Surfers take advantage of the early-spring swell in Ocean City.Ocean City’s big Spring Block Party is scheduled for next Saturday (May 3), but this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and have some fun. Here are some highlights of weekend events:SATURDAY, APRIL 26Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Check in at the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace) for cleanup supplies. All are invited to join in this statewide program to keep our beaches clean, safe and to protect our coastline. Call (609) 399-6111 ext, 9711.Step Into Spring 5K Walk/Run: Registration starts 7 a.m. in front of the Ocean City Music Pier. Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. Benefits Betsy Young Memorial Foundation and Abramson Cancer Center of Philadelphia. To register call (609) 233-9020 or www.active.com. Read more about the event.Spring Swing Surf Contest: Seventh Street Beach, 9 a.m. start. No Wave Date 4/27/14. Divisions for all Male age groups 13 and Under to Masters and Over. Longboard Open, Women Open. Fee $10. Register online at www.ocnj.us/recreation under Recreation Activities. The event honors Don Pileggi for his many contributions to the Ocean City Surfing Community. For more information, call (609) 525-9317. Read more about the event.Used Clothing Drive Fundraiser for Ocean City High School Surf Team: Drop off donations at 6th Street Fire House, 6th and West Ave., Door #4, noon to 5 p.m. both days. Accepting Men’s, Women’s, Children Clothing, Handbags, Shoes, Belts, Linens, Curtains, Tablecloths, Hard Toys, Stuffed Animals. No books, CDs or VHS Tapes. Drop off items in plastic garbage bags. For information, call Jennifer Bowman, (609) 425-1474. Read more about the event.SUNDAY, APRIL 27March for the Babies Walk: Starts 9 a.m. in front of Music Pier. For information, visit www.marchforbabies.org. or call (856) 874-9050.Used Clothing Drive Fundraiser for Ocean City High School Surf Team: Drop off donations at 6th Street Fire House, 6th and West Ave., Door #4, noon to 5 p.m. both days. Accepting Men’s, Women’s, Children Clothing, Handbags, Shoes, Belts, Linens, Curtains, Tablecloths, Hard Toys, Stuffed Animals. No books, CDs or VHS Tapes. Drop off items in plastic garbage bags. For information, call Jennifer Bowman, (609) 425-1474. Read more about the event.
By Dialogo March 01, 2010 Rescue workers are tearing through the rubble in search of survivors in Chile Sunday, a day after a massive earthquake shattered the country’s central region. The 8.8 magnitude quake struck the South American country Saturday in the early morning hours. Many Chileans have continued to stay out of their homes because of the jolting series of aftershocks, some as strong as 6.9 magnitude. The quake has killed more than 700 people and damaged as many as 1.5 million homes. Officials say the death toll is expected to rise. Rescuers are working to reach about a 100 people trapped in an apartment building that collapsed in Concepcion, the country’s second-largest city. The main rescue operation is centered in the city, about 100 kilometers from the epicenter of the quake. Looters ransacked stores in Concepcion Sunday, stealing both food and electrical appliances. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a crowd of looters at one supermarket. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet declared a “state of catastrophe” in central Chile, where the quake toppled buildings, overturned cars and brought down power and phone lines. Bridges fell and many streets were covered with rubble. Fires were reported. Several hospitals collapsed. The president has not asked for assistance from other countries, but several nations have offered to send aid. Speaking at the Vatican Sunday, Pope Benedict said he is praying for the people of Chile and other populations in the Pacific tested by the calamity. The earthquake has raised a daunting first challenge for billionaire Sebastian Pinera, who was elected Chile’s president in January. He takes office in two weeks. Chile’s children who were preparing to return to school Monday at the end of their summer break have had their vacation extended another week. In the capital, Santiago, officials closed the international airport because of damage. Argentina and other parts of South America also felt the earthquake. While cell phone communication was knocked out by the quake, many people used social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to reach out to friends and loved ones. The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 8 or more is classified as a “great” earthquake that can cause tremendous damage. The biggest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile in 1960. It had a magnitude of 9.5 and also set off a tsunami, which had devastating effects in Pacific countries including Japan and the Philippines, where at least 1,600 people were killed. read more
“It’s official! I love you @bee_nowell for making me a better person with my friends and family, helping me feel & articulate my emotions, and always putting our relationship first,” he captioned his heartfelt post. “I’m blessed to have won at life by finding you ❤️.”The former Venmo engineer continued, “I proposed along the Sonoma coast. I was so nervous when I got down on one knee. I’m pretty sure I blacked out in the moment, but then she pulled me up and wouldn’t let go of me. Don’t ever let me go!”Sharing the same sweet photos, Nowell also celebrated the couple’s relationship milestone. “💍 He got me good! Absolutely no words to describe how amazing this moment felt,” she wrote via Instagram. “The man I love asked if I’d spend forever with him, we both cried, and I said YES!! I can’t believe I get to spend a lifetime with my favorite person.”Bachelorette’s John Graham. ABC/Craig Sjodin- Advertisement – Finally found The One! Former Bachelorette contestant John Graham is now a happily engaged man.Graham, 31, announced his engagement to girlfriend Brittni Nowell via Instagram on Sunday, November 8. He shared a photo from the moment he proposed alongside two selfies that featured his now-fiancée’s stunning diamond sparkler on full display.John Graham and Brittni Nowell. Courtesy Brittni Nowell/Instagram- Advertisement – Kufrin and Yrigoyen, 31, got engaged in the finale episode, but she announced their split in September after two years together.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants Nowell, 31, directed the final portion of her announcement to Graham, writing: “John, I love you so much! You’ve changed my life in so many ways, I feel so blessed to have found you. I can’t wait to see how we continue to grow together. Cheers to our next chapter🥂 ♥️ #engagedaf.”Graham went public with their relationship in February 2019. At the time, he noted via Instagram that he was “lucky enough to call her my B” and that he is “excited for our adventures ahead.”Graham previously competed on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, which aired in 2018. After sending the Asana engineer home in week 5, the 30-year-old “Bachelor Happy Hour” cohost went on to give her final rose to Garrett Yrigoyen.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – read more
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Michigan State Police have confirmed one passenger has died as a result of the three car crash on Genschaw Rd.Eighty-eight–year–old Martha Krajnik of Alpena was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to MidMichigan Health Center for treatment.Police were called to the scene at 12:46 p.m. on Monday. An investigation revealed a Chevy Trailblazer driven by an 18-year-old Alpena woman was traveling north on Genschaw, when she swerved into the southbound lane to avoid a Ford F–150 stopped in the road, waiting to turn left onto Princeton.The Trailblazer had minimal contact with the F–150 before swerving onto the southbound side, slamming into the Prius. The drivers of the Trailblazer and the F–150 did not report any injuries as a result of the accident. Three occupants of the Prius, however, did sustain injuries, ranging from minor to critical.The condition of the other occupants in the Prius is not known at this time.The crash is still under investigation and alcohol does not appear to have played a factor. Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Alpena Post at (989)354-4101.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Accident, crash, Death, Genschaw Rd., Martha Krajknik, michigan state police, msp, PrincetonContinue ReadingPrevious Larry Donajkowski wins 60 Second Inspiration grand prize at BAC’s annual fitness galaNext Thunder Bay Theatre brings on new artistic director read more
26 Jun 2013 Marsh cashes in before an ill wind blows others off course The weather generally plays a key role in golf and it was never truer than on day one of the Brabazon Trophy at Formby which ended with Yorkshire’s Nick Marsh on top of the leaderboard.The 18 year old from Huddersfield posted a two-under-par 70 in the second game out at 7.10am, a score that stood throughout a day in which the early starters gained from the calm conditions before a testing wind added to the questions posed by this superb course.Marsh (image © Tom Ward) has a one shot lead over a group of players on 71, including internationals Nathan Kimsey and Jordan Smith, but many others shot high numbers, while only eight of the 150-strong field finished under par.It wasn’t surprising that Marsh, who was a quarter finalist in last week’s Amateur Championship, was happy with his score. “It wasn’t bad for an opening round,” he said modestly. “It could have better as I had two three-putts but going out early certainly helped. But I gained a lot of confidence from last week at the Amateur.“This is a great course. I love it. It’s only my second time here. I played a county match here against Lancashire a few years ago and the layout is unbelievable. But if you hit it offline you are going to get punished as the rough is tough.”Marsh built his game with a run of three successive birdies from the eighth while another at 17 saw him secure his one shot advantage.Kimsey was not a happy bunny after going out in 40, three over par, then dropping another shot at the tenth. But five birdies in the eight holes from there saw him back in 31 and brought a smile to his face.Smith had four birdies on his card, all in the opening ten holes but bogeys at 15 and 17 brought him back to the field.Alfie Plant, the 20-year-old Kent champion, was another on 71 after coming home in 33. On his first visit to Formby, he was among the also-rans until his birdied the last three holes in style.Also on 71 are two Irishmen, Dermot McElroy and Brian Casey. McElroy, an Irish international from Ballymena, who finished second in the Scottish Open Stroke Play, might have had the lead on his own. But he bogeyed the 16th then missed birdie chances from five feet at the 17th and from 15 feet at the last.Casey, at 22, two years older than McElroy, is on a three-week visit from County Meath, which hasn’t been too successful until now. “I’ve had a run of missed cuts so it is nice to do something decent on a great golf course,” he said.The blustery wind didn’t faze him either. “I’m used to these conditions,” he added. “But it is tough to get the ball near the hole and you can’t afford to press too hard.”The ever reliable Neil Raymond, who could make history this week if he can win the title for the third successive year, opened with a birdie-free 74 containing 16 pars, while Ryan Evans, winner of the Berkshire Trophy last weekend, went one better with 73.Cumbria’s Seb Crookall-Nixon, back from his first year at college in San Francisco, started with 75 in the wind but wasn’t too disappointed. “I hit the ball well but I didn’t putt well which has been my strength in recent times,” he said.Callum Shinkwin, another international, felt he should have been leading and it was hard to disagree after he signed for a level par 72 which included a triple-bogey eight at the 17th where he lost his ball off the tee.“I’d been hitting the driver well all day until then,” he said. “If it hadn’t been for that I would have had the lead,” added the Moor Park man, whose card also included an eagle-three at the third. read more
In this June 24, 1995 file photo, South African rugby captain Francios Pienaar, right, receives the Rugby World Cup from South African President Nelson Mandela, who wears a South African rugby shirt, after they defeated New Zealand in the final 15-12 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Ross Setford, File)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap. His long-sleeve green rugby jersey was untucked and buttoned right up to the top, a style all his own. On the back, a gold No. 6, big and bold.Within seconds, the chants went up from the fans packed into Ellis Park stadium in the heart of Johannesburg: “Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!”Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black president, was wearing the colors of the Springboks and 65,000 White rugby supporters were joyously shouting his name.It was 1995. The Rugby World Cup final, rugby’s biggest game. And yet it was much more. It was nation-defining for South Africa, a transcendent moment in the transformation from apartheid to multi-racial democracy.The day spawned books and a blockbuster Clint Eastwood movie. It still speaks — nearly 20 years later — to what sport is capable of achieving. With his cap and a team jersey, Mandela showed an incisive understanding of the role sport plays in millions of lives.Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.“Sport has the power to change the world,” Mandela said in a speech five years after that match. “It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”A statesman, Mandela didn’t just have brushes with sports, occasional appearances timed only for political gain. He embraced them wholeheartedly — rugby, soccer, cricket, boxing, track and field, among others. And, by many accounts, he truly loved athletic contests, with their celebration of humanity and how they unite teammates, fans and countries in triumph and, sometimes, in despair. At one time in his youth, Mandela cut an impressive figure as an amateur boxer.On June 24, 1995, Mandela and South Africa were triumphant. And he may just have saved a country by pulling on that green and gold jersey with a prancing antelope on the left breast. The Springboks were dear to the hearts of South Africa’s White Afrikaners and loathed by the nation’s Black majority. By donning their emblem, Mandela reconciled a nation fractured and badly damaged by racism and hatred.“Not in my wildest dreams did I think that Nelson Mandela would pitch up at the final wearing a Springbok on his heart,” South Africa’s captain on that day, Francois Pienaar, said in a television interview some time later. “When he walked into our changing room to say good luck to us, he turned around and my number was on his back.“It was just an amazing feeling.”Mandela also could leave millionaire sportsmen like David Beckham and Tiger Woods star-struck.“Allow me to introduce myself to you,” Mandela joked to then-England soccer captain Beckham when they met in 2003. Only there was no doubting who wanted to meet whom.A young Woods came out of his audience with Mandela proudly clutching a copy of the president’s autobiography.Beckham, sitting — almost shyly — on the arm of Mandela’s chair, said his meeting was “an amazing honor,” even if Mandela wasn’t sure what to make of the superstar’s hairstyle of the moment — dreadlocks.“I’m too old to express an opinion on the latest developments for young people,” Mandela said with a laugh.In fact, Mandela, who came out of prison at 71 after decades of isolation, never lost touch. It was part of what made him an inspiration for sport and sportsmen and women. While he was incarcerated, South Africa was thrown out of the Olympics for over 30 years and only allowed back in after he was released.Now, Mandela, known affectionately to South Africans by his clan name Madiba, was wearing the No. 6 jersey of Pienaar — the Afrikaans rugby player with whom he had struck up a close friendship. The relationship was portrayed by Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon in the film “Invictus” and took rugby and the story of the ’95 World Cup to millions unfamiliar with South Africa’s game.The underdog South Africans won that day, beating New Zealand — the top team in the world — in extra time of a nerve-racking final.“We underestimated how proud it would make South Africa,” Pienaar said, recalling the tournament and telling of how Mandela would phone him up regularly to check on the team. “It would be Madiba, wanting to chat to me, to find out what’s happening. Is the team focused? Are they OK? Are the guys cool?”The phone calls told of Mandela’s desire for the Springboks to win for all South Africans, but also his affinity with sport.He repeated his success in 1996, this time wearing a South Africa national football team shirt as Bafana Bafana claimed the African Cup of Nations title, again on home soil. With Mandela, it appeared you couldn’t lose.He also was pivotal in helping South Africa eventually win the right to host the 2010 soccer World Cup, the first in Africa and perhaps the biggest test of South Africa’s progress, of its coming of age, just 16 years into its young democracy. South Africa came through it with high praise, sweeping aside the doubters — as Mandela said his country would.Mandela’s last public appearance for South Africa was at that soccer World Cup final in Soweto, the township closely connected to the struggle against apartheid and the center of the world again for a few weeks — this time in celebration. By then, Mandela was old and, unable to walk for too long and bundled up against the cold in a thick coat and hat, he circled the stadium on a golf cart.South Africa, and the world, couldn’t celebrate the country’s biggest sporting moment without him. Yet, painfully maybe, it reminded them of a former Mandela. One 15 years earlier.As he strode out onto the Ellis Park field in June 1995, Mandela stretched out his hand as he approached a line of muscular, young, mostly White South African players. He was crossing a chasm, both in sport and in politics. And yet, he made the journey smoothly and with a smile.After South Africa had won the final 15-12, a fairytale ending to its first major event as a democracy, Mandela — still in his jersey — handed the glistening gold World Cup trophy to the blonde-haired Pienaar, an ideal picture of a new South Africa. Mandela reached out his left hand and laid it on Pienaar’s right shoulder, patting it gently.“He said to me ‘Thank you for what you have done for South Africa,’” Pienaar recalled. “I said to him, ‘No, Madiba, you’ve got it wrong. Thank you for what you’ve done for South Africa.’ And I felt like hugging him. I really felt like giving him a big hug, but it wasn’t protocol … and that just gave me shivers down my spine.”And then Mandela raised both his arms in celebration, smiling gleefully with obvious and undisguised delight as Pienaar lifted the cup.“Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination,” Mandela said.And he proved it.__Follow Gerald Imray at www.twitter.com/GeraldImrayAP read more
Samantha Barnwell from Oceanport, center, participates in the First-Year Overnight Orientation Program at Monmouth University, West Long Branch. The two-day program brings first-year students to campus in July. Students do various team-building activities, have an individual advising appointment with a first-year adviser, learn about campus resources and begin exploring the differences between high school and college through student-created skits and a mock class experience with a full-time faculty member.
It is hoped that Donegal will be Twitter famous by the end of this Wednesday as #LoveDonegal Day gets underway.The social media campaign is calling on people in Donegal and all over the world to simply post tweets about Donegal and use the hashtags #LoveDonegal or #DunnanGallAbú.“If everyone acts together, then we can get Donegal trending,” says Joanne Kilmartin, Donegal Diaspora officer for the county, who’s on the Donegal Connect county-wide project team. “We want everyone in Donegal, everyone from Donegal, everyone with Donegal connections and everyone who loves Donegal to get involved,” says Joanne. “Just Tweet about Donegal, your life or business or community here, your Donegal roots, or why you love to visit Donegal. Add the hashtag #LoveDonegal and if you are Tweeting ‘as Gaeilge’, then please also add #DunnanGallAbú to your Tweet too.”“If you can add a picture, that’s even better! We’ve already got great support from people like Daniel and Majella, Packie Bonner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Game of Thrones actor Art Parkinson, former Ireland rugby player Nora Stapleton, and a wide range of social media influencers. To be honest, we’re delighted with the response to date.”Donegal Connect is a public/private sector project which works to strengthen our links with the Donegal Diaspora to benefit both them and the county, says Joanne. “We want more people to visit, take jobs here, invest in the county, start business here, relocate or retire here, to grow our local economy.”What to Tweet for #LoveDonegal DayIf you live in Donegal, Tweet about your community, your business, your family, your work, where you live, your sports team or club – basically anything! – using the hashtag #LoveDonegal. If you don’t live here but visit or have roots here, you can Tweet about e.g. what you love about Donegal, favourite places, people & things to do here, using the hashtag #LoveDonegal.Add a photo to your Tweet too, if you can. You can post to Instagram as well, if you have an account and have time, but Twitter is our priority on the day. Tweets/posts can talk about:visiting or travelling around Donegal,the people of Donegal,the landscape, coastline or islands of Donegal….music, arts, sport, marine, business, culture & food,the Gaeltacht and the Irish languageThe project’s main funder is Fáilte Ireland, via the Global Irish Festival Series Fund. Wild Atlantic Way Manager Joan Crawford says “#LoveDonegal is a great opportunity to engage with people in the world who have a fond connection with this spectacular county and want to share a piece of ‘their’ Donegal”.Donegal County Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan is urging everyone to get involved on 14th August. “#LoveDonegal day is a great opportunity for individuals, families, organisations, clubs and businesses in Donegal to tell as many people as possible around the world about our amazing County and what we have to offer people who are thinking about visiting, relocating or investing in Donegal.”You can take part by:Tweeting personally from your personal account using #LoveDonegalTweeting from your work, club our group Twitter accounts, if availablePosting your Donegal pictures to Twitter (and Instagram too,) adding #LoveDonegalRetweeting other #LoveDonegal tweetsAsking your friends & family at home and abroad to join inSee details here, including some sample Tweets. Eolas as Gaeilge anseo. Worldwide campaign aims to get #LoveDonegal trending today was last modified: August 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) read more
Get Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter.Sean McVay was a quality control assistant under Jon Gruden in 2008, but his real education began after they were both fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the season.In a dingy office at a Tampa strip mall, the 22-year-old coach learned Gruden’s attention to detail included concentric circles.Gruden borrowed a couple of greaseboards from the nearby Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena League. He invited McVay, …