North Korean Claim Met with Skepticism

first_img North Korean Claim Met with Skepticism News By Chris Green – 2010.05.13 11:46am AvatarChris Green SHARE Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Newscenter_img News Facebook Twitter Skepticism was the order of the day in the U.S. State Department press briefing yesterday, following North Korea’s front page claim to have achieved nuclear fusion, the “holy grail” for limitless, clean energy.Upon being asked for a reaction to North Korea’s claim, State Department spokesman Philip Crowley pointed out, “Well, the North Koreans have been prone from time to time to claim lots of things.”When pushed for something more substantive, he simply added, “I’m not going to comment on the specifics, but I wouldn’t dissuade you from those people who are offering skeptical views on this at this point.”Among other reactions to the Rodong Shinmun claim, bemusement was also predominant. Talking to CNN, Dan Pinkston, head of the Seoul office of the International Crisis Group said, “I don’t think the North Koreans are going to start … putting nuclear power vendors around the world out of business any time soon.”Speaking to Reuters, Kune Suh, a nuclear expert from Seoul National University called the North Korean claim “highly inaccurate and grossly exaggerated,” suggesting that a small experiment may be being puffed up by the North Koreans, and adding, “Maybe if two suns show up in the sky tomorrow, then people could believe the claim.”Most government officials, experts, analysts and North Korea watchers agree that the North Korean claim is almost certainly little more than a ploy to add another card to its hand in denuclearization negotiations. News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

More than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Day

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMore than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Day FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, says over 800 schools will be hosting events to celebrate Jamaica’s independence on Monday, August 6. The Minister noted that when the request was first made of the schools there were murmurs of disquiet which surprised him, knowing the importance of the school, which is the centre of the community. “However, the Permanent Secretary tells me that we have had positive replies, and that functions will take place in over 800 of our schools on Monday. Jamaica is alive,” he said. The Minister was speaking at a Jamaica 50 celebration event at the Ministry of Education,  on August 3, 2012. The event began with a flag raising ceremony, where cadets from Kingston College did a re-enactment of the first Independence by lowering the Union Jack and hoisting the Jamaican flag. Applauding the cadets, Rev. Thwaites said that come September, the Ministry will be making a special effort to reintroduce the uniformed groups in all schools. He noted that the uniform groups will assist in teaching discipline and respect of national symbols, such as the flag and pledge. He also spoke to the significance of the lowering of the Union Jack and raising of the Black Green and Gold. “Now we are responsible for ourselves and we have to make sure that as adults and as children growing to be adults, we are going to stand by our own sense of responsibility and purpose. We have nobody else to blame,” the Minister said.                                                                                                                     Rev. Thwaites pointed out that having access to education was a big achievement over the last 50 years.  “What we have to do now is to ensure that we have equity and quality throughout the whole education system. We don’t have that yet and that is our mission, and each of us has to ensure that this happens,” he emphasised. In the meantime, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Grace McLean, reminded everyone just how far the Jamaican education system has come since Independence. “In 1962 we were still struggling to provide access and equity in the education system, especially at the high school level. It was during the 60s that we started the build out of our secondary schools. It was during the 60s that the new deal for education came into being, as well as the 70/30 policy, which provided access for many who were denied the opportunity to secondary education, because of the colour of their skin,” she said. Mrs. McLean noted that the system has made significant strides since then. “We have since then developed education the way upwards in the 1990s and the Task Force report on education in 1994, which is now paving the way for new experiences for us, ensuring that we provide quality education for all in this country,” she said. The Permanent Secretary said that despite all the achievements, “we cannot become complacent, because there is still much more to be done.”  She called on her colleagues to recommit themselves to continue to improve education over the next 50 years. The event saw staff members and friends of the Ministry of Education celebrating Jamaica 50 in song, dance, poetry and food. There were also exhibits on display from the Institute of Jamaica and other groups. RelatedMore than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Daycenter_img More than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Day CultureAugust 3, 2012 RelatedMore than 800 Schools Hosting Events on Independence Daylast_img read more

Hoboken council reintroduces, OKs first reading of amended rail yard redevelopment…

first_imgHobokenPolitics & Policy Karma By John Heinis – November 7, 2019 5:56 pm 52 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter November 10, 2019 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm TAGShoboken city councilhoboken yard redevelopment planmike defuscomike russoravi bhalla SHARE November 10, 2019 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm Previous articleProsecutor: Jersey City man arrested for Halloween hit-and-run in Downtown neighborhoodNext article‘Your Children’s Future’ team coasts to victory in West New York BOE election John Heinis ShamScam ViJaStan CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network November 8, 2019 11:23 am at 11:23 am Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ The election is over an he’s still whining. Ravi-DeFusco Development $$$ War Defusco 2021, Rainman treasurer Losers Republic Of Stanistan November 9, 2019 5:58 am at 5:58 am Of course, you smelled a rat because this was sprung against the public like a dead rat.See who stood up for the people of Hoboken and who is making the back room deal with zero transparency? This scam against the public is exactly what people fought against in Hoboken for many years. They’re cashing in, fighting to get the big developer money. Ravi Bhalla is wasting no time laying his claim to all of it. If this massive redevelopment is so wonderful why is the public being blindsided with a vote not even on the agenda. Forget Lindastan’s propaganda, he’s as transparently revealed as this vote. None of it could have taken place AGAINST the public without Jim Doyle and Emily Jabbour giving the middle finger to the people of Hoboken. Remember who acted in the light for Hoboken: Jen Giattino, Peter Cunningham and Tiffanie Fisher. They refused to sit by with this mockery against Hoboken people. What is born of deceit holds no decency and Ravi Bhalla and his coven just gave birth to Rosemary’s baby. November 8, 2019 10:54 am at 10:54 am November 8, 2019 6:49 am at 6:49 am No one cares what crap you’re shoveling LindaStan. You don’t know jack and you’re the central culprit in much of the ugly lies and smears in the last two elections back to that Ravi Terror Flier. Go ahead and tell us how you knew nothing about it. Make us laugh harder.There’s not a shade of difference between DeFusco and Ravi with their double-dealing in pandering to the big development crowd.So enjoy the karma from all the crap you shoveled and you can eat our grits! Roman needs a life Bhalla needs to clean house starting with Vijay who’s nasty tone and obnoxious threats turn people off.Then he needs to reign in John Allen who plays Mister Nice Guy while he has Jason Freeman slither around doing dirty work.And finally, put Stan on call block, stop dragging dawn out of the attic and never hire that Rhode Island fake endorsement writer for any election ever again. Peter For Bhalla to make it through the next two years and have any measure of a chance to be re-elected, he has to get rid of that nasty spokesman Vijay.The country can thank Vijay for AOC and Ravi can thank Vijay for this wipe out. I have zero faith in the city council, the mayor’s office, OR NJ Transit to deliver a project of this scope. Hard to imagine 3 less capable entities driving something so important. Yet again, we all lose. Who’s “we” These Ravibots are stupid November 10, 2019 7:52 am at 7:52 am lindalou Ron November 9, 2019 10:27 am at 10:27 am November 10, 2019 11:28 am at 11:28 am November 8, 2019 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm Too Little Too Late Giattino and DeFusco lost that election with even smaller numbers.Obviously they know who they really are too. Administration Enema November 7, 2019 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm Councilmen Ramos, DeFusco and Russo were the representatives of the Hoboken City Council that negotiated the plan with the NJT designated developer LOCOR for many months. The plan was never a surprise to them. Ever since this re-started recently its smelled funny. It feels like there’s something more going on behind the scenes here than just developer $ flowing. Also, it doesn’t seem like anyone other than the mayor & some of the city council want this to actually happen…is there ANYONE who supports this, even after the changes noted by LindaLou? Opposition seemed quite strong at the public meeting.I say that as someone who would like to see the eyesore buildings and tracks torn down or out of sight! Long2Years4Ravi I’m glad to see the strong and clear no build zone language replacing the scary “development to be named later” language. The old language made it sound like LCOR was still interfering in the RBD planning process trying to get more development down the road. It also could have made it look to the State as if the City was on board with that idea.The upzones here only make sense if this is all that will be built -ever. And the State needs to know that the City wants the RBD alignment to be clearly and irrevocably final so RBD can move forward without delays caused by LCOR’s continued lobbying for changes in hopes of getting more development.There are two other relatively small changes I personally think should be made to the Plan. The LEED incentive that was removed should be reinstated as a requirement for the added building heights, since making this development less environmentally friendly in this day and age makes zero public policy sense.And since LCOR justified the dramatic reduction in parking by saying folks who live in small units near train stations don’t have cars, and that actually makes sense, the residential building should be limited to small units – maybe 600 SF maximum.This stuff could be added in a redeveloper agreement but it would be far better to include it in the plan. Unfortunately, that would probably require another first reading and I doubt there will be an appetite to make changes now that can be done later. November 8, 2019 7:11 am at 7:11 am Stan Grossbard and Dawn Zimmer are washed up… Nobody needs Mayor 30%-47% anymore.Zimmer dodged a bullet a few times, she should go back to shilling light bulbs to big developers. Speaking of corruption, isn’t Michael DeFusco’s very generous campaign patron up for sentencing soon on his multiple voter fraud convictions ? The Auditor Ravis’s Contempt Unfortunately more psychotic personal insults November 9, 2019 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm November 8, 2019 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm lindalou The Auditor November 9, 2019 9:01 am at 9:01 am KnockMeOverWithAFeather November 9, 2019 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm Comments are closed. November 8, 2019 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm November 8, 2019 11:24 am at 11:24 am He’s not here writing that duff moron. DeFusco people don’t like Ravi. HobokenHorse is obviously deep in your head. He reported the antics of John Allen with his pals doing hit jobs at council meetings. Doubt he’d call Allen Mister Nice Guy ever. It’s a shame, the election is over and you need to attack the guy who stood up for Hoboken with others and made a positive difference. Lindalou is just a blowhard. He just suggested that voting on 1st reading for an ordinance that is on the agenda is the same thing as voting on 1st reading for an ordinance that was removed from the agenda. He also stated that it is some sort of political game for council members to not want to vote on an ordinance for first reading that was removed from the agenda, particularly in this case when it is a first reading for something as city altering as the NJT redevelopment plan.Looks like he’s also pushing for Russo as city council president. I hope Jim or Emily or Phil nominate Russo to be council president. We know they’ll all vote for him. It will be a riot reading the grafix justification of that. Satanic Spawn of Ravi take a 30% hint You forgot to say this is DeFusco, Ramos and Russo’s plan as the appointed representatives of the City Council working for a year with the developer LOCOR.Falco, Fisher, Giattino and Cunningham made that happen.I understand that does not fit in with your all consuming hatred Bhalla. November 10, 2019 1:02 pm at 1:02 pm November 8, 2019 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm Defusco only introduced the inevitable. The action needed to be taken so THE PUBLIC can see the latest proposal. OTHERWISE they would not be able to speak at a public meeting on this UNTIL JANUARY!Why table this so we can draaaaaaaaaaggggggggg it out another 4 years so some worse council can build it bigger?Stop kicking the railyard down the road That’s transparent Here we go with Yes, best to do another Ravi Bhalla backdoor deal, get him paid and screw the people of Hoboken. lindalou 07030 November 10, 2019 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm In a fairly unexpected move, the Hoboken City Council voted to reintroduce, and then okayed, the first reading of an amended rail yard plan at last night’s meeting.An artist’s rendering of the Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan from May 2018. Instagram photo.By John Heinis/Hudson County View“I wanted to know: we’re moving [ordinance] back to 1st reading?,” 3rd Ward Councilman Mike Russo asked Council President Jen Giattino.“On December 4th,” she answered.“Why aren’t we doing that tonight?,” Russo continued.“It was removed from the agenda because members of the public were told that there would be a subcommittee meeting and they’d have a chance to speak about it again,” Giattino explained.A hot button issue during this past election cycle, the first reading of a similar, but different, ordinance had first reading approved back in September.That incarnation of the plan, which has existed in some form since 2005 and had another draft approved in 2014, calls for an 18-story, 300-foot tall (up from 200-feet) office building, as well as a 28-story building that was initially expected to be 24 stories tall.However, it was recently amended after residents expressed public, traffic, and environmental concerns at a public forum last month.Arguably the most significant change is that a 944,000 square-foot area previously designated as “future potential development” has now been roped off as a “no build zone” for NJ Transit – who owns the 80 acres of land – due to the $230 million Rebuild by Design flood prevention project.Also, the 10 percent affordable housing designation has been changed to a minimum requirement (the 10 percent wasn’t defined before) and the Redevelopment Agreement will require a shadow study.1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco, who vowed at the October 15th meeting to address the concerns brought forward, said that he felt it would make sense to vote on first reading since the public would have at least two more opportunities to have their voices heard before the council votes on second reading.“So council president, since I raised that concern, it’s been brought to me attention by LCOR, the designated developer, that they’re willing to hold a robust community meeting in the train terminal on November 25th. The administration has further agreed to send out a Nixle alert, alerting them of this community meeting,” he said.Also noting that the planning board would meet before the next council meeting, on December 3rd and December 4th, respectively, DeFusco further stated he saw no reason to delay the second reading until around mid-February.Giattino still expressed discontent with such a move since members of the public who wanted to speak on the matter had left, with other residents not attending since they were told the agenda item was removed.Nevertheless, Russo made a motion to override Giattino’s decision to remove the agenda item, which DeFusco seconded. The measure passed 5-3(1), with DeFusco, Russo, and Council members-at-Large Jim Doyle, Vanessa Falco, and Emily Jabbour voting yes.Giattino, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, and 5th Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham vote no, while 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos abstained.The subsequent vote on 1st reading of the measure was later approved by a 6-3 vote, with Giattino, Fisher, and Cunningham voting no. Long2Years4Ravi They didn’t run on any ticket. There was only one ticket: the Ravi – Stronger Foundations endorsed council ticket and it got slaughtered. Jen Giattino and Tiffanie Fisher didn’t get played. They disagreed with Ravi and DeFusco sucking up to special interest money all along before and after the NJT vote. Peter Cunningham joined with them weeks ago in pushing this off the agenda since Ravi Bhalla kept the whole thing a secret from the public. But you knew (and endorsed) that.Here, once again it’s Peter, Jen, and Tiffanie who disagreed with this transparent scam on Hoboken and fought it. That’s what good government people do. Ravi and DeFusco are in a war for the special interest money. Tell us why one is so great and the other is not. LMAO! November 9, 2019 10:33 am at 10:33 am November 9, 2019 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm Dock November 8, 2019 11:27 am at 11:27 am November 10, 2019 10:24 am at 10:24 am HobokenResistance Ravi-DeFusco Development $$$ War November 8, 2019 10:52 am at 10:52 am 52 COMMENTS Ron November 8, 2019 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm You have no idea what you’re talking about. DeFusco and Ramos have met with the developers all along in the process and have been completely aware of status every step of the way.Satanic spawn? No wonder no one takes you seriously. Blah Blah Blech November 8, 2019 11:04 am at 11:04 am SmallerNowOrBiggerLater November 8, 2019 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm Eat our Grits LindaLouse Don’t worry, Zimmer-Bhalla Bots lose then move… Oh and they also settle lawsuits then move away too! When did Jen,Tiff and Peter ever publicly disagree with Mike ?Never.Did they get played by Mike or were they playing along with him and now after the election they want to pretending to have been against. Ron I never heard Jen and Tiff say anything bad about Mikey while they were in cohoots with him.They might start now that Mikey fuscoed them over on the this whole NJT thing. Yours too VeeeeeeeJaStan Judging by the extreme and often psychotic responses directed at LindaLou on this site that the posts ring true hit home No, they only pointed out DeFusco’s excessive contributions in 2017 more than two years ago. They’ve voted on opposite sides many times but it’s clear the Ravibot stupidity isn’t ending any time soon. Is anyone fooled by their desperate ugliness on behalf of Ravi?They’re addicted to divisiveness and fabrications and want to destroy the good people fighting for Hoboken. Bayonne DangerWillRobinson ViJaStan glad to know your life has so much meaning and purpose. Long2Years4Ravi The 66% who know who Ravi really is The election is over, and it is truly unfortunate that the stupid political games are continuing. Jen, Tiffanie and Peter all voted “yes” for the original 1st reading and made no motion to table. Why was it OK with them to pass a worse Plan on 1st reading in September (with no public process done or planned) and it’s suddenly not OK to have a 1st reading of an improved plan, informed by a past public meeting, with yet another public meeting scheduled?Perhaps they learned from their mistake – IMHO the September 1st reading SHOULD have been tabled until after a public process was completed. But we are now in a different place with a public meeting held and lots of public discussion – this is no longer remotely under the radar. Voting “yes” then and “no” now without any explanation reconciling the votes is completely inconsistent and, without acknowledgement of error, pretty hypocritical.If Tiff, Jen and Peter oppose the plan as presented, they should say so, say why, and say what they WOULD support instead of trying to cut a backroom deal with DeFusco to try to delay the process. If, at a second reading, they go on and on about not liking the process without saying what substantive changes they think should be made for them to get to “yes”, we will know that for them this is all about “anti-development” politics not substance. If I, a mere anonymous poster on a blog, can make productive, substantive suggestions, is it too much to expect Councilpeople who are far more informed than I to do the same.As for DeFusco, he is what he is. An unscrupulous, ambitious politician who could care less about public policy except as a means to further his personal ambitions, and who thinks pandering to the development community is a necessary component for a achieving those ambitions. Anybody who thinks cutting secret deals with DeFusco will benefit anybody but Mike, or that he will live up to them if he decides it’s not to his benefit, is both a sucker and a fool. People like Fisher, Giattino, Ramos and Russo, all of whom reportedly want to be Mayor themselves, need to wake up to the fact that empowering DeFusco is generally bad public policy and also does not improve their own prospects of success.I wouldn’t be surprised to see DeFusco offer a backroom deal to alternate as CP with Fisher, like the deal struck two years ago between Giattino and Ramos. Hopefully, Mike’s double crossing ways will give Fisher pause, since a backroom deal like that would be IMHO corrupt, bad for Hoboken, and politically stupid for Fisher. Satanic Spawn of Ravi Fear mongering coming from lindastan about the NJT plan. Oh, oh, the sky is falling; the sky is falling and the towers are rising. We MUST approve massive towers or NJT will build them even bigger. I call BS; where’s the threat? Let’s see NJT put that one in writing. Guess that’s the excuse that Jim Doyle is using for skirting transparency at the cc meeting. LindaStan-28 stories of 600 sq Ft apartments will have people who have cars. The NJ proposal Ammended makes an assumption that is not valid.But that is beside the point. The Zimmer plan of 2014 was a good plan. it passed 8-1. Why don’t we simply go with that plan? At least that plan had commercial which actually helps our tax base rather than small 1Brs which add to the tax burden.Even with No Develppment Clause in place they can amend the plan at later date. I call your defense of Ravi’s plan the equivalent of eating a shit sandwich and saying wow that tastes great! Your girl friend Jen is always pushing for tiny micro apartments in Hoboken. Just not near her house.Ramos and DeFusco really did her and Tiff dirty. DeFusco is not the mayor commissioning the Ravi NY Transit Redevelopment.Damn stupid Ravibots and their propaganda never stop. You got crushed and now Ravi is pushing through this garbage stabbing the public in the back again. Least you think anyone is forgetting, it couldn’t have happened with the protest by Council President Jen Giattino, Peter Cunningham and Tiffanie Fisher without the cold-blooded drowning of any transparency by Jim Doyle and Emily. The Jim Doyle vote is particularly galling to overrule the Chair, Giattino so the stabbing motion went right through the back into the heart of every person Hoboken. Nice work Jim.Here we go with the Ravibot lies and deflections. Good job HCV. They have nowhere to hide. The votes are recorded. Looks like DeFusco really screwed over Fisher and Giattino HR – any planner will confirm for you the reverse correlation between unit size and cars. Perhaps 600 SF is too big – maybe it should be 400 SF. But simply denying the existence of the correlation displays ignorance of some pretty universally accepted data and is also inconsistent with common sense.This plan has a mix of commercial and residential just like the 2014 plan did. The 2014 Plan had no more of a guaranty that the commercial would be built as planned than this one does. Opposing the plan on that basis is, to put it simply, dishonest. As noted in my previous post, it’s pretty obvious that saying, as you have, that the project should just be built in accordance with the 2014 Plan is nonsense. The RBD alignment has rendered that Plan impossible to build so saying we should stick to it is either stupid, dishonest or both.It’s also kind of dumb to say, as you have, that the change in language to create a “no build zone” instead of “potential future development” is meaningless because it could always be changed by the City Council later. Until the project is actually built, anything can obviously be changed, as could any provision of every redevelopment plan ever passed. This change in language from the previous draft is huge, because it makes clear to the DEP, for the very first time since Mayor Zimmer left office, that Hoboken’s Mayor and City Council does not want to change the alignment to facilitate as much development as possible. That messaging is extremely important and it will make it far more likely that the project will not be further delayed by LCOR’s mischief. Completing the RBD flood protection measure ASAP is not only critical to the safety of our community, it is the only irrevocable way of making sure the “proposed future development” doesn’t rear it’s ugly head again.There are sensible provisions that could be added to the Plan and/or included in the future Redevelopment Agreement to address real concerns. I have previously mentioned a couple of them. In addition to my previous suggestions, a provision could be added that the commercial building needs to be completed first. That would address the concern about whether the commercial building and the associated train station upgrades would ever actually be built. As I said before, the election is over. This is an important project that needs to be addressed in a serious, honest and thoughtful way. After the last election, the political nonsense not only didn’t abate, it accelerated. Hopefully, for Hoboken’s sake, we won’t see that irresponsible and toxic pattern repeat itself. This continued lunacy on this thread does not fill me with hope, but hope springs eternal. why are you leaving him out off your rant? November 8, 2019 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm November 8, 2019 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm They saw they whined a little and then NOTHING Saying “no” is certainly an option. Saying yes to a study of what is economically viable and traffic-wise viable is absolutely an option. That’s not what Ravi’s controllers in big development Soprano State land want.So forget the NJT scare tactics, that crap won’t fly a decade later. Nice try though. Dumbass Ravibots I noticed that Peter Cunningham, Jen Giattino and Tiffanie Fisher went deaf, dumb and blind when they needed Michael Defusco and Ruben Ramos to stay on the City Council.Now it appears DeFusco and Ramos want to advance their mayoral ambitions and clearly don’t need Giattino and Fisher who might run as spoilers against them. Will the Councilwomen after being betrayed and blindsided speak up or return to being enablers.Your Nazi references and insults makes me think you are a very disturbed individual. Ron – Jen is For a commercial mix like the plan she voted for in 2014. This plan has no guarantee of commercial. Big difference. What’s disturbing is the contempt for the people of Hoboken. Remember Jim Doyle and his wife Leah Healy have loved redevelopment ever since she and her ex firm was retained by Dave Roberts to work on that awful Ursa Tarragon plan for NW Hoboken In an attempt to make it better and stop Raia from being the only designated developer … money spent and no ability to improve the plan … then that firm is still working for HobokenEarning millions and we keep losingLosing many times and soon expect more court loses I’m not sure… but what is sure is the Possible millions That firm has earned while we end up with a plaza and a 450 apartments tower over our neighbors in JC heights and a giant PILOTDoes Mr Doyle and spouse have a 401k or referral fees still trickling in from that firm ? Community November 8, 2019 11:55 am at 11:55 am Ask Ravi… November 9, 2019 9:16 am at 9:16 am November 11, 2019 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm November 9, 2019 10:09 am at 10:09 am November 9, 2019 9:54 am at 9:54 am November 9, 2019 2:46 am at 2:46 am November 8, 2019 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm LOL, Jen and Tiffany definitely played for suckers by DeFusco. They were all supportive of one another when they ran on the same Vision Media-sponsored ticket but Mikey D immediately throws both of them under the bus as soon as the election is over. Golly gee, oh my, didn’t see that one coming, nope. November 11, 2019 9:35 am at 9:35 am Ron November 11, 2019 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm Just say “NO!” November 8, 2019 11:41 am at 11:41 am November 10, 2019 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm November 10, 2019 11:27 am at 11:27 am Hey “Ron,” they do all the time. Did you notice Peter Cunningham, Jen Giattino and Tiffanie Fisher were the lone votes against this monstrosity of an action? It’s in today’s story. The Ravibot Goebels types, what can we do with these jagoffs?It’s not the first time either. Why don’t you look up the votes on how the Ravi Bhalla NJT Redevelopment was stopped twice BEFORE the election. Go on and thank Peter, Jen and Tiffanie for their good government stance. The first rule when you open your mouth is to know the shot. You apparently don’t. Go directly to trial and do not pass GO. lindalou The 67% of voters who wouldn’t vote for Ravi or Corruption. He has no friends… they all moved away. even James Sanford is in hiding after he tried to vote in the 4th Ward on Tuesday… Ravi should LOVE Russo as Council Prez, it was his 3rd ward candidate all along.#RaviGoByeByeWe will make sure it’s a miserable exit November 8, 2019 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm November 9, 2019 10:21 am at 10:21 am Ron FoggyNotion November 9, 2019 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm The City has a legal responsibility to create a financially viable plan. Since RBD materially changed the footprint and made the old plan impossible to build, re-planning the zone became legally necessary. Had the City failed to do that NJT would likely have the right to do it for us and I don’t think anybody in favor of smart development wants that to happen given the history of this project. Remember, NJT started with a 9 million SF proposal in 2008 they said they could and would force down our throats. We’re now looking at only 1.3 million – 1 million less than we had already agreed to accept in 2014.From any objective standpoint that’s a pretty huge win for the limited smart development crowd.As Mayor Zimmer explained to the naysayors in 2014, just saying no to redevelopment altogether was not an option the City had, given NJT’s commitment to building something and the need to upgrade the station. So it was necessary to take control of the process and create the best Plan possible for the City under the circumstances. The added building heights and use change make sense given the reduced footprint and cost of the upgrades. Those who oppose it should say what financially viable Plan they WOULD support since just saying “no” is not an option. Facebook Twitter Peter Hoboken council reintroduces, OKs first reading of amended rail yard redevelopment plan November 8, 2019 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm Jim E.D. Doyle Community Probably too dumb to realize that only he can say he’s not here. Don’t quit your lime job. November 8, 2019 10:52 am at 10:52 am the disturbing psychotic obsession of Hoboken horse. November 8, 2019 9:24 am at 9:24 am November 10, 2019 11:28 am at 11:28 am RaviNeedsARotoRooter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I agreed the plan that Mayor Zimmer proposed five years ago had asked for more commercial space. However the economy and many other things have changed. The inclusion of the RBD flood wall has greatly reduced the entire scope of the Rail Yard redevelopment area. The market for commercial space has dried up while residential has remained viable. Like it or not if the development with all the give back asks is not profitable for LOCOR they will walk away. That may be OK with some no development at all faction, having the area around the NJT/PATH terminal remain in a sorry state for many years to come is not in the best interest of the residents of Hoboken. The developers have said that even if the preliminary plan is approved now, it will be at least two years before a final plan can be acted upon.If she can wave a magic wand and somehow change the reality of the constraints on the project that would be great. DeFusco said and appeared to all for public input before the election.Now he is against it.Why ?Did he get paid off ?The sham of what will be a very limited public input at best that reeks of back peddling and corruption. $10,000.00 defusco’s agenda item November 8, 2019 11:45 am at 11:45 am Ron HobokenResistance FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront November 7, 2019 7:24 pm at 7:24 pmlast_img read more

To See Who Holds The Power In Your Relationships, Check Your Old Emails

first_imgio9:Power dynamics are everywhere, from our personal relationships to our professional ones. Do you know where do you stand in yours? Here’s a little psychology experiment you can run at home. Finding out could be as simple as reading through your old e-mails.…I’m going to spend the next few paragraphs introducing this subject, partly to contextualize what it is we’re talking about, but also because it’s just a fascinating subject. What we’re dealing with here is language, specifically those parts of language that we often overlook, and how we use it.“The,” “this,” “a,” “and,” “an,” “there,” “that,” are all examples of what are called “function words.” You can think of them as the glue that bind together so-called “content words” – which convey information by denoting key people, places, things, and situations – into meaningful statements.There’s no question function words are important from a structural standpoint, but according to UT Austin psychologist James Pennebaker, they’re basically invisible to humans; as we read, or listen to someone speak, our brains tend to overlook them as we search for meaning in a statement’s meatier, more consequential content words. And that’s a shame, he says, because there’s a lot of information hidden in how we use function words.Read the whole story: i09 More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Temporary bans placed on the importation of fruits and romaine lettuce

first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Temporary bans placed on the importation of fruits and romaine lettuce by: – November 28, 2018center_img Head of Plant Protection and Quarantine Unit, Nelson LavilleA temporary ban has been placed on the importation of fruits and romaine lettuce due to pest and E.coli outbreaks.That is according to Head of the Plant Protection and Quarantine Unit, Nelson Laville during an interview with the media.Laville stated that recently Italy and Spain released a notification of an outbreak of a fruit fly which affects fruits of the two countries.He noted that the countries also alerted its various importers that they have not contained the outbreak, which has led to a temporary ban on importation from the countries.“Italy notified that they had an outbreak of the Oriental fruit-fly and this fruit-fly is not present in Dominica.  But this fruit-fly also has 300 hosts which include citrus, avocadoes, bananas, and so forth. And because of that they do not yet have it under control, so Italy and Spain have reported presence of this fruit-fly, and so we are a putting a temporary restriction on the importation of fruits from Italy and Spain,” Laville stated.He noted that although the ban is temporary, during its duration no permits will be issued to anyone importing from the two countries.“This is not an indefinite restriction. Eventually when the situation is under control, we will reevaluate the decision. But presently there is a restriction. So we are not issuing any permits to importers who wish to import fruits with the origin of Italy and Spain, and that includes grapes, pears, and apples,” he noted.He also explained that while Dominica does not import directly from Italy and Spain, we do import from Guadeloupe, and Guadeloupe imports from Italy and Spain.Laville added that a ban was also placed on romaine lettuce due to an E.coli outbreak in Canada.“Also this week we got notifications through our networks that there is an outbreak of E.coli in parts of Canada and the United States, and it was found on romaine lettuce. Now a lot of our importers bring in romaine lettuce, so what we have done is actually put another restriction on the importation of Romaine lettuce,” he announced.He also added that they are not issuing any permits for romaine lettuce while he advised persons to stay away from romaine lettuce for now.He also asked retailers to remove and destroy the stock that is already present from the shelves.“This is an action not only in Dominica, but some of our regional partners have done that as well as some of our colleague islands. This is also being done in the US. So we have put a temporary ban on romaine lettuce,” Laville further added. 368 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

McLaughlin keeps his options open for now

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsLeaf coach Chris Shaw gave star goal scorer Connor McLaughlin the day off Sunday when Nelson hosted Columbia Valley in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.Good thing too because of late the Arizona native has logged more miles than Greyhound and needed the well deserved rest. “It was fun . . . it was a blast,” McLaughlin told The Nelson Daily when asked about his road swing last week with Trail of the B.C. Hockey League following Sunday’s 6-3 victory over the Rockies. “I had a whole bunch of fun with the (Smokies) and pulled out a couple of wins.”McLaughlin, 19, received the call from the Smokies to fill rosters spots from forwards Sam Mellor and Travis St. Denis. Both players were at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge playing for Canada West.Trail played Prince George and Quesnel during the three-game trip. One of the victories on the swing was powered by the 6’1”, 190-pound grinding forward from Nelson.Facing a 3-1 deficit, McLaughlin sparked the Trail comeback by scoring two goals six minutes apart to start the third period.The visiting Smokies scored two more times to rally to a 5-3 victory. McLaughlin added an assist for a three-point night good enough for second star status.“I’d like to keep my options open,” McLaughlin said when asked if he has any desires to leave Nelson for the bright lights of Tier II Junior A Hockey. “It’s good to have that option but I don’t want to burn any bridges.”McLaughlin, who scored 24 goals for Nelson last season, is on pace to for the same 20-plus stats this year. In 21 games McLaughlin has scored 11 times to tie teammates Gavin Currie and Patrick Martens for the goal scoring lead on Nelson. Currie leads the team in points with 33.“I getting lucky right now,” said McLaughlin, who scored twice during Saturday’s 5-1 win over Kamloops. “A few of (goals) are bouncing off me and into the net but I’ll take them any way I can get them.”[email protected]last_img read more

Revelstoke knocks off Kootenay teams as summer swim season opens

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsRevelstoke flexed its Okanagan muscles to capture the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season Sunday in Nelson.The squad from abroad garnered 605.5 points to claim the overall title as the Kootenay season kicked off at the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool.“We had some exceptional swims from almost all of our senior swimmers and many outstanding best times from all our swimmers,” Neptune head coach Michelle Lorusso said after watching the host club finish fifth behind Revelstoke in the team standings.“It was a kind of a surprise when Revelstoke won the meet since they are not even from our region, but they did bring a lot of swimmers,” Lorusso added.Trail Stingrays finished second behind Revelstoke with 506 points. Castlegar was third at 413 with Grand Forks fourth at 390.5.Nelson was next followed by Colville, Wash., Kimberley and Creston.The medals were far and few between for the Neptunes, winning just seven.
 Leading the assault was Samuel Matthew in division three boys with gold. Kourtney Bragger won silver in division three girls with Neptune assistant coach Melissa Afford finishing in a tie for silver in division seven girls.Jakob Bragger won bronze in division one girls.Assistant coaches Kiandra McLaren and Rebecca Afford won bronze in division six and seven girls, respectively.In summer swim numbers, combined with solid swims, is usually the key to low and high placings.“We placed fifth overall which was pretty good considering we had lots of disqualifications, only 37 swimmers at the meet,” Lorusso confessed. “(Plus) a few of our key swimmers now do winter swim.”The winter swim excludes those swimmers from the summer program. Which means the silver medal won by Niallan Collier doesn’t contribute to the Neptune totals.The Kootenay season shifts to Grand Forks Saturday for a B meet.The next major event is set for Trail June 18-19. The Kootenay Regional meet goes August 6-7 in Castlegar with the top swimmers advancing to the B.C. Speed Swim Championships August 15-21 in Richmond.New Meet Records:Two Neptune rookies may just be the building block Neptune coach Michelle Lorusso needs to rebuild the Heritage City team.Aubree Fillion set a new record in the under-six 25-meter backstroke, shaving almost two seconds off the old mark. Fillion set a new time of 45.86. The old time was 47.35.Jaylen Rushton, swimming in the same division, shattered the old mark in the 25-meter butterfly. The – old record was 41.15 with the new time now 29.20.Niallan Collier, competing in the “O” category two boys set a new time in the 200 meter individual medley of 2:19.56. The old time was 2:[email protected]last_img read more

Marmion Returns From Injury To Make 150th Connacht Appearance

first_imgKick-off 7:35pm:(15-9) Tiernan O’Halloran, Stephen Fitzgerald, Kyle Godwin, Tom Daly, MattHealy, Conor Fitzgerald, Kieran Marmion, (1-8) Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan,Finlay Bealham, Cillian Gallagher, James Cannon, Eoin McKeon, Colby Fainga’a,Jarrad Butler (Capt).Replacements (16-23): Shane Delahunt, Peter McCabe, Conor Carey, Joe Maksymiw,Paul Boyle, Caolin Blade, Peter Robb, Cian Kelleher. Ahead of the trip to Glasgow, Friend spoke of the importance of the fixture forthe overall standings in the conference; “It is extremely tight in ourconference with only a few points separating four or five teams, so every gametakes on an even greater importance now. We have picked a side with a goodblend of youth and experience and I have full confidence in them to get aresult on Friday night”. Kyle Godwin and Tom Daly form the midfield partnership, with Bundee Aki and TomFarrell away on international duty. In the back row, Head Coach Andy Friend has retained the same trio that startedthe win over Cheetahs last weekend, with Captain Jarrad Butler starting atnumber 8 and Eoin McKeon and Colby Fainga’a at blindside and open siderespectively. Commenting on the return of Kieran Marmion, Friend added; “The real positivethis week is to see Kieran Marmion back and raring to go after a period ofinjury. He has worked really hard over the past few months to regain hisfitness and he is looking forward to his 150th appearance in a Connacht jersey.It’s a significant milestone and something to be proud of for him and hisfamily.” Marmion forms a half-back partnership with 21 year old Academy player ConorFitzgerald who comes in for Jack Carty. Fitzgerald’s brother Stephen is set forhis second consecutive start on the wing and is part of a back three thatincludes Matt Healy on the opposite wing and Tiernan O’Halloran at full back. Connacht scrum half Kieran Marmion has returned frominjury to take his place in the Connacht side to play Glasgow Warriors inScotstoun on Friday (kick-off 7:35pm). Marmion came off the bench in Connacht’svictory over the Cheetahs last week, but this will be his first start sinceIreland’s win over the All Blacks in November. In the forwards, Dave Heffernan comes in at hooker in a front row that includesloosehead Denis Buckley and tighthead Finlay Bealham. 21 year old Sligo manCillian Gallagher starts in the second row alongside James Cannon. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway minor footballers lose championship opener to Roscommon

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email GALWAY: D Halloran, J McGrath, R King, L Tevnan, E Fiorentini, D Kennedy, D McNulty (0-1), J McLaughlin, D O’Flaherty, A Naughton (0-2, 0-1f), D Cox (0-2), D Brady (0-1), N Grainger (1-1), T Culhane (0-6, 0-3fs), W Seoige SUBS C Hernon, C Gallagher, N Cunningham, S Cunningham (0-1) ROSCOMMON: J Costello, P Gavin, T Shine, C Lohan, C Glennon, O Cregg,S Trundle (0-2, 0-1f), R Fallon, J McDermott (0-1), C Feely (0-3), DCregg (0-1), M Purcell (0-1), B O’Carroll, E Colleran (0-2), A McDermott(0-7, 0-2fs) SUBS M Naughton, A Oyiki (1-0), J Downey, E Corcoran Kevin caught up with a disappointed Galway manager Donal O’Fathartha…center_img The Galway minor footballers suffered a 2 point defeat to Roscommon last night in Hyde Park, in what was the opening round of the Connacht Championship. Despite leading by 8 points at half-time, Galway couldn’t stop the home side’s second-half momentum as Roscommon eventually won out 1-17 to 1-15. Kevin Dwyer reports…last_img read more

Stephen F. Austin’s Payne Named to Bowerman Trophy Watch List

first_imgBill Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership in the USTFCCCA’spredecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole are among his many lasting legacies. The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiatetrack & field athletes in the nation. In total, the winners from the award’s first four years have won two Olympic Medals, two World Championships and six World Championships medals. When considering finalists for the award, 13 individuals have earned a combined six Olympic medals, four World Championships and 17 World Championships medals. Payne joins nine other women on the 2015 Watch List for collegiate track & field’s highest individual honor as selected by The Bowerman Watch List Committee. She is one of four newcomers from the preseason list that was released on Jan. 8. Overall, Payne has been the top collegiate performer at each of her four meets in January to start the 2015 indoor season and has brought home three consecutive individual titles (Texas A&M, New Mexico, Houston). She currently owns four of the top five jumps all-time in the NCAA and the best leap in the world this year. NEW ORLEANS, La. – Stephen F. Austin’s Demi Payne has been added to The Bowerman Trophy Women’s Watch List, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Thursday afternoon. She is the first athlete from the Southland Conference to make the Watch List for either gender. In her first year at SFA after transferring from Kansas, Payne has exploded onto the national scene in just four meets as a Ladyjack. She broke the NCAA women’s pole vault record in just her second week of the season at the Texas A&M Team Invitational on Jan. 17, soaring over 15-2.25 (4.63m).The next weekend at the New Mexico Lobo Collegiate Open, Payne broke her own record not once, but twice. She surpassed 15-3 (4.65m) without a miss and then cleared 15-7 (4.75m) on her first run to extend herNCAA mark and move to No. 3 on the all-time U.S. women’s indoor list.Payne also currently ranks No. 11 on the all-time world indoor list with her 15-7 bound. No other American in women’s indoor pole vault history has ever jumped higher in January. For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the trophy and Bill Bowerman himself, visit TheBowerman.org.last_img read more