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This AI security camera offers high night-vision performance » Gadget Flow

first_imgEZVIZ C3X isn’t your typical home security camera. That’s because it’s designed to give you colorful, detailed images at the time when it’s most difficult to record them: nighttime. And it does that without the help of harsh supplemental lighting. Also, its AI algorithms provide accurate alerts when people and vehicles appear in your designated zones, decreasing the likelihood that you’ll get false notifications. In the box, you’ll receive the C3X 1080p Wi-Fi Camera, Drill Template, Cat5 Waterproofing Kit, Power Adaptor, Quick Start Guide, and Screw Kit. So it comes with pretty much everything you need to get it up and running right out of the box.See colored images, even at nightYes, it’s possible to get high-quality color vision at night from a security camera. The C3X achieves this thanks to its Dual-Lens Color Night Vision. This technology allows one lens to record ambient brightness while another captures color information. The two images then merge to create visuals with incredible detail and realistic color. These are the images you want to see before you check your camera one last time before bed.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered cameraEZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera outside with treesGet intelligent person and vehicle detection- Advertisement – EZVIZ C3X AI-powered cameraEZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera outside during the day – Advertisement – But this AI security camera isn’t just about visuals. It’s also quite intelligent. Its built-in algorithm doesn’t require an additional subscription and lets the C3X identify movement from humans and vehicles. This ensures that the alerts it sends to you are relevant to your home’s security. Finally, you’ll have a smart home device that’s truly clever; it can take a shift for you when no one’s watching.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered cameraEZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera outside of a homeProtect the areas that matterWith this security system, you can make sure that specific areas surrounding your property are protected. Draw designated zones in your camera’s field of view where you want it to keep people, cars, or both out. When the camera detects objects in those areas, it will sound a large siren and flash a strobe light to frighten intruders. Also, it’ll send you a notification in less than a second during those scenarios.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera– Advertisement – EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera EZVIZ C3X AI-powered cameracenter_img Do you wish you could get a clearer picture of your property or business at night? It’s possible when you have the EZVIZ C3X AI-powered security camera. This unique home security gadget gives you vivid, color footage in the dark and even has a learning algorithm that detects humans and vehicles.If you’re a home or business owner, you know that it’s important to see what’s going on around your property at night. The trouble is, most security cameras have pretty sub-par night vision capabilities. In most cases, when you check your security camera in the dark, all you see are black and white images without much detail. Is that shape at the end of your driveway a bush or an intruder? You hope for the best. But when you have a home security camera, you shouldn’t have to just hope everything is ok; your camera needs to reassure you. And it’s this assurance that the EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera hopes to provide. It’s an AI security camera that provides vivid, colorful nighttime images. EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera in useSet customizable voice alertsThis AI security camera even talks to guests—both the welcome and unwelcome kind—when it detects activity. You can personalize messages to warn off trespassers or welcome friends when they visit. Or if visitors park in off-limits areas, the C3X can instruct them to leave their cars in another location.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered cameraEZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera on an exterior wallChoose a weatherproof security camera with free 24-hour storageYou won’t have to worry about the weather affecting this smart home security camera. It has a whole metallic enclosure and an IP67 rating. This means it can withstand rainy, stormy, sunny, and even snowy conditions. Another cool—and cost-friendly—feature is the C3X’s free, 24-hour cloud storage. It lets you view footage for the past 24 hours at no cost. All information recorded by the device to the server is protected with bank-level encryption and IOS/IEC 21001.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered cameraEZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera close upEnjoy top-of-the-line home securityAccording to EZVIZ, this AI security camera is a fully-featured security system that goes beyond a conventional home camera. It includes Full HD image quality, two-way audio, customizable alarms, intelligent AI algorithms, and color night vision. So it’s one gadget that provides complete security coverage.The EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera provides unparalleled color nighttime images. And that’s a feature that really makes this camera a worthwhile investment; there’s nothing worse than seeing something unfamiliar—and indiscernible—on your security camera at night. This AI security camera also lets you set specified zones and has Intelligent Person and Vehicle Detection. It’s a complete home security setup and one that families, businesses, and property owners everywhere can appreciate. It’s a gadget that’s sure to boost security wherever you place it.The EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera costs $99.99, and you can orders yours.What do you look for in a security camera? Let us know your thoughts or if you already own a home security camera you love in the comments. Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. – Advertisement –last_img read more

German pension fund association demands action on discount rate

first_imgGermany’s pension fund association (aba) has warned of an “urgent need for action” by the government on the discount rate that companies apply to their pension buffers. The discount rate is set to drop from just over 4% to less than 3% by 2017 unless an amendment to the German accounting standard HGB is passed in the coming weeks.If the rate falls, companies with on-balance-sheet pension obligations will have to pay an additional €35bn-45bn in total annually over the next three years to compensate.In a statement, the aba said: “This additional funding is a burden on the companies, reduces their capital buffers and credit ratings and fails to increase the security of workers’ pensions.” It said it feared companies would stop adjusting pension payouts to inflation due to the higher costs.This summer, a proposal was made to the government that would increase the calculation period for the discount rate from seven years to approximately 15.The proposal has “still not been assessed by the government”, the aba said.According to the association’s statistics, more than 40,000 German companies – small and medium-sized enterprises for the most part – will be affected by the drop in the discount rate.The aba argued that a change in the HGB discount-rate calculation would have no effect on capital markets, as some critics have argued.All listed companies have had to apply international pension accounting standard IAS19 with a lower discount rate for some time now.The association also claimed that a 15-year period for calculation was “not too high”, as the liabilities it is applied to have much longer maturities.Lastly, the aba said it would make more sense to replace the marked-to-market approach used in setting the discount rate for pensions in the HGB with a fixed rate set against future expectations for inflation and real rates.Otherwise, companies applying HGB may be hindered in their investments because of higher contributions to their pension plans for a “discount rate that is not real but merely a calculation aid”.For a more detailed discussion on the future of the HGB discount rate, see Peter König’s article in the November issue of IPE magazinelast_img read more

New Point Volunteer Fire Department Georgia peaches are in!

first_imgNew Point, In. — The New Point Volunteer Fire Department Georgia peaches have arrived. The fire station will be open Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 for pick up between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.Proceeds from the sale benefit the department and Special Olympics.last_img

Tipp GAA fundraiser at Galway races

first_imgThe first on a seven race card this evening is due off at 5.15 with the Tipperary County Board hosting their annual fund raising evening at today’s meeting.Over 400 Tipp GAA supporters will join the County Board in the Killanin Stand Hospitality Suite from 3 this afternoon.last_img

Cody Bellinger home run gives Dodgers their 5th consecutive walk-off win at home

first_imgPreviousAustin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a single by teammate Joc Pederson (not pictured) against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is doused with sports drink by teammate Matt Beaty #45 after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is doused with powder by teammate Matt Beaty #45 after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is doused with powder by teammate Matt Beaty #45 after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 03: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a walk off solo homerun in front of Carson Kelly #18 of the Arizona Diamondbacks, for a 5-4 win, during the tenth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 03: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to his walk off solo homerun, for a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, during the tenth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game as relieve pitcher Yoan Lopez #50 of the Arizona Diamondbacks walks off the field at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers can’t reach a single by Eduardo Escobar (not pictured) of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after scoring on a single by teammate Matt Beaty (not pictured) to tie the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 03: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he has Gatorade dumped over him by Alex Verdugo #27 and Edwin Rios #43, after his walk off solo homerun for a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, during the tenth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Merrill Kelly #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Merrill Kelly #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers second base after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers high fives teammate Max Muncy #13 after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers high fives teammate Max Muncy #13 after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers wearing cleats with fireworks depicted on them during a MLB baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a single by teammate Joc Pederson (not pictured) against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is doused with sports drink by teammate Matt Beaty #45 after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 29Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is doused with sports drink by teammate Matt Beaty #45 after hitting a walk off solo home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in the tenth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Okay … so we’re doing this every night nowKenley Jansen gave up a solo home run to Carson Kelly in the top of the ninth inning of a tie game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But the Dodgers came back to tie it in the bottom of the ninth and win 5-4 in the 10th inning on Cody Bellinger’s second home run of the game Wednesday night.Gatorade and talcum powder are going to be in short supply if this keeps up.The win was the Dodgers’ fifth consecutive walk-off win at home, adding to their franchise record. The MLB record is believed to be six consecutive home games won by walk-off by the Kansas City Royals in April 2000. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “I think it’s pretty crazy what we’re doing right now,” said Bellinger, who had the walk-off walk Tuesday night when the Dodgers, down to their last strike, rallied to win.Four of the five walk-off wins have featured game-ending home runs.“You just wonder who’s going to be the next hero. Tonight it was Cody’s night,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “That’s why he’s the MVP.”When the Dodgers took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, it didn’t look like any heroics would be necessary.Bellinger started the scoring with a leadoff home run off Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly. Singles by Max Muncy and Austin Barnes put two runners on with two outs for Walker Buehler. Buehler ripped an RBI single into left field with even greater exit velocity (105 mph) than his impressive fastball velocity. Alex Verdugo bounced into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded, though, sending the game into extra innings.“We just don’t feel like we’re out of it,” Roberts said. “You get to a point where you just expect to win.”After a 1-2-3 inning by Joe Kelly in the top of the 10th, Bellinger came up with one out and crushed a 1-and-0 fastball from Yoan Lopez 442 feet into the right-field seats for his 29th home run of the season – the most by any Dodger before the All-Star break.“That’s crazy, huh? What is that five in a row? Cool, huh?” Pederson said.“We grind them out to the end. I thought their pitcher (Kelly) spun it really well tonight and kept their team in the game. But we play to the last out. A lot of quality at-bats, stubborn sticking to our strike zone and (looking for) pitches we can hit hard or balls and take your walk.“It’s fun to be a part of.”center_img Joc Pederson made it back-to-back two-out RBI singles and the Dodgers seemed on their way to a comfortable night against Kelly. But the Diamondbacks right-hander gave up just one more hit in his six innings and 14 consecutive Dodgers were retired at one point. Edwin Rios’ two-out walk in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Dodgers their first baserunner since the third inning.In the meantime, the Diamondbacks chipped away at the lead. Christian Walker got to Buehler for a two-run home run in the fourth inning – the seventh of Walker’s 21 career home runs to come off Dodgers pitching – but Buehler nursed a one-run lead into the seventh inning.“It just wasn’t down enough, wasn’t away enough, wasn’t in enough, wasn’t up enough,” Buehler said of the pitch to Walker. “These are major-league hitters and when they get their swing off and clip the ball they can do things like that. He’s got me two games in a row, but overall I like a lot of the pitches I threw to him. He just happened to get to that one.”The Diamondbacks got to Buehler again with a two-out rally in the seventh to tie the score and it was still 3-3 when Jansen came on in the ninth. Kelly hammered his 2-and-2 cutter over the center field wall to give Arizona a 4-3 lead.“There was nothing said. We understand that we’ve got to pick each other up,” Roberts said. “Kenley has picked us up time and time again and he’s going to have to. So we had to pick him up. That’s just a part of being a team.”A night after he walked four consecutive batters (leaving the game-ending fifth to T.J. McFarland), Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo handed the ball to Greg Holland in the bottom of the ninth again. This time, Holland put the ball in the strike zone – and Kiké Hernandez lined it off the wall in the right field corner. Matt Beaty drove him in with an RBI single to tie the score.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

Community Joins to Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

first_imgBy Liz SheehanRED BANK ­ The fourth annual Interfaith Community Commemorative Celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank began with a hymn and continued with music intertwined with praise for King, prayers, scripture readings and dance.Standing at the entrance of the church at 172 Shrewsbury Ave., the Rev. Terrence Porter, pastor, called for all to join in the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” as the procession of clergy and guests walked down the aisle to the altar.After the presentation of the flag, John Rivera of Red Bank played the bagpipes, followed by a prayer offered by the Islamic Society of Monmouth County, which ended with, “Help us to be like Martin Luther King Jr., who fought racial injustice and political oppression with actions of peace and love.”The event was sponsored by the Community Collaborative Coalition of Red Bank.The Rev. Marcia Grayson of the Second Baptist Church, Asbury Park, read from the Gospels; the Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis, president of the NAACP of Greater Red Bank read from the prophets, and Monsignor Philip Lowery, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank, read from the epistles while Rabbi Marc Kline, Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, presented a litany of commemorations.Mayor Pasquale Menna greeted those attending the ceremony and praised King’s legacy. But much more needed to be done, Menna said.“The work he started will not be finished for a long time to come,” he said.The event featured a dance troupe, Red Bank Regional High School Chamber Choir, clergy and community leaders of the greater Red Bank area and a community service award recognition. Photo: Liz SheehanMenna also announced that Jesse Garrison, a deacon at Pilgrim Baptist Church, who was given the Community Leadership Award at Monday’s celebration, would be honored at the Mayor’s Charity Ball on May 5.He said Garrison had a “life well-lived and well-served,” that should be recognized.Another award was presented to members of the Red Bank Regional High School by the West Side Ministerial Alliance.Guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Bernadette Glover, interim pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Montclair, told those assembled, “Now is the time we were talking about yesterday.”“We must never look back,” she said, but “go forward and take someone with you.” She called for those listening to “raise their prophetic voice.”King, Glover said, “was a man who had a prophetic voice.”He died because he “dared to criticize the U.S. government and the role of the government in the Vietnam war.”The program was interspersed with music, including several selections by the Red Bank Regional High School Concert Choir, and by Gabrielle Clissold, cantor at the Monmouth Reform Temple, and a dance presentation by Arts For The Heart Academy of Dance and Worship Arts.The celebration ended with all present joining hands and swaying as they sang “We Shall Overcome.”Rev. Terrence Porter, Pilgrim Baptist Church, and Dr. Everett McCorvey, Director of Opera, University of Kentucky, joined Rabbi Marc Kline and Cantor Gabrielle Clissold at a service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, on Jan. 15. Photo courtesy Monmouth Reform Templelast_img read more

Derby fever reaches epidemic levels, spills over into youth

first_imgWith so many girls interested from day one, the challenge was finding enough skates for everyone. While some girls brought their own, a number of girls shared their skates to make sure everyone got a chance to roll. Just this week Jamens found out that the group will be receiving a grant from the Nelson and District Credit Union to help buy more pairs of skates so every interested girl can try out the sport before laying out cash for their own gear.  If your first thought is of bodies flying around the concrete oval and children being tackled into the cold, hard arena floor, junior derby may surprise you. The potential danger of the sport was one of the main concerns parents expressed prior to starting up the junior league. As Jamens’ explained, however, junior girls derby has a few key differences from the adult women’s league. “Our primary focus is safety and then fun.”  One significant rule change for the junior league is that it’s a non-contact sport. Rather than checking or bumping the other skaters the team must stop the opposing jammer using positional blocking. As the girls get more comfortable with the sport and start to move up, there are three standard skill levels that each girl has to pass before they are able to move up to light contact.  “The game is still very similar to the women’s game in that you use positional blocking rather than hitting, so it can mean more thinking and simply getting in front of another skater to change their position without actually hitting or pushing them,” added Jamens.  The goal is to use the summer to get the girls up to speed, practiced and conditioned for the sport. By the end of the summer it’s hoped that the first mini jams or scrimmages can start happening between the league’s three teams in Rossland, Slocan City and Salmo. Taking after the Damage Patch Kids (who put on a junior show during half time at the recent Nelson event) the junior girls will look to piggy back off the proven popular senior women’s league with some half time performances.  Not just a sport, junior derby has already been having positive effects on girls’ lives as seen by teachers, parents and friends in Slocan City.  “It’s so much fun and the sense of team and camaraderie is really quite amazing,” concluded Jamens. “The coach of the Slocan team has had parents and families and teachers come to her and say, ‘I just can’t believe the change in this girl. She’s got confidence that carries over into her schoolwork and into her social life’. It’s been a very positive thing in a lot of these girls lives.”  Junior Derby will be holding another open session for any girls interested in giving it a try this Sunday at 5:00 in Salmo. Junior derby will then continue on in Rossland, Sunday evenings at 5:00pm. Roller Derby fever continues its epidemic-like spread through area women and now, for the first time in the Rossland area, it has spread to young girls. Yes, following in the path set by Gnarlie’s Angels and the West Kootenay Roller Derby League (which has quickly exploded into Canada’s largest Roller Derby league) the kids are now lacing up their skates as well.  On Sunday, emissaries from Slocan City’s junior team, the Damage Patch Kids, came to town to help our aspiring junior derbyers get the hang of it. Derby fever is highly contagious and is apparently caught simply by seeing or participating in the flat track, circular excitement the sport offers. Rossland’s Darlene Jamens, better known as Slameron Diaz, caught the bug immediately after taking in the Gnarlie’s first bout last September. Padding up and putting on the skates shortly thereafter, her two young girls were immediately enamored as well. And why not? It’s an energetic sport that also involves dressing up, changing your name and fully taking on a feisty alter ego. Sounds perfect for Rossland girls. “I went to the first Gnarlie’s Angels bout and then decided I actually had to do that,” recalled Jamens, “I’ve been doing that since last fall and I have two girls who saw how excited I was about it and wanted to do it too so I was like “Okay. I guess we have to have a junior team.”  The combination of athleticism, a girls-only sport and a chance to meet new friends and have fun made 15 young denizens of the Mountain Kingdom came out to the first junior practice at the Rossland Arena this past Sunday evening. The contingent inclided Jamens’ own five and nine year old daughters.  Starting from scratch, coach Jamens was assisted by the Damage Patch Kids in teaching the basics of old school roller skating. By the end of the first practice, the results spoke for themselves as Rossland’s naturally athletic and recreation minded population shone in the concrete circle.  “It was a two hour session and from the beginning to the end the improvement was really dramatic. It was really exciting. There are so many athletic girls in town. I love Rossland for that. We’re working on basic skating techniques to build their basic skills up first,” explained Jamens’ “ We’re learning safe falling so kids know how to fall safely using their protective gear. Their getting comfortable on their skates. It was amazing the improvement the girls made.”  last_img read more

Nelson’s Isaac MacLeod stuck in a time warp — forced to play NHL waiting game

first_imgHe then played two seasons in Penticton in the BC Hockey League before getting a scholarship with Boston College.During his senior season at Boston College, MacLeod served as an assistant captain while playing all 40 games for the Eagles.He tallied 11 assists with four of the points coming 20 Hockey East contests, finished with a plus-8 rating and set Patrick Brown up with the game-winning goal to help Boston College clinch its fifth-consecutive Beanpot title.Off the ice, MacLeod won the William J. Flynn Coaches Award captured the Academic Excellence Award as the senior with the highest grade point average.“My four years at BC (Boston College) was an amazing experience for me,” MacLeod explained.“I grew and learned so much in many different aspects of life from hockey to academics and everything in between. BC and the people I met there have had a tremendous impact on me and have helped shape who I will become moving forward.”“It’s weird to think that I’ve graduated and won’t be back there in the fall wearing the Maroon and Gold again,” he added.“It was an experience I’ll always treasure and am very proud to call myself an Eagle.”After spending some time in Nelson, the youngest of Deborah and Allan MacLeod’s three children trekked to the Alberta Capitol to work on a golf-course, train, try to gain some weight, and, for the most part, work on the golf game.MacLeod has been also able to train with the Correale cousins, Nic, Dan and (former Nelson Leaf) Gus, the latter two relations who attend NCAA schools.And, of course, wait after seeing the depth the Sharks have on defence for the upcoming future.“I’ve talked to my agent a couple times and he basically just tells me it’s a process,” said MacLeod, part of the Nelson Leafs KIJHL title winning squad in 2009.“He’s in contact with teams at different levels trying to find a spot where I’m wanted and will be able to succeed. I just have to be focused on working out hard and gaining weight.”Despite the wait, MacLeod is confident his credentials will have the former Nelson Leaf rearguard manning the blueline somewhere in 2014-15.“I’m confident I’ll have somewhere to play next year, I’m not sure where it’ll be or what league but I’ll be playing (somewhere) even if it’s on Tuesday nights in Nelson,” MacLeod says jokingly.“Best case scenario would be attending an NHL camp but I just want to be in a situation that I have a chance to improve and am given an opportunity to perform and play.” Like many college or university graduates Isaac Macleod has been busy scanning the employment pages looking for a place to hang his hat.Having recently graduated from Boston College with business degree from the Carroll School of Management with a concentration in Economics, the Nelson native is hungry to gain meaningful employment.However, Macleod has been pigeonholed into a strange category when it comes to finding a new job and can’t even speak to prospective employers until mid-August when the Nelson native becomes a free agent.Oh, I guess we forgot to explain that along with his Carroll School of Managementbusiness degree, MacLeod is a graduate of the Boston College Eagles Men’s Hockey team and should be a lock to be playing hockey somewhere next season.“It’s definitely been a process moving forward,” Macleod, the 136th overall selection — fifth round — of the San Jose Sharks in the 2010 NHL draft.“I have to be patient and basically just do what I can to prepare for next season wherever that may be.”MacLeod’s wait is all because of a rule in the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement that states an NHL club retains the rights of the player for exclusive negotiation through August 15 following the graduation of his college class provided he remains a college student through at least the start of his senior season.Meaning while Boston College teammate Thatcher Demko was attending the Canucks prospects camp in Vancouver earlier this summer after being drafted in the second-round of the 2014 NHL draft at No. 36, MacLeod is on the outside looking in as he trains vigorously in Edmonton with his cousins.“It’s extremely hard not knowing where I’ll be playing or what league or anything but I’ve just been training and working and trying to prepare for wherever I do end up next year,” the 6’5”, 212 pound mobile rearguard explained from Edmonton.“Hopefully someone will give me an opportunity so I can keep playing the game.”“I was very happy for Demmer to get drafted, especially to an organization like the Canucks,” added MacLeod, finishing his college career with two goals for 27 points in 142 games and a NCAA Championship in 2012.“(I have to admit) I was a bit bummed out about not going to any development camps but that’s the way she goes. It’s a great experience going to camps like that because there are so many coaches and players that can help teach you things to improve your game.”MacLeod played minor hockey in Nelson before joining the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL.last_img read more