first_imgBullpen Baseball and Sports Academy will be offering a Spring Break Mini Camp.The camps are for children ages 5-13 and will be held on April 15-17 and April 23-25. Times are 9 a.m. to noon ($140 fee), 12:30-3:30 p.m. ($140 fee) and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ($250 fee). Day campers should bring their lunches.For additional information, contact Karyn Chiusano at 732-536-4900 or, or visit The Millstone Little League (MRLL) will host a golf outing and lunch auction on May 5 at the Battleground Country Club, Manalapan Township.The golf package — which includes a breakfast, practice facilities, greens fees, cart, bag attendants, club cleaning service, locker room, barbecue lunch, awards, and a raffle and silent auction — is $195. A lunch package is available for $35 for nongolfers. Visit the MRLL website at for more details.MRLL is a nonprofit organization devoted to funding childhood experiences in baseball and softball that will foster adjusted, strong and happy children who will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens, according to the organization. Freshman Dan Bloodgood is leading the Monmouth University men’s lacrosse team in scoring. The Freehold Township High School graduate, who plays attack, has 11 goals and six assists for 17 points for the Hawks, who are still seeking their first win of the season (0-10).Bloodgood led the Patriots to the Shore Conference A North Division title last spring and was named All-American.Bloodgood has teamed up with his former Freehold Township teammate, Ryan Horsch, a defender. Horsch, a junior, played for Brookdale Community College last year, helping the Jersey Blues win the Region 19 title. Like Bloodgood, Horsch has started all 10 games for the Hawks. He has two goals and an assist.last_img read more

Stars draw blanks against Ethiopia

first_imgThe boys coached by assistant James Nandwa, continued to pile pressure towards the Walia goal with Alan Wanga’s header in the 16th minute going wide, three minutes later, captain Francis Kahata’s shot went wide.“The match was tough, I was in Uganda last year with this team where we lost the first match, today we didn’t play according to our game plan because we lost the ball possession.“But the boys have tried and I’m sure we will pick up in our next match, about the coach, he could not be able to join us on the touchline because he fell sick yesterday, but in our next match he will be available,” the assistant coach James Nandwa said after the match.Kahata was fouled outside the box but center referee Denis Batte from Uganda waved on.Ethiopia could have scored with four minutes to halftime through Yousuf Yassin but keeper Duncan Ochieng denied them, forcing both teams share the spoil into the breather.Stars came into the second half fighting for goals but South African based David Gateri shot was not strong to beat keeper Derete Alemu.Yassin continued to terrorize Kenya’s defense forcing Kahata to handle the ball in the box, but referee waved play on, four minutes later, he was at it again through a free kick but Ochieng was quick to respond.Nandwa brought in Golden Boot winner Jacob Keli who strengthened the striking force but it did not bear any fruits as Ethiopia Keeper was always on top.With only two minutes to full time, Mintesnote Adane could give Ethiopia the winning goal through a powerful header which went wide, forcing the tie to end in a barren draw.Kenya next face South Sudan who lost their opener 2-1 to Zanzibar on Saturday at Nyayo National stadium.Zanzibar are top of Group A with three points, followed by Kenya and Ethiopia who have one point each while South Sudan are placed last with no point.In Thursday’s fixtures, Burundi will face Somalia before Tanzania takes on guest team Zambia at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 28- The national football team Harambee Stars opened their GOtv Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup campaign with a draw against the Walia Antelopes of Ethiopia on Wednesday at Nyayo National stadium.Stars who were playing without head coach Adel Amrouche, who was taken ill on the eve of the game, started the match on a high, missing their opener in the third minute when Edwin Lavatsa’s cross in the box found no one to tap in.last_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Tuesday, December 8

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Rumsfeld ouster effort worries Ford

first_imgRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Former President Ford said Friday that he is troubled by the efforts of retired generals to force the ouster of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Ford, who appointed Rumsfeld as his White House chief of staff and then chose him to be defense secretary during his administration, said in a statement that President George W. Bush was right to keep Rumsfeld in his post. Ford, 92, said the decision on keeping Rumsfeld is the president’s alone. “Allowing retired generals to dictate our country’s policies and its leadership would be a dangerous precedent that would severely undermine our country’s long tradition of civilian control of the military,” Ford said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“It would discourage civilian leaders at the (Defense) Department from having frank and candid exchanges with military officers. And, today, at a time of war, such an effort sends exactly the wrong message both to our troops deployed abroad and to our enemies who are watching for any signs of weakness or self-doubt.”last_img read more

Spurs now into 9/1 to win title, while Liverpool being heavily back – Coral DD

first_imgJohn Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Manchester City lost for the first time under Pep Guardiola on Sunday as Tottenham claimed a 2-0 victory in their Premier League encounter at White Hart Lane.City remain top and are still 10/11 favourites for the title while Spurs, just a point behind them in second, are now into 9/1.Liverpool are also being well backed at 9/2 for the title after their victory over Swansea, while Arsenal are 13/2 after their victory over Burnley.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Barcelona RETURN? Arsenal and Man City target interesting former club

first_img Thiago Alcantara: The Spain international joined Bayern Munich from Barca in 2013 Manchester City and Arsenal target Thiago Alcantara could be in line for a shock return to Barcelona in the summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.The Bayern Munich midfielder completed a £22m switch to the German giants in 2013 but now the Catalan giants are ready to try and lure the 25-year-old back to Camp Nou.Scouts were in attendance as Bayern cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Arsenal and the club are reportedly ready to re-sign the Spain international.The two Premier League clubs were considering moves for Thiago last summer and, given his rumoured availability, may be tempted to reignite their interest during the off season.The midfielder has made 36 appearances for club and country this season, netting six times in the process. 1last_img read more

National Senior titles for McCole and Doherty

first_imgMatthew McCole completed a standout National Senior Championship last night as he took victory in the welterweight final.McCole overcame Martin Sammon from Olympic BC in Galway to win the senior title.The Dungloe puncher, fighting in these Championships for the Illies Golden Gloves, swept the board for a unanimous decision win at the National Stadium.  McCole was always in command against Sammon and the final verdict was reflective of his dominance. McCole had beaten Christian Preston (Docklands), Conor Reneghan (Keady) and Sean Butler (Riverstown) to reach the final, taking a unanimous decision each time.Caroline Gallagher and Matthew McCole with Illies Golden Gloves coachesThat was acknowledged as McCole was also presented with the Dr Martin Purcell Trophy as he was named Boxer of the Championships.Carndonagh’s Rosie Doherty – punching for the St Francis club in Limerick – won an all-Inishowen women’s welterweight final against Caroline Gallagher of Illies GG. Doherty, now studying at the University of Limerick and fighting out of the Shannonside club, took a 5-0 win to end the hopes of Gallagher, who had an impressive win over Karolina Jaglowska in her semi-final.National Senior titles for McCole and Doherty was last modified: November 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Caroline GallagherdungloeIllies Golden GlovesMatthew McColeNational Senior Championshipslast_img read more


first_imgA virtual poll has shown that Sinn Fein could take as much as 58% of first preference votes in Donegal South West.The poll was undertaken over a ten day period up until yesterday by recorded the feelings of 5,580 Irish emigrants in 124 countries and used computer technology which stopped people living in Ireland from casting a vote. The poll does not bode well for the Labour Party in Donegal South West however predicting just 7% in – the party’s worst recording in the entire country.The poll, the first of its kind ever undertaken, shows a huge swing in favour of a Fine Gael-led Government with 30% of the overall vote followed by Labour on 25% with the Independent grouping on 18%, Sinn Fein on 13% and Fianna Fail and the Greens on 7% each.But wants to stress that this is a poll of Irish emigrants who do not have a vote in the election.One of the reasons for the poll is to lobby for pressure to be put on the next Government to give the vote to 3.1m Irish passport holders living abroad. EndsVIRTUAL POLL GIVES SINN FEIN HUGE LEAD IN DONEGAL SW was last modified: February 26th, 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

Educated Africans teach South African children

first_imgThe Leap initiative enables hundreds of high school pupils to achieve better marks in science and mathematics.(Image: Leap Science and Maths School) Paul Ilunga, a mathematics and physics teacher from the DRC, helps a Grade 11pupil with geometry. (Image: Pippa Ehrlich) Student teachers gain confidence andare able to better interact with theirpupils after graduating from the five-yearLeap teacher training course.(Image: Leap Science and Maths School) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sammy NtumbaHead, Leap Learning Centres+27 21 531 9715 0r +27 79 589 3284 RELATED ARTICLES • SA prioritises quality education • Education focus of Mandela Day 2010 • Teacher laptops to enhance education • Poor schools score textbooks• Safe social portal for scholarsPippa EhrlichEducated African refugees are helping hundreds of children in Cape Town’s underprivileged communities to learn science and mathematics, thanks to an educational initiative called Leap.Every Saturday morning about 800 pupils from Grades 10 to 12 travel to the southern suburb of Pinelands for tutoring in these subjects. On weekday afternoons, tutors travel to Leap Learning Centres in the townships to work with up to 840 Grade 8 and 9 children from 12 schools in Cape Town’s disadvantaged suburbs.These centres are an outreach project run by the Leap Science and Maths School, which aims to transform educationally disadvantaged communities. There are 58 tutors working at the centres, 10% of whom are South African. Others are a diverse mix from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Botswana and Zimbabwe.The project and Leap School were established simultaneously in 2004.Originally tutors joined the program on an unpaid voluntary basis. Within in a few months Leap founder John Gilmour was overwhelmed by the tutors’ commitment and competency, and set out to source appropriate funding. The tutors now earn a small daily stipend of R110 (US$16).As mathematics and science are often perceived as difficult, pupils often choose easier subjects to avoid jeopardising their matric exemptions. But without these subjects, pupils’ opportunities for tertiary study are severely limited.Students attending the Saturday morning session are grateful for the extra support.“They explain better than our normal teachers. If you don’t understand, they ask you what you are struggling with,” said Asemahle Mlanga, a 17-year-old pupil from the nearby seaside resort town of Strand.Phaphama Maoblo, also in Grade 11, remarked, “My test marks have improved well. I think they are a big help to South African children.”“I find it fascinating that there are this many students who are desperate for a quality education, and will spend their own money to come here on Saturday,” said Mark Medema, president of Washington DC-based NGO EdVillage, as he observed a Saturday class. “I don’t think this happens in the US.”Benefits for allSouth Africa’s public education system is hampered by a lack of qualified teachers, which makes the contribution of these educated foreigners extremely valuable.The tutoring program has not only benefited pupils but has also been essential in helping refugees to integrate into South Africa.Sammy Ntumba, head of the Leap Learning Centre Project, left the DRC in 2003 to come to South Africa. He arrived with a degree in chemical engineering and metallurgy, but his qualification was not recognised in this country.Ntumba started postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), but needed to find a way of supporting himself, as well as funding his studies. His first job was handing out advertising flyers at a traffic light. Later, he worked as a night security guard in an affluent Cape Town suburb. It was exhausting work and he was becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of stimulation.In 2004, he saw an advert at UCT for volunteer tutors in township learning centres. Seven years later, the programme has taken his life in a new direction. He has been able to bring his wife and son to live with him in South Africa, and has decided to pursue a career in social development, rather than engineering.According to Ntumba, “We are educated. It’s very important to transfer that to others. If I don’t do it, I will die with that knowledge. It is not costing us gold and silver, it costs nothing, but it is a big thing that we are doing.”Ntumba’s story reflects that of many of his colleagues at Leap. Most have been able to leave their security jobs, complete their studies and begin working for South African companies, and in many cases, educational institutions.Dr Zelo Mangombo, also from the DRC, came to South Africa in 2000 with a degree in education, and honours in chemistry. In 2010 he completed his doctorate in chemistry at the University of the Western Cape.Even with his new qualifications, Mangombo continues to teach at Leap. “Since I have been here I have seen great improvements,” he said. “The children are open and willing to learn. They are dedicated to their work.”Quality education for disadvantaged pupilsWhen Leap first opened its doors in 2004, it welcomed 72 Grade 11 and 12 pupils. It now has four campuses, two in the Western Cape in Langa and Gugulethu, and two in Gauteng in Alexandra and Diepsloot. Each school has 170 pupils, of whom 69% are girls.In 2010 South Africa achieved a national matric pass rate of 67.8%. Of those pupils, 23.5% obtained a university entrance. The national pass rate for science was 48%, and 47% for mathematics.Leap is making a significant contribution to quality education in South Africa. In 2003 only 55 African language-speaking Western Cape pupils achieved university entrance levels in mathematics and science. Last year, Leap’s 107 Grade 12 pupils achieved a 98% overall pass rate. All of these children wrote mathematics and science, achieving a 98% and 90% pass rate in these subjects respectively. Six pupils earned distinctions in mathematics, and for the first time, three distinctions were received for science.Three quarters of Leap’s graduates are now pursuing tertiary studies.There is also a teacher training module for students taking their teaching degrees through correspondence. The five-year programme aims to give Leap teachers the advantage of a thorough knowledge of their chosen subjects, and enhanced communication skills so that they can better interact with their pupils. read more

China Breaks up $15M Fake Merchandise Ring

first_imgChinese police have arrested 32 members of a group they said had made and sold up to 100 million yuan ($15 million) worth of counterfeit luxury goods from brands such as Louis Vuitton and Loewe, state news agency Xinhua said.The case highlights the challenge faced by brands in China, where products, such as cosmetics and even automobiles, run the risk of being copied.Police in the commercial capital of Shanghai also closed two assembly lines used to make the counterfeits and seized more than 4,000 bags, clothes and accessories, each of which they said cost the group 200 yuan ($30.00) to make.- Sponsor – Authorities launched the investigation last year, following a tip that knock-off luxury handbags were being sold on Chinese mobile messaging app WeChat, which is operated by Tencent Holdings. They also made some arrests in January in the southern province of Guangdong and eastern Jiangsu, Xinhua said.   [Source: VOA News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more