A Run for Kortney

first_imgStart of the Kortney’s Challenge Road Race at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport on Sunday Aug. 26. The Kortney Rose Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to support research and education related to the treatment and cure of pediatric brain tumors. The race was a 2-mile fun run/walk.last_img

Candidates for Sheriff Zero In On Drug Abuse

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaBoth candidates for Monmouth County sheriff, Republican incumbent Shaun Golden and Democrat challenger Jeff Cantor, agree the most pressing issue in this race is heroin abuse.Golden, 49, who has been sheriff for seven years and an undersheriff two years before that, is using an approach of direct law enforcement and education.His office is providing education for both adults and youth, including the “Reach For Your Dreams” program in which recovering addicts meet with students from seventh grade to high school and help organize youth anti-drug use activities.The Sheriff’s Office also works with pharmacists to recognize fake prescriptions. It has partnered with other law enforcement agencies to organize unwanted prescription drug drop-offs for proper disposal. Under Golden’s tenure the office has added six narcotics-sniffing dogs.“It’s a multi-prong approach,” said Golden, a former police officer in Toms River and Colts Neck.Cantor, 50, said, if elected, he would form a joint task force that would incorporate law enforcement, recovering addicts, counselors, doctors and pharmaceutical companies.“There’s not a comprehensive strategy,” said Cantor, who has been a member of the Marlboro Township Council for 12 years. “It really comes down to treatment, recovery and education. It’s a growing problem, everyone’s affected by this problem.”The sheriff’s office performs a number of roles: law enforcement, running the county jail in Freehold Township, operating emergency services dispatching, providing security at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold, and running county-wide emergency management.Jeff CantorCantor, a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, also wants to form another unit, one focused on dealing with terrorism. Cantor said he was concerned with “soft targets,” such as boardwalks, movie theaters, railroad stations and houses of worship. The unit would recommend ways these various locales could secure themselves, do patrols and be made aware of explosives.“The whole purpose is to keep our children and families safe,” said Cantor, chief operating officer for Gladius Health.Golden said his office is already dealing with domestic and foreign terrorist threats. The Sheriff’s office is using license plate readers to see if vehicles are associated with criminal activity; security cameras; working jointly with municipalities; and teaching private groups how to recognize suspicious activity.Cantor suggested a more cohesive operational approach, one incorporating emergency management, communications, firefighting, emergency medical services and private entities to work together to mitigate problems before they happen.“Then, you can focus on applying resources to these problem spots,” Cantor said.About 25 towns, or more than 100 emergency response agencies, use the Sheriff’s 911 telephone system, Golden said. But Cantor said the communications system needs to be improved, including regional dispatchers needing to better understand local areas and better communication equipment for emergency responders.Golden pointed to various accomplishments in his office, such as a Special Needs Registry for tracking people with autism, dementia, or physical disabilities. Dispatchers and personnel responding to emergencies at an address with a special needs person will know the situation they are walking into and how to deal with it if the person is in the registry.During 2012’s Super Storm Sandy, 72,000 people were evacuated and 5,000 sheltered, with no loss of life, Golden said.“We’ve done a lot,” said Golden, an adjunct professor at Monmouth University. “We’re moving right along.”Cantor questioned Golden serving as sheriff, whose budget is determined by the county Board of Freeholders, and serving as county Republican chairman, who oversees the campaigns of the all-GOP freeholder board.“He controls the freeholders and they control his budget,” Cantor said.last_img read more

Wildcats hold their own at Kamloops Female Tourney

first_imgThe West Kootenay Wildcats ran into some stiff competition during a Female Minor Hockey Bantam Tournament this past weekend in Kamloops.The Cats dropped games to Abbotsford Ice, 3-1, and Tri-Cities, 6-1, before dumping South Island Royals 5-1.The final game between the Wildcats and North Shore Avalanche ended in a 1-1 tie.Tri-Cities, a collection of players from three Lower Mainland cities, took the play to West Kootenay from the opening face-off, building a 5-0 first period lead.Trail’s Julie Sidoni scored the lone goal for the Wildcats.Against Abbotsford, Chanel Tvergyak scored three times — two in the opening period — to pace the Ice.The Wildcats scored its lone goal in the second period.The Cats rebounded to pull off a win against South Island, scoring three times in the first period to take control of the game.Stephanie McAuley of Trail led the charge with a pair of goals with singles going to Jenna Wheeldon, Jesse Cooper and Emma Hare, all of Nelson.West Kootenay completed the tournament with tie against North Shore.The Wildcats battled back from a 1-0 first-period deficit on a goal by Merrissa Dawson. Catalina Hartland of Kaslo was in goal for the Wildcats.The tourney in Kamloops comes on the heels of a similar event in Trail.West Kootenay finished with a 1-3 record. Its lone win came against Nelson. Goals by Sidoni, McAuley, Paige Gattafoni of Trail and Hare paced West Kootenay to the win.The Wildcats lost twice to Castlegar teams and once to Kelowna.West Kootenay returns to the ice Saturday with a game against Nelson Bantam House at 10:15 a.m. in the Civic Arena.Sunday, the team is in Castlegar to meet a Bantam House team at 2:30 p.m. in the Castlegar and District Community Complex [email protected]last_img read more

Finalists set for Adult Soccer League Championships

first_imgThe finalists have been decided as Nelson City Soccer winds it down on the 2015 roundball season.In the Men’s Open Division, it will be a repeat of the final from a year ago when Hume Innkeepers meets Kootenay Co-op.The Innkeepers made it look easy during an 11-1 mashing of L.V. Rogers Bombers Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.Hume, regular season champs, scored early and often against the High School squad.Meanwhile, Kootenay Co-op also made it look easy scoring a 7-2 win against a shorthanded Old Dogs team.The final is set for Saturday at 4 p.m. at Lakeside.In 2014, Innkeepers posted a 4-0 victory over Co-op. Co-op won the title in 2013 with a 3-1 win over Innkeepers.Sunday, in Masters Men’s League, Ted Allen’s and Club Inter booked tickets into the final with wins over Jackson’s Hole and Bia Boro.Ted Allen’s, winners of the regular season title, had a tougher time dethroning the defending champs, scoring a 3-2 victory.After falling behind, Ted Allen’s scored three straight goals before holding off a late charge by Jackson’s Hole.Jackson’s Hole, finishing fifth in league standings, staged a mini-upset during quarterfinal action by edging Real Nelson 6-4.Club Inter, finishing second behind Ted Allen’s, won 4-0 over Bia Boro thanks to a three-goal explosion in the second half the broke open a tight 1-0 game.Game time for the Masters Men’s Final is Sunday at 4 p.m.In the Ladies Rec League, Dirty Dozen and Wildcats earned a spot in the Championship game after posting convincing win during Semi Final Sunday.Regular season champion Wild Cats ended the Cinderella run by Goal Diggers by scoring a 5-0 victory.Goal Diggers, finishing last in the regular season, upset Leo’s Titans 2-1in quarterfinal action to advance into the semis.In the other contest, Dirty Dozen got past Selkirk Eyecare 6-1.last_img read more

BREEDERS’ CUP NOTES FOR WED. NOV. 2 – DISTAFF

first_img            Land Over Sea – Land Over Sea was out Wednesday morning for a 1 3/4m gallop for Leandro Moro, assistant to trainer Doug O’Neill. Following the exercise, the daughter of Bellamy Road schooled in the paddock.             I’m a Chatterbox – Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s Spinster winner I’m a Chatterbox had another good morning at Santa Anita as she prepares for her second try in the Distaff. Last year, she finished eighth after a troubled trip.Following a similar routine to Tuesday, I’m a Chatterbox, with trainer Larry Jones aboard, galloped 5/8ths of a mile and then walked through the paddock before returning to her temporary home in barn 59.“She’s doing good,” Jones said. “The work (a bullet 5f in 59 Saturday at Keeneland) seemed to satisfy her. She was happy with what we did.”             Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s homebred filly Forever Unbridled galloped a mile early Wednesday, leaving Barn 59 at 5:30 a.m. and impressing trainer Dallas Stewart in the process.“It was an ideal gallop,” Stewart said. “She has had another good morning.”             Corona Del Inca – Argentine import Corona Del Inca went to the main track at 7:45 a.m. and galloped leisurely 1 1/2m with jockey Pablo Falero, who is expected to be aboard the 5yo daughter of Luhuk in the Distaff. Distaff Notes             Curalina – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina galloped 1 1/4m Wednesday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a start in Friday’s Distaff.“She had a very strong gallop. She seems very happy with herself,” trainer Todd Pletcher said.Curalina, a Grade 1 winner at the Distaff distance of 1 1/8 miles, is scheduled to take on undefeated Songbird, three-time Eclipse champion Beholder and multiple Grade 1 winner Stellar Wind.“You’ve got horses with similar running styles in there. I think she’s versatile enough to get into a good stalking position and get into a good rhythm and take it from there,” Pletcher said. Stellar Wind – The Clement Hirsch and Zenyatta Stakes winner Stellar Wind went through her usual morning ritual of jogging and going to the paddock early Wednesday morning.With the sun yet to rise and a set ready to head for the track, trainer John Sadler reflected on last year’s controversial neck loss to Stopchargingmaria in the Distaff.“There was a long inquiry and we thought we were going to get put up to win,” Sadler said. “She got floated out and bumped twice in the stretch. We didn’t get the call. One of those things. It didn’t take long to get over it.“I think it helped her win the Eclipse Award because all the writers were there and could see she was the best horse in the race, a 3-year-old against older. She ran great, we were thrilled with the race, just didn’t get the ‘W.’”             Songbird – Maintenance mode continued for Breeders’ Cup distaff favorite Songbird with an easy 1 1/2m gallop Wednesday morning under Edgar Rodriguez.  The dark bay filly, with the distinctive white stripe down her nose, took to the main Santa Anita oval at 7 a.m., a bit later than usual, owing to a schooling session in the paddock in which she’ll participate as part of her pre-race ramp up.Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, back on scene Wednesday following a visit to his Northern California string of runners, reported everything was going smoothly for the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro.“As a trainer, you get lucky to have a filly like this, so you’ve just got to take it in stride and enjoy while you can,” he said.  “When we received her, she was thought to be special and I think she’s proven that with her consistency.”Songbird will have regular rider Hall of Famer Mike Smith aboard Friday. Smith, who is the winningest rider in the Breeders’ Cup history with 22 wins, has had the privilege of riding many great mares including Horses of the Year Azeri and the great Zenyatta, a two-time Breeders’ Cup winner.“I’ve been very blessed to have ridden so many great horses during my career,” Smith said.  “No question, Songbird is such a special filly. So was Zenyatta.  It’s always difficult – and sometimes unfair -to make comparisons between them. But, I can say that for a horse at her age, Songbird has the fastest cruising speed of any of them.”Asked if as a jockey it’s more fun to play “catch me if you can” on a speedy filly like Songbird or try to “mow them down from behind” like Zenyatta, Smith smiled and said,  “It’s like comparing apples and oranges – just as long as you get the bowl of fruit!”            Beholder – Two-time Breeders’ Cup champion and three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder went to the track at 7 a.m. and galloped 1 1/2m over the main track under regular exercise rider Janeen Painter.Winning the Distaff at 3 is one of her Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella’s favorite memories of the champion 6yo mare.“We have had a lot of great memories with her,” Mandella said. “Surprising us to be ready for the Breeders’ Cup at 2, winning the Distaff at 3, still winning at 6; so many great memories to pick from.”last_img read more

Giroud reaches century as Arsenal win in Belarus

first_imgArsene Wenger’s side beat Cologne 3-1 at home in their first outing a fortnight ago, and the Germans lost again on Thursday, going down 1-0 at home to Red Star Belgrade.Wenger made nine changes to the Arsenal team after they travelled to eastern Europe on the back of a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday.Only Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny kept their places, while a number of youngsters featured with Joe Willock being handed a first senior start.It was two comparative veterans who combined for Arsenal’s early opener, though, with Jack Wilshere setting up Walcott to head in from close range.Walcott made it 2-0 midway through the first half after an awful error by BATE goalkeeper Denis Scherbitski, who miscued a clearance straight to the England forward.Holding then bundled in his first Arsenal goal but a superb header by Mirko Ivanic allowed the Belarusian champions to pull one back before the half-hour.Holding and Willock hit the woodwork and Giroud converted from the penalty spot early in the second half, becoming the 19th player to reach a century of goals for Arsenal.That was not the end of the scoring, though, as Mikhail Gordeichuk got the hosts’ second of the night, converting the follow-up after David Ospina saved from Ivanic.Arsenal next go to Serbia to face a Red Star side whose winner in Germany was scored by Ghanaian international Richmond Boakye.In other early kick-offs on Thursday, Marseille lost 1-0 away to Salzburg in Austria in Group I while Athletic Bilbao and Hertha Berlin both lost in Group J.Felipe Caicedo and Ciro Immobile were both on target as Lazio defeated the Belgians Zulte-Waregem 2-0 in Group K.In the same section, Alassane Plea scored twice and Allan Saint-Maximin found the net in stunning style after collecting possession deep in his own half as Nice beat Vitesse Arnhem of the Netherlands 3-0 in a game interrupted for around 15 minutes due to floodlight failure.Former UEFA Cup winners Zenit St Petersburg were 3-1 winners at home to Real Sociedad in Group L with Russian international Alexander Kokorin scoring twice.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s forward Olivier Giroud (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal from the penalty spot against BATE Borisov in the Europa League© AFP MAXIM MALINOVSKYPARIS, France, Sep 28 – Olivier Giroud got his 100th Arsenal goal as a youthful Gunners side beat BATE Borisov 4-2 in Belarus in the Europa League on Thursday.Theo Walcott netted twice for the Premier League side and Rob Holding was also on target as they eased to a second victory in as many matches in Group H.last_img read more

10 months agoShearer slaughters Liverpool strike duo: Dooo something! Run around!

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Shearer slaughters Liverpool strike duo: Dooo something! Run around!by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United legend Alan Shearer slammed the performance of Liverpool’s strikers during their FA Cup defeat to Wolves.Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi were both given rare starts with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all dropping to the bench.Asked if he was not impressed with the forwards, Shearer said: “Not impressed? “You’ve got one guy Sturridge out of contract at the end of this season. You’ve got Origi 18 months left on his contract.“Do something, run around, cause the centre-halves a problem. They have done nothing.“Playing as individuals, look, 30 yards apart. He wins the header here, where’s Sturridge in case he wins that header? Get over and help your team-mate.“Look at him, he’s not even moving towards the ball. Quite content, not working as a partnership, no movement, no running in behind.“Flat, no energy, they’ve not done anything to upset those Wolves centre-halves.“I can’t even say how they’ve had a sweat on, the two forwards, because they’ve done nothing.“The manager should be going absolutely berserk, particularly at those two in the first half because they’ve added nothing whatsoever.” last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Burnley striker Ntumba Massanka joins Racing White Daring Molenbeek

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Burnley striker Ntumba Massanka joins Racing White Daring Molenbeekby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley striker Ntumba Massanka has joined Belgian third-tier side Racing White Daring Molenbeek on loan until June 30th.The 22-year old had spent the first half of season in the National League on loan at Dover Athletic, before returning to Turf Moor in January.The former Manchester United youngster has also had loan stints with Morecambe, Wrexham and York City since signing a professional contract at Turf Moor in 2015.R.W.D currently sit seventh in the Belgian First Amateur League and play their home games at Edmond Machtens Stadium on the outskirts of Brussels.The striker will be available for the Les Coalises’ match this weekend against RFC Leige. last_img read more

Video: Jim Harbaugh Is Walking The Streets Of Ann Arbor, Mean Mugging With Recruits

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan is hosting a contingent of recruits from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area today, including four-star tight end Naseir Upshur. It seems like the prospects are touring Ann Arbor with UM head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tim Drevno. Upshur posted a funny video on Twitter, featuring the group walking in Ann Arbor and a quick shot of Harbaugh with his hat pulled low, mean-mugging the camera. Four-star 2016 WR Ahmir Mitchell and four-star 2016 DE Ron Johnson are also shown, as is 2017 offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz.Once again, Harbaugh is a character.walking the Ann Arbor streets with coach Harbaugh pic.twitter.com/JcEfjI2my7— Pop (@NaseirUpshur) June 25, 2015Never change, coach.last_img read more

Scouts Are Apparently Worried That Jaylon Smith May Never Play In The NFL

first_imgJaylon Smith wearing the Notre Dame Mascot's hat.PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 07: Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates by wearing the hat of team mascot, Lucky The Leprechaun, following their 42-30 win against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field on November 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, one of the top NFL prospects in college football this past year, suffered a devastating knee injury against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, tearing both his ACL and LCL. It turns out the injury may wind up being more than just a setback.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Smith is no longer expected to play in 2016 after medical rechecks. According to ESPN’s Travis Haney, there are some scouts who think he’ll never play a down in the NFL. After medical rechecks, Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith is not expected to play in 2016 and teams are unsure when he will play again, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2016Scouts told me they fear Smith might be one of best pure prospects to never play in NFL. There’s real concern. https://t.co/ijz3UEY5TZ— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 19, 2016Smith’s situation is heartbreaking, obviously. Don’t be surprised if it reignites the debate regarding whether NFL Draft prospects should take part in non-Playoff bowl games.last_img read more