King’s School Macclesfield – School Team of the Month (November 2012)

first_imgBack row (from left): Mr G Mason (head of rugby), L Holt, H Ravenscroft, A Thorneycroft, J Duncan, J Kenny, O Kenny, M Parker, E Horton, T Mort, D Percival, T Fairclough. Front: R Nichols, D Greer, B Marsden, M Stubbs, J Sadler (capt), A McCloskey, D Sheratte, J Hale, J Robinson.KING’S SCHOOL, Macclesfield held off St Paul’s School, Eltham College, Ellesmere College and Rugby to claim this month’s award.After an unbeaten tour of Canada, the Cheshire school – led by No 8 Jack Sadler – reeled off nine consecutive wins against stiff opposition to register as good a start as any in recent memory.There were outstanding wins over QEGS Wakefield, Lymm HS and RGS Lancaster, but the pick was a first win over Sedbergh, watched by close to 1,000 people under the Macclesfield RFC lights. Tries from Jamie Duncan, centre Ben Marsden and hooker Dominic Sheratte clinched a famous win in which there were standout displays by Sadler, Marsden, flanker Johnny Kenny and scrum-half Henry Ravenscroft.Sadler has been a key man up front alongside a strong front row of Dan Percival, Sheratte and Mike Parker. Kenny, who missed out on an England U16 cap through injury two years ago, has been a great ball-carrier, Marsden has made breaks and ground constantly, and Ravenscroft – last year’s full-back – has slotted effortlessly into the No 9 shirt. This article appeared in the January 2013 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Matt Stubbs has kicked 88 valuable points – none more so than the 11 against Sedbergh – while the tireless Kenny is top try-scorer with eight to his name.last_img read more

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Trail Mix | Derek Hoke

first_imgThe first time I had the pleasure of introducing Derek Hoke to a room of listeners, I made the point of mentioning that, in my mind, Derek was a fine example of the songwriters from East Nashville that were doing music right.To my recollection, Derek was my introduction to the world of East Nashville, where so many of my songwriting heroes now live. Those songwriters represent the best of what comes out of Music City, writing songs more concerned with honesty and real emotion than the glitz and glam of the corporate music machine.I’ve been a big fan of Derek’s since I first heard Goodbye, Rock N Roll, his first record that flirts nicely with both rockabilly and vintage country. Now ready to release Southern Moon, he continues to pen fantastic tunes.I recently chatted with Derek about the new record, bringing his music to Nashville, and his regular gig as host of $2 Tuesdays at The Five Spot.BRO – What do you remember about the first time you ever played one of your own songs live in Nashville?DH – I remember thinking to myself, “This song isn’t very good.” I moved here from Florence, South Carolina. I’d play sports bars, hotel restaurants, and night clubs converted from run down Pizza Huts. I did it all the time. What I never realized was that I was background music. Nobody was really paying attention to what I was doing. I’d play covers and originals and then get handed money at the end of the night. Pretty simple. No criticism if I was terrible, thought perhaps that would have been helpful. My time playing in Nashville was at The Radio Cafe. I realized several things. There were no televisions, everyone was facing the stage, and everyone was listening. There was no college football game going on, and there was no drunk guy yelling for some Skynyrd. This was all new to me, and it was terrifying. I played one more show after before ditching everything I knew and unlearning how I’d been writing and performing music up to that point. I needed to find my own voice and my own sound, because now, people are listening.BRO – You wrote a lot of this record using an electric guitar, as opposed to your traditional acoustic. How did that change your approach?DH – I wrote a lot of the new record around guitar licks I was coming up with. I’ve been taking over lead guitar duties when my band plays live, so I’d practice and practice on that electric. I’d stumble upon some happy accident and think, “Whoa, I gotta remember that lick.” A good example of that from the new album is in “Trouble In Mind,” a simple blues lick that goes against the beat. Another is in the title track, a pretty cool bluegrass lick I was doing around the house. It was fun to write some songs around pieces of a melody instead of being boxed in by just strumming chords on my acoustic guitar.BRO – How often do you get your musical socks knocked off during $2 Tuesdays at The Five Spot?DH – Very often, in fact. A lot of acts come through on tour, so they really give it their all. We recently had Julie Rhodes from Boston come by, and she and her band were amazing. Nights like that are what keep $2 Tuesdays fun and alive. It’s great watching an audience fall in love with an act they’ve never heard of before.BRO – We are featuring “Still Got Time” on this month’s Trail mix. What’s the story behind the song?DH – Have you ever seen an older couple riding a Harley down the interstate? The kind of couple that still goes to concerts in the sixties or sells the house, buys a Winnebago, and travels the country? It’s basically about that. It’s about having fun and being in love after being in love for a long time. I wrote it with Elizabeth in mind to sing it with me. It has an Appalachian feel to it that really suits her voice. I wanted to treat it like a duet, and Elizabeth really nailed it.BRO – Got a good mooning story?DH – I don’t, but I have told a few people to kiss my ass.Each Tuesday, you can find Derek Hoke hosting $2 Tuesdays at The Five Spot. Drop by, spend a little money, and get wowed by some singers and songwriters you have yet to discover. Derek will also be on the road in late April, with shows in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.You can get more information on Derek Hoke, the new record, or when he will be appearing somewhere near you right here.last_img read more

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Six tips for better email marketing

first_imgFocus, Focus, Focus. The modern consumer is not going to give you more than a few seconds of his or her time before they move on. This means that you have to concentrate on making your email blasts concise and quick to read. Ideally, an email blast should focus on one thing – a great loan rate, a new product, a special event, etc.Incorporate Graphics and Imagery. Nothing makes a reader zone out faster than a big block of text. Use graphics to highlight your overall point and create visual interest. (However, don’t overload the page with too many images. And be sure to keep your image file sizes small for faster loading.)Clear Call to Action. Now that you have consumers’ attention with a focused message, don’t lose them because you failed to include a clear call to action. Be bold in telling your readers what you expect them to do next. Apply now! Call this number. Like us on Facebook.Optimize for Mobile. Every day, the number of people who prefer to view web content on a mobile device, rather than a desktop, grows. It is therefore critical that your emails load correctly for mobile devices. Nobody is going to take the time to zoom in or out to read everything you have to say.Keep Your Mailing List Up-to-Date. Don’t waste your time and money emailing to defunct addresses. Make it a company-wide initiative to collect new emails and keep your list current.By sticking to these tips, your financial institution stands a much better chance of reaching/engaging people and getting a great return for your marketing dollar. Though phishing scams and spam sometimes give it a bad rap, email marketing is still one of the most viable, effective, and inexpensive tools in the marketing mix, especially for credit unions. However, many credit unions could benefit from a fresh, new perspective on their email marketing. All digital marketing, including email, is fluid and constantly evolving. What worked well a year ago might not cut it today.With this in mind, we offer a few suggestions for improving your email marketing efforts:Subject Line Etiquette. What you put in your subject line is crucial, as it determines whether or not your email message will make it through your recipients’ spam filters. Popular email providers such as Constant Contact and MailChimp provide “spam check” options for each email you create to help you get it right before sending. If you don’t have that option, avoid these mistakes:Excessive use of exclamation points!!!!USING ALL CAPSDramatic phrases like “Once in a lifetime opportunity” and “Act now” 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: www.loudthought.biz Detailslast_img read more

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Beat writers slightly favor No. 10 Syracuse at home against No. 7 Notre Dame

first_img Published on March 28, 2018 at 8:51 pm No. 10 Syracuse (4-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) plays host to No. 7 Notre Dame (5-2, 1-0) on Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange is coming off a 15-14 road win over then-No. 3 Duke, securing SU a spot in the ACC Tournament. When the two teams met last season in South Bend, Indiana, the Orange knocked off the then-No. 1 Irish.See what our beat writers think of Saturday’s top-10 matchup.Charlie DiSturcoUNDer fireNotre Dame 11, Syracuse 9Despite being killed in faceoffs last week, Syracuse managed to pull off a huge win on the road against Duke. The Orange showed its potential when everything is put together. The win put the Orange in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s driver’s seat — at least for now. Notre Dame meanwhile has allowed double-digit goals twice all season. And both times, UND lost those games.But Syracuse’s offense has been so inconsistent, as seen in its three-goal output against Albany a week after 21 goals against Binghamton. Tack on the fact that SU faceoff specialist Danny Varello is slumping and UND’s John Travisano Jr. is having a bounce-back year, and the Fighting Irish have the advantage. Notre Dame also returns four of its five top scorers from last year, while Syracuse’s young offense is still finding its place. There’s too much on UND’s side for this ACC matchup.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatt LibermanSt. Paddy’s Day was last weekSyracuse 11, Notre Dame 10SU and Notre Dame are practically polar opposites. Notre Dame has been a model of consistency, not necessarily in the best way, but consistent nonetheless. Notre Dame has never scored fewer than nine goals or more than 12 this season. Meanwhile its opponents have all fallen between seven and 13.With the Orange, we have a season-high 21-goal offensive outburst and three-goal duds as well as a defense that has limited an opponent to four goals, but also given up 18.Coming off a 15-goal performance down in Durham, North Carolina, though, SU showed an ability to shoot efficiently and protect the ball. If the Orange can do the same at home against the Fighting Irish, it should send Notre Dame packing.Josh SchaferIt takes twoSyracuse 14, Notre Dame 12The Orange has won back-to-back games just once this season. That changes Saturday night. Syracuse put together its most impressive offensive performance of the season against a Top 5 defense last weekend in Durham. It’s hard to say that momentum doesn’t carry over against Notre Dame, which sits 21st in the country in scoring defense with nine goals allowed per game. Couple that with Notre Dame’s conference-worst 10.3 goals per game and SU appears to have the advantage. If Syracuse limits itself to fewer than 10 turnovers again this Saturday, expect a repeat of the Duke game and a second-straight win for John Desko and company. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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School evacuated due to hazmat situation

first_imgFire fighters in Miami-Dade are currently on the scene of what is being called a hazmat situation at BridgePrep Academy Village Green.The incident was reported around 11:00 am Tuesday at the school on Southwest 120th Street and 132nd Court.Not much is known about the situation at this time, however, authorities did report six students have been transported to a local hospital as a precaution and the rest of the campus has been evacuated.This is a developing story.last_img

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Greener Wins Gold a Para Pan Ams

first_imgFacebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Karen Urman for Gig Harbor Canoe Kayak Racing TeamDanzig “Ziggy” Norberg, 23, a junior at The Evergreen State College, won a gold medal in the VL2 men’s 200 meter final at the 2017 Para Pan American Sprint Championships in Ibarra, Ecuador on October 15. The Pan Am Championships drew over 200 athletes from 13 countries. Norberg, who trains with the Gig Harbor Canoe Kayak Racing Team, achieved a time of one minute and two seconds, beating out Brazilian paddler, Alex Pessoa, by one second. Canadian, Trinity Tratch, took third.Ziggy Norberg with his gold medal from the Para Pan Ams. Photo courtesy: Ziggy NorbergNorberg, who was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair, was one of only a few U.S. Canoe Sprint athletes, disabled or able-bodied, to reach the podium in international competition this year. “It is an honor to represent my country,” said Norberg, a four-time member of Team USA, after winning his first medal at an international race. “And I’m absolutely thrilled to bring home a gold!”Norberg placed seventh at the 2017 Paracanoe World Championships held in August in the Czech Republic. He has competed in the kayak but concentrates on the other style of boat used in Paracanoe, the va’a, a rudderless outrigger canoe. While Canoe Sprint has been an Olympic sport since 1936, Paracanoe has only recently been included in the Paralympics. The kayak debuted in Rio in 2016, and after the announcement in September that the va’a will be included in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, competition is heating up. Norberg’s goal is to represent the U.S. in 2020. “I’ve dedicated the last six years to this sport and to my dream of competing in the Paralympics,” Norberg said. “After countless hours on the water and in the gym, winning in Ecuador really affirms that I’m doing something right!”Norberg is studying pre-law with an emphasis on sports and disability. Although he looks forward to a long career as an elite athlete, he aspires to work with an international organization advocating for disabled athletes and inclusiveness. Norberg works at Evergreen in Access Services and in the Game Management Department at the CRC. To support Norberg and keep up with his progress, got to gofundme.com/ziggys-going-to-worlds.To read more about Ziggy, go here.last_img read more

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The Night Watchman: Shane Warne’s adventure with his lady friends wakes up the neighbours

first_imgImage Courtesy: CatchnewsAdvertisement 84NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3miWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqhmuk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2fxdWould you ever consider trying this?😱6qaCan your students do this? 🌚6wg7sRoller skating! Powered by Firework The former Australian leg-spinner spun his way into controversy yet again after his little afternoon adventure with his lover and two of her friends created quite the ruckus. The neighbours had a hard time with the bowler opting to keep his windows open.Advertisement Image Courtesy: CatchnewsShane Warne’s lover had brought two escorts into his plush London mansion. What resulted was quite intense as Warne proceeded to wince the following morning making his way to the car.One of the onlookers described the situation to the Sun by stating:Advertisement  “He was having quite a party in there and didn’t seem to give a damn who heard what was going on. He left the windows wide open and you could clearly hear all the noises.”“Shane has some very posh neighbours, including families, and it’s hard to imagine they’re not aware of what’s going on.”Advertisement Warne, who is known for his exploits with the opposite sex has a wide array of controversies surrounding the same.Read Also:Hanuma Vihari dedicates maiden test century to late father, praises Ishant for composureWI vs Ind 2nd Test Day 2 Review: Bumrah’s hat-trick paves way for imminent dominance Advertisementlast_img read more

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