measured by Google searches (as pointed out by Timo Elliott): Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Matt Asay How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud In sum, for years we’ve known that cloud computing would be big. But that’s not what CIOs needed to hear. They needed to know that it could also be boring. We have arrived! It’s about time. As a Unisphere survey (PDF) of Oracle users indicates, cloud is becoming strategic within the enterprise, and much more pervasive. As the survey reveals, 37% of enterprise managers are running or piloting private clouds, which is a jump from 29% two years ago. More significantly, an additional 26% use public cloud services for enterprise applications, a big boost from 14%. This jibes with a new Barclays survey of 100 CIOs, which found them piling into the cloud. Indeed, cloud, second only to Big Data, topped the list of IT spending drivers: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Azure#CIO#cloud#enterprise IT#Forrester#James Staten#Microsoft#OpenStack Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts
‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “It’s not the way you start,” Alas said on the heels of a 114-95 drubbing of Blackwater at Ynares Center last week.There’s a reason to look at Phoenix’s league-leading 4-0 slate as a mirage of sorts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFor one, the team has plowed through the easy part of its schedule, knocking down teams it was supposed to beat—a preseason challenge Alas hurled at the Fuel Masters.“Before we can start figuring out how to compete against the top teams, we must be able to take care of the teams we’re at level with,” Alas told the Inquirer before the season started. View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Phoenix also had a strong showing in the elimination round of the Governors’ Cup last season, but failed to make it past the quarterfinals—a lesson Wright and his teammates hope to learn from.We’re still so far from where we should be,” Wright said.At the same time, however, Wright feels that this version of the Fuel Masters is exactly the team that will help the franchise make its mark on the league.“I feel it in my bones that we’re going to be something special,” said Wright. “We just have to keep at it.”The Fuel Masters will face the NLEX Road Warriors on Friday, looking for a fifth straight win against an opponent that is still feeling its way through its new roster.Game time is at 4:30 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena. Later in the night, Rain or Shine will battle NorthPort with the Painters hoping to keep in step with the Fuel Masters on top.The Painters have also been doing great, riding on throwback performances by former MVP James Yap and solid contributions from rookie Javee Mocon.On a sad note for Alas, he won’t be coaching against son Kevin, the NLEX gunner who lost yet another season after tearing his ACL again.That leaves NLEX, which is still dealing with Keifer Ravena’s suspension, trying to stop Phoenix behind JR Quiñahan and star big man JP Erram, an offseason acquisition. Gilas coach Guiao worried over availability of players Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting They’ve done that so far.But their schedule will begin baring its teeth once Phoenix flips its calendar. There, the heavyweights await. And the Fuel Masters have dealt with hot starts before, only to falter at the homestretch of their schedule.“We haven’t done anything yet. We haven’t done anything worth bragging about. We haven’t won a playoff game yet,” said top gunner Matthew Wright, echoing his coach’s warning that his teammates should not let their lofty perch cloud their goal.The team wants to roll into the playoffs with momentum, not just barely making it there gasping from the beatings handed out by league heavyweights.“We have to sustain this,” Alas added.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Calvin Abueva (right) hopes to help Phoenix soar past JR Quiñahan and NLEX. —AUGUST DELA CRUZSoaring in a way they have never had in franchise history, the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters have every right to feel good about themselves.But Louie Alas offered a warning that was timely and relevant.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes
Adam Johnson is a long serving volunteer of the South Australian Touch community. He takes on a number of critical roles include Central Scorpions Permit manager, films games at club, state and national level, actively attends and supports SA Heat at NTL’s, NYC and Alliance Cup and supports coaches at training camps, selections and training drills, filming and talent ID. Adams presence at competitions both state and national level and the support and encouragement he gives SA Heat teams continues to make a positive contribution within the Touch Football community.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp surprised by Moreno comments: He’s a fantastic professionalby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he was surprised by comments made by Alberto Moreno in the Spanish press.Moreno criticised Klopp for mishandling him being replaced by Andy Robertson as the Reds first-choice left-back.The German sympathises with Moreno’s situation, but he insists the 26-year-old has not confronted him personally.”Matt [McCann, press officer] told me about it! I’m still not prepared to say something to be honest,” Klopp told a press conference. “How I deal with things like that is usually; my door is not always literally open, but it’s always open if somebody wants to talk.”As long as they don’t talk to me, it doesn’t really exist!”But that Alberto is not happy with not having too much minutes, it’s obvious. The more important thing is he never shows it in any training sessions, he’s a fantastic professional and trains really well when he can.”The last couple of weeks he has had back problems and that kept him out of a lot of sessions. Yesterday was the first session it looked 100 per cent good again. That’s all.”
ESPN.Which team deserves to be No. 1 in college football’s preseason polls? According to ESPN, it’s the defending national champions – Alabama. ESPN released its updated preseason top 25 for the 2016 college football season earlier this month, and they’ve got the Crimson Tide at the top. Trailing Nick Saban’s team in the polls are Clemson, Michigan, Florida State and Oklahoma. Here’s the full top 25. Will Alabama win another one this year?1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Michigan 4. Florida State 5. Oklahoma 6. LSU 7. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Ohio State 10. Tennessee 11. USC 12. Georgia 13. Ole Miss 14. Oklahoma State 15. Michigan State 16. Washington 17. Houston 18. North Carolina 19. Oregon 20. TCU 21. Texas A&M 22. UCLA 23. Iowa 24. Miami 25. Louisville[ESPN]