Thursday, April 2, 2015
Future of Driving
(Photos by Seitu Oronde)
Past, present and the future of driving rolled into the Jacob Javits Center for the Annual New York Auto Show which kicks off on Friday. From past beauties to concept cars auto fans have a chance to see the latest in car designs.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Fordham Names New Coach
By Howard Goldin
BRONX, NEW YORK, MARCH 31- Less than two weeks after Tom Pecora was relieved of his duties as men’s basketball coach at Fordham University, it was announced a replacement was hired. Jeff Neubauer, the coach of the Eastern Kentucky Colonels for the past decade, was named the new men’s coach of the Rams.
Neubauer’s teams had record success at EKU. The Colonels won 101 games in the past five seasons and 188 in his 10 years at the helm of the Kentuckians. In five of the 10 years, the Colonels under the guidance of Neubauer qualified for a post-season tournament.
Immediately prior to his first head coaching position, Neubauer was an assistant to John Beilein at West Virginia for three years. In his final season at West Virginia, the Mountaineers reached the Elite Eight round at the 2005 NCAA Tournament.
Neubauer served as assistant coach to Beilein the previous five seasons at Richmond. The Spiders achieved great success during those years, winning 100 games and qualifying for the post-season tournaments in three of those years.
During his three years after college graduation, he was graduate assistant coach at The Citadel, where he earned an MBA degree.
Neuberger was the point guard of a very successful LaSalle basketball team from 1989-1993. The explorers compiled an 83-36 mark and three post-season tournament appearances, two in the NCAA and one in the NIT. The finance major was an Honorable Mention GTE Academic All-America in his senior year.
The native of Slidell, Louisiana is happy to be coming to the Bronx, “I am thrilled to get the opportunity not only to head coach at Fordham but to coach in New York City. Fordham has a great academic tradition and a beautiful campus.”
Realizing that the Fordham Rams have had only two seasons in the last 23 years in which the team compiled a record of .500 or better, he explained, “I really love challenges and am very aware of how competitive the Atlantic-10 Conference is and I’m looking forward to helping Fordham move forward in the conference.”
Although Fordham’s Rose Hill Gym in the oldest District I gym in the country and only seats 3,200, the new coach likes the facility, “I played here many years ago. I think it’s a neat place. I think it has character.”
Neuberger met the players on his team for the first time one day before his public introduction on Tuesday, “I was very impressed with them. I was not surprised because of the level of the school. I want them to get to know me through basketball.”
The personable young but experienced coach admitted to this reporter, “I’m not worried about the basketball. I’m not worried about the recruiting. I have no idea where I want to live.”
Fordham officials expressed great satisfaction with the new coach they signed. Fordham’s president, Joseph M. McShane, SJ, elatedly stated, “His ability to inspire superior performance on the court and in the classroom fits well with Fordham’s mission and our culture…Most importantly, we believe Jeff will be a positive force for our student athletes, in their careers and in their lives.”
Athletic Director David Roach commented, “He [Neubauer] has proven himself as one of the top up-and-coming coaches in the country and brings a tremendous amount of experience to our program.”
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City Island News BX: Cops Smash Smack Ring Near Schools: Cops Smash Smack Ring Near Schools (Photos by David Greene) By David Greene BRONX, NEW YORK, MARCH 31- Three individuals...
Cops Smash Smack Ring Near Schools
BRONX, NEW YORK, MARCH 31- Three individuals have been arrested and charged with running a heroin operation based in the working middle class neighborhood of Bedford Park-- a short distance away from two New York City public schools and a college.
According to police sources, members of the Bronx Narcotics Squad, in conjunction with the 52nd Precinct, were conducting a buy and bust
operation at the corner of East Bedford Park Boulevard and Jerome Avenue, at 4:30 p.m. on March 20.
According to the criminal complaint, the informant purchased a bag on f heroin and a surveillance team followed at least one of the three suspects to an apartment at 3043 Villa Avenue at East Bedford Park Boulevard.
A team of more than a dozen officers raided the fourth-floor apartment and took one of the three suspects into custody. Police would only confirm that three individuals were arrested at three different locations stemming from the sale.
Police announced the arrests of Louis Delgado, 43, of Manhattan; Vanessa Henry, 50, of the Grand Concourse and Jennifer DeHoyos, 34, of White Plains Road. All three were charged with criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance, both felonies.
One resident of the area recalled the scene, "I saw three undercover guys blocking the street and there were like three or four in the apartment looking for drugs. They were looking out the window and onto the fire escape."
Asked if he was surprised by heroin sales in the area, the resident responded, "I knew they were dealing," claiming to have witnessed the drug-for-cash transactions for over a year.
The resident then made a bombshell allegation, claiming, "I asked a couple cops who I could talk to. I'd go down and talk to the detectives, but you go down there and they don't want to know anything, really. This was like a year ago."
The neighborhood source also stated that the boss of the operation was overseeing the ongoing drug sales, since the arrests, from the comforts of his luxury SUV-- claiming that many of the drug sales are conducted in the public parking lot for a college. Investigators would not confirm the report.
A brother of one of the suspects claimed, "They beat him up pretty good and he's an older guy and he still hasn't even seen a doctor yet." The young relative also questioned why the man had been held in Manhattan, when the alleged crime took place in the Bronx.
The distraught family member added, "I'm not saying he's an angel, but he didn't deserve this," claiming that the alleged sale involved less than $100 of the drug.
According to the Bronx District Attorney's office, all three were arraigned on March 21. DeHoyos was released on her own recognizance and Delgado made bail and both were due back in court on June 9. Henry remains held on $5,000 bond and is due back in court on April 6.
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Monday, March 30, 2015
NYCFC Loses First Match in its History
By Howard Goldin
BRONX, NEW YORK, MARCH 30- The NYCFC (1‐1‐2) lost its first match in its history at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night. Sporting Kansas City (1‐1‐2) was the victor by a score of 1‐0. The win was the first of the season for the visitors, and the seventh time they have handed its first defeat to a club in its new venue.
The match sold out with a crowd of 27,545 who attended the second match of the home club in the iconic Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Although the home opener drew in excess of 43,000, the seating allocated for NYCFC matches was approximately 27,000.
New York area native Chris Wingert praised the loyalty of the club’s supporters, “It was really impressive for how many people came to watch us.” The Manhattan resident spoke of his trip to the Bronx, “I took the subway. It was a nightmare. I don’t know it well enough yet.”
The only goal of the match was scored at the 12 minute mark in the first half on a throw‐in by Matt Besler, a veteran of 25 Caps for the USMNT, which was knocked into the goal on a header by KC defenseman Ike Opara, his second goal of the new season. NYCFC coach Jason Kreis described the most crucial moment of the match, “We put our tallest guy on him, but Opara just beat him to the ball.”
NYC defenseman Chris Wingert, who has started all four matches, admitted, “It was frustrating to give up a goal on a throw‐in.”
Kreis spoke of the difference of how his club fared in each half of the contest, “In the second half, they did everything they could to get the tying goal. I don’t know why it takes a whole half.” He believes the club should start with more energy from the opening moment of a match, especially in a home contest.
A disappointment to the club and the fans was the absence of Spanish superstar David Villa. After suffering an ankle injury earlier in the year, Villa missed his first contest of the season. Kreis described the situation to reporters after the contest, “Yesterday we took him [Villa] out early to the training center. We quickly decided it wasn’t going to work. He’s managed through the pain and swelling for the past three weeks.” The coach believes the bye week will allow Villa to return to action for the next NYCFC match against the Philadelphia Union on April 11.
Kreis did not believe that the absence of Villa or forward Adam Nemec, who had started the first three matches, and was representing Slovakia on the weekend, made the difference in the result of the match.
The NYCFC coach was also pleased with the three substitutes (Tony Taylor, Kwadwo Poku and Thomas McNamara) who saw action, “All three substitutions were good. I was really proud of the effort the guys put in.”
Kreis uttered a mixed summary of his club to this point in its first season, “We need to improve in all phases, [but] there are still signs that I can say we’re going to be a good team.”
The next two NYCFC matches are a home and home with the Philadelphia Union. After a road match in Philadelphia on April 11, NYCFC will return to Yankee Stadium on April 16 to face the same opponent.
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