Ocean City Takes Playoff Win Over St. Joseph

first_imgOcean City quarterback Joe Repetti, who threw for one touchdown, scrambles while looking for an open receiver. (Courtesy of Ian Crowley) By PHOEBE PRETTYMANThe Ocean City Red Raiders secured a 12-7 win against the visiting St. Joseph Wildcats during Friday night’s West Jersey Football League Bracket B semifinal playoff game.It was the sixth straight win for Ocean City and the first time the Raiders defeated St. Joe since 1976. The Red Raiders are now 6-0, while the Wildcats fell to 5-2.The pairing made for a good game that forced each team to work hard. St. Joe put numbers on the board first, with a touchdown and extra point in the first quarter. Ocean City responded with intensity for the rest of the first half.Junior kicker Brendan McGonigle put the Red Raiders on the board in the second quarter with a 23-yard field goal.Kicker Brendan McGonigle boots a field goal to get the Red Raiders on the scoreboard in the second quarter. (Courtesy of Ian Crowley)A 5-yard pass from senior quarterback Joe Repetti to senior wide receiver Jake Schneider in the second quarter earned Ocean City its lone touchdown of the game. At that point, the Red Raiders took the lead and held it for the rest of the way.The first half ended shortly after senior Mike Rhodes sacked the St. Joe quarterback.In the second half, St. Joe tried to run the ball and push for a touchdown, but Ocean City fought back. Red Raider senior Jake Inserra was on fire with multiple key tackles to lead the defense.Ocean City’s defense stiffens up. (Courtesy of Ian Crowley)The third quarter went scoreless. During the fourth quarter, the Red Raiders drove hard toward the end zone and came close to a scoring opportunity, but St. Joe stopped them and took possession.However, Ocean City was not ready to give up. The Red Raiders earned a safety after Matt Christy tackled the St. Joe quarterback in the end zone.The game exemplified a lot of hard work, determination and endurance. The Red Raiders defended their undefeated record and will continue on in the playoffs next week.The Red Raiders lock up their first win against St. Joseph since 1976. (Photo credit Phoebe Prettyman)last_img read more


Gone too soon: Kids who died at hands of parents

first_imgNZ Herald 18 January 2014Unnatural as it seems, parents who kill their own children are seen by domestic violence workers as just the extreme tip of a very big iceberg of largely hidden threats of violence.“Threats to do it are extremely common, and they are often what keeps women in relationships,” says Jill Proudfoot of Auckland-based agency Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday (Shine).And parents who act on those threats are more common than you might think. Social Development Ministry researchers found an average of three cases of “filicide” a year between 2002 and 2006, where one or both parents killed their own children deliberately. Another four children a year died from physical assaults and punishments where their parents did not intend to kill.The latest report of the official Family Violence Death Review Committee found three more children died in murder-suicides during parental separations in the two years 2010-11.The death review committee found 22 children and 50 adults died from family violence in 2010-11, while police attended 94,000 family violence incidents in 2011 alone. “As the visible tip of the iceberg, family violence deaths are not only a measure of lethality but also an important barometer of the incidence of family violence,” said committee head Dr Julia Tolmie of Auckland University.The report found no discernible trend in the death rate. Thirty people died in family violence in 2002 and 27 in 2010, and the numbers in between fluctuated apparently randomly between a low of 17 in 2003 and a peak of 45 in 2009.The report does not break down the subset of deliberate “filicides” by gender, but other evidence suggests mothers and fathers are almost equally likely to kill their children. An Australian study of all 291 children killed by filicide there between 1997 and 2008 found 140 were killed by their fathers, 127 by their mothers, and the rest by both parents.A sixth of the parents – 24 mothers and 16 fathers – killed themselves after killing their children.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11188259last_img read more


Man Utd must go over £200,000-a-week to convince Sancho

first_imgManchester United face having to pay over £200,000-a-week to bring Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Jadon Sancho is keen on returning to the Premier League The Daily Star says Sancho’s wage demands at United are set to skyrocket to over £200,000-a-week. The Borussia Dortmund ace has been touted to return to the Premier League in the next transfer window. The England international is hot property this season with a host of elite European clubs chasing his signature. Three years after leaving Manchester City’s academy for the Bundesliga, the likes of United, Chelsea and Liverpool are all keen to sign him.Advertisement Loading… But the favourites to land the 20-year-old are the Red Devils, who have been laying the groundwork over a transfer for the last two years. Dortmund are preparing to lose him at the end of the season but he will command a hefty price-tag. Bild says they are planning to offer Sancho a bumper new contract worth £167,000-a-week to keep hold of him. read also:Pundit casts doubt over £120m Man Utd move for Sancho It means United will have to go one better with the Camberwell-born ace set to ask for over £200,000-a-week. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Fascinating Facts About Coffeelast_img read more


Steve Kerr pleads patience with Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins injuries

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND – The Warriors might feel fully rested after taking the entire weekend off. They are not fully healthy, though.Warriors coach Steve Kerr pleaded patience on any thought that either Kevin Durant or DeMarcus Cousins could return for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + …last_img read more


Kurtenbach: The all-too-simple reason the Giants’ playoff hopes are dead

first_imgThe Giants’ season isn’t over. Not technically, anyway. They still have 30 games to play.But the team’s playoff hopes? Well, those flatlined Tuesday night after a second consecutive loss to the Diamondbacks Tuesday at Oracle Park.The Giants believe they can still make a run at the postseason, but they’re professional athletes and they have not been technically eliminated yet, what else are they going to believe?“I’m just waiting for us to get hot. We’re right there in all these games. We’re …last_img read more


Unemployment eases in third quarter

first_img30 October 2013South Africa’s unemployment rate eased to 24.7% in the third quarter, down from 25.6% in the second quarter, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on Tuesday.“The unemployment rate decreased by 0.9% of a percentage point from 25.6% in quarter two 2013 to 24.7% in quarter three of 2013,” Stats SA said as it released its quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) for the third quarter.The QLFS is a household-based sample survey which collects data on the labour market activities of individuals aged 15 years and above who live in South Africa.Stats SA said that quarter-to-quarter employment increased by 308 000 in the third quarter, while the number of those seeking jobs fell by 114 000.“This resulted in an increase of 194 000 in the labour force,” Stats SA noted, adding that the formal sector and private households contributed positively in the increase in employment.The growth in employment was driven by growth in the formal sector, where quarter-to-quarter job gains were 314 000, while the informal sector lost 39 000 jobs.Nedbank economists said the rise in formal sector jobs was encouraging, but did not reflect a sustained increase in job levels.“Subdued economic growth on the back of still weak, although improving, global conditions and lacklustre domestic output growth points towards job creation remaining generally slow in the next few quarters,” Nedbank said.Trade, community and finance and other business services in the quarter-to-quarter results were revealed as the largest contributors to the 308 000 net gain in employment, with trade gaining 100 000 jobs and community and social services gaining 96 000 jobs, Stats SA said.“Compared to a year ago, in quarter three of 2013, employment increased by 2.8% (383 000), and unemployment decreased by 1.2% (58 000).”According to the survey, the number of discouraged work seekers (people who are willing and are able to work but are not actively looking for employment) fell by 125 000 to 2.24-million during the quarter.Nedbank’s economists said they expected the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee to keep interest rates unchanged.“These numbers … confirm that demand-driven inflation remains subdued. We therefore expect the Reserve Bank to keep interest rates unchanged well into 2014 as it strikes a balance between high cost-push inflation and modest domestic growth,” Nedbank said.The central bank will hold its last monetary policy committee meeting for the year from 19 to 21 November.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


Rohan Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik through to US Open quarters in mixed doubles

first_imgRohan BopannaIndia’s Rohan Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia entered the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the US Open with a straight-set victory.The sixth seeds beat A Medina Garrigues of Spain and South Africa’s Raven Klaasen 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and five minutes on Sunday night to advance to the last eight.Bopanna will come face to face with compatriot Sania Mirza and her teammate Bruno Soares of Brazil – the top seeds in the tournament.Another Indian, Leander Paes, is also in the quarterfinal mix. Paes along with his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, the third seeds, will take on unseeded American-Mexican team of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in the other half of the draw.last_img read more


10 months agoCercle coach hails ‘incredible’ Chelsea whiz Kylian Hazard after career best performance

first_imgCercle coach hails ‘incredible’ Chelsea whiz Kylian Hazard after career best performanceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Kylian Hazard produced perhaps the performance of his career to inspire Cercle Brugge to victory over Anderlecht on Sunday.Hazard, on-loan at Cercle, scored his second goal of the season and produced a five-star performance as his team defeated Anderlecht 2-1.Cercle coach Laurent Guyot declared afterwards: “Kylian has shown that he has an incredible potential. “The next step now has to be that he also puts a little more regularity in his performance. Because this Kylian I want to see every game. The audience gave him an ovation, although his change was not meant as applause. “We did not have the result yet and we could use some extra energy.”Hazard is on-loan at Cercle to the end of this season. TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


21 days agoChelsea defender Zappacosta suffers serious knee injury at Roma

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender Zappacosta suffers serious knee injury at Romaby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Davide Zappacosta has suffered a serious knee injury in training with AS Roma.The Italy international joined the Serie A outfit on loan until the end of the season on transfer deadline day after becoming surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.However, the 27-year-old is likely to be out for the rest of the campaign after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a training session in a “non-contact incident”.Roma confirmed the full-back had successfully undergone surgery on his right knee in Rome to repair the ligament damage.”The club can confirm that Davide Zappacosta underwent surgery on Friday afternoon to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee,” a statement read. last_img read more