first_img84, passed away on May 21, 2018. He was born in Bayonne to the late Elizabeth (nee: Leahy) and Charles Ryan. He was the sexton at St. Andrew the Apostle Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. James is survived by his siblings, John (retired Bayonne Fire Department) and Elizabeth Tranberg; his niece and nephew, Anne Marie and Martin Juenge; and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Robert and Michael Ryan, Margaret Levandowksi, Catherine Rosario, Anne Juenge and Marie Lombardi. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franciscan Friars of Atonement, 40 Franciscan Way, Garrison, NY 10524. Condolences may be received at bayonnememorialhome.com. Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.last_img read more

Graham Nash Calls Trey Anastasio A ‘Great, Great Guitar Player’ In New Interview

first_imgJust a few months ago, guitarist Trey Anastasio took some time out of his solo band show to talk about a unique experience he had with the legendary Graham Nash. The story came right before TAB debuted “49 Bye Byes” in Brooklyn, NY, back in October, where he met Nash backstage at a concert.The punchline of the story was when Nash told Anastasio, “don’t fuck it up,” referring to Phish’s growing fan base and musical contributions. Fortunately, the group is still going strong.You can watch the video of the story and cover below:Naturally, when Relix had the opportunity to sit down with Graham Nash, they couldn’t help but ask him his motivation for the comment. Nash responded with nothing put superlatives for Phish and their scene.Nash said, “Of course—the legacy of Phish and the Grateful Dead has always been interesting, musically. But I recognized that Trey is a great, great guitar player and that Phish had the ability to go on and draw 100,000 people to a concert on a mere rumor. That kind of success—that kind of power in terms of communicating music to people who love it—that’s what I told him not to fuck up. He has that power, and he’s a great musician, of course.”The majority of the interview focused on Nash’s new solo release, This Path Tonight, as well as some reflections on the tenure of Crosby Stills and Nash. While the interview was published earlier today, it was seemingly conducted before Nash’s recent comments that all but ended the possibility for future CSN performances.At least he has good taste in music.[Cover photo via Erik Kabik]last_img read more

Getting down to cases

first_imgHarvard is a place of high academic realms, where scholars tackle complex issues that would confound many observers.For instance, Emil Aamar is a fellow at Harvard Medical School who studies molecular genetics in zebrafish. Diane Truong, a graduate student in chemistry, investigates evolution on a molecular scale. Yiqiao Tang, finishing a third year of doctoral work in physics, works in a lab that takes images of single molecules, and traps nanoscale objects in solution.But hold those deep thoughts.Aamar, Truong, and Tang — all strangers to one another two weeks ago — recently took a break from their brainy disciplines. From July 20 to 30, they were among 58 Harvard graduate students and fellows who took part in a “case competition” co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate Consulting Club. Their mission: Learn to think, act, and present like consultants.Consultants are the outside experts whom businesses hire — at handsome fees — to explore key problems. They are a major pillar in a world driven by dollars and cents and data. They also can be models of how to work fast, hard, and in well-tuned teams to present results on a deadline.“I’m a freshman at this,” said Tang, a member of Harvard Team 1 with Aamar and Truong. Consulting is new to him, but he’s eager to explore it as a way to market his expertise someday.Filling out Harvard Team 1’s roster was Kartik Balachandran, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He studies tissue engineering for cardiac muscles.During the competition, teams from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were given a business “case” — a problem — to solve. They had 10 days to investigate data, conduct interviews, arrive at solutions, and summarize their findings in brisk presentations.The 58 competitors from Harvard represented many disciplines, including chemistry, physics, engineering, medicine, public health, and government. Five were from the Harvard Extension School, 19 were Ph.D. students, 21 were postdoctoral fellows, and one was a Harvard instructor. Competition wrapped up with a daylong slam of team presentations in front of a dozen consultants, who threw back praise, criticism, and hard questions. In the spotlight were 12 teams from Harvard and eight from MIT.In the end, MIT teams captured the top two prizes, and Harvard Team 10 took third place. (On that team were Sabine Akabayov, Heather Bowerman, Vasileios Papapostolu, Xuefang Xie, and Tingting Zhang.)Tang was not bothered by the results. After all, his team was one of the competition’s five finalists. And, more important, all had learned something. He said that consulting skills — how to research, how to make quick decisions, how to work fast — transfer to every discipline.Then there was a lesson in the power of teamwork, said Truong — which is not always the way researchers operate. She and her teammates spent up to three hours a day preparing for a 10-minute presentation.The competition is “the perfect forum” for young experts who are curious about consulting but know little about it, said Prashant Raghavan, the co-president of the Harvard consulting club, which has 400 active members and offers a popular “mini-MBA.”“Consultants are problem solvers,” said Raghavan, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. His own interests are proof of the club’s non-business origins: He studies stem cell regulation in roundworms.The competing teams interacted twice with professionals. Harvard Team 1 met with McKinsey & Company consultant Chris Rezek in a sun-filled seminar room in Maxwell-Dworkin. Consultants bring speed, data, focus, and intellectual rigor to a client’s problem, said the MIT grad and Yale M.B.A. “You’re giving them transparency,” he said, and enough background to make a big decision.Shelby Clark, M.B.A. ’10, agreed on the value of consultants. Of his own company, he said, “It’s hard for us to pull back and ask the important questions sometimes.” Clark is CEO and founder of RelayRides, a Cambridge transportation startup launched this summer. The company provided the competition’s case: What is the best way for this fledgling operation to expand?RelayRides bills itself as “the world’s first person-to-person car-sharing community,” an eco-friendly, cheaper answer to Zipcar. The idea is that motorists are paid to let screened drivers use their cars, which otherwise sit idle in driveways and garages. Borrowers pay no annual fee, get low hourly rates, and are shielded by a company-supplied insurance program.The RelayRides expansion puzzle was presented on the first day of the case competition, when novice consultants from both schools gathered in Harvard’s Tsai Auditorium to meet their teammates.They got a primer in consulting, too. Among the lessons: Think as a team starting on the first day, since teamwork is the engine of fast action. Pick a group leader. Develop messages that are coherent, direct, and concise. Make presentations crisp and creative. Get research where you can, including from experts.“Consulting is a people business,” said Harvard biochemist Ethan Karp, who helped deliver the first-day primer. He’s the onetime president of the graduate consulting club and founder of the Harvard Volunteer Consulting Group. He will soon join McKinsey & Co.Rezek agreed, calling consultants “a big value” who multiply expertise. He imagined a business that just hired consultants. “They’re hiring four people,” said Rezek, “but they’re getting 16,000 people from around the world.”Said a hopeful Aamar, speaking for the young experts of the future: “We are looking for such positions.”last_img read more

Student robbed on path surrounding St. Joseph’s Lake

first_imgA male student was robbed on the path around St. Joseph’s lake in the early hours of Sept. 27, Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) announced in a crime alert email sent to students Sunday morning.The student was on the path near the power plant at around 1:50 a.m. when he was approached by “a person or persons,” who then took his cell phone out of his hands and pushed him down, the email said.No injuries were reported in the email, and no description of the suspect or suspects was provided.“Community members are encouraged to travel in groups or contact O’SNAP for a safety escort at (574)-631-5555 or via the ND Mobile app Transit icon,” the email said.Tags: crime alert, robberylast_img read more

Always on the road: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees will play home games in 6 different stadiums

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Along the first-base line, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees warmed up in their home white uniforms with the iconic Yankee blue pinstripes. On the other side of the field, the Syracuse Chiefs donned their road grays.On the outfield wall in left-centerfield, though, a sign declares Alliance Bank Stadium the Triple-A home of the Washington Nationals. When lineups were announced, the public address announcer read the Yankees’ lineup first and then emphatically listed off the Chiefs’ starters to applause from the crowd.This is the bizarre situation the SWB Yankees find themselves in for the 2012 season. As their home stadium in Moosic, Pa., PNC Field, undergoes a $40 million renovation, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees is roaming around upstate New York to play home games in six different stadiums. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will play ‘home’ games in Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Batavia, in addition to Allentown, Pa., and Pawtucket, R.I. The Yankees played their ‘home opener’ Saturday in Syracuse, winning 6-3.Aside from taking the field first and wearing their home uniforms, nothing had the feeling of being in their own ballpark.‘The only thing that felt like a home game was that we had white pants on. That’s it,’ Yankees manager Dave Miley said. ‘And we got to hit last.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThough SWB adopted the moniker the ‘Empire State Yankees’ as an unofficial name to try and localize the team to the upstate New York region, the fans in Alliance Bank Stadium were there to support their hometown Chiefs.When the Yankees jogged out of their dugout to take the field, only one fan clapped from the stands behind first base. Yankees starter Adam Warren retired to the side in the first inning and walked off the mound to virtual silence.One week ago, Warren pitched on the same mount as the visiting starter.Warren said the start Saturday felt nothing like the team’s home opener. His white uniform and taking the field first didn’t shake the feeling of being on the road.‘To me, it felt like just another start. I didn’t really think too much about it,’ Warren said. ‘For me, I’ve already pitched here before, so it didn’t really feel any different for me than the last start.’The Chiefs, on the other hand, welcomed the opportunity to play a road game in their home ballpark, in front of their own fans.Mark Teahen, who spent six full seasons in the major leagues with the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays before this season, said he didn’t mind having to be the road team but admitted it felt out of the ordinary.‘A little strange,’ Teahen said. ‘I’d prefer to play all our road games at home, so it’s nice to still be in front of our fans here.’The Yankees won’t have that luxury until opening day of 2013, and even that target date is uncertain right now. The renovation would have to go almost exactly as planned for the stadium to be ready in time.PNC Field, which opened in 1989, was in desperate need of a renovation. The Yankees drew less than 5,000 fans per game, had the second-worst attendance in the International League and the fourth-worst for all Triple-A teams last season.As the Triple-A affiliate of a major league team that draws more than four million fans each season, the lack of attendance for Scranton was startling.The architect for the new stadium is EwingCole, the firm that designed the Philadelphia Phillies’ stadium, Citizens Bank Park, and Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa., the home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate.Mike Vander Woude, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s director of broadcasting and media relations, said the new stadium will be a much more appealing place to watch a game for fans.‘If it’s going to be anything like those two stadiums, then yeah, you’re going to have no complaints,’ Vander Woude said. ‘When we go down to Lehigh Valley, it’s one of the best stadiums in the league to go to. Roomy concourses, 360 degrees, wrap around the whole ballpark and a lot of fan amenities that you’re not going to have at any stadium that’s 24, 25 years old like our stadium is.’But to play for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre while those changes take place is a challenge.DeWayne Wise is a 34-year-old outfielder who spent nine seasons playing in the major leagues. As a member of the Chicago White Sox in 2009, Wise drew fame when he made a leaping catch up against the U.S. Cellular outfield wall to preserve Mark Buehrle’s perfect game.Now he’s one of the oldest players on his Triple-A team and trying to make it back to the major leagues.Wise said the constant travel is toughest on players who have families because they’re flying them to road cities all season. Instead of having to live out of a suitcase for short spurts of time, as they do during every other season, Wise and his teammates will do so for the entire six-month season.‘I think pretty much everybody is just going to be hopping from hotel to hotel, suitcase to suitcase all year,’ Wise said. ‘It’s going to be frustrating. The guys that have families, that are married, kids, it’s going to be like flying your wives and kids to the road cities all year.’Ramiro Pena, the Yankees’ shortstop, has spent considerable time in the major leagues as a utility infielder for the New York Yankees. Standing in front of his locker in the clubhouse Saturday, Pena said the situation was ‘OK’ several times and that the players were adjusting.Still, this much travel is an anomaly.‘It’s tough. It’s tough to get used to. It’s tough everywhere you play,’ Pena said. ‘But like I said, we’re trying to deal with this.’The players said knowing two months in advance of the season what the situation would be helped them prepare for the unorthodox home schedule. Wise said winning can help make this strange season a little easier.The Yankees started out the season 1-5, and Wise told his teammates they better start winning games or else it’s going to be a ‘long year.’They’re still playing baseball, but for this season, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are a team without a home.‘You know coming into the season what it’s going to be like,’ Wise said, ‘and we’re just trying to stay positive, stay focused, and go out and play.’[email protected]center_img Published on April 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

Džanan Musa is the best Shooter of the European Championship!

first_imgThe junior national basketball team of Bosnia and Herzegovina successfully completed the group stage of the European Championship. With two victories and one defeat, they managed to reach the quarterfinals of the championship which is being played in Samsun, Turkey this year.The amazing Džanan Musa won the title of the best shooter in Eurobasket.In three played matches at the European Championship in Turkey, Musa scored 61 points, which is on average 20.3 points per match.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

Uganda Cranes back, Museveni to host them Monday

first_imgIn the Group stage Uganda Cranes beat the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 before settling for a 1-all draw against Zimbabwe. The team went on to fall 2-0 to hosts in the last Group A match to finish second in the group and make it to the Round of 16.But before the game against Senegal the players staged a sit-down strike over pay. FUFA later announced that they will reward every player with US$6,000 (Shs22 million) for qualification for the Round of 16. Museveni meets Cranes earlier. PHOTO PPUEntebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will host Uganda Cranes Monday, after a bitter-sweet 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.Uganda reached the knockout stage for the first time since 1978, but a players’ strike, and the resignation of coach Sebastian Desabre have clouded what was supposed to be a great performance by the Cranes.Several players are already back, while others arrive Monday morning, in time for the afternoon meet with President Museveni, soccer governing body FUFA said in a statement.The Cranes fell out 1-0 to Senegal in the Round of 16 in a match played at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Bunker

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Bunker! He is a 3-year-old, 58-pound cute and sweet guy who is looking for a forever home with a fenced yard and humans who will take great care of him. Bunker’s mamma was a white German Shepherd and my papa was a red-nosed Pit Bull. He is well-qualified to be your good companion, and excellent family dog because he loves people, older dogs, nice cats, and toys. His pink nose and pearly toenails give him a polished gentlemanly appearance, which is a bonus, because he is ready to go at a moment’s notice. If you have a fenced yard and can feed him a nice chicken-free diet, then he would like to apply for the position of your loyal, goofy, and playful best friend.If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Bunker in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

What could have been: Rakheem Cornwall attracted NFL offers before cricket came to his…

first_imgAdvertisement 5az2tpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsfxf17Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eh9ccpu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3n6Would you ever consider trying this?😱mopbyCan your students do this? 🌚l89qRoller skating! Powered by Firework West Indies all-rounder Rakheem Cornwall was reportedly eyed by the runner ups of the 2020 Super Bowl, San Francisco 49ers. The franchise were impressed with the  6′ 6″ physical stature of the Caribbean born which was deemed as a curse heading into his cricketing career. Advertisement Just three months before his test debut against India, interest for the all-rounder spiked. Despite having no experience playing American football, the NFL franchise were prodded to give Cornwall a chance by their manager.Advertisement Their pursual was dead and buried after the Super Bowl runner-ups had already signed a 24-year-old player with similar physical attributes. As a result, the 49ers let go without even offering Cornwall a trial.Cornwall ultimately received the reward for his consistent hard work at the first-class level with a call-up to the first team. Cricket ultimately made the rescue after realizing it could have lost a potential gem to American football.Advertisement In his short career so far, while he is yet to talk with the bat, he has certainly made the ball do all sorts of things with his off-spin. The slow pacing in the run-up, the flight, turn and bounce is a sight to behold in the art of off-spin which is getting warmed up for its renaissance.During a talk with Cricbuzz, the all-rounder revealed how he deals with the hype around him. He said:“It don’t really matter to me. I just put it behind me and go forward. At the end of the day, I still have to go out there and perform. I can’t be burdened down with what people say. If I don’t perform, I will still get bashed,”After spending his childhood watching cricket more than playing it, it is a habit that has embedded in his system now.“Yeah I love cricket. I will watch any kind of cricket from under-15 to anything. I will at least watch them for 5-10 minutes and only then move on,” “I always want to be a respectable person in the community. People look at me as a role model, so I just have to make sure I stay disciplined. I know how to deal with the attention because I’m used to it,”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:James Anderson claims no-saliva rule needs to be managed in order to not favour batsmen too much Advertisementlast_img read more

Literacy Volunteers Offers Training and Prep Classes

first_imgLiteracy Volun­teers of Monmouth County will be offering two volunteer-tutor trainings and a U.S. Citizenship Preparation Class this fall.Autumn Tutor Training 1 will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept.18 through Oct. 23 at Brookdale Com­munity College’s Higher Edu­cation Center, 213 Broadway, Room 103, Long Branch.Autumn Tutor Training 2 will be held 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 7, 21, 28 and Nov. 4, 18, 25, at the Neptune Public Library, 25 Neptune Blvd., Neptune.Cost for the program is $10 nonrefundable registration fee and an additional $35 for books and materials due at the first session for books and materials. Refresher courses are free to trained tutors. Class size is limited.U.S. Citizenship Prepara­tion Class is a 10-week class to be offered on Monday evenings Sept. 16 through Nov. 18 at Brookdale Com­munity College in Long Branch, 213 Broadway, Room 103, Long Branch. This class is recommended for Perman­ent Residents (green card status) who will be applying for U.S. Citi­zenship in 2013-2014. Stu­dents should have English speaking, reading and writing skills. Topics will cover the naturalization process, U.S. history, civics, testing, interview practice and N-400 application content as well as the “100 questions.” Class size is limited to 15 students and there is a $10 registration/materials charge per student.To register for any of these programs, or to find out more about Literacy Volunteers, contact LVMC at 732-571-0209.last_img read more