Council Incumbents to Run Unopposed in Ocean City Election

first_imgCity Hall, 861 Asbury Ave. By Donald WittkowskiCity Council members Karen Bergman, Keith Hartzell and Peter Madden will, no doubt, feel extraordinarily confident of their chances of winning re-election when they step into the voting booth.That’s because the three incumbents will face absolutely no opposition in Ocean City’s May 8 municipal election.No other Council candidates submitted nominating petitions by Monday’s filing deadline, ensuring that Bergman, Hartzell and Madden will run unopposed for a new four-year term on the governing body.Mayor Jay Gillian, however, will be challenged by former Councilman John Flood in the mayoral election. As previously reported by OCNJDaily.com, both Gillian and Flood turned in their nominating petitions last week, setting up a clash between two experienced, high-profile politicians.Bergman, Hartzell and Madden, though, will face no such drama while running unopposed in the election for the three at-large Council seats. All three said Monday they believe the lack of opposition suggests that voters are satisfied with the direction the city is heading during their time on Council.“Generally, people are happy with the way things are going in Ocean City,” Madden said. “Right now, we’re working together and getting things done.”Incumbents Karen Bergman and Peter Madden are touting their teamwork.Madden, 40, who has served as Council president for the past two years, is seeking his second term. He is the broker and manager of the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach real estate office on Battersea Road.Bergman, who has been touting the teamwork between Council and Gillian’s administration, agreed with Madden about voter sentiment.“I think people are happy,” she said. “I don’t think people want to break up our team. That’s a good thing. I’m proud to be part of the Council and the administration.”Bergman, 56, won election in 2016 to fill the unexpired term of former at-large Councilman Michael Allegretto, who resigned in 2015 to become the city’s director of Community Services.Bergman served as a Second Ward councilwoman from 2008 to 2012, but chose not to seek re-election in 2012. She returned to the governing body in 2015, when she was unanimously appointed by Council to temporarily fill Allegretto’s vacant seat leading up to the 2016 election. She is the director of catering at the Flanders Hotel.Keith Hartzell, seen here during the Eagles’ Super Bowl run, is Council’s longest-serving member.Expressing surprise that no other candidates are running, Hartzell said he always assumed he would have an opponent when he began campaigning in January. Despite running unopposed, he said he still plans to go door to door to meet with voters in the next two months heading into the election.“I’m extremely humbled that I’m not going to be challenged. I hope that’s an indication that we’re doing a good job,” he said.Hartzell, 61, is the longest-serving member on Council. He first won election in 2006 and is seeking his fourth term. He is the regional sales manager for von Drehle Corp., a manufacturer of paper towels and tissue products.City Council includes seven members altogether. Council’s four ward seats were up for election in 2016.In the past two years, Council and the mayor have been focusing on an array of capital improvements, including beach replenishment, upgrades to the tourist-friendly Boardwalk, a series of drainage projects to reduce coastal flooding and the dredging of the shallow back bays.last_img read more

Five in demand Brisbane suburbs

first_img312 Manly Road, Manly WestSAVVY investors might want to look away from the inner city and towards the outer suburbs for strong property growth according to research from LocationScore.com.au.The property research site crunched the numbers across Brisbane’s suburbs and found that demand was strongest in a number of outer suburbs in 2017.Director of research Jeremy Sheppard said the company examined eight key indicators for demand over 12 months to find what suburbs were likely to grow. The top five high performing suburbs were within 10 to 20 kilometres from the CBD, eschewing conventional wisdom that closer to the city was better for price growth. “The reason that there is an increase in demand could be to do with infrastructure or it could be affordability,” Mr Sheppard said. “People could be priced out of the rest of the city so you can find that these affordable suburbs are getting a lot more interest.”To measure demand he included data such as days on market and vendor discounts, as well as less obvious measures like the numbers of online views on property websites like realestate.com.au.Across Brisbane units in Alexandra Hills, Manly West, Carseldine and Sunnybank Hills scored highly in demand. These units at Dorville Road in Carseldine could be set for an increase in value.This high demand for units in these suburbs was in stark contrast to the oversupply of units in the inner city, where oversupply and high vacancy rates have continued to cause a headache for investors. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoKenmore Hills in Brisbane’s southwest was the only suburb where demand for houses made the top five.Manly West’s unit market scored the highest of the five with a demand score of 74 out of 100. Bruce McIntyre at Ray White Coorparoo said the strong demand for units in Many West was mainly being driven by owner occupiers rather than investors. “A lot of young families are moving in,” Mr McIntyre said. Before buying up in the in these suburbs Mr Sheppard recommended potential investors check to see if many new housing developments were likely to be approved.“The last thing you want to do is invest in a market that is great right now that might have an oversupply in a few years,” he said.Brisbane’s most in demand suburbs.Manly West, Units, Location Score 74/100Sunnybank Hills, Units, Location Score 70/100Alexandra Hills, Units, Location Score 69/100Carseldine, Units, Location Score 69/100Kenmore Hills, Houses, Location Score 66/100last_img read more

Pee Wee Football

first_imgThe other night we drove by the Intermediate School and saw many Pee Wee football players practicing.  Some of these young athletes are so small I doubt if they can see across the desks they sit at in school.  When you look at these tiny mites, the debate begins over how young contact sports should start.Many experts, including former professional football players, believe contact football should not begin until an athlete is at least 12 years old.  Their theory is that these young bodies are not equipped to take the hits that contact sports can give them.  We all know that growth of these kids is not uniform, so putting an age on teams can result in physical mismatches.  These experts believe weight should determine how a league is set up.The other side of the debate states that the earlier you start an athlete in a sport, the better you can teach the proper techniques.  This is the theory on which Batesville’s Pee Wee League is based.  Coaches have been removed in the passed who failed to follow this policy.  I probably lean toward starting about age 10 when an athlete is at least in the 4th grade.  Maybe I’m wrong and maybe I’m right.  There is no cut and dried answer.last_img read more

Wellington Middle School scores and other things…

first_imgKaitlynHain7.3718thPR TaylorOwens7.3517th WillLong13.4511th Next meet for High School will be Thursday, Oct. 1st at Wedgewood Golf Course BellaBrusky9.1927thPR DakotaDry22.2147thPR ChanceHamel20.0930thPR JosephFriesen21.2441stPR Boys Varsity 5K Wellington Middle School Cross Country 2015  KadinHeacock22.5950thPR CarsonLeGrand22.5349thPR MackinzeTracy14.192ndYESPR ShelbyMcNamara16.0110thYESPR NathanHilt6.3620thPR LakenSmith6.2716thPR PeytonWitham18.0616th PR RJClift6.099thYESPR Girls Varsity 5KTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec Boys 1 mile Girls 1 mileTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec Next meet for this group will be in Halstead at the Wedgewood Golf Course -Oct.1 – 3:30  p.m. MorganBacon7.2312thYESPR MEET:OxfordDate:9/24/15Where: Winf.Vets Home        LexieScheufler6.181stYESPR OliviaSpeagle9.0625thPR Hosted by Halstead at 4:30 p.m. MacyGonzalez7.2413thYESPR Quotes from Charles Wallace: It was a cooler day for the Wellington Cross Country runners for the high school and sixth graders. There were 24 personal records plus one tying their own record and nine medal winners. All 6th graders made a great showing as they all ran in the seventh grade races. Jo Tredway beat her record in the 5K and marking a new school record aa first in the Top 10 All Time WHS list for the Girl’s 5K race. This is the first year the girls are running 5K. Lexie Scheufler not only was first with a medal but also finished fifth on the WMS Top 10 All time list. Tyler Brown also made the top 10 list in our Wellington Hargis Creek meet, coming in fifth on the all time top 10 list for WMS.Sumner County sports scheduleFriday, Sept. 25, 2015Friday night football (games at 7 p.m.).Wellington at Clearwater.Argonia-Attica at Pratt SkylineW. Trinity at Belle PlaineCV-Dexter at CaldwellConway Springs at DouglassFlinthills at OxfordC. Burden at South Haven.Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015WHS VOLLEYBALL — Varsity at Circle, 9 a.m. C Team Tournament at Clearwater, 3 p.m.WHS TENNIS — Tournament of Champions at Collegiate, 8 a.m.——— If you have a score and/or news that is not included in the list of events above, tell your coach or send us a report at [email protected] Follow us on Twitter. KorbinJones6.057thYESPR MEET:OxfordDate:9/24/15Where: Winf.Vets Home JoannaTredway22.3812thYESPR CamdenParkey6.2414thYESPR JoseyWolf8.3424thPR-tied TannerDillon14.1313thPR Boys JV 2 miles by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington Middle School Thursday scores, schedules through Tuesday…Seventh grade footballWellington 14 El Dorado 6. First game of the season. Eighth grade footballWellington 48 El Dorado 12. Eighth grade volleyball: A team25-19 win22-25 loss15-7 win.Gracie Rausch    7 assists, 5 digs. Jennifer Jensen  1 kill, 3 digs, 4 acesLindsey Scheufler 6 kills, 1 block 2 digs, 1 ace, 4 assists. Hanna Hawks 3 kills, 7 assists, 2 aces, 7 assists.Elise LeGrand 4 kills, 1 block, 1 dig Hope Maxwell  2 digsCassandra Moody 4 killsB Team 25-19 win25-11 winHunter Hain 1 kill 9 aces, 4 assists, 2 digs. Kylie Lloyd  2 kills, 4 aces. Lexi Jimenez 3 kills, 1 aces, 4 assists.Makenna Pingry 1 ace. Kameryn Gerten 2 kills, 2 aces, 2 digs. Mackenzie Heacock 3 digs.Both teams are now 1-1 in league standings. Overall A team: 4-4Overall B team: 6-7Seventh grade volleyball: Seventh Grade Volleyball teams win against El Dorado.Seventh Grade A vs. El Dorado25-12W25-23 WSeventh Grade B vs. El Dorado 16-25 L 25-23 W18-16 W———WMS TENNIS: The Wellington Middle School girls tennis team traveled to Haysville West Thursday.  The Lady Knights dominated their opponent winning every match but two.  Winners were:Singles:  Kylie Aufdengarten, Tori Lewellen, Rylee Rusk, Calli Hatfield, Natalie Henning, Olivia Brand, Jocey Hook, Payton Ginter and Emberly GonzeaezDoubles:  Aufdengarten/Lewellen, Rusk/Hatfield, Henning/Brand and Ginter/Gonzalez. ———WHS and SIXTH GRADE CROSS COUNTRY TaylorSears8.3223rdPR AshleyHisey19.2520th PR DylanDickinson6.3017thPR BlakeBales17.3023rd Girls JV 2 miles Wellington High School Cross Country 2015 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Holly V. · 253 weeks ago Since you like to get so detailed with the happenings in tennis, cross country and volleyball why don’t you do the same for the 7th and 8th grade football teams? Those kids deserve the same recognition of all the other sports. Not to mention the police note information you post, you have no trouble putting all the details there. If this post is not approved that’s sad and if your a true reporter you’ll honor freedom of speech from all and not just yourself!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Good students easier to coach – St Jago Manning Cup coach Laing underscores value of academics

first_imgGlen Laing, football coach at St Jago High School, says good student-athletes are easier to coach. Laing, who guided St Jago to the Super Cup and Walker Cup semi-finals last season, is challenging his colleagues to emphasise academics with their charges. Speaking days before St Jago started their 2016 campaign with a 3-0 away win over Campion College, Laing lamented the current state of Jamaican football. “What’s happening in Jamaican football is just a travesty right now,” he said. “If we have more coaches who are serious about the youngsters not only playing, but learning, because if they are learning in the schools, it’s easier to coach them.” Continuing on the education theme, he explained: “So we are emphasising on them learning, so when they come to the football, it’s easier for them to understand the tactical play that we want them to put out on the field.” In a reflection of the recent success of Germany at the World Cup and the Olympics, he concluded: “You’re just hoping that our guys can learn good in the schools, so when we have them on the field and show them some of those plays, it will just be automatic.” St Jago will be back in action against Calabar High School tomorrow. The match will be played at the Spanish Town Prison Oval, Spanish Town, with kick off set for 3.30 p.m.last_img read more

Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments She also spoke about her father, Richard Williams, and his upcoming induction into the American Tennis Association’s Hall of Fame. Williams coached Serena and her fellow champion sister, Venus, from when they were children until they were winning titles as adults.“That’s really wonderful and I know he is really excited about that and I am, too,” she said. “I was just with him yesterday and we talked about it. It was great.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Williams says being the mother of an infant daughter makes the issue more important to her.“This could be something that my daughter could face and that’s not cool,” she said at a Purple Purse event. “I want her to know that she can always talk to me, and talk to other people. That maybe she doesn’t have a voice, maybe she can’t use her voice, but we can be her voice, we can support her in so many different ways,” Williams said.Williams was pregnant with 9-month-old Olympia Ohanian when she won the Australian Open in January 2017. She returned to Grand Slam play last month at the French Open but had to withdraw after reaching the fourth round due to a pectoral chest injury.Williams says she anticipates being healthy for next month’s Wimbledon tournament.“Oh that’s a plan, absolutely, absolutely, and I’ve been working toward it,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Clippers come out of NBA Draft 1st round with new-look backcourt MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Professional tennis player Serena Williams appears at an event to launch a national street art campaign with Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to make domestic violence and financial abuse visible, at TicTail Market on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — Serena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldn’t just center around women, but men as well.The tennis superstar says education about domestic abuse should start when men are young boys.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I think expanding the conversation to men and expanding the conversation to young boys, it’s so important,” she said in an interview on Wednesday.“This is a human rights issue. We should all be treated the same. We should be treated equal. With domestic abuse, it doesn’t care what color you are, what background you’re from,” she continued.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s important to get the message out there — to our young men, to our boys, to our daughters — to let that new generation, and let the generation now know that, let’s stop this. Let’s change this. Let’s create a better us.”The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion is the ambassador for the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse initiative, which aims to help stop domestic abuse and what it calls the financial abuse that can accompany such relationships. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more