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  • Veteran Firefighter Named Ocean City’s New Fire Chief

    first_imgFrom left, Ocean City Police Sgt. Brian Hopely, Upper Township Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Morgan, Ocean City’s Fire Chief Jim Smith (Deputy Chief at the time) and Ocean City Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Donato help train the CERT members, last year. By Donald WittkowskiWhen it comes to being a good firefighter, Jim Smith has read the book. It was written by his father, the author of a highly regarded textbook on fire safety.Smith, who joined the Ocean City Fire Department 22 years ago, hopes to use all that knowledge as its new chief. He was promoted to the top position Monday by Mayor Jay Gillian.Following in the footsteps of his father, Smith said he always wanted to become a firefighter. His father, James Smith, served with the Philadelphia Fire Department for 41 years and rose to the rank of deputy fire chief.His father, now retired from the Philadelphia Fire Department, is a nationally recognized speaker and expert in fire safety. He is the author of the textbook “Strategic & Tactical Considerations on the Fireground,” considered a must-read for high-ranking fire officers.“My dad’s the real deal. He understands the job,” Smith said in an interview Monday after his appointment was announced by the city.Smith, 47, said he intends to call on his father’s knowledge and experience from time to time as he grows into the role of fire chief.During his two decades with the Ocean City Fire Department, Smith has also acquired his own high level of expertise. He attained the rank of captain in 2004 and was promoted to deputy fire chief in 2012.City spokesman Doug Bergen said Smith was the top choice among the candidates considered for the chief’s job. The city followed Civil Service guidelines and conducted its own interviews to make the selection.“We’re looking forward to having someone with so much experience. He’s a great guy, and we expect great things from him,” Bergen said of Smith.Smith succeeds former Fire Chief Chris Breunig, who retired Nov. 1. His appointment is considered provisional pending a brief review period and approval by City Council.The Fire Department includes 59 full-time firefighters and three firehouses. Smith will oversee the opening of a new $2.1 million fire station at 29th Street and West Avenue, which is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.Smith said he doesn’t plan on making sweeping changes within the department. But he noted that he does want to strengthen ties with the local community through a series of outreach programs, including holding more open houses at the fire stations and having firefighters meet with the public.“One thing we could get better at is our outreach to the community,” he said.Operationally, Smith said the Ocean City Fire Department ranks among the best departments in the state. He characterized the employees as top-notch.However, he said the city must prepare in the next five years for the retirement of as many as 15 fire officers. More immediately, he has to pick a new deputy fire chief to fill the vacancy created by his promotion.For the time being, Smith will continue to earn his deputy chief’s salary of $137,430. The fire chief’s maximum base salary is set by city ordinance at $126,554.However, Bergen said the Gillian administration is going to consider changing the salary ordinance for city department heads in coming months to let Smith keep his current salary instead of having to take a pay cut. A change in the salary ordinance would need the approval of City Council.City department heads, including the fire chief, are usually granted 1.25 percent annual raises by Council to match pay hikes given to other municipal employees who are under contract.In an unusual request that was rejected by the city, Breunig, when he was fire chief, sought a demotion to deputy chief in 2015 to try to increase his salary.Deputy fire chiefs make higher salaries than the chief’s base salary because their pay is negotiated through collective bargaining.last_img read more

  • Edin Dzeko attracts the Interest of Everton?

    first_imgAfter the fantastic season in Roma, BiH capitain of the national football representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Edin Dzeko attracted the interest of many well-known clubs, but he will not change the club.In the past season, Dzeko was a real nightmare for the opponents’ defenses, playing 51 matches and scoring 39 goals and 15 assists. After the end of the season, there was several interesting offers for Dzeko and the English media said that Everton was very interested in him.FC Everton was interested in Dzeko, but he was determined to stay in Roma and indirectly thanked the English club. However, there were no official offers as well as negotiations.Dzeko does not intend to change the club because he has settled in Rome, enjoys the capital of Italy and is hardly waiting for the new season. Edin is currently on vacation in Sarajevo where he works with coach Eldin Jelsovic at the Grbavica Stadium, home of FC Zeljezničar, where he started his career.(Source: klix)last_img read more

  • See the message Virat Kohli sent FC Goa for gaining a AFC Champions League…

    first_imgImage Courtesy: IANS/SPORTZPICSAdvertisement sxkhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsvb0fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3v7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cg4xcWould you ever consider trying this?😱0l4Can your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian Super League franchise FC Goa, who are on a marvellous spell this season with leading the league table, has just achieved a new milestone. They have become the first football club from India to qualify for the 2021 AFC Champions League, Asia’s premier club football tournament conducted by the Asian Football Confederation. While the franchise and supporters are celebrating this historical achievement, a special felicitation comes straight from the club’s co-owner and the Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli!Advertisement Image Courtesy: IANS/SPORTZPICSFollowing their 5-0 rout of Jamshedpur FC yesterday at the JRD Tata Sports Complex stadium, Goa entered as the first club from the country to the AFC Champions League. Today morning, the official Twitter handle of FC Goa posted a video of the squad members celebrating the qualification into the group stage of Asia’s most prestigious club football tournament.“An unforgettable night. 🧡#BeGoa#JFCFCG#HeroISL#FCGoainAsia” the club captioned the video. Check it out here-Advertisement Soon after, Virat Kohli, who is the joint owner of the club alongside the president Akshay Tandon and Delta Corp Limited chairman Jaydev Mody, retweeted the video with a heartfelt greeting towards the club’s marvellous achievement.The Men in Blue skipper wrote: “Big ups to the Gaurs on becoming the first-ever Indian club to qualify for the AFC Champions League group stage and topping the ISL League table! 🥳🥳🥳 Keep putting in the work. We are all behind you. 👊🏼#BeGoa#FCGoainAsia”The 31 year old superstar cricketer became the Goa-based club’s co-owner in September 2014. Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is the brand ambassador. Nicknamed ‘The Gaurs’, FC Goa are battling it out for their maiden ISL title this year. They are leading the league table with a stunning 39 points from 18 matches.Goa’s 5 goal thriller against Jamshedpur yesterday started off with an early opener from club striker Ferrán Corominas. The French-Moroccoan midfielder Hugo Adnan Boumous scored a brace, and two late strikes came from centre back Mourtada Fall and Indian international Jackichand Singh.Also read-India footballer Ashalata Devi in the running to be named AFC Women’s player of the year Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Stubbornly Insisting on Keeping Korkoya at NEC, President Sirleaf Must Take Full Responsibility for…

    first_imgThe Supreme Court’s ruling on the appeal brought before it by protesting parties – Liberty Party (LP), Unity Party (UP), All Liberian Party (ALP) and Alternative National Congress (ANC), was unequivocal in its call on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to clean up the Final Registration Roll (FRR) before proceeding to hold the runoff elections.Against calls for the annulment of the entire results of the October 10 elections, based on widespread gross irregularities and fraud, the Supreme Court held that while fraud and irregularities did occur, they were not of the magnitude and scope to constitute sufficient grounds for annulment of the results.The Supreme Court did, however, imply that those irregularities raised red flags about the integrity of the Voter Roll, which cannot and must not be ignored as the NEC prepares to hold the runoff election. We recall NEC Commissioner Jonathan Weedor’s press statement of last June raising concern about the Voter Roll whose integrity he maintained had been compromised by the flawed Voter Registration process.Had his warning as well as those of Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh, Miatta Fahnbulleh, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe and others been heeded, the Liberian people would have most certainly been spared the agony and trauma which characterized the long and tense wait for the Supreme Court’s final ruling. As that is now behind us, we should hence look forward to and concentrate all our efforts and focus on the task at hand in fulfillment of the Supreme Court’s mandate— that NEC cleans up the Final Registration Roll (FRR).We recall that the impasse resulting from the lawsuits filed by political parties protesting the results of the October 10 elections had heightened tension and gripped the attention of stakeholders that included the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  Several ECOWAS experts were sent to Liberia to assist NEC in addressing this problem. Their leaked report made several recommendations which, if implemented, could set the process aright.The problem, however, is that the experts’ report cannot be considered legal simply because President Sirleaf has not made an official request to ECOWAS. According to sources, she expects the Foreign Minister to do so. The Foreign Minister, on the other hand, can only do so based on an official request for assistance from NEC. According to sources, NEC Chairman Korkoya has been evading attempts by the Foreign Minister to contact him, apparently because President Sirleaf has not instructed him accordingly.Further, there are troubling reports about continued illegal tampering with the FRR by NEC officials, allegedly on the instructions of Chairman Korkoya. Reports say that a meeting was held over the weekend with officials of CDC and UP, both of which are runoff contestants. At that meeting, NEC Chairman Korkoya had no prepared agenda outlining procedures he intends to follow to clean up the FRR, neither could he produce for scrutiny, copy of the FRR which he insists has no flaws.And this is not going down well with the parties, both of which, according to sources, are now contemplating an official joint response to NEC’s actions. This development has again highlighted the manifest need for the parties to act to prevent a deliberate and calculated plan to commit a travesty of justice that will subject the Liberian people to the will of a few corrupt and greedy individuals bent on engraving their imprimatur (authority) on the electoral process and its outcomes.To put it simply, these individuals are insistent upon fixing the elections, which is tantamount to fraud, similar to the 1927 and 1985 elections.It seems to us that the political parties to the runoff, most especially UP, can jointly or singly file a Motion for Recusal before the Supreme Court in order to compel Korkoya to step aside. For clearly he seems determined to maintain that nothing is wrong with the FRR, and continue his connivance with the powers that be to fix these elections. The Liberian people cannot and MUST not sit supinely and permit a few individuals, using corrupt and unscrupulous means, to allow NEC officials to pursue their intent on fixing these elections. Liberians must NEVER permit this to happen!The parties to the runoff, in particular UP, are left with no alternative but to run again to the Supreme Court to stop Chairman Korkoya from flouting and ignoring the Court’s ruling that the FRR must be corrected.If President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf continues stubbornly to insist on maintaining Korkoya as NEC Chairman, then she must take fully the blame for messing with the elections and prolonging the torturous agony of the Liberian people. She must further accept full responsibility for the consequences of whatever else might happen.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Redress scheme for Donegal’s MICA homes ready in weeks

    first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has cautiously welcomed confirmation from the Housing Minister, Eoghan Murphy that a redress scheme for the thousands of Donegal households affected by mica defective blocks will be published within weeks.Minister Murphy was responding to questions from Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin TD in the Oireachtas housing committee.Senator Mac Lochlainn said it is vital that a redress scheme is in place for the thousands of Donegal households affected by this nightmare. He said “That scheme should involve an assessment of the damage and the repairs required in each household by a qualified engineer applying the protocol agreed by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).“Then the necessary refurbishment and rebuilding works need to go out to tender and be carried out by reputable building contractors.“All of these costs must be born by the State as is the case with the Pyrite Redress Scheme for households in Dublin and North Leinster”.“This is the fully funded scheme that we expect to be announced in the next few weeks. “That we have got to this very hopeful point is a tribute the campaigning families and households in the Mica Action Group”.Redress scheme for Donegal’s MICA homes ready in weeks was last modified: March 7th, 2019 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:MICAredress schemeSenator Padraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more

  • Challenges Farmers May have with Fast-Growing Corn

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Because of adequate moisture and warmer than normal temperatures across Ohio, the corn crop in many areas is growing very fast this year. Are there any agronomic issues that may come along with the rapid pace of growth?The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with DEKALB/Asgrow Technical Agronomist Roy Ulrich to see if this fast paced growing season is a blessing or a curse.last_img

  • Irving gets hit in face, Celtics hold off Hornets

    first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Hornets: Charlotte’s 57 points in the first half were the second most the Celtics have allowed in the first half this season, one fewer than Milwaukee scored in the opening half of a 108-100 win on Oct. 18. … Nicolas Batum (sprained left elbow) and Treveon Graham (right quad contusion) both sat out.Celtics: Shot just 33 percent (14 of 43) in the first half. … Coach Brad Stevens said Horford is “doing way better” but wouldn’t speculate about his availability.UP NEXTHornets: Host Cavaliers on Wednesday.Celtics: Host Raptors on Sunday. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The lead grew to five before Walker’s three-point play got the Hornets back within 86-85. Marcus Morris connected on a jumper, but Walker responded with a driving layup to get it back to a point.Boston called timeout, but Rozier accidently stepped out of bounds on the ensuing inbounds play. Walker dribbled the clock down, but his jumper bounced off the back of the rim and was rebounded by Rozier. He was fouled and sank two free throws with 3.6 seconds left.Charlotte struggled throughout the final period, going 4 of 20 from the field and committing six turnovers.“We’re giving up huge leads. We’re not maintaining our game,” Walker said. “We’ve got to be better as a whole.”With Irving out, Charlotte took advantage against Boston’s reserves early, stretching its lead to as many as 18 in the second quarter and taking a 16-point lead into halftime.BANGED UPIrving’s injury is the latest stroke of bad luck for a Boston starter. Horford missed his second straight game with a concussion. And, of course, Hayward is out for the season after a gruesome leg injury on opening night.SLOW STARTThe Celtics opened just 1 of 11 from the floor, and that first made field goal never made it through the hoop. Brown was credited with a basket when Howard was called for goaltending with 8:58 left in the first quarter, cutting Charlotte’s lead to 9-2.Boston’s first field goal to actually fall through the basket came from Morris more than halfway through the quarter.TIP-INS Read Next Neymar is in tears after coach Tite defends his reputation LATEST STORIES Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Terry Rozier finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists, playing an increased role after Irving left the game in the first quarter after taking an elbow to the face. Jaylen Brown added 10 points and 13 rebounds.The Celtics extended their win streak to 11 games. Charlotte has lost four straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We just got a lot of fighters, a lot of resilient guys,” Larkin said of a team that’s now seen Gordon Hayward, Al Horford and now Irving beset by injuries.He said his teammates’ misfortunes have underlined the necessity of staying ready.“I’m always locked it. That’s my job. I don’t know when my opportunity’s gonna be there,” Larkin said. “Tonight I hit some shots early, coach kept rocking with me, so I tried to throw my best.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Celtics center Aron Baynes’ elbow inadvertently struck Irving when Baynes was landing after a rebound attempt. Irving fell to the floor and was bleeding from the nose as he was escorted back to the locker room. Irving was ruled out for the rest of the game while he was monitored for possible concussion symptoms.Larkin said Irving spoke to the team at halftime and texted them all congratulations on the win.Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 20 points and 11 assists.Celtics trailed by 12 after three quarters, but opened the fourth on a 16-3 run and took the lead with 4:05 to play on a basket by Brown.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Team personnel assist Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) after he was injured during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Irving took an elbow to the face and left the game. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Another game, another injury, another win for the Boston Celtics.Jayson Tatum had 16 points, Shane Larkin added 16 off the bench and the Celtics overcame an injury to Kyrie Irving and a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 90-87 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

  • Watch: Bullet Throws Rider off at Midfield, Gundy Makes Joke about Offense

    first_imgAdChoices广告This is funny now because everybody is OK, but man, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before. Bullet bucked off its rider on Saturday at midfield and nobody knew what the heck to do (understandably).Here’s a good summation of it in tweet. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Bullet needs to chill ?? but s/o to the rider for holding on for dear life!— rebecca white (@rebeccawhite0) September 13, 2015On Monday, Mike Gundy joked about the whole thing because what else is Mike Gundy going to say about Bullet? Apparently, this wasn’t the only time Bullet had some difficulties on Saturday.“He looked like a broncing buck after that one touchdown,” said Gundy. “It took so long to score, he probably felt the same way I did. They may need to trade him in for a rodeo horse.”Here’s Mike Gundy making light of @Bullet_OSU struggles. #OKstate pic.twitter.com/DblGVXVsOj— Andrew Carter (@Andrew__Carter) September 14, 2015last_img read more

  • YTT Junior Clinic a success

    first_imgKids from all across Sydney, and particularly the Sutherland Shire, descended on Remondis Stadium, Cronulla on Friday, 16 January to take part in the Junior Touch Football Clinic as a prelude to the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. Hosted by Touch Football Australia, New South Wales Touch Association and the Cronulla Sharks, the clinic participants were treated to a morning of skills and drills, before finishing off with a games of Touch Football.There were many special guests in attendance for the event, including Australian Touch Football representatives, Jess McCall and Rob Nakhla, who made sure the kids were having a blast and learning all there is to know about being an elite athlete in the sport.Also representing the TFA High Performance Program was Matt Tope, who also works as a Development Officer for the NRL. Tope was joined by other Cronulla Sharks Staff as well as NRL Stars – Andrew Fifita, Anthony Tupou and Tinirau Arona.Clinic participant, Katie, 9, spoke on how excited she was to get to run around with the Australian players, as well as being on the same field that Australia and New Zealand were going to play on later that day.Chris, 12, loved all the new gear he got, as well as meeting some of the Sharks players. McCall, who plays for the Wollongong Devils in the Vawdon Cup, had a great time, noting that it’s great to interact with the young players, who might even play for Australia in the future. To view photos from the day, stay tuned to the TFA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia and stay tuned to the TFA YouTube channel for the highlights – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksTFA Junior Cliniclast_img read more

  • a month agoMan City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Guardiola exhausting

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Guardiola exhaustingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva admits playing for manager Pep Guardiola is tough.But he embraces the demands.He told the Daily Mail: “Yeah, it’s exhausting under Pep, there is no doubt about that.”But it’s what we have to do.”If you want to go for all the trophies season after season you need to have someone who pushes you day after day. Sometimes it’s not easy but it’s good to have someone who won’t let you slacken off.” last_img read more