Holmdel Junior Pee Wees enjoy a stellar fall season

first_imgThe Holmdel Pop Warner Junior PeeWee Football Team lost their bid to claim the title of Eastern Regional Champions after losing to the Cannoneers from Lansdale, Pa., 12-0, in the semifinal regional game held in Easton, Pa. Winning the regional title would have provided the Junior PeeWee team a chance to travel to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., to face off against some of the best Pop Warner football teams in the country. Holmdel started its journey by ending their regular season at 9-0-1, capturing the Division B-North title. The first opponent Holmdel faced in the first round of playoffs was a tough Hillsborough Hills team, which Holmdel confidently handled in a 19-6 defeat. Holmdel then traveled to Jackson to face a fierce undefeated Rahway team and came up victorious in a 13-0 clash. The Holmdel defensive unit held Rahway to a negative 75 yards and did not give up a single first down. Holmdel went on to play Lansdale, Pa. in the Eastern Regional semifinals, on Nov. 23. It was a very close game despite the score of 12-0. Tony Carbone scored a touchdown in the first quarter, which was called back due to a penalty. Lansdale did not score until late in the second quarter making the score 6-0 at halftime. Holmdel had many chances to tie the game, especially in the third quarter when Holmdel advanced to Lansdale 17-yard line. The Hornets came up short and it was a dog fight until the last three minutes, when Lansdale scored the game-deciding touchdown with only 3:15 to go in the game, dashing Holmdel’s dreams of advancing. “We accomplished a lot for Holmdel Pop Warner. We won a division title, and two regional games to become New Jersey State Champions and building a great program for our town,” Couch Lou Quaglia said. “These kids have worked hard. They learned a lot of football with a lot of great coaches that worked hard with me and it showed on the field.” The 2002 Junior PeeWee team is the first team in Holmdel Pop Warner history to win two regional games and advance to the regional semifinals. Holmdel’s defense, nicknamed the “Wack Attack”, was pivotal in the success of the Hornets this year. They recorded nine shutouts this season, and only allowed a handful of first downs the whole season. Tony Carbone, Matt Menges, Dylan Murphy, Corey Downey, Kevin Gallogly, Carl Palo, Chris Marciano, Brandon Murray, Chris Falvo, Michael Biebel, Rocco Quaglia and Dan Mykityshyn anchored the defense. The offensive play of the Hornet squad was crucial to their success as well. Key players on the Holmdel offensive line include: Carl Palo, Steve McGrory, Matt Menges, Daniel Gordon, Rocco Quaglia, Kyle Mowery, Kevin Gallogly, Tom Baumlin, Joe Disco, Brian Decosta, Tommy Longo and Mark Sobel. Quaglia’s staff includes Mike Keating, Rick Rybakowski, Mark Biebel, Vic Falvo, Lou Menges, Eric Hernando and Steve “Pop” Cittadino.last_img read more

Medical protocols surrounding ‘Project Restart’ to be outlined next week

first_imgPlayers and managers will be presented with medical protocols related to the Premier League’s Project Restart next week.The English top flight is working on plans to complete the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic, dependent on Government advice.League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan said there was no suggestion players or managers were being coerced into a restart and that plans to ensure safety – including testing procedures – would be outlined next week.He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Next week the medical and operational protocols are going to be presented to the managers and indeed the players.“Hopefully there will be solutions that create this safe environment, in the meantime we’re staying very open-minded and as always the managers take their responsibility to the game very seriously on all these issues.”Bevan said he was expecting to receive the protocols in document form on Thursday, ahead of the meeting next week.He added: “It covers testing, tracking, PPE (personal protective equipment) available, clear guidelines on social distancing and obviously a safe environment to train and play.“There will be guidance on cardiology, mental and emotional well-being and I think the message is health is the guiding principle to any decision-making.”A seven-page document, drawn up by the Premier League’s director of football Richard Garlick, talks about players wearing masks or snoods at training.Epidemiologist Rowland Kao told the PA news agency last month that masks were a “sensible” precaution.“It’s unclear how much protection those masks would be, but it would seem sensible to put as many precautions as you could in place,” he said.But Brighton striker Glenn Murray branded the idea of wearing face masks as “farcical”.Bevan said there was no suggestion that managers would be involved in any coercion of players.“They’re the voice and leaders of clubs and teams but they always demonstrate calm leadership and that’s what we need,” he said.“Whatever the pressures, physical, psychological well-being of players, coaches and indeed all the personnel, that will come first and foremost.”It has been reported that Premier League club doctors have written to Garlick and the league’s medical adviser Mark Gillett asking 100 questions concerning return-to-play protocols.The questions outline various concerns, including approving guidelines which still carry the threat of death, liability, testing and insurance, transmission of the virus via sweat and goalkeeper gloves, suspicions that some clubs are already ignoring guidelines, an increased risk to BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) employees, and the ability of emergency services to attend training ground incidents.Medical officials from a number of sports governing bodies are meeting representatives from Public Health England on Wednesday, the second of the weekly meetings.last_img read more

Slave labor found at second Starbucks-certified Brazilian coffee farm

first_imgArticle published by Glenn Scherer Agriculture, Coffee, Controversial, Corporate Environmental Transgressors, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Environment, Environmental Crime, environmental justice, Environmental Law, Farming, Food, Food Industry, Global Trade, Globalization, Governance, Government, Green, Human Rights, Industrial Agriculture, International Trade, Law, Law Enforcement, Modern-day slavery, Monitoring, Plantations, Regulations, Slavery, Social Justice, Supply Chain, Trade Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img In July 2018, Brazilian labor inspectors found six employees at the Cedro II farm in Minas Gerais state working in conditions analogous to slavery, including 17-hour shifts. The farm was later added to Brazil’s “Dirty List” of employers found to be utilizing slavery-like labor conditions.The Cedro II farm’s coffee production operation had been quality certified by both Starbucks and Nestlé-controlled brand Nespresso. The companies had bought coffee from the farm, but ceased working with it when they learned it was dirty listed.187 employers are on Brazil’s current Dirty List, which is released biannually by what was previously the Ministry of Labor, and is now part of the Ministry of Economy; 48 newly listed companies or individual employers on the April 2019 Dirty List were monitored between 2014 and 2018. A worker’s hands injured by long hours of coffee harvesting. Image by Lilo Clareto / Repórter BrasilThis story was produced via a co-publishing partnership between Mongabay and Repórter Brasil; a version in Portuguese can be read here. Eight months after slave labor was discovered at the Cedro II farm in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Starbucks and Nestlé-controlled brand Nespresso — both of whom had quality certified the farm — said they would stop sourcing coffee there.The decision by the two transnational companies came after the publication of the government’s April “Dirty List” of employers — those caught with labor conditions analogous to slavery. The Dirty List is released biannually by what was previously the Ministry of Labor, now part of the Ministry of Economy, and the the first update under President Jair Bolsonaro.The April Dirty List includes 48 new employers. One of them is coffee producer Helvécio Sebastião Batista, who had been certified with Nespresso and Starbucks quality seals and used to provide coffee for both brands.Nespresso responded: “In the light of the last report of the Ministry of Labor, we immediately suspended business with the producer in question and we will investigate the case. Farms providing coffee to the company are rigorously evaluated and inspected every year to meet the program’s criteria. We will not accept otherwise and there will be no exception.”Starbucks responded, saying it will look into the incident and that it has suspended the farm from its supplier list because of the charges. The company, which boasts the world’s largest chain of coffee shops, says the farm’s practices previously complied with the C.A.F.E. certification seal, which follows “ethical and sustainable standards” developed in partnership with Conservation International and overseen by SCS Global Services. The next evaluation of the farm included in the Dirty List is expected to take place in September 2019.A worker rakes coffee beans on a Brazilian plantation. Image by Marcel Gomes / Repórter BrasilThis wasn’t the first time that auditors found slave labor at a Starbucks-certified coffee farm. In August of 2018, Repórter Brasil reported that 18 workers had been found in conditions similar to slavery at the Córrego das Almas farm, also known as Fartura. In September, Mongabay co-published that story.The operation carried out by labor inspectors at the Cedro II farm in July 2018 found six employees in dire working conditions. Some were forced to work 17-hour shifts, from 6am to 11pm, and slept in substandard unhygienic housing, according to the government inspectors who rescued them.Cedro II farm owner and manager, Helvécio Sebastião Batista, claims the charges filed against him are unfounded. “I’ll do what I have to do. I filed a petition for a writ of mandamus, and I paid no fine,” Batista said regarding his intention to appeal the Ministry’s decision through the judicial system. A writ of mandamus is an order seeking to remedy defects of justice.Meanwhile, at Cedro II and other properties managed by Batista, labor inspectors have found 19 more workers in slavery-like conditions, in addition to the six that caused his property’s inclusion on the Dirty List. Those properties lacked proper toilets and had no kitchen facilities. The workers also reported working exhaustive hours, in some cases until 11pm, often without their mandatory weekly day off.In addition to holding Nespresso and Starbucks seals of good practice, Batista said that his farm was certified by Rainforest Alliance, which in turn informed Repórter Brasil that it would suspend its certification.Cases of labor conditions analogous to slavery on coffee farms are recurrent. In 2018 alone, 210 workers were found in such conditions by inspectors. The number of workers toiling in slave-like working conditions in Brazil’s coffee industry is now at the highest level in 15 years, according to Ministry of Labor statistics.More about the Dirty ListWith its new additions, the Dirty List” now includes 187 employers caught exploiting labor in conditions similar to slavery. According to Article 149 of Brazil’s Criminal Code, four elements define contemporary slavery: forced labor (which involves restricting freedom of movement); debt bondage (captivity linked to debts, often fraudulent ones); degrading conditions (work that denies human dignity, endangering a worker’s health, safety and life); or exhausting working hours (leading workers to total exhaustion as a result of extreme exploitation of labor, also endangering their health, safety and lives).The 48 companies newly included on the April 2019 Dirty List were monitored between 2014 and 2018. Before being added to the list, employers have a right to defend themselves with the Ministry of Economy.Employers whose appeals fail remain on the list for two years. When they strike deals with the government, employer names are placed on a “watch list,” and they may be excluded altogether after a year if they honor their commitments.Investors, along with public and private banks, use the Dirty List to conduct risk analyses. Some Brazilian and international companies choose to avoid doing business with listed firms.BANNER IMAGE: Photo credit: HermanCheah on Visual hunt / CC BYFEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.last_img read more

Police secure court order to further detain suspects

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force on Tuesday moved to the High Court and was successful in securing an order to further detain the three suspects held for the early Friday morning robbery at the Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino, Providence, East Bank Demerara.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the High Court granted the order for the suspects to be detained for another 72 hours as investigations into the daring robbery and shooting continued.Those in custody are Wayne Griffith, one of the bandits who was found hiding in a stockroom at the hotel following the robbery; Andrew Blackman, a security guard at Princess Casino who is said to be the mastermind of the robbery and Junior Stewart of Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown, who was arrested on Sunday evening with over 0,000, after Police swooped down on his sister’s house at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.Reports are that Blackman has since admitted to being one of the two persons who plotted the crime. Pandemonium broke out at the gambling facility on April 30, after four gunmen stormed the casino about 03:45h and discharged several rounds as they relieved patrons and staff of cash and other valuables.During the shooting, Eon Garraway was shot to his left hand; James Gregory, to his left foot; Orlando Knights, to his left hand and Udairan Sookraj, to his right hand. They were all admitted to a city hospital.Melissa Ferguson, Jermaine Mason and Roshel Fraser were also assaulted.Based on reports, after the men entered the facility, they held a security guard at gunpoint and took away his shotgun and several rounds of ammunition.The men then ordered everyone to lie on the ground and escorted the security guard to the cashier’s cage where they relieved the cashier of an undisclosed sum of foreign and local currency. By this time, the Police were alerted about the robbery and responded promptly.As they arrived at the scene, they were confronted by the armed men, which resulted in an exchange of gunfire. During the exchange, Police Lance Corporal Andrew Richardson was shot to his abdomen. He was admitted to a city hospital and underwent emergency surgery.It was reported that the car used in the robbery was hijacked at Brush Dam, Buxton, East Coast Demerara.The car has since been impounded as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

Stars allowances boosted

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27- Harambee Stars players’ allowances have been increased from Sh3000 to Sh10,000 as motivation ahead of their remaining 2014 World Cup qualifiers.“We want to encourage the boys and we have decided to increase their daily allowances. We want to motivate the players and achieve the goals we intend to reach,” Football Kenya Federation boss, Sam Nyamweya, told SuperSport.com on Monday. All domestic league matches set for this weekend have been put off to afford head coach, Adel Amrouche enough time to prepare for the June 5 clash against the African champions.This comes as the Belgian confirmed that Inter Milan midfielder MacDonald Mariga will miss the qualifier against African champions Nigeria.Mariga who hasn’t featured for the side for over a year has not recovered from his long standing knee injury.Kenya will also be without their suspended captain, Dennis Oliech and keeper, Arnold Origi for the Eagles’ clash.Stars are currently bottom of Group F of their Brazil Mundial qualifiers with two points, while their next opponents Nigeria top the group with five, level on points with Malawi who are followed by Namibia with three on third place.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Work to begin on Stewart Lake Road

first_imgIn addition, the crossing at Sunset Creek will also be upgraded, which the province says will improve the stream flow and fish passage upstream. This all comes at a cost of $5.4 million to the province, as part of the more than $54 million in road improvements in the South Peace announced in April. The work will be done by Wiltech Developments of Westbank, and should be finished by March of 2013. After all is done, it’s expected the amount of dust on the roads will be decreased, which has become a problem due to the increased industry traffic.- Advertisement – “This is a busy road and the traffic volumes over the past few years have increased significantly,” says Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom. “Having a safe and efficient road network is important to both residents and industry users who travel Stewart Lake Road daily, so these improvements were a priority on our South Peace highways program this year.”last_img read more

Regulation amendment clarifies new ICBC benefits and timelines

first_imgAccording to ICBC, the new limit gives people a reasonable amount of time to submit their receipts while ensuring ICBC receives the information it needs to accurately assess the severity of claims, provide additional supports to injured people as needed and better forecast future costs.Exceptions may be allowed in cases where people cannot meet the deadline due to the nature of their injuries or other factors. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Attorney General is making amendments to the Insurance Vehicle Regulation to clarify changes to ICBC benefits and processes that come into effect on April 1, 2019.According to ICBC, these changes will better protect those who are injured in motor vehicle collisions.The amended regulation states:people who are injured in motor vehicle accidents on or after April 1, 2019, are eligible for increased limits in disability benefits, funeral expenses and death benefits;people can also receive increased medical and rehabilitation benefits starting April 1, 2019, even if their injuries were sustained before that date, and they can recover costs for necessary medication.- Advertisement -The amendments establish a 60-day time limit for people to submit receipts for medical care or rehabilitation expenses to ICBC.Previously, people had up to two years to submit their expenses to ICBC.The auto insurer says the long limitation period made it difficult for them to determine if expenses were reasonable and necessary when they were incurred. This left people at risk of spending significant amounts of money on expenses that could be ineligible for reimbursement.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mairtin Kelly Shortlisted for Business Person of The Year

first_imgMairtin Kelly of Kelly’s Centra has been shortlisted for The Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award – it has been revealed. You can place your vote for Martin Kelly here! Mairtin Kelly took over the Mountain Top location in 2011 amidst an ongoing recession and since then has taken it from strength to strength. Taking the business out of receivership, Mairtin has made Kelly’s Centra and Diner a pillar of the community.Through dedication, passion, commitment and sacrifice it is of no surprise that this recognition has been bestowed upon Mairtin.There are 85 staff employed in the Mountain Top location and the success of the store continues to grow.Mr Kelly has led the way while developing his team of people who come from all walks of life. He continuously puts a big emphasis on all employee’s who have been the foundation to the success and growth of his business. This year alone Mairtin and his team have completely revamped the diner, deli and shop. Relaunched under Circle K, holding multiple customer appreciation days, they have shown continuous support for Action Breast Cancer and The Irish Cancer Society and are the very proud sponsors of Termon GAA – Kelly is all about giving back to the community.With avid technology, creative design and a range of products to suit all, it is no wonder that Mairtin and his team are always ahead of the curve.As well as developing his business Mairtin is very adamant in developing his people.His management team had this to say about him: “Mairtin has led and directed his to be the best versions of ourselves.“Through his guidance, we all strive to better than yesterday. His commitment and support that he gives to his team, not only allows the business to grow but it people also. “Mairtin has become a role model, mentor and most importantly a  friend and confidant to us all. Through his positivity and eagerness to see us grow, us Mairtin leaves with a different mindset, feeling and outlook after every working day. He has made us all people that we are very proud to be”Voting for the Business Person of the Year Award closes on Monday, November 12 at 10am.Mairtin Kelly Shortlisted for Business Person of The Year was last modified: November 10th, 2018 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)Tags:Business Person of the Year AwardKelly’s Centra Mountain TopletterkennyMairtin Kellylast_img read more

‘If Costa did what Aguero did, the whole football world would call for his head’

first_img1 Sergio Aguero really has it in for David Luiz.The Manchester City striker launched himself into a potential leg-breaking challenge on the Brazilian defender in the closing stages of his side’s 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.And the Argentine has a history of plunging his studs into the Blues man.Back in 2013, Aguero intentionally jumped with both feet into Luiz as City progressed to the FA Cup final with a 2-1 win at Wembley.But unlike that occasion, Aguero is set to be punished with a four-game ban thanks to a previous sending off this season.The question is: what would have happened if Diego Costa made this type of challenge?talkSPORT takes a look at the best reactions from fans online… [View the story “‘If Diego Costa did what Aguero did, the whole football world would call for his head…’” on Storify]center_img The Manchester City striker faces a four-game ban for the horror challenge last_img read more

Gerard Deulofeu considering Everton future after Liverpool snub

first_img1 Gerard Deulofeu is considering his future at Everton, according to Spanish reports.The former Barcelona prospect is thinking of leaving Goodison Park due to a lack of playing time under Ronald Koeman.Deulofeu is yet to score in 12 appearances for the Toffees this season and a return to his homeland could well happen.The 22-year-old was left out the matchday squad for Monday’s Merseyside derby against Liverpool and it is understood he is considering his future in England.Koeman had tried playing Deulofeu as a striker in the summer, but the experiment came to an end when Romelu Lukaku returned to action.Deulofeu signed for Everton on a permanent deal from Barcelona in 2015, having enjoyed an excellent loan spell at Merseyside in 2013/14 before an unhappy period at Sevilla. Deulofue has failed to score in 12 appearances for Everton this season last_img read more