IVORY, JOHN J.

first_img67, passed away on January 15, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. John was born in Bayonne and resided there lifelong. He was a Maintenance Worker for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority for 36 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Pines Rod & Gun Club in Whitehouse Station, NJ. Husband of Josephine (nee: Pellitteri). Father of Michael Ivory and Gina Ivory. Son of the late Margaret (nee: Collins) and Bernard Ivory. Nephew of the late Maureen Collins Hurley and Joan Collins Meath. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

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A data bank to battle cancer

first_imgPersonalized cancer treatment has become a holy grail of researchers, physicians, and patients. By reading the genes of individual tumors, drugs can sometimes be used against specific cells, replacing the shotgun blasts of traditional chemotherapy and radiation with treatments that are more targeted with fewer side effects.In the past several years, researchers have taken steps toward that goal, identifying specific mutations in breast, skin, blood, and other cancers and developing treatments targeting those specific cell types. Those treatments remain limited, however, leaving the majority of cancer patients still facing lengthy, draining chemotherapy and radiation regimens.Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are seeking to improve that. The Harvard-affiliated hospitals are collaborating on a massive, long-term effort to collect and analyze tumor tissue from 10,000 cancer patients each year. Using automated gene-analysis technology, they’ll scan each tumor for nearly 500 known mutations on 41 genes.Barrett Rollins, Dana-Farber’s chief scientific officer and Linde Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), said the project straddles the research and clinical worlds. It will enable researchers to understand better how different tumors behave, and it will provide an opportunity to test new therapies, even as it provides information to physicians.Though the program is just getting off the ground, Janina Longtine, associate professor of pathology at HMS, director of molecular diagnostics at the Brigham, and head of the lab conducting the analysis, said that researchers already have issued about 100 reports on tumor types that might be useful to physicians in designing cancer patients’ care.Though the study, called Profile, will initially examine tumor genes for known mutations, it also will allow more rapid testing of new treatments by providing a database of patients, their cancers’ genetic profiles, and records of what treatments have worked or not over time. If a drug company comes up with a new treatment for breast cancer, for example, rather than spending a year recruiting patients, the database could include a group of patients whose disease has failed first-line treatment, and who might be good candidates for the drug trial. Just by speeding up the process of performing clinical trials, the system aims to cut the time to market for promising treatments, Rollins said.As genetic-sequencing technology advances and becomes cheaper, researchers hope to switch from examining tumors for known mutations to scanning tumors’ entire genetic codes, which would allow researchers to look for new mutations and currently unknown weaknesses that could be targeted by future treatments.The Profile study, one of the largest of its kind in the nation, is part of a shifting cancer landscape. Not long ago, cancers were known mainly by the type of tissue in which they originated. As medical understanding of cancer biology and genetics advanced, scientists understood that cancer cells were driven not just by the tissues from which they arose, but by the mutations that, for example, caused skin cells to transform into melanoma.What had long been thought to be one type of cancer may turn out to have five, 10, or 20 subtypes, Rollins said. In addition, cancers arising in different organs have been shown to have mutations in the same genes, and may respond to similar treatments. A mutation in the B-Raf gene, which creates a protein involved in cell growth, has been found in 10 or 12 cancers.While this newfound understanding greatly complicates the view of cancer, it also provides multiple avenues through which to attack the disease.Rollins said this project is by far the most complicated he has worked on and involves 40 people. In addition to the scientific aspects, there were administrative tasks related to coordinating two major institutions (which will be joined by a third, Harvard-affiliated Children’s Hospital, in the coming months). The goal is to enroll as many cancer patients at the participating hospitals as possible, something that required study intake procedures to be incorporated into normal hospital intake procedures, while still protecting confidentiality.“There’s data in all those patients,” Rollins said. “What we wanted to do … is turn a population of 16,000 patients into a cohort we could study.”last_img read more

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Mets fans, don’t overthink this: You deserve Pete Alonso

first_img#LGM 🍎 pic.twitter.com/AwPfY4lK1l— Pete Alonso (@Pete_Alonso20) July 31, 2019Those four letters — a modified version of a Mets’ “Lets Go Mets” rallying cry (with emphasis on the F here, use your imagination) — conjures memories of fellow Mets great Tim Tebow. With that, one thing is apparent: Mets fans, you deserve Pete Alonso.MORE: Here’s how to watch “ChangeUp,” an MLB whiparound show, for free on DAZNThe Mets are in the midst of a 13-3 run, making a push for the second wild card in a National League that’s as open as a Walmart on Black Friday. On Monday, the strength of a seventh-inning Alonso long ball put them over the Marlins and over the .500 mark for the first time since May 2. Ho-hum for the Rookie of the Year candidate.But it was after the game that something unique happened: In front of a dwindling crowd, the “Polar Bear” delivered one last roar, sending the fans home happy.#LFGM @Pete_Alonso20 pic.twitter.com/q7sdHbZwCg— SNY (@SNYtv) August 6, 2019Oftentimes, postgame news conferences and on-field interviews are filled with fluffiness and cliches that would put horrible prime-time TV scripts to shame. If nothing else, Alonso is emerging as the face of a fan base that desperately deserves a hero, given recent Mets history; Matt Harvey’s body gave out, as did David Wright’s. Mike Piazza’s Mets tenure ended without a ring, and the years of waiting for a dynasty in the late ’80s proved fruitless. Sandwich in an empty trip to the 2015 World Series and Mets fans have dealt with enough misery to last a lifetime.Alonso, though, is different from those aforementioned Mets players. It’s rare for professional athletes — let alone rookies — to understand what kind of torture a beleaguered fanbase goes through. Rookies, no matter how much noise they make on the field, seldom are heard with the tenacity, veracity, ferocity and any other “-itys” you can think of, as Alonso has delivered on Twitter and in interviews throughout his rookie campaign. He isn’t afraid to play with emotion. He’s not afraid to talk some trash. That’s about as New York as it gets.There’s an authenticity to everything Alonso does. The way he speaks, the way he wants to connect with fans. The 24-year-old has put an entire team on his back and made himself the face of the 2019 Mets, for better or worse, and he’s delivered since Opening Day.”I feel like I’m living a fantasy, to be honest,” Alonso told SN earlier in July. “I’m really happy that I’ve been given an opportunity and with that, I felt like I’ve capitalized.”Capitalized is putting it lightly. Fitting of his nickname, the rookie truly is cooler than a polar bear’s toes. With a 3.9 bWAR on the season, Alonso is neck and neck with San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. for the NL Rookie of the Year crown. His defense has been respectable, while his bat has been among the best in the NL.Alonso’s impact goes far beyond what he’s been on the field, though. He is the unquestioned face of the team now. He’s a beacon of hope for the future and a foundational piece that the Mets really, really needed.Mets fans come somewhat understandably with a defeatist attitude: Often, chants of “Lets Go Mets” are accompanied by internal screams of “Woe is Me.” New York NL has been a hard-luck franchise for a long time: They’ve dealt with devastating injuries, two World Series defeats since 2000, questionable management — on the field and the front office — oh, and a crosstown rival that flaunts its rings, tradition and history, stopping just short of plastering ads in subway stations to remind New Yorkers.Just look at some of the tweets! We don’t deserve the goodness that is Pete Alonso but I’m so glad we have him— Danielle Sepulveda Boulevard (@ellesep) August 6, 2019What did we do to deserve Pete Alonso— Jake Laettner (@_Laettner_) July 31, 2019Pete Alonso: the hero we needed but do not deserve— Grand Maester Griller (@therealnadal201) July 31, 2019MORE: Mets’ Noah Syndergaard reacts to trade deadline on TwitterNo one should ever tell you how to fan, but Mets fans: Please don’t do this. You do deserve Alonso and the excitement he brings. You will win with him, and you will lose with him. You may or may not make the playoffs with him. But Alonso has embraced the franchise and the fans more than any Mets player in recent history. You deserve this.While the fate of the 2019 Mets’ season is TBD, the arrows are pointing up. Rag on the Mets all you want, but a core of Alonso, Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto on the offensive side of the ball is a great foundation on which to build the rest of the team. A pitching rotation that features Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman is, shall we say, pretty good. Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen rolling the dice on the second-half of the season is gutsy, but it’s not without reason.But as with all athletes, teams and sports, “narratives” only shift with winning. It’s easy to kick a team while they’re down, like the Mets were earlier this season. They were eight games under .500 and players wanted to fight beat writers. Where’s Waldo? Slap a red-and-white striped shirt on Jed Lowrie. Edwin Díaz looks as lost as a tourist on the Grand Central Parkway. Mets fans are very, very familiar with certain four-letter words.Those words usually start with an F or an S and are typically uttered following another late-game collapse or another questionable signing or another bizarre injury. On July 31, Pete Alonso shared a different four-letter word — an abbreviation, really — that gave a bit more insight to Alonso the man, as opposed to Alonso the player. But right now, the Mets are winning. Some will point to a weak schedule for the turnaround, and that’s a legitimate point to bring up. But as always, teams can only play whoever is on the schedule, and taking care of bad teams is how you make the playoffs. There are pieces in New York, with Alonso chief among them.Since Eric Hosmer touched home plate in the 2015 World Series, it has seemed like a comedy of errors for the Mets. Four letters written by Alonso is giving fans something to rally around. Now, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.That light isn’t heaven. It’s not the 7 train. It’s Pete Alonso. And Mets fans deserve him.last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Nov 2-9, 2015

first_imgMulvane PD3 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS11/2/2015 thru 11/9/2015  Kackley, Corey J21Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSFailure to Appear11/6/15 Bail Bondsman Hurt, Maurice S34Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailFailure to Appear11/6/15 Padua, Juan C42Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs, Refusal to submit test for drugs or alcohol, Refusal to submit a preliminary breath test11/3/15 Bookings KRGC Sandoval, Ariel J32Mayfield, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSServing Sentence11/5/15 Ramsey, Shelley R40Mulvane, KS211 N Second, Mulvane, KSFailure to Appear11/4/15 Velez, Eddy D42Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSServing Sentence11/7/15 Conway Springs PD        Helton, Seth W23Wellington, KS1400 E 16th, Wellington, KSTheft11/3/15 Wilkins, Kimberly Y48Wichita, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSFailure to Appear11/6/15 Cabrera, Megan J22Wellington, KS115 S Plum, Wellington, KSDomestic Battery11/7/15 Sedgwick Co36 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationChargesArrest date Osborn, Scott D36Oxford, KS803 N H St, Wellington, KSParole Violation11/5/15 Menzies, Deanna R41Winfield, KSCowley County JailFailure to Appear11/8/15 Shabazz, Sakeenah B32Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailServing Sentence11/3/15 Wellington PD6 Teague, Daniel L43Wellington, KSImperial Motel, Wichita, KSProbation Violation, Failure to Appear, Violate offender registration act11/3/15 Holman, Jordan S22Mulvane, KS701 Stone Road, El Dorado, KSProbation Violation, Failure to Appear11/5/15 Total57 KHP2 Guy, Kasey R27Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailFailure to Appear11/5/15 Ferguson, Felicia L29Wellington, KS1021 N Jefferson St, Wellington, KSDisorderly Conduct, Criminal Trspass, Battery11/7/15 Baus, Michael A21St. Charles, ILI-35 MP 19, Wellington, KSDriving while license suspended11/8/15 Kraus, Loni D34Wichita, KS815 SE Rice Rd, Topeka, KSFailure to Appear11/4/15 Evans, Brandon T33Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailFailure to Appear11/3/15 Barber Co Williams, Casey M24Wellington, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSProbation Violation11/5/15 Saxon, Michael A31Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailFailure to Appear, Failure to Appear11/5/15 Corter, Jeremy W29Wellington, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSProbation Violation11/3/15 Belle Plaine PD Sumner Co10 Lile, Jason C44Caldwell, KS1300 N C, Wellington, KSBurglary, Theft11/3/15 Oxford PD Meyer, Reagan E19Coppell, TXI-35 MP 4, South Haven, KSPossess fictitious/revoked/suspended driver’s license, Failure/refusal to pay toll11/5/15 Gann, William E22Wichita, KS1400 N US 81, Peck, KSFailure to Appear11/4/15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Nov. 2 to Nov. 9, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Salka, Monterey M26Nashville, TN800 N Jefferson, Wellington, KSDriving while license suspended, Operate vehicle without liability insurance11/4/15last_img read more

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England Golf teams up with iPRO for healthy hydration

first_img England Golf is delighted to announce an agreement with iPRO which will see the leading drinks supplier become our preferred hydration partner.Competitors will be supplied with the low sugar drinks during the 2020 championship season and gain an advantage from the superior hydration benefits that iPRO Hydrate boasts.The partnership will also place a strong focus on the importance of sustainability, and as such both iPRO and England Golf intend to develop a strategy to recycle all drinks packaging during the term of the relationship.iPRO has worked hard to intensify its sustainability commitment to ensure that all product packaging is fully recyclable within the UK’s current recycling infrastructure.As iPRO continues to develop sustainable product packaging, working alongside waste management and recycling organisations nationally, the main focus is to ensure that each bottle has the optimum chance of being recycled back into plastic bottles providing closed loop bottle-to-bottle recycling.iPRO Hydrate will be on hand to keep players hydrated to achieve optimal performance on the golf course during England Golf competitions.Notable occasions include July’s English Men’s & Women’s Amateur Championships at Woodhall Spa Golf Club and, next month, the English Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club and the English Men’s Stroke Play (Brabazon Trophy) at Sherwood Forest Golf Club, both of which tee off on 18th August.Excited about working together with iPRO, England Golf’s Championship Director, James Crampton, said: “We’re delighted to team up with iPRO for key events in our 2020 championship calendar.“It was very important to us that we found a drinks partner who not only provided a healthy product, but who also shared our strong commitment to recycling and sustainability. We look forward to working with iPRO this season and to developing the relationship.”Sophie Christy, Commercial Director of iPRO Hydrate, added: “We are very excited to partner up with England Golf as the official and preferred hydration drink of the 2020 championship golf calendar.“This collaboration provides us with an authentic and meaningful platform to connect with the sport, golf clubs, our retailers and golf fans across the UK.“Over the coming months we will alongside England Golf, work together to educate players on the importance of hydration and the role they play in the successful delivery of our overarching recycling and sustainability strategy. We wish all players competing in the forthcoming 2020 championship calendar the very best of luck.”Sweetened with Stevia and containing no artificial colours, flavours or added calories, iPRO’s drinks – available in Berry Mix, Orange and Pineapple, Citrus Blend and Mango flavours –  have proved very popular with a wide range of sporting professionals and amateurs across the globe.For more details on iPRO go to www.iPROHydrate.comFollow iPRO Hydrate on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn 20 Jul 2020 England Golf teams up with iPRO for healthy hydration last_img read more

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If you plan on winning Buffett’s 1 Billion Dollars, you better pay attention to NCAA “Champion Week”!

first_imgLadies and gentleman of the Barber Shop Sports Nation it is time to talk about my favorite time of year, March Madness but before the brackets are set there is a key week for most teams around the country, Championship week. Because this year’s tournament is up for grabs there are plenty of capable programs out there waiting to become the next team to cut down the nets as the 2014 NCAA champion.Championship week is where just about every conference holds its tournament and to the winner goes an automatic bid into the NCAA field. Some have already started and others will start next week, so all week long there will be nothing but college basketball until selection Sunday.Brian SchlumerichConference tournaments are a great way to get a preview of teams that could make the next Cinderella run in the bracket. Watching these games you get a chance to see these young men putting it all out on the line because this is their only chance to get to the big dance. Teams that struggled through the year get a chance to go on a magical run and represent their conferences. However small they may be for most college players this will be the apex of their basketball careers.Conferences most people don’t know like: Atlantic Sun, Sunbelt, Summit, Horizon and many, many more.Teams in these small conferences are trying to be this year’s Florida Gulf Coast. Championship week can be some of the most exciting basketball you will watch all season with classic rivals squaring off and then the winner gets the bid and the loser’s season is over.Championship week is also the last week for teams on the bubble to get a win or two more to try and ensure there spot in the dance. Every year we hear about the bubble teams trying to make an impression on the committee and nothing says that you belong like a great run in your conference tournament. Some bubble teams that need to make statements are Florida State, Arkansas, Baylor, California, Minnesota and St. John’s just to name a few.Everyone should know by now that the only guarantees are the conference tournament winners and their automatic bids. Year after year you hear about teams that were snubbed from the dance but at the end of the day the blame should fall more on the teams than the committee. No matter the selections you cannot make everyone happy.The other teams that have already locked in their place in the dance will be looking to improve their seed. Matchups are crucial when it comes to brackets and teams. Teams with the higher seeds will get more favorable matchups but that doesn’t always equal a guarantee. If the NCAA tourney has taught us anything it’s that seeds don’t matter it’s the game you play on that day. We have seen every lower seed get an upset win with the exception of a 16 seed.Now I’m not saying that it’s going to happen this year but it could be this year that a 16 seed finally beats a #1 seed.No team has shown they are head and shoulders above the rest of the competition and every team is coming in with questions marks even all the projected number 1 seeds. Florida has had a great year but they haven’t had the toughest of schedules and had a tough game versus Florida Gulf Coast. Wichita St has had an incredible run but they play in a smaller conference and some wonder if they have another final four run in them. Kansas has been up and down all year and Arizona lost one of their key players Brandon Ashley and also lost some games in a very weak PAC 12.Now on a personal note there is small mid-conference team that I will be rooting for especially hard for from the Mid-American Conference and that team is the University of Buffalo. They are seeking their first bid ever in the NCAA Tourney.The Buffalo Bulls are led by senior forward Javon McCrea a player from my high school alum. I was fortunate to be able to watch him a couple times while he played at Newark, a small town in upstate New York between the cities of Rochester and Syracuse. While there he dominated the completion and led them to a state final his senior year where they lost to James-DeWitt a team led by one of the top centers in the nation Dajuan Coleman who is currently at Syracuse (out this year due to a knee injury).He is one of the most skilled big men in the country and the only reason he is not on most NBA scouts radar is because of his size 6-7. Despite being an undersized power-forward he has averaged 18.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game this season. So a special shout out to Javon and the Buffalo Bulls!I know that everyone loves the first few days of the NCAA tournament but Championship week is just as exciting. You get to watch some of the best ballers in the country and teams fighting for their tournament life. From the pure elation and jubilation to the heart ache it is one of the most exciting times in all of sports. So sit back and enjoy the week, watch and take notes about the teams you think will be this year’s bracket busters.Brian Schlumerich is an avid sports fan turned radio broadcaster and blogger. He joined the Barbershop Sports team in August of 2010 and has been a passionate and knowledgeable via his weekly show and blogs. Based out of Rochester, NY he brings a witty western New York spin to his view of the world of sports and pop culture. Like the rest of the Barbershop Sports panel his views are straight forward without any chaser! Any questions he can be reached @brithesportsguy on Twitter or at [email protected]://www.barbershopsports.com/championship-week/last_img read more

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Master Blaster’s masterplan: Tendulkar Coronavirus plea to Indians!

first_imgAdvertisement 91aa3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7in1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebn8234( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1mls1tWould you ever consider trying this?😱2ydCan your students do this? 🌚34bRoller skating! Powered by Firework Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a nationwide lockdown for the next 21 days, ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar expressed his complete support towards the decision, saying “this simple task can save millions of lives”. Addressing the nation on Tuesday evening, PM Modi announced a nationwide lockdown in the country till April 15th, to prevent the further contamination of the coronavirus pandemic.Advertisement “In view of the current situation, the nationwide total lockdown will be in place for 21 days — three weeks,” declared Prime Minister Modi.” It is a kind of a curfew, if we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days (of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years.” he added.Advertisement Right after this announcement several cricketers including Tendulkar took to Twitter to voice their support,“Simple things are often the hardest to do, because they require consistent discipline and determination. Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji has asked us to #StayHomeAndStaySafe for 21 days. This simple task can save millions of lives. Let’s all unite in this war against #COVID19”. Tendulkar tweeted.Advertisement “We have to act wisely for these 21 days to ensure the well-being of our entire nation. Let us all do our part, stay at home, stay safe and safeguard the health & future of our families & friends. We’ll come out of this stronger. #StayHomeIndia #JaiHind,” pacer Jasprit Bumrah tweeted.While Virender Sehwag, who was Tendulkar’s partner in crime during his playing days wrote that the next 21 days “are very important” in the history of the country,“These 21 days are very important in the history of our nation & each one of us can play our part by just staying at our homes and maintaining distance from people. Please adhere to it strictly and we shall overcome this soon #CoronavirusLockdown,”Recently, to much delight of the fans, both Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were spotted in action after a long while, in the Road Safety World Series. However, the tournament had to be called off midway through as the threat of coronavirus contamination loomed over the country a few weeks ago.You may also like:Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma relay an important Coronavirus message to IndiaSachin compared fight against Coronavirus to Test cricket in plea to public Advertisementlast_img read more

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When Rahul Dravid revealed which batsmen he would pick to ‘bat for his life’

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement 2NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsavpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecvu2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ewnp6Would you ever consider trying this?😱c3hy7qCan your students do this? 🌚cec8Roller skating! Powered by Firework The icons of the last generation of Indian cricket team had their uniqueness that has made them memorable in the country’s cricketing fandom, even years after their retirement, and Rahul Dravid is no different. The former captain of the squad is remembered for his sublime batting, and even eight years after his retirement, the supporters can’t let go of ‘The Wall’s performances donning the Indian jersey. However, even Dravid has his favourite run machine, whom he would choose to ‘bat for his life’, and its none other than his former teammate the iconic Sachin Tendulkar!Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyIn an interview with ESPNcricinfo dating back to 2018, Rahul Dravid had revealed his batsman of choice. The interview is now gathering the attention of the netizens again on social media, as the former cricket himself has been trending all over Twitter today under the hashtag ‘#RahulDravid’.ESPNcricinfo posted the video of the interview on their official YouTube account on 26th July, 2018, has been going around via tweets among Dravid’s fan base on the internet.Advertisement Dravid was asked 25 questions by the interviewer, from his role models in life, his favourite singer, or even the funniest sledge he faced on the pitch.However, when asked about the ‘One batsman you would choose to bat for your life?’, the 47 year old had his answer prompt.Advertisement “I think the best guy I played with was Sachin,” Dravid replied.In terms of quality and class and what he got. I would say I will have to choose Sachin if he is at his best,” the former Men in Blue stalwart added.Sachin and Dravid’s partnerships during their primes are still memorable for the Indian fans even to this date. In Test cricket, the duo still hold the world record for most hundred partnerships (20), and also the highest runs scored together (6920) in the red ball format.Check out the entire interview below-In his 16 long years with India, the occasional wicket keeper batsman enjoyed a stellar international career. Dravid earned 164 Test and 344 ODI caps for the team, scoring over 13,000 and 10,00 runs in both formats respectively.The Karnataka cricket team star also played in six Indian Premier League seasons, three with Royal Challengers Bangalore and the rest with Rajasthan Royals. He is the current Director of Cricket Operations at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.Also read-Big update on IPL 2020 after lockdown extension!Shane Watson reveals exactly how MS Dhoni made him feel ’10 feet tall’ while playing for CSK Advertisementlast_img read more

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Basketballer Amritpal and boxer Neeraj Phogat latest Indian athletes to be caught doping

first_imgImage Courtesy: 3BL/SportstarAdvertisement fNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsu50Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8z( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5c9Would you ever consider trying this?😱0reCan your students do this? 🌚1u74xRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian basketball star Amritpal Singh and international medal winning boxer Neeraj Phogat are the two well known athletes of the country to have failed doping test, and are now banned by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for a period of four years.Advertisement Image Courtesy: 3BL/SportstarAmritpal, the only hoopster from the country to have played in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) for Sydney Kings, has 9 years of international career with the Indian men’s national basketball team. The 28 year old, who hails from Amritsar, underwent the doping test during the FIBA 3×3 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers preparation camp in Bengaluru back in February, and his urine sample test results arrived from Doha in May.Traces of terbutaline, which is classified as a beta 2 agonist used for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is listed as a prohibited substance. Amritpal, who accepted his provisional ban until 19th May, is now suspended until 2024.Advertisement Amritpal joined Sydney Kings August 2017, following a spell with Tokyo Excellence of Japan’s National Basketball Development League (NBDL). He made his international debut in 2011 at the FIBA Asia Championship for Men in Wuhan, China, and later has been part of the Indian squad that competed in FIBA Asia Cups and Asia Championships.Neeraj Phogat, the young pugilist belonging to the revered wrestling family from the state of Haryana, failed her doping test back in December last year. Traces of ligandrol, also known as LGD 4033 is a selective androgen receptor modulator, which comes under the list of banned substances, were found in her test sample, along with additional anabolic steroids.Advertisement Neeraj’s samples were collected in September 2019. and test results from Doha came in November. After more than five months of provisional ban, NADA has decided to suspend the 57 kg featherweight boxer for four years, which will be counted from 2nd December 2019, the initiation day of her provisional suspension.Neeraj won a gold at the India Open Boxing Tournament in Guwahati, which was held in February 2019. She also secured cliched gold at the Umakhanov Memorial International in Russia back in August 2019, and another bronze at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria last year.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-Ishant Sharma caught calling Darren Sammy ‘kalu’ on social media postAustralian racing driver Renee Gracie joins adult film industry to tackle financial crisis! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mater Dei Boosters Confident

first_imgNEW MONMOUTH – With well more than half its goal of $1 million raised to keep Mater Dei Prep open for another year, and another month left to attain the goal, members of the Save the Seraphs team are jubilant, confident, and anxiously continuing their work towards meeting the goal.In addition to that fund, another $824,000 has been raised in Save the Seraphs pledges, the $1,000 pledges each year for the next four years, which will kick off the endowment fund school supporters anticipate will keep the high school open, competitive, and viable for the future.“The Seraph’s Fund is on track to hit its $1,000,000 goal,” said Jim Shea, who is heading up the trustees managing the Save the Seraphs fund. “A successful fundraiser on Saturday and an increase in pledging helped us surpass the $500,000 mark over the weekend, ahead of the halfway point in our campaign. We are extremely excited about both our fundraising progress and the plan we are developing for the future of Mater Dei Prep.”In addition to the fundraising activities, leaders of the fund raising program have met with the Catholic Diocese of Trenton Superintendent of Schools, Joann Pier and are now busy setting up a formal plan which would see the 50 year old high school go forward as a 501(c) (3) entity separate from St. Mary’s parish.Within the region, Catholic school tuition is underwritten in one of three ways: either as a parish institution, such Red Bank Catholic which is organized under St. James’ Parish in Red Bank; as a separate non profit such as St. John Vianney High School in Hazlet, or as a private academy such as Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. Until this time, Mater Dei Prep has been financed similarly to Red Bank Catholic, by the local parish, but attracting students from other parishes in the area.Since its inception, Mater Dei has been organized, built and maintained as a parish school. After last week’s meeting with diocesan officials, the committee working on saving the school is developing a plan, including setting up regulations for a Board of Governors, which would include a board chairman and would have jurisdiction over all the school’s finances and be responsible for all expenses and income. The education at the school would continue to be overseen by a principal. The Endowment Fund being set up through the $1,000 a year for four-year pledges would continue and those funds used for major improvements and other expenses at the school. Tuition would continue to be borne by parents of students in school.Once the local committee finalizes its overall plan, it will once again meet with diocesan officials and seek ultimate approval from the bishop.Meanwhile, trustees of the funds and other volunteers remain amazed and grateful at the outpouring of support for the school, with numerous fund raising events being supported and more planned. This month, there is a Seraphfest Benefit Concert from 4 p.m. top 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, featuring a number of local and award winning bands and solo performers. A signature event, a Save the Seraphs Gala Dinner and Gift Auction is set for March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands. Gifts at that auction are still being received, but are as varied as boxes of cigars to out-of-state vacations. Tickets for the event are $125.00 per person.A major donation over the weekend came courtesy of the Mater Dei Prep Booster Club’s Pot of Gold Irish Dinner Dance. The event drew a crowd of approximately 350 friends of Mater Dei Prep who enjoyed Irish food and entertainment. The Seraph’s Fund trustee Jim Shaw regaled the partygoers with a bagpipe performance while students from the Jig Factory performed Irish dances. Local band The Shore Thing provided the dancing musicStudents at Mater Dei have also started a One in a Million campaign in which they are asking students in other Catholic schools in New Jersey to donate a dollar and sign their name to a Master Dei Prep shield. The signed shields are being displayed throughout the halls of Mater Dei Prep. Students also designed Save the Seraphs wristbands, which are being sold at $5 each at events. Students made a video with filmmaker Gary Gellman of Gellman Images, who offered to help save the school. That video can be seen at http://youtu.be/q34LRAAvYj4.Other Save the Seraphs fundraising events are planned during the month of March. On Saturday, March 14, MDP young alumni are hosting a 3-on-3-basketball tournament, also in Memorial Hall. Tournament spots are still available and registration begins at 10 am. To participate, email [email protected] interested in keeping abreast of the latest fund raising activities can visit www.savetheserahps.org or e-mail any support to [email protected]–By Muriel J. Smith..last_img read more

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