NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_img ×Residents participated in a free health fair at the North Bergen Free Public Library Oct. 7. See briefs for more information. Residents participated in a free health fair at the North Bergen Free Public Library Oct. 7. See briefs for more information. Residents get free checkups and more at Library Health FairThe North Bergen Free Public Library was packed with residents on Saturday, Oct. 7 for a free Community Health Fair. Representatives from numerous local and national organizations provided free information and giveaways, and consulted with attendees on a wide variety of health issues.Especially popular were the physical checkups and medical screenings, including blood tests, pulmonary function tests, and vision texts.Mayor Nicholas Sacco helped kick off the event by greeting residents and welcoming them to the event. The health fair was sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center and the North Bergen Free Public Library.center_img Register for recreation basketball and wrestlingMayor Nicholas Sacco and Commissioner Hugo Cabrera have announced the opening of registration for North Bergen Recreation basketball, all-star basketball, and wrestling.Boys and girls ages 5 through 17 can register for basketball from now until Nov. 21. Wrestling registration begins Oct. 16 and runs through Nov. 21. Register at the North Bergen Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave., between 2 and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. No sign-ups Nov. 7 or 13.Boys in grades 4 through 8 are invited to register for North Bergen Recreation all-star basketball traveling team tryouts at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Recreation Center. Must know how to play basketball; this is a competitive traveling team.A $35 non-refundable registration fee is required, along with a birth certificate and proof of residency. All forms of payment are accepted.North Bergen’s Food Truck Festival is Oct. 14The North Bergen Food Truck Festival will be held in the Food Bazaar parking lot, 1425 Kennedy Blvd. from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14.In addition to a wide selection of delicious treats, there will be free musical performances by Los Ciegos Del Barrio at 1 p.m. and The Nerds at 2:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy free face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, and refreshments.Food vendors scheduled to participate include Aumm Aumm, The Corn Guy, Dark Side of the Moo, French Quarter, Milk Sugar Love, Ms. Fu’s Yummy Truck, Squeeze’d, and Waffle De Lys.Los Angeles Chargers practice in North BergenThe Los Angeles Chargers football team visited North Bergen on Oct. 7 for a few hours of practice in Braddock Park. The afternoon scrimmage was in preparation for their game against the Giants the next day.Some of the players posed for pictures with Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Commissioner Hugo Cabrera, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, and other township officials and administrators, and autographed a practice football.Farmers Market extended through OctoberDue to popular demand the Braddock Park Farmers Market has been extended an additional four weeks and will now run through Sunday, Oct. 29. Located near the corner of 90th Street and Bergenline Avenue, alongside the Veterans’ Memorial, the market offers seasonal favorites at competitive prices.In addition to Jersey farmers providing fresh, locally-sourced produce and other goods, the market attracts a rotating selection of vendors each week. Cooked food is available, along with fresh breads, vegan and gluten-free pastries, homemade soaps, handcrafted crochet items, and other treats.The market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plenty of free parking is available.last_img read more

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Murphy: Pogba, Fernandes cannot play together at Man Utd

first_imgFormer Liverpool midfielder, Danny Murphy, can’t see Paul Pogba staying with Manchester United. Murphy expects Pogba to leave United because he won’t be able to play regularly with Bruno Fernandes. “The problem you’ve got, when you’ve got two attack-minded players who both want to go forward and don’t really want to go back that way, in the big games against Liverpool, against Barca in the Champions League, whatever it may be, they’re going to get found out defensively. So it’s a delicate balance,” Murphy said on talkSPORT. “I think it would be exciting to see if it did work and to give it a chance.Advertisement “My gut feeling is that Pogba will go, yeah, my gut feeling is he’ll go. “It’s going to be very difficult to keep him happy if he’s not going to play every single game and the fans have already turned I think. read also:Pogba returns to action for Man Utd against opposite team to midfield rival “I think he expects to play, he’s a World Cup winner, he’s got all the talent in the world, I know that’s not enough but I’m not sure he will want to fight his way back in. He’ll expect to play. “The one thing that’s sure with United, after what I’ve seen of Fernandes, he’s going to play, he is going to start.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

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Other USC sports are thriving in anonymity

first_img“Any Given Saturday” runs every other Wednesday. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Nick at [email protected] Stop me if you’ve heard this before: USC students need to be better fans of sports other than football. Students need to go and support the other perennial national powers in the USC athletic department like water polo and volleyball. Trojan pride should be for more than just football and all that jazz.It’s the shame schtick every year, and much to the chagrin of the school’s marketing department, little appears to change. This year, though, there is a tangible possibility it might.The newly launched Pac-12 Networks, despite all its criticism and frustration over ongoing negotiations with DirecTV, is providing Pac-12 and USC fans with previously inconceivable viewing opportunities for the so-called “non-revenue sports,” aka everything except football.Now, I think most everyone on this campus is excited for the return of Trojan football on Thursday. It’s been a much-needed rest for the team and its fans. It was oddly relaxing to not have a football game to plan the entire weekend around.And with the return to the gridiron in Salt Lake City, USC students will have another football-free weekend to plan. But that doesn’t mean it has to be a Trojan-free weekend.The USC women’s soccer team will be taking on Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., at 1 p.m. Previously, that would have meant nothing. If you were at all interested in what happened, you could have looked up the score online later. Now, if you’re interested or just want to enjoy a lazy Friday afternoon, the game will be aired live on the Pac-12 Network.Already, USC soccer has been featured five times on the Pac-12 Network, including its two most recent road games in Arizona. Counting their game against the Beavers on Friday, the Women of Troy will be featured on live television four more times over the course of the year, including their final road game in Pullman, Wash. on Oct. 12.Then, of course, there’s the top-ranked, undefeated, four-time defending national champion men’s water polo squad, which takes on No. 3 archrival Stanford in Palo Alto at 9 a.m. on Saturday live on the Pac-12 Network. In their last matchup, shown live on ESPNU, the Trojans yielded the Cardinal a late equalizer before winning in overtime.Now, nine in the morning is quite early. And water polo isn’t necessarily the most television-conducive sport. So if you’re actually looking to go somewhere, might I suggest women’s volleyball against Arizona State on Sunday evening (the Women of Troy also play Friday night against Arizona, but I’m just going to assume that isn’t too high on people’s Friday priority lists)?Now, for you volleyball skeptics out there, hear me out. I was once one of you. I thought volleyball was stagnant and repetitive and, on the whole, not very exciting. And I still don’t understand the strategy of the game on even the most elementary level (tall people in front, that’s all I got), but let me tell you, volleyball is legit. The authority with which a ball is “killed,” or how crazy the libero seems diving all around the hardwood court, cannot be appreciated on television.But if, perhaps, you live on Menlo and the Galen Center is a little too far of a trek for you … you guessed it. Watch it live on the Pac-12 Network from the comfort of your own couch.Fans should take advantage of the newfound exposure being provided to the other sports and give them a fair look. No, the soccer won’t look like Barcelona, try as coach Ali Khosroshahin might. But the “beautiful game” still is just that. And I know that there are plenty of volleyball players and fans in Southern California who will appreciate the game played on the level it is in the Pac-12.So even if you don’t feel like making it out to Galen or McAlister Field anytime soon, you can still catch the Trojans on TV. Football might be the most fun sport at USC, but it certainly isn’t the only one.last_img read more

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FA considers England bid to host 2030 World Cup

first_img How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? It is understood the FA are hopeful of a more transparent bidding process this time, after failing in their attempt to host the 2018 tournament.They are encouraged by the recent vote which saw the United States, Canada and Mexico awarded the 2026 World Cup.There has not been a major football tournament in England since Euro ’96 and the country last hosted the World Cup 30-years prior in 1966.Wembley is already hosting seven games during Euro 2020, and the FA has bid to host the European Women’s Championship in 2021. gameday NEW ERA LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS possible standings Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes who plays? 1 ALTERED The FA is considering a bid to host the 2030 World Cup in England.Chairman Greg Clarke revealed that the governing body has started work to see if a bid would be feasible.He said: “This work will take place during the new season and no decision will be made until 2019.” smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible xi highlights How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England last hosted the World Cup in 1966 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtureslast_img read more

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