It was another championship season for the Brookdale Community College women’s soccer team. The Jersey Blue were co-champions of the Garden State Athletic Conference and reached the Region XIX tournament finals in 2003. BCC was ranked 10th in the country in the final poll of junior college Division III programs and finished the season with a 10-5-2 record. One of the rewards of that success was having seven members of the team garner postseason awards. Maria Lombardi, a sophomore forward from Freehold Township, was named to the GSAC All-Conference First Team along with freshman midfielder Katie Dooling, freshman defender Jessica Roy from Sayreville and freshman goalie Tammy Wood of South River. Sophomore forward Jenna Masiello, of Marlboro, led the All-Region First Team selections. Joining her on the squad were Kerry O’Mara, a freshman midfielder from Middletown North, Laura North, a freshman defender from Middletown North and Wood. O’Mara was runner-up for Region Player of the Year with Masiello finishing third in the balloting and Woods, fourth. Lombardi and Masiello were the leading scorers in the conference this year. Lombardi scored 39 points (20th best in the county) on 14 goals and 11 assists while Masiello had 31 points on 11 goals and nine assists. Wood is ranked 10th in the nation in goalkeeping with a 1.083 goals against average. She closed the regular season with four consecutive shutouts.
“Landmark moments in 2018 have paved the way for a bright future in Jamaican chess.” That is the viewpoint of outgoing Jamaica Chess Federation President Ian Wilkinson. Citing the World Chess Sub-Zonal tournament and Jamaica’s strong run at the World Chess Olympiad, Wilkinson says good things lie ahead. “Well, 2018 is fantastic,” Wilkinson intoned with a broad smile on December 6. “We had never hosted what is called the Sub-Zonal 2.3.5, which is how they organise sub-zonals and zonals and ways to qualify for the World Championships individual title, so you are officially the best player in the world,” he explained of the event that had been held elsewhere in the region previously. Wilkinson was full of praise for the team that worked to stage the tournament which was held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in June, and noted his thanks to the Government and the Sports Development Foundation for support. Miraculous outcome “It was a miraculous outcome because, let’s face it, Shane Matthews won totally against the odds,” he said, still bubbling from the 54-year-old player’s performance. “You don’t normally win a tournament of that calibre if you’re over 40,” he stated. “I mean, even at 40,” Wilkinson said, “It’s miraculous, because chess is now a young person’s sport.” To bolster the point, he enunciated, “You know, people are becoming grandmasters at 13, 14, and the older you get, the more difficult it is to compete.” The Jamaica Chess Federation President said, “The Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, former Soviet Union, was bittersweet for me.” Pinpointing the fact that Jamaica’s women met world number 7 France in round 7 of 11, he glowed, “We were absolutely fantastic, and with a little bit more experience, and bearing in mind, we fielded St Jago’s Adani Clarke, a teenager who has tremendous potential to dominate regional chess if she sticks to it, certainly in the women’s field.” Wilkinson himself was named an honorary vice president of the World Chess Federation and he believes this appointment will allow him to help Jamaican and regional chess even more. Now a member of the sport’s Presidential board, Wilkinson observed, “You have access to technical minds to see how administrations work, so I’ve learnt a lot in just a few weeks.” “That board has some real influential people in world chess, the most influential people, I would say, including presidents of the various continents because you have a President for the Americas, for Africa, for Europe and Asia,” he outlined. He expects to share that knowledge at home even after he demits office next June. “That has put me in pole position to help even much more with Jamaica’s chess in terms of the transition into 2019 and 2020,” he envisioned. Wilkinson, who has been president of the local federation since 2003, thinks the big moves this year open a pathway to success. “So, the platform is well set,”he concluded, “paved for launch into the future in positive ways going forward.”
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By Sase Singh; MSc – Finance, ACCAIntroductionGuyana faces serious challenges in the number, quality, and distribution of teachers in the system. The 2016-2018 income negotiations (old process) did not help this situation. In spite of the dreadful reality, there is something fresh about the current leadership in the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU). It is in this light that the Kaieteur News cartoon must be rejected because it is an alteration of the truth. It clearly misclassified Coretta McDonald.As a collective, this new GTU leadership has shown themselves as people who are willing to engage in industrial relations battles when necessary. Isn’t that a good thing for the teachers? The time was right to bring an end to the old process because there is a new process that needs more attention at this moment. By the new process, I am referring to the 2019-2021 income negotiations. Managing two processes simultaneously would have been inefficient and ineffective. Thus, the GTU leadership must be credited for focusing on the new income negotiations.I am aware that a few are disappointed with Mark Lyte for pulling the plug on the old process, including some inside his team. But they are not seeing the long game. Everything that happened in the old process has aided an outcome where the GTU now commands the moral high ground on these 2019-2021 wages talks. The GTU is in its strongest negotiating position ever in the history of independent Guyana and that happened because of their reasonableness in the old process.The Guyanese nation, especially the students, would have seen a GTU that cares more for their students’ welfare than their own. The stakeholders can now see clearly the problem is the stingy and hypocritical Government, which has money for billion-dollar travel for Government executives but not enough for the teachers. If the GTU calls a long-term strike in support of the teachers, they will be able to count on the students and their parents.But mistakes were made in the old process which will not happen in the new process. Firstly, if the teachers are called out in 2019, they will not be returning to the classroom until real cash and a signed agreement are in place.Secondly, the GTU leadership did exhibit many opportunities of inexperience and was more willing to give Team Granger the benefit of the doubt. It is now clear that Team Granger must not be trusted. Cordiality yes, trust no!Thirdly, they failed to adequately leverage the wealth of experience in the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana and the Trades Union Congress to help strengthen their position. In the new process, that will not happen.Fourthly, the GTU failed to build a cash war chest to support teachers if a strike happens. They have 12 months to commence the accumulation process.Fifthly, an alliance with the Private Sector must be built from now to ensure support can be garnered from that angle if the need arises. For example, I was told a company offered all the water for the teachers on strike in September 2018. Those are the kind of relationships that mould a struggle.Sixthly, though all teachers’ matters focus on your TS3 and TS4 – since it is these people who are the bulk of the teaching fraternity – and it is they who will come out. You cannot expect the head of Queens College to back you when her salary surpasses GY$250,000 per month, but those who are averaging around GY$79,000 per month will stand with you to the end.With an awareness that the Government does not represent your class interest, the new process must be constructed by the GTU leadership very differently than the old process. The road to the end game must be project managed from now. Have the letters been written to the Government outlining your position on the 2019-2021 income negotiations? If not, let us get this ball rolling!
A memorial service for Robert Allison (Bob) Hill, father and father-in-law, respectively, of prominent former Whittier residents Robert (Randy) Hill and Jaclyn Tilley Hill, will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Corona Del Mar. Hill, a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve, was a partner in a successful Newport Beach accounting firm and was a past president of the Lido Isle Community Association. In 1994, long after his retirement, Hill moved to Whittier to be close to his son Randy’s family. When the Hills moved to Long Beach in 1999, Robert moved with them. His family said he died peacefully in his sleep Jan. 24. He was 97. Hill was born in 1908 in his family home in Albany, N.Y. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1930, and then was employed by the New York Telephone Company while he studied accounting at New York University. He was called to active duty with the Navy during World War II and was sent to Algeria to serve as a supply officer. He returned to the United States in 1944 and was stationed in Stockton, where he met his bride-to-be. He married Dorothy Lloyd Martin and became father to Robin and Randy. After a brief time in New York, they moved to Lido Isle, where he established his accounting partnership. Dorothy died in 1952. Hill met Dorothy (Dorre) Welsh Betts while serving as president of the Lido Isle Community Association. Dorre was serving as secretary. In 1957, they were married and moved to Tablerock in Laguna Beach, but later returned to Newport Beach. They traveled the world together and maintained an active social calendar. Hill was a lifelong bridge player and avid debater. Dorre died in 1992. In his later years in Long Beach, “Granddad,” as family members called him, enjoyed attending family weddings, baptisms, other family gatherings and especially loved Sundays at Randy’s and Jackie’s home with family and friends. Hill is survived by son, Randy, and his wife, Jackie; daughter, Robin van Maas, and her husband, Jack; nine grandchildren, Alex van Maas, Ranlyn Tilley Hill, Julie van Maas Tiss, Allison Hill Quinlan, Fritz van Maas, Anita-Marie Hill Laurie, Kimberly Hill Shotwell, Thomas Justin Hill, and Timothy Jonathan Randolph Hill; and 11 great-grandchildren. The memorial celebration of Hill’s life will be at Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3500 Park View Drive, Corona Del Mar. The family suggests for those who wish to donate memorial gifts to This Little Light of Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles, 11693, San Vicente Blvd., No 122, Los Angeles, CA, 90049. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We all started running toward the dog,” Rene Herrera said. “We all took turns cradling it like a baby, and we took it home.” The dog had a ruptured diaphragm and a broken leg and underwent surgery at a Santa Barbara animal hospital Saturday, Jansen said. Robert Santoro, who was flying the plane and was thrown from it along with Dawson before the aircraft came to a stop, remained in critical condition in a Santa Barbara hospital after his leg was almost severed in the crash, authorities said. Dawson had only minor injuries. His brother Ian, 5, and their mother were killed. “The family has gone through hell on Earth, and this is one tiny bright spot,” Jansen said. “We can give the family a 55-pound piece of good news.” SOMIS – Six days after a small plane crash that killed two members of a family of four, the family’s missing dog was found alive by the same pair of teenage brothers who first helped the survivors, authorities said Sunday. Family friends had been searching for a 9-year-old Dalmatian named Lindsey, who was on the plane but was not found at the crash site. “We were called loonies,” said Bob Jansen, who along with his wife, Shirley, had spent much of the week looking for Lindsey. “They told us we were searching for a dead dog.” Rene Herrera, 17, and his brother, Edgar Herrera, 15, had returned to the Ventura County scene Friday to show friends the place where they pulled Robert Santoro, 43, and his 7-year-old son, Dawson, away from the plane July 1. The Herrera brothers and their friends saw Lindsey in a ditch. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
LANCASTER – In an Oct. 4 match against perennial Foothill Conference power San Bernardino Valley College that Antelope Valley College women’s volleyball coach Jane Cwayna acknowledged was a measuring stick, the Marauders rose to the occasion. And although their effort didn’t produce the desired results, Cwayna said there were plenty of positives her team could take from a match SBVC won 32-34, 30-21, 31-29, 30-25. Cwayna said the fact that two of the four games were extended beyond 30 points showed that AVC is capable of competing with the conference’s best teams, an assertion validated the next day when Chaffey of Rancho Cucamonga – a team AVC defeated in an early season scrimmage tournament – upset SBVC. On Friday, AVC had a much easier time defeating winless Rio Hondo of Whittier in three games. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“We were in every game, we just made too many mistakes,” Cwayna said of the SBVC match. Cwayna said the match showed that AVC still has some things to work on, especially blocking better against a team that hits as well as SBVC. “We just couldn’t quite get over the hump,” Cwayna said. “That day, they were the better team.” AVC sophomore setter/outside hitter Kristy Nua (Palmdale High) had 14 kills in both matches. The Marauders improved to 2-1 in conference (6-5 overall) after the Rio Hondo match. “Everyone had a chance to play and we played really well,” Cwayna said. Deadlock: A day that began in gridlock ended with a deadlock for the women’s soccer team. AVC got stuck in traffic on the way to Friday’s game against Mt. San Jacinto, and was allowed minimal time to warm up after arriving less than a half-hour before the start of the match. All things considered, the results could have been worse for AVC (3-8-4, 0-1-2), which settled for a 1-1 tie. AVC trailed 1-0 early in the second half when Megan Couch (Desert Christian) scored on an assist from Angela Shoemaker (Desert Christian). AVC coach Lemuel Galvao said his team seized the match’s momentum for most of the second half and had several other scoring chances. “They bunkered in and we just couldn’t get through,” Galvao said. “I guess we ought to be glad we got a tie on the road.” Losing streak: The football team’s 34-0 loss to Victor Valley College on Saturday extended its losing streak to 22 games, the nation’s second-longest current losing streak. email@example.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Still to this day Brown insists it wasn’t offside. Brown played a big part in Scotland’s 1-0 win in Paris. SNSIt’s easy to forget players are supporters too, and no one fits that bill more than Brown when it comes to the international team. While the Tartan Army will long remember the 1-0 victory in Paris as one of Scotland’s greatest results in recent years, Brown also described it as one of his career highlights. While James McFadden was scoring a wonder strike, Brown was preventing some of the French greats from breaking them down at the opposite end. “It’s always going to stick in my mind,” he said when he reflecting earlier this year. “We matched them, although our goalie had to make some great saves. I was nowhere near Faddy when he scored – I was blowing out of my a***. I only had about three touches in the whole game. “I remember Alan Hutton and I were on the right, up against Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka. We were the young kids facing two of their most experienced players. “I’ve been lucky to be on the pitch for Scotland against some great players and we have matched most of them. We seem to play better against the best teams.”Heartache for Brown and his team mates as they lost 2-1 to Italy. SNSThe Euro 2008 qualifying campaign offered some of Scotland’s greatest highs and heartbreaking lows in the last two decades but few come close to the 2007 Italy defeat.Qualification was within touching distance after taking points off some of Europe’s strongest teams but Alex McLeish’s side couldn’t replicate their outstanding achievements at the final hurdle. Under a thunderous downpour at Hampden Scotland suffered the last minute goal, which came from a scandalous free kick, wrongly awarded against Alan Hutton, which defined yet another glorious defeat.It was the closest Brown came to qualifying for a major tournament and arguably the one he deserved to feature in the most as well. Iconic shot: Brown celebrates his first international goal against Macedonia. SNSDespite a demoralising campaign which included a 4-0 defeat to Norway and a 3-0 loss to Holland there was still a smidgen of hope going into the penultimate game. Looking to grasp a way into the 2010 World Cup by being one of the best group runners-up, Scotland had to beat Macedonia and Holland in the home double header. They achieved the first part of the task, winning 2-0 but lost 1-0 to the Dutch four days later. Brown opened the scoring with a second-half header which curled around the defence and under the goalkeeper to nestle into the bottom corner. It was his first of three goals for Scotland, his others came against Poland, Norway and Czech Republic. Injury problems: Brown suffered in the 2-1 win over Denmark. SNSBrown had a history of ankle injuries earlier in his career but the one he suffered in the Denmark friendly represented his constant battle with the treatment table.He played just 19 minutes of the 2-1 win before a robust challenge with Simon Kjaer forced him out of the game. Although he went on to play for both club and country in the weeks that followed, Brown then broke down in a game against Rangers, forcing him to see a specialist and spend a lengthy spell on the sidelines. It may not have been the start of his problems but it was more evidence that Brown dug himself an early grave by trying to play his way to fitness.Wembley: Scott Brown celebrates Scotland’s second goal against England. SNSOn paper this looks nothing more than a friendly defeat but in the context of Brown’s career it’s so much more. To say he has captained his country in an Auld Enemy clash, at Wembley, where his side scored two goals will live long in his memory as a career high. He was awarded the captaincy earlier that year when Gordon Strachan took charge and Darren Fletcher was sidelined through illness and retained the armband since. James Morrison and Kenny Miller’s goals may not have impacted the overall result that night in London but it is a fixture the players and supporters will always have fond memories of.Home glory: Scotland saw off Republic of Ireland in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier. SNSWith Scotland riding the curve of an upward trajectory, this was seen as a defining game in the team’s efforts to qualify for the 2016 European Championships. Strachan’s side looked to have worked themselves into a strong position in the group with victory over Republic of Ireland. There was a genuine belief the 18-year wait for a major tournament appearance was about to end.Brown was instrumental as Scotland claimed a crucial win on his home patch at Celtic Park, with Hampden Park still being converted following its use for the Commonwealth Games.Shaun Maloney’s winning goal will go down as one of the best strikes scored by a Scotland player in recent memory, but Brown was an important member of the supporting cast.Embarrassment: Scotland were defeated 1-0 by Georgia. SNSThe 2007 defeat to Georgia, which ultimately halted Scotland’s run to the 2008 European Championships is now widely regarded as an infamous nadir of the national team’s recent history. Surely it couldn’t happen again? Well, it did.He may not have played in the 2-0 embarrassment but Brown was part of the team that suffered another damaging defeat in Georgia in 2015. The defeat didn’t quite have the impact it had eight years before, but nonetheless, it was illustrative of how Scotland’s efforts to make it to France tailed off in the second round of fixtures.Just like many others who played that night, Brown probably doesn’t want to return to Georgia in a hurry.Final bow: Brown’s final Scotland game was against Denmark in March 2016. SNSWith the failed Euro 2016 qualification campaign behind them, Scotland started a new cycle with a friendly win over Denmark in March, in which Brown picked up his 50th national team cap.At the time it wasn’t known that this would be Brown’s last appearance in a Scotland shirt, but tributes were paid to the midfielder as he reached the milestone. The victory over Denmark turned talk towards preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but Brown will play no part in that campaign.Strachan will now have to plan for life without his captain and midfield stalwart. Someone like John McGinn, who made his Scotland debut against Denmark, could now enter the fold. Brown bows out with 50 caps over 11 years so isn’t short of highs and lows on the international stage. We look back on some of the most defining. Late sub: Scott Brown made his debut in a 1-1 home draw v USA SNSAfter 13 youth caps, Brown made the step up to the senior side when he was still a Hibernian player in 2005. Walter Smith handed him his debut in a home friendly against USA as a 75th minute substitute when the score was already, as it would finish, 1-1. It wasn’t to pan out as he would have wanted though. He found the net in what should have been a dream start to his international career but the referee chalked it off. Scott Brown’s announcement that he is retiring from international football after more than a decade of pulling on the lion rampant doesn’t come without reflection. The 31-year old Scotland captain has made the decision in an attempt to prolong his playing career at Celtic after a string of long term and niggling injuries. It leaves a vacant space in Gordon Strachan’s midfield ahead of the upcoming squad announcement for September’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign opener against Malta. Back in 2005 Walter Smith described Brown as a “chirpy wee lad” with Gordon Strachan recently saying “Scottish football would be a duller place without him.”
Gardaí are hunting for a gang who are targeting churches across East Donegal.The gang has broken into churches in Killygordon, Castlefin, Raphoe and Donnyloop as well as parish halls.All the incidents have taken place in the past month. Undisclosed amounts of money were taken during the raids with collection boxes being targeted in two of the break-ins.The exact amount of money taken in the six raids is not known.Gardai in Letterkenny have appealed to anybody who may know anything about the robberies to contact them in confidence on 074 9167100.Gardai investigate spate of cash robberies on churches was last modified: April 3rd, 2017 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)
An 84-year-old farmer from Donegal who has just scooped €500,000 on the Euromillions lotto says he doesn’t care about money after he revealed he has overcome cancer.Pensioner Charlie Meehan had to wake his wife from her sleep after he checked his lotto numbers on Tuesday night.Charlie, from Carrick in Drumoghill, said he often does the lotto when buying a newspaper but never thought he would win. He admitted that he had a nightcap after checking the numbers with his family.“I woke the wife from the bed as she was sleeping and I told her that we’d won some money. Of course, like a good woman she asked me exactly how much we’d won,” laughed Charlie.But despite winning the huge sum, Charlie said he has already won the lotto before after overcoming cancer.“I’ve no real plans for the cash. It is a nice sum but I have my health now and that’s all that matters. “I had my own health problems in the past when I had cancer in 2012. I spent most of that year in hospital in Galway but I have made a great recovery.“The staff in Letterkenny and Galway hospitals were very good to me. To be honest I don’t worry too much about the money at this stage in my life.“All I’m concerned about is being able to live a happy and healthy life and money can’t buy you that,” he said.Charlie said he has no immediate plans for the cash as he has a decent car and a house.But he quipped “It’s a lovely sum of money. I’m kind of glad that I didn’t win anything bigger because it might bring it owns worries with it then. “I haven’t thought about what to do with the cash. There are a few women about the house so I’m sure they’ll come up with ways of spending it.”Charlie chose a quickpick to buy his ticket and the winning EuroMillions Plus numbers were 02, 12, 33, 42, 44.This is the third EuroMillions Plus winning ticket in Ireland so far this year.Jimmy Barclay, owner of Barclay’s Newsagents in Raphoe said he was delighted after learning that one of his customers had picked up the prize in Tuesday night’s EuroMillions draw. “We’re absolutely over the moon! We are a small community-based shop in the heart of Raphoe Town with a very loyal customer base so we’re just thrilled that one of these people has won the half a million euro prize,” Jimmy said.Health is Charlie’s wealth after he scoops €500k on lotto! was last modified: February 12th, 2019 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:Charlie Meehandonegaleuromillionswealth