CBA’s Werner is Shore Coaches Player of the Year

first_imgHost of local stars recognized for their exploits BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer BY TIM MORRISStaff Writer CBA’s Dan Werner is among the top players in Shore Conference history, making him the easy choice for the Shore’s Player of the Year. Christian Brothers Academy’s all-everything Dan Werner was the boys Player of the Year. Rumson-Fair Haven’s Caitlin Hyduke, who led the Bulldogs to the NJSIAA State Group II championship this winter, was named by the Shore Basketball Coaches as Player of the Year for the girls. Hyduke topped the All-Shore First Team, joined by Red Bank Catholic’s Kristina Danella, Pinelands’ Jackie Berry, Monmouth’s Kristen Dalton and Manasquan’s Nichole Hawkins. Second Team honors went to Colts Neck’s Cat Cristino, Howell’s Ali Goldsmith, Jackson’s Justine Stevenson and St. John Vianney’s Alisa Apo. Joining Werner on the boys First Team were: Matt Mullery, St. John Vianney; Randall Stallworth, Monsignor Donovan; Jason Westrol, Manasquan; and Jay Frank, Brick Memorial. Freehold Borough’s Tom Weldon heads up the Second Team with Wall’s John Reed, CBA’s Tim Andree, Monsignor Donovan’s James Shinn and Freehold Township’s T.J. LaFalce. Monsignor Donovan’s Mike Kearney was the boys Coach of the Year, while the girls Coach of the Year was split between George Sourlis, of Rumson, Dawn Karpell of Holmdel and Joe Montano of RBC. The Shore Coaches also announced their all-division teams for 2005-06. In A North, Goldsmith, Anat Sibony of Marlboro, and Middletown South’s Sheal Taggat, Brittany Hoffman and Michele Whalen made up the First Team. Second Team recognition went to Howell’s Colleen Thomas and Brianne Lavin, Freehold Township’s Emily Fixter, Ocean’s Victoria Webber and Middletown South’s Shawna Hagen. Hyduke tops the A Central First Team with Hawkins, Apo, Danella and Manasquan’s Ryan McGrath, rounding out the First Team. Second Team players were: Dawn Martorelli, Holmdel; Kristin Coppolina, RBC; Jenna Strich, RBC; Kate Miller, Rumson; Mary Kate Duggan, Manasquan; Kim Fiorrentino, Holmdel; and Paige Armstrong, Rumson. A South First Team was led by Jackson’s Stevenson who was joined by teammate Danielle Mickiewicz; Lori Lidlow, Toms River North; and Olivia Tromm and April Smith, Southern. Second Team recognition went to Michelle Harder and Alexandra Detata, Brick; Leslie Macchiaverna and Jazmine Fair, Toms River East; and Tara Hansen, Toms River South. Dalton and Cristino topped the B North First Team joined by Christine Kilmurray, Wall; Sharees Richardson, Neptune; and Brittney Powell, Monmouth Regional. Holly Jones, Colts Neck; Alyssa Mayrose and Shannon Mayrose, Freehold Borough; Tia Curtis, Monmouth; Brie Moran, Red Bank Regional; and Cyialece Davis, Neptune, were the Second Team selections. Ryan Killeen, Mater Dei; Olivia Triano, Keyport; Faith Flannery, Keansburg; Katie Brunck, Pt. Pleasant Beach; and Chrissy Zrowka, St. Rose, were the B Central First Team selections. Earning Second Team honors were: Lauen Florio, Mater Dei; Lauren Crehan and Kelly Clark, St. Rose; Kelly Draper, Shore; Pauline Robinson, Pt. Pleasant Beach; and Sabrina Kemp, Keyport. Pinelands All-Shore First Team pick Berry tops the B South First Team. Kristen Haycock, Pt. Pleasant Boro; Alexis Valmon, Manchester; Meagan Lambros, Central; and Natalie Garbie, Monsignor Donovan round out the First Team. Amanda Malkiewicz, Lacey; Stephanie Campbell, Lakewood; Orriana Smith, Central; Cherrika Minnigan and Camille Valmon, Manchester; and Lisa Stanek, Monsignor Donovan, were Second Team selections. Werner and LaFalce headline the boys A North First Team. CBA’s Tim Andree, Middletown North’s Chris Misiaszek and Freehold Township’s Marcus Roberson were the other First Team selections. The Second Team consists of Ed Fischer and Damian Csakai, Freehold Township; Jason Goldheimmer, Manalapan; and Derek Becker, CBA. Westrol and Mullery head the A Central First Team with Manasquan’s Derrick Fetzer, Rumson’s Phil Conover and Raritan’s Dave Lonay. Will Martell, Rumson; Andrew Stein, Holmdel; Will Atkinson, Raritan; and Matt Genevieve and Eric Johannesen, SJV, make up the Second Team. In A South, Brick Memorial’s tandem of Jay Frank and James Cherrick lead the First Team, which includes Tyler Fox, Toms River East; Mike Gawronski, Brick; and Brett Behrnes, Southern. Second Team honors went to Kimani Brown and Charles Kelly, Toms River North; Rob Urie and Anthony Hudak, Toms River East; Mike Lepore, Brick Memorial; and F.J. Luchetti, Brick. Freehold Borough’s Weldon tops the B North First Team along with Brian Baker, Colts Neck; Gary Foster, Neptune; John Reed, Wall; and Kyle Fitzgerald, Red Bank Regional. Freehold’s Craig Schultz and James Whal, Colts Neck’s Sal Salvati, Neptune’s Mike Ogelsby and Red Bank’s Casey Peters were the Second Team picks. In B Central, Anthony Ranaudo, St. Rose; Eric Lenahan, Pt. Pleasant Beach; Marquis Drayton, Asbury Park; Gary Knoeppel, Shore; and Rob Oftedal, Keansburg were the First Team selections. Making up the Second Team were: Nyran Smith, Asbury Park; Bill Walsh, Mater Dei; Chris Lehman, Shore; Andrew Carusutto, Keansburg; and Tyler Reinhard, Henry Hudson. Monsignor Donovan teammates Stallworth and Shinn top the B South First Team that includes Sean Hughes and Trevor Tonkovch, Pt. Pleasant Boro, and Central’s Brian Melanson. Second Team members are: Sean McAndrew, Lacey; Rondell Proctor, Lakewood; Terrell Lee, Manchester; Kyle Miliana, Monsignor Donovan; and Ibn Moye, Central. The girls Division Coaches of the Year were: Tom Brennan, Middletown South, A North; Rachel Goodale, Jackson, A South; Sourlis, A Central; Alison MacFarland, Freehold Borough, B North; Darren Ault, Mater Dei, B Central; and Vinnie Tralka, Pinelands, B South. The boys Division Coach of the Year winners were: Wil Mayer, Middletown North, A North; Ron Gerlufsen, Brick Memorial, A South; Dave Emery, St. John Vianney, A Central; Brian Donahue, Freehold Borough, B North; Bob Klatt, Mater Dei, B Central; and Kearney, B South.last_img read more

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Russell, Watson mine gold for Jamaica at World U18 Champs

first_imgJamaica celebrated a double gold medal performance to close off Day Three at the IAAF World Under-18 Championships with De’Jour Russell and Antonio Watson beating their peers in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday. Russell lowered his own championships record in the 110m hurdles, dominating the field to win in 13.04 seconds ahead of Chinese Taipei’s Hao-hua Lu, 13.41 and France’s Thomas Wanaverbecq, 13.55.  Fifteen year-old Petersfield High school student Watson won gold in the 400m with a strong finish, after coming into the final 100m in the middle of the pack. Watson posted a personal best 46.59 to win ahead of Guyanese Daniel Williams, 46.72, and Turks and Caicos’ Colby Jennings, 46.77.  Another Jamaican, Anthony Cox, who also posted 46.77, started strongly but faded into fourth place.  In the girls’ final, Shaquena Foote, 54.05, finished fifth behind winner Barbora Malikova, 52.74 from the Czech Republic; Kenya’s Mary Moraa, 53.31; and Brazil’s Giovana Dos Santos, 53.57.  The results lifted the Jamaicans to four medals (two gold, two bronze) and fourth place on the medal table.last_img read more

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Mourinho issues Ibrahimovic warning to Manchester United’s Premier League rivals

first_img1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates his Community Shield winner Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United’s rivals that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will only get more dangerous after the striker headed home the winner in Sunday’s Community Shield victory over Leicester.The 34-year-old joined United on a free transfer from Paris St Germain during the summer and added to his impressive career medal tally after rising to meet Antonio Valencia’s deep cross to settle the Wembley contest 2-1.Ibrahimovic had been on the periphery for much of the game as Jesse Lingard added to his FA Cup final winner with an impressive solo strike to put United ahead against the Premier League champions.Leicester levelled when Jamie Vardy pounced on a weak Marouane Fellaini back-pass but it would be Ibrahimovic’s day as his 83rd-minute header gave Mourinho his first silverware as United boss.The Portuguese, who looks set to add Paul Pogba to his squad after the club confirmed the Juventus midfielder is set for a medical on Monday, has said that Ibrahimovic will get better and better as United adjust to his philosophies.“Zlatan will be more dangerous when we are more dominant and play closest to the box,” he said.“Zlatan is not a very fast player to play 50 metres away from the box like where Vardy can be dangerous. Zlatan needs the team to play, he needs the team to produce and he needs the team to be arriving in the final third.“It’s something that we also have to change because the profile of this team was more about possession of the ball. Even arriving in crossing positions, the team normally plays back again and tries to change to the other side.“We are trying to change. The reality is the second goal is a great example of that.”RELATED: Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic eyes more trophies after victory over Leicester Citylast_img read more

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ON THE VERGE! West Ham close in on Marko Arnautovic signing from Stoke

first_img The Austrian international is expected to put his name to a five-year contract 1 West Ham are set to complete the signing of Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City, according to reports.The Hammers agreed a £24million fee with the Potters on Tuesday after having two previous bids rejected.And the Austrian international is expected to finalise his move to the London Stadium ahead of the club’s pre-season tour of Germany.The 28-year-old will become the highest paid player at the club for a brief period before the arrival of Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen, who is also close to completing a move.Arnautovic is set to sign a five-year deal at the London Stadium ahead of completing a medical.last_img

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A Study Finds Yoga Doesn’t Count as Exercise

first_imgThere are a lot of positive benefits to yoga, like getting more flexible, getting better at breathing, and improving your mental health.  Unfortunately, “getting in shape” may not belong on that list.A new study found that just doing basic yoga poses doesn’t really count as exercise . . . since it has the same effect on your body as light activities like cooking or doing the laundry.But more intense types of yoga that have a cardio element DO work like traditional exercise . . . so if you want to get into better shape, maybe you should look into power yoga.last_img

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South Africa, Vietnam look to do business

first_img6 May 2011 South Africa and Vietnam have agreed to beef up cooperation between the two countries following a meeting in Pretoria between Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Vietnamese Vice-President Nguyen Thi Doan. During their meeting on Thursday, the two deputy presidents agreed to seek measures to boost cooperation, saying there was vast potential to expand trade and investment between the two countries. They also committed to increasing trade volumes, targeting US$1-billion over the next few years. Although no details were given, Motlanthe told a joint media briefing that details of achieving this goal would be mapped out by the South Africa Vietnam Partnership Forum, which is scheduled to meet later this year. The two deputy presidents did, however, stress the importance of creating awareness among South African and Vietnamese business communities regarding the business opportunities that exist in both countries. “Both South Africa and Vietnam offer excellent opportunities to investors, and we should encourage our business communities to link up and explore all possible avenues for cooperation,” Motlanthe said. Vietnam is a developing market economy, and the country continues to achieve rapid growth in agriculture and industrial production, construction and housing. Motlanthe said there where were countless opportunities in areas such as tourism, agriculture, clothing and textile production. Speaking through an interpreter, Nguyen congratulated South Africa on its re-election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2011/12, and for its joining of the BRICS grouping, saying this was a “good sign that South Africa deserves to be the motto of development on the continent.” Describing the talks as fruitful, Nguyen said he hoped the outcome would manifest in deepened co-operation for the prosperity and development of both countries.Illegal rhino horn trade The two deputy presidents also discussed the issue of illegal trading in rhino horns. The two countries first engaged in ways to save the rhino last year when they looked at collaborative law enforcement and co-operation to prevent animal trafficking. Vietnam has been increasingly implicated as a main driver of the illegal rhino horn trade in Asia, and a major trade route has emerged, connecting illegally killed rhinos in South Africa with consumers in Vietnam. Motlanthe said the relevant ministries in both countries would develop a working plan to combat the illegal trade. This is a second such meeting between Motlanthe and Nguyen, with the first having been held in Vietnam last year. Motlanthe described the relationship between the two countries as one that has “grown, deepened and matured over the years.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Zoho Mail Gets Offline Support via Google Gears – Ahead of Gmail

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Innovative Web Office startup Zoho has beaten Google to the punch again, announcing offline support for the newly public Zoho Mail tonight. Ironically Zoho is using Google Gears to enable offline functionality in Zoho Mail – see the video below by the Google Developer team. Zoho also beat Google to offline support in online word processing, again using Gears, by launching that functionality in November 2007. Google followed up with offline support for Google Docs at the end of March 2008.We wrote in July about speculation that Google will start rolling out offline support for both Gmail and Google Calendar through Google Gears within the next six weeks. Didn’t happen. However Yahoo Mail did come up with offline functionality in July – it gave offline access to all free and paid Yahoo Mail users through the Yahoo Zimbra Desktop. Earlier this week Yahoo announced further Zimbra integration, this time with its Calendar app.So Google is well and truly behind the times with offline support for web mail. However the Google white coats are having a fine old time tinkering with mail stuff in their labs – tonight Google Labs announced Advanced IMAP Controls, which lets you “fine-tune your Gmail IMAP experience.” To be fair, Google probably isn’t worried about Zoho coming out with offline functionality in its mail product before Gmail has. For one thing Google is so big it can afford to wait until it’s good and ready, despite Gmail fans yearning for offline support! But also Google probably sees Zoho less as a competitor at this point (even though Zoho does compete directly against Google Apps) and more as an evangelist for its technology – such as Google Gears.To access mail offline in Zoho Mail, you’ll need Google Gears installed on your browser – at this point IE and Firefox are supported. Chrome and Safari support is coming. According to Zoho’s blog, you can also download images and attachments in offline mode. Another cool feature is that Zoho Mail automatically detects your connectivity and switches to online/offline modes.Here is the video, also available on Google Code blog: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#enterprise#news#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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mSpot Finds its Cloud Music Niche: Locker & Radio in One

first_imgRelated Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout sarah perez To be fair, with the launch of the newly revamped application, mSpot is providing only three of the four service types mentioned above.  You can’t play music on demand just yet.But when asked if the company was considering such a move, mSpot’s co-founder and CEO Daren Tsui said, “we’re looking into that.” He also mentioned that he has several ideas for additional paid-only features that mSpot will debut later this year – features which could entice its free users to move into the premium tiers, he said. Tsui wouldn’t detail what these features are, however. But he did say that while the features themselves may not be novel, the way they’re packaged into mSpot’s hybrid system is.And what could be better than music on demand, we ask? We expect that’s one of the hooks that mSpot has in mind. If so, this mashup music service could be the one that finally sells streaming music naysayers on giving “the cloud” a shot. Whether you prefer to purchase your own tracks, serendipitously discover new music through radio plays or listen to curated streams, mSpot has it. And maybe one day, on-demand tunes too.For now, the service is free, and you get 5 GB of storage free. For $3.99/month, you can have 40 GB instead. Other tiers will be introduced this year, with access to more features. The iOS version, as well as PC and Mac versions of this updated service will launch later this year, as well.Mspot’s FeaturesMspot also offers a few bonuses that not all its competitors have: live lyrics that display while music plays, “cached mode” for offline access to tunes (even for entire playlists), automatic export of metadata, cover art and playlists from iTunes, automatic, wireless syncing from PC to cloud (i.e., when you add more music to your desktop music collection it immediately syncs to mSpot), and continuous playback of songs even in areas where cellular coverage is spotty.In addition, with the newly updated mobile application (beta), you’re given 5 GB of free online storage for storing the MP3’s you own, access to hundreds of Internet radio stations, access to mSpot’s own 80 to 85 programmed stations and a Pandora-like personal radio player that builds a station based on artists or genres you like.And unlike Amazon’s new Cloud Player app, when you stream your own music online via mSpot, it isn’t just a means to an end – it also helps to serve up recommendations. As your listening preferences change, so do these recommendations.Not bad for a free app. Tags:#cloud computing#mobile#music#Product Reviews#web center_img In the battle of cloud music services, you have a variety of options including radio service like Pandora and Last.fm, online lockers like Google Music and Amazon Cloud Drive, Internet radio stations and premium, “program-your-own” services like MOG, Rdio, Rhapsody and Zune. But what if you want it all? Then you may want to consider mSpot and its recently updated mobile app for Android.mSpot, a Hybrid Cloud Music Service 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… For those unaware, mSpot is not a newcomer to mobile music, despite its low-profile name. The company has been building mobile apps for over 6 and a half years now, including the white label radio apps for AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and others. The company also has other entertainment-focused apps like mSpot Movies.To learn more about the service or to try out mSpot for yourself, head to www.mspot.com.last_img read more

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Flooding in Jeff City a good possibility through spring

first_imgWill you end up having to find another route to work because of the flooding this spring?Cole County Public Works Director Larry Benz says it’s a throw of the dice.“With Missouri especially, you can see high water levels [even] if there might not be any rainfall in our area.”Benz says, even though the North Jefferson City levee can hold back 30 feet of floodwater, lower crests can still flood areas on the south side of the river.last_img

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Lightning can beat up rocks like an asteroid strike, casting doubt on past impacts

first_imgLightning can pound rocks with pressures on par with those of an asteroid impact, providing an alternate way to explain shocked quartz crystals. By Sid PerkinsJul. 21, 2017 , 12:30 PM Lightning can beat up rocks like an asteroid strike, casting doubt on past impacts In the team’s computer simulation, the target of the lightning bolt was a hunk of granite, which bears quartz crystals in large numbers. (It’s also common on mountain ridges and other high spots often struck by lightning.) When a moderately strong bolt of cyber lightning struck the virtual rock, it created pressure waves that peaked at about 70,000 atmospheres, well into the range needed to produce shocked quartz, the researchers report this month in Geophysical Research Letters. The simulated lightning bolt also generated a glassy veneer on the rock up to 9 centimeters or so from where the bolt struck, a so-called fulgurite (fulgur is Latin for lightning) that serves as a sign to geologists that rocks have been zapped. 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The results could also provide a more conventional explanation for strange, glassy rocks found at some sites in South Australia and on the Pampas of Argentina. The presence of shocked quartz crystals in rocks from both regions have been cited as evidence of impacts, although the new findings suggest that the rocks could have just as easily been made by lightning strikes.Gierè says geologists will have to be more careful when they make their impact diagnosis. But other researchers say that the scale of the effects should make that easy. Shocking from lightning is focused and limited to a thin layer near the surface, whereas impacts create shocked quartz widely throughout a target rock. “This is a curious finding that is understandably going to fascinate a lot of people,” says David Kring, a cosmochemist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas. “But the scales of lightning strikes are small and not likely to be confused for kilometer-size or larger impact cratering events.” mdesigner125/iStockphoto center_img A fulgurite (the black glassy smudge surrounding the crack at center) is a rock altered by lightning—and may include shocked quartz grains. Reto Gieré/University of Pennsylvania Time and time again, Earth has been pummeled by asteroids, but that ancient record is often faded and dubious. To bolster the notion that rocks were beat up in an extraterrestrial impact, geologists search for a distinctive signature: microscopic bands in the mineral quartz, created when powerful pressure waves ripple through the rock. Now, a new study suggests that a different sort of shock can create the same banding patterns: a lightning bolt.The result could cast further doubt on claims of asteroid impacts in Argentina and Australia that relied on observations of shocked quartz. The analysis should serve as a warning to geologists not to rely only on that line of evidence, says Matthew Pasek, a geochemist at the University of South Florida in Tampa who was not involved in the study. “This definitely shows that geologists need to consider the geological context of their samples.”Making shocked quartz is not easy. Previous studies suggest that it requires shock waves of at least 50,000 to 80,000 times the pressure of Earth’s atmosphere—extreme levels that geologists presumed only impacts could provide, says Reto Gierè, a mineralogist at the University of Pennsylvania. But lightning is powerful, too: It can heat rocks to temperatures above 2000°C within microseconds. Gierè and his colleagues set out to show that the bolts from the blue could also generate the extreme pressures needed to shock quartz.last_img read more

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