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first_imgThe second annual Mike Urbanek Roller Hockey Tournament will be held at GoodSports USA in Aberdeen on March 24 and 25 for squirt, pee wee, bantam and men’s divisions. Only the first six teams to register will be accepted. Call (732) 290-0003 for more information. St Joseph of Keyport’s baseball and softball teams have extended the sign-up and final registration dates to Feb 10 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the St. Joseph gym lobby. For more information, call (732) 739-4503. Middletown Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball League will be accepting registrations for its 2001 season for ages 5-18. Registrations will be taken at the Middletown library (New Monmouth Road) Feb. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., and Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registrations will also be taken at the Middletown Babe Ruth Clubhouse on Feb. 3, 10 and 17, and March 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Al Auerbach at (732) 495-6608.last_img read more

London 2017 | TODAY’S SCHEDULE #ReturnToLondon

first_imgJamaica will be hunting more medals on day three of the 16th IAAF World Championships in London, England today. See the full schedule:  MORNING SESSION 4:00 AM W Long Jump Heptathlon 4:05 AM M 3000 Metres Steeplechase Heats 4:40 AM M Pole Vault Qualification4 4:55 AM M Marathon Final 5:05 AM M 400 Metres Hurdles Heats  Kemar Mowatt – Heat #1 – Lane 8 Jaheel Hyde – Heat #2 – Lane 9 Ricardo Cunningham – Heat #4 – Lane 7 5:45 AM W Javelin Throw Heptathlon Group A 5:55 AM W 400 Metres Heats  Stephenie Ann McPherson – Heat #2 – Lane 7 Shericka Jackson – Heat #3 – Lane 4 Novlene Williams-Mills – Heat #4 – Lane 4 Chrisann Gordon – Heat #6 – Lane 4 7:00 AM W Javelin Throw Heptathlon Group B 7:15 AM M 110 Metres Hurdles Heats Omar McLeod – Heat #1 – Lane 1 Ronald Levy – Heat #4 – Lane 9 Hansle Parchment – Heat #5 – Lane 5 8:00 AM W Marathon Final AFTERNOON SESSION 12:50 PM MEDAL CEREMONY – 100m  Usain Bolt – Bronze 1:00 PM W Pole Vault Final 1:05 PM W Javelin Throw Qualification A 1:10 PM W 100 Metres Semi-Final Simone Facey – Heat #1 – Lane 3 Jura Levy – Heat #1- Lane 9 Elaine Thompson – Heat #2 – Lane 4 Natasha Morrison – Heat #3 – Lane 8 1:40 PM M 400 Metres Semi-Final Nathon Allen – Heat #1 – Lane 6 Demish Gaye – Heat #3 – Lane 6 2:10 PM M 110 Metres Hurdles Semi-Final 2:30 PM W Javelin Throw Qualification Group B 2:35 PM M Shot Put Final 2:40 PM W 800 Metres Heptathlon 3:15 PM M 800 Metres Semi-Final 3:50 PM W 100 Metres Final Track #London2017 at, watch on Television Jamaica and follow on Twitter @JamaicaGleaner #ReturnToLondonlast_img read more

SOCU should remain under Police – Ramjattan

first_imgFollowing the recent pronouncement by Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) should be independent, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan is of the view that the Unit should remain under the purview of the Guyana Police Force.Public Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanSpeaking with reporters on Friday, Minister Ramjattan posited that he would personally want SOCU to come under the Police Force, but noted this would be determined following debates in the National Assembly.“I would still want (SOCU) to come under the Police Force because it’s a policing authority and that’s my personal opinion. But first we have to collectively agree, I think the Attorney General has a different perspective on the issue. So like we do on everything, right down to contracts, we debate and then make a decision,” the Public Security Minister stated.On Tuesday last, Minister Basil Williams had announced that SOCU should be removed from under the Police Force in order to focus more on fighting money laundering, noting that it would not be wise for the Unit to be considered as one carrying out the work of the Force.“It is important for us because SOCU has been very busy, very up and about and it’s very important for it to perform its core functions related to AML/CFT and not be burdened with other Police work… SOCU needs to be an independent body like in the manner of CANU (Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit)… It is required now that these agencies be independent and carry out their own investigations when they receive report. We cannot remove SOCU from its core functions,” the Attorney General had stated.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo days later criticised such a move, warning that the Unit would be used as a political weapon.Moreover, Jagdeo posited that the Unit should return to focusing on its core function; that is fighting money laundering, rather than doing regular Police work such as investigating murders, robbery and theft in accordance with the protocol recently developed by the Public Security Ministry.Armed with a signed copy of the SOCU protocol, he told a Thursday afternoon press conference that this new mandate is ridiculous and with this expanded mandate, not much is left for the rest of the Guyana Police Force to do, as he urged that SOCU returns to its original mandate.“This is a Special Organsied Crime Unit, it can’t do 21 things, it has to go back to its core functions, which was [fighting] money laundering and terrorism. There are other places in the Police Force where the deal with piracy, smuggling, fraud murder, you have the CID, or environmental crimes and counterfeiting of products, that’s not for SOCU,” the Opposition Leader declared.However, in response to Jagdeo, the Public Security Minister pointed out on Friday that the amended Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for SOCU does not entail the investigating robberies or petty crimes. But he explained that SOCU is a Police Unit and every Police Unit is involved in all types of crime.Nevertheless, he noted that the emphasis of the Unit is on anti-money laundering and anti-terrorists offences, which the AML provisions cater for.“That is what they have been doing all along… So it is not as if in the new Standard Operating Procedure, which we amended to accommodate them, that they are going to be robberies and so on. But if there is, let’s say, an anti-terrorist crime that then results in murder are you telling me that this Unit will deal with the anti-money laundering but when it comes to the murder, they send it back to the homicide squad – no! (SOCU) will proceed to do all of these investigations because a lot will be inter-related,” the Minister stated.According to Ramjattan, he found it “ludicrous” that the Opposition Leader would criticise the SoPs when his Administration – the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) – set up the Unit without any such protocols.last_img read more

Fair exhibit teaches new generation about farm

first_imgVENTURA – This year’s theme for the Ventura County Fair is “old-fashioned fair,” and nothing says old-fashioned like Uncle Leo. In 1956, Somis farmer Leo Vanoni created Uncle Leo’s Barn at the fair as a barnyard attraction where animals are the stars. Vanoni, whose father came from Italy in the 1890s to start farming in the Las Posas Valley, is now 92 and has been married to his wife Rita for 62 years. The two are known for their practical wisdom and the help they have offered for more than 50 years to children and adults just learning about the rural way of life. “I’ve had a quite a number of grownups come in who couldn’t recognize one animal from another,” Vanoni said, recalling a lady who didn’t know what part of a chicken the eggs came from, and another who thought a pygmy goat was a rabbit. Some people were skeptical when he and his wife first started working on the Uncle Leo’s Barn exhibit, but its popularity has endured over the years. “The grandmas and grandpas bring their grandkids,” he said proudly. “It’s been a very exciting thing.” Vanoni gave an example of his common sense around farm animals once when he came upon some 4-H children at the fair who were exhausted after a futile effort to get a stubborn 500-pound sow and her piglets into a horse trailer. “You can’t push a pig,” he told them. He picked up one of the piglets, put it in the trailer – and the sow followed him right in. “The piglet squealed like crazy, and when the sow followed him in, (Vanoni) ran out the other side and the children closed the door behind the sow,” said his son, Charles. Over the years, Uncle Leo’s Barn has maintained its popularity by introducing children to the ways of sows and their piglets, braying donkeys, roosters, turkeys, chickens and their chicks. “If we have for instance a turkey, the children open their eyes and say, `Oh my gosh. Turkeys really do say gobble,”‘ said Laurie Vanoni, Charles’ wife. “It’s our mission to give people a chance to visit a farm, at least for a few minutes.” Rita Vanoni grew up on her family’s walnut farm in Simi Valley and worked up and down the state in packing houses during World War II to support the war effort. She and Leo were married at the end of the war on Aug. 15, 1945, in Simi Valley in Saint Rose of Lima Church. Since they started the barn more than 50 years ago, it’s become a real family affair. “It’s gotten to the point where Uncle Leo’s children and grandchildren have taken over the operation of the exhibit,” Charles Vanoni said. “There are three generations every year working on it.” (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Couple sought in 2005 killing

first_imgPICO RIVERA — Jimmy Aguilar and his wife, Sheyla, were supposed to spend that weekend with his mother, Ofelia Gutierrez.It was a weekly ritual.But Sunday rolled around and still no word from her only son. The couple didn’t answer their cell phone.“I get nervous. I felt something happened,” Gutierrez, 49, said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.She and her brother-in-law, Mario Enrique Campos, decided to check on the Aguilars. They dropped by the couple’s studio apartment in the 7400 block of Rosemead Boulevard the afternoon of Aug. 14, 2005.When no one answered, she used her key and made a horrific discovery.Inside were the bodies of Jimmy Aguilar, 23, and Sheyla Aguilar, 31. Each was shot once in the upper body and had been dead for a couple of days at least.“I don’t expect that. He was a very good boy, he was working so hard,” Gutierrez cried.No one in the Towne Center Village apartments apparently reported hearing gunshots or any disturbances. But unlike other cold cases, detectives have suspects in the fatal shootings.Witnesses saw Fernando Manuel Sanchez, 32, and his wife, Yanet Garcia Mota Sanchez, 28, arriving at or leaving the Aguilars’ apartment on Aug. 12, 2005, according to Sgt. Robert Taylor of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.The Sanchezes employed Sheyla Aguilar as their housekeeper and nanny. They were also friends of the Aguilars.Fernando and Yanet Sanchez have been on the run since 2005 and are believed to be traveling with their two children. Although the couple are wanted for questioning, there hasn’t been an arrest warrant issued.They faxed a letter to the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau in 2005 denying they were the last people seen with the Aguilars and told authorities they were en route to Mexico to avoid being arrested.The fax was sent from a pharmacy in the Rosarito, Mexico area.Within the past two months, Taylor said the couple renewed their California driver licenses in San Diego County. Their current whereabouts remain a mystery.“This is a case where we need the public’s help. Fernando and Yanet might think we stopped working on this,” said Sgt. Kenneth Clark.The family of Jimmy Aguilar also pleaded for help in the case.“I really need somebody to find out what happened,” Gutierrez said.Clark and Taylor suspect the Aguilars were killed because of a dispute over money.Sheyla Aguilar was saving money to bring her biological son from Peru to America, Taylor said. He added that a portion of the funds were also meant to start a trucking business.“Fernando found out and wanted to be part of the business and convinced Jimmy to give him money,” Clark said. He declined to reveal how much the loan was.Taylor said Sanchez told the younger man he would invest the money and return it with interest.Sheyla Aguilar didn’t know about the loan. When she found out, Clark said she went to confront her employers/friends but they wouldn’t answer the door.A girlfriend who accompanied her to the Sanchezes’ Montebello home told investigators they could hear the air conditioner and the television.“Sheyla wanted her money back. … She wanted to bring her kid over,” Taylor said.But while she had a key to the Sanchezes’ house, she didn’t use it when she went to confront them.A week later, the Aguilars were dead.The Sanchezes fled after detectives called Fernando Sanchez trying to set up a date for him to take a polygraph test. Investigators had twice interviewed him earlier.Clark said he called Fernando Sanchez but there was a click and he lost connection. Successive calls started going to voice mail.When detectives went to the Sanchezes’ home that night, they found it empty.“They took the kids out of school in one day, moved all the furniture and abandoned the house they were renting,” Taylor said.He said the couple was living beyond their means. They were being evicted from the Montebello house, drove an Expedition that was actually a salvaged vehicle and hadn’t paid Sheyla Aguilar’s weekly salary for two weeks, Taylor added.Jimmy Aguilar’s only sibling, 16-year-old Jasmine Gutierrez, said she wants people to know he wasn’t a gangster. People have assumed things about him because he was shot, he was bald and Latino, she added.He worked as a truck driver for a relative for about three years and was let go a little over a month before he was shot. He was looking for a job.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

Nottingham Forest yet to accept Aston Villa’s £3m bid for ex-Arsenal youngster

first_img Henri Lansbury 1 Aston Villa are still waiting to discover if their bid for Henri Lansbury will be accepted. A £3million offer for the Nottingham Forest captain remains on the table as Steve Bruce looks to revamp his squad. Midfielder Lansbury is out of contract in the summer and was not included in Forest’s squad to face Wigan in the FA Cup on Saturday because of a hamstring injury.Derby are also reportedly interested in the former Arsenal youngster, who has 19 appearances for Forest this season and joined from the Gunners in 2012. Bruce is looking to revive his squad after replacing Roberto Di Matteo in October but will not allow Ross McCormack to go out on loan after Villa paid Fulham £12million for the striker in the summer.Villa were also linked with a move to re-sign Fabian Delph on loan from Manchester City but a senior club official told Press Association Sport they were not in the market for the midfielder. Delph left Villa Park in 2015 in controversial style after signing a new contract in the January. He initially turned down a move to City in July and stated he would stay at Villa but performed a U-turn just days later and signed at the Etihad for £8million. The England international has made just four appearances under Pep Guardiola this season, including a substitute outing in Friday’s 5-0 FA Cup win over West Ham. He has only made eight Premier League starts in his 18-months in Manchester but a return to Villa is not happening.Villa go to Tottenham in the FA Cup third round on Sunday and are 12th in the Sky Bet Championship with Bruce winning seven of his 14 games in charge.last_img read more

The 72 on talkSPORT 2: Football League podcast on Thursday, November 2

first_imgDan Windle is joined by Alex Crook and David Connolly for an FA Cup special with teams from League One and Two entering the competition this weekend.They also talk about Simon Grayson’s departure from Sunderland and Nuno Espirito Santo’s performance at high-flying Wolves.last_img

Man United player ratings: Red Devils romped to victory but one superstar flopped

first_img BEST OF David De Gea – 6/10Thwacked early on by Aleksandar Mitrovic, the Spaniard coped well with everything which came near him.Diogo Dalot – 6/10Nothing special from the Portugusese youngster but it was vital game-time and an important learning experience for him.Luke Shaw – 6/10He got forward when able to and his excellent intelligence allowed him to keep the left side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team balanced.Chris Smalling – 7/10Looked to be in for a tough afternoon up against Mitrovic but he dealt with the Serbian well all afternoon. huge blow REVEALED Manchester United’s renaissance continued at Craven Cottage as they swatted Fulham aside with ease.The Red Devils ran out 3-0 winners in west London as they coasted to victory following early goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. ADVICE Phil Jones – 8/10Coming in for Eric Bailly, the Englishman had a couple of shaky moments early on but then produced the tackle which launched the counter for Martial’s brilliant goal. He could have got a stunning strike of his own with a left-foot effort from outside the box.Nemanja Matic – 7/10Hardly his most testing game but the Serbian remained cool throughout. His improvement under Solskjaer can’t be measured in goals and assists but is equally as impressive as the likes of Pogba, Rashford, and Martial.Ander Herrera – 8/10An intelligent performance from the Spaniard, he got forward when needed but also helped Juan Mata with defensive duties towards the right flank with Ryan Babel looking dangerous. His work in the build-up for the opener was vital. Phil Jones congratulates Paul Pogba Pogba added a penalty in the second half but their opponents showed barely any fight as their drift toward relegation straight back to the Championship continued.A pathetic showing from Claudio Ranieri’s side had supporters booing on the banks of the Thames.But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side should be celebrated for such a professional showing with a much-changed team ahead of a huge Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.So what did we make of the Man United players? Find out player ratings below. Paul Pogba – 8.5/10Wonderful finish gave United the lead after some bustling runs through midfield he found himself all over the Craven Cottage pitch as he continues to flourish under Solskjaer. A penalty saw him get a second to put the icing on the cake and given the Red Devils face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday he remained surprisingly busy until he was substituted after 74 minutesJuan Mata 7.5/10Not a thrilling performance but one where he smartly kept United ticking during slower phases in the final third a pass success rate of 98 per cent shows just how good his decision making was as the Red Devils pinned Fulham back.Anthony Martial – 8/10A no-look pass to Pogba saw him with an assist in the opening 15 minutes and was dominant against the lacklustre Denis Odoi, resulting in a goal of his own after 23 minutes. A constant danger, he’s looking in fine fettle as the Red Devils continue their top four tilt. LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES 4 Herrera put in a fine display in midfield RANKED shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Anthony Martial celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Fulham. 4 REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Romelu Lukaku – 5/10Even when Manchester United are looking so threatening the Belgian looks clunky and inefficient as their target man. Unneeded offsides, poor runs off the ball and some terrible touches were worrying despite a great win for the team.SubstitutesAlexis Sanchez – 6/10Busy once he took to the field and could have made it 4-0 but saw Sergio Rico pull off a smart save from close range.Scott McTominay – 5/10He didn’t do much in his short spell on the pitch but looked fine positionally as Fulham attempted to fight back.Eric Bailly – N/AThe Ivorian only managed six minutes as a replacement for the superb Herrera. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY 4 4 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Martial was electric down the left. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ last_img read more

Solid Tees for the Entire Squad

first_imgBuy one in every color and give them to your squad – you’ll coordinate, but the focus will be on your faces, not some overwhelming graphics. We found this Walt Disney World version at the World of Disney Store at Disney Springs. A Disneyland version is available on the West coast, and both are available on All are $39.99.Photos: Christina Harrison Share This!If you’re looking for shirts for a group that match, but aren’t matchy matchy, there’s a great new option available in the Disney shops. These solid tees are simple, but the color palette is interesting enough to be unpredictable and the graphic says “Disney,” but in a restrained way. If ever there was an elegant basic Disney tee, this is it.last_img read more

May 2014 User Experience and Web Professional Events

first_imgIf you’re a web professional, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up to date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events. I’ve taken some of the work off your shoulders with my curated list of metro Detroit web professional and user experience events for May 2014.It’s impossible to include every event, so if you have any to add to the list, share the event info in the comments.Women’s WednesdayDate: May 7, 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, MichiganCost: free, pre-registration is requiredTechnology training center and co-working space Grand Circus is working toward creating more community and solidarity among Detroit women in technology by opening up their third and fourth floors the first Wednesday of every month.Female developers, freelancers and tech people are invited to join in for day to meet each other, drink tea and get work together. Supportive guys welcome too! Birthday Bash! Lightning Talks and Cupcakes!Date: May 12, 2014, 6:00pmLocation: Nutshell in Ann Arbor, MichiganCost: free, pre-registration is requiredIn celebration of their one-year anniversary, the Southeast Michigan JavaScript group is hosting lightning talks, five-minute presentations on JavaScript topics.Joomla at Home for Family and Home BusinessDate: May 13, 2014, 7:00pmLocation: Detroit Zoological Society in Royal Oak, MichiganCost: free, pre-registration is requiredWhile many people use Joomla in a business setting, it can also be used as an intranet. At this free meetup, Son Koral will show how to setup a Joomla site designed to be used at home by all your family members as a central location for communications. Copyright 101Date: May 14, 2014, 7:00pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, MichiganCost: $5.00, pre-registration is requiredRescheduled from March 2014, our Refresh Detroit group hosts local attorney Tifani Sadek who will speak about copyright and how it applies to web professionals. Tifani will discuss the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the ownership of written code. Our members are always asking to have attorneys speak at Refresh Detroit meetups, so here’s your chance to learn more about legal aspects of copyright for you web projects. We only have a legal talk once a year, and the topic changes each year. This is a talk you don’t want to miss!Global Accessibility Awareness Day, DetroitDate: May 15, 2014, 6:00pm to 8:30pmLocation: Team Detroit in Dearborn, MichiganCost: $5.00, pre-registration is requiredOur Detroit User Experience group hosts the first Detroit Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day for web professionals to gather together to learn about accessibility and how to make the web more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.We’re excited to have three speakers confirmed for the event: Mike Elledge, Usability Specialist, Creative Design and Usability (CDU) at Ford Motor Company, Josie Scott, UX Design Research Lead at GE Capital, and Dylan Barrell, Vice President of Product Development at Deque.Workshop: Get Your WordPress Questions AnsweredDate: May 18, 2014, 2:00pm to 4:00pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, MichiganCost: $5.00, pre-registration is requiredFor the March meeting of the Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup group, we’re hosting an open session for members to get their WordPress questions answered. Several experts will be available for answering questions about theme coding, plugin coding, search engine optimization, multisite, responsive web design, and more. This session is open to anyone who works with WordPress, whether you’re a blogger, designer, developer, or programmer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedMarch 2014 User Experience and Web Professional EventsIf you’re a web professional, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up to date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to look for interesting local events. I’ve taken some of the work off your shoulders with my curated list…In “Calendar”May 2017 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events. That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and…In “Calendar”April 2017 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events. That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and…In “Calendar”last_img read more