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_imgThis Saturday is a day that all car enthusiasts just can’t afford to miss out on when JJ Reid Motors on Canal Road in Letterkenny host the North West Classic Volkswagen and Audi event.All monies raised on the day will go to local charities with proceedings gets under way at 11am and running until 5pm.Talking to Joe Patton, Sales Manager at Reid’s, Joe Patton,  said that they came up with the idea of doing something for local charities and to date the response has been fantastic. ”We have some great cars coming from all arts and parts of the country. As this is the 40th Anniversary of the VW Golf we will have all the Golf Gti’s on display from the Mark 1 to the Mark 7.“We have had so many enquiries from Belfast to Cork and from Dublin to Galway and if the number of exhibitors who said that they will be coming is anything to go by then we are going to have a very busy day”, Joe said.“There will be everything from vintage to classic and to see some of these fantastic vehicles many of them looking as if they only came ”out of the box” will be a real treat for all car lovers.”Two cars that are sure to attract a huge interest are the Audi Quattro replica car short wheel base and the audi Quattro road car also with short wheel base. There will be transporter vans going back down the years, the old and the new siroccos not forgetting the audi 90 and 100’s and of course all the VW models.No doubt this is going to be a great family day and because all the monies raised is going to local charities there will be an admission fee of €5 for adults with children being admitted free of charge.There will be ice cream vans and much more. Because of the response that that JJ Reid Motors have received to date it is most likely that this will be come an annual event at Canal Road.So this Saturday make your way to JJ Reid Motors on Canal Road, you can still have your Saturday morning extra hour in bed because the event does not get under way until 11am, and roll back the years with the cars of yesteryear, it promises to be a colourful and spectacular event and you will be helping some great charities locally by doing so.JJ REIDS TO GO CAR CLASSIC CAR-AZY THIS SATURDAY! was last modified: August 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AudiJJ ReidsLetterkenny Classic Car ShowVWlast_img read more

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first_imgToby Burke is the sweetest hitter of a sliotar. He was Keady’s keeper on the Armagh side that robbed Setanta’s championship hopes in the O’Donnell Park on Sunday afternoon.He made the ball do all the work as it left the most efficient part of his hurley so quietly and travelled the longest way through the O’Donnell Park on Sunday afternoon.From Hurley to rallying I enjoyed watching a star in the making with the same understanding of efficiency and speed, that of Callum Devine leading from the start to finish ahead of a crop of talented local drivers to win the Harvest stages Rally. Advertisement Damien Gallagher and Mac Walsh who finished 9th overall on the Harvest Rally. Photo Brian McDaid.His R5 Ford Fiesta never missed a beat and was the quickest out of the box, then paced himself with a very efficient driving style carrying his speed even in the wet opening stages in the Inishowen peninsula.Only a few months ago this talented driver was on show as Devine lead on the opening stages of the Donegal International Rally, which also started in the Inishowen area in his R5 Fiesta with even world rally driver Craig Breen in a more powerful WRC Fiesta could not reply to Devine’s pace on the first stages of the Donegal.Fan clubIn another Cork registered Ford, a Moville crew complete with their fan club, waiting at the first junction on the first stage of the day. Car number 103, a Mk 2 Ford Escort driven by Daniel and Eamonn Mc Gonagle. Advertisement “That’s them now, ah nah it’s not ours, it has blue on the bottom.“Is that them this time, aye it is….. woooooooo- hooo.“Nah that’s not them either, they will be next,” – then a beautiful unarched white Mk2 with the word McGonagle on the sun visor and that blue on the bottom signature arrives on the first run through the very shinney and slippery surface and the McGonigle fan club start a fit of cheering as they start waving with one hand while trying to record the rally car on their phones with the other hand.“Did you get them?”“Nah, them old round bales were in the way, We’ll move up a bit for the next time through.” Meanwhile, another McGonagle, Joseph from just down the road in Muff looked the most aggressive though our junction in his WRC Mini.The Mc Gonagle Crew on the limit much to the enjoyment of their fans club at this junction on The Harvest Rally. Photo Brian McDaid.That was the stage he knew the best but it was the other two stages that he would record the fastest times on.Himself, fellow Donegal man Donagh Kelly and late entry Josh Moffet, both in new R5 Polo’s would battle it out all day for podium places.Brilliant stages On Saturday our viewing point at a staggered country crossroads junction transform perfectly, thanks to the marshals to a brilliant viewing point for spectators.We could watch the cars on the limiter on a long downhill straight before they navigate their way around bale chicane into a sharpe left at the junction.Most of the spectators were happy to sit it out between stages because of this good viewing point and wait the hour for the next loop if stages to arrive.Christy Gallagher and Lee Cullen Illistrin, Letterkenny.1st in class 11R. Photo Brian McDaid.Old and new friendships were replenished and for some of us, the late Manus Kelly’s old rally car a yellow Toyota Corolla registered, 85 CE 888 passing us on the stage reminded us of just how difficult a year we have travelled through.As our mobile phones roamed across Lough Foyle to pick up a network connection, our conversation roamed chatting about everything from Costa Coffee to Rural Electrification.On Saturday, I met up with two school classmates Martin and Antony Kelly and also met Mac Walsh.The four of us all had something other than rallying in common. My father Fred McDaid, Anthony and Martin Kelly’s father Gerry Kelly and Mac’s grandfather Martin Scanlon all travelled the same country roads in Inishowen that we did, sixty years before us all as workmates together with the ESB’s rural electrification taking power to Inishowen for the first time.Grand NationalThe battle in the nation was just as fierce with three Donegal drivers all looking for honours.Pettigo’s Kevin Eves would have looked the favourite in his Corolla but it was the engine builder in his Darrian T90 that was the man on the pace right from the start in his unique looking rear-wheel drive, rear-engine rally car, complete with the latest in Rathmullan technology a KGP engine, a 2.7 litre power plant.The other Donegal man up there challenging was Damien Gallagher and Mac Walsh but had to settle for fourth overall in the nationals and 9th overall in the rally.Indeed the Letterkenny crew reminded me what local one-day events are all about.Alister Glenn and Andrew Gillespie 1st in class 4 inter EVO 9. Photo Brian McDaid.I met this crew that competed in a full day’s rallying who then stepped into their road car and hooked up a car transporter loaded their red number 7 on behind and headed home after the event, with a stop off, them still in their cream rally suits to Doherty’s chipper in Bridgend for a well deserved bite to eat as the rally car sat outside the door.Top of the classChristy Gallagher from Illistrin with Lee Cullen calling the notes were class winners in this Toyota Starlet even though they had a gearbox change and release bearing issues Litermacward crew Adrian Cannon and Aidan Gannon also were class winners on one of the high revving Honda Civics that took part in the rally over the weekend.Paddy Walker and Stephen Diver from Carndonagh were the local crew that won their class with Lifford’s Alistair Glen and Andrew Gillespie wrapped up the Donegal crews to finish first in their class on the weekend event.16 counties competeAlong with all the competitors on the day the other winners were the Motor club and the team that run the event, the people of Inishowen who welcomed both local competitors from Donegal on no less than 16 counties from both southern and Northern Ireland to come and compete in our wee county at the weekend.Kevin Gallagher and Gerry Conway Rathmullan. First in the Nationals in the Harvest Photo Brian McDaidEven the local competitors that didn’t do the Harvest were out in big number marshalling setting a wee crop of winter points that might yield results at entry time come Donegal International in 2020.And finally our fan club who cheered the Moville crew through each of the loops of the rally on stage one, four and seven were rewarded with a fourth in class for Daniel and Eamonn Mc Gonagle, with just some minor trips off the tar much to the cheers to their fan club to put a great finish to a great day.Woooooooo-hoo!Happy motoring folksDD Motoring: Divine performance by Derry driver was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:motoringlast_img read more

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first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!MEMPHIS – Anytime he has the ball, Kevin Durant can seemingly score at anytime.But in what marked his more efficient game of his 12-year NBA career, Durant helped the Warriors through a 118-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday by adopting a less-is-more approach.Durant finished with 28 points on 12-of-13 shooting. While abstaining from high-volume …last_img

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first_imgIt’s tough sometimes to draw the line between species – especially when dealing with fossils.  A report in Science suggests that three bone-headed dinosaurs are probably just different stages of one species.1  These had been named Pachycephalosaurus, Stygimoloch and Dracorex.    Erik Stokstad, reporting on activities at the meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology last month in Austin, Texas, said that two veteran dinosaur hunters knocked heads over the classification of these thick-skulled dinosaurs that may have knocked their own heads together in real life.  Jack Horner proposed lumping three specimens into one species, but Robert Bakker opposed it on the grounds that they look so dramatically different.  Horner and others, though, are convinced that changes in canals visible in the skulls represent different stages of growth from youth through adolescence to adult forms.  He postulated that bony growths on the head could have changed during maturation.  (It’s not clear, incidentally, whether these dinosaurs or scientists actually did butt heads with each other in real life.)    Stokstad said, “If Horner turns out to be right, the diversity of pachycephalosaurs would be 50% lower than previously thought for the latest Cretaceous.”  Horner said this would be consistent with the belief that “other kinds of dinosaurs were also declining in diversity at the time.”    Claims of new dinosaurs continue.  James Owen said in National Geographic that “A forgotten museum fossil that had been gathering dust for more than a century is actually from a mysterious British dinosaur that represents an entirely new family, scientists have discovered.”  Science Daily described how researchers in Australia are trying to correlate dinosaur bones down under with those known from other parts of the world.1.  Erik Stokstad, “Did Horny Young Dinosaurs Cause Illusion of Separate Species?”, Science, 23 November 2007: Vol. 318. no. 5854, p. 1236, DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5854.1236.Did you know that the biological concept of a species is fraught with difficulties?  Philosophers question whether scientists are “discovering” species divisions, as if “carving nature at its joints” (Plato), or whether they are engaged in a purely human activity of imposing our own patterns on observations in ways we find useful.    The “biological species concept” we learn in school (species are populations that can produce fertile offspring) doesn’t work for fossils, nor for the vast majority of organisms, which are asexual.  Taxonomy since Linnaeus has been a battle between the lumpers and the splitters.  There is also the reward motivation.  Identifying a “new” species can bring you fame.  You might even be able to name it after yourself.  Remember Nebraska Man?  The human ancestor tooth was named for its discoverer, Hesperopithecus haroldcookii (see original 1922 paper from Science).  Cook must have been mighty proud till the tooth was identified as from an extinct pig.    Horner thinks the lumping makes sense according to an evolutionary pattern of declining diversity in the late Cretaceous.  But he has just undermined a criterion of diversity to do so.  One wonders just how much data are force-fitted into evolutionary stories by tweaking parameters according to flawed assumptions, based on a prior commitment to Darwinist historical geology.(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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December 1, 2019

Curbs back in Srinagar

first_imgCurfew-like restrictions were reimposed in the entire Srinagar and parts of the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday to disallow Muharram processions by Shia Muslims, days after the government banned them because of the restive situation.Security forces deployed buses, mobile bunkers and bullet-proof vehicles as barricades to cut off the Shia-majority areas of Zadibal, Hasnabad, Baghwanpora and Hawal in the old city. An official said Section 144 was strictly enforced.Spools of concertina wires were spread on the roads to restrict the movement of vehicles, and to stop devotees from converging on the traditional routes for joint processions.The commercial hub Lal Chowk and uptown areas of Rajbagh were also brought under restrictions.An official said the Shia Muslims were confined to their localities and allowed to organise smaller gatherings in local Imambaras. No major procession was reported from the traditional routes of Alamgari Bazar, Nigeen or Bohri Kadal. Locals said devotees made an attempt to defy the ban at Alamgari but were contained by the security personnel.“It’s the first time in three decades that processions were disallowed in Srinagar,” said Ashiq Hussian, a local.The government has decided to ban all Muharram processions in Srinagar “to avoid any loss of life and property” this year.Smaller gatheringsSmaller processions were allowed in parts of Budgam and Ganderbal districts in Central Kashmir. The police said no major restrictions were imposed there.Meanwhile, Kashmir Valley saw a spontaneous shutdown for the 37th day on Tuesday. All shops remained closed and public transport remained off the roads.last_img read more

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first_imgIt’s Australia’s captaincy which can make spin legend Shane Warne come out of retirement, claims cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones.The 41-year-old Warne has been offered a million dollars to come out of retirement by a group of businessmen in Melbourne creating a media frenzy around his possible return after Australia lost the second Ashes Test to be 0-1 down in the five-match series.The flamboyant leg-spinner has remained mum on the issue.”Warnie, without doubt, no joke, could actually come back,” Jones told ‘3AW’ — a radio station.”He’s the Rolls-Royce. He can do anything he really wants in that regard. He just has to get himself fit.”Earlier, former Pakistan cricket skipper Imran Khan too had questioned his fitness saying, “I have not watched Warne bowl recently, but it can’t be easy to play Test cricket again.””It is okay to play one-dayers and even easier to bowl in Twenty20, where you have to bowl only four overs. But Test cricket is different where you have to last on the field over five days.”last_img read more

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first_imgKirwan State High School (KSHS) dominated the North Queensland All Schools Touch Football Championships held last weekend, 24-25 August 2007 at Queens Park in Townsville.Kirwin, a renowned Touch Football nursery in Queensland, contested all four divisional finals in Open Boys and Girls, and 15 Years Boys and Girls of the showcase schools event in North Queensland.Kirwin claimed the 15 Years Girls and Boys crowns, whilst fellow North Queensland powerhouse William Ross State High School (WRSHS) annexed the Open Boys and Girls titles.Queensland Game Development Officer, Glen Richardson was full of praise for the standard of competition in the popular tournament.“The quality of touch football being produced by these young people is fantastic, with reigning Queensland Champions Kirwan in the under 15 Girls leading the way. The event unites the serious touch player and the casual participant in a fun tournament that appeals to everyone,” Richardson said.Josh Hall, a student from William Ross State High School, who represented Australia at the World Youth Games where he collected a bronze medal in the high jump, epitomized the All Schools spirit of having fun and giving it a go.“To see Josh running around at a Touch Football event is what the All Schools are about, it’s a lot of fun and it’s great to see so many new players embrace the game”, Richardson said.In the 15 Years Girls final, last year’s State Champions Kirwan cleaned up with a 10 – 1 victory over William Ross State High School. Chrystal Browne, a current North Queensland Cyclones Women’s Open representative, was named Player of the Final after an outstanding solo performance for the crack Kirwin combination.The 15 Years Boys Division was hotly contested with Kirwan claiming the 15 Years double with a 4-2 triumph over Abergowrie.This game was played at a frantic pace with defence the key for Kirwan who eventually prevailed in a tough tussle.Player of the final was Jason Norford from Kirwan High.William Ross State High School curtailed the Kirwan dominance of the tournament by claiming a thrilling victory in the Open Boys final 3-2.The highly entertaining game went down to a drop-off with the WRSHS Rhinos claiming victory with a touchdown out wide.Player of the final was WRSH School’s Queensland 18 Years Boys Representative, Chris Taiters.WRSHS also took out the honours in a high scoring Girls Open decider, overcoming traditional rivals Kirwan 7 – 5. Player of the final was WRSH School’s lynchpin, Sheree O’Grady.Some of these teams will now set their sights on travelling to the prestigious Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) All Schools Championships to be held at Whites Hill in Brisbane from October 12 – 14 2007.last_img read more

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