Southern Tier Harley Davidson holds chili cook-off

first_imgTOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Southern Tier Harley Davidson held their annual chili cook-off Saturday with a little help from a special guest. “It’s a fundraiser for the Harley Owners Group’s local chapter here, plus all of the charities that we’ve become involved in over time,” said Kevin Ferris of the Harley Owners Group. Organizers tell 12 News that the event was just one of many that the group holds to help out local charities. Rowdy the Pony of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies was on hand to help judge more than twenty entries for best chili, with proceeds going to a charity that will be selected by the Binghamton chapter of the Harley Owners Club. While you had to register ahead of time to have your chili judged, the tasting was open to the public.last_img read more

Warriors’ Kevin Durant concedes uncertainty with his right calf injury

first_imgOAKLAND – Usually, Kevin Durant handles on-court adversity by scoring over his opponent or setting up a teammate. Usually, Durant handles on-court criticism by defending himself to reporters or fans on social media.The Warriors’ star does not have an immediate solution to his latest problem, though. What will it take for Durant to heal his strained right calf?“I’m just taking it a second at a time. Every rep we do in the weight room, I try to focus on that rep,” Durant said after practice …last_img

Benefit in the Barn Continues to Battle Hunger in 4th Year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tickets are now on sale for the Benefit in the Barn, Broadway in the Barn . This celebration of agriculture, food and music happens Saturday, August 18, 2018. Guests will enjoy a fun, unique concert complete with dinner catered by City BBQ, Ohio beer, and Ohio wine. The organizers promise special surprises throughout the night. All net proceeds from the evening will go to support local efforts to reduce hunger in Delaware and Union counties. This year’s beneficiaries are the Delaware County Hunger Alliance and the Hope Center Community Kitchen.Last year, this event raised $38,000 to benefit hunger relief agencies. Now in its 4th year, Benefit in the Barn is excited to announce it will be partnering with Union County Farm Bureau to expand its philanthropic reach and bring a greater awareness of hunger in our communities. Additionally, the always popular Central Ohio Symphony will be presenting a Broadway-style music arrangement, complete with the Delaware Hayes Symphonic Chorus.This year’s event will be held on the beautiful farm of Jim and Mary Rodman at 5530 Radnor Road, in Radnor, Ohio. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for open seating in the barn. Handicapped parking will be available. A limited number of reserved tables can be purchased. There are numerous opportunities for local businesses and organizations to support this year’s event. All sponsors will have the opportunity to have a table display to engage with the over 800 expected guests.This event would not be possible without the generous support from our community partners.Tickets can be purchased online at BenefitInTheBarn.org . General admission is $35 per ticket for and includes the concert and dinner. Farm Bureau members will receive a $5 discount per ticket when entering their Farm Bureau member number. A limited number of tickets will be sold, so be sure to get your tickets early.Please call the United Way of Delaware County at 614-436-8929 for additional assistance regarding ticket purchases or Delaware and Union County Farm Bureaus at 740-363-1613 for general questions. Door will open at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, with the music to start shortly thereafter.last_img read more

6 days agoAston Villa striker Wesley: Being father at 14 forced me to chase Euro career

first_imgAston Villa striker Wesley: Being father at 14 forced me to chase Euro careerby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa striker Wesley has spoken of becoming a father at the age of 14.The Brazilian signed for the midlands club in the summer in a £22.5 million transfer from Club Brugge”I had my first child when I was 14 years old,” Wesley told Sky Sports. “It was difficult because it was during this time that I started to try and play football professionally.”I had to work in the day and then go to training in the evening.”I was 14 when I had my first kid, and 16 when I had my second. When I had my children, I told myself I had to do everything to be a football player.”Despite having two children to care for, Wesley went for broke when he was 17, embarking on a six-month trip to Spain for a trial with Atletico Madrid. It proved unsuccessful, but Wesley hailed the experience as “amazing” before heading to France, and then eventually ending up back in Brazil working in a factory where reality began to hit.”I had to get money for my kids. I would go to a team and every team said no,” Wesley added, before revealing how he ended up with AC Trencin. “I went to six teams before going to Slovakia.”When I went to the sixth team, I thought I didn’t want to play football anymore. I thought it was finished for me. Then I got a chance.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Texas A&M Football: This Awesome “Gig ‘Em” Cake Looks Too Good To Eat

first_imgA general view of Texas A&M fans at a game.COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Texas A&M Aggies fans cheer from the stands in the first half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)College sports-themed celebratory cakes seem to be a hot trend. Lollie Houch of LollieCakes of Baytown, Tex., has gotten in on the act, and here’s a look at a gorgeous Texas A&M “Gig’em” cake she created.That looks incredible, almost too nice to eat. For good measure, Lollie also made some Aggie-related sugar cookies.Texas A&M cookies! Whoop! #lolliecakes #sugarcookies #tamu #a&m #whoop #gigemaggiesPosted by LollieCakes on Friday, June 12, 2015Aggie fans, if you’re in the mood for some baked goods, hit her up.last_img read more

$140 Million Spent on Drain Cleaning

first_imgStory Highlights ODPEM commended on its drive to not just focus on disaster response, but on building the resilience of communities Just under $140 million has been allocated by Government for drain cleaning this year in preparation for the Atlantic hurricane season and to guard against flooding.This was disclosed by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, at a briefing at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday, September 12, to look at Jamaica’s state-of-readiness for a hurricane.The event, hosted by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), was held on the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert.Mr. Arscott informed that most of the drains across the country “have substantially been prepared and I think we will be in a good position if we have any kind of flood events to be as best prepared as we can.”He stressed that the issue of the dumping of garbage in drains, gullies, river ways and open lots, “is something that we are going to address very seriously as a country”, reminding that he has already warned that the fines for these breaches are going to be severe.He further commended ODPEM on its drive to not just focus on disaster response, but on building the resilience of communities.“We have to work to ensure that the resilience is in-built in what we do and our citizens are part and parcel of trying to mitigate some of the problems,” he said.Acting Director General of ODPEM, Richard Thompson,said that greater attention is being placed on disaster prevention and mitigation. “We are doing a lot of work in the communities where we are putting a lot of micro mitigation projects (in place),” he said.He noted that under the Building Disaster Resilient Communities (BDRC) project, ODPEM has worked in many communities for the past five years to strengthen their ability to withstand disasters.In the meantime, Meteorologist, Evan Thompson, informed the country is “not entirely out of the woods” in terms of continued weather developments.“We are expecting that the rest of September, going into October, going into November, will have increased activity in comparison to what we experienced in the first three to four months,” he said.Today’s briefing reflected on the devastation caused by the eight-hour-long category 4 hurricane. The event also sought to examine Jamaica’s current state-of- preparedness from a sectorial perspective. The country is “not entirely out of the woods” in terms of continued weather developments The rest of September, going into October, going into November, will have increased activitylast_img read more

RCMP charge two Dakota Ojibway police officers over use of forces credit

first_imgAPTN National News ROSEAU RIVER FIRST NATION, Man.–RCMP charged five people, including a sergeant and a constable, for unauthorized use of data from a credit card belonging to the Dakota Ojibway police service.The RCMP released a statement saying a Dakota Ojibway police sergeant and constable along with a detachment clerk were charged with multiple counts of unauthorized use of credit card data. The RCMP also charged one of the officer’s family members and a 17 year-old youth.The officers were members of the Roseau River First Nation detachment, said the statement.The police statement said the offences dated from Jan. 22 to May 10 of this year and occurred in the Altona, Man. and Morris, Man., area.“Investigation has shown the individuals involved were using a (Dakota Ojibway police) business credit card for personal purposes,” said the statement.The investigation was triggered by a complaint from the Dakota Ojibway police force’s management.The five individuals charged are expected to appear in provincial court Dec. [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

GTA home sales average prices climb higher in contrast to Vancouver drop

first_imgTORONTO – Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area climbed significantly in July in a divergence from the latest numbers in Vancouver.Residential home sales were up 18.6 per cent in the GTA for the month compared with last July, the Toronto Real Estate Board said Friday.The average selling price of the 6,961 homes that changed hands during the month rose 4.8 per cent on an annual basis to $782,129.July’s climb follows a 2.4 per cent increase in June sales compared with a year earlier after a steep sales drop of 22.2 per cent in May.“The positive results over the last two months are encouraging,” said TREB president Garry Bhaura.The results from Toronto show a trend towards stabilization and a more balanced market, said TD Economist Rishi Sondhi.“It’s improving. It still has a ways to go to get back to the levels it was at before, but overall the market appears to be healthy.”Results from Toronto are a contrast to Metro Vancouver, where the real estate board said Thursday that home sales tumbled to their lowest level in 18 years.The Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board said 2,070 properties changed hands in July in a 30 per cent plunge compared to the same month last year.The general divergence in markets comes after the B.C. government pushed forward with further measures to cool the housing market in February while Ontario has held off, said Sondhi.“The market’s still sort of contending with those measures as well, and that’s causing sort of a wedge, year to date.”Toronto’s housing market is stabilizing following the shock from the federal government’s tighter mortgage rules that came into force in January, said Scotiabank Economics vice-president Derek Holt.“This fits our broad narrative that the second half of 2018 would begin to witness stronger housing figures as the transitory shock from tightened macroprudential rules ebbs,” he said in a note.Sondhi said TD also expects the market to improve later in the year, but said sales growth will be tempered by rising interest rates and the continued effects of the tighter mortgage rules.The Toronto real estate board also reported 13,868 new listings during the month, including 4,511 in Toronto alone, but the overall GTA figure was down by 1.8 per cent year-over-year.The city recorded 2,574 sales in July at an average price of $824,336, while in the rest of the GTA, the 4,387 properties sold last month fetched an average price of $757,365.Detached homes sold in Toronto were the most expensive, with an average price of $1.35 million. The average detached home price in the rest of the GTA was $907,347.TREB said while the MLS home price index composite benchmark during the month was down slightly compared to July 2017, the annual growth rate “looks to be trending toward positive territory in the near future.”The Ottawa Real Estate Board said Friday that sales in the city were up 5.9 per cent for July compared to last year with 1,614 homes sold, above the five-year average of 1,501 sales for July.last_img read more