Slatyfork Enduro. Save the date and make plans to be here.

first_imgPractice and More:  Saturday practice runs with causal shuttles, Saturday evening dinner, fresh beverages (keg style), Sunday race meeting, race, awards, and dinner.  Camping is free. So, come on, ride, race, relax, cheer the racers on, enjoy.  Pocahontas County / Slatyfork / Snowshoe is the place to be.  See you for practice and Race day. Some past racer quotes:  “This place is raw! So Good!” “I have raced most of the Enduros on the east coast, this is my favorite event, best course, best trails and best party.” When:  Saturday practice August 10, Race day Sundaythe 11th. The Ride:  Here are some stats to peak your interest.  Total course length: 22 miles, number ofstages: 5 (we hope to add one more this year somewhere out on Turkey Pointbefore stage 3.  We will see if we canpull it off.)   Shuttles – two this savesaround 2000 feet of climbing, 4.5 miles of asphalt and gets you to the goods;  total elevation gain: 3221 feet, totalelevation loss 5710 feet.  So, if you are thinking Enduro, why twoshuttles?  Well, to get both Tea CreekMountain and Turkey Point Connector the only other option is grinding upasphalt – that just seems to take the fun out of it.  Though there have always been a few hardysouls that do the grind just because… and that is still an option. Overall Course Map The race is Mid August, there is a high probability that we will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than wherever you are, the hiking is great, vistas along the race course are world class.  While you are here there is trout fishing, floating the Greenbrier River, Greenbrier River Trail, tours at the Green Bank Observatory, Snowshoe Bike Park, and much more.center_img Stage Profiles A crazy winter in Slatyfork,WV, but spring is finally here!  That means Pocahontas Trails is back in trail work mode getting ready for our 5th annual WV Enduro Series Slatyfork Enduro August 11 (practice) and 12 (race). Whether you are a hard core racer or a casual rider trying to match your times against your cohorts this is the race for you.  You get to ride and race some of the best of Slatyfork, many trails that have been part of a local MTB storied history Fat Tire Festival, Gauley Headwaters IMBA Epic Ride, Wild 100, and WVMBA Ultra Series.  Pocahontas Trails was founded in2013 to ensure the old school trails (lots of hand cut CCC trails, old rail andskid grades) of Pocahontas County were preserved.  We were starting to lose single track torestoration using machines; the restoration was necessary, the technique iswhat we objected to.  Since then we havea signed agreement with the Forest Service and have worked hard to coordinatetrail work.  This race is our primary fundraiser to help with purchasing tools, insurance, and local area promotion.  A Bit Of Background Think back to the ride here 8 to 10years ago:  dead fall everywhere, endlessmud, brush so thick it would eat your bars. All a thing of the past, in spite of some major hits by Mother Natureour recovery after each event has been fast and focused. Locally there is strong community support for mountain biking.  Leading the way is the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) which funds trail maintenance in the Monongahela National Forest and is active in promotion of mountain biking; next is Snowshoe Bike Park our primary race sponsor donating shuttle support, prizes and a generous cash donation, then The Snowshoe Foundation for support with equipment and then all local businesses support us with donations.  Please check our web page for additional sponsors. During the early days of MTB the Slatyfork trails were in prime condition, then a few years of neglect followed by the last 5 or 6 years of restoration by Pocahontas Trails, the Forest Service and lots of volunteer hours.  Mother Nature has not been easy on us, the 2012 Derecho, multiple heavy flooding events, rain, more rain, ice storms, more rain, more wind,… well you get the picture.  The good news is that many hours of trail work have helped the trails weather all this well.  Dead fall gets cleared quickly, erosion repaired and mitigated, trail corridors are brushed back and the overall trail tread maintained.   That is the good news; the best news is that through all of this we have maintained the old school roots, rocks, single track experience, and still some of the classic Slatyfork mud.  Pocahontas Trails 2019 Details Pocahontas Trails is an equal opportunity provider and employer.Pocahontas Trails is a Permit Holder of the Monongahela National Forest Event Location:  Staging area / primitive camping / late registration / race start / food and music all located on Mine Road in Slatyfork.  GPS coordinates:  38.392696, -80.148513.   last_img read more

YLD supports bill seeking loan help for state attorneys, PDs

first_img YLD supports bill seeking loan help for state attorneys, PDs YLD supports bill seeking loan help for state attorneys, PDs A legislative position to help pay student loans for prosecutors and public defenders, preparing for a Supreme Court oral argument on changes to the Practicing with Professionalism rule, and continuing post-hurricane activities are all occupying the Young Lawyers Division.YLD President Michael Faehner reported to the Bar Board of Governors in December that the division also has been working on several other projects.He said the YLD board will seek authorization to lobby at the Bar board’s January meeting for SB 190, by Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac. The bill provides that for assistant state attorneys and public defenders who have completed three years of service, the state will pay $3,000 a year to help retire their student loans. After six years, the repayment amount goes up to $5,000, with the maximum repayment capped at $44,000.The YLD, Faehner said, wants to actively support the bill as a way to help assistant public defenders and state attorneys, who frequently make less that their counterparts in private practice but also have high student loans. The repayment plan would help those young lawyers continue their public service careers, he noted.The YLD’s proposed amendment to the Practicing With Professionalism rules were scheduled to have oral arguments at the Supreme Court on January 11 (after this News went to press). The main change being proposed is that government lawyers would lose their ability to defer taking the course — required of all new Bar members — until their government service ended and they entered private practice.Faehner reported that public defenders and the Criminal Law Section have made additional filings in the case. The proposed change would be prospective only.On hurricane activities, the YLD president said the section is winding down some programs but continuing others, while studying how it can improve the response to future storms.The YLD is phasing out the toll-free 800 number for hurricane victims set up at the Bar, which received around 10,000 phone calls since it was opened on August 15, Faehner said.In addition, nearly 100 lawyers participated in the YLD’s One Day Can Make a Difference program, where they volunteered to staff a legal help desk at a FEMA emergency center. That had a tremendous impact and “this truly was a team effort,” Faehner said.Local bars, law schools, and local young lawyer sections across the state also raised money and donated thousands of dollars to hurricane relief efforts.The focus is now shifting from immediate needs to long-term recovery efforts, Faehner reported. That includes clothing and book drives, adopting a hard-hit family for the holidays, offering counseling services for lawyers who had hurricane losses, and offering mediation programs to help resolve storm-related claims.With an unprecedented four storms hitting the state, “it was a challenge, we’ll admit it. It was something I was not prepared for,” Faehner said. “Approximately two weeks ago, we held the first hurricane summit ever through The Florida Bar Foundation in which all the members sat down together and shared their experiences and commiserated.“We will be more prepared next time.”Among other activities, the division:• Has established, pursuant to a request from Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Pariente, a statewide high school moot court competition, based in the five district courts of appeal.• Donated $6,000 to local young lawyers sections for their Christmas in January programs.• Donated $1,500 to the Florida Skin Cancer Foundation. Faehner noted that that is the most prevalent form of cancer for those ages 28 to 35.center_img January 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Tularemia agent found in DC air, but no cases seen

first_img See also: The CDC notice said the usual incubation period for the disease is 3 to 5 days, suggesting that anyone exposed around Sep 25 would have become ill by today. But in rare cases symptoms can take longer to appear, the agency said. The air samples that yielded the findings were collected between 10 a.m. Sep 24 and 10 a.m. Sep 25, the Post reported. The air monitors are part of the federal BioWatch program, which monitors the air for pathogens in major cities around the country. The Post said Washington area health officials were notified of the findings on Sep 30. CIDRAP overview of tularemia The United States had an average of about 124 cases of tularemia per year in the 1990s, most of them occurring in rural areas. Tick bites and handling of infected animals are the most common routes of infection, but people can also contract it from insect bites, eating or drinking contaminated food or water, or inhaling the bacteria, according to the CDC. The disease can cause several different clinical syndromes, depending on the route of infection. The CDC notice said inhalation of the microbe is most likely to lead to pneumonic, oculoglandular, or oropharyngeal disease. Tularemia does not spread from person to person, and it can be effectively treated with antibiotics. But it can be fatal in some cases. The microbe is one of the six agents considered most likely to be used by terrorists as a biological weapon. But Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials said the pathogen probably was a natural occurrence and not the result of bioterrorism, according to a Washington Post report. Roebuck said today he didn’t know yet what quantity of the agent was found or what strain of tularemia it was. Oct 3, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Several air sensors detected traces of the tularemia pathogen on the Capitol Mall in Washington, DC, Sep 24 and 25, but no cases of illness have been reported among people who were in the area at the time, according to health officials. “We’re looking to find out if anyone in the medical community has any patients with symptoms that could be similar to tularemia,” he said. After tests in Washington detected the pathogen on air filters, further tests were done by the CDC in Atlanta, according to the Post. In a Sep 30 message to health agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said environmental air monitors in the Capitol Mall “signaled the low level presence of Francisella tularensis,” the bacterium that causes tularemia. Tens of thousands of people were on the mall Sep 24 for antiwar demonstrations and the National Book Festival, according to the Post. But no cases or suspected cases of tularemia have been reported, CDC spokesman Von Roebuck told CIDRAP News today.last_img read more

Crane Cams rewards top built engine drivers, builders with cash, credit prizes

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Top finishing drivers in seven IMCA divisions and their engine builders will receive $250 in cash and another $250 credit toward future purchases from Crane Cams.Those drivers and their respective engine builders include national champions William Gould, IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, Karl Performance, Des Moines, Iowa; Justin Kay, IMCA Late Model, Grove Automotive, Dubuque, Iowa; John Ricketts, IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Russell Shoulders Race Engines, Forney, Texas; Brandon Czarapata, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Fisher Race Engines, Oshkosh, Wis.; and Gabe Tucker, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods, Fletcher Racing Engines, Abilene, Texas. Justin Luinenburg and Tyler Frye also received $250 in cash and $250 product credit as the highest finishing built engine competitors in national standings for the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod.The same awards went to their engine builders, L & D Motors of Reading, Minn., and Dr. J’s Performance of Anaheim, Calif., respectively. Mach-1 Sport Compacts are not part of the program, introduced this year by the Daytona Beach, Fla., high performance parts manufacturer and distributorChecks and certificates were mailed from the IMCA home office.“Despite perception to the contrary, engine builders and our aftermarket component manufacturers are an integral part of the IMCA competition plan and we are proud to recognize their contributions and achievements in 2013,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “Some of the best engine builders in the country powered our champions this year and they deserve the notoriety.”last_img read more

Liverpool sign Aspas

first_img Press Association Liverpool have confirmed the signing of striker Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo. The 25-year-old, who scored 12 goals for Primera Division club Celta last season, has signed a long-term contract with the Reds after passing his medical at Melwood. The deal is subject to international clearance, Liverpool announced on their website.Liverpool, who announced last week they had reached an agreement in principle to sign Aspas, did not disclose the transfer fee but it is believed to be around £7.7million. center_img Celta’s successful fight against relegation from the Primera Division on the final day of the season earlier this month held up progress. The Spaniard is Liverpool’s third signing of the summer after agreeing a deal for Man City defender Kolo Toure and on Saturday completing the capture of Luis Alberto from Sevilla. last_img read more

Senior WR Flemming will return for 5th season

first_img Published on February 5, 2014 at 5:11 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 During his national signing day press conference Wednesday, Scott Shafer took a moment to field a question about a senior wide receiver.The Syracuse head coach confirmed that Adrian Flemming, who suffered a season-ending lower-body injury during SU’s season opener against Penn State last year, will use 2013 as a redshirt season and return for the 2014 campaign.“Flem’s coming back,” Shafer said. “He looks good. He’s running around. He’s excited.”A 6-foot-3, 200-pound wideout from Ashburn, Va., Flemming started the first game of his career against the Nittany Lions and hauled in two receptions for 18 yards. He was one of the Orange’s most targeted receivers during that game, but after the game it was announced that he would require surgery.Flemming also played in 12 games as a sophomore and five as a junior, primarily on special teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe will return to a wide receiver corps with much more depth than he left it. Brisly Estime, Jeremiah Kobena and Alvin Cornelius all made starts during the season and became viable options for SU, and all three are returning.Syracuse also added four-star wide receiver K.J. Williams in this year’s recruiting class, as well as three-star wideouts Steve Ishmael and Corey Cooper — who is already on campus — and tight ends Jamal Custis and  Adly Enoicy.Flemming, though, will still be part of the equation.“His body’s in great shape,” Shafer said. “His legs are looking good — he says he’s got the bounce back into his legs — and we’re excited to get him back out there, too.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mayo players vote ‘no confidence’ in management team

first_imgPat Holmes and Noel Connelly led the side to an All Ireland semi final replay defeat to Dublin earlier in the month. But this hasn’t prevented a “significant majority” of the football panel voting to see them replaced. Last night, County Board secretary called news of the vote a “bombshell” and that their relationship with the players remains good.last_img

‘Can we get Pochettino?’ – Ghanaians react to exit of Black Stars boss Kwesi Appiah

first_imgBring back the love….with Pochettino?Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino might be sought after by Europes biggest clubs but why settle for the easy choice when he could take up a real challenge? ‘Our bet slips are free again’Betting on the Black Stars does take some courage, imagine the number of slips you’ll need to give up in order to almost win something?You figa sey you go dey spoil wanna bet like that … ever since Kwesi Appiah come I no win Bet for Black Stars e back before ….abeg leave na we taya 😑😑 pic.twitter.com/Ei5cPk5ym9— Kofi GOAT 🔥 (@_kofigaza) January 2, 2020The mother of all coachesWith this resumé, it’s surprising he’s still begging for a job…New job opportunity for Kwesi?Fetching the ball doesn’t usually require too many tactics, and this tweeter feels Kwesi Appiah might have missed his calling the first time.Prophet 2020?You usually get one prophecy on the 31st. I bet betters will feel it’s a bit of a waste to use it on this reallyLoyal to the endThere’s always one person who isn’t swayed and remains loyal to the end Kwesi Appiah is no longer the coach of the Black Stars.Ghanaians who were still getting accustomed to being in 2020 certainly did not expect this to be the most used line on social media on Thursday evening.However, following the dissolution of all the technical teams of the national football sides, and despite the fact that a number of other coaches are now without jobs, Appiah’s exit is the most telling.At least, that’s what’s getting the most traction on social media – ‘Kwesi Appiah’ and ‘Black Stars’ are currently two terms in the top five trends on Twitter in Ghana.Despite taking charge of the Black Stars two opening games in their AFCON 2021 qualifying campaign in November, Appiah’s continued stay as head coach of the men’s senior national team had become the subject of much debate.His contract expired in December 2019, but speculation was rife that he had been offered a new contract by the GFA.This earned the ire of some sections of the public who felt that given Ghana’s dismal showing at the AFCON 2019 tournament in Egypt, perhaps a change in management was needed.And from the reaction to his departure on social media, it’s clear this school of thought was one shared by not just a vocal minority.While a few people were just glad to be rid of Appiah, some are already looking to the future.Musical ChairsOne Twitter user is hoping for a bit of a switcheroo in the Black Stars, culminating in fan favourite Michael Essien taking up the top job.Prayers AnsweredOnly apt to give thanks once your prayers have been responded to…New king, new lawNew GFA Boss Kurt Okraku is getting lots of love online for this rather radical callRegretHaving earlier been hopeful of an Appiah masterclass, eating humble pie is something this tweeter doesn’t mindlast_img read more

Crusader preview: 10 things to know about the volleyball team…

first_img5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 2 Rylee Vargas12 4 teams Clearwater Tues., Oct. 6 5 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 3 Rose Hill 8 teams Mulvane 5 p.m. Tues., Oct. 6 6 p.m 5. Shuck’s style of play: Shuck said she is planning to run a 6-2 offense with two setters. “We have two really consistent outside hitters as well as a bit of height for blocking in the middle and right side,” Shuck said.  6. Crusader strengths: “Right now our strength is a positive culture and willingness to play their role,” Shuck said. “The girls may be switching from position to position depending on the performance and team we are playing.”7. Crusader weaknesses:   “We are working really hard to get consistency with our sets and also getting more swings rather than free balls,” Shuck said. 8. Key stretch for you: Wellington plans to focus on one game at a time and grow throughout the season, Shuck said. “We also plan to focus on the process and keeping our culture positive,” she said. “We had a lot of talent on the team this year so we are working on putting the girls in the right position at all times. 9. The schedule: McPherson 9 a.m. Time 5 p.m. Tues. Sept. 8 5 p.m. Tues., Sept. 15 El Dorado quad 9 a.m. Wellington #No.PlayerGrade Tues. Sept. 29 Tues., Sept. 15 Tues., Sept. 1 Mulvane 7 teams Tues., Sept. 1 Circle 5 p.m. Circle Sat. Sept. 19 Wellington quad Sat. Oct. 24 Andale Sat., Sept. 19 Tues. Oct. 20 McPherson Collegiate Wellington quad Winfield Cheney Tourn. McPherson quad Home opponent 17Keelie Cunningham11 7 teams 4 teams Thurs., Oct. 8 5 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 17 Thurs. Oct. 1 4 teams Varsity volleyball Garden Plain Tourn. Andale 4A Sub-state Augusta quad Chaparral Tourn. 6 p.m 5 p.m. Buhler 5 p.m. 4 teams TBD 18Brecken Lawrence12 JV volleyball 6 p.m Rose Hill 6Shayland French11 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Tues. Oct. 13 Collegiate Andale Rose Hill Tues. Sept. 29 Collegiate 23Tayland French12 Collegiate Tues., Sept. 22 5Reese Heasty10 5 p.m 6 teams Sat. Oct. 10 Circle 5 p.m 5 p.m. 5 teams Vallen Center Tourn. Tues. Oct. 20 Sat., Aug. 29 5 p.m. 8 a.m. C team volleyball 5 p.m. 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 Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 14/99Kira Hills12 Clearwater 9Jenna Rausch11 Wellington Winfield Wellington Thurs. Oct. 15 7Adrienne Norris10 Winfield Mulvane 6 p.m 16Jillian Wiley11 Chaparral Tourn. 4 teams Tues. Oct. 13 Sat. Oct. 3 Tues., Sept. 22 Thurs., Sept. 10 The 2016 Wellington varsity volleyball team.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things to know about the Wellington High School volleyball team:1. The essentials: Head coach: Hannah Shuck, first year. Record last year: 19-20. Notable accomplishments: Qualified for the state tournament for the first time in its history. 2. The new coach: Shuck is a Wellington High School graduate embarking on her first year as head coach of the varsity Crusaders. She had spent three years at Wellington Middle School before embarking on the varsity team. 3.  No. of returning starters: 1. Tayland French was a starter last season. 4. The varsity roster: Shuck did not want to designate a list of starters. There are four returning varsity planers from last season as well as eight other girls who stepped up this season. The varsity roster is as follows: Buhler 5 p.m. Winfield Winfield Tournament Circle 4 teams 11 teams 5 p.m. TBD Tues. Sept. 8 Thurs., Sept. 24 Clearwater 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 Wellington McPherson Tourn. 9 a.m. 4 teams 9 a.m. 27Chloe Wilson10 Clearwater 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Collegiate quad 10 teams Rose Hill 22Gracie Fink11 Augusta quad 2nd opponent Andale The intangibles: “We are striving to be the hardest working team in the league as well as bring all the energy and effort we can every day to practice as well as to game days,” Shuck said. “Practices are important because that is where we can learn how to work together as a team and build that strong culture.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Mulvanelast_img read more

City of Olympia Participating in Asia Pacific Cities Summit

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of OlympiaMayor Buxbaum to Moderate a Panel DiscussionOlympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum is participating in this year’s Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS). The 2013 APCS is a biennial event which has been held for the past 17 years. Information about this year’s summit, including the agenda, is available on the Summit’s website.The theme of this year’s APCS is: Reshaping the Urbanomics of Cities – City Challenges, City Solutions.  Mayor Buxbaum will moderate a panel discussion titled: “Harbor City Dialogue – Critical Path for Asia’s Marine Cities.”“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to meet with my counterparts from the Pacific Region. This is an important time for Olympia to be learning from and sharing information about sustainability and the challenges and opportunities that municipalities are facing concerning the environment and economy”, said Mayor Buxbaum.In preparation for this trip, Mayor Buxbaum met with staff and representatives from the Port of Olympia, Thurston County Economic Development Council, Saint Martin’s University, and the Lt. Governor’s Office.Michael Cade, Executive Director of the Thurston County Economic Development Council stated, “This trip represents a unique and excellent opportunity for Olympia and the region to expand international business opportunities for our local employers, manufacturers and tourism industry.  We applaud the Mayor’s initiative in developing these long term relationships that are critical to our future.”Over 68 cities from 5 continents will join this year’s Summit.  Funding for the Mayor’s travel, accommodations and registration is being provided by the Asia Pacific Cities Summit.last_img read more