Penn International Game Reel

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on April 3, 2012

Penn International Game Reel

Lou Prato's Been Around Important News Stories All Of His Life And He Is Around One Now The Jerry Sandusky Sex-Abuse Scandal At Penn State.

Lou Prato's been around serious news stories all of his life and he is around one now the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal at Penn State.

After a long career in TV and radio reports, he moved to State Varsity to rejoin the Penn State community, where he earned his journalism degree in 1959. After writing The Penn State Soccer Encyclopedia, he became the first director of the Penn State All-Sports Museum. Now retired from the college, he writes about Penn State sports.

Prato's media career includes working and leading television and radio newsrooms in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and Dayton, Ohio, as well as work with the Associated Press. His academic credentials include twelve years as head of Northwestern University's broadcast graduate programme in Washington. For years , he was a correspondent and contributing writer for the American Journalism Review.

Many stories directors know him for his more than 35-year stint on the board of the Radio-Television News Directors Organisation (now the Radio TV Digital News Organisation), including 22 years as its treasurer.

He is shaken by the scandal, but he also believes that the national media has unfairly darkened the entire establishment with their "rush to judgment, the speculation, the innuendo, the ridiculous commentary based basically on a grand jury report that still has to be proven in the court of law."

Never one to mince his words, he discussed his feelings with Contributing Editor P.J. Bednarski in a chain of mails, excerpted below.

I know the horrid things are alleged to have occurred with those children sicken you. But My opinion is that on a journalistic level, you're horrified by a number of the cover.

Concern about the cover is nothing in comparison to the simple concern all Penn Staters have for the victims of kid abuse and their kids, and I mean that sincerely.

But the way almost all of the media continues to portray Penn State, the people that live and work here, the students and faculty, the university's football team and even our alumni base, one might get the idea this whole area is inhabited by a horde of callous, heartless kid sex abusers. One satellite TV talk show host called the Second Mile "a molestation farm." Come on!

Now the numerous insincere, self-serving, second-guessing critics in the media and the gullible, blood-thirsty public they incite and influence have made Penn State symbolical of all that's bad in the American culture that is till the media moves on to another shark fest, leaving in its wake a lifetime taint of Penn Confirm that will never go irrespective of what the final truth might be.

I'm worn out disagreeing, debating and pondering everything which has happened to Penn State, to me, my family and many of my friends in the last few weeks, and it is tough to believe everything reported this far by the grand jury. Additionally, it is even more hard to believe Joe Paterno was so morally deficient as his millions of baying detractors in the media and outside it proclaim. It's so out of keeping with character of the man.

As for [Athletic Director] Tim Curley, I have met many liars in my life particularly in academia and I cannot believe Tim is a liar and morally deficient. OK, I understand. I and hundreds, if not thousands, of others were fooled by Sandusky. Therefore as to Joe and Tim, we shall see, will not we?

Therefore after all these years, this has taught you something new about the media?

I can never watch, hear, and read the news or watch or hear talk shows as I had before.

You know what injures me the most, besides what could have occurred to those boys? I used to be a part of the media, a journalism graduate who was taught not only to be fair, balanced and objective, but to be sensitive of others, to get each side of the tale, never to assume, and to not interject my personal or political sentiments into any story.

I was also shown how to be careful of the private agendas of sources as well as my own, to be suspicious of whom to trust, to be doubtful but pragmatic, to resist the temptation to be first without first assuring you have it right, and to never report a rumor because you will believe it to be true . My, how idealistic and old-fashioned.

Perhaps you don't see it being so close up and personal to this story, but this is what a lot of folks would say media do with stories like these all the time.

Look, there were times in my career I did not meet my own lofty standards. That bothers me to this day. But I didn't expect journalism to fall to this level of irresponsibility and shameful, malignant depth that it has in the last 20 years. I am sure there are countless thousands still working in the newsrooms of this country who share my view.

There has been good reporting on the nation's level, but I'm ashamed, embarrassed and I'm annoyed at how a giant contingent of the media has reported and investigated this story with such a pile-on mentality. The rush to judgment, the conjecture, the innuendo, the ridiculous commentary based basically on a grand jury report that is yet to be proven in the court of law. It has already messed up the reputation of many folks as well as Penn State School and the entire State School area community.

It's offensive to me that a large slice of the media and the general public has already made up its mind without waiting for all of the facts to come out through the court process that Joe Paterno is the final villain here for what he did or didn't do not Jerry Sandusky and that Penn State and anyone even tangentially connected with Penn State is responsible for what happened. The criticism is vicious and most of all, so self-righteous. Not simply the scurrilous web sites, where you'd expect it, but so-called "legitimate media" websites too. If you'd like more examples, read and see them on the Internet yourself.

Well, you worked for the athletic program. Did you not hear anything?

For the record, the first I heard of Sandusky's purported and I continue to use that word as I was first given training to do in journalism school kid abuse was in mid-June of 2009 when I was volunteering for the annual fund-raising Second Mile golfing tournament. I didn't know Jerry well, but I had been around him at golfing competitions and I had interviewed him a couple of times.

I was more mystified than surprised. I remember. I announced, "Jerry??? You have got to be kidding!" I knew nothing of what was then the 2 reported situations in 1998 and 2002, and like others I was shocked by the 23-page report to the grand jury. It's sickening and hard to read but I did.

I know you suspect some local reporters did some good strong reporting on this. But why failed to this story come out sooner?

There are 3 correspondents who were on it. Sara Ganim, once the crime journalist for the Centre Daily Times, who broke the first public reports of the investigation after she had progressed on to the Harrisburg Patriot-News ; Gary Sinderson, a vet "one man band" reporter-photographer for WJAC in Johnstown, who knows the Pennsylvania court system and this community inside out ; and Pat Boland, the reporter-newsman for the local dual-ownership State Varsity radio stations WRSC and ESPNRadio1450. He helped Ganim in her first job fresh out of Penn State's journalism programme in May 2008. You do not hear much about Pat because he stiffed it from brain cancer at the age of 42 in early July but he was deep into the story.

Ganim appears like a reversion to the journalism of my youth, and based primarily on what I have noted, she appears to have more judgment and street smarts than many of her older, more experienced media peers in Pennsylvania and nationally. She is just twenty-four and needs to be moderately overwhelmed with a tale like this. I just hope that she does not slip into the sloppiness that frequently infects other young journalists who are overtaken by their ego when they end up on top of a big national story.

On this Sandusky story, I call Ganim, Sinderson and Boland "The 3 Musketeers." They did not share all their info, but like many writers elsewhere they often collaborated on their research. It's unsurprising that Ganim has been the front runner in informing the general public of this story. Paper correspondents and many TV correspondents, especially in the major markets, can do that. Sinderson and Boland were constrained by the medium they were in, the range of obligations dictated by their categorical roles mixed with the need to get folk to talk in public online, disguising their faces or voices if required. That limits lots of things.

Sinderson is my sort of old-time correspondent, and he's not your average cameraman or videographer. It was Sinderson who first discovered the grand jury's report was posted on the Internet that fateful Fri., November. 4 placed there one day prematurely , by mistake and then he posted it on his station's website, and then he surprised Ganim with the news report.

But these correspondents must have known a lot was going on long before November.

Outsiders have criticized the local media and regional media for not exposing more of Sandusky's claimed grave transgressions ; of not informing the general public sooner than this past spring of the investigation ; and, most egregious of all, of not reporting the unproven rumours that were swirling around the community.

Yet, check it out. Ganim's first Patriot-News story of the investigation was on March 31. It hardly made a ripple even in Harrisburg and State College. Check out Ganim's initial story that will still be found on the Internet. There were just six comments from Web readers at the time 2 of them skeptical. Now, folk have gone back to read it and there are a load more comments now. But Ganim has said publicly she was shocked by all that absence of interest,writes

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Graphite Reel Penn

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on April 2, 2012

Graphite Reel Penn

Fishing Tackle Review: The Penn Spinfisher SSg Graphite Spinning Reel

Even though I really like any kind of fishing, I will divulge that pike and predator angling one of my most desired varieties. It's especially challenging when there's a hard-fighting pike, perch, or zander on the line. Other species I enjoy stalking are catfish, eels, trout, and salmon. Because my preferences are so varied, it's important for my fishing tackle to be as resourceful as it can. I can't afford to take a narrow view of the sort of tackle I need to use. I also prefer to stay with the better-known brands, because I'm likely to get gear with a good combination of quality and value. Next are details regarding this type of product: the Penn Spinfisher SSg graphite spinning reel.

Fishing Tackle: Essential Components of the Penn Spinfisher SSg Graphite Spinning Reel

Penn constructed this reel derived from its famous SS reel line. Like others in the range, the SSg features a light but strong graphite frame and side plates. It really pleases me to see that Penn's creators have built-in an anodised and machined aluminium spool, in conjunction with a machine-cut main gear built out of hard-wearing alloy. The main shaft of the reel is constructed out of stainless steel, also, it comes with a corrosion-free protected stainless steel ball bearings for effortless casting and retrieving. This reel has infinite anti-reverse, an essential feature for me. The SSg has Penn's famous built-in HT-100™ drag washers which give effortless drag even when subjected to the most weighty loads.

Fishing Tackle: More About the Penn Spinfisher SSg Graphite Spinning Reel

The SS's Techno-balanced™ rotor offers exceeding effortless retrieves, plus a secure soft touch knob situated on the machined and anodised aluminium handle. The reel retrieves 21 inches of line per turn. The SSg contains the Penn elite Leveline® wrap system. Due to the fact that I take pretty lengthy fishing trips, I truly value the SSg's lightweight and corrosion-proof design. One other fantastic component is the fail-free bail spring containing a trip friction ramp for averting early bail trip while casting. In addition to the ball bearings, the reel is fitted with a durable roller bearing. It's easily configured for left- or right-handed anglers.

Caption: Some Details on the Spinfisher SSg Reel

The SSg can hold up 165 yd of 4lb test line, gear ratio is 5.3:1, and its weight is 7.8 ounces. This reel will cost approximately £99.99, on the other hand, you could come across an exclusive offer on it, in particular online. Since I like to know the companies behind the fishing tackle I apply, I investigated and discovered that Penn was created in 1932, and since has been a frontrunner in its genre. I am interested, as well, in the strength and dependability of my equipment, as a result, I am delighted to acknowledge that Penn supports its goods with a full 1 year warranty. If it happens that my SSg won't perform, the only thing I have to do is to get it back to the manufacturer to be mended or substituted.

What better fishing tackle could a fisherman expect? The Penn fisher is strongly commended!

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International Lever Penn

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on April 2, 2012

International Lever Penn

Realistic Ideas On How There's Much More Consolidation In The Future For International SIM Cards

To the outside observer, there appear to be hardly any standards with regards to global mobile phone availability and coverage. Why do we have to contend with inconsistent systems, numerous different processes and a considerable amount of "headache" when we journey across foreign borders? While it is undoubtedly correct to state that there's been some standardisation in recent years and the situation isn't anywhere near as confusing as it used to be, there is even now lots of room for progression.

Consequently, it ought to come as excellent news when we learn that one of the most popular participants within this market, Apple, will now be standardising and lowering the size of international SIM cards for future phone models. It is also good to discover that phone companies are working more closely together with phone carriers and we will ideally have the ability to find interchangeability and even more overall flexibility with regards to international travel.

If you have not been abroad either on business or on holiday before, you are wise to think about obtaining international SIM cards before you leave. It will undoubtedly enable you to reduce the cost of excessive roaming charges that might otherwise be levied by the existing carrier.

Many of the most modern mobile phones nowadays are able to operate abroad, but you do need to make sure that this is the situation before you leave. Many countries utilise the GSM type of telephone service, even though with different frequency bands, but bear in mind that several phones use something known as CDMA, which isn't as globally seen as GSM. Furthermore, you may have to "unlock" a phone to put in a different SIM. Any time providers lock the device it’s an easy method of trying to ensure you will only make use of their particular services for a contracted length of time. Sometimes they can be a little "testy" about the subject, but ordinarily will unlock your phone for the exact purpose, in the event your account is in good standing.

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Wind Reel Penn

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on April 2, 2012

Wind Reel Penn

The South Westerly Course And The Prevailing 12 Knot Mistral Produced A Wind Angle Of 90 Degrees For The First Part Of The Race And 5 Boats Ran One Another Off To The Left Side Of The Course While The Resultant Winner Alan Woodward Stuck To The Rum Line With The Other Four Yachts Of The Ten Matching Beneteau First 45's.

Croatia Yacht Rally 2011 meandered toward its conclusion in Dubrovnik last week with a race from Korcula to Mljet, a distance of just twelve miles.

The 'Pearl of the Adriatic ', situated on the Dalmatian coast, became a crucial Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Though seriously ruined by a quake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to save its pretty Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, priories, palaces and fountains. Damaged again in the 1990s by armed conflict, it is now the focus of a major restoration program co-ordinated by UNESCO.

The 'Pearl of the Adriatic ', on the Dalmatian coast, was a very important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Though seriously damaged by a quake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to save its pretty Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, priories, palaces and fountains.

Dubrovnik was set up in the first part of the 7th century by a grouping of refugees from Epidaurum, who established their settlement at the island and named it Laus. The Latin name Ragusa (Rausa), in use until the fifteenth century, originated from the rock (Lat. Lausa = rock). Opposite that location, at the foot of Srcic ; Mountain, the Slavs developed their own settlement using the name of Dubrovnik, obtained from the Croatian word dubrava, meaning oak woods. When the channel that separated these two settlements was filled in the 12th century they were united. From the time of its corporation the city was under the protection of the Byzantine Empire ; after the Fourth Crusade the town came under the sovereignty of Venice (1205-1358), and by the Treaty of Zadar in 1358 it became part of the Hungarian-Croatian Kingdom, when it was effectively a republican free say reached its top in the fifteenth and 16th centuries. An economic crisis in Mediterranean shipping and, more especially, a disastrous earthquake on April 1667 that levelled most of the public buildings, wrecked the welfare of the Republic. This forceful earthquake came as a significant point in the city's development.

Dubrovnik is a surprisingly well-preserved example of a late-medieval walled town, with a regular street layout. Among the outstanding medieval, Renaissance and Baroque monuments within the wonderful fortifications and the enormous gates to the town are the City Hall (now the Rector's Palace), dating from the eleventh century ; the Franciscan Priory (finished in the 14th century, but now mostly Baroque in appearance) with its imposing church ; the intensive Dominican Priory ; the cathedral (reconstructed after the 1667 earthquake) ; the customs house (Sponza), the eclectic appearance of which exposes the proven fact that it is the work of one or two hands over many years ; and a number of other Baroque churches, for example that of St Blaise (guardian saint of the city).

The first Global heritage preservation site consisted solely of the defences and the intra-mural town. It was later extended to include the Pile medieval commercial suburb, a planned development of the 15th century, and the Lovrijenac Fortress, found on a cliff, which was doubtless started as early as the eleventh century, but owes its present appearance to the 15th and 16th centuries. Also included were the Lazarets, built in the early 17th century to house potential plague-carriers from abroad, the late 15th-century Kase moles, built to protect the port against south-easterly gales, and the Revelin Fortress, dating from 1449, which was built to order the city moat on its north side.

Six yachts finish in the same minute on the water!

The south westerly course and the present twelve knot mistral produced a wind angle of ninety degrees for the first part of the race and 5 boats ran one another off to the left side of the course while the eventual winner Alan Woodward stuck to the rum line with the other 4 yachts of the ten matching Beneteau First 45's. The fleet at last came together as the finish line approached and at the end 6 of the ten yachts completed in the same minute on the water. The match racing hot shots filled up the last 5 placings.

The post-race dinner at the Bourbon eaterie in Polace set the scene for a Roman style party, suitable because Polace boasts the remains of a Roman villa.
All of the northwards end of Mljet is a nationwide park and the lay day was spent walking thru the luxuriant pine forests that surround Lake Jezero.

The following and last race was set on a course across to Kobas on the mainland but dawn broke on a glassy sea with really small chance of wind. Around 12 nonetheless , and to everyone's surprise, a 12 knot south easterly filled in around 1pm and the fleet worked across the passage on a flat sea in perfect summer conditions. Once again the fleet split and people who stayed to sea caught the yachts seeking non-existent lifts along the shore. After a run to the finish the yachts again completed in a 'heap'.

The machiavellian Alan Woodward of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club stayed out of the match racing frays between Roger Hickman, Steve Barlow from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and David Buckman from the Port Lincoln Yacht Club. Alan ultimately won the day on handicap from Alan Hare, a racing novice who delighted in leading the famous Roger Hickman for a very important part of the last race.

The final two nights at the sumptuous Dubrovnik Palace Hotel saw a gentle wind down from an excellent rally sailed in perfect conditions.
The 2012 Croatia Yacht Rally will be run by Mariner Cruising during the same fourteen days of 2012 and should be enhances by a new event in Croatia to the north of Split in the Kornati Islands. The Croatia Kornati Yacht Rally will be sailed in the 1st two weeks of Sep. Again a matched fleet of yachts will be used, all with battened mains, treble spreader rigs, folding propellers and deep keels. 3 double cabins will supply spacious accommodation and a 4th twin cabin will offer storage for baggage.

Details of the 2012 Croatia Yacht Rally are available on the internet and details of the Croatia Kornati Yacht Rally will shortly be available, writes

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Long Fishing Reel Penn

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on April 2, 2012

Long Fishing Reel Penn

Solar Energy: Pros And Cons Evaluated

Individuals are always looking for ways to save money, and make their lives easier. One important thing that a lot of us are trying is solar energy, but has it been working out for everyone? There can be various ways in which you use solar energy to increase your savings. Solar energy has both pros and cons and they also should both be considered. By harnessing the strength of the sun, it is possible to transform that into energy that is clean and environmentally friendly. Something that you just don't need at all is fossil fuels. The devices needed to produce the solar energy are solar collectors, or solar panels.

Another huge advantage is that solar energy can save you a lot of money on heaters, as it is cheaper than electric heating. If you lack power lines near you, that is another advantage that you can benefit from. Where power companies haven't any access to your home, solar power provides the perfect solution for electricity, heating your water, and even for cooking. A specialized process known as desalination allows the solar power to create fresh water from salt water. How this works is the energy from the sun evaporates the salt water, rendering only the salt crystals at the bottom of a basin. After it has finished evaporating, it condenses into a standalone basin.

The downsides haven't been disclosed just yet, and that is why you shouldn't just think that solar energy meets your needs because it may not be. The greatest disadvantage is that you need plenty of solar panels so that you can utilize solar energy. Plus these collectors are fairly expensive, even though solar power is reasonable, and they have to be maintained. Even though solar power is affordable, it may not be worth it to you, because with the cost of the panels, you may not save enough to pay for your investment.

Sunlight can be temperamental and if you live somewhere that doesn't receive too much sun it can be a big drawback to solar energy collection. The solar energy collection can be useless if there is cloudy weather or if it rains or snows. If you don't have enough sunshine for your solar collectors, it may be detrimental to how much you are able to save. There is certainly plenty of sun rays if you live in a desert, and you don't have to worry about this issue.

Yet another thing about the sun is that it only shines during the day, and for a lot of the year, the day isn't very long. Having easily-available electricity at night can be something you should also take note of. Make sure you contact an expert for your wholesale solar supplies. Mainly because of that, you will need a back-up system, like your outdated power grid, or a battery system that stores the solar energy for later use.
Get more info on wholesale solar supplies here at Positronic Wholesale Solar Supplies.

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