First Presbyterian Church, Altadena: Mary Jane Tashiro Benefit Piano Concert-Aug. 18

first_img More Cool Stuff 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Religious Music First Presbyterian Church, Altadena: Mary Jane Tashiro Benefit Piano Concert-Aug. 18 Article and Photos courtesy of First Presbyterian Church Published on Friday, July 27, 2012 | 3:14 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe A benefit concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Altadena, Church Sanctuary, Saturday, August 18 at 2:00pm. The concert will feature composer Mary Jane Tashiro. A free will donation will be taken at the door, and all proceeds will benefit CARES and Angel Interfaith Network (AIN).Presbyterian Women will provide light refreshments at the conclusion of the concert. It all makes for a wonderful afternoon, good music, good friends, and good causes!About Mary Jane TashiroMary Jane Tashiro is a composer, pianist, teacher and publisher, taught at Cal State, University, L.A. and was the first woman graduate of the Equal Interval System of Horizontal Compositions by Lyle (Spud) Murphy. Her compositions premiered in Switzerland in February 1981. English pianist Jon Sivell received a standing ovation for performing her 1st two books called “Magical Moving Moments.” She has composed numerous pieces for several instruments as well as piano, and has done several commissioned pieces for Mr. Thomas Robb.Ms. Tashiro has traveled the world performing and has played her works in Holland, Austria, Russia, Osaka, and Tokyo, as well as here in the United States in Los Angeles, and New York.Mary Jane currently resides in Irvington, New York. Her sisters are Betty Mikuni and Peggy Mikuni, daughter Nancy (Joel) Castillo, grandsons, Jason and Jon Castillo, and great granddaughter, Zara Castillo.First Presbyterian Church, 2775 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, (626) 791-4271 or visit www.altadenapresbyterian.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newscenter_img Community News Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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SOLDIER SHARES SURVIVAL STORY AT 9TH ANNUAL WALK FOR THE WOUNDED SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

first_imgWhen walkers, sponsors, and other supporters gather on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, September 30, for the 9th Annual Walk for the Wounded, they’ll hear the inspiring story of a hero who was struggling with an amputation and other significant injuries at an age when most young Americans are enjoying college or embarking on a new career. During the Walk’s opening ceremonies, Sergeant Sean M. Lewis (U.S. Army – Medically Retired) will explain how Operation First Response helped him overcome the challenges he faced upon his return from the battlefield.Sergeant Lewis joined the Army on his 17th birthday, while still a senior in high school. After training, he joined the 588th Combat Engineer Battalion as a Communications Officer, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. In March, 2003, he deployed to Iraq, where he served primarily in Baqubah in the Diyala Province. On January 21, 2004, Sergeant Lewis and two fellow soldiers, Gabriel Palacios and David Parker, were hit by a mortar round. Palacios and Parker were killed in the explosion, while Sergeant Lewis survived, losing his right leg and suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury, hearing loss, and shrapnel injuries as a result of the blast.Sergeant Lewis retired from the Army in May of 2006. A full time student studying Music Education, his goal is to teach music at the middle school or high school level, while caring for his five-year-old son, Truitt.Registration for the 9th Annual Walk for the Wounded takes place at the Ocean City Music Pier at 8:30 a.m.  Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m., and the three-mile Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. All proceeds from Walk for the Wounded will help Operation First Response, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, support wounded soldiers in times of crisis. More than 97 cents of every dollar raised will be donated directly to injured soldiers who are facing financial, physical, and emotional struggles.To learn more about Walk for the Wounded, please contact Tricia Ciliberto at (609) 402-5190 or [email protected]last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-MEMORIALRahm in command at Muirfield VillageDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jon Rahm will move to the top of world golf rankings after a convincing victory at the Memorial. July 20, 2020 Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — NFL players are publicly pleading with the league to address several health and safety concerns on the eve of training camp. The league informed teams on Saturday that training camps will open on time even though discussions with the players’ union regarding testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols are ongoing. Rookies for Houston and Kansas City are set to report Monday and rookies for other teams are due on Tuesday. Players for all teams are scheduled to report by July 28. Many prominent players expressed their thoughts in a social media blitz Sunday.Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, whose wife is pregnant, wrote: “We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones.”And Saints quarterback Drew Brees tweeted, “If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020.” He wrote, “We need Football! We need sports! We need hope!” The seven were among the former free agents the clubs had to make decisions on by Sunday, five days ahead of opening day.New York Mets catcher René Rivera and Colorado catcher Drew Butera were given $100,000 retention bonuses this weekend, allowing those teams to keep them with minor league contracts.Among those released ahead of the deadline were Philadelphia pitcher Francisco Liriano and infielder Logan Forsythe, Mets first baseman Matt Adams and Washington reliever Fernando Abad.Released players remain eligible to re-sign with the teams.In other major league news: Some drivers took a knee and others again did not in disorganized scenes before Sunday’s race. As in the previous two races this season, all drivers were supposed to gather before the national anthem to stand while wearing “End Racism” T-shirts. Hamilton and others like his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took a knee but others appeared to be hurriedly arriving late and not even in position.OBIT-SALINASHead of Bolivian soccer dies after contracting coronavirusLA PAZ (Bolivia) — Bolivian soccer federation president César Salinas has died from complications linked to COVID-19. He was 58. The federation announced the death on its social media channels. Joey Logano finished third, with Kyle Busch coming in fourth a day after he finished ahead of the field in two races. Series points leader Kevin Harvick was fifth.NHL-PENGUINS-CROSBYSidney Crosby out with health issuePITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is dealing with an unspecified health issue. Crosby left a team scrimmage early on Saturday and then was held out of practice a day later. Neither head coach Mike Sullivan nor assistant coach Mark Recchi (REH’-kee) offered any detail on what might be ailing Crosby. Bass said he spoke with general manager Ross Atkins and emphasized that players prefer a big league stadium. The veteran reliever added that players are willing to share a home venue with another team and make other sacrifices.Canada denied the Blue Jays’ request to play at Rogers Centre because the regular-season schedule would require frequent travel back and forth from the United States, where COVID-19 cases are surging.The team’s minor league options are its training facility in Dunedin (duh-NEE’-dehn), Florida, or its Triple-A affiliate stadium in Buffalo.NFL-TRAINING CAMPSNFL players urge league to address health concerns Salinas had been admitted to a private clinic in La Paz this month for treatment after contracting the coronavirus. The former chairman of Bolivian club The Strongest became president of the national federation in 2018.center_img Rahm closed with a 3-over 75 for a 9-under total, three strokes ahead of second-round co-leader Ryan Palmer at Muirfield Village. The 25-year-old Spaniard was leading by seven shots on Sunday before a double-bogey on the par-5 11th cut into his advantage. Rahm later received a two-stroke penalty after being initially credited with a five-stroke win.To become the No. 1 golfer, Rahm had to win the tournament and hope Rory McIlroy finished no better than third. McIlroy tied for 32nd.Rahm joins Seve Ballesteros as the only Spaniards to reach No. 1.Tiger Woods carded a 76 for the second time in three days, leaving him at plus-6. GOLF-NICKLAUS-CORONAVIRUS NASCAR-TEXASChildress gets 1-2 sweep at TexasFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Richard Childress Racing had a successful day at Texas Motor Speedway.Austin Dillon stayed in front after a restart with two laps to go and beat rookie Tyler Reddick to the checkered flag. That gave Childress a 1-2 NASCAR Cup finish and quite a show for spectators spread out in the stands.Dillon raced to his third career win and first since Daytona at the start of the 2018 season. He stayed in front on three late restarts, the first after an incident with 29 laps left that shuffled the fast car of Ryan Blaney to a lap back. Associated Press The Penguins have about two weeks to get ready to face Montreal in the qualifying round of the playoffs.MLB-FREE AGENTSWalker, Volquez, Holland, Morrison make opening-day rostersUNDATED (AP) — Philadelphia second baseman Neil Walker, Texas pitcher Edinson Vólquez and Pittsburgh pitcher Derek Holland have made opening-day rosters.So have Milwaukee first baseman Logan Morrison, Cincinnati pitcher Nate Jones, Tampa Bay pitcher Aaron Loup and New York Yankees pitcher Luis Avilán. — Nationals outfielder Victor Robles took part in his first workout of the summer following a two-week quarantine. Robles had some at-bats, ran the bases and says he should be ready to start opening day.— The Tigers have announced that Matthew Boyd will start the season opener against Cincinnati. Boyd had been slated to start the opener in March and now will get the chance a few months later. VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB-BLUE JAYSBlue Jays looking at alternate sites for home gamesTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays want to play their home games in a major league ballpark this season. That’s according to pitcher Anthony Bass, who says the front office is working to find a major league ballpark for the team. Nicklaus, wife recovered from coronavirusDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus says he’s recovered from a health scare.The golf legend revealed during Sunday’s CBS telecast of the Memorial that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus at the onset of the pandemic.He said his wife had no COVID-19 symptoms, while Nicklaus had a sore throat and a cough. Nicklaus said they were home in North Palm Beach, Florida, from March 13 “until we were done with it” on about April 20.Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, turned 80 a month apart at the start of the year. HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIXHamilton wins 8th Hungarian GP to equal Schumacher F1 recordBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the eighth time to equal Michael Schumacher’s single-venue record and take the championship lead. Hamilton’s latest victory from pole position was as comfortable as the nearly 9-second margin over Max Verstappen suggested. The British driver’s 86th GP win moved him just five behind Schumacher’s F1 record of 91. Hamilton is also demanding more support from Formula One’s governing body and urged other drivers to make more of an effort in the fight against racism. last_img read more

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BGC dedicates 20% of advertising to safer gambling

first_imgShare Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has committed to making sure that 20% of TV and radio advertisements from its members are safer gambling adverts.In April, BGC members voluntarily removed all TV and radio product advertising for a period of six weeks during the lockdown. Writing on Politics Home, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher explained that the trade association plans to continue its commitment to safer gambling.He wrote: “What’s important to me, as CEO of the new standards body, is that people are able to gamble safely and that the regulated industry is committed to the highest possible standards. That means that when it comes to advertising, we also need the highest possible standards.“That is why during lockdown, when people were confined to their houses, increasing their screen time, often feeling isolated and bored, and for many with financial uncertainty, there was a need for even greater levels of safer gambling and an added layer of sensitivity around advertising.“At the end of April, our industry went further and announced restrictions on gaming advertising. As a result, pre-booked advertising slots were devoted to safer gambling messaging, donated to a charity, or removed completely. I had hoped that remaining major gambling operators like the National Lottery would follow our lead, but that sadly didn’t happen.”Dugher emphasised that there is a ‘balance’ to be achieved between advertising and responsibility, and so BGC members will ‘continue to abide by the stringent measures which are already put in place by advertising standards watchdogs’.He continued: “This agreement by BGC members comes to an end today, but the industry’s commitment to responsible advertising and promoting safer gambling will continue.“To that end, our members – who account for around half of all gambling advertising on TV and radio in the UK – will ensure that at least 20 per cent of all advertising on TV and radio will be safer gambling adverts.“In response to public concern, we voluntarily introduced a ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on TV advertising around all live sport.This means that, for any live sports before 9pm, from five minutes before an event starts, during it and until five minutes after it ends, no betting adverts can appear. It is worth remembering, incidentally, that there are no restrictions on National Lottery advertising at any time of day.“No doubt prohibitionists from the anti-gambling lobby will say that the advertising restrictions on our members do not go far enough.”In addition to the 20% of safer gambling adverts, Dugher revealed that the BGC has called for further action to be taken on the Online Harms Bill, which will see the Government crack down on those promoting unregulated betting sites.Through collaboration with third parties such as technology platforms and charities, BGC plans to ‘raise awareness of the measures available to tailor the adverts that we, our children and other vulnerable people see’.A Code of Conduct for affiliates will also be developed, while requests will be made to encourage the licensing of affiliates by the UK Gambling Commission.Dugher concluded: “In the coming weeks and months, millions of us will fancy a flutter – whether that’s on Royal Ascot or a bet on the Merseyside derby – and the vast majority will do so happily and safely. The BGC is determined that every possible step is taken to make sure that continues to be the case.“As we happily begin to ease our way out of lockdown, we will continue to have our foot on the gas when it comes to our commitment to safer gambling – including responsible advertising.” BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020last_img read more

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Garon Park wins GolfMark Club of the Year 2013

first_img8 Feb 2013 Garon Park wins GolfMark Club of the Year 2013 Garon Park Golf Club in Essex has completed a remarkable revival by winning the prestigious title of GolfMark Club of the Year 2013, supported by COBRA-PUMA GOLF. It’s a triumph for co-owner Alan Walker, who bought the club from the administrators in May 2010, and for his team. “We are absolutely chuffed, this is a wonderful achievement for a club which was in the doldrums three years ago. “This will boost morale at the club and tell everybody that we are something special,” said Alan, a past captain of the PGA and a PGA Master Professional. He was accompanied at the awards dinner by PGA professional Ben Jones and the club’s junior organisers Micky and Carol Pearson. They have all played key roles in the success of the 27-hole complex, which is now a thriving centre offering opportunities for all. This England Golf award, which is now in its fifth year, recognises golf clubs that make an outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf, showing a willingness to improve and develop.   The award was announced at the England Golf Partnership’s County Golf Development Conference at Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University.  The conference also applauded the two runners-up, Upton by Chester Golf Club in Cheshire and Leamington & County Golf Club in Warwickshire. Alan Walker told the audience how the GolfMark experience – which led to Garon Park receiving a High Achiever award – had been the foundation of the club’s success story.  “Opportunities arose and we decided to take them,” he said. Mr Walker’s connections with Garon Park go back to 1994, when he designed the course and ran the club for five years, before selling it. He jointly bought it back after hearing it had gone into administration and decided the way forward was to “get to the backbone of the game, junior golfers.” In 2010 there were just five juniors, today the club has 115, encouraged by the “passion and commitment” of Micky and Carol Pearson, and enjoying protected fees and a range of coaching and teaching programmes, offered by Ben Jones and his team of professional coaches for the junior section. Next the club turned its attention to beginner golf and set a target of bringing 100 novices into the game last year. They exceeded that by 50 players and have set themselves a target of 250 new beginners this year. “Through the ‘Get into golf’ programme and our own version of ‘Get further into golf’ and ‘Get into playing golf’, we have made our market,” said Alan. The club works closely with Essex County Golf Partnership and is committed to growing the game and their business. The secret, says Alan, is: “Doing the basics and seeing them through. We are passionate about people and we make them feel very, very welcome.” Presenting the award, Craig Verrinder, UK Marketing Manager for COBRA PUMA GOLF, said: “We are delighted to be able to recognise Garon Park for their outstanding efforts in providing a golf facility that truly supports the development of the game. “Golf is changing and the ability to offer venues that are inclusive and fun for golfers of all abilities is key to enhancing golf participation within the community.   “COBRA PUMA GOLF are proud to continue supporting the GolfMark programme and helping golf grow across the UK.” England Golf is delighted that COBRA-PUMA GOLF support the GolfMark award scheme and provide prizes for the Club of the Year award and quarterly and annual prize draws. Richard Flint, Golf Development Manager for England Golf, commented “It is great to see the success that GolfMark clubs can have, particularly in these challenging times. Garon Park has adapted, become more business and customer focused and with their flexible, welcoming approach have become a truly inclusive facility”. “The golfing landscape has changed and it is important that golf clubs monitor and react accordingly.  England Golf continues to invest in resources, such as GolfMark and their County Golf Partnership network, to ensure golf clubs can benefit to maximum effect.” Contenders for the 2013 award were nominated by their County Golf Partnerships and a shortlist was drawn up by a panel of England Golf Partnership (EGP) representatives. Individual visits were made to the final three clubs to determine the winner. Any affiliated golf club can apply to work through the GolfMark process and achieve the accreditation, by visiting www.golfmark.org  There are currently 620 golf clubs with GolfMark and a further 545 working towards accreditation.  England Golf is currently reviewing the GolfMark initiative to support and recognise golf clubs in both business and development.  It is expected that GolfMark will be re-launched in late 2013. GolfMark is an EGP initiative which is part of its ‘Whole Sport Plan’ for golf and an integral part of its vision to ‘Grow the Game’. Caption: (from left) Alan Walker, Craig Verrinder, Carol and Micky Pearson, and Ben Jones.last_img read more

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Asbury Park’s Trio of Treasures

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauASBURY PARK – Grand Central Station, with its glorious main concourse and Beaux-arts façade, may be getting a lot of attention in 2013 as it celebrates its 100th year. But there is a trio of treasures in Asbury Park that was designed by the same architectural firm.Warren and Wetmore brought its vision to the historic shore resort when they built the Paramount Theatre, Grand Arcade and Convention Hall.Workers restore the rosette ceiling of the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.Hopefully, those buildings will continue to draw tourists for another 100 years, but right now their future is uncertain. In 2007 Madison Marquette, a real estate investment firm, signed on to bring back the original splendor of the complex. While many structural and aesthetic improvements have been made, the 2011 deadline to install a state-mandated sprinkler system has long passed. Madison Marquette now says the cost, in excess of $1 million, is prohibitive, especially after Super Storm Sandy caused more than $1 million in damage. An agreement reached with the city allows the firm to forego installing sprinklers and close the building if continued operation of the complex is not economically feasible.“We are engaged in conversations with city officials on this issue, and are hopeful that we can find a way to modify how the building is currently used, comply with all code requirements and continue to keep some or most of this great building open to the public,” said Anselm Fusco, senior vice president of Madison Marquette.Pending the outcome of these conversations, no events have been scheduled in the complex after May 1.Since signing on to rebuild Asbury Park’s waterfront, Madison Marquette took on the daunting task of bringing the Paramount back to the splendor that Warren and Wetmore designed. The company made significant restorations to the historical details both inside and out. The crumbling plaster was repaired and the leaky domed ceiling was brought back to its original grandeur. Ripped seating was replaced, technical and mechanical systems were brought up to date and ornamentation was refurbished. Upgrades were made to the plumbing and air conditioning in Convention Hall, and portions of its architectural glory were restored.“When you walk through these buildings, you are taken aback by their beauty,” Fusco said. “There are even design details in areas not seen by the public, and that speaks volumes to the craftsmanship that went into these iconic buildings.”The design started with Whitney Warren, a cousin of the Vanderbilts, who studied architecture in Paris and loved the city so much he lived there for 10 years. When he returned to New York in 1896, he partnered with Harvard graduate Charles Wetmore to form the Warren and Wetmore architectural firm. They first gained prominence when they designed the New York Yacht Club in 1900.Their first high-profile commission was Grand Central Station, which opened in 1913. Their vision brought about the Steinway, Helmsley and Crown buildings; Chelsea Piers; St. James Theater; and the Biltmore, Ritz-Carlton and Vanderbilt hotels in New York.They also designed Michi­gan Central Railroad, the Ritz-Carlton in Atlantic City and the Louvain Library in Belgium, which was destroyed by the Germans during World War I, according to New York Architecture’s website.The inside of the 1,600-seat Paramount Theatre including the balcony and projection area.Meanwhile, back in Asbury Park, a group of local businessmen, hotel owners and city officials toyed with the idea of building a 5,000-seat structure along the boardwalk, but the $500,000 price tag proved too costly. According to the National Register of Historic Places, 10 years passed before any further action was taken and by then, building estimates had quadrupled. By the time Warren and Wetmore submitted their bid in 1927, the cost was more than $3 million, according to the National Register of Historic Places. But the plan was approved in the hopes it would help to draw even more tourists to the tony shore resort.“Asbury Park was the upper echelon of the social circle, so I’m sure they were used to the best,” said Angie Sugrim, promotion specialist for Madison Marquette. The complex, which was completed in 1930, was designed in Italian and French themes with an emphasis on nautical motifs.In the 1,600-seat Para­mount Theatre, one can’t help but notice the sea serpents, mermaids and shell designs in the ironwork, on the seats and on the painted dome ceiling. The outside brickwork features scallop shells and other nautical artwork. Several large copper schoon­ers and lanterns are positioned high up on the balconies. Many of the molds that were used for the plaster work are still in the theater, readily available for use in future renovations.“A lot of care went into designing this place,” said Brandon Vaught, maintenance supervisor for the complex. “I like how every day I find something new in the details.”High up in the rafters is the projection area, where five original film projectors, each 6-feet tall by 6-feet long, sit dusty and untouched. Graffiti signatures fill the concrete walls, some from recent acts that have graced the stage, including the Bouncing Souls and Blue October, and others that date back to the 1930s. Musicians must love the acoustics that Warren and Wetmore included in the domed theater because even today, it provides superior sound for the artists. Sugrim said that during a performance a few years ago, Tony Bennett demonstrated this by singing a song to the audience without a microphone.“The Paramount was built with the idea that the room had to amplify itself,” she said.Rumors run rampant that the buildings are haunted. Some say the ghosts are victims of the S.S. Morro Castle, a cruise ship that once sailed between New York and Havana. On Sept. 8, 1934, the ship caught fire and came to rest on a sandbar in front of Convention Hall. Many of the 137 victims were brought inside the auditorium. Others think the hauntings could be the spirits of two cabaret showgirls who died in a dressing room fire in the Paramount Theatre many years ago. Dressing room No. 8, down at the end of a long, narrow hallway, remains in its burned-out state and the door is always kept locked.“The buildings are definitely haunted,” Sugrim said. “We all hear things, and some of us see things.”The Grand Arcade features restaurants and shops that sell shore decorations, jewelry and Asbury Park memorabilia. It connects The Paramount Theatre, which faces Ocean Avenue, and Convention Hall, located on the beach side.The lobby of the Paramount Theatre.The grandeur of the Paramount design is missing from Convention Hall, but it still has a personality of its own. It was once home to a 700-pipe Kilgen organ, which was used to provide accompaniment for silent movies. Winged seahorse designs can be seen when entering the auditorium, which holds 3,600 people and hosts various events such as concerts, sporting events, tattoo festivals, fishing flea markets and roller derbies.“It’s nice to have a big room like this and make it into whatever you want,” Sugrim said.The nautical theme runs throughout Convention Hall, with two long paintings on either side of the stage featuring striped bass and jellyfish in an ocean scene. Though the water in the paintings is not real, the water that flowed in from Super Storm Sandy was. The basements of all three buildings, where all of the electrical panels are located, were completely flooded and about a foot of water covered the ground floors. The roof and arcade doors sustained damage, beachside stairs separated and sand was piled 5 feet high in the Grand Arcade.“Relatively speaking, we had a lot less damage than the rest of the shore,” Sugrim said.last_img read more

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Stokes optimistic about Mayhew’s chances

first_imgThe name Daniel Mayhew will forever be in the Jamaican history books after the Charlemont High school student became the first Jamaican to qualify for the Winter Youth Olympics to be held February 12-21 in Lillehammer, Norway.Mayhew, who competed at tournaments in Switzerland, Austria and Norway and is currently ranked 22nd in the world, became one of 16 competitors to earn their right to face the starter in the Monobob event at the quadrennial showpiece.Jamaica Bobsleigh Association president, Chris Stokes, is quietly optimistic of the youngster’s chances at the games, and believes he has the right attitude and attributes to go on and do well at the senior level.”He will do well, although I don’t want to commit myself to a placing. But that is not what we are looking for. We want him to go out and show he is a competitor and look at his poise under the pressure of Olympic competition and see how he performs under those circumstances, but I am confident that he will compete hard and do well.”He represents the country well. He is very articulate and speaks clearly about what he wants to achieve. He is a real asset to Jamaica … ” he told The Gleaner.DID WELL IN TRAININGMayhew was selected on very high recommendation from a current senior team member, and after speaking to him and seeing his work ethic and how he carries himself the association was also convinced and so sent him off to training, where he did very well.However, the bobsleigh president said they never imagined that the 17-year-old would be this successful.”You never know (how things will turn out) but having chosen such a small group and having sent him alone has worked out well in this particular circumstance. If we can get more athletes into the Monobob at 15, 16 years old instead of 23, 24 then we will have more time to develop and look for the exceptional talent.”We have gotten positive feedback from the international coaches. Some have gone as far as saying he is the best young driver they have seen coming out of Jamaica for some time,” Stokes said, while noting that the Jamaica Olympic Association will pick up his training and competition expenses from here on.last_img read more

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Death toll in Muzaffarpur due to encephalitis rises to 104

first_imgThe number of children who have succumbed to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur rose to 104 on Monday even as the National Human Rights Commission issued notices to the Union Health ministry and the State government over the increasing number of deaths due to encephalitis.Separately, the State government ordered the closure of all schools till June 24 as it tries to minimise the toll from a heatwave that has claimed as many as 90 lives till Monday. In Gaya, the district administration enforced Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to ensure people stay indoors and are not exposed to the blistering heat.Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held meeting with top State and health department officials to take stock of the situation soon after his return from New Delhi. Earlier, Mr. Kumar had announced an ex-gratia of ₹4 lakh to the families of those who had died due to encephalitis and heat stroke in the State. A team of doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is likely to visit Muzaffarpur on Tuesday to monitor the treatment of children hospitalised with AES. Meanwhile, the death toll due to heat stroke in the districts of the State’s Magadh region including Aurangabad, Nawada, Gaya, Jehanabad, Rohtas and Arrah climbed to almost 90.“Though there is no official figure on this yet, but, yes not less than 90 people have died in these districts in last four days due to intense heatwave,” said a health department official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Aurangabad and Gaya have been worst hit. State health minister Mangal Pandey visited the government hospital in Gaya and met patients suffering from heat stroke. More than two dozen people have died in Gaya district alone due to the heatwave. Gaya district magistrate Abhishek Singh also issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 to compel the public to stay indoors in order to avoid the heatwave. The district administration also banned construction and other outdoor activities that involve intense manual labour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the district. “Any work related to MGNREGA too will not be done after 10:30 a.m.”, the Gaya district administration said in its order.“Situation in other districts of south-west Bihar too is alarming as government hospitals there are crammed with patients suffering heat stroke,” the health department official added.For the last four days, south-west parts of Bihar, including Patna, have been reeling under 45° Celsius heat and meteorology department official Anand Shankar told The Hindu over phone that “heatwave is likely to continue in these districts until June 22… after that some rain showers may bring in some relief.”last_img read more

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PBA to honor Marawi soldiers in Game 6

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The league will honor the heroes, who brought back peace to the war-torn town, at  halftime.The troops are expected to be part of another capacity crowd in Bocaue, Bulacan where the Gin Kings shoot for their second straight titleFEATURED 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 shutoutSunday’s Game 5 set the biggest crowd in PBA Finals history, attracting 36,445 fans in the world’s largest indoor arena. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Ravena-led crew rules Draft Combine mini-tournament Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShowing its appreciation for the men in uniform, the PBA will honor the valiant soldiers who fought in the Marawi insurgency on Wednesday.Twenty-five soldiers were invited to watch Game 6 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco at Philippine Arena on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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