FH Council Wants Contact Info for Business Owners

first_imgBy John BurtonFAIR HAVEN — An ordinance proposed by the Borough Council last week would require business owners in town to check in with borough officials every year.If approved by the council, the ordinance introduced at the Oct. 24 meeting would require those who hold a 50 percent or larger stake in a Fair Haven business to register with the borough and provide contact information for at least one owner of the business in case police, fire or other municipal officials need to contact them.Mayor Michael Halfacre said last week there have been numerous instances where situations have arisen with local businesses but town representatives have been unable to get in touch with business owners.“Shouldn’t you come to the town and ask, ‘Aren’t there any special rules?’” Halfacre offered as an explanation. He also said, “Our goal is to make it as simple as possible.”Once businesses file the necessary information they would be contacted annually to update the information, which would have to be done by July 1 of each year. There wouldn’t be a charge to the businesses for the annual update, but a $25 fee would be imposed if businesses fail to update their information by Sept. 30 of each year.“I think it’s a good thing,” this week said Michel Berger, president of the Fair Haven Business Association.Berger, who owns and operates Front Line Media, a computer software firm, said the association has also discovered “how difficult it was to reach out to all the businesses when there’s a need to communicate information.” He believes having contact information for business owners on file at Borough Hall would help the association as well.The association, which has approximately 65 members, has discussed the matter at past meetings and the overall consensus is to support it, especially since there is no fee attached, Berger explained.last_img read more

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Gor boss Kerr ‘feels betrayed’ by Walusimbi

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi tracks down Simba SC’s Rashid Juma during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 15 – Gor Mahia’s Ugandan left back Godfrey Walusimbi is set to miss another very crucial match for the second time this season as the Kenyan champions prepare to face Rayon Sport in a make or break CAF Confederations Cup tie in Nairobi this weekend.Walusimbi has been AWOL at the club from last week and is said to be in South Africa, trying to negotiate a move to Kaizer Chiefs despite still being a contracted Gor Mahia player. Earlier on in the season, the Ugandan missed Gor’s crucial CAF Champions League match against Esperance in Tunisia as he was on a go slow over unpaid dues.“This is the second time it’s happening and both come at a crucial point. Maybe things would have been different at Esperance if he was there. I really feel betrayed by him and as a club we also feel betrayed,” the tactician, angered by the defender’s decision said.He added; “What he has done is 150pc wrong. His agent is lying to him and if this case goes on, he will be in trouble with FIFA. He still has a contract with the club and he is out there trying to get another contract,”“He told me before that he wanted to go and I thought he was joking because he is a player we need.”According to Gor officials, Walusimbi left the country last week after the Bandari game for South Africa and missed the subsequent game against Posta Rangers.“I got an alert from someone that he was traveling, and the next thing was a call from Keizer Chiefs chairman apologizing for that step and requesting if we could talk on a possible move,” Rachier told the club’s official website.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr gestures on the touchline during the CAF Confederation Cup match against USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018 in a CAF Confederation Cup match. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“I declined to discuss anything and told Chiefs chairman l will hold a meeting with my EC then we will know what step to take. Keizer Chiefs too did something wrong because that’s player tapping which is against stipulated rules yet the player has a running contract. There are clear and accepted procedures if they wanted the player,” he added.The club now says it will take disciplinary action against the player for absconding duty while also expressing their displeasure with the actions of the player.“We have a technical committee which is in charge of player welfare and at the appointed time, we will announce the action to be taken,” said Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda.Kerr who is still agitated with the absence of the player added;“What he did was selfish to the team and to the supporters. CAF and FIFA have to take action especially against Kaizer Chiefs because this is player tapping and it is not allowed,” the tactician offered.It is not yet clear whether the Ugandan whose contract with the club runs till 2020 will return to the country or Chiefs will table an offer to Gor.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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iPhone 5 Is No Surprise. Can Apple Still Keep A Secret?

first_imgTags:#Apple#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market taylor hatmaker Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Today Apple announced the iPhone 5 to much fanfare but little surprise. For a company renowned for secrecy, the newest iteration of the iPhone didn’t keep many secrets. Are we witnessing the end of the era of Apple stealth?While Apple’s iPhone 5 launch was no 2010-level meltdown, it left little to the imagination. The company is famous (or notorious, depending on whom you ask) for keeping its upcoming products under wraps, a strategy that historically yields unmatched levels of hype for its press events. Has the secret keeper lost its touch?Well, yes and no. While it’s inevitable that at least some early speculation would pan out in an actual Apple product launch, the iPhone 5 might have been one of the most predictable devices the company has launched to date – not for any preventable lapse in secrecy, per se. The iPhone 4S wasn’t really a next-gen device, adding Siri and boosting some core tech specs, so the media circus has had a bit longer to mull over the iPhone 5’s feature set. And in an hyper-competitive smartphone market defined by quad-core processors and lightning-fast 4G connections, features like 4G and the A6 processor were all but inevitable.Still, some leaks did squirm their way out in the 11th hour (and before). The morning of the iPhone 5 launch event, Apple blog 9to5Mac managed to dig up some URLs that confirmed the day’s launches — on Apple’s own website. In spite of speculation, the extremely last minute nature of the find makes it obvious that this was a slip-up on Apple’s part, revealing that the new device would indeed be called the iPhone 5 (rather than the “new iPhone”), for one thing.Yet not all supposed leaks borne out. The long-circulating rumor of a new “teardrop” design for the iPhone 5, inititally reported by The Verge, never came to pass. The iPhone 5 maintains the boxy exterior of its predecessor, nary a curve in sight. With 1.2 million workers in Apple’s Foxconn component manufacturing source alone, leaks along the supply chain to Asian publications like DigiTimes seem inevitable, but this one proved false.While many rumors panned out with Wednesday’s launch, in the case of the newest iPhone, its was more due to the inevitability of the feature set than any major slip-up or deliberate leak on behalf of the company. And with the iPad Mini still shrouded in mystery, it’s safe to say that Apple hasn’t entirely lost its tight grip on internal information.last_img read more

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Kalmadi blames Aiyar for CWG work delay

first_imgDespite delays and a series of allegations of corruption and favouritism, Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi is a positive man. He is confident that the Games will be a “huge success”.Kalmadi, on a visit to Pune, claimed that he would make people of his constituency proud. However, while showing his confidence to the people of his parliamentary constituency, Kalmadi did not forget to slam his political rival within his party.File photo of Suresh Kalmadi (centre) with Mike Fennell and Mike Hooper.The Congress MP blamed former Union sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar for the delays in infrastructure development for the Games. Aiyar has in the past openly criticised Kalmadi and the Games for extravagant expenditure on its conduct.Speaking on the matter earlier in the day, Kalmadi had said there were several challenges to the Games and heavy rain in Delhi was one of those. He however reiterated that this challenge would also be met and the Games would be held successfully.Kalmadi also said that London’s claims that it is absolutely ready to host the 2012 Olympic Games, is a mere claim. “London is not ready. Have you gone there and seen it? I invite you to come to Delhi and see ours,” Kalmadi said.last_img read more

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Pull the Plug on Powerplay

first_imgNasser HussainThere has been a lot of commotion and concern around the batting powerplay in this World Cup and the sides most affected by it are not the minnows but teams such as India and England.Batting powerplay is not an exact science. There are those who insist there is a definite way of doing things during a batting powerplay. I disagree. Every game, every situation, every team is different. So is the frame of mind of the batsmen at the crease at that point. But one thing is certain. Most teams have not quite got their batting powerplays right.The batting powerplay is about changing the momentum of the game if it needs to be changed. I have seen too many sides in a comfortable winning position throwing away the advantage by opting for a batting powerplay. India and England erred in Bangalore which ultimately resulted in their sharing points in a game either side should have won.At Nagpur, against South Africa, India were cruising at 267 for 1 and looking at a 350-plus total. They opted for the powerplay in the 38th over and lost their last 9 wickets for just 29 runs. I can’t understand why India would want Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir to start slogging all of a sudden when they were easily scoring a run a ball. They should have taken the powerplay in the 45th over when it would have become mandatory to take it. I agree with captain M. S. Dhoni that the boys got carried away with the situation. Let’s not also forget that Dale Steyn is the world’s best fast bowler and he deserves full praise for destroying the Indian batting and winning the man of the match award in a high-scoring game.advertisementMy advice to all captains is that leave the powerplay for the last five overs of your innings when things are looking good. Or take it when you think are losing the game. Ireland was in tatters against England when they opted for the powerplay at 111 for 5. They knew they could not win the game in singles and twos. They had to try and change the momentum and were able to, thanks to Kevin O’brien’s match-winning century. Whether the going is good or not, there must be a stop-loss strategy around the powerplay. For instance, if the team loses two wickets, they will have to start playing normally again. So, batsmen must first get their eyes in before they go for the big shots.During the powerplay against South Africa at Nagpur. India lost four wickets, including that of Tendulkar.During a powerplay, you have eight fielders within the 30-yard circle, which makes it difficult to pierce the gaps and get the singles. A couple of dot balls only increases the pressure on the batsmen. Given the hot and humid conditions in the subcontinent, fatigue sets in, and batsmen prefer to go for the big shots. We have seen set batsmen such as Tendulkar (twice), Andrew Strauss, Virender Sehwag and Ian Bell succumb to audacious shots during the powerplay.There is a lesson for fielding captains as well. If things aren’t going your way, bring those fielders in, stop the singles and create pressure on the batsmen, even if it’s not a powerplay. The only captain who has practised this is William Porterfield of Ireland.Dhoni has been criticised for giving Ashish Nehra the last over at Nagpur. That is uncalled for. If I were the captain, I would have handed the ball to Harbhajan Singh as he is India’s best bowler after Zaheer Khan and a feisty competitor. Whether the result would have been different is impossible to know. But let me remind those, who believe that an off spinner is more difficult to read for a left-handed batsman, about how Michael Hussey shattered the figures of Saeed Ajmal in the 2010 icc World Twenty20. Robin Peterson is no mug with the bat.The World Cup is advancing to the knock-out stage. Group B is where all the action is. To progress to the next round, England must beat West Indies but need South Africa to win their remaining matches. India need to win its last group match to qualify. South Africa, Bangladesh and Ireland are also in the running for a place at the quarters. Group A is more or less decided. Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka are likely to make the cut. This certainly has been the most intense group competition in any cricket World Cup so far.advertisement- Nasser Hussain is a former captain of the England cricket team. Syndicated by Sporting Excellencelast_img read more

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10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner on Southampton defeat: Not good enough

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield boss Wagner on Southampton defeat: Not good enoughby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner was unhappy with his players after defeat at home to Southampton.Saints were impressive for the 3-1 win.Wagner lamented, “The first-half was not good. For the first time in a long time we looked nervous in ball possession and did not perform. The second-half was better. Everyone was lively after the goal.”We passed too many times backwards when we had the opportunity to go forward. We were not brave enough.”Hopefully Jonathan Hogg (knee) is back next week. Losing four midfielders together is not easy, but we have belief in every squad player. That is why they are at the football club.” last_img read more

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Salmon farms spewing untreated bloodwater puts wild fish at risk advocates

first_imgOTTAWA – Environment Canada is investigating allegations that fish plants in British Columbia are spewing virus-laden bloody water from processed, farmed salmon into the water off the coast of Vancouver Island.As well, Fisheries Minister Dominic Leblanc says he is open to making additional changes to the Fisheries Act to ensure nothing flows into the water that is toxic to the already-threatened Pacific wild salmon.The moves come after B.C. photographer Tavish Campbell published a video showing clouds of red liquid billowing from a pipe coming out of a fish processing plant and flowing under the water in one of the most common salmon migration routes.Although the video has just started to gain public attention, Leblanc said he received it about two weeks ago.“It’s designed to shock people,” he said Wednesday. “I was suitably concerned when I saw it.”He said scientists from his department and Environment Canada are seeking clarity on the situation, including about test results Campbell says showed the bloody water was full of the piscine reovirus, a common virus in farmed salmon that is deadly to wild salmon.In Norway, there are strict regulations about what fish processors have to do to disinfect what’s known as bloodwater, because they know about the extensive diseases carried by farmed fish, Campbell says.“In beautiful British Columbia we’re just dumping it in the channel but it’s out of sight so no one knows,” Campbell says in the video, filmed during three separate dives between April and November.B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman is also investigating, and has pledged to do a full audit of the plants in the video, as well as those across the province to make sure they are compliant with provincial regulations.A spokesman for Heyman told The Canadian Press on Wednesday there are provincial regulations for fish processing facilities that include the requirement of an effluent discharge permit. Two of the plants in the Campbell video were issued permits more than 20 years ago; one is in the process of being updated now to reflect more modern standards including better filtration and disinfection technology.Leblanc said the government has already committed to updating the Fisheries Act to “incorporate modern safeguards” and if there are ways to do that to protect wild salmon he wants to hear them.“I would be open to all kinds of thoughtful suggestions to make sure that we’ve strengthened it in the right way.”Sum of Us, a U.K.-based advocacy group targeting corporations it believes are acting unethically, has a suggestion. It launched a petition Wednesday calling on Leblanc to change the Fisheries Act to force companies to properly treat wastewater so there are no viruses or other pathogens that can harm wildlife.Sum of Us Canadian spokeswoman Emma Pullman said there are no regulations in Canada at either the provincial or federal level to control or monitor what is in the wastewater released into the ocean from fish farms and processing plants.NDP fisheries critic Fin Donnelly said Leblanc’s job is to protect wild salmon and if water tainted with virus-infected blood is spewing into the ocean along migration routes then he’s not doing his job.“This could be the final nail in the coffin of Pacific wild salmon,” said Donnelly.BC Salmon Farmers Association executive director Jeremy Dunn said in a written statement he understands why people are concerned by the video but insists the rules are being followed and the discharge is safe.“While the wastewater remains red in colour, the water being discharged from Browns Bay Packing Company is treated to remove solids and ensure pathogens are neutralized,” said Dunn.Leblanc said he’s hopeful the updates to the Fisheries Act will be ready to introduce in the first few months of 2018.— follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

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Ship that carried hundreds of migrants to Canada now a floating toxic

first_imgOTTAWA – The MV Sun Sea carried nearly 500 Tamil migrants to Canada eight years ago, but now the rusting cargo ship sits forlornly on the B.C. coast — an unwanted vessel of toxins including asbestos, PCBs and mould, documents reveal.The federal government, which has been stuck with the rickety ship for years, is looking for an “environmentally sound” and cost-effective way of getting rid of it.The Public Services and Procurement Department recently issued a request for feedback from industry on how to dismantle and dispose of the 38-year-old steel ship with an infamous past.Organizers of the MV Sun Sea’s 2010 voyage from strife-torn Sri Lanka promised passage in return for $20,000 to $30,000 per person.Federal authorities intercepted the vessel, which has been moored at a Public Services facility in Delta, B.C., since 2012. No owner of the ship could be identified, and no one wanted to buy it.The vessel, under control of the Canada Border Services Agency, has cost the government approximately $970,000 in storage and maintenance costs.The border agency and other federal partners “are working diligently” to figure out how to dispose of the ship, says a March 2018 briefing note obtained through the Access to Information Act.The request for industry feedback is the first step toward unloading the 52-metre floating lemon. The solicitation documents say the government hopes to ask for bids from disposal companies in August and award a contract the following month, with a project completion date of March.“The government of Canada has made the determination that the MV Sun Sea must be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner, in a Canadian facility, in accordance with Canadian law,” says an initial outline of the work plan prepared by the border agency.The agency said Wednesday it is “committed to pursuing every viable option” for discarding the ship.A January 2016 examination revealed several hazardous materials on board the MV Sun Sea, including mould throughout the vessel, asbestos, lead-laden paint, PCBs in paint and cabling coating, mercury in gauges and fluorescent lamps, and radioactive substances in smoke detectors and navigation equipment.The detailed draft work statement says the contractor must remove and dispose of the potentially dangerous materials while following applicable regulations. For instance, all loose and flaky paint must be scraped off, vacuumed and properly discarded.In addition, there must be an environmental contingency plan to deal with petroleum product leaks in the water or on the ground, seepage of ozone-depleting substances or catastrophes such as a fire or an explosion.Due to the ship’s condition, the government will not allow a contractor to tow it to a work site beyond the waters of southern British Columbia. In addition, any company hired to do the dismantling will not be permitted to sell it to a broker.However, the documents suggest a winning bidder might be able to salvage elements including the main engine, generator, pumps, steel, valves, pipes, hatches, portholes and furniture.The federal government is going about the project the right way from an ethical and environmental standpoint, said Darren Webster, senior project manager for ship recycling with R.J. MacIsaac Construction Ltd.Ensuring the MV Sun Sea is disposed of in Canada under rigorous controls is “much better than this vessel ending up in Bangladesh or India or somewhere,” he said.“It’s the only way that it can be done.”— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

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Sammy Brue joined us live on GMSD

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – He’s a talented singer/songwriter on the rise!Here to give us a preview of his performance at The Casbah March 4th is Sammy Brue.Doors open at 8:30pm, and the show starts at 9PM.Please visit www.casbahmusic.com for tickets and more information. Sammy Brue joined us live on GMSD KUSI Newsroom March 3, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 3, 2019last_img read more

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