Spooks N Kooks Surf Contest Benefits Food Cupboard

first_imgRon Curio took honors as ‘King Kook’ in the fourth annual Spooks N Kooks Costumed Surfing Contest on Oct. 10.About 25 surfers participated in the fourth annual Spooks N Kooks Costumed Surf Contest on Saturday morning and filled the ocean with a wide array of creatures and characters.For the third year in a row, Ron Curcio was named “King Kook” — this year as “the pizza guy” in a tribute to a certain cash-only boardwalk business in the news.Nate Scarborough was tops among “Groms” as Spider-Man.The biggest winner of the day was the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard, which was the beneficiary of all entry fees: (at least) five non-perishable food items from each contestant.Earlier in the week, the surf had been well overhead as a northeast gale and passing hurricane combined forces, but on contest day, conditions were much calmer with clean, thigh-high sets rolling in early before the wind started to pick up.Competitors hit the surf in the Spooks N Kooks Surfing Contest. Participants gather on Eighth Street Beach before the fourth annual Spooks N Kooks Costumed Surf Contest on Oct. 10 in Ocean City, NJ.last_img read more

Young BiH judoka Harun Sadiković won first place at the tournament in Italy

first_imgHarun Sadiković, member of the Judo club ”Nippon” from Sarajevo, won the first place in the cadet +90 kg category at the international tournament ”Alpe Adria” for cadets and juniors in Lignano in Italy.Sadiković, who was the only representative of BiH in competition of 20 competitors had four fights and won them all with maximum number of points. This triumph hints that this year should be successful, because he’ll participate in European and World tournaments for cadets and juniors, said the Judo Alliance of BiH.Over 1000 competitors from 20 countries participated in this tournament.last_img read more

Where is Epstein’s Alleged “Madame,” Ghislaine Maxwell?

first_imgPedophile predator Jeffrey Epstein was never married and has no children, that he knew of, but he did have a “partner” socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.Maxwell may blow the lid off the house of cards by implicating those complicit in the pair’s sex trafficking.But right know the whereabouts of Maxwell are unknown.Maxwell is the British daughter of publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, was a fixture in Manhattan high society. She had Ivana, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton as friends over the years.Eventually, Epstein became a cross between a boyfriend and a business partner with her even going so far as to calling her his “madame.”Was she the slave catcher who recruited children for Epstein’s sex ring and participated in such pedophilic encounters?A lawsuit before Epstein’s death accuses Maxwell of firsthand sexual abuse, not simply aiding and abetting Epstein’s predilections. Unsealed records from Virginia Giuffre’s testimonies against Maxwell are frankly too disturbing to relay here, but they make clear that while Maxwell prioritized using their victims to fulfill Epstein’s thrice daily sexual quotas, she used them for her own perverse pleasure.So Maxwell knows where all the bodies are buried. We just have to find her.Maxwell, who moved to Manhattan in 1991 after her father fell off a boat and died. She remained relatively unscathed after Epstein’s 2008 plea deal in Palm Beach County and was a tabloid fixture until Giuffre pursued a civil lawsuit against her.The suit was settled in the plaintiff’s favor. The settlement size remains undisclosed, but Maxwell’s legal costs lead her to sell her $15 million New York residence.As of 2017, her lawyers claim she’s likely in London, but given the threat she poses to Prince Andrew, that seems unlikely. The Daily Mail claims Maxwell is cooperating with prosecutors because securing Maxwell’s testimony is priority No. 1 for authorities attempting to find justice for the alleged victims.last_img read more

Panthers crush Delaware in opener 62-0

first_imgPittsburgh running back James Conner (24) score his second touchdown of the first quarter in an NCAA college football game against Delaware on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh sophomore quarterback Chad Voytik expected jitters before his first start in three years.There were none. Maybe it’s because Voytik knew he had running back James Conner behind him and a massive offensive line in front of him. And Delaware did not.“We were all relaxed,” Voytik said. “We trusted in the game plan. Once we got the ball rolling, we were just playing a game.”More like dominating it.Conner rushed for 153 yards and four first-half touchdowns as the Panthers methodically crushed the overmatched Blue Hens 62-0 on Saturday. Conner scored on runs of 7, 8, 1 and 19 yards as Pitt posted its largest margin of victory in a season opener in over a century.“Before the game Chad kept saying ‘let’s make it easy, let’s make it easy,’” Conner said. “I wanted to make it easy for him.”Taking full advantage of a line that outweighed the Blue Hens’ front four by 50 pounds a man, the Panthers gashed Delaware for 409 yards rushing and scored touchdowns on each of their six first-half possessions.The only real scare came midway through the second quarter when sophomore wide receiver Tyler Boyd dislocated a finger on his left hand during a punt return.Boyd, who set school freshman records for receptions and receiving yards last fall, spent the second half watching from the sideline with his hand bandaged. Coach Paul Chryst believes Boyd will be available next Friday when the Panthers open ACC play at Boston College. Pittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd (23) returns a punt against the Delaware in the NCAA football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Pitt will need Boyd if it wants to make noise in the wide-open Coastal Division. He caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Voytik in the first quarter, but his presence was hardly required on a day the Panthers dominated Delaware from the first snap to the last.Chryst helped turn Wisconsin into a scoring machine while serving as the Badgers’ offensive coordinator 2006-11 by relying on a massive line. Finally settled at Pitt, Chryst is in the process trying to make the same transformation with the Panthers.The early returns were promising. Pitt ran the ball 56 times and threw it just 14. That wasn’t exactly the way Chryst planned it, but after watching Conner run through gaping holes there was no need to get too deep into the playbook.“We were able to run the football,” Chryst said. “We didn’t really get put in a lot of tough down-and-distance pass game stuff. We didn’t just say, ‘Hey, let’s take this thing the next drive, let’s pound it. But if it’s going, you stay with it.’”Boyd ripped off a 34-yard punt return to set the Panthers up early, and Pitt’s first touchdown of the season provided a blueprint for what Chryst hopes his team looks like in 2014. The Panthers needed four plays to go 41 yards, all four plays handoffs by Voytik to either Boyd or Conner.Pitt’s second drive looked much like the first with a couple of short passes from Voytik sprinkled in. Boyd made a diving grab in the left corner of the end zone for Voytik’s first career touchdown pass and Pitt led 14-0 before the game was 13 minutes old.That was more than enough to end any thoughts of an upset. Chryst’s tenure with the Panthers began with a puzzling 31-17 loss to Youngstown State two years ago. Delaware, like the Penguins, are a respected Football Championship Subdivision program. Unlike Youngstown State, however, the Blue Hens ran into a team ready to play.Delaware managed just five first downs, turned it over three times and took just two snaps in Pitt territory until the fourth quarter.“Defensively, we really didn’t have a chance,” Blue Hens coach Dave Brock said. “We struggled to tackle those guys and got covered up by much bigger and stronger people. They were able to run the ball, but Coach Chryst certainly is a class guy. It could have been a lot worse than it was.”Delaware hoped to could hang around long enough to beat a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent for the first time since 2007 when current Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was under center.It didn’t happen. Not even close. Pitt put together a 99-yard drive early in the second quarter that began with a nine-yard quarterback sneak from backup Trey Anderson, included a career-long 60-yard burst from Conner and ended with Conner bulling in from a yard out for the second of his four scores.While bigger challenges await, it was certainly a promising start.“Everybody on our team says we want to win an ACC championship, win 10 games,” Conner said. “There’s no better time than right now.”___Online: http://collegefootball.ap.org/last_img read more