HUDSON COUNTY — Sept. 11 remembrance ceremonies were scheduled for around Hudson County on Tuesday, including in Jersey City, North Bergen, Union City, West New York, Gutenberg, Bayonne, and Weehawken.West New York’s event will be held at 5:30 town’s 9/11 Memorial Monument in Donnelly Park, Boulevard East and 60th Street.Hoboken planned to hold its event at 6 p.m., with Mayor Bhalla and Sen. Bob Melendez speaking, at Pier A.At the same time, Union City was scheduled to hold a Ceremony of Remembrance at Liberty Plaza, 30th Street and Palisade Avenue.Bayonne will hold its service at 7 p.m. at 51 Port Terminal Blvd. near the Sept. 11 “Teardrop” memorial at Harborview Park. ×
Dear Friends,Today’s storm is beginning to move away, and the forecast looks good through the coming week. Ocean City businesses are open and the city is decorated for the holidays. Remember to visit our local restaurants, and if you are visiting family out of town, bring some favorite treats from Ocean City shops.First Night is a little more than a week away, and if you have not purchased admission buttons for your family, there is still time to do so. You can order your buttons online at firstnightocnj.com or by calling 1-609-399-6111. Buttons also can be purchased in person at the City Hall Welcome Center at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Ninth Street causeway, and at the 46th Street Welcome Center. Online registration is also open for the First Day 5K Run. The race will start at 1 p.m. and race-day registration will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Registration for the 2 p.m. First Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean also will be at the Music Pier.Because Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Tuesdays, there will be a change to the regular schedule of trash and recycling pickup. Regularly scheduled pickup will be pushed back by one day for most residents. See more information.I’m sad to report that Joseph Firmani passed away earlier this week. Joe was a long-time Ocean City resident and ranger at the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course. Michele and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends and thank him for his service to Ocean City.Michele and I also would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please take the time to enjoy the holidays with your family, neighbors and friends. Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillian
Published on December 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 WASHINGTON — Outside of the perimeter, there’s an obvious hole in the 2-3 zone. It’s an open area in the high post, in between the two men up top and the three down low. What happens in that spot, whether it be scoring, facilitating or a lack of either, can decide games for Syracuse. On Saturday in Capital One Arena, Georgetown (7-3) shot 44% from the field including 11-of-25 from beyond the arc, but Syracuse (5-5, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) head coach Jim Boheiem said it wasn’t the 3-pointers that undid his team. It was the passes and drives inside that led to easy buckets off the wing or free throws. The Hoyas sank 24 free throws and had assists on 20 buckets, and dominated the hole Syracuse’s leaves for its opponents in a 89-79 victory. As the ball whipped around and the orange jerseys trailed behind it, that spot, the open one in the middle, became the epicenter of Syracuse’s issues as it allowed the most points it has all year. “They are such a threat inside and outside, and they have guys who can get in the lane,” Boeheim said. “It was very difficult to defend them.”Georgetown knocked down 3-pointers early and shifted how Syracuse could play defense. The Hoyas, who started 4-of-5 from 3 in the first half, shot better from beyond the 3-point line than Syracuse players expected. The outside shots forced Orange defenders to move up and rotate faster in order to contest them. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnce that movement toward the 3-point line occurred, Georgetown moved the ball inside. Early on, the ball went to Omer Yurtseven, who hit a jumper from the high post, another from the wing and drew a foul down low when going for a dunk. Screens in that area caused a problem for Syracuse as well. Georgetown guard Terrell Allen often circled the paint, flashing his hands around the elbow, catching a pass and hitting a mid-range turnaround jumper. When he didn’t shoot it, Allen had options outside the arc which led to 3-pointers from Jagan Mosely and Jahvon Blair, who combined for seven makes from 3. “It’s tough when we’re rotating, rotating, for 25-20 seconds and they make that extra (pass),” Syracuse guard Howard Washington said. Washington said it’s not as simple as the players in the top of the zone stepping down to negate a pass into the high post. It’s personnel-based, and while Georgetown had players that could score inside that area, guard Mac McClung (26 points) – among others – posed a threat for the SU defense. Some of the success generated from screens inside the defense, near the hoop. If those were handled better, Georgetown’s plays could’ve been shut down, Washington said. “It’s tough especially playing in a zone that’s kind of designed to give up contested 3s and contested shots,” Washington said. “They were making the contested ones and the open ones.”Syracuse center Bourama Sidibe noted that players driving down the lane were a major issue. When a player drove, their passes often went to an open man on the outside, and if that player wasn’t open the next man he threw it to was. Georgetown initiated movement in the Syracuse defense, and the Orange could never settle back in. “When guys keep driving to the rim you got to stop them or you got to wish they miss a shot,” Sidibe said. “They had too many wide open look shots.”Boeheim noted after the game that the team is young and the zone defense has been good some games and not as good others. Saturday can be chalked up as the latter. The zone will never prevent a good shooting team from doing just that. But it needs to prevent easy buckets. It didn’t against Georgetown and the Orange are back to even on the year, searching for a way to fill their holes before conference play. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Deepest condolences to the Valbuena family. One of the most contagious smiles to be around that I was fortunate enough to share the field with. May we all learn a lesson to play the game with the passion and spirit that you did. May you Rest In Peace! #BatFlipKing pic.twitter.com/E7tgb1uA3V— Justin Anderson (@janderson_22) December 7, 2018Increíble despertarse con este tipo de noticias, una dura para todos los que conociamos a Luis, una excelente persona, humilde. Paz a tu alma hermano, aca extrañaremos tu alegría!— Ender Inciarte (@enderinciartem) December 7, 2018Man I’m truly sick about this. When i saw you last calling the angels game you told me how well i was doing and that you were proud of me. Rest in heaven my brother. pic.twitter.com/QM1UMOuiyi— Dontrelle Willis (@DTrainMLB) December 7, 2018Sad to wake up to the news of the loss of teammate Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo. Praying for their families to find comfort in such a difficult time. You will be missed ValBueeeeeena 😔— Rene Rivera (@ReneRivera13) December 7, 2018RIP Luuuuuu… I will miss you brotha. Gone way too soon. Great teammate and great person. Every day he would have a smile that would light up the room. pic.twitter.com/YA9WghcLYB— Tyler Skaggs (@TylerSkaggs37) December 7, 2018💔 https://t.co/a6V1piBdMs— Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) December 7, 2018 This one hurts 😢 Rest In Peace mi Hermano 🙏🏾A post shared by Eric Young Jr (@itseyjr) on Dec 7, 2018 at 5:39am PST Terrible news to wake up to! My prayers go out to both families 🙏🏽🙏🏽. This is sad day losing a friend and two members of the baseball family https://t.co/1g26hVjUEd— Edwin Jackson (@EJ36) December 7, 2018 View this post on Instagram MORE: Notable sports deaths of 2018″The Astros family lost two young men yesterday, entirely too soon,” the Astros said in a statement released by the team. “During his two seasons in Houston, Luis was an extremely popular player with his teammates and the Astros staff. He was a productive player on the field and played a key role in the Astros run to the postseason in 2015. Off the field, he was a warm and friendly presence to all who interacted with him. Jose’s time with the Astros was brief, but he also had a positive impact on those around him. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.” View this post on Instagram Valbuena and Castillo’s deaths drew reactions from people that knew them best — fellow MLB players and the people who covered them.Here’s how they were remembered by those that were close to them.MLB players and teamsWe are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Pirates infielder José Castillo.Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/yKw7soe8Ic— Pirates (@Pirates) December 7, 2018We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Angel Luis Valbuena and former MLB infielder José Castillo. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones during this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/GxegOtJXuB— Angels (@Angels) December 7, 2018We are so very deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Astros players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones. https://t.co/DsFivc3KgH pic.twitter.com/DQazSdUlZr— Houston Astros (@astros) December 7, 2018Reaction from @ajhinch & @jluhnow regarding deaths of Valbuena & Castillo #khou11 #htownrush pic.twitter.com/mUIg9HuI9e— Jason Bristol (@JBristolKHOU) December 7, 2018Woke up to news that my scheduled start tonight is cancelled because 2 of the opposing players were in a fatal accident. One of them a former teammate. Very sobering news. My thoughts are with the families and teammates of José Castillo and Luis Valbuena. pic.twitter.com/UEuaSwquxg— Rick Teasley 銳力 (@ItAintEasy37) December 7, 2018Absolutely devastated by the news of Luis’ passing. He was such a huge piece of our success story with the @astros…but more than that, he was a husband, father, teammate and friend. Rest easy, brother 💔 pic.twitter.com/WiVx0e1h6O— Collin McHugh (@Collin_McHugh) December 7, 2018 View this post on Instagram Que mala noticia ver que nuestros hermanos Luis Valbuena y Jose Castillo nos dejaron muy temprano. Mi más sentido pesame para las Familias Valbuena y Castillo. Terrible news to hear that our brothers Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo have left us early. My deepest condolences to the Valbuena and Castillo Families.A post shared by Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) on Dec 7, 2018 at 6:51am PST The MLB community lost two of its members Friday when free agent infielder Luis Valbuena and former player Jose Castillo died together in a car accident. Valbuena was 33 and Castillo was 37.They had played in a winter league game in Venezuela Thursday night along with winter league teammate Carlos Rivero, according to reports. The car was being driven by Rivero’s driver when the car collided with a rock. Rivero and his driver survived the crash. So sad for this news, God has a good place for you in heaven mi amigo, all My condolences to the Valbuena and Castillo’s family #ripbrotherA post shared by Danny Salazar (@danny.salazar31) on Dec 6, 2018 at 10:47pm PSTMedia membersI woke up hoping it wasn’t real. This may be the only time I ever saw Luis Valbuena not wearing his big smile. RIP. https://t.co/6it3NVHUQS— Julia Morales (@JuliaMorales) December 7, 2018One of the only things Luis Valbuena tweeted in the last three years was this photo of him paying tribute to Jose Fernandez. How tragic that he is now gone, too. https://t.co/tPsum6G7lh— Gabrielle (@gfstarr1) December 7, 2018Hay cosas que solo quedan aceptarlas. ¡Hasta cuando! Descansen en paz. Luis Valbuena y José Castillo. #RodillaEnSuelo— Ernesto Jerez (@EJerezESPN) December 7, 2018Every day, every single day he had a smile on his face, happiness in his heart & a genuine interest in making others feel the same. He treated everyone with respect, sincerity,and his wonderful gift of humor. Every day, every single day. #RIP @adan_jome. pic.twitter.com/S3vCTyuUXQ— Tim Mead (@TMead2002) December 7, 2018Luis Valbuena loved two things: his teammates and baseball.“If you’re a good person, a good kid, you want everything for them.”On his tragic death: https://t.co/R4NDlPl6FO— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) December 7, 2018
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County ChamberPartnering with the Thurston-Mason County Medical Society, the Thurston County Chamber is pleased to announce the 2018 Health Care Champions:Interfaith Works – Health Care Safety Net AwardPaul Wilkinson – Lifetime Achievement AwardAnnie Iriye – Professional Leadership AwardKaren Hilburn Cancer Fund – Community Impact AwardThe Health Care Champion awards were established to recognize heroic acts, steadfast dedication, extraordinary service and professionalism that are seen every day in our community’s medical offices, clinics, hospitals, emergency services and related organizations.The community is invited to join us as we honor and celebrate these leaders at the 12th annual Health Care Champions event on Tuesday, June 26. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Olympia Country & Golf Club and will include honoree recognition, videos, hors d’oeuvres and a no host bar.Tickets are $40 each and are available by calling the Chamber at 360.357.3362 or visiting ThurstonChamber.com.
The performance schedule for “Santa’s Circus” is as follows: Wednesday, December 18 at 7pm; Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20 at 4pm and 8pm; Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22 at 12pm, 4pm and 8pm and Monday, December 23 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm. Santa’s Circus is the story of an orphaned girl that has stopped believing in Christmas. She takes an extraordinary adventure to the North Pole and learns the spirit of Christmas never disappears for those who believe. She encounters wonderful characters such as snowmen, penguins, angels, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, and of course Santa himself. The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents “Santa Circus” Wednesday, December 18 thru Monday, December 23, 2019. Francisco is the eighth generation of a family dedicated to the entertainment business. He has taken part in numerous prestigious international festivals and also has been recognized with different awards, honors and nominations, and an Emmy award in the category of “Outstanding Non-Fiction Program” for his work in the series “Fire Within.” Since 2002, he has worked simultaneously with Cirque du Soleil as a co-creator of the show “Varekai” which has been seen by more than 9 million people around the world. Outside of work, he volunteers with non-profit organizations by creating and implementing workshops to teach young children about the circus arts. The Avenel Performing Art Center is located at 150 Avenel Street in Avenel, New Jersey (located within Woodbridge Township). To purchase tickets, visit www.avenelarts.com or contact the Box Office Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm-5pm at (732)314-0500. Francisco created Santa’s Circus for his daughter Luna, who also performs in the show, continuing their family’s circus tradition. “Santa’s Circus is a magical show not to be missed”, says Francisco. “It’s a show inspired by my passion for my daughter and the importance to spend quality time with family. Values and tradition seem to be vanishing especially now with electronics toys and devices taking all of the attention of our kids. But, at Santa’s Circus you will recapture that family time and truly feel the magic of this season.” Tickets are: $69.50 for Adults, $66.50 for Senior Citizens (65+)/Active Military and $49.50 for Children 12 & Under. There is a 10% discounted rate for Groups of 10 or more. The Avenel Performing Arts Center opened April 10, 2019. The Avenel Performing Arts Center promises to energize Avenel and surrounding communities by programming exceptional, professional theatre, music, comedy, dance and more. The Avenel Performing Arts Center is also the home of Curtains Bar and Restaurant. Curtains Bar and Restaurant will be serving an expansive menu featuring bar apps, salads, burgers, pasta and steaks alongside a full-service bar with a seasonal cocktail menu and weekly specials. To make reservations at Curtains Bar and Restaurant call (732)582-4595. The cast includes over 15 performers including dancers, jugglers, tightrope walkers, contortionists, magicians, comedians, clowns, and trapeze artists all lead by Francisco Santos.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – A cocky race car that learns the wisdom of slowing down won the race for best animated feature Sunday at the 34th annual Annie Awards, honoring achievements in feature film and television animation. “Cars,” from The Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios, defeated a crowd of contenders that included “Happy Feet” from Warner Bros., “Over the Hedge” from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., “Monster House” from Sony Corp.’s Sony Pictures division and “Open Season,” also from Sony Pictures. The International Animated Film Society presents the Annie Awards. The winner has gone on to claim the Oscar for animated feature every year since the Academy Award for animation was created. Three films are contending for the animated feature Oscar to be presented Feb. 25: “Cars,” “Happy Feet” and “Monster House.” “Cars” takes place in a world populated by talking autos and tells the story of Lightning McQueen, an overconfident contender on the NASCAR circuit. McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, gets sidetracked in Radiator Springs, an aging town on old Route 66 that was bypassed by an interstate highway. While there, McQueen encounters a ragtag bunch including Mater, voiced by Larry the Cable Guy, and Doc, voiced by Paul Newman. The film was inspired by a personal journey director John Lasseter made with his family after completing the filming of 1999’s “Toy Story 2.”
Ireland’s newest Euromillions winner has fled to Donegal to escape the limelight.Belfast man Joe Clarke scooped a stunning €12.5 million in the New Year’s eve draw.The garage owner, 60, called in to his local Spar shop last Thursday and learned he was a multi-millionaire. The well-known former internee, who spent days hooded when lifted by the British Security Forces in 1971, left Belfast on Friday to spend some time in Donegal.A pal said “Joe has a place in Donegal and he loves to get away from it all by traveling down there.“He packed up his family and headed down there. He loves the peace and quiet of it all there.“He can buy half the place there now if he wants.” LOTTO WINNER FLEES TO DONEGAL HOLIDAY HOME TO ESCAPE LIMELIGHT was last modified: January 6th, 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:euromillionsholiday homeJoe Clarke
A man involved in an accident on a quad bike has died in hospital.The man, who was in his 40s, was involved in an accident near Mountcharles last night around 7pm.The man came off the quad and sustained serious head injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.He was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital where he was being treated.He was transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin but sadly passed away earlier as a result of his injuries.A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is being carried out. The man’s identity has not been released until all family members have been made aware of his death.Man dies following quad accident was last modified: June 18th, 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) Tags:accidentdeathdonegalMOUNTCHARLESquad
This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Older homes often lack bathroom exhaust fans. In the old days, if the bathroom was smelly or steamy, you were supposed to open a window to air it out.This isn’t a very logical ventilation method, especially when temperatures are below zero, or when the weather is 90°F and humid. Yet this time-honored method of bathroom ventilation is still enshrined in our building codes. According to the 2009 International Residential Code (sections R303.3 and M1507.3), a bathroom with an operable window does not need to have a bath exhaust fan.In spite of the code’s archaic loophole, builders should install an exhaust fan in every bathroom or toilet room — even when the bathroom has a window.A bath exhaust fan can perform several functions:Designing an exhaust-only ventilation system is a topic unto itself, and is beyond the scope of this article. For more information on exhaust-only ventilation systems, see Designing a Good Ventilation System.When the bathroom door is closed and the fan is operating, where is the makeup air coming from?If the bathroom has an exterior wall, some of the makeup air is coming from the exterior — for example, through leaks around the window or baseboard.Some of the makeup air is probably coming into the bathroom from other rooms in the house, via the crack between the bottom of the door and the flooring. Of course, if the bathroom fan is exhausting 50 cfm, then 50 cfm must be simultaneously entering the building. If some of the makeup air is entering the bathroom through the crack under the bathroom door, an equivalent volume of exterior air must be entering other rooms of the house through a variety of random cracks in the home’s envelope.Unfortunately, many exhaust fans pull some of their makeup air through a…