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Love of Seafood, New England Inspires Opening of Chowda House

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Roy Jennings had a dream to open his own seafood restaurant. Last month that dream came true.Roy and his wife Mary Jennings, Middletown residents, have recently opened Chowda House, 78 Bridge Ave., a casual seafood restaurant that is something Roy has been hoping to do for more than 30 years.“It’s me. I love it. My family loves it,” he said of seafood.The small eatery, located across from the NJ Transit train station on the borough’s west side, allows patrons to take out or dine in.The couple is in the process of constructing an outdoor dining area behind the restaurant. When it’s complete in a couple of weeks, it will be able to seat maybe as many as 30 patrons, Roy said.Chowda House opened last month in Red Bank. Chef Glenn Kovacs, foreground, and owner Roy Jennings and cook Andrew Ketcham, in the background, go to work in the kitchen.The nautically themed interior of the restaurant was built by Roy, a home construction contractor. His inspir­a­tion was Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and the submarine from book and movie, the Nautilus. He installed wood floors, porthole windows, iron trim and decorations that strike a high-seas image, including a fish tank in the front wall of the dining room.“I’ve always been of the sea,” Roy said who has been boating his whole life and continues to spend a couple of weeks a year in New England on and near the ocean.Mary is a New Englander, originally from Rhode Island. It was an appreciation for that heritage that led to the restaurant’s name, with the couple giving it the “Down East” pronunciation for their chowder.“We just wanted to bring a little bit of New England charm,” to a casual dining experience, Mary said.“We didn’t want to be all fancy-fancy here,” Roy said of the laid-back atmosphere he has tried to create. “There’s no attitude here. You can come here in a suit and tie or you can come in shorts and flip-flops.”“There are no bells and whistle here,’ chef Glenn Kovacs said. “The food is the bells and whistles.”The menu features fish and chips, fisherman platter, shrimp scampi and other entrees, plus sandwiches – a house specialty – called “stuf­fies,” which are the Jennings’ version of stuffed clams. There also is, of course, the clam “chowdas” – both New England and Manhattan-style. Other menu items for those not feeling especially seaworthy, included chicken and “land-lubber” soups, which are made daily, according to Kovacs.“We’re not pretentious here,” said Kovacs, who has been a chef for about 17 years, including having worked for McCormick & Schmick’s.For Roy it’s really quite simple: “I just want people to enjoy themselves,” he said.last_img read more

‘Gamechanging’ €260,000 allocated for new Gaeltacht athletics centre

first_imgA €260,000 investment has been announced today to build a top-class community athletics centre in Carrick.The grant for Coláiste na Carraige has been welcomed as a gamechanger for the school, local communities, clubs and organisations.The multi-sports project is being funded through the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht. It will include athletics and field sports facilities for long jump, high jump, pole jump, running track with lanes and a 300m walking path around the perimeter, an all-weather pitch and two five-a-side football pitches. The plan also includes 10 pieces of fitness equipment for adults and a fence and lighting around the facility. The tartan running track is being built to the highest standards with special anti-damp finish.Minister Joe McHugh was delighted to announce the funding today, saying:“Is mór an onóir dom a bheith in ann maoiniú de €191,753 ón Rialtas a dheimhniú chun saoráid spóirt agus lúthchleasaíochta agus aclaíochta a chruthú i gColáiste na Carraige,” a dúirt an tAire McHugh.“Almost €260,000 is to be invested in our school children, clubs and communities by creating a top class athletics centre in Coláiste na Carraige. The Government has now committed €191,753 to the project with another €65,000 coming through the work of the Committee behind the ambitious plan. “It follows other positive investment decisions in the area in the last couple of years with €200,000 for the Kilcar Digital Hub in the Town and Village Renewal scheme and €97,000 for an extension to Áislann Cill Chartha funded through Roinn na Gaeltachta as well as €70,000 Sports Capital money for the centre.“Is é an rud atá le feiceáil againn anseo ná tacaíocht dhíreach ón Rialtas do shaoráid il-spóirt sa chuid seo de chontae Dhún na nGall a mbainfidh pobail scoile agus clubanna, cumainn agus eagraíochtaí tairbhe as ar feadh na mblianta.“It will create a new home for fitness courses, for training, for PE and for athletes to test themselves and for clubs to attract and nuture new raw talent. I am also delighted to hear about the support from local football clubs, Tallow Rowing Club and primary schools.“Baineann sé fosta leis an teanga. Táimid ag tacú le pobal Gaeltachta. Cuirfidh bonn mar seo ar chumas grúpaí teanga an méid a thairgeann siad a leathnú agus an dóigh a chuireann siad ar fáil í agus a chinntiú go méadóidh úsáid na Gaeilge i measc na gcóitseálaithe agus na lúthchleasaithe. Ní thiocfá leis a bheith ach go maith dár dteanga.”Minister McHugh added: “A sincere thanks to Príomhaire Sean Kyne, Aire Stáit don Ghaeilge, Gaeltacht agus na hOileáin. AS Kyne sees the value in a big project like this that ticks a lot of boxes for the Irish language, for community, for sports and education, for fitness and health. “This investment will be reaping rewards for many years to come and I am delighted to be able to announce it.”‘Gamechanging’ €260,000 allocated for new Gaeltacht athletics centre was last modified: June 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A Preview of Beck’s 2017 Ohio PFR Insight Meetings

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13 days agoAgent Empacher offers AC Milan Premier League players

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Agent Empacher offers AC Milan Premier League playersby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAgent Sacha Empacher is in talks with AC Milan about several of his clients.Calciomercato.com says Empacher met with Milan directors yesterday ahead of the January market.During the summit Empacher offered loan deals for Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny and Chelsea fullback Abdul Rahman Baba.Baba is currently on loan with Real Mallorca, while Elneny is on loan from Arsenal at Besiktas.Milan are also interested in Schalke fullback Ozan Kabak, another Empacher has on his books. last_img read more

Better prices and new pipelines expected to drive higher Canadian crude output

first_imgCALGARY – A pipeline capacity gap that is impeding the movement of Western Canada’s crude to market will close by 2021 and there will be surplus room from about 2022 until 2030, according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute.The Enbridge Line 3 and Trans Mountain expansion pipeline are expected to come onstream in about two years, followed by the Keystone XL pipeline about a year later, the Calgary-based think-tank said Tuesday in a forecast based on financial and market modelling.It predicts Canadian crude oil production will jump to 7.2 million barrels per day by 2038 from 4.2 million bpd last year, aided by thirsty markets that will drive global oil prices above US$100 per barrel by 2030.Oil production growth will come mainly from the oilsands, which will build from the current 2.65 million barrels per day to just under 5.5 million bpd by 2038, CERI says in its reference scenario.“In all cases, we see increases in the production of oilsands because we see increasing demand for oil globally,” said CERI CEO Allan Fogwill.“We see the market access issue being resolved and we also see improvements coming in the production of oilsands, helping reduce the cost.”Its oil production forecast is higher than one released last week by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, which predicted that Canadian oil output will increase to 5.6 million bpd by 2035 as oilsands production rises to 4.2 million bpd.Emissions from the oilsands would exceed the Alberta government’s cap of 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2030 with current technology, Fogwill said, but added new technologies are expected to allow the industry to continue to grow without violating the cap.CERI foresees a much darker future for natural gas than oil, with rising production from shale gas wells in the U.S. replacing western Canadian gas in its traditional markets of Eastern Canada, the eastern U.S. and, eventually, mid-continent U.S.Gas production will fall from current levels of about 16.5 billion cubic feet per day to about 15.4 bcf/d over the next two decades unless LNG export facilities are built to send gas to new markets overseas, Fogwill said.About 14 liquefied natural gas processing facilities have been proposed for the West Coast but none are being built as yet. CERI calculates that two LNG terminals would add about five billion cf/d to demand for gas mainly from Alberta and B.C.The picture for natural gas could get even worse if oilsands producers succeed in their goal of reducing the amount of gas they burn to create steam to produce bitumen, Fogwill said.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more

Stage North to hold auditions for the first show of the next

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Stage North Theatre Society has chosen the first show of the next season, and they want you to be a part of it.The first show of the next season will be The Addams Family, a funny musical based on the characters created by Charles Addams.Stage North is looking for cast members to be a part of this show and will be holding auditions for anyone interested in taking part. Auditions for the show will be taking place at the North Peace Cultural Centre on May 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on June 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.If you do not want to appear on stage but still want to lend a hand, according to Stage North, there are positions open for carpenters, painters, costumers, and more.For more information, you can send an email to [email protected]last_img read more

‘Mahagathbandhan’ announces seat-sharing formula in Bihar

first_imgNew Delhi: Finally, Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) made it official its seat-sharing formula on Friday.Interestingly, top leaders like Tejashwi Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha, Sharad Yadav and Jitan Ram Manjhi gave a miss to the much-awaited press conference to announce the seat-sharing pact and it was announced by state leaders of alliance partners only. As it was first reported by the Millennium Post that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) — the key constituent of the Grand Alliance — would get lion’s share, so Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD will contest on 20 seats out of total 40 seats and Congress has settled with nine seats in the state. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’While talking to reporters in Patna, RJD national spokesperson Manoj Jha and RJD state president Ram Chandra Purve said that former JD(U) president and NDA convener Sharad Yadav will be contesting on an RJD symbol and merge his party Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) with it after the Lok Sabha polls. Recent entrants to the Mahagathbandhan Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and Mukesh Sahni’s Vikasheel Insan Party (VIP) will field their candidates on five and three seats respectively, while former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) has been given three seats, including Aurangabad, which was once represented by former governor Nikhil Kumar. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KLeaders of all the alliance partners of the Mahagathbandhan, including Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Madan Mohan Jha was also present at the press conference. The candidates were also announced for the Lok Sabha seats that would go to polls in the first phase, for which filing of nominations will end on March 25 and votes will be cast on April 11. In the first phase, the polls would be held on Gaya, Nawada, Aurangabad and Jamui seats. The Mahagadbandhan candidates for all the four seats are Jitan Ram Manjhi from Gaya, Vibha Devi, the wife of RJD’s notorious leader Raj Ballabh Yadav who is serving a jail term for raping a minor, Upendra Rai from Aurangabad and Bhudev Choudhary from Jamui seat. In the first phase, the HAM will contest on two seats — Gaya and Aurangabad – out of its total share of three seats, while RLSP would contest on one – Jamui – out of its total share of five seats and RJD on one — Nawada — out of 20 seats. As per sources, the seat-sharing pact was delayed as Congress and HAM had locked their horns over Aurangabad seat. Notably, former Delhi Police Commissioner Nikhil Kumar had represented Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat in 2004 on the Congress ticket. The NDA is likely to field its sitting MP Sushil Kumar Singh from Aurangabad, Veena Devi from Nawada, Chirag Paswan from Jamui. While announcing the seat-sharing decision, Bihar RJD chief Ram Chandra Purve said, “CPI(ML) will contest one seat from the RJD quota. Five seats have been allocated to the RLSP and three to VIP and HAM(S) respectively. Jitan Ram Manjhi will contest from Gaya.” On being asked ‘how can you say’ ‘all is well’ when your leader (Tejashwi Yadav) doesn’t come, RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha said, “Am I nothing in my party? You are making me insignificant? If format changes at the last moment, it’s a party’s decision, do not question that.” RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav had on Wednesday said that Bihar’s Mahagathbandhan’ is intact, rubbishing rumours that all was not well in the ‘grand alliance’. He had called it “a union of hearts and not just of parties (dalon ka nahin, dilon ka gathbandhan hai). “There is no heartburn among the alliance partners,” he had averred.last_img read more

Vigyan Prasar to strengthen science outreach strategy

first_imgKolkata: In a fresh bid to popularise science among the masses, Vigyan Prasar – an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology, is all set to communicate with people in regional languages, a scientist said. Apart from English and Hindi, all publications and online content of Vigyan Prasar, will be available in regional languages also, the scentist said on Friday. “For greater outreach, Bengali, Tamil and Marathi languages have been selected initially,” Rintu Nath, the scientist of Vigyan Prasar said while speaking at the seminar on ‘Science communication, popularising and outreach in Bengali – the road ahead’. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “We met about some 36 organisations (government and private) enaged in promoting science and technology in West Bengal. The work done by the organisations overlap at times since they work in silos,” he said. Vigyan Prasar has decided to act as a common platform in order to create a shared ecosystem by engaging all the organisations, and give a fillip to streamline communications already taking place through these forums, for better dissemination of information.last_img read more