Spurs’ Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min will report to a marines boot camp later this month to fulfil military service duties, a report said Thursday.All able-bodied South Korean men are obliged to serve in the military for nearly two years, making up the bulk of Seoul’s 600,000-strong forces — who face off against North Korea’s army of 1.3 million.But Son was spared a career-threatening stint as a conscript when South Korea took gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, earning the team an exemption.The Spurs star broke down in tears of joy after the 2-1 extra-time win over Japan, which meant he could fulfil his obligations with just three weeks’ basic training and around 500 hours of community service.The 27-year-old’s Premier League season ended even before the coronavirus outbreak spread to Europe when he broke his arm against Aston Villa on February 16, and Spurs said he returned to South Korea for “personal reasons”. Son will report to a marines boot camp on the island of Jeju on April 20 for his basic training, an industry source told the South’s Yonhap news agency.He posted images online Wednesday of himself exercising on what appeared to be a large balcony, skipping and stretching.The Premier League is postponed until at least April 30 because of the pandemic and is likely to be delayed even longer when the English game’s stakeholders meet on Friday.center_img FILE PHOTO: Son Heung-minlast_img read more

Pattaya Sport Club Golf Schedule – Friday August 2, 2019 –…

first_imgPhoenix PattaviaPattayaC.C. Valley View HackersGreen Valley Siam Old CouresSiam Old Coures TBA Laem Chabang The Golf ClubParichat Lewiinski’sSiam Old Coures Greenwood Eastern Star Harry’s Golf Green Valley Apple’s IrishTBA Cafe Kronborg Pattana Treasure Hill Billabong GolfBurapha TBA Outback Golf Bar TBA Tropical GolfKhaoKheow Colin’s GolfBangpakongGreen Valley Bangpra The LinksPattana Retox Game OnPattaviacenter_img DATE: Fri2Set 3Sun4Mon5Tue6Wed7Thu8Fri9 I Rovers Le KataiPleasant Valley Green ValleyPattaviaGreenwoodParichat Green ValleyGreen Valley Pleasant ValleyKhaoKheow Growling Swan The Players Lounge PSCThe next PSC monthly golf tournamentwill be a 4-person Texas-Scramble at Parichat G.C. on August 15 Siam Country Green ValleyBurapha TBATBA GreenwoodGreenValleyKhaoKheowEasternStarPleasant Valley Eastem StarCrystal Bay Sugar ShackCrystal Bay Bunker BoysTreasure Hill GreenwoodPattayaC.C. Pattana Treasure HillKhaoKheow Greenwood Crystal Bay PattaviaThe Emerald The Bunker Boys meet at Woody’s Bar on Soi Skaw Beach for golf outings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (www.bunkersociety.com) or call 094368 3580, 081 788 2338 or 087 693 7803. Transportation leaves from Cafe Kronborg on Soi Diana Inn at 8:15 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, (contact Dave on tel. 038 602 2117). Colin’s Bar plays golf Sun/Mon/Wed & Fri (www.colinsbar.com). The Growling Swan plays golf on Monday & Thursday (www.thegrowlingswan.com). Lewinski’s in Soi Pattayaland 1 (Soi 13/3), play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Transport is available, call Marcus on 089 503 9179 for further information and booking. The Pattaya Links Hotel Golf Society departs from Soi Buakhao on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Phil on 0625 933 380 or visit www.thelinkshotelpattaya.com. The Golf Club is located on Soij LK Metro. Call Phil on 090 769 3778.  Tropical Golf meets at BJ’s Holiday Lodge at 8am on Tuesday’ & Friday. Call Derek on 089 034 0629. Retox Golf – Tel. (Paul) 0923744276, Email retoxgolf@gmail.comlast_img read more

Alcazar welcomes Maradona to Pattaya

first_imgThe Alcazar Show in Pattaya was delighted to welcome Argentinean football legend Diego Armando Maradona and his partner Veronica Ojeda as guests of honour for a special performance at the cabaret show lounge on the evening of Friday, March 4. During his brief visit to the city for a private holiday, Maradona had the chance to experience the spectacular song and dance show and get up close and personal with a few of the Alcazar’s beautiful stars.Argentinean football legend Diego Armando Maradona (center right) and his girlfriend Veronica Ojeda (center left) meet some of the stars of the Alcazar cabaret show on Friday, March 4.last_img

MGH&FC CEO Eric Moll Honored as Chamber Health Care Champion

first_imgFacebook167Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason General Hospital & Family of ClinicsThe Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Thurston-Mason County Medical Society, has named Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ CEO Eric Moll as one of its 2019 Health Care Champions. Moll will be presented with the Innovation in Rural Medicine Award at the chamber’s 13th annual Health Care Champions awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, at the Olympia Country & Golf Club in Olympia.Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ CEO Eric Moll was named a 2019 Health Care Champion. Photo courtesy: Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics“Even though this is an individual award, I want to honor the special people and team that makes this recognition possible through the amazing care and work being done every day by our Mason team,” Moll said. “I deeply respect the legacy of past Health Care Champions. They continually inspire me to grow and improve to help our patients, employees and community.”The Health Care Champion awards were established to recognize heroic acts, steadfast dedication, extraordinary service and professionalism that are seen every day in our community’s medical offices, clinics, hospitals, emergency services and related organizations, according to the Thurston chamber.Past award winners from Mason County include the Karen Hilburn Cancer Fund, which was awarded the Community Impact Award at last year’s Health Care Champions ceremony, and longtime Mason County Public Hospital District No. 1 Commissioner Nancy Trucksess, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 after she retired from the board.The awards committee honored Dr. Mark Schlauderaff of Mason General Hospital’s Olympic Physicians Clinic with the Innovation in Rural Medicine award in 2015.“Mason is innovative in that we are not afraid to fail in pursuing the improvement care delivery for our patients,” Moll said. “We value learning and improving. This has allowed us continuously to improve our approach to integrated, team-based care.”Moll joins other 2019 honorees Dr. Lucinda Grande of Pioneer Family Practice in Lacey (Innovative Community Service Award), Dr. Chelsea Unruh of Olympia (Health Care Pioneer Award), and Eileen McKenzie Sullivan with Senior Services of South Sound (Safety Net Award).Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Olympia Country & Golf Club and will include honoree recognition, videos, hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at http://thurstonchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/health-care-champions-7129.MGH&FC is certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. MGH&FC now offers 3D Mammography Services and Virtual Care 24/7.  For more information on 3D mammograms, Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, visit www.MasonGeneral.com.last_img read more

The Jersey Speed Skiffs of the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |HIGHLANDS – Ned Lloyd spent a lot of time on Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers while growing up in Rumson. That doesn’t make him a whole lot different from thousands of other kids lucky enough to live in and around the Two River peninsula. What distinguishes this current Connecticut resident is that he’s deepened his love for, and encyclopedic knowledge of, the indigenous small crafts of our local waterways, particularly the revered and inimitable Jersey skiff.Lloyd will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Navesink Maritime Historical Association (NHMA) scheduled for Wednesday evening, Oct. 17 at Bahrs Landing Restaurant. His discussion and presentation, “The Pound Boats and Beach Fisheries of the Jersey Shore” will start after light refreshments at 7:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.Lloyd recently made the trip from his home in the Nutmeg State back to Monmouth County to participate in the annual Thunder on the Shrewsbury at the Long Branch Ice Boat & Yacht Club just a few weeks ago. “It’s a rendezvous and get-together,” said Lloyd, “for owners, aficionados, and racers of a Jersey speed skiff which is a Jersey-born, 16-foot inboard race boat class with a strong local following.”These world-renowned Jersey speed skiffs are nothing like the typical fiberglass speedboats running on the Shrewsbury these days, powered by Yamaha or Honda outboards. “Back in the 1960s, they were 50-60 mph wooden-hulled boats, close to the fastest things in the water,” said Lloyd about the local boats he fell in love with as a kid. He noted that an Oceanport resident, Rob Garretano, recently set the American Power Boat Association (APBA) record in Devils Lake, Oregon when his 16-footer hit 85 mph over a quarter-mile run.“It’s fairly well established that the first Jersey speed skiff, named PJ, was built by Harold ‘Pappy’ Seaman in the Port-au-Peck section of Oceanport in 1922. She was strictly a pleasure boat. Pappy’s family was building boats as early as the 1840s. “With a name like that you just have to build boats,” said Lloyd. When smaller, more high-powered in-board marine engines became available in the early 1920s, Seaman’s skills easily ported to the development of a new kind of small wooden watercraft.The story is that J. P. Bowers of Red Bank asked Pappy Seaman to build a little 16-foot boat for his family. “Seaman came up with an unusual deviation, a flat bottom. Previously, Jersey Shore boats had rolled garboard keel bottoms to let them stand upright on the beach, easier to push into the ocean. Those resulting high stern ends also shielded their propellers from damage,” Lloyd said.At the Long Branch Thunder event, Oceanport’s Charlie Boland consulted with Lloyd on some maintenance and restoration aspects of Charlie’s own Suds, named after a similar sea skiff his father once owned. Jim Janeczko of Belford has also relied on Lloyd’s expertise for years. “I bought back my dad’s old 1965 cigar box (boat) and I’m restoring it now.”Lloyd displayed his voluminous scrapbooks, notes and other historic maritime pictures during his visit to the Long Branch Ice Boat & Yacht Club Sept. 29. More than a few visitors suggested Lloyd should write a book showcasing his vast knowledge of this intriguing local subject. “If I ever find time,” is his stock answer.Lloyd was still in grade school in Rumson when he was first attracted to boats. He remembers going to speed skiff races in Atlantic Highlands as well as to the National Sweepstakes Regatta in Red Bank. Speed skiffs were still racing near Oceanport well into the 1970s and Lloyd’s family would travel by boat to watch the races while they anchored nearby. He smiled as he recalled, “Growing up, if I wasn’t in school, I was either mucking around the saltwater marshes, playing with wooden boats or hanging around boatyards.”“There were times I’d be at the tip of Sandy Hook at five in the morning but make it back to homeroom in time,” he said. His consistent classroom attendance paid off. Lloyd eventually graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a major in fisheries and marine technologies. From there he spent a short time working in a small shipyard and now designs custom electric wiring and cable for a living. He’s also a frequent contributor to a boat lover’s website, thehulltruth.com.A pivotal life experience for Lloyd was the 1977 day he got a ramshackle old skiff, long abandoned in Red Bank. It was originally a product of Bill Tallman’s 1930’s-era “Row No More Boats” yard in Fair Haven. Lloyd spent a year and a half restoring Bits ‘N’ Pieces, so called after the driftwood and other jetsam he scavenged. Forty years on, he’s restoring her once again, hoping to have her back in the water next year.NHMA president Rik van Hemmen said, “Ned Lloyd has one of the best collections of information, memorabilia and pictures of the Jersey Sea Skiff and the local builders.”To learn more about Ned Lloyd’s local appearances or the NHMA, visit navesinkmaritime.org/events.This article was first published in the Oct. 11 – Oct. 17, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Annual Beach Sweeps Report: Record Number of Volunteers; Balloon Remnants Soar

first_img“We saw over 81 percent of the debris that we collected was plastic, including foam, which is down a little bit from last year,” Alison McCarthy, the coastal watershed protection coordinator for Clean Ocean Action, said April 2 at a beachside press conference at Sandy Hook. “But it’s still astoundingly high and makes up a very large majority of the data.” Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, spoke about the impact plastics have on marine wildlife. In one high-profile example, a whale found dead last month in Italy had about 50 pounds of plastic in its belly. Clean Ocean Action has been organizing beach sweeps since 1985. In that time, 6.7 million pieces of debris have been collected by 133,390 volunteers, McCarthy said. This year’s spring Beach Sweeps will be April 13, at sites from north Jersey to Cape May. Among some of the more unusual items found were a 1930s Philadelphia rail token, a rattrap, a full couch, dentures and a vacuum cleaner. In 2018, 454,365 pieces of debris were collected by 10,148 volunteers at 60 sites around the state, mostly along the Jersey Shore, during the organization’s 33rd annual “Beach Sweeps” of coastline and other areas. Those were record amounts, in material collected and volunteers who participated, in the history of the cleanups. “So there’s somewhere for everybody to join in and get out onto the beaches and give the beaches a good clean sweep,” Zipf said. “We’re not going out on the beaches to give them a clean sweep just because it makes the beaches look good and it makes them safer for marine life. We want to stop these sources of litter, and we want to stop them…at the source.” Once again, the organization is calling for a ban on plastic bags and enforcement of litter laws. Zipf also said wind is a“major source” of litter; trashcans get blown over on awindy day and waste getsblown around. She urgedpeople to make sure theyhave a sealed trash container. The Monmouth County-based environmental group Clean Ocean Action said it recovered everything from balloons to furniture when it cleaned up coastal New Jersey last year. “So the really common items that we’re seeing out on the beaches are plastic and many of them are single-use plastics,” McCarthy said. By Philip Sean Curran “So, pretty fascinatingstuff that we find out on theJersey Shore,” McCarthysaid. “All this plastic debris that we find is absolutely our responsibility,” Zipf said. “We can’t blame Mother Nature for any of this. This is all us being sloppy and not taking care of the products that we use.” “So they’ll find their way into a stream, into a bigger river, and those rivers, of course, all water ways lead to the ocean,” she said. “So that’s how all of that debris gets out into the ocean eventually and then washes up onto the shore.” McCarthy explained thejourney debris takes once itgoes down a storm drain andthen into a waterway. She also pointed to the prevalence of balloons, with a record-setting 5,470 of them collected – a 32 percent increase from 2017. The organization this week issued its annual report highlighting what was found during the cleanups, held in April and October. Topping its “dirty dozen” list of the “most commonly” found objects were plastic pieces, at 75,899, followed by plastic caps and lids at 61,358. Both occupied the top two spots in 2017 and in 2016, the report said. The organization has said its data has been used by government officials to protect the environment. In particular, the group pointed to Gov. Phil Murphy last year signing into law a ban on smoking at all public parks and beaches,effective in 2019. Zipf saidLittle Silver had just bannedplastic bags, straws and foamcontainers town-wide. Zipf said she supports aplastic bag ban, a step NewYork state will take in 2020.last_img read more

Professionals take to Ela Beach for challenge

first_imgThe 2016 corporate canoeing challenge was hosted by Konedobu Kanu Klab Inc with close to 15 coporate houses taking part in the one-day challenge.Each corporate house has more than five teams competing in the hits before qualifying for the finals in the afternoon.Taking part in the challenge also is Digicel PNG with seven teams from different departments. These include Digicel Vikings (Legal & Regulatory), Digicel Repro (Recharge & Products), Digicel Flip Flops (Marketing), Digicel MoH (HR/L&D/Digicel Foundation),Trend Media/Loop, TVWANders (TVWAN) and Digi Waves (Finance).The Challenge includes three categories; “Open Mixed” (minimum 2 females and 3 males) “Open Men” (5 males) and “Open Women” (5 females).Since corporate va’a challenges are fast becoming a much anticipated fixture on the corporate and social calendars of Moresby sites, the event aims to offer imaginative sponsors an opportunity to promote their business amongst participants and also promotell va’a (outrigger canoeing) as one of the fastest growing sports in the Asia-Pacific.last_img read more

Tim Cone has no PBA ‘GOAT,’ says Sonny Jaworski ‘most important player of all time’

first_img“I think it’s very difficult to compare eras. Mon Fernandez was incredible, I coached against Alvin Patrimonio for many years, he’s incredible,” said Cone after Ginebra’s 90-79 win over TNT in the PBA’s season opener Sunday at Philippine Arena. “I think June Mar is by far the best player in our era but I think it just comes down to who you talk to. You talk to a 70-year-old man who watched Mon he’ll tell you he’s the best ever.”“I mean June Mar is number one [in terms of MVPs] but you know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who’s my favorite player, had six MVPs but they don’t consider him the best of all time cause it’s a different era. Michael Jordan came later, LeBron (James) came later, Bill Russell before all of them. So it’s really difficult to compare eras. If I say June Mar then, that’s saying something about Mon, that’s saying something about Alvin.”Cone may have said that there’s no definitive greatest player, but he can determine who the most important player in league history is.And that’s the “Living Legend” Robert Jaworski.The architect of Ginebra’s “never say die” mantra has only one MVP in his belt but it was Jaworski’s infectious personality and other worldly charm that made him, in Cone’s words, the most important PBA player in history.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra June Mar Fajardo honored to be in PBA ‘GOAT’ convo but won’t say he’s greatest Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone knows greatness when he sees it.He has coached some of the greatest in PBA’s rich history like Johnny Abarrientos, Bong Hawkins, Abet Guidaben, Marlou Aquino, Alvin Patrimonio, and Allan Caidic in both the club and country levels.ADVERTISEMENT Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Cone, the league’s most successful head coach with 21 titles, also coached against the legendary Robert Jaworski several times in the 1990s and late 80s and of course his Alaska team went up against Patrimonio’s Purefoods team in the same period.The level of grandeur Cone has with him and surrounding him is second to none so when he said there’s no definite “greatest player of all time” then, it has to be true.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCone said it’s almost impossible to compare the eras in determining the greatest PBA player since June Mar Fajardo, the league’s only five-time MVP, didn’t play against four-time winners Ramon Fernandez and Patrimonio.READ: Fajardo honored to be in PBA ‘GOAT’ convo but won’t say he’s greatest Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Jaworski also became a senator from 1998 to 2004 wherein he has authored and co-authored bills that eventually became laws that protected several environmental and ecological areas in the Philippines.“The Big J” also co-authored the Clean Air Act and Solid Waste Management Act.“He may not be the best player but the biggest personality, the most important player of all time? Jaworski. Sonny. He won one MVP but the most important personality in our league, it was Jaworski.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Governor urges faster track for high-speed rail

first_imgIt seemed to signal a sharp change in direction for the Republican governor, who in January proposed a 2007-08 state budget that would leave the California High-Speed Rail Authority on life support. Schwarzenegger also asked lawmakers to remove a $9.9 billion high-speed and conventional rail bond measure from the November 2008 ballot. The proposal already has been held up twice with Schwarzenegger’s support. Sale of the bonds would help pay for a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. It would be part of a $40 billion, 700-mile system the authority hopes the state will build, linking Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno with trains running at top speeds of more than 200 mph. Supporters say the project would provide a much-need alternative to crowded freeways and airports as the state grows by an estimated 17 million residents over the next 50 years. A Schwarzenegger spokeswoman, Sabrina Lockhart, said the governor “has always believed that high-speed rail has benefits. But his concern is asking taxpayers to mortgage SACRAMENTO – California’s Hummer-driving, motorcycle-riding governor may be getting on board the state’s ambitious high-speed rail project after years of coolness toward the program. In a recent op-ed column in The Fresno Bee, Gov. Schwarzenegger extolled the virtues of bullet trains, saying they would help relieve freeway congestion, improve air quality and create greater mobility. “A network of high-speed rail lines connecting cities throughout California would be a tremendous benefit to our state,” the governor wrote. The column appeared three days after an editorial criticized the Republican governor’s “curious coolness” toward rail transit and the high-speed rail project, particularly after the collapse of an Oakland freeway overpass demonstrated the vulnerability of the state’s reliance on highways. $10 billion without identifying where the rest of the estimated $30 billion cost will come from.” In the editorial, Schwarzenegger complained that the state’s high-speed rail board had not completed a “comprehensive and credible plan for financing the system so we can get construction under way.” State Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, a leading legislative supporter of high-speed rail, suggested the governor’s column was “an absolute reversal” brought on by criticism, particularly from Central Valley officials, about the governor’s lack of support for the rail project. “It’s a tremendous turn of events, obviously,” Florez said. Mehdi Morshed, the rail board’s executive director, said the governor’s public expression of support for high-speed rail was “a big benefit for the project.” A preliminary report prepared by a team of high-speed rail board consultants suggests the system could be funded through a combination of state, federal and local government support and private investment, with as much as 30 percent of the money coming from private sources. 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

PRRD seeks public input before referendum on building bylaw

first_imgFollowing the last board meeting, the Peace River Regional District will be seeking public input on Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014 before taking on a non-binding referendum.PRRD’s Chief Administrative Officer Chris Cvik said the board decided to hand the process back to the electoral directors to discuss with their residents about having mandatory building inspections, tied to rural fire protection.Outside of those areas that receive rural fire protection, the building inspection bylaw would be voluntary.- Advertisement -“Building inspection is a Public Service that benefits property owners, their neighbors and their neighborhoods,” the report presented at the Committee of the Whole meeting in mid-November reads. “Without the service, real estate and land use management becomes a minefield of uncertainty and ‘Buyer Beware’.”The cost of mailing out ballots to 9,795 addresses in the district would be $35,000, for costs including: postage, pre-paid return postage, printing, addressing and stuffing envelopes, and brochure design.The next discussion of this matter will be at the Electoral Area Director’s Meeting on December 17th.Advertisementlast_img read more