Former Soccer Treasurer Admits To $400,000 Theft

first_imgBy Jay Cook |FREEHOLD – The former treasurer of the Freehold Soccer League pleaded guilty earlier this week to stealing over $400,000 from the youth recreational and travel league where he volunteered, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.Anthony Gallo, 57, of Freehold Township, pleaded guilty Monday to second degree theft before Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano Jr. Gallo, the CEO of a financial services firm, faces a maximum term of six years in state prison. He must pay $280,000 in restitution when he returns for sentencing before Judge Falcetano on January 19, 2018, per terms of the plea agreement, Gramiccioni said.An investigation into Gallo’s activity began in March 2016 when Freehold Soccer League president Bryan Patmore alerted authorities about missing funds and unpaid uniform bills connected to the league’s account, according to Gramiccioni. The prosecutor’s office’s Financial Crimes Unit alleged Gallo swiped over $400,000 from those league accounts.Law enforcement authorities maintain Gallo wrote checks to himself, his company, Beacon Financial Services, and “cash” totaling over $300,000, Gramiccioni announced in March. Gallo also allegedly made numerous ATM withdrawals amounting to over $120,000 from the league’s account. He used league funds to pay personal expenses totaling over $25,000, including $12,000 for his Verizon Wireless bills, thousands of dollars at Honda of Freehold, other household bills, and for restaurants and shopping, the prosecutor said.Before being charged, Gallo paid back more than $119,000 into league accounts in an effort to prevent his crime from being detected, Gramiccioni said.A Monmouth County grand jury returned a 14-count indictment charging Gallo of the theft in September, the prosecutor’s office announced at the time.Patmore, the league president, did not return a request for comment by press time on Wednesday. But in April 2016, he penned a post on the Freehold Soccer League’s public Facebook page talking about the “difficult and upsetting situation in which we find ourselves.”“On behalf of the FSL board, I would like to express our deep regret over this serious matter,” Patmore wrote. “We take our responsibility of managing this great club extremely seriously. Our job is to ensure the members of this organization Honor the Children, Honor the Game, Honor the Town and finally Honor the League.”Patmore also said the Freehold Soccer League would create an advisory board of current and former league members to oversee the league’s financial system. A third-party audit company and a certified public accountant would also be retained to review the books every year, he said.“We are soliciting the members of our community to help in any way they can,” Patmore wrote. “Volunteer an hour, volunteer a day, let’s pull together to make this club the best in the state of New Jersey.”This article was first published in the Nov. 16-23, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA TO OFFER POPULAR 2017 WALL CALENDAR AND MUCH MORE ON OPENING DAY, DEC. 26; MATHIS BROTHERS FURNITURE TO ALSO PROVIDE FIRST 5,000 KIDS 12 & UNDER WITH PLUSH THOROUGHBRED TOY

first_img                ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2016)–In addition to four graded stakes, Santa Anita Park will again treat fans to its popular 2017 wall calendar and much more with the beginning of its traditional Winter Meet on Monday, Dec. 26. A fan-favorite for decades, the Santa Anita 2017 wall calendar will be given free of charge to all attendees with paid admission. With a pair of Grade I stakes, the Malibu and the La Brea leading the way, Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opener will again command center stage among racing fans nationwide.Mathis Brothers Furniture, for whom the opening day Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile is named, will provide a plush Thoroughbred toy to the first 5,000 kids 12 and under as well as Mathis Brothers Gift certificates to all paid attendees. Santa Anita will also provide a Family Fun Zone in its spacious Infield Area. (General Admission and parking are free in the Infield, via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place).Santa Anita’s luxurious Chandelier Room will again play host to the highly acclaimed Guest Chef Series as one of LA’s hottest restaurants will provide contemporary cuisine and post-holiday celebration. Ticketing, available online, includes innovative signature dishes throughout the afternoon, six delicious whiskey tastings, live music, a racing program, a wagering tip sheet and more. To purchase tickets, please visit santaanita.com/events.With first post time set at 12 noon, admission gates will open at 10 a.m.Here’s a schedule of opening day events:–Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.                –Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs                –Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) for 3-year-olds                –Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up, at 6 ½ furlongs down hillside turf                 –Free 2017 Santa Anita Wall Calendar                 –Free Mathis Brothers plush Thoroughbred toy to first 5,000 kids 12 and under                –A Mathis Brothers Gift Certificate, free with paid admission                –Craft Beer and Cider Festival on Grandstand Apron (packages available at santaanita.com/events)                –Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room featuring a catered menu from one of LA’s hottest restaurants, delicious whiskey tastings, live music and more, visit santaanita.com/events for details                –Infield Family Fun Zone featuring pony rides and much more, visit santaanita.com/events                –Bud Light Lounge, all you can eat buffet, first beer included, racing program and more, visit santaanita.com/events                Entries for opening day races will be taken Wednesday, Dec. 21. For more racing and event information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL, GUEST CHEF SERIES IN CHANDELIER ROOM, INFIELD FAMILY FUN ZONE ALSO ON TAP AS GREAT RACE PLACE BEGINS WINTER MEET RUNlast_img read more

Jeremy Goyings, May 9

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I am actually in a sprayer right now spraying a field we just got done planting. There is some drizzle moving in so I think we will be done for a little while anyway.We got about a third of the corn in prior to today. We hadn’t run for about a week and a half there until last night when we fired up at midnight. We got 120 acres of corn in last night. We are just shy of about a third of our beans in.We are feeling pretty good about our progress. I was getting nervous when it got down to 40 degrees at night two or three days after we got it in the ground. The crops are waiting for some warm weather to explode, but they are still growing. We need some nice 70-degree days to get everything to pop at the same time. Everything is treated. I am sleeping well at night knowing the seed is treated. We are just waiting on some sunshine now.We do not have anything you can row yet. We planted the first corn on April 26 and 27 and those cold nights have been holding it down. I would say with as many cold nights as we had, there could be some uniformity issues. They are calling for low 70s here and a half-inch to an inch of rain in the next few days. That should be good for the stuff that is in the ground.I would say if we got two or three good drying days we could get back in. Close to Paulding we are a little ahead of the game but over by the Indiana line we are about on par with most of the neighbors.The wheat looks beautiful. It seems to have taken the nitrogen really well. It is nice and green and growing strong. I am optimistic about the wheat.last_img read more

JS-Kit’s New Blog Comment Platform Enters Public Beta

first_imgAfter a short private beta test, JS-Kit just announced that Echo, its new blog commenting platform, is now available as a public beta. Echo aggregates conversations around a blog post from across the Internet and allows users to share their comments on Twitter, Facebook, and FriendFeed. Echo offers a number of well-designed and unique features, including real-time updating and the ability to capture social gestures related to a blog’s content like star ratings and ‘likes’ from across the Web. In addition, at least for the time being, JS-Kit also offers good spam and obscenity filters.Easy InstallationInstalling Echo is just as easy as installing the plugins of its competitors like Intense Debate or Disqus – which is dealing with a major spam problem these days. JS-Kit provides plugins for WordPress and Blogger, as well as a code-snippet for other blogging platforms.The Best Things in Life Aren’t FreeIt’s important to point out, though, that the most interesting features, including real-time updates and comment aggregation from third-party sites like Twitter and FriendFeed are not available in the free version of Echo. The free version includes most of the core features of Echo, including the ability to share comments on Twitter and Facebook, nested replies, moderation tools, and customization. For $98 a year, paying users will get access to Echo’s aggregation features and real-time updates. JS-Kit also offers a white-label solution with priority support, as well as OEM integration. It’s good to see some development in the blog commenting market again. After a flurry of announcement and product releases last year, development and new product releases markedly slowed down this year, even though the growth of Twitter and Facebook only intensified the problem of comment fragmentation. frederic lardinois Tags:#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

A Facebook Proposal: Let’s Make Gmail Contacts & Google Reader Subscriptions Public

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Don’t you know that privacy on the Internet is an illusion? Do you know how little money Google is able to make from Gmail and Google Reader with your data left private? What do you mean you use Twitter to communicate with people publicly and Gmail to communicate with them privately? Have you seen how seldom people talk about Gmail on TV these days? What’s a web service to do?It’s really a sign of the times. People are blogging more and more these days, you might even have a public blog on Google’s Blogger.com. That’s evidence right there that it’s time to make your subscriptions and contacts public, too.Google Reader and Gmail are both much smaller than Facebook; half as many people use Gmail as use Facebook. Google Reader is much smaller still. Contacts and subscriptions on Facebook are public now – clearly society is moving in this direction.If you don’t want people to know about who you are emailing and what you are reading, maybe you shouldn’t be emailing them and reading it.Think this analogy is a stretch? Think that hundreds of millions of people don’t think of Facebook as a private way to communicate with the friends they’ve approved, just like you do with Gmail, and to read updates from organizations they are interested in, but don’t necessarily want everyone to know about, like Google Reader? I don’t think it’s a stretch at all. I think these are similar tools for many people.As we’ve said before, Facebook’s unilateral privacy policy changes have violated the contract they have with users. Just imagine how that would go over if it happened on other services we consider private.We give Facebook a hard time, but we love the site, too. Come be a fan of ReadWriteWeb there. You won’t be able to hide that from anyone, but maybe it will distract people from your Comedy Tweets obsession. Jonathan Swift argued in A Modest Proposal that children of the poor should be eaten. He went to a rhetorical extreme in order to illustrate the absurdity of a perspective he mocked and opposed.In order to illustrate how absurd Facebook’s new privacy policies are, I want to imagine a fictitious but analogous situation: Imagine Google announcing that our Gmail contacts and Google Reader subscriptions were to be made publicly visible to the web at large. If you don’t want the world to know who you are communicating with and what you are reading, maybe you shouldn’t be communicating with those people and reading that content. The tools you’ve used to communicate and read privately must stay current with the times, right? What Happened at FacebookIn the middle of December, Facebook began prompting users to re-evaluate their privacy settings on the site. If users had not changed any privacy settings in the past, then the privacy of status updates, photos, videos and shared was switched to a new default. No longer visible only to approved friends, that data was now by default publicly visible to everyone.That default could be opted-out of, though, and users could return their activity update settings back to private, limited to friends only. Other user-data was switched from private to public without recourse for users. User profile pictures, fan pages followed and lists of friends on the site are now made publicly visible and cannot be limited in their visibility. A fast backlash led the company to allow friends lists to be removed from public-facing profile pages, but anyone’s friends lists are still publicly available by programs that ask for it. Friends lists can no longer be made accessible only to trusted friends on the site.RSS never caught on in a big way, but Facebook democratized online subscription to syndicated content. Now your interests and subscriptions are naked as a jay bird before the world.Requiring that Fan pages be public is important because that’s how users express their interests and subscribe to updates from organizations they care about. RSS never caught on in a big way, but Facebook democratized online subscription to syndicated content. Now your interests and subscriptions are now naked as a jay bird before the world. (As an aside, did you know that most people who are fans of the Facebook page ComedyTweet are also fans of the page PornstarTweet?)Why did Facebook do this? Company founder Mark Zuckerberg said this weekend that this is the way the world is moving – towards being more public and less private. He said that the company recently considered what settings it would apply if the site were to be created anew today and “just went for it.” I explained yesterday why I don’t think that move has been backed up by a credible argument, why privacy is still important. Last night I heard a story about a podcast for parents struggling to conceive a child. Some Facebook users have said they feel unable to subscribe to updates from the show as Fans on Facebook because they don’t want friends to know they are trying to conceive. Becoming a Fan but being discrete about it isn’t an option anymore. Stories like that are probably much more common than we might think. Consider now what it would be like if this same changes were to be made to a different set of technologies many of us use. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts center_img Let’s Open Up GMail Contacts and Google Reader Subscriptions!You may have signed up for GMail and Google Reader because you thought they would be effective, private and secure ways to communicate with people and subscribe to news of interest – but you were fooling yourself if you thought that information wasn’t going to be made public someday! Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Analysis#social networks#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Titans Touch day – Two days out from tap-off!

first_imgThe Inaugural Gold Coast Titans Corporate Touch Day gets underway this Saturday, 1 February 2014. The Gold Coast Titans, in conjunction with Touch Football Australia, will host the inaugural Titans Corporate Touch Day at Robina Stadium on Saturday, 1 February 2014, from 9.00am-5.00pm. The event is another demonstration of new and innovative playing/participation opportunities emanating from the strategic alliance between the NRL and TFA. This inaugural event at the Titans’ home ground provides participants a different experience to general Touch Football tournaments or knockouts. The format is slightly modified to existing tournament delivery and display. While the competition is Mixed the matches will channel formats of the game from an era past: games will be 15 minutes duration and teams will be seven-a-side and include a marker and captained by a current Titans first-grade player. Off-field activities include a BBQ lunch and post-event function for players and teams to go into the draw for some great NRL corporate game day and merchandise prizes through the NRL season. Another feature of the event is the opportunity for participants to engage and compete in a corporate team building environment with work colleagues, corporate partners and Titans players. Participants will also witness first-hand the whole match day experience of a Titans NRL game with breakaway tours of the Titans HQ and facilities. Players will also get the chance to get behind the clipboard and hear from and gain valuable insights from some of the Titans coaching staff with respective team briefings.    While all of this provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes view of the Titans’ NRL match day preparations, the two top teams at the end of the tournament will also get the chance to play each other in front of a capacity crowd at a 2014 Titans home game during the upcoming NRL season. All augurs well for a great day of Touch Footy out under the Gold Coast sun – matches get underway at 9.00am, free admission to spectators. For more information, please click on the attachment below and stay tuned to the TFA website for updates and coverage of the event. Related Files2014_corporatetouchday_flyerform-pdfRelated LinksTitans Touch Daylast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool ace Salah: My father sacrificed so much for me

first_imgLiverpool ace Salah: My father sacrificed so much for meby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Mohamed Salah has paid tribute to his father for the success he has enjoyed over the last 18 months.Salah says his father paid a high price for him, and he is very grateful.He told GQ: “I would complain that I didn’t want to travel [the four hours] to training.”But he stood by me and told me that all great players go through this. “The price for him was very high, and I’ll never forget the role he played in my career.” About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img

9 months agoBrighton boss Hughton won’t blame Gross for Salah pen

first_imgBrighton boss Hughton won’t blame Gross for Salah penby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton insists he doesn’t blame Pascal Gross for Liverpool’s winning penalty on Saturday.Gross was penalised for a foul on Salah, which gave the Egyptian the chance to break the deadlock from the penalty spot, and Hughton showed his understanding towards the incident.“You’ve also got to feel for Pascal — he was up against arguably the best player in the country in that position.“It was one-v-one and he needs to have help. There’s no blame on Pascal, I think he did a great job to track him [Salah] anyway.“These are the moments in the game that Liverpool generally find because of the quality that they’ve got.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State Football Cancels Media Session, Rumors Swirling Of Possible Major Injury

first_imgNoah Brown making a great catch at Ohio State practice.Noah Brown Ohio StateUpdate No. 2: Urban Meyer has confirmed that sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown broke his leg at practice and will have surgery. Urban Meyer just confirmed for me Noah Brown has broken leg, will undergo surgery, full recovery expected. story at http://t.co/x610tIOIt0— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 27, 2015Update: Multiple reports state that Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown suffered a major leg injury at practice tonight. Our understanding is that Noah Brown was injured at #Buckeye practice tonight. EMT’s responded to a call at OSU at 6:37.— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) August 26, 2015Earlier: Various Ohio State football players and coaches were scheduled to meet with the media this evening after practice. Interviews have been cancelled. According to multiple reporters at the Buckeyes’ facility, the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the mood is extremely somber. A player was reportedly carted off the field and rumors of a major injury to a Buckeye are swirling. Bad vibes here at OSU. Interviews cancelled. Looked to be a player carted off.— Matt McCoy (@MattMcCoyWTVN) August 26, 2015It was a strange mood as soon as we walked onto the practice field. Players were all very quiet, just sitting on the bench. No jokes.— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy_) August 26, 2015Ohio State abruptly cancelled interviews and people in this building look like they got the wind knocked out of them.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) August 26, 2015Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith Jr. posted the following tweet. Count yo blessings at all times NB I got bro— Corey Smith Jr (@dreamchaser_cj5) August 26, 2015That seems to be a reference to wide receiver Noah Brown, who was having a tremendous training camp.Per Corey Smith’s tweet, it sounds like WR Noah Brown, who was having an amazing camp, may have been injured.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 26, 2015Ohio State wide receiver coach Zach Smith has also tweeted.This is not our plan… This is God’s plan. Have to have #Faith in His plan and stay true to Him – It will all work out in the end.— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) August 26, 2015Brown, a sophomore, played in 13 games as a true freshman in 2014. He appeared to be on the verge of a breakout season this fall.  More to follow.last_img read more

Video: Colin Cowherd Says Alabama Is The “Wal-Mart Of College Football”

first_imgColin Cowherd discussing something on his show.YouTube/Colin CowherdColin Cowherd has moved on from his weekly trolling of Iowa to find a new target. This week, Cowherd is apparently taking a few shots at Alabama. The FOX Sports radio host isn’t a fan of how “bland” the program has been during the Nick Saban era.Cowherd called Alabama the “Wal-Mart of college football” when discussing the team’s lack of quarterback success at the next level. He also doesn’t think that Saban’s excessive use of Derrick Henry will benefit the running back in the future.Where @ColinCowherd perfectly compares Alabama to Walmart. #RollbackTide #HerdHere https://t.co/mwfBwTGISE— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 15, 2015Obviously, it’s hard to argue with how much success Saban’s had in Tuscaloosa. We imagine that he doesn’t really care whether he’s winning with enough style points.last_img read more