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first_imgThe Battle of Monmouth Jersey Kickers girls’ U15 (fall) soccer team will have tryouts May 30 and June 6 at 6 p.m. in Freehold. The team is looking to add several experienced, dedicated players. The Kickers compete in MOSA, and there is no residency requirement. The coach is a former college player with 17 years’ coaching experience, and the team is professionally trained. For more details, call Jeff at (732) 972-3075, e-mail carlsonj@optonline.net or visit the Web site www.eteamz.com/jerseykickers. The Middletown Youth Athletic Association girls’ basketball league is holding sign-ups for the summer program, which runs mid-June through mid-August and will feature instructional clinics as well as game formats. The program is open to girls in grade 3 to high school and will be conducted weeknights on outdoor courts in Middletown. Costs is $60 per child, with discounts for multiple children. Sign-ups will be held May 21 and May 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Thorne Middle School gym. For more information, call John Crosby at (732) 706-0912.last_img read more

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first_imgWhere did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Generika LifeSavers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere was no sugarcoating for a furious Francis Vicente after his Generika lost to RC Cola Army 20-25, 25-24, 25-20, 26-24, in controversial fashion Thursday in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix at San Juan Arena.Vicente was not irate with how his Lifesavers gave up a 16-10 lead in the fourth set, but what irked him was how first referee Jose Hugo handled the situation in the latter part of the period.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHcenter_img Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports With the scores tied at 19-19, Generika middle blocker Ria Meneses challenged a call that gave an ace to RC Cola import Kierra Holst.What would’ve been a diplomatic exchange between player and official turned into a shouting match when Hugo, Vicente said, screamed at Meneses prompting the coach to fire back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentHugo would tag Meneses and Vicente a red card eachm giving two free points to the Lady Troopers for a 21-19 lead.“Nagrereklamo mga player sayo eh, nagku-kuwestiyon, tapos magbibigay ka ng card na red o yellowm” said Vicente. “Huwag niyang sisigawan mga player kasi mga player nagpapakahirap yan tapos sisigawan mo.” Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “Pinatay niya yung fun ng game. Nawawala yung fun.”Vicente speculated Hugo is making things personal between him and Generika since, the coach said, there were instances in their game against Cignal where the referee would call crucial errors.Generika lost to the HD Spikers in five sets, 22-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 15-4.“There is something, personal na ang referee na yan, para sakin yang referee na yan tanggalin,” said Vicente. “Bakit dalawang beses siya nag referee sa amin, anong meron? Galit ako.”ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Amid high expectations, Tolomia wants to earn team’s trust firstlast_img read more

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first_imgEight communities in Maryland and River Gee Counties have been declared defecation-free by the government of Liberia for no longer using bushes, fields, rivers and pits to defecate.Weleken, Gbewein and Nimenken in Maryland County and Sweaken, Gbawalaken, Jarlatoken, Tarwoken and Tumaken in River Gee County were declared defecation-free by Ministry of Health officials last week after the inspection of toilet facilities in the communities.The communities achieved the milestone after the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) engaged them through its Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program. The program was implemented by the LNRCS in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) under the first component of its Community Environmental Health project in Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Maryland Counties. The Red Cross also provided materials such as jerry cans for proper water storage, wheelbarrows, cutlasses, diggers, rakes, hooks, and shovels to support the communities in keeping their environments clean and help them build new latrines when the need arises. The declaration was made by the focal person for the CLTS, John Gbah of the Ministry of Health, who congratulated the Red Cross and ICRC for the intervention. “We are happy and proud to work with the Red Cross in the Community Led Total Sanitation Approach,” he noted.LNRCS Secretary General, Fayiah Tamba, said the Red Cross is proud of the level of work it has done with the communities, noting that the residents are now practicing good health habits. “We are happy to congratulate you for achieving this goal. It’s a commendable job. It shows that open-toilet-free is achievable. Your good health practice here will make other communities to follow your footsteps,” Mr. Tamba said.Open defecation reduces women’s dignity and exposes them to physical attacks, rape and snake bites as they are constrained to relieve themselves under the cover of darkness to protect their dignity, the Secretary General said. “We encourage you from now on to view the lack of toilet as unacceptable in your community and consider building and owning a toilet as a goal. Let community members see the building of toilets as a thing that individual households should take responsibility for,” Tamba urged.The Town Chief of Gbewein (Maryland County), Jonah Toe, recalled that there were often outbreaks of diarrhea, cholera and other diseases before the Red Cross began sensitizing them on how to clean their communities, build their own toilets and stop using the bush to defecate. “We are so grateful to the Red Cross for helping us to understand that we should not use the bushes to toilet because it will make us sick as flies from the toilet will sit on our food,” Mr. Toe said. The Red Cross collaborated with the Liberian government in sensitizing the communities to become open-toilet-free. The Red Cross mobilized communities to build and maintain their own toilets, trained community based water committees on water supply, management, operation and maintenance, and hygiene promotion while teaching community leaders on government’s water and sanitation policy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgBY KIZZY COLEMANIn the midst of Saturday afternoon’s traffic, a collision occurred between a blue Toyota Spacio and a minibus at the intersection of Camp and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown, leaving one person injured.Reports indicate that the accident, which occurred at about 15:30h, was caused by the alleged reckless driving by the driver of motorcar PPP 7897.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the motorcar which was travelling East along Lamaha Street, attempted to breach the traffic light and slammed into the minibus that was proceeding South along the eastern Camp Street carriageway, about to cross over Lamaha Street.The driver of the minibus, 32-year-old Akash Budram, of Lot 38 Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, told this publication that he was at the corner waiting on the traffic light to turn green and as he crossed over Lamaha Street, the car which hurriedly breached the traffic light, slammed into the front of the bus.The man stated that the car struck the front of his minibus and toppled into a nearby trench.“All I notice is this car dashing into my way as I pulled off, so I pulled brakes but the car hit the front of my bus and toppled into that [Lamaha canal] trench,” Budram explained.The driver of the motorcar, who refused to speak with this publication, sustained injuries to his head and arm and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was treated and sent away. Public spirited persons acted quickly in rescuing the driver of the motorcar, getting him out of the sinking vehicle.A traumatised passenger of the minibus related that she felt the impact and then saw the car plunge into the Lamaha canal.“I deh in this bus and I felt an impact and when i looked up, I saw the car plunging into that trench,” the woman explained. According to the woman, all the passengers started to scream but escaped unhurt.Both vehicles were badly damaged.An investigation into the matter is currently ongoing.last_img read more

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first_imgAmong other suggestions, Eliza Stanford asked council to encourage developers to make use of architects instead of engineers. “Architects can create a sense of place and Fort St. John needs that in its downtown area. We need a reason for people to come downtown.” She also added that downtown should be zoned for mixed use, with both residences and businesses.- Advertisement – Before okaying the bylaw, Councillor Lori Ackerman brought up a statement on page 46 of the OCP, which states that any proposed boundary extension may only occur if “80 per cent infill of specific land use… has occurred and…  there is a vacancy rate of less than 5 per cent within existing builds”, asking what that will do to land prices within the city. City Planner Kevin Brooks explains the OCP “would give us a threshold or trigger as to why we’d choose to consider extension again. If it came to a point where our industrial land was 80 per cent full, it gives us that ability to then look and go ‘okay, do we now need more industrial land?’, and if so, then we could proceed with the extension process.”Advertisement Brooks says right now the city is at approximately 60 – 65 per cent residential infill, but added that many of the remaining greenfields within the city are slated for residential development within the next 10 – 15 years. Commercial areas are around 60 per cent and industrial areas are around 55 per cent. He says the policy is to set a clear target and solid justification for expansion. Councillor Trevor Bolin agreed that it’s important not to open up other areas before existing ones are at capacity, citing empty buildings downtown. “I think this plan will protect the integrity of the development in our city, and I think that’s going to be huge.” Council thanked both the engineering department that created the department as well a the public who came out and submitted their input on the plan. Councillor Trevor Bolin added, “it means a lot sitting on this side of the table that that many people were involved in creating a document that’s going to outlay our city for a long time, so thank you very much.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgYou guys showed a lot of class when you gave the $2,000 your team won back to the school to help support other academic teams on campus. While we’re giving a pat on the back to people and groups who do great work, but seldom get the recognition for it, I’d like to give a big thank-you to the Valley University Women. For the last 58 years, this local group of education-minded women have provided scholarships to hundreds of hardworking high school students in the San Fernando Valley, many of whom thought college was financially out of reach for them. “Many have overcome substantial obstacles, such as poverty, family difficulties and cultural barriers, to succeed in high school to become what they are today,” said Doris Dent, scholarship chairwoman for the organization, founded in 1945. As always, the women want all the credit to go to the 16 students who earned the $1,500 scholarships this year, not to themselves for providing them. Nice touch. So, congratulations to Loren Diaz, Melissa Medina and Tracy Lee from Burbank High School; Meredith Anderson and Dianne Pulido from Burroughs High; Angeline Chen and Melissa Zanit from El Camino Real High; and Gladys Rodriquez from North Hollywood High. Also, Gina Hong and Jayme Zahavi from Taft High; Suejung Shin and Jason Hong from Granada Hills High; Dianna Delgado and Joana Samson from Sylmar Math/Science; Dorothy Tulanont from Van Nuys Magnet; and Ryan Luong from Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies. For more information on Valley University Women, call co-president Sara Coyle at (818) 789-1574. And finally, if you’re a local history buff, stop by the Canoga Park/Owensmouth Historical Society this Sunday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and help it celebrate Canoga Park’s 95th birthday. “Many members of pioneer families from the area will be there, and the public is invited,” said Jean Jauck, president of the society at 7248 Owensmouth Ave. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m not smart enough to understand it, but they tell me it’s based on the periodic table of elements,” Davis said, laughing as he went back and forth between rooms to praise both teams. The athletes in any high school always get the lion’s share of adulation and attention, but the kids on the academic teams work just as hard and successfully to bring pride to their school, Davis figures. “They deserve the recognition, too,” the principal said. Yes, they do. So, congratulations to baseball players Mike Moustakas, picked second by the Kansas City Royals, and Matt Dominguez, who went 12th to the Florida Marlins. And congratulations to the award-winning science team of Eric Zisfain, Derek Lau, Jonathan Ching, and Zi Ma. Odds and ends from around the Valley: It would have been easy to overlook the other big event going on at Chatsworth High School on Thursday morning, but Principal Jeff Davis wasn’t about to let that happen. While the school’s much-heralded city championship baseball team met in the parents lounge to watch the TV coverage of the Major League Baseball draft – two Chatsworth players were chosen in the top 12 picks – the less than heralded science team was picking up a trophy of its own in the next room. A team of four ninth-graders came up with a science game they call Elemanium that beat out about 6,000 other team entries in the city to win the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Integrated Coordinated Science Award. last_img read more

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first_img“Until the Navy property is a done deal, we need to keep moving forward,” said port spokesman Arley Baker. The port next week will survey the Navy property to see if the fields would fit there instead, he said. Knoll Hill and the Navy property both offer about 41/2 acres of land but the configuration of property lines is different. “Right now we’re working on two parallel paths,” Baker said. “We’re moving forward on the schedule for Knoll Hill in the event that that property has to be used. “But at the same time, we’re trying to assist however we can in assessing the Department of Defense (Navy) property.” Work began this week to clear a 1-acre parcel at the southeast base of Knoll Hill to prepare a space for the off-leash dog park that would be displaced by league fields. The new dog park is tentatively set to open Sept. 17 as a replacement for the 21/2-acre off-leash park that has operated at the top of the hill for five years. League officials continue to have concerns about whether Navy fields could be built in time and whether the site is big enough, said Eastview President Ron Galosic. They also have said the costs could be prohibitive. But another meeting with Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn and port, Little League and Navy representatives is scheduled for Sept. 7 to further explore using the Navy site instead of Knoll Hill. Eastview lost its fields of more than 40years at Gaffey Street and Capitol Drive when Target purchased the former DiCarlo Bakery property to build a new store. The league leased the 3-acre piece of property from DiCarlo for $1 a year and had to vacate the land in June. Hahn’s office has worked for nearly three years to try to find replacement property for the league, finally asking the port to provide temporary space. But the subsequent move to put the temporary league fields on top of the hill overlooking the harbor has drawn intense community opposition over the summer. All three neighborhood councils in San Pedro have taken stands opposing it, as have the local Sierra Club chapter and the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. The league would be limited to only three years at the Knoll Hill site. Youth sports leaders in the community hope to build a sports complex on city sanitation property, but have indicated such a facility is probably still 10 years away. “It’s very frustrating,” said Kara McLeod, a member of the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council that has passed several resolutions objecting to the Knoll Hill site, one of the few potentially open park areas east of Gaffey. “Literally every organization in town is against it. “Everybody wants the kids to be able to play ball, but the price for Knoll Hill is just too high.” The Navy site – about 41/2 acres just east of the existing Lomita Little League fields – would probably be available on a long-term basis, Navy officials have said. Lomita fields have been on the property for more than 40 years. An offer of temporary fields at the Ponte Vista property just south on Western Avenue also was floated this summer by developer Bob Bisno. He said league officials would not have to sign any agreement saying they supported his housing project, a sticking point in earlier negotiations. But Galosic said Eastview was never directly approached with the offer. Lomita Little League officials said they’d welcome Eastview as a new neighbor, indicating the two leagues possibly could join forces in building a more comprehensive facility for youth baseball. “I was thinking that we should merge,” said Lomita Little League President Jesse Esphorst. Lomita’s enrollment has been falling and now stands at about 200 youths. About 600 children are in Eastview. “It would be great for us because of the enrollment,” Esphorst said. “You’d get more volunteers and you’d get more money.” Galosic said there are numerous problems with the merger idea, however, including having enough field space since Lomita also lets a separate Pony League baseball group use its facility. Meanwhile, Eastview this week launched a new scholarship program to sponsor children from low-income families who live in the neighborhoods around Knoll Hill. The scholarship fund will help families pay the $130 annual registration fees. donna.littlejohn@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Donna Littlejohn STAFF WRITER As bulldozers began to roll this week at the base of Knoll Hill in San Pedro, port officials said efforts are still ongoing to try to steer Little League fields onto Navy property on Western Avenue. But with no “wiggle room” in the construction schedule to make sure fields are ready for the spring 2008 season, construction is continuing as planned at the Knoll Hill site, a Port of Los Angeles spokesman said. last_img read more

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first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants Luke Shaw to miss the Under-21 European Championship this summer in favour of resting following an injury-hit campaign.U21 boss Gareth Southgate names his squad for the upcoming tournament on Wednesday.Shaw has spoken of his desire to represent the Young Lions in the Czech Republic, but Van Gaal would prefer it if he stayed at home.The former Southampton youngster has suffered from a number of injuries this season, with the latest coming in United’s win over Crystal Palace last Saturday – and Van Gaal thinks the 19-year-old would benefit from a period of rest instead.The Dutchman said: “He needs that rest. He over-crossed his limits. He is 19-years-old. What can you expect? We have to protect him and I hope that the coach [Southgate] understands that.”Shaw has had a difficult first year at Old Trafford.Van Gaal criticised the full-back for turning up to pre-season out of shape but then hailed the £28million signing as an example to his peers after he battled his way back to fitness.But just after he returned, Shaw was sidelined with a hamstring injury and had to wait until September 27 to make his United debut.He was ruled out for a month with an ankle injury in November and in March he was sidelined for five weeks because of yet more hamstring trouble.Speaking last October, Shaw underlined his desire to play in the Under-21 tournament despite already having four full England caps.The former Southampton left-back said: “I still feel I can go and help out. I’m really looking forward to it.“Of course I would want to go to the Euros, I always want to help out my country and I know there are few other lads who can also drop down as well that summer.”Shaw is unavailable for Sunday’s final home game of the season against Arsenal after receiving an elbow to the face from James McArthur at Palace last week.Wayne Rooney will also miss the match as he has not recovered from the dead leg he suffered in the win at Selhurst Park.Jonny Evans is doubtful due to an unspecified injury, but Rafael has recovered from a rib problem that United initially feared would rule him out for the season.Michael Carrick is out with a calf problem, but Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria are available after sitting out the win in south London due to a virus.Andreas Pereira is the only other absentee. He is away with the Brazil Under-20 side. Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw 1last_img read more

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first_img1 Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham is live on talkSPORT at 6pm (GMT) – click here to streamHarry Kane and Mousa Dembele start on the bench against Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion.Dembele has only recently returned from injury and manager Mauricio Pochettino has also opted to give Eric Dier a rest, while Dele Alli is banned.Spurs play Aston Villa on Sunday and then welcome Dortmund to White Hart Lane on 17 March.However, fans will still be nervous considering Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are in the German side’s starting XI.SPURS XILloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies; Carroll, Mason; Onomah, Son, Eriksen; ChadliSUBS:Subs: Vorm, Carter-Vickers, Walker, Bentaleb, Dembele, Lamela, KaneDORTMUND XI:Weidenfeller, Durm, Piszczek, Bender, Hummels, Schmelzer, Weigl, Castro, Mkhitaryan, Reus, Aubameyang Harry Kane begins the Europa League game against Dortmund on the bench last_img read more

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