STAR STUDENTS (Mary J. Donohoe)

first_img× STAR STUDENTS — Three students in Ms. Carroll’s 2nd grade were chosen for March Student of the Month throughout the school. Ayaan Hashmi, for Art. Jorge Perez, for 2nd grade, and Audrina Wilkins for Physical Education. 2nd grade is leading the pack to outstanding students! Great job!last_img

WWII Vet Doie Barnes Receives Accolades on 99th Birthday

first_imgDoie Barnes enjoys the celebration.Ocean City American Legion Post 524 Adjutant Jack Hagan said Barnes was an asset to the post and a local treasure.“I have all the respect in the world for her,” Hagan said. “It’s great she is able to be so active and that she was recognized. I’m extremely proud to call Doie my friend, and prouder still that she is a member of our post.”Jennifer Bowman, presented Barnes with a homemade chocolate cake featuring a large “99” decoration. A jubilant crowd helps World War II veteran Doie Barnes celebrate her 99th birthday. Video courtesy of Ian CrowleyBarnes refuses to discuss details of her duties and assignment, citing the classified nature of her work.However, one of her veteran friends said she worked in the Marines Intelligence Agency at various military bases.“All these many years after the war, and the way things played out, that secrecy could go by the wayside,” Caserta said. “But Doie is old school. She doesn’t want to talk about it and we respect that. Many veterans don’t want to discuss what they went through.”At the ceremony, Barnes, who is still mentally and physically strong, gave several understated “thank you” comments, but mostly smiled and modestly accepted her moment. She appeared to be overwhelmed and humbled by the attention.World War II veterans Doie Barnes, left, and Joe Caserta, in white shirt, salute the flag during the ceremony.“Some balloons and a happy birthday sign were placed on her scooter,” said Caserta. “But she was very surprised (at the formal recognition). It was a really nice thing the city did for her.”City official Michael Allegretto and City Council members Keith Hartzell and Mike DeVlieger presented Barnes with a key to the city.Ocean City resident and noted baker, Jennifer Bowman, presented Barnes with a homemade chocolate cake featuring a large “99” decoration.Jennifer Bowman presents Doie Barnes with a chocolate birthday cake.“I heard that she loves chocolate and even pours chocolate milk over her chocolate cereal,” Bowman said.“There’s hope for us all if someone can look that great at 99 after eating all that chocolate,” Bowman added with a laugh.Caserta, himself a highly decorated Army tank commander who landed in Normandy, France, in the D-Day invasion and went on to serve in Belgium and Germany until the conclusion of the war in Europe, had high praise for his friend.“There probably aren’t many female members of the Corps from World War II who are still around,” he said. “She is very spry and active. She’ll go for a walk with her walker and cover a large distance.”center_img By TIM KELLYOcean City’s summer tradition of conducting flag-raising ceremonies at the Water Park across from the Music Pier is always special.Thursday morning’s event took on added significance as the city paid tribute to Marine Corps veteran Doie Barnes, on her 99th birthday.“It was a very nice thing to do for a wonderful person,” said her friend and fellow World War II veteran Joe Caserta, 98. “She appreciated it a great deal.”Barnes, of Ocean City, was one of the first women to join the Corps after the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was established in 1942.last_img read more

Hofstra Student from Copiague Dies After SUV Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 19-year-old Copiague man and Hofstra University sophomore athlete died Saturday of injuries suffered in a car crash on the morning New Year’s Day, the school and authorities said.Joe Ferriso was driving his Jeep on Great Neck Road when he crashed into a tree at 7:20 a.m. Jan. 1, Suffolk County police said. He was taken to Good Samaritan hospital in West Islip, where he died two days later.“Words can not describe the feeling of sorrow and sense of loss our team and the Hofstra Lacrosse family have at this time,” Seth Tierney, Hofstra Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, said in a statement.  “Joe was the definition of teammate and if we can not play with him, then we will play for him.”The Kellenberg Memorial High School graduate was a mechanical engineering major and defender on the Hofstra men’s lacrosse team. He is survived by his mother, Debbie; father, Al; and sister, Amy.Wake services for Ferriso will be held 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at D’Andrea Bros.Funeral Home, 99 Oak St. in Copiague. His funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 1 Molloy St. in Copiague.last_img read more

Family First label ’10 ways to keep well if using meth’ handbook ‘inappropriate’ for school kids, calls for Govt funding review of Drug Foundation

first_img“It is one resource which aims to provide context for students around an issue which negatively impacts far too many young people in New Zealand,” Massey High School said in the statement. “We should never shy away from that,” said Mr Bell.In a statement provided to 1 NEWS, Massey High School said the material shared by a concerned parent to Facebook “has been taken out of context”, and “the school does not condone illegal drug use, drugs on the school campus, nor does it teach its pupils how to use drug instruments”.The book in question is a resource provided to Year 13 students undertaking the Health 301 course. TVNZ One News 2 May 2018Family First New Zealand are calling for a Government review into the taxpayer funding of the NZ Drug Foundation, slamming advice provided through its Drug Help programme as “foolish” and “inappropriate at all levels for all ages”.The outrage comes after a concerned Massey High School parent shared two photos to Facebook taken from Drug Help’s MethHelp handbook provided to Year 13 Health students as a resource to help with research for an assignment.The MethHelp Handbook, which can also be found on the New Zealand Drug Foundation’s Drug Help website, a programme funded by the Ministry of Health, features two pages showing “10 ways to keep well if using meth”.“The material which has rightly upset parents from the site is also on the Drug Foundation’s website. The Drug Foundation benefits from thousands of dollars from the taxpayer each year. Yet in the last few years, problems with meth use have massively increased. When children see ‘advice on how to use a drug’, there is an implied approval of the activity,” says Family First NZ national director Bob McCoskrie. As part of this course students are asked to “analyse a New Zealand Health Issue“, in this case it was methamphetamine use by 15-24-year-olds. The Drug Foundation were happy for Massey High School to use the resource as it was building awareness and “recognising meth is an issue in the community”.center_img But Family First’s Mr McCoskrie says, “Children who have experienced this programme will be wondering why they are being taught to take drugs”. Earlier today NZ Drug Foundation’s Executive Director Ross Bell told 1 NEWS the Drug Help resources are not specifically designed as student resources, but anyone can use the booklets which are aimed at people wanting to quit, or lesson their use of the drug. “As the country faces the horrors of a meth epidemic, the messages of the Drug Foundation should be rejected. As the police acknowledge, illicit drugs cause significant harm, not only for the person using it, but for their families, friends and communities, and it is also a driver of other crimes, including violent crime and dishonesty crime.” read more

Nyantakyi hopeful local Black Stars can make it against Zimbabwe

first_imgGhana Football Association president, Kwasi Nyantakyi says he is not obliged to name sponsors who funded the hosting of some 20 football federations president’s across Africa who graced the launch of Ghana’s Goal Project 3 event last month.In an interview on Asempa FM’s Sports Morning Show, Mr. Nyantakyi noted that his position as the President of the Ghana Football Association does not make him a public officer and the money spent on the invited guests are gifts from individuals and benefactors who are in support of the FA’s cause and his CAF Executive Committee aspiration.He stressed that, as part of the agreement with those that funded the stay of the visitors, he was not supposed to publicly give out their names as sponsors and he will respect request.Touching on the local Black Stars’ abysmal performance in their opening game against South Africa in the on-going CHAN tournament in Sudan, the FA Boss stated that the technical team and the playing body are aware of the shame that will be on Ghana if they fail to make it to the knockout stages and even go ahead to win the ultimate after Ghana’s recent number one ranking on the continent by FIFA.Mr. Nyantakyi said that he was worried with the outcome of the first game but believes the team can turn things around in their next game against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.He called on Ghanaians to support the team and desist from blame games which can disrupt the team’s focus. Benedict Owusu Asempa Sportslast_img read more


first_imgDearbhla WalshA young Donegal woman is hoping to capture one of the world’s biggest beauty pageant titles – for Northern Ireland!Dearbhla Walsh was chosen to represent Northern Ireland at the 2015 International Miss Earth Pageant in Austria in November.The 22 year old Honours Quantity Surveying Degree student is the daughter of Billy and Siobhan Walsh. But there’s a lot more than beauty to the stunning Donegal woman.The 22 year old believes she can affect change within her world of construction, promoting buildings that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient.“I’m one of three girls in a quantity surveying class of 15 – I’d like to get more girls interested. Boys do get listened to a bit more and I’m out to change that, too,” she said.Dearbhla is grateful for the pageant as it allows her to express her more feminine side. “I’m a woman in a man’s world and I like the fact that I can go out and show my femininity. I won’t try to hide it.”The undergraduate will travel to Austria for the pageant on November 10 for four weeks.The pageant will be aired on ABS-CBN and other local TV stations across the globe. The final will be held on December 5.DONEGAL WOMAN DEARBHLA HOPING TO ‘BUILD’ ON HER SUCCESS AT WORLD BEAUTY CONTEST! was last modified: September 13th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Dearbhla Walshdonegallast_img read more

After a late start, harvest is underway throughout the state

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nathan BrownWe are a little better than 50% harvested on our soybeans. Now we are waiting on some more soybeans to ripen. We are hoping to get some wheat sowed today and do some fall burndown. We flew on some more cover crops yesterday into some standing corn, so it has been a busy few days.We are extremely dry. The beans coming out of the field are around 10% moisture and we haven’t had any measurable rain for quite some time. The pastures and creeks are really starting to dry up on us now. With the cover crops we flew on a couple of weeks ago, we have a couple of fields where they germinated and came up. They aren’t really thick. We are hoping for a good rain over the weekend to get the rest of those cover crops up and germinated pretty quickly.I am going to say we are probably 15 bushels off of our average with what we’ve cut so far. I think the dry spell really hurt us. And looking at some of our later planted beans and replants I don’t expect things to get any better.Looking at the corn, the hot, dry weather has helped. We have some fields that are right on the cusp of blacklayer. We have a few early fields that are mature and they are getting dry enough to maybe starting shelling next week. The heat really helped the corn tremendously. If we’d have had a cool September then we would have been in a world of hurt, but the 90-degree temperatures have pushed the corn along.The harvest progress around here is really variable. It depends on where you are, if you caught a rain or not and those planting dates. There are several guys who haven’t gotten into the fields yet waiting for the crops to mature. There are still a lot of bean fields with a lot of leaves left in them. The brunt of harvest really isn’t going to get started for another week or so here, and some people are still sitting and waiting. Lamar LimingThere have been a lot of beans combined and wheat has gone in many fields after the beans around here. There are still a lot of beans just starting to turn and there are some green ones too. Many guys are done chopping, but there is still late corn still needs to be chopped too.We still have adequate moisture around here. My yard is still green, but it hasn’t been too wet. In the last couple of weeks we have gotten just a couple of tenths here or there so there hasn’t been enough to really slow us down.I have heard about yields from 30 to 70 and everything in between for beans. I would say most people are pretty happy with the beans. I haven’t really heard of anyone really shelling any corn yet so I don’t know about that.The corn that was chopped had lower tonnage than we thought going in. That has been disappointing. There were drowned out spots and some of it was planted pretty late. To the south it got dry, so there were several variables behind the disappointing tonnage.The heat sped up the beans. We broke some heat records at the beginning of the week. I am certain it helped the corn too. Today it feels like winter after that. The cows definitely like the cooler weather.I don’t think people are going to plant more wheat than they have in recent years. Wheat acres, I think, will hold and maybe go up a little bit, but nothing really drastic as far as an increase in wheat acres around here.Dylan BaerWe were able to get one field of beans off so far. We’re still wet. We get about an inch of rain every week. Our furthest farm south was the first field we took off on Tuesday. The next field of beans is still about a week away.We were pleasantly surprised with the beans. For what they went through and when they were planted we can’t complain a bit. They started out at about 15.5% moisture and by the end of the day they were down to 12.5% or 13%. They made right in the mid-50s for yield. Looking at that field compared to our other ones I think some will be better and some not quite as good. If we can even come close to a mid-50s average that is way more than we anticipated when we planted them. All summer long we have been praying just for 40-bushel beans. South of us there has been some harvesting but up around Deshler there is not much going on yet.All of our wheat is going on prevented planting ground. There are still two fields that have just been too wet to plant wheat. We are still waiting on the weather. We planted wheat into a soybean cover crop. The beans are dying off and the wheat is growing fast. It looks like it is taking up some of the nitrogen from the beans. It is amazing how tall the beans are that we planted on Aug. 1 as a cover crop.Looking at the extended forecast and the beans it looks like we will be OK when a frost sets in. There is some concern about some of the corn reaching blacklayer. There is still a lot of drying to do, but we are still headed in the right direction.It is amazing the summer we have had. It has been crazy. We thought we’d have the summer off because there were so many acres we didn’t get planted, but we have been busier than ever. The weather during the growing season has cooperated. That heat at the end of September and into October moved the beans along and the rain has been important.Andrew ArmstrongHarvest started two weeks ago tomorrow. We ran about 600 acres of corn and 300 acres of beans. The corn moisture has been down to 17% or 18% and some as high as 25% or 26% moisture. We are mixing and drying and it is working out pretty well. The beans have been in the 11% or 12% range. Yields are just about par. For corn, the yield monitor has been going down to 100, up to 170 and everything in between. For beans, the yields are OK. They are not the best but they have not been the worst either.When we first started shelling corn we were expecting low 20% moisture. Now we are in corn that is in the 24% area, which is about as wet as we’ll get I’d say. The bean moisture has been a little surprising.One of the fields we were in, which was running about 20% moisture, had stalk quality that was some of the worst we’d seen with that particular variety. If a bad wind or storm had come through it would have knocked it down. Even with the higher moisture, we are willing to spend some money on propane just to get it in.A lot of guys around here are cutting beans first. We have been working on more corn. There are still a lot of crops in the fields yet around here. I’d say it is maybe 20% harvested in this area. If you go a little north, it was dryer up there and there has been more harvesting. The yields are not looking great up there though.last_img read more

Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer there

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ward released a statement on his website titled “Mission Accomplished ” thanking those who helped him throughout his career and explaining his reasons for his retirement.“I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there,” he wrote. “If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWard is currently rated the best “pound for pound” boxer by Ring Magazine. But in an interview with ESPN’s First Take, he said he no longer wants to do the work leading to his bouts.“People see what I do fight night, they see under the lights, but they don’t see the toil, they don’t seethe grind, they don’t see just the pain, the physical pain that you go through, not just in the fights, but to prepare and to get ready for those battles,” he said. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I don’t think about him at all because I’m looking forward (to reaching) my goals,” he said, adding that his last two fights are “history” and “I forgot it already.”He said he would have been happy to get a third fight, but not if he had to wait and take lesser bouts in the interim. Kovalev does wonder if Ward and his handlers are playing psychological games.“They did before second rematch,” he said. “I don’t know. I don’t care at all.”HBO said Ward will work as an analyst on its boxing broadcasts.“Andre Ward ends his boxing career as he only knew how to live it — as a champion at the top,” HBO executive vice president Peter Nelson said. “To watch Ward was to marvel at constant mastery of craft in the ring, to say nothing of his being the consummate role model outside it. The Hall of Fame will be lucky to have him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors FILE – In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Ward is retiring from boxing with an undefeated record because he no longer has the desire to fight, according to a statement on his website Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Ward decided to end his career on top.Ward announced Thursday he is retiring from boxing because he no longer has the desire to fight, leaving the sport at age 33 with an undefeated record and the light heavyweight championship.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I felt the physicality of the sport, not just in the ring stuff, but the training and the preparation, start to take its toll on me for the last two or three years and I bit down and continued to push through and at this point, it’s time and I know it’s time.”Ward declined other interview requests through his publicist, saying he wanted to celebrate his retirement with family and friends.Ward has won all 32 of his fights, with 16 knockouts. He won the Olympic gold medal as a light heavyweight in 2004. Ward won the WBA super middleweight title in 2009 when he defeated Mikkel Kessler and unified that title in 2011 when he beat Carl Froch in the Super Six super middleweight tournament final.Ward then battled shoulder problems that kept him out of the ring and later went 19 months without a fight because of a protracted legal dispute with his former promoter, the late Dan Goosen.Ward got back in the ring in June 2015. He won the light heavyweight title in a disputed, unanimousdecision against Sergey Kovalev in November 2016, taking all three belts in the process. Ward then beat Kovalev more decidedly in a rematch in June that was stopped in the eighth round.Kovalev said Ward’s retirement will be good for boxing because it will allow “good and strong” fighters to compete for the vacated titles. He also said through his Main Events promoter that he doesn’t concern himself with the possibility that Ward’s retirement won’t stick.ADVERTISEMENT NBA refs can rule reckless closeouts as flagrants or techslast_img read more

Petition filed in HC over NEET fiasco

first_imgKolkata: A writ petition was filed at Calcutta High Court on Wednesday, pointing out the errors in the Bengali translation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) question paper this year. Apala Debnath, a medical aspirant, had filed the petition, drawing the attention of the court to the ambiguity and mistakes that had occurred in the examination. It was mentioned in the petition that there were 180 mistakes out of 180 questions in the Bengali version of the NEET question paper. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe medical aspirants who appeared for the examination with Bengali as the medium were confused by the ambiguity, meaningless and incomplete Bengali translation. Most of these students became nervous and hence could not answer the questions which were known to them.It was not possible for the Bengali version students to finish all answers within 3 hours. The petitioner had also raised questions on the role of CBSE, which conducted the examination. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe petition also stated that the students of Bengal were compelled to appear for the examination with xerox copies of question paper and OMR answer sheet. Such incidents were reported on the day of examination as well. The petitioner pointed out that such activities were the result of absolute negligence on the part of CBSE.The petitioner moved to Calcutta High Court, seeking its intervention as neither the Centre nor the CBSE took any initiatives in this regard, particularly after Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to the Union Human Resources Development Ministry, calling for a re-examination.Following the incident, the city doctors had also written to the Chief Minister and Prime Minister, seeking their intervention.last_img read more