Trail of Two Cities 5K Set for Nov. 4, 2017

first_imgThe Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 22nd time on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The popular 5K (3.1-mile) race offers spectacular views over the length of a point-to-point course from Ocean City to Somers Point. The route travels the length of the Route 52 causeway in the lanes usually reserved for cars.Registration is open now and long-sleeved race T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 500 to sign up. Pre-registration fee is $25, and participants can sign up by mail until Oct. 28 and online until Nov. 1. Forms for both can be found at registration runs at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center (10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City). The race starts there at 8 a.m. and finishes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point.Buses will be available at the finish line in Somers Point to transport runners to the start in Ocean City before the race from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Buses also will be available transport runners back to Ocean City from Somers Point after the race. The awards ceremonies will be held at JFK Park after all participants have completed the course.Awards will go to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as to the top male and female runners in the following age groups: 8-and-under, 9-11,12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, & 80+.Packet pick-up will be available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center (1735 Simpson Avenue) and at the Transportation Center until 7:45 a.m. on race morning.Immediate families up to four people can register for $75. Separate registration forms are required for each family participant. Families must pre-register and all registrations must be from the same household and mailed together.No pets, bikes, skateboards or roller blades are permitted. Event is held rain or shine. Course is police-controlled, and the causeway will be closed to inbound traffic that morning.For more information, call 609-399-6111, ext. 9300.last_img read more


22-Year-Old Arrested Following High Speed Chase

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis A 22-year-old South Branch man was arrested after leading a deputy from the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office on a high-speed chase.According to the sheriff’s office the incident happened last Friday, when a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a black GMC around 3 am on Bamfield Road in Curtis Township. After the deputy turned on his emergency lights and siren, the vehicle fled the scene at a high speed.The driver was identified as Jason Arzie Hall. After an investigation Hall was arrested for: ‘Fleeing and Elude in the 4th Degree and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.’Hall was arraigned and released on a $5,000.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Co. Sheriff’s Office, Fleeing and Elude, High Speed Chase, Jason Arzie Hall, OWIContinue ReadingPrevious Local Author Hosts Book Signing in AlpenaNext Alpena Celebrates National Relaxation Day in Duck Parklast_img read more


Passionate Peruvian fans flood World Cup’s smallest city

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced This rare appearance in the World Cup has brought Peru’s fans out in full force to Saransk, a city with a population of 300,000.Angel Carranza, like Etchevarria, spent about $10,000 to travel from Dallas, Texas, to follow Peru’s group stage campaign in Saransk, Yekaterinburg and Sochi. He’ll stay through the knockout phase, should Peru advance. Carranza had to sacrifice to make this trip: He sold his blue Ford Mustang GT to help finance the adventure.“It is a high investment, but we are waiting for decades to put our money in this,” the car salesman said. “It is money well spent. If I hadn’t come, I would never forgive myself.”Carranza wore an Alianza Lima T-shirt and was joined by three other Peru fanatics, two of whom he had just met at a Russian airport. They were among throngs of Peruvians who dominated Saransk’s Fan Fest during Russia’s 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the World Cup. They sang and danced and Peru’s most popular chant has been so frequently heard that locals can sing it, too.“How wouldn’t I love you? How wouldn’t I love you? You are my beloved Peru, the blessed country that saw my birth,” the song goes in Spanish.ADVERTISEMENT Upbeat Guiao, NLEX looking to pull off upsets to end elims LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img But when fellow Peruvians began a loud traditional chant at the Saransk Fan Fest, the 51-year-old pulled himself to his feet, wearing his “lucky” Peru shirt, with tears in his eyes.“I had to be here. I feel like a messenger from Peru. It doesn’t matter how far we go. We are here,” said Etchevarria, who traveled from Lima to Russia. “I was at the playoff against New Zealand that put us here, and when Jefferson Farfan scored the first goal in our 2-0 victory, I wept and wept and wept.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWhen Peru takes on Denmark in its opener Saturday, Etchevarria plans to be among an estimated 35,000 Peruvians who have descended upon the World Cup’s smallest host city. Peru’s fans will likely dominate the crowd at the 44,000-seat Mordovia Arena.Etchevarria is like most Peruvians in that he didn’t believe he would ever see his team play in the World Cup. That changed last year when an unbeaten streak spanning the final eight qualifying matches not only put Peru in the tournament but made the national team a contender to advance out of Group C. Peru national soccer team’s fans celebrate in front of the the monument of Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov, near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Scalpers are still very visible at the World Cup, despite FIFA and Russia’s claims they’ve cracked down on illicit ticket sales. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)SARANSK, Russia — Peru soccer fan Daniel Etchevarria learned he had severe arthritis in his knees shortly after his beloved team made the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. The diagnosis meant the accountant would have limited mobility if he made the trip to Russia to cheer on his team.No chance he was missing it, though, even if he was confined to a wheelchair for the trip.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Claudia Rodriguez, a 28-year-old teacher, is the rare female fan among a predominantly male Peruvian caravan that made the trek to Russia.“I love football, but what I love more is this atmosphere showing we Peruvians can overcome our divisions,” she said, wearing a red shirt and a Russian hat. “Normally we would have nothing in common with Russia, they are completely different from us in their habits, culture and language. But football brings everyone together.“Peruvians will always love Russia from now on because of the memories here.”The fanaticism can be contagious. Regional government employee Maxim Izosimov mingled with Peruvians during Russia’s game and declared Peru “my second team.”“Their fans seem more proud of their team than us in Russia,” Izosimov said. “We don’t hug and kiss and sing together like they do. I enjoyed being a part of their group here at the Fan Fest and I can’t wait to see the others in the stadium on Saturday.”Izosimov was entertained by the antics of 28-year-old Peruvian engineer Daniel Gonzales, who is recovering from a pair of surgeries on his knee but thrust his crutches skyward to the rhythm of Peruvian chants.“I got unlucky a first time (with his knee) playing football, then I got unlucky again three weeks ago when the same injury came back,” Gonzales said. “If I have to get unlucky again, I hope it is after the World Cup is over. I am going with Peru until the end.”Etchevarria, who is still getting used to his wheelchair, said he was stirred by the sight of younger fans like Gonzales expressing as much passion for the team as he does.“This generation deserves to see Peru in World Cup; they were losing hope,” he said. “When I found I had arthritis I asked God, ‘Why me?’“Then I found out that it didn’t need to take my smile, annul who I am. God gives his worst battles to his best warriors. My Peru is in the World Cup and we all needed to be here.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more


Behind enemy lines: How Khalil Mack has taken Chicago by storm

first_imgFive questions with Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, who offers some insights on Khalil Mack, his effect on the city of Chicago, and the Bears in general heading in to Sunday’s game in London against the Raiders:Q: In a sense, Khalil Mack seems perfect for the Chicago sports landscape and the Bears in particular. No nonsense, serious-minded, tough . . . can you give me an idea of how big Khalil is in Chicago?Campbell: Not only is he an icon here, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to …last_img read more


Volvo Golf Champions ready to tee off

first_img6 January 2014After a break of almost a month, the European Tour resumes with the prestigious Volvo Golf Champions, which will be hosted for the second successive year by the Durban Country Club, from 9 to 12 January.The elite field is made up of players who have won on the European Tour in the last year, players who have won 10 or more European Tour titles, and previous winners of the Volvo Golf Champions.Seven South Africans are in the field. There would have been eight, but Ernie Els pulled out of the event late last week. Nonetheless, defending champion Louis Oosthuizen, former US Masters winner Charl Schwartzel, Richard Sterne, Branden Grace, Darren Fichardt, Dawie van der Walt and Thomas Aiken will ensure there is a strong home challenge for the title.‘Excited’“I am excited to open my season in front of my home fans and to be competing against such a strong field of champions,” Schwartzel said in a statement in December. “It is pretty impressive to have so many South Africans qualifying and with the two past winners also being South African, it is definitely a title I would love to win.”Guy Kinnings, the Global Head of Golf for IMG, the tournament’s co-owners, commented: “The strength of South African golf is really illustrated by the number of great South African champions who have qualified for this season opening event of 2013 Champions. They join a great field of European and international Champions with some of the Tour’s most exciting young stars and Europe’s most prolific winners. It should be a fantastic week of golf with plenty for the home crowds to cheer about.”Oldest entrantSpanish star Miguel Angel Jiminez will be the oldest man in the field after celebrating his 50th birthday on Sunday. He may be the oldest, but his skills are far from fading as he proved by winning the Hong Kong Open in December. It was his 20th Tour victory and his 13th since he turned 40.Jiminez has, however, never won in South Africa. Naturally, a number of South Africans have: Louis Oosthuizen, , Richard Sterne, Darren Fichardt, Dawie van der Walt, Thomas Aiken, Charl Schwartzel, and Branden Grace.Among the competitors from abroad, Jamie Donaldson, Marcel Siem, Morten Orum Madsen and Thomas Bjorn have also tasted victory in the country.Recent victoriesThe two Danes won recently, with Madsen claiming the South African Open crown in November, while Bjorn outplayed a strong field to claim the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City in December. After securing victory on the Gary Player Country Club course, Bjorn declared: “This is right up there with the biggest victories of my career. The golf I played this week was so good.“I’m 42 and to start my 14th season like this is unbelievable. This takes me into 2014 with the belief that I can compete with the best in the world.”Prize fundThe total prize fund is a considerable $4-million (R42.7-million, with the winner set to pocket a cheque for $700 000 (R7.47-million).A Pro-Am will take place on Wednesday, followed by the first round of the tournament on Thursday. Up to 15 000 spectators can be accommodated on each day of the event.TicketsOn Wednesday, tickets cost R50, with juniors getting in for free if accompanied by a full paying adult. On the tournament days, tickets are R120 each or R220 for a season ticket. Children from the age of 12 to 18 pay only R50, but must be able to prove their age if required, while pensioners over the age of 60 will pay R80. Children under the age of 12 get in for free if they are accompanied by a full playing adult.R10 from each ticket will be donated to the official charity of the Volvo Golf Champions, Star for Life, a South African non-profit organisation, which helps young people fulfill their dreams and supports them in living a healthy and Aids-free lifestyle.last_img read more


Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, September 24, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tough weekend on weather. Our front from last Friday cleared the state, but instead of seeing moisture stay along and south of the front on Saturday and Sunday, it worked to the north side of the front, bringing rain in over a large chunk of Ohio Saturday and still lingering Sunday. Things like this happen…but its just a bummer to see Mother Nature humble you at harvest season. If you missed the action and our dry forecast worked out for you…great. Apologies to the rest. But, we live to fight another day.Today we find ourselves in-between two fronts. A cold front to the south still has plenty of moisture with it, and strong low pressure this morning in western TN. This low moves across Western KY and should be into SW Ohio by sunset tonight. To our northwest, a stationary-slash-cold front sits in the Upper Midwest and is working slowly southeast and has some moisture with it. Today will see most of Ohio dominated by the flow from the southern front, and tomorrow, more of an impact from the NW front. Today, the moisture moving from western TN to Ohio will spread moisture up across the southern half to two thirds of the state Tomorrow, as the front from the NW pushes across MI and IN, we see additional rain and thunderstorm action. Showers then hold through most of Wednesday as well. Action finally breaks down and moves away to the east by Wednesday night. We are keeping rain totals at half to 2″ with coverage at 80% of the state. However, in SW OH and in central Ohio, where we see the best threat for thunderstorms, we think we can easily exceed 2.5 inches. The map at right shows combined rain potential now through midday Wednesday. The 3 and 4 inch totals are a little overzealous, in our minds at least, but the spread of moisture on this map is a good representation.Dry for Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Then we have moisture starting to work back into northern Ohio for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday we will not rule out showers down to the US 30 corridor, but see nothing farther south. We think these will be developing along and north of a warm front that lifts into the state for next weekend. Then better rains work in as low pressure finally arrives with the associated cold front to start next week. Rains out of the event will be half to 1.5” with coverage at 70%.Dry next Tuesday through Thursday. The extended 11-16 day window starts with strong high pressure over the great lakes, and it could keep us dry through the entire extended period. A strong front approaches from the west around the 9th.Temps still look to move lower here in the short haul. After the rains later today through Wednesday, we should see temps move to normal and below normal levels to finish the week. Then a slight bump in temps for the weekend as the warm front lifts through, followed by another push back to near normal behind the early week front next week. Concern about potential frost has waned for the time being…and we think seasonal temps are better positioned to dominate.last_img read more