first_imgTom Petty’s hometown of Gainesville, FL honored the late rockstar over the weekend by renaming a park in honor of his memory. On October 20th, 2018, what would have been Petty’s 68th birthday, a dedication ceremony took place at Gainsville’s newly minted Tom Petty Park, formerly known as Northeast Park. Petty’s brother Bruce Petty and daughter Adria Petty were on hand at the ceremony Saturday, explaining to the crowd of locals and fans that Petty grew up blocks away from the park, and used to spend his childhood days playing at Northeast Park.Luckily for Petty fans, an attendee of the park dedication filmed the ceremony, which you can watch below:Tom Petty Park dedication – Gainsville, FL – 10/20/2018[Video: TwinsRock83]Earlier this summer, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers announced an extensive new posthumous box set titled An American Treasure in tribute to their late leader, Tom Petty—who died suddenly in the early hours of October 3rd, 2017 at the age of 66 as a result of an accidental prescription drug overdose. The Tom Petty An American Treasure was released on September 28th via Reprise Records, less than a week shy of the first anniversary of Petty’s passing. It also marked the first posthumous release of any kind from Petty’s camp.As Tom’s daughter, Adria Petty, and widow, Dana Petty elaborated on this “labor of love” in its original announcement press release,Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care and deep respect for the body of work Tom Petty created over the course of 40 years. He also accumulated a wealth of unreleased music in his vaults, and we have collectively uncovered one gem after another that will keep us all listening and discovering new facets of Tom’s talent for many years to come. We can’t wait to share with Tom’s fans this musical portrait of an artist who deeply affected our culture and indelibly touched the lives of fans the world over.[H/T Pitchfork]last_img read more

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first_imgThe Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission (CRC) paints a rosy financial picture in support of charter change, at least until you look carefully at the details.Its report just mailed to city residents shows a savings of almost $400,000 due entirely to eliminating the positions of five deputies, who currently run day-to-day operations of their respective departments.The Review Commission contends that one city manager and one assistant, with no director-level personnel, can perform the work of five deputies and four commissioners and omits costs for personnel who actually do the work. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%center_img CRC’s own example of Watertown illustrates the fallacy of their claims. Watertown has nine director-level positions reporting to its city manager, while none are listed for Saratoga Springs in calculating the economic impact of the change.CRC Chairman Turner was evasive when asked recently who would be running the city departments’ day-to-day operations and whether new hires would be needed.Residents should question what else is missing from the disclosure and what hidden costs may be in store for us.Our city has prospered with our current form of government well beyond the cities the CRC would us like to emulate. Vote no on charter change.David KossSaratoga Springslast_img read more

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first_imgFoden shines as Sane returns Foden made the most of his chance to start as the 20-year-old opened the floodgates with a sweet strike from outside the box.Mahrez then killed the game as a contest before half-time as the Algerian left Charlie Taylor trailing on the floor before firing into the far corner on his weaker right foot.VAR awarded Mahrez the chance to double his tally from the penalty spot after Ben Mee caught Sergio Aguero, forcing the Argentine striker off injured.Retaining their Premier League title may be beyond City, but Guardiola’s men still have the chance to add the FA Cup and Champions League to the League Cup they won in March.The fierce competition for places appears to be having an effect as there was no let-up after the break.Bernardo Silva’s low cross was turned home by his namesake David for the hosts’ fourth.Foden then rounded off the scoring at the far post after Gabriel Jesus failed to convert David Silva’s cross.There was another positive for City as Leroy Sane replaced Foden for the final 10 minutes to make his first appearance since suffering cruciate knee ligament damage in August.The German international seems certain to leave the club at the end of the season after rejecting a new contract amid interest from Bayern Munich.But Sane could still have a part to play in City’s quest for a cup treble before the end of the campaign. Dyche has been left frustrated by the Burnley board’s refusal to extend contracts of five players who are out of contract at the end of the month.Injuries to Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood and Johann Berg Gudmundsson meant Dyche could name just seven of a possible nine substitutes.Aymeric Laporte, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling were among those kept in reserve for City’s trip to Chelsea on Thursday. Manchester City thrashed Burnley 5-0 at an empty Etihad to ensure Liverpool will not be able to clinch the Premier League title when they face Crystal Palace on Wednesday.Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez scored twice, while David Silva grabbed what could prove his final City goal to cut the gap at the top to 20 points.A bad night for Burnley on the field was compounded by a banner flown over the stadium at the start of the match reading: “White lives matter Burnley”. Black Lives Matter was printed on the back of all shirts for the first 12 matches of the Premier League restart.Players, coaches and referees have also taken a knee before kick-off in every match to show their support for the fight against racial injustice.In a statement, Burnley said: “Those responsible are not welcome at Turf Moor. This, in no way, represents what Burnley Football Club stands for.”The disparity of resources between the sides was shown even before kick-off as Burnley boss Sean Dyche could not even fill his bench, while Pep Guardiola was able to make eight changes from a 3-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday. Topics :last_img read more

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first_imgPope Francis’ visit to the United States is of great interest to Catholics and the public in general, escalating this week with his Year of Mercy statement calling on priests to forgive the sin of abortion.Still, area Roman Catholic churches have been slow to organize any events to celebrate the pontiff’s trip. Pope Francis will be in the U.S. from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27, with appearances in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.This week The Two River Times reached out to 10 Two River area Catholic Churches to see what has been planned. Those who responded to phone calls said nothing has been planned.One parish, however, St. Benedict, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel, sees an educational opportunity. The seventh and eighth graders in the accompanying school will participate in a “Pope Watch Party,” and watch Pope Francis’ historic address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24, the first Catholic Pope to do so. During the session, teachers will be live tweeting on Twitter about their students’ reaction and the event with the hashtag #pope2congress, according to Denise Contino, St. Benedict’s director of religious instruction. This is being done in conjunction with the Ignatian Solidarity Network, which describes itself as a national social justice education and advocacy network inspired by the work of St. Ignatius of Loyola.Contino plans to repeat the viewing the following week for the non-St. Benedict religious instruction students.This summer St. Benedict had emailed to parish and student families information about “Flat Francis” – an approximately one-foot cutout of the pontiff – asking them to honor the pope’s coming visit by taking the good-natured photos with the cutout while on vacation or traveling, sending photos to Catholic Extension, a Catholic charitable organization, by way of the Twitter hashtag #FlatFrancis. “There’s ton of pictures on that already,” Contino said.Rayanne Bennett, director of public relations for the Diocese of Trenton, acknowledged this week while many individual Catholics have obtained the tickets for Pope Francis’ appearances in New York City and Philadelphia, “it’s slow in coming,” for the diocese’s various parishes to organize events in recognition of the visit. Given in August things slow down as many take their vacations, there wasn’t much in the way of organizing, Bennett pointed out. But now, she suspected church groups and parish volunteers will likely be working on get-togethers, watching parties, to catch the Papal events with friends. “And I think more are in formulation,” to be announced shortly.The diocese will put together a list of various parish activities to commemorate the Pope’s visit. That will be released to the media shortly, according to Bennett.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Laura D.C. Kolnoski |TINTON FALLS – Following approval by the Tinton Falls Planning Board earlier this month, Head of School Mary Sciarrillo anticipates the expansion of Trinity Hall all-girls high school will be completed in time for the 2018-19 academic year.Plans call for the construction of a two-story addition to the school at 101 Corregidor Road, with a footprint of 11,230-square-feet and total area of 22,460-square-feet, adding additional classrooms, office/administrative space, a multipurpose room, a chapel and a new entrance lobby, officials said.“We are looking forward to a winter 2018 groundbreaking once all permits are secured,” Sciarrillo said. “The new addition will double our classroom capacity and allow us to serve our growing student population.”Originally located in Middletown, the college preparatory high school purchased, renovated and moved in to the vacant child development/daycare center on the former Fort Monmouth U.S. Army base to start the 2015-16 school year. Trinity Hall spent $2 million for the 7.4-acre parcel with its 19,600-square-foot, one-story building built in 1996. The building was intended for educational re-use by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), the public-private agency overseeing the fort’s redevelopment. The school’s expansion plan received unanimous approval from FMERA members last October, the first hurdle before the project went before the Tinton Falls Planning Board.“The opening of Trinity Hall marked another milestone in the fort’s redevelopment,” said Dave Nuse, FMERA director of real estate. “Bringing an excellent school on site was essential to developing the dynamic community we’ve envisioned.” The 1,127-acre fort, which spans portions of Eatontown, Oceanport and Tinton Falls, was closed by the Army in 2011. Under FMERA, parcels of land and buildings are being leased and sold for technology, educational, business, residential, retail and public uses.Last fall, Theresa Kiernan, Trinity Hall’s director of advancement and admissions, placed enrollment at 201 students in grades nine through 11.“Our students come from over 45 different sending schools throughout Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties,” Kiernan said. “Our location has allowed us to reach a diverse, academically focused group of young women, providing them with a single-sex option for high school where none existed before.” The school teaches in the “Catholic tradition.”“We remain committed to our students and their families and are ready to be a resource for local businesses, nonprofits, municipal leadership, educators and the community,” Sciarrillo said. “We vow to be good neighbors and responsible citizens as we help to revitalize this beautiful town. We feel fortunate to be in Tinton Falls and feel blessed to have the support of this community. Once we moved to our permanent and forever home on historic Fort Monmouth, we realized just how much opportunity we can provide to our greater community.”A gala to raise funds for the school’s capital campaign, entitled “Celebrating the Year of Branching Out,” is planned for March 9 at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park.This article was first published in the Feb. 1-8, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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first_imgMany Chelsea fans on Twitter were full of praise for Victor Moses following the 2-0 win at Hull.Moses was given a starting place by boss Antonio Conte and repaid him with an excellent performance at right wing-back.Many Blues supporters are now hoping the Nigerian keeps his spot in the team.Moses definitely took his chance well. So direct. Just wants to run at players or cross it, something which our “wingers” lack. #cfc— Martin Connolly (@_MC1905_) October 1, 2016Will hold my hands up; I was wrong about Moses. Looked really impressive for us so far this season #CFC #KTBFFH #HULCHE— Nick Stroudley (@nickstroudley) October 1, 2016Victor Moses was superb today #motm #CFC— Mech (@mech200) October 1, 2016Alonso and Moses both deserve to start from now on. #cfc— JL (@Joti_2203) October 1, 2016Victor Moses is a proper right winger. Very underrated #CFC #HULCHE— WHY SO SERIOUS!? (@_ChelseaHolic) October 1, 2016Moses was unbelievable today – he has to start next match! #CFC— Owen (@OzNozHD) October 1, 2016A day full of positives. 3-4-3 looked solid. Moses & Alonso impressive. Costa on fire. Zouma and Terry back after the break, lovely. #CFC— Matt Bennett (@MattBennettSw6) October 1, 2016When you outshine Hazard on the wing for #CFC.. You deserve praise.. Well done Victor Moses!!— Conte Passion (@VesleyR_CFC) October 1, 2016So much respect for Victor Moses.. A long while biding his time in the Wilderness but never gave up.. Welcome back!👍👍⚽️💙 #CFC— Caroline (@chelseacazza) October 1, 2016Nice to see width in our game, the ball being crossed in.. Alonso and Moses were really positive today. Well done Chels 👍🏻 #CFC— Bradley Walton (@Brad29_) October 1, 2016If #Moses‘ name was “Mosinho” and he were born in latin america, he would be worth 50 millions right now #CFC #Chelsea— Sadibou SOW (@sadibsow) October 1, 2016Victor Moses – Finally a proper right winger. Nothing short of class! Very underrated. #CFC— Didier Drogba (@khalidpschwarz) October 1, 2016 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT continued to have Blackwater’s number after taking a 117-96 win in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Glen Rice Jr. had an all-around effort with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and seven steals through three quarters for the KaTropa, who notched their first back-to-back wins this conference.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Blackwater, which slipped to 3-4, never led and had more turnovers (16) than assists (14).NBA legend Ray Allen, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday, surprised the fans at MOA Arena as he watched the game.Allen’s former teammate with the Boston Celtics, Henry Walker, led the Elite with 33 points and 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img “Our objective going into every game is to look for improvements. We are all aware that the situation right now is not quite well yet. We are looking for stability now. As a coach, I expect my players to play smart,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad hiked their record to 4-2.“Today, we are all satisfied with this game. It also helped that we are getting to be complete as team,” he added. “Going to this game, we already knew that it would take our absolute best to stop the three-game winning streak of Blackwater.”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 shutoutThe KaTropa break the game wide open in the second quarter, where they outscored the Elite, 34-15.The Elite, who have never beaten the KaTropa since joining the PBA three seasons ago, came into the game having won three straight victories but they didn’t seem like a team on a roll against the KaTropa, who led by as much as 27 points. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Ray Allen watches PBA game, catches up with ex-teammate Bill Walker View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 Gameslast_img read more

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first_imgSerbian tennis player Novak Djokovic smiles as he delivers a press conference in Belgrade on July 26, 2017. FILE PHOTOTwelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have become parents of a baby girl, local media reported on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go PLAY LIST 01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Jelena gave birth on Saturday evening and their second child will be named Tara, Blic newspaper reported on its online edition.The couple have a two-year-old son Stefan.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 shutoutThe 30-year-old Djokovic announced in July he would miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury.The Serb retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych in July because of the problem, from which is suffering for a year-and-a-half. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games McKines wishes players well, hopes SMB wins Grand Slam UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Between mid-January 2015 and June 2016, Djokovic won 17 of his 22 finals played in 24 tournaments. It seemed nothing could interrupt his dominance of world tennis.But for months the Serbian national hero — now fourth in the world rankings — has been a shadow of his former self.Since winning the French Open last year to complete the career Grand Slam, he has failed to claim another major title.He crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round and the French Open in the last eight.Djokovic said in July he would need a couple of months without the racket but that surgery was “not an option”.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With Andre Agassi continuing as his coach while he recovers, Djokovic now intends to be ready to start the new season at the beginning of 2018.last_img read more

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Winks hits back at ‘Spursy’ claimsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Harry Winks has dismissed claims of a “Spursy” defeat to Wolves on Saturday.Winks was not having it after only a second defeat in 15 matches for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.“I have to be careful about this…” he said. “We are doing really well. We have had one defeat since ­Arsenal away.“We have had some fantastic results in the Champions League and the Premier League and it is important to remember how well we are doing and not get carried away with a defeat.“Listen, when people use the word Spursy on social media, that is their own opinion. They are ­entitled to that. But inside the club we know how good we are, we know how far we can go, we have belief, regardless of this result.“It shows how well we are doing this year to be considered title ­contenders and to be sitting here disappointed that we aren’t closer to the top.“We have high expectations ourselves and, if we don’t come away with a win against Wolves at home, we get frustrated at that. It shows how high our standards are at the moment and how ambitious we are.“We said before the game that it was must-win so to come away with a defeat has left the dressing room feeling very down. Everyone is fuming, but it is football. We are still in the race.”Spurs now have to pick themselves up for a tricky New Year’s Day trip to Cardiff.Winks added: “The mood in the dressing room was very calm. ­Everyone was very quiet and kept themselves to themselves.“Everyone is gutted — frustrated as well. The most important thing is to reflect on it and then go into the building bright and smiley and feeling positive and try and get ourselves ready for the next game.“We can’t keep that negative ­energy around, because otherwise it can affect matches.” last_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA — Installing solar panels already makes sense for most homeowners in Saskatchewan and Ontario but the National Energy Board says the abundance of cheap hydroelectricity in Quebec and Manitoba means solar power may never make much economic sense in those provinces.In Canada, long, dark winters means its unlikely solar will ever become the sole source of electricity anywhere.“The country cannot run solely on solar panels in the future,” said NEB chief economist Jean-Denis Charlebois.The NEB today is releasing a study of the costs of solar compared to current electricity prices. It has an online site where Canadians can plug in their city name and find out whether there is an economic case for solar for them now or in the future.There are 20,000 communities across every province and territory included in the study that looked at both capacity to produce solar based on hours of sunlight, as well as the cost.The main finding of the study is that no matter the amount of sunlight, the only places where installing and running solar panels is already cheaper than paying for power from the electricity grids are the places where power rates are already really high. That is in Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and most places in Ontario.In provinces where power is still pretty cheap — mainly Manitoba and Quebec — the NEB says solar can sometimes cost more than twice as much as traditional power sources.In Saskatchewan, for example, where electricity costs are among the highest in the country, the break-even price for solar is already 93 per cent of the current average cost of power for homeowners. But next door in Manitoba, where hydro costs are among the lowest in the country, the solar price for homeowners is 176 per cent of the current cost of electricity. In Quebec it’s 223 per cent.Ontario’s time-of-day electricity rates make the cost of solar about 95 per cent of the average cost to buy power from the grid.Charlebois said the average cost for a 5 kilowatt solar installation is about $16,000 and that price is predicted to go down as much as 30 per cent in the next five or 10 years.The price to buy power from the grid is going up about two per cent a year. Between those increases and rebate programs for solar installations available in some provinces, over the next decade solar will start to beat the power grid price in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia, the NEB predicts.The price for power in Manitoba and Quebec is still so low that even once the cost of solar drops significantly, it is not expected to become competitive.The B.C. coast and the eastern edge of Newfoundland are among the worst places to generate solar power because they don’t get a lot of sunshine. The territories have higher costs to install solar because of the remoteness of most communities, but the high cost of power, often generated by diesel, makes solar significantly cheaper in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.Long term, even homeowners that use solar will need access to power grids for some of their power because the sun isn’t always shining and batteries can only store power for between four and 10 hours.The case for solar for businesses is slightly different because of differing power rates. Businesses in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Ontario may already find it cheaper to add solar panels than continue to buy power only from the grid. The NEB says rebate programs in Saskatchewan and Alberta will make solar more economical than traditional power over the next few years.Mia Rabson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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