NFL Stars to host a free youth football camp

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSFootball CampJaye HowardNFLYouth Previous article3 Homemade Pizza Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 30 MinutesNext articleBreaking News ALERT UPDATE! Teenage girl missing in Apopka found by mother! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FROM THE CITY OF APOPKAKansas City Chiefs defensive end Jaye Howard and a team of NFL pro football all-stars will host a free youth football camp and community outreach event on Saturday, April 9, at Apopka’s Northwest Recreation Complex.Howard, who attended Jones High School in Orlando and the University of Florida in Gainesville,  just finished his fifth season with the Chiefs. He will be in Apopka to teach teenagers and pre-teens the basic skills of football; as well as provide some additional football tips to those that currently play and provide tools to enhance their current physical fitness.The event will include a Meet & Greet and autograph session with Jaye Howard and his NFL friends, followed by games, carnival rides, food truck, live music and entertainers.The list of NFL players includes Howard and:Jeff Allen, Kansas City Chiefs•Allen Bailey, Kansas City Chiefs•Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs•Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs•Will Blackmon, Washington Redskins•Bruce Irvin, Seattle Seahawks•Brandon Meriweather, NY Giants•Ian Williams, San Francisco 49ers•Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Kansas City Chiefs•Albert Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs•Cairo Santos, Kansas City Chiefs•Demetrius Harris, Kansas City Chiefs•Earl Okine, Indianapolis Colts•Frankie Hammond, Kansas City Chiefs•Jerel Worthy, Buffalo Bills•David King, Kansas City Chiefs•Cordarro Law, San Diego Chargers•Tevin Westbrook, Tampa Bay Buccaneers•Richard Gordon, Baltimore RavensTo register, visit www.jayehowardnfl.com Tenita Reid The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT March 3, 2016 at 12:36 am No Michael Strahan? I would go see him. That would make Warren Sapp jealous of course. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Jaye Howard Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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LGBTQ community discusses improvements, problems on campus

first_imgHow the TCU gender ratio affects campus hookup culture TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ TCU Spectrum had its first meeting to discuss upcoming events and new ideas for this semester. Rachel Heffelfinger, a sophomore habitation of the deaf and hard of hearing major and vice president of Spectrum. (Photo by Tamera Hyatte)This semester, Sprinkle, who has worked on preventing LGBTQ hate crimes, is teaching a course about ministry in the LGBTQ community.“It has the largest enrollment now that it’s ever had,” he said. “That shows you that the interest in the contributions in the LGBTQ community is high here.” Twitter + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU is considered a “closeted campus” when it comes to LGBTQ issues, but advocates for this community say the climate is improving.Dr. Stephen Sprinkle, a professor of practical theology and director of field education and supervised ministry at the Brite Divinity School, said TCU struggles to promote inclusion of LGBTQ students.“I think TCU as an institution means well, but in terms of having actual encouragements for LGBTQ people on this campus, I don’t think so,” Sprinkle said.Sprinkle, who in 1994 became the first openly gay professor at the Brite Divinity School, said he has seen progress of inclusiveness toward LGBTQ students on campus.“It’s less and less permissible for faculty and staff, even for students to express open discrimination and bigotry against LGBTQ people,” he said.TCU Spectrum, previously known as TCU Gay-Straight Alliance, is a student organization that focuses on creating a safe environment for LGBTQ students on campus.“When I first decided to come to TCU, I heard from my friends that TCU is called a ‘closeted campus’,”said Spectrum President Isaac Portillo, a sophomore psychology major.Isaac Portillo, a sophomore psychology major and president of Spectrum.Rachel Heffelfinger, a sophomore habilitation of the deaf and hard of hearing major and vice president of Spectrum, said she was nervous about the way TCU would treat LGBTQ topics and include the LGBTQ community.Heffelfinger said the limited presence of LGBTQ students on campus causes those who identify with the community to fear rejection.“I think a lot of times when people see other people doing it, it makes them feel safer,” she said. “We don’t want people to feel forced to be out, but we want people to feel like they can be if they want to be.”Spectrum works closely with TCU Allies, who are TCU faculty and staff who “welcome, affirm, and celebrate persons in the [LGBTQ] communities” at TCU, according to its webpage.The Office of Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services provides a Safe Zone training for TCU Allies, which is offered per semester for faculty, staff and students to increase understanding and awareness of LGBTQ issues and to create safety for the LGBTQ community on campus.“I think it’s a phenomenal program,” Heffelfinger said. “I think now with more student support, we can make the program even better.” ReddIt Facebook Tamera Hyatte is a senior journalism major with a minor in women and gender studies from Anaheim, CA. Linkedin TCU community reflects on suicide prevention at vigilcenter_img Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Twitter Tamera Hyatte Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ ReddIt TAGSphotos Previous articleTCU parking: No room on the asphaltNext articleMan wanted for “mental application warrant” near Bluebonnet Circle taken into custody Tamera Hyatte RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Sprinkle said TCU should have a LGBTQ resource center to improve on the lack of resources for LGBTQ students.“There has been calls for such a center for a very long time,” he said. “Many colleges and universities have these centers.”Portillo and Heffelfinger both agreed the increasing number of resources and allies makes the LGBTQ experience at TCU more welcoming.“I’m learning how many friends we have in different places,” Heffelfinger said. “It makes me more proud to be a Horned Frog to know that I can also be proud of who I am.” Facebook Brite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride Students, faculty and administration seek to improve TCU experience for students of color Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Newspaper suspended for 20 days over story race horse

first_img RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on United Arab Emirates RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group News Organisation to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information News June 8, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say July 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper suspended for 20 days over story race horse December 23, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns an Abu Dhabi federal appeal court decision on 3 July suspending both the print and online versions of the Arabic-language daily Al Emarat Al Youm for 20 days from yesterday and fining it 20.000 dirhams (3,900 euros) over a 2006 article about the doping of a race horse owned by two of the sons of United Arab Emirates President Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.“This ruling poses a threat to the independence of investigative media in the United Arab Emirates,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The sentence is disproportionate and liable to intimidate media, which will assume that they could also be suspended or fined if they publish articles that displease those in positions of influence.”A lawsuit brought by the president’s sons, owners of the Warsan stables, accused the newspaper’s editor, Sami Al Riami, and its owner, Abdul Latif Al-Sayegh (who is also chairman of the Arab Media Group) of deliberately publishing false and inappropriate information in the 2006 article about the Warsan stables horse “Mohammed”.The Arab Media Group is part of Dubai Holding, owned by United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, a well-known race horse enthusiast.The original trial opened in January 2008. The appeal court issued the suspension order under article 15 of the 1980 publications law. The newspaper’s owner said the company would comply.Other newspapers in the United Arab Emirates referred to the alleged doping but only Al Emarat Al Youm was sued. April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Paramilitaries threaten 11 journalists and 11 indigenous radio stations – vice-president asked to intercede

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further News News Follow the news on Colombia Peasant, trade union and indigenous groups and affiliated news media are designated as “permanent military targets” in three leaflets apparently issued by paramilitary groups – the Black Eagles, “Rastrojos” and United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) – that have been circulating in the southwestern city of Popayán and the surrounding Cauca region since late February.The latest leaflet, dated late March and signed by the AUC’s central column, names 11 journalists. The targets also include the 11 community radio stations that are affiliated to the Cauca Regional Indigenous Council (CRIC), which representatives of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and Reporters Without Borders visited in May 2010.“We are not all dead or in prison or extradited,” the authors of one of the leaflets say, going on to promise “offensive and repressive military actions” against the people and organizations named in the leaflet. CRIC spokesman Yamir Adolfo Conejo, one of those threatened, told Reporters Without Borders that CRIC’s member organizations have requested a meeting with Vice-President Angelino Garzón to discuss the threats, but have not yet received a reply.“The highest level of government should respond to the request from the victims in this extremely urgent situation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These intimidation and terror campaigns , especially against journalists and community and national media, have been coming at a furious pace. We publicly urge Vice-President Angelino Garzón to agree to the meeting requested by the CRIC and to order appropriate protective measures. The safety of the population of Cauca, a region at the heart of the armed conflict that continues to rack Colombia, is at stake.”The press freedom organization added: “These latest threats unfortunately confirm what we told the representatives of the various indigenous communities about a new expansion of paramilitary activity in the region and the terrible consequences. The authorities have been slow to react to the danger. It is no longer possible to escape the fact that the so-called demobilization of the paramilitaries from 2003 to 2006 was a failure.”According to the CRIC, 18 members of the indigenous communities have been assassinated in the Cauca region since the start of the year. Three of them have been victims of “false positive” killings– killings in which the victim is falsely portrayed as having belonged to a guerrilla organization.The last leaflet – a copy of which has been obtained by Reporters Without Borders – names both local journalists and journalists from outside the region who had relayed the CRIC’s appeal for help. They are Silvio Sierra, Fredy Calvache, Antonio Palechor, Ricardo Mottato, Eli Alegría, Gustavo Molina, Carlos Pito, Gustavo Alzate, José Fernando Conejo, Carlos Andrés Gómez and Dario Patiño.These are the 11 radio stations that are affiliated to the CRIC (media, people and locality):1. Guambía Estéreo, Misak people, locality of Silvia 2. Uswal Nasa Yuwe, Nasa, Caldono 3. Nuestra Voz Estéreo, Nasa, Morales 4. Renacer Kokonuco, Kokonuco, Puracé 5. Radio Nasa de Tierradentro, Nasa, Belalcazar 6. Aires del Pueblo Yanacona, Yanacona, Almaguer 7. Radio Payumat, Nasa, Santander 8. Radio Libertad, Totoró, Totoró 9. Voces de Nuestra Tierra, Nasa, Jambalo 10. Nasa Estéreo, Nasa, Toribio 11. Radio Inzá, Nasa, Inzá Receive email alerts ColombiaAmericas Help by sharing this information RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports April 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Paramilitaries threaten 11 journalists and 11 indigenous radio stations – vice-president asked to intercede April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation Newslast_img read more

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“Last Opportunity to Deposit Interim Compensation Or Attached Assets Will Be Sold”; Supreme Court Warns Developers In Maradu Flats Demolition Case [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories”Last Opportunity to Deposit Interim Compensation Or Attached Assets Will Be Sold”; Supreme Court Warns Developers In Maradu Flats Demolition Case [Read Order] Radhika Roy6 Nov 2020 12:21 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday directed the four developers in the Maradu flat demolition case to submit their written submissions pertaining to their proposal to deposit the interim compensation within a period of four weeks. A Bench of Justices RF Nariman, Krishna Murari and Aniruddha Bose heard the matter and warned the developers that this would be the last opportunity to deposit…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday directed the four developers in the Maradu flat demolition case to submit their written submissions pertaining to their proposal to deposit the interim compensation within a period of four weeks. A Bench of Justices RF Nariman, Krishna Murari and Aniruddha Bose heard the matter and warned the developers that this would be the last opportunity to deposit the money or else the Justice Balakrishnan Nair Committee would be empowered to sell the assets of the developers that had been attached. The Apex Court, on being informed by Senior Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan that the Committee sought for an amicus as personal attacks had been made against it on affidavit by the developers, appointed Advocate Gaurav Aggarwal to assist the Court and meet the Committee. The mandate of the Committee has also been extended till further orders. In today’s hearing, Justice Nariman issued a stern warning to the developers to place another proposal stipulating concrete methods of paying the compensation, or otherwise to face the course that would be followed by law. “We have read the latest report and it is clear that a balance somehow has to be paid by all of you. All of the assets at this moment stand attached. Keeping Jain apart, so far as the other three builders are concerned, at least two of gave some proposal to the Committee which was rejected.” The Court, after making this observation, also informed the Counsels present that the matter would now be taken up on one date in December and all the Counsels would be allowed to make their submissions, including the Contempt Petitioner. In the previous hearing, the Supreme Court had directed State of Kerala to file an Affidavit within three weeks, outlining the steps they had taken in pursuance of the 23rd September, 2019 order of the Supreme Court. In the 23.09.2019 Order, a Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices Arun Mishra and S. Ravindra Bhat had noted that State of Kerala had no concrete plan carved out to undertake the demolition. Further, permission had not been obtained from KSCZMA to raise construction and “it is due to such violation and tortuous action, the entire environment is being degraded and coastal zones are being illegally occupied”. The Court further noted that rather than preventing the violations, the authorities were mobilizing public opinion and time had come “to hold them responsible for their active connivance in such activities of degrading the environment and violation of the coastal zone regulations etc”. Accordingly, the State of Kerala was directed to submit a concrete plan to prevent such violations in future and also to take action against the existing violators. “It is also to be put on record as to what course of action they propose against all such existing violators and how many such constructions exist at present in the State of Kerala which are in violation of the notification issued by the Coastal Regulation Zone Authority”. On 27.09.2019, the Supreme Court then directed the State Government to pay, out of its own funds, a sum of Rs. 25 lakhs to each of the flat owners who were being evicted, and that the amount would not be recoverable from the Builder/Promoter/ the persons/officials responsible for raising the construction. A Committee was constituted and headed by Justice (Retd.) K. Balakrishnan Nair in order to look after the payment of the amount to each of the flat owners, as well as to work out the actual amount paid.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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“Farmers Acts Passed Sans Discussion With Farmers, Aimed At Benefitting ‘Big’ Companies”: Bar Council of Delhi Supports Farmers’ Protest, Bandh

first_imgNews Updates”Farmers Acts Passed Sans Discussion With Farmers, Aimed At Benefitting ‘Big’ Companies”: Bar Council of Delhi Supports Farmers’ Protest, Bandh Sanya Talwar7 Dec 2020 6:09 AMShare This – xBar Council of Delhi has come out in support of the ongoing Farmers Protests. Today’s Press Release states that it “fully supports the demand of the farmers” and “urges upon the Govermment of India to consider the genuine demands of the farmer community”.The Press Release states that the lawyer fraternity of India has decided to lend their support to the farmers and shall join the BHARAT BAND…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginBar Council of Delhi has come out in support of the ongoing Farmers Protests. Today’s Press Release states that it “fully supports the demand of the farmers” and “urges upon the Govermment of India to consider the genuine demands of the farmer community”.The Press Release states that the lawyer fraternity of India has decided to lend their support to the farmers and shall join the BHARAT BAND on 8 December upon the call given by Farmers Union. “The leaders of the Bar Associations addressed the farmers at Singhu Border and told them that Legal Fraternity will intensify the agitation at all India level if the demands of the farmers are not met. Meanwhile the co-ordination committee of all Bar Associations of Delhi have decided to hold protest on 8h December against the Farmer Bill in all Court Complexes”Calling Govt’s action of going ahead with enacting the Farmer Bill without discussion with the farmers as well as the representatives of the Bar “astonishing”, the, BCD states that the Legal Fraternity has found the bill “unreasonable, arbitrary and unjust” upon examination.”The Legal Fraternity after examining the bill have founded it unreasonable, arbitrary and unjust and thus the same is anti- farmer, anti-public and anti-advocates and is aimed to provide benefit to the big trading companies” Bar Council of Delhi has states that exclusion of clause tomato, potato and onion from the Essential Commodities Act will make these essentials out of reach from the public and on one hand the farmers will not get any guarantee for MSP and on the other hand they will not get justice in regard to any dispute raised on any issues as the Jurisdiction of Civil Court is barred and the adjudication rights have been given to SDM and ADM who directly work under the dictate of the Ministers and MLA.Click Here To Download Press ReleaseSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Possible ‘break out’ at Salvation Army

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, July 12, 2011 By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “All they got was some quarters, $19.25 in quarters,” she said. “That was all the money that was in the cash drawer. The drawers to the desk in my office were pulled open but, as far as I can tell, nothing was taken. I guess all they wanted was money.” “The back door to the store had been torn from the frame and, from the way it looks, the door was knocked out from the inside,” said Kim May, director of the Salvation Army in Troy. “Police are thinking that whoever it was could have been hiding inside the store when we closed. That’s a scary thought – that somebody might have been hiding in the store. But it’s very possible that it could have happened that way. We won’t know that until the investigation is completed. Either way, it’s especially sad that someone would rob an organization that is here just to help people in need.”May said no paper money is left in the Salvation Army cash drawer at night, only change. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Kim May looks at the damage at the Salvation Army in Troy. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Troy Police aren’t exactly sure whether the intruder(s) at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on South Brundidge Street in Troy broke in or broke out Monday night.They won’t be sure until all of the evidence has been collected and the investigation at the store is completed. Email the author Skip Book Nook to reopen The burglary has given May reason to approach closing the store differently. “I’ve never thought about looking through the store to make sure no one is hiding in here at closing time,” she said. “But, from now on, that will be part of our closing procedure. It’s sad that times have come to this. Maybe something good will come from this.“Maybe it will alert other businesses to the possibility of someone hiding in the store, taking what they want when the store is closed and then breaking out.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Print Article You Might Like Hicks inks contract, starts work at TCS By 8:15 a.m. Monday, Lee Hicks was on the job as superintendent of Troy City Schools. The Board of Education… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Possible ‘break out’ at Salvation Armylast_img read more

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Student block now to house conferences

first_imgMansfieldstudents have expressed anger after it was revealed that their college hasagreed to host conference guests in a new accommodation block during term time.It was felt that the JCR was not consulted on the decision, and had thoughtthat students would be able to move into the new accommodation next term. JCRVice president Andy Mitchell told a JCR meeting last Sunday, “College plans tobook [the new accommodation] out exclusively to conferences in Hilary term, andalmost exclusively in trinity term.” Mitchellclaims that a “verbal agree­ment” had been arranged with the College thatstudents would be able to occupy the twenty-four new rooms in the Garden Buildingaccommodation block when it was completed. JCR president Ed Mayne described thenews as a “breakdown of communications” and said that decisions had been made“over our heads.” Mayneadded, “it’s fine conferences being here when we’re not, but this sets adangerous precedent for conferences being here at the same time as students.”Mansfield Bursar Steve waterman defended the decision saying that theconferences were necessary as “for very strong financial reasons the buildingwould need to generate income” until it is used by students next Michaelmas. Partof the students’ anger at the deci­sion was caused by their participation in afund-raising telephone campaign to finance the new building. a number ofstudents felt that these jobs had been taken, and donations asked for, on afalse premise. Watermansaid in response to the allegations, “The telethon callers were fully briefedthat the new building would be used for income generating purposes, until thebeginning of the new academic year.” Firstyear Alex craven, who had been promised a new room for the next two terms,said, “I had been told by Andy that i would be able to move into the Garden Buildingin Hilary term. I brought the issue up when i met the Principal at the start ofthis term, and she gave the impression that there would be no problems.” Watermandenies the verbal agree­ment and said, “it did not occur to me that there wouldbe any strong wish on the part of students who had already got college accommodationelsewhere to want to move part way through the year.” he added that it wouldnot be feasible to break contracts for off-site accommodation mid-way throughthe year. Watermandismissed the fears, saying, “The new building is separate and has its own keyarrangements. There will be the usual Junior dean and porter presence.”waterman refuted concerns that the conference guests would have preferentialaccess to student facilities. Mansfield principal DianaWalford, said of students being mislead about be­ing allocated new rooms, “Itend to talk enthusiastically about the new building, which is immediatelyopposite my study windows, because that’s the way I feel about it. I am sure,in due time, that is how the entire student body will come to feel about thissplendid new addition to our student facilities. ARCHIVE: 6th week MT 2005last_img read more

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College football round up, division two

first_imgUNIVERSITY 1 CORPUS-LINACRE 0 University entertained Corpus-Linacre on Friday in a game of vital importance to the Division Two promotion race. Just before Christmas, top of the table Univ travelled to Corpus and came from behind to win 2-1. It was a real smash and grab job, and one Corpus fan remarked ‘at least Dick Turpin wore a mask’. There was little doubt that the away side was out for revenge today.  Having said this, Univ’s home record this season has been near perfect, and despite again missing several important players, they started confidently. In the early stages, the prolific Will Stuart was twice played through, but on both occasions rolled the ball inches wide of the post. Corpus looked in defiant mood though, and defended stoutly against the home side’s free-flowing football. The game descended into a war of attrition, and midway through the first half Univ midfielder Owen Goodfield was harshly booked for a marginally late challenge. The first half was not one for the purists, as clear-cut opportunities were few and far between. Univ are certainly not the most physically strong team in the division, but were forced to match the aggressive approach of the away side today. The first half ended with the scores locked at 0-0, with little indication as to who might eventually come out on top. The second half began as the first period had concluded, with both teams looking tense.  However, just after the hour mark, the decisive incident of the match occurred. Univ’s Will Stuart was again played through, but this time was impeded by the Corpus keeper, who came charging out of goal and pole-axed the striker, leaving him dazed and confused. The resultant penalty was of course left to top scorer James Gingell, who confidently powered the ball into the net. The keeper went the right way but found the strike too hot to handle. Univ took a priceless one-goal lead. As a result, Corpus were forced to throw men forward in an attempt to salvage something from the game.  They were incensed not to be awarded a penalty with just ten minutes left on the clock, while at the other end, Chris Taylor came agonisingly close to doubling the home side’s advantage. His toe-poked effort was well turned away by the Corpus keeper. As the game went into stoppage time, Corpus’ efforts became more desperate, but in truth they never really threatened the home side’s back four, who were excellent throughout. Univ’s celebrations on the final whistle befitted those of a side who had just taken a huge step towards promotion, while Corpus were left to ponder another narrow defeat at the hands of the High Street club.last_img read more

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7th Street Surf Shop Coming Back to Life on the Boardwalk

first_imgManager Colin Devine unpacks merchandise at 7th Street Surf Shop at 654 Boardwalk. Manager Colin Devine unpacks merchandise at 7th Street Surf Shop at 654 Boardwalk.The 7th Street Surf Shop location at 654 Boardwalk will ride again.After a fire gutted the shop last year, a new, improved version of the longtime Ocean City business is set to reopen Memorial Day weekend. And its rebirth is timely, as this year the location celebrates its 30th anniversary.“It’s nicer and newer than it was before, if there’s an upside to all this,” said co-owner Becky Friedel, with a laugh.She wasn’t laughing on the night of May 16, 2015. Around 8 p.m., the lone employee in the shop walked into the back room to find a surfboard on fire. The blaze raced to the front of the store, which had been fully stocked for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer season in Ocean City. Friedel was at 7th Street Surf Shop’s Asbury Avenue store when she got the call. She arrived at the Boardwalk in time to see fire trucks, and smoke pouring out of the back of 654 Boardwalk. The employee escaped unharmed, and the fire did not damage any neighboring businesses.Fire officials later attributed the cause of the blaze to an electrical problem.After clearing the shop of water- and smoke-damaged inventory, Friedel had hoped to quickly rebuild and salvage at least part of the summer 2015 season. But obtaining various construction permits from the city took longer than expected, which slowed the process.A pile of charred inventory behind the 7th Street Surf Shop after a devastating fire on May 16, 2015.Friedel co-owns the surf shop with her husband, Larry. The Friedels rent the space from Raab Family LLC, which owns some of the most valuable properties on the Boardwalk.Jon Rosenkrantz, a Margate-based engineer who represented Raab Family LLC in the rebuilding project, said the contractor hired to do the work couldn’t obtain the required permits until late summer 2015.“Since we didn’t have a permit until the beginning of August, there was no need to rush,” he said.The Raabs’ portion of the rebuilding cost was $254,000, which was covered by insurance, Rosenkrantz said Monday. Friedel estimated 7th Street Surf Shop’s cost at $350,000, for new countertops, fixtures and inventory. A significant portion of that cost was covered by insurance, she said.On May 16, exactly one year after the fire, the city issued a certificate of occupancy for the store.In addition to 654 Boardwalk, the Friedels own 7th Street Surf Shop locations at 1118 Boardwalk, 720 Asbury Ave., and an outlet at 654 Asbury Ave.Losing the location at 654 Boardwalk last year was especially tough, since 7th Street Surf Shop ran its popular surf lessons and camps out of that location. Last summer, the lessons and camps operated out of the nearby 7th Street Beach Arcade, which the Friedels also own.On a recent, rainy Saturday afternoon, longtime store manager Colin Devine stood in front of racks of  colorful board shorts, supervising last-minute work at 654 Boardwalk. The store now has an airier feel, due in part to the elimination of the back storeroom. And one major addition to the store is an overhead door that will open directly to a counter where customers can register and sign in for surf lessons. Previously, surfers arriving for classes sometimes created a logjam when they crowded around the main entrance, Becky Friedel said.Devine said that although the last year has been tough, he’s looking forward to a sunny future for the store.“I’ll finally feel stoked once we get the boards back in here and the lessons start moving,” he said.A ribbon-cutting for 7th Street Surf Shop’s grand re-opening will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, following the city’s traditional “Unlocking of the Ocean” ceremony.last_img read more

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