From the Desk of the Editor: After Winter, So Much to…

first_imgTo Our Readers,It really is all about community, and a bit about the weather.So many positive things are happening and the entrée of Spring today is just one of them! I’ve got my eye out for those oh-so-welcome purple, pink and white Crocus and those perky yellow and white Daffodils, as are the many members of garden clubs in this area.Even some of the multitude of pesky, tire-popping potholes are starting to disappear thanks to the hardworking municipal, county and state public workers, who didn’t exactly have an easy Old Man Winter.St. Pat’s Day has seemed like a month-long adventure this year and I’m not complaining. I had the pleasure of marching in the sun-touched Rumson St. Pat’s Parade two weeks ago with staff from The Two River Times along with the dogs, horses and most wonderfully, the children. One of the more moving moments of the parade was the Hudson County Pipe and Drum Corps rendition of “Amazing Grace” back at the Rumson Fire Company in honor of the founder of that parade, Mike Larkin, who passed away unexpectedly at the end of last year. It was one of the more moving pipers’ tributes I have ever heard, and being a Shaughnessy, believe me; I’ve heard a few. And I look forward to hearing them again when we drive, not march this time, in the Highlands parade tomorrow. My brother Bill played the pipes and when I mentioned to one of the corps that I had never heard anything like it, I realized he was teary eyed himself. It was a moment.Then there’s Mater Dei Prep’s team effort to save the school. And it’s got wonderful momentum. The fundraising dinner will be Saturday at the Shore Casino. With 22 days to go, they have managed to raise $769,000 of the million-dollar mandate. And they’ve received 412 pledges totaling $1.1 million.It looks as though The Save the Seraphs is going to make it after all.Finally, everyone came together and took the first steps to correct pedestrian and cyclist safety in Red Bank as promised by the task force assembled by The Two River Times. The borough council has passed two resolutions to move safety forward. They have requested the county put in place an “all red phase” traffic signal for pedestrians and cyclists at the Broad and West Front Street intersection. That resolution has been forwarded to the county who is considering it and Freeholder Thomas Arnone is advancing the issue. The second resolution calls for the state to lower the speed limit on Route 35 as it traverses through Red Bank and Sen. Jennifer Beck has supported that suggestion and has promised to help advance safety ideas as they pertain to state roadways. It’s going to take quite an effort since she has to get the borough into a suspended state program, but she’s trying.It’s been a good week or two. Why? Because it’s always lovely to see a community come together: the parades, the fundraisers, the concern for each other’s safety.That is what the Two River area is all about, isn’t it? We think so and we’re listening.Let’s Have Coffee.Jody Calendarjcalendar@tworivertimes.com732-219-5788last_img read more

VE Brandl Flyers wrap up the season

first_img**SubmittedThe VE Brandl Pee Wee B Flyers played their final game of the season on Sunday against the Spirit River Rangers, in exciting and action packed game.     After a fast paced first period, the Rangers got on the scoreboard first when they netted one with only 49 seconds left in the period.  However, the Flyers tied it up one minute into the second period when Tyler Wood set up Ricky Bateman to even the score.  The Rangers scored three more goals before the Flyers mounted a comeback scoring two short handed goals to bring them within one.  Trystan Baxter netted the first shorthanded goal on a breakaway and less than a minute later, Jarod Lang potted one of his own. The Rangers got one more before the end of the frame to increase their lead to 5-3 going into the third period.    – Advertisement -In the third, the Rangers scored twice more before the Flyers got their last goal of the season on a nice passing play from Lang, and Aiden Harris to Alex Hartman.   Although the Flyers worked hard and passed the puck well they just couldn’t stop the much bigger Ranger team.      ‘The Flyers would like to thank all of the fans and their sponsor VE Brandl, who came out to support them this year.last_img read more

Charter evolution

first_imgTHE development of uniform standards for charter schools is the logical next step for this educational movement. The California Charter Schools Association announced Tuesday that it was creating a certification program for the independent campuses, and schools that meet these standards will get a seal of approval. This is a critical key to guiding the growth of charter schools throughout the state. Charters have grown in number in recent years because parents are unhappy with the decline in educational standards in traditional public schools. But that shift won’t last long if families find the same lack of academic standards in charter school classrooms. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Messi hat-trick helps Barca equal record unbeaten streak

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi scored his third hat-trick of the season as Barcelona equalled the longest unbeaten run in La Liga © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, Apr 7 – Barcelona equalled the record longest unbeaten run in La Liga history as a Lionel Messi hat-trick inspired the runaway leaders to a 3-1 win over Leganes on Saturday to make it 38 league games unbeaten.The Catalan giants will look to break the record that Real Sociedad set in 1979-80 when they host Valencia next weekend, with Ernesto Valverde’s side now just seven matches from becoming the first La Liga side to go through a campaign without tasting defeat. Messi was the star of the show at the Camp Nou with a magnificent treble, as Barca stretched their lead at the top to 12 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid’s derby against Real Madrid on Sunday.“This unbeaten record has not only been achieved this season, but also last year under (former coach) Luis Enrique,” said Barca coach Valverde.“It’s a shared record, because it crossed over between seasons. It has been quite difficult, because of the fact it’s an old record that hasn’t been broken for a long time.”Valverde named a strong side despite having a Champions League quarter-final, second leg on Tuesday at Roma, with Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho all starting.Suarez passed up two good early chances to put Barca ahead, prodding wide and then seeing visiting goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar deny him with an excellent save.But the hosts moved in front in the 27th minute through a trademark Messi free-kick.The Argentinian stepped up and curled the ball over the ball and into the bottom corner from 25 yards out to score his 27th league goal of the season.It didn’t take the 30-year-old long to double his tally for the day, latching onto Coutinho’s through ball and firing low into the corner.Barcelona eased off in the second half, perhaps with the midweek clash at the Stadio Olimpico on their minds, and Leganes hit back midway through the second half.Former Liverpool winger Nabil El Zhar cut inside and fired into the bottom corner from the edge of the box despite slipping as he shot.But the home side finished off the match as a contest late on with Messi completing his third hat-trick of the season in style.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner chested down Ousmane Dembele’s pass and dinked the ball over Cuellar with consummate ease.“To score goals is always good. We think that Messi has to stay active and he avoids any muscular problems,” added Valverde.“He’s doing well and we saw that tonight. Looking forward to the next matches, the way he played is good news for us.”Barca will now turn their attentions to avoiding a disaster in Italy as they defend a 4-1 first-leg lead, still bidding to complete the treble with a Copa del Rey final against Sevilla to come in a fortnight’s time.Earlier on Saturday, Sevilla’s hopes of qualifying for Europe next season took a hit with a 4-0 thumping at Celta Vigo.Vincenzo Montella’s side were taken apart by former striker Iago Aspas’ hat-trick, as the ex-Liverpool man strengthened his claim for a place in Spain’s World Cup squad.Sevilla face Bayern Munich on Wednesday’s at the Allianz Arena needing to overturn a 2-1 deficit to reach the Champions League semi-finals.Real Betis moved up to fifth with a fourth straight win as they saw off Eibar 2-0, while Alaves all but secured safety by beating Getafe.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA: DONEGAL COUNTY RESULTS

first_imgRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment02-Oct-2011Gleann Suilli1 – 80 – 9Naomh MichealMacCumhaill ParkFinal-Line: S Mc Loughlin/R O DonnellRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFRCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment02-Oct-2011Na Ceithre Maistiri1 – 50 – 10Cill CharthaMacCumhaill ParkFinal-Line: R Kennedy/M CollBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment02-Oct-2011St Eunans1 – 150 – 2GlenfinO Donnell Park2nd. LegBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Cloughaneely1 – 92 – 4ArdaraPairc Naomh Fionnan FalcarraghCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Naomh Naille1 – 91 – 9MilfordNaomh NailleMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Killybegs0 – 92 – 9Sean MacCumhaillsFintraBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Malin1 – 90 – 12St EunansMalinCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Urris2 – 50 – 11Naomh MhuireUrris Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Fanad Gaels1 – 71 – 12KilcarPairc Ui Shiail PortsalonCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Naomh Brid2 – 91 – 7Aodh RuadhNaomh BridMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Termon1 – 70 – 13BundoranTermonBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun AFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Red Hughs0 – 82 – 7BurtConvoyS/Final-Line: R Mc Gonagle/B TreartyBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Cloughaneely1 – 141 – 12ArdaraPairc Naomh Fionnan FalcarraghMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Killybegs2 – 80 – 11Sean MacCumhaillsFintraMarley Coach Hire Division Four ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Na Rossa0 – 141 – 7ConvoyPairc DooeyMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Termon1 – 104 – 10BundoranTermonBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun AFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Downings1 – 50 – 10Naomh Padraig LeifearO Donnell ParkS/Final-Line: G Mc Hugh/P Mc GintyBusanna Feda O Donaill IFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Naomh Columba0 – 100 – 7Naomh ColmcilleTir Chonaill Park Donegal TownS.F/Replay-E/Time-Line: P Walsh/L JordanBusanna Feda O Donaill IRFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Carndonagh1 – 120 – 4Naomh MhuireUrris Pairc Ui Chraimhsaigh1st. Round/P/Off-E/TimeBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Letterkenny Gaels0 – 101 – 10Naomh UltanConvoyQ/Final-Line: R Mc Gonagle/B TreartyCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Carndonagh2 – 60 – 8BuncranaCarndonaghBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment01-Oct-2011Glenswilly1 – 51 – 9Naomh Padraig LeifearO Donnell ParkQ/FinalGAA: DONEGAL COUNTY RESULTS was last modified: October 3rd, 2011 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:GAA: DONEGAL COUNTY RESULTSlast_img read more

‘Complete waste of a shirt’ – Liverpool fans urge Klopp to sell ‘big time fraud’

first_img latest Take Henderson out of LFC team and we’ll be competing— Okumi Ayettey🇬 (@Nii_YNWA) September 29, 2018 Henderson really starting to make wanna chuck the tv he’s so annoying PASS IT FORWARD— Naziraaaa (@NaziraaaaLfc) September 29, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Most read in Premier League Henderson is going to be a starter and #LFC captain until he hangs up the boots and retires. Whatever he has on the owners and Klopp must be good, to be able to blackmail them to this level.— Greg_YNWA1 (@Greg_YNWA1) September 30, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion silverware If ppl still think Jordan Henderson is a good footballer take yourself for a walk and give your head a wobble. The man is a big time fraud.— elpistolero (@elpistolero85) September 29, 2018 Would Henderson shine in a championship team ? ……Nope— Lee A Evans (@Leeanthonyevans) September 30, 2018 changes revealed whoops Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool supporters during and after the match could not believe how poor Henderson was in west London, and fans took to social media to call for his sale as soon as possible. What pisses me off is when a mediocre midfielder thinks that screaming and shouting at his own team mates will cover his own flaws and inability as a footballer. Case in point: Jordan Henderson. #LFC— Fawad Parvez (@fawadparvez) September 29, 2018 SORRY His desire to recycle possession can be, at times, very useful, but Henderson had opportunities to launch attacks and he STILL turned to face his own goal and played the ball back to his defenders.The England international was a clear level below Chelsea’s midfield of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic, and it was amazing he lasted as long as he did before being withdrawn by Jurgen Klopp. Virgil Van Dijk, my Captain! Henderson must be dropped now it’s not fair on him the players klopp or the fans! Simply not good enough and wouldn’t start on any other top 7 team! pic.twitter.com/hdgRQ13EDn— Mully #JF96 (@Mully1892) September 30, 2018 @LFC Sell Henderson— Seán Ivory (@SeanIvory_1) September 29, 2018 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? center_img REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Henderson started the match as part of Liverpool’s midfield three, returning to the line-up having been named among the substitutes for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea.The Reds captain, however, was somewhat shocking in the autumn dusk.He stayed on the pitch for 78 minutes but never really got into the game, and Henderson’s passing had fans thoroughly annoyed. 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sturridge struck a beautiful curling effort over Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa, who had no chance of reaching the ball Hope we won’t see Henderson starting again until we sell him out or get Chamberlain back from injury… He’s just so average and klopp need to have some balls and permanent him on the bench!!! #LFC— SJohnson (@sheeun11) September 29, 2018 tense Van Dijk to hopefully keep the captain’s armband. Henderson is no longer good enough to be in the first 11 let alone be captain of Liverpool football club #LFC #CHELIV— Sukh Dhaliwal (@sukh007uk) September 29, 2018 Henderson actually being stroppy for getting subbed off as if he’s done anything today lol. Shouldn’t have even started.— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) September 29, 2018 Remember when our fans said Henderson does the same thing as Jorginho but nobody says anything because he isn’t called Hendinho https://t.co/p3tDgrAPDe— Shanta Firmino (@Coppin_LFC) September 29, 2018 Jordan Henderson’s performance in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea had Liverpool fans pulling their hair out as Saturday passed from day to night.Daniel Sturridge netted a late, late equaliser to secure a share of the spoils at Stamford Bridge after Eden Hazard had put the Blues ahead. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker I noticed it particularly in the first half but he carried on until he went off. Had several times where there were passes on but decides to turn back and let the CBs make the passes. Typical game for him. Complete waste of a shirt.— Shanta Firmino (@Coppin_LFC) September 29, 2018 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Henderson needs to stop barking at others and work on better passing himself— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) September 29, 2018 Henderson’s performance showed up his weaknesses compared to the true elite i don’t know when klopp will stop playing henderson .. like i just don’t know— Mekwuye (@Ehima_Dynasty) September 30, 2018last_img read more

End of an era as Highland’s ‘Shaun the Doc’ does his last show today

first_imgToday’s marks a milestone in local radio when Highland Radio’s Shaun Doherty signs off for the last time.The morning chat show host has entertained the Donegal public for the past 26 years with a programme that has often set the local news agenda.From humble beginnings with Donegal Community Radio (DCR), Doherty soon became the local housewife’s favourite. From what may be deemed trivial issues such as lost pets to more heavyweight matters of health and politics, Doherty had his finger on the pulse.As well as possessing that all-important common touch, Doherty empathised with his listeners, be that a single mother waiting three years for a council house or some poor unfortunate on a never-ending waiting list for surgery.However, fronting the station’s biggest show also brought him his own minor celebrity status which allowed him to interview well-known local and national names with ease.Celebrity names such as Daniel O’Donnell and Phil Coulter combined with names from current affairs such as the AA’s Conor Faughnan found themselves at ease with the host. From the Omagh Bombing to the more recent Buncrana Pier tragedy, Doherty has covered the most difficult events with a sensitivity that drew a bond between the broadcaster and his listeners.He may have spoken with a soft English accent courtesy of his upbringing in Stoke, but Shaun Doherty found a home here and became as much of Donegal as the Polestar Roundabout or McDaid’s Football Special.Quite simply when people think of Highland Radio, they think of ‘Shaun the Doc.’But today marks the end of an era when he tells his listeners to do “whatever you do, do it safely but most of all, do it with Highland Radio.”There’s no doubt that successive owners of Highland Radio could not have enjoyed their continued success without the input of ‘Shaun the Doc.’ He was the station’s promotion and marketing manager for a period and regularly voiced-over adverts and often went on the station’s coach tours.He will admit that he couldn’t have done his show on a daily basis without the input of producers such as Caroline Orr and Ciara Johnston.He hasn’t revealed exactly what his plans are.Rumours abound of an offer from Newstalk while those close to him say he plans to take some time off and do some charity work. Whatever he does, Highland know they have big shoes to fill.Several names have been bandied about including Noel Cunningham, BBC Radio Foyle’s Enda McClafferty, the station’s own Greg Hughes as well as writer and broadcaster Frank Galligan.Whoever takes over the mantle know that they will have to make the show their own, as Doherty did for so many years.For the owners of Highland Radio, they know it is critical they choose the right person to replace a personality who has arguably contributed more than anyone else to the success of the station since its inception.End of an era as Highland’s ‘Shaun the Doc’ does his last show today was last modified: July 14th, 2017 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)Tags:donegalHighland RadiolistenersShaun Dohertylast_img read more

Latest: Swansea City 0 QPR 0 – Rangers within sight of first away point

first_imgQPR goalkeeper Rob Green has produced a number of fine saves at the Liberty Stadium to leave his team within sight of their first away point of the season.He was off his line quickly to deny former Rangers man Wayne Routledge and did well to tip away Kyle Bartley’s header.Green was less convincing when he misjudged Gylfi Sigurdsson’s tame effort and the ball trickled narrowly wide of the target.But he redeemed himself six minutes before the break by diving to his left to brilliantly claw out Sigurdsson’s free-kick.At the other end, Niko Kranjcar curled a free-kick over the bar and Leroy Fer was unable to apply the finishing touch to a free-kick from Joey Barton.Fer later had Rangers’ best chance of the half but his header from Kranjcar’s cross was saved by keeper Łukasz Fabiański.And as the visitors finished the half strongly, the dangerous Eduardo Vargas fired wide.Green was called into action again after the restart, twice denying Wilfried Bony, first by saving from the Ivorian after he had been set up by Routledge and then keeping out his volley.Richard Dunne, available again after suspension, returned to the QPR side, with Nedum Onuoha moving to right-back and Mauricio Isla dropping to the bench.Kranjcar kept his place, while Bobby Zamora is still out. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Kranjcar, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Isla, Mutch, Phillips, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Junior Spartans beaten at Pleasant Valley, 31-14

first_imgChico >> Red Bluff junior Spartans midget head coach Randy Davis knew his team’s toughest test would come against the Pleasant Valley junior Viking midgets. On a windy Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Valley’s Asgard Yard the two 6-1 teams would meet up to settle things on the field.Unfortunately for Red Bluff, the junior Spartans were beaten soundly in the second half to fall to PV, 31-14. The game started a little scary for Red Bluff after fumbling the opening kickoff. Fortunately, the junior …last_img read more