SANDY HOOK – On January 1, 2012, the American Littoral Society will hold its 36th annual Dery Bennett New Year’s Day Beach Walk on Sandy Hook. Society staff will lead members and the general public on a bracing walk on the beach, departing at 11 a.m. from Society Headquarters, 18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732. After the walk, the group will gather at Society headquarters for free hot dogs, hot cocoa, cider, and desserts.The annual walk was started in the 1970s by Dery Bennett, who led the American Littoral Society for more than 30 years. He wanted the public to start each year with a focus on the coast. After Bennett passed away in 2009, the Society renamed the walk after him to honor his many years of protecting and preserving New Jersey’s coastal wildlife and habitat and for inspiring so many others to follow his path.The walk is free and open to the public but donations are always welcome. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a dessert to share – finger foods only, please. This is a rain or shine event; however, in the case of an extreme weather event, check the Society’s homepage for a cancellation notice by 7 a.m. the day of the event.The American Littoral Society is a membership-based, non-profit, coastal conservation organization headquartered on Sandy Hook in Highlands, NJ. Since 1961 the Society has promoted the study and conservation of coastal marine life and habitat, defended the coast from harm, and empowered others to do the same through advocacy, education, and conservation. To learn more visit www.littoralsociety.org.
Veteran coach Winston Nevers says he has no interest in becoming the next head coach of Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls, but is publicly endorsing former local star Connie Francis for the post. The Sunshine Girls ended 2016 without a head coach, after Minneth Reynolds resigned in November, one month before her contract was set to expire. It’s understood that the Paula Daley-Morris-led Netball Jamaica administration was leaning to not renew Reynolds’ contract, which was signed by the Marva Bernard administration. Reynolds, who was in the job for just under two-years, guided the Sunshine Girls to a 2-1 series victory over rivals England in the United Kingdom in their last competitive series in November. In the past, Netball Jamaica had faced criticisms for overlooking the vastly experienced Nevers, but the national Under-16 coaching staff member told The Gleaner that this time around, he has no interest in the top post. “They have never called me for the senior team before, but if they call me now, I will tell them that I am not interested in the job,” said Nevers. “There are also three reasons why I am not interested in the job. One, right now I am not keeping a good health, and so I have to look at myself first. Secondly, I can’t take the plane ride and the travelling, and finally, I am not comfortable in the programme.” Francis, a former national coach, he argued, would be a good choice to replace Reynolds and continue the rebuilding of the national netball programme. “I think Netball Jamaica should look at Connie Francis because she is the best person now to handle the programme. I think she is ready for the job and she can also get the best out of these players.” MALE ASSISTANT He added that Netball Jamaica should appoint a male coach as Francis’ assistant in the national team. “I think they should appoint a male coach behind her because they must not make the mistake of not having a male coach in the programme. “These male coaches have been doing a lot of work in netball and they have been getting the results even more than the female coaches now.” Nevers, who is also affectionately called ‘Scrappy’ by his players and fellow coaches, has helped nurture the talent of some of the country’s most decorated netballers. Chief among them are world-renowned shooters Elaine Davis and Romelda Aiken, along with national captain Nadine Bryan, Nicole Aiken, sisters Tiffany and Mesha Wolfe, Tasha Morgan, Georgia Gordon, Anna-Marie Grant and Paula Pinnock. Nevers has guided Jamalco to 16 Netball Jamaica Berger Paints titles, as well as 17 Jamaica National Building Society Senior League trophies.
FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives at U.S. Bank Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Minneapolis. Every marriage has its ups and downs. So New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft urges everyone not to read too much into any reported discord in his organization. Kraft praised Bill Belichick on Monday, March 26, 2018, when asked about some of the unusual decisions the coach made in the Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)ORLANDO, Fla. — Every marriage has its ups and downs. So New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft urged everyone not to read too much into any reported discord in his organization.Kraft praised Bill Belichick on Monday when asked about some of the unusual decisions the coach made in the Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments As for any split among owner, coach and star quarterback, Kraft said he has learned to work with “a strong and powerful coach.”“The so-called tension gets greater when you lose,” Kraft added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd with Brady, Kraft noted that the “feeling of a loss is worse than the feeling of a win” in a Super Bowl, except for that first victory.“I think Tommy is in that category.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Kraft spoke to media at the NFL owners meetings and was grilled about everything from whether All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski will return for another season (Kraft never really answered, though he said he’d seen Gronkowski at the team facility this offseason) to why cornerback Malcolm Butler, now with the Titans, was benched for the Super Bowl.Mostly, the questions were about friction in New England. Kraft said he has met with both Belichick and Brady, something he does regularly.“I have faith in Bill as coach,” Kraft said. “I don’t think there’s anyone (else) who has the football knowledge and expertise and understands personnel and is able to merge those. As someone privileged to own one of these teams, I encourage him to keep going with his instincts.“This is not an energy firm where you go from A to B to C to D. I think Bill’s structure has been pretty good most of the time and has worked pretty well.”Kraft admitted he was perplexed that Butler, a Super Bowl hero in the 2015 game, didn’t play against the Eagles. But he acknowledged he was looking at it from a fan’s viewpoint.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Bowyer snaps 190-race losing streak with Martinsville win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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I haven’t had one instance where Bill has done any decision that was not in the best interest of the team.”While noting that Brady had an unparalleled season as a 40-year-old quarterback, including his third career MVP award, Kraft also recognized how difficult the final game of the 2017 season was for Brady.“You don’t get public with your feelings two weeks after a Super Bowl loss,” he said.Kraft got emotional when concluding the session by talking about lending the team’s airplane to students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida so they could attend the “March For Our Lives” in Washington on the weekend.“When they called and asked would you send a plane and help take the wounded kids and their families and kids who couldn’t go on a normal plane, we didn’t hesitate a minute,” Kraft said. “Because think of it, all of you who have kids, think about losing one of your kids. You wake up in the morning and they go to school and don’t come home at night.“I just thought this is a way for our organization to be able to reach out to those people who are hurting bad. I can’t think of a worse, unnatural thing of losing your child.”Then Kraft, a donor to the Trump campaign, criticized the legislative process and current environment in the nation’s capital.“I have a big problem with what’s going on in Washington and the divisiveness,” he said, “and no one’s listening to one another and forgetting where you stand on this issue.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters
Thirty-six-year-old Cort Demand, of Charity Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), will be spending the next three years behind bars, after he was found guilty of the charge of trafficking in narcotics.Demand was also fined ,000 by Magistrate Sunil Scarce. The businessman was found with a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis on June 29, 2015 at his market stall. The leaves, when weighed, amounted to 35 grams.During his first court appearance on June 30, 2015, he pleaded not guilty to the charge, and was then remanded to prison. A trial was conducted into the matter and on Monday, he was found guilty by Magistrate Scarce.Demand was represented by Attorney-at-Law Latchmin Dindyal.
Following much anticipation by residents of Region One (Barima-Waini) for more accessible water-based transport, Government on Monday announced that a company has been identified to construct a ferry to ply the Georgetown-North West route. For the past several months, Government has been engaging in lengthy discussions with two India-based companies to finalise details for constructing of an ocean-going vessel that residents would utilise.Lady North Cote which currently plies the Georgetown-North West routeThe two companies were announced as Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) and SHOFT Shipyard Pvt Ltd. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon updated members of the media, revealing that the vessel’s construction was closer to reality as the company has already been identified.“It takes a little bit of time from actual conceptualisation of a project to funding for it, so it would have gone through several phases and now a company has been identified to construct the ferry,” Harmon noted.The new vessel is seen as a vital addition since MV Barima and Lady North Cote which ply the route are aged and in dire need of refurbishment. These vessels date back to Guyana’s colonial pre-1966 era. The Indian Government has committed US$18 million for the ferry. Of this amount, US$8 million will be a grant, while the remaining $10 million will be a line of credit to be repaid within 20 years, with a five-year grace period.Over the years, residents have been complaining about the negative impact of the ferry service on their lives and livelihoods. Another one of Guyana’s ferries, the MV Kimbia, was docked for repairs last year. Back in January 2015, former President Donald Ramotar had secured the funding while attending the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Gujrat, India. He had a meeting on the sidelines with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which the commitment was made. Modi will soon visit Guyana.Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam told reporters in March that Government was working to finalise the specifications of the ferry.“They have to finalise the specifications of the ferry, and then one of the companies will be given the bid to manufacture the ocean-going vessel,” the Indian diplomat explained.It was in January 2012 that two Chinese-made vessels were handed over to Guyana to ply various routes in Essequibo.
A Kwakwani Park, Upper Berbice man was granted $30,000 bail by Magistrate Wanda Fortune when he appeared at the Linden Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charge of unlawful wounding.Patrick Sheckle denied the charge which stated that on Monday July 22, 2019 at Kwakwani Park, Kwakwani, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Makel Williams.The 27-year-old miner also currently has a pending traffic matter in the Court. Sheckle will return to Court on August 16.Meanwhile, in the same Court, a 21-year-old construction worker was on Wednesday granted $30,000 bail for unlawful wounding.Samuel Joe of 24 Chumley Hill, Wismar, Linden, pleaded not guilty to the charge.Joe is accused of unlawfully wounding Deon Barkchoi on December 22, 2018 at Section B Christianburg, Wismar. Joe was represented by Attorney Leslyn Charles, who in a bail application, told the Court that her client has no prior brushes with the law.The prosecution had no objection to bail. The case will continue on August 5.
…vehicle hijacked, found abandonedA 42-year-old contractor, who visited a city bank and withdrew over $3 million, is now counting his losses after his vehicle, in which the money was placed, was hijacked on Tuesday morning.Police launched a manhunt for the motor car, and it was found some hours later at the parking lot of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Oronoque and Croal Streets, Georgetown.Reports are that the contractor used his Mazda car to visit a city bank in Georgetown, where he withdrew close to $3.5 million to pay employees.Upon leaving the bank, he drove to a location in Kingston, Georgetown, where he used some of the cash. He then made another stop in the city before arriving at a location in Queenstown, Georgetown.Guyana Times was told that about 09:20h, the contractor parked his vehicle at New Garden Street, between Church and Forshaw Streets, Queenstown before exiting. He left the cash in a bag inside the car and went inside a building.However, upon his return, he realised that the vehicle was missing and immediately raised an alarm. The Police were called and quick action by investigators attached to Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Sub-Division A (Georgetown) led to the recovery of the Mazda motor car, but the cash and important documents were missing.Georgetown Policing Division Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner Edgar Thomas, when contacted by Guyana Times, confirmed that the vehicle was recovered.He stated that presently there were no suspects in custody; however, investigations into the matter were ongoing.Investigators will be utilising the available footage from the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in the capital city as their probe continues.
Onguso impressed for the national team during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup and joins from 2009 champions Sofapaka. The left-back moved to Sofapaka in June from Western Stima but didn’t find favor in coach Sam Ssimbwa’s eyes, more often than not missing from the match day squad.“We are strengthening the team for the Champions League and these are very quality signings we are making. I am more than confident that they will have a huge impact on the team and we will be a force to reckon with next season,” Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda said.Mieno’s signing will be a plus for Gor especially with Kenneth Muguna set to leave the club re re-unite with former coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira in Albania with KF Tirana.“We are still talking with the club and there is a high likelihood that he will be leaving. So we are already looking at contingency measures. Mieno is a good replacement,” Aduda added.Meanwhile, the club has also been boosted with Ugandan Godfrey Walusimbi extending his contract by a further two years, but is yet to tie down captain Musa Mohammed whose contract ends next month.Mohammed is also said to be eyed by Ze Maria for a re-union in Albania.“Contractually, he is still our player but rules allow him to talk to any club if he has less than six months left on his contract. We are also talking to him to extend his contract but we will see how things turn out,” Aduda further said.The club has already signed Nzoia Sugar midfielder Lawrence Juma, Western Stima’s Bernard Ondieki and Kakamega Homeboyz defender Charles Momanyi. They had already acquired the services of Ivorian Ephraim Guikan.Also, youngster Oliver Maloba is set to undergo a two-week trial and medicals with Czech second division side FC Slovak from January 15.Elsewhere, Tusker FC have reported Gor’s new signing Juma and Sofapaka’s new boy Stephen Waruru to the Kenyan Premier League for alleged double signing.“As far as we are concerned, those are players that we had already talked to and signed, but they decided to sign elsewhere again. We have taken the relevant documents to KPL and we hope justice will be served,” Tusker CEO Charles Obiny said.The club is on a rebuilding after releasing a massive 19 players who went together with former coach George Nsimbe. The brewers are set to name their new boss next Wednesday with three shortlisted from an initial list of 150.Obiny has disclosed that all the three coaches are East African nationals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC midfielder Humprey Mieno against Ushuru’s Kennedy Oduor in a past Kenyan Premier League match. .PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have continued to add muscle to their squad ahead of next year’s title defense and CAF Champions League campaign, signing midfielder Humphrey Mieno and left back Wesley Onguso both on three year deals.Mieno has been a long time target for Gor and came close to joining the record 16-time champions a few seasons ago from Sofapaka but a contractual stumbling block prevented the move. However, after he was dropped by Tusker FC, K’Ogalo finally have their man.
(818) 713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“People think that it’s natural to want freedom, but it’s not innate,” Schulweis said. “Passover is a reminder that you have to fight against that inclination to be subservient. You shall be independent, not enslaved.” Participants at Seder use a guide book called a Haggadah. Each person is given a Haggadah in order to actively participate in reciting blessings, eating the symbolic foods and drinking four cups of wine, reading and discussing themes of freedom and singing traditional Seder songs. “Passover is the season of our freedom. Redemption is, to me, the most important part. On many levels, what you are today is not what you may be tomorrow. You can have an addiction and tomorrow you can change your life,” said Cantor Paul Dorman from Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge, who led a Seder on Tuesday for children at the temple’s religious school. “The original holiday was about spring and renewal. You can use the ability to be what you want to be in life, and, how beautiful that is. I told the children to remember all the opportunities that they can have because they are free.” email@example.com Jews in the San Fernando Valley and around the world will gather at sundown today for the start of Passover, the Festival of Freedom marked with a ritual meal or Seder. Passover marks the freedom and flight of the Israelites from Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II more than 3,000 years ago. The observance includes a Seder on the first two nights, when symbolic foods are served and the Haggadah is read, recounting the story of the Exodus. “Passover is the root narrative of Judaism,” said Rabbi Harold Schulweis from Valley Beth Shalom in Encino. “It’s especially important today because religion must be based on freedom of choice. Passover is a reminder of the many ways we are enslaved. We are enslaved by the pursuit of money and fortune and by our selfishness.” Schulweis said he looks forward to the part of the Seder when a bitter herb – typically horseradish – is eaten. The experience reminds him of his childhood, when his grandfather told him the bitter herb allows those at the Seder to feel with their whole being what it was like to be enslaved.
Pictured at the presentation of Clubs and Societies Awards at LyIT are Katy Murphy who won the Leadership Award and Isobel Keenan who won the Outstanding Club Member Award, both seated along with Paul Hannigan, President and Billy Bennett, Registrar, LyIT. Included are Michael Farren, Fiona Kelly, Tanya Rusell, President Student Union, Paddy Gallagher and AnnMarie Kelly, members of the Clubs and Societies Finance Committee.Tanya Russell, President of Letterkenny IT Student Union pictured with students Katy Murphy and Jesicca Martin on receiving the Best Club Award 2015 for the Gaisce Society in Lettterkenny IT. Both girls are members of the Gaisce Society which carries out extensive good work and raises funds for poorer communities.John McClean a leading member of the Gardening Club at LyIT pictured receiving a Clubs & Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT. John and the members have been instrumental in setting up and maintaining the Gardening Club for students seeking advice on gardening, the club also dedicated time to carrying out gardening duties on a voluntary basis in Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny.Isobel Keenan a member of the Canoe Club at LYIT pictured receiving the Outstanding Club Member Award 2015 from Tanya Russell, SU President at the President of Club Awards.Pictured at the LYIT Clubs & Societies presentation of awards are mmembers of the Gaisce Society who won the Best Club Award 2015, included are Aine Ni Domhnaill, Ciara Walsh, Patrick Treanor, Ciara Murray, Leona Cullen, Eleanor Scanlon, Evelyn Boyle, Dara Kelly, Isobel Keenan and Billy Bennett, Registrar LyIT. In front are Ciaran White, Kergen Steele, Jesicca Martin, Paul Hannigan, President LYIT, Katy Murphy, Tanya Russell and Aine Higgins.Members of the Ladies GAA team who were presented with the Team Award at LYIT Presentation of Awards are Isobel Keenan, Niamh Rhatigan, Rose Mannering, Sarah Faulkner, Arlene Gallagher and Aine Higgins, back row are Paul Hannigan, Paddy Gallagher, Rebekah Mooney, Dara Kelly, Gemma Glackin, Eamon O’Boyle and Billy Bennett.Aoife McGrory , Beechwood Road, Letterkenny, a student at LyIT pictued receiving a Clubs and Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannigan, President ,LYIT. Aoife is an energetic member of the Public Speaking Society.Members of the Android App Society winners of the Civic and Community Engagement Award at the LyIT Presentation of Awards included in the photograph are Gareth Toland, Paulius Karbauskas, Kieran Thompson, Stanley Nyadzayo, and Billy Bennett, Registrar, in front are Denis Bourne, Paul Hannigan, President LYIT and Gearoid Maguire.Adam Crossan a student at LYIT pictured with Paul Hannigan, President LyIT at the presentation of Clubs and Societies Scholarships 2015, Adam was selected for his work with LGBT Society in the institute.Clubs & Societies Scholarship winners at LyIT pictured at the Presentation of Awards are Paulius Karbauskas, Denis Bourne, both Android App Society members, Tanya Russell Student Union, Michael Carroll, Public Speaking Society, Adam Crossan, LGBT Society, Billy Bennett, Registrar, Lyit. In front are Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society, Isobel Keenan, Canoe Club, Paul Hannigan, President LYIT, Aoife McGrory, Public Speaking Society and John McClean, Gardening Club.Sarah Faukner pictured with Paddy Gallagher being presented with a Special Recognition Award for Sport in LYIT. Sarah is a member of both GAA and Soccer Clubs at LYIT and has made a considerable impact on both teams in the past years.Paulius Karbauskas a member of the Android App Sociey in LyIT pictured receiving a Clubs & Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannighan , President LYIT, Paulius has volunteered his time along with Android App colleagues in teaching programming to children groups and also to Transition Year students in Colaiste Ailigh, Leitirceanainn.Michael Carroll a student at LYIT receiving a Clubs & Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannigan for his work with the Public Speaking Society in the institute. The presentation was made at a Presentation of Awards evening in the Radisson Blu Hotel.The Ladies GAA Team who are the Winners of the Team Award in LyIT, picturesd are Aine Higgins, Rose Mannering, Sarah Faulkner, Shannon Maxwell, Arlene Gallagher and Leah Kerrigan, in the back row are Eamon O’Boyle, Gemma Glackin, Paul Hannigan, President LyIT, Rebekah Mooney, Dara Kelly, Niamh Rhatiga and Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer LYIT.The Board of Irish Colleges Societies (BICS) is the next stopping point for the winning members of the LYIT Clubs and Societies awards which were presented on Thursday 19 March to a packed house in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.The Most Outstanding Club Member was presented to Isobel Keenan, Canoe Club, LyITBest Society in Civic, Charity and Community Engagement Award went to the Android App Society Leadership Award went to Katy Murphy, a member of the Gaisce Society.Best Society 2015 Award also went to the Gaisce Society.Also on the evening, Clubs and Societies Scholarships the value of €1,000 were awarded to 8 worthy student applicants.Adam Crossan, LGBT Society, Denis Bourne, Android App Society, Gearoid Maguire, Android App, Aoife Mc Grory, Public Speaking Society, Isobel Keenan, Gaisce Society, John Mc Clean, Gardening Club, Michael Carroll, Public Speaking Society and Paulius Karbauskas, Android App Society. In sport Stephen Henry, GAA, was awarded Individual Sports Star for his dedication to the college club over his four years of study.Sarah Faulkner, a member of both Ladies Soccer and GAA Clubs was also presented a Special Recognition Award.The Team Award was presented to the Ladies GAA team who have formed an impressive bond in training and playing throughout the current year and who, it is hoped, will develop further in the coming years.As part of the national Campus Engage the organisers of the event were keen to impress the evolving role of Clubs & Societies in LYIT and nationally, given the rewards that can now be gained through national recognition, LYIT can justifiably take credit from an impressive Clubs programme. 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