6 of the Best: All-in Diversity’s Kelly Kehn

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Betsson strengthens diversity commitment with AIDP membership May 7, 2020 Related Articles Payment Expert brings together industry leaders to conclude Digital Summit Payments track April 29, 2020 In this week’s edition of 6 of the Best, Kelly Kehn, Co-founder of All-In Diversity, tells SBC about her babymoon trip to Barcelona and San Sebastian, and which John Hughes movie tops the list as her best film.Best HolidayThere are so many good ones, I think the best one was when I was about 7 months pregnant with my first child — our ‘babymoon.’ We went to Barcelona and San Sebastian, Spain. Barcelona has always been one of my favourite cities and, if you don’t know, San Sebastian has the most Michelin stars per capita of any place on Earth… and I love food. It was my first (and only) 3 star Michelin dinner, but every meal was an experience. This holiday was a week full of great weather, art, food and lots of siestas! Perfect.Best BookI have to say one of the books that had the most impact on my general view on life was Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. I had just moved to NY when that book came out and he was the “it” chef. It was hard for me to turn any invitation to any restaurant down — I was single, on my own in a huge city and wanting to experience it all — sometimes in one night! That booked flipped my view of the NYC restaurant scene on it’s head… I still hesitate to eat the bread from the basket. (Don’t read if you are going to Betting on Sports America!) It also opened my eyes to how sheltered most of my life had been and how privileged I continue to be. Anthony Bourdain will always be one of my favourite storytellers of all time.Best AlbumSo much of what I say here has everything to do with my childhood and nostalgia. Hands down,  the best album is Rumours from Fleetwood Mac. I know every word to every song. It used to play on the radio station my mom listened to in the car when we were little all the time. It’s the soundtrack to so many of my memories. I still think Stevie Nicks is a total legend.   (Now you also know how old I am!!)Best Sporting ExperienceMy first job was working for The Jockey Club in Kentucky and every May I worked on the press team for the Kentucky Derby. In 2006, there was a horse running called Flashy Bull owned by Chris Therien — an NHL player. While sitting in the press box, everyone started buzzing around looking for their photographers. It was the first time in history, the Stanley Cup was going to be in the same room as the KY Derby Trophy — brought because Chris Therien was a Stanley Cup winner —  and we had to get the shot. I sat and waited hoping for my glimpse of history. Finally a man in white gloves asked me to please get up because I was SITTING on the crate of the Stanley Cup. (For an image of said white gloved gentleman, google “keeper of the cup”)Best FilmBack to the nostalgia here and likely showing my American stripes as well… Anything directed by John Hughes but my favourite is Breakfast Club. What an iconic movie with an all-star cast!“You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely, The Breakfast Club.” Cue the iconic fist pump from Judd Nelson. Classic.Best BetI don’t gamble a lot but I’ll always get involved with an NCAA March Madness bracket. I take the University of Kentucky (my Alma mater) to win the NCAA championships every year and I always bet against Duke University during that tournament. I always bet on the Queen’s horses during Royal Ascot (if she’s got one).  The best bet I ever made was a £50 bet on number 18 in roulette that came in. My friend tried to cash all my chips for me and push me out the door (take the money and run!!) after that win but the adrenaline and alcohol where no match for his voice of reason. The casino kept most of that win that night but the memory is priceless. Share DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020last_img read more

Body found in Jupiter Farms near area of search for missing firefighter

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body has been found in Jupiter Farms near the area where rescuers were searching for a missing Broward County firefighter.The discovery was made Tuesday afternoon.James Von Minden was last seen Friday night after his truck hit a tree near the intersection of Randolph Siding Road and Alexander Run.Authorities had a running theory that the firefighter may have suffered a head injury in the accident and may have walked off disoriented or have been injured.While the body was found in the area of search for Minden, authorities have not identified the victim.last_img read more

Beaches Are In Great Shape, But Beware Of Riptides

first_imgWilliams said organizations are also trying to tackle the stigma that only out-of-state swimmers get caught in rip currents. With the high volume of beach replenishments since Sandy, beaches that locals are historically familiar with may have drastically changed.“It takes these beaches a while to get to equilibrium,” said Williams. “Some areas are faster and some take a longer time. Always be vigilant, even if it’s not a place that you’ve ever seen rip currents at.” THE ‘FOUR’EASTER’ By Jay Cook |ASBURY PARK – New Jersey’s beaches may be in the best shape since Super Storm Sandy ravaged the coast in 2012, but a virtually invisible threat continues to kill unsuspecting and inexperienced swimmers.Last summer, a record eight people across New Jersey drowned after being swept up in rip currents – the powerful water currents pulling away from the shorelines and out into the oceans – since the National Weather Service began tracking the related deaths in 1998. About 20 more fatalities last summer were also attributed to people swimming at beaches either after hours or when lifeguards weren’t present.It’s a menacing trend one local Sandy Hook-based organization is looking to halt.“It’s a shame,” said Claire Antonucci, executive director of New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC). “The water quality is great, the beaches are in great shape and then you have something like that happen, and it’s tough.” Remember that stretch of March where the Shore was seemingly beaten weekly with storms one after another?That weather event has since been titled the March 2018 “Four’easter,” said Jon K. Miller, Ph.D., a NJSGC processes specialist and research associate professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. The biggest of those storms was rated as the 27th biggest storm in the last 35 years, but the cumulative four storms ranked as the fifth-highest storm in that same time frame, Miller said.“We were fortunate that the wave heights during these nor’easters were not terribly large,” added Miller. “It had to do with the nature of the storms coming more over the land than over the sea.” Other than that month of blustery winds and constant rain, New Jersey beaches fared rather well, Miller said. The Four’easter caused some late beach erosion, meaning the sandbars which typically form off the shore will stay intact until July when that sand is pushed back to the beaches. Testing the water quality at New Jersey beaches has been a common practice since 1974, and if last year’s results are any indicator, the Garden State has been a standout student, said Catherine R. McCabe, acting commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).At the 16th annual State of the Shore event last week in Asbury Park, executive director of New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Claire Antonucci, left, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acting commissioner Catherine R. McCabe answered questions about the state of the beaches. Photo by Jay CookOf the 221 beaches tested last year from mid-May through mid-September, 97 percent of the results came back within the acceptable threshold of 104 colonies of Enterococci bacteria per 100 milliliters. That’s the same bacteria found in fecal matter.“I am proud to say and very happy to say once again, one more time, that the quality of our coastal waters is excellent,” said McCabe. “You can all feel safe going to the beach.”Locally, beaches in Highlands – Miller Street and Robert D. Wilson Community Center – and Middletown – Ideal Beach – experienced a handful of shutdowns last year. At one point, Highlands officials voluntarily closed the beaches as they investigated, and found, sources of pollution.“We don’t expect right now nor are aware of any situations of any infrastructure issues, but that’s why we do the testing every Monday,” Bruce Friedman, director of water monitoring and standards with the DEP, said of Highlands’ situation.This article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. “I think a lot of it is common sense,” said Williams, who works with NJSGC. “Be aware that rip currents exist, be aware that they’re out there. Swim with the lifeguard because they’re going to save you.” WATER QUALITY GETS AN ‘A’ After last summer’s high number of beach-related deaths, Antonucci and her team decided to broaden their awareness and education campaigns. For the past 20 years, NJSGC has used grants to supply every municipality along the coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May with rip current awareness signs, posted at all open beaches. This year, for the first time, those signs have been translated to Spanish, said Amy Williams, a post-doctoral associate and coastal ecologist at Davidson Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology.Williams has also traveled the state, visiting classrooms and libraries to educate elementary aged beachgoers about the dangers associated with rip currents.last_img read more

Leafs complete deal for Grand Forks sniper Connor Gross

first_imgMcCarthy decided it was time to make the jump to Tier I Junior A.The loss of McCarthy was not the only bad news Nelson received.Nelson lost the services of Matthew Naka who suffered a broken ankle in a freak off-ice accident.The loss of two key cogs in the Nelson roster, combined with a 6-1 shellacking the Leafs received at the hands of the Castlegar Rebels prior to the Christmas Break, may have been the final push for Maida to make the lineup move.Gross is expected to be in the Nelson lineup when the Green and White return to ice for the unofficial second half of the season starting Friday at home against the Spokane Braves.Game time is 7 p.m.Saturday Nelson travels to the Lilac City for a return half of the home-and-home series.Monday, Nelson hosts Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the traditional New Years Eve clash at the NDCC Arena.Game time is 2:30 p.m.Nelson currently leads the Murdoch Division by a slim two points over Castlegar and holds a six-point advantage over the surging Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida made a move Boxing Day to deal with the loss of two key players from the lineup in the final weeks leading up to the Kootenay International Junior HocChristmas break.Maida, in his second season at the helm of the Leafs, acquired 18-year-old Connor Gross from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for future considerations.”(Center) Colton McCarthy leaving (to WHL) created a spot and Connor brings offence to fill that loss,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.Gross, from Lethbridge, Alta., has scored 18 goals while adding 17 assists for the lowly Bruins in 35 games this season and is currently on six-game point streak.During that recent hot streak, Grossm who leads the Border Bruins in scoring, has scored five goals for 11 points.Of course the Leafs are still reeling from the loss of McCarthy, who as a 16-year-old was a shoe-in for the KIJHL rookie of the year award.The Salmon Arm prospect was tearing up the league in scoring 21 times in 26 games before departing for Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League earlier this month.last_img read more