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Why Kindness? Rumson, Fair Haven Community Says It’s More Important Than…

first_img–Blake Ballone, 7, Dean Porter second grader By Amy Byrnes –Marianne Velcamp, Rumson, mom to four kids who have gone through the Rumson School District and graduated from RFH We hope that it spreads among the three communities and hopefully, when they all get to high school together, we really want them to understand a sense of community. It’s great for them to be reminded that it’s not just about academics or social status, but it’s important to be kind to others who might not share the same experiences. It reminds us that our world’s really not that bad of a place. Despite all the negativity, there’s still billions more good people on our planet than bad. When we see that one simple act of kindness it reminds us that there are good people out there and sometimes it’s the small things that give us our faith in humanity. The Two River Times asked a few parents, school administrators, a mayor and even a couple of students – who had gathered last week at Bingham Hall in Rumson to meet Williams and ask questions – why they thought it was important to talk about kindness. Here’s an edited version of what some of them had to say: –Amy Romano, Knollwood School principal I believe kindness starts when you’re young and sometimes, as you get older, you might need a little reminder. We’re excited for this initiative because it can touch everyone and hopefully (the students) can take it home with them. Fair Haven students are gearing up for R+FH Kindness Week, starting Oct. 7, with the support of local businesses.Photo by Amy Byrnes –Debra Gulick, Rumson Fair Haven High School superintendent Attention Rumson and Fair Haven residents: Be on the lookout next week for an onslaught of kindness ninjas who will be spreading random acts of goodness throughout the community. It’s all a part of R+FH Kindness Week, which officially begins Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 14. Organizers hope it’s the start of a movement that continues throughout the year. – Brian Williams, founder, Think Kindness –Dominique Pennell, Rumson, mom of two, including a student in pre-K at Dean Porter –Michael Ballone, Rumson, director of curriculum and instruction for Marlboro Township School District –John Bonner, Rumson School District superintendent center_img It’s important so nobody bullies each other. Sometimes I play with my little brother so he doesn’t feel lonely. Kindness demonstrates the amountof empathy students and individualshold and that’s our initiative in Rumsonthis year. This is the perfect program tohelp build empathy in our students, tobetter relate to others, reduce conflict, bemore accepting and make a better schoolcommunity. Kindness Week kicks off with presentations at all five schools in the two towns, including the high school, by inspirational speaker Brian Williams, who will talk to students about how one small act of kindness can help spark a change in the world. Williams, who has received national media coverage and been invited to work with the New York Yankees, will also issue a kindness challenge to the whole community; many businesses are jumping on the kindness bandwagon as well. Being kind helps us, all of us, get along, which is a very difficult thing today. Kindness starts with your heart. –Reede Ballone, 9, Forrestdale fourth grader For years, this community has given my son Jack, who is a little person, support and opportunities and it’s been tremendous. When this came up I said, ‘This is huge and we need to get on board with it.’ Not to sound corny, but we constantly hear the word ‘bully.’ But instead of focusing on the bully, why not focus on the anti-bully, and try to support kids of all abilities and disabilities? – Joseph Hemphill,Rumson Mayor I think with all the mass shootings and how isolated children are today, especially with social media, it’s so important to be inclusive of all people. To battle that isolation people feel with social media. It’s important to talk about kindness nowin light of mental health initiatives a lot ofschool districts are undertaking, as it’sat the forefront of our children’s lives. It’ssomething we need to focus on as parentsand as school leaders. It’s important for us to talk about kindness, particularly at the high school level, because students are so busy – between academics, athletics and extracurricular activities – that sometimes they become wrapped up in their own lives, as typical teenagers do. Every once in a while it’s important that we take a minute out and make sure our students are kind to each other. I’m excited about this because I think it’s going to be a reminder that we need to be kind to even the people that we don’t know. –Krystie Larsen, Fair Haven PTA president, parent of a second grader and a fourth grader The community is invited to attend a Kindness Night at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Rumson-Fair Haven High School to hear Williams speak and join the 3,500 students in all three school districts in stepping up to the challenge. It’s important to talk about kindnessbecause then people won’t bully you. Itmakes me feel happy when my brotherplays with me.last_img read more

El Mirandés-Numancia, the first professional match suspended

first_imgThe derby between Mirandés and the CD Numancia that would have to be played this Saturday has been suspended. This was stated by the Vice President of La Junta de Castilla y León, Francisco Igea, at a press conference after the celebration of the Government Council of Extraordinary character on the morning of Wednesday: “We have to try to avoid agglomerations outside, it is no use avoiding it inside if things like those that happened yesterday in Valencia happen, in which the agglomerations are done at the stadium gate “ Igea said. It is about, So far, the only professional meeting suspended. Although at first the indications of LaLiga was to be held behind closed doors, like the rest of the category, the fact that Miranda de Ebro is one of the towns of Castilla y León with the highest number of cases for confirmed coronavirus, has led the Regional Administration to take appropriate measures. This is intended to avoid mass agglomerations and, in principle, there were a good number of fans of the Numancia CD that would be in the town of northern Burgos, although many of them, as they already told AS, had canceled the trip.last_img read more

Increase in cases of diarrhoea, vomiting in infants at Linden Hospital

first_img…numbers “not alarming” – officialsThere has reportedly been an increase in the number of children treated for diarrhoea and vomiting at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) in Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) over the past week.However, officials at the medical institution have indicated that the numbers were not alarming. Chairman of the Board of the medical institution, Mortimer Mingo said the situation should not be regarded as an “outbreak”, while he asserted that the Hospital was equipped with the required drugs to treat such cases.“It was reported to me that…we have seen an increase in the number of babies, mostly infants, coming in with diarrhoea and vomiting. We do not consider the amount of people we’ve seen – that it has reached any epidemic stage,” he said.Mingo added that while the institution was currently unaware of the source of the illness, LHC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Farouk Riyasat; paediatricians; the hospital’s Medical Superintendent, Dr Steve Mark; staff and the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) are on top of the situation.He also revealed that many of the patients who were admitted to the Hospital in connection with the symptoms have since been discharged.LHC Medical Superintendent, Dr Mark also explained to Guyana Times that while there has been an increase in patients seen with the symptoms, the numbers were not alarming. He said while the patients were from Linden, they were not from one particular location, but various communities.In the event of an outbreak, Dr Mark said, the cases usually are derived from a particular location. As a result, he maintained that a connection cannot be easily detected.“We have noticed it. We have the staff on hand; we have the doctors on hand; and we have the ward facility at hand. We are making note of it, we are looking at the data. The regional people have been informed. I think even some sampling was done. So, we are looking at all the factors and then we can pinpoint a particular area, location or cause, because right now we don’t know what is causing it,” he explained.Dr Mark affirmed that the Hospital was monitoring the situation, while he explained that information would be gathered following a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) later on Monday. Asked whether the Public Health Ministry was made aware of the situation, he posited that officials would inform the state Agency once the relevant information was gathered.In light of the reports, Region 10 Chairman Renis Morian visited the hospital on Monday and met with officials there in an effort to get a first-hand look at the situation.last_img read more

Missing Berbice pensioner’s body found in backdam

first_imgDead: Chandramohan IshmaelThe body of a 69-year-old missing resident of Black Bush Polder was found on Friday morning after he disappeared from his home over one week ago.Dead is Chandramohan Ishmael of Lot 4 Yakarasi South, Black Bush Polder, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).According to the man’s daughter, Yasoda Harrinarin, he lived alone and so no one was aware that he was missing until some days after. The daughter said that a report was made to the police.“We file a report and then Saturday we went back to the police station. From then, the search continue and continue to see if we could find he,” she stated.However, on Thursday, they received a call that a body matching the description of Ishmael was discovered at a backdam over 20 miles away.“A man operating a dragline in the backdam call and said he see the body…we went to the scene with other relatives and the police and we find him,” the grieving daughter said.Harrinarin stated that her father was a pensioner and would usually plant a small garden in his backyard. It is unusual for him to leave the house and wander off so far from home.A post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death as investigations continue.last_img read more

Have skills, will travel

first_imgSmith is the latest in a list of Camarillo residents who have made an impact at Oaks Christian, which has shared three Div. V titles and boasts a 19-2-3 postseason record. Having the opportunity to compete with Alena Avedissian, Brianna Cox, Jessica Needham and Caitlyn MacKechnie during the Lions’ run to a co-championship her freshman season educated Smith to the tradition she would need to uphold. “They left behind a legacy,” Smith said. “Winning three championships in a row, that was huge. It’s almost impossible to match that.” Last year’s semifinal loss at Granite Hills of Apple Valley combined with a fourth-place finish this season in the Tri-Valley League has provided extra motivation for Smith, who assisted on Kristen Clark’s goal in sudden- death overtime in Friday’s 2-1 opening-round victory at fourth-seeded Brentwood. “We’ve almost been in that situation too many times,” Smith said. “It seemed like the longest game of my life. That and (last year’s sudden-death, first-round victory over) Oak Park were the most intense high school games I’ve ever played in.” Before Smith played her first game at Oaks Christian, she demonstrated an ability to deliver in clutch situations, helping the Eagles’ Under-14 team capture the United States Youth Soccer Association national championship. “With Kelsea, it’s easy because she’s such a fantastic athlete,” said Vince Thomas, Smith’s coach on the Eagles’ U-17 premier team. “She was a sweeper until U-14, but she got moved up to forward for regionals and nationals and received the Golden Boot award. “Kelsea has a knack for scoring goals. That’s where she separates herself from the rest of them.” Smith hopes to separate herself from the former teammates by winning a title outright, an impressive feat considering the Lions have played all season without UCLA-bound Nicole Sweetman (out with a knee injury). “We all took on more responsibility. Not having Nicole changed our entire lineup,” Smith said. “But I’m excited to see what happens. In past years, we were expected to win. This year, we’re kind of the underdogs.” With UCLA-bound junior Hannah MacKechnie and freshmen Kelly Johnson and Lauren Lindstrom all making significant contributions, Hethcock has likened himself to a hockey coach making line changes. “When we move (Smith) up, everything seems to fall into place,” Hethcock said. “Everybody’s enthusiasm goes up … and it opens the field up for everybody else.” Thanks to Smith’s versatility, Oaks Christian is one victory away from reaching the quarterfinals for a sixth consecutive year. “You never know what her favorite position is because she plays them all so well,” Thomas said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Smith’s athleticism has enabled Hethcock to use her in several roles this season, regularly moving her from the back line to up front. “From the beginning of the season until now, there’s been so many changes,” said Smith, who has verbally committed to Pepperdine. “You just understand that this year you have to be ready to play wherever. I don’t care where I play, I just like being on the field.” No matter if she’s playing sweeper or forward, Smith’s production hasn’t wavered for the Lions, who play host to Bell Gardens (17-3-3) at 3p.m. today in a second-round match. “Smitty has been the stable rock for this team,” Hethcock said. “She’s the backbone of the defense and the thrust of the offense. You don’t get that type of player very often.” But Smith considers the challenge of leading the Lions’ girls’ soccer team to the Southern Section Div. V title as the biggest of her high school career. And the junior will do anything to accomplish it, even if she has to play all 11 positions. “If I asked her to play goal, she’d say, `Give me the shirt,”‘ Oaks Christian coach Jan Hethcock said. “That shows her commitment.” center_img Kelsea Smith’s profile on the Camarillo Eagles Soccer Club Web site includes this simple, but powerful sentence: “I love challenges.” The fact that Smith is a scholar-athlete at Oaks Christian of Westlake Village with an academic schedule including multiple honors classes, or that she excels playing the piano and guitar only begins to describe how much Smith demands of herself when she’s away from the field. last_img

‘He’s the fighter we need!’ Ian Wright-like striker provokes mixed reaction from Arsenal fans

first_img Watford striker Troy Deeney It’s not a transfer window without Arsenal being linked with a striker.Thankfully the club, and its fans, appear to have given up on trying to sign Real Madrid hotshot Karim Benzema, but a forward is still at the forefront for the Gunners.With that in mind, it was unsurprising to see Arsene Wenger linked with a £20million swoop for a striker on the back page of the Daily Star on Tuesday.Arsenal fans, though, had mixed views when they read that the player in question was Watford star Troy Deeney.While some supporters were happy enough with the rumours, others dismissed the 27-year-old player, who has hit 72 goals across the last three and a half seasons for the Hornets, as ‘not good enough.’You can see what fans had to say about the rumour below… 1last_img read more

ENYA REVEALS SHE TURNED DOWN OFFER TO WRITE TITANIC BLOCKBUSTER MUSIC

first_imgEnya – turned down the offer to write the Titanic soundtrack.Donegal singer Enya has revealed she turned down the offer to write the soundtrack for one of the biggest films of all time.The singer, 54, spurned the chance to write the score for blockbuster Titanic.The film, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio, became one of the biggest grossing films in the world when it was released in 1997. But Enya revealed “I was sent the script and was asked to write a song, but it ended up it would have to be a collaboration and I bowed out.”She did eventually go on to write two songs for the hit film Lord of the Rings: Fellow of the Ring.ENYA REVEALS SHE TURNED DOWN OFFER TO WRITE TITANIC BLOCKBUSTER MUSIC was last modified: December 15th, 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)last_img read more

AN OPEN LETTER FROM A GENUINE RALLY FAN: ‘THESE PEOPLE DO NOT REPRESENT US’

first_imgGenuine fans at the rally.Open letter By Rally Fan Joe McDaidDear Donegal Daily,Over the past few days I note various headlines around the subject of Rally Weekend, with articles highlighting the arrests numbers, public order offences, and videos of incidents of foolish and outright dangerous driving on our roads. Indeed the comments Judge Kelly made this morning (Monday 20th June) causes me both concern and embarrassment as it does to thousands of other genuine fans. To be fair, the point I raise is addressed in the articles published by the media and on the various Garda Press releases, but I believe there needs to be an ever clearer distinction made between genuine rally fans and “car culture boy(and girl) racers” so that genuine fans such as myself and the thousands of other rally fans who attended are not smeared and tarnished by the actions of the few.Moreover we don’t want to find ourselves in the position that the event itself is jeopardised because of this outrageous behaviour.I highlight this matter as I have been a rally fan all my life; I have never missed a Donegal Rally and I have travelled to various WRC events throughout the world.However I consider myself not even remotely associated with the “car culture boy racers” and it hurts me that ordinary people who are not familiar with the sport understandably mix the two – One can see this by reading the comments posted on various published articles. In the 25 odd years that I have followed the Donegal Rally, I personally have never engaged in the behaviour we so often see highlighted. I never had a penalty point, never had a speeding fine, a parking fine, not even a cross word from a member of An Garda Siochana.And this highlights the point I try to make. I am one of the thousands of genuine rally fans out on the stages on a wet windy Sunday morning, supporting our favourite driver(s) and crews.We are not the one’s driving around like lunatics, doing circles in front of Letterkenny Court House, or keeping people awake at 3 in the morning with loud exhausts. We are not the ones drink driving or drug driving, we are at home with our families or in our hotel rooms reading maps and planning the route for the next morning. We are analysing the times of competitors and reviewing footage from our cameras.Ask any person standing on a wet hedgerow on the side of Knockalla at 7am on a Saturday morning were they racing around the town at 3am the previous night and they will all respond the same … not a chance!The rally event seems to be only an excuse for an element of individuals to come to an area with the intention of engaging in driver lunacy. Incidentally, most of these individuals will profess if asked, that they have no idea who is leading the rally, who is still competing or even where the stages are. Therefore on behalf of the thousands of genuine rally fans, I kindly ask the public to be mindful of the fact that an overwhelming majority of the people coming to the County for the weekend are law abiding, hard working family (men and women) that are passionate about motorsport and completely condemn the actions of the “few” .As a Donegal resident, I would like to thank everyone involved in the organisation, planning and executing the event. As always it was run to the highest standard with professionalism and safety the epitome of the event. It is a privilege to attend and we should be blessed if this event continues long into the future.Finally, I wish to thank An Garda Siochana for the effort and organisation that went into policing the roads over the weekend, both myself and my passengers felt safe as we travelled between stages as there was an obvious Garda presence on the roads. I am appalled that so many were arrested but I’m confident that if a demographic of those arrested was released, we would find that few of them are genuine rally fans.Yours sincerely JoeLetterkennyAN OPEN LETTER FROM A GENUINE RALLY FAN: ‘THESE PEOPLE DO NOT REPRESENT US’ was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by John2Share 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:at the Topaz Donegal International Rally in Letterkenny. Pic: Clive Wassondonegalletterkennyrallylast_img read more

GOLF NEWS – LARGE TURN-OUT FOR CAPTAIN’S DRIVE AT PORTSALON

first_imgLining up for the 2014 season.Drive InThere was a large turnout for the traditional Captain’s drive-in at Portsalon golf course on Sunday last. Despite the poor weather on the Saturday and in the early hours of Sunday morning as the winds and rain battered the North West was not enough did not deter the members from witnessing the captains drive into 2014.The drive-in was held on the new first tee. On arrival at the clubhouse the incoming captains had a pleasant surprise for the members with tea, coffee and a vast array of buns and cakes. The captain of Otway golf club Martin Duffy joined our captain’s at the drive-in. As the morning progressed the weather improved and the large turnout had a good days golf. The competition was a classic format with two scores counting at each hole.The overall winning team was John Logue, Betty Boal, Sean Strain and Mick Bowe with 94 points, runners up was the captains team Dermot Boyce, Sarah Nicholl, Kathleen Mc Cormick and Martin Duffy with 90 points. 3rd Pat Bonner, Michael Dunne, Ray Porter and Vera Kearney with 89 points. Once completed of their round of golf the members were treated to soup and sandwiches. The President Kathleen Mc Cormick wised the Dermot Boyce and Sarah Nicholl success in there term as Captains of Portsalon Golf Club. Special drawBy now members will have received their membership notice and the exciting Portsalon Golf Club’s fundraising draw. The tickets are priced at €20 and on offer are the following fantastic prizes. The winner will receive a four ball golfing trip to sunny Portugal (excluding flights) 2nd prize a year’s membership at Portsalon golf club and 3rd a weekend of golf at our twined Headford golf club. Mulroy LinksThe next outing of the Mulroy Linkes will be staged at Rosapenna Golf Course on Saturday 8th February. All Mulroy Links members please note that the time sheet remains as per the previous competitions. If you are unable to play please inform the clubhouse either at Rosapenna Golf Club.ResultsThe winner of the open staged on Wednesday 29th was Sean Campbell (28) 42 points,Runner up Chuck Mc Taggart (10) 38 points, gross Gerard Duffy (5) Letterkenny 31 points, 3rd Eamon Mc Conigley (12) 37 points. The CSS was 35 points.EventsOn Saturday 8th February there is a gents open competition, On Sunday 9th a members competition and on Wednesday 12th an open 18 hole stableford event a time sheet is in operation contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at portsalongolfclub.comSubscriptions The council wish to remind all members that their fees for the 2014 golfing year are now due. An early payment would be appreciated.Winter RulesWinter rules are now in place for in order to protect the surrounds of our greens during the Winter months. Please refer to the notice prior to teeing off.Locker Rooms It has come to the attention that a number of golfers are leaving their clubs and trollies in the locker room. Members should note that the locker rooms do not provide a secure lock up facilities for clubs or trollies and these should be removed.PlacingMembers and visitors should note that 6 inch placing on fairways only has been introduced a bit earlier than usual in order to allow the green staff carry out repairs to some of the fairways.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box and should you forget there is another chance to pick up a bag on the second tee box. . Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NEWS – LARGE TURN-OUT FOR CAPTAIN’S DRIVE AT PORTSALON was last modified: February 7th, 2014 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

England set to lose key man for Panama clash

first_imgAlli was visibly uncomfortable after the injury struck in the first half of England’s 2-1 opening game win on Monday, but was not replaced until the 80th minute.It was Loftus-Cheek who came on for the Tottenham man in Volgograd and he could now fill Alli’s spot in the starting XI against World Cup debutants Panama, having been likened to ‘Paul Gascoigne at Italia 90’ by Joey Barton after his cameo against Tunisia.Alli was checked at a St Petersburg hospital after the game and even if passed fit he could be rested as manager Gareth Southgate may take the opportunity to rest key men against the team ranked 55th in the world.Fabian Delph will challenge Loftus-Cheek for Alli’s spot, while Marcus Rashford could step in for Raheem Sterling after impressing off the bench against Tunisia. Dele Alli is set to miss England’s second World Cup game against Panama on Sunday with an injury suffered in the win over Tunisia.A scan confirmed a thigh strain for the midfielder, with 22-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek now in line for a potential start. Alli struggled to make an impact after suffering the injury in the first half Loftus-Cheek impressed in his 10-minute cameo against Tunisia after coming on for Alli 2 2 Southgate defended Sterling after the player appeared to lack confidence in a frustrating night up front, saying: “I think for Raheem, I was really pleased with the performance he gave.“His movement, his touch, there were a lot of fouls in the game and a lot of them were on him. That bought us more pressure because we were able to get more set-plays into their box, so I thought the movement of the front four and the two boys that came on was a real problem for Tunisia.”Panama offer the perfect opportunity for Southgate to rotate should he wish to, comfortably beaten 3-0 by Belgium in their first game and rank outsiders to progress from Group G.Sterling has now gone 21 England games without a goal stretching over three years, and fellow opening game starters Jesse Lingard and Alli each only have one goal for their country in that time, which could see Rashford come in to add to the team’s goal threat.last_img read more