Like father like son for Ohio State wrestlings Tom and Jake Ryan

OSU redshirt freshman Jake Ryan during a match against Nebraska at St. John Arena on Jan. 17. OSU won 21-17. Credit: Muyao Shen | Asst. Photo EditorOhio State coach Tom Ryan has a special relationship with all of his wrestlers, but he might be forgiven for admitting he has a closer bond than usual with redshirt freshman Jake Ryan.The two share more than a last name. They also share blood ties, being father and son.Jake Ryan joined the team last season after coming to OSU by way of Olentangy Liberty High School, where he was a star wrestler.Tom Ryan has been the wrestling coach at OSU since 2006, having come from Hofstra University, where he spent 11 years at the helm. Before that, he was an assistant at Indiana and a standout wrestler at Iowa.It’s no wonder his son picked up the sport.“He definitely introduced me to it, but he never forced me and never made me do anything,” Jake Ryan said. “It is a big factor as to why I fell in love with the sport. When you’re pushed really hard like that from a father’s aspect, it makes the sport less fun.”He started wrestling at age 6 while the family was living in New York.Tom Ryan developed a sharp eye for skill through his years of coaching, and even when his son was in elementary school, he recognized that Jake had talent.“He was strong and stayed in good position,” the coach said. “You hope that at some point he loves it enough to continue to do it at this level. There is only one way to continue at this level. You have to have some sort of love for it.”Jake Ryan was Olentangy Liberty’s first two-time state placer, and despite being recruited by universities like Duke, he said he had no doubt he would wear scarlet and gray.Being in such close proximity to his family was a huge factor in his decision to come to OSU. They are never far away whenever he wants a home-cooked meal or to visit his siblings.OSU wrestling coach Tom Ryan. Credit: Courtesy of OSUOf the four children in the Ryan family, only Jake has taken up competitive wrestling at the collegiate level. His younger brother, Teague, died at the age of 5 of a congenital heart condition, which is shared by his older brother, Jordan. The family also has a daughter, Mackenzie, who is 15.The youngest Ryan son showed great promise in the eyes of his father before he died.“Not only do I have a son on the team, but I have another son who wrestled, as well, that had equally, if not more, talent as a young kid that never got the opportunity to do this,” the coach said. “It puts both (himself and Jake) in a very unique scenario.”Tom Ryan said he thinks his family’s situation — losing an athletically gifted son, yet still having another one able to wrestle collegiately —  transpired in an unlikely manner.“It makes the scenario almost one in a million,” the coach said. Even through tragedy, both Jake and Tom Ryan have persevered to earn their way to this point. The coach led the Buckeyes to their first team title last season, and his son has wrestled his way into the top 25 in the nation at the 157-pound class with a 13-2 record this season.Both of the Ryans said they feel fortunate to have this chance before them.“We are both extremely grateful,” the coach said. read more

Sergakis sparks rally with goahead homer Ohio State baseball beats Morehead State

OSU senior second baseman L Grant Davis (50) hits the ball during a game against Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 13. OSU won 7-3. Credit: Muyao Shen | Asst. Photo EditorDown 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning to Morehead State, OSU co-captain Nick Sergakis stepped into the batter’s box, knowing he had to make up for mistake he committed in the top of the fifth inning.With two outs and a man on third, the normally sturdy third baseman tracked a hard-hit ground ball down the third base line, pushing him to the beginning of left-field grass. His arm failed him, one-hopping the throw to first baseman Troy Kuhn. The senior couldn’t handle it, which scored Eagles junior right fielder Will Schneider from third. Focused and dialed in, the senior from Columbus planted his feet in the box, pointed his bat to the outfield and connected on the very first pitch he saw in his next at-bat, sending his sixth home run of the season over the trees in deep left field, pushing the Buckeyes ahead 4-3 on the two-run blast.“To be honest with you, I didn’t know what I was going to see,” Sergakis said. “They haven’t really pitched to me at all lately. I was looking for a fastball up, and that’s what I got. I just put a swing on it, and once I hit it, I knew it and it put us ahead by one.”  OSU senior third baseman Nick Sergakis (21) steps in the box before hitting a go-ahead home run during a game against Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 13. OSU won 7-3.Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterThe momentum provided by Sergakis in the seventh charged the Buckeyes into the eight, where they tacked on three more runs on three doubles, sealing the 7-3 win for the Scarlet and Gray.“That’s just how quickly the game of baseball can change,” Sergakis said. “You could put your team down by one, then the next inning put them up by one. That’s how it is, and that’s why you can never hang your head over an error or a strikeout or anything like that.” Earlier in the game, the Buckeyes overcame a slow start and a 2-0 hole thanks to junior center fielder Troy Montgomery. The Fortville, Indiana, native clubbed his sixth home run of the season off the scoreboard in right-center field, scoring sophomore outfielder Tre’ Gantt.OSU coach Greg Beals said Montgomery’s home run really calmed his team’s nerves and allowed it to get settled in.“Montgomery’s home run allowed everybody to be like, ‘OK we’re back into a tie ballgame, we’re not in the hole,’” Beals said. “And then Sergakis’s one was kind of the back-breaker for them, I believe, for him to get that big home run there. Both of them, really big time at-bats.”OSU senior pitcher Daulton Mosbarger was effective in his first start of his career. In the no-decision, the Bellefontaine, Ohio, product lasted 4.1 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits, two walks and one strikeout.Redshirt sophomore pitcher Kyle Michalik (1-0) picked up his first career victory for his 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just two hits. The Brunswick, Ohio, native said it was great to pick up his first career win because his mother was in attendance to see it unfold.“It’s a really good feeling, to finally get your first career win here,” Michalik said. “I’ve just been working real hard at everything, and I’m kind of at a loss of words to be honest with you. First win just feels really good.”OSU is scheduled to return to action with a three-game Big Ten series against Rutgers. Junior lefty Tanner Tully is slated to take the mound in Game 1 for OSU, which is set to start at 6:35 p.m. on Friday. read more

Gonzaga coach With Ohio State its pick your poison

PITTSBURGH – Survive and advance. That’s the mentality many basketball teams adopt in the NCAA Tournament. Ohio State is not one of those teams. The No. 2 seed Buckeyes will face No. 7 seed Gonzaga Saturday after defeating Loyola (MD), 78-59, Thursday, but the Buckeyes were not satisfied with their performance. Sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas, who scored a career-high 31 points in OSU’s first game, said he was treating the performance as a loss. OSU committed 18 turnovers Thursday and many Buckeyes said that if they continue to be careless with the ball against Gonzaga, they might be sent packing. “I think the first thing that jumps out at us is our inability to take care of the ball,” sophomore guard Aaron Craft said. “Turning it over 20 times is something we can’t do especially against a great team like Gonzaga tomorrow.” Gonzaga played pressure defense against No. 10 seed West Virginia in their first NCAA Tournament game en route to a 77-54 victory. OSU has never played the Bulldogs, but Gonzaga matched up with both Illinois and Michigan State earlier in the season. Gonzaga lost both games by seven points. Despite being a mid-major in the West Coast Conference, Gonzaga reminds OSU coach Thad Matta of teams in the Big Ten. “There’s a lot of similarities to their transition half-court offense to Michigan State,” Matta said. “And (they resemble) Indiana with their personnel. “ Gonzaga coach Mark Few said the Buckeyes will be a tough matchup for his team, but thinks he has the players to compete. “This is going to be a very difficult matchup for us, but at the same time we have good bigs, they have good bigs,” Few said. “The strength and the core of this team was built around our inside guys … much like Ohio State.” The inside play for Gonzaga starts with 7-foot senior center Robert Sacre who was named his conference’s defensive player of the year. He averages 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on the season and had a team-high 14 points in the victory against West Virginia. Sacre will likely be matched up with OSU sophomore forward Jared Sullinger, who has averaged 21 points per game since the Buckeyes entered the postseason. Sullinger said he got a chance to watch Sacre a little bit before OSU’s game. “He was good. He was athletic,” Sullinger said. “He did a little bit of everything for them.” Sullinger had 12 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola (MD). Thomas has been the guy leading OSU as of late, though. At 21.5 points per game, he’s been OSU’s leading scorer through the postseason. Thomas has scored in double digits in each of the last 10 games. “Deshaun is probably one of our most consistent players throughout the however many games we’ve played,” Matta said. “What he’s brought to this team has No. 1 been his consistency and No. 2 guys look at him and see the effort and the commitment he’s made to do other things.” Thomas’ 31 points Thursday made him one of seven Buckeyes all time to score 30 points in an NCAA Tournament game. “I was just trying to get to the right spots at the right time,” Thomas said of his performance. “Then I was just knocking them down. I was just feeling it a little bit.” Few said that because OSU has scoring options like Thomas and Sullinger, it’s hard to focus on any one guy. “You’re just going to have to pick your poison on how much defensive attention you give to Sullinger when you have other great players like (senior guard William Buford) and Thomas and Aaron Craft,” Few said. Gonzaga and OSU will tip off at about 2:50 p.m. at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. read more

Specialty Argument from Mike Misick could delay or stop trial start

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Dec 2015 – Next was a substantive application filed on behalf of former Premier, Michael Misick. Fiery Queen’s Counsel, Ralph Thorne who represents Misick said his client is protesting the trial as ‘unfair’. The specialty argument threatens to end or delay the proceedings as Thorne has given a preview of what he wanted to present when court resumed at 2pm.The changes over the years including the number of counts which have gone from 26 to 23 to 16 to 17 expose, in Misick’s view, the erratic nature of the trial. In fact Michael Misick’s counsel will challenge the ‘regularity of the trial.’ Andrew Mitchell for the SIPT called the beginnings of the specialty argument ‘reprehensible.’ Mitchell, who today demonstrated obvious signs of exasperation at the litany of challenges by Michael Misick explained to Harrison that QC Thorne ought know better than to be a “mouthpiece of political concerns” for the ex-Premier. Thorne defended that it is a constitutional not political point, that he has an obligation to his client and intends no disrespect and stated that his motion will surround the view that the trial is ‘UNFAIR.’ Thorne had only moments before argued that it was preposterous that a new or amended witness list was provided to the various legal teams today. Justice Harrison asked QC, Andrew Mitchell to provide a ‘final and formal’ document listing over 100 witnesses for the trials. During the roll call, all defendants were present. Helen Garlick, Special Prosecutor, was also at court today; she appeared much later in the morning. Related Items:andrew mitchell, Helen garlick, justice paul harrison, michael misick, ralph thorne, trial, unfair Recommended for you Thorne, QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendetta Forbes murder trial pushed to Sept BOYCE FIRES HER ATTORNEY, as SIPT Trial continueslast_img read more

SDSU hosts Bike to Campus Day

first_imgSDSU hosts ‘Bike to Campus Day’ Posted: April 10, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA colorful celebration took place Tuesday at San Diego State.SDSU hosted its first “Bike to Campus Day” to celebrate the launch of a partnership with Dockless Bike Rental provider OFO.More than 100 bikes were distributed around campus, where students can ride to wherever they need, including outside the university. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom April 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Changing variable in equation used to project climate change to give more

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Climate scientists have been debating among themselves what will happen as the planet warms. In addition to changes in temperature, there are likely to be changes in weather patterns and precipitation. One thing they have not been able to agree on is whether the planet will experience more or less precipitation. In this new effort, the researchers suggest that an equation widely used to help predict changes in weather patterns and precipitation levels is flawed because researchers have failed to properly use one of its parameters.Scheff explains that the equation, the Penman-Monteith equation, uses temperature, surface radiation, wind speed and humidity as inputs. As one factor changes, such as temperature, changes can be seen in the others. But, he notes, many who use the equation have failed to take into account the closure of leaf stomata in plants that occurs when carbon dioxide levels increase, resulting in less evaporative loss. The equation allows for this with a parameter that permits inputting surface resistance to evaporation in non-arid locations. Many have simply been setting it to zero. The researchers argue that doing so has caused erroneous results that suggest an increasingly drier planet. They found that allowing this parameter to depend on carbon dioxide changes allowed accounting for leaf stoma closure. They report that using the equation in such a way showed that the planet is likely to experience more precipitation in some areas, less in others and that some areas may remain unchanged—a finding that would appear not only more logical but in line with several other theoretical models. Citation: Changing variable in equation used to project climate change to give more accurate estimate of precipitation changes (2018, December 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-variable-equation-climate-accurate-precipitation.html Explore further Study sheds light on why a warmer world may equal a wetter Arctic A team of researchers from Australia and China has changed a variable used in an equation to project precipitation as the climate changes, and in so doing, has found that the planet may not become drier as many have suggested. In their paper published in Nature Climate Change, they explain their rationale for changing the variable and why they believe the equation now better represents reality. Jacob Scheff, with the University of North Carolina, offers a News and Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue.center_img © 2018 Science X Network More information: Yuting Yang et al. Hydrologic implications of vegetation response to elevated CO2 in climate projections, Nature Climate Change (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0361-0 Journal information: Nature Climate Change Credit: CC0 Public Domainlast_img read more

Watch This Adorably Cute Toddler Mistake a Water Heater for a Robot

first_img 1 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Forget about teddy bears, trucks and dolls, today’s kids are growing up in a world of robots.In a YouTube video gone viral, a toddler named “Rayna” sees a water heater on the street and instantly thinks it’s a robot.Related: This Robot Will Carry Your Stuff and Follow You EverywhereSeeing the metallic street junk, Rayna says, “Hi wobot.” Sure — it’s no Wall-E, but you can’t really blame her: The heater does carry some robot-like features, with a panel attached to its top somewhat resembling a face and eyes. Rayna even shows her affection for the “wobot” too, hugging it and telling it, “I love you, wobot.”People are swooning over the wobot-slash-water-heater-loving child. The video “Rayna meets a ‘robot’” has gotten more than 600,000 views in 24 hours.center_img March 28, 2017 Register Now »last_img read more

In This Issue Spanish downgrade pushes euro lowe

first_imgIn This Issue.*Spanish downgrade pushes euro lower. *But Italian auction allows euro to recover. *Aussie employment beats the estimates! *BRICS to create a reserves pool.And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts!S&P Downgrades Spain 2-Notches!Good day.  And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! Well. with 4 different playoff series going on, there are lots of teams to root for, so, at least I admit that. For, I, on most occasions become quite myopic and think that only my beloved Cardinals are playing!  So, I hope your team won yesterday. Mine did! YAHOO!The Spanish team didn’t win yesterday.  S&P surprised the markets after the U.S. close yesterday and announced a 2-notch downgrade for Spain taking them to BBB-, and didn’t stop there, S&P also announced that Spain was being placed on Negative Outlook.   This really took out any wind that existed in the euro’s sails, and made for an ugly Asian session.Here’s the skinny on what’s going on here. S&P had basically joined Moodys and Fitch in this downgrade, and another Moodys rating cut could come by the end of November. IF that happens, then Spanish bonds would have to be dropped from bond indices around the world, and if that happens those bonds will have to be sold.  So, now you see why the euro saw the ugly side of trading in the Asian session last night.But then the Asian session rolled into the European morning session, and the euro bounced back, on the good results of an Italian bond auction.  The euro has bumped up ¼% since I’ve come in this morning, and is back to 1.29. So, this is a prime example of what I always say about traders’ attention span.I told you yesterday that Australia would print their employment data late yesterday, and of course they did. The Aussie employment data showed an increase of 14,500 net new jobs, and the Aussie dollar (A$) bounced higher, as the consensus for new jobs was only 5,000.  Full time employment in Australia, which had recently been slow, had a strong month in September. So, the last two days we had stronger than expected job growth, and a good Consumer Confidence reports.. Maybe this will cause the traders that are pushing for rate cuts to back off.  probably not, but at least we can hope.I told you yesterday that I thought, even though the markets didn’t, that the Brazilian Central Bank (BCB) would cut rates 25 Basis Points (1/4%) and that’s exactly what they did!   I had someone, presumably from Brazil take offense with what I said yesterday that the Brazilian Gov’t and BCB had distastefully cut rates by nearly 5%…  This fellow thought that the Brazilian Gov’t and BCB were cutting rates to help the citizens.  Well, let’s listen on what Brazilian Finance Minister, Mantega had to say about the latest rate cut. “The reduction in rates will help avoid the appreciation of the real by reducing arbitrage.”   THAT has been the true reason for the rate cuts, to debase the currency, to lessen the flows into the country that pushed the real higher.Speaking of Brazil. Mantega also made an announcement yesterday at the annual meeting of the IMF. Mantega announced that the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, S. Africa) have agreed to create a pool of reserves to provide a rearguard of financial support. He said that this pool of reserves would modeled after the Chiang Mai Initiative for Japan, China, S. Korea, and 10 S.E. Asian countries that have pooled $240 Billion of emergency liquidity to fill any gaps and help smooth out global financial shocks.These are just pledges, folks. they don’t really put the funds in the pool up front. They sign an agreement that promises they will provide “X” should the time come.  It is believed that the BRICS will iron out the details of this pool of reserves at their next meeting in Mexico next month.The poor S. African rand, has really been put through the wringer in recent weeks. The mining strikes just crippled the economy, and the rand was sold. But the past 3 trading days have seen some sun shine on the rand, as the labor unrest eases, and flows of investments into S. Africa are returning.  I’ve always said that the rand is just too volatile for my taste, and the only way to buy is with the speculative portion of your investment portfolio, or in a basket so other currencies can smooth out the volatility.I’m not sure how to take this quote from U.S. Treasury Sec. Geithner, he is in Tokyo for the IMF Annual Meeting, and had this to say about the Eurozone’s progress with their debt crisis.”The region has a much more viable strategy to hold the system together. It’s a much more powerful and promising path. They are better off today than they were before they reached agreement. The basic strategy is right and good.”Long time readers know that the U.S. Treasury Sec. isn’t at the top of my Hit Parade. (the song is difficult to dance to! )  I can’t talk about him like I used to, but just to remind everyone what the root of my feelings are. The U.S. Treasury Sec. was the head of the Fed NY, before the financial meltdown. The Fed NY was responsible for a lot of policies that didn’t get followed by regulators before the meltdown. And, something my old friend, and former colleague taught me many years ago. The regulators might have been responsible, but the top guy was accountable.   and that’s all I’ll say about that, but now, you can see why I shudder when the U.S. Treasury Sec. praises the Eurozone’s debt crisis plan.  It makes me think that there are glaring problems. But maybe I’m just being too cynical. eh?In Japan overnight. more gloom, despair and agony for the Japanese economy. A leading indicator of capital spending,  Orders for machinery, fell -3.3% in August from the previous month.  Add this to the recent reports that exports and industrial production are in decline, and you’ve got an economy that barely has a pulse. Which is why I have long questioned the strength of the Japanese yen.  The Japanese, from day one of their now lost 2-decades, did what we are trying to do now. artificially stimulate an aged economy. It didn’t work for them, I wonder why we think it will work for us?  I mean, I get it, the Japanese save, and we spend, that’s what makes us different in this arena. But, we can’t spend when we don’t have jobs (well we can as long as the Gov’t keeps mailing the checks or credit cards!, but eventually that runs out!)Sweden saw their Consumer Price Index (inflation) slow down in September. CPI was +.4% VS +.7% in August.  This is very good fundamentally for Sweden, but, I’m afraid the Central Bank / Riksbank will view this as an opportunity to cut rates, or at least leave them unchanged, and reverse the earlier indication that rates would rise here. And that’s not good for the krona.But remember, the Swedish krona and the Norwegian krone, are not a part of the euro, but at this point in time, seem to get tarred with the same brush used on the euro.  I truly believe that will change at some time in the future, for like I’ve said over and over again, this dance is gonna be a drag. no wait! What I’ve said over and over again is that, eventually investors and traders will see that Norway’s fundamentals (and Sweden’s) are not of the same as the euro.Gold is up $8 this morning, after seeing selling the past two days. There was nothing to cause the selling the past two days, so it’s nice to see Gold get back on the rally tracks.  Silver is up 28-cents to $34.27, so it’s also seeing a strong performance this morning.  The S&P announcement on Spain probably has a lot to do with the return to the rally tracks.  People all over the world, join hands, start a love train, love train. Please don’t miss this train at the station, Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry for you.   Yes. putting the precious metals on the Love Train.One of the things I always talk about in my presentations when I talk about Gold & Silver, is the fact that there is only so much of either one. Which is a great reason why the prices of these metals should always be strong.  I saw this data on Silver and thought it played well with that thought.  U.S. mined Silver output was down 12% in July, compared to July 2011.   And with the Gold & Silver ETF’s now demanding so much physical metal to back their funds, you have to wonder about mining and production.  Then There Was This. from Zerohedge.com.  (one of my fave websites to visit). This is an article posted by the chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners in New York and Chicago, Scott Minerd, who concentrates on an angle often raised by Jim Sinclair, the (purported) U.S. gold reserve’s “coverage ratio” of the U.S. money supply.Minerd writes: “The U.S. gold coverage ratio, which measures the amount of gold on deposit at the Federal Reserve against the total money supply, is currently at an all-time low of 17 percent. This ratio tends to move dramatically and falls during periods of disinflation or relative price stability. The historical average for the gold coverage ratio is roughly 40 percent, meaning that the current price of gold would have to more than double to reach the average. The gold coverage ratio has risen above 100 percent twice during the 20th century. Were this to happen today, the value of an ounce of gold would exceed $12,000.Well, dear reader, my guess currently stands at $18,000 the ounce, so the estimates are getting closer. But if gold only makes it to $12,000/ounce, I’m sure I’ll manage somehow…as silver will be many hundreds of dollars per ounce…and the “new” gold.”Chuck again. WOW! Those are some lofty figures being tossed around in that article!  I remember when the Big Boss, Frank Trotter and I would talk about the price of Gold, back when it wasn’t even $1,000 and the thoughts were that Gold could go to $2,000. We would agree that while for Gold holders $2,000 would be great, we worried about what the U.S. economy would look like. I think we’re getting to see that real time, eh?To recap. S&P surprised the markets with a 2-notch downgrade of Spain’s credit rating. This caused all kinds of problems for the euro in the Asian session, but the single unit has rebounded in the European session on the news that Italy had a very strong bond auction this morning. Brazil did cut rates 25 Basis Points, and announced a new pool for the BRICS that will be modeled after the Asian reserve pool.Currencies today 10/11/12. American Style: A$ $1.0270, kiwi .8175, C$ $1.0210, euro 1.2935, sterling 1.6050, Swiss $1.07, . European Style: rand 8.72, krone 5.7050, SEK 6.69, forint 217.90, zloty 3.1650, koruna 19.2825, RUB 31.03, yen 78.40, sing 1.2270, HKD 7.7520, INR 52.68, China 6.2768, pesos 12. 91, BRL 2.04, Dollar Index 79.82, Oil $91.97, 10-year 1.69%, Silver $34.23, and Gold. $1,770.20That’s it for today. I was all ready to talk about this yesterday, and of course forgot. Doh! But it was our Nikki Storm’s birthday, yesterday.  Today is little Kate Mclean’s 2nd birthday. Mom, Jen, is taking cupcakes to Kate’s daycare school this morning! So Happy Birthday to both Nikki and Kate! What a great win for my Cardinals yesterday!  And what a great win for the Oakland A’s. they are this year’s darling team. Heartsfield’s song Shine On is playing right now. what a great song! Our Mike Meyer has left the building.  Mike gets married this Saturday, I sure hope it’s a nice day!  My beloved Missouri Tigers play Big Bad Alabama this Saturday. It sure doesn’t look good for my Tigers. UGH!   Earth Wind and Fire’s September has me dancing in my seat, and that makes me remember that I need to get this out the door!  I hope you have a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday!Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 www.everbank.comlast_img read more