The announcement of the closing with RPM and debt payment to the county came within days of the reopening of Route 537, also known as the Avenue of Memories, through the fort to the public. The county’s Department of Public Works and Engineering upgraded the roadway’s monuments to lost fort military personnel during the work performed prior to the re- opening, but more preser vation ef for ts are planned. Next, the monuments will be photographed and electronically recorded.“It’s a pleasure to see much of last year’s work coming to fruition this year,” Gorman said. “The opening of the road provides the public with the opportunity to see all that is happening on the fort. We are really on a strong track.”Among FMERA’s first post-Army endeavors was a directive to staff to find ways to accelerate the overall redevelopment of the 1,127-acre fort. Their research showed that under the bureaucratic burdens imposed by the Army, projects took an average of 30 months to complete. A timetable for 2017 has been developed, with that average expected to be reduced by six to 12 months. Closings are expected in the coming months on a number of parcels while negotiations on several more are underway.On Dec. 29, FMERA placed two others sites up for bid – the Lodging Area and Allison Hall. FMERA envisions the 15-acre Lodging Area as medium density residential, institutional/ civic, and/or office/research development. The 13-acre historic Allison Hall site is designated for reuse as a boutique hotel as well as retail, office/research, and open space/recreation. Proposals that include both parcels in a comprehensive redevelopment project will be considered and receive “additional points” in the evaluation process, officials said. Those bids are due March 31.In other news, the long-awaited general public auction of fort items left behind when the Army pulled out is expected to be scheduled in May. Over the past two years, only large lot auctions of heavy equipment and building contents have been held.“This will give individuals the opportunity to take home a piece of Fort Monmouth, be it memorabilia, hand tools, unique items, or a desk or lamp,” Steadman said. “We want to make it a day or weekend-long event on the fort.” An auction of the contents of the Lodging Area, to include residential furniture, will also be scheduled, while another large lot auction of the contents of two 45,000-foot warehouses is scheduled for March 18. Proceeds from the auctions must be re-invested into the fort’s redevelopment. Information on auctions and more will be available on fortmonmouthnj.com. The closing also resulted in the first payment by FMERA on its $33 million debt to the Monmouth County Improvement Authority – about one-fifth of the amount owed according to FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman. The $33 million was provided from notes issued by the authority in a financial arrangement orchestrated by Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry,the county’s long-time FMERA representative. Steadman said the payment represents “a huge milestone for us.” Story and photo by Laura D.C. Kolnoski|FORT MONMOUTH – Last week’s first significant property closure since Fort Monmouth was transferred to Monmouth County by the U.S. Army in November will pave the way for the redevelopment of the 36-acre former Officers Housing parcel in Oceanport by RPM Development Group of Newark.The site includes 117 residential units in single, duplex, and four-plex configurations surrounding the adjacent parade grounds. The firm plans to restore the exteriors and renovate the interiors of the homes, provide landscaping, and create a recreational area along Parker’s Creek.The company has previous experience in historic and affordable housing development. In Newark, RPM purchased a building in the Forest Hill Historic District, vacant for over 20 years, and rehabilitated it adhering to the Department of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. The project won a 2015 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award. In Camden, it under took a project combining historic rehabilitation with new construction, providing 71 rental units and over 7,000 square feet of commercial space at a former bank listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently constructing a new apartment complex in Keansburg at the corner of Beachway and Raritan Avenues, scheduled to be completed in 2018.“After a long and arduous process, this redevelopment will be a great thing for Oceanport, Monmouth County, and FMERA,” said James V. Gorman, chairman of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA). The project will create 68 market rate for-sale units and 48 rental units. Twenty percent of the rental units will be available as low and moderate income households. The first residential project to get underway at the fort, it is expected to be completed in about two years.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s a coaches’ worst nightmare — a sputtering offence.Chris Shaw and the Nelson Leafs can relate as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team saw its popgun offence stall once again during two weekend losses.“It’s frustrating and I don’t know why it’s not going our way,” Leaf center Adrian Moyls said after the home side managed only 15 shots during a 2-0 loss to the Spokane Braves Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.“We’re all snake bitten,” Moyls, second on the Leafs in scoring with 10 points, added. “We’re trying but we like griping the stick too much. We’re going to the net and trying as hard as we can but it’s just not going our way right now.”Fresh off a 5-1 setback Friday night in Castlegar against the Rebels, fans would have thought the Leafs jumped all over the Braves to start the game.However, it was Mike Bay’s troops who dominated the opening frame by out shooting the Leafs 18-5 and out scoring the home side 1-0.Jesse Collins gave teammate Garrett Barr all the goals he would need in the Spokane nets with a maker seconds into the game.“(Overconfidence) is something we addressed before (the game),” said Leaf coach and GM, Chris Shaw. “That’s now (Spokane’s) sixth win in a row and they’re probably the hottest team in the KI right now. “We had spoken about that and it was addressed but once again we came out flat and that’s been a problem with us since the start of the year.”As if the first period wasn’t bad enough for the Leafs. The second was almost worse as Nelson mustered only three shots at Barr.The Leafs more than doubled that second-period output in the third, firing seven shots at Barr. But most of those shots came in the final two minutes when Shaw pulled starter Marcus Beesley for an extra attacker.“We’re kind of on a rollercoaster,” Shaw admitted. “I think it’s just inconsistency. As far as tonight Spokane didn’t give us any chances to get quality shots on net. They played a hell of a hockey game.”“I think our effort overall just wasn’t there,” Shaw added. “I thought our effort (Friday) night (against Castlegar) was pretty good. I think we out-chanced Castlegar, but we just had no finish.”Uriah Machuga scored an insurance marker for Spokane late in the second to complete the scoring. Final shots were 32-15 in favour of the Braves.Friday night, Leaf killer Erik Wentzel scored three times as the Rebels defeated Nelson for the third time this season.During those three games Castlegar has outscored the Leafs 13-2 with Wentzel registering six of the markers.Patrick Martens scored the only goal of the weekend for Nelson, which out shot the Rebels 27-25.“It’s just a matter of guys who are goal scorers need to score goals and they haven’t been doing that,” said Shaw about the recent funk.Shaw doesn’t expect to make wholesale changes to energize the offence. He’s simply going back to the drawing board once again for some “plain old hard work in practice.” LEAF NOTES: New recruit Kyle Alexander received his first taste of action for Nelson after being acquired last week from Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. . . .Nelson hosts Grand Forks Saturday before paying a return visit to Spokane Sunday. . . . Nelson is 5-8 on the season and 2-7 against Neil Murdoch teams. . . .Gavin Currie leads the Leafs in scoring with 12 points. In contrast, Ryan Aynsley of Castlegar and Taylor House of Osoyoos are tied for top spot in KIJHL scoring, each with 26 firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) has the ball knocked away by Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — The Houston Rockets overwhelmed the woeful Atlanta Hawks with fast-break baskets and 3-point shooting.James Harden scored 21 of his 29 points in Houston’s high-scoring first half, and the Rockets handed the Hawks their eighth straight loss with a 119-104 victory Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 award Dennis Schroder and Taurean Prince each had 16 points for Atlanta. Luke Babbitt scored 12 points on four 3-pointers, and rookie John Collins had eight points and 12 rebounds.TIP-INSRockets: It was Houston’s first win over Atlanta since Nov. 27, 2013, snapping a streak of seven straight losses in the series. … Harden had 11 assists for his fourth double-double of the season. … Clint Capela, who had 12 points, answered a 10-0 run by Atlanta in the second period with three straight jams. The center’s third dunk, a two-hander, led to an Atlanta timeout.Hawks: In a halftime ceremony, the Hawks retired a ceremonial jersey to honor Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, who helped keep the team in its downtown location. The city is providing $142.5 million of the $192.5 million in the two-year renovation of Philips Arena. The Hawks agreed to an 18-year lease extension to remain at the city-owned arena through 2046. … G Malcolm Delaney (ankle) did not play. … Coach Mike Budenholzer was called for a technical foul in the second period.CHRIS PAUL UPDATEAsked when All-Star point guard Chris Paul will return from a left knee injury, D’Antoni said: “I hope tomorrow, but it’s not gonna be.” After that tease, D’Antoni said he expects Paul to miss another two weeks. “But we’re going to be cautious with it so it could stretch a few more days,” he said.Paul was with the team in Atlanta while missing his ninth straight game.PT FOR TAYLORPoint guard Isaiah Taylor, who played four games with Houston last season, continues to earn substantial playing time after signing with the Hawks on Oct. 17. He had 12 points and a team-high five assists in about 25 minutes against his former team.“His speed is what makes him special,” Budenholzer said. “Everybody sees how he can get to the paint, get to the rim. He makes people play fast with him. … He’s made a good first impression.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set UP NEXTRockets: Host Utah on Sunday in the first of three straight home games.Hawks: Visit Cleveland on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES The Rockets scored 28 fast-break points, almost doubling their previous high of 15.“We don’t want to hold the ball,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “And we want to make quick decisions. … I just think we did a lot of good things.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHouston led 69-51 at halftime with its highest-scoring half of the season. The Rockets went 11 for 22 from 3-point range in the first half and 16 for 47 from beyond the arc for the game.“We haven’t been shooting the 3-ball all that great this year,” said Eric Gordon, who made three 3s and had 20 points. “… Once we start shooting 3s we’ll be hard to stop.” Luc Mbah a Moute also scored 20 points to help Houston improve to 6-1 on the road. The Southwest Division-leading Rockets (7-3) closed a stretch where they played five of six games away from Houston, including back-to-back road wins against the Knicks and Hawks.“A good two games for us, but it’s got to be not just two games or 10 games, it’s got to be an entire season to get where we want to go,” Harden said.Kent Bazemore scored 18 points for the Hawks (1-8), who have not won since their season-opening victory at Dallas.Bazemore had the difficult task of defending Harden.“They just shoot the crap out of the ball,” Bazemore said. “You can be six inches from it and they let it go. … When a team like that comes in, it’s going to be a tough challenge. 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The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Madam Elfrieda Tamba, has called for full support from the newly combined Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP).According to Madam Tamba, the newly merged Ministry is cardinal to building effective tax administration in Liberia.Commissioner Tamba made the call Tuesday during the official launching into operation of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).The program was held at the MFDP’s head office on Broad Street, in Monrovia.She said support from the Ministry is needed, because, they are directly in charge of tax policy as well as the divider of the national revenue. The LRA collects needed revenue on behalf of the government and people of Liberia.Madam Tamba told Minister Amara M. Konneh that her team (LRA) will deliver all necessary revenues to implement the national economic transformation.“Team LRA, can deliver for you as Minister of Finance, the revenues you need to implement the national economy, but the LRA needs your support to deliver the goods,” she emphasized.“Again, Minister Konneh, lets us continue working together to strengthen the partnership to improve revenues,” she said.The LRA Commissioner then called on her staff transitioning into the new agency to prepare themselves for the task of lawfully and legitimately collecting revenues for the benefit of the people of Liberia.Minister Konneh, in his intervention, said the launching of the LRA was a quest in building a vibrant, dynamic and professional public sector of Liberia.“This reform has been driven by a thoroughly organized and methodical process pre-dating our administration. We believe, a truly professionalized public sector is the most effective way to deliver quality services to our people, and the value of this exercise would be seen in increased efficiency, better organizational management, and improved service delivery, particularly in the fiscal and development policy direction of the country,” Finance Minister Konneh, who now heads the merged Finance and Planning entity, said.According to him, the policy idea behind the merger is to bring synergies to the government through the avoidance of duplications and gaps in the functions of both the Ministries of Finance, and Planning and Economic Affairs, thereby resulting in better allocation of human and financial resources and better service delivery.Minister Konneh, who is the nation’s Chief Financial Officer, was, however, quick to point out that with every transition, there are rough roads and bumpy rides.He added that as the GoL pursues this painful process of helping to streamline the government through the rollout of the MFDP, and the operationalization of the Liberia Revenue Authority, it remains conscious of its responsibility to treat its employees with respect and dignity.“We are opened to ideas and have broadened the consultative process from the very inception of this reform,” he pledged.The Acts creating both entities has provided a one-year window from its adoption to implementation of the law.Minister Konneh further assured the workforce of both entities that everything would be done in his powers to ensure the concerns and views of the workforce are considered. “We have done over the last few months through direct and indirect engagements, but we must remain focused on the broader objective of working to reform our public sector. We can’t afford to go back. ”According to him, the Act of 2013 which created the MFDP and LRA required that these two institutions be made operational within 12 months as of the signing of the acts.He said since the Acts were all signed into Law by the President on September 19 and 23, 2013 respectively, both institutions are to come into effective no later than September 2014.“However, because of the nature of revenue collections, the Management team decided that it would make sense to ensure that the LRA started on July 1, 2014 since that is the beginning of the budget year. Management decided also that it would make sense, if possible, for the MFPD to also start on said date,” he said.According to the Minister, the Law is clear that all employees (not only civil servants) of the Department of Revenue will be transferred to the LRA for a period of 12 months during which time they will be required to complete application formalities. “The Law is clear that if these employees apply for a position with the LRA, they shall be granted employment.”However, in the event that an employee decides not to apply within the 12 months, the Law requires that they return to the Civil Service Agency (CSA) for reassignment.The MFDP boss said consistent with these provisions of the Law, it has forwarded the names of all employees of the Department of Revenue to LRA through the CSA and added that separate memos have also been served each employees of the Department of Revenue informing them that as of July 1, 2014, they are to report to the LRA for assignment and begin application formalities.“By the LRA Act, on the date that LRA begins operations, the Department of Revenue will cease to exist. However, few staff of the Department will remain in holder positions for the proposed Department of Fiscal Affairs, which is part of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning,” he explained.“It is important to note that the Minister of Finance and Development Planning has general supervision and direction of the LRA,” Min. Konneh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A Corentyne, Berbice taxi driver is seeking justice after he was allegedly by Police Officers at the Springlands Police Station.Baldeo Budhram, 33, a taxi driver, of Lot 50 Princetown, Corriverton, told Guyana Times on Wednesday that he was beaten by Police Officers attached to the Springlands Police Station on October 7.According to Budhram, he was outside his home waiting for his wife to open the gate when Police ranks on patrol pulled up alongside him.Budhram told this publication that a Policeman walked up to him and instructed that he step out of the car. According to him, he became scared after the officer told him to go into the passenger seat and another jumped in the back seat of the car. He said he began asking questions and the officer in the backseat put his arm around his neck and choked him. He alleged that he was then told that he will findBaldeo Budhram displaying his X-rayout all that he wanted to know when he gets to the station.At the Springlands Police Station, the taxi driver claimed he was told to take a breathalyser test, but he refused since the pipe he was being asked to blow into was a used one. After searching for a new one, the officers told him that they did not have any and he had to use that very one. He said he then told the officers that he was aware of his rights and was not going to put the used pipe into his mouth.“They told me since I know my rights let me go and lock up my car. When I go outside one of them start to cuss me and I cuss he back and then one of them take a gun and lash me behind my head and I go down to the ground and then start to kick me all over in my back, head, jaw, mouth and in my ribs.”The taxi driver said he was later placed in the lock ups and the following morning taken to the Skeldon Hospital for medical treatment and then released.The matter has since been reported to the Police and Budhram was told that an officer will visit him to take a statement. He said he waited for three days and then returned to the station. He was subsequently asked to make a report with the Office of Professional Responsibility. He is of the view that he is being pushed around by Police in Berbice.When Guyana Times reached out for a comment on the matter, the Police claimed that the taxi driver fell and injured himself. However, Bhudram told this publication that he did not fall. He also said the ground is flat and covered with sand.Following the lack of what Budhram calls an unsatisfactory response, he took his concerns to the Office of the Prime Minister in Berbice and met with the regional representative, Gobin Harbhajan.Speaking with this newspaper, Harbhajan said he spoke with the Sub-Divisional Officer who said the Divisional Commander has been asked to investigate the matter. After an entire month of back and forth and still awaiting justice in the matter, Bhudram reached out to the media on Wednesday and told his story. (Andrew Carmichael)
Any vehicle with tinted windows that does not have the required permit will be impounded by the police and have its fitness revoked.This is according to Deputy Police Commissioner and Traffic Chief, Linden Isles, who during a recent exclusive interview with <<
He’s off to a good start. Stewart nudged Kyle Busch out of the lead with eight laps to go, then calmly drove to his third victory in the all-star event when runner-up David Gilliland, a former Chino Hills resident, never challenged. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tony Stewart drove his way into Victory Lane at Daytona – one week earlier than he hoped for. Stewart won the exhibition Budweiser Shootout on Saturday night, setting himself up as a top contender to win the season-opening Daytona 500. That’s the last of the NASCAR crown jewels that Stewart wants, and he reported to Speedweeks intent on adding it to his resume this year. As Stewart closed in on the finish line, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran into the back of Elliott Sadler to start a four-car pileup far from the leaders that collected defending race winner Denny Hamlin and Greg Biffle. Toyota, making its Nextel Cup debut, had two cars in the field as the Japanese automaker made its long-awaited debut. But neither Brian Vickers or Dale Jarrett ever contended for the win. Jarrett started on the pole in his new Camry, but quickly fell to the back of the field and finished 18th out of 21 cars. Vickers briefly drove his new Team Red Bull Toyota to the front and paced the field for two laps, but faded and wound up eighth. Stewart, meanwhile, seemed fairly confident he’ll be a contender in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18. Although he has now won 10 times in different events at Daytona – including two wins in the summer Nextel Cup event here – he’s only come close to winning the 500 once, finishing second in 2004. Asked if he can carry anything over from this Shootout to the “Super Bowl of Racing,” Stewart didn’t flinch. “Absolutely,” he said, promising his Chevrolet for the big event would be stout. “The other one’s better, believe it or not,” he said. “Everyone says that. Nobody brings their best car to the Shootout.” Busch led six times for a race-high 42 laps and had the race in command when a caution for debris came out with 16 laps to go to set up a quick round of pit stops. Busch went onto the service road as the leader and held the position after taking four tires. But Kasey Kahne picked up five spots with a two-tire stop that put him in second, followed by Kurt Busch and Stewart. Earnhardt, who overshot his stall as he entered the pits, came out in 11th place. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
ISLANDIA SPORTFISHING – 25 anglers on 1 boat caught 2 calico bass, 1 sand bass, 6 sculpin. LONG BEACH SPORTFISHING (Berth 55) – 26 anglers on 1 boat caught 4 halibut, 13 sand bass, 1 sculpin, 13 halibut (released). L.A. HARBOR SPORTFISHING (San Pedro) – 66 anglers on 3 boats caught 27 sand bass, 25 calico bass, 90 perch, 7 opal-eyed perch, 1 trigger fish, 19 sculpin. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
20 years ago today, Kevin Keegan produced one of the most memorable moments of English football.Following a victory over Leeds United, the then-Newcastle manager took to the airwaves to rant about the attitude of Sir Alex Ferguson, who claimed Nottingham Forest – the Magpies’ next opponent – wouldn’t try as hard against Keegan’s team as they would against Manchester United.The rant has been voted one of the most popular moments in Premier League history, and Ferguson won out in the end, as the Red Devils claimed the title by four points.You can watch the full rant above…
Liverpool target Marko Pjaca attempts the spectacular during Croatia’s 2-1 win over Spain at Euro 2016 Juventus are set to beat Liverpool and AC Milan to the signing of Dinamo Zagreb winger Marko Pjaca.The trio of clubs have been vying to land the 21-year-old Croatian since the window opened and it looked as though Milan would be his next destination.But now, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, it is Juve who are set to complete his signing after agreeing a fee of around £20million with Zagreb.It has been suggested that the youngster wants to play Champions League football next year and only Juve can offer that from the three interested parties.Now Pjaca is expected to arrive in Turin next week to undergo a medical ahead of signing a long-term deal with the Italian champions. 1