MLB pitcher described as ‘walking miracle’ returns to the mound for spring training

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Spring training workouts are underway for most Major League Baseball clubs — and of all the pitchers and catchers who have reported to camp, none is more impressive than right-hander Danny Farquhar.Doctors have called Farquhar a walking miracle after he suffered a brain hemorrhage in the White Sox dugout last April and spent 18 days in intensive care. The 31-year-old pitcher and father of three has defied the odds with his incredible comeback as he returned to the mound on a minor league contract at Yankees training camp on Wednesday.“Every time I step on a big league mound it’s pretty awesome,” Farquhar said. “And I can’t wait for that moment.” A fleeting feeling for Farquhar when less than a year ago he was rushed off the field after a ruptured aneurysm.“I was devastated that I wasn’t going to be able to play,” he said. “Little did I know I wasn’t even thinking, ‘hey man your life just got saved by some doctors, and you’re lucky to be alive.’”The pitcher has spent six seasons with four different teams and will celebrate his birthday on Feb. 17.His wife Lexie said it’s the start of a new beginning for her superstar husband.“Our story’s not over yet so we’re going to enjoy every moment,” she said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img February 14, 2019 /Sports News – National MLB pitcher described as ‘walking miracle’ returns to the mound for spring traininglast_img read more

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Union Dry Dock

first_imgDear Editor:Before the Hoboken Reporter enables Ron Hine’s rhetoric to rewrite Hoboken’s waterfront history, I’d like to set the record straight on the actual record of what his group has “done” for the City. On the southern waterfront, the Port Authority executed their plan as designed (with residential “towers”), the only change being that the office space planned for Pier A was moved to River Street. This move was based on the idea born and promoted by a different citizen group and later coopted by Hine. Only the later addition of the W Hotel prevented a total street-wall of buildings along River Street.Hine later turned his efforts to the northern waterfront at a time when the City was completely underserved by three worn out, undersized grocery stores and a full size supermarket was proposed. Hine’s efforts resulted in a smaller store (Kings) with a set of cookie-cutter.12 story buildings. Later, on the Maxwell House site, Hine threatened lawsuit to the developers who proposed repurposing many of the 1930’s coffee roaster plant into a creative set of building types complete with canals and other architectural features. Instead of preserving an important part of Hoboken’s industrial past, Hine’s efforts resulted in the scrapping of a plan embraced by much of the community, demolition of the entire site and more cookie-cutter.12 story buildings having more to do with Edgewater than Hoboken.Still later, Stevens proposed an academic Maritime Center for their property on the waterfront which Hine quickly criticized and got squashed under his constant threat of lawsuits and tying the project up in the courts. Now he wants to eliminate Union Dry Dock, the last waterfront business who’s viability will clearly be outweighed by the property’s worth at some point anyway. Hine knows that any redevelopment of this site will have open space and a walkway mandated by the state but this doesn’t stop his obsession with foisting his own vision of urban planning on a City which has endured too many sacrifices for his efforts.Sincerely, Hank Forrestlast_img read more

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City Council Updates: Bay Avenue, Bulkheads, Budget

first_imgA county project to improve Bay Avenue between Sixth and 18th streets started on Feb. 24.City Council had a full agenda for its public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday (March 13) at the Ocean City Free Public Library. But here are five things that might be of special interest:BAY AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS: Ocean City Business Administrator Mike Dattilo updated City Council on a Cape May County project to improve drainage and repave Bay Avenue between Sixth and 18th streets. Delays with New Jersey American Water Company replacing water mains have set back the county’s schedule in improving the road. Work likely will not be done by Memorial Day, he said. If the roadwork can’t be completed by summer, it will resume in the fall. In the meantime, the worst stretch of pavement between 15th and 18th streets will be milled down to a surface that will be rough — but not as treacherous as the existing collection of potholes.REVISED BULKHEAD ORDINANCE: City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that governs construction of bulkheads. The existing ordinance pertains only to bulkheads on the bay side of Ocean City. Proposed revisions would add oceanfront bulkheads, change references to the outdated “Director of Public Works” and change the scale used to measure elevation (to NAVD 1988). Minimum elevation of the top of bulkheads must be 7 feet (NAVD 1988) on the bay side and 11 feet on the oceanfront under the proposed ordinance. (The tide level during Superstorm Sandy reached 7.25 feet (NAVD 1988). The Planning Board will review the ordinance and a public hearing is tentatively scheduled for April 10.$72 MILLION BUDGET TIMELINE: Finance Director Frank Donato updated City Council on the timeline for adoption of a city budget that proposes a 2.89 percent tax levy increase. Donato said he thought the draft budget could be formally introduced to Council in two weeks, and a public hearing and potential adoption of the budget could take place in the second week of April.GIFTS OF LAND: City Council approved the final readings of three ordinances to accept gifts of real estate from private owners. The lots are part of unbuildable wetlands — some near the 3700 and 3800 blocks of West Avenue and others near the Ocean City Homes neighborhood farther south.SUPPORTING NBC40: City Council approved a symbolic resolution supporting NBC40 as a vital source of information, “particularly in weather emergencies.” A new owner may be interested in selling the television station’s frequency at auction.WELCOMING THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS: City Council voted to welcome the Special Olympics to New Jersey. The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games will be held June 14-21 at university campuses in Mercer County. Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center Director Karen Pratz is serving as the assistant head of the New Jersey delegation to the Summer Games. Ocean City Primary School teacher Carrie Merritt and Ocean City Recreation Department supervisor Lisa Rumer are coaching athletes in the sprint triathlon, a new exhibition event to be held for the first time in summer 2014. Ocean City Stingrays swimmer Dan Hendrixson, 15, earned a spot on the 24-member New Jersey aquatics team.For detail and supporting documentation on all agenda items, see the City Council Agenda Packet.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Vermont Attorney General settles with DIRECTV for $185,000

first_imgThe Vermont Attorney General’s Office has entered into a Judgment with DIRECTV that will result in consumer refunds and a payment of $185,000.00 to the State of Vermont. Because DIRECTV made attractive offers that did not indicate that consumers would have to extend their contracts and be subjected to cancellation fees or additional costs, it will now have to offer refunds to Vermonter consumers. ‘Businesses that fail to fully disclose all the terms of their offers will have to pay consumers as well as the State,’ said Attorney General William H. Sorrell. ‘DIRECTV’s customers will now get money back, full disclosure of all programming and pricing, and better service.’Over the last three years, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office has received more than 300 complaints about DIRECTV. The Judgment creates a third party neutral Claims Administrator for resolving consumer complaints if consumers are unable to resolve their claims with DIRECTV. The Judgment also settles allegations that the satellite TV provider and its third-party retailers engaged in unfair and deceptive sales practices in its advertising and contracting. DIRECTV is required to change its business practices and provide full disclosure of the requirements of its advertising promotions and rebates, the costs of equipment fees and leasing, and the availability and costs of its programming services and cancellations. Under the settlement filed today in the Washington Superior Court, Vermont will receive $185,000 out of the total $13.25 million payment to 49 states and the District of Columbia.CONSUMER REFUNDSConsumers with unresolved complaints that were filed with the Attorney General’s Office or with DIRECTV after January 1, 2007, are eligible for refunds and resolution of their complaints. Consumers can also file complaints with DIRECTV or the Attorney General’s Office by June 9, 2011, to be considered for the restitution program, if the complaint is about activity that occurred after January 1, 2007. DIRECTV will first attempt to resolve the complaint with the consumer. If the complaint cannot be resolved, DIRECTV will send the consumer a Claim Form for the Claims Administrator to resolve the dispute between the consumer and DIRECTV. For information about filing for a refund, contact the Vermont Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program at: 802-656-3183 or toll free in Vermont at 800-649-2424, or by email at [email protected](link sends e-mail) A copy of the form to request a Refund is also available at the Attorney General’s consumer website: www.uvm.edu/consumer(link is external) Source: Vermont Attorney General December 23, 2010last_img read more

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Brazil Signs On To UN Sanctions Against Iran

first_imgBy Dialogo August 13, 2010 Brazil Tuesday signed on to UN sanctions against Iran despite misgivings over the measures following its efforts to negotiate a nuclear-swap deal with the Islamic state. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed the decree “because there is a tradition of carrying out (UN) Security Council resolutions, including those we don’t agree with,” Foreign Minister Celso Amorim told reporters. Brazil and Turkey voted against the UN sanctions resolution when it was put to the security council in June. The two countries had brokered an agreement from Tehran in May to hand over much of its stock of low-enriched uranium in exchange for higher-enriched nuclear fuel unable to be used to develop atomic weapons. The United States and its allies called the agreement insufficient and moved on with the sanctions resolution. Washington fears Iran is developing a nuclear arsenal under cover of its energy program, something Tehran denies. Brazilian officials had already said they would observe the sanctions imposed on Iran, regardless of their opposition to them.last_img read more

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Reward Programs

first_img In Colombia, there is a program known as Monday’s rewards (Lunes de recompensas) under which the Armed Forces pay an individual who offers information leading to the detention of criminals. The program has a “cooperating network” with more than 3 million citizens contributing frequently with numerous bits of information to help authorities. According to the Fifth Division of the Colombian Military, successes in reducing terrorist organizations’ structures are possible thanks to the cooperating network. Peru has had a reward program since 2009. For information that leads to the apprehension of terrorists, the Peruvian government pays up to 500,000 new soles (about $179,000). The U.S. has had a Narcotics Rewards Program since 1986. The program cooperates with other nations in their fight to counteract narcotraffickers and terrorists, paying up to $5 million for information leading to the capture of a main drug trafficker, according to the U.S. Department of State. In April 2010, U.S. authorities offered that amount to anyone offering information leading to the capture of Colombian narcotrafficker Maximiliano Bonilla orozco, according to the U.S. Embassy in Colombia. In May 2010, the U.S. offered a similar amount for the capture of the leaders of the Shining Path, Florindo Flores and Víctor Quispe Palomino. By Dialogo October 01, 2010last_img read more

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Stop golfing, start studying

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Steve Fochler As Senior Business Advisor, Risk Management Services Steve is responsible for helping Strohl Risk Solutions customers succeed. Steve leans on his twenty-eight (28) years of experience to help financial institutions, … Web: www.strohlrisksolutions.com Details I love golf. I used to play a lot, but I’m happy to say my family life has had a damaging impact on my handicap. Couldn’t be happier about it. However when I did play, I spent time preparing for my round and even practicing for tournaments. I’d think back to prior rounds about what went well and what didn’t and plan my practice. I would start out by stretching a little (which, by the way, is getting harder with age), hit balls at the practice range, chip a few shots for touch, putt to get a feel for the speed of the greens, and spend more time where I needed it the most. But then there were times when I would oversleep and barely make my tee time. I’d pull in the parking lot, grab my clubs from the trunk, slap them on the cart and away I went. Ninety-nine percent of the time that round versus a round where I warmed up was a disaster, or at the very least, the front nine was a mess.If you think about it, preparing for exams is kind of like preparing for a round of golf. You’ve “played” an examination round before, so you have an idea of how the process will go. You’ll want to review the previous examination “round” to determine what went well and what the examiner wanted you to work on, so review past findings and resolve any outstanding recommendations in advance. You’ll also want to get a “feel for the speed of the greens” by looking at pronouncements regarding this year’s focus (presently, it’s vendor management and cyber risk). Last, but not least, tee it up for your examiner.Here’s what I mean by that. Many of our clients utilize our product called ERM 365tm – Findings Manager to manage exam findings. They’ll enter the finding provided by exam results and set up tasks to delegate resolution of the issue. Tasks are electronically distributed, tracked and results are recorded accordingly. It significantly reduces the time and challenges associated with numerous exam findings and recommendations. However, I suggest you consider taking this a step further by setting up your report and associated findings in advance of the exam. Now you might say, “Why would I want to give my examiner any ammunition?” One can look at it that way for sure. Or, you can make an honest assessment of your situation and prepare the report and associated findings in advance, set up the task for resolution and review it with the examiner. For example, why wait for the examiner to point out a missing signature on a critical vendor contract. Set up the finding in advance and let them know you are tracking the progress towards resolution. In other words, tee up the finding for them! Our professional services team utilizes Findings Manager significantly to tee up many of our due diligence findings for our clients. We’ll even go so far as to set up all the tasks that need to be addressed by the appropriate staff.For our clients already using Findings Manager you can see this possibility. For those not using it yet, take a closer look at how Findings Manager will greatly improve your examiner game!last_img read more

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New York state surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths

first_imgThe virus has torn through New York City and its suburbs with frightening speed. Most of the deaths have happened in a span of just a few days. New York City reported in the evening that its toll had risen to 776. The total number of statewide deaths isn’t expected to be released until Monday. But with at least 250 additional deaths recorded outside the city as of Sunday morning, the state’s total fatalities was at least 1,026. NEW YORK (AP) — New York has surpassed 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak, less than a month after the first case was detected in the state. read more

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The Zadar Travel application has a new functionality: Direct booking of private accommodation

first_imgPhoto by Zadar Tourist Board In June this year, the Zadar Tourist Board redesigned and refreshed the Zadar Travel application with new features. One of the new functionalities of the application is the direct booking of private accommodation. A large number of tourists will decide to book accommodation before arrival, and most likely in direct communication with the landlord if such a channel is available to them. Exactly such an approach is enabled by the application of the Tourist Board of the city of Zadar called Zadar Travel. The system is designed to maximally simplify communication and speed up the booking process and increase the number of reservations, all without costs and commissions for either renters or guests.  Read more general information about the system herelast_img read more

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Social distancing has Serena ‘on edge’ amid coronavirus pandemic

first_imgThe 23-time Grand Slam champion posted a series of videos on TikTok describing her concerns for her 2-year-old daughter, Olympia.“Now I’ve been social distancing for actually a really long time, for probably two weeks now, and every little thing makes me crazy,” the 38-year-old superstar said.“And by anxiety I mean I’m just on edge. Any time anyone sneezes around me or coughs I get crazy. I don’t hang out with anyone, and when I say anyone I mean my daughter.“She coughed, I got angry and gave her a side-eye. I gave her that ‘angry Serena’ and then I got sad.“I was like, ‘Is she OK? Is there something wrong with my daughter? Is there anything I can do?’ I just don’t know what to do, so instead of being relaxed I’m really under a ton of stress.”Williams said that like many people she first thought the coronavirus wouldn’t affect her.“And then suddenly Indian Wells was cancelled and I was like, ‘Oh, OK, that’s weird but I have a little time off and I’m going to enjoy that time off,’” she said of her reaction when the prestigious ATP and WTA tournament in Indian Wells, California, was called off earlier this month.On edge: 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams says in a series of TikTok videos that social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic is causing her anxietyRead Also: AC Milan legend, son test positive for coronavirusBut as more tournament cancellations followed, Williams said she found herself feeling more anxiety.“It is what it is, we’ll get through this. We have to,” added Williams, who has used other social media platforms, including Instagram, to urge her followers to heed recommendations to stay home when health authorities deem it necessary.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Tennis great Serena Williams says she is “on edge” as she practices social distancing recommended by health experts in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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