Super Bowl champ Nick Foles’ new memoir, ‘Believe It’

first_imgJune 26, 2018 /Sports News – National Super Bowl champ Nick Foles’ new memoir, ‘Believe It’ Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail Leon Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Fresh off of his team’s first-ever Super Bowl victory, Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback Nick Foles is out with a new memoir.Foles sustained an ACL injury late in the 2017 NFL season, causing many to believe it was over for the Eagles. Yet, led by Foles, the team went on to win their first-ever Super Bowl in February.In his new book, Foles gives fans an inside look at how he was able to overcome his injuries and other setbacks to become a Super Bowl champion.Foles told “Good Morning America” that in the week leading up to the Super Bowl he was prepared to answer questions about Tom Brady and the Patriots, but keeping the focus on his own team helped them “come out on top.”“It was probably the two toughest weeks of football I’ve gone into preparation for, but it allowed us to keep our head down and focus on our game plan and going out there executing the plays and really just having fun,” Foles said. “Our team plays with so much swag. If you’re in the locker room you see us dancing around before the game, warming up. We play loose and play with high energy and we play for one another and that’s really how we were able to come out on top.”Foles said he told his wife Tori Moore moments after the historic win that their life was about to change, but he made sure their “Friday night date night” would remain a constant.“Being a mom and doing everything she can at the house, that’s a full-time job in and of itself, and I come home [after practice] so we wanted to make sure we had that night to ourselves to go out for a few hours and enjoy one another,” the father of 1-year-old daughter Lily said.“I just knew that with winning a Super Bowl and everyone watching and the platform we have that things will be a little different, but it’s not bad things, it takes some getting used to,” he said. “Keeping our priorities straight, our faith, our family and values will keep us grounded,” he explained.In 2016 Foles contemplated stepping away from football, but he said that time of reflection was pivotal to his growth and overcoming his fears.“When I was going to step away it was a time for me to step back and reflect on just the journey of my life and, you know, what God has done in my life and it was really humbling,” he said.“It was not easy but I was able to come out of it learning a lot and overcoming some fears I had and I think we all have fears we face and — to overcome them and attack them allows us to grow. That’s what I talk about in the book and share with young players and kids.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

USS George Washington starting four-year overhaul

first_img August 4, 2017 USS George Washington starting four-year overhaul Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George Washington starting four-year overhaul The U.S. Navy’s sixth aircraft carrier, USS George Washington, is set to arrive at Newport News Shipbuilding on Friday to begin its four-year mid-life refit after 25 years of service.This was announced by Newport News Shipbuilding president Jennifer Boykin who said the company had been working under a planning contract for almost three years and recently signed an agreement to begin execution work.During the refit, also known as refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), and the follow-on outfitting period, nearly all combat systems equipment on the carrier will be refurbished, upgraded or replaced with newer technology.The ship will receive upgraded weapons systems; to include Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM), Evolved NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, Close-In Weapons System (CIWS), Mk-38 25mm automatic gun systems, and anti-torpedo defense systems.Consolidated afloat networks and enterprise services (CANES) will become the new ship-wide network, which will include a new video distribution and surveillance systems, and the mast and the SPN-49 radar tower will be cut off and replaced with a modern design.Announcing the arrival of CVN 73, Boykin added that major upgrades will be also performed on the aircraft launch and recovery systems.USS George Washington follows in the footsteps of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) which was redelivered to the navy in May this year, after spending four years in the same shipyard undergoing RCOH. View post tag: RCOHcenter_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS George Washington View post tag: Newport News Shipbuilding Share this articlelast_img read more

Kid-Friendly Zombie Bash Oct. 19 in Middletown

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) will host the family-friendly Zany Zombie Bash, suitable for all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the arts center, 36 Church St.Attendees will enjoy Halloween crafts, face painting and glow-in-the-dark drawing fun with arts center instructor Laurie Ruggeri and friends. The event will also feature a costume parade, a Monster Mash dance freeze and a pre-event concert performance by Miss Sherri, award-winning children’s singer and songwriter.Prior to the Zany Zombie Bash, Miss Sherri will host a Dress Up Fun concert in the theater from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Attendees can join Miss Sherri, Dancing Deena, Go Go Green and International kids music sensation Mr. Ray for a live concert filming where children of all ages are invited to dance and sing in their costumes. Mr. Ray has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Meat Loaf and many other celebrity rockers, but he has always said his toughest critics are the kids. The concert is $5 for kids and adults, children under 1 are free.The cost to attend the Zany Zombie Bash is $5 per person, $20 per family. Attend both the Miss Sherri Concert and Zombie Bash and pay a discounted rate of $8 per child or adult. Post a picture and instructions for your very own creative DIY Halloween Arts and Craft on the Middletown Arts Center’s Facebook page wall by Oct. 15 and receive a special gift from the Zombie Bash’s Cauldron of Goodies.For more information, visit www.middletownarts. or call 732-706-4100.“With so much Zombie action happening across Monmouth County this October, all of us at the Middletown Arts Center (MAC) are thrilled to offer families a less scary option that celebrates the spooky season, but remains kid-friendly,” said Maggie O’Brien, executive director, Middletown Arts Center. “Join us for this fun-filled fundraiser fit for ghouls, ghosts and princesses of all ages.”last_img read more

Freeholders Call On Towns To Restrict Sales of Cats and Dogs…

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaFREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has passed a resolution calling on county municipalities to adopt ordinances putting severe restrictions on the sale of dogs and cats.The resolution, passed 5-to-0 on Jan. 21, asks towns to require pet shops to sell dogs and cats only obtained from or displayed in cooperation with animal-care facilities or rescue organizations. Also, it asks towns to disallow pet shops from selling dogs or cats younger than eight weeks.“I think it’s phenomenal,” said Janice Fisher, who coordinates the Puppy Mill Awareness Campaign in New Jersey for the 1,200-member Friends of Animals United (FAUN) New Jersey.Fisher, a Manasquan resident, worked with Freeholder John P. Curley to get the resolution passed.“We need to take care and not abuse pets and animals,” Curley said.Curley said he motioned for the resolution to be passed at the Jan. 21 meeting and other freeholders came aboard.“We’re thrilled,” said Fisher, a former paralegal who lives in Manasquan. “I think our freeholders are wonderful and, in particular, Freeholder Curley. He took the time to listen, research the matter, (and) talked to his colleagues.”“We’re so grateful,” said Danielle Mania, development manager for the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “We’re trying to stop overbreeding, puppy mills, the abuse that goes on in puppy mills.”Monmouth County SPCA said puppy mills, or large-scale breeders, emphasize profit over animal welfare and breed pets with health or behavioral issues. Instead, pets should be bought from reputable hobby breeders, shelters or rescues, according to Monmouth County SPCA.Calpurrnia, an approximately 3-year-old female awaiting adoption at the Monmouth County SPCA.“Monmouth County took a strong stand against the cruel puppy mill industry, while promoting responsible breeders and pet adoption,” said Kathleen Schatzmann, state director for the Humane Society of the United States.Gary Hager, who sells dogs at his Bark Avenue Puppies store in Red Bank, believes this type of legislation is flawed in various ways – such as painting with a broad brush and taking in well-operated pet stores, along with going at animal abuse the wrong way.“They’re looking down the wrong end of the telescope,” Hager said. “They’re kind of pointing the gun in the wrong direction. You’re not going to stop a puppy mill by stopping a pet store.”Bark Avenue deals with only about 10 to 15 “five-star breeders” who are “all vetted,” Hager said, adding that he keeps only 12 to 15 puppies at a time at his store. Certain dogs that consumers want are not available at shelters and it is unrealistic for people to deal directly with quality breeders who may be more than 1,000 miles away, he said.Hager compared the puppy mill issue to chicken farm operations, both of which have come under fire for abusive ways. All egg farmers have not been shut down, so why shut down all puppy sellers?Rather, Hager said, go after the bad players – puppy mills with abusive methods or pet stores with bad records.“Go after the puppy mill-breeder operations where they are,” he said. “Why throw all (pet stores) under the bus?”Of the county’s 53 municipalities, only Fisher’s hometown of Manasquan has such an ordinance, she said. Of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities, an estimated 25 have this type of ordinance, Fisher said.“This resolution will encourage towns,” Fisher said. “It will embolden.”The county resolution includes a sample ordinance.County Counsel Andrea I. Bazer said Monmouth County followed Camden County’s lead on the resolution.“The county doesn’t have the ability to enforce, but the municipalities do,” Bazer said.Camden, Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer counties have passed resolutions, Fisher said.“I had received a great deal of background from Janice and her group,” Curley said. “I was very pleased to bring that to the freeholders and the educational process to the municipalities. It was a pleasure working with that group and I thank the SPCA.”last_img read more