Responsible Drinking

first_imgSatiricus was intrigued. Here it was that the folks who were producing alcohol for fellas like him and his buddies to drink were now promoting “responsible drinking”?  Satiricus knew he wasn’t the brightest bulb in the room – any room – but he was confused. How exactly would the rum companies discourage drinking? He’d have to get the fellas at the Back Street Bar, where he was headed, to explain this to him.“Ow Budday!! Wha’ yuh a tek worries fa?” laughed Cappo when Satiricus unloaded his disquiet. “Abee a drink beer only! Da respansible!”“I know, but what will these rum companies do?” Satiricus asked, as he downed a beer in one long gurgle. “Put warning labels like the cigarette companies?”“Like ‘RUM GUH EAT OUT YUH LIVAH’ pan ev’ry baattle?” laughed Bungi, who’d matched Satiricus gulp for gulp. “Me na t’ink suh!”“Sato, old friend, the rum companies are just being politically correct,” said Hari, as he wiped the beer fuzz from his lips. “Unless they do something, the Government will step in on alcoholism.”“Well, they SAID something,” said Satiricus. “But what will they DO?”“Dem guh stap advatising?” asked Cappo, reaching for another beer. “Or promotin’ all dem sportin’ show?”“I don’t see them doing that,” said Satiricus firmly, as he waved frantically for another beer. “These are businesses that make profits depending on how much alcohol they sell!”“Well, notice dem na tell abee fuh STAP drinkin,” pointed out Bungi, as he clinked his bottle with Hari’s. “Suh maybe dem guh tell abee how much fuh drink?”“Like people mus’ only tek two shat?” asked Cappo, worriedly sipping his third beer. “Or only two beer?”“Budday, don’t worry about THAT happening!” said Hari as he started on his fourth. “They’ll leave YOU to decide the meaning of “responsible’!”“We know when you start singing “Kutch Kutch Hota hai” that’s it for you!!” grinned Satiricus. “Like you’re about to do!”“Fuh Bungi, da w’en ‘e cyaan stap skin ‘e teeth!” said Cappo, poking the target of his jibe in the ribs, who vainly tried to stop grinning.last_img read more

Aqueduct employee finds body in water

first_imgLITTLEROCK – A man’s body was found early Wednesday morning in the California Aqueduct in Littlerock and sheriff’s homicide detectives were trying to determine how he died. An employee at a pumping station found the body about 1:40 a.m., a coroner’s office official said. The man was pronounced dead at 2 a.m. The victim’s identity has not yet been established, but he is thought to be at least 50, deputy coroner Dana Bee said. Although the body was moderately decomposed, Bee said the man’s face was recognizable. Bee estimated that the body had been in the water for several days. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He said there were no initial signs of foul play. “Once you fall into that aqueduct it can be very difficult to get out,” Bee said. “The walls are really slippery and the water moves quickly.” (661) 267-7802last_img read more

Alan Pardew: Crystal Palace fans should be excited about ‘big news’

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is excited by the prospect of American Josh Harris and business partner David Blitzer becoming investors at Selhurst Park.The Eagles and co-chairman Steve Parish have agreed a deal in principle with Harris, the owner of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers, to sell a sizeable shareholding after starting talks over a year ago.And Pardew – approaching a year in charge of Palace – has received the news well.He said: “I welcome it, I think it will be great for this football club.“If you look at Steve Parish’ record of what he has done here he has called it right more times than he has got it wrong, and that’s why we are growing as a club and I would like to think that is why he has got this right as well.“That’s why I think if you are a Crystal Palace fan it is big news for you.”Pardew added that since arriving at Selhurst Park, he has been kept in the loop about the possible boardroom changes.“Since I have come to the football club I knew that these guys were potentially involved in the club,” he said.“I have met them and I am excited by the fact that they are excited to be involved in the Premier League.“They are thorough, I have met them and their knowledge of sport is strong.“They understand how transfers work, they understand about stats but of course all the little tiny nuances that we have in football, that’s what they don’t get and that’s where me and Steve come in to try and guide them.”Pardew – whose side are preparing to face Sunderland on Monday – does not see problems being caused by new faces above him.“These are not new owners. These are new investors under Steve’s leadership and it’s that relationship that is the most important for me,” he said.“If you was honestly asking me the question if Steve was not in the process, if he was being removed I would be very nervous.“I think in Steve they have someone they can trust to invest their money wisely because all investors want a return.“They want to see their money grow, otherwise there is no investment. They’ll be listening and trying to add to the finance of the club so we can move along as quick as we can.” 1 Alan Pardew last_img read more

Wenger unhappy with penalty award as Arsenal finish top of Europa League group

first_img The Gunners will go into next month’s draw as Group H winners 1 Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal side secure top spot in their Europa League group despite falling to defeat at Cologne thanks to what he sarcastically deemed a “very nice penalty”.The Gunners will go into next month’s draw as Group H winners as a goalless stalemate between Red Star Belgrade and BATE Borisov meant the 1-0 loss at the RheinEnergieStadion was still enough to give them an unassailable four-point lead.A drab game here was settled courtesy of a controversial second-half penalty as Mathieu Debuchy was adjudged to have fouled Sehrou Guirassy in the area when in truth, there was minimal contact.Guirassy stepped up to convert the resulting spot-kick and give Cologne maximum points which keeps them in the hunt to go through with Arsenal – in second place.Wenger was not amused by the decision of Russian official Vladislav Bezborodov but did praise the hosts, who sit bottom of the Bundesliga without a league win all season, for their defensive resilience.“We had a lot of possession,” he said. “We lost the game to one shot basically. It was a very nice penalty that we have to take on board. It was honestly not a penalty at all.“We missed a little bit of the accuracy in our passing in the final-third that is required to score more goals.“We had plenty of dangerous situations but we always missed a little something to finish our chances.“I must also say that Cologne defended with spirit, with commitment and overall the crowd was absolutely fantastic for them.”Arsenal’s best chance fell to Francis Coquelin, with the midfielder hitting the post in the first half as Wenger’s side failed to score an away goal in Europe for the first time since 2014.“I must say that the attitude was good,” added Wenger.“It took us some time to inject some pace into the game. In the second half, it was much quicker. The pitch was difficult tonight, and the players were (struggling) because of it, but I cannot fault the preparation or the concentration of the players.”Although he hailed topping the group as a job done, the 68-year-old conceded it would only be a good thing if they landed a favourable draw in the round of 32.Asked what securing top-spot meant to him, Wenger replied: “I don’t know. I will tell you after the draw.“You feel you have done the job to finish top of the group. We now play our final game at home against BATE Borisov without much at stake, other than the fact that we want to win the game. What does it really mean? I don’t know. It’s what we wanted.”Cologne boss Peter Stoger has come under pressure following his side’s poor domestic form but back-to-back Europa League wins will help his cause and the Austrian was delighted with the result.“It was a battle – a hard-fought win,” he said.“The passion and fight for this game was there. I was incredibly impressed with my side. The lads are shattered after giving it their all. I’m proud of them and delighted we could take something from this game.”last_img read more

Barcelona praise Messi on Twitter… but end up trolling the rest of their squad

first_img latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Messi had a thoroughly impressive 2018/19 campaign, notching 36 goals in 34 LaLiga appearances as Barca secured their 26th league title – and the forward’s 10th for the club.Messi also clinched the Pichichi Trophy for a joint-record sixth time after finishing the top marksman in Spanish’s top flight once again. LATEST talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Getty LIVE ON talkSPORT Fans on social media were far from impressed with the tweet, with one fan responding: “You do realise you trolled half of your own team, right?”“This is sad,” replied another.While another wrote: “Mugging off your whole squad.” Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed gameday cracker 6 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea SORRY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update MOST READ IN FOOTBALL England Women vs Denmark Women (Saturday, 1pm) – talkSPORTNewport County vs Tranmere (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Sunderland (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT JIBE For the first time ever, the accolade has been won by a player who has scored 15 goals more than the second-placed player, after Messi’s team-mate Luis Suarez ended the season with 21 goals to his name to finish runner-up in the LaLiga goal standings.Barcelona took to Twitter to recognise the brilliance of their star man, tweeting a Cann table showcasing just how many goals he has scored this season. Barcelona have managed to mock the vast majority of their own squad in a tweet designed to laud the continued incredible goalscoring heroics of their talisman Lionel Messi.The Argentine – widely regarded as the best player in the world – is showing no signs of slowing up despite approaching the age of 32. 36 Messi353433323130292827262524232221 Suárez201918171615141312111098 Dembélé765 Coutinho4 Piqué3 Rakitic, Vidal2 Alba, Aleña1 Lenglet, Malcom, Munir, Semedo— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 20, 2019However in doing so, they inadvertently took aim at the rest of the squad – hinting at a shortage of goals from elsewhere.Messi’s goals made up 40 per cent of the team’s overall tally, while the No10 also contributed an impressive 13 assists in the league alone this term. Lionel Messi is Barcelona’s all-time top scorer with an incredible 602 goals whoops TROPHY The Barca skipper also looks on course to claim the European Golden Shoe for 2018/19.Messi is bidding to become the first player to ever claim the prestigious gong for a third straight season.The Catalan giants face Valencia on Saturday evening in the Copa del Rey final as they aim for a fifth successive win in the competition.last_img read more

Greig Laidlaw: Media are writing off Scotland but we won’t panic

first_imgThe Gloucester number 9 said: “Has the disappointment left the group? No. We were just a little bit short on Saturday. The first week of the Six Nations is always tough.“For Scotland to win games we need to be at our best. We were when we won games during the World Cup.“There is still confidence in the group and we believe we can do so much better.“We’ll have to improve. We conceded two soft tries on Saturday. Our defence was solid apart from that.“We also coughed up a few balls going forward. If we can tighten up a few little things, it’ll go a long way.” Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw has admitted the players are hurting from defeat to England – but insists that being written off will only make them stronger.Scrum half Laidlaw led the inquest into the performance in the 15-9 Calcutta Cup loss as the players faced up to their shortcomings at Murrayfield.But the passionate skipper, who is on course to win his 50th cap during this year’s Six Nations, that when it comes to proving the team is getting better, only victories between now and the end of March will do.He said: “It’s going to come down to us progressing in this tournament. “I can see already that you guys [in the media] are writing us off, which we will just keep in house.“We’re not going to panic. We’re one game into the tournament and we believe we will be fine.”Scotland missed opportunities to score against England, with a mixture of poor ball handling and bad decision-making scuppering the good possession and territory they had earned.Laidlaw is a realist though, and he knows that the team cannot afford to let any part of their game slip.last_img read more

Alan Dale Storms, 62, of Orleans

first_imgAlan Dale Storms, 62, of Orleans, passed away at 6:07 PM on December25, 2017 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.He was born April 1, 1955 in West Plains, Missouri, the son of Groverand Margaret B. (Cox) Storms.He married Pamela on August 13, 1981 and she survives. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene Church in Orleans andof the VFW men’s auxiliary in Mitchell. He worked at Paoli INC. for 25years and also worked construction and did mechanic work.He is survived by his wife of Orleans; one son, Joseph Storms ofOrleans; three step sons, Harold Whisler of Kansas City, MO, HomerWhisler of West Plains, MO and Anthony Whisler of Orleans; twosisters, Virginia Hensley of Thayer, MO and Mary Hampton of Belton,MO; several nieces and nephews.Preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Zettie Storms; onestepson, Terry Whiser; one sister Ruth Ann Bullock; four brothers,Homer, Ted, Paul and Wayne Storms and one half-brother CraigHackney.The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017 at theOrleans Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Richardsonofficiating.Burial will be later in the Old Union Cemetery, Orleans.Friends are invited to visitation at the church from 12:00 PM untilservice time.Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.netlast_img read more

UW-Marshfield/Wood County women’s basketball falls to UW-Rock County in state tournament semifinals

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWISCONSIN DELLS — The University of Wisconsin-Rock County began the game on an 18-1 run and powered past UW-Marshfield/Wood County 67-46 in a semifinal at the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Women’s Basketball State Tournament on Saturday at JustAgame Fieldhouse.Rock County started out the game hot, and the Marauders could not recover. The Rattlers led 41-20 by halftime, and Marshfield could not get the deficit back into single digits.UW-Rock County went on to win the state championship game on Sunday, beating UW-Marathon County 49-43.Taylor Lynn led the Marauders, who finish the season with a 13-8 record, with 11 points. She was named to the all-tournament team.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 67, Marauders 46UW-Marshfied/Wood County 20 26 – 46UW-Rock County 41 26 – 67UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY (46): Katie Meacham 2 0-0 6, Mikayla Jankowski 2 0-0 4, Paige Newman 1 3-4 5, Taylor Lynn 5 1-4 11, DeNecia Turner 1 2-2 4, Becca Austin 1 2-2 4, Carrie Stroetz 3 1-2 7, Allie Paitel 2 1-4 5. FG: 17. FT: 10-19. 3-pointers: 2 (Meacham 2). Fouls: 14. Fouled out: none.UW-ROCK COUNTY (67): Statistics not provided.last_img read more

Marshfield boys tennis sweeps D.C. Everest

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield boys tennis team dominated D.C. Everest, rolling to a 7-0 victory in a Wisconsin Valley Conference dual match Thursday at the Boson Courts.The Tigers won six of the seven matches in straight sets, losing just a total four games. Marshfield’s other victory was hard-fought as the No. 1 doubles team of Sam Trudeau and Dylan Handrich defeated Cameron Kissinger and Mitch Hruska 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2.Marshfield is now 1-1 in the WVC this season. The Tigers host Tomah in a nonconference match Friday, play at the Stevens Point Invitational on Saturday, and return to WVC action April 30 at Stevens Point.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 7, Evergreens 0Singles: 1. Bryce Gadke (M) def. Meng Yang 6-1, 6-0; 2. Jacob Limmex (M) def. Keng Yang 6-0, 6-1; 3. John Weisenberger (M) def. Isaac Vanderwaal 6-0, 6-0; 4. Justin Twardowski (M) def. Alex Shimanski 6-0, 6-0.Doubles: 1. Sam Trudeau-Dylan Handrich (M) def. Cameron Kissinger-Mitch Hruska 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2; 2. Austin Christianson-Jared Draxler (M) def. Tim Cornish-Erik Wasleske 6-1, 6-1; 3. Tanner Boson-Tom Kruger (M) def. Eli Lee-Tyler Neill 6-0, 6-0.last_img read more

What iPhone Apps are Hot in Japan?

first_imgHave you ever wondered what iPhone apps are hot in Japan? If you’re attending this year’s MacWorld conference in San Francisco, you’ll have a chance to find out. There, Nobuyuki Hayashi, a Japanese Mac and iPhone tech journalist and blogger, is hosting an event called “Japan iPhone Apps: State of the Market,” which will be held on Wednesday, Jan 7th. If you can’t make the event, here’s a sneak preview of the apps being featured. Japanese iPhone AppsAt the event, Nobuyuki Hayashi will brief attendees on the state of the iPhone market in Japan while also taking questions from the audience. Nobuyuki, aka “Nobi,” will present along with twelve other leading iPhone app developers including Ryo Shimizu, the CEO of UEI, creators of Zeptopad (video).Of course, we couldn’t wait for Macworld to find out what those other apps were, so thankfully, Nobi posted some more details. According to his post, the developers attending are the creators of numerous apps including those that let you watch TV on your iPhone, draw on your screen, play MahJong and Samurai Chess, enjoy a private geisha dance, or see real-time 3D animation. Specifically, some of the developers and apps are as follows:Conit (Samurai Chess) GClue (iKoto, iGeisha) HIcorp (Mascot Capsule) Hudson Software J’s Avenue (Realtime 3D animation library) JYProduct (FingerPiano) Royal Gadget – Teru Teru BozuPokeDía (PokeDía) SunSoft (Mahjong Solitaire) UEI (aka Zeptotools / ZeptoPad 2.0, ZeptoLiner, iShodo) To see videos of these apps, check out Nobi’s blog post where he links to several Japanese YouTube video demos. Or to see the developers introduce each of their apps individually, check out this video instead. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#Trends#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez Note: Some of these apps are available in the U.S. iTunes app store, but your country may be different. Image credit: iPhone Buzz A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more