Sport Shorts Aberdeen-Matawan Soccer League will be holding registration for the recreation fall season for players ages 5-16 at Aberdeen Town Hall, Church Street, on the following dates: April 12, April 26 and May 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; May 5, May 19 and June 9 from 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. If this is your child’s first season bring a copy of their birth certificate. For more info call the AMSL Hotline at 732-583-5213 or e-mail email@example.com The Central Jersey Belles 16-year-old girls AAU basketball team is looking for experienced varsity players for the 2003 AAU season. All inquiries should be made to (732) 566-1724 or e-mail AIRTIME22@AOL.COM. The Hazlet Youth Athletic League will be holding open registration for its Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Program on March 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Raritan High School’s cafeteria. Registration fee for the flag program (5- and 6-year-olds) is $50. The fees for the Pop Warner football and cheerleading program are $100 for one child, $150 for two, and $175 for three or more family members. Please bring an original and one copy of your child’s berth certificate. In addition to the registration fees, please bring checks for a uniform deposit, a work deposit and the mandatory fund-raiser raffle. New registrants must provide proof of residency. If you have any questions, please call (732) 264-3060 ext. 4. The Hazlet Youth Athletic League will be holding grandfather registration for its Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Program on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Raritan High School’s cafeteria. Registration fee for the flag program (5- and 6-year-olds) is $50. The fees for the Pop Warner football and cheerleading program are $100 for one child, $150 for two, and $175 for three or more family members. In addition to the registration fees, please bring checks for a uniform deposit, a work deposit and the mandatory fund-raiser raffle. Rosters will be filled on a first-come, first-filled basis. If you have any questions, please call (732) 264-3060 ext. 4. A competitive travel baseball team in the Monmouth County area is looking for 16-19-year-old players. Limited spots are available. Call now and sign up at (732) 787-0589. The NJ Wildcats 16-year-old girls AAU team is looking for players for the 2003 AAU season. All inquiries should be made to (732) 566-1724 or e-mail us at AIRTIME22@AOL.COM.
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Citizens of Grand Cape Mount County, especially women and youths from the towns of Madina, Mankoh and Soh, have begun an indefinite protest at Madina Rock Crusher (MRC) in demand of the rebuilding of over 30 houses, which they alleged broke down due to rock explosions.The aggrieved women Monday, July 7, lamented that about 37 families are homeless while more than 12 persons are seeking medical attention at the Gbenejii Hospital because of the collapse. They have expressed fear of what might happen next.Madam Yatta Dosii, the county chairlady, told journalists that the demonstration stemmed from failed negotiation with the management of MRC, owned by the multi-millionaire Lebanese businessman Ezzat Eid.“We can’t sit down and don’t do something why we don’t have anywhere to live…our lives are threatened; our houses are falling down because of the explosions,” Madam Dosii lamented. “We won’t allow foreigners to take our lands cheaply and destroy our homes and just walk away.”She added: “What are we women for? To look after our children for the future. MRC must rebuild our homes, and we want the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministry of Justice to intervene to save our environment, lands and children.”The Grand Cape Mount women’s protest marked the second such demonstration in less than five months. Recently the inhabitants of Duazon in Montserrado County expressed their disapproval of the rock crusher’s blasts in their community on the Robertsfield Highway.The angry Cape Mountainians in February 2014 demonstrated against the explosions as a result of the safety of their children and themselves.The youths, under the banner, Concerned Youths, headed by Mohammed Dosii, have petitioned the management of MRC, cataloguing six points to be addressed to end the protest.The protest was read in front of a representative of the management of MRC, an Indian identified only as Arnu, Madina Commissioner Kasor Kadii, the Regional Chief Superintendent of Police, Daniel B. Gotojuwee along with some officers of the Grand Cape Mount Police Detachment and others.Chief amongst the points were the reconditioning and reconstruction of damaged houses, a review of the 20-year contract between the town and the MRC, and the improvement of workers’ conditions of service at MRC.According to Mr. Dosii, besides the human right abuses in the towns, the more than 65 workers of the company are also suffering.He said the aggrieved women and youths, after the settling of the saga between the MRC and the towns, would also be protesting against Sime Darby for their deliberate refusal of settling affecting communities in Madina, which are part of affected communities from their Palm Plantation.Some of the MRC’s workers, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer, said there is no health facility, neither safe drinking water in the company’s yard and five employees are assigned in a tight-room, while a Lebanese lives in a three-bedroom apartment.The workers stated that besides the drivers, the rest of the employees are receiving between L$5,500 to US$100 monthly, without food.A driver, one of the five workers interviewed, disclosed that about half of them fall sick monthly because of the tense working hours, 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.A tour of the facility by team of journalists exposed a germ-infested and unsafe environment — uncut grass, piles of dirt, polluted air and dirty water.Meanwhile, the Madina Commission Kasor Kadii and Regional Police Chief Gotojuwee hailed the citizens for their peaceful demonstration, but urged them to continue to remain peaceful; and should remove the road block in front of the MRC—a suggestion the protestors refused to honor until they obtain the intervention of the Grand Cape Mount Legislative Caucus.Ezzat Eid, when contacted by the Daily Observer last night, admitted that he owned the rock crusher at Madina. He said he was aware of the damaged houses and had agreed with the people to pay US$800 for the repairs, an amount which they, the people, stipulated. The amount was to be paid yesterday, Monday, but they had not come to Monrovia for it. So tomorrow the money will be sent to them.Mr. Eid said he has good relations with the people at Madina, Mankoh and Soh, the general vicinities where the rock crusher is located. He said the investment is worth US$8 million; and his company has a license from the EPA to do the blasting.He said he spends US$3,000 annually at the University of Liberia for tuition for their children; and has also built for them a general market near Madina.He has invited the Daily Observer to visit the site in order to assess the situation and show all of the documents connected with the agreement with the Cape Mount people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
The Central Bank Staff Association (CEBSA) on Friday, held a one day thanksgiving service to give thanks to God for carrying them through the Ebola crisis.During a program held at the banking hall of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) in Monrovia, the chairman for publicity, Julius A. Kekula, said the thanksgiving was intended to give God the honor for taking almost all of them through successfully during the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).“As a family, we also remember our beloved and dear workmate, Sister Sarah Smith, who died during the heat of the Ebola crisis. Sister Sarah was a strong, hardworking staff member of CBL,” Mr. Kekula said.He noted that this was the best time to give thanks to God and to recognize the late Sister Smith.He said the late Sister Smith was the only person that the CBL lost to the deadly Ebola virus. Mr. Kerkula expressed his deepest condolences to others who also lost loved ones, family members and friends to the EVD.“We have also decided to give a purse to the family of the late Smith as a way of remembering our own staff who was very diligent in service delivery. We lost someone that was willing to give all her time to the CBL, especially working in the banking department,” he added.All the staff of the CBL as well as some family members who attended the thanksgiving service prayed that God would continue to bless the CBL family. “The CBL continues to ensure that its staff are active in delivering the required services to the people of Liberia,” noted Mr. Kekula.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
The events that unfolded following the unilateral appointment of the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) have attracted much debate; for and against. Many arguments have been made regarding constitutionality or lack thereof through interpretation and/or misinterpretation. While that will seemingly continue unabated, one certainty is the said appointment was clearly an act of bad faith.This conclusion is based upon information in the public domain, which alluded to the establishment of a bipartisan committee to “search” for a suitable candidate if the third list of nominees were to be rejected. It is believed that this mechanism was proposed by the Government and while it might have been advised about it not being catered for within the confines of the Constitution, it remained a natural option. None have since disputed this gentleman’s agreement between the leadership of both sides of the political divide.That anticipated political compromise offered much optimism for consensus to effect arguably the most important appointment of an office holder in our society. More importantly, with the redrawing of conspicuous political lines following the 2015 General Election and the ensuing further polarisation of major factions of society, one would have expected adherence to good faith through the Administration’s own proposal as reported.The third list was rejected and the thought of the bipartisan committee were immediately suppressed by the announcement of the now infamous unilateral appointment. That brief public proclamation not only demonstrated scant regard for constitutional processes, but shattered expectations for bipartisanship, scuttled the democratic process, evaporated any semblance of trust in the Government and further widened the dividing line among Guyanese.In other words, that announcement has driven a stake into Guyanese hopes for this government-led bipartisanship, the place where the onus would naturally fall. On deeper examination, it exposes an extended charade during which the public was convinced that 18 CVs were being vetted which necessitated time. None can necessarily argue with such scrutiny given the importance and magnitude of the office in question. However, it was subsequently revealed by the appointee that he was told of his appointment a few hours before his primetime nighttime swearing-in.That exposed any sense of believability in the prior extensive vetting process. Firstly, in the context of how matters unfolded, should the public believe that scrutiny of the 18 CVs actually took place or was it just a mechanism to create such an expectation? Secondly, within the said context, should the public believe that the current Chairman was not in the reckoning since the beginning of the process? Thirdly, shouldn’t the public believe they were taken for a ride which ended up outside the Constitution? Fourthly, in light of the total abandonment of the proposed bipartisan committee following the third rejection, should the Administration be believed on any matter especially regarding the GECOM appointment?In addition and still on believability, the new Chairman did not qualify based upon the detailed criteria demanded by the Head of State; criteria that legal luminaries and political pundits blasted as unconstitutional. Another obvious question is why would the Head of State, who convinced the public of being meticulous in his deliberations and who appeared to have wanted all the bases covered, make the decision that is fraught with controversies? Clearly if vetting actually took place as claimed, then, based upon the foisted parameters, there is no way the current Chairman could have taken the oath of office.What does this mean? Simply that democratic norms and enshrined processes are no longer guarantees in what should be a democratic society. How else can it be stated when there is a blatant disregard by the Administration for the voices of reason in society? The frightening consequences of such disregard have been known publicly by those who are vociferously warning of a returning autocracy. Many are with authentic memories of such in the past and their warnings are for the signs to be heeded.History will reveal the existence of an autocracy for almost three decades for those with related believability issues. None can doubt the ominous signs of one anew given the suppression of democratic procedures with one example being the unilateral appointment of the new GECOM Chairman. With these two in mind, the believability factor for a return to authoritarian rule is extremely high. Is this the hidden lesson of the said unilateral appointment? Is the lesson now a reality? Many seem convinced. read more
A 63-year-old security guard was on Friday remanded to prison after he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly charged for assaulting his 58-year-old wife.Lyndon Thomas of Lot 61 Princes Street, Georgetown denied that he unlawfully assaulted Kim McDonald on November 8, 2017 when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Lyndon ThomasAccording to Police Prosecutor Richard Harris, Thomas was in a drunken state when he pushed his wife and later picked up a cutlass and threatened to kill her. According to the prosecutor, the Virtual Complainant (VC) who became fearful for her life reported the matter to the East La Penitence Police Station.In court on Friday, the VC told Magistrate Daly that her husband is in the habit of abusing her when he consumes alcohol.The tearful woman told the court that she has endured similar abuse at the hands of her husband for over 16 years.However, Thomas told the court that he cannot recalled behaving in such a manner and as such denied that the incident took place.Prosecutor Harris objected to bail being granted based on that fact and explained that Thomas might even be a danger to himself.As such, Magistrate Daly remanded Thomas to prison. The cased will continue on November 15. read more
The team that welcomes back experienced players vice captain Collins Injera, fly-half Lavin Asego, Tonny Owuor, Felix Ayange, Michael Wanjala and Billy Odhiambo who all missed the opening three rounds in Gold Coast, Dubai and Port Elizabeth, will be looking to bounce back after a poor start that has seen them placed a disappointing 14th on 11 points.All focus will be on newly appointed head coach Felix Ochieng’ who took charge of the team after South African Paul Treu resigned when Shujaa take on Argentina, Samoa and Scotland in pool D.With Kenya yet to reach the Main Cup quarter-finals this season, Ochieng’ who has a full house will be looked upon by rugby enthusiast to redeem the country’s glory in the sport.“With regards to where we are sitting on the log there is pressure. We are not going to flatter with relegation we will make sure everybody gives his best in the two legs (Wellington and Las Vegas).“We are not naive in-terms of competition the series is very harsh and teams will be preparing for us so we are making sure we put the hard work at home and get the team spirit going on. We will take one game at a time since we don’t know what to expect from other teams,” Ochieng’ who served for a long period as assistant coach declared before the team departed for New Zealand.With in-experience costing the team in the past three rounds where they reached two Shield finals and one Bowl final, Kenya will be seeking for positive start when they lock horns with Argentina on Friday at 3:24am local time in their group opener.The Pumas who are fifth on the log have made five changes in their squad, with Anibal Garrido, Santiago Craig and Martin Chiappesoni making a comeback while Javier Rojas and Matias Orlando will make their first appearances on the Sevens circuit.The two sides will be clashing for the 17th time and Argentina will be motivated by their better head to head record after winning nine compared to Kenya’s seven, with the latest defeat coming May last year where the Pumas won 19-33.Kenya will then take on Scotland in the second match at 6:42am, a match that will determine their Cup quarters reach.Just like the rest in the Pool, Scotland has made four changes to the one that competed in Dubai and South Africa, with Duncan Weir making his debut while Scott Riddell, Chris Kinloch and Struan Dewar are making a comeback.Ochieng’ charges will enter the encounter as favourites on paper considering their better head to head record, having won 18 against Scots nine in their 27 meeting.However, Scotland who are five places above Kenya are no pushovers this season and will boast of a 12-26 win that they beat Shujaa in their last encounter in March last year.Kenya will then wrap up their preliminary fixture against seventh placed Samoa at 9.54am.Samoa will be without key players Alatasi Tupou, Afa Aiono and Tom Iosefo who all miss out due to injury.Shujaa has a poor record against the Manu who has won 18 of their 21 encounters with Kenya managing just three.However, as they say rugby is played on the pitch and not on paper, so it’s just a matter of time to see if Ochieng’ will turn the tables around.Kenya lifted the Bowl at last season’s Wellington 7s.Kenya Sevens squad for Wellington SevensAndrew Amonde (Captain, KCB), Collins Injera , Daniel Sikuta, Lavin Asego (Mwamba), Billy Odhiambo, Michael Wanjala, Tonny Owuor (Pan Africa Strathmore Leos), Oscar Ayodi, Bush Mwale, Leonard Mugaisi (Homeboyz), Felix Ayange, Patrice Agunda (Kenya Harlequin).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, February 4 – After losing hope on securing an automatic qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the national Sevens team will be seeking to retain core status in the HSBC Sevens World Series when they return for the fourth round at Wellington 7s in New Zealand this weekend. read more
Upon arrival, Canadian Natural Resource crews spotted the fires immediately, extinguishing the flames which resulted in very minimal damage.According to the Fort St. John RCMP, the three fires were small in size and contained within the ditch alongside the road.Following the extinguishing of the fires, B.C. Forestry attended the area to determine that there was no further risk of ignition.- Advertisement -Currently, the incident continues to be investigated and is being treated as suspicious in nature.Fort St. John RCMP is requesting that anyone with any information regarding the fires please contact the local detachment at 250-787-8140. If wishing to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Los Angeles Unified is the only school district in all of California that meets that description. Supporters say upping board members’ salaries would attract better candidates. But if the City Council is any indication, fatter paychecks are no guarantee of superior governance. If anything, the lure of money tends to attract people who are more concerned with personal advancement than with a heartfelt desire to do good for their community. And the bigger paychecks make said politicians even more indebted to the special interests that help get them elected, which is the last thing the LAUSD needs. But debating whether board members ought to be paid more seems ludicrous at a time when the nature of their jobs is up in the air. Whether Villaraigosa’s reform legislation survives legal challenge or not, LAUSD governance will likely soon undergo a major transformation, one that may well reduce board members’ responsibilities – meaning they should be paid less, not more. Pay raises for school board members? Let’s see them earn their current salaries first. WHATEVER one’s position on reforming the Los Angeles Unified School District, most agree that members of the district’s seven-member board are part of the problem, not the solution. That’s why Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was able to successfully push for legislation last year that would strip the board of much of its authority. Yet in the mind of one state assemblyman, anyway, the board seemingly has done enough to merit a 600 percent pay raise. Currently, board members work only part time, for a salary of $24,000 a year plus perks. But Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, D-Compton, has authored legislation, tucked into a larger education bill, that would put members on the full-time payroll at an annual salary of no less than $171,000. That’s the base pay for Los Angeles City Council members, whose salaries Dymally wants to be the standard for board members of all school districts with 500,000 or more students. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
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