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Leonardo Marina Shows Off Its New Office Building

first_imgBy Matt Lobosco |MIDDLETOWN – After years of fighting to recover from Super Storm Sandy, the Leonardo boating community took a huge step in its recovery from the storm.On Saturday, June 10, officials from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) joined boaters, local officials and summer visitors to celebrate National Marina Day by unveiling the marina’s new office building. The day-long event began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building and included kayak tours, and craft and food vendors.Open since 1963, Leonardo State Marina is one of New Jersey’s six state marinas. The 17-acre facility along the shores of Sandy Hook Bay provides 176 berths for boaters as well as numerous educational programs for young people during the summer. However, several structures which provided services crucial to the operation of the marina were completely destroyed by Sandy, including its garage, its office, and its public restrooms.Now the marina has a brand new building to provide virtually all the services lost from the storm. Along with restoring office space for the marina staff, the building provides new showers, bathrooms, a lobby area and a multipurpose room including a kitchenette, tables and chairs.The one-story structure stands across from the marina on the other side of Concord Avenue, which runs the length of the harbor.(Left to right) Robert DeCotiis of Master Consulting Engineers, Ed Mulvane of the Department of Property Management and Construction, Ron Sebring of Ronald A. Sebring Associates, LLC, Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso, DEP Assistant Commissioner Rich Boornazian and Superintendent of Parks and Forestry Maggie Mitchell gather to cut the ribbon to signify the official opening of the new office building.“This marina has been here for years. If you took a ride up the coast here, the boats all got lifted up and corralled and a lot of them were out of the water. This place was devastated,” said Richard Boornazian, DEP assistant commissioner. “We think this is a vibrant community. So it’s not only a service, it’s an amenity to have this marina here. This is a great boating community and we want to keep it here.”Boornazian said he was at the marina two days after the storm and could not believe the devastation. He emphasized his excitement over the hard work of the staff and the enthusiasm of the community for getting the office built. For as destructive as Sandy was, the staff and the town saw this as an opportunity to make the marina even better.Maggie Mitchell, superintendent of the parks and forestry division of the DEP, shared Boornazian’s outlook. “Opening this building and getting this open benefits everyone in the community,” she said.Ronald Sebring, owner of Ronald A. Sebring Associates, LLC and creator of the blueprint for architecture of the office building, echoed the feelings of the marina staff about the opportunity brought on by this project. He said he believed the facilities that existed prior to Sandy had many issues that were essentially being covered with Band-Aids. Sebring said the facilities “in my mind needed updating” and Sandy brought an opportunity to fix those issues.Perhaps the new building can serve as a small silver lining in what has been a difficult recovery from Sandy. After five years of looking for a source of stimulation and excitement, the Leonardo community appears galvanized by the construction of the marina’s new office building.“This is a great community. I love the way things turned out. This building will last for a very long time,” Boornazian said.This article was first published in the June 15-June 22, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Neptunes shine against BC’s best at BCSSA Championships

first_imgMedals are generally hard to come by for Interior clubs when competing at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships.However, this is a different Nelson Neptunes team.The road warriors from Nelson continued their success away from home as the Heritage City Club did not look out of place at the provincial meet held this past weekend in Coquitlam.“Twelve Neptunes and Head Coach Cynthia Pfeiffer endured the heat wave to finish with six medals, eight consolation final swims, 11 final swims and over 90 percent best times,” said Neptune head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer said the Neptunes were led by Lachlan Bibby-Fox and Jaylen Rushton, who were able to qualify in the A finals in all four events entered. Bibby-Fox started the Neptunes off on the right foot Friday by claiming the firsts medal for the Kootenays, with a bronze in 100-meter Individual medley.Sunday Bibby-Fox added his first ever silver provincial medal to his count in the 50-meter breaststroke.Rushton followed his momentum in the 100-meter individual medley, claiming the silver medal.Rushton also won bronze medals in both the 50-meter Freestyle and 50-meter Butterfly, and finishing a close fourth in her 50-meter Breaststroke. Pfeiffer also added to the medal count by finishing thirrd in the 100-meter Backstroke.Pfeiffer and Rushton teamed up with Olivia Cowan and Joanna Blishen combined to qualify in the final of the 4 x 50-meter Medley relay where they finished in eighth spot against much older swimmers.Cowan also qualified into the final in her 100-meter backstroke, where she finished eighth and was able to shave off one more second.Pfeiffer said other highlighted swims include Evan Chouinard knocking off five seconds in his 100-meter freestyle and Enna Cowan’s two second best time in her 50-meter butterfly. “With the (Nelson and District Community Complex) pool opening on October 17 the Neptunes are itching to get back to their home,” Pfeiffer said.“The winter maintenance program where they swim two hours a week, will begin shortly after the pool opening.”last_img read more

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NBA suspends Portland’s CJ McCollum for a game

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 He will have to miss the first game he is physically able to play, meaning he will likely sit Portland’s opener on Wednesday — coincidentally, back in Phoenix.McCollum has missed only four games in the past two seasons. He averaged a career-best 23 points per game on 48 percent shooting last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, right, is fouled by Sacramento Kings defender Matt Jones during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Portland didn’t make a lot of changes in the offseason as the team remains anchored by the backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and McColllum. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)cNEW YORK — The NBA has handed Portland guard CJ McCollum a one-game suspension for leaving the bench area during an altercation.McCollum took several steps onto the floor when Portland’s Caleb Swanigan and Phoenix’s Alex Len tussled in the fourth quarter of the teams’ preseason game Wednesday night. McCollum did not engage anyone, but leaving the bench area merited the penalty under NBA rules.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Cavaliers deal two, drop two as roster takes shape Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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Man Electrocuted in Logan Town

first_imgA man identified as Mitchell Larmah died on Monday when what eyewitnesses said was a live electrical wire that reportedly latched on to the steel rod he was carrying. The incident occurred in the Logan Town Community on Bushrod Island near Babylon.Eyewitnesses told the Daily Observer that, “Mitchell was carrying a steel rod when he mistakenly touched a loose current wire while passing close to the house they were building.”When the incident occurred, an eyewitness said the deceased’s body suddenly began to peel from the face down, to the disbelief and utter amazement of onlookers.“We observed that the steel that the deceased was carrying in his hand touched the wire, which led to his electrocution,” one account said.“Right after the incident, Mr. Larmah was rushed to the Cynthia Community Clinic in Babylon where he was pronounced dead upon arrival,” added another eyewitness.The eyewitnesses said the deceased was working for a man identified as Morris Jusufu, who they said was not present during the incident. Mr. Jusufu confirmed knowing the deceased, but denied hiring him as contractor.The deceased was a resident of the Jamaica Road Community on the Bushrod Island. He was a mason by profession. Eyewitnesses disclosed that this was the second time that such an incident had occurred at the building.Meanwhile, the deceased was buried on Tuesday in keeping with the Muslim tradition. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dunleavy offers new motivation

first_imgDunleavy has said he has lost sleep, trying to figure out ways to turn around the season. If the team’s drop-off has been about motivation or perspective, then the Marines certainly couldn’t hurt. “We had these Marines sitting up in front of us, saying, `Gosh, you guys are our heroes,”‘ Dunleavy said. “Dude, turn this thing around, we owe great respect to you. You’re obviously the heroes.” The Marines spoke to the team on Wednesday, after a blow-out loss to Phoenix the previous day. The Clippers then beat Golden State. Is it possible that the Marines could affect these NBA players? “When we make the playoffs, I’ll tell you,” Cuttino Mobley said. Kaman returns Chris Kaman was on the active roster Monday, after missing two games with the flu. “It was called the `death flu,”‘ Kaman corrected. The center was sick before going home to the Grand Rapids, Mich., area for the All-Star break. While he was at home, the “death flu” hit. All of the Clippers other banged-up players – Mobley (strained groin), Sam Cassell (abdominal strain) and Tim Thomas (back spasms) – also were available Monday. Joe Stevens can be reached at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The Clippers have gone through an excess of emotions this season, including feeling let down about how they’ve digressed to feeling confused trying to understand why this has happened. With the constant emotions and the Clippers still playing below expectations, the team tried a new approach this week by bringing in three Marines from Camp Pendleton to offer the players a dose of perspective and motivation. center_img “All three of the Marines we had served overseas,” coach Mike Dunleavy said. “We thought this might be a good perspective for guys who at times think that we have it bad, that your situation isn’t something that can’t be bettered by you as opposed to other people.” Last season, the Clippers were 33-23 (.589) through 56 games. This season, they remain under .500, even though they pretty much have the same players as last year. last_img
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Info evening on Ballyness Bay protest to be held in Letterkenny

first_imgA public information event is to be held at Letterkenny Shopping Centre to raise awareness of a proposed shellfish production plant at Ballyness Bay in Falcarragh.Members of Grúpa Gníomhaíochta Bhá Bhaile an Easa/Save Ballyness Bay will host the event on 30th November, 2019.A spokesperson said “The intention is to raise public awareness of the threat posed to this beautiful, pristine environment by proposals to use it for industrial shellfish production. “The proposals threaten local employment, the future economic development of the area, several protected wildlife species, and the health and wellbeing of the local community which is totally opposed to the proposals.”More information on the “Save Ballyness Bay” campaign is available on our Facebook page and our website at https://saveballynessbay.comEmail:- [email protected] contactSave Ballyness Bay Action Group, Killult, F92N6X6Info evening on Ballyness Bay protest to be held in Letterkenny was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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first_imgArsenal will play Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Under-21 Premier League Cup after beating Fulham 1-0.Thomas Eisfeld’s second-half goal was decisive in an entertaining game at Fulham’s Motspur Park training ground, where the Gunners’ England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to action after injury.Jesse Joronen produced excellent saves to deny Oxlade-Chamberlain – who went off three minutes after the interval – and Benik Afobe.But Fulham’s young Finnish keeper was unable to prevent Eisfeld firing into the top corner following a goalmouth scramble just before the hour mark.Arsenal continued to have the upper hand and Nico Yennaris had a goal disallowed for offside before Jorenen pulled off another fine stop, this time denying Carl Jenkinson.Fulham almost grabbed an injury-time equaliser when Dino Islamovic’s header hit the bar.See also:Ake gives Chelsea youngsters cup victoryFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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J-Bay returns to ASP World Championship Tour

first_img25 February 2014 The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) on Monday announced the return of world-famous South African surf spot Jeffreys Bay to the elite Samsung Galaxy World Championship Tour schedule for the 2014 season. Taking place from 10 to 20 July, the J Bay Open will serve as the sixth of 11 stops on the 2014 WCT schedule and has signed a three-year agreement to host the world’s best surfers from 2014 to 2016. An elite ASP WCT venue from 1996 to 2011, Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape is universally regarded as one of the best right-hand point breaks on the planet, and will replace Bali on the 2014 schedule.‘One of the world’s premiere waves’ “It’s only fitting that one of the world’s premiere waves provides the canvas for the world’s premiere surfers again,” Paul Speaker, the CEO of the ASP, said in a statement on Monday. “Jeffreys Bay has an incredible heritage with the sport, and the local community have been instrumental in returning the ASP Top 34 to South Africa this season. We’re very thankful and we look forward to the 2014 instalment of the event,” he added. Universally celebrated as one of the best waves on the planet, Jeffreys Bay has existed as a favorite tour stop for the world’s best surfers since its inception and will add a welcome element to this season’s ASP World Title race.‘It’s about damn time!’ “The fact that J-Bay is back on?! Well it’s about damn time!” South Africa’s Jordy Smith, a two-time event winner, said. “I am really excited that the event is back on. It’s by far the best stop on the tour for quality of high performance surfing. It’s arguably the best right-hand point in the world and deserves a spot on the WCT. “I’m proud to be a South African and to have one of the ‘CT spots be in our backyard. It means a lot to our country and the town of Jeffreys Bay. I’m sure the people are going to be really happy to see the event return.”‘One of my favourite places on earth’ “Such exciting news about going back to J-Bay,” Mick Fanning, the reigning three- time ASP world champion, commented. “The wave is one of my all-time favourites and the place in general is awesome. The people, the animals, the whole area is one of my favourite places on earth. Can’t wait!” “We were very fortunate to have brought the world’s best surfers to Bali in 2013 and Keramas delivered in amazing fashion for the event,” Kieren Perrow, ASP Commissioner, said. “However, the opportunity to bring the WCT back to South Africa made sense to us and we look forward to the Top 34 showcased on J-Bay’s world- class walls this July.”JBay Winterfest The J Bay Open will be the major draw card of the JBay WinterFest, which takes place during the same time period. “On behalf of the local surf community and the town of Jeffreys Bay, we would like to welcome ASP back to Jeffreys Bay,” stated Koffie Jacobs, the Director of the JBay WinterFest and the J-Bay Open event co-ordinator. “We obviously believe there is no finer right hand point break in the world, and ASP World Tour is not complete without Supertubes on the calendar.”‘Extremely pleased’ “We are extremely pleased that the best surfers in the world will be back at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay this July,” said Johnny Bakker, the Vice President of Surfing South Africa (SSA). “SSA is proud to be working with the ASP, the local surfing community, and the Kouga Municiaplity on the J Bay Open of Surfing.’ SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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We thought Vinod would join Hollywood: a classmate reminisces

first_imgMumbai, Apr 27 (PTI) As a starry-eyed Vinod Khanna regaled his friends at the Barnes School in British era cantonment township of Deolali in Maharashtra, many thought the young lad was cut out for an innings on the silver screen.”We thought that going by his acting skills and persona, Vinod will join Hollywood and not Bollywood,” his schoolmate Col (retd) Shashi Kiran Maini told PTI.”I first came in contact with Vinod in 1957, when he joined the Barnes High School. I was in sixth standard and he was our senior and the boxing captain of our Royal House team, of which I was a member,” Maini said.”Vinod later became the head boy at Barnes School. He was a thorough gentleman, an ace sportsman and the best one out there in dramatics,” he said.”I was Vinods young buddy in Royal House. He was the star attraction in the Dramatics Club and used to tell us often that his ambition was to become a film actor,” he said.”He was too good in dramatics. There was a time when we thought that he would go to Hollywood and not Bollywood,” said Maini, who retired from the Army in 2002 and is now settled near Delhi.”Vinod used to win all acting and sports awards. He was always the winner, be it the 100 metres or the 400 metres race or the cross country run. He was a very good athlete,” he said.”Once while I was posted at Gurdaspur in his constituency, I invited him for lunch at the Officers Mess and he readily accepted my offer. He was a humble person,” Maini said.advertisement”Vinod also attended the wedding of my sisters son. My brother-in-law and Vinod were from the same college in Delhi,” he said. PTI VT GK BASlast_img read more

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Michigan Unveils Some New Jordan Brand Gear

first_imgMichigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)In just over one week, Michigan will officially be making the switch from adidas to Nike. As previously reported, the Wolverines’ football and basketball teams will become the first to wear the Jumpman brand, too. This week, the school has let a few photos of some of the new gear trickle out.The M Den, the official merchandise dealer for Michigan, has posted photos of new tee shirts and shorts on Instagram. ESPN’s Darren Rovell also had some exclusive photos as well.First images of Michigan-Jordan merchandise being released today. Partnership starts 8/1 for football & basketball pic.twitter.com/8Cop0wBHhy— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2016Nike will go back to the more traditional yellow for Michigan. Here’s a comparison of adidas yellow vs Nike pic.twitter.com/KTQHQPXKMp— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2016 Michigan fans – what do you think so far?last_img read more

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