A number of the Black Stars players have expressed their confidence that they will get a result against Guinea-Bissau in their upcoming Group F decider. The Black Stars have managed only two draws so far but will qualify with a win against Guinea Bissau, regardless of the result in the other group game between Benin and Cameroon. Kwadwo Asamoah was forthright in declaring the game was a must-win stating “Of course we should win against Guinea Bissau”Other players agreed it that the Black Stars must win but they needed to improve, with Partey leading the chorus. The Atletico Marid midfielder told the media “We have to prepare well and we can’t make the same errors. We have to work harder and be better than them.”Christian Atsu was of the same opinion as the Newcastle winger hoped the Black Stars would keep up their concentration for the key game. “We need to stay focused and we know we will deliver ” Atsu, however, has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament after he picked up a hamstring injury in the draw with Cameroon.The Black Stars will play their final group game against Guinea Bissau on the 2nd of July. The game will be live on Citi FM and Citi TV Source: Susu Graham
Elizabethton Airport manager Dan Cogan was among the first people to call 911 for help.“I’ve had an airplane run off the runway. I need you to roll everything you can,” Cogan said, per WWLP. Related News Dale Earnhardt Jr., wife, daughter ‘safe’ after plane crash in Tennessee Another caller witnessed the passengers and pilots emerging from the plane.“There’s somebody getting out. They’re trying to get out now,” she said. “Five people and a dog.”The radio traffic between first-responders dispatched to the scene was also released.”We’ve got fire coming out of manholes. We’ve got 1,000 gallons on fuel on the plane,” one man said. “Go ahead and get EMA (Emergency Management Agency) en route up here.”Since the airport is about 15 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR thanked the first responders by offering them free tickets to this weekend’s races.We had a great time with our first responder family at the BMS night race! A big thank you to NASCAR for giving us and all the agencies that responded to Dale Jr.’s plane crash free tickets! pic.twitter.com/xEgZqFwT8v— Carter County SO (@CarterTNSheriff) August 18, 2019″We had a great time with our first responder family at the BMS night race!” the Carter County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office posted Saturday on Twitter. “A big thank you to NASCAR for giving us and all the agencies that responded to Dale Jr.’s plane crash free tickets!”Earnhardt was reportedly taken to Johnson City Medical Center due to what was described as “cuts and abrasions” but was eventually released. NBC Sports issued a statement later Thursday confirming Earnhardt will take some time off to recover.”We’re incredibly grateful that Dale, his wife Amy, daughter Isla, and the two pilots are safe following today’s accident,” the statement read. “After being discharged from the hospital, we communicated with Dale and his team, and we’re all in agreement that he should take this weekend off to be with his family. We look forward to having him back in the booth next month at Darlington.”The cause of the crash is still being investigated. The recordings of the 911 calls made after a private plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family crashed have been released, and they’re as alarming as you’d expect.A plane carrying the retired NASCAR driver, his wife Amy and their daughter Isla went down near Bristol last Thursday, but the family and their two pilots were miraculously unharmed after the incident. NASCAR world reacts to Dale Earnhardt Jr., family surviving plane crash
“He is just envious because he’s already retired. We’re still active and have a crown,” Pacquiao told The Manila Times. “I’m not thinking about that yet. I’m concerned first and foremost about our countrymen. No retirement [plans] yet. I’m still training, God is good.”With the majority of sporting events currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pacquiao – who is also a senator in the Philippines government – is focused on helping his country’s people during the crisis. “I’m concerned first and foremost about our countrymen and about how to resolve this [coronavirus] pandemic,” he added. “I don’t have anything against him, but it’s not me. It’s sad that you hear guys say, ‘I want to fight Manny Pacquiao.’ But Manny Pacquiao is 41 now. Don’t chase him. You young guys chase each other. Stop chasing this old man. If the opportunity presents itself, go out and do what you got to do,” Mayweather told Fight Hype. “Let Manny Pacquiao pick and choose who he wants to fight. With everything he’s accomplished, hopefully, he’s made some smart investments.”MORE: Mike Tyson’s first opponent in comeback fight may have been revealedHowever, Pacquiao has little regard for Mayweather’s comments, claiming the 43-year-old, who last fought in 2017 against UFC star Conor McGregor, wishes he was still fighting. Manny Pacquiao suggested Floyd Mayweather Jr. is jealous of his prolonged career after the American labelled the veteran welterweight an “old man.”Mayweather was critical of younger fighters “chasing” a bout with 41-year-old Pacquiao, who won his most recent fight against the previously-undefeated Keith Thurman to claim the WBA super welterweight title last July.
By Art Petrosemolo |The growth of Monmouth County and its historic river towns is intertwined with the nautical history of Sandy Hook Bay and the area’s two prominent rivers – the Navesink and Shrewsbury.The nonprofit group – The Navesink Marine Historical Association (NMHA) – celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2015, is at the forefront of uncovering those links and documenting them through educational and environmental programs for the community.The group recently published the second edition of the area’s nautical history: “A Chronology of Boating on the Navesink River,” written by marine engineer Rik van Hemmen.Van Hemmen, a Fair Haven resident, is a founding member of NMHA. He also is the principal of Martin Ottaway, Red Bank, a century old marine engineering firm that specializes in disaster recovery.“As part of NMHA’s educational mission of uncovering the rich nautical history of the two rivers area,” van Hemmen says, “we had populated our website with lots of photos and text about the growth of boating from the pre-Colonial Native Americans through the 20th century. The book was a natural outgrowth of that effort.”The soft cover book’s first edition, with just under 100 pages, was self-published by NMHA in 2010 and more than 400 copies were sold locally at River Road Books in Fair Haven, Bahrs Landing in Highlands, through marine professional organizations, and online through Amazon and the NMHA’s website.In discussing the book’s second edition, van Hemmen smiled. “Our research uncovered lots of new materials that didn’t just fit at the end of the book but throughout, ” says the author. “The second edition has an additional 25 pages (120 page total) with new information on the growth of boating in the area.”As an example, van Hemmen sites the Colonial (replica) vessel OnRust, from upstate New York, that, with the help of NMHA, spent a week in the area for the 350th anniversary celebration of Monmouth County this past summer. It included stops in Red Bank and Fair Haven where hundreds of visitors toured the vessel. “The Onrust,” van Hemmen says, “is a great example of one of the small trading vessels that would have brought cargo to the two rivers communities during their early growth from the Colonial period right through the late 1700s.”Other boats added to Chronology are the historic iceboat Rocket restored by the Shrewsbury River Ice Boat Club in Red Bank and featured in a national NBC TV news segment earlier this year, and the new Clearwater Garvey recently built by members of NMHA for New Jersey Friends of Clearwater.The book describes watercraft with text, photos and drawings from the first boats – dugout canoe built by Native Americans – to a chapter on one-design sailboats that are popular on the rivers for racing out of the local yacht and boat clubs including the 135-year old Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank.A glossary of terms to help the nautical neophyte completes the volume.Chronology also includes information on several NMHA programs for adults and children. NMHA was formed by a small group of nautical enthusiasts with a deep interest in the history of the Two Rivers including Gayle Horvath, Red Bank; Bob Noguiera, Fair Haven; Tom Gibson, Holmdel; Dr. Charles Ladoulis, Locust, and van Hemmen.The group’s first programs were six-hour canoe building sessions where, for several years, they mentored youngsters who built and launched canoes over a weekend. The program was first run at the Monmouth Boat Club and continued for years at the Fair Haven Fire House.The canoe building grew into a River Rangers (a trailer-boat based summer river exploratory program for kids) that involves hundreds of children to age 16. A recently started Sea Scouts co-ed program for teenagers has nine members working on nautical projects.NMHA holds periodic meetings with nautical speakers at Bahrs Landing in Highlands that are open to the public.Recently NMHA partnered with the township of Middletown for the rehabilitation of the historic Grover House at the entrance of Stevenson Park on West Front Street. Working with the town and with help from private donations, NMHA will rehabilitate the first floor for offices and meeting space and they hope to construct a separate barn that will serve as a shop and workspace for boat building and repair.Long-term, NMHA would like to garner support locally for a federal nautical sanctuary designation (similar to national park status) for the area from the Sandy Hook through the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.To learn more about NMHA and their programs visit, the group’s website, www.navesinkmaritime.org
By Jay Cook |EATONTOWN – A small group of seniors have long been behind the scenes and in front of the cameras, working to combine hands-on education with broadcasting senior-oriented content to public access channels along the Jersey Shore.Equipped with lights, three cameras, a full studio, and a control room, senior citizens from around Monmouth and Ocean counties trek to Monmouth Mall once a week for a full dose of the ins and outs of the television industry, provided by the Social Community Activities Network (SCAN), a non-profit adult social education and resource center, located in the mall’s lower level.“They’re in the senior years of their lives, but they have such passion,” said Robin Kampf, SCAN’s new TV Production professor. “They love getting out of the house to do this.”Kampf, a professional filmmaker and multimedia specialist with a career in the television industry, took over the TV production class in October 2016 after the position opened up.Since joining the SCAN network of continuing education classes for the 50 and older community, her students say she has reinvigorated the course with a vibrant, upbeat attitude and a hands-on approach.“She really gives us a lot of autonomy in terms of developing our projects and putting everything all together,” said Pam Tortorello, a Brick resident and 10-year member of the class.Along with classroom book work, this semester Kampf and her 10 students balance out the course load with plenty of time in the production studio.Since it is a continuing education class, there is a mix of students who either have an interest in television as a hobby, or are building off careers in similar industries.Little Silver resident Joe Hegner spent his career as the travel coordinator for the New York Giants, tasked with finding the most efficient way to get Big Blue from city to city.Always interested in the media world, he found the TV production class seven years ago and stuck with it. “It’s just been sensational,” he said.Jay Newcomb of Deal went to Oklahoma State and studied radio and television. He ultimately went the into the radio industry, working at WADB, an oldies station which served southern Monmouth and northern Ocean counties.Now only in his third semester of the class, he’s just as involved as any other long-tenured student.“I’m really looking forward to editing the shows,” he said.Enrollees in the class learn how to operate cameras, audio boards and teleprompters, as well as how to create on-air graphics and direct a show.Robin Kampf, left, directs an episode of “Welcome to SCAN” on July 28. Since joining inOctober, Kampf has brought a career of experience to SCAN’s TV production class.Students are constantly changing positions. One day they could be working Camera 2, the next they could be on the switcher, flipping camera angles at the director’s instruction.But more importantly, Kampf said, is the shows are geared to seniors. Whether it’s local doctors talking about diabetes or nonprofit watchdogs protecting the senior community from scammers, SCAN-TV provides a service to a demographic she believes was left behind once major television providers began eating up smaller markets.“Who watches television more than seniors?” Kampf questioned.And it provides an outlet for seniors who notoriously have plenty of time on their hands.“It adds a little bit of excitement to your life once you’re retired,” Hegner said. “When you come in here on Friday, you never know who is going to be here discussing whatever subject.”Last Friday that subject was the kickoff to SCAN’s coverage of the upcoming New Jersey governor’s race.The TV production class will tape sit-down interviews with the two major party New Jersey gubernatorial candidates – Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and Democrat Philip Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive.On July 28, Guadagno was in studio for her SCAN-TV interview on the “Community Connections” show, hosted by Thomas Hayes, director of customer and community relations for New Jersey Natural Gas. Murphy’s interview will take place in late September, and both interviews will be broadcast in October.The taping came at an opportune time, as both candidates had just announced their lieutenant governor picks. Guadagno announced last Thursday that Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo was her choice. Murphy declared his choice, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-34), on July 26.During Guadagno’s interview with Hayes, the conversation focused on her stance to help New Jersey senior citizens. Guadagno said she had “skin in the game” considering her husband had just recently retired, and that she wants to focus on making the state more affordable to not only the elderly, but all residents.After the “Community Connections” interview, Guadagno spoke about SCAN’s platform of informing seniors living in the same area she lives – Guadagno is a Monmouth Beach resident.“One way to reach seniors is through community activities like this,” she told The Two River Times. “I wanted to be a part of that.”Kampf hopes the TV production class gains more members in the coming semesters. As her tenure continues, she wants to improve the overall look and quality of the programs, as well as work on improving the in-studio look.But the one thing Kampf said she hopes never changes is her students’ work ethic.“They are from a different generation,” she said. “I just think it’s so wonderful that they have this passion for learning, and then producing content that’s really important to them.”Where to Watch SCAN-TV showsCablevisionMonmouth and Ocean Counties: Channel 77, Tuesdays, 8 to 9:30 p.m.Keyport: Channel 15, Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.Ocean Township: Channel 77, Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.ComcastMonmouth County: Channel 97, Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.Ocean County: Channel 97, Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.Toms River: Channel 19, Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m.Long Branch: Channel 20, every evening, 6 to 7:30 p.m.Verizon FiosChannel 45, Sundays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.Channel 22, Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.SCAN-TV ProgramsAll shows are aired in this sequence for each time block, starting in September 2017.“Welcome to SCAN” is hosted by SCAN executive director Pat Bohse, who provides viewers with topics relevant to the senior population.“Caregivers First” is a care giving-centered resource program that offers information about legal, end-of-life, nutrition, and health insurance topics. It is hosted by Lynette Whiteman, executive director of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey.The final show, “Community Connections,” aims to give a platform for community members and local government figures that can offer some level of expertise. Thomas Hayes, director of customer and community relations for New Jersey Natural Gas is the host.This article was first published in the August 3 – 10, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
“Although I was unaware that this treatment was not permitted under NHL rules that is no excuse whatsoever. I should have done my research and I should have checked with the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program’s doctors. “I accept full responsibility for my actions, and I am sorry. Throughout my entire career I have felt genuinely blessed and honored to play the great game of hockey and I regret the impact that this may have on my team and our fans.” The NHL.com said based on the Ducks’ current schedule, Horcoff would be eligible to return March 11. However that could change based on when Ducks’ Jan. 22 game against the Washington Capitals, which was postponed because of the winter storm that hit the Northeast, is rescheduled. Horcoff, 37, signed with the Ducks on July 3, 2015. He has six goals and four assists in 45 games. In 15 NHL seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars and Ducks, he has 186 goals and 506 points in 994 regular-season games. Although born in Trail, Horcoff grew up and went to school in Castlegar. Horcoff played in the BCHL before gaining a scholarship to Michigan State University. The National Hockey League has suspended former Trail Smokies star and Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff for 20 games without pay Tuesday for violating terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. The NHL.com release said under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the League and the players, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and possible treatment. “While recovering from an injury I suffered this past fall, I tried a treatment that I believed would help speed up the healing process,” Horcoff said in a statement.