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Challenge Weymouth extends ‘early bird’ deadline to early December

first_imgFor those thinking about entering Challenge Weymouth next year, but who’ve not quite made it round to getting an entry in just yet – there’s some good news. The Challenge Weymouth team are pleased to announce that they will be extending their discounted ‘early bird’ entry offers.In place of closing on Friday 22 November, this offer will now run through until Wednesday 4 December 2013.Alan Rose, Race Director of Challenge Weymouth said, “We have had a record number of entries for Challenge Weymouth. In response to popular demand we have decided to extend the ‘Early Bird’ offer to 4th December, allowing more athletes to benefit from our competitive early booking discounts.”Entry for Challenge Weymouth 2014 is priced are as follows:Individual Challenge Weymouth prices‘Early Bird’ until 4 December 2013: £3105 December 2013 to 14 April 2014: £34015 April 2014 onwards: £370Team Relay Challenge Weymouth prices‘Early Bird’ until 4 December 2013: £4105 December 2013 to 14 April 2014: £44015 April 2014 onwards: £470Entries are also still available for the Challenge Weymouth Half, at a flat rate of £175 for individuals or £225 for a team entry.Challenge UK is part of the Global Challenge Series of long distance triathlons. It is organized and executed by experienced race organizers Just Racing UK.Just Racing UK organize a range of running, cycling, duathlon and triathlon events in the UK, including National Championships, World and European age group qualifying races, and pool and open water triathlons.www.challengeweymouth.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Hudson calls on Modulift for tractor lift

first_imgHudson Lifting had just 36 hours to source and supply the frame as well as two 12-tonne capacity lifting nets that would wrap around the tractor’s tyres.Based on the weight and dimensions of the tractor, Hudson Lifting selected a CMOD 24 spreader frame.Danny Smalldridge, director at Hudson Lifting, said: “We accepted a task to provide the rigging gear that would complete a below-the-hook rig used to lower the tractor into a void beneath ground level.“The frame was chosen based on the position of the wheels and the requirement of lifting nets, which was the only rigging option considered in this instance.”www.modulift.comwww.hudsonlifting.co.uklast_img read more

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Fed keeps rate unchanged but hints of coming hike

first_img SHARE Fed keeps rate unchanged but hints of coming hike WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged but sending a strong signal that it will likely boost rates before the end of the year.The Fed said in a statement Wednesday that the U.S. job market has continued to strengthen and economic activity has picked up.It characterized the near-term risks to the economic outlook as “roughly balanced.” It was the first time it has used that wording since last December, when it last raised rates. Most analysts have said they think the Fed will next raise rates in December.For the first time in nearly two years, there were three dissents to the Fed’s statement Wednesday.Until recently, many Fed watchers had thought a rate hike was likely this week. They believed that the Fed, starting with a late-August speech by Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, was preparing investors for an imminent increase.Yellen suggested then that given the job market’s solid gains and the Fed’s outlook for the economy and inflation, “the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months.”Other Fed officials, including Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, made similar observations, seemingly part of a collective signal that a September rate hike was probable if not definite.Sentiment shifted, though, after Lael Brainard, a Fed board member and Yellen ally, laid out the case for delaying a resumption of rate increases for now. Brainard’s comments, coupled with a string of weaker-than-expected economic data, led watchers to conclude that there will likely be no rate increase this week.Still, many analysts had expected the statement the Fed released Wednesday to signal that modestly higher lending costs were coming soon – in part to satisfy the growing number of Fed officials who have pushed for a resumption of rate increases.Some economists had pointed to the minutes of the Fed’s July meeting and comments from officials since then to suggest that the central bank’s “hawks” – those who think it should be acting faster to raise rates – are gathering adherents from the dove camp. Doves tend to be wary of raising rates quickly for fear for undermining growth.Others said that members of the dove camp, who include Yellen, weren’t yet convinced, especially after the recent string of tepid readings on the economy.Job growth slowed in August. A manufacturing gauge slid back into recession territory. An index that tracks the services economy, where most Americans work, fell to its lowest level since 2010. U.S. shoppers retreated in August to depress retail sales after four straight monthly gains.These were signs, too, that the economy might be struggling to accelerate after three straight quarters of anemic growth.And perhaps most critical for some Fed officials, inflation has yet to make significant progress in rising toward the central bank’s 2 percent target range.The Fed’s statement Wednesday was issued hours after the Bank of Japan, struggling to rejuvenate an ailing economy, set a more ambitious goal for raising inflation and announced steps meant to raise the profitability of financial firms.Analysts expressed doubt, though, that the Bank of Japan’s new target would change the mindset of shoppers and businesses long used to a stagnant economy and flat or declining prices. They said they expected Japan’s central bank to eventually slash its policy rate further.In Europe, Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, is seeking help from the governments of the 19 counties that use the euro currency. The ECB this month left its aggressive stimulus measures unchanged and urged European governments to spend more on infrastructure and to enact reforms to make their economies more efficient and business-friendly. The eurozone economy is growing slowly, but inflation remains well far below the ECB’s 2 percent annual target.The Bank of England also decided to keep British rates unchanged last week. The United Kingdom’s economy is holding up better than expected after British voters voted in June to leave the European Union. The Brexit decision caught markets by surprise and generated alarm about the prospects for Britain’s economy. In August, the Bank of England cut rates and expanded its stimulus program. But it decided leave its main rate unchanged this month. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: September 21, 2016 2:27 PM EDT Updated: October 7, 2016 2:23 AM EDT last_img read more

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Juan Foyth speaks to Argentine media, wanting to build ‘career in…

first_imgOne of the best sagas we covered at Sport Witness was probably the one of Juan Foyth, who moved from Estudiantes to Tottenham Hotspur back in 2017. There was a specific newspaper from La Plata who covered the transfer from the very beginning, and they were on the money step by step.Now Juan Foyth is safely at Spurs, but when speaking to his home country’s media, he admits his wish to return to Estudiantes one day.The defender has been interviewed by journalist Joaquín Tabares via Instagram, and said he has an agreement with his friend Santiago Ascacíbar, from Hertha Berlin.“With Ruso we always say that we have to go back to Estudiantes, but now I think this is not the time, we are very young,” said Foyth (via Info Cielo).“We have to make our career here in Europe and go back at a time when we can give more to the club.”Embed from Getty ImagesThere’s another Premier League defender who’s just returned to Estudiantes, Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo. The 30-year-old has been loaned out until the end of the season, but there are rumours he’s staying in La Plata on a permanent transfer.Foyth talked a little about him as well, saying he has one of his shirts: “We swapped at a Singapore tournament in the preseason. When the game was over I said to him: ‘Marcos, do we swap the shirt?’ Always with good vibes, and what he showed by returning to Estudiantes is a great love for the club, leaving many things aside.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

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Woman changes last name to honor stepfather who raised her since she was 3 years old

first_imgCandace Terry (ATLANTA) — One woman’s gift to her stepfather brought tears to his eyes — she’s changing her last name to honor him. Candace Terry was raised by her stepfather, Vincent Raven. Terry’s mother, Terri Raven, met the ordained preacher at a grocery store in 1997. Three months later, they were engaged to be married after Raven, 46, proposed on Valentine’s Day to his now-wife of 20 years at church. The two had an immediate connection, Terry told ABC News. “I just clung to him,” Terry recalled of when she met him at just 3 years old. “I would sit on his lap and joke and have fun. That’s how he knew that [my mom] Terri was the one. I just kind of lit up his life.” Vincent Raven agreed, telling ABC News, “I love Candace and I know she loves me. She is mine. I’ve raised her since she was 3 and now she’s 24. Blood is thicker than water, but I think love is thicker than anything else.” Usually Terry gives her stepdad gag gifts on Christmas. But this year, she decided to give him something a bit more sentimental. The recent Valdosta State University graduate wanted to change her last name to Raven, even heading to her local courthouse to file the paperwork. “My dad has been there and the fact that he didn’t have to do that means a lot,” Terry said. “He didn’t have to step in and treat me like his own.” Although it’ll take a few more weeks for the name change to be official, Terry gifted Vincent Raven an Atlanta Falcons mug with a letter describing what she had done. Opening the gift in front of their extended family, a viral video capturing the moment shows Vincent Raven breaking down into tears. “It was so unexpected because … I’ve never really pressed the issue to changing her name legally to Raven. I mentioned it to her one time when she was 13 or 14 because I didn’t want her to feel excluded. I wanted her to feel included.” Vincent Raven continued, getting choked up, “For her to think that much of me to have my name — I’m getting teary-eyed about it now — it’s very touching.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Drug pest says crime is just a bit of fun

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Spurs chief Levy apologises to fans after yet another stadium setback

first_imgTOTTENHAM chief Daniel Levy has apologised to fans after the club announced another setback with their new stadium.Spurs planned to move into their new £850million home in January, but it is now expected to open in February following further delays.4 Tottenham’s new stadium will host test events over the Christmas periodCredit: Instagram / @spurs_new_stadiumAs a result, the club have confirmed that the clash against Manchester United on January 13 will have to take place at Wembley.Club chairman Levy admitted he is “frustrated” by how long it is taking for the stadium to meet safety regulations.His statement read: “We are acutely conscious that we are asking fans to go to Wembley for far longer than any of us wanted to.”However we are now seeing the progress that we needed to see.4 Daniel Levy has admitted he is “hugely frustrated” by the delaysCredit: Getty – Contributor”What I don’t want to do is set any firm dates until we have finally achieved a safety certificate.”So many people tell me to look at other major schemes that run late and, whilst I know it happens often, we are still hugely frustrated.”It is important, however, to recognise the sheer complexity of the scheme.”It will be one of the first fully-integrated digital stadiums and will also be required to meet the latest and most stringent safety regulations.most read in sportFeatureNAKED TRUTHThe most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions in sport, including Venus WilliamsBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosLEADING BY EXAMPLEBrian O’Driscoll feels ‘too guilty’ not to wear face mask when shoppingFOND FAREWELLShane Lowry shares moving snap as he says goodbye to daughter Iris at airportVideoMAC IN ATTACKMcGregor shows off football skills as UFC star proves he’s no one-trick ponyHIGH LIFEConor McGregor’s coach says his life looks terrible as he parties on French coastExclusiveONE OF A KINDBarry Hearn has never ‘met a more perfect person than Katie Taylor’FALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweet4 The contractors are expected to give the club an update on the stadium in JanuaryCredit: Reuters”Once I again I want to apologise to fans and to thank you for your ongoing support.”We have a busy time ahead both on and off the pitch, particularly after the amazing qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League.”The club have planned to begin test events throughout the festive period and the contractors will give them an update on January 7.Spurs will run a Willy Wonka-style golden ticket lottery to give 5,000 lucky fans the chance to explore the stadium on December 16.4 The new stadium is expected to open in February after further delaysCredit: ReutersBarcelona stewards hit Spurs fans with batons during Champions League game at the Nou Camplast_img read more

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Baseball: April 18 Scoreboard

first_imgCentral Arkansas, Southeastern Louisiana, Oral Roberts and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi picked up conference series wins Friday and will go for the sweep on Saturday afternoon. UCA outslugged McNeese State 11-3, Southeastern edged New Orleans 2-1, ORU beat Houston Baptist 5-3 and A&M-Corpus Christi knocked off Northwestern State. In other league action, Abilene Christian evened its series with Stephen F. Austin along with Nicholls with UIW and Lamar with Sam Houston State.Central Arkansas 11, McNeese State 3CONWAY, Ark. – Junior right hander Chris Caudle allowed just one earned run in 8 1/3 innings Friday night and the Bears turned 12 hits into a 11-3 rout of the McNeese State Cowboys in Southland Conference action at Bear Stadium.  |  UCA Recap  |  McNeese RecapSoutheastern Louisiana 2, New Orleans 1HAMMOND, La. – Andro Cutura had his scoreless innings streak snapped Friday, but the right-hander locked down the New Orleans bats as Southeastern Louisiana came from behind for a 2-1 win in Southland Conference play at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.  |  Southeastern Recap  |  UNO RecapOral Roberts 5, Houston Baptist 3TULSA, Okla. – Junior Jacob McDavid pitched four-plus innings of shutout ball in relief to help the Oral Roberts University baseball team clinch a Southland Conference series against Houston Baptist with a 5-3 victory on Friday at J.L. Johnson Stadium.  |  ORU Recap  |  HBU RecapTexas A&M-Corpus Christi 5, Northwestern State 3NATCHITOCHES, La. – Brandon Tierney led the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team to a series clinching 5-3 victory in game two against Northwestern State, as the senior drilled two two-run homers on the night.  |  A&M-Corpus Christi Recap  |  Northwestern RecapAbilene Christian 8, Stephen F. Austin 6ABILENE , Texas – Senior lefthander Brady Rodriguez went seven strong innings Friday afternoon for his first win of the season to help the ACU Wildcats snap a nine-game losing streak with an 8-6 win over Stephen F. Austin in Southland Conference baseball action at Crutcher Scott Field.  |  ACU Recap  |  SFA RecapNicholls 5, UIW 0SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Nicholls State University baseball team took game two of their three-game series against the University of the Incarnate Word 5-0 behind a dominant pitching effort, giving Head Coach Seth Thibodeaux his 100th win with Nicholls.  |  Nicholls Recap  |  UIW RecapLamar 13, Sam Houston State 3BEAUMONT, Texas – Sam Bumpers and Chase Angelle were stars of the show on Friday night as the Lamar baseball team bounced back from Thursday’s loss to hand visiting Sam Houston State a 13-3 mercy rule-shortened decision at Vincent-Beck Stadium.  |  Lamar Recap  |  Sam Houston Recaplast_img read more

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Actress Julia Roberts supports oil tax

first_imgActress Julia Roberts has added her name to a growing list of celebrities and politicians supporting a California ballot measure that would tax oil to fund alternative energy research. “We’re all victims of this state’s tragically poor air quality,” she said. “California has the worst air pollution in the nation.” Roberts toured the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA on Monday while urging the public to vote for Proposition 87. She joins actors James Caan and Gina Davis, as well as former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore, who are supporting it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The measure would tax companies drilling for oil in California until it has generated $4 billion, money that would be set aside for loans, grants and subsidies to promote alternative fuels and more energy-efficient vehicles. After her tour, Roberts talked about pollution links to cancer, premature death and asthma. She also quoted Clinton who said that by the age of two months, babies in Los Angeles have breathed enough toxins to reach the EPA’s lifetime limit for cancer risk. Oil pumped in California accounted for 37 percent of the state’s demand in 2005, according to the state Legislative Analyst’s Office. Twenty-one percent of the state’s oil comes from Alaska, while the rest is imported from abroad. The initiative would tax California oil producers between 1.5 percent and 6 percent depending on the per-barrel price of oil. Opponents say oil companies that do business in California pay the fifth-highest taxes in the country. They say adding another tax would deter them from pumping California oil and eventually lead to higher gas prices. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Philly 360° Event Highlight: Made In Philly

first_img Here in Philly we are most certainly gearing up for what will be a whirlwind Labor Day Weekend with the return of Made in America. However, Earl Chandler LLC and DJ Aktive had something just a little different in mind. On August 30th, this collective will bring you Made in Philly, a concert featuring many of Philadelphia’s most talented up and coming music artists. Taking place at The Blockley in West Philadelphia this concert has a who’s who roster of Philly Talent. It has been duly noted that this year’s Made in America lineup does not feature any Philadelphia acts, so the people took it into their own hands, like Philadelphians do! The show will feature, AL 1 Thing, Phoenix, Chase Allen, Asia Sparks, Sterling Simms, Ley Jones and many more. The music will be provided by DJ Damage, DJ Ayeboogie, and DJ Aktive throughout the night. The host for the evening will be Hot 107.9’s own Q Deezy and there is buzz that there will be many more surprise guests throughout the evening! For more information and to purchase tickets, you can head here. Made in Philly August 30, 2013 7p.m. – 12a.m. The Blockley 3801 Chestnut Street Made In Phillylast_img read more