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Ringing in the New Year

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first_imgAnne on course during a 2010 24-hour run.This year, I chose an unusual way to spend New Year’s Eve. While my friends were at parties or celebrating at home cozied up next to the fire with a DVD, I was running laps around the almost one-mile loop at Morganton’s Freedom Park. One hundred and forty-two of them, to be exact. Why, in heaven’s name, you might ask, would I partake in something so mind-numbing, so exhausting, so absurd? I asked myself that same question many times that night, and I guess the best answer was “because it was there.”Believe it or not, this activity that I participated in was an organized event, The Freedom Park New Year’s Ultra Run. I chose the 24 hour option and thirty-five other brave souls made the same brave — or foolish?– decision.Many people, runners and non-runners alike, have asked me why I compete in 24-hour races. Yes, races plural. Last week’s event was the third of this type for me. Each time I’ve sworn to myself “never again”, because it is a pretty miserable experience in a lot of ways. I guess the best answer is that I have a deep inner need to challenge myself, and at this point in my running career and my life, this feels like a good way to do that. In the weeks after finishing an event, I find myself thinking about ways I could improve upon that performance, things I could do differently next time, and before I know it, I’ve taken the plunge and sent in an entry form.I decided to run this race back in September, and in the months leading up to the event, my training was going well and I was super motivated. Then the holidays hit, and with them, the dreaded taper. I found myself completely out of my training routine and shoulder-deep in holiday treats – sugar cookies, fudge, cheesecake. By the time the 31st rolled around, I felt like a giant walking ball of sugar. Running for 24 hours straight was the last thing I wanted to do, but since I had already paid my entry fee, I figured I might as well go ahead with it.For those of you who haven’t run or watched this type of race, let me be the first to tell you that it’s not an exciting event. It’s all about patience. For the first twelve hours, not a lot happens. For the runners, however, it’s a pretty important portion of the race. Races aren’t won in the first twelve hours, but they can sure be lost. I had my game plan, which was to run three laps, followed by a four-minute walk break. It was a challenge to walk that early in the race, especially as my competition was not. It can be demoralizing to be lapped, over and over again, yet I knew that if I was going to stick it out for the long haul, this is how I had to do it. One fellow competitor even remarked that he had confused me for someone fast until he saw me walking and realized that he must have been mistaken.So that’s how it went – run for twenty-five minutes or so, walk for four. Over and over and over. The race began at eight a.m. and by mid afternoon, I was feeling tired and bored. Ready for the finish and knowing that a long cold night was between me and that finish line. The whining commenced. Each time I circled the track and returned to my husband, who, by the way, had to stay up all night enduring the cold and fatigue without any endorphins to lighten his mood, I would whisper in a baby voice, I’m not sure I can do this. Being the compassionate soul that he is, he would refuse to allow me to indulge in self-pity, instead giving me a little shove indicating that it was time to begin another lap.By the time darkness fell, I knew that he wasn’t going to allow me to quit. And I knew in my heart that I would continue, no matter how much it sucked. I promised myself that this would be my last 24-hour race – actually, my last race ever – and if I could only finish, I would live out my remaining years as a couch potato. I grabbed my iPod and powered it up to the page-turning audiobook that I had downloaded the week before. And a miraculous thing happened – I began to feel good. Okay, not good, but at least not like I was at death’s door. I churned out the laps, one by one, cheering on my fellow crazies – err, competitors. Before I knew it, the faint glow of the sunrise emerged from the east and a new day – and year – was dawning.I finished the race with a good attitude, helped in part by a shiny new PR. What a way to welcome in the new year! I have thanked my husband multiple times for forcing me to forge on when I felt I could not. As is always the case, I’m glad that I persevered, even though it was quite a challenge at times. As for my promise to never do this again? The competitor within me is already contemplating ways I could go just a little further next time…Editor’s Note: Though she is too humble to mention it, Anne Lundblad won overall at the Freedom Park Ultra, set the course record, and turned in the fourth best performance ever by a North American woman. Lundblad covered 140 miles in 24 hours.last_img read more

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Miami forum discusses public funding of judicial campaigns

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first_img Miami forum discusses public funding of judicial campaigns Miami forum discusses public funding of judicial campaigns May 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img The idea of public financing of judicial campaigns is gaining momentum nationwide as well as in Florida, according to Edith Osman of Miami, a former president of The Florida Bar and a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence.“It is incumbent on the legal profession to find ways to better the current system of judicial selection,” Osman said. “Although Florida voters last year rejected merit retention for trial judges, a great many people think the time is ripe to re-evaluate judicial selection because so many people are uncomfortable with current methods of financing judicial campaigns.”Two leaders of the ABA’s effort to enhance judicial independence, D. Dudley Oldham of Houston and Edward Madeira, Jr., of Philadelphia, met with Florida and Dade bar leaders recently to discuss judicial qualifications and public financing of judicial campaigns.“The American Bar Association is providing a variety of solutions to problems that plague judicial selection and threaten the independence of the judiciary,” said Oldham, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence.“Public financing of judicial campaigns is another option recently recommended by the ABA. It is important to remember that regardless of the selection method used in individual states, Americans want fair and impartial judges. Respect for the rule of law is what sets our country apart and makes our system of government an example for all.”He said that North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, and several other states are giving serious consideration to public financing proposals.Miami bar leaders, even those on opposite sides of the merit selection issue when it appeared on the ballot in the November 2000 election, expressed support for public financing of judicial campaigns. They said judges should be removed from a process that requires them to raise large amounts of campaign money, and one proponent said public financing of judicial campaigns in Dade County would cost only $1.5 million, according to Oldham.Stephen Zack, a Miami lawyer who serves as chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services, told the gathering that it would be “fabulous” if public financing could be enacted for $1.5 million, but he said perhaps the cost would be higher.Proponents said they hoped Florida legislators would approve a “local option” on public financing allowing each county to decide whether to finance judicial campaigns with public money.Madeira, chair of the ABA Commission on State Judicial Selection Standards, said people across America are concerned about the qualifications of judges, and that proposed judicial eligibility panel could evaluate judicial candidates’ qualifications.“The standards adopted by the ABA are intended to be consistent with merit-based selection of judges, and in states such as Florida, where the voters have chosen to continue electing trial court judges, the standards can be used as a basis to improve public confidence that qualified judges are being elected,” Madeira said.last_img read more

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How to manage your time when working from home

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first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Working from home is a lot different from being in an office. It can be especially difficult to manage your time during this period of quarantine, because it’s like you drove to work and when you got there, your roommate and your roommate’s cat were both there. If you’re married with kids, you may be dealing with even more distractions in your new “office”. If you’re having difficulty getting stuff done, here’s a few things to consider…Pay attention: You may think you know exactly how much time you need to get things done every day, but those estimates may differ now that you’re stuck at home with a minivan-load of other people. If the work from home life is still new to you, start keeping tabs on how much time you need for each item on your agenda and how much time you’ll need for scheduled interruptions like making lunch for you kids. This will help you have a greater understanding of the time you have available and how much you really need each day.Look for weaknesses: Everyone wastes a little time every day. For some it’s in the morning, for some it’s closer to quitting time, and for others it’s at other random times during the day. If you’re having trouble getting all of your tasks accomplished every day, figure out where your weak spots are, and be mindful during these times. You don’t have water-cooler talk at home, but you might run into other distractions when you head into the kitchen for a fresh cup of caffeine.Make a schedule: If you do a thorough job of planning out your day, it should end with a good feeling of accomplishment. If you’re on the phone with clients or coworkers a lot throughout the day, don’t forget to set aside some time to catch up on the things you need to scratch off your list, so you’re not having to always work late into the evening.last_img read more

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More than $15 million announced in emergency funding for state, county agencies

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first_imgThe funding can be used for any emergency or disaster that occurs. This funding is in addition to the $4.3 million awarded to the state for similar efforts focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. Breakdown of what Southern Tier counties received: (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced more than $15 million dollars in federal funding is available to New York State and county emergency management agencies.center_img Broome County: $78,000Delaware County: $22,000Otsego County: $27,000Chenango County: $23,000Tioga County: $23,000Cortland County: $23,000last_img

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Brisbane home with armoury safe as houses

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first_img159 Lytton Rd, East BrisbaneGUN shop owner Charles Curley is gunning for a good deal with the upcoming auction of his Brisbane waterfront home.Mr Curley owns a gunshop in Townsville and is offering his home at 159 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane for auction on March 31.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoIn his line of business you can never be too safe, so the home has its own police approved armoury.It has been locked up in recent times since Mr Curley has rented the home out. He lived in it from 1998 until he left Brisbane for Townsville in 2005.“The locked room downstairs was once a police approved armoury where I operated a gun smithing business,” Mr Curley said.“It’s the nicest room in the house. The room is extremely secure, with steel mesh within the walls and ceiling, and a polished concrete floor. There are sliding welded stainless steel security rails inside both windows.”The property, which is being marketed through George Trovas of Ray White Bulimba, goes under the hammer on March 31 at 10:30am.last_img read more

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Family Violence: Huge numbers of protection order breaches ‘tip of iceberg’

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first_imgNZ Herald 10 August 2016Family First Comment: It seems fairly logical and obvious that a 3-strike regime would simply resolve this. Or perhaps 2-strike. Repeat offenders prove to both themselves and to society that they are a risk to victims who should have the priority of protection!New Zealand has the worst rate of family and intimate-partner violence in the world. Eighty per cent of incidents go unreported — so what we know of family violence in our community is barely the tip of the iceberg.More than 12,000 Kiwis have repeatedly breached court orders to stay away from their victims, and one person has been convicted for doing so 14 times.Ministry of Justice figures released to the Herald paint a disturbing picture of family violence in New Zealand, showing 12,157 people have been convicted for 20,864 protection order breaches in the 11 years to December 31, 2015.A protection order is a court-imposed sanction to keep an offender away from their victims, and those at the front line believe the data is the tip of the iceberg as victims are too scared to report the crimes.Released to the Herald under the Official Information Act, the data shows some offenders repeatedly flouting the orders.One person in the Manawatu/Wairarapa area was convicted 14 times for breaching an order, and another in the Bay of Plenty/Coromandel area has been convicted for 13 breaches.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11690474Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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DOH backpedals: PH still on first wave of COVID-19 outbreak

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first_imgRoque apologized for the confusion as he admitted that Duque did not inform President Rodrigo Duterte about his interpretation regarding a second wave of infections.“Nagpapaumanhin po kami kung kayo ay naalarma pero ang katunayan po ang siyensya naman po at importante ang pagbasa sa mga waves para alam natin ang gagawin na response,” Roque said.Duque said during a Senate inquiry on Wednesday that the COVID-19 situation that the country is already experiencing the second wave of COVID-19 cases, following the first wave in January that was composed of three Chinese nationals.He warned that a third wave of COVID-19 transmission would be the “worst case scenario” for Metro Manila if it will be placed under general community quarantine without enough testing.Aside from Roque, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año have also expressed opposition with Duque’s interpretation./PN Dr. Beverly Ho, director of the DOH Promotion and Communications Service, conveyed the agency’s apology following the confusion caused by the statement of Duque to the senators in a Senate hearing on Wednesday. “Tayo po ngayon ay nasa first wave,” Roque said in a virtual press conference. “Napakaliit naman ng tatlong kaso para maging isang wave. Sabihin nating hindi siya nagkamali, pero nagkaroon ng ibang opinyon.” Duque’s interpretation was supported by epidemiologist John Wong, a member of the sub-technical working group on data analytics of the Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19. His analysis, however, was contested by many, including Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who said earlier yesterday that the first three cases of COVID-19 in the country last January cannot be considered a wave. The Philippines is still in the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Thursday, refuting Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. The Philippines is still in the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Thursday, refuting Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. AP/PCOOcenter_img Duque told the senators the other day that the COVID-19 situation in the country is already on second wave as what considered as the first wave was the three cases of Chinese national from Wuhan in January. “We apologize for the confusion that this has caused but we hope that this does not in any way distract us from what we really need to do to change the course of this pandemic,” she added. “The DOH confirms that yes we are (still) on the first wave of COVID-19 epidemic driven by a local community transmission,” Ho said in a virtual press conference on Thursday afternoon. MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) took back what its chief Secretary Francisco Duque III earlier declared as it agreed that the Philippines remains is still dealing with the first wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.last_img read more

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Wildcats Coed Varsity Track Finishes 1st Place vs. Tigers

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first_imgThe Franklin County Unified Track Team hosted their first meet against the visiting Lawrenceburg Tigers winning 194-84. They were all able to compete at a high level in preparation for sectionals. Both teams battled through the rain and harsh conditions but in the end, Franklin County was able to win the event.Franklin County results are as follows: Boys Relay: 1:06.14 Sugar Shane, Trevor Murray, Isaiah Webster, and Bradley Burger;Girls Relay: 1:24.86 Kendyl Brack, Ally Klei, Kennedy Kiracofe, and Audra Lovins; Boys 400: Braydon Ertel 1:09.45, Bradley Burger 2:06.80, Ethan Knapp 2:07.90. Girls 400: Sydney Stokes 1:26.88, Kenzie Murray 1:30.00, Emily Murray 1:35.17, Audra Lovins 2:21.19; Boys 100: Trevor Murray 13.40, Braydon Ertel 13.70, Isaiah Webster 15.02, Sugar Shane 16.99, Ethan Knapp 21.39; Girls 100: Kendyl Brack 16.33, Sydney Stokes 16.93, Emily Murray 16.97, Ally Klei 21.19; Boys Shot Put: Braydon Ertel 40’4″, Sugar Shane 26’3.5″; Girls Shot Put: Emily Murray 22’7″, Ally Klei 17’1″, Kennedy Kiracofe 16’2″;Boys Long Jump: Trevor Murray 17’9.5″, Bradley Burger 3’7″; Girls Long Jump: Kenzie Murray 11′, Kendyl Brack 10’2.75″, Sydney Stokes 8’8.5″, Audra Lovins 4’11.5″.Congrats to both teams on a good meet!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Braydon Ertel.last_img read more

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IOC to discuss providing financial support to international federations

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first_img “Following those discussions over the next few weeks, we will understand the landscape, and the IOC will be able to know more the role it can play in addressing the situation and how to give the IFs support, including accessing government and other support programmes which may be available.” read also:IOC, Olympics organisers parley on Executive Project Review The postponement of Tokyo 2020 has caused financial difficulties to some federations which rely on the financial dividends of the Olympic Games, and the widespread global cancellation and postponement of sporting events has exacerbated the situation. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been discussing how it might help international sports federations overcome financial losses linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisation revealed on its website. IOC chief Thomas Bach announcing unprecedented decision to postpone Tokyo Games on Tuesday “We are conscious of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the International Federations (IFs) and have already started discussions with them on a case-by-case basis as the needs of each IF are different,” the IOC said in a Q&A release.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous AdultsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Franklin County Humane Society’s to host fall shot clinics

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first_imgBrookville, IN—Time for the Franklin County Humane Society’s fall shot clinic. There are two dates and locations this year. The October 12 clinic is at the Franklin County Fairgrounds as usual, and on October 26 there will be another clinic at the Laurel Firehouse Station. Fairground clinic is from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, and Laurel is from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. All dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers, please. This is for everyone’s safety. Cash, credit card or check with accepted with proper I.D.  All vaccines are $12.00, except the Bordetella (canine kennel cough) which is $15.00, I.D. chipping is $20.00, and flea & worming treatments are done by the weight of the dog or cat.  Please don’t forget to spay & neuter. FCHS does monthly transports for this service as well.last_img read more

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