Advertisement a2p0nNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqdqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7o8si( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s22uWould you ever consider trying this?😱u3Can your students do this? 🌚gu8Roller skating! 11b2See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morek74y2aBody tricks that only special people can do pt-1abnHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkieszz6oA visualization of how Karma works vn8p91kPowered by Firework Australian batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test after suffering a concussion in the second test at Lord’s. Smith was hit in the neck by a brutal bouncer from Jofra Archer on day four, but had passed the initial concussion test before returning to continue his innings. On Tuesday though, head coach Justin Langer confirmed his absence after Smith sat out Australia’s training session. The former Aussie skipper has played a key role in the series scoring 142, 144 and 92 in his three innings so far.Advertisement “Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test at Headingley, with coach Justin Langer confirming the news after the batsman sat out Australia’s training session on Tuesday,” Cricket Australia announced on their website.Advertisement Smith, whose two centuries in the first Test played a pivotal role in Australia’s win at Edgbaston, returned to bat on Saturday after the blow which floored him. He added 12 runs before finally being declared out. However, he was unable to play on the final day on Sunday as he woke up feeling “groggy” and was replaced by Marnus Labuschagne who became Test cricket’s first concussion substitute. Team doctor Richard Saw was seen speaking with him during team training on Tuesday and vice-captain Pat Cummins also confirmed that the rest of the squad trained without him. There hasn’t been any news on who will replace him for the third Test at Headingley, which starts on Thursday. Advertisement Advertisement
Image Courtesy: Deccan Herald/Instagram(@vkfofficial)Advertisement rqjNBA Finals | Brooklyn VspvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eg1i( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cyn9Would you ever consider trying this?😱8ydkvCan your students do this? 🌚b6jhRoller skating! Powered by Firework Its a double treat for India as their 2019 Davis Cup tie against Pakistan is now on a 2-0 lead as compatriots Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sumit Nagal has trounced their opponents Muhammad Shoaib and Huzaifa Abdul Rehman on the first day.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Deccan Herald/Instagram(@vkfofficial)It was a walk in the park for Ramanathan as the former World no. 111 proved to be way too overpowering for the young 17 year old Shoaib, as the first match lasted just 42 minutes.Ramanathan, currently no. 190, who reached the 2018 ATP World Tour Final at Newport, was present in the post match conference: “I gave my best in every point. We are happy with 2-0 on the first day.Advertisement Expressing his thankful gesture towards the supporters present at the game, the 25 year old addressed on the upcoming doubles match between Leander Paes and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan versus Pakistan on Saturday.“Now we are looking forward to see Jee (Jeevan) and Leander fire some bombs tomorrow. Let’s get the job done”Advertisement Ranked 128th Sumit Nagal, who hails from the Jhajjar district of Haryana, won the second face off in 64 minutes. This was also the first ever Davis Cup victory for Sumit, as the 22 year old razed Huzaifa 6-0, 6-2.“I started decent and finished it pretty strong. Both of us (he and Ram) had lot of fire today. We did not want to lose.” the 2015 Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles winner told reporters.Even though it was a win for Nagal, Huzaifa had enough juice to push him to deuce points twice, and elongated the match till the 8th game.“They are juniors but they played well and did whatever they could. The guy I played came up with some really good shots. He played to his potential but has a long way to go,” Nagal added. Advertisement
LITTLE SILVER –The Red Bank Regional (RBR) BUC Backer Foundation inducted six distinguished alumni into its 2016 Hall of Fame on April 29. They join the ranks of the 120 honorees previously inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame over the last 14 years by the RBR BUC Backer Foundation.The new members are:• Janice A. Egeland, Ph.D., Class of 1952, Professor Emerita, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry• S. Thomas Westerman, M.D., Class of 1952, Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology Drexel University College of Medicine, Retired Ear, Nose and Throat Physician• Dean S. Ross, Class of 1969, Community leader and small business owner• Lindsay Maggio, M.D., Class of 1998, Assistant Professor University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine• Tahj Holden, Class of 1999, Sports and Entertainment Associate, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, Varsity Boy’s Basketball Coach at Ranney School• Bo Olsen, Class of 2004, Captain in the United States ArmyRBR Buccaneer student newspaper writers read the biographies they each wrote on the Distinguished Alumni. In addition to a special brunch prepared by RBR’s Culinary Art students in the RBR media center, RBR Visual & Performing Art piano majors provided musical accompaniment.Every year RBR BUC Backer Foundation sponsors the induction of distinguished alumni in the Hall of Fame. All of the Distinguished Alumni have enjoyed long distinguished careers in their profession and as community leaders and volunteers. Additionally, the special student guests invited represent those with promise to become future distinguished alumni.The RBR BUC Backer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding broad-based educational programs through teacher-requested grants at Red Bank Regional High School. The foundation also coordinates the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and honors its inductees each year.
By Jay Cook |TRENTON – A longtime environmentalist who worked to improve the health of local waterways is leaving the Two River area for Trenton.Debbie Mans, the former executive director of the Keyport-based NY/NJ Baykeeper, was appointed last week to serve as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) deputy commissioner, the agency announced. Mans was handpicked by the acting-DEP commissioner, Catherine R. McCabe.The hire has also served as a rallying cry for local environmentalists who say New Jersey will benefit from Mans’ years of expertise and ability to negotiate.“We had to play a lot of defense for the last eight years trying to stop bad things from happening,” said Greg Remaud, the acting executive director of NY/NJ Baykeeper. “We believe now that’s going to reverse.”Mans had been the face of NY/NJ Baykeeper since 2008, a self-proclaimed “citizen guardian” for the Hudson-Raritan Estuary that encompasses waters in New York and New Jersey. Mans and NY/NJ Baykeeper have been busy on the homefront in recent years, pushing for new programs and more pro-environmental legislation on the state level.More recently, Mans has been sternly opposed to the 23-mile-long Williams Transco Pipeline project planned to be built through Raritan Bay. She also testified before Congress last month in support of the $1.3-billion Passaic River Superfund cleanup site program destined for North Jersey.“I am excited to join the Department of Environmental Protection and get to work on a number of key environmental issues facing our state,” said Mans, in a statement. “We need to ensure that New Jersey is on a path to clean energy and sustainability, while also protecting public health, cleaning up polluted sites, and conserving our natural resources.”Mans’ path back to Trenton has been a busy one. From 2006 to 2008, she was the environmental and energy policy advisor to then-Gov. Jon Corzine, helping craft clean energy plans through 2020. Before that, from 2002 through 2006, she served as NY/NJ Baykeeper’s policy director.“Debbie Mans’ commitment to clean energy and conservation makes her an excellent choice to help the DEP lead the nation in developing solutions to such critical issues as climate change and renewable energy,” McCabe said in a statement. “Debbie has spent her entire career devoted to improving the environment for all, and I look forward to her expertise helping shape our mission.”Throughout that tenure of protecting water quality, organizing open space and fighting battles with large energy companies, Mans has collaborated with many of the local environmentalist groups who call the Two River area home.“It’s extremely important and of great value to have someone at that level who not only understands the issues of consequence that affect our quality of life, but also someone that knows the value of grassroots and citizen involvement,” said Cindy Zipf, Clean Ocean Action’s executive director.Zipf said COA has worked with Baykeeper on environmental law enforcement issues, as well as how to tackle green energy on a statewide platform in their time.Yet more than anything, Mans’ hire signals a stark change from Gov. Chris Christie’s DEP, Zipf said.“Time will tell, but it’s certainly a 180 in terms of the interest in broad environmental issues facing our state,” she said.Tim Dillingham, executive director of the American Littoral Society, said state policy is in more-than-capable hands.“She is smart and principled, an unfailing advocate for the environment with a lot of experience in both government and the advocacy sides,” Dillingham said. “I have nothing but high regard for her.”Dillingham and Mans go back to some of their first environmental policy positions. From 2000 to 2002, Mans was a policy and outreach specialist for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in Pennington. At the same time, Dillingham was on the board of directors there.Their partnership flourished when they both ended up leading environmental groups headquartered along the same body of water along the Jersey Shore.NY/NJ Baykeeper has been one of the state’s leaders in reintroducing oyster reefs to rivers and bays. Oysters can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day and many believe they could be the answer to helping remove pollutants in the water.After installing manmade oyster castles off of the 2.9-mile-long Naval Weapons Station Earle Pier in Leonardo in 2016, NY/NJ Baykeeper announced in December oyster spat, or baby oysters were found growing on the structures.The American Littoral Society has been trying to implement a similar program in the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers, beginning this past summer. Dillingham said his organization is following similar steps to see his program flourish in the two rivers.And Dillingham had a message for the private and public sectors who soon will interact with Mans.“She’s a great negotiator and she’s going to find a way to push the public’s agenda and still engage all the stakeholders that the state government has to please,” he said.Remaud Named Acting Executive DirectorNY/NJ Baykeeper announced on Tuesday evening that Greg Remaud would be named the organization’s acting executive director for the time being. Official changes and possible restructuring will happen in March when its board of directors convenes.It’s an honor for Remaud, who has been with NY/NJ Baykeeper now for two decades.“From Dery (Bennett), to Andy (Willner), to Debbie (Mans), those are three extraordinary environmentalists and human beings,” he said. “It means a lot to have that opportunity and follow in those footsteps.”Remaud’s time has been spent as NY/NJ Baykeeper’s conservation director, where he spent years “trying to preserve natural land and open space in areas that are densely developed where (residents) don’t have a lot.”Since the organization began in 1989, it has preserved over 3,500 acres of land ranging from the North Jersey Meadowlands to the Raritan Bayshore. Most recently, NY/NJ Baykeeper helped preserve 250 acres for the newly formulated Freneau Woods, an addition to the Monmouth County Park System.This article was first published in the Feb. 15-22, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.