Holy Cross Expanding and Renovating Historic Church

first_imgBy John BurtonRUMSON – Half of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church is gone – demolished to make way for the new.It took a little getting used to for church officials who had difficulty seeing the church – with its long history – intentionally being torn down.Rev. Michael Manning, pastor of Holy Cross R.C. Church in Rumson, stands in front of the recently dismantled church, the first part of the renovation and expansion.“It was hard to watch it get started,” said the Rev. Michael Manning, pastor of the church, 30 Ward Ave., recalling how in July construction workers began the process of dismantling the rear portion of the church to prepare for the expansion and renovation project.Looking at what remains – the front portion of the structure, up to where the altar was located and will again be, the steeple topped by the cross atop and the front entrance – Manning said he is struck by “its simplicity.” That made the pastor think about the church’s beginnings in 1895 and the spiritual role it has played in the community since then.The actual severing of the back end of the building was accomplished in just two days with two workers operating what Manning described as large chainsaws and cherry pickers. After the building was bifurcated, other workers then helped with the demolition of it and the former church rectory and hauled away the debris.The work “was so quick,” it took Manning by surprise.Having the demolition done during the summer worked out well because the elementary school was closed and the students weren’t on hand.“I think some of the kids would have been upset” seeing the demolition, Manning said.Manning acknowledged there were some historic preservation advocates who were not pleased about the work and the loss of part of the original building. But Manning insisted the project has taken into consideration the site’s history and the new building will complement it.As the work continues, Manning said church staff members have been getting a lot of questions, and have seen people coming by to take photos of the half of a building and the deep pit that was dug behind it for the future work.“Mostly, they ask when will it be finished,” Manning said.People have been “a little surprised at how big the hole is and how little of the original church remains.”Pastoral assistant Lori La Plante, observed how reaction to the work has broken down by gender. Following Sunday Masses, which are being conducted in the elementary school’s gymnasium, women expressed some nostalgia about the loss of the old building; men were excited about the scope of the work and how quickly it was accomplished. “It really did split right down the middle,” La Plante said.The church project was discussed and planned for more than a decade, with Holy Cross officials looking to expand facilities to accommodate its growing congregation.The project is expected to be under construction until late 2014 and is likely to cost about $6 million, with Holy Cross representatives conducting a capital campaign to cover costs.Next week, workers are scheduled to start laying the foundation. Once that is done the construction will start moving forward at a good clip, Manning said.“We’ll now be on the con-struction part of it,” he said.last_img read more

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Tennis Ja calls extraordinary general meeting

first_imgTennis Jamaica has called an extraordinary general meeting for Thursday, March, 3 at 5:30 p.m. to review resolutions regarding the election of officers and directors and approve its elections set to take place on Tuesday, April 12.In a release yesterday, Tennis Jamaica said both meetings will be held at the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), 6 Cunningham Avenue, Kingston 6, and will be administered by the JOA to ensure the integrity of the process and in the interest of accountability and transparency.According to Tennis Jamaica “a code of honour that has been respected by successive generations of leaders … (and) which has served the association well up to now needs to be strengthened in light of weaknesses that were exploited by some unscrupulous members that led to the aborting of the last elections held on November 19, 2015.”It said at that election there were 77 eligible voters qualified to vote for either of the two candidates for president, John Bailey, the incumbent, and John Azar, the challenger. At the end of the election process, Bailey polled 43 votes and Azar, 40, six more than the total number of persons eligible to vote.Tennis Jamaica said a review of the process has shown that unidentified individuals were able to take advantage of the less-than-rigorous electoral process that has relied on the integrity of its members, in order to ‘multiple-vote’.It is impossible to identify the offending members or the ‘bad ballots’, the release added.last_img read more

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Replenished Redwoods roster ready to roll: Women’s basketball off to 2-1 start

first_imgCollege of the Redwoods women’s basketball is off to a 2-1 in preseason play and, undoubtedly, the difference lies in its revamped roster. Redwoods’ biggest challenge a season ago was its lack of depth as head coach Jain Tuey had just five active players for the majority of the ladder half of the season, including the bulk of Golden Valley Conference play. Redwoods finished 2-8 in the GVC a season ago and 9-15 overall.The ‘Woods will travel to Rocklin, Ca., on Friday to take part in the Sierra …last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 16, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180116_RyanMartinNo change in our outlook this morning. Snow will be leaving east and southeastern parts of the state this morning, and we should see sunshine work its way in through the day. Do not let it fool you, though…we have some very cold air in here, with temps in the single digits and subzero in some areas. A similar set up will be seen 24 hours from now. Dry air holds through the day tomorrow and Thursday, and on Thursday we see winds go more west and slightly southwest. That will bring the first signal that we are seeing a change. Friday we may get back closer to normal for this time of year.Winds really pick up out of the southwest over the weekend and that will take temps up dramatically. While we expect to see all parts of the state above freezing and a very mild push to be in for the period, we do not think it quite reaches the levels that we saw at midweek last week, when records fell in many parts of the eastern Corn Belt. Still, the warming will be enough to make our next round of precipitation come as rain. Scattered showers will be with us over northern parts of Ohio through Sunday, with rain totals of no more than a few hundredths to a tenth or two. Southern parts of the state see nothing but clouds. Then for Monday, we have some good rains moving through .We are leaving rain totals alone at .25”-.75”, but dropping coverage back to around 90%. Here is an updated maps showing a snapshot of action for next Monday morning.Our extended forecast is unchanged as well. We see temps cooling just a bit for next Tuesday, but impressive cold air is not likely. Instead, temps stay near normal for most of next week.  South winds are back at midweek, suggesting that another strong system is in the works out in the plains. We can see scattered showers trying to move into southern parts of the state going into next Thursday, the 25th, but think this is just a little bit of warm front overrunning ahead our next strong system. That one shows up as we kick off the 11-16 day period. We have a massive system exiting the 4 corners region late Friday, the 26th, moving east-northeast over the coming 2 days. This system should arrive here closer to the 28th, and will have liquid equivalent precipitation potential of half to 1.5”.  Currently, the track of the heaviest action (the stronger of two lows) is well south of us, crossing the Deep South, but a system like this needs to be watched as it evolves. Behind it we likely see cold arctic high pressure returning for the finish of the month and start of February. The cold air should come in stages…the initial push behind the front for the 29th and 30th, and then a colder shot behind a clipper we think could emerge around the 31st into the 1st.last_img read more

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One injured as supporters of BJP MLA, Nagar Palika chairman clash in U.P.

first_imgAt least one person was injured after supporters of a BJP MLA and a Nagar Palika chairman clashed in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district late on Friday.The clashes broke out in the Mallawan area of Hardoi, where the two sides used brickbats and engaged in firing, forcing police to disperse them.The clashes took place, local reports said, after a dispute between the brother of Mallawan Nagar Palika chairman Ankit Jaiswal and an aide of BJP MLA Ashish Singh Ashu. Local reports also said three persons were injured, but Mallawan SHO Mahesh Gole said so far police knew of only one injured person. “We are investigating the matter,” he said.Both sides filed FIRs against each other under attempt to murder and rioting, among other offences, said Hardoi police.While one FIR invoked Sections 147, 148, 149, 307, 504 and 427 of the IPC, the second FIR invoked Sections 147, 148,149,307,452,354,395,504 and 427 of the IPC.last_img read more

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Avenido’s years in ABL recognized with Lifetime Achievement award

first_imgDillinger fighting, but struggling against ‘big boys’ at Ginebra LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Leo Avenido accepts his recognition from the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo from Cedelf P. TupasIt’s only fitting that Leo Avenido, one of the longest tenured players in the Asean Basketball League, has been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement award.Avenido has more than five ABL seasons under his belt, including 2012 where he won a title as part of San Miguel and became the first Filipino to become MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade PLAY LIST 01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:14Palace: No mass transport crisis yet in Metro Manila01:22Children deny Sanchez was able to leave prison at will01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  In fact, he bared that the CLS Knights of Indonesia, one of three new teams making their debuts in the coming season, is looking at the possibility of tapping him.“I’m still going to talk with the boss of the Indonesian team. They’ve seen me play and they were a bit impressed,” said Avenido, who was the 10th overall pick by the Coca-Cola Tigers in the 2002 PBA Draft.“They’re concerned about my age and my conditioning or if I am still fit to play heavy minutes, but if you ask me, I’m ready.”ADVERTISEMENT “Honestly, it’s not something I expected,” Avenido told INQUIRER.net in Filipino during a press conference Tuesday. “I just got a call from boss Jericho (Ilagan) inviting me to attend the press conference then he told me about the Lifetime Achievement award that I’m going to be awarded due to my contributions to the league for about six to seven seasons that I played.”The 38-year-old Avenido made his first appearance in the ABL as one of the key players of the defunct Brunei Barracudas team in 2009 before suiting up for Singapore, Philippines, Saigon and Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAvenido last saw action in the ABL for the Mono Vampire in 2016. He served as playing-coach for Gamboa Coffee in the PBA D-League early this year.The former PBA veteran has won it all in the ABL but he’s still keen on playing.last_img read more

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Video: Maurice Clarett Delivers Inspiring Speech To Florida State’s Football Team

first_imgMaurice Clarett talks to the Florida State football team.maurice clarett florida stateFormer Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett, who is now a motivational speaker, is making the rounds this August to talk to players at different college football programs ahead of the 2015 campaign. Last week, he was in Tuscaloosa to give the Alabama Crimson Tide some advice. This week, he’s in Tallahassee, talking to the Florida State Seminoles, who have come under fire recently for a number of off-the-field incidents.ESPN captured some of the footage, and needless to say, Clarett is a changed man. He makes some solid points about both life and football. Whether you’re a supporter of the Buckeyes or the Seminoles, you’ll likely enjoy it:last_img read more

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Tangible Results Under JEEP

first_imgTangible results are being achieved in infrastructural development and productivity under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP).The programme, which got underway in March 2012, exceeded its target employment of 5,000 persons during its first phase.More than 18,000 Jamaicans were employed under JEEP, in areas such as road repairs, the construction of low-income housing, skills training, and agricultural production in ginger, turmeric, cocoa and bananas.Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, highlighted activities and output under JEEP, during his 2013/14 Throne Speech in Gordon House on Thursday, April 4, to signal the start of the new financial year.The Governor-General, who was speaking under the theme: ‘Jamaica: Going for Growth and Development’, also highlighted achievements in area of energy during the last fiscal year. He said the Government has made strides in the area of net billing, to allow homes, and businesses to generate electricity from their own fuel sources, and sell the excess to the national grid.He noted that progress was also made to allow an entity to produce its own electricity at one location and transmit it to another where it operates a business, via the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) transmission and distribution system, regulated by the Office of Utilities Regulation.He noted that the Government had taken the decision to discontinue the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project, as the combined cost of the proposals was too expensive to achieve a reduction in the cost of electricity at the levels desired, and to positively impact on the cost of local alumina production.He pointed out that the administration had, therefore, opted to: let the market determine the best combination of fuel and technology to achieve the objective of reliable and cheaper electricity for consumers and for the alumina producers to determine their best fuel options; and invite bids to generate electricity from renewables such as hydro-electric, wind, sunlight; as well as the use of waste as a means of diversifying the country’s energy needs.Turning to industry and commerce, the Governor-General said focus will be placed on laws, procurement procedures, enhanced use of information communication technology (ICT), better risk management, and more user-friendly government services, in order to improve Jamaica’s ‘Doing Business’ rating.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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SEALNG Expands Presence in America with ÉNESTAS

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy of WMN Mexico-based LNG company ÉNESTAS has joined SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition aiming at accelerating the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel.With the addition of ÉNESTAS, the SEA\LNG coalition bolsters its efforts to drive forward LNG as a marine fuel and to progress its role as a viable solution in the energy transition within shipping.As the largest private LNG company in Mexico and with the largest LNG distribution network, ÉNESTAS is expected to support the coalition’s vision of a competitive global LNG value chain for cleaner maritime shipping by 2020.Commenting on the latest addition to the coalition, Peter Keller, SEA\LNG chairman and executive vice president, TOTE Inc., said: “SEA\LNG continues to unite organisations from across the LNG value chain to address market barriers to LNG uptake, and to help transform the use of LNG as a marine fuel into a global reality. With several ports under development in North America, including in the Gulf of Mexico, we look forward to leveraging ÉNESTAS’ vast network and capabilities within the region to support the continued growth and investment in LNG bunkering infrastructure.”Since launching in July 2016, SEA\LNG’s membership has grown rapidly from 13 to 34 members, demonstrating the industry’s attention to LNG as a cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly long-term bridging solution to a zero-emissions shipping industry.“We expect LNG to become the dominant fuel for transportation by road, rail, and sea. LNG is currently the most safe, clean, and economically viable marine fuel on the market and will continue to substitute diesel as the fuel of choice. We’re excited to be part of SEA\LNG and to work with our fellow members to promote knowledge and understanding of the full benefits that LNG has to offer,” Caio Zapata M, chief executive officer, ÉNESTAS, said.LNG emits zero sulphur oxides (SOx), virtually zero particulate matter (PM), and compared to existing heavy marine fuel oils, LNG can emit 90% less nitrogen oxides (NOx).With regards to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the maritime sector, reductions of up to 20% are achievable now with LNG. As technology continues to develop, these reductions will increase. Furthermore, LNG, in combination with efficiency measures being developed for new ships in response to the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), will provide a way of meeting the IMO’s decarbonization target of a 40% decrease by 2030 for international shipping.last_img read more

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Modi to amp up Main Bhi Chowkidar campaign on Mar 31

first_imgNew Delhi: Intensifying his ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ (I too am watchman)campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 31 will interact with people, who have pledged their support to the campaign, from 500 places across the country. Speaking at a press conference here, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the campaign has become a “people’s movement” as the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ hashtag has been tweeted 20 lakh times and had 1680 crore impressions. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Replying to a question if the campaign was a counter to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ (watchman is the thief) barb, he rejected the suggestion and asserted that Modi in his campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls had projected himself as the “first servant” and ‘chowkidaar’ of the country. On Saturday, Modi had urged his supporters to take the ‘main bhai chowkidar’ (I too am watchman) pledge, saying he is not alone in the fight against graft and social evils. Following his appeal all BJP leaders, including party chief Amit Shah and Union ministers, prefixed the word ‘chowkidar’ to their names in their Twitter profile as they sought people’s support in the Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

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