Sports Shorts

first_imgSt. Joseph Girls Fall Softball League registration is Thursday, July 19, at the St. Joseph Softball field on Lloyd Road in Keyport, 6-8 p.m. for ages 7 through 18. Mail-in instructions and form can be found on the Web site at The Middletown Babe Ruth All-Stars defeated Hazlet, 8-6, on July 3 to win the District 11 championship. The players are Nick Liubicech, Matt Pickney, Donald Glenn, Shawn Downey, Thomas Anderson, Tyler Ras, Vincent Tomasetti, Mike Mercier Jr., Eric Garcia, Marc Cerbo and Ryan Hallard. The coaches are Jim Tomasetti, Mike Mercier, Jerry Liubicech, and head coach Al Hallard. Amanda Hallard is the bat girl.last_img read more

Dalton Myers | Wanted: More awareness of JAIP

first_imgI’ve always believed that the Jamaican Athletes Insurance Plan (JAIP) was a very good initiative by the Government that is geared at developing sport in Jamaica. It therefore bothers me that ever since the launch and implementation of the programme in 2016, several ministry officials, including the Minister of Sports, Olivia Grange, have had to publicly urge athletes to be part of the plan. In 2015, Cabinet approved the Insurance plan to provide more than 1,000 athletes across all sports with group health as well as life and personal accident insurance. The plan was then launched at the Office of the Prime Minister in 2016. At the time, the Government outlined that Guardian Insurance would provide group health insurance for 1,323 athletes from approximately 28 national sports associations that were registered with the JAIP. The Government also indicated that as part of the plan, Allied Insurance Brokers, through Sagicor, would provide personal accident insurance. You can understand then why it bothers me that the Government has had to be pleading with member associations to have their athletes apply to this plan particularly because medical expenses have been among the major challenges for Jamaican athletes, especially amateurs trying to make it to the professional level. Lack of medical support leads to issues with athlete-injury management and injury prevention as well as creates psychological barriers for athletes when they are then not able to train and compete at their best . Sadly, many athletes are still not aware of the plan, and in some cases, are ignorant of the benefits. In April 2018, Director of Sport Policy in the ministry Suzette Ison, speaking at the ‘More than an Athlete: Not Just a Player’ symposium, mentioned that many athletes were still not aware of the programme. She encouraged all athletes to check with their national associations to ascertain registration status. She even said that once an athlete was on the development squad or the national team, he/she should be registered so as to be eligible for the plan. Grange has made similar comments over the past six months, even suggesting that associations need to find ways to get athletes on board. In a space where we argue that Government is not doing enough, I would want to believe that any support given would be taken up by athletes and their support personnel. The interesting thing is that ever so often, we see or hear of athletes who meet the criteria for the JAIP but have not applied, seeking financial support from the Government or the general public. The minister wants more athletes registered in the plan, especially since her Government had seen the importance of the project and continued to fund it through the National Health Fund, the Sports Development Foundation, CHASE, and the Tourism Enhancement Fund for over $60 million. INDUSTRY CHALLENGES This is part of a broader issue, though, and speaks to some of the challenges we have in this country in building our sports industry. Some athletes do not opt into the plan because they already have personal plans or coverage through their tertiary institutions, et cetera. Others don’t because they believe being part of it equates to being “controlled” or bonded by the Government. Others are told by support personnel not to apply for various reasons. The other challenge is that some athletes genuinely are not aware of the benefits because their support personnel themselves are not familiar with those benefits. Lastly, some athletes genuinely believe that any sport benefit is for track and field and other ‘traditional’ sports and not for those in the other disciplines. Maybe greater public awareness is needed so that we can get more persons on board. I think the ministry should conduct some focus groups to ascertain the reasons for athletes not taking up this opportunity. They should also host more forums and workshops while working closely with the Jamaica Olympic Association and the Sports Development Foundation to get more support from national sporting associations for the JAIP. We have several athletes whose careers were cut short due to the inability to source funding to manage an injury. I hope this urging by the Government will be helpful. – Dalton Myers is a sports consultant and administrator. Email feedback to or tweet @daltonsmyerslast_img read more

Father 2 dies after ingesting poison at court

first_imgA 43-year-old East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident died just mere hours after he ingested a poisonousRanks ushering Michael Persaud out the courthouse on Wednesday, moments before he reportedly ingested the poisonous substance while in Police custodysubstance while in Police custody.Michael Persaud, a father of two, of Diamond New Housing Scheme, EBD, succumbed at about 08:30h on Thursday in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital.Just after lunch on Wednesday, Persaud was rushed to the medical facility after he ingested a quantity of an unknown poisonous substance. Moments before consuming the poison which he reportedly kept in his possession, he appeared before a Magistrate to answer several counts of fraud charges after he allegedly obtained money under false pretense.The man’s wife was overheard shouting on her mobile phone to her daughter, “…you daddy just drink this poison in the lock up “.It was the Police who became alarmed after they notice Persaud vomiting and convulsing. After checks were made, the Police realised Persaud had consumed the liquid and reportedly managed to wrestle the bottle from his tight grip.He was place in a Police vehicle and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for medical attention.It is still unclear how the man obtained the substance even though he was in Police custody. However, investigations are continuing into the matter.In January 2016, Police had issued a wanted bulletin for Persaud along with Gunraj Raghubir of Kitty to answer charges of fraud. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more


first_imgThe Arena7 Entertainment Complex Letterkenny will be celebrating their 7th birthday this week!The company has gone from strength to strength to become one of the top entertainment complexes in the Northwest of Ireland and there ain’t no stopping them now.Opened in 2005 by Enda Nicholls with his wife Claire the complex is now one of the most popular spots in Letterkenny and also built up a fine reputation with customers from beyond. What makes the venue the success story it is, is the fact that it can cater for people of all ages, so no matter if granny and granddad are entertaining their grand kids or a group girls and guys are on the town for a night, Arena7 will ensure that everyone will have a good time.The name Arena7 comes from the seven different great choices that can be had at the complex including Bowling World, Strikes Bar & Restaurant, Arcade & Go Karts, Function Rooms with Private Bar, Waynes World Adventure Centre, Bite & Bowl Fast Food Diner and its Championship Style Pool Tables.What makes Arena7 in a league of its own is fact the entertainment venue can host a kids party in Waynes World Adventure Centre, entertain a work night out in Bowling World and also allow a couple to enjoy a delicious meal in the relaxing Strikes Bar & Restaurant all under the one roof.Mr Nicholls went on to say “It’s hard to believe we have gone 7 years since we opened the doors first. It’s been great and although the environment in which we operate today is a lot different from we first opened up, we’ve adapted and we continue to work hard. I want to thank my staff and all our customers for their continued support and we look forward to the next 7”. To celebrate another great year in business Arena7 are inviting everyone to join them on Friday, September 2nd for a glass of champagne, finger food and birthday cake followed by party time music. If you haven’t yet made a trip to Arena7 then get there today and you’ll be glad you did.EndsJOIN LETTERKENNY’S ARENA 7 FOR THEIR 7TH BIRTHDAY BASH THIS FRIDAY!! was last modified: September 1st, 2011 by StephenShare 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:7th birthdayArena 7letterkennylast_img read more

Halloween Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Harvest party will feature games, door prizes, food, entertainment and lots of candy, 6-8 p.m. today at Newlife Assembly of God Church, 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2770. Fall family carnival, “Heroes Unmasked,” will provide a safe and wholesome alternative to Halloween, 6-8 p.m. today at Oak Hills School, 26730 Old Rock Road, Valencia. Sponsored by Living Grace Christian Fellowship. Call (661) 257-8432. Trick-or-treating for preschool and elementary children, 6:30 p.m. today at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. To submit an event to the Daily News Halloween Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, today at Six Flags California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. General admission: $59.99. Parking: $15. Call (661) 255-4111. Trick-or-treating, 4-6 p.m. today at Granary Square, located on the corner of McBean Parkway and Arroyo Park Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 296-3408. Molar Manor “House of the Living Dead” will provide scary entertainment, 6 p.m. today at 19415 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $15 or $20 for a fast pass. Call (661) 252-7978. Haunted house will feature spooky decorations in the three-car garage, front yard and porch of a private home, 5-8:30 p.m. today at 14210 Everglades Court, Canyon Country. Admission is free, but a donation to the SCV Food Pantry is requested. Call (661) 313-4128. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Transfer report: Fenerbahce plotting January raid for Manchester United duo

first_img1 Fenerbahce are hoping to complete a double swoop for Manchester United pair Luke Shaw and Marouane Fellaini.According to Turkish outlet Fotomac, the Super Lig giants believe they can convince both of them to leave Old Trafford and start a new life in Istanbul.Reports in England have suggested that both players could be sold by United, who have spent nearly £300million since Jose Mourinho became manager.Both players are out of contract in the summer meaning they are free to talk to non-English clubs regarding a pre-contract agreement from January.Alternatively, interested clubs can make an offer to buy them in January which may appeal to United as it would prevent either player from leaving for nothing in the summer.Left-back Shaw has suffered an injury affected spell at United since his £37.5m move from Southampton in 2014 and he has played just four times in the Premier League this season.Fellaini, meanwhile, has become a bit-part player at United under Mourinho starting just three league games this term.In fact, the Belgian midfielder has never started more than 19 games in a Premier League season since his move from Everton in 2013.But Fenerbahce hope the promise of regular first-team football may be enough to convince both men to head to the Turkish capital. Marouane Fellaini and Luke Shaw are both out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer last_img read more

This Groot Bag Is Super!

first_imgShare This!Although I know that Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley, and more have their following among Disney fans, my personal favorite bags are made by Loungefly. While at Disneyland, I spotted this beauty at World of Disney. It’s Groot!“Wood” this be on your wish list? Let us know in the comments.last_img

Marshfield girls basketball beats Newman Catholic to win home invitational

first_imgAll nine Tigers score in 13-point winBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — With the game on the line, the Marshfield girls basketball team clamped down on defense and was able to pull out another win.Leading by four points with 5 ½ minutes to go, the Tigers outscored Wausau Newman Catholic 15-6 the rest of the way to win 65-52 and capture the title at its home Marshfield Tiger Girls Basketball Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at the Marshfield High School Fieldhouse.Meg Bryan hit her fourth 3-pointer of the game to start the run that included two free throws each from reserve guards Sara Dasler and Jenny Scheppler and late layups by backups Dani Bender and Ana Jensen.Marshfield went 2-0 at the tournament to improve to 9-1 this season. Newman Catholic is now 3-6, losing to Rhinelander on Tuesday as well. Hudson pounded Rhinelander 59-38 in the other game Wednesday as both of those teams finished 1-1.“We played with the lead for the whole game, which was a good thing, but they weren’t a team that was going to go away,” Marshfield coach Heidi Michaelis said. “With their offense, they lull you. You play defense for 45 seconds, and then they find a way to come clean or make a 3. That’s a killer for you on defense. We found a way to get a win, and that was our goal — two wins in two days — and we did that.”Marshfield scored the first four points of the game and never trailed, but it was far from easy for the Tigers.Newman Catholic made 12 of 23 shots from 3-point range, which included 5-for-7 from Lauren Fech and 4-for-8 from Taylor Jankowski, to keep it close throughout.Marshfield led by as much as nine in the first half and took a 29-22 lead into halftime after a late 3-pointer for McKayla Scheuer. The senior guard made 4 of 6 shots from long range and finished with 15 points.A Fech 3-pointer capped a 6-2 run by the Cardinals to start the second half and cut the lead to three.After Marshfield went back up by seven after two baskets from Ema Fehrenbach, who led the Tigers with 18 points and nine rebounds, Newman got it down to two at 44-42 with 7:44 left after a rebound and basket by Signe Fronek.Marshfield did not flinch and maintained its lead. Another 3-pointer from Jankowski cut the Tigers’ lead to 50-46, but the Cardinals only made two of their final eight shot attempts as Marshfield pulled away.“They did a good job on Ema in the first half and in the second half. McKayla didn’t score as much, but we were able to get it into Ema,” Michaelis said. “Everyone played, everyone scored, so that was good for those kids, and everyone was happy.”The Tigers return to action Tuesday at Chippewa Falls.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 65, Cardinals 52Newman Catholic 22 30 – 52Marshfield 29 36 – 65NEWMAN CATHOLIC (52): Lauren Fech 6-10 2-2 19, Signe Fronek 4-11 0-0 10, Makayla Slaby 0-3 1-2 1, Taylor Jankowski 4-10 0-0 12, Abbey Fox 2-6 2-6 6, Mikayla Tomsyck 0-0 0-0 0, Karina McGucken 0-4 1-2 1, Brogan Kimball 1-4 0-0 3. FG: 17-48. FT: 6-12. 3-pointers: 12-23 (Fech 5-7, Jankowski 4-8, Fronek 2-6, Kimball 1-2). Rebounds: 26 (Fronek 8). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: none. Record: 3-6.MARSHFIELD (65): McKayla Scheuer 5-9 1-2 15, Dani Bender 1-3 0-0 2, Jenny Scheppler 0-0 2-2 2, Ana Jensen 1-1 1-2 3, Sara Dasler 0-0 4-4 4, Meg Bryan 4-12 3-4 15, Maddie Nikolai 1-7 0-0 2, Ema Fehrenbach 8-12 2-5 18, Hannah Meverden 2-6 0-0 4. FG: 22-50. FT: 13-19. 3-pointers: 8-16 (Scheuer 4-6, Bryan 4-9, Meverden 0-1). Rebounds: 34 (Fehrenbach 9). Turnovers: 7. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 9-1.last_img read more

Columbus Catholic soccer secures conference title with win over Wisconsin Valley Lutheran

first_imgDons now 17-1 overallBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Nadim Torbey scored twice to help the Marshfield Columbus Catholic soccer team to a 6-1 win over Wisconsin Valley Lutheran on Friday at Griese Park.The victory clinches the Mid-State Soccer Conference championship for the Dons, who improve to 17-1 overall and 11-0 in the conference. Columbus wraps up its regular-season schedule with a nonconference game at home Monday and its conference finale Thursday at Tri-County.Torbey, Charles Payant, and Ryan Dieringer scored in the first half, and Torbey, Tyler Fuerlinger, and Evan Dieringer added goals in the second half for the Dons.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 6, Wolves 1Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 0 1 – 1Columbus Catholic 3 3 – 6First half: 1. CC, Nadim Torbey, 20:59; 2. CC, Charles Payant, 26:02; 3. CC, Ryan Dieringer, 34:58.Second half: 4. CC, Torbey (Nick Malovrh), 49:45; 5. CC, Tyler Fuerlinger (R. Dieringer), 50:29; 6. CC, Evan Dieringer (Kellen Heinzen), 70:48; 7. WVL, Connor Schubring, 79:52.Total shots: WVL 6; CC 30.Shots on goal: WVL 3; CC 20.Corner kicks: WVL 3; CC 9.Records: Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 3-8, 3-6 Mid-State Soccer Conference; Marshfield Columbus Catholic 17-1, 11-0 MSSC.last_img read more

Yelp Assembles Small Business Advisory Board

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Last week Yelp announced, and ReadWriteWebcovered, a number of changes the company had announced to its way of doing business. It was responding to complaints, and a class-action lawsuit, that alleged it had spiked bad reviews in exchange for fistfuls of Krugerrands from the businesses its users reviewed. Conversely, it was alleged, if a business owner did not want to pay, its negative reviews would be visible. One element that was not much covered was Yelp’s concurrent announcement that it had assembled a Small Business Advisory Council. “(I)n an effort to more formally integrate feedback from the business community, we’ve created a Small Business Advisory Council whose members will provide Yelp management with guidance and perspective regarding the concerns of small business owners,” Yelp’s CEO, Jeremy Stoppelman wrote on the Yelp blog.It seems to have taken a lawsuit and its attendant bad publicity to get the company to reverse its policies on promoting or withholding certain types of reviews and on making filtered posts visible. Perhaps the company has decided having a number of involved small business types busting their chops a little every day would be preferable to one goliath and unpredictably-timed crotch shot that does great damage to their credibility. Matt McGee of the Small Business Search Marketing blog quoted a letter sent out to small business owners with Yelp accounts.The Yelp Small Business Advisory Council “will be composed of 10 members representing diverse geographies and industries. The group will serve for an annual term. In addition to regular correspondence with Yelp’s executive team, the council will be relied upon to provide valuable input on changes to Yelp.”They are apparently still soliciting members for the council. Bottom photo by Marcelo Related Posts curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#crowdsourcing#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more