World’s Longest Running Streak Ends

first_img78-year-old Ron Hill from Accrington, England, ran at least one mile every day for 52 years and 39 days, the longest running streak ever. The streak started Dec. 20, 1964 and came to an end last Sunday due to heart problems. Hill reported feeling pain in his chest 400 meters into a run, and after one mile, he thought he was going to die. Out of respect to his family, he decided to stop his streak and take a day of recovery.Ron Hill has run through many injuries and setbacks over the decades. In 1993 Hill broke his sternum in a car accident and managed to run the next day. In another instance Hill had bunion surgery and ran a mile in a cast with walking canes around his local track everyday for a week.Hill had a very successful running career in his younger days, competing in the 1964, 1968, and 1972 Olympics, a course record of 2:10:30 at the Boston Marathon in 1970, and he held world records in the 10 mile, 15 mile, and 25 kilometer road races. Outside of his running career, Hill created Ron Hill Sports, a brand that revolutionized fabrics in athletic clothing.The next longest streak after Hill is 66-year-old California runner John Sutherland, who has run every day since May of 1969—that’s 17,420 consecutive days.last_img read more

Why you should be ‘Shopping for Miracles’ with Credit Unions for Kids

first_imgCredit Unions for Kids’ Senior Director Joe Dearborn joins us to talk about their upcoming promotion called “Shop for Miracles.” Shop for Miracles is the newest Credit Unions for Kids’ national campaign. This one-day fundraiser takes place on October 15, 2015 as an exciting and innovative way to celebrate the World Council of Credit Union’s International Credit Union Day at your credit union. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

144 people admitted to COVID-19 emergency hospital in Kemayoran Athletes Village

first_imgAt least 144 people were admitted to the emergency hospital for COVID-19 cases in the Kemayoran Athletes Village in Central Jakarta on Wednesday, two days after the facility officially opened for business.Joint Defense Area Command I commander Rear Adm. Yudo Margono said the patients comprised 86 males and 58 females.Only nine patients among the 144 have so far tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, he said. “Forty-one patients are ODP [people under surveillance] and the remaining 94 people are PDP [patients under treatment],” he said as quoted by kompas.com.The number of patients increased by 56 since Tuesday, when the hospital was only treating 88. Two among them had been referred to Gatot Subroto Army Hospital because of comorbidity issues.During the 2018 Asian Games, the Kemayoran Athletes Village was able to house 24,000 people. However, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the complex would now be able to handle about 3,000 patients.The majority of the emergency hospital’s staff members were doctors and nurses from the Indonesian Military and the National Police.Earlier on Tuesday, Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto said that 31 patients in the athletes village had been sent home because they did not need hospital treatment.Yurianto said that the four apartment towers of the emergency hospital would not be used to treat asymptomatic people or those showing minor COVID-19 symptoms, which made up about 80 percent of all COVID-19 positive cases in the country.“Self-isolation by staying at home is enough. Not all people with the disease should depend on hospital services,” he said, adding that asymptomatic people did not need to be hospitalized, unless there was a comorbidity issue. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Australia’s next property millionaire to be decided soon with a home in every east coast capital city

first_imgThis view belongs to that of Australia’s next property millionaire, set to be drawn by the RSL Art Union within weeks.SOAK up the winter sun in Noosa, spend summer on Sydney’s beaches and watch the leaves change colour in Melbourne – all possible if you become Australia’s newest property millionaire for just $5. The massive $3.46m-plus property portfolio was put up as part of the RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery, involving three dream apartments across Sydney, Noosa and Melbourne with an estimated rental return of $153,140 a year.The apartments were bought earlier this year for $3.1925m all up, of which the biggest cost was the $1.715m paid for the two bed 166/71 Victoria Street, Potts Point, in Sydney in January, followed by $942,500 for a three bed apartment at 26 The Rise 37 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, on the Queensland coast in May and $535,000 forked out for a one bedder at 503/55 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, in Victoria in February. QUEENSLAND SET FOR DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH THE BLOCK’S $2M TAX BREAK AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST YOUNG PEOPLE NAMED The Port Melbourne apartment is part of a thriving cultural zone. The view from 503/55 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Vic 3207The draw is set to close at 8pm on November 7, and Australia’s newest property millionaire will be discovered at the 10am draw on Wednesday November 15.The Sydney unit is in the Waratah building, with million-dollar views towards the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Centrepoint Tower.The original listing said the two bedroom, two bathroom apartment was in “the highly sought after inner-city suburb of Potts Point, just 3km from the CBD”, was thoughtfully styled for a chic Sydney lifestyle, and would make a good weekender or permanent residence. “You will be the talk of the town at New Year’s Eve,” it said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoThe Sydney skyline from your loungeroom. The bedroom also opens to the balcony. The view from 26 The Rise, 37 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, Qld 4567 It has views across the water. The Noosa kitchen is big enough for the whole family. The apartment is perfect for soaking up some sunshine.It has a whopping $66,560 worth of furniture and electricals, and RSL has paid rates, water and body corporate for the first 12 months ($11,430), plus legal fees ($1,375), and they’ve thrown in a $3,000 travel voucher.The one bedder in Melbourne is in a building called ‘Bayshore’, in the cultural hub, 5km from the CBD, and has view of Port Phillip Bay. The estimated annual rental was $30,940, and RSL has put in $23,987 worth of furniture and electricals, paid the rates, water and body corporate for the first 12 months ($3,491) plus transfer duty ($27,170) and legal fees ($1,375).Funds raised by the RSL Art Union go to providing services like crisis accommodation, advocacy, welfare services, financial support and rehabilitation to current and ex-servicemen and women, their dependants and families. *FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK *FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX The apartment was designed to suit Sydney chic inner-city lifestyle.If you rented the Sydney apartment out the estimated annual rental income was $78,000 and RSL also had the unit kitted out with $41,910 worth of furniture and electricals.The rates, water and body corporate have been paid for the first 12 months (valued at $11,363), and also transfer duty ($79,835) and legal fees ($1,375).The Noosa three bedroom executive apartment was in ‘The Rise’, a 14 minute walk from the coast’s famous Main Beach. Split-level, with views of Laguna Bay from the living room and the popular Hastings Street heart of Noosa a 10 minute stroll away, the unit could be rented out for $44,200 annual rental income. The unit is light and bright. The Noosa apartment is split level with the living zones up top.last_img read more

ING scheme to wrap six plans into single arrangement

first_imgThe €29bn ING Pensioenfonds is reducing its six pension arrangements to a single one, in order to improve communication and automation, in addition to offering a more sophisticated array of investment options to its members.During the past years, several mergers and take-overs had caused a patchwork of exception, transitional as well as compensation arrangements for the closed scheme’s 70,000 participants and pensioners.The pension fund explained that the simplified set up will offer retiring participants more choice, including retiring between the age of 55 and 71. It added that people who prefer a part-time pension can do so in lump sums of 10%.Improved digitalisation of the scheme will also be a bonus. The pension fund said that a large majority of trade union members have approved the changes, which amount to a €25m project. Costs are expected to be recouped within three years, it added.In an interview on the scheme’s website, Edward Heijkers, director of services at pensions provider and ING subsidiary AZL, explained that the harmonisation process was complicated, “as company pension plans in the financial sector have many bells and whistles”.He added that, in the industry, a pension plan is considered to be a primary labour condition, ”to attract and retain people”.As a part of the simplification, schemes such as contribution compensation, temporary old age pension, and interim pension, have been merged into a single plan. The target pension age for almost all participants has been set at 65.Emanual Geurts, trustee at trade union De Unie, said it was the first time the unions had been involved in major changes in a closed pension plan.He said the unions were satisfied the value of all pension rights for all participants had been maintained.In a statement, board member Vandana Doekhie highlighted the importance of the simplification project for the scheme’s long-term future. She said the changes made pension provision future proof and more cost-effective.ING Pensioenfonds closed its defined benefit plan to new entrants in 2014, after ING split into ING and Nationale Nederlanden.Since then, participants continued pensions accrual in collective defined contribution schemes at the respective new companies.last_img read more

The ultimate State of Origin battle for Australia’s next millionaire

first_imgThis is the Pyrmont choice in the Antias building at 307/1 Distillery Drive, Pyrmont, NSW.The one in Blues territory, located in the Antias building at 307/1 Distillery Drive, Pyrmont, is more expensive — valued at $2.3m — while the one in Maroons country — at Noosa Crest, 33/17 Natasha Avenue, Noosa Heads, has a value of $2.2m on it.But if the winner chooses Noosa, that won’t matter so much, because the RSL Art Union will throw in $175,000 in gold to even those numbers up. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:32Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:32 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD360p360p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenState of Origin: Which state wins your heart? 00:32 MORE: Hemsworth mansion almost ready Both have three bedrooms, this one is in the Pyrmont apartment.She said while Pyrmont win when it comes to current value, “Noosa is a safe long-term bet when buying or hanging on to an investment — and combined with sunny weather, wide open spaces and beach access — would get my tick of approval”.It’s also got a few more things in its favour though. When it comes to size, Noosa wins, at almost 100sq m bigger than the Sydney apartment (232sq m versus 135sq m).Both have three bedrooms and parking for two vehicles, but while the Pyrmont one has two bathrooms, Noosa has three. That’s not a bad view at all from the Pyrmont apartment, even if it is in NSW.There’s also about $30,000 more in furniture going into the Queensland pad ($114,788 in NSW compared to $147,493 in QLD).If this was the decider, the Maroons would emerge the clear winner when it comes to the state versus state battle. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThe Noosa choice is a penthouse with a private rooftop terrace with barbecue facilities and a heated spa.“Over the past five years, we have seen a 13 per cent increase in median apartment prices in Noosa, signifying the area’s increasing demand — noting its wide open spaces, access to beach and smaller population.”“In comparison, Pyrmont, has grown at a reduced rate of 6 per cent over the past five years — and while the median price of an apartment in Pyrmont is worth slightly more, the price gap is closing. Surprisingly, the rentals for both properties are exactly the same.” The draw, which closes on Tuesday, sees Queensland take the lead investment-wise.RSL Art Union property expert Lisa Roy said both properties had the same rental returns, Noosa apartment prices were growing at double the rate of that of Pyrmont. How a broken toilet seat landed a $70m deal FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER What the rate cut means for the market The Queensland option is bigger by almost 100 sq m.Both have water views — the Blues one looking over ANZAC Bridge and Blackwattle Bay, while the Noosa one looks over Main Beach, Laguna Bay and the hinterland.The prize homes are matched when it comes to resort-style facilities for residents including pool, gym, tennis court and the like, but the Noosa also has a private rooftop terrace with barbecue facilities and a heated spa. The RSL Art Union draw 366 pits Noosa’s beach beauty against that of Pyrmont’s bay views in NSW.It’s being billed as the ultimate $2.5m decision — a New South Wales versus Queensland battle for Australia’s next millionaire.Lined up against each other are a stunning Noosa penthouse with views over the ocean in Queensland and a modern Sydney apartment that looks out across the bay in New South Wales.Both are up for grabs in the latest RSL Art Union draw 366, but all the figures seem to point to a Queensland win.last_img read more

Sato Scores Win at Indy

first_img2017 Indy 500 Winner, Takuma Sato, celebrating in the cockpit as he prepares to cross the Yard of Bricks.SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Takuma Sato took the lead on lap 195 and held off Helio Castroneves to win The Indianapolis 500 this afternoon, besting a field of 32 other competitors to take the checkered flag.  The 40-year-old Sato becomes the first Japanese driver ever to win this crown jewel of motorsports, in its 101 runnings since 1911. Strangley, Takuma didn’t start racing until he was 20, in sport which sees drivers these days strapping into a go-cart nearly as soon as they’re able to walk.  He spent the past four years driving for underfunded team, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, before defeMicheal Andretticting to Andretti Autosport for the 2017 season.  Sato acknowledged post-race that it was great to be with a team that could give him all the tools he needed to be successful.  His former boss and Indy legend, A.J. Foyt, was in Winner’s Circle to heartily congratulate both the driver and Andretti Autosport Chief, Michael Andretti.Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves finished second, being denied his quest to join the exclusive club of four-time Indy 500 winners, which includes A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears.  The three-time winner lamented the fact that his Penske Chevy lacked the power to overcome Andretti Autosport’s Honda-powered racecars, which seemed to be the team to beat in this spring classic.  The win moves team owner, Michael Andretti, to second in Indy 500 wins as an owner, behind only Roger Penske.  It wasn’t all roses for Andretti’s team, though.  His cars looked strong early, but that superior Honda powerplant proved unreliable in at least three instances.  Team members Sage Karam, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and heralded rookie, Fernando Alonso (on-loan from Formula One), all left the race between laps 125 and 179 with mechanical difficulties.  In the end, it was Sato’s winning car, along with last year’s winner, Alexander Rossi, and Marco Andretti, as the fifty-percent of Andretti machines still running when the checkered flag was waved.  Said Andretti, “That’s why we have six bullets in the gun.”IndyCar Rookie of the Year Candidate, Ed JonesDale Coyne Racing rookie, Ed Jones, finished third — also in a Honda-powered car.  A pair of Chip Gnassi Racing Hondas round out the top five, piloted by Max Chilton, followed by veteran fan-favorite Tony Kanaan, who earned his 500 ring in 2013.Weather was not an issue during the 200-lap affair, despite being lengthened by eleven cautions, including a red flag to clean up a nasty-looking collision involving Scott Dixon and Jay Howard on lap fifty-three.  Amazingly, neither driver was injured in the horrific-looking crash that sent Dixon’s Dallara airborn and left it missing all but one wheel and most of its rear-end.  In all, a quarter of the race’s laps (50) were run under caution.  Yet raindrops held off until well after the event’s three hour and thirteen minute conclusion, and fans had left the historic speedway.  Cool temperatures led to fast lap times at the famed oval, with the quickest one turned by Sato on lap 150, at 226.19 miles per hour.  There were thirty-five lead changes, which made for an exciting day for race fans at 16th and Georgetown.Despite not having won an IndyCar Series race in three years, Helio Castroneves now sits at first in the season championship points.  Second place (11 points back) is a 3-way tie between Simon Pagenaud, Takuma Sato, and Scott Dixon.2017 Indianapolis 500 Winner, Takuma Sato.last_img read more

The Latest: Juventus player with virus says he ‘OK’

first_imgThe Juventus player who tested positive for the coronavirus says he’s “OK” and wants “to reassure everyone who is worrying about me.” Juventus announced late Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani and “those who have had contact with him” are being isolated. It also said Rugani is not showing any symptoms of the disease.Rugani sent a post on Twitter overnight in Italian.“You’ll have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure everyone who is worrying about me. I’m OK. I want to remind everyone to respect the rules, because this virus doesn’t make distinctions! Let’s do it four ourselves, for those dear to us and for those around us,” he wrote.Rugani is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the virus. The Latest: Juventus player with virus says he ‘OK’ Associated Press A four-race finals week in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, was canceled last week by the International Ski Federation.“The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders,” the governing body said Thursday.Kilde’s runner-up finish in what proved to be the season-ending race — a downhill last Saturday in Kvitfjell, Norway — lifted him to the overall title above French rival Alexis Pinturault.Pinturault also finished runner-up to Kristoffersen in giant slalom. Another Frenchman, Clement Noel, was runner-up to Kristoffersen for the season-long slalom title by only two points, 552-550.Kristoffersen had an outside chance of winning the overall title if the final two races had gone ahead. Kilde succeeds Austrian great Marcel Hirscher, who won eight straight overall titles before retiring in the offseason.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img March 12, 2020 ___9:55 a.m.The season-ending men’s World Cup ski races were canceled Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, giving Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde his first overall title.Giant slalom and slalom races were scheduled for this weekend in Kranjska Gora, near Slovenia’s border with Italy.The cancellations mean Henrik Kristoffersen, another Norwegian, becomes the season champion in both disciplines by tiny margins. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times local):___10 a.m.last_img read more

DEFEND THE LAND!

first_imgGuyana battle Trinidad today in RAN 15s South Zone FinalONE of the biggest rivalries in Rugby within the Caribbean will take centre stage today at the St Stanislaus College ground, Carifesta Avenue, when Guyana do battle against Trinidad and Tobago in the final of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15s South Zone Final. Kick-off time 16:00hrs.Brendan O’Farrell, Trinidad and Tobago’s head coach, told Chronicle Sport yesterday that his side is anxiously anticipating the encounter today with Guyana, especially since the ‘Soca Ruggers have been beaten in their last two encounters.Guyana, more popularly known as the ‘Green Machine’ are acknowledged by many as the most-feared Rugby team in the Caribbean, more so in the game’s shortest version – sevens.However, in the 15s format, Guyana have made some historical strides, with their victory 30-27 against the USA (South) in 2014, to win their maiden NACRA (now known as RAN) 15s title in Atlanta – their biggest achievement yet.In both 7s and 15s, Trinidad remain Guyana’s toughest opposition. In last year’s Ran South Zone 15s final, Guyana prevailed 23-18 over Trinidad, but this time around O’Farrell is hoping for a different result.“Guyana have had the upper hand on us over the last couple of years. We know each other very well and on the day it’s who want it the most,” O’Farrell said, adding, “Both teams would have prepared as well as they can, but at the end of the day it’s who want it the most.”Despite being tough in their defence, Guyana outscore their opposition using their quickness on the wings, with former national Patrick King and West Indies skipper Claudius Butts doing the damage; but O’Farrell pointed out that adjustments will be made to not only stop the Guyanese from using their advantage.(But also) “You have to try and negate the strength of the team. Fortunately, we have quite a few of them playing in Trinidad so we’re familiar with them,” the Trinidad and Tobago head coach said.Asked about the possibility of winning and what it will mean for Rugby on his Island, O’Farrell pointed out, “The win will do well for us in Trinidad. Guyana have won the Southern Championship for the last two years and it will be nice to take the trophy back to Trinidad and move on to play the bigger countries.”Meanwhile, with a clash against Mexico (RAN’s North Zone Champions) on the horizon, Guyana’s captain Ryan Gonsalves is hoping to replicate their performance against the Trinidadians last year and urged all to come out and support his side.It was not all smooth sailing for the Guyanese side, who only on Thursday were able to secure a venue for the game, since their usual battleground, the National Park, was deemed unplayable because of the heavy rainfall experienced over the last couple of days.The team had to deal with their usual lack of support from both Government and corporate Guyana; something Gonsalves is “challenging”.“It is challenging and frustrating to see such a good team, playing this good all the years, being faced with these difficulties year in, year out. It is about time someone from the Government put his/her foot forward, or major sponsors help us out,” Gonsalves said.“It is always a challenge for any team playing home or aboard. We are trying to see how we can leave the off-field stuff from affecting us and try to focus on today’s game,” Gonsalves pointed out.But despite the challenges, Gonsalves is adamant that the ‘Green Machine’ will be ready for today’s game both mentally and physically.“We are pretty ready for them. We have been working on certain tactics to work the big guys out and see how long they can last. We will be very mobile and attack them rather than sit and wait for them to come to us.”Banks DIH, a long-time supporter of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), will be partnering with the Union through its world famous Banks Beer brand, for today’s clash.Communications Manager Troy Peters pointed out that the company is more than happy to continue its alliance with the GRFU and also made a call for the public to support the team.last_img read more

BCB on the move again

first_imgOVERSEAS-based Guyanese Dr Tulsi Dyal and Dr Puran Singh were recipients of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) highest Award ‘The Rohan Kanhai/Basil Butcher Tribute to Heroes Award’.Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh, who is based in Texas, USA has already, for 2019, donated close to $2M of his own funds to the BCB. Last year he contributed over $1M to host a Countywide Coaching Programme and a Cricket Academy for 70 young cricketers.Singh, this year, is set to continue the sponsorship of the Countywide Coaching Programme. He also hosted a one-week Cricket Academy and assisted clubs with water coolers.Dr Puran Singh, the younger brother of Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh, came on board this year with a $300 000 sponsorship of the National Players Financial Stipend Scheme. Under this historic programme BCB provides $10 000 for a Berbice player selected to represent Guyana at Under-15, U-17, U-19 and U-19 female and senior female levels. Since 2018, the BCB has shared out over $600 000 under the scheme.BCB president stated that the BCB is unmatched in terms of the work it does on and off the cricket field. The Board, Foster stated, is investing heavily in its players with the main objective of making sure that the rich tradition of Berbice Cricket can continue in the future.Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh, in accepting the BCB’s highest award, said that he felt humble to be recognised by the Cricket Board.Singh stated that he was very impressed with the work of the current executives and its financial accountability of his funds. He also announced the renewal of his sponsorship for 2020.The two medical doctors also received Certificates of Appreciation and a special gift each from the BCB.The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS (RHTY&SC) also presented its highest award ‘The Dolphin Award of Excellence’ to Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh.last_img read more