Renters with a heart: Children with disabilities are offered free holidays throughout our beautiful country

first_imgA great tourist story that definitely restores faith in people. Namely, the group “Renters with a heart” was founded on Facebook, in which members give their accommodation free of charge to families of children with disabilities.The story began when Vjera Matulić from Postira on Brač founded a FB group with the aim of encouraging private accommodation renters across Croatia to offer their apartments for free to children with developmental problems for a few days, and in just a few days the group gathered over 2.000 members.The main goal of the group is to motivate the hosts in the family accommodation to set aside a few days to help children with developmental problems. “A few days in the summer we can all do it, no one will be impoverished, and we can afford a moment of peace and rest from worries for a needy family with sick children. The only rule is tolerance and a peaceful agreement, belittling anyone, will not be tolerated. Let’s show and prove that not everything is in sholds ” writes in the description of the group Renters with a heart.Each of the hosts in the family accommodation has a hole of a few days in the season, and we hereby invite you to join this commendable action to provide free accommodation to families with children with disabilities and provide them with free holidays.It costs you nothing, and you get a lot. Rather, not in money, but in love, and that is the most valuable thing. Good always comes back to good.You can join the Landlord Group with a heart herelast_img read more

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Sykes, Roach Lead UWF to Victory at Watson Ford Invitational

first_imgSykes, Roach Lead UWF to Victory at Watson Ford Invitational  CLINTON, Miss. – The duo of junior Martinique Sykes (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) and freshman Chris Roach (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Nease HS) led the West Florida men’s cross country team to victory at the Watson Ford Invitational hosted by Mississippi College on Friday evening.  The meet was scored for Division I schools and non-Division I schools separately, but the Argonauts out-paced opponents in both categories to claim the win.Six Argonauts placed in the top 10 in the non-Division I results and overall in the 8k run.  Mississippi College placed first among Division I schools, and Hendrix was the second place finisher for the non-Division I field.“I’m very pleased with how we ran today in our final tune-up for the postseason,” said head coach John Bergen.  “It’s a challenging course, and we were hoping we would be pushed by some of the other top teams.  We’re very pleased with how we’re running heading into postseason.”For Sykes, the race marked his fourth top five finish of the season and his first career win as he crossed the finish line at 26:35.“Martinique ran a very strong and smart race,” explained Bergen.  “He let a couple other runners set the pace early, and he took over between the second and third mile marks.  Some of his own teammates pushed him a bit, but he held on and ran a very strong race for the win.  It was an impressive win for Martnique.”Roach was close behind Sykes, crossing the line in second place at 26:39 for a personal best.  The rest of UWF’s pack at the front included junior Dominique Sykes (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) in fourth at 26:54, senior Eddie Pagan (Stuart, Fla./South Fork HS) in sixth at 27:02, freshman Cody Haden (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) in eighth at 27:28 and senior Jared Black (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon HS) in ninth at 27:32.“Our veteran group of Eddie, Jared, Dominique and Martinique has been a great group for three years,” said Bergen.  “They’ve trained hard and always raced well, and we know we’re getting good results out of them.  Our freshman group has stayed right with our leaders, as they did today.”Freshman Roman Kowalski (Pensacola, Fla./Catholic HS) finished in 16th place at 28:16, and he was followed by sophomore Titus Cheruiyot (Eldoret, Kenya/Tenwek HS) in 19th place at 28:29.  Freshman Brandon Skeie (West Creek, N.J./Southern Regional HS) was a late scratch prior to the race due to a foot injury.The Argonauts will head to Hoover, Ala. on Oct. 22 for the Gulf South Conference Championships at Veterans Park.  UWF is looking for its third GSC championship and its first since 1996.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Mississippi College                                         HY-TEK’s Meet Manager              2011 Watson Ford Invitational – 10/7/2011 to 10/8/2011                                     Choctaw Trails           Clinton, MS                                                      Last Completed Event                                Event 2  Men 8k Run CC==================================================================================    Name                    Year School                Avg Mile     Finals  Points==================================================================================Division I Results                                                                  1 Kibet, Daniel             SR Mississippi Valley      5:30.8   27:24.30    1     2 Kiplaget, Victor          JR Mississippi Valley      5:34.5   27:42.80    2     3 Serrano, Jose             FR Mississippi Valley      5:34.8   27:43.93    3     4 Pulliam, David            SR Mississippi Valley      5:41.8   28:18.99    4     5 Williams, Willie          FR Southern                5:55.4   29:26.50    5     6 Liddell, Eugene           SO Jackson State           5:57.0   29:34.48    6     7 Rhoads, Samuel            SO Jackson State           5:58.9   29:43.99    7     8 Wilkins, Kyle             SR Alcorn State            6:06.8   30:23.14          9 Edmondson, Benjamin       JR Southern                6:11.6   30:46.90    8    10 Jones, Nicolos            FR Mississippi Valley      6:11.9   30:48.26    9    11 Hinds, Ibrahim            FR Jackson State           6:12.3   30:50.54   10    12 Lyles, Dexter             JR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     6:12.9   30:53.63   11    13 Simon, Daniel             FR Southern                6:31.4   32:25.48   12    14 McIntosh, Jamie           SO Jackson State           6:39.4   33:05.44   13    15 Atkins, Jonathan          SO Jackson State           6:40.2   33:09.18   14    16 Machooka, Daniel          JR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     6:56.2   34:28.77   15    17 Dotson, Shedrick          SO Alcorn State            7:11.7   35:45.52         18 Grigbsy, Quintarius       FR Alcorn State            7:18.4   36:19.30         19 Brown, Christopher        JR Alcorn State            7:18.9   36:21.38         20 Miller, Malcolm           SR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     7:21.4   36:34.21   16    21 Winters, Earl             FR Mississippi Valley      7:28.8   37:10.56   17    22 Villacis, Jorge           JR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     7:44.5   38:28.73   18    23 Wilker II, Henry          JR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     8:22.0   41:35.12   19    24 Burchett, Lloyd           SR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     8:34.3   42:36.56   20    25 George, Marcus            SR Southern                8:57.9   44:33.53   21    26 Nichols, Victor           SO Southern               10:00.9   49:46.88   22   Non Division I Results                                                              1 Sykes, Martinique         JR West Florida            5:20.9   26:35.00    1     2 Roach, Chris              FR West Florida            5:21.9   26:39.76    2     3 Provence, Jeremy          SR Ozarks (Ark.)           5:22.9   26:45.16    3     4 Sykes, Dominique          JR West Florida            5:24.9   26:54.99    4     5 Cooper, Tristan           SR Ozarks (Ark.)           5:25.0   26:55.59    5     6 Pagan, Eddie              JR West Florida            5:26.5   27:02.98    6     7 Ramirez, Andres           JR Hendrix                 5:28.2   27:11.15    7     8 Haden, Cody               FR West Florida            5:31.6   27:28.20    8     9 Black, Jared              SR West Florida            5:32.5   27:32.76    9    10 Haynie, Wes               JR Hendrix                 5:33.0   27:35.27   10    11 Borutta, Stephen          SO Hendrix                 5:34.7   27:43.67   11    12 Cothren, Micah            JR Hendrix                 5:36.5   27:52.65   12    13 Friant, Matthew           SO Ozarks (Ark.)           5:36.6   27:53.06   13    14 Gonzalez, Tino            JR Mississippi College     5:37.9   27:59.55   14    15 Meyers, Nick                 East Texas Baptis       5:38.7   28:03.22   15    16 Kowalski, Roman           FR West Florida            5:41.3   28:16.45   16    17 Prevost, Zak              SR Mississippi College     5:43.2   28:25.77   17    18 Kirkikis, Christopher     SR Spring Hill             5:43.9   28:29.56   18    19 Cheruiyot, Titus          SO West Florida            5:44.0   28:29.84         20 Brogdon, Shane          0; JR Mississippi College     5:47.0   28:44.66   19    21 Dyer, John                JR Hendrix                 5:48.2   28:50.57   20    22 Parva, Ben                FR Millsaps                5:51.1   29:05.23   21    23 Napier, Will              SO Millsaps                5:59.1   29:44.87   22    24 Martin, Sam               FR Millsaps                6:01.8   29:58.24   23    25 Gonzalez, William         JR Dillard                 6:02.8   30:03.50         26 davis, peter              SR Belhaven                6:04.3   30:10.94         27 Mcelyea, Andy             SO Mississippi College     6:04.8   30:13.24   24    28 Spencer, Tim                 East Texas Baptis       6:05.8   30:18.29   25    29 Richards, Stevorn         FR Southern-NO             6:07.6   30:27.24   26    30 Ueunten, Trent            JR Ozarks (Ark.)           6:08.1   30:29.68   27    31 Russell, John             FR Spring Hill             6:08.4   30:30.95   28    32 Anderson, Michael         FR Spring Hill             6:09.7   30:37.64   29    33 Read, Thomas              FR Hendrix                 6:10.9   30:43.36   30    34 Lacombe, Patrick          FR Millsaps                6:12.5   30:51.66   31    35 Paz, Fernando             SO Mississippi College     6:13.7   30:57.69   32    36 Hebeler, Travis           FR Millsaps                6:14.3   31:00.62   33    37 Silas, Thomas             SO Millsaps                6:15.6   31:06.98   34    38 Morris, Kasey                East Texas Baptis       6:17.2   31:14.95   35    39 Metcalf, Griffin          FR Mississippi College     6:18.0   31:18.80   36    40 Duck, Chris               SO Millsaps                6:18.5   31:21.07   37    41 Earhart, Caleb            FR New Orleans             6:19.2   31:24.97   38    42 Charlet, Dylan            FR New Orleans             6:19.6   31:26.92   39    43 Fleming, Ben              FR Spring Hill             6:24.9   31:53.33   40    44 Adaway, Justin               East Texas Baptis       6:25.4   31:55.51   41    45 Elder, Robert             FR Ozarks (Ark.)           6:31.0   32:23.35   42    46 Russell, Adam             FR Auburn Montgomery       6:31.6   32:26.59   43    47 Lewis, Cortez             SR Auburn Montgomery       6:33.0   32:33.36   44    48 Schwarzman, Ryan          JR Auburn Montgomery       6:35.6   32:46.26   45    49 Kinsey, Thomas            JR Spring Hill             6:37.6   32:56.15   46    50 ricks, robert             SO Belhaven                6:40.6   33:10.93         51 sinclair, andrew          JR Belhaven                6:43.0   33:23.18         52 Aiken, Joshua             JR New Orleans             6:44.6   33:30.93   47    53 Boudreaux, Fritz          SO Spring Hill             6:46.0   33:38.07   48    54 Hilgendorf, Max           SO Ozarks (Ark.)           6:47.3   33:44.48   49    55 garza, rudy               SO Dillard                 6:48.3   33:49.60         56 Powers, Seth                 East Texas Baptis       6:49.7   33:56.46   50    57 Gibson, Daniel            FR Dillard                 6:51.5   34:05.22         58 Pigman, Dalton            JR Mississippi College     6:53.2   34:13.78   51    59 Boyer, Christian          SR Spring Hill             6:53.9   34:17.28   52    60 Leggette, Joshua          JR Tougaloo                6:55.6   34:25.66   53    61 Flores, Ryan              SO Hendrix                 6:56.1   34:28.15   54    62 Youmans, Spencer          JR Auburn Montgomery       6:59.5   34:45.13   55    63 Doty, Zach                SR Ozarks (Ark.)           7:00.1   34:48.19   56    64 McClendon, Lawrence       SO Tougaloo                7:03.7   35:06.07   57    65 Boudreaux, Andrew         FR New Orleans             7:08.8   35:31.48   58    66 Jarvis, Donovan              East Texas Baptis       7:20.0   36:27.18   59    67 McFarlane, Peter          JR Southern-NO             7:31.4   37:23.81   60    68 Porter, Nicholos          JR Tougaloo                7:38.5   37:59.10   61    69 Ellzey, Donorrick         JR Tougaloo                7:38.6   37:59.70   62    70 Dover, Blake                 East Texas Baptis       7:39.7   38:05.17   63    71 Tucker, Jasmond           JR New Orleans             7:40.9   38:10.86   64    72 Mwangi, Joshua            FR Southern-NO             7:52.8   39:10.13   65    73 Brown, Nathan             SR Auburn Montgomery       7:52.9   39:10.39   66    74 Williams, Sheldon         SO Southern-NO             7:52.9   39:10.65   67    75 Ambrose, Brian            SR Tougaloo                8:04.6   40:08.52   68    76 Jackson, Steven           SR Tougaloo                8:04.9   40:10.04   69    77 McGough, Jeremiah         SO Auburn Montgomery       8:20.5   41:27.65   70    78 Amburn, Brent             SR Auburn Montgomery       8:27.7   42:03.42   71    79 Mitchell, Charles         SO Tougaloo                8:58.7   44:37.63   72    80 Scott, Jeffrey            FR Southern-NO            10:01.0   49:47.22   73    81 buggage, kermit           FR Dillard                10:01.0   49:47.57                                                                                                                             Team Scores                                    ================================================================================= Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9 ================================================================================ Division I Results                                                                   1 Mississippi Valley           19    1    2    3    4    9   17                      Total Time:  2:21:58.28                                                              Average:    28:23.66                                                        2 Jackson State                50    6    7   10   13   14                           Total Time:  2:36:23.63                                                              Average:    31:16.73                                                        3 Southern                     68    5    8   12   21   22                           Total Time:  3:06:59.29                                                              Average:    37:23.86                                                        4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff          79   11   15   16   18   19   20                      Total Time:  3:02:00.46                                                              Average:    36:24.10                                                     Non Division I Results                                                               1 West Florida                 21    1    2    4    6    8    9   16                 Total Time:  2:14:40.93                                                              Average:    26:56.19                                                        2 Hendrix                      60    7   10   11   12   20   30   54                 Total Time:  2:19:13.31                                                              Average:    27:50.67                                                        3 Ozarks (Ark.)                90    3    5   13   27   42   49   56                 Total Time:  2:24:26.84                                                              Average:    28:53.37                                                        4 Mississippi College         106   14   17   19   24   32   36   51                 Total Time:  2:26:20.91                                                              Average:    29:16.19                                                        5 Millsaps                    130   21   22   23   31   33   34   37                 Total Time:  2:30:40.62                                                              Average:    30:08.13                                                        6 Spring Hill                 161   18   28   29   40   46   48   52                 Total Time:  2:34:27.63                                                              Average:    30:53.53                                                        7 East Texas Baptis           166   15   25   35   41   50   59   63                 Total Time:  2:35:28.43                                                              Average:    31:05.69                                                        8 New Orleans                 246   38   39   47   58   64                           Total Time:  2:50:05.16                                                              Average:    34:01.04                                                        9 Auburn Montgomery           253   43   44   45   55   66   70   71                 Total Time:  2:51:41.73                                                              Average:    34:20.35                                                       10 Southern-NO                 291   26   60   65   67   73                           Total Time:  3:15:59.05                                                              Average:    39:11.81                                                       11 Tougaloo      ;             301   53   57   61   62   68   69   72                 Total Time:  3:05:39.05                                                              Average:    37:07.81                                                     Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Chris Roach ran a personal best in the 8k on Friday (Photo by Chris Nelson) last_img read more

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Japan teenager skis to wakeboard gold

first_imgAKITA – Mero Narita, who helped deliver the athletes’ oath for the World Games 11 days ago, delivered a gold medal Sunday — the final day of competition — when she won the women’s wakeboard event in water skiing.Tokyo lifeguard Masami Yusa then made it a mini-gold rush for the host country by winning the women’s beach flags event in the life saving competition, which brought Japan’s gold medal total to nine. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Japan also struck gold in the demonstration sport of sumo, winning four of the eight gold medals on offer at Tenno Municipal Gymnasium.Russia topped the final medal standings with 24 gold medals and 44 overall (24-15-5), followed by the United States with 31 (15-8-8) and France with 23 (12-5-6). Japan was seventh with nine gold medals and 25 overall (9-6-10). At Ogata Water Ski Course, Narita ignored the pain of a shoulder separation suffered in July to turn in an energetic routine for 44.30 points and the gold medal ahead of Australia’s Leza Bugden and compatriot Kiyomi Suzuki.“I couldn’t worry whether (my shoulder) hurt or not. I had to get out there and do what I enjoy doing,” the Osaka native said.Domu Narita, however, did not fare as well as his 13-year-old sister, finishing eighth in the men’s wakeboard event, won by Vinh-tung Rodolphe of France. Morgan Krause of South Africe won the silver medal and Fabrizio Bennelli of Italy grabbed the bronze.Also in water skiing, three-time world champion Martin Patrice of France came from behind to win the men’s overall title and Elena Milakova of Russia took the women’s crown.In life saving’s surf events, Yusa edged Spain’s Rosa Gonzalez for the gold medal in women’s beach flags and Japanese compatriot Kozue Fujiwara grabbed the bronze at Iwaki Island Park.“I’m so happy to win a gold medal in the first international meet to be held in Japan,” Yusa said.Japan also got a bronze medal in the men’s beach flags event from Hidenobu Tadano behind Spain’s Sergio Leon and Waleed Damon of South Africa. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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