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A grandpa’s note, a bucket of baseballs and an emotional tweet

first_imgThis is my son @TBeaudet20 having a catch with his Gramp right before TJ surgery. For a Gramp with Parkinson’s whose favorite thing was playing catch with Teddy – and who had not been able to for a long, long time – this was heaven— Wendy K Beaudet (@WKBeaudet) September 30, 2020Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by I visit often but didnt realize he missed it like that. Ill surprise him with some cage time soon — Ethan Anderson (@TheBigE_21) September 30, 2020 Many granddads, dads and sons chimed in with their memories of playing ball. October 1, 2020 /Sports News – National A grandpa’s note, a bucket of baseballs and an emotional tweetcenter_img My grandad left an old bucket of balls at the batting cages we used to go to with this note on them…. I’m not crying, you’re crying— Ethan Anderson (@TheBigE_21) September 28, 2020Anderson assures the commenters in subsequent tweets that he does visit his grandfather and though it’s been some time since they went to the batting cages he’s making plans to do so soon. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmanusapon kasosod/iStockBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, GMA(NEW YORK) — Sometimes the simplest gestures are the ones that tug at the heartstrings.That’s certainly the case with a bucket of baseballs, a sweet note and a grandson’s now-viral tweet.On Monday Ethan Anderson, Twitter handle @TheBigE_21, tweeted a photo that’s now been liked more than 200,000 times. He wrote, “My grandad left an old bucket of balls at the batting cages we used to go to with this note on them…. I’m not crying, you’re crying.” Beau Lundlast_img read more

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USS Bonhomme Richard begins East China Sea patrol

first_img View post tag: USS Bonhomme Richard USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship begins East China Sea patrol Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship begins East China Sea patrol The U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 flagship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), departed Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan for a scheduled patrol on August 6.Bonhomme Richard recently competed a four-month selective restricted availability (SRA) period, during which time the ship made renovations and repairs to combat systems, engineering systems and berthings.The upgrades were made to better serve the Sailors and Marines as they support the mission of security and peace in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.“We are very excited to get the ship back to sea after a successful maintenance period,” said Capt. Jeffrey A. Ward, commanding officer of Bonhomme Richard. “The crew has put in a lot of hard work to make sure this ship is ready to return to sea and operate with our regional partners. I am confident in our ability to carry out any mission required of us.”The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship joined the Navy in August 1998 and is forward deployed to Sasebo as part of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet.center_img August 7, 2016 Share this article View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

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Half-time: Fulham 1 Bristol City 0

first_imgRoss McCormack’s superb third-minute lob gave Fulham a deserved lead in a first half they dominated.Fellow Championship strugglers Bristol City did have the first shot of the game, but Whites keeper Andy Lonergan blocked Joe Bryan’s effort.And within seconds, Fulham were ahead. Michael Madl’s ball sent McCormack away in the right-hand channel and he showed tremendous vision to guide the ball over Robins keeper Richard O’Donnell and it at the far post.The hosts visibly relaxed after the goal and McCormack tried a similarly ambitious effort when he sent a free-kick from more than 30 yards just wide.Scott Parker and Tom Cairney both had shots from distance saved rather unconvincingly by O’Donnell as Fulham continued to play with confidence.As the half wore on, though, they began to let their standards drop and City forced a couple of corners, Nathan Baker heading one wide under pressure.McCormack remained Fulham’s biggest threat and he curled a free-kick narrowly over five minutes before the break.Fulham: Lonergan; Madl, Burn, Amorebieta; Fredericks, Parker, Tunnicliffe, Cairney, Garbutt; McCormack, Dembele.Subs: Bettinelli, Richards, Ream, O’Hara, Hyndman, Smith, Woodrow.Bristol City: O’Donnell; Matthews, Flint, Baker, Golbourne; Freeman, Pack, Bryan, Tomlin; Wilbraham, Kodjia.Subs: Fielding, Ayling, Pearce, Reid, Wagstaff, Agard, Odemwingie.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Brand South Africa’s South African Competitiveness Forum and the Pan-African University Dialogue overview with Dr Kobby Mensah

first_imgBrand South Africa and the University of South Africa (UNISA) successfully partnered to host the South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF) and the Pan-African University Dialogue in a two-day programme on the 11th -12th September 2018 and wrapping up the South African visit with a day-tour in and around Johannesburg and Soweto on the 13th September 2018.The conference brought together academics, and industry representatives from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria to provide expert input on key issues that impact the competitiveness and reputation of the Pan-African brand. Additionally, to collaborate on finding a way forward in the Pan-African Marketing and Nation Brand research in the era of the Continental Free Trade Area.Further to this, it was important to determine inclusive solutions to the future of education in Pan-African brand marketing for students and educators across the continent.Dr Kobby Mensah from the University of Ghana Business School, a lecturer in the fields of tourism and marketing and one of the panellist at the dialogue, unpacks the two-day programme and his contribution to the dialogue.In a one-on-one conversation, Dr Mensah shared his key highlights on the dialogue, “There is a need for us to collaborate on a number of things, especially as academics, sharing of ideas in areas of study and collaborative research on the identity of Africa, Pan-Africa brand identity. To have a homogenous approach to building and maintaining Pan-African brand identity.”Dr Mensah’s presentation took on the topic of Pan-African identity and some of the ideas he reflected in the presentation was that “As Africa, we are suffering from the problem of autonomous sources of information – news, documentaries and textbooks which do not reflect the truth of who we are. We need to take charge, especially in technology to promote positivity about our countries and the Pan-African identity”As a lecturer he makes sure to challenge his students to advance in digital tourism were they share pictures of their communities, where they blog about their beautiful hidden gems, to influence the African narrative and change perception.When asked about the possibility of a future for a Pan-African brand. Yes, he said; “I definitely see the future and there must be clarity as to what it is we want in terms of a Pan-African Brand. How do we develop a brand that can be accessed within the African space and be able to push into the world?”Dr Mensah was amazed by the information shared by other colleagues and presentations it was “refreshing to see and hear”. This reaffirmed the imperative need for collaborative efforts and changing the principal learnings of what Nation brand is for a country and Pan-Africa.Rounding off the intensive yet informative dialogues, delegates were treated to a tour in and around Johannesburg and lunch served in the popular Lebo’s Backpackers.Dr Mensah encourages Africans to travel their continent and with Ghana, “travellers will be enthralled by the cultural diversity, and the colourfulness of the Ghanaian people and their kente garments”.last_img read more

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5 days agoShearer praises Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea’s win over Newcastle

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Shearer praises Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea’s win over Newcastleby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGeordie legend Alan Shearer praised Callum Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea’s win over Newcastle United.Chelsea beat Shearer’s former side Newcastle 1-0 on Saturday thanks to Marcos Alonso’s late goal.But it was Hudson-Odoi who provided the assist, his third of the season, as Chelsea continued their winning ways under manager Frank Lampard.”He has played three times this season and he has three assists,” Shearer said on BBC’s Match of the Day.“He had such a terrible injury which he’s come back from. He’s 18 years of age and can spray the ball around like that, left or right, and he is full of confidence.”He can go on the outside and come on the inside.”Everything Chelsea did well he was at the heart of it.“He did his bit defensively which he had to do and he was hugging the touchline, and with that drive that he’s got he makes it very difficult for defenders.”For the goal he sets it up for Alonso, puts it into his path and says ‘go on, have a go’ and that was the winning goal. Chelsea were the better team and deserved to score.” last_img read more

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College GameDay Made Lee Corso Cry With Incredible Footage Of His Time At Navy

first_imgLee Corso cries on College GameDay.lee corso cries on college gamedayESPN’s College GameDay only had one game to cover Saturday morning, but the program certainly made the most of its air time. In honor of Lee Corso’s time spent at Navy, where he was the defensive backs coach from 1966 to 1968, GameDay put together a feature that included footage of his days in Annapolis. The segment, which you can view below, actually made Corso cry live on television. Rece Davis, Desmond Howard and Kirk Herbstreit were also taken aback.Here’s the entire feature, via ESPN. If it doesn’t work on your mobile device, you can view it here.Very cool. Props to ESPN for honoring one of the most beloved people in the sport.last_img read more

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Union J Launches Poppy Picnics For Royal British Legion

first_imgBoy band Union J has launched “Poppy Picnics”, The Royal British Legion’s newest summer fundraising initiative by appearing in a spoof video alongside Royal Marines and Royal Navy Commandos.Video: Union J ‘go Commando’ to support Poppy PicnicsThe ‘Carry you’ singers appear in full-kit fast-roping from a military helicopter before hitting the ground and rushing into action. Having descended from the chopper, the Union J boys then race to their ‘target’ … as they join a party of unsuspecting Poppy picnickers.The tongue-in-cheek video is already proving a massive hit on YouTube and the band have added to their Forces supporter credentials by confirming that they will be performing at a special concert for troops later in the year.They won new fans by giving up a full day of their hectic touring schedule to complete the filming, which involved Britain’s oldest military helicopter, ZA298, nicknamed ‘King of the Junglies’ by personnel at RNAS Yeovilton, where the aircraft is based.The band also caused a stir at the base where they were filmed – RAF Northolt – by walking into military premises dressed in full combat gear, but still sporting their trademark designer hairstyles. “Are those regulation earrings?” one quizzical officer asked a colleague as the boy band ran past.While the video was fun there was a serious part for the band: for the Armed Forces and the Legion is a cause with special personal connections to the band – members George and Josh both have family serving in the military.The group’s youngest member, 19-year-old George Shelley said: “My brother is currently serving in the Royal Marines, so The Royal British Legion is a cause especially close to my heart. They’re there for the entire Armed Forces community, both serving and ex-Service.“We had a great day shooting the video and a really fun Poppy Picnic with some of the families stationed at RAF Northolt where part of the video was shot. It was incredible hearing some of their stories. The work they do is amazing!”Charles Byrne, Director Fundraising, The Royal British Legion, said: “Union J are fantastic supporters. Because of their family connections, the guys really get what the Legion does and value the work we do in supporting the wider Armed Forces community.“Hosting a Poppy Picnic is a fun and simple way to get together with friends and family and raise the much-needed £1.6 million per week needed for the Legion to deliver its vitally important welfare work.”For more information on hosting your own Poppy Picnic, visit British Legionlast_img read more

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Climate talks kick off in Poland with boost from G20 summit

first_imgKATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators from around the world are meeting in Poland for talks on curbing climate change, three years after sealing a landmark deal in Paris that set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).Envoys gathered Sunday in the southern city of Katowice, a day earlier than originally planned, for the U.N. meeting that runs until Dec. 14.Ministers and some heads of government are to join Monday, when host Poland will push for a joint declaration on ensuring a “just transition” for fossil fuel industries facing closure as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The meeting received a boost over the weekend, after 19 major economies at the G-20 summit affirmed their commitment to the 2015 Paris climate accord. The only holdout was the United States.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Italy lowers deficit in revised budget to avoid EU sanctions

first_imgMILAN — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has presented a revised budget to the European Union that proposes a lower deficit than an earlier version in a bid to avoid costly sanctions.Conte told reporters in Brussels after meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker the new draft lowers the budget deficit to 2.04 per cent of GDP from 2.4 per cent of GDP.Conte said both parties represented in Italy’s coalition government back the new proposal, which retains both the basic income for job-seekers promised by the 5-Star Movement and a rollback on an unpopular pension reform pledged by the League.The EU commission rejected Italy’s previous budget, saying the populist government’s spending plans would break promises to lower public debt.Conte said of his Wednesday trip to Brussels: “‘We hope to bring home a positive solution.”The Associated Presslast_img read more