Falvey, CBA perfect in winning Parochial A title

first_imgStaff Writer By tim morris For Christian Brothers Academy, Middletown, the cross country season has come down to one race, Saturday’s Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park. The long-awaited rematch between the defending champion Colts and the state’s top-ranked team, Cherokee, will be one of the highlights of the MOC. “It’s going to come down to who wants it more,” said the Colts’ Tom Falvey. “We’re going to be diving for the finish line. “We’re all so excited about Saturday’s race, it’s what we’ve been training for every day all year,” he added. The Colts impressively retained their Parochial A state championship, their sixth straight, pitching a shutout against the rest of the state and sending a strong message to Cherokee (which won Group IV) that this is the Colts’ time of the year. Falvey led the CBA sweep at the front, winning the Parochial A crown in 16:24.6. Falvey took charge of the race after two miles when the runners left the bowl. He was content to sit and follow Paul VI’s Mike Ritchie for the first half of the race before taking the lead in the bowl. “I waited until two miles to start my push,” said Falvey. “I made sure I had enough left this time.” The week before at the Shore Conference Championship Falvey had tried to made a big move at that point on Marlboro’s Ty Jensen, and it cost him in the last half mile when Jensen kicked it into another gear and the tiring Falvey had no response. This week, he had enough left in reserve if challenged, but he wasn’t. “It’s a great feeling, pretty awesome,” Falvey said of joining the select group of Colts who have won the Parochial A state title. The matter at hand for the Colts, however, was the state title and CBA accomplished it with its best overall race yet at Holmdel. Trevor Rozier-Byrd (16:37.3), Jeff Peterson (16:38.8), Nat Glackin (16:44.3) and Eric Reulbach (16:49.7) polished off the shutout averaging 16:38.9 per runner. CBA beat runner-up Delbarton, 15-68. With Cherokee winning in Group IV, the die has been cast for one of the most anticipated team showdowns in years. The Chiefs beat the Colts in early October at the Shore Coaches Invitational in their only head-to-head match. Since then, neither has lost a meet. Cherokee averaged 16:35.5 per runner to the Colts’ 16:42 in the October meeting. At the Group IV meet, the Chiefs averaged 16:50.9, led by Marc Pelerin’s 16:04.9 in second place. Since that first meeting, the Colts’ fourth and fifth runners have been running quicker, as has Falvey out front. The gap between first and fifth for CBA was just 25 seconds at the Parochial A meet, while the Chiefs’ difference was 1:14. A similar gap on Saturday could be enough to put the defending champions over the top. Middletown South’s teams came up with a pair of second-place finishes at the Group championships. The boys lost to Cranford, 110-117. Sean Rath (17:08.4) and Danny Clambrone (17:09.8) led the Eagle effort with 14th- and 15th-place finishes. In the team scoring, they were 11th and 12th. Marty Walsh was the team’s No. 3 runner (17:33.7); he finished 23rd in the team count and 28th overall. The Eagle girls fell to North Hunterdon, 46-101. South got another outstanding run from Nicole Lombardy. Her 20:01.5 put her in fifth place overall. Also helping the Eagles’ cause were: Lauren Dike (21:21.2), Jane Wood ((21:27.9), Julia Baratta (21:39.9) and Lisa Zino (21:58), who were 16th, 19th, 26th and 37th respectively in the team scoring. The Top 10 runners from each group and top three teams automatically qualified for the MOC. Those qualifying were Roger Ellis of St. John Vianney, Holmdel, sixth in Parochial A (16:52), and Tom Santifort of Mater Dei, Middletown, seventh in Parochial B (17:43.9). Wild card spots were secured by the 10 fastest nonqualifying times. Middletown North’s Brian Derasmo earned a wild card entry with his 16:38 which was 13th in the Group IV race.last_img read more

Central Dabaris’ second loss

first_imgThe Fortuna Online Central Dabaris played their best in Port Moresby yesterday but the Hela Wigmen delivered a strong performance against them.The Wigmen proved to be the better side while the Dabaris missing key players and regular Captain, Adam Korave, lacked direction and leadership.The Wigmen raced to a 12-point lead at half-time scoring three unconverted tries, with winger Gilmo Paul bagging a double and Julius Yakopa scoring the other.The Dabaris got off to a bad start to the second half, allowing the ball to bounce from the kick-restart for a line drop out, putting the Wigmen on the attack. Yues David did not waste the opportunity by diving over in front of the line through soft defense for a converted try. This put the score at 18 – 0.In the 60th minute, Wigmen Roger David intercepted a pass from Dabaris fullback John Stanley to run 80 metres for a converted try, extending their lead 24 – 0.Dabaris mountain man Garry Ware responded in the 64th minute, and was unstoppable from five metres out as he scored their first try of the afternoon under the posts for a 24 – 6 score line.Wigmen’s Junior Manda made a break through the middle, finding support on the right side through Julius Yakopa and then an unmarked Yaksi Kila, to score a converted try, extending their lead by 30 points.In the 77th minute, John Stanley fought off three defenders to score for the Dabaris from a scrum 15 metres out from the Wigmen line.The unconverted try left the scores at 30 – 10 at full time.last_img read more

Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent down to Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman02:35Manny Pacquiao compares ‘heavy-handed’ Keith Thurman to Antonio Margarito02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—The names of Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent on July 13 are down to two in Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia.International matchmaker Sean Gibbons, who is also Pacquiao’s official representative in the US, said Thurman and Garcia are the two frontrunners to land a showdown with the Filipino ring icon.ADVERTISEMENT With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Mitchell, Gobert foil Kemba Walker’s one-man show as Jazz turn back Hornets View comments TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon Pacquiao breezed through his last two fights, stopping Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round last July in Malaysia before outclassing Adrien Broner two months ago in his return to Las Vegas.The 40-year-old Pacquiao, however, could be in for a tough fight against either Thurman or Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThurman, 30, the current WBA (Super) welterweight champion, is undefeated at 29-0 with 22 knockouts while the 31-year-old Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) is a former WBC welterweight titleholder.Garcia will be in action on April 20 against Adrian Granados in Carson, California. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

School Corporations “Encouraged” To Comply With Transgender Rules or Lose Title IX Funding

first_imgOffices within the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education sent a letter on Thursday to all school districts nationwide, encouraging them to acknowledge transgender students.The DOJ’s Civil Rights Division and the DOE’s Office for Civil Rights sent a letter described as “significant guidance” and referring to Title IX, which involves a condition of receiving federal funds.Bathroom debate over transgender bathroom access.READ THE FULL LETTER SENT TO SCHOOLS HERE – colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender “As a condition of receiving federal funds, a school agrees that it will not exclude, separate, deny benefits to or otherwise treat differently on the basis of sex any person in its educational programs or activities unless expressly authorized to do so under Title IX or its implementing regulations,” the letter said.Dr. Ron Johnson Executive Director of the Indiana Pastor’s Association released this statement:  “Today we raise our voices with millions of Americans who are both outraged and disgusted with our President in his latest attempt to by-pass both the Constitution and Congress by mandating that our public school locker rooms and bathrooms be used to forward his radical sexual agenda at the expense of the security and safety of our young girls and boys. We are calling on Congress to reel in our rogue President, reminding him that the states alone have the power to make educational policy. We are calling on Hoosiers to contact local school boards to encourage them to ignore this outrageous and perverse overreach by the federal government. Our tax dollars should not be used as a weapon to force local school districts into submission with a policy that is both dangerous and morally offensive.”The federal goes on to note, ”The departments treat a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for purposes of Title IX and its implementing regulations. This means that a school must not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity.”The letter states that a school’s Title IX obligation to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of sex requires schools to provide transgender students equal access to educational programs and activities, even if other students, parents or community members object or express concerns.The letter highlights requirements, which include access to restrooms and locker rooms.“A school may provide separate facilities on the basis of sex but must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity,” the letter states. “A school may not require transgender students to use facilities inconsistent with their gender identity or to use individual-user facilities when other students are not required to do so.”The letter highlights athletics, too, but acknowledges a school’s ability to operate or sponsor sex-segregated athletics teams. However, the section includes a vague reference to gender identity.“A school may not, however, adopt or adhere to requirements that rely on overly broad generalizations or stereotypes about the differences between transgender students and other students of the same sex (i.e., the same gender identity) or others’ discomfort with transgender students.”Title IX doesn’t include fraternities and sororities.The letter is signed by Catherine E. Lhamon, the DOE’s assistant secretary for civil rights, and Vanita Gupta, the DOJ’s principal deputy assistant attorney general for civil rights.last_img read more

Marshfield boys curling fourth at state tournament

first_imgTournament held in Wausau last weekendBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — The Marshfield boys curling team placed fourth at the Wisconsin State Curling Tournament on Saturday.The Tigers lost 9-3 in the semifinals to Lodi.Playing for Marshfield were Lukas Post (lead), John Dickinson (second), Lucas Roselle (third), and Noah Behling (skip).(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img

Funds for small media projects

first_img2 July 2004The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) has approved more funding for community and small commercial media projects as part of its drive to promote development and plurality of voices in South Africa’s media.The MDDA, a partnership between the government and major media operators, disburses grants to community, small commercial and media research projects in four cycles each year. Its first round of grants was approved in January.This time round, the MDDA’s board of directors approved funding for 10 media projects, five community radios, three community print and two small commercial print projects.Some of the latest beneficiaries include the Moletjie Community Radio near Polokwane, that received funds to help build a studio on land donated by a local chief. This was a Moletjie FM’s second grant; the MDDA approved a small grant in January for a technical study on difficulties it faced in terms of its coverage.One of South Africa’s oldest community radio stations, Moutse FM, has also been awarded a grant for mentoring and organisational development. Moutse FM broadcasts to Moutse village in Limpopo, but also reaches nearby areas like Dennilton, Marble Hall and Grobbelaarsdal in Mpumalanga.Worker’s World Radio Production, a non-profit radio production agency owned by trade union federations that produces programmes on labour issues for about 40 community radio stations around South Africa, was also allocated funding. Worker’s World would use the grant to train community radio producers.The National Community Radio Forum also received a grant to conduct studies into signal distribution, the establishment of joint services for community radio stations, and convergence or connectivity. The MDDA said it believed these studies would help the community radio sector to overcome some of the problems affecting its sustainability.Barberton Community Radio in Mpumalanga also received a grant, for mentoring and organisational development.In the print media sector, Amazwi Magazine, a non-profit print media initiative in the Hluhlwe and Mkhuze areas in KwaZulu-Natal, received funds to cover start-up and concept development costs. The project aims to offer writing and production training to people from the community, while producing a magazine focusing on cultural and tourism issues.Nkomazi Voice, a non-profit newspaper distributed in the Nkomazi area of Mpumalanga, also received funding.Agenda, a feminist media project based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, also received a grant to support their website training of women writers and to cover the production costs of one magazine per year over the next three years.Genuine, a family magazine in KwaZulu-Natal, received a grant for capacity building to develop a sustainable business plan.Leseding News, a small commercial newspaper based in Rustenburg in North West province, received financial support for research, training and equipment.Libby Lloyd of the MDDA said the board had also earmarked funding for two other rural community radio stations, once it had received a clear breakdown of their needs.Ten applications, mostly from new unlicensed community radio initiatives, were turned down.The MDDA had decided not to provide support for unlicensed community radio initiatives until it became clear when the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) would begin further licensing of such projects, Lloyd said.In terms of broadcasting legislation, Icasa has to conduct a review of community radio policies before reopening applications for licences.For more information, visit the MDDA website. The MDDA can also be visited at its offices on the 2nd floor of The Mills, 66 Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

ECM: The Move to Standardize CMIS

first_imgOASIS has been selected as the standards body for fully formalizing CMIS.  OASIS is an open international open standards consortium.  The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Technical Committee of OASIS will attempt to finalize the an open standard for using Web Services, Web 2.0 and Enterprise Content Management.The draft specification that will be considered by OASIS was created by IBM, Alfresco, Microsoft and EMC.  Now the attempt is to widen the scope of interested parties and to formalize the draft specification into a standard.  The OASIS group has attracted considerable interest and a wide variety of companies have signed up to participate in the standards process.  Companies include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Alfresco, Booz Allen Hamilton, EMC, Magnolia, Nuxeo, Open Text, Quark, SAP, Saperion, Vamosa, and Vignette.“CMIS offers new potential for write-once, run-anywhere content,” said Mary Laplante, senior analyst at The Gilbane Group. “Companies want the best solutions for their business applications. In reality, this means multiple CM systems and the resulting need for integration. Companies still spend significant time and money connecting heterogeneous repositories. CMIS offers the promise of dramatically reduced IT burden associated with maintaining custom integration code and one-off integrations.”last_img read more

The New Delicious UI Updates Make It Look Just Like Pinterest

first_imgEver since its redesign, Delicious has looked increasingly like mainstream social bookmarking site Pinterest. The latest Delicious UI overhaul applies the same visually focused look to the link-saving page, which was operating under the “old” look until just today. The new design is focused on visuals and stacks, whereas the old version was more about tags and recommended tags. Is it bad that Delicious is trying to copy Pinterest’s look?Pinterest is a fast-growing, visually focused social bookmarking site that grabs mainstream social networking users. CEO Ben Silbermann, a West Des Moines native, said that the first people to understand and use the site were women in Des Moines, Minneapolis, Houston and, later, Chicago. In fact, AdAge spoke with Shannon King, GM of digital for Real Simple magazine, who said that Pinterest has referred “more traffic to the site than even Facebook.” In an attempt to make stacks more visually appealing, Delicious has staggered them to look just like Pinterest’s. alicia eler Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Social Bookmarking#web Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos YouTube Co-Founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen bought Delicious from Yahoo earlier this year with plans to make it more appealing to mainstream users. Will the latest Delicious overhaul officially push it, and social bookmarking, mainstream? Where does that leave Delicious? Trying to figure out who its new core audience is post re-design, especially since tech geeks are pretty much over it. last_img read more

World Cup: India looking to extend winning run against Zimbabwe

first_imgMS Dhoni-led India are yet to lose a game in the ongoing ICC World CupDefending champion India will emphasize consistency on Saturday as it attempts to continue its unbeaten run through the Cricket World Cup in its last pool match against Zimbabwe.Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has led India to nine consecutive wins in World Cup matches – encompassing its run to the title in 2011 and its first five pool matches of the 2015 tournament – has indicated India will follow New Zealand’s lead and maintain an unchanged lineup unless injuries force its hand.Dhoni said India had no incentive to rest players as it headed into the quarterfinals and would likely only do so if a player was in danger of breaking down. Otherwise, he said, India would continue to take the field with what it considered to be its best 11.”If everyone is fit and available for selection we’ll field the best 11,” he said. “Because there are already long breaks between matches that much rest should be adequate.”Dhoni was more blunt in delivering that message after India’s most-recent, eight wicket win over Ireland in Hamilton on Tuesday, saying “the bench strength will warm the bench.”India has bowled out all five of its opponents at the World Cup so far – Pakistan for 224, South Africa for 177, the United Arab Emirates for 101, the West Indies for 182 and Ireland for 259.Dhoni suggested after the win over Ireland that it was the improvement in the performance of the Indian bowlers that had brought about the “remarkable difference” in India’s overall form since its tour of Australia immediately prior to the World Cup.advertisementHe said after the win over Ireland “what the bowlers are doing is something that I have not seen for a long time, particularly with the Indian team set up.”The captain’s message about bowling a particular line to create pressure is being picked up willingly by the bowlers and it is working, he said, “Now they have seen it and they have tasted it.”Asked to explain the turnaround in the bowlers’ form, Dhoni said “probably it’s a mixture of everything. Maybe it is about getting hit every day, implementing advices better, a new bowling coach, a combination of a lot of things.”When you do something new, it’s important that the result goes in your favor. Then you become more inclined to follow,” the new method, he said. “When bowlers honestly tried something and said ‘let’s do it’ and it worked in their favor, that’s something that triggered a spark. Hopefully this learning will remain in their mind always.”Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor, who will play his last game for Zimbabwe on Saturday before joining the English county Nottinghamshire on a three-year deal, agreed the Indian bowlers had become a handful.”We all know what a powerhouse they are at batting but they certainly hold their own with the ball,” he said. “They’ve had proven performances with their spinners and we see how well they’ve done for India over the years, even in conditions that are not so suited to them.”Even the new ball bowlers have struck early where they possibly haven’t done that in the past and they’re bowling with some good pace, too. That’s certainly good for Indian cricket and it’ll be very challenging for us tomorrow.”last_img read more

Free October Events for Freelancers Union Members

first_imgYour mission, if you accept it: make October freelance friendlier.This month, we’re putting the life in work-life balance by offering free wellness classes in Brooklyn that are open to all members.Here are a few things you should know: This is just the beginning. We plan to host free, members-only classes every month at 408 Jay. All of the events are completely free (yes, really) and will be held at 408 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn. You’re welcome to attend as many events as you want. So what’s the catch? There isn’t one! We just want to make the quest for mind/body healthiness easier by designing wellness classes just for our members. Freelancers Union is truly focused on improving freelancers’ lives, and that extends from your workspace to the yoga mat.And speaking of the yoga mat, here’s the roster of our October classes:Slow Flow Yoga – It’s important for busy freelancers to stay both healthy and centered. At Slow Flow Yoga, you can build strength and flexibility at a pace that’s designed to empower you while enhancing your practice.Beginning Mindfulness Meditation – Ready, set, relaxation. The best way to unwind is to meditate with people who actually understand your career. This session includes a 30-minute seated or walking practice, followed by a brief check-in and discussion.Stress-Busting Tai Chi – Come to tai chi and kiss stress goodbye! This mind-body practice is referred to as “moving meditation” – practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply.**P.S. **Nothing’s better for you than having fun and meeting new people. Join us for Mix It Up: Speed Networking for Freelancers on October 8 at 408 Jay Street. It’s part of our new Freelance 360 event series (Please note: this event has a $15 entry fee).last_img read more