In at 13: Megan Jones starts at outside-centre for England in the final. Photo: Getty Images“Emily is an accomplished full-back, she’s played there a lot, and when Jonesy has come in she’s played really well at 13,” says Middleton. “She gives us a good balance to the side in terms of she’s an aggressive defender so will get us on the front foot. With Emily at full-back, we will have more of a kicking game from there.”Coaches’ viewBoth coaches believe their sides have improved since they met in June, when England won 29-21 in Rotorua. In Belfast we will find out who has improved the most.“The two best teams in the world qualified for the final,” says Moore. “We’ve all come off the same format – four-day turnarounds – and it will come down to the best team on the day.“I think it will be an arm-wrestle early on for sure. We’ll just have to see how the game unfolds. Both teams will have done their analysis on each other and it will be two teams putting their best out there. It will be a very physical, bruising encounter.”Tight contest: Chelsea Alley is tackled by Rachael Burford and Natasha Hunt in June. Photo: Getty ImagesMiddleton concurs, saying: “They’re a very physical side. They’ve got some great talent and they like to get on the front foot – that’s when they’re at their best. They’ve developed as they’ve gone through the tournament. They’ve been outstanding as an attacking and defensive force, and they’ve scored some great tries. They’ve moved their game on since we played (in June) but I’d like to think we have as well. It’s pretty evenly matched.”The bookmakers are finding it difficult to pick a favourite – but we don’t have long to wait to find out who is the best team in the world.England v New Zealand, Saturday 26 August, 7.45pm, Kingspan Stadium, Live on ITV & 5liveEngland: E Scarratt; L Thompson, M Jones, R Burford, K Wilson; K Mclean, N Hunt; V Cornborough, A Cokayne, S Bern, A Scott, T Taylor, A Matthews, M Packer, S Hunter (captain).Replacements: V Fleetwood, R Clark, J Lucas, H Millar-Mills, I Noel-Smith, LT Mason, A Reed, A Wilson Hardy.New Zealand: S Winiata; P Woodman, S Waaka, K Brazier, R Wickliffe; V Subritzky-Nafatali, K Cocksedge; T Natua, F Faamausili (captain), A Itunu, E Blackwell, C Smith, C McMenamin, S Goss, A Savage. Captains’ corner: Sarah Hunter and Fiao’o Faamausili with the Women’s World Cup trophy. Photo: Getty Images Replacements: TK Ngata-Aerengamate, S Talawadua, A Nelson, B Wood, L Ketu, K Sue, T Fitzpatrick, C Hohepa.Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland). England v New Zealand under the lights at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on a Saturday night – what a Women’s World Cup final it is going to be.It’s the defending champions against the four-time champions. It’s England’s fifth straight World Cup final and their fourth against the Black Ferns. England lost the previous three, finishing runners-up in 2002, 2006 and 2010, and the rivalry between the two is huge.England not only beat the Black Ferns on New Zealand soil for the first time since 2001 in June but they also usurped them as the world’s No 1 team in the rankings. Yet this week New Zealand were back on top courtesy of their victory over higher-ranked Canada in the pool stages. We don’t have to wait long to find out who is the world’s best team, however; that will be decided on Saturday night – and it should be a cracker of a World Cup final.Power play: Marlie Packer takes on the French defence in the semi-finals. Photo: Getty ImagesFlanker Marlie Packer has been at the forefront of England’s route to the final and is not intimidated by the Black Ferns’ record in the tournament. “There’s no fear factor,” she says. “At the end of the day we’re a very confident team and we don’t fear anyone. We’d never underestimate New Zealand and they’d never underestimate us. At the same time it’s a case of concentrating on ourselves. It’s going to be a massive physical battle. I love the physical battle.“Everybody’s game has raised since 2014 and the competitiveness has raised. That is what people want to see – quality players, tough games and a physical battle with players putting it all into the shirt for their country. This is a whole other level compared to 2014.”Kicking onThe increase in standards has been widely heralded and one of the standout improvements has been in kicking. In this area, England and New Zealand lead the way. Katy Mclean’s ability to execute accurate touchfinders and play a territorial game has been crucial for England, and she is ably supported by the boot of Emily Scarratt and the box-kicking of Natasha Hunt. As Hunt says: “Katy has put us in the right areas of the field, understanding when and where we need to kick. She’s been phenomenal and that’s been huge for us.”Boot room: Katy Mclean has improved her tactical kicking game. Photo: Getty ImagesThose dressed in black have several kicking options too. Kendra Cocksedge, Kelly Brazier and Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali are all involved and Mclean says: “They’ve got a really dangerous kicking game.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERESubritzky-Nafatali, by her own admission, doesn’t look like your traditional fly-half. The 25-year-old, who has German, Polish, Samoan and Maori heritage, started out as a back-row and moved to the ten spot aged 17 when “I gained a bit of skill”. Asked if she thinks England and New Zealand are the two best kicking sides in the competition, she replies: “I think New Zealand are the best at everything.”She goes on to pay tribute to the supporters as well as the team, but it’s those sort of comments that represent the fine line between confidence and arrogance, a fine line that is often debated when discussing New Zealand rugby.Big break: New Zealand fly-half Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali on the burst against Canada. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat isn’t up for debate is the pure joy Subritzky-Nafatali demonstrates when representing New Zealand, positioning herself at the end of the line-up for the anthems and swaying to the music with a huge smile on her face.“We have a really unique culture here and the group is really tight,” says Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore. “They enjoy each other’s company and have a lot of fun. A lot of them gravitate towards music and it’s a musical team. We grow strength out of that.”Final selectionsMoore has named an unchanged starting XV for the final and there is only one tweak on the bench, Kristina Sue coming in for Linda Itunu as they revert to a 5-3 split between forwards and backs replacements.England head coach Simon Middleton has made one change, enforced by the fact Danielle Waterman failed an HIA during the semi-final against France. Emily Scarratt moves to full-back with Megan Jones coming in at 13, and Amy Wilson Hardy earns a place on the bench. All you need to know about the Women’s World Cup final between England and New Zealand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
ArchDaily Houses Projects CopyAbout this office4site ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCarltonHousesAustraliaPublished on January 27, 2014Cite: “Tang House / 4site Architecture ” 27 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
SH House / RUANGRONASave this projectSaveSH House / RUANGRONA CopyHouses•Kecamatan Bandung Kulon, Indonesia Houses Manufacturers: Alexindo, Krono Wisma Sehati, Niro granite “COPY” 2019 Save this picture!© KIE+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share SH House / RUANGRONA Architects: RUANGRONA Area Area of this architecture project Year: Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927461/sh-house-ruangrona Clipboard Design Team:Amalia Dian Utami, Ghusni FauzanClients:Shendy Dharmawan, Fransisca IreneEngineering:Andreas MartinCity:Kecamatan Bandung KulonCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. Located in a dense & dry neighborhood of Bandung city, Indonesia, SH House is designed by ruangrona in order to maximize air circulation, indoor micro climate and natural lighting which provide coziness.Save this picture!© KIEThe clients are delighted with some private inner court / open area which create different visual & space experiences in every room.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Section 04Save this picture!© KIEThe house masses are separated intended to make the house not too bulky and maximize air circulation. The bridge on the 2nd floor, connecting the children’s room and the master bedroom is one of the interesting parts of this house.Save this picture!© KIEExposed concrete and iron elements that tend to be cold is balanced by the inner court / open area and wooden materials so that the house becomes more homey and warm.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessScary People in Architectural PhotographyArticlesCats in the Right Place at the Wrong Time in Architectural PhotographyArticles Share “COPY” Lead Architects: Projects Area: 406 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Photographs: KIE Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927461/sh-house-ruangrona Clipboard Josephine Fitria & Monica Tiaradewi ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeRUANGRONAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKecamatan Bandung KulonIndonesiaPublished on October 31, 2019Cite: “SH House / RUANGRONA” 31 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects Save this picture!© Giorgio Marafioti+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Switzerland Architects: DF_DC Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Glutz, Knauf, Poliform, Stobag, SunroomArchitects In Charge:Dario Franchini, Diego CalderonDesign Team:Nicola Andreani, Nicole Vairetti, Veronica MarzoratiEngineering:AF ToscanoLandscape:Thierry DalcantCity:ComanoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The Concrete Villa is a single house on the Comano hills, a small village north of Lugano in Switzerland. The plot was previously occupied by vineyards and characterised by an elongated trapezoid form, which determines the volume. With the interesting views towards the east and west, but with the constraint of having adjacent houses in close proximity toward the north and south, the house is conceived as in inhabited wall. In order to avoid the effect of an excessively long and closed volume but also ensuring a level of privacy, the flank elevations are articulated by a series of deep rectangular fins.Save this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiThe material of reference used is grey reinforced concrete, declensed in various ways depending on the case. The in-situ cast fins are alternated with infill elements with the old technique of “strollato” used in Lombard villas: a mix of pebbles and cement handsplatted with a trowel and later sanded, thus combining old traditions and new construction techniques.Save this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiThe ground floor occupies most of the area available, housing the main part of the brief: reception, kitchen, workshop and guest accommodation (with separate access), garage, as well as an ample terrace conceived as an extension of the lounge, thus becoming an intermediate space between inside and out.Save this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiThe first floor, of smaller dimensions, contains the private quarters: three ensuite bedrooms and the children’s playroom. The asymmetrical position of this volume in respect of the ground floor makes the house to appear smaller from the street due to the perspective effect, whilst presenting the opposite effect from the pool at the rear.Save this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiLastly, the basement floor contains the wine cellar, sauna, and gym. The three floors are linked by a scenic staircase at the centre of the living areas and as a focal point for the family.Save this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiProject gallerySee allShow lessDe Blasio’s Glass Skyscraper Ban: What Alternative Materials Could Take its Place?ArticlesThe Linear House / Christos Pavlou ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Comano, Switzerland Photographs Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931550/concrete-villa-comano-df-dc Clipboard “COPY” Concrete Villa Comano / DF_DCSave this projectSaveConcrete Villa Comano / DF_DC 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931550/concrete-villa-comano-df-dc Clipboard Area: 505 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Concrete Villa Comano / DF_DC Photographs: Giorgio Marafioti, Simone Bossi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDF_DCOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesComanoOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on January 09, 2020Cite: “Concrete Villa Comano / DF_DC” 09 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Photographs Lead Architect: House in Komabacho / Maki Yoshimura Architecture Office | MYAOSave this projectSaveHouse in Komabacho / Maki Yoshimura Architecture Office | MYAO Maki Yoshimura 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959668/house-in-komabacho-maki-yoshimura-architecture-office-myao Clipboard Structural Designers:Takuo NagaiConstruction:Seiwa Kensetsu Company LimitedExterior Design:Si-toCity:NagoyaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tololo StudioRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyDiscover the blank in the city – A house built in a corner of an old city with relatively small scale houses in a lively educational district. Save this picture!© Tololo StudioSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Tololo StudioThe area is densely populated with buildings, but when viewed from a slightly higher position, the walls and fences that mark the boundaries of the site disappear from view, the balconies also retract into the back, and the city becomes rougher than the road level.Save this picture!© Tololo StudioThen, in response to the omission that appeared between the buildings on the adjacent land, the volume on the second floor was arranged diagonally. This diagonal arrangement ensures ventilation and daylighting, creating points that connect to the city.Save this picture!© Tololo StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessA Home for the Guptas / Raghuveer KathpaliaSelected ProjectsHouse in Ostrava / ti2 architektiSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeMaki Yoshimura Architecture Office | MYAOOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNagoyaOn FacebookJapanPublished on April 07, 2021Cite: “House in Komabacho / Maki Yoshimura Architecture Office | MYAO” 07 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
By Andy Eubank – May 27, 2012 Home News Feed Former 500 Queen Now at ISDA SHARE Former 500 Queen Now at ISDA The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy 500 itself hold a special place in the heart of one member of the staff of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Misty Livengood is the ISDA director of communications and she was also the 500 Festival Queen in 1995.While spending time with others in Indiana agriculture last week during the Fastest Rookie of the Year lunch, she described the victory circle experience where dairy farmers play such an important role.“It’s absolutely electrifying. It’s a sea of humanity. It’s everything good about our state and I think it’s very fitting that we have these two families coming together. When you think of it there are a lot of parallels. Race car drivers have passion, energy, and dedication to what they do and so do our Indiana farmers. So it’s fitting that those two families merge in victory circle.”Misty Livengood and Jacques VilleneuveLivengood doesn’t pinpoint one favorite memory from her year as queen. It is more a collection of memories.“Just the outreach and the involvement and seeing the adrenaline rush in Indiana, and a representation of all that’s good about the Hoosier state, and how everybody works together to put on an international event. People from other nationalities and cultures, people from all over the world get a great taste of what Indiana is all about, including our agriculture community.”She helps each year with the queen program and sees many young ladies from rural backgrounds. The program itself is one of Indiana’s best kept secrets.“It’s a selection process that starts in January and any young woman in college in Indiana, certainly there are criteria you will have to meet, but you will go through an interview process and they choose 33 girls to represent each of the race car drivers in the month of May. That is narrowed down to a queen and court. It is a long process that spans out over several months and there is a lot of community outreach involved, a lot of buildup around all of the 500 Festival events, and the culmination of course is the great tradition we know as the Indianapolis 500.This year’s 500 Festival Queen is Indianapolis native and Purdue student Taylor Adams, a junior majoring in public relations and advertising. The queen receives a $2,500 scholarship. Her court consisted of Erika Tishner of Elwood and Ball State University, and Audrey Putnam of Bristol and Purdue University.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Misty-Livengood-former-500-Queen.mp3|titles=Misty Livengood former 500 Queen]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Misty-Livengood-former-500-Queen.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Previous articleAnother Food Dialogues Event PlannedNext articlePreventing Doomsday Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address* Photo illustration of HFZ chairman Ziel Feldman (Getty, iStock/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)HFZ Capital Group seems to have a million problems. With the once prolific developer battling lawsuits and contractors’ liens as it clings to its Manhattan condo buildings, its travails seem fit for an HBO drama.But the latest episode is more like a plot from A&E’s “Storage Wars.”A storage company tried to auction off two HFZ tenants’ storage units, which include sports memorabilia and antiques, after HFZ fell behind on its payments. At one point an HFZ representative even went to a planned auction to bid, only to be accused of trespassing by the storage company, according to a complaint filed by HFZ.But treasure hunters will have to wait before making a bid in the hopes of finding an Honus Wagner baseball card or NBA championship ring in the back of the storage shed.A New York Supreme Court judge has temporarily stopped the sale, according to documents HFZ’s legal team provided to The Real Deal.“HFZ is committed to protecting the rights of its tenants and will continue to prosecute this case to ensure that these innocent parties are made whole,” said Christopher Milito of Morrison Cohen, who is representing HFZ Capital.The strange twist in HFZ’s struggles centers around whether the development firm paid Scanio Moving and Storage rent for 11 storage units used by the real estate firm and two of its tenants.The saga began when HFZ acquired two rental buildings in hopes of converting them to luxury condo projects called The Astor, at 235 West 75th Street, and The Chatsworth, at 344 West 72nd Street. To spare two tenants from the construction, it agreed to move them to other HFZ-owned apartments and to store their stuff.But HFZ’s “business soured,” according to its lawsuit, and it was unable to make payments on its own storage units. Still, the company insists, it kept current on the tenants’ units.According to HFZ, however, Scanio instead spread the payments across all the units. The developer then sought to redeem the tenants’ units, but Scanio rejected that, the complaint alleges.Scanio set the auction reserve for the two tenants’ units at a combined $80,000, when HFZ’s outstanding balance for all 11 units was $83,000, HFZ’s lawyer claims.Scanio “is using the tenants’ personal possessions as pawns in his efforts to extract payment on the HFZ units,” HFZ’s suit argues.Scanio’s lawyer declined to comment and its president, Nir Scanio, did not return a request for comment.In an email to HFZ’s lawyer in early February, Nir Scanio makes clear that he was annoyed by HFZ’s missed payments. Scanio said HFZ has been avoiding paying since 2016.“Scanio storage is not a dumping/disposal company,” he wrote in the email. “HFZ has known about the auction for months as well as the amount that needs to be paid to avoid the sale but has refused to pay their open balance.”HFZ Capital pins some of the blame on a former employee, Nir Meir, saying he was in charge of handling the storage bills and was “not punctual in paying Scanio’s invoices.”The company alleges that it had a much better picture of the situation once it terminated Meir in December.Meir’s spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Crain’s first reported news of the lawsuit.In a final bit of irony, while fighting to reclaim the contents of the storage units, HFZ lost control of one of the buildings in the case. Its lender, Los Angeles-based CIM Group, foreclosed last month on the junior mezzanine positions tied to The Astor and three other Manhattan properties.Contact Keith Larsen Share via Shortlink Message* Tags HFZ CapitalManhattanReal Estate Lawsuits
The company confirms that the option held by its Core Project partner, CalEnergy Resources (CER), to acquire 50% of the Harvey and Redwell licences has now expired Source: Company Press Release Independent Oil and Gas advancing mapping of Harvey-Redwell area. (Credit: Pixabay/gloriaurban4) Independent Oil and Gas plc (“IOG” or “the Company”), (AIM: IOG.L), the development and production company focused on becoming a substantial UK gas producer, provides an update on the Harvey (P2085) and Redwell (P2441) licences in the UK Southern North Sea. Option Expiry The Company confirms that the option held by its Core Project partner, CalEnergy Resources Limited (“CER”), to acquire 50 per cent of the Harvey and Redwell licences has now expired. However, discussions remain ongoing as to potential CER participation in these licences. Harvey & Redwell Resources Further to the 48/24b-6 Harvey appraisal well drilled in Q3 2019, as previously stated the Company estimates mid-case recoverable gas volumes of 40 Bcfe in Harvey and 100 Bcfe in Redwell. IOG continues to progress sub-surface re-mapping and modelling of the Harvey-Redwell area to further define its commercial potential. Andrew Hockey, CEO of IOG, commented: “We are advancing our Harvey and Redwell mapping and modelling work in order to generate optimal development plans for these assets. In the context of our Core Project, we believe they will present attractive incremental investment opportunities for the Company.”
Sen. Jeff Van Drew addresses his supporters during his primary night victory for the Democratic nomination in the Second Congressional District. By Donald Wittkowski and Maddy VitaleState Sen. Jeff Van Drew swept to an overwhelming victory in the Democratic primary for the Second Congressional District, while political activist Seth Grossman pulled off a big upset to capture the Republican nomination.In the U.S. Senate primary, incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez won the Democratic nomination, while Republican frontrunner Bob Hugin, a former pharmaceutical executive, emerged with an easy victory.Meanwhile, in the race for Cape May County freeholder, Republican incumbent Leonard Desiderio, who is also the mayor of Sea Isle City, ran unopposed. Democrat Jeremiah Schenerman also did not face opposition in the primary for his party’s nomination.With the retirement of U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, the popular Republican who has represented South Jersey since 1995, the Second Congressional District is seen as a key battleground race during the midterm elections in November.Van Drew, a veteran lawmaker who has served in both New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate, was the heavy favorite against a trio of lesser known Democratic challengers. Unofficial returns showed Van Drew captured about 55 percent of the vote.Seth Grossman captures the Republican congressional nomination in an upset.Grossman, who touted himself as a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, defeated the presumed frontrunner Hirsh Singh, who had lined up support from most of the Republican county organizations within the district.Addressing his supporters on primary night, Van Drew portrayed himself as a champion of South Jersey who is willing to fight the Washington establishment for his constituents.“I believe the biggest issue as a congressman is standing up for your people,” he told a jubilant campaign crowd at the Oar House Pub in Sea Isle City. “I want to be a really, really, really, really good congressman.”Van Drew immediately outlined a list of top issues for his campaign, stressing the need to rebuild South Jersey’s fragile economy while focusing on the region’s tourism, fishing and casino gaming industries.“We know we have challenges with our economy,” he said.He also called for more affordable healthcare, less expensive prescription drugs and a fairer tax structure, especially for senior citizens and younger people to keep them from moving out of New Jersey. He also pledged to fight for better healthcare and social services for the nation’s veterans.Drawing applause from the crowd, Van Drew vowed to fight a proposal by the Trump administration to open up the New Jersey coast for offshore drilling of gas and oil. Political leaders along the Jersey Shore have been united in their opposition to the Trump plan, warning of the possibility of an oil spill that could be catastrophic to the beach towns and the environment.“There will be no drilling offshore off the state of New Jersey,” he said, eliciting cheers from supporters. “I will not let that happen. We will not let that happen.”Van Drew and Grossman will now square off in the November general election.Van Drew, 65, of Dennis Township, represents Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties in the state Senate. Helped by the backing of the national Democratic Party, he faced only token opposition in the primary from Tanzie Youngblood, a retired teacher, William Cunningham, a former congressional aide, and Nate Kleinman, a political activist.Unofficial returns showed Van Drew capturing 15,645 votes, Youngblood had 5,409, Cunningham garnered 4,736 and Kleinman received 2,443.With nearly all precincts reporting, Grossman, a Somers Point attorney, polled 10,101 votes, Singh had 7,893, former state Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi had 6,068 and retired FBI agent Bob Turkavage received 1,839.Grossman, who called himself the “most consistently conservative” of all the candidates, said he was the clear choice by Republican voters.“The reason I ran in the first place in the primary, even though I didn’t get the endorsement, is I knew the people supported President Trump and the party leaders didn’t recognize how strongly the Republicans felt about it,” Grossman, 68, of Atlantic City, said in a phone interview after a marathon day on just two hours of sleep.The former Atlantic City councilman and former Atlantic County freeholder has practiced law since 1975. He is also well known as a newspaper columnist and guest host on local talk radio.His campaign focused on immigration and blamed illegal immigrants for putting a strain on New Jersey and the nation’s welfare system, schools and police departments. He also criticized the Obamacare health system.Grossman said the poll results should be proof to the Republican leaders, that these are key issues that voters are concerned about.“I felt that the leaders were misreading the people,” he said. “The voters expressed their views strongly tonight.”Grossman has said he is the only candidate with enough name recognition to beatVan Drew, D-Cape, Cumberland, Atlantic. He noted it will be a tough fight to beat his opponent.“Jeff Van Drew is a likable person. But his party has been hijacked by radical Democrats. Now, it will be a real test,” Grossman said. “I am new to this and this is the big league. We will have five months to prepare. It will be a real challenge.”Grossman also serves as executive director of Liberty and Prosperity, a nonprofit constitutional advocacy group that promotes conservative causes. He said he used Liberty and Prosperity’s website to help the Tea Party and other conservative groups organize their political campaigns.Republican candidate Hirsh Singh addresses supporters while he concedes to Seth Grossman.A dejected Singh entered his campaign headquarters at McCullough’s Emerald Links golf course in Egg Harbor Township at about 10:30 p.m. The mood was somber.He apologized to his supporters for the loss.“I’m sorry for letting you down,” he said. “We put countless hours in and we did it all for the right reasons. I just called Seth Grossman and congratulated him. We want him to do what he can now. He was very gracious.”Singh said he will reassess his campaign, but Trib Singh, his father, said he has no doubt his son will run again.“He is in this for good,” Trib Singh said.