Cruisin’ the Hudson North Bergen, Guttenberg seniors enjoy a floating party

first_imgWell over 200 North Bergen and Guttenberg senior citizens enjoyed an afternoon of dancing and a gourmet buffet aboard the cruise ship Spirit of New Jersey on Friday, July 14.The boat took them around the southern tip of Manhattan to the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge and then back again hours later. Onboard hosts offered detailed narration describing the historical sights passed along the way. 1 / 16  Three seniors about to have a blast on the cruise ship Spirit of New Jersey on Friday, July 14.  2 / 16  Getting a bite on the Guttenberg/North Bergen senior cruise.  3 / 16  North Bergen and Guttenberg seniors dance on the cruise.  4 / 16  Two seniors pose for the camera.  5 / 16    6 / 16    7 / 16    8 / 16    9 / 16    10 / 16    11 / 16    12 / 16    13 / 16    14 / 16    15 / 16    16 / 16  ❮ ❯ The annual cruise is sponsored by County Executive Thomas DeGise and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Initiated more than two decades ago as a small sailing excursion for less than 150 seniors out of Liberty State Park, it has evolved into a program hosting 2,400 seniors from all 10 county municipalities.A rainy morning didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the seniors, several of whom celebrated birthdays (or near-birthdays) onboard the vessel as it sailed past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and countless other familiar landmarks, while a mix of classic pop hits and Latin dance favorites kept the dance floor busy.Months of planning go into arranging the annual event, and the participants all had a ball. Many of them look forward to it all year, returning time after time.Catherine Macchi, consultant/community outreach for the Hudson County Office on Aging, oversees the event for the county, while Karen Pianese administers the program for North Bergen and Marisol Montanez coordinates for Guttenberg.center_img ×  1 / 16  Three seniors about to have a blast on the cruise ship Spirit of New Jersey on Friday, July 14.  2 / 16  Getting a bite on the Guttenberg/North Bergen senior cruise.  3 / 16  North Bergen and Guttenberg seniors dance on the cruise.  4 / 16  Two seniors pose for the camera.  5 / 16    6 / 16    7 / 16    8 / 16    9 / 16    10 / 16    11 / 16    12 / 16    13 / 16    14 / 16    15 / 16    16 / 16  ❮ ❯last_img read more

Exercise beats breakfast

first_imgNZ Herald 23 June 2013The Government might have better spent it’s $9.5 million school breakfast money on walking school buses, findings from a Danish study into children and exercise suggest.The Danish study, cited at a symposium in Washington this week, had set out to prove the benefits for children having breakfast and lunch.“The results showed that having breakfast and lunch has an impact, but not very much compared to having exercised,” co-author Niels Egelund said. The Government is spending $9.5million on giving low-decile schools a Sanitarium breakfast with Fonterra milk.The outcome was pounced on by Green MP Julie Anne Genter, who was a keynote speaker at the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium hosted by the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington this week.“They tried to explore the link between nutrition and concentration and instead found that kids being driven to school was a bigger influence on how well they could learn,” she said.The Copenhagen-based research surveyed 19,527 pupils aged between five and 19. Participants were asked about exercise and tested for concentration. “The exercises one uses to transport oneself to school is reflected in the level of concentration one has circa four hours later,” Egelund told AFP. read more

Plan Extra Time, Know Before You Go for Holiday Weekend Traffic

first_imgRoad Work SuspendedWhere possible, highway maintenance activities and construction projects will halt work during the holiday weekend to increase mobility and safety. INDOT directs its contractors to pull back barriers and barricades to the safest extent possible to accommodate the anticipated increase in holiday travel. Some restrictions and reduced speed limits will remain in place due to ongoing road construction, including:Northern IndianaOn I-94 in Lake County, the ramp connecting to northbound I-65 remains closed.On I-65 in Lake County, traffic is one lane in each direction on the bridge over Central Avenue, north of I-94.On I-65 in Lake County, traffic is two lanes in each direction between U.S. 30 and U.S. 231.101st Avenue remains closed over I-65 in Lake County.Bridge work on SR 49 has lanes closed in Porter County from U.S. 30 to Division Road.In LaPorte County, traffic is one lane each direction east-west at the SR 2 and U.S. 20 intersection, which is closed to north-south traffic.The U.S. 35 bridge in downtown LaPorte is one lane in each direction.U.S. 30 is one lane in each direction at SR 17 in Marshall County.SR 23 is one lane controlled by a temporary signal at the bridge over Potato Creek in St. Joseph County.On I-69:In Grant county, lane restrictions and crossovers between mile marker 263-271 in both directions with no northbound re-entry at SR 18 (mile marker 264).In Allen County, lanes closed for bridge work between mile markers 300 and 310.In Steuben County, lanes closed at mile marker 340 with lane shifts at mile 345. I-65 in Jackson and Bartholomew counties has lane restrictions in both directions between Seymour and Columbus.On SR 37 in Morgan County, southbound traffic is restricted to one lane in Martinsville.SR 256 in Scott County is closed east of AustinI-74 in Decatur and Ripley counties has lane restrictions between exits 143 and 156 near Batesville.Know Before You GoMotorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone or by using the INDOT mobile app.Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at Find links to INDOT’s Facebook and Twitter pages at 500 TrafficRace fans driving to Indianapolis 500 festivities this weekend should plan their routes to the track and designate a sober driver home. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway provides directions, transportation options and general race information at traffic management staff will be on duty during the race, monitoring traffic cameras and congestion, coordinating with law enforcement, and posting information to dynamic message signs. INDOT’s Hoosier Helpers freeway service patrol sponsored by State Farm will assist all weekend in keeping traffic flowing.On Sunday, May 26, INDOT encourages through travelers to avoid race traffic on I-465 and I-65 on the west side of Indianapolis.Drive SafelyThe Indiana State Police and local law-enforcement agencies are participating in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization through June 2. Officers are joining thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country in conducting high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers and passengers to buckle up.Seat belts save lives. In 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 15,000 lives. If all passenger vehicle occupants age 5 and older had worn their seat belts that same year, it’s estimated another 2,500 lives could have been saved.Overtime police patrols are paid with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). Indianapolis, In. — Though the weather hasn’t always felt like it, summer is right around the corner. Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the ceremonial start to summer as travel season ramps up. Whether you’re attending the Indianapolis 500, vacationing, visiting family and friends or just passing through, INDOT urges drivers to plan extra travel time, to stay informed on road conditions and to drive safely. Central IndianaWatch for brief lane closures on I-74 between Waynetown and Crawfordsville for bridge construction, between mile markers 25-39 in Montgomery County.There will be NO construction work after noon on Friday in Central Indiana. Crews will be off the Indianapolis interstates the entire weekend. No lane restrictions or closures will be in place.Southern IndianaU.S. 50 between Loogootee and Mitchell, in Martin and Lawrence counties:Two paving operations near Buffalo Bottom and just east of Shoals.Bridge replacement with a lane of traffic controlled by temporary signal just west of Mitchell.last_img read more

Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey primed for Liverpool clash

first_img The Canaries have acquitted themselves well so far this season, accumulating seven points from five games to sit ninth – above their opponents on goal difference. But Tettey is under no illusions as to how difficult this game will be, particularly given City have shipped five goals on their last two visits. Press Association Midfielder Alex Tettey acknowledges Sunday’s trip to Liverpool represents Norwich’s biggest test since returning to the Barclays Premier League.center_img He told the club’s official website, “It’s been a good start for us but we’d like to have more than seven points. “The fact we’re disappointed by that shows how well we’ve done. We’ve played some good stuff so far this season and we’re looking to push on now. “We have ambitions to do well and to win games. Against Liverpool we know we have to be at our best to get something from the game. “It’s important for us to be strong defensively but also to cause them some problems. It’s probably our biggest test since we’ve been back in the Premier League. “Liverpool are a very good team and it will give us a glimpse of where we are as a team. It will be tough but this is what we worked so hard last year for. “We want to test ourselves against the best players in the league. They have good midfielders who can keep the ball but personally I’m really looking forward to going against them.” Norwich have striker Lewis Grabban back in the squad after his club suspension while defender Steven Whittaker returns after being banned for the win over Bournemouth. The Scotland international is expected to start with loanee Andre Wisdom ineligible against his parent club while forward Gary Hooper (ankle ligaments) is sidelined for a number of weeks. last_img read more

Kovacic Seals £40m Permanent Chelsea Switch from Real Madrid

first_imgThe transfer ban issued by world governing body Fifa runs until the end of January 2020.Chelsea transfer ban: Blues take appeal to Court of Arbitration for SportChelsea take their appeal against a two-window transfer ban imposed by Fifa to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The suspension, which followed an investigation into the Stamford Bridge club’s signing of foreign under-18 players, is being appealed against at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Chelsea have not asked for the ban to be lifted until the appeal is heard.Kovacic made 32 Premier League appearances for the Blues last season, although former manager Maurizio Sarri regularly switched him with England midfielder Ross Barkley.Chelsea are expected to confirm Derby County boss Frank Lampard as Sarri’s successor in the coming days.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea have signed Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid for £40m, despite being under a two-window transfer ban.Kovacic spent last season on loan with the Blues, helping them win the Europa League, and joins on a five-year deal.Chelsea had already registered the 25-year-old when he was on loan and did not require another registration.last_img read more

Four Officers Stabbed to Death at Paris Police HQ

first_imgFour police officers were killed in a knife attack at Paris police headquarters by a man who was then shot dead, say French reports.The event appears to be a case of workplace violence.The assailant was an administrative intelligence employee at police headquarters who was “death and dumb.”French reports say the assailant went on the rampage with a ceramic knife, stabbing several colleagues in his office and the surrounding area before being shot dead by an officer.Police sources said the assailant was “in conflict” with his superiors.The police headquarter’s on the île de la Cité has been cordoned off and emergency services and interior minister Christophe Castaner and prime minister Edouard Philippe, have arrived at the scene.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2015)–Wasted At Midnight, sent from the rail under Martin Garcia, proved ultra game in taking Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as she prevailed by a nose while covering six furlongs in 1:09.43.“I let her break, I took a position and when I asked her, she just responded and she made it,” said Garcia.Trained by Richard Mandella, Wasted At Midnight shook loose of Tempe around the far turn, was immediately engaged by 5-2 favorite Harlington’s Rose at the quarter pole and just held off the late charge of Clearly Confused to carry the day at 5-1 in a field of six older fillies and mares.Owned by Ellen and Peter O. Johnson, Sr., the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Midnight Lute paid $12.40, $5.40 and $3.20. In her second start of the year, Wasted At Midnight improved her overall record to 15-3-3-2 and with the winner’s share of $36,000, she hiked her earnings to $170,790.“It was a perfect trip,” said Mandella. “She looked like she could be the speed of the race if she wanted and she broke there wanting to run. Martin did a great job slowly taking it, not in any hurry and she had something left to fight ’em off.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Clearly Confused was last, about nine lengths off the lead at the three eighths pole and wheeled five-wide turning for home to just miss while finishing a half length in front of Harlington’s Rose. Off at 7-2, Clearly Confused paid $3.80 and $2.60.Harlington’s Rose, ridden by Joe Talamo, had dead aim on the winner with three sixteenths of a mile to run but flattened out late to finish third, 8 ½ lengths clear of Ramona’s Wildcat. Harlington’s Rose paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.79, 44.65 and 56.78.First post time at Santa Anita on Friday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

City and England ace Kyle Walker reveals where he’d rather be playing

first_img3 “It was comfortable because of the work I’ve done at City,” Walker added. “The gaffer [Guardiola] really doesn’t like to be overloaded in midfield. So if he does see that then I do tuck in and so we go as a back three. My game has developed tremendously under him. He [Guardiola] has taught me so much.”And he wants to continue his glorious season with the Three Lions. “We are strong in all areas. We have a great bunch of lads, pace to burn and a  great  defensive record.“It’s been a fantastic season for  City. We want to continue that for England now.” 3 In a frank interview, England defender Kyle Walker has revealed he is a reluctant centre-back.A lot of focus has been on national boss Gareth Southgate’s decision to play three at the back, which has seen Walker operate in an unfamiliar position.The 28-year-old plays right-back for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and has also featured in the same position for the majority of his 35 England appearances. “Is it my preferred position?” Walker says. “Of course not. I want to play right-back. I’ve worked my whole life to get to where I am now in a World Cup squad, and to showcase my talent on the World Cup stage, playing in my position.“I’ve been playing professionally since I was 18 at right-back, to get to your first World Cup and probably not be playing in your preferred position, where you want to showcase your talent, is not disappointing but it is a little bit of a step back.”Not that it is likely to detract him from his mission of helping his country win in Russia, which starts against Tunisia on 18 June.“I’m a professional. As long as the manager feels it’s going to benefit the team then why not?”Playing under for his club manager, though, where he won the Premier League in his first season has helped with this tactical flexibility.center_img Working under Pep Guardiola has helped Kyle Walker immensely Walker joined City for £50m in 2017 and won the Premier League 3last_img read more

The community of Hout Bay reclaims its shared social spaces

first_imgBrand South Africa through its Constitutional awareness campaign #InspiredByMyConstitution, aims to ensure that the values enshrined in the widely admired constitution, are indeed a lived experience by all parts of society.On Friday, 01 March 2018, Brand South Africa in collaboration with its Play Your Part ambassador, Imraan Christian were in the community of Hout Bay in the Western Cape to reclaim shared social spaces through art.The activation was hosted at Salamander Park in Hout Bay with the community’s children out in their numbers to creatively express in their social spaces.“Many parks in South African communities, have been widely prone to house social ills and misuse. It was, therefore, a significant gesture to creatively reclaim this space for what it’s intended for, this includes constructive social interaction, artistry and youth development”, said Brand South Africa’s Strategic Relationship Manager for Government, Ms Toni Gumede.The day began with a pop quiz to the youth that was to engage the youth in understanding what positivity means for their community, on the importance of being active citizens and knowing their rights which challenged the children to express themselves in dance and art.Speaking on how the event was received; Play Your Part ambassador Imraan Christian said; “it was a huge success and overwhelming to see so many young people coming together to reclaim their space through art, seeing their talent and their togetherness was inspiring.”Imraan further emphasised that we all have responsibility for positive change, “do what you can, positive acts no matter how small have a ripple effect that can really affect not only our own world but the greater world.”The Brand South Africa constitution awareness programme intends to foster an appreciation for the Constitution and the role that it plays in our individual lives as well as its impact on society as a whole.“Brand South Africa is promoting freedom of expression through art and social cohesion through constructive use of shared community spaces” adds Ms Gumede.Join in the conversations #InspiredByMyConstitution @Brand_SA or @PlayYourPart to learn more.last_img read more

How to Build a WordPress Plugin in 10 Minutes

first_imgRelated Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#How To center_img PHP Heaven is running a tutorial on building WordPress plugins. The tutorial is aimed at developers with a solid understanding of PHP and some familiarity with WordPress. I watched a similar tutorial live at WordCamp Portland in 2009, and it’s true: if you know PHP and the correct WordPress commands, you can build a a marginally useful plugin in less than ten minutes.The steps, as outlined in the tutorial:First: Decide on the name of your plugin and create a plugin folder.Second: Make an index.php file within your folder and add the plugin description code.Third: Create an Admin Page.Check out the tutorial for the details. klint finley Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more