Roger Sergeant Angell is an American essayist known for his writing on sports baseball. He was its chief fiction editor for many years, he has written numerous works of fiction, non-fiction, criticism, for many years wrote an annual Christmas poem for The New Yorker. He received a number of awards for his writing, including the George Polk Award for Commentary in 1980, the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement in 2005 along with Umberto Eco, the inaugural PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing in 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007 and is a long-time ex-officio member of the council of the Authors Guild. Angell was inducted into the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals in 2010, he was named the 2014 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on December 10, 2013. Angell is the son of Katharine Sergeant Angell White, The New Yorker’s first fiction editor, the stepson of renowned essayist E. B.
White, but was raised for the most part by his father, Ernest Angell, an attorney who became head of the American Civil Liberties Union. Angell attended Harvard University, he served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Angell's earliest published works were pieces of personal narratives. Several of these pieces were collected in The Stone Arbor and Other Stories and A Day in the Life of Roger Angell, he first contributed to The New Yorker in March 1944. His contributions have continued into 2018. In 1948, Angell was employed at a travel magazine that featured literary writers, he first wrote professionally about baseball in 1962, when William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker, had him travel to Florida to write about spring training. Angell dislikes the term. In a review of Once More Around the Park for the Journal of Sport History, Richard C. Crepeau wrote that "Gone for Good", Angell's essay on the career of Steve Blass, "may be the best piece that anyone has written on baseball or any other sport".
Angell contributed commentary to the Ken Burns series Baseball, in 1994. One of his most striking of essays was collected in Season Ticket, about a spring training trip to see the Baltimore Orioles, where he interviewed Earl Weaver the Orioles manager, about Cal Ripken, Jr., starting his rookie season. Angell quoted Weaver as saying about Ripken that "his manager can just write his name into the lineup every day for the next fifteen years. Ripken was written into lineups every day for more than fifteen years, setting the consecutive-games-played streak of 2,632 games. Angell fathered three children: Callie and John Henry, he had Alice and Callie with his first wife Evelyn, John Henry with Carol. Callie Angell, an authority on the films of Andy Warhol, committed suicide on May 5, 2010, in Manhattan, where she worked as a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In a 2014 essay, Angell mentioned her death – "the oceanic force and mystery of that event" – and his struggle to comprehend that "a beautiful daughter of mine, my oldest child, had ended her life."
Alice Angell lived in Portland and died from cancer on February 2, 2019, John Henry Angell lives in Portland, Oregon. His second wife, Carol Rogge Angell, to whom he was married for 48 years, died on April 10, 2012, of metastatic breast cancer at the age of 73. In 2014, he married a writer and teacher. In 2019, University of Nebraska Press published No Place I Would Rather Be: Roger Angell and a Life in Baseball Writing, a book about Angell's career written by Joe Bonomo. "Roger Angell as lively as at age 85". Profile. Sports Illustrated. May 17, 2006. "Roger Angell's bio and articles/stories". The New Yorker. Roger Angell at Library of Congress Authorities, with 24 catalog records
Lexington Centre simply called the Centre by locals, is both the geographic and retail center of Lexington, Massachusetts on Massachusetts Avenue. It is home to numerous restaurants, retail shops, beauty parlors, a small cinema, a museum, the Cary Memorial Library, many historic landmarks, including Lexington Common. Although settled in the early 18th century, site of the community's church, by 1830 there were only 2 or 3 stores in the center; the arrival of the railroad in 1846 prompted more development. The Boston and Maine Railroad operated passenger rail through the Centre until January 1977, stopping at Lexington Depot; the former Depot building still stands, is today the headquarters of the Lexington Historical Society. The Minuteman Bikeway exists today on the old railroad right-of-way; the most well-known historic landmark in Lexington is the Common at the junction of Mass. Ave. and Bedford Street It is the site of the Battle of Lexington and the first shots of the American Revolutionary War.
Illicit financial flows, in economics, are a form of illegal capital flight that occurs when money is illegally earned, transferred, or spent. This money is intended to disappear from any record in the country of origin, earnings on the stock of illicit financial flows outside a country do not return to the country of origin. Illicit financial flows can be generated in a variety of ways that are not revealed in national accounts or balance of payments figures, including trade mispricing, bulk cash movements, hawala transactions, smuggling. Although illicit financial flows are related to capital flight, they differ in one major respect, it suggests, without quite saying so, that it is entirely their responsibility to address and resolve the concern. The expression illicit financial flows does a better job of clarifying that this phenomenon is a two-way street. There are several economic models used to provide estimates of illicit financial flows and capital flight; the two most common methods are the World Bank Residual Model and the DOTS-based Trade Mispricing Model, which uses the IMF's Direction of Trade Statistics database to analyze discrepancies in trade statistics between partner countries.
Another way to estimate trade mispricing is with the IPPS-based model, developed by John Zdanowicz of Florida International University. This method uses individual import and export transactions of the United States with the rest of the world to find inconsistencies in export and import prices. Economists use hot money Method and the Dooley Method in these estimates. A 2013 paper, authorized by Raymond W. Baker, Director of the Global Financial Integrity estimated illicit financial flows "out of developing countries are $1 trillion a year"; this study found that China and Mexico accounted for the three largest shares of worldwide illicit financial flows. In Pakistan estimates of illicit financial flows put over $10 billion as escaping taxation and being siphoned off outside the country; this is with nearly one third of the population living below the poverty line. Swaziland lost $556 million to illicit financial flows in 2012 and a record of $1.139 billion in 2007. Capital flight Money laundering Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development