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CARICOM countries benefiting more from US trade pact

first_img Tweet NewsRegional CARICOM countries benefiting more from US trade pact by: – January 6, 2012 Sharing is caring! The latest Caribbean Basin Initiative report shows significant gains for CARICOM exporters to the United States.WASHINGTON, United States– As more Central American countries opt out of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) trade pact with the United States, more Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are witnessing export surges.Trinidad and Tobago has become the leading source of United States imports entering under the CBI tariff preferences, displacing the Dominican Republic, according to the latest report issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative.In the “Ninth Report to Congress on the operations of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act 2011” , the United States imported US$2.2 billion under CBI tariff preferences from Trinidad and Tobago in 2010, an increase of 43.8 per cent from 2009.“Imports under CBI tariff preferences from Trinidad and Tobago are dominated by petroleum and methanol and 75 per cent of imports of these two goods entered under CBI provisions in 2010.“U.S. imports of petroleum under CBI tariff preferences increased in value in 2010 because of both higher volume and higher prices. U.S. imports of methanol increased in value mainly because of higher prices.”The report noted that Haiti became the second leading source of U.S. imports entering under CBI tariff preferences in 2009 after Costa Rica left CBI.It said that apparel accounts for over 90 per cent of U.S. imports from Haiti and almost all imports of apparel from Haiti enter under CBTPA or the two HOPE Acts. Imports of apparel from Haiti at preferential tariff rates increased nearly 26 per cent in 2009, as utilization of preferences under the HOPE Acts became established.The report noted that the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti slowed the growth of imports of apparel under preferential tariffs to 0.7 per cent in 2010, but such imports surged 46 per cent in the January–August 2011 period compared to same period in 2010.Since Costa Rica left the CBI in 2009, Haiti has become the source of virtually all imports of apparel from CBI countries.The Bahamas replaced Jamaica as the third leading source of U.S. imports entering under CBI tariff preferences in 2010 as imports of fuel ethanol from Jamaica plummeted and imports of apparel from Jamaica declined.“Jamaica had been the major U.S. source of fuel ethanol in past years, but market conditions in 2009 and 2010 radically changed the profitability of fuel ethanol production in Jamaica, and there were no imports of fuel ethanol from Jamaica from March 2010 to June 2011,” the report noted.It said that after several years of decline, there were no U.S. imports of apparel from Jamaica under CBI tariff preferences in 2010.The United States continues to have a small amount of bilateral trade with many of the Caribbean economies.“While the overall value of imports is small, imports under CBI tariff preferences account for relatively significant proportions of total U.S. imports from these countries. Cane sugar, non-monetary gold, orange juice, papayas, and electrical machinery were some of the leading categories of CBI- imports from the smaller Caribbean economies,” the report noted.The Office of the United States Trade Representative said that although the CBI was initially envisioned as a programme to facilitate the economic development and export diversification of the Caribbean Basin economies, U.S. export growth to the region has been a “welcome corollary benefit”.It said that the value of total U.S. exports to CBI countries fell 38.4 per cent in 2009, but rose 27.6 per cent in 2010.When only 2010 beneficiaries are considered, U.S. exports decreased 21.5 per cent in 2010. Collectively, at US$18.5 billion, the CBI region ranked 16th among U.S. export destinations in 2010 and absorbed 1.7 per cent of total U.S. exports to the world.“Panama, The Bahamas, the Netherlands Antilles, and Trinidad and Tobago were the principal markets for U.S. products in 2010, accounting for 72 per cent of U.S. exports to the CBI region in 2010,” the report said, noting that the United States exports a broad range of products to the CBI region.In 2010, the leading categories included refined petroleum products, aircraft, jewellery and jewellery parts, rice, and corn.Caribbean 360 News 8 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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Tharaka Nithi Governor surrenders to EACC over Ksh 34M graft case

first_imgAccording to EACC, the project was procured, implemented and commissioned without an Environmental Impact Assessment and license from the National Environment and Management Authority.Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challenges“The fraud at the County, Government was perpetrated by the county officials at the Procurement Department and Finance Department who disregarded the procurement laws and procedures,” said DPP Haji.Also Read  2/3rd gender headache: Maraga calls for dissolution of Parliament“Due to the fraud involved in winning the tender, Westomaxx Investments Limited fraudulently acquired the said amount of Ksh 34M from the County Government of Tharaka Nithi.”Also Read  Uhuru extends curfew ahead of his address Tuesday next weekThose to be arraigned alongside Governor Njuki are Fridah Muthoni Murungi (Chief Officer Environment and Natural Resources), Floridah Kiende Nyigwah (Acting Director Procurement) and Murithi Njue (Finance Officer).The DPP in finality said he was satisfied with the recommendations of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on the involvement of the governor in the tender award. According to DPP, Westomaxx Investments Limited, a company that had submitted fraudulent documents was awarded the tender at a cost of Ksh 34,998,500.00.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki has surrendered to the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission.Njuki surrendered on Monday morning and arrived at EACC headquarters in Nairobi for processing.The embattles Governors surrender comes just days after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji ordered his arrest over the irregular award of a Ksh 34M tender.last_img read more

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Decatur County Health Officer issues guideline for gatherings

first_imgDecatur County, IN—In a press release from the Decatur County Health Department, Dr. Alunday, the Health Officer for Decatur County has issued a guideline based on the recommendations of The Indiana State Department of Health [ISDH], the Decatur County Health Department, with the powers authorized by IC 16-20-21 and 16-20-1-24, immediately orders the following for the next 30 days, unless extended:Non-essential gatherings of 250 people or more should be postponed or canceled. This includes any event or gathering of people who are in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, cafeteria, church, stadium, arena, large conference room, or meeting hall. This would include gatherings such as concerts, conferences, social and community events.Smaller, non-essential gatherings held in venues which do not allow social distancing of six (6) feet per person should be postponed or canceled.If an event cannot be canceled or postponed, institute the following precautionary measures:Use phones or video conferencing to reduce the number attending and the need for close interactions;Stagger activities or add frequency of an event to spread out attendance;Encourage those in a high-risk group to not attend the event;Attendees must stay home if they have a fever and/or respiratory symptoms;Practice social distancing, such as adding distance between where individuals sit or stand around tables, and also limit the number of people in lines;Avoid direct physical contact with others, such as hand-shaking, holding hands, and hugging.Event organizers should:Explore alternative site design and set-up;Prop doors open to avoid touching;Increase ventilation within the facility;Increase the number of hygiene stations;Clean frequently touched surfaces, such as handrails and countertops, during the event.For those who attend the event, recommend they take the following precautions to prevent possible transmission of the COVID-19 before, during, and after the event:Wash hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;Cough and sneeze into the elbow or into a tissue;Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.Certain activities are essential to the functioning of our county and must continue. The goal of this order is to prevent people from being together unnecessarily where viruses can be easily spread to others. This guidance does not apply to essential activities or services. Hence, this guidance does not apply to the workplace, essential public transportation and travel, or shopping.last_img read more

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Guzan: Villa ready for physical Stoke

first_imgBrad Guzan insists Aston Villa’s players will not be bullied when they tackle the physical challenge posed by Stoke in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash at the Britannia Stadium. He continued: “It’s high tempo, high energy. We want to make it difficult for them. Stoke are a big team, we’ll have to go there, be confident and make sure we win those battles. It won’t be easy but we’ll definitely be ready for it. “It’s a man’s game and you have to be a man about it, win balls in the air, whatever it may be. “We have to be ready to compete. That’s what the Premier League is all about.” Villa are bottom of the Fair Play League and have accumulated 65 bookings and two red cards this season, but Guzan can take positives from that statistic. “That’s the competitive nature,” he said. “You never want to see guys get booked but it’s about fighting and showing that competitive spirit. “I’m sure there are some reckless ones in there but that’s not going to change the way we play. “There’s a competitive spirit we have in the dressing room where we fight for each other – and fight for the shirt.” Manager Paul Lambert admitted last week that Villa “are not the biggest team” and he joked “we’ve got one player over six feet tall, the rest are three feet, nine inches tall!” But Villa stood up to be counted when they matched the Potters in a goalless draw in December and goalkeeper Guzan knows the same attitude will be required on Saturday. The United States international said: “Every game is physical and the more that we can get into team’s faces and make it difficult for them to play, the better it is for us.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Recapping Syracuse’s 2nd-straight undefeated regular season in the ACC

first_imgNo. 12 Syracuse (7-5, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) finished the season undefeated in conference play for the second-consecutive season. The Orange started the season predicted to finish fourth in conference play, but enters the ACC Tournament on Friday as the top seed down in Charlottesville, Virginia.SU opens play on Friday at 8:30 against No. 4 Virginia (10-4, 1-3), and should the Orange win that, it would play the winner of No. 2 Duke (12-2, 3-1) and No. 3 Notre Dame (6-5, 1-3). Here is how the Orange fared against those opponents this season.Virginia – March 4, 2018 – Charlottesville, Virginia – Syracuse 12, Virginia 11Both teams entered the contest coming off of impressive home wins. The Orange narrowly took down Army in triple overtime while the Cavaliers escaped a battle against Princeton with a three-goal victory.While Virginia started hot in the first few minutes, Syracuse soon found its groove on both sides of the ball. After falling down 3-1 midway through the first quarter, Syracuse dominated the next 40 minutes, rattling off a 9-2 run to take a commanding 10-5 lead in the opening minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textVirginia then stormed back in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 11, before Tucker Dordevic scored the game-winning goal with just 13 seconds remaining. The freshmen paced the Orange that Sunday with four goals, twice as many as he had scored in the team’s first three games. And in his first start, filling in for the injured Tyson Bomberry at defense, Brett Kennedy notched two goals and was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week.The two teams may enter Friday’s contest with a bit of bad blood. The first matchup ended in a fight after Nate Solomon delivered a late hit to Virginia goalie Alex Rode, resulting in a suspension for the following game.Duke – March 24, 2018 – Durham, North Carolina – Syracuse 15, Duke 14Syracuse and Duke each entered the game with momentum riding in opposite directions. Syracuse suffered two straight losses at the hands of Johns Hopkins and Rutgers, while Duke was winners of four-straight, including a win at Loyola.Despite Duke appearing as heavy favorites pregame, this game was close throughout. The largest lead for either team came in the third quarter when Syracuse took a 10-7 lead.Much of the game failed to turn out as expected on paper. Duke entered the contest one of the worst faceoff teams in the country, but won 20 of 32 against the Orange. And while SU turned the ball over 22 times a week before against Rutgers, the Orange had just eight against Duke. Instead it was the Blue Devils, who normally took care of the ball better than most teams in the country, who gave Syracuse opportunities.Despite trailing for most of the game, Duke rallied to take a 13-11 lead, that held until there were under five minutes left in the final frame. Nick Martin proved to be the hero at the faceoff X, coming in and winning five straight to close out the game. During that time, the Orange ran off four goals while limiting Duke to just one, to close out the game 15-14 on the road for the team’s biggest win of the season.Notre Dame – March 31, 2018 – Syracuse, New York – Syracuse 10, Notre Dame 6Syracuse knocked off Duke only one week prior to its matchup against Notre Dame, while the Fighting Irish had won three of their last four, with wins against Denver, Virginia and Ohio State.The first half of the game went back and forth, as the two teams were tied just minutes into the opening minutes of the third quarter, but from that point on, Syracuse dominated. The Orange closed the game on a 5-1 run to take down the Fighting Irish at home, and advanced to 3-0 in ACC-play.Syracuse won this contest with stout defense. After a 13-save performance, where he allowed just six goals against the then-No. 7 team in the country, Dom Madonna earned NCAA Lacrosse Player of the Week honors, and SU’s man-down defense proved stellar. The Orange held Notre Dame scoreless in eight man-up opportunities. Plus defender Nick Mellen limited UND’s top scorer, Ryder Garnsey, to just one assist and no goals. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edulast_img read more

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Brandon Ingram ready to take lead for Lakers, even if Lonzo Ball is the star

first_imgThat tale has already found a home in Lakers lore, and helps explain the most dramatic change in Ingram.He’s confident.Ingram acknowledged that he “wanted to show more” throughout a rookie season in which he averaged just 9.4 points per game and was narrowly voted to the All-Rookie second team. He started the season on the bench and often looked out of place against more physical NBA players.“I think it helped me for the better though,” Ingram said. “It was kind of a learning season for me. It made me more hungry to work even harder this summer to be the best I can be this year.”Now, most around the Lakers believe Ingram is ready to grow into the expectations that awaited him when they made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft.“I see how hard he works every single day,” Coach Luke Walton said. “How committed he is to this game. I’m under the belief that he’s going to be over time one of the better perimeter players in our league.”After declaring him untouchable in trades last spring, Magic Johnson has already stated that Ingram should lead the Lakers in scoring, comparing the tandem of Ingram and Ball to himself and James Worthy.“There was nobody in basketball like James Worthy being out on that wing,” Johnson said. “It is going to be the same with those two guys.”Grandiose expectations are the norm for high draft picks. Just ask No. 2 pick Ball, whose early Lakers tenure has been so sensationalized that his exploits in scrimmages have become news. Or D’Angelo Russell, who now finds himself in Brooklyn, despite averaging 14.3 points over two seasons.Walton wants to insulate Ingram from that pressure, even telling him his emergence as a star “doesn’t need to happen right now.”According to most projections, the Lakers are at least a year away from making a push for a playoff spot, giving Ingram time to make the kind of incremental improvements that made his first full professional summer, in the eyes of most, such a success.“You can tell he worked out this summer,” veteran teammate Corey Brewer said. “He’s stronger and he worked on his shot. He just needs reps. Once he gets out there and starts playing he’s only going to get better.”Added Brewer: “In my mind, he should have a breakout year. It’s his team.”Ingram’s demeanor belies his intensity. General Manager Rob Pelinka described Ingram as “fiercely competitive.”“A lot of the pickup games,” Pelinka said. “He’s the guy that’s going at you and trying to take you over.”When Ingram was asked Friday about playing with Ball on the team that won all three of its scrimmages the night before, Ingram replied, “Whether he was on my team or not yesterday we were going to go 3-0.”It’s that rising confidence, and the belief within the organization that Ingram’s skill set and productivity will match, that makes him just as key not only to the Lakers’ on-court success this season, but to their chances of attracting LeBron James and Paul George as free agents next summer.Ingram doesn’t seem to mind that it’s Ball who absorbs most of the pressure to save the Lakers or that it’s Ball who was labeled by Johnson as the “new face” of the franchise immediately after the draft. It suits his personality.“I like that,” Ingram said.Ball is well suited for the spotlight. Ingram works best in the shadows, after he’s been locked out of the gym. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersYet, Ingram’s physique, chiseled in sessions with the new Lakers strength and conditioning staff as well as a personal trainer, might not even be the most striking transformation of his summer.Teammates have singled out the soft-spoken scorer as a vocal leader on defense; unthinkable a year ago, when reporters would put their microphones right under his nose so they could catch his utterances.“I thought he was quiet, too,” rookie Lonzo Ball said, “but he’s not quiet at all.”Ingram reworked his jump shot and put in so many hours at the practice facility that the coaches had to tell him to stay away.“Sometimes,” he confessed, “I snuck in.” PreviousBrandon Ingram is photographed during the Lakers media day event at their new training facility in El Segundo on Monday, September 25, 2017. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Most around the Lakers believe forward Brandon Ingram is ready to grow into the expectations that awaited him when the Lakers made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft. (Photo by Ethan Miller, Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Lakers’ Brandon Ingram tries to block a shot by the Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge during a game last season. Ingram says he intends to keep growing as a player, and he plans to work out with former Laker Kobe Bryant this summer to make strides. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram, left, made strides after the All-Star break, especially when it came to taking the ball to the basket more aggressively. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers’ strength and conditioning staff (and a personal trainer) have helped forward Brandon Ingram pack more muscle on to his frame. (Photo courtesy of Lakers.com)Lakers’s Brandon Ingram suffered a camp in his right near the end of Friday’s summer-league opening loss to the Clippers, about a week after spraining his right ankle. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram #14 passes the ball around New Orleans Pelicans forward Donatas Motiejunas #12. The Los Angeles Lakers played the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. 4/11/2017 Photo by John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News (SCNG)The Lakers’ strength and conditioning staff (and a personal trainer) have helped forward Brandon Ingram pack more muscle on to his frame. (Photo courtesy of Lakers.com)Brandon Ingram is photographed during the Lakers media day event at their new training facility in El Segundo on Monday, September 25, 2017. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram celebrates after scoring during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 108-96. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ORG XMIT: LAS117Brandon Ingram is photographed during the Lakers media day event at their new training facility in El Segundo on Monday, September 25, 2017. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 10Brandon Ingram is photographed during the Lakers media day event at their new training facility in El Segundo on Monday, September 25, 2017. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandEL SEGUNDO — Brandon Ingram looked down at the front of his purple practice jersey and considered the state of his frame.“I think my chest got a little bigger,” he said. His shoulders, elfin knobs a year ago, now look as if they have been wrapped in a layer of flank steak.Shopping has become more challenging for the second-year Lakers forward. Shirt sleeves bunch rather than drape over his upper arms. All of his t-shirts hang shorter than they once did, although that could have just as much to do with reports he might have grown two inches over the summer.“Every time I come in here someone’s telling me I got taller,” he said.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff Office: Sept. 21 – Sept. 28, 2015

first_imgGaddie, Hunter M21Argonia, KS911 W 8th St, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving under the influence of alcohol or drugs9/26/15 Tally, David L35Wichita, KSKTA I-35 MM 3KHPDriving while license suspended9/22/15 Belle Plaine PD2 Anderson, Tiera N30El Dorado, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDFailure to Appear9/21/15 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 9/21/2015 thru 9/28/2015  Miller, Laramie W30Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoFailure to Appear9/24/15 Carroll, Stephen A Jr30Mulvane, KS426 N Lincoln, Belle Plaine, KSBelle Plaine PDBattery, Disorderly conduct9/26/15 Deloria, Kevin E31Wellington, KS724 E 10th Ave, Wellington, KSSumner CoCriminal Damage to Property9/24/15 Trezvant, Tammy T43Wichita, KS900 E US 160, Wellington, KSWellington PDPossess drug paraphernalia, Theft9/22/15 Fulk, Heather L27Wellington, KS2022 E 16th St, Wellington, KSWellington PDTheft9/24/15 Bookings Tickel, Chalen R31Winfield, KS63rd St, Park City, KSMulvane PDFailure to Appear9/27/15 Tennant, Tyler R18Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoFailure to Appear9/22/15 Adams, Joshua E37Arkansas City, KSCowley County JailSumner CoProbation Violation, Failure to Appear9/22/15 Total55 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Sept. 21 to Sept. 28, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Warford, Austin J18Argonia, KS112 S Argonia St, Argonia, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear9/25/15 Baker, Nichole R40Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoFailure to Appear9/24/15 Tomlin, Julianna M27Argonia, KS109 S Argonia St, Argonia, KSSumner CoDomestic Battery9/25/15 Parker, Gage C19Mulvane, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence9/25/15 Phillips, Nicole L35Mulvane, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSSumner CoBond Revocation9/25/15 Gillock, Johnny D40Freemount, NEKTA I-35 MM 19KHPTheft9/26/15 Haynes, David51Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence9/25/15 Oxford PD Peterman, James A41Wellington, KS600 E Lincoln, Wellington, KSWellington PDFailure to Appear9/24/15 Barber Co2 McDonald, James J39Arkansas City, KS850 E 10th Ave, Wellington, KSWellington PDPossession of certain stimulant, Possess drug paraphernalia, Driving while license suspended9/22/15 Ball, Ryan T30Downs, KS785 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDDomestic Battery9/23/15 KHP3 Williams, Denelious A29Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSedgwick CoFailure to Appear9/23/15 Norris, Gregory B39El Dorado, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation9/24/15 Sumner Co11 Sedgwick Co28 Cloud, Tracy W48Ponca City, OK777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDOut of State Warrant Arrest9/21/15 Wagoner, Justin, D31Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence9/25/15 Mulvane PD4 Allen, Justin W29Peck, KS800 N K-49, Sumner County, KSSumner CoDriving under the influence of alcohol or drugs9/27/15 KRGC Boyd, Amanda G33Derby, KSTopeka Correctional FacilitySumner CoProbation Violation9/24/15 Bail Bondsman Beltz, James J25Belle Plaine, KS521 W 5th Ave, Belle Plaine, KSBelle Plaine PDViolation of PFA9/25/15 Caldwell PD Wellington PD5 Baird, Natasha A43Pinedale, WYKTA I-35 MP 19KHPDriving under the influence of alcohol or drugs9/27/15last_img read more

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Highlands’ Concrete Gazebo To Be Dismantled

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaHIGHLANDS – The borough is now working with a contractor on setting up a date to remove the controversial Super Storm Sandy memorial that sits on the Sandy Hook Bay beachfront.The borough has awarded an approximately $10,000 contract to Red Bank Recycling to dismantle and dispose of the 1,100 square foot concrete gazebo that sits on borough property behind the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center, said Borough Councilman Doug Card.The takedown of what some have dubbed “Shorehenge” will likely happen in late November or in December, Card said.The borough of Carteret had indicated it “is very interested’’ in hosting the memorial, Card said. But no formal agreement has been worked out between Highlands and the Middlesex County town, which sits where the Rahway River and Arthur Kill meet. So Highlands is going forward with dismantling the memorial, Card said. “I want to give Carteret fair opportunity, but how much time? We’ve given them six or seven months (already).”The new deadline for Carteret is the date determined between Highlands and Red Bank Recycling on Shorehenge’s removal, Card said. “The (Highlands) community has spoken. They don’t want it there.”The Tilt-Up Concrete Association, a trade group based in Iowa, constructed the memorial – with donated goods and equipment valued at $250,000, along with donated labor – in the fall of 2015. At the time, Tilt-Up was holding its annual meeting in New Jersey and was looking to make a gesture of good will in the area. Highlands was picked because it was heavily hit during 2012’s Super Storm Sandy.The memorial has been controversial because of its look and the way it blocks the view of the bay. Also, in December or shortly after the memorial was built, the state Department of Environmental Protection declared the borough needed approval for Shorehenge through the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA), which it never got.“The state of New Jersey sees it as an improper structure,” Card said.The borough could seek CAFRA approval, but there is no guarantee of an approval, Card said. If it is removed, the DEP wants the property returned to its original state.Tilt-Up is willing to pay for the CAFRA permit process, which would cost an estimated $10,000 to $15,000, Card said. But Tilt-Up is not willing to remove Shorehenge if it does not get CAFRA approval.“We are of the understanding the town does not want to apply for a (CAFRA) permit to legalize the structure and has decided to have it removed,” said DEP spokesperson Caryn Shinske. “Consequently, we are exercising discretion in giving the town time to review its structure removal options.”Representatives from Tilt-Up and Carteret could not be reached for comment.To this day, the memorial’s controversy includes whether the borough actually OK’d its building in advance or simply explored the idea of building it. No matter which, the borough did not stop its construction once underway.last_img read more

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The total suspension of the League would cost € 678.8 M to the clubs

first_imgThe League estimates 678.8 million the impact that the suspension of the First and Second Division competitions would have if the measure continues until the end of the season. Clubs would stop joining 549 million for television rights, 88 for subscriptions and 41.4 for box office, according to the estimate made by the employers themselves.To all this, It is worth adding the impact that competition has through sponsorships and in the industry., which provides the 1.37% of GDP. Bars, hotels, transport … The mobilization of soccer gives an important economic amount to different businesses in the country. Thus, the economic calculation would be even higher than the estimated € 678.8M. If he had finally decided to play the rest of the season behind closed doors, the First clubs would have stopped receiving 38.8 million for box offices and 78.1 for subscriptions, and the Second, 2.6 and 9.9, respectively. In total, losses in the highest category were estimated at 117 million and those of the Second, at 12.5. The suspension, on the other hand, triggers the impact. The clubs of Primera would stop entering 435 million more for television rights on a total of 1,664. Second, would lose 48 million on an income forecast of 185.At the moment, LaLiga announced, before meeting with the Federation and the AFE, that the next two days of the championship are postponed. In principle, it only contemplated the measure that was played behind closed doors, but finally accepted the proposal of the Government, the players’ union and the Federation to stop the competition to protect the health of the athletes, some of whom are already in quarantine.last_img read more

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After rocky start, Meralco determined to make some noise in PBA playoffs

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Hodge was integral in the Bolts’ stand in the fourth quarter as he scored four points in the 6-0 run that gave Meralcon and 85-81 lead with 2:38 remaining.That quick scoring spurt was enough for Meralco to put away Hotshots, who dropped to a 7-2 record.“We’re just trying to make the playoffs, that’s the goal,” said Hodge who finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks. “We know we had a rocky start but we’ve been on a streak and we want to make noise in the playoffs.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Proven winner, Tubid rallies Columbian to end nine-game slump Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ANTIPOLO—Meralco, the runner-up for the past two years, is slowly putting its ugly start in the PBA Governors’ Cup behind.ADVERTISEMENT The Bolts started out the conference on a six-game losing streak, but have since shown signs of life and chalked up two straight wins with the last one coming against league-leader Magnolia, 94-88.Forward Cliff Hodge said they’re trying to build on whatever momentum they’re in to keep the fight going.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For sure it has been a tough conference for us,” said Hodge Friday at Ynares Center here. “This time around, we’re putting the pieces together, we’re going out there and just trying to fight.”“Every game we’re just trying to make the playoffs, it’s good to beat one of the top teams right now.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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