By John BurtonLITTLE SILVER — It’s sort of a two-for-one for the borough as Monmouth County officials have agreed to repave Seven Bridges Road as it undergoes work to replace a bridge.Mayor Robert Neff Jr. said he raised the issue of doing the additional roadwork during a recent conversation with Joseph Ettore, the county’s head engineer. Officials acknowledged it has been about 19 years since the street was last paved. County roads are usually repaved every 12 to 20 years.Freeholder Director John Curley agreed with Neff and Ettore’s assessment, and Curley offered the freeholders’ support by sending a letter to borough officials to that affect, Neff said.The county’s plan is to resurface Seven Bridges Road, CR-33, from the area of Gooseneck Bridge on the Oceanport border to Rumson Road, about a 1.7-mile stretch, according to William Heine, a county spokesman.The roadway’s condition has “been kind of spotty,” Neff said, noting the potholes, cracks and faded striping running along it. Toward the Oceanport end, the road has had a tendency to flood during rainstorms, which has taken its toll. Compounding the situation, recent utility work done prior to the bridge replacement on the northern end in Little Silver has had an impact on Seven Bridges Road. “Parts of it are in pretty rough shape,” Neff said.Given the current project under way, the time that has lapsed since it was last repaved, and Little Silver’s request, county officials agreed it would be an opportune time to do the work, Heine said. “It was a good call by both parties.”The county began its $2.7 million bridge replacement project earlier this month and a portion of the road is expected to be closed for roughly six months. Contractors are replacing an aging timber bridge over Little Silver Creek Road, in the area of Point Road School.The resurfacing is expected to dovetail with the bridge replacement project and the work will be done while traffic is detoured, Heine said.The repaving is budgeted at $320,000 and is part of the county’s annual $5 million road resurfacing work that paves about 20 to 25 miles of county road, based upon current condition and age, Heine said.“It’s nice to get it all done while the bridge replacement is going forward, while the road is closed for a bit,” Neff said. “I’m happy it’s not on the dime of the Little Silver taxpayers.”
The one who was president of Real Valladolid in 1983, Pedro San Martín López, died this Friday at 85 years of age due to a fall, as reported in an official statement ‘Bodegas de Alberto’, the company he presided over, as reported by EFE. As president, San Martín lasted only three months, just the summer ones, those of the signings, a time when together with Ramón Martínez, then blanquivioleta technical secretary, the club took over the Hiring of Cendoya, Sala, Moyano, Aracil, Peña, Fonseca and Jesús Ángel López. Later, after winning Real Sociedad 4-1, he resigned on September 20, 1983 and was named Mariano Hernández, provisionally, before Gonzalo Alonso de Paz assumed, again, three more years after having been president already between 1978 and 1982.It must be remembered, however, that the transfers of the team that he won the League Cup in 1984 they were under the presidency San Martín. Later García Traid would be dismissed, replaced by Fernando Redondo, in a campaign that ended with More lifting the only title of the blanquivioletas in their history.Real Valladolid also joined the mourning after the death of Pedro San Martín López. “From the club we send to his relatives and close friends our most sincere condolences,” wrote the Pucelana entity late on Friday. Pedro San Martín, President number 17 of the entity now chaired by Ronaldo Nazario, assumed the post of president three months at the head of a new board of directors, on June 23, 1983, after the resignation of the previous president Manuel Esteban Casado, who had ceased his office on May 5 and therefore had opened the electoral process that it would end San Martín as the top president, an adventure that would not last long.
LONDON (CMC):Ex-West Indies speedster, Fidel Edwards, will undergo surgery today to deal with a broken ankle sustained here last week during a freak accident.The right-armer, who was expected to spearhead Hampshire’s attack in the English County Championship which bowled off earlier this month, broke his ankle while playing football in warm-ups ahead of the final day’s play against Yorkshire last Wednesday.He was attempting to kick the ball when his foot got stuck in the turf, causing him to fall over in pain.”Unfortunately Fidel has had a serious break and will have to undergo surgery on Tuesday,” Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket said.”It’s a real shame for him, he has been unbelievable since he has been with us and has become an extremely popular member of the club.”We will support him through his recovery and look forward to having him back in a Hampshire shirt as soon as possible. He is a class act and the team will miss him.”The 34-year-old Edwards was brilliant for the club in just a handful of matches towards the end of last season, snaring an amazing 45 wickets.Hampshire on Monday announced that Edwards’ former Windies teammate, Tino Best, would be brought in as cover.
Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon (00) goes up for a shot past Oklahoma City Thunder’s Andre Roberson during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Orlando, Flaorida. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida—Aaron Gordon never got out of control, and that made all the difference for the Magic.“I think that’s what was special about his night — he wasn’t out there trying to play superhero,” coach Frank Vogel said. “He played within himself for the most part, and as a result he shot a high percentage.”ADVERTISEMENT Fournier’s free throw with 4:22 left in the third quarter put Orlando ahead to stay.The Magic led 100-80 when Westbrook made the first of his fourth-quarter 3s, and his last one cut Orlando’s lead to 109-99 with 4:01 remaining. But Nikola Vucevic hit an open jumper and Payton sank a free throw to turn back the Thunder’s comeback attempt.Paul George scored 22 points for the Thunder, who went 0-7 on the road in November.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Gordon had 40 points and 15 rebounds Wednesday to help Orlando end a nine-game losing streak with a 121-108 win over the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder.“I was just aggressive, taking opportunities, not passing anything up. If the open pass presented itself, then I was making the right read,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGordon made 13 of 23 shots (57 percent) and scored 20 points in each half. He played the entire second half.“He played under control, that was the biggest thing,” Magic guard D.J. Augustin said. “It didn’t even look like he had that many points because he wasn’t forcing anything.” LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award James Harden has 29, Rockets down Pacers Russell Westbrook hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who lost for the fifth time in six games. Westbrook shot 7 for 10 on 3s and added 11 rebounds, five assists and five steals.“It’s my responsibility to make sure we’re ready to play on both sides of the ball,” Westbrook said. “To get us out of this funk we’ve got to lock in. That starts with me and I’ll take ownership because I’ve been here (and) I know the standards we set.”Elfrid Payton had 19 points and Evan Fournier added 16 for the Magic, who shot 59 percent in winning for the first time since Nov. 10.The Thunder went without a field goal for more than five minutes late in the third period, then went scoreless for the first 3 1/2 minutes of the fourth. They were outscored 28-5 during that span.“When the ball moves and you generate assists … you’re going to shoot a relatively high percentage,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “I thought in the second half we weren’t really able to do that consistently.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments
…as protestors picket AFC Headquarters…told VAT here to stayThe public education system is in a dire state and is being academically outperformed by private schools; hence, the need for those institutions.This is according to educator Swami Aksharananda. He made the comment while at a protest against Value Added Tax (VAT) on education on Monday in front of the Alliance For Change (AFC) headquarters.“There are many challenges in the public school system, everybody admits this. There is no one in this country who thinks that it is where it’s supposed to be…but as far as the public schools – if you have an objective analysis, we are in a dire state as far as public education is concerned and the ability to deliver education, it is very serious,” Swami Aksharananda told this publication. While addressing the media, he added that parents were choosing the private education system as opposed to the public education system mainly from a performance standpoint. He noted that private schools were most of the times outperforming the government schools in both the National Grade Six Assessment (NSGA) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.“If you look at the results of education in this country, for example the NGSA, all the top results come from private schools, which is an indication of [their better performance]. People are smart. People know where they get their results and they go there, and it is not only because people can afford, but people will make the additional sacrifice for what they consider a better value for their money,” the educator opined.When asked about the suggestion of the institutions absorbing the VAT, Swami Aksharananda, who operates the Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) – one of the country’s top performing secondary schools, explained that it was not legally possible for those institutions to do so. He added that by making that suggestion, there was now the idea of private schools making large profits and that was far from the truth.In March, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said that VAT on private education was not a move to target the institutions, rather it was a move for the Government to broaden the country’s tax base, and help fund the country’s expenditure shortfall in the 2017 $250 billion budget.A parent, Shamal Zalamuddin said he refused to pay VAT on education and noted that the tax imposition was not only on tuition fees, as it extended to all educational materials inclusive of pens, pencils and erasers. This, he notes, not only affects the private school students, but also those attending public schools as well.“There is hardly any country in the world that pays VAT on education or health services or social services. My son goes to a private school, yes; I paid his fees today without paying any VAT. I am not going to pay the VAT and if they (the school) rebel, then I am prepared to take him out and I am prepared to home-school him,” Zalamuddin told reporters.The protesters told the media that they chose to exercise their constitutional right in front of the AFC headquarters, since they were informed of an executive meeting at the office. They also noted that there were some members of the AFC who were sympathetic to their plight, so they were seeking an audience with them.During the protest, AFC representatives from the office went out and engaged the protesters, informing them that they would have to be protesting for the next three terms. One representative said that the protesters would have to remain there since the VAT on education was there to stay. He added that although he was an AFC Youth Executive, he had protested against the parking meter project, but supported the imposition of VAT on education.After failed attempts to contact AFC Leader and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, Guyana Times contacted the party’s former head, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, for an update on the party’s position on the tax imposition only to be told: “I don’t speak to the Guyana Times, y’all are asses.”Parliamentary supportMeanwhile, the AFC will be put to the test when the parliamentary Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) tables a motion to repeal the 14 per cent VAT on private education at the upcoming sitting of the National Assembly on May 8.Expectations are high that the junior partner in the coalition APNU/AFC Administration would now support the motion, given its solidarity with stakeholders who have for weeks been calling on Government to remove the education tax.Cabinet recently ruled that the VAT on private education would remain for the rest of the year, but it would be reviewed for the 2018 National Budget.The AFC has signalled its intention to challenge Government’s collective decision and push for an earlier review.
0Shares0000Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique came through Barca’s youth system but moved to United, aged 17, before struggling with homesickness during four difficult years at Old Trafford © AFP/File / Pau BarrenaBARCELONA, Spain, Mar 23 – Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has told how his career was kickstarted by a rant from Roy Keane and then given a new lease of life when Alex Ferguson let him leave Manchester United.Pique came through Barca’s youth system but moved to United, aged 17, before struggling with homesickness during four difficult years at Old Trafford. Now a World Cup champion and four-time Champions League winner, Pique has explained how at United his phone once went off in the changing room, prompting Keane to let loose.“It’s dead quiet. All of a sudden, you could hear this little vibration. Very soft,” Pique told the Players’ Tribune.“I realise it’s me. It’s my cell phone. I left it on vibrate, and it’s in the pocket of my pants, stuffed in the clothes bag that’s hanging right behind Roy’s head.”Pique continued: “He screams out to everybody, ‘Whose phone is that?!’ Silence. He asks again. Silence. He asks a third time. ‘Whose. Bloody. F*****g. Phone. Is. That?!’ Finally, I spoke up, like a little boy. Very softly, I said, ‘I’m so sorry. It’s mine.’”Pique added: “Roy lost his mind! He went nuts in front of everybody! It was incredible. I almost shit myself. But it was a good lesson.”With Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand ahead of him, Pique never managed to hold down a place at United and, in 2008, Ferguson sanctioned his return to Barcelona.“I was honest with him (Ferguson),” Pique said. “I said, ‘Listen, I feel like I’ve lost your trust. Barcelona is my home. I want to go back. I hope you will let me go.’”Pique thought he would face his boyhood team when United then drew Barca in the Champions League but, before the semi-final, Ferguson paid a visit to the defender’s hotel room.“I knew something was going on, because he never came to see players before the match,” Pique said.“I opened the door and he said, ‘Gerard, I regret to inform you that I can’t play you today. The deal is almost done. If I play you, and you have a bad game, they’ll say it’s because you’re headed to Barcelona. So I can’t put you in. I just want you to know why.’“The truth is, I was pretty devastated. Even though I wanted to go home, I was ready to give everything for United and Sir Alex in that match. It was my dream to play at the Camp Nou in the Champions League.“It hurt very badly. But in the end, Sir Alex made the right decision.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Once I knew my girls were safe, my next concern was my Gramma. She lived alone, but thankfully only a couple of miles away. Fearing the worst, I was relieved to find the only casualty was the fall of one knickknack. Later that evening when my dad stopped by to check on his granddaughters, he asked if I heard where the epicenter was. My answer, partly in jest was, “Under this house.” As I was feeding my 2 1/2-month-old daughter, with my 3-year-old daughter seated next to me on the couch,I saw a bright flash of light. Being a native Californian I am no stranger to earthquakes, but the rumbling that ensued was the likes of nothing I had ever experienced. The sounds of glass breaking and appliances shifting off their foundations were unbelievably unnerving. I’m not sure if it was the fact that it had been several years since I felt the uncertainty that comes with an earthquake, or if my motherly instincts were on overdrive, but all I could think to do was use my body to shield my daughters and wait for the post-earthquake quiet. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal-based agribusiness Donegal Investment Group Plc. has announced it will discontinue the payment of dividends to its shareholders ‘for the foreseeable future’.The group will be switching payments to a more ‘tax efficient form of a share buy-back programme’ – as revealed at the Company AGM this week.Donegal Investment Group, formerly known as Donegal Creameries, reported a significant improvement in performance of the seed potato business in the 8 month period to the 31st August 2016 as well as continued progress in the food-agri division. The Company’s Annual General Meeting was held yesterday at the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.The group has operations across Ireland, the U.K., Holland, France and Brazil and conducts business in the produce, food-agri and property sectors.Geoffrey Vance, the company’s chairman, said that the Group’s overall performance was on plan for the new financial year to 31 August 2017 where the first six months has delivered adjusted earnings per share of 30.1c.Mr Vance stated that due to the seasonal nature of the Group’s seed potato business and animal feeds business the first six months trading represents a materially significant element of the Group’s full year performance. Turnover from continuing operations increased by 3.3% delivering adjusted earnings per share of 10.9c.Mr Ian Ireland, Managing Director, said he expected adjusted earnings per share of 30c to 32c per share for the full year.“The Board remains optimistic about the global potential of the Group’s Produce business, the high growth being delivered in the Group’s speciality dairy business and the ability of the rest of the Group’s businesses and assets to provide cash,” the AGM statement said.All resolutions were approved by shareholders at the AGM.Donegal Investment Group ends dividend payments to shareholders was last modified: May 25th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal INvestment Group
REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars smart causal gameday cracker targets RANKED Latest Leicester City News silverware Soyuncu, 22, was linked with a move to Arsenal earlier this summer but the Gunners were put off by the German club’s £35m valuation.However, Leicester would like to keep Maguire even if they can get both deals wrapped up.They have Wes Morgan, Yohan Benalouane and Jonny Evans, who arrived at the King Power Stadium this summer. Maguire excelled at the World Cup this summer Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade getty Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Harry Maguire is reportedly still hoping he can finalise his move to Manchester United before the summer transfer window deadline tomorrow.However, according to Sky sources, United’s move for Jerome Boateng is also in the pipeline as the Foxes turned down an offer of £60million for Maguire. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade shining England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Told reports that Jerome Boateng turned down a move to Man United for football reasons are wide of the mark. Boateng wants to move to United and Jose Mourinho wants to sign him. Maguire also still hoping United will sign him. One source says £60m bid already turned down.— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 8, 2018Harry Maguire ‘would be crazy not to make Manchester United move happen’ – talkSPORT toldAnd it seems the 2015/16 Premier League champions could be preparing for life without Maguire, with reports emerging that Leicester are on the verge of signing two centre-backs.Croatia Under-21 international Filip Benkovic had a medical on Monday ahead of a £13.5m move from Dinamo Zagreb.The Foxes are also close to striking a deal worth £22.5m including add-ons for Freiburg’s Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu. 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January