Florida Man Donates 100 Gallons of Blood

first_imgA Florida man is celebrating a milestone few people achieve, he is a blood donating galloneer saving one life at a time.Tony Mann of Clearwater has been donating his blood since he was in college 40 years ago in 1980, and just donated his 100th gallon of blood.He is also a vital platelet donor.The Oneblood blood bank says Mann has helped save hundreds of lives.To mark the occasion of his 100th gallon, he got to meet Kristine Flemister, a non-Hodgkins lymphoma patient who depended on transfusions for two years.He said she and her husband were very appreciative.last_img

Lee-Anne Pace lifts Spanish Open title

first_imgSouth Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace captured her second Ladies European Tour (LET) title of the season by winning the Spanish Open at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid on Sunday. Double-bogeyIt wasn’t plain sailing, however, as Pace double-bogeyed the 17th, leaving her with a single shot lead heading into the 18th. The victory was Pace’s seventh career title on the Tour and her second of 2013, following her success in the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open. Previously she dominated the 2010 season, winning five times in the space of five months. Pace closed with a 71 after rounds of 67, 69 and 68 for a four-round total of 275, while Sweden’s Mikaela Parmlid shot a final round two-under-par 70 to finish as runner-up, a shot adrift on 276. A regulation par on the last hole won her the tournament. “On 17, I went straight at the pin and probably should have gone a little bit right, but I had a small draw, and a mental error cost me two shots. But I’m really happy I won,” she commented. ‘A lot of confidence’Interviewed after securing the title, Pace said: “Winning this week gives me a lot of confidence for next week and hopefully the British Open. I’ve just been working really hard with my coaches on my swing, trying to hit the ball both ways, hitting a lot of greens.” 23 July 2013 The ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters takes place from 26 to 28 July before the Women’s British Open is played at Saint Andrews from 1 to 4 August.center_img LEADERBOARD Pace began the final round in a tie for the lead with France’s Celine Herbin, but a fast start in which she fired four birdies in the first seven holes took the South African star clear. 275 Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) (-13) 67, 69, 68, 71276 Mikaela Parmlid (Swe) (-12) 69, 71, 66, 70 279 Joanna Klatten (Fra) (-9) 69, 71, 67, 72280 Celine Herbin (Fra) (-8) 68, 68, 68, 76281 Ashleigh Simon (RSA) (-7) 70, 71, 71, 69 281 Gwladys Nocera (Fra) (-7) 69, 72, 69, 71282 Titiya Plucksataporn (-6) 72, 75, 68, 67282 Linda Wessberg (Swe) (-6) 74, 67, 72, 69282 Marta Silva Zamora (Esp) (-6) 70, 74, 69, 69282 Minea Blomqvist (Fin) (-6) 74, 72, 67, 69282 Carlota Ciganda (Esp) (-6) 74, 71, 66, 71 Solid showingAnother South African, Ashleigh Simon, produced a solid showing, finishing in a tie for fifth with Gwladys Nocera on seven-under-par 281 after rounds of 70, 71, 71 and 69. Her final round included an eagle on the far-five fourth. “I thought, re-group, recover, you’ve been hitting it well all week, so smash it down the middle and there you go,” Pace said. Her victory in Madrid also lifted her to the top of the ISPS Handa Order of Merit. The win was worth €52 500 (about R678 000) for Pace and took her almost €31 000 clear of second placed Nocera at the top of the Order of Merit, with both players having played in 11 events.last_img read more

Golden Beam Baby Bow Headband – Beautiful headband! Amazing customer service

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Sneak Peak at Loud3r’s New Curation Power Tool

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As social media and information overload spill out over the boundaries of old media’s monopoly on publishing, a big piece of the future will belong to the curators of the world. Some newspapers have scored headlines by calling new media organizations that curate content nothing more than parasitic aggregators – but not everyone is so shortsighted.The New York Daily News invested $4 million this January in Loud3r, a content curation service built on top of extensive Natural Language Proccessing and other forms of technical analysis. The end result is a powerful tool than any curation geek would drool over. Already deployed by a small number of customers, Loud3r is generally available now. Check out the screenshots below of this new curation service that’s just dripping with cool features.Multi-media, content and keyword recommendations, topic disambiguation, turnable priority dials, social media analytics – this service offers a whole lot in a relatively easy-to-understand interface. The back-end isn’t the prettiest, but the output can come in any number of formats: on a hosted page, as XML that you can style up to run on your own site however you like, even as a stream of curated Tweets. In most cases users of these services fine-tune the settings and let the systems run on autopilot, chewing through thousands of discovered stories each day and publishing tens or hundreds.This service is aimed at professional publishers, there’s a modest monthly fee per topic area you’re curating. Whether you’re in the target market or not, here’s a look at one of the most cutting-edge services in this emerging market. Competitors include OneSpot and DayLife.Your stream – made by handThese screens are a demo Loud3r account set up to track content about the topic “data analysis.” Click any of the following screens for a larger pop-up.Project home pageKeyword synonyms and blacklistKeyword recommendationsDial the filters up and downSort the streamThat’s a little look behind the scenes at Loud3r. There’s a whole lot there. The semantic and Natural Language Processing is the secret sauce, but throughout the service there are good features that any curation tool would benefit from including.Are these kinds of tools the printing press of the 21st century? Original content will always be important, but it’s easier than ever to publish now. That means there are all kinds of opportunities to ad value built on top of the rushing river of news online. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#web last_img read more

Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly makes comeback with Cricket World Cup 2007

first_imgSourav GangulyThis is clearly not the season for order-or the orderly. Australia have lost their last five ODIs in a row, Shoaib Akhtar has gone missing from a dope test and India is going to the World Cup with Sourav Ganguly. Six months ago, the first eventuality could possibly have,Sourav GangulyThis is clearly not the season for order-or the orderly. Australia have lost their last five ODIs in a row, Shoaib Akhtar has gone missing from a dope test and India is going to the World Cup with Sourav Ganguly. Six months ago, the first eventuality could possibly have been dreamt up and the second definitely predicted.To conjure up Ganguly’s return though, would have required a Beamonesque leap of the imagination. Even then, entertaining the very thought would have been put down to consuming too much hilsa on a hot day by the Hooghly.But the maverick is back. Entrenched once again in the Indian team on the strength of his batting and the vein of his experience. In his last two outings since his comeback, Ganguly topped the run aggregates in three Tests versus South Africa and won a Man of the Series award. When he heads for the crease now, he is not the tired, edgy figure of 2004-05, just a wicket waiting to fall, but a batsman with the armour-plating welded back onto his game.Such a riposte was not expected of Ganguly, but maybe it should have been. His batsmanship at its best may be silken and godly but his basic character is built around defiance and an instinct for survival. Those qualities were the foundation of his captaincy, along with an ability to assess talent, keep it stoked and put up with its excesses.Ganguly’s presence in West Indies will be an overt redemption following a brutal, public fall. If cricket is capricious by nature, then Indian cricket is the world capital of the unpredictable. So, why should it surprise anyone that Ganguly has returned? The accompanying lament that his selection has come at the cruel expense of nurturing young talent may be valid under development theory but it does not stand up to cricket’s cold arithmetic. Had India enjoyed a better ODI season early on, then there would have been “no going back”, to quote Kiran More, to older players. When Ganguly got his chance, he showed young tykes how spots are sealed.advertisementTo Ganguly, this World Cup will mean as much if not more than the one in which he led India in 2003 because his presence in the West Indies will be an overt redemption following a swift, brutal and public fall.During his time away from the team, somehow he did not lose his humour and he held his peace. India may have been divided over Ganguly the bad-boy captain but his subsequent dignity in public has earned him goodwill. Collective memory may be short but it can also be discerning.No matter what he has learnt, the months that Ganguly spent away from the national side proved to be an education for rest of us too. Everything wrong with the Indian team was not Ganguly’s fault. The failure to dominate quality fast bowling is not a character flaw, merely a technical shortcoming despite which you can still stay in the game. Preferring player X over player Y is not favouritism but a captain’s prerogative-specially if the captain is dead sure the fellow can deliver the goods and win a game. Not jettisoning the guy if he proves inadequate is, in fact, bad leadership.The Ganguly comeback has also acted as a mirror to all those around it. Greg Chappell’s disingenuous observation that Ganguly’s return was one of his “success stories” reveals more about the coach than he should be comfortable with. On a good day, it now seems, Chappell would take credit for India’s booming foreign exchange reserves or, indeed, the invention of the wheel.Ganguly’s return was precipitated entirely by India’s early season failures and a selection committee nervously eyeing the World Cup countdown clock. This headstrong, contrary cricketer has once again ensured that all eyes will be on him during the World Cup (where he averages 56.26 from 18 games, don’t say you weren’t warned).As he looks back at the year gone by, he can allow himself a wry smile. This is what he lives for. In the heat of the drama around him, we had all forgotten that if there was one scenario Sourav Ganguly revelled in, it was a good, bloody fight, the uglier the better. If there is one thing he loves, it is proving people wrong.last_img read more

Jamaican Born Civil Rights Campaigner Appointed to British House of Lords

first_imgStory Highlights Doreen Lawrence has been honoured by the Jamaican High Commission in London. Noted Jamaican-born civil rights campaigner, Doreen Lawrence, who was recently appointed to the British House of Lords, has been honoured by the Jamaican High Commission in London.The United Kingdom’s (UK) Home Secretary, Theresa May, was among the special guests at a reception hosted on Monday, October 21, by Her Excellency, Aloun Ndombet-Assamba.Mrs. Lawrence took her seat as Labour member of the Upper House earlier this month, using the title Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon in the Commonwealth Realm of Jamaica.She is the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a British teenager, who was murdered in a racist attack in South East London in 1993. Her tireless fight for justice for her son, has promoted reforms of the police service. She has also founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.Mrs. Lawrence said that she was overwhelmed by the honour. “It has been overwhelming. My work was not to get me to here. It was for my son, for my family. I wanted the world to recognise what we were going through,” she said.She said she sees her role in the House of Lords as being the voice of ordinary people.High Commissioner Ndombet-Assamba congratulated Mrs. Lawrence on her elevation to the House of Lords.“We are very proud that she is now Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon in the Commonwealth Realm of Jamaica.  It is the parish of her birth in Jamaica and where Stephen is buried. I am told it is rare for this honour to be named after a location in a Commonwealth realm or other country outside of the United Kingdom,” the High Commissioner said.High Commissioner Assamba said the honour was a fitting testament to Baroness Lawrence’s resolute campaign, bravery and commitment to getting justice for Stephen. She is the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a British teenager, who was murdered in a racist attack in South East London in 1993. Mrs. Lawrence took her seat as Labour member of the Upper House earlier this month.last_img read more

HapagLloyd Sets Up North Europe SAWC Service

first_imgzoom German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd plans to launch the SW Service, a new weekly shipping service linking North Europe, the Caribbean and West Coast South America, starting from February 2017. The company said it will consolidate all its present services from North Europe to South America West Coast.The new SW Service is planned to commence on February 8, 2017, in Valparaiso, Chile, with the northbound departure of M/V Valparaiso Express.The first southbound sailing is expected to begin on March 7, 2017, in Rotterdam, with the same vessel.Hapag-Lloyd said it will operate four out of nine ships with a capacity of 10,500 TEUs and 2,100 reefer plugs each.In addition, the new SW Service will deploy two feeder vessels covering Paita in Peru and Guayaquil in Ecuador, synchronized with the mainline vessel in Buenaventura, Colombia.The new service will call the ports of Rotterdam (Netherlands), London (United Kingdom), Hamburg (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium), Le Havre (France), Caucedo (Dominican Republic), Cartagena (Colombia), Manzanillo, PA (Mexico), Buenaventura (Colombia), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Paita, Callao (Peru), Puerto Angamos, Valparaiso (Chile).last_img read more