Swimmers and kayakers participate in Chattanooga’s River Rocks Festival. Photo: Randall HolcombeMust Do AdventuresRiver Rocks in Chattanooga Canoe jousting, trail running, mountain biking, bouldering, hot air ballooning…if you’ve got an outdoor pursuit, it’s probably on the docket for Chattanooga’s River Rocks, a 10-day celebration of mountain pursuits. Sept 30-Oct. 9. riverrockschattanooga.comWatch a video of all the Chattanooga River Rocks fun!Paddle the Upper Ocoee 1600 cubic-feet-per-second of dammed water is released into the Upper Ocoee the first three Saturdays in September. The class III-IV Upper Ocoee is home to the Olympic Whitewater Course. americanwhitewater.orgUSA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships Watch the best downhill pros sort out the podium on new lift-served downhill courses designed by North Carolina native and former national champion Christopher Herndon. Sept. 22-25. skibeech.comThe Ultra Race of Champions The best ultra runners in the world will go toe to toe at the Ultra Race of Champions, a new event to be held at the Wintergreen Resort, outside of Charlottesville, Va. The 100K course features 32 miles of singletrack, 25 miles of gravel road, and five miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There’s a $10,000 cash purse, half of which will go to the first female and male finisher, and a belt buckle for anyone who can finish the race in under 17 hours. The race is open to all runners, but a few of the notable pros already committed are Geoff Roes, the Western States 100 Mile course record holder; Dave Mackey, the USATF 100K trail champion; and Karl Meltzer, who has more 100-miler wins to his name than any other runner. Sept. 24. ultraroc.comGreenville Sets 5K World Record Within the last year, three Southern running clubs have set Guinness World Records for the successive 5K relay. In Florida, 100 members of the Florida Striders set the first 100x5K relay world record (37 hours, 12 minutes, 53 seconds) last December. But that record was quickly beaten this past March by the Charlotte Running Club, which had 100 members run successive 5Ks in 30 hours, 56 minutes, and 49 seconds. Then, in May, the Greenville Track Club usurped Charlotte by running 100 successive 5Ks in 30 hours, 1 minute, and 15 seconds.“There was only one point where we had doubts about beating the record,” says Ed Hughes, a runner and one of the directors of the event. “It was early in the attempt. One of our runners was overcome with heat exhaustion, and he was on lap 10 of 12.5. We were concerned he might collapse and that would mean giving up the attempt if he had to be carried off the track. He is a very determined individual and he made it by walking the last 2.5 laps, and fainted immediately after making the handoff. The rest of the event went smoothly. We hosed everyone, whether they wanted it or not.”Hughes says the club is now looking at setting a 100x8K relay world record.Quote of Note The bike is the key. It can be transportation to school or a job, or it can mean freedom, fitness, and fun.– Stephen Janes, director of Trips for Kids WNC, a nonprofit that takes at- risk youth mountain biking
BW Offshore has received a one-year contract extension for the lease of one of its floating, production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. FPSO Petroleo Nautipa; Source: BW Offshore According to the company, the firm period was extended to the third quarter of 2022 from the third quarter of 2021. BW Offshoresaid on Tuesday that it won an extension for the lease and operation of theFPSO Petróleo Nautipa. It is also worth noting that Vaalco was awarded a ten-year extension for the Etame Marin exclusive exploitation areas through 2028 from the government of Gabon back in 2018. The two companies signed a five-year extension with Vaalco for the FPSO in July 2012. The contract was extended from the third quarter of 2015 to the third quarter of 2020 with options for two additional years. The contract was worth $300 million, including options. The FPSOPetróleo Nautipa has been working for Vaalco at the Etame field since 2002. Atthe time of the initial contract award, the FPSO was 50-50 owned by Fred. OlsenProduction and BW Offshore. The FPSOvessel is currently operating on the Etame field offshore Gabon for VaalcoEnergy. Yinson acquired Fred. Olsen Production in December 2013 and, in turn, gained ownership of the 50 per cent stake in the Petróleo Nautipa FPSO. Yinson sold its share in the vessel to BW Offshore in October 2014 for $49.3 million.
West Demerara complete innings and 82-run win over East BankWEST Demerara completed a stunning innings and 82-run win over East Bank yesterday when the two teams completed their Round two game in the Franchise League three-day tournament, at the Tuschen Community Centre ground.Scores in the match: East Bank 171 and 141-9; West Demerara 494-7 declared.Set 323 to win, East Bank were restricted to 141-9 in 40.2 overs, after Deonarine Seegobin was unable to bat.Resuming the final day at 74-4, the remaining East Bank batsmen folded in quick succession.They lost overnight batsman Sherfane Rutherford without scoring to Romario Shepherd who finished with figures of 3-50.Tagenarine ChanderpaulHowever, the other overnight batsman, Test player Vishaul Singh was joined by Ersha Ali, and together they added 41 for the sixth wicket before spinners Akshaya Persaud and Richie Looknauth claimed the four wickets between them.Singh made 36 while Ali contributed 32. Looknauth finished with figures of 3-32 while Persaud had figures of 2-12.Earlier in the game, national opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul stroked an unbeaten 176 while Tevin Imlach crafted 103 to lead West Demerara to 494-7 declared. Shepherd supported with 55; Akshaya Persaud got 43 and Malcolm Hubbard 40.Round three commences on Friday with East Bank playing Essequibo at Everest, West Demerara facing West Berbice at Wales, East Coast hosting Georgetown at Lusignan and Lower Corentyne battling Upper Corentyne at Albion.
By Shane Farley, Newscow.net. â€“Â Two female students in Ponca City were struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning as they headed to school.Police said the driver of the vehicle – identified as 26-year-old Chase Clinkingbeard – was taken into custody. Clinkingbeard, who has previously listed a Wellington address, had a suspended Kansas driverâ€™s license.The two girls were taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries that were not considered life threatening.The girls had just stepped into the intersection on Grand Avenue when they were struck. The driver is said to have disregarded a crossing guard in the area.Police said the accident was caused by Â a complete disregard of standard rules of safety.Follow us on Twitter. 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 (9) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Curious local · 258 weeks ago Why would this be of local interest? Is there nothing that is actually local worth reporting on? Perhaps this is to fuel local gossip. Report Reply 0 replies · active 258 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down southsideresident · 258 weeks ago I for one am interested as he was a neighbor down the road. His mother continues to own property here in Wellington. The family did live here at one time. Report Reply 1 reply · active 255 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down C-chell · 255 weeks ago Y are you so interested?? Did you even know any of them?? Just curious. And just FYI everyone he did NOT disregard a crossing guard.. The crossing guard was still on the side walk! The two little girls ran out in front of the vehicle… People need to get there facts straight!! Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 258 weeks ago I am with Curious on this one. There is no basis for reporting this news other than for local people who know of his existence to gossip about it because that’s all there is to do in Wellington. Sure you are free to report on what you want Cue but is there some reasoning behind this one? One time in the police reports on here i saw theft of a sandwich as one of the lines lol. Surely there’s more interesting things to report on. I am not attacking you I just don’t understand how this impacts anybody in the community. Report Reply 1 reply · active 258 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 258 weeks ago First of all, I didn’t report the story. Secondly, it involves a Wellington person or former resident. We print obits all the time from people who haven’t lived in Wellington for years, but there is a local interest. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down southsideresident · 258 weeks ago Even if people are at a distance if you have have known them or have had some connection, positive or negative, news of that person is of interest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 258 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 258 weeks ago Seems like some on here like to edit truthful comments. Sad, when a dangerous action that inflicts others is happening and others try to cover it up. I guess some people get printed and others don’t. But that’s Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 258 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down toufa · 257 weeks ago Even if people are at a distance if you have have known them or have had some connection, positive or negative, news of that person is of interest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down C-chell · 255 weeks ago Fyi everyone he did not disregard a crossing guard.. The crossing guard was still on the side walk.. The two little girls ran out in front of the vehicle.. People need to get there facts straight Report Reply 0 replies · active 255 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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