Scoreboard roundup — 9/12/18

first_img Written by September 13, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/12/18 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUESan Diego 5, Seattle 4AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 5, Detroit 4Tampa Bay 3, Cleveland 1Oakland 10, Baltimore 0Boston 1, Toronto 0Minnesota 3, N.Y. Yankees 1Chicago White Sox 4, Kansas City 2, 12 InningsL.A. Angels 8, Texas 1NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 8, Cincinnati 1Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3Atlanta 2, San Francisco 1N.Y. Mets 13, Miami 0Washington 5, Philadelphia 1Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 1Colorado 5, Arizona 4WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSSeattle 98, Washington 82Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ocean City Honors Achievers in Academics and Arts

first_imgNational Merit Recommended Students  – 11th GradersThe National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. The following students have been recommended to the program based on the results of their PSAT tests.Justin AngelastroTucker BirminghamOlivia BriggsMichael Clark, JrNickolas EiseleTaylor HazlettFrances KaneJuliana KemenoshLiza Milov 7th Grade: Louie Williams and Ava Aurwater Top 7th grade scholars at Ocean City Intermediate School: Ava Aurwater and Louie Williams. National Latin Exam AchieversThe National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is a 40-question, multiple-choice test with a time limit of 45 minutes, offered to students on seven levels.Henry Adair: Silver Medal, Maxima Cum LaudeJoseph Loggi: Cum Laude AwardDaniel Mulraney: Cum Laude Award Top 9th grade male scholar at Ocean City High School: Avi Rabia (GPA: 5.0273). Top 10th grade female scholar at Ocean City High School (tied with Giuliana Leotta): Hiba Ahmad (GPA: 4.9042). Elementary Honors BandThese students were nominated by Mr. Butterick for consideration of being accepted into the elementary honors band.  They were selected out of fifth and sixth grade band students across southern New Jersey.Samantha WagnerKatie BowmanGrace GleasonDorothy ZensenErik Wagner The 22nd Annual Cape May County Honors Choir ConcertThe Cape May County Honors Choir is for advanced singers who show dedication to the art of choral singing.  This year the Intermediate School had seven students participate in this exciting event.Ava AuwarterTeagan DiMeglioSarah HuberLoralei MullinsTaylor PontariErik WagnerMaclain Young AtlantiCare Healthy Schools Mini-Grant WinnersThe Primary School second grade staff worked hard all summer long and throughout the 2014-2015 school to win an Atlanticare 2014-2015 Healthy Schools Grant. The $1500 grant helped create an edible school garden. Substantial research indicates that when children participate in the cultivation of fruits and vegetables they are more likely to eat them. The learning experiences were incorporated into classroom lessonsAbby Hays: “Eat This and Not That” poster contestMya Gordy: “7 Day Veggie” log contestAiden Schlembach: “Green Mustache” contestMimi McCusker: “How to Help a Friend” contest Top 10th grade male scholar at Ocean City High School: Bradari Altman (GPA: 4.8266). Seal of BiliteracyThe New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school district in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.2015 American Sign Language Students who earned the Seal of Biliteracy:Anna ElmerMadeline GreaserBailey ReadingSierra SchoenewaldMikayla UtleyCaliope Yiannos2015 Spanish students who earned the Seal of Biliteracy:Kira KellyTaylor HazlettNick EiseleTaylor PaganoEmma BergmanEnrique GaytanAmber AngelucciRyan BeebeLauren BowersockBriarRose GinnRaquel Gresham 8th Grade: Nora Faverzani and Jackson NeillTop 8th grade scholars at Ocean City Intermediate School: Nora Faverzani and Jackson Neill. 11th Grade: Nickolas Eisele and Julianna KemenoshThe top 11th grade scholars at Ocean City High School: Nickolas Eisele (GPA: 5.0569) and Julianna Kemenosh (GPA: 5.1699).center_img Consumer Bowl The Consumer Bowl was designed to educate teenagers about consumer issues that they may face in the future. The High School team came in second in the 2015 New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Consumer Bowl Competition on Friday, April 17th at Burlington County College in Pemberton.The team members are:Josh ChildsRosalia DaddiJeff HoffnerChristian McDermottEmily RutterJoseph Walkowiak Top 9th grade female scholar at Ocean City High School: Melody Young (GPA: 4.8120). 10th Grade: Bradari Altman, Giuliana Leotta (not pictured) and Hiba Ahmad Ocean City High School: Raider Retailers, Employee of the YearRyan PrettymanRyan Prettyman is the recipient of the employee of the year for Raider Retailer. Raider Retailer is a school store operated by our special education students who do it all.  Raider Retailer is a true-to-life situation that incorporates teamwork, responsibilities, management, and tangible results using business, advertising, and accounting skills, which Ryan has shown growth in all aspects.Ryan and his fellow classmates are responsible for running the store from designing the window display to inventory, rotating product, banking duties, making change with real money, ordering are among the tasks needed to run a store. Ryan manages the storage area and refrigerator so well that even the suppliers ask for him when making deliveries.Ryan is a model employee who is always smiling and eagerly initiates with helping others.  He always greets customers with enthusiasm and the accuracy of work that he is completing at any time is always exemplary. Ryan is a very caring and thoughtful student. He is a very conscientious worker and excels at organizing and stocking the beverages in the school store.Ryan rarely takes a break during his shift and is willing to fulfill any task required to keep the store productive. He is diligent and takes pride in his work. Ryan is an excellent role model for the other students. He gives 110% in his schoolwork and the store. His friendly nature is well suited for multiple career opportunities with tremendous people skills. The school store will prepare Ryan for transition into adult life and this experience will prepare him to become an active member of the community that he is a part of. Top 8th grade scholars at Ocean City Intermediate School: Nora Faverzani and Jackson Neill. The Ocean City Board of Education honored student achievers in a wide variety of non-athletic endeavors at its annual student recognition night on Wednesday.The board also announced the Ocean City High School Class of 2015 Top 10.Superintendent Kathleen Taylor read tributes to each student that noted not just academic success but long lists of other interests and accomplishments. What follows first below are the top male and female students in grades 7 through 11. Junior High All South Jersey Concert BandThis ensemble is the highest level ensemble available for junior high band students.Marissa Guido 9th Grade: Avi Rabia and Melody Young DECA StudentsDECA prepares high school students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Ocean City High School students competed in the DECA State Conference held from February 25th  to 27th at the Cherry Hill Crown Plaza against more that 1,000 of the top business students in New Jersey. Award-winners included:Josh Childs: Josh received the Financial Services award for an outstanding performance.Fiona Devine: Fiona received the Financial Services award for an outstanding performance.Kevin McDermott: Kevin came in fifth place in the Learn and Earn event.Maria Farnan: Maria came in fifth place in the Learn and Earn eventJon Salkeld: Jon was a Finalist in the Business Finance event.Martin Shaw: Martin came in fifth place in the Learn and Earn event Stockton’s Mathematical Mayhem The 4th Annual Math Mayhem brought more than 60 students from 10 South Jersey high schools to Stockton University to compete in individual and team exams designed to challenge the students and assess their current skill development.Senior Ben Jargowsky placed first in the individual round.Seniors Ben Fischer, Alec Helm and Ben Jargowsky placed first in the group round. Esther Weil WinnerThe Esther C. Weil Student Music Competition is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean City Pops, features 15 students from surrounding high schools. The competition is part of the student-outreach program sponsored by the Pops.Senior Miranda Shumacher took home the top vocal prize in the competition and will make a Guest Appearance with the Ocean City Pops this summer.last_img read more

Weekly Activity Report January 7 – 13

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Calls for Service: 650 & Daily Average: 93January 7, 2018: SundayCalls for service: 63Stops: 4 Accidents: 0    Property Checks: 63      Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 15 Fire and 3 EMS callsPolice responded to 3 water leaksJanuary 8, 2018: MondayCalls for service: 85Stops: 22   Accidents: 3   Property Checks: 16      Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 18 Fire and 8 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 4th St. & Central Ave., at 7:51amMotor vehicle accident, 11th St. & Wesley Ave., at 11:28amThreats, 500 Atlantic Ave., at 11:54amFraud, 3100 block Asbury Ave., at 1:11pmMotor vehicle accident, 200 block Anchorage Dr., at 5:14pmPolice responded to 17 water leaksJanuary 9, 2018: TuesdayCalls for service: 91Stops: 14   Accidents: 0    Property Checks: 22    Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 21 fire and 8 EMS callsCDS, Route 52, one in custody, at 12:20amWarrant, 300 block Asbury Ave., one in custody, at 5:11pmPolice responded to 35 water leaksJanuary 10, 2018: WednesdayCalls for service: 110Stops: 32 Accidents: 2     Property Checks: 31      Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 4 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Wesley Ave., at 9:51amMotor vehicle accident, 500 block Bay Ave., at 12:29pmWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 6:17pmPolice responded to 21 water leaksJanuary 11, 2018: ThursdayCalls for service: 122Stops: 37  Accidents: 0    Property Checks: 41    Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 13 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 3400 block Bay Ave., at 8:46amBurglary 400 block Central Ave., at 10:25pmPolice responded to 16 water leaksJanuary 12, 2018: FridayCalls for service: 80Stops: 27  Accidents: 1   Property Checks: 30    Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 12 fire and 6 EMS callsDomestic violence, 600 block Bay Ave., at 4:28pmMotor vehicle accident, 34th St., at 6:03pmPolice responded to 0 water leaksJanuary 13, 2018: SaturdayCalls for service: 99Stops: 28  Accidents: 0    Property Checks: 31    Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 16 Fire and 10 EMS callsPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all motor vehicle laws similar to that of a motor vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.State Law requires that all snow and ice be removed from your vehicle prior to driving on any roadway(39:4-77.1)last_img read more

New Ocean City Hotel Heads for Summer Opening

first_imgBy DONALD WITTKOWSKIThe shore town that touts itself as “America’s Greatest Family Resort” is getting a new hotel that reflects the family-friendly market.Known as the North Island Inn, the all-suite boutique hotel is under construction on a prime spot only a block from the Boardwalk and will make its debut in the summer of 2020.“The goal would be the Fourth of July,” the hotel’s developer, Christopher Glancey, said of the approximate timeframe for a grand opening. “But we’re always weather-dependent.”Glancey spoke Tuesday during a bitterly cold afternoon that hardly evoked leisurely summer days lying on Ocean City’s sunny beaches.However, Glancey and his development partner, Bob Morris, have their eye on the calendar as they press ahead to have the hotel ready in time for the bustling summer tourism season.The project is taking shape on the highly visible corner of 10th Street and Ocean Avenue, just a block from the beach and the Boardwalk’s amusements, eateries and retail shops. Glancey noted that hotel customers will have an easy walk to the Boardwalk attractions.Featuring a beach-themed design, the North Island Inn will position itself as a mid-market property to make the suites affordable to Ocean City’s typical family vacationers.“The main goal for the project is to create a family hotel,” Glancey said.The hotel will offer a combination of one, two or three-bedroom suites, giving families the flexibility to pick and choose the type of lodging they need, depending on the size of their group. Developer Christopher Glancey stands next to an architectural rendering of the hotel at the construction site.Although there will be 15 suites in the hotel, the number of bedrooms will raise the total amount of lodging to 45 rooms. Thirty-five rooms will feature ocean views.The suites will include a kitchenette, dining room and living room, creating a type of home-away-from-home atmosphere that should be popular with families.“If you have a three-bedroom suite, you can sleep up to 10 people,” Glancey said.Glancey is not yet ready to announce room rates. Prices will be announced later on Although the words “boutique hotel” normally conjure up a certain amount of cachet and exclusively, Glancey stressed that the rates will remain within reach of Ocean City’s family vacationers.“I don’t want to go upscale,” he said. “We don’t want to overshoot the market. It’s a family-friendly town.”North Island Inn represents the first new hotel built in Ocean City in perhaps 20 years or more and will help update the lodging market with modern accommodations catering to families taking extended summer vacations, Glancey said.“There hasn’t been anything new in a long time,” he said of the city’s hotel market. “Like most of the island, the construction has been heavily residential and not much commercial.”Plans call for three stories of hotel space built over a ground-level parking garage. Glancey said the project will run in the millions, but declined to divulge the exact cost.As depicted in this architectural rendering, North Island Inn will feature three stories of hotel space built over top of a ground-level garage.The North Island Inn hotel is the first new project in Ocean City for Glancey and Morris, two Sea Isle City developers who have been transforming that town with a new wave of retail, restaurant and residential construction.North Island Inn follows Glancey and Morris’ purchase in 2018 of Ocean City’s Impala Island Inn motel from the former longtime owners, Anthony J. Frank and his family. When they bought the Impala, they also inherited the Franks’ plans for North Island Inn, a project that had languished on the drawing board for years.To make room for construction, Glancey and Morris tore down an annex of the Impala, although the main part of the Impala remains across the street at the corner of 10th Street and Ocean Avenue. They also demolished a brown-brick building overlooking Ocean Avenue that had served as the garage for the historic Flanders Hotel decades ago.Unlike the seasonal motels in town, the Impala is open year-round. Glancey also plans to operate the North Island Inn year-round. During the off-season months, the plan is to attract overnight guests who visit Ocean City for the holidays, conventions, special events and the highly popular fall and spring block parties that draw tens of thousands of people to town.The Impala also manages the adjacent Ebb Tide Suites and Wild Dunes Inn to offer a variety of lodging for guests within the same block of Ocean Avenue.“We’ll have the option for everything from single rooms all the way up to three-bedroom suites on the same block,” Glancey said of the North Island Inn, Impala, Ebb Tide and Wild Dunes.Glancey and Morris are using their experience in the Sea Isle hospitality market to help guide them in Ocean City. In the meantime, they have their eye out for other possible investments or development projects in both Sea Isle and Ocean City.“We’re always looking to continue our growth in the hospitality industry,” Glancey said.Construction crews are busy building the hotel’s exterior.Glancey and Morris are well-known in Sea Isle for their combination commercial-residential projects that have transformed the city’s Townsends Inlet section. Their Dunes, Cove and Cape developments lining the Landis Avenue corridor in Townsends Inlet feature restaurant or retail space on the first floor and upscale condominiums on the top two stories.In 2018, Glancey and Morris paid $7.3 million to purchase the LaCosta Lounge, a Sea Isle nightclub and bar that has been a centerpiece of the beach town’s entertainment scene since the 1960s.They intend to demolish the LaCosta in late 2020 to redevelop the site into an upscale hotel, banquet, restaurant and bar complex called The Ludlam. They are lining up their regulatory approvals before starting construction on the project. North Island Inn is taking shape at the corner of 10th Street and Ocean Avenue, just a block from the Boardwalk.last_img read more

News story: ESFA apprenticeship service – UK leader of digital transformation, after winning Digital Leader 2018 award

first_imgThe awards were attended by digital leaders, influencers and innovators from across the UK, to celebrate pioneering digital achievements last year.To win the award we competed with other public sector organisations across the UK including the NHS, DWP, DVLA and Glasgow City Council, to show how the service’s innovative delivery approach during the last year, has seen measurable impacts and outcomes at scale. This secured our place on the DL100 list.The DL100 list was put to the public vote in April, to select the winners of each category. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony held last night in London.Eileen Milner said:“We are delighted to win this prestigious award, which recognises the hard work and determination of the apprenticeship service team, in putting the users (employers), for the first time, at the heart of our digital-led delivery.During the past year over 13,000 employers have taken control of their apprenticeship funds through the apprenticeship service, and it has supported half a million apprenticeship candidates and over 1.6 million applications.We continue to evolve and develop the service as we learn from users, adding new features to enhance the service experience.It’s a real privilege to have won this award, getting recognition for the work that has gone into launching and developing the service.”Follow us on Twitter @ESFAdigital and read our blog.last_img read more

Farish A. Jenkins Jr., 72

first_imgAt a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on March 6, 2018, the following tribute to the life and service of the late Farish A. Jenkins Jr. was placed upon the permanent records of the Faculty.What a wishbone is for, how fish became four-footed, why part of your middle ear once belonged to a snake’s jaw — these are some of the conundra that Farish Jenkins solved over more than forty years at Harvard as an anatomist, zoologist, and vertebrate paleontologist.Having majored in geology at Princeton, Jenkins deferred graduate study at Yale to train as an artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, serving in Japan, the Philippines, and the South China Sea; the precision with which he went about everything in civilian life, from keeping his shoes highly polished to classifying fossils, matched the image of a military man. He knew that to pursue paleontology effectively, he needed expert knowledge of anatomy. He was the first graduate student in biology at Yale permitted to take courses in anatomy and embryology at the medical school. Graduate fieldwork in Africa engendered in him a lifelong love of that continent and its fauna; during his career, he led nine tours of Tanzania in support of the charity Focus on Tanzanian Communities. After his Ph.D. and two years on the faculty at Columbia, he was recruited by Harvard in 1971. In 1974 he became Professor of Biology and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). In 1982 he was given a concurrent appointment at the Harvard Medical School as Professor of Anatomy in the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). In 1989 he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the MCZ.Jenkins became deeply interested in respiratory physiology, the posture and locomotion of birds and other animals (the wishbone of a starling, he discovered, acts as a spring), and the evolution of the earliest mammals. His groundbreaking work on gait with A. W. “Fuzz” Crompton at Harvard in the 1970s harnessed the latest technology—electromyography to record muscle activity and cineradiography to reconstruct motion from successive x-ray images. He discovered fossils of the world’s earliest known frog and caecilian, an order of tropical limbless amphibians. He helped to explain the origin of mammals by chronicling the evolutionary transition of the middle ear ossicles of mammals from the jaw joint of synapsid reptiles, an evolutionary step that required mammals to evolve a new jaw joint. He was an indefatigable, patient, and systematic field researcher, conducting many field seasons in the Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona, the Triassic rocks of Greenland (where he discovered haramiyids, some of the world’s earliest mammals), and the Devonian sediments of Arctic Canada, specifically Ellesmere Island, 887 miles from the North Pole, where freezing temperatures limited fieldwork to July.Here, with his former student Neil Shubin (University of Chicago) and the vertebrate paleontologist Edward B. Daeschler (Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University), Jenkins discovered a missing link in the evolution from fish to tetrapod, a fossil species that he named Tiktaalik roseae in honor of the local Inuit and the anonymous donor, known as “Rose,” who made the expedition possible. After four barren seasons in conditions in which he found it prudent not to venture out of camp without a Winchester rifle as protection against polar bears and a flask of vodka to reinforce resolve, the tenacity with which Jenkins persevered and the unfailing good humor with which he encouraged his colleagues were rewarded by T. roseae, a find so significant that when it was revealed in 2006 it made the cover of Nature and newspaper headlines the world over, including the front page of the New York Times. Reminiscent of a crocodile, T. roseae represented a genus of tetrapod fish with scales, fins, and gills, but also lungs; it had a neck, so that it could swivel its head looking for prey, and its fins had elbow joints and rudimentary wrists, enabling it to lift itself out of shallow water. Jenkins saw fish metamorphosing into quadrupeds, trapped in stone.In the Arctic, Jenkins wore his signature Czechoslovak rabbit-fur hat with earflaps; elsewhere, he was never without an elegant Stetson. He lectured in a three-piece suit, his tie secured over his crisp white shirt with a gold pin. He was a fabled lecturer, enthralling generations of students with his “Captain Ahab” imitation, in which he read aloud from “Moby Dick” while stomping up and down the lecture hall with a peg leg strapped to his thigh to illustrate the role of the arch tendon in absorbing shock. Sometimes he drew bones and muscles on his trousers; at other times, he put on a body stocking mapping the segmental nerves. He would inspect the shoes of students in the front row to determine the characteristics of their gait.Jenkins’s dedication to pedagogy was legendary: in thirty years of teaching anatomy in the HST program, he used to drive to the Harvard Medical School at 4 a.m. to prepare meticulously detailed three-dimensional anatomical diagrams on the board with colored chalks — including black for shading — that he sharpened with a pencil sharpener to create especially fine effects. He graded his students’ papers and exams himself. His laboratory overlooking Oxford Street was filled with neatly arranged fossils and often redolent with heirloom apples from his farm in New Hampshire, harvested as gifts for his students. He supported his pupils — and indeed everybody — with unfailing interest and energy, and an unshakeable belief in our ability to achieve our goals. The profession is studded with his graduate students.Jenkins was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977, and in 2009 the Romer-Simpson Medal of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology for “sustained and outstanding scholarly excellence and service to the discipline of vertebrate paleontology.” His raft of teaching prizes was crowned by a Harvard College Professorship in 2011. In 2017 a newly discovered amphibian from the Upper Triassic of Colorado was named Chinlestegophis jenkinsi after him. He is survived by Eleanor, his wife of 49 years; his daughter, Katherine Temperance (“Tess”) Leeds; his son, Henry Edgar Jenkins III; and four granddaughters. Farish Jenkins embodied warmth, flair, brilliance, and integrity. He was a scholar and a gentleman.Respectfully submitted,Lee GehrkeJames HankenGeorge V. LauderJames J. McCarthyKathleen M. Coleman, Chairlast_img read more

ENO presents BRO’s 2016 Top Adventure College Contest Final Four

first_imgMarch Madness ain’t just about basketball. Beginning March 14, Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Top Adventure College Tournament asks readers to pick the winners. Colleges and universities meet in head-to-head matchups in a 32-school bracket. In each contest, the school receiving the most votes advances to the next round. Larger schools with over 5,000 students go head-to-head on one side of the bracket, while smaller schools with fewer than 5,000 students square off on the other side. The two division winners face off in a David-meets-Goliath championship to determine the regions’ best outdoor school.DATES
Round of 32: March 14 – 28Round of 16: March 28 – April 4Elite 8: April 4 – 11Final Four: April 11 – 18Championship: April 18 – 25RULESYou can vote once per day. Rounds close Mondays at 9 a.m. Each school will start at zero votes at the beginning of each round.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events October 30 – November 5

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ephemeral: Unraveling HistoryCan art define the transitory? That is the question posed by this Ephemeral exhibition, an annual event exploring the instability inherent in the existence of the fleeting and the temporary. For this year’s show, part of the month-long Arts Alive LI celebration, participating artists examine how historical narratives change when told from the vantage point of other, often overlooked, perspectives. Included in the show are Kara Walker, William Kentridge, Duke Riley, Lynne Allen, Ken Gonzales-Day, Skylar Fein, Sarah Peters, Patricia Olynyk, Maureen Cummins and Monica Chulewicz. Some of these artists wholly rethink history or engage in a dialogue with historical figures. Others consider the unreliable nature of memory and its impact on our perception of reality. In this way, the fluid, the unfixed and the ephemeral character of history comes under scrutiny. Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, 1 South Ave., Garden City. Free. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 5.Harvey by Mary ChaseThis classic comedy—immortalized on film with Jimmy Stewart in the lead role—recounts the comic confusion created in the community by the unique comradeship forged between Elwood P. Dowd and a 6-foot-6 rabbit that is invisible to everyone but him. The American playwright Mary Chase won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1945. Presented by the Hampton Theatre Company, this performance is directed by Diana Marbury with Matthew Conlon as Harvey’s one and only enabler. Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Ave., Quogue, $15 adults, $10 students under 21. 7 p.m. Oct. 30-31, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2.Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Nightmare on Main Street Nearly 40 works of talented Long Island student artists in grades K-12 will be on exhibit through Nov. 10 following this opening reception. Now painting and teaching in Islip, Kevin McEvoy, who’s studied art in Santiago, Chile and Florence, Italy, is the juror. He’ll pick two Best in Show winners, one in the senior division (grades 9-12) and one in the junior division (grades K-8), and award each winner a $50 prize at the exhibit’s debut. Art-party-goers are encouraged to show up in costume at the reception. The exhibit, part of the ongoing mega-arts celebration that is Arts Alive LI, is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 30.Funkin’ A Album Release PartyCop the latest album full of catchy tunes from his groovy, eight-piece soulful act. Warming up the dance floor is Patchogue’s own Soundswell and the like-minded jammers of Jellyband. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. $5. 7 p.m. Oct. 30.Check out many more Halloween Haunted Houses frightening Long Islanders from Elmont to Montauk HERE!Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse“Haunted house” and “professional theatre” come under the same roof thanks to this talented company assembled for this special Halloween performance. “Ever get stuck in a nightmare?” asks Michael Baker, the haunt director of Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse. “Don’t die in that nightmare or you might end up here.”  These folks have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears—emphasis on fake blood—into their top-notch fright night festival. Come see for yourself—if you dare. The Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport. $25-$35. 7 p.m. Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1.Jim GaffiganThis hysterical funnyman has four cable television specials including Mr. Universe, Beyond the Pale and King Baby to his name. The fourth, Obsessed debuted this past spring on Comedy Central. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, Dad Is Fat and has just published Food: A Love Story. He has appeared in a number of comedies and dramas including Portlandia, Flight of the Conchords, Law and Order and Bored to Death. Ticket price includes a signed copy of Food: A Love Story, which is also the name of his tour. Don’t miss this gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $75. 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Sandro RussoFor those opting out of Halloween, there’s this Italian concert pianist, whose repertoire comprises well-known masterpieces of all periods as well as more obscure and challenging works. Definitely more of a treat than a trick, and definitely worth checking out. Parish Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill. $10 members, $20 public. 6 p.m. Oct. 31.ElementsA reception for the fine art images by top local photographers who captured breathtaking snapshots of earth, fire, water and air. Who would have known photographs could move the human spirit so much? Experience it for yourself. Amazing. Long Island Photography, 467 Main St., Islip. Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 31.MastodonThis Georgia-based sludge metal quartet is a fitting way to rock out on Halloween. Warming up the crowd are Gojira and Kvelertak. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $29.50-$60. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.Todd RundgrenThis multi-talented songwriter and producer is touring to promote the release of his new LP, Something/Anything? But, don’t worry, he’ll still play his classic hits, including “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light” and “Bang the Drum All Day.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. Oct. 31.  Lost in YonkersNeil Simon’s poignant comedy about two brothers stuck in a nutty household in an unfamiliar neighborhood as America girds for World War II gets the Bare Bones Theater treatment at Northport’s community playhouse. The play won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award in 1991. Tears and laughter abound. This production is directed by Jeff Bennett. Bare Bones Theater Co., 57 Main St., Northport. $25 adults, $15 students, kids under 15 free. 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1.Edgar Allen Poe FestivalIf the bard from Baltimore ever haunted Riverhead in the days of yesteryear is a mystery but the place will go stark “Raven” mad about him come Halloween. In fact, the Edgar Allan Poe Festival, hosted by the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Riverhead Business Improvement District, promises to be Long Island’s largest “spooktacular” event. For three days, beginning Oct. 31 and ending Nov. 2, the streets and shops along Main Street will be taken over by street performers portraying Edgar Allan Poe plus embodying many of his infamous literary characters who promise to step off the pages of his frightful fiction to take shape right before your eyes: there’s Lenore, “the rare and radiant maiden” in The Raven; Roderick Usher (whose house takes a fall); Prince Propsero (the ill-fated host of The Masque of the Red Death); “the noble Fortunato,” whose unbridled taste for wine led to his demise at the hands of the vengeful Montresor in The Cask of Amontillado; the wind-struck maiden who lived and died by the sea, Annabelle Lee; and the eccentric sleuth, C. Auguste Dupin, who solved The Murders in the Rue Morgue. You want to rub shoulders with “things that go bump in the night”? Then come to Riverhead Halloween weekend as part of the Arts Alive LI festivities and have a boo-tiful time. Perhaps the streets will ring with “so strange a noise” that would put a grim smile on Poe himself. Riverhead, Main Street. Free. 3-7 p.m. Oct. 31, 12-6 p.m. Nov. 1, 2.Reflections from the Small WoodsLife bends the human heart, stretching both emotion and time into one, un-ending song. How deeply art can transcend it all. How beautifully it can mend the soul. An opening reception for an exhibit of colorful paintings by Cindy Shechter, these kaleidoscopic vision must be experienced firsthand to be believed, and then treasured. Wow. B.J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6 p.m. Nov. 1.Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Mark LundholmComedy possesses the ability to raise the human spirit and usher in light to an otherwise dark place. Lundholm will be utilizing his exceptional, hilarious gift, to do just this, and so much more. This comic hosts a show benefiting the effort to help maintain Dr. Bob’s House, the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous. Come and celebrate in the joys that comedy can unleash. Come rejoice in Lundholm’s transformative talents. You’ll be laughing for weeks. Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton. $25. 7 p.m. Nov. 1.Monsters of Freestyle Halloween BallDance away Halloween with all the best Freestyle, including Lisa Lisa of Cult Jam fame who sings “Can You Feel The Beat;” Shannon, who’s biggest hit was “Let the Music Play;” Rob Base, who’s best known for “It Takes Two” and many more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Get the Led OutBilled as the American Led Zeppelin, Philadelphia cover band Get the Led Out rocks out like Plant, Page, Bonham and Jones. Fresh from California on a cross-country tour, GTLO promises studio overdub tracks from “The Mighty Zep” that fans would never hear in concert. Blasting out Zep’s “Dazed and Confused,” “Starway to Heaven” and “Ramble On,” this gig is sure earn this awesome cover band a whole lotta Long Island love. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $25-$40. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Suzanne VegaEclectic folk goddess Suzanne Vega hits Long Island to sing her ‘90s hits “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner.” Her captivating storytelling to he strums of her acoustic guitar has earned her a loyal following. Fun fact: “Tom’s Diner,” recently sampled by Fall Out Boy on their new single “Centuries,” was set at Tom’s Restaurant at 112th Street and Broadway in New York City – the same diner the Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer frequented on Seinfeld. Have you visited there yet? They’ve got killer grilled cheese sandwiches, chickn Parm heros, and milkshakes to die for. Trust us! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. $30-$50. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Amber FerrariDuring the first half of her show, this powerhouse and will perform the music of some of her favorite artists, such as Jefferson Airplane, Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox and others, along with her own original music. During the second half of her show, when she steps out on stage dressed as Janis Joplin, audience members will feel as if they have stepped back in time. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $20-$48. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Meghann Wright“A rocker with the spirit of Joplin and the heart of a poet,” raves Crave Online, this Brooklyn-based indie guitarist/songstress will sing her way into your heart with songs from her self-titled EP in one of her last local shows before she hits the road on her Good Times With Bad People Tour. With folk-rock band The Green Gallows. Brickhouse Brewery, 67 West Main St., Patchogue. Free. 10 p.m. Nov. 1.Vengence FestMore New York hardcore bands than could play in a one day, plus a special guest to be announced. Bands include Indecision, Tripface, Turnstile, Foundation and many more. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $27, $30 DOS. 2 p.m. Nov. 1, 2. Check out all the crazy, fun and scary Halloween Parties wowing costumed ghouls all across Long Island!Chocolate FestivalFrom cookies to cakes, fudge and candies, this uber-chocofest features scores of vendors offering free samples of their delicious confections, which are also for sale. How sweet it is! Long Island Sports Complex, 246 N Main St., Sayville. $10. 11 a.m. Nov. 2.Claus Boesser-FerrariThe world-renown German jazz guitar virtuoso will come to LI for his only live performance in the nation this year to take the audience on a musical journey. Joining him will be the legendary guitarist and composer Woody Mann. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $15 members, $20 public. 2 p.m. Nov. 2.Jazz FundraiserWhat better cause in life is there than music? There is none! Three jazz bands take the stage to help raise funds for the Islip Arts Council. They include New York Jazz Mission, Mind Open and the John Restrepo Jazz Trio. Price of admission includes one drink. Come on out, groove to the tunes, sing some songs, laugh, and celebrate the sheer joy that is really damn good jazz! Treme, 553 Main St., Islip. 2 p.m. Nov. 2.Shinnecock ShamrockA music and cultural festival with Irish & Native bands, raffles, dancing, beer, wines, chowders and more. 14 North Howells Point Rd., Bellport. $40, kids 12 and under free.  2 p.m. Nov. 1.Jay Black’s 76th Birthday Celebration ConcertThis multi-talented, gifted singer otherwise known as “The Voice” has been wowing audiences around the globe for decades, first rising to fame in the ’60s as the front man for Jay & The Americans. His stand-up routine is also a whopper, and here’s a tiny lil factoid about the man: He speaks Yiddish fluently! Expect some amazing serenading and possibly even a few knee-slapping jokes as JB celebrates his birthday at this very special gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$84.25. 3 p.m. Nov. 2. The Tommy Dorsey OrchestraA big band tribute to Old Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $25. 3 p.m. Nov. 2.Gold Coast International Film FestivalForm the opening gala featuring Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin of Great Gatsby fame to a special kids film day event, this fourth-annual film fest is rolling out the red carpet for the north shore of Nassau. Hosting the screenings will be cinemas in Port Washington and at Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck, Port Washington, Manhasset and Roslyn as well as the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. Q&As scheduled throughout the festival include those with Jim Serpico, producer of the firefighting documentary Burn, Tony-winning actor Phylicia Rashad, sports writer Harvey Araton for The New York Times and others. Times, venues, prices vary. Nov. 3-9. Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Disney Frozen on IceThe award-winning movie that was made to be performed on ice—and also happens to be the top-grossing animated movie of all time—begins its week-long run of live performances on Long Island. Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman and all the beloved characters of this smash hit will sing all your favorites songalongs, including “Let it Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $35-$529.75. Showtimes vary. Nov. 4-9.Stations of the ElevatedA gritty 45-minute documentary released in 1981 that captured graffiti in New York City during the tumultuous period of the 1970s. Shown with CLAW, an experimental documentary depicting urban changes in the city during th ’60s. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5.O-TownCheck out the boy band creation from the debut of MTV-produced 2000 hit “Making the Band.” O-Town is making the rounds again singing their hits “All or Nothing” and “Liquid Dreams,” and their new single “Skydive” off their new album Lines and Circles. Get ready to swoon as these boys (now men) serenade the audience and dance their signature moves – they’ve still got it. With special guest Todd Carey. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $27.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Nov 5.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jamie Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tiranalast_img read more

​Former ATP chief Christian Hyldahl takes top BlackRock Nordic role

first_imgIn his job at BlackRock, which has around 40 staff in its Stockholm and Copenhagen offices, Hyldahl will partly be replacing Lena Lundholm-Micko, who stepped into a dual role of country head and head of BlackRock’s Nordic institutional business in July 2017.She will continue in her role as head of the Nordic institutional business, the firm said, adding that she would now focus on BlackRock’s largest clients in these markets.Rachel Lord, head of BlackRock’s EMEA business, said the company was delighted to welcome Hyldahl.“He is highly respected by clients and other stakeholders in the Nordic region and across Europe,” she said. “He brings deep industry knowledge and expertise, and a particular interest in sustainable investing, which is a key priority for our clients.”“We have an established client base and an attractive set of organic growth opportunities in the region over the next five years, and Christian’s appointment is an exciting moment for BlackRock’s clients and business,” Lord said.Before joining ATP in January 2017, Hyldahl held several senior management positions at Nordea, and was both CIO and chief executive of Nordea Asset Management.His career began in 1990 as a bond analyst at Unibank, a Danish bank that merged into Nordea in 2000. Christian Hyldahl, the former chief executive of ATP who left the Danish pensions giant late last year, has been announced as country head of the Nordic region at BlackRock.Hyldahl will join the €5.3trn asset manager on 21 October, more than 10 months after he resigned from ATP as the DKK881bn (€118bn) statutory pension fund came under pressure in a complex case amid a public furore over dividend tax speculation.Hyldahl said of his new appointment: “I have carefully considered my next step over the last 10 months and I am excited to join a firm with the global impact and outright industry leadership of BlackRock.“I look forward to joining the BlackRock team and engaging with the firm’s clients across the Nordic region.”last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion with breathtaking views sells for more than $4m

first_imgThe Tallai property was snapped up for more than $4 million. Views don’t get much better than this.A HINTERLAND home with some of the best views on the Gold Coast has changed hands in a multimillion-dollar deal.The lavish Tallai property, which has sweeping views of the coastline from Stradbroke Island to Tweed Heads, was snapped up for $4.2 million.Ray White Broadbeach duo Sam Guo and Julia Kuo marketed the property.Mr Guo said the local buyer had been eyeing off the house for a while. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The sprawling property is on a 3ha block. Even the kitchen has views! The buyer couldn’t go past those amazing views.“The buyer loved the property a long time ago, it’s her dream home,” he said.“She was determined to get that one.”He said she planned to live in the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It’s a beautiful home and it was the perfect buyer for the sale,” he said.“We also had a couple of other interested parties.”The property was built by owners Frank and Jenny Mesiano almost 20 years ago with their children in mind.MORE NEWS: Ultimate Gold Coast dream home hits the market MORE NEWS: What makes this house so popular? “It’s a place you don’t have to leave as the property has everything, but you’re only 20 minutes to the beach and 10 minutes to the bottom of the hill where there’s great schools and Robina Town Centre,” said Mr Mesiano, director of Global Meats.The property hit the market in October under an expressions of interest campaign before a $4.595 million price tag was attached to it. It’s like a day spa in this bathroom.The jaw-dropping vistas attracted the couple to the 3ha block of land on The Panorama.“That’s why we ended up there, because of the views, and it’s very secluded, peaceful and safe,” Mr Mesiano said in November.Among its standout features are a tennis court, gym, sauna, indoor and outdoor pool, two spas, a terrace with built-in barbecue, games room, wet bar and wine cellar.last_img read more