Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors office at Ninth Street and Simpson Avenue in Ocean City. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors salutes sales associates in Ocean City for being the office leaders for the month of August 2020.Ocean City Gardens Plaza:Mike Contino has been recognized for listings, volume and units.Ocean City 109 34th Street:The Dean Chorin Team has been recognized for listings. Chorin resides in Ocean CityThe Cheryl Huber Team has been recognized for volume and units. Huber is a recipient of the NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Award.Ocean City Simpson Avenue:Damon Bready has been recognized for listings. Bready is a resident of Ocean City.Ellen McGonigle has been recognized for volume. McGonigle is a resident of Ocean City.The Sheppard Team has been recognized for units. Sheppard is a resident of Ocean City.Sea Isle City:Bonnie Fiorentino has been recognized for listings, volume and units. She is a resident of Sea Isle City.Avalon:The Jack Vizzard Group has been recognized for listings, volume and units. Vizzard, Broker Associate, is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Sales Award. He is a lifetime resident of Seven Mile Island.
Chennai, July 7 (PTI) G Lakshmanan, who gave India a gold in the 5,000 metres event in the ongoing Asian Athletic Championships in Bhubaneshwar, once practised barefoot on the highway in Pudukottai a decade or so ago, which was a sign of his fierce determination, said long-time coach S Loganathan. Lakshmanan, a havildar in the Army, “always wanted to run and was a hard worker, which is paying dividends now,” Loganathan told PTI from Pudukottai. The 27-year-old from Sokkurani village in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu came under the wings of Loganathan at the age of 16, after losing his father and has since been looked after by him like a son. “As a boy, he came to me and wanted me to mould him into an athlete as his ambition was to be a runner,” Loganathan, who runs a sports club said in Pudukottai town. “The win (for Lakshmanan) in the Asian Championship is great news for me. It has been made possible because of the years of hard work work he has put in,” he said of his wards triumph on Thursday with a time of 14 minutes, 54.48 seconds. The victory also ensured him a place in the World Championships to be held in London next month. Incidentally, L Suriya, who is Loganathans daughter and whom Lakshmanan calls as “sister” finished fourth in the corresponding womens race. “It is amazing that two athletes from a small village in Pudukottai district have shown that they have the talent to do well at the highest level,” Loganathan said referring to Lakshmanan and Suriya. “The role played by his (Lakshmanans) mother – G Jayalakshmi, a daily wage labourer, by supporting him cant be forgotten. She brought up three children after losing her husband. Though she didnt know much about athletics, she backed him.” “He had a great interest for running and braved the elements to practise without proper footwear on the road. All he wanted to do was to run,” the coach added. Loganathan also credited one P V R Sekaran, president of Tamil Nadu Ilaignar Vilayattu Mandram, in Pudukottai, for offering to help Lakshmanan. “When he came to me and wanted to join the camp he was 16 or 17. I saw that he had the desire to succeed. No praise will be enough for Sekaran, who has been sponsoring a lot of champions and Lakshmanan is one of the beneficiaries,” the Pudukottai-based coach said. “He still works with me during the off-season and I pass on whatever tips I can,” Loganathan said of Lakshmanan,who won a silver in the 10,000m event in the last Asian meet in China. After his highs of previous Asian championship,Lakshmanan slipped under the radar but his long-time coach revived the spark in him. “I spoke to him and made him realise that he has a lot more to achieve,” he said, adding “I was optimistic of a win for him ahead of the Bhubaneshwar meet. He has got the talent to achieve more. I wish he can make it to the Olympics.” “Participating in the World Athletics championship is a big step forward for him. It is a big event, where the best from across the globe participate. Everyone has some talent or the other. It is all about how one harnesses it and Lakshmanan has overcome a lot of hardships and made a name for himself. He can get better,” the coach said. “I am proud that two international athletes have emerged from this small village which doesnt even have a proper playground,” the coach said before signing off. Meanwhile, former international high jumper Nallusamy Annavi, a coach now, lauded Lakshmanans feat and said, “it is a fantastic performance. We have had athletes from Tamil Nadu winning gold in various athletic events, but never in the 5,000 meteres.” “To win in home conditions makes it an even bigger achievement. I have helped him at some point of time when he was younger. A lot of credit must also go to Loganathan, who coached him since he was a raw talent. I wish he can go on to bigger things,” the Tiruchirapalli-based athlete, who once held the national high jump record. PTI SS APR APRadvertisement
MLS Carlos Vela says time is right for LAFC move despite fond memories of Real Sociedad Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 05:29 12/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images MLS Real Sociedad v Sevilla Real Sociedad Sevilla Mexico Primera División The Mexico international will always have a connection to the Basque club but believes his move to MLS will be best for him and the team Carlos Vela says he had some of “the best years of my life” with Real Sociedad but believes the time has come for a new chapter in his playing career.The Mexico international is set to play his last game for La Real on Wednesday when the Basque club hosts Sevilla. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I’m going at the right time with the desire to try a new adventure, to be close to my country, where my family can visit more often, where I can go home more often, where I’ve always been drawn to the way they live, the way they let people live, how they think about football and all sports in general,” Vela told the La Liga side’s official website. “It’s always been a country where I’ve wanted to live.”I always knew that sooner or later I’d have the opportunity to live there, try to work there, and the time has come, with the right city and the team with the project I’ve been looking for, that I’ve been waiting for. Here, also, there’s a time that comes where you say, ‘I need a change. I’ve given everything for the team,’ and I think the change will be good for everyone. That’s why I made this decision.”The 28-year-old has been with Real Sociedad since 2011, when he was loaned there from Arsenal. Vela reflected on the club’s progression from fighting relegation when he arrived to one that views missing out on the European places as a failure. The club and the player have grown up together, with Vela coming in as an inconsistent striker prospect with a questionable disciplinary record and leaving as a versatile forward or winger who also is now a father. His talents stood out early, with Vela signing for Chivas but moving to Arsenal after solid performances in the 2005 U-17 World Cup. His youth worked against him, though, as he was unable to find a place in the Arsenal team. Real Sociedad was the fifth time Vela had been on loan from the Gunners, but it was in San Sebastian he felt like he was starting to feel at home after a difficult adjustment period. After staying a season on loan, Vela and the club agreed to a long-term deal in 2012 and he was named the team’s Player of the Year in both the 2011–12 and 2013–14 campaigns.“If I’m being honest with you, and the other day I was talking about this with (Real Sociedad president) Jokin (Aperribay) about this, I was thinking of one or two years here as a lot, even more because of how my career had gone,” he said. “My life was always one year here, I squeezed out what I could from it, enjoyed it the most possible and changed. That was the way of life I had. Arriving here, feeling comfortable, the people accepted me in an incredible way … that’s why I’m so good at changing.”I started to see things that hadn’t happened to me, started to feel things I hadn’t felt other places and I thought that I didn’t want to leave this. After that comes all the beautiful things that come with having a family, a child, a girlfriend, a lot of friends. The best decision I’ve made was the one to stay in San Sebastian.”Now, he feels that the best decision for him and his family is to leave the city on the Bay of Biscay to move to the metropolis that borders the Pacific Ocean. LAFC is an exciting project, with former U.S. national team manager Bob Bradley assembling a squad that hopes to compete in its first year of existence. Vela knows, though, that even as he looks to star with LAFC and help the Mexico national team achieve its goals in Russia, he’ll always have a connection to Real Sociedad.”I’m taking a thousand things, first of all a Basque girlfriend and Basque son, that for me really stands out for my life because it means that I started my ‘family life’ here we might say,” he said. “From there, everything else happening here, from people who treated me incredibly and who will treat me incredibly because I know that I’ll be back, that we’ll stay in touch. I know I’m not going to detach that easily because they’re going to stay in touch and we’ll have the same friendship from now. There’s no complaints or anything, not with the city, which I enjoyed, I had fun, I ate well, it’s an incredibly beautiful city. I have everything I need to say that these were the best years of my life.”