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first_imgOcean United Soccer Association is forming a new U12 girls soccer team to begin play in the fall. Girls born after July 31, 1994, are eligible. Tryouts will be held June 3 at 1:30 p.m. and June 7 at 5 p.m. at the Ocean Intermediate School. Contact John Marchisin at (732) 492-5129 or jmarchisin@ishinc.com for details. The Hazlet Bombers, a U14 boys travel soccer team, will be holding tryouts for the upcoming season on June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Hazlet Soccer Complex. Hazlet residency is not required. The Bombers play in MOSA and are currently National 3. For more information, call Ed Young at (732) 739-0429. The Hazlet Sting wrapped up their spring season Saturday evening in the rain where they came from behind to tie the Bridgewater S.A. Titans 2-2 in an exciting MNJYSA U8 Boys Flight 3 playoff game contested at the Hazlet Soccer Complex. Despite the slippery field, the young Hazlet team was determined to strike back at the Titans for the 1-0 loss they were handed in the teams’ last matchup in March. The Sting were first to score early in the first half, but the Titans responded with two goals of their own. Hazlet continued to play impressively and with several minutes left in the game the Sting squad rallied and netted the game’s final goal, which resulted in a 2-2 tie at the whistle. The next step for the Hazlet United S.A. (HUSA) Sting will be the 2006 Sayreville Summer Classic Tournament to be held June 16-18. This will be their second tournament entered in the 2005-2006 soccer season. The HUSA U8 Sting are Resul Abas, Jake Capichana, Adam Chang, Brian Edwards, Jacob Hiban, Joey Koempel, Andres Medina, Chris Medina, Joe Miragliotta, Barry O’Sullivan, Alan Troisi and Russell Van Cleve. The team are coached by Ralph Troisi, who is assisted by Bob Edwards and Pete Miragliotta.last_img read more

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Inside an ambitious project to rewild trafficked bonobos in the Congo Basin

first_imgA decade ago, a troop of formerly captive bonobos was for the first time reintroduced to the wild in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Following that successful reintroduction, a new troop of 14 bonobos is now in the process of being released and is anticipated to be fully in the wild by September.Congolese conservation group Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC) is working to make sure the communities surrounding the release site feel invested in the project. BASANKUSU, Democratic Republic of Congo — On a sultry morning in the densely forested Équateur province, Victor Likofata and Ibrahim Walelo perch on the edge of a long dugout canoe as it slows down along the Lopori River.Their eyes fix on the verdant trees that line the riverbank, where a troop of bonobos (Pan paniscus), an endangered great ape endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), calls excitedly in response to the sound of the boat’s approaching engine. The high-pitched shrieks reverberate across the surface of the water.Likofata and Walelo both work for a local bonobo rehabilitation project called Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC), which in June 2009 made an unprecedented move to reintroduce 11 trafficked and orphaned bonobos, as well as two of their captive-born offspring, from the organization’s sanctuary in Kinshasa into a wild release site that encompasses an expansive swath of Equateur’s riparian forest. The troop’s number has since swelled to 18, thanks to five wild births, the most recent of which occurred just a few weeks ago.“It was the first time this kind of thing had ever been attempted with bonobos, so there wasn’t a well-worn path for us to follow,” recalls Likofata of the early stages of the reintroduction process, as the boat idles about 20 meters (66 feet) away from the pioneering troop. “But if you look at their behavior now, you wouldn’t believe these were bonobos that had ever been kept in captivity.”Sometimes known as “pygmy chimpanzees,” bonobos weren’t recognized as a separate species until 1929. Like chimpanzees, they share 98.7 percent of their DNA with humans.But in contrast to their close relative, bonobo society is female-centered and egalitarian. Bonobos also tend to be less prone to violence than chimpanzees, preferring to maintain relationships and settle conflicts through sex.The formation of the Congo River 1.5 million to 2 million years ago likely first separated bonobos’ ancestors from chimpanzees and led to their distinct speciation. However, the remoteness of bonobos’ habitat and decades of civil unrest in the DRC have ensured that much remains unknown about the species.As a result, ABC’s first reintroduction effort was an inevitably speculative affair. But the results have been encouraging enough that in July 2018 the organization began the complex, protracted process of reintroducing a second troop of 14 bonobos into the approximately 475 square kilometers (183 square miles) that comprise the steadily expanding release site, known as Ekolo ya Bonobo, meaning “Land of the Bonobos” in Lingala, the lingua franca in much of the DRC.The new troop is currently being kept in quarantine on an island next to the main reserve, from where it has increasingly been exchanging calls with its antecedents across the water, most of whom are old acquaintances from the sanctuary in Kinshasa.According to Walelo, in charge of monitoring the new troop’s progress, they will be fully released into the main section of the reserve before September this year. “They’re already hunting for their own food in the forest. They’ve dealt with heavy rains and flooding. They’ve adapted very well,” he says. “In my estimation, they’re ready now.”last_img read more

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Repair or replace? – Summerbell Jr to make decision about his Evolution VIII

first_imgDavid Summerbell Jr is currently weighing the options of repairing or replacing his modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII race car, which was seriously mangled after colliding with Doug Gore two Sundays ago at the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at the Jamwest Motor Speedway in Westmoreland. Summerbell wants to return in time to contest the Jamaica Race Driver’s Club’s Thunder Sport 2 championship. He also revealed that he and his team have a meeting planned with their sponsors this week. He said that any decision they take will be geared towards getting him back on the circuit with enough time to challenge the top contenders. “We really want to try and stay in the championship this year,” he said. “Whether it’s changing a car or making repairs, the time frame is also important. But all of this would have to be cleared with our sponsors as to what they would like, as they are a very important part of the team and their opinion counts. “The next two races are at Dover, so that is better for me as that track is more suited for my Evolution, if we are able to use that car. But it’s early and we have some meetings to plan as to where we go. But there is a lot of research going on at this point,” he told The Gleaner. However, assessment of the vehicle is still ongoing and Summerbell said that has to be done before they can decide how to move forward. “It’s still early because we haven’t pulled it down to a point to actually know. The body of the car is good, but the brakes are damaged, the rims and the axle are all damaged, and other stuff as well. We are trying to get prices on all those items before we can have a definite figure. Later in the week, we should be able to give out a little about where we are going,” he said. Summerbell described the regional championship as secondary and said he would only participate if his projections are on target. “It (CMRC) is (still an objective), but it’s secondary. Local racing is the priority, but if everything is on target, then we would want to take part overseas,” he added.last_img read more

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Choosing the Chairman of GECOM

first_imgDear Editor,I noticed that Dr. Surujbally, in his parting shot, has joined a few minds who feel that the Guyana Constitution seems to proffer a judge to be selected as the Chairman of GECOM. Dr Surujbally posits, and has been quoted as saying, “It tells me that the focus of the framers was in fact to have a judge here.” The architects of the process include a living President; and his representatives – including Dr. Pastor – are still around, so we do not have to guess what was the meaning of ‘fit and proper’ when it was proposed. We can reach out to Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center for clarity on this matter. The framers of the article in the Constitution are also still alive: Ralph Ramkarran, Raphael Trotman, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, and many of us who participated in the constitution reform process that saw these words entrenched in the Constitution. We don’t have to guess what was intended.Finally, the players in selecting every Chairman since Rudy Collins are still around. Many members of the PNC/PNCR/PNCR1G are still around. Many members of the WPA, like Rupert, participated in the process and are still around. The WPA nominees for the list in the past were Doodnauth Singh and Steve Surujbally. I am still around, TUF nominees to the list in the past included Edward Hopkinson and Major General (rtd.) Joe Singh. “Fit and proper person” has always referred to any person who was not a judge or qualified to so be. We have been served well by “fit and proper persons” who were not judges or qualified to so be. Rudy Collins, Edward Hopkinson, Major General (rtd.) Joe Singh, and Dr. Steve Surujbally – four out of five have been so chosen.Steve’s final words should have been, “Thanks to all for the confidence and the honour to serve my country in this most important position in our democratic process.”Sincerely,Manzoor Nadirlast_img read more

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Ill Walcott out of England tie

first_imgEngland manager Roy Hodgson responded to Walcott’s withdrawal by calling-up Liverpool’s 17-year-old winger Raheem Sterling, Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore and Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.Doctors face homicide probe into Morosini death Meanwhile, Three doctors are being investigated for alleged negligent homicide after the death of Italian footballer Piermario Morosini during a Serie B game last April, according to media reports here on Monday.Livorno midfielder Morosini, on loan from Serie A side Udinese, collapsed on the pitch after suffering a heart attack during a second division game on April 14 at Pescara and was later pronounced dead in hospital.Doctors Ernesto Sabatini (Pescara), Manlio Porcellini (Livorno) and Vito Molfese of the emergency services are being probed into their actions while treating the 25-year-old.Morosini suffered from a cardiomyopathy, or a rare genetic heart muscle condition, according to the 250-page report into his death by Professor Cristian D’Ovidio.Emergency services had however been critised for not using a defibrillator in an attempt to revive the player, with the ambulance delayed because of a security car parked in front of the emergency exit.It continued a tragic family history that saw Morosini’s parents die while he was a teenager, after which his disabled brother also committed suicide.He is survived by an older sister, who is handicapped.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, September 10 – Arsenal winger Theo Walcott will miss England’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley on Tuesday after going down with an illness over the weekend.Walcott missed training on Monday after complaining of feeling ill 24 hours earlier and has returned to his club.Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge was also unable to train on Monday due to stomach cramps, but the England medical team remain hopeful he will be fit for the Group H clash against Ukraine at Wembley.last_img read more

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Highway 29 down to single lane traffic after washout

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Motorists are advised to expect delays traveling Highway 29 between Charlie Lake and Hudson’s Hope after a washout.The washout is located 10.5 km north of Hudson’s Hope. The road in the area has been reduced to single lane alternating traffic until crews are able to repair the highway.For more updates visit www.drivebc.ca or follow YRB on twitter.#BCHwy29 Single Lane Traffic 10.5km North of #HudsonsHope due to Washout. Check @DriveBC. Traffic Control on site.— YRB North Peace Ltd (@YRBNorthPeace) April 2, 2017- Advertisement –last_img read more

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TRANSFER FIGHT! Norwich and West Ham joined by Genoa in battle for Inter ace

first_img1 Davide Santon Genoa have joined Norwich and West Ham in the fight for Inter Milan defender Davide Santon.The Italian has made just nine appearances this season and has not featured in a match since the end of October.talkSPORT told you yesterday that Norwich had expressed an interest, while Watford had an approach in the summer turned down.But now, according to Calciomercato, Premier League clubs face competition from Genoa.The Serie A side believe they can lure Santon to them by offering him the chance to stay in his native Italy.However, the 25-year-old previously spent four years in England with Newcastle and is reportedly keen on a return to the Premier League.last_img read more

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Asking Irish fans: ‘Would you give up drink if Ireland win Euro 2016?’

first_imgHaving been beaten 3-0 by Belgium, it’s fair to say the Republic of Ireland aren’t being tipped to win the European Championship.The ‘boys in green’ may not be Euro 2016 champions-elect, but they do have exceptional support in France at present, being followed by a group of fans who would seemingly give anything to see their team do well.At least that’s what we thought, until we started to ask them if they would give up alcohol in exchange for victory at the Euros.The results in the video above were eye-opening to say the least!last_img read more

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Man killed by big rig on freeway

first_imgchristina.esparza@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2472160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DIAMOND BAR – Bryan Alexis Aranda was changing his van’s tire on the freeway shoulder when he was crushed early Wednesday. A tractor-trailer struck Aranda’s 1996 Dodge, pushing the van into the 18-year-old Compton man just west of Lemon Avenue on the Pomona (60) Freeway about 4:30 a.m. The crash brought commuter traffic to a crawl. California Highway Patrol officers closed down one lane of the westbound freeway between Lemon Avenue and Fairway Drive while they investigated the crash. Investigators believe the man was bent over between his van and a guardrail and the van was partially in the lane, Officer Raquel Stage said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“The semi didn’t see him in the lane,” and drove into the van, Stage said, which was pushed into Aranda. The truck then veered into a ditch. The incident backed up traffic for miles. Aranda was pronounced dead at the scene, coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral said. The tractor-trailer driver, a 39-year-old San Marcos man whose name was not released, received minor injuries. He was taken by ambulance to UC Irvine Medical Center. m_pinion-whitt@dailybulletin.com last_img read more

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League One play-off semi-finals could draw record-breaking attendances

first_img talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… 1 Tranmere vs Forest Green (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Aston Villa vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs Leeds United (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Doncaster vs Charlton (Sunday, 12:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Everton (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Mansfield vs Newport (Sunday, 6pm) – talkSPORT 2 deals For the second leg, tickets in the home end at Fratton Park are sold out, while tickets for travelling Sunderland fans have yet to be released.Charlton have sold out their allocation for their trip to the Keepmoat Stadium as over 3,700 fans will be cheering their team on.Doncaster’s stadium holds 15,231 supporters, and while home tickets have not sold out, there is expected to be a packed crowd. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won For the return leg, more than 20,000 tickets have been snapped up by Charlton fans, while Donny supporters will have the south stand to fill out.Portsmouth, Sunderland and Charlton are regarded as huge clubs in League One, while Doncaster, who finished 15th last term, will relish their underdog tag.It would not be a surprise to see the four play-off semi-final games draw the biggest-joint attendances in the competition. LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Attendances for the League One play-off semi-final games are set to be huge.Sunderland take on Portsmouth on Saturday before Doncaster entertain Charlton a day later with both games live on talkSPORT 2. LIVE ON talkSPORT Getty Portsmouth have sold out their home end for the second leg clash against Sunderland next week no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker shining tense Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January huge blow In a rematch of their Checkatrade Trophy final encounter, which Pompey won 5-4 on penalties in March, Sunderland will be looking for revenge.As of Thursday, 21,747 home tickets had been sold for the first leg clash at the Stadium of Light.Portsmouth’s allocation has been cut to 2,000 following crowd trouble when the two sides met last month after a Pompey supporter was arrested for throwing a flare at Sunderland supporters. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more

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