KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Vishaul Singh struck an unbeaten half-century as reigning champions Guyana Jaguars brushed aside Jamaica Scorpions by seven wickets to regain top spot in the Regional four-day championship here yesterday.Playing on the final day of their sixth round game at Sabina Park, Jaguars successfully chased down a target of 182 to depose Scorpions as leaders, with Vishaul ending unbeaten on 63They lost just one wicket – that of veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul for five – but Vishaul found an ally in Barbadian all-rounder Raymon Reifer to see Jaguars home in an unbroken 78-run, fourth-wicket partnership.Reifer, who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his fine all-round efforts in the contest, was unbeaten on 37.All told, Vishaul faced 103 deliveries in a trifle over three hours at the crease and struck eight fours while fellow left-hander Reifer counted three fours and a six in a 63-ball innings.Jaguars resumed the day on 79 for two and initially benefited from a 27-run partnership between Vishaul and Chanderpaul.
“I think we both played well — and then she got injured,” said Sabalenka. “Hopefully she will get well soon.”Sabalenka, the world number 13, goes on to meet China’s Wang Yafan while American Alison Riske faces Russia’s Vera Zvonareva in the other semi-final.Share on: WhatsApp Shenzhen, China | AFP | Former world number one Maria Sharapova abandoned her quarter-final tie in the Shenzhen Open on Friday after struggling with a thigh injury.Just 10 days before the start of the Australian Open, Sharapova received treatment for a painful left thigh after losing the first set 6-1 to top seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.Sharapova, ranked world number 29, was trailing 4-2 in the second set when she decided to throw in the towel after coach Thomas Hogstedt urged her to consider quitting during an on-court coaching break.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said 81-year-old Carmelina Kholer, and her adopted daughter, 38-year-old Crystal Kholer were last seen headed to a nail salon on Monday around 11 a.m.Crystal later returned home in her adopted mother’s van, alone.Carmelina was then reported missing. Authorities said Carmelina’s phone was found in a location that she had no reason to be.On Tuesday morning, detectives received a tip on where Carmelina’s body was located.Sheriff Deryl Loar said Crystal Kohler was in possession of cocaine, and was arrested on charges of grand theft auto and driving with a suspended license. She was later charged with first degree murder. She’s being held in the Indian River County jail without bond.Officials will continue to investigate what led to the murder of Carmelina.If you have any information about Carmelina’s death, you’re asked to contact Detective Rebecca Hurley at 772-978-6240. Police have arrested the adopted daughter of a missing woman who was found dead on Tuesday.Daughter arrested after mom goes missing in Vero Beach
LITTLE SILVER — Three months into the rehabilitation project, county officials say that work on the Oceanic Bridge is proceeding as scheduled.According to information provided by the county’s Public Information Office, repair work is moving ahead on the 100-foot center bascule span of the drawbridge, spanning the Navesink River, connecting Rumson to the Locust section of Middletown.The contractor, Iron Bridge Group, Inc., North Brunswick, has removed and replaced two of the major beams on the bridge’s north leaf of its bascule span and has reinforced its east and west girders. Along with that, a temporary platform on the south leaf’s bascule has been installed, preparing for the repair work on that side of the structure, while 95 percent of the existing components have been cleaned and primed and other portions have already been painted.“The project is continuing on schedule,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas Arnone in a released statement, indicating the unusually warm winter has allowed workers to make progress and remain on schedule.Painting, however, has been stopped for much of the winter months; still, workers have removed about 10 55-gallon drums of paint chips and rust from some of the sections. Work on some of the mechanical components is going forward off-site, according to Arnone, who oversees county public works and engineering departments.The Oceanic Bridge is the largest of the county-owned 980 bridges and culverts, which are maintained by the county’s public works department.County officials closed the bridge to all traffic back in October to repair the aging and deteriorating structure, detouring traffic through Red Bank and north or through Sea Bright.To allow for marine traffic, one section the bridge’s bascule span is being kept open.Officials are hopeful the construction work will be completed by the end of May to allow summer traffic back on it.It can’t happen soon enough for Todd Thompson, one of the owners of Guarantee Plants and Florist, on the Middletown side.Thompson said he is thankful that work is progressing well but he wanted county officials to reiterate to the contractor how this closing is impacting local businesses. “This has really affected the businesses a lot more than a lot of people thought it would,” Thompson said this week, acknowledging his walk-in business is down by more than 50 percent.“Most of the people have been affected pretty dramatically,” he said. And not opening until Memorial Day, which is the current schedule, could further hurt Thompson’s business, as spring is a busy season.Steve Bidgood, managing partner for Salt Creek Grille, which is right at the bridge’s Rumson portion, has been chugging along pretty well, he said this week. Given the fact that much of his business comes from the Rumson side, “Knock on wood, my sales (are) here, I haven’t seen that much of a drop,” other than a little in his happy hour business.As for the work, “I have been out there and it’s amazing,” he said, explaining spectators can’t really see much from the roadway, as workers are concentrating on the under portion. “It’s been pretty interesting,” what has been going on, he said.Thompson is also president of the Friends of the Oceanic Bridge, a group looking retain a drawbridge seeing it as more aesthetic and functional for this area, as opposed to a much higher fixed span one proposed for future construction. Thompson said his group’s lobbying efforts are continuing and they have been reaching out to state and federal officials.
HOLMDEL – The Matthew 22 Initiative is a new Saint John Vianney High School program established to encourage students to respect one another. As part of the effort, the group has adopted the 26 Acts of Kindness Movement that grew out of the tragedy at Newtown, Conn.Established with the premise that Saint John Vianney has a caring and engaged student body that embraces the school motto of “Knowledge, Commitment, and Involvement,” the initiative’s goals are: to amplify students’ commitment to improving the lives of others; to encourage the belief that every person deserves to be treated with decency and respect; and to inspire, equip, and empower every student to create a permanent culture of decency at the school.The Matthew 22 Initiative is taken from the Gospel of Matthew that says: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The initiative’s motto is: “Kindness is contagious – take the Initiative.”Saint John Vianney High School seniors, from left, Chris Rocca, Stephanie Piccolo, Briana Liquori and Caitlin Romanczyk, have spearheaded the school’s 26 Acts of Kindness Movement.The members of Matthew 22 are participating in the 26 Acts of Kindness Movement, which began with a thought from Ann Curry of NBC News following the Dec. 14 shooting of 26 victims, including 20 first-graders. Curry suggested that doing random acts of kindness in memory of the 26 lives that were lost would be a fitting tribute. Her idea went viral and the 26 Acts of Kindness Movement was born. People across the nation adopted it and so have students at SJV.The members of Matthew 22 got the word out to fellow students. They set up boxes and had students write down the act of kindness that they did that day and place it in a box. The club members then posted the cards on a bulletin board in the school hallway to remind students to show respect and kindness to everyone.The 26 acts range from holding a door open to buying a fellow student lunch. The four leaders of Matthew 22 are seniors, Chris Rocca, Stephanie Piccolo, Briana Liquori and Caitlin Romanczyk.“It’s important to do this to show that even the little things matter,” Romanczyk said.Rocca wanted to be a part of Matthew 22 because he “wanted to make a difference at SJV and be part of such an important thing.”The 26 Acts of Kindness is ongoing at SJV and will continue throughout the year.
“The race is open to all communities and we encourage young kids to participate in a fun and active event,” said a Kids-Tri spokesperson.The Kids Tri is for kids ages 4-12, with different routes and distances for each age group (4 years; 5-6 years; 7-8 years; 9-10 years; 11-12 years).Cost is $36.00, and every participant will receive their race package which includes a water bottle, t-shirt, swim cap, ball cap, and treats. Competitors also receive a participation medal at the end of the race, and a celebration lunch. Registration deadline is July 4 — no exceptions.For more details call Trail Parks and Recreation at 368‐6484, or the Trail Aquatic Centre at 364‐0888, or email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org The Nelson Cyswogn’ Fun triathlon has been a big hit for more than 25 years.However, there’s a new triathlon starting to make waves — the Kids-Tri event.Participants from ages four to 12 are invited to compete in the third-annual event Saturday, July 7, in Trail.