Dream Mile highlights county track & field meet

first_imgThe John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River may not be Oslo, Norway. However, that hasn’t prevented high school coaches in Monmouth County from putting on their own Dream Mile on Jan. 18.The Dream Mile has been a feature of Oslo’s Bislett Games, with world-record runs by Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram making it one of track and field’s featured races each year.Coaches from Monmouth County have decided to take advantage of the wealth of running talent in the area to make a boys Dream Mile, the highlight of this year’s Monmouth County Indoor Championships. The boys 1,600-meter-run will feature 11 runners with personal bests of 4:25 or better. They will be chasing after the meet record of 4:19. “The kids are pushing to make this the single greatest track event ever competed indoors at the county meet,” said Todd Briggs, the head coach at Freehold Township High School, who has two runners in the race.The 11-runner field will feature Christian Brothers Academy’s top five runners from cross-country (Billy Bragg, Mike McClemens, Jack Boyle, Tom Rooney and Francis Bogan), Holmdel High School’s top three (Jack Baisley, Andrew Tsai and Dan Barlev), plus Freehold Township’s Dylan Tarpey (the county cross-country champion) and Kevin Summonte, and Colts Neck High School’s Riley Leder.The meet gets under way at 5 p.m.last_img read more

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Stag party

first_imgTaal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down “But more importantly, I’m happy that we beat a potential Final Four rival,” added Bulanadi, who went 5-for-12 from beyond three-point distance to highlight one of the most explosive individual efforts of the season.Seeing action in his final year, Bulanadi also scored in transition that made it 78-53, as the Stags bloated a 68-50 lead at the end of the third that all but took the fight out of the Blazers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Streaking to their fourth consecutive win, the Stags rose to 7-3 to tie the idle Letran Knights in third spot while sending the Blazers to their fourth defeat in 10 games overall.Defending champion San Beda leads the field, still unbeaten in 10 games. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags02:27NCAA Season 93 Preview: St. Benilde Blazers01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Jaraula new Pueblo leader Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island View comments Speedy guard RK Ilagan fired 13 points and had four assists, Alvin Capobres added 12 points and six rebounds while JM Calma plucked 14 boards for the Stags, who tore down the CSB defense in a crucial third-quarter run.“I told them that all those who defeated us are in the top four. We will be able to gauge ourselves by beating these teams,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.Yankie Haruna was the lone bright spot for the Blazers with 16 points and nine rebounds after they were completely bottled up in the third frame when Bulanadi went on a scoring spree.Justin Gutang contributed nine points on top of 10 rebounds and eight assists. He was 2-for-12 from the field.“We still have eight games to play. Our teamwork, like we have shown today, will be crucial if we want to keep up with the strong teams,” Macaraya said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the other game, Mike Nzeusseu and JC Marcelino scored 21 points each as the Lyceum Pirates demolished the Perpetual Help Altas, 89-74, to claim solo second in the tournament.Slowly building momentum for the playoffs, the Pirates moved up with an 8-3 record.The Altas, meanwhile, continued to plunge deep into the standings with a 3-7 slate in the company of the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Allyn Bulanadi dropped a career-high 32 points as the San Sebastian Stags exacted sweet revenge on the College of St. Benilde Blazers, 83-67, on Thursday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“It really felt good to see most of those shots go in,” Bulanadi said in Filipino after leading the Stags, who got back at one of three first-round tormentors.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptionlast_img read more

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North Peace SPCA looking to find new homes for several dogs

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace SPCA is currently caring for a number of dogs who previously belonged to a hoarder in Fort Nelson.The previous owner had signed over ownership of the dogs because he had too many. They were seized under community bylaws.  Shelter manager Candace Buchamer said, “We received six adult males and one female who birthed five puppies, all of which are in care. Other than needing grooming which was of great concern they are in sound condition medically.”As for adoption, some of the dogs are ready to be taken into a new home, while others need some training. Buchamer said, “We have a couple that are ready for adoption. Four of the males need to be taught what the world is all about and that it doesn’t revolve around living in a trailer. They need some time to learn some basic training and behavioral ques Foster homes are going to be the ideal destination for some of these dogs.”- Advertisement -For more info or if you’re interested in adopting, contact the North Peace SPCA at 250-785-7722 or by email: www.northpeace@spca.bc.ca.last_img read more

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Bristol City’s Reid rejoins Plymouth Argyle on loan

first_img Bobby Reid Bristol City midfielder Bobby Reid has rejoined Plymouth Argyle for a third time this season.The 21-year-old started seven games after joining on loan in September before he was recalled in November.But he went back to Home Park later that month and made another six appearances, scoring two goals, before returning to City a fortnight ago.And now it has been confirmed that he will head back to Plymouth, where he will remain until the summer to try and help the club’s stuttering League Two play-off push. 1last_img

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Diocese of Orange settles 4 abuse cases

first_imgThe diocese will pay $6.685 million to the four plaintiffs, making an average payout of $1.7 million per person. The case against a coach at Mater Dei had put Brown in the unusual position of having to sit for a contempt of court hearing, scheduled for Tuesday. If the hearing goes forward and Brown is found to be in contempt, he could face sanctions from a verbal reprimand to jail time. Defense lawyers said they had not reached the settlement to avoid Brown’s contempt of court hearing for sending a key witness to Canada for medical treatment. Brown will insist on going forward with the hearing Tuesday to clear his name, said Peter Callahan, the bishop’s attorney. “The bishop wants to go; he wants to clear his name from these accusations,” Callahan said. “The story is going to be that we settled to avoid the contempt charge, and that’s just a darn untruth.” Orange County Superior Court Judge Gail Andler this week ordered a hearing to determine whether Brown should be held in contempt for sending a high-ranking church official to Canada for medical treatment before he could complete his deposition in the case. Brown denied Friday that he sent Msgr. John Urell away to keep evidence out of the court’s hands.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAWSUITS: The bishop is still facing contempt charges for sending a key witness out of the country. By Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange said Friday that it will pay nearly $7 million to settle four sexual abuse lawsuits, including one for which the bishop faces contempt of court proceedings for sending a monsignor out of the country before he could testify. The cases were the first to be filed since 2004, when the diocese reached a record-breaking $100 million settlement with about 90 plaintiffs. The four lawsuits, the first of which was to go to trial Oct. 15, involved allegations against three lay teachers at Mater Dei High School and Santa Margarita High School, as well as a lay musician at a neighborhood parish. “I’m sorry that any of this happened and that even one person was abused,” Bishop Tod D. Brown said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “We’ve taken every possible position that we can to make sure this doesn’t happen again, and I hope it doesn’t.” Sarah Gray, one of the plaintiffs, said she was pleased to have a settlement but still had to work on personal healing. “I really wanted to go to trial, and at the same time, I think, the settlement really accords the same amount of accountability to the diocese,” said Gray, who alleged she was sexually molested by her choir teachers in the late 1990s at Mater Dei. last_img read more

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CBS News writers give strike OK

first_imgNEW YORK – CBS News writers authorized their union leaders to call a national strike, the Writers Guild of America said Monday, escalating a labor impasse. About 500 CBS News television and radio writers – who work in New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago – have been working under an expired contract since April 2005. CBS News, a division of CBS Corp., did not have an immediate comment on the vote. In a vote held last Thursday, the union said 81 percent of the 300 writers who participated gave WGA negotiators the power to call a work stoppage. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Writers Guild members are sending their CBS bosses an irrefutable message of solidarity: we will do whatever it takes to get what we have earned and deserve,” Michael Winship, president of Writers Guild of America East, said in a prepared statement. Hollywood drama and comedy writers, who are also represented by the WGA, are entering the third week of an unrelated industry strike that has shaken network and cable television, threatening popular shows such as Fox’s “24” and sending late-night talk shows, such as Comedy Central’s “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” into unplanned reruns. Movie studios felt the sting this weekend, when production starts were scrapped on two high-profile projects, Sony Corp.’s Ron Howard-directed “Angels & Demons” and United Artists’ Oliver Stone-directed drama “Pinkville.” CBS News and the WGA have not been at the negotiating table since January after the union rejected what CBS at the time called its final offer in November 2006. 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

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Greg Clarke presents ‘once-in-a-generation’ FA reform proposals

first_img1 Greg Clarke: The FA chairman has been discussing planned reforms with reporters at Wembley Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has described his plan for an overhaul of how the sport is run in England as a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’ to make the national game better.The FA’s refusal to move with the times has been debated for as long as England’s failings to win another World Cup but Clarke, who took over in September, is confident he can do what has proved beyond his predecessors by dragging the organisation into the 21st century.The size of that task was made clear last month, when the House of Commons passed a backbench motion of “no confidence” in the FA’s ability to reform itself.Faced with the loss of millions from grassroots funding agency Sport England, Clarke has persuaded the often warring parties within the game to agree to a more streamlined decision-making structure, greater gender and ethnic diversity and term limits.Sports Minister Tracey Crouch had also threatened to withhold development grants from national governing bodies that do not meet a new governance code.The key proposal from the FA is a reduction in the size of the board from 12 to 10, with three of those positions reserved for women from 2018 and a cap of three three-year terms for board members.This will mean the board is comprised of the FA chairman and chief executive, two independents and three representatives each from the county FAs and other amateur associations on one side, and the professional leagues on the other.The much-maligned council will also be revamped, with life and senior vice-presidents losing their voting rights and the arrival of 11 new members that better represent the diverse nature of English football.Speaking to reporters at Wembley, Clarke said: “Is it 100% of what (Crouch and Sport England) are looking for? No. But, if you ask me, it’s nine out of 10.“It falls clearly into the zone of it being capable of acceptance. If you want to do a deal, this is great progress.“It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fundamentally change the way football works and this deal is there to be done.“(But) if you don’t want to do a deal, you can find something in there to fall out about.”Clarke was asked whether he thought the reforms would be enough to satisfy Crouch, but not look like they have been made under political pressure. Any appearance of political duresse would incur FIFA’s wrath, as it believes sport must be independent of government.Clarke said: “This set of proposals has overachieved on what I thought was possible. So I’m hopeful we will get a fair hearing.“If (the government) say ‘this is unacceptable’, I don’t know who is going to do better and if you trust government to come in and run football, yabadabadoo, let them have a go. Whether FIFA can do anything, you’d have to ask a lawyer.”The next stage in the process is an FA council meeting on March 21. The board will then meet a week later, before the council votes on the reforms on April 3. If those hurdles are cleared, the package will be put to all the game’s shareholders at the annual general meeting on May 18.Clarke’s confidence in these reforms being approved is based on his travels around the country listening to what has gone wrong in the past.Having held senior positions within the game, first at Leicester and then the English Football League, since the 1990s, Clarke described the main obstacle as “distrust” between the so-called blazers of the amateur game and the professional clubs. The Leicester-born executive said compromises have now been made by all parties.The “no confidence” vote in parliament was driven by the chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee chairman Damian Collins, who has also criticised the FA for failing to stand up to the perceived might of the Premier League.Asked for a response to this, Clarke said: “Is Damian Collins saying that we should run the Premier League? (PL boss) Richard Scudamore can run the Premier League much better than me. Shaun Harvey would run the English Football League much better than I would. You need to delegate.“Does (Scudamore) pick the England team? Does he decide what the FA Cup distributions are? Does he decide what our new billion-pound FA Cup deal is? He doesn’t.“Going forward, he will have one board member and a joint vote on who the third board member is with the EFL.”last_img read more

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Of chief concern

first_imgIN agreeing to serve as interim chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department, Douglas L. Barry made it clear he has no interest in taking the job permanently. And who can blame him? A 31-year veteran of the department who served most recently as assistant chief to the ousted William Bamattre, Barry knows better than anyone how the LAFD works – and how it doesn’t. He knows all too well the limitations of the chief’s power, as well the snares of city government. Most of all, he knows that Bamattre was hired to do – and was more or less fired for not doing – the job that he’s now temporarily inherited. That is, reining in the abuse and harassment that too often take place in city firehouses. The LAFD has been plagued by incidences of hazing, as well as racial and sexual harassment, for decades. And as the absurd Tennie Pierce dog-food saga has shown, even relatively harmless, albeit obnoxious, frat-house pranks can be a severe liability in an age of extreme political correctness and hyper-litigiousness. And they’re sadly deluded if they think that hiring Barry, who’s African-American, will make the LAFD’s racial problems disappear or silence the department’s many critics. To be sure, the LAFD needed new leadership, and Barry, who could serve as chief for as long as a year, is obviously well qualified for the role. But it will take more than a new chief to restore the integrity of the LAFD. It will also take real leadership in City Hall. And that leadership must start with a mayor and a city council willing to tell public-employee unions that they work for the public, and not the other way around.160Want 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ Bamattre understood this as well as anyone, and seemed genuinely committed to getting all city firefighters to behave like professionals. But he was never able to get a handle on the culture of the department for reasons that are not entirely his own fault. Bamattre was hamstrung by many of the same problems that hamper all of L.A. city government – namely a responsibility-free working environment and absurdly lax work rules. Note that none of those involved in the Pierce case, for example, has lost his job. Nor have countless other misbehaving city employees before them, like the garbage workers who defrauded taxpayers out of thousands of dollars by abusing their cell phones. In city government, raises are a given, whether earned or not, and termination is virtually a nonpossibility, no matter how badly deserved. City leaders were happy to let Bamattre be the fall guy for all the Fire Department’s woes during a period of intense public scrutiny. But they are fooling themselves if they think that a new chief will solve their problems. last_img read more

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Kilmarnock captain Kris Boyd retires from football

first_imgKilmarnock striker and former Scotland international Kris Boyd has announced he is retiring from football.The 35-year old is drawing a line on an 18-year career that saw him play for Killie more than 300 times and also wear the shirts of Rangers, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Eskisehirspor and Portland Timbers.Boyd represented his country on 18 occasions and scored seven international goals.The forward began his career at local club Kilmarnock, making his debut in 2001 and he progressed to become one of the country’s most promising talents. His goalscoring prowess brought attention from other sides and Boyd moved to Rangers in 2006. That short-term contract at Rugby Park brought a return to goalscoring form and an impressive season saw him catch the eye of Rangers once again. A season in the Championship with the Ibrox club brought little success and Boyd moved back to Kilmarnock for a third and final time in 2015.The striker continued to add to his goalscoring tally in Ayrshire and became club captain but was poised to retire when Steve Clarke was appointed manager. Boyd was persuaded to continue playing and went on to be part of the squad that secured club record points totals in the league in each of the past two seasons. His time at Ibrox brought over 120 goals in five seasons as well as silverware with Boyd picking up two league titles, two League Cups and two Scottish Cups. He also became the leading goalscorer of the SPL era, surpassing Henrik Larsson’s total.Boyd left Rangers at the end of his contract to join Middlesbrough in 2010 but hit the first difficult spell of his career. He moved to Nottingham Forest on loan and then signed for Eskisehirspor the following summer. His time in Turkey was short-lived with Boyd terminating his contract after just a few months, claiming not to have been paid.The forward continued his travels, moving to Portland Timbers to play under former Scotland striker John Spencer but he only remained in MLS for one year and returned to Scotland to return for Kilmarnock for a short spell.last_img read more

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Washington County Inmate Roster – 10-1-19

first_imgPublic Intoxication Disorderly ConductBattery Here for CourtJeremy S. Hall, 38, French Lick Failure to Appear (Possession of Meth)September 30 Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentJacob Eugene Hollen, 24, Salem September 28Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentRoger Dale Brock, 35, Depauw Possession of paraphernaliaSeptember 29Salem Police DepartmentCarli Mae Miller, 20, Pekin  TheftIndiana State PoliceEthan J. Abell, 23, Salem Serve TimeSalem Police DepartmentCarolyn L. Shepherd, 41, Salemlast_img

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