Syracuse sprinters impress in Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational

first_img Published on April 11, 2015 at 11:09 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse sprinters participated in the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational 0n Saturday and turned in impressive times.Rebecca Robinson was the top collegiate finisher in the 400-meter dash, placing second with a time of 53.76. She also took eighth in the 200-meters, timing in at 24.28.Syracuse’s Brittany Belo (57.31) followed Robinson and took 13th in the 400-meter dash. SU’s Victoria Parker also ran in the 200-meters, placing 13th with a time of 24.58.Shaina Harrison (11.56) finished fifth in the 100-meter dash and led all collegiate runners.SaDe Lewis turned in a top-10 performance in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.12.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreddie Crittenden (13.80) led the men in the 110-meter hurdles with a second-place finish while Donald Pollitt (sixth, 14.09) and David Gilstrap (eighth, 14.98) followed closely behind.For the jumpers, Regine Hunter won the triple jump with a total distance of 12.66 meters.Jabari Butler tied for third in the high jump with a height of 2.04 meters, while Reggie Morton (7.01 meters) placed eighth in the long jump.Syracuse will return to action next weekend for the Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational. Commentslast_img read more

Saint Martin’s University Announces $3.5 Million in Support of Creating Labs…

first_imgFacebook256Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityThe Bruno and Evelyne Betti Foundation has made a commitment of $2.8 million to Saint Martin’s University to support the renovation of the first floor of Old Main to create dedicated facilities for the University’s nursing programs, which include the BSN program and the RN-to-BSN program. The foundation’s commitment includes $2.5 million to cover the costs of the remodel and $300,000 to establish an endowment in support of nursing scholarships. In addition, Saint Martin’s Abbey has made a gift of $750,000 to support the renovation. This totals $3.5 million raised to ensure the success of the University’s nursing program. This summer, the University will begin remodeling 12,000 square feet of space within Old Main to create an eight-bed nursing learning lab, two-bed simulation suite, classroom, faculty offices and equipment storage rooms.Abbot Neal Roth, O.S.B., major superior of the Saint Martin’s Abbey and chancellor of Saint Martin’s University, spoke about the significance of the Abbey’s gift. “Saint Martin’s University is the principal mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey, and we will always do what we can to support it. Supporting the nursing program means that future nurses will be serving thousands upon thousands of people during their lifetimes of service, which certainly reflects our Benedictine values.”For fall 2019, Saint Martin’s will admit 25 first-year students for its four-year BSN program and will begin admitting upper division transfer students in fall 2020. When fully enrolled the BSN program will have two cohorts of 24 each year, graduating 48 students annually. The Saint Martin’s RN-to-BSN program will continue to provide an option for local nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma to complete their BSN in a year.“The BSN program at Saint Martin’s will fill a critical need for nurses at a time when the nursing workforce and patients are aging. The generous gifts from the Bruno and Evelyne Betti Foundation and the Abbey will allow us to build state-of-the-art nursing learning and simulation labs for our students to learn and practice their skills,” said Teri Moser Woo, Ph.D., RN, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNL, FAANP, director of nursing at Saint Martin’s.In summer 2018, the Saint Martin’s nursing programs received a boon in the form of the nursing equipment that the University won in an auction from St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. St. Gregory’s, a Benedictine university, closed in fall 2017 due to financial difficulties, and Woo, Jeff Crane, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and interim dean of the School of Business, Philip Cheek, director of grounds and facilities and Jeremy Fleury, maintenance technician, traveled to the St. Gregory’s campus to pack the equipment and bring it back to Saint Martin’s.The original nursing program at Saint Martin’s, the RN-to-BSN program, began in 1986, with Maddy deGive, Ph.D., as the director. In the 1990s, the program added master’s degrees for family nurse practitioners and for health policy. These nursing programs were phased out in the late 1990s when enrollment declined. In 2010, Washington set a goal for academic progression in nursing for 80 percent of RNs to obtain BSN degrees or higher by 2020, which led to a decision to reinstate Saint Martin’s RN-to-BSN program. In 2012, Saint Martin’s admitted a new class of RN-to-BSN students into the program. The program is accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The RN to BSN program has graduated 82 students since 2012.Nursing is just one of the strong and growing science programs at Saint Martin’s, which includes biology, chemistry, environmental studies, exercise science, mathematics and physics.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 29 majors and 11 graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

Freeholder Board Returns to All Republican Rule

first_imgFREEHOLD — The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders formally returned to exclusively Republican rule at its annual reorganization meeting, held last Thursday at the Biotechnology High School, Kosloski Road.Freeholder John P. Curley will serve as director for 2012.The defeat of incumbent Democrat Amy Mallet in November returned the five-member freeholder board to an exclusively GOP body, with former Spring Lake resident Gary Rich taking the seat formerly held by Mallet.Re-elected incumbent Republican Lillian Burry is beginning her third three-year term on the freeholder board. Rounding out the all Republican lineup is Rosemarie Peters, who was sworn in for her second five-year term as county surrogate.As Freeholder Director, Curley will preside over freeholder meetings and act as the board’s spokesman and representative during the year.Curley failed in his first try for a freeholder seat in 2008, but was elected to the board the following year after serving for about five years on the Red Bank Borough Council.He was first elected to the Red Bank Council as a Democrat. Shortly after changing his party affiliation to Republican, Curley established a reputation as a populist firebrand, regularly locking horns with other elected officials.Curley continued to battle his political opponents during his tenure as a freeholder, at times butting heads with fellow Republicans.Curley, a Middletown resident, who said his relationship with a family owned auto dealership allows him to function as a fulltime freeholder, told the capacity crowd that, “I will not entertain any new tax increases,” and pledged that he would “not remain silent in accepting the status quo.”Last year, Curley was as strong critic of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees’ handling of alleged financial improprieties by then college President Peter Burnham, which led to the ouster of some high level administrators, including the president.A member of the county college’s board of school estimate (which oversees the college’s actions) Curley pledged, “It is my commitment to clean house at Brookdale once and for all,” vowing to replace all of the board of trustees members who were there during the upheaval and controversy of the last year.In addition, Curley said, he plans on looking for ways to privatize some county services (including the operations of two of the county’s golf courses), hold the line on hiring and equipment purchases, sell off some assets (like the county owned and operated senior nursing facilities) all to provide some relief to taxpayers.Freeholder Thomas Arnone, who was elected in 2010, was named as deputy director for 2012. Members of the board also offered its best wishes to Freeholder Robert Clifton, last year’s director who is moving on to the State Assembly in the newly redrawn 12th District, where he won a seat last November.Mallet, Fair Haven, who was leaving the board after one three-year term, said she was not sure what she will pursue next.“There are quite a few opportunities available to me,” she explained. “But I want to go where I can make the most difference.”The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored outgoing member Robert Clifton at the county’s reorganization meeting in Freehold last Thursday, Jan. 5. Clifton was leaving the board to join the state Assembly in Trenton. (L to R) Incoming Freeholder Gary Rich, Freeholder Director John P. Curley, outgoing Freeholder Rob Clifton, Freeholder Lillian Burry and Freeholder Tom Arnone.last_img read more

Coming to Fort Monmouth: Lifestyle and Retail Hub ‘Freedom Pointe’

first_imgStory and photos by Laura D.C. KolnoskiFORT MONMOUTH – The first shovels to begin construction on Freedom Pointe, “a premier, mixed-use lifestyle destination,” could be in the ground at Fort Monmouth by the end of this year, with completion anticipated for 2019.Plans for the 89-acre development by Parcel B Redevelopment, LLC, owned by Paramount Realty Services, Inc. of Lakewood, were revealed at a Jan. 26 press conference at the Marina at Oceanport waterfront restaurant.Paramount and LMS Commercial Real Estate vice president Lee Zekaria described a “walkable town center” with approximately 350,000 square feet of retail and 302 residential units, located directly inside the “Johnson Gates” fronting Route 35 in Eatontown, along the recently re-opened Avenue of Memories. The site was designated “Parcel B” by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA).“Freedom Pointe will bring an unparalleled experience to the Jersey Shore,” said Zekaria, a New Jersey native. “We want this to be a second home where people can go before and after work, and on weekends and holidays, to spend quality time and enjoy memorable experiences.” He said the project, which he termed a “crown jewel” of the 1,127-acre fort’s reincarnation, will bring thousands of new jobs to the area. Also speaking was Tether view Joint Venture Partner and vi Collaboration Hub Founder Chris Pallé whose cloud solution firm now occupies Russel Hall in Oceanport.“We’re seeing a trend of technologists and entrepreneurs rising up in Monmouth County,” Pallé said. “By creating an environment that’s conducive to collaboration, that talent is multiplied. The more people come together, the more innovation and ideas we can create. It’s the future of work.”Hosting the event were members of the Criscione family, now owners and operators of the Marina at Oceanport, the fort’s former marina which was completely rebuilt following Super Storm Sandy. Family member Deanna Queenan said, “In the past year and a half, we have become a part of the community while refining and growing our business. From here you can see the vision at the fort coming to fruition.”“Fort Monmouth’s redevelopment is extraordinarily important for Monmouth County, and what’s important for Monmouth County is important for New Jersey,” said Timothy Lizura, president and chief operating officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and a FMERA board member. “We envisioned this to be a 20-year effort but we are well in advance of that. The team here has done a tremendous job fitting assets into the marketplace and bringing back jobs. We are very pleased with the world class developers and businesses. It will be a sustainable and impressive development.”Related Story: Among Fort Monmouth Developers, Three Local ResidentsThis story was originally published in the Feb. 2-9, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. “With e-commerce today, we are working on ‘alert technology’ that will give notifications of store sales and more,” he said, adding, “Our area is starving for something like this.” Zekaria traveled the country to view similar developments at Legacy Place and Market Street at Lynnfield, both in Massachusetts, Crocker Park in Ohio, and The Point in El Segundo, California.“It takes a special kind of investor to take on a project at a closed military installation,” said FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman. Local and county officials have expressed support for the project, which must secure local approvals including ingress and egress on the Avenue of Memories, an extension of County Route 537. Steadman said 65 percent of fort properties are “now in play” with about 18 different projects.The press conference followed November’s purchase of the fort by the county from the U.S. Army, and last month’s announcement of the sale of its former Officers Housing where the first residential redevelopment has begun on 117 historic structures along the parade grounds. The developer is RPM Development Group of Montclair.“Historic renovations are our specialty and we work exclusively in New Jersey,” said Brendan McBride, vice president of RPM Development, adding that the exteriors of the neo-Colonial homes will be preserved. “Crews began construction the day after closing. We were attracted to the fort because the key components are in place – transportation, amenities, jobs, the beach. This will be an entire new neighborhood where people already want to live. We like a development that has a story behind it.” The firm is investing $25 million in the project.David Nuse, FMERA’s director of real estate development, said the authority’s three redevelopment themes are jobs, development, and creating a unique, desirable environment. Some 5,000 civilian jobs were lost when the fort closed. Nuse said over 1,200 permanent jobs have been created so far.“Our goal is 10,000 jobs by 2027, with 1,300 housing units currently in play,” he said. “Over $1.5 billion will be invested at Fort Monmouth. Out for bid next are seven historic buildings at Barker Circle. Over 2 million square feet will be out for bid soon. Forty percent of the fort will be open space and recreation. Lifestyle, amenities, and employment opportunities will attract young people to live and work here. We are very optimistic about the fort’s future. ““Everywhere I go, people ask me what’s going on at Fort Monmouth,” said FMERA chairman James V. Gorman. “Purchasing the fort was important because before, we had to go through six different departments at the Army and then had to get approval of the Department of Defense. It took an average of 30 months until construction could start (on each project). You will now see things develop rather dramatically.”center_img Freedom Pointe – featuring entertainment, food, grocery, public art, fire pits, two levels of offices, and hospitality – will be one-third residential and two-thirds commercial. Parcel B Redevelopment partnered with Ryan Homes for the townhouses. There will be two levels of parking on each side of the circular development and more on the outskirts. “Bellagio-style” fountains will line the perimeter in a man-made canal. Zekaria promised amenities including bocce ball, an ice-skating rink, and community and holiday events. High-tech will also be incorporated.last_img read more

Nelson’s Amit Bhabra qualifies for Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships

first_imgHe snatched 150 pounds on his second attempt and failed to complete his third attempt at a heavier weight because nerves got to him.Bhabra then clean-and-jerked 183 pounds successfully and got called for a technical error on his third attempt at 191 pounds.”(Bhabra’s) strength is there to be lifting heavier weights . . . it’s a matter of perfecting his technique and increasing his flexibility,” Abbey explained.Abbey said Bhabra plays hockey for the local Midget rep team so it has been a constant work in progress to increase his flexibility – a very important aspect of Olympic weightlifting.“People don’t realize it but it is the second most flexibility demanding Olympic sport at the second only to gymnastics,” Abbey said.“Hockey tightens hip flexor, groin and calf muscles making a deep squat position challenging and unnatural for most hockey players,” Abbey adds.“Amit is beginning to realize his potential in the sport of weightlifting something I have been trying to communicate to him for over a year so I am slowly seeing him switch his focus from hockey to weightlifting.“He has natural gifts to excel in weightlifting so success may come easier to him in this sport.”Bhabra comes by the sport naturally as his father Hardial Bhabra is a former Canadian Champion.During the next month Abbey said Bhabra is going to be pushing to increase his total in the two lifts by 20-25 pounds. Amit Bhabra is used to being in the middle of body checks and bluelines as the Nelson Minor Hockey product holds down a roster spot on the Castlegar/Nelson Midget Rep squad.However, this past weekend in Vancouver, Bhabra flipped the switch from hockey to weightlifting to earn a spot at the Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships in January in in Regina.The accomplishment came at the BC Junior Weightlifting Championships in Vancouver.“Amit has been training for a little over four years,” said coach Cody Abbey of Maverick Fitness in Nelson.“He has been my most loyal student-athletes in that time. I can’t say enough about his exceptional character as a young man.”Abbey said the 17-year-old Bhabra competed in the 62 kg (136 pound) category.last_img read more

Defending BC Senior Champs advance after capturing Okanagan Regional Playdown

first_imgThe Bob Ursel rink of Kelowna, with half the rink from the West Kootenay, began defence of its 2016 BC Senior Men’s Curling title by sweeping past the competition during regional playdowns Sunday in Kelowna.Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, Trail second Don Freschi and Nelson lead Fred Thomson, defeated Mark Longworth of Vernon 4-1 Sunday in the B Final to clinch the Okanagan berth.Ursel dumped Longworth 7-4 Saturday in the A Final after opening the four-team playdown with an 11-4 win over Frank Cseke of Salmon Arm.last_img

Man United agree deal for Rojo as Nani returns to Portugal

first_img Argentina international Marcos Rojo Manchester United have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the signing of defender Marcos Rojo, with Nani returning to Portugal as part of the deal.Rojo hinted on Tuesday morning that he was on his way to Old Trafford following weeks of speculation, telling Argentine media it is a ‘dream’ to sign for the Red Devils.And both sides took to social media on Tuesday night to confirm the 24-year-old Argentina international’s Premier League switch will go ahead, with out-of-favour forward Nani moving the opposite way.The 27-year-old winger, who left Sporting for Manchester in 2007, is understood to have rejoined his former club on loan for the season, but neither United nor the Portuguese outfit have confirmed the details.Sporting welcomed Nani back to the club via social media, while also stating the English side had given the club €9million to help construct their new indoor arena, the Pavilhao, in exchange for securing Rojo’s services.The news will come as a relief to the Red Devils, with manager Louis van Gaal desperate to strengthen his defensive options following their defeat to Swansea City in the opening game of the Premier League season.Talks between the clubs over the £16million-rated man have been ongoing for a while, with negotiations being complicated by third party ownership issues.Rojo is equally comfortable at centre-back as he is at left-back and played all 120 minutes of July’s World Cup final as Argentina lost to Germany after extra-time in Rio de Janeiro. 1last_img read more

Israeli leader Sharon suffers mild stroke

first_imgJERUSALEM (AP) _ Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a mild stroke Sunday, but his condition quickly improved and his doctor said he was expected to be released from the hospital after a few days. Sharon aides said he was lucid and in control of the government. The prime minister never lost consciousness and was talking and joking with his family hours after arriving at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital, doctors said. He was treated with blood thinners and suffered no damage from the stroke, said his personal physician, Boleslaw Goldman. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DD Competition: Ghastly winners revealed

first_imgThere were plenty of frightful faces about Donegal this weekend, and the entrants of our DD Halloween costume competition were some of the scariest.Handmade horror costumes and artful face-painting featured among the clever creations from young and old as they competed for a €50 prize voucher for Arena 7 Letterkenny.It was a truly fearsome family who took the prize – Michelle Sibbald’s Addams family tribute is the winner! The black and white photo is a very creepy sight indeed, and there’s nothing more menacing than a mini Uncle Fester. Congratulations to the Sibbald family, who take home a €50 Arena 7 voucher to be used in any part of the Letterkenny entertainment complex – from the Wood Berry Grill Bar & Restaurant to Bowling World to Wayne’s World Adventure Centre.Thanks to Arena 7 for the brilliant prize and well done to all who took part.  DD Competition: Ghastly winners revealed was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local Roundup: St. Bernard’s softball takes two from South Fork Cubs in Miranda

first_imgMiranda >> The St. Bernard’s Crusaders softball team’s offense scored 26 runs en route to a double header sweep over the South Fork Cubs on Wednesday in Miranda.Crusaders pitcher Ally Del Grande pitched a five-inning complete game in the opener, scattering three hits while striking out six. She also went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs and three RBI.Calissa Stokesberry and Lauren Lewis also drove in three runs each for the Crusaders in 17-0 game one win.In the nightcap, Crusaders pitcher …last_img