The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office says a 3-year-old boy who wandered away from his home has been reunited with his family thanks to their family dog and a helpful neighbor.Police received a call from the boy’s mother who told officials her 3-year-old son was playing outside with his siblings and wandered away. The mother said that the family’s dog, Buddy, was also missing and believed to be with the child.Deputies, along with K9 units from Suwannee Correctional Institution, searched for the boy around their home. Shortly after the search, a nearby neighbor called 911 and said that he found a small child and dog in the woods, but the dog wouldn’t let him get near the child.“Fortunately, we were able to reunite the child with his mother, thanks in part to ‘man’s best friend’ and an alert neighbor,” deputies wrote on Facebook.
By John BurtonRED BANK – When residents see the mayor and council members during municipal functions, they’re usually in business attire but during a recent Saturday morning it was all shorts and T-shirts.Mayor Pasquale Menna (center) joins residents and borough employees for the Mayors Wellness Campaign.The casual wear – often featuring exposed knees and white socks – was the garb of choice as Mayor Pasquale Menna, elected officials and nearly 100 people participated in a mile-long walk from the borough’s Marine Park to its Riverside Gardens Park and back.The walk was the kickoff event for the Mayors Wellness Campaign, initiated by Menna and the council to encourage borough employees and residents to lead healthier lives.On the bright Saturday morning, Oct. 20, borough employees and others met at Marine Park to warm up, sign up and collect commemorative T-shirts and information about nutrition and health issues from booths manned by those from a variety of organizations.Donna Smith Barr, director of the planning and zoning department, was on hand with Mary Kouvel, an administrative assistant for the department. “It’s a beautiful day and I’m due for a walk,” Barr said. Kouvel agreed.Doreen Hoffman, the employee liaison for the campaign, said she has been taking advantage of the Community YMCA’s four-month free membership for borough employees. She said she felt “good about myself,” since she started working out at the 166 Maple Ave. facility. She plans to continue with her exercise routine following the four-month membership. “I want to add more years to my life,” Hoffman said.Sandra Van Sant, a Monmouth County regional health officer, participated with Isabel Lopez, an outreach worker with the county’s chapter of Shape Up New Jersey, to get people to appreciate the need for making better choices when they shop for groceries. “Sometimes people don’t always understand about what is available and what they should eat,” Lopez said.Free T-shirts, imprinted with the campaign’s motto, “Today, Tomorrow and Together,” were available. The goal is to have people live healthier now and in the future, said Councilman Michael DuPont, who proposed the idea for the campaign, which has been established in other communities around the state.About 204 towns now have such programs, according to Melissa Kostinas, director of the State Mayors Wellness Campaign.As an incentive, the participating employees also are competing for a $300 Red Bank gift card, which will be awarded to the employee who loses the most body weight percentage over the course of the four months.Rick Ivone Jr., who chairs the campaign committee and is a motivational speaker and life coach on health issues, led the group at Riverside Gardens Park in what he called dynamic warm-up exercises. “Everybody is amazing,” in how they jumped in, “being healthy, getting to know everybody,” he said. “It’s a good day for the community.”It won’t be the last, Menna promised, and said there will be other events to encourage people to continue.
Nelson’s player-of-the-game Jamie Vlanich completed the scoring for the Leafs on the power play, with his fourth point of the game.Jackson Purvis spoiled the shutout bid for a shutout by Nelson netminder Tyler Moffat with a power play marker midway through the third period.The Leafs remained perfect in September after beginning the weekend with a 4-3 win Friday in Spokane.“These wins were big because they’re four-point games within the division and it will definitely be important to have them later in the season,” Cramer explained.Nelson, finishing the game out shooting Grand Forks 37-22, remains tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Hawks completed a weekend sweep of the Castlegar Rebels with a 4-3 victory Saturday in Fruitvale.A goal by Taylor Stafford late in the third period proved to be the winner for the Hawks.Ryan Edwards, Michael Bell and Sheldon Hubbard also scored for Beaver Valley.Former Nelson Leaf Seth Schmidt, Aaron Brewer and Diego Bartlett — all three goals coming on the power play — replied for the Rebels.Nelson hosts a pair of games against Eddie Mountain teams beginning Friday when Columbia Valley Rockies travel to the Heritage City.Saturday, the Leafs meet Kimberley Dynamiters.Both games have a 7 p.m. puck drop.OVERTIME: The Leafs took to the ice Saturday sporting the road Green jerseys. . . . October promises to be a big test for Nelson as the squad plays five Murdoch Division games — two each against divisional powers Castlegar and Beaver Valley. . . . Leaf sniper Jamie Vlanich currently sits second in league scoring with 15 points. Teammate Travis Wellman is tied for fourth with 12 points, but leads the league with 11 goals. . . . Grand Forks goalie Kai McDonald, with roots in Nelson as his father Murray played hockey in the Heritage City, was busy stopping 32 of 37 shots. The Grand Forks Border Bruins have already made great strides during the early stages of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.However, it’s back to the drawing board for the Bruins after the Nelson Leafs rocked the Boundary squad 5-1 in KIJHL Murdoch Division action Saturday night at the NDCC.The Leafs dominated the Bruins for two periods, building a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes before coasting to the divisional matchup win.“I think this was the first time this season where we played a full 60 minutes,” said Leaf defenceman Robson Cramer after the Green and White passed its first challenge of the season.“The team is finally jelling now but we want to keep going.”Nelson jumped all over the Bruins, out shooting the Boundary franchise 14-5 in the first frame and 27-11 through 40 minutes.The KIJHL’s goal scoring leader, Travis Wellman, led the offence with the natural hat trick after Tyler Garcia opened the scoring for Nelson.Wellman has 11 goals in five games for Nelson.“This was a good test to see where we are compared to one of the better teams in the league but it appears we’re not there yet,” said Grand Forks skipper Nick Deschenes, who has done a magnificent job changing the culture in the Boundary City.“We’re about a full year younger than that (Leafs) team,” Deschenes added. “We fell behind early but I thought we played pretty well in the third period.”
Voting has been delayed on two of Donegal’s islands after the helicopter carrying the ballot boxes was forced to return to base after a technical difficulty.Tory IslandIt is understood the helicopter, an Augusta Westland 139, from Baldonnell Airport was not far from Falcarragh when a warning light was noticed on the helicopter.The pilot decided to return to base at Baldonnell and use another helicopter. Another chopper is now en route to Falcarragh to collect the ballot boxes and some members of the media.The ballot boxes will be dropped by helicopter at Inishboffin and Tory Islands.The incident with the helicopter has now delayed voting on the islands.The voting times was due to be from 11am until 3pm but this will now be from 12.30pm until 4.30pm. VOTING ON DONEGAL’S ISLANDS DELAYED AFTER HELICOPTER ENCOUNTERS TECHNICAL PROBLEMS was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:delayeddonegalhelicopterislandsvoting
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nothing spectacular in our forecast today, although we should see temps climb a good 5-8 degrees over yesterday, getting back near normal for this time of year. We continue to see southwest winds develop through the afternoon, and that gives a signal that this warm up is just beginning. Clouds will likely start to develop later this afternoon and tonight. Above normal temps will be seen tomorrow, and we have to keep an eye out for some minor precipitation. We won’t rule out a few scattered showers over the state, particularly late tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. Rain totals will be a few hundredths to .4” with coverage at 70% of the state.A second wave of action pushes in from the west and southwest Thursday afternoon and evening and goes through Friday. This will be where we see more significant moisture. We are looking for 1-2 inch rains from over 85% of the state from Thursday afternoon through Friday early afternoon. While we do not have as big of concern about thunderstorms, this will still be an impressive batch of water, and we still think that localized flooding will be likely seen, particularly in areas with significant snow melt and frozen ground as of today.Much colder air comes in behind that system to start the weekend. However, it does not last long term. A cold night is expected Friday night, leading to a chilly start on Saturday. But, west and southwest winds are back over Ohio by midday Saturday, and we should see temps move back to near normal levels for Saturday and above normal levels then for Sunday. We will be dry through the entire weekend.Next week is damp, with scattered showers likely from overnight Sunday night through next Friday. Several waves of light moisture will move through. The first, overnight Sunday through Monday will bring A few hundredths to a third of an inch over 90% of the state. Tuesday’s action stays mostly over NW and north central Ohio, and then tries to sag southeast slowly on Wednesday, not making much headway. In those areas, we can see half to 1.5” rains. Then Thursday, the front pushes across the rest of Ohio and brings half to 1” rains to 80% of Ohio. We follow that up with some drier air for a day or two. Temps will be mostly above normal all of next week, leading to increased rain potential. This is a wet upcoming pattern. The 10 day cumulative rain totals map is updated above.In the extended period, we likely see a clipper for Sunday the 25th. That fast moving system can bring some scattered snow, or perhaps some rain mixing with snow. The much stronger front remains targeted for the 26th and 27th, bringing liquid equivalent precipitation of half to 1.5” over the entire state. Right now south flow ahead of that system would indicate rain potential, but the timing of the cold air arrival will be the key going forward.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: We’re better in shootouts than proper gamesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his team are better at penalty shootouts than playing matches.Dan James scored the winning kick for United to avoid an embarrassing Carabao Cup loss to Rochdale at Old Trafford.”We handled it [the shoot out] really well,” said Solskjaer.”Everyone wanted to take penalties as they did against AC Milan in Cardiff [during pre-season]. I’m very pleased with the confidence. You know we’re better in penalty shootouts than in proper games.”
Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa is no stranger to the spotlight. He’s been one of the stars of the Buckeye defense for the past few seasons and is a projected top-10 pick in April’s NFL Draft. With that spotlight comes the attention of critics in the media, the stands, and sometimes on Twitter. Apparently, a group of people were trolling Bosa on there today, pulling up old tweets and trying to get his attention. They seemed to get it, but not in the way that they may have expected.Bosa ripped off a series of tweets mocking the Twitter critics. He deleted them almost immediately, but we screenshotted them before he did. Bosa is going to have several more years of dealing with taunting on social media. He’ll probably ignore it next time.Oh, by the way – that chicken looks really good.
“The proclamation is, therefore, critical at this time. We have been noting with concern the recent crime trends in Western Jamaica, particularly in the parish of St. James, following the discontinuation of the State of Public Emergency in January,” he said. The House of Representatives, on May 7, approved the extension of the States of Public Emergency (SOEs) that have been imposed in the western parishes of St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland by 90 days. In his address, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said acting on the advice of the Commissioner of Police and Chief of Defence Staff, it has been assessed that the high level of criminal activity experienced endangers public safety. The House of Representatives, on May 7, approved the extension of the States of Public Emergency (SOEs) that have been imposed in the western parishes of St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland by 90 days.In his address, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said acting on the advice of the Commissioner of Police and Chief of Defence Staff, it has been assessed that the high level of criminal activity experienced endangers public safety.“The proclamation is, therefore, critical at this time. We have been noting with concern the recent crime trends in Western Jamaica, particularly in the parish of St. James, following the discontinuation of the State of Public Emergency in January,” he said.“We have seen, through vivid demonstrations, that criminals are hell-bent on exercising their destructive influence in vulnerable communities and spaces. Again, the criminal elements have taken the opportunity to display their ruthlessness and total disregard of our most fundamental right – the right to life,” Mr. Holness added.The Prime Minister noted that the citizens have described their reality as being in a state of paranoia, while vendors are pressured into closing shops early, out of fear that they may be at the wrong place at the wrong time.“The citizens of western Jamaica have fully endorsed the granting of additional powers to the security forces to save their lives, and must, likewise, compel us to endorse the request for an extension,” Mr. Holness said.He pointed out that many lives have been lost and many more will be lost, if decisive and strong actions are not taken.Over the period January 1 to April 28, 2019, St. James produced the highest number of murders among the police divisions, with 51.The Prime Minister noted that this figure represents a significant increase of 70 per cent, when compared to the equivalent period in 2018.“Likewise at the time of the declaration, Westmoreland with 43 murders, reflected the second-highest number of murders over the period. St. James and Westmoreland, being adjoined parishes, compound the concerns, considering the fact that the combined and continuous geographical space has accounted for 22 per cent of all murders, to date,” he said.Mr. Holness pointed out that when combined with the third adjoining parish of Hanover, the collective space accounts for more than a quarter of the murders committed in the island since the start of the year.There are 56 active gangs operating in the tri-parish region now under the SOE, with 17 of them currently at war over turf.The SOEs will give the security forces temporary additional powers, including powers of search, arrest and detention.During the SOEs, the security forces will have the power to search, curtail operating hours of business, restrict access to places and detain persons without a warrant. Story Highlights
zoomImage Courtesy: MAN MAN Cryo, a subsidiary of MAN Energy Solutions, has developed a marine fuel-gas system for liquefied hydrogen, in close cooperation with Fjord1 and Multi Maritime in Norway. Multi Maritime’s hydrogen vessel design for Fjord1, including the fully integrated MAN Cryo – Hydrogen Fuel Gas System, has been granted preliminary approval in principle (AiP) by DNV-GL. As informed, the system is the first marine-system design globally to secure such an approval.“As a solution for vessels employed on relatively short maritime routes, such as ferries, this technology is a world-first… Furthermore, Hydrogen is a clean fuel whose profile fits perfectly with the general desire within the industry to move towards cleaner technology. The possibilities for this technology are varied and exciting,” Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions, said.MAN Cryo developed the system design in-house at its headquarters in Gothenburg in close cooperation with the shipowner, Fjord1, and ship designer, Multi Maritime, in Norway.“To secure this approval in principle shows the determination that MAN Energy Solutions has to advance cleaner shipping solutions…Our strategy is to actively work with our customers to design and promote cleaner ways of powering vessels,” Louise Andersson, Head of MAN Cryo, said.According to MAN, the system has a scalable design that allows easy adaptation for different shipping types, sizes and conditions. The design is suited for both above- and below-deck applications.Liquefied hydrogen has a temperature of -253° Celsius and is one of the absolutely coldest cryogenic gases there is, which places system components and materials under extreme stresses. Another design challenge was hydrogen’s explosive nature.Once liquefied, hydrogen is reduced to 1/800th of its volume, compared to that of its gas phase, facilitating a more-efficient distribution. As a fuel, hydrogen does not release any CO2 and can play an important role in the transition to a clean, low-carbon, energy system. Liquefied hydrogen can be used to charge batteries for electrical propulsion via fuel-cell technology.
VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Real Estate Association says tighter mortgage rules and lower demand are bringing the provincial housing market into balance.The association says 7,884 units were sold within the Multiple Listing Service across the province in June, a 32.5 per cent decrease from the same month last year.The average residential price was down 1.3 per cent from June of 2017 for a total sales value of $5.6 billion.Brendon Ogmundson, the association’s deputy chief economist, says the impact of the tightened standards for both borrowers and lenders is still being felt.He says the combination of the lower demand because of the more stringent mortgage qualification rules and higher interest rates is bringing most markets in the province back to balanced conditions.While the active listings in B.C. are on the rise, the association says inventory remains low in historical standards in markets like Vancouver Island and the Okanagan.