Harmata, Vuono, Melofchik, Liberti and Sole among theindividual winners Harmata, Vuono, Melofchik, Liberti and Sole among the individual winners BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer PHOTOS BY JERRY WOLKOWITZ staff Matawan’s Chris Keller releases the shot put en route to his victory in the event at the Monmouth County Championships at Red Bank Regional on Saturday. Relying on its sprinters as well as its distance stars, Christian Brothers Academy won its eighth straight Monmouth County Indoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday at Red Bank Regional High School. The Colts out-distanced host Red Bank Regional, 68-47, to win yet another county title. Overall, it was an outstanding meet for area athletes, with several claiming gold. For CBA, Chris Vuono won the 400 meter (51.91) and Will Melofchik took the 3,200 (9:49.02). St. John Vianney’s Jennifer Therkorn races to a second-place finish at the Monmouth County Championships in the 800-meter run. The Colts piled up the points in these two events with Dan McLeod third to Vuono (53.10) in the 400. The Colts were one-two in the 3,200 with Chris Horel second to his teammate (9:50.23). Vuono also anchored the Colts to a victory in the 4×400 relay (3:39.89). McLeod ran the lead-off leg with Ryan DelVecchio and Joe Bellino following. McLeod also got the Colts points in the hurdles, finishing second to Neptune’s Corey Nelms (7.85-7.98). Matawan’s Chris Keller pulled off an upset in the shot put, winning an exciting three-way duel with Shore Regional’s B.J. McKenna and Wall’s Dave Zaycek, who came into the meet with one of the best throws in the state, 57-0. Keller, whose indoor best was 52-3, improved by more than three feet, reaching 55-5 with his winning toss. McKenna also improved on his indoor best with a 54-6 3/4, while Zaycek had to settle for third with a 54-5 1/4 effort. Middletown South’s Chris Sole won the high jump at 6-4. Ariana LaFerlita made it a boy-girl sweep of the high jump for the Eagles as she won at 5-2. Like Sole, she was the only jumper over at the winning height. Raritan’s Amanda Harmata gave up basketball to concentrate on the shot put this winter and one can see why. The Rocket senior dusted the field, winning by almost six feet with a 40-0. South’s Jamie Liberti won the girls’ 3,200 in 11:37.25. In the team scoring, Shore Regional nipped Manalapan for the championship, 34-32. Middletown South was third with 25. Notes… The night before the Monmouth County Championships, CBA’s 1,600-meter relay team competed in the Suburban High School Boys’ 4×400 Meter Relay at the Verizon Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden. The sprinters were the first relay team from the school to qualify for the nation’s biggest indoor meet. The Colt quartet of McLeod, Vuono, Peter Glackin and Brett Fiorovanti finished third, running 3:32.69 behind Camden (3:31.43) and Uniondale, N.Y. (3:31.4). The running track at Madison Square Garden is 11 laps to the mile and is banked on the turns. The Colts had to win their heat at a Millrose Qualifier last month in order to get an invitation to the race. Ocean County’s best will join the track and field fray today when RBR hosts the Shore Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships starting at 4 p.m. Ocean County stars include Jackson state champions Jen Clausen (3,200) and Eric Dufresne (55 high hurdles). On Sunday, Groups II (8:30 a.m.) and III (2 p.m.) will race for state championships at Princeton University. The top six placers in each event plus six wild cards from the two groups will advance to the NJSIAA Indoor Meet of Champions, also at Princeton, on Feb. 29. Groups I and IV held their championships on Feb. 1. BY TIM MORRISStaff Writer
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to complain about their congested fixture list, saying it allows him to test his squad depth heading into the second half of the campaign.Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said earlier this week that playing every two days was risking his players’ health.Spurs host West Ham United in the Premier League on Thursday, 48 hours after they beat Swansea City 2-0 at on a heavy Liberty Stadium surface.Speaking ahead of the London derby at Wembley, Pochettino said: “It will be difficult for the players, but I am not going to complain.“We are going to rest 48 hours until this fixture. We are maybe going to rotate and make some changes to bring some fresh legs to the team.“This is an opportunity to play with the squad – and that is important.”Spurs were initially scheduled to face West Ham on New Year’s Eve but the decision was taken to postpone the fixture due to safety concerns.“I know very well how is this business and it was impossible to play before,” Pochettino added.“Some teams play after Boxing Day, but I think we are going to arrive in the same condition as West Ham.”Tottenham were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham in October, with Pochettino’s side losing 3-2 after being 2-0 up at the interval.“This game is not about revenge,” Pochettino said.“Now it’s the Premier League and we need to win because we fight to be in the top four and higher in the table.”Striker Harry Kane is set to return to the Spurs starting line-up after dropping to the bench at Swansea due to illness but left-back Danny Rose is expected to be on the sidelines because of a recurring knee injury.Spurs, currently fifth in the league table with 40 points, have a game in hand over fourth-placed Liverpool, who are four points head.
“It wasn’t a comfortable time, but we are professionals, and so we didn’t allow it to distract us,” he told Marca. “I must say that the coach remained strong throughout.“He never showed signs of surrender and, in the end, we won the FA Cup. Van Gaal is an honest guy and has always put Manchester United above all else.”The former Netherlands coach was eventually shown the door, despite United’s FA Cup final triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley last week, and Herrera insists few were surprised.“Nothing surprises you in football today,” the 26-year-old continued. “United have to fight for every title and, when they lose that fight, this is one of the outcomes.“In many ways I think he has done a good job. I’m grateful to him because he signed me and so gave me the opportunity to play more than 70 games, in two years, at arguably the world’s largest club.”Speaking about the incoming Jose Mourinho, Herrera is relishing the opportunity to work with one of the most successful managers in the game.“I’ve had great coaches: Marcelino, with whom I made my debut; [Javier] Aguirre, [Marcelo] Bielsa [and Ernesto] Valverde; who taught me how to handle the locker room and is a fantastic guy,” the Spaniard said.“Then came Van Gaal and ‘Mou’ now, who is the most successful coach, alongside Pep Guardiola. He has won the league in four countries, the Champions League with Inter and Porto and led Chelsea to become champions twice. So for me this is a unique opportunity that will push me the maximum.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Herrera admits it was difficult for the team to keep their focus amid ongoing speculation surrounding the Dutchman’s future in the last few months, but they soldiered on- PHOTO/AGENCIESMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, June 1- Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is not surprised by Louis van Gaal’s departure from Old Trafford as such things are expected in football.Herrera admits it was difficult for the team to keep their focus amid ongoing speculation surrounding the Dutchman’s future in the last few months, but they soldiered on.
Ian Hendon has been sacked as manager of Leyton Orient.Reports emerged on Saturday night that Hendon had been axed by the League Two club’s owner Francesco Becchetti following the 3-1 defeat to Exeter City at Brisbane Road.Orient have now confirmed his departure, with assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler taking caretaker charge.“The club can confirm that Ian Hendon has been relieved of his role as Head Coach of Leyton Orient,” read a statement on their official website.“The club would like to thank Ian for his commitment and passion during his time at Leyton Orient and would like to wish him the best in his future endeavours. “Assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler will be assuming Ian’s duties on an interim basis as Caretaker Manager. Leyton Orient will make an announcement at such time as a new appointment is made. “The coaching and management team will continue to focus on realising the full potential of the team and will be working intensively to enhance the club’s performance and position in the League.”Hendon, part of Sam Allardyce’s coaching staff at West Ham last season, had been in charge of Orient since May.He led them to five wins in his first five games at the helm and the O’s were top of League Two at the end of August.But their form has dipped and four victories in their last 21 matches has left the club in 11th, two points adrift of the play-off places. 1 Ian Hendon
BURBANK – Long overlooked and neglected, a 30-mile stretch along the Golden State Freeway is now turning heads for its sizzling, economic development potential. The I-5 corridor, spanning from Glendale through Santa Clarita, could become the region’s promised land – sculpted into a vibrant cluster of biomedical, entertainment, technology and business service sectors, San Fernando Valley officials say. And key to broadened economic prosperity in the region will be creating a collaborative and comprehensive strategic plan targeting the corridor for smart development, according to a report released today by the Mulholland Institute, a San Fernando Valley-based public policy center. “It’s the only place where we have available land left,” said Bruce Ackerman, president of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, a sponsor of the report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It’s begging to have revitalization. It’s begging to have attention paid to it.” Economists and officials from jurisdictions along the corridor are scheduled today to strategize on plans to help the area achieve its potential. First step While the economic impact of better, coordinated strategies for development along the corridor is unknown, officials said the area is already booming. From 2001 to 2005, payrolls in the corridor grew 26 percent and the average salary for workers along the corridor rose 20 percent – both nearly twice the increases seen statewide and in Los Angeles County. With a 9.2 percent office vacancy rate and 1.6percent industrial vacancy rate in Los Angeles County, there’s a crying need to develop land, said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. And for Los Angeles residents, that could mean good-paying jobs are on the way. “People will say it should be used for retail,” said Kyser. “No. You need to put it to use as it will create good, quality jobs.” Already, the freeway corridor has seen job growth expand about 5percent from 2001 to ’05 – while job growth rose just 1.8percent in California during the same period, according to the Mulholland Institute report. But that could be boosted even further by coordinated development of the corridor, which today has seen piecemeal planning as landowners have come and gone and some sites – such as gravel pits – have been abandoned and never redeveloped. The corridor needs an overarching vision to best develop it for businesses and neighbors, said Daniel Blake, director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge. “We want to channel it to a direction that’s good for the Valley and the people – as well as Los Angeles,” said Blake. “This is a first step to bringing it to the surface, getting it on people’s radars and taking an inventory of what’s out there.” The study notes that Santa Clarita, at the north end of the corridor study area, has a vision for industrial and commercial growth – and a well-developed entertainment cluster that could complement the regional entertainment cluster at the other end in Burbank and Glendale. Renaissance coming Meanwhile, it notes that the east San Fernando Valley – in between Santa Clarita and Burbank/Glendale – offers complementary opportunities for economic expansion of both entertainment and technology industries. And it adds that with a less than 2percent industrial vacancy rate, the East Valley will experience a renaissance as much of its current heavy industry becomes obsolete and its mining and landfill activities phase out over the next three years. The study also recommends expanding housing along the corridor, with a focus on increasing moderately affordable units and expanding investment in transit. It recommends boosting capacity on the I-5 and other regional highways by adding high-occupancy-vehicle lanes and high-occupancy toll lanes. And it calls for more rail and dedicated busways. It also calls for toll alternatives for trucks and commercial traffic on roads. The freeway corridor gets heavy truck traffic to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which annually handle more than $290billion in cargo. Half of that cargo heads out of state, leaving the region by train, according to the report. The corridor study emerged out of an earlier report from the Mulholland Institute. The institute studied the corridor for five years, with the help of experts, community leaders and more than 1,000 volunteers. Although over the years community leaders have commented on visions for the area, today will mark the first time they all have gathered together to collaborate, said Bob Scott, project director for the Mulholland Institute. “It hasn’t happened until now,” said Scott. “It sounds simple, but it has not been happening.” email@example.com, 818-713-3746 — INTERSTATE 5 STRATEGIES EMPLOYMENT: Promote key assets including diverse work force; research and development, scientific and medical institutions; good movement capabilities; Long Beach and Los Angeles ports. INDUSTRY: Identify and track key industry clusters. RECRUITMENT: Implement a targeted campaign to recruit businesses to complement existing industries along the I-5 corridor including entertainment, technology, aerospace and business services. TRANSPORTATION: Pursue rail-based strategies for freight. PARTNERSHIPS: Undertake collaborative special redevelopment initiatives and partnerships. DIALOGUE: Conduct meetings with community groups and chambers of commerce on identifying, retaining and expanding key companies. NORTH AND EAST VALLEY STRATEGIES LAND USE: Develop new sites and redevelop existing properties into modern industrial space for expansion of key employers. REDEVELOPMENT: Identify and assemble large redevelopment sites for a variety of new uses. INCENTIVES: Offer incentives such as business-license-tax waivers and special districts. LOCATION: Identify and evaluate town center development sites. SOURCES: Mulholland Institute, Valley Economic Alliance160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Naomh Colmcille Jigs and Reels Tickets are now on SALE.Tickets will be on Sale at the Club House in Páirc Colmcille on Tuesday & Thursday nights from 8pm up until the main event on the 4th August 2012 or you can pick up tickets in Orchid Beauty main St. Newtowncunningham (Tue – Wed: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Thu – Fri: 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Sat:10:00 am-3:00 pm; Tel:+35374 91 08845 to reserve tickets. Naomh Colmcille presents a unique opportunity to get rid of all your unwanted scrap metal and clothing and help your local GAA Club. All you have to do is bring the listed items below to Gerard (Diesel) Mc Daid’s farm yard on the following dates: Saturday 7th July 2012 between 9 am and 5pm Saturday 14th July2012 between 9 am and 5pmIf you need assistance with collection/transportation of any materials please contact any of our committee below and arrangements will be made to assist you:Kieran Friel – 086 6056655All clean clothing including Household Textiles, Clothes, Shoes, Handbags, Belts, Curtains, Bed Linen as well as soft and hard back booksAnything that may contain Copper, Brass, Iron, Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Lead etc in it.e.g. Electric Cables, Washing Machines, Dishwashers, Microwaves, Tumble Dryers, Swings, Lawnmowers, Strimmers, Rakes Etc, Gardening Equipment, Car Parts, Alloy wheels (No Tyres), Car batteries, Go Carts, Trampolines, Swing Frames, Goal Posts, Steel Oil Tanks, Coal Buckets, Boilers, Steel Garden Furniture, Gas Cookers, Sheep Wire, Fencing Wire, Barrels, Wheel Barrows, old Cars, Car Doors/Bonnets etc, Corrugated Iron, Old Farm Machinery, Trailers, Hay and Silage Bailers, Ploughs, Transport Boxes, Toppers, Agitators, Slurry Tank Gates, Cement Mixers, Horse Machinery, Water Pumps, Electric Motors, Engine Parts, Milk Cans/Buckets, Milking machines, Milk Coolers and Car/Tractor/Lorrys. LOCAL NEWS: NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: July 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM COMMUNITY NOTES
1 Nottingham Forests USA takeover could be completed this month Nottingham Forest’s potential £50million takeover by an American consortium is making good progress and could be completed this month, according to reports.It is hoped the dealto buy the Championship club – led by former owner of Major League Baseball franchise San Diego Padres John Jay Moores – could go through sometime during the forthcoming international break.The bid needs to be ratified by the English Football League and an Owners and Directors Test would have to be passed for Moores, and his long-time business partner Charles Noell.Completing the deal would finally end the American duo’s search for a British club, following unsuccessful attempts with Everton and Swansea.It is understood the deal would see current owner Fawaz Al Hasawi relinquish full control of the club and not retain a 20 per cent stake as he had previously suggested.Since Al Hasawi purchased Forest in July 2012 the club has lurched from one controversy to another under his stewardship, with the Kuwaiti businessman overseeing a succession of managers, late payments of bills to other clubs, agents and suppliers, as well as winding up orders.Supporters called for him to leave during Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Reading, which was a sixth loss in the last eight league matches and left Forest 20th in the table.Such form might leave current manager Philippe Montanier, appointed over the summer, vulnerable under the prospective new owners and the Frenchman will be desperate for only a second win in 11 Championship games when his side host QPR at the City Ground this weekend.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips SAUGUS – With wide-open eyes, Megan Thorpe stares at the opponents on the other side of the volleyball net. The Saugus High outside hitter looks for the spot where she will smack the ball for a kill. At 5-foot-8, the Centurions’ senior doesn’t seem intimidating. But what she lacks in size she makes up with the power behind her every shot and smacked ball. “Megan is not the biggest, not the strongest,” said Zach Ambrose, the Centurions’ second-year coach. “She’s pretty quick, but she’s got that ultra competitiveness that really helps her achieve just as well as any other taller volleyball player. “By far it is our biggest push,” Ambrose said about this weekend’s tournament. “It will prepare us for Valencia.” Thorpe and teammates have been working to improve their game and be in top shape for the Oct. 4 Foothill League showdown with the Vikings. “Winning league is definitely one of the biggest things for me,” Thorpe said. “Because Saugus was nothing, and now this team is a winner. Zach has brought us through every level. My goal is to win league.” Thorpe’s other goal is to be recruited by a four-year university. She has interest in the University of San Diego, where she would major in journalism or liberal studies. But for now, Thorpe will focus on her senior season with hopes of repeating the results of her sophomore season with Ambrose as the junior varsity coach. That season, Ambrose led the Centurions to a league title by beating Valencia. Most of the girls from that team are now on varsity and have the same objective as Thorpe: beat the Vikings, winners of four straight Foothill League championships. This might be the year for the Centurions behind Thorpe and Stephanie Shardlow. The 5-foot-10, senior setter is responsible for many of Thorpe’s kills. Shardlow has 307 assists this season and has her sights set on breaking her own record of 739. “Very intense,” Ambrose said to describe Shardlow. “She wasn’t intense when she first started. If it’s not Megan, it’s her making everyone step up.” Shardlow, who struggled with bad wrists and an ankle injury earlier in her high school career, and Thorpe create one of the area’s dangerous attacks. “There’s nothing stopping her when she’s gonna get a kill,” Shardlow said of Thorpe. “She has the eyes to look for the blockers and she puts it down every time we get it (the ball) to her. I can put the ball up there and she’ll hit it the hardest she can and there’s no doubt about it.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “A lot of girls have the ability, but there’s very few that have the passion.” That passion has translated into Thorpe placing the ball where she wants, prompting defenses to try to keep the ball away from her. But the Centurions have been able to utilize Thorpe and her passion and translate it into wins. Behind Thorpe’s 129 kills this season, Saugus has won 14 straight matches leading into tonight’s match against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks and Saturday’s Royal tournament, where Ambrose’s girls will take on some of the best teams in the region. The Centurions’ only loss came in the season opener against Buena.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. 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! WHITTIER The Whittier City Council voted 3-2 late Tuesday night to allow the city’s only medical marijuana dispensary, the Whittier Collective, to remain in operation until Oct. 31, 2008. City Attorney Dick Jones said that period would allow the business enough time to recoup its costs. The dispensary is located in an area not allowed for such businesses under an ordinance approved in January by the Whittier City Council. The Whittier Collective can’t be forced to move or close immediately because it was in existence before the city’s medical marijuana law was approved in January.