First coronavirus death recorded in Canada

first_imgThe person is currently in self-quarantine at home.Montreal MP Anthony Housefather told CTV he had also self-quarantined after learning that an attendee at a conference he went to in Washington had tested positive for the virus.Housefather added that he felt fine.The virus has killed more than 4,000 people and infected over 110,000 worldwide since it emerged late last year.  Topics : Canada has recorded its first death from the new coronavirus, health officials in the westernmost province of British Columbia announced Monday.The victim, a man living at an elderly care facility, “was infected with COVID-19 [and] passed away last night,” the province’s health officer Bonnie Henry told reporters.Officials have not released the victim’s age. center_img Henry said he had been a resident of the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver. Two other residents and two caregivers had also tested positive for the disease.The facility is designed to house around 200 elderly people.Canada has recorded more than 70 confirmed coronavirus infections, nearly all of which are in British Columbia or Ontario, the most populated province.The Quebec government confirmed two new cases Monday, including one person who was exposed to the virus during a trip to France.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Defeated By Lady Tigers

first_imgIn two hotly contested matches, Lawrenceburg outlasts Batesville to win the evening.From Coach Shelly Prickel:  The Batesville JV team suffered their first loss of the season in a heartbreaking defeat to Lawrenceburg falling 25-24, 25-24. Defensive specialists, Lily Abplanalp and Maggie Walsman were the top servers earning 7 and 6 points respectively. Kelsey Shupe was 24/26 in attacks with an impressive 8 kills. Margaret Weisbrod earned  4 kills in the front line. The team is now 8-1.In the varsity match the rivalry continued in a nail biter of a scrappy game which saw lead changes, point runs, adversity and timely executions.  We took the first two sets in extra points even after being down 5-0 in set one and trailing for the first 14 points in set two.  What took the wind form our sails was the lady tigers court savvy.  They executed on timely tips, dumps and well placed balls which took the wind form our sails at key moments.  They find ways to stay in control even when we were keeping them out of system with our serving.  Once again our defense was keeping us in every set of the match.  We remain a hard team to beat, and when we gain a warm execution in transition and offense, instead of our current hot/cold; we will be tough!  Its a matter of leaning how to finish…We will take some well needed extended practice days until we play again on Tuesday September 5th @ Rushville.  First swings for JV will be @ 5:00pm with Varsity to follow.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

Northern Ireland battle for draw

first_img It is the fifth draw from eight games for O’Neill while Northern Ireland remain without a win since beating the Faroe Islands in August 2011. Danny Lafferty did have the ball in the net in the 18th minute but it was ruled out for pushing and the visitors were grateful to goalkeeper Alan Mannus for two very good saves to deny former Coventry striker Michael Mifsud. Michael O’Neill is still looking for his first win as Northern Ireland manager after they were held to a goalless draw by Malta in Wednesday night’s friendly at Ta’qali National Stadium. Press Associationcenter_img Northern Ireland were almost behind in the fifth minute when Andrew Cohen crossed for Andre Schembri, who should have scored but shot straight at Mannus from eight yards. Will Grigg fluffed his lines when his first big chance came along in the 17th minute, a heavy touch allowing keeper Andrew Hogg to block. Moments later Northern Ireland had the ball in the net when McAuley headed in a Chris Brunt corner but Bulgarian referee Nikolay Yordanov disallowed it for pushing. Mifsud was proving a handful for the visiting defence and his trickery created another opening for Schembri, whose drive beat Mannus but flew just past the angle of post and bar. Clayton Failla was the next to threaten Mannus’ goal with a fierce free-kick from 30 yards that was a yard over the bar. Wingers Niall McGinn and Shane Ferguson were having little joy down the flanks but in the 36th minute McGinn made progress down the right and Steven Davis crossed for Grigg to glance a header wide. O’Neill made one change at half-time, Craig Cathcart replacing Jonny Evans in the centre of defence. The Ta’qali has traditionally been a good venue for Northern Ireland, with 2005’s 1-1 draw between the sides the only one of six previous meetings they did not win. The visitors almost caught Malta cold as McGinn broke through in the middle but Hogg was off his line quickly to punch clear, while Aaron Hughes then did well to get to the byline on the right and pull the ball back but McGinn scuffed his shot. In the 56th minute Mannus was called into serious action for the first time when Mifsud unleashed a stinging shot from the right, the keeper palming it away. In the 63rd minute Inverness striker McKay was introduced, winning his first cap when he replaced Ferguson on the right, with Grigg remaining the lone striker. The visitors were pressing but in the 70th minute they were indebted to Mannus for an excellent stop to keep out Mifsud once again. Pat McCourt and Josh Magennis were introduced late on but there was no way through the Malta defence and the visitors had to settle for a disappointing draw. last_img read more

Badgers send Huskies home with tail between legs

first_imgJames White (center) attempts to slip by two NIU defenders Saturday, something he did often in gaining 126 total yards a score.[/media-credit]CHICAGO – It turns out the Badgers have nothing to fear about Soldier Field or former defensive coordinators.Wisconsin (3-0) committed more than enough penalties in its 49-7 win over Northern-Illinois (1-2), but still showed a strong offensive front both passing and running the ball.After the Huskies tied the game at 7-7, former University of Wisconsin defensive coordinator and current NIU head coach Dave Doeren went for an onside kick with 1:59 left in the first quarter. The ball seemed to bounce off nearly five pairs of Badger hands – and even some Huskie ones – before UW tight end Jacob Pedersen recovered it, allowing for another Badger touchdown drive.Head coach Bret Bielema credited the play as one momentum shift that was vital to Wisconsin’s success through the remainder of the game.“You can’t point to one play,” Bielema said. “But it was definitely a big momentum swing because we did respond with a touchdown and got that score back where we needed to.”And it was enough for the win, as the Badgers scored the go-ahead touchdown three plays later on a 16-yard pass from quarterback Russell Wilson to wide receiver Nick Toon.Despite losing 45 yards on six penalties in the first half, Wisconsin discipline improved in the second half and the damage was limited.“We just have to keep working at it,” center Peter Konz said. “Obviously it was a different situation being away and on the road [with] a little bit of noise. … We’re a new team, so it’s just something we’ve got to work on.”“We have really smart kids, and sometimes we try to outsmart ourselves,” Bielema added. “We had a silent count and a one-count and obviously weren’t communicating on the same page there. We were able to overcome it, which was huge, but it was a little bit embarrassing. My face probably matched my jacket at that point.”Despite the penalties, Wilson led the Badgers to another dominant performance, completing 23-of-32 for 347 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Wilson also rushed for 37 yards on five attempts, and his 384 yards of total offense amounted to the 5th-best single-game performance in UW history.“He knows the plan, he knows how to stick to it, but he can adapt very well, very creative,” Bielema said of Wilson. “Some of those plays he got us out of with his feet were extraordinary. He’s playing at a high level. If there’s somebody that’s better out there right now I’d like to see them, because [Wilson] is an exceptional football player.”Wilson and wide receiver Nick Toon continued to showcase an impressive chemistry, as Toon brought down five receptions for 75 yards and two touchdowns.On the first drive of the game, the Badgers pushed their way down to the Huskies 7-yard line. After a 5-yard penalty for a false start, Wilson squeezed the ball into Toon’s hands in the middle of the end-zone. Toon, despite illegal pass interference from the NIU defender, caught the ball for the first touchdown of the day and set the tone for the rest of the game.UW’s defense initially faced issues adjusting to NIU’s no-huddle offense. Huskies quarterback Chandler Harnish capitalized early, leading Northern Illinois to a touchdown late in the first quarter. NIU, however, failed to reach the endzone for the rest of the game. Harnish finished the game 14-for-24 with 164 passing yards.Early in the fourth quarter, linebacker Ethan Armstrong broke through the NIU offensive line and sacked Harnish for a loss of 10 yards.“Our coaches kind of preached on getting back to the line after every play, looking at the coaches for the calls,” cornerback Marcus Cromartie said. “We even worked tempos in practice, so that was just getting ready for NIU. We knew they were going to come and try to tempo us up, and I think we did well.“[Safety] Aaron Henry and the captains of the defense preached that it’s not about Northern Illinois, that it’s about us, about us getting better. I felt like we did that.”Before the Badgers were able to consistently pressure Harnish, Cromartie showed that the injured Devin Smith shouldn’t be too sorely missed. Smith suffered a season-ending left foot injury last week against Oregon State, and Bielema said after Saturday’s game that Smith should be cleared for a medical redshirt that will allow him to return next season.Northern Illinois targeted Cromartie early, largely due to his inexperience but also because top cornerback Antonio Fenelus began the season in dominant fashion. Cromartie finished the game with eight tackles.“I feel like when somebody’s throwing at you, you get the chance to prove yourself as a corner,” Cromartie said. “Any cornerback that says he doesn’t like competing really isn’t a cornerback. When I go out there, I want to compete, I want to make plays.”For the third consecutive week, Wisconsin downed its opponent by a margin of more than 30 points. While the Badgers even outscored the UW men’s basketball team last season – more than once – they look to have one of the most dominating offenses in recent team history.“We’re very capable,” running back James White said when asked whether this offense is better than last year’s. “We could be. We’ve got to keep working hard and executing each and every week.”last_img read more

George Shamugia, Singular: Leveraging global trends with an omnichannel approach

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles George Shamugia, Singular: How the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped Nigerian sports betting June 5, 2020 Singular boosts gaming offering with Incentive Games deal April 22, 2020 Singular boosts virtuals offering with Golden Race deal April 28, 2020 Share George Shamugia, Singular CEOAs the use of online sports betting continues to grow, many within the industry have shifted their focus towards delivering a more digital product. However, Singular explained that the retail sector still plays a crucial role in reaching new audiences. Singular’s CEO George Shamugia explained to SBC that it is through ‘leveraging global trends’ and the establishment of a dedicated development team for the retail platform that has allowed Singular to empower client growth. SBC: Player demand has arguably shifted towards a more digital product in recent years, has the online platform become a priority? Or are you still similarly focused on the retail sector?George Shamugia: At Singular, we always tend to leverage global trends. Taking into consideration the huge surge of digital in iGaming, particularly sports betting, the mobile-first approach has become a priority. However, Singular is committed to empowering clients’ growth through online and offline convergence of players. For that reason, Singular has a dedicated development team for the Retail Platform. We have solid experience from the African market where retail is still dominant despite the high penetration of internet and mobile usage. This has empowered our team to build a solution that can overcome a number of market limitations from low powered devices to high-latency internet, a solution “battle-tested” for high scalability under any circumstances. There is definitely still room for innovation, especially within the newly legalized U.S. market where the retail solution (especially betting kiosks) is still dominant and even plays a crucial role. SBC: In our interview with Darko Gacov in September, he hinted that Singular had set its eyes on expanding into the US later this year. Can you give us a sneak peek as to what Singular’s plans are for the newly regulated market?GS: The U.S. market is definitely a major focus for us. We are already discussing potential collaboration with several leading operators from the region. By the end of the year, we expect to announce the details about a newly signed partnership. Nevertheless, entering the U.S market is a huge opportunity, but also a challenge due to the market’s unique characteristics in terms of players’ expectations. Thanks to the flexibility of our solutions we can give operators the freedom to create a brand that addresses the local demands. This, combined with the high-tech stack and innovative mindset is our key differentiator. We are not planning to adapt the existing solution to the U.S market but develop a tailor-made platform that will give us an edge over the competition. SBC: Innovation has been a massive focus for Singular, can you give us a key example of how innovation has helped you keep pace with the most powerful and feature-rich platforms on the market?GS: The strong foundation of our solutions lies in technology. By using cutting-edge tech stack our clients can deliver a player-experience-driven offering and continuously improve it based on big data insights. But, innovation by itself is not enough. The innovative effort must be focused in the right direction. The game-changer for us is our dedication to empowering our clients’ growth. We listen to players changing demands and markets’ different requirements. Most importantly, we address our clients’ unique business needs in a bespoke fashion. Building a platform rich with innovative features is one part of the story. The secret is in its modular architecture which delivers the fastest time to market and allows operators to mix and match the modules that best fit their business. The company slogan “Be Outstanding” stands not only for the outstanding quality of our solutions but also the chance that we give to our clients to be outstanding in their respective markets. The flexibility also enables us to cover a vast number of regulated markets easily complying with different jurisdiction requirements.SBC. Can you tell SBC readers what you will be showcasing at this year’s SiGMA?GS: After 3 years we are back to the exhibition scene within the iGaming industry. This makes SIGMA a particularly important milestone for us. The biggest news that has been already announced is the launch of the 4th generation of our Sports Betting Platform. But, what is even more exciting is that we are finalizing the on-boarding of a new client on the new Sports Betting Platform which we will announce soon. The new Sports Betting Platform will take the user experience to the next level. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies the platform automatically adapts to each player’s needs and gives them personalized game experience, based on their activities and interaction patterns with the platform. With the in-play approach, our Sports Betting Platform offers every player a personalized journey with target promotions and bonus campaigns based on their gaming behaviour.But, SIGMA will also highlight the products’ rebranding that we have been working on for the past year. We have given a new look and feel of our products with new visuals which will be presented at the event. The name of the company and logo stays the same, but for the first time, we will be telling the story behind our company slogan – BE OUTSTANDING.last_img read more

The FIFA Interactive Club World Cup will take place in London on August 5th

first_imgUpdate: The next six clubs have since been announced. These are West Ham, VfL Wolfsburg, Olympique Lyonnais, Heracles, Sporting C.P. and PSV EindhovenFIFA will launch the first edition of the Interactive Club World Cup (FICWC) competition in London on August 5th.The Interactive Club World Cup will see 19 professional football clubs with esports divisions battle it out for the remaining two places at the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive Club World Cup (FIWC). The FIWC will itself take place in London in August 16-18. The first six clubs that have been announced to take are PSG, Schalke, Man City, Brondby,  Sampdoria and Valencia.There will be another 13 clubs announced in due course, and 24 players representing these 19 will take part in the first FICWC. As in all the previous FIWC 2017 live qualification events, the players will be split into two divisions: PS4 and Xbox One. Each division will consist of two groups of six players. The top two in each group will progress to the divisional semi-final. The semi-finals and final for each division will be played over two legs. The PlayStation division champion and the Xbox division champion will each receive a qualification seat at the FIWC 2017 Grand Final.The winner of this year’s FIWC will receive close to $200,000 (£153,000) in prize money, which is a huge increase on the same tournament last year. The winner will also receive an invitation to The Best FIFA Football Awards where they will have the opportunity to meet the best football players in the world.The FIFA space is a fascinating one to look at in esports right now, its scene remains relatively small in comparison with numerous other titles but regardless a number of major football clubs have now entered, and more seem set to do so. Last week saw VfB Stuttgart become the third Bundesliga club sign two FIFA players, and there’ll undoubtedly be more with the forthcoming launch of the latest version of the EA title. What we expect to see is more English clubs get involved, and we’ve an eye on Liverpool FC making a splash in esports generally at some point soon especially now Peter Moore (ex-EA Sports Competitive Gaming Division lead) is the club’s CEO. As for the FIWC, Esports Insider will be in attendance on the 19th and we look forward to seeing the best of the best in FIFA battle it out. Esports Insider says: As more football clubs add FIFA esports divisions it’s inevitable that this FICWC is likely to grow year on year. As more domestic leagues such as the Dutch E-Divisie pop up too, the hope is that this will get evermore competitive too.last_img read more

UCL Round of 16: Real Madrid v Ajax preview

first_imgReal Madrid: Courtois; Reguilón, Varane, Nacho, Carvajal; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić; Vázquez, Benzema, ViníciusOut: Ramos (suspended), Llorente (adductor)Misses next game if booked: noneAjax: Onana; Tagliafico, Blind, De Ligt, Mazraoui; De Jong, Van de Beek, Schöne; Neres, Tadić, ZiyechOut: Bandé (calf)Misses next game if booked: Blind, De Ligt, Mazraoui, Tagliafico, Van de Beek, ZiyechKey battleModrić v De Jong: The Dutch press felt UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Luka Modrić won his game within a game against Frenkie de Jong on points in the first leg, but the Barcelona-bound youngster has a second chance to get one over on his Croatian counterpart. If De Jong can set the early tone, then his side will follow – and Ajax will have a puncher’s chance of overturning the first-leg arrears.Form guideReal MadridLast game: Madrid 0-1 Barcelona (02/03)Form: LLWLWWDWWWAjaxLast game: Feyenoord 0-3 Ajax (27/02, Dutch Cup semi-final)Form: WWWLLWLWDWSantiago Solari, Real Madrid coach“The team really want to win and I like this. We’re going out to win, as we always do. The team’s in good shape and they have a lot of experience and are relaxed about what people are saying.We’re working hard and of course we’re not happy when we lose, but we still want to do well in the Liga, and now we’ve got the Champions League. It’s a shame Sergio Ramos won’t be playing … He’s a leader, but we have enough players with experience and quality to replace him.”Erik ten Hag, Ajax coach“They [Madrid] know that if they want to win a prize this season, the Champions League is the most realistic left. That will probably give them a special mentality on the pitch. But that does not matter to us. We are still active on three fronts.Our players are ambitious. We are going into the match to score goals. This Ajax side takes the initiative in every match. Ramos is definitely a loss, both on a tactical and a mental level. [His absence] certainly won’t make them stronger.” Real Madrid look to bounce back from two home losses against Barcelona while Ajax need to overturn a 2-1 deficit.After back-to-back home defeats by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey and Liga, Real Madrid are in need of a tonic as they return to a competition that has been so dear to them in recent years.On Tuesday, they will have been European champions for 1,011 days, and what better way to pick themselves up than by finishing off Ajax? The heat is definitely on, but Madrid invariably respond when that UEFA Champions League anthem plays.Possible line-ups –Source: UEFAlast_img read more

Local school district announces end of school plans

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— The final day of school for students is just around the corner and Alpena Public Schools has released end of school year procedures for grade level groups. The final day of school is June 4th and APS will contact families with information regarding textbook drop off and personal belonging pick up.Kindergarten through 2nd grade students can expect a final choice board to be posted for the final two weeks. Third through 5th grade students will continue with Google Classroom and 6th through 12th grade students are required to submit all assignments by tomorrow may 27th.All district chrome books not including Lincoln Elementary School are to be turned in the week of June 8th at thunder bay junior school. Teachers are offering office hours for students in need of help. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious State to investigate failures of Edenville, Sanford DamsNext The City of Alpena proclaims High School Senior Recognition Daylast_img read more

85 days to go: Count-down to Comoros match starts

first_imgRequest for a Letter to recommending FUFA to the Ministry of Lands to start the process of Trusteeship Incorporation Latest results, Uganda one of best 2nd placed teamsUganda beat Bostwana 2-1 at the weekend to boost their chances of making it to the AFCON finals for the first time since 1978.Luwagga put Uganda ahead in the 10th minute after a perfect ball from Tony Mawejje, before Botswana were allowed to equalize from a clear off-side position in the 50th.But, the status did not stay the same for long as in popped Aucho, benefiting from a Denis Iguma, to stun the hosts a minute later.Qualifiers for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after penultimate round of group matches at the weekend:Guinea-Bissau (Group E winners)Morocco (Group F winners)Egypt (Group G winners)Ghana (Group H winners)Algeria (Group J winners)Senegal (Group K winners)Zimbabwe (Group L winners)Cameroon (Group M winners)**Mali  (Mathematically – Group C winners or one of best two runners-up)Note: Gabon are automatic entrants as the host nationContenders for other six places:Liberia, Tunisia, Togo (Group A)Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic (Group B)Burkina Faso, Uganda (Group D)Ivory Coast (holders), Sierra Leone (Group I)**Best two runners-up from 11 four-team groupsGroups in contention for two second best qualification placesGroup A  Liberia      5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia      5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo          5 2 2 1  6  4  8Djibouti     5 0 0 5  1 19 0Final gamesTunisia vs LiberiaTogo vs DjiboutiGroup BDR Congo     5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R.           5 3 1 1 8  7   10Angola          5 1 1 3 6  7   4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Final gameDR Congs vs CARGroup CMali            5 4 1 0 8 1 13Benin         4 2 2 0 8 4 8S.Sudan     5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea   4 0 1 3 1 4 1Final gamesBenin vs Equatorial GuineaMali vs BeninGroup DB. Faso       5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda      5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana   5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros     5 1 0 4 2 6 3Final gamesUganda vs ComorosBurkina Faso V BotswanaShare on: WhatsApp September 3, 2016Uganda vs ComorosUganda Cranes are not taking any chances ahead of their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game at home against Comoros.Soccer governing body FUFA Wednesday outlined their plans, on and off the pitch, to help Cranes be in the right state of mind for the make-or-break tie at Mandela Stadium Namboole on September 3, 2016.“We do not have enough time to prepare for the game against Comoros. We only have a few days left. We need to prepare the players well technically, tactically, mentally and physically” national coach Milutin Sredojevic Micho told the press Wednesday.“We need maximum points, and that is our only focus,”  stressed Moses Magogo, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president.“We have started immediate preparations for the game against Comoros and the details will be released soon. We are not into the mathematical lessons. We need maximum points in the next game” he added.Magogo was however unhappy, saying that administrative pressure by National Council of Sports at this moment was not helpful.Magogo said the football institution is committed fully to meeting the registration guidelines set by the National council of Sports (NCS).“We are law abiding citizens but the position being sold by NCS that we don’t want to be controlled is incorrect. We need regulations that will benefit all sports federations. Deadlines will not help develop sports in the country. NCS needs to understand the concerns of FUFA and other Federations in this exercise’ said the FUFA President.Magogo warned that if NCS does not wait until after the FUFA general assembly that will discuss issues raised in October, world soccer governing body FIFA will see this as interference, and trigger a ban on the federation.He said FUFA had meanwhile wrote to NCS on 4th May, 2016 but a response is yet to be received on four key points highlighted in the letter.Key points in the FUFA letter to NCS;FUFA will register with the NCS under the new regulationsNotified NCS that there is a clash in opinion by Government Legal and FIFA Legal on the registration of FUFA under the Trustee Incorporation Actcenter_img FUFA requests for more time till October for the Constitution to be amended to match the NCS regulations.last_img read more

Weekend in Old Monmouth Tour Sites Announced

first_imgLOVERS OF HISTORY are invited to tour 45 different local sites during “Weekend in Old Monmouth,” held throughout Monmouth County, on May 2 and 3.During the annual event, all entrance fees are waived. Many of the sites are staffed by members of local historical societies, who are happy to answer questions about the rich history and architecture around us.People can visit All Saint’s Memorial Church in Navesink to see the beautiful stained glass windows, climb the narrow steps of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, or visit Dr. Cooke’s Medical Office in Holmdel and see the curious tools from the doctor’s black bag.“Weekend in Old Monmouth is a wonderful event for any- one interested in history and architecture,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the county’s Historical Commission, the coordinator of the weekend event.“The sites on the tour are generally operated independently of one another, but this special tour project coordinates the hours of operation at several locations so history buffs can travel by foot, bicycle or car to enjoy and take in many of the county’s rich historic places all in one weekend.”John Fabiano, executive director of the Historical Com- mission, said the tours are grouped by theme or geography. “Tour visitors can see the places in any order of their own selection. The proposed starting points are just suggestions for those who may be seeking guidance.”The tours also represent several historic themes:• Shore: While the tour includes sites on the north, (Sandy Hook), central (Ocean Grove) and southern shores, (National Guard Militia Museum) the drive along the shore is one of the best ways to feel and appreciate Monmouth County’s relationship to the ocean.Faith: Architectural gems of each of the last three centuries, 18th century Christ Church in Shrewsbury, 19th century All Saints Memorial in Middletown and 20th century St. Catharine’s in Spring Lake. In addition, Old Tennent Church in Manalapan is closely tied to the Battle of Monmouth and the Friends Meeting House in Shrewsbury represents one of the oldest worship traditions in Monmouth County.The Revolutionary War: The Revolution is visited here, not only the major sites in the Monmouth Battlefield area, but in lesser known places such as the Burrowes Mansion in Matawan, Marlpit Hall and the Murray Farm, both in Middletown.Military: There is Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook, the most heavily fortified installation on the East Coast for much of the 20th century, the National Historic Landmark Monmouth Battlefield in Manalapan and one of the more fascinating, but lesser known museums, the New Jersey National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt with museum exhibits and fighter aircraft and tanks.Preservation: Marlpit Hall in Middletown was the first restored house museum in the region, dating from its 1930s opening.Other elements on the tour also include lighthouses, Victorian homes, agriculture, industry, education and science.The following sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3:All Saints Memorial Church, MiddletownAllaire Historic Village, WallAllen House, Shrewsbury Ardena School Museum, HowellBurrowes Mansion Museum, Matawan Centennial Cottage, Ocean Grove, Neptune Christ Church, ShrewsburyCovenhoven House, FreeholdDr. Cooke’s Medical Office, Holmdel Eatontown Museum, EatontownEden Woolley House, OceanOld First Church, MiddletownFirst Presbyterian Church, RumsonFriends Meeting House, ShrewsburyGreat Auditorium, Ocean Grove Holmes-Hendrickson House, HolmdelInfoAge Science Center (Camp Evans), WallJewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold TownshipKeyport Fire Museum, KeyportLongstreet Farm, Historic, HolmdelMacKenzie House, HowellMarlpit Hall & Taylor-Butler House, MiddletownMonmouth Battlefield Monument at the Monmouth County Courthouse, FreeholdMonmouth Battlefield State Park, ManalapanMonmouth County Historical Association Museum, FreeholdJoseph Murray Farmhouse, MiddletownNational Guard Militia Museum, Sea GirtOakley Farm House, Freehold TownshipOcean Grove Historical Museum, Ocean GroveOld Yellow Meeting House, Upper FreeholdRed Bank Woman’s Club, Red BankRoosevelt BoroughSt. Catharine’s Church, Spring LakeSandy Hook Lighthouse, MiddletownSeabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, RumsonSeabrook-Wilson House, MiddletownStrauss Mansion Museum, Atlantic HighlandsOld Tennent Church, ManalapanTwin Lights Lighthouse, HighlandsVillage Inn, EnglishtownOld Wall Historical Society, WallWalnford, Historic, Upper FreeholdWilson Hall at Monmouth University, West Long BranchWest Freehold School Museum, Freehold TownshipAfter April 15, a detailed tour book and tour map will be available on the Monmouth County website at visitMonmouth.com.On the tour dates, each tour stop will also have maps and booklets available.last_img read more