A mass of Christian burial was offered on March 22 at St. Ann’s Church, Hoboken, for Johanna “Jennie” Bellome, 86, of Rochelle Park (formerly of Hoboken). She passed away March 18. She was predeceased by her parents, Graziella “Grace” and Giuseppe Bellonio (Bellome), three brothers; John and Steven Marco, August Bellome, and three sisters; Josephine Competelle, Margaret Castellito and Alice Chasmer.Johanna was born in Hoboken and was employed with Maxwell House Coffee for many years. She was a devoted member of St. Ann’s Church, Hoboken and St. Joseph’s Church, Union City.Services arranged by the Beaugard Funeral Home, River Edge.
In her new book released yesterday, Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, shares her secrets on how to persevere and push through life’s challenges both on and off the trail.“It takes one to know one. Jennifer Pharr Davis, the first woman to set a speed record on the A.T., provides powerful and personal insights into ten of the world’s most accomplished and inspiring endurance athletes in her new book. Among them are two pillars of Appalachian adventure: 16-time A.T. thru-hiker Warren Doyle and former A.T. speed record holder David Horton. Both Doyle and Horton have stunning outdoor achievements, but they have dedicated themselves to helping others reach their goals—including Pharr Davis. She also ventures out on the trail with ultra legends Andrew Thompson, Scott Williamson, Heather Anderson, and Scott Jurek, following the highs and lows of their record-chasing journeys. Best of all, Pharr Davis shares her own experiences and reflections on and off the trail. All of these phenomenal athletes are also everyday human beings who stumble, divorce, fail, and struggle like the rest of us—and also find a way to persevere.” – Will Harlan, Editor In CheifI’m excited and crazy nervous. The people and message inside of this book are very dear to me. I appreciate any orders, shares, and encouraging words. Thanks y’all! – Jennifer Pharr DavisJennifer Pharr Davis is an American long-distance hiker, an author, a speaker, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, contributor to Blue Ridge Outdoors and an ambassador for the American Hiking Society. She has hiked more than fourteen thousand miles on six different continents. In 2011, Pharr Davis set the unofficial record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with a time of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, an average of 47 miles a day, a record she held for four years. Pharr Davis lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, Brew, and their daughter and son, Charley and Gus. Jennifer Pharr Davis will be hosting several events over the next couple of months including trail runs, readings, and Q&A sessions. To learn more, check out her Facebook Page or Author Profile Page.Hardcover | $27.00Published by VikingApr 10, 2018 | 320 PagesGrab Your Copy Today!
Click here if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery or video on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — Fans who couldn’t afford tickets to Saturday’s NHL All-Star Game converged at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center for the next best thing:Absorbing the weekend’s energy and hanging out with other hockey fans.The four-day All-Star Fan Fair — which continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — included the chance to see and take a photo with the Stanley Cup, meet current and former NHL …
9 January 2014With the N3TC Drak Challenge set to serve as the 2014 South African K1 River Championships on 18 and 19 January, the event has drawn a field filled with world class talent, led by three-time Drak and marathon world champion Hank McGregor.New champions are set to be crowned with last year’s men’s winner Graeme Solomon not expected to enter and women’s champion Michele Eray overseas coaching the United States national canoeing team.McGregor missed the Drak Challenge last year because he was in Australia to contest the Perth Doctor Surfski World Cup in preparation for the ICF World Surfski Championships in Portugal. He had won the previous three Drak titles from 2010 to 2012.With his close friend Grant van der Walt, a two-time under-23 marathon world champion, defending the title, the Durban-based star is looking forward to a tough battle for the honours. There will be many more tough paddlers to contend with, however.Under-23 world championAndy Birkett, the under-23 marathon world champion, will be on the starting line. Thanks to a sponsorship from Euro Steel, the three-time Dusi champion is now able to concentrate full time on paddling and should be in excellent shape.Birkett and his Dusi partner, Sbonelo Zondi, have both committed to the Drak Challenge, but they will lack the experience of some of the other contenders.“This will be my first Drak in five years as it just hasn’t been a part of my Dusi build- up for the past few years,” Birkett said when he announced his entry in December.“I usually prefer to train more and race less before Dusi, but this time I’ve learnt to use racing as part of my training. I’ve really enjoyed taking part in more races recently and I’m really looking forward to being back at Drak again too.”‘The river is just amazing’He also praised the picturesque race, saying: “The river is just amazing. Paddling through the gorge and some of those pools is just unbelievable. Even to be able to head up there before the race and trip that section is well worth it because it is just so beautiful with the mountains in the background, and the river is so much fun all the way down.“The river, the venue, the clean water – it is just such a special setup up there in Underberg and all these factors make the Drak a really awesome event.”‘Very technical’Zondi, too, said he was looking forward to the Drak, even though it does not necessarily suit his skills’ set. “I enjoy the Drak because it is totally out of my strengths. There is no running with the boat in the Drak, like there is in Dusi, and the river is very technical, so I really enjoy the different type of challenge the Drak is for me.“The race has a bit of everything. Day one is very technical and you have to drive the boat very well and then on day two you then have to prove your strength on the flatter sections. All in all it is very exciting.”Late entryThree-time champion Len Jenkins entered just before Wednesday evening’s deadline and could pose a threat, although there are suggestions that he might take on the race socially.He won the event in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and held the race record until Grant van der Walt bettered it in flooded conditions last year. Jenkins finished second for the fourth year in succession.InternationalsCzech star Jakub Adam, who will team up with former K2 marathon world champion Cam Schoeman for the Dusi Canoe Marathon, will add some international intrigue to the event, as will the Australian duo of Josh Kippin and James Morfitt.The Australians have already competed in the Hansa Fish, Lowveld Croc and 50 Miler, as well as a number of surfski races in South Africa, but it will be a last South African event for Kippin. Morfitt could yet take on the Dusi, the Non-Stop Dusi and the Umkomaas Canoe Marathon.Women’s raceAdam’s sister, Anna Adamova, who finished second in the K1 women’s class at the Marathon World Championships in September 2013 and third in the K2s, is an immensely powerful paddler and could pose a threat to the leading South African paddlers in the women’s division, but her lack of experience on the uMzimkhulu River around Underberg in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg will be against her. She will also arrive only days before the event.Adamova, though, believes her Dusi partner Abby Adie should win the race. Adie has already won the Drak three times – in 2010, 2011 and 2013 – and will be aiming to become the first woman to win the event four times.‘Unpredictable’“I always enjoy myself up there so much,” she said just before Christmas. “The technical rapids are great and the unpredictable nature of the river, which this year’s (2013) flood showed once more, adds a real element of the unknown to the race.”She also identified a number of other potential winners. “[Dusi champion] Robyn (Kime) is always a big factor and having not seen her paddling for a while, no one really knows just how strong she is at the moment.“If it’s low then Hilary (Bruss) will be deadly through the technical stuff.“Then, of course, there’s Michelle Burn who won KZN Mixed Doubles with her husband Ollie recently and is just so consistent on that river. With her surfski background, she is super strong, especially on the flat sections, and could well be up there as well.”Dark horseThe dark horse, though, is Abbey Ulanksy (nee Miedema), a two-time winner of the Drak, who now lives in Canada. Ulanksy will arrive in South Africa only days before the race, so little is known of her preparations for a crack at the Dusi title with Robyn Kime, but her pedigree (seven Dusi titles) cannot be ignored.The N3TC Drak Challenge 2014 starts on 18 January at Castleburn outside Underberg and finishes on 19 January at Early Mist Farm close to Coleford.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio beef farmers, through the Ohio Beef Council, in conjunction with Kroger, were able to donate 2,000 pounds of ground beef to the central and southern Ohio USO, all going to military famillies in need.The six-day campaign was launched on May 26 via Facebook encouraging social media enthusiasts to “share” a post on Facebook, and “like” both Ohio Beef Council and Kroger Facebook pages. Each Facebook ‘share’ would result in another pound of beef being donated to the USO.Beef farmers and Kroger respresentatives were overwhelmed with the amount of support they received. “This promotion is a great example of collaboration to achieve a common goal,” said Joe Grieshaber, President of Kroger’s Columbus Division. “Together, with our friends at the Ohio Beef Council, we were able to donate 2,000 pounds of ground beef to local military families. At Kroger, we are proud to support our troops and their families any way we can.”Although the campaign raised military awareness with nearly 175,000 people on Facebook, beef farmer Bev Roe says that giving back to even just one military family is what it’s all about.“It was a natural fit,” Roe said. “We feel honored to be able to give back to the families who have given so much for our country already. We know that providing a good protein source is important, we only hope we can continue to serve those who have served.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham star Alli avoids FA punishment for Arsenal gestureby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham star Dele Alli will not be punished for a sign he made to Arsenal supporters during his side’s Carabao Cup win last night.Alli netted the second goal of the game and made a gesture to remind the fans of the score.While his gesture could be seen as inflammatory, it was not abusive, which means he will be cut some slack.Sky Sports suggests that no further action will be taken.And the Gunners will not face any action after a supporter was caught on video throwing something at Alli. But that supporter does face criminal action and a stadium ban.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howe admits Defoe talks planned over Bournemouth futureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits he plans talks with Jermain Defoe about his future.Crystal Palace and Sheffield United have been reported as potential loan suitors for the England international, while Defoe’s former club Sunderland have also shown an interest. Asked whether Defoe would be part of his squad after the January transfer window, Howe replied: “It’s a difficult one to answer.“I couldn’t give an absolute clear black and white answer to a lot of the players in the squad. The ones who aren’t playing regularly are very keen for football.“I will have to sit down with Jermain and have that conversation.“He is someone we hold in such high regard and has done such a great job here in many different ways.“Even before the game against Chelsea, he was talking to Lys (Mousset) and giving Lys his experience and guidance. That for me is like gold dust.“He has trained very well, his attitude and conduct has been first-class. Let’s wait and see.”
OTTAWA – A preliminary analysis of the federal books says the government ran a budgetary deficit of $8.4 billion through the first 10 months of the fiscal year, compared with a shortfall of $12.8 billion for the same period last year.The Finance Department’s latest monthly fiscal monitor shows overall revenues were up $11.6 billion, or 4.9 per cent, compared with the same period last year, thanks to an increase in tax revenues that was only partially offset by a decline in incoming employment insurance premiums.The government’s recent budget predicted a shortfall in 2017-18 of $19.4 billion, which is $1 billion more than the deficit projection in its fall fiscal update.The fiscal monitor says program spending rose $7.4 billion, or 3.2 per cent, compared with the same 10-month stretch last year, due to increases in major transfers to individuals, other levels of government and direct program expenses.The report says direct program expenses were up $2.8 billion, or 2.8 per cent, largely because of operational and personnel costs at National Defence.Public debt charges fell $200 million, or 0.9 per cent, mostly due to a lower average effective interest rate on debt.
Details on the operation of Calgary’s new Central Library cafe are expected Tuesday morning.Other milestones for the East Village will also be included in the announcement. Councillor Druh Farrell will attend the event, along with members of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and the Calgary Public Library.The new library is expected to open later this year.Tuesday’s announcement takes place at the St. Louis Hotel at 11 a.m.