Soldiers also make recommendations for items they would like to see in Meals, Ready-to-Eat, known as MREs. But sometimes, implementing these items is not feasible due to the process of food preservation technology. Kennedy said this is the case with a commonly recommended item, pizza. Entrees prepared using these methods will taste as though freshly prepared, Kennedy said. “The rations are never good enough,” Kennedy said. “We’re always looking to improve them and to be in alignment with what the current warfighter wants and also meeting nutritional needs.” MREs are produced through the “retort process,” which is a thermal processing method meant to sterilize food. The food items are sealed into a pouch and heated under pressure to temperatures above 240 degrees. This inactivates the microbes that would cause food spoilage. Each year, the Combat Feeding Directorate goes into the field to test new food items with the warfighters and gets input on existing food items, said Jeanette Kennedy, a senior food technologist at Natick Labs, Massachusetts. By Dialogo August 05, 2013 She said they are currently testing around six new flavors for the First Strike Ration’s pocket sandwiches. Kennedy said Natick Soldier Research is currently researching non-thermal, low-thermal, and advanced thermal processes that are less detrimental to the food as compared to the retort process. For next year’s production, Combat Feeding Directorate will also transition to foldable fiberboard sleeves instead of the current cartons inside the MREs to greatly reduce the size and weight, Kennedy said. Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta, and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat. Currently, there are 24 menus, which consist of an entrée, such as beef stew or lemon pepper tuna, and several other food items, such as crackers with cheese spread, fruit, and pound cake. Since World War I’s Trench Rations, which consisted of large amounts of food such as canned bread, corned beef and sardines meant for the entire unit to consume, MREs have grown smaller and more complex, while still retaining the nutrients required to sustain Soldier’s energy. In 2008, Combat Feeding began fielding the “First Strike Ration,” which is a compact assault ration designed to eat on the move. It consists of many of the items found in the MRE, but which can be carried in the cargo pocket and don’t need to be eaten with a spoon. MREs have grown immensely in terms of variety of options and cuisines represented since the Trench Rations of World War I. Kennedy, along with Julie Smith, senior food technologist for the Combat Rations Team, said options will continue to grow. Smith said the goal is to increase Soldiers caloric intake throughout the day in combat operations while eliminating the need to stop and heat up the food. “For example, the next generation of ration entrees may be processed via microwave sterilization, high pressure processing, super critical carbon dioxide preservation, or osmotic dehydration,” Kennedy said. “These novel food processing and preservation methods may enable us to produce a greater variety of highly desired menu items, for example eggs, macaroni and cheese and deli meats that have a near fresh quality and high nutrient value.”
Editor’s note: Updated for clarity and to include statement from Australian Embassy.Topics : “Now, I do not know what the world would look like in six months’ time, but I think it would be a real shame and really short-term thinking for this very useful bit of the architecture of the bilateral relations to fall over or become extinct because of a short-term shock,” Prince said.The agency is doing everything it can to stay afloat, which unfortunately included laying off 60 percent of its employees, he said.Prince hoped that the Australian and Indonesian governments can provide financial assistance, “keep the faith” in the consortium and hold a long-term assessment that maintains ACICIS in their long-term interests.ACICIS had been sending some 100 students abroad each year from 1995, but the number quintupled in 2012 after Australia started the New Colombo Plan.Last year, the consortium sent about 500 students to Indonesia, which is about a quarter of the 1,800 Australian students studying here in 2018. Prince has yet to obtain official data for 2019.Keeping ACICIS alive is crucial to help Australians obtain first-hand knowledge and experience in Indonesia, Prince said, which in turn could foster trust between the two countries.Read also: Australians still have little trust in Indonesia due to unfamiliarity: SurveyThe 2020 edition of the Lowy Institute Poll reveals that Australians’ trust in Indonesia has fallen to the lowest point since the survey was first conducted, with only 36 percent of respondents saying they trust Indonesia to act responsibly in the world, a 16 percentage point fall from 2017 results.“The lack of understanding and the lack of trust are interrelated. It’s hard to trust your neighbor if you don’t know them and vice versa,” Ben Bland, the director of the Southeast Asia program at the Lowy Institute, said in a statement on Tuesday.Australia’s shadow minister for health, Chris Bowen, wrote to the Post on Friday, saying that while the COVID-19 crisis had reduced funding to many organizations and institutions, “we need to ensure that great institutions like ACICIS survive”.He said ACICIS would play an even more important role as more and more Australian universities considered closing their Indonesian faculties, said Bowen, who got his university degree in the Indonesian language.A spokesperson from the Australian Embassy in Jakarta said on Monday that the mission was “actively working with ACICIS” to identify how they can continue delivering for the broader bilateral relationship, but did not make any mention of the budgetary constraints in Canberra.“ACICIS has made an important contribution to the relationship between Indonesia and Australia for many years,” the spokesperson said in a statement.“It has been pivotal to the success of the New Colombo Plan in Indonesia, facilitating programs for around 2,000 Australian undergraduates to live, study and intern in Indonesia since the program’s inception in 2014.”University of Indonesia international relations professor Evi Fitriani disagreed that Indonesia needed to provide financial assistance for ACICIS. She instead suggested that the two governments search a third-party source of funding, including Australian companies who have been top exporters to Indonesia.As the consortium seeks the best available solutions, education consultant and ACICIS alumna Kirrilee Hughes said it was sad and unfortunate that the consortium was in financial trouble, especially because its programs had affected her life choices.Her experiences at UGM and Muhammadiyah University in Malang, East Java, under the ACICIS program in 2001 inspired her to complete a PhD program in Asian Studies, particularly studying ways for Australian students to learn about Asia.Hughes recalled waking up early in the morning and riding her motorcycle to UGM to attend 7 a.m. classes and going to internet cafes to call her parents in Australia.“And that’s really sad because for me, […] it’s about knowing these opportunities may not be available for future young Australians to have experiences like mine,” she said. Backwell was among the many participants of the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), which connects Australian students with Indonesian universities and allows them to experience the typical life of a local student.However, funding difficulties could soon force ACICIS to close down in the worst-case scenario, ACICIS director Liam Prince told The Jakarta Post on Friday. He said COVID-19 had made it impossible for Australia to send its students to Indonesia, causing the consortium to lose most of its income.The group currently sits on A$4 million (US$2.77 million) in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funding for the New Colombo Plan, a program to send hundreds of young Australians to Indonesia for a study or internship program. Indonesia is the most popular destination among Australian participants of the NPC.But Australian authorities are unable to release any of the money as it is only available if students are going to Indonesia, according to Prince. Australian resident Joel Backwell, 39, experienced what most Indonesian students go through when he studied art law for a year at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta in 2002.He lived in a rooming house with 14 other students and often stayed up late with them to watch soccer matches on television. He loved eating pecel lele (fried catfish) and tempe penyet (tempeh with spicy chili paste), and he spoke both Javanese and Indonesian to his friends.“I think like a lot of Australians, when we think about Indonesia, we do not really know what to think. All we think is ‘different, foreign, not much in common’,” he said. “But anybody who lives in Indonesia for an extended period of time would quickly discover that Indonesians are in many ways just like us. Similar dreams, similar hopes, similar aspirations.”
… 12 Georgetown teams to vie for top spot THE Petra organisation yesterday joined hands with Top Brandz Distributors under their Corona Beer brand for the inaugural Corona Invitational football tournament set to begin next Friday.The tournament will feature the 12 top teams in the Georgetown region, as they vie for $1M in cash and prizesCo-Director of the organising body Petra, Troy Mendonca, was enthused to have the support of the company for this tournament, saying, “Top Brandz with their Corona brand has come in an integral time to the sport.”He noted that the company is fulfilling its corporate social responsibility. He explained that the tournament will take a round-robin knock-out format where the top four teams in the two groups of six will advance.The tournament was initially set to kick-off on June 30 but, according to Mendonca, the inclement weather caused the delay. The tentative date is now July 7 with the conclusion being possibly September 9..Meanwhile, as part of their promotion, free admission has been added for the first game day and it will continue to be the same for women only, throughout the duration of the tournament.Top Brandz Sales and Marketing Manager Pratima Prashnajeet explained that the beer is promoting its new slogan, “This is living” with Brand Ambassador Jean-Paul Bonse saying that the company is there to promote the community teamsAlso present was Georgetown Football Association (GFA) First vice-president Aaron who had high praise for the Petra organization, adding that they will continue to develop the sport locally.Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president Wayne Forde stated that the body continues to laud associations like Petra, whose mandate falls in line with the federation’s development pathway.The tournament will feature Guyana Police Force FC, Camptown FC, Santos FC, Pele FC, Georgetown Football Club, Beacons FC, Northern Rangers, Western Tigers, Riddim Squad, Flamingo FC, Black Pearl and East Ville FC.Games have been set for Sunday and Friday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground Bourda and Tucville.
2:30 p.m.South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gave a brief welcome over video to NASCAR in a virtual version of the traditional pre-race driver meeting.The meeting was streamed on NASCAR.com, and McMasters thanked the stock car series for coming to Darlington for its restart.McMasters said he was disappointed not to be at the track but vowed to be at Darlington’s first race with fans.“I love ‘The Lady in Black,’” McMasters said. “Our drivers, race teams and officials have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get back to the race track and we want to assure you that we have taken the return to racing very seriously,” Phelps wrote.NASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed and the series sat idle for 10 weeks amid the global coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR was facing a financial collapse if live races didn’t resume on national television. So the sanctioning body had its health plan approved in South Carolina and North Carolina and released an aggressive schedule that included 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. The first event is called the “The Real Heroes 400” and is dedicated to health care workers fighting COVID-19. Health care workers will give the command to start the engines.Darlington is hosting three events over four days. Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. After a video saluting healthcare workers, the rules for Sunday’s race were laid out. NASCAR used graphics to present virtual explanations for the racing procedures and the images included simulated fans in the stands. There are no fans permitted to attend a NASCAR race through at least June 21.At least one vehicle attempted to enter the property but was turned away at the only open gate outside the speedway.___1 p.m.Kevin Nobles wasn’t going to miss a race at Darlington Raceway. It didn’t matter that he couldn’t get near the track. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. calls his opening-lap crash “pretty embarrassing.”Stenhouse crashed exiting the second turn on the first lap at Darlington Raceway. His crumpled car was spitting flames as he drove to the garage. He retired from the race without completing a lap. He finished last in the 40-car field. “Not really sure a whole lot what to say there about our first lap, first corner,” he said. “Pretty embarrassing for myself, our team, our crew guys. I feel awful for them. They put a lot of hard work into getting our cars ready.”Stenhouse said he’s looking forward to trying again at Darlington on Wednesday night. ___ “I don’t want one single person to get down,” said Johnson’s crew chief, Cliff Daniels. “We’ve got a great race car, so don’t you get down.”William Byron won the opening stage.Ryan Newman and Chase Elliott were called for speeding on pit road following Johnson’s accident.___4:45 p.m 12:45 p.m.The first sign that Sunday’s race wasn’t a normal one for NASCAR was the lack of traffic on the four-lane highway outside of Darlington Raceway.Traffic is always one of NASCAR’s biggest issues as thousands of fans descend on often rural areas not equipped for the overflow of cars. Participants then turned onto a gravel road guarded by four state trooper vehicles and entered a health screening area. NASCAR officials there checked names, administered a temperature check with a device pointed at the forehead and logged the reading on a chart.Ryan Newman was in the car behind The Associated Press in the screening line. He leaned out his window for the temperature check and removed his hat so the thermometer could scan his forehead. Newman, wearing a camouflage face mask, was cleared to enter the track to prepare for his first race since he suffered a head injury on Feb. 16 in the season-opening Daytona 500.___ ___11:30 a.m.NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France is at Darlington Raceway and will remain outside the infield.The 75-year-old France is considered high risk to contract the coronavirus. NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell posted audio on Twitter in which France grabs the public address microphone in the scoring tower and thanks “the entire industry for their efforts to get us back racing.”Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. Ryan Newman is running in the top 10 in his first race back since a horrific crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500.Newman suffered a head injury as he skidded across the finish line in the season opener. His return comes exactly three months after the Feb. 17 accident.Newman started 21st in a Ford for Roush Fenway Racing.Meanwhile, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashed exiting the second turn on the very first lap of the race. His crumpled car was shooting flames from the back as he drove to the garage. He retired from the race without completing a single lap. He finished last in the 40-car field. ___ Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson posted a photo of all the things he had to do himself at Darlington.“One of the perks of making it to the big time is showing up to the car with everything ready,” Johnson posted on Twitter. “Times R different right now & some of the responsibilities R mine again. Hopefully the drink bag won’t leak, visor doesn’t fall off, cool shirt is primed correctly & so on. #NascarIsBack”Brad Keselowski, the 2012 champ, also took to Twitter to show his new normal, a pre-race lunch he had to make for himself. It included a few raviolis, two hard-boiled eggs and a roll. He asked if water boiled differently in South Carolina. “Help me, guys. I’m lost,” Keselowski said. “Let’s go racing.”___ 2:40 p.m.Kyle Busch’s car failed inspection twice before Sunday’s race at Darlington Raceway and the reigning Cup champion will drop to the back of the field at the start.Busch is planning to run the first seven of NASCAR’s races resumed schedule over the next 11 days. His No. 18 Toyota from Joe Gibbs Racing was originally slated to start fourth. Busch is winless in Cup through the first four events held before the season was suspended March 13.His only victory of the season was a Truck Series race at Las Vegas the second week of the season.___ 3:55 p.m.NASCAR is back! The Real Heroes 400 is underway at Darlington Raceway, without fans and with masks and social-distancing mandates all around.The new protocols should matter little to the 40 guys who took the green flag for the first live NASCAR race in 10 weeks.Drivers, crews and officials wore face masks during pre-race ceremonies, which were performed remotely. The Fox Sports booth, featuring Mike Joy and four-time champion Jeff Gordon, also was being broadcast remotely from Charlotte, North Carolina. Driver Clint Bowyer wore a mask during a pre-race TV interview. Here’s a quick primer of other things to know: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):___5:15 p.m. May 17, 2020 Holland flew in from Chicago to tailgate with friends from Darlington. The group was at a home directly across from the track. Holland said he didn’t hesitate when the opportunity came up. He says he’ll be back to watch the Southern 500 here in September. ___3 p.m.Because only essential personnel are allowed to attend Sunday’s race, drivers were on their own to prepare for 400 miles of action. They typically have a staff that manages their schedules, prepares their beverages for the race and other important details. 5 p.m.Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson wrecked while leading on the final lap of the first stage at Darlington Raceway.Johnson had passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman for the lead with 10 laps remaining in the opening stage of NASCAR first race in 10 weeks. Johnson was trying to earn his first stage victory of the season — and only his third ever under this system.“I felt like I was going to be able to exit the corner side by side with them and things just went horribly wrong there,” Johnson said. “I feel terrible for my team and everybody at Hendrick Motorsports. We’ve got great race cars and things are coming in the right direction, but things just really didn’t turn out there on Turn 2.”Johnson arrived at Darlington with just 13 laps led in the first four events of the year. He is scheduled to retire from full-time competition at the end of the season. Johnson crashed as he was trying to put Chris Buescher a lap down. It ended his day. Nobles was part of a five-person group setting up a tailgate at an RV park outside the venue known as the the track “Too Tough To Tame.”Nobles, 56, from Aynor and on his way to Myrtle Beach, says he wanted to be close enough “to hear the engines and smell the gas fumes.”Nobles was excited that races were going live and believes it could be a big lift for fans following a 10-week hiatus amid the global coronavirus pandemic. William Coats, another member of the group, said the fellowship they’ll share Sunday is important.___ — Ryan Newman is returning after a suffering a head injury in a last-lap crash in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 17.— Matt Kenseth is out of retirement and driving for Chip Ganassi. He replaces Kyle Larson, who was fired in April for using a racial slur. The 48-year-old Kenseth is racing in the Cup Series for the first time since the 2018 season finale. He is the oldest driver in the field.— NASCAR chose the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit as the safest place to restart its season after eight events were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR had been facing a financial collapse if races didn’t resume on national television.— This is the first of 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. Darlington is hosting three events in four days.— Roughly 900 people have been approved to be inside the gates, all considered essential. Associated Press The Latest: Stenhouse calls early exit ‘pretty embarrassing’ — Teams are allowed 16 employees per car, including the driver and owner. Most owners gave up their spot because they are either over the age of 65 and at high risk for COVID-19 or their role at the track is not considered critical to competition. Several team members are helping remotely, offering a peek into how sophisticated NASCAR’s technology has become.— The first race back is called The Real Heroes 400 and is dedicated to health care workers. Names of health care workers across the country have been substituted for the drivers’ name above car doors.___3:30 p.m.John Holland might have traveled the farthest to not watch a NASCAR race. NASCAR is returning to racing following a 10-week layoff amid the global pandemic. The Real Heroes 400 begins at 3 p.m.___11 a.m.NASCAR President Steve Phelps is promising “the best race and racing experience possible every time we hit the racetrack.”Phelps released a letter to NASCAR fans Sunday, hours before the racing series returns to the track for the first time in more than two months. 12:30 p.m.Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp says he’s amazed at how quickly every part of NASCAR came together to bring back the sport.NASCAR’s top Cup series returns to the track later Sunday after 10 weeks off because of the coronavirus pandemic.Tharp was visiting the Raceway Grill outside Turn 2, where team owners were setting up for a watch party. He says the cooperation in NASCAR was essential in setting up three races over four days.Xfinity drivers race Tuesday night, with Cup series racers going again at Darlington on Wednesday night. ___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
It seems like every Thanksgiving, America is forced to digest butt fumbles, bad coin tosses and bonehead blocked field-goal recoveries, not to mention Lions games.But over the decades, plenty of players have achieved brilliance instead of infamy. 2. O.J. Simpson, RB, Bills (vs. Lions, 1976)Simpson kept the national TV audience tuned in long after his Bills were out of it against the Lions. Detroit cruised to a 27-14 win, but O.J. rushed for a then-single-game record 273 yards, breaking his own record of 250 set three years earlier during his 2,000-yard season.Walter Payton surpassed that a year later, but no one topped either of them until 2000.3. Randy Moss, WR, Vikings (vs. Cowboys, 1998)One of the all-time best revenge games, Moss got back at the Cowboys for passing him over in that year’s draft. The rookie caught three passes — all touchdowns of 50-plus yards, including a flea-flicker two minutes into the game and one bomb while he was being interfered with.The Vikings won 46-36 and wound up one missed field goal away from the Super Bowl.4. Barry Sanders, RB, Lions (vs. Bears, 1997)The annual Thanksgiving appetizer for a decade, Sanders’ best show was this one: 167 yards and three touchdowns, including a 40-yarder, and humiliation of Bears defenders on virtually every carry.The Lions won 55-20, Sanders moved into second on the all-time rushing list … and retired after the next season, still No. 2.5. Tom Brady, QB Patriots (vs. Lions, 2010)You knew Brady would make this list. He turned Detroit’s defense into hopeless turkeys in a matchup of two teams going in completely different directions. In New England’s 45-24 victory, Brady posted a perfect 158.3 passer rating by completing 21 of 27 pass attempts for 341 yards and 4 TDs, a pair each to Wes Welker and Deion Branch.MORE: Most embarrassing Thanksgiving moments6. Emmitt Smith, RB, Cowboys (vs. Redskins, 2002)Smith, a Thanksgiving staple like Sanders for more than a decade, was coming to the end of his days in Dallas; the Cowboys would cut him at the end of the season. It was his last game against their rival, Chad Hutchinson was the quarterback and the opposing coach was Steve Spurrier, in his first year.Smith rushed for 144 yards, only his second 100-yard game all season, tied for second in all-time 100-yard games behind Walter Payton, and the Cowboys won 27-20.7. Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys (vs. Buccaneers, 2006)The Cowboys knew they had something special in the undrafted Romo pretty quickly in his first half-season as a starter. In only his sixth career start, Romo ripped Tampa Bay’s defense in a 38-10 rout.Romo had the first of two five-TD games in his career, going 22-of-29 for 306 yards. Two went to the late Terry Glenn, two to Marion Barber III and the last one, of course, to Terrell Owens. He threw three touchdown passes, including the 50-yarder to Drew Pearson with 28 seconds left that won it for the Cowboys, 24-23.15. Jason Garrett, QB, Cowboys (vs. Packers, 1994)The third-stringer and future head coach replaced injured starter Troy Aikman and backup Rodney Peete, fell behind 17-3 in the first half, endured Brett Favre throwing four touchdown passes to Sterling Sharpe … and won, 42-31.The Cowboys scored 36 second-half points, and Garrett was 15-for-26 for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Before that, he had thrown 24 career NFL passes. 8. Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins (vs. Cowboys, 2012)Just two weeks before this game, Mike Shanahan had all but called Washington’s season over at 3-6. The rookie Griffin was making a virtual homecoming while trying to keep hope alive.It sprang to life unexpectedly. Griffin threw three of his four touchdown passes in a 28-0 stampede in the second quarter and helped hold off a furious Cowboys comeback. Washington won 38-31, the second win in the season-ending, seven-game streak that got them the NFC East title.9-10. Matthew Stafford, QB, and Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions (vs. Eagles, 2015)This would mark the last time Staff and Megatron would celebrate Thanksgiving in Ford Field together, and they ended with a bang in Detroit’s 45-14 rout of Philadelphia.Stafford ripped the Eagles for 337 yards and 5 TDs, with Johnson accounting for 93 receiving yards and 3 of those TDs. With it, Johnson set the record for most receiving TDs (10) in Thanksgiving history.11. Bob Griese, QB Dolphins (vs. Cardinals, 1977)How can a six-touchdown day on Thanksgiving be so forgotten over time? It was a rare holiday game in St. Louis, back when there was a move to stop Dallas from monopolizing the day. Griese threw all six in three quarters, on just 23 attempts, and the Dolphins blew the Cards out, 55-14.Dallas has hosted a Thanksgiving game every year since; only Manning has thrown for as many touchdowns on the day.12. Roger Brown, DE, Lions (vs. Packers, 1962)Not so much the historically overlooked Brown, but the entire line, the “Fearsome Foursome” before the Rams bogarted the nickname. Brown, Alex Karras, Sam Williams and Darris McCord led a Lions defense that sacked Bart Starr 11 times, including once for a safety, as Detroit whipped Vince Lombardi’s 10-0 defending-champion Packers, 26-14. Brown was in on seven of the sacks.13. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers (vs. Colts, 2016)Brown was the latest entry here with his explosion in Pittsburgh’s 28-7 romp in Indianapolis on Thanksgiving night. The Colts had no answers for him in scoring position, as his 5 catches for 91 yards included touchdowns of 25, 33 and 22 yards.14. Clint Longley, QB, Cowboys (vs. Redskins, 1974)Even after 43 years, no Thanksgiving performance has packed more shock value. At the height of the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry, Washington knocked Roger Staubach out of the game with a third-quarter concussion, forcing Dallas to go to the rookie Longley, trailing 16-3. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d3/ca/peyton-manning-colts-112117-getty-embed_ud2usknnkuav1whsyy7pdjuhu.jpg?t=-526677401&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3e/4f/robert-griffin-iii-112117-getty-embed_6b5fap1toblc18wbgxn1hru5o.jpg?t=-526551497&w=500&quality=80 Here are the 15 greatest NFL Thanksgiving game performances ever.MORE: 2019 NFL Thanksgiving game viewing guide1. Peyton Manning, QB, Colts (vs. Lions, 2004)This game all but assured he’d break Dan Marino’s single-season touchdown pass record of 48; he finished the game with 41, with five games left, and ended up with 49. Manning did it in three quarters, too, throwing his first three to Brandon Stokley and the last three to Marvin Harrison.It was as lopsided a Thanksgiving game as there’s ever been, 41-9 — and on the day Barry Sanders received his Hall of Fame ring.
Authorities in West Palm Beach are currently searching for an 11-year-old boy who reportedly ran away from home.Donte Cruz was last seen at his home on Caribbean BoulevardHe is described as 5-foot-3 and 130 lbs.Authorities are asking the public to call 911 if they see him.
It was announced today that Peter Dawson is to retire as Chief Executive of The R&A and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Mr Dawson will step down in September 2015 after 16 years leading the body which organises The Open Championship and governs the sport worldwide in conjunction with the United States Golf Association. Having succeeded Sir Michael Bonallack as Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in 1999, Mr Dawson took over in an important period in the Club’s history. In 2004, the same year that the Club celebrated its 250th anniversary, the private members’ club formed a separate group of companies to run The Open and conduct its governance responsibilities. This evolution enabled The R&A to focus on its governance role, running successful championships and supporting the growth of the game around the world and the Club to concentrate on catering for the needs of its more than 2,000 Members. The Open Championship has enjoyed continuing commercial success throughout Mr Dawson’s tenure enabling The R&A to invest substantially in supporting the development of golf around the world through Rules education, grassroots initiatives, coaching, the provision of greenkeeping equipment and university golf. The R&A now works with 152 affiliated organisations from the amateur and professional game in 138 countries and jointly administers the Rules of Golf, the Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ with the USGA. Mr Dawson became the Joint Secretary of the International Golf Federation in 1999 and was a key figure in securing golf’s return to the Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He was appointed President of the IGF in 2010 and the IGF Board has extended his term of office to 2016. The recruitment of Mr Dawson’s successor will be handled by international executive search firm Spencer Stuart and the position will be advertised this weekend. An appointment is expected to be made in sufficient time to allow for an appropriate handover period in 2015 25 Apr 2014 R&A’s Peter Dawson to retire in 2015
Facebook29Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TumwaterBring the family out to Tumwater’s Independence Day celebrations on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Leave the fireworks to the professionals, and celebrate with a day full of excitement.Begin the morning with a festive Fun Run through Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Later in the morning, join your friends and neighbors as the sidewalks streets fill with life at the Independence Day Parade. That evening, head to the Artesian Family Festival and remember to stay for Thunder Valley Fireworks Show—the biggest display in Thurston County!Fairways & Fireworks Fore on the 4th Fun Run8:00 a.m. check-in | Tumwater Valley Golf CourseTumwater Valley Golf Course turns the cart paths and fairways into a 4-mile fun run in celebration of Independence Day. Proceeds from this event benefit golf programs for low-income youth in our community. Register online to participate in the Fun Run.River’s Edge Restaurant will serve a special breakfast buffet following the run – $11.95 for adults; $6.95 for kids 12 & under.Independence Day Parade11:00 a.m. | Capitol Boulevard & Israel RoadThe City of Tumwater continues its tradition of hosting a 4th of July parade for the 32nd year – the theme this year is “As We Live, We Grow: Celebrating 150 Years.” Arrive early to get a good viewing spot, and watch the pre-parade car show at 10:45 a.m.The parade itself begins at 11:00 a.m. from the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Lee Street and moves south on Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road. The route then turns west (right) onto Israel Road, continues past Tumwater City Hall, ending at Linderson Way and Israel Road intersection.Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show6:00 p.m. | Tumwater Valley Golf CourseThe Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show is the biggest and best fireworks festival in the County – and it happens in Tumwater every year on July 4th. On the Tumwater Valley Golf Course driving range, you’ll find music, food, games and a lot more waiting for you.Event gates open at 6:00 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 10:15 p.m. Festival entry is FREE. Parking for the event is $10/car. Please keep in mind: Pets, alcohol/marijuana, and personal fireworks are prohibited at the festival.For details on Independence Day events, call Tumwater Parks & Recreation at (360) 754-4160 or explore the special events section on the City of Tumwater website, www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade.Fireworks Regulations & SafetyA friendly reminder to residents and visitors celebrating Independence Day in Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater – fireworks may not be sold, purchased, or discharged in our communities.Novelty devices such as snakes, glow worms, and party poppers are allowed. Sparklers and all other types of fireworks including those purchased elsewhere may not be used in our cities.If you have unused fireworks, please discard them safely:Thoroughly soak fireworks overnight in a bucket or tub of water, then drain.Place the soaked fireworks in a heavy duty trash bag, and tightly seal.Place the bag in your garbage container for pick-up.Leave it to the professionals!Enjoy one of these FREE public fireworks displays and festivals in Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater. www.FireworksBans.com Lacey Fireworks SpectacularJuly 3Fireworks start around 10 p.m.Rainier Vista ParkTumwater Thunder Valley FireworksJuly 4Fireworks start around 10:15 p.m.Tumwater Valley Golf CourseLakefair Grand Finale FireworksJuly 21Fireworks start around 10 p.m.Capitol Lake – Heritage ParkDowntown Olympia
Photos by Patrick Olivero |MIDDLETOWN – The Monmouth County Park System celebrated Thompson Park Day in Lincroft Oct. 14. Families came out in the cool fall weather to enjoy a multitude of activities, including inflatable bounce houses, kids’ races, carnival rides, bungee trampoline, various arts and crafts, and much more. Silly characters such as a T-Rex and a pirate on stilts provided roaming entertainment for the little ones. A highlight was the pie-eating contests held for both kids and adults. Kids were served up small, personal pies. But adults had to conquer a full-sized pumpkin pie in order to claim a trophy.
The Nelson Selects is keeping building process on schedule for a berth in the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup.The Selects posted a pair of wins over rival Kootenay South to advance past the first phase of Kootenay U13 Boy’s Provincial B Cup Qualifying recent at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.Milo Klein scored twice and Levi Taylor converted a penalty kick to power the Selects to a 6-1 victory over Kootenay South.Tavish Cutler, Berend Platje and Dylan Moynes also scored for Nelson. David Pengelly replied for Kootenay South.Nelson opened the two-game total-goal series with a 3-0 victory.Klein scored twice and Tyler Walmsley added a single for Nelson. Noah Ens was in goal for the Selects to earn the clean sheet.Nelson then finished with a 2-1 record at the Terry Walgren Tournament Sunday in Nelson. The Selects only blemish on an otherwise great week of soccer was a 3-1 loss to rival U14s of Nelson.The semi-final loss eliminated the Selects from the tournament.Ryder Skolka scored the only goal for Nelson.“The team played hard and learned a great deal playing against the best,” said coach Joe Chirico.“Noah Ens played a great game and held the team in the game,” Chirico added.Nelson opened the tourney edging Kootenay South on a late goal by Cutler, with assists to Jake Marshall and Klein.Ethan Bennett was in goal to earn the shutout for Nelson.Nelson then had an easy time against Kootenay East, blasting the Cranbrook squad 8-1. Cutler minutes into the contest started the rout.Platje, with a pair, Skolka, Levi Taylor, Cutler, Marshall and Cameron Bibby-Fox completed the scoring for the Selects.Nelson led 4-1 at the half.