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Minimus vs. Maximus

first_imgMinimus vs. Maximus It seems as if a line in the sand of the running world has been drawn: minimalists who want a barefoot feel from their running shoes, and traditionalists who still crave more cushion for the pushin’. We take a look at two new minimal running shoes and two new hyper-cushioned shoes.Minimal1. New Balance – Minimus Trail It’s more of a transitional barefoot shoe than the Vibram Five Fingers. The Minimus looks like a trail racer and has a 4mm drop from the heel to toe, as opposed to the coveted “zero drop” of most other barefoot shoes. But the Minimus Trail has no insert and a minimal midsole and outsole for a supremely flexible package. 7 ounces. $100; newbalance.com 2. Inov-8 – Bare-Grip 200 Long before Born to Run became a bestseller, Inov-8 was focused on simple, lightweight trail shoes. Their latest innovation, the Bare Grip 200, highlights the qualities that Inov-8 has always done best: low-profile simplicity and super-grippy traction. The Bare Grips have zero drop from heel to toe, and the knobby cleats grip the ground better than any trail shoe on the market. 7 ounces. $110; Inov-8.comCushioned3. Montrail – Fairhaven This hyper-cushioned shoe has Montrail’s new FluidPost midsole that adjusts to the amount of pronation “on demand.” When you’re running on flat surfaces like roads, your foot strikes the softer center of the midsole. As you move to uneven trails, your foot occasionally strikes the edges of the midsole, where the foam is denser and offers more support. 11 ounces. $110; montrail.com 1 2last_img read more

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Black World 21st Century (IBW) Group Dedicates Year to Legacy of…

first_imgNEW YORK, United States (CMC) –The New York-based Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), says it will be dedicating this year to the life and legacy of Jamaican-born Pan-Africanist and liberation leader Marcus Mosiah Garvey.IBW president Dr Ron Daniels said Garvey, Jamaica’s first national hero, founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), “which rapidly developed into the largest mass-based organisation of people of African descent in the history of the US and globally.“The UNIA-ACL was completed financed by black people,” Dr Daniel said, noting that in 1920 Garvey took “the extraordinary step of convening an International Convention of the Negro People of the World, which attracted more than 2,000 delegates from Africa, the Caribbean, Great Britain, France and the US.“The convention began with a rally at Madison Square Garden, which drew some 25,000 attendees,” he said.“In commemoration of the anniversary of this amazing feat and the vision and accomplishments of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, IBW is declaring 2020 ‘The Year of Marcus Garvey’ and urging black organisations in the US and the Pan African World to join us in mounting a year-long educational campaign to teach our people about this remarkable leader and to rekindle a spirit of self-support for Black organisations and institutions in his memory,” Daniels said.“We intend to utilise the educational campaign as an organising tool leading straight into SOBWC V (State of the Black World Conference V),” he said, adding that SOBWC V is tentatively scheduled for Newark, New Jersey from December 2-6.last_img read more

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Argonia-Attica vs. Caldwell could be a game of offensive fireworks

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Caldwell and Argonia-Attica made strong statements in their respective season openers last week, and they meet in week two in Argonia in what could be a game filled with offensive fireworks – provided Mother Nature will let them.The thing is, this might not be the last time these two teams will play. Both could well be playoff contenders and could meet again in the post season.Tonight is a pre-district game though, and will have little bearing on any standings that matter, so both teams can enjoy the moment without much pressure.Last week, Caldwell blew out Udall 52-6, and Argonia Attica beat Central Burden 52-12. In  both instances the games ended early because of the score.Argonia-Attica was perhaps a little more of a surprise as most of the starers were new and they were playing a preseason ranked team. It looked more like a reloading than a rebuilding campaign.Freshman quarterback Trevor Pierce passed for 107 yards and rushed for 102 more and accounted for four touchdowns. Seth Hemberger rushed for 101 yards.Caldwell is a senior-laden team with a lot of experience, and their blowout was more expected. Running back Dakota Volavda averaged 23 yards per carry last Friday, running for 142 yards on six carries and scoring twice. Senior quarterback Colten Ward completed all four of his passes for 51 yards and one touchdown.  He also ran for 74 yards on four carries.Caldwell had 281 yards of offense, but their yards per play, 14.8 was impressive.Argonia-Attica coach Luke Greenwood said the game has become a rivalry and they are excited about the game.“Caldwell has a very talented team this year with most everyone back from their playoff team last year,” Greenwood said. “Our teams are very similar and we both have high expectations for this season.”He said his team would try to slow down the Caldwell offense. He said getting pressure on the quarterback often would be a good way to slow them down.Greenwood said his team worked on eliminating mistakes like missed blocking assignments, and adjusting to defenses.Greenwood said the game would be a good test and “should help us gauge what kind of team we have this year.”Caldwell coach Sean Blosser had similar sentiments, saying the game should give them a clear picture of where they are as a team.“When you play a team that has had a couple seasons like A-and-A has, you should be excited,” Blosser said. “You practice and prepare to have the opportunity to play good teams. We have that this week.”Blosser also said the team worked on techniques and getting better at making reads this week.———In other Sumner County games:West Elk (1-0) at Oxford (1-0): West Elk blew away Flinthills 54-0 while Oxford beat South Haven significantly 54-6. This will be Oxford’s first home game. The Patriots were favored to win the South-Central Border League.South Haven (0-1) at Flinthills (0-1): This will be a huge opportunity for South Haven to pick up a big win. Both teams were 45ed in game one.W. Independent (0-1) at Conway Springs (1-0): The Cardinals home opener. This should be an easy win for Conway Springs. W. Independent lost to Chaparral 31-7 in week one. Conway Springs was victorious over Belle Plaine 48-8.Belle Plaine (0-1) at Cheney (0-1): Cheney is just coming off a 36-21 loss to Wichita Trinity. This will be another tough matchup for the Dragons, currently on a 29-game losing streak.last_img read more