Colts wrap up strong year with state tournament loss

first_img The CBA lacrosse team not only equaled last year’s school record win total at 15, but also repeated as Curcio Division and NJSIAA Catholic School champions for the second straight season. The Colts, who defeated Bergen Catholic 10-5 for the Catholic School title, also participated in the NJSIAA tournament, winning a play-in game against St. Augustine, of Richland, 13-1, before dropping a 15-11 decision to Johnson Regional, Clark, Friday to end the campaign. “I’m very proud of our team,” fourth-year coach Dave Santos said. “They played tough against everyone. Last season we were blown out a couple of times. That didn’t happen this season. We proved that we could play against anyone.” Captain Bill Duerr was the Colts’ top player and leading scorer with 111 points on 54 goals and 57 assists. The senior completed his career with school records in goals with 129 and points with 240. Those records may not stand for too long, however. Duerr’s younger brother, Tom, has a spectacular freshman season, leading CBA in goals with 63, while also getting 41 assists. Tom Duerr will obviously be a key player for Santos next season as the coach seeks to replace the elder Duerr as well as several other seniors. Those veterans include the versatile defensive tandem of T.J. Mann and Jonathan Lewicki and midfielders Ryan Huthwaite, John Cahill and Erik Gronbeck. Other key returnees include juniors Mark Schottinger, an attackman who scored 45 goals and added 15 assists, midfielder Kyle Gwyn-Williams, who scored 10 goals and seven assists, along with sophomore midfielder Brendan Barton, who hit the net 18 times and had 10 assists. In addition goal tender Ed Bernard returns. The junior maintained a goal-against average of just under five and made more than 200 saves. All of this gives Santos plenty of reasons to be optimistic about next year’s squad. “We’re going to miss our seniors; they were our leaders on and off the field, but we have a good group coming back to build around,” Santos said. Staff Writer By Warren Rappleyea last_img read more

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Sports Shorts

first_imgThe Clifton T. Barkalow PTO, Freehold Township, will hold a 5K race on Saturday, May 31, starting at 10 a.m. at the township’s Turkey Swamp Park. This is the first Blue Jay 5K run/walk and is being managed by the Freehold Area Running Club (FARC), according to race director Jan Caputo, a sixth-grade language arts teacher and cross country coach at Barkalow. The race is designed to encourage physical fitness and to appeal to all ages and levels: the competitive racer, the firsttime runner and the fitness walker. The racewill feature T-shirts designed by a Barkalow student (a contest was held in the beginning ofApril); refreshments; a scenic, flat course in Turkey Swamp Park; prizes (with extra awards for young runners); and a raffle for all participants.One of the race sponsors, Sportcraft, ofMountOlive inMorris County, has donated 11 of its products- treadmills, elliptical machines, foosball and air hockey tables, and bocce sets- as prizes for the post-race raffle. Entry fee is $20 before May 21, and $15 for students 18 and under. After May 21, the registration fee is $25 and T-shirts are not guaranteed. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. on race day. Formore information and an application, go to the Web site http://cliftontbarkalow.freeholdtwp.nj.k12us. com/JCaputo.last_img read more

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City exit leaves English giants in Champions League cold

first_imgBy Ed OsmondManchester City were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona on Wednesday to leave the English Premier League without a representative in the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition for the second time in three years.As three Spanish sides, two French and one each from Germany, Italy and Portugal await the last-eight draw on Friday, England’s much-loved and cash-washed top flight will have no direct interest in the latter stages of the tournament.Chelsea were the last English winners in 2012, Manchester United triumphed in 2008 and reached the final in 2009 and 2011 while Chelsea made the last four 12 months ago before losing to Atletico Madrid.French sides proved to be the nemesis for Chelsea and Arsenal this season.Premier League leaders Chelsea battled to a 1-1 draw in their last-16 first-leg game at Paris St Germain but were stunned when 10-man PSG fought back to draw 2-2 and progress on away goals.Arsenal would have been delighted to draw Monaco in the last 16 but imploded in a 3-1 defeat in the first leg in London, a spirited 2-0 victory in the Principality proving insufficient to stop the Ligue 1 team advancing on away goals.At least Chelsea and Arsenal survived the group stage.Liverpool, Premier League runners-up behind Manchester City last season, failed to get to the knockout stages, finishing third in a group behind Real Madrid and Swiss champions Basel.All of which left Everton as the only English side left in European competition this season.They take a 2-1 lead to Dynamo Kiev in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 clash on Thursday (8pm).But however far Roberto Martinez’s team go in the second-tier competition, it has been a chastening season for the Premier League abroad.last_img read more

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‘We won both transfer windows – now it’s time to win trophies too!’ Chelsea fans react to deadline day

first_img Juan Cuadrado was Chelsea’s biggest arrival 1 It was another relatively busy transfer window for Chelsea as the Blues presided over four major transfers, including the £27m deadline capture of Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina, but what did the club’s fans make of their work over the past month?It appeared to be a largely harmonious reaction, but there were a few who questioned whether boss Jose Mourinho needed to tinker with his side so dramatically.Scroll down to see their views…last_img read more

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City flip-flops on animal drop-off policy

first_imgFaced with an angry public backlash and warnings of streets filled with strays, Los Angeles’ Animal Services chief Ed Boks claimed Friday he never intended to enforce a rule that would have sharply limited the hours for people to turn in unwanted pets at city shelters. Just a week after declaring a hard-line policy that would have limited the hours, Boks said he only had intended to educate the public. “It has been issued as a restriction,” Boks said. “But internally, it has always been our intention to never refuse an animal. Just educate.” With the department caught between thousands of feral kittens and public pressure to limit the number of animals it euthanizes, the move would have been a first for L.A. animal shelters. Boks had said the plan to cut the department’s 24-hour, seven-day policy of accepting pets – to just 14 hours over four weekdays – was designed to avoid killing more animals to make room in shelters during a busy time of year. The June 14 announcement was made near the height of kitten season when stray cats across the city give birth to litters and many people take the kittens to city shelters. Citywide, shelters on average receive a total of about 150 animals a day. But during kitten season from March to September, that number can double on some days. But critics had assailed the move, saying it would create hundreds of additional feral cats and dogs because owners who couldn’t make the shelters’ new hours would simply abandon them on the streets. On Friday, they said it appeared Boks was backtracking on a mistake, but they welcomed the announcement that animals won’t be turned away at any hour. “I’m very pleased,” said Michael Bell, founder of Citizens for a Humane Los Angeles. “It means a lot of animals won’t be dumped on the street, tied to poles, left in abandoned buildings.” Bell said the unwanted animals would have ended up at the shelters, anyway, as strays. Daniel Guss, an animal rescuer, was less pleased and angrily called Boks a spinmaster. “(Boks) says one thing, he does another,” Guss said. “There is such hair-splitting going on at Animal Services that it is an offense to anyone with common sense.” Boks, however, stood by his policies, saying many of his critics are impossible to please even though his department is making progress. “It’s almost as though they don’t want to see Los Angeles succeed in solving this problem,” Boks said. About 18,000 animals were euthanized at city shelters last year, officials said. In its revised statement Friday, Los Angeles Animal Services is asking owners to bring in unwanted pets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Officials said pet owners should exhaust all other options before bringing animals to a shelter. But the statement notes that the shelter drop-off hours are not mandatory, although they maximize an animal’s chances of being adopted. “We wanted to be crystal clear,” Boks said. “We will never turn an animal away. We don’t want to put any animal in harm’s way.” brandon.lowrey@dailynews.com (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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INNOVATIVE BUSINESS BOOTCAMP WILL BRING YOUR IDEA INTO FRUITION

first_imgHave you a business idea burning in the back of your mind??Why not take the opportunity to bring that idea to life at the Business Bootcamp programme.Are you aged between 18-35? The Business Bootcamp Programme is a programme aimed at giving young people that initial “jump-start” needed to steer themselves confidently into the business world.Business Bootcamp offers a varied menu of interactive team-based learning workshops, one-to-one mentoring with a qualified business coach, peer support, enterprise visits, and online learning tools.Because this programme is also delivered in six council areas in Northern Ireland, the knowledge you will gain and people you will meet, will help you to view your business not only from a local, but also a regional and national perspective.Oscar Wilde once said “experience is simply the name we give our mistakes” so go ahead, and make as many experiences as possible! Business Bootcamp Idea Generation Workshop, Monday 28th July 10.00 -2.30pm, Donegal town.This workshop is free but registration is necessary.Please contact Patricia on 086 316 5820, or email her on patricia.keane@enterpriseni.com for an application pack.Business Bootcamp is funded by EU INTERREG –Iva programme and delivered by Enterprise Northern Ireland.  INNOVATIVE BUSINESS BOOTCAMP WILL BRING YOUR IDEA INTO FRUITION was last modified: July 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

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Slaven Bilic confirms West Ham are interested in former Arsenal youngster

first_imgSlaven Bilic has denied claims West Ham have signed Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit.The 25-year-old’s contract with the German side is up in the summer and he is able to leave on a free transfer.Reports earlier this week had claimed that West Ham have won the race for Norway international, who spent three years at Arsenal as a youngster.However, Bilic has now revealed no deal is in place – although he has admitted that West Ham are monitoring the player.“This is all speculation,” said Bilic.“Of course we are monitoring him, he’s at a very good club. Almost the whole of the Bundesliga want him to stay there.” Havard Nordtveit in action for Borussia Monchengladbach 1last_img read more

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The Santa Clarita Artists Association transforms Newhall house into gallery

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Unfortunately, arts are underfunded across California,” Patton said. “Ultimately, we’ll develop that property, because it’s all being rezoned, but the arts association needed a place now. It’s exciting and actually, it helps both of us.” The group is leasing the house for $900 a month, an amount significantly less than its previous $1,600 rent for exposure on the arts district’s main street. The new location opens just in time for the association to implement a series of youth classes funded by a $3,000 Community Services Grant from the city of Santa Clarita. “We got blessed because he is an artist and wanted to help. It was a difficult decision because it’s half the size of our last location, but we really wanted to have a physical presence in Newhall because of all the redevelopment,” Sandy Fisher, vice president and membership chairwoman of the artisan group, said. Gallery manager April Bielefeldt said she thinks 60 to 90 pieces of art will fit in the new space, depending on each item’s size. “We are so excited about our new place,” she said. “At first we were a little reserved, because it didn’t look like much from the outside and it didn’t have the vaulted ceilings and natural light of our old location. Then the owner painted, put in new carpeting and pointed out that we have quite a chunk of land that goes with it, so we could have outdoor displays as the weather gets nicer. We could even have our own arts festival on the block.” NEWHALL – Usually it’s the theater crowd that uses a relative’s barn to put on a show. But in downtown Newhall, property owner Charlie Patton, a visual artist himself, offered a home when the Santa Clarita Artists Association had to leave its space on San Fernando Road in mid-December. At noon Saturday, the association will open a new gallery within a bright yellow house just around the corner at 22416 8th St. Patton is one of three owners of the former home that will soon overflow with visions in oil, photography, acrylics, pen-and-ink and sculpture created by the varied talents of the group. Sculptor Laura Wambsgans is excited about the number of windows in the new location. “They might be places you could put a sculpture,” she said. “Ideally, a sculpture goes in the middle of a space because it’s three-dimensional, but we’ll have to see.” A member of the group for longer than she can remember, Wambsgans gives a lot of credit to current President Scott Bruckner for bringing up the profile of the association. “We are indebted to his tenacity; we’ve never had a leader who has been able to create the changes we’ve made. Getting the first gallery together really made us professional,” she said. “The thing I wish the city and community understood is that the way artists survive today is to connect and network with other artists to show and discuss their work. Without the hard address, we were without a home. The minute we had a location where people could stop and meet and chat, it was a great thing. Without that, we were like a homeowner living in a tent – we had no roots or vitality.” Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com IF YOU GO: The Santa Clarita Artists Association free gallery opening will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 22416 8th St., Newhall. Information: (661) 222-7328.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Sweet treat in Whittier

first_img• Photo Gallery: 08/15: Churrolandia Bakery WHITTIER – One might say Norma Nielsen has inherited churros. Her father, the late Raul Chavez, brought his recipe for the sweet, fried Mexican pastries to the Los Angeles area in the early 1970s, paving the way for more local churro bakers. But by 1984, Churrolandia, as Chavez’s business was called, closed its doors. Nielsen recently resurrected her family inheritance and introduced another popular treat to Uptown Whittier via the opening of Churrolandia Bakery and The Funnel Cake Factory. The business at 7303 Greenleaf Ave. opened Aug.7. It’s a practice customer Lupe Nava appreciates. “You don’t have to tell someone what you want and wait for them to get it for you,” said Nava, 80, of Whittier. Nielsen also brought popular Latino mementos into her store’s design. A mural inside the sit-down shop depicts icons of the Latino culture – such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Pedro Infante and Cantinflas – integrated with facets of Whittier. “It’s Uptown, but in Mexico,” Nielsen said, pointing out images like that of local St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the mural. Churrolandia is open from 6a.m. to 7p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. For more information, call (562) 789-5100. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562)698-0955, Ext.3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“There’s not really much in the way of traditional Mexican bakeries here in Whittier,” said Dr. Terry Nielsen, Norma’s husband and chief financial officer for Churrolandia Bakery. Despite its name, Nielsen’s business boasts of more than just fruit-filled churros and powdered sugar funnel cakes. The bakery-restaurant also offers a wide array of pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread), Argentinian empanadas, espresso drinks, sandwiches, gourmet hot dogs and even boba. “The U.S. is a melting pot for all these cultures, and I wanted to bring that here, too,” Nielsen said. Customers who want to purchase pan dulce are invited to take a serving tray and tongs and select their own pastries, as is customary in Mexico’s bakeries. last_img read more

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FDA gives OK for Amgen’s Vectibix drug

first_img(818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THOUSAND OAKS – Amgen Inc. won a significant victory Wednesday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its colorectal cancer fighter Vectibix. The medication, known generically as panitumumab, proved in clinical trials to prevent progression of tumors that have spread to other parts of the body in patients for whom chemotherapy failed. The company expects to begin marketing the treatment in October and will price it 20 percent below competitive therapies. Analyst reports project Vectibix could eventually bring in more than $1 billion in annual revenue, and a doctor involved in the past five years of clinical trials said it presents a significant treatment option for one of the most deadly forms of cancer. “This is our first foray into the tumor-shrinking business,” said Cynthia Schwalm, a former oncology nurse who now serves as Amgen’s vice president and general manager of oncology. “It’s the first in a whole line of products that will make us the most comprehensive cancer company in the world.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleAccording to the FDA, doctors will diagnose 150,000 new cases of colon cancer this year and the disease will claim 55,000 lives. The agency approved Vectibix after trials on 463 patients whose cancer had metastasized and had not responded to other treatments. In the trials, patients on Vectibix had a mean time of 96 days before their diseases progressed or they died, compared with 60 days for patients on alternative care. Eight percent of the Vectibix patients’ tumors shrunk, some as much as 50 percent. “There was a major improvement in keeping cancer from growing,” said Dr. J. Randolph Hecht, a clinical professor of medicine and researcher for the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center. “The percentage of people who got worse was much higher in the people who didn’t get the Vectibix.” This represents a significant business opportunity for Amgen, according to Sanford Bernstein analyst Geoff Porges. Between the current application and possible future expansions of the line, “they could probably get to $700 million to $800 million a year,” he told the Reuters wire service. Other reports put the potential annual income as high as $2 billion. brent.hopkins@dailynews.com last_img read more

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