Jamestown City Council Postpones Vote On Downtown Parking Changes

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN — Members of the Jamestown City Council have agreed to table action on proposed parking changes downtown so they can finalize the city budget and have time for more discussion.Members of the Finance Committee want the issue tabled until the 2021 budget is completed, Councilwoman Kimberly Ecklund messaged council members, while Council President Anthony Dolce said the members want more time for discussion and research.Mayor Eddie Sundquist is proposing increasing parking meter fees to $1 an hour in the City starting Jan. 1. His proposal also calls for increasing parking fines from $10 to $15 and having the fines double if not paid within 20 days and double again after 30 days.Several council members expressed concerns at the city’s recent work session. Among concerns raised were having to put four quarters in a meter for one hour when there is an alleged coin shortage, increased parking costs driving consumers out of the city and how adding an app-based system will likely confuse older residents.last_img read more

Here Lies Love Opens Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Set to the beat of a throbbing dance club score, Here Lies Love tells the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, her meteoric rise to celebrity and subsequent descent into infamy. The production is an immersive theatrical experience that puts audience members directly into the action in a 360-degree scenic and video environment. The show goes beyond Marcos’ legendary obsession with shoes and explores the tragic consequences of the abuse of power. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2015 Here Lies Love Throw on your dancing shoes and hide the rest, because Here Lies Love celebrates its opening night on May 1. The Lucille Lortel nominated musical, which recently announced an upcoming London transfer, returns to the Public after a successful run last year. The tuner is directed by Alex Timbers and features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. The cast of Here Lies Loves includes Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos, Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino.last_img read more

New Herb Book

first_img Southern experts and beginners in mind for book McLaurin should know. He wrote the book on herbs. He and his wife Sylvia, at least, wrote the book Georgia and other Southern gardeners may least want to be without. “Herbs in the Southern Garden” is a newly published practical guide to growing herbs in the deep South. To get a copy, send $5 to: Ag Business Office, 203 Conner Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. McLaurin said he and Sylvia, a Master Gardener who is also on the UGA faculty in instructional development, took a practical approach to the book. “We wanted it to be scientifically based, but user-friendly, too,” he said. “It’s easy reading, with practical tips people can use to add the richness of herbs to their gardens, kitchens and landscapes.” The book focuses on herbs Southern gardeners can grow. “These herbs can be grown from the Carolinas into Louisiana and Texas,” McLaurin said. “It isn’t meant to be an end-all kind of book. It’s a handy, fun, quality reference on herbs for Southern gardeners.” The book has 45 color plates and handy details on 52 herbs Southern gardeners can grow. It tells not just how to grow them, but when and how to harvest them to get the best flavors. It even has recipes, a helpful glossary and a list of references. It’s clear the McLaurins had fun crafting this how-to book on herbs for Southern gardens. Among the practical tips is a section on 10 starter herbs almost anybody can grow. “My starter hint for mint is to give it to a neighbor four houses down,” he laughs. “Mint takes over everything. It will be a weed in no time. It’s very aggressive.”center_img More experienced gardeners, he said, can truly enrich their lives with herbs. “The variety of herbs home gardeners have today would once have been unimaginable,” he said. Whether you’re a beginning gardener or a seasoned veteran, growing herbs can be well worth the effort, says a University of Georgia horticulture professor. “Once you begin to flavor meats and soups with your own plants, all other cooking becomes bland,” said Wayne McLaurin, an Extension Service horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Vegetables, breads, drinks — even desserts,” he said, “demand the heightened character brought about by herbs.” McLaurin’s an expertlast_img read more

Soy Conference

first_imgPeople don’t often associate Georgia with soybeans, but for a time last week, the state became the epicenter for international soybean science.More than 300 plant breeders, molecular biologists and commercial researchers converged on Athens, Georgia, for the 17th Biennial Conference on the Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Soybean. The meeting showcased new research in gene characterization, genome editing, soybean engineering, and soybean biology and environmental interaction. Presenters came from around the globe and were hosted by University of Georgia soybean scientists and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professors Scott Jackson, Zenglu Li and Wayne Parrott. “We really had some of the most cutting-edge concepts and ideas in soybean biology presented this week,” said Jackson, of the UGA Center for Applied Genetic Technologies. “From increasing yield to achieving insect and disease resistance, understanding the molecular biology of the soybean is going to help us build a more bountiful and sustainable food supply as the world’s population grows.”Farmers around the world grow about 250 million acres of soybeans, and the demand for the crop is growing. In 2018, soybean acreage planted in the U.S. overtook the nation’s planted corn acreage for the first time. Georgia farmers grow about 180,000 acres each year mainly to produce cooking oil.“The soybean is a key crop for meeting the nutritional needs of the increasing global population,” Parrott said. “A thorough understanding of soybean genetics is important for the development of new soybean varieties to meet the nutritional, environmental and industrial requirements that soybeans could fulfill over the coming decades.”In addition to the four-day molecular biology conference, UGA’s soybean scientists, led by Li, hosted the two-day 2018 Soybean Breeders Tour. The tour highlighted UGA’s soybean research and UGA Cooperative Extension work. It attracted about 160 soybean breeders and soybean specialists. “We wanted to share the work we’re doing with soybeans at UGA,” Li said. “Researchers at UGA are focused on both the basic and applied sides of soybean research, and the Soybean Breeders Tour allowed us to showcase how basic and applied soybean research come together to benefit our soybean growers and to improve the security of our food system.”For more information about soybean breeding and molecular biology at UGA, visit cropsoil.uga.edu.last_img read more

Green Mountain Power Announces Quarterly Dividend

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Announces Quarterly DividendCOLCHESTER, VT Directors of Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE:GMP) have announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per share on the utility’s Common Stock, payable March 26, 2007 to holders of record at the close of business on March 12, 2007. The indicated annual dividend rate is $1.12.Green Mountain Power Corporation (www.greenmountainpower.biz(link is external)) is a Vermont-based energy services company serving 90,000 electric customers.last_img read more

Chile Brings Together Regional Special Operations Leaders

first_img“We gather in an atmosphere of friendship, partnership, and cooperation,” said Army Mayor General Antonio Fletcher, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH), as he welcomed military, security, and government leaders from partner nations of the Western Hemisphere, who met at the Senior Seminar Leader Seminar on June 24-28 in Santiago, Chile. “Our objective is to increase collaboration and strengthen our partnerships. We maintain these partnerships to better address regional and global challenges and threats to security.”The seminar is part of Fuerzas Comando 2019, a U.S. Southern Command-led multinational special operations exercise, conducted by SOCSOUTH and Chile as host nation. The event gathered the top military and civil authorities from Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and Uruguay. Spain was the European guest nation.“This seminar helps us see how we can contribute from our positions of action and different perspectives to the defense, security, development, and interests of our countries,” said Chilean Army Brigadier General Luis Rojas, General Staff commander of Education, Doctrine, and Joint Training, at the event’s inauguration. “This seminar represents an important opportunity for contact and bilateral relations between political or strategic authorities, who, in this opportunity will share among 96 representatives from 20 partner nations.”Participants delved into regional and transnational threats, such as the fight against organized crime and related offenses, and analyzed special operations experiences, the importance of developing the noncommissioned officer corps, and the role of regional strategic communications.The topics “All countries in the region are concerned about transnational crime, drugs and arms trafficking, and unfortunately in our country, the fight against gangs,” said Colonel Mauricio Ernesto Sandoval Cienfuegos, commander of the Salvadoran Army Special Forces Command. “This seminar provides an opportunity to see how to make agreements about countering these issues, not individually, but jointly.”For Commissioner Javier Rodríguez Sánchez, national director of the Panamanian Police Special Forces, everyone must share information to counter organized crime. “We need a lot of information and direct communication with the countries in the region, in addition to intelligence exchanges to find solutions to our common problems.”Guatemalan Army Colonel Héctor González Navarro, operations director at the National Defense General Staff, supported Commissioner Rodríguez’s idea. “Information sharing is crucial to facilitate military units’ efforts, mainly that of special forces, because we conduct support operations not only to counter transnational criminal organizations, but also to help the population affected by natural disasters,” he said. He recalled the support his country received for victims of the Fuego Volcano eruption in June 2018, with humanitarian assistance, transporting the population, and the organization of shelters, among others.Attendees committed themselves to continue professionalizing their special forces to conduct diverse missions, from defense to peacekeeping, natural disaster response, and countering transnational threats. Colombia will host the seminar’s 2020 edition. By Geraldine Cook July 11, 2019last_img read more

10 Cat and Dogs That Will Melt Your Heart

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York If the gloomy weather has you down, why not head out to your local animal shelter and adopt a new best friend? Not only will you have a furry new buddy to snuggle with, but you’ll be saving the life of a homeless animal in need!Available for adoption at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter:BaileyBailey is a 10-month-old hound/shepherd mix that is “paw-sitively” perfect. He came to the shelter when his family had to move and could not take him with them. Staff and volunteers can’t believe this sweetie has not been scooped up yet.Bailey’s favorite thing is to give kisses, he loves children and other dogs, and it’s likely he would be great living with cats as well. He is learning his commands and is ready to find his forever family. He would do great in just about any type of home, so head down and meet Bailey today!Contact the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter for more information on adopting Bailey at 516-944-8220 or stop in for a visit at 75 Marino Ave. in Port Washington.Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington:Sunshine & CubbyLooking for a pair of devoted sisters? Look no further than Sunshine and Chubby! These girls were born to the same mother from separate litters are BFF’s forever.The slightly younger Sunshine is more confident, playful, and affectionate. Give her a little ear rub and the purring begins. She loves to play with friends, especially the human ones.Chubby watches over Sunshine and either joins her in playtime or cuddles up to her favorite human for some tender pets and rubs. These 3-year-old gals would love a quiet home with children 16 in age and up. Cat-experienced adults who can continue to nurture them into more confidence. If calico love is something you’ve dreamed up, North Shore Animal League America has it times 2!For more information on how to adopt Sunshine and Chubby, please send an email to Sonias@animalleague.org.Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:Looking for a super-sweet gal who happens to love belly rubs and leash walks? Then Penny is your gal! Penny is an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix who is looking for her forever home.She is adorable when she runs up to new people looking for affection and kisses. Penny gets so excited when she sees a leash that her whole body starts wiggling from wagging her tail. Does it get any cuter than that?ZBHere’s a cool gal for you to meet. ZB (yep, two letters not short for anything) is a spunky 3-year-old black and white gal who enjoys spending her time strolling the hallways of the cattery meeting new friends, playing with all the toys and waiting to be adopted just like all of her feline friends. So, come down to meet her but only if you are ready to fall in love with her gorgeous green eyes and heartwarming personality!MiloThis adorable mug belongs to Milo, a Pug mix of around 2 years old who has also traveled across the country through the Little Shelter’s “Passage to Freedom” program. Milo is a bit of a free spirit. He’s a confident and clever boy who likes to make his own decisions but is happy to listen to humans as well.All Milo wants is a loving family of his own. Someone who will be his partner in this new adventure called life.For more information on adopting Penny, ZB or Milo, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or come in for a visit at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:LecheLeche (reference #180067) is quite the handsome 6-month old, male Bull Terrier that was found as a stray in Massapequa. This adorable 40-pound, short and stocky pup is very playful, especially during a game of fetch. Leche is super friendly and even a little silly sometimes. He is ready to find a new owner that will show him what is means to be loved. If you have a dog at home, the shelter does require a meet and greet. Leche is up to date on all his vaccines, neutered and now is microchipped. We hope this young pup can find a home where he can grow up and be part of something special.FluffyFluffy (reference #180073) is gorgeous 4-year old Maine Coon mix that was surrendered to the shelter because her owner was moving and could not take her. Fluffy was also surrendered with her 7-year old momma and a 5-year old sister. Beautiful is only one word to describe her. She is a little shy but warms up very quickly. Fluffy would love for you to come to the shelter and meet her with the hopes of starting the next chapter in her life.For more information about adopting Leche or Fluffy, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.Available for adoption at The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:Check out Romeo! Not only is he adorable with his amazing pooch smile, but he’s also the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelters dog of the month, so his adoption fees are waived!At just 2 ½ years old, this baby face is already house broken, used to living in an active home, knows the commands “sit”, “stay”, and “come” and is used to sleeping in bed with his owners. Sadly, Romeo was surrendered by his owners, but now he’s single and ready to mingle himself into a loving, solo-dog home with owners who can work with to help him be the best boy he can be. For more information about adopting Romeo, call for more information at 516-785-5220, stop in for a visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.orgRufus is available for adoption by his foster:Rufus comes to New York from North Carolina, where he was found lost in the woods in awful shape. Rufus was fixed up and rescued by an amazing New York-based organization known as Rescue Dogs Rock. All seemed on the up-and-up for Rufus until he wound up in the care of a not-so-nice trainer ultimately accused of animal cruelty.Thankfully, Rufus has been in wonderful foster care where he continues to receive the love and proper training he so desperately deserves. This foster care has turned Rufus into the most lovable, laid back sidekick a human could ask for.Rufus is about 4 to 5 years old and weighs about 40 pounds. If adopted, Rufus needs slow introductions to other dogs and he does seem a little uneasy around cats. Rufus adores nothing more than some squeaky toys and cuddling up at the end of a bed with his cute little butt wiggling when you come home.For information on adopting Rufus, contact his current foster, Madelyn, at 917-662-5792.As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!last_img read more

Project Restart: More subs, no contact on corners and the bizarre new rules coming to the Premier League

first_imgAdvertisement Roy Hodgson may need special exemption to attend Crystal Palace matches (Picture: Getty)Even after the UK’s lockdown has been lifted, people over the age of 70 are still expected to be instructed to self-isolate at home for the foreseeable future. That will impact Crystal Palace more than any other club, with their 72-year-old manager Roy Hodgson potentially unable to sit in the dugout or even attend training.The south London club would not be the only side affected, with Manchester City’s assistant coach Brian Kidd and Everton’s long-serving kitman Jimmy Martin both over 70 and among those who may not be allowed to take part in the abridged end to the season.Should the 2019/20 Premier League season be restarted or voided?Try to restart it!0%Void it!0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Diogo Jota beats Liverpool to win ePremier League FIFA 20 Invitational for WolvesMORE: Premier League Quiz: Can you guess the player from the career path?Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Project Restart: More subs, no contact on corners and the bizarre new rules coming to the Premier League Arsenal return to training on Monday but only in groups of five (Picture: Getty)In Arsenal’s case, and as has been happening in the Bundesliga, players will only be permitted to train in groups of five – for an hour at a time – while Brighton have gone even further, having players book individual arrival slots and allocated areas to train alone. They also have to arrive and leave in their training kit, with no access to the changing room or shower facilities.‘Pre-season’, hotel lockdown and neutral stadiumsOnce the UK’s lockdown begins to be eased, teams will be allowed to have full-contact training sessions with a three-week ‘pre-season’ on the agenda to get players back up to full fitness.One of the big concerns for many teams is the fact that this break represents the longest spell without football since World War II and the players could break down if they are not given sufficient time to prepare for a demanding and frantic season finale. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Apr 2020 8:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Advertisement View 12 comments Teams will be allowed to make up to five subs to ease the physical demands (Picture: Getty)While the law change still needs to be ratified, it would permit clubs to make five substitutions over the course of a match. However, teams will still only have three ‘windows’, so to speak, in which to make those changes.Some feel that does not go far enough, though, and further subs could yet be allowed, while those players on the bench could be kept apart from the starting XI. It has also been suggested that matchday squads will be limited to 16 players, with only five players permitted on the bench – all of whom can be brought on.No touching on cornersThe physical, rough-and-tumble nature of the Premier League could also be a thing of the past during the coronavirus crisis, with rival players grappling with each other not exactly best practice from a social-distancing point of view.If English football is anything like La Liga, that could prompt a dramatically different way of playing that limits contact, particularly on set-pieces. Rafael Ramos explained: ‘In the beginning players are not going to have the same contact that they are used to. We are going to see another kind of football. Everything will be a bit different. Players will not be holding on to each other at corners.’AdvertisementAge restrictions Premier League football could look very different come June’s proposed start date (Picture: Getty)The Premier League is ramping up their plan to resume the season at the start of June in an operation that has been titled ‘Project Restart’, which will see a host of temporary changes made to the beautiful game in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.A ‘festive of football’ style schedule is being devised which would see the remaining 92 fixtures played in quick succession at neutral grounds, with a number of games show on free-to-air TV in an effort to bring some positivity back to the nation.But the format of the Premier League will not be the only thing that is tweaked, with fundamental changes expected to the way the game is played in order to incorporate social distancing – both in training and matches – and protect the safety of players and staff.AdvertisementAdvertisementFrom an increase in the number of substitutions allowed to preventing players from holding each other on set-pieces, here’s what to expect when football finally returns…ADVERTISEMENTReduced training Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news livePremier League players will be permitted to return to their training grounds in the coming days and weeks – with Arsenal back at London Colney on Monday – but there will be strict rules in place to adhere to social-distancing guidelines. FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Clubs are also discussing putting players into lockdown for six weeks at nominated hotels, while matches could take place at a limited number of ‘neutral venues’.Players will be checked before they leave their hotels for the stadium and tested again when they arrive, with The Times revealing plans to create a ‘sterile route’ from hotel to dressing room which would see players avoid all unnecessary contact en route to matches.Sterilising the ballThe Premier League is slightly behind other countries in its plans to return, which means it can see how other leagues cope and perhaps borrow ideas – such as La Liga, where the ball will be sterilised at regular intervals. Fortunately just the ball will be disinfected, not the players, unlike a boxing match in Nicaragua over the weekend (Picture: Instagram / @tvboxeo)Rafael Ramos, president of the Spanish Association of Football Team Doctors, allayed fears a player could be infected if the ball hits them in the face, telling El Pais: ‘No, because all the material used, including the pitch and the balls will be sterilised before and after the game and at half time. Being hit by a sterile ball on a sterile pitch – it will be difficult to get infected that way.’AdvertisementAdvertisementSex banThe Bundesliga is on course to be the first league to return to action and they have already formalised many of their rules. Players have to get changed at home and wash their own kit, use their elbows to operate elevators and abstain from kissing or having sex with partners who have displayed symptoms of Covid-19.More subsIn an effort to allay fears over player burn-out and injuries due to the limited preparation time and congested fixture schedule, The Sun claim Fifa have proposed the introduction of a short-term rule change that will permit additional substitutions.last_img read more

Subcon Bags CPM Contract for Supply of Scour Systems

first_imgSubcon has been awarded a contract by Citic Pacific Mining (CPM) for the design and supply of scour systems for berth pocket stabilization at the Sino Iron Terminal at Port of Cape Preston.CPM exports a magnetite concentrate via its a purpose-built terminal at Port of Cape Preston which is locatedapproximately 60 kilometers south-west of Dampier.The existing facility was built to accommodate a trans-shipping method of transporting the magnetite concentrate which entailed loading the material onto multiple hopper barges at the terminal berth before the barges were towed out and the ore discharged into a larger ocean going vessel waiting offshore for shipping to buyers.To increase the material throughput of the terminal, CPM has decided to utilize a larger, self-discharging, self-propelled vessel for trans-shipping. Preliminary enabling works to facilitate this change were conducted at the terminal earlier this year which consisted of dredging the existing berth, removing existing stop dolphin and upgrading vessel moorings.The larger vessel size and deeper berth pocket means increases in bow thruster and main propeller wash velocities pose a significant scour erosion risk to the existing breakwater rock armour. CPM approached Subcon to design, manufacture and supply a retro fit, low to no maintenance, high performance scour protection solution to protect the breakwater at the location of the vessel’s bow thruster and main propeller as well as shield the seafloor at the toe of the embankment.Subcon is currently fabricating a total of 203 scour protection mattresses at its Karratha facility. The design includes a combination of CoastMatt and plastic mould articulated concrete mattress products. The mattresses incorporate a superduplex stainless steel rope to achieve the low maintenance requirement in the highly corrosive environment.last_img read more

Negros dioceses warn vs ‘solicitation scam’

first_imgDiocese of Bacolod chancellor, Rev. Fr.Christian Gesulgon, said Bishop Patricio Buzon has not authorized anyone tosolicit on his behalf and, as such, any solicitation purporting to have comefrom him or the diocese or any appeal for donations involving name dropping ofthe bishop or diocese is a scam.The diocese official explained, it is standing policy of the diocese that allfinancial transactions, including donations involving the diocese itself andthe bishop, shall all be properly coursed through the Office of the DiocesanOeconomus.Additionally, he pointed out, they issue corresponding official receipts todonors.Gesulgon added, they were informed that unauthorized solicitation is beingconducted via social media and text messaging applications by instructingpeople to donate through a particular bank account supposedly connected to thechurch.He also requested the public to immediately report such incidents to theChancery Office of the Diocese of Bacolod, located at the Bishop’s Palace.Meanwhile, Diocese of Dumaguete chancellor, Rev. Fr. Carmelito Limbaga, Jr.,also released a similar statement and called on the public not to fall for the“modus” and be extra vigilant in addressing such requests.He pointed out, should there be any solicitation in their locality, the publicmust verify and confirm the request by contacting their office in DumagueteCity./PN BACOLOD City – The Dioceses of Bacolodand Dumaguete issued a warning to the public over reports of unauthorizedsolicitation purporting to have come from their respective Offices of Bishop. last_img read more