Run for the Fallen Passes Through Ocean City on Friday

first_imgSpc. Simeon Hunte37th St & Central Ave3:35PM Spc. Ronald H. WildrickWorld War II Heroes SSgt Aaron Nelson Brown21st St & Wesley Ave3:55PM SERVICE MEMBERS Sgt. Keith T. BuzinskiBay Ave between 24th St & 25th St4:25PM American Legion Post 5243304 Bay Ave4:35PM S/Sgt. Ingles DosReis55th St & Central Ave3:15PM Corson’s Inlet Bridgeon the Ocean Drive at Bay Ave3:05PM When the 24-member “Run for the Fallen” military relay team concludes the first leg of its run through Ocean City on Friday Sept. 26, American Legion Post 524 will salute their efforts with a special ceremony at its headquarters on Bay Avenue.The three-day running event honors New Jersey soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines killed in Iraq and Afghanistan by holding small remembrances at road markers placed one-mile apart along a 182-mile pathway starting in Cape May and ending at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel.“Post 524 is pleased to be doing its part to pay tribute to New Jersey’s brave servicemen, servicewomen and their families,” said Ocean City American Legion Commander Bob Marzulli. “This is a unique and moving event and the public is invited to join us along the route.”The runners will enter Ocean City from the south at the Corson’s Inlet Bridge on Ocean Drive and Bay Avenue at approximately 3:05 p.m. They will then make stops at 11 additional markers before ending at Post 524 at approximately 4:35 p.m. Afterward, American Legion Post 524 will host the Gold Star Families, Blue Star Mothers and the Run Team for dinner at the Ocean City Senior Center and, along with Ocean City VFW Post 6650, will arrange for overnight accommodations for the Gold Star Families.More details and route maps are available at: Come out and show that you know how important the sacrifices were that these heroes made. Show the families how much you care.Pick a location and please plan to arrive 20 minutes before the times indicated for the runners. HERO MARKER LOCATIONS TIMES Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 665015th St & Bay Ave4:15PM Veteran’s Memorial Park5th St & Wesley Ave4:05PM Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Sutherland9/11 Pentagon Heroes SPC Michael W. Franklin13th St & Wesley Ave4:10PM L/Cpl Jon T. Hicks Jr.29th St & Wesley Ave3:45PM Capt. Maria I. OrtizSgt. Hector L. Ortiz Jr. Sgt. Alessandro “Sandrino” PlutinoUS Marine Heroes – Beirut 1st Lt. Robert Wilson CollinsOcean Ave between 13th St & 14th St4:00PM __________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook Sgt.1st Class Scott R. Smith45th St & Central Ave3:25PMlast_img read more

3. You’re teaching my daughter what in health class??

Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A misguided health teacher tangled with the wrong farm broadcaster when showing the film “Food, Inc.” to a sixth grade health class that included the daughter of Ty Higgins. Ty politely, but very firmly, informed the teacher and school administration exactly what he thought and he found a fairly receptive new audience.

Athletes raise millions for Texas flood disaster

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “As a native to the area, I have been so encouraged to see how the locals and the nation as a whole have come together to help one another.“The NFL, at the end of the day, is a family that helps one another in times of need.”Meanwhile, Texans owner Bob McNair had pledged a $1 million donation to a separate flood relief fund, which the NFL Foundation vowed to match.Also on Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys said that all proceeds from their NFL pre-season game against Watt and the Texans at AT&T Stadium on Thursday would go towards the disaster relief fund.Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots — who won the Super Bowl in Houston in February — pledged to match $1 million in donations to the American Red Cross relief fund for victims of Harvey.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Watt’s fund had raised $500,000 in a 24-hour period and has now surged past $4 million, Watt said on Twitter on Tuesday.The defensive star said the fundraising drive on the website was now targeting a total of $5 million.“Forty-eight hours ago we set out to raise 200 grand. And now we’re over $4 million…I can’t say thank you enough,” Watt said.Donors to the fund included Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk, who made a million dollar donation, the team said.“The flooding and devastation to the Houston area has been painful to watch,” Strunk said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’ll be back’ says Thomas as Celtics-Cavs wrangle Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “Our thought are with the city of Houston and all those affected by flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,” the statement said.The statement came after news reports said that Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander had donated $10 million to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. “… Please stay safe, Houston.”Rockets point guard Chris Paul made a separate donation of $50,000 to a fund created by NFL star J.J. Watt, who plays for the Houston Texans. LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. AFPLos Angeles, United States — The National Basketball Association and player’s union donated $1 million to the Texas flood disaster relief effort on Tuesday, adding to the millions already raised across the US sports world since the deadly weather system battered the region.In a join statement, the NBA and NBA Players Association (NBAPA) said it was donating the cash to “bring relief to those impacted.”ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 Gameslast_img read more

Griezmann could be key for Barcelona against Betis

first_imgBarcelona: If Lionel Messi listens to Real Betis and sits out another match, Barcelona will likely have to rely on Antoine Griezmann to finally get some points on the board. Betis, which visits the Camp Nou on Sunday, responded to a tweet by Barcelona that Messi was back to practicing with the team for the first time since being injured in the preseason by saying: “Don’t rush, Leo. No need for you to force it!” Barcelona couldn’t make up for Messi’s absence last weekend when its attack was held scoreless in a 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThat was the first time the two-time defending champions had lost a Spanish league opener in a decade. And after both Real Madrid and Atl tico Madrid won, the pressure is on. Barcelona acquired Griezmann after triggering the 120 million euro ( 133 million) buyout clause in his contract with rival Atl tico. The France forward was supposed to be the fourth piece to an already world class attack featuring Messi, Luis Su rez and Ousmane Dembele. But Griezmann may be left with all the scoring responsibility in his competitive home debut. Messi strained his right calf in the team’s first practice of the season on Aug. 5 and hasn’t played since. Although it is possible he will be back to face Betis, Su rez won’t be after he injured a right leg muscle in the first half at Bilbao. Dembele has also been ruled out for several weeks with a left thigh injury. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterPhilippe Coutinho, who could have helped out as an attacking player, is no longer with the team after being loaned out to Bayern Munich this week. Malcom, a Brazilian forward who played sparingly for Barcelona last season, was sold to Zenit St. Petersburg. Griezmann had a lackluster match at Bilbao. His only good scoring chance at San Mames Stadium came in the final minutes with a header. The Frenchman, however, is used to carrying a team on his back. Griezmann was a consistent scorer for Atl tico, tallying more than 20 goals a season for five consecutive years despite the team often not having another attacking threat to draw away some of the attention of opposing defenses. The problem at Bilbao, he said, was simply “the ball didn’t go in.” The other player who could make the most of the opportunity created by the injuries is 21-year-old Carles P rez, a member of Barcelona’s reserve team. He impressed in the preseason, even scoring two goals in a 2-0 win over Japanese club Vissel Kobe, where former Barcelona great Andr s Iniesta now plays. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde included P rez in Wednesday’s team practice. Betis was the only team to beat Barcelona at its home stadium last season, outgunning the hosts 4-3.last_img read more

Go Big or Go Home Apple Officially Unveils iPhone 6 With Larger

first_imgSeptember 9, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Ask and ye shall receive, Apple fanboys and girls.Though Apple has sold roughly 500 million iPhones since the device’s introduction in 2007, people have long clamored for a larger screen display — particularly given the comparative expanses of competing Android and Windows devices.Today, those calls have been answered. Apple announced its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which feature screens measuring 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively. For reference, the iPhone 5s measures 4 inches, while the iPad mini clocks in at 7.9 inches.Related: Denny’s Just Capitalized on Apple’s Tech Glitch in a Genius Marketing MoveThe iPhone 6 is priced at $199 for 16 GB, $299 for 64 GB and $399 for 128GB. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 Plus is $100 more at every tier. The phones will ship on September 19, and arrive equipped with iOS 8, which will be available for everyone on September 17. The same three colors will be available as with the fifth generation iPhones: gold, silver and space grey.While Apple has historically avoided larger screen sizes in order to make its devices more wieldy in-hand, the sixth-generation iPhones will feature new “one-handed” and “landscape” modes for easier use.Related: With the Apple Watch, It’s Time for Smartwatches to Get SeriousSo, big screen and easy-to-use interfaces, all in one new package. They are also the slimmest iPhones yet: the iPhone 6 measures .27 inches wide while the iPhone 6 Plus measures .28 inches.Perhaps most notably, the devices will ship with a mobile payments feature called Apple Pay, which enables users to complete retail transactions with a simple touch of a smartphone. Incorporating NFC (near field communication) technology, users simply hold their finger onto the Touch ID home button and hold the device near a contactless reader, whereupon a secure payment is instantly transacted, Apple said.Other features include a new “Retina HD” display with curved edges, increased battery life, faster processing speeds and a revamped camera for capturing slo-mo and time-lapse videos.Related: Should You Buy an iPhone 5S Now or Wait For the iPhone 6?center_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min readlast_img read more