China trade surplus drops

first_imgMonday 14 February 2011 3:39 am Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap John Dunne Share whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp China trade surplus drops China’s trade surplus fell to its lowest in nine months in January after imports surged, supporting the government’s case ahead of a G20 meeting that it is doing enough to spur domestic demand without speeding up currency appreciation.The trade surplus shrank to $6.5bn (£4.05bn) from $13.1bn in December, well short of forecasts for a $10.7bn gap.Global stocks and commodity prices climbed higher, with the surprisingly strong imports highlighting China’s massive appetite for raw materials and its solid export growth hinting at solidifying recoveries in the U.S. and European economies.In the past, a weaker surplus would have caused concern for the Chinese government, but it has been trying to shift the economy towards greater reliance on consumption and less on exports, in part to address critics who say that its success has come at the expense of other countries.It was the third consecutive month of a declining trade surplus, and though not enough to mark a definitive change, that streak provides an important symbolic lift to China before a G20 meeting this week of finance ministers from the world’s biggest developed and developing economies.China’s imports rose 51 per cent in January from a year earlier, blowing past market forecasts for a 28 per cent rise. Exports rose 37.7 per cent in January, topping expectations for a 22.4 per cent rise, the customs administration said. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

The Season: Fascinating Documentary on Nudgee College’s First XV

first_imgFriday Dec 15, 2017 The Season: Fascinating Documentary on Nudgee College’s First XV A few years back The Code came out, a documentary that gave us an intimate insight into the Waratahs in Super Rugby. Code Red featured the Queensland Reds. Now, this is an inside look at one of Australia’s most prestigious schools. The Season gives us a behind the scenes look at First XV schoolboy rugby like we’re never seen before. It tracks the fortunes of Nudgee College in Queensland, as they navigate their way through the 2017 GPS Premiership Season. Nudgee College is one of Queensland’s powerhouse rugby nurseries with 40 GPS rugby premierships to its name. Nothing is guaranteed though, so each and every season has a number of challenges, all of which have been captured en route to what they hope would be a 41st title. The first four episodes are embedded below, each one at 24 minutes each.EPISODE 1 In the first ever episode of The Season we learn about the school and get to see the players in their preseason training. EPISODE 2With the first GPS game only days away, the boys partake in pre-match Nudgee traditions including the school Cheer Practice and War Cry. With the coaching staff reminding the team to keep a ‘blue head’ in the biggest game of the year, the pressure of a 10,000 strong crowd and a commanding display from brother school Gregory Terrace, affects the team discipline and the cracks begin to appear.EPISODE 3In the third installment, the St. Joseph’s game concludes in the most astonishing fashion with Nudgee scraping home in overtime. Meanwhile, the boys struggle with a Fijian song of praise, and the youngest member of the team credits his parents for playing a major role in his development.The First XV – undefeated so far – continue their march towards a premiership against Churchie, but continue to fall foul of the match officials.EPISODE 4In the fourth episode, Nudgee’s match up with Southport brings together the two best teams in Queensland and the larger Southport scrum becomes hard to contain despite some pre-game motivation from a current Wallaby Old Boy.Despite some parental support making an interstate trip for the game, the result remains poised to fall the way of the team who finishes strongest.EPISODE 5 Now available herecredits: onion tv/rugbypassADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Amateur Related Articles 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down… 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round… 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Donating prompts 63% to take further positive action, says IoF & YouGov research

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Institute of Fundraising Research / statistics  133 total views,  1 views today  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Donating has a positive effect on the majority of people with nearly two thirds (63%) of donors taking further positive action as a result, a report from the Institute of Fundraising and YouGov has revealed.In addition, 43% of people who donate have changed their behaviour or felt better or more positive as a result, according to the joint IoF and YouGov report Insights on charity fundraising: Changes in knowledge, attitude, and action as a result of donating. YouGov surveyed 2,006 adults representative of all UK adults in February for the report, which explores the impact on individuals of giving to charity.Of all those donating:24% became regular givers22% talked about a cause or recommended a charity to friends or family22% supported, liked or followed the cause or charity on social media19% looked for more information about the cause17% signed up for a newsletter, joined a campaign or signed a petition16% gave time as a volunteer6% used one or more of the charity’s servicesWomen were significantly more likely than men to have taken many of these actions as result of donating to charity. This included 35% talking to others about the charity, cause or issues, compared to 22% of men, and 28% taking action on social media, versus 15% of men.The research results also found that 43% of people had changed their behaviour or felt more positive as a result of donating in the past.The four most popular changes reported were:24% felt better or more positive afterwards15% became more knowledgeable about social issues11% became more aware of their health risks10% became more environmentally friendlyAge-wise, while people in the 18-29 age bracket are the least likely to become regular givers following a donation with just 14% doing so, 40% talked to friends, colleagues or family about an issue or cause. This is 18 percentage points higher than the national population. They are also significantly more likely than those of other ages to have supported, liked or followed a cause or charity on Facebook, Twitter or other social media (29%), looked for more information about the cause or charity (28%) and given some time as a volunteer (22%).The findings are the first set of results from the polling research conducted earlier this year. Further findings are due to be published in a series of short reports looking at fundraising and the views and experience of the public in May and June. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Melanie May | 10 May 2017 | Newscenter_img Donating prompts 63% to take further positive action, says IoF & YouGov research Read the second report in this series:Don’t ask, don’t get: research finds 8 out of 10 people donate after being asked About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Daniel Fluskey, head of policy and research at the Institute of Fundraising, said:“Fundraising and the generosity of the public is vital for charities. But these remarkable findings show that supporting the causes we care about also has wider benefits for society and those donating. Whether going on to volunteer, signing a petition, learning about health risks, or just feeling more positive, giving to a cause you care about is a good thing for those donating, as well as charities in need of support.”last_img read more

Farm Progress Show Headed to Virtual Format

first_img Previous articleRevised USDA Food Guidelines Likely To See Few Changes on the HAT Wednesday PodcastNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Launches Virtual Agriculture in the Classroom Program Hoosier Ag Today Farm Progress Show Headed to Virtual Format By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 22, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Two major farm shows are off the calendar for 2020, to fill this gap Farm Progress is launching the first ever Farm Progress Virtual Experience, or FPVX. This information-packed event will be powered by Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days and run three days, Sept. 15 to 17.“The beauty of a virtual event is that we will open the virtual gates on Sept. 15 with a slate of field demos and rich content, but once live, farmers can engage the content all year long,” says Don Tourte, senior vice president, Farm Progress. “With this event the farmer can virtually stroll through more than 500 exhibits in their own time, and each exhibitor will have valuable new information to share.”The information available in the FPVX will allow farmers to engage a range of content. Searching the exhibitors will be easy because they’ll be sorted into the familiar categories farmers have long come to know through more than 65 years of taking part in Farm Progress events.“We’re going to have what may be the most extensive field demonstration program we’ve ever conducted with corn harvest, tillage, hay and cattle equipment,” says Matt Jungmann, events manager, Farm Progress. “And we’ll include a first-look at a range of autonomous tools. And Max Armstrong will be on hand for the three-day online event as the host for this event too.”From videos to easy-to-access brochures, to quick contact information to connect with exhibitors, farmers checking in at FPVX will find the event is almost as information-filled as being on site. While you can’t replace all the great parts of a successful live farm show, this new offering – free to anyone who attends – will provide the information you need to keep up on the newest tools and technology for agriculture.More information will be available as the show date nears, and work is already underway to pull together a virtual farm show experience unlike any other.Source: Farm Progress Show press release Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Progress Show Headed to Virtual Formatlast_img read more

Disney Music and Magic with Youth Cabaret

first_img More Cool Stuff Business News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Join First United Methodis Church on February 7 and 8 for a Night with Disney music and magic! Fun for the entireE family. Tickets are still available for $20 for youth and adults, $10 for children under 11, and $10 for the show only (no meal).Advertisements and Silent Auction gift donations are being collected now. For those who would like to make a donation to the Silent Auction or would like to buy ad space in the program, please contact Lydia In or Rev. Allison Mark.First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes center column 2 Disney Music and Magic with Youth Cabaret Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 3:10 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Rose Bowl’s Legacy Foundation Honors UCLA All-American Cade McNown with Tunnel Naming

first_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img 79 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation announced today that former UCLA All-American quarterback, Rose Bowl Hall of Famer and College Football Hall of Famer Cade McNown will have Tunnel 8 at the Rose Bowl Stadium named in his honor.The naming of the tunnel at the Stadium, which is on the venue’s northeast side, has been made possible thanks to several private contributions to the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation in honor of McNown. A ceremony will be held later in 2020 to celebrate the honor.“The Rose Bowl has always and will always hold a very special place in my heart,” said McNown. “Words can’t describe how humbled I feel to be bestowed with this tremendous honor.”McNown will be enshrined in the prestigious College Football Hall of Fame by the National Football Foundation as part of its 2020 class later this year. In calling the Rose Bowl its home field since 1982, McNown is the only UCLA Bruin in the program’s storied history to have thrown for at least 10,000 career yards. He will become the 16th Bruin to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. McNown had a lifetime 4-0 record against cross-town rivals USC and led some of the most iconic years in Bruin football history.He quarterbacked the Bruins to a school record 20 straight wins over the course of the 1997 and 1998 seasons, posting a 30-14 career record as a starter. Following the 1997 season, McNown helped to engineer a comeback win over Texas A&M in the 1998 Cotton Bowl while earning Offensive MVP honors. He finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy balloting that year and led the nation in passing efficiency with a mark of 168.6 after completing over 61% of his passing attempts and throwing 24 touchdown passes against six interceptions.“Cade is part of the heartbeat of our historic venue for so many reasons,” said CEO and General Manager Darryl Dunn. “It is an honor for us to educate our visitors on his legacy and impact on the game of college football at America’s Stadium.”A consensus 1998 All-American, McNown was named the Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year and the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He was selected as the Quarterback of the Year by the Quarterback Club of Washington, D.C., as well as, the Pop Warner Award recipient recognizing him as the top player on the West Coast for the 1998 campaign. McNown was also a Davey O’Brien Award finalist, third in the voting for the 1998 Heisman Trophy.Growing up in California and Oregon, Cade has strong roots in the Southern California community and in the Rose Bowl family.  A current member of the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation’s Advisory Board, he was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Bruins. The left-hander led the UCLA Bruins to two Pac-10 Championships and a Rose Bowl Game appearance in 1999. As two-time All-American, he left UCLA as the career record-holder in nearly every statistical category before being drafted in the 1st round (12th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 1999 NFL Draft, Cade played professionally for four seasons with the Bears, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.“Cade has always been an extremely special part of this stadium’s history and that of UCLA Football,” said Chief Development Officer Dedan Brozino. “Thank you to the many donors who supported this project to ensure that Cade’s legacy is highlighted in such a special to all fans whenever they visit the Rose Bowl Stadium.”Beginning in 2017 with the dedication of the Jackie Robinson football statue in front of its main entrance, the Legacy Foundation has continued adding significant heritage projects around the venue’s property due to key donations from its support base. Other completed statues include the 1999 Team USA Women’s World Cup Championship Team and Keith Jackson, both dedicated in 2019.  In 2017, the venue’s original locker room was saved and currently serves as a museum-like space recognizing the history of the National Historic Landmark.Last year, with significant help in its planning from Pasadena Heritage, Legacy began raising funds to place historical markers around the venue to highlight some of its key moments.  McNown’s marker is the third on the property thus far (Myron Hunt at Gate A). The Legacy Foundation hopes to add more historical markers to educate its visitors about past events and contributors to the Stadium’s sports and entertainment timeline.  Some markers include UCLA’s ‘Gutty Little Bruins’, UCLA’s 1982 move to the Rose Bowl, Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler, Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson, George Halas, the Ivy League, Brown University star Fritz Pollard, Notre Dame’s Knute Rockne, Stanford’s Pop Warner, and several more.McNown entered the financial sector after his football career, and he is currently a senior managing director for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors in Los Angeles where he is responsible for institutional business development and client relations. He serves on various committees and boards for organizations such as Young Life, Friends of Golf (FOG), and Scouts BSA. He has also consistently volunteered at the California Showcase, an event sponsored by the NFF and headed by legendary UCLA Coach Terry Donahue that gives unsigned high school football players an opportunity to try out for divisional college football programs and earn scholarships.About the Rose Bowl Legacy FoundationFormed in 2010, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is a 501©3, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to financially ensure the protection, preservation and enhancement of the future of the Stadium as a National Historic Landmark. The Foundation has established funding for key capital improvement initiatives, educational programming and heritage protection due to the generosity of supporters from around the world who are invested in its premier future.About the Rose Bowl StadiumThe Rose Bowl Stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses’ Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruins football, AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration, concerts including Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and U2, international and Premier League soccer matches and the World’s Largest Flea Market.A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known around the world, the Rose Bowl Stadium has earned its world class reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer matches, the 1994 Men’s World Cup, the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four BCS National College Football Championship Games and the College Football Playoff Semi-Final game. Community News Non-Profits News Rose Bowl’s Legacy Foundation Honors UCLA All-American Cade McNown with Tunnel Naming STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 5:17 pm Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Letterkenny Penneys to reopen on Tuesday

first_img Facebook Letterkenny Penneys to reopen on Tuesday By News Highland – November 28, 2020 Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Penneys has confirmed that it’ll have extended trading hours in all stores when they re-open on Tuesday.Shops in cities and in shopping centres will stay open until 10pm, while town-based units will stay open until 9pm for December.Penneys at Letterkenny Shopping Centre will open from Tuesday, with closing at 9pm.The company has advised that there will be limits on the number of customers allowed to be inside at any one time, in line with public health advice. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Previous articleDecision to keep wet pubs closed a huge blow – HarleyNext articleGovernment recommends wearing of face masks outdoors News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Students host holiday concert

first_img Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories “We are very fortunate to be able to offer a jersey signed by Coach Larry Blakeney, who is the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year,” Ford said. “It is beautifully framed and will makew a great Christmas gift.”Nisha Weeks, coordinator of the auction, said the minimum bid is $100.There is no charge for the Christmas Extravaganza, but each family attending is encouraged to contribute at least one nonperishable food item to assist food banks. Sponsored Content You Might Like East wins Miss Alabama Ag crown Casey East stood on stage waiting for the name of Miss Alabama Agriculture 2009 to be called. She knew it… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder The Troy City Schools will showcase the talents of the art, music and theater students in grades K-12 at 7 p.m. Monday at the Charles Henderson High School gymnasium. Amanda Ford, CHHS band director, said all of the students involved in the Troy City Schools fine arts programs will be involved.“All of the students will be on the gym floor at the same time, and that is a sight to behold,” Ford said. “This will be our second annual event and we are calling it ‘Christmas Extravaganza.’ Last year’s event was very successful and we expect this one to be just as tremendous.”The performing groups from the music department include the Troy Elementary School fifth-grade choir and Orff ensemble, the middle school beginning and intermediate bands, the middle school brass ensemble, chorus and advanced band, the high school concert band, flute choir, jazz band and vocal ensemble.center_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Students host holiday concert Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 9:20 pm Thursday, December 11, 2008 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Next Up“We’ll also have a combined percussion ensemble from the middle and high schools that is really rocking,” Ford said. “They will be very entertaining.”Ford said the music will offer something for everyone – American music, traditional, secular, religious, silly, even sad.“The music will be fun and inspiring,” she said. “The students in the high school theater department we be the emcees … and will perform a skit,” Ford said. “The art department will have art work on display in the lobby.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson And there will be a couple of special performances by Troy City Schools Superintendent Linda Felton-Smith and the principals from Troy Elementary and Charles Henderson Middle schools.“Dr. Felton will recite a famous poem to music and that will be inspiring,” Ford said. “Mr. (Geoffrey) Spann is a great musician and Mr. (Chresal) Threadgill has style, so you can bet it will be good.”In addition to the fantastic night of entertainment, organizers also will auction a framed, official Troy University football jersey autographed by Coach Larry Blakeney. Bids will be accepted in person between noon and 6:30 p.m. Monday at Charles Henderson High School or by calling Patricia Jackson at 334-372-2162.The Troy University jersey fundraiser will benefit the Charles Henderson High School Band Foundation.last_img read more

Next Level Awaits O.C. Athletes

first_imgRed Raiders student-athletes attend a signing ceremony Wednesday. By MADDY VITALEChloe Prettyman, of Ocean City, is happy to say she is following in her sister, Phoebe’s footsteps, when she heads off to college to play field hockey.Chloe, 17, will be attending Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, just 30 minutes from Dickenson College in Carlise, Pa., where Phoebe, a junior, plays field hockey.“I’m really excited. I love field hockey, and I’m pursuing my dream,” said Chloe, whose record includes being one of the Red Raider’s leaders in assists.“Shippensburg is a half an hour away from my school. I’ll be able to go and catch some of her games,” Phoebe said.The girls’ parents, Tiffany Prettyman, an Ocean City School Board member, and Ocean City Police Chief Jay Prettyman said they are very proud of their daughters for playing a sport in college that they love.“We are a field hockey family,” said Tiffany, who played in high school.“We are just really proud of both of them,” Jay added.Chloe was one of nine seniors who signed on with their respective colleges and universities to play their college sports during a signing at the Ocean City High School Wednesday.Field hockey player Chloe Prettyman, of Ocean City, (seated) with sister, Phoebe, and parents, Jay and Tiffany Prettyman and Athletic Director Geoffrey Haines and Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor pose for a photo.Six other student-athletes could not attend but will have their signing in the winter, said the district’s Athletic Director Geoffrey Haines.“This is a very exciting day for us,” Haines told an audience of family and friends in the school library. “As you see, we have great student-athletes. I want to thank the parents. Thank you for the support. Without the parents, we couldn’t be here.”From field hockey, to crew, softball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, cross country and track, students each walked up to the signing table to pose for photos with their families.Jaden Millstein, 18, of Margate, will be going off to Vassar College to study neuroscience and play baseball in the fall.He also will perform somewhere other than the field – on a piano.The classic pianist who also can play blues and jazz, performs for senior citizens at assisted living facilities.He loves the piano so much that he is thinking about minoring it music, he noted.But that won’t affect how much time he devotes to baseball.Jaden, whose parents and siblings attended the signing, said he has been juggling the two very different passions since he was about five or six.“I love it all,” he said in an interview after his signing. “I think baseball and piano complement each other nicely. For me, they both help me with discipline and perseverance.”And if he struggles with a piece of music he said with a laugh, “I just take it into the batting cage.”People fill the Ocean City High School library to support the student-athletes.Student-Athletes in bold did not attend the signing. Soccer players listed were at an away game during the ceremony, Haines said.Abigail Craige – Softball – Virginia WeslyanAshley Devlin – Lacrosse – Washington CollegeAbigail Fenton – Lacrosse – Cabrini College – AwayEmma Finnegan – Crew – Rutgers UniversityMargaret Kane – Crew – Rutgers UniversityDelaney Lappin – Soccer Drexel University – Away   Jacob McKenna – Baseball – St. Joseph’s UniversityCasey McLees – Cross Country/Track – LaSalle UniversityJaden Millstein – Baseball – Vassar CollegeJordan Meyer – Tennis – The College of New Jersey – AwayMorgan Pizagno – Field Hockey – Rowan University – Not Present Chloe Prettyman – Field Hockey – Shippensburg UniversityMolly Reardon – Field Hockey/Lacrosse – Salisbury University- AwayCarly Reighard – Soccer – Thomas Jefferson University- AwayClaudia Scherbin – Crew – Clemson Universitylast_img read more