Saluda Adventure Weekend Giveaway

first_imgEnter our Saluda Adventure Weekend Giveaway to win a Saluda, North Carolina Prize Pack including:Whitewater paddling on the Green River from Green River AdventuresA zip line canopy adventure from The GorgeDinner for two at the Purple Onion in downtown SaludaTwo nights lodging at the historic Orchard InnThis contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered and please check out all our other great giveaways.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning  date. Entries must be received by mail or through the contest sign-up page by 12:00 noon EST on June 15th, 2013. One entry per person. One winner per household.  Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United  States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older.  Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge  Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No  liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate,  non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled,  mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for  technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable  network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer  transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of  processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the  sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, The Gorge, Green River Adventures, Purple Onion and the Orchard Inn reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information  and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their  sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry  process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.  Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating  sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies  shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from  acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash,  or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of  the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to  allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater  value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.  Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors  office on or before June 30th, 6:00 PM EST 2013. Winners will be contacted by  the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7  days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of  winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

Nominated in the category of Next Top Credit Union Exec are….

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr After two years in a row with more than 200 nominations for the Next Top Credit Union Exec competition, we thought for sure our numbers would be down this year. Once again, the credit union industry proved us wrong. We’re excited to say that 210 unique and talented young professionals have been nominated to become the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec for 2017.210 young credit union leaders now know that someone in their organization or professional network thinks enough of them and their potential to nominate them for the pre-eminent credit union young professionals competition. That itself has to be a great feeling. But wait, there’s more! Each of those nominees are eligible to apply for the contest by simply completing an application form and submitting a short video and a brief explanation about a project they are working on, or an idea they have to improve the credit union industry.Just by applying, they will receive a free one-year CUES NextGen Membership or a $125 credit towards other CUES products and services. When they apply, they also earn the attention of the credit union world, and bring focus to their creative ideas and thoughts. And as an applicant, they will also earn special pricing if they wish to attend the CEO/Executive Team Network conference on their own. continue reading »last_img read more

The Zadar Tourist Board has published a public call for co-financing of events in 2018

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the City of Zadar has announced a public call for co-financing the organization and holding of events in 2018 in the area of ​​the City of Zadar.The subject of the Public Invitation is the allocation of grants from the Tourist Board of Zadar for events in the city of Zadar important for tourism, cultural and other offer as a motive for tourists to the destination, which contribute to the following goals: improving tourist stay and enriching the tourist product Zadar, development of contents that enable prolongation of the tourist season, increase of tourist traffic, especially in the pre-season and post-season, promotion of the city of Zadar in the country and abroad, strengthening of the Zadar brand as a tourist destination and contribution to creating a recognizable image of Zadar.The application is submitted electronically to online form i u tiskanom obliku s potrebnom dokumentacijom ističu iz TZ Zadar te dodaju kako se prijave i dokumentacija  dostavljaju preporučeno poštom ili osobno u Turistički ured zaključno s danom 26. February 2018. (Candidates with the date of sending the mail from February 26, 2018 are also considered) to the address of the Zadar Tourist Board, Jurja Barakovića 5, 23000 Zadar, with the indication “Applications for co-financing of events 2018.”See more about the conditions of the public call here:Zadar Tourist Board / Public call for co-financing of events in 2018 Application form along with instructionslast_img read more

Paul Merson urges Chelsea to sign Manchester City defender John Stones and sell ‘problem’ player

first_imgAdvertisement Paul Merson has urged Chelsea to sign Manchester City defender John Stones (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson has urged Chelsea to sign Manchester City and England defender John Stones and sell ‘problem’ player Marcos Alonso.Chelsea have impressed in Frank Lampard’s first season as Blues boss, finishing fourth in the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup final.Lampard has already bolstered his squad with the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, but Merson reckons the team’s defence still needs a shake-up.And the Arsenal legend has urged Chelsea to sign Stones, who is being linked with a move away from Man City and has emerged as a target for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’d go and get John Stones for that, and play him in the middle of the three. Then I’d say have Antonio Rudiger and Christensen either side of them,’ Merson told Sky Sports.‘Chelsea love to play out the back, they roll it out every time, so you need someone unbelievably good on the ball.‘If you have pace around them, I think it will help Chelsea; I think Stones would be a great buy, and he has to play in a three. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jul 2020 9:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Comment Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Man City and England star (Picture: Getty)‘Stones has the potential to be great, he really has, but he needs the confidence.‘At the moment Chelsea have three centre-halves that aren’t in the same class as Stones on the ball.’Merson also believes Chelsea must sign a new left back to replace Alonso, who is closing in on 150 appearances for the Blues but has attracted criticism throughout the season.The former Gunners star added: ‘Their priority has to be getting a centre-half and a left-back. 100 per cent.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It tells you everything that they have to play three at the back, Frank Lampard doesn’t trust the centre-backs.‘They’ve bought well so far up front, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are major signings, but don’t end up like Arsenal, where everyone is crying out and can see what they need.‘How many years did we say Arsene Wenger needs a centre-half, but he never went and got one?‘Marcos Alonso for me needs replacing; he gets vital goals but he’s not a natural defender.center_img Chelsea 2-0 Wolves: Frank Lampard press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:18FullscreenChelsea 2-0 Wolves: Frank Lampard press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘That doesn’t help the back three because centre-halves have to come out of their comfort zone and come out of the line of the box to defend on the wings. Alonso causes that problem.‘Cesar Azpilicueta is a great pro, but he’s getting on now. Kurt Zouma has a mistake in him.‘Chelsea don’t have a naturally-gifted centre-half who can put his foot on the ball and play.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chelsea handed major boost in Ben Chilwell transfer pursuitMORE: Chelsea set price for under-fire goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga Paul Merson urges Chelsea to sign Manchester City defender John Stones and sell ‘problem’ player Advertisementlast_img read more

Ronaldo blocks Transfermarkt on social media for valuing him same as Lukaku

first_img The Portuguese superstar had been rated at a whopping £90m when he swapped Real Madrid for Juventus less than two years ago. But after seeing his goal-scoring rate slow down since moving to Italy, Ronaldo’s valuation has also plummeted. Indeed, teammate Paulo Dybala is valued at a higher price than the Red Devils legend at £76.5m. Inter Milan’s Christian Eriksen is reckoned to be the most valuable player in Italy at £81m after a £17m January move from Spurs.Advertisement CRISTIANO RONALDO has blocked Transfermarkt on social media after they valued him the same as Manchester United flop Romelu Lukaku. The hilarious revelation came out on Twitter after Ronaldo’s valuation dropped to just £67.5million. To rub salt in the wound, Ronaldo is rated the same as Inter striker Lukaku, who flopped at Old Trafford a decade after Ronnie became the world’s best player there. And Transfermarkt have now revealed Ronaldo has blocked them on Twitter after making it clear he was not happy with his valuation. However, he should take some solace that despite being 35 years old, he is being ranked at the same level as a 26-year-old entering his prime. Ronaldo already has 25 goals in 31 games this season. read also:Ronaldo’s mother rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, reports claim And should he ever reach his levels at Madrid, where he once scored 61 goals in a single campaign, Ronaldo can be sure to see his valuation rocket back up to the top of the charts. Most valuable Serie A playersChristian Eriksen: £81m (Inter Milan)Paulo Dybala: £76.5m (Juventus)Lautaro Martinez: £72m (Inter Milan)Cristiano Ronaldo: £67.5m (Juventus)Romelu Lukaku: £67.5m (Inter Milan FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Sports Report (August 25–August 30)

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Sports Report for August 25-30.ORVC Weekly Report (August 25-August 30)Players & Performers of the Week.Volleyball:  Eve Galbreath-Switzerland CountyGirls Cross Country:  Kinzie Scott-Rising SunBoys Cross Country:  Zach Martini-Rising SunGirls Golf:  Mackenzie Black-South RipleySoccer:  Coleman Jackson-SouthwesternCourtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

No Going Back to Trabzonspor, Says Mikel

first_imgMikel only joined the club as a free agent last summer, having penned a two-year deal, but parted ways with the Super Lig side by mutual consent.His post on Instagram earlier this week read: “There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation.“Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones at this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.”But Turkey’s Sports Minister, Muharrem Kasapoglu, has since suspended matches indefinitely, bowing to pressure from players and coaches after many other countries called off sports events.Mikel has since returned to London with his family and has vowed not to return to Turkey.The Nigerian told The Athletic: “They were really upset about the whole thing. I was told to meet with the president in his office one-on-one.“He asked me to take it down (his statement). I told him I wasn’t going to do that. It’s my opinion. This is how I feel. We live in a free world. I have freedom of speech. I can express my opinion.“I wanted to win the league too but at this point in time, we have to think about what is more important: to save peoples’ lives.“I want to help in any way that I can to defeat this virus. For us to be out there playing; I don’t think we are helping the global situation. I don’t feel it is right for us to play football.“I told them I wanted to go home. They said, “If you go home, you’re not coming back.” I said, “OK, I’m going home.”‘Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao offered his support to Mikel after the social media statement, saying that “life is more important than football.”But Mikel’s decision resulted in criticism from some Trabzonspor supporters, with the midfielder’s girlfriend choosing to share a shocking message she received on social media.Her Instagram post confirming Mikel would soon be returning home was responded to by an unnamed user, who abused the player.Action has come to a halt across the top five leagues in Europe to help prevent the spread of the virus and the domestic campaign in Turkey has now followed suit just as Mikel had suggested.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Femi Solaja with agency reportAfter former Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel, left Trabzonspor for his refusal to take down his post on social media calling on Turkish League authorities to put the season on hold due to the spread of COVID-19, the Super Lig was eventually suspended yesterday.Now, the former Chelsea star is insisting he won’t return to Trabzonspor when the season resume from the forced vacation.last_img read more

Golovkin-Kell Brook Fight Motivated Pacquiao’s Comeback

first_imgManny Pacquiao has revealed how he was given fresh motivation to return to boxing after watching Kell Brook’s world title fight with Gennady Golovkin.The Filipino star retired from the sport after winning his rematch with Timothy Bradley on points in April, but the 37-year-old regained his hunger for success after studying Golovkin’s fifth-round stoppage win over Brook in September.  Reflecting on his reasons for returning to boxing, Pacquiao told the Daily Mail: “I happened to see Triple G fighting Brook and suddenly I feel lonely. Sad.“I find myself thinking that I’m no longer doing the sport I love. I know I still have the speed, the power and the hunger and I am asking myself: ‘why didn’t I continue?’“I don’t normally watch other fights. But for some reason I did this time. I am thinking I know what Brook should be doing to have a chance. Countering instead of taking on a big hitter.“Golovkin is bigger, stronger. He is not only a powerful puncher but he is heavy handed. There is a difference. A heavy-handed opponent can hurt even if he doesn’t land clean. However they hit you, it makes you think.“I’m fighting this fight in my mind. And I’m hooked, again. In that moment my decision to come back is made.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

If Cowboys fire Jason Garrett, the coach reportedly could land with Giants for 2 reasons

first_imgToday is Sunday and the Cowboys are playing, so people naturally are wondering what the future holds for Jason Garrett. Such is life for the head coach of Dallas’ NFL team.The 53-year-old coach likely would have been discussed no matter what in Week 12, when his team was scheduled to play at New England as a 4 1/2-point road underdog in front of a national TV audience. Yet NFL Media fueled the Garrett job security fire Sunday morning with a report that connected the 10th-year Cowboys coach to the division-rival Giants. The other side of this report, however, would be a surprise. Why would the Giants, already armed with an underachieving, offensive-minded head coach trying to build a contender around quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley, be interested in a coach whose offenses in Dallas have been nothing if not inconsistent?This isn’t to say New York shouldn’t at least consider Garrett, should it move on from Shurmur and Dallas also make a move. He’s a fine coach.But “fine” hasn’t been good enough for the Cowboys. The pool of potential Giants coaching candidates, many of whom aren’t retreads from division rivals, likely would present at least one better option. WEEK 12 NFL PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictions”The Giants have emerged as a real and legitimate potential landing spot for Garrett,” Ian Rapoport reported. “First of all, it is his preferred destination if he can’t stick with the Cowboys.”And second, back in 2014 the Giants were trying to decide should they fire Tom Coughlin, my understanding is they would have fired Coughlin if they could get Jason Garrett. Instead he signed an extension.”The report obviously operates under the presumption that the Giants, limping through a 2-8 season, will also fire coach Pat Shurmur at season’s end.From @NFLGameDay: Could the #Giants be a landing spot for #Cowboys coach Jason Garrett if Dallas moves on from him? A look at one situation to keep watching… 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 24, 2019This NFL Media report is the latest in a strong flow of implications that Jerry Jones will give into pressure to fire Garrett despite the Cowboys owner/general manager’s continued verbal support of his coach. That support is warranted, considering Dallas entered Sunday with a 6-4 record, best in the NFC East.But Jones’ actions — reportedly not yet considering a contract extension for Garrett as the coach works through the final year of his deal — speak louder than his words of commitment. At this point, despite Garrett’s 83-63 record in his 10 seasons as Dallas’ coach, nobody would be surprised if Jones made a change.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, September 7, 2016:•2:45 a.m. Officers investigated violation of a protection order in the 600 block N. Olive, Wellington of known suspect.•3:17 a.m. Joseph L. Elliott, 43, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with violation of protection order.•8:01 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.•8:29 a.m. Officers took a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•1:09 p.m. Jeremy L. Evans, 38, Mulvane, was arrested and confined on 6 Kay County Warrants.•2:15 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. Plum, Wellington.•4:01 p.m. Officers conducted a civil matter in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.•4:32 p.m. Debra L. Ware, 56, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a City of Wellington warrant for theft.last_img read more