Jose Altuve’s tattoo timeline: What it looks like, when he got it, and why is it hidden?

first_imgView this post on Instagram A post shared by Jose Altuve (@josealtuve27) on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:11pm PSTThere’s even this picture from 2014, likely taken by his wife as they were on vacation together at the time. So there goes another theory: Altuve’s wife was, at one time, fine with him being shirtless. Off Day 🐠A post shared by Jose Altuve (@josealtuve27) on Jul 29, 2019 at 3:13pm PDTIf his wife is concerned with people seeing him shirtless, keep in mind that this post received almost 120,000 likes and probably countless more views. The average Astros television broadcast in 2018 was viewed by only 91,000 households. Another potential hole in Correa’s excuse.Now that we’ve narrowed down the timeline, we know that if Altuve gets a tattoo, he does it after July and before the World Series. Unfortunately, this is where the trail runs semi-cold, but we have a lead.Altuve has told reporters that he got his tattoo in San Francisco during the middle of last season and it was done in two sections. While the Astros didn’t play San Francisco at all last year, they did make three trips to Oakland, and one of those trips was Aug. 15-18, slightly after the middle of the season. We have a potential date range, but no before and after pictures.MORE: Aaron Judge admits deleting posts congratulating Altuve on MVPOct. 20, 2019: Altuve stays clothedAltuve hits the now-infamous homer off Aroldis Chapman that sends his team to the 2019 World Series.As he rounds the bases, you can see him frantically motioning to his jersey and shaking his head and finger in a “no” gesture.This becomes one of the key pieces of evidence for people who believe the buzzer theory. Oct. 29, 2019: World Series Game 6This is the best photo we have of the “terrible” tattoo to date. We now know that it starts with a cursive M, as we can clearly see in these photos. Feliz Día del padre… eres el mío personal ✌🏻❤️A post shared by Jose Altuve (@josealtuve27) on Jun 17, 2018 at 3:11pm PDT Athletes love taking their shirts off.They do it for postgame interviews, pregame workouts, Instagram pictures, and any other occasion that might arise. So when a purported bad tattoo became an excuse for Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve to keep his shirt on after his pennant-winning, walk-off homer in the 2019 ALCS, it only added to rumors that the Astros were cheating.FOSTER: If Nick Markakis is talking this way, then players are big mad at AstrosTo recap: Astros shortstop Carlos Correa came to the defense of Altuve after a video showing a post-homer Altuve pleading with his teammates not to rip off his jersey went viral. This sparked debate over whether the Astros were wearing buzzers under their jerseys to let them know what pitch was coming. Correa tried to explain Altuve’s reluctance to appear shirtless, and gave us two theories.”I [previously] ripped off his shirt, and his wife told my wife, ‘Why is Carlos ripping Altuve’s shirt? I don’t like that.’ So when he’s running from third base to home plate, I’m the guy up front. The first one waiting for him. He’s like, ‘Don’t take my shirt off.’ The second reason — he doesn’t want me to talk about this, but I’m going to say it, is because he’s got an unfinished tattoo on his collarbone that honestly looked terrible. It was a bad tattoo, and he didn’t want nobody to see it. He didn’t want to show it at all.”Altuve’s agent Scott Boras gave us a third theory, and chalked it up to “the shyness of Jose Altuve.”All of these excuses are getting hard to keep track of, especially when so much evidence contradicts them. So here’s the definitive timeline of Altuve’s tattoo: when he had it, when he didn’t, and what it means. Let’s dive in.2017-2018 season: No tattooAs far as we can deduce, Altuve did not have a tattoo before 2019. He’s been shirtless a bunch of times in Instagram pictures, so unless he’s Facetuning his chest, no dice on the ink.However, this slew of shirtless pictures pokes a hole in Boras’ defense: Altuve clearly is not shy. He has pictures like these from 2018 and earlier: Who gave him the tattoo? Altuve only follows one tattoo artist on instagram (@tattoosbynathanc) and it looks like he’s known more for his portrait tattoos and his studio in New York, not San Francisco.Is it possible that Altuve got the tattoo in its entirety, and Correa simply used it as an excuse to justify him not taking off his shirt when he was wearing a buzzer? (this one is for the conspiracy fans).We may never know. Getty Images Getty Images But what does it stand for? Manfred? Minute Maid Park? Marisnick? Mhouston Mastros? MMMBop? The tattoo remains a mystery, for now.Feb. 16, 2020: The disappearing tattooTwitter user @ChrisJr_NYYST tweets a screenshot of Altuve’s tattoo side by side with a still from the video from his ALCS walk-off homerun, and the tattoo appears to have vanished. The images are nine days apart.To the left is the picture being used to prove Altuve had a tattoo that he was trying to hide in the ALCS walk off game vs #Yankees.. but the pic is from the World Series.To the right is his ALCS walk off to win the pennant. Can’t seem to find that tattoo anywhere in ALCS pics.— Chris Stacy (@ChrisJr_NYYST) February 16, 2020Grainy camera? Bad angle and lighting? Makeup application in case his teammates manage to rip off the jersey despite his protests? Or did he get the tattoo between Oct. 20 and 29, instead of the original August date he mentioned? Impossible to tell.Feb. 17, 2020: The tattoo is seen for the first time!LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE GOT HIM …… almost. We still haven’t actually seen the tattoo, but scores of reporters tweet about seeing it in the clubhouse as Altuve deliberately shows it off.Jose Altuve was not wearing a shirt when he just walked past a big group reporters in the Astros clubhouse. He has “Melanie,” his daughters name, tattooed on his left clavicle with a pink heart. That did not seem like an accident.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) February 17, 2020Classic: Jose Altuve walks to locker, towel over shoulder. Big mob of reporters. He grabs some workout stuff, drops towel from shoulder, reveals tatioo, walks off as he’s pulling shirt over head without a word.— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) February 17, 2020Melanie! His daughters name! What a sweet gesture. So now we’re finally at the end of the timeline. However, there are still a few more loose ends to wrap up.Why can’t we see the tattoo? Who would be ashamed of having their daughter’s name?Why did Altuve sit for multiple sessions? A tattoo of this size likely wouldn’t take more than a few hours.The Astros never made it back to San Francisco during the season. Did he leave a tattoo that, by our estimate, is no more than three or four inches long, unfinished for months? Did he go back to San Francisco after the season ended to finish the tattoo, which seems excessive considering they were in San Francisco for 4 days when he originally got it? 🏊🏄A post shared by Jose Altuve (@josealtuve27) on Dec 15, 2014 at 9:18am PSTTattoo? Not yet. Shy? Not likely.April 7, 2019: Altuve walk-off vs. the AthleticsAltuve draws a bases-loaded walk from A’s closer Blake Treinen to complete a three-game sweep of Oakland. But the important part of this game is what Altuve does after.As he rounds the bases, Correa and Tony Kemp are waiting at home plate to rip off Altuve’s jersey, which the self-professed shy guy seems to embrace.And, again, we narrow down the tattoo timeframe: Nothing here. July 29, 2019: Off dayThis is the last time we see Altuve shirtless, because, according to Correa, his wife would be against a 10-second shot on live TV, but she’s fine if he posts it himself to live on the internet for eternity. But! No tattoo here. View this post on Instagram Getty Images View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

Two Koreas march together as Asian Games burst into life

first_imgUnified Korea’s flagbearer Lim Yunghui leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYNorth and South Korea marched together in a stirring display of unity as the Asian Games, one of the world’s biggest sports events, opened in a blaze of colour in Jakarta on Saturday.South Korean women’s basketball player Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong-chol jointly held the Korean Unification flag aloft as they led the athletes out to an ovation from the packed crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs About 1,500 dancers in traditional dress then performed a tightly choreographed routine before Afghanistan led the athletes’ parade into the stadium.There were huge cheers when the two Koreas, whose athletes together number about 1,000, marched into the stadium together wearing pristine white and blue uniforms.‘You can feel proud’Widodo was then seen dancing in his seat as Indonesian singer Via Vallen took to the stage, before the stadium fell silent to honour the victims of the recent Lombok earthquake.“You can feel proud of your home country Indonesia,” said Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, before Widodo declared the Games open.ADVERTISEMENT Indonesian badminton great Susi Susanti, the women’s singles Olympic champion in 1992, lit the Games cauldron and the ceremony closed with a noisy music performance and spectacular fireworks.It provided a vibrant start to the Games, whose build-up has been dogged by logistical headaches and security fears after Indonesia suffered its deadliest terror attack in a decade in May.The sprawling archipelago has also been grappling with its latest earthquake disaster after strong tremors in Lombok, an eastern island, left more than 400 people dead.Indonesia, a country of about 270 million, stepped in to host the Games at short notice after Vietnam pulled out, citing the event’s eye-watering costs.Indonesia has a poor track record in hosting multi-sports events — the 2011 Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang suffered serious corruption problems and delays, and two people died in a stadium stampede.Rights group Amnesty International said at least 31 people were killed in a “shoot first and ask questions later” police crackdown on petty crime.But officials say all venues are ready for competition and tournament-related problems so far have been relatively minor, from the ticket website crashing to misspelt words on signs.About 18,000 athletes and officials from 45 Asian countries will be at the Asiad, organisers said, looking to make their mark across a range of sports from swimming to sepak takraw and bridge.The Asian Games encompass nearly the full Olympic programme and are considered the pinnacle by many participating nations, for whom Olympic success often proves elusive. 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Woman charged for accessory to robbery

first_imgKissoondai Narine was hauled before the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after failing to hand over stolen cash her nephew obtained from an elderly Paradise, Essequibo Coast couple, during the course of a robbery.Narine, called “Pig mouth”, appeared before Magistrate Esther Sam and pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 16, 2019, she was an accessory to a robbery.The woman was placed on $300,000 bail and the matter was adjourned until September 4, 2019. Reports are that Deodat Samsundar, known as “Pig”, her nephew, who was allegedly armed with a hammer, attempted to strike the elderly man to his head, but missed, which resulted in the hammer hitting the chair the victim was sitting in. The prosecution is contending that immediately after, he robbed the couple of an undisclosed amount of cash before making good his escape. “Pig” was said to have covered his face with a toque, in which two holes were cut. The elderly man followed the robber in a vehicle.Police later arrested the man at his father’s home where they reportedly recovered the toque he used to conceal his face, and a knife the suspect had taken to the scene of the robbery.The robber’s reputed wife reportedly admitted that a pair of slippers he had left behind belonged to her and she cut the holes in the toque he used. Samsundar was charged with robbery under arms and placed on $1.5 million bail.last_img read more

Top marks for back to school bargains with Donegal Stationery!

first_imgIt’s hard to believe than there is such a short time to getting back to school and college!Some of the more organised parents amongst us will have the school uniforms bought a number of weeks now and perhaps even the schoolbags.But what about all the essential stationery items which go to fill up those schoolbags and which no student can go without. Pens, pencils, copybooks, erasers, diaries…….the list is endless.But have no fear because a quick visit to Donegal Stationery at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny will ease your mind.The shop is the main stockist in Letterkenny for Irish made Lismore hardback books, record books and refill pads. Kempis, who manufacture Lismore products are one of the few school supply companies still manufacturing in Ireland.The company is also main stockist for O’Brien diaries both Academic and Full year and these are also printed and bound in Dublin. Donegal Stationery also stock the Aisling range of coloured paper refill pads and hardbacks.Great selection of art materials from well known art companies eg. Winsor & Newton and Daler Rowney.They also offer a label printing service – 21 labels per sheet for book labels priced at €1.50; and 20 Iron on Labels for €3.50.So you see, Donegal Stationery isn’t just about pens and pencils, it’s all you and your family require for making the perfect return to school.And did we mention that there’s no panic because there’s ample parking outside? Top marks for back to school bargains with Donegal Stationery! was last modified: August 17th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Back to schoolbargainsDonegal Stationerylast_img read more


first_imgThe under 10s travel to Ardara this Saturday for their next blitz. The bus leaves the Banks at 9.30. Under 8 training continues from 11 to 12 on Saturday.The under 12s travelled to Kilcar on Monday evening last to play Kilcar. They play Ardara next Monday evening in the Banks.The finals of the schools summer league take place this Thursday at 4.30. This has been a good success this year and it would be nice to see a good crowd there to support the young players. The under 14s played Four Masters last Thursday evening and it proved to be a cracker of a game with plenty of good scores on display on the night but unfortunately the team ended up on the wrong side of a one point defeat on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-13. Their next game is against Aodh Ruadh in the banks this Wednesday evening at 7.30.The under 16s were the first team in championship action at the Banks this year on Monday evening last and they put on a solid display and ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-13 to 0-10 . The return league is scheduled for next Monday night in Kilcar which will be a tough test.The summer coaching week is planned for the week of July 4th – July 8th.The Seniors and Reserves had no game last weekend and with Senior Championship this weekend fixtures may be limited. Please check website and papers for updated details. Ladies Junior championship quarter final against Fanad Gaels is fixed for this Sunday in Termon with a 12 noon throw in. Be great to get good support out. Next league game is at home to Bundoran with no date set.The under 14 girls were beaten in the county semi-final against Moville on Friday evening last. Moville were the stronger team and deserved their victory. Final score Naomh Mhuire 2-06 Moville 4-05. Our girls have had a brilliant season and can be proud of their year.Lotto details for week 22nd June; jackpot 1860 euro. No jackpot winner. There were no 3 winners. Numbers were 3-8-14-17.The club are now in a position to sell Azzurri “Windcheaters Tops” with club crest on them. These items of clothing are exclusively being sold by the club, sizes range from xxl to childrens range. To order contact Donal O’Searcaigh on 0863189331. Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ieGAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: June 28th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Naomh Mhuire GAA clublast_img read more


first_imgAN AWARD-winning music student turned to selling drugs to pay off his student loans, a court has heard.Kevin Monaghan, who is 24, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today.Garda Inspector David Kelly told the court that Monaghan, from 22 The Elms in Letterkenny, had been suspected by the drugs squad of being a cannabis dealer in the town. Gardai stopped a car in the town on April 7th last year but didn’t find any drugs.However a subsequent search of the property at The Elms uncovered €680 worth of cannabis, weighing scales, €170 in cash, a nokia phone and a tick list of customers.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said Monaghan was a gifted music student who had studied at college in Derry where he had received the President’s Prize. He had gone on to Leeds University where he had received a degree in Music and Music Production.During the course of his studies he had run up debts of €5,000 to the Credit Union and had an overdraft of €1,400, said the solicitor.“Unfortunately he was a user (of cannabis) himself and he fell into selling it,” said Mr DillonMr Dillon also said Monaghan was a gifted musician who worked with local youth groups because “he wanted to help people.”Judge Paul Kelly said he had “serious concerns that this man is working with youth organisations.”However Mr Dillon said Monaghan wanted to turn people away from drugs, using his own experience.The judge adjourned the sentencing for a probation report.AWARD-WINNING STUDENT TURNED TO DRUG DEALING TO PAY OFF UNIVERSITY FEES was last modified: July 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:drug dealerstudentlast_img read more

Mackie eyes Old Trafford shock

first_imgJamie Mackie is relishing the prospect of playing for QPR at Old Trafford – and is determined to make sure he visits there again next season.Rangers are massive underdogs for today’s game against Manchester United but would take a big step towards Premier League safety if they were to pull off an upset.And Mackie declared: “This is massive for me. I’ve never played there before, so to be going there is just great.“United have top players in every position, so it’s a great chance to pit yourself against the best players.“I love playing in the Premier League, but now I have seven games left to make sure I am there next season too. I don’t just want one year there.”Click here for our Man Utd v QPR quizSee also: Hughes urges QPR to recreate spirit of ’92Mixed news for QPR ahead of Man Utd clashFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

See Joburg on the big screen in the new Avengers movie

first_imgSouth Africa has a strong connection to the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron. A fight between The Hulk and Iron Man takes place in Joburg, which features a few times in the movie, and Cape Town visual effects studio BlackGinger had a hand in the film’s visual effects.Wearing a ‘Hulk buster’ suit, Iron Man takes on The Hulk in the Joburg’s inner city streets. (Image: Gauteng Film Commission) Priya Pitamber Johannesburg’s city centre takes on an almost sepia, old world appearance in a fight sequence between the Hulk and Iron Man in the latest instalment of Marvel Comic superheroes, in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. Look closely and you can spot the old Rissik Street Post Office and the fountains at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.“Johannesburg has a very particular look and style to its architecture that I really liked,” said director Joss Whedon. “It has very much its own rhythm, its own feel, its own tones, and there’s an earthiness to the way it looks. It is very different from the other locations we shot. You know immediately you’re not in North America.”In the fight scene, Iron Man puts on a special “Hulk buster” suit he created in case the Hulk got out of control.“The team has come to the coast of Africa to find Ultron and Scarlet Witch who has gotten to [Bruce] Banner and basically given him a nightmare experience so overwhelming that he becomes not just the Hulk but the Hulk Hulking out,” explained Whedon.Location, location, locationTo improve on the Avengers movie franchise, the production team took inspiration from James Bond movies and featured an assortment of locations. “How can they show such great scenery?” executive producer Jeremy Latcham explained the Bond inspiration to news site Yahoo UK. “How can they be in so many cool locations? And we wanted to tap into a little bit of that.”He said you could see the extras were better and felt more real because it was not shot on a back lot or soundstage. Besides South Africa, scenes were also shot in South Korea, Italy and the UK. “It’s fun to go to these other big locations. We shot a sequence in Johannesburg, a big fight scene, right in the middle of downtown Johannesburg, and you feel it when you watch it.”Whedon said he wanted to take a global perspective on the Avengers, what kept them busy and who they were. “We wanted to see their effect on the world because they’re all over being the Avengers,” he said. “It’ a global thing and also doesn’t that make everybody love them? So we wanted to see both sides of that.”Joburg is greatLatcham said they looked all over the African continent to film the fight scene. Johannesburg was “the place to be” because it was film-friendly. “In the downtown streets we flew helicopters, crashed cars and exploded massive pyrotechnics.“When you’re bringing a movie of this size, you need a government that’s going be welcoming, co-operative and give you the access to the city that you need.”He said it was exciting to find governments that wanted filmmakers to show off their cities. “I think the people of Johannesburg are going to be thrilled to see their city well represented up on the big screen.”Whedon also shared his praise. “The government has been great, the city has been great and people have just opened their doors to us and we couldn’t have done it on this scale without that.”At the time of the shooting, Mark Ruffalo, who plays the character of The Hulk, joked on Twitter:@pranav1490 @SamuelLJackson Sorry for the mess. I can keep a lid in it usually but when I blow it’s bad.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 25, 2014According to the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) shooting took place for 10 days in early 2014 and “was one of the biggest productions ever undertaken in Johannesburg”. Local talent included 315 film crew members, 11 cast members, 647 extras, and 26 Johannesburg-based trainees recruited from local filming schools.In post-production, some of the visual effects were done by Cape Town visual effects and animation studio, BlackGinger. The studio and its world-class talent are name-checked in the credits for their work on clean-up and rotoscoping, creating some of the dust and debris effects, and object replacement. It was a small slice of the pie, but took a lot of hard work over three months with extremely tight deadlines.Movie premise and reactionThe movie follows the adventures of Marvel’s superhero team – Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Thor – and is based on the comic book series The Avengers. It stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L Jackson.The movie opened on 24 April in South Africa, a week before it gets to American big screens on 1 May. The GFC has urged movie goers to watch the film and tweet their enjoyment of it, using the hashtag #AvengersJozi.At the premiere in Johannesburg on 22 April, viewers were impressed and took to Twitter:The new #AgeOfUltron is amazing!!! Premiere in Joburg was epic… stoked to have been invited! #AvengersJozi— Brent Lindeque (@BrentLindeque) April 23, 2015“@Ennovy_Nova: Couldn’t hide my inner nerd tonight Avengers is an epic movie! Avengers Assemble! #AvengersJozi” Great movie — Laroyal (@pcy_nhlabathi) April 24, 2015Hulk vs Ironman and SAPS in Johannesburg CBD was best part…poor Carlton Centre. #AvengersAgeOfUltron #AvengersJozi— Israel Phiri (@israelphiri) April 23, 2015@Mutodi @IamNaomiM @FilmFound @GautengFilmCom #AvengersJozi great film! Are those buildings in Jozi still alright after HulkVsIronman fight?— Carlo McFarlane (@CarloMcFarlane) April 23, 2015Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Kress named dean of Ohio State CFAES

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio State University has recommended the appointment of Cathann Arceneaux Kress, PhD, as vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). She currently is vice president for extension and outreach and director of cooperative extension at Iowa State University. Subject to approval by Ohio State’s Board of Trustees, Kress will begin her appointment May 1.“It’s an honor to join the incredible community of faculty, staff and volunteers dedicated to all of CFAES’s missions in education, research, outreach and service. I’m excited by the opportunities and multiple ways we can enhance the capacities and impacts of CFAES,” Kress said. “I’d like to thank the members of the search committee for their service, and I look forward to meeting many colleagues, students, alumni and friends in the coming months.”As vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES, Kress will be the chief academic and administrative officer of the college and will be responsible for leading its education, research, service and outreach missions. The dean also leads fundraising efforts and facilitates strategic internal and external relationships of the college.“I look forward to working with Cathann as we move forward with an ambitious agenda for our college and university,” said Bruce A. McPheron, PhD, Ohio State’s executive vice president and provost.In her current role, Kress leads the land-grant mission of teaching, research and service for the public good at Iowa State. This $100 million operation connects the full assets of the university with all of Iowa. Her success in using university-wide outreach programs to enhance education and innovation in Iowa communities has aligned with her key responsibility to advise the president and provost on extension and outreach issues.Kress has taught undergraduate and graduate students at all levels. In addition, her research and applied research efforts have focused on impacts on rural populations. For example, her work has included the impacts of multiple deployments on dependent children of National Guard and Reserve service members; programs to assist disadvantaged children, youth and families; and on achievement gaps that impact rural youth.Prior to her leadership at Iowa State, Kress served as a senior policy analyst of Military Community and Family Policy at the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. In addition, she has served as director of youth development at the National 4-H Headquarters, U.S. Department of Agriculture, also in Washington, D.C.; and as assistant director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and state program leader at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.Among her many national leadership roles, she currently serves as a trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Board in Battle Creek, Michigan; secretary and incoming chair, administrative heads section of the Board on Agriculture Assembly, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; and as a National 4-H Council trustee.Kress earned a BS in social work at Iowa State and an MA in counselor education/college student development and a PhD in education, both from the University of Iowa.last_img read more

Gag order lifted in North Carolina nuisance lawsuit

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District in late October struck down a gag order related to North Carolina hog farm nuisance lawsuits brought against Murphy-Brown, the hog production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods. The court said the gag order, which prohibited lawyers or anyone with knowledge of conditions of North Carolina hog operations from sharing information, violated the First Amendment.Judge Earl Britt, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, in late June imposed the gag order on the parties, lawyers and potential witnesses in the lawsuits. Britt said a “significant increase in trial publicity” and the “volume and scope of prejudicial publicity” about the first two cases — one decided in early May and the other two days after the gag order was implemented — could taint future jurors. (More than a dozen nuisance suits were filed.) The National Pork Producers Council and the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC) in August filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of lifting the gag order.NPPC and NCPC argued that there is no compelling need for the gag order, the District Court did not consider alternatives to the order — including the jury selection process or jury instructions — the order is overbroad and vague and it won’t be effective. On the latter point, they said it’s “not reasonable to think that any gag order will reduce coverage of these cases or blunt the public’s interest” in them. The appeals court issued its decision even though the District Court judge lifted the gag order Aug. 31.last_img read more