ROBERT B. KNAPP To the Editor:There are many issues in today’s world facing our environment and I wish to take time to recognize the efforts of our County Executive Tom DeGise in the area of green power and sustainable matters. When Tom took over the reins of county government a number of years ago he was faced with a myriad of issues that required his attention.One of the many areas was the full recognition and subsequent involvement to this day concerning green power. In a symbolic way, he stared his concerns by using a hybrid vehicle to bring recognition to the matters. He demanded in the contracts for the energy to power the county buildings that these providers must deliver at least twenty five percent renewable energy to be considered.The most striking effort is the Hudson County Solar Initiative, the County Executive’s developed program that focused on the issue of green power and climate change and has installed solar arrays on twenty eight public buildings in our County. The facilities are a variety of public sites, schools, municipal buildings, community buildings and are located in Jersey City, Bayonne, West New York, Weehawken, North Bergen, Kearny, Harrison and Secaucus. Tom joined hands with the Hudson County Board of Freeholders in 2017 and the combined Environmental Impact Savings for twenty eight locations prevented almost three and half million pounds of greenhouse gasses from entering our atmosphere.It is the innovative areas that Tom has moved forward with shared services agreements with municipalities on costs from rock salt to traffic engineering work. He is the champion in planting trees in County Parks, county grounds and on the streets of towns in the county at the request of the residents. We in Hudson County are fortunate to have a progressive, professional, honest and caring County Executive who on a daily basis is a true representative by, for and of the people of Hudson County.
MANILA – It is government officials and not medical frontliners that Sen. Cynthia Villar was referring to in her earlier statement about “working harder.” The senator over the weekend rejected the appeal of health workers to enforce stricter quarantine measures against the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Villar made the clarification on Sunday after drawing flak from netizens for dismissing calls from the medical community to revert Metro Manila to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). “We have to work harder and better, but I am not referring in particular to the medical workers—our frontliners. We are referring to all of us and DOH (Department of Health) and Philhealth (Philippine Health Insurance Corp.) in particular,” Villar said. Villar also said that she recognized the sacrifices that medical front liners had to make in order to respond to the COVID-19 cases in the country. In her radio interview on Saturday, Villar said: “Hindi na siguro (dapat ibalik sa ECQ ang Metro Manila). Pagbutihin nila trabaho nila. Hindi puwedeng isara ang ekonomiya kasi kung ‘di naman mamamatay sa COVID, mamamatay naman sa gutom ang tao.” “The Task Force and the LGUs will have to work harder in trying to trace and manage movements of people and businesses to prevent more infections, and at the same time, be mindful of the people’s desire to earn a living,” she added. “We in Congress have just passed the Bayanihan package 2, after intense debates, to provide health and financial support to the people. The government’s economic team will have to work harder to raise the money to fund the package,” she said. Villar clarified that her statement was not aimed at medical front liners but at government officials, including her. “There is so much room for improvement in the government’s response to curb the transmission of the disease,” she added. “We all want to be safe and COVID-free. All of us are doing a difficult balancing act to keep people safe and alive. We all need to keep our jobs, the economy, to do our respective roles to sustain this. All of us have to work harder and better,” she further said./PN
https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/omnisport/13/ed/bracketnetherlands_1iuas925fq9mm1ew1kinwag2aa.jpg?t=-1177613509&w=500&quality=80 The U.S. set out to defend its title with a 13-0 win over Thailand, and then earned a 3-0 victory over Chile before defeating ninth-ranked Sweden, 2-0. Now that the group stage is complete, it’s time to look ahead to the next round of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. After 14 matchdays, the field of 24 was narrowed down to 16. Each nation participated in three games with the winner and runner-up of each group automatically making it to the knockout stage. The four third-place teams to earn the most points also advanced to face the group winners and second-place finishers. The Americans started their knockout stage with a 2-1 win against Spain and defeated host nation France in the quarterfinals before edging England in the semis.2019 Women’s World Cup bracket 2019 Women’s World Cup TV schedule, resultsFox and FS1 will carry the matches.You can also live stream every match on the Fox Sports app .SATURDAY, JUNE 22Germany 3, Nigeria 011:30 a.m.FS1Norway 1, Australia 1, FT-Pens3:00 p.m.FoxSUNDAY, JUNE 23England 3, Cameroon 011:30 a.m.FS1France 2, Brazil 13:00 p.m.FoxMONDAY, JUNE 24United States 2, Spain 1NoonFS1Sweden 1, Canada 03:00 p.m.FS1TUESDAY, JUNE 25Italy 2, China 0NoonFS1Netherlands 2, Japan 13:00 p.m.FS1THURSDAY, JUNE 27England 3, Norway 0 3:00 p.m.FoxFRIDAY, JUNE 28United States 2, France 13:00 p.m.FoxSATURDAY, JUNE 29Netherlands 2, Italy 09:00 a.m.FS1Sweden 2, Germany 112:30 p.m.FS1TUESDAY, JULY 2United States 2, England 13:00 p.m.FoxWEDNESDAY, JULY 3Netherlands 1, Sweden 03:00 p.m.FS1SATURDAY, JULY 6England vs. Sweden11:00 a.m.FoxSUNDAY, JULY 7United States vs. Netherlands11:00 a.m.Fox
It was the Dylan Williamson & Adam Maida Show Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Dylan Williamson scored four times and Adam Maida stopped all 20 shots to power the Nelson Leafs to an 8-0 shellacking of the Golden Rockets in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.The win was the fourth straight, and sixth in the past seven games, for a Leafs team that has been hampered of late with the flu.Nelson, 11-3-2-1, continues to hold a four-point lead over Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch Standings.“Everyone right now is kind of suffering with (flu), myself included, and it just shows the group we have in that room right now and resiliency we have to just keep going no matter what happens,” Maida explained.After outlasting Grand Forks 8-6 Friday night, Nelson made this game a laugher 23 minutes into the contest.After Jay Sidhu gave Nelson a 1-0 lead, rookie Dylan Williamson went to work.The Calgary native scored twice on the same shift, one of the markers coming on the power play, to give Nelson a 3-0 lead after one period. “It was a lot of fun getting those first two on the same shift was a real momentum builder for me,” said the 6-foot, 160-pound Williamson.“I was thinking maybe then I could get three after that.”In the second, Nelson scored twice in less than a minute to take a 5-0 lead.Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap and magic hands Williamson then finished off the period with two power play goals to give Nelson a commanding 7-0 lead after 40 minutes.Williamson scored his fourth of the game in the third, flipping a shot from the corner that somehow found its way into the net.“On the third I just wacked at it and it went top shelf but on the fourth, I think someone was looking down on me on the fourth because I just flipped it at the net and it went in,” said Williamson, scoring two of Nelson three power play goals.Leading by eight, Nelson played out the rest of the game allowing Maida to register the shutout.“It’s huge (winning four in a row) on any level of hockey,” Maida exclaimed.“We’re just focusing on right now on playing our game trying to get all the points we can get,” Maida added.Nelson out shot the Rockets 32-20 in the contest with Williamson being named the Home Star in the contest.Next home game for Nelson is Saturday against the Columbia Valley Rockies.LEAF NOTES: Nelson lost the services of Patrick Croome in the third period after the burley defenceman came to the aid of Dylan Williamson during an altercation neat the Golden player’s bench. . . .Nelson finished the month of October with a 7-2-1 record. . . . Matt MacDonald had four assists to take over the lead in Leafs scoring with 21 points. Robson Cramer, who had three points, is second with 19 points. Michael Crawford also finished with three points. . . . Dylan Williamson has registered 11 points (six goals and five assists) in five games with Nelson.
A SUSPECT has been arrested by Gardai and two people treated for minor injuries after a high speed car chase.The incident in the Finn Valley led to a Garda alert last evening.A vehicle later crashed near Killygordon. As Gardaí continued their extensive operation a man was seen fleeing the scene of the crash and officers gave pursuit.A man was later arrested.It’s understood a suspect was taken to Letterkenny Garda Station for questioning about a number of alleged motoring offences including drink-driving, speeding, driving a stolen vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident. SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER STOLEN CAR SMASH was last modified: May 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:arrestcrashKillygordonsuspect
Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Orlando started attacking the basket, hitting three straight layups, and that opened up the perimeter. Gordon nailed his third 3 to give the Magic a 101-100 lead with three minutes to play.TIP-INSPistons: Galloway left in the second quarter to get three stitches to close a cut over his right eye. He returned in the second half. … Detroit turned the ball over on its first four possessions. The Pistons didn’t get off a shot for nearly three minutes. … Griffin is 0 for 11 on 3-pointers in his last four games. … Detroit has forced more than 10 turnovers in 48 straight games, the longest current streak in the NBA. The Pistons forced 16 turnovers in this one.Magic: Jonathan Isaac, the team’s first pick in the 2017 draft, played for the first time in 26 games. He had three points and two rebounds in 15 minutes. … SG Aaron Afflalo was deactivated before the game so the Magic could see more of 10-day signee Rashad Vaughn, but Vaughn did not play.UP NEXTPistons: Play at Miami on Saturday night.Magic: Host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night to complete a three-game homestand. Cavaliers may find Love sooner than expected Read Next Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon (00) shoots over Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Gordon had 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic stop a seven-game losing streak with a 115-106 victory against the Detroit Pistons in overtime Friday night.Nikola Vucevic added 22 points and 12 rebounds, and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and nine assists for the Magic. Evan Fournier scored 17, including seven in the extra period.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES James Ennis and Reggie Bullock led Detroit with 21 points apiece. Blake Griffin, Dwight Buycks and Anthony Tolliver had 12 each for the slumping Pistons, who have lost seven of nine.Fournier scored the first six points in overtime, giving Orlando a 110-104 lead going into the final two minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDetroit, which had only one field goal in the final 5:57 of regulation, missed all eight shots from the field and its first three free throws in overtime. Tolliver’s two free throws with 32 seconds left were the only points the Pistons scored in the extra period.The Magic could have won it in regulation. Fournier drilled a 3-pointer that gave Orlando a 104-102 lead with 47 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Pistons tied it when Griffin got a long rebound and found Ennis for a breakaway dunk that tied the game at 104 with seven seconds left.The Magic muffed their chance for a game-winner. Vucevic lost his balance when driving the lane and turned the ball over, leading to overtime.The teams played evenly for three periods, going into the fourth quarter tied at 82.Detroit got consecutive 3-pointers from Buycks, Tolliver and Langston Galloway to take a 97-91 lead with 6:47 left in the fourth.Like most leads in the game, however, it was short-lived.ADVERTISEMENT
Story Highlights “Last year, we (tourism sector) earned nearly US$3 billion. And, at a retention level of 30 cents in the dollar, we had US$1 billion in the pockets of Jamaicans, and that’s a huge amount. Very few industries in Jamaica provide US$1 billion in circulation. The only thing that does better is remittance,” Mr. Bartlett pointed out. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says tourism has been the catalyst for the growth of the Jamaican economy, as it “enabled the value-added which lifted the gross domestic product (GDP) and indeed the growth rate on an annual basis”. Mr. Bartlett said among the things the Government is dedicated to do over the next few years “is to bring to the consciousness of Jamaicans the importance of tourism as a true driver of economic growth and development”. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says tourism has been the catalyst for the growth of the Jamaican economy, as it “enabled the value-added which lifted the gross domestic product (GDP) and indeed the growth rate on an annual basis”.Speaking at a Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) pilot review luncheon at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, on March 16, Mr. Bartlett said the record 4.3 million visitors to the island last year, for example, would have actualised tourism’s impact in other sectors, including agriculture, which would have been sufficient to lift the growth rate of the country.“Last year, we (tourism sector) earned nearly US$3 billion. And, at a retention level of 30 cents in the dollar, we had US$1 billion in the pockets of Jamaicans, and that’s a huge amount. Very few industries in Jamaica provide US$1 billion in circulation. The only thing that does better is remittance,” Mr. Bartlett pointed out.He said the Government is committed to building the capacity of Jamaicans to provide the goods and services needed by tourists, to ensure that a far greater percentage of the tourism dollar is retained here.Mr. Bartlett said among the things the Government is dedicated to do over the next few years “is to bring to the consciousness of Jamaicans the importance of tourism as a true driver of economic growth and development”.“So, we need to build out the capacity for us to provide more of the service and the goods that the visitor needs. And, if we do that, the wealth will be created and retained in Jamaica. It is in the context of that why we train and build the human capacity, because that is what is going to cause the conversion of knowledge to material and to tangible products that can be sold,” he added.The Minister said the JCTI, as a consequence, forms part of a “structured approach” being pursued by the Government “to make more of the tourism dollar stay in the country”.“Bring the visitors, but satisfy their needs. Thank you for the partnership, because this will help us to be able to develop better local products,” the Minister told members of the supporting organisations, which included the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA).The role of the JCTI, which is part of the Government’s Human Capital Development Plan, is to facilitate the certification and licensure of Jamaicans working in tourism and to facilitate innovation in tourism.It is expected to become a globally competitive certification institution, and was born out of the Vision 2030 Tourism Sector Development Plan, which calls for the development of a training institution focused on developing a management cadre with the skills, knowledge and motivation required by tourism entities.
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday asked the BJP whether it was pursuing a “jhoot and boot” campaign, a day after the party was embarrassed by its two legislators who attacked each other during a meeting, with one of them using his shoe.By “jhoot” (lies), Yadav appeared to be referring to the multi-crore Rafale aircraft deal, which the Opposition has alleged involved corruption. His comments came a day after the BJP-led government at the Centre told the Supreme Court that documents related to the agreement had been “stolen” from the Defence Ministry. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”First there were parallel negotiations. Then the (Rafale) files were stolen. Meanwhile in Uttar Pradesh, MP-MLA used shoes for dispute resolution at a meeting to discuss development. Now BJP workers are asking their leaders as to what campaign is on? The ‘jhoot’ and the ‘boot’ or the youth and the booth?” Yadav said in Lucknow. His “boot” dig was aimed at the fracas in Sant Kabir Nagar, where two elected representatives of the BJP hit each other during a meeting in presence of minister of in-charge of the district, Ashutosh Tandon, son of Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedOne of the legislators involved in the fight, caught on tape, used his shoe to hit the other. On Thursday, Yadav’s ally in Uttar Pradesh for the general election, BSP chief Mayawati, too had a dig at the Centre’s disclosure about “stolen” Rafale jet deal documents. Mayawati said in a tweet it was a “very strange and irresponsible chowkidari” that the documents were “stolen”. “The Modi govt made a sensational disclosure in the Hon’ble Supreme Court that secret documents pertaining to Rafale fighter deal were stolen from the Defence Ministry.” ‘Very strange & irresponsible chowkidari. Is national security & interest in the safe hands? Think long & loud,” she tweeted. Later in a statement, she said it was “most irresponsible, most unfortunate and shameful” that Rafale deal-related documents were stolen from the ministry. She asked the Modi government to apologise for failing on the matter of national security. “Before making the stunning revelations (about documents being stolen) in the Supreme Court, the Narendra Modi government ought to have apologised to the nation for failing on the matter of national security,” the BSP chief said in the statement. She said the Supreme Court should now get the entire matter probed under its supervision to satisfy the country.
Mumbai: Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya believes his time away from the game, albeit owing to suspension handed over to him for his comments on a chat show, is helping him as he is in a good space right now. Pandya was handed over a brief suspension for the comments he made on Koffee With Karan last year. However, the Mumbai all-rounder has made a strong comeback and has been performing with both bat and ball in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. On Monday, he yet again showcased his power-hitting ability as his late cameo of 37 runs off 16 deliveries helped Mumbai Indians defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets in their IPL encounter at the Wankhede. Speaking in the post-match presser, Pandya was asked about learning lessons from the enforced break to which he replied: “Nothing, it was okay. Everyone has a setback and I got to improve.” “It gave some time for my body and game. And the time I was out is helping me right now. I am in a good space and everything is coming together right,” he added. MI needed 22 runs from the last two overs, when RCB captain Virat Kohli handed the ball to Pawan Negi; Pandya was beaten first ball, but he then collected two sixes and two fours off the next four balls to settle the matter. The 25-year-old further played down his ability to hit the boundaries under pressure and winning games for his side. “I have been doing this for the past four years now. That’s my role for any team that I play for. I practice the same thing in nets. It’s all about handling situations and if you are smart enough then more often, you will get the result that you desire,” he said. Pandya, who has been included in the 15-member Indian squad for the forthcoming World Cup, believes it is important for him to keep hitting the ball and have the confidence going into the prestigious quadrennial event. “It’s always important to have the confidence because world cup is a big stage and it will be for the first time that I will be playing in it. I was out of the game for some time and it was important to keep hitting,” said Pandya. He also insisted he doesn’t want to experiment much and wants to stick to his basics, follow his instincts. “Cricket is the same whether it’s the World Cup or IPL. I have always followed my basics and that’s what has got success for me and I will keep backing myself that way,” he said.