1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for $2.88 million: Report

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — A 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card in mint condition sold for $2.88 million Thursday — making it the second-highest price ever paid for a baseball card, ESPN reported.The card, sold by former NFL offensive lineman Evan Mathis and auctioned by Heritage Auctions, fell just short of the $3.12 million paid for a 1909 Honus Wagner card in October 2016, according to the report.The Mickey Mantle card was graded a 9 on a scale of 10 by Professional Sports Authenticator, an organization that describes itself as the “world’s largest third-party sports card authentication service.”The value of the late Hall of Famer’s rookie card has gone up dramatically in the last few decades, ESPN reported.In 1988, the card could be had for $3,300; by 2007, the top sale of the card, also graded a 9 out of 10, was $240,000, according to the report.“It’s a remarkable price,” Chris Ivy, director of sports auctions at Heritage, told ESPN. “It was 10 years ago when we last had a Mantle 9 sell, but this sold for 10 times that.”Prior to Thursday night’s auction, the record for the card was set at $1.13 million in 2016.Mantle spent his entire 18-year career with the New York Yankees, according to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was selected to the All-Star game 20 times, won the most valuable player award three times, and was part of seven World Series-winning teams.Mantle was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund April 20, 2018 /Sports News – National 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for $2.88 million: Reportcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Russia: Corvette Boiky to Join BF in 2012

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Corvette Boiky to Join BF in 2012 View post tag: Russia View post tag: Navy Corvette Boiky will be commissioned into Baltic Fleet (BF) in 2012; at present, the ship had been launched and undergoes mooring trials at Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg. She will be the second serial corvette built under Project 20380. The lead ship is corvette Stereguschiy handed over to Baltic Fleet in 2007. Second ship of the project and the first serial one – corvette Soobrazitelny – was delivered to BF on Oct 14, 2011.Upon completion of all shipyard’s and state trials, corvette Boiky will join Baltic Fleet like her predecessors.Displacement of a Project 20380 corvette is 2,000 tons; length is over 100 meters; max speed is 27 knots; operating range is 4,000 miles.Ships of this class have crucially new combat and technical characteristics. Among their key advantages are versatility, compactness, low signature, advanced automation and integration of control systems.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 10, 2012 January 10, 2012 View post tag: join View post tag: Corvette Industry news View post tag: Boiky View post tag: 2012 View post tag: BF View post tag: News by topic Russia: Corvette Boiky to Join BF in 2012 View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Iggy Pop: Skull Ring

first_imgIggy Pop: Skull Ring Out now Iggy Pop’s first recording in years, unashamedly superb, being packed with the original beauty of rock. Greenday helped out, and though the opening three songs don’t showcase their input, the vitriol I was ready to berate them with turned to amazement. Opener ‘Little Electric Chair’ reeks of ‘White Light / White Heat’, and I’m too young to remember who sounded like this first, Iggy or Bowie, but Skull Ring is like a tour through all that was, and is, good in rock. The end result? Fucking good. Skull Ring keeps its momentum for sixteen tracks as well, which is no mean feat. There’s a definite nod towards the White Stripes et al, which is to be expected in the current climate but the haunting semi-camp vocals of Iggy Pop remind you that he did all this before the ice age and still knows where the sweet spot is. Age certainly comes before beauty in the production of this first rate rock album.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img read more

Press release: Opioid Expert Working Group meets at MHRA

first_img Email [email protected] Out of office hours: 07770 446 189 (17:00 – 08:30) The EWG is made up of experts in relevant scientific disciplines, including: The review is anticipated to work promptly in line with the regulatory process.To support this, we will be engaging with relevant stakeholders from across the health sector, charities and addiction support groups, to advise on how we can improve communications on the use of opioids. We will work together with these stakeholders to raise awareness among both healthcare professionals and the public on the risks of addiction and how these can be managed.Dr June Raine, Director of MHRA’s Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines Division, said: The EWG will undertake a comprehensive independent scientific review of all available evidence on the use of opioid medicines in the UK, drawing on best practice internationally, to make sure the information for patients and health professionals helps curb the over-prescription and misuse of these medicines.In light of growing concerns about overuse and misuse, the review will: pain management general practice nursing pharmacy psychiatry and substance abuse anaesthesia toxicology and pharmacology geriatric medicine paediatric medicine rheumatology epidemiology a lay member Our highest priority is making sure the medicines you and your family take are safe and effective. In response to the growing concern internationally and in the UK about overuse and increased prescribing of opioid analgesics, we are seeking expert advice on the benefits and risks of opioid medicines, including best practice for risk minimisation. We will be listening to patients, stakeholders, and relevant experts, and working across the health sector to make sure the warnings on opioid medicines are consistent, clear, relevant and represent the known risks of tolerance and addiction. Anyone who has questions about their pain-relieving medicine should speak to their healthcare provider who is best placed to provide advice. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. For real-time updates including the latest press releases and news statements, see our Twitter channel at https://www.twitter.com/mhragovuk In taking forward this important work we will focus on providing clear information to healthcare professionals, patients and carers – no one should be unaware of the potential risks of opioid medicines. We have set out a clear programme of work to look at regulatory options. We have already planned some initial steps to work with stakeholders to produce consistent and clear label wording that opioid medicines may lead to addiction. We are also going to examine access to opioid medicines. If you suspect you have experienced a side effect to a medicine, please report this to us through our Yellow Card Scheme. Media enquiries Professor Jamie Coleman, Chair of the Opioid Expert Working Group, said: During office hours: 020 3080 7651 (08:30 – 17:00) News centreMHRA10 South ColonnadeLondonE14 4PU consider the current data on the utilisation of opioid-containing medicines in the UK, both prescribed and over the counter examine whether the risk minimisation measures implemented for over the counter and prescription opioids have been effective or whether further measures are required consider the benefit/risk of opioid-containing medicines in particular for non-cancer indications, taking into account alternatives make recommendations for regulatory action to better support appropriate use of prescription opioids, such as relevant changes to the Summary of Product Characteristics and Patient Information Leaflet, product labelling and packaging, and any other risk minimisation measureslast_img read more

Bread recommended as major part of diet in sugar swap advice

first_imgThe Department of Health (DoH) is promoting bread as a way to ‘bulk up’ meals and swap out more sugar and fat-laden foods. A new Eatwell plate developed by the DoH is encouraging consumers to add carbohydrates such as bread, pasta and potatoes to their diet, while ditching products high in sugar and fat, according to British Baker’s sister title The Grocer.A panel organised by Public Health England discussed the model in response to Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s (SACN) call to cut the nation’s recommended sugar intake by half. The model proposes that consumers should eat more starchy foods, such as rice and cous cous as well as more fruit and vegetables. Its call for a reduction in intake of foods high in sugar and fat does not include milk and dairy. A lower intake of meat, fish, eggs and beans was instead urged.Experts involved in laying out the model admitted it would be controversial following the growing belief that sugar, not fat, is at the centre of the UK’s obesity crisis.An expert involved told The Grocer: “…under this model the amount of food with a high fat content in the plate has decreased, while there is an increase in the proportion of foods high in starchy carohydrates.“We would have to get across that consumers should eat products such as wholegrain rice and wholewheat pasta, which are high in fibre and lower in sugar.”As of November just 1% of consumers followed diets that met the SACN’s suggested targets on sugar and fibre, according to The Grocer.The SACN has yet to make its final report.last_img read more

Marcus Rezak Gets Us Excited For His All-Star Birthday Jam With Members Of The Disco Biscuits & RAQ

first_imgOn October 13th, guitarist Marcus Rezak will celebrate his 33rd birthday. Naturally, Rezak called up a few friends to celebrate his birthday – as one does – and turned the occasion into an all-out jam celebration. Cue to SuperNatural Beings, a Rezak-led supergroup that will come together on the 13th for an all-star birthday throwdown.The show features Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Todd Stoops (RAQ/Electric Beethoven) and Allen Aucoin (The Disco Biscuits), each bringing some serious heat to the table. “Performing last year with Marc Brownstein and Todd Stoops at Brooklyn Comes Alive was a blast, and Allen Aucoin and I have performed several times with the Stratosphere All-Stars and at Magic Beans Festival this year. I’ve played with Stoops the most out of all three over the last two years, he is one of my most trusted keyboardists to perform with. Finding the time with everyone’s busy schedules was tough, but I am thrilled to have us all together to make a special night of music to ring my 33rd trip around the sun in my hometown of Chicago.”The show will take place at the Emporium Arcade Bar, with prog dance rock group Thinner Teed kicking off the night. Supernatural Beings has seen a lot of musicians through its numerous incantations, including members of Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, Particle and more, but the 5th version will keep it tight with the four members. “This Supernatural Beings show will be an epic night of high level improvised dance rock n roll! Previous SB shows have featured 8-9 people on stage, but this show is condensed for a smaller tighter ensemble easily shift to explore sonic territory.”The theme of the night is “Where The Wild Things Are,” which Rezak calls typical of the fall season in Chicago. All in all, he can’t wait to get this group together. “The best gift I could ask for is to throw down some heavy sonic propulsion with everyone in my home town and transcend into another year of life doing what I love and why I am believe I am put on this earth.”With guest appearances on the table, including Chicago native Emily Nichols on vocals (who has worked with Manic Focus, Russ Liquid, and more), this looks to be one incredible night of jamming! Tickets are available here, so don’t miss out.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss & Ryan Stasik Announce South Carolina Beachside Duo Show

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee guitarist Brendan Bayliss and bassist Ryan Stasik have announced a special sunset beach duo show, set to go down on Thursday, June 6th at The Windjammer in Isle Of Palms, SC.Stasik and Bayless will offer, “a night filled with songs you know and love”, in Stasik’s adopted home state of South Carolina.Umphrey’s McGee recently announced their 2019 summer tour plans. In addition to a number of previously announced festival appearances, the tour will feature stand-alone dates across the country with a host of talented supporting acts including Ron Artis II & The Truth, BIG Something, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Magic City Hippies, and more.Tickets for Brendan Bayliss and Ryan Stasik’s sunset beach duo show are on sale now here.For more information, ticketing details, and a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates, head here.last_img read more

Pesticide Collection Day

first_imgGeorgia residents can safely dispose of old pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals at the Clean Day, set for Thursday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Brooks County Extension office in Quitman, Georgia.Clean Days are organized by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These chemical collection events allow farmers and homeowners to legally dispose of old pesticides or pesticides that are no longer appropriate for use.Examples of materials accepted at the Clean Day include insecticides, growth regulators, fungicides, harvest aid chemicals, nematicides, bactericides and herbicides. Excluded materials include compressed gases, solvents, paints, antifreeze, motor oil, explosive materials and fertilizers that are neither hazardous nor contain pesticides.The event was organized specifically for residents in Cook, Brooks, Lowndes and Thomas counties, but other Georgians will not be turned away if they choose to preregister and drive their chemicals to the drop-off location.There is no charge to participate in the Clean Day program, but participants must complete a preregistration form that includes a list of the chemicals they wish to dispose of at the event. It typically costs between $2 and $3 per pound to dispose of waste pesticides.Preregistration is required and forms may be requested by calling the University of Georgia Extension office in Brooks County at (229) 263-4103 or emailing Andrea Duncan at [email protected]last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Avian flu outbreaks, China’s H5N1 vaccine, WHO confirms H5N1 case, key pandemic flu protein ID’d, more biolab details

first_img Indonesia reports H5N1 outbreak on BaliAn animal health official on Indonesia’s Bali island reported an H5N1 outbreak in chickens in Badung district, which led to the recent culling of 133 birds, the Jakarta Globe reported today. A man who experienced flu-like symptoms after he was exposed to sick birds was treated with oseltamivir and appears to be improving, the report said. Feb 11, 2009 Avian flu hits more poultry in Vietnam, BangladeshVietnamese officials confirmed new outbreaks in Quang Tri, in the central part of the country, and Bac Ninh, in the north, raising the number of provinces reporting outbreaks to seven, Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported today. Meanwhile, livestock officials in Bangladesh reported that the virus struck a commercial poultry farm in Dhaka division, which killed 661 birds and led to the culling of 839 more, according to a report yesterday from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).[Feb 11 Xinhua story][Feb 10 OIE report]China stockpiles its own H5N1 vaccineChina’s food and drug administration said today that the country has stockpiled an H5N1 vaccine for humans, Xinhua reported today. Sinovac, based in Beijing, spent 2 years conducting clinical trials of the vaccine and received approval in April 2008 to begin production. The vaccine, called Panflu, is approved for use in those ages 18 to 60.[Feb 11 Xinhua story][Apr 3, 2008, CIDRAP News story]WHO confirms Vietnam’s recent H5N1 caseThe World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed Vietnam’s latest human H5N1 case, a 23-year-old woman from Quang Ninh province who got sick on Jan 28 and was hospitalized on Jan 31, where she remains in serious condition. An investigation found that she had contact with sick and dead poultry before she became ill. Her infection raises Vietnam’s H5N1 case count to 108, of which 52 were fatal.[Feb 11 WHO statement]Study reveals key avian flu protein needed to create pandemic strainA research group, including investigators from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, used human 1918–avian H1N1 reassortant influenza viruses to explore the genetic factors that influence airborne transmission. Using ferrets as a model, they found that the 1918 PB2 protein was needed for airborne transmission of a virus expressing the 1918 hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, an adaptation that is critical for an avian flu strain to develop into a pandemic strain. Their findings appear in an early online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).[Feb 11 PNAS abstract]Army biolab officials say older samples skewed inventory reportsMore details emerged yesterday about select agent inventory problems that stopped some research work at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Md., the Baltimore Sun reported. Officials discovered 20 vials of a select agent in a freezer box listed as containing only 16 vials. Army officials attribute the inventory problems to older research samples that were stored before the institute computerized its records in 2005, and they said a full inventory could take 3 months.last_img read more

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