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first_imgFirst-year head coach leads young team into Shore National play By doug mckenzie Staff Writer VERONICA YANKOWSKI Mater Dei quarterback Garret Carmody looks for an open receiver down field during a scrimmage on Friday in Middletown. There’s a positive side to taking over a team coming off an 0-9 season: There’s nowhere to go but up. “And we’re looking forward to going up,” said first-year Mater Dei High School football coach Gary Carmody. “Anything we do well this year will mean improvement.” Carmody takes over a team (replacing departed head coach Mike Katz) that was extremely young last year, featuring mostly sophomores and juniors in the starting line-up. “They were very young last year, and as sophomores, they took it pretty heavy,” Carmody said. “They were really thrown into the fire, so to speak, but it should make them better players this year and into next year.” VERONICA YANKOWSKI Mater Dei first-year coach Gary Carmody gives some instructions to his son, Garret, during Friday’s scrimmage in Middletown. Carmody is familiar with this year’s squad, having coached as an assistant at Mater Dei in Middletown the past three years, working specifically with the quarterbacks, linebackers and defensive backs. He’s particularly familiar with the team’s starting quarterback this season — his son, Garret Carmody. The senior started three games last year, but was primarily a back-up to Mike Marshall. However, the three games he did start should help him develop into the type of player his father knows he can be. “He’s gotten stronger and become a better passer since last year,” the coach said. “He’s got good football sense, and is quick on his feet.” Coach Carmody is asking a lot of his son this year, since many of the team’s offensive players are still young. “He needs to be our leader out there,” Carmody said. The entire starting backfield returns for the Seraphs this year, starting with junior fullback Jeff Begreen. Junior Pat Keelan will be the featured back once again, with senior Mark Walling as the slot formation back. In addition, sophomore Jeff Wedick will see some time in the I-formation set, while junior tailback James Herlihy will spell Keelan from time to time. The offensive line also has some familiar names, with each of the starters gaining some experience last season. “All of our offensive linemen played some last year, so most of them are experienced,” the coach said. “We’re not a big team, so basically everybody played some last year.” Junior Brian Erickson will split time at the center position with senior Brian Masterson. Both players logged time at the position on the line last year. At right guard is junior Chris Estella, while junior Michael Stark will line up at right tackle. Senior Ron Werner is the starting tight end, while junior Joe DeModna (left guard) and junior Dan Whitley (left tackle) will anchor the left side of the line. Seniors Brian Sanfilippo and Joe Federico will share time at the split-end position, with Sanfilippo likely getting the starting nod. The defensive side includes many of the same players, which can hurt a team late in the game. Carmody is confident, however, that his team is in good shape, and should be able to remain strong into the fourth quarter. On the defensive line, Werner gets the nod at right end; DeModna will start at right tackle; Whitley is at left tackle; and Carmody will start at left end. “All those guys played defensive line last year, except Werner, who was a linebacker,” Coach Carmody said. Begreen, Sanfilippo and Masterson have locked up three of the four starting linebacker spots, with Herlihy, Federico and junior Dan Giummo still battling for the fourth backer position. In the secondary, Keelan will start at one cornerback position, with either Walling or Wedick on the other side. Senior Mike Large returns as the starting free safety. With the regular season kicking off next week, the Seraphs are looking forward to proving they are a better team than they showed last year. However, it won’t be easy playing in the Shore Conference’s highly competitive National Division. “The schedule looks really tough,” Carmody admitted. “All the teams we play will be strong. Who’s the toughest? It’s tough to say. You know Keyport will be very good; Colts Neck has some solid players back; Freehold Borough is very good; and Rumson is an up-and-coming program. Throw Asbury Park into the mix, and we’re looking at some tough games this year.” In terms of team goals, Carmody is trying to be realistic without selling his team short. “We have to have 100 percent improvement,” he said. “And no matter what we improve on, it will be a step forward. The kids are working hard and are ready to compete. I definitely feel we can be a better team this year.” The Seraphs will open up their regular season on Sept. 14 with a home game against Freehold Borough. From there, they will host Colts Neck on Sept. 28, before playing their first road game Oct. 5 against Rumson. 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first_imgGuarani defender Ferreira won the ball with what looked to be a fair challenge on a Boa Esporte player.The Boa player’s acting obviously worked on the ref who showed Ferraira a red card.All hell then broke loose as Ferreira knocked down the ref before turning on those attempting to restrain him.Cops came onto the field to protect the ref and it took several players and staff to finally remove the fired up defender.Our man might be looking at a long spell on the sidelines after that effort.last_img read more

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments LATEST STORIES Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown “That’s their way of concentrating, that’s their way of celebrating but if they can show the same energy as I do, why not?” said Rondina.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties NBA: LeBron unfazed by increased workload in Love’s absence “Yes [I want them to match my energy], but I’m used to the fact that they really don’t display that much energy as I do,” said Rondina Wednesday after UST’s 25-9, 25-22, 25-23 win at Filoil Flying V Arena.READ: Tigresses get first win, vent ire on winless Lady WarriorsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRondina had 12 points to help the Golden Tigresses get past University of the East to get their first win of the season and as always she was the personification of an explosion.She admits that she can’t change how her teammates show their passion for the game but she won’t mind if they do it like she does. Sisi Rondina and the UST Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCherry Rondina is known for two things: her scoring and her explosions of energy.Each point for the playful Cebuana is celebrated as if it was a championship point, and the University of Santo Tomas skipper sometimes wants her teammates to have the same intensity as her.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoaching a team such as San Miguel entails a lot of pressure.It’s either championship or bust, and in the past five years three coaches have faced the axe for failing to deliver any hardware.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Leo Austria was tasked to bring San Miguel back to the top and it didn’t take long before he delivered the team’s first title to end its championship drought.From Austria’s first year in 2014, the Beermen have won four titles including three straight Philippine Cups and that feat earned San Miguel the Perpetual Trophy.And Austria, a cool and collected figure on and off the court, has managed to shake off the pressure that comes with his position as San Miguel’s head coach.“I shrugged that pressure off,” said Austria Thursday at SportsIQ, INQUIRER’s omni-platform sports talk show. “I just want to be calm and I don’t want to feel the pressure.”Austria is just the second coach in PBA history to win three straight crows in the PBA Philippine Cup, after Chot Reyes, who won from 2011 to 2013 with Talk N’ Text.ADVERTISEMENT Olsen Racela, Gee Abanilla, and Biboy Ravanes all failed to lead San Miguel to a single championship, back when the franchise carried the name Petron Blaze Boosters, to a single championship.That dry spell was eventually labeled as the Petronovela and it lasted from 2012 until 2014 as the storied franchise experienced a tumultuous period where the core of Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot, and Jay Washington failed to win any title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnPetronovela reached its climax in 2013 when import Renaldo Balkman choked Santos in a heated exchange between the teammates. As the Beermen slowly started to lose its luster, one man was tasked to turn things around and return the franchise to its glory days. ABL: Lions send Alab Pilipinas to 3rd straight loss Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town He acknowledged the fact that his job will always have the pressure of delivering a championship, but after four title runs Austria has started to get used to it.“Ever since I’ve been in the team, the pressure’s always there and I’m used to it,” said Austria. “The first conference was really a test for me and I know that if I make it I’ll continue as a coach.”“But I think this has been my destiny because we kept on winning, especially the All-Filipino.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon View commentslast_img read more

first_imgSaturday, Oct 20, 2012  06.00 PM7th Annual Of The Vine FundraiserLido TheatreCommunity ,Celebration Saturday, Oct 20, 2012  09.00 AM – 03.00 PMFarmer’s MarketNorth Peace ArenaArt & Culture ,Market ,Community ,Food Sunday, Oct 14, 2012 – Sunday, Nov 18, 2012  12.00 PM – 05.00 PMFree Public Skating – Sponsored by DevonPomeroy Sport CentreSports & Fitness , Youth, Community ,Children & Family Friday, Oct 12, 2012 – Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 Design Exhibit By Garry Oker.MAPeace Gallery NorthArt & Culture ,Community Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 – Sunday, Nov 25, 2012  12.00 PM – 05.00 PMFree Public Skating – Sponsored by DevonPomeroy Sport CentreSports & Fitness , Youth, Community ,Children & Family Sunday, Oct 21, 2012  04.00 PM – 09.00 PMJam NightJD Fitzgerald’s PubMusic ,Community ,Food , Dinner & Dance Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 – Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 FSJ Loves Families Week–Children & Family , Youth, Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings ,Community ,Celebration ,Music , Theatre & Performances ,Sports & Fitness , Art & Culture Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 – Thursday, Nov 8, 2012  06.00 PM – 08.00 PMGlove Making & Beading WorkshopFort St. John Friendship CentreConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings ,Community ,Art & Culture Monday, Oct 1, 2012 – Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 Haunted Pumpkin HouseJohn Curtis Market GardenFood , Children & Family ,Youth ,Community ,Celebration ,Market Saturday, Oct 20, 2012  02.30 PM – 04.30 PMExtreme Family LEGO Challenge!Fort St. John Public LibraryChildren & Family , Youth, Community ,Art & Culture Saturday, Oct 20, 2012  10.00 AM – 11.00 AMDaddy & Me Read & Sing – Rock Star EditionFort St. John Public LibraryChildren & Family ,Community ,Music , Art & Culture , Food – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgWith Arsenal, one of City’s rivals for a top-four finish, losing 3-0 at Crystal Palace on Monday, and Manchester United looking increasingly to the Europa League for comfort, the picture is looking brighter for Guardiola as a testing first season in England draws to a close.Not that the Spaniard is in a mood for complacency. For one thing, there is just a possibility, however slim, that fourth place will only bring a spot in next season’s Europa League.That is because UEFA rules do not allow six teams from one national association to compete in the Champions League at the same time.If Leicester win that competition, in addition to United securing the Europa League, and both sides finish outside the top four, then it is the fourth-placed team who must make way.Of far more immediate concern to Guardiola than an English double in Europe, however, is the continuing vulnerability of City’s defence. They faced only one shot on target against Hull last weekend, and conceded a sloppy goal from it.Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, recalled for his first Premier League appearance since January 21, was widely blamed for that goal, but Guardiola was quick to make clear afterwards he felt his team were responsible.Whether it is Bravo or Willy Caballero who is selected in goal to face Southampton, they are set to see experienced club captain Vincent Kompany back at the heart of City’s defence.– ‘Exceptional Southampton’ –The Belgium centre-back, who has suffered a series of injury setbacks over the past three years, was rested against Hull to allow a minor leg problem to clear up, having made only his fourth league appearance of the season three days earlier, in a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.Kompany is available to face Southampton, whom he also played against in October, when the two sides drew 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium.“I think Southampton are having an exceptional season,” Guardiola said. “They have, of course, a good manager (Claude Puel) and exceptional players in all positions.“They have very good midfielders, all the strikers are so fast, they play the wingers inside. The full backs are guys who go up and down, they are a really, really good team. I was really impressed when they came here in October. It’s a really good test for us.”Southampton have little to play for as they are comfortably above the relegation zone, but too far behind to the top seven to have a realistic chance of qualifying for Europe once again.Maya Yoshida doesn’t feel that way, however, as the Japan defender believes he has finally established himself as a Premier League performer following the sale of Jose Fonte to West Ham and injury to Virgil van Dijk.“I have been waiting for this chance for a long time,” Yoshida said. “Now I have to show everyone who I am.“I’m showing it now, but if it’s not enough I will understand and I must keep showing a good performance until the end of the season and even more, for the next two or three years.”Saints striker Manolo Gabbiadini is back following a groin problem, while midfielder Steven Davis has recovered from an ankle injury and can reclaim the captain’s armband from Yoshida.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City enjoyed their first win in five Premier League matches last weekend, a straightforward 3-1 home victory over struggling Hull making City a little more secure in fourth place © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 14 – Manchester City’s Champions League qualification chances look a little more solid after a productive week, but there will still be little margin for error when they travel to Southampton on Saturday.Pep Guardiola’s side enjoyed their first win in five Premier League matches last weekend, a straightforward 3-1 home victory over struggling Hull making City a little more secure in fourth place.last_img read more

first_imgBy Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER The Golden State Pops Orchestra, which frequently performs at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, will mingle with supporters Sunday at a start-of-the-season fundraiser. The first event of its kind for the nonprofit orchestra, president Linda Grimes is hoping the “friend-raiser,” as they are calling it, will become a fun new way to kick off each season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“It’s a chance for us to visit with our audience,” Grimes said. The event, to be held at Boardwalk Cafe in Ports O’ Call Village, will feature a wine-tasting, silent auction and music by the Alistair Tober Jazz Quartet, as well as Lainie Nelson with Andy Howe. The wine will be provided by PRP Wines, and local restaurants will be offering samples of their food. Grimes and conductor Steven Allen Fox will be on hand to greet guests. “There will be good music, good wine and hopefully some good friends,” Grimes said. She and the other planners decided to call the event a “friend-raiser” because they thought it was more fitting. “We recognize that we exist for our audience, and the more friends of the orchestra we have, the bigger the audience is and more people come to enjoy the music,” Grimes said. If the event is successful, the orchestra may continue it as the new season kickoff. “I think there’s a lot of music lovers,” Grimes said, “and it’s a relaxing afternoon.” The first GSPO concert of the season will be “Halloween Fright Night 5,” on Oct. 27 at the Warner Grand Theatre. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img11 December 2012 The Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company of South Africa was recently named the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) top regional training partner worldwide for the second year running. ATNS said its vision is to use its training programmes to be a contributing partner to ensuring aviation safety in Africa. “Training continues to be one of the most important aspects of this company’s work,” it said. ATNS currently has 15 regional training facilities worldwide. As part of its training initiatives, the organisation unveiled a new 3D simulator developed in association with Airways New Zealand in October 2011. “With this new device ATNS is able to recreate any airport terrain in the world and simulate virtually any flight conditions or operational difficulties to prepare candidates for the real thing,” ATNS said. “South Africa is a regional leader in aviation safety and ATNS’s role in developing the human capital of the aviation industry in Africa by upgrading the skills of aviation professionals will strengthen African aviation as a whole.” SAinfo reportercenter_img The award recognises the results of and contribution by the training academy to developing human capital of the air transport industry. “To qualify for the award, a training organisation needs to have conducted more than 30 IATA accredited courses and trained more than 500 students in a year,” Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) said in a statement following the hand over of the award in Montreal, Canada at the end of November. As part of its strategic initiatives, ATNS aims to bring South Africa’s aerospace industry in line with global supply chain requirements by creating skilled and sustainable jobs. “It is indeed a great honour for us as ATNS because our quest and effort to ensuring that Africa prescribes to the best practices in the provision of aviation training is being recognised – especially the critical aspect of safety in training – as well as making sure there is continuous training to all airspace users,” said acting chief executive officer of ATNS, Thabani Mthiyane. Since April 2000, the ATNS training academy has trained over 9 000 local and international delegates. “We appreciate and thank ATNS for their commitment to this result-oriented partnership,” said IATA’s senior vice president, Mark Hubble. “Continue in the same way – to train young human capital in South Africa and [on] the rest of the continent.”last_img read more

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts guest author 1 Peer-to-Peer GeofencesWith peer-to-peer geofencing, both the geofence location and the time window are regularly shifting – and the goal is to detect “collision” (nearness) of two very dynamic points as, for example, when we want to detect that two friends are near each other. This is a more advanced feature of a geofencing services aPI because it involves a real time comparison of many streams of location data both for location and time collision (it’s much less interesting to detect that your friend was here a few days ago).What’s Taking So Long?The easy part is coming up with these use cases. But Android, Blackberry and WinMo have had background process capability for some time – why haven’t we seen an explosion of these kinds of apps on those platforms? It turns out that managing background process – especially using location and geospatial calculations – can be very complex. Naïve implementations can be a massive drain on battery life of a phone (leaving the GPS chip on would drain the battery in a few hours). Geospatial calculations can be complex, as is rapid computation of massive amounts of location data.Producing a scalable, commercial-grade solution is a difficult problem. iPhone attempted to solve some of these issues (like battery drain), the solution is far from ideal. For instance, in our early testing, the iPhone background location API was not reliable out-of-the-box for geofencing. We have a long way to go. But the opportunity is huge and obvious, so I expect we will see much innovation in this area in the coming months as the industry moves into Location 2.0.Photo by Yaroslav B. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Location#mobile#Real-Time Web#web Until recently, iPhone location app designs were limited by the constraints of single-tasked OS capabilities: launch Foursquare and check-in, use Yelp find a nearby place of interest, open another app to update your status and tag it with location.All of these scenarios require users to have a participatory role in publishing and sharing. This works well for some apps that require active engagement such as broadcasting your Twitter status and where you’ll be later. But an entirely new class of compelling scenarios really shine when you use a technology called geofencing to leverage background location and push location updates up to public and private clouds.Guest author Tasso Roumeliotis is founder and CEO of Location Labs, the leader in Location-as-a-Service for mobile application developers. You can follow his location stream on Twitter: @TassorThe interesting nuance here is that the geofence location is relatively static (a traffic accident doesn’t move much), but the geofence time window is extremely dynamic (accident locations appear and disappear). This gets very interesting when you incorporate rapidly moving real-time data, like Twitter feeds.Place GeofencesPlace-based geofences use a stream of continuously pushed location to identify when a user enters or exits a place or static zone. A place may be the local bar or even the state of California. Place and zone data sources are infinite – from restaurants and other POIs to boundaries such as a county, city, zip code, neighborhood, your home, school, or workplace.If you need more ideas for zone data types, check out UrbanMapping’s geodata catalog, which lists dozens of geodata source types. With places loaded into a geofencing service, you can build Smartphone apps to trigger when a user enters or leaves the static area that you care about. Your app could send an email, text or multimedia alert to the user (“Billy has arrived safely at school!”) or trigger an action such as updating a database. Imagine a geofence that automatically checks you in to one of your favorite venues, without having to even interact with the Foursquare mobile client. Or when you leave, it checks you out so your friends aren’t wondering where you are.Dynamic GeofencesAnyone reading this post has heard of, or probably even used, a mobile app that delivers real-time and right-time information to your smartphone app: weather alerts, Amber Alerts, traffic alerts, emergency notifications. With dynamic-feed proximity-based geofencing and geofencing APIs, it’s possible to deliver these dynamic data sources just-in-time as mobile users move within geographic proximity of continuously shifting, moving-target data streams.The interesting nuance here is that the geofence location is relatively static (a traffic accident doesn’t move much), but the geofence time window is extremely dynamic (accident locations appear and disappear). This gets very interesting when you incorporate rapidly moving real-time data, like Twitter feeds. You could imagine real-time location-aware celebrity sighting notifications where I would receive an alert that Lionel Messi (the best soccer player in the world, who lead my beloved Argentina in the World Cup) was spotted and then geo-tagged and tweeted about around the corner from me. Also, think about all the “expiring assets” – movie tickets just before showtime, pizza slices post-lunch rush – these could be fed to nearby subscribers, offering discounts. Or maybe an exclusive Gilt sale that lasts a couple of hours.last_img read more