Another impressive victory for Christian Brothers harriers

first_img BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Colts romp at Shore Coaches Christian Brothers Academy The Shore Coaches Invitational has always served as a benchmark for the cross country season.It brings the top teams and runners from around the state to Holmdel Park for the first time and allows them to get a read on one another and see how they stack up against the rest of the state.The meet has added a boys and girls championship race, pitting the very best against each other. The boys’ race was yet another opportunity for Christian Brothers Academy, the topranked team in the country, to demonstrate why they could be a very, very special team in 2011.The Colts pitched a shutout against a field that included West Windsor- Plainsboro South, ranked second in the state behind CBA and 14th nationally, and Pennsylvania challenger West Chester Henderson. Behind CBA’s 15 points, WWPS scored 80 and West Chester 82.Tom Gorman led the Colt onslaught, breaking 16:00 at Holmdel Park for the first time (15:54).Behind him was a sea of blue with George Kelly (16:03), Mike McClemens (16:03), Jack Boyle (16:17) and Conrad Lippert (16:25). Only 31 seconds separated the five Colts, and the team average of 16:08.40 is the meet record and second fastest ever (behind only the 16:05.23 by the Colts at the 2010 Meet of Champions). CBA won the championship race last year averaging 16:26.20 per runner.The Colts finished second through sixth, but one to five in team scoring, as St. Benedict Prep’s Edward Cheserek ran as an individual and broke the course record with his stunning 14:53 (the old mark was 14:56 by West Windsor-Plainsboro North’s Joe Rose in 2009).As if the shutout weren’t enough to signal CBA’s dominance, their sixth runner, Billy Bragg, was 11th overall (16:37) and their seventh man was Aaron Liberatore in 14th (16:39). That’s seven runners on the same team under 16:40! Remarkable.The Colts will be tested on Sunday when they run on the historic 2.5-mile Van Cortlandt Park course in the Bronx, N.Y., in the Manhattan Invitational. They are expected to be competing against Palos Verdes from California, ranked eighth in the nation, and Shaker from Latham, N.Y., ranked 13th in the country.Holmdel’s Travis Fodor ran individually in the championship race and finished ninth in a Holmdel Park personal-best 16:35.Voorhees, the top-ranked girls team in New Jersey, won the girls championship with 40 points. Red Bank Catholic finished third with 84 points.Liana Marzano paced the Caseys in eighth place overall and sixth in team scoring (19:49). MaryKate Byrne (20:15), Lindsey Bellaran (20:47), MaryKate Dooley (21:10) and Katia Saling (21:31) finished 12-18-22-26.Red Bank Catholic’s boys picked up a win in the Varsity D race. Junior Rob Napolitano cranked out a 16:37 in finishing second.Ryan Denver (17:38) and Charley Rooney (17:40) were 15th and 16th. Completing the Casey scoring were Kyle Bogart, 40th (18:12), and Nick Landolfi (18:23), 44th.In the boys Varsity A race, Middletown North’s Thomas O’Neill finished fifth, clocking 16:46. That helped the Lions finish ninth (224).Following the Manhattan Invitational, the next big meets on the schedule are the Monmouth County Championships back at Holmdel Park on Oct 18, and the Shore Conference Championships on Oct. 29 at Ocean County Park in Lakewood.last_img read more

Chelsea on brink of title after win at Leicester

first_imgBy Michael HannChelsea came from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1 on Wednesday night and move to within one win of clinching the Premier League title for the first time in five years.Lowly Leicester contained Chelsea for much of the opening period and took a deserved lead in stoppage time when Marc Albrighton kept his composure to fire the hosts ahead.Didier Drogba equalised for Chelsea early in the second half before late goals from captain John Terry and Ramires ensured that victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday will seal Chelsea’s first league title since 2010.Chelsea have 80 points from 34 games with last season’s champions Manchester City second on 67. Third-placed Arsenal also have 67 but they have played a game less.Leicester, who had won their last four games, remained 17th with 31 points from 34 matches, one point ahead of 18th placed Sunderland having played a game more.last_img read more

Glenmuir look to lift KO title

first_img – Port Antonio High vs Glenmuir – Carder Park – Lennon High vs Old Harbour High – Juici Park – St James High vs Petersfield High – Jarrett Park – Charlemont High vs Maggotty High – Dinthill All matches kick off at 2:30 p.m. Western Bureau: Coach of Glenmuir High, Warren Simpson, says his school has struggled in the daCosta Cup but the team has good talent and can challenge for the Ben Francis Cup. Former champions Glenmuir will face Port Antonio High today in the quarter-finals of the ISSA/WATA Ben Francis KO Cup at Carder Park at 2:30 p.m. “We did not get positive results in the daCosta Cup, but now the players are gelling and showing a lot more in the transition from defence and midfield into attack,” said Simpson. In another game to be played at Juici Park, 2016 champions Lennon High will take on Old Harbour High and Byjeon Thomas, coach of Lennon, said they are looking forward to today’s start of a competition that could turn an average season into something great. “We are definitely looking to cap off this season by doing our best in the Ben Francis. Hopefully, that will result in victory and us lifting the trophy at the end … I think that we have the quality, we just lack the experience this year,” said Thomas who does not believe there is any pressure on them to deliver despite being the last of the eight quarter-finalists to have won the Cup. “I don’t think we are under any more pressure than the other teams to deliver because it’s eight teams with similar capabilities …. they (school community) are looking forward to it but I’m sure the other schools are also looking to lift the trophy as well. Everyone will be up for the games and all eight teams are looking to finish their season with a title,” he added. Today’s gameslast_img read more

Funny video: Man United, Liverpool and more football chat up lines

first_imgWhether you already have a Special One in your life, like Chelsea, or if you’ve significantly lowered your expectations in recent years (Man United), talkSPORT has come up with football chat up lines for all situations.Just have a look at the video above.Which one do you think would work best? If any!For more videos check out talkSPORT’s YouTube channel.last_img

Ads getting in on the ground level

first_imgThe signs could come to LAX as soon as next year, she said. “We’ll be reaching millions of airline passengers in their seats and millions more through the power of word-of-mouth,” said Paul Jenkins, Ad-Air’s managing director. “Ad-Air will be offering advertisers a simply unprecedented marketing opportunity and creative agencies a unique canvas to work with.” Ad-Air executives said they hope to grab the attention of passengers during take-off and landing, when tray tables are locked, personal electronic equipment is turned off, seats are in their full and upright position and there’s not much else to do except look out the window. However, the content of such mega-sized advertisements may actually turn off some airline passengers, who tend to be more educated and earn more money than the average consumer, according to Ira Weinstein, president of Airport Interviewing and Research, based in White Plains, NY. “There are some things that are in good taste, but something like this sounds really intrusive and won’t be very welcomed by the discerning airline passenger,” Weinstein said. “These signs might be effective in getting the word out on a new product, but it’s a bad idea because it just might reflect poorly on the airport, the city and the residents.” Officials at LAX said they hadn’t heard about the proposal, but they expect it will be met with skepticism by the airport and those living in the surrounding communities. The supersized signs will be posted on private property, but Ad-Air executives declined to say who they are negotiating with. The giant ads will be printed on a mesh-type fabric and suspended on low-level scaffolds to ensure that the signs are displayed flat and evenly. It could cost companies about $160,000 or more a month to post the large ads, with contracts lasting six months to a year, according to Rosser. art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With the glut of advertisements hitting airline passengers everywhere from terminal walkways to in-flight magazines, companies will soon reach new heights in hawking their wares. Signs the size of three football fields are expected to appear along the flight paths of Los Angeles International Airport and other international aviation hubs as part of a marketing blitz crafted by Ad-Air, a London-based advertising agency. The signs are designed to lie flat on the ground and be spotted by passengers on inbound and outbound flights, said Kate Rosser, an Ad-Air spokeswoman. The company plans to debut the ads next month in the United Arab Emirates, then branch out to London’s Heathrow, Chicago’s O’Hare, Tokyo’s Narita and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airports. last_img read more

‘Tottenham could win a league title before Gareth Bale!’ Supporters react to their win over Man City

first_img Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate 1 It’s a great time to be a Tottenham Hotspur fan.A 2-1 victory over Manchester City sees Spurs leapfrog rivals Arsenal back into second place, although only on goal difference, just two points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City.And Lilywhites fans are getting pretty excited about the possibility of a title tilt going into the final 12 games of the season.Some got very carried away but some tried to remain calm, despite the thrilling win at the Etihad Stadium.You can see how Tottenham fans reacted to the triumph here…last_img read more

Dead driver was Palmdale man

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The Blazer’s driver and 2-year-old Dion Bradford of Las Vegas were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital. Deputies said they didn’t know if alcohol or drugs were a factor in Mejia’s driving. PALMDALE – A motorist killed Saturday afternoon when his compact sedan collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle was identified as 48-year-old Robert Mejia of Palmdale, officials said Sunday. Witnesses said Mejia’s 1987 Mazda 626 had been traveling on the wrong side of two-lane Palmdale Boulevard for about three miles, from 90th Street East to 58th Street East, before it collided head-on with a 1994 Chevrolet Blazer driven by containing Pamela Brunner, 20, of Palmdale, who had four passengers with her, including a 12-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy, deputies said. The Blazer spun around and overturned, deputies said. Blazer passengers Lisa Brunner, 22, and Amber Brunner, 19, both from Great Falls, Mont., were taken by helicopter to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Blazer passenger Daisy Bradford, 12, of Las Vegas was taken by helicopter to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Area libraries to extend hours

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2A start date and hours of operation are still being determined, Mahr said. Libraries in San Dimas, La Verne and Claremont also will add a day of operation. The funds were approved as part of the county’s budget for the 2006-07 fiscal year. While the first county budget came out in March, higher-than- expected property valuations meant more income from property taxes when the budget was reviewed in June, Mahr said. Funding was secured through Supervisor Mike Antonovich. The $20 million budget was approved June 26, said Tony Bell, a spokesman for the 5th District supervisor. The latest anticipated changes are part of a continuous effort to return to pre-1993 standards, Mahr said. “We lost a lot of money that year,” she said, referring to statewide budget cuts. “Libraries in general suffered from that, but county libraries especially, since we rely more on property taxes.” Added hours will be a boon to library visitors who not only borrow reading material but also use its computers, meet friends there, and participate in reading programs, said Temple City Library Manager Marie Scherb-Clift. “The community will be pleased to see it,” she said. In addition to expanded hours, the San Gabriel Library is also slated for a $1.8 million renovation, Mahr said. The makeover will include an elevator that will provide ADA-compliant access to the second floor community room. The 1967 building also may get new paint, flooring and lighting. A timeline has not been set. The city’s sole public library has 24,000 borrowers registered, with about 1,500 added in 2005. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Public library users in San Gabriel, Temple City and Duarte will soon be able to stop by six days a week instead of five. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last week voted unanimously to approve a budget that includes almost $938,000 in funding for expanded hours at six county-operated libraries in the San Gabriel Valley. “Open hours are one of the most important service elements to library customers,” said Nancy Mahr, a spokeswoman for the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Officials expect that the San Gabriel location will soon be open Fridays, while Temple City and Duarte will add Mondays. It is likely the libraries will remain closed Sundays because of higher staffing costs that day. last_img read more

Valley man indicted as Iraqi agent

first_imgBenjamin’s trial is set to begin Nov. 7. He faces 20 years in prison if convicted on all counts. (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST HILLS – A San Fernando Valley man worked as a spy for Saddam Hussein’s former regime, gathering information in the United States for the Iraqi Intelligence Service in exchange for cash and whiskey, authorities said Wednesday. Code-named “9211,” William Shaoul Benjamin, 64, who used six aliases, was indicted by a federal grand jury for failing to register as an agent of a foreign government. He also faces charges of conspiracy and making false statements, the FBI said. He was arrested Sept. 14. Benjamin, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, is home on $500,000 bail, wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet. He declined to comment, referring calls to his Encino-based attorney, James Edward Blatt, who did not return calls. Benjamin lives in a modest, two-story white house in the 22100 block of Parthenia Street – a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood with well-groomed yards. The FBI did not say whether Benjamin had another occupation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleHis role for the Iraqi Intelligence Service was to monitor U.S. organizations considered hostile to Saddam’s former regime and then pass on information about groups and their members, according to a nine-page indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege that Benjamin traveled to Iraq for Iraqi Intelligence Service training, and from at least July 1993 to Sept. 3, 2001, he communicated with Iraqi intelligence officers, who called him by his code name and told him what to do. The indictment alleges that Iraqi Intelligence Service officers paid him at least $8,500 in cash, some for travel back and forth from America to Iraq, which occurred at least three times. He also received two bottles of whiskey for his efforts, it said. Besides failing to register as an agent of a foreign government, Benjamin is accused of falsely declaring under oath that he had renounced allegiance to Iraq. And on his application for American citizenship – he is a naturalized citizen – he failed to mention his work for the Iraqi Intelligence Service. Hussein’s government was toppled in 2003 when the United States and a number of its allies invaded Iraq. last_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Ancestry Centre in Ramelton has closed with the loss of three full-time and 20 part-time jobs.The centre, based at a 19th century warehouse at The Quay in the picture-postcard town, is understood to have been struggling to keep its doors open lately.The centre helped people from around the world to trace their roots back to County Donegal . Donegal Ancestry Ltd was formed in 1992 following a demand by people overseas looking for help to trace their ancestry.The centre was supported through grant-aid form Donegal County Council and other public bodies.Local county councillor Ian McGarvey described the closure of the centre as a great shame.Ends DONEGAL ANCESTRY CENTRE FORCED TO CLOSE was last modified: January 7th, 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