Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgMwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileMwalimu Community Bank Limited (MCB) is a commercial bank which is wholly-owned and promoted by an umbrella trade union of teachers in Tanzania. Tanzania Teacher’s Union (TTU) is a trade union established under the Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004. There are over 200 000 members across all regions in the country. MCB meets an important need to provide affordable and accessible banking products and services to teachers in Tanzania. MCB offers a diverse range of products and services geared to empower teachers and other civil servants to improve their living conditions and transform their lives. Mwalimu Community Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Hotshot: Newcastle Falcons No 8 Callum Chick

first_img Quick Chick: Callum Chick on the charge for Newcastle Falcons. (Photo: Getty Images) Date of birth 25 November 1996. Country England TAGS: Newcastle Falcons Who have been your mentors?My dad helped me work on stuff and be the best I could be. Jimmy Ponting and Mark Laycock at Newcastle Academy, and Peter Walton and John Fletcher with England, have done a lot. Ally Hogg does lots of extra skills work with me too.Is Falcons DoR Dean Richards a bit scary?A lot of people think that! But he’s a really nice bloke – approachable and easy to talk to.What are your aims now?I’ve finished with the England age groups, so it’s about trying to push for the first team at Newcastle. I want to keep learning and enjoying my rugby – I think that’s important. Tell us about your rugby background…My dad played rugby at Newcastle and I wasn’t pushed to play, but I started at the age of about six and loved it. I was at Ponteland rugby club from U7 to U18.Have you played in different positions?I started as a prop and moved to the back row at 14. I like No 8 best. I like the physicality and getting my hands on the ball. There are great No 8s like Billy Vunipola and Kieran Read to look up to.Have you played for the national age groups?I played for England U16, U18 and U20.What was it like winning the U20 World Championship this year (2016)?It was massive. They were the lads I’ve come through the age groups with and become good mates with. I really enjoyed the whole thing.When did you first link up with Newcastle?When I was 13 I had an opportunity to start training with the academy and I went full-time once I left school at 18.Are you still studying?Yes, I’m doing a part-time civil engineering degree at Newcastle University. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RW Verdict: Chick captained England U20 last spring and scored a try in their Junior World Cup final win. He turns 20 this month and has played for Newcastle in the Challenge Cup, so the Premiership is the next step.First published in the December 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine.last_img read more

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Charity CD sales raises ‚€200,000

first_img Tagged with: Ireland Irish radio station Today FM has raised ‚€200,000 for two local charities from the sales of a specially recorded CD. The money was shared between Barretstown, which provides breaks for children with serious illnesses, and the National Children’s Hospital. ‘Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 2’ was released in November 2004 in association with producers RMG. This is the second album to be produced of the successful “Even Better” compilations. The album features various artists performing a cover of a popular charthit live on air. This idea stemmed from a regular piece featured on the Ray D’Arcy Show, where musical guests played a cover track on air during the show. Advertisement Artists include BellX1, Juliet Turner, The Walls and the album also features the now famous version of “No Diggity” covered by Paddy Casey and the Dublin Gospel Choir. Most of the tracks were recorded live on the Ray D’Arcy Show, some wererecorded in special sessions and one track was even recorded in a bedroom.Speaking about the album, Ray D’Arcy said: “We are amazed that EvenBetter than the Real Thing vol.2 has outperformed its predecessor – it’s awin-win-win situation. EUR200,000 for two deserving charities and Irishmusic fans get to hear their favourite singer songwriters like they’venever heard them before.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 28 August 2005 | Newscenter_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity CD sales raises ‚€200,000last_img read more

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Sunday Times Rich List published this Sunday

first_imgSunday Times Rich List published this Sunday Tagged with: Prospect research No doubt the Rich List, its tables and analysis will also be published online, although last year’s Rich List has been withdrawn from the Sunday Times website since 15 February this year.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Howard Lake | 24 April 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Prospect researchers will be up early on Sunday morning to get their copy of The Sunday Times which features this year’s Rich List by Philip Beresford.The annual list of the wealthiest people in the UK is a valuable tool to many fundraisers. The newspaper publishes summary biographies of those multi-millionaires who have made it onto the list. It also includes analysis by gender, region and industry, which can prove particularly useful to some fundraisers.The Giving List, analysis of the charitable activities of those on the list, will once again by included in the pull-out publication. Advertisementlast_img read more

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The New Marketing Manifesto: The 12 Rules for Building Successful Brands in the 21st Century (Business Essentials)

first_img For decades marketing thought of itself as an objective and increasingly quantifiable science. It is ironic that just as it seemed to have won a place in the highest business councils of the land with its credo of putting the customer first, that everything should suddenly go horribly pear shaped. Somewhere between the launch of satellite television in the UK and the fall of Margaret Thatcher, all the certainties of consumer expectation, segmentation, behaviour and communication that underpinned the so-called “science” of marketing, seemed to evaporate. Since then marketers have been struggling in different ways to come to terms with splintering social structures, changing tastes and a fragmenting mediascape. Every week the marketing and business press reports some new wheeze or nostrum of the month as marketers attempted to develop a new vocabulary in a language they did not yet understand to deliver a message they were not yet sure of. Most prominent among them were leading-edge advertising agencies such as HHCL, Chiat Day and its subsequent incarnation in London, St Lukes. As planning director of St Lukes, John Grant can reasonably lay claim to be one of the creators of the new language of marketing. The significance of his book The New Marketing Manifesto, lies in the fact that for the first time it draws together all the different strands of modern practice in the creation and communication of brands, and provides a coherent intellectual framework or grammar for the new ideas. It also gives valuable insights into how one of the most creative and original advertising agencies in the world approaches its business. With great eloquence and insight Grant describes how the role of brands in society has changed over the past century, arriving at the startling conclusion that “brands are (now) surrogate traditions”. Because they are now so much more important to society, they demand much more careful consideration he says. Perhaps “The New Marketing Primer” would have been a better title. Compellingly written, perhaps even overloaded with supporting evidence, Grant outlines the syntax of the “new marketing” with 12 rules for building successful brands in the 21st Century. This is that rare creature; an important book about marketing. Aimed at marketing service providers, people in marketing departments and anyone who has to make marketing decisions, ie, anyone in business, it is informative, stimulating and inspiring by turns. If there is one book you buy about marketing this year, this should be it. —Alex Benady AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The New Marketing Manifesto: The 12 Rules for Building Successful Brands in the 21st Century (Business Essentials) Howard Lake | 29 January 2008 | Newscenter_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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BBB: Deadline approaching for Western Union refund claims

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. Twitter BBB Scam TrackerThousands of Texas residents may be eligible for a refund following a federal investigation into Western Union, but the deadline to file is fast approaching. Consumers who lost money to a scammer by wiring money through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, can now file a claim to get their money back. According to the Texas Attorney General’s Office, 39,000 Texas residents may be eligible. The deadline to file the free claim is May 31, 2018.The refunds are a result of a joint investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Western Union agreed to pay a $586 million settlement, and the DOJ is using that money to provide refunds to victims.Once the claim is filed, the DOJ will check with the Treasury Offset Program to ensure that victims do not owe money to the federal government, which could reduce the refund amount. Consumers who sent multiple wire transfers can also file a different claim for each case. Other expenses like Western Union fees, losses or transfers sent through other businesses are not eligible for a refund.Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas also wants to warn you of possible scams related to this refund. Con artists will send an official-looking email about the Western Union settlement and ask you for information about your transaction, along with your name and address. The thing to know is that you cannot apply for a refund by email. These emails are scams. Do not respond and do not give out any personal information.To file a claim, go to ftc.gov/wu. According to the FTC, it will take up to a year to process the claim and determine eligibility for repayment.Some of the types of scams that requested money to be transferred include:Romance Scams – A person you meet online expresses interest in you romantically. When you are serious with your new friend they ask for money to travel to see you, for medical services, or to help a family member.Advance Fee Loans – A loan is offered, but there is a fee that must be paid upfront prior to the issuing of the loan. The fee is for a processing fee or insurance.Lottery or Prize Scams – You are informed that you have won a prize or are a winner in a lottery. To collect your prize, you must pay taxes, shipping or other fees upfront.In each case, your money is gone without getting what you paid for. BBB reminds consumers to never send money to a stranger by an untraceable method such as wire transfer, cashier’s check, or a prepaid gift card or debit card. For more information on how to avoid these types of scams, go to BBB.org/avoidscams.Heather Massey is the Senior Regional Director for the Permian Basin office of Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas. Heather is available for media interviews and speaking engagements. You can reach her by phone: (432) 741-2592 or email: [email protected] Pinterest By admin – May 20, 2018 center_img Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp BBB: Deadline approaching for Western Union refund claims Previous articleCOMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of May 20, 2018Next articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stringer shows his character adminlast_img read more

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World’s largest peanut boil has Cajun flavor

first_img Fege sure ain’t from around here. He’s a Louisiana product but he’s also a Shriner and that’s why he was in rural South Alabama bagging boiled peanuts in the hot, humid last days of August.“I like the roasted peanuts.” Fege said, pointing toward the roaster along a short wall of the Shriners’ Peanut Barn on the outskirts of Luverne. “We don’t eat boiled peanuts in Lafayette. Don’t ever see any. What we eat boiled are crabs and crayfish, but peanuts? No.“But, I’m not here to eat. I’m here to help out fellow Shriners because this is a good cause. I got to know the Shriners here through deer hunts that private schools in this area hold. I’ve been coming to the hunts for six years but this is my first year helping with the peanut boil.” Fege said boiling 25 tons of peanuts is hard, hot work with long, long hours.“I’ve been bagging peanuts all morning and I’ve still got a lot more to go,” he said. “But I’m proud to be helping.”Fege said his home Shrine Club sells Vidalia onions as a fundraiser.“We have to unload an 18-wheeler, stack the bags over in the shade and people come to buy,” he said, with a smile. “Boiling peanuts is a lot different. Roasting is easier and I like roasted peanuts better but people around here want boiled peanuts.” By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Russell Fege’s accent is unfamiliar to most of those who are beating a path to The World’s Largest Peanut Boil in Luverne.“Sounds like a Cajun,” one man said.“Well, he sure ain’t from around here,” said another.Russell Fege, a Shriner from Louisiana, is lending a helping hand to fellow Shriners with the Crenshaw County Shrine Club at The World’s Largest Peanut Boil. The Shriners will boil 25 tons of peanuts over the Labor Day weekend at the Peanut Barn at the intersection of Highways 331 and 10. Latest Stories World’s largest peanut boil has Cajun flavor The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Thursday, August 29, 2013 You Might Like Downtown tailgate set for Saturday Saturday marks the first game of the season for the Trojans, and also the first Downtown Troy Tailgate. Shuttle buses… read more Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Print Article Folks around South Alabama are partial to boiled peanuts and The World’s Largest Peanut Boil is a Labor Day tradition around these parts.Charles Taylor of Brundidge placed an order Thursday afternoon for 14 bags.“For three people,” he said with a smile that hinted maybe all the bags were for him. “We’ve been coming to the peanut boil for years. We put the peanuts in the freezer and then we’ll have them for football games. Things like that.”William Baker, past president of the Crenshaw County Shrine Club, said, too, that the boiled peanuts are good, now or later.“We get good, green peanuts and we’d like to think they are the best around,” he said. “We’ll boil 25 tons this week and that’s about what we usually do. We’ve got five vats going day and night. It takes three hours to cook-off the peanuts and each vat holds about 600 pounds so we’re busy all the time and folks are waiting in line most all the time.”The Shriners fired the first “pots” of peanuts on Wednesday night and they have boiled without ceasing since.Baker said, if the weather cooperates, the peanuts could all be sold before Labor Day.“Then, we could go home Monday and get some rest,” he said and added laughing, “if we’re still around Monday, we could tie up and fight. When you’ve been together that long and it’s been this hot, you might not be happy with each other.”The World’s Largest Peanut Boil is held at “the barn” at the intersection of Highway 331 and Highway 10. Boiled and roasted peanuts are available and also souvenir T-shirts.last_img read more

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Five arrested, charged as illegal agents for China

first_imgcbarnesphotography/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Five people were arrested Wednesday, and one more was being sought, on charges they acted as illegal agents of China.The six acted at the direction of Chinese government officials as they tried to force Chinese nationals in the United States to return to China through a multi-year campaign of stalking and harassment, according to federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.Hongru Jin, Zhu Yong and Michael McMahon were arrested in the Northeast. Rong Jing and Zheng Congving were arrested in California. Zhu Feng remains at large.“The defendants assisted PRC officials in a scheme to coerce certain individuals to return to the PRC against their will,” said acting United States Attorney Seth DuCharme.The alleged campaign — known in China as either Operation Fox Hunt or Operation Skynet — targeted Chinese nationals living abroad who are alleged to have committed crimes in China. Rather than rely on official channels for repatriation, federal prosecutors said the campaign used “clandestine, unsanctioned and illegal conduct with the United States.”Among the targets was a resident of New Jersey identified in court records as John Doe-1, whose elderly father was brought to the U.S. from China against his will “to use the surprise arrival … to threaten and attempt to coerce John Doe-1’s return to the PRC,” prosecutors said.As part of the campaign to exert pressure on John Doe-1 his adult daughter was put under surveillance and targeted for online harassment, according to court records. Later, unsolicited packages were sent to his residence with letters and videos threatening harm to family members if he did not return.“The United States will not tolerate the conduct of PRC official business on U.S. soil without notice to and coordination with the appropriate U.S. authorities. Nor will we tolerate the unlawful harassment and stalking of U.S. residents to further PRC objectives,” DuCharme said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Did you miss these stories over the weekend?

first_imgPolish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on May 16 at the base of a statue memorializing the World War II massacre of Polish soldiers, while protestors in the background, despite being restrained by security forces and the U.S. Secret Service, shouted “Shame! Shame!” in opposition to the statue’s pending removal from Exchange Place.The memorial commemorates the 1940 Soviet murder of 22,000 Polish officers in Katyn Forest in the western Soviet Union. Although Duda was in the United States on official United Nations business, he met briefly at the site with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop in an attempt to play down what has become an international conflict. Created by Polish-American monument sculptor Andrzej Pitynski, the statue was moved to Exchange Place in 1991. Jersey City, along with officials of the Exchange Place Special Improvement District, have proposed moving the statue to a new location one block away on York Street. The city intends to create a park at the statue’s current location.While this started out as a local issue, the incident escalated into an international conflict when Fulop exchanged angry Tweets with the head of the Polish Senate, in which Fulop accused the senate leader of being a Holocaust denier. Click here for more.In May and June, college graduates move to Hoboken to start a job, and families move to town before the new school year. Last week, several Hoboken residents offered tips to recent grads and young families who are starting life in the mile-square city.Their tips covered restaurants, bars for different age groups, getting a dog, using public transportation, and even joining a gym or sports league.Resident of two years Michelle Ciancimino, 24, suggested new residents join a local gym to meet their neighbors. She goes to a CrossFit gym and it’s a “tight knit community,” she said.CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness program that incorporates elements from several sports and types of exercise.Similarly, Megan Pijanowski, 25, suggested joining one of the adult athletic leagues such a ZogSports. (www.zogsports.com). Through ZogSports, participants can play basketball, hockey, dodge ball, touch football, and volleyball with other adults. Click here for more.The Act Now Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey, opened its third dementia center on the Hudson Hills Senior Living campus on May 16. The group had opened its first such operation in Jersey City in 2015, and another one in Bergen County followed. The North Bergen location will serve as its official headquarters, officials say. It will offer services for Alzheimer’s patients such as cognitive rehabilitation, music and art therapy, and caregiver training. Ten people will be staffed at the center full time, including interns, regular Act Now staff, and certified dementia professionals. Different organizations have also sponsored rooms in the center. United Healthcare is sponsoring an education room that will feature training for professionals and caregivers on how to help Alzheimer’s patients. Click here for more.last_img read more

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Mr. Mature America 2018 Bill Quain Inspires, Coasts Home in OCNJ Half Marathon

first_imgMr. Mature America 2018 Bill Quain, of Ocean City, who is blind, raises his arms triumphantly while celebrating his finish in the OCNJ Half Marathon. By Maddy VitaleBill Quain threw his hands up in victory as he crossed the finish line at the OCNJ Half Marathon Sunday that ended at the Ocean City Music Pier.In what would already be a difficult race for even the most accomplished of runners, Quain, 66, of Ocean City, did it blind.The reigning Mr. Mature America ran 13 miles with his sister, Jeannine Norris, by his side, acting as his guide.“She slowed down for me and I sped up a bit for her,” Quain said. “It was just a great race. The runners were fantastic. Everyone was so nice.”Bill Quain’s sister, Jeannine Norris, acted as his race guide.There was one glitch, however.Quain and his wife, Jeanne, had to figure out where they would meet up, so he could don his crown and wear his sash at the end of the race.“I was not crossing that finish line without my crown,” Bill Quain said with a laugh.So, they met up.“I rode my bike and we met at 10th Street,” Jeanne Quain said of the transfer of the coveted pageant regalia.Lisa Rumer, the race director, said at the start of the race that she learned of Quain being in the race.“I was so excited to hear that Bill was in the race,” she said. “I met him this morning. Every race needs a super star.”Sacena Veasey, 34, of Leesburg in Cumberland County, crosses the finish line in the half marathon.The event also included a 10-mile non-competitive walk/run and a 5-kilometer race. Sunday morning, Rumer said there were 1,900 people registered to participate.The increasingly popular event showcases Ocean City’s Boardwalk, downtown and neighborhoods.Ocean City’s Primary School teacher, Carrie Merritt, who is also the Cape May County Teacher of the Year, is on the race committee and helped Rumer and the other volunteers with the well-organized race.“It is really crazy how it has grown over the years,” Merritt noted, as she watched the runners and urged them on. “This year is special because we were chosen as the 50 States Half Marathon Club.”She said 45 states were represented in Sunday’s race. This year the scene on the medals was the Ocean City skyline. “We say the sky is the limit,” Merritt said.Race directors Carrie Merritt and Lisa Rumer say the race continues to grow.The public came out to cheer for the runners. Ocean City mascot Martin Z. Mollusk and the Ocean City High School Red Raider mascot were also on hand. Red Raiders cheerleaders cheered on the runners. Music seemed to pump up the crowd and the runners along the course.For Quain, it wasn’t so much about his time, although it didn’t hurt that he bested the times in his practices. It has been years since he did a half marathon, 32 to be exact, he said.Quain had a secret to his great race, he joked: “I had a stash of candy corns and Swedish fish in my pocket.”Jeanne Quain added that he had a protein “goo” he was supposed to eat but he wouldn’t have any part of it.Bill and Jeanne Quain are all smiles after the half marathon.But something made it all work out, whether it was all of the runs along the Boardwalk with his niece, Quinn Norris, or the tireless determination to do something that others say would be, or should be, impossible, or just a lot of heart.Maybe it is all of those things.When Quain crossed the finish line, he sipped a bottle of water, smiled and said, “I feel great. I think I will do another lap.”For a complete breakdown of the race results visit www.runtheday.com.last_img read more

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