Region Braces for Blustery Blizzard

first_imgA major, high-impact blizzard is heading our way that could dump 1-2 feet of snow in the Two Rivers region by Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Blizzard Warning for coastal Monmouth from noon Monday through 6 p.m. Tuesday.As shoppers jammed supermarkets Sunday for provisions, authorities issued alerts to residents reminding residents to move cars into driveways for snowplows. Some schools announced closures and many announced early dismissal on Monday, ahead of the heavier snow expected Monday night into Tuesday.According to the forecast from the National Weather Service, the Red Bank area may see 1-3 inches of snow on Monday. On Tuesday, there will be periods of strongly gusting winds and heavy snow. The area could see 18-24 inches of snow by the end of the storm on Tuesday afternoon.With the potential threat of heavy snow and 40-50 mph strong winds knocking out power Monday night, JCP&L took to Twitter to inform customers that it has already activated its storm restoration plan. Additional line and forestry crews are on standby, said the utility.The following private schools announced closures: Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft; Mater Dei Prep and Trinity Hall in Middletown; and St. John Vianney in Holmdel. There will be early dismissal at Red Bank Catholic in Red Bank, Mother Teresa Regional in Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.Among public schools systems announcing early dismissal for Monday with announcements on their homepages are Middletown, Hazlet, Union Beach, Keyport, Holmdel, Red Bank, Red Bank Charter School, Oceanport, Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth Beach and Little Silver,As of Monday morning at 7:24 a.m., Shrewsbury Borough Schools had not called for early dismissal, saying officials will monitor conditions and contact parents with any change.Rumson schools have cancelled a PARCC Parent Workshop, scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday.Garbage pickup in Red Bank has also been suspended for Tuesday and Wednesday.Monmouth County government is advising residents to check on neighbors, charge cell phones, check the batteries in flashlights and “follow” their local officials online for updates.This story will evolve as the snowstorm approaches. Please share information from your town to the comments below.last_img read more

Bombers blast past J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsFreshman point guard Garrett Perry had a breakout game as the L.V. Rogers Bombers blasted the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 76-44 in Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball League action Thursday night at the Hangar.Perry checked in with 20 points, but it was his fine distribution of the ball that caught the attention of Bomber head coach Blair D’Andrea.“Garrett stepped up at the point guard position,” D’Andrea said. “He hasn’t been playing with a lot of confidence of late but tonight he distributed the ball well and hit a lot of his shots.”“He deserved the 20 points he got tonight,” he added.Bombers turned a close game early into an easy win, especially after struggling Tuesday against Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Jason D’Andrea led all scorers with 24 points, including three from three-point land. John Zak had 18 points before spraining an ankle.Maverick Seed was a force on the boards for LVR. Jesse Zak also left the game with an ankle injury.“I’m happy with my UN (United Nations) team on the bench,” D’Andrea said with a chuckle. “They (David Chen, Jae Tak and Leonard Batubura) all chipped in with valuable floor time.”LVR is idle until Feb. 4-5 when the Bombers host a four-team tournament. The event is combined with four girls teams.On the boy’s side are Mount Sentinel, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and Kalamalka Lakers of [email protected]last_img read more

Men’s Soccer’s MacLeod Selected As Senior CLASS Award Candidate

first_imgThe Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.  Print Friendly Version To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Of the 60 candidates, 29 have grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher, 13 are returning All-Americans and 12 are on the preseason watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which recognizes the top player in collegiate soccer. Outside of academics and athletics, all candidates also have been consistently involved in community service on their campus or in their communities. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. MacLeod, a goalkeeper, has started all 10 games in the net for the Bulldogs this season. He is a health sciences major and owns a 3.50 grade point average. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –  Senior Darrin MacLeod (Waterloo, Ontario) of the Drake University men’s soccer has been selected as a candidate for the 2016 Senior CLASS award. MacLeod is one of sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and was selected as a candidate for the prestigious award. Each of the two candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. ?last_img read more

Pablo proves she’s all worth it

first_imgLast year, Pablo inked a P4.6 million five-year deal with Pocari. And she has consistently proven that she’s all worth it.Meanwhile, Game 1 of the men’s finals between Cignal TV and Mega Builders is also slated this Wednesday at 1 p.m.The top two teams forged the duel after sweeping Sta. Elena and Philippine Air Force, respectively, in the Final Four. —JASMINE W. PAYOSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We just kept the faith and showed teamwork,” said Pablo after the Lady Warriors kept their bid for a fourth straight championship alive on Sunday.Pablo finished with 22 points built on 20 attacks and two blocks in a stellar performance that earned her the Philips Gold-PVL Press Corps Player of the Week honors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe veteran open spiker bested BaliPure’s Aiko Urdas and Creamline’s Rosemarie Vargas for the weekly citation.In Pocari’s Game 1 loss to Air Force, 25-20, 25-19,25-20, the day before, Pablo still paced her squad with 13 points and seven digs. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ PSC backs Watanabe’s Tokyo Olympic bid FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Pocari and Air Force will battle for a title slot at 4 p.m. this Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Creamline and BaliPure, also tied at 1-1, collide in the other best-of-three Final Four series at 6:30 p.m.After the elimination round, Pablo emerged as one of the leading contenders for the Most Valuable Player award.The former National University stalwart led the scoring race with 143 points built on 128 spikes, 11 blocks and four service aces.Pablo also ranked second in the spiking department with a 39.75 percent success rating and wound up No. 9 in blocking with 0.42 average per set.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo It’s no longer a surprise who turned up when Pocari Sweat needed a win.Just a set away from elimination, the Lady Warriors banked on Pablo in crucial stretches to rally past Air Force, 25-22, 16-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12, and forge a do-or-die semifinal match in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Gareth Bale out, Robert Lewandowski in as Real Madrid CF face tough task against Bayern Munich

first_imgReal Madrid will be without Gareth Bale in their Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, while Robert Lewandowski is expected to start for Bayern. (Leicester seek to defy odds against Atletico, prolong dazzling 8-year ascent )Coach Zinedine Zidane said the Real Madrid forward has not fully recovered from a muscle injury in his right leg and will miss the second leg match at the Santiago Bernabeu. Defending champions Madrid beat Bayern 2-1 last week in Munich.”He will not play because we don’t want to take any risks,” Zidane said on Monday. “He wants to come back, he has been working hard. Hopefully he will be back for the El Clasico (against Barcelona) but it’s not certain yet. We will see how he progresses day by day.”Madrid host Barcelona in the Spanish league on Sunday in a key game for the title race. Madrid, seeking their first league title since 2012, have a three-point lead and a game in hand.Bale had to be substituted in the second half of the match against Bayern and missed the team’s Spanish league match at Sporting Gijon on Saturday.The Wales forward was out for nearly three months this season after a right ankle injury which he sustained in November 2016.Zidane did not say who will replace Bale, but Francisco “Isco” Alarcon – who scored twice to lead Madrid to a late 3-2 win over Sporting – is expected to start. Among Zidane’s other options are Marco Asensio and Alvaro Morata.advertisement”We’ll see how we will play, if we will change our scheme or not,” Zidane said.Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti said Bale’s absence will not give his team much of an advantage.”They have plenty of good players to replace Bale,” Ancelotti said. “We are not going to worry about that.”Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored both the goals in the first-leg for Madrid in Munich, is set to start on Tuesday along with Karim Benzema.If Isco or Asensio play, Ronaldo and Benzema would be more isolated up front, while Morata would allow Zidane to keep three true forwards in the attack.Lewandowski, who hasn’t played since injuring his right shoulder against Borussia Dortmund on April 8, is expected to make a comeback in the Bayern Munich squad against the Spanish table toppers.”Without a doubt he is a great player,” Madrid defensive midfielder Casemiro said of the Poland striker. But he added: “Bayern have a lot of quality players and a great squad, we can’t worry only about Lewandowski.”last_img read more

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino: We deserved Cardiff win for sheer effort

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: We deserved Cardiff win for sheer effortby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with the passion of his players for their 3-0 win at Cardiff City.Harry Kane had previously scored at least once against 27 of the 28 Premier League opponents he had faced, with Cardiff the solitary team he had failed to net against in three previous encounters.But Kane needed only two and a half minutes to put that record straight on New Year’s Day, and further goals from Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min provided a swift panacea to the pain of losing 3-1 at home to Wolves on Saturday.Pochettino said: “We felt disappointed (after Wolves loss) and we wanted to show our energy from the beginning. After 20 minutes we showed how we wanted to play and were clinical.”We suffered with four games in 10 days. I want to congratulate the players. I’m so pleased with the effort.”Today we showed great energy and maturity that we want. Now we need to keep that level and consistency throughout the season if we want to be there and fight for big things.”It’s a crazy fixture (list) – its normal that in some games we can drop our mental energy. We were so relaxed and kept calm, it was so important. We showed Wolves was just an accident.”The most important thing is to find a way to be consistent if we want to be a contender. We need to believe more in us. We are in a process of doing fantastic things.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoNeville: Man Utd don’t need Rice

first_imgNeville: Man Utd don’t need Riceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says they don’t need West Ham United defensive midfielder Declan Rice.Neville believes Rice can develop into a ‘fantastic’ player but not sure if he’s the player that United need.”Would I say yes now at 80million, 90 million? I’m not feeling that personally at this moment in time,” he told Sky Sports.”But am I seeing a really good player who could potentially develop into something fantastic for the next ten years? Yes. I really do think that.“But do United need another player? They’ve already got Matic, they’ve already got McTominay who are doing a similar role to what I see Rice doing.“ TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Northern Manitoba band opens checkstop to nab illegal booze drugs

first_imgKathleen Martens APTN News“So, can we search your vehicle?” is not what you expect to hear entering a community in Canada.But that’s what greets you at the main entrance to Norway House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.It’s part of a multi-thousand-dollar crackdown on illegal drugs and alcohol coming into the dry reserve.“If you refuse you have to turn around,” said security guard George Folster, one of the black-suited guards at the $600,000 station.The “voluntary searches” came into effect Feb. 24 as part of a sweeping safety bylaw, Folster added.Between March 1-22, a team of around-the-clock guards and safety officers checked 1,606 vehicles carrying 4,106 people.“It’s in our bylaw that everybody’s searched,” said Folster’s partner Fred Keam, “and we’re trying to enforce that bylaw.”The guards are equipped with handcuffs, pepper spray and batons. They are also in radio contact with the nearest RCMP detachment “in case something major happens.”The checkpoint opened in the midst of band elections last month. Some in the community of about 6,000 say it cost long-time chief Ron Evans his job.“It was brought up before the vote,” said Norway House member Jeff Muskego. “Some people don’t like it.“But the way I see it, this is very good for the community. Safety is Number 1.”Newly elected Chief Larson Anderson admits he’s coming in blind and only learning about the $500,000 annual operating cost now. His new band council plans to give the checkstop a few months before deciding its fate but says he’s not a fan.“My thoughts were it was a waste of money,” he said. “Our community has a lot of needs.”The brown brick building is equipped with computer monitors and surveillance cameras that wouldn’t be out of place at a real border crossing.Only, in this case, it’s approximately 450 kilometres north of Winnipeg.(This new, $600,000 checkpoint opened in February at the main entrance to Norway House.)Keam says they catalogue seizures before dumping booze at the side of the road and handing drugs over to the RCMP. He says they also keep a record of each vehicle and who was in it.“We want to have a clean, safe community,” he said. “There’s a lot of dangers out there.”And, some weapons.Guards say it was an exciting day when they recovered a .357 magnum someone threw into the bush near the checkpoint.“Since this checkstop’s opened I feel more secure at home,” added Muskego, a butcher at the community grocery store.“I see violence is kind of dropping a little. And I see there’s not that much activity now at nights.Dave Williamson, an instructor at the Norway House campus of the University College of the North, agrees.“The alcohol is a concern largely because of the violence that’s associated with it,” he said after consenting to a search of his car.“The drugs is a concern because of the gang activity that’s attached to it. This is a good starting point.”(Illegal alcohol seized on the dry reserve of Norway House in northern Manitoba.)Keam hopes the checkpoint succeeds despite the pushback.“Some people get aggressive towards us,” added Keam. “And they tell us, ‘No, you can’t do that. You have no right doing this to us. You’re not real officers.’“My response would be, ‘Well, everybody goes through it. It’s not just you.’”The security team already has a couple of files open that may lead to alcohol-related criminal charges.Keam says they’ve made 20 confiscations although he’s worried some drugs are still getting through.“Lately we haven’t been finding drugs. I wish we had a canine (officer) to help us,” he said.But Anderson says the checkpoint won’t stop contraband coming in via winter roads and summer waterways that surround the community on the bank of the Nelson River.He wants the Manitoba government to pony up some of the operating expenses from liquor tax on suds sold just outside the community.Keam says he grew up amid alcohol abuse in Norway House, which is home to about 6,000 people, and wants something different for his four-year-old son.“It’s kind of tough, too, when you have members from your own community trying to come through here saying, ‘You can’t search me ‘cause I’m from home,’” he said.“I say, ‘I may have to send you back or wait until the RCMP show up to do a search on you.’ Then most of them just get out and say. ‘Fine, do what you got to do.’”But he says that’s why the checkpoint was put in place. To help curb the number of calls to police, which he says numbered well into the hundreds.(Safety officer Fred Keam asks to search a vehicle driven by Dave Williamson.) Muskego says he’s for anything that cuts down on cocaine and meth amphetamine sold in the community, along with related gang activity, guns and alcohol use.But Anderson believes a trained squad targeting “known drug dealers” would be more effective than a checkstop. He says a five- to 10-member unit would enter band-owned housing and seal it until police arrive – an approach he says he is discussing with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.“We do want to stop the sale of alcohol illegally on reserve, as well as the drugs that are flowing into our community,” he said.In the meantime, motorists who are not from Norway House but need to pass through can transport a small amount of alcohol for personal use by showing [email protected]last_img read more