The Ocean City Sailing Foundation (www.ocsailingfoundation.org) at the Bayside Center (520 Bay Ave.) will celebrate the start of its seventh year with an open house 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 28. Anybody interested in learning to sail is invited to attend the free event, and sailboat rides will be given to all attendees. All OCSF sailboats will be on display and the instructors will answer questions about the sport of sailing and available classes at the Bayside Center.The OCSF’s mission is “to promote sailing to Youth and Families in the Greater Ocean City Area by providing safe, affordable sailing instruction and sailing opportunities.”The Foundation teaches approximately 200 sailing campers each season.
The pristine headwaters of the Tellico River are directly below one of the messiest mud holes in the region. The Tellico Off-Road Vehicle Area in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest has over 40 miles of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails—twice as many as are legally allowed by the U.S Forest Service. Poor management of the area combined with four-wheeler abuse has resulted in thousands of tons of sediment being washed into the Tellico River.“I’ve been working on Tellico for ten years and have watched fish populations plummet,” says Michael Smith, coordinator of the North Carolina chapter of Trout Unlimited. “The headwaters of the Tellico is the largest habitat of native brook trout in North Carolina. The trout are all being pushed upstream above the off-highway vehicle sediment. This is an issue about water quality and the health of an entire ecosystem.” “There is a real fear of permanent closure [in Tellico],” says Jay Bird, president of the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association. “Closures all across the country are the result of powerful anti-access groups pushing their agendas on public land managers who crumple at the first sign of a threat. Because of biased stereotypes created by anti-access groups, legislators feel forced to act with the more powerful anti-access groups that hide behind the ‘green’ moniker.”Southern four-wheel enthusiasts recently lost Anderson Creek in the Chattahoochee National Forest in north Georgia. Anderson Creek OHV Area had six miles of designated OHV trails and over 13 miles of illegal user-created trails. The Forest Service closed the illegal trails in 2004, but when site degradation continued, they closed the entire trail system permanently. In Tennessee, two privately owned OHV parks were closed by the state because of violations of the Clean Water Act.According to a Forest Service study performed in 2000, the water quality issues and suppressed fish populations often associated with OHV areas are due primarily to density: too many OHV trails in too small of an area. This trail proliferation, which has gone unregulated because of a lack of agency resources, has resulted in mini-Tellicos all across the nation. According to the U.S. Forest Service’s own calculations, nearly 26,000 tons of sediment have washed into the Tellico River and surrounding streams since the trail system was built. On average, each mile of Tellico trail sends 50 tons of sediment into the stream system every year.When Trout Unlimited and a coalition of environmental organizations threatened to sue the Forest Service for the blatant violation of the Clean Water Act, the agency promptly closed Tellico to vehicle traffic through the wettest months of the winter in order to perform an environmental assessment. Last June, the Forest Service released a proposal to reduce the amount of trails from 40 to 24 miles, prompting the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association to announce its intent to sue the forest. The lawsuit was retracted to give the Nantahala National Forest a chance to prepare a management plan proposal for the Tellico based on the environmental assessment.Similar legal battles are being played out across the country as federal agencies attempt to reign in rampant abuse of public resources by four-wheel-drive enthusiasts. Nationally, the Forest Service manages 287,000 miles of roads and 32,000 miles of trails open to off-road vehicles, all of which has gone essentially unmanaged for decades.“Off-road use has always been a problem on public land,” says Karen Schaumbach, a coordinator for PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) who is dealing with rampant off-road use on a national level. “But the numbers of off-roaders has grown explosively in recent years. There are tens of thousands of user-created ATV trails, and even the legal trail systems are causing erosion and water quality problems.”The illegal trail proliferation and poor management of legal systems even led to a Senate oversight committee hearing on the matter last summer, when New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman, the chairman of the Senate Energy and Resources Committee, stated that unmanaged off-road use has resulted in “significant consequences for the health of our public lands…It appears questionable to me whether [the Forest Service is] able to properly manage [off-road] use.”Many off-road enthusiasts worry that this recent push for trail management will ultimately lead to the ban of off-road vehicles from their favorite trail systems, particularly here in the Southeast where OHV areas are more confined. D.J. Gerken, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center—the organization that threatened legal action to protect Tellico—says the Forest Service’s unofficial policy of leniency with OHV users is responsible for the environmental issues surrounding Tellico. “If a developer built roads that looked like Tellico, the state would have come down on them with a hammer.”Still, Gerken and other environmentalists insist they’re not looking to ban off-road vehicles from the nation’s forests. “[Off-roaders] think we’re gunning for them. That’s not the case. We just don’t want the mess,” Gerken says. “At the end of the day, you have to be performance-based on this issue. You can have your trails if the dirt stays out of the water. If not, then they have to be shut down.”
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ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2016)–A close fourth mid-way down the backstretch, favored Tara’s Tango split horses three off the rail coming to the quarter pole and went on to a hard earned half length victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Martin Garcia, Tara’s Tango outran Yahilwa late and got 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.48.Third, beaten a neck here in the Grade II, seven furlong Santa Monica Stakes Jan. 23, Tara’s Tango, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Unbridled’s Song, registered her first graded stakes win in her ninth career start.“I think this is the distance she wants to run, I think she wants two turns,” said Garcia. “She doesn’t have a lot of early speed. I think she prefers to go at her own pace and this distance lets her run at her own pace.”The 9-5 favorite in a field of eight older fillies and mares, Tara’s Tango paid $5.80, $3.20 and $2.60.“We thought she could route because she did run against the Eclipse Award winner (3-year-old Filly, Stellar Wind, who beat Tara’s Tango by a nose in Santa Anita’s Summertime Oaks on June 20),” said Hollendorfer. “I was a little distressed when she came away from the gate slower than we wanted her to, but Martin got her into a good position right away…I think one of the key things was that Martin let (Birdatthewire) go, so that he could make his own pace.”Owned and bred by Stonestreet Stables, LLC, Tara’s Tango improved her overall mark to 9-3-3-1. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $318,004.Yahilwa, who came off a third place finish in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles La Canada Stakes on Jan. 16, pressed the pace under Joe Talamo and stayed gamely for the place, finishing three quarters of a length in front of Living The Life. Off at 7-2, Yahilwa paid $3.80 and $2.80.“She ran a helluva race, she really did,” said Talamo. “The plan was to let her break out of there and place herself, which she pretty much did. She ran huge, I mean the winner came to us and she fought back. She did everything but win.Irish-bred Living The Life had the lead into the Club House turn and ran a huge race under Gary Stevens, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Kyriaki. Off at 9-2, Living The Life paid $3.20 to show.The disappointment in the race was Birdatthewire, who was the second choice with Mike Smith at 2-1 and finished a non-threatening fifth.Fractions on the race were 23.54, 46.97, 1:11.45 and 1:37.73.First post time for a nine-race card Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2016)–Represented by the red-hot connections of Flavien Prat and Phil D’Amato, heavily favored Hunt pounced on pacesetter Act a furlong from home and motored to a convincing 1 ½ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes, which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course–which will undergo a complete surface renovation following today’s races.Santa Anita’s current Spring Meet leading trainer with 17 wins, D’Amato won yesterday’s Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) with Midnight Storm and he’s also the track’s leading stakes winning trainer with four added money wins. Prat, who’s one-up on Rafael Bejarano with 23 wins at the meet, has won 10 races on turf in the last eight racing days, with four of them coming in stakes.“I love this hill, but Hunt loves it too,” said Prat of his Irish-bred equine companion, with whom he’s now won three consecutive hillside races. “He’s a really nice horse and he’s getting better and better with every race. He did everything right today.”With the Siren Lure serving as his first stakes win, Hunt now has four wins from his last five races, all them down the hill. Dispatched as the 3-5 favorite in a field of five 3-year-olds and up, Hunt paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Owned by Michael House, the 4-year-old gelding is now 16-5-5-2. With the winner’s share of $47,400, he increased his earnings to $221,729.“He’s so effective around this one turn, sprinting on the turf, so I’d really like to focus on keeping him here and try to get him in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint,” said D’Amato. “I’ll need something before that, so maybe the Eddie D. (Grade III, 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf on Sept. 30) would give us a graded opportunity.”Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Toowindytohaulrox sat third in behind Act and the winner approaching the dirt crossing at the top of the lane and proved second best, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Act. Off at 9-2, “Toowindy” paid $3.60 and $2.10.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Act bounced out of his outside post position and showed the way to the top of the lane before tiring to finish third, 3 ¾ lengths in front of the lone filly in the lineup, Miss Double d’Oro. Off at 7-2, Act paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.58, 43.74 and 1:06.61.The Siren Lure was run as the first of nine races on Sunday. Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.
BOSTON — The Sharks didn’t have a big team meeting or something of the sort before Tuesday’s game against the Boston Bruins.“We have to stop talking,” Sharks center Tomas Hertl said, “and play hockey right now.”The Sharks, two days removed from a disheartening 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators, finish their five game road trip with arguably their toughest test, as they face the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.The Sharks have just one win in five games and entered Tuesday with a 4-7-1 record, the …
Unicef is hosting a fundraising gala in South Africa for the first time, in May. The proceedings will benefit socioeconomically disadvantaged children.Unicef national ambassador for South Africa Jo-Ann Strauss will moderate the organisation’s gala event on 6 May 2017 in Johannesburg, its inaugural fundraiser in South Africa. (Image: Jo-Ann Strauss, Facebook)Brand South Africa reporterThe United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) will hold its inaugural fundraising gala in South Africa on 6 May 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Rosebank, Johannesburg.At the gala, the international organisation will highlight its global campaign, Ending Violence against Children. The gala, Unicef said, was seen as an opportunity to “profile our mandate and values that guide our daily work, for every child, in South Africa”.In attendanceIt would be “a VIP event that will help catalyse further investments for children in need”, the organisation said. Actress Priyanka Chopra, a goodwill ambassador, will attend.South African Unicef national ambassadors, former Miss South Africa Jo-Ann Strauss and clothing designer Gavin Rajah, will play prominent roles. Strauss will moderate the event, and Rajah will feature a fashion show.Funds raised from the live auction will go towards Unicef South Africa child protection programmes.Thanks @AskMotswako for being part of our efforts with @UNICEF_SA @UNICEF and for helping us help the children of Africa. pic.twitter.com/CDyl5QkVK6— Jo-Ann Strauss (@jo_annstrauss) March 23, 2017Progress madeHerve Ludovic de Lys, Unicef representative in South Africa, said the Convention on the Rights of the Child was the first international treaty signed by a democratic government of South Africa. “Over 20 years later we have collectively learned how to create effective circles of care and protection for children.“The urgent matter today is twofold: to put this knowledge into use by enhancing effective child protection approaches; and to support the millions of children trapped in poverty by improving the quality of public expenditures.”Watch:Source: Unicef South AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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Beijing: Austrian top seed Dominic Thiem overcame a sluggish start and clawed his way back from a set and a break down to beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.The win secured Thiem’s fourth title of the year after triumphs at Indian Wells, Barcelona and Austria. Thiem, who was forced to dig deep and come back from a set down in the semi-final against Karen Khachanov, broke Tsitsipas five times while dropping serve three times to lift his first ever title in Asia.”Honestly I think this was one of the best matches I’ve played so far in my whole career,” Thiem said. “I know it’s hard for you, Stefanos. You played amazing and I really hope that we have a lot more finals in the biggest tournaments.”Last year we had a great rivalry going on and I hope it continues with many more finals to come.”Lift it high, @ThiemDomi 🏆A sensational performance from the Austrian 👏🎥: @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/3xoyQWNc8j— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 6, 2019 This was the first time the pair had competed in a final after playing each other five times in 2018. Thiem now leads Tsitsipas 4-2 in head-to-head meetings.The top seed dropped serve twice in the opening set to give Tsitsipas the advantage while the Greek fired four of his seven aces to take the lead.Tsitsipas, 21, was clearly the more fired up player, taking out his frustration on his racket after losing a point in the first set. However, Thiem recovered in the second set, saving three of four break points while converting two himself.That delicate touch 👌Watch the @ChinaOpen live on @TennisTV ✨ pic.twitter.com/OwP3ttuIja— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 6, 2019 In the deciding set, it was Thiem who dominated, breaking twice to take a 5-0 lead.Tsitsipas won a game back but only delayed the inevitable as Thiem wrapped up the match for his 15th ATP singles title. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. atpchina opendominic thiemStefanos Tsitsipas First Published: October 6, 2019, 10:57 PM IST
Phagwara, Jun 20 (PTI) AAP will release its manifesto for the youth of Punjab at Amritsar on July 3, the partys youth wing chief of the state Harjot Singh Bains today said.”It will be released by AAPs national convener-cum-Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal,” he said here.Kejriwal will also pay obeisance at Golden Temple and Durgiana mandir on that day, he added.Claiming that the manifesto will contain the roadmap for the improvement of the youth in the state, Bains said it will chalk out plans to rid them of drugs and unemployment, create job avenues, boost sports and industry etc.Describing the current scenario in Punjab as “dark and dismal”, Bains said AAP and Kejriwal were the “only hope and silver lining in dark clouds hovering over” the state.Claiming that the common Punjabi is raring to go to the 2017 Assembly polls to rid the state of the Badals, Bains predicted a sweeping victory for AAP in all the 117 Assembly constituencies. PTI CORR CHS RC ZMN SMN