BILL NEAL• If you’re reading this now, you still have time to do two important things:#1 – Get your child to the Armon Gilliam/Leroy “Free” Freeman Memorial Hard Work Basketball Camp at the Penn Hills YMCA. $25 covers supervision. Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th. T-Shirt, certificate and games. Call 412-628-4856 for more information.#2 – The Par-Tay is on. The 40 year anniversary reunion party for the Connie Hawkins League All Players, Coaches and Wanna-Be’s are welcome. $10 at the door, cash bar, 50/50, “Come Fly with the Hawk One More Time!”• By now you know your Bucs, aka Pittsburgh Pirates, are in trouble, but that being said, they’re only 2½ games out. Coach Clint Hurdle will bring them around and they will make that wild card. Take it to the bank. But know Little Johnny, there will be no World Series this year. That you can cash as well!• For the record, “Cutch” ain’t “Cutch” right now, but he will turn it around . . . the great ones always do. And ladies and gentlemen, Andrew McCutchen is a great one.• The answer to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ problem of Martavis Bryant not playing this season due to stupidity is . . . Antonio Brown! Just throw him Bryant’s balls.• I tell you this every year, but when it’s Steelers time, the Pirates become a second thought. Right here, right now . . . It’s Steelers time. First pre-season game is Friday, August 12th against the Detroit Lions. Super Bowl #7 – HERE WE COME!!!
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BY DOMINICK RINELLI JR.Correspondent WEST LONG BRANCH — Only two seconds were remaining on the game clock at Kessler Field, and the Monmouth University Hawks were tied 13-13 with the Albany Great Danes in Northeast Conference football action on Nov. 12. Monmouth had the ball at the Albany 10-yard line and their season came down to one play. Fred Weingart, a sophomore who had already connected on two field goals of 30 yards or more in the game, walked onto the field for his third attempt of the day, from 26 yards out. The Blue and White held their breath on the sideline while Albany’s team was yelling and trying to distract the second-year kicker. The ball left Weingart’s foot and began traveling through the air. As time expired, the ball split the uprights and the referees signaled the kick was good to give the Hawks a 16-13 victory in their final game in 2005, and improve their overall record to 6-4 to go along with a 4-3 mark in NEC play. “It was a great win for our kids,” said head coach Kevin Callahan. “I’m very happy with them and for them to end the season like that. I’m very proud of the way they played.” The game-winning kick capped off a seven-play, 45-yard drive that ticked the final 1:11 off the clock and was set up by an interception by senior David Jiles. Jiles picked off an errant thrown ball by Albany’s Brett Hall, who was leading the Great Danes to within scoring distance, trying to take the lead and steal the game. “Coach [Callahan] was telling me they like to go to 85 [sophomore Irani DeAraujo] a lot,” said Jiles. “On the coverage we had a guy playing underneath, so I was just on top and happened to read the quarterback pretty well on that play. It fell right into my hands.” The Hawks finished tied for third place in the NEC rankings with Albany, and finished behind Central Connecticut State and Stony Brook, who tied for first place to claim the NEC Championship — a crown that Callahan has been familiar with hearing as his team earned a share of the title in 2003 and 2004. Monmouth’s 2005 campaign featured a four-game winning streak to give them a 4-1 record halfway through the season, but the team struggled through their second half of the season, dropping three of its last five games. Junior quarterback Brian Boland totaled 2,334 passing yards on the season to become the new single-season leader in the respective category at Monmouth. The QB also broke the completions record in a season with 188, raised his own record of touchdown passes in a season to 21, and also set a record for total offense in one season with 2,518 yards. Junior wide receiver Adam San Miguel became only the second player in Monmouth history to end the year with 50 or more receptions, as he finished 2005 with 51 catches for 569 yards and three touchdowns. Senior receiver standout Miles Austin, who suffered an injury to hamper his final campaign for the Hawks, was still productive in the eight games he appeared in as he finished with 49 receptions for 1,004 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. He became the career leader in pass receptions (150), reception yardage (2,867) and touchdown receptions (33) at Monmouth. As for next season, Callahan is not worried about the group that will be returning to wear the Blue and White. “We’ve got a good nucleus returning from this team,” he said. “We will miss our seniors and the guys that have used up all of their eligibility, because they have been part of a lot of great wins and seasons here at Monmouth.” By finishing 2005 with a victory, the Hawks enter the postseason brimming with optimism and will be determined to work hard in the off-season to battle for an NEC Championship in 2006. “I’m happy for the guys who are returning because as David [Jiles] said, this is a type of win that can kind of be a springboard into the offseason,” Callahan said. BY DOMINICK RINELLI JR. Correspondent
“It’s just the beginning,” Michael St. Pierre, one of the attorneys representing nearly 300 fire survivors and victims’ relatives who have sued in federal court, said Wednesday. The fire began when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable sound-absorbing foam around the stage and the club’s walls. The foam quickly spread the blaze throughout the one-story roadhouse. Among the companies that have tentatively agreed to settle are a manufacturer of soundproofing material, a manufacturer and vendor of pyrotechnics, the company that leased the building to club owners Jeffrey and Michael Derderian, and an alarm company, according to court papers. By Eric Tucker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Several defendants being sued by relatives of the 100 people killed in a 2003 nightclub fire have tentatively agreed to a $13.5 million settlement. The settlements, if approved by a judge, would be the first in what the plaintiffs hope will be several agreements with dozens of defendants in the lawsuits stemming from the Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick. The fire also injured 200 people. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Final designs for a plan to meld potential improvements at five city-owned properties in Rancho Palos Verdes will be unveiled Saturday to the City Council and the public. The goal of the so-called Vision Plan is to improve access to the coastal parcels and link key destinations around the city. At Saturday’s meeting, city planners and urban designers will present the projects and aesthetic motifs for Lower Point Vicente, Gateway Park, Del Cerro Park, Upper Point Vicente and Abalone Cove. The plan, in the works since June 2006, will go to the council for final approval in February. Adoption of the Vision Plan does not necessarily mean any of the projects will get the green light. Instead, the plans will serve as a blueprint for what the community would like to see developed on the sites and give the city a better chance of securing grants. Upper Point Vicente: The 22acres of nonpreserve area that now includes City Hall, the temporary bungalows of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Senior Center and the Nike missile area would become the civic and cultural heart of Rancho Palos Verdes. A cultural arts center, enhanced City Hall facilities, a “village green” amphitheater and veterans memorial are among the proposed developments. Abalone Cove: This shoreline park would get a face-lift in the form of new restrooms, improved parking lot, better public access to beaches and new amenities like picnic benches, signs and trail heads. email@example.com 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We’ve learned that to be eligible for grant funds it’s important to be part of a regional plan that has gone through a public review process,” said Joel Rojas, the city’s director of planning, building and code enforcement. Here’s a look at some of the projects in the Vision Plan: Del Cerro Park: Plans for the park with a sweeping view of the Palos Verdes Peninsula include the construction of a concrete donor recognition wall and a handicap-accessible decomposed granite trail as well as a welcome sign and stone-clad bench seating along the proposed trail route. Lower Point Vicente: A companion animal center funded by the Annenberg Foundation is the big project for this seaside bluff. The center would house animal medical facilities, a pet adoption center and animal training programs. The area also could feature an educational center with a lecture hall and bereavement garden for people who have recently lost a pet. An outdoor exhibit area would re-create an American Indian village and provide an interactive archaeological dig for children. Gateway Park: An equestrian park with a riding ring, conditioning track, corrals and cross-country riding area are proposed for this 25-acre area of the Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve. The project area lies within the boundaries of the city’s landslide moratorium so the educational center and restrooms proposed for the site would not have permanent foundations. More picnic benches and a trail head also are included in the design plans.
The success of the recently refurbished Donegal Mart reflected its very successful management and the commitment of its shareholders to provide a most effective sales service for farmers, says MEP Marian Harkin.The politician officially opened the newly refurbished Mart in Donegal town on Friday.She told donegaldaily.com today: “At a time of severe economic difficulty it is most heartening to see a board of a livestock mart prepared to invest in the infrastructure necessary to assure an effective marketing outlet for livestock in south and west Donegal for the future. “Investment in livestock marts represents a commitment to service rather than an opportunity for profit and, as such, reflects great credit on all concerned. The successful ongoing operation of marts requires management of a high order and in Donegal Manager Eimear McGuiness has been central to the Mart’s development and to creating the environment for shareholders to invest in improvements.“Donegal is probably unique in that two of the managers of its successful livestock marts in Donegal town and Raphoe are women, Eimear McGuiness and Ann Harkin in Raphoe. There is obviously no gender border in Donegal.“The narrow margins earned in livestock requires management of a high order involving the balancing of the need for profit while ensuring a competitive and effective service for farmers. The provision of the improvements to Donegal Mart would not be possible without the existence of committed shareholders and the excellent management required to ensure that this essential infrastructure for the livestock trade will be there for the future.“Farmers need to have cost effective services especially at difficult times, such as the present, with severe weather problems and increased farm input costs. They also need a successful outcome to the ongoing CAP reform discussions. The European Parliament is determined with the European Commission to preserve the same level of budget for agriculture. The central issue for us in the Parliament is to reject the attempt to reduce the CAP budget by up to 10%. The Parliament will not agree to a new CAP without the overall EU budget being determined and, in my involvement in the Agriculture Committee, I will with colleagues be strong in implementing the new co-decision powers of the Parliament. In regard to direct payments to farmers for the future it will be important to continue to incentivise production while at the same time ensuring a fair outcome for all. “I congratulate all who have contributed to this most heartening development at Donegal Mart which I am confident will repay the commitment involved with enhanced business and a secure outlet for farmers output for the future”, Marian Harkin MEP concluded. MEP’S HIGH PRAISE FOR REFURBISHED DONEGAL MART – AND THE WOMEN BEHIND SUCCESS was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MEP’S HIGH PRAISE FOR REFURBISHED DONEGAL MART
2. Roberto Firmino v Eric Bailly – Firmino has been the preferred option as a false no.9 for Jurgen Klopp, and the Brazilian will be hoping to take advantage of the sometimes reckless decision-making of Bailly. Difficult to man-mark, keeping track of Firminos movement will be a test for Uniteds back-line, particularly their newest defensive recruit. 6 5. Joel Matip v Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Ibrahimovic is a handful for the toughest of central defenders, and will arguably be the biggest challenge of Matips Liverpool career, so far. The Swede hasnt been in the best form of late, with his last goal in the Premier League arriving in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on 10 September. But capable of hitting the back of the net from anywhere on the pitch and the man for the big occasion, the 35-year-old isnt to be taken lightly. 6 6 1. Jordan Henderson v Paul Pogba – read all about their battle below, then click the arrow above, right, to check out five more that could decide tonight’s clash – The main men in midfield for each team. Henderson and Pogba will arguably be the most important players for their respective managers at Anfield. With Henderson, itll be a case of more of the same from the hard-working England international, but for Pogba, Jose Mourinho will expect to see the finest performance in a United shirt from the Frenchman. The gegenpressing of Jurgen Klopps side will be the first real test of Pogbas ability and, more importantly, concentration. Key to frustrating the Reds intense play is to stop the ball getting into midfield and this is where Pogba must be the first to react. 6. Philippe Coutinho v Juan Mata – Its unlikely well see these two cross paths on the pitch very often, but they hold equally important roles for their respective teams. Given his form, Jose Mourinho may opt to stick with Mata in the no.10 role, leaving Wayne Rooney on the bench. Coutinho, meanwhile, is expected to begin in a forward position on the right flank. Both are arguably the most important sources of creativity to their side, and could be the most influential on the pitch. Liverpool and Manchester United go head-to-head in the Premier League tonight, kick off 20:00 BST.As ever with such a fiery meeting, much drama is expected on the field, as both sides set out to avoid defeat, at all costs.The players, even those new to squad, will know exactly how important bragging rights for today’s clash will be and won’t be holding back on the pitch.So we’ve taken a look at the key battles to keep an eye out for at Anfield today – check out the top six by viewing the slideshow above. 6 4. Sadio Mane v Daley Blind – Luke Shaw is reportedly available for selection after a month on the sidelines, but Mourinho may prefer the safer option, at present, of starting Blind at left back. Mane may be relishing the prospect of facing the Dutchman. Arguably the best signing of the summer transfer window, the former Southampton man is one of the most dangerous forwards, currently, in the Premier League. His movement in attack could force Blind to stay back, halting his influence in the final third. 6 3. James Milner v Marcus Rashford – Rashford, in his senior career so far at Manchester United, has played without fear in games that can overwhelm even the most experienced of players with nerves. Its this that could see the 18-year-old start ahead of Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan tonight. If so, Milner should be concerned. Expected to play out wide, leaving Ibrahimovic up top, Rashford wont be afraid to repeatedly take the versatile midfielder on. 6
Among other vetoes Thursday: A bill by Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, that would have prohibited prison officials from basing housing assignments on race or ethnicity. The governor said in his veto message that SB814 isn’t needed because the state already is complying with a lawsuit settlement and a February U.S. Supreme Court ruling that state prisons cannot segregate inmates solely by race. A bill by Sen. Nell Soto, D-Pomona, that would have allowed the Department of Health Services to give greater weight to health effects in setting drinking water standards. Schwarzenegger said the measure, SB187, “ignores the necessity to consider economic and technological feasibility” when adopting those standards. Legislation by Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, that would have required health insurance plans to cover hearing aids for children. Schwarzenegger contended SB1223 could add to health care costs. A bill by Assemblyman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, that would have phased in tougher water-saving standards for new toilets. Schwarzenegger said the lower-flush toilets required by AB2496 needed more study. Among bills he approved: He signed six bills and an executive order relating to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The executive order and SB1574by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, create a cabinet-level committee and an independent task force to develop a management plan and examine risks to the delta ranging from climate change to earthquakes and changing land uses. The related delta bills include AB797, AB798, AB1245, AB1881 and AB2515.160Want 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 MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible“Until the REAL ID Act is implemented and the federal government adopts comprehensive immigration reform, it is inappropriate to move forward with state law in this area,” Schwarzenegger said in his veto message. This was lawmakers’ eighth attempt at legalizing driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. Former Gov. Gray Davis signed one of Cedillo’s bills in 2003, but it was repealed by lawmakers after voters recalled Davis and Schwarzenegger was elected to replace him. Cedillo promised to push the legislation again next year. “I am disappointed he has decided to put forth his personal agenda rather than doing what is right for the people of California,” Cedillo said in a telephone interview. Schwarzenegger is racing to beat a Saturday deadline to act on legislation sent to him before lawmakers adjourned last month. He has signed 590bills and vetoed 69, and has 503bills remaining on his desk. SACRAMENTO – For the second time in two years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have allowed illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses. The governor said the state should wait for federal regulations designed to combat terrorism. The federal government first needs to draft guidelines for the REAL ID Act passed after the 2001 terrorist attacks before California takes action related to its main identification cards, he said. The bill’s author, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, said his legislation complies with the federal law, although he acknowledged it goes beyond what federal law requires. His bill, SB 1162, provides for security measures and a special mark showing that the license is held by an illegal immigrant. Schwarzenegger said his administration is working with federal officials to develop the U.S. regulations and get money to pay for complying with the federal law.