Swimming Pool ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769474/jeju-bayhill-pool-and-villa-kim-dong-jin-plus-leau-design Clipboard “COPY” Year: South Korea photographs: Sun NamgoongPhotographs: Namgoong Sun Year: Jeju Bayhill Pool & Villa / L’EAU design + Kim Dong-jin “COPY” BMB, DAEAN JEHYO Photographs Construction Supervision:L’EAU Design, GAU Co.LtdSite Area:9,989㎡Building Area:1,978.70㎡Gross Floor Area:4,854.02㎡Client:BAYHILL POOL&VILLADesign Team:Lee sang-hak, Lee young-sun, Park hae-in, Park Jong-beom, Jung Dong-hui, Ju Ik-hyeon, Yoon Ji-hyeCity:Seogwipo-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sun NamgoongRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Cropping of Photoshop is careful and determining completion stage of touching up image as a final image, on the other hand, cropping of location can continuously create coincidence and undetermined image which cannot be generated without that exact time, location, and atmosphere.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongAs different photographer takes different photos from the same scenery, same location creates different sense of place per each situation and different unconscious recognition mode. At this moment, cropping process which eliminates unnecessary part for individual is a process of ‘self editing’ that takes out memories they want to forget and delaying the time they want to keep. After cropping out the unnecessary elements, one’s memory connotes their own story for the first time and turn into an image. New world which is created by volcanic activity. This place with different atmosphere from other location makes us feel dizzy by facing the fact how insignificant we are in front of the Mother Nature. People feel freedom when they walk along the shoreline called Olle Route with scattered basalt stone and the experience to upstream the speed of world by staying in nondaily new world like guest house or second house presents fresh inspiration to boring lives. Haye is very quiet and peaceful village, but this is one of the few remaining place where time stands still as it is not famous as tourist attraction yet.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sun NamgoongSave this picture!SectionThe building calmly sitting on large yard provides various views of Haye. Beyond enjoying nature in one dimensional panoramic view from inside of the building, it is achieved by including landscape elements from beach, Baksugijeong, and village entry. If this is still common, the boundary based on descent solidity of the building become an origin of new experience that makes Jeju’s sky, ocean, mountain, filed more special. Concrete Frame – The landscape scenery that is proposed through artificial structure as a fixed screen with plasticity which provides various views through Scene Frame and Space Frame regenerates different scenery per each individual based on fixed physical frame as a gesture of capturing moments. Wood as a Hidden Frame, which uses more flexible natural material than concrete, makes the boundary vague and utilized as extension and editing tool of the scenery and create new concept of landscapes (Passage Editing).Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongAntique brick, stone mound, Jeju flagstone is a natural material that is refined by human hand and it becomes a process of human activity that naturally transfer for adjusting and communicating with rough nature, and also become a frame that creates a space for human living by creating standard and boundary as stratum of the world that connected to the ground. By using the effects of glass and mirror that reflects the scenery, unlimitedly reproduced scenery of ecstasy of nature through the Meditate Frame, people can experience the surrealistic space and create energy beyond deviating rest in Jeju.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongOrientation-In terms of building orientation, before discussing about extraordinary scenery and nature, the most important element of Haye is the essence of location that ocean and village should be considered as main. By linearly orienting the main circulation along the ridge, it became part of the village more naturally and as a result of considering continuous future expansion in linear layout of phase type, the main building of resort is located on the entrance. By the strategy of having vague boundary with no wall or perimeter trees to blend in to village without sense of difference and make Haye to be read as a whole, it became new methodology to make a various culture based village where are not boring and made it function as community base that continuously develop.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongImpressive symmetrical building of complex A, B and C with congregated layout which utilize topography and zigzag form of complex D are created by the fusion of role and functional element of each complexes. Different from Villa Complex B, C, and D, complex A is a Hotel Complex. Based on effective circulation of service area, we realized that views are different depending on the height and by differentiating the grounding system of each terrace which accepts views to layout the block (Block Housing), it allows each room and terrace have various colors. Through this method, it determined the impression of the resort.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongComplex B as a Stacking Villa format, it uses stacking method that reflects the characteristics of sloped topography. It is a form that is possible to continuously layout in one direction like Go or checkmate move of Korean Chess. It also allows to have various forms and application of congregating. 2 units are combined to create 1 complex and one of the 2 units are allows to use 2 rooms and as a result, 1 complex can have maximum 3 households.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongComplex C shares the same context as complex B which utilizes the slope, and the characteristics of complex C is having shared element that the roof of next door can be used as my courtyard (Clipping Villa). This can be inferred from the gathered layout of Jeju’s private houses, this project is reinterpreting the motif of Jeju’s private houses as symbiosis an harmony was the matrix of Jeju’s private houses which has low stone mound for house and courtyard boundary to share neighbor’s and my properties.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongDifferent from complex A, B, and C, complex D is an independent building and based on loose spatial layout like gallery, z shaped circulation and forms is derived from having ramp format and locating many courtyards by utilizing the characteristics of road and topography. So-called Zigzag Villa utilizes horizontal and vertical dislocation to grant distinct characteristics on each in between spaces, secure each room’s independency, and induce accidental cross of gaze to allow experiencing abundant scenery frame. Written by Kim Dong-jinProject gallerySee allShow lessKakko House / YYAASelected ProjectsVivarium / HYPOTHESIS + Stu/D/O ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769474/jeju-bayhill-pool-and-villa-kim-dong-jin-plus-leau-design Clipboard HANA Consulting & Engineers SDM Structural Engineering Jeju Bayhill Pool & Villa / L’EAU design + Kim Dong-jinSave this projectSaveJeju Bayhill Pool & Villa / L’EAU design + Kim Dong-jin 2013 Architects: Kim Dong-jin, L’EAU design Year Completion year of this architecture project Construction: Save this picture!© Sun Namgoong+ 20 Share ArchDaily CopySwimming Pool, Houses, Housing•Seogwipo-si, South Korea Projects 2013 Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Structure Engineer: CopyAbout this officeL’EAU designOfficeFollowKim Dong-jinOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsSports ArchitectureRecreation & Trainingswimming poolResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingSeogwipo-siSouth KoreaPublished on July 03, 2015Cite: “Jeju Bayhill Pool & Villa / L’EAU design + Kim Dong-jin” 02 Jul 2015. 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Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink The agreement for air rights was signed in early March and recorded in April, according to property records.ADVERTISEMENTThe cantilever, which will be a third of the hotel’s width and a quarter of its overall area, will extend out from the H Hotel over the roof of the Refinery, developed and opened in 2012 by Charles Aini.Peter Poon is the architect of record for the project. The firm and Aini did not respond to requests for comment.H Hotel received a $13.5 million gap mortgage loan from Shanghai Commercial Bank at the same time it purchased air rights for its cantilever, according to property records.Previously, the project received a $9 million loan from Cathay Bank and a $12.5 million loan from Taiwan’s Chang Hwa Commercial Bank. Hu paid $25M for the building on the site in 2016.While the pandemic wiped out New York city’s tourism economy and business travel — wreaking havoc on hotel owners, operators and employees — new hotel construction is relatively robust.More than 21,000 hotel rooms are under construction in New York City, according to data firm STR. In Las Vegas, the next most active market, 8,500 rooms are being built.Overall, new hotel construction is below pre-pandemic levels, although more rooms reopened in the first quarter in the U.S. than in any other country.Lenders’ appetite for new capital expenditures has been dampened, according to Emanuel Grillo, a financial restructuring attorney at the law firm Baker Botts. There is plenty of inventory to absorb customers’ gradual return to travel, Grillo said.Contact Orion Jones Air RightsarchitectureDevelopmentHotel MarketHotelsManhattan real estatepeter poon architects Message* Full Name* Tags Rendering of H Hotel, slated for 58 West 39th Street (Peter Poon Architects)An architectural oddity is set to rise above Bryant Park.H Hotel purchased air rights for $11 million to build a massive cantilever — a horizontal extension secured at just one end — at its development site at 58 West 39th Street.Wei Hong Wu acquired the 23,500 square feet of development rights for a forthcoming 29-story hotel from the adjacent 13-story Refinery Hotel at 63 West 38th Street.Read more“Inevitable”: Vornado will demolish Hotel Pennsylvania Manhattan hotel trades in biggest distressed lodging deal of pandemic NYC advances special-permits plan for hotels Email Address*
Career-oriented Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., is introducing new bachelor’s degree programs this fall in Broadcasting, Mass Communication, and Marketing–which offers concentrations in Advertising or Marketing Management. With Champlain’s existing programs in Public Relations, Professional Writing, and Multimedia & Graphic Design, the new programs establish a dynamic team of offerings in the communications area. “The College has built a deep collection of programs,” said Nancy Kerr, director of the new Broadcasting and Mass Communication programs. “Champlain students will earn solid communication skills and they can choose to specialize in one of several exciting career fields.” The Broadcasting degree balances theory and practice, preparing students for work in areas such as television, radio, audio, video and digital production. New courses include broadcast management and programming, audio production, advanced video production and broadcast journalism. Students will gain hands-on experience with industry-quality equipment in a refurbished television studio, as well as in internships at Burlington-area media outlets and companies. “The curriculum is designed to give direction to the creative expressions of students, to offer them diversified technological expertise, and to provide them with practical training in writing for the media, media production and media management,” Kerr said. The new bachelor’s program in Marketing offers two career concentrations: Advertising and Marketing Management. Students spend their first two years learning about all that marketing has to offer from advertising and customer relationship management, to sales and Internet marketing. “We’ve designed this program so students get the fundamentals and a real-world understanding of marketing in their first two years, and they are well prepared as juniors to study a career concentration that matches their interests and goals,” said Elaine Young, the program director. The program provides two internship opportunities, including a competitive honors internship in the students’ senior year. “Hands-on learning is a vital component of our Marketing program,” Young said. “These internship opportunities reinforce students’ classroom experiences, and the added incentive of competition in their senior year will give students the opportunity to showcase the skills they will bring to the marketplace.” New courses such as account and brand management, non-profit and social marketing, and advanced advertising round out the marketing core. In the College’s new Mass Communication program, students will earn communication skills that can be applied to a broad range of careers. A required internship helps to further define career interests. Students will learn how their communications operate within a context of cultural, economic and technological factors. Through an understanding of this context, students will be poised to create ethical and enlightened work in the communications arena. For more information on these new bachelor’s degree programs, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external) or call the Champlain Admissions Office at (800) 570-5858.
“You would think that because of the virus, that people would be too nervous, that they would be hanging on to their money, but people are buying these homes freely,” Burns said. Burns and his colleagues emphasized safety protocols are being strictly followed to keep people safe during tours of homes. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — As the coronavirus pandemic rages across the United States and the rest of the world, a local real estate agent says the housing market is “extremely busy.” Burns said he estimates the price of homes is up four percent from 2019, but that the demand has been high for people to buy. His colleagues say they believe this demand is due to the coronavirus “condensing” the spring period, which can often be a prime time for people looking own homes. John Burns is an associate broker for Keller Williams Realty and told 12 News he has been actively showing houses to many prospective buyers lately. Masks are required by all participants and cleaning routines are frequent.
He added: “That could include bringing elements or a measurement of certain assets in-house, as opposed to doing everything through asset management partners.”The fund’s director of strategy and legal affairs David Taylor stressed that in-house expertise would only be considered if the PPF could save money through such a step.“There are some asset classes we are clearly going to be in for the long term, and it makes sense to start thinking about bringing them in,” he said. “There are other asset classes we may not be in for the long term, in which case building up [such] infrastructure only to then migrate out of those classes doesn’t make a great deal of sense.”Asked which asset classes the PPF would not consider as long-term holdings, Taylor noted that the fund would not expect to be “heavily” in equities in 2030, but would not be drawn further.However, the fund predicted the increased costs of external management would be offset by its assets rising to £25.1bn by 2018, resulting in management costs of 0.55%. The PPF currently agrees framework agreements with its asset managers across nine broad asset classes, with managers seeded as and when the need arises.Its global bond framework, the largest, comprises 15 managers, while four managers stand to benefit from its UK bond and derivatives activities, used to hedge its liabilities. The fund last year returned 19.5%, 2.9% ahead of its benchmark return. The UK Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is considering the launch of an in-house investment team in an effort to contain the growing costs of asset management.The £20bn (€27.9bn) UK lifeboat fund, which last year amended its Statement of Investment Principles (SIP) to allow a 12.5% exposure to hybrid assets, said fund manager fees were expected to increase by one-third, or £38.6m, over the course of the coming financial year.Publishing its strategic plan for 2015, the fund said the increased costs – up to £120.1m in 2015-16 and rising to nearly £133m by 2017-18 – was the result of growing exposure to alternative asset classes.David Shaw, head of strategy and policy, said it was important to look at changes that could increase both the fund’s control over assets and the cost-effectiveness of investments.
A group of six tugs managed to refloat the 40,600 dwt tanker Seatrout during high tide on September 20, according to Zeeland Veilig.The ship, which ran into trouble off Antwerp earlier the same day, came loose just before 4 pm. Dutch towage and salvage companies Multraship and Kotug Smit were called to conduct the operation.The 188-meter-long Seatrout was then escorted to Vlissingen, the Netherlands, where it is scheduled to undergo further inspections.Seatrout ran aground in the early morning hours of September 20 after colliding with the bulk carrier Usolie. At the time, both vessels were sailing in the same direction on the Scheldt river.The tanker, which was sailing from Antwerp to Russia’s Ust-Luga port, was not loaded with cargo at the time.Zeeland Veilig earlier informed that the bulk carrier does not have any visible damages. The extent of damage on the tanker is currently unknown.Relevant authorities launched an investigation into the matter.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Rijkswaterstaat
John Desko stood on the sideline before one of Syracuse’s practices and quickly surveyed his players warming up on the field. Of all the aggressive, strong defenders, Desko was almost certain Matt Harris was the one he’d dread having to match up against.‘If there’s probably one guy out here that I wouldn’t want to cover me, it might be him,’ SU head coach Desko said. ‘Not only is he a good cover guy, but it hurts when he plays you.’Desko and his staff saw that quickly and, with one switch, unleashed even more of Harris’ abilities. Before the season opener against Denver, they decided to implement a new game plan that they drew up for the freshman: a switch to long-stick midfielder. Eight games into the season, Harris is proving it’s the right call.At the team’s media day to open up the season, Desko included Harris into the group vying for the third defender spot. When Harris didn’t get that position, he moved into another. With a senior-heavy line of close defenders, his playing time was destined to be limited. But that’s not the case at midfield, where Harris has done a more than credible job as the primary backup to Joel White.White is arguably the best long-stick midfielder in the country, winning the Lt. Donald C. MacLaughlin Jr. Award as the nation’s best midfielder last season. White also made a position switch as a freshman, from a heralded scorer in high school to long-stick midfielder in his first year at Syracuse. When he’s off the field, Syracuse can be a different team. But now with Harris filling in, the Orange can breathe easier.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I’ve been very impressed with him,’ White said. ‘He gives us a great look when I’m off the field. He really comes out and hassles the other team.’Harris has played in every one of the Orange’s games thus far, scooping up nine groundballs. At 6-foot-2, Harris is a force on the field and adds depth to Syracuse’s already formidable defense.Still, the transition hasn’t come without issue. Harris said he played only a little at long-stick midfield in high school. He played close defense almost his entire life. Instead of staying at one end of the field for the whole game, waiting for the play to come to him, he’s now making plays at both ends of the field.The increased running and conditioning are what poses the biggest challenges for Harris at this point. The defending remains the same, but doing it while having exerted that much more energy is what Harris said he needs to work on the most in practice.‘You have to try your hardest, run your hardest in conditioning,’ Harris said. ‘You really have to go hard in every drill.’Ironically, his quickness in getting from one end of the field to another is what earned him a spot at long-stick midfield in the first place. Over the course of SU’s four scrimmages, the coaching staff ran him out to midfield to see what he could do, and Desko saw parts of his game he hadn’t seen before.‘We tried him out there, and he impressed us going up top,’ Desko said. ‘He was just given the opportunity.’White said Harris was still learning some aspects of the game at the start of the season. But in just a few short months, he sees a different player that’s picked up the defensive system with relative ease and maintains a veteran-like poise on the field.Harris may be a backup to White now, but the way he’s played shows Desko what his defense could look like going forward. Specifically, what Syracuse could look like at the long-stick midfield position.‘We’re very happy with his progress so far,’ Desko said. ‘I think it’s going to help us keep our defense strong in the future, too.’Lade expected to playDesko expects defender John Lade to play Saturday when his team plays at Princeton, said assistant director of athletic communications Mike Morrison on Tuesday. Lade exited from the Orange’s game against Duke last week in the fourth quarter and was replaced by sophomore David Hamlin.After he came out of the game, Lade was on the sideline with ice on his left ankle and never returned to action. After the game, Desko said he hadn’t yet spoken to the trainers, but thought Lade only twisted his ankle and didn’t seem concerned about the injury.Lade is an All-American defender and arguably Syracuse’s best at the position. Lade almost always has the responsibility of covering the most dangerous scorer of SU’s opponents. Through eight games, Lade is fourth on the team in groundballs with [email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman
Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers coach Doc Rivers reiterated at his team’s shootaround that he didn’t see a problem with the Game 1 clashes between Beverley and Durant, especially because that’s what his guard is out there to do.“I like Pat on anybody,” Rivers said. “I like him just because he’s a good defender, and I like the other stuff that comes with that. I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all. And I don’t think either one of them carried it too far.“Maybe in today’s world they ‘carried it too far,’ but it was not any cheap anything. There was no cheap play between either one of them, I thought it was clean, nasty, hard-nosed basketball and I kind of respect that from both ends, from both guys.”LIVE AND IN-PERSONThe Pat Bev vs. KD matchup might be getting most of the early attention in the series, but it’s not the only interesting pairing: Consider Shanbo vs. Klay.Golden State’s Klay Thompson locked down Clippers rookie Landry Shamet in the series opener, limiting the sharpshooting rookie guard to three points on 1-of-6 shooting. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum OAKLAND — At shootaround before Monday’s game against the Clippers, Warriors forward Kevin Durant was contrite about his role in the Game 1 tango between him and Patrick Beverley – confrontations that resulted in two technicals apiece.“I don’t want to disappoint my fanbase and owners who expect me to be out there on the floor, so I apologize,” said Durant, whose techs stirred concern with his team, including Coach Steve Kerr, who pointed out that players get only seven throughout the entire postseason before they’re suspended for a game.“I mean, in the moment it was cool, but just the reaction after the game … I don’t want my coaches, my teammates, or the organization upset with me because of some (stuff) that I did. I don’t want to get in the way of what’s going out on the floor and I think that was a huge distraction.“I don’t want that to be a part of this series. I just want to play. It looked like it was a huge distraction.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “You want to guard the best of the best,” said Shamet, who was quick to say his game has lots of Thompson in it. “I remember, obviously, not too long ago, watching his film and trying to take a lot of what he does and put it in game. And I’ll give him credit for being kind of a role model for me coming out of high school and college growing my development.“Now I’m getting to guard him, seeing first hand … so it is kind of an interesting matchup.”NOTE OF THANKSRivers ended his pregame press conference by thanking an anonymous, righteous individual with whom he’d crossed paths earlier Monday.“Shout out to the San Francisco person at the corner today,” Rivers said. “I was walking down the street – true story – reached in my pocket to grab my phone, and unbeknownst to me, dropped about $2 grand on the street. Kept walking. Didn’t know it. The guy tapped me on the back and said, ‘That’s your money.’“I don’t know a lot of places where that would happen, but it happened today, so whoever that was, you could’ve had free tickets if you hadn’t run away.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates On the other end of the floor, Shamet did a decent job guarding Thompson, limiting one of the NBA’s all-time great sharpshooters to 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2
The question on many Americans’ minds is could the new American cardinal one day be the first American Pope? “Well, I’ve said before that if he steps onto that balcony, I will pass out,” jokes Father John. “The ultimate decision of who will be Pope is made by the Holy Spirit.” Father John says the cardinal reminds him of Pope John XXIII. “The Church needs someone knowledgeable, personable and friendly and not afraid of challenges,” he says. “Someone like him, who is willing to dialogue yet firm in his faith. There are so many who are considered, but I think it is a possibility.” Pressing concerns and busy schedules keep the friends from seeing each other often, but Father John was pleased to spend New Year’s Eve in Manhattan with the Cardinal-elect (as he was at the time). In addition to running the Archdiocese of New York, which comprises about 480 parishes, Dolan is the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Father John says the cardinal faces the same concerns all priests face nowadays: evangelization (spreading the Gospel); strengthening priesthood and faith; strengthening family life; increasing vocations to religious life; and clarifying misinterpretations of Church teachings, among other issues. “It can be a challenge,” he says. After ordination, the two remained friends and when Cardinal Dolan became Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis, Father John attended his ordination. Cardinal Dolan went on to become Archbishop of Milwaukee, and Father John was there when Dolan received the Pallium, a symbol of his office as an archbishop, from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica inVatican City. “He’s a great man,” Father John says of his friend, adding that he understands why Dolan is so popular with his people. “He’s endearing, personable and has a great sense of humor. What I cherish most from our days together in Rome is his sense of humor.” He says Dolan’s good-natured teasing –from those days of seminary life to their current positions some 40 years later–has stayed with him. “We would visit Station Churches, where, every day during Lent, the faithful gather at different churches [throughout Rome] for Mass or prayer services,” says Father John. Father John has fond memories of the time when the two young Americans—far from home and living abroad for the first time–prepared to dedicate their lives to their faith. “We enjoyed the food—of course!” says Father John. “The great local restaurants, the flea markets, everything.” As they took in the sites of Rome– the Fount of Trevi, the Piazza Navona–they also visited neighboring towns. Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis and a three-hour drive from Rome, was one of their favorite places. By Judy O’Gorman AlvarezWHEN HIS EMINENCE Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, was elevated to the College of Cardinals last month by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, more than 1,000 well wishers from across the U.S. traveled to Rome to witness his investiture and share in the celebration. Among the group of family, close friends, and parishioners, was Rev. John T. Folchetti, pastor of the Church of St. Leo the Great in Lincroft, a longtime friend of Cardinal Dolan. Dolan, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, was the Archbishop of Milwaukee before he came east to New York. In 2009 Pope Benedict XVI named him Archbishop of New York. Folchetti has been pastor of St. Leo the Great since 2009. He has served as chaplain and a teacher at Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft for 22 years and as weekend assistant at St. Rose of Lima, Freehold for 27 years. It was the early 1970s when the two young seminarians – Folchetti from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Dolan from the Archdiocese of St. Louis – studied at the Pontifical North American College at Vatican City. Two years ahead of Dolan, Folchetti (called Father John by parishioners) became the younger seminarian’s mentor. Father John has asked the new cardinal what he should call him. “Despite our friendship, I never want to show disrespect for him or his office,” he explains. “Shall I call you Your Eminence?” With a good-natured chuckle, His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, one of the most influential and powerful men in New York, said: “Ah, call me what you always called me.” So when the phone rings—often on a Sunday afternoon, after Masses have been celebrated and the workweek has not yet started—Father John will answer his phone and hear: “Hey John. Tim here.”
MIDDLETOWN – Approximately 60 firefighters from four Middletown fire companies turned out early Monday morning to put out a fire in the Up in Smoke Cigar Lounge that was reported by Middletown police officers on routine patrol.Fire Department Public Information Officer John Isaksen reported police called in the blaze at 12:30 a.m. Jan. 18 when they noticed the working structure fire. Volunteers from Belford Independent, Belford Engine, Port Monmouth and Community fire companies responded, under the command of Department Chief Rick Hibell. They reported they had the fire under control within 20 minutes.Second Assistant Fire Ryan Clarke was among the first of the officers on the scene at the unoccupied commercial structure at 900 Main St.Firefighters began fighting the blaze with a 2 ½ inch hose line through the front door; they cut holes in the roof to vent heat and toxic smoke from the structure.Community Fire Company stood by as a Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) ready to provide assistance to firefighters that may become trapped or injured while performing interior firefighting duties. According to officials, there was smoke and water damage throughout the building but no reports any of the inventory went up in smoke.Middletown Township Fire Department’s Air Support and Fire Police units, as well as township EMS units stood by during the incident. No injuries were reported.The fire is being investigated by the Middletown Township Fire Prevention office.Pictures Courtesy of MTFD Photographer Laurie Kegley.