133 Participate in Boys and Girls Fishing Tournament in Ocean City

first_imgTop winners in the 2014 Ocean City Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament are, from left, Lauren Hazewski, 14, Avondale, PA; Ayden Cherry, 12, Brooklyn, NY; Madison Schwartz, 10, Egg Harbor Township; and Reese Dawson, 13, Maple Shade, NJ.Gobs of seaweed and a surprising lack of fish did not deter 133 youngsters who competed in the 38th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday morning, August 9.Bridget Hazewski, 8, Avondale, PA, wins a $200 custom-made fishing rod in a drawing during the Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament.The free event, co-sponsored by the historic Ocean City Fishing Club and the City’s Department of Recreation, took place during an outgoing tide on the north beach near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge.During the two-hour tournament, boys and girls between 8 and 16 reeled in a grand total of 21 fish — 19 summer flounder and two sharks. By contrast, last year’s total was 187 fish of seven different species caught by 114 kids.Four youngsters took top trophies this year for their angling skill:Most fish caught by a girl: Lauren Hazewski, 14, of Avondale, PA, with three fishLargest fish by a girl: Madison Schwartz, 10, of Egg Harbor Township, with a 17-inch flounderMost fish by a boy: Reese Dawson, 13, of Maple Shade, NJ, with two flounder caught during his first-ever surf fishing experienceLargest fish by a boy: Ayden Cherry, 12, of Brooklyn, NY, with an 18-inch flounder, the minimum legal limit.In addition, Lauren Hazewski’s eight-year-old sister, Bridget, won a drawing after the tournament and took home a $200 custom-made rod by Mike Kulick of KM Custom Rods in Cape May County. The eight-foot rod was especially made by Kulick for the tournament.Youngsters also took home prizes in each of three age categories.The ones who traveled the most distance to compete were probably twin brothers Jonathan and Alexander Logie, 13, of Cupertino, CA. They said they return every year to fish the tournament with their cousin, James Willis Logie, 13, of Taneytown, MD.The chair and co-chair of the event are, respectively, Ralph Miller and Ed Hoban. Margaret Feil, of Ocean View, was responsible for registration and tallying the final results.Founded in 1913, the Ocean City Fishing Club is the oldest, continuously operating fishing club in the United States. On Thursday, August 14, it will hold an Open House at its pier near 14th Street and the Boardwalk from 6 to 8:30 pm.The club also co-sponsors an annual Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament for teams and individuals. Now in its 47th year, this competition will take place on Saturday, October 18, along the Ocean City beaches.— News release from George Ingram for the Ocean City Fishing Clublast_img read more

6 days agoLampard happy for Pulisic as he inspires Chelsea win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lampard happy for Pulisic as he inspires Chelsea winby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard praised Christian Pulisic after he came off the bench to help them to a 1-0 win over Newcastle United.Pulisic replaced Mason Mount just after the hour mark, with the hosts struggling to find a way past a determined Toon defence, and played a key part in setting up Marcos Alonso’s 73rd minute winner.”I’m really pleased for him,” Lampard said. “He’s a hot topic because of the price tag. Because of his status in his national team, and his world status through that. And everyone has got a little bit carried away with the short term.“The long term is that he’s come here and he’s just turned 21 and to see him play like he did today, and there’s a lot more to come.“It’s not the end story. You can see his balance and awareness and you can see how he can play.“And there’s improvement to come as with all the young players, but delighted for him because he will feel good about that. And he should do because he was a big part of us winning that game.” last_img read more

4 days agoCrystal Palace planning swoop for Chelsea striker Giroud

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace planning swoop for Chelsea striker Giroudby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace are planning an ambitious January swoop for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.Palace have had to make do with Christian Benteke and Jordan Ayew leading the line this season, and are desperate to add a more prolific front-man to their ranks.Giroud is unsettled at Chelsea, and The Sun says Palace are keen to make the most of his uncertain future and move for his services in January.The Eagles have a good relationship with Chelsea, having previously loaned some of their players – Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Michy Batshuayi are two recent, successful examples – and the south Londoners hope they can get another over the line. last_img read more

After arrest radio host quits Boomer and Carton show

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – New York sports radio personality Craig Carton has quit his show on WFAN following his arrest on fraud charges.Carton co-hosted “Boomer and Carton” with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason (eh-SY’-uh-suhn). He announced Wednesday he had submitted his resignation and it was accepted.Federal authorities charged Carton with fraud last week, saying he used a Ponzi scheme to fool investors into giving him millions of dollars to pay off gambling debts to casinos and elsewhere.On Tuesday he had vowed to fight the charges, saying his fans would see he was not guilty and he’d be back “stronger than ever.” On Wednesday he said the “unfounded legal issues” would be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show he helped build.CBS owns WFAN and says it’s co-operating with authorities. It says it’s searching for Carton’s replacement.last_img read more

Much left to fight for beyond legalization pot activists say as they

first_imgTORONTO – Cannabis activists say although this year’s 4-20 celebrations across the country will likely be the last before recreational pot use becomes legal, there’s still a lot to fight for.The federal government has committed to making marijuana legal by the summer, but the task of regulating the sale and consumption of the drug has been handed down to the provinces and territories.Lisa Campbell with the Ontario Cannabis Consumer and Retail Alliance said she doesn’t think 4-20 events across the country will disappear with the new legalized system — but they will likely evolve.“There is still a lot to fight for, including cannabis lounges, consumption spaces and having special events permits. But there comes a certain point where you can shout from the sidelines or you can put down your protest sign and have a chance to work with government to influence policy,” Campbell said.“For me and my activism, I’ve gone from fully disobeying the law and civil disobedience to now pausing my illicit activity and trying to find a way to work in the legal market.”The provinces have been rolling out their plans on regulating legalized pot. Ontario, for instance, intends to sell marijuana to people 19 and older in up to 150 stores run by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Consumption in public spaces or workplaces will be banned.Campbell said she wants to see a mixed retail model in the province, with regulated lounges and bars where marijuana can be purchased and consumed.“The only benefit to government stores is that argument that if you’re going to regulate it like alcohol, that we also need to have all these other licences that we have for alcohol,” Campbell said. “So, for example, at festivals there should be the ability to have a vapour lounge that is like a designated area like a beer garden, where you can purchase and consume cannabis.”She acknowledges that the province’s Ministry of the Attorney General has finished its consultation on cannabis consumption spaces, and it will take some time before changes are made.April 20 has long been a day to celebrate cannabis and the culture that surrounds it. In cities such as Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, pot enthusiasts gather by the thousands in public squares, defying the authorities.But Campbell noted that 4-20 isn’t just about having a massive outdoor smokeout anymore; there are events such as cannabis business speeches from CEOs from publicly traded companies, as well as movie nights with cannabis edibles.She did say, however, that she’s concerned police will crack down harder on this year’s 4-20 events.“While legalization is exciting, I also think a lot of people are fearful,” she says.Abi Roach, the owner of Toronto’s Hotbox Cafe, says she has heard similar concerns from customers as police continue to crack down on illegal pot dispensaries in the city ahead of this summer’s legislative change.She says with legalization looming, her activism will also centre on creating safe public spaces for cannabis consumption and fighting against what she called the “white-collarization of cannabis.“It’s the corporate takeover of big alcohol, big pharma, big tobacco, now taking over cannabis and creating a business that never really existed, looking for a customer base that isn’t interested in it,” Roach said.“I think the problem that not only corporations are going to have, but also the government stores, is how do you get my customers — the people we have been serving for the last 18 years — to switch from their current purchasing ways and go to the legal government stores?”She says governments need to include the current industry, which has been flourishing for decades, into the legal framework.“And that’s not happening and that’s what we’re fighting for,” she said.last_img read more

Tumbler Ridge Mayor shares the finder of the throne was fitting

first_imgAccording to social media posts, Kevin and Birgit Sharman found one throne near the community on Tuesday.Bertrand shares he did not know about the Throne that is placed near a popular frozen waterfall destination which is a low strenuous hike, yet perfectly situated.It is not clear on social media if the Throne will remain on site until Sunday or Monday yet if you would like to try to see the Throne in person for yourself the following directions were posted to Brigit Sharman’s FB profile.Directions to the throne from Brigit Sharman:  To get to see the throne, drive south of Tumbler Ridge on Hwy 52 for 20 km, which is 1 km past the turnoff to the Peace River Coal Mine on the Core Lodge Rd. There’s a pullout on the right side. The throne is there, beside Babcock Creek. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Mayor Keith Bertrand shared it was a fitting accomplishment for the finders of the Game of Thrones, Throne that was hidden near Babcock Creek.Bertrand goes on to share, he knows the couple that found the Throne and they are very outdoors people. He goes on to say they have been a big part in the creating and maintaining a lot of the trails in the area so its a fitting accomplishment for them.The TV show will start it’s last season this April and held a contest to find six thrones hidden all around the world.last_img read more

DGCA asks airlines to increase number of flights to stabilise rising airfares

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s aviation regulator has asked all airlines to come out with individual medium-term plan by Wednesday on enhancing availability of domestic flights, in a move aimed at curbing rising airfares, government officials said.Airfares have been on an upswing across India for last few weeks due to sharp decline in number of flights primarily caused by grounding of three-fourths of cash-strapped Jet Airways’ 119-aircraft fleet. The availability of flights was also hit by pulling out of Spice Jet’s 12 “737 Max” aircraft in March following safety concerns in the wake of crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet on March 10. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has been meeting with the airlines continuously so that they augment their additional capacity, which would be over and above the flights approved for the summer schedule,” a senior government official said. According to officials, the each of the airlines was “requested to bring an immediate and medium-term plan to augment the additional capacity in the market”, and ways to increase the overall availability of flights will be discussed at a meeting on Wednesday. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe DGCA last month approved a nearly seven-month-long summer schedule beginning March 31 for SpiceJet, Vistara, IndiGo, Air India and GoAir. However, for Jet Airways, the DGCA approved the summer schedule for nearly a month only due to its financial crisis. The DGCA approves winter as well as summer schedules every year in order to ensure smooth flights operations. The airlines were asked to come out with immediate and medium-term plan over and above the summer action plan to make available additional flights so that airfares remain in control. During the last few weeks, the Jet Airways has been grounding its aircraft in tranches due to non-payment of dues to its lessors. While the airline has a fleet of about 119 aircraft, civil aviation secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said on April 4 that only 26 aircraft of Jet Airways are flying “currently”. After Jet withdrew some of its flights from several routes, budget carrier IndiGo on April 8 announced rolling out new flights on both international and domestic networks.last_img read more

Auto-driver held for molesting 13-year-old

first_imgKolkata: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested at the Amherst Street police station for allegedly molesting a 13- year-old school student. The auto driver identified as Arun Kumar Das was arrested on Saturday night.According to sources, on April 22 night, the student was returning home in Manikatala from her tuition class at Girish park. From Girish Park she took an auto. As there were no seat vacant in the back, she sat beside the driver. It is alleged Das inappropriately touched her. He was reportedly moving towards Maniktala. But before approximately a kilometre he allegedly turned his auto in another direction and molested the student again. After few minutes when the auto slowed down, the student jumped off from the auto. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe told about the incident to her family. Her father along with the student went to Amherst Street police station and lodged a complaint against the auto driver. Sleuths examined the CCTV camera footage of the route which Das had availed. The student said that she had seen a tattoo on Das’s body. After examining the camera’s footage sleuths got hold of the auto’s registration number and traced Das on Saturday. Sources informed that the student has identified Das.last_img read more

Turning a new corner OSU guard takes on new challenge

As if Evan Turner didn’t do enough already.In the game of basketball, guards typically handle the ball and pass, forwards shoot and score and centers rebound and block shots. So what position is Turner, who led Ohio State in points, rebounds, assists, 3-point percentage and steals a year ago?“He would be your hybrid point forward, whatever those announcers call those guys,” coach Thad Matta said. “He’s a guy that can do a lot of different things.”Technically speaking, Turner started all 33 games last season at shooting guard, with juniors Jeremie Simmons and P.J. Hill splitting the point guard duties. But the 6-foot-7 swingman handled the leather as much as any point guard would, as evidenced by his team-high 7.1 assists per game.As the Buckeyes turn the page on a new season, Matta will present Turner with a new role to add to his arsenal: the team’s true point guard.“I think I’m going to do a little bit of everything,” said Turner, a First Team All-Big Ten selection last year. “I’m going to start off at point guard, trying to orchestrate the team. I always prefer to have the ball in my hands and try to have control over the game.”While his all-around statistics impress, Turner’s passing ability caught Matta’s eye, triggering the idea to start the junior at the point.“One thing I’ve seen a lot of improvement in is Evan’s passing,” Matta said. “That’s something that we talked about in the offseason. From that standpoint, we’ve got to get him the ball in certain situations because he finds guys, and it’s advantageous for us where he is when he catches it. The defense has a lot of decisions to make. When we have guys around him that can shoot it, that’s good for us.”The switch means that Hill and Simmons will both come off the bench, a demotion they refuse to scoff at, knowing full well that the team excels best when Turner possesses the ball.“It benefits us a lot because Evan is such a great player that he can not only create for himself, but he can create for others,” Hill said. “That makes the game easy when a guy can drive. Everybody is all eyes on him, they help, we move into position, and he gets us the ball on time every time where we want it.“And even if they don’t help, then he scores. Good things happen when he has the ball. He’s a very special player.”Matta hopes that the move will enable Turner’s teammates to contribute more for a team that won 22 games and lost in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament a year ago.While defenses concentrate on Turner setting up the offense, forward David Lighty expects the rest of the players on the court to get less attention, and open shots as a result.“He creates for everyone out there on the floor,” said Lighty, who missed the majority of last season with a broken foot. “You have to double-team him because if you don’t, he’s going to hurt you. Whatever defenders have to do to stop him, it’s going to help us out because they have to read him.”He might not match his league-high 17.3 points per game average from last year, but Turner should find plenty of open teammates.“I score in other ways,” Turner said. “We have an equal balance of scoring, and it makes it even easier for everyone else on the team. If [his scoring] takes a hit, it takes a hit. We’re just trying to get some more wins in the win column.”In all, both coaches and players feel that placing Turner at the point puts him — and the team — in the best position to exceed the predicted preseason finish of third in the conference.“Coach Matta is helping me understand the system more and putting trust in me to carry out what needs to be done,” Turner said. “I think that I can make plays, and I have a lot of teammates who can make shots. Whichever way we go, we’ll try to be successful with it.” read more

Commentary Amid football turmoil the other sports show true meaning of Scarlet

In an era of Ohio State athletics history defined by discounted tattoos, dishonesty and disgrace, it’s hard not to feel let down or jaded as football scandals are unearthed, one by one. But it’s times like these when the character of the majority should outshine that of a few. In my time with The Lantern, I’ve covered a variety of sporting events and talked to countless athletes and coaches. But if I’ve learned anything, it’s that the athletes worthy of recognition aren’t just the ones wearing helmets and shoulder pads. Sure, Terrelle Pryor hitting DeVier Posey over the middle for a touchdown is impressive. But it pales in comparison to synchronized swimmer Meghan Kinney fighting for her life against bone cancer as she’s forced to watch her team win a national championship without her. Watching Solomon Thomas’ Sugar Bowl-clinching interception was incredible, but it’s no more impressive than watching the men’s volleyball team defeat California-Santa Barbara for its first national championship in program history. Watching women’s lacrosse player Kirsten Donahue check opponents to the turf can be just as brutal as watching Mike Adams pancake defensive linemen. I could discuss men’s track and field All-American Michael Hartfield’s pursuit of competing at the Olympic trials in the name of his father who passed away shortly after Hartfield arrived at OSU. Or senior women’s tennis captain Paloma Escobedo fighting back from a late-season injury to compete in the sport she loves. I sat glued to my seat while softball’s Karisa Medrano pitched a complete game to clinch a 4-3 victory with runners on base against Pittsburgh. The point is, all of these athletes play with grit and determination. They win with pride and courage, and they lose with emotion and dignity. Just because they don’t enter Ohio Stadium every Saturday and play while millions watch live on television, doesn’t mean we should ignore, or worse, forget who these athletes are. They compete at every opportunity for a fraction of the recognition, and they do it with integrity and love for their sport. These are the people who represent what Buckeye athletics really are. read more