The Hammer makes one last trip to spot where he hit No. 715

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — The Hammer made one last trip to the spot where he hit No. 715. Hank Aaron’s funeral service in Atlanta featured two former presidents and baseball’s longtime commissioner. Afterward, the hearse detoured on its way to the cemetery to swing through the site of the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. That’s where Aaron broke one of America’s most iconic records when he passed Babe Ruth on April 8, 1974. The stadium is long gone, but a modest marker remains in what is now a parking lot. The police-escorted procession passed through the lot on its way to historic South-View Cemetery.last_img

Anthony Warlow Begins Performances in Finding Neverland on B’way

first_img Finding Neverland View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Related Shows Opera and musical theater favorite Anthony Warlow will return to the Great White Way on July 10 in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning tuner Finding Neverland. He steps in temporarily for Kelsey Grammer in the role of American producer Charles Frohman. Warlow will play a limited engagement through September 13, when Grammer is currently scheduled to return to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.Warlow made his Broadway debut in 2012 as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in the revival of Annie; he previously played the role at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. He recently took on the title role of Don Quixote in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Man of La Mancha in Washington, D.C. His additional musical theater credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Doctor Zhivago, Les Miserables and Guys and Dolls. On the opera stage, he has performed in Die Fledermaus, The Magic Flute and The Tales of Hoffman.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Barlow and Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Matthew Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Laura Michelle Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan. The cast also includes Carolee Carmello, Teal Wicks, Alex Dreier, Hayden Signoretti, Noah Hinsdale, Hayden Signoretti, Christopher Paul Richards, Sawyer Nunes, Jackson Demott Hill and Aidan Gemme.last_img read more

Fresh-cut Training.

first_imgPreregistration by May 4 is required. Register on-line at http://fsext-outreach.ces.uga.edu. (Click on “Workshops” and scroll down).To learn more about the training or to get a registration form, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call Bill Hurst at (706) 542-2574. Or e-mail him at bhurst@arches.uga.edu. Food-safety hazards are everywhere as fresh produce moves from the field through the processing plant to the table. The people who grow, handle, move and process that healthful food must take care to keep it clean and safe all the way through.A Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system is a good way to make sure fresh-cut produce stays safe. That’s why the University of Georgia and the International Fresh-cut Produce Association will conduct a HACCP training May 23-25 at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif.UGA food scientists will conduct the training. The program will begin May 23 at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. the next day.A $550 fee will cover instruction materials, supplies, two lunches, breaks, a reception May 23, tuition and accreditation certificate.Register On-linelast_img read more

Vermont Council for Quality Presents 2004 Fall Quality Conference

first_imgColchester, VTThe Vermont Council for Quality, partnering with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, will hold their 2004 Fall Quality Conference on September 27, 2004 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. The purpose of the conference is to bring together a cross section of Vermont organizations to discuss how to implement performance excellence and continuous improvement measures to enhance an organizations efficiency, profitability and success.The conference will include panelists from Manufacturing, Health Care, Small Business and Education to share their success stories and lessons learned. The afternoon will spotlight best practices in Balanced Scorecard, Outcome Based Planning, Action Planning, and Information and Knowledge Management.Mark Blazey, author of Insights to Performance Excellence will be the keynote speaker. Governor Jim Douglas and Commissioner Michael Quinn of the Vermont Department of Economic Development have both been invited to speak. Commissioner Quinn will speak on high performing Vermont organizations and their effect on the Vermont economy.Founded in 1996, the Vermont Council for Quality is a non-profit that helps Vermont organizations improve their performance and competitiveness. VCQs services include a comprehensive organizational assessment that identifies strengths and improvement opportunities and serves as the foundation for the Vermont Council for Quality Award process, which is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria. In addition, VCQ provides education and training, and serves as a resource referral for information, knowledge and sharing of best practices within and between Vermont organizations.For more information, please visit our website at www.VermontQuality.org(link is external) or call us at (802) 655-1910.###last_img read more

Long Island School Gun Scares in Hewlett, Baldwin

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police responded to two separate gun-related reports in Hewlett and Baldwin on Friday morning, neither of which appears serious.Hewlett High School officials called 911 to report that a student had threatened to bring a gun to campus the incident shortly before 11 a.m. but the student was not found to have a gun after an investigation, authorities said.And the Baldwin High School principal reported to police that a message was found in the girl’s bathroom warning of a shooting at the school shortly after noon, officials said.Students were not evacuated in Baldwin of the adjacent Brookside Elementary School. The Hewlett school was briefly on lockdown, but that has since been lifted.No arrests have been made in either case.-With Rashed Mianlast_img read more

New flights from France are introduced

first_imgDuring 2017, Croatia saw an increase of 9 percent in French arrivals, as well as 5 percent more overnight stays, and the introduction of new flights from France will certainly contribute to even greater growth next year, because transport connections are the first prerequisite for development and growth.The Director of the CNTB Head Office, Kristjan Staničić, is currently in France for the International Nautical Fair, which is being held in Paris from 2 to 10 December, and as part of the fair he held a meeting with representatives of Volotea and Germania. Director of International Airline Development Volotea, Ed Frairt said Volotea in 2018 will have 300 lines connecting 78 European cities in 13 states. From the Germania airline, which this year introduced a regular route from Toulouse to Dubrovnik, and from which they are also announcing new routes from France to Croatia.”Volotea is the fastest growing airline in the French market, for which Croatia is one of the key destinations, and this is shown by the increase in seats compared to Croatian destinations by as much as 44 percent in 2018. More specifically, there are as many as six new airlines, while two new airlines will be opened from France in 2018, on the route Nice-Split and Nantes-Pula, which will connect this Croatian city with France for the first time, organized by the airline. Volotea”, Said director Staničić, adding that they also discussed potentials in the coming years and the opening of new lines to Rijeka, Pula, Zadar and / or Zagreb, both from France and from other European bases.Positive trends for Croatia in the French market were also confirmed by Olivier Albahary, General Manager Globasialora, a world leader in online boat rental. As Albahary said, in the offer of some specialized organizers, Croatia is rated as one of the most attractive and best-selling nautical destinations, ahead of destinations such as France, Italy or Greece. Representatives are also announcing great interest in Croatia and further expansion of production Thalasso Numero1 and OVoyages, the most important French tour operator specializing in wellness tourism, which are announcing their arrival in Croatia next year.During 2017, there were more than 540.000 French arrivals in Croatia, which is an increase of 9 percent and a record 2,1 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 5 percent compared to last year. There have also been significant increases in selective forms of tourism, which significantly contribute to increased tourist spending. Thus, for example, in the nautical charter segment in 2017, the number of French tourist arrivals increased by 11 percent, ie 6 percent more overnight stays. A significant increase was achieved in the pre- and post-season periods and in regions where the French have not been present in large numbers, which primarily refers to the continental counties and Zagreb, which definitely imposes itself on the French market as an unavoidable city break and European cultural metropolis.


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Niche market

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Europe frets over virus spikes as WHO warns against lockdowns

first_imgThe figures added urgency to the desperate bid to find a vaccine for the virus, which has infected more than 22 million and killed hundreds of thousands since it first emerged in China late last year.Russia announced on Thursday it was pushing forward with testing on more than 40,000 people of its candidate drug, known as Sputnik V, which as already been hailed by Russian officials as a success even as experts questioned the rigor of the testing regime. Qantas losses  Africa provided a brighter perspective on Thursday, registering a significant drop in the number of infections last week.”We have begun to bend the curve slowly… it’s important to recognize those slight tendencies that are positive,” said Dr John Nkengasong, head of the African Union’s health body, Africa CDC.The continent has suffered less harm than most other regions from the pandemic, which has hit the Americas harder than anywhere else.The United States continues to bear the brunt in health terms and is suffering grim economic fallout.The number of Americans filing claims for joblessness each week topped one million again, US officials said on Thursday, an increase on the previous week’s figures.Globally, the airline industry continues to take a buffeting — Australian flag carrier Qantas posted an annual loss of almost $2 billion after a “near total collapse” in demand.Online shopping is one of the few sectors still thriving in the pandemic, and second-quarter results from Alibaba once again bore this out as the Chinese e-commerce giant recorded growth of 34 percent.The crushing economic damage has sprung not just from the virus itself but also from the lockdowns that largely halted business activity across the world.With many nations creeping back towards restrictive measures, the WHO said European health authorities are now better prepared and should not need to resort to the complete closures endured particularly by the Spanish and Italians.”We can manage the virus and keep the economy running and an education system in operation,” said Hans Kluge, head of the WHO’s European branch. Spikes in coronavirus infections in European countries caused alarm on Thursday but the World Health Organization (WHO) said the continent should be able to fight the pandemic without reimposing full lockdowns.While Italy registered 845 new cases on Thursday, its highest daily tally since May, France reported 4,700 fresh infections — a massive increase on the previous day. While Spain’s daily increases topped even those of France, Germany was examining its own resurgence.Worrying trends also emerged in India as a new study suggested more than a quarter of Delhi’s 20 million people may have been infected without showing symptoms — backing up several similar studies.center_img Topics : Anti-social bubbleChina reacted swiftly when the virus emerged last year and has kept deaths and infections relatively low compared with most other regions.However, many web users were incensed by viral images of a pool party attended by thousands in Wuhan — the city where the virus was first reported.Chinese officials, though, said the party was more proof of their successful handling of the crisis.”This shows that Wuhan has won a strategic victory in its fight against the epidemic,” said foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.Political leaders in the Americas and Europe looked on with envy as China’s infection figures flat lined, many now pinning their hopes on the speedy development of a vaccine.Several drugs are approaching the mass-testing phase, and countries around the world have been pre-ordering many millions of doses.The EU said on Thursday it had concluded talks with a German pharmaceutical firm to secure 225 million doses of a potential vaccine — the fourth such agreement the bloc has reached.French President Emmanuel Macron hailed European cooperating on the issue and said he was hopeful that a vaccine would come online with the next few months.”This will not solve the problems of the next few weeks, but of the next few months,” he said.However, while a vaccine remains elusive, governments are left trying to control the spread through social-distancing measures, quarantines, travel bans and restrictions on businesses.Following social-distancing rules can be a challenge, even for passengers aboard the Mediterranean’s first cruise since the pandemic hit Europe.The cruise firm had to kick a family off the ship after they left a tour group to go sightseeing on their own.”By departing from the organized shore excursion, this family broke from the safe ‘social bubble’,” MSC Cruises said in a statement, adding that the family would not be allowed back on board.last_img read more

This Kippa-Ring retirement villa was a bargain buy at just $260k

first_img1/56 Miller Street, Kippa-RingA TWO-STOREY retirement villa at Kippa-Ring has sold for $260,000.Ray White Redcliffe sales consultant Matt Freind said the three-bedroom property at Peninsula Gardens Retirement Estate took a long time to sell because most retirees were looking for a single-storey home without stairs.“This one is the only one in that complex that’s two-storey,” Mr Freind said. “Usually they are selling for around the $300,000 mark in that complex.”He said it was a great bargain for the man who bought the property.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 20191/56 Miller Street, Kippa-Ring“The gentleman that bought it, he’s over the moon – it suits him perfectly,” Mr Freind said.According to CoreLogic data, the villa has been listed on the market since October 2016 under multiple agencies.It was the cheapest sale for the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald area in the past two weeks.Mr Freind said it was a unique case but there were plenty of quality units up for grabs at a low price. “There are still bargains to be had out there,” Mr Freind said.According to the latest CoreLogic market trends data, the median sale price for a unit in Kippa-Ring is $281,000.last_img read more

Somalia reopens US embassy after 25 years

first_imgSomalia will reopen its embassy in the United States today, 25 years after it was shut down.Authorities have described the reopening of the embassy as a sign of progress after many years of civil war.Around 200,000 Somalis live in the US and the reopening of the embassy in Washington will be welcome news for many of them.The relationship between the US and Somalia has been on a steady improvement since August 2012 when Somalia ended the so-called transition period and elected new leaders.Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who took office in 2012 has held a number of meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry.US President Barack Obama nominated the first ambassador to Somalia in February this year, a move that proved the improving relations between the two countries.last_img