Lisa Rumer, a local triathlete, Ocean City High School graduate and program supervisor at the Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center was featured in an “Up Close and Personal” segment that aired on ESPN Monday night.Rumer is the coach of the USA triathlon team for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, and one of her athletes, Noah Dellas of Cape May Court House, won a gold medal in the first-time event.The video segment features Rumer, Dellas, Courtney Dreyfus, 18, of Scotch Plains, Union County; Ben Heitmeyer, 25, of Iselin, Middlesex County; and Amy Noctor, 27, of Washington Township, Warren County. The team often trained in Ocean City, where parts of the video were filmed.Watch the video above.Read more:Local Triathlete Wins Gold at Special Olympics World GamesLisa Rumer to Bring Local Triathletes to World Stage.
With fall weather just beginning, you may not be worried about cold weather problems yet. The child in all of us gets excited at the thought of snow, but we quickly lose that excitement when our water pipes freeze.One of the big mistakes I made several years ago was to allow an outdoor faucet to freeze. This faucet was supposedly “freeze proof.” Most freeze proof faucets work because the shut off valve is recessed in the shaft that runs through the wall of your home. This way when you shut off the faucet there is no water in the portion of the pipe that is exposed to the weather. Disconnect outdoor water hosesMy pipe froze because I left a water hose connected to the faucet, which held water in that vulnerable area. Fortunately, we were home when the frozen faucet thawed and began to spew water.Faucets that are not freeze proof need to be covered or insulated to protect them from sub-freezing temperatures. Be sure that freeze proof faucets are drained dry once the valve is shut off. Any trapped water in an exposed faucet spells trouble, even if the faucet is labeled as freeze proof.If your water is supplied by a well, take precautions to keep the pump and tank from freezing. The tank and pump should be covered. In cases of prolonged cold weather, place a light bulb in the pump house. Assuming that all the holes and cracks in the pump house are sealed, the warmth from the light will usually prevent freezing.Seal holes and cracks in older homesHomes that were constructed fairly recently are usually insulated enough to prevent water pipes from freezing. In older homes, seal holes and cracks in the foundation with caulk or insulation. Consider letting a faucet or two drip if the pipes will be exposed to below freezing temperatures for more than a few hours.Don’t forget livestock and pet water sources. If they drink out of a container, it will also freeze when temperatures are below freezing for just a few hours. Electric and solar water-heating devices are available to prevent your pet’s water from freezing. Most people don’t see the need for these tools until Rover’s water bowl turns into an ice tray. If you find yourself in that situation, provide fresh water to your animals a couple of times per day.
Now that’s how you create a splash in your UFC debut and set the table for a pay-per-view.Making his promotional debut as a +650 underdog, Khama Worthy scored a shocking first-round knockout of Devonte Smith in the last prelim bout before the launch of the UFC 241 pay-per-view at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday night. Worthy dropped Smith with a short right uppercut and pounded him out with some hammerfists to land the first finish of the night and the biggest upset of the year according to ESPN Stats & Info . WORTHY PULLS OFF THE HUGE UPSET! @TheDeathStar_1 KOs Smith in the first round! Wow! #UFC241 pic.twitter.com/0VHe5HD5h8— UFC (@ufc) August 18, 2019 What’s as amazing as the knockout itself is the fact that the 32-year-old Worthy took the fight against his friend Smith on just four days notice and he discussed that with reporters earlier in the week. “I had to get all my schedule figured out like, who’s going to take the kids to day care?”Hear Khama Worthy ( @TheDeathStar_1 ) talk about dropping everything for his short-notice UFC debut and what it will be like fighting a friend in Devonte Smith 🔊⬆️ #UFC241 pic.twitter.com/tiomjXXhxc— UFC News (@UFCNews) August 15, 2019 Just like that, Worthy has made an instant name for himself.
TOTTENHAM transfer target Alexander Nubel will leave Schalke at the end of the season – but he won’t be heading to North London.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho had reportedly targetted the 23-year-old as the long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris.1 Alexander Nubel has reportedly agreed to join Bayern Munich next summerCredit: Rex FeaturesBut according to Bild, the keeper will join Bayern Munich next summer and sign a five-year contract.He will immediately challenge German veteran Manuel Neuer for the No1 spot.And unsurprisingly, Schalke bosses aren’t too happy that their star man and captain has decided not to extend his deal with them.In a statement on the club website, sporting director Jochen Schneider wrote: “After all the discussions we had with Alexander Nubel and his advisor in the past few months, we are not very surprised at his decision and of course we respect it.”However, we do not have to understand his decision.”Schalke, who sit fifth in the table, offered Nubel a new contract in the summer, but their efforts are set to prove futile.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerEuropean football expert Kevin Hatchard told previously told talkSPORT that Mourinho was interested in bringing him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.He said: “One little whisper that came my way on Spurs in the last few days is that they are keeping an eye on Alexander Nubel.”He is the captain of Schalke and a goalkeeper in his early 20s. He is a very good goalkeeper with a [Manuel] Neuer vibe about him”.Confirmed: Alexander #Nübel will leave FC Schalke 04 at the end of the season.#s04 pic.twitter.com/eX9K0HpFSa— FC Schalke 04 (🏠) (@s04_en) December 22, 2019