Farah motors home in victorious adieu to home crowd

first_img“Emotion was high, not as high as London but it was the last time at home.“While I was racing I was just trying to think about race and who was there.“It means everything to me to be four times Olympic champion (2012/16 doubles) it is all I dreamt of as a youngster was running for Britain,” added Farah, who came to Britain aged eight with his mother and two of his brothers form war-torn Somalia.“A hobby has become a job which is what you want. Going to the road will be a new game and a new mindset, I am excited.”Jamaica’s double Olympic individual sprint champion Elaine Thompson put behind her a disappointing performance in the 100m world final to win the event in 10.93sec.“It was important to pick myself up and come back,” she said.Thompson’s bitter rival Dafne Schippers, the 200m world champion in London, finished down the field.There was to be frustration for Adam Gemili in the men’s 100m — an all British affair — as the man credited with running the decisive leg in their epic 4x100m relay world victory was disqualified for a false start.“It’s the first time that has happened to me in my career. I feel like I have let so many people down,” he said.“It’s not the world championships but I would still like to apologise.”CJ Ujah — another member of the victorious 4x100m quartet — won the race, for his fourth victory of the season on the circuit.American star Aries Merritt bounced back from his fifth place in the 110m hurdles world final — though he said it felt like a victory having had a kidney transplant just two years ago — to win the event on Sunday.The 31-year-old held off the late charge of world silver medallist Sergey Shubenkov in a race that featured six of the world finalists — though two were disqualified for false starts including Frenchman Garfield Darrien.“I wouldn’t call it good,” said Merritt. “I would say a lot of us are very tired from the championships. These gentlemen are world class so it is always good to get a win against them.”Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim produced a great jump of 2.40 metres for the world’s leading mark of the year and the newly-crowned world champion took the bar as a bonus.“I am really happy with this height,” grinned Barshim. “I am pushing for the world record and really want it.“I’m taking that bar home. I am going to store it somewhere and no one else is going to have it.”Share on: WhatsApp Birmingham, United Kingdom | AFP |  British athletics legend Mo Farah began the day taking a lap of honour in an open top Bentley and ended it by giving the crowd what they wanted in his final race on home turf — a victory.The 34-year-old, who had agonisingly fallen just short of a third successive distance world double in London last Saturday taking silver in the 5,000 metres, cruised home in the 3,000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting.Despite his presence the meeting was not a sell out.For a final time in Britain — he runs in Zurich on Wednesday before embarking on a road running career — Farah knelt to the ground and kissed the track before adorning himself bare-chested with the Union Jack flag.“It’s been an amazing week,” said Farah. “I have been tired but had a little downtime with family.last_img read more

Sixth Annual South Sound Wedding Show Is January 27

first_imgSubmitted by South Sound Wedding & Event MagazineThe South Sound Wedding Show is Sunday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Great Wolf Lodge, minutes south of Olympia. The show is presented by South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine, a local resource guide for engaged couples planning a wedding in the South Puget Sound area.“More than one-third of engagements occur during the December – January holidays, according to The Wedding Report,” says Paula R. Lowe, show producer and publisher of South Sound Wedding & Event magazine. “We choose highly-skilled wedding professionals to be at this show. “This is the place to meet the professionals who will help you create the wedding you have always imagined.”Couples will meet caterers, DJs, wedding planners, florists, photographers, wedding cake bakers, jewelry designers and representatives from wedding and reception venues, bridal and tux shops and many others.Guests will see the latest styles during two fashion shows featuring men’s formalwear, wedding gowns, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses all from local stores. See the latest in hairstyles and makeup on local models. Fashion shows begin at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Following each fashion show, ballroom dancers will demonstrate a couple’s first dance.At the door, couples will enter to win prizes, and they will receive a complimentary copy of South Sound Wedding & Event magazine.The show is sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge, Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau and Mixx96.com.Tickets are $8 at the door.For information about the show,  visit www.southsoundweddingshow.com or www.weddingandeventmagazine.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Oceanport Says No To Medical And Recreational Marijuana

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |  However, like Oakes, Viana says gaining access to cannabis oil is difficult, forcing her to perform the oil extraction process in her own home.“If this vote didn’t happen tonight, if marijuana wasn’t banned in Oceanport, it would allow for safer and easier access to my son’s medication,” Viana said. “Bottom line, I shouldn’t be forced to make this stuff in my own kitchen. It should be made and regulated in a government lab and properly manufactured, like anyone else would get their medication. Safe access is all I want.”Middletown resident and founder of Monmouth County Cannabis Advocates for Responsible Education (C.A.R.E.), Vincent DiGioia-Laird, stepped before the council just days after the death of a friend from an opioid overdose.DiGioia-Laird discussed how his past opioid addiction to the pain reliever Oxycodone, which he began taking for a back injury, led to heroin addiction.According to DiGioia-Laird it was cannabis oil that helped him kick the habit, and he believes that, through proper education and outreach, it’s a tactic that can help save the lives of many local residents caught up in the heroin epidemic sweeping through Monmouth County. OCEANPORT – On the eve of “Weed Day,” an international holiday for cannabis consumption, the Borough Council took a stand against marijuana sales and production within its own borders.At Oceanport’s April 19 council meeting, the governing body voted 5-0 to approve an amendment to an ordinance that prohibits the launch of any business engaged in the growth or sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana or paraphernalia in any of the borough’s zoning districts, including its section of Fort Monmouth.Council president Joseph A. Irace said the ordinance was a preemptive movement to counteract future development plans for borough property that might coincide with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s stated intentions to legalize marijuana.“The problem with the way it’s set up now, these dispensaries are anywhere from 150,000- to 300,000-square-feet facilities, and that sort of construction kind of doesn’t fit in the borough of Oceanport,” Irace said. “If it does pass (at the state level) recreationally, these types of businesses just don’t fit with the complexity of our town.” “With the resolution we’re asking that, for medical use, it be downgraded to Schedule II, which would allow it to be sold in a pharmacy, where we think it should be sold,” Irace said. “We recognize that it has medicinal value. That’s why we passed a concurrent resolution to the ordinance. But we don’t think those large-scale facilities are right for Oceanport.”Prior to the vote, three impassioned speakers addressed the council, telling of the hardships they’re currently facing and how the cannabis ban would impede their therapeutic progress.Oceanport resident Jeffrey Oakes is a cancer patient who was about halfway through a 46-hour chemotherapy infusion. Too weak to stand, he sat in a chair to speak before the council.Weary from a lack of sleep due to his treatments, Oakes spoke about the politicization of his medication and the difficulties caused by a lack of access to marijuana.“This anti-cannabis parade has created problems for myself and a lot of other patients behind me,” Oakes said. “The efforts of (Murphy) have been to make changes that facilitate better access and lower pricing. But ordinances like this really handcuff (patients). And a lot of us don’t have time. A lot of us are in pain. I’m dealing with cancer. I need this stuff. You guys are interfering with my medicine and a lot of other people who deserve better access to it.”Susan Viana also lives in the borough and pleaded with the council on behalf of her son, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, a painful, chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the digestive tract. Viana has been treating her son’s ailment with cannabis oil, a proven medical remedy for the disease that she said has allowed her son to enter remission.center_img Oceanport now joins Rumson as the second Two River-area town to ban recreational and medicinal cannabis businesses. Other towns have also acted: Fair Haven will vote on a recreational business ban in May and Shrewsbury passed a medicinal cannabis dispensary ban in December.Irace admitted that he and the council recognize the medical benefits of cannabis, which is why they passed a coinciding resolution that night urging Congress and the federal government to change the classification of marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug. “Tonight’s vote proves one thing and it’s that they don’t care one bit about the opioid epidemic or the people caught up in it,” DiGioia-Laird said. “All we were asking tonight was to shelve the vote and take a little more time to talk. I don’t want to see recreational passed right now, because it’s going to ruin the medical program. Fix the medical first.“But they won’t even table it, to talk to real people like us who have experience,” he added. “Go take a tour of a dispensary. Sit down with people who are actually dying of cancer, of opioid addiction. These diseases and addictions are killing people in our community and this council wants to do nothing about it.”Mayor Jay Coffey did not have a vote on the ordinance but does believe it was a hasty measure, stating, “Until it’s legalized, I voiced my opinion that I thought (a vote) was premature. But it was a prophylactic measure. It could have been done six months ago or six months from now. They chose to do it now.“I haven’t met the person that is against medical marijuana applications, so I think what these people came up and spoke about tonight has a lot of credence,” Coffey added. “The gray area is when you start talking about dispensaries and the grow houses. We don’t mind medical use but should it be sold in downtown Oceanport?”This article was first published in the April 26 – May 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Frozen rain barrel? Don’t get caught out in the cold — like me.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” –Mark TwainIt got pretty cold this past weekend. When it gets cold, water freezes. When water freezes, things break. That was almost the case with a large rain collection tank at my home recently, though a bit of rushing around helped get things thawed.In the back of the barn sits an old farm chemical tank that’s been repurposed to collect water from the barn’s gutters. Now this isn’t your everyday lean-to — this barn is a classic lofted tin-roofed, red-painted barn of old. Abundant roof area means abundant rainwater. Why not take advantage of that naturally condensed source? It’s amazing how much water a quick shower has in it when collected across a large roof.Before things froze over a week ago, I was toying with the out spout connection of the tank ahead of the freeze hoping to get it off completely. With no luck, I had left it for another day, completely forgetting about the hundreds of gallons left sitting there (which could’ve been easily emptied by flipping a lever).My own forgetfulness led to a surprise when there was still water in the holding tank when things dropped below 32. And with even colder temperatures expected later in the week, I knew the expansion of water as it freezes would soon break the tank if hadn’t already.A quick thought dashed across my mind — I had been contemplating buying a member of my family a livestock water heater as an early Christmas present. I no longer had to stew on the decision as life had just made it for me.An urgent stop at Tractor Supply on my way home from work helped my plan come together.I got underway trying to take advantage of the relatively warm temperatures the day had brought to the frozen tank (a measly 33 degrees) with surgical precision. I immediately poured 2.5 buckets worth of steaming hot water into the 6-inch top layer of ice. The small hole, about half a foot in diameter, exposed the underlying water. I then dropped the brand new submersible water heater into the tank, letting it get to work.While that was underway, I began a hose siphon of water from the top of the tank to outside.(Let’s take a moment to appreciate the wonder that is fluid movement and the siphon principle. According to Wikipedia, “A practical siphon, operating at typical atmospheric pressures and tube heights, works because gravity pulling down on the taller column of liquid leaves reduced pressure at the top of the siphon. This reduced pressure at the top means gravity pulling down on the shorter column of liquid is not sufficient to keep the liquid stationary against the atmospheric pressure pushing it up into the reduced pressure zone at the top of the siphon.” Seriously amazing stuff.)After that process began to work its magic, I took an old ceramic space heater and focused it on the out spout neck that led to the drain outside. After these three processes were in action, I retreated to the warmth of my home, relying on what I learned in physics to follow through.The sound of running water from the tank to the outside just a couple hours later was music to my ears.Lesson of the story: Water freezes. A lot of frozen water can break things. Ingenuity helps. Forgetfulness doesn’t. Be as hard headed as the ice.last_img read more

GOOD Magazine Retools As A Social Network For The Civic Self

first_imgRelated Posts The site has been designed as a forum. It has three sections. The section called For You displays links from people you follow on the site. These can lead to articles, and members can vote on whether they’re good, or to tasks called Dos, which call the activists on the site to action.The GOOD staff takes the pulse of its community and bumps up worthy material to the For All Of Us section. It’s organized into topical sections, currently education, design, business and living. Much of this is sourced from the community, but original GOOD material also shows up here. And since GOOD is ultimately about spurring its members to action, the third section is a sidebar called Together Let’s… It displays tasks or events that need community support. Events featured in this sidebar are displayed prominently, so it gives worthy causes a better chance to succeed.It’s an intriguing model for a media company with a focused and passionate audience. It does away with the editorial guesswork of trying to educate these already smart people and lets them generate the ideas instead. Goldhirsh made an interesting comparison: As LinkedIn is to the professional self and Pinterest is to the aesthetic self, GOOD.is aspires to be for the civic self.Your GOOD profile is a collection of the things that seem good in your world. And since the whole site is designed around your ideas, you can change it just by contributing. To pragmatic idealists like those GOOD wants to attract, society itself should work that way. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#New Media#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… GOOD used to be a magazine. It attracted doers and makers and activists, people with a civic mission. It wasn’t able to make a lasting business out of that, and in June, it laid off most of its editorial staff. It relaunches Wednesday, and it’s almost unrecognizable. Instead of staff voices, the voices on the new GOOD are those of the doers, makers and activists themselves.There are still GOOD staff behind the scenes. In fact, GOOD founder Ben Goldhirsh says “we’re going to create more original content in the next year than we did in the past year.” But instead of dictating what’s good to the audience, which is already active and engaged in its own projects, GOOD now works for its members.“We are moving GOOD from a media company to a global community of pragmatic idealists,” Goldhirsh says. GOOD’s problem was that its audience didn’t need to be told what was good by editorial experts. The readers were the experts.GOOD learned its lesson at the events it hosted. “People weren’t coming to engage with the staff of GOOD,” Goldhirsh says. “They were coming to engage with the people who share the values of GOOD.” So the new site is a place for them to hang out and collaborate. The staff are there to support and amplify the audience’s efforts. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jon mitchelllast_img read more

Black fears de Ocampo out of finals with calf injury

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco finally won after dropping Games 1 and 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals but lost its starting forward Ranidel de Ocampo in the process.De Ocampo hurt his left calf in the first four minutes of Game 3 and did not return.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next De Ocampo, who was acquired by the Bolts this conference, is averaging 9 points per game in the finals.Fortunately for Meralco, Reynel Hugnatan stepped up with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting from downtown. And by the looks of it, Bolts head coach Norman Black fears de Ocampo could miss the remainder of the series.“We have a little bit of bad news, I think we probably lost Ranidel for the rest of the series with the calf injury,” said Black after Meralco beat Barangay Ginebra, 94-81, Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’ll have him checked by a doctor but he doesn’t look very good right now,” he added.The 35-year-old de Ocampo has been a vital piece to Meralco’s finals run and his absence is a big blow to the team’s bid to win the franchise’s first championship. MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Black blasts Cone after post-game spat View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

11 years of Virat Kohli’s U-19 World Cup triumph: Legends pay tribute to India skipper

first_imgOn March 2, 2008, a 19-year-old Virat Kohli lifted the U-19 World Cup trophy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kohli made just 20 in the final against South Africa U-19 but he led his troops wonderfully well to help India defend a 159-run target in the big final.Only a handful from that World Cup-winning XI has gone on to play for India at the highest level. And one among them has gone on to become arguably the best modern-day batsman.Virat Kohli, by no means, set the stage on fire immediately after grabbing limelight with the U-19 World Cup title. The Delhi youngster had to wait for his chances while a few of his contemporaries got an early break into the senior national team.However, Kohli, by means of perseverance and hard work, has become peerless. The India captain had conceded in the past that he needed to change his lifestyle drastically in order to pursue greatness in the sport. There were trying times in his nascent career but Kohli has managed to successfully overcome them and become an inspiration for millions.India vs Australia, 1st ODI in Hyderabad: Live cricket scoreCut to March 2, 2019, Kohli is already regarded as one of the all-time greats of the game. With more than 18,000 international runs and 64 centuries, Kohli is only behind his childhood idol, Sachin Tendulkar on the list of most hundreds in international cricket.The best batsman in the world now is gearing up for the pursuit of World Cup glory. Having won the coveted trophy in his very first attempt as a player, the 30-year-old is bidding to become the third India captain after MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev to lift the World Cup trophy as captain.advertisementWhile there were concerns surrounding his temperament, former Australia opener Matthew Hayden believes his aggressive outlook sets him apart from the rest.Kohli hasn’t lost the essence of who he is: Matthew HaydenSpeaking to Star Sports during the first ODI between India and Australia in Hyderabad, Hayden said: “I think it’s his [Virat Kohli’s] emotion… there’s a strong set of belief that a leader has to be clinical and almost take emotions out of it to a degree. His emotions… the fact that he is high energy… that inspires his teammates in terms of work ethics, and trying and winning games for their country.#OnThisDay in 2008, a young @imVkohli lifted the #U19CWC for India!Here he is, looking back to a tournament that changed so much for him! https://t.co/Mcya3v9KZw pic.twitter.com/mMC6VCnJQFICC (@ICC) March 2, 2019″From the U-19 set up to the World Cup which is happening in two month’s time, it’s been an inspirational journey. You can see that growth and maturity but also not lose the essence of who he is — an emotional character,” Hayden added.Virat Kohli leads by example: Sunil GavaskarRegarding him as the best batsman in the world, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said Virat Kohli has worked extremely hard to get where he is in international cricket.”I think the man has matured so much. He is the best batsman in the world, by a distance. I know Williamson, Steve Smith and Joe Root are getting close, but you know, Virat is up there in all formats. Not just Test cricket,” Gavaskar said.”That is where that progress has been phenomenal. In 2009, he probably wasn’t the best batsman in that U-19 team. The way he has developed… he has made lifestyle changes. His cricket can get better.”He has realised that to play for the country is a privilege that only very few get. You have got to work extremely hard for it. You have got to have a little bit of luck, but he has worked extremely hard for it. He leads by example as far as work ethic is concerned. I think, therefore, the success that he has got is very very well deserved.”Also Read | We salute Wing Commander Abhinandan’s courage: BCCI acting president CK KhannaAlso Read | irat Kohli salutes real hero Wing Commander Abhinandan: I bow down to youAlso See:last_img read more

Another Reporter Asked Dabo Swinney About “Clemsoning”

first_imgDabo Swinney address the media during an interview.Where do Dabo and the defending champs come in?Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney made it clear a few weeks back that he’s tired of reporters asking about the term “Clemsoning”, given how consistent his team has been the past few years. Still, he got another question about it Wednesday on the ACC teleconference. His response was predictable. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney on “any anti Clemson factions” and “Clemson-ing: “I don’t why people keep asking questions like this. Next question”— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) November 4, 2015Uh oh. Swinney gets a “Clemsoning” term question on ACC teleconference. “I don’t know why people keep asking about this. Next question.”— Brad Senkiw (@BradSenkiw_AIM) November 4, 2015Clemson is the No. 1 ranked team in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2015 campaign. Perhaps it is time to hang up the phrase.last_img read more