Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 27, 2014 at 11:51 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb The status of junior Omari Palmer for Friday’s season opener against Villanova is uncertain, head coach Scott Shafer said during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday.“Well, I don’t know yet,” Shafer said when asked if Palmer was good to go. “We’re going to figure that out when we kick it off.”The reporter asking the question referred to a “minor knee issue” as the injury.Syracuse is already without senior guard Nick Robinson, a starter last season, due to a sprained foot. In the event Palmer can’t play, Shafer said that starting center John Miller can also play guard and guards Rob Trudo and Alex Hayes can line up at center.Said Shafer: “Just looking forward to getting them on the field and seeing where we’re at. But Omari had a real good camp.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments
Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper is apologizing after falsely claiming during a pubic meeting that blowing a hairdryer up your nose can cure the coronavirus. Video captured Culpepper bragging about his paramedic background before telling the meeting you can blow a hairdryer up your nose to kill all the viruses inside. He also said the “cure” came from a coronavirus expert but Facebook users slammed the commissioner, saying he was “dangerously ignorant.” Culpepper says he will not give any more suggestions that have not been “tried and proven.”
By Chris Spiewak |Like most parents, Helen and Paul Seldin of Fair Haven, both classically trained musicians, wanted the best for their son Norman. They got him started on the piano at age 3.“Mom pushed me pretty hard,” Seldin recalls.Days of four-hour rehearsals by age 12 were not uncommon. Little did they know at the time that their actions would lead to a 50-year career in all phases of the music business for Stormin’ Norman Seldin.And when it came to business, perhaps the experience of working in his parents’ jewelry store on Broad Street in Red Bank in the late 1950s piqued Seldin’s interest in the business world; in his teen years he began booking local bands in local venues.“Mom would drive me to the gigs,” he says proudly, “and she would sign the contracts and checks for me because I was too young.”Seldin was quite astute as a teenager, and noticed that young people in the 1960s were gravitating to the soul and rhythm and blues music of artists like Little Richard and Fats Domino. At the jewelry store, Seldin and store employee Horner Williams became friends, and once Williams introduced him to this music, Seldin was hooked.He remembers “sneaking R&B LPs into the house and playing them when mom and dad weren’t home.”At age 13 he became the youngest member of the American Federation of Musicians and performed with his first band, The Naturals, at his 8th grade graduation dance. His studies at the Manhattan School of Music allowed him to visit a few big studios in New York City. Here he would befriend acclaimed R&B drummer Bernard Purdie and learn much from him.Seldin established himself as a top-notch promoter, booking regional and national acts in Monmouth County. Harry Ray, The Duprees, R&B singer Johnny Thunder and Bobby Lewis were just a few of the names Seldin worked with, along with The Motifs, a hugely popular band from Howell. One notable show occurred at the Matawan-Keyport Roller Drome in 1965, where he booked The Young Rascals right after they opened for The Beatles at Shea Stadium.“I was 18 years old with a Jaguar XKE,” recalls Seldin. “Some people hated me!”With his name now firmly entrenched at the Jersey Shore and the money flowing, Stormin’ Norman set out to entertain people from the stage and not just from behind the scenes. He began in 1969 with the band Soul Set, but then quickly formed Joyful Noyze in 1970, with guitarists Hal Hollander and Billy Ryan, drummer Barry Lynn and vocalist Karen Cassidy. One fateful night at John Barleycorn’s in Ocean Township in 1970 would have a profound impact on the shore music scene. It seemed that a certain young man was having car trouble and walked into the club to use the phone.After the call, he approached the band. “Do you want to sit in?” Seldin asked, and Clarence Clemons said, “Sure.”This was the beginning of an amazing year for the band, working six and seven night a week. Unfortunately for Joyful Noyze, Clemons met Bruce Springsteen in late 1971. After Springsteen sat in with Joyful Noyze a few times in 1972, he asked Clemons to join him for his first tour and Seldin was not happy. Being the consummate professional, Seldin let it go and continued his successful career touring throughout the Northeast.“You wouldn’t believe how cold it is in Messina, New York, in the wintertime!” he said.With Joyful Noyze eventually morphing into Steel Breeze, Seldin didn’t slow down until a catastrophic event in 2002. During a performance, his aorta ruptured and he was rushed to the hospital for several hours of surgery. “The doctors gave me a less than 5 percent chance of survival,” says Seldin.Miraculously, he survived, but “my doctors insisted that I take it easy for six months. How could I do that? I’ve got to be back onstage!”Returning in only five weeks, he realized that a change was needed.“I had to put a resume together and I said, ‘What’s a resume?’ I never needed one before!”As fate would have it, Jacobs Music Company was looking for a salesperson in their Lawrenceville store in 2005. The Rinaldi family, owners of Jacobs Music, saw intrinsic value in this lifelong entertainer and he was quickly hired. Now selling products by Steinway & Sons, one of the most prestigious makers of pianos in the world, Seldin has recently been awarded the esteemed title of Spirio recording artist for Steinway’s new high-tech Spirio player pianos.He also released a double CD in 2008 entitled “Asbury Park, Then and Now,” with music recorded as far back as the mid-‘60s. A highlight is several tracks from 1980 with E-Streeters Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg and Danny Federici playing alongside Seldin in the studio. These 45 songs clearly define the group known as “The Sound of Asbury Park.” It is no wonder that Stormin’ Norman is part of that special 35-member club whose names are spelled out on the S.O.A.P. plaque situated outside Convention Hall in Asbury Park.In 2017, Seldin is still busy with regular gigs at venues like the Bay Pointe Inn in Highlands, as well as with his philanthropic endeavors for the annual Light Of Day concerts in Asbury Park, and donating his time and expertise for other big shows such as the benefit for the Humane Society of Tinton Falls, held at Monmouth University last summer. With help from performers Pam McCoy, Jillian McCoy, Mary McCrink, Ronnie Brandt and others, this concert raised over $10,000 to assist the society in their mission to help pets in desperate need of attention.Stormin’ Norman Seldin has led an incredibly full life: a successful singer, songwriter, promoter, husband and father of two. In August he’s off to Nashville to record a new song at Sony studios with famed producer Doc Holiday, proving that Norman is not done stormin’ anytime soon.This article was first published on the Scene Page of the July 20-27, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
The previous edition of the English Championship was fantastic. A lot of teams were battling for direct promotions and playoffs, with Norwich City eventually winning the title just ahead of Sheffield United. The Canaries secured ten victories out of the last fourteen fixtures to make that happen! When it comes to the playoffs, the finals were traditionally played at Wembley between Aston Villa and Derby County. The Birmingham side has made a long-awaited comeback to the Premier League. Those are the squads which have advanced to the top flight this season, so who are the top contenders to win the division this time? The new campaign is officially starting on 2nd August 2019.Who Are The Top Favorites This Time?Leeds United are sitting at the top of favorites list at the moment is priced at 9/2 to win the Championship and regain EPL membership card after 16 years. Their coach Marcelo Bielsa has extended the contract to at least one more year, so there is no doubt they will play a big role. Leeds United have spent a lot of time sitting in top 3 positions last season as well but got dramatically eliminated from the playoffs. ’The Championship has acquired more and more popularity also abroad’ told us Ethan Rowe from a leading Canadian Betting Sites comparison website.Argentine expert and his strategies were working perfectly as Leeds sat at the top of the table on Christmas Day. However, having 10 losses in the last 22 outings have allowed Sheffield United to claim the 2nd position. Leeds were sentenced to at least one more season in the Championship after 4-3 loss to Derby County on aggregate. We also see them ending in the top two positions this time around.Fulham FC has had a couple of decent showings in the PL last year, but the inability to defend well have pushed them back to the Championship. The core of the squad was kept, so it is not surprising to see them listed as a favorite number two to win the division. They are currently priced at 7/1 odds. Some of the most important news for the team and the fans are retentions of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ryan Sessegnon. The Cottagers have collected only 26 points in the last season. The only squad which had fewer points were Cardiff City. It seems we are going to see at least two more duels between Fulham FC and The Bluebirds this season!Aleksandar Mitrovic staying is a huge boost for FulhamThe most popular team from Wales, Cardiff City are 3rd favorite to win the Championship outright. They were promoted to the EPL two years ago after ending 2nd. The last time they have won this league was in 2012. At the moment this squad is priced at 11/1 odds to win the Championship in 2019/2020.The OutsidersWest Bromwich Albion has had a nice run in the previous campaign, ending it in 4th place. Theplayoffs saw them battle against the city rivals Aston Villa and eventually losing it on penalties! Slaven Bilic was appointed as the new head manager. The Croat expert has a lot of experience in English football, and he is expected to lead the team to a playoffs spot at minimum. Two players which played a big role in the last season Jay Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon have left the squad though. The Baggies are currently priced at 12/1 odds to win this year’s edition of the Championship.Many of you probably remember the odds presented for outright Championship winners last season too. Stoke City was at the top of that list, but they have had a turbulent year. They have spent more time in the bottom half of the table than trying to reach the top six, ending as 16th on the final standings! This squad obviously failed to readapt to the division after spending so many years in the top flight. This time they are backed at 12/1 odds to win the league. We don’t see a lot of potential in backing the Potters, to be honest, as there were no significant changes in the roster.Brentford was labeled as the dark horse for three years straight, but they always seem to wake up too late. Last year they were ten points behind the playoffs line. The price on them to win the league seem like a bad value as well at 13/1.The UnderdogsOne of the most popular value bets in our opinion is backing Middlesbrough to win the league at a whopping 17/1 rate. Jonathan Woodgate is doing a fine job as the manager, as the team ended just one point behind the playoff line in the last campaign. The squad had a lot of struggles with efficiency in the first part of the season, bagging a total of 49 goals. However, the defensive stats were quite impressive (conceded 41 goals). If they could improve the stats in the offense and keep rock-solid defending lineup, there are possibilities!The last dark horse we are going to mention is Bristol City. 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… Watch: 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo talks about their win versus the Steelers.Despite four turnovers early the San Francisco 49ers were able to rebound and defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo contributed to two of those turnovers but made up for it with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Dante Pettis for the win. The 49ers will have a bye this week before receiving the Cleveland Browns.The 49ers are now off to a 3-0 start to the season.
LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed His goals against his old team on Tuesday have already proved historic. The result led Juventus back from a two-goal loss in the first leg for the first time in club history.The victory also helped boost Juventus’ share price on Wednesday morning. The rise was so sharp that trading on it had to be temporarily halted after opening on the Italian Stock Exchange with a 23 percent increase on Tuesday’s closing price.That same stock market had taken a hit three weeks ago, with the club’s share price dropping more than 9 percent after its 2-0 loss in Madrid.Juventus’ presence in the quarterfinals and the manner in which it qualified will also boost its coffers in a way that is hard to quantify: Brand improvement.That is something Juventus has been working on for several years and which included the changing of the club logo and the signing of Ronaldo, which increased its following on social media by tens of millions.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, giving the Italian team the three goals it needed to overturn a 2-0 loss from the first leg.The win earned Juventus a spot in the quarterfinals, worth at least 16 million euros ($18 million) from UEFA and ticket sales.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“That’s why Juventus signed me,” said Ronaldo, who has scored 24 goals this season. “I do my job and I’m very happy. It’s been a magical night.”The Portugal forward was brought in to help Juventus finally win the Champions League again after some tough losses to Real Madrid, a team at the time led by none other than Ronaldo. Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, centre left and Cristiano Ronaldo hug at the end of the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)TURIN, Italy — If you can’t beat him, buy him.The $131 million that Juventus spent to lure Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid is already paying off on the field and off it.ADVERTISEMENT Peaking at the right time Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This season, Juventus has already received 94 million euros ($106 million) from UEFA and that could rise to almost 130 million ($147 million) if the Italian team wins its third European Cup — and first since 1996.That figure doesn’t include ticket sales. Juventus made a record 5.5 million euros ($6.2 million) on Tuesday from gate receipts, including hospitality. That beat the previous mark of 5 million euros ($5.7 million) from its 2-1 loss to Manchester United earlier in the season.And that will likely be surpassed no matter which team comes to the Allianz Stadium for the quarterfinals.Ronaldo hasn’t had the easiest time off the field after being accused of rape in the United States, but his influence on the field cannot be overestimated.Just look at Real Madrid, which had won the last three Champions League titles with Ronaldo but couldn’t even reach the quarterfinals this year without him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Urgent reply from Philippine football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments
JCS has pledged its full support of the ban on smoking in public places The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has pledged its full support of the ban on smoking in public places, which came into effect on Monday, July 15.Addressing the 2013 staging of the Relay for Life Awards Ceremony at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on July 16, Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, said the Government must be commended for its commitment to safeguarding the health and wellness of Jamaicans, through the ban on public smoking.According to Ms. Gordon, the Cancer Society believes the legislation is of great importance, as it promotes a healthy environment, a healthy people and a healthy nation.“The passing and implementation of the Public Health (Tobacco Regulations) 2013 is a step in the right direction,” she said, noting that most of the cancers are clinically linked to tobacco use.“Let us challenge the people around us – our families, our co-workers, our friends, the lady from whom we buy our fruits and vegetables, the people at the service station, and people at the hair dresser – to uphold this ban on smoking,” Ms Gordon urged.The Executive Director noted that the incidence of cancer has been increasing in Jamaica and that there is no longer a narrowed focus on breast and prostate cancers.Ms. Gordon said there has been a steady increase in lymphoma, cancer of the head, neck and throat, and colon cancer, and that most of the cancers are heavily linked to lifestyle habits.She is imploring all Jamaicans to start engaging in healthy lifestyle practices, which include physical activity for at least 30 minutes each day as well as the maintenance of a healthy diet.Established in 1955, the Jamaica Cancer Society is a not-for-profit organisation which has been instrumental in increasing public awareness in Jamaica, in an effort to fight and defeat cancer in all its forms. The Executive Director noted that the incidence of cancer has been increasing in Jamaica Story Highlights