USS Fort Worth Launches First UAV Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Fort Worth Launches First UAV November 18, 2013 Share this article Training & Education USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) conducted dynamic interface operations on the Point Mugu Test Range Nov. 5-13 with the Navy’s Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) known as the MQ-8 Fire Scout.Although Fire Scouts have been used in the fleet onboard frigates, LCS is the first platform designed from the keel up to integrate and operate these unmanned helicopters.“Everything from the consoles in MCC (Mission Control Center), the displays, and antennas to the flight deck and UCARS were made for us to interface with Fire Scout” said Lt. Mike Chesnut, the combat systems officer for LCS Crew 104, “The Juggernauts”, who are currently the “on-hull” crew for Fort Worth.UCARS is the UAV Common Automated Recovery System, a present day “tractor beam” that locks on to the Fire Scout from miles away and brings it safely on deck without human intervention.The Fire Scout, replete with the most modern electro-optical and infrared cameras, can extend the ship’s senor range and greatly increase maritime awareness by relaying information back to the ship via data link.“It’s exciting to integrate new technology with LCS. That’s what this platform is about, flexibility and innovation,” said Cmdr. Kendall Bridgewater, Fort Worth’s executive officer.Fort Worth is scheduled to deploy next year with “The Mad Hatters” of HSM-35, Det. 1, the Navy’s first “composite” Air Detachment which will include both a manned SH-60R helicopter as well as unmanned Fire Scouts.[mappress]Press Release, November 18, 2013
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory PreviousLos Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose argue during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Clippers’ Tobias Harris drives to the basket as Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots between Patrick Beverley #21 and Danilo Gallinari #8 of the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers scores on a jumper over Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves chases after a loose ball during the first half against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Clippers guard Lou Williams drives to the basket as Minnesota’s Josh Okogie defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boban Marjanovic #51 of the LA Clippers reach for a rebound during the first half at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Head coach, Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers calls for a foul during the first half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers attempts to draw contact with Josh Okogie #20 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves argues his foul during the first half against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket on Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, left, of Nigeria, tries to pass the ball from the floor while under pressure from Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Clippers’ Lou Williams glides in for a layup despite the defense of Minnesota’s Gorgui Dieng during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Jerome Robinson, left, reaches in as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler tries to shoot during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, dunks as Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, of Senegal, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns shoots as Clippers center Boban Marjanovic defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves fouls Danilo Gallinari #8 of the LA Clippers on a dunk during the first half at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, right, of Senegal, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers calls out to the officials during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, left, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic, right, of Serbia, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic, center, of Serbia, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson, left, and forward Andrew Wiggins defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, center, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, of Italy, and guard Patrick Beverley defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson reach for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, center, dunks as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, left, and center Gorgui Dieng, of Senegal, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, dunks as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler stands by during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota’s Anthony Tolliver is fouled by the Clippers’ Mike Scott, right, as the Clippers’ Jerome Robinson looks on during a 120-109 Clipper win on Monday night at Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Tom Thibodeau, watches play during a 120-109 loss to the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers shoots a jumper during a 120-109 LA CLIPPERS Clipper win at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, left, tries to shoot as Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley fouls him during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Boban Marjanovic #51 of the LA Clippers rebounds between Karl-Anthony Towns #32 and Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 120-109 Clipper win at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves passes from under the basket during a 120-109 LA CLIPPERS Clipper win at Staples Center on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose argue during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Clippers’ Tobias Harris drives to the basket as Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 34The Clippers’ Tobias Harris drives to the basket as Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Clippers gave their fans a glimpse of the future in a 120-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night at Staples Center, where rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander got his first start and Jerome Robinson contributed to a hard-fought, testy affair.The coming attractions looked promising, and the current ensemble cast also continued playing well, as six Clippers scored in double figures and the team improved to 6-4 after fending off the T-wolves in a game in which fourth-quarter technical fouls were called on Montrezl Harrell, Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson following a few minor skirmishes that were quickly diffused.Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari led the Clippers with 22 points apiece, although Harris didn’t score in the fourth quarter and played only the final 4:42 because the unit that was on the floor was operating so effectively. Harris also grabbed 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, eclipsing the three he had last season.Every Clipper who played scored, and the other four who contributed double-figure points included Lou Williams (20), Harrell (13 points to go with a few clutch late-game defensive sequences), Patrick Beverley (10), and, in his second start with the team, Boban Marjanovic (10 points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes). “Yeah, he was pretty solid,” Rivers said. “He was tired after like three minutes into the game – you could see him looking for air. But I thought as the game went on, he got more comfortable. He made little plays, made one big shot in the corner. What you love about him, he’s not scared, he’s just gonna play his game.”Said Gilgeous-Alexander: “It was a cool experience.”Robinson, the 13th selection, moved up a rung in the rotation, coming on at the beginning of the second quarter and getting quickly to work. He buried his first two 3-point attempts to help the Clippers stick close, picking up where he left off in Ontario on Sunday night when he dropped 28 points in the Agua Caliente Clippers’ G-League season openerRobinson finished with six points in seven minutes, and also got a crack at defending Butler – who scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter.The Timberwolves – talented but dysfunctional, packing all their “clutter” as Rivers characterized the drama created by Butler’s desire to be traded – were led by Rose’s 21 points. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 13 of his 20 points in the first quarter. They fell to 4-7.Sans the in-team tension, the more-functional Clippers also got help from an engaged Mike Scott (eight points – including a 3-pointer that put the Clippers ahead 101-95) and the ever-crafty Milos Teodosic (three points and four assists). Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “Just a team win. I thought there were so many little contributions,” Rivers said. “It’s funny, we got a hot guy in Tobias and we didn’t bring him back in until (4:42) because the group that was on the floor was increasing the lead. That just says a lot about this team. And when we brought Tobias in, they were so worried about him, that’s why Gal got the layup.“This team likes to play together and they understand that one guy or a group is going, they’re fine with waiting. And that’s what we’re doing.”The Clippers were in a sharing mood, finishing with 30 assists on 43 field goals (of which, 14 were 3-pointers.)The rookie guards learning on the job weren’t among the Clippers in double figures, but they played a combined 31 minutes in what was, throughout, a competitive contest.Gilgeous-Alexander – the 11th pick in the most recent NBA draft – got his first start in place of Avery Bradley (sidelined with an ankle sprain) and had six points, five assists and three rebounds. He also helped defend Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose and hit a jumper with 6:45 left that gave the Clippers a 105-98 lead. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates
1 Egypt220041+36 Egyptians here The Egyptians flew in on Tuesday night aboard Nile Air, with a team comprising 15 foreign-based players.For his final 25-man squad, Egypt coach Hector Cuper also has Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Elneny. They are expected to have a feel of the pitch at the Mandela National Stadium Wednesday afternoon.Egypt squad:Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Taawoun, KSA), Sherif Ekrami (Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek).Defenders:Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, KSA), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich, England), Omar Gaber (Basel, Switzerland), Karim Hafiz (Lens, France), Saad Samir (Ahly), Rami Rabia (Ahly), Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Mohamed Fathi (Ismaily).Midfielders:Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Sam Morsi (Wigan, England), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Hossam Ashour (Ahly), Abdallah El-Said (Ahly), Saleh Gomaa (Ahly).Forwards:Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Ahmed Koka (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Amr Gamal (Bivest Witts, South Africa), Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel-Moneim (Ittihad Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Hossam Hassan (Smouha).Uganda squad:Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Ismail Watenga (Vipers), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA)Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers), Isaac Muleme (KCCA), Timothy Dennis Awany (KCCA), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa Jogoo), Geofrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Dennis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Paul Musamali (KCCA), Isaac Isinde (Buildcon, Zambia)Midfielders: Aucho Khalid (Unattached), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Than Quảng Ninh, Vietnam), Ivan ‘Kojja’ Ntege (Township Rollers, Botswana), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Moses Waiswa (Vipers), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), William Luwagga Kizito (CSM Politehnica Iași, Romania), Wasswa Hassan Mawanda (Njimeh Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia)Strikers: Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA), Geofrey Sserunkuma (Buildcon, Zambia), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Milton Karisa (Vipers), Faruku Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium).Group E standings PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts 2 Uganda211010+14 4 Congo200213−201–26 Nov5 Sep— FILE PHOTO: Oloya (left) joins goal scorer Miya in a match last year. PHOTO KCCA MEDIAThursday, 4pmUganda ?? vs Egypt ?? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cranes striker Farouk Miya is confident Uganda Cranes will build on their strong start to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite recent changes to the team’s coaching staff.Speaking to FIFA.com, Miya said the departure of coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and arrival of Moses Basena in the past month will not change the team’s resolve to build on their recent successes. Micho moved to South African Club Orlando Pirates.“Both coaches know the players and know how we play. I do not think there will be much of a difference and I certainly do not think that the team will be weaker as a result of our coach leaving,” he said.After an away draw and home win, Uganda are second in Group E behind Egypt, and are the only African side not to have conceded a goal so far in their World Cup qualifying campaign. Uganda has played four, won three, drawn one, lost none; goals scored are five, goals conceded none.Farouk Miya is joint-top scorer in Africa’s World Cup qualifiers so far with four of Uganda’s five goals scored in the qualifying phase, and two matches of the group phase. While all eyes are on him to lead the attack Thursday against Egypt, Miya is confident the team has many match winners.“There is no star player in our team. That makes our team so strong. It is the unity that binds us and moulds us into a team,” he told FIFA.com.“As a team, we grew stronger when we beat Togo (qualifying phase). They have already played at the World Cup and we gained in confidence when we advanced at their expense. Even when we were drawn into the same group as Egypt and Ghana, not to forget Congo, we still believed that we could go through to the World Cup.” 3 Ghana201102−216 Nov0–0—1 Sep —5 Sep2–08 Oct 31 Aug—7 Oct1–0 Share on: WhatsApp
By Anastasia MillickerThe Junior League of Monmouth County held it annual dinner June 12, celebrating achievements and inducting their new president. From left: Patsy Carter and her daughter, the league’s outgoing president, Amy Almasy, and new league President Lauren Porter and her mother, Gail Champlin.The Junior League of Monmouth County (JLMC) held its annual dinner Tuesday at the Rumson Country Club Boat House celebrating the club’s past initiatives and welcoming the new president Lauren Porter.The JLMC also honored members for their service to the league during the dinner.Bennett Coleman, Fair Haven, was honored for 20 years of service and Linda Bricker, Rumson, was honored for 30 years of service. The league also recognized Delly Beekman for her work as Association of Junior League International president from 2010 through 2012.The Outstanding Leaguer Award was given to Megan Pelino, Fair Haven. The award is given to a member who exhibits qualities of leadership and teamwork, has sustained quality service, has made an impact in the organization and made a difference in the community, Porter said.The JLMC is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. All of which, Porter said, she wants to continue and extend to the community using her team “we.”“My goal for next year is to guide our league as we find a cause that we are passionate about, create a project that will make an indelible impact on the community, and champion change of which we can be proud,” Porter said.Porter joined the New York Junior League in 2004 and transferred to the Junior League of Monmouth County in 2008. She has been on the community program committees, publishing committee, and served as fundraising chair and fund development director in her past years as part of the JLMC.“I joined the Junior League because of the power of the organization and the empowerment I felt as a child participating in Junior League community efforts with my mother,” Porter said. “The Junior League is an organization women can join and not only have an incredible impact on their community but on themselves. Our members can use their many existing talents across the board and have not only a safe haven in which to discover new areas of interest, but a priceless wealth of knowledge to draw from in any instance.”This year, the JLMC brought expert Bev Bos to Monmouth County for three different events about the field of early childhood education featuring seminars “How Do Our Children Grow?,” a community forum on early childhood brain development, and “Expanding Our Horizons,” and a community concert to celebrate the Month of the Young Child.JLMC also hosted more than 250 local Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts for an afternoon of activities designed to educate the girls on the preparation of healthy snacks and meals and making healthy lifestyle choices.Porter said the goal of the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative, which is supported by The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and its member leagues, is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues.Another event the JLMC hosted this year was a forum for mothers and daughters in Middletown led by Miss Virginia USA 2002 Julie Marie Carrier.Carrier also led an assembly, through the JLMC, for Keansburg students in grades 7-12 on the importance of building self-confidence and character, healthy choices and relationships, goal setting and dealing with peer pressure.“It was amazing to see the empowerment of the young women in the room,” Porter said. “The young girls learned how to stand up, step out and learned what it means to be a woman of character and excellence.”The JLMC holds its provisional meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at JLMC headquarters at 55 Center St., Rumson.
“Up until about two days from the event I wasn’t even registered. My friend (Ayla) had to convince me to sign up, and I still wasn’t sure I was going to be accepted because I was such a late entry. And then transportation became an issue because I don’t live locally,” Aiello said. “This situation could have turned out much differently if any one of those hurdles had gotten in the way.” For McGraw, “thank you” didn’t capture the emotions that overcame her when her husband, William, awoke in the hospital following a heart-stopping medical emergency he suffered on the side of Route 36 while participating in the annual Bike New York-sanctioned Twin Lights Ride. Hitting Close to Home What Might Have Been “Thank you hardly seems like enough,” she said in the emotional letter, read aloud by Highlands Police Chief Robert Burton at a Jan. 16 government meeting filled with residents, police and fire department personnel and local EMS workers. “It makes me think about my own family and how lucky I am.” Actions Speak Louder Than Words “When you enter this job you accept that you’ll have to be doing things like this. It’s something that can be perceived as extraordinary, but a lot of extraordinary things happen on the job,” Roxby explained. “Thankfully the guy didn’t need any help, but then I said to (Ayla) that I knew CPR, but I was thankful I didn’t have to use it. And looking back it’s the craziest thing, because there was nothing that could have prepared me for a few hours later when I would end up performing it. But this incident really put me on edge and in that state of mind.” HIGHLANDS – In a heartfelt letter to three good Samaritans who helped save her husband’s life during a cycling event in September, Kathleen McGraw said she struggled to find the words to express gratitude. “I think this is a case of the training and experience taking over. I’ve performed CPR a few times now. In some cases it’s been unsuccessful. And in others, like this, it was successful. I’m just very thankful that the three of us could draw from the experience of working in stressful situations,” said Roxby, referring to Ramirez’s membership with the Roselle Fire Department, and Aiello’s employment history with the Metropolitan Transit Authority and NJ Transit. Saying “thank you” couldn’t possibly sum up the tears of joy she swiped away when her two young daughters, Kathleen and Annie, and teenage son Liam rushed to William’s bedside to share a deep embrace. “I’m very appreciative of the people who saved me, and appreciative of the people these biking events bring together. These are people who enjoy life, who celebrate life and in my case, people who can save a life. Because of them I am still here with my family, and I can’t thank them enough for giving me that gift,” said McGraw, who added that prior to the Twin Lights Ride he had never visited Highlands, and quipped that after missing the easiest leg of the race, a downhill stretch from Route 36 to Huddy Park, he needs to return to for another biking excursion. Burton explained that two nearby riders, Aiello and Ramirez, dismounted their bikes, raced to McGraw and began performing CPR in tandem. Just three and a half months removed from the incident, McGraw was a man of few words at the Jan. 16 awards ceremony, standing together with his saviors under the same roof for the first time and thankful for the time they’ve given him. “It’s not something you really think about until a night like this, when you see him with his wife and kids. And you start thinking about that letter, and their kids having another Christmas, another birthday, another wedding, and that really makes it hit home,” said Roxby. Roxby said the gravity of his actions, in cooperation with Aiello’s and Ramirez’s, didn’t sink in until the Jan. 16 meeting, when he came face-to-face with the entire McGraw family. Aiello went on to describe an ominous moment during the race when she witnessed a fellow rider get clipped by a passing motorist and how it placed her in an anticipatory mindset. A motorist who observed the incident reported it to a Highlands Police officer patrolling about a mile away from the scene. The emergency was reported and Roxby was the first officer to respond, treating McGraw with a defibrillator unit until the Highlands First Aid Squad arrived and transported McGraw to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. During the Sept. 30 incident, William McGraw collapsed on the side of the highway approximately a half mile from the finish line located at the borough’s Huddy Park, across the street from Kranky Cycles and the Waterwitch Cafe on Waterwitch Avenue. According to Aiello, the Brooklyn resident has thought a lot about the events of Sept. 30, most prominently about how she almost didn’t attend the biking event, and what her absence might have meant. A return trip will be made simpler for McGraw and his family after Bike New York president Ken Podziba, who attended the meeting, told William he may participate in any future sanctioned event free of charge. “We are looking forward to Christmas, the New Year, and hopefully many more holidays and birthdays and vacations and family movie nights and graduations and weddings. These dreams can exist because of your actions that day. We are forever grateful.” For Kathleen, actions are more impactful than words ever can be, a notion that brought the McGraw family from their Hoboken home to the borough’s community center on a frigid winter evening to honor Alexandra Aiello, Claudio Ramirez and Capt. George Roxby by awarding the heroic trio of first responders with Lifesaving Medals.
SANTA ANITA STATISTICS SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS’ CHARITY GAME TONIGHTThe 49th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played tonight at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit Holy Angels athletic program, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Sponsored by Thoroughbred owner J. Paul Reddam’s CashCall and Santa Anita Park, tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will all be available at center court for an autograph signing session beginning at 6:30 p.m.With Pincay serving as honorary team captain, a number of active riders, including: Saul Arias, Tyler Baze, Rafael Bejarano, Brice Blanc, Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Martin Garcia, Santiago Gonzalez, Mario Gutierrez, Abel Lezcano, Kayla Stra, Chantal Sutherland, David Lopez, Edwin Maldonado, Gonzalo Nicolas, Martin Pedroza, Geena Lattanzio, Fernando Perez, Tiago Pereira, Flavien Prat, Iggy Puglisi, Alonso Quinonez, Joe Talamo, Drayden Van Dyke and perhaps others.When asked who he thought would lead the jockeys in scoring this year, Smith opined: “It’s between Drayden (Van Dyke) and Kent (Desormeaux). I’d have to give it to Drayden, maybe with 12 to 15 points. Kent’s more of a facilitator these days, moving the ball around. (He and I) are getting a little older, so I don’t think he’ll be scoring like he did 20 years ago.”TVG’s Kurt Hoover will be coaching the jockeys for his 15th consecutive year, and while his stewardship has produced mixed results, Hoover is confident in his “Big Two.”“We’ve got Desormeaux back and that’s really all we need,” said Hoover. “And the way Van Dyke played last year, we should be very tough to beat with those two guys alone. I’d make us a 7 ½ point favorite.”PRESS BOX STRAW POLL: Santa Anita Jockeys, 37, Holy Angels Boys, 26. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won YOUNG AT HEART OBVIOUSLY KEEPS ON GOINGAt the ripe old age of eight, Obviously just keeps rolling along.The Irish-bred gelding has one way of going: speed, speed and more speed. In 22 starts in the United States, Obviously has been on the lead at some point in the race 19 times.The late Mike Mitchell, who previously campaigned Obviously for owners Anthony Fanticola or Joe Scardino, did not attempt to change his running style, nor does Phil D’Amato, who conditions the bay now.“He’s the same,” D’Amato said of Obviously, who drew post position six in a field of seven in the Arcadia, which should enable him to get the jump on his major rival, Om, another speedster, who drew the rail.“Obviously runs his race all the time,” said D’Amato, the meet’s leading trainer through 27 days with 15 wins, three more than runners-up Doug O’Neill and Bob Baffert.“Even though he’s eight, he’s lightly raced and he trains in the morning like he’s still four, so I don’t think he knows he’s eight.”Obviously will have a new rider in Mike Smith, taking over for Joe Talamo, who had ridden the gelding in his last 19 consecutive starts, winning eight, including the Grade I Shoemaker Mile twice.“I’m just trying to mix something up,” D’Amato explained. “Joe’s been a great pilot for years and will still be. He hasn’t won on him in a little while and has always ridden some big races for us, obviously. The owners conceived doing something different might get us in the Winner’s Circle.”The Arcadia field: Om, Gary Stevens, 7-5; Cape Wolfe, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Yes Yes Yes, Brice Blanc, 20-1; Big Cazanova, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Bolo, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Obviously, Mike Smith, 6-5; and Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1. (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 7) David Lopez1032081519%42%$585,296 NYQUIST HAS TEAM O’NEILL CAUTIOUSLY EXCITEDRACE STRATEGY FOR OBVIOUSLY REMAINS OBVIOUSDISTANCE SHOULD BENEFIT KYRIAKI IN SANTA MARIASANTA ANITA JOCKS FACE HOLY ANGELS BOYS TONIGHT Edwin Maldonado92168917%36%$604,590 Doug O’Neill9012151613%48%$656,782 Peter Miller6693714%29%$334,675 SANTA MARIA DISTANCE MORE SUITABLE FOR KYRIAKITrainer Peter Eurton expects an improved performance from Kyriaki in Saturday’s Grade II Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles after the six-year-old Scat Daddy mare faded to eighth in the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs on Jan. 23.Victorious longshot Lost Bus set rapid fractions of 44.80 and 1:09 flat in the Santa Monica, discouraging Kyriaki. “Seven-eighths is not her cup of tea; the fractions are too fast,” Eurton said. “She likes a much easier pace where she can get in her comfort zone. Trying to run with them as fast as they went in the Santa Monica fried her.”The Santa Maria: Star Act, Tyler Baze, 15-1; Gas Total, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Birdatthewire, Mike Smith,5-2; Big Break, Edwin Maldonado, 20-1; Kyriaki, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; Living the Life, Gary Stevens, 6-1; Yahilwa, Joe Talamo, 7-2; and Tara’s Tango, Martin Garcia, 2-1. Rafael Bejarano12327271022%52%$1,320,995 Philip D’Amato6715111222%57%$856,120 Richard Baltas5688514%38%$643,804 Santiago Gonzalez13225181319%42%$1,002,199 Flavien Prat11319131617%42%$1,258,248 NYQUIST SET FOR SAN VICENTE; BAFFERT EYES 10TH WINMonday is D Day for Nyquist and Team O’Neill, “D” as in the three-year-old “debut” for the undefeated two-year-old male champion of 2015, who runs in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs.It will mark the first race for Nyquist since he captured the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last Oct. 31, his fifth victory for owners Paul and Zillah Reddam and trainer Doug O’Neill.“I think just getting him back to competition is mandatory, obviously, so we’re all exited and pumped the way he’s coming into it,” O’Neill said, “but the bottom line is, you can’t say too much until he runs the race. Hopefully, he runs big.”A short field is expected for the San Vicente. Electrifying, one of seven horses Bob Baffert has nominated to a race the Hall of Fame trainer has won a record nine times, worked five furlongs in company Wednesday in 1:02. Stablemate Big Red Rocket went in 1:02.80.Baffert won the San Vicente last year with Lord Nelson. His other winners were Silver Charm (1997), Exploit (1999), Kafwain (2003), Fusaichi Rock Star (2005), Too Much Bling (2006), The Factor (2011), Drill (2012) and Shakin It Up (2013).In addition to the attractive racing card, Santa Anita will celebrate Presidents’ Day with another of its popular Dollar Days. Draft beers, hot dogs and sodas will be available for a buck apiece. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. Bob Baffert571271021%51%$1,000,855 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won FINISH LINES: Santa Anita resumes its lucrative guaranteed pools today, tomorrow and this weekend, as follows: Thursday and Friday, $300,000 Late Pick 4; Saturday and Sunday, $150,000 Pick 6 and $500,000 Late Pick 4; and Monday, $300,000 Late Pick 4 . . . For the first time in Santa Anita history, two female riders were on the morning line favorites in the same race, Rosie Higgins aboard Blue Law (5-2) and Geena Lattanzio on My Ole Bud (3-1) in today’s second race . . . Line of the meet likely came in Sunday’s fifth race, the Super Bowl Starter Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on turf. Following is Jon White‘s morning line on the 11 starters, with the closing odds in parentheses: 7-2 (7-2); 15-1 (40-1); 9-2 (9-2); 20-1 (30-1); 8-1 (16-1); 4-1 (2-1); 10-1 (11-1); 6-1 (7-1); 15-1 (25-1); 8-1 (10-1); and 12-1 (12-1) . . . Tom Quigley‘s handicapping guests this weekend at 11:20 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens will be clocker for www.nationalturf.com Andy Harrington Saturday; Toby Turrell of the Winners’ Card Yellow Sheet Sunday; and private clocker Gary Young Monday . . . Nancy Dollase, spokesperson for the Holy Angels Boys Basketball Team, informs Liana Bartolome, a 10-year-old fifth grader at Holy Angels who is known to her classmates as “Leyonce,” will sing tonight’s National Anthem, and popular public address announcer Pat Wickhem will emcee basketball festivities tonight at La Salle High in Pasadena. Jerry Hollendorfer79861210%33%$627,781
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is awarding more than $3 million in grant funds to a number of law enforcement agencies across the state for drug use prevention education programs in public schools.A total of 152 sheriffs’ offices and police departments will receive a portion of the $3,098,808 in Drug Use Prevention Grant funds announced today. The funds must be used to establish or maintain drug abuse prevention education and awareness programs for students during the 2018-2019 school year.Grant recipients are required to include over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse prevention education in their programs.“Age-appropriate substance abuse prevention education every year, at every grade level is key,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “Evidence-based prevention education helps students develop the skills they need to make good decisions, stay drug-free, and live healthier lives.”A full list of the 152 award recipients can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.D.A.R.E. programs and school resource officer drug use prevention programs were eligible to apply for the grants. All programs must be conducted in cooperation with the public school superintendent of each school district where the programming will take place.The Drug Use Prevention Grant Fund supports programs such as Botvin LifeSkills, D.A.R.E. Keepin’ It REAL, PALS – Prevention through Alternative Learning Styles, Unique You, Too Good For Drugs, Reach Out Now, and Stay on Track.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Brian E. RavencraftIf you have ever purchased a farm, a house, a tractor, or any other item that required financing, you know that there are many documents that must be signed when financing a purchase. Chances are you have signed documents with all kinds of terms related to principal amounts, interest rates, due dates and penalties. Although reading these documents can be somewhat terrifying, especially when reading the penalty provisions, these documents serve a purpose.For farming businesses that make loans to other family member or customers, these documents are the legal proof that establishes that they are entitled to money and how they are to be repaid. When a business goes to court to get a judgment against someone who has not paid them, they are expected to produce those documents to prove that they are owed money from a specific person. And the truth is we would not have it any other way. Fairness demands that if a business is demanding someone to pay them, they need to have written proof of it.Farming businesses, big and small, also need these documents to prove to their accountants and to the IRS the existence of those loans for tax purposes. There are times when businesses may feel that there is no need for these documents because it’s an inconvenience or they know the party that they are lending to. This is a big mistake. Recently, in the case of John M. Sensenig, et ux. v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2017-1, Code Sec(s) 166; 385; 6662; 7491, the tax court found that lack of documentation of loans was a major factor in the denial of bad debt loss deductions by a taxpayer. As a result, not only did the taxpayer lose major deductions for bad debt losses due to the lack of documentation, but the taxpayer incurred significant accuracy-related penalties as well.Just as a court would demand those documents in order for a farming business to be able to obtain a judgment against someone who owed them money, a tax court and the IRS will demand to see those same documents to prove that they are entitled to claim a bad debt loss deduction. Another wrinkle in the Sensenig case was that the loans made in that case were made between businesses that had common ownership. Due to the common ownership and the lack of formal documentation of the loans (among other things), those loans were not only not allowed to be claimed as bad debt losses but were treated as equity by the tax court, which has further significant accounting and tax consequences (not to mention headaches).Loans that are made to shareholders, members or other related businesses receive a high level of scrutiny from the IRS and tax courts. Not only does documentation play a major role in determining whether the loan should be treated as a loan or as an equity contribution, but so do things such as creditworthiness, relationship of the lender and debtor, attempts to collect the debt if delinquent, capital structure of the debtor, and other factors related terms of the repayment of the loan.Documentation of a loan is a critical first step in establishing that a loan should be treated as loan and nothing else such as a gift or equity.At Holbrook & Manter CPAs, we can help guide you and your business through the steps to effectively document and preserve any loan interests you and your farming business may have. Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through www.HolbrookManter.com or at [email protected]
Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Browsers#Google#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Last week, Google announced a change in how software can run on Android, the company’s mobile operating system which powers such devices as T-Mobile’s G1 and the upcoming MyTouch 3G. Instead of just allowing Java applications that run on Google’s Dalvik virtual machine, Android will now allow software that runs natively in on the Linux operating system itself. This will be made possible through a new toolset for developers, the Android Native Development Kit. The change may allow Mozilla to bring their young mobile browser, Fennec (aka “Firefox Mobile”) to the Android platform. Mobile is one platform that Mozilla has yet to conquer. Only recently, a second alpha version of Fennec was made available for Windows Mobile devices (version 6 and up). If the Android NDK provides the proper capabilities for bringing the mobile version of Firefox to Android, that would only be the second mobile platform that Fennec supports. According to a report from CNET, Mozilla is considering the possibilities. “I think our community would be interested in doing it, because Android will be appearing on more smartphones with the capabilities to provide a good browsing experience,” said Jay Sullivan, Mozilla’s vice president of mobile.The only question now is whether or not Fennec will ever have a shot at becoming a popular mobile browser. Although development is moving along at a reasonable pace, it’s certainly had its setbacks along the way…and it’s nowhere near a version 1.0 yet. Meanwhile, WebKit is taking the lead when it comes to browsers on many of today’s hottest smartphone platforms. The open-source WebKit code currently powers a lot of the newest browsers on the market including the one that ships on Android, iPhone’s Safari browser, and the browser on the Palm Pre. Where does that leave Fennec? Apparently, it leaves it competing against Opera, which already has a solid foothold on the other mobile platforms lacking a decent mobile browser – Opera even became the top mobile browser recently. Hopefully with the new NDK from Google, Fennec will be able to make its way onto at least one of the top smarthphone platforms out there. But we wonder: will anyone care when it arrives? sarah perez