‘AYERS’ OF HIS WAYS: El Paseo co-founder reflects on life, arts

first_imgBy RAY QUIROGA Ralph Ayers is shown inside his art gallery/business, “The Purple Parrot”. Ay¬ers has been an active member and a recent chair of El Paseo Art League, of which he stepped down from on Monday. (Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)If you Google the term “giving back,” don’t be surprised if Ralph Ayers’ name is first to pop up on your computer screen.Throughout his years as a Valley resident, Ay­ers has been an active member and a recent past president of the local Ro­tary Club; a volunteer at his church, St. Andrew’s by the Sea; an adjunct art professor at UTB-TSC; a local businessman; an artist; an arts enthusi­ast and cofounder of El Paseo Arts League Foun­dation, of which he has been its chairman since its formation some seven years ago.For Ayers, however, it was time to hand the reins over to new leader­ship, and on Monday, at the foundation’s annual membership meeting at South Padre Island’s Padrerittaville, he re­counted his time as the foundation’s chair and passed the baton to its new elected leader, Mary Hartman.Ayers, who, with his wife Kitty, owns and op­erates Purple Parrot fine arts, gifts and collect­ables in Port Isabel, has had a long vision in mind for the greater Laguna Madre area, a vision in which he hopes arts lov­ers from far and wide will view the area not only as an outdoors destination by an arts destination as well.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Jan. 27 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press. RelatedLMAG invites public to anniversary partySpecial to the Parade The Laguna Madre Art Gallery is having a party from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, and you are invited! The gallery opened for business one year ago and members will be celebrating the gallery’s first anniversary with food and entertainment. Port Isabel Chamber…January 31, 2013In “News”Fantasticks coming to SPISpecial to the PRESS The Fantasticks! may look like a simple show when one is enjoying it from the audience, but in reality it is one of the most challenging musicals for the actors/singers, directors and accompanists. The beautiful music is particularly challenging for vocalists and the well-drawn characters require…May 30, 2011In “News”Art Gallery to host Watercolor workshopSpecial to the Parade Marne Law is offering her popular workshop on her Illusionary Painting style at the Art Gallery on Maxan Street in Port Isabel for a second time this year. It is a three-day workshop held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (February 10, 11, and 12) from 10…January 24, 2013In “South Padre Parade” Sharelast_img read more

Japanese judoka shine in France

first_imgPARIS – Kayo Kitada won the women’s 48-kg title while Yoshie Ueno claimed victory at 63 kg on the first day of a French international judo competition on Saturday.In men’s action, Hiroyuki Akimoto emerged the winner at 66 kg to give Japan its third victory at the two-day meet. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Kitada, who won her third straight Kodokan Cup at the national weight-class judo championships last November, beat Athens Olympic silver medalist Frederique Jossinet of France in the semifinals and then outpointed Cuban Yanet Belmuy in the final.Tatsuaki Egusa finished runnerup in the men’s 60-kg class. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Coach Spurrier after UGA loss

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Holder believes he’s beginning to realise full potential after 34 Tests

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaican, (CMC)- It may have taken 30 Test matches, but West Indies captain Jason Holder believes he is finally beginning to reach his full potential.The 26-year-old who made his Test debut 4 years ago, finished with career-best figures of 11 for 103, to help lead his side to victory in the second Test at Sabina Park over Bangladesh and a 2-0 series win, which helped the Windies climb to eighth in the ICC Test rankings.The haul, the best by a West Indies captain on Caribbean soil, took his tally to 16 wickets in the two-Test series and earned him both the Man-of-the-Match and Man-of-the-Series awards.Holder, who has played 34 Test matches, told reporters he felt he was now reaching his peak.“I just think it’s coming together now for me. I’m 30-odd matches into my Test career and I’ve always remembered Clive Lloyd saying that he learned to play Test cricket after three years and that it took him three years to understand the Test game.“It’s good to see that the selectors have given this group some confidence in terms of sticking with them and I guess I am now getting into my own in terms of my cricket at the international level. I felt the skill level was always there, it was just a matter of putting it together and quite frankly, I think the surface really helped me in terms of my movement and conditions were in my favour pretty much in terms of this home series,” Holder said.The Windies captain said one of his main goals was to be fully recognized as a genuine all-rounder in the West Indies team.This he said would see him being promoted from his current position as a number eight or number nine batsman up to number six in the batting order.“I would really say things are coming together for me with both bat and ball, although I would still like to be a little more consistent in terms of getting a few more scores, but batting down at number eight and nine it’s quite difficult to post a healthy score unless I’m batting with the last recognised batsman.“…My ultimate goal is to be in the all-rounder’s position and be seen as a genuine all-rounder. Hopefully, with my performances the selectors will see and push me up,” Holder said.last_img read more

Caryville looks to hire codes officer

first_imgCARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The fire department will soon have a new truck.  At Monday night’s meeting of the Town of Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the board agreed to purchase a 2020 F250 4-wheel drive truck, costing $34,727.50 through a state contract.   The new truck will replace a 1998 F150 2-wheel drive. Monies to purchase the truck will come from the fire hydrant maintenance fund.An outside shed is needed to store a trailer for the fire department. The project was bid out, but no bids were received. Aldermen Eric Jones told the board JCR construction had quoted $21,000 to build an attached shed. Jones continued they had looked at a carport type structure with three sides that does not attach to the building with a price tag of $7,845. The board approved moving forward with the purchase.The public works department will begin working on tearing down the concession stand at the old Caryville ball field. The roof and structure are deteriorated, but the concrete is still in usable condition. Board members discussed leaving the slab for future projects.Appraisal of industrial property could begin soon. Dunn and Metz Appraisal Group submitted a $5,000 bid, while Property Service Group submitted a $6,000 bid. The board agreed to the $5,000 bid.In the final business of the night, the town will be advertising for a part time codes enforcement officer. The position has been advertised previously but did not receive much response. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/11/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Durant declares Achilles surgery a success

first_img(Reuters) – Kevin Durant underwent surgery yesterday for a ruptured Achilles tendon, the Golden State Warriors player announced, as head coach Steve Kerr defended the decision to play the four-times NBA leading scorer in game five of the NBA Finals. Durant said the surgery, less than 48 hours after he sustained the injury on Monday against the Toronto Raptors, had been successful.“My road back starts now,” he wrote on Instagram in a post accompanied by a picture of him in a hospital bed.“Like I said Monday, I’m hurting deeply, but I’m OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat.” Durant was referring to his long-awaited return for the NBA Finals, which lasted barely one quarter, before he suffered the injury.The two-times NBA Finals most valuable player (MVP) had missed the first four games of the series with a calf injury, and the Warriors had been excited to have him back for a game they had to win to stay alive.Despite losing Durant early, the Warriors won 106-105 in Toronto to extend the best-of-seven series, which the Raptors lead 3-2 ahead of game six in Oakland, California on Thursday. Kerr defended the decision to play Durant, saying it had been a collaborative one that included the player and his outside doctor.“Would we go back and do it over again? Damn right, but that’s easy to say after the results,” Kerr told reporters yesterday.“Our feeling was the worst thing that could happen would be a re-injury of the calf. “Once Kevin was cleared to play he was comfortable with that, we were comfortable with that, so the Achilles came as a complete shock.”Durant, 30, will miss at least the start of next season, because complete recovery from his type of injury can take up to a year.Where Durant will play when he returns is another question. He becomes a free agent at the end of the season, and before Monday’s injury there had been feverish speculation about whether he would stay with the Warriors.The injury could prompt other teams to re-evaluate plans to make a play towards acquiring him.last_img read more

Contender Cash Cup leaderboard, July 23 results, overall standings and prize pool

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Bernie Brennan steps down as Chair of HSI Show Jumping High Performance Committee

first_img BERNIE Brennan has stepped down as Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland’s Senior Show Jumping committee, having held the position since 2006.She said last night: “I have greatly enjoyed my time in the role but with a new Olympic cycle commencing it would be a big commitment to take on the role for another four years. I am pleased that that such progress has been made in recent years in establishing a strong professional structure within HSI to support the work of the Team Manager.”Horse Sport Ireland Chairman Pat Wall acknowledged the contribution Bernie has made in her position as Chair of the High Performance Committee and before that as Vice President of the Equestrian Federation of Ireland, which was the Equestrian Governing Body prior to Horse Sport Ireland being established.He said: “Bernie Brennan has made a huge contribution to equestrian sport as a Vice Chair of EFI,  and as a founder Horse Sport Ireland board member and as Chair of this committee.“Equestrian sport depends on the commitment of countless volunteers around Ireland who give of their time freely for the betterment of the sport. Bernie Brennan has overseen the establishment and development of High Performance structures in Horse Sport Ireland and has left a lasting legacy,” he said.“Bernie is an example of the vast force of committed and enthusiastic volunteers who have driven, and continue to help drive this industry forward, and without whom it would be much more difficult for HSI and its affiliates to function. On behalf of the management board and the executive staff I would like to thank Bernie for her time and efforts.”Pat Wall confirmed that he would Chair the Show Jumping High Performance Committee for 2013. Paul Duffy and James Tarrant will be the other two members along with Team Manager Robert Splaine.“It is important that people are aware that this is a High Performance Committee not a selection committee, and its role is to oversee the programme. It was suggested that I chair the committee for 2013 to help familiarise myself with the programme and the board supported that suggestion at their meeting yesterday,” Pat Wall said.Bernie Brennan Tags: 28 March 2013, 12:36 Home  »  General  »  Bernie Brennan steps down as Chair of HSI Show Jumping High Performance Committee Bernie Brennan steps down as Chair of HSI Show Jumping High Performance Committee last_img read more

Ravens’ playoff absence officially hits three years

first_imgMuch has changed since the Ravens squandered two 14-point leads in a playoff loss to New England three years ago Wednesday.They would soon say goodbye to five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata as well as one of the franchise’s most accomplished wide receivers in Torrey Smith. That was also the final game of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s lone season with the Ravens and with his departure went any semblance of consistent offensive production since then.More painful than anything else, however, has been the deterioration of the standard. Losing in the divisional round was once the minimum of expectations under John Harbaugh — illustrating how spoiled Baltimore was during the first five years of his tenure — but the Ravens haven’t been back to the postseason since that night in Foxborough when Tom Brady picked apart helpless cornerback Rashaan Melvin and an overwhelmed secondary.Sure, the Ravens have been close to making the playoffs in each of the last two years, but that’s sometimes the worst place for an organization to be. “Close” doesn’t always mean you’re moving in the right direction, and it can prevent you from making necessary changes when you believe you’re “one play away” from getting over the hump.The underwhelming performances in the AFC wild-card round this past weekend prompted predictable commentary from some that Joe Flacco and the Ravens would have been a more dangerous team and a bigger threat to New England and Pittsburgh. That old narrative needs to be buried when they don’t even manage to make the tournament anymore. Perhaps Brian Billick’s once-famous ban on using the “playoff” word needs to be reinstated until further notice.The Ravens haven’t beaten the Patriots since the 2012 AFC Championship, and you can count the relevant players remaining from that Super Bowl team on two hands and have fingers left over. They still play the Steelers tough, but their only win at Heinz Field since the 2014 postseason was a game in which a washed-up Michael Vick was under center for their AFC North rival.The sobering reality of watching the likes of Buffalo and Tennessee in the playoffs last weekend wasn’t that the Ravens might have been more formidable, but it’s that they’re closer to those mediocre teams in quality than the Patriots and the Steelers. They couldn’t even beat out such wild-card contenders despite having one of the most-favorable schedules in the NFL.Harbaugh’s team went just 1-5 against teams who finished above .500 this season and is now 7-27 in that department since Super Bowl XLVII. For context, the 2011 team alone won six games against opponents finishing that season with winning records, and the Ravens were 18-20 against squads finishing over .500 from 2008-12.Even that last playoff team in 2014 was an unimpressive 1-6 against teams finishing with winning records, but those Ravens did go a perfect 9-0 against opponents .500 or worse and swept a terrible NFC South division to ultimately secure a wild card. This year’s team lost home games to Chicago and Cincinnati, who finished a combined 12-20.The standard that once made losing a playoff game in New England a bitter disappointment has regressed to not being good enough to beat winning teams and dropping a few too many games that they shouldn’t. The latter part is evident from a 33-13 record against teams finishing .500 or worse over the last five years compared to a 36-6 mark over the first five seasons of the Harbaugh era.It’s resulted in a team that’s still competitive, but not one as close to being a serious contender as the Ravens would like to believe.Three years ago, that disappointing 35-31 playoff loss to the Patriots still felt like the beginning of a new run for Harbaugh and the revamped Ravens after their 2013 absence from the postseason. Instead, it may have simply been the final chapter in the most successful era in franchise history.The Ravens have a lot of work to do this offseason to both change that perception and resurrect their once-lofty standard.last_img read more

Thierry Henry’s Monaco Crash Out of Champions League

first_imgAs Monaco were eliminated from the Champions League on Tuesday as Club Brugge kept their UCL hopes alive with a crushing 4-0 win over AS Monaco.The heavy loss extended coach Thierry Henry’s winless start in the principality to five games.Hans Vanaken put the visitors ahead after 12 minutes turning in a low cross  to put the visitors ahead, and he doubled their lead five minutes later by scoring from the spot after Antonio Barreca’s handball inside the area.Brugge soon made it three after 24 minutes when Brazilian striker Wesley fired home an angled drive from just outside the box.Bruges captain Rudd Vormer added a fourth with five minutes left.“It was not our best match of the four we’ve played [in Group A],” Vanaken said. “But we’ve won 4-0 in Monaco, so we all have to be satisfied.“We have said it before: it is important to convert your chances in the Champions League. And today I think we converted them all. Four chances, four goals, that’s the key.”Monaco, whose last win stretches back to Aug. 11, were the stronger side in the first 10 minutes, but crumbled during that killer 13-minute period.They improved in the second half, but Vormer’s fourth goal condemned them to their heaviest-ever home loss in Europe.The defeat  will heap more pressure on Henry, the former Monaco and Arsenal striker who took his first coaching job less than a month ago and is still without a win.The result leaves the French club rooted to the bottom of Group A with one point, three behind the Belgian champions, and eliminated from the Champions League.Relatedlast_img read more