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first_imgThe Central Jersey Hawks boys 16U team finished eighth at the Division 1 Nationals in Little Rock, Ark., this past week. The Hawks defeated the Charlotte Court, 67-61, and qualified to play the Arkansas Wings for sixth place, but a transportation conflict forced the Hawks to forfeit and therefore they finished eighth. The Hawks were led by Neptune High School’s Gary Foster, who consistently outplayed his taller opponents. Foster averaged 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals for the tournament. Colts Neck point guard Mitchell Kates averaged 18 points, five assists and three steals per contest. His point guard skills wooed the Arkansas crowds. Will Brown, of Ewing High School, averaged 14 points and shot a sizzling 58.3 from three-point range, along with some stellar defense. Isiah Dixon rounded out the scoring, averaging 10 points a contest. A one-pitch co-ed softball tournament will be held in the Middletown area on Sunday, Sept. 24. Entrance fee is $300. Food, beverages and entertainment to follow. Proceeds to benefit Cerebral Palsy research. For more information e-mail Jim at The Jersey Shore Hurricanes won the Peninsula 10U championship, 7-0, behind a one-hit, complete-game shutout thrown by Corey Martin. The Hurricanes beat the Atlantic Division champions River Plaza Rats. The Hurricanes were led by Bruce Strickland, who went 3-for-3. Matt Kurdewan, Adam Sheridan, Mason Gaetano, Vince Gallo, Brendan Corrigan, Mike Barber, Kevin Reilly, John Johnson, Austin Tieri and Sam Lorenzo all had hits to help in the victory. The Hurricanes were 11-1 in their league this year and 4-4 in tournament play. The coaches, Joe Gaetano, Tom Gallo, John Johnson and Ken Martin, are very proud of these young boys for how they competed and the way they played with sportsmanship. The Holmdel Stallions U10 soccer team, the Wizards, is looking for travel soccer players. The Wizards compete in the National 1 flight of MOSA. Any boy with travel soccer experience and born after July 1996 can contact Tom at (732) 739-9780. The Holmdel Stallions U10 soccer team, the Wizards, is looking for travel soccer players. The Wizards compete in the National 1 flight of MOSA. Any boy with travel soccer experience and born after July 1996 can contact Tom at (732) 739-9780. The Lincroft Hilltoppers 11U Baseball Club has positions available for the fall and spring seasons in the Central Jersey Baseball League. For more information, contact Coach Cotterell at hilltopper14@comcast.netlast_img read more

Woman’s body found at Foulis foreshore identified as Enmore resident

first_imgMore than one week after the discovery of a body of an unidentified woman at Foulis Foresore, East Coast Demerara, it was positively identified as a domestic worker of Enmore, ECD.The body was reportedly identified as Indroutie ‘Indra’ Dass of Logwood, Enmore, ECD. At the time of the discovery, the woman’s blouse was pulled to her chest and her pants and undergarment were below her knees thus leaving investigators to believe that she was sexually assaulted.Dead domestic worker, Indroutie ‘Indra’ DassThere was also a yellow metal chain wrapped around the woman’s neck. In addition, a pair of slippers and a hammock was found in close proximity of the body. She was lying face up and her arm sustained a gaping wound. The body was discovered by a man whom had gone to the foreshore to dispose of garbage.Loretta Narine, the cousin who identified the body told the Guyana Times that the woman went missing 10 days ago after she left home for work. She reportedly worked in the area for several people.However, after days passed and she did not return home, Narine went to the woman’s house which she shared with her common law husband to enquire. While there, the woman claimed that he had not seen the woman but failed to lodge a missing person’s report at the police station.Nevertheless, after days passed and she did not show up at one of her employer’s house, the businessman and his wife went to the now dead woman’s house to enquire the reason for not turning up to work but it was at that time, the couple learnt of the woman’s disappearance.The cousin noted that she recalled listening to the news about a woman’s body being found. “I remember but after they say that the woman was ‘dougla’, we didn’t pay much attention but after we search all ova for Indra, we decided to go to the police station”.Narine explained that she took the woman’s identification card to the Cove and John Police Station on Wednesday last where they related their story. They were accompanied to the mortuary where they positively identified her cousin’s body.The woman further stated that after they made the report, the reputed husband and another man were taken into custody to be questioned in connection with the woman’s disappearance and subsequent death. They were nevertheless, released from custody.A post mortem is expected to be performed today (Friday). The woman leaves to mourn her six children – two of whom are minors and presently cared for by an aunt. Investigations into the woman’s death are on-going.last_img read more

Local designer launches “My heart beats in Africa”

first_imgModels hit the runway in over 130 exotic pieces from the “Shape” 2018 collection, bringing to life the creative vision of local fashion designer Donna RamsammyModels display Ethiopian –themed piecesJames as she again stole the limelight in the local fashion industry.The 20th annual staging of “My heart beats in Africa”-themed fashion show, which exhibited both male and female attire incorporating the softness of Asia, the depth of Africa and the colour of the Caribbean, was inspired by James’s recent visit to Nairobi in Kenya, East Africa.Guests attired in glamorous African-themed outfits gathered on the lawns of Herdmanston House in the cool atmosphere of Sunday evening in obvious anticipation of the much-talked-about event.The two-hour-long mesmerizing fashion show saw several sequences featuring the diverse fashion trends of various African tribes, every design exquisite and unique.Following the glamourous presentations, the genius behind it all, James, took toMother and daughter “dress-alike” pieces featured in Kente PrintModel Treasure James takes hold of the runwaythe catwalk to express her undying appreciation to supporters. She disclosed that the proceeds of the show go to the Guyana Relief Council (GRC), and she called upon Chairperson of the organisation, Mrs. Yvonne Hinds, to graciously accept the cheque.Designs were available for purchase.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL photographer Ollie Kelly has pulled together a slideshow to make you proud of the county.We know from his last sideshow that it was appreciated by thousands of people who have left this gorgeous county for foreign fields and dreams. So apologies to those who found the last one a wee bit sore on the auld ticker.We can assure you aint missed a thing. (And we’ll see you all home soon.)DDTV: ANOTHER VIDEO FROM DONEGAL TO ALL OUR READERS OVERSEAS! ENJOY was last modified: October 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldaily.comHomes of Donegalollie kelly photographerPaul Bradylast_img read more

Wayne Rooney aims new dig at media after breaking Manchester United goal record

first_imgWayne Rooney once again hit out at the media after his strike in Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Feyenoord made him the Red Devils’ all-time leading goalscorer in Europe.United and England captain Rooney has dominated the headlines since pictures emerged showing him, complete in Three Lions training kit, looking the worse for wear during the international break.Rooney was reported by The Sun to have been up until the early hours at a wedding in The Grove hotel following England’s 3-0 victory against Scotland, and the 31-year-old subsequently ”unreservedly” apologised to interim boss Gareth Southgate, the Football Association and young fans.He then fought his corner after United’s draw with Arsenal last Saturday, saying ”what’s been going on is disgraceful”, that his treatment showed ”a lack of respect” and that ”enough is enough”.Speaking to BT Sport 2 on Thursday after the Feyenoord game, Rooney denied he had been at a wedding and said: ”All that’s created by people like yourself asking questions now (the criticism he has received).”I think people in the media (are) making a big deal over nothing. I actually didn’t even step foot into the wedding and I think it’s a shame that I’m having to talk about it now after such a great victory.”Rooney netted the opener in the Europa League Group A win against Feyenoord with a delightful chipped finish that took him to 39 European goals for United.He is also now on 248 goals overall for the club, putting him just one their behind all-time record scorer Sir Bobby Charlton.Rooney added: ”It’s a great feeling to score goals and to score goals for this club. So I’m pleased. I’m sure there’s plenty more to come and I’m happy with the win as well as the goal.”It was a good win. We’re pleased we got four goals. I think the second goal killed the game, even though we were in control at 1-0. You never know what can happen.”Following Rooney’s 35th-minute effort, he teed up Juan Mata to double the lead after the break, a Brad Jones own-goal made it 3-0, and in stoppage time substitute Jesse Lingard wrapped up a victory that leaves United second in Group A and needing only a point from their final pool game away against Zorya Luhansk to seal qualification for the last 32.United boss Jose Mourinho said of Rooney: “It is an amazing achievement obviously and will be even better if he can help to bring to the club the only competition they have never won in their history, which is the Europa League.“It is not the biggest competition obviously, but let’s try, let’s push. I know it will be difficult – there are a lot of matches. But let’s try to qualify, and if we do in Ukraine, then more matches to come and hopefully more goals for Rooney to score.“His performance was like the team – good, solid.” 1 Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Feyenoord last_img read more

Broad tells talkSPORT what he thinks about O’Neill getting Forest job

first_img 3 Stuart Broad is in the West Indies preparing for the Test series Aitor Karanka left the club on Friday and they have moved swiftly to find his replacement.Forest are four points outside the play-off places in the Championship.Broad will not be able to see his side under their new boss for a number of weeks, though, as he is with England preparing to take on the West Indies in a three Test series in the Caribbean. The 66-year-old played 371 games for Forest and helped them win back-to-back European Cups.Broad believes that regardless of what happens during his spell as manager, he will always be a club legend.He added: “No I don’t think it will (affect his reputation as a club legend). Stuart Pearce is still a legend at Nottingham Forest. I think Martin O’Neill will see it as a great chance and opportunity.“He’s been at Sunderland and Ireland and will look at the potential that Forest have got with some of the best players in the Championship, in my opinion.”Listeners can catch all the action from the first Test in Barbados on talkSPORT 2 on January 23 from 2pm GMT. “You just hope Martin O’Neill gets a good run at it,” Broad told talkSPORT. “A couple of years to build a side, a squad and a style of play he wants to play and that the fans can enjoy and hopefully win promotion.“Fans at the City ground always expect quite high things and that is natural from the history of our club.“Promotion, from a fan’s point of view, is not an absolute must this season, it is maybe a bit more expected from the hierarchy.“O’Neill has a great track record of getting sides almost better than their potential. He’s obviously got a huge knowledge of the footballing world and of our club.“I think the fans seem pretty happy with his appointment.” 3center_img Stuart Broad hopes Martin O’Neill will be given time at Nottingham Forest to make his mark on the club.England bowler Broad is a Forest season-ticket holder and has spoken to talkSPORT following the announcement of club legend O’Neill as their latest manager. Stuart Broad has spoken about new Forest manager Martin O’Neill 3 Martin O’Neill was appointed as Forest manager last_img read more

Barcelona vs Liverpool live on talkSPORT: Commentary, stream and line-ups

first_img on target Aiming high BOOST 2 Barcelona and Liverpool go head-to-head in the Champions League semi-finals tonight and the blockbuster clash is live on talkSPORT.Barca saw off Manchester United with ease in the last round to set up a meeting with another Premier League giant. Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS Barcelona vs Liverpool: Line-upsBarcelona: Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal, Messi, Suarez, Coutinho.Subs: Semedo, Arthur, Dembele, Cillessen, Malcom, Umtiti, Alena.Liverpool: Alisson, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah.Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Firmino, Henderson, Shaqiri, Origi, Alexander-Arnold.Referee: Bjorn Kuipers Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman The Reds, who were beaten finalists last season, face a big task to get past Lionel Messi and co but have been superb this term.This evening’s huge first-leg tie will be live on talkSPORT and here’s how you can tune in. Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool take on Barcelona tonight Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available 2 ready? Liverpool will face their old star Luis Suarez against Barcelona Barcelona vs Liverpool: How to listenFull commentary from the Nou Camp will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage getting underway from 7pm.Natalie Sawyer will bring you all the build-up ahead of our live commentary from Spain.To tune in to the action just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.Barcelona vs Liverpool: Kick-off timeThe Champions League clash will get underway at 8pm on Wednesday, May 1.These two teams haven’t met since 2007 when Liverpool won their Champions League Round of 16 tie on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw.last_img read more

Crystal Palace take action on racial abuse of Zaha on social media

first_imgCrystal Palace say that have ‘taken action’ after Wilfried Zaha was targeted by racist abuse on social media.The Premier League club gave no details of when the abuse occurred, but in a strongly-worded statement confirmed their zero-tolerance to the behaviour. TOP WORK latest 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST Germany vs Argentina (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Russia vs Scotland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs England (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Tranmere (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed Anti-discrimination campaigners Kick It Out backed Palace’s stance.A statement read: “We fully support the response from Crystal Palace to the latest incident of vile racist abuse directed at Wilfried Zaha online.“It’s extremely frustrating to continue to witness hatred on social platforms. Getty Images – Getty The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 SORRY Wilfried Zaha has played in every one of Crystal Palace’s eight Premier League games so far this season Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ appointed Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more scrap Zaha had taken to social media to stand up for himself following the Arsenal game, and subsequently revealed in a post on his Instagram story the abuse had escalated.He wrote: “For all the people taking it one step further and being racist and wishing death on my family I wish you and your families the best too x p.s my life is still very good despite your hate.”The 26-year-old was further reported to have been subjected to racist abuse in a series of posts on Twitter. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? “While recognising it is a wider social issue, we utterly condemn the language used and demand that the platforms come forward with appropriate actions.”Zaha had previously spoken out against online racist abuse he received last season.The forward was targeted in October 2018 following a 2-2 draw with Arsenal, during which he won a penalty after going down under Granit Xhaka’s challenge. LIVE on talkSPORT Our statement in response to the latest incident of racist abuse directed at @CPFC’s Wilfred Zaha online.#KickItOut— Kick It Out (@kickitout) October 9, 2019 gameday cracker A statement read: “Crystal Palace Football Club has taken action after one of our players, Wilfried Zaha, has again been subjected to racist abuse on social media.“We will not tolerate this behaviour being directed at any of our players and will fully support them in dealing with such incidents.“Any action we can take unilaterally as a club will be taken immediately and we will also seek co-operation from other clubs where relevant, following that we will pursue the matter criminally with the full force of whatever the law allows.”last_img read more

It’s A Small World Themed Bedding at Pottery Barn

first_imgShare This!Mobile, $59.00I don’t often wish my kids were small again, but when I do, it’s almost always because I encounter some clothing or bedding that that I would have instantly scooped up for a baby or toddler.The It’s A Small World collection from Pottery Barn Kids pushes that button for me. These items are baby appropriate, without being cloying. It’s a lovely homage to the classic Mary Blair art without screaming DISNEY. Would it be weird to buy the block set for myself? Sigh.Baby blanket, $39.50Swaddle set, $49.50Fitted crib sheet, $34.00Rug, starting at $399Wooden blocks, $60.00Would you buy this for a new baby, your own or as a gift?last_img read more

Is Black Friday Turning Gray?

first_imgI am writing this on the Monday before Thanksgiving. For the past two weeks, my email has been full of Black Friday deals and announcements. I went online this morning to a few major retailers’ websites. Here’s what I found:Amazon – Black Friday Deals Week!Best Buy – Black Friday DealsWalmart – Pre-Black Friday dealsMacy’s – Black Friday Preview: 100 early specialsTarget – Black Friday 2018So, do I really need to fight the crowds and craziness the day after Thanksgiving to save money on holiday shopping? It doesn’t look like it.Industry experts agree. Black Friday is not dying, but it’s certainly turning gray. Why?- Sponsor – It’s been reported that up to 40 percent of consumers now start their holiday shopping before Halloween. Brand Keys says that 25 percent of all holiday shopping now occurs before Black Friday. Beyond that, more and more retailers are fighting the trend to open on Thanksgiving Day. Among them are Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Costco, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Bed, Bath and Beyond.Of course, at the other end of the spectrum, Walmart and JC Penney will open on Thanksgiving Day and remain so until Black Friday is over.A new Accenture survey reinforces the fact that holiday sales are starting earlier and differently every year. It revealed that 52% of respondents said they are less likely to go to stores on Black Friday because shopping online is so much easier. The Cyber Monday phenomenon has lured consumers away from fighting Black Friday crowds. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that shoppers in stores on Black Friday weekend in 2017 dropped by 3 million versus 2016. John Elman with Nasdaq Advisory Services says the concept of Black Friday deals keeps diminishing. Beyond the shift to e-commerce, he says people are getting used to deals all year round. Elman also says that even Cyber Monday, a relative newcomer to the Thanksgiving shopping madness, will become less relevant as consumers shop year-round.Overall, however, projections for holiday 2018 retail sales are bright. According to the NRF, this year’s holiday sales are projected to rise between 4.3 and 4.8 percent versus 2017. It’s estimated that consumers will spend between $717 and $720 billion this season. Adobe Analytics said that in 2017, consumers spent $8 billion in online sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, up 17.9 percent from the prior year.The entire Thanksgiving weekend is still strong. In fact, according to Salesforce, Thanksgiving Day is now the third-largest shopping day of the year behind Black Friday and Cyber Monday. [Editor’s Note: Check out Catherine Walsh’s recent post, “The Busiest Shopping Days Are Here: Top Tips to Prevent Holiday Shoplifting,” for more on holiday shopping predictions.]Consumers are shopping and buying in record numbers, and total holiday retail sales remain strong. But things are changing. Consumers are just not knocking down the doors as much at brick-and-mortar stores on the day after Thanksgiving. It seems like Black Friday is turning into Black Weekend, Black November or even Black Year—and that’s probably OK. But if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, get going! There are now better and less stressful options to fighting the “doorbuster” crowds. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more