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Hazlet Hawks cap remarkable season with district crown

first_imgNine-year-olds lose in Ripken final to Monroe BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer The Hazlet Hawks 9U baseball team completed its summer with an excellent 38-13 overall mark. Along the way, the Hawks captured the District 11 title with four straight wins, downing Middletown in the finale to advance to the Ripken state tourney. Hazlet defeated Mount Olive, Flemington, Middletown and Bayonne to reach the finals before losing a 4-3 nail-biter to Monroe. “A lot of the boys have been playing together for two years now and it showed,” Hazlet assistant coach Anthony Cofone said. “They’re very experienced for their age and they seem to be able to rise to the occasion for the big games.” The Hawks also entered several tournaments during the season, adding to its laurels championships in both Cranford and East Brunswick. Hazlet relied on a five-player pitching staff. James Howarth and Danny Lehan were the ages, but Matt Birdsall, Anthony Cofone and Joe Dressler also pitched well when called upon. While the pitching was superb, the Hawks piled on the runs. Howarth led the team with a batting average above the .500 mark and drove in 60 runs in 51 games. Michael Lind drove home 46 runs and Billy Hutchins added 42 RBIs. Both Lind and Hutchins batted over .400. The younger Cofone also hit more than .400. Birdsall and Lind provided solid defense behind the plate, while Ryan Ruziecki and the younger Cofone played superbly at first base and second base, respectively. Other members of the team include outfielders Noah Errichetti, Thomas Glackin, Jason Glensor and Mike Kenneally and infielder Nick Borow, who also played the outfield. “This is a hard-working group of real good kids,” Coach Cofone said. “They all pull for each other and look to help each other out. We have a great group of parents and it’s a real team atmosphere.” Charlie Hildner manages the Hawks. Hazlet’s other assistants include Bob Birdsall, John Dressler, Tim Hildner and Marty Ruziecki. After taking a few weeks off in August, the Hawks will begin their fall ball campaign in the Central Jersey Baseball League on Aug. 30.last_img read more

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Rogers wins longest ever women’s match at US Open

first_imgSome fans got their money’s worth at the US Open on Thursday as American Shelby Rogers outlasted Australia’s Daria Gavrilova 7-6(6) 4-6 7-6(5) in a second round clash that was the longest women’s match ever at Flushing Meadows.Rogers and 25th seed Gavrilova battled for three hours and 33 minutes eclipsing the previous record of 3:23 set in 2015 when Johanna Konta defeated Garbine Muguruza 7-6 6-7 6-2 in a second round clash.World number 62 Rogers moves into the third round where she will face fourth seed Elina Svitolina.last_img read more

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KA Juman-Yassin was only person on UG council in 1982 who voted against my…

first_imgDear Editor,On Wednesday March 3, 1982, the University of Guyana Council terminated my appointment as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. One man voted against my dismissal, KA Juman-Yassin. This Guyanese was courageous. Thank you, Juman-Yassin. You are an inspiration to me and my family. I thought of you, on and off, when I was kidnapped, blindfolded, interrogated and terrorized on February 9-14, 1984.This unjust, undemocratic and unpatriotic act caused me irreparable personal and professional damage. Yet, there is no bitterness in my heart. It is sad, however, that working people in Guyana provide many of these folks with rewards and pensions.Hereunder, are excerpts of the “Minutes of Adjourned Council Meeting held Wednesday March 3, 1982 in the Board Room, Administration Building, Turkeyen Campus. PRESENT :Cdes. C. Baird, CCH, Pro Chancellor (Chairperson), G. Walcott, Vice Chancellor (AG.), D. Ainsworth, MP; L.T. Bowen, V. Burnham, E. Burrowes, N. Chaderpaul, W.A. Davidson, K. Denny, E.Gilbert, MP, H. Green, MP, J. Holder, AA, C. Jarvis, AA, L. Lewis, DSM, R. McKay, F. Mohamed, MP, A. Munroe, S.S. Narine, AA, MP, M. Parris, C. Philadelphia, B. Raghubir, DSM, L. Scotland, S.M. Shakoor, G.Sharma, J. Sinclair, G. Singh, S. Singh, K.A. Juman-Yassin, J. Yates, A. Yhap, AA, N. Younge and H.O. Brewester, Registrar/Secretary (Ag.)…”(After recommending that 29 students be asked to withdraw from the university because they did not do National Service, the Board dealt with my employment at UG).“…ANY OTHER BUSINESS: Under this item Cde. A. Munroe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, told the Board that he wished to raise a matter of vital importance in relation to the appointment (of) Paul Nehru Tennassee as a Research Fellow, Institute Development Studies. He said that since Cde. Tennassee’s assumption of duty in January, 1982 information had come to hand which led to the conclusion that he was not (a) fit and proper person to continue in the employment of the University. He therefore proposed that Cde. Tennassee’s appointment be terminated under clause 3 of his contract and that he should be given (6) months salary in lieu of notice along with benefits to which he was entitled. He added that a cheque for the amount due should accompany the letter of termination.The Dean, Faculty of Social Science, inquired into the reasons for such a proposal at this point of the agenda and felt that the decision to terminate someone’s appointment so abruptly should not be taken lightly. He called on Cde Munroe to put forward reasons to support his proposal since from the information gleaned from Cde Tennessee’s curriculum vitae it would seem that there was no academic reason for the proposal. He opined that such reasons would assist the University in its recruitment decisions. He reminded the Council also of the point of view of the Academic Board which sometime previously had urged that when a person’s contract was being terminated at short notice, some explanation should be given.The response of some members of the Board was that the Academic Board had no authority over appointments or dismissals and its opinion could be disregarded. They further argued that in matters of this nature the less said the better and no reason should be advanced.Cde. Juman-Yassin voiced his disagreement and said that such an abrupt termination of anyone’s service could greatly affect his future prospects. He advanced the argument that Council as the body being asked to make the decision was entitled to hear the reasons for the proposal so that it could be satisfied about the objectivity of its decision. He stated that he would be hard pressed to support a proposal without hearing the rationale that led to its presentation.The majority of the members however insisted that no reasons should be advanced and called on the Pro-Chancellor to put Cde. Munroe’s motion to the vote. The Pro-Chancellor cautioned the Council that the matter was a serious one. However, since there seemed to be a general demand for the motion to be put, she called on members to indicate their support or otherwise of the motion.In the vote that followed, twenty-six (26) members supported the motion, one (1) member voted against, there was one (1) abstention and one (1) member did not vote.The Registrar (ag) was advised to dispatch the letter of termination the next day (4th March) and to seek legal advice on the formulation of the letter.The Dean, Faculty of Social Science, then told Council that his Faculty would view the decision seriously since it placed them in a rather invidious position. He hoped that at a later stage Council would see the wisdom of offering reasons for its decision.There being no other business the meeting ended at 17.55 hours.”Eusi Kwayana told me that my father was the first school teacher who responded to his letter inviting teachers on the Corentyne to join the independence struggle. I witnessed with my mother, when I was six-years-old, the invading British soldiers occupy our store (under Dr Lachmansingh’s house in James Street), and later went to our home in search of my father and subversive literature. I met Forbes Burnham in 1969 at his office in Parliament Building. He listened to me explain my views on how the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean should be mobilized and organized to assert their true independence. He then leaned back on his chair, slightly touched his little beard and said to me “idealism, idealism, pure idealism.”Yours faithfully,Paul Nehru Tennasseelast_img read more

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Guyanese stand up to bullyism

first_imgDear Editor,Sir Winston Churchill famously said: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last” and so it has been in this period since the successful no-confidence motion on December 21, 2018.A constitutional crisis looms. President David Granger is fueling anxiety with his refusal to accept the rule of law; refusal to respect the Constitution; refusal to admit his Administration has fallen; refusal to set a date for General and Regional Elections.An abdication of responsibility and a revealing flaw in leadership quality finally exposed to those with eyes to see. And for all this, the appeasers bow and scrape in efforts to spare him offence, hurt, ridicule or scorn.The appeasement of Granger runs the gamut of ridiculous to sublime. Dr David Hinds speaks to the subversion of the Constitution by Granger as “outmanoeuvring the Opposition” while journalist Dennis Chabrol’s question at a press conference posited Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo was ‘complicit’ in the impending crisis for not offering to extend the legally binding 90-day election clock.Chabrol knows that Granger has made no demands of Jagdeo for any extension or any other concession.Granger has simply shut his mouth and is allowing his minions to sow seeds of confusion.If Granger wants to legally occupy the office of the President past March 19, 2019, he will need assistance from Jagdeo; in return, he must acknowledge the Constitution as law and set out a plan for elections 2019.Then, and only then, can Jagdeo legally act! Without a date on the table, any act by Jagdeo to extend the life of the executive and legislature is just as illegal as Granger’s refusals to date.Editor, civil society actors, while fully acknowledging the intransigence of Granger as the source of angst, have still found ways to suggest that the solution lies with Leader of the Opposition who is urged into ‘action’.This is nothing more than a cry for leadership; nature abhors a vacuum, the silence from the incumbent Chanderpaul Drive is unnerving the populace.While APNU/AFC wages a ‘shadow’ campaign with taxpayers monies, sing of ‘war’ at Congress Place, make the vilest claims of extra-judicial killings of ‘black’ people, the PPP/C is talking about the issues of corruption, mismanagement, incompetence, cronyism and nepotism of this tiny cabal. Despite the starkly different approaches to the 2019 election campaign, another set of appeasers would have you believe that the approach of the PPP/C is the same as APNU/AFC.Timothy Jonas talks of “the two major parties being divisive and seeking to polarise” while McCormack’s Guyana Human Rights Organisation (GHRA) in calling for “an agreement by the two major political parties to stop fueling ethnic insecurity” said “both parties are beginning to mobilise in ways that do not inspire confidence”.I would suggest that such commentators are simply dusting off old sentiments and have not done any actual observing. In every public statement, press conference or meeting, the PPP/C has been vociferous in its calls for inclusivity, urging its supporters to recognise the evolution that is happening within the ranks of the party.Yet the GHRA executive has seemingly not noticed, as they also failed to notice PNC’s Health Minister’s public announcement of a party card requirement for job seekers.If you cannot be fair nor balanced in observation, your credibility is eroded and your organisation becomes as fossilised as the leadership.During a recent conversation with longstanding member of the PPP, Shirley Edwards MP, a grand old lady who lived through the horrors of ethnic warfare in 1962 but who holds no rancour, and talks with passion about the strides the people of our nation have made towards racial harmony “Race relations have been evolving and I believe we are witnessing the first elections where issues are the main focus, not the colour of skin” this coupled with the burgeoning multi-ethnic membership of the PPP/C is enough to dispel thoughts that the party has any interest in stirring ethnic insecurities or needs political partners to ably represent all ethnicities in Guyana.Guyanese must stop this practice of appeasement and stand up to bullyism; social commentators must be brave enough to stand up to the APNU/AFC. Appeasers are reminded that the undecided are always the first meal of the dictatorial crocodile.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

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Cell phone calls disrupt 911 system

first_imgOfficials say callers are more likely to receive a quick response from a landline. But even those calls could have a delayed response by dispatchers bogged down by cell phone calls. The state says 90 percent of 911 calls should be answered in less than 10 seconds. But at the California Highway Patrol’s two largest call centers – in Los Angeles and San Francisco – waits averaged more than five times that amount, according to data covering January through July of this year. The longest waits through July – an average of the longest delays each month – were 27 minutes in the Los Angeles area and 47 minutes in the Ventura area. CHP officials say cell phone users who dial 911 for non-emergencies – seeking, for example, traffic or weather information – are partly to blame. By The Associated Press California’s emergency agencies are struggling to adapt to a surge in calls from cell phones that have overwhelmed the state’s 911 system, leading to lost calls and long waits, according to a published report. Cell phone emergency calls take longer to handle and dispatchers can easily become swamped, such as when multiple callers report from the same accident scene. There are roughly 10 times the number of 911 calls made from cell phones in California than there were in 1990. Last year, more than 8 million emergency calls were made from cell phones in the state, according to a review of data by the Los Angeles Times. 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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Rangers drawn to play Celtic at Hampden in the 2016 Scottish Cup semi-finals

first_imgRangers and Celtic have been drawn to play each other in the 2016 Scottish Cup semi-finals.The Gers beat Dundee 4-0 and Celtic eased past Morton 3-0 to set up a meeting between the Glasgow giants at Hampden Park.It will be the first meeting of the two teams since the 2015 Scottish League Cup last four, where Celtic won comfortably.In the other semi, Dundee United will face the winners of the replay between Hibernian and Inverness Caledonian Thistle, after Sunday’s last remaining quarter-final ended 1-1 at Easter Road.The semi-finals will take place on 16 and 17 April 2016.Who do you think will reach the final? Comment below. Rangers and Celtic will face each other for the first time since the 2015 League Cup semi 1last_img read more

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Los Angeles spends more, revenue drops

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The city’s General Fund revenue is expected to grow 1.3percent next year, compared with 9.9percent in 2006-07 – but spending is expected to grow by 6percent. “Every department will need to do their part in helping the city tighten its belt,” the mayor wrote in a letter to general managers. “We know we have to face these challenges against the fiscal reality that our expenditures are outpacing our revenues.” The call comes just as the city workers’ raises kick in, the city is seeking to put a phone-users tax on the February ballot, and water and power rate hikes are being considered. But spokesman Matt Szabo said the mayor is committed to finding efficiencies to meet the budget challenges and not diminish city services. “The mayor is not seeking to cut services – he is asking managers to do more with less,” Szabo said. Still, the mayor’s cost-cutting demand follows a tight budget last year when he asked general managers to reduce their spending by 5percent. That resulted in cuts to basic city services, such as street paving and tree trimming. The projections, however, also do not consider the potential loss of a telephone users tax – a $270million cash flow that is in jeopardy due to a court ruling. Last month, the City Council and mayor declared a revenue emergency and put on the February ballot a measure asking voters to preserve the tax at 9percent – down from the current 10percent. By declaring a revenue emergency, the measure only needs 51percent of votes to pass. Normally a tax measure needs 66percent support to pass. And preparing for the potential loss of that tax, Villaraigosa directed general managers to recommend how they would cut 8percent of their budgets if they had to. For example, that would mean cutting roughly $11million from the Department of Transportation’s budget or nearly $2million from the Department of Animal Services. But the mayor said he would not hack every budget, and the cuts would not apply to his goal of hiring 1,000 new police officers. “I want to be clear: In the event of a catastrophic revenue loss, we do not intend to apply an across-the-board, one-size-fits-all approach,” he said. “We will make budget decisions strategically based on how we can sustain our core departmental missions.” Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who is on the council’s Budget Committee, said the mayor and council are keeping a close eye on spending. “We’re trying to be proactive. This is a city that has always balanced the budget,” she said. “We want to be able to respond to the downturn in the market, without significantly affecting services.” kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In an attempt to rein in city spending, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa directed city managers Thursday to submit no-growth budgets in 2008 and prepare for a potential 8percent cut. While the city begins preparing for next fiscal year’s budget in December, the projections are already grim. Some city departments have already overspent their budget this year and the city recently approved a five-year salary deal with six Los Angeles unions that includes incentives that could boost the cost of the contract to nearly $300million. And as the housing market cools, the city has seen a significant drop in revenue from taxes and fees associated with home sales. last_img read more

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Reactions from Emmy nominees

first_imgOliver Platt says his supporting actor nomination for the Showtime drama series “Huff” was somewhat bittersweet because the show wasn’t picked up for a third season. “But we’d seen the cancellation coming for some time, so it’s more sweet than bitter,” he said. “It’s just nice to have the work acknowledged. It was such a pleasure working on this show, and it’s a lovely footnote to that experience.” Platt, who played Russell Tupper, the drug- and alcohol-addicted attorney of Hank Azaria’s title character, noticed this year’s voting rules seems to have favored shows going off the air, including “The West Wing,” “Arrested Development” and “Six Feet Under.” “I give the academy huge credit for that,” he said. “They’re not just supporting what’s continuing on. They’re looking at what’s good and they’re voting their conscience for a change.” Jean Smart was enjoying a family vacation in Oxnard when she got word of her fourth nomination, this one as supporting actress in Fox’s “24.” “My manager called me a little before 6 and woke me up, which was great,” she said, failing to stifle a mid-morning yawn. Smart, who plays first lady Martha Logan on the crime drama, was particularly delighted that Gregory Itzin was nominated for his performance as President Charles Logan. “Nobody deserves it more than him,” she said. “We’re a team. It would be weird if one of us got nominated and the other didn’t.” Smart said she’s waiting to hear what’s in store for the couple. “I know they really like the characters,” she said. “I know they’re really trying to involve us (in next season’s story), which is frosting on a really big cake.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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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Pogba set to miss FA Cup tie because of Shelvey horror tackle

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Paul Pogba is unlikely to feature in Manchester United’s FA Cup third round clash with Reading on Saturday.The midfielder picked up the injury after a reckless challenge by Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey on Wednesday in their Premier League match. no dice And he made contact about halfway up Pogba’s leg, behind the knee MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News REPLY Shelvey was extremely lucky to escape without even a booking Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The France midfielder was lucky to see out the whole match, which they won 2-0, with a horror tackle from Shelvey leaving him crumpled on the ground with just under 20 minutes remaining.Shelvey went in studs up on Pogba, high and from behind, making contact about halfway up his leg and really not close to the ball at all. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Despite the wide acceptance that Shelvey should have been sent off the England man was not even shown a yellow card; many fans are now calling for the FA to take retrospective action.Pogba later reacted to Shelvey’s tackle on social media.United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I’m not sure if Paul’s going to be ready, he got a knock against Newcastle.“If Marouane Fellaini gets through the session today, it’s more or less a full squad.“There’ll be a few changes. They’ll get a chance, some of them that are itching to play. Get Lukaku a start, get Sanchez a start. That’s important for them because they need more game time.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining BEST OF RANKED REVEALED 2 ADVICE huge blow Centre-backs Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling remain sidelined and Eric Bailly is suspended.talkSPORT will bring you live commentary of Manchester United vs Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday.last_img read more

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Unbeaten Baggies come from behind twice to beat struggling Huddersfield

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? SORRY West Brom remain unbeaten in the Championship after they came from behind twice to consign basement side Huddersfield to a 4-2 defeat at The Hawthorns on Sunday.The Baggies displayed their battling qualities once more – they have now recovered 15 points from losing positions in their opening eight games – with two goals in five second-half minutes giving Slaven Bilic’s men all three points. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 TOP WORK Calm as you like! 👌Matt Phillips passes the ball into the far corner after some smart play from Charlie Austin, what a response! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/KVw4eF1sVs— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 22, 2019Huddersfield regained the lead after some awful defending from the hosts. Kyle Bartley’s pass from Johnstone was intercepted by Trevoh Chalobah and Elias Kachunga exchanged passes with him before finding Grant, who poked past the goalkeeper from six yards for his sixth goal of the season.Diangana replaced Filip Krovinovic at half-time and the hosts started the second half on top.Phillips volleyed a difficult ball over the crossbar, then Jake Livermore’s shot was headed over the woodwork by Tommy Elphick, before Phillips’ curling cross hit the outside of the post.Albion continued applying pressure and Austin’s glancing header was saved by goalkeeper Kamil Grabara, before Livermore’s first-time effort from 20 yards flew a couple of feet wide.Phillips unleashed an angled drive which Grabara tipped wide before West Brom equalised from the resulting corner. getty images Slaven Bilic’s West Brom remain unbeaten in the Championship this season PAYBACK Phillips passed short to Diangana, who crossed for Furlong to send a powerful, downward header in off the post for his first league goal in almost three years.Diangana turned provider again as the Baggies took the lead, beating three players before crossing the ball in for Phillips to sidefoot under the diving Grabara.The unmarked Ajayi sealed the three points late on with a far-post header from Matheus Pereira’s corner.The Baggies move up to fourth in the Championship, just a point behind the joint leaders Leeds and Swansea at the top. MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed appointed Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Huddersfield, who started the match on the back of an 18-match winless run in all competitions, led 2-1 at the break.Lewis O’Brien gave the Terriers a 16th-minute lead which was cancelled out by Matt Phillips three minutes later, while Karlan Grant restored their narrow advantage 10 minutes before the interval.On-loan West Ham winger Diangana crossed for Darrell Furlong to head home to make it 2-2 after 70 minutes.His mazy solo run teed up Phillips to complete his brace and edge the hosts in front before Semi Ajayi grabbed a fourth at the death.West Brom had the first chance of the match when striker Charlie Austin’s first-time shot was deflected just wide off Chris Schindler from Phillips’ quick cross.But Huddersfield replied by taking the lead with their first attack. O’Brien raced from the centre circle and exchanged passes with Fraizer Campbell before rifling a low left-footed drive past goalkeeper Sam Johnstone into the far bottom corner.The Terriers’ lead did not last long as the home side drew level. Phillips stroked a sidefooted effort in off the post after Austin – with his back to goal – had helped Furlong’s short ball to him 15 yards out. gameday cracker scrap Darnell Furlong put in an outstanding display for the Baggies in the 3-2 victory over Huddersfield ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane 2 2 Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more getty images latest last_img read more

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