Area residents compete in Dead Run

first_imgThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder text ELLSWORTH — Below is a list of finishers in Saturday’s Dead Run and Headless Half-Mile, which were run Saturday.Dead Run Headless Half-Mile Stephen Grierson, 12 minutes, 39 secondsJon Bates, 12:39Andre Jacques, 14:27Anthony Crossman, 14:38Stanley Grierson, 15:03Thea Crowley, 15:10Spencer Grierson, 15:13Everett Stiles-Martin, 15:39Edith Dunham, 15:58Matthias Case, 17:41Arianna Stiles-Martin, 18:04Kris Garcia, 18:24Eliza Crowley, 18:43Jasper Rossney, 18:50Susan Brenner, 19:00Ken Weeks, 19:31Alexander Stanton, 20:17Emily Herwerden, 20:18Tamera Murphy, 20:36Scott Grierson, 21:43Melissa Nowell, 21:48Michele Wagstaff, 22:32Carrie Kutney, 22:41Leann Beal, 23:09Bobbie-Jo Thornton, 23:14Karen Bruck, 23:38Pamela Beam, 25:39Sara Spencer, 25:53Martha Farley, 27:43Maire Scanlon, 27:50Killian Scanlon, 30:27 Aiden Mitchell, 4:34Heather Brenner-Simpson, 4:43Nicola Thurber, 5:28Larkin Speed, 5:50Eva Beal, 6:05Lucy Chase, 6:16Michael Rossney, 6:54Leigha Pendleton, 7:46Jody Warren, 7:48Shannon Sawyer, 8:04Fiona Cleary, 13:44Richard Cleary, 13:45Elsie Flemings, 13:46last_img read more

Another Downtown Alpena mural coming next week

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Downtown Alpena can expect another mural coming next week.Three weeks ago, Bay City Artist Mark Piotrowski painted this mural which he calls Wave Journeys, on the side of Salon 125. It’s been met with praise from the community of Alpena and many have used it for a backdrop for pictures. It’s part of the Downtown Development Authority’s Fresh Waves Initiative, meant to bring vibrant artwork to the area.Artist Britt Flood, from Pittsboro, North Carolina, will be in Alpena next week to work on the next mural. She will be working on the Fletcher St. side of the Thunder Bay Theatre’s warehouse and begin on Aug. 24. The public is welcome to take a walk by the theater to witness the project throughout the week.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Downtown Development AuthorityContinue ReadingPrevious Pets of the week: 8-18-20Next APS pushes back the fall semesterlast_img read more

Open silver medalist Fitzpatrick focuses on English crown

first_img Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), winner of the silver medal as the leading amateur at The Open Championship at Muirfield on Sunday, will attempt to become English Amateur champion when he competes at Frilford Heath, near Abingdon, on 29th July – 3rd August.The Sheffield lad will be joined by fellow teenager Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon), who also played all four rounds at Muirfield, in England Golf’s blue riband event over the Red and Blue Courses at the prestigious Oxfordshire venue.Fitzpatrick, 18, (image © Leaderboard Photography) is off to the Northwestern University in Chicago, a college attended by Luke Donald, in September and would love to go there as the English champion, having won the British Boys Championship at Hollinwell last year.Mullen, 19, has also been hitting the headlines recently. The Open apart, he finished joint third in last month’s Brabazon Trophy at Formby, holing-in-one during his final round of 71.The first two days at Frilford Heath are confined to qualifying rounds with all 288 players completing one round over each course at the end of which the leading 64 progress to the match play knockout stage over the Red.On day one, Fitzpatrick starts his bid from the first tee of the Blue Course at 12.50pm, while Mullen starts an hour later from the tenth tee of the Red.Harry Ellis (Meon Valley, Hampshire, IoW & CI), who became the youngest winner of the title aged 16 at Silloth-on-Solway a year ago, is having a successful year. He won the Hampshire Junior Championship and was top individual in the South East Boys Qualifying, finished runner-up in the Hampshire Hog and the Michel Carlhian Trophy in France and became a boy cap in the European Boys Team Championships in Scotland recently.He begins his defence from the tenth on the Blue at 1.30pm, while Seb Crookall-Nixon (Workington, Cumbria), twice a winner of the English under 16 Championship and now at college in America, is off first at 8am from the tenth tee on the Blue.There are a number of other internationals in the star-studded field, including five members of England’s European Team Championship-wiining squad in Denmark earlier this month.Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW & CI), twice an English Amateur quarter finalist, sets off last at 2.20pm from the first on the Blue, Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) is off first from the tenth of the Red at 8am, while Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire), the South American Amateur champion, start from the tenth on the Red along with fellow international Jamie Rutherford (Knebworth, Hertfordshire) at 9.50am.Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent), another of the Euro title-winning squad, is off the first of the Blue at 8am along with former Mid Amateur champion Martin Young (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI), while English boy champion Patrick Kelly (Boston West, Lincolnshire) starts from the first on the Blue at 1.20pm along with former under 16 champion Jack Hermeston (City of Newcastle, Northumberland).The Championship starts at 8am on Monday 29th July and culminates with the 36-hole final on Saturday 3rd August. 23 Jul 2013 Open silver medalist Fitzpatrick focuses on English crown last_img read more

National Golf Month – The March Countdown

first_img There are only eight weeks until NGM begins. There are already thousands of events loaded ready to launch, but more are needed.Key Golf Club Activities NeededWe’re asking you to create events or deals to help Grow Golf, choose from:• Ladies’ Coaching Get Golfing Programmes for Ladies• Family Coaching Get Golfing Programmes for Families• Men’s Coaching Get Golfing Programmes for Men• Tee Times Play My Golf Course Deals with Special Offers to Attract Lapsed Golfers• Club Open Days Unique Days to Show Off Golf FacilitiesMobile Optimised WebsiteIt’s never been easier for your members to grow their business. The website www.nationalgolfmonth.com is now live. Golf Clubs and Golf Centres can sign up and post sessions (already pre-filled) through the link:https://www.mipins.com/national-golf-month/signup and PGA Golf Professionals can sign up and post sessions through the link: https://www.mipins.com/national-golf-month/pro-signup. It’s an easy journey – made even simpler by having the support of MiPins who have built the web operation. The website is also mobile optimised, making it easy to access from any device.Red Alien have kicked off the social media campaign. Please add [email protected]@hotmail.com to all your NGM2015 marketing and connect to the Facebook and Twitter Accounts.New for 2015 – 30ft Putt Challenge – Supporting Dementia UK., the 30ft Putt Challenge is a targeted non-skill event that everyone can get involved in. The most inventive will win a prize.Target Dates16.04.15 – The NGM Website will be fully populated with offers17.04.15 – Magazine advertising will be in full swing through Bauer Media’s supporting publications17.04.15 – Consumer radio advertising campaign will begin and run for 5 weeks (30 second slots on 30 radio stations across the UK)17.04.15 – Social Media consumer activity will be fully active17.04.15 – 30ft Putt Challenge will be launched20.04.15 – Website will be launched for the public to make bookingsPlease action all your events and deals now, so that when we start the marketing promotions you are ready to receive new players into our wonderful game.For more information contact Doug Poole at: [email protected] or visit the website www.nationalgolfmonth.com 10 Mar 2015 National Golf Month – The March Countdown last_img read more

Golf Week festival will celebrate grassroots golf

first_img A week-long festival, staged by England Golf to celebrate handicap and team golf, will get underway at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Monday, August 10.The first Golf Week, which runs until Friday, August 14, will use all three courses at Frilford Heath (Image © Leaderboard Photography) and will showcase a host of national finals for club golfers.James Crampton, the England Golf Championship Director, said: “We are looking forward to a wonderful week which will celebrate grassroots golf.“Frilford Heath is an excellent venue and their support for this new venture will help to make it a great success.”Highlights of the week include:• The final of the Junior Champion Club competition, which brings together teams of young representatives of each county in a 36-hole stableford event. This takes place on the Green course on Monday and Tuesday, August 10 and 11.• The final of the England Golf Captains’ tournament series, on the Red course on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12.• The Women’s Grand Medal Final, contested by 60 qualifiers from six regional events for the country’s best club medal players. This takes place on the Red course on Thursday, August 13.• The Fuller’s London Pride Gold Medal, contested by 63 club handicap golfers who have qualified for the final on the Red course on Friday, August 14.• The final of the new Club Team Championship will take place on the Blue course on Friday, August 14. Twenty-five teams, each of two men and two women, have come through qualifying rounds and will play off for title.The week also includes an annual invitational event for county presidents and secretaries and a competition for the club managers and captains of clubs hosting England Golf events.Click here for full details of all events. 4 Aug 2015 Golf Week festival will celebrate grassroots golf last_img read more

Science in the spotlight

first_imgThe theme of this year’s Insite exhibitionwas the role of science and technology inthe developing world. (Image: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre) A scale model of the MeerKAT prototype telescope was on view at Insite 2008. (Image: Square Kilometre Array)Janine ErasmusThe International Science, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (Insite) 2008, an initiative of the national Department of Science and Technology (DST), is the Southern African region’s premier platform for developments on the science and technology front. The theme for this year’s event, the third edition, was the role of science, innovation and technology as key drivers of economic growth and development.The event ran concurrently with the world conference of the International Association of Science Parks, held in an African country for the first time. The conference was hosted by South Africa’s first fully-accredited science park, the Innovation Hub, and carried the theme The role of Science and Technology Parks in accelerating knowledge economy growth – contrasts between emerging and more developed economies.The international scientific body has announced that it plans to open an African chapter in the near future, as members from the continent continue to sign up in their numbers. Science parks are seen as significant contributors to building a culture of technology and entrepreneurship – an area that poses major challenges for many developing countries – because they stimulate and manage knowledge flow between universities, research institutions, and business.However, while the establishment of science parks could assist emerging countries to become more competitive in the global knowledge market, the high cost of establishing these was often a deterrent, especially for young economies.Addressing delegates at the conference, Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa praised government interventions, especially in the development of strategic economic infrastructure, for contributing to the growth of the Gauteng economy.“The Innovation Hub was launched as part of these interventions in April 2005,” said Shilowa. “It is Africa’s first science park aimed at nurturing and growing enterprises in the knowledge sector of the economy.”South Africa, and other developing African countries, hopes to participate more in the 21st century in terms of science and technology, said Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngquka, as this would ensure that economic growth had a beneficial impact on citizens.Embracing open sourceIn addition, Insite featured a strong focus on open source software, with a number of companies – including Microsoft – presenting their views on the way forward for the open source sector. The event also commemorated World Software Freedom Day, which was launched in 2004 with the aim of educating and boosting awareness among the global public of the benefits of using top-quality open source software, both at work and at home. Software Freedom Day fell on 20 September.In South Africa, the DST has embraced the open source platform and is currently migrating software already in use to the open source equivalent. The department will also only install new applications that are based on open standards. This is in line with national government’s grand policy to implement open source solutions, which was approved by Cabinet in early 2007.“We promote open source not only because we want to use high quality software and the latest technology,” said science and technology director-general Phil Mjwara, “but because it is an excellent platform for scientific computing. It gives scientists access to the tools they require to perform their work no matter what area they decide to specialise in. Therefore you will find open source software in our bio-chemistry projects our astronomy projects, and our HLT and access programmes.”The DST’s National Advisory Council on Innovation runs entirely on open source software, using Kubuntu Linux as the operating system as well as OpenOffice and Firefox for productivity. The DST also runs open source software on its web servers, firewalls, PABX, proxies, mail relays and network tools, among others.Speaking in July 2008 at the opening of the GovTech 2008 conference in Durban, Minister of Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi named open source software and open standards as key components of efficient IT in government. Moloketi is known for her support of the open source platform and said that government IT providers must not dismiss open standards.Sport and biofuels also a focusAnother focus area at Insite was the role that technology plays in sport, with the Science and Technology in Sport conference also taking place during Insite. Here, the role of sport and recreation in demystifying science and technology amongst youth was examined. The conference also spotlighted the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and opportunities for the national development of sport participation in previously disadvantaged communities.Topics of discussion included a strategy on uniting African broadcasters for 2010, and the creation of home-grown models for producing winning sports stars. Respected sports scientist Tim Noakes and former Springbok coach Jake White, who guided the national rugby team to their second world championship in 2007, were guest speakers.The Bio2Biz SA 2008 conference, highlighting the resurgence of biofuels, tackled the need for alternative sources of fuel versus the need to judiciously use the earth’s cultivatable land. South Africa, as a developing country, could benefit from the positive spin-offs derived from biofuel production, such as job creation, economic upliftment of rural communities, and a closer relationship between the first and second economies. The country’s draft biofuels legislation is, however, sensitive to the issue of food security as it advises against the use of essential food crops and productive land to make biofuel.A variety of exhibitorsExhibitors at the event included, among many others, Breadbin, marketers of the Freedom Toaster, Microsoft, Carl Zeiss, Robotics SA, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site, the office of science and technology in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, and the Council for Geoscience. A model of the MeerKAT prototype telescope was also on display – this is part of the Karoo Array Telescope, which will be used in the core of the Square Kilometre Array telescope should South Africa win its bid to host the giant apparatus.The One Laptop Per Child project showed off the latest release of their low-cost laptop and demonstrated the machine’s capabilities.Insite 2008 also featured a strong international presence – the China pavilion showcased almost 40 exhibitors across a range of fields including medicine, nanotechnology, higher learning, science and technology exchange, research, agriculture, and engineering.A German pavilion featured the latest and best from this technology-savvy nation. A number of higher learning and research institutions were present, including the Universities of Stuttgart, Duisberg Essen, and Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel, and the German Development Institute Bonn.Visitors to Insite were also treated to the Madrid pavilion, which hosted the Madrid Chamber of Commerce, PromoMadrid Desarrollo Internacional de Madrid SA, and the Madrid Region Parks and Clusters Network, a network of six science parks located in the region.Other major pavilions were hosted by Japan, the International Association of Science Parks, and Open Source for Business, which featured open source pioneers Red Hat, Novell, Obsidian, Sita and Sun Microsystems.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus on [email protected] articlesScience and technologyAfrican eyes on the universeUseful linksInsiteDepartment of Science and TechnologySci-Bono Discovery CentreInternational Association of Science Parks 2008 world conferenceBio2Biz conferenceSoftware Freedom Daylast_img read more

Uddhav Thackeray faces acid test as he charts new course for Shiv Sena

first_imgWith the Maharashtra governor inviting the Shiv Sena to stake claim, Party chief Uddhav Thackeray now faces the biggest test of his political life to form a Sena-led government in the State, if the Congress and the NCP decide to support him. Mr. Thackeray, 59, a regional leader, stood up and held his ground against a national party (BJP) over a tussle for sharing power, a political analyst said on condition of anonymity. Now, he will have to prove his credentials as a leader who can navigate a new political path with parties like the Congress and the NCP, which are ideologically different, he said. “The tie-up will be with a national party and it remains to be seen how he will convince [Congress president] Sonia Gandhi to support him. Will he soften the fiery Hindutva stand, which the Shiv Sena espouses, or will that be an obstacle, the coming days will tell,” the analyst said. Another challenge for Mr. Thackeray will be whether to accept the post of Chief Minister, though there has been a clamour from some segments to project first time MLA and his son Aaditya as the Party’s Chief Ministerial face. “There could be a crisis in the Party if someone else is made (CM). There could be differences if another leader is appointed the Chief Minister,” the analyst said. While Mr. Thackeray has shown political sagacity and maturity, the BJP will not sit quiet and may try to topple a Sena-led government, he claimed. “Uddhav will have to keep his flock of MLAs together,” he said. Twenty years ago, Mr. Thackeray was seen as a reluctant politician, living a cosy life with his wife Rashmi and sons Aaditya and Tejas. The Sena leader, for whom photography is a passion, had set up an advertising agency called ‘Chaurang’. Like Rajiv Gandhi, who started out in politics by helping his mother Indira Gandhi, Uddhav Thackeray began assisting his father Bal Thackeray at a time when the firebrand Sena patriarch was aging and the party’s sphere was expanding, the analyst said. Amid new developments in the State’s political arena after the recent Assembly polls, Mr. Thackeray’s ability to lead his Party with its traditional street-fighter aggression would now face an acid test, he added.last_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka final: Zaheer Khan starts brilliantly, but loses plot in the end

first_imgHe had almost exorcised the ghost of his faltering start at the 2003 World Cup summit clash with a splendid beginning today against Sri Lanka, but ‘rhythm’ deserted Zaheer Khan in his last spell, which hurt India’s cause quite hard, yet again at the big stage.The complexion of the match and statistics of Zaheer changed drastically in the last five over when Sri Lanka opted for final batting powerplay.Zaheer, who has done exceedingly well in this World Cup, had conceded just 16 in his first seven overs but when he came to bowl at the death, the old follies resurfaced and his bowling was ripped apart.He was slammed for 17 runs in his ninth over by centurion Mahela Jayawardene and Nuwan Kulasekara, who swung the left-arm bowler over mid-wicket for a six before being dismissed off the last ball of the same over.Later, in final over, Zaheer was again carted for 18 runs, mainly by the bludgeoning blade of lower-order batsman Tissara Perera and after a very impressive beginning, the Indian bowling spearhead had to return with poor figures of 2 for 60.As a result, Sri Lanka, which was struggling at 211 for five after 45 overs, went on to score a challenging 274 for six in the end.Eight years ago in the Bull Ring of the Wanderers’ Stadium in South Africa, a nervous Zaheer’s first over cost India 15 runs and Australia never looked back from that flying start provided by the left arm paceman.The first over eight years ago included a spate of no-balls and wides against the great Australian pair of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden and India’s rivals rode on that disastrous over and captain Ricky Ponting’s pulverising 121-ball knock of 140 to make an imposing 359 for 2. Zaheer ended up with none for 67 in only seven overs.advertisementIndia went on to lose that contest, only their second entry into the tournament’s grand finale till then, by 125 runs.This was in sharp contrast to today’s splendid beginning by the left-arm pace spearhead, who went into the match with 19 wickets under his belt – two less than topper and Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi in the tournament – against Sri Lanka.He not only bowled three maiden overs, but also picked up the wicket of left-handed Lanka opener Upul Tharanga before conceding his first run of the match. His first spell read a superb 5-3-6-1 and he conceded his first run off the 20th ball he delivered.Zaheer was plagued by injuries and even lost his place in the Indian squad after the 2003 final before storming his way back into it after a stint with Worcestershire in the English county circuit.Since then the 32-year-old bowler, who has grabbed an identical 271 wickets in both Tests and ODIs, has been absolutely superb with the ball and the leader of the fast bowling pack.– With PTI inputslast_img read more

WITH WORKIN MOMS CBC RAISES THE BAR FOR CANADIAN TV

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement I never thought I’d say this, but CBC-TV is on a roll. It began in 2015, with the debut of Schitt’s Creek, a quietly amusing sitcom by Canadian Jewish father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy. In 2016, CBC introduced Kim’s Convenience, a fluffy story of Korean shopkeepers that has proven to be, if not gut-busting comedy, at least a cute, polished family comedy pushing minority representation across the country.Then came 2017, when Workin’ Moms walked in the door, and elevated CBC-TV to a whole other level.Unlike its saturated siblings, Workin’ Moms adopts a sharper tone, mixing adult themes with blunt swears. Showrunner and star Catherine Reitman has created a firmly 21st-century feminist series on par with other great contemporary, women-led televised series, down to the main character baring her breasts in the pilot episode. (My wife pointed out this bizarre trend to me: the leads of Girls, Orange is the New Black, GLOW and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel all appear shirtless, not throughout the series, but pointedly in the pilot, as if complying with some unspoken rite of passage.) WORKIN’ MOMS Twitterlast_img read more

Aphria names special committee to investigate allegations by shortsellers

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. — Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. says its board of directors has appointed a special committee of independent directors to review the company’s acquisition of LATAM Holdings Inc., which has been criticized by short-sellers.The company says it remains confident in the deal, but in the face of what it called “inaccurate and misleading accusations” by the short-sellers it is undertaking the comprehensive review.Quintessential Capital Management and Hindenburg Research have alleged that the cannabis grower’s acquisition of assets in Colombia, Argentina and Jamaica totalling $280 million from Scythian Biosciences were “largely worthless.”The special committee includes John Herhalt, Shlomo Bibas and Tom Looney.Herhalt, who is the lead independent director and the head of the audit committee, will lead the special committee.Shares in the company, which plunged in the wake of the allegations, were up about 32 per cent or $1.63 at $6.63 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today.The Canadian Presslast_img read more