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first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThe Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, an all-volunteer arts council, plans an all-new website and logo and is looking for someone to design the logo.Designers are invited to submit a logo expressing the vision and role of the arts council by July 2 to be considered for a $200 prize. Entries may be submitted by mail or e-mail or hand-delivered.Contest rules are available at www.atlantichighlandsartscouncil.org; by e-mailing [email protected], or calling 732-737-7160.* * * * *Captain David Harrison, base commander for Naval Weapons Station Earle, will speak at the Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. The meeting will take place at the Atlantic Highlands Senior Center in the Municipal Harbor.A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Harrison has served in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he led Navy efforts against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIED). Among his many U.S. Department of Defense positions, he has worked in Counter-Terrorism Policy and as deputy director for Deep Submarine Rescue and Diving. He received a Bronze Star and three Joint Meritorious Unit Awards for Operations Enduring Free­dom and Iraqi Freedom, and also holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University.Harrison will talk about environmental and community initiatives supported by the Navy in Monmouth County communities, and will answer audience questions. He also will share information and stories about the history and current use of the naval base.NWS Earle was commissioned in 1943, and includes a 2.9 mile-long pier in Sandy Hook Bay plus Bayshore property in Leonardo and a larger inland base in Colts Neck.LINCROFTDebbie Mans, executive director of the N.Y/N.J. Baykeeper headquartered in Keyport, will report on the health of New Jersey and New York bays, especially Raritan Bay, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 25 at Brookdale Community College.The presentation, open to the public, will include the college’s students and the members of the N.J. Friends of Clearwater and the Jersey Shore (Monmouth) Group of the Sierra Club.Mans also will discuss the ups and downs of her organization’s disputes with the state Department of Envi­ronmental Protection (DEP) over Baykeeper’s attempt to determine if oysters, whose beds were decimated by overharvesting and pollution, can be repopulated in Raritan Bay.The DEP, having been criticized by the U.S. Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA), shut down the Baykeeper’s effort to reintroduce the oyster. The DEP claimed that if poachers illegally took the oysters from the bay’s polluted waters, the contaminated oysters could make people ill and jeopardize the state’s entire shellfish industry. The U.S. Navy became involved in the issue.A cash buffet will be offered at 6 p.m. Mans’ presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.COLTS NECKThe Ashley Lauren Foundation is holding a Dance Walk for Kids with Cancer fundraiser.The event will be held on Saturday, June 23, with registration beginning at 11 a.m. It will take place on the walking path at the Colts Neck Municipal Complex, 124 Cedar Drive.The dance walk was made popular on Facebook by Ben Aaron, an LXTV NBC reporter, and has been viewed by 17 million people. It is walking and dancing – all done to music.A $10 donation will be accepted and be used to support the programs of The Ashley Lauren Foundation that help ease the burden of families with a child with cancer.The foundation helps with direct family assistance with such items as household bills, bills and medications not paid through medical insurance and traveling expenses to and from hospitals. The fundraising will also support programs for assistance with food, clothing, and household items; emotional support; support groups; parties for children; advocacy; outings; birthday and holiday gifts for children; the Making Dreams Come True program and anything else that is needed to make their lives easier and to let each child know that he or she is important.Additional information is available by calling the Ashley Lauren Foundation at 732-414-1625.* * * * *Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, the Monmouth County Park System’s Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market is the place to be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23.Held at Dorbrook Recrea­tion Area on Route 537, this event features individual, business and nonprofit vendors. Who knows what you might find? Discovery is half the fun.Prospective vendors are still welcome up to and including the day of the event. Vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, tent, merchandise and genial attitude. Those interested should email [email protected] or call 732-542-1642, Ext. 31.Additional information regarding the Monmouth County Park System is available by visiting www.monmouthcountyparks.com or calling 732-842-4000. Those with hearing impairment may dial 711 for the TTY/TDD number.RED BANKThe Men’s Ministry of the Pilgrim Baptist Church will host its annual Fatherhood Mentors Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 16.The guest speaker for this year’s event will be Derrick Simmons of the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson.There is no cost for the breakfast. Fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers and surrogate fathers are encouraged to bring a young man for a morning of fun and fellowship. All are welcome.Further information is available by calling 732-747-2348.* * * * *The New Jersey premiere of Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love, will be presented as a benefit by Monmouth Arts at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.The film will be shown at the Clearview Cinema on 36 White St. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Art Alliance, 33 Monmouth St.The reception and film will be $35 for Monmouth Arts members, $45 for non-members, and $10 for the film only.The proceeds will be used to match a New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant to benefit Monmouth Arts community arts programs.Sony Pictures Classics, Surf Taco, and the Springpoint Senior Living Foundation are sponsors of the event.LITTLE SILVERThe Little Silver Public Library is sponsoring a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, by author Jon Gertner who will discusses his book, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation.Gertner, an editor at Fast Company magazine and a writer for The New York Times magazine, documents the scientists behind the success of Bell Labs and looks at the reasons why Bell Labs became a source of innovation for electronic communication today.MIDDLETOWNThe Toms River-based ASTRA group is returning to lead the kick-off event of the teen summer reading program at the Middletown Township Public Library.The evening event of stargazing will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the library’s main branch, 55 New Monmouth Road.Telescopes will be provided for taking a peek at the cosmos, along with sky charts to use and take home.Funding for the library’s public programs comes from the support of the Middle­town Township Public Library Foundation, Inc.last_img read more

Light Strokes in After Effects Without Plugins

first_imgWant to create stylish light strokes in After Effects without purchasing 3rd party plugins?  This video tutorial will show you how to create the effect with tools that come included with After Effects.Simulated 3D light streaks and strokes can add punch to your video graphics, especially when added to logos and write-on effects.  Red Giant Software’s Trapcode 3D Stroke is the industry leading 3rd party effects plugin for creating these cool light effects.  Check out this video for an example of Trapcode 3D Stroke in action:However, at $99 Trapcode 3D Stroke may be a bit out of reach for those just starting out in motion design or only needing to use the effect for one instance.  So, with a bit of time and After Effects know-how you can create similar light stroke effects without the need for third party plugins.  The following video tutorial from German motion design artist Equiloud shows how to mimic the look using After Effects’ Vegas Effect, Glow Effect and Turbulent Displace tools.  The 3D light stroke effect is actually faked in After Effects’ 2D space.Check out Light Strokes Effect with Built-in Plugins // After Effects Tutorial (best viewed full screen):last_img read more

Pelicans’ Cousins ejected for swinging elbow at Westbrook

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ It wasn’t clear from replays whether Cousins caught Westbrook in the head or shoulder, or if the contact was significant.Officials did not eject Cousins from the game until after viewing replays on a TV at the scorers’ table, after which they called a flagrant two.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 shutoutHard contact is not required for such a foul. Only contact deemed “unnecessary and excessive,” according to the NBA rule book. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:46Duterte has only scratches on elbow, knee after motorcycle accident — Go01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters 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 New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) elbows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the head, drawing an ejection from the game, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — Pelicans center Demarcus Cousins has been ejected from a game against Oklahoma City after swinging his elbow near the head of Thunder star Russell Westbrook.The play occurred Monday night under the Pelicans’ basket in the third quarter after Cousins had secured a rebound. When Cousins raised his elbows near Westbrook’s face, the Thunder guard dropped to the floor holding his head.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP suspends referees in La Salle-Adamson Final Four clash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Men’s Open Team – 2019 World Cup

first_imgThe following players have been selected to represent Australia in the Men’s Open team at the 2019 Touch World Cup.The 2019 Touch World Cup will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 28th April – 4th May 2019.MEN’S OPEN TEAMJames BlackwoodStuart BriertyScott BuckleyScott BundyJustin CostelloShaun FrancisNick GoodDylan HennesseyMichael LawJordan Marshall-KingMadalitso MasachePeter NormanJonathan PalauAdam PrydeJames ShuteCiaran TonerCoach: Tony TradAsst Coach: Paul SfeirAsst Coach: Phil GyemoreManager: Paul FarahPhotography: Glen Eatonlast_img read more

Photo: Xavier Is Preparing For Tonight’s Game vs. Arizona By Listening To DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” On Repeat

first_imgChris Mack with his mouth wide openCINCINNATI, OH – FEBRUARY 28: Head coach Chris Mack of the Xavier Musketeers reacts in the first half of a game against the Providence Friars at Cintas Center on February 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 84-74 to claim the Big East Conference regular season title. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Xavier is an 11.5-point underdog in tonight’s Sweet 16 match-up against No. 2 seed Arizona, but if the program’s Spotify playlist is to be believed, the Musketeers are receiving proper motivation. Xavier Athletics tweeted out a picture of a playlist, which is just DMX’s 2003 hit “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” on repeat.Tonight’s playlist. #XMarchesOn pic.twitter.com/fdfsFfI0tv— Xavier Musketeers (@XUAthletics) March 26, 2015When it comes to X vs. the ‘Cats, one of the verses is a bit prophetic.Ain’t never gave nothin’ to me But every time I turn around Cats got they hands out wantin’ something from me I ain’t got it so you can’t get it Lets leave it at that cuz I ain’t with itPeople are certainly not giving Xavier a real chance in this one. We’ll have to see if the Musketeers can pull the major upset.last_img read more

Players parents and coaches in Whitehorse head into the hockey rink to

first_imgChris MacIntyreAPTN News12-year old Ryan Aitken traveled five hours from Dawson City to Whitehorse to attend the Learn to Lead Hockey Camp.Aitken has been to this hockey camp for the past few years in hopes to one day play in the NHL for his favorite team, the Edmonton Oilers.“It’s a lot of work. It takes a lot of time,” Aitken says. “You got to show up for practice on time. You actually have to try to work hard so you can get like this.”(Ryan Aitken takes these camps as opportunities to build his skills so that one day he can play for the Edmonton Oilers. Photo: Chris MacIntyre/APTN)It’s almost noon and the rink is full of blue and yellow jerseys and players skating back and forth passing pucks and taking shots.Pucks echo as some hit the boards and some hit the net posts.Amongst all the noise, directions from the coaches can be heard loud and clear.(Aaron Asham is surrounded by a group of happy but tired players on day 3 of the Learn to Lead hockey camp. Photo: Luke Smith/APTN)The coaches at this years hockey camp are Arron Asham, Wacey Rabbit and Brandon Montour.Asham, a retired former professional hockey player who played for 15 seasons with six different teams including the Montreal Canadiens, and with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.Wacey Rabbit plays with the Jacksonville Icemen, but has traveled all over the world playing hockey, and Brandon Montour, a defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres.There are 117 players in total at the five day camp that is put on annually by the Yukon First Nation Hockey Association.(Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour talks to players before they head out on to the ice ( Photo: Luke Smith/APTN)The Association was created in the 70’s to provide opportunities for players to compete with other provinces and territories.Players at this years camp have come from as far as Smithers, B.C.On day three of the camp, players were already starting to feel the affects of the training.Asham explained that although it’s a time for fun, it’s not easy.“We run them through drills trying to teach the proper ways how to stick handle, proper way how to take a stride,” he said.“Everyone seems to be having a good time. A lot of tired kids”Rabbit believes that skills off the ice are just as important as skills on the ice.“Some of the kids can’t skate and by Friday they are ripping around. So that’s just confidence building and they bring that in to everyday life,” said Rabbit.By saying it’s important he shares what he was taught by “respecting their teachers, respecting their classmates, and respecting themselves most of all”Montour was only at the camp for one day so he took every chance he could to interact with players on the ice and off the ice.As a current player in the NHL he had tons of great advice to give players.He was happy to be able to give back to community and he was excited to see so many kids.“I hope some kids here want to strive to be in the NHL or play competitive hockey” he adds “learn from us and you know, what we have to say and take even if its justa little bit, take a little bit and move forward with that”.With the end of the five days nearing, players are starting to skate faster, shoot harder and laugh louder.Ryan Aitken is excited to go home but can’t wait to tie his skates up and come back next July. Before he hits the ice he had just enough time to give his own piece of [email protected]last_img read more

Former Fort St John man arrested on terrorism charges released from custody

first_imgHamdan, a Jordanian national, was acquitted of those charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September 2017. Immigration authorities arrested him and determined at multiple detention reviews that he poses a danger to the public.The CBSA said that Hamdan made himself out to be a cheerleader for the Islamic State in many of his 85 Facebook posts as he glorified and encouraged lone-wolf attacks in Canada, the United States and other western countries.Hamdan cast his activity on Facebook as an alternative news source, providing his followers with another view of events in the Middle East as he relayed the message of a terrorist organization.The CBC says Hamdan must meet 25 conditions before he is released.  The CBC says a spokesperson for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada would not elaborate on what those conditions would be or when he would be released. VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Immigration and Refugee Board has ordered that a former Fort St. John man that was acquitted 2017 of four terrorism-related charges be released from custody until he is deported.According to the CBC, at a detention review hearing on Friday, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled he must be released from custody until he is deported from Canada.Othman Hamdan came to B.C from Washington state 16 years ago on a refugee claim and was arrested in Fort St. John in the summer of 2015 when he was originally charged with four terrorism offences.last_img read more

52yrold CA held for killing wife

first_imgGreater Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police, on Wednesday, arrested a 52-year-old chartered accountant (CA) who was found accused of strangling his 47-year-old wife to death in their apartment at a high rise residential society in Sector 151 of Noida.According to police, the arrested accused Jaiveer Singh killed his wife Kusum on April 15 at JP Aman society in sector 151. Victim’s brother informed police, a day after the crime, when the accused was taking the body for cremation to Bulandshahr. “Police acted upon the complaint and immediately contacted the local police, following which the cremation was stopped and the body was sent for post mortem. The accused had claimed that his wife had committed suicide by hanging with the ceiling fan inside bedroom but the autopsy reports revealed death due to strangulation. We have arrested the accused on Wednesday from Bulandshahr and he has been sent to jail after producing before the court,” Arvind Pathak, Station House officer of Knowledge Park police station in Greater Noida told Millennium Post. Meanwhile, victim’s brother Mahaveer Rausa alleged that accused Jaiveer had illicit relationship with some other woman since marriage. “Jaiveer has illicit relationship with some other woman and my sister was also aware of that. She was never happy with him but only lived for the sake of children,” said Mahaveer. Reports said that at the time of crime incident, the couple’s 24-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter were also present in the flat.last_img read more

Detroit Tiger Delmon Young Accused of Hate Crime But

One assault charge and one aggravated harassment hate crime later, Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers has become the latest victim of the New York city nightlife. Too much alcohol and a little bit of adrenaline-filled free time in the big city is not a winning combination, as a long list of professional athletes has discovered during trips to New York.According to the police, Young was highly intoxicated when he got into a fight outside of a Manhattan hotel at 2:40 a.m. The New York Post reported that Young shouted “F-ing Jews” to a group of tourists without provocation and threw one of them into a wall and then threw him on the ground. The Post story said the four men were in town for a bachelor party and when Young saw them talking to a man wearing a yarmulke he attacked the men and assaulted one of them, who the Post said was much smaller than the 6-3, 240-poung Young.Young makes $6.5 million a year—a fact that the Post did not hesitate to mention more than once. But toward the bottom of the Post story, Young’s lawyer offered an alternative version of events, claiming that the men were the instigators and there is a videotape which proves this.“Someone in the other party says something that causes him to react,” said his lawyer, Dan Ollen. There is no audio on the tape, however, which may make it difficult for Young to prove his version of events.In a statement, Young said, “I sincerely regret what happened. I take this matter very seriously and assure everyone that I will do everything I can to improve myself as a person and player.”Read more: read more