Start of the Kortney’s Challenge Road Race at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport on Sunday Aug. 26. The Kortney Rose Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to support research and education related to the treatment and cure of pediatric brain tumors. The race was a 2-mile fun run/walk.
By Joseph SapiaBoth candidates for Monmouth County sheriff, Republican incumbent Shaun Golden and Democrat challenger Jeff Cantor, agree the most pressing issue in this race is heroin abuse.Golden, 49, who has been sheriff for seven years and an undersheriff two years before that, is using an approach of direct law enforcement and education.His office is providing education for both adults and youth, including the “Reach For Your Dreams” program in which recovering addicts meet with students from seventh grade to high school and help organize youth anti-drug use activities.The Sheriff’s Office also works with pharmacists to recognize fake prescriptions. It has partnered with other law enforcement agencies to organize unwanted prescription drug drop-offs for proper disposal. Under Golden’s tenure the office has added six narcotics-sniffing dogs.“It’s a multi-prong approach,” said Golden, a former police officer in Toms River and Colts Neck.Cantor, 50, said, if elected, he would form a joint task force that would incorporate law enforcement, recovering addicts, counselors, doctors and pharmaceutical companies.“There’s not a comprehensive strategy,” said Cantor, who has been a member of the Marlboro Township Council for 12 years. “It really comes down to treatment, recovery and education. It’s a growing problem, everyone’s affected by this problem.”The sheriff’s office performs a number of roles: law enforcement, running the county jail in Freehold Township, operating emergency services dispatching, providing security at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold, and running county-wide emergency management.Jeff CantorCantor, a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, also wants to form another unit, one focused on dealing with terrorism. Cantor said he was concerned with “soft targets,” such as boardwalks, movie theaters, railroad stations and houses of worship. The unit would recommend ways these various locales could secure themselves, do patrols and be made aware of explosives.“The whole purpose is to keep our children and families safe,” said Cantor, chief operating officer for Gladius Health.Golden said his office is already dealing with domestic and foreign terrorist threats. The Sheriff’s office is using license plate readers to see if vehicles are associated with criminal activity; security cameras; working jointly with municipalities; and teaching private groups how to recognize suspicious activity.Cantor suggested a more cohesive operational approach, one incorporating emergency management, communications, firefighting, emergency medical services and private entities to work together to mitigate problems before they happen.“Then, you can focus on applying resources to these problem spots,” Cantor said.About 25 towns, or more than 100 emergency response agencies, use the Sheriff’s 911 telephone system, Golden said. But Cantor said the communications system needs to be improved, including regional dispatchers needing to better understand local areas and better communication equipment for emergency responders.Golden pointed to various accomplishments in his office, such as a Special Needs Registry for tracking people with autism, dementia, or physical disabilities. Dispatchers and personnel responding to emergencies at an address with a special needs person will know the situation they are walking into and how to deal with it if the person is in the registry.During 2012’s Super Storm Sandy, 72,000 people were evacuated and 5,000 sheltered, with no loss of life, Golden said.“We’ve done a lot,” said Golden, an adjunct professor at Monmouth University. “We’re moving right along.”Cantor questioned Golden serving as sheriff, whose budget is determined by the county Board of Freeholders, and serving as county Republican chairman, who oversees the campaigns of the all-GOP freeholder board.“He controls the freeholders and they control his budget,” Cantor said.
Sure it would be nice to knock off the perennial favourite in the first round of the playoffs, but that has been a hurdle the Nelson Leafs have failed to accomplish since the years of Simon Wheeldon behind the bench.So the goal for the Green and White in the next three weeks has to be win as many games needed to overtake the Grand Forks Border Bruins for third spot in the Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.Third place would keep the Leafs away from the hottest team in the KIJHL during the Murdoch Semi Finals, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.
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0Shares0000Egypt’s forward Mohamed Salah (L) takes a free kick to score a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match against Ghana in Port-Gentil on January 25, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 16- Fuelled by the adrenaline rush of clinching Egypt’s first World Cup berth in 28 years, Mohamed Salah has set his sights on rescuing Liverpool’s spluttering Champions League campaign.After drawing their opening two Champions League matches, Liverpool have no margin for error when they face Maribor in Slovenia on Tuesday. Fortunately for under pressure Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, in Salah they have the man for the big occasion.Salah was the key figure as Egypt enjoyed a dramatic 2-1 win against Congo last week that booked their return to the World Cup for the first time since 1990.The 25-year-old sparked wild scenes of celebration across Egypt when he converted the decisive penalty five minutes into stoppage-time.The Liverpool winger had given Egypt the lead on the hour with a cool finish, but Congo almost spoiled the party when Arnold Bouka equalised two minutes from full time.Mahmoud Hassan was brought down in the area with just seconds left and Salah stepped up to score the penalty that clinched their place in Russia next year.Salah became an instant national hero and has already had a school from his hometown of Basyoun renamed in his honour.“That was to me a dream come true, whether as a footballer or an Egyptian citizen and fan. I’m proud I made the Egyptians happy,” Salah said of the epic victory.“When I stepped up to take the penalty, I didn’t think of anything but scoring and winning the game.“The most difficult moment in my life was when the fans fell silent following Congo’s equaliser but thank God we finally realised a childhood dream of my own.”Salah’s heroics for Egypt maintained his impressive revival since being sold by Chelsea in 2016 and now he is focused on sparking more jubilant scenes — this time on Merseyside.Since joining Liverpool for a then club record £39 million ($51 million, 43 million euros) from Roma in June, Salah has quickly won over the doubters with six goals in 12 appearances.– Maturity –Liverpool’s midfielder Mohamed Salah controls the ball during the English Premier League football match against Burnley September 16, 2017That fine form is a far cry from his time at Chelsea, where he scored just twice in 19 appearances before being sold by then boss Jose Mourinho.Mourinho felt Salah’s slender frame was ill suited to the frenetic Premier League and twice loaned him out to Fiorentina and Roma.But Salah was reborn after making a permanent move to Rome.Thriving in a league where obdurate defending has been turned into an art form was a huge boost to Salah’s confidence and that, combined with his growing maturity off the pitch, convinced Klopp to bring him to Anfield.Klopp isn’t the only one dazzled by Salah’s potent combination of poise and pace, with Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry claiming he has the potential to be one of the world’s best.“I don’t think it’s about proving anything to Mourinho, but proving to the Liverpool fans that you are this guy, that you can be a player like (Philippe) Coutinho,’ Henry said recently.“For me, he is special, he has something special. He will be a special player for Liverpool.“I like the fact that he is direct. We don’t have a lot of players like that in the game anymore.“And yes, people will say sometimes that he needs four opportunities to score a goal.“When he is able to finish all the opportunities he has then he will be more than lethal for this club.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
A young builder who took up dealing drugs after he lost his job was caught with more than €1,500 of cannabis when stopped by Gardai.Cain Crossan, 23, was caught by Gardai in a car in Porthall, Lifford on March 26th last. Garda Inspector Barry Doyle told Letterkenny District Court that Crossan was caught with a total of 12 clear bags of cannabis herb.Gardai believes they were ‘deal bags’ and were for sale or supply and were valued at €1,540.Inspector Doyle said Mr Crossan, of Glenfad, Porthall, Lifford, who has no previous convictions, was very co-operative when arrested and admitted the drugs were for sale or supply.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he was labouring on a site four weeks previously but the site had closed down.He said he had learned a solitary lesson after being introduced to the drugs business by “so-called friends.”He asked JUdge Paul Kelly if he would consider adjourning the case for a Probation Report which Judge Kelly agreed to.The case was adjourned until June 26th.Man began dealing drugs after he lost his building job was last modified: April 25th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:courtdealingdonegaldrugsGardaiLifford
UPDATED: Gardaí in Ballyshannon have confirmed that a man has died and one person been injured in a road traffic accident.They say they are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Brenter (N56), Dunkineely at approximately 10.45pm last night.“A van and a car were in collision at the above location resulting in the death of the 30 year old male driver of the van,” said a garda spokesman. “The 21 year old male driver of the car was injured.“The deceased was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place today.“The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.”Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071-9858530, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station. Gardai are also investigating a car crash outside Stranorlar yesterday afternoon; the road was closed for a time whilst gardai helped clear the road. VAN DRIVER DIES IN CO DONEGAL CRASH was last modified: May 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:VAN DRIVER DIES IN CO DONEGAL CRASH
SANTA CLARITA – With the legal impasse that has blocked development of the Whittaker-Bermite property near resolution, local leaders are looking forward to the filling 996 acres of prime real estate in the Santa Clarita’s center with homes, roads and business, and perhaps bridge the city’s east and west halves. An Arizona bankruptcy court is overseeing the last phases of settlement from Remedial Financial Inc., the Phoenix-based owner of the contaminated property off Soledad Canyon Road that went belly-up in 2004, before it could fulfill promises of clean-up and development. A legal resolution means the property could be up for bid in early 2006, a toxic piece of real estate that could prove a gold mine for builders with the right mix of pollution remediation and urban planning know-how. Irvine-based SunCal Cos. and North Carolina-based Cherokee Investment Partners are among the suitors. Officials at both companies could not be reached for comment, but for the city of Santa Clarita – eager to bring private investment into this troubled property – a settlement couldn’t come soon enough. “Any development team coming in will want a very expedited process,” Hardy said. “We certainly want to see the remediation of the soil and the ground water to be expedited. That needs to happen prior to any productive re-use of the property. That’s been the biggest driver of this site.” The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has been monitoring the decontamination effort – led by Whittaker since RFI’s bankruptcy – for several years. Meantime, the Castaic Lake Water Agency is leading groundwater clean-up. Filters were installed last month at shallow alluvial well, with Whittaker contributing $500,000 to the effort. But complete restoration of local groundwater supply could cost more than $15.3 million. The property was a money sink for RFI, which bought the property in 1999 for $15 million. Officials said they spent more than $25 million to clean before putting it back on the market in 2002. The company had said they were stymied by a City Council that refused to amend the old Porta Bella plan to suit their needs. It filed for bankruptcy in 2004. Former City Councilwoman Jo Anne Darcy, who served from incorporation in 1987 until 2002, recalled differently. “I was skeptical from the beginning, only because I didn’t know about the company,” she said in a recent interview. “It always makes the flares go up if it’s too good to be true. I’m not disparaging developers either. “Our main concerns then are still the same. We don’t want to have heavy development. We don’t want it to impact the traffic directly, and we want to make sure the water is clean and safe.” To be successful, Darcy said developers who dare to take on the site must consider what the city needs now in housing, industrial space and roads. “When they make a cross-valley road, you’re going to cut your property in half,” she said. “You don’t want to do it too badly. You’re going to have all that traffic noise. It’s got to be sized in comparison to the surrounding area and the number of people who are going to be there. “If they do it right, considering that this is a family community, I’m sure it’s going to be a big success. You don’t want to overdo it.” Barbara Wampole, vice chairwoman of the environmental group Friends of the Santa Clara River, said city leaders should emphasize open space. She cited the failure last month of the proposed $25-a-year park and open space assessment, which 60 percent of local property owners voted down. “If they are going to have family housing, they better have greenbelts for people to recreate,” she said. The measure was intended to collect about $1.46 million a year to buy, maintain and develop parkland and open space. The city has a stated goal of providing 5 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents – or a total 800 acres – though currently boasts only 220 acres of recreation parks. “They just lost their open space measure,” Wampole said. “The city is now more challenged to find ways to design open space in its future. It’s important to remember that the city is still far behind what it ought to be in open space dedication for parks. We would like to see open space available in the middle of the community.” Wampole envisions a central park on the property that’s more New York City than Saugus. “I think about a square mile in Manhattan,” she said. “I don’t think about playing fields. I think about a park with wooded areas that really function to bring people close to natural habitats.” The city’s population is expected to grow from the current 167,000 to more than 187,000 by 2010, according to Southern California Association of Governments projections. “Everybody talks about anticipating increased growth,” Wampole said. “If the community has to grow in some direction, they’re going to have to build more intensely in the middle of the city. “If that happens here and we find ourselves without community parks, it will be obvious someone in the city is not thinking about the future.” — Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “I think our city has been very clear that the remediation and the development of this property is a high priority,” said Lisa Hardy, the city’s planning manager. “There is a major roadway infrastructure that extends through the property, and it’s the geographic center of our city.” An existing development plan the city approved in 1995 – Porta Bella – was a non-starter under RFI and previous owner Whittaker Corp., though the entitlements are still in effect, Hardy said. But any attempts to revive the decade-old project would face city scrutiny. “We’ve made it very clear that we want a very collaborative land-use planning process to occur, that would involve the community and the city as well,” she said. “The intent is to explore an alternative land-use plan for the property with the developer, that’s better reflective with the city’s needs today.” Porta Bella featured a business park, a major east-west road and nearly 3,000 homes slated for the former rocket testing and explosives manufacturing site, which operated for more than 50 years until Whittaker closed it in 1987. But potential builders – as part of the city’s existing development agreement – must deal with a legacy of contamination by heavy metals and solvents such as perchlorate before construction takes place. The chemical, which has been linked to thyroid problems, has seeped into area groundwater and forced the capping of at least six drinking wells.
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It’s no secret that Oracle and SAP have been at each others’ throats for years. For a long period SAP was considered the undisputed king of the world’s largest corporate ERP accounts. But while SAP’s innovation stagnated, Oracle’s inorganic-growth strategy of never-ending acquisitions turned it a very serious challenger to SAP. The competition between the two companies has intensified and grown white hot over recent months.The customer perspective of Oracle has also been changing over the past several years. A June 5th Wall Street Journal article cites a survey taken by Wellesley, Mass research firm Nucleus Research which found that when 56 executives (29 of which were SAP customers and 27 of which were Oracle) were asked whether the customer got a “positive return on investment”, 93% of the Oracle customers said ‘yes’ compared to only 41% of the SAP customers.Oracle trumped SAP in all categories:Project completed on timeProject completed on budgetCustomer would recommend the software to peersSAP disputed the results saying that interviewing only 29 of their 26,000 customers wasn’t sufficiently large to draw any conclusions from. The SAP spokesperson called the study “junk science”.But one thing is clear, Oracle is aggressively attacking SAP on all fronts, and since March, the attack now also includes the courts. On March 22 Oracle sued SAP saying that SAP had broken into Oracle’s website and illegally downloaded Oracle software. Oracle is suing for copyright infringement and breach of contract.Oracle’s suit also alleges that the SAP division called TomorrowNow took Oracle-copyrighted material and supplied it to SAP customers. Oracle is charging that TomorrowNow engaged in a “deliberate, systematic and illegal scheme to acess, copy, use and distribute Oracle’s copyrighted software products and related materials” in violation of federal and state law.Meanwhile rumors are flying that Oracle is acquiring SAP stock with the intent of acquiring it. That’s unlikely though since today Oracle’s capitalization is around $100 billion while SAP’s market capitalization is about $59 billion. Anyone attempting to buy SAP would need to pay a premium that might bring the pricetag up to nearly $70 billion, more than two-thirds Oracle’s capitalization. Oracle would find it difficult to control the merged entity.Where this will all lead is anyone’s guess. But it is very likely that the headlines surrounding the Oracle-SAP rivalry aren’t going to go away any time soon.