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Sea Bright Readying For Record Fireworks Turnout

first_imgSEA BRIGHT – Police Chief John Sorrentino is wondering what to expect at – and how to plan for – this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display and the accompanying crowd.“To be honest with you, we don’t know how big it’s going to be,” Sorrentino said.With Red Bank and Rumson opting out of having a fireworks display this year, Sea Bright may experience a much greater turnout for their fireworks than ever before.Red Bank’s show, coordinated with Rumson’s, had become the largest one in the state, drawing more than 100,000 people annually.Without those two displays, Sorrentino and Sea Bright officials are wondering if their community will become the go-to closest location to watch the fireworks.“We’re trying to figure out how best to police it and secure it with our fire department and our first aid and our office of emergency management,” Sorrentino said. “But to say we’re going to have ‘x’ amount of people here, we just don’t know. We never had it before.”The borough has been having its annual display since the early 1990s, Sorrentino estimated. And each year the small oceanfront community would experience pretty substantial crowds. “Just under normal fireworks conditions, when the fireworks go off we’re basically at full capacity,” with the beach clubs crammed with members and guests, and the municipal beach “maxed out,” the chief said.“So, now if you’re talking about adding people to it, where are those people going to go?”The parking situation is usually at capacity as well, and Sorrentino suspected there could be a large number of pedestrians who coming into town from Rumson by way of the bridge spanning the Shrewsbury River.“And once they get in then they’re going to want to leave at the same time,” meaning traffic departing after the show will likely be huge, especially given that neighboring Long Branch has its fireworks display the same evening. “When you look at Sea Bright, we’re a barrier island,” he said, “so, there are only so many ways to get in and out and only so many places to put people.”In previous years the department has had about 12-15 officers on duty for the fireworks, along with the borough’s first responders. Sorrentino said he has asked the borough council to authorize doubling that number of officers, and for additional first responders to be available.That would require asking for assistance from other towns. While there’s no way to predict what the turnout will be, Sorrentino said, “Let’s put more people in town just in case.”He plans to reach out to state and county officials to discuss how to prepare for the occasion and help in what to expect and for boots on the ground. “I’m taking every bit of advice I can get.”The fireworks are produced by Fireworks Con­cepts, Wilmington, Delaware, with the beach clubs paying for the display, according to Deputy Borough Clerk Suzanne Branagan.The borough’s costs in the past have been about $12,000, which covered the cost of police overtime,public works employees, portable public restrooms and public entertainment, she said.This year, officials anticipate they will need approximately $20,000 to cover the additional costs, Branagan said.Borough Councilman Marc Leckstein said officials are asking for private donations for the fireworks. Those donations are tax deductible, Leckstein said, and checks should be made out to the Borough of Sea Bright/ Public Relations Trust, the entity the borough council formed this week.Branagan said she planned to ask local merchants for their support.“You know, it’s a good thing for the town. It’s good thing for the merchants and businesses. And people just love to see the fireworks.“Hopefully, with the help of our friends we can pull this off,” she said.last_img read more


Saints’ sniper earns player of week honour

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsSelkirk College forward Travis Herlein continues to be a force on the Saints, and for his scoring attributes, has now been recognized by the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League as Player of the Week.The former Golden Rocket sniper led the Saints offensive four goals during a recent road trip through the Thompson/Okanagan.
Herlein, 21, scored twice during Selkirk’s 8-5 loss to Thompson Rivers University WolfPack.The next night Herlein netted another pair, including goal number three that brought the Saints to within a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Okanagan Coyotes.Herlein now leads the Saints in scoring with six goals for eight points in 10 games.Herlein finished the 2009-10 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season with 23 goals and 20 assists.The Saints are idle until November 27th when the team travels to the Lower Mainland to face Trinity Western and the University of the Fraser Valley.  sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


Kootenay Ice host league leading Rockets in weekend series at Rossland

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice is back in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action Saturday and Sunday in Rossland.However, the competition doesn’t get any easier for the Major Midget club as first place Okanagan Rockets, featuring many Western Hockey League draft picks, come to the Golden City to face the Ice.The Rockets are tied for top spot with the Vancouver Northwest Giants, each with 16-3-1 records. Kootenay squandered a chance to move up in league standings this past weekend by playing to a pair of ties against Kamloops Blazers — 3-3 and 2-2.Spencer McLean of Montrose, Ryan Neil of Frutivale and Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar scored for the Ice, which failed to hold an early 2-0 advantage.Sunday, Kootenay rallied from a 2-1 deficit to pull even with the Blazers.Coy Provost of Kimberley and Tyler Steinberg of Cranbrook scored for the Ice.The weekend series begins Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in Rossland.Sunday the teams play at the Rossland Arena beginning at 9:15 a.m.last_img read more


Óscar Clemente renews with Atlético until 2022

first_imgAtlético makes sure to keep one of the great pearls of its quarry. Canarian Oscar Clemente, who debuted with the first team last Saturday against Eibar (the canterano number 32 under the orders of Simeone), has renewed his contract with the mattress team until the year 2022. At 20, Clemente is one of the figures of an Atleti B who leads the table of group I of Second Division B. Mediapunta, with talent and ball handling and much arrival, add eight goals in the league, the second top scorer of the team after the long-term injured Darío Poveda, another debutant with the first team this course. Clemente arrived at the Athletic Academy in 2013 and is one of the captains of the second rojiblanco team. “I am very happy to be in this great club, to whom I am very grateful for the trust they have placed in me. That a club like Atlético de Madrid bet on you is very, very important”Said the player on the official mattress website.last_img read more


Leadership style set up Daley for St James FA presidency

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:GREGORY DALEY says his all-inclusive approach contributed to the overwhelming manner in which he was returned as president of the St James Football Association.Daley was returned at Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making, and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change. We understand the culture they work under and help each club, administratively, to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development, and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” he added.Daley noted infrastructural development and upkeep, coaching, refereeing, discipline of players on and off the field as important areas that will be getting major attention.”We must come to understand what is the best way to reach these clubs, all of which, attract players, mainly from inner-city communities. So for us to get the best out of them it cannot be an ‘I said so, so it must be done’ approach,” Daley said in a clear reference to Powell’s perceived style of leadership.It is the second time in nearly four months that the Montego Bay United owner was losing a football-related election.FAILED BIDPowell failed in his bid to garner enough affiliate support in his move to challenge Jamaica Football Federation President Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.The tempestuous St James FA election of officers brought out a well-known secret that Powell was a man not afraid of speaking his mind, and he wasted little opportunity in letting the nearly 100 affiliate members hear his voice, calling into question the constitutionality of how things panned out.Bruce Gaynor, the outgoing general secretary came in for special attention from a heated Powell, who slammed his approach to how the night’s activity was to go down, but by time the votes were cast, a dejected Powell quietly left the Montego Bay Cricket Club, which hosted the night’s affair.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more


UAAP: FEU stuns Ateneo for share of second spot

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Adamson, which got handed its first loss by FEU, remained at the top spot with a 5-1 card.RELATED VIDEO Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Player of the Week: Paul Zamar proving worth for Blackwater Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “We played Ateneo without our top scorer, I want to give credit to my players because although we didn’t have a good start against Ateneo we still came back into the game,” said Racela.Ateneo had one last chance for the tie but Adrian Wong missed his last ditch triple as the buzzer soundedCani led FEU’s offense with 12 points with five rebounds, and six assists while Parker added nine points and eight boards.Iñigo and Biernes both had eight points for the Tamaraws.Angelo Kouame led Ateneo with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks while Raffy Verano, Thirdy Ravena, and Nieto all had eight points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ending their first round in a hot streak, the Tamaraws gained a share of the second place and tied the Blue Eagles at 5-2 at the end of the first round.Hubert Cani gave FEU a 61-56 lead with a ballsy three from the left wing with 1:16 left in the game but the Blue Eagles scrambled back to make it a three-point game, 61-58, after Mike Nieto’s layup a few seconds later.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Tamaraws then got a massive break with Jasper Parker coming away with the ball after a mad scramble and finding Richard Escoto for the open layup that gave FEU the 63-58 lead with 29.1 seconds left.FEU head coach OIsen Racela gave credit to his role players Rey Biernes and Axel Iñigo, who stepped up in the absence of Arvin Tolentino who was suspended for one game after his disqualifying foul on Adamson’s Sean Manganti in the Tamaraws’ previous game. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Far Eastern University stunned Ateneo, 63-60, to stretch its winning streak to three games Wednesday in the in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more


2 charged with murder of Triumph teen

first_imgLess than a week after young Devanand Sanichar, 13, was beaten to death, two men will be making a court appearance today after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) advised that they be charged with the capital offence.The police had initially arrested three persons; however, Crime Chief (Ag) Hugh Jessemy told Guyana Times on Thursday that detectives had approached the DPP and were advised to institute charges against two suspects.“So two persons will be going to court for the boy’s murder,” he stated.The two accused have been identified as Kevin Sahai, 20, and Raymond Wong, 27, both of the Triumph, East Coast Demerara.Sanichar of Lot 83-84 Plantain Walk West Half, Beterverwagting, ECD, was at a wedding with his family a few houses from his home when the incident occurred sometime around 23:30h on Sunday.It was reported that the teenager got into a fight with a group of men over a young lady and left the wedding house. He later returned with a cutlass when another argument ensued, during which one of the men relived him of the weapon and dealt him a chop to the head. Sanichar reportedly fell and was severely beaten with pieces of wood by several persons.The post-mortem examination on Sanichar’s body will be conducted today.On Monday, when this newspaper visited the home of the dead youth, his distraught mother Sukhdai Sanichar related that the prime suspect (Kevin) was a friend of her now dead son.“He come and call for meh son on Sunday…he did drunk, drunk…so I tell he that meh son wasn’t at home. We went at the wedding house and the same boy come to meh son and tell he to reach he outside,” the mother stated.She noted that her son left the wedding house and after a short while, she recalled her brother-in-law waving to her from the gate and she suspected something was amiss. The woman said as she reached the gate, she was told that her son was lying on the roadway in a pool of blood.In tears, Sanichar recounted that she ran to the area where her son was lying and attempted to hold him but was told that he was dead and she could not touch the body. “He had a chop pon he head and like a nail mark to he neck… blood went all ova,” she recalled.However, the family later received information that another friend of the now deadboy was among the gang that beat and killed him.last_img read more


President Weah Awarded “Pro-poor Crusader” in Nigeria

first_imgThe Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) based in the Federal Republic of Nigeria has awarded President George Weah “the Most Outstanding President on Pro-poor and Sustainable Development Crusader in Africa” for his Pro-poor and development crusade at its 9th Annual Conference held on November 6 at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Center in Minna, the Capital of Niger State, a release has said.According to the release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Al-Hassan Conteh, who served as the conference’s keynote speaker, received the award on behalf of President Weah.Prior to the presentation ceremony, a citation was read, detailing President Weah’s football and peace accomplishments as well as his recent historic election as president for the country’s first transition from one elected president to another in over seven decades.Tagged “Minna 2018,” the conference’s theme was, “Good Governance and Security: Panacea for Sustainable Development in Africa.”Immediately following his election in December 2017, President Weah announced that his new administration would run on a Pro-poor Agenda, which he recently launched under the document, “Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development” (PAPD), to drive the country’s developmental agenda for the next five years.The four-pillared national development agenda has been categorized as Power to the People; Economy and Jobs; Sustaining the Peace; and Governance and Transparency.Prior to the launch of the PAPD, the President, under nine months of his new administration, commenced several pro-poor initiatives in and around Monrovia and other parts of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Parents join teachers’ strike in Linden

first_imgParents, guardians and students joined scores of teachers as they continued their strike action in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Thursday — the fourth day of countrywide protests for salary increases.The protestors took to the streets of Linden in a march which commenced on the Wismar shore and concluded at Republic Avenue in Mackenzie.Holding placards and chanting, they settled at the Linden-Georgetown Minibus Park, where parents and teachers shared their opinions regarding the strike.Teachers had planned to agitate in front of the Education Ministry in Georgetown on Friday, but Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) General Council Representative for Region 10, Ferdinand McLeod, said the team was at the time awaiting word on the outcome regarding conciliation talks before coming to a decision. He noted that teachers will, however, assemble in continuation of the strike on Friday morning.“Today was parents and guardians day. Right here in Region 10, along with ourA teacher holding a placard at the protest line on Thursdayteachers…they were all out here, showing their support (for) teachers…I am hoping that if the Government decides to make a proposal, it is a favourable one. And if it is not favourable, well then we will have to go straight to arbitration. But I just want this to finish, and at the end of it, let us all go back to school”, he said.McLeod noted, however, that teachers plan to go back to school on Monday regardless of the outcome, but he stressed that in the end he wishes that teachers gain the respect they deserve.He told teachers, parents and guardians that whatever the outcome of Thursday’s meeting, teachers and students need to return to school on Monday, agreeing to the Terms of Resumption.He told teachers that according to the terms, their salaries should not be cut, nor should any teacher be demoted. McLeod said that should anything otherwise occur, the Union is ready to support teachers.“According to what happens at the meeting this afternoon, we’re going to know what is going to happen tomorrow; because we had planned to go to Georgetown. So, depending on the outcome of the meeting, we will know what will happen. (It’s) more than likely we’re going back to school on Monday, because conciliation or arbitration, we will go back to school… It’s not that we want to be here, but theyA group of teachers and parents assemble after the marchhave to start respecting teachers.“So I do hope that after this, people start looking at us differently; start looking at us as indeed the moulders that we are; start looking at us as the ones who built every other profession that there is…,” he told this publication afterwards.The GTU Representative also called for better treatment of teachers by Education Officers, as well as for zero victimisation following strike action.last_img read more


Time to address loopholes in CSME – Caricom leaders

first_imgBy Vahnu ManickchandIn light of the recent bout of tension between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago over trade issues, the Heads ofGovernment Ministers and other officalsthe two countries have declared their commitment to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and more specifically its integrated development strategy – Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), while pressing for much focus to be placed on the initiative to make it more effective and efficient for people in the Caribbean.Delivering remarks at the opening of the 37th Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, which got underway on Monday in Guyana, Prime Minister Andrew Holness pointed out that Jamaica has always been supportive of CSME and undertaken the necessary reforms including changes to its legislation.He said Jamaica now provides a strong, transparent and predictable regulatory environment for those who wish to relocate there for working purposes, noting that this is an integrated pillar for the integration process.“For many, including the man-in-the-street, free movement represents a tangible in which he can benefit from tangibly,” he posited. However, the Jamaican Prime Minister noted that there have been increasing cases of Jamaicans being denied entry and questionable treatment at ports across the region. This, he said, must be urgently addressed in a meaningful way, otherwise, the economic sense of Caricom will be questioned.To this end, Holness disclosed that this matter is being discussed bilaterally and he is encouraged by the responsiveness of the concerns.“We believe that bilateral consultations supported by additional effort in the institution of our community and make the movement of labour equal to that of the movement of goods – a reality that would extend the progress and benefit of the integration effort.”The Jamaican Head of State observed that the region has been lacking in its efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with each other. In this regard, he announced that Jamaica is currently working with Trinidad to establish a joint commission agreement with the aim of developing a mutually beneficial cooperation programme. Similar initiatives will be undertaken with other Member States, the Prime Ministersaid.He further explained that regional integration is not an end in itself but a means to achieving a much broader objective, that is, the economic growth and development of Caribbean countries and the improvement of the lives of its people: “It should allow small economies like ours to overcome regional constraints, build our resilience, and take advantage of new and existing opportunities in the global market place.”Regionally, Holness emphasised that while integration processes like the CSME can deliver economic gains, it must be mindful that CSME as a mere concept cannot deliver these promises. He stressed that as a functional and transformative integration process, CSME can deliver the much needed economic dividends to our citizens.Prime Minister Holness’ sentiments were adopted by Prime Minister of Trinidad Dr Keith Rowley, who in his remarks, requested that integrated development strategy be put on the front burner of discussions during the conference.Rowley outlined that the Region must take ownership of the challenges and opportunities facing the Caribbean and view them as critically matters to be addressed.“In this vain, Trinidad and Tobago has requested that the Caricom put the Single Market and Economy back on the agenda and the deliberations and decision-making should focus on that aspect,” he stressed.The Heads of Government will have a packed agenda for business sessions, today and Wednesday. Some of the major highlights include: regional security, CSME, Border Issues, Correspondent Banking (De-risking), Caricom-Cuba Relations, among other issues in the region.last_img read more