RB Council Acts to Clarify Zoning Ordinance

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — The Borough Council has weighed in on pending litigation opposing an application to construct a hotel that is now before the borough Planning Board.Prior to their regular meeting last Wednesday, the council held an executive session.After the closed discussion, Mayor Pasquale Menna announced that the governing body agreed to formally amend an ordinance stipulating that the tract on which the hotel construction is proposed was never intended for residential use.“The ordinance in question has some very vague language,” that this amendment would try to clarify, Menna explained.The property, which overlooks the Navesink River at the intersection of Highway 35 South and Rector Place was formerly used as a gas station, but has been vacant for about 14 years.The prospective developer appeared before the zoning board last May to present his plan for a six-story, 76-room Hampton Inn at that location, and to argue that the site shouldn’t be considered part of the residential zone that encompasses the remainder of Rector. In support of that position, the borough council sent a letter to the board indicating that the site should not be considered residential because it faces a busy highway and because of its previous commercial use.The zoning board concurred and handed off the application to the planning board.However a planning board hearing on the application was suspended after a borough resident filed suit opposing the application.Steve Mitchell, Prospect Avenue, filed a complaint in Superior Court, arguing the application rightly should go before the zoning board as the developer would need to win a variance for a non-permitted use given the area’s zoning as residential. Mitchell had also appeared before the zoning board to express his opposition to the project.When informed about the council’s action, attorney Ron Gasiorowski, who represents Mitchell, responded, “They can pass whatever ordinance they want to pass. That doesn’t mean it’ll stand up.”“The planning board will continue to hear this application,” said Menna, who sits on that board.The board is again scheduled to hear the application on Nov. 7.last_img read more

Great results to start season at Panorama for Whitewater Racers

first_imgWhitewater skiers did not disappoint the coaching staff as the squad experienced some great results at the Kinder Kootenay Zone race held recently at Panorama near Invermere.Jamis Beattie paced the Whitewater team with two fourths and a fifth during the giant slalom race weekend.Haley Mitchell registered a pair of eighth-place finishes while Savannah Leishman finished with two ninths and a 10th.Harper Henderson spent most of day one at the hospital following and exciting crash during the first run Saturday morning.Henderson was transported to hospital for X-rays, which proved to show no fractures, just bruises.Henderson raced Sunday after being cleared by doctors.“The racers had never seen blue snow before so it was a great learning experience and all of the racers improved by leaps and bounds over the two days,” said Whitewater coach Dylan Henderson. “We entered a total of 14 racers which is the most Whitewater racers at a Kinder zone race in many years.”Kootenay zone skiers faced some stiff competition from the home team, which races against mostly Alberta teams.Team Pano is a very high-performance team bolstered with National level coaches.Team Whitewater is off to Kimberley this weekend for the first slalom races of the [email protected]last_img read more

Liverpool and Tottenham reportedly battling to sign Wembley youngster

first_imgLiverpool and Tottenham are battling to sign Jacob Murphy from Norwich City, the Sunday People say.The 21-year-old from Wembley has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs in recent months.And the People claim that Liverpool will make an offer for him and agree to loan him back to Norwich for the rest of the season.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Reds believe this will help them beat Tottenham to the signing of Murphy, it is claimed.The same newspaper recently suggested that Everton would make a move for both Jacob and Josh Murphy during this month’s transfer window.The twins were snapped up by Norwich as schoolboys and have been with the East Anglian club for more than a decade.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

10 months agoAbraham informs Chelsea he wants to leave Aston Villa

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Abraham informs Chelsea he wants to leave Aston Villaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham wants to leave Aston Villa this month.The Sun says the England striker can return from Aston Villa this month in the terms of his season-long move to the Championship side.And the Chelsea striker has attracted interest from top-flight clubs looking to boost their attack in the second half of the season.Abraham, 21, will be targeted by the clubs who missed out on Dominic Solanke, who is poised to join Crystal Palace.Both young Three Lions strikers have been on the radar for Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Brighton and Fulham.Moving away from Villa will be a blow to Dean Smith’s promotion hopes, with the club five points off the play-offs.It will also put Smith in the market for a replacement in attack for the second half of the season. last_img read more

25 days ago​Petit: Emery will ruin Arsenal with rotation

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Petit: Emery will ruin Arsenal with rotationby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Emmanuel Petit is warning current boss Unai Emery against heavy rotation.The Gunners have to manage their resources as they battle for several competitions, including the Premier League and Europa League.As they face a tough away test against fellow top four rivals Manchester United on Monday night, Petit believes excessive rotation could create a problem at the Emirates Stadium club.Petit wrote on the Paddy Power website: “What Unai Emery wants to create is a team.A collective unit.”Not just the first 11 but the whole group. This is why he’s constantly rotating his side and including young players.”I like this idea, but it’s difficult for players to operate in a system like this.”He changes so often – but you need to be playing regularly in order to adapt like this. His demands from the players are huge.”But if they show the character they’ve shown recently, they have the potential to do something.”Belief comes with results, but results come from what you bring to the pitch. That doesn’t come easily.” last_img read more

9 days ago​Newcastle keeper Elliot urges caution over Matty Longstaff

first_img​Newcastle keeper Elliot urges caution over Matty Longstaffby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot does not want the club to overhype youngster Matty Longstaff.The younger of the Longstaff brothers shone for the Magpies against Manchester United in a 1-0 win.It was his long range strike that gave the home team all three points in an intense clash. While Elliot sees Matty’s talent, he urges caution.He said to reporters: “It’s given the club a massive lift in the fact that we had a tough result [against Leicester] but it just showed there is lots of optimism coming through and we’ve got a new star on the rise.”I would just say, don’t expect him to do that every week. He’s a young kid and we still have to look after him.”It’s not to say he’s going to play every game until the end of the season, obviously I’m not involved in that process but we just need to make sure that we understand he’s still a young lad at 19.”What he did was absolutely amazing and hopefully he goes on to keep replicating that.”But his development isn’t just next weekend, it’s over the next three, four years.”He might be playing, not playing, playing different roles and he’s going to have up and down days – the same with Sean, so we just have to be patient.”The good thing is there are kids coming through with the potential to achieve whatever they want to achieve.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Memphis Set To Honor Former Basketball Coach John Calipari In Late December

first_imgJohn Calipari hanging out with Derrick Rose.Twitter/@basketballtalkThis one might get a little bit awkward. This afternoon, University of Memphis president Dr. M. David Russ announced that the school will be honoring former head basketball coach John Calipari this December. Will be honoring Hall of Fame coach @UKCoachCalipari in Memphis, Dec 28-29. Stay tuned for details. Will be a great homecoming.— Dr. M. David Rudd (@UofMemphisPres) September 9, 2015From 2001-2009, Calipari was extremely successful with the Tigers. The program went 252-69 under Calipari, reaching the Elite Eight three times and losing in the national championship in 2007-08. Of course, that season, in which the Tigers went 38-1, was vacated after the NCAA invalidated star guard Derrick Rose’s SAT score. By the time the NCAA made its ruling, Calipari had already taken the job at Kentucky.Calipari has a major hand in turning Memphis into a nationally relevant program, but his departure has definitely rubbed many Tigers fans the wrong way. We’re very interested to see what type of reaction the fan base has in December.last_img read more

ICS Lambastes Calls to Include Shipping into EU ETS

first_imgzoom The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that a unilateral decision by the European Union to incorporate international shipping into its regional Emissions Trading System (ETS) will polarise and impede current discussions on additional CO2 reduction measures at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).As reported earlier, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee called for the inclusion of maritime transport into the ETS from 2023 if the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) does not deliver a global deal by 2021.“Non-EU nations will be disappointed and very concerned by yesterday’s vote in the European Parliament Environment Committee following IMO’s adoption just a few weeks ago of a comprehensive road map for action,” said ICS Director of Policy and External Relations, Simon Bennett.“But we hope that EU governments and the European Commission will see sense and recognise that threats to their trading partners will not serve the development of the global solution which both they and the shipping industry want and need. ICS is confident that IMO Member States, most of which are developing nations, will adopt a CO2 reduction strategy in 2018 that will include ambitious CO2 reduction goals and the development of a mechanism for delivery. But threats of EU unilateral action will do nothing to help this complex process.”ICS says that emissions trading, which has been developed primarily for industries such as power generation and cement and steel production, is completely inappropriate for international shipping which mostly comprises SMEs typically operating less than 10 ships.“The EU ETS has been an abject failure. Its unilateral application to global shipping would create market distortion while generating trade disputes with China and other Asian nations, as happened when the EU tried unsuccessfully to impose its ETS on international aviation,” said Bennett.The position of ICS is that if IMO Member States should decide to apply a market based measure for CO2 reduction to international shipping, the preference of the industry would be for a global fuel levy.ICS says that shipping fully accepts responsibility for reducing its CO2 and building on the 10 percent reduction already achieved by the sector during the last five-year period for which IMO data is available (2007-2012).But ICS asserts that if IMO decides to develop a fuel levy, this would require the full support of developing nations which are worried about the potential impact on trade and economic development.“Even if market based measures are found necessary to achieve the objectives which IMO sets for the sector, threatening non-EU partners with unilateral action is not going to help them to overcome their legitimate concerns. The only forum in which to have this debate is at IMO,” said Bennett.ICS said that it is working closely with the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) to persuade the plenary of the European Parliament, as well as EU Member States and the European Commission, to reject the EP Environment Committee’s report.The plenary of the European Parliament is expected to vote on the Committee’s report in early 2017.last_img read more

France launches graft probe into Total contract in Libya

first_imgPARIS- French judges have opened a corruption probe into oil group Total’s activities in Libya when it was still under the dictatorship of Moamer Kadhafi, judicial sources revealed on Thursday.Investigators suspect that a September 2009 payment of $9.8 million (6.9 million euros) Total made to the Liechtenstein-based North Global Oil and Gas Company (NGOC) was a first downpayment on what was planned as a much bigger kickback to an official or officials in the Kadhafi regime.They believe that NGOC was controlled by Ziad Takieddine, a controversial Franco-Lebanese businessman who had close links to the regime. At the time of the payment, Total was attempting to secure the rights to a major gasfield. The negotiations were never concluded and finally abandoned when Libya descended into civil war in 2011.The Liechtenstein firm allegedly wanted to eventually transfer $70 million to Ormerod, a company set up in the British Virgin Islands in 2008 and controlled by a Libyan with Belize and Canadian passports. That man has been identified by the investigators as a former senior official in ODAC, a Libyan public body whose assets were briefly frozen by the European Union after Kadhafi’s fall from power.Takieddine is implicated in several political scandals France and has been charged with corruption in the so-called Karachi scandal in which he allegedlyreceived kickbacks on a 1994 arms deal with Pakistan.He is also suspected of acting as an intermediary between French former president Nicolas Sarkozy and Khadafi and has accused Sarkozy of accepting funding for his successful 2007 election campaign from the late Libyan dictator.last_img read more

The number of cases of congenital syphilis is increasing

first_imgSexually transmitted disease rates in Clark County are increasing, which is troubling enough to public health officials. But having two babies born with syphilis last year is not only troubling, it’s tragic, said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer.“That is a tragedy that we should be able to prevent,” Melnick said.After years without any cases, Clark County Public Health reported two cases on congenital syphilis in 2016. Despite the risk of stillbirth, infant death and disability, both Clark County babies appear to be in good health now, Melnick said.“We haven’t had two cases in one year going back several years,” he said. “This is unusual for us.”Syphilis is a curable sexually transmitted disease that is passed from person to person through direct contact with a syphilis sore. Many people, however, don’t have symptoms and may not know they have the disease. Without treatment, syphilis may lead to serious health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Congenital syphilis occurs when the baby, in utero, becomes infected with the sexually transmitted disease. Women can become infected during pregnancy or before pregnancy and, left untreated, pass the disease on to the unborn baby.In infants, syphilis can be fatal. Up to 40 percent of congenital syphilis cases result in stillbirth or infant death. Congenital syphilis can also cause premature birth, low birth weight, deformed bones, blindness, deafness and brain damage that leads to developmental delays, among other problems.last_img read more