Ukrainians want a Dutch Yes in EU referendum

first_img Also On POLITICO Dutch strategy on Ukraine referendum leaked By Cynthia Kroet Half of Dutch don’t know about Ukraine referendum By Vince Chadwick and Cynthia Kroet A slight majority of those questioned (55 percent) think the agreement with the EU will help Ukraine get rid of corruption and build a stable democracy.The survey was conducted on March 16-18 and 800 people were questioned.The association agreement, which aims at improving trade between the EU and Ukraine, provisionally came into force on January 1, but needs to be ratified by all 28 EU members.The Dutch referendum was triggered by a petition organized by the website GeenStijl that secured over 450,000 signatures. All Dutch petitions with over 300,000 signatures force the government to put an issue to a vote.Recent opinion polls in the Netherlands suggest an even split between Yes and No voters, with around 25 percent in each camp. The threshold for the referendum result to be considered valid by the government is 30 percent.Another survey published late February showed that almost half of Dutch voters are not aware of the referendum. Almost three-quarters of Ukrainians want the Dutch to vote Yes in a referendum on an EU-Ukraine deal, according to a new poll.The Netherlands votes on closer EU-Ukraine ties — known as an association agreement — on April 6, and an opinion poll by GFK Ukraine found there is 72 percent support for the deal.The nationwide survey, published Tuesday, found that 13 percent want the Dutch to vote No in the referendum, and 15 percent are undecided.last_img read more


GAO calls for better federal food safety coordination

first_img It said the recently passed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food and Safety Modernization Act shifts the FDA’s focus from responding to contamination events to prevention and boosts its oversight authority, but it still doesn’t address the whole federal food safety system. “In particular, it does not address the USDA’s [US Department of Agriculture’s] authorities, which remain separate and distinct from the FDA’s,” GAO investigators wrote. The GAO conducted its review of the nation’s food safety oversight system between July 2010 and March 2011. A food safety initiative by former president Bill Clinton disbanded in 2001 after less than 3 years, and the GAO questioned if executive branch leadership changes could hamper the attention to and continuity of food safety reforms. And while the GAO said new food safety legislation passed in January strengthens part of the nation’s food safety system, it doesn’t apply broader measures or put in place a new risk-based system, as the GAO recommended in earlier reports. The formation of the FSWG in 2009 followed several high-profile outbreaks involving such foods as peanuts, pistachios, hot peppers, and ground beef. In July of that year the group issued a report outlining several key steps, which included new egg safety rules intended to reduce the burden of Salmonella infections. The steps also addressed Escherichia coli contamination in ground beef and produce, trace-back investigations, and federal food safety oversight. Mar 3 CIDRAP News story “GAO’s federal duplication report cites problems in public health” The GAO said the OMB declined to comment on its report and that the USDA and Department of Health and Human Services provided technical comments. The GAO singled out food imports as one area of concern, noting that although they represent 60% of fresh produce and 80% of seafood, none of the FSWG goals address the category. It also faulted the FSWG for not updating its goals, opting instead to integrate planning into the agency budgeting process. In 2010 Congress passed a law ordering the GAO to produce annual duplication reports as a tool to help it reduce the federal deficit. A report earlier this month highlighted food safety as one of 48 areas of overlap in federal government oversight; however, today’s report focuses solely on food safety.center_img The GAO repeated its call for a national commission to explore other systems that could reduce overlap in food safety oversight, and it called on the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), consulting with food safety agencies, to develop a government-wide performance plan for food safety. Mar 21, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Although the Food Safety Working Group (FSWG) appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 has been a good first step to boost food safety collaboration among government agencies, it lacks results-oriented goals and performance benchmarks, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report. Problems with food safety oversight have been one of the GAO’s top-tier concerns in recent years. In 2007 it added the topic to its high-risk list, emphasizing that the nation needs a government-wide performance plan for food safety that is mission-based and results-oriented and includes a cross-agency perspective. The GAO has also pushed Congress to consider forming a blue-ribbon panel to explore alternate food safety organizational structures, such as a single agency or a data-collection and risk-analysis center. See also: They noted that the FSWG shows a strong commitment to food safety, and that its efforts to boost collaboration have improved produce safety, reduced Salmonella contamination, and led to the development of some food safety performance measures. However, most of the goals in the group’s report are not results oriented or include performance measures. Mar 18 GAO report The GAO’s 32-page report, released Mar 18, is the second time in recent weeks that it has highlighted duplication and problems with oversight in the nation’s federal food safety system.last_img read more


The Crew Cap: Sounders Shut Out Crew 1-0 in Columbus

first_img Danny Simpson Today’s match in Columbus didn’t really get exciting until the final few minutes when Seattle’s Jordan Morris hit a left-footed close range shot into the bottom left corner past Crew goalie Steve Clark.”Three in three for the U.S. international and a late late goal for your Seattle Sounders!” #SEAvCLBhttps://t.co/bydVZ4Wd4w— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) May 1, 2016Aside from that goal, Clark had a great game making seven saves on eight shots.That’s a big NO from Steve! #CrewSC #SEAvCLB pic.twitter.com/NpAHNQlTzs— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) April 30, 2016The Crew only managed to put a quarter of their shots on goal (4 for 16) to Seattle’s 8 of 16. The Sounders were better on defense and able to limit the Crew’s shot attempts by not allowing the Crew to take a variety of distance shots from various locations, while the Sounders were able to take more shots from a variety of locations from farther away which drew the Crew’s defense out just long enough and at the right moment during the 88th minute to sneak past them and score from only a few feet away. Seattle was better on defense by forcing the shots more toward the inside of the field where the defensive help was more readily available. After the only goal of the game, the Crew would get off 3 shots in the 90th minute from Ethan Finlay, Waylon Francis and Kei Kamara, all blocked by Seattle’s goaltender Stefan Frei who needless to say had himself a good outing in front of the home crowd of Seattle. Time of possession was split down the middle 50-50. After the loss today against Seattle, the Crew now sits in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with 8 points (3 for a win, 1 for a draw, and 0 for a loss) and an overall record of 2-4-2 (wins-losses-draws). The Montreal Impact is currently in first place of the Eastern Conference with 14 points and the Colorado Rapids are atop the Western Conference with 17. Next up for the Crew is a home match on Saturday May 7th against the top team in the Western Conference, Montreal Impact SC. Match begins at 7:30 ET. Go Crew! Related TopicsColumbusCrewSeattleSounderscenter_img Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization.last_img read more


Bandara Kertajati Buka Lima Rute Penerbangan Mudik dan Lima Kloter Haji 2018

first_img“Mudik mulai 5 Juni, Derektorat Angkutan Udara sedang memproses rute dari Kertajati ke Medan, Balikpapan, Surabaya, Bali dan Makassar. Untuk tiketnya diharapkan penjualannya sebelum 5 Juni,” ujar Direktur Utama PT BIJB Dimas Ekaputra.KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbabgai laman sumber, meski mulai beroperasi pada 24 Mei 2018, slot jadwal penerbangan bandara Kertajati masih kosong. Sehingga dapat diisi jadwal mana pun dan maskapai kini tinggal menetapkan rute penerbangan.Tak hanya rute untuk mudik, rencanya bandara Kertajati ini akan melayani lima kloter pada musim Haji 2018 mendatang.“Soal penerbangan regulernya apa aja itu tanya ke Kemenhub. Penerbangan reguler itu maskapai minta izinnya ke Kemenhub. Jika sudah oke baru diserahkan ke kita,” ujar Manager Humas Airnav Indonesia Yohanes Sirait.Yohanes menjelaskan untuk pengoperasian bandara Kertajati sendiri dilakukan setelah Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) yang dilakukan oleh Kementerian Perhubungan kepada seluruh Stakeholder penerbangan di seluruh dunia.“Jadi 29 Maret lalu Kemenhub melakukan AIP. Itu publikasi kepada stakeholder penerbangan di seluruh dunia terkait kesiapan operasional penerbangan. Jadi bukan komersil ya. Jadi misalnya bahwa ada bandara baru posisinya di sini, lokasi koordinatnya, rutenya. Nah 2×28 hari sejak peristiwa itu maka publikasi itu efektif. Itu lah tanggal 24 Mei. Artinya kita sudah bisa melayani penerbangan di tanggal itu,” kata Yohanes.Baca juga: Jelang Launching, Bandara Kertajati dan Madinah Kerja Sama Layani Haji dan Umrah 2018Saat ini diketahui, sejumlah maskapai penerbangan sudah mengajukan izin rute penerbangan dari dan ke bandara Kertajati kepada Direktorat Angkutan Udara. Sebelumnya Direktorat Angkutan Udara juga sudah mengirimkan surat penawaran kepada 63 maskapai penerbangan dalam dan luar negeri untuk membuat jadwal penerbangan dari dan ke bandara Kertajati.Adapun PT BIJB sendiri memastikan tahun ini 50 persen tenat atau gerai komersial di bandara Kertajati dapat terisi dan jumlah keseluruhan terdapat 240 tenant.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedLayani Rute Surabaya, 8 Juni 2018 Citilink Terbang Perdana dari Bandara Kertajati24/05/2018In “Bandara”Dari Jakarta Mau Bandara Kertajati? Selain via Tol Cipali Nantinya Tersedia Kereta Bandara06/06/2018In “Bandara”Garuda Indonesia Buka Rute Kertajati–Tanjung Karang– Palembang dan Kertajati–Balikpapan-Tarakan12/12/2018In “Bandara” Bandara Kertajati mulai beropersi 24 Mei 2018 Bandara Internasional Jawa Barat (BIJB) atau yang dikenal dengan Kertajati di Majalengka, Jawa Barat akan mulai beroperasi pada 24 Mei 2018 ini. Mulai pengoperasiannya ini sendiri dengan penerbangan perdana dua maskapai yakni Garuda Indonesia dan Batik Air yang melakukan inagural fligt.Baca juga: Layani Rute Surabaya, 8 Juni 2018 Citilink Terbang Perdana dari Bandara KertajatiBandara yang memiliki luas 1800 hektar tersebut akan mulai melayani lima rute mudik pertamanya di 5 Juni 2018 mendatang. Lima daerah yang dilayani adalah Medan, Surabaya, Bali, Makassar dan Balikpapan.last_img read more


Top 25 Capsules

first_imgCHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — No. 15 North Carolina opened the game by scoring on a “Four Corners” play as a tribute to the late Dean Smith, then rolled to an 89-60 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday.Smith was known for using the Four Corners to spread the floor and work the clock, which ultimately helped lead to the implementation of a shot clock in college basketball.The Hall of Famer, who retired in 1997 as the winningest coach in men’s Division I history with 879 wins, died two weeks ago, but this was UNC’s first home game since his death. There was a pregame moment of silence and the school has scheduled a public memorial Sunday in the campus arena bearing his name.The Tar Heels (19-8, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost four of five, including Wednesday night’s potentially crushing failure to close out No. 4 Duke in an overtime loss.But that “Four Corners” opening — with coach Roy Williams holding up four fingers to signal Smith’s famed offense — led to Brice Johnson’s layup in a sign of how smoothly things would run.Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points for the Tar Heels.Marcus Georges-Hunt had 15 for Georgia Tech (12-15, 3-12).NO. 1 KENTUCKY 110, AUBURN 75LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 19 points to lead six Kentucky players in double figures, and the Wildcats broke the century mark in a Southeastern Conference game for the first time in five years.The Wildcats (27-0, 14-0) hadn’t broken triple digits in a league game since beating Arkansas 101-70 on Jan. 23, 2010. Aaron Harrison’s two free throws with 3:18 left ensured the achievement in a game that was never in doubt as the Wildcats scored the first nine points and never let up. He finished with 18 points.Antoine Mason scored 29 points for Auburn (12-15, 4-10).NO. 3 GONZAGA 70, SAINT MARY’S 60MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Wiltjer had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Gonzaga rallied from 17 points down to beat Saint Mary’s.The Bulldogs (28-1, 16-0) claimed the West Coast Conference championship outright and rolled up a school-record 21st straight victory. Wiltjer teamed with Przemek Karnowski to make some big shots down the stretch and keep the Zags on track for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.Karnowski finished with 14 points and seven rebounds.Brad Waldow had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Aaron Bright scored 17 points for Saint Mary’s (20-7, 12-4).NO. 4 DUKE 78, CLEMSON 56DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Quinn Cook matched a career high with 27 points for Duke, and the Jahlil Okafor-less Blue Devils routed Clemson.Three freshmen — Justise Winslow (20 points), Tyus Jones (11) and Grayson Allen (10) — also reached double figures to help Duke (24-3, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) win its seventh straight.With the 6-foot-11 Okafor out with a sprained left ankle, the Blue Devils went small and quick. They scored 19 fast-break points and outscored the Tigers 42-30 in the paint, largely on drives and layups.Jaron Blossomgame had 10 points to lead Clemson (15-12, 7-8).NO. 5 WISCONSIN 63, MINNESOTA 53MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored 21 points, Bronson Koenig added a career-high 17 and Wisconsin beat Minnesota for its 10th straight win.The Badgers (25-2, 13-1 Big Ten) maintained their three-game conference lead in the loss column over Maryland, Purdue and Michigan State.Wisconsin led 35-27 at halftime and pushed it to 49-34 on a 3-pointer by Kaminsky with 10:34 remaining. Kaminsky was 9 for 13 from the field.Nate Mason and Carlos Morris had 11 points apiece for the Gophers (16-12, 5-10), who lost their third straight. Minnesota is 1-14 at the Kohl Center.NO. 6 VILLANOVA 87, MARQUETTE 76MILWAUKEE (AP) — Darrun Hilliard scored 17 points, and Ryan Arcidiacono added 16 for Villanova.Dylan Ennis and JayVaughn Pinkston each had 14 to help Villanova (25-2, 12-2 Big East) extend its winning streak to eight games.Jujuan Johnson scored 20 points and Luke Fischer added 17 points for Marquette (11-15, 3-11), which dropped its third straight and fell to 0-6 against ranked teams.NO. 7 ARIZONA 57, UCLA 47TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Gabe York scored 13 points and Dusan Ristic added 12, providing Arizona an unexpected lift in a difficult victory over UCLA.Arizona (24-3, 11-2 Pac-12) was abysmal offensively to start both halves and allowed UCLA to rally from a 14-point halftime deficit. UCLA scored the first 17 points of the second half to take the lead.Ristic and York helped Arizona out of its first-half funk, combining for 22 of Arizona’s 32 points.T.J. McConnell scored six of his 11 points in the final 1:14 to help the Wildcats seal it, stretching their home-winning streak to 36 games.Bryce Alford had 22 points for UCLA (16-12, 8-7).NO. 8 KANSAS 81, TCU 72LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis scored 23 points, Devonte’ Graham added a career-high 20 and Kansas bounced back from a frustrating loss to hold off foul-plagued TCU.Ellis, who blew a potential winning layup at the buzzer in Monday night’s loss in West Virginia, quieted a host of critics who lit him up on social media this week. He finished 9 of 10 from the floor, added seven rebounds and even had a couple of assists.Frank Mason III added 14 points and five assists for the Jayhawks (22-5, 11-4), who held onto their one-game lead over Iowa State with four left in the Big 12 race. Kansas also extended its winning streak in the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse to 22 games.Trey Zeigler had 20 points to lead the Horned Frogs (16-11, 3-11)NO. 10 NOTRE DAME 87, BOSTON COLLEGE 70BOSTON (AP) — Bonzie Colson had 16 points and six rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench, leading Notre Dame to a victory over Boston College.Demetrius Jackson added 15 points and Jerian Grant had 10 points and 11 assists for the Irish, who shot 75 in the second half and 66 percent for the game. Notre Dame (24-4, 12-3) is off to its best start since starting 25-2 in 1973-74.Olivier Hanlan scored 19 points for BC (9-17, 1-13 ACC).NO. 11 NORTHERN IOWA 56, BRADLEY 39CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Nate Buss and Wes Washpun each scored 11 points off the bench and Northern Iowa rolled past Bradley to match a school record with its 15th straight win.Seth Tuttle added nine points and eight rebounds for the Panthers (26-2, 15-1 Missouri Valley).Josh Cunningham and Nate Wells each had six points for Bradley (8-21, 3-13). The Braves are the fourth team that Northern Iowa has held to 40 points or less during Valley play.NO. 12 LOUISVILLE 55, MIAMI 53LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell had 21 points, 14 rebounds and key free throws in the final minute to lift Louisville past Miami.With Louisville down 53-52, the Cardinals’ Terry Rozier tipped Deandre Burnett’s pass into the hands of Harrell with 55 seconds left. That set up Chris Jones’ drive and pass to Harrell on the opposite end. He was fouled on a layup and hit two free throws with 35.6 seconds left to put the Cardinals up for good.Jones scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half for Louisville (21-6, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). He returned from a one-game suspension.Sheldon McClellan had 17 points for Miami (17-10, 7-7).NO. 14 IOWA STATE 85, TEXAS 77AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Georges Niang and Matt Thomas scored 17 points for Iowa State.Iowa State (20-6, 10-4 Big 12) won its second straight Big 12 road game, something the Cyclones had not accomplished since the 2005-06 season. They had lost six straight at Texas since their only victory over the Longhorns in Austin in 2005.Kendal Yancy led Texas (17-10, 6-8) with a career-best 29 points, 18 more than his average. He scored 21 points in the second half. Isaiah Taylor added 23.NO. 17 OKLAHOMA 79, TEXAS TECH 75, OTLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Isaiah Cousins scored 22 points and Frank Booker added a career-high 17 points in Oklahoma’s overtime victory over Texas Tech.Buddy Hield hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Cousins made a field goal and two free throws to help the Sooners (19-8, 10-5 Big 12) seal the win.Toddrick Gotcher scored 18 and Keenan Evans added 17 for Texas Tech (12-16, 2-13).NO. 18 ARKANSAS 65, MISSISSIPPI STATE 61STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Rashad Madden scored 16 points, Michael Qualls added 14 and Arkansas rallied to beat Mississippi State.Arkansas (22-5, 11-3) held Mississippi State scoreless for more than 6 minutes late in the second half to take control. The Razorbacks have won six straight games.Mississippi State (12-15, 5-9) looked as if it had a good chance to pull the upset until its offense fell apart down the stretch. The Bulldogs went nearly 8 minutes without a field goal until Craig Sword made a 3-pointer with 33.1 seconds remaining to cut the Razorbacks’ lead to 60-57.Mississippi State pulled to 61-59, but Arkansas’ Anton Beard had a crucial steal with 12 seconds left.XAVIER 73, NO. 19 BUTLER 56CINCINNATI (AP) — Myles Davis scored 18 points, and Xavier never trailed during a victory over Butler, the Musketeers’ fourth win over a Top 25 team this season.The Musketeers (18-10, 8-7 Big East) blew the game open at the start of the second half, with Davis hitting a pair of 3s that sparked a 15-6 run. The victory added to their momentum from a 59-57 win over crosstown rival Cincinnati on the Bearcats’ court Wednesday night.Butler (19-8, 9-5) shot only 35 percent from the field and had 14 turnovers during its most lopsided loss of the season. Roosevelt Jones had 14 points.NO. 20 BAYLOR 69, KANSAS STATE 42WACO, Texas (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 14 points, Rico Gathers had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Baylor secured another 20-win season under coach Scott Drew.Prince also had five steals and five assists for the Bears (20-7, 8-6 Big 12), who have seven of the school’s 10 seasons with 20 wins since Drew arrived in 2003.Thomas Gipson scored 11 points to lead the Wildcats (13-15, 6-9).NO. 23 WEST VIRGINIA 73, OKLAHOMA STATE 63STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Juwan Staten scored 22 points and had seven assists, Gary Browne added a career-high 18 points and West Virginia beat Oklahoma State.Browne, who also had eight rebounds, scored 16 of his points in the second half for West Virginia (21-6, 9-5 Big 12). Le’Bryan Nash had 12 points and four assists for Oklahoma State (17-10, 7-8).NO. 25 VCU 78, MASSACHUSETTS 72RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Treveon Graham scored 24 points and VCU rebounded after blowing a 16-point lead.JeQuan Lewis added 15 and Moe Alie-Cox had 12 for the Rams (21-6, 11-3 Atlantic 10).Jabarie Hinds scored 16 points for UMass (16-11, 9-5).last_img read more


Problem with singular nicknames

first_img Posted May 28, 2013 Location:detroit Location:Port Huron, MI Digby 0 btharner Link to post Link to post oldschoolvikings I went through all sport teams with singular nicknames, and made a list. Most didn’t make much sense, unless it had something to do with the elements/climate, [i.e. Miami Heat, Colorado Avalanche, Alabama Crimson Tide, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild,etc] or groups of animals/people (Wolfpack, Moose, Rampage, Lynx, Cavalry, Posse ,Union,etc). Now I am excluding teams that use the letter X instead of the letters “CKS” like the Red Sox, White Sox, Lumberjax, Shamrox. Teams named after types of emotions,or non-living things, IMHO just doesn’t fit in with sports. It just seems like we’re getting away from using nicknames that ends with “S”, Anyone care to comment, or feel the same way? Share on other sites Posted May 27, 2013 1,005 Members 4 Share on other sites Moderators 0 Share on other sites 238 Members 2 They’re minor league teams, that’s what they do. You expect professional teams to sound professional and you expect the minor league teams to sound just like that. But if you talk about the four major sports and the exceptions of “X” names or names that don’t make sense to you, we’re stuck with these:Oklahoma City ThunderMiami HeatUtah JazzOrlando MagicTampa Bay LightningMinnesota WildBoston Red SoxChicago White SoxColorado AvalancheThat’s it. Link to post In 1971, … the New York Cosmos (began) — which despite ending in “s” arguably refers to the singular orderly universe as a whole (a la Carl Sagan) than a plural form of a Greek surname, or an abbreviation for women’s magazine or drink that hadn’t been invented yet.No it doesn’t. And it doesn’t have anything to do with any of those. It’s short for “Cosmopolitans”, a play on “Mets” being a shortened form of “Metropolitan”. There were some singular names in the NASL – Chicago Sting and Philadelphia Fury spring to mind – but the Cosmos weren’t among them. Forums Home 238 Share this post Link to post Graphic Designer 16,001 Forums Home 4,760 posts Members 1,555 Next 238 2,826 posts 1,555 Gothamite I went through all sport teams with singular nicknames, and made a list. Most didn’t make much sense, unless it had something to do with the elements/climate, [i.e. Miami Heat, Colorado Avalanche, Alabama Crimson Tide, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild,etc] or groups of animals/people (Wolfpack, Moose, Rampage, Lynx, Cavalry, Posse ,Union,etc). Now I am excluding teams that use the letter X instead of the letters “CKS” like the Red Sox, White Sox, Lumberjax, Shamrox. Teams named after types of emotions,or non-living things, IMHO just doesn’t fit in with sports. It just seems like we’re getting away from using nicknames that ends with “S”, Anyone care to comment, or feel the same way?Most recent names in 4 major us sports:NationalsJetsPelicansTexansYea, better watch out for those singular names!Thunder? Share this post 53,285 posts 5,835 posts Followers 1 Share on other sites Share this post Competent Goofball Dad Members Share on other sites Members 5,270 22,644 1 Posted May 27, 2013 Share this post Sports Logo News I went through all sport teams with singular nicknames, and made a list. Most didn’t make much sense, unless it had something to do with the elements/climate, [i.e. Miami Heat, Colorado Avalanche, Alabama Crimson Tide, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild,etc] or groups of animals/people (Wolfpack, Moose, Rampage, Lynx, Cavalry, Posse ,Union,etc). Now I am excluding teams that use the letter X instead of the letters “CKS” like the Red Sox, White Sox, Lumberjax, Shamrox. Teams named after types of emotions,or non-living things, IMHO just doesn’t fit in with sports. It just seems like we’re getting away from using nicknames that ends with “S”, Anyone care to comment, or feel the same way?Most recent names in 4 major us sports:NationalsJetsPelicansTexansYea, better watch out for those singular names! Link to post Members 3 Posted May 27, 2013 16,001 Members 1 22,644 Share this post btharner Link to post Share on other sites Link to post Tygers09 Share on other sites Link to post Damn that WNBA to hell! 1,005 1,151 AgentColon 82 1 I don’t have a problem with singular names. Yes, some are better than others, but fans in those locales eventually embrace their team. Share this post Link to post Members Next 82 Link to post Location:Colorado Springs, CO Link to post 1 1,065 posts Digby Posted May 27, 2013 4 Members Location:detroit 2,517 0 14 Here’s the list..Rush Fire Danger MooseRage Frenzy Demolition Lynx Heat Speed Battle ChillSpirit Smoke Fusion InfernoCrush Steam Illusion PrideFury Brigade Summit GrowlForce Thunder Spice WhoopeeRampage Posse Rumble BrassAvalanche _____men Krunch FrostbiteMammoth Machine Power BarrageSting Freedom Venom UnionStealth Xtreme or Extreme Safari UnitedLightning Revolution Neon JazzVoodoo Edge Gold Silver StarzzSoul Shockwave Quake SkyStorm Justice Tsunami WizTerror Galaxy Reign ClashFreeze Surge Ice BurnBreeze Crude BlastRiptide Beef SunfireBlitz Fever TempestConquest Diesel SunBlaze Cavalry WolfpackMutiny Assault ExpressWhile many of these nicknames come from minor leagues teams of various sports, some are from the major teams. Yes, I have too much time on my hands…. LOL!! 0 0 Sports Logos Location:Old Metairie, LA 1,924 posts 872 posts Link to post Share this post 2,565 posts themightyspitz 3 Share on other sites Prev 1,151 Sign in to follow this   B-Rich 22,644 16 Location:Port Huron, MI 1,005 Posted May 28, 2013 14 Share this post It seems to be a bigger issue in minor league sports.I am generally not a fan, but the worst, absolute worst case is when a team uses a plural but spells it with a Z instead of an S.That is just pure unadulterated crap. 2,399 Members Location:Indiana > Miami WideRight Link to post Sign in to follow this   Share this post Tygers09 Go To Topic Listing 5,270 Share this post oldschoolvikings five boroughs, one City. Link to post Recommended Posts 0 Posted May 28, 2013 Singular names? I always thought of them as more of mass nouns. Fox phutmasterflex SportsLogos.Net oldschoolvikings 1,065 posts Share on other sites Members Share this post 12,787 posts 0 Location:West Coast Share on other sites Members 0 Posted May 27, 2013 This topic is now closed to further replies. center_img Share on other sites 22,644 All Activity Tygers09 Favourite Logos:Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Toronto Argonauts (football with sails), BC Lions, San jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Location:Tampa Bay TBGKon WideRight 1 2,517 Share on other sites Share on other sites Link to post 16 22,644 53,285 posts 4,873 posts mendoza-line 1 AgentColon 16,001 28 posts SportsLogos.Net Also, teams named after (types of) emotions? Like what?Other than a few obscure examples (such as the Racine Legion or Providence Steam Roller in the early days of the NFL), it seems singular nicknames really didn’t take hold until the ’70s. That is, of course, other than the college examples almost always related to color: Tulane Green Wave, Alabama Crimson Tide, Dartmouth Green, Harvard Crimson, etc.Random, not so obscure trivia I suppose, but the Dartmouth Big Green were the Indians up until the 70’s or 80’s. EddieJ1984 65 2 Share on other sites Posted May 27, 2013 Share on other sites phutmasterflex 0 Problem with singular nicknames 65 12,787 posts Page 1 of 4   0 Link to post Location:West Coast Posted May 27, 2013 mendoza-line Share on other sites Posted May 28, 2013 65 Posted May 28, 2013 Fox 82 5,270 phutmasterflex 16,001 Problem with singular nicknames Gothamite Posted May 28, 2013 Gothamite Classic? Yes. But not, again, a singular name.”Arsenal” is properly their place name, from the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich where they were formed. The players are nicknamed “Gunners” – plural noun.Sure, you hear “We are the Arsenal”, but that’s more along the lines of “We are Chelsea!” than speaking of the players as a whole. Then again, the English have a very funny relationship with plural nouns, as anyone who has ever heard something like “Our staff are…”Huh. I did not know that. Kind of a classic. 16,001 Members By Tygers09, May 27, 2013 in Sports Logo News One of the things that appealed to me back when the USFL was being formed was the use of singular names because they just sounded so anti-NFL. Of course, some of the plural names such as Showboats, Gamblers, and Gunslingers also sounded the same way, there was no way that old league would go for names like that.BTW, that list is missing the Ohio Glory (WLAF) Tygers09 3,760 Link to post Posted May 28, 2013 0 BrandMooreArt oldschoolvikings TBGKon 0 1,005 Share on other sites Gothamite 0 five boroughs, one City. Classic? Yes. But not, again, a singular name. “Arsenal” is properly their place name, from the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich where they were formed. The players are nicknamed “Gunners” – plural noun.Sure, you hear “We are the Arsenal”, but that’s more along the lines of “We are Chelsea!” than speaking of the players as a whole. Then again, the English have a very funny relationship with plural nouns, as anyone who has ever heard something like “Our staff are…” Members 17,646 posts Share on other sites themightyspitz 5,835 posts 2,399 0 Share on other sites 22,644 Share this post 22,644 0 Share this post 599 posts 1 Share this post In 1971, … the New York Cosmos (began) — which despite ending in “s” arguably refers to the singular orderly universe as a whole (a la Carl Sagan) than a plural form of a Greek surname, or an abbreviation for women’s magazine or drink that hadn’t been invented yet.No it doesn’t. And it doesn’t have anything to do with any of those.It’s short for “Cosmopolitans”, a play on “Mets” being a shortened form of “Metropolitan”.There were some singular names in the NASL – Chicago Sting and Philadelphia Fury spring to mind – but the Cosmos weren’t among them.And the classic Montréal Olympique. 0 Share this post Link to post 0 BrandMooreArt 3,760 Gothamite 3,760 Share this post Members 1,005 9,114 posts 1,151 Posted May 28, 2013 i don’t see a problem really. and one of my favorite nicknames is the Orlando Magic. it’s a direct tie-in to the city without being a direct tie-in to Disney. it’s perfect 16,001 Link to post Posted May 28, 2013 16 Location:Baltimore, MD Members 0 Share this post Favourite Logos:Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Toronto Argonauts (football with sails), BC Lions, San jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, 53,285 posts Can you show us this list you’ve come up with?Also, teams named after emotions? Like what? Favourite Logos:Bills, Seahawks, MN Wild, NYCFC, USFL Breakers, USFL Panthers Posted May 28, 2013 …until you try to call a player by it.”He’s proud to be a Magic? …a Magician? …a Magi? Hang on, it’ll come to me…” phutmasterflex Sports Logo News Link to post Posted May 28, 2013 22,644 Share this post 86 posts 238 Page 1 of 4   Share this post five boroughs, one City. Also, teams named after (types of) emotions? Like what?I imagine he means nicknames like “Rage”, “Fury”, “Shock”, “Terror” etc.Other than a few obscure examples (such as the Racine Legion or Providence Steam Roller in the early days of the NFL), it seems singular nicknames really didn’t take hold until the ’70s. That is, of course, other than the college examples almost always related to color: Tulane Green Wave, Alabama Crimson Tide, Dartmouth Green, Harvard Crimson, etc.In 1971, the Dallas Tornado of the NASL began, as did the New York Cosmos– which despite ending in “s” arguably refers to the singular orderly universe as a whole (a la Carl Sagan) than a plural form of a Greek surname, or an abbreviation for women’s magazine or drink that hadn’t been invented yet.In 1974, there was an explosion of singular nicknames. The WFL was the biggest culprit, with Chicago Fire, Southern California Sun, Philadelphia Bell, Portland Storm, and later in the year the Shreveport Steamer (also, semi-plural, the Memphis Southmen). The oldest continuing big-league singular name also began that year, the New Orleans Jazz. From 1975 on, singular nicknames began appearing with more regularity, mostly in the NASL: Chicago Sting, San Antonio Thunder, California Surf, Philadelphia Fury, Toronto Blizzard, Houton Hurricane, and Detroit Express being prime examples, and New England Tea Men and Team Hawaii being semi-examples.The USFL in 1983 gave us the Denver Gold, Los Angeles Express and Chicago Blitz.The NBA expansion in the late 80s gave us the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic. NHL expansion in the last 25 years has given us the Tampa Bay Lightning and Minnesota Wild. I hate to even go there, because they have such a weird naming model anyway, but since the late 1990s, MLS has givne us some stupid singular names that thankfully went by the wayside (Tampa Bay Mutiny, Miami Fusion, Dallas Burn, San Jose Clash, Kansas City Wiz) and some that have passed the test of time (Los Angeles Galaxy, New England Revolution, DC United).But most of all, the bigger numbers are in the off-leagues and minor leagues: Beast, Soul, Power, Reign, Spirit, Miracle, Rage, Extreme, Rush, Crush, Blaze, Freedom, Storm, NIght, Voodoo, Shock, Terror, Sky, Pride, etc. Sports Logos All Activity Posted May 28, 2013 Share this post 238 14 Prev 1,555 B-Rich 22,644 238 Gothamite Posted May 27, 2013 Share on other sites Members Followers 1 1,005 Problem with singular nicknames EddieJ1984 Members 2,517 2,399 Memberslast_img read more