Councilman Nowak and Mayor Pro Tem Johnson said no to RV park

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA conceptual Mich-E-Ke-Wis RV park plan was presented at the municipal council meeting Thursday night.Councilman Mike Nowak and Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Johnson said they both want the RV park proposal removed from the city’s master plan.The presentation highlighted how the park would be funded. What it would look like. And how the park would generate money for the community.Despite an in-depth plan, many residents said they felt an RV park would not be financially or viably beneficial to the community.Residents took to the podium during public comments soon after the presentation.Beckie Durfee is a local resident. Durfee grew up Alpena. She left. And then returned.“Upon moving back here though, I was disappointed to learn that this proposed RV park at Mich–E–Ke–Wis was still being debated,” said local resident Beckie Durfee. “This idea has been overwhelmingly opposed for a number of years. I don’t understand why we’re considering something so intrusive, receiving little to no positive economic impact. It is not at all environmentally friendly and it decreases our own use to public land.”Another resident, Jim Shaffer, shared the same sentiment. He didn’t grow up in Alpena, but said he loves what Mich-E-Ke-Wis means to him.“Make no mistakes once it’s developed you don’t un–develop it,” said Jim Shaffer. “And they ain’t making no more shoreline like we got here in Alpena. We better protect it.”The next City of Alpena Municipal Council meeting will be February 5th.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Essential Oils: Not So Healthy for PetsNext O’Connor Receives Additional Charges in a Murder Caselast_img read more

French close on Kakuta

first_imgMarseille look set to pip Greek outfit Olympiacos to the loan signing of Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta.Kakuta has slipped even further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Marko Marin and boss Roberto Di Matteo is happy to let him move on.It looked as though Olympiacos were favourites to take him on a season-long loan deal but reports in France now claim Marseille are in the box seat to take him with a view to a permanent move.last_img

NBA trade news: Anthony Davis’ agent talks potential Lakers, Knicks deals

first_img NBA trade rumors: Pelicans engaged with ‘several teams’ about Anthony Davis deal The price to pry Anthony Davis away from the Pelicans for the 2019-20 season is astronomical. And even if a team pushes its chips to the center of the table and pulls off a deal, it may only be temporary.In an extensive interview with Sports Illustrated, Rich Paul, Davis’ agent, said his client will test free agency in the summer of 2020 regardless of which team he plays for next season. “Where he’s going to land? I have no idea,” Paul said. “And it don’t matter. We’re going into free agency. Why does it matter to me where he goes? Earth: We’re going into free agency. He has a year, he has to play. But after that, I can’t say it no bigger: WE ARE GOING INTO FREE AGENCY. 2020: ANTHONY DAVIS WILL BE IN FREE AGENCY.”Well all right. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks most interested in Kemba Walker A wake-up call from a disappointed father. A brotherhood with LeBron forged from a Warren Moon jersey. A growing roster of stars under the Klutch banner.This is how Rich Paul became the kingmaker— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 12, 2019As impactful as Davis will be for whatever team lands his services, he’s not Paul’s marquee client — that’s still LeBron James, who said in December it would be “incredible” to play alongside Davis.Though Paul said his goal this summer with Davis isn’t to get him to Los Angeles to be James’ running mate, he sure made it seem preferred.“My thing is: Take LeBron off the Lakers. Are the Lakers not a great destination for an arguably top-two player that went to Kentucky and won a national championship, signed with Nike? For a team that’s had centers from George Mikan to Wilt Chamberlain to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Shaq?“So now, when you add LeBron, that’s what? The cherry on top. LeBron’s 34 years old. Anthony Davis is 26. So when LeBron’s done playing, the Anthony Davis trade is still rolling. What better place to do it than L.A.? If it was L.A. — I never said ‘L.A.’ But there’s no negative to that. Who gives a s— what you’re talking about, about me trying to help LeBron out? No, I’m not. I’m trying to help Anthony Davis. Now, if helping Anthony Davis helps LeBron in the long run? So be it. But my goal is Anthony Davis.”Paul also talked up the possibility of Davis on the Knicks: “They got a tradition. It’s a big market — not that it’s only big markets. They have cap space, flexibility, they’re able to absorb more than one star. What’s wrong with that?”Paul informed the Pelicans in January that Davis wanted to be moved, but nothing materialized before the trade deadline. Now the Lakers, Knicks, Clippers, Nets and Celtics are expected to make the strongest push for Davis. Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles not the ‘front-runner’ to sign any elite player this summer But Paul has made it abundantly clear, Davis will weigh all his options this time next year.“They can trade for him, but it’ll be for one year,” Paul said. “I mean: If the Celtics traded for Anthony Davis, we would go there and we would abide by our contractual [obligations] and we would go into free agency in 2020. I’ve stated that to them. But in the event that he decides to walk away and you give away assets? Don’t blame Rich Paul.”You can read the full Sports Illustrated piece here.last_img read more

Official Farewell of Three Players from the National Football Team of BiH

first_imgZvjezdan Misimovic, Emir Spahic and Vedad Ibisevic officially said goodbye to the National football team of BiH in a friendly match against Montenegro.These legendary three players, who were part of the historic generation who managed to qualify and perform at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, started a match against the Montenegro and left Bilino Field with ovations in 17th minute of the match.The leaders of the Football Federation of BiH led by President Elvedin Begic handed special gifts to the aforementioned three players, and they greeted the audience.To recall, Spahic is still the player with the largest number of played matches in the jersey of the National Football Team of BiH, while Misimovic is the best assistant.On the other side, Ibisevic scored the most important two goals, the one in the match against Lithuania that took us to the World Cup, and then the one against Argentine, which was the first goal for BiH on major competitions.Statistics of these three legendary players:Emir Spahic: 95 played football matches, he debuted in 2003, scored six goals and one assists.Zvjezdan Misimovic: 85 played football matches, he debuted in 2004, scored 25 goals and entered 28 assists.Vedad Ibisevic: 83 played football matches, he debuted in 2007, scored 28 goals and entered four assists.(Source: N. K./ read more

New Bids Required For Planned Monmouth Beach School Addition

first_imgBy Liz Sheehan MONMOUTH BEACH – The Monmouth Beach Board of Education will seek new bids this month for the construction of an all-purpose room after the bids received last week did not match the amount the board had set.Linda Considine, the interim business administrator for the district, said Tuesday that the lowest bid received last week for the project was $1.579 million, while the target set for the project was $1.30 million.The funds for the project will come from capital reserve, Superintendent Michael Ettore said Monday. The district, he said, has the funds because the school had no operating costs for a period of eight months following Super Storm Sandy, when students went to Oceanport, West Long Branch and Shore Regional High School.“We don’t need to ask the public for a nickel” to build the addition to the school, Ettore said.There are 250 students in the school, he said.In a presentation to the school board in 2015, Board President Kirk Ruoff said that in addition to the savings from the school closing for Sandy, a roof project, estimated to cost around $850,000, had instead come in at $370,000. The district, he said, had always transferred other small amounts to capital reserve and, counting in the savings from the period following Sandy and the lower costs than expected of the roof, there was approximately $1,700,000 in the district’s capital reserve account.After a feasibility study and input from the community, the administration and the PTO, the decision was made to build a multi-purpose room “for lunch, instructional use and community use,” he said, according to the minutes.Ettore said that the tables for lunch, which is now in the gym, had to be stored in that room which created a safety issue. He said when the tables were not in use they were behind mats and cut down on the space in the gym used for indoor activity.Not using the gym for lunch would also add instructional time there, he said, since now in the period before and after lunch it cannot be used while the tables are being set up and taken down.The proposal, as presented for bids by architects Kellenyi, Johnson, Wagner Architects, Red Bank, is listed on Construction Journal, a web site for contractors.It described the project as a 3,338-square-foot addition to the school to be built on the southeast corner of the existing building, with steps and a handicapped ramp where an existing playground, to be moved, now stands. A ramped hallway would connect the addition to the existing school.Asked how the community was informed about the plans for the addition, Ruoff said that the plans had been discussed for a long time at school board meetings and at PTO meetings.“Nobody ever shows up” for the school board meetings he said. “I guess they’re happy with how we are running things.”“I have not heard of that,” said Dona Zabe, whose twins are in the eighth grade at the school, when asked about the plan for the addition. She said she had not been aware of any problems with having lunch in the gym.Zabe said she didn’t see adding the new lunch room as an issue. “Go for it,” she said.last_img read more


first_imgGARY STEVENS, RUNHAPPY, WINNER: “He blows me away. That was only the second time I’ve sat on him (first in a race) and to get to feel that power coming into the stretch was awesome.“I just want to say ‘Thank you to Edgar Prado.’ Edgar and I had a couple of conversations earlier in the week when I found out I was going to ride this horse and he told me quite a few things about him that helped me today. It was all Runhappy though and he’s an extremely special horse.“It was harder to pull him up today, than to ride him during the race. There was some oil on the reins and they were slipping. My hand slipped off of his mane coming away from the gate and I cut my finger pretty good. He usually breaks a step slow but he broke like a Quarter Horse today. He was a complete professional.“I was hoping to get three graded wins today but we got two of them! No better way to start the Santa Anita Meet. It’s perfect.”RAFAEL BEJARANO, LORD NELSON, THIRD: “The horse ran good, no excuses. I was right behind those two horses and was in the perfect position. But those two horses, they never quit. I was in a perfect position, right behind with the speed, but those two horses, they never stopped.” OWNER JAMES McINGVALE OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, RUNHAPPY, WINNER: “The horse ran really well. The entire team did a great job of preparing him, and the people at Santa Anita have been great, so it’s been a top-notch experience all the way around.”“We hoped he would run well, and he certainly did. We’re thrilled with him. It’s a thrill to win here and we hope to be back for the Breeders’ Cup (Nov. 4-5).” LAURA WOHLERS, RUNHAPPY, WINNER: “It didn’t surprise me the way he ran today. He’s been training well even though he’s been doing some crazy stuff in the mornings, it’s just because he just wants to stand around and do what he wants to do. We let him get away with that at the training center. Maybe we have to be a little stricter with him, but right now, he really enjoys taking his time looking around. This is a very new environment for him.“There are lots and lots of horses here. He probably sees more horses before one break than he does in an entire morning at the training center. Training there is a little bit different than training on the main track here, but when he puts his bridle on in the afternoon, he knows what it’s all about.“When we brought him to the Receiving Barn today, he looked like he had his game face on, so I knew he’d run well. We’re going to be going to the Met Mile. We want to stretch him out and see how he does, and after that, we’ll see if he wants to go longer. It’s one step at a time but we know he can sprint; now we’ll see if we can stretch him out. Gary (Stevens) came off and said, ‘I just want to let you guys know, this horse will go long,’ so we may go with his opinion on that.“We’ll give the horse a couple of months off and bring him back in March and begin his training again and we’ll see if we have time to prep him in a race before the Met Mile. Otherwise, we’ll train him up to it. He’ll leave Santa Anita in two days for a farm in Texas for two months for some time off.”             NOTES: Today’s on-track attendance was 44,873, the largest Opening Day crowd since 1994.center_img JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

More contact coming from Cavs Thompson, Warriors Green

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “If I see them in the summer and they say hi I’ll say hi. I won’t go out of my way to say hi.”LeBron’s eye feels betterThe Warriors can put themselves halfway to their third title in four seasons with a home win on Sunday in the best-of-seven championship series.Green also poked Cavaliers star LeBron James in the right eye during the game, blurring his vision in the first half of a 51-point performance, the highest scoring NBA Finals effort in a losing cause.Green said the Warriors will attack James harder in game two.“Force. From the beginning of the game. We didn’t start with much force,” said Green. “You have to set the tone you want to set. (Mine is) collision. It’s fine. It’s the best part of the game.”James said his eye has improved with medication and time although it looks worse now than it did on Thursday.“It’s better. It doesn’t look better, but it feels a lot better,” James said. “It’s just going through a stage right now of recovering.“I’m taking my medication that I’ve been given by the doctors. My eye drops and my antibiotics to help me with the recovery as fast as possible.”Green said he wasn’t dancing to taunt Thompson but “shaking pom poms” and added, “people were talking. I talked back.”“Them suspending somebody else don’t make me feel good. I don’t want anybody to get suspended. That does nothing for us or to me.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Unwritten rule China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “We’re trying to win a championship. Emotions should be involved,” Green said. “If your emotions aren’t involved you should go sit down somewhere and ponder what the hell life is for.”Thompson was whistled for a flagrant foul and ejected with 2.6 seconds to play in overtime. When Green taunted him, Thompson shoved the ball in his face on the way to the locker rooms, teammates of both preventing a greater confrontation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe league reviewed the incident and fined Thompson $25,000 for not quickly leaving the court but did not suspend him and reduced the level of the foul.“They made a good decision. I’m playing so I’m happy. I’m glad I’m able to play with my teammates and not watching on TV,” Thompson said. “The NBA has got to do what they’ve got to do with fines. I did what I had to do in terms of talking to the NBA. They made the right call by letting me play.”Thompson said he had no regrets about anything he did, adding, “I thought I walked off pretty quickly. I got an early shower.”Thompson said physical play and intense emotions are inevitable from teams playing in a fourth consecutive final, an unprecedented feat in North American sport.“When you’ve been to four straight finals you start out not liking each other. In any playoff series you get irritated. for us it’s in game one,” Thompson said.“It’s competitive. Of course, we’re going to get irritated with each other. But it’s not going off the court, at least not for me.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors exchange words in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018, in Oakland, California.  AFPOAKLAND, United States — Golden State’s Draymond Green plans more force and emotion in Sunday’s second game of the NBA Finals while Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson is ready to match him despite nearly getting suspended.The instigators in a last-seconds altercation in Golden State’s 124-114 opening victory promise the fireworks are far from over.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Thinking back to his own one-game ban from the 2016 NBA Finals for multiple playoff flagrant fouls after striking James in the groin, Green said, “I don’t think it’s a double standard.”NBA ‘bruisers’ will bangThompson said he expects if more trouble comes, he and Green will be in the middle of it.“Draymond doesn’t get underneath my skin. It doesn’t bother me at all. It makes him look crazy,” Thompson said. “I know he’s going to try to find ways to provoke me. I’ve got to stay locked in.“It’s the finals. It’s about toughness and playing hard. As the enforcer for my team and Draymond for his, if it had to be two players, it would probably be us. If we’re going to bump heads, it would be the two guys who are the bruisers.” /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Pipeline fire kills dozens

first_imgIGBAGBON, Nigeria – A ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded in flames, killing at least 34 people near Nigeria’s main city of Lagos as they tried to scoop fuel from the gushing leak, police said Wednesday. A witness said he saw 40 bodies. The government blamed criminal gangs breaking into pipelines. The explosion, on a line that carries imported gasoline from the Lagos port to inland depots, occurred Tuesday morning at Igbagbon, a village near Lagos. It was a stretch of pipeline in remote swamp waters, and news of the fire only filtered out Wednesday morning. A charred section of bush littered with hundreds of burned and unburned jerry cans and buckets was all that remained of the disaster site Wednesday after firefighters put out the blaze and engineers clamped the rupture. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea legend pays tribute to Antonio Conte

first_img 1 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? smart causal Conte and Terry won the league together with Chelsea How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible xi Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes predicted who plays? However, the Blues failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League and his relationship with the board turned sour.Terry, who played his last season at Chelsea under Conte, paid tribute to his former manager on Instagram.He said: “Love this man. Thanks for everything Boss.“In a time that should have been the most difficult season of my career, Antonio was honest, respectful and there for me whenever I needed him.“I loved working and learning from him.” John Terry has thanked Antonio Conte for helping him through a tough time after the Italian was sacked by Chelsea.Conte spent two years in charge at Stamford Bridge, bringing Premier League and FA Cup success to west London. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday NEW ERA How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Ladies GAA have appealed to clubs to field teams for fixtures. Clubs which have failed to field sides for recent games have now had points deducted“After a lengthy discussion at the County Board meeting last night it was decided that teams who had failed to field in games up to now lost the points. This excludes teams who rescheduled matches,” said the Ladies Board. “A big plea is being made to all clubs to play their games at the allocated dates. In extreme circumstances the game should be refixed to an agreed date.“Players just want to play. Nobody wants to gain points due to teams not fielding. We all play our registration and should be getting to play games regularly. The loss of points and a possible fine will be incurred if fixtures aren’t fulfilled.“Lets all make a huge effort to get our leagues running well,” they added.  DONEGAL LADIES GAA IN PLEA TO TEAMS OVER FIXTURES was last modified: April 11th, 2013 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:DONEGAL LADIES GAA IN PLEA TO TEAMS OVER FIXTURESlast_img read more