Thursday, March 31, 2005
You can read a recap of it here.
This Michael Ball teaches at the University of Reading, Whiteknights in England.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
However, he is also a founding member of the Ekklasia Foundation. That site describes the foundation in detail, including: Provides estate and gift planning assistance to members and friends of the Ekklasia ministries and their partners who are considering gifts to family and ministries through a last will and testament,trust,gift annuity, life insurance gift,or similar means. Invests or assigns for investment the following types of assets:endowment funds, pension funds,trust funds and other accounts for individuals, churches, conferences, departments, and agencies of the Ekklasia ministry. Acts as trustee for charitable trusts which designate remainder amounts to Ekklasia approved ministries. Acts as trustee for charitable trusts which designate remainder amounts to Ekklasia approved ministries.
Ekklasia: was referred to in the book of Romansas the church or specifically, "the body of the messiah.The Ekklasia Foundation is a tax-exempt organization which exists to support evangelical ministries. It was created by a group of Christian businessmenand ministers of multiple denominations. (It:)
Provides estate and gift planning assistance to members and friends of the Ekklasia ministries and their partners who are considering gifts to family and ministries through a last will and testament,trust,gift annuity, life insurance gift,or similar means.
Invests or assigns for investment the following types of assets:endowment funds, pension funds,trust funds and other accounts for individuals, churches, conferences, departments, and agencies of the Ekklasia ministry. Acts as trustee for charitable trusts which designate remainder amounts to Ekklasia approved ministries.
Acts as trustee for charitable trusts which designate remainder amounts to Ekklasia approved ministries.
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Somewhere, I think I still have a partial notepad that reads something like "From another horny friend at Screw."
Anyway, Al was a sweet guy. He also was a proto-geek, who loved technology. He ran a fun newsletter Gadget.
He said he liked my byline because of my last name, that it was a natural for his business. His managing editor was Heidi Handman, also her real name. It looks like she got her MD and is an osteopath, by way of going from Milky Way to senior editor of Penthouse. She was also the co-author of The Sex Handbook, Information and Help for Minors, Putnam, 1974.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
There is an amusing site that apparently would show some lewd images of a Mike Ball, in the guise of a campus hunk -- nude hunk. It's a membership site, which I did pay to view in detail. However, the free image is amusing, with him wearing only ye olde pennant.
Sunday, March 20, 2005
In 2001, Mike Ball (the columnist) won the Washtenaw County, Michigan, Mastercraft Indoor Doubles World Championship. They seemed dressed for Vegas. The site even has a 4.7MB QuickTime movie of the couple in action.
As oxymoronic as it first appears, the idea behind dry-land waterskiing competitions is to keep up the skills all year where weather does not cooperate. The couple are or at least were members of the Whitmore Lake, Michigan, Water Ski Club.
The report on the contest reads that, "They performed a 5-minute dry land 'Adagio Doubles' routine, which is similar in style to pairs figure skating.
Saturday, March 19, 2005
A superbly presented survival guide specifically for business students and recent graduates looking to further their career in the corporate world. Practical advice on everything from changing one's major; to the basics of branding; to surviving office politics; to balancing responsibilities, @ The Entry Level is a strongly recommended supplementary resource, especially for those who are just entering the turbulent hierarchy of business and coming to terms with corporate middle management.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
The rocks came across the North Sea from Norway by boat. The project will also keep the town sewage system safe.
The only quote from our fellow is, The first week in January should see the rock being delivered from Norway, which will offer tremendous relief to residents." "
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Rita Wilson is on administrative leave while her thong check is being investigated. Some parents are demanding she be fired over the incident. Wilson told the Associated Press that if she had it to do over again, she would have refused to supervise the dance.According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Mr. Ball wrote a letter of support and gathered signatures from 35 teachers on it.
Meanwhile, 35 teachers at Rancho Bernardo High expressed support for Wilson. They are being led by English teacher Michael Ball, who told The San Diego Union Tribune, Maybe she [Wilson] went over the line, but she was the only one doing anything.
Mr. Ball is a bit of a mystery man. His picture is missing from the high-school English department display. Assuming that it is the same Michael Ball, his coachs profile is also the only one not in the Sunwest Volleyball site for the 2003. There is a Whitney Ball on the team with a class of 2004. IF she is related, maybe she graduated and he stopped coaching.
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Friday, March 11, 2005
You can listen to clips from, The Brass Music of Michael Ball CD. Six different selections offer 30 to 40 second samples.
An detailed site includes a biography, a few highlights of which follow:
Michael Ball...born in Manchester...studied at the Royal College of Music in London...masterclasses with Nadia Boulanger...many major commissions, including five for the BBC...contributed substantially to the repertoire for wind and brass...lived in Dublin since 1992.It also quotes him as saying, 'I believe that the composer has an implicit duty to serve the society he or she lives in by providing well-crafted music which is both grateful and stimulating to play or sing and hopefully uplifting to the imagination and the spirit, both for the player(s) and the listener. In short, my concern is to be useful and to communicate.'
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Monday, March 07, 2005
- Full Name:
- Mr Michael Ball
- Dept of Computer Science
- Course Title:
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science
- E-mail Address:
- Postal Address:
Mr Michael Ball
Dept of Computer Science
University of Bath
Sunday, March 06, 2005
The most famous of the singers with our name had an honest working dad, who has gone over to the dark side, first as marketing consultant and then as motivational speaker.
A speakers bureau in England lists:
TONY BALL MBE ..FORMER SHOP FLOOR WORKER WHO ROSE TO BECOME BRITISH LEYLAND WORLD SALES CHIEF. NOW WITH OWN TOP MARKETING COMPANY WAS REFERRED TO BY THE TIMES AS "ONE OF THE BEST AFTER DINNER SPEAKERS IN BRITAIN". TALKS ON "MAKING IT THROUGH MARKETING" OR "THE POWER TO SUCCEED" ETC. FATHER OF SINGER MICHAEL BALL.Tony has his own page at another bureau. That has a detailed CV. His credentials include being marketing advisor to three of Margaret Thatcher's secretaries of state and launching the Mini.
Friday, March 04, 2005
His $16 book, @entry level, will help you make the right decisions in the early stages, claims the author. There is a six-page first chapter online. Unfortunately, it is too general to give you a sense of how savvy he is. He does not include the table of contents.
His not-really-a-bio on the site says he survived cancer at 21, which made him rethink priorities. That's some motivation, but not quite the credentials one might expect. However, if the book is as useful as the site, it should be worth the price.
Good looking book...nice looking guy...well designed and attractive Website.