first_imgOcean City High School competes in the NSSA National Championship in California in 2014.The Ocean City High School surf team is raising money for its June trip to the National Scholastic Surf Association championships in California, and will sponsor a car wash and yard sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Ocean City Intermediate School.Supporters from the community are encouraged to come out to support the team, and the team is looking for donations of used surf/skate equipment and clothing, including:Surfboards, wetsuits, bootsSkateboard helmets, elbow padsSkateboards, paddleboardsSkimboards, boogie boardsWetsuits, leashes, rashguardsSurf car racksBoots, hoods & glovesSkim boards, rashguardsSurfing DVD’sSkateboard ramps (small)Drop off at any of the following locations:Wilson Plumbing920 Haven Ave, OCAttn: Christine WilsonOC Intermediate School18th and Bay AvenuesAttn: Mark MiedamaTom Aromando824 Seacliff RoadOcean Citylast_img read more

first_img Police officers from the Specialized Anti-Drug Division reported that 356 kilos of cocaine base paste were seized in the area of the district of Chala, in the province of Caraveli, Arequipa on 1 August. The drugs were seized after the officers stopped a truck driven by Máximo Cisneros, who was accompanied by Michael Bustamante D., ‘Chanel’. In the vehicle’s interior, specifically in the fuel tank, 339 brick-shaped packages were carefully packed, containing a white, powdery substance, which upon being subjected to a field test with the reagent cobalt thiocyanate, tested positive for cocaine alkaloid. The suspects and the drugs have been turned over to the police division with jurisdiction for investigation, with the participation of the public prosecutor with jurisdiction. Likewise, members of the Ayacucho Anti-Drug Directorate (Dirandro) carried out an operation with helicopter transport, on board two UH-1H-II helicopters, locating 12 laboratories for manufacturing cocaine base paste in the locality of San Agustín, in the district of Santa Rosa. At those laboratories, which had their respective soaking and decanting pools, the following chemical raw materials were also found: 470 gallons of kerosene, 375 kg of calcium hydroxide, 244 kg of muriatic acid, 103 kg of sulfuric acid, and 129 kg of ammonia. At the same time, 26,400 kg of coca were found. The chemicals and the coca were incinerated on site, as required by law, preserving the ecology and environment of the area at all times. By Dialogo August 03, 2011last_img read more

first_imgUW\’s John Clay was cruising in the first quarter before suffering a derailing injury in the second.[/media-credit]Every week, Herald Sports takes a look back at the Wisconsin football game and grade the position groups on a scale of zero to five.Here is how the Badgers fared in week seven against unbeaten Iowa:Quarterback — 0.5 of 5Continuing his downward spiral since Big Ten play started, junior quarterback Scott Tolzien tossed three interceptions in his worst game of the season as the offense managed only 10 points against a stiff Iowa defense. Unlike at Ohio State where Tolzien played relatively well besides the two pick-sixes, the Hawkeye corners were able to hold Tolzien to 15-of-25 passing, a measly 143 yards and no touchdowns. For both of his first two interceptions, Tolzien abandoned the patience that helped him succeed earlier in the season and forced it instead to his first read on the play. UW was unable to manage any offense in the second half — moving only 66 yards after scoring its final touchdown — and the poor energy could reflect on Tolzien’s leadership.Running Backs — 1.5 of 5Sophomore John Clay was nothing short of a beast in the first quarter, totaling 58 yards on the ground. After suffering a scary injury early in the second quarter, though, the Badger ground game disappeared, finishing with just 96 yards between Clay and freshman Montee Ball. Clay ran tentatively during the second half and his lack of production led to several three-and-outs. The lack of a running attack put Tolzien and the offense in tough third-down conversion situations.Wide Receivers — 1.5 of 5Talk about a nonexistent game. Between Nick Toon, Isaac Anderson and Kyle Jefferson, the Badgers failed to reach even double digits in receptions, finishing with just eight catches. Maurice Moore dropped a touchdown running through the end zone, though Ball eventually scored on that drive. On David Gilreath’s one end-around, he hesitated and got creamed for it. Between Tolzien and the wideouts, it was the worst passing showing of the year for UW.Tight Ends — IncompleteIn a game hailed as a battle between the top two tight ends in the league with UW’s Garrett Graham and Iowa’s Tony Moeaki, the showdown was halted when Graham left the game with a concussion, robbing the Badgers of their best receiver and a dominant run blocker. Who knows what affect Graham could have had on the stagnant offense in the second half. With Kendricks only coming through for two catches and 10 yards, Wisconsin will badly miss Graham next season.Offensive Line — 2 of 5If grading the line for the first half, they would receive a 5. In the second half, not so much. Coming out strong after being embarrassed by Ohio State, UW controlled an impressive front seven for 30 minutes of the game. Much of the running game struggles can be blamed on Clay for running softly after his injury. Iowa was able to pressure Tolzien into four sacks, however, and their pass protection problems continued with only 29 drop backs.Defensive Line — 4 of 5O’Brien Schofield continues to be virtually unblockable, adding two tackles for a loss to his NCAA-leading total of 16.5. On the other side of the line, J.J. Watt recorded eight tackles, including a team-high four for a loss. Watt also jumped offsides on a critical third down, however, contributing to the lousy 5-of-9 conversion stat in the second half. As a team, Iowa finished the game with a low 65 yards rushing.Linebackers — 3.5 of 5While losing Mike Taylor to a knee injury may prove to be a serious blow in the long-run, true freshman sensation Chris Borland made the loss of the team’s leading tackler hardly noticeable. Borland finished the game with a team-high 10 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss and a forced fumble that was the Badgers only turnover. Although Borland showed his youth on a couple plays, his aggressiveness and quickness is remarkable for a freshman.Secondary — 2 of 5Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi completed 17-of-23 passes, including several impressive third-down completions. The UW secondary seemed a bit late on every play, and Stanzi made them pay. Junior wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos had a career day, pulling in eight passes for 113 yards. Although sophomore Devin Smith got home for one sack, he missed a second opportunity for another, allowing Stanzi to escape and find Moeaki for a touchdown. Stanzi has thrown eight interceptions this year, but the Badgers didn’t get their hands on even one pass.Specialists — 0.5 of 5There is nothing to do but hold your breath when Phillip Welch is kicking. Connecting from 34 yards in the first half, Welch missed a 38-yarder with disastrous consequences. Coming off the miss, Iowa drove the length of the field easily on Wisconsin and scored a touchdown to put them ahead. Although defensive players denied it afterward, there appeared to be a let down of energy from the miss. Brad Nortmann was very average, missing on opportunities to pin the Hawkeyes inside the 20 and getting poor hang time on his punts.last_img read more

first_imgBy Jay Cook |HAZLET – A nationally recognized hotel chain is looking to expand its brand behind an existing hotel on Route 35, effectively creating a hub of lodging on a roadway with a dearth of available options.At the Aug. 17 Hazlet Township Land Use Board meeting, Holiday Inn unveiled a proposal to build a four-story Holiday Inn Express hotel. It would sit behind the two-story Holiday Inn already established along the highway, across from the Cinemark and Costco shopping center.“This is a rather innocuous use,” said Calisto Bertin, project engineer for the hotel’s application. “It’s just a hotel – not a trucking terminal, not a factory.”But for some residents living on the adjacent Miller Avenue, which is actually within Holmdel Township’s borders, plans for a new hotel are unwelcome.“I think the value of our homes are going to go down,” said Holmdel resident Dean Labarca, a 13-year homeowner on Miller Avenue, after the meeting ended. “The quality of our lives are going to go down.”He was one of about 25 residents from Miller and Orchard avenues in attendance that expressed concern about this development. Earlier in the month, Labarca petitioned the Holmdel Township Committee for help to stop this project. Committee members Deputy Mayor Pat Impreveduto and Committeeman Eric Hinds said they do not like the project.According to the project application, the hotel expansion would be on a 3-acre swath of undeveloped, wooded land behind the existing Holiday Inn hotel and the Hazlet Pharmacy/Casual Male XL next door.An engineering plan for the proposed hotel expansion.The plans call for a four-story, 93-room hotel, covering 13,663 square feet. On the ground level, site plans outline a swimming pool, market, lifestyle lounge and a fitness room.Yomesh Patel, a planner hired on behalf of Holiday Inn applications, said the new hotel would “attract the right type of clients” into Hazlet, considering the Holiday Inn Express would be an “upper-scale hotel.”For Holiday Inn to even consider the new hotel for franchising, Patel said the structure would have to be four stories tall. He cited country-wide consistency and brand recognition as the main reasons why.Pending approval from the Land Use Board, attorney Jeffery Gale said the property owner would split the lots into two – the new space at 3 acres and the existing space at 3.9 acres – and the existing Holiday Inn would be sold and rebranded as a Quality Inn or similar style hotel.Holiday Inn would also be seeking a use variance on the property, oddly enough, as hotel uses are not permitted in that zone on the Route 35 highway in Hazlet. According to public Monmouth County tax records, the standing hotel was built in 1967. Gale said over the years it had been branded as a Ramada Inn and a Sheraton. He said it also is the popular overnight destination for acts performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center.Surrounding the rear of the property and abutting houses on Miller Avenue is a 6-foot-high fence, that at some points provides only a 20-foot buffer for residents from the hotel’s parking lot.And according to Gale, the 20 feet that residents have come to enjoy over the years is actually owned by the hotel. The fence line does not correctly correspond with the actual property line.But regarding where properties begin and end, Gale said, “I’d like to make it clear, because I don’t want to stir up controversy. It is not the applicant’s desire that we make this controversy or to bring it to an issue.”The Holiday Inn on Route 35 South, Hazlet.If the new Holiday Inn Express is ultimately approved, distances from fence lines to the curb inside the development would range from 7 feet to 22 feet.That lack of privacy was brought to issue by board member Vincent Solomeno, who said, “the actual situation we’re facing right now is you’re awfully close to the backs of these homes.”“I’m concerned about that, specifically, and the noise and the light,” he added.Many of Labarca’s neighbors drew on those concerns after the meeting, saying the hotel expansion would have a negative impact on the surrounding neighborhoods.“I got three kids that play in the street there every day,” said Brian Hayes, who has lived on Miller Avenue for 14 years. “This is going to increase the traffic and the cars that come down the road and turn around in my driveway.”Concerning the traffic, Hayes said cars leaving the hotel property already turn right onto Miller Avenue, where there is no way to leave the development. “No Outlet,” “Watch Children,” and 25 miles per hour signs pepper the entrance to Miller Avenue.Joe Dimari has lived on Orchard Avenue, another neighborhood behind Miller Avenue, for 28 years. He said a new hotel twice as big as the one already there would make the site significantly louder than it already is.Dimari also brought up the Monmouth County Reliability Project, a pending 230-kV transmission line proposed along NJ Transit the North Jersey Coast Line. Orchard Avenue backs up to the train tracks.“We have the JCP&L project behind us and the Holiday Inn in front,” he said. “This is our quality of life that we’re trying to protect.”Only half of the expert witnesses testified on Aug. 17, so the project was carried to the next meeting, tentatively scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Residents are urged to check HazletTwp.org for more information.This article was first published in the Aug. 24-31, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

first_imgFact check: Contrary to the viral cure-all circulating across Facebook and the Internet at large, there is no simple fail-safe text to post that will deter Facebook from controlling your personal data. There is no magic bullet to keep your social privacy private. And in fact, you may not really need one. First, just having a profile basically puts your fate in Facebook’s hands.Second, Facebook’s policy is that users already own their own content. Unless of course, you don’t.What? Double-speak aside, as long as you own the intellectual property of the material you’re posting, the site doesn’t. But, if you don’t, they do. It’s all in the fine print that no one, save Ivy League lawyers, can understand. So just what the hell is going on to have prompted this new facepanic?Status UpdatesLast week the Menlo Park company updated its privacy policy to basically strip the public from being able to vote on changes to Facebook’s future social policies. Instantly, fear circulated the Web that the change would mean Facebook  would also adjust its control of people’s information.  Here’s the text that people are being advised to post to their timelines. If you’ve been on Facebook in the last couple days, you’ve probably already seen the copy floating around your friends’ timelines:“In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details contained in my personal and business profiles, including, but not limited to: all postings, status updates, comments, illustrations, paintings, drawings, art, photographs, music, videos, etc. as per the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, (a/k/a the Berne Convention). For commercial use of any of the above, my written consent is required in each instance and at all times.By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook’s direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws.Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are recommended to publish a notice like this, or if you prefer, you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status updates.” It seems silly that posting this would give us ownership of material we already own, but the above post caught on like wildfire over the Thanksgiving weekend. Not surprisinly, many people were moved to ask, “Huh? Is this real?” The answer: No. Facebook PostsThe copyright meme got big enough that Facebook itself weighed in and responded on the site:“There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.”Facebook has not yet responded to ReadWrite’s request for comment. adam popescu Tags:#Facebook#privacy Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMyla Pablo has once again reached the pinnacle of individual performances in the Premier Volleyball League after earning the Most Valuable Player plum of the Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Pocari Sweat’s marksman won her second MVP trophy and the 1st Best Outside Spiker after leading the Lady Warriors to a 5-2 record in the elimination round with a total of 143 points, the highest in the league.ADVERTISEMENT Pocari’s defensive anchors Jeanette Panaga and Melissa Gohing took the league’s 1st Best Middle Blocker and Best Libero awards.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPanaga led the league with 0.65 kill blocks a set while Gohing had the best digging rate of 5.15 per set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCreamline’s Jia Morado was named as the conference’s Best Setter after averaging 13 excellent sets per period.Bali Pure’s duo of Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato won the conference’s 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blocker while Philippine Air Force’s Iari Yongco was named as the Best Opposite Spiker. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food craving K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Zealand’s Joseph Parker celebrates his victory over Britain’s Hughie Fury after the WBO heavyweight title bout Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Joseph Parker of New Zealand retained his WBO heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury of Britain in a majority decision on Saturday. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)MANCHESTER, England — Joseph Parker prevented the Fury family from reclaiming a world heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury by a majority decision on Saturday, with the judges rewarding the New Zealander’s attacking approach in an uneventful fight.Parker failed to land many clean punches but was never in danger against Fury, who came with a game plan of negating Parker’s power with his movement and foot speed and then counterattacking.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIEScenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Hughie was attempting to match the achievement of his cousin, Tyson, who beat Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to win the WBA, WBO and IBF belts. Tyson was in Hughie’s corner at Manchester Arena and leapt into the ring after the fight was over, mobbing his cousin in an attempt to convince the judges.It didn’t work. The Fury camp said it will be appealing the result.“Disgusted to be honest,” Fury said. “They’ve ruined peoples’ lives tonight. I didn’t think the score was right. I thought I won the fight easy.”Fury, who lost for the first time in 21 professional fights, is the subject of an ongoing UK Anti-Doping investigation after low-level traces of the steroid nandrolone were found in samples given by him in February 2015. He has denied any wrongdoing and is challenging their findings, leaving him free to box.Parker described Fury’s wafted punches as a “pitter-patter” and said he wasn’t hurt once. Fury landed two uppercuts but lacked power with his punches. His awkward, evasive style didn’t make for an entertaining fight in the first sporting event at the arena since the bomb attack in May.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trump’s comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Two judges scored the fight 118-110 in favor of Parker. The other judge scored it 114-114.“I felt I won, put on the pressure,” Parker said. “It was a close fight, but I felt I came out on top.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was the second successful defense of his belt, leaving Parker (24-0) to look ahead to a potential fight against WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua. Parker’s promoter, Dave Higgins, said the fight could be arranged for the summer of 2018 at a big stadium in Britain.“I don’t care who I fight next, everyone and anyone,” said Parker, who was fighting in the UK for the first time and plans for more fights here.last_img read more

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles FEU escapes Ateneo, lives to fight another day for UAAP finals berth DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs get into a shoving match during their official weigh in at T-Mobile Arena on May 3, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez and Jacobs will fight to unify the WBC WBA and IBF Titles on May 04, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPTempers flared as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs faced off at the weigh-in for their middleweight world title unification bout on Friday.After a largely cordial build-up to Saturday’s fight at T-Mobile Arena, tension spilled over as the fighters put their heads together on stage, with former world champion turned promoter Oscar de la Hoya among those leaping into separate the snarling pair.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mexican icon Alvarez, who is putting his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council titles on the line, weighed in at 159.5 pounds.Jacobs, the International Boxing Federation champion, tipped the scale at 160 pounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAlvarez, who brings a record of 51-1-2 with 35 knockouts to the bout, hasn’t fought since dismantling Britain’s Rocky Fielding inside three rounds in December to claim the WBA super-middleweight belt.Jacobs has won three straight on points since a bruising 12-round loss to Gennady Golovkin in 2017. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more