Charlottesville: Second Annual Michie Tavern Downtown Mile July 24

first_imgThe Michie Tavern Downtown Mile was the first “mile race” through the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.In 2014, this Thursday, July 24, the race — for both runners and walkers — starts on East Jefferson and ends at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.The Michie Tavern Downtown Mile is “a part of Notus Sports’s American Heritage Race Series created to promote healthy living, community involvement, and engagement with historic sites.”From 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pavilion, go by and investigate the Runners Love Yoga Healthy Living Expo during the event. According to organizers, the expo features great local businesses centered around healthy living in Charlottesville.Free samples, product demonstrations, food and beverages, and other giveaways and activities will be available and visitors can also enjoy a free post-run yoga class led by local yoga instructor and competitive runner Ann Mazur of Runners Love Yoga!The 2014 Downtown Mile event benefits the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society to preserve the Hatton Ferry — the only operating pole ferry left in the United States.Organizers say American Heritage Series races “are opportunities for views of significant pieces of history,” and race proceeds benefit the preservation and mission of each historic location.There are cash prizes for top finishers.Runners and walkers at this year’s event will get to choose from five race options:Team Relay at 6:30 p.m.Family Race at 6:50 p.m.Non-competitve Run/Walk at 6:50 p.m.Middle School Mile at 7:10 p.m. (Youth in grades 6-8 only!)Elite Downtown Mile at 7:30 p.m. for elite women and 7:40 p.m. for elite menREGISTER NOW!last_img read more

Queensland’s dwelling approvals set to soar again in 2020

first_img BUILDING STARTS EXPECTED TO FALL >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed Australian dwellings approvals dropped by 1.9 per cent in August 2018 in trend terms. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito)THE worst is behind us when it comes to dwelling approval falls in Queensland, according Housing Industry of Australia economist Diwa Hopkins.Ms Hopkins’ comments came on the back of data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday (October 10, 2018), which revealed Australian dwellings approvals dropped by 1.9 per cent in August 2018 in trend terms. TOP SUBURBS FORECASTED FOR PRICE INCREASES Ms Hopkins said affordability and interstate migration continued to drive dwelling approval strength in Queensland.“Particularly with Sydney and Melbourne, they experienced very strong price growth over recent years, for quite a sustained period of time and you don’t get that same degree and duration of growth in Queensland,” she said.ABS director of construction statistics Justin Lokhorst said the national fall was mainly driven by private dwellings excluding houses, which decreased by 2.7 per cent in August.Among the states and territories, dwelling approvals fell in August in Victoria (5.1 per cent), South Australia (3.6 per cent) and New South Wales (1.6 per cent) in trend terms.Dwelling approvals rose in trend terms in Western Australia (2.7 per cent), Tasmania (2.3 per cent), Northern Territory (1.5 per cent) and Australian Capital Territory (0.1 per cent). Dwelling approvals were flat in Queensland. Ms Hopkins said, despite Queensland’s “trend” dwelling approvals being flat, the state’s monthly results still showed a decline of 8.4 per cent.“That was mainly driven by a fall in multi-unit approvals.”Ms Hopkins told The Courier-Mail while the HIA expected a downturn to continue for detached houses and multi units in Queensland, the worst had occurred.“But of degree of those declines, we think the worst of those declines has occurred,” she said.“We think that that occurred in 2017 and that in the coming years, so for the rest of 2018 and in 2019 as well the declines we’re forecasting are much more modest. “New home building declined by 17 per cent in 2017, that’s in Queensland for both detached houses and also multi units.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“By the time 2018 has concluded, we’re expecting the decline to be in the order of 5 per cent, and then in 2019 another similarly modest decline of 4 per cent before we expect activity to then return to growth in 2020.” PROPERY PROSPECTS GOOD, BUT NOT GREATlast_img read more

Tipp footballers poised for possible promotion

first_imgLiam Kearns’ men are top of the Division 3 table following yesterday’s 2-15 to 2-11 victory over Offaly in Tullamore.In a dramatic encounter at O’Connor Park the Premier’s goals were scored by All-Star Michael Quinlivan and Robbie Kiely.The victors had George Hannigan sent off in the first half while the Faithful County finished the game with 13 players. Tipp’s manager was pleased with the manner in which his side overcame the challenges they facedlast_img

Burkina Faso win 3-2 on penalties after extra time.

first_imgAgyemang Badu steps up for Ghana and he misses. Burkina have qualified for the final of the AFCON tournament.Banse steps up and with cheeky ease he scores.Clottey steps up for Ghana and he misses.Coulibally steps up for Burkina and he misses.Harrison Afful steps up and he scores.Traore steps up and he scores. Christian Atsu scores for GhanaBakari Kone for Burkina and he scores.Ghana to play first. Isaac Vorsah gets ready to kick and he misses. Penalty2100 Referee brings the game to an end. Its now penalty shootout. 2058 Banse gets another chance to get the winner but his ball takes a ricochet for a corner. Corner taken and wasted.2057 Gyan’s sliding header from an Atsu cross whisks just wide.2055 Pitroipa gets a second yellow and he is off the pitch for simulation. Trying to get a penalty but the Tunisia referee will have none of that.2052 Fatau Dauda pulls off another stupendous save.2051 Harrison Afful keeps Ghana in the game after clearing the ball off the line for a corner. Banse in a half volley should have gotten the winner but Afful denies him that. 2043 Burkina get the second half of extra time underway.2042 Recess 2041 Burkina score but the goal not given. Referee says K Asamoah was pushed before the final touch for the Burkina striker.2040 Banse beats Boye and Vorsah in the Ghana defence but with just Dauda to beat, he blasts it wide. He should have scored.2036 Banse and Pitroipa always a mouthful for the Ghana defence. Thei great combination on the left win a corner for Burkina. Taken and wasted. 2034 Burkina respond and itsDauda Fatau who comes to Ghana’s rescue.2032 Harrison Afful bursts forward and forces a corner from goal keeper Diakite who parried a goal bound shot for a corner.2027 Ghana get the first half of extra time underway.The Tunisian referee whistles for the end of full time. Its now extra time.2021 Free kick taken and a goal mouth melee. But the Stallions clear to safety. 2020 Mohammed out Henry Traore in for Kurkina Faso.2019 Just a minute to regulation time. Ghana win a free kick at the edge of the 18 yard box. Can they make it count?2011 Diakite pulls off a great save from a shot by Christian Atsu.2006 Its a ding-dong affair now. Burkina Faso with the urge. They are lucky to still have 11 men on the pitch after Coulibally was shown a yellow instead of a red card for an off-the ball incident on Gyan1849 Burkina get the equaliser and its Banse. Its a Goal!!!! 1846 Gyan hits the wood work from a great pass from Atsu on the left. Gyan gets a touch to the cross beats the goal keeper but the woodwork comes to the rescue of Burkina Faso.1840 Fatau Dauda pulls off a superb save from a corner. Great header from the Burkinabe striker but Dauda proves equal to the task.1935 Rabiu Mohammed out Derek Boateng in.1934 It is Ghana who get the half underway and they get a corner in few seconds from a rampaging Christian Atsu cross from the left.1933 The players are back from the dug-out for another 45 minutes of fluid nervy game. Recess1917 Referee brings first half to an end. A nervy and fluid half it has been.1909 Solomon Asante wastes a golden opportunity to increase the Ghana tally. K Asamoah picked him up beautifully on the left but Asante’s strike takes a ricochet and goes for a corner. Asnate knows who should have scored.1902 Burkina gets into scoring opportunity but striker blasts it far wide from close range.1900 Christian Atsu sets Gyan up with a superb pass but Gyan misses from an acute angle.1851 Burkina win a free-kick just at the 18 yard box. Rabiu booked for shirt tugging. Free-kick taken short and wasted.1844 Its a GOAL!!!!1843 Ghana win a penalty. A controversial one after Atsu was pulled slightly in the 18 yard box. Wakaso steps up to take it.1840 Solomon Asante appears to be the substitute for Paintsil. That will be a forced tactical switch. Asante is a midfielder. Kwadwo Asamoah will be sent to the left back and Harrison Afful who is playing left back will move to the right.1838 Paintsil is down untouched. He appears to have torn a muscle in the thigh. He will be taken off.1837 It is Burkina Faso who get a penalty appeal after Boye shoves Pitroipa in the vital area but referee waves play to go on.1830 Burkina gets the game underway.1827 Captains for the two teams go in for the toss. Ghana win and so it is Burkina who will get the game underway.1825 Its time for the National anthems. Burkina Faso go first. Ghana follow.1824 The two teams emerge from the dug-out.Live UpdateThe Black Stars play Burkina Faso in the second semi-final of the AFCON 2013.Already Nigeria cruised to the final dispatching Mali with cheeky ease. With a 4-1 annihilation of their West African foes, Nigeria are waiting patiently for another West African derby in the final. It is either Ghana or Burkina Faso.Ghana are making their fourth successive semi-final in the last four AFCON tournaments and have a sorry 31 year trophy drought hanging menacingly around their necks like an albatross. They have to remove it; they are poised to do so but have a resilient, hugely improved Burkinabe hurdle to cross.The Stallions are making their second historic semi-final but have vowed to etch their names on the AFCON Tournament with a dream final and hopefully a glowing AFCON trophy.It’s all yours Ghana Versus Burkina Faso live at the Mbombela Stadium Stadium in South will bring you live update of every kick; every header; every goal and all the drama in the second semi-final of the AFCON 2013.Watch the live match belowlast_img read more

Thursday August 6th Local Sports

first_imgTODAY:AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh — pre-game 12:00 noon, first pitch 12:35 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minnesota’s Randy Dobnak dominated in his homecoming, allowing three hits in six innings as the streaking Twins topped the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 last night as you heard on KGLO. Dobnak, who grew up a half-hour south of PNC Park in the Pittsburgh suburb of South Park, didn’t walk a batter and struck out just one. The 25-year-old relied on a heavy fastball the Pirates pounded into the ground. Pittsburgh managed just four balls out of the infield against Dobnak, who dropped his ERA to 0.60. Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Twins. Max Kepler gave Minnesota some breathing room in the ninth with a three-run home run off Pirates’ reliever Dovydas Neverauskas. The Twins and Pirates wrap up the series this afternoon with a 12:35 start. The pre-game starts at noon on KGLO. IOWA CITY — Iowa will open the football season September 5th at home against Maryland. The Big Ten released a ten game, conference only schedule that gives each team two bye weeks and the possibility of moving the conference championship game two weeks to December 19th. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren was interviewed on BTN.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 1Warren says starting the season Labor Day weekend will provide the conference the flexibility it needs.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 2Warren says football teams will be allowed to begin fall camp on Friday.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 3Warren says all players and staff will be tested weekly beginning the week of the season opener.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 4Additional home games for Iowa include Nebraska (Sept. 26), Northwestern (Oct. 3), Michigan State (Oct. 31) and Wisconsin (Nov. 14). Iowa travels to face Purdue on Sept. 12, and plays at Minnesota the following week on Saturday, Sept. 19. Remaining road games include at Illinois (Oct. 10), Penn State (Oct. 24) and Ohio State (Nov. 21). Iowa has open dates scheduled for Oct. 17 and Nov. 7. Iowa’s opening game marks the first time since 1980 the Hawkeyes will open the season against a Big Ten opponent. The Hawkeyes opened that season with a 16-7 win over Indiana in Kinnick Stadiumcenter_img BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored a career-high 25 points, Lexie Brown had a season-high 15 points and career-best seven steals, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 93-66. Amanda Zahui B. led New York (0-5) with 13 points. The Lynx (4-1) shot 51% percent from the field and hit 10 of 21 from 3-point range. They held the Liberty without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during a 20-1 third-quarter run that turned Minnesota’s two-point halftime deficit into a 24-point lead when Carleton made a basket with 1:33 left in the period.last_img read more

Casey and Crookall-Nixon off to Sage Valley

first_img Harry Casey (Enfield, Middlesex) and Seb Crookall-Nixon (Workington, Cumbria), current and former national junior champions, will represent England Golf in the annual junior Invitational at Sage Valley in Georgia on 20th – 22nd April. Casey, 18,  (pictured) is the reigning English boy champion following his victory in the Carris Trophy at Broadstone last year. He also won the Duke of York Young Champions tournament and finished tied third on the Lagonda Trophy, and fourth in the Hampshire Hog and the Fairhaven Trophy. These fine performances helped him finish third on the 2011 Titleist/FootJoy EGU Boys Order of Merit for the second successive year, having finished runner-up in the Carris Trophy in 2010. A boy international, Casey is a member of the England A squad for 2012. Crookall-Nixon, 18, has enjoyed some remarkable successes since landing the McGregor Trophy, the English Boys under 16 Championship at High Post in 2008 as a 14 year old. He retained the title the following year at Radcliffe on Trent after which he was capped at boys level, having already represented England in under 16 matches. He helped Workington to win the Champion Club Tournament in 2009 and was a member of the Cumbria team in the Boys County Finals at Goswick the following year. In 2011, he won the Henriques Salver as the best under 20 player in the Brabazon Trophy, when he finished fourth overall, and this year was an England team member in the Costa Ballena Tournament. Last year was the first time the governing body of English amateur golf sent players to the United States’ event, which is played over 54 holes of stroke play and attracts an international field of players under 19 years of age. The 7,344-yard Tom Fazio-designed Sage Valley course lies a few miles from Augusta National, home of the Masters Tournament, and is constructed through 10,000 acres of forest. 19 Apr 2012 Casey and Crookall-Nixon off to Sage Valley last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2016)–With a realistic pace to run at, favored Big John B was able to overcome significant trouble around the final turn and charge to a 2 ¼ length win in Sunday’s marathon Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by red-hot Phil D’Amato the venerable 7-year-old gelding covered a mile and one half on the main track in 2:28.79.A dedicated deep closer, Big John B was a distant last as the seven-horse Tokyo City field went into the Club House turn and had to wait for room as he continued to hug the rail around the far turn. Approaching the quarter pole, Bejarano was able to split horses three wide and he easily overhauled Class Leader a sixteenth out and waltzed to his 15th victory from 40 career starts.“I knew there would be only be two or three horses with speed and they tried to go slow, but my horse only has one style, he likes to come from behind,” said Bejarano. “I wasn’t panicking. I knew that I had a lot of horse, so I was comfortable.”Owned by Michael House, “Big John” was off at 3-2 and paid $5.00, $3.40 and $2.60. With the winner’s share of $60,000, the Florida-bred son of Hard Spun increased his earnings to $849,770.The Tokyo City marked D’Amato’s third consecutive win, as he also took races six and seven, thus enabling him to go up 35-32 over Doug O’Neill in Santa Anita’s Winter Meet trainer standings with just four days remaining.“…I never entered this meet knowing I was going to make a run at the training title at all, believe me,” said D’Amato. “But I wouldn’t mind (winning) it now. It’s bringing my whole team together.”As to the trip Big John B had behind fractions of 23.94, 48.01, 1:12.71, 1:38.05 and 2:03.33, D’Amato said, “To me, it was just a matter of whether he was going to get out or not around the turn. Once he finally got him in the clear, he showed him a big kick.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Class Leader made an eye catching move around the far turn but tired late, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Blingo. Off at 5-1, Class Leader paid $5.40 and $3.60.Ridden by Alex Solis, Blingo, who was off at 10-1, outran second choice Lieutenant Colonel for third money and paid $5.00 to show.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more