4 Aug

About Town

first_imgRUMSONEdith Frankel, political scientist, professor and author, will speak at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Congregation B’nai Israel. Frankel will be speaking about her new book, Old Lives and New: Soviet Immigrants in Israel and America. The book is the story of individuals who made the difficult and sometimes hazardous decision to leave their home, family and friends and start new lives in the U.S. and Israel. Their experiences – from their formative years in the Soviet Union to their decisions to leave and their struggles to receive permission to emigrate – illuminate the complex history of Soviet Jews.Frankel is a political scientist who has published widely on the Soviet Union and Soviet Jews. She is the author of Navy Mir: A case study of the politics of literature 1952-1958 as well as studies on the ethnic Germans of the Soviet Union, the Revolutions of 1917, the Soviet treatment of Jews and Soviet Jewish voting patterns in Israel. She has also taught at the Hebrew University of Jersuralem and Dartmouth College, Stanford University and University College London.Founded in 1922, Congre­gation B’nai Israel is affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. It is located at 171 Ridge Road.The program, cosponsored by the Adult Education and Ezra committees, is free and open to the public. Bagels and coffee will be served. Following the program, books will be available for sale and Frankel will have a book signing. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThe Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is celebrating its fifth anniversary in its new space with a new exhibit and a grand opening and reception.In 2013, the arts council will open its new office at the Finelines Building, 21 W. Lincoln St. The public is invited from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, to the free opening and reception with refreshments from Memphis Pig Out. An exhibition of painting by borough resident Claire Mittermann will be featured.The all-volunteer arts council brings a broad array of cultural activities to Atlantic Highlands. With strong community support, the arts council has for five years produced concerts, an arts camp for children, PaintOut!, artists lectures, exhibitions, FilmOneFest, and much more, all without employees or space.Additional information is available by visiting www.atlantichighlandsartscouncil.org or calling 732-737-7160. LONG BRANCHNJ Repertory is looking for volunteers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, help clean up the cottage at 311 Liberty St. The day will consist of taking down drywall, ripping up carpet and cleaning up yard debris left by Super Storm Sandy. Those who can help are asked to wear warm clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty, work-type shoes, heavy work gloves, hammers and crowbars if you have them.The more people who can help, the easier it will be to start restoring the cottage to its former self. Any time people can volunteer that day will be greatly appreciated. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Those who can help are asked to contact cleanup organizers to let them know how many to expect at: njrep@njrep.org FAIR HAVENProject Animal Worldwide (PAW) invites the community to a Sweet Beginning: Dessert Party and Wine Tasting from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Raven and the Peach, located at 740 River Road.The evening will feature light fare and scrumptious desserts, including a chocolate fountain to ring in the New Year, as well as more than 40 gift auction baskets, a jewelry bar from Barking Blue Jay and a wine tasting presented in the restaurant’s beautiful wine cellar.Admission is $30 per person. An additional fee of $15 is requested to participate in the wine tasting. Registration is requested by Jan. 11. Tickets may be purchased at www.projectanimal.org or by calling Ellen LaTorre at 732-979-6499.Event proceeds directly support the work of Project Animal Worldwide.“Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new year with new hopes for the future as PAW continues to focus on helping dogs and cats through humane education, rescue and the need for spay and neuter to prevent unwanted animal overpopulation,” said LaTorre, acting president, Project Animal Worldwide. “We were very proud to be able to carry out our mission this year in our own backyard, helping the feral kittens in Sea Bright, N.J., when Super Storm Sandy hit our shores. We hope that people will put aside the daily stress and treat themselves to the sweeter things in life for an evening, all in the name of helping animals.” TINTON FALLSThe Jersey Shore Rose Society, an affiliate of the American Rose Society, will hold a meeting on Jan. 26, in the community room at Kensington Court Assisted Living, 864 Shrewsbury Ave.The meeting will feature a beginner clinic from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. conducted by Consulting Rosarians. The main meeting will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The topic will be about the Heritage Rose District of New York City with speaker Stephen Scanniello, president, Heritage Rose Foundation.last_img read more

3 Aug

Rinks eager to begin play at Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship

first_img Visit http://playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=600 under the Curl BC tab to view past scores and to follow the championship event. Also fighting for another B.C. title is Dean Joanisse, past champion 2001 and 2007 B.C. champion, and his Royal City rink of third Paul Cseke, second Jay Wakefield and lead John Cullen. Also competing at the event is Team Wenzek, with three of the players from Team Tardi, who recently returned from the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships with bronze medals.The team of Daniel Wenzek, Jordan Tardi and Nicholas Meister will be competing with a spare because Tyler Tardi is curling in the Youth Olympic Games in Norway. The other teams to qualify include Team Buchy, from Kimberley Curling Club, Team Ducharme, from Creston Curling Club, Team Richard, from Kelowna Curling Club, Team Longworth, from Vernon Curling Club, Team Craig, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Dangerfield, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Johnson, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Martyn, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Schneider, from Vancouver Curling Club, Team Geall, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Jackson, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team House, from Richmond Curling Club and Team Montgomery from Victoria Curling Centre. The semi finals and finals of this year’s championship will be televised on Sportsnet. The semi finals will be televised at 11 a.m. on Sportsnet Pacific and the finals will be televised at 4 p.m. on Sportsnet 360. The team that will represent British Columbia at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier has started their journey – but first they will have to knock out the competition at the provincial championship.Sixteen teams are looking to lock up the B.C. title at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship, which gets underway Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Nelson Curling Club.Tuesday, all 16 rinks took to the Nelson ice for practice sessions, all looking to be BC’s rep at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa (March 5-13). Among the competitors is five-time B.C. champion and 2013 Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials silver medalist Jim Cotter and his Vernon/Kelowna rink of third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky.center_img For ticket information, and to find out more about the event, visit http://cdimens2016.curlbc.ca/.last_img read more

2 Aug


first_imgRACE IS PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2017)–Longshot Cuddle Alert, claimed for $10,000 this past August, rallied late to take Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap at Santa Anita by a head under Agapito Delgadillo while getting six furlongs in 1:09.86.  Trained by Melissa Saldana, the 6-year-old California-bred mare by Bedford Falls registered her first stakes win in her 21st career start.Breaking from the rail in a field of five California-bred or sired fillies and mares, Cuddle Alert was a close fourth while under restraint at the half mile pole, rallied three-wide turning for home and overhauled both heavily favored Sunday Rules and pacesetter Late ‘n Left well inside the sixteenth pole to win.“I’m a little sore,” said Delgadillo, who was unseated during the running of Sunday’s second race.  “My collarbone is a little sore, the same one that I’ve broken twice already but it’s nothing big…She always finishes well.  I knew she likes to run in the stretch, so I waited for it.”A close fourth down the hillside turf course in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint here on Jan. 28, Cuddle Alert was dispatched at 8-1 and paid $18.40, $6.60 and $2.60.Owned by Reed Saldana and Leopoldo Urbina, she collected $60,000 for the win, boosting her career earnings to $229,000.  Her overall mark now stands at 21-6-1-7.“I can’t put it into words, to be honest,” said Melissa Saldana, who, along with her horse, collected her first career stakes win.  “She’s special.  She’s very, very special.  The stretch run was awesome.  She had to sit much closer than she usually does so she ended up going quicker than what she’s used to.  She still had that final kick though and just got up…“We’ll probably give her about 30 days before we run her again because I think she does better with a little more time…She gives her all every time that we ask her to come out here.”Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Late ‘n Left set fractions of 21.93, 45.01 and 57.19.  Off at 9-1, she paid $7.60 and $3.00.Sunday Rules, who had been idle since July 4, tried to rally while between the winner and runner-up, but was third best under Tyler Baze.  Off at 2-5, she paid $2.10 to show.The Spring Fever Handicap is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California bred or sired horses.last_img read more

18 Jan

Wizards lose John Wall for year with ruptured left tendon

first_imgFILE – John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards reacts against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on December 18, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPFive-time NBA All-Star guard John Wall of the Washington Wizards will be sidelined for a year after suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the team announced Tuesday.The 28-year-old playmaker, the first overall choice in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Wizards, slipped and fell in his home to rupture the tendon.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lakers end Anthony Davis talks over ‘outrageous’ demands MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Wall underwent an initial surgery upon the tendon last month aimed at preventing a tear and was to miss six to eight months as a result after being ruled out for the season December 29.Wall averaged 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32 games this season and will begin a four-year contract extension next season worth $170 million over four years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAnother operation to repair the tendon will be performed by physician Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at a date to be determined.It was Anderson who operated on Wall on January 8, removing damaged tissue from Haglund’s Deformity — a bony enlargement on the back of the heel — and repairing a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel. Wizards medical director and orthopedist Wiemi Douoguih diagnosed the rupture during a procedure to clean out an infection that had developed in the incision from the initial surgery.With Wall as a team leader, the Wizards reached the NBA playoffs in four of the past five seasons, although the club has not gone beyond the second round since losing the 1979 NBA Finals while defending its only league crown.This season, the Wizards are 22-31, level with Orlando for 10th in the Eastern Conference, three games behind Miami for the eighth and final East playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

15 Jan

Wealth vs. Health

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12 Jan

Leguan resident calls for urgent repairs to stelling

first_imgThree months after Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson announced that rehabilitation works would begin on the Leguan Stelling in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), residents on the island are voicing their displeasure at having to traverse the same deteriorating structure as they travel to various locales via the Essequibo River.The deteriorating Leguan Ferry Stelling, as seen in June 2018The residents’ expressions of disgruntlement come two weeks after Government announced that the contract for the works has been handed out.The island’s inhabitants are berating the prolonged time the rehabilitation is taking to begin, their already having stated previously that the structure is on the verge of collapsing.In June, 2018, when Guyana Times visited Leguan, several residents — and even visitors – were expressing gross dissatisfaction with the state of the stelling. At that time, rotten timber planks were seen supporting the structure, and residents were apprehensive about heavy vehicles traversing the stelling. The decking then had been loose and uneven, and rails at certain sections of the ramp were hanging on to literally nothing.Speaking recently to this newspaper, rice farmer Jainarine Singh related that the rehabilitation works were still to commence.He added that several additional boards on the stelling had become uneven, causing danger to lives. The stelling is vital to the economic sustenance of the island, as farmers use the facility to transport their produce onto ferry vessels.Another resident, Hans Buer, told this newspaper that he had on numerous occasions raised the issue of the stelling with Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, and this had resulted in the Minister responding to him on social media with a promise to have it fixed.He said the stelling had been in that deplorable state for over one and a half years, and rapid deterioration is ongoing.At a recent press briefing, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, told the media that a contract for the stelling’s rehabilitation has been awarded to Maraj Contracting Services. Harmon observed that the contract is worth $413.2 million.Residents had previously stated that the concrete-post-and-wood-decking stelling served no purpose, and residents were calling for a fully concrete stelling.“Laden vehicles cannot use the lower ramp because it will fall out. The decking is unlevel. You can fall. When the boat comes in at nights, it is horrible, because the stelling has no lights, passengers fall over the little rails, and some of the boards on the decking have holes,” resident Buer had noted in June.Guyana Times had also reported that the lower ramp used to load and off-load laden vehicles onto the ferry was in such a deplorable state that vehicles were unable to access it.Vehicles had to wait until the tide was high enough for them to access the high ramp to load or offload, which affects the business community, since critical goods could not be delivered in time and farmers’ produce would perish.last_img read more

12 Jan

Jagdeo demands full disclosure on Exxon contract

first_img– as Trotman seeks to politicise issue While traditional sectors in Guyana are being neglected, the nation’s expectations are being built up around a hype regarding the advancement the oil and gas industry would bring to the economy.This is according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. When he addressed a news conference on Friday, Jagdeo charged that even with the definite assurance of two per cent in royalties being paid to Guyana, only some Gy$8B may come Guyana’s way per annum (assuming that oil prices stand at US$50 per barrel and the production is 100,000 barrels per day).“A payment of US$50 a barrel can’t solve our jobs problem,” he said.Jagdeo underscored that the coalition Government, via its secret deal with the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), had “given away” what would be equivalent to 10 years of oil royalties – a point he made to stress that $8B cannot solve Guyana’s current economic problems.Stressing that Guyana’s traditional sectors must benefit from Government support, he deemed it unwise to bank Guyana’s future on the oil and gas industry alone.“He (Minister Raphael Trotman) is talking up expectation about massive future wealth… What he (Trotman) does (is that) he goes around talking up the future of this industry as though it will solve every problem in Guyana…as though there will be massive flows,” Jagdeo declared.Calling on Government to make public the contract document signed with ExxonMobil, given several public statements made by Trotman and because the initial agreement with ExxonMobil had been signed by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government back in 1999, Jagdeo asserted: “We have seen a number of statements (being made) by the minister, and I have said in the past that I do not want to conduct the nation’s business on this industry in the public domain, I would prefer it would be treated the way we treat our border matter.“We have a bi-partisan approach to the industry, particularly because of what it means to Guyana’s future,” Jagdeo posited; but he noted that comments aimed at comparing the former PPP/C Administration with the coalition Administration, with an intent on placing the latter in a more positive light, are merely attempts to politicise the issue.Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael TrotmanAnd he stressed that the PPP would be in a position to defend itself and respond to Minister Trotman’s comments if the contract were to be made public. “If you are going to snipe at us, make the contract public, so we can defend ourselves,” he challenged.The Opposition Leader noted that there is a very “real possibility (that) Guyanese (would be) worse off” come 2020” if development of the non-traditional sectors is ignored.Following reviews of the technical and environmental aspects of the Liza Project Development Plan that was submitted by Esso Exploration and Production (Guyana) Ltd (EEPGL) in December 2017, the Government is expected to grant a production licence to ExxonMobil for petroleum production to move ahead in 2020.  In this regard, Jagdeo has urged that the coalition Government secure the best possible technical advice moving forward.The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometres). Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator and holds a 45 percent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds a 30 percent interest, and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds a 25 percent interest.last_img read more

28 Dec


first_imgArdara in the snow last monthSNOW is on the way to the hills of Donegal tonight, say weather forecasters.There may be an interval of heavy wet snow at fairly low elevations but hills will more certainly see a coating of 3-5 cms, says the most reliable online forecaster Irish Weather Online.“Later on some mixed sleety showers could feed in from the Irish Sea and in north Mayo from Donegal Bay,” says the forecast. “Snow could fall on higher terrain but lower down it’s more likely to be hail or sleet. Very cold with highs 3-6 C and feeling closer to -1 C due to northeast winds 40-70 km/hr.“To summarize, the conditions will range from dry in about 20% of locations to wet (only rain) in about 50% with other places seeing hail, sleet or snow. Best bet for heavy snow would be higher parts of Dublin, Wicklow, the inland southeast and hills in Donegal and Mayo.”If you’re out and about over mid-term, tomorrow, Monday looks like the best day of the week.It will be cold – 4C to 8C – but the winds will slacken and it will be a calm, bright day. However Tuesday is set to be horrible, with lashing rain and 80km/hr winds at times, with the north of the county set to be hit by even  higher winds from the north-east. SNOW ON THE WAY FOR DONEGAL TONIGHT, SAY FORECASTERS was last modified: February 14th, 2016 by John2Share 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:donegalsnowWarningweatherlast_img read more

27 Dec

Man found dumping electrical items in field ordered to pay council €500

first_imgA litter warden followed a Falcarragh man and found him dumping electrical items in a field.The man was convicted under the Litter Pollution Act after the warden followed a tractor and trailer from which waste, including electrical appliances, were deposited in a field. Donegal County Council took the action against Joseph Gallagher of Ballina as a result of the incident at Cashelhill, Gortahork, on March 14th, 2017.Gallagher was charged with depositing objects to create litter visible from a public place which was likely to cause environmental pollution.Litter warden, Eoin McCallion told Falcarragh District Court that he had observed a green tractor and trailer in Falcarragh town loaded up with items including electrical appliances.One of the appliances fell on the public road during the journey. The items from the trailer had been deposited in a field at Cashelhill.The warden again followed the tractor which pulled in to allow him to pass. After showing his identification to the driver, the warden asked him had he a waste collection permit and was informed no.“He said he had been transporting waste from Biddy Jack’s pub”, said Mr McCallion. The driver had stated that he was working for Josie Gallagher.The litter warden told Judge Paul Kelly that he had taken photographs from a distance as the tractor proceeded along the road to the destination.Defending solicitor, Jacqui Sharkey said her client had been having damaged items removed from the pub and nightclub following a fire at the premises.He had the items taken to the location for the purpose of having them collected.“He genuinely did not know that he was doing wrong. He has never dumped anything anywhere.”Adding that her client had no intention of depositing litter, the solicitor referred to the fact that it was visible from the public road and he had not tried to hide it up in the mountains or any other concealed location.“Mr Gallagher has no desire to destroy people’s property,” she added.Judge Kelly ordered the defendant to pay €500 to the local authority after which he would strike the matter out.The case was adjourned to November 21st.Man found dumping electrical items in field ordered to pay council €500 was last modified: September 27th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:councilcourtdonegalFalcarraghlitteringlast_img read more

27 Dec


first_imgFour Masters G.A.A. Club The €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 21 were Adam & Sofia Maziri, Finabans and Marie Feely, Drumenagh. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 10 & 22 with the jackpot now standing at €3,200.  The Senior Board AGM is scheduled for Friday December 28th @ 8.00 pm in Dom’s Pier 1. Nomination Forms should be returned to Club Secretary, Eamonn Gorrell not later than Friday December 14th. The Annual Dinner & Presentation of Club Awards 2012 will take place on Friday January 18th in Dom’s Pier 1. Nomination Forms for Club Person of the Year 2012 should also be returned to Club Secretary, Eamonn Gorrell not later than Friday December 14th.  GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Four Masters club noteslast_img read more