Keith Earls will face a disciplinary committee in London today with his participation in the Autumn Internationals in doubt.Earls was called to the hearing after his red card in Munster’s bonus point win over Glasgow on Saturday.The 29 year old was given his marching orders after a dangerous tackle on Fraser Brown. If Earls is found guilty of dangerous play he would face a minimum 4 week suspension, which would rule him out of three of Ireland’s four test games.
Facebook88Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October.This fall, spend a gorgeous day along the coast digging razor clams. Photo credit: Aaron Hulst.Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests, which are usually conducted about a week before a dig is scheduled to begin.“We’re releasing a tentative schedule to give people plenty of time to make plans to go digging this fall,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW.State shellfish managers are also seeking public input on management options, including scheduling for spring digs. Comments on the spring digs can be sent via email to [email protected] summary of last season and an overview of the recently completed razor clam stock assessment are available in WDFW’s 2017-18 Razor Clam Management Plan at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/seasons_set.html.Based on beach surveys conducted this summer, WDFW estimates the total razor clam population on Washington’s beaches has decreased significantly from last season, which means fewer days of digging this season.Locals and tourists alike line the beaches during a razor clam tide where camaraderie outweighs competition.Photo Credit: NOAAAyres said the decline in clam populations was likely caused, at least in part, by an extended period of low salinity in surf zone ocean waters, particularly those near Long Beach and Twin Harbors.“The total number of clams may be down this year, but we still expect good digging on most beaches,” Ayres said.Proposed razor clam digs through December are listed below, along with evening low tides and beaches:Oct. 6, Friday, 7:49 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksOct. 7, Saturday, 8:33 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksNov. 2, Thursday, 6:03 p.m.; 0.1 feet; CopalisNov. 3, Friday, 6:47 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksNov. 4, Saturday, 7:31 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisNov. 5, Sunday, 7:16 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksDec. 1, Friday, 4:42 p.m.; -0.3 feet; CopalisDec. 2, Saturday, 6:49 p.m.; -1.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksDec. 3, Sunday, 6:15 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisDec. 4, Monday, 7:02 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksDec. 31, Sunday, 5:12 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksFor more information about recreational razor clamming, visit WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.
Amanda’s Easel to Create New Jersey’s 2011 Christmas Tree OrnamentTRENTON – First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced today that Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program will design this year’s official 2011 National Christmas Tree – State Tree Ornament for New Jersey’s State Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. Amanda’s Easel is a program of the Monmouth County non-profit 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. which is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. It is named for Manalapan resident Amanda Wengert, who was killed by a neighbor in 1994 at the age of six. Formed in 1997, Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy is a comprehensive art therapy program for children ages 6-13, and their non-offending parent, who have been affected by domestic violence. Participants are placed in small age-appropriate groups and encouraged to express themselves through the use of art media, play, dance and group discussions. “All children deserve to live in a safe, secure environment that is free from violence and abuse,” said Mrs. Christie. “For those who have experienced the perils of child abuse or other forms of domestic violence, Amanda’s Easel provides participants a means to creatively express their feelings in a nurturing, healing atmosphere. I am inspired by the creative arts therapies being used to help these children and even prouder to have Amanda’s Easel create New Jersey’s official Christmas ornament to be displayed in our nation’s capital this December.” “We are delighted and honored to have been chosen to create the New Jersey ornament for the National Christmas Tree, and the children and families are so excited to have this opportunity to showcase their creativity, healing and joy during the holiday season”, said Anna Diaz-White, Executive Director of the program.” Studies show that between 3.3 and 10 million children witness domestic violence annually. Children exposed to domestic violence often exhibit higher rates of emotional, psychological, and physical concerns and evidence-based programs such as Amanda’s Easel have been shown to help children heal from these effects.For information about Amanda’s Easel, visit http://www.180nj.org/children_arttherapy.htmlOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information, visit http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/
By Tim Morris |Even before Troy Hill followed his brother Brian to Christian Brothers Academy, they had talked about going to the Nike Cross Nationals together.And now, it is no longer talk. On Nov. 25 in Wappingers Falls, New York, the Hill brothers helped CBA, competing as Brothers XC Club, qualify for the Dec. 2 Nationals in Portland, Oregon, after finishing second at the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional at Bowdoin Park.The Colts were second to Connecticut’s Xavier Distance, 112-123, in the Boys Championship race. Only two teams from the Regional advanced to the nationals.“That’s (Nike Nationals) been the goal,” said Brian, a senior. “It’s special to have a brother to go with. It’s definitely big.”Troy, a sophomore, noted the Hill brothers take their running very serious and going to the nationals together is a product of that dedication. Troy also noted his brother is the poster boy for serious runners.“It’s great to be going to the nationals together,” Troy said. “He’s (Brian) such a hard-working person and he’s been a great leader on the team.”Troy said that without his brother he wouldn’t be the runner he’s become.“I am where I am today because of him,” he remarked.For his part, Brian admires his younger brother’s drive.“He’s very self-motivated,” the older Hill pointed out.It was Brian, as he has all year, who led CBA at the Regional. He finished in eighth place overall and seventh for team scoring covering the 5K layout in 16:23.7. With that eighth place, he earned Second Team All-Northeast East honors.Completing CBA’s scoring were: Luke Reid (16:39.5), Tim McInerney (16:45.0), Ryan Miele (17:02.3) and Troy Hill (17:06.2). In team scoring they were 11-19-40-46.Brian Hill noted that while the Colts were disappointed in not repeating as Regional champions, he added that “ultimately the Regional is a qualifier” and that’s what CBA did, qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals.This is the ninth straight year that the Colts have qualified for the Nationals. The Colts won it all back in 2011 and finished second in 2013. They were seventh last fall.Brian Hill said having been there before is plus. He noted that there are many distractions that can take a team’s mind off the race itself. First time participants don’t’ always handle different distractions well.“Experience is definitely an advantage,” said Brian.While she isn’t going to Portland, Middletown South’s Maddie Brand nevertheless had a “great time” at the Regional. The Eagle senior finished seventh in the Girls Championship race earning First Team All-Northeast Regional recognition for her effort (19:04.5).“I’m really, really happy with my race,” she said. “I’m so thrilled with how my senior season ended.“I was disappointed in how I ran at the Meet of Champions and that’s not the way I wanted to end it (season). I wanted to make my last race great,” she added.Brand had never run the Bowdoin Park course before and believed it ended up helping her. “I thought it kind of helped me not knowing what to expect,” she explained.What Brand quickly learned was the narrowness of the course making it difficult to pass runners. At two miles, Brand found herself in 13th place and proceeded to “start picking people off.”She finished strong moving up to seventh place making the Regional First Team.Brand wasn’t just happy for herself. “The team did awesome finishing in 10th place,” she pointed out. “We started the season with the goal of finishing in the top 10 in the state and we ended up finishing 10th in the Northeast.” South ultimately finished fourth at the Meet of Champions.Brand pointed out that the Eagles, competing as Middletown South XC, took a relaxed approach to the race and it paid off. “We didn’t put pressure on ourselves,” she said. “We wanted to go out and have fun and enjoy our last race together.”Kathleen Shay, a junior, and South’s number two harrier, finished 26th overall helping the Eagles to their 10th place (277).Red Bank Regional’s Charlotte Cochrane is another senior who finished her scholastic career in style. She finished 29th (19:51.7) one week after joining Brand on the medal podium at the Meet of Champions.Red Bank Catholic, which competed as Runners High Racing Club, ended its season on a high finishing eighth (259). Maddy Kopec (20:11.4) and Bridget Byrne (20:25.2) led the Caseys taking 22-31 in team scoring.Colts Neck, the Group 3 state champions, hoping to be among the Region’s best teams, had to run without their top runner, Colleen Megerle, who was ill. Delia Russo led the Cougars, who were 22nd (484) in 33rd (20:26.4).This article was first published in the Nov. 30. -Dec. 7, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
Micho adresses journalists at Kabira Country Club in Kampala this morning. Coutesy photo.Now former Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Sredojevic “Micho” has this morning officially terminated his contract with the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) confirming all rumours that he will no longer be Uganda Cranes coach.There were rumours that the main concern was his salary and allowances amounting to UGX230 million that the federation had failed to pay.“I had no reason to resign but I have a million and one reason to terminate my contract. I have my values which needed to be respected. I had never even missed any training session with the Uganda Cranes ” Micho said.He was addressing journalists at Kabira Country Club in Kampala. He said he will be available to assist any coach that will replace him.Micho (in blue shirt) interacts with journalists after the press conference. Courtesy photo.Micho’s departure comes less than 30 days to the crucial Uganda Cranes 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt.On Wednesday FUFA president Moses Magogo had promised, while at the Uganda Premier League awards, that the Uganda Cranes would have a coach by the time they play Egypt on August 31 in a World Cup Qualifier.News filtering through from South Africa indicates the Uganda football authorities have sounded out Belgian Luc Eymael over replacing Micho who was appointed in May 2013.The widely travelled Belgian has coached on the continent since 2010 having first taken charge of Congolese side AS Vita in 2010.Comments Tags: top
Gardaí in Donegal have issued a speed warning to motorists after a car was found overturned and abandoned in Manorcunningham on Friday morning. The vehicle was found only hours before the start of the 2019 Joule Donegal International Rally.Gardaí shared a photo of this incident as a warning to other drivers to obey the speed limit. A Garda spokesperson said: “It is sights like this one in the Manorcunningham area in the early hours of this morning that we do not want to see again this Rally weekend.“Do not speed, do not drive dangerously and do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.“Enjoy the Rally safely!”Gardai issue stark warning after car found overturned and abandoned in Manor was last modified: June 21st, 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)
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El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Reyes rattled off two names that fit his national program perfectly some years back.“Larry Fonacier and Jeff Chan are better, though they are (now) in the latter parts of their careers,” Reyes, who won this tournament in 2013 with the two gunslingers in an all-pro lineup, said. “They are the benchmarks for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe knows that he has a diamond in the rough in Wright, though, and Reyes also has one player in mind who is better at that shooting guard spot for the national team at this time.“For me, the ideal shooter (for the international game) is Marcio Lassiter,” Reyes said. “He is a great shooter, he is strong, he’s tough and he’s a great defender. That’s his advantage over all of them (Fonacier and Chan included). He is a much better defender than all of them.” FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “That’s typical of a scorer (being a weak defender),” Reyes said. “And he’s willing to learn that, to improve on that.”“In terms of overall value to the team, Marcio is better,” Reyes explained as he reiterated that defense helps teams win. “But if you talk of pure shooting alone, there’s no doubt that Matt has the edge over everyone else.”Reyes praised Wright for having the right attitude, something he made sure that the 6-foot-3 swingman possesses when he first laid eyes on him several years back in an Under-18 tournament.And with that, the Gilas coach knows that he will have the perfect player that he needs in due time, like as early as the start of the World Cup Qualifying in November back in this thriving country.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas Pilipinas’ Matthew Wright. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Is Matthew Wright the best shooter for Gilas Pilipinas?“It’s hard to say, because the measure of a great shooter is consistency,” coach Chot Reyes said on Sunday night after Wright put on a show and torched Chinese Taipei A with four triples in an 88-72 win in the Jones Cup Invitational that finally got the Filipinos on track.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Air Force shoots down BaliPure Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Cool and collected even in the most intense moments here, Wright is showing offensive skills best suited for Gilas in this tournament and he is making the opposition pay in very short instances that he is left open.Lassiter suited up for Gilas in its formative years and has never made it back since, with issues concerning his health keeping him out of the squad that played in Changsha, China, in the last Asian Championship.But Reyes likes what he sees, like Wright’s attitude and focus.“He’s willing to learn, he has the tools, he’s athletic and very smart,” Reyes said when asked if Wright is getting to the level that Lassiter is at now.And the first thing Reyes wants is for Wright to be able to defend better.ADVERTISEMENT View comments