Monthly Archive: November 2015

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Chinese restaurant workers among those hurt in fatal Route 287 crash

Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash on Route 287 in Bernards Township on Saturday night, police said. Photo submitted by Todd Glassberg BERNARDS [1] Employees from a Chinese restaurant in Basking Ridge were among those injured in a triple fatal crash on Route 287 Saturday night, according Eyewitness News ABC [2] . Three people were killed in the crash involving a passenger van, a car and a truck towing a cattle trailer including 23-year-old Hillsborough resident Ravi Naik [3] , State Police have said. The identities of the two van passengers killed in the crash have not yet been released as authorities have been unable to notify their families. Eyewitness News has said the people in the van were employees of Ling Ling Riverwalk located on Martinsville Road. Ling Ling Riverwalk, in a notice posted on its website, said it would remain closed until Dec. 3 [4] “due to the tragic accident.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends affected by this terrible tragedy,” according to the notice. “Words cannot express our grief for those we have lost far too soon.” N.J. man among 3 killed in crash involving van, cattle trailer [5] It continued: “Please keep them in your thoughts as we work through this difficult time. We are grateful for the kind treatment we have received from the community these past 13 years and are thankful for your continuous support.” State Police have said the driver of a 2003 Dodge Ram truck pulled onto the right shoulder of the roadway to repair the cattle trailer he was towing. The trailer was struck around 10:30 p.m. by a 2013 Hyundai Elantra driven by Naik, State Police have said. Naik parked on the right shoulder after the collision, exited his vehicle and was struck by a Ford passenger van. In addition to the three who were killed, 12 people were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment including the driver of the pickup truck. Those individuals did not sustain life-threatening injuries, State Police have said. The crash remains under investigation. Justin Zaremba may be reached at [email protected] . Follow him on Twitter @JustinZarembaNJ . Find NJ.com on Facebook . [6] [7] [8] References ^ BERNARDS (www.nj.com) ^ Eyewitness News ABC (abc7ny.com) ^ including 23-year-old Hillsborough resident Ravi Naik (www.nj.com) ^ it would remain closed until Dec. 3 (www.linglingriverwalk.com) ^ N.J. man among 3 killed in crash involving van, cattle trailer (www.nj.com) ^ [email protected] (blog.advance.net) ^ @JustinZarembaNJ (twitter.com) ^ NJ.com on Facebook (www.facebook.com)

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5 Michelle Monaghan Roles We Love

Here s an interesting tidbit you might not know about Michelle Monaghan: when she was growing up, her parents also took in foster kids to their Winthrop, Iowa home. They raised a solid dozen of them over as many years, and we can t help but think that being exposed to different people from so many circumstances helped Michelle build the empathy and eye for character that has made her one of our favorite actresses. To get you ready for Michelle Monaghan s appearance on this week s Comedy Bang! Bang! [1] , we put together an extremely biased list of her five best roles. Sorry, Pixels doesn t make the cut. 5. Harmony Lane, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Shane Black s demented Hollywood noir is on our short list for most underrated flick of all time. Not only did it bring Robert Downey Jr. back to the big screen as petty criminal turned unwitting detective Harry Lockhart, but it features possibly the best post-Iceman Val Kilmer performance of all time. The third player in the film s triangle is Michelle Monaghan as Harmony Laine, Harry s childhood friend all grown up. Harmony is the motor that drives the twisted story of lust and revenge, and she does a bang-up (pun intended) job walking the tightrope between small-town innocence and Los Angeles sleaze. 4. Diane Ford, Trucker Plum Pictures The 2008 indie Trucker might have flown beneath your radar, but you should check it out on Netflix because it s one of Michelle Monaghan s finest performances. She plays Diane Ford, a long-haul driver who finds her screwed-up life of getting blitzed and having one-night stands upended when her 10-year-old son comes back into her life. It s a story that could easily get obvious and cliche, but first-time director James Mottern dodges dramatic pitfalls with the aid of his incredible lead, instead producing a deft character study that is very worth watching. 3. Maggie Hart, True Detective [embedded content] Season one of the acclaimed HBO crime drama was aided by an incredible cast of actors, including Michelle Monaghan s Maggie Hart. As one of the key female figures in a very male-dominated show, Maggie has to carry a lot of weight. When we found out halfway through that she d cheated on her husband (Woody Harrelson) with Matthew McConaughey s Rust Cohle, it served as a new lens to examine their twisted relationship. It s a challenging role that Monaghan rises to with aplomb. 2. Christina Warren, Source Code The premise for the 2011 thriller Source Code is pretty ridiculous a top secret military project gives Jake Gyllenhaal the ability to travel back in time and re-live the last eight minutes of somebody s life over and over like the world s worst Groundhog Day but the end result is a damn fine film. Michelle Monaghan provides an important emotional anchor as Christina Warren, who Gyllenhaal s character builds a deeper and deeper connection with every time he loops back. Without her, the whole premise would collapse, and the actress rises to the occasion ably. 1. Julia Meade, Mission: Impossible III Paramount Pictures Playing the romantic lead in a Tom Cruise-led spy actioner is a pretty thankless job, but director J. J. Abrams gave Monaghan plenty to chew on as Ethan Hunt s fiancee Julia Meade in the third Mission: Impossible flick. Initially Julia starts out as a clueless damsel in distress, captured by arms dealer Owen Davian to compel Hunt to steal some Macguffin or other. But by the end of the film she s up to speed with her fiance s covert career, saves his life with an electric shock and even pops a cap in the ass of IMF traitor John Musgrave. References ^ appearance on this week s Comedy Bang! Bang! (www.ifc.com)

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Truck range extender Charge signs Formula E deal

Novel range-extended electric powertrains designer Charge which is developing its systems for buses and trucks is to partner with Formula E, the all-electric car racing series. Although focused on commercial vehicles, Charge will now provide support to Formula E s race events, both the FIA Formula E Championship and the associated Roborace for autonomous cars. Denis Sverdlov, founder of Kinetik (the money behind Charge), says Charge will be on hand throughout the Formula E season as the official electric truck partner providing trucks and equipment for the pre-race drivers parade as well as for emergency vehicle recovery and visitor transportation. Formula E, and its associated Roborace … is a celebration of the exciting developments that are transforming the automotive industry, and this partnership is another sign that Charge is at the forefront, states Sverdlov. This championship will humanise the technological revolution by introducing an element of dynamic competition that can be shared with millions of people around the world. I am proud that Charge is helping make this a reality, he adds. Charge R&D is a new UK automotive and commercial transport engineering design business, with its own development teams, based at the hi-tech Whiteways Technical Centre in Oxfordshire. Author Brian Tinham [1] Related Companies Charge R&D Ltd [2] This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. [3] One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team [4] . References ^ Brian Tinham (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ Charge R&D Ltd (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ See Terms and Conditions. (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ contact the sales team (www.transportengineer.org.uk)