Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Roxie

first_imgFacebook44Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Roxie!  Are you a single person or a couple looking for a companion who is the perfect combination of Labrador Retriever and Min Pin?  Roxie is sweet and shy with ears that stand part way up only to flop over in an adorable fashion.  She is mostly shiny black, has a white and polka-dotted chest, with subtle brown highlights.  At thirty-eight pounds, she is just the right size to be your new best friend.  Roxie is getting to know the shelter volunteers, and enjoys sitting with them on her blanket in her ‘suite’.Roxie is a sweet and shy girl looking for a quiet home and someone to love her. Photo courtesy: Adopt-A-PetRoxie is currently in the market for a loving home with no other dogs, cats or children.  She does need a grain-free diet, lots of love, and she promises to pay you back in unlimited devotion.  If you would like to meet me in person or have further questions, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-A-Pet.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

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Tax Cuts, Revenue Sources Are Top of the List in Holmdel

first_imgThe Bell Works project is one that Hinds is most proud of during his time on the committee. He is also proud of the township’s top Aaa bond rating by Moody’s, the recently generated newsletter and land parcels that have been preserved under his leadership. Liu is also an elected school board member and has been for nine years. On the board, she has chaired several committees, was vice president in 2018 and was vice president of the Monmouth County School Boards Association from 2018 to 2019. She is a trustee of Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence and is the treasurer of Shore Music Educators Association. Cathy Weber and Prakash Santhana, running as independents, say they have valuable experience. “I think we can find more efficiencies and at the same time we’re going to have unprecedented revenue from commercial ratables, specifically Bell Works,” said Hinds. CILU co-president Regina Criscione said the group is a nonpartisan organization but that “does not preclude any CILU member from exercising their First Amendment rights to support a candidate.” She also said Hinds emailed organizers Sept. 8 and said he was unsure if he could make the forum due to his work schedule. Citizens for Informed Land Use (CILU), a citizen group formed in 1998, hosted a candidate forum Oct. 14 for township committee and school board candidates in Holmdel. Santhana and Weber attended, but Hinds and Liu did not. If elected, her top three priorities are to decrease taxes, bring more transparency to the township committee and represent all residents. He has been on the township committee for nine years, four of which were spent as deputy mayor and three as mayor. He is running for re-election because he wants “to leave Holmdel in the best shape possible.” His main goal is to lower taxes for residents in the next three years. “Put people over politics,”she said. Challenger Cathy Weber is also an advocate for land preservation. Feeling frustrated with the current committee’s former plans to install lights and turf at Cross Farm Park, she co-founded Preserve Holmdel, a group dedicated to maintaining natural space. She has been a Holmdel resident for about 25 years and lives in the township with her husband and three children. She has been involved in community groups, including the Holmdel swim team, Girl Scouts and served as a school board member for over three years. “I have dedicated myself during my time here in Holmdel to community service and volunteerism as a leader and as a doer,” she said. Weber is a senior associate director at Princeton University. Republican and current Mayor Eric Hinds is seeking another three-year term on the township committee. His running mate is Chiung-Yin Cheung Liu, member of the school board.center_img Hinds was born and raised in Middletown. He moved to Holmdel 20 yearsago and lives there with hiswife and three children. Hehas coached various sportteams in Holmdel and heworks as a financial advisorfor Merrill Lynch. He is a member of Preserve Holmdel and Fire Action Safety Today (FAST). He said he noticed that “for a small town like ours, we had way too many resident groups fighting the town. That was odd.” According to Hinds, there is video evidence of CILU members stealing his and Liu’s election signs, which he said he reported to police. “I didn’t feel it was going to be a fair environment. I went to the primary (forum)…and I’m always willing to do a debate, but it’s got to be fair,” said Hinds. Republican Mayor Eric Hinds is seeking re-election with running mate Chiung-Yin Cheng Liu. Their challengers are Independent candidates Cathy Weber and Prakash Santhana. No Democrats filed for candidacy. Running mate Prakash Santhana has lived in Holmdel for five years with his wife and daughter. He is a managing director at a global consulting firm where he focuses on preventing fraud, waste and abuse for government entities, he said. He also advises them on exploring new revenue options and to not be too dependent on taxes and tolls. HOLMDEL – Four candidates are running for two open seats on the all-Republican Holmdel Township Committee in November. Like Weber, Prakash said if elected his three main goals are to reduce taxes, cut unnecessary spending and to look for new revenue sources for the township. He also wants to bring more transparency to the committee. Chiung-Yin Cheng Liu has lived in Holmdel for 23 years. She currently resides there with her husband and two children. She has been an educator and administrator since 1980 and in those roles has valued team work and ethics, she said. She said she wants to run for election to the township committee because after nine years of public service on the school board and in various organizations, she understands the importance of giving back to the community. “I am endorsed by the Holmdel Republican Party and Monmouth County Republican Organization running for the position of Holmdel Township Committee,” she said. “It will be a great honor to continue serving my beloved Holmdel in a different position.” Liu cited fire safety and emergency services as a major concern facing the township right now, saying that Holmdel is home to beautiful landscape but few parcels of preserved lands. The town “can’t afford” for anything unfortunate to happen, she said. “A centralized firehouse, updated equipment and related issues have been discussed.” If elected, Liu said she would work with elected officials to form an ad hoc committee in advising and planning. “Life and property matter,” she said.last_img read more

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MELATONIN ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL

first_imgHorse of Meet: MelatoninSprinter: Lord NelsonOlder Horse: Melatonin                                           Older Filly/Mare: BeholderClaimer: Navy HymnGrass Male: Midnight StormGrass Filly/Mare: Illuminant3-Year-Old Male: Dalmore3-Year-Old Filly: Songbird2-Year-Old Male: California Diamond2-Year-Old Filly: TheonewewaitedforTrainer: Phil D’AmatoJockey: Rafael BejaranoApprentice: Chad LindsayRace: Gold Cup at Santa AnitaOwner: Hronis RacingAchievement: Michael Wrona New Voice of Santa Anita 2016 Santa Anita Spring Media Poll ARCADIA, Calif. (July 10, 2016) – Melatonin proved his victory at 16-1 in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 12 was no fluke by winning the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25 as the 9-5 favorite and was thus named Horse of the Meet in Santa Anita’s annual Spring Meet Media Poll.A five-year-old gelded son of Kodiak Kowboy trained by David Hofmans for long-time client Susan Osborne, who campaigns as Tarabilla Farms, Melatonin’s ultimate goal is the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 5 at Santa Anita, where he is unbeaten in three starts, all under jockey Joe Talamo.Melatonin also was named Outstanding Older Male, and the Gold Cup, in which he repulsed the longest shot in the race, Win the Space at 24-1, was awarded Race of the Meet.“We are proud and pleased with the recognition,” said the 73-year-old Hofmans, who has trained for Mrs. Osborne going on two decades. “We hope to continue our successful run through the Breeders’ Cup Classic.”Rafael Bejarano and Phil D’Amato repeated as Outstanding Jockey and Trainer, respectively, each having captured honors at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, where D’Amato won his first-ever training title with 41 victories. D’Amato won the Spring Meet crown with 25 victories, well ahead of runner-up Bob Baffert who had 18.Bejarano, a perennial Southern California leader since coming West in November of 2007 at the behest of the late Bobby Frankel, won the Spring Meet crown over runner-up Flavien Prat, 46-40. It marked the 15th title at Santa Anita for the 34-year-old Bejarano, his 27th in Southern California and his 32nd overall.Champions dominated two categories in the voting. Eclipse Award winner as best Two-Year-Old Filly of 2015, Songbird was voted Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly, while three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder was named Outstanding Older Filly or Mare. Unbeaten Songbird won the Grade II Summertime Oaks on June 18 for her eighth straight triumph, while Beholder took the Grade I Vanity Mile on June 4 for her 13th victory from 14 starts at Santa Anita.Lord Nelson was named Sprinter of the Meet thanks to his half-length victory in the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes on June 25; Affirmed Stakes winner Dalmore was voted Outstanding Three-Year-Old Male; Midnight Storm was named Outstanding Grass Male off his win in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile; and Illuminant became Outstanding Grass Filly or Mare by capturing the Grade I Gamely Stakes.California Diamond and Theonewewaitedfor were named Outstanding Two-Year-old Male and Female, respectively, after capturing the Santa Anita Juvenile and the Landaluce Stakes, each youngster remaining unbeaten in two starts.Chad Lindsay, a 23-year-old Texas native, was voted the meet’s Outstanding Apprentice rider by virtue of his 13 victories from 75 mounts, placing him among the top 10 in the standings.Navy Hymn, a three-year-old son of Songandaprayer, reeled off three straight victories to be named Claiming Horse of the Meet. The Kentucky-bred won for $25,000 at six furlongs May 8; for $40,000 at 6 ½ furlongs May 21; and by four-and-three-quarter lengths in an optional claimer on June 5.Brothers Kosta and Peter Hronis, who campaign as Hronis Racing, LLC, were named Owners of the Meet. They led in most wins, seven, and purse money earned, $634,068.Michael Wrona’s performance after being named Santa Anita’s new announcer was voted Achievement of the Meet.center_img D’Amato, Bejarano Named Top Trainer and Jockeylast_img read more

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ONE Championship looks to make MMA splash in States

first_imgCarpio 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 award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Our deal is more in the lines of a real pro sport deal, like football or baseball,” Alvarez said. “The package deal is an eight-figure deal. When we brought that to the UFC to match it, they declined matching it and I had to move forward. I’m happy I did because ONE Championship is the only major promotion that I have not won and conquered the world title in. It’s history and legacy for me.”Alvarez was part of a flurry of transactions that put MMA fans on notice that ONE was intent on becoming a singular sensation. ONE obtained Demetrious Johnson, the long-reigning UFC flyweight champion better known as “Mighty Mouse,” in a trade with UFC — yes, a trade — for Ben Askren. Sage Northcutt, once hailed as a future UFC star, also signed with ONE. Meisha Tate, a former 135-pound champion in UFC and Strikeforce, has signed on as ONE’s vice president and was set to move to Singapore.ONE strengthened its roster with notable U.S.-based talent ahead of a North American television deal with Turner Sports. The three-year deal will see ONE content broadcast on Turner’s platforms including TNT, which is received by more than 90 million households in the United States, as well as streaming platform Bleacher Report Live and other Turner properties. Turner, which also broadcasts the NBA and the NCAA Tournament, is set to air 24 events in 2019 on its various outlets. B/R Live will stream ONE: Eternal Glory on Jan. 19 from Jakarta, Indonesia.That date is already familiar to MMA fans — UFC is running its debut show on ESPN-plus the same night (yet in different time zones).Johnson and Alvarez will make their ONE Championship debuts on March 31 in Japan in tournament competition.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Photo from ONE ChampionshipHow many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of ONE? Try none.OK, maybe that’s a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC’s heavyweight share of the combat sports marketplace.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “I’m not the smallest guy in the organization anymore,” the 5-foot-3 Johnson said. “In America, everybody always looked at me as a child. I won’t have that issue when I’m in Asia competing.”More elite fighters could be on their way to ONE.Alvarez, who said he left on good terms with UFC and President Dana White, has suddenly become quite popular among his MMA peers.“Every fighter in town is sliding into my DMs. What’s going on? What are you being offered?” Alvarez said, laughing.Sityodtong, raised in Thailand and a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur behind ONE. He’s made a name as the most powerful MMA executive in Asia and has trained and coached in martial arts. Alvarez was wowed — and wooed — by Sityodtong’s approach toward building ONE into an American MMA juggernaut.“In three years, our goal is 100 million live viewers per event, making us as big as Super Bowl Sunday,” Sityodtong said at the press conference to introduce Alvarez.ONE has been aggressive in establishing a U.S. foothold in large part because of an influx of cash from some of the top venture capital firms in the world. Sequoia Capital and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek helped ONE secure an additional $166 million in funding in October. ONE said at the time of the announcement it had exceeded $250 million in total capital base. ONE also recently announced an exclusive partnership in Japan with TV Tokyo, one of the country’s largest national television broadcasters.ONE could quickly crush Bellator as the No. 2 promotion in the United States with a national TV deal and become a viable option for free-agent fighters — even with no scheduled events in America.Alvarez has a stout belief that the MMA promotion made in Asia can make it in America.“The fans there get it,” Alvarez said, “and it won’t be long until the American fans here get it, as well.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Try ignoring ONE Championship now.After staging shows for seven years across Asia from Myanmar to China, ONE has come out swinging in the U.S. — throwing millions at big-name free agents, signing a major cable TV deal and raising capital needed to not only keep its grip as the dominant MMA promotion of the East, but perhaps use global expansion to eventually rival UFC as the champ of the West.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“They’re making a serious push,” ONE fighter Eddie Alvarez said. “I don’t think it’s going to be long before you can crown them one of the top promotions in the world. They’ve done everything possible in their favor to become that.”Alvarez, a Philadelphia native, should know as well as any fighter about ONE’s commitment to becoming a major player in the U.S. fight game. “The Underground King” has fought for several MMA promotions and made his name in Bellator as a two-time lightweight champion and in UFC where he won the same title in 2016 and headlined the promotion’s first card in Madison Square Garden against Conor McGregor. The 34-year-old Alvarez became a free agent after his last fight in July 2018 and decided to explore his options outside UFC. He traveled to Singapore and met ONE founder and CEO Chatri Sityodtong and learned U.S. expansion plans and acquiring other name fighters were on the horizon, as well as ongoing talks that would broadcast fights in America. Alvarez was impressed, not just by ONE’s outline for the future, but in a multimillion-dollar contract offer that he says makes him one of the highest-paid fighters in the sport. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Tearful Murray: Australian Open could be his last tournamentlast_img read more

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New Health Minister Faces Colossal Challenges

first_imgThe new Health Minister comes into office facing more serious, even colossal challenges than any of his predecessors.Not even Dr. Joseph N. Togba, who first took over this awesome portfolio right out of medical school in 1945, faced so stupendous a set of challenges as today’s incoming Health Minister, whoever that may be.True, when Dr. Togba returned home he faced all the childhood and other diseases.  Among these were chickenpox, diarrhea, whooping cough, measles, mumps, sleeping sickness, smallpox, tuberculosis, worms, yaws and yellow fever.Yet every one of those diseases was unlike the deadly Ebola virus. None of them had people dying in the thousands.  None of them was so vicious as to shatter our lives, our way of life, our economy, our cultural and social traditions and our good neighborliness. Ebola has separated us from our next door neighbors of Guinea, Sierra Leone and La Cote d’Ivoire, to the extent that we can no longer trade with one another.  When the Ivorians had their political crisis a few years ago, they streamed across the border into Liberia in the hundreds of thousands and were wholeheartedly welcomed by their Liberian brothers and sisters.  For after all, the same languages, Gio, Mano, Grebo and Krahn are spoken across the borders. There are relatives on both sides of the border, divided by France when it seized huge portions of Liberian territory that became parts of Guinea and La Cote d’Ivoire.Yet in this Ebola season, the Ivorians effectively closed their air, land and sea borders with Liberia and the two other grievously affected countries, Guinea and Sierra Leone. But the Ebola virus went further to   devastate our international relations.  So many other countries stigmatized our three countries, causing our citizens great embarrassment and humiliation.No, even though Dr. Togba faced the task of building from scratch the National Public Health Service (NPHS) that later became the MOH, it was far from what the incoming Minister of Health faces today.For starts, even though we face an awesome health and medical crisis, our Minister-designate, Mr. George T. Werner, has spent not a day in medical school.  But that need not be to his disadvantage.  Several others served though they were not doctors.  The first was Madam Mai Padmore, for many years President Tubman’s Special Assistant, whom President W.R. Tolbert appointed his first Health Minister.  She was succeeded by Counselor Oliver Bright, and after him another lawyer, Cllr. Estrada Bernard.  Then came Dr. Abeodu Jones, a historian, and after her Dr. Kate Bryant, MD, a pediatrician. Given this historical background, the Senate should not be too quick to reject Mr. Warner as the new Health Minister.  What he will need is all the help he can get from those who know about the business—medical practitioners and related persons who can help him put together a program to finish the fight against the Ebola virus.This hopefully last stage in the anti-Ebola crusade is critical; for the new Minister will have to work closely with the Chief Medical Officer the Incident Management System that handles the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization and all the partners, including the Americans, Chinese, Europeans, Africans, Asians, etc.  He will need all the help he can get in taking the fight to the finish, which he does not have much time to achieve, since President Sirleaf and the Liberian people are hoping that Liberia can be Ebola free before Christmas.The new Minister’s next challenge is to develop a Master Plan for the rebuilding of Liberia’s entire Healthcare Delivery System.  This must ensure that modern hospitals are built in places where they do not yet exist, including Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Grand Kru, River Cess and Sinoe Counties.  And where they do exist, the hospitals must be seriously revamped and modern equipment installed, including specialized equipment for radiology, dialyses, heart, dental surgery and ophthalmology procedures,  to list a few.The Master Plan should also include healthcare centers throughout the country, especially in remote villages, making lack of access to healthcare a thing of the past.The new Minister will have to work closely with the Dean and Faculty of the A.M. Dioglotti College of Medicine, the West African Post Graduate College of Physicians and Surgeons and all the other partners to develop a comprehensive plan to train medical doctors, nurses and paramedics to man the new health system. Well-conceived and sustainable terms of service and remuneration structures are necessary components of medical personnel development planning so that the focus will remain where it is critically needed – on saving and enhancing lives, instead of constant fights over pay, benefits and the horrendous conditions in most medical facilities around the country.Not to be ignored is the need for a healthcare delivery system to be trusted and embraced by the people.  That trust must be earned by good customer service delivered by doctors, nurses and other medical staff from janitors to CMO who are inculcated (instilled) with the culture of empathy and unconditional, non-judgmental acceptance of those needing and seeking their care. There is rampant egregious (extremely bad) treatment of patients by many hospital staff and this must be thoroughly and uncompromisingly reversed.Furthermore, the people’s trust must be earned by a healthcare delivery system that makes informed decisions and acts expeditiously in the people’s interest.  That kind of system ensures that those hired are indeed qualified to serve in their posts, that medications on the local market are rigorously inspected for safety and authenticity.  That kind of system is also seen to be enforcing without prejudice all the rules, laws and regulations to prevent medical crises and move quickly to control crises as it is now doing to prevent further spread of the Ebola virus.To win the people’s confidence and trust, the well-conceived healthcare delivery system will allocate funding to teach, monitor and engage the communities it serves across the country.  Messages targeting prevention such as pre and post natal care, good hygiene, healthy eating, fitness, vaccination, environmental cleanliness must be seriously and relentlessly promoted by every effective means possible until disease and death rates in the country are far lower than they are today.It is a tall order and we wish the new Minister well.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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PrEP helps to strengthen the entire HIV care continuum

first_imgDear Editor,Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is medicine that can reduce the chance of getting HIV by more than 90 per cent and can reduce the chances even more when combined with condoms. The medication works by stopping HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout the body if there is exposure to the virus, and it has been proven to be safe and effective in high-risk groups all over the world. For the last four years the World Health Organization (WHO) has been recommending PrEP as an additional HIV prevention choice, but uptake in the Caribbean has been slow, but steadily increasing. Currently, Bahamas and Barbados are the only two countries which provide PrEP to persons who meet the criteria for use, but Suriname, St Lucia, Grenada, Cuba and Jamaica either provide PrEP to certain populations or have plans to start provision in 2019.Guyana’s Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD Guyana) conducted an assessment on the knowledge, attitudes and delivery preferences on PrEP among men who have sex with men and transgender persons earlier this year, and from the focus groups held in five regions, it was found that 60 per cent of the participants had never heard of PrEP before. This was especially the case for persons who lived outside of Region Four. Once persons became aware of it, however, almost everyone was interested in taking it for their personal protection. This led to the conclusion that there is the need for a lot more education and sensitisation on PrEP, especially involving NGOs within this effort, and that the time has come for the provision of PrEP within the Guyanese public healthcare system. Starting PrEP in Guyana will entail the use of a medication that is already present in the country and that is already procured at a fairly low cost. Studies in other countries have demonstrated that the savings a country receives from the HIV infections avoided by using PrEP makes it a cost-effective prevention measure.The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Know your status”, which emphasizes HIV testing as a strategy that also empowers people to make choices about HIV prevention so they can better protect themselves and their sexual partners. Before persons can be placed on PrEP they must know their status because the medication is only for HIV-negative persons. Being on PrEP helps to strengthen the entire HIV care continuum in the country because persons must present for initial and regular testing, increasing engagement with the health service system and also providing opportunities for linking any HIV-positive persons into care and treatment. Know your status so that you can know whether you should be using PrEP as an additional prevention measure to continue to stay HIV-negative.Yours faithfully,Dr NastassiaRambarranDr Roger Welch andJoel Simpson(for SASOD Guyana)last_img read more

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Surprise surplus greets Mariposa residents

first_img Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255, judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – The residents in a new upscale town-house development in Plum Canyon anticipated epicurean kitchens and handcrafted stairs but not the continually overflowing trash bins in plain view outdoors whose contents routinely spill beyond the brick enclosures. A waste hauler collects trash three times a week, but some residents say the bins fill up pronto when the overflow is dumped inside, spawning a vicious cycle. “I spent $400,000 on my house,” said Elizabeth Mitchell-James who moved Nov. 30 with her husband and 21-month-old son into a three-bedroom home in D.R. Horton’s Mariposa development. “We didn’t even go out through the front door when the weather was more mild. It was disgusting.” Mitchell-James has seen diapers, broken glass and other trash near the trash bin just beyond her front door, she said. Moving boxes discarded by an influx of new residents account for some of the trash, residents say, adding that piles of everyday trash are substantial. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Matt Sawyer, whose second-story balcony overlooks a trash bin, said odors from the overflowing trash bother him. He has donned rubber gloves to help trash crews pick up the garbage. Several residents said wind blows refuse around the development. James Brent, a resident since June, said he plucks trash from his bushes and front yard every day. One of his neighbors said she has stashed trash in the garage temporarily. Waste Management, Inc., which services the community, has a protocol dealing with such situations. Drivers who discover overflowing enclosures shoot date-stamped pictures, which are sent to the management company to indicate a possible need for increased services. Pictures have been taken in Mariposa for six months – since July – said Chris Fall, the hauler’s public sector services manager. The number of bins has been increased, but Fall said more bins or more frequent service is necessary. The residents said they do not fault Waste Management for the problem, they blame Horton and Lordon Management, which manages the homeowners association. Horton did not return calls Monday. Lordon Management said the problem stems from new residents who fail to crush their moving boxes. Donna Bauer, a representative of the company, said a janitorial crew has been helping to pick up trash since mid-December, often dumping it off-site. Lordon has met with the hauler twice on the site to make sure the “bins are collected,” she said. “We have had a report from a resident and the developer is working with them,” Bauer said. “We do anticipate that when everybody moves in the problem will alleviate itself.” A rolling trash bin is being considered for when large numbers of buyers move in all at once, she said. Homes in the two-story town-house community range from the high $200,000s to the low $400,000s. The Mariposa development is one of several projects along a booming stretch of Plum Canyon Road. Mitchell-James has reported the matter to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. last_img read more

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DONEGAL SFC: GAOTH DOBHAIR EDGE OUT OLD RIVALS DUNGLOE IN CHAMPIONSHIP THRILLER

first_imgAdrian Sweeney was impressive for Dungloe again this afternoon, but he couldn’t halt his side being defeated by Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal SFC.Cian Mulligan’s goal on the stroke of half-time was the crucial score between Gaoth Dobhair and Dungloe at Magheragallon this afternoon.Gaoth Dobhair came out on top in a physical bruising championship affair which enthralled the large crowd in attendance.In truth it was game of two-halves as Gaoth Dobhair lead by six points at the break. Kevin Cassidy’s men had the advantage of a strong breeze at their backs in the opeing period.They had the lions share of possession but until Mulligan’s goal failed to hurt Dungloe on the scoreboard, as they’d only pointed four times at that stage.Dungloe had their moments in the first-half with Adrian Hanlon forcing a wonderful stop from Christopher Sweeney.But at half-time it looked ominous for Dungloe as they Gaoth Dobhair by six,but Tony Boyle knew his men had the advantage of thw wind in the second period. Half time score Gaoth Dobhair 1-04 Dungloe 0-01. Dungloe started well and scored three points from Adrian Sweeney, Shaun Sharkey and Adrian Hanlon to reduce the deficit to three points.But Gaoth Dobhair hit back through scores from Kevin Cassidy, Noel Kelly and Odhran MacNiallais to stretch their lead back to six.However, Dungloe rallied back, Cory Gallagher rattled the crossbar when he powered through the Gaoth Dobhair defence and really ought to have scored.Substitute Adam Neely, a member of the Donegal minor panel, scored two points and Adrian Sweeney added another to bring it back to a one score game again. Dungloe pushed hard for an equalizer, but Gaoth Dobhair held firm to earn a crucial win.Final score Gaoth Dobhair 1-08 Dungloe 0-08Next up for Kevin Cassidy’s side is Termon, who sit bottom of the group, while Dungloe host Killybegs with the winner of that guaranteed to advance to the last eight of the Donegal SFC.DONEGAL SFC: GAOTH DOBHAIR EDGE OUT OLD RIVALS DUNGLOE IN CHAMPIONSHIP THRILLER was last modified: October 5th, 2014 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:Donegal SFCdungloeGAAGaoth DobhairnewsSportlast_img read more

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DDTV: See what’s being said about the Senior and Reserve GAA Championship Finals

first_imgThe press day for this Sunday’s Reserve and Senior Championships took place in the Station Hotel in Letterkenny last weekend.Representatives from Glenswilly, Kilcar, Gaoth Dobhair and St Eunans all took part in the day.Charlie Collins from Donegal Sportshub asked the questions and Bradas O’Donnell was there to get it all on camera. Simply click on the video to see what everyone had to say. DDTV: See what’s being said about the Senior and Reserve GAA Championship Finals was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:DDTVDonegal Senior ChampionshipGAAglenswillykilcarlast_img read more

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Dozens indicted in Katrina scheme

first_img Officials with Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Spherion, which operates the call center, have said the company didn’t have time to run background checks on its 1,200 workers. None of the suspects worked directly for the Red Cross. 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The Bakersfield site is the largest of three Red Cross centers set up to handle hurricane calls. Others are located in Niagra Falls, N.Y., and Falls Church, Va. Operators provided qualifying victims with a personal identification number they then presented to receive aid funds from Western Union. The average payout was about $1,000, Goldburg said. The indicted call center employees were allegedly providing pin numbers to their friends and family who would then go to Western Union to collect the funds, Scott said after the first eight indictments were announced in October. The Red Cross contacted the FBI after it performed an audit of the call center and discovered an unusually high number of claims were being paid out at Western Union outlets in the Bakersfield area. “This is one of the biggest schemes that we’ve seen,” Goldburg said. FRESNO – Forty-nine people have been indicted in a scheme that bilked thousands of dollars from a Red Cross fund designated for Hurricane Katrina victims, federal authorities said Tuesday. At least 14 suspects worked at a Red Cross call center in Bakersfield and are accused of helping family and friends file false claims for aid money, said Mary Wenger, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott in Sacramento. All the suspects are from the Bakersfield area and face federal wire fraud charges, she said. Six have pleaded guilty. The fake claims drained at least $200,000 from the fund, but that number is expected to rise as the investigation continues, Red Cross spokeswoman Devorah Goldburg said Tuesday. last_img read more

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