Ernest Jones

23 Apr 19
Down by the Dougie

Blackstone Edge is a  millstone grit escarpment, 1,549 feet high, in the south Pennines, surrounded by moorland, on the historical boundary between Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire and towering over the small Lancashire town of Littleborough. It’s traversed by the Pennine Way and was crossed (allegedly) by a Roman road. I’ve zipped past […]

23 Apr 19
Welsh Land Settlements

Whilst doing some family history recently I was able to access the 1939 Register which was taken at the outbreak of WW2 in September 1939 as an emergency census. Not all people are shown on it as many names are redacted although it gives a good insight into the people who were most of the […]

23 Apr 19
Reading Nook

About the Book: Any wish fulfilled for the right price. That’s the promise the organization behind The Desire Card gives to its elite clients – but sometimes the price may be more menacing than anyone could ever imagine. Harrison Stockton has lived an adult life of privilege and excess: a high-powered job on Wall Street […]

23 Apr 19
It's All About the Book

On Tour April 22 – June 22, 2019 Whether it’s Hollywood or DC, life and death, success or failure hinge on saying a name. The right name. When Hollywood script-fixer Charlie Loew is found murdered in a seedy flophouse with a cryptic list inside his handkerchief, Jack Marshall sends Walker undercover as a screenwriter at […]

22 Apr 19
Atherton One-Name Study

I never appreciated the true value of historical telephone directories for genealogy searches until I visited the Seattle Genealogical Society to scan directories containing Atherton ancestors. The organization is run by volunteers in the area of Sandy Point, Seattle to promote genealogy research and education. The volunteers were very helpful and one of them kindly […]

22 Apr 19
do gooder

Mission Directions for Youth & Families is building and inspiring hope, healing,and resilience for youth, families, and communities through counseling and education. Directions for Youth & Families provides culturally sensitive and effective counseling and educational programming to those in need in our community.  They provide 13 programs that specialize in a variety of issues including […]

22 Apr 19
Heritage Ridge Golf Club
Source: GolfWorld By Joel Beall Tiger Woods is beginning the second year of his latest comeback campaign, a return from multiple surgeries on his back. While Woods has remained relatively healthy over the past 15 months, precisely what caused Woods’ woes remains a debate. Some point to the staggering amount of swings he’s taken in his lifetime. Others assert Tiger overdid it in the weight room, former caddie Stevie Williams claims it is self-inflicted from Woods’ fiddles with military training, and parts of the Internet subscribe to more cynical theories. However, according to a new study, Tiger’s injuries—and injuries of other modern golfers—can be distilled to a far more elementary notion. In the latest issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, a group of doctors from the Barrow Neurological Institute make the case that the modern “X-factor” swing favored by many professionals may hit balls harder and farther, but it can also put extra strain on the spine. Comparing today’s players with legends like Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan, the doctors maintain today’s players are more muscular and have more powerful downswings, and this can put increased force on the spinal disc and facet joints, which leads to repetitive traumatic discopathy. “We believe Tiger Wood’s experience with spinal disease highlights a real and under-recognized issue amongst modern era golfers,” writes Dr. Corey T. Walker. “RTD results from years of degenerative ‘hits’ or strains on the spine resulting in early onset breakdown, instability, and pain. We hope medical practitioners, and surgeons in particular, will be able to diagnose and treat golfers with RTD in a specialized fashion going forward.” The group continues that, not only are current golfers experiencing more back injuries than their predecessors, but that they are victims to such issues earlier in life than non-golfers in their age range. This line of thinking is not new, as Phil Mickelson has long been a proponent of these findings. “You can play golf for a lifetime and injury-free if you swing the club like Bobby Jones did, like Ernest Jones used to teach—where it’s a swinging motion rather than a violent movement,” Mickelson said at the 2016 Masters. “A lot of the young guys get hurt as they create this violent, connected movement, and I don’t believe that’s the proper way to swing the golf club.” While the report can be worrisome for golfers both professional and amateur, other health experts maintain stretching and improving your core muscles can stave off injury. Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear says back discomfort can be avoided by “Strengthening the muscles at the bottom of the spine, and improve flexibility in the mid and upper back.” [av_hr class=’default’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ av_uid=’av-2xit4x’ admin_preview_bg=”] Link to article: Click here
22 Apr 19
The pop music charts

64. Billy Jones Gee But How I Hate To Go Home Alone Written by Joe Goodwin & James F Hanley One half of the Happiness Boys, Billy Jones sang Gee But How I Hate To Go Home Alone in 1922, released between the comedy duets with Ernest Hare In The Little Red School House and […]

22 Apr 19
The pop music charts

January 1923 Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise Written by George Gershwin Best seller Al Jolson – Toot Toot Tootsie Goo Bye The fourth year of George White Scandals, a revue show ran at the Globe Theatre on Broadway from August to November 1922 and featured the song Ill Build […]

22 Apr 19
The pop music charts

January 1923 Al Jolson Toot Toot Tootsie Goo Bye Written by Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman & Dan Russo Toot Toot Tootsie Goo Bye was another song that Al Jolson sang unofficially in his hit show Bombo. Some sources credit Ted Fio Rito as one of the composers but there was no mention of him either […]

22 Apr 19
Old Structures Engineering

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, New York’s municipal buildings were designed to impress, with an emphasis on architectural grandeur, even when the style was bizarre. After a period in the mid-1900s when quality and style suffered, we are now back again in the swing of good design. The picture above is the 1899 […]

22 Apr 19
Daily Republic

Everyone hates used-car salesmen. Everyone except maybe shareholders of Carvana Co., the online upstart that sells cars out of vending machines. Despite years of losses – and forecasts of even more red ink ahead – shares of the Tempe, Arizona-based company have headed upward this year. After falling as much as 57 percent in late […]

20 Apr 19
Some Things About Gold Coast

Posted January 27, 2019 07:15:00 A disused railway tunnel, rumoured to have been frequented by Gold Coast bikies and clandestine groups, has been reclaimed by local residents and artists who are now fighting for its preservation. Built in 1888, the Ernest Junction railway tunnel at Molendinar is a remnant of the South Coast railway line, […]

20 Apr 19
Dave Loves History

Remembering the 15 men who died battling a 60-day deadline to return the USS Saturn to its service as a World War II supply ship. Source: The untold story of the men who died on the USS Saturn at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in WWII – Military history – Stripes PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Tribune News Service) — […]