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Germany end England seniors’ hopes of European crown

first_img England’s hopes of regaining the European Senior Men’s Team Championship won in 2009 and 2010 were dashed when they went down 2-3 to Germany in the semi-finals at Estorial Golf Club in Portugal. It wasn’t a penalty shootout this time but it all hinged on the top single which went to the 19th hole and saw English Seniors champion Alan Squires beaten by Kai Flint. (image © Tom Ward) England won the foursome when Martin Galway and Chris Reynolds beat Christoph Staedler and Hans-Hubert Glesen 4 and 2. Although Tyrone Carter completed a 5 and 4 victory over Karlheinz Noldt, Andrew Stracey and John Ambridge went down 5 and 4 and 3 and 2 respectively. It was a bitter blow to the team and to team captain Richard Palmer, who had high hopes of England being crowned European champions for a third successive occasion as the GB&I teams didn’t compete last year. Germany will now meet defending champions Sweden in tomorrow’s (Saturday) final, while England face Italy for third place. 7 Sep 2012 Germany end England seniors’ hopes of European crown last_img read more

Sports Fields for Middletown’s Stevenson Park Have Some Neighbors Worried About…

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |MIDDLETOWN – Residents of the Middletown adult community Shady Oaks say it is not unusual to encounter the flashing lights and blaring sirens of an ambulance along West Front Street, on its rush to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.A concept plan to attract people to newly created soccer fields at nearby Stevenson Park should consider the traffic impact on the busy road, said Shady Oaks resident John Tocco at a township meeting Oct. 15.“Regardless of what you may believe about the area, you’re not living there and you’re not driving the road every day,” said Tocco. “I am. And the traffic is already unbearable and it’s a direct route to the Riverview hospital. There’s no question that when that park is crowded with visitors it will prevent an ambulance from getting to that hospital.”Middletown Township is seeking to create youth sports fields at 130-acre Stevenson Park, located on West Front Street, to help alleviate pressure on its other sports fields. The undeveloped park has the capacity to accommodate up to nine fields and 350 parking spaces, according to a $1.5 million proposal recently presented by township administrator Anthony P. Mercantante for consideration. For now, the township is seeking only to build just two fields, and is applying for a $250,000 Open Space matching grant from the county for the funding.Mercantante acknowledged the group’s desire for a traffic study, but conducting one in that area would be “sort of pointless,” he said.“We have parks all over town, some of which have many more facilities and attract many more people than would happen at Stevenson Park,” Mercantante said, referencing multisport complexes like Bodman Park off the highly trafficked Navesink River Road, Fairview Fields on Oak Hill Road, which is crossed by two rail lines, and McMahon Park, a North Middletown location in a residential area.When the concept plans for this project emerged in September, both Mercantante and Mayor Kevin M. Settembrino agreed that the township had great need for additional fields and that Stevenson Park is one of the last places in Middletown to place a meaningful cluster of playing fields.Deputy Mayor Anthony P. Fiore, a coach with the Middletown Soccer Club, said parks are most frequented on weekends, rather than during the week when roadways are congested with commuter traffic. He also remarked that the four soccer fields at West Front Street Park – a patch of green space at the intersection with Crawfords Corner Road – “don’t get anywhere close to 100 cars” at peak use, adding that “despite what anyone may think, there is a need (for these fields).”To reduce disturbances for neighbors, the plans do not include LED lighting towers and speaker systems.Linda Alonso has lived at Shady Oaks for five years and said the disturbance of the tranquil Stevenson Park setting with serene open space and lakeside views would be the most detrimental byproduct of this project, which proposes the potential development of nine fields in three phases of construction.“It’s not just residents of Shady Oaks who are concerned, it’s all of Lincroft. This would be the destruction of a piece of heaven. It breaks my heart to think about,” Alonso said.Fiore moved to suppress residents perceptions that nine fields were guaranteed for the site, emphasizing that though the concept plan did show nine fields could be designed to fit in the parcel, a project of that magnitude is not in the budget.“Ultimately, we don’t have the money for nine soccer fields, we just don’t. We have the money for two. That’s what the grant application is for,” said Fiore, referencing the $250,000 Monmouth County Open Space match grant Middletown would use to fund the construction of two fields. “This is the frustrating part about misinformation.”Resident Margaret Gordon questioned whether such a development would have environmental impacts, with potential fertilizer chemicals or pesticides used for routine field maintenance seeping into the nearby wetlands and Shadow Lake.Gordon’s comments prompted committeeman Tony S. Perry to discuss alternate sites for the two proposed fields, including Bayview Elementary School on Leonardville Road, where Middletown’s recreational flag football league currently plays.Perry described two lightly used baseball fields toward the back end of the school property that are “completely overgrown. The backstops and benches are completely rusted. And I think it would be a prime location for two multisport fields,” he said, stating that turf fields could be used not only for soccer, but flag football, lacrosse, field hockey and more.A development project at Bayview would require a shared service agreement between the Township Committee and the Middletown Board of Education.Perry also said he and Mercantante are spearheading a separate potential shared service agreement between the Township and Brookdale Community College for the use of their various fields.“If Brookdale is not utilizing certain fields (because they are out of season), we might be able to have our young athletes go play and practice at Brookdale. We’re still working out those details but I hope to bring that to a close fairly soon.”Denise Thompson, a volunteer manager with the Middletown Soccer Club and Monmouth United, applauded the efforts to find alternative locations for this development project, noting that without the installation of LED lighting – which is not included in the concept plan – the Stevenson Park proposal does not help local soccer players in the fall season.“I’m in a unique position here, because I live right next to (Stevenson Park), but I have two soccer players, 10 and 13 years old. These fields are not usable to us in the fall without lights because most coaches work during the day. This proposal doesn’t help us in the fall when we are most crunched for space,” Thompson said.Further discussion is expected on the matter at future meetings.This article was first published in the Oct. 18-24, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

GPL blames prolonged power outage on “faulty connection”

first_imgThe Guyana Power and Light Inc has blamed the prolonged power outage on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica) on a faulty connection.In a statement, the company said that at approximately 23:09h, the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System encountered a power failure as a result of a faulty connection that connects the 69KV submarine cable to the overhead transmission lines at Kingston.The company said that while restoration efforts were impeded to a minimal extent due to the problems experienced while restarting some of the generating units at Kingston, power was restored to most consumers by 02:30h.However, some customers reported experiencing the power outage for a maximum of five hours but GPL is assuring that every effort is being made to restore the link to its Vreed-en-Hoop 26 MW Station.The company regrets any inconvenience caused.last_img read more

Vendor slapped with larceny charge

first_imgTwenty-one-year-old Donald Evans, who vends at the Route 44 bus park, on Monday appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with a charge of simple larceny.The charge stated that on December 30, 2018, at Lombard Street, Georgetown, he stole a cellphone valued $30,000; the property of Sheneza Knights. Evans denied the charge after it was read to him. Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummell did not object to bail but asked that conditions be applied.Magistrate McGusty released Evans on $20,000 bail. The case will continue on January 16.last_img read more

Taylor still in need of councillors, plenty of mayoral candidates

first_imgThe newest addition to the list of potential mayors for Taylor is Wayne Wilmot, and according to his profile on Civic Info B.C., he’s served on council prior to 2011. Wilmot joins Councillor Brad Filmer, and Rob Fraser, who also served on council prior to 2011.On the council front, Dave Lueneberg and Councillor Betty Ponto are the only two seeking a seat as a councillor at City Hall.If today holds bearings to the future, they won’t be fighting too hard to get it, because as it stands, they’re both running unopposed.- Advertisement -The deadline to submit a nomination package is this Friday.last_img read more

Motorists cited in traffic decoy sting

first_img• Video: Pedestrian Sting MONTEREY PARK – Even in the early morning sunlight, the tall undercover officer was hard to miss as he walked across an intersection near a high school traversed daily by hundreds of students. Yet reserve Officer Michael Cooper had a few close calls when some drivers sped past him or switched lanes to avoid him as he walked repeatedly across New Avenue, about a block from Mark Keppel High School. Police stopped and cited numerous drivers who failed to yield for Cooper during a decoy operation Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Although the street is not marked by a crosswalk, Monterey Park police Sgt. Dave Elliot said drivers must still yield for pedestrians at intersections. In a city that just a few years ago ranked No. 1 in the state for per-capita pedestrian collisions involving seniors, the decoy operations have helped curb such accidents, Elliot said. “This enforcement has made an impact,” he said. “We’ve seen a steady decline.” Along with conducting pedestrian sting operations, police have implemented programs to educate the public on traffic laws, and the city has installed new traffic signs. “We’ve combined education, engineering and enforcement,” said. But some drivers weren’t happy. “It is basically a trap, causing people to break the law,” said Rosemead resident Greg Luevano, who got a ticket. Monterey Park resident Joseph Lao disagreed. “There’s so many kids here – people don’t pay attention and they might hit them,” he said. As the morning drew on, Monterey Park police Lt. Chris Keller dropped by in civilian clothes to see how things were going. He joined Cooper on a few trips across the street. “I wanted to experience it for myself,” Keller said. Although some people dislike enforcement operations that use decoys, Keller said they benefit residents . Elliot in the long run robert.hong@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 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

Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer investigated by FIFA over 2006 World Cup bid

first_img Franz Beckenbauer FIFA’s ethics committee has opened formal proceedings against six individuals, including former World Cup winning coach and player Franz Beckenbauer, over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.Also among the six is Wolfgang Niersbach, the former president of the German Football Federation (DFB).The others are another former DFB president Theo Zwanziger, Helmut Sandrock and Horst R. Schmidt, who are both former secretary generals of the federation, and its former chief financial officer Stefan Hans.Beckenbauer, 70, is a former DFB vice-president and was president of the 2006 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC), which all the other five men were also members of.A statement from the ethics committee on Tuesday said: “After examining the Freshfields report commissioned by the German Football Association, the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has decided to open formal proceedings against the following individuals in the context of the 2006 FIFA World Cup host selection and its associated funding.”It then listed the six names, before adding: “In the cases of Mr Beckenbauer, Dr Zwanziger, Mr Schmidt and Mr Hans, the investigatory chamber will investigate possible undue payments and contracts to gain an advantage in the 2006 FIFA World Cup host selection and the associated funding, which could constitute a breach of arts 13, 15, 18 and 19 as well as art 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) and art 21 (Bribery and corruption) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.“In the cases of Messrs Niersbach and Sandrock, the investigatory chamber will investigate a possible failure to report a breach of the FIFA Code of Ethics, which could constitute a breach of art 13 (General rules of conduct), art 15 (Loyalty), art 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperating and reporting) and art 19 (Conflicts of interest) of the FCE.“The list of possible violations may be supplemented as additional information becomes available.”It also said the chairman of the investigatory chamber, Dr Cornel Borbely, will lead the investigation proceedings. 1last_img read more

DD Culture: Incredible events to look forward to in Donegal & Derry

first_imgInishowen sister act, the wonderful Henry Girls launch their new album ‘Far Beyond The Stars’ on Friday March 10th. After the success of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in 2016, Letterkenny Musical Society return with ‘The Wizard of Oz’, one of the most loved and enduring fantasy tales of the modern era from Tuesday February 28th – Saturday March 4th.Derry’s Sole Purpose Productions perform ‘Blinkered’ on Wednesday March 8th and Bardic perform Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Lonesome West’ on Saturday March11th.Waving, Not Drowning, Mental Health RoadshowBread and Roses Theatre Company’s pioneering new production ‘Waving, Not Drowning, Mental Health Roadshow’ is embarking on a cross-border tour in March. Entertaining and flexible, the project aims to challenge stigmas and stereotypes and ensure that the voices of those who experience mental health problems, and those who care for them, are heard.‘Waving Not Drowning’ will be performed at The Strule Art Centre Omagh on March 3rd, The Playhouse Derry on March 10th and the Balor Arts Centre Ballybofey on March 23rd.The Strypes at McGrorys CuldaffMcGrorys are delighted to announce the Strypes return to The Backroom on Friday March 3rd. The wonderfull Cavan four-piece – Ross Farrelly (lead vocals/harmonica), Josh McClorey (lead guitar/vocals), Peter O’Hanlon (bass guitar/harmonica) and Evan Walsh (drums) – will serve up their usual heady mix of fast-paced, gritty, garage rock speed blues. Support will be provided by David Keenan. Kimmie Rhodes at the BalorOne of American country music’s most respected and influential artists Kimmie Rhodes returns to the Balor art Centre Ballybofey on Friday March 3rd. A native Texan, Kimmie Rhodes singing career began at the age of 6 with her family gospel trio. She moved to Austin and recorded her first album in 1981 when Willy Nelson invited her to use his studio.A prolific artist she has recorded 15 albums over the years. Her multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by stellar acts such as Willy Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris.Grammy Winning Country Legend RCC Letterkenny The Regional Cultural Centre is delighted to present the multi-talented Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter Darrell Scott on Thursday March 9th. In a career spanning 40 years Darrell Scott has penned hit songs for mainstream artists from the Dixie Chicks to Travis Tritt and has had songs covered by over 70 others spanning from Keb Mo’ to Mary Gauthier.Awards have included AMA Song of the Year, ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year and a host of other accolades. He is probably best known for recording and touring as part of Robert Plant’s brilliant Band Of Joy.Nerve Centre GigsThe newly refurbished Nerve Centre Derry has an impressive music programme in the coming months. Highlight’s include Derry songwriter Our Krypton Son’s second album launch ‘Fleas & Diamonds’ on March 10th.It’s a full band show with visuals and support from Conor Mason and PORTS. Lee Scratch Perry, the legendary pioneer of dub brings his 2017 tour to the Nerve Centre to make his Derry debut on Saturday March 18th. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of of reggae’s undisputed greats.Imelda May Jazzed for Derry ReturnIrish musician, producer and singer/songwriter Imelda May is excited to return to Derry this year having been announced as headliner of the annual City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.Now in its 16th year, the five-day festival will take place from April 27th – May 1st. May’s most recent live appearance in Derry was at Ebrington as part of Peace One Day, the opening concert of the London 2012 Festival and one of the first major events counting down to the City of Culture 2013 celebrations. This year audiences will be treated to a brand new sound at the Millennium Forum on Sunday, April 30th.Earagail Arts Festival 2017 First Acts AnnouncedEaragail Arts Festival have announced a number of international music acts, one from each of the festival’s three weekends.The Breath feature Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly, McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. Original, stunning and formidable they play McGrorys, Culdaff on the weekend of July 8th.Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko is one of the most authentically inspiring global collaborations, where Persia and West Africa intersect. Irans’ Constantinople & Senegal’s Ablaye Cissoko will be performing as part of the Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend in Letterkenny July 12th-16th.EAF is hosting a short tour by masters of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing Americana, The California Feetwarmers from July 21st – 23rd. It includes an exciting concert in the stunning grounds of the Rathmullan House and culminates in a headline slot on The Mountain Stage at Swell on Arranmore Island on Sunday 23rd.DD Culture: Incredible events to look forward to in Donegal & Derry was last modified: March 1st, 2017 by Shaun HanniganShare 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:DD CultureShaun Hannigan Check out some fantastic events coming up in the Northwest in the coming weeks and months!World Premiere By Letterkenny’s Coirm Coirm, the wonderful group of young musicians from Letterkenny’s Ceol na Coille traditional Irish music school gave a sizzling premiere of their new commission specially composed for them by renowned Irish fiddler Zoe Conway.The piece was performed to a large appreciative audience at An Grianán Theatre on Saturday January 28th last as part of Letterkenny Trad Week’s ‘Family Affair Gala Concert’. The performance was a real credit to the group and their tutor Paul Harrigan and suggests that the future of traditional music in the Letterkenny area is in good hands.An Grianán Theatre Music and Drama last_img read more

LETTERKENNY TENNIS CLUB NOTES

first_imgEntries are now being taken for the popular northwest championships which takes place at letterkenny tennis club from august 22nd till the finals on august 28th.there will be ladies and mens singles and doubles at A B and C grades. Entries online at letterkennytennisclub.com or contact robert 0857878884.entries close thursday 18th august.Following the success of the shreddies parks tennis camp in july, letterkenny tennis club will be running a kids tennis camp for a week starting on monday august 15th for 5 days.please text gerry on 0863809398 with name, age, and contact details or ring for further information. 6yrs-8yrs will be 10am-11am ,9yrs-12yrs wiil be 11am-12noon, and 13yrs-16yrs will be 12noon-1pm daily. Cost for the week is 20euro per child. The club wiil be rolling out a full programme of coaching in september for all levels of player from beginner to intermediate.please visit letterkennytennisclub.com for further details and updates.LETTERKENNY TENNIS CLUB TENNIS CAMP           15TH-19TH August 20116yr-8yr       10am-11am9yr-11yr    11am-12noon 12yr-16yr  12noon-1pmFun and games each day. 20euro per child. text gerry at 0863809398 with name age and contact details.LETTERKENNY TENNIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 9th, 2011 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) Tags:letterkenny tennis club noteslast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL AS INISHOWEN U-18 GIRLS WIN ALL-IRELAND TITLE

first_imgINISHOWEN’S soccer girls are the best in Ireland – and that’s official!The peninsula’s U18 girls travelled to Dublin yesterday and few gave them any hope against the capital’s Dublin Metro Girls team.They have a million people to choose from – but that didn’t faze the Co Donegal girls. Sarah Jane McDonald gave Inishowen the lead in the second half and the Culdaff teenager should have been given a penalty not long after.Dublin equalised to send the game into extra time, penalties and then a sudden death shoot-out.And Inishowen won 4-3 on penalties!Aoife McColgan, the Malin GAA keeper who won the Division 2 title with Donegal earlier this month, was player of the match. PICTURE SPECIAL AS INISHOWEN U-18 GIRLS WIN ALL-IRELAND TITLE was last modified: May 30th, 2016 by John2Share 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:All-Ireland championsInishowen soccernational league finalU18 girlslast_img read more