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Little Silver Hurricane Sandy Update

first_img– Public Works continues to remove leaves and brush from around storm drains where possible. They will not reach every storm drain, so where possible please assist by refraining from raking leaves or brush into street, and by pulling back piles where possible. Little Silver is prepared for Sandy’s arrival and has now ordered evacuations in the following areas and provided the following instructions and advice: – Cars may be moved at the owner’s risk to the large Little Silver Train Station parking lot. – Gas stations shall remain closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Local schools and Red Bank Regional are closed Monday and Tuesday – Watch for Two River Alert updates and instructions. – Instructions for contacting JCP&L in the event of a power outage are on the borough’s website. The police department will not have information about power outages. – No one is to be on any public street or place from 9 p.m.to 6 a.m.except as authorized by a designated official. The borough has set up an emergency command post in borough hall, and is in contact with state and county emergency officials. As information becomes available, it will be posted on the website and communicated by the Two River Alert system. – Periodically check the borough website, www.littlesilver.org, which will post alerts and updates, and contains hurricane and storm preparation guidelines. – Recycling pickup has been suspended for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and trash collection has been suspended Monday and Tuesday. – All those living on the following streets must evacuate: Little Silver Point Road, Borden Place, Paag Lane, Paag Circle, Breezy Point, Alwin Terrace, Carriage House Lane, Riveredge Drive, North Riveredge Drive, Sunnylands Court, Edgewood Drive South, Riverview Avenue South, Fairview Avenue, Tinton Place, Holly Drive, Holly Tree Lane, Lippincott Road East, south end of Prospect Avenue, and Seven Bridge Road from Holly Drive to Silverside Avenue.– Emergency and rescue workers may not respond to areas that have been mandatorily evacuated.– Only those in mandatory evacuation areas are eligible to stay at a county shelter, and must proceed to the Red Bank Regional High School gymnasium for prescreening and transportation to the shelter. The prescreening station will open at noon on Monday.– In order to provide safe passage for emergency workers and first responders, all traffic is restricted throughout town from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.– All vehicles left on the street may be towed at the owner’s expense. Please use caution, reach out to neighbors, friends, or others who may need assistance, and obey all signs advising of road closures or other conditions when driving.last_img read more

Rugby Cranes pick valuable points off Kenya in Africa Gold Cup

first_imgPhillip Wokorach in Action against Kenya at Legends rugby groundsKenya retained the bragging rights of the Elgon Cup with a 33-33 stalemate at Ngong Road in Nairobi on Saturday. This was in in addition to the 23-18 result they picked over the Rugby Cranes in Kampala last week as the Kenyan Simbas finished with a 56-51 advantage.It was however the Ugandan side that departs Nairobi on Sunday that left the famous Ngong Road Ground the happier of the two teams after picking a morale boosting draw. The game doubled as the start of the Africa Gold Cup a round robin tournament consisting the six best teams of Africa.Rugby Cranes fans during the match in Kenya.It could even have been better for the Ugandans who held a seven point advantage deep into the second half only to concede a late penalty try.In addition to the loss at Kampala, the John Duncan coached Ugandan team had come into the game as underdogs having last won against Kenya in 2013 and in 2006 on their way to being crowned African champions in 2007.But they made a strong start with Phillip Wokorach looking to make amends for last week’s below per performance scoring a penalty early on.Uganda further seized the initiative with a Charles Uhuru try in a move that started in their 22 yard area.Some of the Rugby Cranes fans at the matchWokorach found namesake Micheal whose offload to Ivan Magomu set Uhuru free to make it 10-0 as a sudden silence engulfed the home crowd.Kenya then began to pile on the pressure by camping in Uganda’s 22 yard area as captain Darwin Mukidza’s penalty to made it 10-3.They built on that as Jacob Ojee crossed the white line for the first of his two tries to make it a two point game. Like in Kampala, Uganda were punished when Pius Ogena was sin binned with Dennis Karani capitalizing for Kenya with a try to make it 13 all before Mukidza added a penalty to give Kenya 13-16 half time lead.Uganda opened the second half with a Brian Asaba try but Ojee responded for the hosts soon after as the two teams kept on exchanging leads.Wokorach and Magomu then combined for a beautiful sconstructed try but the Kenyans responded with Uganda repeatedly infringing in the 5-yard.The two teams are now level on two points while Zimbabwe leads following their 16-28 win over Senegal.Uganda proceeds to play the latter next weekend while Tunisia hosts Namibia.Comments Tags: toplast_img read more

H-DNL Football: Week 2 preview

first_imgSt. Bernard’s and Del Norte, winners of opening-weekend games, will try to improve to 2-0 while a handful of other Humboldt-Del Norte League teams will look for win number one as week two of the high school football season begins tonight.St. Bernard’s (1-0) at Hoopa Valley (0-0)Hoopa Valley will have its hands full tonight as it opens its 2019 campaign against a St. Bernard’s team fresh off a dominant road win.St. Bernard’s took its season opener in style, notching a 36-7 win on the road …last_img

Focus on Arizona: Kyler Murray, Cardinals offer 49ers a unique challenge

first_imgIt’s been impossible for the Arizona Cardinals ignore all their doubters, because the noise has been incessant ever since they hired a coach who couldn’t win in college and drafted a diminutive quarterback No. 1 overall.Now halfway through the season, coach Kliff Kingsbury and his hand-picked quarterback Kyler Murray haven’t quite silenced those non-believers but those who expected them to fail miserably have been disappointed. The Cardinals had a three-game winning streak snapped in New …last_img

South Africa’s tourism sector set to grow

first_imgImproved competitiveness and significant government support have strengthened South Africa’s claim to be the leading sub-Saharan tourism destination.The improved ranking was in part a reflection of the high level of government support for the travel and tourism industry and the country’s effective marketing strategy, which had helped build South Africa as a brand. (Image: &Beyond)Brand South Africa ReporterImproved competitiveness and significant government support have strengthened South Africa’s claim to be the leading sub-Saharan tourism destination, though new visa regulations and fallout from anti-immigrant protests could affect its appeal in the short term.In its latest global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) found that South Africa’s performance in the tourism sector had improved significantly since 2013, when the previous study was conducted. The report, released on May 6, ranked South Africa as the leading country in sub- Saharan Africa in terms of competitiveness and growth drivers, and 48th out of the 141 markets assessed overall.While the report underscored the need for improvements in some areas such as security, these weaknesses were outweighed by the country’s natural and cultural attractions. These include the strong tourism infrastructure – in part a legacy of the 2010 World Cup – and the industry’s business environment, which was rated as a powerful enabler for the sector.The meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions segment in particular is a big driver. South Africa hosts over 100 conferences a year thanks to its three leading convention centres in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, including major international events. It will, for example, host the WEF Africa 2015 from 3 to 5 June in Cape Town.South Africa jumped two rungs in the 2015 survey, displacing the Seychelles atop the WEF’s sub-Saharan rankings. The improved ranking was in part a reflection of the high level of government support for the travel and tourism industry and the country’s effective marketing strategy, which had helped build South Africa as a brand, the report said.Bracing for shockwavesThough the WEF’s report saw a general improvement in the South African tourism industry, the sector could face constraints that may hinder the pace of growth in the short to medium term.A recent wave of attacks targeting citizens of other African countries living in South Africa has damaged the nation’s image in the region and beyond. A number of countries, including the UK, the US, Australia and China, have issued travel advisories warning of the potential for unrest. At present, some 70% of inbound tourists come from other African countries, according to a report issued by Statistics South Africa in late March.Similarly, a decision by the Department of Home Affairs in 2014 to tighten up the visa application process has seen a plunge in arrivals from key markets such as India and China.The new regulations will require tourists to apply in person for visas, whereas previously many were able to do so though their travel agent. With just two offices handling visas in China, obtaining one will entail extended travel for many potential visitors and additional costs. The same concerns apply to India, where limited access points to submit applications and increased visa costs are seen as a disincentive to travel to South Africa.Arrivals from both India and China saw a sharp downturn in the fourth quarter of 2014, dropping 15% and 50%, respectively, a trend that is expected to accelerate with the introduction of the requirement that all applications for visas for children be accompanied by an unabridged birth certificate. While aimed at halting the trafficking of children, it also has implications for the tourism sector, making it more complex for travelling families to meet visa requirements.Effect on operatorsAlthough there are some factors working in favour of the sector, such as the weaker rand, which is making South Africa a cheaper destination internationally, the decline in arrivals from some of the largest emerging markets is a cause for concern for local tourism operators.According to Carla da Silva, acting chairman of the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa and regional manager for Southern Africa of Air Mauritius, the new visa regulations could potentially slow growth in the tourism industry and reduce air service to South Africa. “Airlines will not be able to afford material drops in passenger numbers on routes already operating on thin margins,” she told Oxford Business Group.Marcel von Aulock, the chief executive of the gaming and hotels group Tsogo Sun, said the new visa regime could see the sector miss out on the growing Asian market. “This is being hampered by the changes in visa restrictions,” Von Aulock told Oxford Business Group. “In order to unlock the massive outbound tourism numbers that you can get from China, the existing visa regime is just not going to work; it must change.”The tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, acknowledged in May that the visa regulations had negatively impacted foreign tourist arrivals, noting that talks were under way within the government to address the issue.However, in spite of the challenges posed by the visa changes and the anti- immigrant protests, South Africa’s tourism industry is still forecast to post solid growth this year – a crucial performance given the headwinds the economy is facing. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the tourism sector should expand by 3.4% in 2015, well above the 2% growth predicted for the broader economy.Perhaps most important given South Africa’s need to increase job creation, the council said employment levels in the sector were set to rise from last year’s 1.5 million, with travel and tourism positioned to add another 500 000 jobs over the coming decade.Source: South Africa Year in Review 2014: This information is provided by the Oxford Business Group, the global publishing, research and consultancy firm.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

April 23, AJ Baltes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’re hoping to get things dried out enough to maybe get the wheat sidedressed this week. It is almost 70 degrees right now and it dried out pretty well over the weekend. We got three inches last Sunday and we got more rain through the week. One or two mornings we had some snow. It looks like we are supposed to get more rain and then maybe dry out a little. Down south of us it gets a little hillier and most of the wheat has been sidedressed and they have been able to get in to get some manure spread and some field work done.The cover crops are greening up but they really haven’t taken off yet. Once it gets really warm I think they will really take off. Everything seems pretty consistent with the cover crops. There were a few spots that froze out over winter but they are coming along.I was talking to a neighbor recently and he thought May 13 was when they got started last year so this is still pretty normal. We usually don’t get in much before the middle of May.We got some corn and beans sold for in the fall when the prices went up. Now I’d guess the markets will depend on what the weather does.If we don’t get the wheat sidedressed this week that will be the first thing we do when we can get back in. Then we will want to get the fertilizer spread and get started with planting as soon as it warms up enough. We have some custom lime and gypsum applications we need to work in along with everything else.We usually end up planting beans first. We have had better luck doing that.In this area, whatever the lake temperature is, the soil temperature is pretty close. I haven’t looked lately at what it is but it is pretty cold.last_img read more

SEA Games: Bata, dela Cruz bow out in English billiards

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes and Dela Cruz still have a chance to bring home a medal for the Philippines in English billiards singles on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Efren “Bata” Reyes at the billiards event in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZEfren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco dela Cruz failed to advance to the English billiards doubles quarterfinals in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.The Filipino duo fell to the Vietnamese pair of Tran Le Anh Tuan and Nguyen Thanh Binh, 0-3, after getting shut out, 90-100, 33-100, 72-100.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Read Next PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal View commentslast_img read more

Archers still seeking old form

first_imgProtesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Ben Mbala. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf you ask La Salle stalwart Ben Mbala, the Green Archers are still nowhere near their championship form from last season.“Not yet,” said the UAAP’s reigning Most Valuable Player from Cameroon. “It’s still the first round and we are still making adjustments.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Meralco takes 2-0 lead BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img “It’s pretty scary because they played really bad (against FEU),” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. “I was watching them from the start. Knowing UP and the pride that they have… [t]hey will come out strong against us.”La Salle has already scored 115 points twice this season, including in a win over National U where Mbala did not suit up.“I feel like we are going to get better sooner or later,” said Mbala. “There’s always room for improvement and we got to keep working.”The Warriors, meanwhile, are coming off a 79-60 beating by Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Green Archers hope to continue improving on Wednesday when they tangle with the struggling University of the East Warriors in UAAP Season 80 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Adamson and University of the Philippines collide at 2 p.m. with both teams looking to break their tie at fourth spot—both squads own identical 3-2 records.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFlying under the radar for most of the season, the Falcons notched back-to-back victories to emerge as a strong Final Four bet.But they will be facing a UP team raring to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Far Eastern U last Saturday. View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoTottenham Transfer Watch: Four left-backs Pochettino should target

first_imgTagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorPhillip Ekuwem FollowShare the loveHave your say Tottenham Transfer Watch: Four left-backs Pochettino should targetby Phillip Ekuwem10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDanny Rose’s performances have waned over the past season – whilst he still has it in him to put up great displays, he’s nowhere near as consistent as he once was, which has sparked concerns amongst the Tottenham faithful. Ben Davies when featuring in the squad has been decent, but not particularly impressive thus leaving Spurs with the need to sign a new left-back going into the second half of the Premier League campaign.Alex TellesPorto star Alex Telles has been linked with a host of European clubs over the past few seasons thanks to his impressive performances in the Liga Nos where he’s established himself as one of the best left-backs in the League.He’s exceptional at defending but his blistering pace and dribbling ability also allows him to make overlapping runs so he often appears like a winger in game’s where he’s been tasked with doing so due to his expansive skill set.Telles is an amazing crosser of the ball as he’s able to find his teammates in the midst of opposition players with great balls into the box.Video Courtesy of SoccerAlejandro GrimaldoAnother Liga Nos star that’s attracted a lot of attention from top European sides recently, including Tottenham’s – Alejandro Grimaldo is a pacey left-back with great awareness and positioning.The Benfica star draws parallels with his countryman, Jordi Alba, as they have similar styles of play. Grimaldo utilises his pace to get into positions that will allow him to intercept the ball – his dribbling ability also allows him to play the ball out of the back and venture forward when need be.Tottenham reportedly tried to acquire his services back in July but had a bid turned down – they could yet make another attempt out of necessity come January.Video Courtesy of ScoutNationHDPatrick Van AanholtVan Aanholt is well known in the Premier League for his pace and strength. The Dutchman is undoubtedly one of the fastest players in the entire league thus making him a key asset at Crystal Palace as he’s able to defend against other fast players who would normally have an easy time running in behind defensive set-ups.He’s been linked with moves to Juventus and Roma with Alex Sandro reportedly on his way to Chelsea and Aleksander Kolarov not getting any younger but considering Spurs’ need – Mauricio Pochettino need not look any further than Van Annholt.Video Courtesy of MPGKieran TierneyOver the past few seasons, Kieran Tierney has proven to be the best left-back in the Scottish Premier League. He’s got all the attributes of a quality left-back, he just needs the right manager and the right team for him to become a world-class player – Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham can offer that.He’s got blistering pace, and whilst he might not be particularly strong, he’s an amazing defender who’s able to read the game well and would be a great signing for Spurs.Video Courtesy of WorldOfFootballHD last_img read more

NZs new gun laws get final assent to take effect

first_imgWellington: New Zealand’s governor general on Thursday formally signed into effect sweeping gun laws outlawing military style weapons, less than a month after a man used such guns to kill 50 people and wound dozens at two mosques in Christchurch. Governor General Patsy Reddy signed the bill as police said a gun buyback program will be announced to collect the now-banned weapons. The weapons will be illegal starting at midnight, but police said a brief amnesty program will be in effect until details of the buyback are announced. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”For people who find themselves now in possession of a prohibited firearm, we ask you to please notify us,” Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Clement said. “The collection of firearms will occur at a later stage. ” He added that “for now, there is an amnesty in place and we ask people to please notify us,” he added. Anyone who retains such a weapon now faces a penalty of up to five years in prison. Exemptions allow heirloom weapons held by collectors or weapons used for professional pest control. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe House of Representatives on Wednesday passed by a final vote of 119 to 1 legislation banning the weapons after an accelerated process of debate and public submission. “The Government acted quickly to change New Zealand’s firearms laws and Police is now responsible for implementing and enforcing these new laws,” Clement said. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder. The royal commission set up to investigate issues surrounding the massacre is examining how he obtained a gun license in New Zealand and purchased weapons and ammunition. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke emotionally during the bill’s final reading of the traumatic injuries suffered by victims of the March 15 attack.last_img read more