ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The National Credit Union Foundation, in collaboration with PSCU, is excited to announce the launch of a new CUAid Disaster Recovery app to streamline and connect credit union organizations with one another when disasters strike to quickly coordinate resources.The CUAid Disaster Recovery App, generously funded by CUNA Mutual Group and FIS, was developed by CU-APPS. As one of the three key pillars of business, the Foundation provides disaster relief to the credit union movement through its CUAid program. CUAid is designed to harness the collective generosity of the movement to provide grant assistance, and this app serves as an extension of that program.“The need to prepare, connect and share resources has proven to be more important now than ever as our movement has faced an unprecedented time of crisis,” said Gigi Hyland, executive director at the Foundation. “We are hopeful this app will change the way credit unions can respond to natural disasters and allow them to quickly get services back up and running to serve members.”The Disaster Recovery application serves as a “matching” service for credit unions to source and share emergency resources, such as generators, mobile branches and more to get credit unions back up and running as quickly as possible.
The 33-year-old forward came to the US capital last July, signing with DC United and taking the last-place Major League Soccer club into the playoffs in his first half-season with the squad.Rooney was the centerpiece of United’s marketing campaign as the team opened a new stadium, the English star saying upon his arrival he looked forward to the challenge and enjoyed the relative anonymity afforded by suburban life in America.His contract, which according to the MLS Payers Association pays him a salary of some $2.8 million plus revenue from bonuses and sponsorship, runs through the 2020 season.United open the 2019 MLS season on March 3 against Atlanta United. Pre-season training camp opens in two weeks.bb/djShare on: WhatsApp RooneyWashington, United States | AFP | Former England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was arrested last month for being drunk and swearing in public and paid a $25 fine Friday, according to multiple reports Sunday.Court records obtained by Washington ABC 7 News and The Athletic showed that Rooney was arrested in Loudon County, Virginia, on December 16 for cursing and intoxication, a misdemeanor for which he was released from custody on his own recognizance before paying the fine and court costs on Friday.Rooney was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority at Dulles International Airport, which is located in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington.The former England captain apparently was at the airport after a trip back from Saudi Arabia. He had posted a photo of himself on December 14 from Riyadh at an event.“We are aware of news reports indicating that Wayne Rooney was arrested in December,” DC United said in a statement issued to US media outlets, including the Washington Post.“We understand the media’s interest in this matter but believe this is a private matter for Wayne that DC United Will handle internally.”Rooney is serving a two-year UK drink driving ban stemming from a September 2017 arrest in England.
Robert L. Graves Jr., 87, of Sarasota, Fla., and Martha’s Vineyard, passed away on August 7, 2020.A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of this paper.
27 Mar 2017 Leading players set for international action Leading girl and U21 players will be in action next month with England squads named for the French Lady Junior Championship and the Scottish and Irish girls’ open championships. The squads are: French Lady Junior Championship at Saint Cloud, 13-17 April: Annabell Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey), Sammy Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey), Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland, Essex), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire), Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire), Bel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire). Scottish U18 girls’ open at Montrose Golf Club, 12-14 April: Jessica Hall (Bishop Auckland, Durham), Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, Surrey), Mimi Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow, Somerset), Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), Caitlin Whitehead, (Kendal, Cumbria), Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk). Irish U18 girls’ open at Roganstown Golf & Country Club, 7-9 April. Nations Cup team: Caitlin Whitehead, Jessica Hall and Mimi Rhodes. The players: Annabell Fuller, 14, (© Stills Photography) started this season with second place in the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational in Florida – having been runner-up on six occasions in 2016, alongside a victory in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. She recently reached the last 16 in the Spanish women’s championship. Sammy Fuller, 17, has represented England since 2014. She was third in the 2016 English girls’ championship, 11th in the English women’s and seventh in the 2017 Doral Publix. The Fullers are sisters Lily May Humphreys, 15, was third in a men’s professional event in Spain this year and runner-up in the weekend’s Delamer Comboy Scratch Trophy. Last year she won the English U16 girls’ championship, the Fairhaven Trophies and the North of England U16 title. Sophie Lamb, 19, is the British women’s stroke play champion, won the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit and helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals. Emily Price, 17, won the England Golf Girls’ Order of Merit for 2016 after a season which included victories in the English women’s open and the Scottish U18 girls’ championships. Bel Wardle, 17, was runner up in the 2016 British girls’ championship and was eighth in the World junior girls’ championship. She tied for the Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy and was third on the England Golf Girls’ Order of Merit. Jessica Hall, 18, followed up a string of solid results in 2016 with a top 20 finish in this year’s Portuguese women’s amateur, where she was the leading English player. Martha Lewis, 17, was runner-up in the 2017 Doral Publix tournament in Florida after a series of high finishes in 2016 events. She previously represented England at U16 level. Mimi Rhodes, 15, was runner-up in the women’s 2016 West of England amateur for the Harper Salver, had another top ten in the Scottish U18 girls’ champs and a top 30 in the Spanish women’s amateur. Hannah Screen, 17, is a double champion, having won the 2016 Daily Telegraph and Scottish U16 girls’ titles alongside other high finishes. Caitlin Whitehead, 14, is the Scottish U14 girls’ champion and had a string of top ten results in prestigious girls’ events during 2016. Amelia Williamson, 16, was runner-up in the English U16 girls’ championship and the Fairhaven Trophies; and third in both the Scottish U18 girls’ and Daily Telegraph championships.
By John BurtonSEA BRIGHT – First it was Red Bank. Then Rumson followed suit. Now Sea Bright officials have decided to cancel the town’s annual fireworks display.Borough Councilman Marc Leckstein announced plans earlier this week to forego the 2012 edition of the Fourth of July fireworks display.Leckstein, speaking at Tuesday’s council meeting, said the decision to cancel was based on recommendations from borough Police Chief John Sorrentino.“It’s not the funding issue,” Leckstein said. “It’s a manpower issue.”Last month council members and Sorrentino said they would have to do some last-minute brainstorming about this July’s fireworks.Borough officials were concerned with the decision in February by officials in Red Bank and neighboring Rumson to cancel their respective fireworks.Red Bank’s annual July 3 Kaboom! Fireworks on the Navesink had become the largest fireworks show in the state, drawing more than 100,000 people to town, causing local police and emergency services to have to reach out to Monmouth County and neighboring communities for additional support and security resources.The organizers of the Red Bank show decided to abandon their plans this year as each year the cost rose and logistics got more complicated to support the event.Red Bank’s show generally cost about $300,000 with no taxpayer dollars allocated for support.Rumson’s fireworks, while smaller, had been done in coordination with Red Bank’s, by the same company. But when Red Bank officials nixed the display, Rumson officials followed suit, saying they feared larger than usual crowds with a further drain on costs and resources.With those two municipalities out of consideration, Sorrentino had asked for the council’s support for additional manpower as the small shorefront community could become the next go-to spot in the area for those intent on seeing Independence Day fireworks.“To be honest with you, we don’t know how big it’s going to be,” Sorrentino said last month.Sorrentino had been reaching out to neighboring communities and to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, seeking assistance.Sorrentino was on vacation this week and unavailable for comment, but Leckstein said the chief was not having luck finding departments that could commit officers that night to help Sea Bright.The sheriff’s, too, had to decline any additional manpower. It is already assigned to assisting Long Branch for its display that night.Sea Bright has been having a fireworks display since the early 1990s, Sorrentino recalled.Last year, the borough was operating at “full capacity” with the crowds and traffic the event generated, Sorrentino said last month.Traditionally, the borough had 12 to 15 officers on duty the night of the fireworks. Emergency services and volunteer firefighters also were available. The council in the past had spent about $12,000 to cover police overtime, public works department employee salaries, portable restrooms and public entertainment.This year the governing body agreed to increase that amount to about $20,000.The cost of the actual fireworks, however, was covered by the area beach clubs.The council also agreed to solicit private donations to help defray costs and to ensure the event’s continued success. The borough already received donations from a beach club and a local marina.“It wasn’t going to cost the taxpayers a cent,” Leckstein said of this year’s event. But, “obviously, it’s a public safety issue.“We’re committed to have it happen next year,” he said.Having additional officers for what could be an exceedingly large event is “critical,” observed Red Bank Police Chief Stephen McCarthy. “Without those additional out-of-town officers we would not be able to fulfill our mission to try and keep everyone safe,” he said.In Red Bank’s case, it literally tripled its entire force (with 41 officers) for the night of the fireworks, drawing from as many as 12 towns and county law enforcement, NJ Transit and sometimes New Jersey State Police resources, according to McCarthy and Captain Darren McConnell.“It’s literally months in the planning,” McConnell said.“I understand their concerns,” McConnell said of Sea Bright. “Without a number of outside agencies helping them – if they draw anywhere near the crowd we draw – they would have significant policing issues.”
To support the staff for the time being, Salt Creek Grille representatives organized a GoFundMe page for hourly staff members. It has raised over $10,000 to date, which Bidgood said is a credit to his staff. This article originally appeared in the April 23rd, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Now, millions of Americans are jobless during this scary and uncertain time. Companies all over the country are taking huge financial hits and are facing layoffs in the wake of the pandemic. Unemployment rates have far surpassed the rates surrounding the Great Recession. Some local employers are also finding ways to support their staff members who have been laid off. That includes Salt Creek Grille co-owner Steve Bidgood. He shared that it was not easy laying off employees of the Rumson-based establishment; some of them have worked there since its opening over 20 years ago. In the meantime, she has been writing cards and making special videos for members of those facilities, wishing them well and letting them know she is thinking of them. The response has been very positive, and she’s looking to take it a step further. DaPrato plans to reach out to the facilities she performs at to see if they would be interested in having her perform while practicing social distancing. That could mean performing on the outside of a building for 15 minutes on each side, allowing residents to open up their windows and hear her perform. “It’s kind of difficult because they’re my second family. It’s tough. I didn’t think it was going to last this long. I didn’t think it was going to be as bad as it is,” said Bidgood, who has been with Salt Creek Grille since 1996. The restaurant industry is a hard industry as it is. And when businesses get “kicked in the legs” financially as they have been from COVID-19, reopening may not be a possibility for some, he said. It will be costly to reinvest and open in good shape. Tourism is down and traveling is down, which is also not good for business. And should there be a second wave of the virus, it will be a nail in the coffin for others. Just over 45 days ago, the U.S. economy was booming with high wage growth and record low unemployment rates. That quickly changed with the rapid spread of COVID-19. Additionally, the non-profit has handed out about 200-to 300-plus grab-and-go meals six days a week since March 16. According to McCarthy, a monthly comparison of March 2020 to March 2019 shows demand has increased about 31 percent. And about 30 to 100-plus people each day receive groceries from the organization six days a week. “I would definitely bewilling to do that and noteven charge for this,” shesaid. “I really miss it. I missthe people.” DaPrato will also be taking this downtime for projects she has been meaning to start but has pushed off recording a “Christmas with Cathy D” CD, as well as working on some new material for her shows. According to Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-13), who represents several towns in the Two River area, he and his office have spoken to an overwhelming number of callers complaining of backlogged unemployment claims far more calls than after SuperStorm Sandy in 2012, he told The Two River Times. He credited the issue to personnel shortages and outdated computer systems at the NJDOL. Middletown resident Cathy DaPrato is one of those self-employed workers. As a musician and the owner of Cathy D Entertainment, DaPrato finds herself “help-less” as she is unable to perform at her typical venues. DaPrato is a regular at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult daycare centers across New Jersey. Before the virus struck, she was scheduled to perform about 160 gigs this year. “I have people who come and celebrate every holiday with us,” he said, adding that some customers emailed him to say they were “devastated” about not being able to spend their Easter at the restaurant for the first time in 21 years. However, Burke plans to bring everyone back on as normal, whenever the businesses are allowed to reopen. He will need all who were laid off as well as summer staff. But some businesses won’t be as fortunate, he believes. He also said he is waiting for the CARE Act to kick in, which will allow his staff to be paid, including their tips. The staff was also encouraged to file for unemployment if they wanted to so that they could have some kind of cash flow coming in, Bidgood added. According to Scharfenberger, state staff members of various departments are being transitioned and reassigned, for the time being, to the NJDOL to free up some of the backlogging. He also noted that the department is operating on the decades-old COBOL computer programming language, which he called “archaic.” COURTESY LUNCH BREAK / FACEBOOK Lunch Break volunteers Jennifer Anderson and board president John Klein recently delivered food to homebound clients. Representatives of the nonprofit are reporting significantly higher demands from community members compared to last year. “Some come to our facility, are students of the Red Bank Charter School and others such as the homebound and residents of the Pan American motel in Eatontown, receive deliveries. We have increased the number of times we deliver,” said McCarthy. “I just love it and I feel sohelpless right now because Ifeel like I can’t do anythingto help these people,” saidDaPrato. In New Jersey alone, there have been hundreds of thousands of unemployment claims each week since March 1. In the most recent data released from the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL), there were 141,420 claims made during the week of April 5 to 11. During the week prior, from March 29 to April 4, there were 214,836 claims. Lunch Break, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides basic necessities to people in need, has also seen “many” new people since the COVID-19 pandemic started, said Ellen McCarthy, communications and public relations coordinator. Last week alone, the organization gave 77 new people groceries in one day, she said, and new grocery clients are up 50 percent since March, compared to last year. “When something like this happens, systems like that are so easily over whelmed,” said Scharfenberger. On April 20, the assemblyman wrote to New Jersey State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio, asking that she withhold his salary “until every one of my constituents’ state unemployment claims has been fulfilled.” Currently, members of the state Senate and General Assembly receive an annual base salary of $49,000. “We were off to a great start this year. We were really rolling,” said Burke, between Drifthouse and its adjoining Nauti Bar. But now, the bar is closed and Drifthouse is offering curbside pick-up and delivery only. The financial strain called for the layoffs of most employees. She also estimated that about 85 percent of the SB-DC’s calls recently have been small business owners wondering what they should do to help their employees at this time. Typically, the SBDC focuses on helping businesses employ people. This is “the first time ever” they are helping businesses guide their employees to unemployment, she said. The restaurateur decided not to offer curbside pickup or delivery to area customers, as many other businesses have in the Two River area. He cited a concern for his staff’s safety and well-being as one of the deciding factors to close, as well as the costliness of cooking with mesquite wood, which the restaurant uses. According to Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes, regional director of the Monmouth/Ocean Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Brookdale Community College, there is a high percentage of self-employed individuals and freelancers who will not be eligible for unemployment from the state. Because of that, for the first time ever, they have been guiding those individuals on how to apply for pandemic unemployment. “With those orders, we can put a few more people back to work,” he said. “It’s a little something and it’s working out nicely.” Similarly, most staff members of Drifthouse by David Burke have been laid off; there are currently only two or three people still working, Burke shared with The Two River Times. Normally, there would be about 35 employees in the off-season and about 60 during the summer months. To support his staff members for the time being, Burke has kickstarted a “Feed the Heroes” campaign, where he takes donation money and buys food with it to be prepared and delivered to local heroes. In doing so, he is also putting his employees back to work. Last week, he was able to make a sizeable food donation to Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center, he said. By Allison Perrine
…impregnated by 35-year-old manA 14-year-old girl, who was impregnated by a 35-year-old man, gave birth at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Tuesday, a source close to the hospital said.According to reports, the teen was being raised by a guardian after her father died and her mother became ill. However, an official from the Child Care and Protection Agency stated that the agency had not received any information on the matter from the hospital.“We aren’t aware of this matter but the hospital has to send us a report. They usually do for any such cases occur,” the official said, adding that they would do so before the girl is discharged.Junior Public Health Minister Dr Karen Cummings on Friday, when asked about what the ministry can do to help pregnant underage girls and why does the system continue to fail them, stated that the matter is a matter of the Education Social Protection and Public Security Ministries. She noted, however, that the Public Health Ministry is doing its best to help pregnant teens by implementing support groups in health centres across the country that offers counselling and family planning measures.According to the United States Department Report on Human Rights for 2015, there is a high incidence of unreported cases of rape and sexual assault in Guyana. The Report had stated that a large number of cases of rape and other forms of sexual assaults go unreported to authorities, most likely due to fear of stigma, lack of confidence in authorities, retribution, or further violence.The Report noted that while the law criminalises rape, including spousal rape; successful prosecution of cases are infrequent.Jenel Sweatman, of School Health Unit within the Education Ministry said that once a child is under age the matter would be handed over to the Ministry of Social Protection and the Child Care and Protection Agency.However, she stated that not all is lost when a child becomes pregnant. She stated that the Education Ministry has started the process of reintegration of the pregnant teens into schools outside of their communities, which will prevent stigma.She stated that 16 girls are already being reintegrated to the health system, and as part of the initiative with the Public Health Ministry, “we give them a care package to help them prepare their baby bays.”The United Nations Children’s Fund Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Guyana 2016, said teenage pregnancy is still a problem since about 15 per cent of girls between ages 15 and 19 had begun child bearing, with different rates depending on the area the girls live, theri poverty status, and ethnicity.It asserted that in many cases first intercourse is forced, which highlights the underlying issue of gender-based sexual violence and the need for prevention and response strategies.As a matter of fact, 2008/2009 Biological Behavioural Surveillance Survey had revealed that almost 24 per cent of secondary school girls who had started their sexual life were forced by someone to have sex.
0Shares0000Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal for MexicoYEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 26 – Javier Hernandez said on Tuesday that a buoyant Mexico want to “accomplish the impossible” and win the World Cup in Russia, on the eve of their clash with Sweden.The Mexicans have repeatedly failed to go beyond the last 16 in recent decades, but the West Ham United striker nicknamed Chicharito wants this time to be different. Mexico have one foot in the last 16 once more having won both their Group F matches, and Hernandez told reporters: “The best things about dreams is to share them, share them with people like you who are dreamers.“Like you, were are not just dreamers, but work hard to make those dreams come true.”He added: “We want to accomplish the impossible.”The 30-year-old striker’s goal in the 2-1 victory over South Korea on Saturday made him the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for his country (in 104 appearances).It was also further evidence — coupled with a 1-0 victory over reigning world champions Germany — that Mexico can erase the pain of recent history.They have never won the World Cup and the last time they went beyond the last 16 was in 1986, on home turf, when they were beaten on penalties in the quarter-finals by what was then West Germany.That equalled the best appearance by Mexico at a World Cup.Mexico must finish the job in the group stages against Sweden on Wednesday at Yekaterinburg Arena, where a point will be enough to see them through.Mexico have six points and are top of the group with their opponents Sweden and Germany battling it out on three.“We still have not qualified but who would have said we would have six points by now?” asked Hernandez, a former Manchester United forward who always appears happiest wearing the green of his country.“I try to look at life as a great opportunity, it is going to be a great match.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
“I came … Arcata >> As his senior season went on at Arcata High School, there weren’t many options for Chris Cherms to continue his soccer career at the college level.He suffered a knee injury right out of the gate, limiting both his playing time and any kind of exposure he could have potentially gotten from coaches at the next level.“At that point, I kind of packed it in,” Cherms recalled.But one option still sat there — and it just so happened to be at the college closest to him.
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