Cory Michael Dufrene

first_imgCory Michael Dufrene, age 38, of Osgood passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. Cory was born in Dearborn County on November 3, 1978 the son of Dwight Dufrene of Paradis, Louisiana, and Sandra (Short) Dufrene of Manchester, Indiana.Cory spent several years in Louisiana growing up and attended Hahnville High School in Boutte, Louisiana. After school he enlisted in the Army, and was stationed in Fort Carson, CO. He served tours defending our country in Bosnia and Kosovo.In the fall of 2001, he met what would become the love of his life Rachel Ent, and the two were married on September 20, 2003. They have resided in Osgood for the past several years. They have 2 sons, Jarod an 8th grader at Jac-Cen-Del; and special blessing, Cole. Cory has always been the light and hero in Cole’s many battles throughout his life. After coming to Osgood, Cory spent several years working at Valeo in Greensburg, IN.Cory is survived wife, Rachel, and his sons of Osgood, his parents, sister Traci Dufrene of North Carolina, father- in- law Norman Ent of Cincinnati, mother- in -law Vicki (Tim Chrisman) Ent of Osgood, and grandmother March Dufrene of Louisiana.A gathering of friends and family will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood at 11:00 am until the time of the funeral at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the Funeral Homelast_img read more

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Thies tops IMCA Modified main at Raceway Park

first_imgJim Thies won the Sunday feature for IMCA Modifieds at Raceway Park. (Photo by Tim Smith)JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 23) – Jim Thies pulled away in the waning laps to win Sunday’s Total Motor IMCA Modified feature at Raceway Park.Jason Schneiders was a close second. Ricky Stephan, Justin Zeitner and Nick Lakes rounded out the top five.Travis Barker led Jason Ward across the stripe in the Casey’s General Store IMCA Stock Car feature while Craig Clift raced through the field for the Golden Auto IMCA Hobby Stock win.Dave Kennedy captured the KCAU IMCA Northern SportMod checkers while Daniel Vanderveen prevailed in the Z98 IMCA Sport Compact feature.last_img

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McKinnon, Phang emerge winners of GSSF/Orinduik Development Inc. Shoot

first_imgRYAN McKinnon and Andrew Phang were winners as the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation hosted its first Practical Pistol Match for 2020, sponsored by Orinduik Development Inc. Local practical shooters gathered at the Timehri shooting ranges to take part in an exciting Practical Pistol Match which comprised five challenging but fun stages.The Match was conducted by Match Director,  David Dharry who declared it open.When the dust settled, McKinnon had taken the limited division with 335.4148 points ahead of Pravesh Harry (324.8440 points) and John Phang (225.3842 points).In the Production division, Phang (351.7516 points) won ahead of David Dharry (230.8017 points) and Dallas Thomas (185.1150 points).At the Opening Ceremony, Managing Director, Brian Backer, of the match sponsor’s company delivered brief remarks and wished competitors all the best for a safe match.The five stages were as follows: ‘Zig-or-Zag challenged shooters’ strategic abilities with multiple possible routes to complete the course of fire. Reverse Gear tested their ability to shoot from a stable position while moving backward.4 Bill Drill was a standard exercise, meaning that shooters could compare their scores on that stage with shooters around the world for a skill ranking. It involved drawing from the holster multiple times, rapid magazine changes and firing both right and left-handed.Go a fish was a fun, quick-fire stage which involved rising from a seated position to engage close range targets.The Ironsides stage rigorously tested the technique and discipline of the shooters with shooting positions that were unfamiliar and uncomfortable while they aimed at targets that demanded high accuracy.At the end of the Match, members of the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) were all treated to a special Side Match whereby he/she could use any firearm on the range to engage three steel targets to compete against each other to see who can do so in the fastest time. After many tries and enthused cheering on, Harold Hopkinson emerged victorious.last_img read more

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Andy Murray wins Paris Masters to celebrate world number one status

first_imgAndy Murray topped off a week that saw him named as the world number one for the first time with victory over John Isner in the final of the Paris Masters, winning 6-3 6-7 6-4.The Briton, who will take over from Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, survived a barrage of aces against the towering American to win his 14th career Masters tournament.The three-times grand slam champion gave little breathing space to Isner, who was hoping to clinch his first Masters title after two lost finals.Murray will be the top seed at the season-ending ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London from Nov. 13-20.”Thanks to my team and my family who were commenting back home. This has been an incredible journey for me to get to the top of the rankings, I could have not done it without all of you,” said Murray.The double Olympic champion entered the contest with a 7-0 record against Isner and his recent form, which had helped him to win six of his eight previous tournaments since losing the French Open final, suggested he would have the upper hand. Murray, who now has 43 titles to his name, broke in the sixth game on his first opportunity when Isner sent a backhand long.Andy Murray wins Paris Masters to celebrate world number one statusEurosport UK1 hour agoAndy Murray topped off a week that saw him named as the world number one for the first time with victory over John Isner in the final of the Paris Masters, winning 6-3 6-7 6-4.The Briton, who will take over from Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, survived a barrage of aces against the towering American to win his 14th career Masters tournament. The three-times grand slam champion gave little breathing space to Isner, who was hoping to clinch his first Masters title after two lost finals.Murray will be the top seed at the season-ending ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London from Nov. 13-20.”Thanks to my team and my family who were commenting back home. This has been an incredible journey for me to get to the top of the rankings, I could have not done it without all of you,” said Murray.The double Olympic champion entered the contest with a 7-0 record against Isner and his recent form, which had helped him to win six of his eight previous tournaments since losing the French Open final, suggested he would have the upper hand.Murray, who now has 43 titles to his name, broke in the sixth game on his first opportunity when Isner sent a backhand long. The American, who served a total of 18 aces, had two chances to break back in the following game as he opened up a 40-15 lead.Murray saved the first with a routine volley after managing to lob his 2.08-metre opponent, and forced Isner to bury a backhand into the net on the second.He bagged the opening set with an unreturned serve having made only four unforced errors.Isner earned three break points thanks to a splendid drop shot followed by a forehand winner. Murray saved them all, the last one with a second-serve ace, and staved off another one to stay level.In the tiebreak, Isner went 4-2 up when Murray double faulted, and the American closed it out with a booming forehand winner to send the contest into a decider.last_img read more

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Middletown Promotes Three Police Officers

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Township Police Department has promoted one officer to the rank of Lieutenant and two officers to the rank of sergeant.Interim Lieutenant Sean P. Sweeney has been promoted to Lieutenant. Interim Sergeants Charles J. Higgins and Jason M. Caruso accepted their oaths of office at the Township Committee meeting Monday.“These promotions represent a significant milestone in their careers, and they should be very proud of everything they have accomplished,” said Police Chief R. Craig Weber. “I am confident they will continue to do a good job for the department.”Lieutenant Sweeney, a Monmouth County resident, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2010.He joined the Middletown Police Department in 2002. He was previously employed as a Union Beach dispatcher and Special Officer. He attended the Monmouth County Police Academy for Special 1 and Class A Certification. Lt. Sweeney has also studied criminal justice at Brookdale Community College.His parents, Michael and Betty Sweeney, his children Eric, Ashley, Jena and Patrick and his girlfriend Lynn Nelson were in attendance when he accepted his oath of office.Sergeant Higgins joined the Middletown Police Department in 2006. During his tenure he has served as a Field Training Officer. Sgt. Higgins is the recipient of a Middletown Township Life Saving Award and a MADD Award. He has studied criminal justice at Brookdale Community College and Montclair State University. Sgt. Higgins, an EMT, currently resides in Middletown. He’s originally from Manasquan.His wife Jamie, daughters Hailey and Rylee and his son Luke were in attendance when he accepted his oath of office.Sergeant Caruso, a Monmouth County resident, joined the Middletown Police Department in 2008. He graduated first in his class at the Monmouth County Police Academy and has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Monmouth University. He resides in Howell.His wife Lauren and parents Deborah and Michael Caruso were in attendance when he accepted his oath of office.– Madelynne Kislovsky contributed to this storylast_img read more

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Celta-Eibar Superbronca Óscar-Pione Sisto – AS.com

first_imgSisto did not even look Oscar Oscar in the face when he retired, but moments later the coach approached the position that the player occupies on the bench and he threw a very bad fight while the game continued. Sisto had played every league game with Oscar on the bench except last week at San Mamés against Athletic. Oscar Garcia, Celtic coach, and Pione Sisto had a strong discussion during the match that the Vigo team played against Eibar in Balaidos. The coach decided to replace the Danish player in minute 61 to enter Toro Fernández. The decision displeased Balaidos, who called for change when understanding that Sisto was one of the most intoned players of the celestial picture.last_img

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‘Our time is now’: Casey says Detroit Pistons have plenty of talent in place

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan If the personnel stays mostly the same, the Pistons will have to hope for better health — and Casey will have to look for areas for improvement. The Pistons were fifth in the league in 3-point percentage last season, but they were only 16th in attempts from beyond the arc.“We have to get up more 3s. We’ve got to play more of an analytical game,” Casey said. “Tom teases me all the time about being a modern man. No, it’s about wanting to win, more than anything else, and you have to adapt.”NOTES: Gores just finished his seventh season as owner. He was asked how long he is committed to the team. “Forever,” he responded. “This is not an equity deal.” … Stefanski talked a bit about Michigan coach John Beilein, who emerged as a candidate for the Pistons’ job but is remaining with the Wolverines . “Coach Beilein is an offensive genius in my mind,” Stefanski said. “I was mesmerized, because I’m a basketball guy, how good he is on the offensive end. … He has a pretty good job at Michigan with, what he’s telling me, a very good team coming back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “I can hold my head high for what we built in Toronto,” Casey said. “That’s part of the journey. This is a new chapter.”The Pistons made the playoffs only once in four seasons under Van Gundy, who was also president of basketball operations. Detroit hired Casey to replace Van Gundy as coach, but it’s still unclear what the front office will look like going forward. Ed Stefanski was brought in as a senior executive reporting to owner Tom Gores. His job was to help with both the coaching search and the effort to reshape the team’s basketball operations.“We’re going through a process here. We’re thinking about, do we want to go a GM route? Do we want to get some younger guys in there and I can mentor them kind of thing? It’s fluid,” Stefanski said. “I’m going to be very influential in the front office.”The Pistons went 39-43 last season. They got off to a promising start before Jackson, their point guard, went down with an injury in late December. About a month later, Detroit acquired Griffin in a blockbuster trade, giving up the first-round pick and taking on the star forward’s big contract. That wasn’t enough to push the team into the postseason, and it seems unlikely the Pistons will be able to make any major changes to their roster in the short term.“I don’t see us making a huge deal right now,” Stefanski said.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 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 Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he’s ready MOST READ Detroit Pistons new head coach Dwane Casey is introduced during an NBA basketball news conference in Detroit, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season.“Our time is now,” Casey said.ADVERTISEMENT The Pistons introduced Casey as their new coach Wednesday, over a week after hiring him to replace Stan Van Gundy. Casey inherits a team built around Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson, but the roster has little flexibility and the team gave up its first-round draft pick this year to acquire Griffin.In other words, Detroit’s performance in 2018-19 may depend largely on what Casey can get out of a group that fell short under Van Gundy.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“I’m telling the guys now: We’re not developing, we’re not two or three years away,” Casey said. “We want to win right now.”Casey took the Detroit job after being fired by the Toronto Raptors. He’s a finalist for NBA coach of the year after leading the Raptors to a team-record 59 wins this past season, but he lost his job after Toronto was swept in the playoffs by Cleveland. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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City Hall employees protest non-payment of NIS, PAYE

first_img…Labour Union threatens to close markets, day care centres, kokersThe Guyana Labour Union (GLU), which represents close to 200 staffers of the Mayor& Councillors of the City of Georgetown (M&CC), has threatened to close the day care centres, markets, and even the kokers until City Hall remits the NIS contributions, PAYE deductions, and credit union dues withdrawn from the earnings of these workers but not paid over to the relevant agencies.The workers took to the pavement in from of City Hall on Monday to protest the actions of the M&CC Accounts Department. Shouting, “No pay no work!” the workers also demanded retroactive salaries owed them for the years 2015 to 2017, even as they also protested the non-allocation of uniform vouchers due them.“The guys them are out here for their salary and (their) three-year money; the NIS (money), the Credit Union, and them kind of thing. Them ain’t paying the money, so when people sick, they can’t go for nothing. The people sayin, ‘Go back to Council’, cause Council not payin the money,” a worker in the drainage andA section of the protesters outside of City Hall on Mondayengineering department told this publication.He added that the nonpayment of the workers’ salaries is becoming very frustrating, especially at this time of year, when parents are expected to buy school supplies for their children.Recardo Grant, another worker, said the workers have been promised that deductions made from their salaries would accordingly be remitted to the relevant agencies, but this has not been happening.“No NIS money have been paying for we, (and) no back pay… They only promising we…is long this man (King) deh pun this thing. We can’t eat promises; I can’t carry promises to the market,” Grant stated.Grant said City Hall owes some $100,000 in various payments to him.Nigel Bascom, who operates in the Solid Waste Department, complained, “This is injustice going on with us for the longest while. I working here for 10 years now and you ain’t getting nothing tangible; everything is just promises, promises, and nothing in coming out of it. They got a policy saying that workers is the most important asset, and this that they doing in showing nothing like that,” he declared. According to the man, his retroactive pay was due since September 2017. He told Guyana Times that of 27 months’ salary, the M&CC currently owes him and other workers about 13 to 15 months.Meanwhile, General Secretary of GLU, Carvil Duncan, explained to this publication that the union wrote to M&CC twice during this year, while detailing the issues that are affecting the workers. The letters seen by this newspaper were dated August 14 and July 9, 2018. They were both addressed to Town Clerk Royston King, who reportedly never responded. “…the uniform allowance for persons who used their own clothes when no uniform was provided, the non-payment of retroactivity payment due to workers for the years 2015 and 2016, (and the) compensation for workers who have worked and did not receive their correct severance pay, coupled with their refund from the Pension Scheme,” were a few of the matters raised in the letter written to King on August 14.“King is claiming that he hasn’t got the letters,” Duncan said.Nevertheless, the workers’ representative vowed that he is committed to stand by the employees until they receive what is owed to them.“If this thing continues, the day care is going to be closed. We will close the markets, and we are going to ask the persons whom we represent that control the kokers to either shut it or keep it opened,” the Union’s Secretary threatened.Questioned if he is concerned about the negative effects these actions might have, Duncan responded in the negative. “King is not concerned about the negative effects the Council has on the workers. Just look at the building, for instance, and he (Royston King) got anniversary, raising 19 and 20 something million. What are you celebrating? A failure?”He explained that on many occasions workers have visited the NIS and were unable to get any money for glasses or sick leave, since the Council has not been paying the monies over to the relevant agencies although it was reportedly being deducted from the workers’ salaries.Duncan has since vowed to continue daily protests until the workers receive their payments.The Town Clerk subsequently informed that a meeting will be held later in the day to address the issues affecting the workers.last_img read more

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Dem Mutual partners with LGC to give back to customers

first_imgIn their heated pursuit to popularise golf in Guyana, the Lusignan Golf Club, in partnership with Demerara Mutual, has streamlined a number of initiatives that will allow more persons to become familiar with the game.Demerara Mutual’s Clarence PerryAs the duo prepare for their annual tournament, which will tee-off tomorrow (October 13) at the Lusignan Golf Course, they have also put other plans into place to attract new fans to the sport. Among these plans is the giveaway of tickets to the annual Guyana Open Cup, which is slated for November 3 and 4.“We’re offering all members of the client base, if they come in to his offices nationwide, they’ll receive a free invitation to the Guyana Open, which will allow them to win one of a half a million dollars in prizes and this is compliments of the Demerara Mutual Group,” Lusignan Golf Club President Aleem Hussain stated.After the announcement of the free offer, Demerara Mutual Senior Marketing Manager Clarence Perry disclosed that the company would be hosting a health fair in its Avenue of the Republic and Robb Street compound, at which clients can uplift their tickets to the Guyana Open. These offers, Perry noted, fuel his hope that golf can continue to grow in Guyana.“We do hope that we can see not only as a result of ourselves, but other corporate groups participating, so golf will grow from strength to strength. You know in Guyana, it’s traditionally cricket and football, but with continued exposure and sponsorship of these events, hopefully, we can have more persons participating in golf in the future.”Going a step further, Hussain has extended an invitation to the staff and clients of the insurance company, should they want to learn the game.“Lusignan Golf Club is pleased to offer their staff and clients free lessons to anyone who is willing to learn this game. All they have to do is come out, make an appointment and we’ll give them all the golf equipment absolutely free, compliments of the Demerara Mutual Group,” Hussain said.In addition to this, Lusignan Golf Club Secretary Guy Griffith has also extended an invitation to players from corporate entities who wish to be a part of the sport. He detailed that groups of three, five and seven would be accepted, adding “And what that enables is participation by several persons at a cost that is quite manageable by the corporate group.”last_img read more

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Pitch invading squirrel goes nuts at City’s Etihad Stadium

first_img0Shares0000A squirrel was on the pitch at the Etihad Stadium prior to Manchester City’s game with Wolves. Photo/Daily MailLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 25 – Football fans enjoyed a spot of pre-match entertainment last night – courtesy of a furry pitch invader.Shortly before kick-off, groundsmen spotted a grey squirrel by the corner flag at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. To the cheers of fans, they attempted to shoo it away with their forks.They then spent eight minutes chasing the animal around the pitch as it weaved its way past all their challenges.Eventually one man grabbed hold of it – only to let it slip through his fingers again when it nipped his hand.He yelped out in pain as the squirrel leapt back on to the turf and headed down the wing.Staff eventually used rakes and shovels to shepherd it away from the pitch before the cup game against Wolves.Exhausted, the plucky rodent was eventually scooped up by one of the groundsmen wearing thick gloves who carried it away to safety.-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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