RunSignUp has introduced a new TXT Service for Virtual Races. According to the technology provider, this ‘transforms virtual events into vibrant participatory events and connects athletes in remote locations.’RunSignUp notes that virtual races – events in which participants sign up to run a prescribed distance at a location and time of their choice and self-report their results – have grown in popularity in recent years. This is seen to create a demand for more interactivity with virtual participants.Virtual races can take two forms:Standalone event, often with a broad range of time (weeks or months) for participation from competitors in disparate locations.Add-on to an existing in-person event, allowing runners who are unable to participate due to geographic distance, time constraints, or participation caps to join in the festivities from a distance. Add-on events can often appeal to previous participants, family members of friends of current participants, or supporters of a race’s cause.Many virtual events ask participants to report their race times and collate them into results. Virtual TXT Service allows race organizers to communicate with virtual racers in pre-set text exchanges, and lets the participant respond back with their time for the event.These responses are fully integrated with the RunSignUp Results platform, allowing the participant to be added to official results with an auto-calculation of pace and age-grading, as well as personal finisher pages and finisher certificates.RunSignUp adds that ‘People can even sign up for txt notifications alerting them when a virtual runner reports a finish time – just like spectators can get notifications about the finish of a ‘real’ race.’Virtual TXT Service can be used to enhance virtual events in a variety of ways, including to send a video, offer congratulations, or provide a coupon from a sponsor. It can also bring ‘a sense of community and accomplishment of a typical race day to an otherwise isolated athletic feat.’Setup of the service is flexible, allowing for custom messages, time ranges for reporting that can be broad or narrow; and race directors can elect to post times automatically or require approval before posting. RunSignUp is a leading technology provider for races and timers in the United States. More than 16,000 races use RunSignUp to manage their events, registering more than 4 million participants each year. RunSignUp’s platform provides a hub for registration, fundraising, race promotion and race day management, with a convenient CRM view of a races’ participants, donors, sponsors, and more.RunSignUp products include RaceDay Timer product offerings, RunSignUp Clubs program to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for live tracking and race day mobile experiences.Customers include leading organizations such as the Boilermaker Road Race, Crim Festival of Races, Amway River Bank Run, Philadelphia Marathon, Komen Race for the Cure Philadelphia, Mercedes Marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, Vermont City Marathon, Sports Backers, Race Day Events, Glass City Marathon, Tulsa Run, Space Coast Marathon, Leone Timing, KC Running Company, Compuscore Timing, Knoxville Track Club, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Gulf Coast Runners, Columbus Running Company, Playmakers Running Store and many more.RunSignUp adds that it is founded by runners for runners, using technology innovation to benefit the running community.www.RunSignUp.comrunsignup.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/virtual-race-txt-service Related
Don’t lose the merry from ChristmasIt’s rapidly approaching Christmas Day. People are greeting each other with wishes for a “Merry Christmas,” instead of the customary “Have a nice day.” Noticeably, the genre of music played on the radio has changed to seasonal music with songs also wishing audiences a Merry Christmas.However, this year to hear people speak, you listen to electronic media, read newspapers and follow social media, it’s obvious that several hovering factors are about to steal the merry out of Christmas.Another factor is the post general election disappointment that continues to affect sections of the community. Not only are several residents disappointed that Hillary Clinton isn’t the President-elect, others are fearful, uncertain of what the future holds for them. Like first-lady Michelle Obama said in a recent interview, some people are having little reason to hope.However, to those who are finding it difficult to be merry because of the election results, they should remember that the American Constitution provide various checks and balances. These protect the rights of all residents, including immigrants, from abuses by the governing administration. America did not relinquish its fundamentals as a Democracy on November 8. It’s important for all citizens to be aware of their rights and the channels, including through those elected to represent them in the nation’s Congress, to protect these rights. What the uncertain future requires is faith and strength, not fear and cowardice. The election results shouldn’t be a reason for people to be denied enjoying a merry Christmas.Meanwhile, others are very disturbed by the televised images of the suffering and carnage being wreaked on the people of the town of Aleppo in Syria. It twists the hearts of caring folks to see and hear children crying, as bombs and gunshots explod around them, appealing to the world to rescue them. No doubt this is a grave tragedy, and it has led some to question why the US doesn’t have troops in Syria to prevent the blood bath that’s taking place there.However, if the US had thousands of troops fighting in Syria, the nation would again be at war, losing mostly its young people in battle. Americans suffered through the devastating news and images of what war did to the nation’s young men and women in previous wars in Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Thus, people should understand why President Obama was hesitant about sending troops into Syria. This would have risked a protracted war with Syria and its allies, including Russia. The images out of Aleppo are heart wrenching, and one hopes the United Nations can broker a satisfactory solution. However, if America was involved in the Syrian civil war, there’s little doubt the cries for American troops to pull out would be loud and persistent. Understandably, the images from Aleppo trouble some people, but this should prompt earnest prayers for a quick solution and ultimate peace, as Americans celebrate Christmas in the religious spirt in which it’s meant to be celebrated.Others say they find it difficult to be merry this Christmas as they receive persistent reports of violent crime, including domestic violence against children and women, in their American neighborhoods, and in the Caribbean. But crime is another factor that people cannot afford to cower from. Crime is a very unpleasant component of the villages we call our communities. These villages have to stand bravely, and support the authorities, including law enforcement, in combatting this scourge. We must be our brother’s keeper in the fight against crime and usual associate, poverty. It’s far from being an easy task, but one of the gifts people should grasp from Christmas this year is the gift of determination to combat crime of all sorts. Crime shouldn’t get the better of the community and, along with robbing material wealth and lives, also rob the community’s joy.There are several other factors including; persistent illnesses, financial challenges, loss of loved ones, failed relationships, that may threaten to rob some people of the merry in Christmas. However, what Christmas brings for most people is the support and fellowship of family. Being a member of a close family unit especially at an iconic religious commemoration like Christmas usually serve counter to the factors that threaten to rob people of their joy, or take the merry out of Christmas.There are usually common antidotes to the threats which take the merry from Christmas, and joys from life. These antidotes are, strength, courage, and faith.This Christmas along with peace and love, the National Weekly would like to wish our readers and advertisers strength, courage and faith, and yes, Merry Christmas.
853 Views no discussions NewsRegional J’can sentenced in US for giving fatal penis enlargement injection by: Associated Press – November 10, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Share Kasia Rivera (Photo: Dailymail.com)NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — A Jamaican woman who caused a man’s death by injecting silicone into his penis has been sentenced to five years in state prison.Kasia Rivera, who resides in East Orange, New Jersey, could also be deported to her native Jamaica under the sentence imposed Monday.The 38-year-old woman had pleaded guilty in September to reckless manslaughter, shortly before her trial was to start. She admitted delivering the silicone injection that killed Justin Street in 2011.Authorities say the 22-year-old East Orange man went to Rivera’s home so she could inject his penis with silicone, which he hoped would enlarge it. But the silicone she used wasn’t the kind used for medical procedures, and it caused an embolism which killed him.Rivera acknowledged that she wasn’t a trained doctor or licensed to administer the injection.
Villarreal and Everton played in a very tight first half, in which both teams didn’t want to give anything away despite it being a friendly. When both sides made changes, chances came as a result. 02/08/2015 The second half started in the same fashion, with Villarreal set up well and unwilling to give their opponents any joy. In addition, the Spanish side began to threaten Tim Howard’s goal more regularly. An impressive Villarreal defeated Everton 2-1 in a game played in tribute to Duncan Ferguson, in which the Spanish club showed themselves to be better than their rivals, with this especially the case in the second half. Due to this, Villarreal went on to score through Nahuel, making the most of an assist after being put through against the goalkeeper. The second goal was evidence of the superiority of the Yellow Submarine, with Nahuel also having the chance to score a third, but for a save from Howard. Gerard Moreno and Leo Baptistao stood out for Villarreal, counteracting the efforts of Mirallas for Everton. In a game that was very balanced and low on chances, only dead ball situations could find a goal. CEST Upd. at 19:52 EFE On 37 minutes it was Gerard Moreno who converted a goal from a corner that had been touched by Baptistao, the first of the game. Once again, Villarreal made the most of the chances that were afforded to them while on their tour in England, where they have worked well as a group. Marcelino’s men continued to control the game, approach the opposition penalty area and create opportunities. Ivan Alejo also went through one-on-one with Howard. Changes then came, allowing for some chances and a goal for the hosts, which excited their fans in the dying embers of the game.
Aintree Day One Fancies: 1:45 La Bague Au Roi 2:20 Band Of Outlaws (Nap) 2:50 Kemboy 3.25 Verdana Blue (e-w) 4.05 Burning Ambition 4:40 Azzuri (e-w) 5.15 Minella Melody print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email It’s Day 1 of the Grand National meeting at Aintree. The field for Saturday’s big race will be confirmed this morning while on the track, Buveur D’Air is the odds-on favourite for the feature race, the Aintree Hurdle at 3.25pm while the Foxhunters will be run over the National fences. The action at the Liverpool venue starts at 1.45pm and looking ahead to the action is George McDonagh…
As the rain continued to pour down, Galway produced a nice passage of play to get Tracey Leonard on the ball but her effort off her left curled wide. Louise Ward managed to get through for a point, thanks to the support of Tracey Leonard in the set up. Galway’s patience in tough conditions paid off as a pass from Roisin Leonard to the captain saw Tracey Leonard rattle the net on 19 minutes to lead 1-4 to 0-2. Waterford pointed a free in response but Galway’s Sarah Conneally responded with a point of her own to maintain Galway’s dominance. With 5 minutes to half time, Galway were dealt a heavy blow as Waterford’s Aileen Wall got through to land an unstoppable shot to the bottom left- hand corner of the Galway net. Galway responded with a point from Tracey Leonard before the break to lead 1-6 to 1-4. The poor weather conditions continued as play resumed but Galway got off to a great start again with points from Leonard and Aine McDonagh. Tracey Leonard followed up with a free to give the Galway side a 5 point lead just 8 minutes into the second half. It was Leonard again that broke through with 12 minutes gone to take another point for Galway followed by a score from Roisin Leonard as the Galway ladies hit their stride. Galway were shaken by a sudden Waterford goal as Aileen Wall broke through for her second green flag to reduce the deficit to 4 points. Sarah Conneally got her second point from play to keep the advantage for Galway. Galway held their composure to take the win on a final score of Galway 1-12 Waterford 2-4. They will face Mayo in the All Ireland Semi-Final in Croke Park on August 25th. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In terrible conditions, Roisin Leonard opened the scoring for Galway with a point followed by a free after 8 minutes by Tracey Leonard, giving the Galway side a 0-2 to 0-1 lead. In torrential rain, it was difficult for any side to get momentum but Waterford’s danger woman Michelle Ryan pulled it back level before Meghan Glynn gave Galway back the lead with a well–earned point on 13 minutes.