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Terry Saban Called To Offer Condolences To Family Of Famous Auburn Fan Tammy Bullard

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with his wife Terry after beating the Georgia Bulldogs.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with his wife Terry after beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alabama won 26-23. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Auburn superfan Tammy Bullard, one of the most famous regular callers to The Paul Finebaum Show, was tragically killed late last week.Bullard and her three-year old granddaughter were involved in a deadly crash with a commercial vehicle. From AL.com:Alabama State Trooper Cpl. Jimmy Harrell said the driver of a commercial vehicle carrying some kind of explosive material was traveling eastbound when he possibly blew a tire and the truck overturned on its side.It then veered into oncoming traffic in the westbound lane and collided with an SUV carrying the woman and the infant. Both have been confirmed dead. The truck driver was flown to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center.Both Paul Finebaum and fellow SEC Network personality Laura Rutledge attended the funeral for Tammy Bullard.While in attendance, Finebaum delivered a message from Terry Saban, Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s wife..@finebaum & @LauraMRutledge attended memorial service for Tammy Bullard today.Paul: “Terry Saban called me to offer condolences from her & her husband.”Prayers to an @AuburnFootball family from @AlabamaFTBL 1st lady #Classyhttps://t.co/6PjdBa0Dbx@GregSankey @SECNetwork pic.twitter.com/olPt0UL9hp— Rick Karle (@RickKarle) November 21, 2018More on Finebaum’s appearance, from WBRC’s Rick Karle:“It was very thoughtful of Paul Finebaum & Laura Rutledge of the SEC Network to attend today’s memorial service in Columbiana, AL for Finebaum caller Tammy Renae Bullard & Tammy’s 3-year-old granddaughter (both Paul & Laura wanted to be there without fanfare). When something like this happens, Tide & Tiger fans unite, and a perfect example comes from the Southeastern Conference star himself: Paul says that he received a call over the weekend from Terry Saban. Miss Terry passed along condolences from both herself & Nick, & told Paul that they were there for Tammy’s family. Prayers to the world’s biggest Auburn Tigers fan from the Alabama Football first lady. That, my friend, is what class is all about. RIP Tammy- I hope Paul’s heartfelt words helped ease some of the pain of your family members, and remember that both Tide & Tiger fans are praying for you & those who love you. Here’s a big “War Eagle” to you!”That is a very nice gesture by Finebaum. His callers are a huge part of what makes his show a unique entity down in SEC country, and Tammy was one of the two or three staples in those ranks. Finebaum would probably be the first to tell you that.last_img read more

A Christmas Music Playlist that Doesn’t Suck (Finally)

first_img How to Make a Blood and Sand Cocktail Editors’ Recommendations Of course, there’s no better way to get things started (and confront the impending Armageddon) than by harking the herald LCD Soundsystem sing. James Murphy tried to get away from his phenomenal band a few years back and end it all but — spoiler alert — they got back together and are better than ever. And in so doing, their rock-solid American Dream album and supporting tour have reignited the passions of wayward hipsters and esoteric music freaks everywhere. “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” was the first song released as LCD 2.0 and is damn near a perfect holiday torch tune, complete with heartache, stagnant longing, and the crescendo-building desire to come home to a loved one.Royalty Free/E+/Getty ImagesThe Raveonettes, Pretenders. and Mike Mains round out our opening, user-friendly rock section, giving way to the drum machine/synth soaked musings of Chicago’s Andrew Belle as he ponders a confusing circle of what a former lover would think if he came back home for Christmas, while simultaneously informing us that he hasn’t thought of them at all. Sounds like someone needs some help at playing hard to get.DRAM (aka Does. Real. Ass. Music.) and his mom, BigBabyMom, kick off the soul/funk/hip-hop section with a rousing, eclectic, stripped-down take on the often over dramatized ode to the ring-a-linging “Silver Bells” of Christmas. Interwoven within the outstanding instrumental funk iterations of classic tunes to follow are a few hip-hop tracks exploring night shifts, gift-giving, and the veritable decathlon of unique, funky ways in which to express holiday cheer via Ronkat The Funklectik’s truly “Funky Christmas.”The fresh breathy air of the bird and the bee’s “Carol Of The Bells” whispers its way around the snow globe in your mind’s eye as you prepare for the subsequent scaled back section of contemplative, jazzy, downtempo Christmas jams. This, of course, culminates with the always peculiar pairing of Bing & Bowie bah-rump-a-bah-bumping their way through “The Little Drummer Boy” (and “Peace On Earth”, written expressly for Bowie mere hours before performing on the Crosby TV Christmas Special, as he’s said to have hated “The Little Drummer Boy” and refused to do a duet of it with Bing).It’s hard to dislike Rogue Wave (of San Francisco) and its dreamy slowed down rendition of the Bobby Helms-popularized “Jingle Bell Rock” as we gear up for the ever more raucous rock ‘n roll tunes to come. From the Christmas cornerstone of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” through She & Him’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” we find ourselves scratching our heads as we stumble upon the slightly funky-electro version of Paul McCartney’s happy-go-lucky homage to simply having a wonderful Christmastime (and yes, Tuxedo, I feel that ’80s hand-clap, disco-infused love you’re passing around).Now shake it out and loosen up while doing the Peanuts kids dance from Charlie Brown’s Christmas as we get into the ear-to-ear-smile-inducing “Linus And Lucy” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. With a spring in our step, we then plunge into the dark December 25th based themes that Paul Simon encourages us to consider on his newer track, “Getting Ready For Christmas Day,” from his album So Beautiful or So What. From there, we rock out with our collective stockings out at the hands of the lesser known It Hugs Back, the deeply missed Tom Petty, the sibling-rivaled Kinks, the punk-pioneering Ramones, and the lo-fidelified Julian Casablancas before “Christmas Wrapping” it up with The Waitresses and their timeless ode to chasing a boy through a myriad of holiday scenarios before bumping into him in line at an all-night grocery in New York.Across town, Run-DMC‘s “Christmas In Hollis” gets us back into the hip-hop zone and the high octane “Sleigh Ride” by Earth, Wind & Fire nicely transitions us over to some proper funk with which to get down with ourselves (rest in peace, Sharon Jones, as we drink deeply from the funkity funk well of wonder you create in delivering a soul enlightening version of “Funky Little Drummer Boy”). And further posthumous respect is paid to George Michael, as we get down with an R&B/Soul version of “Last Christmas” by Lynn & Burney and Soul Made. The often maligned Carpenters give us a Beach Boys-esque, harmony-laced “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” to help us pick up the pace coming out of Seal’s “Let It Snow” and the unique soft beat-based “Santa Baby” by Crystal Theory.And then it’s off to the races as we alt/indie rock ourselves further along with Bright Eyes, Phoenix (featuring Bill Murray), Jimmy Eat World (power popping through our 2nd tribute version of George Michael’s “Last Christmas”), Low, and D.I.D. before we downshift into Fiona Apple’s warbling and heartwarming “Frosty The Snowman.” From there, each track gets softer and softer, slower and slower, like an office party carouser slowly nodding off at his desk following all the fun and festivities.May these songs help you and yours attain a zen-like level of holiday music consciousness, which, in turn, allows you to actually enjoy yourself and your time with friends and family. Happy holidays!P.S. If you’re cooking up a storm for the holidays, you might want to check out our mouthwatering cooking playlist. The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now center_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Let’s face it: A lot of holiday music is insufferably loathsome. And the act of putting on a hazmat suit to sift through the overwhelming junkyard of cheesy, toxic tunes in the hopes of discovering some that don’t drive you seasonal-affective-disorder-esque crazy is ridiculously daunting. Fear not! For we here at The Manual’s Beat Laboratory have donned the required radio(un)active waste-resisting apparel and performed the heavy sorting to bring you a bountiful harvest of holiday/Christmas/wintertime tracks that will get you through even the most challenging aspects of the year-ending madness that is “The Holiday Season.” Where tired, over-played versions of these songs might typically send you running to finish off the eggnog bowl, we hope these hand-selected, free-range, artisanal variations on the theme will give you the strength and stamina to combat cabin fever, family gatherings, dark isolation, and lingering global apocalyptic concerns.Here’s our curated Spotify playlist. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite songs below. 7 of the Best Drink References in Musiclast_img read more

Le rapport de lombudsman pour 20062007 démontre une plus grande sensibilisation

first_imgLe rapport annuel 2006-2007 du Bureau de l’ombudsman démontre que le nombre de personnes qui utilise le Bureau a augmenté. Cette augmentation peut être attribuée, en partie, à une plus grande sensibilisation relative aux services offerts par le Bureau et à son accent sur les jeunes, les aînés et les services correctionnels. « Lors de notre 35e année de service aux Néo-Écossais, nous avons reçu 20 pour cent plus de plaintes qui relèvent de notre mandat grâce à notre approche proactive visant à présenter aux Néo-Écossais les services que nous pouvons leur offrir, » a dit Dwight Bishop, ombudsman de la Nouvelle-Écosse. « Nous avons continué notre travail en collaboration avec le gouvernement et nous avons résolu la majorité des plaintes. » Le Bureau a organisé 489 sessions dans les communautés, dans les établissements correctionnels, dans les centres pour les jeunes et à d’autres endroits. Il a partagé ses commentaires relativement à de nombreuses initiatives du gouvernement, y compris les documents de la Commission de la fonction publique visant à informer les employés au sujet du règlement sur la divulgation par les employés de la fonction publique d’actes fautifs. Le Bureau a traité ses premières plaintes en vertu de ce règlement depuis son entrée en vigueur en 2004. Sur les 18 plaintes, deux ont fait l’objet d’une enquête en vertu du règlement. Trois autres plaintes ne relevaient pas du mandat du règlement, mais ont fait l’objet d’une enquête en vertu de la loi sur l’ombudsman (Ombudsman Act). M. Bishop affirme qu’il est heureux de constater qu’un certain nombre de ministères ont demandé l’aide du Bureau au sujet du développement de politiques et des méthodes de traitement des plaintes. « La réaction à notre Bureau et aux recommandations a été positive en général, bien qu’il puisse toujours y avoir des améliorations au sein de certains organismes gouvernementaux, » a dit M. Bishop. « Il faut également des améliorations dans la façon dont le gouvernement traite les plaintes reçues directement du public. » Le Bureau a abordé 1 835 plaintes, demandes, enquêtes et examens en 2006-2007. Le rapport annuel intégral peut être consulté sur le site Web du Bureau de l’ombudsman à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/ombu .last_img read more