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MATOS, MICHELE L. (nee: Levinson)

first_img46, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on April 20, 2018 at Bayonne Medical Center with her family by her side. Michele was employed as a sales administrator for 8 years with the Empire Office Corporation in Manhattan, NY. Michele served as past Exalted Ruler for the Elks Lodge #434 in Bayonne where she and her husband John were active members. She was instrumental in coordinating many successful fundraisers which aided Children with Special Needs and the Military and Veteran Family Committee. She was a member of the Motorcycle Committee as part of the Elks activity and enjoyed every opportunity motorcycling with her husband. Michele was predeceased by her parents, Jay and Mary Levinson (Brennan) and her nephew Malachy Byrne. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 25 years, John Matos, her two daughters, Jessica and Shannon, her sister Alyson and husband Gary Byrne, her sister-in-laws, Debbie Wagner and husband Stan, Kelly Matos and her long time companion Frankie Giordano, her nieces and nephews, Katie Matos, Matthew and David Wagner, Zachary and Kiera Byrne, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and Elks Lodge friends. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

Bakery fined £28k over pest infestation

first_imgA bakery has been fined £28,000 after mice and cockroach infestations were discovered at two London branches. Snaresbrook Crown Court handed out the verdict to Bension Nassim, director of Sharon’s Bakery UK, and Shuki Mozes, general manager of Sharon’s Bakery and Sharon’s Bakery UK, who were issued with a combined fine of £8,000. Costs of £20,000 were awarded to Hackney Council.Two branches at Stamford Hill and Woodberry Down, both in Hackney, were closed immediately by Hackney Council environmental health officers after unannounced visits in June and July 2013 found “widespread evidence” of mice and cockroaches.After carrying out pest treatment and proofing and other work, both branches soon reopened.Second outbreakIn November 2014 evidence of mice and cockroaches was found again at the Stamford Hill branch, with a further notice served for failure to control pests. Follow-up inspections continue to be carried out regularly. The Stamford Hill branch continues to trade with a Food Hygiene Rating System rating of one, while Woodberry Down achieved a four on the zero to five scale used by the Food Standards Agency.Sophie Linden, deputy mayor of Hackney Council, said: “When we buy food from a shop, we need to be confident that it is being prepared and kept in a clean and safe place. Sharon’s Bakery failed to meet hygiene standards on more than one occasion and we were left with no option, but to take legal action.“The environmental health team will continue to work with the owners and staff at the bakery to ensure they meet the required standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the future.“Unannounced spot checks are carried out across Hackney, and the council will not hesitate to close down any premises that risks contaminating food or poses a risk to people’s health.last_img read more

Ackermann delivers ‘Last Lecture’

first_imgFor students, making service work a high priority can be difficult if cultivating a promising career takes precendence, but professor of finance Carl Ackermann thinks it doesn’t have to be.Ackermann delivered the first talk of this year’s student government-sponsored Last Lecture series Tuesday night in the Coleman-Morse Center lounge. He spoke on his personal growth and service, reflected on his career and encouraged students to put themselves in uncomfortable situations.“The single experience where I learned the most in my life was refereeing soccer games in an ethnically-focused league in Boston,” he said. “In that league, I had to … communicate with the players who often didn’t speak English, often in very heated situations.“So I’ve actually been sworn at in dozens of languages. If you place yourself in unfamiliar situations, … you will mature much faster as a person.“ Amy Ackermann | The Observer Professor of finance Carl Ackermann talks with students following his speech on Tuesday evening in the Last Lecture series.Ackermann said doing service work and appreciating the little things in life go hand-in-hand. He challenged students to maintain their commitments to serving others.“One of the things that I admire most about Notre Dame students is the extraordinary amount of service that all of [them] do … two hours, here and there, fitting it in when possible,” he said. “No matter how tired you are, do the make the extra effort to make at least one person smile every day. You will bring so much joy to others and happiness that will return to you.”Ackermann also encouraged students to learn about nutrition and personal finance, as serving others begins with being able to care for oneself.“By gaining command of your personal finances, you’ll actually be able to use your financial resources to service projects as well,” he said.Ackermann walked into the lecture wearing a horse-head hat. He later explained the decision as a way to engage the audience.“I always try to do something to lighten the mood at the beginning of a talk, so that people will feel like it’s going to be more fun and be more enthusiastic about it,” he said.Ackermann told The Observer he put a lot of thought into crafting his lecture and making it appeal specifically to Notre Dame students.“I think you’ve got three pieces — you talk about how wonderful Notre Dame students are and what you can learn from people individually,” he said. “Then I think they want to hear some suggestions about the future, mostly [about] career[s]. … And then, for me, I think that the defining part of my life, and for so many of the students here, is service, and you have to address that.”Ackermann emphasized the role of service among students as valuable to both their short-term and long-term life goals.“Trying to figure out how you can make the most of that element, I think right now, it takes the form of direct service, but as you acquire professional skills and acumen, you can do a lot more by embracing a leadership or policy role,” he said. “I think [students’] personal desire to do service, as strong as it is now, will only grow as they get older and have more resources and freedom.”The Last Lecture series invites professors to deliver the talk they would give if it were the last in their career, not their actual last lecture. Still, Ackermann, a 2001, 2002 and 2009 Last Lecture veteran, said he plays it cautiously.“When I used to schedule a Last Lecture, I would make sure I had class the next day to make sure it wasn’t the last one.”Tags: Ackermann, finance, Last Lecture, service, Student governmentlast_img read more

Zenith Bank Salutes D’Tigress, Charges Team to Go All the Way…

first_imgGroup Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, said the feat achieved so far by D’Tigress was not a surprise.“We are aware that our girls are the best in Africa. We congratulate the team for getting this far but it is obvious that the tournament is just beginning for top teams like Nigeria.“The higher you go, the tougher it gets and so we expect D’Tigress to double their efforts in the final stages so that the trophy will come back to Nigeria.“D’ Tigress have a crop of professionals, some of whom were part of the Zenith Basketball League which we have sponsored for 15 years running. We are confident that the team has all it takes to go all the way in Senegal.”Incidentally, Evelyn Akhator, Nigeria’s top performer in the first match against Tunisia with +24 efficiency,13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block, is a product of Zenith Women Basketball League.Other top national women team players who were part of the league are Nkechi Akasiki, Nkem Akaraiwe, Upe Atosu and Chioma Udeaja.Meanwhile, D’Tigress will this morning at the Dakar Arena take on DR. Congo that thrashed Cape Verde 78-46 yesterday to emerge the third team of Group B.Ranked third in Group B after losing to both Mali and Angola, DR Congo still managed to snatch the ticket to the quarter finals.D’Tigress Coach, Otis Hughley however insisted on the team treating DR Congo same way as the other top teams in the group.“We will treat every game the same because everyone will come out to play. We will go in with the same attitude we always have, to play hard from beginning to end.“We respect all opponents for we know any team can be beaten if not properly prepared. However, we hope at the end of the game they respect us too,” concludes the D’Tigress coach.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WOMEN’S AFROBASKETThe sponsors of the annual Women Basketball League, Zenith Bank has congratulated the women national team, D’Tigress for picking quarter final ticket with ease at the ongoing FIBA AfroBasket championship taking place in Dakar, Senegal.D’Tigress whipped Tunisia 75-26 in the group’s opening match and also in the second match, the 2017 AfroBasket defending champions walloped Cameroon 106-39 to book a quarter final place in the continental basketball competition.last_img read more

Aston Villa v Brentford line-ups: Four changes for Bees, Canos decision, Hogan left out

first_imgSergi Canos makes his first appearance of the season in one of four Brentford changes for their trip to Aston Villa.The Spaniard had been recovering from an ankle injury but came through a friendly with QPR’s youngsters on Monday unscathed.He replaces Jota, who was one of three Bees players to join Birmingham in the final throes of the transfer window.The departures of Harlee Dean and Maxime Colin see John Egan and the fit-again Rico Henry restored to the starting line-up, while Ryan Woods is also back.Former Brentford striker Scott Hogan remains on the bench for Villa, who make just the one change from the side that drew with Bristol City last time out.James Bree replaces Chris Samba at the back, with Steve Bruce reverting to 4-2-3-1 after a brief flirtation with 3-5-2.Robert Snodgrass, signed on a season-long loan from West Ham, is alongside Hogan on the bench.Aston Villa: Johnstone; Bree, Chester, Terry, Taylor; Whelan, Onomah; Elmohamady, Hourihane, Green; Davis.Subs: Steer, Bjanarson, Jedinak, Lansbury, Snodgrass, Agbonlahor, Hogan.Brentford: Bentley; Dalsgaard, Egan, Barbet, Henry; Woods, Yennaris; Canos, Sawyers, Watkins; Maupay.Subs: Daniels, Clarke, Bjelland, Chatzitheodoridis, Mokotjo, Jozefzoon, Shaibu.See also:Dean completes move to BirminghamNow midfielder departs as Bees clear-out continuesColin joins Bees exodus to BirminghamJota completes move from Brentford to BirminghamBees were ready for Colin exit – GilesBees youngsters to step up after pre-deadline exits Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Social Innovator: Shane Immelman

first_imgCEO: Lapdesk InternationalWhy is Shane a Social Innovator?Faced with the frightening statistic of over 4-million children in South Africa attending school without a desk, Shane took the simple idea of a portable, ergonomically designed lap desk and turned it into a smart business model that can bring companies and communities together in aid of young learners.The model is simple, yet innovative – each Lapdesk is printed with a design and message that is meaningful to the Lapdesk sponsor, turning the desk into a portable media platform that effectively delivers social messages to the most distant rural communities.With plans in the pipeline to take the product into South America and beyond, Lapdesk is a smart African innovation that is helping to address a serious global issue.Fast FactsOver 4-million school children, almost 30% of all students in South Africa, attend school without a school desk.On a global scale, the number of children who attend school without a desk is around 600-million, mostly in Latin America, South-East Asia and the rest of Africa.Without a desk, a person will struggle to write, their handwriting skills will be compromised, and there’s a knock-on effect into every other area of their learning.With a proper writing surface, a person’s concentration levels are improved between 60 and 80%.In the first two years, Lapdesk International provided over 300 000 children with lapdesks.The desk weighs less than 1kg and is completely childproof.Shane was a business and product developer who started Lapdesk as a hobby.Desmond Tutu is the patron of Lapdesk.In his own words…“In the early stages of Lapdesk there were 500 reasons why the project would never work, but over 4-million reasons why it had to.”How can I help?Does your company want to sponsor a primary or secondary school with desks? Perhaps you already have a school in mind? Find out more by visiting Lapdesk International.Contact Lapdesk InternationalTel: 011 466 911Fax: 011 466 7980Story published on SAinfo on 25 April 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

Twitter to Developers: Display Tweets Our Way Or Else

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts jon mitchell Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Instead of making apps that repurpose Twitter for anything other than what Twitter deems fit, Twitter wants developers to build new ways to use Twitter Cards, the multimedia boxes that can be displayed inside tweets. A less minimal, media-rich experience is what we should expect from Twitter going forward.center_img After months of anticipation, Twitter finally ripped off the Band-Aid Thursday and laid out the changes to how it shares data with developers. The message is as clear as ever: Twitter doesn’t want any client apps that aren’t made by Twitter itself. For those clients that are already out there, the changes will not destroy their business, but unfortunately, what the new guidelines will destroy is the possibility of Twitter streams being integrated into the rest of the Web.According to Twitter, in any client, “Tweets that are grouped together into a timeline should not be rendered with non-Twitter content. e.g. comments, updates from other networks.” Twitter’s Display Guidelines are now called Requirements. Apps that don’t meet the requirements can be cut off from the service.So everyone’s dream of using one app to pull in all the messages from the various social media silos we use is over. My dream of pulling App.net posts into the same place as Twitter, so I can participate in both networks, dashed. Twitter is just for Twitter, and every post in it has to look like this: Flipboard’s Twitter functionality is toast. That explains at least part of why CEO Mike McCue left Twitter’s board this month.The Future for Existing Twitter ClientsFor people who love an existing Twitter app, though, things will stay more or less the same.Currently third-party apps can have up to 100,000 users. Beyond that, they need special permission from Twitter (and traditional clients won’t get it). Clients that already have more than 100,000 users are allowed to grow up to 200% of their existing user base, and then they hit a hard limit – that’s the total number of unique users the app will ever be able to have.We can expect prices for existing Twitter apps to rise. And who can blame developers? Twitter has just put a limit on how many apps they can sell. They won’t be cut off, though, so Tweetbot users can take a little solace in that.For now, as long as tweets meet the Display Requirements, are the right shape and have all the right buttons in the right places, Twitter clients will be allowed to continue displaying them. But it’s not hard to imagine the next change down the line, which is for Twitter to hand clients its own, fully rendered tweets that can’t be customized.There are also some changes to the ways apps can call the service. They might put the squeeze on power users, but they’ll still work mostly fine.The Axis of TwitterIn the blog post announcing the changes, Twitter’s director of consumer product, Michael Sippey, illustrated the kinds of client applications Twitter wants and doesn’t want using a two-axis chart. There is one quadrant, the upper-right, where Twitter doesn’t want developers to build, as they’ve said for over a year. Those are the consumer apps for engagement with Twitter, including traditional Twitter clients and apps that syndicate content. Tags:#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Asian Games: India wins swimming medal after 24 yrs

first_imgIndian swimmer Virdhawal Khade clinched a bronze medal in the 50 metre butterfly event at the ongoing 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Tuesday.Chess: Harika wins bronze India gets gymnastics bronze Khade thus became the first Indian since 1986 to win a swimming medal as the country’s only medal so far was claimed by Khajan Singh 24 years ago. India’s fastest swimmer clocked 24.31 seconds to notch the first swimming medal of the Guangzhou Games for India. He was the lone Indian swimmer to qualify for the event even as the rest of his compatriots continued to disappoint. The other Indian in the fray Anshul Kothari failed to finish in the final eight. Khade had on Monday missed a medal in the 50 metre freestyle as he could manage only the fourth spot clocking 22.87, just 0.03 seconds behind the bronze medal winner Japan’s Rammaru Harada.last_img read more

Jamie Vardy sparks Leicester City win as Tottenham Hotspur slip up again

first_imgThere are still six months of the season to go but Tottenham Hotspur’s title challenge already looks to be over. It is hard to reach any other conclusion after Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a third successive away defeat in the league for the first time since 2014 when Tim Sherwood was in charge, leaving Spurs facing the prospect of being 16 points behind Manchester City by the time they run out at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Play Video Reuse this content Topics 0:55 Spurs were up against it and Pochettino went for broke in the second half. At one stage Tottenham were virtually playing with five attackers as Son Heung-min, Érik Lamela and Llorente all came off the bench to join Alli and Kane.Lamela, who was making his first appearance in 13 months after injury, had an instant impact, setting up Kane’s goal with a clever pass that the England international thumped past Schmeichel. It was his 16th goal of the season but not enough to prevent Spurs from losing again on the road. Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Mauricio Pochettino reflects on ‘very poor’ Spurs – video Share on Facebook match reportscenter_img Premier League Share on LinkedIn Mauricio Pochettino slams Tottenham’s lack of fight after defeat at Leicester Read more Although Spurs were poor in that first half, Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli squandered excellent chances to score in between Leicester’s goals and in many ways that profligacy was the story of their night. Christian Eriksen was guilty of a bad miss just before Harry Kane pulled a goal back with 11 minutes remaining and then Fernando Llorente, who is still looking for his first Tottenham goal, should have made it 2-2. Instead the Spaniard lifted his shot over the bar from only four yards out and the expressions in the Spurs dugout said it all.There was still time for one last bit of drama deep into injury-time. Danny Rose, making only his second Premier League appearance of the season, went to ground in the area following a challenge from Wilfred Ndidi. At first glance it looked like a penalty but Anthony Taylor, the referee, waved away the Spurs appeals and a few seconds later Leicester were celebrating three valuable points.Claude Puel, Leicester’s manager, described it as their best performance since he took over and hailed the “two fantastic goals” that lit up the first half. Vardy’s was a beauty and arrived following a superb lofted pass from Marc Albrighton. Running in behind Davinson Sánchez, Vardy stretched out his right leg to steer a controlled volley over the head of Hugo Lloris, who was caught in no man’s land as the ball sailed over his head, and it was no surprise that the striker set off in the direction of the Spurs fans, cupping a hand to his ear.With the elegant Vicente Iborra imperious in the centre of midfield, Pochettino scrapped his three-man central defence and pushed Eric Dier further forward as Spurs tried to gain a foothold. Kasper Schmeichel then saved impressively from Sissoko and Alli before Mahrez, with a moment of brilliance, gave Leicester some breathing space. With Rose caught upfield, Mahrez cut inside Jan Vertonghen and glided across the edge of the area before curling a left-footed shot from 20 yards that arced into the far corner. Share on Twitter Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City Jamie Vardy celebrates the opening goal with a message to Tottenham’s travelling fans. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters Twitter Share via Email Tottenham, quite simply, have lost their way domestically. They have collected only four points from their last five league fixtures and are unrecognisable from the team that comprehensively outplayed Real Madrid at Wembley. Pochettino was clearly bitterly upset with this latest setback and did not hold back afterwards as he accused his players of lacking fight during a “sloppy” first-half performance that featured two wonderful Leicester City goals.Jamie Vardy scored the first, registering the 100th league goal of his career to silence the chants of the Tottenham supporters who had taunted him relentlessly in the first 10 minutes about his wife’s presence “in the jungle”, and Riyad Mahrez added an exquisite second on the stroke of half-time to put Leicester on their way to a first home league win over Tottenham since 2002, when they were playing at Filbert Street.last_img read more