NEPTUNE – American Antiques Company, 1318 Corlies Ave., will be hosting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, an evening of duck decoy appraisals and a Q&A with Jon Frank of Frank & Frank Sporting Collectibles in Howell.Frank is a leading national authority on duck decoys and is an appraiser for the auction houses of Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Freeman’s. There is no fee to attend the event, but preregistration is requested to email@example.com or by calling 877-992-6847.During the event, Frank will touch upon the history of duck decoy collecting on the Jersey Shore. As many decoy collectors know, New Jersey has long been known for its rich history of water fowling. The early New Jersey decoy carvers were not actual artists that were making decoys as decorative objects, but were hunters with the sole purpose of making them to trap and hunt ducks and train hunting dogs. Condition, paint quality and form are the things most often looked at first by top collectors. Many decoys achieve value because they were made by carvers with highly regarded reputations.New Jersey carvers developed a tradition of hollowing out decoys to reduce the weight of the boat’s gear. These Barnegat decoys are known as “dugouts” and except for the early types, are hollowed from white cedar. The decoys are made in two pieces, with hollowed carved bodies and attached pine heads. Weight is an important factor when loading a boat with a dog, a weapon, ammunition, food, a decoy rig, so hollowing out the decoys reduces some of this weight. The carving technique also adds value for collectors because of the extra work and skill required.A serious collector realizes that while thousands of decoys were made, few survive today in their original condition. Jersey decoys were heavily used, and the salt water attacked their paint from the time they were tossed overboard. The common practice of repainting them after each hunting season makes it challenging to find examples of original paint. Few were used as decoration and when market hunting came to an end, thousands were used as firewood or thrown away.Additional information is available by visiting americanantiquescompany.com or calling 877-992-6847.
May 14, 2020
Christian Vieri He continues with his usual chats on Instagram while confinement for the coronavirus. This Friday it was the turn of Nicola Ventola with whom he remembered his season at Atlético de Madrid: “At Juve he was a great professional, in Madrid we went out every night. They all went out, not that I could stay home alone. But I’ve always been a professional, just maybe I came out a little bit more. And in any case I was the top scorer. But maybe at night we went to dinner a little late and then to have a drink and a walk. “ The Italian went through the TyCSports Libero program. Vieri declared himself a fan of xeneize: “I like Boca’s stadium, it’s impressive. I always liked Boca. If I was 30 years old, I would go to Boca with Diego.” De La Bombonera confirmed Materazzi’s words in his Instagram talk: “Going to La Bombonera was the greatest emotion I have ever experienced in a stadium. I have never experienced anything like this in my life. The Italian supported his compatriot:” I agree the stadium trembles and seems to be falling. “’Bobo’ Vieri was asked by the different derbies, including the Superclásico: “Boca-River is the derby and the most important show in the world.” Something to which he added about Maradona: “I always ask Ciro Ferrara to tell me about Diego.”Vieri spoke about the criticism of Messi with Argentina: “Messi lost five finals with Argentina, and are they going to say that it is not good? In the National Team you always need luck.”The former striker also spoke about the games in Christmas: “It is a sacrifice for soccer players. You have to be strong.” Vieri played for Atlético Madrid in the 1997/98 season in which he scored 24 goals in 24 games thanks to which he achieved the Pichichi trophy. Altogether it disputed 31 parties writing down a total of 29 goals and giving an assistance.
January 3, 2020
California Highway Patrol officers were on the lookout for Aranda’s county-issued Chevrolet Impala after a witness called 911 and reported that the car was being driven erratically. Aranda was off duty at the time of the arrest. The CHP, Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office all refused to disclose the results of Aranda’s blood-alcohol test. As chief of the department’s Technical Services Division, Aranda supervised the crime lab and computer systems. A Los Angeles County sheriff’s executive has been charged with drunk driving two months after being pulled over in his county-issued car. Prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges Friday against Division Chief Michael Aranda, 62, who was arrested June 12 after a late-night traffic stop on the Antelope Valley Freeway near Acton. He will be arraigned Oct. 10. Aranda, a 40-year department veteran, was placed on paid administrative leave two weeks ago after Sheriff Lee Baca learned that the Department of Motor Vehicles had suspended his driver’s license. Aranda has since agreed to resign. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said Aranda will remain on paid leave until he leaves the job Oct. 16. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
January 3, 2020
Jamaica’s DeShorn Brown takes selfie with Lionel Messi 1 Jamaica lost to Argentina 1-0 in the Copa America, but there was still something to smile about for striker DeShorn Brown.Having been substituted during the match, Brown ran onto the pitch with his mobile to grab a picture with Lionel Messi as soon as the referee blew for full-time.“I had thought about it before the match so that’s why I took [the phone] to the bench. As soon as [the match] finished, I took the picture,” he said.WATCH: HIGUAIN SCORES AS ARGENTINA BEAT JAMAICA Messi, meanwhile, claimed Brown took him by surprise, but added: “It’s really nice when a colleague asks me for that.”
December 26, 2019
Turf Moor’s first taste of European football in 51 years ended in celebration rather than sour grapes, as goals from Burnley duo Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes ended Aberdeen’s resistance in extra-time.After 90 minutes the sides had gamely replicated last week’s 1-1 draw at Pittodrie but the additional half-hour allowed Sean Dyche’s side to flex their muscles, with Cork’s close-range header and Barnes’ penalty sealing a trip to Istanbul Basaksehir next week. 3 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? NEW ERA A simpler evening appeared to be in the offing when Chris Wood lashed home a sixth-minute opener but the Dons were worthy opponents – equalising through a sublime bicycle kick from 18-year-old LewisFerguson and staying in the game thanks to goalkeeper Joe Lewis.It looked as though a shootout would be needed to prise the sides apart but England midfielder Cork made the decisive contribution before Barnes finished things from the spot.After an unbecoming selection of long balls and head tennis, Ashley Westwood conjured a moment of quality to barge the fixture open.His first-time clip over the top caught Aberdeen short but Wood was alive to the opportunity. The New Zealander took one touch to bring the ball down, a second to drag it away from Lewis and made no mistake in slamming his shot between two covering defenders. highlights possible standings Burnley celebrate the penalty which sealed the deal smart causal Wood, equal parts hero and villain in the first half, did not emerge for the second as Barnes took his place.He brought an added edge to Burnley’s attack, leading the charge as they upped the tempo.Aberdeen soaked up a period of pressure but only thanks to Lewis, who made a pair of fine saves to keep the game alive.Barnes was first to be denied, a strong wrist allowing Lewis to divert a near-post rocket over the top.His next contribution was slighter but no less important, tipping a Sam Vokes header against the underside of the bar.A winner in normal time seemed likely as both sides began to tire, leaving gaps all over the pitch. A couple of cynical fouls snuffed out dangerous counters while wingers from both sides, Niall McGinn and Aaron Lennon, ran themselves to an early exit.Aberdeen got an adrenaline shot from Scott Wright, while Burnley called on Dwight McNeil for only his second appearance as extra-time beckoned.Ten minutes after the restart, Burnley finally put daylight between the teams. Belatedly attacking with patience and purpose they worked the ball through the midfield and out to replacement left-back Charlie Taylor.His cross was wicked and Cork’s onward run went unchecked, leaving the midfielder to nod in from close-range.Barnes settled it from the spot after Scott McKenna’s handball, leaving Dyche to plot the next chapter of Burnley’s continental journey. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? who plays? Dyche and his men travel to Istanbul for the next round Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible xi Wood put Burnley in front on the night How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? ALTERED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday 3 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more The goal should have settled Burnley but, despite some tidy touches and plenty of possession, they did not flourish.Things shifted dramatically in the 27th minute following an uncleared corner. The impressive Gary Mackay-Steven beat Matt Lowton and pinged a cross to the far post where Wood produced the worst kind of defensive header, floating the ball back across his own goal.Ferguson sensed his moment and took it brilliantly, swivelling and contorting his body in search of a dream goal. Incredibly the teenager – son of Derek and nephew to Barry – found one.Ferguson’s inspired intervention raised his team-mates, who grew in confidence and might easily have taken the lead just before the interval when Anders Lindegaard tipped Graeme Shinnie’s snap-shot wide.Lindegaard was making his full debut for the club with Tom Heaton and Nick Pope injured, while Adam Legzdins received permission from UEFA to make the bench. 3 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes
December 25, 2019
SHAY Given has six days to persuade his club Aston Villa to allow him to stay at Middlesbrough.The Donegal man saved a penalty against today but couldn’t prevent leaders Leicester extending their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship.Goals from Jamie Vardy and Ritchie de Laet earned Leicester a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium. Leicester’s seventh win in a row – the first time they have put together such a run since 1993 – gave them an eight-point lead at the top.Vardy scored his 10th goal of the season with a close range finish in the 52nd minute and De Laet netted with a far-post header in the 73rd minute. In between times, Given saved a David Nugent penalty.The Donegal man told The Mirror that Boro fans had taken to him – despite his previous spells with North East rivals Newcastle and Sunderland.“I’ve been delighted to come here and play after 10 months of not being involved at Villa,” said Shay. “It’s nice to be part of a group. The team’s done well, the spirit has been really good and we’re all looking forward to the games ahead.“My loan’s up at the end of February and the rules are that the deal has to be done by the end of January if I’m going to stay for the rest of the season. The Boro fans have been great and it could have gone either way but if you work hard they get behind you.” GIVEN: ‘I WANT TO STAY FOR BORO FANS’ was last modified: January 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GIVEN: ‘I WANT TO STAY FOR BORO FANS’
December 24, 2019
A Donegal priest has been put under extra pressure when delivering his sermons following an on-going Facebook campaign which rates the popular priest’s masses every week. Fr. Pat Ward has had to defend his sermons and the length of his mass after he received criticism via Facebook from local parishioner Paul Ferry.Fr. Ward is the parish priest for both the Acres and Kincasslagh parishes and is helped in carrying out his daily duties by Fr. Matt McInerney. However, Mr Ferry has criticized Fr. Pat several times for missing mass in Acres and questioned his commitment.Ferry once accused Fr. Ward of skipping mass to attend a Beyoncé concert.Fr. Ward didn’t deny the accusation and responded by saying, “Baby when I see your halo.”The weekly exchanges between the pair are done in jest, much to the delight and amusement of the local community who race home from mass every Sunday to see how Ferry has rated Fr. Ward’s performance at mass. Prior to Christmas Mr Ferry posted the following message to Fr. Ward.“Well well well….there’s a new game out for xmas called “Where’s Fr.Pat “???? It’s a spin off on Where’s Wally only it’s based on the Rosses area on a Sunday morning and you have a specific time to find Pat before mass starts!!!!“You’ve let the side down today again, rumour has it your away to the cinema to get a quiet viewing of Paddington bear.“Rumours are rife that you were seen getting the early ferry into Arranmore dressed as Santa with a keg under your arm!!!“Bishop Brennan, I mean Boyce will be contacted if this behaviour continues, poor Matt’s an old man you know!!!! Fr. Ward jokingly responded by saying, “I need to get my money’s worth out of him.Fr. Ward then moved quickly to ensure everybody knew the exchange was just a laugh.Fr. Ward said, “Just to reassure people that all the above between Paul and myself is ‘banter’, to be taken with a pinch of salt and enjoyed.“No priests or parishioners were harmed during this interaction. On Saturday evening last Mr Ferry was at it again, “Well Pat hows she hanging ? Obviously I’m waiting hard on mass tomorrow morning, the suspense of hearing your sermon is nearly too much!!!I hear through the grapevine that you have gained two new sheep to your flock in the form of Niamh Rodgers and Denis O Donnell!!This is both great news for yourself as Denis is a tunnel tiger and estimated to be making a colossal amount of cash that will only help the dwindling basket in Acres.Niamh is also a tremendous singer and a great addition for the choir, maybe it’s time to oust Maureen Forker finally!!!!Great work Pat in the transfer window…..With every marriage comes great responsibility!!!!!Fr. Ward responded this afternoon with the following remark, “Slept in did you Paul??The on-going banter between the pair is likely to continue, but it’s not just Fr. Ward that comes under attack from the affable Mr Ferry.The choir and other parishioners especially those who arrive late are also exposed by Ferry.So when you’re at mass in Acres make sure you’re on your best behaviour or you might just be reading about yourself on Facebook! 🙂DONEGAL PRIEST INVOLVED IN ‘FRIENDLY’ ROW ON FACEBOOK WITH UNHAPPY PARISHIONER was last modified: January 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FacebookFeaturesFr Pat WardmassMr Paul FerrynewsrowsSermon
December 17, 2019
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cold air is in over the state again this morning while a few lake snows linger in northern parts of Ohio. The best and longest lasting snows this morning will be limited to NE Ohio, but the little wave that is triggering the snow is passing by north of the lake. Everything should be winding down by late morning. The rest of the state stays dry through midday with sun trying to poke through. Generally speaking, our forecast is nearly unchanged this morning.Our next clipper system arrives this evening and goes through the day tomorrow. Snow totals still do not look all that impressive in most areas. We are leaving our totals at a coating to 2”, but most of the state will be at an inch or less. The 1-2 inch snows will be in southwest and south central Ohio, mostly south and east of Dayton. Coverage of snow overnight tonight and tomorrow will be 80% of the state. Strong north winds rush in behind the system and will bring the next push of very cold air. These winds will also kick up some lake effect snows in NE OH and along the lake shore to finish the weekend. We have a concern that those snows hang around into midweek next week in far northeast counties, even though the strength of the winds diminish after Sunday. So, these lake snows can bring an additional 1 to 6 inches over the coming days. The rest of the state will see the strong winds create nasty wind chills for the weekend and for New Year’s Day. will keep lake snows in the forecast over NE Ohio through Saturday evening and potentially on into midweek next week. This can bring additional inches to far NE Ohio, and as we mentioned yesterday, the areas that seem to be most in the crosshairs are Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga and Trumbull counties, although anywhere along the south lake shore we can see lake snows, at least to finish the weekend.January brings a new month, but not new air. We are stuck with the cold for the entire week. Temperatures will be potentially in the teens, single digits and below zero all the way through the end of the week. We have two clipper systems moving quickly through for the week. The first hits Wednesday bringing a coating to an inch with 60% coverage, and then another clipper with a coating to 2” for late Thursday night (4th) through Friday (5th). Generally, though, snow is not the headline for next week….cold air is.In the extended window, we could be looking at another major winter storm arriving around the 7th-8th of January as a strong front sweeps in and moisture comes up the front from the south. It is followed quickly by a similar surge for the 9th-10th. If these two come through in rapid succession as is currently being projected, we could be looking at significant snows as we move through the first part of January. Strong winds would be expected with any such frontal passage. Temperatures are expected to moderate ahead of those systems slightly, coming off the bitter cold levels we see next week, but we expect below normal temps right on into mid-January, which would mean that snow would be the primary precipitation type.
December 17, 2019
Earlier this morning, Google launched the Google Dashboard. This new feature gives users a quick overview of the Google products they use and a slice of the data that is connected to these accounts. Google sells this as a way to enhance “transparency, choice and control,” though it is important to note that none of this information is new. The dashboard simply brings all of this data together in one place and gives users an easy way to access the privacy controls in the Google services they use.The dashboard lists all of the active accounts a user has on a selection of Google services. These include, among others, Google Calendar, Contacts, Docs, Finance, Picasa, Reader, YouTube and Voice. There are also still dozens of services like Google Maps, News and Book Search that don’t appear in the dashboard yet.The dashboard itself doesn’t offer the ability to change any privacy settings. It links to the respective services’ privacy pages where users can make changes.Nothing NewIt is true that, as Google puts it, the “scale and level of detail of the Dashboard is unprecedented” – Google never made something like this available before. The data that appears in the dashboard isn’t really the data that Google is interested in, though. All Google really cares about is the data that it can use to show you better AdSense ads.This Is It?As the LA Times points out, Google’s “data storage revolves around precisely how and what the company does to analyze and profit from user information.” This would be interesting information to have, though it’s also the data that Google is the least likely to share. Google also doesn’t share information it collects about you through cookies, its server logs or its advertising programs.It is good to see that Google makes it easier for users to see an overview of all the data they have given to Google and made public. Maybe it will come as a surprise to some people that Google knows what emails they have received and that the company keeps track of all the YouTube videos they have watched. For most users, though, the dashboard won’t offer any major revelations. Tags:#Google#NYT#web frederic lardinois Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
December 16, 2019
We take it with a grain of salt at this time of year when companies contact us to say its annual revenues showed triple digit growth.It’s far more insightful if we have a bit more context such as how its management team is shaping. That’s especially true for startups that have Salesforce.com and a host of others competing for turf in the fast growing social enterprise market.Today we are looking at Socialcast,Yammer and Apigee. Both Socialcast and Yammer have activity steam products. The Apigee platformprovides a gateway for API traffic management, security and analytics.The direction of these three companies point to movements that are rapidly unfolding as we move into the new year. The relationships between the client and the cloud point to the demand for new frameworks that make the passing of data as seamless as possible. Appliances that host social technologies that can be plugged into the enterprise are increasingly in demand. APIs are becoming so numerous that companies need single gateways to offer developers access to their platform of choice. Activity streams are becoming popular among users. A user can be up and communicating in as long as it takes to sign up for a service. The data that passes through these services is considerable, requiring the need for analytics and ways to find the information pertinent to the context of the inquiry. SocialcastSocialcast today announced a 600% increase in revenues last year and the hiring of two new executives, who have experience from working at VeriSign and Microsoft respectively. Scott Magrath joins as vice president of operation. He was general manager of the managed services business at VeriSign before the group was sold to Secureworks where he took on the role as vice president of strategy. Tauseef Bashir joins Socialcast as vice president of sales. He served in the executive group at FAST Search and Transfer, the search technology company that was sold to Microsoft. Most recently, Bashir worked at Ramp as vice president of sales and business development. Ramp is a SaaS content optimization platform for publishers, media companies and broadcasters.Socialcast works with a number of Fortune 100 companies. These larger enterprises are seeking ways to access the unprecedented amount of data that runs through its networks. Search is a component of what is baked into Socialcast. That aspect of the business will be increasingly important. As for Socialcast’s distinguishing strategy for 2011 – it has to be on the company’s solutions oriented approach. Magrath should prove important as the company builds out its infrastructure in the new year.YammerYammer’s Vice President of Marketing Steve Apfelberg said the company had triple digit growth in 2010. The company does not disclose its earnings. In November, the company raised $25 million. Today it announced Leaderboard, a service that helps users discover their top members, best posts and most heavily replied-to threads.. ReadWriteWeb Co-Editor Marshall Kirkpatrick says it is a service he wishes Twitter offered for breaking out Twitter Lists.Yammer’s service is distinguished by its free offering that sets a contract with an individual to use the activity stream technology. Yammer gets criticized for this strategy by competitors but it’s apparent that its “freemium” practice is working. Apfelberg said that often individuals in a company will sign up for the service. Companies will see networks start emerging that have groups of employees on the Yammer platform. When a company adopts Yammer, the data for the individuals using the Yammer service is integrated into the new corporate account. Until that point, the individual controls the data. That user may export their own data but until it becomes part of the company network, it’s the individual’s choice fon how to use it. That’s the model of a freemium service. The individual holds the contract until the service gets adopted and the enterprise then pays on a per user basis.ApigeeApigee’s Sam Ramji said the company is in its third quarter. By the end of the fiscal year, he projects that the growth of the company will be on the order of 900%. He says at this point, revenues are up about 400%. That sound off? The volume of the data through Apigee’s API gateway helps justify this growth. According to Ramji, Apigee is seeing 16 billion API calls per month. He expects that to be five times what it is today by the end of the fiscal year. With that kind of growth, the revenue jump can be justified.In part driving that growth is the growing demand by telecommunications companies to offer APIs for developers to access SMS or MMS messages, location information and other data. Instead of running multiple APIs, AT&T uses the Apigee gateway for developers to access its data. It’s simpler and Apigee has relationships that allow for simpler ways for developers to access services such as Foursquare or LinkedIn.The demand for API gateways will continue as more sectors of the market increasingly allow access to its data. Ramji says financial services companies and the travel industry should see more activity in the year ahead.“The decade is off to a bang and we are only in the first few weeks of the year,” Ramji said about the general rate of innovation across the market.Update: Apigee’s revenues are for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The company launched in 2008 with its cloud services platform. Apigee was previously Sonoa Systems, but was renamed last year. Sonoa was founded in 2004. The core technology was built prior to its launch in 2008. Socialcast was founded in 2005. Yammer launched in 2008. 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