Holmdel Legion team looking to improve this summer

first_imgSquad currently has 2-3-2 mark The Holmdel High School American Legion junior team is off to a 2-3-2 start for its summer schedule under coach Tony Fernicola. Sponsored by American Legion Post 321 of Union Beach, the Holmdel squad has generally played well and has been in every game, the coach noted. “This isn’t all about winning,” Fernicola said. “It’s about having fun and learning and giving our players the opportunity to work on things. The main thing is that we want to keep them playing baseball.” The Holmdel contingent is playing a 20- game schedule in the Monmouth County American Legion league. While Fernicola has an 18-man roster, he usually requests that only 12 players attend each game. “It’s summer and some of our guys are working or doing other things,” he explained. “That’s all right, but all of our guys will have a chance to play. What I don’t want to do is have guys sitting on the bench who won’t get into the game.” Although Holmdel has three losses, Fernicola said that pitching has been a strong suit. His team’s combined ERA is under three runs per game – a good mark by any measure. Lefty Paul Rabat, A.J. and Alex Castiglia, Anthony Patres, Jim Tully, who attends Christian Brothers Academy, and Paul Curran, who attends Colts Neck High School, have all performed well on the hill. At the plate, Tully, who has become the heart of the team, is batting .420, followed closely by Anthony Canzoneri, a St. John Vianney product, who is hitting .415. Infielder John Sieg has also hit the ball well and is at .389. Outfielder Danny Morelli is also over the .300 mark with a team-leading three round-trippers. “Overall we’ve been hitting the ball hard; unfortunately, of late it’s been right at people,” Fernicola said. “If we keep doing that, more balls will eventually drop. Right now I’m actually pretty happy with the way we’ve been swinging the bat.” Outfielder Joe Pomarico has been doing a good job of putting the ball in play and infielder/ outfielder Tom LaPorta has been finding ways to get on base where he can take advantage of his speed. The coach noted that Alex Castiglia has been a defensive force behind the plate throwing out the majority of runners who have tried to steal. Other members of the team include catcher Nick Solfaro, infielders Frank Strick, Matthew Fernicola, Chris Bosco and Paul Curran, along with outfielder Brock Gomez. While the bulk of the team consists of Holmdel players, Tully, attends CBA; Canzoneri is at SJV; and Bosco, Curran and LaPorta attend Colts Neck. “While we’re all about learning, I have to say the team has also been very competitive,” Fernicola said. “We’ve been in every game and everyone has been working very hard. That’s all I can ask.” BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer last_img read more

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Jarencio tweets: ‘I’m only one call away’

first_imgView comments Romeo still wows Belo even as competitors Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Pido Jarencio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer champion Pido Jarencio posted another cryptic tweet Thursday morning hinting at his desire to return to his old post at University of Santo Tomas.“I’m only one call away. I’ll be there to save your day. #PusoPridePalaban,” Jarencio posted on @pidojarencio1.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lifting words from Charlie Puth’s hit single “One Call Away,” it was the second time Jarencio alluded to a possible return to the Tigers’ lair.READ: Is Pido Jarencio hinting at a UST comeback?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliEarlier this month, he also sent out a tweet which read: “Lets bring back the glory! #pusopridepalaban #GoUSTe #USTGrowlingTigers,” paired with a photo of the team celebrating the 2006 championship.Jarencio was earlier quoted in a report on The Varsitarian expressing his intention to return if the job is vacant. EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Yes, I want to return if the position is vacant,” he said in the report.Jarencio steered the Growling Tigers to a championship and three Finals appearances from 2006 to 2013.He has since moved on to GlobalPort in the PBA, where he acted as the head coach and currently, head of basketball operations.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol townlast_img read more

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Learning to endure – Kyle Butler discusses coping with father Craig’s cancer diagnosis

first_imgFootballer Kyle Butler has described the last three years as the toughest of his life after his father, Phoenix All Stars Football Academy founder Craig Butler, was diagnosed with cancer. The 21-year-old Butler, who plays professional football in Austria at LASK Juniors OO, could hardly control his emotions as he reflected on the day when he first got the news that his father was been diagnosed with the illness. However, he had not give details on the cancer’s specification. “It is tough,” Kyle said. “When he just found out, it was very heart-wrenching. I was in Belgium, by Genk, and it was hard just even training, but life got better, and he is doing a little better,” he said. I just used this as motivation, so when you see him in the stands and he is watching and he is there, we should just give our all and make sure that he enjoys the game.” He added that his father’s illness has taken a big toll on his body. “As a footballer, I would say mentally, it is a bit challenging, but I just have to overcome and be strong for everyone. “At first, it was a bit challenging in terms of playing, but now, I have managed to deal with it and not think about it before a game or training, and afterwards, I deal with it.” The outspoken Craig, adoptive father and agent of talented Jamaican winger Leon Bailey, who plies his trade for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga, is also the president of Maltese club St Andrew FC.last_img read more

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Govt’s unbridled resort to convenience

first_imgThere are reports that earlier this week, a No-Confidence Motion (NCM) was called against the Chief Constable of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown. Information pertaining to the result of that vote indicates that nineteen of the thirty elected members of the Council who voted in favour are from A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)— the dominant partner of the ruling coalition— and, in reality, the actual government. It won twenty-one out of those thirty seats at the most recent Local Government Elections (LGE).Reportedly, there was a lack of confidence in Chief Constable’s performance. He was accused by that grouping of displaying a lacklustre and a general incompetent attitude towards his job. The purpose of the NCM was therefore to have him removed. That objective was reportedly met. This is extremely significant in the context of the ongoing political situation which was triggered by a successful NCM in December 2018.The APNU-led APNU/AFC coalition continues to disregard all constitutional processes that the successful NCM mandated and it has defied all rulings and consequential orders of the judicial system to abide and respect the Constitution. Officials of that party, and who also hold senior positions in Government, have been adamant that the December 2018 NCM was not valid despite the ruling of the speaker and the courts. They even boldly proclaimed that the Government cannot be removed by a NCM and that the final court has no jurisdiction here.One very senior official reportedly vehemently postulated that the Government must be allowed to rule for its full term and that NCM must not be an option in the Constitution. This is despite the fact that when in the Opposition, it was in the process of tabling a NCM against the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) government.The reality of the APNU/AFC government’s continual refusal to abide by the Constitution is that elections mandated within ninety days of the successful passage of the NCM, are still to be held six months and counting after the deadline expired in March this year.From all indications, through a perceived lack of urgency by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) — which allegedly takes its cue from the APNU/AFC government— a timeline for these overdue elections is no closer to being announced. Just recently, GECOM’s Secretariat presented to the Commission a timeline for March 2020. That would make it one year after the NCM was passed; nine months in excess of what the Constitution demands.That smacks of delaying tactics and it seems indisputable that the Government remains relentless in its efforts to institute same to avoid elections. Over the past six months, it presented the most frivolous excuses to have the Parliamentary-approved NCM overturned. Many Guyanese remain convinced that in the process, the Government made a mockery of the judicial process and harmed the country’s reputation of being able to offer quality legal representation.Millions of taxpayers’ money was unnecessarily spent to avoid what the nation’s Constitution has enshrined with regard to a successful NCM. In other words, the Government, through its actions since December 2018, leaves no ambiguity over its position on the NCM. It seems convinced it was unnecessary, invalid and operates as if it never happened.From that, one can safely conclude that the APNU/AFC coalition does not see an NCM as a constitutional and democratic mechanism to hold the Government accountable and to effect fresh elections. As a matter of fact, through its said actions, it appears not to see a NCM as valid for anything, including removing an officer accused of incompetence from his/her position.The successful passage of the NCM at the M&CC is another instance that exposes the unbridled and incessant duplicitousness on the part of the APNU/AFC coalition government. It was tabled and seconded by councillors representing APNU, which holds the majority. It should be noted that two of its councillors abstained from casting a vote.That aside, one can seemingly safely assume that NCM within the Municipality could not have been realised without being sanctioned by APNU’s hierarchy, which the President heads. Ironically, over the past nine months, he has repeatedly said his government will uphold the law. With every passing day, that particular statement appears more and more deceptive as the election timeline drags on.The mindboggling question is: how could representatives of the ruling party resort to the use of a NCM to remove someone when that said party does not abide by the results of one passed by the highest decision-making body in the country?Is it a case of mere convenience to foster its own agenda? Is it a case of blatantly taking the rest of Guyana and Guyanese for granted? Many who have become wary of the Government’s continual defiance of the Constitution will, no doubt, answer in the affirmative. A casual analysis of the current political situation will make it impossible not to believe they are right.last_img read more

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3 hospitalised after bee attack at Pomona

first_imgResidents living in Pomona New Housing Scheme on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two (Supenaam-Pomeroon) are fearful about freely going about their daily routine owing to a swarm of bees in the area.Seven persons have thus far been stung by the bees, three of whom are presently hospitalised at the Suddie Public Hospital. They are currently being treated for hundreds of bee stings.According to residents, the bees, suspected to be Africanised, are currently on a mango tree near an abandoned house. The house was previously occupied by some overseas-based Guyanese.Pomona residents are, therefore, calling on the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) to chop the mango tree down or to have someone in the business of apiculture remove the bees from the area. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

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Three Flee From Crash

first_imgThis morning, at approximately 3:25 a.m., Trooper William Carlson was dispatched to a vehicle that slid off the ramp from I-80/94 eastbound to Kennedy Avenue northbound into standing water.  A passing motorist stated that all the occupants (3) of the car were running down the ramp towards a local hotel off Kennedy Avenue. Trooper Carlson was told by a motorist who had stopped to check on the submerged car, that two of the occupants were hiding over the outside barrier wall in the high grass, Carlson and a Griffith police officer located a male and female hiding in the grass near the outside barrier wall on the ramp from Kennedy north to I-80/94 east. The male, identified as Anthony Luis Salinas, 28 out of Hammond, Indiana was detained and later arrested by Hammond Police for multiple outstanding warrants (Operating While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene through Hammond Police and Operating While Intoxicated through Lake County Sheriff’s Department). A 20 year old female from East Chicago began convulsing and stopped breathing.  Trooper Carlson began chest compressions and utilized other life saving measures provided by Griffith Police Officer Todd Dawes on her. She regained consciousness and was placed in a rescue position until EMS arrived.  She was transported to Munster Community Hospital.Hammond Police Officer Matthew Zambala located the driver of the car in the bathroom of the local hotel. He was identified as Gabriel Salinas, 38 out of Valparaiso, Indiana.  Gabriel Salinas stated that he had driven over black ice on the ramp, lost control and went into the standing water. Gabriel was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for OWI with a prior conviction (level 6 Felony), OWI Endangerment (Class A Misdemeanor), and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash (Class B Misdemeanor). He was taken to the Lake County Jail in Crown Point.The ramp from northbound Kennedy to I-80 eastbound was partially closed for approximately 30 min.Assisting on scene: Hammond PD, Griffith PD, Sgt. Dwayne Dillahunty, Trp. William Stancy, Hammond EMS and Fire, Waffco Towing.last_img read more

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Taylor Swift’s “Overhauled New Image” Looks Like Sophisticated Punk

first_imgThe album is called “Reputation”, and it’ll be out on November 10th.  The cover image is black and white, and ‘Reputation’ is written in an Old English-style font . . . like a hardcore punk album from back in the day. It sure seems like Taylor is going to be tackling some celebrity gossip issues . . . and it’s possible that she’s zeroing in on the fall-out from her feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, because some people think the “Reputation” font is a reference to the one Kanye used in connection with his last album. FULL STORY:  TAYLOR SWIFT released the details on her next album, and the cover photo features her supposed “overhauled new image.”  It seems like the look she’s going for is . . . SOPHISTICATED PUNK. TAYLOR SWIFT’s next album is called “Reputation”, and it’s coming out on November 10th.  It’s supposed to have a pop sound, but the album cover makes it look like she’s going for a ‘sophisticated punk’ image.center_img Taylor also confirmed that the first single will be out sometime TONIGHT. It features an image of Taylor with her hair slicked back and her old tattered shirt, she looks like some kind of ’80s noir femme fatale.  There’s also a bunch of newspaper articles in the design, but they all just say her name over and over again.  That also kind of fits into the punk vibe.last_img read more

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Broadwells announce $1 million commitment to scholarships for WCU students

first_imgWhen Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher announced a $1.23 million commitment to the university’s efforts to provide enhanced scholarship support for WCU students, they did so in hopes of inspiring others to follow suit.Mission accomplished. Just 16 days after that Oct. 12 announcement, retired banking executive F. Edward Broadwell Jr. and wife Donna Allsbrook Broadwell found themselves so moved by the Belchers’ actions that they have made their own commitment to WCU’s fundraising campaign to the tune of $1 million for scholarships.Announcement of the pledge, a blend of cash donations and an estate gift, came Saturday, Oct. 28, as Ed Broadwell, former chair of the WCU Board of Trustees, accepted the university’s Distinguished Service Award as part of Homecoming 2017 activities.“I truly believe that higher education is the great equalizer and the key to upward individual economic mobility. I truly believe that Western Carolina University – through the well-educated graduates that it produces – is vital to the social and economic development of Western North Carolina,” Broadwell said.“Donna and I agree with David and Susan Belcher that higher education is the stuff of the American dream, as the chancellor puts it. That is why Donna and I have decided to increase our financial support for this incredible university – and for the students who are the heart and soul of this place, who represent the future of our region and our state,” he said.Belcher said the gift announcement serves as a shining example of the type of leadership, service and sacrifice that are characteristic of recipients of the university’s Distinguished Service Award.“This announcement reveals Ed Broadwell’s true colors,” Belcher said. “At an event to honor his long record of service to Western Carolina University, Ed, once again, demonstrates his steadfast belief in the power of higher education to improve the lives of the people of Western North Carolina, a region he dearly loves. The support he and Donna are providing to our university will be felt by many future generations to come with this transformative gift.”An Asheville resident, Broadwell retired as HomeTrust Bank’s chief executive officer in 2013, but he continues to be associated with the bank as chief executive officer emeritus. A longtime supporter of WCU and the other two University of North Carolina system institutions located in the mountains, he was elected to the UNC Board of Governors and served on that body from 1995 until 2007. He then served on the UNC Tomorrow Commission and was elected to the WCU Board of Trustees in 2009. His terms on the WCU board continued through June of this year and included two years as chairman. He and Donna Broadwell joined forces with HomeTrust Bank in 2015 to create a fund to provide significant scholarship assistance annually to deserving WCU students from the region.Their latest gift, in support of the Ed and Donna Broadwell Endowed Scholarship, will provide significant scholarship assistance annually to deserving students who are graduates of public high schools in WNC, with preference given to residents of Buncombe, Haywood and Henderson counties.“Thank you, Ed, and thank you, too, Donna. Just as the Belchers have inspired you to make this transformative gift to Western Carolina University, so you are inspiring others to do likewise,” Robin Parton Pate, president of the WCU Alumni Association, said at the gift announcement. “Ed, you have given your time and your talent to WCU through your service on the system’s Board of Governors and this institution’s Board of Trustees. And Ed and Donna, you both have previously given of your treasure. Today, you are increasing your investment in the students of Western Carolina University, which also is an investment in the future of the Western North Carolina region you so deeply love.“I feel confident that many other friends and alumni of this university will follow your lead and help continue the great forward momentum that you are building at Western Carolina,” Pate said.WCU is in the preliminary “leadership” stage of its Lead the Way fundraising campaign. Organizers of the campaign from the university’s Division of Advancement will reveal more details about the public phase of the effort in early 2018. For information, visit the website give.wcu.edu.last_img read more

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Congratulations To WCU Graduates

first_imgRecognition for four graduating students with perfect GPAs, presentation of an award to one of the University of North Carolina System’s premier teachers, and the inspiring success stories of two other graduating students were among the highlights Friday and Saturday (May 10-11) as WCU held a trio of commencement exercises. Commencement for WCU’s Graduate School was held Friday night. Saturday included a morning ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Allied Professions, and Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts, followed by an afternoon commencement for the colleges of Business, Health and Human Sciences, and Engineering and Technology. All three ceremonies were presided over by WCU Interim Chancellor Alison Morrison-Shetlar, with Acting Provost Carol Burton presenting candidates for degrees. After grades from final exams are tallied and academic records finalized, WCU’s spring class, including recipients of both undergraduate and graduate degrees, is expected to total more than 1,650 graduates, which would be the largest class in university history and WCU’s eighth-straight record spring class.last_img read more

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The Future of Enterprise 2.0 Technologies

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Features#NYT#web Related Posts In a couple of reports released today, Forrester Research makes projections on the future of enterprise web technologies. Forrester predicts that social networking tools and internal wikis “will have the greatest impact on workplace collaboration”. It is bullish too on forums and RSS, which Forrester claims “have a future in the enterprise but are currently underused”. Mashups are also mentioned in the report – previously they’d claimed it would be a $700 million market by 2013. As for which technologies will decline, Forrester says that podcasts have “a limited future as an enterprise tool”.Forrester is also skeptical about microblogging tools in the enterprise – such as Twitter, Socialcast and Yammer. The report rather cynically suggested that “microblogs appeal to both the egocentrism and the voyeurism of Web 2.0 aficionados.” Nevertheless Forrester said that it expects enterprise microblogs to “become a feature, not a standalone product category”.Oliver Young, an analyst at Forrester Research, stated that despite there being a lot of buzz about the consumer market for web 2.0 applications, “the greatest opportunity today for vendors is in the business-to-business collaboration space”.For the technologies that Forrester is most bullish on, social networking and wikis, the report stated that the “cultural resistance” to social networks will “eventually break, allowing workers to connect with like-minded colleagues and enabling a collaboration channel that previously didn’t exist in the enterprise.” On wikis, Forrester noted that users have already reported success with wiki projects and it expects this to grow even more. Wikis are most successful, said Forrester, when sponsored by business leaders and connected to business processes. Forrester estimated in April that the enterprise 2.0 market will hit $4.6 billion by 2013. They also predicted in October that enterprise 2.0 apps will fall dramatically in price. So while the overall value of enterprise web applications will increase, the amount vendors charge for them is expected to decline over time. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanuslast_img read more

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