By Tom PaolellaEditor’ Note: The Two River Times™ is a 2012 sponsor of “Paint the Town Pink,” an initiative presented by Riverview Medical Center to encourage annual mammography. Each week through May 12, the TRT™ will feature stories and blogs provided by Riverview Medical Center to encourage women 40 and older to have their annual mammograms.As many of you are aware, the theme of this year’s Paint the Town Pink is “Men in Pink.” For 2012, the Pink communities have gotten to know several of the men who have supported Paint the Town Pink over the years such as Mark Arnone, the man behind the “Pink line” and Bob McKay, the man behind the “Pink lens.”Breast cancer is traditionally thought of as a “woman’s issue” – and, by and large, it is. Yet that doesn’t mean a breast cancer diagnosis only affects women. In reality, the disease also impacts men, whether it’s their spouse, sibling, relative, or friend who’s battling it. As supporters of Paint the Town Pink who promote the importance of annual mammography, thousands of men over the past five years have made it their mission to get the word out about annual mammography and help others support the women in their lives.Bill Rancic, author, entrepreneur and husband, will share his story of career, family and his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis.A new supporter of Paint the Town Pink for this year is Bill Rancic. You may remember him as the first winner on television’s “The Apprentice,” or maybe you have come to love him as one half of the Giuliana and Bill duo on the Style Network. Whichever the case, you won’t want to miss a Paint the Town Pink exclusive coming up in just a few short days. Meridian Cancer Care in conjunction with Paint the Town Pink is excited to host a special event titled “An Unplanned Plan: An Evening with Bill Rancic.”This will be an evening to remember at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the Count Basie Theatre in “Pink Bank” for an evening with Bill, author, entrepreneur, and husband. Bill will candidly share his story of his marriage and family, his career, and his wife’s recent breast cancer diagnosis, and all the unplanned things in life that happen when you are busy making other plans.There are still tickets for sale through the Count Basie Theatre Box Office. General admission tickets are only $39. Also don’t miss the special VIP premium tickets for $100, which includes premium seating at the event, a meet and greet cocktail reception with Bill Rancic immediately following the event, and a special Paint the Town Pink gift bag. Order your tickets online at www.CountBasie Theatre.org or by phone at 732-842-9000.Paint the Town Pink 2012 runs from May 4-12. For more information about Paint the Town Pink visit the website at www.PainttheTownPink.com and be sure to follow Paint the Town Pink on Facebook to see highlights of this year’s campaign and for a complete list of events and activities.
It is now official: Italian football will be able to train again starting this Monday. The Interior Ministry, with a circular, has authorized the individual sessions also for team sports, confirming the rumors of the last days due to the ordinances of various regions.All Serie A clubs will then be able to return to work in their sports cities (using only the fields and maintaining safe distances)Although each team will have a different calendar. Juventus informed the players that their structures will open from Tuesday and has already officially asked his footballers abroad to return to Italy, where they will have to respect two weeks of quarantine. Cristiano, according to Portuguese media, had problems for the authorizations of his private plane, but in Turin they assure that this week he will return to the transalpine country. Calcium, however, still does not know its destination: before Wednesday the Government will make the decision on the Federation protocol. If your approval does not arrive, it will be necessary to declare the final closure of the season.Minister Spadafora, meanwhile, maintains his position with a message on his Facebook page: “I read strange things, but nothing has changed: team training will not resume before May 18 and there is no talk, at the moment, of restarting the championship. Now, sorry, I get back to all the other sports and gyms, dance centers, and pools. Those should open as soon as possible! “
Two American immigration lawyers agree that Jamaican athletes have nothing to fear with regard to moving to America to seek opportunities in sports in light of the recent immigration controversy. However, a recent incident involving former Trindad and Tobago and Manchester United star player Dwight Yorke causes concern for at least one of the attorneys. United States President Donald Trump made updates to his immigration ban on Mon-day, in his attempts to curb the arrival of refugees from countries with Muslim cultures, from which he believes many international terrorists and terror groups originate. There are many Jamaicans who believe this immigration ban will eventually evolve and not only affect Jamaicans living in the US right now, but also prevent others from moving there. Some of these Jamaicans are athletes and as such, they fear it will hamper their careers if they cannot move to the US to sign for professional sports teams or gain sports scholarships for American Universities. Ksenia Maiorova is a managing partner at the Maiorova Law Group based in Orlando, Florida, and she said that any attempt to restrict immigrants’ entry into the US at the moment are not currently enforceable. “The first thing to note is that portions of the Executive Order on immigration, specifically, those dealing with the so-called Muslim ban, have been stayed by the federal court,” Maiorova said. “The remaining provisions are currently being implemented. The provisions of the Executive Order do not, at this time, include anything that I believe would be an impediment for Jamaican athletes seeking sports visas or green cards to the US, provided, of course, they do not have a criminal history.” EXISTING LAW Maiorova continued: “A person may be subject to removal or deportation from the US up until they become a US citizen. But this is only if they commit certain acts like falsely claim to be a US citizen, stay out of the US for too long, or commit certain crimes. That is part of the existing law today. Trump cannot unilaterally take away green cards for no cause at all. Athletes who are here on green cards are not subject to deportation unless they commit one of these acts, which would, by law, make them deportable.” Yorke was recently denied entry to the US because he had previously visited Iran (one of Trump’s banned nations), and his passport had been stamped to show this. Attorney Dahlia Walker-Huntington, who based in Hollywood, Florida, says that this is not cause for Jamaicans to be fearful, but they should be concerned. “I don’t like the word fear because it makes people paralysed,” she said. “You should be concerned and you should seek competent representation if you are an athlete in a similar situation. “The issue with Trinidad, why it’s a little different from Jamaica, is that Trump himself even singled out Trinidad with regard to its Muslim population. So what happened to a Trinidadian athlete may not happen to a Jamaican. But if someone is travelling to any of those countries and they intend to enter the US at some point, they need to get some representation as to what can be expected.” There are currently 13 Jamaicans playing MLS football in the US, with several others playing in the lowerteired USL competition. Jamaicans from a wide range of sports disciplines such as basketball and athletics also compete and train on a regular basis in the country.
LONDON, England (AP):With the concrete shell of the new stadium to his right, Harry Kane stretched out his right boot to flick the ball into the net.The striker, who grew up supporting Tottenham, will go down as the north London club’s last scorer at its White Hart Lane home after 118 years.A 2-1 victory over Manchester United was the perfect send-off yesterday, especially as it ensured Tottenham signed out of the stadium as English Premier League runners-up the club’s highest finish in 54 years.”What a way to finish,” Kane said after fans flooded the field at the final whistle. “We’re disappointed after losing out on the title again.”Not since 1961 has the league trophy been paraded at White Hart Lane.”But we’re growing and getting better,” Kane said. “Third (in 2016), second (this year) and, hopefully, next season, we’ll be number one.”The last-ever goal came from Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, but by that time, Tottenham already had the goals it required – from Victor Wanyama’s sixth-minute header and Kane’s 28th goal of the season.”To be unbeaten at White Hart Lane in the last season here is something to be happy with,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.While it was a party atmosphere for the hosts, who are seven points behind champion Chelsea, it was another miserable day for JosÈ Mourinho in his erratic first season in charge of United.Mourinho has already lifted the League Cup. But defeat at Tottenham ensured United will finish outside the top four just as it did under Louis van Gaal last season, with Champions League qualification now depending on beating Ajax in the Europa League final.BIG SPENDING BY MAN UWith two games remaining, sixth-placed United is 15 points behind Tottenham despite vastly outspending the north London club. Since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 after delivering United’s last league title, United’s net transfer spending has been around £350 million (US$450 million). In that time, Tottenham has spent about as much as it has recouped on transfers.And it is the goals from academy graduate Kane over the last three seasons that have propelled the side up the standings. For the first time ever, Tottenham will play a second consecutive season in the Champions League, providing valuable income from UEFA as it completes the building work on a new 61,000-seat stadium.After a season across north London at Wembley, Tottenham is due back here for the start of the 2018-19 season.
The United Nimba Young-Adult Development Association (UNYDA) has provided scholarships to several Ebola disadvantaged families and deserving students in Nimba County.The offer is UNYDA’s way of helping the recipients cope with their school fees. Headed by Mr. Fred Tiah, UNYDA is a US based Nimba organization that seeks to brace the efforts of students from the county, especially in the wake of the troubling Ebola situation.“We are sad to see or hear our people, most importantly, our youth that have died from the deadly virus. UNYDA hopes to work with other organizations to better the youth of Nimba County,” he said.Accordingly, the donation and scholarships are the entity’s way of showing the youth that UNYDA still cares about them and the people of the county.The target of this donation was to assist those that were affected and survivors of the deadly Ebola Virus get back to school and assist them with other expenses.However, Mr. Tiah said, “We realize that there are many of our young people that can also benefit from financial assistance towards achieving their academic goals. We are doing everything and more to be able to help more kids learn and become great men and women in society. “My goal as Executive Director is to see all Nimba Youths become educated and enjoy the life that they educationally dream about.” Meanwhile, UNYDA has paid back school fees a woman in Lakpazee Community earlier paid, “because she had reportedly attempted suicide owing to her inability to pay her children’s school fees.”“I learned of a young woman who reportedly attempted suicide in the Lakpazee Community because she said, she could not afford to pay her children’s tuition owing to the hardship brought on her by Ebola.”“In this case the entity decided to help her three children by paying for their annual tuition since they are also targeting families in Monrovia and its environs, and that we have decided to extend assistance to other parts of the country,” said Leadopoe Geain, UNDYA representative currently visiting Liberia. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Rawlo, the producer of the official Quincy B tributeRawlo, a Nigerian producer based in Liberia, has collaborated with 19 artists to cook the official tribute song for the fallen artist, Quincy B.The song used the beat and intro of CIC’s (one of the artists in the car with Quincy the morning of the accident) “Brother” song, with some addition, to deliver a soft tempo track.In the song, tilted “All Star Tribute to Quincy B,” the artists either expressed shock or talked about their relationship with the late artist. The catchiest line of the song is, “I wish you were here to stay/thinking that we can be more than friends/brother…”CIC, who is currently on ‘sick bed’ because of the broken leg he sustained from the accident, also rapped on the song praying that God receives Quincy’s soul in heaven.In addition, Margas and Feouls Kaba, the two other artists that were along with Quincy B during his last moments on earth, rapped on the single as well. The song also features DenG, Takun J, the groups Soul Fresh and Christoph, arguably the best rappers in the county.The song, according to its producer, Rawlo, took a week and a half to record, master and mix.Rawlo said the selection process was tough, but at the end, he used a simple method by assembling the names of artists who had a close relationship with the late music icon.“I had too many names in mind earlier; however, I used a very simple selection process like looking at artists who built a close relationship with Quincy B when he was alive, excluding the three artists that were with him that night when the car summersaulted.“I understand every artist feels the death of QB, but on a tribute song, you need people who know and have worked with the late artist,” Rawlo said.Rawlo revealed that CIC’s rap on the track was recorded while on ‘sick bed.’“Seeing CIC recording his part on ‘sick bed’ was sad. CIC cried a lot. It was difficult but we managed to cross the hurdles to move on,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. will begin selling corporate America an online suite of software that includes e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets and calendar management, escalating the Internet search leader’s invasion on to technological turf traditionally dominated by Microsoft and IBM. The expansion announced late Wednesday threatens to bog down Microsoft Corp.’s efforts to persuade corporate customers to buy the latest version of its market-leading Office suite that was developed along with Microsoft’s new Vista operating system. Google’s software bundle, to be sold for a $50 annual fee per user, also poses a challenge to International Business Machines Corp. and its Lotus suite. While Google’s latest foray into the corporate software market seems unlikely to topple the status quo right away, AMR Research analyst Jim Murphy said it’s only a matter of time before the Mountain View-based company becomes a major player. “This is just the beginning,” Murphy said. “The real impact of what Google is trying to do probably won’t be evident for another five years.” Google has been offering a free version of its online software suite called Google Apps for the past six months. More than 100,000 small businesses and hundreds of universities nationwide are using the free service, Google said. The fee-based version, Google Apps Premier Edition, includes five times more e-mail storage – 10 gigabytes per e-mail box – as well as a guarantee that all services will be available 99.9 percent of the time and around-the-clock technical support. Google also is adding mobile access to e-mail accounts through the BlackBerry devices that tether workers to their offices. By dangling its business software package at such a low price, Google is giving companies a greater incentive to delay buying Microsoft’s Office 2007 as they assess the pros and cons of a less expensive alternative, said Nucleus Research analyst Rebecca Wettemann. “The timing (of this offer) is just brutal for Microsoft. It’s definitely a shot across their bow,” Wettemann said. As they usually do, Google executives downplayed the company’s intensifying rivalry with the world’s largest software maker. “We are not in this to get Microsoft,” said Dave Girouard, general manager of Google’s business software division. “We are in this to offer more compelling choices for consumers and businesses.” Microsoft welcomes the competition, said Kirk Gregersen, the Redmond, Wash.-based company’s director of the Office suite. “It helps keep us on our toes.” If it can sell more software to companies, Google could become less dependent on online advertising. Google already has been selling its search technology to companies, but that initiative has only had a modest impact so far. Software licensing accounted for slightly more than $100 million, or 1 percent, of Google’s $10.6 billion in revenue last year. Microsoft, in contrast, relied on software sales for most of its $44 billion in revenue last year. While Google has been expanding into software applications, Microsoft has been trying to build a more formidable Internet search engine. That effort hasn’t prevented Google from widening its lead in online search during the past two years, emboldening the company to branch into other fields like corporate software. Just how much Google is undercutting Microsoft’s price is unclear. The listed retail price for Microsoft’s Office suite ranges from $149 to $679, but corporate customers generally negotiate substantial discounts based on the number of licenses that they buy. In research released last year, Merrill Lynch analyst Kash Rangan estimated that the average corporate cost for Office works out to about $60 to $120 annually per user, assuming the software is used over a two- to three-year cycle. Price is rarely the only concern of large companies when they are deciding which software products to buy. Security, reliability and performance also sway corporate buying decisions.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence, Jensen said. WHITTIER – A drunken driver was probably feeling hungover Thursday after crashing his Mercedes into a parked car and the garage of a home in an unincorporated area near Whittier, authorities said. The collision occurred at 2:10 a.m. in the 14200 block of Lanning Avenue, said Sgt. Douglas Jensen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Norwalk Station. The Mercedes hit a car parked on the street before crashing into the garage of a home, he said, adding that no one, including the driver, was hurt in the incident. A witness at the scene said that the car, a brand-new Mercedes with paper plates, struck a Nissan on the street before crashing into the garage. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SOCCER: Former Manchester United star and current Republic of Ireland assistant Roy Keane has reiterated the importance of Ireland’s No.1 choice goalkeeper playing regularly club football.Shay GivenKeane was talking about the goalkeeping situation ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 double-header with Gibraltar and Georgia in the next few days.Given has admitted he will retire from the Republic of Ireland set-up after the Euro 2016 campaign. However, Given turned down the opportunity to be first choice at Championship club Middlesbrough in favour of re-joining old boss Mark Hughes at Stoke City.Given will be No.2 at Stoke and faces a battle on his hands to displace Jack Butland.That decision could put Given’s position as first choice No.1 at risk.Keane said, “I’m sure Shay is going there saying he’s going to fight for his place like he did at Villa the last few years. “There will be situations where players will turn up and they’re all not playing regularly.“That’s not ideal for us especially in a specialist position like goalkeeping.“I understand that but their mind-set when they sign for clubs is that they’re going to be playing football.“Shay has gone there believing he can challenge the young goalkeeper.“And if the young goalkeeper makes a few mistakes or there’s an injury, then he’s in.” KEANE: ‘SHAY’S IRELAND SPOT NOT A ‘GIVEN’ was last modified: September 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newssoccerSport
Cappry Rovers News: CAPPRY LOTTOThe numbers drawn in last weeks Cappry lotto were 1, 3, 7, 20.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Cora Harvey, Sessiaghoneill.The numbers drawn in this weeks lotto were 6, 7, 9, 15.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was once again, Cora Harvey, Sessiaghoneill. Next weeks jackpot is €6400.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win.CAPPRY ROVERSGweedore Celtic 3 Cappry Rovers 1This match was played at the Screaban in blustery conditions. The Celts started brightest and took the lead through Tommy Diver when he nodded home a long throw in from Odhran MacNiallais. MacNiallais was again the provider on 40 minutes when he threaded a ball through to Colin Ferry who doubled the advantage. Cappry had a man sent off late in the first half however they started to crank up the pressure on the Screaban men in the second half and were unlucky not to pull one back after Christopher Sweeney pulled off a great save from a spot kick. Shortly after they reduced the deficit when Ronan McHugh finished after being put through on goal. Late on in the game the Screaban men secured the points when Tommy Diver scored his second when he volleyed into the top corner from well outside the area to make it 3-1. The Celts held on for the win as Rovers lost their first game of the season. CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESCappry Rovers 2 – 2 Glenea UnitedIt was all go from the moment the whistle blew at Cappry Park. Benji O’Meara’s home side knew they had a tough challenge ahead against the league leaders, Glenea. Cappry got the game off to a good start, putting plenty of pressure on the visitors and holding off any challenges to break through their back line. On the 22nd minute, Cappry left back, Darren Bonner took a free kick given outside the left of Glenea’s box and nailed it straight into the back of the net. In the final 15 minutes of the first half, Glenea came back into the game, dominating possession and with 5 minutes until the break, managed to get a shot away passed the keeper to level the score line. Both teams equally shared possession and chances. Conor and Shane Laverty controlled the midfield well while NP McDaid dazzled the opponents every time he possessed the ball. Cappry kept the pressure on and it paid off on the 60th minute when winger, Shaun Bannigan put the home team ahead again with a right footed shot inside the Glenea penalty area to make it 2-1. Glenea came back fighting and in the 64th minute were denied a goal thanks to a brilliant save from Cappry goalkeeper, Bari Duncan. The game continued with end to end action and on the 83rd minute, Glenea found the back of the net for the 2nd time to equalise the score line and see out the game. A very entertaining game with both teams putting in excellent performances.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’sU16 SFAI National CupLagan Harps 2 Cappry Rovers 1Jack O’Donnell and Jack Parke netted the goals for Glenn Gallagher’s side in an entertaining game at The Moss, with a late goal by Kane McGlynn coming too late to enable Cappry mount a comeback. O’Donnell’s opener, in the 19th minute was all that stood between the teams until Parke headed home in the dying moments. O’Donnell’s was a brilliant strike, conjured all by himself and finished wonderfully from the edge of the box, right into Cian Gallen’s bottom corner. O’Donnell was the provider for the second goal, scored two minutes from the end by the equally-excellent Parke, who headed home in style to seal Lagan’s passage into the final. They were made sweat a little when McGlynn drilled past Oisin Bonner from 20 yards, but with four minutes of added time gone at that point, Cappry had run out of time. It was Jamie Doherty’s men who had looked the more likely in the early exchanges. Alex McGeehan had tried an ambitious effort from long-range that didn’t trouble the Lagan goalkeeper Bonner. When Bonner let a cross from Evan McBride slip through his clutches, Cappry couldn’t pounce and, late in the half, it took a brave block by Lagan’s Dylan O’Brien to keep out a shot from McGlynn. By then, though, Lagan had hit the front thanks to O’Donnell’s brilliant strike. Caoimhin Wheeler warmed the hands of Cappry net minder Gallen and Gallen had to be on guard to turn over a shot by Parke with the tips of his fingers. With Parke coming into the game, Lagan got a foothold, but Cappry always looked threatening and Bonner held onto a powerful drive from Joel Bradley-Walsh. Lagan began the brighter in the second half, but with Gallen on form Cappry stayed in with a chance. Saul Miller-Kelly tapped wide of a gaping goal after O’Donnell was denied and Parke fizzled over with an enterprising effort from 30 yards. As Cappry turned the screw in search of McGlynn did have the ball in the net, but he was called offside. Bonner denied Cappry again when Bradley-Walsh and Conor Doherty worked a short corner routine, but Parke made them pay when he converted the second goal that, finally, put the contest beyond Cappry’s reach.Lagan Harps: Oisin Bonner; Eoin O’Connor, Dylan O’Brien, PJ McDaid, Conor Bonner; Caoimhin Wheeler, Jonathan Coady, Jack Parke, Saul Miller-Kelly; Jack O’Donnell, Dean Murray. Subs: Odhran Downey for Miller-Kelly, Darragh Rodgers for Murray, Enda Gallagher for O’Connor, Ryan Moore for Wheeler. Cappry Rovers: Cian Gallen; Jamie Murray, Sean O’Donnell, Odhrán McGlynn, Conor McCormack; Evan McBride, Alex McGeehan, Kieran Neeson, Conor Doherty; Joel Bradley-Walsh, Kaine McGlynn. Subs: Oisin McElhinney for McBride, Shane Rowan for McCormack, Dylan Doherty for Gallen, Odhran O’Donnell for Neeson, Kieran Thompson for Murray, Dean Harvey for Bradley-Walsh.CAPPRY ROVERS U14’sCappry Rovers welcomed Lagan Harps to Cappry Park on Thursday evening last and continued with their great form winning on a 3-0 score line. Kieran Thompson, Jason Dunne and Evan McBride scored the Cappry goals.CAPPRY ROVERS U13’sCappry welcomed Newell Academy FC, Derry to Cappry Park on Saturday to play a friendly as they continue their preparations for an Ulster Final. They played 9 a side in the 1st half and 11 a side in the 2nd half. Although Cappry ran out 4-0 winners, the score line doesn’t truly reflect the game. Newell Academy are a quality team and showed their class for long periods of the game. The way they could maintain possession was a joy to watch and hopefully something that Cappry can aspire to. Mark Mbuli got Cappry off to a flier when he scored the opening goal in the 1st minute. Both sides created chances after this but it wasn’t until late in the 1st half when Luke McGlynn got Capprys 2nd. At the end of the 9 a side, Cappry were winning 2-0. The 2nd half seen the game move to 11 a side and playing full pitch. It was then that Newell Academy showed their true class with young Oisin Gallagher standing out for the visitors. The Cappry lads defended well and grabbed 2 more goals through Mark Mbuli and Kevin McCormack.The management would like to extend their thanks to Newell Academy for travelling to Cappry for what was a very entertaining and competitive game.CAPPRY ROVERS MEGA DRAWCappry are holding a mega draw where you could win a Skoda Octavia Ambition along with some more great prizes. Also included with each ticket is a 20% off voucher for McElhinney’s Store which should come in handy coming up to Christmas. The draw will take place 29th December. Tickets are priced at €20 and all funds raised will go towards an Astro turf pitch. If you’re interested in a ticket contact Danny 087 7797581.Agony for Cappry U16’s as they exit SFAI National Cup competition was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CappryFootballSport