Mumbai City coach accuses match referee of making racist monkey gestures at Kevyn Serge…

first_imgAdvertisement b1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2iun7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5sa03( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 31uWould you ever consider trying this?😱aynCan your students do this? 🌚9isRoller skating! Powered by Firework After Mumbai City’s win against Bangalore in the Indian Super League, Mumbai City coach Jorge Costa accused the match referee Turki Alkhudhayr of passing mean racist comments and gestures towards Mumbai City’s mid-fielder, Kevyn Serge Aboue. The match between Mumbai City and Bangalore was held on Sunday, while Mumbai City emerged victorious 3-2, the coach, Jorge had other things on his mind that was keeping him from celebrating with the team. Reportedly, during the match the Saudi Arabian referee made some racial comments that was directed towards the team’s Gabonese player Kevyn. Apart from that, the referee also belittled the player by calling him ‘Monkey’.Advertisement The racial dig did not sit well with Jorge, who immediately brought the matter up at the press-conference that was held after the match. At the press conference he spoke about the incidence and the importance of respecting players and their culture irrespective of their race and religion.Advertisement “ISL, they need foreigners. With all respect foreigners like me, like Carles (Cuadrat), like all foreign players, like all foreign coaches, they need people that (will) respect the league, the culture and they are here to work and to try that this league can everyday be better,” he said.Jorge condemned the referee’s behaviour without commenting on his capabilities as a referee. He further added that ISL should take this matter seriously, and make sure that these things never happen again.Advertisement “I am speaking about the referee, not his quality because everyone knows his quality. I am speaking about the respect he didn’t have today for my player Serge Kevyn. During the game, the referee made some gestures against Kevyn, calling him a monkey. These are certain things in which I cannot close my eyes,” Costa said.Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) CEO Martin Bain has taken note of the matter and has requested the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to investigate on the matter further.“ISL will ask the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to investigate the matter fully and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time, however, the Indian Super League (ISL) takes these matters seriously,”Bain said.See which footballer Brian Lara compared Virat Kohli to!2019/20 BDFA Super Division: South United FC run riot in 4-0 win against ADE FC   Advertisementlast_img read more

Repairing Damage to Plants & Garden Post Sandy

first_imgBy Michele J. KuhnThe battering of area properties by Super Storm Sandy has not been just to beaches, buildings, cars and boats. Gardens, plants, trees and shrubs have certainly been impacted too.“I think everyone and everything has been so astonishingly devastated,” said Leeann Lavin, a garden and landscape designer and owner of Duchess Designs in Atlantic Highlands. “For some of my clients, their garden was just gone. We walked into the yard … and it was as if Sandy – and Athena after it – just sort of mowed off the side of the earth.”Since shortly after the Oct. 29 storm, Lavin has been helping her clients work through the things they need to do to help ensure their landscaping and gardens will return to their former beauty.“I think the first thing is assessing what has happened,” she said. “Even last fall, right after the storm, I went to my clients to see and assess what the damage was… As soon as we could, we started with a seven-part cleanup plan that I put together.“It’s kind of curious – here are all these tradesman going in to do the kitchen and the flooring to redo the house and then they look at us and say, ‘You know, I never heard about the plants.’ I say, ‘Look at the investment that the homeowners put into the landscaping.’ Plus these are alive, they are living things, they aren’t like a chair.”Clearing the debris and sea grass that was deposited on clients’ property was the first order. Washing vegetation with clear water to clean off the salt came next. She then worked the soil with gypsum to counteract the salt, added lime to correct the pH plus an organic soil nutrient and then soil enriched with horse manure to help restore the earth. She also mulched.“I think it’s really important for everyone to test the soil,” she said. Soil testing kits are available at many hardware and garden stores. Rutgers University also runs a soil-testing laboratory and kits are available from county cooperative extension offices or forms may be downloaded from the lab’s website at problem Lavin has been dealing with is restoring vegetation that has become compromised by pathogens because of the storm. A lot of shrubs have been impacted, “especially you’ll see the devastation around holly. A lot has this Indian wax scale on them … You’ll see this around. A lot of pathogens have set in,” Lavin said.The garden designer recommends that, as she has done for her clients, area gardeners wash their plants, if they haven’t already done it, and add gypsum to the soil. “It can’t hurt it,” she said. Then work to repair and nourish the soil after having it tested to determine what it needs.“In horticulture circles, people often say, ‘If you feed the soil, the soil will feed the plants.’ If you do little else, if you get the soil right, the plants have a better chance.“The other thing that is really, really important is that trees have been devastated.”Some trees were damaged by utility companies cutting branches – she believes strongly in putting utility lines underground. Trees must be properly pruned, she said.“I think we have a disregard for our trees; we don’t take care of them. Sometimes people say to me, ‘I can’t really afford to take care of them.’ I say, ‘If you don’t do that, you will pay somewhere down the line with higher heating or cooling costs or perhaps the tree will fall on a house’ … Much of the devastation was caused by trees falling on houses. The trees were not taken care of,” Lavin said.“I look at gardens as not only art but as outdoor living,” she said. “If you are going to be living out there, you really need to treat the outdoor garden room as an extension of the home.”She recommends gardeners look at the use of “good, native plants” and prune trees and shrubs during the next few weeks.“I will be focusing, now going forward, to do an inventory and see what has survived the winter and see what is good,” she said. “I’ll make up lists … and see what can we do for the plants to help them help us.”Lavin also favors gardens that can feed the gardener. “In general, I think we need to grow more edibles,” she said. “People have gotten away from growing their own food but it makes a difference to your health.”She also is one of the many area residents who are happy to see spring return.“Plants are resilient and hopefully, after the storms and the long, dark winter, everyone will now be looking for the spring and color and a happy time,” she said.Leeann LavinLavin, who works in the New Jersey, New York and Long Island area, describes her work as “artful designs” that feature native plants. She has worked at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She is a painter – working in watercolors – and a writer of food and drink and is the author of the book The Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown Cookbook.She will be appearing 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Strauss Mansion, 27 Prospect Circle, for the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society to give a talk about how to create a kitchen garden.Lavin can be reached by email at or by calling 732-500-7121.last_img read more

Love and Marriage, Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |Though much of the hoopla surrounding the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has mercifully passed, Melissa Ziobro, Monmouth University professor, reminded a Tinton Falls audience that the recent British matrimonial event was just the latest in a tradition of across-the-pond “romances” between members of the European royalty and American brides.Ziobro regaled 25 very interested women seniors (and two brave men) on May 21 with stories of “American Women and Royal Marriages.” The Harry/Meghan Wedding was certainly spectacular, but the joining together of Old and New World couples was not as uncommon as we might think.Ziobro is a specialist professor of public history in the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University and frequently writes and lectures on women’s issues. During this recent presentation, Ziobro admitted: “There are important issues and there are interesting issues. This most recent royal wedding falls into the latter, but it has increased attention to the Gilded Age phenomena of what were called ‘American Dollar Princesses.’ ” Ziobro noted that the TV series “Downton Abbey” sparked her to examine arranged marriages which began in the late 19th century. She laughed recalling how the subject caught her attention. “I was watching ‘Downton Abbey,’ and like any good historian I can’t watch TV and enjoy myself, I have to start researching things, like who Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham was modeled after.” Though he was studying to be a physician on Long Island when he met Ms. Hazard, her father’s success no doubt made her more attractive to von Auersperg. After years of creditors chasing down the von Auerspergs, Florence finally had enough and divorced the prince in 1915.This article was first published in the June 7-June 14, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. “By some counts there may have been as many as 500 of these marriages between American women of ‘new money’ who were betrothed to the relatively impoverished European aristocracy,” said Ziobro. Their motivations included trading “cash for class.” After the American Civil War, many of the daughters of the newly wealthy saw titled European nobility as a way to attain duchess, or even princess status.In Europe, the landed gentry needed to find income to replace their disappearing earnings from centuries-old agricultural endeavors. Their expensive to maintain manor houses were becoming increasingly unsustainable as well. Enter American money. Although British nobility were the top choice for most young women seeking these marriages, they also married Germans, Austrians and Italians. Ziobro soon discovered that some New Jersey women were among the many “American Dollar Princesses.”Sixteen-year-old Florence Ellsworth Hazard of Shrewsbury around the time of her marriage to Prince Franz von Auersperg of Austria in 1899.American newspapers often ran lists of American heiresses marrying noblemen, including the amount of money the young women “took out of the country” with them, often half a million dollars or more. Of particular interest to The Two River Times readers, and probably surprising to most, is the story of Miss Florence Hazard of Shrewsbury, daughter of the owner of the world-famous Hazard Ketchup Factory, E. C. Hazard. Florence was only 16 years old when she married Prince Franz von Auersperg of Austria in June 1899. She was looking to improve her station in life, and incidentally her fiancé’s. Sixty-plus years before Meghan Markle walked down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel to wed Prince Harry, older Americans still remember when movie star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. Both appear to be true love matches, not exchanges of hard currency for titles. Harry does not lack for resources. Von Auersperg was part of a noble family and had enjoyed a spirited, which is to say wanton, youth according to contemporary accounts at the time of the wedding. One paper noted: “The engagement is hailed by court and aristocratic circles with gratification, as the Prince seemed to have hopelessly wrecked his life by fast living and gambling before he left Vienna three years ago.”last_img read more

Historical Association Welcomes New Leader

first_imgSharp Walton is anxious to read and evaluate the recent Buildings Assessment Report concerning the several historic homes owned and maintained by the MCHA. She’ll meet soon with the MCHA Board of Directors to see how they “can make use of those buildings in a mission-related way that makes sure the homes are useful to the community and preserved and taken care of.” Sharp Walton left her most recent position in Philadelphia as executive director of the mansion and estate Glen Foerd on the Delaware. She is, however, no stranger to the Jersey Shore. Besides spending time visiting an aunt in Belmar when Sharp Walton was a young girl, her husband Jim Walton comes from the coastal resort town. She has fond memories of visiting local beaches from her girlhood home in Middlesex County. Springsteen, as just about everyone knows, left his hometown of Freehold, greeted the world from Asbury Park, and put the Stone Pony on the bucket list of an incalculable number of fans. Chapman promises to surprise even ardent aficionados of Springsteen with insider stories of his glory days at the Pony. Eileen Chapman, director of The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University, will be speaking at the Monmouth County Historical Association’s meeting Jan. 29 in Red Bank. File photo Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a reception at the theater located at 21 Bridge Ave. Chapman’s talk will follow a brief business meeting to elect new MCHA trustees, recap the 2018 fiscal year, and share plans for 2019. During the event, the general membership of the MCHA will have the opportunity to meet Sharp Walton who brings 15 years of extensive experience to the Freehold-based organization. Sharp Walton holds an M.A. from Temple University in American history/public history and has experience as a museum consultant and a curator. Steeped in the 350-plus-year history of Monmouth County, she fits her new MCHA position, well, like The Boss does with the E Street Band. That’s a big job. The MCHA is certain Meg Sharp Walton is just the right woman for that job. According to the MCHA website, “Chapman will talk about how the Archives started, how they came to Monmouth University, and how this turned into a partnership with Bruce Springsteen. She might even share tales of her days managing the Stone Pony.” Sharp Walton also wants to ensure the organization continues with innovative initiatives and programs, similar to last year’s Super Storm Sandy exhibit. “We want to let people know how relevant history is to their lives and it’s really important to understand where they come from. And also, to preserve the historic integrity of Monmouth County through oral history.”center_img Those who simply can’t get enough Bruce bits will love “Springsteen: His Hometown,” scheduled to open at the MCHA’s 70 Court St. headquarters in September 2019. Chapman will be working closely with guest curator Melissa Ziobro, specialist professor of public history at Monmouth University, on the upcoming exhibition. She is equally enthused to be taking over the reins of the MCHA soon. She’ll succeed interim director Chuck Jones who took the job on a part-time basis for over a year while the MCHA Board of Trustees conducted its extensive search for the job. She is candid about her two primary goals: “I want to increase the earned revenue so we can further our mission of preservation. That’s key. It’ll bring guaranteed income and stability. “Along with that,” she continued, “Reaching out far and wide into Monmouth County communities, something (that’s) in my DNA. An organization is stronger through diverse partnerships. You get to know people living here and their stories. It’s really important to make sure the association is telling the stories and capturing the history of all of Monmouth County.” By Rick Geffken Eileen Chapman, director of The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University, will be the guest speaker at the 120th annual meeting of the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA). Sharp Walton waxed excitedly about the new position and returning to live in Belmar. “Seven of my husband’s eight siblings live here in Monmouth County, my daughter lives in Belmar, a nephew and his girlfriend do too, so we’re surrounded by family! Our goal has always been to live here at the Jersey Shore.” Also, that evening, Meg Sharp Walton will be formally installed as new executive director of the group. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Two River Theater in Red Bank. last_img read more

Beacon Hill Country Club To Finish Golf Course Renovation Project

first_imgBeacon Hill Country Club will wrap up a multi-million-dollar golf course improvement project in 2020, enhancing its fairways, bunkers and more. Photo by Allison Perrine “The bunkers themselves are a complete enhancement,” said Alexander Mueller, general manager of the country club, referring to the sand traps. “In heavy rainstorms, it would take the crew a day or two to get the bunkers back into playing conditions. After the first course renovation, the bunkers that were redone – you could play them in an hour.” By Allison Perrine | Beacon Hill’s dining room. Photo by Allison Perrine “We look at them as our future,” said Mueller. Additionally, the club purchased a home across from its entranceway on Beacon Hill Road that will likely be torn down for a new use for club members, said Mueller. Though they’re an estimated three months away from determining exactly what that use may be, some ideas have been tossed around like a pickleball court, paddleball, additional indoor hitting bays or a fitness center. They are trying to determine what their members want and if there are cost-effective ways to make it happen. But its amenities and views aside, Mueller said its members are what set Beacon Hill apart from other country clubs in the area. It takes pride in its junior programs and the camaraderie that exists amongst club members and staff. The club’s junior golf and swim team programs are popular and the club takes pride in prioritizing groups. Typically, there are 80 to 100 children in the programs in any given year. Administrators at the elegant 40,000-square-foot clubhouse started work on its golf course at the end of 2018. Weather permitting, the second phase of work should be completed by mid-April and club members will have their course back before Memorial Day weekend. The last phase will resume in mid-August and will be completed by December. It was established in 1899 and has been open continuously. Aside from its 18-hole golf course, Beacon Hill includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, outdoor patio, grille room, cocktail lounge, fitness studio and more. It has private events for club members throughout the year and offers programs for adults and children. Staff members recently hired a new executive chef, Scott Howlett, to elevate the fine dining for club members. They also recently hired a new golf professional James McDonald. “It’s a lot of new activity for Beacon Hill,” said Mueller. Beacon Hill is a private country club that sits on a 90-acre property on the hills of Atlantic Highlands, providing views of the New York City skyline and the bay. “The view is what everybody really likes,” said Mueller. “You get spoiled with that.” ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Beacon Hill Country Club will complete a $2 million-plus golf course improvement project this year, bringing new bunkers, reshaped fairways, renovated greens and more to its members. The club has upward of 380 members and strives to be a premiere Monmouth County, family-oriented country club. The goal, they says, is to delight visitors with a unique, unpretentious environment and to meet those expectations in a fiscally responsible manner. The article originally appeared in the March 5-11, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Wildcats roll out red carpet for Female Midget AAA Hockey tournament

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Wildcats play host to the first Super Weekend of the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey season beginning today at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Civic Centre Arenas.Wildcats open the five-team round robin tournament at 5:30 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena against Vancouver Fusion.The teams split a two-game series last week in Nelson. The Cats, thanks to a strong third period, edged Vancouver 5-4 in the opener. The Fusion came back in game two to win 5-1.The tournament begins today at 10:45 a.m. in the Civic Centre Arena with Prince George Cougars meeting the Okanagan Rockets.Kootenay plays Okanagan Rockets at 8 a.m. Saturday in the NDCC Arena before battling Prince George Cougars at 2 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.Kootenay concludes the tournament Sunday with a game at 10:45 p.m. against Fraser Valley Phantom.
Ice cooled by CougarsThe Prince George Cougars pulled off a road sweep against the Kootenay Ice in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action in Castlegar.The Cougars scored three first period goals en route to a 5-2 victory during game one. Derek Georgopoulos of Cranbrook and Joren Johnson of Nelson scored for the Ice.In game two the Ice once again exploded in the first period, this time scoring four times to dump Kootenay 6-1. Luke Bertolucci of Trail scored the lone goal in the second period for Kootenay.Kootenay takes to the road to meet the South Island Thunderbirds Saturday in Victoria. South Island is 3-3-4 on the season, good enough for fifth in the 11-team league. The 2-5-1 Ice are 10th.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Bombers drop heartbreaker to St. Thomas Moore, play for bronze Saturday

first_imgFriday, there wasn’t much to choose between the Knights and Bombers. Both schools entered the medal-round game with 3-0 records.That was until the 26-minute mark of the second half.A free kick by St. Thomas Moore somehow found its way through the previously impenetrable Bomber defence.The Bombers desperately tried to clear the loose ball but not before Knights Mikeala Montageo corralled the ball before drilling a shot into the vacant net for the game’s only goal.Trailing for the first time all tournament, the Bomber coaching staff made a few switches in personal, moving Maya Ida to the forward line.However, the Knights, and goalkeeper Lauren Cadiente held off the Bomber assault to secure the hard-fought victory.Both teams play for medals at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside.The Bombers face Arch Bishop Carney of Vancouver in the bronze medal contest while St. Thomas Moore meets Okanagan Mission for the gold medal. There will be a new BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Champion for 2017.St. Thomas Moore Knights enacted some revenge from last season, posting a 1-0 victory over the defending champs from L.V. Rogers in Nelson during semi-final action at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Friday evening at the Lakeside Soccer Fields.The Knights, which lost in the 2016 final to LVR in shootout, meet Okanagan Mission from Kelowna in the final Saturday at 2 p.m.“It’s good to play against a team that plays soccer the right way,” said St. Thomas Moore coach Fernando Grossling following the game.“That’s a good team over there. They’re well coached and have a great team so it’s good to play in a game like this.”last_img read more


first_imgHEAVILY FAVORED HOT SEAN TAKES $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS AS PEDROZA & BAFFERT TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:38.48 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2016)–Under strong urging from Martin Pedroza, heavily favored Hot Sean kept to his task through the lane and prevailed by 1 ¼ lengths in Thursday’s $53,000 Santa Anita allowance feature.  Trained by Bob Baffert, the 2-year-old colt by Flatter, who was trying two turns for the first time in his third career start, got a flat mile in 1:38.48.With eventual third place finisher Tell Me a Story hustled from his rail post position, Hot Sean sat just to his outside throughout and took a short lead approaching the sixteenth pole while holding runner-up Secret House at bay.“Turning for home I thought he hit a wall,” said Baffert.  “Martin said he thought he would run long, but the only way you can find out is to go ahead and stretch them out.  He’ll run in a stake next time.”Off at 1-2 in a field of five, Hot Sean paid $3.00, $2.40 and $2.10.  Owned by Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, Hot Sean now has two wins and a second and with the winner’s share of $31,800, he increased his earnings to $75,000.  (Baffert noted that Hot Sean was named by Weitman in honor of Sean Miller, who is the head basketball coach at Weitman and Baffert’s alma mater, the University of Arizona).Ridden by Flavien Prat, Secret House, who sat a close third until passing the pacesetter late, finished second, three quarters of a length in front of Tell Me a Story.  Off at 9-2, Secret House paid $3.80 and $3.00.Ridden by Norberto Arroyo, Tell Me a Story set fractions of 24.09, 48.62, 1:12.78 and 1:25.23.  Off at 4-1, he paid $2.40 to show.last_img read more