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first_imgThe Hazlet Hawks Mid-Jersey II Wrestling Team finished its season undefeated, taking first place in Mid-Jersey II Team Championship. Ryan Lynch was voted Mid-Jersey II’s most outstanding wrestler The Hazlet team beat Monroe 71-13, East Brunswick 55-30, Old Bridge II 60-41, and Marlboro 50-6. Posting victories by fall for Hazlet II against Monroe were: (63) Steven Corona, (67) Ryan Lynch, (73) Joe Squatriglia, (80) Bobby Hornacek and (90) Bryan Whalen. Others posting victories were: (50) Austin Smith, (53) Kevin Bellaran, (56) Andrew Squatriglia, (60) Conner McGrath, (85) Michael Ali, (95) Katie Costello, (100) Jorge Rentas, and (HWT) Zack Wendland. Posting victories by fall for Hazlet II against East Brunswick were: (60) Connor McGrath, and (110) Adam Salama. Others posting victories were: (50) Austin Smith, (53) Kevin Bellaran, (63) Steven Corona, (67) Ryan Lynch, (73) Joe Squatriglia, (80) Bobby Hornacek, (85) Robert Palmer, (90) Bryan Whalen, (95) Katie Costello and (HWT) Steven Doran. Posting victories by fall for Hazlet II against Old Bridge II were: (53) Kevin Bellaran, (56) Andrew Squatriglia, (60) Connor McGrath, (63) Steven Corona, (70) Derek Wagner, (73) Joe Squatriglia, (80) Bobby Hornacek and Bryan Whalen. Others posting victories were (67) Ryan Lynch, (110) Adam Salama and (HWT) Zach Wendland. Posting victories by fall for Hazlet II against Marlboro were: (63) Steven Corona, (76) Seth Blissenbach and (80) Bobby Hornacek. Others posting victories: (53) Kevin Bellaran, (56) Andrew Squatriglia, (60) Connor McGrath, (67) Ryan Lynch, (70) Derek Wagner, (75) Joe Squatriglia, (90) Bryan Whalen, (100) Jorge Rentas, (110) Adam Salama and (HWT) Steven Doran. Middletown Babe Ruth is looking for umpires for its spring baseball and softball league for ages 13-18 years old. There will be a clinic March 23 at McMahon park from 5-7 p.m. For more information, call Phil Lamberti at (732) 787-5105. John Buckley of Holmdel was among the more than 100 members of the Lehigh University football program recently honored for its contribution to Lehigh’s championship season. Lehigh finished at 11-1 and defeated Hofstra University in the first round of the NCAA playoffs. The Mountain Hawks closed out their season with a loss to Furman University in the NCAA quarterfinals. The Hazlet Youth Athletic League will be holding grandfather registration for its Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Program on March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Raritan High School. Registration fee for the flag program (5- and 6 year-olds) is $50. The fees for Pop Warner football and cheerleading are $100 for one child, $150 for two, and $175 for three of more from the same family. In addition to the registration fee, please bring checks for uniform deposit, a work deposit and the mandatory fund-raiser raffle. Roster will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (732 265-3060, ext. 4 The Hazlet Youth Athletic League will also be holding open registration for its Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Program on March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Raritan High School.last_img read more

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Dozens of wrestlers sue WWE over neurological injuries

first_imgBy Jonathan StempelWorld Wrestling Entertainment Inc was sued on Monday by Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and dozens of other retired male and female wrestlers seeking to hold it responsible for neurological injuries they claimed to suffer by participating in its bouts.The complaint was filed on behalf of more than 50 plaintiffs who have performed with WWE or its predecessors since the 1970s, including Joseph “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis and Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff.It accused Stamford, Connecticut-based WWE and Chairman Vince McMahon of intentionally classifying wrestlers as “independent contractors” rather than employees, as a means to avoid liability under applicable worker protection laws.“WWE placed corporate gain over its wrestlers’ health, safety, and financial security, choosing to leave the plaintiffs severely injured and with no recourse to treat their damaged minds and bodies,” the complaint said.The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages, as well as improved medical monitoring.WWE, in a statement, called the lawsuit another attempt to hold it liable by a lawyer who had two earlier lawsuits dismissed and added that “we’re confident this lawsuit will suffer the same fate”.WWE has won the dismissal of some claims in other lawsuits accusing it of hiding the risks of head trauma from wrestling.The National Football League and National Hockey League have also been sued by retired players over head injuries.Monday’s complaint was filed with the federal court in New Haven, Connecticut.The plaintiffs accused WWE of concealing the risks of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other traumatic brain injuries attributable to wrestling, including through “scripted” moves it choreographed.Konstantine Kyros, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, in an email said WWE’s “exploitative business model” kept his clients from learning their rights under laws such as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act.According to the complaint, Laurinaitis, 55; Snuka, 72; and Orndorff, 66, suffer from cognitive difficulties including headaches, dizziness and memory loss, while Snuka and Orndorff also experience confusion, depression and mood swings.The plaintiffs also include former referees and identical twins Earl and Dave Hebner, 66, who according to the complaint have experienced cognitive difficulties. Dave Hebner has also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the complaint said.The case is Laurinaitis et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc et al, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, No. 16-01209.last_img read more

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Power lifters are awesome – Haoda

first_imgHe spoke to Loop PNG straight after the completion of the XV Pacific Games power lifting competition yesterday.”All 15 athletes won medals,” Haoda said.PNG collected 8 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze in the 15 weight divisions for both male and female.Haoda added that his troops effort were unbelievable because they were without a coach till April this year.”The coach ( Scott Upstod) did wonders in preparing the team within two months.”Haoda also thanked PNGPF sponsors KK Kingston, SP Brewery and PNGOC – Go gold program.last_img

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France thrash Iceland to book Germany clash

first_img0Shares0000France’s forward Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring another goal during the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between France and Iceland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on July 3, 2016.PHOTO/AFPPARIS, France, July 3 – Olivier Giroud scored two goals and set up another as the Euro 2016 hosts France thrashed Iceland 5-2 on Sunday to set up a semi-final clash against world champions Germany.Giroud fired France ahead after just 12 minutes at a rain-drenched Stade de France with Paul Pogba then heading in his first goal of the tournament to double the hosts’ lead. Dimitri Payet struck two minutes before half-time to put France in complete control and Antoine Griezmann raced clear to add a fourth to round out France’s first-half blitz.Iceland, who beat England 2-1 to reach the last eight, put on another never-say-die performance. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Birkir Bjarnason grabbed second-half consolation goals either side of Giroud’s second but Iceland were overpowerd by France’s domination.Didier Deschamps’ men will take on Germany in Marseille on Thursday for a place in the final, while Iceland will return home as heroes after a remarkable run in their first appearance at a major tournament.“Germany are the best team, there is no doubt about that, even if Italy gave them a few scares. But we are there in the final four,” said Deschamps.Iceland, who had never beaten France in 11 attempts, kept faith with the side that shocked England, making European Championship history as the first team to name an unchanged line-up for their first five matchesSamuel Umtiti became the first French outfield player to make his international debut during a major finals since 1966 as the Barcelona-bound defender replaced the suspended Adil Rami.Moussa Sissoko filled in for N’Golo Kante, who was also serving a one-match ban, on the right side of midfield as Deschamps stuck with the 4-2-3-1 that helped France fight back to beat the Republic of Ireland in the last 16.– Quick start –France’s defender Samuel Umtiti (L) vies for the ball against Iceland’s forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson during the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between France and Iceland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on July 3, 2016.PHOTO/AFPSluggish starts had been a hallmark of France matches in the tournament, but the hosts quickly seized control at the Stade de France with Hannes Halldorsson smothering Payet’s early effort at the second attempt.It took less than a quarter hour for France to make the breakthrough though. Giroud raced onto Blaise Matuidi’s floated ball over the defence and drilled through the legs of Halldorsson.Iceland, who fought back in style against England after conceding an early opener in their last 16 tie, could not replicate a similar response and fell further behind on 20 minutes.Antoine Griezmann’s right-wing corner found a leaping Pogba who towered above Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to power in his first goal of the European Championship.Jon Dadi Bodvarsson skied over after Aron Gunnarsson’s long throw caused trouble inside the French penalty area, but Les Bleus had wrapped up their place in the last four by half-time.France’s forward Antoine Griezmann reacts during the Euro 2016 quarter-final football match between France and Iceland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on July 3, 2016.PHOTO/AFPAfter Giroud knocked down a looping cross to Griezmann, the Atletico Madrid striker teed up Payet whose low drive whistled into the far corner two minutes before the break.Griezmann tucked away France’s fourth on the stroke of the interval, running onto Giroud’s pass and lifting a deft chip over Halldorsson to move clear in the race for the Golden Boot with his fourth goal.Sigthorsson, who netted Iceland’s winner against England, scored for the second game running after poking in Gylfi Sigurdsson’s cross on 56 minutes.But France replied with Giroud beating Halldorsson to a Payet free-kick, and the Arsenal striker was withdrawn immediately having been booked earlier in the competition.Iceland were rewarded for their perseverence though as they grabbed a second goal when Bjarnason headed in Ari Skulason’s cross on 84 minutes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Graffiti ordinance cuts cleanup time

first_imgThe county’s graffiti hotline is (800) 675-HELP. The city’s graffiti hotline is (661) 252-5326. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Property owners who fail to clean up graffiti within a week will be charged to have it removed by city crews, under a newly approved city ordinance. Previously, Santa Clarita allowed 31 days to remove taggers’ marks, but last week the City Council tightened the law. “Most private-property owners are very good at removing the graffiti on their own,” said Curtis Williams, the city’s senior community preservation officer. “This is more designed for chronic violators who choose not to clean it up.” Owners can appeal to the city manager within three days after being noticed; but his decision is final. Those who fail to remove graffiti could be fined or face legal action. One way or another, graffiti would be removed within 16 days. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’About one-fourth of the approximately 500 calls a month received by the city’s graffiti hotline involve tagging on private property, said Ryan Wasson, the city’s graffiti removal coordinator. Recognizing that business owners are victims of vandalism, the city tries to help them out. “Usually when we have some problem we call the city, they come and (remove) it or volunteers do. They’re very nice about that,” said Mike Khan, owner of Rainbow Market in Canyon Country, who supplies workers with custom tan paint. The last couple of months have been quiet but before that he was getting hit by taggers 10 times a day, Khan said. Graffiti removal contracts inked by the Board of Supervisors this week for surrounding county territory promise graffiti will be gone from public areas within two weekdays of reporting. Graffiti reported to the city’s hotline is removed from public areas within 24 hours after the report is received. Sometimes the problem requires more tactical maneuvers than simply painting a wall. “The community needs to become involved,” said Juan Reinoso, president of Azusa-based Urban Enterprises, Inc., a graffiti-removal company hired by the county. “Property owners with a chronic tagging problem, have they bothered to put up motion sensing lights, find out who the individual is, report the individual to the police department?” last_img read more

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Now that’s a nice number plate!

first_imgInishowen Motor’s first car of the year was a new Kia Sorento with the exclusive 171-DL-17 number plate.The number – 171-DL-17 was sold on a brand new Kia Sorento from the Drumkeen dealership. The popular Kia Sorento is Kia’s most upscale SUV yet and Inishowen Motors are offering great deals and finance packages on new models for 2017.Tuesday saw many happy motorists driving off in their shiny new vehicles from Inishowen Motors. It looks like there will be lots of 171 car registrations spotted around Donegal this week.  Now that’s a nice number plate! was last modified: January 4th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:carsInishowen MotorsKialast_img read more

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Energy efficiency on show in Durban

first_img30 November 2011 If you’re looking for state-of-the-art innovations in energy efficiency, the South African Climate Change Response Expo, running alongside the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, has got it all. South African technologies and those from around the world supporting the shift to a climate-resilient future are on display at the expo – which is free and open to the public – for the duration of COP 17.Solar-powered street lights In the Quinine tree marquee, South African start-up BENBEN gives product demonstrations on solar-powered street lights that are currently being piloted in several of the country’s municipalities. The BENBEN power generator produces 220V AC power and is suitable for lighting, television and charging mobile phones. It can be powered from a 12V solar panel or by hand cranking, with 15 minutes of cranking providing up to three hours of electricity. The BENBEN Eco Geezer provides hot water on demand without the need for a storage tank or heating element, saving up to 80 percent on electricity costs compared to traditional hot water geysers. The City of Cape Town exhibit, which can be found in an interesting plastic crate structure, runs completely on solar and wind-powered energy. “We’ve got a hand-held LCD screen here so we can read at any time how much power we are drawing, and what we’re putting back into Durban,” said Stephen Lamb, director of Touching the Earth Lightly.Vertical shaft brick kiln technology The Swiss stand promotes an extremely relevant vertical shaft brick kiln (VSBK) technology that is both energy-efficient and cost-effective. Firing bricks is an energy-intensive process that typically results in high greenhouse gas emissions. The VSBK technology is said to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 to 60 percent compared to conventional firing techniques while reducing particulate emissions by up to 90 percent. The open source VSBK technology facilitates access to green funds and the CDM market, and the Swiss have provided technical support for a pilot plant in Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape.A ‘Joule’ of an electric car Even though South Africa will have to wait until 2015 before it sees the Joule, a locally developed electric automobile, on the country’s streets, interest in the vehicle has been strong. “Due to no spark plugs and no mechanical moving parts in the engine, the maintenance and longevity of an electric vehicle far outperforms today’s combustion engines, only requiring a service every 45 000kms,” said Jaco van Loggerenberg, communications manager of Optimal Energy, the company behind the vehicle. It comes as no surprise that Japan’s stand is filled with technologies, from state-of-the-art energy-saving heat pumps to innovative steam traps used to reduce CO2 emissions from oil refinery processes. The expo is situated at Centrum Car Park, Bram Fischer Road, within 300 metres of the International Convention Centre, directly between the COP 17 transport hub and the formal COP 17 negotiating space in the Convention Centre. It will be open from 10am to 6pm Sundays through Thursdays, and from 10am to 8pm on the Fridays and Saturdays of COP 17. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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#Nextchat: SHRM Advocacy – At the Intersection of Work, Workers and Workplace #SHRMLeg

first_imgNow that the 116th Congress has settled in and is busy addressing important workplace issues, there is no better time to discuss SHRM’s public-policy priorities that are situated at the intersection of work, workers and the workplace! SHRM is focused on educating new and returning members of Congress on key policy priorities including workforce development, workplace equity, workplace immigration, and workplace flexibility and leave.The 2019 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference provides a unique opportunity for HR professionals to highlight these issues on Capitol Hill while also offering attendees the latest legal compliance updates! Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran attendee, there will be something for everyone. This event offers sessions that dissect workplace policy at the federal and state levels, discussions with young professionals on their perspective of the workplace, conversations about best practices to recruit and retain individuals with a criminal background, and much more!We are expecting more than 650 HR professionals from around the country in Washington, D.C., from March 18-20 at #SHRMLeg. This year we are excited to share with you an innovative new format. The conference will encompass six general sessions, over 25 interactive sessions led by thought leaders, and our popular Advocacy Day events. The conference will also provide attendees unique experiences with great networking events.Join SHRM’s Government Affairs team at 3:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 13, for a #SHRMLeg #Nextchat! This pre-conference chat will gather #SHRMLeg registrants and HR public-policy devotees to discuss workplace policy issues, offer advocacy tips and provide must-attend session suggestions to make the most of your time in Washington, D.C.Q1. On Advocacy Day, we will be educating Congressional offices on SHRM’s public-policy priorities including issues of workforce development, workplace immigration, workplace equity, and workplace flexibility and leave. How are these public-policy issues currently impacting your organization?Q2.  One topic SHRM will be advocating on is employer-provided education assistance and student loan repayment as a benefit. How might changes to expand employer-provided education assistance impact your talent acquisition and retention efforts, as well as your employees?Q3. Why is it more important than ever for HR professionals to engage in advocacy?Q4. There are a number of sessions at #SHRMLeg that will address compliance updates. What workplace compliance challenges are keeping you up at night?Q5. What speakers, topics or sessions are you most looking forward to at the #SHRMLeg Conference?  Q6. What advice do you have for first-time attendees to “know before they go” to the #SHRMLeg Conference? Q7. What advice would you offer to first-time participants of the Advocacy Day Capitol Hill visits at the #SHRMLeg Conference?  Q8.  If you have attended a SHRM Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in the past, what was a “WOW!” moment you experienced and what keeps you coming back?How to participate in an HR Twitter chatlast_img read more

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Adaptability

first_imgAsterisk: “…the one thing every Web professional needs, regardless of their main job function, be that IA, Design, Development, what-have-you is adaptability. You know, the ability to wing it.”In New Zealand we have a similar concept called No. 8 Wire mentality, or “kiwi ingenuity” – based on the architypal New Zealand farmer who can invent or fix anything with a trusty piece of no. 8 gauge fencing wire!It also reminds me of the Web’s “View Source” principle. To see how a webpage was created, wanna-be developers can click on “View Source” in their web browser, copy and paste the code into their own editing environment, and modify it to create something new. In other words, adapt an existing thing to your own unique requirements.Hmmm, back to the kiwi connection. Recently New Zealand celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Mt Everest. In a tv interview this year, Hillary spoke about some characteristics that he identifies with as a person and as a New Zealander: determination, innovation, competitiveness, and being “not smooth” (in terms of suaveness). Sir Edmund’s advice to young people today: learn from older people, look at what they achieved, build on that, and “do your own thing”. Adapt and create. Tags:#web richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Innovation: Historic Intellectual Property Ruling Could Validate Open Licenses

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts If I apply some wacky new type of license to my creative work, is it going to hold up in court if a conflict comes down to that? According to some participants, a key US court yesterday made a decision in favor of free, open intellectual property licenses like Creative Commons, though the details of the decision are complicated. We’re not big fans of intellectual property law, but some innovations in the field are facilitating a wave of tech and cultural creativity around the world. Authoritative validation of these legal innovations is important in that context. We may not feel great about copyright, but we do want people to feel comfortable using new types of legal licenses. This week’s legal decision may be very helpful in that.The CaseThe Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday ruled (see court document below) that a license called Artistic License, similar to Creative Commons, was violated in a dust up between model engineer software developers. One developer created software that could be used to program the tiny trains, put it under Artistic License, and then alleged that another developer took parts of his work, incorporated it into commercial software and didn’t give any credit to the original author. At this point there appears to be no question that this did happen, the only question was whether it matters – whether the Artistic License is legally valid. The court appears to have ruled that it is.As super-lawyer Larry Lessig puts it: “In non-technical terms, the Court has held that free licenses such as the CC licenses set conditions (rather than covenants) on the use of copyrighted work. When you violate the condition, the license disappears, meaning you’re simply a copyright infringer.”While the water ‘aint so bad for most copyright infringers, many believe that infringement is of far more consequence when it’s done against “one of us,” someone who has embraced an alternative, looser version of copyright.Lack of ClarityPut a panel of judges in a room and ask them if the sky is blue and you’ll likely get an answer like “we decline to disagree with some points brought up by previous parties that have engaged with the question.” So it’s hard to know for sure how solid this ruling really is right now. Lessig, and others who can hardly be called disinterested, say it’s a huge win. Others, like a particularly well spoken commenter on BoingBoing and Mike Masnick, probably the most no-b.s. blogger in tech, point out that there are some wrinkles in the situation that deserve recognition before we start celebrating.Why This is ImportantStandard copyright in the US and increasingly around the world is by default a requirement that you get explicit permission to use a creative work. This slows things down a lot. Next generation intellectual property frameworks, like Creative Commons, allow creators to communicate their terms for reuse ahead of time, so that subsequent creation can build on their work immediately.Many creators, though, need assurances that their conditions will be respected before they are willing to open their work to any limited reuse without explicit permission. In 2006, an Amsterdam court ruled in favor of former MTV star and now Venture Capital stockpiling podcast maven Adam Curry in a case alleging that a tabloid used some of his Creative Commons licensed photos from Flickr without his permission. While that ruling was interesting and important, this week’s related judgment in a key US court about software licensing is potentially of much greater signifigance.If this decision ends up being as clear as Lessig and friends contend, and Larry Lessig is a pretty stand up guy, then the case of the model engineer software should provide solid ground for even more creators to feel safe offering their work under licenses that facilitate limited but more frictionless reuse and sharing.New technologies require new legal frameworks and in an era so marked by regressive actions around intellectual property in film and music, it’s refreshing to see some good news for once.Want a good way to celebrate? Today could be a good day to visit the privacy and permissions tab in your Flickr account and change the default setting for new photos uploaded to a Creative Commons one. Come on in, the water’s fine.last_img read more

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