first_imgBy Jay Cook |HOLMDEL – An accord struck last year by Holmdel’s all-Republican governing body calls for an annual rotation of its elected officials to govern from the mayor’s seat, allowing for a fresh approach on the best way to manage the 18-square-mile town.In the 2018 calendar year, the mayoral office has shifted to Thomas Critelli.A five-year committeeman and first-time mayor, Critelli thanked his Republican counterparts both sitting beside him and in the audience for the opportunity to serve as Holmdel mayor for the next 365 days. Newly sworn-in committeeman Rocco Pascucci was unanimously voted in as the deputy mayor for 2018. Former mayor Greg Buontempo was also sworn in as a committeeman for his third term.“During last year’s reorganization, we discussed rotating the mayor’s seat each year, which was something this committee had not done for some time,” Critelli said, moments after being sworn in by former Holmdel mayor and Assemblywoman-elect Serena DiMaso. “I’d like to extend a special thank you to Mayor Greg Buontempo for allowing us to honor that commitment.”After his first mayoral speech, Critelli told The Two River Times that the agreement to elect a different mayor every year from within the unified governing body will benefit Holmdel.“It’s more about getting fresh ideas,” Critelli said, while also adding he’ll still collaborate with the four members on the township committee. “I think the public thought we were getting a little stale and maybe not moving as rapidly as we needed to – a little change is all.”Critelli is a 27-year Holmdel resident who owns three small businesses with his wife, Mary, in northern New Jersey. Critelli is a certified public accountant and is the president and founder of Danitom Development, a real estate development company. He also owns a manufacturing company and a convenience store, he said.Critelli believes that background and experience can only benefit Holmdel as he takes over the mayor’s seat.“I like to see things get done, not bureaucratically slow things down. The town can be bureaucratic in its thinking because of some of the people that have been here for long periods of time who like to do things at their pace,” he said. “We hope to be able to kick-start that a little bit and get things moving, sort of like a small business.”In his address to residents in attendance, the new mayor said there’s much to look forward to “in a truly exciting time in Holmdel township.”Critelli said the governing body will focus on continuing the relationship with Somerset Development, owners of the 473-acre Bell Works site just a mile from town hall; keep the municipal tax rate flat for residents; look to expand recreational activities for all residents; and engage in “aggressively rebuilding” faulty roads and infrastructure in town.Finding more recreational opportunities for Holmdel residents has been a recent goal for the governing body, Critelli said. The township committee authorized the creation of an ad hoc recreational committee early last year; a report compiled by the committee and a consultant will be provided to residents by the end of the month, he said.“We’re going to release that information and hopefully be able to exercise and move on some sort of aggressive improvements at the recommendations of the committee,” he said.Critelli also spoke about improving emergency service communications in the township. He said Police Chief John Mioduszewski was inquiring about new systems for his officers.Also on tap for 2018 will be a decision regarding Holmdel’s affordable housing obligations. The township will have a fairness hearing before a Superior Court judge in Freehold later this year with the Fair Share Housing Center, a group which litigates in favor of low-income housing throughout the state. Critelli declined to go into detail considering the pending litigation, but did say, “I expect it to be resolved sooner rather than later.”Since it is his first term as mayor, Critelli told residents he’d rely upon his current and former colleagues for guidance if needed. Committeemen Greg Buontempo and Eric Hinds are both former mayors, as are DiMaso and Monmouth County Freeholder-elect Pat Impreveduto, last year’s deputy mayor in Holmdel.“There’s an enormous amount of knowledge from the mayors that have come before me,” Critelli said. “I don’t like to go into anything blind, so I can rely on them for the right way to approach something.”This article was first published in the Jan. 4-11, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_imgThe Trafalgar Girl’s Volleyball team earned the elite status after capturing the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Volleyball Championships Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.It was Trafalgar versus Trafalgar in the final, with Trafalgar winning the title.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to bestow the honour on the Trafalgar squad of Team of the Week.The squad includes: coach Staci Proctor, Amanda Creak, Maia Thibault, Alicia Griko, Lily Huttemann, Sophie Borhi, Mimi Lockhurst, Maia Robertson-Weir, Jaydon Rushton, Brynn Belland, Kristin Vanhorne, Rylee Zondervan, Michaela Anderson, Camryn Parnell, Bryce Winters, Reece Hunt, Shayla Elias, Olivia Kelly, Sophie Edney, Finn Pitcairn and Maren Kernan. They’re back in the Mallard’s Team of the Week winner’s circle.last_img read more


first_imgAfter winning the Kentucky Derby for the second straight year, jockey Victor Espinoza is excited to go for the elusive Triple Crown. Follow Victor as he visits ESPN and throws out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. Good luck in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 16! Come to Santa Anita for live racing plus watch the simulcast of the Preakness Stakes. Special packages available.last_img


first_img“AFC Leopards is a top team and they will definitely fight for the Shield. We need to prepare well if we are to stand a chance against them. We are on track and our ambition is high since we have come a long way in this competition,” Ouna noted.The former Gor Mahia and Posta Rangers assistant coach hopes his side will be in full strength for the clash with two of his key players, Dan Odhiambo and striker Joe Waithira facing a race for fitness with knee injuries.The coach has also revealed that he will not take the game lightly despite AFC Leopards currently struggling in the league at 13th spot.Wazitos Piston Vinyuli up against Zoo Kericho’s Michael Madoya.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.Wazito, who are chasing a first ever promotion to the top flight league are third in the NSL standings with 42 points ahead of former KPL sides Ushuru and KCB  who lie 4th and 5th respectively.Ouna’s arrival at the club mid-last season has come in with a turn of fortune for the side formed just less than five years ago. Having helped them to finish within the top half of the table after finding them struggling, the coach now looks on for promotion.However, he admits it will be a treacherous tread hunting for promotion considering the competition his boys face but having achieved his half season target, he knows they just need an intensive final push to get top flight status.“Our target in the league was 37 points at the end of the first leg but we managed 38. We are going to face every game with the required importance and hopefully, we can achieve something at the end of the season. Now, it is game by game and the immediate focus is the GOtv Shield,” the coach noted.According to the initial plan put up by KPL and the Football Kenya Federation, the top two teams from the NSL will be automatically promoted while the third placed team will be engaged in a play-off with the team that finishes 16th in the KPL.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000National Super League side Wazito FC wil be eyeing promotion to the top flight KPL next season.NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 10- National Super League (NSL) side Wazito FC are focused on a successful campaign in the GOtv Shield with their eyes focused on upsetting Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants AFC Leopards when the two sides face off in the quarter finals on August 19.Though he admits it will be a tough duel against the 13-time KPL champions, Wazito head coach Frank Ouna believes his side will be well armed for the tough contest with his charges expected back to training on Thursday after the short election break.last_img read more


first_imgDo you fancy becoming a football pundit? Take a listen to the clip above and give it your best shot hereRaheem Sterling will leave Liverpool for a “big club” within the next few seasons, according to Rodney Marsh.The attacking starlet is reportedly close to signing a new contract with the Reds, but Marsh insists that will not stop a European giant like Real Madrid from luring Sterling away from Anfield.“They are talking about his new contract and all these numbers but I think Raheem Sterling will definitely not be a Liverpool player in the not too distant future,” the ex-England striker, who also believes Harry Kane will be tempted away from Tottenham, told the Sports Bar.“He may stay another year or two but, ultimately, he will be at a big football club.”What are your thoughts on Rodney Marsh’s view? Do you think you could cut it as a pundit?This is your chance to prove how good a football pundit you could be! talkSPORT has teamed up with The Carlsberg Fan Squad on a mission to find Probably The Best Pundit in the World… with probably the best prize too!The winner will become part of the on air talkSPORT team, live from a Premier League ground on the final day of the season!Get recording your entries now and also keep an eye out for the People’s Pundit van, which is now on tour to catch all of your punditry skills outside UK football grounds!It’s a fantastic opportunity! So head to www.thepeoplespundit.co.uk to find out more now.last_img read more


first_imgDog and dog’s best friend, CacheDweebDid you know there are groups of gadget cache builders who slave away, day after day, week after week, huddled deep inside cluttered garages, endlessly tinkering with magnets, locks, pulleys, springs, clasps, and other such bric-a-brac? They do this for you, to put a smile on your face, and in turn, an even bigger smile on their own. Meet one such clever cache creator, CacheDweeb. His claw-machine, drawer-popping, and sound-enhanced DONKEY KACHE was featured as a Geocache of the Week. We ask a few questions, get a few answers, and learn the method behind the madness of this master cache owner. Geocache of the Week: DONKEY CACHEGeocaching HQ: What’s your background outside of geocaching?CacheDweeb: I work in IT. I’m not an engineer, but I love tinkering with things and figuring how stuff works. I like biking, hiking, and kayaking and besides geocaching, my hobbies include woodworking and building/flying giant scale radio controlled airplanes.CacheDweeb at a kayak event GC766XYGeocaching HQ: How and when did you hear about geocaching?CacheDweeb: My brother introduced me to geocaching in 2015. He had been doing it for 6 months, and then explained it to me while we were on a camping trip. After going out and finding a few caches with him, I was hooked. I already hike/bike/kayak, so geocaching just adds more to outdoor adventures.Geocaching HQ: What got you hooked?CacheDweeb: After finding about 200 caches, I happened to stumble across one of WVTim’s gadget cache videos. Once I saw that, those were the caches that I wanted to find. Not having anything like that in my immediate area, I decided to build a gadget cache and put it out. The local cachers loved it. Since then that’s what I’ve been building and placing.Geocaching HQ: What keeps you engaged in the game?CacheDweeb: I think what keeps me engaged are my friends. Since I’ve started geocaching, I met a lot of great cachers who are now some of my closest friends. I don’t get out to cache as often as I like, but I belong to a committee called the C-Mass Geofest (Central Massachusetts) who work with the Sturbridge Tourist Association and the Chamber of Commerce. We’ve been hosting large Event Caches for four years now.I also belong to a local Gadget Cache Builders group. It is a secret closed group on Facebook, with about 25 gadget cache builders, including WVTim. It is strictly for builders only, as the information on there is all spoilers. We share our projects, our skills and experience, and our friendships. They are all a great group of people.Geocaching HQ: For you, what makes a quality cache?CacheDweeb: One that is well maintained and fits its surroundings, whether it’s camouflaged or in plain sight. Of course, I love gadget caches, but I also like ‘unique’ hides, or what I call “something other than Tupperware”.Geocaching HQ: What’s the best approach to take when creating a geocache?CacheDweeb: I think the best approach is to choose materials for the container which blend in with its surroundings, and most of all, hold up to the climate it is placed in. As far as the best approach to creating gadget caches, you need to make them as bullet-proof as possible. Use materials that will hold up to a large number of cachers poking, pulling, and pushing everything on it. Also, you need to select the correct materials for the type of climate it will be in. For example, here in New England, we get everything from heat, wet, cold, and chill-to-the-bone frozen. Using wood for push/pull rods or slides won’t last because the wood swells in the humidity. You can use plastic or metal, which will work better and last much longer. Also, you need to test, test, test before you have your gadget cache published. I have my muggle family and friends test my gadget caches so I can see what works and what might need improvement.Think it, build it, test it, hide it. Oh, and maintain it!Geocaching HQ: Do you find it difficult to perform maintenance on gadget caches?CacheDweeb: In the beginning, yes. After many builds, you learn to spot problem areas before they become problems. The right materials are key. For example, rather than using kite string through pulleys, you’re better off using high-strength fishing line since it’s much more durable and will last a lot longer than any other string. I found this out the hard way on my DONKEY KACHE gadget cache. It was published just before a large event. The original string originally could not hold up to the wear and tear of so many cachers using it on one weekend. Geocaching HQ: Have you ever had an idea that you thought was impossible?CacheDweeb: Sure, all the time! As a builder, I keep a notebook that I add ideas to, so I don’t forget them. And they come to you in the oddest places. Once I was at my nephew’s hockey game. After the game, some of his teammates skated over to get off the ice and pushed down on a button on the top of the rink gate. On the outside of the gate where I was standing, it was open, so you could see how everything worked. At that moment, I had no idea what I would ever use that locking mechanism for, but I just had to take a photo of it with my phone for my “You never know” folder.Geocaching HQ: Do you have any great ideas brewing?CacheDweeb: This year, I started learning how to code caches with sound effects. Since I have a background as an IT developer with various code languages, the learning curve was easy. I’m building a payphone gadget cache that will ring and accept certain phone numbers. It should be out in the spring of 2019.Geocaching HQ: If someone was looking to you for inspiration what would you tell them?CacheDweeb: You don’t necessarily need to have skills or power tools to put out a creative cache. You just need your imagination. It doesn’t have to be as complicated as a gadget cache. I think the average cacher would rather find a unique container over Tupperware any day.CacheDweeb is number one!Geocaching HQ: Thanks so much for talking with us. Any last thoughts on geocaching?CacheDweeb: The great thing about geocaching is you can do it pretty much anywhere. If you’re on a business trip, or out on vacation somewhere, you can always take a look around to find out if there are any caches nearby. 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first_imgRelated Posts adam popescu Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#web center_img Dumpster diving. That’s the secret behind a new sculpture of Steve Jobs. Early last year, Los Angeles artist XVALA, nee Jeff Hamilton, used trash collected from Jobs’ home to build a sculpture of the turtle-neck and mom jeans-wearing Mac guru, complete with iPhone in hand. That’s right, the artist picked through Jobs’ trash and turned it into treasure.  “I filter the information from a trashcan into art,” XVALA explained in a phone chat from his native Oklahoma City. “Life is turning into a techno fairytale. We’re giving out all our information to the Internet just as we give our trash to the world.” As a template, XVALA used an action figure of Jobs produced by the Chinese company M.I.C. Gadget, which was forced by an Apple lawsuit to cease and desist earlier this year. XVALA melted down Jobs’ leftovers in a recycled resin, mixed in a plastic porcelain based on the old action figure mold, and created a set of hand-made, 9-inch sculptures.This isn’t XVALA’s first foray into the dumpster. In spring, the artist made a slew of pieces using items collected from the rubbish of Mark Zuckerberg and a host of other SIlicon Valley heavy hitters. The idea behind these projects, titled the “Not Very Well Hung Hangers Of Silicon Valley,” was to build items from the personal belongings of people whose companies profit from the collection of our data. One piece was a Zuckerberg hanger XVALA molded to look like a . . . not very well hung . . . you know . . ..Ironically, XVALA found the bigwigs’ addressees (including that of Sergey Brin) through search engines including Google. Plus he got a little help from friends, who aided him in sussing out trash collection schedules and routes. The new Jobs sculptures will cost from about $150 to $200 and will be displayed at the Los Angeles gallery Cory Allen Contemporary Art on October 13 as part of a show entitled Think Different. The gallery will also feature a limited-edition series of sculptures coated in black, symbolizing the suicides and recent unrest at China’s Foxconn factory, which produces Apple products. “It’s a fine-art piece,” says Cory Allen, the gallery’s owner and publicist. He’s not worried about the potential for future legal action of Apple. “We’re going to do it regardless. We want to apply technology to art, and art to technology.”XVALA said he’s confident that Jobs would be supportive of his work. “He famously said that real artists ship. We’re going to make this Think Different sculpture and ship it. He would like that.”Here are five further reasons why Steve Jobs would have liked the sculptures:1. They’re environmentally friendly. “You can call it extreme green art,” XVALA explained. “There’s a movement for people to really use everything.”“We’re recycling trash,” Allen added. “No illegal substance or any type of poison material such as lead was used in the process.”2. They’re made in California. Jobs represented Northern California from his mailing address to his diet, and the land he loved helped incubate the products he conceived. “The funny thing is, [the sculptures] were designed in China and made in California,” XVALA said. That’s opposite from the way Apple products are produced. “It’s like looking in the mirror backwards.”3. They reflect a personalized design philosophy. XVALA compared his own innovation to Jobs’ notion that it’s more fun to be a pirate than to be in the Navy. In other words, he strove to design products as much for himself as the masses. “His aesthetics were always based on the product doing something, because he made gadgets that worked,” XVALA said. “I think he would like the fact that I used Google to find him in Palo Alto.” 4. They were invented for tomorrow. XVALA compared his work to Jobs’ mantra of inventing for tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday. “Hopefully I’m helping people change how they think about the Internet or their trash by doing something they wouldn’t have thought of before. Now, hopefully, when you throw something away, you’ll think about it.”5. They’re a product of thinking different. Apple’s famous slogan has become as much a part of the company’s culture as its world-changing products. But as its products changed the world, not all change has been positive. Allen thinks that if Jobs were alive to see the way Apple practices business in China, that slogan would be tested and the company would be held accountable.“If he were alive today to see what the Foxconn riots are doing, it would take a toll,” Allen said. “I think he would understand Think Different, why we were using that slogan.” XVALA took it a step farther with his reasoning. “Steve Jobs was the greatest business visionary, probably, we’ve ever seen. His company is soon to be the first trillion-dollar company in history. I just have to wonder, if he were alive, if these riots would have happened. Is Apple not thinking different now? Would Steve Jobs be creative and come up with a new way to do things?” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


first_imgMelbourne, May 17 (PTI) Fourteen Indigenous cricketers will this week depart for India for a historic 10-day tour of the subcontinent. According to Cricket Australia website, the squad of 14 will play a series of matches in Delhi and Mumbai against the Yuvraj Singh Cricket Academy, Delhi womens team and Mumbai Cricket Association womens team. Selected based on performances at club level and at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships ? which had a record number of female participants ? in February, the tour is the first of its kind. The tour fittingly comes in the year of the 150th anniversary of the ground-breaking all-Aboriginal cricket team that played its first match at the MCG in 1866, and later became the first Australian sports team to tour overseas when it embarked on a tour of the UK in 1868. Nineteen-year-old team captain Ash Gardner, who plays for the Sydney Sixers in the Rebel Women?s Big Bash League and is a member of the Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars squad, said: “A group of Indigenous women from across Australia coming together to play overseas and represent Indigenous culture is significant, and something we?re all really proud to be a part of.” “Each of us is representing our people back home and I?m excited about the opportunity to captain the side. From a cricket perspective, playing in Indian conditions is one of crickets biggest challenges; it will be a big test for us and really help our development individually and as a squad.” The team will combine playing duties with a trip to the iconic Taj Mahal, a visit Australian High Commission in Delhi, and community work with non-government organisation Magic Bus, which uses sport to support disadvantaged children. Former ICC Womens Cricketer of the Year and four-time Australian Womens Cricketer of the Year Shelley Nitschke will coach the team on the tour. The squad was selected by Shawn Flegler, Cricket Australia?s (CA) National Female Pathway Manager, Sam Almaliki, CA Head of Community Engagement and Paul Stewart, CA Indigenous Engagement Specialist. The tour of India is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade?s Australia-India Council as a program that will build awareness and understanding between Australia and India, in this instance through sport and Indigenous culture. National Indigenous Womens Squad Emily Bowden, Sara Darney, Carly Fuller, Ashleigh Gardner, Jacinta Goodger-Chandler, Samantha Gordon, Haylee Hoffmeister, Jemma Astley, Sally Moylan, Kavita Pepper, Natalie Plane, Roxsanne Van-Veen, Taylor Wigg, Samara Williams. PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgUncle: Half of Europe want Real Madrid midfielder Llorenteby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent and uncle of Marcos Llorente has cast doubt over his future at Real Madrid.The midfielder was named man of the match for the Club World Cup final victory over Al Ain on Saturday.Julio Llorente, his uncle and agent, admits going into the tournament they were preparing to leave Real next month.”We will remember this throughout his life because it is the first title in which Marcos has won,” said Julio Llorente.”To continue in Madrid is nice, but we knew it was not good for his development. We had the plan to leave on-loan until the match against Rayo.”Since the season ended with Alavés, I’ve been called by half of Europe, including Champions League teams.”I was surprised he did not have more participation.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgWolves boss Nuno left frustrated after Southampton drawby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno was left frustrated after their 1-1 draw with Southampton.The visitors went ahead in sloppy circumstances from a Wolves perspective, as Danny Ings capitalised to slot home. Wolves showed the spirit to come back and equalise through Raul Jimenez’s penalty, and Nuno wants his team to learn from their performance and build on an improved second-half.He said, “I’m disappointed because one of the things we are, and must be, is solid and today we were not. Sometimes you have to stay in the game, Southampton broke us when we should be more solid in defence.“We created but not in the right areas we should. We played long, Southampton did very well, they pressed us very well, they were organised and are a very good team, they did a good job to make our task very hard in terms of possession of the ball.”He continued, “Sometimes it’s not what you want to do, it’s what the other team lets you do, but we should find better solutions. In the second-half we played better, we were more stable.“The goal we suffered was a mistake, we had to react, and we reacted OK, and then we pushed until the end.“It was not an easy game, it was a very tough game. It was very disrupted, not both teams controlling the game, we had an injury and didn’t play the way we should and could.“The game was very hard, we made mistakes, a lot of things happened in the game, so we have to improve for the next one.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more