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Major League Baseball gives players’ association 60-game schedule, games to start July 23 or 24

first_imgMajor League Baseball gives players’ association 60-game schedule, games to start July 23 or 24 June 23, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball gives players’ association 60-game schedule, games to start July 23 or 24.last_img

Thursday January 31st KGLO Morning News

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Kortney Challenge 2-Mile Run/Walk Scheduled for Aug. 11

first_imgOCEANPORT – The Kort­ney Rose Foundation (KRF) will hosts its 8th annual Kortney’s Challenge Two Mile Fun Run/ Walk on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Monmouth Park Racetrack. The event will be held rain or shine.The foundation’s signature family event, sponsored by Les Friedland Associates, LTD. and Monmouth Park, raises funds for research and treatment of pediatric brain tumors, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children 20 and under.Kortney’s Challenge is a fun day for the whole family. In addition to the race, there are free kids’ activities, including crafts, pony rides, face painting, bouncer and more. All children will receive a medal, and all participants receive a free goody bag full of donated items. Prizes will be awarded to the top three girl- and boy-finishers (age 12 and younger) and the top three men and women (age 13 and older).Race-day registration and T-shirt and bag pick up begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be a Dance Plus Performance Team Exhibi­tion at 9 a.m. The race starts at 10 a.m.After the race, participants can join in for a day at the races in a KRF-designated picnic area in conjunction with the Ocean­port Police­men’s Benevolent Associ­ation. Kids under 12 are free, and picnic tickets for participants of Kortney’s Chal­lenge are only $20 for food, beverage, race program and a full day of horse races. Sup­porters 12 and older who not participating in the race can purchase tickets for $25.Additional information, tickets and links to preregistration are available at www.thekortneyrosefoundation.org. Also avail­able for download are entry forms for mail-in registration and pledge forms. Runners who pre-register will save $5 and be guaranteed a T-shirt.In addition to raising money for the foundation’s mission, all of the miles walked by participants in Kortney’s Challenge will be donated to The Inter­national Brain Tumor Alliance’s (IBTA) Walk Around the World for Brain Tumors, a London-based alliance supporting brain tumor advocacy groups www.ibta.org.“Every year we’ve welcomed more families to this rewarding event at a superb venue,” said Kristen Gillette, Kortney’s mom and the KRF president. “With the number of new cases of pediatric brain tumors in 2013 estimated at 12.8 per day, support from our extended community is more crucial than ever.”Kortney Rose Gillette was a vivacious 9-year-old girl with a winning smile and unparalleled zest for life. She loved playing with friends and animals and enjoyed school at Wolf Hill Elementary School in Ocean­port. This didn’t change even after her diagnosis of a terminal brainstem glioma. On April 27, 2006, four months after her diagnosis, Kortney lost her brave battle with this pediatric brain cancer.To celebrate Kortney’s love of life, the inaugural “Kortney’s Challenge was held in Septem­ber 2006. More than 500 people participated and helped to raise money that was used to build Kortney’s Playground at Wolf Hill Elementary School where Kortney was a third grader. In 2007, The Kortney Rose Foun­dation (KRF) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3)to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research and awareness. The foundation has donated more than $600,000 in the past six years, to the pediatric brain tumor research program at the No. 1 children’s hospital in the nation, the Chil­dren’s Hospital of Philadel­phia (CHOP). Dona­tions from KRF are used in CHOP’s world class Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consort­ium which collects bio specimens reflecting the molecular diversity of all pediatric brain tumors and in the Large-Scale Genomics Pro­ject that hunts down the genes behind brain tumors with the goals of using this gene knowledge to guide therapy, devise new tests and treatments.The Two River Times™ is a sponsor of the The Kortney Rose Foundation’s 8th annual Kortney’s Challenge Two Mile Fun Run/Walk.last_img read more

Kootenay Mountaineering Club celebrates 50th anniversary

first_img 2) Serve as a nucleus for people interested in mountaineering and wishing to associate with others of like interests, and The KMC also manages and maintains the four huts on the famous Bonnington Traverse.Highlights of the KMC’s year are the three-one week hiking camp sessions and the Kokanee Glacier ski week. Both are so much in demand that the club holds lotteries to select the participants.The club’s semi-annual socials are always popular for meeting friends and viewing members’ slide shows of some of their more exotic or adventurous trips.Some things have changed in 50 years. While the KMC frowns on motorized, off-road back country recreation, the back country is becoming increasingly crowded with quads, snow mobiles and commercial cat- and heli-skiing operations.The club doesn’t instruct technical climbing anymore, now relying on certified instructors to provide its members more advanced training.When the KMC isn’t in the back country having fun, some challenges of a different nature are taken on. In the early years, the club lobbied successfully for preservation of Kokanee Glacier Park and the formation of the Valhalla Provincial Park and the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy.Today, the KMC is actively trying to keep the Jumbo Valley ‘wild’ and is rallying opposition to the resort’s development.Another concern is that, while access to the back country is better than it was in the 60’s thanks to logging roads, today many of the forestry roads are being decommissioned and some of the favorite hiking and climbing destinations are once again becoming difficult to impossible to access.On (Saturday) June 7 the KMC will celebrate its 50th anniversary and host the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC’s AGM in Castlegar.The club is partnering with the FMCBC to fill the 200+ seats in the Old Castlegar Theatre to hear guest speaker, Dave Quinn, the ‘Outdoor Guy’ on CBC Radio West, talk that evening about conservation issues and his adventures in the Kootenays.The KMC looks forward to meeting the FMCBC Directors representing 31 outdoor clubs from around the province and sharing concerns, solutions and inspirations.Check outKMC at:    http://www.kootenaymountaineering.bc.ca 3) Maintain records of pertinent information on trips in the Kootenay area.The club still does all of this, but 50 years ago the logging industry had not cut many roads into the mountains and access to some of the most beautiful Kootenay country was difficult.The early years of the club saw much effort directed into cutting a trail into Mulvey Basin in the Valhallas from where, if not a first summit, then second or third ascents could be launched.Many trails were cut in the KMC’s early years and first ascents were made throughout the Kootenays by KMC members. Weekly rock climbing classes were conducted and early records abound with accounts of very technical climbs. Ski touring and hiking in Kokanee Glacier Park was and still is popular.The old Slocan Chief cabin, built in 1896 to service mining operations in the Kokanee Glacier area, hosted many KMC winter and summer outings.The cabin still exists but today it houses historical information displays and the luxurious Kokanee Glacier Lodge has become the main destination for overnight trips since it was built 10 years ago.center_img The Kootenay Mountaineering Club celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014.The KMC existed as a section of the Alpine Club of Canada for its first five years, but went its own way when it could not or would not persuade sufficient numbers to sign up with the ACC.Today, the KMC numbers over 300 members and schedules more than 100 outdoor trips and activities every year. Its membership resides primarily in the West Kootenays with most members residing within the Rossland-Trail-Castlegar-Nelson corridor.Fifty years ago the KMC’s constitution stated the objectives of the club were to: 1)  Maintain a program of climbs during the summer season and ski touring trips in the winter and spring,last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 109 | Feeding Farmers, disease prevention, and disaster aid bills.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 109th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, includes hosts Joel Penhorwood, Kolt Buchenroth, and Zach Parrott. Kolt goes on his first Feeding Farmers trip and spoke with Jeff and Becky Puthoff about their farm and the preventive plans they have for this ongoing wet season. Joel interviews Bayer Tech Rep. Dave Lemore, who discusses the different diseases to watch out for as the weather gets more humid and how to protect yourself from these diseases. Joel also discusses the uncertainties within the disaster aid bills for farmers and how it’s going to affect Ohio, with Vice President of Public Policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau, Yvonne Lesicko.If you are interested in being a part of Feeding Farmers, you can nominate yourself or a neighbor at agrigoldohio.com.last_img read more

10 months agoMilivojevic full of pride leading Crystal Palace to win at Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Milivojevic full of pride leading Crystal Palace to win at Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic was delighted with victory at Manchester City on Saturday.The Serb scored from the spot for the shock 3-2 win.”This result is very special, I am very proud and after the last game against Leicester at home we went on and got the win today. To be honest, you try to do something but you don’t expect a lot from these kind of games but when you score three goals here you can say you deserved to win,” said Milivojevic as he heaped praise on the second Palace goal, an excellent strike from 30 yards out by Andros Townsend.“It was an amazing goal, one of the best I have seen in my career whilst I have been out on the pitch playing in a game”. Milivojevic missed a spot-kick against City 12 months ago in a home draw but he made no mistake in front of the 800 Palace fans inside the stadium.He also told cpfc.co.uk: “I was not nervous, I decided where I wanted to place the ball and I think that goal was massive because that going in gave us more confidence for the second half, Let’s say they possibly gave up a little bit after that goal but then they score late on which put a lot of pressure on us. It wasn’t an easy game but as I say we are all so proud of this victory and we now know the next game is massive for us. (against Cardiff City) I want to thank our fans and I think they deserved this victory.” last_img read more

a month agoEngland No2 Holland at Chelsea tonight for Abraham check

first_imgEngland No2 Holland at Chelsea tonight for Abraham checkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland assistant Steve Holland will be in attendance at Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Valencia at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.Holland will be in the stands to run the rule over Tammy Abraham, according to The Telegraph.Abraham has scored seven goals in his last three games for Chelsea, including a hat-trick in Saturday’s win over Wolves.The 21-year-old is competing with Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson for the role of Harry Kane’s deputy.Nigeria are attempting to convince Abraham to switch his allegiance to them as he qualifies for the Super Eagles through his father. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

5-Star LB VanDarius Cowan Flips To Alabama From Florida State

first_imgNick Saban reacting during an Alabama game.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 03: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama just scored a major recruiting coup, flipping Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) five-star linebacker VanDarius Cowan from Florida State. Cowan committed to FSU in December but took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend. Roll Tide pic.twitter.com/MMF3uXdtBc— VanDarius Cowan #8 (@vandarius98) April 9, 2016Familypic.twitter.com/sOXSSguqA3— VanDarius Cowan #8 (@vandarius98) April 9, 2016The 6-foot-4, 217-pound Cowan is the No.5 outside linebacker in the 2017 class according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.last_img read more

Ship brings propane to Churchill will leave with stranded Via Rail train

first_imgCHURCHILL, Man. – A ship has arrived in Manitoba’s northern port of Churchill, bringing fuel to heat the town through the winter and also carrying away a train that’s been stranded there since the rail line to the community washed out in the spring.Churchill mayor Mike Spence says the Nunalik arrived early Sunday and began offloading 2.2 million litres of propane in large cylinders, which were ordered by the Manitoba government.The town usually gets its heating fuel by rail, which is its only land link to the rest of Manitoba, but the track hasn’t been fixed and its owners are in a battle with the federal government over the responsibility for repairs.A Via Rail train was in Churchill when the floods hit and hasn’t been able to leave.For months, Via said it was deliberating options for what to do about the two locomotives and five passenger cars, but said in a news release earlier this month that it would take the train by ship to Montreal for maintenance.Some people in the town had discussed forming a blockade to prevent the train from leaving by ship, but the town issued a request on Friday asking people to allow workers to get the train loaded.“While the town’s desire was to see these rail cars be removed on a repaired rail line, we recognize that is not possible at this time,” the statement read.“Via Rail is an important partner in our community and will remain so well into the future.”Spence said people are disappointed the train is leaving by sea lift, but have not obstructed work to get the rail stock to the ship.He said they understand the train would be damaged if it sat all winter.“The community respects the fact that Via Rail is not the culprit here,” Spence said, noting the train would be loaded onto the Nunalik once the incoming cargo is on shore.The ship also brought other items, including a tundra buggy for a local tour operator.Via noted the train is already getting rusty, and that recovering it now will save time and money that would be needed to get it running again for when the line is repaired and service to Churchill can safely resume.“Should the equipment remain exposed to the elements much longer, it would require a comprehensive overhaul to ensure its safe return to operation,” Via said in a news release.The town of 900 is known for its polar bears and beluga whales, but has seen a drop in tourism numbers and goods and people have had to be flown in at high cost since the train stopped running.The 250-kilometre track is estimated to require $43 million in repairs.A recent report from independent engineering firm AECOM predicted that 60 days would be needed to get the track fixed well enough to handle lighter loads.Ottawa issued an ultimatum last week to Omnitrax, the Denver-based owners of the broken line, ordering the company to make the necessary repairs within 30 days of face an $18.8-million lawsuit.Omnitrax, which has been in talks to sell the rail line, responded by saying the rail line is no longer economically viable.—by Rob Drinkwater in Edmontonlast_img read more

Child experts Just say no to Facebooks kids app

first_imgBOSTON – Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children — the app is intended for those under 13 — aren’t ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or protect their own privacy.Facebook launched the free Messenger Kids app in December, pitching it as a way for children to chat with family members and friends approved by parents. It doesn’t give kids separate Facebook or Messenger accounts. Rather, the app works as an extension of a parent’s account, and parents get controls such as the ability to decide who their kids can chat with.The social media giant has said it fills “a need for a messaging app that lets kids connect with people they love but also has the level of control parents want.” But critics see the move as a way for Facebook to lure in a younger audience before they could move on to a rival service such as Snapchat.“TARGETING YOUNGER CHILDREN”A group of 100 experts, advocates and parenting organizations is contesting Facebook’s claims of filling a need. Led by the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the group includes psychiatrists, pediatricians, educators and the children’s music singer Raffi Cavoukian.“Messenger Kids is not responding to a need — it is creating one,” the letter states. “It appeals primarily to children who otherwise would not have their own social media accounts.” Another passage criticized Facebook for “targeting younger children with a new product.”In a statement, Facebook said on Monday that the app “helps parents and children to chat in a safer way,” and emphasized that parents are “always in control” of their kids’ activity. The social media giant added that it consulted with parenting experts and families, and said “there is no advertising in Messenger Kids.”KIDS AND FACEBOOKA variety of experts and technology insiders have begun questioning the effects smartphones and social media apps are having on people’s health and mental well-being — whether kids, teens or adults. Sean Parker, Facebook’s first president, said late last year that the social media platform exploits “vulnerability in human psychology” to addict users. A chorus of other early employees and investors piled on with similar criticisms.Many preteens have already found their way onto Facebook and more youth-oriented social media platforms such as Snapchat and Facebook’s own Instagram, despite internal rules that require users to be at least 13 years old. Those rules are based in part on federal law, which prohibits internet companies from collecting personal information on children without their parents’ permission and imposes restrictions on advertising to them.Some companies have offered parental controls as a way of curbing unauthorized preteen use of their platforms. But Facebook’s new kid-focused app, which features animations and emojis, seems to cater to a younger audience, said Josh Golin, executive director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.“It looks like something that would appeal to a 6-year-old or 7-year-old,” he said.He said the app gets those younger ones used to Facebook’s platform “and then they transition to the mature version of Facebook.”UNCERTAIN IMPACTFacebook wouldn’t answer questions about how popular the messaging app has been. But App Annie, an app analytics firm, said Messenger Kids has been downloaded about 80,000 times on Apple’s iOS devices — iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch — since it launched on Dec. 4. It’s been in the top 40 most popular kids’ apps since then. That sounds like a lukewarm reception at best.University of Michigan developmental behavioural pediatrician Jenny Radesky, who co-signed the letter, said she’s never met a parent who was clamouring to get their children onto social media at an earlier age.“One can only assume that Facebook introduced it to engage users younger and younger,” Radesky said.That’s troubling, she said, because younger children haven’t yet developed the cognitive skills that enable them to think about and regulate their thoughts and actions and “allow them to realize when persuasive technology design might be manipulating them.”At the time it launched Messenger Kids, Facebook said it won’t show ads or collect data for marketing to kids. And it stressed that it won’t automatically move users to the regular Messenger or Facebook when they get old enough — though it might give them the option to move contacts to Messenger down the line.___Ortutay reported from New York.last_img read more

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