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first_imgThe Bayshore Youth Athletic Association will be holding spring sign-ups for baseball, softball and soccer on Jan. 26, 27, and Feb. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Croydon Hall on Leonardville Road, and on Jan. 23 and 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Croydon Hall. Costs are as follows: Baseball, for instructional (ages 5-6), co-ed (ages 5-6), and minors (7-8), the cost is $50 plus a $10 raffle book fee, for majors (9-10), juniors (11-12) and seniors (13-15), cost is $60 plus $10 raffle book fee; softball, for intermediate (ages 7-9), cost is $50 plus $10 raffle book fee, for juniors (10-12) and seniors (13-15) fee is $60 plus $10 raffle book fee; soccer, all ages 5-14, cost is $55 plus $10 raffle book fee; the family play for three or more in one family, the cost is $130 plus $20 raffle book fee. All late registrations will have a $15 late fee. A copy of the player’s birth certificate is needed on the day of registration. Age cutoff date is July 31. For more information, (732) 706-7372 (baseball/softball) or (732) 706-7378 (soccer). The Hazlet Youth Athletic League will be sponsoring its Ninth Annual Basketball Tournament from Feb. 22 to March 11. Entrance fee is $275, which entitles teams to a three-game minimum. Age groups are as follows: boys 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13; girls 9U, 11U and 13U. Birthday cutoff to determine eligibility is July 31, 2001. For more information, call (732) 264-3060 ext. 6. Applications can be obtained at Matawan/Aberdeen Babe Ruth Baseball League’s registration for the spring 2002 season will be held at Toomer Field House on Middlesex Road, Matawan on: Jan. 23 from 7-9 p.m., and Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. All first-time players are required to bring a photocopy of their birth certificate to be kept in the league’s permanent file. All first-time T-ball players must turn 5 years old no later then July 31, 2002 to be eligible to play. If anyone has questions, call Toomer Field House at (732) 290-1680 and one of the league directors will return the call. The St. Catherine Athletic Association will be holding sign-ups for its spring recreational basketball league. The league will have a boys and girls division and will be open to children from third through eighth grades. The association will also be featuring its first girls high school recreational league. The sign-ups will be held Saturdays mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday nights from 6-8 p.m. at the St. Catherine gym on Shore Acres Drive (off Bray Avenue) in Middletown through Feb. 13. Any questions, call Steve at (732) 787-9589 or Jim at (732) 495 4758. The New Jersey Devils High School Player of the Month/Year Program continues this season. Players named for December 2001 include junior goaltender Todd Stolarz (St. John Vianney, Gordon Conference) and forward Nick Paul (Red Bank Catholic, Southern Conference). Each month, December through February, six student-athletes, one from each of six different conferences, are selected as recipients of the award. An All-Tournament Team is selected in March, and an overall High School Player of the Year is chosen at the conclusion of the season. Winners are based on nominations received from varsity ice hockey coaches throughout the state. Award winners and their guests receive tickets to a Devils game, a plaque presented by a Devils player, and dinner compliments of the Devils.last_img read more

Taxi driver jailed for causing death by dangerous driving

first_imgA remorseful Charlestown, Georgetown taxi driver will spend the next four years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving after he accepted responsibility for his actions on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Hauled before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan was Fazal Mohammed, 53, who on February 19, 2017, at Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown, allegedly drove a motor car in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Gregory Nedd.The prosecution contended that on February 19, Mohammed, after purchasing food, entered his car, which was parked on the western side of Fort Street, and quickly reversed. In the process, he reportedly struck Nedd, who was at that unfortunate time reclined in a chair at the edge of the road.An ambulance was summoned by public-spirited citizens, and Nedd was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries almost a month later.The accused on Monday accepted responsibility for his actions, relating that he had been incarcerated since his arrest on the day of the incident and was unaware of the victim’s demise. He told the court that on Monday morning he was informed of Nedd’s death. Mohammed begged for the leniency of the court, contending that the killing was an accident and not one of premeditation.The prosecution bashed the defendant for not including in his story, the results of the breathalyser test, which revealed that he was heavily under the influence of alcohol.Having taken several factors into consideration, including the accused’s guilty plea, the fact that a life was lost and the need to deter future offenders, the Magistrate then dispensed a prison sentence of four years.last_img read more

Donation to Salvation Army food bank

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Second Show Added – Bordello of the Damned Dinner Theatre

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Join the Fort St. John Curling Club will hold the second night of a night of intrigue and murder March 10.  The first show on March 3 of Bordello of the Damned Murder Mystery sold-out in just days and due to demand, the Curling Club has added a second show this Saturday.Stage North Theatre Society will once again perform the dinner theatre murder mystery starting at 7 p.m.  The doors open at 6 p.m.Tickets are $65 plus fees and available at Systems Sound Source or online at  There are only 88 tickets available for this Saturday’s event.- Advertisement -Come in costume or come as you are, to scrutinize evidence and figure out whodunnit while enjoying a fantastic feast.  After the murder has been solved, there will be a DJ to help us celebrate.Doors open at 6 pm, dinner and show to start at 7:00.Sponsored by the Fort St. John Curling Club, the FSJ Oil Wives, and Stage North Theatre Society.Advertisementlast_img read more

Reading sign former Everton and Portsmouth striker Yakubu

first_imgReading have signed former Everton and Portsmouth striker Ayegbeni Yakubu.The 32-year-old Nigerian was a free agent after leaving Qatari side Al Rayyan and has agreed a contract until the end of the season with the Championship club.Royals boss Steve Clarke told the club website: “An experienced goalscorer, Yakubu brings a fantastic scoring record to this club and his addition will complement the strikers we’ve already got at Reading and help us to improve as a team in the latter stages of the season.“I know all about him as a player and I have heard very good reports about him as a personality in the dressing room. He is a no-risk signing for us and I look forward to him scoring goals for Reading Football Club.”Yakubu was first brought to England in 2003 by then Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp and scored 28 Premier League goals in two seasons.He moved to Middlesbrough in 2005 and then on to Everton two years later for a fee of £11.25million, scoring 33 goals in four years on Merseyside.Yakubu also scored 17 top-flight goals for Blackburn in the 2011-12 season.He could make his Reading debut against Wolves in the Championship this weekend. Ayegbeni Yakubu 1last_img read more

Funeral set today for LAPD Officer David Rodriguez

first_imgRodriguez died on the same day that LAPD Detective George “Mike” Selleh, 52, was killed in a pileup on the Hollywood (101) Freeway near Highland Avenue around 3:20 a.m. Funeral services for Selleh were held on Monday. Selleh is survived by his wife, a 20-year-old son, an 18-year-old daughter and two sisters. GRANADA HILLS – Funeral services will be held today for a Los Angeles Police Department Officer David Rodriguez, killed last week in an off-duty car crash. The 33-year-old Palmdale man was found dead in his vehicle about 10 a.m. July 29 off the side of the eastbound Ventura (101) Freeway near its junction with the San Diego (405) Freeway. Rodriguez apparently had veered off the roadway about four hours before the wreckage was discovered, authorities said. His funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, 10738 Hayvenhurst Ave. Rodriguez, a 4 1/2-year LAPD officer, is survived by his mother and a brother. 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

Venezuelan foreign minister detained at airport in NYC

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsHe said his passport and ticket were retained for a time, and finally given back to him. But he said the incident prevented him from traveling home Saturday. Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke denied that Maduro was mistreated. “There’s no evidence to substantiate any sort of abnormality in the screening process.” The incident comes as tensions between the two countries – strained for several years – took a particularly confrontational turn. Both Maduro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez were in New York the past week attending the yearly U.N. General Assembly, where Chavez called President Bush “the devil” during his speech and criticized him during a stop in Harlem. Knocke said in Washington that Maduro was referred for further screening but never reached that section of the airport. “He began to articulate his frustration with secondary screening right after he went through the magnetometer,” he said, referring to the walk-through metal detector. “Port Authority officials confronted him when the situation became a ruckus.” Knocke did not elaborate. Airlines check passengers names against watch lists and apply certain criteria – such as paying for a ticket with cash – to direct passengers to a more intensive, or “secondary,” screening process. A U.N. diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said that Maduro’s trip was delayed because he had showed up late without a ticket, prompting the screening. “We can confirm that a regrettable incident occurred at John F. Kennedy airport for which the U.S. government has apologized to Foreign Minister Maduro and the government of Venezuela,” U.S. State Department spokesman Tom Casey said. Maduro told the reporters that his government has been in touch with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan about the incident and was gathering a team of lawyers to challenge a detention that he said violated international law.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Venezuela’s foreign minister said he was illegally detained for 90 minutes at a New York airport Saturday by U.S. authorities whom he accused of treating him abusively and attempting to frisk him. U.S. and U.N. officials called the incident regrettable but said Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro had been identified for “secondary screening” – an added security check that can kick in for a variety of reasons. “We were the object of an illegal detention by the U.S. government,” Maduro told reporters at Venezuela’s mission to the U.N. “We were detained during an hour and a half, threatened by police of being beaten.” Maduro said the authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport at one point ordered him and other officials to spread their arms and legs and be frisked, but he said they forcefully refused. last_img read more

Donegal hoteliers say ‘Guten Tag’ in Germany travel trade mission

first_imgDonegal was well represented on a delegation of hospitality companies targeting German tour operators recently in Offenbach.Thirty Irish tourism companies – including the Nesbitt Arms Hotel in Ardara and the Abbey and Central Hotels in Donegal Town – travelled to Offenbach, near Frankfurt – to take part in a business workshop and networking event with leading German tour operators.The event was organised by Tourism Ireland, to continue to grow visitor numbers from Germany, our third-largest tourism market, in 2019 and beyond. The delegation from Ireland – which included hotels and B&Bs, visitor attractions, ferry companies and destination management companies – met with German, Swiss and Austrian tour operators in a bid to convince the influential travel professionals in attendance to include the island of Ireland in their holiday programmes for 2019.Given that travel agents and tour operators continue to be an important booking channel for German holidaymakers, a key element of Tourism Ireland’s strategy is to work closely with the travel trade – both online and offline – in Germany.Zoë Redmond, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for Central Europe, said: “Germany is our third-largest source of visitors, with the latest CSO figures showing growth of +21% for January to August. Right now, we are planning another extensive programme of promotions for 2019, to continue to build on this year’s success.“Our workshop in Offenbach this week provided an excellent platform to kick-start our promotional effort for next year and to highlight the many things to see and do on a holiday in Ireland to influential German, Swiss and Austrian tour operators.” Donegal hoteliers say ‘Guten Tag’ in Germany travel trade mission was last modified: October 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Abbey and Central HotelsNesbitt Arms Hotel in Ardaratourismlast_img read more

Bus Safety Fair

first_imgAlthough the back to school to-do list can get long, transportation and law enforcement officials encourage the citizens of Haywood County to consider making time for the “Back to School Safety Fair.”The free event will be held Friday, August 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot.This event is organized by the North Carolina School Bus and Traffic Safety Unit of the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, partnering with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office and Haywood County Schools. The Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation with the NCDOT and a representative from the Waynesville Police and Fire Departments and the North Carolina Highway Patrol will also be in attendance to answer questions and discuss safety tips as well as rules of the road.For children who are riding a school bus for the first time, the safety unit will have a school bus on hand for demonstration and for the children to tour and get comfortable with boarding procedures as well as helpful materials for parents and attendees to take home for review.The goal of the safety fair is to teach bus riders and the motoring public the various hand and vehicle signs and signals that accompany school bus travel now.“We are excited for the opportunity to host such an event that we hope to pay dividends for our children’s safety going to and coming from school.  I want to encourage the parents of the kindergarten and elementary age children especially, to take advantage of this great opportunity to allow us to help with the safety education of their children,” said Sheriff Greg Christopher.“The motoring public needs to understand who has to stop and what to look for. Not knowing when to stop is the biggest issue we see,” said Kent Frazier, manager of the School Bus and Traffic Safety Unit with the NCDMV.last_img read more

West Indies to host Pakistan for full series with eye on improving rankings

first_imgWest Indies will host a full series, including three Tests, against Pakistan beginning on March 31, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said.Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain will stage two Twenty20s, to be followed by three one-dayers at the Guyana National Stadium.Kingston’s Sabina Park will host the first Test from April 22, followed by matches in Bridgetown (April 30-May 4) and Roseau (May 10-14). (Also read: Pakistan set sights on direct qualification for 2019 ICC World Cup)Former giants West Indies rank a lowly eighth in Tests and WICB manager of operations Roland Holder said the series against number five Pakistan would offer an additional opportunity to improve their ranking.”Any series against Pakistan always poses an interesting contest for the West Indies,” he said in a statement.There was no word from WICB, however, on the possibility of playing two Twenty20s in Pakistan, which remains a no-go zone for top teams wary of security issues in the south Asian country.”There is an offer (from the PCB) to play two T20 matches in Pakistan, subject to Players’ Association agreement and security clearance,” Holder had earlier told ESPNcricinfo.Schedule of Pakistan’s tour of West Indies:March 31: 1st T20I, Port-of-SpainApril 2: 2nd T20I, Port-of-SpainApril 7: 1st ODI, ProvidenceApril 9: 2nd ODI, ProvidenceApril 11: 3rd ODI, ProvidenceApril 22-26: 1st Test, KingstonApril 30-May 4: 2nd Test, BridgetownMay 10-14: 3rd Test, Roseaulast_img read more