Huskies roar at divisional track meet

first_imgMatawan track and field athletes feasted on the Shore Conference Divisional Championships. The Huskies won eight of the 11 events in the A Central boys competition that was held on Jan. 2 at the John Bennett Indoor Complex in Toms River. The Huskies displayed their incredible balance and depth by picking up wins in all the track and field disciplines. In the sprints, Brian Ramcheran won the 400 (53.6) and helped the Huskies capture the 4×400 relay (3:41.50). Kyle Robinson was a double-winner for Matawan. He took the 55-meter hurdles (7.60) and won the high jump (6-0). Back on the track, Sean Donohue also had a pair of wins in the distance races. He was first in the 1,600 (4:49.60) and the 3,200 (10:09.50). Pole-vaulter Jon Bartlett soared 13-0 to win his event, and Derek Garland won the shot put with a throw of 48-1. In two of the three events Matawan didn’t win, it got second-place finishes. Robinson was runner-up in the 55-meter dash (6.90), and Kyle Clonan (2:06.30) finished behind Red Bank Catholic’s Kevin Byrne in a fast 800 (1:58.70). The Huskie girls were not left out as Mackenzie Chambers won the 55-meter dash (7.26). St. John Vianney had two winners in A Central in sprinter Jessica Barnes, who got to the line first in the 200 in 27.40 and in the 800 where Chelsea Delaney beat the field in 2:29.80. Hanafy Hadeer and Angela Newman collected wins for the Raritan girls. Hadeer won the 55 hurdles (9.20) and Newman topped the shot putters, reaching 32-10. In A North, Christian Brothers Academy’s Mark Lee took the 1,600 in 4:35.0 and high jumper Jake Bartlett was first clearing 6-3. Middletown North’s Mark Untisz won the pole vault by negotiating 12-0. The Lions’ Justine Berger won the girls 800 (2:31.99). Over in B Central, Mater Dei’s Ciara Chaly won the girls high jump (5-0). Friday, indoor track and field action returns to the Bennett Complex for the Monmouth County Relays.last_img read more

Bears too tough for Hunters

first_imgToday the boys lost their fifth away game to the Burleigh Bears at Pizzey Park, who sit comfortably in first place with 14 pointsBears proved too tough for the defending champs, sealing the match with a 34-18 scoreline after Round 8.The Adex Wera and Rhadley Brawa captained side locked horns with their toughest competitors yet, despite scoring their first and second through Junior Rau and Wera.It was 12-10 at halftime.Returning for second half, the Hunters managed another try through Butler Morris to put them ahead of the Bears.However, the Bears managed to keep the Hunters at 18 points by catching up with them, and then piling on several more tries to put them 16 points ahead at the final whistle.Meantime, this was an important match for both clubs; on this ANZAC Weekend as Hunters now hand over the Kokoda Cup to the Bears.This is also the fifth Anzac weekend game between the two clubs, both having won two games each between 20-14 and 20-17.(Standings by SofaScore)last_img read more

Who Are the Motorcyclists?

first_imgIt has long been speculated that most motorcyclists in Liberia, especially in greater Monrovia, are foreigners.  We do not know whether or not this is true.  If it is, then we can understand why they would be so quick to take the law into their own hands, The violence with which the cyclists retaliated for the death of their fellow rider, even to the extent of openly challenging the Liberian National Police (LNP) and burning down a police depot, as happened last Thursday at the Paynesville Red Light, leaves many wondering if perhaps the authorities have lost control of this growing transportation sector.The question of the identity of motorcyclists is no attempt to exonerate (clear, excuse) the LNP officer who allegedly hit a rider on the head with a baton, causing his sudden death.  We think that particular incident, which sparked last Thursday’s riot, should be thoroughly investigated, to determine what led the officer to that fatal action.  If he acted unnecessarily, he should be prosecuted. The police should strive at all cost and at all times to refrain from taking lethal (deadly) action when faced with a potentially riotous situation.  It is part of their code of conduct.  Hopefully it is part of their training. The Bible warns us not to take a life we cannot replace.The National Police Academy, in its training of riot squads and all other officers, should require recurring practical and theoretical instruction on how to be firm and decisive without being deadly.  They, like the rest of us, have seen in the United States and elsewhere the results of rash and lethal police action.  It can lead to devastating consequences, particularly death of the victim and life imprisonment or worse for the perpetrator, not to mention weeks, often months of protests and other disturbances in communities, sometimes spreading nationwide. Teaching alternatives to lethal action should therefore be one of the key components of police AND military training. We repeat what President W.V.S. Tubman told a young reporter in the late 1960s as the two one day passed a group of well armed soldiers seated in a corner on the fourth floor of the Executive Mansion.   “Be careful with those ones,” the President told the reporter. “They are mean men.”The nature of the beast, one might say.  For as aforementioned, military and Para-military officers throughout the world, even some that hail from good families, can be lethal in their interactions with others.  This does not mean that all have to be that way.  It can depend on temperament, but, to some extent, also on upbringing and training.  This is why we urge the Police Academy—and by the same token—all military and Para-military training institutions, to expose their commissioned and non-commissioned officers to alternatives to lethal force.  It is possible, for example, for individual officers to be equipped with teargas that can be used when faced with a potentially dangerous or violent individual or crowd, as was the case last Thursday.We raise these issues of alternatives to lethal force to save lives and to prevent chaos and confusion in society and, ultimately, to preserve the peace.  As the Bible says, “the peace of God—for only He can bring true peace—passes all understanding.” But peace also supersedes everything in the lives of individuals, families, communities and nations; for without peace, nothing good can happen.We move now from emphasis on our police to the motorcyclists.  Who are they?  Is it true that most of them are non-Liberians?  One can then  understand why they, feeling absolutely no sense of loyalty to Liberia, would be so inclined  to rush in uncontrollable anger and take any action they pleased—arson, or even fatality.  We are told that in the melee last Thursday, the motorcyclists stripped a police woman buck naked.  But we have seen some Liberians in a rage behave in the identical way towards each other when they felt wronged, taken advantage of or confronted with deadly force. The most recent case was the West Point Ebola rampage.The time has come for the Liberian authorities to develop and maintain an efficient, comprehensive registration of all motorcyclists, commercial and private, operating in the country.  If they are found to be mostly non-Liberian, the authorities should find ways to address that.  Do they have residence and work permits?  Immigration and Labor should immediately look into this.It has also been alleged that certain foreign elements are massively recruiting and financing foreign motorcyclists in Liberia.  Is this true? If so, what is the motive?  This could well have serious security implications and must be investigated as a matter of urgency.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NFL looking for next generation of stars ages 9-12

first_img“We started looking at a lot of the videos that kids are putting online of themselves playing and we were just blown away at how amazing some of their moves were and how good they were at that age,” Ellis told The Associated Press. “I mean, some of these kids were doing these one-handed catches like Odell Beckham Jr. We were just all like clapping and yelling and celebrating like, how can these kids be this good at this age? It’s incredible.”Ellis said “the reason we wanted to get someone like Deion, who is a revered player by our generation, is that we knew he could help us get that level of awareness and get people really talking about this. And ultimately, our goal is to get this talked about on the school grounds, right? We want all the kids talking about it at school, together with their parents, among the community and really drive that level of passion and excitement to encourage kids to think about football in a different way and to actually participate.”Sanders said he’s honored to be involved in the new project that caps the league’s yearlong celebration of its centennial season.“I didn’t just become ‘Prime Time’ when I reached the NFL,” Sanders said. “It started on a youth football field in Fort Myers, Florida. That’s when I was doing the Billy ‘White Shoes’ Johnson, emulating some of the stars that were prevalent and current in the NFL. That’s where that started; I just took it to the next level, the next stage. And that’s what some of these youngsters are having an opportunity to do.”Parents and coaches, with parental permission, can submit their kids’ video showcasing their skills at tackle or flag football at No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sanders said he was especially thrilled the league is looking for both boys and girls: “My daughter, she played for my youth football team all the way up to 12 years old and she played tackle, not just flag, and she loved every minute of it.”A Hall of Fame defensive back who also starred in Major League Baseball, Sanders said some of today’s rising NFL stars such as Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson aren’t just great football players but “bona fide athletes. They played dual sports coming up. These guys did it all. And that’s the kind of love and excitement and passion that we want” to find in this national casting call.Ellis said the NFL is expecting “tens of thousands of videos” to be submitted and the league’s teams will help narrow down the finalists.“At the end of this commercial, we will say, ‘Here’s to the next 100,’” Ellis said. “So, we thought it was appropriate for us to use this unique opportunity as a passing of the torch.” FILE – In this March 25, 2019 file photo, Tim Ellis, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the NFL, speaks during the annual NFL football owners meetings, in Phoenix. The NFL launched a casting call Sunday, Nov. 17 asking parents and youth coaches of boys and girls ages 9-12 to submit videos of the kids’ best moves on the football field for a chance to attend Super Bowl 54 in Miami and to appear in a follow-up commercial to last year’s epic star-studded banquet spot that kicked off the league’s 100th season. “We kicked off the 100th season in a big way. Now we want to create an even bigger juggernaut commercial, even more ambitious than before, that serves as the passing of the torch to this next generation of superstars,” Ellis said. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)The NFL is looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century.The league launched a casting call Sunday asking parents and youth coaches of boys and girls ages 9-12 to submit videos of the kids’ best moves on the football field for a chance to attend Super Bowl 54 in Miami and to appear in a follow-up commercial to last year’s epic star-studded banquet spot that kicked off the league’s 100th season.ADVERTISEMENT Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee ‘People evacuated on their own’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust In that spot, some of the game’s greats from past and present fought over a golden football that toppled from atop a giant cake when Marshawn Lynch’s attempt to sneak a dollop of frosting went horribly — or was it wonderfully? — wrong.“We kicked off the 100th season in a big way. Now we want to create an even bigger juggernaut commercial, even more ambitious than before, that serves as the passing of the torch to this next generation of superstars,” NFL chief marketing officer Tim Ellis said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4In a spot launching “The Next 100 Super Bowl Contest,” Deion Sanders calls for parents and youth coaches to send in videos showcasing their kids’ best moves and highlighting their passion for America’s most popular sport.Thirty-two kids will be selected to attend the Super Bowl and appear in the new spot along with retired and current superstars. 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Use schools’ environs as a tourism tool

first_imgDear Editor,Because most of my time is spent addressing some pending matters which were shelved for some years now, I can’t say for sure what level of progress the Guyana Tourism Industry is making; but I will continue to say to all stakeholders I am aware that it’s no easy task to convince foreigners to head to this destination, and you just have to keep going and fighting harder to accomplish your task.I still do make time to contribute my little bits and pieces from an independent standpoint, but this is very challenging. I believe that, locally, we can improvise in many little ways, with the consultation of experts on preservation of artefacts being one such way. Perhaps we can now consider a different approach, and include schools environs as an option. Of course, the Ministry of Education would need to play a major role, in collaboration with all stakeholders.I thought perhaps artefacts that represent schools from decades ago, especially the ‘British Guiana’ era, could now be displayed in glass showcases, and in this way, we can assist in the preservation of our history. I do possess a historical literature piece of the ‘Bishop’s High School Journal dated September 1958’ which I am making available by way of photo image for education to everyone via your respective newspapers. It has some very interesting data, along with a few photo images and advertisements.Two notable names published in it are as follows: Christobel Deane (Secretary of the Methodist Society at U.C.W.I). Though I am wild-guessing with this name, I believe she was the wife of the late Senior Council Clarence Hughes, and has transitioned.Shirley Field-Ridley (President of the Political Club, and Female Student of the Year 1957-58 at U.C.W.I). This has been a very popular name over the years; quite a lot of persons would agree.Yours faithfully,T Pembertonlast_img read more


first_img The University of Toronto women’s hockey program is pleased to announce that Mississauga Junior Hurricanes defencemen Francesca Monte and Emma Potter have signed their letters of intent and committed to play for the Varsity Blues beginning in the 2020-21 season.A 5-foot-10 defenceman from Oakville, Ont., Francesca Monte will come to U of T after graduating from Abbey Park H.S., where she is volunteer coach of the varsity hockey team. She has earned the proficiency award for the highest overall average in her grade in 2017, 2018 and 2019.”I chose U of T because it is a world-renowned university and I love being in downtown Toronto,” said Monte. “I love playing hockey and I am very excited to have the opportunity to wear the Varsity Blues jersey.”Emma Potter, a 5-foot-1 defenceman from Angus, Ont., joins U of T from St. Peter’s C.S.S., where she has earned most valuable player honours on the hockey and flag football teams.”I chose U of T because of the strong athletic and academic programs,” said Potter. “Also because the location of the school is in Toronto. I am looking forward to playing university hockey and being a part of the team, meeting new people and being in a new environment.”Students who sign a letter of intent and/or commit to Varsity Blues intercollegiate teams will be eligible to play at the University of Toronto provided they are academically admissible and have applied through the normal process with the Ontario Universities Application Centre. Story Links For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Man United vs Fulham preview and team news: Martial out, Pogba benched

first_img BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE Fulham have improved under Ranieri Mourinho remains under pressure 3 no dice Man United: de Gea, Dalot, Jones, Smalling, Young, Matic, Ander Herrera, Rashford, Mata, Lingard, Lukaku.Subs: Pogba, Rojo, Fred, Romero, Shaw, Fellaini, McTominay.Fulham: Sergio Rico, Odoi, Ream, Mawson, Bryan, Seri, Zambo, Schurrle, Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon, Mitrovic.Subs: Bettinelli, Kebano, Johansen, Vietto, Christie, Cisse, Kamara. huge blow MONEY REVEALED United are already 18 points adrift of league-leaders Manchester City, with their title hopes all-but finished before they even began.Jose Mourinho’s agent yesterday confirmed he is ‘fully committed’ to United, however the Portuguese boss knows this game is simply a must-win.Fulham have shown signs of improvement under new manager Claudio Ranieri, but they are still yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season.What the managers are sayingJose Mourinho (Man United): “The position, the points sometimes don’t say much about the real potential of the team, of one of the two most important managers in the history of the Premier League, so they have the potential to come here and to give us a very difficult match.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 3 Manchester United will look to end their winless run in the Premier League when struggling Fulham visit Old Trafford on Saturday.The Red Devils, without a victory in their last four league games, continue to underwhelm this season, while the Cottagers sit rock bottom of the league. RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Claudio Ranieri (Fulham): “Jose is a fantastic man, he was the first to send me a message to say, ‘Welcome back’. He’s a very friendly friend.“United are one of the best teams in the Premier League, and in the Champions League they’ve done a very good job.”Team newsManchester United are without star man Anthony Martial and defender Eric Bailly through injury, while Paul Pogba starts on the bench.Fulham forward Aboubakar Kamara drops to the bench despite his goal against Leicester in midweek. REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Pogba has been named on the bench once again Latest Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

‘Better with Fellaini, Lukaku, Sanchez – United have gone backwards under Solskjaer’

first_img 1 Gary Neville believes Manchester United have gone ‘backwards’ under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – but has blamed the club’s board for their decline.The Red Devils suffered their third Premier League defeat of the season as they lost 1-0 at struggling Newcastle on Sunday. Getty Images – Getty Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won just five of his 19 games in permanent charge of Manchester United center_img Matty Longstaff’s goal heaped more pressure on United boss Solskjaer, who spent almost £150million on summer arrivals Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.But Old Trafford legend Neville insists the United board ‘need to hold their nerve’ and back Solskjaer.He told Sky Sports: “The quality’s not right and they have taken a step backwards. They’d be better off with [Marouane] Fellaini up front with [Romelu] Lukaku, [Alexis] Sanchez up front, there’s no doubt.“They now need to fix a style and fix a way of recruiting. It is going to be painful and the board are going to need to hold their nerve.“They [the board] have cocked it up over many years. They’re responsible for this. They’ve gone for completely different styles of managers. 🗣 “If they recruit well in the next three or four transfer windows, they’ve got the bones of something. If they recruit badly, they’ll end up suffering.”@GNev2 offers a glimpse into the future for @ManUtd following their defeat to Newcastle.More:— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 6, 2019“They’ve now gone with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and a completely different style. If you change direction as a board every two years and you invest £250million along the way with each manager, you’re going to have big problems.”United are 12th and two points above the relegation zone after winning just two of their opening eight Premier League games.The club have spent big money on the likes of Angel Di Maria, Sanchez and Lukaku, while sacking managers David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho in the past six years.And Neville reckons his old club are paying for ‘poor decisions’ that have been made at board level.He added: “Manchester United are now getting the pain they deserve for poor decisions at board level.“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to make sure the clean-up job he’s doing, which needs to be done at this football club for the mess that’s come before him, he needs to make sure that he’s somebody that actually gets the opportunity to spend that £250million, £300million that the others have had to spend.”last_img read more

Washington County Inmate Roster – 5-1-19

first_imgApril 29Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentGregory Dale Albertson, 48, Paoli Invasion of PrivacyCity of Salem PoliceLuke Matthew Philips, 24, Borden Here for CourtJoshua E Canon, 26, Memphis Violation of Pre-Trial DiversionJody Frances Elliott, 55, Salem Operating A Motor Vehicle While License Suspended or Revoked Charles L Dexter, 40, Louisville Possession of Marijuana, Hashish, Hash Oil or SalviaApril 30Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentKevin L Alvey, 40, Palmyra Maintaining a Common NuisancePossession of MethPossession of Paraphernalia with Prior Unrelated JudgementDealing in Marijuana, Hashish, Hash Oil or SalviaCultivating MarijuanaShelby L Ratts, 21, Salem Contempt of Court – Serve Time City of Salem Police Gary Dewayne Spicer, 56, Salem Violation of Home Detention Program Robert William Volpert, 23, Jeffersonville Violation of Probation Indiana State PoliceTravis J. McDonald, 30, Scottsburg Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicatedlast_img read more

Johnson Controls Offers Dual Iris Capture with Iris ID Iris Access iCAM 7S and…

first_imgJohnson Controls has recently introduced the Iris ID® IrisAccess® iCAM 7S Series multifactor biometric readers, reportedly offering improved performance and easy integration with Software House’s C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform. The IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series readers are part of the new fifth-generation IrisAccess platform, whose global, multi-market deployments reportedly number in the millions.When used with C•CURE 9000, the readers become part of a security management system that can monitor events, manage personnel, create reports and operate as a unified security management system when integrated with video, intrusion, fire, real-time location and other security devices and platforms. C•CURE 9000 uses a 64-bit operating system and multiple CPU cores to make it faster and more secure secure. The platform can also be deployed across multiple sites and managed from a single user interface.“Iris ID has been a leader in iris recognition technology for the last 15 years, and its reputation is built on high quality focus, high performance results, and device security,” said Jason Ouellette, global product general manager, access control, building technologies and solutions, Johnson Controls. “The integration of the Iris ID IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series readers with the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform brings together two powerful and highly flexible technologies that can be used with multiple brands and platforms in new deployments or with an already existing infrastructure.”- Sponsor – The IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series with C•CURE 9000 feature fast, fully automatic dual iris capture and a non-contact, hygienic reader offering high accuracy, excellent throughput and flexibility in integration. An intuitive user interface employs audio and visual cues to facilitate fast user enrollment from the edge. Built-in high- and low-frequency card readers and an optional touch screen LCD keypad provide single, double and triple authentication options. Security features built into the iCAM hardware and Entry Access Control (EAC) software help prevent tampering. High resolution, high standards-based image quality makes the readers ideal for use in high security deployments.In addition, each reader has the database capability of 100,000 credentials with biometric data and a transaction log capacity of up to one million transactions per reader, making the iCAM 7S Series readers suitable for high traffic areas. IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series readers are compatible with the IrisAccess 4000 and 7000 Iris Recognition platforms, in addition to the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform integration.For more information, visit Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more