YESTERYEAR: 109 YEARS AGO

first_img1910 FordMake sure you read all the statistics under the photo. Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:****************************** *****The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard.’Sugar cost four cents a pound.Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.The five leading causes of death were:1. Pneumonia and influenza2, Tuberculosis3. Diarrhea4. Heart disease5. StrokeThe American flag had 45 stars.The population of Las Vegas Nevada was only 30!Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.!I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD… all in a matter of seconds!Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years. YESTERYEAR: 109 YEARS AGOBY RONALD RIECKENcenter_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Watch This 17-Year-Old Bad Ass Play With Los Lobos In Chicago

first_imgLos Lobos are currently on tour, welcoming special guests to share the stage from city to city. After a four-night stand at City Winery Chicago, the band made it over to SPACE in Evanston where seventeen-year-old Althea Grace made quite the impression. Thea is one half of the duo Future Stuff, who can only be described as Tedeschi Trucks Band meets The White Stripes meets Shakey Graves. So when the young singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist took the stage, fans of Lobos were pleasantly pleased with the in-your-face indie blues that the young woman had to offer.The not-yet-old-enough-to-drive show-stopper led the band through KoKo Taylor‘s “Voodoo Woman”, a song choice inspired by the cover that Susan Tedeschi performs. (Also note the Derek Trucks red Gibson SG). Thea first played with Lobos when she was eight-years-old, so to see how far she’s come since then was a treat for all.Thea and her band Future Stuff have a lot to be excited about, including an upcoming tour to be announced in the coming weeks. Check them out here, and enjoy the video below:[Photo by Edward Spinelli]last_img read more

Abbey packs a career’s worth of highlights into championship-filled 2016 season

first_imgJeffrey Abbey (center) raced to his career-first Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national crown this season. He is pictured with Speedway Motors President Clay Smith at left and IMCA President Brett Root at right. Speedway Motors is title sponsor of IMCA Weekly Racing. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)COMANCHE, Texas – Jeffrey Abbey packed a career’s worth of highlights into his fourth Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod season.Along with the national championship, the Comanche, Texas, High School Senior won the division’s debut at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s just four days after celebrating his 18th birthday.And while more than doubling his career win total in the class to 47, he paced track point races at Boyd Raceway and Kennedale Speedway Park while reigning again in Allstar Performance Texas State standings.“We had a good year last year and didn’t change much. We freshened the engine and freshened the shocks,” said Abbey, the national runner-up in 2015. “We came into this year hoping to get more wins and run for the national championship.”“I couldn’t pick out a season highlight. Winning Super Nationals and the national championship were both outstanding,” he continued. “And I ended the season winning the Bryan Mize Memorial at 85 Speedway. If you’d told me at the start of the year that I’d do all that, I wouldn’t have believed you.”Ten of Abbey’s point season checkers came at Boyd, seven more at KSP as he defended track titles at both. He also won twice at Red River Speedway and Southern Oklahoma Speedway, and once at both Heart O’ Texas Speedway and 85.He also ventured to Abilene Speedway for a $1,700 Southern Challenge payday in mid-October.“I like the competition in this class. It’s one of the toughest around,” Abbey stated matter-of-factly. “There are good cars no matter what track you go to.”Abbey’s older brother Dean is a two-time national champion in the same division and now races an Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified, while younger brother Westin was most recently crowned champion of the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.There’s a friendly competition between the three about who has the most wins or more big checks on display in the shop. Another brother, Steven, was the national Southern SportMod rookie of the year in 2009 and raced with Jeffrey at a post-season special in 2015. He works for Penske Racing where he is a data engineer and was on the pit stand every race this season for IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud.“Southern SportMods are the first division I ran on dirt. Dean taught me everything I needed to know,” said Abbey, who has worked his way up from the go-kart, bandolero and legend classes. “We bounce ideas off each other and right now I’ve got things figured out.”He’ll attend Texas A & M this fall and plans to major in mechanical engineering.“I’m going to stay in the SportMod in the near future,” Abbey said, “But I will moved to a Modified. It’s only a matter of time.”Starts: 54Wins: 23Additional Top Fives: 25HIS CREW: Father Randy, brothers Dean and Westin, and Robert Scrivner. HIS SPONSORS: Abbey Racing of Comanche; Berta Built Bodies of Waco; 517 Designs of Whitney; TM Racing of Keller; Swenson Shocks of San Antonio; Brass Monkey Racing Products of Ada, Okla.; Tumbleweed BarBQue of Stephenville; Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines, Iowa; and KS Engineering of Albert Lea, Minn.last_img read more

EiG and BAC return to Berlin for 2017 conferences

first_imgShare Mobile Carrier Billing: Gambling operators could be losing up to 70% of revenues July 8, 2020 Submit Share Clarion Gaming and iGaming Business the organisers of EiG and BAC industry conferences have confirmed that both events will once again take place in the German capital of Berlin, following successful 2016 events.First up EiG 2017 will be returning to the Arena Berlin, and will take place on Monday 30th October – Wednesday 1st November.As usual, BAC will back onto EiG and as such the Berlin Affiliate Conference will take place on the 1st – 4th November 2017 – with the expo and conference days being Thursday 2nd November and Friday 3rd November.The news comes hot on the heels of hugely successful 2016 events. EiG had over 2,000 delegates registered, and a total of 3,056 delegates attended BAC, including 1,695 affiliates and introducing brokers.iGaming Business’ Head of Operations, Shona ODonnell commented on the schedule: “Following such a successful 2016 event, there was no question that BAC would be returning to Berlin next year.“Affiliates and operators alike have consistently told us that the conference is one of the highlights of the gaming calendar, and we plan on making the 2017 event bigger and better than ever. With EiG remaining in Berlin too, we hope that the igaming industry can join us once again for a week in Berlin.”Event director for EiG, Rory Credland: “EiG brings together key decision makers from the igaming industry from all across Europe – and with its central location and reputation as an innovation and tech hub, Berlin is the perfect location for the 2017 event.“We are excited to once again join forces with the team at iGaming Business to ensure that the industry benefits by having both events in the same city.”The next major events on the gaming calendar are ICE Totally Gaming, taking place on the 7th – 9th February 2017, and the London Affiliate Conference which is moving to join ICE at ExCeL, and will take place on the 9th – 12th February 2017. Better Collective Spotlight: Early signs of success for first Greek Bookmaker Awards November 21, 2019 Stoiximan dominates first-ever Betarades Greek Bookmaker Awards January 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

Pelicans’ Julius Randle expected to decline player option, report says

first_imgIt appears like Julius Randle will test free agency.The Pelicans big man is expected to decline his $9 million player option this offseason, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. They are also expected to select Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick on June 20.Williamson has drawn comparisons to Randle, who is taller by two inches at 6-9 but is also more than 30 lbs lighter. It’s unclear how New Orleans will proceed, as it will have two undersized, athletic, left-handed forwards on the roster if they keep both.Nevertheless, New Orleans has plenty of options. Was very important for Randle to get another shot in free agency next summer if he wants it. https://t.co/wPXMzJJOXf— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 2, 2018″ target=”_blank”> report last year.The Pelicans agreed to send Anthony Davis to the Lakers on Saturday in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks, including the No. 4 pick in the 2019 draft. NBA free agency rumors: Kings prioritizing center, but unlikely to pursue Nikola Vuceviccenter_img NBA trade rumors: Nuggets explored pairing Anthony Davis with Nikola Jokic Pelicans‘ Julius Randle is not picking up his $9M player option for next season and will enter unrestricted free agency, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Randle is coming off his best NBA season (21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 34.4 percent from 3-point range on 195 attempts).— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 17, 2019The 24-year-old is coming off a career year. He averaged 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game with New Orleans this past season.Randle left the Lakers in free agency after 2017-18. His two-year, $18 million deal with the Pelicans was meant to give him another shot at free agency in the summer of 2019 after he proved himself in New Orleans, according to an ESPN Related Newslast_img read more

More nominations today for seat on Fort Nelson City Council

first_imgThe new additions include Councillor Todd Osbourne and Lorraine Gerwing.These two are being added to the list that already includes Councillor Laurie Dolan and Nathan Bauder.Meanwhile, Mayor Bill Streeper is being challenged for his position by Councillor Kimberly Eglinski.- Advertisement -Stay up-to-date with on the latest developments with energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.last_img