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Full Pro-Shot Video Of Claypool Lennon Delirium At Bonnaroo Surfaces [Watch]

first_imgEarlier this month, Primus bassist Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, son of late Beatle John Lennon brought their new collaboration, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, to Bonnaroo. The psychedelic quartet, which also features keyboardist Mark Ramos Nishita (Beastie Boys) and drummer Paul Baldi (Fungi Band) rocked the festival’s That Tent with a set that included material from their debut album, Monolith of Phobos, as well as some entertaining covers of the Beatles, Primus, and Pink Floyd.Watch the full set below, courtesy of YouTube user Adam Egert. You can see the full setlist below.The Claypool Lennon Delirium will resume their tour on July 21 in Seattle, Washington. [H/T – Jambase]last_img read more

Stantec named one of country’s fastest-growing engineering firms

first_imgStantec is the second-fastest growing design firm in the country, according to The Zweig Letter s 2009 Hot Firm List, which identifies the 200 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, and environmental firms in the United States. The annual list recognizes Stantec, which has two offices in Vermont, as outperforming the economy and competitors.The 2009 Hot Firm List is based on a comparison of gross revenue for both fiscal year 2005 and fiscal year 2008, as verified by financial statements or income tax returns reviewed by third parties. During this period Stantec s gross revenue increased 233 percent, from $194 million to $646.7 million. Our business model has really pulled us through the recent economic turbulence, says Rich Allen, Stantec senior vice president and leader of the company s operations on the US East Coast. We ve created an extremely diverse company, both in geography and in market sectors, which has served us well as the housing, development, and related markets have stalled.The company also moved up in the rankings recently published by Engineering News Record (ENR), the industry s most prominent publication. Basing their results on total firm revenues, ENR ranked Stantec number 28 on its annual Top Global Design Firms list, compared to number 35 in 2008. The magazine also placed Stantec in the top 10 in the world on its specific water, hazardous waste, and sewer/waste market lists. Stantec was listed at number 69 on Architectural Record s annual Top 250 Architecture Firms list as well.Between 2005 and 2008, Stantec s employee count also rose rapidly throughout North America and specifically in New England, primarily thanks to the acquisition of several firms with a strong local presence, including Dufresne-Henry, which added offices in North Springfield and South Burlington, Vermont.Stantec currently employs a staff of more than 440 in New England, with offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The firm s services throughout the region range from environmental impact studies for wind farms, to municipal infrastructure and transportation design, to landscape architecture and mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering for buildings.Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Our services are offered through approximately 10,000 employees operating out of over 130 locations in North America. Stantec trades on the TSX and on the NYSE under the symbol STN. Source: Stantec SOUTH BURLINGTON VT (August 26, 2009) TSX, NYSE: STNlast_img read more

Billing: Our profession’s not-so-hidden shame

first_img Billing: Our profession’s not-so-hidden shame Alan G. GreerEvery year throughout America, law firms alike repeat the same ritual with our brand new associates: We teach them about the business practices of being an attorney and by doing so, whether we realize it or not, we set the tone for the rest of their legal careers.One of the very first of these lessons is the importance of tracking hours so that their work can be billed to clients. We tell these fresh new lawyers-to-be that the principal commodity they have to sell is their time. And, by the way, if they expect to be successful attorneys in this firm they had better bill those clients between 2,000 to 2,500 hours each and every year. As the icing on the cake, we add that if they exceed these requirements there will be a nice year-end bonus for them as well.As a result, we preordain the outcome. Instead of these young lawyers faithfully recording the actual time they have worked on client matters — be it a total of 1,500 or even 1,800 hours in their first year of trying to learn the craft of lawyering — they will almost inevitably write down on their time sheets the compulsory 2,000 to 2,500 hours.Why do they stretch their billable hours? Because we have clearly let them know that, if they don’t bill the right number of hours, they will lose their highly paid associate positions. We have confronted them with a moral dilemma in their young lives that most of them can only solve by buckling to our pressure.As their very first lesson in the practice of law, we — their mentors and teachers-in-the-law — have taught them how to cheat the same clients that we have taken an oath to faithfully serve. doing so, we set in motion a process of diminishing ethical and moral values in our new lawyers that appears to have no end.Our new associates perceive that we have condoned the practice of cutting corners and padding time in order to meet our own self-created financial needs. This begins a downward spiral of professionalism that allows more and more lawyers to justify to themselves a lower level of ethical conduct in the name of their own personal wants — be they financial or emotional.As you read this, I can just imagine many of you grinding your teeth and muttering, “But they can put in that many hours. It only takes 50 hours a week, 50 weeks a year to do it. That’s just 8.33 billable hours a day, six days a week. No sweat. Besides, everyone bills this way, so why shouldn’t we?”No snowflake in an avalanche feels responsible when the avalanche it is riding wipes out everything in its path. Well, for lawyers, it is our clients who are in our paths, and what we are wiping out is their confidence in our ethical values, our professionalism, and the justice system in general.So, let’s go back to those 50-hour weeks with their 8.33 billable-per-hour days. If we are honest with ourselves and our young associates, we have to admit that it is almost impossible to do that every day, six days a week, 50 weeks a year. People have to eat lunch, have bathroom breaks, deal with staff problems, read inner-office memos, answer non-billable phone calls, get their teeth fixed and their hair cut — plus carry out a thousand other tasks and activities that cut into that time, week in and week out.And what’s worse is that by predetermining how much time has to be spent to meet the firm’s billing requirements, we teach our young lawyers to expand the work they do on any given project, ensuring that those 8.33 hours are billed — even if the same job could be efficiently concluded in less time if the lawyers were not focused on time sheet totals.No matter, you respond. The clients will take our word on how much time was needed for each task, since for them it’s like shooting craps over the phone when we hold the dice. If we say boxcars turned up on the roll, when it was really snake eyes, how are they to know?But we know the truth, and so do our young lawyers. The recorded hours expand to fill the allotted volume of time. And whether we admit it or not, each time we pad those numbers it diminishes us in our own minds and hearts. We give up little bits of our professional pride and honor till they all but disappear, leaving only a hollow shell of professionalism we hide behind like a mask.What we have brought about is to consciously or subconsciously dull our associates’ consciences in the same way our ethical sense has disappeared. After all, when the money is rolling in and everything else feels great, the one thing that hurts is our conscience.A friend of mine whom I will call Sarah recently recounted a story to me with a shake of her head. She was co-counseling a case with a much larger out-of-town firm. The client had decided that the casework would be equally divided between the two firms. About six months into the case, she got a call from her lead co-counsel who, after hemming and hawing, said, “Sarah, I’ve seen your bills to our client. You have got to bring them up. You’re making us look bad.”There were no questions regarding why Sarah’s firm could do the same amount of work for the client much more efficiently. Instead, there was just the conscience-dulling suggestion to bill more hours so the lead firm wouldn’t have to reduce its numbers.This little tale seems to define one of the central ethical dilemmas of the modern practice of law: When professionalism comes up against profit, it is profit that wins more often than not.Let’s not put our young associates and ourselves in the ethical position of Watergate defendant Jeb Magruder, himself a relatively young lawyer, when he said, “I know what I have done, and Your Honor knows what I have done. Somewhere between my ambition and my ideals, I lost my ethical compass.”Instead, we should heed the thoughts of Mark Twain: “Morals (and ethics) are an acquirement like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker or paralysis. No one is born with them.”So, let’s try harder to teach our young lawyers some positive lessons. Instead of educating them on how to predetermine the billing outcome to the financial detriment of our clients, let’s focus them on doing each task as efficiently as possible — and let the total amount of our time consumed on our clients’ behalf be judged by that standard. Let’s forsake the practice of setting associate bonuses based on the amount of gross time they have charged our clients and examine how much they have accomplished as lawyers without respect to the billable hours involved.There is an old saying that each of us has to live with ourselves, so we should see to it that we always have good company. Let’s try to keep our own consciences sharp and alive. In doing so, keep in mind that it is far easier to prevent bad habits than to break those already acquired. Let’s not force our young lawyers into the same bad habits we older lawyers struggle against.And let’s not forget the words of Oscar Wilde, “No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” Alan G. Greer is currently serving on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professionalism. He is a senior partner with Richman, Greer, Weil, Brumbaugh, Mirabito & Christensen, a Miami and West Palm Beach firm. Greer is certified in civil trial law practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and The Florida Bar and is Florida Bar board certified in commercial litigation. This column first appeared in the ABA’s The Professional Lawyer , and is reprinted with permission of the ABA. Billing: Our profession’s not-so-hidden shame April 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Plitvice Lakes increase ticket prices

first_imgPlitvice Lakes National Park has announced a new ticket price list for 2018, and a big change is that the prices are significantly more expensive than last year.According to the new price list for 2018, ticket prices have risen significantly, so the ticket price in the season for an adult is HRK 250,00, while last year it was HRK 160,00. Also one of the news is that during the tourist season, in the period from 01.07. to 31.08., it is possible to buy tickets for half a day, ie after 16.00 the ticket price is cheaper by 100,00 kn and is 150,00 kn.Side dish: Ticket price list for 2018 Plitvice Lakes National Park  Related news:TRAKOŠĆAN CASTLE WILL CHARGE TICKETS FOR A WALK IN THE PARK FROM APRILMOTOVUN MUNICIPALITY HAS DECIDED TO CHARGE THE ENTRY TO THE MOTOVUN WALLSlast_img read more

Cesar Azpilicueta sends message to David Luiz ahead of Arsenal vs Chelsea

first_imgCesar Azpilicueta sends message to David Luiz ahead of Arsenal vs Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Dec 2019 11:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta spent five years together at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Cesar Azpilicueta has warned David Luiz their long-standing friendship will count for nothing when Chelsea face Arsenal in tomorrow’s crunch London derby.The defensive duo spent five years together at Stamford Bridge over the course of Luiz’s two spells at Chelsea, before his summer switch to the Emirates.Luiz is set to face his former club for the first time in the Premier League in what will represent Mikel Arteta’s first home game in charge since being confirmed as Unai Emery’s permanent successor.Azpilicueta acknowledged his former teammate played a pivotal role in Chelsea’s success over the course of the last decade but warned him not to expect any favours as the Blues look to bounce back from their Boxing Day defeat against Southampton.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When I arrived at Chelsea David was here, then he left for PSG, then he came back,’ said the Spaniard. David Luiz will face his former club Chelsea on Sunday (Picture: Getty)‘He is a player who was very important for Chelsea as part of the squad which won the Champions League, two Europa Leagues, the Premier League with Antonio Conte.‘But we know football changes and players move here and there and now he has started a new chapter for him at Arsenal. On Sunday he is going to be a rival and we are going to fight for our teams.’Arsenal meanwhile came from behind to earn a draw at Bournemouth on Wednesday, but Azpilicueta is confident Chelsea can extinguish the feelgood factor generated by Arteta’s appointment.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe added: ‘I have never played with Mikel Arteta. I know him because he is Spanish and he played for Arsenal but I don’t have any special relationship with him.‘For Arsenal it is a new beginning with a new coach but for us it is a massive game after losing against Southampton.‘It is a London derby and obviously we have to bounce back after the disappointing Boxing Day.’MORE: Mikel Arteta sends warning to Arsenal players over out-of-form ChelseaMORE: Paul Scholes names Arsenal’s three key players and the problem Mikel Arteta must sort out first Advertisement Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Amar Krajina is the New Footballer of the FC Igman from Konjic

first_imgFormer player of the Youth representation of B&H and member of the teams Slovan Liberec, Mlade Boleslav and Sarajevo found a new club.Next season, he will be playing in Igman from Konjic. As he stated, he is very glad he arrived in Konjic and that he is well accepted after only few trainings.I have been training for a couple of days with the Igman team. It is really a good team. The players accepted me and everything is great for the moment. I hope this season will be successful for the club and for me. I am, so far, very satisfied here in Konjic” – said Krajina.(Source: Sport Centar)last_img read more

No Real deal for Mbappe, insist Monaco

first_imgMonaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Monaco insisted on Wednesday that no deal with Real Madrid has been reached for teenage French international striker Kylian Mbappe.Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev also said in a press conference the principality club were in discussions with Mbappe over a new contract extension.The 18-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation linking him to a world-record 180-million-euro ($210m, £160m) move, with Spanish sports daily Marca reporting on Tuesday that a fee had been agreed between Real and the French Ligue 1 champions.“I have read a lot of things in the press,” said Vasilyev.“So far we have not signed any agreements with Real or any other club. All big clubs want him, he’s the great hope of European football.“We are in discussions over a contract extension with Kylian and we hope to reach an agreement.”When pushed further on whether Mbappe, whose current contract runs until 2019, would leave or sign a new deal, the Russian said: “No, he should not go.“Why should he do it? He is a player that everyone will want, even if he has a year left, everyone will be on him.”Mbappe burst onto the scene last season as he helped Leonardo Jardim’s side claim their first French league title since 2000 and reach the Champions League semi-finals.The pacy forward scored 15 Ligue 1 goals and six in as many starts in Europe, all of which came in the Champions League knock-out stages.Having been linked with possible moves to a host of top clubs, Real had appeared to be on the brink of getting their man.But Vasilyev insisted that Mbappe needed to be given time to make a decision of that magnitude at such a young age.“There is too much media pressure around him,” he added. “It’s not easy for him, but he handles it well… We want to take the time to chat quietly with the player and his family.“You have to give him time, do not rush things too fast.”Mbappe has been wooed so hard by some of Europe’s top clubs that Monaco raised the red card and warned the circling predators that they could be reported to FIFA, world football’s governing body.“Top European football clubs made contact with Kylian Mbappe and his entourage without our authorisation,” Monaco said on their website on Tuesday.Mbappe is one of two players who is reported to be close to a world-record breaking move, with Monaco’s Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain hoping to seal a 220-million-euro capture of Brazilian star Neymar from Barcelona.“I think it would be a good thing if Neymar played in Ligue 1, it would be great for France,” Vasilyev said.Portuguese coach Jardim has already lost several key players that helped his young side to their amazing successes last season.Portuguese attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva left for Manchester City, before being followed to the Etihad Stadium by full-back Benjamin Mendy, as he became the most expensive defender of all-time for £52 million.Defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko also moved to the Premier League to join champions Chelsea, while forward Valere Germain was snapped up by Marseille.At the press conference Monaco unveiled their own new close-season recruits though, including former Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio and Belgian international midfielder Youri Tielemans.And Vasilyev insisted that the club would continue to look to youth to provide success.“We will not change our goals,” he said.“We are talking about progression and moving forwards, but always in the economic interest of the club, I hope we can do that.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

LIVE: Putin opens 2018 World Cup draw ceremony in Moscow

first_imgPutin and Pele at the World Cup draw todayTweets about @FIFAWorldCup Moscow, Russia | AFP |  Russian leader Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday opened the ceremony for the 2018 World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow.“Our country is looking forward to the championship and intends to hold it at the highest level,” Putin said in the televised address.“We have loved this sport a long time, with a strong affection that stretches across the country,” he said, promising to “do everything for (the championship) to be a grand sports festival.”“I am sure that the forthcoming World Cup will be a huge factor in the development of the sport both in the Russian regions and throughout the whole world.” The football world descended upon Moscow to find out who will play who, when and where at the competition next year.The setting, by Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral, could scarcely be grander.The success of the tournament is a matter of personal pride for Putin after the Russian strongman helped wrest the June 14-July 15 competition from England in an ugly 2010 battle before relations with the West dramatically collapsed over Ukraine. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

A Generation of Gems in Fair Haven

first_imgBy Michele J. KuhnFAIR HAVEN – Maureen Bay has been responsible for bringing a lot of sparkle and beauty to the borough for 30 years.Bay, the owner of Gem of An Idea at 740 River Road, is celebrating her 30th year in business and is proud of the designs, quality and trust-worthiness she has been able to offer her customers for three decades.Maureen Bay is celebrating 30 years in Fair Haven as the owner of Gem of An Idea.Bay began in the jewelry business working in a store in Shrewsbury. She and another employee decided to become partners in 1983 and they opened a store in another borough location. Bay amicably bought her partner out about six years later and moved the business to her present address.Her longevity has given her the pleasure of serving not only her original customers but also their children and now some of their grandchildren as well.“I’m now on the third generation of some of the families coming in to me,” Bay said. “I almost feel a little motherly or, maybe sentimental, about my clients. I’m resetting diamonds I sold to a young couple and now they are using that for their son or their daughter and they are having a baby … It’s kind of nice.“It’s making me feel old but it’s also making me feel that, if you can hold on to three generations of customers, you must be doing something right.”Bay has a passion for her business and the things she designs and sells. “I’ve always said this business is two things: trust and emotion. People have to trust you but buying jewelry … is an emotional thing … Most of it is for an occasion. It takes on added importance.”Bay feels that sense of responsibility to help customers buy that gift “whether it’s a father coming in with his son buying something for Mother’s Day for the first time” or someone purchasing something more extravagant. “You have to steer that client toward something that has to be just right, be the right price, be right for the person getting it, say everything they want it to say.”Bay’s business has chang­ed over the years. She says that when she and her partner founded the business, they were not as ambitious nor did they have a lot of money. “We did a lot of beaded jewelry,” she said. “We made a lot of our own things. I made a lot. I started out at the bench doing repairs. So my position with the business has moved from the bench area and creating to dealing more with the customers. Now I’m more behind-the-scenes again. I’m more into the operational part of the business.”While Bay is still creating exquisite pieces of jewelry, she has taken Gem of An Idea’s inventory over the years from its more humble start to more exclusive lines in gold and platinum and a wide variety of gemstones that represent her custom-designed pieces and various brands.Bay’s business philosophy is that she wants her customers “to feel comfortable … feel assured that they are dealing with someone who is honestly steering them in the right direction, someone who is offering them true value…I want them to feel confident and happy. I want them to walk out the door happy they came in and happy with whatever purchase or decision that they made.“I like to look a person in the eye and I like to be able to do the same thing 10 years after I sell them something,” she said.Bay estimates that within a mile of her store there are at least 15 jewelry stores, not to mention the various online retailers. “So why come in here?” she asks and then answers that she is “ offering something a little different, going out of our way for service … giving something to my customers that they can’t find elsewhere in terms of service, style, attention to them.“When someone walks in the door, they don’t remain anonymous for long,” she said proudly. “We go out of our way … whatever it takes.”Bay also is well known for her community spirit and has been actively involved in many Fair Haven occasions over the years. She was president of the Fair Haven Business Association for more than 20 years and has involved herself with different groups, including those fighting breast cancer, borough organizations, Clean Ocean Action, CPC Behavioral Healthcare and her alma mater, Monmouth University. “It’s important to give back,” she said. ”It’s also a way for people to meet me … and do something nice. If I have the ability to contribute, then I feel I have that obligation to support my community.”Bay came to the area from Massachusetts to attend Monmouth University in 1970. It was there she met her husband and graduated with degrees in fine arts and education. She taught school for a bit but decided that was not the direction she wanted to go and went into retail. She continued her education and is credentialed by the Gemological Institute of America.As someone surrounded by beautiful precious metals, fabulous pearls and glittering gemstones, Bay’s taste is “very eclectic.” Personally, she is drawn toward tourmaline. “It’s untreated, it comes in a variety of natural colors and it can be affordable or very expensive,” she said.She and her husband have enjoyed living in the area and riding their Harleys together. They have traveled extensively for more than 25 years around the East Coast on their motorcycles. They own five now. “It’s a good way to forget troubles of any sort,” she said.Though they now have a second home in North Carolina – found while on a motorcycle trip – and escape there whenever they can, Bay sees herself continuing with Gem of An Idea long past her 30 years in Fair Haven.“I like it here. I like the small town, close atmosphere. I like walking down the street and waving to people,” Bay said. “I feel very comfortable. I like the police. They watch me and make me feel safe … I like that people can park and walk into the store. It’s accessible and easy. It works for me.”last_img read more

Red Bank Classic 5K Attracts 1,000 Runners

first_imgStory by Jenna Moldaver • Photos by Patrick Olivero |RED BANK – The streets of downtown Red Bank were alive and bustling early Saturday morning for the inaugural Red Bank Classic 5k, which drew about 1,000 runners and their supporters to the downtown.Among the participants were Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy of Middletown, who surprised many in the crowd when they showed up in sneakers to run the race together.The event was hosted by the Red Bank Business Alliance and Red Bank RiverCenter. It raised about $20,000 for the Red Bank YMCA and the borough parks and recreation department.“A bunch of businesses and the Red Bank community got together and we decided we needed a community event like this and to bring a race back to town,” said organizer Angela Courtney, a member of the Business Alliance. “It just organically happened and it grew into this amazing event. We expected 500 people and got over a thousand.”While runners and their supporters gathered on Broad Street, local businesses showcased their products and services in Marine Park. Kitch Organic, Jersey Shore, Evolution Acupuncture and more set out pamphlets and samples under tents throughout the park. While the main action of the day took place a few blocks away, Marine Park was a site of relaxation, offering foot massages, paddle boarding and yoga for runners and community members to enjoy.A pre-race warmup offered by fitness professionals Mike Rodgers Jr. and Elizabeth Murphy guided the runners in stretches, offering motivational words as the race start neared.On each side of the throng of runners, supporters watched from sidewalks, taking pictures, cheering and holding signs like those of Red Bank residents Wallace and Messiah Woods, a father and son who made signs reading “Run Honey Run” and “My Mom is # Run.”Runners came in every variety: experienced, first-timers, solo and in groups. They ranged from under 14 to over 75. There was a special fun run for the younger set.The overall winners were Ean Jaffe, 17, of Holmdel (0:17:18.0), Kerry O’Brien, 34, of Belford (0:17:22.7), Anthony Scamardella, 19, of Red Bank (0:17:45.3), Sean Rath, 34, of Atlantic Highlands (0:18:20.3) and Abraham Calderon, 15, of South Amboy (0:18:36.2).The Murphys finished at 27:06, placing them in the top 25 percent of finishers.Of the 31 teams that competed, the top finishers were Sweetest Sins, Orangetheory Fitness, Shrewsbury First Assembly of God, Red Bank Eye and CrossFit TreeHouse II.More than 30 runners represented Red Bank Eye. The group of colleagues and customers donned team T-shirts with their enthusiasm. “Almost the entire office is out here,” said Eatontown resident Tom Sasso. All of the results have been posted and can be found at redbankclassic.com.The event brought together families, friends and the community at large, a feat Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna described as the primary goal of the race. He likened the lively event to his experience growing up with a particularly strong sense of community in Italy.“I was born and raised in Italy and I remember as a kid, everybody would meet in the piazza, the square, to eat or drink,” Menna said. “People would just walk around, meet their neighbors, talk, and it was a lively place. In a lot of respects, Red Bank is a little bit like that because we do have a very safe, active downtown and what you do see a lot is that it brings a focus on community.”Menna said this race, the first road race in Red Bank since the long-running George Sheehan Classic ended in 2015, is an important step in revitalizing this focus. He said he believes these types of events are essential in uniting a community.“All of a sudden, you realize that we’re really this small world and somebody who’s a different color, somebody who’s got a different faith, somebody who acts differently than you, they’re really just people,” he said. “They’re humans just like we are. It’s just a matter of mingling.”Throughout the morning, this community spirit pervaded moments both big and small: a woman extended her hand to her husband so they could cross the finish line together; a father pushed his infant son in a stroller for the entire 3.1 mile course; friends discussed the plight of uphill treks and unforgiving leg cramps as they reveled in post-race glory over bagels in Marine Park.From the volunteers handing out water bottles to the triumphant friends posing with medals at the finish line, Red Bank beamed with community pride.Road races may have taken a hiatus in the town, but community members tied up their laces once again without missing a step.This article first appeared in the June 21 – 28, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more