Campaign Trail Heats Up For Senator Donnelly and Mike Braun

first_img Campaign Trail Heats Up For Senator Donnelly and Mike BraunSEPTEMBER 6TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS INDIANAThe unofficial end to summer means a push to campaign ahead of the November Midterms. And for the general public, that means a new and endless stream of politics targeting everything from your t.v. to Facebook feed.Much of the nation is watching one of the hottest U.S. Senate races in the country. Democrat Joe Donnelly is trying to hold onto his seat as Democrats try to take control of the U.S. Senate.While Republican businessman Mike Braun with the backing of President Trump is looking to unseat him. But in a strange twist, both candidates are trying to align themselves with the president.“My focus is to work on the issues to work with my partners republican and democrat whoever wants to move the ball forward,” says Donnelly.“When you send me where you’re going to get a guy who’s not afraid to speak up, that’s solved problems in the real world,” says Braun.Because the race is expected to be tight, expect to see more ads, and more high profile visits in an attempt to sway voters.Besides ads and interviews, the candidates will have two chances to face off in debates. Those are scheduled for October 8th and October 30th. CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img TwitterFacebooklast_img read more

West Avenue Now a Two-Lane Road at Ocean City South End

first_imgA county contractor spray-paints new lines that eliminate two lanes of traffic from West Avenue between 35th and 55th streets in Ocean City, NJ to make room for buffered bicycle lanes. A county contractor painted new lines on West Avenue south of 34th Street in Ocean City on Monday (April 27), and the four-lane road now has only two.The work is the final step in a plan to eliminate two lanes of traffic and replace them with two buffered bicycle lanes.Cape May County awarded the $164,334 restriping contract in March to Zone Striping Inc. of Glassboro.The new bicycle lanes on West Avenue in Ocean City are buffered on each side to separate bikes from traffic and from parked cars.The project changes the road from four lanes of traffic (two in each direction) to one in each direction with a center lane for left turns. That leaves room for five-foot bike lanes on each side of the road, separated from moving and parked cars by three-foot buffer zones.The new pattern is in effect between 35th and 55th streets.The reconfiguration marks a milestone in a years-long effort to create a safe bicycle route running the length of Ocean City. It also marks a major change for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who travel the south end of the island.__________Get Ocean City headlines delivered to your inbox. Sign up for the OCNJ Daily newsletter. It’s free.__________Proponents of the plan say changing West Avenue to two lanes — in addition to providing safer bicycle lanes — will help improve a dangerous four-lane crossing for pedestrians on the busy thoroughfare, where drivers often flout the 35 mph speed limit and fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.Opponents have expressed concern that the change would slow summer traffic and possibly push through-traffic onto adjacent Asbury and Central avenues. Some say they fear the increased bicycle traffic more than the vehicle traffic — with summer bicycle traffic often disregarding the rules of the road.Ocean City Police Capt. Steve Ang said last month that the department foresees increased safety for cars, bicycles and pedestrians.He said the single lane of traffic in each direction would have a “calming effect,” slowing speeds down and providing a safer environment for the bicycle lanes.Ang also said a pedestrian crossing of only one lane in each direction would eliminate the risks involved when cars use a second lane to slingshot past other cars that are stopped at pedestrian crosswalks.He said the department doesn’t anticipate any major traffic delays in the summer and never saw issues when a stretch of West Avenue between 34th Street and 10th Street was similarly reconfigured.Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster said the county conducted a traffic study not only to plan the reconfiguration but to provide a baseline to measure against future studies of traffic patterns on the south end — if changes are necessary.He said the summer bottlenecks typically occur at the traffic light at 34th Street and not in the travel lanes farther south.The project will provide a missing link in a north-to-south bicycle route the length of Ocean City.An existing bicycle corridor runs along Haven Avenue from Ninth Street to 34th Street. The city recently installed a new user-activated traffic signal to help bicycles cross the busy Ninth Street gateway, and the city has plans in the works now for improvements on the north end of Ocean City.last_img read more

Farmington Recreation Department organizing daily online programming

first_imgFARMINGTON – The Farmington Recreational Department’s staff has been working hard on organizing daily programing for you and your children for the foreseeable future. The Recreation Department’s “Online Community Fun Time” will include weekly challenges, live interactive programming, as well as fun instructional videos. A weekly schedule will be posted every Sunday to the Department’s Facebook page, which can be found here.Farmington Recreation’s staff is strongly committed to continue providing the level of service our citizens have come to expect from our department. This programming will also provide a wonderful way for us to all stay connected and help us to continue reaching out to our wonderful community.Programming (live and prerecorded videos) will be posted every day throughout the week, as well as “30 second Daily Sports Drills” with Zack and Griffin Conlogue. Farmington Recreation’s online programming will allow participants to engage in activities and develop skills so they can have fun and stay sharp during this period of social distancing!Programming will include, “Movement Monday’s” filled with activities to get your child up and moving, “LIVE – Creative Cooking Tuesday’s” inspiring parents and children to create awesome snacks, “Wacky Wednesday’s” will be a variety of different projects involving arts, crafts, and languages, “LIVE – Origami Thursday’s” with Eddie Yuen, “LIVE – Science Friday’s” with a variety of interactive science projects, and “Scavenger Saturday’s” with scavenger hunts and nature activities. Programing will be led by Recreation Department staff, Joy Jancewicz, Jess Howe, and Jennifer Savage with other staff and special guest appearances.The Recreation Department will have more programs and events to follow in the coming weeks. Again, please be sure to follow us on our Facebook page and tune in on Sundays to find out the schedule for the following week. Also, please participate with adult consent or supervision.last_img read more

Allman Brothers To Remaster Majority Of Their Catalog For 180-Gram Vinyl Release

first_imgExciting news for audiophiles, as a majority of the Allman Brothers’ discography will soon be remastered from the original analog tapes and pressed onto 180-gram vinyl for collectors everywhere. Due out July 22nd, the exciting set includes nine of the Allman’s great albums, spanning from 1969 through 1979.The nine albums include: A deluxe 2-LP version of The Allman Brothers Band; Idlewild South; At Fillmore East; Eat a Peach; Brothers and Sisters; Win, Lose or Draw; Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas; Enlightened Rogues; and the 3-LP debut of Live At Ludlow Garage: 1970. The albums will be released both individually and as a 15-LP set, packaged in a Georgia peach style crate.The deluxe version of the band’s self-titled debut album will include the original stereo mix and the 1973 Beginnings stereo mix. The Live At Ludlow Garage release is the first of its kind, as this will be the first-ever presentation of the full concert. Only isolated tracks had been previously released.The full box set will also include a number of goodies, including an amplifier-shaped USB drive with all of the albums, posters, magnets, guitar picks, buttons, playing cards, a trucker-style hat, turntable mat, and microfiber cleaning cloth! You can pre-order this collection here.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Pigged Out.

first_imgThis year, odds are most pork products you buy at the grocerystore will not be made from hogs raised in Georgia. According to a report released by the Georgia Agricultural StatisticsService, there are 100,000 fewer hogs on Georgia farms than oneyear ago.Steady DeclineGeorgia was a leading pork-producing state. At one time, there was a good chance the sausage, ham or baconyou bought came from hogs raised in Georgia. In 1997, about 750,000 hogs contributedabout $693 million to the state’s economy. Not anymore.Now, only about 380,000 hogs or pigs can be found on Georgia farms.Fewer Georgia farmers are making a living growing pork.John McKissick, an economist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, says the reasonis simple and has been happening for several years.”(Georgia is) losing more and more production capacity becausewe don’t have markets,” McKissick said.It appears that the decline in Georgia pork production will continue.”We’ve lost markets for hogs in the Southeast, and we continueto have concern for the ones remaining,” he said.Most hogs grown in Georgia have to be shipped out of state tobe processed into consumer products. The shipment is an extracost to growers. Often, this extra cost is not worth the returnfor the growers.Overall, McKissick says, the U.S. pork industry rebounded slightlyin 2000. Low feed cost, stronger demand and a moderate decreasein supply improved profits for growers. However, the profits madeduring 2000 will not offset the estimated $4.4 billion the industrylost between 1997 and 2000.In 2000, consumer demand for pork, particularly bacon, was on the rise. Bacon prices reached record levels during the first partof 2000. The average price of a pound of bacon was about 17 percenthigher than in 1999.last_img read more

An integrity self-test for leaders

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It is essential for every leader. It cannot be bought. It cannot be delegated. It is recognized across all cultures, races and eras. It is wholly unassociated with economic status. It is the ultimate measure of a leader.Although many people struggle to completely define integrity, most everyone can recognize it.You know someone you trust completely. You know someone whose word is their bond. You know someone who would not compromise. You know someone who would tell the truth, would stand by their promises, and would keep their agreements, even when it hurt them. Integrity is doing the right thing. The question we all ask ourselves is, “Are we that ‘someone’ other people think of when asked to name a person of integrity?” continue reading »last_img read more

Danish roundup: Sampension, PFA, PKA, Danske, Nordea

first_imgDanish labour-market pensions provider Sampension has won a large corporate pensions contract from retail chain Sportsmaster to provide pensions for its staff of more than 1,000, ousting the current provider Nordea Life & Pensions.The DKK264bn (€35.4bn) pension fund said the Sportmaster contract was the first large company scheme it had taken on after deciding at the end of 2015 to focus more broadly on small and medium-sized businesses as a supplement to the collectively agreed labour-market schemes.Hasse Jørgensen, chief executive at Sampension, said: “Every time a big company puts their pension out to tender, there is a particularly thorough selection process, and we are proud the overall package of products, prices and services has matched the customer’s expectations in a market characterised by tough competition.”Chris Bigler, CFO at Sportmaster, said: “In Sampension, we saw the strongest combination of an effective administration set-up, the ability to generate attractive returns and good insurance.”  Sampension won a contract from IT and software company KMD to provide a unified pension scheme for its workforce, which now totals more than 3,200 in late 2014, taking on around DKK3bn of existing pension savings.In December last year, the Architects’ Pension Fund (AP) and the Pension Fund for Agricultural Academics and Veterinary Surgeons (PJD) decided to move their administration and asset management to Sampension from Unipension, in a move that will involve about 19,000 pension scheme members, and the transfer of around DKK25bn in assets.  The Sportmaster contract has been seen in Denmark as potentially marking a change in the pensions industry, as it is the first time a labour-market pension provider has won a major private-sector contract.In other news, Danish pension providers PFA and PKA announced they have linked up with private equity firm Axcel to buy a majority stake in Danish shipping finance company Danmarks Skibskredit from Danske Bank, Nordea and others for DKK4.25bn.PKA, which runs three health and social care sector pension funds, said it saw good chances for the company to increase its earnings once the market in which it operates improved. In the deal, Danske Bank, Danmarks Nationalbank (the Danish central bank), shipping giant AP Møller-Mærsk and Nordea Bank sold their ownership stake consisting of 72% of the equity capital of the shipping finance firm to a consortium made up of Axcel, PFA and PKA.Anders Damgaard, group finance director at PFA, said: “Danmarks Skibskredit is a solid business with a unique business model.”He said the company was a specialist within its field and its loss history and client list testified to a professionally run firm with a good market position.PKA CIO Michael Nellemann Pedersen said the pensions company believed it could continue with the good work that had already gone into the Danmarks Skibskredit, and that having new ownership would strengthen the firm. “At the same time, we see good opportunities for the company to increase its earnings, when the market comes to a time when it is in calmer waters,” he said.Peter Lybecker, chairman of Danmarks Skibskredit, said the company’s major shareholders had been in talks with several interested potential buyers.“In my opinion, Danmarks Skibskredit will get a particularly strong circle of owners in Axcel, PFA and PKA, who can support the company and speed up the continuing development of its shipping finance business for the benefit of staff, customers and cooperation partners,” he said.last_img read more

DepEd-Antique gets P20M for schools’ blended learning

first_imgA teacher in Magtulis Elementary School in Barbaza, Antique discusses with her students during a class. The Department of Education in the province has received P20 million to use for the blended learning of its schools this year. MAGTULIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FB PAGE Beriong said they are still negotiating with other media outfits for a free channel or their monthly air time rate. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Provincial School Board has allocated P20 million for the blended learning of its schools for this school year 2020-2021. “I am happy that the Barbaza CATV is giving us a free channel,” she said. The modules that will be developed by the DepEd central office will be mass-produced for the 140,000 learners in this province, Beriong added. Department of Education (DepEd) in Antique division superintendent Felisa Beriong said blended learning will make use of learning modules and the mass media.“We will be purchasing two units of risograph which amounts to P1.4 million each for the mass reproduction of the modules,” she said on June 17.center_img Aside from the modules, the DepEd-Antique is working out with two cable televisions (CATV) and radio stations in this province for possible time slots where teachers could air their lessons. She said they have also initially procured P2 million worth of paper for the modular reproduction. According to Beriong, the risograph machines are brand new and can each reproduce 120 pages per minute with sorter and tucker. The DepEd-Antique superintendent added that they would need a small recording studio in their office since they will be producing learning materials for cable channels and radio.“DepEd will need P400,000 to put up the recording studio,” she said, noting this will be included in their request to the PSB for additional budget. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

The Latest: Andrew Boselli details his virus experiences

first_imgThe Russian sports minister says it’s time for international authorities to “turn a new page” and forget the country’s Olympic doping ban because of the coronavirus pandemic.The World Anti-Doping Agency barred Russia from the Olympics for four years after ruling last year that doping data from a Moscow laboratory had been manipulated. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is to rule on whether the ban is valid but hearings have been delayed because of the health crisis.Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin says the virus outbreak means the parties in the legal proceedings should avoid a ruling against Russia because it would fracture the Olympic movement.He adds that “when you see that everyone is isolated and everyone is at home … people understand that now there are priorities and there are issues which go on the backburner. The priority is the future of the Olympic movement.”Matytsin says sanctioning Russia would damage the Olympic movement and says the country is prepared to host more international sports events once the virus outbreak recedes. Associated Press ___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 10, 2020 The son of former NFL lineman Tony Boselli says in a first-person account he wrote for Florida State’s athletic department website that he dealt with the worst of the virus for about three days.The Seminoles’ lineman wrote that he wants “everyone to know just how hard it was. I spent days feeling miserable” and his healthy 47-year-old father with no underlying health conditions “spent three days in the intensive care unit.”Tony Boselli is now back home and Andrew Boselli says he and his family are recovering from the massive scare. He says his brother and mother also dealt with the virus.Andrew Boselli says he’s looking forward to being around fellow students and teammates again but added a word of caution by writing “the only way for that to happen is listen to the experts and follow their guidance.”___center_img The Latest: Andrew Boselli details his virus experiences Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Florida State offensive lineman Andrew Boselli says he had the coronavirus and detailed some of what his famous father went through in his own fight against COVID-19. Turkmenistan is set to restart its suspended soccer league amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Central Asian nation will become part of a small group of countries around the world where professional soccer is being played despite the virus outbreak. That includes the former Soviet nations of Belarus and Tajikistan, as well as Burundi and Nicaragua.The eight-team Turkmenistan league was suspended on March 24. The national soccer federation says it will resume on April 19. Fans will be allowed to attend games.Turkmenistan has not reported any cases of the coronavirus.___last_img read more

Hurricanes battling to stay afloat after Shillingford grabs six for 78

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) — Former West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford was leading a one-man assault against Leeward Islands Hurricanes, as he pushed his Windward Islands Volcanoes to the brink of victory in their eighth round contest here Sunday.The 34-year-old claimed six for 78 to send Hurricanes tumbling for 240 in their first innings after the hosts resumed the penultimate day on 135 for four at Warner Park.Forced to follow on by 300 runs, Hurricanes once again came under pressure from Shillingford as he picked up both wickets to leave them on 105 for two — still requiring a further 195 runs to avoid an innings defeat.Opener Montcin Hodge was leading the fightback for Hurricanes on an unbeaten 51 from 145 balls with six fours.He put on 46 for the first wicket with captain Kieran Powell who made 17 before shouldering arms to Shillingford and having his stumps shattered.Jermaine Otto also perished cheaply for 10, lofting Shillingford to Sherman Lewis running around at mid-wicket.However, Keacy Carty, unbeaten on 16 at the close, joined Hodge to see Hurricanes safely to the close courtesy of an unbroken 39-run, third wicket partnership.Earlier, Hurricanes benefitted from Nkrumah Bonner’s 14th first class half-century as they managed to push their innings past 200.The Jamaican stroked 55 off 108 balls in a shade over 2-1/2 hours with nine fours, and put on 57 for the fifth wicket with wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton who made 18.All-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall chipped in with a fluent 42 off 68 balls with five fours and a six.However, Hurricanes squandered a position of 173 for four, losing their last six wickets for 77 runs, with left-arm seamer Delorn Johnson snaring three for 48.With his first innings haul, Shillingford went past 500 first class wickets.last_img read more