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Celebrating World Tennis Day – Socializing With Damir Džumhur

Celebrating World Tennis Day – Socializing With Damir Džumhur

first_imgNTA Tennis Academy and TC Classic, in the frame of celebrating World Tennis Day on 3 March, are organizing the socializing of students of tennis schools and students of school for children with special needs “Mjedenica” with the Davis Cup representative and the best B&H tennis player Damir Džumhur.Džumhur, with the trainers of NTA Tennis Academy and TC Classic, will present tennis based on the slogan “Serve, throw and win” and the contemporary training for all the ages, with the aim to promote tennis as an easy, entertaining and healthy sport, announced NTA Tennis Academy.Socializing with Damir Džumhur will be organized on Saturday, 22 February in Hotonj at 12:00.(Source: Fena)last_img

Young Boat Builders

Young Boat Builders

first_imgYoungsters show off the vessels they built, called six-hour canoes, constructed during a session sponsored by Navesink Maritime Heritage Association on June 9-10.Teams of adults and teenagers built the wooden canoes behind the Fair Haven Fire House on River Road.last_img

Gopal Challenges Beck for Senate Seat

Gopal Challenges Beck for Senate Seat

first_img“It’s time for a change,” he said.Beck this week released a statement where she was quick to counterpunch against the prospective opponent.She called Gopal “Camden County’s hand-picked candidate,” looking to link the Monmouth County Democrat to the Norcross South Jersey Democratic machine, which has provided financial support for some Monmouth County races in the past.Beck continued by alleging Gopal had “decided that the only path to victory is to try and discredit his opponent rather than speaking about his accomplishments.”Gopal was planning to resign as county chair effective Thursday at noon. Vice Chair woman Mary Forster, Middletown, will step up and serve as acting county chair until a county convention can be convened to name Gopal’s replacement, he said. The 11th District has Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough and Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough and Township, Tinton Falls and West Long Branch.Monmouth County has largely remained solidly Republican for its state legislators for years, with an occasional Democratic victory. With the most redistricting completed in 2011, the district skews more Democratic with such strongholds as Red Bank, Long Branch and Asbury Park, but Republicans had been able to continue to secure the two Assembly seats and Senate seat in Trenton. That is until November 2015, when an influx of cash and an indifferent GOP campaign caught the Republicans flat-footed, with Democratic challengers Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey ousting Assembly-women Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande. After years of building, his business ventures have reached a point where he can step back and concentrate on his own political campaign, Gopal said.Gopal made an unsuccessful run for the Assembly in 2011.Gopal criticized Beck for lack of progress, even with eight years of a Republican governor. He also chided the incumbent for flip-flopping on a variety of issues during her legislative tenure. “I think she’s been on both sides of nearly every issue,” he charged, pointing to Beck’s views on different property tax relief proposals and gay marriage. With the end of Republican Chris Christie’s increasingly unpopular gubernatorial term this year and a wide-open Governor’s race, Democrats suspect there is opportunity to increase their legislative majority and take additional seats in deeply red Monmouth County.And while he is an entrenched party voice (but is genuinely liked by many Republicans) Gopal said this week “I’ll tell you I’ll go there (Trenton) and be an independent voice of the people of the 11th District.”center_img Gopal said there have been a handful of candidates who’ve expressed an interest in taking the reins, though he declined to name them.There were two other Democrats who were considering seeking the 11th District nomination, who Gopal said, now voice support for his campaign.Gopal has been critical of Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden for holding the party position as well as serving as county sheriff, an elected position. Gopal charged that Golden holding both jobs opens the door to ethical conflicts of interest. “And I’m not going to be hypocritical,” leading to his stepping down as the county party head. By John BurtonTwo days into the new year and political attention is turning toward the coming political races, with county Democratic chair Vin Gopal announcing his intention to take on Republican Senator Jennifer Beck.Gopal on Monday fired the first salvo in the race for the 11th Legislative District with his announcement to run for the party’s nomination for the Senate seat.“I really think I bring a different set of eyes to some of the problems we’re facing in Trenton,” Gopal said this week.He hopes to challenge Beck, 50, a Red Bank resident who has been in the Senate since 2008, having served one two-year term in the Assembly.Gopal is a 31-year-old Long Branch resident who has been the county Democratic chair since 2012. He owns and operates Direct Development, a Hazlet-based marketing, public relations and business development firm. In addition, Gopal publishes Community Magazine, a free publication which is distributed to approximately 30,000 homes around Monmouth County. He has been a board of director’s member for the Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce. He also has established a not-for-profit organization that assists local charities.last_img read more

Ditshego: ‘Replace a beer bottle with a book’

Ditshego: ‘Replace a beer bottle with a book’

first_imgThe importance of reading and the impact literacy have on society were highlighted at the World Book Celebration in Johannesburg this week.Tebogo Ditshego, author and entrepreneur, with actor Thapelo Mokoena at the fifth World Book Celebration, held in Johannesburg on 30 May 2017. Mokoena says: “if we do not tell our stories, we will never be our own heroes”. (Images: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanTebogo Ditshego, founder of the online book club ReadABookSA, said we needed make sure we prioritised the right things. “We say we can’t afford books but on weekends we make a plan to get drunk. How about we replace the beer bottle with a book? What would our future then look like?”Ditshego was one of the speakers at the fifth annual World Book Celebration, held in Auckland Park in Johannesburg on 30 May 2017. The event was hosted by public relations company Ditshego Media in collaboration with ReadABookSA and OR Tambo International Airport.It was also the celebration of the first anniversary of Ditshego’s self-published book, Kasi Nerd. Ditshego is also one of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part ambassadors.Speakers included South African actors Masasa Mbangeni and Thapelo Mokoena, entrepreneur Lebo Gunguluza, author and playwright Siphiwo Mahala, and Emmanuel Bonoko, the founder of EBonoko Foundation. Bonoko is on the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.Tebogo Ditshego and Emmanuel Bonoko at the fifth World Book Celebration in Johannesburg on 30 May 2017. Bonoko says that the true value of success includes having a legacy.A thirst for knowledgeDitshego, founder and chief executive of Ditshego Media, urged South Africans to not only take care of their children, but to make sure their children had a thirst for knowledge. We must make being intelligent look good, he said.“It’s not about having swag, but rather to have intellectual swag.”The volume of the thirst for knowledge should be turned up; we should turn up at book clubs instead of dance clubs.In addition, Ditshego spoke about land, saying people had a spiritual connection with their land; they needed to reconnect with the land. “Connect with yourself first — know your [African] history. If you don’t know where you come from, how will you know where you’re going?“In every one of us there is a story,” he said, and pointed out that he wrote Kasi Nerd in six weeks. Its messages included that education would set you free and that you could not have a free mind if you did not read.Audience members at the World Book Celebration each received a copy of Kasi Nerd, signed by the author.Glad to have my book sighed before leaving for home. What a humble beast @TebogoDitshego is.#KasiNerd #WorldBookCelebration pic.twitter.com/HEF92jPP0K— Solitude (@PulengMathekga) May 30, 2017Lessons from reading booksMbangeni, who plays Thembeka in Scandal, spoke about the books she had read as a child. Through books she found her first friends, she said. “Books taught me that you can choose your own adventure.”Books also ignited your imagination, an important tool in an actor’s toolbox.In this room are books,poems that are waiting to be written- Ms Masasa #worldbookcelebration #kasinerd— Solitude (@PulengMathekga) May 30, 2017Mokoena said that wealth of knowledge informed every decision he made. He grew up in Ladismith and came to Johannesburg to study chartered accounting. He had no interest in accounting, but lack of knowledge made him want to study the field.He found out about film and the arts industries when he was studying at the University of Witwatersrand in Braamfontein. “I discovered institutions where I started feeling what I wanted to do. Being surrounded by that energy is what I enjoyed about being in these spaces.“My interest in the art of storytelling grew and grew.” He dropped out of accounting and started classes at the film school, Afda.Without reading he could neither act nor create stories, Mokoena said, adding that he was busy reading about and researching for the role of a journalist. “For the past seven years now I’ve become a solid reader. So many truths are found from reading books.”Mokoena encouraged the audience to tell their stories. “Let’s take the pen, the camera and the scriptwriters back… Unless we tell our stories, we will never be our own heroes.”“Until we tell our own stories, we will never be the heroes in the stories we read.” @ThapeloMokoena #WorldBookCelebration #KasiNerd pic.twitter.com/yDZC5UXXcD— Tebogo Ditshego (@TebogoDitshego) May 30, 2017Implementation is keyBonoko said he had seen many people who had ideas, but who never took action. “The world is inspired by people who get things done,” he said. “Implementation is key… be more of a doer.”Many things that trended on Twitter did not add value to communities, he said, urging South African youth to spend time on issues that would have an impact on the country.His message was spread on Twitter:Let’s strive for ownership – Emmanuel Bonoko #KasiNerd— FezileNomzamo (@fezilenomzamo) May 30, 2017“Let’s rechannel our energies to things that matter.”- @EMMANUELBONOKO #WorldBookCelebration#KasiNerd— Sydney Madibo (@sydneymadibo) May 30, 2017Bonoko said we should collaborate to be successful as a nation. “Let’s support each other; let’s be there for each other.“I learned from my mentor: ‘never assume someone is less important based on where they are today, because you don’t know where they’ll be tomorrow.’”Attendees at the fifth annual World Book Celebration in Johannesburg on 30 May 2017:Xolani Mogale and Lucky Nkoma enjoy the event.Noxolo Ntsokolo, Sindiswa Mkhwanazi and Onneile Khwene talk about the World Book Celebration.Poet Tebatso Mokoena, a performer at the World Book Celebration.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Weakened cyclone Vayu crosses Kutch coast in Gujarat as ‘low pressure’

Weakened cyclone Vayu crosses Kutch coast in Gujarat as ‘low pressure’

first_imgCyclone Vayu has weakened into a low pressure and crossed Gujarat’s Kutch district on Tuesday morning, causing rainfall at some places in the State, a MeT official said. Rains are likely to continue till Wednesday in Kutch, Saurashtra and north Gujarat regions because of its impact, she said.“Cyclone Vayu converted into a low pressure area when it crossed over Kutch in the morning. This will cause rainfall in the region,” said Manorama Mohanty, scientist at the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Ahmedabad centre.“Warning for ports has been lowered, but the advisory for fishermen will continue till Wednesday morning. The low pressure system is going to further weaken,” she said. The low pressure system will cause strong winds over northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Saurashtra and Kutch regions with a speed of 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph till Tuesday evening, the IMD said in a release. Weather will remain rough over northeast Arabian Sea and along and off the Gujarat coast, it said. Several parts of Saurashtra, Kutch and north Gujarat regions received rainfall in the last 24 hours, the state’s emergency response centre said in a release. In the last 24 hours, Talala and Veraval talukas in Gir-Somnath district received 33 mm and 25 mm rainfall, respectively, while Borsad taluka in Anand district got 29 mm rain, as per official data. Some parts of Dahod, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, and Sabarkantha districts also recieved showers during this period. Ahmedabad is also expected to receive moderate to light rainfall till Thursday, the IMD said. The cyclone was earlier predicted to make landfall in Gujarat on June 13. However, it later began to move away from the state, sparing the coastline of any possible damage. The IMD last Friday said the cyclone was likely to “recurve” and return to the coast in Kutch district as a weakened system.last_img read more