2017 Predictions: the future is… uncertain

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Mimosa Monday

first_imgThis week’s column serves up a dish of nostalgiaI remember an NPR show where the guest was asked to name an emotion of a goldfish, and they said nostalgia. I thought yes, they don’t make goldfish bowls like they used to. For those of us with a long lens on the Hamptons, we have a certain nostalgia for our own goldfish bowl.I first arrived here at three weeks old and at the door of our cottage — and I do mean cottage and not Stanford White Shingle Style mansion — there was a cement slab with my and my sister’s small footprints. Whenever I felt lost as I got older, I used to stand on those tiny reminders of a different world.I think how to paint the en plein air canvas of that time. In Sagaponack, the land was simply the land, mostly potato fields and sometimes corn tended by large Polish farming families. When they carved up that land for sale with white outlines from aerial shots, it struck me like chalked crime scene scenarios. The McMansions which rose from the fertile loam didn’t seem to nourish anyone.The Hamptons have always included a large second home population but when it is a beautiful Fourth of July Weekend and your gorgeous beach house is empty without owners, guests, renters or clever squatters, it’s a third or fourth home or possibly an LLC for foreign money. Or perhaps they misinterpreted the open space rule to be within the house instead of between them.The currency back then was trust. We had house accounts everywhere from penny candy at the Sagaponack General Store to Loaves and Fishes to the Seafood Shop. We’d pretty much sign and enjoy then get a staggering large bill in the fall, although thankfully that was before lobster salad was $100 a pound. You could even trade art in a pinch as Jackson Pollock did at Mueller’s Grocery store where Almond Restaurant now stands. Rumor has it they subsequently sold the painting for about $30,000 but you can only imagine what it would be worth now.At The American Hotel, gentlemen were required to wear a jacket and they would only accept cash or a check. The American Hotel was also one of the last hold outs for its no cell phone policy. If a gentleman would show up today in a blue blazer without a cell phone and pay by check today, I would date that guy.The Bridgehampton Commons used to be the Bridgehampton Drive-In where the non-Dolby stereo sound or scratchy picture made no difference. A parent would just pile a bunch of us kids in the back and take us out to watch Fantasia. Our cute golf club had a sign I will never forget that said No Short Shorts or Tube Tops. Of course, all I wanted to do was go roller skate down the driveway in said contraband.It was a time when beach houses weren’t winterized, bonfires did not require permits and basements were basements and not “lower levels.” Sag Harbor was filled with sailboats instead of motor boats. Bobby Van’s, which was across the street from its current location, was filled with writers like Truman Capote, George Plimpton, and James Jones instead of Instagram influencers. And you could get delicious homemade ice cream at the Candy Kitchen. Okay, so that one is still here. If only the black and white milkshake had the same power to heal any of life’s disappointments.There was truly a summer season then and we locals would gather at Sagg Main Beach for Mimosa Monday on Labor Day, which was basically a way to say to the rude New Yorkers, “Don’t let the door hit you in the a** on the way out.” You’d see everyone here, from the teachers to firemen to that electrician you were trying to hunt down all summer to fix the porch light. There would be some serious hula hooping, body surfing, and “Oh boy can you top this,” stories of summer people behaving badly. It was a local tradition.One year the police shut it down. I totally respect the safety issues but we always had a designated driver, and it was such an end of summer ritual where we all gathered to realize how darn lucky we were to be in this amazing place. Green Juice Monday doesn’t have the same ring or alliteration.Looking back on these times with perhaps nostalgia, is it that it was less crowded, less regulated, less expensive, less painful, less scheduled, more hopeful? Were we in it more all together? Did a basement have to be a media center to make a house a home? Did the goldfish always want a bigger fish bowl with a better view?Maybe it is that we knew what was enough. It didn’t have to be everything. Just a perfect amount of life well lived to be enough.kissandtellhb@gmail.com Sharelast_img read more

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Vanzetti technology deployed in newly opened refuelling station in Italy

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Bremer Landesbank Refutes Claims on ECB’s Request to Boost Capital

first_imgGerman shipping lender Bremer Landesbank has denied media reports alleging that the European Central Bank had asked it to boost its capital against non-performing shipping loans with up to EUR 700 million (USD 795 million) in equity.The report emerged in German weekly magazine Focus on Saturday, basing its claims on talks between the city-state’s finance chief and parliamentary leaders.However, the bank said in a statement that both the claim on the request from the ECB and the amount of capital required is “factually inaccurate and unfounded.”Earlier in June, the bank said that due to the continuing difficult market conditions in ship-financing it expects to log EUR 400 million in unplanned value adjustments. For the entire financial year 2016, the bank expects unplanned value adjustments in its portfolio of shipping loans to reach a “high three-digit million figure”, as no significant recovery in the sector is expected in the mid-term.Bremer Landesbank said that its current capital and profit reserves, which count as equity, total in EUR 1.078 billion, and that it has a fund for general banking risks pursuant to § 340g HGB in the amount of EUR 589 million, both of which would, as of now, be available to absorb the expected annual loss.In addition, the bank noted that it has launched “measures to strengthen Bremer Landesbank’s equity”. However, further details on the type of measures being pursued were not disclosed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Diaspora owned technology companies assisting Jamaican students

first_imgMEMBERS OF THE JAMAICA DIASPORA TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE The Jamaica Diaspora Technology Task Force based in the United States is offering practical job experience to 12 Jamaican engineering students.The project is being facilitated under the Calico Open Source Software Development Project. The project is the responsibility of the Diaspora Technology Task Force in partnership with Jamaica’s Palisadoes Foundation.The initiative was first introduced in 2016. It matches the Jamaican students with a Diaspora mentor. Seven students benefitted last year.The task force works with the University of the West Indies Computing Society to select students each summer. The students are provided with a stipend to work on an open source software development project.The students are permitted stay in Jamaica while they work on the projects.The project was inspired by a member of the Diaspora who studied computing at the University and recognized the need for Jamaican students to gain practical experience to be relevant for the global environment.The most successful students are offered internships and jobs from Diaspora-owned companies. The jobs sometimes require the awardees to stay in Jamaica or in some cases to migrate.Applications for the project usually opens in March each year and selection takes place in May and June.last_img read more

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Phillipa Christopher is Cultural Elder 2016

first_img(Canefield, Dominica)–Miss Phillipa Christopher of the village of Mahaut is the Cultural Elder for 2016. She will receive a sash and cash award at the Cultural Gala on Heritage Day, Sunday October 23rd, 2016. Ms. Christopher was selected for this special honour by the Mahaut Heritage Day Committee, the body responsible for coordinating Heritage Day preparations in the community. Ms. Christopher is being recognized for promoting various aspects of culture such as the national wear, the making of tet kase, fibre mattresses, ear piercing of infants, organizing of koudmen and for her work in agriculture and business in the Mahaut community. A number of individuals and groups will also be recognized for their contribution to the development of the community.Heritage Day starts off with a Creole Mass celebrated by His Lordship the Bishop of Roseau Gabriel Malzaire from 10:00am. A grand exhibition featuring various aspects of the history and cultural heritage of Mahaut will be launched at midday. The Cultural Gala commences at 3:00pm and includes the addresses by government officials, sashing of the Cultural Elder, issuing of community awards and performances by individuals and cultural groups from Mahaut and surrounding communities. Following the Gala, three top Dominica bands, Midnight Groovers, Ti Orkest and Tripple Kay will round up the day’s proceedings. All activities take place at the Mahaut Primary School grounds in Teza, Mahaut.Over the past few months, the Mahaut Heritage Day Committee has been working with the Cultural Division to prepare the day’s programme and to stage the various activities. Mahaut is fondly known as the village that never sleeps due to its bustling nature. Its people mostly live along its narrow coastal strip surrounded by estate lands. In recent decades, some of these lands have been been converting to new settlements for a growing middle and professional class. It was home to the recently closed Dominica Coconut Products, Dominica’s most important manufacturing plant. Mahaut is well known for fishing, farming, shop-keepers, trades people and professionals working in the public and private sector.As a cultural centre, Mahaut produced several outstanding musicians and bands including the popular 70s to 90’s band, Belles Combo and the B Plus. It is also home for one of the island’s most spirited and dynamic carnival celebrations. Current day music greats include Cadence-lypso icons Halibut and Janet Azouzz both of whom have been performing music for well-over four decades.Heritage Day heralds the start of the annual Creole Week/Simenn Kweyol celebrations in Dominica. It was first held in 1983 in the village of Toucarie under the direction of the Cultural Division and the Konmite Pou Etid Kweyol (KEK). Each year, a different village is selected to host the celebrations in order to highlight the island’s unique cultural heritage and rich traditions. This year Heritage Day takes the focus to the host village Mahaut and this will help local people and visitors to become more aware of its history and heritage, its unique cultural achievements, its major personalities and their contribution to the overall preservation of Dominica’s rich heritage and culture. Share 199 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Phillipa Christopher is Cultural Elder 2016 by: – October 20, 2016 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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Linx Technologies Introduces Embedded Surface Mount Antennas for Sub-GHz LPWA Applications

first_imgLinx Technologies, a Merlin, OR-based developer and manufacturer of antennas, has introduced the microSplatch uSP410 series of surface-mount monopole antennas for embedded Sub-1 GHz and low-power, wide-area (LPWA) applications, including LoRaWan and remote-control applications.Exhibiting a low proximity effect, the uSP410 series is an ideal solution for devices typically subject to nearby interference. The uSP410 series uses the ground-line technique to achieve outstanding performance in a compact surface-mount package, making it especially well-suited for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, hand-held devices, and Smart Home networking. This series includes 433 MHz, 868 MHz, and 915 MHz antenna options.Tolga Latif, President and CEO of Linx Technologies said that the new uSP410 series of single-band antennas for ISM and LPWA applications adds to the SP610 and nSP250 cellular and WiFi antennas that Linx recently introduced. All these antennas enable excellent embedded surface-mount antenna performance in solutions that are subject to interferers such as the human body. The uSP410 series is available today in tape and reel packaging via Linx Technologies’ distributor and manufacturer representative networks.Click here to learn more about the microSplatch uSP410 series of surface-mount monopole antennas.last_img read more

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St. Cloud High School Sports Highlights For 2019-2020 Season

first_imgHigh School sports may have come to an abrupt halt in Minnesota last month, but there were plenty of memories made throughout the fall and winter. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite moments from the year in sports.St. Cloud Sports Year In ReviewPHOTO: Dave OverlundSartell FootballSartell topped Alexandria in the snow to snap a skid. PHOTO: Joel BaumgartenRocori FootballThe Rocori Football team took home the section 8AAAA championship in snowy Alexandria. PHOTO: Sarah MuellerRocori FootballRocori fans braved the cold to cheer on the Spartans at the State Tourney.PHOTO: Sarah Mueller, WJONRocori FootballRocori Fans at US Bank Stadium for the state semis.PHOTO: Sarah MuellerRocori FootballROCORI QB Jack Steil calls the signals for the Spartans at the State Tourney .PHOTO: Dave OverlundCathedral Hockey 2019Cathedral clobbered Greenway in a state tourney rematch .PHOTO: Dave Overlund, WJONCathedral HockeyCathedral takes 6A Title.PHOTO: Dave Overlund Cathedral HockeyJack Smith warms up before Cathedral’s semifinal game against Hermantown.PHOTO: Dave Overlund (AM 1390 Granite City Sports)Apollo vs Sauk Rapids-RiceApollo girls hoops takes on the Storm in Sauk Rapids.PHOTO: Dave OverlundSartell Youth Hockey WildThe MInnesota Wild came to Sartell for their Youth Hockey Spotlight. PHOTO: Dave Overlund, WJONMike Modano SartellMike Modano behind the Sabres’ bench.PHOTO: Kelly McCarneySartell-St.-Stephen-Dance-Team-2-Courtesy-Kelly-McCarneySartell Dance at State. PHOTO: Roger MischkeSauk Rapids WrestlingSauk Rapids-Rice wrestler Andrew Wollak won his 100th match. PHOTO: Dave OverlundApollo BasketballThe Apollo boys basketball team celebrates their section title.PHOTO: Dave Overlund Apollo BasketballApollo captures section title.last_img read more

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Player-Team-Uniform Similarities

first_img 0 867 Link to post Link to post 1 Banned Utah doesn’t have gold in their colors, just red and black. Player-Team-Uniform Similarities Posted February 5, 2018 By DNAsports, February 4, 2018 in Sports Logo News Link to post Link to post 2 jerrylawless3 Next Examples- 1 Location:Charlotte, NC 2,242 posts Sports Logo News Share on other sites Kevin Shattenkirk, defenseman for the New York Rangers, has only played for teams who have blue in their color scheme (COL Avalanche, STL Blues, WAS Capitals, NY Rangers). 3 out of 4 have a color scheme of Red, Blue, and White (COL, WAS, NYR) rjrrzube Share on other sites 559 2 Posted February 7, 2018 DNAsports Posted February 5, 2018 5 2 Link to post Members 209 Prev 867 4,271 0 Chromatic Player-Team-Uniform Similarities Chromatic 0 Chromatic Similarily, Jay Cutler went from Denver (Navy and Orange) to Bears (Navy and Orange)…and I guess the Dolphins are Blue and Orange, granted its aqua blue but still Share this post 2,036 posts 143 Link to post 14 minutes ago, rjrrzube said: 1,184 Share on other sites Please feel free to post any facts you find or know! 0 2,157 To add to this, not only have all the teams Smith played for worn red, but they’ve all had some version of red and gold as their colour scheme, which is weirdly specific. 2,227 posts 2,157 Player-Team-Uniform Similarities Chromatic 5,089 posts Similarily, Jay Cutler went from Denver (Navy and Orange) to Bears (Navy and Orange)…and I guess the Dolphins are Blue and Orange, granted its aqua blue but still Members 288 posts Post facts and pictures about athletes who have not had any drastic changes of uniform in their careers. Members Link to post Link to post Share this post 4,271 LaFontaine played for the Sabres when they wore both Blue & Gold and Red & Black.  4,271 johnnysama (Fact via @McCarthy) 21 2,157 Posted February 7, 2018 johnnysama A change was needed. 2,242 posts tjs11 Utah doesn’t have gold in their colors, just red and black. 143 0 Share on other sites CFL/NPB/MLB/NHL/NFL Fan Members 4,271 4,271 3,678 posts Favourite Logos:Vancouver Canucks current/1980s/90s era, LA Kings purple/gold and Gretzky era, Mariners 80s and current, BC Lions 1980s, and Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970s/80s Posted February 4, 2018 To add to this, not only have all the teams Smith played for worn red, but they’ve all had some version of red and gold as their colour scheme, which is weirdly specific. Share this post All Activity Link to post Share on other sites 23 minutes ago, tjs11 said: insert name 1 0 KittSmith_95 The same can be said about Allen Iverson… sorta… Between his two 76ers stints, The Nuggets, Pistons, and Grizzlies all use blue as their primary color. Coincidentally, as he got older, the shades got darker. I’ve always found it interesting that Tim Tebow went from Florida Gators orange and blue, to Denver Broncos orange and blue (only team he really had major playing time for), and then New York Mets orange and blue. 1,184 Page 1 of 2   2,157 DNAsports Link to post Chromatic 2,157 4,271 Share this post 559 Members 4,271 1,130 Members Members Every team Tom Brady has played for has had dark blue as the primary color from High School to the NFL 1 Share this post 218 DPHF Share this post 209 insert name Share this post KittSmith_95 Members Case Keenum has always had horns on his NFL helmet. Recommended Posts Share on other sites 4,271 Location:In The City Share this post Link to post Share on other sites UnclearInitial 27 posts DPHF 209 Posted February 5, 2018 Link to post Followers 1 DNAsports 0 Share this post (Fact via @McCarthy) 343 tjs11 Posted February 7, 2018 DNAsports Share this post Share this post 269 posts Forums Home 5,089 posts 173 posts Favourite Logos:Undecided…. as so many are awesome! Posted February 4, 2018 3 hours ago, DPHF said: Share on other sites 1 Pretty simple explanation: 0center_img 4,271 I’ve always found it interesting that Tim Tebow went from Florida Gators orange and blue, to Denver Broncos orange and blue (only team he really had major playing time for), and then New York Mets orange and blue. SCalderwood Ah, that’s one I forgot to post in the OP. Good catch. To elaborate even further, when Cutler was traded for Kyle Orton, neither had to really change colors. Both the Broncos and Bears are Blue and Orange. Posted February 6, 2018 4,271 rjrrzube 3 2 Share on other sites Albeit different shades of blue, Eli Manning has only played for Ole Miss and the Giants, which means he has only worn red, white and Blue Jerseys in his career, considering that he played in white during the crazy color pro bowl era. Additionally, both Ole Miss and the Giants wore Grey pants (at least for most of his career) and they both have a blue helmet with a single red stripe which obviously he also wore in the Pro Bowls he’s been to. Share on other sites Members 647 posts 4,692 Share on other sites 2,157 SportsLogos.Net Share this post 4,692 DNAsports Link to post Location:Dzekoburgh Members Utah doesn’t have gold in their colors, just red and black. Sign in to follow this   Share this post Share on other sites This one might be a bit esoteric as its not exactly a uniform similarity, but all four teams Trevor Linden played for during his NHL career (Canucks, Canadiens, Islanders & Capitals) have a nickname that is some sort of region specifier DNAsports Posted February 4, 2018 Members Posted February 5, 2018 Members Share this post Albeit young careers, both Jared Goff and Keenan Allen played for University of California Berkeley (blue & gold) and both were drafted by California-based NFL teams sporting blue and gold color schemes. Location:Washington State On 2018-02-03 at 8:15 PM, DNAsports said: Share this post Post facts and pictures about athletes who have not had any drastic changes of uniform in their careers. Posted February 7, 2018 4,271 5,089 posts 4,271 559 Share this post 1 Sam Bradford has only played for teams in the NFL whose primary logos are not present on the helmets (STL Rams, PHI Eagles, MIN Vikings). UnclearInitial Posted February 8, 2018 Pretty simple explanation: Posted February 6, 2018 Members Alex Smith has only played for teams, college and professional, that use variations of red as the primary color. University of Utah, SF 49ers, KC Chiefs, and soon-to-be WAS Redskins. Posted February 5, 2018 Posted February 7, 2018 Followers 1 0 Gary Carter and Keith Hernandez, teammates on the 1986 New York Mets World Series championship team, wore uniforms that had racing stripes on that at some point or another (in addition to the Mets, Carter played for the Montreal Expos when they had racing stripes, and Hernandez in his one season with the Indians in 1990, wore racing stripes as well). Go To Topic Listing 5,089 posts Link to post Share on other sites 4,271 1,130 DNAsports Posted February 7, 2018 Members Share this post Sign in to follow this   Sports Logos FightingGoldenDevil Members Forums Home Posted February 4, 2018 Alex Smith has only played for teams, college and professional, that use variations of red as the primary color. University of Utah, SF 49ers, KC Chiefs, and soon-to-be WAS Redskins. 1,130 Location:Ajax, Ontario 4,271 Share this post FightingGoldenDevil 2,157 1,457 2,157 2,242 posts Share on other sites Trequartista Share on other sites Wasn’t counting Utah 4,271 Share this post DanPoplawski 2,157 218 DNAsports Members 4,271 Members 21 635 posts 5,089 posts SportsLogos.Net DanPoplawski 0 4,271 Next DNAsports 1,457 SCalderwood Members Every team Pat LaFontaine has played for had blue has a primary color. He’s also never played for a team outside the State of New York. jerrylawless3 34 minutes ago, Chromatic said: I think he was referring to the NFL teams. Additionally, the Utes, Chiefs, and Redskins all use Native American related nicknames/imagery  Gilbert Arenas spent his entire NBA career playing for heavily blue teams 57 minutes ago, jerrylawless3 said: Karl Alzner, defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens, used to play for the Washington Capitals. Both teams color scheme is Red, Blue, and White. 1,930 posts Link to post DNAsports Posted February 4, 2018 DNAsports 4,271 343 218 (pictures) Posted February 7, 2018 3 hours ago, SCalderwood said: Gilbert Arenas spent his entire NBA career playing for heavily blue teams Share on other sites 2 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites DNAsports 4,692 435 posts Chromatic Link to post Peyton Manning only played for teams, college and professional, whose colors consisted of Orange (University of Tennessee ), Blue (IND Colts), or both (DEN Broncos). Additionally, both Denver and Indianapolis have horse related nicknames. 867 Link to post Share on other sites 1,457 143 Link to post Link to post 5,089 posts Prev Sports Logo News 343 9 hours ago, rjrrzube said: Page 1 of 2   This topic is now closed to further replies. Sports Logos Link to post Share this post All Activity Share on other sites 21 Examples- 1,184 Memberslast_img read more

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‘Wolves offer is ready’ – Nuno’s side push ahead of Arsenal…

first_imgThe 19 year old is owned by Atalanta and is spending this season on loan at Parma, who are tenth in Serie A. TMW report Arsenal have been watching him for months, ‘intrigued by the impact’ of the Swede.There’s been ‘surveys’ from the Gunners, which normally means asking his club the potential cost and viability of a deal, and approaches to Kulusevski’s entourage which would be to find out if the player is up for it.Arsenal’s situation is ‘still in progress’, however, TMW believe it’s Wolves who are pushing ahead. Nuno Espirito Santo’s club have formulated a bid, and it’s claimed a ‘Wolves offer is ready’.The amount is put at €15m, and it’s stated as fact: ‘a proposal for 15 million euros will be sent’For Atalanta, that figure is ‘insufficient’, and they want €25m, which could increase depending on performance.Just under a month ago, the player’s agent Stefano Sem was asked about interest from Manchester City during the last summer window, and said: “For elegance I don’t name names, I only say that they were both Italian and foreign teams.“He’s a Swedish international, he’s a player who has a more international market than other guys even for a basic mentality and culture discourse. It’s clear that he’s a player that even at the national team, when he plays, it’s easier to follow than his other teammates who play for the Italian national team.“The Italians have the ambition to play for Azzurri and maybe get in a big Italian club, a foreigner wants the top: if the top is in Italy good, if it’s abroad he goes abroad.”One to keep an eye on, with there likely to be efforts made in upcoming windows.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCosmoHealthyMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoHealthyMagUndo Dejan Kulusevski is a name which has been edged towards the rumour mill in recent weeks, and now it’s Wolves’ turn to get involved.last_img read more

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