LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A senior campaign official tells The Associated Press that former White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders plans to run for Arkansas governor. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The official said Sanders plans to announce her candidacy Monday. The daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sanders had been widely expected to run for the office after leaving the White House. She joins a GOP primary that includes Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Current GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson barred by term limits from seeking re-election next year.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA motion passed at Wednesday’s Alpena Township Board of Trustees meeting that would allow the fire commission to seek bids to audit the Alpena Township Fire Department.The department has multiple revenue streams that’s poured into a general fund, and whatever expenses the fire department have, money gets taken out of that fund. The commission wants to measure the expenses and revenue of the department.However, tensions rose as treasurer Laura Ellery-Somers and clerk Karie Bleau worked to knock down trustees Norm Poli and Nathan Thomson’s recommendation as pointless.“I have offered numerous times to share all of the financial information relative to the fire department,” said Bleau.Supervisor Nathan Skibbe said there’s no harm in the fire commission seeking bids. He said it’ll come at zero cost to the board. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Gone to the Snow Dogs YouTube Channel Helps put Alpena on the MapNext ACC makes credit transfers easier read more
The Backyard Golf SocietyTurning up at Emerald golf course for our weekly game of golf it was somewhat of a surprise to see we had a total of 17 players! Due to a lack of communications we only had our normal 3 tee times but thanks to the starter at the course everyone managed to get a game. John Mac took the game win with a 20 to 19 back nine score to just push Neville into second. Nearest the pin went to new man Tony C and the skin results were as follows: John Mac (6), Neville (3), Dan M (3), Dangle (2), Tom B (2), and finally Bernie (2).Note: To save any problems in the future, can members bringing extra players please be sure to phone Dave up beforehand to make sure we have enough tee times! On a lighter matter, congratulations to Andy M for becoming a father (again) and we all wish the best for the future to him, Joy and the baby boy.
PSC Golf from the Ferdinand GolfMonday, March 9, Greenwood A & C – StablefordThis was the third of our Monthly Tournaments and once again we had a terrific number of golfers participating in the event, which had many lucrative rewards including prizes on every hole for A & B flights and a fabulous prize for a hole in one on the par three C8 hole. There were also prizes for the top five in each flight and the chance to qualify for a place in the Ferdinand Championship Tournament, to be played at the end of this year. Checking in went extremely smoothly with our first tee time at 10.40 am from 2 tees, A & C and our first groups were able to get away a few minutes ahead of schedule. The weather was terrific but fairly hot and the golf course was in terrific shape and with very few delays during the round there were practically no reports of slow play. Many thanks go to the Greenwood management & staff for their help & cooperation during the event.John Hughes & Geoff Parker. Thanks also goes to our hole sponsors: Ferdinand Bar, Phantom Bar, RR123 Remodel & Construction, Solens Autolakerer, Anna Coffee & Drink, DTA Transport, Beergarden Restaurant, Alby & Micky Pizza, Lewinski’s, Pizza Italiano, Hotel Dania, Beefeater Steakhouse & Zanzi Bar.Presentations were at the Phantom Bar that evening with the delicious buffet supper provided by Hotel Dania and once again the place was packed and excellent live music entertained us all.Nick Shaw.After the meal it was time for presentations. The rule of the day was that winners had to be present on the evening to receive their awards and the awards that weren’t collected will carry forward to the next Monthly Monday Tournament on April 6 at Phoenix Golf Course. As it was all of the “novelty” prize winners were in attendance so there were no carry overs for that reason. The Flight winners were then announced followed by the announcement of the five qualifiers for the Ferdinand Championship at the end of next year, this month being Geoff Parker, John Hughes, Bill Steinman, Donald McMillan and Terry Mangan.A Flight (0-18)1st Geoff Parker (14) 44pts2nd Brian Gabe (17) 40pts3rd Bill Steinman (14) 39pts4th Kevin Hamilton (15) 38pts5th Ian Pickles (15) 37 pointsB Flight (15+)1st John Hughes (19) 40pts2nd Donald McMillan (22) 39pts3rd Terry Mangan (20) 39pts4th Hans Moerk (20) 35pts5th Dick Braimbridge (35) 35ptsThursday, March 12, Silky Oak – StablefordSilky Oak was the choice for a pleasant change and although the Green Valley complex was packed with a very big tournament being played there, it was nice and quiet on the Silky Oak course and we got our first four-ball away ahead of our 11.30 am scheduled time.The weather was great with a nice breeze to cool things down and the course was in good shape, although some did find the greens a bit hard to handle. With the large distances between many greens to tees it made for a rather slow round and ours was completed in a little over four and a half hours. I must say I enjoyed the day as the course is different and local knowledge is certainly a big advantage, although this was only my second time.Nick Shaw took the honours with a fine 38 points, two points ahead of Jacob Olsen in second place and your writer scraped into third spot with an honest 36 points.1st Nick Shaw (19) 40pts2nd Jacob Olsen (8) 38pts3rd Peter Blackburn (15) 36ptsNear Pins: #5 Christian Boysen.Long Putts: #18 Nick Shaw.Note: The Ferdinand Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at Phoenix, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 a.m. For bookings or more information, contact Peter on 080 635 1386 or email to petermal [email protected] read more
PSC Golf from The Growling SwanMonday, Oct. 6, Pattavia – StablefordIt was drizzling with rain as we made our way to The Growling Swan on this Monday morning but as ever we were pretty sure that the “Rain Gods” would be kind to us on the golf course and sure enough they were. Pattavia was the venue and after a late withdrawal and a late addition we were left with a field of 20 golfers who were ready to take up the challenge. We welcomed from Bundaberg in Queensland David Cartwright & Rodney Weekes, Paul Sharples here on R & R from Oman and veteran Ted Morris having another game with us.David Cartwright, Duangjai Tusagad & Mark West. When checking in at the course we were told by the manager that they had started coring some greens and he offered us a 100 baht discount on the green fee, which we accepted and after preparation we were told that the back nine was to be our first nine as they had commenced the coring on the front nine.We sent our first fourball away 5 minutes ahead of schedule at 9.55 am and in fine but cloudy weather proceeded at a steady pace with no other groups in sight ahead of us. The course was in very good shape and the greens were quite quick on the back nine. The second nine was much slower for some reason and the first 5 or 6 greens had just been cored which made them quite tricky; in fact on the number four par three hole one of our golfers got a nearest the pin but four putted the hole for a wipe – a brutal pin position on this sloping, sanded & cored green!The rain was threatening as we completed our round but did not eventuate until well after our 5 groups were in and our very enjoyable but slow round was completed in four hours & forty minutes.There were some very good scores & some very bad ones on the day but the best of all was David Cartwright who won the A Division with an excellent 41 points, just beating Adrian Schmidt who finished second with 40 points. Then came Mike Allidi with 34 points and a count back was required to determine fourth spot as there were 2 golfers on 33 points which resulted in your writer, Peter “Blacky” Blackburn (17 point back nine & 11 points on the last 6 holes) edging out “Buffalo” Bill Steinman (17 point back nine & 10 points on the last 6 holes).Niall Stuart & Ted Morris.In B Division it was the PSC Golf Chairman Mark “Westy” West who found his long lost form and was declared the winner with a fine 40 points with Roy “Plums” Dayton in second place with a steady 36 points. Another count back was required to find third & fourth place getters as there were 2 players with 29 points and it was Bob Akapita (14 point back nine & 10 points on the last 6 holes) who grabbed third place from Brad “Bad” Todd (14 point back nine & 8 points on the last 6 holes) who came fourth.The Growling Swan NAGA Award for the worst score on the day was won by Duangjai Tusagad and she accepted the award like the good sport that she is.Division A (0-13)1st David Cartwright (11) 41pts2nd Adrian Schmidt (13) 40pts3rd Mike Allidi (2) 34pts4th Peter Blackburn (13) 33ptsDivision B (14+)1st Mark West (14) 40pts2nd Roy Dayton (26) 36pts3rd Bob Akapita (15) 29pts4th Brad Todd (21) 29ptsNear Pins: 4th – Mike Allidi, 13th – Martin ToddLong Putts: 9th – David Cartwright, 18th – Martin ToddThursday, Oct. 9, Crystal Bay C & A – StablefordIt was a fine morning which was a relief after heavy rain the last couple of days but it did deter some people as we had a small field of 15 to tackle the Crystal Bay layout. I was informed early that there would be no carts allowed to be used on the course but when announced there was only one golfer that decided to opt out.As we assembled at The Growling Swan we welcomed back Frank Donnelly after a few months back in Bundaberg, Queensland and Marc Henkel from Germany. It was sadly time to say farewell to Brad “Bad” Todd who will shortly be returning to Perth, Western Australia.When we arrived at the course it was very quiet indeed and after checking-in our first fourball was able to get away 20 minutes ahead of schedule at 9.40 am. The course was very wet and we made the call of preferred lies through the greens but the condition of the greens was very good, which was contrary to some reports that I had recently read. The going was extremely heavy on the wet fairways and it was hot and humid which resulted in our round being quite slow at four hours & twenty five minutes but nonetheless it was an enjoyable round of golf.With a very good round of 37 points it was veteran Ted Morris who won the A Division, with Sal Brizzi in second place on 34. There were two golfers with 29 points so the resultant count back gave third spot to John Pierrel (13 point back nine) with Takeshi Hakozaki (10 point back nine) missing out.In Division B everyone was surprised as regular NAGA winner Niall Stuart came in with a terrific 40 points (no wipes) and that resulted in his very first win so well done Niall. In second place was Bob “Acapulco” Akapita who had 34 points and Frank “Woody” Donnelly was third with 33.The Growling Swan NAGA Award was won by Andrew Allen.Division A (0-14)1st Ted Morris (14) 37pts2nd Sal Brizzi (6) 34pts3rd John Pierrel (11) 29ptsDivision B (15+)1st Niall Stuart (36) 40pts2nd Bob Akapita (15) 34pts3rd Frank Donnelly (24) 33ptsNear Pins: A8 – Bob Akapita, C7 – Graham RiceLong Putts: A9 – Sal BrizziNote: Growling Swan Golf welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn @gmail.com.We also play bowls out of the Growling Swan every Wednesday and Sunday. Sunday is Lawn Bowls and Wednesday is Indoor Bowls. All are welcome and for anyone that is interested the transport leaves The Growling Swan at 10.00am on each of those mornings. For more information please contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454 005. read more
After some checking the mistake was found on the official score card so the effective score was 17-17 but the officials declared that TILAC were the winners nonetheless as they said the mistake was found too late? Not sure what that means as all the players were still present to start the extra inning to find a real winner of the game. TILAC thought it was the honorable thing to do to walk away and take a victory that never happened. Real guys!The Tigers knew now what type of opponents they were facing and in the second game they kept their claws sharpened and put TILAC under constant pressure, running out with a 12-10 victory that could not be taken away this time by the officials.So, what could have been a 2-0 day for the Tigers ended in 1-1 tie and left a sour taste in the mouth after seeing that elusive 4th spot fly away. The team could protest the result but they have decided to let karma take its course and the Thai Tigers will be primed and ready to strike next time.Note: If you would like to get involved in some fun baseball or softball in Pattaya, contact Dirk at [email protected] who is the team’s player/head coach. Or you can also come by Fraser’s Sports Bar and Restaurant on Thappraya Road and ask Stewart on how to find us. The Thai Tigers softball team had the 4th place in the BISL league standings in their sights when they lined up for a double header against old powerhouse TILAC last weekend. On paper things looked good for the Tigers as they were able to field a strong team. After a slow, scoreless first three innings in Game 1, the Tigers decided to open with the big guns at the top of the fourth and ran up a 9-2 lead. It looked as though that onslaught upset the gods however as the flood gates then literally opened, resulting in a 40 minute rain delay.The Thai Tigers line up for their game against TILAC.With the ball and the field now extremely damp, defensive play became real tough and the old but nifty TILAC crew took full advantage to come back strong and score a whopping 15 runs in their last 3 innings. The Tigers didn’t keep quiet themselves and kept firing back so at the end on the little table score sheet it read 17-16 with advantage to TILAC, though our own score keeper’s card read 17-17! read more
By Chris Rotolo |HIGHLANDS – Water from the Sandy Hook Bay rushes into the channel that spans the length of Snug Harbor Park while a cool breeze flows around the Highlands Community Center off one of the borough’s largest beachfronts.It would be a great setting for a tennis match or a pick-up basketball game between neighbors, but in their current state, the courts at Snug Harbor Park are in no condition to host this type of friendly competition.According to borough administrator Kim Gonzales, the time has come to transform these facilities into those the Highlands community can take pride in.“This town has been through a lot and I think each new storm we get brings the town’s morale down a little bit,” Gonzales said during a Sept. 24 interview with The Two River Times at Snug Harbor Park, referencing both the structural and emotional damage caused by Hurricane Irene, Super Storm Sandy and subsequent severe weather events. As it currently stands, Gonzales said there are no plans to touch the skate park that rests just beyond the tennis and basketball courts, nor the small, gravel public parking lot that exits onto Bay Avenue.However, if the grant is awarded, there are plans to tie the courts into the borough’s summer camp activities and recreation department offerings by establishing tennis, basketball and other instructional clinics for local athletes of all ages, which could start as soon as spring 2019 if all goes according to plan.“Right now we really don’t offer anything on these courts, and it’s a shame,” Gonzales said. “Part of our job is to work to create a positive influence for children in town by offering programming to them. We want people to be proud of what they come home to during the week and what they come out to on weekends.”During its Sept. 20 meeting, the Borough Council authorized a resolution to award a contract for professional services to CME Associates. The total estimated fee for services is $24,800.The engineering firm will prepare Highlands’ grant application to Monmouth County and prepare a topographic and location survey of the existing facility to be used as a base map for the anticipated improvements. CME will also formulate a concept plan to include recreational amenities and will complete a preliminary construction cost estimate to ensure the proposed improvements are in line with the borough’s anticipated budget. “We’re really hoping the grant application is accepted and approved, because the residents, especially the kids, deserve to have a park they can be proud of.”The borough took official action to participate in the Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program at the governing body’s Sept. 5 meeting. This is a matching grant application, meaning that by entering the program, the borough has agreed to match the monetary amount granted by the county. This article was first published in the Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. “If you were to pull these tiles up you would see the damage is more extensive than what’s seen on the surface right now, because the previous surface absorbed the flood water (from Irene and Sandy),” Gonzales said. “Our vision is to have the entire area redone and completely resurfaced.”The amount of use and exposure to harsh conditions have caused collections of tiles to bubble up at certain locations on the courts, while other single tiles have had chunks torn away by relentless weather incidents and acts of vandalism. Other perforated tiles have extensive weed growth jutting up through them to the surface.“We chose this surface material to cover up the concrete because it was durable and supposed to be good on the knees. But as you can see, things grow into it and it’s just not meant to endure the flooding we experience down here,” Gonzales added. “It’s time for an upgrade.” Though the council is unable to estimate the total cost of the work at this early juncture, Gonzales said the borough will apply for a $300,000 grant, the largest amount possible.The scope of the project does not entail wholesale alterations, but rather improvements to the existing infrastructure, most notably the resurfacing of on-site tennis and basketball courts.Originally the courts were merely rugged a concrete surface, but due to damages from storms and flood waters, they have since been covered with outdoor Sports Tiles.These 12-by-12-inch perforated tiles of polypropylene plastic have 16 tabs that lock together like puzzle pieces with adjacent tiles, creating a more accommodating playing surface.In settings with less brutal climate and weather patterns than the Bayshore, these tiles only come with a five-year warranty.Since their installation these tiles have endured natural weathering and severe flooding from nearby Sandy Hook Bay waters, which often rise out of the bulk-headed channel that runs adjacent to the Snug Harbor Park property, not to mention the damage delivered by both Irene and Sandy. read more
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments 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 Ochoa’s triumph is the Philippines’ sixth bronze medal, giving the country a total of seven medals with one gold. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The two Filipino artists arrived in the bronze medal match in different fashions.Ochoa went through the repechage after she lost to Vietnam’s Thi Thanh Minh Duong in the quarterfinals before taking care of Mongolia’s Bayarmaa Mumkhgerel to advance to the bronze medal bout.Napolis, meanwhile, lost to Cambodia’s Jessa Khan in the semifinals that set up her third place match against Ochoa.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ryan Gregorio appointed special assistant to SBP president JUST IN: Ochoa wins sixth PH bronze with triumph over countryman Napolis in jiu-jitsu. #AsianGames2018 @musongINQ pic.twitter.com/eHeZgjyqAO— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) August 24, 2018Meggie Ochoa claimed the bronze medal in an all-Filipino match up, edging Jenna Napolis in the third-place match of the newaza women’s -49 kg jiujitsu competition in the 2018 Asian Games Friday at JCC-Assembly Hall in Jakarta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Napolis was the early aggressor in the bout but Ochoa managed to overturn the action and score a counter in the final minute to finish the match at 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ read more
DDTV: IT’S been going for at least 200 years, but never in two centuries has a harvest fair in Glenties quite had this sort of promotion!The good people at jacksonsmediatv didn’t have just anyone providing the ‘score’ for their mini-movie.They rolled out World famous fiddle player, Jimmy Campbell, makes his acting debut in this short film promoting the fair.He is seen here acting along with the legendary ‘Phildy, and Philip Boyle. This year’s festival is from September 7 to 12.Click to play. DDTV VIDEO: HILARIOUS FILM LAUNCHES THIS YEAR’S GLENTIES HARVEST FAIR was last modified: August 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV VIDEO: HILARIOUS FILM LAUNCHES THIS YEAR’S GLENTIES HARVEST FAIR read more
QPR want to take Raheem Sterling back to Loftus Road on loan from Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is tipped to loan out the forward, with Rangers said to be interested in a deal.Sterling, 17, was with the R’s before securing a move to Anfield in 2010.The Mail also suggest Tottenham are looking to pip Chelsea to the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk star Willian and that Fulham have been alerted to the possible availability of Hoffenheim’s former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel.The Daily Mirror report that Chelsea are one of five clubs that would be able to buy Liverpool-bound midfielder Joe Allen from Swansea for £15m because of a clause in his contract.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook