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25 Jun 19
Dallas Estate Sellers

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12 Jun 19
The Treason Felony Blog

The death of veteran Belfast republican Billy McKee has been reported this morning. Born in 1921, he had joined Fianna Éireann in his teens against the backdrop of intermittent violence in the 1930s. He was then arrested in the McKelvey Club in Rockmount Street in November 1938 along with twenty-three others. The McKelvey Club was […]

09 Jun 19
The Denver Post
To many country music outsiders, Garth Brooks is one of life’s greatest mysteries. How has a dad-jeaned balladeer from Tulsa moved more albums in the U.S. than any other artist in the world beside The Beatles? And, some 20 years after his heyday, still selling out stadium tours? The answer was blowing in the cool wind that cut through Mile High Stadium on Saturday, where a record-breaking 84,000 fans gathered under a slate of clouds to give Brooks what he’d call the greatest night of his career, striking up his 11-piece band to mine an immense catalogue of country-FM gold for a career retrospective. But first, they had to get there. Traffic was a bear — “Expect Delays: Garth Brooks Concert,” a CDOT sign on Speer read — and then there was the matter of squeezing into the stadium itself. Thirty minutes before showtime, fans cracked beers in a massive line for field seating that snaked around the concourse, bonding over the annoyance. That would be just a teaser for the human traffic jam inside the tunnel, though, a powder keg of drunk, impatient people jammed into a too-small egress. “I’m gonna puke!” a woman yelled, trying to push upstream toward the exit. Elsewhere, a pair nearly came to blows after one bumped the other trying to slide by. After 10 minutes, the end was near. “I feel air,” a woman said, hopeful the nightmare was almost over. Sure enough, just as we let out onto the field, it was showtime. Brooks emerged from the floor singing “All Day Long,” cowboy hat flaring in the spotlight. The four LED pillars that marked the corners of the stage, which was in the round, egged the crowd on with a graphic that mimicked a decibel reader. They wouldn’t need it. “You guys are serious about this one,” Brooks said during one of many taking-it-in moments between songs. Brooks is as famous for his concerts as he is for his songs, and it’s easy to see why. Throughout roughly two hours of hits –“Two Pina Coladas,” “The Beaches of Cheyenne” and “Thunder Rolls” were in the mix — he played each as if the world was slated to end at a quarter past midnight. If his voice went out, it would have been from screaming in admiration for the crowd, not warbling “The River.” He doffed his cowboy hat so many times it left a black streak on his forehead. Aside from the typical fan service, Brooks pulled out a few unexpected tributes, too. Over “We Shall Be Free,” the top seating section of Mile High Stadium strobed the colors of the rainbow in recognition of Pride Month. For “Friends in Low Places,” he brought out one of the studio musicians that wrote parts for his hit songs and but never gets to perform them live. It was a high-water mark for the night, as fans sang the choruses sans Brooks — “think I’ll slip on down to the ohhh-ay-sis” — beer raised with a boot on the seat. Charging toward the encore, Brooks again screamed in appreciation, calling the evening “the greatest night of (his) career.” View this post on Instagram Epic is an understatement! Denver, YOU just gave me the GREATEST night of my career! THANK YOU!! love, g #GARTHinDENVER A post shared by Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) on Jun 8, 2019 at 10:21pm PDT It’s easy to assume this level of gratitude is disingenuous, and many do. Podcast host Joe Rogan and comedian Tom Segura made a bit out of Brooks’ insanely amiable public persona, insisting there just has to be skeletons hiding behind all those Rockmount shirts in his closet. Right? What’s scarier — especially to them — is that Brooks might actually just be that pure. Before playing “Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),” Brooks explained to the crowd that they’d be recording it for Triple Live, a sequel to his popular Double Live album, a treat to the city he considers one of the song’s earliest adaptors. To make it work on tape, we’d need to make ourselves heard — first, after the intro guitar solo and then again, even louder, after the fiddle solo. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The song struck up, there went the guitar solo and the crowd cheered. Then, after the fiddler took the spotlight, a roar went up you could feel in your spine. Downstage, Brooks hunched over and pinched his eyes, a swell of emotion threatening to burst the dam. It wasn’t a jumbotron moment, too quiet and organic to be taken for anything other than a person feeling a hit of love from 84,000 fellow human beings. It lasted a second; he socked it away and sang: “To sleep would be best, but I just can’t afford to rest / I’ve got to ride in Denver tomorrow night.” The verse rang out clear, even if his eyes were a little cloudy.
06 Jun 19
Cork Golf News

Monkstown’s Sean Desmond won the Munster Students title in Tipperary today, holding onto his second round lead.   It was a steady round for Desmond, on hiw way to a first championship win.  A birdie on the fourth put him into the red on -1 for the tournament, but he bogied the next hole to go back […]

24 May 19
Thrive Global
Not all CEOs were as young as Mark Zuckerberg when their businesses took off.Some of the biggest names in business didn’t have their million-dollar ideas until their late 30s or past their 40s.CEOs like Ray Kroc (McDonald’s), Sam Walton (Walmart), and Robin Chase (Zipcar) all founded their companies after a series of setbacks in their youths. Many business leaders found success early in life, some before turning 30 (think Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey). Other chief executives, however, didn’t get a big break until after 30 or 40. Many of them worked odd jobs before they found their true calling, or they struggled as entrepreneurs for years before a business idea took off. Despite many setbacks, entrepreneurs like Ray Kroc (McDonald’s), Sam Walton (Walmart), and Robin Chase (Zipcar) all made their businesses successful. Here are 10 CEOs who didn’t find success until later in life. Gary Heavin founded Curves Fitness in his late 30s Gary Heavin founded Curves Fitness, the women’s-only gym, with his wife Diane in 1992, when he was in his late 30s (Heavin was born sometime in the mid-1950s). Curves would go on to open another 10,000 locations by 2006, its commercial peak. Today, Curves has only 409 locations, and Heavin has turned his focus to producing Christian films like “Amerigeddon.” Robin Chase helped start Zipcar at age 42 Robin Chase worked as a consultant before cofounding car-rental company Zipcar in 2000, at age 42. Zipcar was based on the concept of renting cars in a quick and affordable way before smartphones made car-sharing even easier. The very first Zipcar sat outside Chase’s Massachusetts home, and a set of keys was hidden under a pillow on her front porch. Zipcar went on to be valued at $1.2 billion when it went public in 2011. After leaving Zipcar in 2003, Chase continued building transportation companies like Buzzcar and GoLoco. Ray Kroc met the McDonald brothers at age 52 Ray Kroc helped create the biggest fast-food chain in history, McDonald’s — but he didn’t meet the McDonald brothers until 1954, when he was 52 years old. Dick and Mac needed a franchising agent to expand their store to new locations, and Kroc saw his big opportunity. After 30 years of odd jobs (paper-cup salesman, piano player, milkshake-mixer salesman), he founded McDonald’s Systems Inc. in 1955. Since then, McDonald’s has opened over 36,000 eateries and feeds 70 million people a day. Safra Catz joined Oracle at age 39 Safra Catz has been with computer-tech company Oracle since 1999, joining their board of directors when she was 39. Before joining the company, she was a banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She quickly climbed the corporate ladder and served as CFO, and is now co-CEO along with Max Hurd. Catz was named the world’shighest-paid female CEO in 2017, the year she earned $40.9 million. Momofuku Ando of Nissin Foods invented instant ramen at age 48 Momofuku Ando founded Nissin Foods as a salt company in the aftermath of World War II. However, Japan was in desperate need of food after the war, prompting Ando to invent instant ramen noodles in 1958 at age 48. Ando lived to be 96, when he died in 2007. He credited his old age to eating chicken-flavored instant ramen every single day until his death. Tim and Nina Zagat published their famous guide when both were in their 40s Tim and Nina Zagat met at Yale Law School, where they both graduated in 1966. They got married, moved to New York, and became corporate lawyers. Years later, while they were living and working in Paris, they made a hobby of compiling a list of their favorite restaurants in the city, which eventually became the Zagat Survey. The first Zagat guide was published in 1982, when the Zagats were in their 40s, and enjoyed years of success. In 2011, Zagat was acquired by Google, though the company sold the brand to The Infatuation in 2018 for an undisclosed amount. Jack Weil founded Rockmount Ranch Wear at age 45 Jack Weil founded Rockmount Ranch Wear, the cowboy-wear brand in 1946, when he was 45. His designs became iconic and transformed Western fashion for modern people — snap-on buttons, saw-tooth pocket designs, and even the bolo tie. Before founding his stores, he was a garter salesman. He remained the CEO until his death in 2008 at the age of 107. He was the oldest working CEO in the US. Lynda Weinman founded Lynda.com at age 40 Lynda Weinman founded Lynda.com with her husband, Bruce Heavin, in 1995, when Weinman was 40. Lynda.com, an online training library for computer skills, was bought by LinkedIn in 2015 for $1.5 billion. Before her big break, Weinman had several jobs: She opened two retail stores in Los Angeles, then became a digital animator for Dreamquest. She also taught digital media at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Sam Walton opened the first Walmart at age 44 Ever wondered where the “Wal” in Walmart came from? Sam Walton was 42 when he opened the first Walmart in 1962. Before starting his retail empire, Walton had a reasonably successful career in retail management. The first Walmart (based in Rogers, Arkansas) was called Wal-Mart Discount City. Today, there are 11,368 Walmart stores worldwide, which produce over $500 million in revenue each year. Wally Blume found success with Denali Flavors at age 57 Wally Blume has said he had neither the time nor the money to start his own business until he was 57. Before then, he worked in new product development for a supermarket chain, and even looked into a franchise cheese store. He developed his ice cream flavor, Moose Tracks, on the side, with the help of a few friends. Moose Tracks eventually became a hit, leading to Denali Flavors, Blume’s now booming ice cream company. Originally Published on Business Insider. More from Business Insider: 6 science-backed reasons you keep procrastinating — and what you can do to beat it once and for all 10 expert tips for wowing a hiring manager to land the job of your dreams I asked experts how to be healthier — here are the 8 best tips they gave me Follow us here and subscribe here for all the latest news on how you can keep Thriving. Stay up to date or catch-up on all our podcasts with Arianna Huffington here.
17 May 19
GREYHOUNDINFO

Draw complete for opening round of the Derby BY JIM CREMIN Star Sports, Arc and LPS Derby first round Friday May 24 Heat 1 1 Sporting Dave 2 Sunray Minor 3 Savana Awesome 4 Pennys Luna 5 Antigua Sands (m) 6 Itsur Mate   Heat 2 1 Kilara Tain Bo 2 Hitachi Hoban 3 Ela […]

16 May 19
Cork Golf News

Mahon and Bandon were the two big winners over the weekend as they came through the first serious weekend of cups and shields action.  Monkstown and Blarney were the host venues for the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield qualifiers, with fine weather and great conditions adding to the spectacle of matchplay golf.  All Ireland winners Kinsale […]

15 May 19
☁ #InTheCloud ☁ at flyHIA

To all of those Central Pennsylvanians that have seen the fare sales to Denver, and heard their friends and family talk about Denver, I am here to tell you, Denver is worth the trip. I am on a 6 day journey to 3 of our new and returning destinations from HIA, and my first stop […]

14 May 19
Murphy's Stout Cork Athletic Union Football League

Vote of Condolences The Management committee of the Cork AUL would like to express their deepest regrets on the death of James Corcoran (Rockmount FC) and to extend their deepest sympathy and support to his family and friends.

06 May 19
Murphy's Stout Cork Athletic Union Football League

Rockmount v Cobh Ramblers (Under-16 – 19 June 2004) If you want to see some nostalgia pictures from Billy Lyon’s files from June 2004 please click here

02 May 19
The Tweeting Seagull

The first football game I ever saw live was Arsenal vs Coventry at the now defunct Highbury Stadium in 1996. My brother and I were taken by our parents and had spent the week prior to the game telling anyone at school who’d listen that we were going. But whilst we were excited about going […]

27 Apr 19
The Resurrected Camera

Denver’s Month of Photography is March of every odd-numbered year, so of course it took us until April to get up there.  Lots of galleries and exhibitions, as well as a side-trip to a bookstore, and the Rockmount Ranch Wear storefront.   Something happened when developing this film, and I’m not exactly sure what.  Either […]

25 Apr 19
Bruno Villetelle

For travelers, retail is becoming increasingly cookie cutter and mundane. Fortunately, there are still some great exceptions to this rule, like Denver’s iconic Rockmount store. Source: Forbes.

20 Apr 19
Majalah Dunia

Hasil Pertandingan Sepakbola 19 April 2019 – 20 April 2019. Liga-liga top di belahan dunia saat ini sudah kembali bergulir. Berikut ini kami akan memberikan hasil-hasil dari pertandingan liga-liga top di dunia pada tanggal 19 April – 20 April 2019.