Scott Jurek’s Appalachian Trail record barely lasted a year before Karl Meltzer broke it. On Sunday, Meltzer topped Springer Mountain, Georgia, to complete the trail in 45 days, 22 hours, and 38 minutes, eclipsing Jurek’s previous record by just 9.5 hours.The 2,189-mile trail from Georgia to Maine along the spine of the rugged Appalachians takes most thru-hikers six months to complete. Meltzer, who was won more 100-mile races than any other person on the planet, finished in a month and a half.But it was close. Meltzer had to run 83 miles in the final day and skip sleep to break the record. Jurek’s margin was even closer; he edged the previous record by only three hours.Karl Meltzer receives a hug from the previous record holder, Scott Jurek, after breaking the record for running the length of the Appalachian Trail on 18 September, 2016.Jurek and Meltzer are two of the world’s most celebrated ultra runners. They are also good friends who have been supportive of each other’s previous record attempts.Jurek helped crew for Meltzer, just as Meltzer had done for him last year. During Meltzer’s final week, Jurek, his wife Jenny, and their four-month-old toddler Raven, met up with Meltzer in north Georgia and provided food and logistics.But unlike Jurek, Meltzer did not adhere to a vegan diet along the way. Meltzer opted instead for lots of candy and Red Bull. At the finish on Springer Mountain in north Georgia, he celebrated with pepperoni pizza and a beer.Karl Meltzer adds the last info to his logbook after breaking the record for running the length of the Appalachian Trail on 18 September, 2016.Karl Meltzer poses for a portrait after breaking the record for running the length of the Appalachian Trail on 18 September, 2016.This was Meltzer’s third attempt at the A.T. speed record. He missed the record by seven days in 2008, and in 2014, he dropped off the trail with 600 miles to go due to injuries and trench foot.Meltzer is 48 years old. Jurek was 41 when he set the record last year. The previous record holder, Asheville’s Jennifer Pharr Davis, was 28, when she set the overall record in 2011. She still holds the fastest female record for the Appalachian Trail, and Meltzer’s new record is only 12 hours ahead of hers.Jurek set the previous record on a northbound traverse the A.T. Both Meltzer and Pharr Davis traveled southbound.Read Jennifer Pharr Davis’s exclusive account of her record-setting run here.
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cof In the past year, over 50 tourist entities from the area of the city of Karlovac joined the project, and each of them was individually audited, after which they received guidelines for further work. Also, measurements of the quality of online reputation of each facility and the entire destination . An increase in online reputation Compared to the beginning of the measurement after the first year of the project, the rating of the online reputation of the destination Karlovac increased by 4,9% and now amounts to 90,1%, which is an extremely high rating which we are very satisfied with, point out the Tourist Board of Karlovac. During the greatest crisis and isolation during April and May, 10 online coordination was held with all stakeholder groups (attractions, accommodation, caterers, agencies, family farms), and cooperation and networking of Karlovac’s offer and preparation of IQM destination tourist card as one of activities of this project which met with a very good response from all stakeholders. The Tourist Board of the City of Karlovac has completed the first year of the project Integrated Quality Management in the destination (IQM Destination Karlovac), which was selected by the Tourism Development Strategy of the City of Karlovac as the best possible model of tourism development in Karlovac. The common positioning of Karlovac is defined as promoting the city in the park and desirable destinations to visit after the crown, with emphasis on the social distance that is easy to achieve in Karlovac due to the predisposition it has – the city is rich in parks, greenery, rivers. “Systematic encouragement and implementation of quality management in the destination continues. We are entering the second year of the project satisfied with what we have achieved. We could not expect the crisis that happened to us, but we have adapted the planned activities to the new situation and our stakeholders are satisfied with the project, which we need now more than ever. It is our obligation to continue with the started activities because we see concrete results in the field, which is proven by the growth of the overall rating of the online reputation of our destination.”Said Marina Burić, director of the Karlovac Tourist Board.
Metro Sport ReporterSunday 26 Apr 2020 4:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link200Shares Gilberto Silva names the three Invincibles who would improve current Arsenal team the most The Invincibles might well all walk into the current Arsenal team (Picture: Getty Images)Gilberto Silva was given the task of choosing a teammate from the Invincibles season to improve the current Arsenal team and he felt like he couldn’t pick less than three.The Brazilian was part of the legendary Arsenal team that went the entire 2003-04 Premier League season unbeaten, playing with some of the greatest names in the club’s history.The Gunners are not quite the force they were 17 years ago, sitting ninth in the Premier League table while football is on pause due to the coronavirus crisis.There could be an argument for every single one of the Invincibles line-up to get into the current Arsenal side, but when narrowing down his list to three – or actually four including himself – Gilberto went with a defender, a midfielder and a striker,AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I choose three, because that’s the way I see it,’ the Brazilian told beIN Sports.‘Sol Campbell would be number one, maybe Gilberto Silva or Patrick Vieira, one of those two, and Thierry Henry.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityGilberto has made comparisons between recent Arsenal teams and the Invincibles earlier this year, and surprised many by picking out Mohamed Elneny as someone who fit the profile of the classic midfield of 2002-03.‘In the last few years, the situation has been difficult at Arsenal,’ Silva told France Football.‘They have very similar players in midfield, with profiles that resemble each other and not really players of the profile of Patrick Vieira, or even my profile.‘The only individual who resembled [us], that could have been Mohamed Elneny, but he didn’t play. But they have not really had those types of players to cover the defensive midfield position.’MORE: Jack Wilshere reveals the bizarre story of how he signed for ArsenalMORE: Borussia Dortmund eyeing shock move for Arsenal star Bukayo SakaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Advertisement
The UK government’s forthcoming white paper on defined benefit (DB) pension reform could be the “last chance” to make large-scale changes to the sector, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).Charlotte Clark, director of private pensions and stewardship at the DWP, said her team was aiming to publish the document by the end of February 2018.Speaking at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s annual conference today, Clark said the paper would not lead directly to legislation but instead would aim to set out a “direction of travel” for changes to the DB system.“One of the things I impress upon myself and my team is that I think this is probably our last chance to make changes to the DB sector,” Clark said. L-R: Frank Johnson, PLSA DB Council; Charlotte Clark, DWP; Chris Hogg, Royal Mail Pensions Trustees; Lesley Titcomb, TPRClark and fellow panellists Chris Hogg, outgoing CEO of Royal Mail Pension Trustees, and Lesley Titcomb, chief executive of the Pensions Regulator, all echoed the government’s stance that there was no widespread crisis in the DB pension sector, despite public scrutiny of several high-profile schemes.Earlier this year in response to the DWP’s paper, the PLSA argued that two groups of schemes deemed to have the weakest sponsor covenants had only a 50% chance of reaching fully funded status in the next 30 years. The weakest group had only a 32% chance. These schemes accounted for three million members, the PLSA said. “Ten years from now, any white paper on DB is going to be quite a different beast. [We are] taking the time and really thinking through the issues, not just those we’re facing now, but what we believe this sector will look like in 10 years time and beyond. What are the things we can do to secure members’ benefits and ensure the sector is sustainable going forward? That is where our focus is.”The paper will build on a wide-ranging report released by the DWP under the previous pensions secretary, Richard Harrington. The report explored ideas and challenges for scheme consolidation, changes to indexation, and how to make it easier for stressed employers to restructure their schemes.
Loading… “Sports fosters peace and unity, it breaks all human barriers and promotes healthy living. As we seek to overcome this pandemic, let us encourage those that have caught the virus to be strong and resolute. Together we shall overcome. I encourage every Nigerian not to allow their spirit to be dampened, but use the occasion of the International Day of Sports and Peace to spread the message of peace through sports.” He added: “Despite the sobering moment, the world will always celebrate the advent of the modern Olympics which coincides with World Sports Day. Sports can be used to drive change, unite the world and keep hope alive even in challenging times like this. We must not be discouraged or disillusioned, but sustain the fight against the spread of the virus. When we have conquered, we shall celebrate through the vehicle of sports. My message is that we must not give up.”The United Nations had on August 23rd proclaimed April 6th of every year as the International Day of Sports and Peace in commemoration of the opening date of the modern Olympics which started in Athens in 1896. This yearis being celebrated without the usual fanfare due to the COVID-19 scourge. read also:Crown FC Appreciate Sunday Dare for Repairing Stadium PavilionThe United Nations has urged everyone to mark the occasion with increased awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic and how to stay safe. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHow Most Popular Food In The World Came To Be Dare said: “On this historic day of the celebration of the United Nations International Day of Sports Development and Peace which is celebrated soberly due to the COVID-19 scourge, I urge all our sportsmen and women to remain steadfast, strong and to keep hope alive. As athletes, you remain the beacon of hope to unite Nigerians to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Sports and Peace. “We must use sports to foster peace, unity and lend support to those that are down. As sportsmen and women, you must take up the symbolic role of lifting the spirit of our fellow countrymen and women. Despite the experience the world is going through, we must not allow our spirit of unity, love, care for each other to wane. In our little corners, let us celebrate by getting active through exercises in our homes, a walk in the park and encouraging each other to stay safe. When we stay together, we win together. In the spirit of sportsmanship, we must never give up the fight against the spread of COVID-19. This fleeting, sober moment for sports, business, the social , and economic meltdown will pass and we shall emerge victoriously.”Dare then affirmed that the role of sports in global unity is crucial. “Sports remains the most powerful tool that unites the world during peace and war, and this experience would only strengthen our resolve to win always,” the minister said. Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Batesville, In. — Twenty-seven Batesville High School juniors and seniors were recently inducted into National Honors Society. The National Honors Society is a student-lead organization that encourages character, leadership and community service.The organization currently has sixteen senior members and recently welcomed twenty-seven new junior and senior members at its 2017 induction ceremony. The new inductees are: Lily Abplanalp, Beatrice Amberger, Alli Andrews, Adam Bedel, Sydney Bowman, Sophie Brown, Ashlyn Czerniak, Kendall Dickman, Nathaniel Dunbar, Nathan Eckstein, Jenna Ertel, Mark Samuel Giesting, Kelly Gole, Daniel Gutzwiller, Samuel Haskamp, Robert C. Heidlage III, Katherine Poltrack, Robert Raver, George Ritter, Avery Elizabeth Roell, Chloe Shaw, Corinne Stone, Grace Tonges, Elizabeth Waechter, Maggie Walsman, Melanie Werner, and Ian Yorn. Senior members include: Morgan Kramer, Joseph Choi, Christopher Laymon, Hannah Simpson, Audra Brewer, Ben Craft, Landry Current, Sam Doll, Emma Gausman, Quinten Gowdy, Madeline Greene, Coleman Jennewein, Carly Lents, Cody Perdue, Maddie Pierson, and Angela Weisenbach.Members of the group must maintain at least a 3.81 cumulative grade-point average, complete at least 20 hours of community service and participate in activities sponsored by the organization. Some of their annual projects include an ugly Christmas Sweater contest, Send-a-Kiss for Valentine’s Day and a Spring Ice Cream Social.
Nolan wants them to make the step up in the coming games and he also hopes free agent Carlton Cole will play his part if he persuades manager Sam Allardyce to give him a short-term contract. “When your major signing cost £15million and he’s not playing, it’s going to affect you, but it’s down to the lads to step up to the plate,” Nolan added. “Mo [Maiga] has had a few chances on Saturday and he probably could have done better with a couple, but it wasn’t to be. “At the end of the day, we’ve just got to keep fighting and creating the chances and one of them will go in. “Mladen Petric is getting up to full speed with us and we’ve got Carlton Cole who is going to join in with us soon in training. “Hopefully we’ll start creating more and better chances and converting them.” West Ham have not put a date on Carroll’s return from an Achilles injury, but the striker has been keeping fans updated with his treatment through an online diary that charts his work with Belgian physio Lieven Maesschalck. Carroll praised West Ham fans for the support they have given him during his rehab. “I just want to say a big thanks to all our fans that are sending me good luck and supportive messages,” Carroll wrote in his latest diary entry. “It means a lot and I am looking to be back as soon as I can to do my bit for the team.” Kevin Nolan has told his West Ham team-mates they must not panic despite their poor start to the season. To make matters worse, fixtures against Tottenham and Manchester City are just around the corner, but the Hammers captain is not a concerned man. “We can’t afford to panic,” midfielder Nolan told West Ham’s website. “We understand the position we’re in. I’ve been in this type of position at this stage of the season before. “At the minute, things are just not falling for us and refereeing decisions are absolutely killing us. “Tottenham are in a great run of form but it’s a local derby and we’re going to go there with nothing to lose and have a good go at them. “Hopefully it’ll be the start of the little run that we need.” Carroll’s absence was felt more than ever during last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Hull, where the Hammers lacked penetration in the final third. All West Ham’s goals have come from midfield with Modibo Maiga, Mladen Petric and Ricardo Vaz Te all failing to find the net in the Barclays Premier League. West Ham finished 10th last season but they have struggled so far this term, winning just one of their opening six fixtures. The absence of injured striker Andy Carroll has hit the east London club hard as they have only been able to find the net five times. Press Association
And he insisted he wanted to pay back both the club and chairman Randy Lerner for their support and would not have been tempted to leave by extra cash. “It wouldn’t have sat right with me to leave the club, especially on a free, after the faith everyone involved in the club have shown me. For me, that’s just the way I am,” he said. “Going on a free I would have been better off but I’m a kid from Bradford, brought up on a council estate. I am not motivated by money, I look after my family. “Most people in my situation would be looking to move on. “I was never pushed. Conversations were going on for a while and I just needed to take my time. “For me it was more about repaying the faith in the chairman. “I feel like I’ve give 100 per cent week in, week out. “The chairman has been great. If you can imagine being a young boy and you’re injured and the guy who has invested in me is calling me and giving me a text. You can imagine what that meant to me.” Fabian Delph has revealed he would never have left Aston Villa on a free transfer and values loyalty over money. Delph has made 116 appearances, scoring six goals, since signing from Leeds for £6million in 2009 and is a key man for manager Paul Lambert. He had been linked with a move to Liverpool but insisted he did not speak to any other clubs as his mind was made up to stay at Villa Park. “I’m quite a straightforward person. I would never try to get into something like that,” said the 25-year-old. “We have agents for that. I told him to leave me alone as I want to focus on my football and get myself fit. “He did as he was told. He’s a great guy and a great friend. If I have a bit of respect from someone I seem to get that easy bond with someone. I’ve told him what my thoughts are. “I knew probably about a week into it (two months of talks) I wanted to stay here.” The midfielder has signed a new four-and-a-half year deal at the club and insisted he always saw his future at Villa. Delph suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in 2010 but has since become an England international, making his debut against Norway last year. Press Association
LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool’s 30-year English title drought ended on Thursday as they were confirmed as Premier League champions courtesy of second-placed Manchester City’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea.The result at Stamford Bridge means Liverpool have an unassailable 23-point lead over City with seven games left.Liverpool were last champions of England when they won the old First Division title in 1989-90 after which a decline in fortunes saw Manchester United and Arsenal, then Chelsea and Manchester City seize power.Manager Juergen Klopp has rekindled the Anfield flame though and delivered the club’s 19th title, one behind arch-rivals United’s record of 20, after finishing runners-up to City in a thrilling title race last season. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a three-month suspension of the season and delaying Liverpool’s coronation, they have won the title with a record seven games to spare.They eclipsed the record jointly held by Manchester United (2000-01) and Manchester City (2017-18), who sealed their respective titles with five games left.Had it not been for the unprecedented stoppage Liverpool were on course to smash the record for the earliest league title. Instead they are now the first team to lift the coveted trophy as late as June. Liverpool ended last season with nine consecutive league wins and, after claiming the Champions League, began the new campaign in relentless fashion to leave all of their rivals trailing in their wake.With 28 wins and just one defeat in 31 games, Liverpool have set a record-breaking pace and were 25 points clear in February — the biggest lead in Premier League history. When they beat West Ham United that month it was their 18th successive top-flight win, matching Manchester City’s record, before their hopes of an unbeaten season were dashed by a 3-0 defeat at Watford, a result that was merely a blip.Leading the charge has been Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian forward who is the first Liverpool player to score 20 goals in all competitions in three consecutive seasons since Michael Owen at the start of the millennium.City were the first team to breach the 100-point barrier in the Premier League two seasons ago but Liverpool are on course to shatter that mark, as well as records for most points at home (55) and most wins in a season (32).
Many students made handwritten thank-you cards and passed them out to safety workers and DPS officers on and around campus. Photo by Wanting He | Daily TrojanInteraction with USC’s safety workers is part of daily life for students: From scanning into University dorms to showing ID cards to “yellow jacket” security ambassadors after curfew, these individuals are an integral part of the USC experience. USC’s Explore Kindness club hosted Safety Worker Appreciation Day on Thursday night to encourage students to take a moment and have a conversation with security workers they see on a daily basis. Students could also provide them with snacks or thank-you cards as tokens of appreciation. “[What] I’m hoping for is that all the safety workers here, especially the ones that are here late at night for us, that they just feel like they are appreciated by our community, because they are the protection for our community,” said Explore Kindness co-president Evelina Godecki, a junior majoring in business administration. “I just want them to have a smile on their face and feel like what [they’re] doing is impactful.”While the event was based on encouraging individual actions from students to demonstrate their appreciation, Explore Kindness met on Trousdale Parkway at around 9 p.m. to provide supplies students can pass out. The club provided snacks and candy, as well as supplies to create thank-you cards. Nancy Huang, a sophomore majoring in business administration, participated in the event by making and giving thank you cards to the security officers she often sees around campus. “These workers keep us safe every day — it’s the least we can do to thank them,” Huang said. “You can walk around on campus and feel totally fine, that’s because of the workers.”Beyond having safety workers feel appreciated on Thursday, Godecki hopes the event makes students more aware of safety workers to increase personal interaction throughout the year.“I hope that this will end up sparking the interest in doing it a little bit more,” Godecki said. “I remember last semester, there was a yellow jacket right outside of my building that I would always say ‘Hi’ to. I would always pass and she would ask how my day was, and I would ask her the same.” Godecki said she never exchanged names with the safety worker, but they always recognized each other when they passed. She hopes the event will encourage students to build a connection with the workers and become more familiar with them. The Explore Kindness club is a USC chapter of a nonprofit organization of the same name, dedicated to making the world a better place through random acts of kindness, according to its website. The USC chapter does campaigns throughout the year to brighten people’s days, such as provide coffee for students during move-in day and “Do Something Nice” day, where they hand out written tasks for students to complete on Trousdale Parkway, with each task being a gesture of kindness for the student to do that day. This also isn’t the first time Explore Kindness has shown gratitude for safety workers — during Spring 2017, it held a Yellow Jacket Appreciation Day, but event participation was low due to stormy weather, Godecki said. “It wasn’t the impact it could’ve been just because of weather reasons,” Godecki said. “So we decided that we wanted to do it again this year, and make it more inclusive, because there are a lot of people keeping us safe at night, so we wanted to include DPS officers, and the people who stay up late to let us into the buildings.”This event, and Explore Kindness in general, has a simple goal for students at USC.“We want people to have a little bit more intention with their day,” Godecki said.