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After opening the campaign with three straight losses, the Holmdel High School softball team faces four games this week as it looks to rebound.The Hornets opened the season with a 10-0 loss to Red Bank Regional, then dropped 3-1 decisions against both Jackson and Rumson-Fair Haven. Coach Jim Gelpke’s team was slated to return to action on Monday on the road,with Shore Regional providing the opposition.Yesterday theHornetswere to visit Manasquan before returning home for games this afternoon with Red Bank Catholic and tomorrow vs. St. John Vianney.”I really think we’ve played better than our record shows,” Gelpke said. “The girls have been working hard and I see the improvement. Our team is getting better and better.”A year ago the youthful Hornets struggled out of the gate andwere 1-9 before going 5-5 over the final 10 games to end with a 6- 14 mark. Holmdel lost three players to graduation, and Gelpke’s roster for this spring includes a pair of sophomores and four freshmen.”We’re young overall and the girls just need to be a little quicker with their decisions in the field,” the coach said. “That’s coming, and it will get better with time. The experience these girls are getting right now will be very valuable down the road.”Holmdel relies heavily on junior pitcher Kate Brody. In her third varsity season, Brody is the team’s heart and soul and serves as its captain. A year ago she pitched every inning of every game, and may likely do that again this time around. Thus far, Brody has 20 strikeouts in 18 innings of work. She can also hit: her double against Jackson brought home theHornets’only run in the game.Gelpke has two seniors on the roster, and they have been the team’s best hitters in the early going. Shortstop Danielle Esposito is at .571 with six stolen bases and an RBI, while versatile third baseman Maggie Baisley is batting .286with an RBI. Baisley, who owns one of the best throwing arms on the team, can also play right and left fields as well as shortstop.In addition to Brody, the Hornets have three other juniors: Kristina Bushey, Danielle Critelli and SamChristie. The versatile Bushey is out with a hamstring injury and is expected back soon; Critelli, bothered by a back injury, is Holmdel’s DH and Christie is sure-handed at second base.Twins Alexa and Jamie Martinez play catcher and shortstop, respectively. Alexa Martinez is a solid defensive backstop with a strong arm. Jamie Martinez also excels with the glove, and her arm is equally as strong.Holmdel’s freshman contingent includes first baseman Autumn McFeeley, infielder Candace Fok, left fielder Melissa Koven and right fielder Allison Tracy. All four have shown much promise, Gelpke said, and Koven has displayed some pop at the plate.”The thing that will help us in the long run is that for the most part, the girls have been putting the ball in play,” the second year coach said. “Last year, as a team, we struck out too much, too often looking.”That’s not happening this year. We’ve cut down on our strikeouts and we’re making the opposition work for outs.”Despite the slow start, Gelpke’s goals are lofty ones. He believes his team can bounce back and qualify for the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II playoffs.”We have a tough schedule early on, but I think that will help us in the long run,” Gelpke said. Holmdel has dropped three straight games BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer read more
Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Arellano embarrassed the Lady Stags in three sets, 25-18, 25-20, 25-16, in the first game of the NCAA Season 92 women’s volleyball finals.“They didn’t come here to win a game, they didn’t come here to win a championship,” said Gorayeb Tuesday at San Juan Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnREAD: Lady Chiefs take game 1, negate Lady Stags’ thrice-to-beat edgeSan Sebastian walked with a championship luster in the eliminations after sweeping the competition en route to a 9-0 record and a bye to the finals. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Well-oiled Beermen getting more from second group Yet it was the Lady Chiefs who walked with such swagger in the Finals series where the Lady Stags had a thrice-to-beat advantage.That thrice-to-beat edge, though, seemed like an afterthought with the way the Lady Stags played.“They weren’t able to do anything, and that’s what baffles me,” said Gorayeb, who also steered San Sebastian to an undefeated record in Season 91 just to lose to College of St. Benilde in the Finals. “That kind of problem is for young teams, new teams. All of this already happened last year. I don’t know where their focus was during the game.”San Sebastian failed to register a single point off its block attempts and committed 30 errors–the biggest being Denice Lim’s long service that gave the Lady Chiefs the victory.Gorayeb gave his team his piece of mind in the hopes they could turn it around for the remainder of the series.ADVERTISEMENT 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG San Sebastian Lady Stags. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRoger Gorayeb has always been a man who calls a spade a spade, and on Tuesday he was no different.After a ridiculous outing from San Sebastian, Gorayeb blasted his team for not playing to its best even with a title on the line.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely “I can pay each and every single one of them a million pesos, but that kind of money will never equal the joy and pride a small trophy will give,” said Gorayeb.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments read more
…bares real (PNC) fangsA week ago, a video of Minister Simona “I is” Broomes – who clearly has “a thing” for microphones – no Freudian message intended! – circulated over the blogsphere, she’d imitated a “working girl” to “boom out” in the National Assembly and gave a shout out about “Judas” after Charrandas’ “yes, yes, yes” vote in the same Assembly etc. But she’s mum on how the (Granger) promised PNC hearing on her harassment of two poor security guards – who kept her from her fried rice – turned out!Well, back to her latest “boom out” from Congress Place after a fundraising event, when Broomes grabbed the mike to offer her own special cover to the Bob Marley classic, “WAR!” To appreciate Broomes’ manoeuvre, you’ve got to understand the context the particular song she picked to rally the PNC troops – from the millions of songs out there.Marley released the song in 1976 when the oppression of Africans was especially hideous under apartheid and its clones. His words resonated in the Caribbean under the philosophy of Rastafari and Black Power, which called for ‘war” to free people of African origin everywhere. “And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes/ that hold our brothers in Angola,/ In Mozambique,/ South Africa/ Sub-human bondage/ Have been toppled,/ Utterly destroyed/ – Well, everywhere is war – / Me say war. ‘War in the East,/ War in the West,/ War up North,/ War down South – / War – war – … – And we know we shall win/ As we are confident/ In the victory/ Of good over evil./Now when Broomes boomed out: “No house-to-house, No election/ Don’t -play with the APNU/AFC/ Jagdeo we coming/ We gonna beat you/ War in Region Seven/ War in Region Six/ War in Region 10 [etc]/ War we ready”, we have to understand her intent within the context of the PNC’s major campaign message to its overwhelmingly African Guyanese constituency. To wit that the PPP subjugated them for 23 years through blatantly racist policies and for this reason, they must not be allowed to return to office – BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!For us in Guyana, this is not a figurative “call to arms”. We know it was the same calls that led to Hoyte’s “slow fyaah; mo’ fyaah” which morphed into the PLA and the “Buxton Resistance Fighters” who vowed to “liberate” African Guyanese from PPP “tyranny”. But ended up with hundreds of Guyanese of all races killed.All skin teeth na laugh, And as the Chronic warned: “Violence must not pass as entertainment”.…and AFC’s “raring to go”If you want to know what’s the AFC’s position on the burning issues of the day, it’ll depend on which leader – Trotman (Leader); Ramjattan (Chairman), Nagamootoo (Elder Statesman!) or (suddenly) Marlon Williams (General Secretary) is holding forth!! According to Williams, notwithstanding its humiliation at the LGE, they’re “raring to go” into the next General Elections!They’ve already formed their “election campaign committee”, the GS said. So does this mean they’re going it alone on the hustings even though the other three leaders have latched onto the PNC coattails like leeches? Or was it those leaders were only interested on the PM spot going to Nagamootoo (Trotman and Nagamootoo) or Ramjattan (Ramjattan and Ramjattan!)?On elections Williams rides two horses – It all depends on “GECOM timelines; yet it’s OK to picket GECOM to demand house-to-house registration – which means another nine months!!All your Eyewitness can conclude from the AFC’s gymnastics is that they’re a pretty schizophrenic bunch!!But once you’ve gotten 50 per cent salary increases and all those SUV’s and outriders, you can’t go back, can you?!!…and “understudying”Cussing out Jagdeo like there was no tomorrow, a bunch of “concerned citizens” in the Chronic, warned him: “We have understudied you and your behaviour.”“Understudied”!! Like practicing to take over Jagdeo’s role!! Oh Moses!! read more
SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak 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 Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images “Am I happy? No. Am I mad? Yeah. But, Mr. Aung La N Sang, congratulations again. You deserve it, you earned it, man you’re a tough bastard. Everyone else, I’ll see you soon.”Despite the unfavorable outcome, the Filipino-American superstar still has plenty of reasons to keep his head held high.After all, Vera remains the king of the heavyweights and he plans to defend that belt soon.“Still the heavyweight world champion, still defending that ASAP. Thank you everyone for coming to Japan, thank you for your help, thank you ONE Championship,” Vera said.He might have fell short now, but Vera’s plans to pursue a second title in a different division is still on.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ LATEST STORIES As promised, Vera brought the heat and went toe-to-toe with Aung La.But it just was not his night as the Kachin State hero absorbed his best shots, countered them, and scored a TKO.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Sometimes, things don’t go as planned, sometimes no matter how hard you chase them, no matter how you work hard, it still don’t turn out perfect,” Vera said.Disappointed and all, the 42-year-old still tipped his hat off to Aung La, a man he quite admires in martial arts. Palace lauds Nesthy Petecio for bagging gold in boxing world championships No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down MOST READ “Sometimes it doesn’t turn out the way you want. That doesn’t mean you have to stop chasing your dreams.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A bloodied Aung La N Sang celebrates after stopping Brandon Vera in the second round of their world title fight in the main event of ONE: Century Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Aung La, who is also the current middleweight champion, retained his light heavyweight belt. Photo from ONE ChampionshipMANILA, Philippines—Reigning ONE heavyweight world champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera did not hide his disappointment after his failed bid to become a two-division world champion in the biggest night of ONE Championship.Vera absorbed his first loss in the organization following a second-round stoppage at the hands of light heavyweight titleholder Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang in the main event of the historic ONE: Century at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.ADVERTISEMENT read more
Dear Editor,General aviation is in crisis, and the President needs to get the general aviation sector reviewed from top to bottom. This is no joke!My sympathy to the family, loved ones and friends of the perished pilots.The lives of the flying public are at stake, and the affordability of flying is as well. I shudder at the thought of flying and whether it is still safe within Guyana and the cost of insurance for the aircraft operators (due to frequent aircraft crashes resulting in many claims) which must be passed on to the public.I say that general aviation is in crisis because we have had three airplane crashes with two fatalities by three operators, including another mishap and incident by an operator, all within a few months. This isn’t normal in a country with a very small aviation sector.What is happening to our general aviation sector? There is a problem, and it needs to be addressed immediately, before we have more significant losses of life. These problems can be one or a combination of several factors, including training, morale, poor oversight, pilot error, mechanical, weather, air traffic, poor loading, aging aircraft, etc.I know the most glaring factor that came from these crashes and all the others in recent years is that the GDF has limited and almost no search and rescue capabilities, and arrive at the scene too late to save lives and extract any survivors. Let’s please don’t fool ourselves, those brave GDF Special Forces ranks risking their lives to get to the crash site are limited due to the lack of a large helicopter support to rappel and conduct any extraction at the crash scene of any critically injured persons.The Government is responsible for search and rescue, and should immediate equip the GDF to perform this task. Do we know whether an earlier arrival with significant capabilities at the crash scenes could have saved lives? It is taking too long to get the courageous ranks to the crash scene without the typical search and rescue tools.A failure to make it a Government priority and invest in the necessary search and rescue helicopters with equipment makes it highly probable that any crash with multiple survivors will be a national embarrassment for the coalition Government. Since crash victims in our rugged hinterland will more than likely perish and be given no hope or chance of urgent medical. This is due to the tardy arrival at crash scenes owing to limited or no search and rescue capabilities by the GDF.I hope the Government sees the need to protect the tens of thousands of us flying around the hinterland with the chance to live, if through no fault of our own we become a plane crash victim. The Government owes us a timely rescue with the best capabilities to improve our chances of survival. This is not the responsibility of a private company being paid to use their aircraft, or getting a contract, or asking private companies to use their aircraft gratis.This is 2017, and the Government needs to take their search and rescue role and responsibility very seriously, and act now, before a major airplane crash. All Guyanese, should we ever become a plane crash victim, should be provided immediate and timely rescue, and critical medical care to save our lives.A plane crash should not be a death sentence for the survivors awaiting urgent and timely medical care.Sincerely,Nicholas Rodrigues read more
A Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown man was before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday to answer to a charge of possession of cocaine and cannabis.Jermaine Estmant, 40, of Lot 493 Turkeyen, appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman.He denied the charge which stated that on September 8, 2017, at Waterloo Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, he was found to be in possession of 0.2 grams of cocaine. Additionally, he denied another charge which stated that on the same day at the same location, he was found to be in possession of 4.5 grams of cannabis.The prosecution is contending that the father of three was found with the items by ranks that were on patrol at Waterloo Street.Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves had no objections to bail. The man was released on ,000 bail. The case will continue on October 9. read more
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Government shares they want to keep the public and stakeholders informed throughout the negotiation and implementation of Treaty Land Entitlement with opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback.There will be Open Houses on the following dates and locations; Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 1 pm – 3 pm at the Pink Mountain, Buffalo Inn Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Rose Prairie. Rose Prairie Community Centre Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Cecil Lake, Cecil Lake Hall Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm at the Buick, Buick Community HallThe public is invited to learn about the work so far and what is to come.- Advertisement -Eight First Nations communities in the Northeast are signatures to Treaty 8; Blueberry Doig River Fort Nelson Halfway River McLeod Lake Prophet Saulteau West MoberlyAccording to the B.C. Government, it is their duty to uphold the honour of the crown and implement historic treaties in ways that are generous, fair and just as they are seeking to provide lands which have been owed to Treaty 8 First Nations for more than 100 years.Treaty Land Entitlement claims in B.C. are intended to honour treaty rights by settling the land debt owed to First Nations shared the Government.Advertisement For more information, contact Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. read more
2 Still, the penalty miss seemed to rejuvenate Roberto Martinez’s men, who attacked with a verve that was absent for the opening hour of the clash.Tom Cleverley fired over after Lennon’s cross, before Lukaku missed another great chance, heading over a left-wing cross from former United midfielder Cleverley.To turn Everton’s dominance into goals, Martinez looked towards his bench, taking off the impressive Lennon for Gerard Deulofeu.It was the Spaniard who played a key role in Everton’s equaliser, receiving a pass out wide from Lukaku and sending a lovely curling cross into the area – which deflected off Smalling into the back of his own net.It was a goal which the Toffees deserved, having been far better than their opponents in the second period.They had a host of chances to add to their tally and take the lead, Deulofeu excelling as a creative force. However, Lukaku was unusually wasteful and De Gea was in top form, and it was the Red Devils who stole the game at the death.Ander Herrera played the ball through to Martial, who curled a composed finish past Joel to win the game for Van Gaal’s men in the final seconds of injury time, sending the Red Devils to the Final for the first time in nine years. Anthony Martial scored seconds from time to secure Manchester United’s place in the 2016 FA Cup final, overcoming an Everton team who will feel hard done by given their performance at Wembley.The Frenchman curled the winner home when the game looked destined to be heading for extra time, after Marouane Fellaini had given the Red Devils the lead, and a Chris Smalling own goal had tied the game.Despite United dominating the first-half, and eventually taking the lead, it was the Toffees who had the best early chance.A long ball pumped from defence was won by Romelu Lukaku, outjumping an uninterested Timothy Fosu-Mensah. The Belgian forward dribbled into the box, and round David de Gea, but his shot was cleared off the line by Wayne Rooney, who met the ball excellently with his head.It was the only serious Everton chance of the first-half, as the Red Devils grew into the game and should have been ahead by a larger scoreline at half-time.Martial was enjoying his time against Mo Besic, playing in an unnatural right-back role, and the majority of the chances came through the Frenchman.He had a chance saved by Joel, and also fired a close range attempt over when he should have hit the target. Jesse Lingard was also denied by the Everton keeper, following an excellent pass by Wayne Rooney, who impressed in a midfield playmaker position.Joel was keeping United at bay as best he could, but he and the questionable Toffees’ defence were finally beaten just after the half hour mark.Former Goodison Park star Fellaini finished the move, after Martial had once again beaten Besic, before playing a low cut back into the centre of the box. It was a poor goal to concede, but no less than the Red Devils deserved after a thrilling opening period.The goal eased the pressure on United, who, in turn, eased the pressure they were putting on their Merseyside opponents.Having been untroubled for the majority of the half, Louis Van Gaal’s men were content with holding the ball with no real attacking urgency.They continued this game plan in the opening stages of the second period, but United’s lack of offensive threat almost came back to bite them, as Everton grew into the game.Aaron Lennon was particularly effective down the right-wing, while John Stones and Ross Barkley were impressing as playmakers in the middle of the park.And it was the latter who played a key role in the Toffees best chance of the game.Breaking into the box, the England international was taken down by Fosu-Mensah, and a penalty was awarded.Lukaku stepped up to strike the spot kick, but his attempt was impressively saved by De Gea down to his right. 2 Anthony Martial netted in injury time to win the game for Manchester United read more