Bayonne Little League Minor League games of April 30

first_imgKuhl’s beat Borker, 4-0. There was only one hit in the in a rain shortened game, a double by Aidan Mota; Aidan and Carmelo Isler combined to strike out seven batters for Kuhl’s; Will Carrington and Jayden Estavez also struck out seven for Borker. The second game of the night between Perrucci and Tarantino was postponed due to rain and cold weather.last_img

Mayor Jay Gillian: Good News on Beach Project, Income Growth, Downtown Contest

first_imgDear Friends,Earlier this week we received confirmation that the long-awaited beach replenishment project for the south end of Ocean City is currently out to bid by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.We received more great news this week that Ocean City is ranked second in the country in projected median income growth for the years 2013 through 2017, according to a recent report written for the U.S. Conferences of Mayors.  This report comes following other recent positive financial news for Ocean City including our Standard & Poor’s rating, clean audit and bond sale interest rates.This information is great for our community, our local businesses, our residents and our investors.  In the report, Ocean City is ranked well above the median and other South Jersey areas.  We feel the positive findings in this report will reinforce our efforts to attract families to Ocean City and attract small business to relocate and invest in Ocean City.I would also like to share with you, that thanks to the help of the Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean City Downtown is a finalist in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association People’s Choice competition for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.  Beginning today, the public will have the opportunity to vote for the Ocean City Downtown.  Voting will close on September 26, 2014, and the three area winners will be announced early in October. I believe our downtown is the best in New Jersey, and I ask everyone to visit the voting website and vote to support our downtown.  The voting website is: http://njplanning.org/news/peoples-choice-awards/Thank you for your help and continued support or our great city. I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor Ocean City Mayor Jay GillianThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, August 22.last_img read more

South Bend mayor shares vision for city

first_imgBefore South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg leaves for his deployment to Afghanistan in Feb. 2014, he took the time to meet with the Notre Dame’s College Democrats to share his vision for South Bend. Buttigieg spoke specifically about its progress as a community, and the importance of the connection between Notre Dame and the greater South Bend area. “Notre Dame’s always been pretty special and pretty important,” Buttigieg said. “Some people are raised by wolves, I was raised by Notre Dame faculty.  I grew up here and when I was a kid I ran around Lafun.” Buttigieg spoke about his upbringing and his journey to the position as Mayor.  Before becoming the youngest mayor of a city of over 100,000 people, Buttigieg studied at Harvard and then Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He said he “wasn’t sure [he] was going to come back” to the South Bend community.  However, he said, “Gradually, I realized I could make myself useful here at home.” Buttigieg recounted the moment when he won the open seat election for Mayor. “On New Year’s Day [in 2012], I took office.,” Buttigieg said. “It’s like the dog chasing the car, finally catches it.” Buttigieg, joking with the group, said he wondered what he was supposed to do when he got to the office. “I mean, I knew what I wanted to do for South Bend, but what do I literally do right now?” he said. “Do I check my email or make a phone call first?” Buttigieg said because South Bend was built by the auto industry, the rotting structures left behind after the industry’s heyday set a tone for the city he grew up in.  He said he advocates for the development of downtown and “wants South Bend to believe in its home.”  With the 150th anniversary of the City in 2015, Buttigieg said the time is right for change. “It’s a great moment for that psychological feel,” Buttigieg said. “So we have great timing for [change], but it’s fragile.” Buttigieg laid out his three-point plan for city development during the meeting.  The first, he said, is making “the basics of life easy for people who live here.” Next, he said, is what he likes to call “the good government goal.”  Buttgieg said he wants to improve different things like efficiency and transparency. He said his third goal centers around economic development. “If we’re not an auto making town anymore, then what are we?,” Buttigieg said. “Obviously, a huge part of the answer is here at Notre Dame.” Buttigieg said his vision for South Bend involves a deep commitment to the connection between Notre Dame and the South Bend community. “When I say engage with South Bend, I don’t mean only volunteer,” he said. “I want you to benefit from [the relationship between South Bend and Notre Dame],” he said. “Come eat downtown.  It can even be something as simple as going to a ballgame downtown.” Buttigieg said he sees the future of South Bend as one that utilizes the talent that is present on campus in a way that works for the students.  He said he “would love for this city to be more of a resource for you and what you want to do.” “You should be able to find something compelling from the business world to a service organization,” he said. Co-President of College Democrats, Junior Sean Long said his engagement with South Bend began because he volunteered on Buttigieg’s campaign. “Mayor Buttigieg really exemplifies the reason we should get involved in South Bend.” Long said.  “Whether or not it’s interning in [Mayor Buttigieg’s] office or starting your own business, in South Bend, Pete shows that South Bend is not just a place where we go to school,” Long said.  “It’s a place we can live after we graduate.” Buttigieg ended his discussion with the College Democrats by saying, “Hunt down ways that South Bend can help you.  That is how we make [the relationship between Notre Dame and the South Bend community] work.”last_img read more

Is your credit union’s engagement strategy suitable for millennials?

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Millennials, who were born between 1980 and 2000, are now in the midst of significant life changes, such as graduating, buying a first home, getting married and having children. They have also come of age during a time of swift technological change and economic disruption. They prefer doing things electronically, are innovators and are always looking for the next best product or solution in the marketplace.For these reasons, what better time than now for financial institutions (FIs) to engage this influential group of consumers?Although marketing to Millennials seems like a no brainer, FIs need to be strategic in their efforts. Tactics that work for older generations will most likely not yield the same results with Millenials. For example, because most Millenials carry high levels of student debt, certain financial products and services, such as mortgage loans, often come across as irrelevant. However, products like Apple Pay and EMV chip cards tend to appeal more to this audience – because innovative and mobile technologies are important to them.What are some easy ways community-based FIs can increase engagement with this generation? Based on results from its study of Millennials’ attitudes and perceptions about banking, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recommends these strategies: continue reading »last_img read more

Biggest ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Feuds

first_imgCarrie Ann Inaba vs. Bachelor Nation! Amber Rose vs. Julianne Hough! And Maksim Chmerkovskiy vs. … everybody! The Dancing With the Stars ballroom is no stranger to a feud.The cast and judges of the ABC competition have gotten heated over the years. Chmerkovskiy, for his part, has found himself at odds with several of his celebrity partners, including Kirstie Alley (season 12), Hope Solo (season 13) and Vanessa Lachey (season 25). The professional dancer also got into it with the judges panel in 2011 after Len Goodman called his and Solo’s rumba their “worst dance of the season.”- Advertisement – After Chmerkovskiy argued with Goodman’s critique, the Brit pointed out that he’s “been in this business for 50 years.”The dancer quipped back, “Then maybe it’s time to go!”Chmerkovskiy added backstage, “With all due respect, this is my show. I helped make it what it is.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the time, Chmerkovskiy insisted that he respects Goodman’s opinion, but didn’t apologize for his “my show” remark.“I’ve danced for 27 years, and I’ve won more titles than Len ever even participated in,” he said. “I feel like it’s my show, and together, with other pros, I dedicated six years of my life to this show … I’ve helped make it what it is, but I’ve never taken it away from anybody else who participated. I didn’t mean it in a selfish way. I love it. It’s what I love doing. Our fans are phenomenal.”- Advertisement – Goodman, for his part, spoke to Access Hollywood at the time.“How often, in the heat of the moment, we say things where we think why did I say that? I think Maks is going through one of those periods right now,” he said. “What they have to understand is: They’re on trial. We’re the judges. You can’t be the judge at your own trial.”Chmerkovskiy, who joined DWTS during season 2 in 2006, took a two-season break after season 15. When he returned for season 18 with partner Meryl Davis, he made headlines for calling Goodman the “important” one.“I’ll never be [the judges’] favorite. And that’s OK. The viewers decide who gets to go and who doesn’t,” he told Today at the time. “I hope [the judges] know I’m joking. I hope the viewers know, too. Nothing that exits my mouth — unless I’m in rehearsal — is serious. This banter [with the judges] will never go away.”Chmerkovskiy took another break from the show after winning with Davis, but returned in 2016 for three more seasons. He declared he was done with the series again in 2018, but not before making headlines for his drama with Lachey.Scroll through to revisit the biggest feuds over the years:last_img read more

Strathclyde adds £300m multi-asset credit for ‘enhanced yield’ shift

first_imgSource: Strathclyde Pension Fund / Glasgow City CouncilStrathclyde Pension Fund asset allocationThe fund currently allocates around 20% to short and long-term strategies, however after meetings this summer it has decided to emphasise multi-asset credit and private debt.It will also consider amending its equity portfolio to become equally weighted across global markets by underweighting its exposure to the US market and capping its UK exposure to 5% via a Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) mandate.The LGPS is currently devising a plan on regional allocations to be submitted to the board in November, and will increase its exposure to fundamental indexation strategies. Strathclyde also invests in absolute return strategies, mainly through a PIMCO-administered mandate which returned 3.3% in the year to April 2015.However, the fund is now considering moving from PIMCO’s second Absolute Return Strategy to its third option with a higher return target, in order to better account for the scheme’s short-term enhanced-yield strategy. The £15.4bn (€21.8bn) Strathclyde Pension Fund is looking at add multi-asset credit into its portfolio as the scheme further looks for “enhanced yield” opportunities.The local government pension scheme (LGPS), the largest in the UK, has begun searching for a multi-asset credit manager.Strathclyde said it has provisionally earmarked £300m for the strategy but could allocate more over time.In April, it announced a radical reduction in its equity portfolio in order to fund a move to “enhanced yield” strategies, considering a range of alternative options to manage downside risk. The pension fund, which provides retirement income to public sector workers in the west of Scotland including Glasgow, said managers should be able to provide returns of LIBOR +4% and primarily invest in high-yield and syndicated loans.However, it said managers would be given freedom to invest across other credit markets under certain guidelines.“The main purpose of this mandate is to provide exposure to higher yielding credit market beta. We do not envisage that hedge fund strategies or extensive use of leverage to be appropriate,” the pension fund said.Interested managers have until 22 October to contact Hymans Robertson for further information on the mandate, with the fund expecting to shortlist 6-8 managers before making a final decision. The scheme’s move to enhanced yield means shaving between 10 and 20 percentage points off its equity allocations in order to fund moves to both short and long-term enhanced yield strategies by 2018 – which would account for 40% of assets (Options 1 and 2).#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Al-Shabaab claims to have killed Kenyan police officers

first_imgSomalia’s militant group Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the killing of at least 20 Kenyan police officers in Garrisa county North Eastern Kenya.The ambush happened on Monday night. 8 police officers are said to have been seriously injured.Speaking to  Reuters the group’s military spokesman said, they killed 25 Kenyan police officers in a village North of Garissa town where the militants killed 148 students in April.Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab Reuters  that 20 officers were killed when al-Shabab fighters ambushed them on Monday night in Yumbis village, 70km north of Garissa, while more officers were killed when a police vehicle hit a landmine planted by the fighters.“We took all their weapons. There were some Kenyan forces that escaped in the course of the ambush fighting,” he said, adding that five police vehcles had been burnt.Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow said Garissa police had confirmed that 20 officers had been killed in the attacks. Al Shabaablast_img read more

Ball State Professor Discusses Iraq Crisis

first_imgMUNCIE, In — Ball State telecommunications professor Phil Bremen, a former Army officer who covered Saddam Hussein’s Iraq for NBC News, says Friday’s bombing by American forces of Iraqi militants is a sign that involvement in that country is far from over.“‘All’s well that ends well,’ Shakespeare told us, but the U.S. involvement in Iraq did not end well – and we’re paying the price for it now,” he says. “Of course, our Iraq adventure began badly, too. It was based on the trumped-up rationale of rooting out weapons of mass destruction that did not exist. Then, from all accounts, there was too little attention to massaging a political peace to follow the initial U.S. military triumph.”President Obama authorized “targeted airstrikes” to protect U.S. personnel from fighters with the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.  American military forces also could use airstrikes to prevent genocide of minority groups by ISIS militants.Bremen believes the American people in 2008 were “fed up with the whole thing” and elected President Obama, at least in part, on his promise to end the occupation of Iraq.“Obama followed the advice of the late Sen. George Aiken, whose solution to the Vietnam fiasco was to ‘declare victory and get out.’ But the centuries-old enmities in the Middle East just kept on smoldering.”Bremen points out that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki – whom the Bush administration had handpicked – rejected the concept of building a secular, multiethnic democracy.“He persecuted Iraq’s Sunni minority and replaced Sunni generals with loyal – though not necessarily competent — fellow Shiites. Now they have folded under the onslaught of Sunni extremists who are fueled not only by their sectarian zeal but also by their battlefield successes in neighboring Syria.”last_img read more

Deery Brothers Automotive Group in 28th season as IMCA Late Model tour sponsor

first_imgIMCA Late Models have enjoyed tour title sponsorship of the Deery Brothers Automotive Group for the last 28 of their 33 seasons. The 498th event in tour history is scheduled Aug. 24 at West Liberty, with dates at Boone, West Burlington and Davenport completing the 2019 campaign. The largest retailer of new and pre-driven cars, trucks and vans in Iowa with 14 locations and more than 5,000 vehicles in stock, Deery Brothers again furnishes a portion of the $18,650 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in tour standings. WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – The longest running Late Model tour in the Midwest nears another milestone, with the approach of the 500th event in Deery Brothers Summer Series history. Deery Brothers outlet and service centers are located in Ames, Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Maquoketa, Pleasant Hill, Waterloo, Waukee and West Burlington. Collision centers are located in Burlington, Cedar Falls, Maquoketa and Pleasant Hill.center_img The series champion earns a $5,000 share of that point fund. Six different drivers own wins through seven events so far this season and Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown has maintained his perfect attendance streak from day one of the tour. “When you have been with a sponsor as long as we’ve been with the Deery Brothers Automotive Group, you celebrate a lot of milestones,” noted IMCA marketing and tour director Kevin Yoder. “Approaching our 500th series event is certainly some rare air and we couldn’t be more proud to fly the Deery flag over the track when it happens.”last_img read more

Lallana strike sinks Baggies

first_imgWest Brom head coach Pepe Mel watched his new side’s four-match unbeaten streak in the Barclays Premier League ended as Adam Lallana settled a match of little quality at Southampton. Press Association Any crosses were being well dealt with by the West Brom defence, most notably a whipped Luke Shaw ball that McAuley intercepted as Jay Rodriguez waited to put home. Steven Reid had West Brom’s first opportunity of the afternoon after 27 minutes, with his powerful long-range free-kick flying over. The Baggies soon had another set-piece after Dejan Lovren was booked for taking down Long, with the Ireland international receiving treatment as the resulting free-kick was punched away by Boruc. It was a rare period of respite for the visitors as Saints penned them back for the remainder of the first half. After Foster comfortably dealt with a long-range Lambert strike, the 31-year-old’s cross was flicked behind by McAuley as Rodriguez lurked at the backpost before both saw wayward long-range efforts fly over. The half-time break was a welcome relief to the 28,610 souls inside St Mary’s, although Saints came close to breaking the deadlock six minutes after the restart. The returning Youssouf Mulumbu was caught out by Rodriguez, who burst through the middle at pace and slotted just wide. Reid blocked a Davis effort moments later as Saints pushed for an opener, with McAuley blocking a Lambert strike as the hosts continued to press. Ramirez was brought on in a bid to add a creative spark, with his first impact to earn a free-kick from which he tested Foster. The Uruguay international had a more telling impact in the 66th minute, meeting a pass from Nathaniel Clyne with a delightful first-time flick for Lallana to slot past Foster. The Saints captain celebrated by showing a T-shirt wishing happy birthday to his mum, who will have no doubt winced when Jonas Olsson earned a booking for clattering her son. The West Brom defender joined team-mate Long in Howard Webb’s notebook, with the Irish striker joined in attack by Saido Berahino for the closing stages. Zoltan Gera and Matej Vydra followed the England Under-21 international on to the field as Downing looked to maintain his unbeaten league run. West Brom would have done just that was it not for Boruc, whose point-blank reaction save stopped Long directing home Liam Ridgewell’s low cross at the death. After 26 days of to-ing and fro-ing, the man that led Real Betis to seventh in last season’s Primera Division was named Steve Clarke’s successor on Thursday. Mel watched from the stands at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon as assistant head coach Keith Downing took charge of the team for the last time – a match that saw his unbeaten league run as caretaker boss ended by a 1-0 defeat at Southampton. Mauricio Pochettino’s side deserved what was only their second league win in 10 attempts, despite failing to turn their first-half dominance into clear-cut chances. West Brom’s defence, led by the impressive Gareth McAuley, frustrated the hosts and it took Gaston Ramirez’s second-half introduction to change the match. The Uruguay international was sent off as the Baggies won 3-0 at St Mary’s in April, but had a more positive impact this time as his superb flick resulted in Lallana prodding past Ben Foster. West Brom attacked in numbers as they looked to snatch a draw, with only an exquisite reaction save from Artur Boruc preventing Shane Long netting a last-gasp equaliser. The point-blank stop showed just why the Poland goalkeeper was brought straight back into Pochettino’s side after missing six weeks with a fractured hand. Saints began the brighter at St Mary’s, with Lallana forcing Foster into the first save of the afternoon, albeit an easy one, after eight minutes. The Southampton captain was soon involved again as his chipped cross deflected kindly into the path of fellow England international Rickie Lambert, who, despite being off-balance, came close with left-footed strike across the face of goal. Steven Davis and Jack Cork had poor efforts from distance as Saints continued in the ascendancy, although without turning their dominance into clear-cut chances. last_img read more