WNBA interested to promote basketball in India

first_imgAdvertisement mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsack7uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8e6wgk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bhdWould you ever consider trying this?😱9daf38Can your students do this? 🌚clRoller skating! Powered by Firework In a cricket crazed country like India, it is hard to imagine a time where another sport can ever take center stage. However, this doesn’t stop Women’s NBA legend Ebony Hoffman from aspiring that basketball can become India’s number 1 sport.Advertisement As Mumbai is to host two NBA games later this year , Hoffman is in B-town for the same.Advertisement “I think we have two great teams that we have got to (for) this game. Sacramento Kings have a very young and athletic group of kids.“You will see all types of dunks and all types of moves and then you have an older Indiana Pacers,” Hoffman told reporters.Advertisement “So we are going to see a wider range of talent that you have never seen live before. It is a lot different when you see in person and when you see it on your television screen. So I am excited for all of India to see that in person and raise their basketball,” Hoffman said.“We are coming here to take over, we love India, we know that cricket is the number 1 sport and so we are coming here to grow our game and to show India that they have basketball which can be a number one sport,” she added. Advertisementlast_img read more

The Mommy Chronicles

first_imgMy name is Krista and I am a mother of two children ages 5 and 7.  The ever-so-kind editor of this newspaper approached me at a recent wedding my family attended and asked me if I would be interested in doing a mommy blog.  I have writing experience, and 7 short years of mommy experience so I jumped at the chance to do it. The editor must have seen my two unusually well-behaved children at the wedding and assumed I had this whole parenting thing down to a science.  I didn’t want to disappoint her and tell her that I am often the mom arguing, screaming, and sometimes crying as my children push my limits on a daily basis and leave me asking why is it that I decided to have children. I can say that I thought long and hard about having children.  In fact, I was married 7 years before my husband and I decided to have children.  We never discussed having children before we got married (not something I recommend), we always just figured things out as we went along.   My husband and I enjoyed stress free ski and scuba vacations, quiet dinners, staying up late, sleeping in, going to the beach and actually sitting in a chair, reading, writing and all the other pleasures that childless adults experience. I knew of several reasons why I didn’t think I would make good parent.  I am cranky if I don’t get at least eight hours of sleep, I have limited patience, I like a neat house, and would stop to pet a cute puppy before I would reach for a baby to hold.  At least I was able to acknowledge my shortcomings, something that actually proved helpful once I became a parent. However, I was slowly becoming aware of how much children loved my husband.  At parties they gathered around him waiting in line to be tossed high in the air.  He had the ability to make the most introverted kids come out of their shell and join in a game of football.  He was the one giving piggy back rides, throwing pitches, pushing a swing, all the while looking like he was actually enjoying himself.   Still he was not pushing to have kids and neither one of us seemed able to make up our minds, so we continued to live our happy, yet childless, life.   I thought in order to know if you were ready to have children you had to be one of those people who couldn’t imagine your life without them or who stopped to look at babies in strollers or who loved to hold a newborn.  I knew that person would never be me. However, there was a part of me who thought that my husband and I did have some good things to offer to another human being.  If nothing else, we both had dark hair and blue eyes and I hated to see those genes go to waste.  So, we decided to take the plunge into parenthood.  9 months later we were rewarded with a vivacious baby girl and two and a half years after that a sweet baby boy.  And that is when life got interesting.Krista NewbertI hope you enjoy my perspective on parenthood on a variety of topics in the future.   I am going to take a nap now. Until next time…last_img read more

New ShopRite Construction Underway In Shrewsbury

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |SHREWSBURY – Construction has begun on the new ShopRite supermarket on Shrewsbury Avenue.The 77,100-square-foot shopping center is scheduled to open in the Shrewsbury Plaza in late 2019. Plans were presented to the Zoning Board early last year and approved, but there was a delay while the parties worked out clarifications regarding some of the restrictions on the approval, said Mayor Don Burden.The store is being built by National Realty and Development Corp. “We are delighted to bring a tenant of ShopRite’s quality to Shrewsbury Plaza,” NRDC president John G. Orrico said in a media release. “The support and feedback from the community to bring ShopRite to this project has been tremendous.”The new ShopRite facility will stand on the site of the former Shrewsbury Business Center, a 10-acre office park and light industrial zone area at 1151-1163 Shrewsbury Ave. It will serve the surrounding communities of Shrewsbury, Rumson, Little Silver, Tinton Falls and Eatontown.Shrewsbury Plaza is a multi-anchored retail center located at the intersection of Route 35 and Shrewsbury Avenue. Retail outlets like Home Goods, Marshalls, AC Moore and Saks OFF 5th are located in the plaza.When construction is complete, the free-standing food store will integrate with Shrewsbury Plaza through new connector drive aisles that will provide easy access to and from the various other retail outlets.“I’m certain that Richard Saker and his team at Saker ShopRite will deliver an extraordinary grocery experience to our community,” Orrico said. “We look forward to having them as part of the Shrewsbury Plaza.”The plans approved in February 2017 allowed for 390 parking spaces.The Shrewsbury store will be the 136th ShopRite location in the Garden State, and the 11th to take a foothold in Monmouth County, joining locations in Aberdeen, Belmar, Freehold, Hazlet, Howell, Manasquan, Marlboro, Middletown, Neptune and West Long Branch.This article was first published in the Feb. 15-22, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more