Cast of Paw Patrol Live visit Broome County Dog Shelter

first_imgPaw Patrol teaches the lessons of teamwork, community involvement, and citizenship. “It’s awesome to just bring awareness to the shelters,” says Cast Member of Paw Patrol Maya Richardson. “We’re really excited about that and warming up these friends so they can find new families.” They took dogs on a walk, played with them, gave social interaction and cleaned their cages. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Cast members of Paw Patrol Live helped out at the Broome County Dog Shelter Monday morning. Paw Patrol Live is at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena Monday and Tuesday night.last_img read more

Two men charged in connection with several robberies in Oneonta

first_imgThe New York State Police say they worked with the Oneonta City Police Department and arrested 41-year-old Brian Ruple for four gas station robberies. Additionally, Ruple was arrested for the robberies at Loise’s Gun Shop in the town of Davenport and the Dollar Tree in the town of Oneonta. Police officials say Ruple was also charged with burglary in the third degree, a class D felony. The police department says Ruple was held at the Oneonta Police Department until his arraignment. 3:32 P.M. UPDATE: Police officials say both charges are concerning reported robberies that occurred at the Quickway Convenience Store at 65 Chestnut St. and Taylors Gas Station, 472 Main St. Both locations in Oneonta. The New York State Police say they also arrested 41-year-old Derrick Gray of Laurens for his role in the robberies at the Mirabito’s in Oneonta and Otego. They say he was charged with one count of robbery in the second degree, a class C felony and attempted robbery in the second degree, a class C felony. ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Oneonta Police Department says a person has been charged in connection to two robberies that occurred on Friday. ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The New York State Police say they received two burglary complaints at local businesses in Otsego County. —– The Oneonta Police Department says the investigation was conducted by their detective unit in addition to the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The police department says 41-year-old Brian Ruple of Oneonta was charged with one count of robbery in the first degree, a class B felony and attempted robbery in the first degree, a class C felony.last_img read more

NFF Organises Seminar on Wealth Creation for Eagles

first_img“The focus should not always be entirely on playing football. Of course, the game on the pitch is important. But after the game, there is that aspect of human existence that also requires adroit management and knowledge –based action. Moreover, they cannot play football for-ever. Management of what they have is key to life after retirement.”After the one-all draw with DR Congo yesterday evening, the Super Eagles delegation is scheduled to fly out of Port Harcourt to Abuja this morning,for the seminar, which will hold between 1.45pm and 2.30pm.Mr. Bismark Rewane (Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives); Mr. Olufemi Obaleke (Executive Director of WAPIC Insurance Plc) and; Mr. Tolu Adeleke (Partner, PriceWaterHouse Coopers) are among those who will speak to the World Cup-bound Eagles.Organisers hinted that the National Integrity Officer, Dr. Christian Emeruwa will also have a few minutes to talk about integrity matters at the session. The session comes before the contingent is scheduled to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) at the State House in the evening.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has concluded arrangements for a seminar on wealth creation, investments and portfolio management for players and officials of the Super Eagles.NFF 2nd Vice President/Chairman of Strategy Committee, Mallam Shehu Dikko said yesterday that the seminar, which will see leading voices in the private sector who are partners of the NFF delivering papers, will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja this afternoon.“We believe that it is important to also afford the players and their officials the opportunity to listen to critical advice in the area of wealth creation, business opportunities, investments and portfolio management.last_img read more

Middle men: JoJo Marasco will lead SU’s first midfield line, but these 6 will be in the mix as well

first_img Comments Scott Loy Sophomore, Toledo, Ohio Scott Loy earned playing time as the 2011 season progressed, and he impressed his coaches along the way. Now, with a year under his belt, Loy is going to be expected to put that experience to good use as a member of the second midfield line. The sophomore played in 15 games last season and scored three goals and had one assist. Compared to the amount of playing time he’ll see this year, that experience is fairly limited. Still, Syracuse head coach John Desko has repeatedly said he likes what Loy can bring to the midfield. Along with Steve Ianzito and Henry Schoonmaker, the second midfield line could pack a significant offensive punch. Though his playing time was somewhat limited, he still enters the 2012 season as one of the most experienced midfielders. Loy said that will only help when it comes to allowing the younger midfielders to have time to mature and develop. When Loy began 2011, he said he was hesitant on the field because of a constant focus on avoiding mistakes. Once that hesitation faded away, though, Loy became a solid contributor. And now in 2012, that’s the way he wants to play immediately. ‘Coach even told me last year in the beginning that I was playing a little tentative, trying not to make mistakes,’ Loy said. ‘He pretty much told me: ‘Start playing your game, don’t play reluctant.’ I think that’s really helped my confidence and my game in general.’ Henry Schoonmaker Redshirt freshman, Portland, Ore. Henry Schoonmaker jumped into the discussion of who he would step up to play in Syracuse’s midfield lines seemingly out of nowhere. The redshirt freshman was a relative unknown heading into fall practice, but after impressing the SU coaches with his abilities, Schoonmaker earned himself a spot on the second midfield line. The Oregon native scored two goals in Syracuse’s scrimmage against the Alumni All-Stars back in October, proving his standout performances weren’t only in practices and essentially solidifying his role on a line.  ‘I think the biggest thing was just getting confidence,’ Schoonmaker said. ‘And obviously I just tried to work in the offense and the defense and show that I’m going to try to be a two-way middie and try to play some defense and do whatever they want me to do, try to work inside the offense, try to get some pass back and try to get some assists and goals.’ Schoonmaker redshirted his freshman season since the midfield lines were hammered out before practices ever began, and he likely wouldn’t have had much of a role. One season later, that’s all about to change. He’ll be on the second line along with Scott Loy and Steve Ianzito.  While his college lacrosse experience is limited, the Oregon native boasts an impressive high school resume. Schoonmaker was a 2010 U.S. Lacrosse All-American and Oregon State Player of the Year. He also scored an astounding 68 goals while picking up 35 assists during his senior season.  Published on February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm Kevin Drew Senior, Katonah, N.Y. Kevin Drew’s future on the lacrosse field is still uncertain. The senior defensive midfielder was reinstated for classes at the beginning of the semester after a hit-and-run accident that occurred Oct. 24. Drew did not play in SU’s dual scrimmage against Hofstra and Le Moyne, but he is practicing with the team. And despite the unsettled future, Drew is happy he still has that opportunity. As one of the few seniors on the team, Drew has used his defensive prowess to help teach some of his younger teammates. ‘I’ve been playing since my freshman year, so just letting the other guys know what to do at practice every day and how to get better,’ Drew said. ‘Just defensive stuff like teaching them when to slide and when to play hands and stuff like that.’ Last season, Drew was a rock at the defensive midfield position, playing in each of the Orange’s 17 games. He scored six goals and was third on the team with 14 ground balls. It has yet to be seen how Drew will contribute this season, and with a young midfield in place, any contributions will surely help. Each player at the position has bigger responsibilities, but Drew knows they are capable of rising to the challenge. ‘We’ve got some kids that have been playing since they were little,’ Drew said. ‘… Everyone’s got to step up. We lost a lot of guys, but everyone has been playing at practice pretty good, so we’ll be all right.’ —Compiled by Ryne Gery, Chris Iseman and Andrew Tredinnick Bobby Eilers Senior, Simsbury, Conn. Bobby Eilers ascended to the top of the ranks in Syracuse’s midfield in no time. The former second-liner was selected in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Draft and was named team captain to start the season. His breakout moment came in last season’s New England Lacrosse Classic, when Eilers notched his first career hat trick in a 13-3 win over Providence. And entering this season, Eilers has emerged from the thick of the midfield competition to serve as the team’s anchor in the position this season. He will likely play on the starting midfield line with Hakeem Lecky and JoJo Marasco.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text But Eilers was not willing to admit he had even secured a spot in head coach John Desko’s starting lineup. ‘There’s a fresh slate for every midfielder coming in here,’ Eilers said. ‘Every midfielder has a chance to start, so we really got after it in the fall, and we’re still getting after it everyday because no spot is secured yet.’ Eilers leadership abilities make him a prime candidate to lead the first line as Syracuse enters the season. He registered eight goals on the second midfield line a year ago and is helping develop some of the young midfield talent as well. ‘We have some very intricate plays here at Syracuse, but coach Desko teaches them well,’ Eilers said, ‘and sometimes the younger kids need to be refreshed and instead of going to the coaches they can come to us. … They’re never scared to ask, and we like when they ask because then we’re getting the plays right and everyone is on the same page.’ Hakeem Lecky Redshirt freshman, Nantucket, Mass. Hakeem Lecky is ready to go. After spending a year at prep school and redshirting last season due to a wrist injury, Lecky will finally get a chance to take the field for Syracuse this season. ‘I’m even more hungrier than I was last year because of the injury,’ Lecky said. ‘I’m excited to be back, just trying to work even harder than I did last year around this time that I got injured.’ The redshirt freshman was rated the No. 30 overall prospect by Inside Lacrosse coming out of Duxbury (Mass.) High School in 2009. He then spent a year at Avon (Conn.) Old Farms School before finally landing at Syracuse last season, when his college career was delayed another year. Now, Lecky heads into the 2012 season as a part of SU’s first midfield line after the Orange lost its entire starting midfield line from a year ago. SU head coach John Desko said he planned to build the second midfield line around Lecky and to give him some time with the first line before he got hurt. JoJo Marasco, who will play alongside Lecky on the first line, said Lecky is an explosive player who has worked hard to adapt his game coming off the injury, putting himself in position to become one of SU’s top playmakers this season. ‘He’s changed his game in the past couple years and really shows he’s a top middie in the country,’ Marasco said. ‘And he’s just a great player.’ Steve Ianzito Redshirt junior, Clay, N.Y. Steve Ianzito could finally relax out on the field. After notching his first career goal last year against Virginia, the midfielder started looking to make plays rather than avoiding mistakes. Ianzito spent the first two games of the season trying not to lose his spot on the second midfield line. But when he got on the board against the Cavaliers, he realized he needed to stay aggressive to stay on the field. ‘Every game after that, I either had a point or was making big plays,’ Ianzito said. ‘So after I got that first goal, I definitely got a lot more confidence and built more confidence out there.’ Ianzito emerged as a key contributor on SU’s second line in 2011, recording a point in six of the Orange’s final 10 games. He played in all 17 games and finished the season with eight points on five goals and three assists. With that experience under his belt, the junior enters this season with confidence anchoring the second midfield line. With the loss of the entire first unit from last season, Ianzito and his teammates will play a crucial role to give the offense a boost when called upon. After last season, Ianzito knows what to expect. And after establishing himself as a playmaker on that second line, Ianzito said he plans to keep the same attacking mentality to make something happen when he’s out on the field. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Manny to ‘undergo shoulder surgery’, out for a year – reports

first_imgManny Pacquiao will undergo surgery this week for a torn rotator cuff, with the recovery time expected to put the Filipino out of action for 9-12 months, according to ESPN.Pacquiao claimed a shoulder injury hampered his bid to hand Floyd Mayweather a first loss as a professional in the richest fight in boxing history at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.Mayweather won a unanimous decision in the four-belt unification bout to improve his record to 48-0.The injury would appear to rule out any chance of a rematch after the 38-year-old Mayweather said he would have one more fight in September before retiring.”We have an MRI scan that confirms he has a rotator cuff tear. He has a significant tear,” orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache told ESPN.com.Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs), known for his aggressive and all-out attacking style, was clearly not the his typical offensive-minded self in Las Vegas. After the fight, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao suffered a shoulder injury in training camp about two-and-a-half weeks earlier and that it hampered him in the fight.Top Rank and Pacquiao confirmed the account of the injury in a statement on Monday, saying that the 36-year-old and his doctors had concluded that with rest, treatments and monitoring, he would be ready for the fight.However, they said the Nevada Commission stopped the treatment a few hours before the fight, telling them it was unaware of the shoulder injury.–last_img read more

Pjanic rejects Liverpool?

first_img(Source: footballitalia) Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic is reported to have rejected a huge offer from English Premier League side Liverpool.It has been rumoured in recent days that the Reds were interested in the the Giallorossi man, who has a release clause in his contract.Today, the Gazzetta dello Sport carries reports of a huge offer, with a transfer fee set at €50m and Pjanic offered an €11m per year salary.However, the sports daily states that the Bosnian international has rejected the offer, as he is unwilling to leave Roma for a team which cannot guarantee Champions League football.last_img read more

Proposed LS Winery May Sidestep Borough Approval

first_imgBy John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – The owner of a vineyard, who has been looking to establish a winery and retail operation there, is seeking to win county approval for the enterprise – which has become controversial in the borough – and possibly circumvent local jurisdiction.Seven Bridges Winery, LLC, 640 Seven Bridges Road, has applied to the Monmouth County’s Agriculture Development Board in Freehold seeking its and the state’s approval to be allowed to move forward with plans by way of a county-issued site specific agricultural management practice plan. The submitted plan requests “an exemption of municipal site plan review,” as provided for under state statute, according to the application filed last month.Seven Bridges Winery is owned by Richard DeBlasi, who also resides on the property. In November 2011, DeBlasi and his attorney met informally with the mayor and borough council to offer his proposal and seek a zoning change to make the business a permitted use in the largely residential area.DeBlasi owns 15 acres on Seven Bridges Road, with about 5 of them dedicated to a grape vineyard and approximately 7 acres as protected wetlands. About 12.7 acres on the property is assessed as farmland. DeBlasi has been growing grapes there since April 2003 when he planted his first acre and produced his first harvest in September 2005, yielding about a ton of wine grapes, according to his application.Before April 2003 the farm produced hay for sale, the application noted.Along with running a winery and vineyard, DeBlasi has said previously he hoped to sell his wine on site and possibly operate tours and tastings.That has raised concerns with a considerable number of area residents who have expressed their opposition, fearing increased traffic and activity in the neighborhood.The borough council has not formally acted on DeBlasi’s zoning change request.DeBlasi did not immediately respond to a phone call this week seeking comment.Al Natali, who owns and operates Natali Vineyards in Cape May, said he has been working with DeBlasi on his development.Natali said Seven Bridges Winery is seeking approval through the state statute commonly referred to as the Right to Farm Act.The state Legislature approved the bill in 1983, amending it in 1998.“The act protects responsible commercial farmers from public and private nuisance actions and unduly restrictive municipal regulations,” according to the state Department of Agriculture website.Should DeBlasi eventually win approval from the county board, Natali contended the municipality couldn’t deny the use. Under Right to Farm, “local zoning is pre-empted,” he said.The act is intended to protect farming activity, “but someone who’s farming still must fulfill public safety and health issues,” said Laura Kirkpatrick, a county spokeswoman.Mayor Robert Neff Jr. said he has “heard a fair amount of opposition” to the proposal as it was being debated.Neff said borough officials are “extremely concerned our residents have the ability to comment on the application and that the town retain control over its own zoning and its own destiny.”John Bennett, the borough attorney, is researching the matter, Neff said.The county’s Agricultural Development Board “handles all matters agricultural and horticultural for the county,” Kirkpatrick said. The application is currently under its review and a public hearing will be held in the coming months, maybe as early as May, she said.last_img read more

Kinrade plays first NHL pre-season game; back on sidelines for rematch

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorFormer Nelson Leafs defenceman Geoff Kinrade finished a minus-1 as the Ottawa Senators lost 4-2 to the Montreal Canadiens in National Hockey League pre-season action Friday night at the Bell Centre.The contest was Kinrade’s first taste of NHL pre-season hockey this season. Kinrade is in his second training camp with the Senators after playing last season with Ottawa’s AHL minor league affiliate in Binghamton. Kinrade didn’t play during the Sens 6-2 pasting of Carey Price and the Habs Saturday night in Ottawa.The 6-foot, 195-pound Kinrade logged 13-plus minutes during Friday’s contest. He was whistled for a two-minute minor penalty and recorded one shot on goal.Kinrade, 25, spent the 2009-10 season with the Baby Sens, registering professional highs in goals (seven), assists (20) and points (27) while accumulating 59 penalty minutes in a career-high 76 games.He ranked first among B-Sens and finished tied for 14th in the AHL in plus/minus with a +27 rating. Kinrade is one of 15 defencemen remaining in camp with Ottawa.Ottawa split its first two exhibition games defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-0 Tuesday and losing 4-1 Wednesday. The Sens host Montreal in Ottawa tonight.Kinrade played for the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL before landing a spot with Cowichan Valley of the B.C. Hockey League.He then spent four seasons at Michigan Tech [email protected]last_img read more

Santa Cruz’s Aaron Miles enjoying NBA playoff experience under Steve Kerr

first_imgOAKLAND — Golden State’s “Strength in Numbers” slogan — plastered all over Oracle Arena, highway billboards and yellow T-Shirts through the greater Bay Area — is more than a catchy phrase for the defending NBA champion Warriors, it’s a way of life. And it not only resonates with the players, front office, and fan base, but the coaching staff, as well.For evidence, enter Aaron Miles, the second-year head coach for the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors. He’s spending his second straight postseason …last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Mailer – June 29, 2011

first_imgGeocaching with KidsGeocaching with the younger crowd can be an unforgettable experience. In addition to being a great way for children to explore the outdoors, geocaching introduces them to problem solving and is a wonderful family adventure. Nothing is quite like watching the victorious “I’ve found it!” expression flash across the face of a young geocacher.However, geocaching can become a very forgettable experience for kids if they don’t manage to find a geocache. To make sure this doesn’t happen to your family, we suggest the following:• Seek caches with a lower difficulty rating. We suggest 1 to 1.5 stars. The difficulty rating is listed on each cache page as well as on the search results page.• Seek larger caches. In addition to being easier to find, larger caches are more likely to contain items for the kids to trade. The cache size is shown as a graphic on each cache page as well as on the search results page.• Make sure that the cache has been found recently. Scroll to the bottom of the cache page where you can view recent logs by other geocachers. Recent logs with “found it” smileys indicate that the cache is most likely still in place and findable.• Read the cache description and any hints so that you have some idea of what to search for at the cache coordinates. For more of a challenge, bring along the hint and don’t read it unless you really need it.Check out our guide page for more information that will help you choose a great adventure for the younger geocachers in your group. Geocachers have been unknowingly practicing for the Langley Knights Competition since the day the first geocache was found. This UK-based competition is a quest to be first to find – only in this case, the geocache is a knight. On Saturday, July 2nd at 9 am British Summer Time, five knights will be hidden around England. Three of these will be physical knights – full suits of armor placed in English parks – while two will be “cyber knights” that can only be found in images on Google Maps and Google Earth.The first person to find each knight and input the corresponding code on the Langley Knights Competition website wins £1000. The person who referred them wins £500. The person who referred them wins £250 and on up the line.Help us show the world the power of the geocaching community! Click here to join team “geocachers” and go hunt for some knights this weekend. You must join by July 1st to compete.Check out the blog for more information. Any winnings directed to Groundspeak will be donated to charity.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 30, 2011March 30, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”How to choose the best caches for kidsJuly 9, 2019In “Learn”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”center_img Be the FTF a Knight and You Could Winlast_img read more

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