[selfie]NEJC Shout Outs! Click here to post YOUR message, and share it with thousands of northeast Johnson County residents for just $5. Say happy birthday, promote a garage sale, wish a local sports team good luck — whatever![/selfie]Brownback signs law that will supersede Prairie Village’s open carry ban. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday signed into law a bill that will prevent municipalities from regulating the way in which guns are carried within their limits. The bill will effectively render Prairie Village’s ban on openly carried weapons moot. It takes effect July 1. [Revision to Kansas gun law — KMBZ]SM East, Spencer take Free State Invitational golf tourney. SM East had another strong showing on the golf course Wednesday, with the Lancers taking both the team and individual titles at the Free State Invitational at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence. Andy Spencer shot a 69, besting the second place finisher by four strokes. His Lancer teammates Corey Knabe and Worth Blackman finished among the top ten, both shooting rounds of 69. SM East took the tourney title with a team score of 301.NEJC homes on remodeling tour. The 17th annual Remodeled Homes Tour will take place this weekend with 22 remodeled homes open for visitors. The homes will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at any home on the tour. Four Prairie Village homes are on the tour, three in Fairway and three in Leawood. Alzheimer’s Association helping pair med students with patients. A report from Fox 4 details a program the Prairie Village-based Alzheimer’s Association coordinate to help physicians in training learn about working with people suffering from the disease. [Med students gain insight into Alzheimer’s by pairing with patients — Fox 4]Mission Road Antique Mall hosts annual “Tax Free Open House” Saturday. Thrifty antiquers may want to make note that this Saturday is the Mission Road Antique Mall’s annual “Tax Free Open House.” During the event, the mall will pick up the 9.375 percent sales tax on all purchases.SM North, SM East students win in business plan competition. Two northeast Johnson County students were among the winning entrants in the First National Bank Business Plan Competition for Shawnee Mission High School Students. SM East’s Noah Marsh, the wooden bow-tie impresario we told you about last month, took second in the competition. SM North’s Corben Tannahill took third.Lancers look to keep momentum rolling on the pitch. SM East’s girls soccer team notched a decisive 7-0 victory over rival SM South Tuesday, bring them to 6-3-1 on the year. They face SM West tonight. This year’s Senior Night game will be against SM West on May 1.Latest rankings have Lancers baseball team at third in Kansas. SM East’s baseball team continues to excel, beating Lawrence Monday to move to 8-2 on the season and to the top of the Sunflower League standings. The Lancers were third in the state behind Blue Valley West and Olathe East in the latest ranking from Prep Baseball Report of Kansas. SM East faces the Creighton Prep Bluejays out of Omaha this afternoon in Lawrence.Amnesty in Roeland Park. In April and May, Roeland Park residents get some time to clean up a few common violations with no penalty. Trash container storage, brush piles and tree limbs are some of the common violations. The city is giving homeowners a 60-day period to correct any violations. After May 31, property owners and residents will need to be in compliance and second notices may be issued. Compliance is required within 10 days after a courtesy notice is received.
FriendsFest is coming back to the UK with a Christmas twist it has been announced by Comedy Central UK today.The annual sell-out summer event will be moving to Truman Brewery in Brick Lane from 28th November to 21st December, in partnership with The Luna Cinema. Renamed FriendsFestive, the event will celebrate all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.FriendsFestive promo 00:00/00:45 LIVE00:00undefinedNext VideoCan Matt make it down the mountain without touching the brakes? – Top Gear 2017 – BBC Two01:41×Next VideoCan Matt make it down the mountain without touching the brakes? – Top Gear 2017 – BBC TwoCancelAutoplay is paused Fans of the show will be able to recreate the titles in the snow with a digital snow globe photo op, and visit The Holiday Armadillo’s Grotto. Other new experiences include ringing Phoebe’s bell outside the mall and re-enacting the iconic Thanksgiving floating heads scene.Fans can also channel their inner Monica and Ross as they grab a picture at the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Disco, and no festive event would be complete without a Friends-themed seasonal singalong.FriendsFestive will also give visitors the chance to check out Monica’s apartment, Joey and Chandlers’ and Central Perk, all dressed for the holiday season.The event will host themed food stalls, Christmas cocktails and a store with exclusive FriendsFest merchandise. Guests will also be able to kick back and relax while watching some of the best seasonal moments and behind-the-scenes clips from the greatest TV show of all time.Sign up now to register for exclusive pre-sale tickets to Comedy Central UK’s FriendsFestive at www.FriendsFestive.co.uk.Fans have until midnight on 16th July to sign up for pre-sale tickets which will be available to them from 10am on 17th July.General on-sale will commence on 18th July. Tickets cost £34.50 including booking fee and a festive drink. read more
Roger Federer wipes his brow during his final match against Alexander Zverev at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Aug. 13. AP [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Federer out of Cincinnati; Nadal to be No. 1′ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Wednesday, August 16, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Roger Federer wipes his brow during his final match against Alexander Zverev at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Aug. 13. APMASON, Ohio – Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times.The move was announced on the first full day of matches. This US Open warm-up has now lost five of the top six players in the men’s rankings.Federer, a 19-time major champion, said in a statement he “tweaked” his back last week at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where he lost Sunday’s final to Alexander Zverev.Federer’s withdrawal means No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who lost in the third round at Montreal, will return to No. 1 when new ATP rankings are released Aug. 21. The Spaniard will be No. 1 for the first time since July 6, 2014.The Swiss star, ranked No. 3, is sidelined along with No. 1 Andy Murray, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka, No. 5 Novak Djokovic, and No. 6 Marin Cilic, the defending champion. Only Nadal, the top-seeded player, remains in the draw.Tournament officials tweeted that 21st-ranked Gael Monfils also is out because of an undisclosed illness. All the missing players except Cilic are 30 or older.“It’s just coincidence,” said Nadal, 31. “We’re not 20 years old anymore. We’re not playing all the weeks. It’s part of our sport. I’ve been in their position lots of times. I’ve missed more events than the other players. It’s part of the game. I wish them all a speedy recovery. We need them in the game. I hope they get back soon.”Nadal has spent 141 weeks at No. 1 since first ascending there after reaching the Western & Southern semifinals in 2008.“It’s been tough to get back to No. 1,” he said. “I’m happy to have the chance to be in that position.”American Sam Querrey became the first seeded player to advance. The 15th seed cruised into the second round with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over wild card Stefan Kozlov.Mischa Zverev also advanced with a straight-set win, 6-4, 6-4 over Fernando Verdasco. Zverev lost just nine points on serve.In women’s first-round action, 15th-seeded Madison Keys held off unseeded CoCo Vandeweghe for a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win. Vandeweghe fought off three match points in the final game before hitting a forehand into the net for an unforced error on Keys’ fourth match point.Earlier, 2016 Olympic singles gold medalist Monica Puig lost to fellow qualifier Taylor Townsend, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.In what promised to be the day’s most balanced match, women’s No. 32 Carla Suarez Navarro got past 31st-ranked Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 6-3, 7-5. (AP)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] read more
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Former WBA lightweight champion Yusuke Kobori will hang up his gloves and retire from boxing, his Kadoebi Hoseki gym said Friday.According to sources from the Kadoebi Hoseki gym, Kobori is not fit to box any more because the 27-year-old is suffering from neck and shoulder pain. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5