FH Administrator Elected to Municipal Management Association

first_imgFAIR HAVEN – Borough Administrator Theresa S. Casagrande has been elected to the executive board of the New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA).Casagrande, who has been Fair Haven’s administrator since February 2011, holds an MBA from Monmouth University and registered municipal clerk and certified tax collector’s licenses in New Jersey. A Spring Lake Heights resident, she previously served as vice chair of the Southeast Monmouth Municipal Utilities Authority. In 2009, she received the NJMMA’s New Professional to Municipal Government Award in recognition of her outstanding work in municipal shared services.Founded more than 50 years ago, the NJMMA is dedicated to the professional training and development of municipal managers. It has more than 200 members from throughout New Jersey. NJMMA has been instrumental in shaping legislation and policies that affect services to residents and business. It is affiliated with the Rutgers Center for Government Services in New Brunswick, which provides administrative support for its members.last_img read more

Thailand bans plastic bags and that’s how its inhabitants respond

first_imgThailand is without doubt one of the international locations with the best air pollution index. In an effort to put an finish to it and get well environmental stability, the nation has taken measures on this simply began 2020. To this finish, it has eradicated plastic bags from any sort of commerce. One of many components that may not be lacking in any retailer or grocery store, indisputably, however that has not affected its inhabitants within the least.Past native televisions, the response of the residents of Thailand to the federal government’s determination to get rid of plastic bags has not taken lengthy to leap to social networks all over the world. And as a substitute of going out to protest, the inhabitants of the nation have had essentially the most authentic thought to hold their purchases with out polluting: use any sort of object or accent, actually. Thailand began 2020 with a significant plastic bag ban so now Thais have made it a pattern to place their shoppings in random issues & i’m dwelling for it LMFAO pic.twitter.com/7QtkMD1oax The nation has lowered the air pollution fee due to citizen cooperationThe inhabitants of Thailand have opted for all types of objects as a bag Picture: iStockcenter_img – siam (@sihamese) January 4, 2020Positioning itself because the fifth nation on the planet with essentially the most waste thrown into the ocean, due to the measures of the Minister of Pure Assets and Atmosphere, the nation managed to go right down to the tenth place in only a few months. And it’s that the cooperation of the Thai folks is being an instance for the remainder of the world, on this case additionally for the elimination of plastic bags. Any object that can be utilized to load is completely legitimate to buy groceries. A chicken cage? In fact. A wheelbarrow? Higher unimaginable. A carry-on suitcase? Excellent for smaller purchases. Each within the information of the nation and after all in social networks, the photographs of the inhabitants going to purchase with ‘bags’ every mannequin extra authentic than the earlier one have gone all over the world. my private favourite hahah pic.twitter.com/mfEt3pKuIn– joe (@ joe91826478) January 5, 2020I simply can’t ???????????? https://t.co/6L5lQsDUTj pic.twitter.com/jrnbxbl3HC– ??????????? (@ AeWSos56) January 5, 2020I need to add my favourite image of this ban to this thread. Lmaoooooo pic.twitter.com/HSfKRuXDX8– ???????????????????? ???????????????????????????????? ???? (@badassfalin) January 5, 2020last_img read more

Rain or Shine banks on Cruz, deals Star its 1st loss

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Martinez bags silver, Perticheto wins bronze in figure skating J’Nathan Bullock also poured 18 markers, 11 boards, five assists, and two blocks as his side remained unbeaten since his entry for first-choice import JD Weatherspoon.Fresh from their stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, Norwood contributed 15 points, 11 rebounds, and four dimes, while Raymond Almazan had 13 markers and 14 boards in the victory.“Finally, we were able to beat Star this season. I thought we’ll never win against them (this season),” said coach Caloy Garcia, as his side rose to a 4-2 record. “It’s all defense. It started in the first half, the energy was there, the effort was there. I just told the players that when they’re inside the game, what I look is more efficiency than you being tired. Everybody who played today came out strong.”From a 28-all deadlock, Rain or Shine unfurled a 24-4 tear abridging the second and third quarters to erect a 52-32 edge at the 7:31 mark of the third period.However, the trio of Hill, Paul Lee, and Ian Sangalang brought the team back to as close as three, 75-72 with 5:23 remaining before Cruz went on a tear of his own for the Elasto Painters late.ADVERTISEMENT Cruz came off the bench and fired 18 points, three rebounds, and three assists in the win.Rain or Shine, though, had to gut it out in the end as the pesky Star refused to die late, trimming what was once an 11-point lead, 88-77, in the final 1:29, to as low as five, 92-87, after an Allein Maliksi floater with nine seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Cruz had a chance to seal the game shut in the end, but uncharacteristically muffed both freebies and even fouled Malcolm Hill with four ticks remaining.Luckily for the Elasto Painters, Hill could only muster a split as Gabe Norwood secured the rebound to end the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ve been playing a lot better,” noted Garcia. “I told the players since we made the trades that we became the number one defensive team based on the stats. I think it’s about defense, the effort is there. When we play good defense, our offense comes. But we still have lapses during the game.Hill topped Star with 26 points, 20 rebounds, and three assists, while Lee got 17 markers, seven boards, and three dimes.The Hotshots saw their four-game winning run halted as they drop to a 4-1 slate.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 92 – Bullock 18, Cruz 18, Norwood 15, Almazan 13, Ahanmisi 10, Matias 5, Borboran 5, Daquioag 5, Tiu 3, Ponferrada 0, Yap 0, Maiquez 0, Trollano 0.STAR 88 – Hill 26, Lee 17, Sangalang 11, Maliksi 10, Jalalon 8, Barroca 4, Ramos 4, Simon 3, Melton 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 0, Pingris 0, Dela Rosa 0.Quarters: 15-15, 41-30, 68-56, 92-88.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Jericho Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJericho Cruz took charge late for Rain or Shine as it dealt Star its first loss with a 92-88 squeaker in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The energetic guard fired 10 of the Elasto Painters’ final 17 points as they doused the Hotshots’ rally in the fourth quarter and stretch their winning run to three.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ebola Rescue Drama Thrills MacDonald Street Residents

first_imgThe Ebola infected man sat with his head bowed and apparently in pain as he emitted sounds of uneasiness.  Further from him, a woman, his wife, began to shout through a public address system, (PA), “Please husband don’t die.” It was evident that the fear of the unusual transmission of the deadly Ebola virus was central to the woman’s fear to go near her husband. All she was saying was, “Please don’t die,” when in fact he was losing it gradually. He was dying because out of her frustration, she had not followed the instruction to call the 4455 to get assistance from the Ebola Response Team to save her husband’s life. Meanwhile, another man, aware of what to do in such a situation, pulled a mobile phone from his pocket and began to call the Ebola Response Team.  “Yes,” he said, “there is a man who is suspected of having the Ebola virus here.” After some back and forth discussion on the phone, he turned to the woman and assured her, “Don’t worry they are coming to give the help your husband needs.”  In a few minutes, the Ebola Response Team arrived, and a man dressed in white, personal protective equipment (PPE) gear against the Ebola virus jumped out of the jeep.  “We are here to help you,” he assured the woman, who seemed very much confused.  “If you take my husband away,” the woman wanted to know from the man in white, “you are not going to take his kidney and sell it?”  “No,” the man said, and he began to address the woman’s misconceptions. “We don’t take kidneys from anyone who is suspected of suffering from this disease.” “It is that true?” the woman asked, her face askance, unsure what to believe. “You are not going to kill him, are you?” “No,” the man said, “we don’t do that to anyone who is taken to the Ebola Unit. We provide them with proper care and we make sure that they are fine.  “Early detection is the best way to give anyone suspected of suffering from the virus and it is a good chance for him to survive it,” the man in white reassured the lady.  Doing away of her disbelief, the woman said, “So all the bad things I heard about what you do to Ebola patient is not true?”  “Yes,” the man reassured her.  The man in Ebola protected gear held the suspected Ebola victim and slowly led him to the waiting jeep to be transported to a recognized Center for testing and supervision.   Meanwhile, many bystanders watched the scene from afar as this drama unfolded.  It was an awareness campaign by the Medical Renaissance League performed yesterday on MacDonald Street, near the Daily Observer newspaper’s offices.  The brief drama, according to the organization’s administrator, Ms. Theresa Praud, is part of her group’s Ebola Awareness Campaign in Montserrado County in the fight against the deadly disease.  Bystanders enjoyed the drama and, for a minute they behaved as though they were convinced that the message had been effectively communicated.  “I now know what the medical people are doing to help us,” said a woman who said she enjoyed the drama.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nagamootoo has betrayed all his ideals (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,As Moses Nagamootoo will belt out another tune on the Parliament floor, I thought it wise to look at some of the other tunes he sung before in the hallowed chamber.The Prime Minister will make a lot of hay about the size of the Budget – $300.7 billion – the biggest in our nation’s history. But while he will express pleasure about that fact, at the same time he will not say that tax revenues have also risen exponentially too. It has been pointed out that between 2014 and 2019, tax revenues are expected to go up by $88 billion, a 64.5 per cent increase. But more than that, using 2014 as the base year, increases in tax revenues will see Treasury receiving just over $210 billion.That large sum has been removed, whether directly or indirectly, from the pockets of our people. This, in itself, is a staggering sum especially when one considers the short time that has gone by. Through my research, I found Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, then as an Opposition MP, in his 2012 Budget debate contribution saying “…take the money that you have increase from [ValueAdded Tax] VAT and give it to the pensioners, give it to the workers, and give it to the people who deserve social assistance. That is the proof of growth. It must be people centred”. These are indeed good suggestions and I ask the Prime Minister what has happened now?The Prime Minister in that speech too said “[i]t must be the duty of this National Assembly, not the Opposition but as a whole, to lower unjustified spending, to lower our national debt and to lower our fiscal deficit”.Again indeed insightful words from our ‘indomitable’ First Vice President. But with those words in mind, it is, therefore, lamentable that Ram and McRae, in its 2019 Budget focus, pointed out that the Budget will record “…an overall deficit of $52.1 billion”.It, therefore, means the Government will have to borrow, whether domestically or internationally, 17.3 per cent of the budgeted expenditure which will have to be paid back with interest, tomorrow and the days after that.The Prime Minister in his 2013 Budget address regarding VAT championed an “…enlargement of the zero-rated basket”. But again, the Prime Minister seemed to have forgotten what he said, as his Government reduced the zero-rated basket and now Guyanese have to pay VAT on previously exempted and zero-rated items.In fact during his stint as Prime Minister, VAT revenues are estimated to go up from $37.3 billion in 2014 to $54.3 billion in 2019. This is a 46 per cent increase. In fact, the Prime Minister in his 2012 address deemed VAT “…the vampire tax…”. Indeed with Nagamootoo at the helm, the tax has become vampiric.The Prime Minister in his 2014 Budget contribution expressed his anxiety about using “our foreign reserves to keep the exchange rate in check…”. But Ram and McRae informed “[g]ross external reserves of Bank of Guyana at the end of 2018 projected at US$477 million, a decrease from US$581.0 million in 2017, or 17.9 per cent.This represents 2.5 months of import cover”. It seems that the Prime Minister was prophetic, as it appears, that this is what his Government is doing. In fact, our reserves have sunk below the acceptable international threshold of three months import cover. This is a matter, I believe, that has not been getting the attention it rightly deserves.So, those are just some of what the Prime Minister has said before. But as it goes to show, actions are indeed louder than words. Today, the hope the Prime Minister created prior to his election to his high office has been exposed as a mere smokescreen. The Guyanese people, clearly have been deceived.Yours sincerely,Patricia Persaudlast_img read more

‘He just wants to be in the headlines!’ Man United fans slam Scholes after Martial comments

first_imgWhenever a microphone has been put in front of Paul Scholes recently, it seems he has taken the opportunity to criticise Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United.After describing the team’s play as ‘boring’, the focus of his latest scathing remark was Red Devils golden boy Anthony Martial.United legend Scholes – speaking while on punditry duty for BT Sport – blasted Martial’s body language during the 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, where the Frenchman missed an easy chance.Scholes said: “He doesn’t look bothered if he misses a chance.“He doesn’t look bothered if he scores a goal. As a centre forward, all you live for is scoring goals, all you want to do is score goals.“He doesn’t look like one of those players to me and maybe they need to go into the transfer market in January for one of them.”Despite only arriving in the summer, Martial has quickly become a fans’ favourite, which led to a number of supporters turning on Scholes in their defence of the French youngster.Here are a selection of reactions to Scholes’ comments… Anthony Martial 1last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Muire GAA News: The ability to create and take goal chances was the main difference between the teams at the Banks on Sunday. Glenfin took their chances early with three goals in the first half. Indeed Glenfin had 1-02 on the board within the first six minutes as the home side struggled to start. Harry Harden opened the scoring for Naomh Muire with a nicely taken point but Glenfin quickly replied when Conor Ward hit the net for their second goal.Darragh White converted a 45 shortly afterwards but the visitors had established a commanding lead. Gerrard Ward then netted his second and Glenfin’s third as they extended their lead. Harry Harden and White again tagged on points for the home side before Mark McGinty replied for the visitors. Points then were exchanged as the half closed leaving the half time score at Naomh Muire 0-06 Gleann Fhinne 3-03.The second half saw Glenfin maintain their lead and even though the home side rallied a bit to close the gap, the visitors hit the net for a fourth time to close out the game and take the two points.Earlier the reserves came from four points behind at half time to record another credible win. The next league game for the seniors is this Friday evening (May 1st) away to Naomh Columba. Throw in at 7:30pm.Beidh an foireann tacaíochta in Ard a’ Rátha an deireadh seachtaine seo do Chomórtas Peile na Gaeltacht. Beidh siad ag imirt an foireann baile sna cluichí leath cheannais (Sóisear) ar an Domhnach ag 2:00 i.n. Beidh tráth na gCeist agus comórtas an Chailín Gaelach ann oíche Dhomhnaigh. Lá arna mhárach ar an Luan beidh na cluichí ceannais. Ádh mór oraibh a fheara,Is iad 3-11-20-23 na huimhreacha a tháinig amach ins an lotto an tseachtain seo. Níor bhain duine ar bith an pota óir. Beidh €560 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE LOSE AGAIN AS GLENFIN GO GOAL CRAZY was last modified: April 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:glenfinNAOMH MUIRENoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgIN a complicated world, sometimes the simple things in life can keep a kid happy.Watch this video of what you can do on a Donegal beach…even at this time of the year! Go on…give it a go….and send us your best videos.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com DONEGALDAILY.COM – BEWARE CHEAP IMITATIONSDDTV VIDEO: SKIMBOARDING ON A DONEGAL BEACH… was last modified: November 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:tramore beachlast_img read more


first_imgExclusive: TWO families have been forced to flee their homes after threats from Travellers.The mothers and their children have moved out of their homes in Convoy, Donegal Daily has learned.Residents in Convoy who are preventing Travellers for moving onto a site in the area say they are now the victims of intimidation. A spokesman for the residents group told Donegal Daily that Travellers have began a campaign of intimidation by driving in to locals driveways before reversing away again.This cycle is repeated every couple of hours by the Travellers as they attempt to break the residents resolve with the hope they will eventually allow them on the land even though the council has banned caravans from the site.The Travellers attempted to get on the land on July 19 and then a couple of days later clashed angrily with Gardai when another attempt was made to access the area.Prior to bollards being placed across the site, residents used their cars to prevent anyone from getting on the land. The spokesman for the residents revealed the group are policing the area for themselves 24/7.“We’re all doing our best, one of the group whose house actually faces the site has been sleeping on his couch for a week with the window open he has two dogs and they bark if they hear anything,” he revealed.“If he does have to get up he will get in to the car and sound the horn to alert the rest of us that the Travellers are attempting to get on the site.“We all fear that once they get on the land that will be that and they won’t be able to be moved off it.“The Gardai have said it is a civil case so they can’t do anything but they have been extremely helpful. “They have stepped up their campaign of intimidation however, and I know of two homes where two mothers took their children to stay with relatives nearby while their husbands stayed to look after the house.“It is a very worrying situation for all involved and doesn’t seem like it will be resolved anytime soon.”FAMILIES FORCED TO FLEE AS TRAVELLERS STAND-OFF TURNS NASTY was last modified: August 1st, 2013 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:convoyFAMILIES FORCED TO FLEE AS TRAVELLERS STAND-OFF TURNS NASTYTravellerslast_img read more

Conviction in Bush death plot

first_imgALEXANDRIA, Va. – An American Muslim student charged with joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush was convicted Tuesday on all counts. The federal jury rejected Ahmed Omar Abu Ali’s claim that Saudi security officers whipped and tortured him into a false confession. Abu Ali, a 24-year-old U.S. citizen born to a Jordanian father and raised in Falls Church, Va., could get life in prison on charges that included conspiracy to assassinate the president, conspiracy to hijack aircraft and providing support to al-Qaida. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 17. The jury deliberated for 2 days. Abu Ali swallowed hard before the verdict was read but otherwise showed little emotion. He did not testify at his trial. Notes taken by his Saudi interrogators said he discussed numerous potential terror plots, but the one that most appealed to him was killing “the leader of the infidels” – President Bush. Defense lawyers argued that Abu Ali gave a false confession after being whipped and beaten by the Saudi security force known as the Mubahith. Juror Nancy Ramsden said the videotaped confession was a “very striking” piece of evidence. “It was almost sort of a joke for him,” she said, referring to points in the tape where Abu Ali laughs and pantomimes the use of an assault rifle. Ramsden said the jurors agreed from the beginning they did not believe Abu Ali was physically tortured. Abu Ali testified about his detention and alleged torture at a pretrial hearing, but at trial he relied on the testimony of a doctor and a psychiatrist who said his account was consistent with being tortured. Prosecutors denied that Abu Ali, who was enrolled at the Islamic University of Medina at the time of his June 2003 arrest, was ever mistreated. They presented video testimony from Abu Ali’s Saudi interrogators who said he confessed immediately after being confronted with evidence obtained from other al-Qaida members. A dermatologist testified for the government that faint linear marks on Abu Ali’s back were only surface scratches. Defense lawyers had sought to have the confession tossed out and the case dismissed at a hearing last month. But Judge Gerald Bruce Lee allowed the prosecution to go forward, saying he had doubts about the credibility of Abu Ali’s account. The confession’s admissibility is likely to be a significant issue in the appeal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Abu Ali’s lawyer, Khurrum Wahid, said he will appeal. He said his client “is disappointed that the jury didn’t see the truth and he wants us to continue the fight.” Wahid said he believes it’s difficult for any person to get a fair trial when the accusations involve al-Qaida. “I think the country went through a very traumatic event on Sept. 11 and it’s very difficult for people to separate that from the facts in a particular case,” he said. U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty said in a statement that “the evidence presented in this case firmly established Abu Ali as a dangerous terrorist who posed a grave threat to our national security. … It serves as a clear warning to all that terrorists can and will be brought to the bar of justice.” Jurors in the three-week trial saw a videotaped confession in which Abu Ali said he joined al-Qaida because he hated the United States for its support of Israel. last_img read more