Asbury Park 5K keeps gathering steam in return

first_imgThe second Saturday in August may once again be an important date for road racing in Asbury Park — beginning this Saturday, when road racing returns to the city. Organizers are expecting about 500 runners for the inaugural Asbury Park 5K, which starts at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Purpose at Heart program, which provides job training for high school students. It’s been 10 years since the Asbury Park 10K Classic road race move up the Garden State Parkway to become the George Sheehan Classic. At the height of its popularity, the 10K race attracted about 5,000 runners. As Asbury Park struggled in the early ’90s, entries dropped and the 10K distance became less popular, particularly for summer races, so the race was moved to a revitalized Red Bank. With this year’s move of the Sheehan Classic to Father’s Day weekend, the second Saturday in August became available, and assistant race director Phil Hinck noted that members of the Jersey Shore Runners Club had wanted to add another event. “Asbury Park is trying to make a big comeback, and we wanted to return to the city,” Hinck explained. “Ideally, we’d like to grow the race back up to attract the numbers that used to come down for the 10K.” The event is part of the Meridian Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix, according to Hinck. The Grand Prix also includes the Spring Lake 5, the George Sheehan Classic, the Belmar 5 and the Pier Village 5K in Long Branch. “We thought that one way to build interest would be to tie the races together,” Hinck said. “I’ve actually heard that some people rearranged their schedules to make all five. That’s a good sign.” Hinck noted that a point system has been created to award prizes to competitors who have run in all five races. Next year, plans call for a prize to be awarded for anyone who finishes all five races. The Asbury Park 5K offers an interesting double loop course that begins on Fifth Avenue. From there, runners will turn left on Grand Street to Wesley Lake. They will follow the lake around to Ocean Avenue and then repeat the loop. The race concludes in front of Convention Hall. Runners can register at www.active.com (type Asbury Park 5K in the search box) through Thursday or at the event on race day. The entry fee is $25. For more information call (732) 571-2162. — Warren Rappleyealast_img read more

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PSG chief says nothing to hide over Neymar, Mbappe transfers

first_imgParis St Germain’s new striker Kylian Mbappe said he joined “for the project” and not just to play alongside Brazil’s talisman Neymar, as the French club’s president added that his record summer transfers had been carried out in complete transparency.Mbappe joined PSG on an initial season-long loan from Monaco weeks after the Ligue 1 club signed Neymar for a world record 222 million euros.PSG will complete a permanent deal for Mbappe in 12 month’s time in a deal worth about 180 million euros, which would make him the world’s second most expensive player.“For me it was the project that was going to allow me to develop, to learn while winning. And win right away. We only have one career and it goes quickly,” the 18-year-old France forward told a news conference on Wednesday.PSG’s deals for Neymar, who they signed from Barcelona after meeting the price in his buyout clause, and Mbappe has triggered an investigation into a possible breach of Financial Fair Play rules by UEFA, European football’s governing body.But club president Nasser al-Khelaifi, sat beside Mbappe, said PSG had nothing to hide.“We’re very confident in our position, in our recruitment,” al-Khelaifi said. “We paid everything in a transparent way. We have nothing to hide.”Mbappe, who grew up in a gritty Parisian suburb, said his price tag will not affect his performances and that he would enter the changing room full of humility.The teenager had been linked with a host of top European clubs during the close season. Mbappe told Wednesday’s news conference he had wanted to remain in France and PSG offered him the dream opportunity to return to his home city.last_img read more

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Tusker’s Situma doubtful for GOtv Shield final

first_img“For the Thursday match, it might be tricky but probably I can try for Sunday’s game against City Stars,” the hard working utility player said.Situma has been a pillar of the Tusker side throughout their campaign this season and his leadership will be a huge miss as they play the Shield final for the first time in 11 years.The last time the Brewers reached the final of the tournament was in 2005 when they ended up losing 2-1 to World Hope, now City Stars.In his absence, head coach Paul Nkata will look onto Eugene Asike and Ugandan Martin Kizza with Asike having returned to full training after recovering from a knock and was part of the 18-man squad for the match against Bandari.“There is pressure, honestly because the champions and the teams below us are breathing on our necks. The gap is small and we are at a position where we have to take each of the remaining six games very seriously,” Nkata who joined the Ruaraka based club at the start of the season told Capital Sport. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaTusker players looked in high spirits in their final training session on Wednesday morning with their focus squarely fixed on breaking a 23-year wait for the GOtv Shield title.“We have stayed so long without winning this trophy and we will try our best to see that we can get it on the team’s table. It is not easy though because we have had a very tight schedule, travelling and playing a match within three days. But we will do everything possible to win that trophy,” the Ugandan tactician offered.The two sides have met twice in the league this season with Ulinzi winning the first leg 2-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos while Tusker won the reverse fixture 2-1 in Nakuru.Tusker who are also chasing the league title remain confident they can lift both titles at the end of the season and Nkata who joined the side from Muhoroni Youth at the start of the season is eager to get silverware in Ruaraka.“We cannot play all four games at a go. We take each match at a time. It is not a big gap yet (with Gor Mahia) so we can’t start celebrating. But if we manage to get two wins in those four games, then we can start talking about the championship,” Nkata said of his side’s hunt for the league title.Tusker finished without a trophy last season having won the Top 8 Cup back to back in 2013 and 2014.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“We have the right quality; we have the spirit and the drive to do it. It has been a long time since the team won and most of us were very young at that time but I believe this season we can deliver the title. It will be a great honor for us, the fans and the company,” skipper James Situma told Capital Sport. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19- Tusker FC skipper James Situma is a doubt for Thursday’s GOtv Shield final against Ulinzi Stars at the Nyayo National Stadium due to a knee injury picked up against Bandari in Mombasa.Situma sat out of training on Wednesday morning as he waited on a scan on his knee to ascertain the extent of the injury, though he says he only felt it after returning from the Coastal town.last_img read more

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MASSIVE SALE CONTINUES AT MICHAEL MURPHY SPORTS AND LEISURE

first_imgJason Quigley visiting the store shortly after it opened.After a busy first Christmas, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure is gearing up for 2015. The shop’s massive January sale continues with huge reductions across all leading brands, including Nike, Asics, Adidas, Puma, Canterbury and Underarmour.There are also big reductions in the golf shop, so whether you’re a golfer, a GAA fan, an outdoor enthusiast or a fitness fanatic, you’ll pick up great bargains at the Station Roundabout shop in Letterkenny. While only open five months, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure hit the ground running in 2014. Since opening its doors in August, the shop has welcomed visitors from across Donegal and further afield.The opening weekend saw thousands of visitors flock to the store, while the Facebook page reached 10,000 likes in just one week.The first few weeks in business coincided with the All-Ireland fever that gripped Donegal this summer. The place was a hive of activity, as media from RTE to Sky Sports and Today FM broadcast from the shop in an effort to capture the colour and excitement within the county.Other visitors in these first few months included Donegal boxer Jason Quigley, snooker champion Ken Doherty and World Number One Darts Champion, Michael van Gerwen and Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis.In November, Michael captained the International Rules team in Australia, before Neil Gallagher and himself headed off to Boston for the All-stars tour. In December, the shop added another All-Ireland winner to its team, when Laura Gallagher and her Termon Ladies’ colleagues became the first Donegal club to win any level of All-Ireland ladies football club title. Another team member, Tony McNamee, topped off 2014 by signing with Finn Harps and winning an U21 medal with Milford GAA.Michael, Neil and all the team at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure would like to thank everyone for their support in their first year in business and wish their customers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. MASSIVE SALE CONTINUES AT MICHAEL MURPHY SPORTS AND LEISURE was last modified: December 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Michael Murphy Sports and Leisurelast_img read more

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Man City 2-1 Hoffenheim: Sane scores twice as Guardiola’s men top Group F

first_imgThere was almost an immediate response from City, but Gabriel Jesus, in for the absent Sergio Aguero, could only direct his header from eight yards onto the post.City continued to dominate and were again denied by the woodwork.This time Nicloas Otamendi flicked a Ilkay Gundogan cross onto the crossbar.It looked as if City had wasted their chance to equalise, but in first-half stoppage time, Sane produced a moment of brilliance when he struck a dipping effort from 30 yards beyond Oliver Baumann. Latest Football News After the break, Pep Guardiola was left with his head in his hands as he tried to work out how his team were not in front.Laporte drew a double save from Baumann following a corner early in the second half.His attempts would not have counted as Sane’s cross was ruled to have gone out of play but City were in the ascendancy.Then, a superb counter attack, led by Raheem Sterling saw him power forward without a Hoffenheim player in sight, before playing in Sane who then found Bernado Silva, but he failed to provide the finishing touch. RANKED 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Sane nets a stunning free-kick to make it 1-1 Sane and City had their second just after the hour mark. Sterling was again involved and passed to the German who took a touch and this time he made no mistake.City went in search of more and Phil Foden began to grow in confidence.Both he and Sane shot over before Foden met a Sterling cross with a powerful left-foot volley that Baumann tipped over, but City had done enough to get the victory. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Leroy Sane celebrates his first goal Leroy Sane scored either side of the break as Manchester City came from behind to win beat Hoffenheim 2-1 in their final Champions League match – and top Group F as a result.After Aymeric Laporte had hauled down Benjamin Hubner, Hoffenheim were awarded a penalty and Andrej Kramaric waited for Ederson to go the wrong way before slotting it in. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED MONEY BEST OF 4 REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Phil Foden reacts after his powerful volley was saved Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow Star ManSane was the hero for Manchester City on a night where they could and should have had more than two goals.His equalising free-kick was one Cristiano Ronaldo would have been proud of, as it dipped and swerved into the net.The German’s second goal was far more straightforward – but proved to be the decisive goal.Moment of the matchHow it could be anything other than that set-piece from Sane.While it is cliche to say it was in as soon as it left his boot, truer words could not have been spoken more in this case, as he gave Baumann absolutely no chance with his first of the night.Final Group F table Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice 4 4last_img read more

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Work Continues On State Road 160

first_imgIndiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will chip seal 40 lane miles of State Road 160 in Washington and Scott counties next week—weather permitting—placing surface treatment material on the east-west highway between Salem and Henryville. On Monday and Tuesday (AUGUST 14 & 15), pavement preservation operations will proceed along the eastbound lane of S.R. 160 from S.R. 60 to Interstate 65.  Wednesday and Thursday (AUGUST 16 & 17), chip seal will be placed in the westbound lane from I-65 to S.R. 60. Flaggers will be onsite to direct motorists around crews and equipment.  The S.R. 160 chip seal will coat the highway’s surface with liquid asphalt—sealing pavement cracks and protecting the roadbed from harmful ultraviolet rays.   Small chips of limestone will be used to “choke” the asphalt’s fluidity and minimize adhesion to tires.  These aggregate chips also restore surface friction—optimizing maneuverability and stopping capabilities.   Chip seal applications are highly cost-effective as a pavement preservation measure.  Every $1 spent saves $6 to $14 in subsequent expenditures.last_img read more

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Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportCongress has returned to Washington after an extended summer break. The House Ways and Means Committee held its first markup of the season on September 8. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recommended that the IRS modernize its offer in compromise public inspection processes. Additionally, the IRS issued final regulations intended to facilitate payment of benefits partly in the form of an annuity and partly as a single sum. The IRS also warned tax professionals to remain vigilant as cybercriminals have stepped up their scams.CongressHouse. The House Ways and Means Committee on September 8 approved by voice vote the CO-OP Consumer Protection Bill of 2016 (HR 954), legislation that would exempt certain individuals from the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) (P.L. 111-148), individual shared responsibility requirement (also known as the individual mandate). (TAXDAY, 2016/09/09, C.1). The measure now heads to the House floor.House Republicans have scheduled a planning conference for September 15 to discuss the possible impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, a House Republican leadership aide told Wolters Kluwer on September 7 (TAXDAY, 2016/09/08, C.1). Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said there will be a vote on the privileged resolution filed by some House members in July (TAXDAY, 2016/07/15, C.2).Senate. Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., released a discussion draft on September 8 of his proposed Retirement Improvements and Savings Enhancements (RISE) Bill (TAXDAY, 2016/09/09, C.2). Some notable changes include an increase in the age for taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) and eliminating ROTH conversions for IRAs and employer-sponsored plans.TreasuryOIC Files. TIGTA reported that the needs to modernize its processes relating to offer in compromise (OIC) public inspection files (Ref. No. 2016-IE-R008; TAXDAY, 2016/09/09, T.1). TIGTA recommended that the IRS develop processes to convert paper-based OIC public inspection files to an electronic format to better manage the retrieval, movement, retention, and destruction of files.IRSDefined Benefit Plans. Final regulations were issued regarding the minimum present value requirements applicable to certain defined benefit pension plans, which are to apply to distributions with annuity starting dates in plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2017 (T.D. 9783; TAXDAY, 2016/09/09, I.1). The regulatory changes are designed to facilitate payment of benefits partly in the form of an annuity and partly as a single sum.Cyberattacks. The IRS warned that cybercriminals are stepping-up their attacks on tax professionals, with a number of professionals falling victim in recent days (IR-2016-119; TAXDAY, 2016/09/06, I.2). Some practitioners have reported malware and other attacks that enable cybercriminals to remotely take over their computer systems and file fraudulent returns.Mortality Tables. The IRS has updated the static mortality tables used under Code Sec. 430(h)(3)(A) in calculating the funding target and other items for valuation dates occurring during calendar year 2017 (Notice 2016-50; TAXDAY, 2016/09/06, I.4). The IRS also modified “unisex” mortality tables for use in determining minimum present value under Code Sec. 417(e)(3) for distributions with annuity starting dates that occur during stability periods beginning in calendar year 2017.Vehicle Certification and Reporting. The IRS updated the address to which a vehicle manufacturer or, in the case of a foreign vehicle manufacturer, its domestic distributor) must send vehicle certifications and quarterly reports for the plug-in electric vehicle credit (Notice 2016-51; TAXDAY, 2016/09/09, I.2).Estate Tax Liens. The IRS has consolidated processing of applications for discharge of property from estate tax liens in its collection division (TAXDAY, 2016/09/06, I.5). To ensure timely processing, filers should submit applications on Form 4422 with required documentation at least 45 days prior to its need.By Jessica Jeane and Jalisa Mathis, Wolters Kluwer News Stafflast_img read more

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10 wounded in shooting near New Orleans’ French Quarter

first_img(AP) — Ten people were shot and wounded early Sunday near the French Quarter in New Orleans, a popular spot for tourists. Hours later in another part of town, another shooting killed two men and wounded two others.Police said both shootings remain under investigation, and authorities did not immediately draw any connection between them.Two of the 10 people shot on Canal Street near the French Quarter were in critical condition in local hospitals, Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said. No arrests were announced by midday Sunday, and police did not immediately release information about any of the victims.“What happened in our city overnight was a cowardly and senseless act that we cannot and will not tolerate,” Ferguson said in a statement.He said New Orleans has seen a significant reduction in violent crime over the past four years.Ferguson told The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune that a person of interest has been detained, but it was not immediately clear whether the person had any connection to the shooting.The first shootings happened about 3:20 a.m. on a busy commercial block of Canal Street that has streetcar tracks and is near many hotels.Ferguson said police quickly responded to the scene as patrols were heightened for this weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.“While this investigation is in the very beginning stages, one thing is certain — we will not stop until we identify and arrest those responsible,” Ferguson said in his statement.New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell also pledged to bring the perpetrators to justice.“The shootings on Canal Street early this morning were an ugly disruption of an otherwise beautiful holiday weekend. We will do everything we can to wrap the victims and their families in our love and support, and to bring the criminals responsible to justice,” she said via Twitter on Sunday.Kenneth Culbreth told The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune that he had gone into a CVS pharmacy in the early morning hours to make a quick purchase. Moments later, he walked out to a crime scene.“On my way out of the CVS, I heard pops,” Culbreth said. “It was so many, I couldn’t keep count.”Culbreth spent the rest of the morning watching the scene, with law enforcement and several emergency vehicles moving in and out at a rapid pace.Police initially said 10 people were wounded. They later said 11 were wounded, but the police department then sent a statement saying the correct number was 10.The shooting on Canal Street happened near the spot where 10 people were shot, one of them fatally, on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter on Nov. 27, 2016. One man was convicted of attempted manslaughter and obstruction of justice, but jurors could not reach a verdict on a second-degree murder charge. Another man awaits trial.The shooting Sunday afternoon that killed two men and wounded two others happened in a residential area about 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of the French Quarter.last_img read more

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NMC appeals PM to implement 7th pay commission recommendations

first_imgJammu, Nov 30 (PTI) National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite the implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations by issuing an administrative order.”We appeal to the Prime Minister to expedite the implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations by issuing an administrative order immediately so that the implementation of the same takes place from January 1, 2016 as per the commitment made by the NDA government to the salaried class,” NMC President Subash Shastri said.Shastri said as the recommendations were now out, there should be no delay in implementing them when the next union cabinet meeting is held.He said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should immediately request the Prime Minister to sanction the funds for the implementation of the pay commission for the state.NMC President said that the state government should undertake the efforts on war footing so that Jammu and Kashmir becomes the first state in the country to implement the 7th pay commission recommendations. PTI TSS AB DK BSA IKAlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli named captain of Cricket Australia’s Test Team of 2016, David Warner misses cut

first_imgCricket Australia has not only included Virat Kohli in its best Test XI of the Year but also made him the captain to lead a team which also includes Australia Test skipper Steve Smith. (Kohli vs Dhoni in 2016: How India’s two captains fared)A day after the International Cricket Council (ICC) left out the Indian Test skipper from its Test team of the Year, Australian cricket board released its team on the CA website which has as many as six changes from the one released by the game’s governing body on Thursday. (Ashwin lone Indian in ICC’s Test Team of 2016; Kohli named captain of ODI team)Steve Smith, kept as No. 12 in the ICC Test team, quite obviously finds himself in the playing eleven in the team but David Warner, who hasn’t had a great year in the longer format, has been left out. (Kohli, Root are the best right now, says Ian Botham)While the ICC had a qualification period that ran from September 14, 2015 to September 20, 2016, cricket.com.au came up with a Test XI based on performances in the calendar year. (Virat has to wait for ODI captaincy: Ganguly)India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, ICC’s Cricketer of the Year, has also been included in the team which also figures Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath. (Is Ravichandran Ashwin India’s greatest match-winner already?)Cricket Australia 2016 Test Team of the Year:  Azhar Ali (Pakistan)Joe Root (England)Steve Smith (Australia)Virat Kohli (India, captain)Ben Stokes (England)Jonny Bairstow (England)Quinton de Kock (South Africa, wk)Ravichandran Ashwin (India)Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)Mitchell Starc (Australia)Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)advertisementlast_img read more

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