×Mayor Ravi Bhalla and the Hoboken Historical Preservation Commission presented a certificate to local restaurant Quality Greens Kitchen for working to maintain historical aspects of their establishment. May is Historical Preservation Month. Hoboken hires city engineer and head of Office of Constituent AffairsMayor Ravi Bhalla has hired resident Caroline Caulfield as the head of the Office of Constituent Affairs and Kimberli Craft as the city engineer.Both positions are full time. Caulfield will earn $55,000 and Craft will earn $125,000 in their new roles for the city.The city last had an office of constituent affairs under Mayor David Roberts’ administration in 2009.Caulfield is a fourth-generation Hobokenite. Grandfather Patrick Caulfield was a building inspector for the city and grandfather Daniel Kiely was a police inspector.Caulfield joins City Hall from U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s Newark office, where she served in the area of constituent relations and correspondence.Bhalla said, “She has a love and knowledge of Hoboken that is key in helping address the needs and concerns of residents.”Caulfield earned her B.A. in Political Studies and Human Rights from Bard College.“I have tremendous pride in being from Hoboken, and I believe City Hall has an obligation to make our city more responsive to the needs of residents,” said Caulfield. “I look forward to serving all of the city’s residents, paying close attention to the needs of our lower-income residents and those who have been impacted by our city’s rapid growth.” Caulfield’s first day will be on Tuesday, May 29.As for Craft, she will oversee the development and maintenance of city roads, utilities, and public construction.Craft comes to Hoboken from Montclair, where she has served since 1999 as township engineer. She designed and inspected street and park improvement projects, performed traffic studies, and focused on traffic safety and efficiency.“I am thrilled to welcome Kimberli Craft to our team,” said Bhalla. “I’m excited about bringing her vision and perspective to Hoboken, and residents will be happy to know that she has a stellar track record of completing public projects on time and on budget. I also want to commend the City Council members who encouraged me to consider bringing an in-house engineer approach to the city.”Craft also owned her own engineering consulting firm and worked as an engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation and for Parsons-Brinerhoff, now known as WSP-USA. Craft received her Master in Public Administration from Rutgers University and her B.S. in Civil and Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.Craft’s first day will be on Tuesday, June 5. Mayor Ravi Bhalla and the Hoboken Historical Preservation Commission presented a certificate to local restaurant Quality Greens Kitchen for working to maintain historical aspects of their establishment. May is Historical Preservation Month. Hob’art Gallery presents a new exhibitHob’art Gallery presents the new exhibit “Captured Moments” at 720 Monroe St., an exhibit of traditional and fabric mediums by artists Lily Zane and Donna L. O’Grady. They experiment with oil paintings and fabric-based cut & stitched art.The exhibit will be on display from Friday, May 18 to Saturday, June 16. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Friday, June 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. 5 p.m. and by appointment.In their pieces, the artists depict memories of moments in time, places they’ve been, and conversations they’ve heard. The thread of abstracted realities and “other worldliness” is immediately apparent although each artist executes her ideas with a different technique. Zane will exhibit her fabric and stitch artwork, and O’Grady will exhibit her oil paintings on tin and canvas.Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director France Garrido (201) 319-1504 or [email protected] parking is available on the side of the building on Seventh Street between Jackson and Monroe streets.Elysian Charter School celebrates 20 yearsElysian Charter School will celebrate its 20th year as a school with a block party on Sunday, May 20. The party will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1460 Garden St. and all are invited to attend.The party will include an honor ceremony at 3 p.m. as well as an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, live music, school tours, the premier of “The Elysian Movie,” and fun activities sponsored by local businesses. Memorial Day Parade will be WednesdayThe 120th Hoboken Memorial Day Parade will take place on Wednesday, May 23. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 94 Washington St. American Legion Post 107 has organized the parade.This year’s Grand Marshall will be Michael DePalma, a decorated U.S. Army Captain who served with the Third Infantry Division & the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom He is currently a detective with the Hoboken Police Department. Hoboken Charter names Joanna Weintraub principal of Upper SchoolHoboken Charter School (HCS) announced last week that Joanna Weintraub will assume the role of Upper School principal starting in July 2018.With over twenty years of school experience in both instructional and leadership roles in public and independent schools, Weintraub will bring HCS invaluable experience she has acquired in her diverse educational background.She has worked at The Chapin School and Town School in New York and Kaplan Cooperative Preschool and Elysian Charter School here in Hoboken.Weintraub received a B.A. from Yale University and then went on to complete her M.S.Ed. at Bank Street College Graduate School of Education and more recently her M.A. in Educational Leadership at Montclair State University.A long-term Hoboken resident, Weintraub is committed to serving her community and served on the Mayor-Elect Transition Team Education Committee last year and was Chair for the United Synagogue of Hoboken’s Star of Israel 100th Anniversary Youth Activities.“I look forward to contributing to the upper school’s continued development as a leader in service learning,” said Weintraub.HCS Executive Director Deirdra Grode said the school engaged in an extensive search to find the right person to lead the upper school community. Waterway ferry additions and discounts on Fleet Week, Memorial Day weekendAll uniformed military personnel and veterans with identification can ride for free on NY Waterway ferries during Fleet Week from May 23 to May 29.Kids under 12 years old ride free on all ferries between New Jersey and Manhattan from Saturday, May 26 through Memorial Day, May 28.New $7 downtown weekend ferries will launch from Port Imperial and Hoboken on Saturday, May 26.Thousands of sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will be in Manhattan for Fleet Week New York. Hosted nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week New York offers ship tours, musical performances, athletic competitions, interactive World War II displays and other events – including a Memorial Day ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.For more information, visit nywaterway.com/Fleetweek or call 1-800-53-FERRY. The OLG FunFest will take place June 2-3The 13th annual OLG FunFest will take place the weekend of June 2-3 at Church Square Park.“OLG’s Funfest is one of Hoboken’s best summer events — with activities for the whole family,” said Chris Gizzo, chair of the event. “Every year, over 100 parishioners look forward to organizing the event and bringing the community together.”NiteFest will take place on Saturday June 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. when the parking lot next to Our Lady of Grace Church, located at 400 Willow Ave., will be transformed into The Thirst Mony, an outdoor biergarten. Visitors will be able to enjoy craft beers, sangria, music by DJ Tim Nelson, a variety of food, a tricky-tray featuring Mets tickets, the used book sale with interesting finds and games of chance for the adults plus activities for the kids.This year’s NiteFest special guest is “Magic by Vincent.” Magician Vincent Gigante will mesmerize all with his sleight of hand.To cap off the fun, the OLG Cornhole Tournament returns for a second year. Sponsored by Willie McBride’s, the tournament begins at 6 p.m.Teams can register in advance by sending an email to [email protected] There is a $20 entry fee per team – and participants must be 21 years old. The winner will receive the Willie’s Cup and a free happy hour at Willie McBride’s.On Sunday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the festival continues. Children will enjoy pony rides, face-painting, bouncy houses and an inflatable slide, and there will be various vendors and a 50/50 raffle. The FunFest welcomes Caricaturist James Monaghan, who will create personal portraits from noon to 2 p.m.Proceeds from the NiteFest and FunFest will go toward the restoration of Our Lady of Grace Church. Listed on the U.S. and N.J. Register of Historic Places, the church features paintings and vessels gifted by European royalty.Tours of the church will take place at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Following each tour, a concert will be presented by Our Lady of Grace Music Director Kathleen McNally, who will be playing on the historic and majestic custom-built 1909 Wirsching Grand Organ.The Funfest is held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the bouncy houses, face-painting and children’s activities will be held in Our Lady of Grace School next to the church.Admission to both the NiteFest and FunFest is free. For more information, see the Our Lady of Grace FunFest website at: http://www.olgfunfest.com.Mayor signs executive order for paid parental leaveMayor Ravi Bhalla signed an executive order on Wednesday to ensure the full salary of city employees on parental leave by supplementing weekly wages provided through New Jersey Family Leave Insurance.The state insurance program pays up to two thirds of a person’s salary with a cap at $637 per week. Bhalla’s executive order will have the city make up the difference, allowing city employees to receive their full wages while on parental leave.Anna Seguinot, the legal secretary in Hoboken’s Office of Corporation Counsel, is expecting her first child and was present for the executive order signing.“I want to thank Mayor Bhalla for signing this executive order,” said Seguinot, “as it now allows me to focus on being a new mom and not on whether I am going to be able to pay my bills during my maternity leave.”Ryan Sharp, director of Transportation and Parking, is expecting his second child and was also present.“It was tough after our first child, trying to cobble together vacation and sick time to care for my newborn,” said Sharp.To be eligible, a person must have served as a full-time city employee for at least one year at the time of applying for Paid Parental Leave. The employee must also be approved for the Family Medical Leave Act or the New Jersey Family Leave Act as well as the Family Leave Insurance provision of the NJ Temporary Disability Benefits Law or subsequent amendments, and they must not have used this benefit within a 12-month period.Christ Hospital hosts heart and lung seminarCarePoint Health-Christ Hospital will hold a free seminar about dealing with heart or lung disease as part of its Lunch & Learn Series from noon to 1:30 p.m. on May 22. Attendees will learn how to better manage congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proper nutrition will be discussed. Those wishing to attend should preregister by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] RSVPs are requested no later than the morning of May 21.The seminar will be held at Christ Hospital, 176 Palisade Ave., Jersey City. Anyone seeking additional information may call Aleman at (201) 341-1310.The Provident Bank Foundation gives grant to WomenRisingWomenRising, Inc. will receive $7,500 in funding to its Workforce Development & Digital Literacy Training Center to address barriers and access to employment for women in Jersey City, Bayonne, Union City, and Hoboken.The center provides wrap-around services for women by addressing employment needs such as internet and computer access for job search and placement, and by addressing personal needs through their domestic violence services, youth and family services, and permanent supportive housing.This is one of more than $200,000 awarded to projects and programs throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania by the Provident Bank Foundation (PBF).A major grant funds projects and/or programs that address one or more of PBF’s funding priority areas – community enrichment, education and health, youth and families. Major grants provide between $5,000 and $25,000 in funding, and support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and the individuals they serve.“The level of diversity and depth of the organizations and programs selected for this year’s first cycle of Major Grants truly amazes us, and we are so proud to invest in these initiatives,” said Jane Kurek, executive director, The Provident Bank Foundation. “The foundation looks forward to further developing such collaborative partnerships which will give way happier, healthier and safer communities.”
Comments No. 25 Syracuse (7-2) relied on a Tyus Battle-led surge to comeback and beat Georgetown last Saturday and win its fifth-straight. Coming to the Carrier Dome on Saturday at noon is another team on a five-game winning streak: Old Dominion (7-3). The Monarchs feature two 7-footers and two dynamic senior guards.Here’s what to expect when Syracuse tips with Old Dominion on Saturday.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 2-1Last time they played: Syracuse beat Old Dominion on Jan. 30, 1981, 71-58, in the Carrier Dome. It was the second meeting in a two-year span. The Orange were led by Danny Schayes, the son of NBA Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes and a graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt (New York) High School, who tallied 17 points on the day.The Old Dominion report: The Monarchs make their mark on the defensive end of the floor. They have a top-30 defense in the country, per Kenpom.com, and they’ve held opponents to the second lowest 2-point field goal percentage in the country. Much of its defense stems from quality rim protection, which starts with 7-foot sophomore Dajour Dickens, who averages 1.8 blocks per game. The Monarchs also utilize 7-foot-1 senior Elbert Robinson III inside, as he and Dickens have split starts at center this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe defensive approach extends to on-ball pressure from ODU’s two star guards: Ahmad Caver and B.J. Stith, who both average more than a steal per game. The Monarchs have only allowed one of their 10 opponents to clear the 70-point mark this seasonCaver plays more than 90 percent of the Monarchs’ minutes and leads the team in both scoring and assists with 18.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. Stith is a close second in scoring, at 18 points per game, and the 6-foot-5 swingman leads ODU in rebounding, at 8.8 per game. Both Caver and Stith have knocked down more than 20 threes this season, with Stith shooting the ball above 40 percent from beyond the arc.How Syracuse beats Old Dominion: Caver has scored double figures in every game this season, and Stith has scored double figures in all but one. The two Monarchs stars will get their opportunities. For Syracuse to beat a quality mid-major opponent, it’ll have to win the battle inside. Between Dickens and Robinson, ODU brings more size to a matchup with Syracuse. SU head coach Jim Boeheim has repeatedly criticized SU’s center play; it’ll have to be better on Saturday.If the Orange can shore up the inside, it’ll come down to scoring against a quality Old Dominion defense. In the Monarch’s win on Nov. 28 against VCU, Old Dominion played an aggressive, half court man-to-man. The Orange offense remained stagnant, as it has much of the season, in the first half against Georgetown last Saturday, mustering only 22 points in 20 minutes. For SU to take advantage of the pressure that characterizes the ODU defense, the Orange will need to create movement like they did in the second half against the Hoyas.Stat to know: 38.2 – The percentage that Old Dominion has held its opponents to shooting from inside the arc, per Kenpom.comKenPom odds: Syracuse is given an 83 percent chance to win, by a projected 67-56 scorePlayer to watch: Ahmad Caver, guard, No. 4Old Dominion’s offensive show runs through Caver. He leads the Monarchs in scoring and assists, including 2.2 made 3-pointers per game. The senior guard from Atlanta also heads the perimeter defense for ODU, snatching 1.7 steals per game. The Monarchs play at one of the country’s slowest paces, with a possession length 1.7 seconds longer on average than Syracuse’s. It’ll be all on Caver to create opportunities in late shot clock situations for the Monarchs, either with his shot or via the pass. If he has success as time winds down, Old Dominion can hang around with the Orange. Published on December 14, 2018 at 12:07 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+
But Thornton, 18, (Fulford) took the title on the first extra hole to follow in the footsteps of such previous winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Andy Sullivan. 10 Apr 2017 Thornton moves up with Berkhamsted Trophy win They tied on seven–under par after 72 holes on the Hertfordshire course, with Hutchinson (Howley Hall) forcing the play-off with an up and down at the last. Thornton, who won the 2016 England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit, triumphed in a sudden death play-off for the trophy against fellow Yorkshireman Ben Hutchinson. Teenager Charlie Thornton signed off from boys’ golf on a high and now he’s made a winning start to his men’s career with victory in the Berkhamsted Trophy For the first time this year the event attracted World Amateur Golf Ranking points. Caption: Charlie Thornton with the Berkhamsted Trophy (image courtesy Ian Hall). Click here for more information Caption: Charlie Thornton with the Berkhamsted Trophy (image courtesy Ian Hall). Thornton, who won the 2016 England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit, triumphed in a sudden death play-off for the Berkhamsted Trophy against fellow Yorkshireman Ben Hutchinson. Teenager Charlie Thornton signed off from boys’ golf on a high and has immediately followed up with a winning start to his men’s career. Thornton moves up with Berkhamsted Trophy win They tied on seven–under par after 72 holes on the Hertfordshire course, with Hutchinson (Howley Hall) forcing the play-off with an up and down at the last. The field included 14-year-old Berkhamsted member Ben Pierleoni, who immediately after event, travelled to North Wales to represent England U16s in this week’s quadrangular match against Ireland, Wales and Holland. The field included 14-year-old Berkhamsted member Ben Pierleoni, who immediately after event, travelled to North Wales to represent England U16s in this week’s quadrangular match against Ireland, Wales and Holland. But Thornton, 18, (Fulford) took the title on the first extra hole to follow in the footsteps of such previous winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Andy Sullivan. For the first time this year the event attracted World Amateur Golf Ranking points.
Here at England Golf we’re telling the stories of our wonderful volunteers, starting with Liz Haughton, the junior organiser at Greetham Valley Golf Club, Lincolnshire.If you volunteer in golf we’d love to hear your story and what you have achieved. It will help us to develop our Volunteer Action Plan which will help shape the support we provide to volunteers, clubs and our partners.You can get in touch by contacting Matt Bloor, England Golf Volunteer Manager, at [email protected] But now, read on to find out about Liz Haughton (pictured):Liz got into golf because her husband played and quite quickly became a county player, then took a break to have a family before returning to the game when her children also began to play. Liz took on the role of Junior Organiser about three years ago because she felt there was an opportunity to improve the junior section at the club. This is her first volunteer role in golf.Creating a relaxed family atmosphere around the junior section has really worked at Greetham Valley GC. Parents are involved as much as possible, even playing in the roll-ups and this year the club held an Adult and Junior Pairs Open, which was a great success with around 50 entries.The members are great with juniors and there are no restrictions on playing in competitions at the club. However there are also junior roll-ups every week during the summer and varied social events throughout the year which have included trips to the British Masters and pre-season away days.Liz said: “Our Junior Section is growing year by year and by combining competitive golf and fun, social activities, we seem to have found the perfect balance!”Facebook plays a pivotal role in organising junior activity and has proved a great way for the juniors to connect with each other. There is a closed group for members and Liz has recently set up an open group, which is already attracting a good following.Matt Bloor, England Golf Volunteer Manager, commented: “The junior section has developed some really good young golfers and is also having team success in the County League. But, perhaps more importantly, the section has grown considerably under Liz’s tenure and is fantastic at retaining juniors because of the atmosphere and overall experience.”Liz gets great satisfaction from the role and the interaction with juniors: “Seeing the amazing progress that the juniors are making with their golf and their increased social confidence is incredibly rewarding. I am very proud of them all!”The Greetham Valley experience shows that creating a sociable environment and enjoyable experiences on and off the course are key components to developing a healthy junior section. Tags: Liz Haughton, Volunteer 21 Nov 2017 Golf’s hidden heroes – the stories of our volunteers
Former Republic of Ireland striker Niall Quinn says he wished Seamus Coleman has signed for Manchester United. Quinn admitted facing the wrath of Everton supporters but said he wished a deal had been made between the two clubs which would’ve seen Coleman on his way to Old Trafford.There had been strong speculation that Louis Van Gaal was interested in the Donegal man and a numerous reports had been filtered through the mainstream media in the UK. However, a move never materialized and Coleman looks set to remain at Goodison Park – although there is still plenty of time left in the transfer window.Former Manchester City and Arsenal star Quinn admitted he would’ve loved to see Coleman make the move as he believes the Ireland full-back should be playing at the highest level possible.Quinn said, “I’d love to have seen Seamus Coleman make the move to Old Trafford.“I know the Everton fans won’t thank me for saying it, but I really do believe he deserves to be playing at the highest level. “There has been strong speculation linking him with a move which prompted Roberto Martinez to say he wouldn’t sell Coleman for any less than £25 million.“I do wish he had moved though, because he deserves to be playing at the highest level which is the Champions League and it would help the Republic of Ireland to have a player operating at that level.FORMER IRELAND STAR WISHED SEAMUS COLEMAN HAD SIGNED FOR MANCHESTER UNITED was last modified: August 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsNiall QuinnsoccerSport
SAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer was willing to forgive a few of the mistakes his team made in its first game back following the Christmas break and not judge his players too harshly after three days away.That included the play of Tomas Hertl, who had an up-and-down game Thursday in centering the Sharks’ third line against the Anaheim Ducks.In what was one of his few starts in the middle over the past season-and-a-half, Hertl won nine of his team-high 18 faceoffs against the Ducks. But …
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “I think today was probably the best I have played overall. Each match I feel like I played better,” said Murray, who lost in last year’s final. “I have hit the ball cleaner and started to hit the right shots at the right moments. (I have) come a long way the last ten days or so.”Murray had never before played the unseeded Russian. The 53rd-ranked Khachanov made 38 unforced errors, compared to only 14 for Murray.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMurray will next play eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori, who recovered to beat Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.“Kei is dangerous off both wings,” Murray said. “Moves well.” Earlier, third-seeded Simona Halep and fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina advanced and will face each other in the quarterfinals.In four previous matches on clay, Halep had never been able to beat Carla Suarez Navarro. But the Romanian took care of that problem on Monday, routing Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier.“I was expecting a very tough game,” said Halep, the 2014 French Open runner-up. “I managed to push her back.”Svitolina rallied to beat Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.The 290th-ranked Martic was leading 5-2 and 30-0 on Svitolina’s serve in the deciding set. The Ukrainian managed to hold serve, however, which allowed Martic to serve for the match at 5-3.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Svitolina, who needed treatment on her back at the start of the third set, broke and soon won on her second match point, when Martic hit a backhand into the net.“It was amazing tennis from Petra today and she was really striking the ball well,” Svitolina said. “I was really happy to come back in the second set. Thanks to the crowd for cheering me on. They gave me the energy to fight.”Former champion Stan Wawrinka was to play later Monday. The third-seeded Swiss, the French Open champion in 2015, will face 15th-seeded Gael Monfils.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BaliPure, Pocari try to set championship showdown Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his fourth round match against Russia Karen Khachanov in three sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Monday, June 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PARIS — Getting better and better, Andy Murray worked his way into the quarterfinals of the French Open for the fourth straight year by beating Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Monday.The top-ranked Murray became the 15th man to reach 650 tour-level match wins.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ View comments