Monmouth University Athletics is now selling season tickets and new MAC Packs for the men’s and women’s basketball seasons, currently the only way to get tickets for games in the new Multipurpose Activity Center, scheduled to open this fall on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch. Ordering now guarantees seats for the arena-opener on Nov. 13, when the men’s team hosts Coach Isiah Thomas and Florida International University or for the Seton Hall game Nov. 15. Individuals who purchase season tickets before Oct. 1 will have the opportunity to select their seats by joining Monmouth Athletics for “Seat Selection Day” Oct. 16 and 17. MAC “Five” Packs offer fans the opportunity to see some of what promise to be the most exciting games, including the FIU opener and the Seton Hall game. Individual game tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. Orders may be placed by contacting Tom Frye at 732- 901-6498. For more information, visit Monmouth Athletics at www.Go- MUHawks.com. Mike DiGennaro of Keyport is competing in the Smith & Wesson 2009 U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) National Handgun Championships at the Desert Sportsman’s Rifle & Pistol Club outside Las Vegas, Sept. 11-19. Practical shooting incorporates skill, precision and speed shooting. During the event, shooters will navigate a series of obstacles laid out over 16 stages, or courses of fire, designed to simulate potential real-world scenarios. Shooters move quickly through the various obstacles competing on both speed and accuracy. Over 225,000 rounds will be fired throughout the matches. The Smith & Wesson USPSA National Handgun Championships are the culmination of numerous events held throughout the country and the highlight for elite practical shooters. This year’s competition will bring together more than 620 top shooters from around the nation and overseas. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County will hold its third annual Beach Volleyball Tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Convention Hall Beach in Asbury park. Each team will consist of 6-8 players competing in a fun-filled day of beach volleyball. Team members will each be asked to raise a minimum of $75 using a provided pledge sheet. All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County. The day will include food, beverages, music by radio station 95.9 The WRAT, along with fun for all participants. Prizes will be awarded to the person earning the highest pledge amount and to the tournament winners. For more information, registration and volunteer opportunities, visitwww.bbbsmonmouth.org.
Dear Editor,The People’s Progressive Party (PPP), under its current leadership of Dr Bharrat Jagdeo as the Opposition Leader, should object to May 26 being the date of Guyana’s Independence celebration. For unknown reasons, the PPP has failed to articulate this during its recent administrations. In the past, however, the PPP, under the leadership of Dr Cheddi Jagan, had recorded in a timely manner its objection to the use of May 26 as the date for independence, in light of the atrocities that occurred in the Wismar-Christiansburg-Mackenzie area (i.e., today’s Linden) on or about May 26, 1964.Specifically, on November 19, 1965, the PPP welcomed Independence, but stated: “The Party fails to understand, however, the significance of the date, May 26, unless it is the wish of the British and British Guiana Governments to make it symbolic of their contempt for the Guyanese people, and a grim reminder of the unfortunate events of May 25/26, 1964 and their aim to keep the Guyanese people divided.”Arguably, most Guyanese do not know about what happened in the Wismar-Christiansburg-Mackenzie area on and about May 26, 1964. Thus one “celebrates” independence without questioning the historical significance of the May 26 date.Over the last 50 years, this information has been suppressed. Books are published, history classes taught, articles written, and speeches made while ignoring the atrocities that occurred; and, naturally, their resulting consequences still undermine institutions in Guyana, including the ideas of democracy and self-rule.While the extent of the complete damage is still unknown, the Guyanese people should know that on May 26, 1964, hundreds of Guianese East Indians, including children, found themselves fleeing with their trauma, hunger, and significant injuries on two steamers — M.V. Barima and the R.H. Carr — travelling 60 miles down the Demerara River from the Wismar-Christiansburg-Mackenzie area to Georgetown.Most of their possessions, including livestock and land, were looted or uncompensated for.On May 26, 1964, over 200 homes and businesses owned by Guianese East Indians were burned down or were still burning. On May 26, 1964, scores emerged out of the jungle, where they had hidden overnight, to flee on the steamers. On May 26, 1964, women were admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital to undergo surgery, having been sexually violated. On May 26, 1964, bodies of persons murdered lay in the Mackenzie hospital morgue, still to be examined by a pathologist, et cetera.There is absolutely no logical or patriotic reason for this date to have been chosen. Today, there are persons who survived these atrocities and have every right to celebrate Guyana’s independence, but cannot do so for obvious reasons.It is time to stop living and celebrating a farce. The calendar has more than 300 days from which the political powers that be may choose a new date (to celebrate) independence; (one) that is not characterized by violence, disrespect, division, racism, murder, arson, and sabotage. It is time that the PPP, having publicly objected to the May 26 date, articulate this issue in the National Assembly.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertab
Chris Kirkland has told talkSPORT Brendan Rodgers WILL get it right at Liverpool.The Anfield boss has relieved the pressure on his shoulders in the past week with a Capital One Cup quarter-final win over Bournemouth and a 2-2 Premier League draw at home to Arsenal.And Kirkland, who spent five years at Anfield, has no doubts the northern Irishman can continue to steer his side on an upward curve.“Brendan will get it right,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “He’s got the backing of the board.“They signed a lot of new players last summer and it will take time for those players to settle in and to start playing the way he wants them to.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsA teacher or student can touch the screen with an electronic pen to write on it. A finger can be used to move objects around. Highlands’ fifth graders all use Palm Pilot PDAs to do their work. About half the fifth-graders use Palm Pilots purchased by their parents, but the school also has enough of its own to make sure all others have access. “I love that we don’t have to write everything down anymore,” fifth-grader Diorella Dizon said. “It’s cool. It turns the work into a game,” said Aidan Danahy. Using the smartboard, DeAmicis conducted a place-value lesson for her fifth-graders on Monday morning. DeAmicis wrote a math problem on the screen using electronic markers, then used a free downloaded program to work on the math, made readily available by the universities who design the programs. DeAmicis dragged representational cubes to represent decimal-point values and quickly erased her work with a fingertip. The youngsters sat in a circle, quickly raising their hands for a chance to come up and use their interactive computer system. The Palm Pilots are also out and about during the lecture, with children writing down notes and typing text with foldable infrared keyboards. DeAmicis downloads the free programs to teach her interactive lessons, finding Web pages and Internet images to supplement her lectures. DeAmicis sends homework assignments to each child’s Palm Pilot, sometimes assigning the child to continue working with parents at home on the programs used in class. But DeAmicis said pen and paper are still not obsolete. She does not accept an excuse that a child could not do homework because a Palm Pilot crashed. “Well, if their software fails, they can still grab paper and a pencil and do it,” she said. She said teachers need to realize that computers are not only attractive to kids, but also instruments on which they are at ease. “These kids are digital natives, and we are the immigrants,” DeAmicis said. “They are already using computers while playing video games or surfing the Net. This is a way to get them to use these tools in a way they would need to in the workplace.” While the Palm Pilots are in use only in fifth-grade classrooms, the smartboards are in 13 classrooms and expected in all the rest, except for kindergarten, by the end of the school year. Each costs about $2,200. Money to buy them has come from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, the city of Santa Clarita and the U.S. Department of Education, which also helped pay for the Palm Pilots. Highlands’ Parent Faculty Organization has promised to provide an additional $19,200, and the rest of the funding will come from the Saugus Union School District’s modernization money, set aside for technology.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – At Highlands Elementary School, the classrooms are changing with the times. Four years after installing the first computerized touch-screen “smartboard” and handing out the first Palm Pilot, the school for children in first through sixth grades is preparing to fill the rest of its classrooms with the interactive boards to help prepare youngsters for the future. “Kids need to not only be comfortable using computers, but they need to know how to use these tools effectively in the workplace,” said fifth-grade teacher Bonita DeAmicis, who was among the first teachers to use computer tools in the classroom at Highlands and now trains other teachers on using them. Smartboards are used like chalkboards or marker boards, but instead of chalk or erasable markers, teachers use computers on their desks, and the screen itself is computerized.
8. Joris Gnagnon (Rennes) – Potential rating = 86 15. Vincent Thill (Metz) – Potential rating = 85 – Click the right arrow above to see the top 15 Ligue 1 wonderkids on FIFA 18… 3. Youri Tielemans (Monaco) – Potential rating = 90 15 11. Tanguy Ndombele (Amiens) – Potential rating = 86 10. Kelvin Amian Adou (Toulouse) – Potential rating = 86 4. Alban Lafont (Toulouse) – Potential rating = 89 15 15 12. Malcom (Bordeaux) – Potential rating = 85 1. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – Potential rating = 94 As the full release of FIFA 18 draws closer, EA Sports are teasing us by revealing their top-rated players.These are obviously the best of the best and so far we have seen 100-81, 80-61, 60-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, and 10-1. And now the best wonderkids have been revealed, but who are the top Ligue 1 starlets? Click the right arrow above to find out…Do you agree with these ratings?FIFA 18 ratings: Top 10 dribblers, including Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Cristiano RonaldoFIFA 18 ratings: Top 10 sharp shooters, including Ronaldo, Messi, and Ibrahimovic 15 15 15 9. Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain) – Potential rating = 86 15 15 6. Issa Diop (Toulouse) – Potential rating = 87 15 13. Vincent Koziello (Nice) – Potential rating = 85 7. Ismaila Sarr (Rennes) – Potential rating = 87 14. Jordi Mboula (Monaco) – Potential rating = 85 15 15 2. Thomas Lemar (Monaco) – Potential rating = 91 15 15 15 15 5. Lucas Tousart (Lyon) – Potential rating = 87
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts worried they have may have gummed up a successful job connecting an addition to the international space station Tuesday when a bolt, spring and washer floated free. Astronaut Joe Tanner was working with the bolt when it sprang loose, floated over the head of Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and skittered across the 17 1/2-ton box-like truss that they were hooking up. While the washer went out into space safely, Tanner worried the bolt and spring could get into the truss’s wiring and tubing and causing problems. “Not a good thing,” Tanner said. “Let’s hope it doesn’t end up somewhere in the mechanism. “I don’t see it anywhere.” NASA managers were examining whether the lost bolt would be a problem. Space debris can be dangerous if it punctures space station walls or spacesuits and can jam crucial mechanisms. However, spacewalkers have a long history of losing material in space. In July, Discovery spacewalkers lost a 14-inch-long spatula that floated away. Mission Control later told the Atlantis crew not to worry: “We don’t think it’s going to be a problem.” “I just hope that bolt is on its way to Mother Earth right now and not on its way” to a crucial joint in the addition, Tanner replied. The free-flying bolt marred an otherwise successful and speedy six-hour, 26-minute spacewalk Tuesday morning.Two other spacewalks are planned for later this week. “You did a phenomenal job and set the bar very high for the rest of the assembly,” Pam Melroy radioed from Mission Control when the spacewalk ended late Tuesday morning. Tanner and Piper zipped through a jam-packed list of arduous but mundane construction tasks, putting NASA ahead of schedule in connecting the addition. With extra time, Mission Control assigned them half a dozen extra jobs of bolt removing and cover unlatching that would have been part of a Thursday spacewalk. That’s when the bolt got lost. Atlantis astronauts Dan Burbank and Steve MacLean will head into space on Wednesday. The spacewalk was a first for rookie astronaut Piper, who joined an elite club of female spacewalkers. Only six other women have participated in 159 U.S. spacewalks, and only one has gone on any of the 118 Russian spacewalks. A major reason for the lack of female spacewalkers is the spacesuit, which isn’t designed for small sizes, said Piper, who is 5-foot-10. “If you fit in a suit then the easier it is to work,” she said. Before they started, astronauts MacLean and Jeff Williams, from inside the space lab, used the robotic arm to install the 45-foot addition on the left side of the space station’s truss system. Two solar arrays will be unfurled from the truss on Thursday. The spacewalk started a short time later at 5:17 a.m. EDT. Tanner was first to enter the void of space tethered to the space station, followed by Piper. “Welcome to the world of EVAs,” Tanner told Piper, using the NASA term for spacewalks – extra vehicular activities. “Aaah. Wonderful,” Piper responded. Tanner and Piper then started connecting wiring and cables to the $372 million truss segment that was moved Monday from space shuttle Atlantis’ cargo bay to the space station’s robotic arm. Wearing bulky suits and gloves, the spacewalking electricians also installed and disconnected bolts, connected tubes and activated latches – tasks that had to be performed quickly so the electronic components do not get cold. The team worked briskly, at one point putting themselves so far ahead of the schedule that Mission Control reminded them to take a break. “The team is working hard to keep up with you guys,” Mission Control said.
Activities include: Christmas crafts and games for children of all ages Gift wrapping provided by Jr. Leaders for a donation Bake sale benefiting the Jr. Leader Program Free hot cocoa and candy canes Guest appearance by Santa!Information on enrolling in 4-H will be available, including computers to enroll that night. If you have questions, please call 812-883-4601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’re invited to the 4-H Jr. Leader Christmas Carnival on Thursday, December 12th from 6-8 p.m. in the Lower Level of the Washington County Government Building.This event is open to the public.Come any time between 6 and 8 and stay as long as you like.
Mildred J. Huffman, 86, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the Timbers of Jasper in Jasper, Indiana.She was born October 29, 1933, in Lanesville, Indiana, to the late Walter Q. and Hester Jane Lyskowinski Gresham.She was a member of The Corydon Moose Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles OldCapitol Aerie #2794. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee “Shorty” Huffman; her parents; her brothers, Charles and Kenneth; and her sister, Mary.Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn S. Morris of Pekin, Indiana; her twin sister, Wilma Olson of El Mirage, Arizona; and her grandchildren, Tina Gill of Salem, Indiana, Mindy Morris of Vallonia, Indiana, Mike Taylor of Marysvile, Indiana, and Steve Taylor of Pekin.Funeral services will be private at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Deputy Thomas Pringle has called Fianna Fail’s support for a single household charge to be introduced in 2019 as a double-cross.He says the FF party has revealed its true colours in light of the Expert Commission’s Report on water charges published this week.“The flig-flopping of Fianna Fáil’s position on water charges has changed time and time again. Originally it was all about setting up the foundation for water charges while they were in Government, then onto outright opposition to water charges in an attempt to absorb the work of communities who protested against water charges in a show of solidarity of the people. “What they are proposing now with the merging of property and water taxes is nothing short of a ‘Super Tax’ in an effort to achieve their original goal of direct water charges. No doubt they were unhappy with the Water Commission’s Report as it did not vindicate their push for direct taxation of the use of water, something they have always wanted along the way.”The Killybegs-based politician said that as a member of the Special Committee on Water Charges, he will be pushing for water to be paid through general taxation, far from the ‘Super Tax’ proposed by Fianna Fáil which they will no doubt be presenting at every opportunity throughout the course of the Water Committee’s work.“It will be obvious to many then that the best interests of the people are far from Fianna Fáil’s minds. Once again we see Fianna Fáil double-crossing the people and revealing itself as a party we simply cannot trust” concludes Pringle.Pringle slates Fianna Fail’s support for single household charge was last modified: November 30th, 2016 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)