Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lobbying head repeats concern at low registrations in Donegal By News Highland – September 18, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest Google+ Ireland’s first Head of Lobbying Regulation has expressed concern at the low level of registration in Donegal.People communicating with local authorities and public officials are advised to consider whether they need to register lobbying activities, and if so, to do so before September 21st.Donegal has 3.3% of the national population, only 1.3% of those on the lobbying register are from the county.The Head of Ethics and Lobbying Regulation is Sherry Perreault………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/lobby1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleDonegal man begins Dail ‘hunger strike’ against abortionNext articleFour Donegal projects to share 468k of Leader funding News Highland WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest
Samples from the lower Cape Lamb Member, López de Bertodano Formation, Cape Lamb, Vega Island, Antarctic Peninsula have yielded rich and diverse marine palynofloral assemblages. The overall character of the palynofloral assemblages indicate a latest Campanian–earliest Maastrichtian age. Four new dinoflagellate cyst species Canninginopsis ordospinosa sp. nov., Microdinium ? gymnosuturum sp. nov., Phelodinium exilicornutum sp. nov. and Operculodinium radiculatum sp. nov. are described. Certain key dinoflagellate cyst taxa such as Operculodinium radiculatum sp. nov., Manumiella n. sp. 3 and Isabelidinium cretaceum allow a correlation of the lower Cape Lamb Member with the upper palynomorph zone 1/lower zone 2 on nearby Seymour Island.
Because of its low clearance, Arnone said the NJ TRANSIT bridge “routinely gets hit by trucks traveling along County Route 52” and is in “substandard condition.” After working out details and talking to nearby community members through the earlier phases of the project, the county finds itself in the final design phase of the project. The plan is to be ready for construction by the end of the year, said Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, who called the funding “much-needed” and “necessary” in a press release. “We are very excited about the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement project,” said Rumson Mayor Joseph Hemphill. “Over many years, we have completed numerous projects with the county and have built a tremendous relationship with them. They always produced extremely quality products, and we look forward to the construction of a beautiful bridge. Its time has finally come.” Approved May 11 by the North Jersey TransportationPlanning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees, the countyalso received $800,000 for an additional project in Holmdelto study Laurel Avenue. Dozens of vehicles have crashedinto the NJ TRANSIT rail line bridge over the road in thepast decade. The transition from the existing bridge to the new one will be done in the off-season to not interrupt the heavy summer traffic when anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 vehicles pass over the bridge each day. The new bridge will have one lane of traffic in each direction and will include wider sidewalks and shoulders. RUMSON-SEA BRIGHT BRIDGE Rumson and Sea Bright borough officials provided resolutions of support for the idea, as did the county freeholders. They also proposed some improvements to the Rumson Road and Ocean Avenue intersection near the bridge to “better accommodate” pedestrians and bicyclists, according to the county. FILE PHOTO The Rumson-Sea Bright bridge will soon be replaced with a new, moveable bridge, with federal funding approved May 11. LAUREL AVENUE RUMSON – Monmouth County was recently awarded $31 million in federal funding for the long-sought replacement of the Rumson-Sea Bright bridge spanning the Shrewsbury River. Plans for the bridge’s replacement arose after a 2013 study. Officials established multiple “practical conceptual alternatives” to the existing span. With help from the NJT-PA, state department of transportation, Federal Highway Administration, community members, local officials and permitting agencies, they developed a preliminary preferred alternative to replace the bridge with a new structure south of where it stands today, according to the county. With the additional $31 million in funding granted for the bridge’s replacement, the county has now received a total of $104 million over the years for the project. The existing bridge was originally built in 1950. It carries Rumson Road across the river to Sea Bright and serves as one of two evacuation and emergency routes during tidal flooding and coastal storms. But now, according to the county, it is aging and at the end of its service life. The article originally appeared in the May 21 – 27, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. According to the county, Laurel Avenue, or County Route 52, is a major connection road between the Garden State Parkway and Route 35, serving residents of Holmdel and Middletown townships. There is “significant commercial activity” along the avenue, the county said. By Allison Perrine The problem area, however, is a point at the intersection of South Laurel Avenue and the NJ TRANSIT North Jersey Coast Line between Commons Way and Continental Boulevard, according to the county. There are also vertical clearance problems with the bridge, which is 12 feet, 5 inches above Laurel Avenue. The goal of the study is to identify and assess alternatives for the existing condition. “The purpose of this study is to develop and assess various alternatives for this grade separated railroad crossing and we will be working closely with NJ Transit and NJDOT for potential improvements,” said Arnone.
By The Nelson Daily SportsFor the second time in less than a month the Fernie Ghostriders have been denied a hockey title.Kyle Peterson scored twice to rally the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League champion Peninsula Panthers to a 5-3 victory over the host Ghostriders in the final of the 2011 Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday at the Memorial Arena in the East Kootenay City.The Panthers now represent B.C. at the 2011 Keystone Cup, April 14-17 in Sherwood Park, Alta.Peterson’s two goals came in the second period, allowing the Panthers to erase a 3-2 deficit after Cale Wright scored for the Ghostriders seconds into the middle frame.Joe Densmore scored the only goal of the third period into an empty net to secure the win for Peninsula after Fernie staged a late-game rally, out shooting the Panthers 14-6. Fernie out shot the Panthers in the game 37-30.Scott Morrisseau and Connor McLaughlin scored first period goals for Fernie. Marshall Brome and Zach Mazo replied for Peninsula as the teams played to a 2-2 tie.Fernie, which lost in the semi final round of the KIJHL playoffs to the Castlegar Rebels, entered the final as the top seeded team following round robin play with a 2-0-1 record.Peninsula was second with a 1-0-2 mark.In the bronze medal contest, KIJHL champion Osoyoos Coyotes rode the 24-save performance of Kyle Laslo to shutout Pacific Junior Hockey League winner Richmond Sockeyes 3-0.Josh Gray scored twice for the Desert Dogs while team captain Thierry Martine added a single.After a scoreless first period Gray scored twice to give Osoyoos a 2-0 lead after 40 [email protected]
Get live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 4 of the Sharks’ first-round series against the Golden Knights on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Las Vegas.For starters, San Jose needs to do much better at the start of each period against the suddenly hot Golden Knights, who became just the second team in NHL postseason history to score a goal within the first minute of each period in Sunday’s 6-3 victory over the Sharks.Vegas’ Mark Stone scored 16 seconds into Game …
Coach Mickey Arthur admitted to being disappointed with his bowlers. They had, at one stage, reduced England to 104 for 4 but, said Arthur, they failed to show patience and build pressure, which let the home side off the hook. As in most test matches, there were crucial sessions that could have tilted the contest in favour of either of the teams and South Africa played them better to win the game. In fact, it is an aspect that the Proteas have dominated throughout the series since they staged a stunning fightback in the first test. Scenes of unrestrained joy played out among the South African team after SA skipper Graeme Smith struck the winning boundary. The opening batsman had played a vital knock – one that he agreed could be his best yet – in making an unbeaten 154 to guide the Proteas to an impressive victory. He and Boucher made it look easy in difficult conditions and the captain, fittingly, struck the winning runs to wrap up the win. It has been a remarkable performance; England had thrown everything they could at him, but Smith had provided an answer to every question. The reasons why South Africa could challenge Australia Down Under have been on show during the past year, which has been among the most successful in the history of South African cricket. The bowlers, too, have shared the wicket-taking load around. With Dale Steyn out of the third test with a broken left hand, Andre Nel picked up the slack by starting England’s slide in the home side’s first innings. Batting with circumspection, the Proteas ended day two on 256 for 6. McKenzie was out for 72, while Kallis made 64 before Flintoff bowled him after a magnificent duel between the two men. The advantage was slightly in South Africa’s favour. InroadsNel made early inroads by dismissing Andrew Strauss and Michael Vaughan. He went on to capture 3 for 47 after also claiming the wicket of Cook, while Jacques Kallis led the way with a haul of 3 for 31, seeing off Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, and Tim Ambrose. After Ashwell Prince was caught by wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose off James Anderson, South Africa were in trouble on 93 for 4. The victory target looked a long way away. AB de Villiers, however helped steady the ship by making 27 in a partnership of 78 with Smith. The fielding has been, for the most part, excellent with some superb catching aiding the effort of the bowlers. After Michael Vaughan won the toss and elected to bat, the home side struggled to make much of an impression on what appeared to be a decent batting wicket. They managed just 231 all out, with Alastair Cook making 76 and Ian Bell 50. Only three other players made it into double figures, however, as England were all out on the first day. Flintoff bowled well to pick up 4 for 89. His Yorkers also troubled some of the South African batsman, who lost the ball in flight and failed to play a shot. James Anderson also performed well, claiming 3 for 72. All-round contributionSince SA’s readmission to international cricket they have, on a number of occasions, taken a series lead in England only to relinquish it. This time around they secured the win before the final test and it was the all-round contribution of the team stood out. Since the first Twenty20 World Championships, the Proteas have beaten New Zealand, the West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and England. The victories over Pakistan, Bangladesh and England were all achieved away from home. In addition, SA also shared a series against India in India after the Indians leveled the series in the final test on a pitch that drew the ire of the International Cricket Council. Recipe for successAt Edgbaston, in the third test, the recipe for those successes was on show as South Africa delivered a mature, composed and confident performance. Further cause for optimism is that South Africa’s success against England has been achieved without the side’s best batsman and bowler playing the decisive roles; consider that they won the third test without Steyn to lead the bowling attack. Also consider that despite SA’s superiority they have outplayed England without Kallis dominating the English bowlers. Together they advanced the South African score to within sight of the victory target. With England’s bowlers tiring, Smith then claimed an extra half-an-hour of play so that the Proteas could, hopefully, score the runs they needed to win. Both Neil McKenzie and Jacques Kallis fell LBW to Yorkers from Flintoff that they didn’t see, while Hashim Amla was harshly given out LBW to Panesar, especially when one considers the bounce and turn that he was achieving. Surprise performanceThrough three matches of the series, Morne Morkel leads the way with 15 wickets, but Steyn claimed eight victims in his two games. Makhaya Ntini and Jacques Kallis have seven each, and Paul Harris four. The performance of Kallis with the ball, especially, has been a welcome surprise. It was a case of mission accomplished on Saturday at Edgbaston when South Africa claimed victory by five wickets in the third test over England to secure an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the four-match series. Challenging totalOn day four, England took their total to 363, with Collingwood the last man out for a classy 135. Together with Ryan Sidebottom, he added a useful 65 for eighth wicket. First innings leadOn day three, South Africa were bowled out for 314, with Mark Boucher hitting 40 and Ashwell Prince 39. That gave Smith and company a lead of 83 over England. Ironically, the solution, most pundits believe, lies with South Africa; SA-born Kevin Pietersen is the favourite to take over as captain in both forms of the game. 4 August 2008 By stumps, England had done a good job of batting themselves back into the match, reaching 297 for 6, with Collingwood unbeaten on a superb 101. Kevin Pietersen had done his bit by making 94 before he fell to Paul Harris. In the past, much has been made of South Africa’s ability to challenge the long-time world number one Australia, but that challenge has relied on a select few players; now, it seems, the Proteas have the ability to produce a decisive performance from any number of players and that augurs well for the future. England’s resolute and stubborn second innings batting effort left South Africa requiring 281 runs for victory. Worryingly, the highest successful run chase in the history of tests at Edgbaston was just 208 runs. With so much progress made in the state of the match, it was clear that a result would be delivered in Birmingham. Special inningsThe Proteas needed a special performance to win the test and secure the series victory and they got it from their captain, Graeme Smith, who played with measured assurance and telling effectiveness to guide his team to victory. The pitch was anything but easy. It offered good bounce and movement for the fast bowlers, while spinner Monty Panesar was able to extract bounce and turn from it. SupportWhen he was dismissed with the total on 171, a further 110 runs were still required for victory. Mark Boucher joined Smith in the middle. Demonstrating his well-documented fighting ability, he gave Smith the support he needed. Morne Morkel captured 4 for 97, while Makhaya Ntini and Paul Harris took two wickets apiece. One versus twoSmith and company will have the opportunity to test their ability against the best in December when the Proteas tour Australia. It will be a showdown of the two highest ranked teams in world cricket. By stumps, South Africa had reached 38 for 1, with Smith out for seven, caught by Strauss off the bowling of Flintoff. While South Africa’s star appears to be on the rise, the defeat left England in disarray. On Sunday, England captain Michael Vaughan announced that he was stepping down from his post with immediate effect. Paul Collingwood also vacated his position as captain of the England one-day international team. GrinningThe only thing he was unable to do was to wipe the grin off his face after the series victory was claimed; even some time after the game, the big smile and shining eyes would not go away. Smith and his team were, obviously, ecstatic. The South African victory was a triumph for the depth of the squad. A positive and focused performance also helped Mickey Arthur’s charges tighten their grip on second place in the world rankings. On the batting front, incredibly, while South Africa’s top batsman, Jacques Kallis, has failed to score a century in the series, the rest of the batsmen have performed superbly, with Smith, Neil McKenzie, Hashim Amla, Ashwell Prince, and AB de Villiers all making hundreds. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
10 February 2009The government is determined to deal with crime in South Africa through the creation of a modern, efficient and integrated criminal justice system.Speaking during a parliamentary debate on the President’s state of the nation address in Cape Town on Monday, Safety and Security Minister Nathi Mthethwa said all South Africans shared President Kgalema Motlanthe’s concern about the crime levels in the country.Mthethwa said the government was reviewing the performance of South Africa’s criminal justice system along the whole value chain, including the functioning of the police, the judiciary and correctional services, with the aim of improving integration and coordination.The team conducting the review had already identified an urgent need to improve the collection, storage and use of fingerprinting and DNA evidence in South Africa.The Department of Justice had subsequently put forward amendments to the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Bill that would give police investigators access to the extensive databases of other state departments, and expand their power to take and retain fingerprints and other biometric material.Special attention, Mthethwa said, was also being given to the fight against serious and violent crime, organised crime and criminal syndicate activity.The minister said the government would act speedily to establish the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation, which will be replacing the Directorate of Special Operations, popularly known as the Scorpions. He added that the new unit would takes on board the positive aspects of the Scorpions while shedding the old unit’s weaknesses.Mthethwa said the government had embarked on a nationwide campaign to increase the capacity of the South African Police Service (SAPS) through recruitment, rigorous training and better remuneration.“Steps are being taken to better equip and increase the capacity of detective services, forensics, prosecution and judicial services … [T]raining is earmarked to commence in earnest this year.”Source: BuaNews