BiH Expedition on the Top of Matterhorn!

first_imgA four-member BiH expedition, which includes the Minister of Transportation and Communications of BiH Ismir Jusko and the alpinist Tomislav Cvitanušić, yesterday won the peak of Matterhorn, located on the border between Switzerland and Italy.Minister Jusko published photographs from the top of Matterhorn on his Facebook profile. Matterhorn is one of the five most dangerous mountains in the world.“We made it, a small BiH expedition yesterday managed to climb to the top of Matterhorn. What is even better is the fact that a member of our expedition was Mima Vasić, officially the first female climber who got to the top of this mountain,” Jusko wrote.The highest peak of Matterhorn is at 4.478 meters above sea level and it is one of the highest peaks in Europe.In early 2015, Jusko, Cvitanušić and Ermin Lipović won the highest peak of South America – Aconcagua.(Source: read more

Special Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board to meet on allocation of liquor tax funds

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 283 weeks ago Funny how the “sin” tax on liquor is less than the sales tax we (in Wellington) pay for milk and bread. Report Reply 1 reply · active 283 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 283 weeks ago For those that don’t know, we pay 8% sales tax at the liquor store. Bread and milk, or anything else is taxed at 8.15%. Raise the “sin” tax, I say, to help balance the budget. And yeah, it would affect me. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Special to Sumner Newscow — The Special Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the City Administration Center, 317 South Washington, Wellington, Kansas, to consider recommendations for the allocation of funds received from the Local Alcoholic Liquor Tax for the current year.Groups with alcohol and drug related programs that qualify for funding may submit a written request to the City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2015.  The Advisory Board will review requests at the meeting on March 30th.  Recommendations for allocations will then be given to the City Council for consideration and approval.As per Kansas State Statute, “moneys in the Special Alcohol and Drug Programs Fund shall be expended only for the purchase, establishment, maintenance or expansion of services or programs whose principal purpose is alcoholism and drug abuse prevention and education; alcohol and drug detoxification; intervention in alcohol and drug abuse; or treatment of persons who are alcoholics or drug abusers or are in danger of becoming alcoholics or drug abusers.”The meeting is open to the public.  For additional information or questions contact the City Clerk’s Office at 326-2811.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Top marks for golf delegates

first_img2 Apr 2015 Top marks for golf delegates A management development course for golf club managers and senior staff was a huge success when it was hosted by England Golf at the Avon Conference Centre in Warwick. Twenty-seven delegates from the golf industry took and passed part one of the Management Development Programme, the highly regarded course provided by the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE). England Golf is partnering CMAE and the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) to strengthen and develop clubs by promoting progressive education for club managers, both those already in the industry and those coming into the profession. The initiative reflects the aims of the England Golf strategic plan, Raising Our Game, which calls on all who care about the game to work together to create a brighter future for golf, including more players, more members and stronger clubs. David Joy, the Chief Executive of England Golf, said: “It is fantastic news that all delegates passed the course and I congratulate the club managers and senior staff who successfully took the opportunity to improve their skills and their knowledge of the industry. This will undoubtedly lead to stronger clubs which are better able to meet the needs of existing members and new players.   “This week-long course was well subscribed due to the quality of the education and the exceptional testimonies provided by previous delegates.”   The MDP programme was launched in 2011 and courses have been held throughout the UK and Europe, delivering top class education to club managers and senior staff on all 10 core competencies of modern club management.   Delegates at Warwick enjoyed presentations by leading educators, including Bill Sanderson, Steven Brown and Duncan Ritchie, along with specialist technical presentations by England Golf’s Rules and Handicapping department, the PGA, BIGGA, 59 Club, XACT and Golf HR consultants.   The MDP pathway was originally developed by the Club Managers Association of America and thanks to their vision and generosity has been given to CMAE who have adapted the materials for the European golf, sports and city club markets.   For more information about training and education for club managers visit: and   Caption: Some of the successful delegates on the course.last_img read more

Olajide’s regimen: Getting fit without getting hit

first_imgHe found Michael Olajide Jr., a former middleweight contender who literally lost an eye to his sport.Olajide, once a loser by decision to Thomas Hearns in a title fight, developed a series of aerobic workouts built around the sweet science, and turned that into a second career. He has worked with athletes, actors, singers, artists, super models and, well, anyone interested in using boxing to get fit.In this June 5, 1986, file photo, Michael Olajide, left, from Canada, exchanges punches with Pandy Smith, of Chicago, during the sixth round of a middleweight fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Wilbur Funches, File)Or in Hemsworth’s case, to stay fit. “For me, one of the best ways to stay motivated or engaged in any physical workout is variety, and this is where Michael excels,” Hemsworth said. “His workouts are constantly evolving in new and creative ways that always keep you invested, pushing not only your physical speed and endurance but agility, too. One of the best full body, functional workouts you can have.”Olajide, who wears a silver-colored metallic eye patch and looks like he could go 12 rounds with Canelo Alvarez right now, says the benefits of boxing workouts can be felt by anyone — especially when they aren’t feeling the sting of leather from an opponent. He calls it “getting fit without getting hit.”“The movements and the balance and the cardio, it works for anybody, inside the ring or outside of it,” he says. “It’s really natural movement, side to side, front and back. But the difference with boxing is while most workouts the fitness is based with the legs and the movement of the legs, boxing also has the upper body part. And you set the pace with your hands, not your feet.”Olajide then crouches and displays the quick hands and smooth arm movements that every boxer must possess; he was nicknamed “Silk” when he fought, after all. He emphasizes that making contact doesn’t matter for his regimen, then puts a class filled with twentysomethings through a non-contact workout that is exhausting to watch, let alone participate in.He receives a strong round of applause when they finish, then Olajide walks over to each member of the group to thank them. Nearly all of them were embracing a semblance of boxing for the first time.Hemsworth’s associates for the app also include his wife, fitness author Elsa Pataky; his fellow Aussie, chef and author Dan Churchill; psychotherapist Alexis Naim of the La Maida Institute in Los Angeles; personal trainer and author Luke Zocchi; and former ballet dancer Sylvia Roberts.While the vast majority of Olajide’s students aren’t built like a competitive boxer — and certainly not like the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Hemsworth — and never will get into the ring, Olajide isn’t looking for the next Canelo. Having worked with famous folks such as Hugh Jackman, James Taylor, Eva Mendes, Will Smith and Liev Schreiber, all with different body types at divergent ages, he feels comfortable training pretty much anyone.He still has some regrets about his pre-empted career, in which he was 28-4 with 20 knockouts before the right eye was damaged while sparring.“I always thought I could win a world title and it was something I dreamed of,” he says. “But I didn’t, and that I have been able to use boxing in this way, to train people for cardiovascular endurance that serves them well throughout (their lives), it’s rewarding. I have sort of taken boxing into another world, you might say.” In this undated image provided courtesy of Centr, actor Chris Hemsworth, left, and Michael Olajide Jr. workout. When Hemsworth sought “experts” to contribute to a fitness and health app called Centr, one place he turned was to the boxing ring. He found Olajide Jr., a former middleweight contender who literally lost an eye to his sport. (Courtesy of Centr via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — When actor Chris Hemsworth sought “experts” to contribute to a fitness and health app called Centr, one place he turned was to the boxing ring.center_img By today Click to copy TOPICSChris HemsworthSportsBoxinglast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook37Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonRipley and Memphis are available for adoption at Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton.Memphis and Ripley are 2 year-old, Black Lab/Chow Chow mix brothers.  These boys have had a hard time but, since coming to the kennel, are becoming less scared and more relaxed. They are very close and love having each other for company but can be adopted separately.Memphis is a slim 75 pounds.  His matted coat had to be shaved due to neglect and is just starting to grow back. Ripley takes time getting to know people but once comfortable, wants to be with you all the time.  They are both very sweet and love going for walks.We have lots of great dogs and always need volunteers to help us care for them. Find us on Facebook, or contact the Adopt-A-Pet dog shelter,  on Jensen Road in Shelton, at or contact us at [email protected] or (360) 432-3091.last_img read more

Counties Receive $3 Million in Red Cross Sandy Grants

first_imgTINTON FALLS – The American Red Cross has awarded two grants totaling $2.95 million to the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group and the Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group to support unmet needs following Super Storm Sandy.The Red Cross grants will be used to repair and rebuild approximately 370 disaster-affected homes to make them safe and secure with sanitary conditions and provide disaster case-management services to help residents achieve long-term, sustainable recovery goals.“Towns in Ocean and Monmouth County were among the hardest hit by Sandy, and the Red Cross is committed to helping these impacted communities come back stronger and more resilient against future storms,” said Nancy Orlando, regional CEO, American Red Cross South Jersey Region. “By partnering with the Long Term Recovery Groups here, we will continue to support Sandy survivors until all affected residents recover.”The Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group (MCLTRG) will prioritize and address the needs of Monmouth County residents who have exhausted all other available resources but still have unmet needs as a direct result of Super Storm Sandy. With its $1.1 million Red Cross grant, the MCLTRG will address the greatest of these needs, home repair and rebuilding assistance.“The generous funding of the Red Cross will help 150 Monmouth County residents repair or rebuild their homes that were damaged or de­stroy­ed in the storm,” said Tim Hearne, treasurer of the Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group.  “To­gether, we are enabling our local families to rebuild their homes and their lives.”Donations to the Red Cross after Super Storm Sandy have led to clear signs of progress and hope throughout New Jersey nearly a year after the storm.The Red Cross has partnered with numerous organizations to support the recovery of New Jersey families and communities affected by Sandy, including the National Voluntary Organizations Ac­tive in Disaster (VOAD), Operation Hope, the Points of Light Foundation, Habitat for Humanity International, the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church, Rebuild­ing Together, Lutheran Dis­aster Response, Catholic Charities USA, Southern Bap­tist Disaster Relief, World Renew and NECHAMA Jew­ish Response to Disaster.Sandy recovery efforts include housing assistance, case management, mental health services, volunteer coordination and construction services.Additional New Jersey community grants will be announced in the weeks ahead.As of Aug. 31, the Red Cross has received $308 million in donations for its Sandy emergency relief and recovery efforts, and has spent or committed $272 million, nearly 90 percent of the donated funds.More information on the Red Cross Sandy relief and recovery efforts can be found at read more

Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?

first_imgFollow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Amanda Razani Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…center_img Related Posts According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaking, to just becoming bored of them.“Dropout from device usage is a serious problem for the industry,” said Angela McIntyre, Gartner research director. “The abandonment rate is quite high relative to the usage rate.”See also: How to use your wearable’s VO2 max feature in your fitness routineAccording to McIntyre, it is time for wearable devices to get creative and offer consumers something they cannot typically find on their IPhones or Android handsets.“To offer a compelling enough value proposition, the uses for wearable devices need to be distinct from what smartphones typically provide.  Wearables makers need to engage users with incentives and gamification,” she explained.As it stands, the smartwatch adoption rate is only 10 percent. However, fitness wearables have reached the early mainstream categorization, sitting at 19 percent.  Virtual reality headsets like the Oculus rift are currently at 8 percent.Most owners of fitness trackers and smartwatches tend to buy their own. Thirty-four percent of fitness wearables are given as gifts, and only 26 percent of smartwatches, such as Apple Watches, are gifted.Most users wear their health tracking devices all day, yet not all enjoy putting them on. Fitbits and other health monitoring gadgets are also more popular in the U.S. than in Australia.  They are a bit more popular in Australia than they are in the U.K.And looks could also be part of the problemOf those surveyed by Gartner, 29 percent believe fitness trackers are ugly. Finding one that looks nice can be costly, said Mikako Kitagawa, principal research analyst at Gartner. “Fitness tracker cases and wristbands designed by fashion brands are sold as higher-priced upgrades, which may be a barrier to purchase,” she explained.The U.S. currently is the leader in actual smartwatch purchase rates, followed by the U.K and then Australia.  A majority of owners are 44 years of age or younger, and more than half use their smartwatches on a daily basis. Tags:#fitness#Gartner#Internet of Things#IoT#smartwatches#wearables last_img read more

Avoid politicisation of Parkash Purab: Minister

first_imgPunjab Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday said politicisation of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev should be avoided and any controversy at this stage could put a spanner in the preparations. The senior Congress leader asserted that the State government was committed to celebrate the occasion in full tandem with the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) under the aegis of the Akal Takht (highest temporal seat of Sikhs). “The politicisation of the occasion as sacred and pious as the 550th ‘Parkash Purab’ of Guru Nanak Dev should be avoided at all costs as the occasion is fast approaching and any controversy at this stage could put a spanner in the preparations,” Mr. Randhawa said in a statement here. But the recent development in which SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal went with the delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal , led by its chief Sukhbir Singh Badal to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi “smacked of politicising” the sacred occasion, he alleged. The Congress leader said it would have been better had the invitations been extended jointly on behalf of the Punjab government and the SGPC as the State government is duly-elected by the people . ‘Need for coordination’He also said the coordination between the SGPC and the State government was the need of the hour as it would send all the positive signals concerning the celebrations. On July 1, the SAD delegation had invited Mr. Modi to attend a function to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 12 at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.last_img read more

3 hours agoGenk striker Samatta: Facing Liverpool a dream come true

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Genk striker Samatta: Facing Liverpool a dream come trueby Paul Vegas3 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveRacingGenk striker Mbwana Ally Samatta admits facing Liverpool was a “dream come true”.Liverpool were comfortable 4-1 winners for Wednesday night’s Champions League encounter.And Tanzania international Samatta said: “As a child I was not a fan of Liverpool, but of the arch rival: Manchester United. “I’m not going to say that I get goose bumps, but it’s so special. “A game like this and to be allowed to play is like a dream, the dream of every boy watching football on television.” last_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott Just Trashed Jim Harbaugh On The Paul Finebaum Show

first_imgEzekiel elliott talks about Jim Harbaugh on the Paul Finebaum show.Jim Harbaugh was only Michigan’s head coach for one of the program’s three rivalry contests against Ohio State during Ezekiel Elliott’s tenure, but he seems to have made quite an impression on the star running back. Friday, Elliott, who is going through the ESPN car wash today, trashed Harbaugh, telling Paul Finebaum that he’s “tired” of hearing about him. Elliott also called out Harbaugh for talking smack when he hasn’t won a rivalry game. Yikes.“I’m tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh he needs to get in check with reality” – @EzekielElliott— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016more from @EzekielElliott: “you can’t talk smack about a rivalry when you haven’t won a game. You have to win ballgames to talk behind it.”— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016Here’s @EzekielElliott‘s full quote about Jim Harbaugh on @finebaum— John Hayes (@johnP_hayes) April 15, 2016This isn’t exactly a surprise – Elliott has made a living off of trolling Michigan the past few years. But it’s still hilarious, and reminds us that there is no better college football rivalry than Ohio State vs. Michigan.last_img read more