By John Burton RUMSON – “You want Irish? Rumson’s got Irish. You want green? Rumson’s got green,” said Rumson resident Pete Hogan. Hogan is one of about 16 who have been actively working for about a year to establish a St. Patrick’s Day parade, which is now slated for Sunday, March 10.But before the bagpipers, marching bands, floats and fire trucks take to the River Road route, organizers are still working on raising money and other facets of the celebration.Hogan said he and other members of the parade committee wanted to have more than just a parade, so they have developed a series of events to have a “sense of the green” in the borough.The appreciation of all things Irish begins Friday, March 1, when organizers will join the community for a green-tree lighting in Victory Park, East River Road. The parade’s grand marshal, restaurateur and Holiday Express head,Tim McLoone, will throw the switch, lighting the park’s usual holiday tree that will be decorated with green lights.Organizers have been and still are selling strings of decorative green lights for residents and businesses to use on their own trees along the parade route, a route Hogan calls “The Great Green Way.”The lights, which go for $10 a box of 100 lights on a 20-foot strand, is also a fundraiser for the parade organization, Hogan said.The lights can be purchased at Rumson Market, Bain’s Outdoor Living and at the Rumson office of Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty.Local businesses Atlantic Bagels, Coffee Corral and Cups and Cakes (in Red Bank), have donated refreshments for the night of the tree lighting.A fundraising and thank you party has been slated for Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Ave., on Feb. 26. Tickets are being sold for $50 per person, Hogan said.The parade will start at 1 p.m. in the area of the borough’s Victory Park and continue along River Road to the vicinity of Molly Maguire’s Black Point Inn and Val’s Tavern, toward River Road’s eastern end.There will be grandstands set up along the route and, Hogan said, there are plans to feature “Sandy Heroes” to honor those “who went above and beyond” following the late October storm.Heading the parade will be a “brigade of bulldogs,” with Hogan rounding up owners to get the dogs decked out and ready to spearhead the procession.Original plans had been more ambitious, Hogan said. “We wanted to offer another aspect – the heritage, the culture, the tradition – along with the parade.”Organizers initially intended to work with the local schools, the public library and businesses to offer a variety of cultural events, highlighting Ireland’s historical, musical and literary influences. However, “Sandy really put us back,” in addressing fundraising and organizing efforts, he said.One of the events the organizers had to abandon this year but hope to have for the second annual event is what Hogan called the “jewel in the crown,” an Irish Mass at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church. The plan for it had to be scrapped this year because the Ward Avenue church is undergoing renovations and extensive work.Following Super Storm Sandy there were discussions about canceling the parade this year but organizers thought better of it. “We said in spite of Sandy, this area, these people, need a parade,” and a day of fun, Hogan said.
Nelson Minor Hockey received an influx of young players for the current season with the Nelson Initiation Team flourishing on the ice.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the successful campaign on the ice for Nelson Initiation with Team of the Week selection.
Box ScoreCONWAY, Ark. – For the second time in three seasons, the Lamar Cardinals swept the Southland Conference regular-season and tournament titles to advance to the 2019 NCAA Soccer Championship. Tournament MVP Esther Okoronkwo assisted on the game-winner, then scored two goals of her own in the 3-1 victory over No. 2 seed Northwestern State at the Bill Stephens Soccer/Track Complex on the University of Central Arkansas campus. 2019 SOUTHLAND ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMEsther Okoronkwo, Lamar (MVP)Lucy Ashworth, LamarMadison Ledet, LamarMacie McFarland, LamarAcelya Aydogmus, Northwestern StateNicole Henry, Northwestern StateOlivia Mattson, Northwestern StateBrianna Mascia, McNeeseMariah Ruelas, McNeeseDana Curtis, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiAbby Deakin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi The game-winner was credited to junior Lucy Ashworth, the 2019 Southland Player of the Year, who took a nice pass from Okoronkwo and tapped the ball frame just past the keeper at the 31:12 mark. Ashworth tallied three goals and four assists in Lamar’s three games to earn a spot on the all-tournament squad along with teammates Madison Ledet and Macie McFarland. Okoronko’s goals were her 24th and 25th of the season, shattering the Southland season record. For the tournament, she tallied six goals and an assist for a record-setting 13 points in a tournament. Lamar (15-6) will learn its first-round opponent in the NCAA Tournament during the NCAA Selection Show, scheduled for Monday at 3:30 p.m. CT. Northwestern State was the only team to defeat Lamar in the regular season and the Lady Demons maintained their fight today. Sophomore Nicole Henry, the 2019 Southland Defensive Player of the Year, fired a quick shot in the 67th minute to get on the scoreboard. Henry, freshman Olivia Mattson and sophomore keeper Acelya Aydogmus were named to the all-tournament team.
The United States Tennis Affiliation (USTA) formally reported tonight that the services of the Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart, venue of the US Open match, will be used to home 350 hospital beds, quickly, and put together meals packages throughout the coronavirus pandemic.USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier stated that an space the place the indoor courts are positioned will start to grow to be a medical facility beginning tomorrow, Tuesday.New York state and native authorities search to extend their hospital capability by 87,000 beds to allow them to deal with the coronavirus pandemic that the majority aggressively impacts the whole state of New York. Widmaier added that the kitchens at the Louis Armstrong Stadium, the second largest capability enviornment in the advanced internet hosting the Grand Slam scheduled to happen in late August, will be used to organize 25,000 meals packages per day for sufferers, staff, volunteers and kids of the metropolis.The USTA initially stated it could hold the advanced open for folks to take classes., they will follow or play tennis.However the group modified its thoughts quickly after and introduced the closure of the advanced to the public., since there was no level in doing sports activities actions when quarantine has been carried out all through the metropolis.Native and state authorities are already working in the set up of a giant hospital in the iconic Central Park space.
The liberos (who are imports as well) will play significant roles for the floor defense. Petron’s Yuri Fukuda is a crowd favorite with her post-point motivating antics, while F2’s Minami Yoshioka is a picture of quiet consistency.The Filipino players will also be vital to the championship effort, especially the setters. Fajardo and Petron’s Rhea Dimaculangan are two of the best in the land and it will fall on their fingers how the ball is properly distributed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The championship of the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix which begins on May 1 at Smart Araneta Coliseum will be decided by import scoring and the defense played on them.It’s inevitable in an import-laden conference that the players from overseas will dominate the action. They bring height, athleticism and a skills set honed by high levels of international play. They will be the main points of attack and the ones that must be marked by the defense.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 MOST READ Patrombon Crankit Open king Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers return to the Finals after stopping the Foton Tornadoes in the semifinals. Their main import weapon is Venezuelan national team player Maria Jose Perez. Perez is a returnee to the F2 fold and is clearly accustomed to her teammates and, more importantly, Kim Fajardo’s sets.The other F2 import is Kennedy Bryan. She seems content being forgotten by the defense on the other side but that is when she can be most lethal. Fajardo just knows when to swing the ball to Bryan when the opposing blockers are preoccupied with Perez and other attackers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Petron took care of Cocolife in two semifinal games and is looking to cap its successful conference with a title. Frequent Manila visitor Lindsay Stalzer is as reliable as ever but now gets ample support from the prolific Katherine Bell.The defense to neutralize these scoring imports will have to be consistently in place during the Finals. F2 is known as a resilient blocking team and this will be put to good use against Stalzer and Bell. On the other hand, Petron needs to be equally tireless at the net and alert to where the ball is on every point. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments
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All four teams will be headed on the road again this weekend, making their shortest journey of the season to Mackenzie, which will also be their last weekend of regular season action. The Fort St. John Midget Thunder in action against Prince George 2. Photo credit: Annika Hedican Kyle Robertson of the Fort St. John Midget Thunder in action against Prince George 2. Photo credit: Annika Hedican Travis Domeij of the Fort St. John Midget Thunder in action against Prince George 2. Photo credit: Annika Hedican The Fort St. John Novice team in action against Williams Lake. Photo credit: Annika Hedican The Fort St. John Novice team in action against Prince George. Photo credit: Annika Hedican The Fort St. John Bantam team in action against Williams Lake. Photo credit: Annika Hedican The Fort St. John Pee Wee team in action against Prince George. Photo credit: Annika Hedican The Fort St. John Pee Wee team in action against Prince George. Photo credit: Annika Hedican PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse Association’s teams were in Prince George this past weekend for a number of games.A team from the ‘Tyke’ division competed in a league game for the first-ever time on Saturday against players from Mackenzie. Both teams were bolstered with a number of Prince George players.The Midget team also took to the floor on Saturday for a pair of back-to-back games against two Midget teams from Prince George. Despite a solid attempt, the team fell to the PG1 team 10-5. Fatigue ended up being a factor in the team’s second game of the afternoon against PG2, which they also ended up losing 17-4.- Advertisement -The Pee Wee team also played two back-to-back games on Saturday afternoon, losing the pair to the Prince George PG3 and PG1 teams by scores of 11-5, and 30-0 respectively.The Novice team was the first to hit the floor bright and early on Sunday morning, and despite dropping their first game to Prince George, came back and won their second game against Williams Lake 13-10.The combined FSJ/Mackenzie Bantam team also ended up with a 1-and-1 record in weekend action. The team doubled up against Williams Lake in a close 6-3 win before dropping to Quesnel 15-2.Advertisement
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– lawyer argues Justice Patterson’s June 11th order unreasonable, voidBy Jarryl BryanGuyana’s High Court on Tuesday heard the case brought by former National Toshaos Council (NTC) Vice Chairman Lennox Shuman, challenging the ongoing House-to-House process on the grounds that it will disenfranchise large sections of the population, including indigenous people.Attorney-at-Law Sanjeev DatadinDuring the hearing before acting Chief Justice Roxane George, Shuman’s lawyer, Sanjeev Datadin, argued strongly against the process. Datadin cited case law to argue that the order to start House-to-House— issued by former Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman Retired Justice James Patterson— was void.According to Datadin, this is because Patterson was unconstitutionally appointed in the first place and specific orders he made, once brought to the court’s attention, could not stand up. In addition, Datadin described the former Chairman’s decision as irrational, considering the fact that since the December 21 passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM), GECOM knew it ought to prepare for elections.GECOM Attorney Roysdale FordeDatadin noted that at the time, and despite the possibility that they would have to carry out elections, GECOM moved towards House-to-House, despite a schedule that would have exceeded the time frame. In addition, Datadin noted that GECOM had received a legal opinion from its legal officer, Excellence Dazzel, telling it that it would have to update the voters’ list and not create a new one.He pointed out that the GECOM Chairman should have made his decision on H2H while catering for whether the CCJ might rule the way it actually did, that the NCMwas validly passed and elections must be held. Justice George noted that by Datadin’s reasoning, Patterson therefore gambled that the CCJ would rule against the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).Datadin informed the court that since Patterson should have been aware of the possibility that GECOM would have to hold elections in three months, but he chose to ignore that possibility and plough ahead with H2H Registration, his order was therefore unreasonable.Solicitor General Nigel HawkeHowever, GECOM’s lawyer, Roysdale Forde, and Solicitor General Nigel Hawke endeavoured to counter this argument. In Hawke’s case, he noted that GECOM was preparing for House-to-House anyway, and it is not a case where Patterson woke up one morning and decided to issue the order. Hawke also argued that this matter should be left to the political actors and that the courts should not interfere.Meanwhile, Forde cited a section of the National Registration Act, which he claims contemplates House-to-House registration as the means to update the List of Electors. According to Forde, Datadin did not prove that the law does not allow for House-to-House.In his rebuttal to Hawke’s submission, Datadin argued that they are not interfering with GECOM’s independence but rather, they are seeking to have GECOM act within the law, by holding elections in three months as specified by the Constitution. Datadin cited case law to emphasise that the court can— and should— question the legality of the actions of constitutional bodies and act accordingly if the law is being breached.The order issued by former GECOM Chair Retired Justice James PattersonElection modeIn an interview with this publication outside the court, Datadin noted that the NCM should have put GECOM in a different mode, instead of carrying on as though nothing had happened. And he noted that the de facto officer doctrine cannot protect Patterson’s issuance of the order.“The order that was made on June 11 and took effect until July 20. The de facto doctrine really saves complete acts. This was not complete as yet because it took place in the future by which time he had been declared unlawful. But the decision was irrational and unreasonable. Everyone in Guyana knows where we are and what we’re doing”.“On December 21, when we had a No-Confidence Motion, we know that what follows is elections in three months. Now if you say it went through the court system, well it was on pause. On June 18, when the courts ruled, then you know you have to hold elections in three months. You’re embarking on House-to-House, that’s going to take half a year or more”.Datadin also pointed out that Patterson’s House-to-House order was issued before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) invalidated the former Justice’s decision. Datadin therefore questioned how such a decision could be rational or reasonable.In addition, Datadin noted that the law does not cater for a new round of H2H Registration after the original National Register of Registrants (NRR) is created, but rather, for the list to be updated by continuous registration and Claims and Objections.In an interview with this publication, however, Forde insisted that the law does cater for House-to-House. Moreover, he was hopeful that the September 18 date can be extended, something Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has repeatedly poured cold water on.“There’s nothing in the CCJ’s decision that limited elections to September 18. We’re currently in the time period where the National Assembly as the body in the Constitution with the authority, has to meet and extend the date for national elections. That would have to be a decision made by the political parties,” Forde said.“There is no law which says there is only one time a list can be compiled. It speaks about database. But we’re speaking about the Official List of Electors. The list has to satisfy a number of requirements. Persons must be resident at the date of qualification. So how can GECOM comply with the law which says persons must be resident to be able to vote and you have persons not resident, living all over Guyana? Does that list comply with the constitutional requirements?”Patterson’s National Registration (Residents) Order of 2019, setting July 20 as the date for GECOM to commence House-to-House and for it to conclude on October, was gazetted in July. However, the order was signed by Patterson since June 11. The CCJ invalidated Patterson’s appointment via its ruling on June 18, with the retired Judge stepping down from his post at GECOM soon after.The Chief Justice set August 23 as the date for her ruling on Shuman’s case. Meanwhile, the Christopher Ram’s case against House-to-House will be ruled on today.
Speaking during the presentation of the sponsorship cheque to the team, at the City Park Hockey Stadium, Telkom CEO Aldo Mareuse pledged the company’s continued support to the team.“The long-standing relationship is borne out of our passion for the sport as well as the stellar performance of the team. We are excited about this team that remains the pride of Kenya on the African hockey stage. Over the years, it has continued to grow, withstanding the test of time and competition both locally and in Africa,” Mareuse said.The event also served as a send-off for the team that is leaving for Accra to defend their title at the 2018 African Cup for Clubs Championship set for January 20 to 28, 2018.The tournament that will be held at the Theodosia Okoe Hockey Stadium is the 30th edition. The Telkom Ladies Hockey team has won the continental title cumulatively nine times with the last five being consecutive wins.Head coach Jos Openda, who has been with the team since 1989, thanked Telkom for its support that has enabled the team to continually grow.“We continue to conquer the Kenyan and African pitches because of Telkom’s unwavering support. We are energized and look forward to another opportunity to successfully defend our continental title in Accra,” Openda asserted.Members from the Telkom Ladies Hockey team currently make up 11 of the 20 main players on the Kenya National Ladies Hockey Team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Speaking during the presentation of the sponsorship cheque to the team, at the City Park Hockey Stadium, Telkom CEO Aldo Mareuse pledged the company’s continued support to the team.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The dominant Telkom Ladies Hockey team got a perfect gift for bagging a record successive 20th league title after title sponsor Telkom on Tuesday renewed their sponsorship to a tune of Sh12m.The team is scheduled to depart for Accra, Ghana to defend their African continental title and they will go smiling since the sponsorship will cover the team’s allowances, kit requirements and training throughout the year.