first_imgHOBOKEN — Former Hoboken spokesman Juan Melli, who served through the administration of former Mayor Dawn Zimmer and for the first two months of new Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s term, will join the New Jersey team of Mercury, a global, bipartisan public strategy firm, as a vice president. The company’s headquarters is in New York City, but has more than 15 offices around the world.Melli left his former role with the city on March 5. According to Deputy Chief of Staff Jason Freeman, who has been serving as the spokesman in the interim, the city will announce Melli’s permanent replacement tomorrow — Wednesday, March 21. “I am excited to join such a talented team and look forward to helping clients in New Jersey and across the country solve their most complex challenges,” said Melli.“We are thrilled to welcome Juan to Mercury,” said Mercury Partner Mike Soliman. “As a respected and experienced communications expert, Juan will be a tremendous asset to our team and provide best-in-class service to our clients.”Prior to his work in Hoboken, Melli was director of new media for Gov. Jon Corzine’s campaign and associate editor and columnist for Melli founded in 2005, a New Jersey political website.He is a 2002 graduate of Rutgers University and earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2008. Melli lives in Hoboken with his wife and two sons.last_img read more

first_img (506sports) As for Fox’s early Sunday afternoon games, the majority of the country will get Seahawks vs. Eagles, the game that was flexed into the 1 p.m. ET window when Packers-49ers was moved. On CBS, most markets will be presented Saints vs. Panthers, with a handful of others getting Raiders vs. Jets, Steelers vs. Bengals, Broncos vs. Bills or Jaguars vs. Titans, instead.Below are the full NFL coverage maps for Week 12, plus a list of major TV markets and the CBS and Fox games that will be presented in each on Sunday.WEEK 12 NFL PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsNFL coverage map Week 12(NFL coverage maps courtesy of and late CBS games Early Fox games (506sports) The NFL coverage map for Week 12 makes clear what CBS and Fox consider the best games Sunday’s NFL TV schedule has to offer. That’s especially the case this week.In a rare occurrence, one of the regional Fox broadcasts in Week 12 has become a national broadcast. The entire country will see Cowboys vs. Patriots at 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox thanks to the NFL flexing Packers vs. 49ers to Sunday night. TV schedule for NFL Week 12 gamesCBS coveragePanthers at Saints (1 p.m. ET)Raiders at Jets (1 p.m. ET)Broncos at Bills (1 p.m. ET)Steelers at Bengals (1 p.m. ET)Jaguars at Titans (4:05 p.m. ET)Fox coverageSeahawks at Eagles (1 p.m. ET)Giants at Bears (1 p.m. ET)Buccaneers at Falcons (1 p.m. ET)Lions at Redskins (1 p.m. ET)Dolphins at Browns (1 p.m. ET)Cowboys at Patriots (4:25 p.m. ET)List of Week 12 NFL games by TV market(TV markets listed in order by size)MarketCBS earlyFox earlyCBS lateFox lateNew YorkRaiders at JetsGiants at Bears-Cowboys at PatriotsLos AngelesRaiders at JetsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsChicago-Giants at BearsJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsPhiladelphia-Seahawks at EaglesJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsDallas-Ft. WorthPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsSan Francisco/Bay areaRaiders at JetsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsWashington D.C.-Lions at RedskinsJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsHoustonPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsBostonPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsAtlanta-Buccaneers at FalconsJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsPhoenixPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsTampa/St. PetersburgPanthers at SaintsBuccaneers at Falcons-Cowboys at PatriotsSeattle-Seahawks at EaglesJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsDetroit-Lions at RedskinsJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsMinneapolis-St. PaulPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsMiamiPanthers at SaintsDolphins at Browns-Cowboys at PatriotsDenverBroncos at BillsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsOrlando-Buccaneers at FalconsJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsCleveland-Dolphins at BrownsJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsSacramentoRaiders at JetsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsCharlottePanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsPortlandPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsSt. LouisPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsPittsburghSteelers at BengalsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsIndianapolisPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsBaltimoreSteelers at BengalsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsRaleigh-DurhamPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsNashville-Seahawks at EaglesJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsSan DiegoRaiders at JetsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsSalt Lake CityBroncos at BillsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsSan AntonioPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsKansas CityRaiders at JetsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsColumbusSteelers at BengalsDolphins at Browns-Cowboys at PatriotsMilwaukeePanthers at SaintsGiants at Bears-Cowboys at PatriotsCincinnatiSteelers at BengalsGiants at Bears-Cowboys at PatriotsLas VegasRaiders at JetsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsJacksonville-Buccaneers at FalconsJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsOklahoma CityPanthers at SaintsDolphins at Browns-Cowboys at PatriotsNew OrleansPanthers at SaintsSeahawks at Eagles-Cowboys at PatriotsMemphis-Seahawks at EaglesJaguars at TitansCowboys at PatriotsBuffaloBroncos at BillsGiants at Bears-Cowboys at Patriotslast_img read more

first_imgBoth Boracchia and Fligor talked about making difficult decisions.“I have to sleep with my decisions,” Fligor said. “Some are more difficult.”“I’m sure it’s going to be easy times, but there’ll be difficult times (too),” said Boracchia, a borough resident for 10 years. ”It affects all our neighbors, I think that’s the tough part.”“Once the election’s over, we’re all neighbors,” Fligor said. “We’re going to have disagreements, but, in the end, the council usually works together.“The town has good people,” said Fligor, a third-generation, lifelong resident. “We have a lot of good people, here.”Fligor said he will remain unaffiliated with a political party. Fligor is a computer engineer for flow applications. His wife, Cindy, runs the family’s Salon at 68 on First Avenue and is president of the local Chamber of Commerce.Boracchia, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, is a sales manager for a petrochemical company. He has a law degree, but does not practice law. Story and photos by Joseph SapiaATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – As town government reorganized for 2017, Democrat Roy Dellosso retained his position as Borough Council president in a divided vote.The vote was 4 to 2 in Dellosso’s favor. Council members voting for Dellosso were himself, fellow Democrat Charles Lero, newly sworn-in Republican Stephen Boracchia and unaffiliated Lou Fligor. Voting no were two Republicans, Peter T. Doyle and John Archibald Jr.Boracchia expressed he was willing to go along with Dellosso, but Archibald later said Dellosso “hasn’t shown any ability to be council president.” Archibald added that Dellosso’s performance as chair of the council finance committee last year was “abysmal.”“If he can’t handle finance chairman, why should he be council president?” Archibald said.Doyle declined to comment on his vote against Dellosso.Dellosso later declined to comment on the split vote, but Mayor Rhonda C. LeGrice, a Democrat, said “that’s strictly political, as far as I’m concerned.”The reorganization was held New Year’s Day at noon at Borough Hall.Other split votes included the yearly appointments of Anthony J. Pannella as bond counsel and James Butler and Patrick Healy as chief municipal prosecutor and prosecutor, respectively. Voting no were Archibald, Doyle and Boracchia, while voting yes were Dellosso, Lero and Fligor – with LeGrice breaking the tie with her yes vote.Generally, though, the council voted unanimously on the various appointments. “I’m hoping this year will be more pleasant,” LeGrice said. Last year, the council was composed of two Democrats, two Republicans and two unaffiliated with a political party, or “independents.” The unaffiliated, Fligor and Jacob Hoffmann, had been Republicans, but broke with the party.In the November election for council, Fligor and Hoffmann ran against Republicans Boracchia and Susan Tidswell. Democrats had no candidates in the race.Fligor and Boracchia were the winners. On New Year’s Day, when they were sworn in to their full three-year terms, both spoke of working in a nonpartisan manner for the good of the town.“When I make my decisions, they’re not for party,” said Fligor, 56, beginning his 16th consecutive year on the council. “I make my decisions (on) what’s best for the town. I will continue to do the best I can for the people of Atlantic Highlands.”Councilman Stephen Boracchia“In a small town as ours, put our party affiliations aside because we are working for our neighbors,” Boracchia said.“It’s going to be a great experience (serving on council),” said Boracchia, 55, holding his first elective office.center_img During her annual address, LeGrice said three important things to work on this year are traffic flow and safety; parking for residents and visitors; and strengthening the steep slope ordinance to protect the hillsides that give the town its name.Former Mayor Frederick J. Rast swore in Fligor, while borough Republican Chair Jane Frotton swore in Boracchia.Lero participated in the meeting via telephone from Texas. He was out of town because of the death of his mother, said Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny.Brian Sheehan was sworn in as fire chief, along with Deputy Fire Chief Martin Hawley Jr. and Fire Captain Paul Murphy. All positions are for one year.Other appointments included:Borough Attorney: Bernard M. Reilly, one-year appointmentSpecial counsels: Jeffrey R. Surenian, Eric D. Brophy and Michael B. Steib, one yearCode enforcement officer: Richard Rast, one yearZoning officer: Michelle Clark, one yearAuditor: Andrew J. Sabine, one yearPublic defender and alternate: Henry Wolff III and Douglas Widman, respectively, one yearAnimal control officer: Kerry Gowen, one yearDeputy fire marshals: Murphy and Stephanie Hawley, two years, two yearslast_img read more

first_imgNelson opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over East Kootenay of Cranbrook.Despite owning the opposition, Nelson opened the scoring in a lucky break with the East Kootenay keeper bobbled the ball into the net.Hailee Gerun and Taiatini-Senechal scored for Nelson.The Selects defeated Columbia Valley in the other game of the four-team, round-robin tournament 3-1.The one-two scoring punch of Gerun and Taiatini-Senechal led the Reps, with the latter scoring twice.Nelson advances to the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in Kelowna. The Nelson Selects held off a pesky Kootenay South squad to nail down the Kootenay berth for the upcoming B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup next month in Kelowna.The Selects finished the Kootenay U15 Girl’s Playdowns with a 1-0 victory over West Kootenay rivals Sunday in Provincial Playdowns at the Lakeside Pitch.Aroha Taiatini-Senechal score the only goal the Selects would need and the back line of Jena Wheeldon, Daina Shaw, Tara Yowek and Paige Lefranc kept the opposition off the scoresheet to lead the host club.last_img read more

first_imgNelson, which has not lost to the Rebels this season, boasts the KIJHL’s leading scorer after Jamie Vlanich rang up seven points in two games to shoot past Nick Josephs of Kelowna and into the lead.Vlanich, 20, has 30 goals and 51 assists for 81 points and a six-point lead over Josephs.Nelson is scheduled to be without the services of captain Darnel St. Pierre, serving his second game of a suspension for an accumulation of hit-to-the-head penalties.The game is important to the Leafs if the Green and White has any intentions of overtaking the Beaver Valley Nitehawks for the Murdoch Division title.The Hawks, leading the Leafs by a single point, have a game in hand on Nelson.The Rebels, on a four-game winless streak, are in danger of falling out of the playoffs as Castlegar now only leads Spokane by one point in division standings and seven ahead of Grand Forks.During the skid Castlegar has been out scored 21-5, and has been shutout twice.Castlegar has played three more games than Grand Forks. Which Nelson Leafs team will show up Wednesday when the club hosts a rare mid-week Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game.Will it be the team that totally rocked Murdoch rival Castlegar Rebels 9-zip last week?Or will it be the so-called heavyweights of the division that played like, well, lightweights in giving up four third period goals en route to losing 5-2 to Grand Forks?Nelson gets a chance to right the wrong of Saturday night against the Bruins when the Leafs host Castlegar at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena Wednesday.last_img read more

first_imgTVG’s Kurt Hoover hams it up with jockey Martin Garcia following Sunday’s March Madness Starter Handicap at Santa Anita.  For the second consecutive year, the “March Madness” was won by the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Handfull.  Owned by Team Green, LLC, Hollendorfer or Nakkashian, Handfull paid $7.20 to win.last_img

first_imgThe Railways is working on three more dedicated freight corridors at an estimated cost of about ₹2.6 lakh crore over the next 10 years which will help the national transporter to free up the current tracks to run enough passenger trains so that no traveller gets wait-listed.Train travellers could expect to be free of waiting list within the four years on the two busiest routes of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes, where dedicated freight corridors (DFC) construction is under works and is expected to be completed by 2021, said Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav.“This is our vision. When the DFC is completed…. the existing Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah route will be completely free of freight. Then we will be able to run passenger trains on demand. The work to upgrade [train speed] on the route to 160 kmph has already been sanctioned and will be done in the next four years,” he said.“In the next four years, we will run freight and passenger trains on demand and this means we will meet traffic requirements. On these routes, in the next four years there will be no waiting.”He also said work on the North-South (Delhi-Chennai), East-West (Mumbai-Howrah) and East Coast (Kharagpur-Vijayawada) DFC was under way and the final location survey would be completed in the next one year.The three DFCs would be around 6,000-km long and would be commissioned in the next 10 years. As per the preliminary report, the cost of the three projects is estimated to be ₹2.6 lakh crore.“When this is done we will have a lot of capacity and we will be able to run a lot of trains. So, by the time we have enough capacity we should be able to introduce private operators and corporatise production units, so that technologically advanced coaches fit to run trains at 160 kmph are available in the country and we are able to export them as well,” Mr. Yadav said.He said now a detailed project report would be created, post which the three DFC projects would be put up for Cabinet approval.last_img read more

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Management and coaching staff wasted no time and has shopped around for a replacement, their third import in the season-closing conference, who has turned out to be Watson and is expected to plane in either late Tuesday or early Wednesday from the United States.But a ranking team official told the Inquirer that the Beermen would likely play Bridgeman against the Elasto Painters because coaching staff doesn’t feel that Watson would be able to have at least one practice with the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Derrick Rose moved to tears after watching video tribute from Chinese fans SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief San Miguel Beermen. Tristan Tamayo/ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games San Miguel Beer, chasing to complete a rare Triple Crown sweep, will most likely play Terik Bridgeman against Rain or Shine in the 7 p.m. PBA Governors’ Cup contest on Wednesday as the Beermen await the arrival of new import Terrence Watson.Bridgeman, who came in to replace Wendell McKines, was a huge disappointment in his debut last Saturday, scoring just two points and grabbing six rebounds in a 79-90 loss to Alaska in Angeles City in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

first_imgMauricio Pochettino hailed a “fantastic” effort from his Tottenham players after they battled to a 2-1 win at Newcastle United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli scored either side of Newcastle striker Joselu during a frantic opening 18 minutes at St James’ Park.Vertonghen and Alli were two of five World Cup semi-finalists in the Spurs starting line-up despite only returning to training this week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Mohamed Diame and Salomon Rondon were denied by post and crossbar during the second half as a flagging Tottenham hung on.”I am so proud. I think the performance, in all the circumstances, we were fantastic,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.”Newcastle were a very good opponent. They created some chances to score more than one.”Sometimes in football you need not only effort but some luck. I think in all the circumstances and how we prepared the game, with a lot of player who only started training on Monday, we can say it’s a brilliant effort.”We need to play better, be more consistent and not allow the opposition to create chances.”But, of course, I am not going to complain. We need to be clever and learn and it’s a massive challenge to try to work all together again in just a few days.” Mauricio: “Under the circumstances it was good to start the season in this way. The players showed great character and commitment, the mentality was amazing.” #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 11, 2018Spurs did not add a single player during the transfer window, sparking discontent from some of the club’s supporters.Pochettino’s side showed the benefit of familiarity as they hung on against Newcastle and, with a move to the new White Hart Lane on the horizon, the Argentinian tactician took the opportunity to call for a united front.He said: “We need to stay all together – the staff and players. And the most important thing is our fans. [We are] giving out supporters another difficult season when we move to the new stadium.”It’s so important that our fans understand that we need a lot of help and of course we are going to give our very best to help them feel proud.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Man City midfielder Rodri: Season far from overby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri does not believe the club’s league season is over.Some fans and pundits are already declaring Liverpool hot favourites for the Premier League, given they have a five point lead over City.But Rodri knows that it is still early days, and that every team will slip up in the title race.”The season is very long,” he said to City’s website.”You are going to have matches like this, at least two or three. It’s normal. We are not perfect, and the good thing is we are at the start of the season, not the end.”That’s the only positive thing we can say. We are five points behind the leaders and that’s bad news but we are working and we will keep pushing.” last_img read more