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first_imgRED BANKPilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank, 172 Shrewsbury Ave., will be hosting its annual Men’s Day Celebration on Sunday, June 30.Special guest preachers will be Pastor John Teabout of the Greater Friendship Church in Newark at the 8 a.m. service, and Pastor Cedric McKoy of the Beluah Grove Church of Newark at the 10:45 a.m. service.The services also will feature the PBC Men’s Praise Team as well as the Men’s Day Choir.The Women’s Ministry of Pilgrim will sponsor a breakfast for all men and boys at 9:30 a.m.Additional information is available by calling 732-747-2343.All are welcome. The Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair will be 6 to 11 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, to Saturday, July 6, at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor, 2 Simon Lake Drive.The fair will include games, rides, a large food court and tons of family fun. Bracelet nights – pay one price and ride all night – is every night, except fireworks night. Fireworks will be at 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 5.The 2nd Annual Harley Davidson Motorcycle Raffle will offer chances to win a 2013 Harley Davidson FLHR Road King valued at $18,690.  Sales will again be limited to just 300 tickets at $100 each. The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, July 4. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the all-volunteer fire department.Ticket sales and additional information are available by calling 732-291-1444, Ext. 3605. * * * * * ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSIn honor of the Atlantic Highlands Library’s beautiful new facilities, and with the hopes of bringing even more people into the library, the Atlantic Highlands Friends of the Library will host a Community Read this summer featuring Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain.Accompanying this selection is a young adult version:  Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog.The books will be available at the Atlantic Highlands Library as of July 15 and discussions groups will meet in September. The adult discussion group will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. The young readers discussion will be held at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 13. There also will be a reception for all participants from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13.The Friends of the Library members encourage students, book club members, friends, and family to check out these books and join in some thought-provoking discussions. Be sure to look for Enzo around Atlantic Highlands this summer.Additional information is available by contacting the Friends of the Atlantic Highlands Library at: or find them on Facebook. * * * * *The i AM Children’s Ministries, in Middletown’s Leonardo section, is again this year sponsoring a Vacation Bible School.The school will be conducted from July 8-12 at Living Word Christian Church, Route 36. The program is free and available to children who are entering grades 1-6 in September.The school combines Christian religious instruction with summer activities. This year’s theme is “World Tour” by Brentwood Publishing.While admission is free, space is limited. Registration is available by calling 732-530-2205 or visiting MIDDLETOWNThe Port Monmouth Fire Company will hold a Hurricane Sandy Thank You Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the firehouse.The celebration includes food, music, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and free amusements for children.Part of the proceeds received from the raffle will be donated to Oklahoma residents recovering from the recent tornados. In lieu of donations to disaster-affected families in Oklahoma, the firehouse will be accepting gift cards up until the day of the event.The firehouse is located at 125 Main St. in Port Monmouth. NFL Referee Visits Students in the RBR Academy of Sports Medicine and ManagementLITTLE SILVER – An NFL celebrity recently visited Red Bank Regional (RBR) to speak to the high school’s Academy of Sports Medicine and Management (ASM&M).NFL professional referee Jim Quirk of Holmdel recently visited RBR’s Academy of Sports Medicine and Management (ASM&M) students to discuss the specifics of his job. Pictured above are: RBR Academy business teacher James Young, RBR senior Wylie Bogdon, Shrewsbury, RBR physical education teacher Kristin Howard, RBR athletic trainer and ASM&M lead teacher Christina Emrich, NFL referee Jim Quirk, RBR ASM&M supervisor Alan Choback, RBR students Dillon Stambaugh, Shrewsbury, and Scott Reeves, Red Bank.The VIP wasn’t a star football player, although he did play center for Red Bank Catholic back in his high school days. The visitor was NFL referee and Holmdel resident Jim Quirk, someone whose public status has been elevated significantly since last season’s referee strike concluded.“They (the football fans) cheered for us for the first time ever!” Quirk told the RBR student audience when describing his return to the gridiron following the 2012 referee lockout, which created a lot of fan angst regarding replacement referees. The students peppered him with questions; some wanted to know more about the various NFL stars he has encountered on professional football fields throughout the country. They also learned about the requirements and day-to-day life of a professional football referee.Quirk’s visit was arranged by RBR ASM&M supervisor and Dean of Students Alan Choback, who played quarterback at Red Bank Catholic when his pal Jim Quirk played center.“The Academy of Sports Medicine and Management was established for students who may be considering career paths in athletics and or health-related fields,” Alan Choback said. “Jim started out as a high school referee and even worked some Red Bank Regional football games back in the early 1990s. It is great for our students to hear from an individual who works in the field and has connections to the RBR.”Quirk holds two full-time jobs. In his “day job” he is a financial advisor for an insurance company, and as a professional referee he works directly for the NFL, which assigns him to different games in various states on any given weekend. As a result, he travels often.Quirk and his wife have three children and despite his busy travel schedule, he coaches girls’ softball for both his town’s recreation leagues as well as traveling teams during his football off-season.He recalled one occasion when his family was able to see him in action while he worked a New York Jets’ game. “They (his family) were seated in the players’ family box. So it was difficult to tell a 12, 10 and 7 year old not to cheer when the home team’s family is going crazy over a good play (as referees cannot show any impartiality),” he said.When asked how he can balance both jobs and family life, he replied, “You do it because you love it.”Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Academy of Sports Medicine and Management (ASM&M) offers curriculum and career exploration in both sports medicine (such as, athletic training, physical therapy, emergency medicine, nursing, exercise physiology, nutritionist/dietician, and personal fitness training) and sports management (including sports marketing, agent, recreation, and sports journalism.)last_img read more

Crusaders call on experience

first_imgBoth players began their Super Rugby careers 10 years ago, Bateman with the Crusaders and Delany with the Highlanders, and both have returned to New Zealand rugby after playing a number of seasons overseas.Crusaders coach Scott Robertson said the pair’s experience will be invaluable to the team as they attempt to go back-to-back.”Tim and Mike are both playing outstanding rugby for their respective provincial teams, Canterbury and Bay of Plenty, and proving that they still have a heck of a lot to offer New Zealand rugby.””These are two very important signings for us, because of what they can bring in terms of skillset, versatility, leadership and a wealth of experience.”Bateman left the Crusaders in 2010 to play in Japan, then returned for three seasons with the Hurricanes before again heading to Japan in 2014 when his wife required treatment for multiple sclerosis. In 2017 he made the move back home to Christchurch and played seven games for the Crusaders as the team marched towards the Super Rugby title. Photo by: MARTIN HUNTER/PHOTOSPORT Caption: Tim Bateman will link up again with the Crusaders in Super Rugby. Delany, who covers first five and fullback, spent the 2007 and 2012 seasons with the Highlanders and played for the Chiefs in between. He also earned one cap for the All Blacks in 2009, against Italy in the end of year tour. Delany has spent the past six seasons playing overseas, for the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan, then Clermont Auvergne in France, and most recently the Newcastle Falcons in England. He returned to New Zealand in time to join Bay of Plenty for this year’s Mitre 10 Cup season.The 35-year-old said it was an awesome opportunity to continue his career with the defending champions Super Rugby champions.”There are a few guys in the group who I have played with before, and some who I’ve played against, so it will be great to reconnect with them and to get to know the whole team,” he said. “I have long admired the professionalism at the Crusaders and their obvious ability to grow talent, so it will be an honour to be a part of that.”last_img read more

Mixed men’s netball reaching highs

first_imgLast week’s results were pleasing as many Papua New Guinean  men showed up to take part in the mixed male and female division games.  Although it is a newly introduced competition, it has attracted a lot of attention from some of the sports men and women in the city.Some sporting stars such as PNG Men’s touch captain Eugene Eka, the current PNG Pepes coach Una Rokoura and a host of PNG men’s basketballers and regular netballers are also part of fantastic competition.However, tomorrow night the Rita Flynn courts in Port Moresby will heat up again as teams advance into playing their round 4 games.Round 4 will kick off  with Mona in the Premier Mixed Division  taking on Mari Pasifika, BB Kings will play Kamuna and Api will take on Vepunama.In the Social A division, NSL will play Ripa Rala, Matrix will take on PNGFP while BSP (2) will challenge Lasi and BSP (1) will go up against Veupunama (2).And in the Social B division PNG Construction will go head to head with Aura Netters, Graffitti will go on a showdown with PNG Hardware’s, Lasi will vie against CPL and Int’L SOS will play APVG.last_img read more

Lopetegui, very hard: “We look too late at the example of Italy”

first_imgJulen Lopetegui appeared in the official media of Seville to explain how he is living the situation that the country is going through: “We are carrying this historic and dramatic moment in the best possible way. We have had the easiest thing to do, which is to stay at home. Our responsibility is to be here and trying to help. “The Sevilla coach was very critical regarding the decisions that were made and, especially, regarding the delay: “Decisions were required. Health is the priority. The health of those generations that brought Spain out of a postwar period and are now dying in a horrible way. Our elders are the people to whom we owe our lives and it seems to me a great ingratitude to hear certain comments. “And the fact is that this crisis has touched the Seville coach very closely:” People I know in Madrid have died who was very fond of me. We are sad and worried. My oldest son is alone in Madrid and his daily routine is tough. The measures have not been enough, although it is difficult for the decision maker. We had a very clear example in Italy and we looked at it very late. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 23, 2020 In what is day to day with the Sevilla squad, Lopetegui does not hide the difficulty of maintaining a certain normality in such an abnormal situation: “We are busy because it is our individual responsibility, especially in maintaining the daily link with the players and that affect your physical condition as little as possible. Emotional work is also very important because it is good that the head is occupied with things other than the news about the coronavirus. “ And he also warned on how complicated the return to work will be: “This is much more difficult than the return than after the summer, when the players are mentally healthy and fresh. When you talk about two weeks of preparation I think it is done from a point of ignorance. “Lopetegui wanted to send a message of encouragement to the entire population: “We must not look for culprits or put ourselves in profile. Each one can help, applaud those who help us, in supermarkets, pharmacies, truckers, policemen … What we must do is not to leave home. Whoever skips it is irresponsible and something else “The Basque coach doubts that LaLiga will return: “It seems strange to me when those responsible talk about dates. It has to be played when everyone can enjoy it. If there is time to finish, it ends. I understand the economic consequences of not finishing a season, of course But I don’t understand it well when playing behind closed doors, football is played for people, without people it doesn’t make sense. And if you play without people, there is a risk, so you should not play. Three quarters of the season have been disputed, that cannot be ignored, whoever decides to do it for that stretch played is how I see it. “last_img read more

Miner shot dead after making ‘wrong turn’

first_imgTucville shooting– shooter claims robbery attemptThe relatives of 24-year-old Colin Malcolm Perriera, who was shot and killed on Tuesday evening in Tucville, Georgetown, are calling on the Police and the relevant authorities to have the alleged shooter face the full brunt of the law.The now dead father of one of Lot 213 Bar Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was gunned down on Tuesday at about 21:00h while the car he was travelling in turned onto a bridge belonging to the shooter, in an attempt to turn around.Dead: Colin Malcolm PerrieraAt the time of the incident, the car was driven by Gailann Chacon, 20, of Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini), who is a friend of the now dead man. Perriera sustained three gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen while Chacon was shot to her abdomen.Based on reports received, the shooter, who is now in Police custody, allegedly claimed that he thought the occupants of the heavily tinted car, were going to commit a robbery on his property.Reports revealed that the businessman, who was in his yard, whipped out his firearm and discharged several rounds, hitting Perriera and his female friend as the car revered on the bridge.However, the man managed to exit the car and ran to safety but the businessman kept discharging rounds at him.Perriera eventually collapsed in front of a house a short distance away. A teenager, who was standing where the man collapsed, explained that after the man dropped to the roadway, he called out for help and told them that someone else was also shot.“He said that he was shot so we called 911 but like after 20 minutes, a Police vehicle pull up and they take he to the hospital… he was still alive when the vehicle left but they pronounce he dead at the hospital”.According to the teen, while waiting for the Police, several persons went to the car where they saw the young lady lying in a pool of blood. She too was rushed to the hospital where she remains a patient.At the home of the dead man, his cousin, Elizabeth Roberts told Guyana Times that they were at church when they received news of the shooting. She added that she was contacted by the victim’s mother, who informed them of the incident. After receiving the news, they rushed to the area but by the time they arrived, the two injured people were already taken to the hospital.“When we reach, the Police was in his car and they drove it to the East La Penitence Police Station… so we went to the hospital and when we reach there, he was already dead.”Roberts further stated that the young man left home on Tuesday afternoon to do some errands and from all reports, went to collect Chacon and her father who was visiting from Port Kaituma. “That was the last time we saw him alive and then at the hospital, dead”. She is however, convinced that her cousin was murdered and that he was not involved in any robbery or attempted robbery. She recalled him being a jovial and friendly person who was always laughing and smiling.Meanwhile, the Police in a release stated that they are investigating the murder of Perriera and the attempted murder of Chacon, which occurred on Tuesday evening at Lot 10 Perry Street, Tucville. The Police added that he was shot by a licensed firearm holder.Police investigations revealed that Perriera was in a heavily tinted motor car and as it attempted to turn around, the suspect, who was in his yard, drew his licensed handgun and discharged several rounds at the vehicle, hitting the victims about their bodies. The businessman has since been arrested by the Police.last_img read more

NYC-based Guyanese man nabbed after killing daughter, friend

first_imgA Guyanese man is now in the custody of Police in New York after he is suspected of shooting and killing his 18-year-old daughter and her friend, also 18, in Henrico County, Virginia.Thirty-nine-year-old Abdool Zaman, who migrated to the United States several years ago and who resides in Orlando, Florida, reportedly killed the duo – Vanessa Zaman and Leona Samlall – as they were walking near the Oakmeade Apartments on Airport Drive and East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs, one block from where they lived.Reports indicate that Zaman had reportedly been staying with Samlall’s family when the killings occurred.Samlall has also been reportedly missing and listed on the Henrico County’s missing list since 2016 when she withdrew from the Highland Spring School reportedly escaping a rocky relationship.A motive for the killings is yet to be determined; however, Zaman is expected to be charged with two counts of second degree murder.Meanwhile, Vanessa Zaman’s mother, Saveeta Barnes took to her Instagram account to share her sorrow over her daughter’s demise.“The loss of a child is like losing your inner soul,” Barnes posted on Instagram. “My daughter was my life and nothing will ever be the same. Always in my heart my baby girl…My heart is torn into a million pieces, I cannot bring myself to accept the reality of losing my love, my child, my firstborn, my everything. I wish I could rewind time my baby, I will see you soon. Mommy loves you to infinity and beyond my “lilo,” my lovee. Rest in peace my love, rest in peace,” Barnes wrote.ABC8news reported on Monday that Barnes said that “Vanessa always wanted his love and for him to be a part of her life. When she turned 18 she got in contact with her father. Even after telling her countless times that he was not a good person, she still went ahead and moved in with him.”Barnes said Vanessa’s life took a tragic turn when she tried to protect Samlall. “Vanessa took Leona back to her mom in Virginia, not knowing that her father was following her,” maintains Barnes.Since last week, investigators had been chasing leads in Orlando, New York and Connecticut in their search for Zaman.last_img read more

MoE to train 500 Maths teachers for hinterland communities

first_imgIn an effort to boost the teaching of Mathematics in the hinterland regions, the Education Ministry will be training some 500 teachers to effectively teach using Mathematics kits, 400 of which has been distributed to students in the said regions.One of the training sessions held at the Region Seven Education DepartmentThe kits were hand-delivered to the region by Assistant Chief Education Officer (Primary) Carol Benn on Wednesday.Benn also spearheaded the teachers’ training sessions, which were conducted by Vishnu Panday, a Mathematics specialist attached to National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).The items which make up each kit include fraction & decimal tiles, geo-board, number line and modelling tiles, which will be manipulated by Grade Six pupils and teachers so as to help develop problem-solving competence in all of the Seven Standards of Primary Mathematics.Receiving the kits on behalf of the Region Seven Education Department (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Regional Education Officer Akbar Chindu expressed gratitude while noting that the mandate now rest with the department and its primary schools to ensure that teachers use the kits for the purpose which they were intended.Several Mathematics monitors from the region will also be trained so as to ensure that the manipulatives are used correctly by both teachers and pupils.This initiative to introduce alternative methods of teaching will target hinterland and riverine schools where, statistics show, Mathematics competence is lower as compared to schools on the coastland.last_img read more

Arsenal to discover on Wednesday if Giroud is facing lengthy lay off

first_imgArsenal will not know the extent of Olivier Giroud’s foot injury until Wednesday, Arsene Wenger has revealed.The French striker suffered the problem in the final moments of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton and there have been widespread reports the club are concerned he has broken a bone in his foot.That could potentially rule him out for up to three months and leave Arsenal desperately short of options up front.But Wenger says he will have to wait 24 hours to discover the severity of the injury before deciding what steps to take in terms of finding a replacement.“I don’t know,” said Wenger, when asked if Giroud had broken his foot.“He will see a specialist tomorrow and that will determine how long he will be out.”With Giroud out, summer signing Alexis Sanchez is likely to operate as the loan striker against Besiktas in Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier, while Wenger also has Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell available.Arsenal fans on who they want to replace Olivier Giroud 1 Olivier Giroud last_img read more

Agent backs Mario Balotelli to realise Real Madrid dreams

first_img Mario Balotelli 1 Mario Balotelli’s dream move from Liverpool to Real Madrid is completely logical, according to his agent.The Italian striker is dreaming of a move to the Bernabeu to link up with the likes of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, even though he could not get in the Liverpool team under previous boss Brendan Rodgers.AC Milan currently have the former Manchester City man on loan until the end of the season. But he has a further year left on his Anfield contract after that.Liverpool will be hard pressed to recoup much of the £16m they laid on the man they trusted to replace Luis Suarez.But he and his agent Mino Raiola believe a move to the Spanish capital makes sense.“Every great player dreams of playing for Real, it is almost logical,” Raiola said.“Who would not? Let us hope that one day he can achieve his dream.”last_img read more

FBI: Hate crimes down in Los Angeles

first_imgBucking the national trend, the number of reported hate crimes fell slightly last year in Los Angeles, according to FBI statistics released Monday. In Los Angeles, 211 hate crimes were reported in 2006, compared with 219 the year before. Most were based on race, mirroring national trends. “We are trying to do more education with the community to report more hate crimes,” said LAPD Capt. Ann Young, who oversees a three-person Hate Crime Unit. “I think in certain communities it’s under-reported for fear of retaliation. Many people are still very fearful. We can understand that.” The FBI defines hate crimes as those motivated by biases against a certain race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity origin or disability. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Nationally, they rose 8percent, but the FBI cautioned that the population also increased, as did the number of police agencies reporting hate crimes. In a report released earlier this year, the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission found that in the San Fernando Valley area, including Agoura Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Hidden Hills, San Fernando and Westlake Village, there were 137 hate crimes reported to police and other agencies in 2006. But commission Executive Director Robin Toma said it is difficult to draw comparisons between the L.A. area and the rest of the nation since about 17,000 police agencies did not fully participate in the national survey this year. “The thing that stands out, that is clearly a factor, is that there are more agencies that are reporting hate crimes,” he said. “It could have played a role in the number.” There were 7,772 incidents reported nationally last year, about half of which targeted people because of their race. The report comes nearly a year after the city targeted the Canoga Park Alabama gang for its racially motivated attacks on blacks and after several black students in Louisiana, known as the Jena Six, garnered national headlines. The students were charged with attempted second-degree murder in Jena, after they beat a white student who hung a noose on a tree*. Civil-rights activists decried the punishment as overly harsh and the charges were eventually reduced. The Jena jurisdiction did not participate in the FBI survey. “These crimes are different than other crimes because they attack a community,” said Amanda Susskind, regional director for the Anti-Defamation League, which publishes an annual report on anti-Semitic incidents. “Any number of hate crimes is too many. I suppose it not increasing is better than increasing, but it’s not a dramatic decrease.” The Associated Press contributed to this report. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more