52, passed away on, February 28, 2017. She was born in Santa Rosa Taxisco, Guatemala and was a resident of Bayonne. She worked for Ideal Window Manufacturing. Daughter of the late Jose Herlindo Orellana and Maria Teresa Mejia. Mother of Teresa and her husband Christopher DeNoble and Celeste Orellana. Grandmother of Christopher Jr. and John. Sister of Yuri Orellana and aunt of Isabella. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to her family. Funeral arrangements by S. FRYCZYNSKI & SON Funeral Home, 32-34 E 22nd St.
A fundraiser entitled “Skato With Kato” is set for Friday, June 2th, starting at 4 p.m. at the Cape May County Skate Park, 5th and West Avenue in Ocean City. The contest should get rolling at about 5:30p. Music will be provided by the Sheckies. All proceeds with go to the Humane Society of Ocean City. The refreshement proceeds will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand.Photo Credit: Jaime PustizziDivisions: Groms 12+ Under; Boys 16+ Under; Men 17+ up;Girls 16+ under; Women 17+ up;Prizes for winners of each division provided by Peace of Wood, Heritage Surf Shops, 7th Street Surf Shop, Surfer’s Supplies; Amphibia Apparel; Downbeach Skate Co.; Ocean City NJ Surf School, and more….The event was historic last year because it was the first-ever organized skate contest at the park, which opened last September or 2015. It was a great success and an annual event was born.It is named in honor of a dog named Kato, the pet of Humane Society employee Phil Bellucci. Organizers said Kato was believed to need knee surgery, but upon further examination at the Humane Society and some physical therapy, the dog and his limbs received a clean bill of health.Photo Credit: Jaime Pustizzi“Originally it was going to be called ‘Skato for Kato’ but as it turned out, happily, we are calling it Skato with Kato,” said Willie Fannon, an event organizer and Owner of Ocean City NJ Surf School.“We expect that Kato will be able to be there, with us at the event,” Fannon said.There will be live music by local punk band, The Sheckies, and admission is free. There will be a $20 registration fee to take part in the skate competition, with all proceeds going directly to the Humane Society, a no-kill shelter established in 1964.Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be operating the refreshments.Due to the success of last years event, word-of-mouth at the skate park has spread like wildfire about the contest, Fanon said. “I expect we are going to have a really nice turnout and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”Photo Credit: Jaime PustizziFannon should know, he formerly organized and ran skate contests at the old skate park located near Gillian’s Wonderland amusements.“It’s going to be a great time and I hope everyone will come out and enjoy the festivities,” said Fannon, who thanked the sponsors and the City of Ocean City for supporting the event.
This summer, the Wild Woods Music and Arts Festival will get down with some of the best and brightest of the scene, as the festival returns to Croydon, NH from July 29-31. Wild Woods has put together a fun lineup for their annual event, with Turkuaz featured at the top of the billing. Govinda, The Breakfast (x3), and Freddy Todd are all featured on the initial listing.The full lineup includes After Funk, Dwajhay, Moses, Mister F, Of The Trees, People Like You, Stop Tito Collective, Strange Machines, The Kenny Brothers Band, Thunder Body, and VII. Check it out below, and head to the fest’s website for more information.
Exciting time for The Disco Biscuits fans, as the band has announced the re-release of their debut album Encephalous Crime. The 1996 release sees the Biscuits experimenting in the realms of jamtronica, honing their songwriting craft in the process. With jams like “Mr. Don,” “Stone,” “Devils Waltz” and “Rainbow Song,” the band’s debut album would set them up for a great career trajectory to follow.The album has been out of print for some time; that is, until now. The Biscuits have re-mastered the audio from this debut album, specifically for a vinyl release! You can not only pre-order the debut album on vinyl, but they’ll also receive digital download copy of Encephalous as well! The vinyl will be released soon, so get your copy while its fresh off the presses.Keyboardist Aron Magner shared the news, saying, “I have fond memories of making this album and our first experience in a real studio when we were just kids in college. So, here it is … and on remastered specially for vinyl!” You can check more information about the release in the image below, or head here.
On Wednesday night, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress and Barika made their way to Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground. While the two bands play very different styles of music, members of the two groups are quite familiar with playing together. Members of both Barika (percussionist Craig Myers) and the current iteration of Robert Walter’s 20th Congress (keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock) tour the country with Phish bassist Mike Gordon as part of his solo band, so who better to show up and lend a musical hand than Mike Gordon himself?Barika—comprised of Craig Myers, Dopapod’s Rob Compa, Caleb Bronz, Giovanni “Johnny” Rovetto, Chris Hawthorn, and Matt Davide—kicked off the evening’s festivities with their unique blend of “funky, dubbed out, psychedelic West African” sounds. The first guest of the night came early in the set when Daby Touré joined in on vocals. Midway through their set, Barika was joined by Mike Gordon, Robert Walter, and John Kimock for a collaborative rendition of original number “Angatta”, which the collected musicians have frequently performed together at Mike Gordon Band shows.As Craig Myers notes to Live For Live Music, “It was so great to share the stage with my bandmates from MGB in the context of my other project, Barika. It was like one big musical family.”Rob Compa also shared his thoughts and excitement about being a part of this Barika/Mike Gordon’s sit-in. As the guitarist tells Live For Live Music,There’s kind of a neat backstory to me playing with Barika. When Dopapod stopped touring last year, I didn’t really know what to do or where to go. I was playing a gig in Burlington and Craig [Myers] was at the show, and he told me he was looking for a roommate and that Barika needed a new guitar player. Burlington has always been one of my favorite cities, so within a day or so I told him “count me in,” and I moved there a month later.I’m also a big Phish fan, and I had seen Craig with Mike Gordon Band a bunch of times. I had filled in as a sub guitar player for some Rubblebucket shows years ago when he was touring with them, and I think that was where we first met.Fast forward to tonight, which was just a super cool moment for me. For “Angatta”, the song that Mike, John, and Robert sat in on, my job is to really just play a written part and be a team player. I appreciated that because it allowed me to look around and appreciate how great of a moment it was, rather than be looking down and in my little guitar world the whole time.Mike took a pretty monstrous bass solo that gave me an all-new appreciation for what an amazing player he is. At one point, he really laid into a note that altered the entire context and mood of the tune, which was really cool. That’s a sort of ability that great bass players have access to that other instruments don’t, and it was cool to see someone who’s such a great improvisor do that with just one note.You can watch a full video of Barika’s Higher Ground set featuring Mike Gordon, Robert Walter, and John Kimock below:Barika w/s/g Mike Gordon, Robert Walter, John Kimock – 1/30/19 – Full VideoFollowing Barika’s opening performance, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress hit the stage for their headlining set with a core lineup featuring Walter, Kimock, guitarist Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), and bassist Marc Friedman. In addition to working through a number of selections from 20th Congress’ 2018 album, Spacesuit, they welcomed Mike Gordon to join in on “Don’t Chin The Dog” from 2013’s Get Thy Bearings—another song this group has played together frequently at Mike Gordon shows. You can watch a video of Gordon’s sit-in with Robert Walter’s 20th Congress below:Robert Walter’s 20th Congress w/ Mike Gordon – “Don’t Chin The Dog”[Video: Robert Walter]Next up for Robert Walter’s 20th Congress is a three-night run supporting Umphrey’s McGee in the northeast. For a full list of Walter’s upcoming tour dates, head here.Next on the docket for Barika is a pair of late-March shows in Nashua, NH and Stowe, VT, respectively. For more information, head here.Mike Gordon is also set to head out on a 13-date March solo tour (along with Myers, Kimock, Walter, and guitarist Scott Murawski) beginning on March 8th at Atlanta, GA’s Variey Playhouse. For a full list of upcoming Mike Gordon Band shows, head here.
The European Commission has launched a call for applications to form the group that will be advising it on the further development of the sustainability taxonomy, its review, and on sustainable finance more broadly.The move came hot on the heels of the European Parliament yesterday adopting the taxonomy regulation, which provides for the creation of the body, known as the Platform on Sustainable Finance.It is the successor to the technical expert group (TEG) that has been advising the Commission in connection with its 2018 sustainable finance “action plan” measures. The TEG’s mandate is due to run out at the end of September, unless the new group is formally established before then.The Platform on Sustainable Finance, whose members will have a two-year mandate, will have four main tasks, “some of which are particularly urgent”, according to the Commission. The call for applications to the new group comes as the Commission seeks input for a “renewed” sustainable finance strategy and seeks to drive forward its plan for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis.The tasks the Platform will be asked to prioritise during the two-year term to Q3 2022 are:to advise on the development of the technical screening criteria for the EU taxonomy;to advise on the review of the taxonomy regulation; andto advise on “the possible need to develop further measures to improve data availability and quality”.The focus of the first task will be on criteria for screening economic activities against the four specified environmental objectives that go beyond climate change.The TEG already came up with criteria for assessing whether economic activites make a substantial contribution to the objectives of climate change mitigation or adaptation, including an assessment of significant harm to other environmental objectives.The second task will include advising the Commission on the possible need to amend the taxonomy regulation, and on addressing other sustainability objectives besides those focussed on the natural environment.The topic of data availability and quality links to that of the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive, on which the Commission is currently consulting. The Platform will also be asked to monitor and report regularly to the Commission on EU and member state-level trends in capital flows towards sustainable investment.However, the Commission said this would primarily be carried out by public entities such as the European Environment Agency and the European Investment Bank, seven representatives of which it would appoint directly to the body.Valdis Dombrovskis, Commission executive vice president, said: “This Platform will play a crucial role in the development of the EU Taxonomy and our sustainable finance strategy over the coming years.“The adoption of the taxonomy regulation marks a milestone in our green agenda. It creates the world’s first ever classification system of environmentally sustainable economic activities, which will give a real boost to sustainable investments.”The Platform will be composed of experts from the private and public sector, with 57 members in total, 50 of which are to be selected through the open call for applications and the remaining seven directly appointed by the Commission’s department for financial stability and capital markets.The Commission will be accepting applications for the platform until 16 July, which is a day after the consultation on input to its new sustainable finance strategy ends.The Parliament’s vote on the taxonomy – also referred to as a “green list” – marks the final step of the adoption process of the political agreement that co-legislators reached in-mid December 2019.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
Xtera, subsea fibre optic solutions provider, has completed interoperability testing with Infinera, a provider of intelligent transport networks.By connecting Infinera’s SLTE solution to an Xtera line system, the laboratory trial demonstrated the truly open nature of Xtera’s ‘Open System Gateway’ (OSG) product family.Compatibility, spectrum sharing and the capability of Xtera’s supervisory system to operate with the Infinera terminal were all proven through a series of subsea simulations and laboratory tests, the company said.“Today’s customers are looking for systems which combine the most advanced technology available; the move towards provision of disaggregated subsea solutions demonstrates this,” explains Keith Henderson, Xtera’s founder and chief executive officer. “The success of these interoperability tests will give customers comfort that selecting Xtera technology for their wet plant can provide them with a proven end-to-end solution using industry leading SLTE platforms.”“Infinera is continually enhancing our solutions to deliver the best capacity-reach performance, and we lead the way in Open SLTE solutions,” adds Scott Jackson, vice president, Subsea Business Group, Infinera. “Adding compatibility with Xtera’s advanced line systems further illustrates our commitment to Open Systems and shows how Open SLTEs can eliminate risk while delivering the best system solutions for our customers.”The tests included the transmission performance of Infinera’s XTS-3300 through Xtera’s wideband hybrid Raman-EDFA repeaters using 16-QAM modulation format. The trials demonstrated the ability of Xtera’s Virtual Fiber Gateway (VFG) to allow multiple vendors’ equipment to independently share spectrum and proved the resilience of XTS-3300 to strong Line Monitoring Equipment (LME) signals.
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Mike Nichols moved to the top of IMCA’s all-time wins list with his career 558th IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win on Sept. 3 at Abe’s U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb. He is pictured in victory lane with wife Anita. (Photo courtesy of Abe’s U.S. 30 Speedway) COLUMBUS, Neb. – Mike Nichols couldn’t recall many of the details of his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win.He’ll remember everything about his latest. Nichols won for the 558th time in his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career at Abe’s U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., becoming IMCA’s all-time wins leader with the Sept. 3 checkers. It was the latest accomplishment for the most decorated driver of the sanctioning body’s modern era.“Everything you do is special in its own way,” said Nichols, now running for his ninth national championship. “Everything is its own accomplishment. When I’m in a nursing home years from now, this is something I’ll be able to talk about.”From Harlan, Iowa, Nichols has averaged better than 29 wins a season since 2002, with an IMCA record-tying 54 in 2016. He also owns more than 40 career track championships, another IMCA-best total, with at least one track title to his credit every season except one in the past 19 years.”“To be consistent for such a long time is remarkable, especially in a Stock Car, which I consider to be IMCA’s most competitive division,” he said. “Racing is really a team sport. I think about all the people who have helped me and all the things that have gone right over the years. It’s crazy.” A brief foray into the IMCA Modified class was rewarded with regional rookie of the year honors in 2000. Nichols’ decision to get back in a Stock Car has led to an unequalled two decades of success. His first national championship came in 2002. Nichols won the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions two years later and the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in 2017. Nichols started the 2020 season with 529 wins. He equaled the career mark of Modified legend David Murray Jr., who had reigned as IMCA’s career wins leader since the 2005 season, by topping the Connie Jewett Memorial show at Dawson County Raceway.Murray, a driver Nichols has long respected, was in attendance that evening and was among those offering post-race congratulations.“We have worked very hard for this. After getting the win, it was a good time for reflection,” said Nichols, who set the new record two days before is 43rd birthday. “It was almost surreal. We looked back and asked ourselves how the heck did we do this? It’s something that will look amazing on any racing resume.”
Press Association “It was certainly the ambition when I signed here only 12 months ago and obviously it was a fantastic season,” he told Clarets Player. “It’s great to be a part of it. I feel that, personally, I have got more to come and I’m really excited to show that here. “We will set our stall out ambitious again and the aim is to stay in the Premier League and then kick on from there. “I think I’m the eternal optimist but you never know what you can achieve and I think I’ve been in the game long enough to know what is around the corner if you do things properly. “If you do that as individuals and a collective then you give yourself a great chance and that will certainly be the motto from me again. “People will write us off but we’ll just try and go about our business the way we did last year and hopefully that will stand us in good stead.” The 28-year-old kept 19 clean sheets during the Clarets’ promotion from the Sky Bet Championship and had only 12 months left on his existing deal, although there was an option for a further year extension. Heaton is now looking forward to playing in the top flight, having made a prediction Burnley would reach the Premier League when he arrived last summer from Bristol City. Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has signed a new three-year contract at Turf Moor.