first_imgThe Chip Miller Surf Fest went off on Friday (July 24) with hundreds enjoying a spectacular day on Seventh Street Beach, celebrating the sport of surfing and raising money for the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation and Ocean City Waves of Caring. Surfers didn’t have much to work with on Friday at the Chip Miller Surf Fest, but they still managed to put on a show. Competitors check the heat sheets for the Chip Miller Surf Fest contest.Results of the surfing contest are as follows:Parent / Child1. Team Dinofa2. Team Richards3. Team Gesler4. Team Levy5. Team Kelly6. Team Pustizzi7. Team DunnStand Up Paddle Board1. Tom Obrein2. Bob FaustmanLongboard1. Teddy Lyons2. Scott Platt3. Jimmy Naplacic4. Aiden McCarron5. Peter Anderson6. Caroline BowmanMasters1. Gabriel Dunn2. Tom Matthews3. Joe Keenan4. Steve ZarnoffMen1. Jimmy Naplacic2. Ryan Santiago3. Joey Kelly4. Nick Brady5. Scott Kirkpatrick6. Sammy ChatzinoffJr. Men1. Nick Brady2. Ryan Gerberg3. Calen Connell4. Sammy Chatzinoff5. Doug Raab6. Craig NordbergBoys1. Joey Kelly2. Bobby Beckett3. Andrew Mangel4. Kyle Levy5. Jack Dinan6. Jason SteinGroms1. Seamus Carey2. Tucker Collins3. Zeb Hinker4. Zoey Bourgeois5. Olivia Cook6. Cory LevyWomen1. Riley Boditsaris2. Zoe Bourgeois3. Jordan Siok4. Brynn Bowman5. Aspan Lawler6. Jen DomsicThe Surf Fest and Chip Miller Charitable Foundation ( were created in memory of Chip Miller in 2004. Miller died just a few short months after he was diagnosed with amyloidosis. In his memory, his family and friends founded the organization to empower people with the knowledge and understanding of amyloidosis — for earlier detection, ensuring a better quality of life for those afflicted with the disease, and to help science find the cure.For the first time this year, the Fest partnered with Waves of Caring, an Ocean City organization that has assisted close to 90 local families, bringing support and hope to nearly 200 children from the Ocean City area.last_img read more

first_imgDistinguished singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer Lionel Richie will receive the 2011 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award from the Harvard Foundation on Dec. 5 at Kirkland House.Richie is a multi-award-winning superstar and musical genius who has written and recorded many popular love songs. He co-wrote, with the late Michael Jackson, the song “We Are the World” to benefit hunger victims in Africa in 1985, and the song was performed again in 2010 to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. He is also an advocate for breast cancer research and has helped to raise funds to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are pleased to present the 2011 Humanitarian Award to Mr. Lionel Richie in memory of the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “Richie is one of our nation’s most creative musical artists, who has inspired many through his artistic and philanthropic endeavors. Rev. Gomes would be proud of the selection of the legendary musician, Lionel Richie, for this singular honor. We are honored to have him as our special guest on the Harvard campus.”The Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award was created to honor the life and work of the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, who along with Derek C. Bok, then president of Harvard, created the Harvard Foundation. Each year, the foundation presents the Humanitarian Award to an individual whose philanthropic works and deeds have served to improve the quality of people’s lives and have inspired people to greater heights.Past Harvard Foundation honorees include Thorbjørn Jagland, head of the Nobel Peace Prize committee; actor James Earl Jones; Chesley Sullenberger, pilot; actress and AIDS research advocate Sharon Stone; and Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America.last_img read more

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img The nomination period for the CUNA Board of Directors expired Nov. 6. Three incumbents have been elected to the CUNA Board by acclamation, and there are four contested elections.Directors elected will take office upon the adjournment of CUNA’s Annual General Meeting on March 2, 2021, during CUNA’s virtual Governmental Affairs Conference.The three elected incumbents are:Maria J. Martinez, President/CEO, Border FCU, Texas  (District 5, Class A:  Credit unions with less than 38,000 members in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming)Tom Kane, CEO, Illinois CU System, Ill. (Class D:  Leagues, elected at-large nationwide)last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Wednesday night, all he did was stand and admire the majesty of all 409 feet traveled by his three-run home run in the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 8-2 victory over the New York Mets.Flores, however, took exception and let Puig know it when he passed him at first base. Puig looked back over his shoulder at Flores and responded in a way even novice lip readers could decipher.“I don’t remember,” Puig said through an interpreter when asked what he had said. “I don’t remember either,” Puig said when asked what Flores had said to him.Flores’ memory was much better.“I just told him to run the bases. That was it,” Flores said. “I mean, I don’t think he knows what having respect for the game is. We’re playing horrible right now. We don’t need his (expletive).“He disrespected us. I don’t take that. I don’t think we do. … I think there’s a way to enjoy a home run. You enjoy it. You see it. That was too much.”Flores is unassailably correct on one point – the Mets are playing horrible right now.In addition to Puig’s three-run homer, Yasmani Grandal went deep twice. The Dodgers have hit 12 home runs in this series (three by Grandal) with a different player having a multi-homer game each night – Cody Bellinger on Monday, Corey Seager on Tuesday and Grandal on Wednesday. They have outscored the Mets 30-8 in the first three games of this four-game series.“We’ve been hitting well. We’ve been hitting a lot of home runs,” Puig said. “Maybe that’s why he was upset – because they’re not playing so well.“I don’t look at it that way (as disrespect). But it is what it is.”Puig admitted he took special satisfaction in the home run since it followed an intentional walk to Joc Pederson – “that’s why I took so long.”It took 32.1 seconds for Puig to complete his trip around the bases – the second-longest in MLB this year – and Mets catcher Travis D’Arnaud had words for him when he reached home plate. Between innings, Mets Jose Reyes and Yoenis Cespedes intercepted Puig as he was heading out to right field. Their brief conversation involved some advice from Cespedes – “run faster,” Puig joked later – and calmed any fears of things escalating. Puig had two more uneventful plate appearances in the game.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged speaking to Puig about his behavior in Cleveland. This time, Roberts seemed to absolve his outfielder of any wrongdoing.“That’s what Yasiel does,” Roberts said. “I don’t think he’s the only player in baseball that takes a little bit longer admiring home runs. He got a good piece of it. I know that he did not mean disrespect.”Puig’s latest attention grab obscured a historic performance by Dodgers starter Rich Hill. But Hill was happier to make progress than this bit of history.He gave up a home run and a double to the first two batters he faced but allowed just two more hits in five strong innings.Hill needed 98 pitches to get through his five innings and has not thrown a pitch in a sixth inning this season. According to Elias Sports, Hill is the first pitcher to start a season with nine consecutive starts of five innings or less.But he unveiled a cutter for the first time, using it to augment a fastball that is down in velocity this season and has been fairly unreliable. That helped produce eight strikeouts including three in a row after the Mets loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth inning when the score was still tied, 1-1.“I think it was just trying to be consistent with the delivery and not trying to do too much … trying to find a fastball that might not be there at this time,” Hill said of Wednesday’s improvement. “Realizing that and identifying that is a huge step in the right direction.”The win gave the Dodgers their third six-game winning streak in the past four weeks, a stretch that has seen them go 20-6 – and move a half-game into first place in the National League West with the Colorado Rockies’ loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.Staff writer J.P. Hoornstra contributed to this story.center_img LOS ANGELES – Maybe Wilmer Flores doesn’t understand. By Yasiel Puig’s standards, he did exercise restraint.After all, just a week ago, the Dodgers’ highly GIF-ted outfielder doubled down on an obscene gesture and directed it at some fans after he hit a home run in Cleveland. Puig drew a one-game suspension for that two-fingered faux pas (which he is appealing).last_img read more