MTN Kampala marathon 2016

first_imgTweets about #MTNMarathon ****[email protected] on: WhatsApp 42K menBernard Cheptoch  2:19:13 (Uganda) – Prize sh14m42K  womenJapyator Kimayie 2:52:56 (Kenya) – Prize sh14m21 K menMen Daniel Rotich 1:06:01 (Uganda) Prize sh4m21K womenRachael Chebet 1:18:30 (Uganda) Prize sh4m10K menElisha Chemutai  29:25 (Uganda) Prize sh1.5m10K womenMercyline Chelangat (33:39) (Uganda) Prize sh1.5mLIVE FEED from the 13th edition of the annual Kampala Marathon.This year’s marathon helped raise funds for the implementation of improved sanitation facilities for pupils through the construction of environmentally friendly smart bio-toilet facilities.“Run for Kampala” was an extension of the campaign initiated last year. Over 15,000 runners participated.last_img

Jim carries the Olympic flame for golf

first_img27 Jul 2012 Jim carries the Olympic flame for golf Kent’s Jim Pocknell carried the Olympic flame for golf when he joined the torch relay, running before thousands of people in Deal in his home county – on his birthday. “It was fantastic, absolutely fantastic,” said Jim, who is chairman of the Kent Golf Partnership. “For me, on my birthday, it was like winning  a major in golf or the jackpot on the National Lottery. “When your torch is lit at the kiss point and you start your run you are the only person in the world at that point carrying the Olympic Flame. What a responsibility.” The crowds were packing the pavements six or seven deep and, from the moment he arrived at his position, Jim was in demand. “There were crowds of people coming up and asking if they could touch the torch and if they could have a photo. I don’t think I’ve ever had my picture taken so many times! The people of Deal really made it special for us, it was great.” Jim was nominated by Sport England after his name was put forward by the England Golf Partnership (EGP). The Partnership brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England. Jim, a member at Royal Blackheath, Bearsted and Gillingham Golf Clubs, has made an extraordinary contribution to golf at all levels for 30 years: within his clubs, with the Kent County Union and, for the last six years, with the Kent Golf Partnership, which works to grow the game in the county. He said: “A massive thank you to the England Golf Partnership and Sport England for the nomination.” Now, Jim aims to share the Torch experience with as many people as possible. He’s made a quick start – he’s already visited a community group, posed with school children for photographs, given a live television interview and had lunch with the Mayor of Medway. He’s also taken the torch to a schools’ mini-Olympics where the Kent Golf Partnership organised Tri-Golf competitions for 150 children. Jim was accompanied by another torchbearer and again they posed for more photographs.last_img read more

Ace play at boys’ county finals

first_img Durham and Wiltshire hold the advantage after today’s foursomes at the final of the Boys’ County Championship – despite an ace display from Northamptonshire’s Callum Farr.The 17-year-old, who was playing with Ben Jones against Durham, holed his tee shot on the 133-yard fifth hole. Farr’s shot, with a seven-iron, was his third hole in one, but his first in competition and it put the pairing one up. It also set them on course for an emphatic 6/4 win and maintained their 100 per cent winning record in the championship so far.But Durham had the upper hand in both the other matches and went in for lunch with a 2-1 lead, with Chris Handy and Will Marshall winning 5/3, while Jack Ainscough and Tom Skelton were 5/4 winners.Wiltshire were on the back foot after yesterday’s foursomes, but surged back in the singles to halve their match under pressure – and showed the same character this morning to lead Hampshire 2-1.Both teams had a win apiece and Wiltshire’s Dom Burgess and Tom Stagg were clear leaders in the final game, getting to four up after 14 holes. But Hampshire’s Jason Stokes and Josh Sturt were far from finished and won the 15th, 16th and 17th with a run of birdie, birdie, par to reduce the deficit to one hole.However, the Wiltshire par stopped the charge with a par four on the last, which halved the hole and gave them a one-up win.Click here for full scores. 26 Aug 2015 Ace play at boys’ county finals last_img read more

Robin Uthappa reveals cricket was the only thing that probably kept him from ‘jumping…

first_imgImage Courtesy: IPL/PTIAdvertisement 4nhbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5xpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) l33Would you ever consider trying this?😱4pnCan your students do this? 🌚kyqRoller skating! Powered by Firework Depression is a mental health disorder that a many people suffer worldwide, and even some sportspersons are affected by it. Team India’s veteran Robin Uthappa, known for his hard hitting knocks and huge sixes, was fighting with depression during his career, and even developed suicidal tendencies. However, the only thing that prevented the wicket keeping batsman from ‘jumping off the balcony’ was the thing that he is best at- the gentleman’s game.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IPL/PTINow without any cricketing fixtures and the suspension of 2020 Indian Premier League, a number of franchises of the cash rich league have taken to live sessions on social media, where players talk about various topics ranging from their career to personal matters.In the latest episode of ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ a three part series discuss positivity, mental health, and happiness, hosted by Royal Rajasthan Foundation, Uthappa revealed a phase of his career when he was battling against depression.Advertisement “I remember around 2009 to 2011, it was constant and I would deal with that on a daily basis. There were times where I wasn’t even thinking about cricket, it was probably the farthest thing in my mind,” the 34 year old said in the session.While the negative thoughts clouded his mind during the times with no fixtures, heading to the 22 yards was the perfect remedy for Uthappa.Advertisement He continued: “I was thinking about how I would survive this day and move on to the next, what’s happening to my life and in which direction am I heading. Cricket kept my mind off of these thoughts but it became really difficult on non-match days and during the off-season.”“On days, I would just be sitting there and would think to myself on the count of three, I’m going to run and jump off of the balcony but something kind of just held me back,” the Kerala cricket team star added.Uthappa has made 46 ODI and 13 T20I appearances for the Men in Blue, his last one dating all the way back in July 2015 in an ODI against Zimbabwe. The former Kolkata Knight Riders icon was picked by Rajasthan Royals ahead of IPL 2020.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Ajinkya Rahane gives his thoughts about the Elephant-icide in Kerala Advertisementlast_img read more

RB Drafts Ordinance Requiring Contact Info For Owners of Foreclosed Properties

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — The owners of properties in foreclosure must still maintain them, and an ordinance proposed at last week’s borough council meeting is intended to ensure that they do.The ordinance introduced last Wednesday would require property owners to provide specific contact information that would enable borough officials, or members of the public, to get in touch with the owners if the property isn’t being cared for properly.According to Mayor Pasquale Menna state and local laws require owners to maintain their property, whether they are present or not. But in the last couple of years, as the rate of foreclosures has escalated and properties have changed hands, it has become difficult to track down who is actually responsible for a given property.Over the past few years in towns and cities across the nation, thousands of homes formerly owned by families or individuals have been acquired by banks through foreclosure. Mortgages have changed hands and banks have been absorbed by other banks. Under those circumstances, it can be difficult to track down who is actually responsible should a property be neglected.Under current state law, if a bank or other lender forecloses on a property the bank has to send notification to the municipality.The ordinance proposed in Red Bank would also require the lender to pay a $125 fee and register with the borough, providing a contact name and telephone number of the party responsible for maintenance.Should the ordinance be approved later this month, the institution responsible for the property would also be required to place a permanent sign on the site with contact information informing the public how to get in touch. “So we are not, and the neighbors are not, tracking down nameless banks all over the country,” Menna explained.“We’re going to put the burden on them to make sure their records are up to date.”The ordinance, the mayor explained, was modeled after one used successfully in Lodi.At this point there are approximately 100 to 125 properties in foreclosure in the borough, according to the borough clerk’s office.last_img read more

Red Bank Democrats Start 2019 In Control of Borough Council

first_img“Youare really what drove me to care about our town so much; the diversity of ourtown; the people of our town. I promise that I’ll always be accessible andtransparent. Most of you know where I live and you can come knock on my door,”Triggiano said. Despitethe scathing remarks in this 42-page report, Menna said the study was a positiveduring Tuesday’s remarks. Additionally,Menna noted that the borough is working closely with NJ Transit to create atransit village concept near the historic Red Bank train station on BridgeAvenue and described a new working partnership among the borough, NJ Transitand private developers. “Onething that I take from my faith that I plan on applying is the concept thatleadership is more about responsibility,” Yassin said to an audience thatoverflowed the municipal courtroom into the town hall lobby. “I know that we asa council are responsible to our residents and constituents. And I hope that Ican live up to your standards.” RED BANK – November’s election sweep gave Democratsfull control of the Borough Council, and Tuesday’s reorganization meeting wasthe ceremony that made it official. Triggianowas also appointed to serve as the police and fire commissioner, a title givento the council member who acts as the council’s emergency services departmentliaison. Mennasaid Triggiano is only the second woman in borough history to serve in therole, following in the footsteps of Sharon Lee. It’shis hope that in the next month or two the council will have an opportunity toadopt this program. Mennaalso commented on a controversial 2018 management enhancement review, aborough-commissioned study that described municipal operations as “ineffective”and “dysfunctional.” Accordingto Menna, a “Shop Red Bank” program is also coming to the borough in 2019,which could result in real estate tax deductions for residents who frequent RedBank businesses and restaurants. center_img Whilejuggling her young son Otto, Triggiano stretched to raise her right hand andplace the other one on a bible and, after accepting an oath delivered by longtimeformer state Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19), she spoke appreciatively anddirectly to her neighbors. Councilwoman Kate Triggiano, standing with her family, prepared to be sworn in. (Photo by Chris Rotolo) “Theadoption of this plan means, at the end of the day, in excess of $90 million inclean, new ratables,” Menna said. “New, clean, modern housing for ouraffordable housing obligation, which has been stuck in neutral for the past 20years.” Inhis own address, Menna discussed the forthcoming redevelopment project onRiverside Avenue at the former Visiting Nurses Association headquarters and thepositive impact its completion could yield for the borough. Afterbeing sworn in for his fourth consecutive term by District Judge Susan DavisWigenton, Mayor Pasquale Menna stepped back to observe the oaths taken by RedBank’s newest council members Kate Triggiano and Hazim Yassin, who replacedoutgoing Republicans Mark Taylor and Mike Whelan. Accordingto Menna, Yassin became the first borough officeholder to take his oath of dutyon the Koran, an oath delivered by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-11). Mennasaid the project is on property that over the past 30 years has contributednothing to the borough in real estate taxes. “As a result of that report we actually, at this time, have probably either perfected or are in the process of perfecting roughly 35 to 40 of the different recommendations made to catapult this municipality into the next generation,” Menna said, though no specifics were detailed.last_img read more

A’s stay hot via long ball, beat Cleveland for fourth straight

first_imgCLEVELAND — Bolstered by solo home runs by Jurickson Profar and Matt Olson and Matt Chapman’s ninth-inning two-run blast, the A’s topped the Indians, 6-4, on Monday for their fourth straight win.A’s left-handed starter Brett Anderson (5-3, 4.14) got the win, but left the game with a cervical strain in the bottom of the sixth. He was visited on the mound by manager Bob Melvin and trainer Nick Paparesta with one out and a runner on second, then walked off the field with Paparesta, as Melvin …last_img

How soon could Curry return? Surgery might make little difference

first_imgCurry suffered the injury in the third quarter Wednesday night at the Chase Center when he attempted to make a layup but fell to the court.“It was just a random basketball play,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said after the game. “So stuff happens.”The injury comes at a time the Warriors already do not have guard Klay Thompson (torn anterior cruciate ligament) or center Kevon Looney (a neuropathic condition).None of the physicians interviewed by this news organization Thursday had first-hand knowledge of Curry’s condition. They discussed hand injuries in general.Dr. Nirav Pandya, an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at UC San Francisco, said physicians use advanced imaging, such as a CT scan, to make sure the fracture does not go into a joint.“It is the one thing that could complicate things,” Pandya said. “If the break does go into the joints that increases the risk of stiffness and can push you into surgery.”A CT scan gives physicians a three-dimensional look at an injury whereas an X-ray is two dimensional, Carlson said.Richards said surgery often is required when the metacarpal bone is moved far out of place or turned where the fingers are crooked. Physicians said surgery could include using pins, a screw along the bone or a plate and screws on top of the bone to stabilize it.The physicians added that patients do not have many options to heal faster from a broken bone in the hand. Carlson said her medical group sometimes treats athletes with a pulsed ultrasound device that promotes regeneration to help speed up recovery.“If you can cut a couple of days out it can be helpful,” she said.Physicians said broken metacarpals generally do not lead to long-term issues. They also said it is doubtful Curry would cause more damage during his rehabilitation.“The tough thing is going to make sure he is not stiff and he has confidence in hand,” Pandya said. “It is a little easier for a center or power forward to come back because they don’t need that fine motor skill with that hand.”He added, “For someone like Steph, it’s not whether the bone heals but making sure he can get that mobility and finesse back to his hand fairly quickly.”Carlson said common treatment generally involves keeping the injured hand elevated to avoid swelling and to begin motion therapy soon after surgery. If surgery is not required, physicians said, the hand needs rest in a cast or splint for up to a month.Motions exercises include working to straighten the fingers out and making a full fist.“It gets the tendons gliding over the broken bone so they don’t stick to it,” Carlson said.Dr. Sanjeev Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon who has treated professional basketball players with hand injuries, said it also is important to keep the rest of the body in top shape when recovering.“When it comes to going back to sport, more than being physically and mentally ready, you have to ensure you are game ready,” he said. Team officials said Thursday that the CT scan would help in making a decision of whether Curry needs to have surgery for the injury he suffered Wednesday night, when the Phoenix Suns’ Aron Baynes, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound center, accidentally fell on him.Warriors officials have not publicly stated what Curry’s injury might be but said that they hope to have a timetable for treatment by Friday afternoon. ESPN reported that Curry broke the second metacarpal bone connecting to the index finger of his left hand. Curry is right-handed.“In the non-shooting hand he’d be able to return six to eight weeks at the worst-case scenario,” said Richards, a clinical assistant professor at UC San Francisco.“In general, the index metacarpal is a good bone to break if you have to break one,” added Dr. Michelle G. Carlson, a sports-related hand and upper extremity surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. “It is a little easier to come back from than the other metacarpals.”She said it is easier to get motion back in an index finger because the tendons do not run on top of the bone like other metacarpals bones. SAN FRANCISCO — If Stephen Curry had surgery to fix a fracture on his left hand, he would not return to the court any faster, medical specialists said Thursday.The Golden Warriors all-star point guard had a CT scan on Thursday to help physicians get a clear picture of the severity of the injury.“Surgery would not necessarily get him back quicker,” said Dr. Joshua Richards, a hand specialist at Webster Orthopedics in the East Bay. “It would be to realign the bone in a better position.”Physicians said Curry, 31, a two-time NBA most valuable player, should be sidelined no more than two months, with the possibility that he could return to play after four weeks.last_img read more

Cab Cam – Planting at 10 MPH!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Thanks to the new John Deere ExactEmerge row units, Nate Douritas, the Farm Manager at Farm Science Review, is planting soybeans at over 10 MPH. That works out to be about 50 acres an hour! See the new planter in action with this Cab Cam from Ty Higgins of The Ohio Ag Net.last_img

Wine is big business in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly Detwiler, OCJ food writerNothing attracts middle-aged women more than wine. A 2013 Gallup poll states that wine continues to rank as the top beverage choice for those 50 years and older, with women doing most of the buying. This is good news for the Ohio Wine Industry. Ohio Wine is big business producing over 5.93 million gallons of wine retailing for over 61 million dollars annually making us the sixth largest wine producer in the country. The Ohio Grape Industries says there are 265 wineries in the state and that continues to grow. A winery is where wine is produced. A vineyard is anywhere 1+ grape vine is planted. Agriculturally speaking, Ohio ranks ninth in grape production with over 1,500 acres of grapes growing creating 1.3 billion dollars annually.Wine tourism plays a vital role in Ohio’s wine business attracting over 1.37 million tourists a year. Ohiowines.org and findohiowines.com are great resources for all you wine lovers. Research Ohio Wines to find which of the nine wine trails you want to explore. Search Ohio Wines for local wineries, winery events near you and check out a super cool incentive program called VIP (Visitor’s incentive program). It’s so easy to sign up. I signed Paul up. He loves to try new wine, so I’m sure he’ll love it. You get points for visiting wineries! You can win all kinds of wine things from chillers, coolers to huggers.Wine tastings seem to be all the rage. Four years ago, we wanted to add an event at our farm that fit into our vision that includes fun, rustic, relaxed and bringing people back to the farm. Mike and Diane from Bokes Creek Winery in Raymond joined us for our inaugural wine tasting and have returned annually. Diane tells me the story goes that when they purchased the property it was overflowing with wild blackberries, and other wild fruits. She began making pies but soon it was out of control. A friend suggested they try making fruit wine. History was made as they dabbled in winemaking, started their winery and sold their first 400 bottles in 2011.Today, they have a tasting room where they feature live music, open mic nights and share their wines by the glass, bottle or case. Mike and Diane love to share their wines with the low-key, relaxing, laid-back crowds that come to the winery. They are currently making 19 wines and shwines. What’s a shwine? A shwine is their trademark name on a cross between moonshine (brandy) and wine. I’m not much for wine but I’ve tasted a few of these and they are sweet and tickle my taste buds just right.Bokes Creek produced over 7,400 bottles in 2017. It’s been an incredible journey from that original 400 bottles. They have tailored their fruits and grapes to what works best at their location. Most of their wines feature fruit. They grow red and black raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries and strawberries, supplementing with local berries as needed. They are cultivating seven, soon to be nine, types of grapes including a new variety called Chardonel. Chardonel is a hybrid grape cross of a chardonnay and Seyvel that does very well in Ohio growing conditions. Diane states that they love to pair their wine with certain dishes. Blackberry Bling goes great with tomato dishes, Rhubarb Ruckus is perfect with fried foods and Frontenac is ideal with steak and potatoes. Diane says now they have plenty of wine and buy their pies. It’s no wonder that in 2017, WCMH featured them as one of the best wineries in central Ohio.Discover the VIP program as well as wineries, wine events and wine trails near you. Cheers to you, this Ohio Wines Month! Eat well and healthy,ShellyBeef Tenderloin with Bacon, Shallots and Port Wine ReductionMaize Valley Winery this recipe started as the entree course for one of our monthly, multi-course vintner Dinners. It soon made its way to our catering menu for special events 1 1/2 pounds large shallots (about 24), halved lengthwise, peeled3 tablespoons olive oil6 cups canned beef broth1 1/2 cups tawny Port (Maize Valley’s Little Red Pecker Port-style Wine)1 tablespoon tomato paste2 3- to 3 1/4-pound beef tenderloins (large ends), trimmed2 teaspoons dried thyme7 bacon slices, chopped6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour1 large bunch watercressPosition rack in center of oven and preheat to 375°F. In 9-inch-diameter pie pan, toss shallots with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Roast until shallots are deep brown and very tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.Boil broth and Port in large saucepan until reduced to 3 3/4 cups, about 30 minutes. Whisk in tomato paste. (Shallots and broth mixture can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill.)Pat beef dry; sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. In large roasting pan set over medium heat, sauté bacon until golden, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels. Add beef to pan; brown on all sides over medium-high heat, about 7 minutes. Transfer pan to oven; roast beef until meat thermometer inserted into center registers 125°F for medium-rare, about 45 minutes. Transfer beef to platter. Tent loosely with foil.Spoon fat off top of pan drippings in roasting pan. Place roasting pan over high heat. Add broth mixture and bring to boil, scraping up any browned bits. Transfer to medium saucepan; bring to simmer. Mix 3 tablespoons butter and flour in small bowl to form smooth paste; whisk into broth mixture and simmer until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Whisk in 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in roasted shallots and reserved bacon. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Cut beef into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Spoon some sauce over. Garnish with watercress. Pass remaining sauce. Apple Cake with Wine Sauce findohiowines.comBest of Show, First Place, Dessert category, 2003 Ohio State Fair, Mary Miller 3 Ohio apples (1 ½ lbs, peeled, calved, cored and cut into eighths) ¼ C. sugar 1 c. of Meier’s Haut SauterneFor Batter: 2 c. flour 1 tsp. Baking soda 1 tsp. Cream of Tartar ¼ tsp. Salt 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ c. sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla extract 2 large eggs ¾ c. milk ¼ tsp. Ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. Ground nutmegFor sauce: ¾ c. sugar 1 c. Meier’s Haut Sauterne  In a saucepan combine ¼ c. sugar, and 1 c. of wine. Bring to a boil, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples are softened but not broken down – about 8 minutes. Let the apples cool in syrup for 15 minutes. Set a strainer over a bowl and drain the apples, reserving the syrup. Set aside:Preheat oven to 350° and butter and flour a 9-inch spring form pan.In a large bowl, using and electric mixer beat the butter with ½ c. of sugar at medium speed until fluffy. Add in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Beat well. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients in three batches, alternating with the milk.Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.Arrange the apple slices on the batter in concentric circles and press them in halfway.In a bowl, mix 2 tsp. of the sugar with the cinnamon and nutmeg.Sprinkle evenly over the apples. Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for one hour or until golden and risen – and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Take the cake out of the oven.In a medium saucepan, simmer the remaining ¾ c. sugar with the 1 c. of wine over moderate heat until deep amber caramel forms – about 12 minutes. Remove from heat immediately. Whisk in reserved apple syrup. Brush ½ c. of the syrup all over the cake and let cool.Remove the spring from the ring and transfer the cake to a serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve warm with the remaining syrup. One Skillet Wonder findohiowines.com2013 Ohio State Fair, Elaine Moscato, Columbus, Ohio 1½ c. Mon Ami White Catawba 2 lb. Chicken 1½c. Red Potatoes ½ tsp. Onion Powder ½ tsp. Garlic ½ tsp. Thyme ½ tsp. Salt 1 c. Water 2 Tbsp. Butter ¼ c. Flour 4 Servings of Rice Large skillet stove top on high, brown chicken breast.Add onion powder, garlic, thyme and saltAdd ½c. of wine, cook chicken until wine is reduced down.Add diced red potatoes, cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Remove chicken and potatoes from skillet.Add butter and flour.Stir until a rue is created.Add water, then wine, stirring creating the gravy.Place chicken and potatoes back into pan.Reduce heat to medium and allow to cook for 15 minutes.Serve over rice.last_img read more