Neighbors Helping Neighbors Restore 1st Floors with House Tour

first_imgFAIR HAVEN – The Fair Haven PTA’s biennial house hour will include a Super Storm Sandy relief fundraising effort designed to assist local victims with replacing kitchen and household items lost in the storm.The tour will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.The Fair Haven First Floor House Tour will be Dec. 14. Displaying kitchenware donated to the Super Storm Sandy relief effort are: from left, co-chair Britt Garrison, homeowner Jennifer Uzzi and co-chair Lauren Steets.Tour attendees will be encouraged to donate new kitchen essentials and much needed gift cards to home-goods stores. There will be donation boxes at each of the eight tour homes. These donations will be given to Sandy Family Match, which will in turn distribute the items to local victims of Sandy.“We thought it would be a unique way of supporting the hundreds of Two River area homeowners who lost or sustained severe damage to their homes,” said tour co-chair Lauren Steets. “Most of us know at least one local family who is suffering now as a result of the storm, and we all want to help in some way.”The 2012 holiday tour features eight distinctive Fair Haven homes. Each home will be decorated for the holidays with fabulous tabletops and floral arrangements sure to inspire.Tour-goers will sample some of the best local fare from popular chefs, including David Burke’s Fromagerie (Rumson), Lusty Lobster (Highlands), Pop’s Garage (Shrewsbury), Woody’s (Sea Bright), Cups and Cakes (Rumson) and Fair Haven favorites Tavolo Pronto, Gourmet Picnic and Taste and Technique.Two special raffle prizes will be offered. The grand prize is $3,000 worth of landscaping donated by Sycamore Landscaping. The first prize features dinner for 10, prepared in the winner’s home or other local home of their choice, by Chef Hernan Garces of the Raven Tea Room. The dinner includes beverages, flowers, dessert, and service to help the host and hostess relax. Tickets for these two great prizes are $10 each.Fair Haven’s First Floors has several generous sponsors to help make the event possible, including Sycamore Landscaping, Merrick Builders, Heritage House/Sotheby’s, and Better Housekeeping.Proceeds from the tour will support the educational programs of the Fair Haven school system. The mission of the Fair Haven PTA is to promote the welfare, safety, and educational development of Fair Haven’s children in the home, school and community through cooperative efforts of parents and teachers.Tickets to Fair Haven’s First Floors are $50 and will be sold, beginning at 10:30 a.m. the day of the tour, at 248 Kemp Ave. and 85 Grange Ave. No children will be allowed on the tour and participants will be asked to remove their shoes.For more information, or to support the Fair Haven PTA, contact house tour co-hairs Britt Garrison at 732-272-8622, Lauren Steets at 732-933-1867 or visit read more

Defending champs end Hart’s season

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “Brittany had a lot of good saves,” said sophomore Lindsay Mills, who scored for Hart on a ricochet off the crossbar in the 55th minute. “I was excited to score, because as a midfielder I don’t get too many opportunities.” Since the first loss to Buena, Hart had won 18 of 21 games and won the Foothill League title. It didn’t take long for Buena to take command in the rematch, scoring in the second minute on Alyssa Foutz’s goal from close range off Amanda Ortiz’s corner kick. Foutz nearly scored again late in the first half, but her shot hit the crossbar. Klamser thought Hart was better this time around. NEWHALL – A season filled with cheers ended in tears for Hart High’s girls’ soccer team Wednesday, as several players broke down following a 2-1 loss to visiting Buena of Ventura in the second round of the Southern Section Div. II playoffs. Hart (22-5-1) couldn’t parlay momentum after reaching the second round for the first time since 1999, and Rebecca Klamser scored the winning goal from close range in the 74th minute. “We came out and gave it our all, but I think the better team won,” said Hart’s Sarina Coutin, who was held scoreless for the second consecutive game after netting a school-record 38 goals during the regular season. “We can’t dwell on this loss.” Defending Div. II champion Buena (18-4-2) defeated Hart 5-1 in a nonleague game Dec. 15, but the Indians were without goalkeeper Brittany Tippet, serving a red-card suspension, in the first meeting. Tippet was in the nets Wednesday, but Hart didn’t generate enough scoring opportunities to mount much of a threat. “Last time we killed them, but this game was much closer,;” she said. “I think Hart played harder this time. “It’s do-or-die in the playoffs, so you have to be aggressive. I think after the first half, we thought we had it, then Hart started beating us to the ball a little bit in the second half.” Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgHundreds of people have left messages of sympathy and support for Conor Boyle and his family.Tragic ConorOne such message was this poem left by a friend of Conor’s.We asked the young person permission to use her words which she has agreed to. She stressed that she was not best friends with Conor but knew him from afar – but enough to pay this beautiful tribute to him.“Such style and such swag but you didn’t bragYour sparkling smile could make life so worthwhile,Your twinkling eyes made the ladies all sigh, So cool you could rule all the kids in the schoolA star on the pitch, a star in the ring, a star on the stage- a star to all age.A savvy young chap the sky was your limit, Harry Styles who? When Conor Boyle was”innit”..A beauty to watch and a beauty inside, it’s no wonder your friends reach so far and wide.Close friends you have many and they want you to know that they stand by your side as you brave this big ride. So dance with the angels and sing songs of joyYou’ll make heaven look cool with your swagger like Jagger.Turn your face to the sun and leave the shadows behindYou fought til the end take a rest now young friend.” HARRY STYLES WHO? – A POEM FOR CONOR was last modified: September 21st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Conor BoylecrashdonegalLoughanurepoemlast_img read more

The Nation Brand Forum panellists and moderators announced

first_imgBrand South Africa is proud to announce various support from experts in the fields of sport and creative industries as panellists and moderators to the Nation Brand Forum discussions.Johannesburg, Wednesday 3rd October 2018 – Brand South Africa’s marketing annual event – The Nation Brand Forum under the theme; “Inspiring excellence through sports & the creative industry” is to be hosted at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in Sandton on Thursday 11th October 2018.In a statement Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Ms Thembi Kunene-Msimang said; “We are delighted to bring the third instalment of the Nation Brand Forum. It is important to use an inclusive approach and have South Africans make a contribution to new and different ways that will strengthen the country’s image such as our creative arts and sports industries. Creative industry and sports are seen as South Africa’s competitive advantages and as such we have to nurture this strength.”This year’s Forum will be elevated as we see different influential personalities supporting Brand South Africa, such as Thomas Mlambo and Sthandiwe Kgoroge as MCs. Other personalities participating will include Kass Naidoo, KC Mathoma, Rosie Motene, Criselda Kananda and many others.“Our panellists and moderators are a pool of diverse nation brand assets in their own right. The third annual Nation Brand Forum will focus on strategies to be used by Brand South Africa when marketing the country internationally. This inclusive approach is proof that strong Nation Brands are built on committed citizens with the same vision and better co-ordinated implementation of programmes,” said Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing Ms Sithembile Ntombela.“We are very excited to have Mr Thomas Mlambo and Ms Sthandiwe Kgoroge as our MC’s for the day. We thank each and every individual that accepted our invitation and want to contributors towards building a strengthened country image to share with the world,” adds Ms Kunene-Msimang.Follow the conversation social media @Brand South Africa and #NationBrandForum18Event DetailsDate: Thursday, 11 October 2018Venue: IDC, Sandton 19 Fredman Drive, SandownTime: 08h30 for 9h00 – 15h00Limited seating availablelast_img read more

Major Publisher Investment Advances Inkling as the Future of Digital Textbooks

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Digital textbooks are at a tipping point, a recent study suggested, on a trajectory to overtake print textbooks in the coming decade. Even though they are a small part of the market now – just 3% – digital textbooks are on track to surpass 25% by 2015. No matter where you set the target date for that tipping point, digital textbooks certainly just received a strong shove in that direction with a major investment announcement from the iPad textbook maker Inkling. The startup has raised an undisclosed round of funding, with participation from some of its initial investors including Sequoia Capital. More significantly, this financing involves significant minority investments from the two biggest educational content companies in the world, McGraw-Hill and Pearson.More Books, Cheaper and Digital These publishers investments also include a substantial content commitment, significantly boosting the textbooks available on Inkling’s platform. Students will now have access to the top 100 undergraduate titles from McGraw-Hill, a full MBA curriculum from Pearson, a full medical education curriculum, and more. Having a more robust catalog helps Inkling meet the needs of more student book-buyers, and makes the company another viable alternative to the expensive and cumbersome print books found at the local campus bookstore. Of course, students have a number of alternatives for books already – print or digital – including a variety of used book and book rental websites. The latter all offer cheaper alternatives to new print textbooks. So does Inkling, and goes one step further by giving students the option to buy books by the chapter, not just in their entirety.Textbook as App: Beyond Simply Digitizing the TextBut Inkling founder and CEO Matt MacInnis says that price isn’t the only factor that will win over student consumers. Instead, he believes that Inkling can offer a superior learning experience over other textbook formats. And no doubt, Inkling has re-imagined how a textbook should work and done so with the iPad (ok, tablet… but really, iPad) experience in mind.Textbooks on Inkling’s platform aren’t simply the print versions converted to the tablet screen. “We have gently disassembled the textbook,” says MacInnis. Content isn’t bound by pages or sections or chapters in the same linear fashion. Rather, it’s hierarchical, richly illustrated and augmented. It’s interactive. It’s social. “We have gently disassembled the textbook” – Matt MacInnis, Inkling founder and CEO.“The iPad is not a book,” says MacInnis. “Too many publishers pretend it’s a book.” And while, yes, Inkling does offer well-known college textbook titles – reassembled, if you will, from the print versions – it’s pretty clear that a textbook on the Inkling platform isn’t really “a book,” or not at least not with the constraints of the physical printed form.Now, I love books in their physical printed form, don’t get me wrong. And geek that I am, the thought of books becoming apps makes me shudder. But when it comes to textbooks, quite frankly, I can’t really muster much of a defense for their print-bound integrity. The Future of (E)Books – An Engineering, Not a Publishing Problem?Interestingly, Inkling hasn’t approached the textbook with any sort of reverence or commitment to that print-bound form. Bringing textbooks to the Inkling platform is an “engineering problem,” according to MacInnis, not a publishing problem. And that’s likely why the platform takes a very different approach to the textbook that simply uploading an electronic version of the text.It may be an engineering problem that MacInnis says his company is working on here, but the investment today from Pearson and McGraw-Hill sure makes it look like those educational content providers think Inkling’s on to something that will address the publishing problem too. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#E-Books#NYT#web audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Indian American Actor Vandit Bhatt Cast on Season 3 of ‘Quantico’

first_imgActor Vandit Bhatt is set for a recurring role on the third season of the show, reports Deadline. Bhatt, who recently played a younger version of Indo-Canadian actor Russell Peters in the film, “Ripped,” will play Jagdeep “Deep” Patel, a member of the new elite black ops team.Created by Josh Safron and executive produced by Michael Seitzman, who also is showrunner, and Mark Gordon, “Quantico” explores the lives of young government agents as they go through training to become special agents and beyond.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img read more

PH squash team unhurt after bus crash ahead of SEA Games event

first_imgThe bus was on its way from the players’ hotel in Putrajaya to the National Squash Centre. Photo from The Star Twitter @staronline.KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ squash team is shaken but otherwise unhurt following a bus accident on Monday morning.The Filipinos, as well as the Thai and Myanmar squash teams, were on their way to the National Squash Centre from their hotel in Putrajaya when their buses collided.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “We also had a police escort and everything seemed fine until the second bus hit us strongly from behind.“Some of the Myanmar players had some slight injuries but my players are all fine and we’re still ready to play.”Due to the accident, the morning matches of men and women’s doubles have been temporarily suspended. The mixed doubles competition was initially scheduled to start at 2pm.“We’re putting the competition on hold until the players get medical clearance to play,” said SEA Games squash technical officer K. Sivanesan.“We’re rescheduling and we expect things to be up and running after lunch.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: Coach wants to see more from Perlas LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension None of the Filipino players – seven of them in total – suffered any major injuries.The Thais also escaped unhurt but a couple of Myanmar players were sent to the National Sports Institute (NSI) for treatment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“What happened was just unfortunate. It was an accident after all,” said Filipino team manager Abad Santos.“There were two buses. We were in the first bus together with the Thailand team while Myanmar was in the bus behind us. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Squash offers nine gold medals at the Games and is played at the National Squash Centre and the Raintree Club in KL.last_img read more

D-League: Wangs-Letran escapes Perpetual for back-to-back wins

first_imgPublico got 17 points and five rebounds, while Bong Quinto added 14 markers, eight boards, and seven assists as Wangs-Letran netted back-to-back wins to rise to 4-2.JP Calvo chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, and six dimes, while Jerrick Balanza and Christian Fajarito both had 10.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“A win is a win. But we still played bad, especially on defense. Luckily, we were aggressive in the second half and we were able to recover,” said coach Jeff Napa.The Couriers were holding on to a precarious 78-77 lead in the last 4:42 when Publico strung six straight points to give his side an 84-81 lead with 54 seconds remaining. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Prince Eze cut that lead back to one, 84-83, but Bonbon Batiller scored on the layup before Quinto put on the finishing touches from the foul line.Edgar Charcos led Perpetual (2-4) with 29 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, while Eze had 26 markers, 12 boards, and five blocks.The Scores:WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 88 — Publico 17, Quinto 14, Calvo 12, Balanza 10, Fajarito 10, Batiller 8, Mandreza 6, Ambohot 4, Yu 3, Balagasay 2, Trinidad 2, Taladua 0.PERPETUAL 83 — Charcos 29, Eze 26, Coronel 8, Peralta 8, Villanueva 6, Aurin 2, Mangalino 2, Tiburcio 2, Pido 0, Tamayo 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 25-10, 40-38, 65-62, 88-83. AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico PBA IMAGESRey Publico carried Wangs Basketball-Letran down the stretch to the 88-83 victory over Perpetual Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The veteran big man drilled the crucial six points for the Couriers as they fended off the Altas belated rally.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Marcial eyes Olympic gold before going pro John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Rajapaksa asks Sirisena govt to reject UNHRC report on Lanka

first_imgColombo, Sep 22 (PTI) Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today asked the Sri Lankan government to reject a UNHRC report that called for a special “hybrid” court with international judges to probe the alleged war crimes committed towards the final phases of the civil war with LTTE under his command. “My government did not cooperate with this investigation for many reasons. Foremost of which was that it was instituted outside the established procedure of the UN Human Rights Council,” Rajapaksa said. “The usual procedure was for the President of the UNHRC to appoint a three-member independent panel to carry out the investigation after the relevant resolution is passed in the Council. However the investigation on Sri Lanka was not carried out by an independent Commission of Inquiry,” he said. In a blow to Sri Lankas insistence on a purely domestic probe, a UNHRC report last week asked Sri Lankan government to set up “a hybrid special court, integrating international judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators” to probe the horrific war crimes during the civil war that ended in 2009. Sri Lankas Tamil minority say they lack trust in a local inquiry into the war, in which more than 100,000 people died. President Maithripala Sirisenas new government, which in January came to power strongly backed by the Tamils, has vowed to punish war criminals of the conflict fought under the command of his predecessor, Rajapaksa, who ruled Sri Lanka for nearly 10 years. Rajapksa, 69, said the OHCHRs independence is questionable because it is funded for the most part not through the regular budget of the UN but through “voluntary contributions” from the very Western states that sponsored the resolution against Sri Lanka. “Furthermore all the important staff positions in this body are held by Westerners who make up half the cadre of the OHCHR …. Given the composition of the OHCHR, it would not be possible to expect an impartial inquiry from them,” he said. “Neither the OHCHR nor the UNHRC has the authority to set up an international war crimes tribunal. The only body with the authority to do so is the UNSC where the veto power of China and Russia will be a factor to contend with,” he said. Sri Lanka cannot be taken before the International Criminal Court (ICC), because “we are not a signatory to the Rome Statute under which the ICC functions,” Rajapaksa said. Rajapaksas handling of the war has been internationally condemned for rights abuses. The UNHRC has passed three successive resolutions against his administration — the last of which in 2014 recommended an international investigation. PTI CORR ABHadvertisementlast_img read more