Miss New Jersey Pageant Parade Set for Wednesday on Boardwalk

first_imgThe annual Miss New Jersey Pageant Parade will travel the Ocean City Boardwalk between Sixth and 14th Streets starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Miss New Jersey Pageant events kick off on Wednesday (June 10) with the annual Ocean City Boardwalk parade at 7 p.m.The parade starts at Sixth Street and travels down the boardwalk to 14th Street.All 28 contestants will show their shoes and be dressed to salute the parade’s theme “Pages through the Ages.” Cierra Kaler Jones, reigning Miss New Jersey, will lead the parade.The forecast calls for a clear night with temperatures in the high 60s and a light southwest wind at parade time.Ocean City resident Devon Vanderslice and Dana Piccoli of Beesleys Point, two former Miss Ocean City winners, will compete for the title. There will also be numerous marching groups and special musical attractions in the parade. Gary Sakas, the reigning Mr. Mature America, will be a special parade guest along with Miss Ocean City Kendall Coughlin, Junior Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan and Little Miss Ocean City Hope Aita.The 28 Miss New Jersey contestants are vying to represent New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September. They will compete for three nights before a winner is crowned.Former Miss New Jersey Dena Blizzard will emcee the pageant. A TV and radio personality, Blizzard is now touring with her hilarious show, “One Funny Mother.”The Miss New Jersey preliminaries will be held June 11 and 12, with the finals and crowning on June 13 at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets, visit www.missnewjersey.net and click on “tickets.”last_img read more

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SAN FELIPE STAKES QUOTES

first_imgBOB BAFFERT, DORTMUND, WINNER, AND LORD NELSON, FOURTH: “Coming into this race he was doing much better than he was last time. He’s starting to fill out, getting stronger. As long as he stays healthy, the farther they go, he’s just getting cranked up there at the end, so that was pretty exciting.”Did he expect Dortmund to be on the lead? “Martin (Garcia) is on his own. All riders are on their own and they just rode their race. The thing about Martin, he knows all these horses, so if I have to give him instructions, then I’m in trouble. He knows the horse really well. The worse thing you can do is take him back and get him behind a wall of horses. He was doing it pretty easily. He’ll stay here (for the Santa Anita Derby, $1 million, Grade I, 1 1/8 miles on April 4).”CLIFFORD SISE, PROSPECT PARK, SECOND: “He ran very well, yeah. We were OK with the trip. I think the next step is the Santa Anita Derby.” -30- MARTIN GARCIA, DORTMUND, WINNER: “It looks easy because he’s such a good horse and when you have a horse that’s good, he makes it look easy.“I’m always confident because I know how good he is.“I don’t think there will be any difference for him when we add more distance; he can go any distance. It won’t be a problem for him.” VICTOR ESPINOZA, BOLO, THIRD:  “He ran an amazing race today. To be able to switch to the main track for the first time like he did, he ran fantastic. I know we lost some ground, but I liked where we were. I didn’t want to get a bunch of dirt in his face and I didn’t want to get him back in behind horses. Dortmund is a great horse, no doubt about it. Just for a moment there at the top of the stretch, I thought we could beat him, but he’s too tough.”TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: Winning owner Kaleem Shah is from San Diego. JOCKEY QUOTES KENT DESORMEAUX, PROSPECT PARK, SECOND: “I had a full ride. I had to throw on the air brakes in the first turn to get him covered. He galloped and cantered to the quarter-pole. I had to thread a needle there where he shied a bit. He was made for this. He did a great job. They got the battle, we’ll win the war.”last_img read more

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Huge crowds again expected for amazing Relay for Life event

first_imgOne of the biggest Relay for Life events in Europe takes place in Letterkenny this weekend with thirty-six teams and a host of top entertainers preparing to take part.And interest in it continues to spread far beyond these shores with a number of Relay for Life organising committees in the United States requesting video footage of the traditional Luminaria service at the LYIT campus to show at their own events which are being staged in the coming weeks.“It represents a real international dynamic to our own Donegal Relay,” chairperson of the local committee, Robert O’Connor points out. Over 1.2 million euro has been raised to date by the Relay initiative in Donegal which now enters its eighth year and continues to boost funding for the Irish Cancer Society in helping to provide care and emotional support for patients and their families in addition to funding research.“We are grateful to all who are taking part including the survivors, the carers, the teams, and the singers and musicians,” chairperson O’Connor acknowledges.“It’s amazing the people who get involved. We had a husband and wife from Glenties, both of them cancer survivors and aged in their mid to late eighties, who came to Relay last year meaning to stay for an hour or so and instead stayed for the whole twenty-four hours.”Leading the ever popular Survivors Choir, Donal Kavanagh, also referred to the sense of solidarity and support that marks Relay for Life and the community response to it. “Donegal is one of the biggest Relay for Life events taking place in Europe. It’s something the county can be really proud of,” he told a special assembly of team captains.Previewing this weekend’s Relay, which runs from 5.p.m. on Saturday through to Sunday evening at the LYIT campus, chairperson O’Connor stresses it’s still not too late for survivors to register for next weekend’s Relay event. They can turn up on the day or contact Donal Kavanagh at 087-6319699.The survivors undertake the opening lap of the track at the L.Y.I.T. on Saturday evening and then, led by the Cloughaneely band, retire to the main building for the traditional banquet.Following the survivors, the carers embark on their lap – an acknowledgement of the unstinting work they do for those enduring the cancer journey.“They do all the dirty jobs that no-one wants to do. And they do it selflessly and out of love,” insists Donal. While the opening ceremony of this year’s Relay is scheduled to be performed at 4.40.p.m. on Saturday, with Charlie Collins acting as M.C., pre-entertainment will be provided by Callum Keaveney and David Craig from 4.p.m.As committee member Ena Barrett reveals, there’s a hugely impressive line-up of entertainers on the Relay programme with top performers such as Jim Devine, Michael English, Anne Biddy, Gary Gamble, Evelyn Gallagher, Eddie Gallagher, Shaun Cuddy, Seamus McGee, and Hugo Duncan to name but a few set to provide the song and the music and countless opportunities for the dancers among the attendance.“We’re very grateful to Paddy Bradley for helping to line up this fantastic array of performers, each of whom gave their time for free to generate the atmosphere and support the Relay initiative.”One of the most emotional segments of the Relay for Life experience is the Luminaria ceremony scheduled for 10.30.p.m. on Saturday during the fading embers of dusk. And as has been the case every year, Moya Brennan and family will be involved in this particular part of the weekend. “We’re honoured to have someone of her musical stature come here every year to perform,” the Relay chairperson indicates.Meanwhile, mass will be celebrated at 7.a.m. on Sunday by Fr. Ciaran Harkin in the An Danlann building while Highland Radio will broadcast live another richly rewarding aspect of Relay, the Gospel Hour at 9.15.a.m. and the Ecumenical Service at 10.10.a.m., both of them featuring an array of outstanding voices and instrumentalists.Among them will be the Survivors Choir who will perform at various stages over the 24 hours and will feature ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ as part of their repertoire.Global Hero of Hope, Suibhan Gillespie, will be overseeing the ponytail cutting segment on Sunday where the donations of hair are subsequently presented to the Little Princess Trust and go to make wigs for cancer patients.Organisers stress that while awareness and fund-raising play a significantpart in the event, the celebration element is a constant feature of the weekend activities.“We want people to come and dress up or whatever – anything to bring in the fun element. There’s always a great atmosphere at Relay and a lot of laughter over the weekend,” insists committee member, Charlie Quinn.Huge crowds again expected for amazing Relay for Life event was last modified: May 25th, 2019 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:letterkennyRelay for Lifelast_img read more

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Suzuki, the Japanese manufacturer to launch the latest Vitara at 2014 Paris Motor Show

first_imgSuzuki i-V-4 Concept Japanese auto manufacturer Suzuki has released the official image of the newVitara sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). This compact crossover SUV will be officiallyunveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Interestingly, Suzuki is reviving theVitara model name for its all-new five-door car, which will compete againstrivals such as Nissan Juke and Ford Ecosport.Much like the Grand Vitara, a four-wheel-drive option will be offered viathe AllGrip system in the new vehicle. According to Suzuki, the Vitara”will have a striking road presence with distinctive design.” Globally,customers will get the option of personalising the car with different colourand trim customisation options.  The Vitara production model is based on the Suzuki iV-4 concept, first seen atthe 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is built on an all-new platform, which isexpected to underpin a number of future vehicles by the company.Power in the new Vitara is expected to come from the 1.6-litre petrol anddiesel powerplants from the SX4 S-Cross. A new generation S-Cross is expectedto come to India by 2015.last_img read more

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9 months agoPorto reveal huge release clause for Man Utd, Real Madrid target Militao

first_imgPorto reveal huge release clause for Man Utd, Real Madrid target Militaoby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid would have to pay €75m to sign Porto defender Eder Militao.The 20-year-old is being tracked by Manchester United and Real.But any deal for the youngster has been complicated by a clause in his current contract. According to Portuguese outlet O Jogo, Porto inserted a €75m in Militao’s contract after signing him from Sao Paolo last summer.United are working on a number of centre-back targets, with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly at the top of the list.Militao was previously viewed as a cheaper alternative before his release clause was reported. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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9 months agoMan Utd gag Mourinho ahead of pundit’s post

first_imgMan Utd gag Mourinho ahead of pundit’s postby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho won’t be allowed to discuss his firing by Manchester United during his punditry work with BeinSport.United inserted a confidentiality clause into his £15million severance package, and the club’s lawyers will watch whether the Portuguese coaches abides by the agreement.Mourinho will feature as a pundit for beIN Sports’ coverage of the Asian Cup match between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, as well as Saturday’s London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea.The Times says if Mourinho does not abide by the restrictions, he will lose a part of the mega severance package he agreed with his former club.And because the 55-year-old coach will have to avoid some burning questions, including over his relationship with Paul Pogba, the Qatari TV station will pay him “only” £60,000 per game. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Justice minister to examine jury selection after Saskatchewan verdict

first_imgAPTN NewsThe Liberal government is planning a “broad-based review” of the criminal justice system after an all-white jury delivered a not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of Colten Boushie.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the review will include peremptory challenges, which allow Crown and defence lawyers to reject potential jurors without stating a reason.The jury acquitted Gerald Stanley – a white Saskatchewan farmer – in the death of the 22-year-old Cree youth on Friday. Critics say the defense team used its set of peremptory challenges to strike out Indigenous people from the jury pool.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Indigenous people are “significantly underrepresented” in jury pools, but overrepresented in prisons.“We have a problem. We have much we need to do together to fix the system in the spirit of reconciliation,” he said during question period in the House of Commons on Monday. “That’s exactly what we’re going to be doing.”NDP MP Charlie Angus called on the Liberals to cut the platitudes and fix the “huge legal inequity” that Indigenous peoples face.“When the justice system fails an individual, there’s appeals, there’s legal precedence,” he said. “But when justice fails a people, it is incumbent upon leaders to take a stand because, let’s be clear, this system didn’t just fail Colten Boushie. This system has failed Indigenous people all the way back to Poundmaker and it has to stop.”Angus was referring to Chief Poundmaker who was convicted of treason following the North-West Rebellion in 1885. He died just over a year later despite professing his innocence.Wilson-Raybould and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale are scheduled to meet with the Boushie family and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Runaway 7yearold girl sneaks onto plane at Geneva airport

first_imgGENEVA – A Geneva airport spokesman says a runaway 7-year-old girl slipped through security checks and onto a plane without a boarding pass before being spotted by a crew member and handed over to police.Bernard Stampfli said Wednesday that authorities were enhancing measures to ensure that children are accompanied by adults when passing through security checks.In the incident Sunday, the girl, who was not identified, initially slipped away from her parents at Geneva’s main railway station and travelled by train to the airport. Stampfli said the girl repeatedly “took advantage of her small size” and employed a “ruse” to make it look like she was travelling with adults ahead or behind her.After a first attempt failed, she tried again and succeeded — getting aboard an EasyJet flight to Corsica.last_img read more

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Videotron sues Bell for 785 million over actions of travelling sales reps

first_imgMONTREAL – Videotron has launched a $78.5-million lawsuit against its telecom rival Bell Canada for allegedly contravening Quebec’s consumer protection law in its efforts to recruit new customers.The Quebec-based company says Bell’s travelling sales representatives flout the law by exploiting a loophole that allows them not to provide these clients with written contracts at the door if they are concluded at a distance.Videotron alleges in the 11-page statement of claim filed in Quebec Superior Court that Bell sales reps don’t have the required permits.It also claims Bell sellers call another representative on the phone who takes the order and finalizes the contract, thereby avoiding the need to immediately provide a written contract to the new customer.Videotron says Bell’s actions put it at a competitive disadvantage by increasing Bell’s chances to convince more customers to sign a contract.Bell declined to comment because the matter is before the courts.Companies in this story: (TSX:QBR.B, TSX:BCE)last_img read more

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