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first_imgStory and photos by Jay CookHOLMDEL – After deciding to put a turf field project up for a referendum vote last month, the governing body is looking to pull back a bond ordinance for its funding.Before a packed house at Tuesday night’s meeting, the Township Committee introduced an ordinance repealing the bond ordinance, otherwise known as the Cross Farm Park project. A public hearing is set for Feb 14.“This is not ending, it’s continuing,” said Mayor Gregory Buontempo. “I think we all learned from the process, we’re going to try and make adjustments so it benefits the community. We will continue to provide options.”The $3.3 million bond ordinance, which was passed in September 2016, calls for the creation of two collegiate-sized synthetic turf fields to be built at Cross Farm Park, between Longbridge Road and Newman Springs Road (CR 520) in the township.A number of people in favor of the fields asked the township committee to hold steady on their decision to put the installation of the fields up for public vote.The decision to introduce the plan to repeal the bond ordinance was 3-1, with Mayor Buontempo, committeemen Patrick Impreveduto and Mike Nikolis voting yes, and committeeman Eric Hinds, who spearheaded the project in his final months as Holmdel’s mayor, voting against the plan to repeal it. Committeeman Thomas Critelli was absent.“Nobody’s been more passionate about upgrading our infrastructure,” Hinds said about his vote. “It’s certainly been a big belief that I’ve tried to lead.”While Holmdel elected officials could move away from the Cross Farm Park project, Hinds hinted that a Plan B was being discussed between committee members and the Holmdel Board of Education over the past several months.Hinds called upon Board of Education president Joseph Hammer to speak to residents about that contingency plan, which would call for a turf field project at one of the township’s schools.Hammer said the board has project diagrams, descriptions and estimated costs of a potential project.“It’s a matter of putting together an agreement between the township to make something happen,” said Hammer. “I am totally dedicated to working with the board, as well as our superintendent, to make this happen rapidly and as quickly as possible.”Hammer also said that the Cross Farm Park project would have benefitted the schools, as district lacrosse teams were candidates to have practice and play at that site.Committeeman Patrick Impreveduto also called for Hammer and the other Board of Education members to have a presentation ready either prior to or before the Feb. 14 meeting, where a decision will be made on the fate of the Cross Farm Park proposal.On Feb. 14, the Holmdel Township Committee may repeal a $3.3 million bond ordinance calling for the installation of two synthetic turf fields at Cross Farm Park.The Plan B conversation was sparked by comments from resident Brian Gordon, who wore his Holmdel Hornet-blue baseball hat and shirt to the meeting.He attempted to dispel the idea that the issue is a battle between residents who represent different sides.“Somehow, this issue is being framed up as the jocks versus the academics, or the athletes versus the non-athletes,” he said. “This is a community issue.”Speaking in favor of turf fields was Joe Todisco, who lives on Candlelight Drive, about a mile and a half away from the township’s Cross Farm Park.Though he said his children don’t have an athletic connection to the park, he said that Holmdel’s facilities pale in comparison to others in Monmouth County.“In the shore area, I’m continually shocked at how poor Holmdel’s athletic infrastructure is compared to others,” said Todisco. “Towns that are not economically on par with Holmdel have vastly superior facilities.”Preserve Holmdel, a grassroots citizens group aimed at halting the proposal, has consistently opposed building artificial turf fields over the natural grass fields of Cross Farm Park. They fear runoff could contribute to contamination of drinking water in the nearby Swimming River Reservoir.Preserve Holmdel director Cathy Weber said she was relieved after hearing that school property could be used instead.“I’m pleased to see that we are looking at options for the schools, because that’s where our children spend a lot of their time, and it’s centrally located,” she said.Also opposed to the artificial fields at Cross Farm Park is Barbara Singer, who spoke on the record asking that the township refrain from rushing into decisions. As a Democrat, Singer ran for a seat on the Holmdel Township Committee during this past election with fellow resident Karen Strickland.Singer’s concerns stemmed from possible health hazards and she referred back a report from the Environmental Protection Agency about the effects of synthetic turf fields.“I really feel that the EPA study for health purposes is something that we should be looking into, whether the project is being done through the township or the Board of Ed,” she said.Township administrator Donna Vieiro asked that Hammer, the Board of Education president, provide all pertinent information about a turf field complex in the school district to the township committee.Vieiro also said that if done so in a timely manner, a possible bond ordinance for the new potential proposal could be formulated for or prior to the Feb. 14 meeting. A special meeting regarding that issue was announced as a possibility.“We are not stopping the pursuance of additional recreational facilities for our user groups and children in town,” Buontempo said.last_img read more

first_imgSpaniards Roberto Carballés and Pedro Martínez had been eradicated on Wednesday by the Norwegian Casper Ruud and Serbian Dusan Lajovic, respectively, in the Argentine Open, the ATP 250 performed in Buenos Aires.Ruud and Lajovic certified for the quarterfinals of the event.Additionally they obtained their ticket for the following occasion on Wednesday the Portuguese Pedro Sousa, who beat Slovakian Jozef Kovalik 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (5), and Brazilian Thiago Monteiro, which beat Croatian Borna Coric 6-4 and 7-6 (6).Sousa and Monteiro will face one another in quarters.Carballes fell to Rudd 6-1 and 6-0. The Norwegian will play towards Lajovic, who beat Martinez by a double 7-6 (6)The spherical of 16 will conclude on Thursday.Argentines Diego Schwartzman and Federico Delbonis will play one another, in addition to the locals Facundo Bagnis and Guido Pella.The one Spanish left in the event, Albert Ramos, will face Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, and the Serbian Laslo Djere would be the rival of Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero.The Argentine Open, which is performed on clay on the Buenos Aires Garden Tennis Membership, will finish this Sundaylast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Parting gift Nadal joined in the applause for Fognini.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sharapova’s semifinal opponent will be Simona Halep, who advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Caroline Garcia that ensures she will keep the No. 1 ranking for another week.Djokovic has now won 12 straight matches over Nishikori and the Japanese player didn’t help his cause when he landed an easy overhead into the net early in the third set. Still, it remained tight with long rallies until the end.“It was a fantastic match,” Djokovic said. “We went toe to toe until the last point.”Fans were decidedly behind Fognini, Italy’s top player, and Nadal was under pressure when Fognini won five straight games to cancel out a 4-1 deficit and win the opening set.“He played aggressive, a great level of tennis, creating a lot of winners and taking balls earlier,” Nadal said. “I felt the pressure a little bit and played a couple of bad games.”But Fognini couldn’t keep up with Nadal’s consistency and heavy topspin on the red clay court and eventually was physically worn down.“I tried to play more with my forehand and when I play aggressive with my forehand the backhand becomes better,” said Nadal, who sat out earlier this season with right knee and hip injuries. “It’s important to be able to change the tactics of the match.”Fognini had tape applied under his left knee while trailing 3-2 in the third set due to a physical problem that has bothered him for weeks.“The first set lasted more than an hour,” Fognini said. “It’s him that causes the problem.”While the result meant it was now 42 years since an Italian man last won the tournament — Adriano Panatta in 1976 — Fognini was still applauded as he walked off of the court. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments 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 award LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves the ball to Italy’s Fabio Fognini during a quarter final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Friday, May 18, 2018. Nadal won 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)ROME — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open semifinals — and three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova also reached the last four Friday.Nadal, who holds a record seven titles at the Foro Italico, overcame a poor first set and a partisan crowd to beat Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Then, four-time Rome winner Djokovic rallied past Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Nadal and Djokovic have played each other 50 times but their last meeting came more than a year ago, when Nadal won in the Madrid Open semifinals.“Tomorrow is going to be the ultimate challenge on clay,” Djokovic said. “Beating Rafa is a really difficult thing to do on this surface. But, I’ve done it before.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDjokovic leads Nadal 26-24 overall, but Nadal holds a 15-7 advantage on clay.Nadal can replace Roger Federer at No. 1 if he lifts the Rome trophy for the first time since 2013. Federer is sitting out the clay season to prepare for Wimbledon, where he will bid for a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Djokovic, who is returning from a persistent right elbow injury, hadn’t reached a semifinal since before Wimbledon last year.“This is what I was looking forward to,” Djokovic said. “This is what I was hoping to achieve.”In the other half of the draw, defending champion Alexander Zverev extended his winning streak to 12 matches with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over ninth-seeded David Goffin. He’ll meet Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic, who beat 10th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-3.Sharapova required more than three hours to eliminate last year’s French Open winner, Jelena Ostapenko, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-5; and defending champion Elina Svitolina defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 for her sixth straight victory over the former No. 1 player.Svitolina will next face 26th-ranked Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who beat Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgA New Amsterdam money-changer was on Saturday robbed of an undisclosed sum of cash, and had his motor car confiscated by two bandits dressed in school uniform.One of the men was dressed as a secondary school male student while the other was as a female. They both were armed with hand guns, and acted as a couple.The car that was recovered at Overwinning, Greater New Amsterdam, on SundayThe victim — Robin Busgith, 49, of Lot 173 Bermine Scheme, New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) — was held at gunpoint moments after he exited his motor car.The businessman, who plies his trade at the New Amsterdam Market, recalled arriving at home at about 16:45h on Saturday.“I saw these two people coming from around the corner, but I did not pay attention to then; it just look to me like a boyfriend and girlfriend…,” he explained.He said that just before exiting his car, his wife told him to take his licence out of the bag and leave it in the car.“She say that sometimes I will want to go back out, so let me just leave the licence in the car and don’t take it upstairs. So I put my head down in the bag looking for the licence, and then I opened the door and go to the gate to open it. I just notice that these two people drop the umbrella and run straight to me,” he related, while noting that both individuals were wearing masks and wigs.Busgith added that one of the bandits held him at gunpoint while the other held onto the bag he was carrying at the time.“One of them say, ‘Shoot!’ and I tried to retaliate, and then I decided to loose the bag. I can’t exactly say how much was in it at this time… When the Police came, they just kept asking me how much (was in the bag)? How much? How much? And I just gave them a figure, but I couldn’t say at the time how much was in the bag. And then one of them (the bandits, had) lash me in my head with the gun,” the confused man disclosed.According to the businessman, after he released the bag containing the money, the bandits ran towards his Toyota 192 Carina motor car, PGG 8582.The female looking bandit took the wheel and sped off the scene, leaving the businessman shocked and helpless.The car was however discovered on Sunday along a GuySuCo canefield dam at Overwinning, Greater New Amsterdam. Residents of the community reported that the car was seen there on Saturday afternoon shortly after 17:00h.“We did not touch the car, and the Police came and took some photographs and then told us that the car has to be lodged at the Station. We had to send for a mechanic to start the car, because Robin did not have the keys. When we reach the Police Station, then the same Policeman said not to touch the car because he has to dust it for fingerprints; and at the scene he (had) told us to drive the car to the station”, a member of the search party explained.The Police have launched an investigation into the incident. Up to late Sunday evening, no arrests were made.Back in 2006, Busgith was attacked and relieved of cash after two armed bandits invaded his property. Police were able to arrest both men who had carried out the robbery back then.last_img read more

first_imgThe hope is get help to cover the cost of such things as securing planes and fuel and providing on-site first responders at the North Peace Regional Airport.  The show in 2015 will be a one day afternoon show with the organization planning to have a much larger show in 2017 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway.The show will include a performance by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and other military aircraft and civilian planes.  More specific details about performers will be released in the coming months.Hamre has been told by city council that by 2017, it is hoped the facility will have its own Fire Department…which will, “Make it a lot easier on all of us.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Super-sub Eden Hazard came off the bench to score a stunning solo winner for Chelsea at LiverpoolLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Sep 26 – Eden Hazard came off the bench to fire Chelsea into the last 16 of the League Cup with a 2-1 victory at Anfield and inflict Liverpool’s first defeat of the season in all competitions.Daniel Sturridge looked set to haunt his former employers by opening the scoring for Liverpool shortly after he had missed an open goal early in the second-half. Both sides made nine changes with one eye on the top of the table Premier League clash between the same two sides on Saturday.But Maurizio Sarri’s gamble on throwing on Hazard 10 minutes into the second half paid off as Emerson Palmieri levelled from his free-kick 11 minutes from time before the Belgian’s wonderful solo effort won the tie.It was another frustrating night for Alvaro Morata, though, as the Chelsea striker failed to make the impact Sturridge did at the other end.Morata’s best chance came inside 20 minutes when the Spaniard latched onto Cesc Fabregas’s pass over the top.Simon Mignolet did well to divert Morata’s initial chipped effort before he dragged the rebound across goal and beyond the far post.-Fabinho debut Liverpool took longer to adjust to the wholesale changes with £47 million signing Fabinho making his full debut in midfield, while Dejan Lovren made his first appearance of the season in central defence after playing a full part as Croatia reached the World Cup final.However, they dominated the early stages of the second period and should have been in front when Sturridge rounded Willy Caballero, but somehow skewed wide with the goal at his mercy.Sarri introduced Hazard with 35 minutes remaining, but moments later his side were behind as Sturridge made amends in spectacular fashion with an overhead kick after Caballero parried Naby Keita’s drive.Hazard took his time to make an impact, but also had a hand in the equaliser as his free-kick was headed goalwards by Ross Barkley and, after Mignolet made a smart save, Emerson poked home the rebound.Sturridge came close to putting Liverpool back in front as he hit the bar.-Hazard classBut instead it was Hazard who showed his class to strike the winner as he danced past five Liverpool challenges before crashing a rising shot into the far corner for his sixth goal of the season.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp immediately introduced Mohamed Salah for the final few minutes in the hunt for an equaliser.But it was to no avail as another chance to land his first trophy as Liverpool manager slipped by for Klopp.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Out: Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – £8.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Nobody knows how Jurgen Klopp intends to handle Daniel Sturridge’s return from injury. In midweek, Christian Benteke was an unused sub as the England man came back into the Reds’ side and scored twice. Those who have the big Belgian in their teams might want to prepare themselves should the same thing happen again on Sunday. In: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – £10.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If you are looking to get rid of Benteke, perhaps you should look to buy his direct replacement. Everybody knows what Sturridge can do; it’s just a question of how long he can do it for until he next gets injured! Arsene Wenger left several Fantasy Premier League managers in a perilous position this week, as his decision not to rest Alexis Sanchez resulted in the £11.1m midfielder worsening his hamstring injury.The Gunners boss still refuses to be drawn on exactly how many matches Sanchez will miss, but the Chilean will without doubt sit out this week’s fixture as his national team’s manager Jorge Sampaoli confirmed the player returned to his home country for treatment this week.So, if you did have Arsenal’s midfield marksman in your side, you will now have £11.1m worth of free cash that needs spending. Well, look no further than here.Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… 10 10 In: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – For just £0.1m more, Spurs’ Belgian centre-back Toby Alderweireld seems a fantastic replacement for Fonte. With 18 points in his last two matches and Tottenham’s next three fixtures being against West Brom, Newcastle and Southampton it seems inevitable that Alderweireld will continue to pick up points. Out: Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Marcos Rojo unfortunately dislocated his shoulder in training this week and looks set for an extended period on the sidelines. 10 10 10 10 Out: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – £11.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, it is probably not wise to keep more than 10 per cent of your budget wrapped up in an injured player who will likely not play again for a few weeks! In: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – £9.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The obvious replacement for Sanchez is his Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil. The German has not gone a game without recording either a goal or an assist since mid-September and this week faces Sunderland at home. In: Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) – £5.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – One risky replacement for Rojo could be Kurt Zouma. On current form, Alderweireld seems the safer option, but Chelsea’s comfortable defensive display at Spurs last week appeared to show that some of their problems at the back may well have been solved. Out: Jose Fonte (Southampton) – £5.4m – Click the right arrow for more fantasy Premier League tips – Fonte missed the Saints’ midweek thrashing by Liverpool in the League Cup with a hamstring injury. Whether he’ll play this weekend is yet to be seen, however, with with just one clean sheet in his last nine matches, he’s a very expensive defender regardless! 10 10 In: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – £8.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Coutinho missed Liverpool’s victories against Swansea and Southampton over the last seven days with a recurrence of a hamstring problem. He looks set to return this weekend, although bringing him in could backfire if he doesn’t. Out: Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – £8.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Santi Cazorla was also ruled out for Arsenal this week. The Spaniard looks to be facing up to three months out of action and so definitely needs replacing if he’s in your team. 10 10last_img read more

first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA Club News:Lotto results: No winner of this weeks jackpot of €2,600 which will rollover to next weeks jackpot of €2,650.This weeks weekly €75 jackpot was: Margaret Killea, Micky Doherty and Charlie& Ann Callaghan who all received €25 euro each.Minor training currently taking place and all other under age teams to start back in the coming weeks.Full list of competitive fixtures and training schedules to be posted in due course on Facebook and Twitter pages.Contact Facebook page for any enquiries “Naomh Colmcille CLG”GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE MINORS BACK IN TRAINING FOR FORTHCOMING SEASON was last modified: February 1st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAMinor TrainingNaomh ColmcilleSportlast_img read more

first_imgRiyad Mahrez is having a medical at Manchester City ahead of a £60 million move from Leicester City.The Algerian, who helped the Foxes to an unlikely Premier League triumph in 2016, seemed destined for a move away from the King Power Stadium in January. Riyad Mahrez is set to swap Leicester City for Manchester City A deal has been mooted for some time however, it now seems as though it could be announced as soon as Tuesday afternoon. Riyad Mahrez will officially complete his move to Manchester city. He is currently undergoing his medical and will be announced later tonight or tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/WSwCVcHqD6— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) July 10, 2018The mercurial forward was pictured leaving the Wilmslow clinic n Manchester, after being left out of Leicester’s pre-season squad to France.According to the Manchester Evening News, the club are keen to announce the deal before England play Croatia in their World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.Pep Guardiola wanted to sign the 27-year-old in January, but Leicester refused to sell their star man so late in the transfer window. 1last_img read more

first_imgLYNCHThe death has taken place at his residence of Patrick Lynch, Ballyderowen, Burnfoot and formerly of Killea. Funeral leaving his residence tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10.15 going to St Mura’s Church, Fahan for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to The Motor Neuron Association c/o any family member.McCORMICK The sudden death has taken place in Spain of Jim McCormick, Magees Pharmacy, Letterkenny. Remains to arrive at Main St Letterkenny at 1.30pm approx tomorrow (Thursday), en-route to family home at Rinboy, Fanad to arrive at 3pm approx. Funeral mass in St Mary’s Church, Fanavolty, Fanad at 11am on Saturday followed by interment in Milford cemetery. House private between 11pm and 10am.BLAIRThe death has taken place at his residence of Charlie Blair, Umerfad, Cresselough. Removal from Letterkenny General Hospital today (Wed) at 4pm going to the home of Patsy & Frances McLaughlin, Calhame, Mountain Top, Letterkenny. Funeral service in St Johns Church, Ballymore on Friday at 2pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.FREEMAN The death has taken place of Sheila Freeman nee Lafferty in Tullans, Coleraine and formerly of Knocknafaugher, Dunfanaghy. Remains reposing at her late residence. House private, family members only. Funeral service will take place on Thursday at her residence at 12 o clock with burial afterwards in Coleraine cemetery.McGROARYThe death has taken place of Margaret McGroary, 2 Millfield Heights, Buncrana. Funeral from there on Thursday at 10am going to St Marys Church, Cockhill for 11 o clock requiem mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.BRENNANThe death has taken place at his home of Andrew Brennan, Antiduff Road, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan and formerly of Mennaghdinnagh, Glenties, Co Donegal. Remains will leave the home this evening (Wed) at 615pm going to St Marys Church, Ballyhaise arriving at 7pm. Requiem mass tomorrow at 11am followed by burial in St Patricks Cemetery, Castletara. WARDThe death has taken place in St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar of Paddy Ward, Tievedeevin, Fintown. His remains are reposing at His home. Funeral mass tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11 o clock in St Colmcille’s Chapel, Fintown with burial afterwards in local cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 was last modified: September 21st, 2011 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)last_img read more