first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The sidewalk was buzzing on Friday afternoon as people lined up to sample a treat at the borough’s newest ice cream store.Nicholas Creamery, located between a cinema and a coffee shop, offers a variety of artisanal ice cream, with small-batch offerings crafted by hand from locally sourced, all-natural ingredients.Owner Nicholas Harary has made his reputation in the restaurant industry, operating one of the most lavish eateries in Monmouth County, Restaurant Nicholas in Middletown. But on this day the revered chef was expanding his brand with gourmet take-away cups, cones and milkshakes.“This is where I live. These are my friends and neighbors and it’s very special to be able to serve them in this fashion and bring smiles to their faces,” said Harary, with emotion, about the hundreds of borough students, teachers, parents and neighbors who filled the lobby.Just as Restaurant Nicholas promises a unique and upscale dining experience, Nicholas Creamery wants to deliver big and bold flavors using basic ingredients like milk, cream, eggs and sugar.“It was important to us, if we were going to do this, that we serve a pure product that tastes great,” said Jodie Edwards, Harary’s business partner for the last decade. “We both have kids. We both have discussions with friends and family who are concerned about what’s in their kids’ food,” Edwards added.On Friday, conventional flavors like Valrhona chocolate, Tahitian vanilla, mint chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk and salted caramel were popular with customers.More daring flavors include a Scoop of Sunshine, a blend of lemon ice cream, graham crackers and white chocolate pearls; The Goat, comprised of goat cheese ice cream, roasted strawberries and balsamic reduction; as well as a limited time offering named Hudson Cafe Coffee Crunch, a collaborative effort between the creamery and the longtime Atlantic Highlands coffee shop.According to the staff, the customer favorite seemed to be Kentucky Dreaming, a recipe which includes Nicholas Reserve Four Roses Bourbon and brown sugar.Cups of ice cream range from $3.50 to $5.25. Add a dollar more for cones, and 50 cents for toppings. Sundaes and milkshakes are $7.50.“We’re excited about having this place here and think it’s great,” said Andrew Salsano of Atlantic Highlands, who ventured to the creamery with his wife and three-year-old son. “We frequent the Restaurant Nicholas from time to time and we’re a big fan of what they do over there. So if there’s a new place in town to get ice cream, we’re really happy it’s being run by Nicholas.”According to Harary, operating a fine dining establishment like Restaurant Nicholas over the last 20 years has been a labor of love but a laborious process nonetheless for all of his trusted staff and employees.Nicholas Creamery, however, is a platform for Harary, Edwards and Restaurant Nicholas pastry chef Kelly Kennedy to take a step back from the fast-paced and high-intensity realm of upscale food service.“We love what we do over at the restaurant but it’s so serious all the time,” Harary said. “It’s a place for special events and occasions where people expect to have a certain experience. But the creamery is a place where we can have some fun and experiment with new ideas and get our families involved in the creative process.”Harary’s eight-year-old daughter Juliana has already made her mark on Nicholas Creamery as a flavor designer; customers can expect to see a Spongebob Squarepants-themed creation with caramelized pineapples coming soon.“This is certainly a creative outlet for myself, Jodie and Kelly,” Harary said. “Especially for Kelly. She loves ice cream. People love to buy our ice cream at the restaurant, so we’ve always talked about selling it, but we didn’t want to sell pints out of the restaurant. So now Kelly is working double duty, making ice cream in the mornings here, before taking care of her pastry duties at night.”The First Avenue location is the first of two Nicholas Creamery sites. A second shop will be opening later this summer in Edwards’ hometown of Fair Haven at 586 River Road.“We’ve been discussing this idea for years,” Edwards said. “And it’s very special for us to have a model that includes locations in the communities we live in. We want to be active in our communities. We want Nicholas Creamery to be the place our friends and family can come after a school event or a baseball game. We want to have fun with our neighbors and this is great way to do it.”Nicholas Creamery is located at 84 First Avenue. June hours will be Monday through Friday, 3-10 p.m.; weekends noon-10 p.m.This article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_imgSocial rugby also focuses on the fun factor, so there is an award for the most social team. This year, that went to the Chilliwack team – the Chilliwack/Chuckanut Platypuses.“(They) came dressed in their neon tights and form fitting costumes, showed no shame and hoisted a pint and shared a laugh with everyone else out there,” said Glaser.The tournament stands out because it is the only Rugby team in the Boundary. To make it even more special, the teams got to play with a custom-made, cowhide ball made in Greenwood at Ingram Creek Saddlery. This one-of-a-kind ball had its own personality, which added “unknowns” to the game, according to Glaser.There were four men’s teams at the tournament plus a couple mixed teams. One team was made up of “Old Boys,” referees and women. There was also a mixed team made up of women from Nelson and a few of the Scribes men. Glaser had hoped more teams would come out but a few last minute dropouts kept the teams small. He’s optimistic the tournament will gain in popularity and expects there to be twice as many teams next year.Glaser is happy with how the tournament went. The crowd had fun and felted welcomed by the Greenwood community. He credits Greenwood Coun. Barry Noll with helping the weekend go smoothly. Greenwood’s first annual social rugby tournament — held Aug 3 to 5 — was deemed a success with the Trail Colonials coming out ahead. Organized Oliver Glaser said the Colonials won a “very hard fought, final match” against the East Vancouver Scribes with the game ending 35 to 20.Glaser subbed in many of the games that weekend and felt the final match was the most intense of them all.last_img read more


first_imgThe Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry has completed the investigations for 45 hinterland communities identified for land titling and demarcation. This was confirmed by Coordinator of the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) project, Enrique Monize.Sixty-eight communities were initially targeted, and 23 villages were investigated in the early stages of the project.Monize also disclosed that the Ministry is now in the process of surveying these villages and completing those reports and discussing the way forward with the relevant agencies.Coordinator of the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) project,Enrique Monize“This process is a very long one (and) we had some setbacks. We have 10 villages that are not giving consent for demarcation, and so we couldn’t move forward so we had to stop those 10 villages. This set us back a bit further because we could have already completed some of those communities,” Monize explained.“The issue with State lands is that forestry has interest in terms of giving out land concessions, Lands and Surveys gives out leases, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) gives out mining concessions and we also have the Protected Areas Commission which has an amount of land that is legally given to that Commission to manage and so we have to take all of this into consideration.”In regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), where there is heavy mining, the process for land application and extension takes a longer period.Under the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), the Government of Guyana in 2013, signed a US$10.7 million agreement for the implementation of the Land Titling and Demarcation project. This project is being spearheaded by the United Nations Development Programme.The ALT project seeks to enable Indigenous people to secure their lands and natural resources for sustainable social and economic development. Titling and demarcation will strengthen land tenure security and the expansion of the asset base of Amerindians, enabling improved long-term planning for future development.The Amerindian Land Titling project has been ongoing for four years.last_img read more


first_img0Shares0000The 26-year-old midfielder has joined the La Liga side on a four-and-a-half year deal for a fee believed to be around £12 million amid interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 11 – Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has completed a move to Valencia, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed late on Wednesday.The 26-year-old midfielder has joined the La Liga side on a four-and-a-half year deal for a fee believed to be around £12 million amid interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace. Coquelin made 29 Premier League appearances last season but has fallen behind Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere in the pecking order this term, making just seven appearances in the Premier League.Speaking after the Gunners’ 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Wednesday night, Wenger said: “He goes to Valencia. He didn’t get enough games with us this season. He had an opportunity. I let him go.”Valencia announced the signing on Wednesday, tweeting a picture of a suitcase, adorned with the initials ‘FC’.Coquelin joined Arsenal from French side Stade Lavallois in 2008 and made 159 appearances for Arsenal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgScience says… on second thought, science says the opposite.  Or, we’re not sure what science says.  The following recent stories show that things you thought science had proven may not be true at all.  What’s next?Take testosterone for fairness:  The image of the testosterone-crazed, egotistical, reckless, raging road warrior is all wrong.  At least, that’s British and Swiss researchers found with a controlled experiment on 120 subjects that showed people given testosterone pills were more likely to make fair-minded judgments than those with a placebo – unless they knew they took the testosterone.    The headlines tell all: “Testosterone does not induce aggression, study shows,” from Science Daily and PhysOrg; “Women on testosterone only think they’re macho,” from New Scientist, which added, “Long blamed for aggression, promiscuity and even greed, some of testosterone’s alleged effects may be all in the mind.”  One of the researchers explained the reason for the experiment: “we were interested in the question: what is truth, and what is myth?”Germs do a body good:  Here’s a headline to raise eyebrows from Live Science: “Germs may be good for you.”  Those raised on the image of nasty germs may be surprised at what science is saying now: “Exposing kids to nasty germs might actually toughen them up to diseases as grown-ups, mounting research suggests.”Survival of the… what?:  Oh my goodness, what would Charles Darwin say about this headline from Science Daily and PhysOrg: “Social Scientists Build Case for ‘Survival of the Kindest’.”  Was all that talk about Malthus and nature red in tooth and claw for nothing?  “Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish,” the article begins.  “In a wide range of studies, social scientists are amassing a growing body of evidence to show we are evolving to become more compassionate and collaborative in our quest to survive and thrive.”  If only Hitler and Stalin had known.    The authors attempted to give Darwin a reprieve by quoting him as the father of compassion theory: “This new science of altruism and the physiological underpinnings of compassion is finally catching up with Darwin’s observations nearly 130 years ago, that sympathy is our strongest instinct.”  There’s a research project for someone: what did Darwin mean, in context, and in the larger context of his view of how evolution operates?We were going to share the story about the Professor who is receiving messages from space, but that’s just a teaser line on PhysOrg about ground-space communications with the International Space Station.If scientists cannot be sure about things that are testable right in the lab, how can they possibly be so cocky about things that supposedly happened millions of years ago?  Nice sentiment: “what is truth, and what is myth?”(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Arado didn’t win a single game with the Lady Warriors and her next four seasons saw just four combined victories but she vowed that’s all going to change.“You can see the improvement and the eagerness of the team because they started experiencing the thrill of winning because most of us played in club teams,” said Arado who herself plays for Generika-Ayala in the Philippine Superliga.Arado and the Lifesavers captured the bronze medal in the PSL All-Filipino Conference in 2018 but that wasn’t the only medal the defensive menace won in the PSL.The graduating Lady Warrior also led UE to the bronze medal of the Collegiate Grand Slam.Arado, who was named the Best Libero in both PSL conferences, said she gets her motivation from her teammates in her path to becoming the best in her position who could even rival Dawn Macandili in their era.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Milena Alessandrina ready to come out of shell in new role as Tigresses’ co-captain LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Macandili has the same awards as Arado but the one thing the former De La Salle stalwart has that UE’s ace doesn’t have is the 2nd Best Libero trophy from the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships.Nonetheless, Arado is motivated to become the best she can be in hopes of leading UE to volleyball prominence.“My motivation are my teammates because I do everything for the sake of the team,” said Arado. “Actually I don’t think much of individual awards, and I’d rather help my team through my defense.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Like Arado, the rest of the UE Lady Warriors are eager to put the whole UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball field after their dark days just four years ago.Arado is already an established defensive force for the Lady Warriors having won the co-Rookie of the Year in Season 77, with University of Santo Tomas’ EJ Laure, the Best Digger, and the Best Receiver awards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHer team, however, hasn’t received the same success but the years of futility is what fueled UE to get charged up for the 2019 tournament.“I have high hopes for this season because first off we have six seniors, including me, in this team and you can just see the maturity we have here,” said Arado in Filipino in the Lady Warriors’ Wednesday practice at UE. MANILA, Philippines—Kath Arado is ready to prove that University of the East won’t be an immediate check mark for other teams.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Zidane tells Man Utd: Don’t call meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no interest in talks with Manchester United.Zidane is among the favourites for the United post after yesterday’s dismissal of Jose Mourinho.However, Sport says Zidane has no interest in the job – particularly in midseason. The Frenchman is enjoying his time out of the game as he tours the world for sponsors.Interestingly, it’s suggested Zidane hasn’t ruled out returning to Real in the future.Meanwhile, Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be confirmed United caretaker manager today. last_img


first_imgTORONTO – George Weston Ltd. is forging ahead with its plan to reduce the number of different products offered by its bakery division but progress is slower than expected, chairman and CEO Galen G. Weston said Tuesday.Second-quarter sales at Weston Foods, the smaller of the company’s two main divisions, were down 8.1 per cent at $468 million due to a combination of currency fluctuations, volume and changes in the mix of products sold.The bakery division’s operating income was down 12.5 per cent from a year ago, at $21 million, and its adjusted EBITDA was down 11.1 per cent at $48 million — driven by the decline in sales and higher input and distribution costs.Galen Weston told analysts that the rationalization of the product lineup at Weston Foods — which supplies its sibling company Loblaw and other retailers — is a complex task that requires getting new orders to replace discontinued items.“You lose sales immediately and you hope you’re going to have new sales coming online. It’s not coming as fast as we expected,” Weston told analysts in a quarterly conference call.He added that the second quarter did show early signs of reduced overhead expenses due to the transformation and “we expect those benefits to continue as the year progresses. So that gives us the confidence to continue and push forward.”Weston Foods is about 60 per cent through the process of rationalizing the number of stock keeping units, or SKUs, that it offers and the process is expected to be complete next year.As usual, George Weston’s overall second quarter results were dominated by its holdings in Loblaw Companies Ltd., which operates Canada’s largest grocery business and the Shoppers Drug Mart chain of pharmacies. It also has investments in real estate through its holdings of the Choice Properties real estate trust.George Weston’s second-quarter net income plunged 77.6 per cent to $28 million and adjusted earnings slipped to $210 million, below analyst estimates on both counts. Overall sales slipped 1.2 per cent to $11.2 billion.Net income per share dropped to 21 cents from $160 million or $1.23 per share in last year’s second quarter. Weston’s adjusted earnings fell to $210 million or $1.63 per share.Analysts had estimated George Weston would have $1.40 per share of net income and $1.68 per share of adjusted earnings, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Last week, Loblaw announced that costs related to the acquisition of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust and non-operating factors pushed down its net income by 86.1 per cent.Loblaw’s adjusted earnings were down 5.6 per cent, at $421 million or $1.11 per share, but ahead of analyst estimates.George Weston said Tuesday that the CREIT acquisition had nominal impact on its net earnings attributable to common shareholders but there was a bigger impact from the underlying performance of its Loblaw and Weston Foods divisions.Companies in this story: (TSX:WN, TSX:L)last_img read more


first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,090.27, down 10.67 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down seven cents, or 0.85 per cent, to $8.12 on 17.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 98 cents, or 4.59 per cent, to $20.37 on 17.1 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Healthcare. Down seven cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $7.03 on 15 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down one cent, or 0.28 per cent, to $3.53 on 9.5 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 26 cents, or 6.06 per cent, to $4.55 on 8.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Up 10 cents, or 0.86 per cent, to $11.71 on 7.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX:THO). Base metals. Up 34 cents, or 9.9 per cent to $3.76 on 3.9 million shares traded. The miner restarted its La Arena gold mine in Peru following an agreement to end a protest and begin a formal dialogue to resolve complaints raised by members of the community of La Ramada. Work at the mine had been suspended for eight days starting on Aug. 30 due to protests by an estimated 80 to 100 people from La Ramada.Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H). Utilities. Up 32 cents or 1.68 per cent to $19.39 on 671,000 shares traded. The Ontario electricity distributor named former CIBC executive Tom Woods as its permanent chairman after serving in the role on an interim basis since Aug. 14. He was among 10 new directors named as replacements for the company’s previous board, which resigned along with the CEO amid pressure from Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government.last_img read more


first_imgOne of India’s most-read authors, Ruskin Bond has said that he tries to strike a positive note when writing for children and feels a certain responsibility as an author. The Landour-based writer, when asked what he felt about his vast readership, said that since he writes so much for young readers, he tries to strike a positive chord. “For adults, it doesn’t matter, you can strike a negative note, because by the time they’ve grown up, they lose their innocence,” the 84-year-old Padma Bhushan recipient said at an event. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSharing nuggets from his own childhood, the author of ‘The Blue Umbrella’ (also cinematically adapted by the same name), said that he shares a deep connection with the hills. “I belong to the hills. Surroundings change, the place changes a bit, but my relationship remains more or less the same, my feelings for the hills and for the people of the hills,” the author said. “It goes back 50 years or more. I don’t like to see too much change, in the sense that I don’t like too much building, but it’s inevitable,” he further added. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardNow, in an upcoming compilation of 14 holiday stories for children – ‘The Puffin Book Of Holiday Stories’ – Bond’s young readers will be treated to one of his another literary gems. His latest children’s story is published in the just-launched fun anthology of adventure, humour, ghosts, mysteries, friends, mangoes, family dramas and little boys and girls. If the list of authors is nothing short of illustrious – Rabindranath Tagore, Sudha Murty, Paro Anand, Khyrunnisa A, Subhadra Sen Gupta, Nandini Nayar, Prashant Pinge, Himanjali Sankar, Nayanika Mahtani, Shabnam Minwalla, Manjula Padmanbhan – the children’s book comes with an introduction by Bond. “In India, not enough importance is given to writing for children. And what could be more important than the enrichment of young minds with great literature? “This is when we discover ourselves, our own potential, and, more often than not, we’ll do it through what we read and write,” reads his short introduction to the paperback. Advising his young friends to take a bag full of books wherever they go, he said: “Holidays can become tedious without something to read.”last_img read more