Mayor-Elect Warren Is Youngest Yet

first_imgJesse Warren’s smile was beaming ear to ear as friends, loved ones, and campaign members surrounded him after the Southampton Village election results were announced on Friday night, June 21. The 36-year-old beat out incumbent Michael Irving 450-405 to become the youngest mayor in village history.“We had every party, every group, every age group come out to vote,” said Warren, who’s owned Tenet on Main Street since 2010, and is a member of the village Planning Commission. “Even Southampton High School students came out to vote today. We reached out to every single person in the community, we canvased every single street, and we tried to connect with everyone. This campaign was about being open to everybody and representing everybody, and that’s exactly what I want to do.”There will also be a slew of fresh new faces on the village board. Seeking their first two-year trustee terms were Mark Parash, Andrew Pilaro, and Joseph McLoughlin, looking to fill the shoes of longtime board members Nancy McGann and Bill Hattrick who had opted not to run again. Parash, a lifelong resident and owner of Sip ’n’ Soda luncheonette, won over voters with 643 backers, while Pilaro, the president of CAP Properties Limited, a family-operated investment firm, edged out McLoughlin 443-433 for the second seat. McLoughlin, also a lifelong resident, and the youngest of the group to run, at 29 years old, is also a member of the Planning Commission.Irving, who had served as mayor the last two years, and was a trustee for over 10 years prior, said he can’t argue with what the people want.“In any election, it’s the people of the community that are speaking, and they feel he can do a better job,” the incumbent said. “It’s been a lot of work — a tremendous amount of work — but it’s been an absolute honor to serve the village.”He laughed when saying he’s looking forward to taking a break, adding the best part is he can now go to the grocery store without getting stopped in every aisle. Irving said he does not plan to seek office in the future. For Warren though, it’s right to work. “There’s a lot that needs to get done,” Warren said. “I feel extremely honored to be elected and honored to have the opportunity to serve every single resident and every single stakeholder and person in this village. I could not be happier. I’m looking forward to getting to work, working hard, and bringing forward some of the needed change to Southampton Village; working with everybody and being extremely inclusive to get that done.”[email protected] Jesse Warren is congratulated by family, friends, and campaign members following the announcement of his 450-405 win over incumbent Michael Irving for Southampton Village mayor. Joe McLoughlin in 2019center_img Sharelast_img read more

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Pauke Siaka is our 2018 Lewas Medal Winner

first_img“My first trip outside PNG was when we went to South Africa in 2008. That was a hard one – that was pressure. But now I’m used to it” Veteran Pauke Siaka won the 2018 Lewas Medal for her performances on the field between the 1st January 2017 to 31st May 2018. During this time, she was a vital member of the team that went to Sri Lanka for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier and to Japan for the ICC Womens World T20 East-Asia Pacific Qualifier. The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas had a tough tournament in Sri Lanka but Pauke had a match to remember. Picking up 6/19 against Scotland – a leading Associate Member. “The match against Scotland was my favourite. I’ve taken 4/5 wickets in a math earlier – playing club Cricket or at the EAP level – but this was special because it was against Scotland, a leading Associate Cricket team” In Japan however, the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas had a very different tournament in terms of results, and clinched qualifying the East-Asia Pacific Title in dramatic style, beating Samoa – who they had lost to in the second match of the tournament – in the final match. Pauke Siaka carried the team home in Japan alongside Brenda Tau. These were the memorable performances by Siaka, littered among many consistent outings for the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas, that led to her winning the prestigious award. The 2018 Lewas Medal was given to Siaka by Kune Amini, the first ever captain of the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas and was the second time Siaka received the award. “I am feeling very feeling very happy, proud and thankful for winning the Lewas award. I am just as thrilled about this one as I was when I won my first medal. The entire team congratulated me, which was special. It has given me more confidence to go out there and perform better at the Qualifiers in Netherlands. It doesn’t add any pressure though – it’s not the first time I am representing my country” The nonchalance with which she speaks about getting the award is typical of how Siaka takes to the game. Cool, calm and collected in any position. While bowling or batting. Whether her team is winning or losing. “I come in at number 4 and my role is to keep the run rate going. I enjoy bowling just as much though. I am the 4th or 5th bowler in the unit. I try and do as much as I can for the team and as a senior member, I try and absorb the pressure for the youngsters because it does not effect me as much. That’s because I was lucky to have senior players around me and got encouragement and support from them. Now I try and do the same for the youngsters in our team.” This is our 2nd major T20 tournament for the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas and Pauke Siaka. She enjoys this version just as much as One Day Internationals and for Papua New Guinea to benefit from her performances, it is best that our champion Pauke Siaka continues to enjoys herself as much as she can on the field. The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas travel to Netherlands next week to play in the ICC Womens T20 World Cup Qualifiers.last_img read more

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Man Utd 3 – 1 Chelsea

first_imgManchester United went two points clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Chelsea in a highly eventful encounter at Old Trafford.The scoreline barely starts to tell the story of a game that was a mixture of madcap moments, missed opportunities and high quality that ended with Sir Alex Ferguson’s champions maintaining their 100% league record.United were three up at half-time with goals from Chris Smalling, Nani and Wayne Rooney as Chelsea contributed to their own downfall courtesy of poor defending and a dismal failure to take the chances that came their way.Fernando Torres, lively throughout, scored his first goal of the season with a fine finish just after half-time but his improved performance will be scarred by his astonishing late miss at the Stretford End when he shot wide of an open goal after skipping around United goalkeeper David de Gea.It spared some embarrassment for Rooney, who earlier missed a penalty in farcical circumstances when he slipped haplessly as he ran up to take his kick.Rooney’s misfortune did not prove costly though as United took advantage of another slip-up which came 200 miles away, when neighbours Manchester City blew a two-goal lead at Fulham. Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas suffered his first defeat since his arrival at Stamford Bridge – and his first league loss since his Academica side went down 3-2 at home to Benfica in Portugal in April 2010. He may take some comfort from the fact Chelsea held their own for long periods but were ultimately let down by moments of weakness at both ends.United have been devastating when offered opportunities this season. And so it proved when poor marking from Ashley Young’s free-kick left Smalling unattended to head powerfully past Petr Cech, although the visitors felt he was offside.Chelsea were not discouraged by the early setback though and wasted two chances to equalise before the game was taken out of their reach in the closing stages of the first half.Torres scuffed an angled finish after Anderson carelessly conceded possession and another culprit was Ramires, who was guilty of an awful miss in the 25th minute. The impressive Juan Mata played in Torres, who unselfishly squared the ball for Ramires in front of an open goal, but his weak finish allowed De Gea to make a scrambling save.Chelsea paid a huge price for Ramires’ generosity as United struck twice before half-time to put themselves firmly in control. Nani scored the second with a spectacular rising drive from the edge of the area nine minutes before the interval and Rooney, inevitably, was the man on the spot as United increased their lead in the closing seconds of the half. John Terry’s clearance struck Nani and rolled invitingly into Rooney’s path for the simplest of finishes.It prompted Villas-Boas into making a change with Nicolas Anelka coming on to replace Frank Lampard – a switch that had an instant impact as the Frenchman played in Torres within a minute of the restart for the sort of finish that was his trademark at the height of his powers.Chelsea suddenly had hope but it looked to have been snatched away when United were awarded a penalty in the 55th minute. Nani struck the bar after cutting inside and was then hauled down by Bosingwa as he chased the rebound.Rooney exchanged smiles with England colleague Terry as he waited to run up but Chelsea’s captain had the last laugh as the striker slipped as he took the kick and missed the target.Torres was showing real signs of sharpness, meanwhile, as he brought another save from De Gea, but Rooney was also in the mood and rolled an effort against the foot of the post with Cech beaten. There was no excuse for Torres, however, when he somehow failed to score his second with seven minutes left. He sidestepped De Gea with ease and composure at the Stretford End then, with an open goal at his mercy, missed the target hopelessly as the taunts for the former Liverpool striker rang around Old Trafford.The action continued right until the final whistle as Cole cleared off the line from United substitute Dimitar Berbatov after he was set up by Rooney.last_img read more

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Woody Harrelson, Jamie Foxx, Marisa Tomei, Will Ferrell & more to stage live performances of classic ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ episodes for ABC

first_imgPhoto by Ron Eisenberg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Jimmy Kimmel and legendary TV show creator Norman Lear have tapped major Hollywood talent for upcoming live performances of classic episodes of All In The Family and its spin-off, The Jeffersons.Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” will feature Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei as his wife Edith and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper as their daughter, Gloria Stivik.Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx will play George Jefferson, Wanda Sykes will play Weezie; Will Ferrell will play their neighbor Tom Willis, and Justina Machado will play Florence, their sassy maid.This 90-minute special airs live Wednesday, May 22, starting at 8 p.m. on ABC.The two beloved sitcoms were anything but politically correct — in an era that predated the term — and managed to address hot-button issues like racism, divorce, interracial marriage, poverty, politics and even sexual assault.“They have said over and over again that these two shows were meant for the ’70s and would not work today. We disagree with them and are here to prove, with two great casts depicting All in the Family and The Jeffersons, the timelessness of human nature,” Lear said in a statement.“I cannot wait to see what these glorious performers make in our time of these indelible characters, and I couldn’t be more grateful for Jimmy Kimmel, Sony and ABC for their collective willingness to conceive and pursue this never-been-done-before event.”Kimmel added, “The fact that a group of Oscar winners eagerly agreed to play these iconic characters is a testament to the greatness of these shows and their creator, Norman Lear. To be a part of this is a dream come true for me and for everyone involved.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Comedy Central sticking with ’90s vibe with ‘Ren & Stimpy’ reboot

first_imgNickelodeon(NEW YORK) — Everything old is new again.  Weeks after announcing that Beavis & Butt-Head are getting the reboot treatment on Comedy Central the network has announced it’s bringing back The Ren & Stimpy Show.The Emmy-nominated series that debuted on Nickelodeon in 1991 quickly found an adult audience, thanks to its rapid-fire humor and groundbreaking animated style. Its five seasons introduced fans to bizarre characters like Muddy Mudskipper, Horse, Powdered Toast Man and, of course, every kid’s favorite toy, Log.  It’s style strongly influenced subsequent shows, including Beavis & Butt-Head and SpongeBob SquarePants.The new version is clearly targeting that adult audience of a certain age.  “Ren & Stimpy joins our rapidly expanding roster of adult animation including South Park, Beavis and Butt-Head and Clone High as we continue to reimagine our treasure chest of beloved IP [intellectual property] for new generations,” according to Chris McCarthy, president of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group.The network also recently announced that Tracee Ellis-Ross would voice the lead character in another animated series, Jodie, a spin-off of the ’90s MTV series Daria, which itself was a spin-off of Beavis & Butthead.By Stephen IervolinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Watson on the warpath

first_img2nd Wayne Peppernell (15) 33pts3rd Bob Stokes (14) 32pts4th Anne Stokes (15) 31ptsB Flight1st Chris Walsh (23) 33pts2nd Niall Caven (18) 30pts3rd Harry Lankoff (19) 29pts4th Tip Briney (19) 29ptsDecember 11 marked the first anniversary of the sad passing of our old friend Leigh Abbey, at Burapha, and it was decided to dedicate the Links Golf day at Mountain Shadow to his memory.Many friends turned out and the large field was divided into two flights.  The course was looking a little jaded with some patchy fairways but still had the capacity to test and frustrate golfers who dared to stray from the short stuff.Scores followed previous visits, with golfers posting average or less cards, with one exception.  In the second flight a better back nine was enough for Harry Langkoff to shake off the challenge of Tip Briney for third place with 29 points.  Niall Caven posted another steady score of 30 points for second and Irishman Chris Walsh went three better to take the flight.In the top flight Scotland’s Bob Stokes took third with 32, nudging his partner Anne into fourth on 31.  Second place went to Wayne Peppernell with 33 solid points whilst the group’s best golfer, Bob Watson shot a gross 75 to give him 37 points, the day’s sole sub-par round.Near pins were won by Maurice Roberts, Tip Briney, Bob Watson and Harry Langkoff while the consolation prizes were won by Ralph McConnell (best front nine, 18 points) and Colin Smith (best back nine, 16 points).John Mason kindly sponsored four more technical prizes, the winners being Bob Stokes in flight 1 (near pin, second shot, hole 10) and Harry Langkoff (second flight). The best par-three total of 8 points was registered by Peter Wilson, on count-back, and the best par-five total was an excellent 10 points by Phil Davies.Wednesday, Dec. 13, Bangpra – StafledfordA Flight1st Bob Watson (4) 39pts2nd Colin Smith (13) 35pts3rd Wayne Peppernell (15) 35ptsB Flight1st Harry Lankoff (19) 38pts2nd Tony Browne (19) 36pts3rd Jim Doran (20) 34ptsBob Watson is maintaining great form and with another sub-handicap round, 39 points at 73 gross, he ran away with yet another green jacket.  There were others in the A flight and the next three players all returned scores of 35 points with the count-back giving Colin Smith second spot, Wayne Peppernell third and Brian Talbot just missing out.B flight players have higher handicaps, but still posted some good scores on a fairly difficult track.  Harry Lankoff amassed a very creditable 38 points to go to the top ahead of the consistent Tony Browne on 36.  Then came a traffic jam at the 34 points mark with 4 players needing to be split, and it was Jim Doran tipping out Kim Thomsen for third place.Four near pins went to Bob Watson, Tony Browne, Ralph McConnell and Colin Smith.Best consolation nines went to Brian Talbot (front, 19pts), and Dave LeHane (back, 22pts).Friday, Dec. 15, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordA Flight1st Steve Truelove (10) 36pts2nd Maurice Roberts (12) 35pts3rd Phil Davies (11) 35ptsB Flight1st Tony Browne (19) 41pts2nd Mick Coghlan (21) 37pts3rd John Coetzee (22) 36ptsTony Browne overcame a recent bout of the shanks to post a terrific 41 points today and easily win B flight and the green jacket for the best score of the round.In his wake came Mick Coghlan with a well put together sub-handicap round of 37 points, and John Coetzee, in his first game with Links, took out third place on 36.The A flight saw big hitting Steve Truelove hardly believing his 36 points could get him a first place, but it did.  Sparring partners, Maurice Roberts and Phil Davies, playing in the same group, fought it out for second spot, both on 35 points, with Maurice narrowly winning the count-back.We had near pins on each of the Par 3s and these were won by Pierre Cere (5), Colm O’Donovan (7), Wayne Peppernell (12) and Helene Lindberg (16)Best nines for non-winners went to Frank Riley (front, 21pts) and Niels Peter (back, 20pts). Bob Watson (left) with Phil Davies.The Pattaya Links Golf SocietyMonday, Dec. 11,Mt. Shadow – StablefordA Flight1st Bob Watson (4) 37ptslast_img read more

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Friday 601 Darts League

first_imgResults & Standings April 5 (week 12) Taffy’s Bar ‘B’9183-472 Jantha Coffee House12394-306 Results:  Jantha Coffee (3-1)-(6-0) v Taffy’s Bar ‘A’, Load Out Bar (2-0)-(7-1) v Legends Darts TeamPWLB/L+/-Pts Legends Darts97262314 Loadout Bar12394-426 Dang’s Bar107373814 Taffy’s Bar ‘A’1010065820last_img

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‘The Admiral’ sails home in first

first_imgBack in the clubhouse after a quick round of 4 hours, farewells were given to Per Svensen and Jim Carrick.Dave Richardson had a great day with 40 points to win ahead of Brian Saaterup in second on 39 and Peter Fagerlund took third on a count back from Takeshi Hakozaki in fourth, both with 37 points, while Mike Winfield placed fifth on 35.1st Dave Richardson (26) 40pts2nd Brian Saaterup (21) 39pts3rd Peter Fagerlund (22) 37pts4th Takeshi Hakozaki (13) 37pts5th Mike Winfield (23) 35ptsThursday’s outing to Plutaluang was cancelled before the players even left the Kronborg, due to the inclement weather conditions on the day. The course on the day, though not its former pristine self, was in playable condition with bumpy greens from being cored last month. PSC golf from the Café KronborgMonday, July 9, Crystal Bay – StablefordStableford was the game on Monday and the Crystal Bay B and C loops were the test.  We had an on time departure and a travel time of 45 minutes up Sukumvit to the course.  Tee-off came under overcast skies with a stiff wind out of the south and the sound of thunder to the distant east for the whole round.last_img read more

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Red-hot Ice battle Blazers

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsLuke Bertolucci, who will represent B.C. at the Canada Games next month in Halifax, leads the Kootenay Ice back into action as the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League resumes play following the Christmas break.Bertolucci and the rest of the Ice play host to the Thompson Blazers Saturday and Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Ice has been on fire of late, undefeated in four games.Leading the Ice is Nelson’s Dryden Hunt and Bertolucci. Hunt leads Kootenay in scoring with nine goals and 19 assists.Bertolucci, scoring for Team B.C. during an exhibition game during the holiday break, is right behind with 10 goals and 17 assists.Kootenay currently sits in tenth spot in the 11-team league with 5-13-6 record, but is only eight points out of six spot.The teams open the two-game set Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The series concludes Sunday beginning at 11:15 [email protected]last_img read more

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Succession Planning for Loss Prevention Careers

first_imgAn effective leader will help their employees progress through each stage of their professional development.Building a successful loss prevention career has always been predicated on the commitment to professional growth and development. Working in a business as dynamic as retail, it is essential that we remain flexible in our methods and progressive in our approach to a global retail market. As the business moves forward change comes quickly, and our skills and abilities must evolve to meet the needs and expectations of a new professional standard.But true growth must be built on a solid foundation. Especially when we consider the pace of change, we find that success is largely based on the refinement of the fundamental principles that anchor our skills and our decision making. By expanding on our foundation of knowledge, we give ourselves a stronger and more stable base to build upon. We reinforce our futures by broadening our opportunities.- Sponsor – Opportunities Leaders open doors for their team members; they don’t fight to keep them caged. If a member of your team has the ability to take your place, you should help get them there. If their interests and passions fall in some other aspect of the business, you should help them get there as well. If their abilities and aspirations are otherwise limited, that’s fine too—as long as you’ve taken steps to help them reach their fullest potential and they remain an effective part of your team.Encouraging opportunity is an important element of effective leadership. Most loss prevention associates enjoy (or at least appreciate) leaders who can help make them better and can help them to move forward. Most individuals want to be given the opportunity to do a good job, contribute to the team, and be recognized for a job well done. The effort and enthusiasm, the trust and loyalty will be rewarded with greater productivity and will create a spokesperson for your entire program.Evaluating Talent The ability to evaluate talent is a key element in any succession planning program. Properly assessing the pool of talent and matching those talents with the future needs of the organization cannot be understated. Not having the right talent in place greatly impacts our growth and productivity, and limits our departmental and business potential. Effective succession management is a vital resource in steering the strategic direction of an organization by helping to find, assess, monitor and develop the professionals necessary to drive the future of the company.While talent assessment is typically not a transparent process (individuals who have been designated as high potential are seldom directly told of this designation to avoid raising expectations), most employees receive feedback about their developmental needs as well as suggested activities for further growth in their loss prevention career. Best practices emphasize the importance of specific, individualized plans for each employee to include coaching, training programs, special assignments and online loss prevention courses. Individual plans emphasize those developmental activities that are best suited for the employee, making the process simpler and more efficient to implement, monitor and adjust when necessary.Employee Retention Long term retention never hinges solely on money, and there are a variety of factors that come into play when making such decisions. The working environment, how much we enjoy our jobs, how challenged we feel, the opportunities that are available and our personal and professional quality of life will all influence our decision making as well. The most important factor in succession management is to successfully match the current and future needs of the organization with the talents and aspirations of the individuals on your team.The best way to keep talented people in LP jobs (or any jobs) is to provide them with viable growth opportunities that keep them challenged and focused, stretching their potential and keeping them moving in a positive and productive direction. Understanding the developmental needs of your employees, discussing their career paths, focusing available resources on the right programs staying aware of potential growth opportunities and communicating effectively with your team will pay big dividends in the long run. They will appreciate the time, attention and energy that you are investing in them and help you develop and maintain a superior staff.   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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