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first_imgBy Joseph SapiaHOLMDEL – If attending Deep Cut Orchid Society’s annual show, be careful.It could be the start of an addiction – orchid collecting. That is what happened to Joan Mesander, co-chair of this year’s show, running Thursday, Feb. 11, to Sunday, Feb. 14, at Dearborn Market in Holmdel.“I went to their (annual) show, I bought two plants, Larry (Desiano, the society’s president) talked to me and I joined,” said Mesander, 69, recalling her visit about 10 years ago.Now, she has about 500 orchids in a 225-square-foot greenhouse – with hot water and controls for heating, cooling, humidity and watering – in the backyard of her home in Middletown’s Belford section.Desiano, 66, has about 250 orchids. He’ll take them with him when he moves from his home in Middletown’s Oak Hill section to Florida, expected later this year.At this year’s show, there will be “well over 2,000” orchids, according to Diana Kleiman, a society member and an American Orchid Society-certified judge.“Why do you have an orchid show in February?” Desiano said.Because orchids raised indoors are now blooming, according to Desiano.“In general, I say November through, say, April,” said Desiano, talking about the indoor growing season. “So, February’s the middle of the season.”Helen Kroh, the show’s other co-chair, said there should be hundreds of species.The four-day show combines displaying orchids, selling them, educating people on them – a plant that has an estimated 30,000 species that grow wild on all continents except Antarctica.“We’re happy if we break even,” said Kleiman, who lives in Middletown and has about 200 orchids. “This is the way we get new members. And everybody likes to show off their plants.”The show includes displays by about a half-dozen orchid clubs from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, along with displays by nine vendors. Thousands attend annually, but there are no solid figures because the event is free and people roam freely.Founded in 1986, Deep Cut Orchid Society has about 110 members, mostly from Monmouth and Ocean counties. Its name comes from its former meeting site, Deep Cut Park in Middletown, but now it meets in Tinton Falls.Kroh, 66, of Milltown has been collecting orchids for 30 or 40 years, she said. She now has about 80 in a four-season sunroom.On Sunday, Feb. 7, Deep Cut members who were displaying orchids at the show gathered at Mesander’s home, where they categorized the plants in preparation for the show.“I like Epindendrums the best,” Kroh said. “I can get them to bloom. You grow what you can bloom. An orchid that does not bloom is taking up space.”“You find what works for you,” Mesander said.Desiano said he has been collecting orchids “for at least 30 years.” Then with a young family, Desiano was looking to switch from the stressful, time-consuming hobby of breeding tropical fish.So, Desiano’s wife bought him “one or two” orchids, because he had shown an interest in them, he said.“I think the passion comes out of the diversity (of orchids),” Desiano said.A tangle of orchids.A benefit of orchids is they bloom for long periods – “for weeks and months,” Desiano said.Connie Deren, 58, who lives in Middletown’s Port Monmouth section, has been collecting for 30 years, now keeping about 150 orchids in a sunroom-greenhouse.“I started with just a few and got more,” Deren said. “Then, I met Joan (Mesender) and got more and more. I like Vandas and Paphiopedilums.”Before Mesander got the greenhouse about eight years ago, she kept about 60 orchids in her house.“I had a rack with grow lights,” Mesander said. “When I retired, my husband was afraid I was going to be bored.”So, they got the greenhouse. In warmer weather, Mesander moves her orchids outside.“I gave her an orchid for her birthday (and), three years later, she had a greenhouse,” joked Mesander’s husband, Jerry, 76. “When I saw 200 in here (in the greenhouse), I thought it was full. I was wrong.”As for the two orchids Mesander started with, “I killed those two plants,” she said.“I’ve killed many,” Deren said.“Everybody does that,” Jerry Mesander said.“If you don’t kill a lot of orchids, you’re not a true orchid grower,” she said. “You have to kill them (to understand how) to grow them.”Perhaps, by that time, one is already hooked.“You get that first plant, put it on the windowsill,” said Kleiman, smiling. “Before you know it, you’ve got the disease. You’re hooked.”***ITALS Deep Cut Orchid Society’s annual show runs Thursday, Feb. 11, to Sunday, Feb. 14, at Dearborn Market, 2170 Route 35 South at Centerville Road, Holmdel, 732-264-0256. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.Deep Cut Orchid Society meets monthly at Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls.last_img read more

first_img“Barcelona is a special place, because winning the League is not enough. It tastes really bad for Ernesto Valverde. He does not deserve this. Hopefully the situation can be resolved soon, as a member of this club. This is all“, Guardiola sentenced to the completion of Aston Villa-City (1-6).Ernesto Valverde is at the expense of the board of directors ruling on his future, after it has been known that the club is looking for a substitute, by failing two options that have rejected the offer, such as the current Al-Sadd coach Qatari, Xavi Hernández, and Dutch coach Ronald Koeman. The Manchester City coach, Josep Guardiola, he pronounced this Sunday afternoon about the situation he is living Ernesto Valverde in Barça, where it seems that it is more outside than inside the club, noting thatand tastes bad for his counterpart and “he doesn’t deserve that”.last_img read more

first_imgFour days later, Messi was planted at the Bernabéu and gave him a victory over BarçGuardiola’s. That team seemed thrown toward the double. But Inter de Mourinho got into the middle. That poker was not enough to give Barça another Champions League, but nobody has erased it from his memory.DATA SHEETBarcelona: Valdés; Alves, Márquez, Milito, Abidal (Maxwell, m. 53); Xavi, Busquets; Messi; Pedro (Iniesta, m. 86), Bojan (Touré, m. 56) and Keita. Not used: Pinto; Fontás, Henry and Jeffren.Arsenal: Almunia; Sagna, Vermaelen, Silvestre (Eboué, m. 63), Clichy; Denilson, Diaby; Walcott, Nasri, Rosicky (Eduardo, m. 73); and Bendtner. Not used: Fabiansky; Traoré, Mérida, Campbell and Eastmond.Goals: 0-1. M. 18. Bendtner. 1-1. M. 21. Messi. 2-1. M. 37. Messi. 3-1. M. 42. Messi. 4-1. M. 88. Messi.Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany). He admonished Denilson, Rosicky and Eboué. This Monday are met ten years from one of the bigger parties of the Messi’s career and one of the individual exhibitions most impressive of the Argentine soccer player in his career, who has already had a few. A April 6, 2010, Messi destroyed Arsenal with four goals in the return of the quarterfinals of the Champions League. After the first leg tie (2-2), the Danish Bendtner was silent in the Camp Nou with the 0-1 that overtook the gunners in the knockoutto. Messi put things in their place with three goals before the breakThe first, with a tremendous lash from the balcony of the area; the second, with a magnificent irruption that he resolved with a right hand and, finally, with a very sweet ‘bite’ before Almunia. In the second part, closed the rout in the middle of the madness of the Camp Nou, that those days saw very close the dream of repeat Champions, no less than at the Bernabéu. Barça’s rival was going to be Inter, but that was another story. The praise for Messi came at the end of the match. Laporta spoke of a “stellar genius”. But the one who got out of the script was Arsene Wenger. It was the day in which the praise of “cartoon player” who used Valdano with Romario jumped into the video game footballer as defined the ‘boss’ of Arsenal: “Messi is a Playstation player”. Wenger was correct in one thing: “He is very young and can achieve great things. Makes impossible things possible. I do not know many players capable of scoring the fourth goal as he did. It can mark an era. “center_img It failed in one. “You still have to six or seven years dough great level“Ten years after that, Messi continues being able to score four goals in the same game, as he showed before the Eibar. In addition to four goals against Arsenal and the gunsmiths, he has scored four goals in the same game three more times: on February 19, 2012 against the Valencia in LaLiga (5-1); on May 5, 2012 in front of the Espanyol in a derby (4-0); Y against Osasuna on January 27, 2013. Also, Messi was able to do five goals to Leverkusen on March 8, 2012 in the knockout stages of the Champions League.last_img read more

first_imgPBA IMAGESSeeking to improve its standing in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, AMA Online Education signed up veteran big man Jay-R Taganas and hardworking forward Michael Cañete.The two, together with former Centro Escolar University big man Joseph Celso, will all be making their season debuts for the Titans against Marinerong Pilipino on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Returning to AMA this conference, the 41-year-old Taganas is hoping to recapture his thunder after emerging as a solid double-double machine in the developmental ranks and setting the league record for most rebounds at 29 back in 2015.He last suited up for Tanduay in the 2017 Foundation Cup and is currently playing for Bulacan Kuyas in the MPBL.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCañete, meanwhile, has been recalled to the team after missing its last two games. He averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds in the Titans’ first two games this conference.Their arrival is just the latest in coach Mark Herrera’s big roster moves after he signed up collegiate studs Robbie Manalang, Arvin Tolentino, and Kyles Lao this past week. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award AMA is currently among the bottom teams this conference with a 1-3 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ NU takes down La Salle in 5 sets, stays undefeated View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe negative vibration of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia has dealt another blow to league champions, FC BYC.After CAF ordered Liberian representatives to seek home-grounds outside Liberia and Mali FA agreed and the Malians have now decided that FC BYC is not welcome to play their second leg match against Real De Banjul.n its attempt to support football despite the virus, CAF worked with the LFA to secure the Malian offer but now it is over.And five days to the return leg on Sunday, March 1, in Bamako, Mali — the Mali Football Federation (MFA) has informed the Liberia Football Association of its inability to host the game, without any tangible reason, that has left the LFA frustrated and angry, since it appeared CAF has agreed to it.The Malian FA could only say, “We sincerely regret any inconvenience that this cancellation may cause,” in a letter signed by its Secretary General Yacouba S. Traore.When contacted Secretary General Alphonso Armah said the LFA has officially communicated to CAF about the position of the Malian Football Federation.Armah said the LFA is in search of another neutral ground, but could not name the possible country that would agree for the match.The Liberian champions have since been in the country under going intensive preparation while they are waiting for the next neutral ground to lock horns with Real de Banjul.It may be recalled that two weeks ago, FC BYC was forced to an entertaining 1-1 draw at the KG5 Mini-Stadium, in Banjul, The Gambia.It was the first leg of the CAF Club Champions match and The Blues (BYC) took a 3rd minute lead through striker Lamine Jabateh.In the 83rd minute, Banjul’s hitman Modou Sawo leveled the tally.Meanwhile, Liberia’s second representative which participated in the CAF Confederation Cup was eliminated on a 4-3 aggregate.In the 2nd leg in Bamako, Fassell’s hitman Vitalis Sie’s hat-trick was not enough to see Fassell through to the next round.The debutant scored three times, but sluggish defense denied them the chance to advance to the next round, drawing 3-3 with Guinean side Horoya AC.The results means FC Fassell is out of the competition with the Guinean side going through on a 4-3 goals’ aggregate having won the first leg 1-0.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img“I felt good,” Mickelson said. “You know, I hit some good shots, and I was able to shoot a good round. But it’s a little humbling to shoot what I thought was a good round and then get lapped by three (shots).” It was even more humbling to know that Harrington had never played in the Nissan Open and played the course only once before this week. Harrington played Riviera with friends while he was in Los Angeles for the Target World Challenge. “Obviously, someday it will catch up to me, the fact I don’t know the golf course,” Harrington said. “Today it didn’t. And whenever I did miss a shot, it seemed to be OK. There are a lot of pitfalls on this course, the catches, but they didn’t today.” Tiger Woods skipped the tournament this year, but eight of the top-10 ranked players in the world are in it and they’re playing like the best. Four of those players – Harrington, Mickelson, Jim Furyk, and Vijay Singh – are in the top 10 on the leaderboard. Furyk shot a 4-under 67 and Singh a 68. Sergio Garcia and Kevin Stadler – a USC product – are tied with Furyk and others at 67. They’re three shots behind leader Padraig Harrington, who made 10 birdies and shot an opening-round 63. This isn’t Mickelson’s hometown tournament, it just seemed like it Thursday. Mickelson and playing partners Ernie Els and Vaughn Taylor had the biggest and best gallery, with the majority of fans pulling for Mickelson. PACIFIC PALISADES – Phil Mickelson missed the Nissan Open the last five years, but he didn’t miss a beat in his return. Mickelson shot a 5-under par 66 in Thursday’s first round at Riviera Country Club and is tied for second with Briny Baird and Pat Perez. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img***Div 2 League***Is ar an tSatharn seo, 19ú Márta, a thoisíonn feachtas sraithe Chloich Cheannfhaola. Tá said ag imirt ar shiúl as baile in éadan Bhaile na nGallóglach – an fhoireann sinsir ar 3:00 agus an fhoireann tacaíochta ar 4:30 pm. Táthar ag súil go rachaidh scaifte go Baile na nGallóglach le tacaíocht a thabhairt dona foirne. Cloughaneely’s 1st league game of the season has been changed to this Saturday, March 19th. They travel to face Milford, with seniors fielding first at 3:00 and reserves 4:30! We wish both teams the best of luck as they start out in the competitive Div 2 league campaign!***Intermediate Club Championship Draw***The 2016 Championship draw was made on Saturday last. Cloughaneely were drawn in group B alongside N.Colmcille, N.Últan and Aodh Ruadh; with their only home game being against Aodh Ruadh in round 1.***U-21A  Championship*** In the U-21 A Championship Cloughaneely will face Aodh Ruadh in the 1st round.***Minors***Our Minors have had a great start to the season! Their first league game took place on Sunday March 6th where they defeated Termon 5-08 | 3-10 ! They played their 2nd game on Sunday past in what was a thrilling encounter in an away game against Milford; the lads managed to win with a hard fought 3 point margin with a Final Score of 4-10|1-16. Top scorer on the day was Míchael McHugh who notched up a personal tally of 2-03, with the other goals coming from Aaron Carton and Ciaran McFadden. Maith Sibh!****Club Membership Deadline****The deadline for payment of membership is March 25th. We will hold one final registration night on Friday 18th from 8:00-9:00 pm at the club house.  Please note: In the event of another successful year for our county senior team, only club members who have registered and fully paid membership by the deadline will be eligible for match ticket allocation.  ***PLEASE NOTE: No shops within our Parish will be selling match tickets this year.***  The cost of adult club membership for 2016 is €30, underage membership is €10. If you are unable to attend our final registration night and wish to pay membership, please call Marie on 086-835 1996.***Club Draw***Congratulations to Cassie McGeady, Baltony, winner of the €200 in our club draw which was held for all those who purchased National Club Draw tickets from the club! ***Shamrocks for sale***The ladies board have pots of shamrocks on sale at various outlets throughout the parish and beyond. They are priced at €5 each and funds raised go towards the running of the club!***Assistant Treasurer***Congratulations to Paddy McClafferty (Snr!) who was appointed as assistant Treasurer at last weeks monthly club meeting! ***Congratulations***Well done to  Roisin Ni Chuireáin who helped University College Dublin to the O’Connor Cup on Saturday past by beating University of Limerick 1-07|0-09!!CLOUGHANEELY STAR ROISIN NI CHUIREÁIN HELPS UCD TO O’CONNOR CUP WIN was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:CloughaneelyGAASportlast_img read more

first_imgAll Sports Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Jun-2016 Carndonagh 4 – 6 0 – 12 Naomh Padraig Uisce Chaoin CarndonaghAllSportsStore.com Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Jun-2016 Naomh Colmcille 1 – 5 2 – 12 Na Dúnaibh/Downings Pairc Colmcille AllSportsStore.com Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Jun-2016 Convoy 1 – 9 1 – 8 Moville ConvoyAllSportsStore.com Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Jun-2016 Naomh Ultan 1 – 8 0 – 9 Naomh Brid DunkineelyAllSportsStore.com Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Jun-2016 Carndonagh 4 – 6 0 – 12 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin CarndonaghAllSportStore.com Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Jun-2016 Ardara 2 – 6 2 – 11 Naomh à dhamhnáin/St Eunan’s Pairc na Phiarsaigh Ardara Ulster GAA Football Senior ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment25-Jun-2016 Donegal 1 – 11 0 – 14 Monaghan/Antrim Kingspan Breffni Park2016 Ulster Minor Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment25-Jun-2016 Monaghan/Antrim 2 – 12 3 – 15 Donegal Kingspan Breffni ParkALL YOUR LOCAL WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: June 26th, 2016 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalGAA RESULTSlast_img read more

first_imgAnthony Martial is relishing the chance to prove himself this summer in what is a stunning U-turn on his Manchester United future.The 22-year-old looked set for an Old Trafford exit this summer but according to The Sun, Martial will not push for a move before next week’s European transfer deadline. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 And it seems Martial is encouraged by United’s refusal to sell him this summer. targets REVEALED LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED Martial was a surprise starter in United’s defeat to Brighton The striker was substituted after an hour during United’s defeat to Brighton on Sunday but is not deterred by Alexis Sanchez returning from injury soon as well as England pair Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard pushing for starting places.Martial missed out on a place in France’s World Cup winning squad after United boss started him in just two of the final ten league games of last season.The ex-Monaco star’s agent Philippe Lamboley said over the summer: “After thinking about all the factors and possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.”However, the club have been reluctant to sell Martial – who they signed for £36million in September 2015 – a record transfer fee for a teenager at the time. targets center_img moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest Transfer Newslast_img read more

first_imgIt’s that time of year again – just a few weeks to Christmas and a feature of life for over 40 years in the Finn Valley area has been the annual Stephen’s Day 5k.It’s all go once again on Dec 26th @ 2pm with the local Finn Valley AC targeting 1000 to toe the line.It is an event that has traditionally drawn close to 800 in previous years and the push is on to interest families, adults young and old to run, walk or jog. An ocassion to meet up with many home for the festive season, have a cuppa afterwards and for many the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and go for a stroll.Everyone welcome and all are encouraged to pre enter finnvalley1@gmail.com.Each year there has been an honorary starter for the event and previous people that have fulfilled that role have been Sinead Jennings world Scull rowing champion, Philip Deignan Olympic cyclist, local weather man Mickey the Post, Pat the Cope MEP, at that time Lord Mayor Cora Harvey amongst others.While Olympic/World champions Mo Farah and Kenyan Vivian Cheryuiot have turned out in the past to great effect this is in every aspect a community event. So get registered today for what will be another great Finn Valley St Stephen’s Day 5k. TIME TO GET REGISTERED FOR THE ST STEPHEN’S DAY 5K AT FINN VALLEY was last modified: November 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:TIME TO GET REGISTERED FOR THE ST STEPHEN’S DAY 5K AT FINN VALLEYlast_img read more