first_img72, died on December 14, 2017. Born in Union City, he attended Thomas A. Edison Grammar School and Emerson High School in Union City. He was a 1974 graduate of St. Peter’s University, Jersey City with a B.S. in Urban Studies; a 1980 graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, NY with an M.A. in Religious Education; a 1983 graduate of Immaculate Conception Seminary, Mahwah NJ with a Masters in Divinity in Pastoral Counseling. Fr. Tom was ordained by Archbishop Peter L. Gerety on Nov. 17, 1984. Between 1985 and 1989, he served as Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Scotch Plains and Holy Rosary Church, Jersey City and Dean of Downtown Jersey City Parishes; from 1993-2017, he served the Parish Communities of St. Mary and St Bernard, Plainfield, the Catholic Community Services, Mt. Carmel Guild Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Montclair, as Chaplain of NJ Northern State Prison; St. Michael/St. Joseph and Our Lady of the Assumption Parishes, both in Bayonne. He was in residence at St. John Vianney in Rutherford before he was made Administrator of Our Lady of Sorrows/Christ the King Parishes, Jersey City from July 1 – Nov. 1, 2017 before his retirement. Fr. Tom was a proud vocation from Our Lady of Sorrows Parish. Son of the late Marcella “Leslie” Leap D’Arpino and Samuel D’Arpino. Brother of the late Earl and Kenneth Roberts and Marcy D’Arpino Gray. Uncle of Amy Gray. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry, 93 Clerk St., Jersey City, NJ 07305. GREENVILLE MEMORIAL HOME, 374 Danforth Ave., Jersey City.last_img read more

Does This Instagram Post Point To Phish, Dave Matthews Band Scheduled For The Gorge?

first_imgWith Phish wrapping up an historic 2017, featuring seventeen shows at Madison Square Garden, a Mexican destination event, 3-night runs in Chicago and Colorado, and one-offs in Dayton and Pittsburgh, all eyes are looking ahead for what 2018 will bring. With plenty of speculation surrounding summer tour, one famous venue might have just spilled the beans ahead of what we hope will be an official announcement from the band sometime soon. The beloved Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington made a post on Instagram today with the caption, “Summer ’18 coming in hot!’ along with a list of hashtags, including #phish and #davematthewsband.In 2017, Dave Matthews Band took a year off to focus on other side projects, with the exception of hosting a benefit concert following the tragic events in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville over the summer. DMB has one show on the schedule for 2018, at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota for a concert dubbed The Night Before on February 3rd (the night before the Super Bowl). With 2018 open for scheduling, perhaps the band is planning their fateful return to the scenic amphitheater this summer–which they have done on a consistent basis over the course of the last several years before their hiatus. Phish has played The Gorge 16 times dating back to 1997, and as recently as their 2016 Summer Tour.While the return of Phish and Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge would be two of the most anticipated events of the summer, this is all just pure speculation. The Instagram post may or may not carry meaning, so we can only hope it’s pointing to what the 2018 summer schedule looks like at the Gorge Amphitheatre.While the account is technically unverified, @the_gorge_amphitheatre is the only handle connected to the venue that makes promotional posts. Additionally, the venue’s website links to a Facebook page connected to the Instagram account. Only time will tell if this actually becomes a reality. Until then, we’re stilllll waiting for an official announceSee it for yourself in the post below. What do you think? Will Phish and/or Dave Matthews Band head back to The Gorge in 2018? When you discuss venues that are bucket list places to travel to and see a show, the Gorge Amphitheatre is arguably at the top of the list. The venue has hosted such high profile acts as Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, and Dead & Company in addition Phish and Dave Matthews Band, as well as festivals like H.O.R.D.E., Rock The Bells, Sasquatch!, and so much more. With its breathtakingly majestic views overlooking the Columbia River, along with panoramic sight lines of the gorge cliffs and valleys, just the thought of seeing one of your favorite bands put on an epic performance is enough to give you the chills. Hope to see you there this summer!last_img read more

University to let USG pres attend tuition meeting

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government will now have a say in tuition decisions following Provost Elizabeth Garrett and Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Jackson’s decision to allow the USG president to attend a May meeting regarding tuition.The 2012-13 USG President Mikey Geragos said the USG president will be invited to the Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs Committee. The USG president will sit in on a presentation made to the committee, which reviews all tuition changes. The president will be allowed to pose questions to the committee and can then relay this information back to his staff. At the commencement of the following school year, the USG president will meet with Garrett and additional members of the USG president’s cabinet to have an in-depth discussion regarding any issues that undergraduates might have with the tuition or any tuition changes.USG passed a resolution in December requesting that a student representative be able to attend all university administration and Board of Trustee meetings.USG cited the rising tuition cost as reason for requesting a student representative at the meetings. The tuition rate for university undergraduates rose 70 percent from 2001 to 2011, adding about $1,700 to tuition each year.“We are very excited that we made progress on this crucial issue,” Geragos said. “Students don’t understand enough about where their tuition dollars are going or how they are being used. As [a] part how they are being used. As [a] part of this university, I think it is the right of the students to be able to understand the financial situation USC is in.”The new process will allow the president to discuss the tuition with the administration. The president will then make a presentation to the rest of USG to explain what tuition decisions were made by the student government representatives and the administration.USG senators said the voice of undergraduates will be better represented and more influential in administrative decisions because of the inclusion of student representation in decisions regarding tuition.Logan Heley, a Greek senator who worked on the project, said the new student-involvement system will encourage students to participate in an issue that affects most students.“I’m hoping that these new opportunities for student involvement will show students that they can contribute constructively on tuition decisions,” Heley said. “I hope that they can be more involved in the process moving forward.”When the Senate passes a resolution, that decision does not necessarily go into effect. Rather, the decision stands as a recommendation from undergraduate students. Resolutions are relayed to relevant administrators.The 2012-13 Greek Senator Matthew Arkfeld, who sponsored the tuition resolution last fall, expressed enthusiasm that this recommendation, in particular, will actually create a difference in the lives of undergraduates.“USG often faces challenges on getting administrators to actually take action,” Arkfeld said. “However, the administration’s moving forward with this resolution is a great accomplishment, and it is really exciting to see all of my hard work on a resolution I spearheaded finally paying off.”Geragos is also satisfied that this resolution, which was passed during his term, because it will now directly benefit students and help bridge communication between the undergraduate population and the university administration.“This is a great step in connecting USC students with the administration on such an important issue,” Geragos said.Many students were supportive of this next step in gaining student representation on the tuition advisory board.“We are paying tuition and are often wondering where it goes,” said Jennie Zhang, a junior majoring in English. “It’d be helpful to have an actual student there.”Other students said the administration’s decision highlights a timely issue and having student opinion on the tuition board will be beneficial.“It seems like a no-brainer to me,” said John Tarver, a junior majoring in theatre. “I’m sure it would help tremendously to have a voice for the student body when it comes to tuition matters.”last_img read more

Pistorius seeks to appeal against murder conviction

first_imgThe South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is to seek an appeal against his conviction for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.Pistorius killed Ms Steenkamp in February 2013 after firing four times through a locked toilet door.A manslaughter verdict was overturned last month and a murder verdict introduced in its place.The athlete’s defence has lodged papers at the Constitutional Court, urging a review of his murder conviction.He is currently under house arrest after spending one year of his original five-year sentence in jail.South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in December that the lower court had not applied correctly the rule of dolus eventualis – whether Pistorius knew that a death would be a likely result of his actions. Last month, Justice Eric Leach said that having armed himself with a high-calibre weapon, Pistorius must have foreseen that whoever was behind the door might die, especially given his firearms training.Pistorius has always maintained he believed he was shooting at an intruder.His lawyers say the appeals court made fundamental errors, claiming in appeal papers that the court “acted unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it rejected the factual finding of the Trial Court and replaced it with a contrary factual finding of its own”.Pistorius’s lawyer, Andrew Fawcett, says the appeal is now in the hands of the director of public prosecutions, who must decide whether there are grounds for appeal. If so, the case will go before the Constitutional Court.The South African made history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics, in London in 2012. He competed in the 400m, wearing carbon-fibre blades to run against able-bodied athletes.last_img read more

Reactions aside, NASCAR’s new rules package brings sport a step closer to its roots

first_imgThis is relevant because, as Logano put it, “No one’s buying cars with 800 horsepower, for the most part.”The Las Vegas race, the first for the NASCAR Cup Series under its full new rules package for 2019, received mixed reactions (naturally) from fans, media and race teams. But Logano reiterated an important point as it relates to the package that decreases horsepower from a target of 750 to a target of 550 in Cup cars at certain tracks.”It makes sense to be more relevant to the cars that are on the street,” Logano told Sporting News on Tuesday. “We want to stay true to our roots, of what NASCAR is built on, going to the local dealership and buying a car and going racing.”We’ll never get back to that — and good thing, because our cars are a lot safer — but it brings us one step closer to being more relevant to what you see on the road.”MORE: How Disney-Pixar honored NASCAR’s roots in ‘Cars 3’Of course, that fact is independent of the early criticisms surrounding the new package. On one hand, the winner of the first race of the season that featured cars running both a smaller tapered spacer and aero ducts should approve of the modifications. But Logano is in his 12th season as a Cup Series driver. And while he admits this is the “most significant rules change” NASCAR has forced “in a very long time,” he does not consider negative reactions warranted.Among the goals NASCAR had with its new aero package, which in addition to decreasing horsepower also aims to increase downforce and drag, was diminishing the chances of lead cars driving away from the field, particularly at mile-and-a-half tracks, and allowing more chances for passing. The Vegas race was a smashing success in that regard.According to, there were 3,341 green-flag passes Sunday, easily the most in a Vegas Spring race over the last five years. There were 47 green-flag passes for the lead; last year’s Spring race in Vegas featured just nine.”When you look at that, you have to say it’s better,” Logano said. “The leader didn’t have an advantage, and sometimes, early in the run, the leader was even at a disadvantage. It was really, really challenging to hold off the cars behind you.”(This is where we mention how few seemed to care about the number of lead changes in a race back in 1990, for example, when Dale Earnhardt led the last 262 laps of a race in Phoenix on his way to his fourth of seven championships. Alas …)Logano also challenged an assumption associated with NASCAR’s new rules package. Given increased downforce, are the cars easier to drive? Some have suggested that’s why there have been no crashes in the last two Cup races. The verdict (granted, after just a couple races) …Yes and no.”If you’re by yourself and there’s no cars around you, yes, the cars are pretty easy to drive in comparison to last year,” Logano explained. “But when you’re in traffic, the dirty air is unpredictable. The car just takes off in different directions. So your reaction times have to be quicker.”The other piece that’s even tougher is you kind of gotta have a superspeedway mentality. You’re constantly looking in the mirror; you’re constantly looking where other cars are, what your surroundings are. Mentally, you have to be engaged maybe more than last year when you’re racing through traffic. I wouldn’t say it’s easier or harder. It’s just different. Especially right now because we’re all trying to figure everything out.”MORE: Schedule for rules/aero package at every 2019 NASCAR Cup raceAnd that’s a key point. This is all new. Hence the reason NASCAR executive vice president Steve O’Donnell, like Logano, chalked up the Vegas race upon its conclusion as a step in the right direction. O’Donnell reminded everybody that NASCAR will evaluate the package after the season, not after a couple races. But for now, if there’s one thing NASCAR officials, race teams and fans can agree upon as it relates to this package, it might be Logano’s point about relatability.That Shelby GT 350 on the Ford showroom floor still might not look exactly like the No. 22 Penske Racing Mustang that Logano drove to victory lane Sunday. But now, at least it produces comparable power.Joey Logano spoke to Sporting News on behalf of Panini America, the world’s largest licensed sports and entertainment collectibles company. Logano will serve as the Driver Ambassador in Panini’s NASCAR VIP Experience at the 2020 Daytona 500. By purchasing select Panini 2019 officially licensed NASCAR trading cards, fans will receive access codes that they can use to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for four to Daytona and meet Logano. On its website, Ford advertises its 2019 Mustang GT Fastback as capable of producing 460 horsepower from the car’s 5.0-liter V8 engine. Better yet, according to Car and Driver, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and its 5.2-liter V8 engine is capable of producing 526 horsepower.When Joey Logano won Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the V8 engine in his 2019 Ford Mustang was pumping out roughly 550 horsepower.last_img read more

Thursday March 14th Local Sports

first_img=== other Big 12 Tournament games today1:30 — #1 seed Kansas State vs. #8 seed TCU6:00 — #2 seed Texas Tech vs. #10 seed West Virginia8:00 — #3 seed Kansas vs. #6 seed Texas BOONE — The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control has named Tom Keating as their next executive director starting on July 1st. Keating is currently the president at Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Keating began his career as a teacher and coach at Maxwell High School in 1977 before starting an award-winning run as a teacher, coach, and activities director at Wahlert, Dubuque in 1980. Wahlert won 11 state volleyball championships with Keating as head coach, and he was named NFHS National Coach of the Year for volleyball in 2003. He moved to Xavier as principal in 2004 and was named the National Catholic Educational Association’s Educator of the Year in 2010. Keating became president at Xavier in 2018. A longtime advisory committee member for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, Keating served on the IHSAA’s Board of Control from 2008-18 and was chairperson in 2014-15. Keating was a 2003 inductee to the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. He has been an adjunct instructor and authored five graduate-level courses for Drake University. Keating will replace Alan Beste, who previously announced he’d be retiring after serving as the executive director since 2015. Entering the tourney on a three game losing slide, Prohm looks for his team to rebound. === other Big Ten Tournament games today11:30 — #8 seed Ohio State vs. #9 seed Indiana2:00 — #5 seed Maryland vs. #13 seed Nebraska6:00 — #7 seed Minnesota vs. #10 seed Penn State MASON CITY – For the third time this season, NIACC freshman Mandy Willems has been selected as the NJCAA Division II national player of the week for the week of March 4-10.Willems, 5-9 guard from Ackley, helped guide the Lady Trojans to the Region XI title and a berth in next week’s national tournament. Willems was selected as the regional tournament MVP. She averaged 22.3 points per game in the three tournament wins.Willems scored 20 points in the tournament opener against Little Priest Tribal College. She scored 31 points, including eight 3-point goals, in the semifinal win over Iowa Central and scored 16 points in the championship against Kirkwood.Willems drained 15 3-point goals in the regional tournament and collected 11 rebounds.Willems also earned national player of the week honors during the weeks of Oct. 29-Nov. 3 and Feb. 25-March 3. She also was selected as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference player of the week five times in the 2018-19 season. Tipoff is scheduled for 11:30 this morning Iowa faces 11th-seed Illinois, who beat 14th-seed Northwestern 74-69 in overtime last night. You can hear the Iowa-Illinois game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 7:30 with the tipoff scheduled for around 8:30. CHICAGO — Iowa opens play as the six seed in the Big Ten tournament later this evening.  Coming in on a four game losing streak, head coach Fran McCaffery knows is not ideal, but happens over the course of a season. McCaffery expects his team to respond in Chicago. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men — Big Ten Tournament second round vs. Illinois — pre-game 7:30, tipoff 8:30 KANSAS CITY — Iowa State opens play later today at the Big 12 Conference basketball tournament in Kansas City against Baylor.  Head coach Steve Prohm expects a big turnout from Cyclone Nation.last_img read more

Micho confirms Tunisia, Dubai camps ahead of Gabon 2017

first_imgCoach Micho and his assistant Moses Basena during the press conference at Mengo on Wednesday. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAUganda Cranes are set to camp in Tunisia and Dubai, according to AFCON 2017 plans by head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic. He has however appealed for funding to realise his plans.Micho and assistant coach Moses Basena released a detailed programme for the national football team on Wednesday ahead of the AFCON 2017 finals in Gabon. Uganda are grouped with Egypt, Mali and Ghana as they return to the finals for the first time since 1978.“I am fully committed to my job as the Uganda Cranes head coach. The programme to prepare the team for the AFCON finals in Gabon is comprehensive and we humbly appeal to the Government to come in with the timely financial support as promised by the President of Uganda,” Micho said.He has called 25 players to start training today at Nelson Mandela National Stadium.Meanwhile, President Museveni has, as promised, paid the bonuses due of all the Cranes players and officials that helped Uganda qualify for the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon.FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein confirmed the development to the media during the weekly press conference on Wednesday at FUFA House in Mengo.“We are in touch with State House over the transfer of the players and officials bonuses on to their accounts. Some players and officials have already received their bonuses,” said Hussein.Full Training Programme:23rd – 25th November – Non-residential training for 25 players26th November – Break for KCCA Vs Tusker International club friendly match17th – 30th November – Training sessions30th November – Provisional list of Uganda Cranes players for AFCON 201715th – 16th December – Non Residential training sessions17th – 18th December – Total rest for the players 19th – 24th December – Residential training session25th December – Christmas day (Rest)26th December – Training resumes till 30th December 2016 in Kampala29th December – Option for international friendly match30th December – Team departure for Tunisia training camp1st January 2017 – International friendly match against Libya4th January 2017 – Uganda Cranes will play Tunisia5th January 2017 – Traveling to Dubai camp (Al Wasl)5th – 13th January 2017 – Dubai training camp with options of two international friendly matches between 8th and 11th November 201613th January 2017 – End of camp14th January 2017 – Polishing aspect and traveling to Gabon****[email protected] on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Sammie!  He is an Afghan Hound/German Shepherd mix, neutered, and weighs 60 pounds.  Sammie is looking for a home that will give him lots of love and attention, as he prefers to be with people.  Sammie promises to be a great companion!  He enjoys car rides, tug of war with his stuffed toys, (he is very fond of his Angry Bird stuffy) leisurely walks, and hanging out with AAP volunteers!  His favorite food is watermelon, and he would love to share one with you on these hot summer days!  Sammie also enjoys being brushed to keep his beautiful coat looking great, and of course a luxurious bath!Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more