Red Raiders Look for Winning Home Finale

first_imgThe Red Raiders slug it out against Highland last Friday in rainy and windy conditions. (Photos courtesy OCHSfootball.com)  By Tim KellyOcean City High School’s football team received a nice surprise when it was informed it would host Washington Township on Thursday.It was originally believed the Red Raiders (3-5) would be on the road for their New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Group 4 tournament consolation game. But when the word came down from the state’s governing body of high school sports, the Raiders were assigned to face Washington Township in a 6 p.m. contest at Carey Stadium.In his weekly email to friends of the program, Head Coach Kevin Smith thanked the fans who braved the hour’s drive, the rain and the wind last Friday for Ocean City’s near miss against heavily favored Highland and urged supporters to come out for the final home game.The Raiders were one yard and one play away from tying or taking the lead at the end of the first-round playoff game, and Smith indicated he would have gone for the win. “I really believed we were going to score on the fourth-and-goal and then go for it and make it and pull off the upset,” Smith said. “It’s a shame we couldn’t get it done. Our guys really played their hearts out.”Quarterback Ian Aungst, seen here in a pre-season drill, went on to compile the most single-season passing yardage in Ocean City history.If there was a silver lining to the game, there was a major school record set. Senior quarterback Ian Aungst’s 242 passing yards against Highland brought him to 1,633 for the season, the most passing yardage in a season in Ocean City history. It shattered the old mark of 1,567 yards set in 2009 by Chris Curran. Aungst figures to add to that total on Thursday night.“Congrats to Ian (and to) all the receivers and linemen who helped make this happen,” Smith said. “It is truly a team accomplishment.”The Washington Township Minutemen (3-6) have one common opponent with the Red Raiders, Egg Harbor Township. The Eagles lost 19-12 to Washington Township and 25-6 to Ocean City.Washington Township is coming off a 34-3 blowout loss to powerhouse Williamstown in its first round playoff game. They also lost to the Braves in the regular season and to other quality opponents such as Holy Spirit and Kingsway in the West Jersey Football League’s tough Royal Division. In their first round game the Minutemen hung tough, to trail 13-3 at halftime. But Williamstown reeled off 21 unanswered third quarter points to virtually settle the issue. Ocean City has not tasted victory since blanking Absegami 9-0 on Sept. 21. However, they have been in every game and lost in heartbreaking fashion to Oakcrest in overtime, Mainland on a walk-off 41-yard field goal and Triton after leading in the fourth quarter.It is a tribute to the players and coaches that OC bounced back from each of these tough losses and continued to play hard-nosed football.  The Raiders have one more game after Thursday. They will play their traditional Thanksgiving Day rivalry game against Pleasantville. Jaden Tocci-Rogers (6) and Brandon Lin (50) scramble for a loose ball against Highland.last_img read more

New vacancy figures reveal where it’s gotten a little easier to find a rental property

first_imgThere are more properties available for rent in Brisbane now including this house at 13 Leura Ave, Hawthorne which is listed for $850. Picture: realestate.com.auNEW vacancy figures reveal where it has become a little easier and a little harder to find a rental property.According to data released by SQM Research, Brisbane vacancy rates have increased from 2.5 per cent in February 2016 to 3.3 per cent this year.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThings have become a little tighter in Melbourne with its vacancy rate down to just 1.7 per cent — a ten year low.Sydney’s vacancy rate is also tight at 1.9 per cent, down from 2.5 per cent just three months ago.Nationally there were 78,029 rental homes available in February according to the data. bringing the national vacancy rate to 2.4 per cent.Perth recorded the highest vacancy rate of 4.8 per cent, followed by Darwin at 3.8 per cent.Adelaide’s rate was a respectable 2 per cent and Hobart’s the lowest at just 0.7 per cent.last_img read more

Overturned semi on 421 near proving grounds

first_imgMadison, IN— U.S. 421 has been closed since around 6 am between County Road 400 North and State Road 250 in Jefferson County due to an overturned semi. INDOT reports there is significant roadway damage. Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route if possible as the road will be closed for some time for clean-up and road repair.  Officials report the driver, hauling steel on the trailer, sustained injuries in the accident, but no official cause of the accident has been declared.last_img read more

Miami Carnival Spotlights Board Member Gilda Swasey

first_imgSOUTH FLORIDA – As we celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month, Miami Carnival spotlights their Board Member Gilda Swasey.Q: What is your backstory?A: I was born in the beautiful county of  Belize, Central America. I am the daughter of a farmer and the 5th child of 9. I graduated from Belize Teachers College.  I taught school in Belize for the Seventh Day Adventist and the government of Belize. I started a school call Biscayne in Belize, with the assistance of my father Geoffrey and brother Norman.We began with 37 students and now have over 100 students. I was a pioneer school teacher for the Belmopan Junior School when the capital was moved inland to Belmopan because of flooding from hurricanes. I migrated to the United States, NY then CA  at age 21. I earned my fellow designation, LUTCF  from the American College. Did Radio and Television broadcasting at the Colombia School of Broadcasting in Hollywood, CA.Hosted Caribbean Connection Radio show in CA and Your Hour of Power for  WAVS 1170 in Florida.I started my Insurance Career as a manager at the Thomas Kline Insurance Agency in Beverly Hill, CA.  I then opened my own agency, Hill Insurance and Annuity Services in Glendale, CA, where we housed 50  brokers.When I relocated to South Florida in 1992, I continued in this business working for companies like Western and Southern Life and AIG as manager and then recruiter Trainer.After a few months in retirement in 2017, I decided that I could continue doing what I loved by mentoring and training up and coming insurance agents.  I launched Access Life Financial in that same year.Because of the relationships, I have been fortunate enough to build over the years, recruiting agents to my agency was a smooth and easy process. Once agents were made aware of Access Life Financial, they joined the agency.I currently have 45 brokers at Access Life Financial. Q: The most challenging part of being an entrepreneur?A: Not having enough hours in the day to work with new agents who need you.Q: Most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur?A: Seeing agents grow and become successful, earning a living at the same time helping families protect their loved ones in the event of death or critical, chronic or terminal illness, planning their retirement, college funding, mortgage protection or simply replacing income. Watching them cross the stage at conventions to receive awards they work so hard to achieve and knowing you had a hand in it.Q: Favorite Social media channel?A: LinkedInQ: Favorite book?A: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” by Aaron Ralston, whom I had the chance to meet personally.Q: Favorite quote?A: Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be or do. Brian Tracy. I try to instill this in my daughter and my granddaughters and anyone who looks up to me for advice.Miami Carnival will be held on Sunday, October 13th.last_img read more

Opportunities galore at this weekend’s Dungloe Enterprise Fair

first_imgTwo ambitious students from NUI Galway are preparing to host a much-anticipated Enterprise Fair in their hometown this weekend. The Dungloe Enterprise Fair will take place on July 28th from 12-6pm in the Waterfront Hotel.The event has been organised by Caolán Ward and Liane Greene, who have set out to promote the business potential in their local area. They are aiming to attract attendees of the Mary from Dungloe Festival and showcase the all the ongoing enterprise activity to the diaspora. The event will feature many exhibition stands from local businesses, along with discussion panels featuring representatives from Randox, Optum, Bord Fáilte, Udaras, ETB, gTeic, Credit Unions, Bank of Ireland, AIB and Donegal Airport and many more.The students’ display of initiative has impressed many people in Dungloe. “The whole town is talking about these two students. They have big futures ahead,” said one local person.Through their college experience, Caolan and Liane wanted to highlight the job opportunities which exist in West Donegal and to bring together businesspeople to network and find out what supports are available. The event has received much endorsement from local personalities, business leaders and politicians. Optum CEO Padraig Monaghan, Mark Sharkey CEO of The Cope Dungloe, and representatives from Randox will all be in attendance.For people looking to further their careers, boost their business and tap into new potential, this is an event not to be missed.Opportunities galore at this weekend’s Dungloe Enterprise Fair was last modified: July 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessCaolan Warddungloe enterprise fairLiane GreeneWest Donegallast_img read more