Segal, Hornets reign in CJ Group II cross country

first_img By tim morris Cross country’s second season got off to a great start for Craig Segal and the Holmdel Hornets. Saturday, the Hornets won their second straight Central Jersey Group II championship while their frontman Segal collected his first state sectional cross country title at Holmdel Park. “This is the start of the state season; it all begins from here,” Segal pointed out. “I keep on taking it one meet at a time no matter who is on the line that race.” No one on the line was going to challenge Segal on Saturday as he quickly opened up a lead on the chase group by three-quarters of a mile. He gradually drew away, posting a 16:26.7, matching his best ever for the 5,000-meter Holmdel course. He was the only runner under 17:00 in the group as runner-up Jorge Ventura of Colts Neck clocked 17:04.2. “I matched my pb, and it felt a lot easier than the last time,” said Segal, who had first run 16:26.7 in winning the Monmouth County championship on Oct. 16. Segal’s time was the second best of the day out of all the groups. Only Red Bank Regional’s Robbie Dennis was quicker in his Group III winning effort of 16:25.4. Segal beat Dennis at the county championships. It was a triumphant day for the Hornets as they repeated as sectional champions. They put their first four runners in the Top 10 and ran their fastest team average (17:14.3) of the year. Their team score of 43 easily bested runner-up Allentown (131). Behind Segal, Paul Merces (17:08.6), Leonardo Vignone (17:10) and Edward Li (17:21) finished as a pack in fifth, sixth and seventh place. The Hornets’ fifth runner, Quraish Ghadiali, wrapped up the victory in 24th (18:05.4). Holmdel’s girls are going to the Group championships as well, as they placed fourth (125) behind Voorhees (25). The Top 10 individuals and first five teams at the sectional meets all advance to the Group II state championships on Nov. 10 at Holmdel Park. Sophomore Ashley Folchetti led the Hornets with her sixth-place (20:36.3) run. Rumson-Fair Haven’s Christy Planer was the individual champion (19:31.3). Emily Bauer was 21st (21:48.7) for Holmdel. Wendy Wang (22:22.9) and Christina Chen (22:27.2) were 32nd and 33rd for the Hornets and fifth runner Joanna Weislogel (22:42.3), was 40th. In Group III, Middletown South’s boys ran a close second to newly crowned Monmouth County champion Red Bank Regional, 42-55. The Eagles gave the Bucs a run for the title by putting its first five in the top 16 led by Dan Ciambrone, who was third overall (16:37.9) behind the Bucs’ Dennis and Monmouth Regional’s Erik Brown (16:34.6). Sean Rath was ninth (17:25) for the Eagles, followed by Martin Walsh (17:34.4), Kerry O’Brien (17:41.7) and Tim Sheehan (17:45.5), who finished 12th, 15th and 16th. Ocean Township’s Erin Enderly turned the tables on the Eagles’ Nicole Lombardy in the girls’ Group III sectional. Enderly ran third at the county championships behind winners Lombardy and Planer, but Saturday, Enderly was the strongest of the two runners, capturing the race in 19:33.9, while Lombardy turned in a 19:47.9. Those marks were the second and fourth fastest of the day behind Planer’s 19:31.3. Middletown South’s girls (61) finished third behind North Hunterdon (42) and Hopewell Valley (50) in a good three-team race. Behind Lombardy’s second place, the Eagles’ Jamie Liberti had a Top 10 finish crossing the line in eighth (20:28.5). South’s other scorers were Rickie Lee DeMaio (20:56.7), 14th, Tina Morrison (21:11.2), 17th and Kolleen McCauley (21:49.7), 23rd. At the New Jersey Catholic Track Conference Championships, Lincroft’s Christian Brothers Academy rebounded from its loss at the county championships by winning its 20th straight title in Warinanco Park, Elizabeth. The Colts bested Don Bosco, 53-65. CBA was led by Will Melofchik, who was second to Jim Flannery (16:22) of St. Joseph’s, Metuchen, over the 3.2-mile course. Patrick Ryan was fourth for the Colts (16:35). Jeff Peterson was the team’s third scorer and took 11th (16:54), followed by Jay Vitale (17:09) and Angelo Petraglia (17:16), who were 17th and 19th. St. John Vianney’s Laura Carpenter was 10th in the girls’ race (20:28.5) that was won by Notre Dame’s Nicole Kurtain clocking 19:11. Red Bank Catholic’s girls defended their championship with a team score of 55. The venue will change on Saturday with the Shore Conference Championships returning to Ocean County Park. This year’s race is highly anticipated. Red Bank Regional is fresh off its upset of CBA at the county championships. The defending champion Colts are anxious to reassert their dominance. Holmdel will be a force as will Ocean County’s Toms River North, a dominating winner of its county meet. Segal will be matched up against Ocean County’s champion Ed Baynes of Toms River South and the runner-up Peter Hess of TRN in a race that should produce a fast time on the flat Ocean Count Park course. On the girls’ side, Southern Regional has been the dominant team in the Shore. The individual race will be a great one featuring Planer and Lombardy along with Red Bank Catholic’s Kelly Byrnes and Enderly going up against Southern’s Kathryn Wardenski (Ocean County winner) and teammate Kegga Schaffer, Point Pleasant Beach’s Allison Krayl and Toms River East’s Jen Blank. Staff Writer last_img read more

MMA fighter Jorge Kanella gets penalty for stabbing toe in opponent’s butt

first_imgKnicks fined $50k for barring NY Daily News from press con Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “So when I stood up, it was right in the gooch. It’s normally pleasurable for a man, isn’t it? The gooch. We all enjoy the gooch, but not when you’re getting kicked straight in it.”However, Kanella denied kicking Davis in the anus, telling MMA Fighting on Monday, June 24, that the kick was to his butt. “I kicked his butt, and that’s normal. That’s not illegal,” he said. “He was faking it to get a point deducted, and it worked.”  Niña V. Guno /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Jorge Kanella kicks Alfie Davis who is on the ground.  Image: Twitter/@BellatorMMAAss-kicking took a different form in one mixed martial arts match in London on Saturday night, June 22.MMA promotion Bellator 223 saw Brazilian fighter Jorge Kanella head to head with England’s Alfie Davis in the lightweight preliminary fight. During the final round, Kanella went below the belt: He aimed for a kick in the anus while Davis was on the ground.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Enjoy The Hostilities My Friends. #London #Bellator #wrestling #lol #ouch #ko@ChaelSonnen @joerogan @bisping @TheNotoriousMMA @Benaskren @garyvee @therealrussellp pic.twitter.com/n2TVpxxYeR— Robin Black (@robinblackmma) June 22, 2019The foul move cost Kanella a point as per the referee’s decision, with Davis winning 29-27 on all three cards.Davis recounted to MMA Junkie on Saturday: “It was like, the bum, right at the bottom of the balls.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect PLAY LIST 02:34Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect00:50Trending Articles03:36Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks A clip of the move with slow-motion replays was shared by MMA analyst Robin Black on Twitter.One Minute #BREAKDOWN: TOE STAB OIL CHECK #BINK!!!FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOH THE HUMANITY!No Can Defend. @BellatorMMA @DAZN_USA Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedlast_img read more

Dave Ildefonso struggles to a season low against Ateneo

first_img‘People evacuated on their own’ Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena and NU’s Dave Ildefonso. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—National University swingman Dave Ildefonso played his worst game in UAAP Season 82 as Ateneo held him to just a field goal in 26 minutes on Saturday.Facing the reigning two-time champion and the only undefeated team this season, Ildefonso managed to take only five shots and score two points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study LATEST STORIES It also didn’t help that Ildefonso dealt with health issues before and during the game. Though, he still lauded the Blue Eagles’ defense.“Ateneo is just a great team. Great defense, great offense,” said Ildefonso, who came into the game averaging 16.2 points, after NU lost, 88-51, its 11th in 13 outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I did have a bad night cause I didn’t practice yesterday (Friday) because of my hamstring and then today, in the second quarter when I was playing, I could feel like there was something in my ankle, like there was something pulling my veins so I couldn’t really run that much if you could see the game and see the way how I run and drive,” he recalled.“I really can’t because I was trying to nurse my ankle. I just wanted to play because Ateneo is gonna try to stop me and clog so I wanted to be some kind of a decoy and you know, drive and kick and all that but it didn’t work because I couldn’t really move that much.” With Ildefonso not in his element, the Bulldogs just couldn’t match the Blue Eagles’ firepower.Shaun Ildefonso was the lone Bulldog to hit double-digit scoring with 21.Ateneo, on the other hand, was led by Angelo Kouame’s 17 points and 13 rebounds and Thirdy Ravena, who made most of his damage in the third quarter where the Eagles’ put the game away.The Bulldogs’ 37-point loss is the biggest losing margin this season.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PBA: Alaska back on win track after turning back Blackwater 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust ‘Gago’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

A day of disgrace on our democracy

first_imgDear Editor,The use of force by the police on the opposition Members of Parliament during a Parliamentary session and the attempt by the police to forcefully remove the elected Member of Parliament for the opposition, Bishop Edghill, because he refused to comply with the Speaker’s order to leave the chamber of Parliament as he was merely seeking more time to question the government’s budget estimates will forever be remembered as a day of disgrace on our democracy and yet another example of authoritarianism by the APNU-AFC government.As a former Member of Parliament, I condemn in the strongest terms the actions of the Speaker of the National Assembly and the police who followed blindly orders to use such force. I am yet to see such excessive force ordered on Members of Parliament for the government whose behaviour on occasions have been far worse.I take this opportunity to remind everyone that this is merely a continuation of what happened shortly after the APNU-AFC took office when two years ago GDF officers attempted to unlawfully detain my wife and her brother and then chased them in a high-speed car chase which resulted in three persons dead and none other than the President Granger is quoted immediately thereafter as saying “it was a legitimate state operation” and “there was no need for a probe”. Almost exactly two years have passed and the government has swept the event under the rug of their diabolical secrets.Finally, permit me also to take this opportunity to explain to all Guyanese the magnitude of these events through the use of the history: In a democracy, the use of the armed forces by an authoritarian government against opposition Parliamentarians is where the police state and civilian repression begin. History has shown that authoritarian governments from all around the world loathe dissent, scrutiny, and voiced opposition. In a democracy, the vehicle of dissent, scrutiny, and voice opposition takes the form of the Members of Parliament in the opposition in Parliament. Once authoritarian governments succeed in silencing those Members of Parliament form the opposition by whatever means (political prosecution, electing and directing a partisan Speaker of Parliament, stacking the courts with compliant Judges, the use of force, the use of tax authorities, assassinations, etc.) the authoritarian government turns its intolerable attention to any form of dissent, scrutiny, or voiced opposition which then comes from civilians. So, today it may be Bishop Edghill or other opposition MPs but tomorrow or next week it may be ordinary Guyanese and/or their families. Unless we stand against such state action then all civilian freedoms and protections will be eroded away bit by bit and such action almost always is purported to be justified in the name of “the protection of the state”. A clear example of this already occurring is the acknowledgment by Granger of the violation of the Constitution when an unlawful directive was sent to the Police Service Commission by his minister of the Presidency to cease promotions of the police but explained it was necessary to protect the state based on the information they obtained.All Guyanese who want better for Guyana must take a stand now against an authoritarian government or sit subjugated and repressed for a very long time.Sincerely,Charles S RamsonAttorney at LawFormer Member of Parliamentlast_img read more

Guyanese charged with falsifying US passport application

first_imgA federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Joseph Fedrick, 42, of Guyana, with falsifying an application for a United States passport, US Attorney William J Ihlenfeld II, announced.Fedrick executed an application for a United States passport in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Within the application, Fedrick attempted to use a false social security number with the intent to secure the passport fraudulently.Fedrick is charged with one count of “False Statement in Application for Passport.” He faces up to 10 years in prison and up to 0,000 in fines. Under the Federal Sentencing guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offences and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.Assistant US Attorney Shawn M Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the Government. The Department of the State Diplomatic Security Service and the United States Department of Homeland Security are investigating.An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. (US Department of Justice)last_img read more

St Ignatius advances to 2nd leg of JOF Debating Competition

first_imgSt Ignatius Secondary School of Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) advanced to the second leg of the JOF Haynes Debating Competition after surpassing their opponents Zeeburg Secondary of Region Three (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands). The debate kicked off at the Leonora Technical and Vocational Training Centre in Region Three.The teams debated the topic, “The Convention on the Rights of a Child is solely responsible for the delinquent behaviours of many children in our society”. St Ignatius Secondary, the proposition team, defeated Zeeburg Secondary 280 to 268Capreace Walks, of Zeeburg Secondary, displaying her trophies for Best Speakerpoints.Lead speaker of St Ignatius, Avy Thony, who played an integral role in her team’s victory, said group members rehearsed intensely and deserved the win. The 16-year-old enjoys participating in debates and this is her eighth competition.“It helps me to express myself in an emotional way, in a way where people can understand the aspects of different topics. It is really about my career: I would like to become a lawyer and public speaking would help by debating,” Thony explained.Sixteen-year-old Capreace Walks of Zeeburg Secondary, who snagged the prize for best speaker, also plans to become a lawyer. The teenager spent several days rehearsing for the debate and though her school was not victorious, she is delighted with her award.Walks, who is no stranger to the debating stage, shared some essential advice for others who may wish to participate in debates. “You have to have a love for public speaking in my view. Because though some people may want to do it, when they go up on stage, they might feel intimidated by the crowd. So if you practice in front of your mirror constantly, you will obviously find a love for debating.”According to the Department of Public Information, the debate was evenly matched until the rebuttal stage where both teams lost some momentum. June-Ann Gonsalves, Acting Chief Education Officer for secondary schools, said there was need for improvement in this area.“The rebuttal is what changed the debate to some extent, so we realised that at this point in time that our children will need to be prepared in how to do the rebuttals in general. How they should tackle it and how they should try using their own presentations in the rebuttals to counter what the opposition or the opposing team would have presented.”Chief Judge of the debating competition, Shandrina Welcome-Lee applauded the students for their performances. However, she noted that they have to learn to think on their feet and think logically. “In some cases, students did not perform that well, but they were brave and we could see that they spent a lot of time preparing, they did research and they worked hard and their arguments were good,” she posited.Welcome-Lee, who is also the Headteacher at the Brickdam Secondary School, said that more needed to be done in schools to assist students with public speaking. She is encouraging English teachers to include debating exercises in their lesson plans, as they will boost the confidence of their students.The JOF Debating Competition continues among secondary schools from across the country.last_img read more

Winter city strategies luncheon with the Chamber of Commerce

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C.- Chamber of Commerce hosted their luncheon with keynote speakers Urban Systems and the City of FSJ focusing talks on building community in the winter months, by small actions and activities such as the High on Ice Festival.It was full attendance as people filled the Sterling room at the Pomeroy Conference Centre to lunch and listen to Urban Systems present Winter City Strategies. These easily implementable actions can help encourage getting more people outside during the winter months.FSJ is considered a winter city because of our northern location, the type of weather we experience here and the number of our daylight hours during the winter months. Due to these factors, people tend to overprotect themselves by not exposing themselves to the outside elements if not needed. This is why there is a need for Winter City Strategies.- Advertisement -It is important in winter cities to bring people together socially and economically yet this is a shared responsibility between public and private sectors by taking action through easily implementable micro projects.  These are high impact, low resource actions that make a big difference in how people see and move around the city during these colder, darker months.Sidewalk clearing is a great example of how a person or business can create a safer more enjoyable space to travel by foot at low cost. When sidewalks and bus stops are maintained and kept clear, this makes these areas easier to navigate especially by those that don’t drive or have mobility issues. The City encourages this action by providing free sand for sidewalks.Another example shared was the consideration of nighttime lighting, as the evenings are darker quicker leaving business lights on or creating visual light displays creates a warm and inviting space to move about in the dark as the atmosphere of lights against the dark and snow makes for a beautiful space rather than unsafe feeling.Advertisement Marrissa Jordan Recreation Programmer for the City of FSJ spoke about the upcoming High on Ice Festival and how this event has created a space for people of all ages to come together and celebrate outside in the winter months.  Every year the intention is to see this festival grow, to do this the City is seeking Sponsors for this coming Festival scheduled for February 15-18, 2019.  The City is welcoming to all types of help whether it is Sponsorship or Volunteerism as a group or individual .There is a need for many hands to make light work for the success of this event.For more information about how your organization can get involved contact recreation@fortstjohn.calast_img read more

WWE star Wade Barrett on Rooney’s England absence: ‘He broke his fingers when he slapped me!’

first_img 2 However, he is keen to ensure Rooney is not too beaten up for the summer’s Euro 2016 tournament…“We all know what Phil Bardsley did to Wayne,” added Barrett. “So I just wanted to get his phone number to get a bit of advice on how I take Wayne down.“Phil figured it out in the past, so I wanted to get a few tips from him before I track Wayne down a get a bit of payback!“When I catch up with him he’s going to get a lot more damage than that. But I want him healthy for Euro 2016, so I’m going to get my damage in very early to give him enough time to recover because I want to see us win that tournament.”Liston to talkSPORT’s exclusive interview with Wade Barrett above, and check out how he began his hunt for revenge on Wayne Rooney in the video below! Rooney and Barrett finally met face-to-face on Monday night, with their encounter ending with the pint-size forward laying the smackdown on towering athlete from his ring-side seat in the audience.Barrett didn’t take too kindly to the England record goalscorer’s antics and he quickly called on the expertise of Stoke City defender Phil Bardsley, who notoriously appeared to knock Rooney out in a video of a play fight that emerged online, to aid in his revenge plot. 2 WWE star Wade Barrett has sworn revenge on England captain Wayne Rooney, and revealed to talkSPORT the ‘REAL’ reason why the striker is missing for England in Friday’s friendly against Spain.Roy Hodgson revealed on Thursday that the skipper is set to sit out of the game in Alicante, but insisted it was simply to give his other strikers the chance to impress before Euro 2016.But after their famous clash at WWE Raw in Manchester this week, King Barrett insists there is another explanation for Rooney’s vanishing act.“I think he broke his fingers when he slapped me actually,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “That’s what I heard!”The Preston-born wrestler – and avid Preston North End fan – has a feud with the Manchester United forward dating back to earlier this year, when he called Rooney out for a bout after watching him take a dive against his beloved Lilywhites in last season’s FA Cup.last_img read more

Guus Hiddink rules out move to China for Chelsea’s Loic Remy

first_imgGuus Hiddink has dismissed suggestions Loic Remy could move to China this month.The French international has been linked with a switch to the Chinese Super League after finding first-team chances limited at Stamford Bridge.But Hiddink is adamant that will not happen and says he intends to keep his squad as it is until the end of the season.“I think this squad what we have now will stay until the end of the season,” said the interim manager.“We must be very careful. We love to have double-covered positions and you never know what will happen. I don’t see many changes at the moment.” Loic Remy 1last_img read more

Joey Barton LATEST: Midfielder to begin talks over Rangers future on Thursday

first_imgJoey Barton is set to begin talks with Rangers on Thursday as the first step in resolving his future at the Scottish Premiership club.Barton has been serving an extended suspension from the Gers’ training base following a furious row with boss Mark Warburton and team-mate Andy Halliday.The 34-year-old midfielder was banned after a heated exchange with the team during training following their disastrous Old Firm defeat at Celtic on September 10.It is understood Thursday’s meeting is likely to be the first stage of a disciplinary matter, rather than the final outcome concerning Barton’s time with Rangers.Barton joined Rangers in the summer from Burnley, signing a two-year deal in July said to be worth £20,000 a week.His refusal to apologise during a live interview with talkSPORT – LISTEN HERE – saw his initial seven-day exclusion extended by another three weeks.Despite being told to stay away from the club, Barton has stated repeatedly that he wants to return and fight for his place.talkSPORT sources also revealed he had flown to Qatar to take part in a gruelling boot camp designed to have him operating at peak fitness ahead of his return to Warburton’s squad. 1 Joey Barton last_img read more