Newport Marathon Prepares for 2017 Race on June 7

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Newport Marathon

A graduate of Portland State University’s MBA program, Graeme Queen is an avid runner. Graeme Queen has competed in numerous races, including the Newport Marathon. He ran the race and finished with a time of 3:19:13 in 2014 and a time of 3:22:01 in 2015.

With its first race in 1999, the Newport Marathon has grown in number of participants over the years. It started with 318 registered participants, and it now caps the number at 1,000. Beginning at Yaquina Bay State Park, the Newport Marathon winds its way along the shores of Yaquina Bay. The race starts approximately 60 feet above sea level and includes a short steep hill at mile 4. Certified by USA Track & Field, the course is a Boston Marathon and Olympic Marathon trials qualifier.

The 2016 race, which took place on June 4, saw 502 runners completing the race, with 256 women crossing the finish line. Daniel Kinsella finished with a time of 2:27:42 while on the women’s side, Katie Wolfe ended with a time of 2:58:20. The 2017 race is scheduled for June 7, 2017.

Oregon Public Broadcasting Announces New Children’s Programming Option

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Oregon Public Broadcasting

Since 2011, Graeme Queen has served as senior director of the IT solution delivery department for a large Insurance provider located in Portland, Oregon. In his spare time, Graeme Queen enjoys reading books and watching television, and supports Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB).

Founded in 1922 with a college-based AM radio station, OPB delivers news and entertainment to the Northwest from its headquarters in Portland. OPB strives to connect more than 1.5 million people weekly through its radio, television, Internet portals, and through mobile devices.

In January 2017, OPB announced changes to its television channel lineup to give people access to more viewing choices. Viewers in Oregon and southern Washington now can see a channel exclusively showing children’s programming, called the PBS Kids Channel. This features 24-hour programming seven days a week, and is available free for direct-reception antenna users and through most cable providers. OPB added that viewers can access the programs through the website, and via the free PBS KIDS video app.

Making Chicken Tikka Masala at Home

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Based in Oregon, Graeme Queen has a background in information technology and currently serves as senior director of IT solution delivery at a Portland company, where he has been since 2011. In his free time, Graeme Queen enjoys cooking and has recently begun making chicken tikka masala.

One of the most popular Indian dishes, chicken tikka masala can be recreated at home.

The recipe begins by marinating the chicken for at least 30 minutes and up to 48 hours. The marinade typically includes lemon juice and a dairy product like yogurt as tenderizers, as well as ginger and garlic. Additional spices vary, but can include turmeric and paprika for color and cumin and garam masala for flavor. The chicken is pre-cooked separately from the sauce and can be broiled or grilled until almost done, but not fully cooked through. There should be some charred spots on the chicken for flavor.

Perhaps the most important part of the recipe is the sauce, which is made with tomatoes, chilies, onion, ginger, garlic, and other spices, commonly paprika, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. The sauce should be sweet, savory, and rich but not particularly creamy. While the spices vary according to the chef’s preferences, the sauce should be flavorful but not spicy. It is also important to balance the sauce with both sweet and sour, adding lemon juice if necessary. The meal comes together by simmering the pre-cooked chicken, cut into bite-size pieces, in the sauce until it is cooked through.

Graham Farmelo Explores Paul Dirac’s Life

The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo


Experienced in software engineering, Graeme Queen works as a senior director of IT solution delivery in Portland, Oregon. Also an avid reader, Graeme Queen enjoys reading books about science and technology, including The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo.

Released in 2009, The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius is a biography of physicist P.A.M. Dirac. The book went on to great success, gaining the Costa Biography Award and the Los Angeles Book Prize for Science and Technology. The work also gave the author, Graham Farmelo, numerous opportunities to speak at literary events and campuses.

The biography centers on the private life of Paul Dirac, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who lived from 1902 to 1984. Paul Dirac’s many achievements are greatly explored throughout the book, including his greatest achievement as a co-discoverer of quantum theory. However, Farmelo’s book doesn’t stop there. It goes on to detail Paul Dirac’s Nobel Prize-winning prediction of antimatter and his other observations on magnetic monopoles, as well as the intricacies of Dirac’s personal life as an introvert.