Michelle Obama’s Becoming memoir sells 10m copies

first_img whatsapp Chief executive Markus Dohle told media that Michelle Obama’s memoir could become a “modern classic”, selling well every year.Dohle said he hopes that Barack Obama’s memoir will be published this year. Michelle Obama’s Becoming memoir sells 10m copies Former first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir has sold 10m copies after just five months on shop shelves, helping push revenues at her publisher to its highest in more than a decade.Read more: Uber cars stock children’s books in drive to boost bedtime reading Read This NextIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamour’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamourRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe Wrap German media giant Bertelsmann has a 75 per cent stake in Penguin Random House, which published bestseller Becoming after acquiring the book in a £48m deal that includes rights to former President Barack Obama’s next book.“We believe this could become the most successful memoir ever,” Bertelsmann chief executive Thomas Rabe told Bloomberg.The book sales lifted Bertelsmann’s total revenue to $20bn (£15.1bn), its highest since 2007.Obama’s memoir, which focuses on her journey from Chicago’s south side to the White House, covers her and Barack’s difficulties conceiving and her thoughts on current US President Donald Trump.Read more: Secret Service intercepts suspicious packages sent to Obama and Clintoncenter_img Share Alyana Vera Tuesday 26 March 2019 2:22 pm whatsapp Tags: Barack Obama Peoplelast_img read more

Metro Bank shares rebound from all-time lows after Whatsapp rumours quashed

first_imgThe firm also ramped up its criticism of the bank’s governance and called for fresh faces on the board to avoid the risk of ‘group-think’.Another proxy adviser ISS urged shareholders to abstain on re-electing chief executive Craig Donaldson and chairman Vernon Hill.ISS said accountability for the loans error sat with the pair, as well as directors Steve Bernau and Gene Lockhart, but noted that regulatory probes were still ongoing.Read more: Major investor cuts Metro Bank stake by almost a thirdThe firm also recommended shareholders vote against the bank’s remuneration report, and in particular chief financial officer David Arden’s £288,000 bonus, at the bank’s AGM later this month.“This payment is not considered appropriate given the recent shareholder experience, including the significant fall in share price,” ISS said in a note. Callum Keown Tuesday 14 May 2019 12:39 pm Share Metro Bank shares have rebounded today after plunging to all-time lows following false Whatsapp rumours of fresh financial turmoil.The challenger bank’s share price has risen 7.7 per cent this morning, returning to 511p – similar levels as yesterday morning. whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost Fun Metro Bank shares rebound from all-time lows after Whatsapp rumours quashed Despite today’s bounce, the bank’s stock is down 77 per cent since the lender admitted in January that a swathe of commercial loans had been wrongly classified and should have been among its “risk-weighted assets.”The company plans to tap up investors for £350m in a rights issue that could be launched later this week.Hedge funds have also circled the bank ahead of the capital raise and Metro’s 11.6 per cent short position makes it the most shorted UK stock.Pressure has mounted on the board ahead of the bank’s AGM later this month.Shareholder advisory group Glass Lewis has urged investors to vote against the re-election of chairman Vernon Hill over payments made by the bank to Hill’s wife’s architecture firm InterArch, which has a contract for the design of its branches. whatsapp Read more: Metro Bank denies rumours of financial trouble ahead of fundraisingBut the stock plummeted to all-time lows of 475p yesterday after the bank was forced to quash rumours on social media.Some customers rushed to branches in west London over the weekend to withdraw money and items from safe deposit boxes following warnings on Whatsapp.The bank said the rumours were false and insisted it remained a “safe and secure haven” for customers’ money.Metro Bank also attempted to reassure customers that its £350m capital raise – in response to a major loans blunder – was “well advanced.” last_img read more

Interest rates would be hiked if Britain achieves orderly Brexit, says Bank of England

first_img Harry Robertson More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Deputy governor of the Bank of England Dave Ramsden has said interest rates would need to be hiked if Britain leaves the European Union in an orderly manner with a transition deal.Read more: Hammond may topple new PM to prevent no-deal Brexit Thursday 30 May 2019 10:28 am Share whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemUndoPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost FunUndo Britain’s departure date from the bloc was extended from 29 March to 31 October by Brussels and Prime Minister Theresa May in the hope of getting a deal through parliament.However, after three failures to pass her agreement May announced her resignation. The contest to replace her as Conservative leader and PM is likely to see a Brexiter installed who may take Britain out of the EU without a deal.“That would have large negative economic effects, both in the Bank’s view and in the views of the businesses we talk to up and down the country,” he said.Yet he said the financial system would be resilient even to a “worst case disorderly scenario”, meaning “banks would be able to continue to lend to households and businesses in a way they couldn’t at the time of the financial crisis”.Read more: Bank of England upgrades UK economy growth forecastRamsden said the Bank’s response to such an event would depend on its exact shape. “There are scenarios where the balance of those factors would mean looser monetary policy was appropriate, and other scenarios where it would be appropriate to tighten,” he said. Interest rates would be hiked if Britain achieves orderly Brexit, says Bank of England Ramsden, speaking in Inverness, Scotland, said although he expected growth to pick up if a deal is reached, he is more pessimistic about UK economic growth than his colleagues on the Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC).His speech echoed the position of the MPC on interest rates, which signalled at its last announcement earlier this month that “ongoing tightening of monetary policy” was appropriate, with governor Mark Carney saying he thought the markets were not accurately factoring in rates rises.Ramsden, who has a slim chance of replacing Carney when he steps down in January 2020, said today: “If we get a smooth Brexit with a transition deal… I expect growth to pick up, leading to excess demand and building domestic inflationary pressure, so that further monetary tightening is appropriate to maintain monetary stability.”He said he was “a little more pessimistic on GDP growth than my colleagues on the MPC”, saying he saw “more downside risks to productivity” and was “less optimistic that investment will recover as much as it does” in the MPC’s latest forecast.The deputy governor warned that “unarguably the biggest risk to the UK economy and UK financial stability, remains that of a Brexit outcome of no deal and no transition”. Tags: Bank of England Brexit Mark Carney People Theresa Maylast_img read more

Bank of England expects to internal report on audio feed misuse in April

first_img Tags: Bank of England FCA Mark Carney Carney said the Bank of England was also examining its approach to embargoed information (Getty Images) Also Read: Bank of England expects to internal report on audio feed misuse in April Show Comments ▼ Carney told the committee that the ongoing FCA investigation limited the extent to which he could discuss the leak, but said the probe would also look at those who used the information supplied via the feed.  Carney said the Bank of England was also examining its approach to embargoed information (Getty Images) Anna Menin Share Carney said the Bank of England was also examining its approach to embargoed information (Getty Images) Also Read: Bank of England expects to internal report on audio feed misuse in April whatsapp In December, the bank confirmed what it called a “wholly unacceptable” use of a back-up audio feed by a supplier, and said it had reported the matter to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyGloriousaOctomom’s Kids Are All Grown Up. Here’s How They Turned OutGloriousa Carney, who is stepping down as BoE governor later this month, added that the central bank is examining its entire approach to embargoed information after the FCA launched a separate investigation into a media organisation that is alleged to have shared speeches ahead of their scheduled embargo time. center_img Carney said that the bank would release “the findings of the report and [the BoE’s] management’s response”, but did not specify when it would be published. Outgoing governor Mark Carney told the Treasury committee today that he expected the BoE’s court — effectively the bank’s board of directors— would receive the report in April.  “We referred [to the FCA] the incident and the parties involved in the incident which would include not just the technical party related to the audio link but the parties who used the information,” he said.  whatsapp Bank of England expects to internal report on audio feed misuse in April “You can rest assured that we’re looking at our entire approach to these issues… including around embargoed information,” he said.  “We’ve also asked the FCA to look at this behavior of market participants relative to their responsibilities under both the FX code and the money market code.” Tuesday 3 March 2020 11:37 am The Bank of England expects an internal report into misuse of its audio feeds to go the bank’s directors in April, after it emerged that hedge funds were able to access a market-sensitive feed ahead of its official broadcast.last_img read more

Funding Circle to lay off 125 workers in Amsterdam and Berlin

first_imgThe lender’s total loans under management hit a record £3.7bn, a 19 per cent year-on-year increase. As of the end of 2019, around 80,000 small firms had accessed funding via the company, Funding Circle said.  Share whatsapp Funding Circle co-founders James Meekings (L) and Samir Desai (image: Funding Circle) Shares in the lender have crashed as much as 87 per cent since its stock market debut in 2018, and Funding Circle warned last year that an uncertain economic outlook was dampening demand for loans.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.combonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USA Show Comments ▼ Shares in the lender, which focuses on financing small businesses, fell as much as 5.62 per cent following the update.  Anna Menin Tags: Peer-to-peer lending The lender will maintain a staff of 25 based in London to run its German and Dutch businesses, chief executive Samir Desai told Reuters, with the divisions focusing on partnering with local banks.  Funding Circle co-founders James Meekings (L) and Samir Desai (image: Funding Circle) Also Read: Funding Circle to lay off 125 workers in Amsterdam and Berlin Its UK business, which represents around 65 per cent of total group revenue, reported an operating profit of £3m in the second half of 2019, compared to a loss of £5.4m for the half the year before.  Thursday 12 March 2020 11:43 am Funding Circle co-founders James Meekings (L) and Samir Desai (image: Funding Circle) Also Read: Funding Circle to lay off 125 workers in Amsterdam and Berlin whatsapp Funding Circle to lay off 125 workers in Amsterdam and Berlin News of the layoffs came as Funding Circle reported an £84m loss for 2019, which it said was largely due to problems in the two “developing markets” where it is cutting staff. Desai said the business had started 2020 “in a stronger position”, and was targeting to break even on an adjusted EBITDA basis in the second half of the year.  Funding Circle posted an 18 per cent increase in revenue for 2019, which rose to £167.4m despite what the company called a “challenging economic environment”. Funding Circle will lay off 125 workers in Amsterdam and Berlin as British the peer-to-peer lender retreats from Europe to its more profitable home market.  More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com “The actions we took in 2019, in response to the uncertain economic outlook, reduced growth but improved investor returns and were the right response for the long-term benefit of the company and our customers,” said Desai. The company also booked a £34.3m writedown related to its Dutch and German divisions. last_img read more

‘It’s really sad’: Juneau kids sorry to see playground burn

first_imgCommunity | Family | Juneau | Public Safety‘It’s really sad’: Juneau kids sorry to see playground burnApril 24, 2017 by Quinton Chandler, KTOO Share:A firefighter at the Twin Lakes playground on Monday, April 24, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)Firefighters at Project Playground at Twin Lakes on Monday, April 24, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)Firefighters spray suppressant over the Twin Lakes playground on Monday, April 24, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)A firefighter at Project Playground at Twin Lakes on Monday, April 24, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)Firefighters at Project Playground at Twin Lakes on Monday, April 24, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Tod Chambers directs firefighters at the Twin Lakes playground on Monday, April 24, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)Firefighters wet down playground equipment at the Twin Lakes park on Monday, April 24, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)The remains of the playground at Twin Lakes steam after a fire was mostly extinguished on Monday, April 24, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)12345678 read more

Doctors like me are at a loss when parents can’t agree on their child’s treatment

first_img Privacy Policy Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Christopher Hartnick In Jasper’s case, I knew what the right course of action was: He needed a tracheostomy. So I improvised an approach to counseling Mitch and Kelly. I advised them to switch roles and let Mitch care for Jasper for a few nights, even if that meant taking a few days off work. That way, he could experience what Kathy was experiencing. Finally, I told them that there was no “right” answer here, and they ultimately had to make the best decision they could, and live with the consequences.I don’t know if that exercise made the difference, but they came back to me a week later and told me that they wanted Jasper to have a tracheostomy. I performed the surgery, and Jasper did just fine. Kathy and Mitch took him home, and they suffered through a year of vigilant care. Then, when Jasper had grown out of his laryngomalacia, I removed the plastic tube. Today, he is breathing by himself, and the small scar on his neck is barely visible.I recently asked Kathy and Mitch what my team and I could do to help other parents who disagree with one another in the face of difficult decisions. Kathy’s reply stays with me: “Doctors, please, have patience with us. When we ask the same question over and over, know that it’s not because we haven’t paid attention. It’s because we can’t agree — and are terrified. We are in shock. Help us.”It’s only natural that parents disagree now and then about the treatment for their child’s condition, just like they disagree about discipline, schooling, and screen time. But the stakes are higher. The more tools doctors like me can utilize to help them reach consensus — like if the American Academy of Pediatrics issued mediation guidelines — the better off the children, and their parents, will fare.Christopher Hartnick, M.D., is a professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Division at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. All views represented in this article are those expressly of the author himself. Some details of the case have been changed. Tags hospitalspatientsphysicians Leave this field empty if you’re human: Kathy and Mitch now faced the agonizing choice of whether to have me perform a tracheostomy. Having spoken with other mothers whose children had needed the procedure, Kathy believed that this was best for Jasper. She was exhausted, and she couldn’t take any more nerve-wracking, sleepless nights. “I’m just scared,” she said. “Everything in me tells me something’s wrong.”Mitch vehemently disagreed. “How do we know he won’t get better on his own soon?” he asked. “When he’s not struggling to breathe, he’s just fine.” He nodded at his wife. “She’s catastrophizing!”In Mitch’s defense, during the day, when he spent the most time with Jasper, his son’s breathing did seem slightly better. Mitch wanted to give Jasper more time before having me perform such an invasive surgery. He just couldn’t believe we’d run out of options.Mitch and Kathy had been having this same conversation for days now. As I sat with them, attempting to steer them toward agreement, I didn’t quite know what to say. In my past experience, parents who disagreed at first about their child’s treatment did always reach a consensus. Yes, I’d encountered divorced parents who just couldn’t agree, but on those occasions, I’d left it to our legal department to hash it out. Here, for the first time, I faced a married couple who, despite their best efforts, just couldn’t come to a decision.Medical school didn’t offer any training on mediation, though I did learn early on about the concept of informed consent — how important it is for patients to understand the tests and procedures being performed, and to have a chance to have their questions answered. But in the pediatric arena, the process of informing is muddy. The law requires that only one parent consent to a test or procedure on a minor. When doctors obtain consent, they almost always obtain a single parent’s consent, and assume that his or her partner agrees Please enter a valid email address. First OpinionDoctors like me are at a loss when parents can’t agree on their child’s treatment By Christopher Hartnick April 6, 2018 Reprints Related: Jasper’s condition had worsened, despite two previous attempts at surgical repair. Each night, he struggled to eat. Each bottle feed, which takes 10 minutes at most for a baby who is breathing normally, took 45 minutes. Kathy was staying up all night with her son, terrified that he would stop breathing altogether. Jasper hadn’t gained a pound in two weeks — an ominous sign, what we in the pediatric world call “failure to thrive.” Caring for the caregiver in the emergency department About the Author Reprints Many infants will outgrow laryngomalacia, their breathing improving within the first 18 months of life as their cartilage matures and the strange sounds dissipate. Roughly 5 to 10 percent of infants require surgical repair, since their breathing is so strained that it interferes with their ability to eat. Of these children, a very few don’t respond to the repair. These infants need a tracheostomy, in which a surgeon cuts a hole in their neck and places a small, hollow plastic tube below their voice box so they can safely breathe. Once the airway matures, the surgeon can then remove the tube, and, in most cases, the child can go on to live a normal life.A tracheostomy is a fairly routine surgery in technical terms, requiring only about four or five minutes to complete, but it wreaks havoc on families. Parents have to learn how to care for the plastic tube in their child’s neck. They must suction it, clean it several times a day, and change it every two weeks. If the tube becomes plugged, the child could suffocate and die.advertisement Adobe Kathy sat quietly before me in one of our pediatric exam rooms, dabbing tears from her eyes. Beside her sat her husband, Mitch, his right hand clenched so hard that his fingers had gone white. Jasper, their 3-month old son, lay swaddled in Kathy’s arms, struggling to breathe, the veins on his tiny neck bulging with each desperate inhalation. (The family’s names have been changed for privacy.)The silence between Kathy and Mitch was palpable, and it was obvious that they were somehow at odds.Days after Jasper’s birth, I had diagnosed him with laryngomalacia, a congenital condition in which the structures of the voice box become too soft, flopping over the airway opening and jamming it up. Children with this condition produce a haunting sound when they inhale as the excessively soft cartilage in their voice box collapses.advertisement [email protected] last_img read more

Brilliant St Fergal’s book All Ireland final place

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleOur Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the WeekNext articleLaois in London: Stradbally man meets former Olympic President Hickey LaoisToday Reporter Council Brilliant St Fergal’s book All Ireland final place Home Sport GAA Brilliant St Fergal’s book All Ireland final place SportGAAHurling By LaoisToday Reporter – 10th March 2018 St Fergals Rathdowney have won North and Leinster titles this year – now they go in search of All Ireland glory St Fergal’s Rathdowney 3-13 Kinvara 3-10All Ireland Colleges SHC ‘C’ Semi-finalSt Fergal’s Rathdowney produced a stunning second-half display against Kinvara of Galway to book their place in the All Ireland Colleges SHC ‘C’ final in two weeks time.Played in Kilmallock in Limerick, Rathdowney recovered from a slow start to take over in the second half. Their reward is a final clash with Clare school Scariff on March 24.Niall Coen got an early goal for the Galway side but after ten minutes the teams were level, 1-1 to 0-4.But Kinvara opened up a bit of a gap and were 1-9 to 0-5 clear after 25 minutes. But St Fergal’s added on two points and then a goal from Mark Hennessy on the stroke of half time, left it 1-9 to 1-7 at the break.And the Rathdowney outfit were transformed in the second half. With Thep Fitzpatrick outstanding at centre-back with a couple of lon-range points, the sides were level at 1-10 each after 45 minutes.Goals from Chris Rafter and Mark Hennessy in the 54th and 57th minute stretched St Fergal’s well clear and although Kinvara hit two late goals, it wasn’t enough to make up the difference.“It’s a massive achievement,” said St Fergal’s manager Joe Dollard afterwards.“They’re such a good crop of lads. They didn’t get going at all in the first half but when they came out in the second half they really went it.“Thep got a couple of of great points, Mark Hennessy got a screamer of a goal and Cathail Dunne was probably our man of the match in goals.“We’ve two weeks now to the final so we’ve to go back, put our heads down and get ready for that.”SCORERS – St Fergal’s: Chris Rafter 1-5 (0-3 frees), Mark Hennessy 2-1, Thep Fitzpatrick 0-5 (two frees, two ’65s), Diarmuid Conway 0-2. Kinvara: Niall Coen 2-2 (1-0 penalty, 0-2 frees), Joe Droney 1-2, Ross Albertini 0-3, Jack Tully, Luke Connors and Cathal Walsh 0-1 eachST FERGAL’S RATHDOWNEY: Cathal Dunne (Clough-Ballacolla); Niall Coss (Borris-Kilcotton), Dylan Delaney (Rathdowney-Errill), Oisin Campion (Rathdowney-Errill); Ben Delaney (Clough-Ballacolla), Thep Fitzpatrick (Rathdowney-Errill), Dylan Doyle (Rathdowney-Errill); Diarmuid Conway (Clough-Ballacolla), Kevin Mulhall (Clough-Ballacolla); Cillian Maher (Rathdowney-Errill), Chris Rafter (Clough-Ballacolla), Evan Hawkes (Clough-Ballacolla); Gavin Delaney (Rathdowney-Errill), Adam Loughman (Rathdowney-Errill), Mark Hennessy (Clough-Ballacolla)KINVARA: Kieran O’Donoghue; Jack Fordham, Shane Lyons, Dean Ivors; Dylan Connolly, Conail Larrissey, Darren Kilkenny; Jack Tully, Keelan Jennings; Joe Droney, Ross Albertini, Jack Comyn; Cathal Walshe, Niall Coen, Luke Connors. Subs: Eoin Murphy for Comyn (36), Alan Organ for Walshe (36), Donal Mulligan for Connolly (48)SEE ALSO – The top tweets and Facebook comments of the week Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste TAGSAll Ireland Colleges SHC ‘A’KilmallockSt Fergal’s Rathdowney Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Community members celebrate MLK with day of service

first_imgVolunteers work with the city of Vancouver to improve neighborhood park VANCOUVER — In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., volunteers from Vancouver neighborhood associations, the city of Vancouver, AmeriCorps, and neighbors themselves teamed up to revamp Homestead Neighborhood Park in east Vancouver.Members of the community of all ages gathered on MLK Day to honor Dr. King by devoting the day to servicing Homestead Neighborhood Park. Photo by Mike SchultzMembers of the community of all ages gathered on MLK Day to honor Dr. King by devoting the day to servicing Homestead Neighborhood Park. Photo by Mike Schultz“Jean Kent was the lead on this and our inspiration for our project today with Martin Luther King as well, and just his mind of service and to dedicate this day to him as a day on and not a day off,” said Samantha Moullet, the Volunteer Program Assistant with the city of Vancouver. For over an hour on MLK Day, the team worked to plant more than 20 trees and some 50 native spirea shrubs. Mulching of older trees in need of trimming and trash cleanup was also a component of the service. Adelyn Emil plants a native Spirea plant during the annual MLK Day of Service. Photo by Mike SchultzAdelyn Emil plants a native Spirea plant during the annual MLK Day of Service. Photo by Mike SchultzThe Day of Service is an annual event in Vancouver, and is always in memory of Dr. King and his devotion to serving and community. All ages attended and can attend future events. “The 24 trees are really going to add to the park, providing shade and habitat for the park, as well as just beauty so that the neighborhood can really continue to enjoy it for generations to come,” said Jessica George, the Urban Forestry Education and Outreach Coordinator city of Vancouver.For more information on similar, future events, you can reach out to the Parks and Recreation department at [email protected] Son Do (left) and Dusti Howery (right) work on getting a new tree planted during the city of Vancouver’s Day of Service in Homestead Neighborhood Park. Photo by Mike SchultzSon Do (left) and Dusti Howery (right) work on getting a new tree planted during the city of Vancouver’s Day of Service in Homestead Neighborhood Park. Photo by Mike SchultzAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Obituary: Francis Eugene Madore Next : Maple Grove third graders test the waters of scientific data collectionAdvertisementThis is placeholder text I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Community members celebrate MLK with day of servicePosted by Jacob GrannemanDate: Tuesday, January 21, 2020in: Peopleshare 0 guestLabel Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). guestLabel Name*Email*Website Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

Collector Classics: Portland Swap

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Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Giant Hershey flea market caters to the classicsMy travel buddies included Brown Brothers Ford service Manager Chris Sharmon, retired leasing manager Mark Korst and retired CP locomotive engineer Ralph Schwabe. Our conveyance was a new fully loaded Ford F-150 Super Cab pickup – good for carrying us and stuff home. advertisement Alyn Edwards is a classic car enthusiast and partner in Peak Communicators, a Vancouver-based public relations company. [email protected] The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The prospect of attending the Portland Swap with some car friends was a great opportunity for some road trip camaraderie and a couple of days of immersing myself in classic cars and parts for sale.This swap meet is the largest event of its type on the West Coast and has been going since 1964 when the Portland Exposition Center was the Portland Fairgrounds with old cow barns supporting the annual agricultural fair. It’s a lot different now with a row of modern buildings filled with cars and parts for sale surrounded by sellers occupying outside stalls. For the past decade, the adjacent Portland International Raceway has also been ringed with outside stalls.RELATED RELATED TAGSVintage / ClassicClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesVintage & CollectibleAbbotsfordAberdeenAlyn EdwardsArizonaAutomotive TechnologyBoiseBritish ColumbiaCaliforniaCars and Car DesignChevrolet CorvetteChris SharmonClassic and Antique CarsCoupesCulture and LifestyleDCDriving.caElectric VehiclesFord F-150Ford GalaxieGary BlodgettHarley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Ltd.Heritage Ltd.IdahoJay YoungJeff TavernitiJim BallKen StrongLas VegasMotor TrendNeighborhood ElectricOregonParmaPortland (Oregon)Portland Exposition CenterPortland International RacewayRalph SchwabeRichard BritschgiScience and TechnologyTechnologyUnited StatesVancouver (Washington)Vern BalkowichWashington Trending in Canada Haggling is much of the fun to be had at automobile swap meets. Enthusiasts share war stories following the day’s events about the ‘steal of the day,’ or the discovery of that elusive part needed to complete a restoration that was sitting on a vendor’s table just waiting for them.Old car literature — shop and owner’s manuals, dealer brochures, salesman’s handbooks, paint charts, advertising and service bulletins — are a trip into automotive history.Parts for vintage vehicles, restoration supplies and services and memorabilia is the reason most people attend classic car swap meets. The chance to look at hundreds of collector vehicles offered for sale provides great entertainment. But for me, it’s the combination of the items being bought and sold along with the people selling them that are the most interesting.A true barn find was the 1953 Ford Sunliner convertible being offered by Boise, Idaho restorer Jim Ball. And it also came with an interesting story. The owner was reportedly shot to death in Las Vegas in 1965. His mother stored his convertible in the barn on the family farm in Parma, Idaho for more than half-a-century with its 1965 Idaho license plates still attached. The rust-free running and driving example is a good candidate for a complete restoration and was being offered to a new owner for US$12,500.Not helping that sale was a nice ‘driver quality’ red and white 1955 Ford Sunliner convertible that a new owner could buy and enjoy being offered nearby for $23,500 or best offer.Also from Boise was a seldom seen 1949 Hudson offered for sale by custom pickup truck builder Jay Young. He had been asking $19,500 but, as his late-Saturday afternoon departure time was closing in, said that he would take an offer of US$13,000 and deliver the car the border if a Canadian buyer wanted to follow through with the purchase.“I’m selling it for my father who is 83 and needs to downsize. At one time, he had one hundred old cars and has had to pare down his collection,” he says. By 5 p.m., that Canadian buyer hadn’t returned to consummate the deal.Local Portland classic car vendor Gary Blodgett always brings great cars to the meet. Rain showers throughout the event necessitated the constant toweling of an immaculate 1950 Mercury coupe and a modified 1950 Ford Custom convertible which had drawn a lot of interest but no buyers by the end of Saturday. “I know I’ll sell at least one of them in the next couple of weeks. I could have sold them both but everyone wants to trade,” he says.On the lower end of the cost scale was a well-used 1962 Studebaker pickup truck with a V8 engine coupled to a four-speed transmission. It was being offered for sale by Jeff Taverniti from LaPine, Oregon for $4,000. He had room to move on the price since he had paid only $800 for the truck.A hot-rodded red 1937 Pontiac three-window coupe powered by mechanics from a 1990 Corvette was offered for $37,500.A small percentage of collector vehicles sell at swap meets. One of those was a rare all-black 1964 Ford Galaxie XL hardtop powered by a 330-horsepower 390 cubic inch V8 engine mated to a four-speed transmission. The early muscle car had been brought to the swap meet by Ken Strong of Aberdeen, Washington for the lady owner whose parents had bought it for her new. The beautifully preserved car sold for $22,500.You never know what will turn up for sale at a swap meet. The most unusual vehicle was a Canadian-built Bombardier NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle), introduced in Arizona and California where they were street legal in 1998. Motor Trend wrote that the NEV has a composite unibody with front and rear steel subframes, four-wheel independent suspension, hydraulic drum brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, seatbelts, and automotive lighting. It is capable of 25 miles per hour but can be driven off the highway onto the golf course by using the ‘low speed’ mode. The price of $2,500 hadn’t been met by end of day Saturday.Two-wheeled vehicles are popular at swap meets too, with dozens of vintage bicycles and motorcycles on sale. Battle Ground, Washington demolition contractor Vern Balkowich can no longer ride his spectacular 1992 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Limited motorcycle.“There were two hundred and fifty of these first-year Heritage Limited motorcycles built and only fifty of them were blue,” he says, and was surprised that the $8,000 asking price didn’t create more interest.A pair of rare mechanic’s New Thompson Repair Manuals for cars of the 1940s were purchased from Vancouver, Washington college instructor Richard Britschgi for $20. They were owned by his father Joe who worked as an auto mechanic until he was 83.I’m now looking forward to the 48th annual Coastal Swap Meet – the largest event of its type in British Columbia. It begins Friday, May 26 and runs through Saturday, May 27 at the Tradex adjacent to the Abbotsford International Airport. For more information go to: coastalswapmeet.com We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A pair of gorgeous Ford products from 1950 offered at the Portland Swap Meet by local dealer Gary Blodgett. I love meeting new people and old friends at swap meets. You can buy collectibles on the Internet but you don’t have the human experience that is so important to sustaining the hobby. You also don’t get to look and feel the things you need or may want, or discuss the product or services face-to-face with the vendor. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Swap meet road warriors Chris Sharmon, Ralph Schwabe, Mark Korst and author Alyn Edwards in Portland.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2This one-lady owned 1964 Ford Galaxie XL equipped with the high performance 330 horsepower engine and four-speed transmission sold for US$22,500.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2This Canadian-built 1998 Bombardier NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) was the most unusual offering in Portland at US$2,500.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2US$2,500 or best offer would buy this nearly complete 1949 Buick Super restoration projectAlyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2In June, 1930, Arthur K. Waterman traded his Ford coupe and $637.50 for this 1930 Plymouth sedan which wasoffered for sale in Portland for US$9,950.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The original interior in the barn find 1953 Ford Sunliner stored since 1965 on a farm in Parma, Idaho.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The rear of the 1953 Ford Sunliner.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A Sinclair oil change sticker from 1963 on the barn-find 1953 Ford Sunliner.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Rare 1949 Hudson coupe was marked down from US$19,500 to US$13,000.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Gorgeous 1992 Harley-Davidson first year Heritage Limited on sale in Portland for US$8,000.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Boise, Idaho restorer Jim Ball offering a 1953 Ford Sunliner stored since 1965 for sale at US$12,500.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A nice driver quality 1955 Ford Sunliner from Boise, Idaho for sale in Portland for US$23,500 or best offer.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.21948 Ford rat rod pickup was a unique offering at the Portland Swap Meet.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2These seldom-seen Thompson Repair manuals from 1951 were owned by Richard Brischgi’s father who worked as a mechanic until he was 83.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2You never know what will be offered for sale at a swap meet including this lady.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2This gorgeous hot rod was offered at the Portland Swap Meet for US$37,500.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 1965 Idaho license shows time stopped for the barn find 1953 Ford Sunliner offered for sale in Portland for US$12,500.Alyn Edwards ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more