Neville predicts Manchester United to win Premier League ahead of Liverpool

By on August 5, 2020

first_imgImage Courtesy: Sky Sports/APAdvertisement 7z45NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vso4awWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E76j( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) craseWould you ever consider trying this?😱7a40eCan your students do this? 🌚46Roller skating! Powered by Firework Gary Neville has given his two cents about the future of his former club Manchester United, as he believes the Red Devils will return to their former glory days sooner than Liverpool does.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky Sports/APTaking a look at last season stats, Klopp’s side performed much better, finishing second in the EPL table with just one loss, and also went on to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy. Whereas, United fell back at a 6th place finish at the table, missing out on Champions League entry.During an episode of Sky Bet’s The Big Debate, the former England international spoke on being hopeful on his Old Trafford teammate and close friend Solskjær and his boys.Advertisement “I don’t sit here every day as a United fan and think my world’s ending. I just see it as a cycle. “I grew up for the first 18 years of my life and I didn’t see a league title at Manchester United. And the next 20 or 25 years was glorious. It was like heaven.”“But now it’s tough. It genuinely does not concern me because it can be corrected by a little bit of money on the stadium and good decisions in the boardroom and good decisions in the recruitment department.” he added.Advertisement United’s last Premier League trophy came back in 2013, under Ferguson’s last tenure. But, Neville believes his former club will taste silverware very soon.“Eventually they will stumble upon the right recruitment system, the right recruitment people, they’ll get a great manager – hopefully that’s Ole – and they’ll start to win again. That’s going to happen.”- the 44 year old is hopeful on his Old Trafford ex-teammate and close friend Solskjær and his boys.“I can guarantee you as clear as day, Manchester United will win again. They’ll probably win the league before Liverpool, in my opinion. And that’s not being disrespectful, they’ll probably win the league before Liverpool.” he added. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Residents Object to Fort Homeless Shelter, Rehab Center

By on August 4, 2020

first_imgBy Laura KolnoskiOCEANPORT – Controversy over two redevelopment sites within borough borders drew more than a dozen borough residents to a recent meeting of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA).HOMELESS SHELTER CHALLENGEDWhen Super Storm Sandy destroyed the former Fort Monmouth barracks that housed county homeless persons, tenants were relocated to the John L. Montgomery Care Center in Freehold. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders oversees that facility and recently voted to approve its potential sale. The residents must move to the county’s new homeless facility on the fort in Oceanport by Nov. 1, said Freeholder Lillian Burry, the county’s FMERA representative.“Hence the urgency in finding a suitable place,” she said after the meeting. While residents at the meeting expressed concerns about declines in property values, safety and quality of life, as well as a change in the shelter’s location from its original Oceanport site, officials at first indicated the matter was out of their hands, and then floated the possibility of reconsideration.Bruce Steadman, FMERA executive director, explained that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a formal commitment with New Jersey and the fort’s redevelopment authority to locate a county homeless shelter in Oceanport as part of the “reuse plan” created after the base’s closure in 2005. HUD approved the re-use plan in 2010. Officials, working with an engineer, were involved in the building selection process.“Persons may only stay at the shelter for 30 days; it’s temporary while they find work or a new home,” Burry said. “Usually there are never more than 24 residents. Men and women are separated. If there are problems requiring police, the town responds but the state police are stationed right there. Residents are not allowed to hang around, they must go look for work or do other things. If they drink or do drugs, they are removed; it’s very strict.”Councilman John Patti, filling in for Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon on the FMERA board, read a statement, commenting, “Residents are at their wit’s end. Relocation of the homeless shelter must be thoroughly discussed in the best interests of Oceanport. We are seeking good neighbors. We want to work together with this board to find a suitable place, if in fact it must be placed in Oceanport.”Councilman Chris Paglia added, “The council has been besieged on the homeless shelter in recent days.”“The re-use plan is the driver for all redevelopment of fort properties and this site seems best to fulfill the goals of the plan,” Steadman said. “The plan has occasional changes due to changes in the market. HUD has authorized a homeless shelter in Oceanport be operated by the county, there is a legal agreement. There’s no way to deviate from that, but thequestion is where we will place that.”
Steadman noted that Mahon has been a member ofFMERA’s real estate sub-committee and other council members have sat in on other board meetings. Meetings between FMERA staff and the three mayors (Eatontown, Oceanport, and Tinton Falls), occur at least once monthly as policy. He also directed the public to the board’s professionally revamped website, for Chairman James Gorman thanked residents for attending to offer their views and options. “It’s a wonderful thing and the process works,” Gorman said. “If the public has questions, use our email rather than listening to innuendo and rumors on Facebook. Please continue to come to our meetings.”DRUG REHABILITATION OPERATIONS QUESTIONEDOceanport and state officials are scrutinizing the arrangement between AcuteCare, which took over the fort’s former Patterson Clinic last year, and its new tenant, Unity Place of Monmouth County, a behavioral health service with a partial day care program. Unity moved into its new headquarters on Fort Monmouth July 7 according to its Facebook page. The site states Unity accepts referrals from health care sources, crisis centers, probation/parole, and drug court. Unity, formerly located on Heck Avenue in Neptune, has been posting photos of its new location’s renovation on Facebook since May. A letter to clients announcing the move was sent out June 25.At the Aug. 26 meeting, Councilman Patti said police were called to the location on Stephenson Avenue recently to handle disturbances, alerting the police and township officials that drug-related treatment was going on there for the first time. Borough, FMERA and state officials maintained drug rehabilitation was never mentioned as a potential use during the proposal and approval process.The acquisition of the former clinic by AcuteCare of Lakewood has been touted as one of the fort’s redevelopment victories. AcuteCare Health System, LLC, formed in 2002, establishes and manages long-term acute care hospitals. The firm purchased the 15-acre, 98,000-square-facility for $2.73 million, spent about $5 million in renovations, and expects to generate at least 200 jobs.“We were told it would be medical suites not drug rehab,” Patti said. “Nothing at the planning board ever mentioned a rehab facility. We’re not against that, but come and tell us.” Patti said the council is discussing the matter with its attorney.“They made broad statements in their proposal,” Steadman said.Gorman asked the state Attorney General to, “Look into it. It’s fair to say that no one on the FMERA side knew this was what it would be used for, but we have to verify that.”last_img read more

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Action Plan Casts A Net To Pull Together Ocean Guardians

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first_imgStory and photos by Joseph SapiaYears in the  making, a draft of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan has been released by a group composed of federal, state and American Indian agencies and now awaits comment from the public.The 134-page draft, which covers Atlantic Ocean coastal waters up to 200 miles offshore from New York to Virginia, deals with a variety of issues, including transportation, commercial fishing, wind power, recreation and national security.The draft, released July 6, is open for comment until Sept. 6. Then, the draft’s author, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB), will review the comments and is expected to submit a finalized plan to the National Ocean Council by the end of the year.The National Ocean Council is expected to either approve or turn down the plan in early 2017.The importance of the plan is that it puts various agencies of the federal government, American Indians and New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia – which the Sandy Hook-based American Littoral Society (ALS) estimated at 140 or so agencies – talking and sharing information, rather than working independently only to later find out there is disagreement.“It’s them coming to the table to work that out,” said Sarah Winter Whelan, ALS’ ocean policy program director. “The hope is to head that off before it happens.”“One of the really positive things is all the relationships (between) the agencies,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of the Sandy Hook-based Clean Ocean Action.“I think they’ve come a long way,” said Matt Gove, Mid-Atlantic police manager of the Surfrider Foundation, a surfing-environmental group. “I think they’ve made a historic first step in managing the ocean, bringing agencies together.”Gove, Whelan and about 45 others attended an open house – the second of five scheduled – at Monmouth University Thursday, July 14.Three open houses – in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware – also have been held. The last of the open houses is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York.At the Monmouth University open house, agencies represented as part of the RPB included the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), federal Department of Transportation (USDOT), Coast Guard and Navy. The RPB is part of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.“This is an effort to pull together all the diverse agencies to better collaborate,” said Elizabeth Semple, acting manager of the DEP’s Office of Coastal and Land-Use Planning.Kevin Hassel, the DEP’s coordinator of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, said the plan does not impose new regulations. Instead, “it’s a huge help in how we manage everything,” Hassel said.“I think it’s really awesome, great,” Fred Akers, administrator of the Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association in South Jersey, told the agencies panel.But Akers expressed disappointment the draft made no mention of federal national scenic and recreational rivers, such as the Great Egg Harbor River.But representatives at the Monmouth University open house welcomed input from stakeholders, such as environmental groups and the general public. People’s voices show “everyone cares about the ocean,” said John Kennedy, director of the USDOT’s Maritime Administration.“You can actually change the course of our discussions,” Kennedy said.Specifics of the draft include such things as: mapping shifts in ocean species and habitats, developing a strategy for debris reduction, addressing navigation needs, conducting an inventory of obsolete pipelines and telecommunication cables, and identifying priority research needs.Those attending the open house praised the way those behind the draft sought public input.“That kind of response of ‘Yes’ and ‘Please, more’ I’ve never seen in a public meeting,” said Anne Merwin, director of ocean planning for the Ocean Conservancy.“The plan does a good job of recognizing stakeholders be involved,” said Lyndie Hice-Dunton, ALS’s Mid-Atlantic ocean planning manager.Various groups such as ALS and the Surfrider Foundation said they were preparing comments in response to the draft.While many may view the ocean as open water, it is a complicated map of transportation lanes, telecommunication cables, commercial fishing areas, recreation uses and so on.The draft has two main components: a healthy ocean and human uses of the ocean, Kennedy said. The RPB will monitor the plan and the idea is to update it every few years, Kennedy said.“I feel the plan is almost there,” said Whelan, adding she thinks, perhaps, it could be strengthened by showing how it will implement its ideas.As for the plan in general, the various agencies, despite different jurisdictions and missions, “may have more in common than they realize,” Whelan said.“The plan would help them implement better,” she said.The plan has its roots in 2009, when President Barack Obama created the Ocean Policy Task Force to foster better stewardship of the oceans and Great Lakes. In 2010, Obama created the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes.Now, to see how the plan takes action.“The theory is they’re going to put all this great work into their daily business,” Gove said. And did Whelan think this plan would work, considering it was trying to bring together almost unheard of collaboration?“If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here,” she said. The draft of the Mid-Atlantic RegionalOcean Action Plan is available at The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is at 1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20240; 202-208-6474.Comments on the draft can be sent to [email protected] or Robert P. LaBelle, Federal Co-Lead, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body, BOEM, 45600 Woodland Road, Mailstop: VAM-BOEM DIR, Sterling, VA, 20166.last_img read more

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Commercial rates revaluation to start in November until 2021

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgCommercial rates in Donegal are to be revaluated from November but will take two years to complete, it has emerged. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher raised the issue of a full commercial rates revaluation for the county in the Dail, saying Donegal was one of the few remaining local authorities that have never carried out a revaluation of their commercial rates base.Pat the Cope added: “Those counties that have already had a revaluation carried out, showed in 45% of the commercial and businesses, a reduction in the number of rates paid, with some showing significant reductions. “Commercial rates are by far the most unfair tax in our broader system of taxation or local levies at present, they are viewed by business as a taxation paid while nothing is received in return, no services provided or delivered by the local authority.“Whilst the best solution for commercial rates would be to introduce a system based on the turnover of the respective business, considering the seasonality of the respective business and the volume of business transacted rather than a blunt instrument.“Currently, you are levied based on the commercial value of your premises rather than the actual throughflow or business activity generated by your business,” said Pat the Cope.“We cannot have a situation where rates become an inhibitor to growth in rural areas, costs on business must be looked at in the years ahead otherwise rural areas will suffer further business closures The Minister in his reply to my PQ stated the following: “I understand that the Commissioner intends to sign a Valuation Order to commence the revaluation of all rateable properties in the rating authority area of Donegal County Council in early November and that it is intended that the valuation date by reference to which all rateable properties in Donegal will be revalued is 16 September 2019 with the new valuation list to be published on or around 15 September 2021, and to be effective for rates purposes from 2022 onwards.Pat the Cope concluded: “This is only the beginning of a process, which hopefully will see the rates burden reduce on some of our business, and commercial premises throughout the county but long term this entire system of local taxation needs to be looked at and a fairer system introduced.”Commercial rates revaluation to start in November until 2021 was last modified: October 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has disparaging words for Levi’s Stadium

By on December 20, 2019

first_img“It wasn’t great. There were guys slipping all over the place … During the AstroTurf craze of the late 1960s, baseball slugger Dick Allen famously stated, “If a horse can’t eat it, I don’t want to play on it.”Dick Allen, meet Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.Appearing on his ESPN Seattle radio show Monday, one day after the Seahawks lost to the 49ers in Santa Clara, Carroll said the Levi’s Stadium playing surface was as he expected: “really lousy.”To the point of being equine-unfriendly?last_img read more

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Bunion removal

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgDefinitionBunion removal is surgery to treat deformed bones of the big toe and foot.Alternative NamesBunionectomy; Hallux valgus correctionDescriptionYou may be awake during the procedure. You will be given anesthesia (numbing medicine) so that you will not feel pain and medicines to help you relax.The surgeon makes a cut to around the toe joint and bones. The surgeon repairs the deformed joint and bones using pins, screws, plates, or a cast to keep the bones in place.The surgeon may repair the bunion by:Making certain tendons or ligaments shorter or longerArthrodesis, which involves taking out the damaged part of the joints and then using screws, wires, or a plate to hold the joint togetherShaving off the bump on the toe jointRemoving the damaged part of the jointCutting parts of the bones on each side of the toe joint, then putting them in their proper position. This is called an osteotomy.Why the Procedure Is PerformedYour health care provider may recommend this surgery if you have a bunion that hasnt gotten better with other treatments, such as shoes with a wider toe box. A bunion is when your big toe points toward your second toe, forming a bump.Bunion surgery corrects the deformity and relieves pain caused by the bump.RisksRisks for any anesthesia include:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsRisks for any type of surgery include:BleedingBlood clotInfectionRisks for bunion surgery include:Numbness in the big toeThe wound does not heal wellThe surgery does not correct the problemNerve damagePersistent painStiffness in the toeArthritis in the toeBefore the ProcedureadvertisementAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, including medicines, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:You may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen, (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve).Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see your doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking more than 1 or 2servings of alcohol each day.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor or nurse for help. Smoking can slow down wound and bone healing.Tell your doctor if you get sick with a cold, flu, herpes infection, or other illness before your surgery.On the day of your surgery:You may be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take your drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureMost people go home the same day they have bunion removal surgery.Your doctor or nurse will tell you how to take care of yourself after surgery.Outlook (Prognosis)You should have less pain after your bunion is removed and your foot has healed. You should also be able to walk more easily. This surgery does repair some of the deformity of your foot, but it will not give you a perfect-looking foot.Full recovery may take 3 – 5 months.ReferencesRichardson EG. Disorders of the hallux. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 81.Wexler D. Grosser DM, Kile TA. Bunion and bunionette. In: Frontera, WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD Jr, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 76.Review Date:3/8/2014Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

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By on November 16, 2019

first_imgNebraska Senator Ernie Chambers, who fought for decades to abolish the death penalty in the state, is trying again.Chambers says the statewide vote to reinstate capital punishment doesn’t make it right.He presented his repeal bill Wednesday to a legislative committee.It’s unlikely to pass, but Chambers says a popular vote shouldn’t decide issues such as capital punishment.Lawmakers abolished the death penalty in 2015, overriding Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto.Death penalty supporters responded with a ballot petition drive partially financed by Ricketts and voters overturned the Legislature’s decision and restored the punishment in November.last_img read more

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8 days agoArsenal boss Emery insists he hasn’t shut the door on Ozil

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgArsenal boss Emery insists he hasn’t shut the door on Ozilby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery insists he has not shut the door on Mesut Ozil.Ozil has featured against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup and Watford in the Premier League, but other than that he has been a notable absentee.“This year started difficult for him. He worked well in pre-season and he was playing in the games,” said Emery.“But then the problem he had along with Sead [Kolasinac] stopped him. After that he was sick for one week and then he lost a lot of training to keep his fitness. “But in the last two to three weeks he’s improved with us in training and I think it’s good. I didn’t close the possibility for him to play. Because I want him to be OK and ready with being available for training and giving us a good feeling every day. Then he can play. “My idea is to use every player and he is one. The player can help us. He has very big skills and one quality we will need in the next matches. Really I am happy now how he is improving and training every day. He is one player more in that squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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HMM Selected as Preferred Bidder for Hanjins Spain Terminal

By on October 23, 2019

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has been selected as the preferred bidder for a terminal in Algeciras, Spain, owned by its bankrupt compatriot Hanjin Shipping.The company earlier said that it would purchase of a 100 percent stake in Total Terminal International Algeciras, situated at Port of Algeciras Bay, from its owners, including IBK Securities Co Ltd, according to Reuters.Although it did not reveal the financial terms of the transaction, HMM said that it is expected to be finalized in late December.TTI Algeciras counts with a concession area of 300,119 square metres, 57,621 square metres of public manoeuvring zone and two quay lines of 850 metres on the East and 550 metres on the North, with a draught of 18,5 and 17,5 metres, respectively.The terminal is capable of handling Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) with an equipment of 8 ship-to-shore cranes, 32 automatic stacking cranes and 22 shuttle carriers.Earlier in November, the company lost the race for Hanjin Shipping’s Asia-US route network.South Korea’s shipping company Korea Line Corp, which was selected as the preferred bidder for the network signed the KRW 37 billion (USD 31.4 million) purchase deal earlier this week.The agreement includes Hanjin’s business network and client information related to the route, subsidiaries and logistics management systems in seven countries, including the U.S., China and Vietnam.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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