AT THE FINISH LINE…Where Only the Truth Matters

first_imgTruth is . . .This ongoing argument about players playing in different eras needs to come to an immediate stop.  Greatness is greatness.  It’s as simple as that.  Wilt would be unstoppable today as he was then.  Jim Brown will run over, thru and around you just the same.  And trust me on this one, Muhammad Ali is kicking your sorry butt in 2020 the same as he did in 1971.  Take it all to the bank!  Truth is . . .Of course Coach Narducci gets the extension.  No-Body, No-Where, No-How expected Pitt to upset Miami.  Quite possibly the greatest upset in Pitt University football history.  Well played boys.  Well played!  On to next year. BILL NEAL You Have Just Crossed Over the Finish  Line Truth is . . .Here’s the movie lineup you should consider for the holiday: #5 – Marshall . . . 4 basketballs #4 – LBJ . . . A sleeper, but real good . . . 3 basketballs #3 – Bad Christmas Moms . . . I’m sorry, but fun-ney . . . 3 basketballs #2 – Justice League . . . 4 basketballs AND #1 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri . . . Best movie I’ve seen all          year . . . 4½ basketballs  Truth is . . .You may not think it possible, but the Boston Celtics are looking like Eastern Conference NBA champions.  It’s early, but LeBron and the boys are not the same.  Can you say Kyrie Irving? Truth is . . .High school and college hoop season is upon us.  A reminder for everyone from coast to coast.  Act like a parent and remember .  . . there’s a reason you never made your high school hoop team.  I am just sayin! last_img read more

Christmas Co-Ed tournament back by popular demand

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe highly successful Co-Ed Indoor Soccer Tournament during the Christmas Holiday break is back at the Soccer Quest facility in the old Civic Centre Children’s rink in Nelson.The tourney is set for December 28 & 29 and is open to ladies over 30 and men over 35 years of age.Each team is guaranteed four, 50-minute games minimum. Each team must have at least two females on the pitch at one time.Cost is $350 per team of $40 for individual players, who will then be dispersed onto teams.
 Registration deadline is December 20th at Soccer Quest. There are prizes to the winning team.Calling all Masters PlayersPrior to the Co-Ed event is the Men’s Master’s One-day Holiday Tourney on Thursday, December 23. The tournament is open to the first four teams entered. The tourney runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $100 per team.For more information or to register go to or call 352-GOAL.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Galway and Waterford hurlers renew rivalry this Sunday

first_imgAll NHL meetings dating back to 2000 2017 Galway 2-22 2-19 Waterford(Quarter-final) 2016 Galway 1-21 0-24Waterford2015 Galway 0-12 0-20Waterford (Quarter-final)2014 Galway 1-13 0-22Waterford2013 Galway 0-15 0-12 Waterford2012 Galway 0-15 1-14Waterford2011 Galway 1-16 1-17Waterford2010 Galway 4-15 1-15 Waterford2009 Galway 1-21 2-12 Waterford2005 Galway 0-18 0-11 Waterford2004 Galway 2-15 1-13 Waterford (Final)2004 Galway 5-13 1-14 Waterford2003 Galway 2-17 2-13 Waterford2002 Galway 0-16 1-16Waterford2000 Galway 2-15 1-15 Waterford (Semi-final)The last time Galway played Waterford in Walsh Park Sunday 20th March 2016Galway 1-21 0-24 WaterfordAfterthe 10th minute , Waterford had capitalised on a slow start fromGalway and had built a 0-6 to 0-2 advantage. However, multiple scores from JoeCanning and Eanna Burke in addition to a point from centre-back Aidan Harte anda tidy finish from Niall Burke had the tribesmen ahead 1-10 to 0-12 at theinterval.Waterfordwere on top for the most of the second half and had a three point lead built upas the game entered the final  fiveminutes. However, a four point scoring surge from the men in maroon had themleading 1-21 to 0-23 with little time remaining. It looked like Galway were setto hold on but up stepped Waterford wing back Gavin O’Brien to hit aninjury-time point to share the spoils.Galway- James Skehill, Fergal Moore, John Hanbury, Paul Hoban, Adrian Tuohey, Aidan Harte (0-1), David Collins, David Burke (0-2), Davy Glennon  (0-2),  Jason Flynn (0-1),  Niall Burke (1-3), Joe Canning (0-6, 4F), Eanna Burke (0-2), Andy Smith, Cathal Mannion (0-2).Subs-  Ronan Burke for Hoban (45), Conor Whelan for Smith (46), Richie Cummins for E.Burke (57), Shane Maloney for Flynn (66).Referee- Brian Gavin (Offaly) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Sports Shorts

first_imgThe Lincroft Knights Travel Baseball Club is looking for competitive players for its travel teams (spring season and tournament play). Cutoffs are as follows: 12U, born after April 30, 1994; 10U, born after April 30, 1996; 9U, born after April 30, 1997; and 8U, born after April 30, 1998. The 12U team will be competing in the Cooperstown Baseball World Tournament in August. Tryouts in January. For more information, call (732) 213-8216 or e-mail The Central Jersey Hawks U12 boys basketball team will hold tryouts in the next few weeks. Any boy born after Sept. 1, 1994, or earlier, or boys who are in sixth grade, are eligible. For more information e-mail Senior Emily Nealis, of Holmdel, of the Muhlenberg College women’s soccer team, was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for excellence in the classroom and on the field. To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student must be a sophomore or higher in class standing; a starter or key reserve on her team; and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average. A double major in music and psychology, Nealis played in six games as a reserve forward, helping the Mules to an outstanding season. Muhlenberg finished at 13-6, a nine-win improvement from 2005, and was regionally ranked at the end of the year. The Mules ended the regular season with an eight-game winning streak to qualify for the Centennial Conference playoffs, then won their first playoff game before falling to nationally ranked Johns Hopkins in the semifinals. Nealis finished her career with one goal in 42 games played. “Emily was a very consistent player for us, although she never really recovered from an injury her sophomore year,” said head coach Leslie Benintend. “She has a great shot when given the ball.” The Jersey Bombers U14 Baseball Club is looking for quality, dedicated players to add to its roster for the spring and summer seasons. The team will play in competitive weekend leagues and tournaments. Excellent coaching, player exposure and indoor winter training. Age cutoff date is May 1, 1992. The Jersey Bombers are based out of Middlesex County. All interested players should e-mail Coach Nick at or call (732) 433-0198 to register for a tryout. St. Joseph’s, Keyport, will hold baseball and softball registration Dec. 9, 16 and Jan. 6, 13, 21 and 27 in the gym lobby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is for boys 5-12 and girls 5-18. For more information, call (732) 739-4503 or visit or The Jersey Shore Breeze (12U travel) will be conducting tryouts for the 2007 season. The season includes USABL 50/70 spring and a full tournament season which includes the Cooperstown Dreams Park Invitational Tournament during the week of June 23. Please visit our Web site at for details. The New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association will be holding cadet classes for individuals interested in becoming high school boys’ lacrosse officials. Classes will be held at various locations throughout the state beginning in January. Prior playing experience is not necessary. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older. For more information, visit the Web site at or contact Charles Talley at (908) 753-1926 or read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, January 11, 2019

first_imgArticle published by John Cannon Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsScientists set up a mirror for wildlife in the rainforest, with comical results (Sputnik News).Researchers in Ecuador discover a new species of frog with a thumb-claw (Newsweek).In late 2018, an eastern bongo, a critically endangered antelope from East Africa, was born at a Florida zoo (First Coast News, News 4 Jacksonville).Researchers argue that dams built in lowland rainforests are too costly to biodiversity to be justified (Phys.Org/University of Stirling).As Colombia’s forests fall, organized crime profits rise (Insight Crime).California’s plan for carbon trading could infringe upon communities’ rights, leaders say (Devdiscourse).Forest clearing for oil palm plantations in Borneo is affecting the group size of proboscis monkeys (Phys.Org/Cardiff University).Tanzania began a six-month push to root out illegal logging in the country (Khmer Times, Xinhua).Haiti could lose half of its species to deforestation-related habitat loss by 2035 (WHYY Philadelphia).Tree plantations in Southeast Asia are becoming a popular investment in China (South China Morning Post).Illegal logging led to landslides in Indonesia (The Jakarta Post).A female bongo died after complications from a cesarean section birth in Virginia (WAVY).Other newsRanchers across the western United States struggle to cope with increasing numbers of wolves (Pacific Standard).Warmer water is causing problems for Guadalupe fur seals (Hakai Magazine).Climate change is throwing off Australia’s “thermostat,” the Great Barrier Reef (Hakai Magazine).Proponents of a dam project in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve say its construction is necessary for the country’s economic development (IPP Media).The U.S. government shutdown is hampering wildlife conservation work (WBUR Boston).Wild animals are beginning to use a highway overpass in the state of Washington (Smithsonian Magazine).A bustling economy kept U.S. carbon emissions high in 2018, despite the closure of coal-fired power plants (The New York Times, The Washington Post).Banner image of an eastern bongo in Kenya by Chuckupd via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain).FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. 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Pregnant woman on $100,000 bail for embezzlement

first_imgA pregnant woman found herself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday to answer to a charge of embezzlement.Latoya LovellLatoya Lovell, 29, of Georgetown, denied the allegation brought against her. Magistrate Leron Daly read the charge which alleged that between June 9 and September 16, 2017 in Georgetown, Lovell fraudulently embezzled $2.3 million taken into possession by her in the name of Stephen Electrical Agency.The facts of the matter were not read to the court. However, the Attorney for the accused asked that bail be granted due to the fact that the defendant is seven months pregnant.Police Prosecutor Harris objected to this based on the amount of money embezzled.However, bail was granted to the accused in the sum of $100,000 and Lovell is expected to return to court on November 10 for reports.last_img read more

Some local forest areas reopen after fire

first_imgANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – U.S. Forest Service officials are slowly reopening the areas in the Angeles and Los Padres national forests burned in September’s 163,000-acre Day Fire. Some closures remain in force because of ongoing fire control measures, rehabilitation activities and concerns about potential new fires in extremely dry areas of northern Ventura and southern Kern counties, according to Kathy Good of the Los Padres National Forest. In the Angeles National Forest, the east side of Pyramid Lake, including Emigrant Landing, reopened Friday after being closed for more than a month. Several areas of the Angeles remain closed, including Piru Ponds, the Frenchman’s Flat day-use area, along Highway 99 and sections of the west shoreline of Pyramid Lake. (661) 257-5252160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsAreas of the Los Padres that reopened Friday include all lands west of Highway 33; all forest lands west of and including the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail between the Piedra Blanca Trailhead near Rose Valley and Haddock Camp on Pine Mountain Ridge; the Rose Valley recreation area and roads and campgrounds along Pine Mountain Ridge to Reyes Peak Trailhead. Closures that remain in effect in the Los Padres include Nordhoff Ridge Road; all areas of the Sespe Wilderness except lands west of the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail and all areas south and east of and including Pine Mountain Road and Reyes Peak Road, as well as Reyes Peak Trail. Hunters will be affected by the continuing closures in the Los Padres. To accommodate this weekend’s opening of deer season, the California Department of Fish and Game will honor tags for zone D13 in zones D11 and D15. Details are available at or by calling the Ojai Ranger office at (805) 646-4348 or the Santa Clara-Mojave Rivers Ranger office at (661) 296-9710. last_img read more

Narconon plan sent back to commission

first_imgTreatment used in the program, such as sweating out toxins, has been questioned by critics, who charge that the facility is a front to lure people into the Church of Scientology. The treatment program began about 40 years ago and is based on the principles of a book by L. Ron Hubbard, the late founder of the Church of Scientology. When asked about such criticism, Carr called it incorrect and irrelevant. He said there is no religious indoctrination in the program. “It’s hard enough work to get someone off heroin or alcohol without getting into the religious issues,” he said. Word of the proposed treatment center on Bouquet Canyon Road had worried some Leona Valley residents who sent a letter last winter to the county Regional Planning Commission about their concerns that their rural community would be disrupted. Some of those residents arrived at Tuesday’s hearing to testify. Among them was Jan Powell, a Leona Valley Town Council member. She helped organize a community meeting for residents to meet with Narconon representatives and learn about the proposed center. Powell said she was in open-minded at first and wanted to know more about Narconon. She said representatives initially told her that Narconon was not connected with the Church of Scientology, but later told her there was a relationship. She said she felt she had been initially deceived. “It’s not that they’re associated with Scientology,” she said. “It’s the fact that they were deceitful to me.” Vance Kirkpatrick, a former sheriff’s deputy, also came to the hearing. The Leona Valley resident said the location for the treatment center is too remote for quick responses from police or firefighters in case of emergencies. He recalled a fire several years ago that burned homes in the area before firefighters arrived. He said the treatment center belongs elsewhere. “If a staff (member) or neighbor was the victim of a crime, it would be a long time calling,” he said. Burbank resident Tom Solari had planned to testify Tuesday on behalf of Narconon. Working in the film-production industry, Solari said he was moved when he filmed Narconon graduation and saw there was not a dry eye in the room. “There is no community that does not have this as a problem, and to have this there is a tremendous asset,” Solari said. (661) 257-5254160Want 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 MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesNarconon International aims to open a 66-bed facility near Leona Valley on 30.4 acres formerly used for a boarding school. Narconon President Clark Carr said that if the center had been approved Tuesday, work would have begun immediately. Renovations are expected to take at least six months. But Carr supported the efforts to resolve any problems. “We’re here for the long haul,” Carr said. The center would treat adults whose average stay would be three to four months. Narconon plans no new buildings on the land, which borders the Angeles National Forest, but will add parking. LOS ANGELES – A public hearing on plans for a drug and alcohol treatment center with ties to the Church of Scientology was postponed Tuesday after last-minute concerns surfaced about the rural site in upper Bouquet Canyon. The proposal to establish a Narconon center came before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and drew a crowd of about 500. Supervisors sent the plan back to the Regional Planning Commission because of concerns about traffic, fire, safety and flood control. The commission had approved the project in March. Complaints about the approval to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s office prompted him to call for the hearing Tuesday. There is no date set yet for the matter to return to supervisors. last_img read more


first_imgDOZENS of investors in the dodgy ‘pyramid’ scheme sweeping Donegal met in a Letterkenny Hotel last night to vent their anger.Dozens of angry investors, some who invested more than €200,000 each in the scheme, are fuming that they have been left high and dry.The Mr.Big behind the scam, which supposedly bought cheap stock and sold it on as a profit, has now fled to Estonia. He has constantly told investors that they WILL get their money and named several dates for the money transfer.But each time the conman has come up with different excuses.Two of the agents who helped publicise and oversee the scheme met with investors at the Letterkenny Hotel and again assured them they will get their money.An email from the company which arranged the investment scheme told investors they will have an update on their money by this FRIDAY. However one investor told after the meeting that he will believe the promises from the company when he has his cash in his hand.“I have been told on four different occasions that I will be getting my money on four different dates.“But each time these people have come up with different excuses. I’m at my wits end but I have to keep believing I will get my cash or I will crack up.“I invested a six figure sum and I owe an absolute fortune. I don’t know what I will do if I don’t get my cash back.“Now we’ve been told that we will be hearing major news on Friday about our money. I’m hoping against hope but we’ll see,” he said. EndsDOZENS OF INVESTORS MEET AT ANGRY MONEY SCAM MEETING was last modified: January 11th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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