Sport Shorts

first_imgSport Shorts On Aug. 23, the Monmouth County Park System has planned a Coach-Smart Soccer Clinic at Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck. Area adults are invited to learn how to become better coaches. Topics covered include age-appropriate drills and games through instruction, demonstration and participation. Discover ways for players to have fun while improving their positioning, dribbling, passing and shooting skills. The cost of the program is $20 per person, and preregistration is required. For more information, or to register, call the park system at (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TDD machine number is (732) 219-9484. The Hazlet Youth Athletic League will hold wrestling registrations for its recreation program for children in grades 1-8. Registration will take place at Raritan High School on Sept. 10 (7-9 p.m.), Sept. 13 (10 a.m. to noon) and Sept. 25 (7-10 p.m.). Proof of age and residency (driver’s license not accepted) is required for all new registrants in the program. Registration fees are $75 for one child, $125 for two children, and $150 for three or more children. A $100 refundable work/equipment deposit is required. Call (732) 264-3060, ext. 5, for more information. The Hazlet Youth Athletic League will hold registration for its in-town basketball program for boys ages 7-17 and girls ages 7-15, as well as traveling teams (Mid-Monmouth 11-and-under and 13-and-under, and Monmouth Youth, boys 8, 9, 10 and 12 and girls 9-and-under). Birthday cutoff for the recreation program is Aug. 31. Birthday cutoff for Mid-Monmouth and Monmouth Youth is Aug. 1. Registration will take place at Raritan High School on Sept. 10 (7-9 p.m.), Sept. 13 (10 a.m. to noon) and Sept. 25 (7-9 p.m.). Proof of age and residency (driver’s license not accepted) is required for all new registrants in the program. Registration fees are $60 for one child, $85 for two children, and $110 for three or more children. A $50 refundable work/equipment deposit is required. Call (732) 264-3060, ext. 5, for more information. The Hazlet Hawks, an U13 boys’ travel soccer team, is looking for two dedicated players for the upcoming fall season. The team plays in the Premier flight of the Mid-New Jersey League, and receives professional training from an A licensed coach. Boys born between Aug. 1, 1990, and July 31, 1991, are eligible; residency is not required. For more information, call (732) 495-4790. Interested in playing indoor competitive volleyball (September to May)? The Matawan-Aberdeen Recreation Volleyball League coordinates two co-ed community leagues which play at the Matawan Avenue Middle School in Cliffwood on Tuesdays (6-10 p.m.). Tryouts will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at the school gym on Sept. 9 for the B1 (intermediate/advanced) league, and on Sept. 16 for the B2 (novice/intermediate) league. Space is limited. For details about the leagues and tryouts and to register, visit the Web site or contact Michael Mills at The St. Catherine AA is holding its first annual recreation basketball league. This league will be a team league for boys from grades 5-8. There will be two divisions (fifth and sixth grade, and seventh and eighth grade). It will be run indoors for eight games, and playoffs will run from Sept. 6 through Oct. 12. Individual registration will be accepted on a best efforts basis to find the children open space on a team. Registration fee is $450 per team and $55 per player. For more information, call Steve at (732) 787-9589, or Jim at (212) 908-9856 (day) and (732) 495-4758 (night). The Monmouth County Coastal Cruise is coming to Long Branch on Sept. 6; it will benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The three-distance (16 miles, 31 miles and 62.5 miles) bike tour was started by Ilene Winters and John Sokolowski. Sokolowski lost his brother to cancer in 2000, and Ilene’s mother is currently battling stage 4 ovarian cancer. The ride starts and ends at Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the riders, as well as snacks and water along the route. Entry fee is $25 and riders must raise additional funds to ride ($25 for the 16-miler, $50 for the 31-miler, and $100 for the 62.5-miler). Registration deadline is Aug. 25. Those interested in participating in the event can pick up registration forms at The Peddler in Long Branch or by calling Winters at (732) 263-0444 or e-mailing her at read more

Students grades still in limbo

first_imgAnnandale Secondary’s CSEC results…no definitive word when matter will be resolved – CEOAs the class of 2016 Annandale Secondary School students continue to be disallowed from furthering their education due to a reported “technical glitch”, the matter remains under investigation.Acting Chief Education Officer Marcel HutsonIn a recent interview with Guyana Times, acting Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson related that the error, which caused students of the Annandale Secondary School to be issued with incorrect grades and some with no grades following their 2016 examinations, is still under the engagement of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).“I spoke to the Superintendent of Examinations, and she has assured me that the matter is being engaged…CXC is engaging this matter right now. It was technological glitch, it’s not that the work wasn’t done by the teachers,” Hutson affirmed.When asked by this publication on a possible date when the affected students would receive their results, the acting CEO could not at the time commit to a possible date but noted that he is employing efforts to ensure that students can move forward with their studies: “I can’t say definitively [when the students would get the results] but I told those responsible that we need those results today (Saturday) because our children are awaiting those results to know how they would have performed from a holistic perspective.”Last week, parents of the affected students had called off a planned protest after they were told by the school’s management and the Education Ministry that the matter would have been resolved.It was in August that Guyana Times first reported that many of the students were unable to obtain passes in certain subjects due to the school’s alleged non-submission of the SBAs but the Education Ministry later explained that the issue was a “technical glitch” and had contacted the Caribbean Examination Council. “This is not a situation that the teachers did not do what they had to do it was a technical glitch,” Hutson had indicated.Meanwhile, parents are still frustrated over their children not being able to attend the University of Guyana or Sixth Form.Speaking on the sidelines of Education Month on September 1, Education Ministry Dr Roopnaraine had told Guyana Times that he would investigated the matter since he was “not aware of the report” at that time.This publication had reported that the school’s teachers had received the requisite training in sending the SBA grades via online to the CXC but nonetheless did not adhere to the deadline.This publication had also reported that many students were disappointed since their failure grades barred them from proceeding with their studies. The exact number of students affected has not been disclosed.Hutson, had assured that the ministry is prepared to do everything in its power to ensure the children are enrolled to tertiary institutions. He had promised that the situation would be rectified.last_img read more

Safari Rally preps in top gear as safety marshals undergo training

first_imgParticipants were introduced to the essence of motorsport and why safety is paramount to spectators, human beings and animals through visual and audio presentations. They were also introduced to the safety features in a rally carThe sessions will peak on June 19 when Sue Sanders comes to Kenya to train top officials.Sanders, is a top global training expert for the safety FIA will be in Nairobi to conduct seminar for marshals who will officiate the 2019 WRC Candidate Event Safari Rally.Sanders , also the training manager of Motor Sports Association United Kingdom  will hold the three days training seminar from June 19 to 21 for top rally officials who will be expected to impart and put to practice their expertise in the Safari.The FIA and WRC Promoter has put premium attention to safety of competitors and spectators. She will pay attention on decision making, communication, contingency planning.The Safari will need hundreds of  volunteer marshals  who will be assisted by NYS personnel, traffic and regular police to regulated safety measures,Security experts from the private sector also met with representatives from the police to draw a security master plan which will be masterminded and executed by the disciplined forces.The most policed areas will be spectator stages, competitive and open roads where the competition cars will pass, said the Chief Executive Officer of the Safari Rally Project Phineas Kimathi said yesterday.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Action from a past rally eventNAIROBI, Kenya, June 12 – Preparations for the 2019 World Rally Championship (WRC) Candidate Event cum Africa Rally Championship Safari Rally is in full throttle after 120 safety marshals volunteers underwent a day long training seminar.The workshop was moderated by rally aces Norris Ongalo and Charles Hinga. This is the third session conducted by local experts who have undergone training since 2016 from a grant given by the FIA.last_img read more

Tinker man Ranieri back as Leicester boss

first_img“Leicester City football club is delighted to announce the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new First Team Manager,” a statement on the club’s website confirmed.“The 63-year-old Italian has agreed a three-year contract at King Power Stadium to begin his second spell of Premier League management, following a successful four years at Chelsea between 2000 and 2004.”After Pearson’s dismissal last month, following a breakdown in his relationship with Leicester’s owners, the club had been linked with a host of high-profile replacements including Martin O’Neill and Guus Hiddink.O’Neill was believed to be close to agreeing to return to his old club over the weekend, but issues regarding his exit from his current role as Republic of Ireland manager scuppered that deal.Former Inter Milan and Valencia boss Ranieri then became Leicester’s top target and his return to the Premier League was quickly rubber-stamped.“I’m so glad to be here in a Club with such a great tradition as Leicester City,” Ranieri said.“I have worked at many great clubs, in many top leagues, but since I left Chelsea I have dreamt of another chance to work in the best league in the world again.“I wish to thank the owner, his son and all the executives of the Club for the opportunity they are giving me.“Now I’ve only one way for returning their trust: squeeze all my energies to getting the best results for the team.”Ranieri hasn’t worked in English football since 2004, when he was sacked by Chelsea, and was also dismissed from his last job as Greece manager last year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Claudio Ranieri, pictured on May 17, 2014, has been hired as the new manager of Leicester City. PHOTO/AFPLONDON, July 13- Leicester City have hired former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri as their new manager, the Premier League club announced on Monday.Ranieri makes a surprise return to the English top-flight after emerging as the preferred choice of the club’s Thai owners to replace the sacked Nigel Pearson.last_img read more

SoPas to hold clean-air car show

first_imgThe day will highlight the need for a variety of different energy sources, while creating awareness of the crippling effects of pollution on the environment and human health. The event also will include free screenings of the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car” and Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” at the Rialto Theater, as well as seminars on global warming, the harmful effect of vehicle emissions, tax incentives for alternative fuel and mass-transit options. Cacciotti said the clean-air show will only strengthen the city’s reputation as an environmental leader. In April, South Pasadena was awarded the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s “model city” award. AQMD officials said they were impressed with city policies and programs, including a lawnmower exchange program. To encourage public transportation, the city has employed clean- burning fuel buses to take commuters to and from Gold Line train stations. And the city offers discounted parking permits to drivers of low-emission vehicles. “We’re already a leader,” Caccioti said. “We’ve influenced the whole San Gabriel valley to look at this. We’re setting an example for others to follow.” (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4494160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH PASADENA – The city is getting revved up to host its first clean-air car show and film festival this Sunday. More than 20 alternative energy vehicles will be on display, including a solar-powered Toyota Prius and a natural-gas powered Honda Civic, a fuel- cell powered Honda FCHX2, and an electric- powered ZAP car. While many of the vehicles present will be powered by next generation technology not sold to the public, commercially available vehicles will also be exhibited. But the point of the show isn’t necessarily to drive home in a shiny new low-emissions car, said South Pasadena Mayor Michael Cacciotti, who planned the event. last_img read more

Gokhan Inler to choose Leicester City or Schalke switch by end of the week

first_imgGokhan Inler will decide by the end of the week whether to join Leicester City or Schalke.The midfielder has offers from both clubs on the table after Napoli accepted bids for his services.Besiktas and Fiorentina had previously been interested, while West Ham were also monitoring the situation.However, according to TMW, it is now a straight fight between Leicester and Schalke for Inler’s signature.The German side are reportedly offering the Switzerland international the bigger pay-packet, but the 31-year-old is still very keen to play in the Premier League.Both parties are keen for a swift resolution to be found and it is expected that Inler will decide his future by the end of the week. 1 Gokhan Inler last_img read more


first_imgCaitriona’s pop-up-pub!No – she hasn’t been touching too much of her own product.A Co Donegal businesswoman is about to give up a steady job and launch her very own pop-up-pub business!The inside of the pub!Caitriona Mulhern has worked for drinks brand Heineken for the past 12 years. But Caitriona, who is from Ballybofey but now lives in Milford, has spotted an opportunity which she hopes will help her establish her very own successful business.Along with her partner Paul, she has set up says bluntly “I have been on the road since I was 18 years old and I now want to be there for my kids and step out of the rat race. Paul and I spotted an opportunity and went for it.”The couple registered the domain name and plan to launch around St Patricks weekend. They set up a Facebook page a week ago just to test reaction and they have been totally amazed  by the reaction to it.The couple will cater for everything from after wedding parties, birthdays and even pubs looking to rent Pop Up Pub for festivals.“We know we have a lot of work to do to perfect our customers experience but it is our intention to provide a first class product.“We provide the unit (which at 10mx8m has a standing capacity of approx 80). The flooring, lighting, bar, optics, taps and furniture for 20.“Customers can then add to the package by including extra seating refrigeration, extra marquee, lighting, a DJ, dance floor etc. “We will also begin catering for children’s parties with a ‘party hut’ where houses are spared mess and kids have their very own party venue in their back garden. We can arrange arts and crafts, cinema, disco etc depending on requirements.”Once up and running and intend to bring a new and exciting dimension to celebrating at home.And having just turned 40 this weekend, Caitriona’s intention is to fully enjoy the freedom being her own boss will bring.“My partner Paul who also works in the drinks industry will be invaluable to this new business …well somebody needs to drive the van and blow it up,” laughed Caitriona. THE DRINKS ARE ON DONEGAL BUSINESSWOMAN AFTER SHE LAUNCHES HER POP-UP-PUB CHAIN! was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallybofeyCaitriona MulherndonegalMilfordpop-up-pub chainlast_img read more

LISTEN: Pochettino pleased with Spurs’ mental strength after Crystal Palace win

first_imgMauricio Pochettino felt Tottenham passed a major test of their Premier League title credentials after Christian Eriksen’s goal beat Crystal Palace.Eriksen struck with 12 minutes left to ensure the gap to leaders Chelsea is back to four points with five games to play.Tottenham had endured a tough few days, losing the FA Cup semi-final to the Blues on Saturday before Antonio Conte’s side beat Southampton 4-2 to stay in control at the top.They desperately needed a pick-me-up at Selhurst Park to keep their season alive, but that was never going to be easy against an in-form Palace side looking to add them to the scalps of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool this month alone.However, Eriksen’s 30-yard thunderbolt secured a vital three points to keep the pressure on the Blues.Spurs boss Pochettino said: “That was always going to be difficult after Saturday, and it was a big challenge for us.“I think it was a great opportunity to show we are focused on us and trying to improve our game, and to fight when we are under pressure.“We are showing we learned a lot from last season, and that is important. It was a big challenge to improve on last season. We have improved a lot this season.“One area key for us to improve was in the mental area and the team are showing we are ready to fight.”Yet Spurs looked a million miles from title contenders in the first half, with Christian Benteke and Andros Townsend close to giving Palace the lead.Pochettino made a double change at the interval, replacing both his central midfielders, Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama – who was lucky to still be on the pitch after escaping a second yellow card for a clumsy foul on Townsend – with Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko.Dele Alli should have put Spurs ahead when he met Kyle Walker’s cross three yards out, only to sidefoot his effort across goal and wide.But with time running down Eriksen collected Harry Kane’s pass and lashed a powerful drive inside the far post.“I am very pleased for Christian, it was an unbelievable goal,” added Pochettino.“We changed things at half-time and in the second half we were much better and after 90, 95 minutes I think we fully deserved the win.”last_img read more

Washington ~ Motor Fuel Tax: Right to Travel Provision Preempted Taxation

first_imgA “right to travel” provision in a Tribal Nation treaty preempted the imposition of Washington motor fuel taxes and penalties and the enforcement of license requirements under former Washington statutes. A review of federal appellate case law revealed that any trade, traveling, and importation requiring the use of public roads fell within the scope of the right to travel provision of the treaty. Since it was not possible for the tribal corporation to import fuel without transporting on public highways, the right was protected by the treaty and the state could not impose motor fuel tax at the Washington border.Cougar Den, Inc. v. Washington State Department of Licensing, Washington Supreme Court, No. 92289-6, March 16, 2017, ¶204-182last_img read more

And the winner of the Intel Xeon Workstation Sweepstakes is…

first_imgCongratulations to Ron as the winner of the Intel Xeon Workstation Sweepstakes.  He has been a member of The Server Room for over a year and was able to complete the quiz on the first attempt. Good job! “I was excited to hear that I won the Intel Xeon workstation sweepstakes. With its incredible performance, the system offers me the flexibility to use it in so many ways that I’m not sure how to best utilize it at the moment. It’s a welcome problem to have and I look forward exploring the possibilities. Thanks to Intel and the Server Room team for providing a great resource to everyone!” Thank you all for entering and look for more sweepstakes offerings in the near future.- Your ‘The Server Room’ Admin’slast_img read more