Drew Brees ‘humbled and honored’ by Art Rooney Award

first_img Saints QB Drew Brees blasts Roger Goodell’s silence on blown call Saints fans will receive free Jeni’s Ice Cream on Super Bowl Sunday after Sean Payton’s comments Extremely humbled & honored to receive the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award as voted by my fellow NFL players. It’s our job to continue the legacy of this great game as men like Art Rooney did before us. Thank you.A post shared by Drew Brees (@drewbrees) on Feb 3, 2019 at 4:34am PST”Extremely humbled & honored to receive the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award as voted by my fellow NFL players,” Brees wrote. “It’s our job to continue the legacy of this great game as men like Art Rooney did before us. Thank you.” Related News Drew Brees capped his historic season with the highest of honors.The Saints quarterback was bested by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes for MVP at Saturday’s NFL Honors, but was given the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award in recognition of outstanding leadership on the playing field. Brees was in top form in his 18th year in the league, becoming the NFL’s all-time passing leader while also reaching the second-most passing touchdowns and most career completions.The previous winners of the Art Rooney Award include Larry Fitzgerald, Charles Woodson, Frank Gore and Luke Kuechly. Brees, who will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice, took to Instagram later Sunday to express his gratitude for being voted by his peers. View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

England seniors off to a flier against the Scots

first_img19 Sep 2012 England seniors off to a flier against the Scots England displayed their ability to bounce back by beating Scotland 6-3 on the opening day of the Seniors Home Internationals at Southerndown in Wales. The Scots edged ahead 2-1 in the morning foursomes with only Tyrone Carter and Chris Reynolds gaining a point for England with a final green victory over Derek Murphy and Gordon MacDonald. The other two games went to the Scots as Ian Brotherston and Fraser McCluskey beat John Ambridge and new cap Doug Cameron 2 and 1 while John Fraser and David Gardner secured the same scoreline over Charles Banks and Andrew Stracey. But it was a different story in the singles with only Stracey tasting defeat by 1 hole against Gardner. Ambridge secured a solid 3 and 2 win over Brotherston, while Cameron gained his first international point by 2 and 1 over Fraser. Carter, who was unbeaten for England in the recent European Men’s Team Championships in Portugal, maintained his winning run with a 1 hole victory over Lindsay Blair, while Banks and Les Bruckner, another new cap, gained 4 and 3 wins over McCluskey and Murphy respectively. Scores and results from the Seniors Home Internationals can be found on the Golf Union of Wales website. Image Tyrone Carter Copyright Tom Ward.last_img read more

Rumson Troop 201 Inducts Two Eagle Scouts

first_imgRUMSON – Stephen Farkouh of Tinton Falls and Andrew Tort of Rumson were recently inducted into the Eagle Scouts’ Court of Honor.Farkouh is a senior at Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls. Tort is a junior at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft.Stephen Farkouh of Tinton Falls, left, and Andrew Tort of Rumson are now Eagle Scouts.They have worked together for many years in the troop, including leading their troop of 40 Scouts as senior patrol leaders. Having spent the last five years as fellow Scouts encouraging each other to complete their final Eagle Scout requirements and projects, Farkouh and Tort wanted to celebrate their highest achievement together.Farkouh’s project was an extensive cleanup and restoration of Monmouth Regional High School’s Preschool playground. Steve Didonato, Monmouth Regional High School administration, also an Eagle Scout, detailed Farkouh’s project during the Court of Honor. He praised Farkouh for his organizational skills, his tenacity and described the physical challenges that his project entailed. Didonato mentored him throughout the project and shared his and the school’s gratitude for the beautiful playground the children will now enjoy.Farkouh was assisted by members of Rumson Troop 201 and classmates from Monmouth Regional High School.During a Veterans Day ceremony at the historic bandstand in Rumson’s Victory Park, Tort noticed there was limited access to the bandstand for certain veterans and other physically challenged individuals who had to traverse a long grassy area to steps with no rails to reach the bandstand’s platform. After several meetings with the Borough of Rumson, Tort began his project to create a decorative paver walkway, landing pads and stair rails in Victory Park, making the bandstand more accessible.Under the mentorship of Guy Hembling of Hembling & Son who is also an Eagle Scout, and with the help of his fellow Scouts, family and friends, the bandstand now has a beautiful paver walkway with stair rails as well as beautified landscaping around the bandstand for future ceremonies.last_img read more

Thrills and Spills at Skimbash 2019

first_imgSEA BRIGHT – Sunny skies, warm temperatures and perfect waves blessed the 15th year of Skimbash, a weekend skimboarding competition held on Sea Bright’s beach, open to enthusiasts of all ages who compete in 15 different age divisions. There were also divisions for semi-professionals, professional women and professional men. Skimbash is organized by Felicia Stratton and Melissa Stevenson who document the action with live scoring. The September event was the kickoff for the Skim USA 2020 tour. Spectators who lined the beach both days to watch the action were treated to dolphin sightings, too. Photos by Alex Nazathlast_img

American Idol: We miss you already, Sanjaya

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The day had to come. Sanjaya Malakar, the least-talented American Idol finalist in years, couldn’t stay on the show forever. Still, we know we’ll miss him. With him went the chance of any more off-the-wall Idol fun, according to Fred Shuster, the Daily News’ resident Idol expert. What do you think? Which will you miss more, Sanjaya or his hair? Surf over to Idol Chatter, our American Idol blog, and let us know.last_img

Wave Technology Lives On In Google’s New Shared Spaces

first_imgaudrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google has quietly launched a new Labs project today – Google Shared Spaces. Based on Google Wave gadgets technology, Shared Spaces is designed to be an easy way to create and share collaborative applications. As Shared Spaces uses Wave technology, there are already 50 different gadgets available, including shared maps, scheduling tools, polls, Sudoku games, and drawing boards. Shared Spaces seems to be a fairly easy way to quickly share a workspace with a friend or colleague. You simply share the space’s URL to invite others to join. There’s a chat box for real-time communication, but it appears that the work space persists, meaning you can use it for longer-term work as well. So, will more folks adopt Wave in this format? According to the description on the Google Labs site, Javascript developers will be able to build their own gadgets in order to build more Shared Spaces tools. However, the link to Shared Spaces via the Google’s Labs page returns an error message, so perhaps Shared Spaces – (oh dear) much like Wave – isn’t quite ready for prime time. (Here’s the direct link to Shared Spaces.) A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#web center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Manalang bids goodbye to Adamson after ‘heartbreaking’ loss

first_img“I thought we were going to go all the way,” said Manalang Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Since day one I believed that, but that’s life. Sometimes things don’t go your way.”Adamson held a 63-54 lead heading into the final 10 minutes of the game but the Green Archers found their rhythm in the fourth period just as the Soaring Falcons faltered.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 shutoutLa Salle outscored Adamson 28-12 in the final period to claim one of the spots in the championship round.“Being my last game, I didn’t care if I make mistakes, I’m just playing as hard as I can, trying to help the team the way I can,” said Manalang. “I just tried to do the best of my ability but we came up short.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Manalang had 16 points and four assists in his career-ender as he gave it all he can to help Adamson get over the semifinals hump.“Obviously it’s a tough loss, it was heartbreaking for me since this is my last game as a Falcon but I am extremely proud of my teammates,” said Manalang who played just two seasons in the UAAP, with both years ending in semifinal exits.“To the coaching staff, they taught me so much on being a point guard and being a man. I’m just very lucky and very blessed to be part of this. It’s sad that it has come to an end but I know these guys will be back next year so I’ll be cheering them on.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Here comes Alab For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t the ending Robbie Manalang envisioned for himself in his last game for Adamson.The Soaring Falcons lost to De La Salle, 82-75, in the Final Four to end their campaign in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday in a game that would forever sting Manalang.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 commentslast_img read more

Sultan teaser out: Salman Khan kills it as Haryana Ki Shaan Sultan Ali Khan

first_imgSalman Khan gave his fans yet another reason to go gaga over him. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan star took to Twitter to release the first teaser of his upcoming film Sultan. Khan’s ripped wrestler avatar in the teaser, coupled with his antics inside the pit, have all catapulted him to an even more enviable league.ALSO SEE: Salman Khan breaks the internet with his ‘pehla daav’, the Sultan poster ALSO READ: At Anant Ambani’s birthday bash, Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor crossed paths… and then this happenedSalman tweeted, “Aur yeh raha teaser #SultanTeaser,” along with the teaser.”Wrestling is not a sport, it’s about fighting what lies within,” is what the teaser of Sultan begins with. The langot-clad, moustachioed Salman Khan is seen fighting it out to the beats of drums.Sultan, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is to hit the screens this Eid. The just-released teaser promises much action from this ‘Haryana Ki Shaan’ Sultan Ali Khan. The Prem Ratan Dhan Payo star is seen wrestling, sweating and being cheered by fans inside the pit.The film, which will probably clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees at the box office this year, is slated for an Eid release. Sultan has as Salman’s lead lady Anushka Sharma.Here’s the teaser of Sultan:last_img read more

Statistics Canada says trade deficit hit record 41 billion in March

first_imgOTTAWA – Record high imports helped push Canada’s trade deficit to a record for March as it grew to $4.1 billion, Statistics Canada said Thursday.However, despite the shortfall, economists noted that exports also rose, though not as quickly.“Today’s trade release was expected to be a ho-hum affair, but a surge in two-way trade completely changed that story,” CIBC economist Royce Mendes wrote in a report.“Canada’s deficit now stands at a record level on the back of what appears to be strengthening domestic demand.”Canadian imports climbed six per cent to $51.7 billion in March due to the motor vehicles and parts sector as well as consumer goods.Imports of motor vehicles and parts rose 8.3 per cent to $10.3 billion, the strongest increase since 2011, while consumer goods climbed 7.7 per cent to a record $11.0 billion.Meanwhile, exports increased 3.7 per cent to $47.6 billion, boosted by the aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts sector as well as farm, fishing and intermediate food products and energy products.Exports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts rose 24.3 per cent in March to $2.3 billion, while farm, fishing and intermediate food products increased 14.7 per cent to $2.8 billion.Exports excluding energy products rose 3.6 per cent.In volume terms, imports rose 5.3 per cent and exports grew three per cent.Regionally, Canada’s trade surplus with the United States narrowed for the fifth consecutive month to $1.7 billion in March compared with $2.3 billion in February.Imports from the U.S. rose 3.1 per cent in March due in large part to higher imports of passenger cars and light trucks, while exports to the U.S. rose 1.2 per cent, led primarily by higher exports of crude oil.Canada’s trade deficit with countries other than the United States increased to $5.8 billion in March from $5.2 billion in February.last_img read more

EU proposes to ban plastic straws stirs and cotton buds

first_imgBRUSSELS – The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds.The European Commission said its proposal would seek to cut marine litter in half for the ten most prominent items and avoid environmental damage estimated at over $250 billion over the next dozen years.EU Vice-President Frans Timmermans said that utensils would not be banned completely, but steps would be taken to have them made out of sustainable materials when possible.“You can still organize a pick-nick, drink a cocktail and clean your ears just like before,” Timmermans said.He also made new proposals to ensure that it is the polluter that pays.The proposal will be assessed by the EU parliament and member states but Timmermans hopes to see results before May 2019.And unlike so many EU proposals that are immediately criticized by consumer and environmental groups as too little too late, the reaction was largely positive on Monday.“The only way to stop plastics pouring into our oceans is to turn off the flow at its source: production,” said Lasse Gustavsson, the European executive director of the environmental group Oceana, as he lauded the initiative.European Green Party lawmaker Monica Frassoni also welcomed the initiative and added that “the scale of the problem means that we cannot rely on individual European countries to take action and must instead find a Europe-wide response.”The European Parliament has said that plastics production is now 20 times higher than in 1960s. The EU has also been spurred into action by China’s decision to no longer import part of the bloc’s waste.last_img read more