IPL 2020 set to have COVID replacements and the use of Chinese sponsors

first_imgAdvertisement 9i5ieNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7xg8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eriu7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wmkWould you ever consider trying this?😱3imCan your students do this? 🌚b9w8Roller skating! Powered by Firework The IPL Governing Body converged to determine various aspects to ensure the staging of the thirteenth edition of the tournament. A total of 10 points were set in place to be discussed before the meeting and the authorities have made a decision in regard to those. Advertisement The virtual meeting brought out the dates of the competition. After much deliberation on the date of the finale, the fixture will be played on November 10. The tournament is slated to start from September 19.Keeping the current volatile health situation in mind, the body approved the use of unlimited COVID replacements over the course of the tournament. The initial squad size of all of the eight franchises are penned down to 24 members.Advertisement Regarding the sponsorship debacle, the governing body has decided to retain of all its existing sponsors including their main sponsor, Chinese mobile company VIVO.Advertisement An IPL Governing Body member, who chose not to be revealed, claimed that “All I can say is that all our sponsors are with us. Hopefully, you can read between the lines,” Chinese sponsorship soon overtook the heart of the matter after unprecedented clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in Eastern Ladakh in June.The body opted to go on board with the sponsors they have at present since finding a new sponsor in such short notice would have been a difficult proposition. On top of that, during a time in which companies are taking a hit, investment is not the first thing on the mind.“We expect the Home and External Affairs Ministry to give us necessary approvals within another week. The final will be played on November 10 as it enters the Diwali week making it lucrative for the broadcasters,”Governing Council have a careful eye on IPL’s SafetyThe body is also said to be preparing a carefully curated Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) when it comes to safety measures. The authorities are ensuring every step to minimize the outbreak with the creation of a bio-bubble across the venues.“Also, the BCCI has received presentations from a Dubai based group on creating a medical facility in UAE. The BCCI is also in talks with the Tata group for creating a bio-bubble,”The tournament will see ten doubleheaders across the 2 months where the timings have been tweaked a little from the usual. Matches are expected to flag off from 7:30 PM IST instead of 8:00 PM IST.Apart from the above points, the meeting also gave a green light to the women’s IPL. If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comWhat to expect from the IPL GC’s monumental meet   Advertisementlast_img read more

Monmouth County PR Office Wins National Recognition

first_imgFREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Department of Public Information and Tourism has been recognized for its work by the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO), an arm of the National Association of Counties (NACo).The department took home awards in four categories: news releases, speechwriting, photography and video production. All 3,077 U.S. counties are eligible to compete in the NACIO awards program.“I am very proud of my staff because they work very hard all year long to publicize the many good things about Monmouth County government,” said William K. Heine, public information director. “Being recognized by one’s peers, especially on the national level, is extremely gratifying.”The awards won are:This photograph, taken by William K. Heine, Monmouth County director of public Information during the county’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sept. 11, 2011, at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, won first place in the photography category in a national contest sponsored by the the National Association of County Information Officers.Superior (1st), Photography – A photograph of a law enforcement officer paying tribute to a fallen brother at the county’s Sept. 11 ceremony.Superior (1st), Audio Visual Production – The Monmouth in Focus television show providing an overview of the Oceanic Bridge project.Meritorious (3rd), Speech-writing – A graduation speech prepared for the basic law enforcement graduation class at the county’s police academy.Meritorious (3rd), News Release Writing – A news release entitled Oceanic Bridge to close for repairs about the county’s project to replace the bridge’s bascule span last winter.“I am grateful for the commitment the freeholders have made to public information and for the support they have shown to me and my staff and the work that we do,” Heine said. “The department is always striving to improve the way in which it communicates with residents about the programs and services the county offers.”In addition to producing a monthly TV show and utilizing traditional media outlets such as radio stations and newspapers, the department makes available a weekly e-newsletter and posts information on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Residents can sign up for the newsletter from the county’s homepage at www.visitmonmouth.com, where they can also find links for various social media outlets.County communications projects entered in this year’s competition ranged from Annual Reports to events for children, demonstrating the breadth of county government services as well as counties’ commitment to inform and engage their citizens.“Generating news and information about Monmouth County programs and services is necessary to keep residents informed about what’s going on in their county,” Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “We are pleased that the Public Information staff has been recognized nationally by their peers.”last_img read more

Coming Soon to the Old Post Office: Pizza

first_imgSEA BRIGHT – Tommy Bonfiglio is passionate about pizza. And the kind of pizza he cares about is cooked in a coal fired oven, the kind he will soon install in his new restaurant, Tommy’s Tavern + Tap, in the old borough Post Office building at 1030 Ocean Avenue.He plans to be open for business by mid-July. We’re looking forward to it,” he said. “We’re happy to be in Sea Bright.” Despite the ravages of Super Storm Sandy in 2012, much of the original post office structure remains, including the wooden beams on the ceiling, the brick walls and the 130-year old metal support columns in the north side of the building.Bonfiglio said he has brought in 30 truckloads of dirt to build up the floor of the building, which he plans to cover with polished concrete. He said he paid $1.6 million for the building and will put in another $2 million for its restoration.Brooklyn native Bonfiglio, 55, a partner in the Red Bank law firm Bonfiglio & Asterita, is not new to the pizza business. He has opened four Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza restaurants. Three were sold, including one in the Red Bank Galleria, and the fourth was closed. He previously owned the Dockside on the river in Sea Bright.
 Now Bonfiglio said he and his wife, Yvette, and his daughter, Andrea, would be working together at the new Sea Bright restaurant, not far from their Monmouth Beach home. He said the family loved being in the restaurant business.Bonfiglio said he liked the fact that since he has been in the restaurant business people recognize him, which doesn’t happen in the law profession.The restaurant will have 260 seats he said, with 100 outside – 60 on the river side and 40 on the east side of the building. There will be 45 television sets on the walls and a sports bar with 24 different beers on tap.The menu will be varied and include coal oven roasted pizza and wings, as well as pasta, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, tacos, sliders, dips, and other appetizers.He said he believes he reason that pizza prepared in a coal fired oven is so tasty is that it is done at 800 degrees, and cooks rapidly, retaining the flavor of the toppings. For his restaurant, Bonfiglio, has chosen the same kind of coal-fired oven used at the famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, near the Brooklyn Bridge.last_img read more

In Oceanport, New Historian Researching Old History

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |OCEANPORT – When Frank Barricelli attended his hometown Borough Council meeting this month, he merely wanted to ask the assembled officials to consider appointing a borough historian. He figured his request would be taken under advisement, debated at future meetings, maybe put aside for more urgent matters, and eventually a historian would be named.Two years ago when Barricelli restarted the moribund historical committee, he approached the council about the south Shrewsbury River town’s imminent 100th anniversary. He reminded them that “the centennial’s coming up, we really should do something about our town history book, published 50 years ago. A lot has happened since,” he said.Oceanport was still recovering from Super Storm Sandy and, as Barricelli remembers, “Everyone’s priorities were elsewhere with more important things to do.”In the meantime, Barricelli was reading everything about Oceanport he could. He found old photos, had them enlarged at his own expense, and suggested the council might put them up in the new town hall being planned. One of Barricelli’s motivations, besides loving where he lives, was that “new people moving in didn’t know what had occurred here in the last hundred years.”While Frank was assiduously researching, he made a trip to the Monmouth County Archives in Manalapan. “As a result of that visit,” he said, “and meeting Brielle’s historian John Belding, I got an email from him saying that all Monmouth County towns are ‘encouraged’ to have a historian.”In a be-careful-what-you-wish-for moment, Frank brought the email to the Oceanport Council at their November meeting. No sooner had he finished, when Mayor John “Jay” Coffey said, “Congratulations, you’re our historian,” which left Frank flabbergasted.His immersions into the past hundred years of local history will result in the publication of an updated version of “Oceanport in Retrospect.” The borough put out the original 224-page-plus volume in 1970. That one is chock-full of pictures, old maps and charts and the reminiscences of local citizens about the town that built up around what was called the Eatontown Dock.In the nineteenth century, around 1830, James P. Allaire built the dock on the South Shrewsbury River because of its relatively easy access to the ocean – through the now-closed Shrewsbury Inlet – and New York. Allaire’s furnace was cranking out hundreds of manufactured products like teapots and kettles from his factory in the Marsh’s Bog area (today’s Howell and Farmingdale). The inlet eventually sanded over and the new railroad routes throughout the shore mitigated the need for the town dock. The “Ocean Port” was effectively abandoned by the time the Civil War started.Frank loves pouring through documents like the old donated scrapbooks which revealed long-forgotten events affecting the town. He was surprised to learn, for instance, that when the old Pleasure Bay Swing Bridge, which connected the town to Long Branch, was torn down in the early 1960s “Long Branch fought rebuilding the bridge. They felt that a new elevated bridge with approach ramps would make them lose valuable housing lots.” Without a new bridge, the Oceanport peninsula would have become more isolated. “Our neighboring town was not exactly helping us keep our town viable.”Defining his new role as borough historian is keeping Barricelli plenty busy. “The only requirement, apparently, is that we file a report (to the county) once a year outlining our accomplishments.” But Frank Barricelli is not a man to accept a title with minimal responsibilities. He’s deeply involved in getting all the town’s organizations ready for the centennial celebrations, including procuring a proclamation of congratulations from, he hopes, Gov. Murphy in Trenton.He foresees an “Oceanport Day” at Monmouth Park racetrack. He’s still committed to decorating the new town hall with antique photos and maps highlighting the rich history of Oceanport. He wants to restock the library with local history books that he’s been buying himself. He’d love to see signs with photographs all over town indicating historical events and landmarks at places like Wharf Park, Red Men’s Hall, Wolf Hill and Fort Monmouth.Frank Barricelli’s challenge, like that of all historians, is assembling all he’s compiled and finding the time to begin writing his updated history of the town. He keeps finding interesting and little-known facts.“I just read that Aaron Burr’s in-laws, the Bartow’s, lived on nearby Horse Neck.” He’s on a mission to verify it before “that fact” winds up as an interesting tidbit in the book.“It’s one of those things,” he grins, “It’s hard to get started, but once you do, it’s all going to tumble out.”This article was first published in the Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Steady diet of Murdoch on horizon for Leafs

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsNelson hockey fans can get ready for a steady diet of Murdoch as the boys in the Green and White begin a stretch of five out of six games against division rivals tonight in the Sunflower City.Unfortunately, those divisional rivals have been less than hospitable to the Leafs, losers of five of seven games in the division — including four losses to Beaver Valley and tonight’s opponent the Castlegar Rebels.“Maybe it’s a mental thing,” Leaf captain Taylor O’Neil said earlier this week when asked about the upper echelon Murdoch teams. “We know we can compete against them.”“But those teams have been together a little longer,” added the 19, soon to be 20-year-old defenceman.Nelson returns home Saturday to host the Spokane Braves. In the only previous meeting between the two clubs, Nelson rallied from a 1-0 deficit to score four times en route to a 4-1 victory.Castlegar boasts an 8-3 record under rookie coach Steven Junker. However, the 16 points is fourth best behind KIJHL leader Osoyoos Coyotes (23 points), second overall Revelstoke Grizzlies (20) and Fernie Ghostriders (18).Nelson needs to pay special attention to KIJHL scoring leader Ryan Aynsley. The Kelowna product has a two-point lead over Taylor House and and three point advantage on Thierry Martine, both of Osoyoos. Top scorer on the Leafs is Gavin Currie with 12 points.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Derochie sinks Leafs with late game heroics

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsFor the third straight game the Beaver Valley Nitehawks used a late goal to steal victory from the jaws of defeat against the Nelson Leafs.Chris Derochie scored his third of the game with just over a minute remaining in the game to lift the Hawks past Nelson 6-5 in Fruitvale. In the past week Beaver Valley, with seven wins in eight games played between the two teams this season, has defeated the Leafs 2-1 in overtime, 3-2 and now 6-5.Leaf killer Ryon Sookro, and Derochie, each finished the game with four points.The Leafs rallied for two goals in a span of 27 seconds to tie the game at 5-5 late in the frame.Brantley Schapansky, Tyler Collins and Arie Postmus also scored for Beaver Valley. Raymond Reimer, Joel Stewart, finishing the game with four points, Adam Wheeldon, Cody Abbey with a pair, and Patrick Martens replied for Nelson.The game was tied at 1-1 after 20 minutes and 3-3 following two periods. Nelson out shot the Hawks 32-30.Nelson is back in action when the clubs hosts Castlegar Rebels in the first of a home-and-home series. Game time is 7 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Leafs edge Rebels in final preseason tilt Tuesday

first_imgColton Schell, J.J Beitel and Nelson product Matt McDonald also scored for the Leafs. Dylan Sibbald, with a pair, and Bryan Lubin replied for the Rebels.Brett Soles and Patrick Defoe split the netminding duties for the Leafs.The game was a fiesty affair with referee Erik Laughton sending player after player to the penalty box in the first period before the game settled down.The two teams played to a 1-1 tie Sunday in Castlegar.Castlegar, which ousted Nelson from last year’s post season  in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs, returns to the NDCC Arena to open the KIJHL season Friday against the Leafs.Game two of the home-and-home series goes back in the Sunflower City Saturday. Newcomer Greg Nickel got things going with a goal on the first shift sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 victory over visiting Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League preseason action Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.The win completed the exhibition season for Nelson. The Leafs finished the four-game set with a record of 1-1-2.last_img read more

Hawks win! Hawks cap amazing season with 2014 Keystone Cup title

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks made it look easy, winning six straight games including a 5-1 decision over host Abbotsford Pilots in the final to capture the 2014 Keystone Cup Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Championships Sunday in the Fraser Valley.The win comes a week after the Hawks won the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup in Nelson.Five different players scored for the Hawks which led 2-0 after 40 minutes.Fraser Stang, Riley Brandt, Taylor Stafford, Keanan Patershuk and Sam Swanson scored for the winners. Jarrett Martin replied for the Pilots.Brett Clark stopped 32 of 33 shots to register his fourth win of the tourney in goal.Beaver Valley dominated the tournament from the outset, outscoring the opposition 27-4 during the round robin.The Hawks were led in the tournament by Dallas Calvin, who topped all scorers with six goals and eight assists for 14 points in six games.Teammate Taylor Stafford finished the Keystone Cup with five goals and seven assists for 11 points.Beaver Valley, 63-15-1-3, finished the remarkable season with a KIJHL title, a Cyclone Taylor crown and a Keystone Cup championship.The only blemish on the season was the Hawks did not win the Murdoch Division regular season title, losing out to the Nelson Leafs by a point on the final day of the regular season.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017)–Sent from the opening bell, heavily favored Elwood J was all-out late to win Friday’s $56,000 allowance feature by one length under Flavien Prat. In a driving rain, the Jerry Hollendorfer trainee got six furlongs on a “wet-fast” surface in 1:09.83.Dispatched at 3-5 in a field of five California-bred or sired horses three years of age, Elwood J paid $3.40, $2.80 and $2.10. Owned by Joe L. Turner, the 3-year-old gelding by Vronsky notched his second win from five starts and with the winner’s share of $33,600, he increased his earnings to $83,940.“I don’t know how far this horse will go, but he sure ran good today,” said Hollendorfer assistant, Dan Ward, who related that Hollendorfer was “on his way to Florida” to attend this Saturday’s Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park. “We’ll look at some Cal-bred stakes for this horse.”Facing stiff pressure from eventual third place finisher Harvest a Storm until well inside the sixteenth pole, Elwood J set rapid splits of 21.50, 44.44 and 56.90 and held sway over longshot Popular Kid, who was motoring wide-out.Ridden by Modesto Linares, Popular Kid, who was last after the first quarter mile, was off at 12-1 and paid $7.00 and $3.40.Harvest a Storm, who was handled by Luis Contreras, checked in a half length behind Popular Kid and paid $2.80 to show.With sunny skies forecast for Saturday, Santa Anita will present a nine-race program, highlighted by the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. and admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgPURSES RAISED BY $10,000 ON EVERY NON-STAKES RACE AT SANTA ANITA PARK IN JOINT AGREEMENT BETWEEN TRACK & THOROUGHBRED OWNERS OF CALIFORNIAArcadia, Calif. (April 19, 2019)–Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California have announced a significant purse increase for all on non-stakes races through the next six weeks.  The purse for each non-stakes race will be increased by $10,000.  The increase will go into effect Friday, April 26th through June 2nd.  The program will be evaluated for the remaining three weeks of the spring meet, which extends through June 23rd. Entries for Friday will be taken on Easter Sunday.“We know the last few months have been tough on everyone especially our horsemen and owners, so working with the TOC we came up with an aggressive plan to boost all non-stakes purses for the next six weeks,” said Tim Ritvo, COO of The Stronach Group.  “This has also been difficult on our customers, and we are working hard to improve the product to thank them for their continued support.”“It’s important to all of California horsemen for Santa Anita to close this meet on a strong note,” added TOC Chairman Nick Alexander.  “We appreciate the purse supplements to be funded directly by The Stronach Group and welcome the opportunity to match those funds from the TOC purse account. This will result in over $1-Million of additional purse money for horsemen at Santa Anita in the next six weeks. Our hope is this is the first step in returning to the traditional four-day-a-week racing program at Santa Anita for our horsemen and racing fans.”In addition to being the Southern California home to celebrate the Triple Crown races, the later part of Santa Anita’s spring meet is anchored by two big racing events: Memorial Day Weekend featuring eight stakes races and Closing Weekend featuring seven stakes.last_img read more