Cafe Beach Club Renovates Dining Area Overlooking Boardwalk

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian, Carolyn Nicoletti, Stephen Nicoletti, Aureliano Paco Cruz and Betty Somers cut the ribbon to open the Cafe Beach Club’s renovated patio area.The Café Beach Club cut a ceremonial ribbon on Thursday to mark the opening of a renovated patio dining area overlooking the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City.The restaurant is now serving dinners daily at its prime location on the Ocean City Boardwalk near 13th Street.Owner and executive chef Stephen Nicoletti, General Manager Carolyn Nicoletti, chef Aureliano Paco Cruz and manager Betty Somers  have been together since 2000. The Nicolettis were the original owners of the Culinary Garden Restaurant on the 800 block of Central Avenue. Stephen is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.The cafe at the Beach Club Hotel has always done a big business for breakfast and lunch, but is looking to expand its dinner crowd. Its menu includes a variety of homemade soups and a mix of seafood entrees under $20.For more information, visit cafebeachclub.com or call 609-398-7700.last_img read more

Champions League: Suarez rates Barca vs Bayern contest 50-50

first_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists BaffledThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top28 Awesome Shower Curtains To Make Your Bathroom Less BoringWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled Loading… It could have been a very different story in Nou Camp had Dries Mertens’ second-minute effort found the back of the net rather than the post.However, Clement Lenglet headed Barca in front seven minutes later and Lionel Messi’s excellent solo goal was followed by a penalty from Suarez.Napoli pulled one back from the spot through Lorenzo Insigne in first-half stoppage time, but Barca held firm to book their place in the last eight in Lisbon.With the remaining games to be contested as one-offs rather than two-legged affairs, Suarez sees nothing to separate Quique Setien’s men and the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal champions. Read Also: Ronaldo reacts to Sarri’s sack by Juventus“The Napoli goal generated a bit of caution in us. We knew what we were going to come out to in the second half.“We had to think about attacking. We knew were not going to have much space.” Luis Suarez insists Barcelona’s quarter-final showdown with Bayern Munich will be a 50-50 contest despite the Bundesliga giants being rated serious contenders for Champions League glory.Barca overcame Napoli 3-1 at Camp Nou on Saturday to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory and set up a meeting at the Estadio da Luz on Friday with Bayern, who beat Chelsea 4-1 to make it 7-1 over the two legs. “Everyone has a chance in a single game, it’s 50-50,” Suarez was quoted as saying to Movistar.“Bayern are a great opponent, they are a contender for the title, like all of the eight in Lisbon, but it is 11 against 11 for 90 minutes.“You have to play the games to see which team does thing better to advance to the semi-finals.”On the game against Napoli, he added: “It’s what we wanted. For two weeks since LaLiga ended we’ve been preparing for the match knowing the difficulty of an opponent who made things tough for us in the first leg,” said Suarez in a TV interview.“The important thing is that we qualified and now think about the next opponent.“Napoli are a team that generate a lot of chances in the league. We knew they would get them. We had a scare early on but we scored first. A goal from them would have created uncertainty, but I think we managed the game well. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Brooks’ goal happened just like in a dream

first_imgUnited States’ John Brooks celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. The United States defeated Ghana 2-1. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Smiling ear to ear after winning a World Cup match with his first international goal, John Brooks had a story to share.“I told some teammates that I dreamed that I scored in the 80th minute and we won the game,” he said. “And now it was the 86th minute and we won.”One of the surprise picks by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Brooks hadn’t been in the starting lineup for the Americans’ World Cup opener against Ghana. But after central defender Matt Besler felt tightness in his right hamstring during the final five minutes of the first half, Klinsmann sent the 21-year-old Brooks on for the start of the second.Just four minutes after Andre Ayew’s 82nd-minute goal wiped out a lead Clint Dempsey had given the U.S. just 29 seconds in, Brooks outjumped Ghana’s John Boye to meet Graham Zusi’s corner kick and bounced an 8-yard header past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.Overcome with emotion, Brooks ran in disbelief, slumped to the ground arms first and felt teammates pile onto him. When they finally moved off, he put both hands to his lips and blew a kiss.Brooks thought back to two nights earlier and the dream.It also was on a header.From a corner kick.Just liked it happened.“It was unbelievable,” Brooks said. “I couldn’t believe it.”United States’ John Brooks, second from left, scores his side’s second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. The United States defeated Ghana 2-1.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)Klinsmann chose Brooks over Clarence Goodson, an unused substitute on the 2010 World Cup team. Among the five German-Americans on the 23-man roster, Brooks made his national team debut last August and had only four appearances entering the World Cup. He was benched twice last season by Hertha Berlin, his club in the German Bundesliga, for a poor performance in December and being unable to train in April because he was hampered by a tattoo on his back.“With John, I saw, we saw, very early that his passing is amazing. He’s very calm for his age. Obviously he’s very strong in the air because he’s so tall,” Klinsmann said. “This is what you read, then you have to figure out is he ready for such a big thing like a World Cup already or maybe does it take another year or two in his development?”Klinsmann consulted with Hertha coach Jos Luhukay and sporting director Michael Preetz.“They expected more from him the last season. There he got a little bit of a lesson from his coach,” Klinsmann said. “It’s part of growing, as well. But we knew that if we had the time now for more than a month to work him through every training session, to teach him some elements of the game, that he’s willing to take that on and learn it quickly. And obviously he learned it quickly.”As the American Outlaws chanted their way out of the stadium, Brooks missed the chance to meet Vice President Joe Biden when he visited the locker room. Brooks and Jermaine Jones had been chosen for random drug tests.Brooks, who lives in Berlin and has family in Chicago, has only visited the U.S. for training camps and vacation. But speaking one day in California last month, he said, “When I’m here, I’m a full American. I play with heart for America.”He had nerves initially Monday, yet is thrilled with how things ended.“I think the first goal was perfect, a perfect start. Couldn’t be better,” Brooks said.Nearly two hours after the final whistle, Brooks was among the last U.S. players to leave the locker room. Someone asked whether he thinks he will start against Portugal on Sunday.“I don’t expect anything,” he said. “I just give my best in every training session, and we’ll see.”NOTES: The team returned to its base camp of Sao Paulo and U.S. F Jozy Altidore was scheduled to have his injured left hamstring examined Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Neil Buethe said. Altidore was hurt in the first half and replaced by Aron Johannsson.last_img read more

Former Soccer Treasurer Admits To $400,000 Theft

first_imgBy Jay Cook |FREEHOLD – The former treasurer of the Freehold Soccer League pleaded guilty earlier this week to stealing over $400,000 from the youth recreational and travel league where he volunteered, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.Anthony Gallo, 57, of Freehold Township, pleaded guilty Monday to second degree theft before Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano Jr. Gallo, the CEO of a financial services firm, faces a maximum term of six years in state prison. He must pay $280,000 in restitution when he returns for sentencing before Judge Falcetano on January 19, 2018, per terms of the plea agreement, Gramiccioni said.An investigation into Gallo’s activity began in March 2016 when Freehold Soccer League president Bryan Patmore alerted authorities about missing funds and unpaid uniform bills connected to the league’s account, according to Gramiccioni. The prosecutor’s office’s Financial Crimes Unit alleged Gallo swiped over $400,000 from those league accounts.Law enforcement authorities maintain Gallo wrote checks to himself, his company, Beacon Financial Services, and “cash” totaling over $300,000, Gramiccioni announced in March. Gallo also allegedly made numerous ATM withdrawals amounting to over $120,000 from the league’s account. He used league funds to pay personal expenses totaling over $25,000, including $12,000 for his Verizon Wireless bills, thousands of dollars at Honda of Freehold, other household bills, and for restaurants and shopping, the prosecutor said.Before being charged, Gallo paid back more than $119,000 into league accounts in an effort to prevent his crime from being detected, Gramiccioni said.A Monmouth County grand jury returned a 14-count indictment charging Gallo of the theft in September, the prosecutor’s office announced at the time.Patmore, the league president, did not return a request for comment by press time on Wednesday. But in April 2016, he penned a post on the Freehold Soccer League’s public Facebook page talking about the “difficult and upsetting situation in which we find ourselves.”“On behalf of the FSL board, I would like to express our deep regret over this serious matter,” Patmore wrote. “We take our responsibility of managing this great club extremely seriously. Our job is to ensure the members of this organization Honor the Children, Honor the Game, Honor the Town and finally Honor the League.”Patmore also said the Freehold Soccer League would create an advisory board of current and former league members to oversee the league’s financial system. A third-party audit company and a certified public accountant would also be retained to review the books every year, he said.“We are soliciting the members of our community to help in any way they can,” Patmore wrote. “Volunteer an hour, volunteer a day, let’s pull together to make this club the best in the state of New Jersey.”This article was first published in the Nov. 16-23, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Recorded Books Unveils Revolutionary New RBdigital App

first_imgAdvertisement LANDOVER, Md., June 22, 2017 — Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, today announced the launch of RBdigital™ — bringing together libraries’ top-circulating digital media into a single mobile app. The functionality in both OneClickdigital™ and Zinio™ for Libraries — two leading library lending apps currently in use by thousands of libraries around the world — is now seamlessly merged into the new RBdigital app.“We’re proud to be the first to make audiobooks, magazines, and eBooks available in one location on mobile devices,” says Tom MacIsaac, Chief Executive Officer of RBmedia. “This new unified app provides the best mobile experience in the industry. With RBdigital, library patrons will find it easier than ever before to discover and access their favorite content on their smartphones and tablets.”The all-new RBdigital app delivers:Exclusive audiobooks — only RBdigital delivers access to the Recorded Books proprietary catalog, including thousands of premium audiobooks as well as a broad array of other spoken audio content.The largest collection of digital magazines — including complete, downloadable, full-color digital editions (many with interactive features).Best-selling and award-winning eBooks by top authors.An extensive list of new features — including easier navigation, enhanced search, in-app previews, and easier checkouts and renewals. Login/Register With: Advertisement “The RBdigital app enables us to offer a great collection to our patrons. They will appreciate the one-stop experience of checking out and reading items in the same app,” says Melody Dworak, Collections Librarian, Iowa City Public Library.To make it as easy as possible for libraries to adopt the new app, Recorded Books also offers live training webinars to get new users up to speed, as well as free technical support for patrons and library staff.AvailabilityRBdigital will be generally available on June 27. Mobile apps are available for iOS®, Android™, and Kindle Fire™. Get a sneak peek of the new RBdigital app at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 22-27.  Libraries can stop by the Recorded Books Booth #4029 to give the app a try and sign up for a 30-day free trial of any RBdigital service.About Recorded BooksRecorded Books, an RBmedia company, is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks in the world, with a catalog of more than 30,000 exclusive titles narrated by award-winning actors. Beyond the highest-quality audiobooks, Recorded Books also delivers eBooks, eMagazines, movies, learning programs, and much more to consumers and to the retail, professional, school, library, and infotainment markets. The company’s RBdigital platform provides a vast array of digital content to millions of consumers worldwide.About RBmediaRBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers – at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content – including audiobooks, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. Headquartered in Landover, Maryland, RBmedia comprises an ever-expanding group of the best brands in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. Find out more at www.rbmediaglobal.com. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more