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first_imgDay One: “The Deep Creek Deluge” – September 5th As we chill out after a busy summer at Deep Creek Lake/Wisp Resort and prepare for the epic paddleboard tour, the weather channel is forecasting flash floods for Western Maryland for the evening. The extended forecast for the rest of the week does not look much better: 6”- 10” of rainfall over the next 3 days. What a way to start out on a five-state, 24-lakes river stand up paddleboard adventure. The only positive from the weather report is that Hurricane Katia is most likely going to make a turn to the right and not come ashore in North Carolina later in the week. A friend from my days at Snowshoe Mountain, Jeff Gee, is joining me for the first 4 days of the tour. This tour is all about paddleboarding and relaxing. I am not going to let a little rain (no, a lot of rain) ruin the epic adventure.Our evening paddle launched at Deep Creek Lake State Park. This is one of the nicest parks in the Maryland Park system. We launched at the beach area, which is a great place to learn the sport of paddleboarding. Wisp Resort operates the beach concession at the park and offers paddleboard rentals, tours and instruction. This area of the lake offers a great 1 – 2 hour paddle to the end of Carmel Cove. Carmel Cove is a no wake area (powerboats must make no wakes) and the reward at the end of the cove is a narrow water trail into a marsh and past a couple of beaver dams. The water is clear and you can see some of the tree stumps from when the lake was built back in the 1920s. The air temperature was a cool 58 with heavy rain and the water temperature was 72. The water was calm, a rarity for the last unofficial day of summer; the cool rainy weather has even sent the locals of Deep Creek Lake seeking shelter. As I drove to the state park, even the large end of season party at the Honi Honi was dampened with the rain. Hopefully the weather will improve later in the week; otherwise it is going to be the Soggy Bottom Stand Up Paddleboard Tour.The photos were provided by another friend from the days at Snowshoe and now at Wisp Resort, John McCracken. We tried to convince John to join us for the rest of the tour, but to no avail. 1 2last_img read more


first_img1. An encore careerStarting another career near retirement age is not an uncommon thing anymore as people are living longer. You have decades of experience in your field and there are those out there that can benefit greatly from your knowledge, or perhaps you might enjoy something in a new field. If you aren’t too keen on the idea of a nine to five again, consulting and freelance work are both great ways to keep a nice cash flow on your own schedule.2. Monetize a hobbyEveryone has something that they love doing, and now that you are retiring you’ll have even more time to do it. With all that time, suddenly you are making too much food, or growing too many vegetables and flowers, or perhaps you have made too many custom pieces in your workshop. There is no reason you couldn’t sell off the excess for a little extra money. Never let the fact that you enjoy something make you feel like you can’t earn some cash on the side for doing it, and never let the money make you stop loving it.3. Sell off assetsOne of the best things that you can do when you retire is downsize. Whether you plan to travel less or a lot more, chances are that you have a bunch of goods laying around that you aren’t going to need anymore. You may have thousands of dollars in collectibles or a second vehicle that you aren’t going to need. They aren’t serving a purpose in their material state, so why not sell them and turn them into cash?4. Buying and renting propertyThe United States real estate market has been an extremely safe investment given the current overall uncertain climate globally. Real Estate has always been a rather safe investment and if you have the existing capital it can be a great way to supplement retirement income. Buying a rental property for retirement income is not completely without risk, but it can pay off for many.5. Take a hard look at your investmentsThis isn’t very unconventional and shouldn’t just be done by retirees but is worth mention as too many get comfortable with their investments. Take some time to review all of your savings and investments and make adjustments as needed. You spent your whole life making money and saving, now you have to make sure your savings are making you money. Look at your investment portfolio for any poorly performing investments and reinvest them elsewhere. 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more


first_imgThe Sheriff’s Office says, 16 year-old Elena M. Moose has been missing since Tuesday. 2:08 P.M. UPDATE: They say if anyone has any information in regards to knowing where she is, you are to call them at 607-778-8861. FENTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in finding a missing teen. She is 5 foot 4 inches and 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a red jacket and leggings. The Sheriff’s Office says she may be in the Jamestown or the Ogdensburg New York area. Moose is described to be a white female with blue eyes and brown hair. FENTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says Moose has been found and is returned to their residence. —–last_img


first_imgWorld Travel Awards has revealed its Middle East 2020 winners as part of an inaugural Middle East Winners Day.Winners include Dubai, which fended off stiff competition to emerge as ‘Middle East’s Leading Destination’, while Oman was acknowledged with awards for both ‘Middle East’s Leading Cultural Destination’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’. – Advertisement – Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.Graham Cooke, founder, World Travel Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. “They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.”He added: “The World Travel Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. “This shows that the appetite for travel and tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins.”In the aviation sector, Etihad Airways was named ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline – First Class’, while Oman Air lifted ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline – Business Class’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline – Economy Class’. Dubai International Airport scooped ‘Middle East’s Leading Airport’.Other winners include Dubai Tourism (‘Middle East’s Leading Tourism Board’); Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (‘Middle East’s Leading Theme Park’); Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (‘Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction’); Nirvana Travel & Tourism (‘Middle East’s Leading Tour Operator’); Jannah Hotels & Resorts (‘Middle East’s Leading Luxury Halal Hotel Brand’); Almosafer (‘Middle East’s Leading Leisure Travel Agency’); Duty Free Operator (‘Middle East’s Leading Airport’); Avis (‘Middle East’s Leading Business Car Rental Company’) and Amadeus (‘Middle East’s Leading Travel Technology Provider’).WinnersFor a full list of winners take a look here.Breaking Travel News earlier caught up with Sky Prime Aviation Services to see how it felt to have won – take a look here.More InformationWorld Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.For more information about World Travel Awards, visit the official website. – Advertisement – Ras Al Khaimah’s wealth of adrenaline offerings led the United Arab Emirates emirate to the title of ‘Middle East’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’.In the hospitality sector, the contemporary beachside retreat Jumeirah Al Naseem was voted ‘Middle East’s Leading Hotel’, whilst Atlantis, the Palm Dubai collected ‘Middle East’s Leading Resort’. The minimal opulence of Armani Hotel Dubai was merited with the award for ‘Middle East’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel’. – Advertisement –center_img OlderVirgin Atlantic to offer St Vincent service from next June Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi won dual honours, with titles for both ‘Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Business & Conference Hotel’. Park Hyatt Dubai was named ‘Middle East’s Leading Corporate Resort’, while Mandarin Oriental Jumeira was heralded ‘Middle East’s Leading Luxury City Resort’.New arrival on Dubai’s luxury hospitality scene, Address Sky View, picked up ‘Middle East’s Leading New Hotel’.The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. – Advertisement –last_img read more


first_img“We see [the circular] as an attempt to silence the students’ movement,” he said.The BEM SI also demanded that the government evaluate the National Police for alleged violence against and repression of protesters, including students and activists.The police have been under fire for allegedly using excessive force against protestors and journalists during mass rallies last week after the House of Representatives passed the omnibus bill on job creation into law on Oct. 8.Read also: More journalists assaulted by police during Job Creation Law protests: AJI Thousands were apprehended in the nationwide rallies, and activists have accused the police of abusing protestors.Bagas added that the demonstrators were seeking a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.“We hope the President will come see us because the public has staged protests a number of times, but the government never listens,” he said.However, Jokowi was not in the Jakarta Presidential Palace during the protest on Friday. He was staying at Bogor Palace.“He is at the palace [in Bogor] to attend an internal agenda, receiving several guests and ministers,” Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono told kompas.com on Friday morning.Read also: Muhammadiyah slams police for alleged brutality in handling jobs law protestsHeru maintained that Jokowi’s absence from Jakarta was not to avoid the protest, adding that the president liked to work in Bogor Palace as the weekend approached.“Usually, he is [in Bogor Palace] on Thursday and Friday,” he said.Jokowi sent a member of his special staff, Aminuddin Ma’ruf, to meet the protesters in front of Merdeka Palace at 3 p.m.“I will convey the BEM SI’s statement regarding the jobs law to the president,” he said.At the Kuningan Flyover, students reportedly burned tires in the middle of the road while delivering speeches. Traffic under the flyover was diverted by the police.The protestors dispersed as heavy rain hit the capital city at about 4:15 p.m. South Jakarta Police personnel escorted the students from Kuningan to their starting point in East Jakarta.The protesters at Merdeka Palace, however, withstood the rain for a while before it got heavier and prompted them to leave at 4:30 p.m.Before the students’ departure, a speaker read out their demands in front of Central Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Heru Novianto. The students booed Jokowi for once again failing to meet the protesters and sending a representative instead.Earlier, Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said some 18,000 personnel from the police, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) had been deployed in the capital city to beef up security during the student protest.Opposition to the jobs law continued in other regions on Friday as well, such as in Bogor regency and Sukabumi, West Java. In Bogor, members of a local labor group demanded that Bogor Regent Ade Yasin send a letter to Jokowi urging him to issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to rescind the omnibus law.Meanwhile, about 100 protesters, consisting of students, farmers and workers demonstrated in front of the Sukabumi Legislative Council building. A downpour drenched the protesters, but they continued to deliver speeches until two councilors, Maming Surita of the Democratic Party and Wawan Juanda of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) met with them in the rain.Students and workers have said they will continue taking to the streets until the omnibus law is revoked.“We will keep fighting back. The wave of demonstrations will continue,” Federation of Cigarette, Tobacco, Food and Beverage Workers Unions (FSP RTMM) deputy head Tugino said in a virtual discussion on Friday.Topics : Thousands of students from the National Association of University Student Executive Bodies (BEM SI) staged another round of protests on Friday to demand that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo rescind the controversial Job Creation Law, as well as to convey their opposition to protest restrictions and alleged police brutality.The students, who were from 26 universities under the BEM SI, gathered at the Arjuna Wiwaha monument, better known as the Horse Statue, near the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta at 1 p.m. Other groups of students gathered at the Kuningan Flyover in South Jakarta. Some students carried signs rejecting the law, such as “Vote of No Confidence”.Bagas Maroupindra, BEM SI coordinator for Greater Jakarta and Banten, said Friday’s protests continued the students’ fight against the contentious jobs law and expressed their objection to an Oct. 9 Education and Culture Ministry circular that called on university students not to take part in jobs law protests.last_img read more


first_imgMikel Arteta gives latest update on Kieran Tierney availability for Man City vs Arsenal Comment Arteta hopes to have Tierney available (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)Quizzed on whether Tierney had already tested positive for the virus earlier this summer, Arteta bluntly replied: ‘I cannot discuss individual medical things here.’Tierney had released a statement after learning the news expressing his frustration at the situation.‘I’m so disappointed and frustrated to be in this situation,’ said Tierney. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I have adhered to all regulations and made sure I was socially distancing from my team mates in the hotel. I’ve also tested negative.‘I know Arsenal and the SFA [Scottish Football Association] are now in discussions with the Scottish authorities to gain a further understanding.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Oct 2020 11:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link288Shares Tierney still hopes to feature against City (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta ‘hopes’ Kieran Tierney can play for Arsenal against Manchester City this weekend despite the left-back initially being ruled out after an outbreak of coronavirus on international duty.Tierney was said to be in contact with Stuart Armstrong – the Southampton midfielder who tested positive for the virus – while away with Scotland and was put into self-isolation for 14 days from October 6.That spell in self-isolation would see him miss Saturday’s clash with Pep Guardiola’s side, however, Arteta revealed discussions are ongoing and that Tierney could be available.Asked if Tierney could play this weekend, Arteta replied: ‘I hope so.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘This is getting very complicated when we are sending players abroad and obviously you lose control, some authorities have different regulations to the actual ones in the Premier League. ‘We are still having some discussions with the authorities and hopefully we will know more this afternoon.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgRead Also: Hazard set for Real Madrid return against Eibar Loading… Between 2016 and 2018 he enjoyed regular first-team football in Eredivisie in the Netherlands across spells with Go Ahead Eagles and Willem II but a 2019 loan move to Spanish second tier side Extremadura broke down. The Spanish club blamed Liverpool for sending the documentation over late following the agreement of a deal, while the former Spain Under-17 youth international had been linked with a return to Spanish football. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The defensive midfielder spent nine years in the youth setup at Valencia before joining the English giants as a 16-year-old and subsequently rose through the youth ranks at Anfield. He made 11 first-team appearances at the Merseyside club but was never likely to have a long-term future in Jurgen Klopp’s squad and will play in France next season.center_img Liverpool have confirmed midfielder Pedro Chirivella will leave the club at the end of his contract this month to join Ligue 1 club Nantes. Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Most Expensive Mistakes The World Has Ever Madelast_img read more


first_img The Newcastle fans voiced their displeasure at both Pardew and owner Mike Ashley – who was present at the Liberty Stadium – regularly during an entertaining contest, with the visitors desperately short of confidence and still seeking their first win of the league campaign. Swansea had made their best start to a Premier League campaign but they had gone three games without a win and it showed as both sides took time to settle. An early spell of shadow boxing ended when Gabriel Obertan fired just wide and the chance seemed to spur Swansea into action at the other end. Bony played Ki Sung-yueng’s pass to Gylfi Sigurdsson and a simple one-two saw the Ivorian bear down on goal and slot home pass Tim Krul for his first goal since scoring for the Ivory Coast at the World Cup in Brazil. It was also Sigurdsson’s fifth assist of a productive Premier League season but from a Newcastle perspective their defence had been breached far too easily. Shelvey’s delicate chip cleared Krul’s crossbar following some slick Swans approach play and the hosts almost doubled their advantage after 38 minutes. Another free-flowing move had threatened to break down but Sigurdsson helped it onto Nathan Dyer and he beat his marker Paul Dummett with ease. Dyer’s cross found Bony but Krul produced an excellent save to divert his volley wide at the expense of a corner. Cisse was starting for the first time on Saturday since fracturing a patella in April and he repeated his two-goal show against Hull last month when he came on as a substitute to stun Garry Monk’s side. Swansea twice took the lead through Wilfried Bony and Wayne Routledge, but the Senegal striker took advantage of some slack home marking to score Newcastle’s first away goals in the top flight since March 1. Newcastle had barely functioned as an attacking force but two minutes before half-time Obertan got the better of Neil Taylor and Cisse stole across Ashley Williams at the near post to beat Lukasz Fabianski in the Swansea goal. Swansea responded immediately with Bony seeing a shot blocked by his skipper Williams before driving a fierce effort over, but Newcastle’s luck held only until five minutes into the second half. Sigurdsson held off Moussa Sissoko, perhaps too forcefully for Pardew’s liking, to slip a pass into Routledge’s path with Dummett playing him onside in the left-back position. Krul came rushing off his line but Routledge nonchalantly beat him with a delightful chip to restore Swansea’s lead. Newcastle were making little attacking headway and came close to conceding a third when Sigurdsson’s back heel found Bony and the Ivorian just failed to keep his chip under Krul’s bar. Bony was almost on the scoresheet again when he met Dyer’s centre sweetly and Krul pulled a save from right out of the top drawer. And that stop proved more important moments later when substitute Sammy Ameobi evaded the challenge of Federico Fernandez and crossed for Cisse to volley home from close range. Cisse almost completed his hat-trick with 10 minutes remaining when Emmanuel Riviere’s blocked shot fell to him inside the six-yard area but he couldn’t maintain his balance and the chance was lost. Papiss Cisse eased some of the pressure on under-fire Newcastle manager Alan Pardew as his second brace of the season secured a precious Barclays Premier League point as the Magpies drew 2-2 at Swansea. Press Associationlast_img read more


first_img… added incentives for participating playersBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Despite the somewhat unseasonal weather and what is expected to be soggy outfields, occasioned by last weekend’s consistent showers, the Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) 2017 season is set to get underway here on Saturday with matches in the premier, first and second divisions.The Elite League, which was introduced in 2016, commences on Sunday while the women go into action on Sunday, June 4.Still battling with the loss of one of its premier venue, Ellesemere, which according to SCA president Shiv Persaud affected the T20 competition and the regular season playoffs last year, the SCA is aiming for a September ending instead of what took place in 2016 when it was forced to extend the season to October.The introduction of the eight-team Elite League in 2016 which followed a six-year dominance by Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club (HACC) in the Premiere League, also saw a changing of the guard with Victoria Park Cricket Club (VPCC) enjoying a fruitful season and emerging as the undisputed champions.VPCC, which included former Guyana Under-19 all-rounder and captain Eugene LaFleur made light work of Scarborough Cricket Club (SCC) in a lopsided final, played at the Ashtonbee ground, after earlier disposing of HACC in the previous weekend’s semi-final encounter, which was played at the same venue.It was also a second consecutive final defeat for SCC following their loss to HACC in the 2015 Premiere League final.While Victoria Park were celebrating in grand style, Toronto Cricketers were also marking their entry into the Elite League with a hard-fought 29-run win over archrivals Islanders in the Premiere League final, played on the adjoining ground.VPCC are expected once more to feature the bowlers who were responsible for the destruction of both SCC and HACC – left-arm spinner Parth Desai and leg-spinner Shailesh Patel, who spun webs around their opponents. Their batting hinges on LaFleur, Krunal Patel, Shailesh Patel, Anand Erramilli and Aashin Patwari.HACC, who are aiming to bounce back into the reckoning this year, will see a new player at the helm, with former Guyana wicketkeeper/batsman Azib Ali Hanif taking over the reins from long-standing skipper Hemnarine Chattergoon who announced his retirement at the end of last season.However, while one Chattergoon is leaving, another in the form of his brother, former Guyana Under-19 opener Harrinarine Chattergoon is returning after a one-year hiatus.It will be recalled that Chattergoon holds the record for the highest individual score in the Premiere League, a record-breaking 268 against Durham in the 2015 which saw HACC rack up a whopping 618 for six in their allotted 50 overs. He is also a useful off-spinner.Among the other batsmen, who are expected to feature prominently are former Guyana and West Indies B team player Krishna Arjune, Hanif, Azhad Amidon, Reyaz Prahalad, who missed most of last year because of injury, Damodar Daesrath, Zaheer Allard, Farook Hussain and Looknauth Ramsuchit. Former Guyana and West Indies One-day player Royston Crandon is also expected to be available for some matches.Among the bowlers expected to feature are left-arm spinner Imran Khan, who claimed the most wickets last year, Allard, Daesrath, Bim Bodhoo and Chattergoon.Not to be outdone, the other clubs, Ambassadors, Maple, Superstars/Islanders, Highland Creek and Toronto Cricketers are all raring to go in what should be a highly contested Elite League.It also promises to be keen rivalry between defending champions Kaisoca and Superstars for supremacy among the four women’s teams, with the latter vowing to dethrone their opponents and regain championship honours following defeat in last year’s final.An added incentive for clubs this year is the SCA’s stated intention of approaching Cricket Canada, the governing body for cricket here with a view of exploring the way forward regarding players’ eligibility to represent Canada.The SCA’s decision was sparked after its women cricketers were shunned by Cricket Canada when their scheduled game against the touring MCC women’s team was called off a few days before it was scheduled to be played last September, prompting president Persaud to declare that although his members were disappointed and heartbroken, they became more united.Reflecting on the 2016 season, Persaud disclosed that there were many areas “that we have started planning and exploring to build on our successes in 2017, for example, structuring our junior division for Under-13, Under-16 and Under-19; contesting regular season finals at different times during the season and allowing our women cricketers to play at different venues and possibly games under lights.”last_img read more


first_imgPresident of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has said that the federation was on course to become completely self-funding by the end of his second term in office after achieving 65-per cent private sector funding.Pinnick, who was re-elected for a second term last week, said the focus of the coming years would be to achieve full self-sufficiency for the NFF.“Thanks to our many sponsors and partners, we have achieved 65-per cent private sector funding status,” Pinnick told KweséESPN. “Football has a tremendous capacity to be self-sustaining and even contribute significantly to the national GDP,” he added. “That is the situation we are targeting at the moment.“Our target is a hundred per cent.”The progress represents a remarkable achievement for the NFF, and is a testament to the success of Pinnick’s aggressive commercial drive.During his tenure, he’s raked in sponsors like Aiteo, Coca Cola, Zenith Bank, Nigeria Breweries, NIKE, Cadbury, WAPIC Insurance, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, TGI, 1XBet, Peak Milk and Payporte.Of the NFF’s N6,382,500,310 budget for 2018, only N1,148,646,974 was appropriated in the 2018 federal budget, leaving a shortfall of well over N5 billion for Pinnick’s administration.The sixty-five per cent of the total budget discussed by Pinnick amounts to about N4 billion.NFF sources told KweséESPN that the federation will now resume pursuit of new sponsorship deals which were stalled by the crisis in the federation.“We had some deals, including one from a major telecommunications firm that was set to be signed after the World Cup, but had to be put on hold because of the crisis,” said the source.A new, improved contract with equipment manufacturer Nike is also said to be on the cards, especially after the phenomenal global success of the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup kit.Pinnick also recently engaged two of Nigeria’s top billionaires – Alike Dangote and Femi Otedola – with an invitation to the FIFA Best Awards in London earlier this week, with talks about potential investment in the federation progressing well. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more