Governor Wolf Honors Reading Terminal Market’s 125th Anniversary

first_imgGovernor Wolf Honors Reading Terminal Market’s 125th Anniversary Press Release Philadelphia, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf today joined Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Congressman Dwight Evans, and community officials and leaders to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Reading Terminal Market.“Reading Terminal Market is so much more than just a farmer’s market. It is a true example of the best of Philadelphia,” said Governor Wolf. “It’s a location for tourists to come to see what Philadelphia has to offer, a provider of quality, local foods to our citizens, a place for people to congregate, and the opportunity to engage with their food providers. Reading Terminal Market is a bastion of the Philadelphia community and I am proud to honor this major milestone.”Today’s event, 1893 Day, serves as the kick-off of a year-long celebration that will include a series of special events and programming showcasing the Market, and will offer visitors the chance to experience Reading Terminal Market as it was when it first opened, including special 1893 prices. Following the formal remarks, the governor took part in a ribbon cutting as a symbolic “grand opening” of the Market.“The Market has withstood more than a century of transition in Center City, and today remains a vital piece of Philadelphia’s civic fabric and the most visited site in the region,” said Anuj Gupta, General Manager of Reading Terminal Market. “It is an important source of fresh food for Philadelphians and an authentic showcase of our city for national and international visitors. We encourage our customers, community members, and everyone who loves Reading Terminal Market to join us in 2018 as we begin a year of special programming that will memorialize our past, celebrate our present, and chart our future for the next 125 years.”One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building, the Reading Terminal Market offers an incredible selection of farm fresh produce, meats, and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, confections, flowers, kitchenware, cookbooks, jewelry, and crafts. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img February 22, 2018last_img read more

Uganda’s women cricketers beat Kenya in thriller

first_imgUganda’s Saidati Kemigisha bats in an earlier game. Uganda play the final in Windhoek today. PHOTOS ICC-CRICKET.COMToday: Uganda ?? vs Zimbabwe ?? ICC Women’s World #WT20 Africa Cricket QualifiersWindhoek, Namibia | THE NAMIBIAN |  Uganda beat Kenya by five wickets with one ball to spare in a thrilling semifinal match at the ICC Women’s World T20 Africa Qualifiers in Windhoek on Friday.Kenya posted 89/5 off their 20 overs and in a dramatic finish, Immaculate Nakisuuyi hit a four off the second last ball to clinch a dramatic win for Uganda, The Nambian reports.Uganda faces Zimbabwe in Saturday’s final from midday where the winning team earns a place into the Women’s World T20 global qualifier.The Women’s World T20 tournament takes place in the West Indies in November next year where the West Indies will defend the title that they won for the first time in India last year after beating Australia by eight wickets in the final.Sent in to bat, Kenya got off to a solid start as el and Queentor Abel and Veronica Abuga put on 33 for the first wicket.Margaret Ngoche (8) and Silvia Kinyua (1) followed shortly after to leave Kenya at 47/3 after 12 overs, but Sarah Wetoto joined Abel to put on 40 runs for the fourth wicket.Wetoto was eventually out for 25 off 21 balls (3×4), while Abel was 36 not out off 56 balls (3×4) as Kenya reached 89/5 off their 20 overs. Uganda celebrates victory in Namibia on Friday. PHOTO THE NAMIBIANGertrude Candiru (2/18) was Uganda’s best bowler.Uganda lost wickets regularly in their run chase as Kenya held the upper hand in the early stages, with Saidati Kemigisha (0), Naome Bagenda (5), Candiru (7) and Mary Nalule (4) all went cheaply.Opener Rita Musamali however grew in stature as the innings progressed, and when Frankline Najjumba was dismissed for 12 with the total at 56/5 with five overs to go, Kenya still held the upper hand.Immaculate Nakisuuyi however joined Musamali to keep Uganda in the hunt and in a dramatic last over she hit the winning four as they reached 90/5 with a ball to spare.Musamali remained not out on 28 off 43 balls, while player of the match Nakisuuyi scored 25 not out off 15 balls.Earlier on Friday, hosts Namibia beat Tanzania by six wickets to win the fourth place play-off.last_img read more

Hampshire respond to good luck message from Rose

first_img23 Sep 2016 Hampshire respond to good luck message from Rose Hampshire – buoyed up by a video good luck message from Justin Rose – took an early advantage over Cornwall on the opening day of the Men’s County Championship.In the video Rose told the team: “Go out and give it 100%, I am sure you will wear the badge well.”He remembered playing in Hampshire’s winning team at the 1996 County Finals – their only victory so far – and said: “I have fond memories of my time playing for the county and winning that time for Hampshire was a big deal.”The players responded by beating Cornwall 2-1 win in the morning foursomes at Sandwell Park Golf Club, Staffordshire. Tom Robson and Mark Burgess got up quickly in their game and finished 4/3, while George Saunders and Billy McKenzie came through a tight game to win 2/1.The championship is being contested by the representatives of the four England Golf men’s regions. In the day’s other match Yorkshire beat Warwickshire in all three fouromes.Will Whiteoak and Ben Hutchinson were first in, working their way steadily to their 5/3 win. English champion Dan Brown chipped in on 17 to win 2/1 and stop a fightback by Warwickshire. Brown and partner Steve Robins (image © Leaderboard Photography) were four up after nine holes, but Matt Cryer and Ian Winstanley had grabbed the momentum over the inward half and after a birdie on 16 were only one behind.In the final game Bailey Gill and Kealan Lowe came back from a shaky start to win 3/1.Click here for full scoreslast_img read more