Moran

27 Jun 19
Andrew Moran

The second edition of my book, The War on Cash, is out in paperback. With so much that has happened since when I first wrote this book, I thought it was time for an update. I added a few more pieces of information and published a crisper print copy – the first one was atrocious. […]

27 Jun 19
Dubois County Free Press

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery is hosting an exhibit of icons and drawings by Br. Michael Moran, CP. The show will run from July 2 through August 30. Although Br. Michael is proficient in many media, one of his specialties is painting icons. He translates this ancient art form of the Eastern Christian churches into […]

27 Jun 19
Great Teens+

“Unity is strength. Synergy is might. Teamwork is power.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo What is Synergy? According to BusinessDictionary.com,synergy is ‘the state in which two or more things work together in a particularly fruitful way that produces an effect greater than the sum of their individual effort’. Synergy is defined by Harris and Moran as ‘a cooperative or combined action, […]

27 Jun 19
packers past perfect

Next month, my latest book– Pioneer Coaches of the NFL: Shaping the Game in the Days of Leather Helmets and 60-Minute Men–comes out, and one of the coaches I cover, LeRoy Andrew, was born on this day 123 years ago. In a chapter entitled “Taking Flight: Curly Lambeau and LeRoy Andrew Work the Passing Game,” […]

27 Jun 19
FutureEnTech

Retirement communities have been popular for so long, mostly because they offer seniors a chance to start a completely fresh life. However, since there’s never enough clients, it’s critical for companies to offer accommodation and age surfaces and new clients. To look for ways to boost their retirement community occupancy. But what exactly can be […]

27 Jun 19
Irish Historic Houses

Open Houses Ireland 2019 Prompted by an article in the Irish Times,  https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/ireland-s-great-houses-the-homes-to-visit-in-2019-1.3857422, in which the author writes: “May traditionally kicks off the house-visiting season with many of Ireland’s great houses opening their doors from May 1st. More than 170 houses, gardens and buildings of interest welcome visitors for 60 days a year under the […]

27 Jun 19
Daily Republic

Jun. 27–It was a freak show that, justifiably, could’ve taken place under a circus tent, especially with emcee Sam Barclay screaming competitor introductions in a true showman’s fashion. If it had, the jugglers, clowns, escape artists, stilt and tight-rope walkers would’ve all watched in amazement. One by one, eight battled-tested warriors stepped onto a stage […]

27 Jun 19
Hurn Publications

In 2011, the Finnish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’. They sought to entice people to visit Finland and experience the beauty of this silent land. They released a series of photographs of single figures in the nature and used the slogan “Silence, Please”. A tag line was added […]

27 Jun 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
SANTA CRUZ — It was a freak show that, justifiably, could’ve taken place under a circus tent, especially with emcee Sam Barclay screaming competitor introductions in true showman fashion. If it had, the jugglers, clowns, escape artists, stilt and tight-rope walkers would’ve all watched in amazement. One by one, eight battled-tested warriors stepped onto a stage in the sand at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Wednesday night to showcase their incredible feats of face stuffing and digestion. The competitive eaters were greeted by a sea of applauding and enthusiastic fans waiting to be amazed. And, after 10 breathtaking minutes, they were wowed. Others though, admittedly, were left queasy. Pleasant Hill’s Steve Hendry, a 34-year-old plumbing estimator, advanced to the 2019 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest by scarfing down 25 dogs in the Santa Cruz qualifier. This slideshow requires JavaScript. The iconic Nathan’s contest takes place at Coney Island in Brooklyn on the Fourth of July. The women’s contest will air at 7:45 a.m. on ESPN3 and the ESPN app and the men’s competition airs at 9 a.m. on ESPN2. “It’s awesome,” said Hendry, winner’s trophy in hand. “I can’t wait to go. All I needed was this.” It was the first time the Boardwalk has hosted a Nathan’s qualifier. Fittingly, it came five days after the band “Smash Mouth” performed. It was the last of 15 qualifiers held nationwide. Hendry, wearing a black headband to prevent sweat from dripping onto his face, devoured the competition. San Francisco’s Sergio Raya (15.5 hot dogs eaten) took second and Redding’s Kirk Taylor (13) was third. Only the qualifier winner advances to Coney Island. “It’s something you watch every year on the Fourth of July, and I’m probably never going to make it out to Coney Island on the Fourth of July, so I might as well come down here and see the qualifier so I have somebody to root for next week,” said San Jose’s Gary Merrill, who coerced his wife, Susan, into joining him. Merrill later sent a message: “My wife feels ill after watching that up close.” She wasn’t alone. Many of the eaters stuffed their faces two dogs at a time. They followed that up with buns they dipped in water to ease their safe passage down. The competitors bounced, jiggled and shimmied to help deliver the goods down their gullets. Food was pasted to the cheeks and chins of some of the eaters, and saliva dripped from their mouths of others as they “chipmunked” — it’s an industry phrase — their cheeks with food. Five minutes in, several eaters wore a “something-is-going-to-give” look on their faces, a scary sight for fans standing against the railing. Still, it was worth the risk for many. Santa Cruz’s Paul Bohbot showed up early with his two children, Hunter, 13, and Tximista, 1. “I don’t any part of it, but I want to see it,” he said after rolling a stroller up close. “It’s gross, but I’m going to do it. (What’s amazing to me is) people’s sheer ability to do something they have no need to be doing.” Bohbot said he has watched the international contest on TV the past 15 years. “It’s gross but awesome every time,” he said. It could’ve been grosser. There were no accidents, also known as “reversing” in the sport. Hendry said he and an opponent vomited on stage after a hot dog competition in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2014 went to a head-to-head overtime. “I puked right before he did, so he won by default,” said Hendry, a College Park High alumnus. Also taking in Wednesday’s contest was the world’s top dog, San Jose’s Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. The Hall of Famer served as an honorary judge and is set to defend his title next week. “I was really bummed out that I wasn’t eating today,” Chestnut said. “When I saw the setting, on the beach, on a beautiful day, and there so many good people that were all into it, I was like, ‘Oh, my God!’ … I would’ve loved to eat and the hot dogs looked delicious today.” Chestnut won his 11th Mustard Belt in Coney Island last year after downing a jaw-dropping 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes. In doing so, he broke his own world record of 72. “I’ll never get that good,” Hendry said. “I don’t have the time to do that. If I do that full time, maybe I could get somewhere over 50. Thirty, I’m happy if I get around 30.” For much of the contest, the legendary Chestnut was barking in the ears of the eaters, encouraging them to stuff their pie holes with one more dog. “I think it was good, I probably got a little lazy,” said Hendry, after qualifying for the Coney Island event a fourth time. Hendry entered the competitive eating realm in 2012, when he was working as a bouncer at a bar. Outweighed by more than 100 pounds by a co-worker, he accepted a soft taco challenge and demolished his colleague 17 to nine. With dozens of competitions under his belt, the seasoned veteran, ranked No. 22 in the world by Major League Eating, made the most of his first visit to Santa Cruz. Hendry didn’t train the past week and he ate light Wednesday morning, opting for carrots, celery and coffee. After ingesting seemingly a year’s worth of saturated fat and sodium in 10 minutes, he said he’ll eat considerably healthier the next few days. He also works out routinely. For now, he’s going to enjoy the sweet taste of success. “I’m going to sleep well tonight,” he said. Contact Jim Seimas at 831-706-3256. TUNE IN Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest When: July 4; Women, 7:45 a.m., Men, 9 a.m. Where: Coney Island, Brooklyn TV: Women, ESPN3, ESPN app; Men, 9 a.m., ESPN2 The 2019 qualifiers Former champions: Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo Santa Cruz: June 26, Winner: Steve Hendry Washington, D.C.: June 22, Winners: Gideon Oji and Juliet Lee Queens, N.Y.: June 16, Winners: Adam Moran and Juliet Goldberg Norfolk, Va.: June 9, Winners: Darron Breeden and Doris Garcia Syracuse, N.Y.: 6June 8, Winners: Darrien Thomas and Katherine Wong Lancaster, Pa.: June 2, Winner: George Chiger St. Louis, Mo.: June 1 Winners: Derek Jacobs, Holly Titus Cincinnati: May 17 Winners: Ronnie Hartman, Sophia DeVita and Katie Prettyman (tie for women) Valdosta, Ga.: May 11, Winners: Adrian Morgan, Jocelyn Walker Denver: May 11: Winners: Juan Rodriguez, Sarah Reinecke Central Islip, N.Y.: May 9: Winners: Geoffrey Esper, Larell Marie Mele Las Vegas: April 27: Max Suzuki, Michelle Lesco Miami: April 20 Winners:Pablo Martinez, Kelly Wong Cape Coral, Fla.: April 13 Winners: Nick Wehry, Mary Bowers San Antonio: Feb. 23 Winners: Juan Neave, Kathryn Tesch      
27 Jun 19
U S Military History

June 27, 1950 – The Battle of Suwon Airfield was the first aerial battle of the Korean War occurring on June 27, 1950 over Kimpo Airfield and Suwon Airfield. The battle, between aircraft of the United States and North Korea, ended in a victory for the US Air Force after nine of its aircraft successfully […]

27 Jun 19
Sammamish Front-Page

The very long June 18 City Council meeting was a great example of the dismaying dysfunction this Council has shown for a year and a half. And it started with a typically aimless discussion about what flags to fly on the City flagpoles. In the past, flags from various groups, including those honoring veterans, have […]

27 Jun 19
Sports Cappers Picks

Looking for Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros free mlb predictions? MLB betting sees the Pirates taking on the Astros on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned…

27 Jun 19
Schmuck und Mineralienhandel

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Gerri Green Jersey . — Nick Saban says he remains “very committed to the University of Alabama” and disputed an account of his agents conversation with Texas early this year. The Crimson Tide coach was asked Wednesday about an Associated Press report regarding his agents conversation in January about possibly replacing Mack Brown at Texas. […]

27 Jun 19
heavywhalley

An official statement from the Moran Mountain Team: An update regarding the current rescue and recovery operation taking place in Nanda Devi. The recovery operation is made up of a 34-member team from Indo Tibetan Border Force and State Disaster Response Fund who approached the accident site via the Nanda Devi East Base Camp. A […]

27 Jun 19
Casey Handmer's blog

One aspect of life in academia is that it is surprisingly common for couples to suffer from the “two body problem”. This play on the Three Body Problem of classical mechanics occurs when the generally tough academic job market forces a couple to live in separate cities and often separate countries, sometimes for their entire career. […]