first_imgSuperintendent Michael A. MacDonald said contact tracing will take place the next two days. The decision was made after the Delaware County Health Department notified the district of a positive COVID-19 case involving a staff member. Additionally, the district said the move impacts all programs at DCMO BOCES. For more information, click here. WALTON (WBNG) — The Walton Central School District will learn remotely Monday, Dec. 7 and Tuesday, Dec. 8.last_img

first_imgAnthony Martial scored on his Manchester United debut to seal a 3-1 win over rivals Liverpool as goalkeeper David De Gea made his comeback.Daley Blind and Ander Herrera netted in the second half at Old Trafford, before Christian Benteke scored a stunner only for Martial, who signed for United from Monaco for £36 million on deadline day, to put the result beyond doubt with four minutes left.The result ensured United bounced back from their loss at Swansea, while the defeat was a second in a row for Brendan Rodgers’ team after they were beaten by West Ham last time out.De Gea was handed his first United appearance of the season, having signed a new contract with the club on Friday following the collapse of his proposed transfer to Real Madrid.Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, was absent for Louis van Gaal’s side due to a hamstring problem, meaning Marouane Fellaini was selected up front. The first half at Old Trafford was severely lacking in terms of goal-scoring opportunities, as both sides struggled to find rhythm with shaky moments in the Liverpool defence and from goalkeeper Simon Mignolet the only real moments of anxiety.United took the lead on 49 minutes through a well-worked free kick, as Juan Mata picked out Daley Blind on the edge of the area and the Netherlands international swept home first time with his left foot.A poor kick from De Gea almost presented Liverpool with a chance before an acrobatic effort from Danny Ings called the Spain international into action, as he palmed away for a corner.In the 65th minute, Blind was forced to clear Martin Skrtel’s header off the line, before Van Gaal called up on summer signing Martial to replace Mata. United doubled their advantage on 70 minutes, with Herrera dusted himself down after being brought down by Joe Gomez in the box to smash in from the penalty spot.Benteke then pulled a goal back in emphatic style, executing a stunning scissor kick of beat De Gea and potentially set up a nervy end to the match.But Martial wrapped up the three points for United, running at the Liverpool defence from the left and then coolly placing into the far corner.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

first_imgInvestigators with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office need your help finding a man who recently stole a bike, and then took a county bus during his getaway in Lake Worth Beach.The PBSO shared images of a man who deputies say took a Mongoose bicycle from a CVS store located on North Dixie Highway, where it was locked up, on July 4.He then exited the bus at a stop at Federal Highway and MLK Blvd. in Boynton Beach.Photo courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office via WPECAnyone with information is asked to call Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at (800) 458-TIPS. Officials are offering a reward to if a tip leads to an arrest in this case.last_img read more

first_img Improvement on past performances is always a goal in golf and Josh Loughrey (Wrag Barn, Wiltshire) will be aiming to do just that after being named in a six-strong squad to represent England Golf in the Chiberta Grand Prix in Biarritz on 5th – 8th July. The group will also compete in the Biarritz Cup on 11th – 13th July. Loughrey (image © Tom Ward) finished equal fourth in the Grand Prix and tied sixth in the Biarritz Cup a year ago so will be eager to move up the leaderboard this time and is one of four players in the group from the south west.  The other members heading for France are, Craig Adams (Farrington, Somerset), Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire), Tom Harris (Castletown, Isle of Man), Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon, Devon), and Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire). Loughrey, 21, a member of the England ‘A’ squad, won the Scrutton Jug for the lowest aggregate from the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies last year and was a member of the Wiltshire team that won the English County Championship for the first time. It followed a successful season in which he finished tied third in the Darwin Salver, fourth in the Duncan Putter, and fifth in the Berkshire Trophy. Earlier this year, he spent four months in Australia playing for the Waverley club in their annual Pennant Series. Adams, 33, will be making his first overseas trip with England Golf but is a solid performer in the south west. He recently finished joint third in the South West Qualifier at Cumberwell Park and tied 11th in last year’s Brabazon Trophy at Burnham & Berrow. Evans, 25, is another debutant for England Golf. Seventh in the South of England Open Amateur last year at Walton Heath, he finished eighth in this year’s Berkhamsted Trophy and equal ninth in the recent France Open Amateur at Chantilly. Harris, 18, also played at Chiberta last year, finishing joint 15th. Another member of ‘A’ Squad, he was the Isle of Man boy champion in 2010 and finished joint third in the Junior County Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa. Last year he won the Fairhaven Trophy and booked a place in the upcoming Brabazon Trophy by finishing fourth in the Southern Qualifier at Rochester & Cobham. Mullen, 18, is also tasting his first overseas trip with England Golf. Placed sixth in the Junior County Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa last year, he finished equal seventh in the West of England Stroke Play and South of England Boys Championships. He reached the first round of the Australian Amateur in the winter and has since finished tied third in the Lagonda Trophy at Gog Magog and equal eighth in the South West Qualifying. Smith, 19, another member of the England ‘A’ Squad,  was the Intercollegiate Tour Players champion for two years during his time at Filton College in Bristol and was an England Schools international. Also a member of the County Championship-winning Wiltshire team at Ganton last year, he joined Loughrey in Australia earlier this year as part of the Waverley team in the Pennant Series. He also represented England Golf in the Costa Ballena Tournament in Spain and recently finished joint eighth in the South West Qualifying The Chiberta Grand Prix is medal stroke play over 72 holes with a halfway cut. There is also a team event over the first two days, the best two of the three cards to count. 21 Jun 2012 Loughrey is aiming to go higher in Biarritz last_img read more

first_imgAfter weighing the costs involved with the permits and permissions that would be required for such a project, Mayor John “Jay” Coffey said that moving the nest again would not be feasible or worthwhile for the borough.“We are good with where they are,” Coffey said, noting that the soccer teams had already found another field to use.The nest was better left alone and hopefully the birds would eventually move on, Coffey said. “Now, can we get away from the ospreys?” he said, referring to the governing body’s agenda.While the Blackberry Bay Park nest will remain where it is, across town on Riverside Avenue, another osprey nest will soon be moved from a distribution pole to a specially built nesting platform by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), part of an expanded effort by the utility company to move nests from potentially hazardous utility poles.Expanding this program to relocate and discourage ospreys from nesting on electrical equipment is a practical one, said JCP&L spokesman Ron Morano.“It prevents harm to birds and prevents damage to our equipment that could cause potential outages to our customers,” he said. The company has moved several nests over the years, including two in 2016 and another one in Oceanport in 2013.“The success of moving nests led us to look in other areas where there was potential, which is why we’ve expanded this program,” Morano said, noting that the company’s work includes identifying likely areas where ospreys might nest and installing equipment to discourage or divert them to safer places.Ospreys, distinctive raptors with a speckled brown and white plumage, return to the same nests, year after year. They seek high roosts, like utility poles and streetlights, and often nest within sight of the coastal waterways where they dine primarily on fish.Oceanport’s network of water ways makes it a popular nesting spot for ospreys, who use available materials such as grass, sticks, seaweed and often trash to build large nests that can weigh as much as 200 pounds. The birds’ inclination to build heavy stick nests on dangerous electrical equipment and other utility structures presents unique challenges for coastal towns and conservationists alike. Once an osprey has settled on a particular pole, moving it is not always easy, partly due to the bird’s protected status.The New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife listed the osprey as endangered in 1973 after pesticide use caused a sharp decline in the state’s osprey population. Since then, the osprey has steadily regained a foothold along the shore, thanks in large part to a passionate group of advocates that has tracked, recorded, repaired and sometimes built platforms for nests.The increased efforts by JCP&L to move nests to safety has been praised by conservation groups including the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, a nonprofit that works with the state on osprey management and conservation. In a release in December, Ben Wurst, habitat program manager at Conserve Wildlife Foundation, praised JCP&L’s proactive protections for a growing osprey population in the state.“To an osprey, a utility pole near the coast seems like an ideal spot to perch or build a nest, but it could jeopardize their health,” he said in the statement. JCP&L’s program “will help ospreys coexist with the demands of our modern society.” Unfortunately, due to the ospreys’ protected status by the state, the proximity of the soccer field to the ospreys’ new nest prevented the recreational use of the field from April to August – the birds’ nesting season. This led Councilman Stuart Briskey to suggest yet another move for the nest. By Jenna O’Donnell |OCEANPORT – The logistics of moving an osprey nest gave rise to a mix of amusement and vexation at a recent borough council workshop.For some time a breeding pair of osprey were nesting at Blackberry Bay Park on top of an emergency siren in the parking lot. Four years ago, the nest was moved from that roost to a specially built platform closer to the water, but within about 100 yards of a small athletic field at the park.last_img read more

first_imgBy Chris Spiewak |Like most parents, Helen and Paul Seldin of Fair Haven, both classically trained musicians, wanted the best for their son Norman. They got him started on the piano at age 3.“Mom pushed me pretty hard,” Seldin recalls.Days of four-hour rehearsals by age 12 were not uncommon. Little did they know at the time that their actions would lead to a 50-year career in all phases of the music business for Stormin’ Norman Seldin.And when it came to business, perhaps the experience of working in his parents’ jewelry store on Broad Street in Red Bank in the late 1950s piqued Seldin’s interest in the business world; in his teen years he began booking local bands in local venues.“Mom would drive me to the gigs,” he says proudly, “and she would sign the contracts and checks for me because I was too young.”Seldin was quite astute as a teenager, and noticed that young people in the 1960s were gravitating to the soul and rhythm and blues music of artists like Little Richard and Fats Domino. At the jewelry store, Seldin and store employee Horner Williams became friends, and once Williams introduced him to this music, Seldin was hooked.He remembers “sneaking R&B LPs into the house and playing them when mom and dad weren’t home.”At age 13 he became the youngest member of the American Federation of Musicians and performed with his first band, The Naturals, at his 8th grade graduation dance. His studies at the Manhattan School of Music allowed him to visit a few big studios in New York City. Here he would befriend acclaimed R&B drummer Bernard Purdie and learn much from him.Seldin established himself as a top-notch promoter, booking regional and national acts in Monmouth County. Harry Ray, The Duprees, R&B singer Johnny Thunder and Bobby Lewis were just a few of the names Seldin worked with, along with The Motifs, a hugely popular band from Howell. One notable show occurred at the Matawan-Keyport Roller Drome in 1965, where he booked The Young Rascals right after they opened for The Beatles at Shea Stadium.“I was 18 years old with a Jaguar XKE,” recalls Seldin. “Some people hated me!”With his name now firmly entrenched at the Jersey Shore and the money flowing, Stormin’ Norman set out to entertain people from the stage and not just from behind the scenes. He began in 1969 with the band Soul Set, but then quickly formed Joyful Noyze in 1970, with guitarists Hal Hollander and Billy Ryan, drummer Barry Lynn and vocalist Karen Cassidy. One fateful night at John Barleycorn’s in Ocean Township in 1970 would have a profound impact on the shore music scene. It seemed that a certain young man was having car trouble and walked into the club to use the phone.After the call, he approached the band. “Do you want to sit in?” Seldin asked, and Clarence Clemons said, “Sure.”This was the beginning of an amazing year for the band, working six and seven night a week. Unfortunately for Joyful Noyze, Clemons met Bruce Springsteen in late 1971. After Springsteen sat in with Joyful Noyze a few times in 1972, he asked Clemons to join him for his first tour and Seldin was not happy. Being the consummate professional, Seldin let it go and continued his successful career touring throughout the Northeast.“You wouldn’t believe how cold it is in Messina, New York, in the wintertime!” he said.With Joyful Noyze eventually morphing into Steel Breeze, Seldin didn’t slow down until a catastrophic event in 2002. During a performance, his aorta ruptured and he was rushed to the hospital for several hours of surgery. “The doctors gave me a less than 5 percent chance of survival,” says Seldin.Miraculously, he survived, but “my doctors insisted that I take it easy for six months. How could I do that? I’ve got to be back onstage!”Returning in only five weeks, he realized that a change was needed.“I had to put a resume together and I said, ‘What’s a resume?’ I never needed one before!”As fate would have it, Jacobs Music Company was looking for a salesperson in their Lawrenceville store in 2005. The Rinaldi family, owners of Jacobs Music, saw intrinsic value in this lifelong entertainer and he was quickly hired. Now selling products by Steinway & Sons, one of the most prestigious makers of pianos in the world, Seldin has recently been awarded the esteemed title of Spirio recording artist for Steinway’s new high-tech Spirio player pianos.He also released a double CD in 2008 entitled “Asbury Park, Then and Now,” with music recorded as far back as the mid-‘60s. A highlight is several tracks from 1980 with E-Streeters Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg and Danny Federici playing alongside Seldin in the studio. These 45 songs clearly define the group known as “The Sound of Asbury Park.” It is no wonder that Stormin’ Norman is part of that special 35-member club whose names are spelled out on the S.O.A.P. plaque situated outside Convention Hall in Asbury Park.In 2017, Seldin is still busy with regular gigs at venues like the Bay Pointe Inn in Highlands, as well as with his philanthropic endeavors for the annual Light Of Day concerts in Asbury Park, and donating his time and expertise for other big shows such as the benefit for the Humane Society of Tinton Falls, held at Monmouth University last summer. With help from performers Pam McCoy, Jillian McCoy, Mary McCrink, Ronnie Brandt and others, this concert raised over $10,000 to assist the society in their mission to help pets in desperate need of attention.Stormin’ Norman Seldin has led an incredibly full life: a successful singer, songwriter, promoter, husband and father of two. In August he’s off to Nashville to record a new song at Sony studios with famed producer Doc Holiday, proving that Norman is not done stormin’ anytime soon.This article was first published on the Scene Page of the July 20-27, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

first_imgHowever, getting MacLeod to the tournament has not been finalized yet.Currently MacLeod is property of Elmira Jackals of the East Coast Hockey League.But to get to play in the Prospects Game, the Business major needs to have a deal worked out between the BlueJackets ECHL affiliate in Kalamazoo and Elmira.If the deal is completed, MacLeod could have a two-way contract between between the American Hockey League team in Springfield and the ECHL affiliate in Kalamazoo.”So I’ll most likely be starting in the east coast and hoping to get a call up to Springfield at some point and play some games,” MacLeod said.MacLeod played minor hockey in Nelson before joining the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL, helping the Green and White to the 2009 league title.He then played two seasons in Penticton in the BC Hockey League before getting a scholarship with Boston College.During his senior season at Boston College, MacLeod served as an assistant captain while playing all 40 games for the Eagles.He tallied 11 assists with four of the points coming 20 Hockey East contests, finished with a plus-8 rating and set Patrick Brown up with the game-winning goal to help Boston College clinch its fifth-consecutive Beanpot title.Off the ice, MacLeod won the William J. Flynn Coaches Award captured the Academic Excellence Award as the senior with the highest grade point average. Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod has landed a contract to play professional hockey next season.However, the final resting place for the 22-year-old defenceman remains up in the air.The Boston College Eagle grad, drafted 136th overall  — fifth round — by San Jose Sharks in the 2010 NHL draft, is hopeful when all the dust has settled, the 6’5”, 212 pound mobile rearguard will be part of the Columbus BlueJackets squad that will be playing in the 2014 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.”(Playing in the tournament) will be great for exposure for me and the chance for me to see the level of other rookie players,” MacLeod said.The NHL Prospects Tournament runs from Sept. 12-16.The eight-team tournament includes prospects from the Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed funding for a Men’s Shed project in Glenties under the Leader programme.“The presence of a Men’s Shed in a local community has been well documented in recent years,” Minister McHugh said.“They are a massive asset in rural areas as well as towns and cities. They keep isolation at bay. They offer a really valuable outlet for men of all ages. They create a safe and inclusive environment to pick up new skills, for people to share their know-how and above all else to feel part of a community. “I am delighted that the application for Glenties Men’s Shed has been approved. The group will get €9,432 as part of plans to develop a space for the shed.”Minister McHugh said: “Sometimes relatively small funding goes a long way and that couldn’t be more true than for the Men’s Shed. The presence of a Men’s Shed will have a lasting impact and really make a difference.“I recently met the Irish Men’s Sheds Association and heard from chief executive Barry Sheridan and his team about the work that they do with Men’s Sheds up and down the country and how they’d like to see the association develop.“Leader is all about community support and I’m sure the association will join with me in welcoming the development of another Men’s Shed.” Almost €10k awarded to Glenties Men’s Shed project under Leader Programme was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)There’s no doubt that Michigan’s botched punt this past Saturday was one of the most poorly timed mistakes in sports in recent memory. But is it the worst play in sports history? According to USA Today’s Mike Foss, it was. Monday, Foss, who writes for For The Win, ranked the 20 worst plays in sports history. Michigan’s blunder was No. 1, ahead of Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.1. MICHIGAN PUNT.It seems cruel to say this was the worst play in sports history only two days after it went down, but sometimes the truth is a cruel mistress. This is unfathomable, and likely will cost Michigan a shot at the College Football Playoff this year.You’ve probably seen the play by now. If not, here you go:ICYMI: Still haven’t seen the wildest finish, perhaps ever? Here it is!— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 17, 2015Personally, I have a hard time putting this anywhere near Buckner’s error. Michigan vs. Michigan State, while important, was a regular season college football game. Buckner’s blunder took place in the World Series for a team that hadn’t won it all since 1918. But hey, we’re all allowed opinions – that’s part of what makes sports great.last_img read more

first_imgKATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference (all times local):10:45 a.m.No global climate summit would be complete without a few celebrities.Monday’s gathering of ministers and national leaders for the start of the U.N. talks on tackling global warming is getting a dose of glitz.Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has long campaigned against climate change, is expected to draw crowds, while there are reports that other Hollywood celebrities will make an appearance as well.Other VIPs attending the meeting in Katowice, Poland, include adventurer Bertrand Piccard, who co-piloted the first solar round-the-world flight, and Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, whose climate campaigning has received support from students around the globe.___8:45 a.m.Leaders from around the world are arriving for the ceremonial opening of the climate conference in southern Poland that will discuss ways of curbing climate change.The two-week conference in Katowice is expected to work out how governments can report on their efforts to reduce green gas emission and keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), as agreed in 2015 in Paris.Host Poland will propose a declaration Monday for a “just transition” away from coal mining, the supplier of its main source of energy, to take into consideration the situation of people employed in the sector.Critics say the declaration should more broadly cover all aspects of transition from fossil fuels to green energy.The Associated Presslast_img read more