Longport Wins S.J. Lifeguard Championships; Ocean City Takes Fourth

first_img By LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City Beach Patrol competed in the last of the “big three” lifeguard races Friday evening on 33rd Street in Longport in front of a loud cheering section of current guards and alumni alike. Ocean City took fourth place overall in the South Jersey Championships thanks to a second place finish by Kevin Perry in the singles row and a higher finish by the doubles crew for the tiebreaker. Longport took home the team title for the fourth consecutive year. As the winner of this year’s championship, Longport will once again host the event next year.  Now in its 80th year, the South Jersey Championships always draws a large crowd of spectators to cheer on their local favorites to victory. The race joins the Margate Memorials and the Dutch Hoffman Memorials as the “big three” of lifeguard races over the summer.The South Jersey Championships features three events – doubles row, swim and singles row – which became the standard for the competition starting in 1973.Ocean City’s Matt Garbutt and Paul Boardman compete in the doubles row.Ocean City was in the thick of it during the doubles race, an out and back row approximately a mile and a half long with a two-man crew. Ocean City’s Matt Garbutt and Paul Boardman rowed a strong course and finished in the second pack of boats.Chuck Gowdy and Chris Graves of Margate won the doubles row for the second straight year, and for the third time in four years. After the doubles race finished up, it was time for the swim to take place. Ocean City’s Frankie Brady had a strong strategy of running south down the beach to counteract the current pulling north. However, Joey Tepper, of Longport, a rising senior at Egg Harbor Township High School, won the swim for his second straight year and capped off an undefeated season of summer racing. OCBP’s Frank Brady charges into the surf.In what was the most exciting event of the evening, Kevin Perry came up big for Ocean City, grabbing second place in the singles row.The singles row, a shorter version of the same out and back course as the doubles, had a lot of action as boats were trying to catch waves and give themselves an advantage on the way in.Perry rowed a straight course, caught a swell in the middle section and then rowed onto a wave at the end to pass a few boats and finish in second, narrowly missing first place.As he was eyeing the finish line, Perry said, “I just told myself to keep rowing. It’s Jerseys – now is the time to pull something off.” Chuck Gowdy and Chris Graves of Margate finish first in the doubles row.Chris Spiers, of Margate, won the singles row, giving Margate victories in both rowing events and finishing second overall.  Ocean City Beach Patrol Capt. Brian Booth was proud of the effort and dedication the team members put in all summer long.“Training and competing for Ocean City takes time and energy, day in and day out, and we are so proud of all they have accomplished this summer,” Booth said. Ocean City’s Kevin Perry rides a wave to take second place in the singles row.last_img read more


Canola Markets

first_imgFor years, farmers have heard about growing canola in Georgia. But there was never a big local market. Canola was a niche contract crop with a broad profit potential that was always just around the corner. Now, the corner is here. Georgia farmers may now be able to grow this winter crop at world prices and then some. Two Georgia processing plants are making plans to crush canola next year. World markets close to home “Buying points across Georgia are to be used to support local purchasing,” said Randy Hudson, the University of Georgia canola coordinator. Hudson is an Extension Service scientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “We’ve been told a positive basis above world prices might be used as an incentive to attract growers,” he said. “For years we’ve said this crop would be sustainable if growers get world prices. Now there’s a chance for prices above those levels.” Growers, innovators should tour Tour shows canola’s promisecenter_img Potential growers can see the bright promise of canola firsthand March 30 in the Georgia Canola Progress Tour, Hudson said. The tour will begin with a field day at the Southwest Branch Experiment Station in Plains, Ga., at 9:30 a.m. “Then we’ll travel across southwest Georgia and visit four production areas,” he said. County agents, Extension Service scientists, industry experts and growers will tell about aspects of canola production. Lunch will be provided. The tour will end at 3:30 p.m. Hudson is urging the state’s farmers to join the tour. “Our growers are all asking about alternative crops,” he said. “This could be the one they’re looking for.” To learn more about the canola field day and tour, contact your county Extension Service office. Or call (912) 386-3424.last_img read more


Africa’s locust outbreak far from over

first_imgLocusts swarm on a tree south of Lodwar town in Turkana county, northern Kenya Tuesday, June 23, 2020. AP PHOTO/BORIS POLO NAIROBI – The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in East Africa are at stake, and people like Boris Polo are working to limit the damage. The logistician with a helicopter firm is on contract with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, helping to find and mark locust swarms for the targeted pesticide spraying that has been called the only effective control. (AP)last_img


UFC is to return to Ireland.

first_imgMcGregor and Mendes will square off for the interim featherweight championship at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The card is unlikely to feature Conor McGregor, but the likes of Cathal Pendred and Paddy Holahan should be among those entering the octagon that night.McGregor next sees action at UFC 189 on Saturday week, but he won’t be facing Jose Aldo.The featherweight champion has withdrawn from their title bout with a rib injury, and has been replaced by Chad Mendes.last_img


Johan Styren – LeoVegas – My ICE 2017

first_imgShare Share Submit Related Articles LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Johan Styren is the CEO of LeoVegas. Following a game changing year in which LeoVegas launched its sportsbook in partnership with Kambi, the future is bright for the operator which is a big believer in a mobile first strategy.Johan Styren, LeoVegasJohan and the LeoVegas team will be at ICE Totally Gaming in London next month along with a number of others. We took the time to find out what his plans are and his memories of ICE conferences gone by.How I prepare for ICEJohan: I usually take a look at the conference programme, the exhibitors list and also at the attendees. I also take notes on which stands to visit, whom to meet, and which conference sessions I should attend. After that I start the pre-event networking with the people I’d like to meet and also respond to those who reach out.What I’m doing at ICE 2017Johan: This year I’ve already set my eyes on a few new product innovations which I’d like to learn more about and there’s of course a number of people I’d like to meet.What I’m looking forward to at ICE 2017Johan: The networking possibilities. It’s the largest industry event of the year and I look forward to catching up with people whom I haven’t seen for a long time and also meet new people. Where you will usually find me at ICEJohan: I’m usually going around and if you wish to get in touch contact me via LinkedIn or email.Favourite ICE memoryJohan: At this point there are many but I really look back with joy at the early days of LeoVegas when we, as an unknown brand, were chasing providers for just a few minutes of their time. And of course I was preaching about how mobile would change the industry. Having said that I still feel that we are only at the very beginning of LeoVegas’ journey!Typical post-ICE activityJohan: Post ICE is as busy as the conference itself. It’s always about making the most of all new contacts including a lot of following-up on business cards but also gathering all new information and ideas and acting on them.last_img read more


Citizens for Settlement Demand an end to Legal Dispute Between City and Township Over Water and Sewer Rates

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisCitizens of the city of Alpena and the Alpena Township united inside of the Alpena Library Saturday to try to form solutions on how to end the ongoing legal dispute between the city and the township over water and sewer rates.The issue has cost taxpayers more than 2 million dollars causing citizens to be charged additional fees on their bills. The Citizens for Settlement group is demanding that elected officials from both sides stop legal actions and try to come together to move forth to end the issue.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Police Investigating the Death of a Man Found Dead in Lewiston AreaNext State Christmas tree from Alpena illuminates from capitallast_img read more