CBA 13-2 as playoffs begin

first_imgBY WARREN RAPPLEYEAStaff Writer BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer The Christian Brothers Academy junior American Legion team is heading into this week’s Monmouth County Junior American Legion playoffs with a fine 13-2 mark. Coach Joe LaRocca’s team has relied on solid pitching from lefties Jerry DiMaso and Sean Piha and right-hander Mark Lamb, combined with an excellent defense to keep opponents at bay. “This team is very strong up the middle,” LaRocca said. “And it’s not just making the routine plays. Our guys get to a lot of balls and turn them into outs.” Strong-armed catcher Vinnie Cavaliere anchors the defense. Aaron Congo and Paul Passariello split duty at second base, while Tom Celiano and Eddie Daniele share the job at shortstop. Center fielder Mark Sanserve is an outstanding fly chaser. The team’s top hitters include Sanserve, Lamb, first baseman/pitcher Kyle Slate, third baseman Mike Galeotafiore, and outfielder Scott Micalles. CBA’s lineup also includes plenty of depth. Gil Hernandez, David Ferrugio and John Conell all play the outfield; Chris Griffin plays first base and backs up Cavaliere behind the plate; and Alex Grant gives LaRocca another arm on the hill. “Our pitching has really kept us in games and given us an opportunity to win,” LaRocca said. “The guys just seem to find ways to win. Whether it’s getting the timely hit or making the good defensive play, they get it done.”last_img read more

Mater Dei ready for another run in state girls soccer tournament

first_imgTwo years removed from winning a state sectional championship and falling just short of repeating a year ago, the Mater Dei High School girls soccer team embarks on another run toward the NJSIAA Non-Public B South title. The Seraphs (11-4-2), who are seeded second and received a first-round bye, face No. 7 Cardinal McCarrick High School (9-6) in the quarterfinals on Nov. 7.Mater Dei, co-champions of the Shore Conference B Central Division with a 6-1-1 division record, enters the tournament on a high note after picking up its 10th shutout of the season in a 4-0 victory over Monsignor Donovan High School on Nov. 1. The Seraphs spent time earlier in the week practicing and allowing players with some bumps and bruises to rest up, according to head coach James Gelpke.The Seraphs won the Non-Public B South title in 2011 as the 11th seed before losing in the overall Non-Public B championship game against Oak Knolls High School, 5-0.As the No. 4 seed last season, the Seraphs were poised to repeat when they blew through their first three opponents en route to a finals matchup against division foe and No. 4 seed St. Rose High School. The Purple Rose ended up shutting out Mater Dei, 3-0, but Gelpke’s team takes that experience into this year’s tournament with hopes of a better outcome.“We’ve been there before and know what it takes,” the coach said.With St. Rose (12-3-2 overall, 6-1-1 B Central) on the other side of the bracket as the top seed, a finals rematch could be in the cards, should both teams advance through their games in the quarterfinals and semifinals. Gelpke will have his team prepared for each game along the way, though.“We don’t take anyone for granted,” he said. “We’ll be prepared, do some research online, have someone at the games and do some adjustments.”The Seraphs are well-prepared on both sides of the ball, outscoring opponents 35- 12 so far this season. Juniors Julia Mc- Carthy (11 goals, 11 assists) and Lindsey Florio (13 goals, seven assists) have been strong leaders for the team offensively.“Not too many teams have the luxury of saying they have two 30-goal scorers, and they’re still juniors,” Gelpke said. “I’m really comfortable now and in the future. They are two girls that, when they play together, are unbeatable.“I tell them they are real good when they are apart, but they are unstoppable when they play together,” the coach continued.Senior captain Maria Carroll (three goals, six assists) and junior Brooke Trotta (four goals, five assists), who Gelpke considers “one of the hardest working individuals on the team,” have also contributed on offense. For all the good work the Seraphs have done scoring this year, it is the team’s defense that Gelpke truly appreciates. “I think one of the benefits we have is that we play good team defense,” the coach said. “Defensively, one of the things we started three or four years ago was to play good team defense. A lot of the goals against [us] were breakdowns in defense.” Many of Mater Dei’s goals this year have also generated from good defense, according to the coach. “Offensively, we’ve been very creative,” he said. “A lot of goals we score originate from the back.” Junior goalkeeper Katie Viscardi has been instrumental in that department. She has 127 saves and nine shutouts this season, and she has “single-handedly won some games for us this year,” Gelpke said.The play of sophomore sweeper Theresa Osborne (one goal, one assist), who is considered one of the best overall players on the club by her coach and teammates. Junior right back Kristen Mc- Gaughey have also been important to the team’s defensive game.While the Seraphs would have liked to win B Central outright instead of sharing the title with St. Rose, winning the division accomplished one of the Seraphs’ three goals for this season. The second was to win the Shore Conference Tournament, which they entered as the No. 17 seed and lost to No. 16 seed Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, 1-0, on an overtime goal in the first round on Oct. 23.“I was very disappointed with our seeding, but we played hard against Rumson, which is deeper,” Gelpke said.Even in the loss, the coach said he embraces facing top competition and even getting in a game on a turf field, as they did against Rumson-Fair Haven.As for the team’s third goal of getting a ring for winning the state tournament, that is still within their reach. It all begins against Cardinal McCarrick.“We’re going to do our best and fight hard,” Gelpke said. By NEIL BORENSTEIN Staff Writer MATER DEI last_img read more

Hillsborough families brand Duckenfield verdict a ‘disgrace’

first_imgBereaved families have branded the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield a “disgrace” after he was cleared of the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans who died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.There were gasps as the seven women and three men on the jury at Preston Crown Court returned its verdict on Thursday, following a trial which lasted more than six weeks.Margaret Aspinall, whose 18-year-old son James died in the disaster, has written to the judge Sir Peter Openshaw to say she was “deeply concerned about what I perceive to be a lack of impartiality in your dealings with the defendant in front of the jury”.Mrs Aspinall, chairwoman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, wrote the letter following a direction from the judge that the jury should draw no adverse inference from Duckenfield’s “resilient, passive and expressionless” presentation in court as he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.She said after the verdict: “The families know who is guilty.“Our city knows who is guilty. He can walk around now and get on with his life with a not guilty verdict.“To me that is a disgrace,” she told reporters at the Cunard Building in Liverpool.Christine Burke, the daughter of Henry Burke who was killed in the tragedy, stood in the public gallery after the verdict was announced and tearfully said to Sir Peter: “With all due respect, my lord, 96 people were found unlawfully killed to a criminal standard.“I would like to know who is responsible for my father’s death because someone is.”While Mary Corrigan, mother of 17-year-old victim Keith McGrath, shouted: “Stitched up again”, while other family members were in tears.Inquests in 2016 found the 96 men, women and children who were fatally injured on April 15 1989 were unlawfully killed on the basis that Duckenfield, 75, breached his duty of care and was found grossly negligent.Under the law at the time, Mr Duckenfield was not charged over the death of the 96th victim Tony Bland, because he died more than a year and a day after the disaster.Ian Lewis, partner at JMW Solicitors LLP who represented Duckenfield, said: “David is of course relieved that the jury has found him not guilty, however his thoughts and sympathies remain with the families of those who lost their loved ones.”Steve Kelly, whose brother Michael, 38, died in the tragedy, told the press conference: “A higher judge will have the last say on this. God bless the 96.”The retired chief superintendent stood trial earlier this year, but the jury was discharged after failing to reach a verdict and a retrial was ordered.The court heard he ordered the opening of exit gates at the Leppings Lane end of the ground at 2.52pm, eight minutes before kick-off, after the area outside the turnstiles became dangerously overcrowded.More than 2,000 fans entered through exit gate C once it was opened and many headed for the tunnel ahead of them, which led to the central pens where the crush happened.Operation Resolve was established to investigate the incident and concludes at the end of the year.Duckenfield did not give evidence in the trial because, the court heard, he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.last_img read more

Gregg Popovich sees Australia as Fiba World Cup basketball threat

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? ONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake Cristiano Ronaldo says 2018 ‘probably worst year’ of his life WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her United States’ Kemba Walker, left, talks to coach Gregg Popovich during the first half of the team’s exhibition basketball game against Spain on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)MELBOURNE, Australia— Team USA coach Gregg Popovich sees Australia as a title threat at the upcoming Fiba World Cup in China.He’ll soon find out how much of a threat when the teams meet Thursday in the first of two exhibition games in Melbourne. A record Australian basketball crowd of 50,000 is forecast for the match at Marvel Stadium. The second game is set for Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT “Huge, huge threat,” Popovich said of the Boomers. “They are one of the teams that can win the whole thing, without a doubt. I’m not saying that because I’m here. It’s just a fact.”“They’ve been close for several years, and they are hungry. They are talented. They have the toughness and physicality to go with it. I think they are one of the top contenders without a doubt.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAustralia, led by Patty Mills, who is coached by Popovich at San Antonio, lost the bronze medal final at the 2016 Olympics to Spain.The U.S. team is thin on superstars, with only Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez combining for five NBA All-Star appearances in comparison to their last Olympics squad which had 33. Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’center_img MOST READ But Walker, who last month joined Boston after eight seasons in Charlotte, said criticism of the U.S. team was spurring them on ahead of its title defense in China.“We don’t care — we want to be here and are putting in the time to be here and we definitely take that as motivation,” Walker said Wednesday. “We have a bunch of guys who don’t mind being the underdogs. We are hungry and we are going to go out there to try and win a gold medal.”Walker said he, Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell and Celtics guard Marcus Smart would share the captaincy duties as part of a leadership group.“I take pride in being a leader and guys looking to me and I’m here to set the tempo and bring my experience and energy,” he said.Australia, meanwhile, hopes to end 55 years of losses against the U.S. The Americans have won all 25 games against Australia since 1964.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

New trial for driver convicted in fatal accident near Dawson Creek

first_imgThe crash took place on Braden Road near the Alaska Highway. Wade Hubley, 55 year-old Taylor resident and sole occupant of the oncoming vehicle, was killed.The Vancouver Sun reports  that at his 2010 trial, Bader testified he believed he was on a flat stretch of road and that the road ahead was clear when he pulled out to pass.After the accident, he drove the road three times with his wife, who used a video camera to record the scene on a DVD, which was tendered as a defence exhibit. The video, which was played at trial, included an audio-track, which included the transmission noise of the vehicle.- Advertisement -The Provincial court judge who convicted him, referred to the transmission noise on the audio track of the video, in finding that Bader must have known he was on an incline. On appeal, Bader argued that the audio track was not subject to cross-examination, so the trial was unfair.Three judges of the B.C. Court of Appeal found the trial judge improperly used the audio track, and failed to consider Bader’s evidence explaining why he believed it was safe to pass. Bader’s conviction was set aside and a new trial was ordered by the appeal panel.Advertisementlast_img read more

We’re one step closer to the title, admits Chelsea boss Mourinho

first_img Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes beating rivals QPR represents a huge boost in their bid to win the Premier League title.The 1-0 win, which came courtesy of a late Cesc Fabregas strike, puts the Blues seven points clear of closest rivals Arsenal.And with seven games to go, one more than the Gunners, Mourinho believes it was a hugely important triumph over their fierce rivals.“It was vital. We know that we are playing for the most important trophy of the season,” the midfielder told Sky Sports.“We’re there in first place and we want to continue that.“Our situation was very positive. One point would be one less point we need, but the reality is that three points is always three points and one less match we need to win so is a very important step in a very important match.”last_img read more


first_imgHOUSEHOLDS and businesses are facing another night of disruption to water supplies with more areas hit by cuts. As Donegal County Council works through the night to conserve stocks and repair burst water mains, the council has announced that the following areas will face restrictions. This is causing dreadful hardship for many people but the council says it has no choice if it is to return water supplies to normal. Tonight the council has issued the statement below: THE FOLLOWING AREAS HAVE BEEN HIT AND INCLUDES A NOTICE FROM THE COUNCIL: Water Conservation AppealSEVERE WEATHER PERIOD – WATER SUPPLY UPDATE Planned Restrictions to public water supplies (Tuesday 28th December 2010)Demand for water has increased throughout the County seriously affecting reserves. As a result water supply will be restricted in the following areas tonight, note some from as early as tea-time: GLENTIES ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00am The Rosses Gweedore Leittermacaward Area Ardara Area Gortahork Falcarragh Creeslough Dunfanaghey DONEGAL ELECTORAL AREA Water supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00amBallyshannon Bundoran Ballintra Rossnowlagh Donegal Town Frosses Mountcharles STRANORLAR ELECTORAL AREA Water supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00amConvoy Castlefin Raphoe Lifford Ballinacor Tievebrack GleneelyBallybofey and Stranorlar – supply will also be turned off to the Twin Towns from midnight until 8.00am each night INISHOWEN ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 8:00pm until 8:00amQuigley’s Point to north of Muff village Greencastle Carndonagh Malin Head Three Glens Momeen Group Scheme Manorcunningham LismoghryLETTERKENNY ELECTORAL AREA Water supplies will be restricted in the following areasSouth Letterkenny Area from 10:00pm until 8:00am including Rahan, Ballyboe, Scibley, Lismonaghan, Correnagh,Rockhill, Newmills and ConwallBallyraine Area from midnight until 8:00am  including Sylvan Park, Ashlawn, Ballyraine Park, Orchard Grove, Thorndale, Magherannan Heights and Elmwood Downs Altangaddy Group Scheme Ramelton from 10:00pm until 8:00am including Moorfield, Breaghy and Carnisk Areas* Milford Water supply was interrupted (today, 28th December) arising from a local production problem which is nowcleared and supply should recover there shortlyWater Conservation Appealtaps left runningburst mains which have not yet been locatedleakage in private propertiesThe Water Service in Donegal wish to appeal to the public to help us eliminate such wastage. This will help save water stored in reservoirs and avoid further shortages throughout the county . With the experience from the widespread disruption last winter we are highlighting the following areas in particular where the public can help eliminate wastage of the public water supply: Running taps – please avoid leaving taps running. This is counter productive and will run down available water in storage Burst mains / leakage – any suspected leaks on watermains or wastage should be reported to the County Council at your local public services centre.  Vacant properties – please continue to check vacant properties where internal plumbing may be damaged by freezing conditions. Ideally the water supply to vacant buildings should be turned off and systems drained of all water, e.g. where members of the public who are going on holiday during the coming months, we would recommend that they turn off the water supply to their premises and drain all water out of the system before leaving the property. Farming Community – we ask that you check all field connections and turn off leaking drinking troughs. This has proven to be a serious problem in rural areas in recent years. We also ask for your assistance in checking for burst pipes in farm buildings and burst hoses laying over ground. Essentially anywhere on the farm that water may be lost Caravan Parks – another area that is often remote where plumbing may be exposed and water losses can be slow to appear, we appeal to all caravan park owners to turn off the water supply to eliminate wastage. Once again the co-operation of every community is required if we are to avert widespread shortages in water supplies  Donegal County Council continue to record an increase in demand on a number of water supplies in the county during the current cold weather conditions. We suspect the increased demand for water arises from TUESDAY UPDATE: LATEST LIST OF WATER SUPPLY CUTS FOR DONEGAL was last modified: December 28th, 2010 by gregShare 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

Job Vacancy: Donegal dairy company recruiting Maintenance Fitter

first_img Machine Availability: Ensure that plant machinery and the equipment are maintained and available for operations.Efficient Maintenance: Ensure that maintenance of plant machinery, facilities and equipment are carried efficiently.Machine Utilization: Ensure plant machinery, facilities and equipment optimal utilization is achieved.Maintenance Reliability: Ensure that maintenance reliability on machinery, facilities and equipment maintenance is practiced and achieved ensuring minimal unscheduled breakdown / downtime factorPreventive Maintenance: Ensure that planned preventative / shutdown maintenance is timely attended to, ensuring effective use of resources and best engineering practices applied.Use of Resources: Ensure proper and safe use / handling of tools, diagnostic equipment, components & machine parts while performing tasks adhering to standard engineering & OEM practicesOH&S Practice: Ensure adhering to occupational Health & Safety Best Practice and utilizing suitable and sufficient control to eliminate if not minimise incidents.To follow all company procedure relating to work instructions and appropriate PPE. To ensure supervisors and managers are made aware of any problems or errors and that appropriate action is taken immediately. To ensure that work activities are carried out in a safe manner protecting both your own and your colleague’s health and safety. To work in a flexible and organised manner.Employment type: Full timeThe Requirements: Essential: Hands on experience as Mechanical fitter/technicians in any tradeMechanical Know-HowTeam playerHave an eye for detail to ensure accuracy and precision Positive attitude possessing high levels of commitment and motivation Ability to work varying shift patterns and work to tight deadlines. A strong communicator able to work well in a team. The ability to work on fast moving production lines. Forward thinking possessing a can do attitude. Desirable: 3rd level degree in Engg or time served apprenticeship in Mechanical/Electrical but not essential.Experience of working as a fitterKnowledge of food production and associated procedures. To apply: If you believe you fulfil the above criteria, please send your CV to Or alternatively, send a CV by post toJohn DohertyGreen Pastures DonegalConvoyCo DonegalJob Vacancy: Donegal dairy company recruiting Maintenance Fitter was last modified: December 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:convoy jobsMaintenance FitterNatural Dairies Job Vacancy: The Donegal-based Natural Dairies company are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Fitter.We are currently recruiting for hardworking and reliable Maintenance Fitter for an established and expanding family-run dairy in Convoy, Co. DonegalCandidates must be flexible with regard to shift/start times, and able to work on a rota system due to the increase in production. The environment is physically demanding and fast paced; you will need to be able to work across a variety of machineries within the dairy factory. CORE PURPOSE OF THE JOB:To carry out effective and efficient maintenance of company asset by adhering to standard operating procedures, engineering standards, safety and quality practices thus ensuring optimal plant utilization.The main responsibilities and functions of this role include: last_img read more

Bilic: Big clubs wants to nick Payet, but he’s STAYING at West Ham

first_img1 West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has conceded big clubs are interested in Dimitri Payet, but is certain the Hammers’ talismanic midfielder WILL remain at the club. Payet has impressed on international duty for France at Euro 2016, picking up from where he left off for West Ham last season. A stand-out star whose free-kicks and creative play made him one of the Premier League’s most exciting players and has led to interest from Europe’s elite clubs. But Bilic is convinced Payet will be lining up in the famous Claret and Blue as the east Londoners begin a new era at the Olympic Stadium. Bilic told the Daily Mail: “I understand that with his success, all the speculation about his future will follow. “I have even seen one report suggesting I don’t want him to do well in case it leads to him leaving West Ham. That is not right. I want him to play great. I want him to score a hat-trick and another hat-trick in the final.“I know then that the giant clubs will come but I would love him to stay at West Ham. We have texted each other over the last three weeks and he is happy at the club. He is our player.” Bilic is convinced Payet will be a West Ham player at the start of next season last_img read more

Revealed! Top 20 football clubs in Europe based on how full their stadiums are

first_img 3. Arsenal FC (Emirates Stadium) – 99.45% 19. AFC Bournemouth (Vitality Stadium) – 95.64% 13. FC Koln (RheinEnergieStadion) – 98.30% 5. Manchester United (Old Trafford) – 99.41% 20 20 20 7. Everton (Goodison Park) – 99.21% 20 14. Schalke 04 (Veltins-Arena) – 98.09% =1. Bayern Munich (Allianz Arena) – 100% 20 20. Watford’s Vicarage Road has been 95.16% full so far this season: Click the right arrow, above, to see which teams make the top 20 for stadium occupancy this season… 20 12. Darmstadt FC (Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion Am Bollenfalltor) – 98.61% 20 20 Joint 9. Chelsea (Stamford Bridge) – 98.83% 20 =1. Borussia Dortmund (Signal Iduna Park) – 100% 11. Manchester City (Etihad Stadium) – 98.62% 20 10. Leicester City (King Power Stadium) – 98.80% 20 Joint 9. Stoke City (Bet365 Stadium) – 98.83% 17. Juventus (Juventus Stadium) – 97.45% 20 20 20 20 So it is official, the Bundesliga and Premier League are the best supported leagues in European football this season.Of the 18 teams in Germany’s top division, 16 fill over 90% of their stadium on average each week. While in the Premier League, 14 of 20 teams have over 90%.On average, 94.02% of Premier League stadia is full each week – in the Bundesliga it is 93.06%, LaLiga is 73.71%, Ligue 1 is 66.05% and Serie A is 53.49%.Of the top 20 across Europe’s top five leagues, Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid do not come close. The Catalans have an average 81.97% stadium occupancy this season, while Los Blancos’ is 82.50%.So, which teams have made the top 10 in Europe percentage-wise, according to sports and finance management company Starting with West Ham United, click the right arrow, above, to see the list in full*…*Stats correct up to December 8, 2016. 20 15. Liverpool (Anfield) – 97.58% 20 4. Swansea City (Liberty Stadium) – 99.44% 6. Tottenham Hotspur (White Hart Lane) – 98.40% 16. Borussia Monchengladbach (Borussia-Park) – 97.55% 20 20 20 18. Freiburg (Schwarzwald-Stadion) – 95.66% last_img read more