Some Rumson Homes Deemed Uninhabitable; Power Could be Back by Thursday

first_imgBy John BurtonRUMSON — Borough officials said about 70 percent of the homes in the borough’s West Park section are heavily damaged and have been deemed uninhabitable by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).“Quite a bit of homes have sustained some structural damage,” primarily in that section, said Dennis Peras, the borough’s construction official.The West Park section is near St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church, located on Lincoln Avenue, the eastern point of the borough. The area includes Parker, Washington and Waterman avenues, Warren Street and Oyster Bay Drive, near the Shrewsbury River.Homes are Warren Street and Waterman Avenue were impacted by a surge that was as much as 72 inches above grade, Peras said.Peras spoke about the damage at a late afternoon borough council meeting during which the lack of power was also discussed.“The elephant in the room with us is the power,” said Mayor John Ekdahl about the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy.Ekdahl was talking at the meeting which was held in the cold and quickly darkening council chambers as the sun set Monday afternoon.Borough hall, like the rest of the borough, lost power as a result of the storm and has yet to have it restored a week later.The mayor said a Jersey Central Power & Light representative told him about the power possibly being restored by Thursday but he cautioned that estimate “isn’t gospel by any means.“We have no control over that in any way,” Ekdahl said.JCP&L, the electric utility company, has restored power to parts of Red Bank, with that restoration driven in great part by Riverview Medical Center being located there, Ekdahl said.Power company representatives have indicated Fair Haven, just west of Rumson, will probably get its power back by Wednesday with the Rumson, if all goes well, getting it back  Thursday.The reason for Fair Haven’s earlier return is because JCP&L is moving west to east in this area, said David Marks who is with T&M Associates, the borough’s engineering firm.The electric company has been working on repairing high voltage lines before undertaking repairs to its substation. “This gets the most number of people energized,” Marks said.“What bothers me is we’re suppose to have a fairly strong nor‘easter on Wednesday,” Ekdahl said, noting that that storm, with possible 50 mile-per-hour winds could hamper repair efforts and exacerbate the damage the borough has already sustained.last_img read more

May 25: LFA 3rd Date to Commence National League

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association (LFA) has scheduled Monday, May 25, as the revised date for the start of the 2014/2015 National Football League after  double postponement.According to emails sent to clubs of which was also copied to the Daily Observer, the Secretary General of the LFA, B. Alphonso Armah has released the 2014/2015 league timetable and registration procedures.According to the timetable, club registration began Monday, May 4 and ends Monday, June 1.The 2014/2015 LFA League will begin Monday, May 25 and the First Phase of the league runs up to the Thursday, the 27th of August.“Mid-season registration: July 20 – August 27, 2015; and the 2nd Phase August 7 – October 31, 2015,” Armah wrote.The LFA Chief Scribe, in his release urged participating clubs to observe to all registration procedures:Mr. Armah further instructed clubs to make available coaches and players’ contracts as part of the registration.“Coach’s contract must be signed by the coach and the team. Copy of his/her License must be submitted along with the contract; and the player and the team must sign Player’s contracts. Three copies of each player’s contract (The LFA, Club and the Player) must be submitted to the department,” Mr Armah noted.He also mandated all clubs to submit sample of their JERSEYS (HOME, AWAY AND ALTERNATIVE) during registration to complete registration.“The LFA is obliged by the Regulation to publish it; as such, there will be zero tolerance on this and we are therefore asking that you highly consider the 2014/2015 Regulations when carrying out the registration.”Meanwhile, many football fans are hoping to heave a sigh of relief on the resumption of the football league after over 10 months of non-football activities due to the Ebola outbreak.Ruefully, football fans’ hope was dashed when the LFA deferred the kickoff of the 2014/2015 national league for the second time.On Wednesday, May 13, clubs from the 1st, 2nd and female divisions were expected with pleasure begin their football journey but were reschedule, which is unprecedented in Liberian football since the Super Cup finals, between FC Fassell and BYC, was played on Friday, March 20. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Busy Easter weekend for Blizzard Bicycle Club

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was a busy Easter weekend for the Blizzard Bicycle Club as they held a series of Spring Stages.On Thursday, April 18, the Blizzards held stage two of the Spring Stages where 14 riders took on the strong winds at Baldonnel.For the 16 KM race, Irvin Tang came in first with a time of 26:18.- Advertisement -Brett McCracken came in first for the 8 KM race at 16:57.On Friday, April 19, the Club was at Beatton Hill for stage three, where 12 riders braved the strong winds.Nick Guliov came in first with 27:15.Advertisement Then later that day, riders took part in Spring Stage four, Frozen John.Irvin Tang came in first place with 57:10, Nick Guliov in second with 58:42, and Robert Martens in third with a time of 59:53.Then on Saturday, April 20, was Spring Stage five, the 69 KM Mile 64 Grinder.Nick Guliov and Irvin Tang came in at 2:17:13.Advertisement Amanda Mitchell took part in the 34 KM race with a time of 1:20:14.Dian Loro completed 18 KM in 38:50.Then on Monday, April 22, the Blizzards held Spring Stage six, Cecil Lake Wind Tunnel.Winning the 50 KM race was Robert Martens at a time of 1:38:42, Robert Sapp completed the 32 KM at 1:24:35,  and Tanner McCracken finished the 24 KM with 1:05:00.Up next is Spring Stage seven, on April 23 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Wood’s Corner.Advertisementlast_img read more

Work begins to find funds for School District 60 support staff raises

first_imgLocal 4653, which represents workers in Fort St. John area schools, has meetings scheduled for today and tomorrow, and School District 60 Superintendent Dave Sloan is fairly confident they’ll support the “fair” deal.Sloan says he and a team that includes the Secretary Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer began work early this morning to figure out what the district can do less of, or do for less.“Executive staff will go through the operating budget to see what efficiencies can be found,” Sloan explains. “We’ll have to look at what that [raise] costs this district, and then we’ll have to be quite careful and creative in terms of how we find that money in our budget without damaging the core services.” – Advertisement -Sloan admits that finding the money won’t be easy, as the budget for this year has already been finalized. They’ve been given just over a month to report back to the Ministry of Education on where the funds will come from.last_img read more

Wayne Rooney ready to sign new Man United contract after Jose Mourinho’s arrival

first_img1 Wayne Rooney admits he would be interested in extending his Manchester United contract and is ready to see out the twilight years of his career in midfield.Rooney still has three years to run on the existing deal he signed in February 2014 and will be almost 34 when that expires.The England captain had been linked with a move away from United prior to signing that deal, but he now looks willing to commit himself to Old Trafford for the remainder of his playing days.He told fanzine United We Stand, in quotes reported by The Sun: “I have a contract at the club that I want to see out and wouldn’t be against extending it – but that’s up to the club.”Rooney, 30, has spent much of his career playing up front but he has been employed in a deeper role by both United and England in recent years.It remains to be seen how new United boss Jose Mourinho will utilise England’s record goalscorer, but Rooney admits he enjoys a midfield role and is confident he will continue to develop and improve his game, using former team-mate Ryan Giggs as an example. He added: “All players’ games develop and change over time – look at Giggsy towards the end of his career compared to the beginning.“What I can say is I will continue to develop my game and adapt and improve throughout.“I think my record shows I have always enjoyed assisting goals as much as scoring them and I also enjoy the involvement from deeper positions.” Wayne Rooney in action for England last_img read more

FA Cup final – Arsenal v Chelsea live stream: Live talkSPORT stream

first_img Arsenal v Chelsea is LIVE on talkSPORT 1 Antonio Conte’s Chelsea could secure a double in 2016/17 with victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup, LIVE on talkSPORT.CLICK HERE for details of how to listen to live commentary of the game, which takes place at Wembley on Saturday, May 27 2017.You can listen to the final, live online with, or via your radio.The match kicks off at 17:30 UK time and it is also available to watch in the UK via BT Sport.Arsenal will be hoping to round off a disappointing campaign by winning their third FA Cup in four seasons, in what could be Arsene Wenger’s last game in charge.Premier League champions Chelsea will prove tough opponents though, as Conte’s men look to secure their eighth FA Cup trophy.LIVE ON talkSPORT: Arsenal v Chelsea: How to follow the match on talkSPORTlast_img read more

All you need to know about Liverpool’s potential Karius replacement

first_img targets REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka has been dubbed the “gloved guardian angel.”The 26-year-old has made headlines for some outlandish saves and it has reportedly caught the attention of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. Man City eye Poch, Haaland pictured with United shirt, Chelsea dealt double blow RANKED IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Gossip 2 The bizarre reason why Man United didn’t sign new Liverpool playmaker Minamino He’s just finished his first season in the Bundesliga with Bremen but could now be on the move again.talkSPORT takes a look at the man who could be Liverpool’s new number one…Name: Jiri PavlenkaDate of birth: April 14, 1992Position: GoalkeeperClub: Werder BremenInternational: Six caps for Czech Republic2017/18 season stats: 34 Bundesliga games, eight clean sheetsBreakthroughThe 6ft 5inch shot-stopper joined Slavia Prague from previous club Banik Ostrava back in January 2016 for a reported transfer fee of £333,643.In June 2017, Pavlenka joined German side Werder Bremen for around £2.6 million.He saved an impressive 128 shots over 34 Bundesliga matches and kept eight clean sheets.“I’m not sure he knows how good he is,” said Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt speaking a few months ago.”He’s been great for us. For me, he’s been one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga so far this season, without a doubt.” blunder LATEST PAVLENKA AGAINST THE WORLD— KOPSSAN (@KOPSSAN) June 20, 2018Next move?The Czech keeper has been linked with a move to Merseyside after Reds shot stopper Loris Karius made two howlers in the Champions League Final.Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on a replacement ‘keeper for next season.Roma’s Alisson was understood to be Klopp’s first choice but looks to be pushing for a move to Real Madrid, while Atletico Madrid will offer Jan Oblak a bumper new deal and another possible target, the veteran Gianluigi Buffon, is on his way to Paris Saint-Germain. Now Pavlenka is on Liverpool’s radar. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Jiri Pavlenka has become known for his outlandish saves The Czech keeper has been linked with a move to Liverpool Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade QualitiesPavlenka has made headlines in Germany for his outlandish saves during the 2017/18 Bundesliga season.The German media have even dubbed him the “gloved guardian angel.”He has been particularly praised for his ability to save shots at close range.Pavlenka said: “As a goalkeeper, you always have to be ready. You have to be even more alert and focused in the Bundesliga, otherwise you’ll be punished, but I wouldn’t have left Slavia if I thought there was anything to be scared of or if I didn’t want to improve.”He added: “I want to get better with each passing game”last_img read more


first_imgAIDAN McGeady will start Ireland’s friendly against Hungary on Monday ahead of James McClean as at least two Premiership clubs eye him up for a summer transfer.Both Sunderland’s Martin O’Neill, who managed the Glasgow-born winger with strong Gaoth Dobhair connections at Celtic, and new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers (a mad Celtic fan) are considering a transfer move.Reports in the British papers say O’Neill is particularly keen on taking McGeady from Spartak Moscow. All that will be far from Aiden’s mind this week however as Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni confirmed the ex-Celt will start in the country’s first Euro 2012 clash against Croatia next Sunday.McGeady was named in the starting line-up for the Hungary friendly and Trapattoni said: “The team that starts against Hungary will be the same team that starts against Croatia, without problems at the last moment.”He added: “James (McClean) will be on the bench, with the others.”  LIVERPOOL AND SUNDERLAND EYE McGEADY AS STAR PIPS McCLEAN TO EURO START was last modified: June 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LIVERPOOL AND SUNDERLAND EYE McGEADY AS STAR PIPS McCLEAN TO EURO STARTlast_img read more

Bruins face road challenge

first_imgPULLMAN, Wash. — Logistically, getting to Washington State is easily the worst endeavor in the Pacific-10 Conference. On game day, rowdy fans, a loud stadium and a poor locker-room situation make it difficult for visiting teams. “It’s a rowdy crowd, a little town. Everything about it is college football,” UCLA senior quarterback Drew Olson said. “It’s what it’s supposed to be like. It’s a good challenge. I love playing on the road. I love road trips. I love getting on a plane. I love flying to other places and playing, seeing other schools, and playing at other schools and seeing their fans. There’s a lot of motivation for us in this game.” UCLA hasn’t defeated the Cougars since 1998, and the current collection of seniors is 0-3 against WSU. It is UCLA’s first trip outside of Southern California, and early in the week Bruins coach Karl Dorrell talked about the difficulty in traveling here. But by week’s end, he downplayed the effect travel has on the game. “I don’t think this is any bigger trip than any other away game,” Dorrell said. “I think sometimes we try to portray it as (if) you’re going to the Sahara Desert to play 16,000 miles away, and how are you going to deal with the 130-degree heat? It’s just a football game. We know we have to go up there with an expectation to win the game, playing in typical on-the-road conditions.” Still, players and coaches especially coaches are creatures of habit, and there is nothing normal about this trip. UCLA talked all week about minimizing those distractions. Today, the 12th-ranked Bruins will find out if it worked as they play their first true road game against the Cougars at cozy Martin Stadium. And to cap it off, UCLA (5-0, 2-0 Pac-10) hasn’t won at WSU (3-2, 0-2) since 1993, and has lost the past four overall against the Cougars. center_img The airport in Pullman is too small to land charter flights that teams use, so after a 2 ½-hour flight from LAX to Spokane, Wash., a 2 ½-hour bus ride south ensues. “(The drive) is going through nothing but hills,” UCLA tailback Maurice Drew said. “It’s one of the worst drives I’ve been on, but when you don’t worry about that and just concentrate on what you have to do, you’ll be all right.” Once there, the visitors are usually treated with hostility, as the current UCLA juniors and seniors learned in 2003. The locker rooms are a few hundred yards away from the stadium, and taunts by Wazzu fans usually accompany the visitors along the path. Several UCLA players complained about fans throwing stuff at them on the last trip, and strong safety Jarrad Page said racial remarks were also made. To top if off, a lapse in security allowed a fan to enter UCLA’s locker room after the 31-13 defeat two years ago. The fan taunted the Bruins before being ushered out. “A lot of people were upset, but you’ve got to understand when we go up there and you have a hostile environment like that, things are going to happen,” Drew said. Then there were the on-field debacles during UCLA’s last visit, which included 14 turnovers between the two teams. UCLA’s then-anemic offense gained possession inside WSU’s 25-yard line three times and didn’t score a touchdown. Later in the game, quarterback Matt Moore was pulled after an interception. Moore and receiver Ryan Smith then got into a heated exchange on the sideline and had to be pulled apart by teammates. It was the last pass Moore threw at UCLA. He was replaced by Olson, who is making his 21st consecutive start. “They come out and play us tough, so we know what to expect,” Page said. “But we know also what we’ve done this year, and we know as long as we take care of our business, we’ll be all right.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Crabs secure Sunday sweep of Expos

first_imgWesley Gahn-Gibson hit a game-winning walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning, earning the Humboldt Crabs a 3-2 victory, and a series sweep, against the visiting California Expos Sunday at the Arcata Ballpark.“Sweeps are always a good thing,” Crabs manager Robin Guiver said. “We should have scored a little more, but I’ll take it.”Sunday’s game was by far the closest contest had by the two teams over the weekend and required the Crabs (16-6) to hold off an ambitious comeback attempt …last_img